Daily Archives: September 3, 2020

2020-09-03: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-09-03). Teacher protests spread as COVID-19 rips through schools and universities. wsws.org Protests and job actions by educators opposed to the unsafe opening of schools have spread across the country as the drive to reopen public schools and universities has sparked a massive resurgence of COVID-19.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-09-03). Amazon Rainforest and Brazil's Pantanal May Disappear Due to Illegal Deforestation and Arson. globalresearch.ca In Brazil, a serious environmental crisis is approaching. The Amazon Forest and the Brazilian Pantanal are suffering the direct consequences of deforestation and irregular exploitation of their natural resources, which are already beginning to threaten the very existence of these …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-03). Video: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus. globalresearch.ca The national economies of 193 countries, member states of the United Nations were ordered to close down on March 11, 2020. The order came from above, from Wall Street, the World Economic Forum, the billionaire foundations. And corrupt politicians throughout …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-03). 'Dying to Fish': How Israeli Piracy Destroyed Gaza's Once Thriving Fishing Industry. counterpunch.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

Fight Back (2020-09-03). Philippines: Trade unions call for release of vulnerable prisoners. fightbacknews.org The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) went to the Supreme Court grounds on Wednesday, September 2, to amplify the call for the release of minor, sick, elderly and other vulnerable detainees. | "We urge the Supreme Court to decisively act on the urgent petition of kin of sick, elderly and other vulnerable detainees. The petition was filed on April 8, and no action has been taken by the Supreme Court since. We ask the Supreme Court this on humanitarian grounds in this time of pandemic," said Eleanor de Guzman, KMU secretary for human rights. | KMU cited the fragile state of prisons as basis for the relea…

teleSUR (2020-09-03). President Maduro Invites UN, EU Observers to December Elections. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on RELATED: | The move comes a day after Preside…

teleSUR (2020-09-03). Facebook Removes Right-Wing Disinformation Network. telesurenglish.net Facebook Tuesday informed it eliminated a U.S.-based disinformation network that was financed by Bolivia's Interim government as the company considered it a threat to democracy. | RELATED: | Besides posting information in favor of Bolivia's coup-born regime, such a network targeted Latin American users and offering them publications in support of political groups opposing Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and…

Marjorie Cohn (2020-09-03). Federal judge tackles police immunity law. mronline.org The judge wrote, "If the Civil War was the only war in our nation's history dedicated to the proposition that Black lives matter, Reconstruction was dedicated to the proposition that Black futures matter, too."

Special to People's World (2020-09-03). Perry Mason and the Case of the Careless Remake. peoplesworld.org Dennis Broe, noted film critic from New York and now writing from Paris, recently reviewed the new Perry Mason HBO series set in 1930s Los Angeles. As a special presentation with the author, the Marxist Education Project and Institute for the Radical Imagination present an extended discussion on the politics of the Perry Mason phenomenon …

Sean Murphy (2020-09-03). Lawsuit seeks redress for 1921 Tulsa massacre. peoplesworld.org Attorneys for victims and their descendants affected by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre filed a lawsuit in state court on Tuesday against the City of Tulsa and other defendants seeking reparations for the destruction of the city's once thriving Black district. The group, led by Tulsa attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons, contends Tulsa's long history of racial …

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-09-03). For Black Immigrants, Police and ICE Are Two Sides of the Same Coin. aclu.org More than 20 years ago, 23-year-old Amadou Diallo was gunned down in front of his apartment in the Bronx by the NYPD. Diallo had been walking home when four officers mistook him for a suspect in a rape investigation, firing a total of 41 shots at him and hitting him 19 times after mistaking his wallet for a gun. All four officers were later acquitted of charges related to his death., , Diallo's death sparked a massive protest movement in New York City, with echoes of this summer's demonstrations over the murder of George Floyd. Furious calls for police reform were dismissed by then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-03). Putin Didn't Fall for Lukashenko's Claim that Poland Intends to Annex Belarus' Grodno Region. globalresearch.ca Lukashenko's entirely speculative claim last week about Poland's supposed intention to annex Belarus' Grodno region was nothing more than an attempt to trick Putin into "pulling a Crimea" by compelling him to comply with Russia's CSTO mutual defense obligations to …

Staff (2020-09-03). Putin "Can't Afford to See Belarus Fall" as Protests Calling for Lukashenko's Ouster Enter 4th Week. democracynow.org Mass protests entered their fourth week in Belarus to demand the ouster of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who claimed victory in the country's August 9 election that critics say was rigged. But Lukashenko shows no sign of backing down, and authorities have responded to protests with violence and arrests. Sadakat Kadri, a human rights lawyer and writer, says Russian President Vladimir Putin is invested in keeping Lukashenko in power. "He can't afford to see Belarus fall," Kadri notes.

Julian Assange (2020-09-03). For years, journalists cheered Assange's abuse. Now they've paved his path to a US gulag. zcomm.org The decade-long saga that brought us to this point should appall anyone who cares about our increasingly fragile freedoms…

Howard Lisnoff (2020-09-03). The Number of Homeless People is About to Skyrocket. zcomm.org Much can be learned about a society from how it treats its most vulnerable members…

Nandita Bose (2020-09-03). Amazon's Surveillance Can Boost Output and Possibly Limit Unions: Study. zcomm.org Amazon uses such tools as navigation software, item scanners, wristbands, thermal cameras, security cameras and recorded footage to surveil its workforce in warehouses and stores…

By Lynda Carson (2020-09-03). 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:…

Anonymouse (2020-09-03). 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 (2020-09-03). 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…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-03). Russiagate Or Impeachment, Because Those Were Fake 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.

_____ (2020-09-03). US Determined To Make Assange Pay For Exposing The Cruelty Of Its War. popularresistance.org The hearing that Assange will face has nothing to do with the reasons for his arrest from the embassy of Ecuador in London on April 11, 2019. He was arrested that day for his failure to surrender in 2012 to the British authorities, who would have extradited him to Sweden; in Sweden, at that time, there were accusations of sexual offenses against Assange that were dropped in November 2019. Indeed, after the Swedish authorities decided not to pursue Assange, he should have been released by the UK government. But he was not. | The true reason for the arrest was never the charge in Sweden; it was the desire of the U.

_____ (2020-09-03). Amazon Posted Job To Monitor Employee's Efforts To Unionize. popularresistance.org In a now-deleted job listing posted this week, Amazon advertised that it's looking to hire an "intelligence analyst" tasked with duties including snooping on workers' unionization efforts and reporting back to executives about their findings. | It's a sign of Amazon's escalating fight to stop its workers from organizing. The company has previously turned to unorthodox methods to quash unionization — its subsidiary Whole Foods built a heat map tool specifically for tracking unionization threats, Business Insider reported in April.

Staff (2020-09-03). Healing Needs to Happen: Kenosha Native Rep. Mark Pocan on Trump's Visit & the U.S. "Policing Problem" democracynow.org As Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden heads to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to meet with the family of Jacob Blake, we speak with Congressmember Mark Pocan, who was born and raised in Kenosha. "Clearly, what happened — someone shot in the back seven times, close range, in front of their children, by the police — was another example of the policing problem we have in this country," Pocan says. He also discusses Attorney General Barr's attacks on mail-in voting, his proposal to cut the Pentagon budget by 10% to make more funds available for COVID-19 and unemployment relief, and calls for those behind the…

Staff (2020-09-03). "Where Is the Accountability?" 23 Deaths at Fort Hood Prompt Commander's Removal, New Investigation. democracynow.org The top commander at Fort Hood is removed from his post, and the U.S. Army has launched an investigation, after a series of murders and accusations of sexual abuse at the base, with 23 deaths at Fort Hood this year and 13 soldiers disappeared, killed or who died by suicide. In April, the remains of soldier Vanessa Guillén were found near the base, and the main suspect in that case killed himself in July shortly after he was accused of her murder. Her case sparked national outrage about sexual assault in the military and led to the introduction of legislation to make it easier for military personnel to report sexu…

Staff (2020-09-03). Headlines for September 3, 2020. democracynow.org CDC Urges States to Be Ready by Late October to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine, Iowa Sen. Ernst Spreads COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories as Cases Soar in State, U.S. Pulls $62 Million in Funding for World Health Organization, U.S. Sanctions Top ICC Prosecutors for Investigating U.S. War Crimes, Trump Campaign Aide Justifies Vigilante's Killing of Black Lives Matter Protesters, Trump Moves to Cut Billions in Federal Aid to Cities, Citing "Anarchist Jurisdictions", The Killing of Daniel Prude: Naked Black Man Suffocated After Police Put Hood Over His Head, California Police Officer Charged with Shooting Dead Black Man in…

Staff (2020-09-03). Closure of Border to Refugees Spreads Misery as US Tourists Vacation in Mexico. truthout.org Over the past few months, conditions for migrants traveling through Mexico have grown worse. With most shelters still closed to new migrants because of the pandemic and the U.S. sending people who reach the border back within The restrictive measures being applied to migrants in the name of the pandemic are not being ap…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). UN sends 65 trucks with aid to Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com The UN on Thursday dispatched 65 trucks with humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks crossed over into Syria's Idlib province from the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.Some 1,625 tons of basic food supplies will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.

RT (2020-09-03). Not interested in bringing Alexa into your house? That's OK, Amazon's working with your LANDLORD now. rt.com Amazon has rolled out a whole-building version of its Alexa AI voice assistant for landlords, billing 'Alexa for Residential' as extending smart-home functionality to renters — tenants' consent apparently not required. | The e-commerce giant announced Alexa for Residential on Thursday, describing it as a feature "that makes having an Alexa-enabled home accessible for anyone, regardless of whether they rent or own their home." Tenants can link up their own Amazon account, but if they don't have one, no problem — they'll be placed on the building's system. | Landlords, Amazon explains, will have the o…

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-03). Trump Regime Sanctions ICC Officials for Investigating US War Crimes. globalresearch.ca Unlawfully imposed US sanctions on targeted nations, entities and individuals are weapons of war by other means. | On Wednesday, Pompeo said the Trump regime blacklisted ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and the court's Jurisdiction, Complementary, and Cooperation Division head Phakiso …

Dave Lindorff (2020-09-03). Social Security in the crosshairs. nationofchange.org President Trump could singlehanded kill the program…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). EU urges Greece to respect rights of asylum seekers. yenisafak.com "We fully expect the Greek authorities to act in accordance with the law. In case of any breach of EU law, we expect the authorities to investigate the facts and to appropriately follow up," Adalbert Janhz, the European Commission's spokesman on home affairs and citizenship, commented on recent remarks by Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.Plakiotakis — whose ministry is in charge of the coast guard — said on Wednesday that Greece this year stopped more than 10,000 migrants trying to cross to the country by boat."We had 68 cases of prevention and we succeeded in 3,000 people not entering our country" i…

Phyllis Bennis (2020-09-03). The Israel-UAE Deal isn't About Peace at All. counterpunch.org In some ways, the U.S.-brokered plan for mutual recognition between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is big news. For more than a quarter of a century, only two Middle Eastern countries — Egypt and Jordan — had officially recognized Israel. None of the Gulf monarchies did. So, it was a pretty big deal when

Don Fitz (2020-09-03). What Can We Learn From Cuba? Medicare-for-All is a Beginning, Not the End Point. counterpunch.org Throughout the expansion of health care, both inside the country and internationally, Cuban doctors used "allopathic" medicine (based largely on drugging and cutting, which is the focus of US medical schools). But they simultaneously incorporated traditional healing and preventive medicine, as well as respecting practices of other cultures.

Ronald Blum (2020-09-03). 'The Franchise' Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of the '69 Miracle Mets. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Seaver transformed a franchise and captivated a city, setting enduring standards as he whipped his powerful right arm overhead for the Miracle Mets and dirtied his right knee atop major league mounds for two decades. A consummate pro and pitching icon, he finished fulfilled after a career remembered with awe …

Staff (2020-09-03). 108 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in 'trailer jail'. therealnews.com The jail was only reporting 78 active cases, but this number doesn't include people who were already released or those who's test results have not come in yet, so the real number is likely much higher.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-03). Biden slams Trump on unsafe school reopening demand. peoplesworld.org WILMINGTON, Del.—Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is slamming his GOP foe, Oval Office occupant Donald Trump, for Trump's strong-arm demand that U.S. schools reopen their bricks-and-mortar buildings before it's safe to do so in the face of the coronavirus pandemic that's still sweeping the country. Biden's scathing criticism, at a September 2 press conference in …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-03). Israel's Friends at the RNC: "Christian Zionists" Dictate the Agenda of the Republican Party. dissidentvoice.org It is difficult — and futile — to argue which American president has historically been more pro-Israel. While former President Barack Obama, for example, has pledged more money to Israel than any other US administration in history, Donald Trump has provided Israel with a blank check of seemingly endless political concessions. Certainly, the unconditional backing …

Peter Crowley (2020-09-03). The Leprechaun Anti-BLM Meme: Irish Americans, Drop This Inanity and Support BLM. counterpunch.org Fear not, white people. Black people won't eat you. If they were to not be disproportionately killed by police and locked up in prison for things that you'd get a slap on the wrist for, it wouldn't hurt you. The resistance to black justice is clearly widespread, with even some terrorist acts against protesters in

Jordan McGee (2020-09-03). Interview with Spokane DSA chair seized by unidentified cops while on way to protest. liberationnews.org Logan was initially told the reason for his arrest was a warrant in Okanogan County, Washington, a place he has not been for nearly 20 years.

PAI (2020-09-03). 1 of every 5 U.S. workers on jobless benefits, millions likely uncounted. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—More than 29 million people received jobless benefits in the week ending August 15, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, some 2.2 million more than the week before. That increase includes state-provided benefits and recipients of federal checks. But in the following week, ending August 22, actual new claims for state-only benefits rose from 825,761 …

Staff (2020-09-03). Trump is Ready To Steal the Election. therealnews.com Stir Crazy! Episode 84: Today we are joined by TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Tim Libretti (2020-09-03). Biden and Harris must challenge Trump and redefine 'law and order'. peoplesworld.org Donald Trump has repeatedly declared himself the "law and order" candidate, wearing this mantle proudly. At last week's Republican National Convention, the array of speakers trumpeted this slogan again and again as the dominant chord of Trump's otherwise ill-defined policy platform. "Law and order" isn't just the definitive slogan of Trump's candidacy; it's deployed as …

Monica Moorehead (2020-09-03). NBA players ignite sports-wide strike vs. police terror. workers.org Kenosha, Wis., became the epicenter of the anti-racist struggle after a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot seven times in the back at point-blank range by a white police officer on Aug. 23. Kenosha is 40 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin's biggest city. A recorded video showed that the unarmed . . . |

Leonardo Flores (2020-09-03). The stage is set for a Venezuela October surprise. mronline.org Aggression against Venezuela from the U.S. has intensified in recent weeks and all signs are pointing towards an escalation ahead of elections in the U.S. and Venezuela.

Eds. (2020-09-03). Wisconsin man who says he marched with Rittenhouse in Kenosha was immersed in White Supremacist propaganda. mronline.org Ryan Balch, a 31-year-old Wisconsin man who joined Kyle Rittenhouse and a contingent of militia conducting armed patrols in Kenosha, used his social media accounts to link to a Nazi propaganda video.

Sarah Anderson (2020-09-03). All the Latest About Trump's War on Our Public Postal Service. counterpunch.org Less than two months after Trump ally and GOP megadonor Louis DeJoy took the helm of the U.S. Postal Service, the House of Representatives met in an emergency session to address widespread fears about potential sabotage of this vital public agency at a time when it is needed more than ever to deliver medicine and

Nathaniel Chase (2020-09-03). Biden no nos salvará— °Mantenla en las calles! workers.org A medida que se acercan las elecciones de noviembre, aumentará la presión sobre las organizaciones revolucionarias dentro de los Estados Unidos para que se alinien con el Partido Demócrata y respalden a Joe Biden. El argumento que se hace a menudo es que se necesita un presidente demócrata para . . . |

Kristian Carter (2020-09-03). Belarus overthrow campaign aims to destroy last traces of Soviet socialism. peoplesworld.org Our television screens are currently awash with images of protesters on the streets of Belarusian towns and cities. Images of masses of civilians holding red and white flags are flooding the European media. Rolling news footage of presidential candidates meeting high-ranking EU officials is part of a sustained campaign to give defeated candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya …

CP Editor (2020-09-03). Putin "Can't Afford to See Belarus Fall" counterpunch.org

_____ (2020-09-03). Do Any Lives Actually Matter? strategic-culture.org If there is one expression that has defined the political arguments of 2020 it is Black Lives Matter and its many derivatives like All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter and so on. But why is this the case? There is something in these statements that is very powerful, political and deeply ideological. Something about this reasoning is very effective. So, let's take a look at its internal mechanics. When people scream Black Lives Matter what do they really mean and why this particular wording has dominated recent political discourse? | Image: Just what exactly would lives "mattering" look like? | A Utopian Statement…

Mike Walter (2020-09-03). The Heat: Shinzo Abe's resignation. What's the impact? america.cgtn.com Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, announced last Friday that he is stepping down after leading his country for almost eight years. Abe, who is 65 years old, says he is resigning because of ill health. He will remain in office until a successor is named. …

The Canary (2020-09-03). The right attacks Gary Linekar over his plans to house a refugee in his home. thecanary.co Gary Lineker stated that "providing a new start" represents "the best of Britain's values" as he prepares to welcome a refugee in his home. The Match Of The Day host is waiting for his application to house a refugee to be approved.Some on the right, however, have accused the host of "virtue signalling". Others have pointed out the hypocrisy of their position."Why not?": "I have been thinking of doing something like that for a while," Linekar told the Daily Mirror."My kids are all grown up so I've got plenty of room so if I can help on a temporary basis then I'm more than happy to do so. Why not?" | Providi…

Nick Baker (2020-09-03). In the Worst of Times, the Billionaire Elite Plunder Working Class America. counterpunch.org In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented economic collapse, mass unemployment, hunger and desperation, the stock market is booming and the richest of the rich are richer than ever before. Since March, more than 58 million people in the U.S. have filed for unemployment. The Internal Revenue Service now predicts that the U.S. economy

RT (2020-09-03). No joke zone: Twitter mob CANCELS Twenty One Pilots' frontman Tyler Joseph for visual pun on 'using platforms' for social issues. rt.com Tyler Joseph, member of the American pop band Twenty One Pilots, had to go through a round of self-flagellation for the crime of ridiculing the use of social media for public good, raising the ire of the online mainstream. | Joseph had employed a little bit of creativity to take a swipe at fans that apparently urged him to spread some socially-important message across various social media platforms. | The 31-year-old musician uploaded a pair of photos of himself wearing extremely high platform trainers. "You guys keep asking me to use my platforms. Feels good to dust these bad boys off," reads the caption to t…

RT (2020-09-03). Much ado about nothing: Political advertisements don't really persuade people at all, Yale study finds. rt.com While both major US political parties spend billions of dollars bombarding the population with political ads, a new study from Yale University found that the commercials have little to no effect on voters. | The new study found that regardless of the content or audience, TV political ads have little effect on voters, despite their own leanings or the timing of the ads relative to current events. | "There's an idea that a really good ad, or one delivered in just the right context to a targeted audience, can influence voters, but we found that political ads have consistently small persuasive effects across a ran…

RT (2020-09-03). 'I absolutely cancel myself': African studies professor says she FAKED BEING BLACK most of her adult life, admits she is white. rt.com African studies professor Jessica Krug of George Washington University has come out of the race closet, admitting she has faked being black much of her adult life after growing up as a "white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City." | "I am not a culture vulture, I am a culture leech," Krug said Thursday in a Medium.com Krug, who is an associate professor at p…

pip.hinman (2020-09-03). Kurds have a message on World Peace Day. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2020-09-03). The pandemic is reshaping our sex lives. Is cybersex our future? therealnews.com As school sex education programs have been cut back and replaced with an abstinence-only standard under the Trump-Pence administration, the LGBTQI community has picked up the slack developing curricula and resources to guide young adults into sex-positive and safe sex life choices.

Ben Sears (2020-09-03). Elected officials and unions urge HEROES Act passage; blast Trump and McConnell. peoplesworld.org PHILADELPHIA—Lowell Elementary School resembles many of the over 200 public schools in Philadelphia—brick and mortar surrounded by cracked sidewalks and an urban neighborhood, where in some cases, generations of family members have attended. Lowell, however, happens to be the school where Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Penn., started his education and where his mother worked for years …

Paul Haeder (2020-09-03). Your Right to Your Opinion Ends with My Right to Might. dissidentvoice.org No ruling class could survive if it wasn't attentive to its own interest consciously trying to anticipate control/ initiate events at home & abroad both overtly & secretly. The dirty truth is that many people find fascism to be not particularly horrible. — Michael Parenti, 1 POLITICS AND ISSUES, Fascism In a Pinstriped Suit, p. …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-03). Lifting Embargo on American Non-lethal Arms to Cyprus Is Aimed Against Russia. US Militarization of the Eastern Mediterranean. globalresearch.ca Washington announced the lifting of the embargo to sell American-made non-lethal equipment to the Republic of Cyprus. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, told Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis over the phone on Tuesday that Washington decided to lift the …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-03). Power Rivalry in the East Mediterranean Continues Despite COVID-19 Pandemic. globalresearch.ca The summer of 2020 will certainly be remembered for many events, and most of them unrelated to the 21st century's first pandemic. In the East Mediterranean, four key events stand out among others this summer — tensions and hostilities between …

Philip Giraldi (2020-09-03). Pompeo in Jerusalem: And the Walls Came Tumblin' Down. globalresearch.ca There has been

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-09-03). Southern Africa Region Calls for Solidarity with Mozambique. globalresearch.ca Over the last several months the security situation in the Cabo Delgado province of the Republic of Mozambique has worsened in the aftermath of several armed attacks by a self-proclaimed Islamist group. | One strategic port town, Mocimboa da Praia, was …

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Montenegro: Muslims threatened with genocide. yenisafak.com Muslims living in Montenegro were threatened with genocide after the Sunday general election results showed the country's future policy leaning more towards Russia and Serbia. | Elections resulted in the long-governing Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) winning majority of the votes. But it lost majority in the National Assembly to the opposition For the Future of Montenegro alliance, led by the Democratic Front (DF), leaning more towards Russia and Serbia. | The DF is known for its anti-NATO stance and closeness to the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC). | Those who gathered around the churches sang Serbian nationa…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Montenegro: Pro-Russia, pro-West parties win nearly same number of seats. yenisafak.com Montenegro's Sunday general election results blink an eye to the country's future policy in terms of its either Euro-Atlantic integration or tendency to lean more towards Russia and Serbia.Elections resulted in the long governing Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) winning the majority of the votes but losing in the majority in the National Assembly to the opposition wing.President Milo Djukanovic's pro-Western DPS, which ruled the country for 30 years, won 30 seats at the parliament, while the opposition For the Future of Montenegro alliance led by the Democratic Front (DF), leaning more towards Russia and Serb…

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-03). JCPOA Signatories in Vienna Reject Snapback Sanctions on Iran. globalresearch.ca Hegemon USA increasingly finds itself isolated on the world stage. | The harder it pressures, bullies, otherwise threatens and/or bludgeons other countries to bend to its will, the further its isolation longer-term. | On Tuesday, Joint Commission of the JCPOA signatories Russia, …

Colin Todhunter (2020-09-03). From Cotton to Brinjal: Fraudulent GMO Project in India Sustained by Deception. dissidentvoice.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. …

news.un (2020-09-03). Afghanistan: Near-record violence risks derailing imminent talks between Government and Taliban. news.un.org The UN's top official in Afghanistan has warned that with the formal launch of direct peace negotiations imminent, near-record violence in the country is creating an atmosphere of mistrust that risks derailing long-sought talks between the Government and the Taliban.

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-09-03). The November Election Is About Whiteness, Nothing Else. thealtworld.com Tucker Carlson demonstrates some of the monstrous lies that Democrats and presstitutes tell with a straight face— | These extraordinary lies reveal the great extent of collapse in the moral fabric of our society. Such blatant lies demonstrate that power is the only political virtue for Democrats and that power has crowded out integrity, of which not one ounce can be found in the Democrat Party except for Tulsi Gabbard whose honesty the Democrats reject. Politicians have always been prone to exaggerate, overpromise, and stray from the truth, but today the lies are so fantastic that I doubt even dumbshit Amer…

_____ (2020-09-03). US Punishes ICC For Investigating Potential War Crimes. popularresistance.org The Trump administration has sought to weaken or abandon various international agencies since 2016. Now it's taking aim at the International Criminal Court, a global tribunal that investigates and prosecutes war crimes, torture and genocide. | Claiming the ICC's investigation into alleged war crimes by U.S. forces in Afghanistan poses a national security threat, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on June 11 effectively criminalizing anyone who works at the ICC. Its lawyers, judges, human rights researchers and staff could now have their U.S. bank accounts frozen, U.S. visas revoked and travel to the…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-03). International Criminal Court condemns US sanctions on its officials. peoplesdispatch.org The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a press release on Wednesday, September 2, condemning the sanctions announced by the US against Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of ICC, and Phakisa Mochochoko, her aide and director of the ICC's Jurisdiction, Complementary and Cooperation Division. Both are investigating allegations of war crimes committed by US personnel in Afghanistan. | The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, announcing the imposition of economic sanctions on Bensouda and Mochochoko on Wednesday, said that "the United States will not tolerate ICC's reckless targeting" of its personnel. | The sanct…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-03). Tunisian parliament votes to approve third government in less than a year. peoplesdispatch.org Hichem Mechichi's government won the majority in the parliament although many members expressed reservations with it and voted for it only to avoid early elections…

George Ochenski (2020-09-03). Bad Medicine: Weaponizing Government Resources for Partisan Politics. counterpunch.org It doesn't matter who you vote for or what political party you do or don't belong to, when it comes to funding government it's taxpayers of all stripes who pick up the tab. Now, at both the national and state level, the new, nefarious, and open weaponization of government resources for partisan political purposes has

Amanda Mills (2020-09-03). Trump administration proposes oil and gas lease sale in California while wildfires continue to ravage the region. nationofchange.org "We've blocked any new federal leasing in California in court for eight years now, and we'll fight this too."

_____ (2020-09-03). Britain's Coming Winter of Discontent — What It Looks Like. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica Editor: The summer recess is over — and now we are staring at reality — like a loaded gun at Russian roulette. Our future is now made up of trigger pulls, of 'ifs.' What if Covid comes back just as bad, what if we have a really cold winter and the NHS is …

Joseph Hayden (2020-09-03). What Is Antifa? Mostly a Myth. progressive.org As the presidential election in November draws near, it's clear that conservatives are using the myth of antifa to pander to their base. But is it working?

news.un (2020-09-03). Beat back 'catastrophic effects' of COVID-19 on refugee education, urges UNHCR. news.un.org While children in every country have struggled with the impact of COVID-19 on their education, refugee children have been particularly disadvantaged, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said, amid fears many may not be able to resume their studies due to school closures, high fees or lack of access to technology to learn remotely.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-03). Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul's health deteriorates following hunger strike. peoplesdispatch.org Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul launched a hunger strike last week after she was not allowed to meet her family members. Following the strike, she was allowed to do so but her health has declined…

news.un (2020-09-03). 'Galvanize multilateral action', urges Assembly president at first in-person session since March. news.un.org Adhering to physical-distancing guidelines, the General Assembly met fully in-person on Thursday for the first time in nearly six months, with its president urging all Members to "galvanize multilateral action…to deliver for all", as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

teleSUR (2020-09-03). US Federal Debt To Be Larger Than the Size of Economy in 2021. telesurenglish.net The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Wednesday acknowledged that U.S. federal debt is projected to exceed the size of the economy for the FY 2021, the highest level since WW2. | RELATED: | In its "An Update to the Budget Outlook: 2020 to 2030" report, the CBO projects a federal budget deficit of US$3.3 trillion in FY 2020, which ends on Sept. 30, more than triple the shortfall recorded in 2019. | "That increase is mostl…

Andrew Emett (2020-09-03). Deputy fired and arrested for assaulting handcuffed woman on video. nationofchange.org "His actions are unacceptable, and I will not have it from any of my deputies."

Jonas Dringelis (2020-09-03). Lithuania Blocks the Development of Its Own Economy. globalresearch.ca Admittedly, a lot of good happened over the last years in Lithuania, but unfortunately we have also see political leadership that is not interested in developing their own country. | Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-03). Fruits of Illegality: The NSA, Bulk Collection and Warrantless Surveillance. globalresearch.ca He has become part of the furniture when it comes to discussions about privacy rights and personal liberties, arguably an odd sort of thing for a man who also dealt in the shadows of intelligence secrets. But Edward Snowden has …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-03). Lebanon struggles to rebuild after Beirut blasts. peoplesdispatch.org Lebanon has a new prime minister in Mustapha Adib but to many, he is part of the same corrupt and inefficient old leadership that created the crisis in the country…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-03). Kerala rises against political murder of communist youth activists. peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of people took part in the protest against the murder of two Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activists Haq Muhammed and Mithilaj in the Indian State of Kerala.

Howard Graves (2020-09-03). The Shooting Deaths in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Were Predictable and Avoidable. splcenter.org Last week, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of two protesters and the maiming of a third on the night of Aug. 25 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Responses by local law enforcement and militia groups illustrate the disastrous assumptions that made this incident all but inevitable.

Dr. Nicolai Due-Gundersen (2020-09-03). How the Israel-UAE Deal Could Leave Jordan Out in the Cold. globalresearch.ca With the signing of the

Fight Back (2020-09-03). SDS chapters from across the Midwest meet in Kenosha to protest Trump, police brutality. fightbacknews.org Kenosha, WI – In a gesture of solidarity, several Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapters, including Milwaukee and Minneapolis, met with Parkside SDS students to rally in protest of President Trump's visit to Kenosha on September 1. Trump, in a controversial decision, decided to assess the damage to various areas of the city in relation to civil unrest over several days. | The Kenosha uprising began August 23 in response to the near killing of Jacob Blake, 29, at the hands of Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey. Despite officials, including Governor Tony Evers, asking the president to postpone his…

teleSUR (2020-09-03). Ecuador Continues To Contract Debt Amid Social Discontent. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno Wednesday announced that his country will receive a US$2 billion loan from China, besides the US$6.5 billion that was negotiated with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). | RELATED: | "During this year, we are also going to receive US$2 billion from the People's Republic of China," Moreno said and acknowledged that his administration reached a technical agreement with the IMF i…

news.un (2020-09-03). Women are key to response and recovery out of the COVID era: Deputy UN chief. news.un.org Young women are fighting interconnected battles for "environmental, economic and racial justice", the deputy UN chief said in a discussion on Thursday.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-09-03). Important Questions and Answers on the COVID-19 Crisis. Saving Lives? globalresearch.ca Do you think that "saving lives" is consistent with the prolonged closure of vital sectors of civil society? | 2. Do you think that "saving lives" is compatible with preventing GPs from prescribing the …

teleSUR (2020-09-03). El Salvador Decrees Prevention Alert Due To Tropical Storm Nana. telesurenglish.net El Salvador's Interior Minister Mario Duran Wednesday reported that his country issued a forecast alert for the possible increase in rainfall due to tropical storm Nana, which is passing through the neighboring countries of Guatemala and Honduras. | RELATED: He also explained that the General Directorate of Civil Protection has issued a green or preventive alert nationwide, although "the country will not be affected by N…

teleSUR (2020-09-03). Bolivia: Lawmaker Accuses Interim Govt. of Encouraging COVID-19. telesurenglish.net The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Edgar Montaño Wednesday accused the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez of reopening the borders so that a new strain of the coronavirus enters Bolivia and forces the elections to be postponed again. | RELATED: | "They want to bring the new strain of the coronavirus," Montaño said and explained that an increase in cases would allow the Interim regime to justify changes…

Fight Back (2020-09-03). Memorial for all lives lost in Florida prisons. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Grey clouds and rain filled the Florida sky as over 50 mourners from across the state of Florida gathered on the lawn in front of the Florida State Capitol, August 22, to pay their final respects to those whose lives have been taken by the inhumane conditions, gross mistreatment and neglect incarcerated persons inside Florida prisons face every day from guards and abusive government officials. | Who remembers and mourns for those killed by state violence when those deaths are hidden and written off as insignificant by the state itself? "Every year during Black August we commemorate the death of…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-09-03). Israel Hits the Jackpot in UAE Investment Deal. "Betrayal of the Palestinian Cause" globalresearch.ca Monday, the …

AE911Truth (2020-09-03). Video: Justice Rising. 9/11 in 2020. globalresearch.ca Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is thrilled to present "Justice Rising," an online conference on the continuing struggle for 9/11 justice and the destructive trajectory of…

Junaid S. Ahmad (2020-09-03). Pakistan, Kashmir, and the Necessity of Dumping the Old and Embracing the New. globalresearch.ca The rapidly shifting geopolitical realities, every new emerging international security situation, and (especially) current circumstances in South Asia behoove Pakistan to treat the Kashmir issue as its top priority — and thankfully Islamabad is doing that.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-03). India Implodes Its Own New Silk Road. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on There was a time when New Delhi was proudly selling the notion of establishing its own New Silk Road — from the Gulf of Oman to the intersection of Central and …

ACLU (2020-09-03). Why Evicting Millions During a Pandemic is Bad For Our Democracy. aclu.org As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, people across the country face the economic devastation left in its wake. Along with staggering unemployment numbers, millions of renters now

Ashley Curtin (2020-09-03). House confirms upcoming vote on decriminalization of marijuana at federal level. nationofchange.org "Advocates are hopeful that real marijuana reform benefiting those most affected by the War on Drugs could be around the corner."

Laura Donnelly (2020-09-03). Crisis of Britain's NHS Hospitals: Surgeons at 50% Capacity Despite Record Waiting Times. globalresearch.ca Official figures show that more than 50,000 people have waited a year for treatment — up from 1,117 a year ago. | It comes amid concern about a surge in positive Covid cases, with daily records showing 1,522 cases, up from …

news.un (2020-09-03). Make COVID recovery 'a true turning point' for people and planet, Guterres urges, calling for concerted action by G20. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on governments to incorporate "meaningful" climate action in all aspects of recovery from the global pandemic.

C. Douglas Lummis (2020-09-03). Seven Shots in the Back: a Chant for Our Time. counterpunch.org Seven shots in the back. Seven shots in the back. THAT'LL TEACH THE S.O.B. TO TURN HIS F***'N BACK ON ME Seven shots in the back. Seven shots in the back Seven shots in the back WON'T THEY BE EXCITED WON'T THEY BE GLAD Seven shots in the back. Seven shots in the back Seven

Newsclick (2020-09-03). COVID-19 vaccine: Emergency use authorization? peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the decision of the US Food and Drug Administration to declare September 3 as the potential target date for the release of a vaccine for COVID-19…

Prof Michael Hudson (2020-09-03). How an "Act of God" Pandemic Is Destroying the West. globalresearch.ca The U.S. is Saving the Financial Sector, not the Economy | Before juxtaposing the U.S. and alternative responses to the corona virus's economic effects, I would like to step back in time to show how the pandemic has revealed a deep …

teleSUR (2020-09-03). Mexico: Lower House Votes to End Presidential Immunity. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Lower House Wednesday approved a constitutional reform that, if supported by the Senate, would allow ex-presidents to be removed from their immunity and tried for corruption. | RELATED: | The constitutional reform received 420 votes in favor, 15 abstentions, and no vote against. This possible amendment will be passed on to the Senate, which will have the last word to allow former presidents to be tried for treas…

Staff (2020-09-03). Putin Wants Belarus Dictator to Retain Power — But the Masses Are Still Rising. truthout.org Mass protests entered their fourth week in Belarus to demand the ouster of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who claimed victory in the country's August 9 election that critics say was rigged. But Lukashenko shows no sign of backing down, and authorities have responded to protests with violence and arrests. Sadakat Kadri, a human rights lawyer and writer, says Russian President Vladimir Putin is invested in keeping Lukashenko in power. "He can't afford to see Belarus fall," Kadri not…

Mike Phipps (2020-09-03). Some reflections on Occupied Iraq. zcomm.org The continued Occupation and denial of Iraq's sovereignty remains a crime…

Nicholas Powers (2020-09-03). Trump's Kenosha Tour Was Another Crude Appeal to White Grievance. zcomm.org The stakes are high. The nation is being led to a precipice by a man so desperate to not take responsibility for the multiple crises he made worse that he is willing to fan the flames so the smoke gets in our eyes.

Robert Koehler (2020-09-03). Is there life beyond plastic? zcomm.org Plastics pollution has a direct and deadly effect on wildlife. Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it…

Yanis Varoufakis (2020-09-03). The Post-Capitalist Hit of the Summer. zcomm.org Ever since COVID-19 collided with the enormous bubble governments have been using to re-float the financial sector since 2008, booming equity markets became compatible with wholesale economic implosion. That became clear on August 12…

Dave Zirin (2020-09-03). The Sports Strikes Against Racism Have Not Been Coopted. zcomm.org Even as the energy of the last week is being steered in a safer direction and away from labor militancy, we still don't know how this story is going to end…

Yasmeen Abutaleb (2020-09-03). Meet the New Yes Man on Trump's COVID Task Force. zcomm.org 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, that the threat was receding, that the country should reopen."

Anthony Dimaggio (2020-09-03). The era of modern protest belongs to the American left. zcomm.org Left and right-wing movements in the US are falsely framed as equally energized, but BLM is the only true mass movement supported by a majority of Americans…

Extinction Rebellion (2020-09-03). Boats, Bills and and Boris the Bank Engine. zcomm.org As I get older, I fall more and more in love with all the facets of being alive here on Earth. I grieve for the hollowness of what we are told is a happy existence as human beings…

Lynda Carson (2020-09-03). Trump regime is in lockstep with the KKK and fascist armed militias. indybay.org Black Lives Matter Protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin:…

David Giesen (2020-09-03). Saturday 9/5: $100/pint dirt in situ, the case against land speculation. indybay.org Online…

Animal Liberation Conference (2020-09-03). Saturday 9/12: When Black Power Meets Animal Rights. indybay.org Online…

Memorial Committee (2020-09-03). Thursday 9/10: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes since the George Floyd Uprising. indybay.org Lake Merritt Amphitheater (Oakland)…

Ruprecht Grossmann (2020-09-03). 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.

Vicki Jones (2020-09-03). Defunding Towards a New Vision of Health and Safety. indybay.org The movement to defund the police has taken off in Santa Cruz. What is it, and what kind of community resources do Santa Cruz locals want to see developed?>

Shield Training and Faceoff (2020-09-03). San Francisco Gets Ready for November 4. indybay.org March for the Dead was a rehearsal for November…

Solidarity in Tiburon (2020-09-03). Black, White, Brown, Young, Old, Raise Fists in Resistance to Racist Police Practices. indybay.org Tiburon police questioned the owners of Yema, a store on Main Street in Tiburon, in an incident of racial profiling. The officers insisted the merchant, who is Black, show proof that he really did belong inside the store he owns. On August 29 protesters showed solidarity with the store owner and with one another at a protest in front of the police station.

_____ (2020-09-03). Groups Sue Trump Administration To Protect Clean Water. popularresistance.org Washington, D.C. — American Indian and Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice, sued the Trump administration over its attempt to weaken clean water protections. The rule changes proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would force states and Tribes to accept damaging and unwanted pipelines and other fossil fuel projects on their lands. The EPA reverses its long-standing interpretation of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act in a move that is contrary to the language, purpose, and intent of the statute.

_____ (2020-09-03). This Public US University Has Seen Grades Soar Despite COVID-19. popularresistance.org If anywhere was going to take a pummeling from the coronavirus, you'd think it would be a place like Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. | Georgia State is not a glamorous flagship university — that would be the University of Georgia in Athens, the spiritual home of the Bulldogs, REM and the B-52s. It's more of a workhorse public institution, with a large population of students who come from low-income households and have to work at least one paying job outside their studies to make ends meet.

_____ (2020-09-03). The US Expeditionary Kleptocracy. popularresistance.org Of course, a desperate US military — and its Washington masters — had an expedient solution for the ethno-sectarian strife they'd catalyzed: consider it the Lebanon formula. So America's orientalist ambassadors — most, staggeringly young Republican stalwarts with no knowledge of the Mideast — imported France's imperial Levantine blueprint. Essentially, this meant sectarian quotas and preferences for political office: a Kurdish president, Sunni parliamentary speaker, and Shia prime minister. The French have actually added the term for this disastrous recipe — libanisation — to t…

_____ (2020-09-03). New Month Brings Added Urgency To Minneapolis' Housing Needs. popularresistance.org Minneapolis, MN — Advocates for people without housing are meeting today outside of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board headquarters, hours after a sanctuary encampment in the Phillips area was cleared by police. They're demanding immediate sanctuary for the Safe Haven Encampment (SHE), a sanctuary camp for women and children, along with "any other park who is asking for a consideration to exist." | Two weeks ago, community members demanded that the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) amend Resolution 2020-267 to guarantee no evictions.

_____ (2020-09-03). Connecting Beyond The Height Of Emergency. popularresistance.org Three months ago, protests in Minneapolis gave way to a national uprising. Ushering in a new focus on racial justice, the uprisings have challenged the way people relate to one another and how some talk about community safety. Coupled with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, the uprisings have forced people to rethink how to protect their communities through strengthening their bonds with one another. | Mutual aid groups and block-level community defense are two ways people shifted beyond traditional American individualism. A climate organizer with TakeAction Minnesota, Magdalena Kaluza said that in the midst of…

_____ (2020-09-03). Trump Incites Vigilante Violence Against Peaceful Protests. popularresistance.org In the week since a fascistic gunman killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin and seriously wounded a third, the Trump administration and its allies within the media and political establishment have defended the killings and the murderer. | The actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Trump supporter who had previously attended Trump rallies, are the direct outcome of the incitement by this administration itself. It occurred during the week of the Republican National Convention, as speaker after speaker railed against the "radical left" and demanded the restoration of "law and order" in response to the prote…

_____ (2020-09-03). CIA's Addiction to Afghanistan War. strategic-culture.org Afghanistan's geography is a double edged sword. Being in the exact middle of the Old World has made it a target for conquest over and over again. Watch the video and read more in the

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-03). Many nations falling behind on global efforts to cut chronic disease deaths. imperial.ac.uk Many countries are falling behind on global commitments to cut premature deaths from chronic diseases such as diabetes, lung cancer and heart disease.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-03). Four Imperial engineers win ERC Starting Grants worth €6 million. imperial.ac.uk Four Imperial engineers have won European Research Council Starting Grants worth €6 million in total.

Staff (2020-09-03). Plutocrats Control the US Political System, But They Can Still Be Defeated. truthout.org The U.S. populace leans

Staff (2020-09-03). Decades-Old Gang Laws Are Being Used to Target Black Lives Matter Protesters. truthout.org This story was originally published by On July 9, Madalena McNeil bought several buckets of red paint, a ladder, and paint rollers from a Salt Lake City Home Depot store. Later that night, she accompanied two dozen other people to a demonstration outside the Salt Lake County District Attorney's office, amidst ongoing nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd by…

Staff (2020-09-03). NSA Surveillance Program Exposed by Snowden was Illegal, Rules Appeals Court. truthout.org An appeals court ruled Wednesday that a National Security Agency (NSA) telephone dragnet program designed to collect data on millions of American citizens without warrants violates a law specially designed to prevent abuse of the government's spying capabilities. | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that

Staff (2020-09-03). The Fed Invested Public Money in Fossil Fuel Firms Driving Environmental Racism. truthout.org In April, the price of oil fell so far so fast that oil futures contracts

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Facebook to block new political ads before US election. yenisafak.com Facebook said Thursday it would not accept new political ads in the week before the US presidential election.The move announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg aims to "help secure the integrity of the US elections by encouraging voting, connecting people to authoritative information, and reducing the risks of post-election confusion," according to the company.It said it would remove posts that claim people will get COVID-19 if they take part in voting."We'll attach a link to authoritative information about the coronavirus to posts that might use COVID-19 to discourage voting," the company said in a statement. It will als…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Merkel says response to Navalny poisoning depends on Russia. yenisafak.com Speaking at a news conference with the Swedish Prime Minister, she said she had nothing further to add to her statement on Wednesday when she condemned the attempted murder of a Russian opposition figure and demanded Moscow's help.

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Turkish director to be honored at Venice Film Festival. yenisafak.com Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek will receive the special SIAE Award on Thursday at the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, which kicked off amid strict safety measures and fewer celebrities due to the coronavirus pandemic.Ozpetek has shot many of his movies in Italy, where he has been based for years, including the latest, La Dea Fortuna (The Fortune Goddess), which was successfully screened in Italian theatres before the COVID-19 outbreak hit the country hard in late February.The popular director — who has been often celebrated by the Venice Film Festival — will receive the SIAE Award as part o…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). UN calls for probe into rights violations in Kashmir. yenisafak.com The UN has again called on India to probe alleged cases of forced disappearance and mass graves in Jammu and Kashmir. In a letter this week addressed to the Indian government, at least nine UN rapporteurs also asked New Delhi to reconsider the closure of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in the disputed region."We urge [India]…and local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to undertake prompt, thorough and impartial investigations into all alleged enforced disappearances…and take measures to identify the remains in each of the thousands of unmarked graves," said the letter, which was posted to the governme…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Thailand reports first domestic coronavirus case in 100 days. yenisafak.com Thailand on Thursday reported its first local coronavirus transmission in more than 100 days, officials said, after a man who was recently imprisoned failed a routine test at a Bangkok jail.The man, 37, tested positive on Wednesday during scheduled weekly testing, the Department of Corrections said in a statement, adding that he had not travelled abroad or been in close contact with a known positive case.The man, a former nightclub DJ, has since been hospitalized and prisoners who came into contact with him have been isolated.All of Thailand's cases in the past three months have been imported and detected in quar…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Netflix India's 'Bad Boy Billionaires' show on hold following court order. yenisafak.com The release of a Netflix series on four Indian tycoons facing fraud allegations has been put on hold following a state court order, two sources said on Thursday, in the latest legal tussle faced by the U.S. streaming giant in a key market.The "Bad Boy Billionaires: India" documentary series about liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy of the Sahara group, founder and former head of Satyam Computer Services Ramalinga Raju and jeweller Nirav Modi was set for release this week.The Araria district court in eastern Bihar state last week ordered a stay on its release after the Sahara group argued it would damage Roy's…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). US advances WHO exit, reallocating funds, personnel. yenisafak.com The US announced Thursday it began to take additional measures to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO), reallocating funds and staff from the global health authority.State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said "the next steps" include the "redirection of American resources" following US President Donald Trump's announcement of an exit in May.Funds that were supposed to be appropriated to the WHO by the end of the fiscal year that concludes in September will instead be given to other UN organizations."In addition, through July 2021, the United States will scale down its engagement with the WHO, t…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). At least 25 Palestinian groups call for general elections. yenisafak.com Several Palestinian civil society and rights groups on Thursday urged leadership to conduct presidential and parliamentary elections.Signed by 25 Palestinian groups, a letter was handed over to Hanna Nasser, the chairman of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission, ahead of the intra-Palestinian meeting scheduled to take place in the evening.Addressing a press conference in front of the Elections Commission office in Ramallah, Issam Arouri, director-general of Jerusalem Legal Aid Center, said the letter will be presented to President Mahmoud Abbas and the heads of Palestinian groups, asking them to conduct pa…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Russian FM praises 3rd round of Syrian peace talks. yenisafak.com Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov praised on Thursday the results of the third round of the Syrian peace talks in Geneva."Not everything was resolved, not everything was agreed upon, but in general, we consider the meeting fruitful and meaningful," Lavrov said at a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen in Moscow.He urged Pedersen to step up efforts in repatriation of Syrians who want to return, saying it will help ease "the unbearable burden borne by the refugees host countries, primarily Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey".In turn, Pedersen joined Lavrov's assessments, saying he did not expect "mira…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Ertugrul's Dogan Alp sends message to Pakistani fans in Urdu. yenisafak.com Turkish actor Cavit àáetin Gàºner, who played Dogan Alp in the globally-popular historical drama "Resurrection: Ertugrul," posted an Instagram story apologizing to disappointed fans for canceling a planned visit to his "second home" Pakistan.The Turkish actor revealed that he was forced to postpone the trip after the entire travel plan, which was organized by a Pakistani lawyer living in Turkey, turned out to be a scam."I apologize to the Pakistanis. In Turkey, I met a man named Musawair Abbasi, who was a lawyer, and we talked and agreed on a business plan. However, later I found out that the business…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Turkey: Family reunites with son kidnapped by PKK. yenisafak.com One more family on Thursday reunited with its son kidnapped by the PKK terrorist organization in southeastern Turkey.An aggrieved family's longing has come to an end as Erkan Akkus, abducted and took to the mountains by the terrorists four years ago, surrendered to the Turkish security forces.The Akkus family was known for joining a sit-in protest against the YPG/PKK terror group in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, outside the office of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which the government accuses of having links to the terrorist organization.The protest began on Sept. 3 last year in Diyarbakir when Fevzi…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Watchdog orders Netflix to block 'Cuties' film in Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkey's broadcasting watchdog said on Thursday it will order Netflix to block access local to the soon-to-be-released film "Cuties" on grounds that it contains images of child exploitation.The ruling came ahead of the Sept. 9 international release of the French film on the U.S. online streaming service. It followed recent media reports of Turkish government interference in a separate planned Netflix series featuring a gay character.The plot of "Cuties" centres on an 11-year-old Muslim girl who "starts to rebel against her conservative family's traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance cr…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Bodies of 5 children found at Germany apartment. yenisafak.com German police found on Thursday bodies of five children at an apartment in the town of Solingen in western Germany.A 27-year-old mother is suspected of killing the children, sources told German Press Agency dpa.A police spokesperson in Wuppertal confirmed the news but did not give any further details.Investigation has begun, and the residential block is surrounded by police officers and emergency services. | *Writing and contribution by Iclal Turan in Ankara…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). US to redirect WHO funding to other UN programs. yenisafak.com The United States plans to redirect its funding for the World Health Organization to other United Nations programs after it withdraws from WHO next July, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.As part of its withdrawal, effective July 6, 2021, the United States will begin recalling officials from WHO offices and seek other partners to take over activities previously run by WH0, the department said in a statement.

yenisafak (2020-09-03). English tracing scheme shows weekly COVID-19 cases highest since May. yenisafak.com The weekly number of positive COVID-19 cases in England in late August was the highest since the end of May, the latest data from the test and trace scheme showed on Thursday.NHS Test and Trace said 6,732 new people tested positive for COVID-19 in England between 20 August and 26 August – an increase of 6% in positive cases compared to the previous week.Last week's figures had shown the first decline in weekly COVID-19 cases since July.There was an increase in the number of positive cases reached under the system, up to 81.4% from 75.2%, in the latest weekly figures, but a fall in the proportion of their contacts…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Akdamar Church to hold mass with COVID-19 measures. yenisafak.com Akdamar Church in Turkey's eastern province of Van will host the 8th special mass Sunday amid precautionary measures due to COVID-119. | The mass, which gathers thousands of local and international tourists in Van, will be held with a limited number of visitors this year as part of virus measures, Van Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez told Anadolu Agency. | The mass will be aired live. A team of 25 people will come from Istanbul to perform the ritual for which all necessary measures are in place, Bilmez added. Other visitors will not be allowed to the island during the mass, he underlined. | The 1,100-year-old Akdamar…

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-03). Germany Alleges Alexei Navalny Poisoned with Nerve Agent Used in Salisbury. globalresearch.ca In a Navalny …

news.un (2020-09-03). Alleged poisoning of Russian opposition leader a 'grave concern', says chemical weapons watchdog. news.un.org The allegation that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned by a Cold War-era nerve agent is "a matter of grave concern", the head of the UN-backed Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Thursday.

Andy Rowell (2020-09-03). "Humiliation": Exxon Dumped Out Dow Jones Industrial Index after Nearly 100 Years. globalresearch.ca The big financial news yesterday was that, despite the pandemic, Wall Street just recorded its best August in more than 30 years. | However history was also made in what is yet another seismic shift in the financial clout of the …

Tom Coburg (2020-09-03). 'People smugglers' allegedly bribed in pushback op under the watch of Aussie tipped for Brexit trade post. thecanary.co Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is

_____ (2020-09-03). Britain to join despised TTP: Wikileaks — "a huge transfer of power from people to big business" truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor — Originally published June 19th 2020: I have always maintained from the soon after the EU referendum that Brexit was a con. The team here at TruePublica have relentlessly warned that far from taking back control, Brexit was a trojan horse for big business. It was designed to gain more control and dominate …

Joan Walsh (2020-09-03). A Lawless Attorney General Hits New Lows. thenation.com A Lawless Attorney General Hits New Lows…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-09-03). The Reason Why Italy Deploys Its Fighters in Lithuania. globalresearch.ca In Europe civil air traffic is expected to drop by 60% this year compared to 2019, due to Covid-19 restrictions, putting more than 7 million jobs at risk. On the other hand, military air traffic is growing. | On Friday, August …

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-09-03). Paul Craig Roberts — Fed Will Have Problem When Gold Hits $3,000. thealtworld.com Former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration and award winning journalist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says the ideology fueling riots in America is "dangerous and anti-white." Dr. Roberts explains, "They are trying to give impunity to violence that is conducted in the name of opposing white racism. If you want to take action against white racism, which includes all white people because, by definition, if you are white, you are a racist. So, any violence against white racism is, therefore, tolerated because it would be illegitimate to try to stop that violence. This is the reason the Democrats have…

Global Research News (2020-09-03). Selected Articles: The Covid-19 Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a

Eliza Egret (2020-09-03). Israeli forces attack a 68-year-old Palestinian man using brutal knee-to-neck tactic. thecanary.co Once again, Israeli forces have been caught on camera using the brutal knee-to-neck tactic. This time it was to restrain a 68-year-old Palestinian man. | On 1 September, Khairy Hanoun was savagely attacked after a demonstration in the northern West Bank. He was protesting against the confiscation of his land. Video Bulldozing land: | Hanou…

Steve Topple (2020-09-03). The blame game just reached fever-pitch over the A-Levels shambles. thecanary.co The fallout over the A-Level chaos continues, despite the government's U-turn

Massay Crisanto (2020-09-03). Los 5 líderes garífunas siguen desaparecidos. thenation.com Los 5 líderes garífunas siguen desaparecidos…

Gregg Gonsalves (2020-09-03). You Think Things Couldn't Get Any Worse With the Pandemic? thenation.com You Think Things Couldn't Get Any Worse With the Pandemic?

Massay Crisanto (2020-09-03). 5 Garífuna Leaders Are Still Missing in Honduras. thenation.com 5 Garífuna Leaders Are Still Missing in Honduras…

Eric Alterman (2020-09-03). The Sycophants at Fox News. thenation.com The Sycophants at Fox News…

Stephen Kearse (2020-09-03). The Looter Is the Most Misunderstood Figure in American Politics. thenation.com The Looter Is the Most Misunderstood Figure in American Politics…

Dave Zirin (2020-09-03). The NFL Is Desperately Trying to Avoid a Players' Strike. thenation.com The NFL Is Desperately Trying to Avoid a Players' Strike…

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-09-03). Facebook's Business Model Thrives on the Virality of Hate. counterpunch.org A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article, "Facebook's Hate-Speech Rules Collide With Indian Politics," has blown the lid off Facebook's unholy alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the right-wing ruling party in India. In the August 14 article, WSJ reporters Newley Purnell and Jeff Horwitz detail how Ankhi Das, Facebook's high-flying public policy director

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-02). The U.S. is Determined to Make Julian Assange Pay for Exposing the Cruelty of Its War on Iraq. counterpunch.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. 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

_____ (2020-09-02). Documentary — The War On Journalism: The Case Of Julian Assange. popularresistance.org Journalists are under attack globally for doing their jobs. Julian Assange is facing a 175 year sentence for publishing if extradited to the United States. The Trump administration has gone from denigrating journalists as 'enemies of the people' to now criminalizing common practices in journalism that have long served the public interest. | Imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and editor Assange's extradition is being sought by the Trump administration, in a hearing to begin Sept. 7, for publishing U.S. government documents, which exposed war crimes and human rights abuses.

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 …

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…

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…

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.

teleSUR (2020-09-02). Ecuador: Judge Denies Protection To the Victims of an Oil Spill. telesurenglish.net In Ecuador, a provincial court Tuesday denied a protection action requested by social organizations for Indigenous peoples who were victims of an oil spill in the Amazon. | RELATED: | The Criminal Unit Judge Jaime Oña rejected a lawsuit that requested the adoption of precautionary measures to protect the victims, arguing that those affected can resort to administrative procedures. | The judge issued a null ruling…

sputniknews (2020-09-02). Jeff Bezos' Ex-Wife MacKenzie Scott Becomes World's Richest Woman. sputniknews.com Scott has boosted her bank account as shares of Amazon, where she owns a 4 percent stake, surged due to high demand for home deliveries amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer (2020-09-02). 'Disgusting,' Says Bernie Sanders of Amazon Job Post Seeking Anti-Union Psy-Ops Expert. commondreams.org Observers at VICE said the ads show the retail tech giant sees "labor organizing as one of the biggest threats to its existence." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-02). 'A Fiasco Is Clearly Foreseeable': USPS Watchdog Probe Found 1 Million Primary Ballots Likely Delivered Too Late to Count. commondreams.org Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the findings "more powerful proof that resources and reform are vital right away to prevent serious election mail delays and voting suppression." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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). 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). 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…

Staff (2020-09-02). Green New Deal Champion Ed Markey Defeats Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts. truthout.org Bolstered by an energized climate movement, small-dollar donors, and support from prominent progressive lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal champion Sen. Ed Markey on Tuesday fended off a Democratic primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy III, whose name recognition and late

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?>

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-09-02). Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Join Calls for Joy Reid Apology After 'Hurtful and Dangerous' Comment Comparing Trump to 'Violent' Muslim Leaders. commondreams.org The MSNBC host, who asked guests whether the president is "radicalizing" his followers like "leaders in the Muslim world," says her remarks have been taken out of context. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 . . . |

Albert Bender (2020-09-02). Following McGirt decision, Oneida Nation case continues string of Indigenous court victories. peoplesworld.org The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin won a long legal battle with the recent decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Oneida Nation v. Village of Hobart that its reservation is still intact. The decision is the direct result of the Supreme Court ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma, issued on July 9, declaring that the Creek Reservation in …

_____ (2020-09-02). Hundreds Of Lawyers File Complaint Against Judge Over Targeting Steven Donziger. popularresistance.org Dozens of legal organizations around the world representing more than 500,000 lawyers along with over 200 individual lawyers today submitted a judicial complaint documenting a series of shocking violations of the judicial code of conduct by United States Judge Lewis A. Kaplan targeting human rights lawyer Steven Donziger after he helped Indigenous peoples win a historic judgment against Chevron in Ecuador to clean up the pollution caused by decades of oil drilling with no environmental controls. | The complaint was formally filed by the National Lawyers Guild in conjunction with the International Association of D…

Joe Emersberger (2020-09-02). Reuters articles that mention Steven Donziger since November 2013. zcomm.org 1) Judge drags Donziger's ex-atty back in to court to represent him at conduct trial …By Sebastien Malo Steven Donziger, the American lawyer who spent more… Loretta Preska ordered Donziger's former lead defense attorney, Andrew… AUGUST 28, 2020 06: 06PM EDT 2) Lawyer who took on Chevron in Ecuador is disbarred in New York …By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK

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

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 …

Manuela Solé (2020-09-02). Venezuela's Maduro Grants Pardon to 110 Opposition Figures. venezuelanalysis.com The decision comes three months ahead of the next National Assembly elections.

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 …

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Teacher protests spread as COVID-19 rips through schools and universities
wsws.org | 2020-09-03
Protests and job actions by educators opposed to the unsafe opening of schools have spread across the country as the drive to reopen public schools and university has sparked a massive resurgence of COVID-19.
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Teacher protests spread as COVID-19 rips through schools and universities
wsws.org | 2020-09-03
Protests and job actions by educators opposed to the unsafe opening of schools have spread across the country as the drive to reopen public schools and universities has sparked a massive resurgence of COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/03/schl…

Amazon Rainforest and Brazil's Pantanal May Disappear Due to Illegal Deforestation and Arson
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
In Brazil, a serious environmental crisis is approaching. The Amazon Forest and the Brazilian Pantanal are suffering the direct consequences of deforestation and irregular exploitation of their natural resources, which are already beginning to threaten the very existence of these …
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Video: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
The national economies of 193 countries, member states of the United Nations were ordered to close down on March 11, 2020. The order came from above, from Wall Street, the World Economic Forum, the billionaire foundations. And corrupt politicians throughout …
globalresearch.ca/video-covid-gate-the-p…

'Dying to Fish': How Israeli Piracy Destroyed Gaza's Once Thriving Fishing Industry
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-03
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…
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Philippines: Trade unions call for release of vulnerable prisoners
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-03
The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) went to the Supreme Court grounds on Wednesday, September 2, to amplify the call for the release of minor, sick, elderly and other vulnerable detainees. | "We urge the Supreme Court to decisively act on the urgent petition of kin of sick, elderly and other vulnerable detainees. The petition was filed on April 8, and no action has been taken by the Supreme Court since. We ask the Supreme Court this on humanitarian grounds in this time of pandemic," said Eleanor de Guzman, KMU secretary for human rights. | KMU cited the fragile state of prisons as basis for the relea…
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President Maduro Invites UN, EU Observers to December Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-03
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Twitter that a letter had been sent to UN chief Antonio Guterres and the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell inviting them to send electoral observers as well as outlining the "broad electoral guarantees agreed for the upcoming parliamentary elections." | RELATED: | Venezuela: President Maduro Pardons 110 Politics Opponents | The move comes a day after Preside…
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Facebook Removes Right-Wing Disinformation Network
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-03
Facebook Tuesday informed it eliminated a U.S.-based disinformation network that was financed by Bolivia's Interim government as the company considered it a threat to democracy. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Lawmaker Accuses Interim Govt. of Encouraging COVID-19 | Besides posting information in favor of Bolivia's coup-born regime, such a network targeted Latin American users and offering them publications in support of political groups opposing Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and…
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Federal judge tackles police immunity law
Marjorie Cohn | mronline.org | 2020-09-03
The judge wrote, "If the Civil War was the only war in our nation's history dedicated to the proposition that Black lives matter, Reconstruction was dedicated to the proposition that Black futures matter, too."
mronline.org/2020/09/03/federal-judge-ta…

Perry Mason and the Case of the Careless Remake
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-03
Dennis Broe, noted film critic from New York and now writing from Paris, recently reviewed the new Perry Mason HBO series set in 1930s Los Angeles. As a special presentation with the author, the Marxist Education Project and Institute for the Radical Imagination present an extended discussion on the politics of the Perry Mason phenomenon …
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In Defence of Hegel
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-03
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born 250 years ago, on 27 August 1770. A towering genius with an encyclopaedic mind, Hegel revolutionised every field that he dedicated himself to. As Marxists, we owe him a tremendous debt.
mronline.org/2020/09/03/in-defence-of-he…

Lawsuit seeks redress for 1921 Tulsa massacre
Sean Murphy | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-03
Attorneys for victims and their descendants affected by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre filed a lawsuit in state court on Tuesday against the City of Tulsa and other defendants seeking reparations for the destruction of the city's once thriving Black district. The group, led by Tulsa attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons, contends Tulsa's long history of racial …
peoplesworld.org/article/lawsuit-seeks-r…

Putin Didn't Fall for Lukashenko's Claim that Poland Intends to Annex Belarus' Grodno Region
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
Lukashenko's entirely speculative claim last week about Poland's supposed intention to annex Belarus' Grodno region was nothing more than an attempt to trick Putin into "pulling a Crimea" by compelling him to comply with Russia's CSTO mutual defense obligations to …
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Putin "Can't Afford to See Belarus Fall" as Protests Calling for Lukashenko's Ouster Enter 4th Week
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-03
Mass protests entered their fourth week in Belarus to demand the ouster of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who claimed victory in the country's August 9 election that critics say was rigged. But Lukashenko shows no sign of backing down, and authorities have responded to protests with violence and arrests. Sadakat Kadri, a human rights lawyer and writer, says Russian President Vladimir Putin is invested in keeping Lukashenko in power. "He can't afford to see Belarus fall," Kadri notes.
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/3/belarus_lu…

For years, journalists cheered Assange's abuse. Now they've paved his path to a US gulag
Julian Assange | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
The decade-long saga that brought us to this point should appall anyone who cares about our increasingly fragile freedoms…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/for-years-journali…

The Number of Homeless People is About to Skyrocket
Howard Lisnoff | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
Much can be learned about a society from how it treats its most vulnerable members…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-number-of-home…

Amazon's Surveillance Can Boost Output and Possibly Limit Unions: Study
Nandita Bose | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
Amazon uses such tools as navigation software, item scanners, wristbands, thermal cameras, security cameras and recorded footage to surveil its workforce in warehouses and stores…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/amazons-surveillan…

CDC is ordering a ban on some residential evictions till December, 31, 2020
By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
CDC Eviction Ban Order That Goes Into Effect on 9/4/2020:…
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Monday 9/7: Stand Up for Julian Assange & All Journalists, Sept. 7, 2020, 12 noon
Anonymouse | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
Santa Cruz Clock Tower, top of Pacific Avenue, at Front St., Santa Cruz…
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Monday 9/7: Global Stand 4 Assange- Save His Life & Journalism
BayAction2FreeAssange | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
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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Russiagate Or Impeachment, Because Those Were Fake Things
Caitlin Johnstone | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
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…

US Determined To Make Assange Pay For Exposing The Cruelty Of Its War
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-03
The hearing that Assange will face has nothing to do with the reasons for his arrest from the embassy of Ecuador in London on April 11, 2019. He was arrested that day for his failure to surrender in 2012 to the British authorities, who would have extradited him to Sweden; in Sweden, at that time, there were accusations of sexual offenses against Assange that were dropped in November 2019. Indeed, after the Swedish authorities decided not to pursue Assange, he should have been released by the UK government. But he was not. | The true reason for the arrest was never the charge in Sweden; it was the desire of the U.
popularresistance.org/us-determined-to-m…

Amazon Posted Job To Monitor Employee's Efforts To Unionize
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-03
In a now-deleted job listing posted this week, Amazon advertised that it's looking to hire an "intelligence analyst" tasked with duties including snooping on workers' unionization efforts and reporting back to executives about their findings. | It's a sign of Amazon's escalating fight to stop its workers from organizing. The company has previously turned to unorthodox methods to quash unionization — its subsidiary Whole Foods built a heat map tool specifically for tracking unionization threats, Business Insider reported in April.
popularresistance.org/amazon-posted-job-…

Healing Needs to Happen: Kenosha Native Rep. Mark Pocan on Trump's Visit & the U.S. "Policing Problem"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-03
As Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden heads to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to meet with the family of Jacob Blake, we speak with Congressmember Mark Pocan, who was born and raised in Kenosha. "Clearly, what happened — someone shot in the back seven times, close range, in front of their children, by the police — was another example of the policing problem we have in this country," Pocan says. He also discusses Attorney General Barr's attacks on mail-in voting, his proposal to cut the Pentagon budget by 10% to make more funds available for COVID-19 and unemployment relief, and calls for those behind the…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/3/mark_pocan…

"Where Is the Accountability?" 23 Deaths at Fort Hood Prompt Commander's Removal, New Investigation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-03
The top commander at Fort Hood is removed from his post, and the U.S. Army has launched an investigation, after a series of murders and accusations of sexual abuse at the base, with 23 deaths at Fort Hood this year and 13 soldiers disappeared, killed or who died by suicide. In April, the remains of soldier Vanessa Guillén were found near the base, and the main suspect in that case killed himself in July shortly after he was accused of her murder. Her case sparked national outrage about sexual assault in the military and led to the introduction of legislation to make it easier for military personnel to report sexu…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/3/fort_hood

UN sends 65 trucks with aid to Idlib, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
The UN on Thursday dispatched 65 trucks with humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks crossed over into Syria's Idlib province from the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.Some 1,625 tons of basic food supplies will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-sends-65-truck…

Not interested in bringing Alexa into your house? That's OK, Amazon's working with your LANDLORD now
rt.com | 2020-09-03
Amazon has rolled out a whole-building version of its Alexa AI voice assistant for landlords, billing 'Alexa for Residential' as extending smart-home functionality to renters — tenants' consent apparently not required. | The e-commerce giant announced Alexa for Residential on Thursday, describing it as a feature "that makes having an Alexa-enabled home accessible for anyone, regardless of whether they rent or own their home." Tenants can link up their own Amazon account, but if they don't have one, no problem — they'll be placed on the building's system. | Landlords, Amazon explains, will have the o…
rt.com/usa/499823-amazon-alexa-residenti…

Trump Regime Sanctions ICC Officials for Investigating US War Crimes
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
Unlawfully imposed US sanctions on targeted nations, entities and individuals are weapons of war by other means. | On Wednesday, Pompeo said the Trump regime blacklisted ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and the court's Jurisdiction, Complementary, and Cooperation Division head Phakiso …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-sanctions…

Social Security in the crosshairs
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-03
President Trump could singlehanded kill the program…
nationofchange.org/2020/09/03/social-sec…

For Years, Journalists Cheered Assange's Abuse. Now They've Paved His Path to a US Gulag
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
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 …
globalresearch.ca/journalists-cheered-as…

For Black Immigrants, Police and ICE Are Two Sides of the Same Coin
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2020-09-03
More than 20 years ago, 23-year-old Amadou Diallo was gunned down in front of his apartment in the Bronx by the NYPD. Diallo had been walking home when four officers mistook him for a suspect in a rape investigation, firing a total of 41 shots at him and hitting him 19 times after mistaking his wallet for a gun. All four officers were later acquitted of charges related to his death., , Diallo's death sparked a massive protest movement in New York City, with echoes of this summer's demonstrations over the murder of George Floyd. Furious calls for police reform were dismissed by then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who…
aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/for-bl…

Closure of Border to Refugees Spreads Misery as US Tourists Vacation in Mexico
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-03
Over the past few months, conditions for migrants traveling through Mexico have grown worse. With most shelters still closed to new migrants because of the pandemic and the U.S. sending people who reach the border back within hours, many refugees and migrants in Mexico are living on the streets. | The restrictive measures being applied to migrants in the name of the pandemic are not being ap…
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EU urges Greece to respect rights of asylum seekers
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
"We fully expect the Greek authorities to act in accordance with the law. In case of any breach of EU law, we expect the authorities to investigate the facts and to appropriately follow up," Adalbert Janhz, the European Commission's spokesman on home affairs and citizenship, commented on recent remarks by Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.Plakiotakis — whose ministry is in charge of the coast guard — said on Wednesday that Greece this year stopped more than 10,000 migrants trying to cross to the country by boat."We had 68 cases of prevention and we succeeded in 3,000 people not entering our country" i…
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Lifting Embargo on American Non-lethal Arms to Cyprus Is Aimed Against Russia. US Militarization of the Eastern Mediterranean
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
Washington announced the lifting of the embargo to sell American-made non-lethal equipment to the Republic of Cyprus. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, told Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis over the phone on Tuesday that Washington decided to lift the …
globalresearch.ca/lifting-embargo-americ…

Power Rivalry in the East Mediterranean Continues Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
The summer of 2020 will certainly be remembered for many events, and most of them unrelated to the 21st century's first pandemic. In the East Mediterranean, four key events stand out among others this summer — tensions and hostilities between …
globalresearch.ca/power-rivalry-east-med…

Pompeo in Jerusalem: And the Walls Came Tumblin' Down
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
There has been considerable controversy regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Republican National Convention address pre-recorded at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem and aired last Tuesday night. As usual however, the discussion, if one m…
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-jerusalem-walls…

The Israel-UAE Deal isn't About Peace at All
Phyllis Bennis | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-03
In some ways, the U.S.-brokered plan for mutual recognition between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is big news. For more than a quarter of a century, only two Middle Eastern countries — Egypt and Jordan — had officially recognized Israel. None of the Gulf monarchies did. So, it was a pretty big deal when…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/03/the-israel-u…

Israel's Friends at the RNC: "Christian Zionists" Dictate the Agenda of the Republican Party
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-03
It is difficult — and futile — to argue which American president has historically been more pro-Israel. While former President Barack Obama, for example, has pledged more money to Israel than any other US administration in history, Donald Trump has provided Israel with a blank check of seemingly endless political concessions. Certainly, the unconditional backing …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/israels-frien…

Southern Africa Region Calls for Solidarity with Mozambique
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
Over the last several months the security situation in the Cabo Delgado province of the Republic of Mozambique has worsened in the aftermath of several armed attacks by a self-proclaimed Islamist group. | One strategic port town, Mocimboa da Praia, was …
globalresearch.ca/southern-africa-region…

Montenegro: Pro-Russia, pro-West parties win nearly same number of seats
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Montenegro's Sunday general election results blink an eye to the country's future policy in terms of its either Euro-Atlantic integration or tendency to lean more towards Russia and Serbia.Elections resulted in the long governing Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) winning the majority of the votes but losing in the majority in the National Assembly to the opposition wing.President Milo Djukanovic's pro-Western DPS, which ruled the country for 30 years, won 30 seats at the parliament, while the opposition For the Future of Montenegro alliance led by the Democratic Front (DF), leaning more towards Russia and Serb…
yenisafak.com/en/news/montenegro-pro-rus…

Montenegro: Muslims threatened with genocide
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Muslims living in Montenegro were threatened with genocide after the Sunday general election results showed the country's future policy leaning more towards Russia and Serbia. | Elections resulted in the long-governing Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) winning majority of the votes. But it lost majority in the National Assembly to the opposition For the Future of Montenegro alliance, led by the Democratic Front (DF), leaning more towards Russia and Serbia. | The DF is known for its anti-NATO stance and closeness to the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC). | Those who gathered around the churches sang Serbian nationa…
yenisafak.com/en/world/montenegro-muslim…

JCPOA Signatories in Vienna Reject Snapback Sanctions on Iran
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
Hegemon USA increasingly finds itself isolated on the world stage. | The harder it pressures, bullies, otherwise threatens and/or bludgeons other countries to bend to its will, the further its isolation longer-term. | On Tuesday, Joint Commission of the JCPOA signatories Russia, …
globalresearch.ca/jcpoa-signatories-vien…

From Cotton to Brinjal: Fraudulent GMO Project in India Sustained by Deception
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-03
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. …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/from-cotton-t…

Afghanistan: Near-record violence risks derailing imminent talks between Government and Taliban
news.un.org | 2020-09-03
The UN's top official in Afghanistan has warned that with the formal launch of direct peace negotiations imminent, near-record violence in the country is creating an atmosphere of mistrust that risks derailing long-sought talks between the Government and the Taliban.
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The November Election Is About Whiteness, Nothing Else
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-03
Tucker Carlson demonstrates some of the monstrous lies that Democrats and presstitutes tell with a straight face– | These extraordinary lies reveal the great extent of collapse in the moral fabric of our society. Such blatant lies demonstrate that power is the only political virtue for Democrats and that power has crowded out integrity, of which not one ounce can be found in the Democrat Party except for Tulsi Gabbard whose honesty the Democrats reject. Politicians have always been prone to exaggerate, overpromise, and stray from the truth, but today the lies are so fantastic that I doubt even dumbshit Amer…
thealtworld.com/paul_craig_roberts/the-n…

US Punishes ICC For Investigating Potential War Crimes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-03
The Trump administration has sought to weaken or abandon various international agencies since 2016. Now it's taking aim at the International Criminal Court, a global tribunal that investigates and prosecutes war crimes, torture and genocide. | Claiming the ICC's investigation into alleged war crimes by U.S. forces in Afghanistan poses a national security threat, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on June 11 effectively criminalizing anyone who works at the ICC. Its lawyers, judges, human rights researchers and staff could now have their U.S. bank accounts frozen, U.S. visas revoked and travel to the…
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International Criminal Court condemns US sanctions on its officials
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-03
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a press release on Wednesday, September 2, condemning the sanctions announced by the US against Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of ICC, and Phakisa Mochochoko, her aide and director of the ICC's Jurisdiction, Complementary and Cooperation Division. Both are investigating allegations of war crimes committed by US personnel in Afghanistan. | The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, announcing the imposition of economic sanctions on Bensouda and Mochochoko on Wednesday, said that "the United States will not tolerate ICC's reckless targeting" of its personnel. | The sanct…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/03/internati…

Bolivia: Lawmaker Accuses Interim Govt. of Encouraging COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-03
The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Edgar Montaño Wednesday accused the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez of reopening the borders so that a new strain of the coronavirus enters Bolivia and forces the elections to be postponed again. | RELATED: | Bolivia: The Añez Regime is Reluctant To Publish Senate's Laws | "They want to bring the new strain of the coronavirus," Montaño said and explained that an increase in cases would allow the Interim regime to justify changes…
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NBA players ignite sports-wide strike vs. police terror
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-09-03
Kenosha, Wis., became the epicenter of the anti-racist struggle after a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot seven times in the back at point-blank range by a white police officer on Aug. 23. Kenosha is 40 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin's biggest city. A recorded video showed that the unarmed . . . | Continue reading NBA players ignite sports-wide strike vs. police terror at Workers.org
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'Galvanize multilateral action', urges Assembly president at first in-person session since March
news.un.org | 2020-09-03
Adhering to physical-distancing guidelines, the General Assembly met fully in-person on Thursday for the first time in nearly six months, with its president urging all Members to "galvanize multilateral action…to deliver for all", as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
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Make COVID recovery 'a true turning point' for people and planet, Guterres urges, calling for concerted action by G20
news.un.org | 2020-09-03
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on governments to incorporate "meaningful" climate action in all aspects of recovery from the global pandemic.
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The meaning of a job
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-03
Robots may seem useful, but they advance unknown dangers to human lives.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/02/the-meanin…

El Salvador Decrees Prevention Alert Due To Tropical Storm Nana
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-03
El Salvador's Interior Minister Mario Duran Wednesday reported that his country issued a forecast alert for the possible increase in rainfall due to tropical storm Nana, which is passing through the neighboring countries of Guatemala and Honduras. | RELATED: Laura Causes Millionaire Losses in the US and the Caribbean | He also explained that the General Directorate of Civil Protection has issued a green or preventive alert nationwide, although "the country will not be affected by N…
telesurenglish.net/news/El-Salvador-Decr…

Mexico: Lower House Votes to End Presidential Immunity
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-03
Mexico's Lower House Wednesday approved a constitutional reform that, if supported by the Senate, would allow ex-presidents to be removed from their immunity and tried for corruption. | RELATED: | Mexico: AMLO's Popularity Increases Amid COVID-19 Pandemic | The constitutional reform received 420 votes in favor, 15 abstentions, and no vote against. This possible amendment will be passed on to the Senate, which will have the last word to allow former presidents to be tried for treas…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Lower-Hou…

Ecuador Continues To Contract Debt Amid Social Discontent
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-03
Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno Wednesday announced that his country will receive a US$2 billion loan from China, besides the US$6.5 billion that was negotiated with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). | RELATED: | Ecuador: Judge Denies Protection To the Victims of an Oil Spill | "During this year, we are also going to receive US$2 billion from the People's Republic of China," Moreno said and acknowledged that his administration reached a technical agreement with the IMF i…
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How the Israel-UAE Deal Could Leave Jordan Out in the Cold
Dr. Nicolai Due-Gundersen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
With the signing of the Abraham Accord, UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash praised the formalisation of Israeli ties as a "bold initiative of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed" that has frozen West Bank annexation to allow…
globalresearch.ca/how-israel-uae-deal-le…

1 of every 5 U.S. workers on jobless benefits, millions likely uncounted
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-03
WASHINGTON–More than 29 million people received jobless benefits in the week ending August 15, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, some 2.2 million more than the week before. That increase includes state-provided benefits and recipients of federal checks. But in the following week, ending August 22, actual new claims for state-only benefits rose from 825,761 …
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Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul's health deteriorates following hunger strike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-03
Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul launched a hunger strike last week after she was not allowed to meet her family members. Following the strike, she was allowed to do so but her health has declined…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/03/saudi-act…

Pakistan, Kashmir, and the Necessity of Dumping the Old and Embracing the New
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
The rapidly shifting geopolitical realities, every new emerging international security situation, and (especially) current circumstances in South Asia behoove Pakistan to treat the Kashmir issue as its top priority — and thankfully Islamabad is doing that. The recent statement by …
globalresearch.ca/pakistan-kashmir-neces…

Biden slams Trump on unsafe school reopening demand
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-03
WILMINGTON, Del.–Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is slamming his GOP foe, Oval Office occupant Donald Trump, for Trump's strong-arm demand that U.S. schools reopen their bricks-and-mortar buildings before it's safe to do so in the face of the coronavirus pandemic that's still sweeping the country. Biden's scathing criticism, at a September 2 press conference in …
peoplesworld.org/article/biden-slams-tru…

House confirms upcoming vote on decriminalization of marijuana at federal level
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-03
"Advocates are hopeful that real marijuana reform benefiting those most affected by the War on Drugs could be around the corner."
nationofchange.org/2020/09/03/house-conf…

US Federal Debt To Be Larger Than the Size of Economy in 2021
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-03
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Wednesday acknowledged that U.S. federal debt is projected to exceed the size of the economy for the FY 2021, the highest level since WW2. | RELATED: | US: Pandemic Hit California and Idaho the Hardest in August | In its "An Update to the Budget Outlook: 2020 to 2030" report, the CBO projects a federal budget deficit of US$3.3 trillion in FY 2020, which ends on Sept. 30, more than triple the shortfall recorded in 2019. | "That increase is mostl…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Federal-Debt-…

Beat back 'catastrophic effects' of COVID-19 on refugee education, urges UNHCR
news.un.org | 2020-09-03
While children in every country have struggled with the impact of COVID-19 on their education, refugee children have been particularly disadvantaged, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said, amid fears many may not be able to resume their studies due to school closures, high fees or lack of access to technology to learn remotely.
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Seven Shots in the Back: a Chant for Our Time
C. Douglas Lummis | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-03
Seven shots in the back. Seven shots in the back. THAT'LL TEACH THE S.O.B. TO TURN HIS F***'N BACK ON ME Seven shots in the back. Seven shots in the back Seven shots in the back WON'T THEY BE EXCITED WON'T THEY BE GLAD Seven shots in the back. Seven shots in the back Seven…
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Kerala rises against political murder of communist youth activists
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-03
Tens of thousands of people took part in the protest against the murder of two Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activists Haq Muhammed and Mithilaj in the Indian State of Kerala.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/03/kerala-ri…

Interview with Spokane DSA chair seized by unidentified cops while on way to protest
Jordan McGee | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-03
Logan was initially told the reason for his arrest was a warrant in Okanogan County, Washington, a place he has not been for nearly 20 years.
liberationnews.org/interview-with-spokan…

Fruits of Illegality: The NSA, Bulk Collection and Warrantless Surveillance
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
He has become part of the furniture when it comes to discussions about privacy rights and personal liberties, arguably an odd sort of thing for a man who also dealt in the shadows of intelligence secrets. But Edward Snowden has …
globalresearch.ca/fruits-of-illegality-t…

The Shooting Deaths in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Were Predictable and Avoidable
Howard Graves | splcenter.org | 2020-09-03
Last week, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of two protesters and the maiming of a third on the night of Aug. 25 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Responses by local law enforcement and militia groups illustrate the disastrous assumptions that made this incident all but inevitable.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/09/03/shoot…

What Can We Learn From Cuba? Medicare-for-All is a Beginning, Not the End Point
Don Fitz | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-03
Throughout the expansion of health care, both inside the country and internationally, Cuban doctors used "allopathic" medicine (based largely on drugging and cutting, which is the focus of US medical schools). But they simultaneously incorporated traditional healing and preventive medicine, as well as respecting practices of other cultures.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/03/what-can-we-…

How an "Act of God" Pandemic Is Destroying the West
Prof Michael Hudson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
The U.S. is Saving the Financial Sector, not the Economy | Before juxtaposing the U.S. and alternative responses to the corona virus's economic effects, I would like to step back in time to show how the pandemic has revealed a deep …
globalresearch.ca/act-god-pandemic-destr…

Lithuania Blocks the Development of Its Own Economy
Jonas Dringelis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
Admittedly, a lot of good happened over the last years in Lithuania, but unfortunately we have also see political leadership that is not interested in developing their own country. | Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slammed Lithuania's alleged "undemocratic methods" to …
globalresearch.ca/lithuania-blocks-devel…

India Implodes Its Own New Silk Road
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | There was a time when New Delhi was proudly selling the notion of establishing its own New Silk Road — from the Gulf of Oman to the intersection of Central and …
globalresearch.ca/india-implodes-own-new…

Crisis of Britain's NHS Hospitals: Surgeons at 50% Capacity Despite Record Waiting Times
Laura Donnelly | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
Official figures show that more than 50,000 people have waited a year for treatment — up from 1,117 a year ago. | It comes amid concern about a surge in positive Covid cases, with daily records showing 1,522 cases, up from …
globalresearch.ca/nhs-hospitals-mary-cel…

'The Franchise' Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of the '69 Miracle Mets
Ronald Blum | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-03
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Seaver transformed a franchise and captivated a city, setting enduring standards as he whipped his powerful right arm overhead for the Miracle Mets and dirtied his right knee atop major league mounds for two decades. A consummate pro and pitching icon, he finished fulfilled after a career remembered with awe …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-franchise-t…

The Leprechaun Anti-BLM Meme: Irish Americans, Drop This Inanity and Support BLM
Peter Crowley | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-03
Fear not, white people. Black people won't eat you. If they were to not be disproportionately killed by police and locked up in prison for things that you'd get a slap on the wrist for, it wouldn't hurt you. The resistance to black justice is clearly widespread, with even some terrorist acts against protesters in…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/03/the-leprecha…

Trump is Ready To Steal the Election
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-03
Stir Crazy! Episode 84: Today we are joined by TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery. Hosted by Kim Brown.
therealnews.com/stories/trump-is-ready-t…

Women are key to response and recovery out of the COVID era: Deputy UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-09-03
Young women are fighting interconnected battles for "environmental, economic and racial justice", the deputy UN chief said in a discussion on Thursday.
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The stage is set for a Venezuela October surprise
Leonardo Flores | mronline.org | 2020-09-03
Aggression against Venezuela from the U.S. has intensified in recent weeks and all signs are pointing towards an escalation ahead of elections in the U.S. and Venezuela.
mronline.org/2020/09/03/the-stage-is-set…

Important Questions and Answers on the COVID-19 Crisis. Saving Lives?
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
Do you think that "saving lives" is consistent with the prolonged closure of vital sectors of civil society? | Covid-19: profound impacts on the global economy | 2. Do you think that "saving lives" is compatible with preventing GPs from prescribing the …
globalresearch.ca/important-questions-an…

Israel Hits the Jackpot in UAE Investment Deal. "Betrayal of the Palestinian Cause"
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
Monday, the first historic commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) touched down, delivering US President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, and Israeli National Security Adviser Meir | …
globalresearch.ca/israel-hits-jackpot-ua…

108 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in 'trailer jail'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-03
The jail was only reporting 78 active cases, but this number doesn't include people who were already released or those who's test results have not come in yet, so the real number is likely much higher.
therealnews.com/columns/108-inmates-test…

SDS chapters from across the Midwest meet in Kenosha to protest Trump, police brutality
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-03
Kenosha, WI – In a gesture of solidarity, several Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapters, including Milwaukee and Minneapolis, met with Parkside SDS students to rally in protest of President Trump's visit to Kenosha on September 1. Trump, in a controversial decision, decided to assess the damage to various areas of the city in relation to civil unrest over several days. | The Kenosha uprising began August 23 in response to the near killing of Jacob Blake, 29, at the hands of Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey. Despite officials, including Governor Tony Evers, asking the president to postpone his…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/3/sds-chapt…

What Is Antifa? Mostly a Myth
Joseph Hayden | progressive.org | 2020-09-03
As the presidential election in November draws near, it's clear that conservatives are using the myth of antifa to pander to their base. But is it working?
progressive.org/op-eds/what-is-antifa-mo…

PDF of September 3 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-09-03
Download the 12-page PDF. Sports-wide strike vs. police terror! Kenosha's labor history ALSO: Capitalism's Gulf nightmare; U.S. TikTok ban; 'I want change!' Voices from Kenosha; Raleigh solidarity with Jacob Blake; What to do about November; Editorial Are athletes workers? Editorial Behind the crisis. Editorials: DNC scrutinized; Abolish the police. TEAR . . . | Continue reading PDF of September 3 issue at Workers.org
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Biden and Harris must challenge Trump and redefine 'law and order'
Tim Libretti | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-03
Donald Trump has repeatedly declared himself the "law and order" candidate, wearing this mantle proudly. At last week's Republican National Convention, the array of speakers trumpeted this slogan again and again as the dominant chord of Trump's otherwise ill-defined policy platform. "Law and order" isn't just the definitive slogan of Trump's candidacy; it's deployed as …
peoplesworld.org/article/biden-and-harri…

Wisconsin man who says he marched with Rittenhouse in Kenosha was immersed in White Supremacist propaganda
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-03
Ryan Balch, a 31-year-old Wisconsin man who joined Kyle Rittenhouse and a contingent of militia conducting armed patrols in Kenosha, used his social media accounts to link to a Nazi propaganda video.
mronline.org/2020/09/03/wisconsin-man-wh…

Britain's Coming Winter of Discontent — What It Looks Like
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-09-03
By TruePublica Editor: The summer recess is over — and now we are staring at reality — like a loaded gun at Russian roulette. Our future is now made up of trigger pulls, of 'ifs.' What if Covid comes back just as bad, what if we have a really cold winter and the NHS is …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/britains-coming-winter-of-discontent-what-it-looks-like/

Memorial for all lives lost in Florida prisons
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-03
Tallahassee, FL – Grey clouds and rain filled the Florida sky as over 50 mourners from across the state of Florida gathered on the lawn in front of the Florida State Capitol, August 22, to pay their final respects to those whose lives have been taken by the inhumane conditions, gross mistreatment and neglect incarcerated persons inside Florida prisons face every day from guards and abusive government officials. | Who remembers and mourns for those killed by state violence when those deaths are hidden and written off as insignificant by the state itself? "Every year during Black August we commemorate the death of…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/3/memorial-…

Tunisian parliament votes to approve third government in less than a year
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-03
Hichem Mechichi's government won the majority in the parliament although many members expressed reservations with it and voted for it only to avoid early elections…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/03/tunisian-…

Deputy fired and arrested for assaulting handcuffed woman on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-03
"His actions are unacceptable, and I will not have it from any of my deputies."
nationofchange.org/2020/09/03/deputy-fir…

Video: Justice Rising. 9/11 in 2020
AE911Truth | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is thrilled to present "Justice Rising," an online conference on the continuing struggle for 9/11 justice and the destructive trajectory of…
globalresearch.ca/video-justice-rising-9…

Bad Medicine: Weaponizing Government Resources for Partisan Politics
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-03
It doesn't matter who you vote for or what political party you do or don't belong to, when it comes to funding government it's taxpayers of all stripes who pick up the tab. Now, at both the national and state level, the new, nefarious, and open weaponization of government resources for partisan political purposes has…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/03/126807/

COVID-19 vaccine: Emergency use authorization?
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-03
Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the decision of the US Food and Drug Administration to declare September 3 as the potential target date for the release of a vaccine for COVID-19…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/03/covid-19-…

Trump administration proposes oil and gas lease sale in California while wildfires continue to ravage the region
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-03
"We've blocked any new federal leasing in California in court for eight years now, and we'll fight this too."
nationofchange.org/2020/09/03/trump-admi…

Why Evicting Millions During a Pandemic is Bad For Our Democracy
aclu.org | 2020-09-03
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, people across the country face the economic devastation left in its wake. Along with staggering unemployment numbers, millions of renters now face eviction — a situation made even more dire by the global health crisis. Congress responded by instating an eviction moratorium for more than 12 million rental units across the country. But that moratorium expired on July 24th. This week, the Center for Disease Control introduc…
aclu.org/news/racial-justice/why-evictin…

Lebanon struggles to rebuild after Beirut blasts
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-03
Lebanon has a new prime minister in Mustapha Adib but to many, he is part of the same corrupt and inefficient old leadership that created the crisis in the country…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/03/lebanon-s…

The Twilight of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-03
Melvin GOODMAN | 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…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/03/th…

Biden no nos salvará– °Mantenla en las calles!
Nathaniel Chase | workers.org | 2020-09-03
A medida que se acercan las elecciones de noviembre, aumentará la presión sobre las organizaciones revolucionarias dentro de los Estados Unidos para que se alinien con el Partido Demócrata y respalden a Joe Biden. El argumento que se hace a menudo es que se necesita un presidente demócrata para . . . | Continue reading Biden no nos salvará– °Mantenla en las calles! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/09/51046/?utm_source=rs…

Belarus overthrow campaign aims to destroy last traces of Soviet socialism
Kristian Carter | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-03
Our television screens are currently awash with images of protesters on the streets of Belarusian towns and cities. Images of masses of civilians holding red and white flags are flooding the European media. Rolling news footage of presidential candidates meeting high-ranking EU officials is part of a sustained campaign to give defeated candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya …
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Putin Wants Belarus Dictator to Retain Power — But the Masses Are Still Rising
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-03
Mass protests entered their fourth week in Belarus to demand the ouster of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who claimed victory in the country's August 9 election that critics say was rigged. But Lukashenko shows no sign of backing down, and authorities have responded to protests with violence and arrests. Sadakat Kadri, a human rights lawyer and writer, says Russian President Vladimir Putin is invested in keeping Lukashenko in power. "He can't afford to see Belarus fall," Kadri not…
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Putin "Can't Afford to See Belarus Fall"
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-03
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Some reflections on Occupied Iraq
Mike Phipps | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
The continued Occupation and denial of Iraq's sovereignty remains a crime…
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Boats, Bills and and Boris the Bank Engine
Extinction Rebellion | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
As I get older, I fall more and more in love with all the facets of being alive here on Earth. I grieve for the hollowness of what we are told is a happy existence as human beings…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/boats-bills-and-an…

The Stage Is Set for a Venezuela October Surprise
Leonardo Flores | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
Senator Marco Rubio has been advising the Trump administration that military action against Venezuela would "ensure Florida's Electoral College votes in November…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-stage-is-set-f…

The era of modern protest belongs to the American left
Anthony Dimaggio | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
Left and right-wing movements in the US are falsely framed as equally energized, but BLM is the only true mass movement supported by a majority of Americans…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-era-of-modern-…

Trump's Kenosha Tour Was Another Crude Appeal to White Grievance
Nicholas Powers | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
The stakes are high. The nation is being led to a precipice by a man so desperate to not take responsibility for the multiple crises he made worse that he is willing to fan the flames so the smoke gets in our eyes.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumps-kenosha-tou…

The Post-Capitalist Hit of the Summer
Yanis Varoufakis | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
Ever since COVID-19 collided with the enormous bubble governments have been using to re-float the financial sector since 2008, booming equity markets became compatible with wholesale economic implosion. That became clear on August 12…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-post-capitalis…

Is there life beyond plastic?
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
Plastics pollution has a direct and deadly effect on wildlife. Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/is-there-life-beyo…

The Sports Strikes Against Racism Have Not Been Coopted
Dave Zirin | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
Even as the energy of the last week is being steered in a safer direction and away from labor militancy, we still don't know how this story is going to end…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-sports-strikes…

Meet the New Yes Man on Trump's COVID Task Force
Yasmeen Abutaleb | zcomm.org | 2020-09-03
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, that the threat was receding, that the country should reopen."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/meet-the-new-yes-m…

Black, White, Brown, Young, Old, Raise Fists in Resistance to Racist Police Practices
Solidarity in Tiburon | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
Tiburon police questioned the owners of Yema, a store on Main Street in Tiburon, in an incident of racial profiling. The officers insisted the merchant, who is Black, show proof that he really did belong inside the store he owns. On August 29 protesters showed solidarity with the store owner and with one another at a protest in front of the police station.
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Thursday 9/10: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes since the George Floyd Uprising
Memorial Committee | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
Lake Merritt Amphitheater (Oakland)…
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On the prohibition of the war of aggression
Ruprecht Grossmann | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
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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Defunding Towards a New Vision of Health and Safety
Vicki Jones | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
The movement to defund the police has taken off in Santa Cruz. What is it, and what kind of community resources do Santa Cruz locals want to see developed?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/02/1883639…

Saturday 9/12: When Black Power Meets Animal Rights
Animal Liberation Conference | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
Online…
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Trump regime is in lockstep with the KKK and fascist armed militias
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
Black Lives Matter Protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin:…
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San Francisco Gets Ready for November 4
Shield Training and Faceoff | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
March for the Dead was a rehearsal for November…
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Saturday 9/5: $100/pint dirt in situ, the case against land speculation
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-09-03
Online…
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Trump Incites Vigilante Violence Against Peaceful Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-03
In the week since a fascistic gunman killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin and seriously wounded a third, the Trump administration and its allies within the media and political establishment have defended the killings and the murderer. | The actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Trump supporter who had previously attended Trump rallies, are the direct outcome of the incitement by this administration itself. It occurred during the week of the Republican National Convention, as speaker after speaker railed against the "radical left" and demanded the restoration of "law and order" in response to the prote…
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Let's Tell Lies
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-03
In the Spanish-speaking world, there is a very peculiar children's song: "Let's Tell Lies". Through the hilarious repetition of verses and a catchy melody, there is a succession of absurd situations that delight children. Comedy is an exercise where reality is alienated so that laughter is achieved. The song made us remember what took place in recent days in the United States Senate, during a hearing with the ineffable Elliott Abrams -who despite greatly resembling a known villain of a children's program who unsuccessfully chases blue pixies, continues to be Donald Trump's macabre political operator. That country…
popularresistance.org/lets-tell-lies/

This Public US University Has Seen Grades Soar Despite COVID-19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-03
If anywhere was going to take a pummeling from the coronavirus, you'd think it would be a place like Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. | Georgia State is not a glamorous flagship university — that would be the University of Georgia in Athens, the spiritual home of the Bulldogs, REM and the B-52s. It's more of a workhorse public institution, with a large population of students who come from low-income households and have to work at least one paying job outside their studies to make ends meet.
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Connecting Beyond The Height Of Emergency
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-03
Three months ago, protests in Minneapolis gave way to a national uprising. Ushering in a new focus on racial justice, the uprisings have challenged the way people relate to one another and how some talk about community safety. Coupled with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, the uprisings have forced people to rethink how to protect their communities through strengthening their bonds with one another. | Mutual aid groups and block-level community defense are two ways people shifted beyond traditional American individualism. A climate organizer with TakeAction Minnesota, Magdalena Kaluza said that in the midst of…
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Groups Sue Trump Administration To Protect Clean Water
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-03
Washington, D.C. — American Indian and Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice, sued the Trump administration over its attempt to weaken clean water protections. The rule changes proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would force states and Tribes to accept damaging and unwanted pipelines and other fossil fuel projects on their lands. The EPA reverses its long-standing interpretation of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act in a move that is contrary to the language, purpose, and intent of the statute.
popularresistance.org/groups-sue-trump-a…

New Month Brings Added Urgency To Minneapolis' Housing Needs
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-03
Minneapolis, MN — Advocates for people without housing are meeting today outside of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board headquarters, hours after a sanctuary encampment in the Phillips area was cleared by police. They're demanding immediate sanctuary for the Safe Haven Encampment (SHE), a sanctuary camp for women and children, along with "any other park who is asking for a consideration to exist." | Two weeks ago, community members demanded that the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) amend Resolution 2020-267 to guarantee no evictions.
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The US Expeditionary Kleptocracy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-03
Of course, a desperate US military — and its Washington masters — had an expedient solution for the ethno-sectarian strife they'd catalyzed: consider it the Lebanon formula. So America's orientalist ambassadors — most, staggeringly young Republican stalwarts with no knowledge of the Mideast — imported France's imperial Levantine blueprint. Essentially, this meant sectarian quotas and preferences for political office: a Kurdish president, Sunni parliamentary speaker, and Shia prime minister. The French have actually added the term for this disastrous recipe — libanisation — to t…
popularresistance.org/the-us-expeditiona…

Do Any Lives Actually Matter?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-03
If there is one expression that has defined the political arguments of 2020 it is Black Lives Matter and its many derivatives like All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter and so on. But why is this the case? There is something in these statements that is very powerful, political and deeply ideological. Something about this reasoning is very effective. So, let's take a look at its internal mechanics. When people scream Black Lives Matter what do they really mean and why this particular wording has dominated recent political discourse? | Image: Just what exactly would lives "mattering" look like? | A Utopian Statement…
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CIA's Addiction to Afghanistan War
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-03
Afghanistan's geography is a double edged sword. Being in the exact middle of the Old World has made it a target for conquest over and over again. Watch the video and read more in the article by Finian Cunningam.
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Pompeo in Jerusalem: And the Walls Came Tumblin' Down
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-03
There has been considerable controversy regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Republican National Convention address pre-recorded at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem and aired last Tuesday night. As usual ho…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/03/po…

The Heat: Shinzo Abe's resignation. What's the impact?
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-09-03
Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, announced last Friday that he is stepping down after leading his country for almost eight years. Abe, who is 65 years old, says he is resigning because of ill health. He will remain in office until a successor is named. …
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Many nations falling behind on global efforts to cut chronic disease deaths
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-03
Many countries are falling behind on global commitments to cut premature deaths from chronic diseases such as diabetes, lung cancer and heart disease.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203373/many-nations-falling-behind-global-efforts

Four Imperial engineers win ERC Starting Grants worth €6 million
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-03
Four Imperial engineers have won European Research Council Starting Grants worth €6 million in total.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203013/four-imperial-engineers-erc-starting-grants

The right attacks Gary Linekar over his plans to house a refugee in his home
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-03
Gary Lineker stated that "providing a new start" represents "the best of Britain's values" as he prepares to welcome a refugee in his home. The Match Of The Day host is waiting for his application to house a refugee to be approved.Some on the right, however, have accused the host of "virtue signalling". Others have pointed out the hypocrisy of their position."Why not?": "I have been thinking of doing something like that for a while," Linekar told the Daily Mirror."My kids are all grown up so I've got plenty of room so if I can help on a temporary basis then I'm more than happy to do so. Why not?" | Providi…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/09/03/the-rig…

NSA Surveillance Program Exposed by Snowden was Illegal, Rules Appeals Court
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-03
An appeals court ruled Wednesday that a National Security Agency (NSA) telephone dragnet program designed to collect data on millions of American citizens without warrants violates a law specially designed to prevent abuse of the government's spying capabilities. | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that the NSA's program may have violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The progr…
truthout.org/articles/nsa-surveillance-p…

Plutocrats Control the US Political System, But They Can Still Be Defeated
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-03
The U.S. populace leans strongly to the left, yet the right-wing Republican Party continues to win elections, control government and enact a far right policy agenda. For example, in 2001 and 2003, and again in 2017, Republicans enacted tax cuts that delivered 80 percent of the benefits to the richest 1 percent, which even most Republicans don't favor…
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The Fed Invested Public Money in Fossil Fuel Firms Driving Environmental Racism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-03
In April, the price of oil fell so far so fast that oil futures contracts went negative. Oil prices have recovered somewhat, but not enough to ever return the industry to its prior state. Analysts predict the U.S. has reached peak oil production and will never again "return to the record 13 million barrels of oi…
truthout.org/articles/the-fed-invested-p…

Decades-Old Gang Laws Are Being Used to Target Black Lives Matter Protesters
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-03
This story was originally published by The Appeal, a nonprofit criminal justice news site. | On July 9, Madalena McNeil bought several buckets of red paint, a ladder, and paint rollers from a Salt Lake City Home Depot store. Later that night, she accompanied two dozen other people to a demonstration outside the Salt Lake County District Attorney's office, amidst ongoing nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd by…
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In the Worst of Times, the Billionaire Elite Plunder Working Class America
Nick Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-03
In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented economic collapse, mass unemployment, hunger and desperation, the stock market is booming and the richest of the rich are richer than ever before. Since March, more than 58 million people in the U.S. have filed for unemployment. The Internal Revenue Service now predicts that the U.S. economy…
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Merkel says response to Navalny poisoning depends on Russia
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Speaking at a news conference with the Swedish Prime Minister, she said she had nothing further to add to her statement on Wednesday when she condemned the attempted murder of a Russian opposition figure and demanded Moscow's help.
yenisafak.com/en/world/merkel-says-respo…

Watchdog orders Netflix to block 'Cuties' film in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Turkey's broadcasting watchdog said on Thursday it will order Netflix to block access local to the soon-to-be-released film "Cuties" on grounds that it contains images of child exploitation.The ruling came ahead of the Sept. 9 international release of the French film on the U.S. online streaming service. It followed recent media reports of Turkish government interference in a separate planned Netflix series featuring a gay character.The plot of "Cuties" centres on an 11-year-old Muslim girl who "starts to rebel against her conservative family's traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance cr…
yenisafak.com/en/life/watchdog-orders-ne…

Facebook to block new political ads before US election
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Facebook said Thursday it would not accept new political ads in the week before the US presidential election.The move announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg aims to "help secure the integrity of the US elections by encouraging voting, connecting people to authoritative information, and reducing the risks of post-election confusion," according to the company.It said it would remove posts that claim people will get COVID-19 if they take part in voting."We'll attach a link to authoritative information about the coronavirus to posts that might use COVID-19 to discourage voting," the company said in a statement. It will als…
yenisafak.com/en/news/facebook-to-block-…

Bodies of 5 children found at Germany apartment
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
German police found on Thursday bodies of five children at an apartment in the town of Solingen in western Germany.A 27-year-old mother is suspected of killing the children, sources told German Press Agency dpa.A police spokesperson in Wuppertal confirmed the news but did not give any further details.Investigation has begun, and the residential block is surrounded by police officers and emergency services. | *Writing and contribution by Iclal Turan in Ankara…
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Ertugrul's Dogan Alp sends message to Pakistani fans in Urdu
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Turkish actor Cavit àáetin Gàºner, who played Dogan Alp in the globally-popular historical drama "Resurrection: Ertugrul," posted an Instagram story apologizing to disappointed fans for canceling a planned visit to his "second home" Pakistan.The Turkish actor revealed that he was forced to postpone the trip after the entire travel plan, which was organized by a Pakistani lawyer living in Turkey, turned out to be a scam."I apologize to the Pakistanis. In Turkey, I met a man named Musawair Abbasi, who was a lawyer, and we talked and agreed on a business plan. However, later I found out that the business…
yenisafak.com/en/life/ertugruls-dogan-al…

Thailand reports first domestic coronavirus case in 100 days
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Thailand on Thursday reported its first local coronavirus transmission in more than 100 days, officials said, after a man who was recently imprisoned failed a routine test at a Bangkok jail.The man, 37, tested positive on Wednesday during scheduled weekly testing, the Department of Corrections said in a statement, adding that he had not travelled abroad or been in close contact with a known positive case.The man, a former nightclub DJ, has since been hospitalized and prisoners who came into contact with him have been isolated.All of Thailand's cases in the past three months have been imported and detected in quar…
yenisafak.com/en/world/thailand-reports-…

Akdamar Church to hold mass with COVID-19 measures
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Akdamar Church in Turkey's eastern province of Van will host the 8th special mass Sunday amid precautionary measures due to COVID-119. | The mass, which gathers thousands of local and international tourists in Van, will be held with a limited number of visitors this year as part of virus measures, Van Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez told Anadolu Agency. | The mass will be aired live. A team of 25 people will come from Istanbul to perform the ritual for which all necessary measures are in place, Bilmez added. Other visitors will not be allowed to the island during the mass, he underlined. | The 1,100-year-old Akdamar…
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UN calls for probe into rights violations in Kashmir
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
The UN has again called on India to probe alleged cases of forced disappearance and mass graves in Jammu and Kashmir. In a letter this week addressed to the Indian government, at least nine UN rapporteurs also asked New Delhi to reconsider the closure of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in the disputed region."We urge [India]…and local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to undertake prompt, thorough and impartial investigations into all alleged enforced disappearances…and take measures to identify the remains in each of the thousands of unmarked graves," said the letter, which was posted to the governme…
yenisafak.com/en/news/un-calls-for-probe…

Russian FM praises 3rd round of Syrian peace talks
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov praised on Thursday the results of the third round of the Syrian peace talks in Geneva."Not everything was resolved, not everything was agreed upon, but in general, we consider the meeting fruitful and meaningful," Lavrov said at a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen in Moscow.He urged Pedersen to step up efforts in repatriation of Syrians who want to return, saying it will help ease "the unbearable burden borne by the refugees host countries, primarily Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey".In turn, Pedersen joined Lavrov's assessments, saying he did not expect "mira…
yenisafak.com/en/news/russian-fm-praises…

US to redirect WHO funding to other UN programs
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
The United States plans to redirect its funding for the World Health Organization to other United Nations programs after it withdraws from WHO next July, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.As part of its withdrawal, effective July 6, 2021, the United States will begin recalling officials from WHO offices and seek other partners to take over activities previously run by WH0, the department said in a statement.
yenisafak.com/en/world/us-to-redirect-wh…

Turkish director to be honored at Venice Film Festival
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek will receive the special SIAE Award on Thursday at the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, which kicked off amid strict safety measures and fewer celebrities due to the coronavirus pandemic.Ozpetek has shot many of his movies in Italy, where he has been based for years, including the latest, La Dea Fortuna (The Fortune Goddess), which was successfully screened in Italian theatres before the COVID-19 outbreak hit the country hard in late February.The popular director — who has been often celebrated by the Venice Film Festival — will receive the SIAE Award as part o…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-director-t…

At least 25 Palestinian groups call for general elections
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
Several Palestinian civil society and rights groups on Thursday urged leadership to conduct presidential and parliamentary elections.Signed by 25 Palestinian groups, a letter was handed over to Hanna Nasser, the chairman of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission, ahead of the intra-Palestinian meeting scheduled to take place in the evening.Addressing a press conference in front of the Elections Commission office in Ramallah, Issam Arouri, director-general of Jerusalem Legal Aid Center, said the letter will be presented to President Mahmoud Abbas and the heads of Palestinian groups, asking them to conduct pa…
yenisafak.com/en/world/at-least-25-pales…

English tracing scheme shows weekly COVID-19 cases highest since May
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
The weekly number of positive COVID-19 cases in England in late August was the highest since the end of May, the latest data from the test and trace scheme showed on Thursday.NHS Test and Trace said 6,732 new people tested positive for COVID-19 in England between 20 August and 26 August – an increase of 6% in positive cases compared to the previous week.Last week's figures had shown the first decline in weekly COVID-19 cases since July.There was an increase in the number of positive cases reached under the system, up to 81.4% from 75.2%, in the latest weekly figures, but a fall in the proportion of their contacts…
yenisafak.com/en/world/english-tracing-s…

Turkey: Family reunites with son kidnapped by PKK
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
One more family on Thursday reunited with its son kidnapped by the PKK terrorist organization in southeastern Turkey.An aggrieved family's longing has come to an end as Erkan Akkus, abducted and took to the mountains by the terrorists four years ago, surrendered to the Turkish security forces.The Akkus family was known for joining a sit-in protest against the YPG/PKK terror group in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, outside the office of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which the government accuses of having links to the terrorist organization.The protest began on Sept. 3 last year in Diyarbakir when Fevzi…
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US advances WHO exit, reallocating funds, personnel
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
The US announced Thursday it began to take additional measures to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO), reallocating funds and staff from the global health authority.State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said "the next steps" include the "redirection of American resources" following US President Donald Trump's announcement of an exit in May.Funds that were supposed to be appropriated to the WHO by the end of the fiscal year that concludes in September will instead be given to other UN organizations."In addition, through July 2021, the United States will scale down its engagement with the WHO, t…
yenisafak.com/en/news/us-advances-who-ex…

Netflix India's 'Bad Boy Billionaires' show on hold following court order
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-03
The release of a Netflix series on four Indian tycoons facing fraud allegations has been put on hold following a state court order, two sources said on Thursday, in the latest legal tussle faced by the U.S. streaming giant in a key market.The "Bad Boy Billionaires: India" documentary series about liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy of the Sahara group, founder and former head of Satyam Computer Services Ramalinga Raju and jeweller Nirav Modi was set for release this week.The Araria district court in eastern Bihar state last week ordered a stay on its release after the Sahara group argued it would damage Roy's…
yenisafak.com/en/life/netflix-indias-bad…

'I absolutely cancel myself': African studies professor says she FAKED BEING BLACK most of her adult life, admits she is white
rt.com | 2020-09-03
African studies professor Jessica Krug of George Washington University has come out of the race closet, admitting she has faked being black much of her adult life after growing up as a "white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City." | "I am not a culture vulture, I am a culture leech," Krug said Thursday in a Medium.com post. She added, "Every move I've made, every relationship I've formed, has been rooted in the napalm toxic soil of lies." | Krug, who is an associate professor at p…
rt.com/usa/499827-fake-black-professor-k…

No joke zone: Twitter mob CANCELS Twenty One Pilots' frontman Tyler Joseph for visual pun on 'using platforms' for social issues
rt.com | 2020-09-03
Tyler Joseph, member of the American pop band Twenty One Pilots, had to go through a round of self-flagellation for the crime of ridiculing the use of social media for public good, raising the ire of the online mainstream. | Joseph had employed a little bit of creativity to take a swipe at fans that apparently urged him to spread some socially-important message across various social media platforms. | The 31-year-old musician uploaded a pair of photos of himself wearing extremely high platform trainers. "You guys keep asking me to use my platforms. Feels good to dust these bad boys off," reads the caption to t…
rt.com/usa/499778-tyler-joseph-bashed-tw…

Much ado about nothing: Political advertisements don't really persuade people at all, Yale study finds
rt.com | 2020-09-03
While both major US political parties spend billions of dollars bombarding the population with political ads, a new study from Yale University found that the commercials have little to no effect on voters. | The new study found that regardless of the content or audience, TV political ads have little effect on voters, despite their own leanings or the timing of the ads relative to current events. | "There's an idea that a really good ad, or one delivered in just the right context to a targeted audience, can influence voters, but we found that political ads have consistently small persuasive effects across a ran…
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Germany Alleges Alexei Navalny Poisoned with Nerve Agent Used in Salisbury
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
In a statement [1] released Wednesday morning, Germany's federal government said special toxicology tests carried out on Alexei Navalny since he arrived from Russia had given "unequivocal proof" that a Novichok agent had been used on the Russian dissident. | Navalny …
globalresearch.ca/germany-alleges-alexei…

Alleged poisoning of Russian opposition leader a 'grave concern', says chemical weapons watchdog
news.un.org | 2020-09-03
The allegation that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned by a Cold War-era nerve agent is "a matter of grave concern", the head of the UN-backed Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Thursday.
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"Humiliation": Exxon Dumped Out Dow Jones Industrial Index after Nearly 100 Years
Andy Rowell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
The big financial news yesterday was that, despite the pandemic, Wall Street just recorded its best August in more than 30 years. | However history was also made in what is yet another seismic shift in the financial clout of the …
globalresearch.ca/exxon-dumped-out-dow-j…

'People smugglers' allegedly bribed in pushback op under the watch of Aussie tipped for Brexit trade post
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-09-03
Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is tipped to either job-share…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2020/…

Kurds have a message on World Peace Day
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-03
Democracy Peter BoyleIssue 1279 Australia World Peace Day Democratic Kurdish Community of NSW SydneySeptember 3, 2020W…
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Britain to join despised TTP: Wikileaks — "a huge transfer of power from people to big business"
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-09-03
TruePublica Editor — Originally published June 19th 2020: I have always maintained from the soon after the EU referendum that Brexit was a con. The team here at TruePublica have relentlessly warned that far from taking back control, Brexit was a trojan horse for big business. It was designed to gain more control and dominate …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/britain-to-join-despised-ttp-wikileaks-a-huge-transfer-of-power-from-people-to-big-business/

A Lawless Attorney General Hits New Lows
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2020-09-03
A Lawless Attorney General Hits New Lows…
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The pandemic is reshaping our sex lives. Is cybersex our future?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-03
As school sex education programs have been cut back and replaced with an abstinence-only standard under the Trump-Pence administration, the LGBTQI community has picked up the slack developing curricula and resources to guide young adults into sex-positive and safe sex life choices.
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The Reason Why Italy Deploys Its Fighters in Lithuania
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
In Europe civil air traffic is expected to drop by 60% this year compared to 2019, due to Covid-19 restrictions, putting more than 7 million jobs at risk. On the other hand, military air traffic is growing. | On Friday, August …
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Elected officials and unions urge HEROES Act passage; blast Trump and McConnell
Ben Sears | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-03
PHILADELPHIA–Lowell Elementary School resembles many of the over 200 public schools in Philadelphia–brick and mortar surrounded by cracked sidewalks and an urban neighborhood, where in some cases, generations of family members have attended. Lowell, however, happens to be the school where Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Penn., started his education and where his mother worked for years …
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Paul Craig Roberts — Fed Will Have Problem When Gold Hits $3,000
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-03
Former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration and award winning journalist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says the ideology fueling riots in America is "dangerous and anti-white." Dr. Roberts explains, "They are trying to give impunity to violence that is conducted in the name of opposing white racism. If you want to take action against white racism, which includes all white people because, by definition, if you are white, you are a racist. So, any violence against white racism is, therefore, tolerated because it would be illegitimate to try to stop that violence. This is the reason the Democrats have…
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Your Right to Your Opinion Ends with My Right to Might
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-03
No ruling class could survive if it wasn't attentive to its own interest consciously trying to anticipate control/ initiate events at home & abroad both overtly & secretly. The dirty truth is that many people find fascism to be not particularly horrible. — Michael Parenti, 1 POLITICS AND ISSUES, Fascism In a Pinstriped Suit, p. …
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All the Latest About Trump's War on Our Public Postal Service
Sarah Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-03
Less than two months after Trump ally and GOP megadonor Louis DeJoy took the helm of the U.S. Postal Service, the House of Representatives met in an emergency session to address widespread fears about potential sabotage of this vital public agency at a time when it is needed more than ever to deliver medicine and…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/03/all-the-late…

Selected Articles: The Covid-19 Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-03
If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a donation or becoming a member. Your …
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Israeli forces attack a 68-year-old Palestinian man using brutal knee-to-neck tactic
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-09-03
Once again, Israeli forces have been caught on camera using the brutal knee-to-neck tactic. This time it was to restrain a 68-year-old Palestinian man. | On 1 September, Khairy Hanoun was savagely attacked after a demonstration in the northern West Bank. He was protesting against the confiscation of his land. Video footage shows the occupation forces shoving Hanoun to the ground, while one soldier rams his knee into the farmer's neck. Meanwhile, other soldiers pointed weapons at those filming the assault. | Bulldozing land: | Hanou…
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The blame game just reached fever-pitch over the A-Levels shambles
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-09-03
The fallout over the A-Level chaos continues, despite the government's U-turn back in August. Because the chair of Ofqual has now deflected some of the responsibility directly to the Tory education secretary — who had previously blamed…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/09/03/the-…

The Sycophants at Fox News
Eric Alterman | thenation.com | 2020-09-03
The Sycophants at Fox News…
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5 Garífuna Leaders Are Still Missing in Honduras
Massay Crisanto | thenation.com | 2020-09-03
5 Garífuna Leaders Are Still Missing in Honduras…
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The NFL Is Desperately Trying to Avoid a Players' Strike
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2020-09-03
The NFL Is Desperately Trying to Avoid a Players' Strike…
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The Looter Is the Most Misunderstood Figure in American Politics
Stephen Kearse | thenation.com | 2020-09-03
The Looter Is the Most Misunderstood Figure in American Politics…
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Los 5 líderes garífunas siguen desaparecidos
Massay Crisanto | thenation.com | 2020-09-03
Los 5 líderes garífunas siguen desaparecidos…
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You Think Things Couldn't Get Any Worse With the Pandemic?
Gregg Gonsalves | thenation.com | 2020-09-03
You Think Things Couldn't Get Any Worse With the Pandemic?
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Facebook's Business Model Thrives on the Virality of Hate
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-03
A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article, "Facebook's Hate-Speech Rules Collide With Indian Politics," has blown the lid off Facebook's unholy alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the right-wing ruling party in India. In the August 14 article, WSJ reporters Newley Purnell and Jeff Horwitz detail how Ankhi Das, Facebook's high-flying public policy director…
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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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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.
mronline.org/2020/09/01/the-u-s-is-deter…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/02/the-u-s-is-d…

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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Documentary — The War On Journalism: The Case Of Julian Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-02
Journalists are under attack globally for doing their jobs. Julian Assange is facing a 175 year sentence for publishing if extradited to the United States. The Trump administration has gone from denigrating journalists as 'enemies of the people' to now criminalizing common practices in journalism that have long served the public interest. | Imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and editor Assange's extradition is being sought by the Trump administration, in a hearing to begin Sept. 7, for publishing U.S. government documents, which exposed war crimes and human rights abuses.
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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 …
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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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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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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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The Number of Homeless People is About to Skyrocket
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-02
The Covid-19 pandemic will cause the number of homeless people and homeless families to skyrocket. This is not so much a prediction as a certainty. With government subsidies to people to help pay rent and mortgages at an end, and with unemployment benefits reduced, the number of adults and children on the streets will grow…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/02/the-number-o…

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.
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Ecuador: Judge Denies Protection To the Victims of an Oil Spill
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-02
In Ecuador, a provincial court Tuesday denied a protection action requested by social organizations for Indigenous peoples who were victims of an oil spill in the Amazon. | RELATED: | Amazon's Indigenous Peoples Seek to Stop Extractive Activities | The Criminal Unit Judge Jaime Oña rejected a lawsuit that requested the adoption of precautionary measures to protect the victims, arguing that those affected can resort to administrative procedures. | The judge issued a null ruling…
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Jeff Bezos' Ex-Wife MacKenzie Scott Becomes World's Richest Woman
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-02
Scott has boosted her bank account as shares of Amazon, where she owns a 4 percent stake, surged due to high demand for home deliveries amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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'Disgusting,' Says Bernie Sanders of Amazon Job Post Seeking Anti-Union Psy-Ops Expert
Lisa Newcomb, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-02
Observers at VICE said the ads show the retail tech giant sees "labor organizing as one of the biggest threats to its existence." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Amazon seeks intelligence analysts to track down 'labor organizing threats,' calls job listings a mistake after backlash
rt.com | 2020-09-02
Amazon is in search of "intelligence analysts" capable of tracing "threats" from organized labor, according to two recently surfaced job listings, which the company swiftly deleted after they received attention from the press. | The two job listings said the company was in search of new intel analysts for its Global Intellig…
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'A Fiasco Is Clearly Foreseeable': USPS Watchdog Probe Found 1 Million Primary Ballots Likely Delivered Too Late to Count
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-02
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the findings "more powerful proof that resources and reform are vital right away to prevent serious election mail delays and voting suppression." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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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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. "
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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…

"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…