Daily Archives: September 2, 2020

2020-09-02: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-02). The U.S. is determined to make Julian Assange pay for exposing the cruelty of its war on Iraq. mronline.org On September 7, 2020, Julian Assange will leave his cell in Belmarsh Prison in London and attend a hearing that will determine his fate.

G. Dunkel (2020-09-02). Struggle against environmental poisoning and police violence in Martinique. workers.org For centuries, imperialists have conspired and competed to exploit the islands of the Caribbean, both for what their soils could produce and for their strategic positions. Early in the 17th century, colonizers began to decimate the islands' original Indigenous peoples. Then colonizers kidnapped millions of people, mostly from Africa, and . . . |

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-09-02). NATO Begins Provocative Military Exercises on Russian Border. globalresearch.ca Once again, NATO is operating dangerous and bold military maneuvers in regions close to the European Russian border. This time, the country hosting the tests is Estonia, a Baltic State that in recent decades has been characterized by a strong …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-02). Venezuela's pardon of opposition leaders is a major step in promoting national reconciliation. peoplesdispatch.org As many as 110 right-wing opposition leaders who have either been convicted or are being tried were pardoned by President Nicolás Maduro. This will enable them to take part in the electoral process for the National Assembly…

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 Tricontinental (2020-09-02). Dossier no. 32: One hundred years of the communist movement in India. mronline.org Through their self-effacing work, the communists have galvanised hundreds of millions of people into action in order to bring about far-reaching changes in society.

Ron Jacobs (2020-09-02). I Had a Knife and a Record, Too. counterpunch.org A friend and I were sitting at a picnic table behind a pizza joint in Berkeley, CA. The year was 1980 and it was evening. We were each eating a slice of pepperoni, talking and joking. After we finished, my buddy lit up the rest of a joint (pot was illegal in California then). While

Liberation Staff-Tri-Cities, Wa. (2020-09-02). Anti-racists outnumber white supremacists at Pendleton, Oregon protest. liberationnews.org Before the anti-racist event had even started, rightwing protesters carrying U.S., Confederate, Trump 2020 and Thin Blue Line flags lined the street opposite the site of the anti-racist protest at Roy Raley Park.

Editor (2020-09-02). Lessons of the NBA strike. workers.org The players of the National Basketball Association — the vast majority of them African Americans — carried out a historic three-day wildcat strike on Aug. 26. It was to protest the heinous, horrific shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black father, at the hands of a white police officer in . . . |

Maxximilian Seijo (2020-09-02). Resisting Predatory Finance with Raúl Carrillo. mronline.org Organizer for economic justice and scholar of law, race, and money, Raúl Carrillo, joins Money on the Left to explore the promise of the public money framework for advancing antiracist, anti-imperialist, and democratic politics across the world. We discuss how the public money or MMT perspective shapes his work as an attorney fighting against predatory …

Patrick Bond (2020-09-02). Wallerstein Expanded the South African Independent Left's Horizons. counterpunch.org (World-systems sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein was born in 1930 and died on August 31 last year. As part of the Hong Kong-based Global University for Sustainability's tribute, several South Africans remembered his role here.) In introducing The Essential Wallerstein in 2000, Immanuel Wallerstein wrote, I credit my African studies with opening my eyes both to the

Ben Carroll (2020-09-02). What's behind the U.S. ban on TikTok? workers.org With more than 100 million monthly users in the U.S., nearly 70% of whom are ages 13-24, TikTok has quickly become a wildly popular, short-video social media app. Owned by Chinese corporation ByteDance Ltd., TikTok is the sixth most popular social media app worldwide, according to usage statistics compiled in . . . |

Farooque Chowdhury (2020-09-02). Forging Unity within the Working Class. dissidentvoice.org In its desperate race to survive its series of crises, capitalism keeps clinging onto its old tool of dividing the working class. But, since commencing its political fight, the working class has uplifted a different call: Workers of the world unite! More than one hundred years ago, the proletariat in Russia trampled over all the …

Shraddha Agarwal (2020-09-02). "We Don't Have a Home to Stay at Home:" the Plight of Nomadic Families During the Pandemic. counterpunch.org "We walk nearly 30 kilometres every day, but during this lockdown people stopped allowing us to stay in their lands…They said we are risking lives by coming to their lands and told us to stay at home. But this is how we have always lived. My father and his father, all of us, wandered with our animals. We have never stayed in just one place. We don't have a home to stay at home."

Melvin Goodman (2020-09-02). The Twilight of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. counterpunch.org It is time for the United States to debate the downsizing, if not the dissolution, of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). U.S. national security would be strengthened by the demise of NATO because Washington would no longer have to guarantee the security of 14 Central and East European nations, including the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. European defense coordination and integration would be more manageable without the participation of authoritarian governments in Poland and Hungary. Key West European nations presumably would favor getting out from under the use of U.S. military powe…

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 …

Dave Lindorff (2020-09-02). If Social Security matters to you, can you trust Trump? zcomm.org Older Voters, especially Republicans, Need to Think Before They Vote…

Glenn Greenwald (2020-09-02). The Social Fabric of the U.S. Is Fraying Severely, if Not Unravelling. zcomm.org Why, in the world's richest country, is every metric of mental health pathology rapidly worsening?>

Juan Cole (2020-09-02). 6 Million Stricken with Covid-19. zcomm.org Trump has turned the US into a Sh*thole Country…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2020-09-02). A Call 4 Artists to Bring Your Art to Action. indybay.org Please bring your art to the event: | Global Stand 4 Assange- Save His Life & Journalism | Sept 7 Noon -2pm Outside: | British Consolute San Francisco | 1 Sansome St. | San Francisco 94104…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2020-09-02). Monday 9/7: 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…

Anonymouse (2020-09-02). Monday 9/7: Stand Up for Julian Assange & All Journalists, Sept. 7, 2020, 12 noon. indybay.org Santa Cruz Clock Tower, top of Pacific Avenue, at Front St., Santa Cruz…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2020-09-02). 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…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-02). Russiagate Or Impeachment, Bec ause Those Were False Things. indybay.org Caitlin Johnstone writes about the end of illusions. | "Peace is not everything, but without it, everything becomes nothing" (Willy Brandt). You can have peace or the US empire. You can't have both.

Staff (2020-09-02). The End of Oil? Pandemic Adds to Fossil Fuel Glut, But COVID-19 Relief Money Flows to Oil Industry. democracynow.org As the coronavirus pandemic contributes to a glut of fossil fuels, groups like Greenpeace are calling on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to ban fossil fuel interests from his campaign and administration, if he wins, even as he recently declared at a campaign stop that he "will not ban fracking." We discuss the politics of fossil fuels with reporter Antonia Juhasz, who says the end of oil could be near, and look at how the industry has profited from the COVID bailout. "The pandemic has taken essentially every weakness that already existed in the oil industry and then made each of them much, much worse,…

Staff (2020-09-02). "We Feel Betrayed": NYC Reaches Deal with Teachers to Reopen Schools & Avert Strike, But Is It Safe? democracynow.org New York unions representing teachers and principals have reached a deal with the city over how to reopen the largest public school system in the United States, averting a planned strike by educators. "We feel betrayed, and we feel as if it's an inadequate plan," says Aixa Rodriguez, a Bronx-based high school teacher. We also speak with education writer Eric Blanc, who says New York has failed to learn the lessons of other school districts that reopened too quickly without adequate safety measures in place against COVID-19. "When educators in New York are saying it's not safe to go back, that's not just born out…

Staff (2020-09-02). Kenosha Journalist Quits over Coverage of Jacob Blake Protests, Citing Ignorance, Lack of Diversity. democracynow.org The mainstream media's role in perpetuating racism has come under increased scrutiny during the nationwide uprisings against injustice, leading to resignations and firings at news outlets across the country and calls for more diverse newsrooms. Daniel Thompson, the former digital editor at Kenosha News, says that's what led him to quit his job after his news outlet ran a misleading headline and article about a peaceful Jacob Blake protest that focused almost exclusively on one speaker's threat of violence. "Now more than ever for the media, it's important to try to give a full, accurate picture." says Thompson. "

Staff (2020-09-02). Headlines for September 2, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Refuses to Join Global Effort to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine, NIH Panel: No Evidence Convalescent Plasma Works Despite FDA Approval, Florida Cuts Ties to Quest Diagnostics over Delay in COVID-19 Tests, Faced with Possible Teacher Strike, NYC Delays Reopening Schools Until Sept. 21, Russia Surpasses 1 Million COVID Cases; India Becomes New Epicenter, Trump Travels to Kenosha But Never Says Name of Jacob Blake, Trump Spreads Conspiracy Theories About Biden, "Dark Shadows" & Thugs on Airplanes, Sheriff Deputies in L.A. Shoot Dead Black Bicyclist Stopped over Alleged Bike Violation, Over 50 Black Former Franchise O…

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

Jonathan Cook (2020-09-02). For Years, Journalists cheered Assange's Abuse: Now They've Paved his Path to a US Gulag. dissidentvoice.org Court hearings in Britain over the US administration's extradition case against Julian Assange begin in earnest next week. The decade-long saga that brought us to this point should appall anyone who cares about our increasingly fragile freedoms. A journalist and publisher has been deprived of his liberty for 10 years. According to UN experts, he …

Editor (2020-09-02). EDITORIAL — Manifestantes de BLM protestan asesinato de Jacob Blake. workers.org La reciente convención republicana, encabezada por el supremacista blanco en jefe, actual presidente de Estados Unidos y enemigo del pueblo, reunió a sus tropas con tácticas racistas de miedo sobre los "disturbios civiles" de manifestantes de Black Lives Matter y activistas de izquierda. La convención demócrata ofreció una alternativa, pero . . . |

A Guest Author (2020-09-02). Kenosha speaks: Keep it in the streets! workers.org By Adelana Akindes This article is an edited version of a talk by Adelana Akindes during the Aug. 30 United National Antiwar Coalition Webinar: "After the DNC & RNC — We Can't Breathe! Keep it in the Streets — Against Racism, Evictions and War." Akindes is a leader with the . . . |

The Canary (2020-09-02). Backlash over local lockdown lifting in Greater Manchester. thecanary.co Local lockdown restrictions have been lifted in parts of northern England despite a backlash from leaders in Greater Manchester, with Mayor Andy Burnham blasting the decision as "completely illogical".It comes after council leaders in Bolton and Trafford felt their pleas for restrictions to remain in place, following a spike in cases, went "completely ignored" by the Government.Social gatherings between two homes can resume for the first time in weeks from Wednesday in the two boroughs as well as Stockport, Burnley, Hyndburn and parts of Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees.(PA Graphics)But a sharp increase in the l…

RT (2020-09-02). US healthcare priciest in the world, with huge gap between cost and quality, research reveals. rt.com Despite being the most expensive in the world, US healthcare lags behind many European and Asian countries in terms of quality of services, a study by a top medical magazine says. | A This puts America in the same basket with countries such as Saudi Arabia, the Central A…

RT (2020-09-02). Starbucks barista fired for making 'poisonous drink with BLEACH' & wishing a 'few dead cops' in TikTok VIDEO. rt.com An employee at an Indianapolis Starbucks has been given the pink slip after filming himself preparing a toxic "Blue Lives Matter" drink containing bleach, as well as what the worker joked was the "blood of innocent black men." | A video posted to TikTok this week shows a barista holding a plastic cup labeled "Blue Lives Matter," as the worker calmly narrates: "First, we're going to start with bleach all the way to the third line," he says, pouring liquid into the cup. The employee then adds ice — "because cops love ice," of course — before mixing in a thick red substance he dubs "a little blood of in…

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…

Staff (2020-09-02). Markey beats back Kennedy while Trump spins conspiracy theories about Black Lives Matter and Antifa. therealnews.com Progressives protect a key Senate seat despite a Pelosi-backed challenge as Trump visits Kenosha despite being asked to stay away one week after a teenage supporter shot dead two protestors…

Kenneth Surin (2020-09-02). The UK's High School Examinations Fiasco. counterpunch.org The highest qualification for high-school students in England, Wales, and the north of Ireland, is the A-level. Scotland has a different system called the Highers. UK students seeking admission to tertiary education within the UK's four sub-nations have to take A-levels or Highers— though the International Baccalaureate and qualifications in other countries equivalent to the

Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon (2020-09-02). Four Years Ago, We Warned That Trump Could Win. Now, We're Warning Again. indybay.org Myths can be dangerous…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-02). Health workers face off against host of obstacles in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org Shatha Odeh of the Palestinian Health Work Committees talks about the state of health workers in Palestine, as well as the situation of health infrastructure and the impact of occupation…

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Hamas chief to visit Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. yenisafak.com "Haniyeh will meet Lebanese officials from the presidency, government, parliament and parties," Maher Salah, the head of Hamas' Diaspora Office, told Anadolu Agency. | He reiterated his movement's support to the Lebanese people in their current crisis in the wake of the Beirut port blast. | Salah added the Hamas leader, who arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday, will also meet Palestinians in Lebanon and in the refugee camps. | "Our people in the camps have a distinguished history in the resistance for the liberation of Palestine," he said, adding that Haniyeh's talks in Lebanon will focus on the rights and interests of…

South Front (2020-09-02). Video: Israeli Missiles Target Iran-Hezbollah backed Forces in Southern Syria. globalresearch.ca Late on August 31, air defense forces of Syria were activated to repel Israeli missile strikes on the countryside of the Syrian capital of Damascus and the southern part of the country. According to reports, Israeli missiles targeted positions of …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-02). Big Pharma's Man at FDA to Approve Coronavirus Vaccine Before Clinical Trials Completed? globalresearch.ca At times, meds are more dangerous than diseases they're supposed to protect against or cure. | Independent experts agree that all vaccines are hazardous to human health because they contain mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), and other toxins able to weaken …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-02). US Seeks Anti-China Alliance, Flashpoint Taiwan Strait. globalresearch.ca Sino/US relations are more fraught with dangers than at any time since Nixon's 1972 meeting with Mao in Beijing — followed by formal normalization of relations by Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping in 1979. | Growing mistrust and friction define bilateral …

Global Research News (2020-09-02). Video: London Mass Protest against Covid "Fear Campaign" globalresearch.ca

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 …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-02). Barring US, all parties reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal. peoplesdispatch.org Delegates from Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany said the deal was a key component in the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture. They also rejected US bids to trigger snapback sanctions…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-02). Wasting the Elderly: Coronavirus and the Calculus of Death. globalresearch.ca The director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has welled-up because of it. In March,

WSWS (2020-09-02). Trump visits Kenosha to defend killer police and vigilantes. wsws.org Trump's efforts to project an image of authoritarian strength during his visit were belied by the extraordinary security measures taken to wall him off from the population.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-02). Facebook Threats and News Opportunities. globalresearch.ca News and information can only go so far. Despite the utopian fluffiness about having multiple platforms, the consumers of news want only one thing: the reassurance that their prejudice is secure and their world view left unchallenged. The reader of …

Brian S. Willson (2020-09-02). North Korea and the "Axis of Evil" globalresearch.ca "Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population [of North Korea]" (General Curtis Lemay)…

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-09-02). Pesticides' Devastating Impacts on Endangered Species. globalresearch.ca The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal At the request of the

WSWS (2020-09-02). COVID-19 pandemic leads to huge spike in global hunger. wsws.org By the end of the year more people will die every day from hunger as a result of disruptions to the global food chain brought about by the pandemic, than from the virus itself.

Leonardo Sakamoto (2020-09-02). In Times of COVID-19, Black People Die Twice in Brazil. globalresearch.ca Leonardo Sakamoto reflects on the police killing of Joà£o Pedro Matos Pinto, a 14-year-old black boy, and one of many Brazilian George Floyds. | *** | Joà£o Pedro Matos Pinto was a 14-year-old black boy. On 18 May, he was playing with …

Carol Brouillet (2020-09-02). The 16th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival. globalresearch.ca 2020 is an unusual year; weddings have been cancelled, schools closed, almost all large public gatherings banned, the global economy dismantled; the middle class and Main Street's small and medium sized businesses are struggling to survive. In California, the film …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-02). Good Riddance: Facebook Threats and News Opportunities. dissidentvoice.org News and information can only go so far. Despite the utopian fluffiness about having multiple platforms, the consumers of news want only one thing: the reassurance that their prejudice is secure and their world view left unchallenged. The reader of Rupert Murdoch's Sun would dare not venture into the sinned waters of The Guardian. Those …

John W. Whitehead (2020-09-02). Since 9/11, the Government's Answer to Every Problem Has Been More Government. globalresearch.ca "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have."—Anonymous | Have you noticed that the government's answer to every problem is more government—at taxpayer expense—and less individual liberty?…

Mitchell Plitnick (2020-09-02). Pompeo Tries to Extort Cash from Struggling Sudan. globalresearch.ca Mike Pompeo's Middle East trip during the

350 (2020-09-02). Facing Downturn in U.S. and Global Markets, Big Oil Targets Africa to Dump Plastics. globalresearch.ca American oil companies are keen to export more plastics to Africa through Kenya. According to the

CGTN (2020-09-02). Reality Check of Nine Allegations on the South China Sea. dissidentvoice.org Recently, the U.S. side announced a policy statement regarding its position on maritime claims in the South China Sea and smeared China on many occasions. It is important that we list U.S. false allegations vis-à -vis the facts to debunk the falsehoods and let people know the truth.

John C. A. Manley (2020-09-02). Canadian Media Disinformation, Touts COVID "Compliance" Instead of "Science". Face Masks, Social Distancing, Why are People Protesting. globalresearch.ca The

WSWS (2020-09-02). US-China conflict over TikTok intensifies as Trump's forced divestiture deadline approaches. wsws.org The drive to force the Chinese-owned video sharing app to be sold to a US company was countered by Beijing's imposition of export restrictions on software components of the platform.

WSWS (2020-09-02). Greek-Turkish standoff escalates war danger in eastern Mediterranean. wsws.org Top officials of NATO member states are openly discussing going to war with one another, in conflicts that could set the Mediterranean and the world ablaze.

Mark Green (2020-09-02). The F-Word: No Other Way to Describe Trump's Fascism 2.0. zcomm.org If Trump's lengthy rap sheet of lies, threats, obstruction, and incitement doesn't add up to fascism, then what would?>

Richard Falk (2020-09-02). Global Governance After the COVID Pandemic. zcomm.org Just as the COVID pandemic came to the world as a shocking surprise,…

Peter Olney (2020-09-02). Athletes Shut It Down for Racial Justice. zcomm.org There is talk about national strikes and those should not be ruled out, but a more plausible course of action in every major American urban center would be to join with NBA stars and provide a cordon sanitaire of safety for voting at arenas…

James K. Galbraith (2020-09-02). Rebuilding the Economy Will Require Joe Biden to Think Very Differently Than 2009. zcomm.org It is a delusion to think that merely injecting money will bring back the happy mix of jobs and incomes we've lost in the Covid-19 pandemic…

Aqsa Ahmad (2020-09-02). With Their Wildcat Strike, NBA Players Have Pointed the Way Forward. zcomm.org Despite its outcome, the NBA wildcat strike provided a crucial lesson for all of us: we have to disrupt owners' profits and engage in collective action if we have any hope of making change…

Telematic Media Arts (2020-09-02). Wednesday 9/9: Order of Magnitude. indybay.org Online…

Moms 4 Housing (2020-09-02). Monday 8/31: Moms For Housing to Replace Board of Supervisors with a Board of SuperMOMS. indybay.org 1225 Oak Street, Oakland…

Animal Liberation Conference (2020-09-02). Saturday 9/12: When Black Power Meets Animal Rights. indybay.org Zoom Online…

Ruprecht Grossmann (2020-09-02). On the prohibition of the war of aggression. indybay.org Happy Anti-war Day Sept 1, 2020! | Peace is not everything but without peace, everything is nothing (Willy Brandt) | The German Basic Law mentioned in this article is equivalent to our constitution.

500 March on Police Station (2020-09-02). Reaction to Racial Profiling in Tiburon… indybay.org 500 people marched on the Tiburon police station.

By Lynda Carson (2020-09-02). CDC is ordering a ban on some residential evictions till December, 31, 2020. indybay.org CDC Eviction Ban Order That Goes Into Effect on 9/4/2020:…

Marc Norton (2020-09-02). 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)…

Lynda Carson (2020-09-02). Trump regime is in lockstep with the KKK and fascist armed militias. indybay.org Black Lives Matter Protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin:…

Akio Tanaka (2020-09-02). 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?>

APTP (2020-09-02). Anti Police-Terror Project Launches MH First Oakland. indybay.org A new model for non-police response to mental health crises now available in Oakland…

_____ (2020-09-02). Trump Must Back Iraq Withdrawal Promise With Action. strategic-culture.org Ron PAUL | Earlier this month, while meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister, President Trump reaffirmed his intent to remove all US troops from Iraq. "We were there and now we're getting out. We'll be leaving shortly," the president told reporters at the time. | Although President Obama should never have sent US troops back into Iraq in 2016, it is definitely well past time to remove them as quickly as possible. | Over the weekend, the Administration announced it would be drawing down troops currently in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,500. That's a good start. | One big roadblock to finally leaving Iraq alone is President T…

_____ (2020-09-02). Carney's Green Bonds vs Hamiltonian Greenbacks. strategic-culture.org In

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). Foreign Ministry to safeguard Iran's national interests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Foreign Ministry makes every effort to protect Iran's national interests.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). Muharram mourning ceremony at Tehran's Imam Hossein sq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Hundreds of women convened at Imam Hossein square, downtown Tehran, on Tuesday noon to hold Muharram morning rituals. The ceremony was held with all health protocols in place.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). VIDEO:Courage of captured Yemeni fighter against Saudi forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — A Yemeni fighter who has been captured by Saudi mercenaries continues to resist against them which is unparalleled and unique of its kind.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). 473 tons of illicit drugs busted in Iran in 6 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Some 473 tons of different kinds of illicit drugs have been seized by Iran's ant-narcotics police forces, in the first 6 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2020).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). Brazil attaches importance to boosting ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Considering the relations with Iran as an important issue for Brazil, the Brazilian envoy told Hossein Amir-Abdollahian that his country welcomes expanding relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-02). Steroid found to improve survival of critically ill COVID-19 patients. imperial.ac.uk Treating critically ill patients with COVID-19 with the steroid hydrocortisone improves their chances of recovery, according to a new study.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-02). COVID-19 less deadly and causes milder symptoms in children. imperial.ac.uk Children and teenagers are less likely than adults to develop severe COVID-19 or die from the disease.

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Turkish firm wins global healthcare device award. yenisafak.com A Turkish-based international medical device and pharmaceutical company has been selected as the leading medical device manufacturer in the field of vascular surgery for 2020. According to a statement by RD Global INVAMED, Global Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (GHP), a global information sharing platform, gave a health award to the company for the first time in 2020."Although this award is given to our company, it is a result of our country's strong health system," said Rasit Dinc, the company chairman."I present this important award to all Turkish healthcare professionals, together with all my companions," he conclu…

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Trump overtakes Biden as favorite to win in November. yenisafak.com U.S. President Donald Trump has overtaken Democratic rival Joe Biden to stand as the favorite to win the 2020 U.S. Presidential election on Europe-based betting exchange Betfair, the exchange said on Wednesday.Trump's odds, reflecting wagers matched on the peer-to-peer betting network, stood at evens, Betfair Exchange said, versus 21-20 for Biden.Betfair Exchange said four bets of over 10,000 pounds ($13,362) were placed on the platform overnight, of which three were on Trump, while the biggest stake of the campaign so far, a 50,000-pound bet, was placed on the Republican nominee over the weekend.These bets in pa…

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Israeli army demolishes 2 Palestinian homes. yenisafak.com The Israeli army on Wednesday demolished two homes and two agricultural facilities south of the occupied West Bank, citing a lack of building permits.Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that an Israeli military force razed two homes in the village of al-Janab in the Hebron province.The Israeli army also brought down a room used as a store for agricultural tools and animal feed, and a pool for collecting rain in the Wadi al-Awar area in southern Hebron.Israel blocks Palestinians from building in Area C, which it seeks to annex.Under the 1995 Oslo Accords, the West Bank was divided into 3 Areas: A, B and C.Area A repr…

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Israel arrests Jordanian who swam into coastal city. yenisafak.com Israeli police on Wednesday detained a Jordanian citizen who arrived in the coastal resort city of Eilat by swimming, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said.Israeli police evacuated the beach of people, it said.Israeli police said it deployed forces in Eilat over a "suspicion of a security incident."There was no comment from Jordanian authorities on the incident.

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Saudi Arabia allows UAE-Israel flights to use its airspace. yenisafak.com Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday its approval of the UAE's request to allow Emirati flights to and from Israel to cross its airspace.According to a statement by the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority, Riyadh has approved the request received from its counterpart in the UAE which includes that the Kingdom gives a passage to the flights coming to the Abu Dhabi and departing from there to all countries.On Monday, the first Israeli commercial flight landed in the UAE as a first manifestation of the agreement to normalize ties between the two countries.The Monday's Israeli plane crossed Saudi airspace, thereby the flying…

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Greece reports 1st COVID-19 case in Moria refugee camp. yenisafak.com The first coronavirus case was reported in the Moria refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, Greece, local media reported on Wednesday.A 40-year-old Somali national, who was granted asylum, tested positive for coronavirus, daily Ekathimerini English said.The man was in Athens but returned to the Lesvos island after not being able to settle the capital.A team from the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) will investigate the situation to trace back people whom the infected refugee came into contact, according the to report.The Moria camp, which currently hosts more than 20,000 though original…

yenisafak (2020-09-02). N.Korean troops, vehicles seen preparing for huge parade, US think-tank says. yenisafak.com Masses of North Korean troops and vehicles have been practicing for a major military parade despite the country's ongoing coronavirus restrictions, satellite imagery released by a U.S. think-tank shows.Commercial satellite imagery analysed by 38 North, a think-tank that specialises in North Korea, showed formations of troops and vehicles at the Mirim Parade Training Ground, in the suburbs of the capital city of Pyongyang on Monday."North Korea has been widely expected to hold a major military parade on October 10 this year to mark the 75th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea," the 38 North report said. "Th…

Robert Delaney (2020-09-02). US Seeks Formal Alliance Similar to NATO with India, Japan and Australia. globalresearch.ca Washington's goal is to get countries in the Indo-Pacific region to work together as a bulwark against 'a potential challenge from China', says the US official- He says the four nations are expected to meet in Delhi sometime this autumn…

Simon Watkins (2020-09-02). What the UAE-Israel Deal Really Means for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca The announcement on 13 August that Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will normalise relations, around the same as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he was suspending plans to annex more areas of the West Bank …

Sarah Anderson (2020-09-02). All the Latest on Trump's War on Our Public Postal Service. globalresearch.ca The House passed legislation to defend…

Ian Urbina (2020-09-02). The Disturbing Story Behind the Beirut Port Explosion. thenation.com The Disturbing Story Behind the Beirut Port Explosion…

Andrew McCormick (2020-09-02). The Sitting President Has No Climate Plan. Why Isn't That Headline News? thenation.com The Sitting President Has No Climate Plan. Why Isn't That Headline News?

Brooks Sterritt (2020-09-02). Is This the First Great Quarantine Novel? thenation.com Is This the First Great Quarantine Novel?

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…

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…

_____ (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.

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). 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 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). 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,…

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,…

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

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.

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 …

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…

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 …

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.

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 . . . |

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.

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.

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…

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

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 …

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 …

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 . . . |

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 …

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

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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…

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). 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…

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). 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 …

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 . . . |

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.

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…

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…

Staff (2020-09-01). Trump visits Kenosha, scene of vigilante murder. 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…

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…

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…

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). 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). 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). '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). 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). '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). 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). 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). 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). 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). '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). 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…

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). 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). 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). 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). 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

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). 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

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

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…

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.

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.

_____ (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…

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

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.

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.

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.

2020-09-02: Social Media Postees

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The U.S. is determined to make Julian Assange pay for exposing the cruelty of its war on Iraq
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-09-02
On September 7, 2020, Julian Assange will leave his cell in Belmarsh Prison in London and attend a hearing that will determine his fate.
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The U.S. is Determined to Make Julian Assange Pay for Exposing the Cruelty of Its War on Iraq
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-02
On September 7, 2020, Julian Assange will leave his cell in Belmarsh Prison in London and attend a hearing that will determine his fate. After a long period of isolation, he was finally able to meet his partner–Stella Moris–and see their two sons–Gabriel (age three) and Max (age one)–on August 25. After the visit, Moris said that he…
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Struggle against environmental poisoning and police violence in Martinique
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-09-02
For centuries, imperialists have conspired and competed to exploit the islands of the Caribbean, both for what their soils could produce and for their strategic positions. Early in the 17th century, colonizers began to decimate the islands' original Indigenous peoples. Then colonizers kidnapped millions of people, mostly from Africa, and . . . | Continue reading Struggle against environmental poisoning and police violence in Martinique at Workers.org
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NATO Begins Provocative Military Exercises on Russian Border
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
Once again, NATO is operating dangerous and bold military maneuvers in regions close to the European Russian border. This time, the country hosting the tests is Estonia, a Baltic State that in recent decades has been characterized by a strong …
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Venezuela's pardon of opposition leaders is a major step in promoting national reconciliation
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-02
As many as 110 right-wing opposition leaders who have either been convicted or are being tried were pardoned by President Nicolás Maduro. This will enable them to take part in the electoral process for the National Assembly…
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Venezuela's pardon of opposition leaders is a major step in promoting national reconciliation
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-02
As many as 110 right-wing opposition leaders who have either been convicted or are being tried were pardoned by President Nicolás Maduro. This will enable them to take part in the electoral process for the National Assembly…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/02/venezuela…

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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Health workers face off against host of obstacles in Palestine
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-02
Shatha Odeh of the Palestinian Health Work Committees talks about the state of health workers in Palestine, as well as the situation of health infrastructure and the impact of occupation…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/02/health-wo…

Big Pharma's Man at FDA to Approve Coronavirus Vaccine Before Clinical Trials Completed?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
At times, meds are more dangerous than diseases they're supposed to protect against or cure. | Independent experts agree that all vaccines are hazardous to human health because they contain mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), and other toxins able to weaken …
globalresearch.ca/big-pharma-man-fda-app…

US Seeks Anti-China Alliance, Flashpoint Taiwan Strait
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
Sino/US relations are more fraught with dangers than at any time since Nixon's 1972 meeting with Mao in Beijing — followed by formal normalization of relations by Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping in 1979. | Growing mistrust and friction define bilateral …
globalresearch.ca/us-seeks-anti-china-al…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/what-is-covid-19-sars-…

If Social Security matters to you, can you trust Trump?
Dave Lindorff | zcomm.org | 2020-09-02
Older Voters, especially Republicans, Need to Think Before They Vote…
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The Social Fabric of the U.S. Is Fraying Severely, if Not Unravelling
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2020-09-02
Why, in the world's richest country, is every metric of mental health pathology rapidly worsening?>…
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6 Million Stricken with Covid-19
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-09-02
Trump has turned the US into a Sh*thole Country…
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If Trump Tries to Hijack the Election, We Must Be Ready to Resist
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2020-09-02
There are several scenarios of what could transpire between November 3 and January 20. All of them are frightening…
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Global Stand 4 Assange- Save His Life & Journalism
BayAction2FreeAssange | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
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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Monday 9/7: Global Stand 4 Assange- Save His Life & Journalism
BayAction2FreeAssange | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
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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Monday 9/7: Stand Up for Julian Assange & All Journalists, Sept. 7, 2020, 12 noon
Anonymouse | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
Santa Cruz Clock Tower, top of Pacific Avenue, at Front St., Santa Cruz…
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A Call 4 Artists to Bring Your Art to Action
BayAction2FreeAssange | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
Please bring your art to the event: | Global Stand 4 Assange- Save His Life & Journalism | Sept 7 Noon -2pm Outside: | British Consolute San Francisco | 1 Sansome St. | San Francisco 94104…
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Russiagate Or Impeachment, Bec ause Those Were False Things
Caitlin Johnstone | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
Caitlin Johnstone writes about the end of illusions. | "Peace is not everything, but without it, everything becomes nothing" (Willy Brandt). You can have peace or the US empire. You can't have both.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/02/1883639…

Four Years Ago, We Warned That Trump Could Win. Now, We're Warning Again
Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
Myths can be dangerous…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/01/1883636…

The End of Oil? Pandemic Adds to Fossil Fuel Glut, But COVID-19 Relief Money Flows to Oil Industry
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-02
As the coronavirus pandemic contributes to a glut of fossil fuels, groups like Greenpeace are calling on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to ban fossil fuel interests from his campaign and administration, if he wins, even as he recently declared at a campaign stop that he "will not ban fracking." We discuss the politics of fossil fuels with reporter Antonia Juhasz, who says the end of oil could be near, and look at how the industry has profited from the COVID bailout. "The pandemic has taken essentially every weakness that already existed in the oil industry and then made each of them much, much worse,…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/2/the_end_of…

Kenosha Journalist Quits over Coverage of Jacob Blake Protests, Citing Ignorance, Lack of Diversity
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-02
The mainstream media's role in perpetuating racism has come under increased scrutiny during the nationwide uprisings against injustice, leading to resignations and firings at news outlets across the country and calls for more diverse newsrooms. Daniel Thompson, the former digital editor at Kenosha News, says that's what led him to quit his job after his news outlet ran a misleading headline and article about a peaceful Jacob Blake protest that focused almost exclusively on one speaker's threat of violence. "Now more than ever for the media, it's important to try to give a full, accurate picture." says Thompson. "
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/2/daniel_tho…

"We Feel Betrayed": NYC Reaches Deal with Teachers to Reopen Schools & Avert Strike, But Is It Safe?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-02
New York unions representing teachers and principals have reached a deal with the city over how to reopen the largest public school system in the United States, averting a planned strike by educators. "We feel betrayed, and we feel as if it's an inadequate plan," says Aixa Rodriguez, a Bronx-based high school teacher. We also speak with education writer Eric Blanc, who says New York has failed to learn the lessons of other school districts that reopened too quickly without adequate safety measures in place against COVID-19. "When educators in New York are saying it's not safe to go back, that's not just born out…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/2/nyc_teache…

Kenosha Journalist Quits over Coverage of Jacob Blake Protests, Citing Ignorance, Lack of Diversity
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-02
The mainstream media's role in perpetuating racism has come under increased scrutiny during the nationwide uprisings against injustice, leading to resignations and firings at news outlets across the country and calls for more diverse newsrooms. Daniel Thompson, the former digital editor at Kenosha News, says that's what led him to quit his job after his news outlet ran a misleading headline and article about a peaceful Jacob Blake protest that focused almost exclusively on one speaker's threat of violence. "Now more than ever for the media, it's important to try to give a full, accurate picture." says Thompson. "
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/2/daniel_tho…

Carney's Green Bonds vs Hamiltonian Greenbacks
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-02
In my last article, I discussed the new Post-COVID task force which is being spearheaded by Canada's New Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and her fellow Oxford technocrat Mark Carney in preparation for the upcoming COP26 Summit in the UK where it is hoped a Green New Deal may be unveiled as part of a Great Global Reset. In that location, it was made clear that Green Bonds play an important role in the financing of green energy gri…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/02/ca…

Hamas chief to visit Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-02
"Haniyeh will meet Lebanese officials from the presidency, government, parliament and parties," Maher Salah, the head of Hamas' Diaspora Office, told Anadolu Agency. | He reiterated his movement's support to the Lebanese people in their current crisis in the wake of the Beirut port blast. | Salah added the Hamas leader, who arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday, will also meet Palestinians in Lebanon and in the refugee camps. | "Our people in the camps have a distinguished history in the resistance for the liberation of Palestine," he said, adding that Haniyeh's talks in Lebanon will focus on the rights and interests of…
yenisafak.com/en/news/hamas-chief-to-vis…

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…

For Years, Journalists cheered Assange's Abuse: Now They've Paved his Path to a US Gulag
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-02
Court hearings in Britain over the US administration's extradition case against Julian Assange begin in earnest next week. The decade-long saga that brought us to this point should appall anyone who cares about our increasingly fragile freedoms. A journalist and publisher has been deprived of his liberty for 10 years. According to UN experts, he …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/for-years-jou…

Video: Israeli Missiles Target Iran-Hezbollah backed Forces in Southern Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
Late on August 31, air defense forces of Syria were activated to repel Israeli missile strikes on the countryside of the Syrian capital of Damascus and the southern part of the country. According to reports, Israeli missiles targeted positions of …
globalresearch.ca/video-israel-tests-hez…

US Seeks Anti-China Alliance, Flashpoint Taiwan Strait
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
Sino/US relations are more fraught with dangers than at any time since Nixon's 1972 meeting with Mao in Beijing — followed by formal normalization of relations by Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping in 1979. | Growing mistrust and friction define bilateral …
globalresearch.ca/us-seeks-anti-china-al…

Big Pharma's Man at FDA to Approve Coronavirus Vaccine Before Clinical Trials Completed?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
At times, meds are more dangerous than diseases they're supposed to protect against or cure. | Independent experts agree that all vaccines are hazardous to human health because they contain mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), and other toxins able to weaken …
globalresearch.ca/big-pharma-man-fda-app…

Since 9/11, the Government's Answer to Every Problem Has Been More Government
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have."–Anonymous | Have you noticed that the government's answer to every problem is more government–at taxpayer expense–and less individual liberty?…
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"We Don't Have a Home to Stay at Home:" the Plight of Nomadic Families During the Pandemic
Shraddha Agarwal | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-02
"It's 350 rupees. Don't reduce the price, we are already not earning anything due to corona," said Prakash Kokre, while a buyer tried to bargain. He picked up a white male lamb and put it on a weighing scale placed on the ground. "Teen kilo [three kilos]," he announced to the two customers who insisted…
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North Korea and the "Axis of Evil"
Brian S. Willson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
"Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population [of North Korea]" (General Curtis Lemay)…
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US-China conflict over TikTok intensifies as Trump's forced divestiture deadline approaches
wsws.org | 2020-09-02
The drive to force the Chinese-owned video sharing app to be sold to a US company was countered by Beijing's imposition of export restrictions on software components of the platform.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/02/tikt…

Barring US, all parties reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-02
Delegates from Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany said the deal was a key component in the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture. They also rejected US bids to trigger snapback sanctions…
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Lessons of the NBA strike
Editor | workers.org | 2020-09-02
The players of the National Basketball Association — the vast majority of them African Americans — carried out a historic three-day wildcat strike on Aug. 26. It was to protest the heinous, horrific shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black father, at the hands of a white police officer in . . . | Continue reading Lessons of the NBA strike at Workers.org
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Forging Unity within the Working Class
Farooque Chowdhury | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-02
In its desperate race to survive its series of crises, capitalism keeps clinging onto its old tool of dividing the working class. But, since commencing its political fight, the working class has uplifted a different call: Workers of the world unite! More than one hundred years ago, the proletariat in Russia trampled over all the …
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Anti-racists outnumber white supremacists at Pendleton, Oregon protest
Liberation Staff-Tri-Cities, Wa. | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-02
Before the anti-racist event had even started, rightwing protesters carrying U.S., Confederate, Trump 2020 and Thin Blue Line flags lined the street opposite the site of the anti-racist protest at Roy Raley Park.
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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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COVID-19 pandemic leads to huge spike in global hunger
wsws.org | 2020-09-02
By the end of the year more people will die every day from hunger as a result of disruptions to the global food chain brought about by the pandemic, than from the virus itself.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/02/hung…

Video: London Mass Protest against Covid "Fear Campaign"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
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Greek-Turkish standoff escalates war danger in eastern Mediterranean
wsws.org | 2020-09-02
Top officials of NATO member states are openly discussing going to war with one another, in conflicts that could set the Mediterranean and the world ablaze.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/02/medi…

I Had a Knife and a Record, Too
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-02
A friend and I were sitting at a picnic table behind a pizza joint in Berkeley, CA. The year was 1980 and it was evening. We were each eating a slice of pepperoni, talking and joking. After we finished, my buddy lit up the rest of a joint (pot was illegal in California then). While…
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The 16th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival
Carol Brouillet | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
2020 is an unusual year; weddings have been cancelled, schools closed, almost all large public gatherings banned, the global economy dismantled; the middle class and Main Street's small and medium sized businesses are struggling to survive. In California, the film …
globalresearch.ca/16th-annual-911-truth-…

"We Don't Have a Home to Stay at Home:" the Plight of Nomadic Families During the Pandemic
Shraddha Agarwal | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-02
"We walk nearly 30 kilometres every day, but during this lockdown people stopped allowing us to stay in their lands…They said we are risking lives by coming to their lands and told us to stay at home. But this is how we have always lived. My father and his father, all of us, wandered with our animals. We have never stayed in just one place. We don't have a home to stay at home."
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Kenosha speaks: Keep it in the streets!
| workers.org | 2020-09-02
By Adelana Akindes This article is an edited version of a talk by Adelana Akindes during the Aug. 30 United National Antiwar Coalition Webinar: "After the DNC & RNC — We Can't Breathe! Keep it in the Streets — Against Racism, Evictions and War." Akindes is a leader with the . . . | Continue reading Kenosha speaks: Keep it in the streets! at Workers.org
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Pesticides' Devastating Impacts on Endangered Species

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent to sue today over the Environmental Protection Agency's " Revised Methods" for assessing pesticide risks to endangered species. | At the request of the pesticide industry, the EPA made…
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What's behind the U.S. ban on TikTok?
Ben Carroll | workers.org | 2020-09-02
With more than 100 million monthly users in the U.S., nearly 70% of whom are ages 13-24, TikTok has quickly become a wildly popular, short-video social media app. Owned by Chinese corporation ByteDance Ltd., TikTok is the sixth most popular social media app worldwide, according to usage statistics compiled in . . . | Continue reading What's behind the U.S. ban on TikTok? at Workers.org
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Canadian Media Disinformation, Touts COVID "Compliance" Instead of "Science". Face Masks, Social Distancing, Why are People Protesting
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
The CBC (the Canadian Brainwashing Corporation) published an article about Saturday's lockdown protest in Ottawa. It heralds with this ironic deck: "Online misinformation about pandemic safety measures thriving." Ironic, because CBC's website has been one of the most abhorrent purveyor …
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Pompeo Tries to Extort Cash from Struggling Sudan
Mitchell Plitnick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
Mike Pompeo's Middle East trip during the Republican National Convention has turned into a tour de force of scandal and failure. In that sense, it mirrors well both his tenure as secretary of state, and his boss's time as president….
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Wasting the Elderly: Coronavirus and the Calculus of Death
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
The director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has welled-up because of it. In March, he feared that the world's elderly citizens risked being marginalised in any pandemic policy. "If anything is going to hurt the world, …
globalresearch.ca/wasting-elderly-corona…

What Can We Learn from Cuba? Medicare-for-All Is a Beginning, Not the End Point
Don Fitz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
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 …
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In Times of COVID-19, Black People Die Twice in Brazil
Leonardo Sakamoto | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
Leonardo Sakamoto reflects on the police killing of Joà£o Pedro Matos Pinto, a 14-year-old black boy, and one of many Brazilian George Floyds. | *** | Joà£o Pedro Matos Pinto was a 14-year-old black boy. On 18 May, he was playing with …
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Resisting Predatory Finance with Raúl Carrillo
Maxximilian Seijo | mronline.org | 2020-09-02
Organizer for economic justice and scholar of law, race, and money, Raúl Carrillo, joins Money on the Left to explore the promise of the public money framework for advancing antiracist, anti-imperialist, and democratic politics across the world. We discuss how the public money or MMT perspective shapes his work as an attorney fighting against predatory …
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Pesticides' Devastating Impacts on Endangered Species

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent to sue today over the Environmental Protection Agency's " Revised Methods" for assessing pesticide risks to endangered species. | At the request of the pesticide industry, the EPA made…
globalresearch.ca/lawsuit-challenging-ep…

Reality Check of Nine Allegations on the South China Sea
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-02
Recently, the U.S. side announced a policy statement regarding its position on maritime claims in the South China Sea and smeared China on many occasions. It is important that we list U.S. false allegations vis-à -vis the facts to debunk the falsehoods and let people know the truth.
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/reality-check…

Facebook Threats and News Opportunities
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
News and information can only go so far. Despite the utopian fluffiness about having multiple platforms, the consumers of news want only one thing: the reassurance that their prejudice is secure and their world view left unchallenged. The reader of …
globalresearch.ca/facebook-threats-news-…

Good Riddance: Facebook Threats and News Opportunities
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-02
News and information can only go so far. Despite the utopian fluffiness about having multiple platforms, the consumers of news want only one thing: the reassurance that their prejudice is secure and their world view left unchallenged. The reader of Rupert Murdoch's Sun would dare not venture into the sinned waters of The Guardian. Those …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/good-riddance…

Facing Downturn in U.S. and Global Markets, Big Oil Targets Africa to Dump Plastics
350 | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
American oil companies are keen to export more plastics to Africa through Kenya. According to the New York Times, a lobby group representing Big Oil and chemical companies, including Shell, Exxon and Total, has been pushing the US government …
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Facing Downturn in U.S. and Global Markets, Big Oil Targets Africa to Dump Plastics
350 | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
American oil companies are keen to export more plastics to Africa through Kenya. According to the New York Times, a lobby group representing Big Oil and chemical companies, including Shell, Exxon and Total, has been pushing the US government …
globalresearch.ca/facing-downturn-us-glo…

Greek-Turkish standoff escalates war danger in eastern Mediterranean
wsws.org | 2020-09-02
Top officials of NATO member states are openly discussing going to war with one another, in conflicts that could set the Mediterranean and the world ablaze.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/02/medi…

Wallerstein Expanded the South African Independent Left's Horizons
Patrick Bond | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-02
(World-systems sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein was born in 1930 and died on August 31 last year. As part of the Hong Kong-based Global University for Sustainability's tribute, several South Africans remembered his role here.) In introducing The Essential Wallerstein in 2000, Immanuel Wallerstein wrote, I credit my African studies with opening my eyes both to the…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/02/wallerstein-…

Canadian Media Disinformation, Touts COVID "Compliance" Instead of "Science". Face Masks, Social Distancing, Why are People Protesting
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
The CBC (the Canadian Brainwashing Corporation) published an article about Saturday's lockdown protest in Ottawa. It heralds with this ironic deck: "Online misinformation about pandemic safety measures thriving." Ironic, because CBC's website has been one of the most abhorrent purveyor …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-brainwashing-…

Trump visits Kenosha to defend killer police and vigilantes
wsws.org | 2020-09-02
Trump's efforts to project an image of authoritarian strength during his visit were belied by the extraordinary security measures taken to wall him off from the population.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/02/trum…

Trump visits Kenosha to defend killer police and vigilantes
wsws.org | 2020-09-02
Trump's efforts to project an image of authoritarian strength during his visit were belied by the extraordinary security measures taken to wall him off from the population.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/02/trum…

The 16th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival
Carol Brouillet | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
2020 is an unusual year; weddings have been cancelled, schools closed, almost all large public gatherings banned, the global economy dismantled; the middle class and Main Street's small and medium sized businesses are struggling to survive. In California, the film …
globalresearch.ca/16th-annual-911-truth-…

Dossier no. 32: One hundred years of the communist movement in India
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2020-09-02
Through their self-effacing work, the communists have galvanised hundreds of millions of people into action in order to bring about far-reaching changes in society.
mronline.org/2020/09/01/dossier-no-32-on…

The Twilight of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-02
It is time for the United States to debate the downsizing, if not the dissolution, of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). U.S. national security would be strengthened by the demise of NATO because Washington would no longer have to guarantee the security of 14 Central and East European nations, including the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. European defense coordination and integration would be more manageable without the participation of authoritarian governments in Poland and Hungary. Key West European nations presumably would favor getting out from under the use of U.S. military powe…
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The Twilight of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-02
It is time for the United States to debate the downsizing, if not the dissolution, of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). U.S. national security would be strengthened by the demise of NATO because Washington would no longer have to guarantee the security of 14 Central and East European nations, including the Baltic states of…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/02/the-twilight…

EDITORIAL — Manifestantes de BLM protestan asesinato de Jacob Blake
Editor | workers.org | 2020-09-02
La reciente convención republicana, encabezada por el supremacista blanco en jefe, actual presidente de Estados Unidos y enemigo del pueblo, reunió a sus tropas con tácticas racistas de miedo sobre los "disturbios civiles" de manifestantes de Black Lives Matter y activistas de izquierda. La convención demócrata ofreció una alternativa, pero . . . | Continue reading EDITORIAL — Manifestantes de BLM protestan asesinato de Jacob Blake at Workers.org
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All the Latest on Trump's War on Our Public Postal Service
Sarah Anderson | zcomm.org | 2020-09-02
The House passed legislation to defend…
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Rebuilding the Economy Will Require Joe Biden to Think Very Differently Than 2009
James K. Galbraith | zcomm.org | 2020-09-02
It is a delusion to think that merely injecting money will bring back the happy mix of jobs and incomes we've lost in the Covid-19 pandemic…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/rebuilding-the-eco…

The F-Word: No Other Way to Describe Trump's Fascism 2.0
Mark Green | zcomm.org | 2020-09-02
If Trump's lengthy rap sheet of lies, threats, obstruction, and incitement doesn't add up to fascism, then what would?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-f-word-no-othe…

Global Governance After the COVID Pandemic
Richard Falk | zcomm.org | 2020-09-02
Just as the COVID pandemic came to the world as a shocking surprise,…
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With Their Wildcat Strike, NBA Players Have Pointed the Way Forward
Aqsa Ahmad | zcomm.org | 2020-09-02
Despite its outcome, the NBA wildcat strike provided a crucial lesson for all of us: we have to disrupt owners' profits and engage in collective action if we have any hope of making change…
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Athletes Shut It Down for Racial Justice
Peter Olney | zcomm.org | 2020-09-02
There is talk about national strikes and those should not be ruled out, but a more plausible course of action in every major American urban center would be to join with NBA stars and provide a cordon sanitaire of safety for voting at arenas…
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America's Dual Recession
Laura Tyson and Lenny Mendoncaa | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
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.
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Wednesday 9/9: Order of Magnitude
Telematic Media Arts | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
Online…
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Monday 9/7: Labor Day Fightback: Marriott, Lyft, SF Giants
Marc Norton | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
MARCH: | Assemble at Yerba Buena Park (3: 45pm) | CAR CARAVAN: | Meet at ILWU parking lot, 2nd & King Streets (4: 30pm)…
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The greatest threat to Pacifica is not the New Bylaws, but the old ones! Read why
Akio Tanaka | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
Why is it important to sign the petition for the new Pacifica Bylaws?>…
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Saturday 9/12: When Black Power Meets Animal Rights
Animal Liberation Conference | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
Zoom Online…
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CDC is ordering a ban on some residential evictions till December, 31, 2020
By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
CDC Eviction Ban Order That Goes Into Effect on 9/4/2020:…
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Reaction to Racial Profiling in Tiburon
500 March on Police Station | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
500 people marched on the Tiburon police station.
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On the prohibition of the war of aggression
Ruprecht Grossmann | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
Happy Anti-war Day Sept 1, 2020! | Peace is not everything but without peace, everything is nothing (Willy Brandt) | The German Basic Law mentioned in this article is equivalent to our constitution.
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Monday 8/31: Moms For Housing to Replace Board of Supervisors with a Board of SuperMOMS
Moms 4 Housing | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
1225 Oak Street, Oakland…
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Anti Police-Terror Project Launches MH First Oakland
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
A new model for non-police response to mental health crises now available in Oakland…
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Trump regime is in lockstep with the KKK and fascist armed militias
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-02
Black Lives Matter Protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin:…
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Trump Must Back Iraq Withdrawal Promise With Action
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-02
Ron PAUL | Earlier this month, while meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister, President Trump reaffirmed his intent to remove all US troops from Iraq. "We were there and now we're getting out. We'll be leaving shortly," the president told reporters at the time. | Although President Obama should never have sent US troops back into Iraq in 2016, it is definitely well past time to remove them as quickly as possible. | Over the weekend, the Administration announced it would be drawing down troops currently in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,500. That's a good start. | One big roadblock to finally leaving Iraq alone is President T…
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Foreign Ministry to safeguard Iran's national interests
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-02
TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Foreign Ministry makes every effort to protect Iran's national interests.
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Brazil attaches importance to boosting ties with Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-02
TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Considering the relations with Iran as an important issue for Brazil, the Brazilian envoy told Hossein Amir-Abdollahian that his country welcomes expanding relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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473 tons of illicit drugs busted in Iran in 6 months
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-02
TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Some 473 tons of different kinds of illicit drugs have been seized by Iran's ant-narcotics police forces, in the first 6 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2020).
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VIDEO:Courage of captured Yemeni fighter against Saudi forces
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-02
TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — A Yemeni fighter who has been captured by Saudi mercenaries continues to resist against them which is unparalleled and unique of its kind.
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Muharram mourning ceremony at Tehran's Imam Hossein sq
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-02
TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Hundreds of women convened at Imam Hossein square, downtown Tehran, on Tuesday noon to hold Muharram morning rituals. The ceremony was held with all health protocols in place.
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Steroid found to improve survival of critically ill COVID-19 patients
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-02
Treating critically ill patients with COVID-19 with the steroid hydrocortisone improves their chances of recovery, according to a new study.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203273/steroid-found-improve-survival-critically-covid-19

COVID-19 less deadly and causes milder symptoms in children
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-02
Children and teenagers are less likely than adults to develop severe COVID-19 or die from the disease.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203113/covid-19-less-deadly-causes-milder-symptoms

Backlash over local lockdown lifting in Greater Manchester
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-02
Local lockdown restrictions have been lifted in parts of northern England despite a backlash from leaders in Greater Manchester, with Mayor Andy Burnham blasting the decision as "completely illogical".It comes after council leaders in Bolton and Trafford felt their pleas for restrictions to remain in place, following a spike in cases, went "completely ignored" by the Government.Social gatherings between two homes can resume for the first time in weeks from Wednesday in the two boroughs as well as Stockport, Burnley, Hyndburn and parts of Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees.(PA Graphics)But a sharp increase in the l…
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The NRA's Thrill Killers
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-02
Recently, New York Attorney General Letitia James sued four current or former NRA executives for "illegal financial conduct," according to NBC. Among the charges were that Wayne LaPierre, CEO and executive vice president of the NRA, received "hundreds of thousands of dollars" of complimentary safaris in Africa. People often forget the NRA's fundamental role of promoting "sportsmen."
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Turkish firm wins global healthcare device award
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-02
A Turkish-based international medical device and pharmaceutical company has been selected as the leading medical device manufacturer in the field of vascular surgery for 2020. According to a statement by RD Global INVAMED, Global Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (GHP), a global information sharing platform, gave a health award to the company for the first time in 2020."Although this award is given to our company, it is a result of our country's strong health system," said Rasit Dinc, the company chairman."I present this important award to all Turkish healthcare professionals, together with all my companions," he conclu…
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Trump overtakes Biden as favorite to win in November
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-02
U.S. President Donald Trump has overtaken Democratic rival Joe Biden to stand as the favorite to win the 2020 U.S. Presidential election on Europe-based betting exchange Betfair, the exchange said on Wednesday.Trump's odds, reflecting wagers matched on the peer-to-peer betting network, stood at evens, Betfair Exchange said, versus 21-20 for Biden.Betfair Exchange said four bets of over 10,000 pounds ($13,362) were placed on the platform overnight, of which three were on Trump, while the biggest stake of the campaign so far, a 50,000-pound bet, was placed on the Republican nominee over the weekend.These bets in pa…
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Greece reports 1st COVID-19 case in Moria refugee camp
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-02
The first coronavirus case was reported in the Moria refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, Greece, local media reported on Wednesday.A 40-year-old Somali national, who was granted asylum, tested positive for coronavirus, daily Ekathimerini English said.The man was in Athens but returned to the Lesvos island after not being able to settle the capital.A team from the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) will investigate the situation to trace back people whom the infected refugee came into contact, according the to report.The Moria camp, which currently hosts more than 20,000 though original…
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Israeli army demolishes 2 Palestinian homes
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-02
The Israeli army on Wednesday demolished two homes and two agricultural facilities south of the occupied West Bank, citing a lack of building permits.Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that an Israeli military force razed two homes in the village of al-Janab in the Hebron province.The Israeli army also brought down a room used as a store for agricultural tools and animal feed, and a pool for collecting rain in the Wadi al-Awar area in southern Hebron.Israel blocks Palestinians from building in Area C, which it seeks to annex.Under the 1995 Oslo Accords, the West Bank was divided into 3 Areas: A, B and C.Area A repr…
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Israel arrests Jordanian who swam into coastal city
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-02
Israeli police on Wednesday detained a Jordanian citizen who arrived in the coastal resort city of Eilat by swimming, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said.Israeli police evacuated the beach of people, it said.Israeli police said it deployed forces in Eilat over a "suspicion of a security incident."There was no comment from Jordanian authorities on the incident.
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N.Korean troops, vehicles seen preparing for huge parade, US think-tank says
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-02
Masses of North Korean troops and vehicles have been practicing for a major military parade despite the country's ongoing coronavirus restrictions, satellite imagery released by a U.S. think-tank shows.Commercial satellite imagery analysed by 38 North, a think-tank that specialises in North Korea, showed formations of troops and vehicles at the Mirim Parade Training Ground, in the suburbs of the capital city of Pyongyang on Monday."North Korea has been widely expected to hold a major military parade on October 10 this year to mark the 75th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea," the 38 North report said. "Th…
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Saudi Arabia allows UAE-Israel flights to use its airspace
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-02
Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday its approval of the UAE's request to allow Emirati flights to and from Israel to cross its airspace.According to a statement by the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority, Riyadh has approved the request received from its counterpart in the UAE which includes that the Kingdom gives a passage to the flights coming to the Abu Dhabi and departing from there to all countries.On Monday, the first Israeli commercial flight landed in the UAE as a first manifestation of the agreement to normalize ties between the two countries.The Monday's Israeli plane crossed Saudi airspace, thereby the flying…
yenisafak.com/en/world/saudi-arabia-allo…

'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…
rt.com/usa/499649-dc-mayor-rename-monume…

US healthcare priciest in the world, with huge gap between cost and quality, research reveals
rt.com | 2020-09-02
Despite being the most expensive in the world, US healthcare lags behind many European and Asian countries in terms of quality of services, a study by a top medical magazine says. | A paper published by the Lancet reveals that in 2019, the US was among the nations with "large gaps" between the estimated effectiveness of universal healthcare coverage (UHC) and the levels of pooled healthcare spending. | This puts America in the same basket with countries such as Saudi Arabia, the Central A…
rt.com/usa/499677-us-healthcare-cost-qua…

Starbucks barista fired for making 'poisonous drink with BLEACH' & wishing a 'few dead cops' in TikTok VIDEO
rt.com | 2020-09-02
An employee at an Indianapolis Starbucks has been given the pink slip after filming himself preparing a toxic "Blue Lives Matter" drink containing bleach, as well as what the worker joked was the "blood of innocent black men." | A video posted to TikTok this week shows a barista holding a plastic cup labeled "Blue Lives Matter," as the worker calmly narrates: "First, we're going to start with bleach all the way to the third line," he says, pouring liquid into the cup. The employee then adds ice — "because cops love ice," of course — before mixing in a thick red substance he dubs "a little blood of in…
rt.com/usa/499655-starbucks-target-bleac…

US Seeks Formal Alliance Similar to NATO with India, Japan and Australia
Robert Delaney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
Washington's goal is to get countries in the Indo-Pacific region to work together as a bulwark against 'a potential challenge from China', says the US official- He says the four nations are expected to meet in Delhi sometime this autumn…
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US Seeks Formal Alliance Similar to NATO with India, Japan and Australia
Robert Delaney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
Washington's goal is to get countries in the Indo-Pacific region to work together as a bulwark against 'a potential challenge from China', says the US official- He says the four nations are expected to meet in Delhi sometime this autumn…
globalresearch.ca/us-seeks-formal-allian…

What the UAE-Israel Deal Really Means for the Middle East
Simon Watkins | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
The announcement on 13 August that Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will normalise relations, around the same as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he was suspending plans to annex more areas of the West Bank …
globalresearch.ca/what-uae-israel-deal-r…

What the UAE-Israel Deal Really Means for the Middle East
Simon Watkins | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
The announcement on 13 August that Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will normalise relations, around the same as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he was suspending plans to annex more areas of the West Bank …
globalresearch.ca/what-uae-israel-deal-r…

Markey beats back Kennedy while Trump spins conspiracy theories about Black Lives Matter and Antifa
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-02
Progressives protect a key Senate seat despite a Pelosi-backed challenge as Trump visits Kenosha despite being asked to stay away one week after a teenage supporter shot dead two protestors…
therealnews.com/columns/markey-beats-bac…

All the Latest on Trump's War on Our Public Postal Service
Sarah Anderson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
The House passed legislation to defend…
globalresearch.ca/latest-trump-war-publi…

All the Latest on Trump's War on Our Public Postal Service
Sarah Anderson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-02
The House passed legislation to defend…
globalresearch.ca/latest-trump-war-publi…

The UK's High School Examinations Fiasco
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-02
The highest qualification for high-school students in England, Wales, and the north of Ireland, is the A-level. Scotland has a different system called the Highers. UK students seeking admission to tertiary education within the UK's four sub-nations have to take A-levels or Highers– though the International Baccalaureate and qualifications in other countries equivalent to the…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/02/the-uks-high…

Is This the First Great Quarantine Novel?
Brooks Sterritt | thenation.com | 2020-09-02
Is This the First Great Quarantine Novel?
thenation.com/article/culture/alice-knot…

The Sitting President Has No Climate Plan. Why Isn't That Headline News?
Andrew McCormick | thenation.com | 2020-09-02
The Sitting President Has No Climate Plan. Why Isn't That Headline News?
thenation.com/article/environment/climat…

The Disturbing Story Behind the Beirut Port Explosion
Ian Urbina | thenation.com | 2020-09-02
The Disturbing Story Behind the Beirut Port Explosion…
thenation.com/article/world/lebanon-expl…

Covid Country Diary
Laura Flanders | thenation.com | 2020-09-02
Covid Country Diary…
thenation.com/article/society/covid-new-…

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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/01/the-us-is…

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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'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…
commondreams.org/news/2020/09/01/creatio…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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_…

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…

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…

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…

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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'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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

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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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…
commondreams.org/news/2020/09/01/trump-p…

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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/americas-greate…

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…

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…

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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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
workers.org/2020/08/50962/?utm_source=rs…

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.'…
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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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

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…

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…

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…

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-…

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…

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-…

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…
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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…

#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…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/ending-poverty-hunger-…

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-…

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…

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…

'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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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-…

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…

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…

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-…