Daily Archives: September 1, 2020

2020-09-01: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-02). What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca The data and concepts have been manipulated with a view to sustaining the fear campaign. | The estimates are meaningless. The figures have been hyped to justify the lockdown and the closure of the national economy, with devastating economic and social …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-09-02). If Trump Tries to Hijack the Election, We Must be Ready to Resist. globalresearch.ca We publish this incisive analysis by Dr. Marjorie Cohn with a view to encouraging debate on the 2020 elections. The broader issue is that both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are a threat to democracy in the US. | *** | For …

The Global Research Team (2020-09-02). Global Research: Help Us Cover Our Operational Costs. globalresearch.ca Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change. Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? Do you …

WSWS (2020-09-01). Trump endorses right-wing violence in Kenosha, Portland. wsws.org While Trump seeks to mobilize fascistic elements, his Democratic opponent Joe Biden condemns "looting and rioting" and directs his main appeal to big business and the military.

Martha Grevatt (2020-09-01). Anti-racist solidarity: Kenosha's labor history. workers.org Since the near-lynching of Jacob Blake by police, the city of Kenosha, Wis., population 100,000, has become a focus of the Black Lives Matter upsurge. Up to that point, Kenosha was just a dot on the map to most people. However, the city's United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 72 played . . . |

Staff (2020-09-01). Kenosha, Wis.: Ground zero for vigilante murder, site of Trump's next visit. therealnews.com On the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 1, President Donald Trump is set to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police officer Rusten Sheskey, and where, days later, teenage Trump supporter Kyle Rittenhouse killed two protesters. | Trump has refused to condemn growing right-wing violence, and there are calls for him to stay away from Kenosha: "Now is not the time for elected officials to ignore armed militants and out-of-state instigators who want to contribute to our anguish," warned Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a letter. | During a Fox News appearance the night before he…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-01). Trump defends Kenosha killer; Biden says president is 'toxic'. peoplesworld.org PITTSBURGH—Having had it up to here with Donald Trump's lies, distortions, and disasters, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took the gloves off and hit hard against the GOP Oval Office occupant, declaring Trump "a toxic presence" in the U.S. And the question the presidential election will answer, Biden declared, is whether voters will expel the …

Staff (2020-09-01). From Kenosha to Cali: Cops Kill for Sport. therealnews.com Stir Crazy! Episode 83: Today we are joined by political consultant Adriel Hampton, TRNN reporter Jaisal Noor, and Ricci Sergienko of the People's City Council of Los Angeles. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Jesse Jackson (2020-09-01). America's greatest athletes are standing up, calling this country to change. peoplesworld.org The greatest athletes in America are standing up for justice at a critical time. Despite unprecedented, multiracial demonstrations across the country protesting police violence against African Americans, the horrors keep on coming. Last week, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a policeman in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As the anger has grown, some …

Black Alliance for Peace (2020-09-01). Ending Poverty, Hunger and War = Racial Justice? globalresearch.ca The Black Lives Matter slogan and the demand for "racial justice" echo as the defining characteristic of the ongoing resistance from Portland to Kenosha. But the drama of the moment obscures the limitation of these demands. What we mean is …

Kathy Durkin (2020-09-01). Letetra Widham, sister of Jacob Blake, says "I want change!" workers.org Letetra Widham declared, "I don't want your pity. I want change!" The sister of Jacob Blake gave an impassioned talk at an Aug. 25 press conference in Kenosha, Wis., the city where police shot her brother two days earlier. This horrific act set off protests there demanding "Justice for Jacob . . . |

Abdullah Hasan (2020-09-01). The Law Enforcement Violence Trump Won't Talk About. aclu.org Day after day, night after night, protesters have been taking to the streets since the police killing of George Floyd. Led by local Black activists and grassroots groups, they're chanting, singing, shouting, kneeling, marching, and even laying on the ground to demand justice for the many Black lives that have been taken by police. Everyone — from parents, grandparents, kids, and more — are showing up., , But Donald Trump from day one has expressed extreme hostility towards the Black Lives Matter movement. He has called on NFL owners to retaliate against players who dared to kneel in protest, said i…

Mathew Ingram (2020-09-01). Trump turns up the protest heat. zcomm.org Trump's rhetoric on the Black Lives Matter protests, not just in Oregon but in other states as well, has been ramping up as the election draws closer, painting what he clearly hopes will be a frightening picture…

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-01). The US is determined to make Julian Assange pay for exposing the cruelty of its war on Iraq. peoplesdispatch.org With Julian Assange's extradition trial set to begin on September 7, Vijay Prashad discusses Assange's heroic work in exposing US war crimes and the heavy price he has paid for it…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2020-09-01). Global Stand 4 Assange- Save His Life & Journalism. indybay.org Please join us live or virtually in vital actions as the farce trial of Assange and journalism starts in the UK: | Sept 7 Noon -2pm Outside: | British Consolute San Francisco | 1 Sansome St. | San Francisco 94104…

_____ (2020-09-01). An Outside View: Kenosha Is A Microcosm Of The US In 2020. popularresistance.org The situation in Kenosha is a microcosm of the United States in 2020 — tragedy on top of tragedy on top of tragedy: | A Black man wantonly paralysed by cops, his three sons forced to watch, ethnic-based violence deteriorating a community already gutted by anti-patriotic neoliberal economics, shops frantically boarding up their windows after having been shuttered during a pandemic lockdown, a 17-year old shooting and killing two protesters — there is just a complete lack of security everywhere over here.

_____ (2020-09-01). Why Conflict Is Escalating In Portland. popularresistance.org It's always been mythology that in the USA the First Amendment gives people the right to peacefully protest. It's always been mythology that when people commit acts of civil disobedience, such as marching or sitting down in the street, that they will generally be gingerly carried off with one cop taking each limb, carrying the arrested to an awaiting vehicle, and carefully placing them inside it. It's always been mythology that when there are two opposing groups of protesters, the police are there to act as a neutral party to keep them from hurting each other. Under certain circumstances, peaceful protests go off…

_____ (2020-09-01). Chris Hedges: 'We Are In A Dangerous Time'. popularresistance.org When we last interviewed Chris Hedges in December, we spoke about the coming uprising and whether the left was ready for it. Now we are in the midst of a nationwide rebellion against police violence and lack of protection for workers, right wing violence is on the rise and an election is nearing. We speak to Hedges about the ways the liberal class protects the status quo, his experiences studying the Christian Right and the times in which we live. Hedges covered wars and revolutions in Latin America, the Middle East and the former Yugoslavia so he has seen what the United States is currently experiencing.

Staff (2020-09-01). Kenosha Police Under Scrutiny for 2018 Case of Chrystul Kizer, Black Teen Jailed for Killing Abuser. democracynow.org We look at how the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has brought renewed scrutiny to another case from 2018: that of Black teenager Chrystul Kizer, who faces charges of killing her alleged sex trafficker, a 34-year-old white man, when she was just 17 years old. Court records show Randall Volar had a history of sexually abusing underage Black girls that was known to the Kenosha police, but he remained free for months. In June 2018, Kizer says she shot and killed Volar in self-defense after he drugged her and tried to rape her. Kizer was freed from jail on $400,000 bail in June but is still figh…

Staff (2020-09-01). Headlines for September 1, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Heads to Kenosha, WI After Defending White Teen Who Killed Two People, Cops Who Kill, Biden Blames Trump for Recent Violence as Trump Defends Violent Supporters in Portland, Progressive Groups Call on Biden to Ban Fossil Fuel Interests from Campaign and Admin, KY Prosecutors Offer Breonna Taylor's Ex-Boyfriend Plea Deal to Name Taylor in Drug Case, Trump's Newest Pandemic Adviser Reportedly Pushing "Herd Immunity" Strategy, Honduran Man Dies of COVID-19 in ICE Jail, Reports: Hamas and Israel Reach Deal to Cease Hostilities, Imprisoned Turkish Human Rights Lawyer Dies After 7-Month Hunger Strike, EPA Rolls B…

Staff (2020-09-01). Kenosha Police Under Scrutiny for Case of Black Teen Jailed for Killing Abuser. truthout.org Image Credit: Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post | We look at how the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has brought renewed scrutiny to another case from 2018: that of Black teenager Chrystul Kizer, who faces charges of killing her alleged sex trafficker, a 34-year-old white man, when she was just 17 years old. Court records show Randall Volar had a history of sexually abusing underage Black girls that was known to the Kenosha police, but he remained free for months. In Ju…

Staff (2020-09-01). Uprisings Against Evictions Are Sweeping the Country Today. truthout.org Organizers and community members in at least 15 cities across the United States are set to mobilize Tuesday to "storm the streets in front of the homes and offices of Republican leaders, occupy eviction courts, and hold teach-ins on tenant protections for a nationwide day of uprisings to protest the Senate's failures to provide relief during the biggest eviction crisis the U.S. has ever faced." | The

Staff (2020-09-01). Muslim Solidarity With Black Lives Matter Is Fueling the Push to Defund Police. truthout.org Muslim groups across Wisconsin and from Washington, D.C., joined together soon after the police-perpetrated shooting of Jacob Blake to issue a

RT (2020-09-02). Amazon seeks intelligence analysts to track down 'labor organizing threats,' calls job listings a mistake after backlash. rt.com Amazon is in search of "intelligence analysts" capable of tracing "threats" from organized labor, according to two recently surfaced job listings, which the company swiftly deleted after they received attention from the press. | The

RT (2020-09-02). 'Inconsistent' with city's values? DC mayor seeks to remove, relocate & rename dozens of memorials, including WASHINGTON Monument. rt.com DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a reevaluation of public spaces and monuments to ensure their names and 'legacies' are consistent with modern values, sharing the results soon after warning the US is headed for a "race war." | The list of properties for consideration was posted to Bowser's Twitter on Tuesday, all named after major US historical figures. The reevaluation was intended to determine whether any of the namesakes "in some way encouraged the oppression of African Americans and other communities of color or contributed to our long history of systemic racism." | This July, I tasked the DCFACES Workin…

RT (2020-09-01). 400,000+ Americans sick of political duopoly turn out for virtual 'People's Convention' & vote to launch new anti-corporate party. rt.com Fed up with decades of two-party rule, hundreds of thousands of Americans tuned in for the People's Convention, where they voted to form a new political alternative unbeholden to corporate power or the military-industrial complex. | The event drew

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-01). 'Creation Is Groaning!': Pope Francis Denounces Endless Growth, Humanity's Assault on Nature. commondreams.org "Climate restoration is of utmost importance, since we are in the midst of a climate emergency." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Thom Hartmann (2020-09-01). Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate and Division? commondreams.org Trump supporters hold flags in front of Kenosha Courthouse on September 01, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. – US President Donald Trump is headed September 1, 2020 to Kenosha, the Wisconsin city at the center of a raging national debate over racism and public safety, despite pleas from local leaders to stay away and accusations that he is fanning tensions to boost his re-election. (Photo: Kerem Yucel / AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-01). Family of Jacob Blake Hosts Block Party, Voter Drive to Drown Out 'Pain and Division' Brought by Trump Visit to Kenosha. commondreams.org The community of Kenosha, Wisconsin countered President Donald Trump's visit to the city on Tuesday with a "Justice for Jacob" rally in the neighborhood where Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer last week, intent on spending the day focused on "resilience and compassion." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dana Floberg (2020-09-01). On September 1, Struggling Families Face Evictions Both Online and Off. commondreams.org "During the COVID-19 emergency, closing this digital divide has gotten even harder," writes Floberg, "Recent research shows that more than half of all low-income broadband users in the United States are worried about paying their internet bills." (Photo: Graciolli Dotcom/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dave Lindorff (2020-09-01). Older Voters, Especially Republicans, Need to Think Before They Vote. counterpunch.org In 2016, exit polls show that Donald Trump won the over-50 vote by a big margin. With voters over the age of 50 accounting for 45% of voters that year, Trump, according to a study by AARP was the choice of 55% of that demographic, compared to 44% who voted for Hillary Clinton. Trump's margin was even

Staff (2020-09-01). Hurricane Laura Floods ICE Jails in Louisiana as Asylum Seekers from Cameroon Strike over Conditions. democracynow.org People held in immigration jails in Louisiana report horrific conditions and continued mistreatment after Hurricane Laura devastated the area. Immigrants detained at the LaSalle and Jackson Parish jails say that after the storm, the two facilities have flooded with urine and feces and lack electricity, clean food or water. Many of those protesting the conditions are from Cameroon, and refugee rights groups, including the Cameroon American Council, are demanding an investigation into conditions. "The current immigration system is based on the racist practices, the white supremacy of 400 years," says Sylvie Bello,…

Staff (2020-09-01). Meet the New Yes Man on Trump's COVID Task Force: Dr. Scott Atlas Wants U.S. to Adopt Herd Immunity. democracynow.org As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States passes 6 million, with a death toll of over 183,000, the Trump administration is loosening coronavirus restrictions, fast-tracking vaccine approval and disregarding safety tests, and now one of Trump's top medical advisers is pushing for the country to adopt a controversial "herd immunity" strategy, raising alarm among public health officials. Washington Post health reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb says Dr. Scott Atlas is not an epidemiologist and was brought on specifically because he would back President Trump's position "about how the pandemic was going,…

Gary Leupp (2020-09-01). The Political Insights of MSNBC's Donny Deutsch. counterpunch.org MSNBC's Donny Deutsch is a Wall Street advertising executive and political commentator who can, I think, be relied upon to honestly convey the true thoughts of the Democratic National Committee. Three of his comments this year stand out. (1) First, he declared (February 20 on "Morning Joe") that he was "absolutely panicked" that Bernie Sanders

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-01). "Dying to Fish": How Israeli Piracy Destroyed Gaza's Once Thriving Fishing Industry. dissidentvoice.org On August 16, the Israeli navy declared the Gaza sea a closed military zone. A few days later, a group of Gaza fishermen decided to take their chances by fishing within a mere two or three nautical miles off the Gaza shore. No sooner had they cast their nets, Israeli navy bullets began whizzing all …

news.un (2020-09-01). Deal to reduce recent Gaza tensions will aid fight against COVID-19. news.un.org The top UN official in the Middle East has hailed an agreement to reduce the latest tensions in and around Gaza amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-01). Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org On Monday, August 31, the Palestinian resistance group Hamas announced that it had reached a ceasefire with Israel that would end the recent hostilities in Gaza. Since August 6, Israel had been continuously attacking Gaza. It had bombed the region from the air, shelled it with tanks, and attacked Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast. Israel claimed the attacks were in response to Hamas and other Palestinian groups firing rockets and incendiary balloons. | The Israeli offensive was taking a heavy toll on people in Gaza. The attacks had deliberately targeted the civilian population. Israel had closed off the fi…

yenisafak (2020-09-01). Coronavirus deaths continue to rise in Palestine, Oman. yenisafak.com The coronavirus pandemic claimed seven lives in Palestine and another four in Oman, local health authorities said on Tuesday.In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said it had recorded seven COVID-19 fatalities, 552 cases, and 282 recoveries.The ministry figures pushed the total numbers of cases to 30,490, including 180 deaths. The tally covers the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.In the Gulf state of Oman, the Health Ministry registered four deaths, 206 cases, and 214 recoveries from the virus.The total number of cases rose to 85,928, including 689 deaths and 8,124 recoveries.Since it origi…

Ben Sears (2020-09-01). American Federation of Teachers endorses Green New Deal. peoplesworld.org At its recent National Convention the 1.7 million member American Federation of Teachers (AFT) passed a sweeping resolution in support of the Green New Deal. With this action, the AFT becomes the fourth national union in the U.S. to take this step. So far the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the flight attendants (AFA-CWA) and …

news.un (2020-09-01). UN agencies support flood response in Sudan but warn aid stocks 'rapidly' depleting. news.un.org The UN and its partners are supporting the Sudanese Government as it responds to recent severe flooding, which has killed 90 people and affected 380,000 others, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Tuesday.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-09-01). Proposed California Reparations Study leaves out Indigenous and Afro-Latino Heritage. indybay.org The State of California may make incremental steps to mitigate past egregious actions taken before, during and after US Statehood beginning September 9, 1850. AB 3121 chooses not to mention the "hidden figures" of our Indigenous / Afro Latino California Heritage, by design.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-01). Trump Plan to Open National Forests to Oil and Gas Drilling Rebuked as Attack on Biodiversity and Indigenous Lands. commondreams.org Defenders of wildlife and biodiversity on Tuesday decried a proposal released by President Donald Trump's Department of Agriculture that would sharply curtail the U.S. Forest Service's ability to weigh in on the activities of oil and gas giants, opening millions of acres of protected forests to drilling operations. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-09-01). The Two Parties Have Failed Us, But The People Can Succeed. dissidentvoice.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 …

Lawrence Wittner (2020-09-01). American Workers Have Been Given a Raw Deal Throughout the Trump Era. zcomm.org Overall, wages remained stagnant during the Trump era, with gains in take-home pay eaten up by inflation, leaving "real wages" for workers the same as 40 years before. By contrast, the compensation received by their bosses rose dramatically, leading to an executive-to-worker pay ratio of 339 to 1.

sputniknews (2020-09-01). Maduro, Venezuelan Opposition Close to Deal on Election Participation – Report. sputniknews.com Two Venezuelan opposition leaders are in talks with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on participating in the upcoming parliamentary elections in December, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu revealed Tuesday.

Lau Kin Chi (2020-09-01). Essays in memory of Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019). mronline.org 'Once they are taken to be ideas about a historical world-system, whose development itself involves "underdevelopment," indeed is based on it, [Marx's theses] are not only valid, but they are revolutionary as well.'

news.un (2020-09-01). Attacks on journalists are attacks on all civil society: UN rights chief. news.un.org UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has urged all countries to do more to protect journalists, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, as their work helps save lives.

Lucia Sabini Fraga (2020-09-01). The resistance of Senegalese street vendors. peoplesdispatch.org With respect to the wave of anti-racist protests in the US, we reviewed the experiences of Senegalese workers on two different parts of the world. On the one hand, street vendors in the city of Buenos Aires -organized in the CTEP- who struggle everyday to survive the world of the street, police abuse and social indifference. And on the other hand, the group that created the TopManta brand, a textile venture in Barcelona that defends the genuine work of immigrants and produces a clothing line with an anti-slavery stamp. | The first attempts to reach them by phone were all unsuccessful. Alpha had meetings at the CT…

WSWS (2020-09-01). Immigration Nation reveals the suffering of migrants at the hands of the US detention and deportation machine. wsws.org The Trump administration tried to stop or delay the release of this important documentary.

Staff (2020-09-01). Jailed Asylum Seekers Report Unlivable Conditions in Wake of Hurricane Laura. truthout.org New Orleans, Louisiana—Incarcerated immigrants and their families and advocates have reported dangerous, unlivable conditions and haphazard evacuations at remote immigration jails in Louisiana, where Hurricane Laura caused widespread damage and power outages as it rampaged across the state late last week. | Speaking to Truthout over the phone on Monday, an asylum seeker jailed at the Jackson Parish Correctional Center in northwestern Louisiana said her dormitory was on "lockdown" after…

yenisafak (2020-09-01). EU welcomes Qatar law reforms serving migrant workers. yenisafak.com The European Union welcomed Qatar's labor reforms on the employment of foreign workers."Once these reforms enter into force, Qatar will become the first country in the Gulf region to dismantle the kefala ("sponsorship") system governing the employment of migrant workers, which gives employers excessive control over them," Peter Stano, the bloc's lead spokesperson on foreign affairs wrote in a statement on Tuesday.The UN's International Labour Organization announced Sunday that Qatar had "effectively dismantled" the long-criticized employment scheme which obliged migrant workers to ask for their employer's permiss…

Felipe de la Hoz (2020-09-01). This Simple Change Could Legalize Millions of Immigrants. thenation.com This Simple Change Could Legalize Millions of Immigrants…

Jonah Raskin (2020-09-01). Babylon Berlin / Babylon Amerikka. counterpunch.org If you're still wondering if you'll vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November—that is, if Trump doesn't crash the party in the next two months—you might watch the Netflix series, Babylon Berlin, which is set in Weimar Germany in the late 1920s. Based on the novels of German author Volker Kutscher, it was originally

Mirinda Crissman (2020-09-01). Capitalist-fueled climate crisis — 'Nightmare Reality'. workers.org Houston Hurricane Laura made landfall Aug. 26 in west Louisiana and east Texas as a Category 4 storm, with winds clocking in at 150 miles per hour. The Gulf Coast region in the southern U.S. is on the frontline of a capitalist-induced climate crisis. Most of the people residing there . . . |

Christopher Banks (2020-09-01). First-ever U.S. Space Force doctrine calls for space supremacy, further militarism. liberationnews.org In preparation for "major power" conflict in coming years, the Pentagon and U.S. government are prioritizing advancing technologies and capabilities to dominate and control space, with the belief that conquering the "ultimate high ground" of space will allow them to win the wars below.

Jamal Rich (2020-09-01). Black National Convention targets police violence, builds unity for Black liberation. peoplesworld.org The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and the Electoral Justice Project joined forces to bring together Black organizers and activists from across the country this past Friday, Aug. 29, for the 2020 Black National Convention (BNC), a "multi-hour broadcast filled with energy, celebration, education, electoral justice, and a vision for Black lives before the biggest …

Wang Hui (2020-09-01). Two faces of time in the modern era—Immanuel Wallerstein and his intervention on the issue of cultures in conflicts. mronline.org By redefining a range of categories, Wallerstein seeks to reconstruct the scenario of the world, using a kind of political economy of culture to replace various Enlightenment thoughts—the presuppositions of various social sciences and their classification systems.

Don Fitz (2020-09-01). What Can We Learn from Cuba? Medicare-for-All Is a Beginning, Not the End Point. dissidentvoice.org As a coup de grâce to the Bernie Sanders campaign Joe Biden declared that he would veto Medicare-for-All. This could drive a dedicated health care advocate to relentlessly pursue Med-4-All as a final goal. However, it is not the final goal. It should be the first step in a complete transformation of medicine which includes combining …

David Trujillo (2020-09-01). Ousting Trump is the way forward for hard-pressed Latinos. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — In this country of abundant resources and talk of greatness we still have Latino children suffering from hunger every day and night. Their concentration and focus on education drift away because their minds are worrying about other things. Latino parents worry about keeping their families together, securing adequate housing, health care, protection …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-01). Florida teachers unions halt dangerous GOP school reopening plan. peoplesworld.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Florida's millions of schoolkids headed back to class this week, but—thanks to their teachers' union—not to brick-and-mortar buildings where an unsafe state plan could have exposed them, their teachers, their bus drivers, their parents and their communities to the coronavirus. Instead, they're "virtually" learning via computer, tablet and other electronic devices. That's because, just …

Chauncey K. Robinson (2020-09-01). Don't ignore Trump fanning the flames of QAnon conspiracy theories. peoplesworld.org President Donald Trump and other GOP members are publicly legitimizing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory group that has sparked violence in the past. They have brought what should have stayed on the fringes of the dark inter-webs to the center stage. This is something that should be cause for alarm. What happens when a conspiracy theory …

Thierry Meyssan (2020-09-01). Who wants to overthrow President Lukashenko? thealtworld.com

| The Western press highlights Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as the winner of the Belarusian presidential election and accuses outgoing President Alexander Lukashenko of violence, nepotism and election rigging. However, an analysis of this country shows that the policies of its president correspond to the wishes of its citizens. Behind this fabricated quarrel lies the spectre of Ukrainian Euromaidan and a provoked rupture with Russia. | One of the objectives of the Euromaidan coup (Ukraine, 2013-14) was to cut the Silk Road in Europe. China reacted by changing its route and passing it through Belarus. From the…

Staff (2020-09-01). Terror in trailer jail: every single prisoner infected with COVID-19. therealnews.com Eddie Conway talks with reporter Katie Kull in Missouri about poor conditions and the no-mask mandate that led to over 100 prisoners contracting Covid-19.

Mirinda Crissman (2020-09-01). Capitalist-fueled climate crisis 'Nightmare Reality'. workers.org Houston Hurricane Laura made landfall Aug. 26 in west Louisiana and east Texas as a Category 4 storm, with winds clocking in at 150 miles per hour. The Gulf Coast region in the southern U.S. is on the frontline of a capitalist-induced climate crisis. Most of the people residing there . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-01). Rafael Correa makes another attempt to overcome suppression of his political rights. peoplesdispatch.org Wednesday September 2 is the last day for the candidates elected in the primary elections to formalize their participation in the 2021 general elections in Ecuador…

Christopher Ketcham (2020-09-01). Wreckreation, Public Lands, and the Fecal Timebomb. counterpunch.org It is to be expected that New York City dwellers who had no fealty to urban life in the first place but were there only to fellate Capital for position, affluence and conspicuous display should now head a hundred miles north into my country, the Catskill Mountains, under the pressure of the Great Pandemic Terror

Steve Sweeney (2020-09-01). In Turkey, unions and women's organizations call for defense of women's rights. peoplesworld.org Activists have called for an organized defense of women's rights in Turkey, where at least 15 women have been murdered in the last 10 days. Thirteen were killed by men and two died in suspicious circumstances. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is trying to take Turkey out of the Istanbul Convention, which obliges signatories to …

John Feffer (2020-09-01). COVID-19 and the Future of Autocrats. counterpunch.org The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world. What better pretext for a state of emergency than a pandemic? It was a golden opportunity to close borders, suppress civil society, and issue decrees left and right (mostly right). Donald Trump in the United States, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Rodrigo

Thierry Meyssan (2020-09-01). Qui veut renverser le président Loukachenko ? thealtworld.com La presse occidentale met en valeur Svetlana TikhanovskaàØa qu'elle présente comme vainqueur de l'élection présidentielle biélorusse et accable le président sortant Alexandre Loukachenko qu'elle accuse de violence, de népotisme et de trucage électoral. Cependant une analyse de ce pays atteste que la politique de son président correspond bien au souhait des citoyens. Derrière cette querelle fabriquée se dresse le spectre de l'EuromaàØdan ukrainien et d'une rupture provoquée avec la Russie. | Un des objectifs du coup d'État de l'EuromaàØdan (Ukraine, 2013-14) était de couper la route de la soie…

Andrew Levine (2020-09-01). Biden, the Lesser Evil, is a Problem Too, But There are Reasons for Hope Nevertheless. counterpunch.org The prospect sickens, but for reasons that are widely understood, it would be irresponsible, this election season, not to pile on votes for Joe Biden. Even more than Hillary Clinton, and a whole lot more than Barack Obama, Biden is a living embodiment of all that makes the actually existing Democratic Party execrable. But we

_____ (2020-09-01). Lancet Study Finds U.S. Has, by Far, the World's Most-Overpriced Medical Care. strategic-culture.org The medical journal, The Lancet, is one of the world's Big Three scientific journals of medicine; that's the triumvirate of authorities for physicians worldwide, and the other two are the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the New England Journal of Medicine. On August 27th The Lancet published

Sean Callebs (2020-09-01). The Heat: U.S. Voting Rights. america.cgtn.com In the race for the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump casts doubt on the U.S. electoral process, claiming mail-in votes would be fraudulent.

The Canary (2020-09-01). Simon Case named UK's top civil servant as Cummings' 'hard rain' continues. thecanary.co A former private secretary to the Duke of Cambridge has been named the UK's new cabinet secretary as a shake-up of the civil service under Boris Johnson and adviser Dominic Cummings continues.Surprise choice: Simon Case, who was made permanent secretary at 10 Downing Street earlier this year, is a surprise choice for the nation's top civil servant. Case spent almost two years working as prince William's right-hand man before temporarily moving to Number 10 earlier this year to assist with the coronavirus response.His expected promotion to cabinet secretary comes after Mark Sedwill announced he would step d…

CounterPunch News Service (2020-09-01). National Forest System Threatened by Another Trump Oil and Gas Giveaway. counterpunch.org America's National Forests and Grasslands would get fracked with the latest rollback Denver. The Trump administration today proposed to gut regulations governing oil and gas extraction on National Forest System Lands, threatening to strip away authority that for years has given the U.S. Forest Service the ability to safeguard clean air and water, public lands,

RT (2020-09-01). WATCH: US Navy sends own ship to watery grave during live-fire exercise at close of RIMPAC naval games. rt.com The amphibious cargo ship the USS Durham was blown to smithereens with a firestorm of ordinance from multiple ships in a striking conclusion to the Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020 naval event held recently off Hawaii. | The Charleston-class vessel entered US Navy service on January 1, 1969 and met its explosive end on Saturday, August 30. | A barrage of Harpoon, Exocet, and Hellfire missiles, and rounds from five-inch guns from various ships from the US, Australia, Brunei and Canada concluded the naval exercise off the coast of Hawaii. The US Navy shared a video of the firestorm farewell. | | Th…

RT (2020-09-01). Joe Rogan podcast fans cry 'censorship' as many episodes with conservative guests did not make it to Spotify. rt.com The Joe Rogan Experience, one of the most popular podcasts in the world, finally landed on Spotify, as part of a lucrative, exclusive deal. Now fans are wondering why some episodes featuring conservative guests are missing. | One of the Spotify-excluded guests, Mikhaila Peterson, the daughter of prominent self-help author Jordan Peterson, tweeted on Tuesday about her episode not being on the platform. She called the situation "straight up censorship," and pointed out that some other episodes were also nowhere to be found. | This is straight up censorship. This is absolutely ridiculous. My episode with Joe is #…

RT (2020-09-01). Scotland's Sturgeon to roll out terms & phrasing for second independence referendum within months. rt.com First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has promised to unveil details of a new independence referendum within the next few months. UK PM Boris Johnson, however, has repeatedly vowed not to allow such a vote to go ahead. | Speaking before the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, Sturgeon revived the plans to hold a second independence referendum. A draft bill, detailing how and when the referendum should be held, will be unveiled before the next parliamentary elections scheduled for May. | "Before the end of this [Scottish] parliament, we will publish a draft bill for an independence referendum — setting o…

RT (2020-09-01). Religious tension enters Belarus mix? Catholic Archbishop refused entry into country after criticising government on Polish TV. rt.com The head of the Catholic Church in Belarus has been refused entry into the country, despite being a Belarusian citizen. The right of citizens to enter the country without hindrance is protected by the country's constitution. | According to Yuri Sanko, the church's press secretary, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz was refused the right to return to his homeland on Monday, after visiting Poland on a business trip. Kondrusiewicz, who was born in the village of Odelsk, located on the Western border, was forced to go back to Poland. | According to Article 30 of the Belarusian Constitution, "Citizens of the Republic…

RT (2020-09-01). 'We are not a vassal state': Philippines's Duterte won't stop infrastructure projects with US-sanctioned Chinese firms. rt.com The Philippines will not be cowed by a US blacklist on Chinese companies and will continue doing business with the sanctioned firms, a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte said, insisting Manila will not bow to a foreign power. | Duterte won't halt ongoing projects with Chinese businesses despite the American blacklist, spokesman Harry Roque told reporters on Tuesday, arguing infrastructure is a national priority and that the Philippines won't subordinate its own interests to those of Washington. | "The president declared last night that the Americans can blacklist Chinese companies in their territories in…

RT (2020-09-01). Social justice warriors pillory GameSpot for National Guard ad; didn't they hear the military backs Biden now? rt.com Progressive-minded social justice gamers are up in arms over the videogame website GameSpot's ad partnership with the Army National Guard, apparently unaware the military is supposed to be on "their" side in the upcoming election. | Woke videogamer Twitter melted down on Tuesday over two tweets by GameSpot — not to be confused with the retailer GameStop — in which an Army National Guard sergeant talks about upcoming games, followed by a link to their esports page. | So this is what everyone is freaking out on

RT (2020-09-01). 'White Hispanic race soldier': Self-styled 'race-baiter' Tariq Nasheed plays identity card after Latino cop shoots black suspect. rt.com Film producer Tariq Nasheed's tweet implying that Hispanics are racist toward African Americans was met with ridicule and antagonism. He posted it after a Latino sheriff's deputy fatally shot a black man. | The self-described "race-baiter" tweeted on Monday about a "white Hispanic race soldier" killing a black man in Los Angeles the same day. In…

RT (2020-09-01). Self-flying fighter jets? Russian aerospace giants MiG & Sukhoi discuss UNMANNED 6th generation fighter jet project. rt.com Russia's most famous aircraft manufacturers, MiG and Sukhoi, are discussing the possibility of cooperating to develop the country's sixth-generation jet fighter. The fifth-generation Sukhoi is due to be delivered this year. | Anatoly Serdyukov, the industrial director of the Rostec aviation complex, told Moscow business daily RBK that everything is under discussion, refusing to rule out a collaboration of the industry heavyweights. | "Perhaps it will be so, a fighter produced by MiG – Sukhoi," he said. "But while everything is at the discussion stage, it is too early to talk about the details." | Also on rt.co

RT (2020-09-01). Tony Abbott slams 'health dictatorship' of Covid-19 lockdowns, says 'fear of falling sick' cancels out 'being fully alive'. rt.com Former Australian PM has condemned the demise of personal freedom embraced amid the Covid-19 pandemic: a world of lockdowns, unsustainable government benefits, and "health dictatorships" trying to conquer death. | The ex-leader urged politicians to stop thinking like "trauma doctors" willing to pour unlimited resources into preserving every life and start thinking like "health economists" in a speech to the UK think tank Policy Exchange on Tuesday. The levels of spending required to sustain a country's economy during a prolonged shutdown aren't sustainable, he argued, pointing out that the devastating financia…

RT (2020-09-01). 'We just passed a guy in a JETPACK': American Airlines pilot reports bizarre mid-air encounter while landing at LAX. rt.com Flights approaching the Los Angeles International Airport have been warned to keep an eye out for a man cruising around in a jetpack after a pilot report of a strange high-altitude sighting triggered an FBI probe. | An American Airlines pilot called into air traffic control with a highly unorthodox report over the weekend, saying he'd spotted a man flying in a jetpack some 3,000 feet over the airport as the plane descended for its landing. Tower tapes obtained by a

RT (2020-09-01). As Covid-19 pandemic rolls on, Russia becomes fourth country to pass one million confirmed cases, joining Brazil, India & the US. rt.com As children head back to school, Russia's coronavirus case numbers continue to break records. On Tuesday, confirmed infections in nationwide reached seven figures, becoming the first European country to break the million mark. | Behind just the US, Brazil, and India, Russia is the fourth country in the world to break the milestone nobody wanted to get near. However, when compared to these other three countries, it at least seems to be on the right track. On August 31, the US reported 38,560 new cases, India 68,770, and Brazil 48,590. Russia has had less than 5,000 per day since August 15. | Despite being fourt…

RT (2020-09-01). Facebook threatens to block Australians from SHARING NEWS, as Big Tech & media battle for ad revenue. rt.com Australian Facebook users may soon find themselves unable to share news, the social media giant has warned, citing a new law which has pitted Big Tech firms against major media outlets demanding a cut of their revenue. | The draft regulation, proposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), would mandate that platforms such as Facebook and Google give news organizations a piece of their digital marketing earnings. While supporters of the law argue the platforms unduly benefit from hosting news content, Facebook insists the ACCC "misunderstands the dynamics of the internet," and that the r…

RT (2020-09-01). Zuckerberg to donate $300 million to ensure Covid-safe US elections as Facebook hunts for Russian disinformation. rt.com Mark Zuckerberg has said he will donate $300 million to help ensure a "secure" election process amid the Covid-19 pandemic, while Facebook remains on the prowl for alleged "foreign interference" from Russia. | Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced on Tuesday that they will donate the hefty pile of cash to "two non-partisan organizations" — the Center for Tech and Civic Life and the Center for Election Innovation & Research. The donation will help with the highly controversial mail-in voting system and go towards ensuring safety measures at polling stations. | "There will be historic levels of v…

RT (2020-09-01). French anti-terrorist unit in Mali kills civilian in bus incident. rt.com A French military unit deployed in the West African country of Mali has killed one civilian and injured two more on board a bus that approached its convoy. The anti-terrorist unit has been on alert after a recent roadside bombing. | The bus ignored visual warnings and kept going at high speed toward the convoy of troops assigned to Operation Barkhane, the French military said on Tuesday. The troops then fired a second warning volley into the ground, but the bullets ricocheted into the bus, injuring three people inside — one of them fatally. | The French army offered "sincere condolences" to the family of…

RT (2020-09-01). Coronavirus cases in Europe surge past 4 MILLION, but account for only 16% of global number — AFP tally. rt.com The number of Covid-19 cases in Europe has surpassed 4 million, according to the latest tally by the AFP news agency using official government sources. The total number of cases on the continent now stands at 4,006,077. | Europe surged past the four million mark on Tuesday, but at the same time, its share in the global number of cases has fallen to just 16 percent — down from almost 40 percent back in May when the total number of infections was around half of the current number. | Since the onset of the pandemic, more than 216,000 people in Europe have died due to Covid-19, while more than 2.2 million hav…

RT (2020-09-01). 'I Like to Move It' DJ Erick Morillo found dead at his Florida home, days before court appearance. rt.com Authorities say the cause of 49-year-old Erick Morillo's death is still being investigated, but there are no immediate signs of foul play. | Police found Morillo after responding to a 911 call at his home. The news of Morillo's death comes just one month after he was charged for sexual battery with no personal injury due to an alleged incident with another musician at his home in December. | Morillo's accuser said she worked a private party with him and later went to his home where she claims she was assaulted. Morillo denied having any sort of sexual intercourse with the woman. | Morillo's most significant hi…

RT (2020-09-01). 'Different rules for different folks': Nancy Pelosi caught getting hair done in closed Salon amid Covid-19 restrictions. rt.com San Francisco has kept hair salons shut for months amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but that didn't stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from nipping in for a quick wash and blowout at a closed salon — without even wearing a mask. | Security footage obtained by Fox News and published on Tuesday, shows the Democrat walking through eSalon in San Francisco on Monday, while a stylist follows behind wearing a mask. | Salons in the city have been closed since March, but were notified they could reopen for outdoor services starting on September 1 — the same day the footage of Pelosi was released. Salon owner Erica…

RT (2020-09-01). India accuses China of new 'provocative actions' on border amid de-escalation talks. rt.com New Delhi has accused Beijing of new provocations in a disputed border region just as the two nations were holding talks on de-escalation in the very same area. China has not commented on the accusations so far. | The Chinese troops "engaged in provocative action" on Monday, Indian Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a statement. He did not provide any further details, only adding that Indian forces had prevented an attempt to "unilaterally alter the status quo." | The incident came just as both Chinese and Indian commanders held talks to ease tensions in the disputed area following the l…

Michael Kramer (2020-09-01). British soldier arrested for protesting war on Yemen. workers.org Aug. 30 — Lance Corporal Ahmed Al-Babati, an active duty British soldier since 2017 and member of the 14th Signal Regiment, was arrested Aug. 24 in London while protesting the British government's support for Saudi Arabia and its criminal war against Yemen. Lance Corporal Ahmed Al-Babati protests war on Yemen . . . |

CP Editor (2020-09-01). Nina Simone- Here Comes the Sun. counterpunch.org

pip.hinman (2020-09-01). Morrison shows how much he cares by freezing pensioners' income. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-01). Residents campaign for second entrance to stations to increase patronage. greenleft.org.au

Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon (2020-09-01). Four Years Ago, We Warned That Trump Could Win. Now, We're Warning Again. indybay.org Myths can be dangerous…

Yanis Iqbal (2020-09-01). Venezuela and Palestine: A Revolutionary Alliance. zcomm.org If this Venezuelan opposition comes to power with the help of American imperialists, the current pro-Israel and rightward shift in the political dynamics of Latin America will get further consolidated…

Philip Giraldi (2020-09-01). Vote-by-Mail Issue Could Lead to Violence. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Philip Giraldi (2020-09-01). Facebook Hires an Israeli Censor. thealtworld.com Israel's defenders both in the political realm and in the media have long used every weapon available to stifle any criticism of Israeli racism and its oppression of the Palestinians. In particular, the use of "anti-Semitism" as something like a tactical discussion stopper in deliberations about the Middle East has long been a staple of both American and European politics. It is freely employed to end all dispute while also condemning those accused of the crime to being somehow outside the pale, monsters who are consigned forever to derision and obscurity. But the Israelis and, to be sure, many diaspora Jews know…

Ralph Nader (2020-09-01). Democrats Must Demolish Trump's Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia. zcomm.org Donald Trump continually breaks multiple laws. Yet the serial lawbreaking, lying Trump is playing the "law and order" card against street protestors reacting to fatal cases of police brutality…

Yves Engler (2020-09-01). Canada's Regime Change Efforts in Nicaragua Rife with Hypocrisy. globalresearch.ca Canada is supporting US efforts to overthrow Nicaragua's government. | A recently leaked USAID document highlights "

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-01). Opposition claims victory in Montenegro's parliamentary elections. peoplesdispatch.org Though the final results are yet to be declared formally, it is most likely the end of the three-decade rule of the Democratic Party of Socialists and its leader Milo Djukanovic…

WSWS (2020-09-01). Sri Lankan SEP thanks those who supported its defence campaign. wsws.org The SEP was singled out over its ongoing demands for withdrawal of the military from the North and East and its fight for the unity of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim workers on a socialist and internationalist program.

South Front (2020-09-01). Video: Dummy Soldiers and Abandoned Battle Tanks: Israel Prepares for War with Hezbollah. globalresearch.ca Hikers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights found at least 5 armed and unguarded Merkava Mk. IV battle tanks. | The doors of the battle tanks were open with equipment and munitions left completely unguarded inside. The incident took place amid the …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-01). China Retaliates Against US Entity List. globalresearch.ca US war on China by other means because of its growing prominence on the world stage has both countries on a potential collision course toward direct confrontation if cooler heads in Washington don't step back from the brink. | Unacceptable US …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-01). Russia-Sanctions-Gate: Trump Sanctions Three Russian Research Institutes. globalresearch.ca Russia won the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. On August 11, its Sputnik V was registered for use by the Russian Ministry of Health. | Development of the vaccine followed 20 years of research, what its scientists called another …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-01). Filipino activists reiterate demands for protection from political murders. peoplesdispatch.org Human rights advocacy group Karapatan Alliance has approached the Philippines supreme court seeking protection. The group has documented the murder of 185 human rights defenders and social movement activists since July 2016…

WSWS (2020-09-01). SEP submits emergency application to the US Supreme Court in Michigan ballot access case. wsws.org The SEP 2020 presidential campaign has appealed to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court associate justice responsible for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a final effort to overturn the unconstitutional Michigan ballot access laws.

Colin Todhunter (2020-09-01). From Cotton to Brinjal: Fraudulent GMO Project in India Sustained by Deception. counterpunch.org Insecticidal Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton is the first and only GM (genetically modified) crop that has been approved in India. It has been cultivated in the country for more than 20 years. In a formal statement to the Supreme Court of India, the Indian government has asserted that hybrid Bt cotton is an outstanding success.

_____ (2020-09-01). Pennsylvania Will Rule On Mumia's Case, After Proceeding In Secret. popularresistance.org The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has put Mumia Abu-Jamal's evidentiary hearing on hold. The case is under seal and is proceeding in secret! This spring Mumia Abu-Jamal was back in court with a chance for freedom! The Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner had agreed with defense counsel that Mumia deserved a new evidentiary hearing based on the revelation of long-suppressed exculpatory evidence. The new documents — buried in the DA's office for 38 years — call into question the entire prosecution case against Mumia Abu-Jamal. The Fraternal Order of Police backed an extraordinary petition asking th…

Staff (2020-09-01). Corporate-Backed State Attorneys General Seek End to Obamacare. truthout.org The Supreme Court may gut the Affordable Care Act in a case called

yenisafak (2020-09-01). Afghan peace bid in limbo amid political wrangling. yenisafak.com Cracks have emerged in the Afghan government's negotiating team for proposed peace talks with the Taliban, just a day after the country's president issued a decree finalizing 48 names for the key discussions.Ashraf Ghani's former political rival Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, termed the presidential decree infringement of his authority.Abdullah's office said as per the political agreement between the two men, which helped resolve a months-long electoral dispute, the formation of the council for talks with the Taliban and appointment of its members was one of the power…

Voelker R. (2020-09-01). CAR-T Therapy Is Approved for Mantle Cell Lymphoma. jamanetwork.com The first cell-based gene therapy for adults with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has received FDA approval.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-01). Como a Eurásia está sendo remodelada. globalresearch.ca Todos somos testemunhas de como a China O que lerà£o a seguir teve origem numa série de discussàµes privadas multilaterais entre analistas de inteligência e pode ajudar a …

Moscola J, Sembajwe G, Jarrett M, et al. (2020-09-01). Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Health Care Personnel in the New York City Area. jamanetwork.com This seroprevalence survey study describes severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seropositivity among health care workers at a New York City—based health system by age, sex, race, county of residence, and prior PCR-confirmed viral exposure.

Shaan Sachdev (2020-09-01). The Accord Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates Will Preserve the Endless Wars. progressive.org A diplomatic agreement celebrated by the United States could end up making matters worse.

WSWS (2020-09-01). Stop the UAW-management cover-up of COVID-19 in the auto plants! wsws.org The claims by auto companies that they are following extensive safety protocols and testing workers exposed to COVID-19 are lies that do not withstand scrutiny.

WSWS (2020-09-01). Human rights lawsuits used by Chilean "left" to mask preparations for authoritarian rule. wsws.org Amid a growing threat of police-state dictatorship, it once again falls on the Chilean parliamentary "left" and its satellite organisations to conceal the class nature of the capitalist state.

news.un (2020-09-01). Belarus must stop torturing protesters and prevent enforced disappearances. news.un.org Independent UN human rights experts on Tuesday called on Belarus to stop torturing detainees and bring to justice police officers who have reportedly humiliated and beaten protestors in their custody, as mass demonstrations over the disputed 9 August presidential election continue for a fourth week.

Meagan Day (2020-09-01). From QAnon to Kyle Rittenhouse, the Right is Sinking Deeper Into an Alternate Reality. zcomm.org Instability is a permanent feature of capitalism, but the coronavirus pandemic has introduced a whole new level of volatility. Amid the turmoil, the American right is dreaming more feverishly than ever of apocalypse and heroism…

WSWS (2020-09-01). Coronavirus cases top 25 million worldwide. wsws.org The Trump administration continues to reduce testing in favor of its de facto "herd immunity" policy, as coronavirus reinfection cases begin to emerge.

Prof. Sam Ben-Meir (2020-09-01). End Life Sentences for Non-Violent Crimes. globalresearch.ca Fair Wayne …

Jaklevic M. (2020-09-01). Researchers Strive to Recruit Hard-Hit Minorities Into COVID-19 Vaccine Trials. jamanetwork.com This Medical News article discusses efforts to ensure participation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines.

Martha Rosenberg (2020-09-01). Pharma Tries to Cash in on Covid Shutdowns With Its Best-Selling Drug. zcomm.org In April, TV ad expenditures for the top 10 prescription drugs increased to $183 million from $156 million in March…

Das S, Choupoo N, Ray S. (2020-09-01). Reducing Vasopressor Exposure in Patients With Vasodilatory Hypotension. jamanetwork.com To the Editor A clinical trial by Dr Lamontagne and colleagues showed that reducing exposure to vasopressors through a lower mean arterial pressure (MAP) target during resuscitation in older patients with vasodilatory hypotension decreased 90-day mortality, although it did not reach statistical significance. Three large randomized clinical trials also showed that early goal-directed therapy did not improve outcomes in patients with septic shock.

Margaret Rozga (2020-09-01). Poems: 'The Spell' and 'Dispel'. progressive.org The Spell

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WSWS (2020-09-01). New Jersey teen billed $2,500 for organizing a protest. wsws.org Emily Gil, a recent high school graduate, was charged $2,500 for "police overtime" after she organized a protest in the town of Englewood Cliffs calling for affordable housing and an end to police brutality.

Kristina Hille (2020-09-01). Co-ops Can Lay a Path to Just Economies Amid the COVID Crisis. zcomm.org Cooperatives have been central to confronting the twin economic and health crises…

Lexi McMenamin (2020-09-01). Cornell University to Reopen this Fall Despite Opposition from Community. progressive.org The school is the only Ivy League university that will be reopening, leaving students and community members concerned for their safety.

Wilensky G. (2020-09-01). The Importance of Reestablishing a Pandemic Preparedness Office at the White House. jamanetwork.com As the country tries to make sense of all that has happened during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, one idea that should cause little controversy is the importance of health to the security of the US, to its economy, and to the well-being of its citizenry. Given health's fundamental importance to national security, a disaster preparedness and response unit should be reestablished as part of the National Security Council (NSC) and remain there on a permanent basis. This response unit would be in addition to, not a replacement for, the Office of Pandemics and Emerging Threats. The latter currently…

Voelker R. (2020-09-01). FDA Targets Illegal Hangover Relief. jamanetwork.com Forget the Happy Hour Vitamins, milk thistle, and prickly pear. Not only will they fail to prevent or cure a hangover, the FDA said they're illegally being marketed as remedies for having one too many.

Gostin LO, Cohen I, Koplan JP. (2020-09-01). Universal Masking in the United States: the Role of Mandates, Health Education, and the CDC. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint proposes legal and policy options for promoting universal face mask wearing in the US and, recognizing the limits of state-by-state implementation, proposes strengthening the authority, independence, and funding of the CDC to enact responses to this and future comparable public health emergencies.

S. Brian Willson (2020-09-01). US Intervention in Nicaragua. Washington's Stated Intent to "Destroy Public Order" and Engage in "Violent Actions": Brian Willson. globalresearch.ca 33rd Anniversary of Brian's Surviving the US Train Assault in California, September 1, 2020 in front of the US embassy, Managua, Nicaragua | Buenos dias. I am here today in front of the US Embassy in Managua to protest US intervention …

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-09-01). Facebook's Business Model Thrives on the Virality of Hate. zcomm.org The problem of hate news is built into the genes of big digital monopolies like Facebook. We need to break up these monopolies and regulate them as the new public utilities of the digital age…

teleSUR (2020-09-01). China Claims US Abuses National Security to Ban Its Apps. telesurenglish.net China's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying denounced that the United States is abusing the concept of "national security" to veto more Chinese technology companies and mobile applications after actions against Huawei, TikTok, or WeChat. | RELATED: | This attitude "is not doing any good to the United States," said Hua, and showed his hope that Washington would reconsider its stance given that "Chinese co…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-09-01). Why Trump Commands So Much Loyalty From His Base. counterpunch.org The last four years have been deeply traumatizing to millions of Americans as we have watched our nation in the stranglehold of a maniacal, dictatorial and compulsively deceptive president. But it is worth examining the relationship that President Donald Trump has with his voters in order to understand why he won the 2016 election and

WSWS (2020-09-01). Amid mounting domestic crisis, US imperialism lashes out at Russia and China. wsws.org In a dizzying array of threats and open clashes, Washington has inflamed, on an almost daily basis, conflicts that could rapidly spiral out of control.

Maazi Oluchi Ibe (2020-09-01). Nigeria: The Politics of Ethnicity, Its Impact on Development and Biafra's Quest for Self-Determination. globalresearch.ca Undoubtedly, Nigeria has entered a period of political uncertainty. With the next presidential election fast approaching, some politicians and experts are strongly advocating for, among others, a constitutional review considered as the best way to preserve peace and stability in …

WSWS (2020-09-01). New Zealand government ends Auckland lockdown. wsws.org The decision to reopen schools and workplaces, despite new cases of COVID-19 being reported every day, was opposed by some of the government's own health advisors.

John Stanton (2020-09-01). Life During a Trump Second Term: Paramilitary Democracy Accelerates. counterpunch.org "We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-01). The long road to peace in Sudan. peoplesdispatch.org On August 31, the transitional government and rebel groups signed a peace agreement in Sudan. There is a long way to go before meaningful peace can be achieved and the Sudanese government has to take a number of steps…

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-09-01). Thousands of pollution monitoring exemptions made to oil and gas industry amid pandemic. nationofchange.org "It's like saying, 'We're going to remove the radar guns and remove speedometers, but you still have to comply with the speed limit. That doesn't make sense."

_____ (2020-09-01). Britain's Coming Winter of Discontent — What It Looks Like. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica Editor: The summer recess is over — and now we are staring at reality — like a loaded gun at Russian roulette. Our future is now made up of trigger pulls, of 'ifs.' What if Covid comes back just as bad, what if we have a really cold winter and the NHS is …

Lin E, Erickson KF. (2020-09-01). Payer Mix Among Patients Receiving Dialysis. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The Research Letter by Ms Hoffman and colleagues described trends in payer mix among patients receiving dialysis in the United States. We share the authors' concerns that shifting patients from publicly funded insurance to commercial insurance could increase the overall cost of dialysis care. Although the Affordable Care Act increased access to the commercial insurance market through the creation of health insurance exchanges, we were surprised by the magnitude of non-Medicare coverage reported.

Brajcich BC, Hungness ES. (2020-09-01). Patient Information: Sleeve Gastrectomy. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page explains who should undergo gastric sleeve procedure, a type of obesity surgery; how to prepare for it; and what to expect afterward.

Fight Back (2020-09-01). Thousands in East LA protest for 50th Chicano Moratorium anniversary. fightbacknews.org East Los Angeles, CA – Thousands took to the streets in East Los Angeles on August 29 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium. The 1970 Chicano Moratorium was against the Vietnam War and racist conditions Chicanos lived with. From a caravan which started early in the morning to a double rally and march, Chicanos from all over the country once again attended the historic events on what is now recognized as National Chicano Liberation Day. Banners and posters called for the jailing of killer cops, community control of police, an end to racism, sexism, U.S. wars, and denounced Trump. | A large coaliti…

jamanetwork (2020-09-01). Rambling Notes of a Roving Doctor. jamanetwork.com Paris, August, 1900.

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-01). How Pakistan's Military Created Rift Between Imran Khan and Modi? globalresearch.ca During his stint in power as Pakistan's prime minister until July 2017, Nawaz Sharif had nurtured cordial working relationship with India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi. This, along with his role in Kargil …

WSWS (2020-09-01). Profiteering leaves UK care homes vulnerable. wsws.org Investors' pursuit of short-term profits has seen vast resources looted from the care sector and providers laden with unsustainable debts.

Don Fitz (2020-09-01). Medicare-for-All Is a Beginning, Not the End Point. zcomm.org What Can We Learn from Cuba?

news.un (2020-09-01). 'Emergency' for global education, as fewer than half world's students cannot return to school. news.un.org Classes for more than 450 million students starting the new academic year are expected to be entirely remote — or for some, a mix of distance and in-person learning — the UN education and cultural organization (UNESCO) has said.

news.un (2020-09-01). From farm to fork: How food systems can power climate action. news.un.org Taking specific steps to transform national food supply systems can help countries achieve climate goals and limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius, a new joint UN report on climate action has found.

S. Brian Willson (2020-09-01). US Intervention in Nicaragua. Washington Stated Intent to "Destroy Public Order" and Engage in "Violent Actions": Brian Willson. globalresearch.ca 33rd Anniversary of Brian's Surviving the US Train Assault in California, September 1, 2020 in front of the US embassy, Managua, Nicaragua | Buenos dias. I am here today in front of the US Embassy in Managua to protest US intervention …

news.un (2020-09-01). 'No hope' of reaching climate, development goals, without youth optimism and know-how. news.un.org Without harnessing the energy, tech savvy and optimism of young people, the world has no hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.

Ted Galen Carpenter (2020-09-01). Are We Deliberately Trying To Provoke A Military Crisis With Russia? globalresearch.ca A dangerous vehicle collision between U.S and Russian soldiers in Northeastern Syria on Aug. 24 highlights the fragility of the relationship and the broader test of wills between the two major powers. | According to

jamanetwork (2020-09-01). Rimegepant (Nurtec ODT) for Acute Treatment of Migraine. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter review summarizes evidence supporting the use of rimegepant (Nurtec), a small-molecule calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist, for acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.

splcenter (2020-09-01). It's Time to Stop the Deadly Rhetoric and the Dangerous Dodge of Both-siderism. splcenter.org

Robert S. Becker (2020-09-01). How could the left miss the messiah in our midst? Hail Caesar! Hail Savior Donald! nationofchange.org Lying (to correct worse lies) thus morphs into truth-telling, failing is success (showing how worthless is government), and perfidy to his own Constitutional oath is greatness (because the ends do justify the means).

WSWS (2020-09-01). Hong Kong authorities arrest opposition legislators in further crackdown. wsws.org Behind the string of detentions, the real fear motivating the authorities is a united movement of the entire Chinese working class.

Cesta CE, Engeland A, Karlsson P, et al. (2020-09-01). Incidence of Malformations After Early Pregnancy Exposure to Modafinil in Sweden and Norway. jamanetwork.com This pharmacoepidemiology study uses Scandinavian birth registry data to estimate the association between modafinil use during early pregnancy and major congenital malformations among infants born in Norway and Sweden between 2005-2006 and 2016-2017.

WSWS (2020-09-01). First as Tragedy, Second as Farce: Marcos, Duterte and the Communist Parties of the Philippines. wsws.org On August 26, Dr. Joseph Scalice delivered this lecture at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on the support given by the Communist Party of the Philippines, and the various organizations that follow its political line, for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016.

Richard C. Cook (2020-09-01). An American Journey: 1635 Arrival to 2020 U.S. Catastrophe. globalresearch.ca I set out to write a commentary on current economic events for this engagement, with a focus on monetary issues. But the current nightmarish scenario in the U.S. is so confusing and is moving at such a rapid speed, that …

Karalapillai D, Weinberg L, Peyton P, et al. (2020-09-01). Effect of Intraoperative Low vs Conventional Tidal Volume on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications After Major Surgery. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial compares the effect of intraoperative ventilation with low vs conventional tidal volume (6 vs 10 mL/kg predicted body weight) on pulmonary complications in the first 7 postoperative days among patients undergoing major surgery lasting longer than 2 hours.

B. Nimri Aziz (2020-09-01). Film Review: Made in Bangladesh: A Union Story. counterpunch.org If you're gathering evidence of the victimization of Muslim women, this is not your film. Yes, Made in Bangladesh highlights exploitation in a country, most of whose citizens are Muslim. But this film's focus is women workers: people working to support their families, as most women do, and fighting for parity, as most of us

WSWS (2020-09-01). GM using office personnel to man assembly lines at Wentzville, Missouri plant as pandemic spreads. wsws.org Facing no opposition from the UAW, General Motors is bringing salaried workers onto the production assembly lines of its Wentzville Assembly Center in Missouri, putting more lives in danger for the sake of profits.

Fight Back (2020-09-01). South LA Black man on bicycle killed by sheriffs. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On the night of August 31, Dijon Kizzee who was 29 years old, was riding his bicycle. Two sheriff deputies allege that Kizzee was violating vehicle codes but have not said which ones specifically. They began to follow him and Kizzee got off his bicycle, ran, and the two deputies shot and killed him at the scene. The deputies claim Kizzee punched one of them, dropped a bundle of clothes, and upon inspecting the clothes bundle, found a handbag, and a gun inside the bag. The deputies are claiming this is when they decided to open fire on Kizzee. | A 100-person protest and march outside of the South…

news.un (2020-09-01). Beirut facing acute environmental crisis, warns UN energy specialist. news.un.org Contamination from hazardous chemicals, landfill sites at capacity, and water pollution, are among the most urgent challenges faced by the Lebanese authorities and UN teams tackling the huge task of clearing up Beirut, following the massive explosion in the city's port on 4 August.

Voelker R. (2020-09-01). New FDA-EPA Protocol Covers Agricultural Water Safety. jamanetwork.com The FDA and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed a new protocol that may help farmers protect produce such as romaine lettuce and other leafy greens from contamination that can cause foodborne illnesses.

WSWS (2020-09-01). The far right's storming of the German parliament. wsws.org Some 30,000 right-wing extremists, anti-Semites and their supporters protested in the German capital on Saturday against any effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Chen Y, Li Z, Dutson E. (2020-09-01). Treatment of Patients Following Bariatric Surgery in 2020-2021. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update reviews long-term complications of bariatric surgery, including GERD, gallstones, hypoglycemia, substance use disorder, and vitamin and other nutritional deficiencies, and proposes a schedule of testing and management strategies for each.

Lamontagne F, Mouncey PR. (2020-09-01). Reducing Vasopressor Exposure in Patients With Vasodilatory Hypotension—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Das and colleagues raise a number of concerns about the 65 Trial. The explanation for the median blood pressure being higher than the MAP target relates, in part, to the protocol. When MAP values were above 65 mm Hg, the protocol stipulated that vasopressor dose rates should be reduced until, if possible, they were stopped. As such, it was possible to adhere to the protocol by continuously reducing vasopressor doses and still record MAP values above 65 mm Hg until stopping the medication, at which time MAP values were not recorded. MAP values without vasopressor dose rates are not good indicators of p…

WSWS (2020-09-01). The pseudoscience behind the right-wing drive to force schools to open. wsws.org The ruling elites and their legion of state and local officials are furiously pushing to open schools and universities. However, recent published studies have provided ample evidence that school openings will drive the pandemic towards a second potentially larger wave.

WSWS (2020-09-01). #Trotsky2020: A Morenoite slander against the legacy of Leon Trotsky. wsws.org Far from an objective presentation of the political legacy of Leon Trotsky, the FT's video is, in essence, an attempted second assassination directed against Trotsky's entire revolutionary historical legacy.

Johanna Ross (2020-09-01). There's a Problem with the Belarus Protest Movement: Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. globalresearch.ca Politologist Georgii Bovt gave an

Fight Back (2020-09-01). Denver commemorates 50th Anniversary of Chicano Moratorium. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – On August 29, over 100 people gathered in La Raza Park in Denver to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium and to express solidarity with current movements against police brutality and for social justice. | The Chicano Moratorium was a march held on August 29, 1970 in East Los Angeles to protest against the high casualty rate of Chicanos in the Vietnam War. The protest also denounced the racist military draft and police brutality and oppression of Chicanos. Over 30,000 Chicanos and supporters from all over the U.S. turned out for the historic march. The LAPD and sheriffs brutally…

WSWS (2020-09-01). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Dockworkers in Bermuda announced an overtime ban to oppose cost-cutting, while mineworkers in Colombia are set to strike Cerrejón open-pit coal mine over contract demands.

Organized Mayhem (2020-09-01). Tha Hood Squad Does it Again! indybay.org Tha Hood Squad creates a bridge between Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Stanford through community events including free meals, vigils, barbecues and … street occupations.

Akio Tanaka (2020-09-01). The greatest threat to Pacifica is not the New Bylaws, but the old ones! Read why. indybay.org Why is it important to sign the petition for the new Pacifica Bylaws?>

Telematic (2020-09-01). Saturday 9/5: wwwunderkammer from XR to social VR. indybay.org Telematic 323 10th St., San Francisco, CA 94103 | Visit the exhibition at our SOMA gallery space, streaming on our website, or in Social VR via Mozilla Hubs:…

Moms 4 Housing (2020-09-01). Monday 8/31: Moms For Housing to Replace Board of Supervisors with a Board of SuperMOMS. indybay.org 1225 Oak Street, Oakland…

Human Agenda (2020-09-01). 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…

Human Agenda (2020-09-01). 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…

Robert Norse (2020-09-01). The 8-30 Edition of Bathrobespierre's Broadsides Free Radio Santa Cruz show. indybay.org The regular Free Radio Santa Cruz twice-weekly Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show usually airs on the net at freakradio.org Thursdays 6-8 PM and Sundays 9: 30 AM to 3 PM. However, FRSC-on-the-net is recovering of fire evacuation right now. Meanwhile the show is archived at http: //www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html . This is another on-the-road collection of interviews, downloaded songs, and my commentary from the last few days in downtown Santa Cruz.

Human Agenda (2020-09-01). 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…

Human Agenda (2020-09-01). 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…

Marc Norton (2020-09-01). Monday 9/7: Labor Day Fightback: Marriott, Lyft, SF Giants. indybay.org MARCH: | Assemble at Yerba Buena Park (3: 45pm) | CAR CARAVAN: | Meet at ILWU parking lot, 2nd & King Streets (4: 30pm)…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-09-01). Sunday 9/27: The Turning Point: 48 Hour Vigil + Action for Rose's Law. indybay.org Farmer John Slaughterhouse (3049 E Vernon Ave, Vernon California)…

500 March on Police Station (2020-09-01). Reaction to Racial Profiling in Tiburon… indybay.org 500 people marched on the Tiburon police station.

UnDam the Klamath (2020-09-01). Tell Warren Buffett to Move Forward With Klamath Dam Removal Agreement. indybay.org Send Warren Buffett a message urging his company Berkshire Hathoway and its subsidiary, PacifiCorp to move forward with Klamath dam removal.

Telematic Media Arts (2020-09-01). Wednesday 9/9: Order of Magnitude. indybay.org Online…

First Bumping with Trumpers (2020-09-01). Police Violence Against BLM Activists at Golden Gate Bridge. indybay.org On August 30, white supremacist group "Walk Away" organized a pro-Trump demonstration on the Golden Gate Bridge. BLM demonstrators, some of whom had not been allowed bridge entry on August 21 for their own protest, also showed up, | Here are 5 mp4 videos each less than 20 seconds long. Credit goes to @WallofMany…

Speak Out Now (2020-09-01). Saturday 9/19: Online Townhall: Normal is Still the Problem! indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-09-01). ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 31.08.2020. indybay.org

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-09-01). Tuesday 9/22: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org Online Zoom…

_____ (2020-09-01). US Government Seizes Websites Allegedly Involved In Iran-Venezuela Oil Deal. popularresistance.org The US government announced today that it had seized three websites used by Iran to facilitate oil deals with Venezuela. The decision follows the US interception of Iranian oil tankers bound for Venezuela and increased pressure from Washington on both countries. | The Department of Justice assumed control of the websites for Mobin International, Sohar Fuel and Oman Fuel, which the department called front companies. The companies allegedly facilitated a fuel shipment by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to Venezuela, according to a department press release.

_____ (2020-09-01). Fairy Creek Blockade Expands To Protect Rare Old-Growth Forest. popularresistance.org In the midst of an ongoing climate emergency, logging of the ancient rainforests continues at an unfettered rate. The amount of old-growth forest logged each day on Vancouver Island is equivalent to 32 soccer pitches according to the Wilderness Committee. These forests are not only vital for carbon sequestration, but also fundamental for the integrity of complex, interconnected ecosystems that support keystone and culturally significant species, such as salmon. Alarmingly, less than one percent of largest stature forest was found to be remaining on the Island according to the scientific report BC's Old Growth For…

_____ (2020-09-01). Wall Street Moving To Make A Mint Off The Mail, JPMorgan Postal Bank. popularresistance.org Imagine if activists and elected officials were clamoring for emergency provision of food and McDonald's offered to place a drive-thru window in every post office. Calling it #postalfood. That makes as much sense as JPMorgan's Chase recent attempt to place its own ATMs in every post office and call it #postalbanking. According to recent reports, Chase — the largest bank in the United States, with $3.2 trillion of assets — has offered to lease space from USPS in exchange for the "exclusive right" to solicit postal banking customers. Wall Street has consistently opposed the return of postal banking sinc…

_____ (2020-09-01). Architects Build Society's Cage On National Mall In Bold Statement On Racial Strife. popularresistance.org A group of five designers at the internationally known SmithGroup Architecture firm set up a metallic cubic structure on the National Mall to frame the struggle of Black Lives in America. The public display titled "Society's Cage" is a 14 foot cube pavilion timed for the 57th anniversary of the March On Washington and is made from the hidden components of sky scrapers. It depicts an architect's visualization of ongoing racial inequality in the United States and asks the question, "What is the value of Black life in America?" | The cube is constructed from 484 vertical rusted conduit pipes attached to a large meta…

_____ (2020-09-01). COVID-19 Is A Great Unequaliser. popularresistance.org Rome – Any of the first names that the media reported as having Covid were those of the rich and powerful, from movie stars to political leaders. Be ye ever so high, the virus is above thee — or so it seemed. | Now we understand that this perception, that came in part because at first only the wealthy and well-connected were getting tested, was misleading. The data is now crystal clear: Covid risk maps on to inequality, and Covid is a great unequaliser — in health, and in wealth. | But just as the initial "optimistic" take about Covid — that it would equalize us — got it wrong, so too the…

2020-09-01: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media! (Copy the text of the postee below, then paste it on social media and the story images will also appear.)

What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
The data and concepts have been manipulated with a view to sustaining the fear campaign. | The estimates are meaningless. The figures have been hyped to justify the lockdown and the closure of the national economy, with devastating economic and social …
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If Trump Tries to Hijack the Election, We Must be Ready to Resist
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
We publish this incisive analysis by Dr. Marjorie Cohn with a view to encouraging debate on the 2020 elections. The broader issue is that both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are a threat to democracy in the US. | *** | For …
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Global Research: Help Us Cover Our Operational Costs
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change. Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? Do you …
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Trump endorses right-wing violence in Kenosha, Portland
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
While Trump seeks to mobilize fascistic elements, his Democratic opponent Joe Biden condemns "looting and rioting" and directs his main appeal to big business and the military.
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Trump defends Kenosha killer; Biden says president is 'toxic'
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-01
PITTSBURGH–Having had it up to here with Donald Trump's lies, distortions, and disasters, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took the gloves off and hit hard against the GOP Oval Office occupant, declaring Trump "a toxic presence" in the U.S. And the question the presidential election will answer, Biden declared, is whether voters will expel the …
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Letetra Widham, sister of Jacob Blake, says "I want change!"
Kathy Durkin | workers.org | 2020-09-01
Letetra Widham declared, "I don't want your pity. I want change!" The sister of Jacob Blake gave an impassioned talk at an Aug. 25 press conference in Kenosha, Wis., the city where police shot her brother two days earlier. This horrific act set off protests there demanding "Justice for Jacob . . . | Continue reading Letetra Widham, sister of Jacob Blake, says "I want change!" at Workers.org
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From Kenosha to Cali: Cops Kill for Sport
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-01
Stir Crazy! Episode 83: Today we are joined by political consultant Adriel Hampton, TRNN reporter Jaisal Noor, and Ricci Sergienko of the People's City Council of Los Angeles. Hosted by Kim Brown.
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Ending Poverty, Hunger and War = Racial Justice?
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
The Black Lives Matter slogan and the demand for "racial justice" echo as the defining characteristic of the ongoing resistance from Portland to Kenosha. But the drama of the moment obscures the limitation of these demands. What we mean is …
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Kenosha, Wis.: Ground zero for vigilante murder, site of Trump's next visit
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-01
On the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 1, President Donald Trump is set to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police officer Rusten Sheskey, and where, days later, teenage Trump supporter Kyle Rittenhouse killed two protesters. | Trump has refused to condemn growing right-wing violence, and there are calls for him to stay away from Kenosha: "Now is not the time for elected officials to ignore armed militants and out-of-state instigators who want to contribute to our anguish," warned Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a letter. | During a Fox News appearance the night before he…
therealnews.com/columns/kenosha-ground-z…

Behind the crisis
Editor | workers.org | 2020-09-01
The crisis that surrounds the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin cannot be separated from the growing sense of catastrophe that permeates U.S. politics. On Aug. 23, Blake was shot seven times by a white cop in Kenosha, Wis., as this Black father was trying to get into his own . . . | Continue reading Behind the crisis at Workers.org
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Anti-racist solidarity: Kenosha's labor history
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-09-01
Since the near-lynching of Jacob Blake by police, the city of Kenosha, Wis., population 100,000, has become a focus of the Black Lives Matter upsurge. Up to that point, Kenosha was just a dot on the map to most people. However, the city's United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 72 played . . . | Continue reading Anti-racist solidarity: Kenosha's labor history at Workers.org
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America's greatest athletes are standing up, calling this country to change
Jesse Jackson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-01
The greatest athletes in America are standing up for justice at a critical time. Despite unprecedented, multiracial demonstrations across the country protesting police violence against African Americans, the horrors keep on coming. Last week, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a policeman in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As the anger has grown, some …
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Trump turns up the protest heat
Mathew Ingram | zcomm.org | 2020-09-01
Trump's rhetoric on the Black Lives Matter protests, not just in Oregon but in other states as well, has been ramping up as the election draws closer, painting what he clearly hopes will be a frightening picture…
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The Law Enforcement Violence Trump Won't Talk About
Abdullah Hasan | aclu.org | 2020-09-01
Day after day, night after night, protesters have been taking to the streets since the police killing of George Floyd. Led by local Black activists and grassroots groups, they're chanting, singing, shouting, kneeling, marching, and even laying on the ground to demand justice for the many Black lives that have been taken by police. Everyone — from parents, grandparents, kids, and more — are showing up., , But Donald Trump from day one has expressed extreme hostility towards the Black Lives Matter movement. He has called on NFL owners to retaliate against players who dared to kneel in protest, said i…
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The US is determined to make Julian Assange pay for exposing the cruelty of its war on Iraq
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-01
With Julian Assange's extradition trial set to begin on September 7, Vijay Prashad discusses Assange's heroic work in exposing US war crimes and the heavy price he has paid for it…
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Global Stand 4 Assange- Save His Life & Journalism
BayAction2FreeAssange | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Please join us live or virtually in vital actions as the farce trial of Assange and journalism starts in the UK: | Sept 7 Noon -2pm Outside: | British Consolute San Francisco | 1 Sansome St. | San Francisco 94104…
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An Outside View: Kenosha Is A Microcosm Of The US In 2020
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
The situation in Kenosha is a microcosm of the United States in 2020 — tragedy on top of tragedy on top of tragedy: | A Black man wantonly paralysed by cops, his three sons forced to watch, ethnic-based violence deteriorating a community already gutted by anti-patriotic neoliberal economics, shops frantically boarding up their windows after having been shuttered during a pandemic lockdown, a 17-year old shooting and killing two protesters — there is just a complete lack of security everywhere over here.
popularresistance.org/an-outside-view/

Why Conflict Is Escalating In Portland
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
It's always been mythology that in the USA the First Amendment gives people the right to peacefully protest. It's always been mythology that when people commit acts of civil disobedience, such as marching or sitting down in the street, that they will generally be gingerly carried off with one cop taking each limb, carrying the arrested to an awaiting vehicle, and carefully placing them inside it. It's always been mythology that when there are two opposing groups of protesters, the police are there to act as a neutral party to keep them from hurting each other. Under certain circumstances, peaceful protests go off…
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Chris Hedges: 'We Are In A Dangerous Time'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
When we last interviewed Chris Hedges in December, we spoke about the coming uprising and whether the left was ready for it. Now we are in the midst of a nationwide rebellion against police violence and lack of protection for workers, right wing violence is on the rise and an election is nearing. We speak to Hedges about the ways the liberal class protects the status quo, his experiences studying the Christian Right and the times in which we live. Hedges covered wars and revolutions in Latin America, the Middle East and the former Yugoslavia so he has seen what the United States is currently experiencing.
popularresistance.org/chris-hedges-we-ar…

Kenosha Police Under Scrutiny for 2018 Case of Chrystul Kizer, Black Teen Jailed for Killing Abuser
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-01
We look at how the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has brought renewed scrutiny to another case from 2018: that of Black teenager Chrystul Kizer, who faces charges of killing her alleged sex trafficker, a 34-year-old white man, when she was just 17 years old. Court records show Randall Volar had a history of sexually abusing underage Black girls that was known to the Kenosha police, but he remained free for months. In June 2018, Kizer says she shot and killed Volar in self-defense after he drugged her and tried to rape her. Kizer was freed from jail on $400,000 bail in June but is still figh…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/1/chrystul_k…

Kenosha Police Under Scrutiny for Case of Black Teen Jailed for Killing Abuser
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-01
Image Credit: Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post | We look at how the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has brought renewed scrutiny to another case from 2018: that of Black teenager Chrystul Kizer, who faces charges of killing her alleged sex trafficker, a 34-year-old white man, when she was just 17 years old. Court records show Randall Volar had a history of sexually abusing underage Black girls that was known to the Kenosha police, but he remained free for months. In Ju…
truthout.org/video/kenosha-police-under-…

Uprisings Against Evictions Are Sweeping the Country Today
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-01
Organizers and community members in at least 15 cities across the United States are set to mobilize Tuesday to "storm the streets in front of the homes and offices of Republican leaders, occupy eviction courts, and hold teach-ins on tenant protections for a nationwide day of uprisings to protest the Senate's failures to provide relief during the biggest eviction crisis the U.S. has ever faced." | The website of the #ReliefIsDue campaign, spearheaded by the C…
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Muslim Solidarity With Black Lives Matter Is Fueling the Push to Defund Police
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-01
Muslim groups across Wisconsin and from Washington, D.C., joined together soon after the police-perpetrated shooting of Jacob Blake to issue a joint statement saying, "Yet again, police officers committed horrifying, infuriating violence against a Black person…. We condemn this police shooting and demand a thorough investigation in order to bring justice to Blake and his family…
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Amazon seeks intelligence analysts to track down 'labor organizing threats,' calls job listings a mistake after backlash
rt.com | 2020-09-02
Amazon is in search of "intelligence analysts" capable of tracing "threats" from organized labor, according to two recently surfaced job listings, which the company swiftly deleted after they received attention from the press. | The two job listings said the company was in search of new intel analysts for its Global Intellig…
rt.com/usa/499654-amazon-analyst-labor-t…

'Inconsistent' with city's values? DC mayor seeks to remove, relocate & rename dozens of memorials, including WASHINGTON Monument
rt.com | 2020-09-02
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a reevaluation of public spaces and monuments to ensure their names and 'legacies' are consistent with modern values, sharing the results soon after warning the US is headed for a "race war." | The list of properties for consideration was posted to Bowser's Twitter on Tuesday, all named after major US historical figures. The reevaluation was intended to determine whether any of the namesakes "in some way encouraged the oppression of African Americans and other communities of color or contributed to our long history of systemic racism." | This July, I tasked the DCFACES Workin…
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400,000+ Americans sick of political duopoly turn out for virtual 'People's Convention' & vote to launch new anti-corporate party
rt.com | 2020-09-01
Fed up with decades of two-party rule, hundreds of thousands of Americans tuned in for the People's Convention, where they voted to form a new political alternative unbeholden to corporate power or the military-industrial complex. | The event drew more than 400,000 viewers to its livestream on Sunday, organizers said. It continued to trend on Twitter through more than 5 hours of speeches that culminated in a vote to create a "major new corporate-…
rt.com/usa/499562-peoples-convention-new…

'Creation Is Groaning!': Pope Francis Denounces Endless Growth, Humanity's Assault on Nature
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-01
"Climate restoration is of utmost importance, since we are in the midst of a climate emergency." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Family of Jacob Blake Hosts Block Party, Voter Drive to Drown Out 'Pain and Division' Brought by Trump Visit to Kenosha
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-01
The community of Kenosha, Wisconsin countered President Donald Trump's visit to the city on Tuesday with a "Justice for Jacob" rally in the neighborhood where Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer last week, intent on spending the day focused on "resilience and compassion." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate and Division?
Thom Hartmann | commondreams.org | 2020-09-01
Trump supporters hold flags in front of Kenosha Courthouse on September 01, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. – US President Donald Trump is headed September 1, 2020 to Kenosha, the Wisconsin city at the center of a raging national debate over racism and public safety, despite pleas from local leaders to stay away and accusations that he is fanning tensions to boost his re-election. (Photo: Kerem Yucel / AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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On September 1, Struggling Families Face Evictions Both Online and Off
Dana Floberg | commondreams.org | 2020-09-01
"During the COVID-19 emergency, closing this digital divide has gotten even harder," writes Floberg, "Recent research shows that more than half of all low-income broadband users in the United States are worried about paying their internet bills." (Photo: Graciolli Dotcom/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Older Voters, Especially Republicans, Need to Think Before They Vote
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
In 2016, exit polls show that Donald Trump won the over-50 vote by a big margin. With voters over the age of 50 accounting for 45% of voters that year, Trump, according to a study by AARP was the choice of 55% of that demographic, compared to 44% who voted for Hillary Clinton. Trump's margin was even…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/older-voters…

Hurricane Laura Floods ICE Jails in Louisiana as Asylum Seekers from Cameroon Strike over Conditions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-01
People held in immigration jails in Louisiana report horrific conditions and continued mistreatment after Hurricane Laura devastated the area. Immigrants detained at the LaSalle and Jackson Parish jails say that after the storm, the two facilities have flooded with urine and feces and lack electricity, clean food or water. Many of those protesting the conditions are from Cameroon, and refugee rights groups, including the Cameroon American Council, are demanding an investigation into conditions. "The current immigration system is based on the racist practices, the white supremacy of 400 years," says Sylvie Bello,…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/1/louisiana_…

Meet the New Yes Man on Trump's COVID Task Force: Dr. Scott Atlas Wants U.S. to Adopt Herd Immunity
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-01
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States passes 6 million, with a death toll of over 183,000, the Trump administration is loosening coronavirus restrictions, fast-tracking vaccine approval and disregarding safety tests, and now one of Trump's top medical advisers is pushing for the country to adopt a controversial "herd immunity" strategy, raising alarm among public health officials. Washington Post health reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb says Dr. Scott Atlas is not an epidemiologist and was brought on specifically because he would back President Trump's position "about how the pandemic was going,…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/1/trump_coro…

The Political Insights of MSNBC's Donny Deutsch
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
MSNBC's Donny Deutsch is a Wall Street advertising executive and political commentator who can, I think, be relied upon to honestly convey the true thoughts of the Democratic National Committee. Three of his comments this year stand out. (1) First, he declared (February 20 on "Morning Joe") that he was "absolutely panicked" that Bernie Sanders…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/the-politica…

"Dying to Fish": How Israeli Piracy Destroyed Gaza's Once Thriving Fishing Industry
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-01
On August 16, the Israeli navy declared the Gaza sea a closed military zone. A few days later, a group of Gaza fishermen decided to take their chances by fishing within a mere two or three nautical miles off the Gaza shore. No sooner had they cast their nets, Israeli navy bullets began whizzing all …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/dying-to-fish…

"Dying to Fish": How Israeli Piracy Destroyed Gaza's Once Thriving Fishing Industry
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-01
On August 16, the Israeli navy declared the Gaza sea a closed military zone. A few days later, a group of Gaza fishermen decided to take their chances by fishing within a mere two or three nautical miles off the Gaza shore. No sooner had they cast their nets, Israeli navy bullets began whizzing all …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/dying-to-fish…

Deal to reduce recent Gaza tensions will aid fight against COVID-19
news.un.org | 2020-09-01
The top UN official in the Middle East has hailed an agreement to reduce the latest tensions in and around Gaza amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-01
On Monday, August 31, the Palestinian resistance group Hamas announced that it had reached a ceasefire with Israel that would end the recent hostilities in Gaza. Since August 6, Israel had been continuously attacking Gaza. It had bombed the region from the air, shelled it with tanks, and attacked Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast. Israel claimed the attacks were in response to Hamas and other Palestinian groups firing rockets and incendiary balloons. | The Israeli offensive was taking a heavy toll on people in Gaza. The attacks had deliberately targeted the civilian population. Israel had closed off the fi…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/01/hamas-ann…

'Dying to Fish'
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-09-01
How Israeli Piracy Destroyed Gaza's Once Thriving Fishing Industry…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/dying-to-fish/

Coronavirus deaths continue to rise in Palestine, Oman
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-01
The coronavirus pandemic claimed seven lives in Palestine and another four in Oman, local health authorities said on Tuesday.In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said it had recorded seven COVID-19 fatalities, 552 cases, and 282 recoveries.The ministry figures pushed the total numbers of cases to 30,490, including 180 deaths. The tally covers the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.In the Gulf state of Oman, the Health Ministry registered four deaths, 206 cases, and 214 recoveries from the virus.The total number of cases rose to 85,928, including 689 deaths and 8,124 recoveries.Since it origi…
yenisafak.com/en/world/coronavirus-death…

American Federation of Teachers endorses Green New Deal
Ben Sears | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-01
At its recent National Convention the 1.7 million member American Federation of Teachers (AFT) passed a sweeping resolution in support of the Green New Deal. With this action, the AFT becomes the fourth national union in the U.S. to take this step. So far the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the flight attendants (AFA-CWA) and …
peoplesworld.org/article/american-federa…

UN agencies support flood response in Sudan but warn aid stocks 'rapidly' depleting
news.un.org | 2020-09-01
The UN and its partners are supporting the Sudanese Government as it responds to recent severe flooding, which has killed 90 people and affected 380,000 others, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Tuesday.
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Proposed California Reparations Study leaves out Indigenous and Afro-Latino Heritage
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
The State of California may make incremental steps to mitigate past egregious actions taken before, during and after US Statehood beginning September 9, 1850. AB 3121 chooses not to mention the "hidden figures" of our Indigenous / Afro Latino California Heritage, by design.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/31/1883633…

Trump Plan to Open National Forests to Oil and Gas Drilling Rebuked as Attack on Biodiversity and Indigenous Lands
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-01
Defenders of wildlife and biodiversity on Tuesday decried a proposal released by President Donald Trump's Department of Agriculture that would sharply curtail the U.S. Forest Service's ability to weigh in on the activities of oil and gas giants, opening millions of acres of protected forests to drilling operations. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Two Parties Have Failed Us, But The People Can Succeed
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-01
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/the-two-parti…

American Workers Have Been Given a Raw Deal Throughout the Trump Era
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-09-01
Overall, wages remained stagnant during the Trump era, with gains in take-home pay eaten up by inflation, leaving "real wages" for workers the same as 40 years before. By contrast, the compensation received by their bosses rose dramatically, leading to an executive-to-worker pay ratio of 339 to 1.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/american-workers-h…

Maduro, Venezuelan Opposition Close to Deal on Election Participation – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-01
Two Venezuelan opposition leaders are in talks with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on participating in the upcoming parliamentary elections in December, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu revealed Tuesday.
sputniknews.com/latam/202009011080343920…

Essays in memory of Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019)
Lau Kin Chi | mronline.org | 2020-09-01
'Once they are taken to be ideas about a historical world-system, whose development itself involves "underdevelopment," indeed is based on it, [Marx's theses] are not only valid, but they are revolutionary as well.'…
mronline.org/2020/09/01/essays-in-memory…

Attacks on journalists are attacks on all civil society: UN rights chief
news.un.org | 2020-09-01
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has urged all countries to do more to protect journalists, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, as their work helps save lives.
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The resistance of Senegalese street vendors
Lucia Sabini Fraga | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-01
With respect to the wave of anti-racist protests in the US, we reviewed the experiences of Senegalese workers on two different parts of the world. On the one hand, street vendors in the city of Buenos Aires -organized in the CTEP- who struggle everyday to survive the world of the street, police abuse and social indifference. And on the other hand, the group that created the TopManta brand, a textile venture in Barcelona that defends the genuine work of immigrants and produces a clothing line with an anti-slavery stamp. | The first attempts to reach them by phone were all unsuccessful. Alpha had meetings at the CT…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/01/the-resis…

Immigration Nation reveals the suffering of migrants at the hands of the US detention and deportation machine
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
The Trump administration tried to stop or delay the release of this important documentary.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/imm2…

Jailed Asylum Seekers Report Unlivable Conditions in Wake of Hurricane Laura
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-01
New Orleans, Louisiana–Incarcerated immigrants and their families and advocates have reported dangerous, unlivable conditions and haphazard evacuations at remote immigration jails in Louisiana, where Hurricane Laura caused widespread damage and power outages as it rampaged across the state late last week. | Speaking to Truthout over the phone on Monday, an asylum seeker jailed at the Jackson Parish Correctional Center in northwestern Louisiana said her dormitory was on "lockdown" after…
truthout.org/articles/jailed-asylum-seek…

EU welcomes Qatar law reforms serving migrant workers
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-01
The European Union welcomed Qatar's labor reforms on the employment of foreign workers."Once these reforms enter into force, Qatar will become the first country in the Gulf region to dismantle the kefala ("sponsorship") system governing the employment of migrant workers, which gives employers excessive control over them," Peter Stano, the bloc's lead spokesperson on foreign affairs wrote in a statement on Tuesday.The UN's International Labour Organization announced Sunday that Qatar had "effectively dismantled" the long-criticized employment scheme which obliged migrant workers to ask for their employer's permiss…
yenisafak.com/en/news/eu-welcomes-qatar-…

This Simple Change Could Legalize Millions of Immigrants
Felipe de la Hoz | thenation.com | 2020-09-01
This Simple Change Could Legalize Millions of Immigrants…
thenation.com/article/society/immigratio…

Four years ago, we warned that Trump could win. Now, we're warning again
Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-01
Trump really could win again. The more progressives wrap their minds around that reality now, the less likely they'll have to live with it for another four years.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/01/four-years…

Four Years Ago, We Warned That Trump Could Win. Now, We're Warning Again
Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Myths can be dangerous…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/01/1883636…

Venezuela and Palestine: A Revolutionary Alliance
Yanis Iqbal | zcomm.org | 2020-09-01
If this Venezuelan opposition comes to power with the help of American imperialists, the current pro-Israel and rightward shift in the political dynamics of Latin America will get further consolidated…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/venezuela-and-pale…

Take to the Streets
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
It doesn't look great for Slow Joe Biden, belatedly rising from his basement while the Orange Malignancy takes its white nationalist hate show on the road. Donald Trump is in fighting shape, throwing out one fascistic jab and neo-McCarthyite hook after another. The Orange Menace looks cocky. He's relishing the fight. He's mangling truth and distorting reality with reckless abandon. He's ready to rumble.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/take-to-the-…

Vote-by-Mail Issue Could Lead to Violence
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
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 …
globalresearch.ca/vote-mail-issue-could-…

Facebook Hires an Israeli Censor
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-01
Israel's defenders both in the political realm and in the media have long used every weapon available to stifle any criticism of Israeli racism and its oppression of the Palestinians. In particular, the use of "anti-Semitism" as something like a tactical discussion stopper in deliberations about the Middle East has long been a staple of both American and European politics. It is freely employed to end all dispute while also condemning those accused of the crime to being somehow outside the pale, monsters who are consigned forever to derision and obscurity. But the Israelis and, to be sure, many diaspora Jews know…
thealtworld.com/philip_giraldi/facebook-…

Democrats Must Demolish Trump's Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia
Ralph Nader | zcomm.org | 2020-09-01
Donald Trump continually breaks multiple laws. Yet the serial lawbreaking, lying Trump is playing the "law and order" card against street protestors reacting to fatal cases of police brutality…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/democrats-must-dem…

Canada's Regime Change Efforts in Nicaragua Rife with Hypocrisy
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
Canada is supporting US efforts to overthrow Nicaragua's government. | A recently leaked USAID document highlights " the breadth and complexity of the US government's plan to interfere in Nicaragua's internal affairs up to and after its presidential election in 2021." …
globalresearch.ca/canada-regime-change-e…

Opposition claims victory in Montenegro's parliamentary elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-01
Though the final results are yet to be declared formally, it is most likely the end of the three-decade rule of the Democratic Party of Socialists and its leader Milo Djukanovic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/01/oppositio…

Sri Lankan SEP thanks those who supported its defence campaign
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
The SEP was singled out over its ongoing demands for withdrawal of the military from the North and East and its fight for the unity of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim workers on a socialist and internationalist program.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/sldf…

Video: Dummy Soldiers and Abandoned Battle Tanks: Israel Prepares for War with Hezbollah
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
Hikers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights found at least 5 armed and unguarded Merkava Mk. IV battle tanks. | The doors of the battle tanks were open with equipment and munitions left completely unguarded inside. The incident took place amid the …
globalresearch.ca/israel-prepares-war-he…

Russia-Sanctions-Gate: Trump Sanctions Three Russian Research Institutes
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
Russia won the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. On August 11, its Sputnik V was registered for use by the Russian Ministry of Health. | Development of the vaccine followed 20 years of research, what its scientists called another …
globalresearch.ca/russia-sanctions-gate-…

China Retaliates Against US Entity List
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
US war on China by other means because of its growing prominence on the world stage has both countries on a potential collision course toward direct confrontation if cooler heads in Washington don't step back from the brink. | Unacceptable US …
globalresearch.ca/china-retaliates-again…

From Cotton to Brinjal: Fraudulent GMO Project in India Sustained by Deception
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
Insecticidal Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton is the first and only GM (genetically modified) crop that has been approved in India. It has been cultivated in the country for more than 20 years. In a formal statement to the Supreme Court of India, the Indian government has asserted that hybrid Bt cotton is an outstanding success.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/from-cotton-…

Filipino activists reiterate demands for protection from political murders
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-01
Human rights advocacy group Karapatan Alliance has approached the Philippines supreme court seeking protection. The group has documented the murder of 185 human rights defenders and social movement activists since July 2016…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/01/filipino-…

SEP submits emergency application to the US Supreme Court in Michigan ballot access case
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
The SEP 2020 presidential campaign has appealed to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court associate justice responsible for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a final effort to overturn the unconstitutional Michigan ballot access laws.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/scot…

Pennsylvania Will Rule On Mumia's Case, After Proceeding In Secret
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has put Mumia Abu-Jamal's evidentiary hearing on hold. The case is under seal and is proceeding in secret! This spring Mumia Abu-Jamal was back in court with a chance for freedom! The Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner had agreed with defense counsel that Mumia deserved a new evidentiary hearing based on the revelation of long-suppressed exculpatory evidence. The new documents — buried in the DA's office for 38 years — call into question the entire prosecution case against Mumia Abu-Jamal. The Fraternal Order of Police backed an extraordinary petition asking th…
popularresistance.org/pennsylvania-will-…

Corporate-Backed State Attorneys General Seek End to Obamacare
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-01
The Supreme Court may gut the Affordable Care Act in a case called Texas v. California brought on behalf of the attorneys general in 18 states. All of them are Republicans, and all b…
truthout.org/articles/corporate-backed-s…

Afghan peace bid in limbo amid political wrangling
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-01
Cracks have emerged in the Afghan government's negotiating team for proposed peace talks with the Taliban, just a day after the country's president issued a decree finalizing 48 names for the key discussions.Ashraf Ghani's former political rival Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, termed the presidential decree infringement of his authority.Abdullah's office said as per the political agreement between the two men, which helped resolve a months-long electoral dispute, the formation of the council for talks with the Taliban and appointment of its members was one of the power…
yenisafak.com/en/news/afghan-peace-bid-i…

Why Trump Commands So Much Loyalty From His Base
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
The last four years have been deeply traumatizing to millions of Americans as we have watched our nation in the stranglehold of a maniacal, dictatorial and compulsively deceptive president. But it is worth examining the relationship that President Donald Trump has with his voters in order to understand why he won the 2016 election and…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/why-trump-co…

CAR-T Therapy Is Approved for Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Voelker R. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
The first cell-based gene therapy for adults with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has received FDA approval.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Como a Eurásia está sendo remodelada
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
Todos somos testemunhas de como a China planeja meticulosamente seus principais movimentos geopolíticos e geoeconà¥micos até 2030 e além. | O que lerà£o a seguir teve origem numa série de discussàµes privadas multilaterais entre analistas de inteligência e pode ajudar a …
globalresearch.ca/como-a-eurasia-esta-se…

The far right's storming of the German parliament
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
Some 30,000 right-wing extremists, anti-Semites and their supporters protested in the German capital on Saturday against any effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/demo…

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Health Care Personnel in the New York City Area
Moscola J, Sembajwe G, Jarrett M, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
This seroprevalence survey study describes severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seropositivity among health care workers at a New York City–based health system by age, sex, race, county of residence, and prior PCR-confirmed viral exposure.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

In Turkey, unions and women's organizations call for defense of women's rights
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-01
Activists have called for an organized defense of women's rights in Turkey, where at least 15 women have been murdered in the last 10 days. Thirteen were killed by men and two died in suspicious circumstances. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is trying to take Turkey out of the Istanbul Convention, which obliges signatories to …
peoplesworld.org/article/in-turkey-union…

Facebook's Business Model Thrives on the Virality of Hate
Prabir Purkayastha | zcomm.org | 2020-09-01
The problem of hate news is built into the genes of big digital monopolies like Facebook. We need to break up these monopolies and regulate them as the new public utilities of the digital age…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/facebooks-business…

Reducing Vasopressor Exposure in Patients With Vasodilatory Hypotension–Reply
Lamontagne F, Mouncey PR. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
In Reply Dr Das and colleagues raise a number of concerns about the 65 Trial. The explanation for the median blood pressure being higher than the MAP target relates, in part, to the protocol. When MAP values were above 65 mm Hg, the protocol stipulated that vasopressor dose rates should be reduced until, if possible, they were stopped. As such, it was possible to adhere to the protocol by continuously reducing vasopressor doses and still record MAP values above 65 mm Hg until stopping the medication, at which time MAP values were not recorded. MAP values without vasopressor dose rates are not good indicators of p…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Coronavirus cases top 25 million worldwide
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
The Trump administration continues to reduce testing in favor of its de facto "herd immunity" policy, as coronavirus reinfection cases begin to emerge.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/covi…

New Zealand government ends Auckland lockdown
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
The decision to reopen schools and workplaces, despite new cases of COVID-19 being reported every day, was opposed by some of the government's own health advisors.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/auck…

It's Time to Stop the Deadly Rhetoric and the Dangerous Dodge of Both-siderism
splcenter.org | 2020-09-01
splcenter.org/news/2020/09/01/its-time-s…

Britain's Coming Winter of Discontent — What It Looks Like
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-09-01
By TruePublica Editor: The summer recess is over — and now we are staring at reality — like a loaded gun at Russian roulette. Our future is now made up of trigger pulls, of 'ifs.' What if Covid comes back just as bad, what if we have a really cold winter and the NHS is …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/britains-coming-winter-of-discontent-what-it-looks-like/

How could the left miss the messiah in our midst? Hail Caesar! Hail Savior Donald!
Robert S. Becker | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-01
Lying (to correct worse lies) thus morphs into truth-telling, failing is success (showing how worthless is government), and perfidy to his own Constitutional oath is greatness (because the ends do justify the means).
nationofchange.org/2020/09/01/how-could-…

Beirut facing acute environmental crisis, warns UN energy specialist
news.un.org | 2020-09-01
Contamination from hazardous chemicals, landfill sites at capacity, and water pollution, are among the most urgent challenges faced by the Lebanese authorities and UN teams tackling the huge task of clearing up Beirut, following the massive explosion in the city's port on 4 August.
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Wreckreation, Public Lands, and the Fecal Timebomb
Christopher Ketcham | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
It is to be expected that New York City dwellers who had no fealty to urban life in the first place but were there only to fellate Capital for position, affluence and conspicuous display should now head a hundred miles north into my country, the Catskill Mountains, under the pressure of the Great Pandemic Terror…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/wreckreation…

#Trotsky2020: A Morenoite slander against the legacy of Leon Trotsky
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
Far from an objective presentation of the political legacy of Leon Trotsky, the FT's video is, in essence, an attempted second assassination directed against Trotsky's entire revolutionary historical legacy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/more…

How Pakistan's Military Created Rift Between Imran Khan and Modi?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
During his stint in power as Pakistan's prime minister until July 2017, Nawaz Sharif had nurtured cordial working relationship with India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi. This, along with his role in Kargil …
globalresearch.ca/how-pakistan-military-…

Thousands in East LA protest for 50th Chicano Moratorium anniversary
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-01
East Los Angeles, CA – Thousands took to the streets in East Los Angeles on August 29 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium. The 1970 Chicano Moratorium was against the Vietnam War and racist conditions Chicanos lived with. From a caravan which started early in the morning to a double rally and march, Chicanos from all over the country once again attended the historic events on what is now recognized as National Chicano Liberation Day. Banners and posters called for the jailing of killer cops, community control of police, an end to racism, sexism, U.S. wars, and denounced Trump. | A large coaliti…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/1/thousands…

Profiteering leaves UK care homes vulnerable
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
Investors' pursuit of short-term profits has seen vast resources looted from the care sector and providers laden with unsustainable debts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/care…

From farm to fork: How food systems can power climate action
news.un.org | 2020-09-01
Taking specific steps to transform national food supply systems can help countries achieve climate goals and limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius, a new joint UN report on climate action has found.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

Amid mounting domestic crisis, US imperialism lashes out at Russia and China
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
In a dizzying array of threats and open clashes, Washington has inflamed, on an almost daily basis, conflicts that could rapidly spiral out of control.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/pers…

Rafael Correa makes another attempt to overcome suppression of his political rights
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-01
Wednesday September 2 is the last day for the candidates elected in the primary elections to formalize their participation in the 2021 general elections in Ecuador…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/01/rafael-co…

There's a Problem with the Belarus Protest Movement: Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
Politologist Georgii Bovt gave an interview recently in which he said: 'A movement which doesn't have a leader, program, or strategy, will die'. In fact, the expert gave the Belarus protest movement one more month at best. A pessimistic prognosis …
globalresearch.ca/problem-belarus-protes…

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
Dockworkers in Bermuda announced an overtime ban to oppose cost-cutting, while mineworkers in Colombia are set to strike Cerrejón open-pit coal mine over contract demands.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/wrkr…

Belarus must stop torturing protesters and prevent enforced disappearances
news.un.org | 2020-09-01
Independent UN human rights experts on Tuesday called on Belarus to stop torturing detainees and bring to justice police officers who have reportedly humiliated and beaten protestors in their custody, as mass demonstrations over the disputed 9 August presidential election continue for a fourth week.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

Thousands of pollution monitoring exemptions made to oil and gas industry amid pandemic
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-01
"It's like saying, 'We're going to remove the radar guns and remove speedometers, but you still have to comply with the speed limit. That doesn't make sense."
nationofchange.org/2020/09/01/thousands-…

Patient Information: Sleeve Gastrectomy
Brajcich BC, Hungness ES. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
This JAMA Patient Page explains who should undergo gastric sleeve procedure, a type of obesity surgery; how to prepare for it; and what to expect afterward.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

US Intervention in Nicaragua. Washington's Stated Intent to "Destroy Public Order" and Engage in "Violent Actions": Brian Willson
S. Brian Willson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
33rd Anniversary of Brian's Surviving the US Train Assault in California, September 1, 2020 in front of the US embassy, Managua, Nicaragua | Buenos dias. I am here today in front of the US Embassy in Managua to protest US intervention …
globalresearch.ca/33rd-anniversary-brian…

Capitalist-fueled climate crisis 'Nightmare Reality'
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-09-01
Houston Hurricane Laura made landfall Aug. 26 in west Louisiana and east Texas as a Category 4 storm, with winds clocking in at 150 miles per hour. The Gulf Coast region in the southern U.S. is on the frontline of a capitalist-induced climate crisis. Most of the people residing there . . . | Continue reading Capitalist-fueled climate crisis | 'Nightmare Reality' at Workers.org
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Hong Kong authorities arrest opposition legislators in further crackdown
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
Behind the string of detentions, the real fear motivating the authorities is a united movement of the entire Chinese working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/hkar…

From QAnon to Kyle Rittenhouse, the Right is Sinking Deeper Into an Alternate Reality
Meagan Day | zcomm.org | 2020-09-01
Instability is a permanent feature of capitalism, but the coronavirus pandemic has introduced a whole new level of volatility. Amid the turmoil, the American right is dreaming more feverishly than ever of apocalypse and heroism…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/from-qanon-to-kyle…

South LA Black man on bicycle killed by sheriffs
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-01
Los Angeles, CA – On the night of August 31, Dijon Kizzee who was 29 years old, was riding his bicycle. Two sheriff deputies allege that Kizzee was violating vehicle codes but have not said which ones specifically. They began to follow him and Kizzee got off his bicycle, ran, and the two deputies shot and killed him at the scene. The deputies claim Kizzee punched one of them, dropped a bundle of clothes, and upon inspecting the clothes bundle, found a handbag, and a gun inside the bag. The deputies are claiming this is when they decided to open fire on Kizzee. | A 100-person protest and march outside of the South…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/1/south-la-…

An American Journey: 1635 Arrival to 2020 U.S. Catastrophe
Richard C. Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
I set out to write a commentary on current economic events for this engagement, with a focus on monetary issues. But the current nightmarish scenario in the U.S. is so confusing and is moving at such a rapid speed, that | …
globalresearch.ca/american-journey-1635-…

'Emergency' for global education, as fewer than half world's students cannot return to school
news.un.org | 2020-09-01
Classes for more than 450 million students starting the new academic year are expected to be entirely remote — or for some, a mix of distance and in-person learning — the UN education and cultural organization (UNESCO) has said.
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US Intervention in Nicaragua. Washington Stated Intent to "Destroy Public Order" and Engage in "Violent Actions": Brian Willson
S. Brian Willson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
33rd Anniversary of Brian's Surviving the US Train Assault in California, September 1, 2020 in front of the US embassy, Managua, Nicaragua | Buenos dias. I am here today in front of the US Embassy in Managua to protest US intervention …
globalresearch.ca/33rd-anniversary-brian…

Reducing Vasopressor Exposure in Patients With Vasodilatory Hypotension
Das S, Choupoo N, Ray S. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
To the Editor A clinical trial by Dr Lamontagne and colleagues showed that reducing exposure to vasopressors through a lower mean arterial pressure (MAP) target during resuscitation in older patients with vasodilatory hypotension decreased 90-day mortality, although it did not reach statistical significance. Three large randomized clinical trials also showed that early goal-directed therapy did not improve outcomes in patients with septic shock.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Researchers Strive to Recruit Hard-Hit Minorities Into COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Jaklevic M. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
This Medical News article discusses efforts to ensure participation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

'No hope' of reaching climate, development goals, without youth optimism and know-how
news.un.org | 2020-09-01
Without harnessing the energy, tech savvy and optimism of young people, the world has no hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.
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Fear in America
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
The Democratic Party nominated Joe Biden for president and the Republican Party nominated Donald Trump for another four years in the White House. These two nominating Conventions opened the formal 2020 election season. Joe Biden's Convention was behind masks and television screens. The Convention of Trump, imperial in purpose and centered around his family and…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/fear-in-amer…

Black National Convention targets police violence, builds unity for Black liberation
Jamal Rich | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-01
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and the Electoral Justice Project joined forces to bring together Black organizers and activists from across the country this past Friday, Aug. 29, for the 2020 Black National Convention (BNC), a "multi-hour broadcast filled with energy, celebration, education, electoral justice, and a vision for Black lives before the biggest …
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Rambling Notes of a Roving Doctor
jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
Paris, August, 1900.
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Terror in trailer jail: every single prisoner infected with COVID-19
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-01
Eddie Conway talks with reporter Katie Kull in Missouri about poor conditions and the no-mask mandate that led to over 100 prisoners contracting Covid-19.
therealnews.com/stories/terror-in-traile…

Payer Mix Among Patients Receiving Dialysis
Lin E, Erickson KF. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
To the Editor The Research Letter by Ms Hoffman and colleagues described trends in payer mix among patients receiving dialysis in the United States. We share the authors' concerns that shifting patients from publicly funded insurance to commercial insurance could increase the overall cost of dialysis care. Although the Affordable Care Act increased access to the commercial insurance market through the creation of health insurance exchanges, we were surprised by the magnitude of non-Medicare coverage reported.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

China Claims US Abuses National Security to Ban Its Apps
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-01
China's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying denounced that the United States is abusing the concept of "national security" to veto more Chinese technology companies and mobile applications after actions against Huawei, TikTok, or WeChat. | RELATED: | Tiktok Deal Entails China's Approval Under Revised Catalogue | This attitude "is not doing any good to the United States," said Hua, and showed his hope that Washington would reconsider its stance given that "Chinese co…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Claims-US-…

FDA Targets Illegal Hangover Relief
Voelker R. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
Forget the Happy Hour Vitamins, milk thistle, and prickly pear. Not only will they fail to prevent or cure a hangover, the FDA said they're illegally being marketed as remedies for having one too many.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Denver commemorates 50th Anniversary of Chicano Moratorium
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-01
Denver, CO – On August 29, over 100 people gathered in La Raza Park in Denver to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium and to express solidarity with current movements against police brutality and for social justice. | The Chicano Moratorium was a march held on August 29, 1970 in East Los Angeles to protest against the high casualty rate of Chicanos in the Vietnam War. The protest also denounced the racist military draft and police brutality and oppression of Chicanos. Over 30,000 Chicanos and supporters from all over the U.S. turned out for the historic march. The LAPD and sheriffs brutally…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/1/denver-co…

GM using office personnel to man assembly lines at Wentzville, Missouri plant as pandemic spreads
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
Facing no opposition from the UAW, General Motors is bringing salaried workers onto the production assembly lines of its Wentzville Assembly Center in Missouri, putting more lives in danger for the sake of profits.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/gene…

Poems: 'The Spell' and 'Dispel'
Margaret Rozga | progressive.org | 2020-09-01
The Spell
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COVID-19 and the Future of Autocrats
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world. What better pretext for a state of emergency than a pandemic? It was a golden opportunity to close borders, suppress civil society, and issue decrees left and right (mostly right). Donald Trump in the United States, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Rodrigo…
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Human rights lawsuits used by Chilean "left" to mask preparations for authoritarian rule
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
Amid a growing threat of police-state dictatorship, it once again falls on the Chilean parliamentary "left" and its satellite organisations to conceal the class nature of the capitalist state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/chil…

Universal Masking in the United States: the Role of Mandates, Health Education, and the CDC
Gostin LO, Cohen I, Koplan JP. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
This Viewpoint proposes legal and policy options for promoting universal face mask wearing in the US and, recognizing the limits of state-by-state implementation, proposes strengthening the authority, independence, and funding of the CDC to enact responses to this and future comparable public health emergencies.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Incidence of Malformations After Early Pregnancy Exposure to Modafinil in Sweden and Norway
Cesta CE, Engeland A, Karlsson P, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
This pharmacoepidemiology study uses Scandinavian birth registry data to estimate the association between modafinil use during early pregnancy and major congenital malformations among infants born in Norway and Sweden between 2005-2006 and 2016-2017.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

New Jersey teen billed $2,500 for organizing a protest
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
Emily Gil, a recent high school graduate, was charged $2,500 for "police overtime" after she organized a protest in the town of Englewood Cliffs calling for affordable housing and an end to police brutality.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/teen…

Effect of Intraoperative Low vs Conventional Tidal Volume on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications After Major Surgery
Karalapillai D, Weinberg L, Peyton P, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
This randomized clinical trial compares the effect of intraoperative ventilation with low vs conventional tidal volume (6 vs 10 mL/kg predicted body weight) on pulmonary complications in the first 7 postoperative days among patients undergoing major surgery lasting longer than 2 hours.
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The Importance of Reestablishing a Pandemic Preparedness Office at the White House
Wilensky G. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
As the country tries to make sense of all that has happened during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, one idea that should cause little controversy is the importance of health to the security of the US, to its economy, and to the well-being of its citizenry. Given health's fundamental importance to national security, a disaster preparedness and response unit should be reestablished as part of the National Security Council (NSC) and remain there on a permanent basis. This response unit would be in addition to, not a replacement for, the Office of Pandemics and Emerging Threats. The latter currently…
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Pharma Tries to Cash in on Covid Shutdowns With Its Best-Selling Drug
Martha Rosenberg | zcomm.org | 2020-09-01
In April, TV ad expenditures for the top 10 prescription drugs increased to $183 million from $156 million in March…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/pharma-tries-to-ca…

First-ever U.S. Space Force doctrine calls for space supremacy, further militarism
Christopher Banks | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-01
In preparation for "major power" conflict in coming years, the Pentagon and U.S. government are prioritizing advancing technologies and capabilities to dominate and control space, with the belief that conquering the "ultimate high ground" of space will allow them to win the wars below.
liberationnews.org/first-ever-u-s-space-…

Qui veut renverser le président Loukachenko ?
Thierry Meyssan | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-01
La presse occidentale met en valeur Svetlana TikhanovskaàØa qu'elle présente comme vainqueur de l'élection présidentielle biélorusse et accable le président sortant Alexandre Loukachenko qu'elle accuse de violence, de népotisme et de trucage électoral. Cependant une analyse de ce pays atteste que la politique de son président correspond bien au souhait des citoyens. Derrière cette querelle fabriquée se dresse le spectre de l'EuromaàØdan ukrainien et d'une rupture provoquée avec la Russie. | Un des objectifs du coup d'État de l'EuromaàØdan (Ukraine, 2013-14) était de couper la route de la soie…
thealtworld.com/thierry_meyssan/qui-veut…

Cornell University to Reopen this Fall Despite Opposition from Community
Lexi McMenamin | progressive.org | 2020-09-01
The school is the only Ivy League university that will be reopening, leaving students and community members concerned for their safety.
progressive.org/dispatches/cornell-to-re…

Babylon Berlin / Babylon Amerikka
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
If you're still wondering if you'll vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November–that is, if Trump doesn't crash the party in the next two months–you might watch the Netflix series, Babylon Berlin, which is set in Weimar Germany in the late 1920s. Based on the novels of German author Volker Kutscher, it was originally…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/babylon-berl…

Don't ignore Trump fanning the flames of QAnon conspiracy theories
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-01
President Donald Trump and other GOP members are publicly legitimizing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory group that has sparked violence in the past. They have brought what should have stayed on the fringes of the dark inter-webs to the center stage. This is something that should be cause for alarm. What happens when a conspiracy theory …
peoplesworld.org/article/dont-ignore-tru…

Film Review: Made in Bangladesh: A Union Story
B. Nimri Aziz | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
If you're gathering evidence of the victimization of Muslim women, this is not your film. Yes, Made in Bangladesh highlights exploitation in a country, most of whose citizens are Muslim. But this film's focus is women workers: people working to support their families, as most women do, and fighting for parity, as most of us…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/film-review-…

What Can We Learn from Cuba? Medicare-for-All Is a Beginning, Not the End Point
Don Fitz | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-01
As a coup de grâce to the Bernie Sanders campaign Joe Biden declared that he would veto Medicare-for-All. This could drive a dedicated health care advocate to relentlessly pursue Med-4-All as a final goal. However, it is not the final goal. It should be the first step in a complete transformation of medicine which includes combining …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/what-can-we-l…

Florida teachers unions halt dangerous GOP school reopening plan
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-01
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida's millions of schoolkids headed back to class this week, but–thanks to their teachers' union–not to brick-and-mortar buildings where an unsafe state plan could have exposed them, their teachers, their bus drivers, their parents and their communities to the coronavirus. Instead, they're "virtually" learning via computer, tablet and other electronic devices. That's because, just …
peoplesworld.org/article/florida-teacher…

Nigeria: The Politics of Ethnicity, Its Impact on Development and Biafra's Quest for Self-Determination
Maazi Oluchi Ibe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
Undoubtedly, Nigeria has entered a period of political uncertainty. With the next presidential election fast approaching, some politicians and experts are strongly advocating for, among others, a constitutional review considered as the best way to preserve peace and stability in …
globalresearch.ca/nigeria-politics-ethni…

Are We Deliberately Trying To Provoke A Military Crisis With Russia?
Ted Galen Carpenter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
A dangerous vehicle collision between U.S and Russian soldiers in Northeastern Syria on Aug. 24 highlights the fragility of the relationship and the broader test of wills between the two major powers. | According to White House reports and a Russian …
globalresearch.ca/deliberately-trying-pr…

First as Tragedy, Second as Farce: Marcos, Duterte and the Communist Parties of the Philippines
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
On August 26, Dr. Joseph Scalice delivered this lecture at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on the support given by the Communist Party of the Philippines, and the various organizations that follow its political line, for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/lect…

Rimegepant (Nurtec ODT) for Acute Treatment of Migraine
jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
This Medical Letter review summarizes evidence supporting the use of rimegepant (Nurtec), a small-molecule calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist, for acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Treatment of Patients Following Bariatric Surgery in 2020-2021
Chen Y, Li Z, Dutson E. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
This JAMA Insights Clinical Update reviews long-term complications of bariatric surgery, including GERD, gallstones, hypoglycemia, substance use disorder, and vitamin and other nutritional deficiencies, and proposes a schedule of testing and management strategies for each.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

The pseudoscience behind the right-wing drive to force schools to open
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
The ruling elites and their legion of state and local officials are furiously pushing to open schools and universities. However, recent published studies have provided ample evidence that school openings will drive the pandemic towards a second potentially larger wave.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/cor1…

Life During a Trump Second Term: Paramilitary Democracy Accelerates
John Stanton | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/life-during-…

Capitalist-fueled climate crisis — 'Nightmare Reality'
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-09-01
Houston Hurricane Laura made landfall Aug. 26 in west Louisiana and east Texas as a Category 4 storm, with winds clocking in at 150 miles per hour. The Gulf Coast region in the southern U.S. is on the frontline of a capitalist-induced climate crisis. Most of the people residing there . . . | Continue reading Capitalist-fueled climate crisis — 'Nightmare Reality' at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50953/?utm_source=rs…

Who wants to overthrow President Lukashenko?
Thierry Meyssan | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-01

| The Western press highlights Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as the winner of the Belarusian presidential election and accuses outgoing President Alexander Lukashenko of violence, nepotism and election rigging. However, an analysis of this country shows that the policies of its president correspond to the wishes of its citizens. Behind this fabricated quarrel lies the spectre of Ukrainian Euromaidan and a provoked rupture with Russia. | One of the objectives of the Euromaidan coup (Ukraine, 2013-14) was to cut the Silk Road in Europe. China reacted by changing its route and passing it through Belarus. From the…
thealtworld.com/thierry_meyssan/who-want…

The long road to peace in Sudan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-01
On August 31, the transitional government and rebel groups signed a peace agreement in Sudan. There is a long way to go before meaningful peace can be achieved and the Sudanese government has to take a number of steps…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/01/the-long-…

Co-ops Can Lay a Path to Just Economies Amid the COVID Crisis
Kristina Hille | zcomm.org | 2020-09-01
Cooperatives have been central to confronting the twin economic and health crises…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/co-ops-can-lay-a-p…

Ousting Trump is the way forward for hard-pressed Latinos
David Trujillo | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-01
LOS ANGELES — In this country of abundant resources and talk of greatness we still have Latino children suffering from hunger every day and night. Their concentration and focus on education drift away because their minds are worrying about other things. Latino parents worry about keeping their families together, securing adequate housing, health care, protection …
peoplesworld.org/article/ousting-trump-i…

New FDA-EPA Protocol Covers Agricultural Water Safety
Voelker R. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-09-01
The FDA and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed a new protocol that may help farmers protect produce such as romaine lettuce and other leafy greens from contamination that can cause foodborne illnesses.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

End Life Sentences for Non-Violent Crimes
Prof. Sam Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-01
Fair Wayne …
globalresearch.ca/end-life-sentences-non…

Medicare-for-All Is a Beginning, Not the End Point
Don Fitz | zcomm.org | 2020-09-01
What Can We Learn from Cuba?
zcomm.org/znetarticle/medicare-for-all-i…

Two faces of time in the modern era–Immanuel Wallerstein and his intervention on the issue of cultures in conflicts
Wang Hui | mronline.org | 2020-09-01
By redefining a range of categories, Wallerstein seeks to reconstruct the scenario of the world, using a kind of political economy of culture to replace various Enlightenment thoughts–the presuppositions of various social sciences and their classification systems.
mronline.org/2020/09/01/two-faces-of-tim…

Stop the UAW-management cover-up of COVID-19 in the auto plants!
wsws.org | 2020-09-01
The claims by auto companies that they are following extensive safety protocols and testing workers exposed to COVID-19 are lies that do not withstand scrutiny.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/01/rank…

The Accord Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates Will Preserve the Endless Wars
Shaan Sachdev | progressive.org | 2020-09-01
A diplomatic agreement celebrated by the United States could end up making matters worse.
progressive.org/dispatches/accord-israel…

Biden, the Lesser Evil, is a Problem Too, But There are Reasons for Hope Nevertheless
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-01
The prospect sickens, but for reasons that are widely understood, it would be irresponsible, this election season, not to pile on votes for Joe Biden. Even more than Hillary Clinton, and a whole lot more than Barack Obama, Biden is a living embodiment of all that makes the actually existing Democratic Party execrable. But we…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/01/biden-the-le…

Police Violence Against BLM Activists at Golden Gate Bridge
First Bumping with Trumpers | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
On August 30, white supremacist group "Walk Away" organized a pro-Trump demonstration on the Golden Gate Bridge. BLM demonstrators, some of whom had not been allowed bridge entry on August 21 for their own protest, also showed up, | Here are 5 mp4 videos each less than 20 seconds long. Credit goes to @WallofMany…
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The 8-30 Edition of Bathrobespierre's Broadsides Free Radio Santa Cruz show
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
The regular Free Radio Santa Cruz twice-weekly Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show usually airs on the net at freakradio.org Thursdays 6-8 PM and Sundays 9: 30 AM to 3 PM. However, FRSC-on-the-net is recovering of fire evacuation right now. Meanwhile the show is archived at http: //www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html . This is another on-the-road collection of interviews, downloaded songs, and my commentary from the last few days in downtown Santa Cruz.
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Sunday 9/27: The Turning Point: 48 Hour Vigil + Action for Rose's Law
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Farmer John Slaughterhouse (3049 E Vernon Ave, Vernon California)…
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The greatest threat to Pacifica is not the New Bylaws, but the old ones! Read why
Akio Tanaka | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Why is it important to sign the petition for the new Pacifica Bylaws?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/01/1883637…

Monday 8/31: Moms For Housing to Replace Board of Supervisors with a Board of SuperMOMS
Moms 4 Housing | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
1225 Oak Street, Oakland…
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Thursday 9/10: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: COOPERATION
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883624…

Tell Warren Buffett to Move Forward With Klamath Dam Removal Agreement
UnDam the Klamath | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Send Warren Buffett a message urging his company Berkshire Hathoway and its subsidiary, PacifiCorp to move forward with Klamath dam removal.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/31/1883630…

Wednesday 9/9: Order of Magnitude
Telematic Media Arts | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Online…
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Monday 9/14: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: KINDNESS
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883624…

Reaction to Racial Profiling in Tiburon
500 March on Police Station | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
500 people marched on the Tiburon police station.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/31/1883634…

Tuesday 9/22: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Online Zoom…
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Saturday 9/19: Online Townhall: Normal is Still the Problem!
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Online meeting, see website for details…
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Wednesday 9/16: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: SUSTAINABILITY
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/28/1883624…

Saturday 9/5: wwwunderkammer from XR to social VR
Telematic | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Telematic 323 10th St., San Francisco, CA 94103 | Visit the exhibition at our SOMA gallery space, streaming on our website, or in Social VR via Mozilla Hubs:…
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ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 31.08.2020
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
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Monday 9/7: Labor Day Fightback: Marriott, Lyft, SF Giants
Marc Norton | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
MARCH: | Assemble at Yerba Buena Park (3: 45pm) | CAR CARAVAN: | Meet at ILWU parking lot, 2nd & King Streets (4: 30pm)…
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Tuesday 9/8: Break the Mold: Questioning Capitalism: EQUITY
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Zoom Conference ID: 513 856 6423 | us02web.zoom.us/j/5138566423 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…
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America's Dual Recession
Laura Tyson and Lenny Mendoncaa | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
There is every reason to expect that many of the lost jobs — perhaps as many as 40% — will never come back. In the short to medium term, the tragic paradox is that employment opportunities are both too few and pay too little.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/01/1883636…

Tha Hood Squad Does it Again!
Organized Mayhem | indybay.org | 2020-09-01
Tha Hood Squad creates a bridge between Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Stanford through community events including free meals, vigils, barbecues and … street occupations.
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US Government Seizes Websites Allegedly Involved In Iran-Venezuela Oil Deal
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
The US government announced today that it had seized three websites used by Iran to facilitate oil deals with Venezuela. The decision follows the US interception of Iranian oil tankers bound for Venezuela and increased pressure from Washington on both countries. | The Department of Justice assumed control of the websites for Mobin International, Sohar Fuel and Oman Fuel, which the department called front companies. The companies allegedly facilitated a fuel shipment by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to Venezuela, according to a department press release.
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Architects Build Society's Cage On National Mall In Bold Statement On Racial Strife
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
A group of five designers at the internationally known SmithGroup Architecture firm set up a metallic cubic structure on the National Mall to frame the struggle of Black Lives in America. The public display titled "Society's Cage" is a 14 foot cube pavilion timed for the 57th anniversary of the March On Washington and is made from the hidden components of sky scrapers. It depicts an architect's visualization of ongoing racial inequality in the United States and asks the question, "What is the value of Black life in America?" | The cube is constructed from 484 vertical rusted conduit pipes attached to a large meta…
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Fairy Creek Blockade Expands To Protect Rare Old-Growth Forest
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
In the midst of an ongoing climate emergency, logging of the ancient rainforests continues at an unfettered rate. The amount of old-growth forest logged each day on Vancouver Island is equivalent to 32 soccer pitches according to the Wilderness Committee. These forests are not only vital for carbon sequestration, but also fundamental for the integrity of complex, interconnected ecosystems that support keystone and culturally significant species, such as salmon. Alarmingly, less than one percent of largest stature forest was found to be remaining on the Island according to the scientific report BC's Old Growth For…
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Military Recruiters Don't Belong In High Schools
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
Since the end of the draft in 1973, the U.S. has relied on an all-volunteer service to maintain its 1.3 million-member global police force. Over the years the military has used a number of different recruitment methods, but the target audience has always been the same: high schoolers. | The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 significantly changed how military recruiters reach teenagers. Section 9528 mandates public high schools give military recruiters the same access to students that college recruiters get, including their personal contact information. Schools became gold mines for recruiting "future soldiers."
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How Pennsylvania State Troopers Conduct Illegal Traffic Searches
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
To justify their searches, state police often claimed that a driver was nervous, sweating, or eating. One officer went so far as to say a dollar-sign tattoo on a man's neck was an indicator of criminal activity that justified detaining him for a K-9 search. Officers also used the same language to justify their stops, no matter the context or circumstances of the arrest, a violation of their training. | Police also held people during traffic stops longer than legally allowed. In one case, a man was held for nearly two hours before he was arrested. Drivers also had little choice in whether to allow police to conduc…
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COVID-19 Is A Great Unequaliser
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
Rome – Any of the first names that the media reported as having Covid were those of the rich and powerful, from movie stars to political leaders. Be ye ever so high, the virus is above thee — or so it seemed. | Now we understand that this perception, that came in part because at first only the wealthy and well-connected were getting tested, was misleading. The data is now crystal clear: Covid risk maps on to inequality, and Covid is a great unequaliser — in health, and in wealth. | But just as the initial "optimistic" take about Covid — that it would equalize us — got it wrong, so too the…
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Wall Street Moving To Make A Mint Off The Mail, JPMorgan Postal Bank
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-01
Imagine if activists and elected officials were clamoring for emergency provision of food and McDonald's offered to place a drive-thru window in every post office. Calling it #postalfood. That makes as much sense as JPMorgan's Chase recent attempt to place its own ATMs in every post office and call it #postalbanking. According to recent reports, Chase — the largest bank in the United States, with $3.2 trillion of assets — has offered to lease space from USPS in exchange for the "exclusive right" to solicit postal banking customers. Wall Street has consistently opposed the return of postal banking sinc…
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Britain's Shameful Denial of Justice from Kowtowing to U.S. Diplomatic Immunity
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-01
One year ago on August 27 British teenager Harry Dunn was killed by a reckless driver who crashed into his motorbike. But all the while his family have been denied justice. Why? Because the driver fled to the U.S. under diplomatic immunity. | Top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo has refused to grant an extradition request from the British government after American citizen Anne Sacoolas was formally charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Pompeo's order to reject extradition of Sacoolas to stand trial in a British court ha…
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Lancet Study Finds U.S. Has, by Far, the World's Most-Overpriced Medical Care
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-01
The medical journal, The Lancet, is one of the world's Big Three scientific journals of medicine; that's the triumvirate of authorities for physicians worldwide, and the other two are the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the New England Journal of Medicine. On August 27th The Lancet published "Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services in 204 countries and territories". Here is the visual that's in it, which shows the United States as…
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America's Summer Exodus: Thousands Flee the Cities Every Day Because They Don't Feel Safe
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-01
Michael SNYDER | In modern American history, we have never seen such a sudden mass exodus away from our major cities. Overall, the U.S. economy is a complete and total disaster in 2020, but moving companies and real estate agents that work in desirable rural and suburban areas are absolutely thriving right now. Each weekend we are seeing long lines at U-Haul rental facilities, moving companies can't handle all of the requests that they are getting, and property values are shifting at a pace that is difficult to believe. Homes in our core urban areas are losing value very rapidly, and at the same time we are seein…
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Trump's International Malevolence Is Entirely Counterproductive
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-01
Trump Washington continues its selective aggression against other governments that fail to toe the line of deference and economic submissiveness to what Trump calls "the Greatest Country in the world." Its relentless hostility and commercial sanctions are intended to exert pressure on the citizens of these countries and cause so much deprivation, discomfort and distress that they will try to overthrow their governments by force. The fact that such an outcome will inevitably result in massive slaughter is disregarde…
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The Heat: U.S. Voting Rights
Sean Callebs | america.cgtn.com | 2020-09-01
In the race for the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump casts doubt on the U.S. electoral process, claiming mail-in votes would be fraudulent.
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Will Iraqi PM's visit to US impact Iran-Iraq energy ties?
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — As the US waivers for Iraq's electricity imports from Iran are nearing their expiration in Sep., the Iraqi Prime Minister's recent visit to the US has raised some questions about the future of the two neighbors' energy ties.
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Govt. vows to propel economic plans despite obstacles
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — President Hassan Rouhani said his government will exert every effort to propel the country's development plans despite the challenges posed by the sanctions and the pandemic.
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'Russia remains ready to facilitate US-Iran direct dialogue'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday that Russia is ready to help the United States and Iran to have a direct dialogue.
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Kamalvandi terms Iran-IAEA agreement 'win-win'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Stating that the IAEA chief's visit to Tehran had strategic importance, the AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said that the recent Iran-IAEA agreement is win-win.
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US embassy coordinating assassinations of Iraqi activists
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Secretary-General of the Tribal Council of Southern Iraq, Muhammad al-Danbus, told MNA that the US embassy in Baghdad is home to an assassination cell targeting Iraqi activists.
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JCPOA members not recognize US as a party to deal: Araghchi
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for the Political Affairs said that members of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) do not recognize the United States as a party to the deal.
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VP Jahangiri congratulates Independence Day of Uzbekistan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — In a message on Tuesday, Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri felicitated Uzbek government on the country's Independence Day.
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Iran's daily COVID-19 death toll declines
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Iran's daily coronavirus fatalities dropped for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, with 101 deaths, down by six compared to a day earlier, according to the Health Ministry's spokeswoman.
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US' so-called 'maximum pressure' to fail soon
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei said the Islamic Republic of Iran continues its 'maximum resistance' against the US' so-called 'maximum pressure', which is expected to fail in the near future.
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Brig. Gen. Ghaani visits Martyr Pourjafari's family
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force Commander Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani paid a visit to Martyr Pourjafari's family on Tuesday.
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Joint Commission determined to preserve JCPOA
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said that the Joint Commission on JCPOA is determined to preserve the Nuclear Deal.
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27 achievements of Army Air Defense Force to be unveiled
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — A number of 27 salient achievements of Iran's Army Air Defense Force will be unveiled on Wed. Sept. 02.
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Leader's meeting with Education Ministry officials
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-01
TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei held a meeting on Tuesday via videoconference with the Education Minister Mohsen Haji Mirzaei, and senior officials at the Education Ministry.
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