Daily Archives: September 6, 2020

2020-09-06: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-09-06). US Activist and Friend to Venezuela Kevin Zeese Passes Away. telesurenglish.net U.S. lawyer, advocate, writer, activist-organizer and comrade, Kevin Zeese, passed away on Sunday morning. | RELATED: | Zeese, alongside his partner Margaret Flowers, was the Co-director of Popular Resistance, an online resource providing news and information, which brings together movements for peace and economic, racial and environmental justice. | He sat on the advisory board of Courage Foundation defending Julian Assange, Edward Snow…

_____ (2020-09-06). Activist Kevin Zeese Passes Away. popularresistance.org U.S. lawyer, advocate, writer, activist-organizer and comrade, Kevin Zeese, passed away on Sunday morning. | Zeese, alongside his partner Margaret Flowers, was the Co-director of Popular Resistance, an online resource providing news and information, which brings together movements for peace and economic, racial and environmental justice. | He sat on the advisory board of Courage Foundation defending Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Jeremy Hammond, Chelsea Manning and other whistleblowers, where he stood up for dissidents and journalists.

_____ (2020-09-06). Kevin Zeese: A Giant In The World Of Activism. popularresistance.org The Hawkins/Walker campaign is very sad to report that our Press Secretary, comrade-in-arms and brother, Kevin Zeese, passed away last night. He was 64 years old. | "I lost a friend. All of us lost a prolific, tireless, and principled advocate and activist for peace and justice. My condolences go out to his partner, Margaret Flowers, also a committed activist, his family, and the many people whose lives were enriched by Kevin and his work," Howie Hawkins said. | Kevin was a giant in the world of activism, from peace and justice to cannabis legalization to healthcare to independent politics.

Ben Norton (2020-09-06). U.S. govt-linked PR firm ran fake news networks for right-wing Latin American regimes. thegrayzone.com A Washington, DC-based PR firm linked to the US government and Democratic Party, CLS Strategies, ran a fake news network on Facebook and Instagram, spreading propaganda for Bolivia's coup regime and the right-wing opposition in Venezuela and Mexico. By Ben Norton major US PR firm located just a few blocks from the White House has …

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Venezuela to Inaugurate Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace. telesurenglish.net Venezuela will virtually inaugurate Saturday the Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among the Peoples which seeks to promote the work of Latin American Liberator, Simon Bolivar. | RELATED: | The Institute's main objective is to gather international support with the Bolivarian Revolution in the face of constant threats by the government of the U.S. President Donald Trump. | According to the Institute's offic…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-06). Video: 9/11 and the Global War on Terrorism. globalresearch.ca 9/11 marks the onslaught of the "Global War on Terrorism" (GWOT), used as a pretext and a justification by the US and its NATO allies to carry out a "war without borders", a global war of conquest. A far-reaching overhaul of US military doctrine was launched in the wake of 9/11.

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Colombia: Another Social Leader Killed in Nariño. telesurenglish.net Indigenous organizations Saturday denounced the murder of Juan Pablo Prado, a social leader who was killed in the Municipality of Tumaco, Nariño Department. | RELATED: | According to Colombia's Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC), the social leader was killed near the school where he worked on September 6 by unidentified men who shot him at least three times. | Francisco Cortez Guanga, governor of the Piguambí Palangana coun…

Michael Welch (2020-09-06). Wa Ni Ska Tan: Hydro-electricity and impacts on Indigenous and other communities. globalresearch.ca "We have no money to fight hydro so we've got to fight back with words and with words we can fight back. By telling the truth about what really is happening in these communities." | — Gerald McKay, Fisher Grand Rapids, …

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Venezuela: 14,400 Candidates Will Run in Parliamentary Elections. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has sworn in eight new ministers, six of whom are women. | RELATED: | During a session with the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19, the Head of State recognized the work of the eight outgoing ministers who will be participating in the electoral arena, in the upcoming parliamentary elections. | Likewise, he acknowledged the announcement of the Preside…

Muhammed Shabeer (2020-09-06). "The representatives of the Irish ruling class stand weakened" peoplesdispatch.org Peoples Dispatch talks to Eugene McCartan, General Secretary of Communist Party of Ireland (CPI), who discusses the party's position towards the new government formed in Ireland and its policies, along with other issues including COVID-19. The CPI is an all-Ireland Marxist—Leninist party, founded in 1933. This is the first part of the conversation. | Peoples Dispatch (PD): What is your take on the new government in Ireland formed through a partnership between the Fianna Fáil, Fine Gáel and the Greens? Do you perceive this as an attempt by the establishment parties to defy the mandate of the 2020 general ele…

Eds. (2020-09-06). Jade, For Hire! — "The Case of the Wrinkled Egg" mronline.org Tales of The Resistance — Episode 5 : Jade, For Hire! — The Case of the Wrinkled Egg The continuing story of "Jade, For Hire!"

Claudia Andrade (2020-09-06). Presidential candidate La Riva and PSL members on the ground with Lake Charles evacuees. liberationnews.org Presidential candidate Gloria La Riva changed her national tour stops to return to the battered state of Louisiana to help the residents of Lake Charles who have been devastated by Hurricane Laura. Together with Louisiana and Georgia PSL members, the team is meeting with evacuees who are temporarily housed in New Orleans. The Party for …

John Hawkins (2020-09-06). How the Middle Half Lives. dissidentvoice.org The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;— Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! — William Wordsworth, "The World Is Too Much With Us", 1807 To Hell with the Middle Class! Oh, wait. They're …

Kaity Baril (2020-09-06). Pittsburgh rally demands relief for unemployed workers. liberationnews.org On September 1, 2020, the organizations Pittsburgh Restaurant Worker's Aid and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United held called for "Emergency Day of Action: "Don't Starve, Fight!" in front of Senator Pat Toomey's office. The following speech was given by Kaity Baril, a representative of The Pittsburgh Unemployed Council, who was invited to speak on the loss …

Hannah Dickinson (2020-09-06). Militant protests ongoing in Rochester, NY, demanding justice for Daniel Prude. liberationnews.org A county autopsy ruled Prude's death a homicide, finding that Prude had suffered "complications of asphyxia."

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-06). The Struggle for Belarus on Russia's Geopolitical Doorstep. globalresearch.ca Protests in Belarus since longtime President Lukashenko was legitimately reelected on August 9 were made in the USA. | Despite his authoritarian rule, most Belarusians support him over an unacceptable alternative — transformation of the country into a neo-Nazi US vassal …

Dirk Adriaensens (2020-09-06). Channelling EU Money to the Military industry Under the Guise of 'Industrial Policy'. globalresearch.ca On 23 July, the vast majority of the Left Group (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament approved, together with the social democratic (S&D), Green and rightist (EPP, Renew) parties, a resolution which opposes the 'European deal' of 21 July, in which …

Alexis Goldstein (2020-09-06). Eviction Moratorium Delays Crisis Until January, When Tenants Will Owe Back Rent. zcomm.org Unless Congress or the Trump administration takes further action, millions may be spending New Year's Day being kicked out of their homes…

Resource Center for Nonviolence (2020-09-06). Saturday 9/26: Palestine Justice Coalition Teach-In: Palestinian Future and Israeli Annexation. indybay.org Online Event | http: //bit.ly/pjcteachin…

_____ (2020-09-06). Montenegro Charts a New Course. strategic-culture.org The August 30 parliamentary elections in Montenegro are a game changing event, no matter what the immediate outcome. The three decade-old NATO-friendly regime has been dealt a blow which may not be lethal in the near term, but it certainly marks the beginning of its terminal decline. | The outcome of the electoral contest is ambiguous, as most things are in the Balkans. The ruling pro-Western DPS Party (ironically, the acronym stands for "Democratic Party of Socialists" which is the successor to the former League of Communists), if we are to go by the official count, obtained a plurality of the votes, about 35%.

The Canary (2020-09-06). Police arrest more than 600 as protesters make clear climate change isn't going away. thecanary.co More than 600 people have been arrested during five days of climate change protests in central London, police have said.Back on the agenda: Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion (XR) reignited its efforts to highlight the dangers of climate change this month after they were largely placed on hold by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The Canary (2020-09-06). Ministers looking into clampdown on XR and beefed-up police powers after press blockade protest. thecanary.co Ministers are mulling new protections for "tenets of democracy" such as courts and the press after an environmental protest prevented UK newspapers from reaching the stands. | Some newsagents' shelves were left empty on the morning of Saturday 5 September after Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters targeted Newsprinters printing works at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, and Knowsley, near Liverpool, blocking the day's papers from leaving the depots. | Dear Newsagents, we are sorry for disruption caused to your business this morning. Dear Mr. Murdoch, we are absolutely not sorry for continuing to disrupt your agenda this…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Hezbollah, Hamas leaders hold talks in Lebanon. yenisafak.com Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah held talks in Beirut with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh and his deputy Saleh al-Arouri, according to the Lebanese group.The talks covered the "latest political and military developments in Palestine, Lebanon and the region," Hezbollah said in a statement.The two group leaders also discussed "the hazards facing the Palestinian cause, particularly the US deal of the century and projects for normalization with Israel," the statement said.This January US President Donald Trump announced the so-called "deal of the century," which refers to Jerusalem as "Israel's undivided cap…

RT (2020-09-06). US State Department reveals next target in scathing tweet… it's the International Cricket Council? rt.com The US State Department has gone after all sorts of entities over the years — sovereign nations, democratically elected governments, you name it. But its latest target has come from way out of left field. | The department responsible for US foreign policy announced in a tweet that the International Cricket Council was in its bad books. In a message quoting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the department blasted the cricket governing body as "a rogue court with lawyers that are, frankly, corrupt and political." | | © Twitter | Hmm… that doesn't quite add up. It turns out the hot-shots over at the…

RT (2020-09-06). Postmaster General DeJoy accused of committing felony by 'reimbursing former employees' GOP campaign contributions — report. rt.com Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is being accused in a Washington Post report of acting as a "straw man" for the Republican Party, and reimbursing campaign contributions employees would make, a violation of election law. | The report cites five former employees of DeJoy's at New Breed Logistics, which he was CEO of until 2014, who claim they were "urged by DeJoy's aides or by the chief executive himself to write checks and attend fundraisers at his 15,000-square-foot gated mansion beside a Greensboro, N.C., country club." | Two employees allegedly familiar with the payroll systems at the company allege they woul…

RT (2020-09-06). US spying program is violating rules on protecting citizen privacy rights, but carry on, FISA court tells FBI. rt.com The US FISA Court has authorized the FBI to continue using a warrantless surveillance program that taps conversations between Americans and noncitizens overseas despite finding that the government is still violating privacy rules. | "There still appear to be widespread violations of the querying standard by the FBI," chief FISA judge James Boasberg said in a December ruling that was Those que…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-09-06). German Politicians Want to Stop Nord Stream 2 Due to Assassination Attempt of Russian Opposition Leader. globalresearch.ca The case of the alleged assassination attempt of the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has generated much controversy and discussions worldwide. In Germany, where Navalny is currently, the political controversy surrounding the case is taking on particularly large proportions. The …

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teleSUR (2020-09-06). Palestine to Cut Ties With Countries That Recognize Israel. telesurenglish.net Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat Sunday said that Palestine will break relationships with any country that moves or opens its embassy in Jerusalem. | RELATED: | "We urge all nations to respect international law, including Security Council resolutions 478 and 2334," Erekat added. | The statement comes after Serbia and Kosovo decided on Friday to move their embassies from Tel…

South Front (2020-09-06). Video: Idlib Question and Prospects of New Syrian-Turkish Confrontation. globalresearch.ca The southern part of Greater Idlib remains the main point of instability in Syria. The military situation, which had temporarily stabilized after the end of the Turkish attack on the Syrian Army codenamed "Operation Spring Shield", is once again deteriorating. …

news.un (2020-09-06). Leveraging innovation, partnership to shore up food security in Asia and the Pacific. news.un.org Transforming food systems in Asia and the Pacific to make them more sustainable, resilient and productive, is vital for countries to rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and address chronic undernourishment, a UN regional forum on food security has heard.

teleSUR (2020-09-06). WHO: COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Available By Mid-2021. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday warned that the coronavirus vaccine will not be ready until mid-2021, despite efforts to release it earlier. | RELATED: | Even when WHO considered it encouraging that several vaccines are in the so-called phase 3 study, which involves testing tens of thousands of people, indicated that there is still a long way to go. | WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said "that none of the c…

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-09-06). Worsening epidemic and a sinking economy: Modi's mid-year balance sheet. peoplesdispatch.org Having surrendered before the epidemic, India's Narendra Modi govt. is hoping that the economy will bail it out. Unfortunately, we are likely to face the worst of both: a worsening epidemic and an economy that continues to shrink…

Tanya Wallace-Gobern (2020-09-06). This Labor Day, 'Black Lives Matter' Must Mean Justice for Black Workers. progressive.org The economy was failing Black workers before the pandemic—and now, even as many are deemed essential, they're being treated as disposable.

Fight Back (2020-09-06). Video: 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – August 29, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium against war, racism and police brutality. Here is a short video of highlights of the march and rally. The chant of "Chicano power! Chicana power!" rang out in East Los Angeles. | Carlos Montes, who helped organize the event stated, "In the future we will produce a longer version with speakers and interviews of youth, mothers and organizers of this historic event. We thank all the groups that helped with the march and rally – too many to list here. Gracias a Brown Berets La Mesa, La Raza Unida Party, Centro CSO and Centro CSO Y…

Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir (2020-09-06). 20 Years: A Generation and a Day in Development Life. Morocco's High Atlas. globalresearch.ca As so many of us ask when we commemorate an anniversary of decades: where have all the years gone? Have we done all we can? Have we been of true service? Did we do right? | We also may wonder on …

Kate Hudson (2020-09-06). US B-52 Bombers Back in Britain: Escalating Nuclear Tension. globalresearch.ca Six US Air Force B-52 bombers arrived at RAF Fairford on Saturday. Official sources describe it as 'a long planned training mission', carrying out theatre and flight training across Europe and Africa. But local news site GloucestershireLive describes it as …

Ted Walter (2020-09-06). 9/11 News Coverage: How 36 Reporters Brought Us the Twin Towers' Explosive Demolition on 9/11. globalresearch.ca The widely held belief is that the Twin Towers collapsed as a result of the airplane impacts and the resulting fires. Among those who witnessed the event firsthand, the more prevalent hypothesis was that the Twin Towers had been brought down by massive explosions.

teleSUR (2020-09-06). NYC West Indian Day & London's Notting Hill Carnival Go Virtual. telesurenglish.net Caribbean carnival has gone online this year as cities around the globe find ways to hold the annual festivities amid coronavirus restrictions. | RELATED: | New York City's West Indian American Day Parade joins the ranks of those activities whose sights and sounds will be virtual this time around. | For decades, NYC's celebrations–one of the largest showcasing Caribbean culture outside of the Caribbean–has featu…

Prof. Mel Gurtov (2020-09-06). The "End of Poverty" Illusion: Global and East Asian Realities in the COVID-19 Pandemic. globalresearch.ca The World Bank's Poverty Illusion | Ever tried living on $1.90 a day? That is the World Bank's "International Poverty Line (IPL)." If your income is at or below that figure, you are living in "extreme poverty." In fact, it's a …

Rez Karim (2020-09-06). Do Face Masks Work? 8 Peer-Reviewed Studies. globalresearch.ca Strange though as it may seem, we feel nervous writing this report. Nervous that Google, Twitter, Facebook etc. might deem our site 'less trustworthy' or something similar. Nervous because we could very well become victims of internet censorship perpetrated by …

news.un (2020-09-06). Quiet corridors but a full programme at virtual UNGA75: five things you need to know. news.un.org The 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session, begins on 15 September and this year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it will be unlike any other in the organization's three quarters of a century of existence.

Fight Back (2020-09-06). In photos: LA march on the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium. fightbacknews.org

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Bolivia: Political Campaigns Begin Ahead of Elections. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced that political organizations and parties will begin their campaigns ahead for the elections of May 3. | RELATED: | "According to the Electoral Calendar approved by the TSE, the organizations and political alliances will start their campaigns from Sunday, September 6," the TSE stated. | Candidates could begin their political campaigns but they will have to maintain the health authorities recom…

John C. A. Manley (2020-09-06). Toronto Children's Hospital Recommends Back to School without Masks or Social Distancing. Detailed Report. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on July 21, 2020 | Toronto's

Dean Baker (2020-09-06). Do Most Economists Think Government Deficits Should Have Been Lower Before the Pandemic Hit? cepr.net Washington Post reporter Heather Long has a series of useful charts comparing the economy's performance under Presidents Obama and Trump. Most of the discussion is quite good, but one item that raised my eyebrow was in the section on deficits, where it told readers: "Many economists say the bulge in spending after the Great Recession …

Fight Back (2020-09-06). Tallahassee protesters jailed after demonstration against grand jury decision that lets killer cops off hook. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL — The Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) took to the streets, September 5, in response to a grand jury decision, released the day before, that exonerated Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) officers in three murders of Black men thus far in 2020. The grand jury found that TPD's use of force was 'justified' in the shooting deaths of Mychael Johnson in March and Wilbon Woodard and Tony McDade in separate incidents in May. | The protest included a march and car caravan through downtown Tallahassee, ending at the Historic Florida State Capitol, demanding legal action against the offic…

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Minors Killed by Paraguayan Army Were 11-Years-Old, Report Says. telesurenglish.net A forensic analysis carried out this Saturday found that the minors killed in an operation by the Paraguayan Armed Forces were both 11 years old. | RELATED: | The exams were carried out one day after the Argentine Foreign Ministry requested the Paraguayan government information on the girls killing. The minors were both of Argentine nationality. | Forensic expert Pablo Lemir conducted an anthropological and denta…

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2020-09-06). Press in His Pocket: Bill Gates Buys Media to Control the Messaging: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. globalresearch.ca A

Dr. David Suzuki (2020-09-06). We Are Living in a Plastic World. globalresearch.ca Almost every product and material we refer to as "plastic" is made from fossil fuels. Most of it hasn't been around for long — a little over 70 years for the most common products. North American grocery stores didn't start …

Fight Back (2020-09-06). Job growth continues to slow in August. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – The August jobs report released by the Department of Labor on Friday, September 4 showed that job growth continues to slow. The number of new jobs has gone from 4.8 million in June to 1.8 million in July to only 1.4 million in August. The August figure was even weaker because over 200,000 of these new jobs were temporary 2020 Census jobs. So far, the economy has gained back only half the jobs lost in March and April. | The total number of people collecting the regular state unemployment insurance or benefits, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for gig workers and the self-employed, the fe…

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Mali's Ousted President Leaves Country to Get Medical Treatment. telesurenglish.net Mali's former President Ibrahim Boubacar, who was deposed on August 18 by a coup d'état, Sunday announced that he will leave the country to receive medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates. | RELATED: | Boubacar will be transferred to the United Arab Emirates in a medical plane. He will stop over in a neighboring country, which was not specified. | On Tuesday, the former president was hospitalized after suffering…

Hamilton Nolan (2020-09-06). In California, a "Labor Slate" Aims to Redefine the Relationship Between Unions and Politics. zcomm.org The plat ≠form empha ≠sizes union jobs, afford ≠able hous ≠ing, Medicare for All, pub ≠lic edu ≠ca ≠tion and trans ≠porta ≠tion, as well as increas ≠ing tax ≠es on the rich…

Extinction Rebellion (2020-09-06). Stories From The Rebellion. zcomm.org The right wing media is a barrier to the truth, failing to reflect the scale and urgency of the crisis and hold governments to account…

Thomas Knapp (2020-09-06). Trump Regime vs. the ICC: the Wrong Side of "Sovereignty" zcomm.org If Trump and Pompeo don't want US military personnel to do the time, they should stop sending US military personnel abroad to do the crimes.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2020-09-06). Trump goes nuclear against ICC. zcomm.org The Trump administration in Washington has placed economic sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and another senior official at the Hague…

Matthew Cunningham-Cook (2020-09-06). New York Takes a Seismic Step to the Left. zcomm.org After the general election in November, New York will have one of its most left-wing legislatures in decades…

Ariel Dorfman (2020-09-06). The Meaning of Allende's Triumph. zcomm.org I danced in the streets after Allende's victory in Chile 50 years ago. Now I see its lessons for today…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-09-06). Wednesday 9/9: 2020 California Admission Day ~ "Chattel Slavery and Freedom in the State of California" indybay.org The African House / Nubian Family Beauty Supply | 2251 Florin Rd, #135 | Sacramento, CA 95822…

El Cerrito Progressives (2020-09-06). Tuesday 9/8: Caravan for Black Lives Matter – El Cerrito. indybay.org El Cerrito Plaza BART n/e Parking lot at the corner of Richmond St. and Central Ave.

YAR (2020-09-06). Youth Led Demo Honors Martyrs of the Rebellions. indybay.org Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has hundreds upon hundreds of police being paid overtime in order to teargas and terrorize a march led by high school aged kids.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2020-09-06). Saturday 10/3: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group – Revenge Capitalism. indybay.org Online…

Labor Video Project (2020-09-06). Covid, Death & Capitalist Crimes In California's Central Valley. indybay.org The growing pandemic in California's Central Valley including the eight deaths at Foster Farms is the focus of this program. Despite the fact that Governor Newsom and companies like Foster Farms were aware of the threat of the virus they refused protect the workers and their families. Cal-OSHA has less than 200 health and safety inspectors for California's 18 million workers.

Support the Strikers! (2020-09-06). Antioch Hunger Strikers Demand Justice and Accountability. indybay.org Hunger strikers in Antioch demand an end racial injustice and police brutality.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-09-06). Refuse Fascism Holds Rally and March in San Francisco. indybay.org Rally at the Embarcadero and march dowm Market Street to City Hall in "mass" mobilization.

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-09-06). Ventura County Wildlife Connectivity Defended From Industry Legal Challenge. indybay.org In a ruling this week, a judge formally granted permission to four conservation organizations to help defend Ventura County's innovative wildlife connectivity ordinances — the first of their kind in California.

From Embarcadero to SF City Hall (2020-09-06). 60 Days of Struggle Starts with Rally and March. indybay.org Speakers called on hundreds of gathered demonstrators to confront the truth about what is happening in the US and find joy in taking to the streets.

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-09-06). Environmental Groups Ask Ecuador ¥s Highest Court to Protect Los Cedros. indybay.org Jane Goodall, 1,200 Other International Scientists Urge Mining Halt in Ecuadorian Protected Forest…

TANC (2020-09-06). Saturday 9/5: Life Over Rent: Our Needs Come Before Our Landlord's Profits. indybay.org Alameda County Superior Courthouse | 1225 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94612…

Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County (2020-09-06). Saturday 9/12: Suds, Snacks, and Socialism – BYO – Elections 2020, Part 1. indybay.org This is a virtual event.

National Domestic Workers Alliance and others (2020-09-06). Sunday 9/6: Livestream Tribute to Essential Workers for Labor Day 2020 / Homenaje a lxs Trabajadorxs. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Richard Falk (2020-09-06). Can U.S. Democracy Be Fixed? indybay.org To distract and divert, scapegoating becomes a core tactic of these moves away from democratic cohesion. In a world of inequalities and global warming, there has arisen a frightening receptivity to blaming the stranger or the other for the unfairness being experienced in the forms of inequality, economic displacement, and erosions of national identity.

Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News Service (2020-09-06). Journalists Fight Foot-Dragging by Oakland Police on Records Requests. indybay.org Citing a pattern of consistent stonewalling, investigative journalists have taken the Oakland Police Department to court to force it to comply with state public records laws.

_____ (2020-09-06). How Trump's America Changed Political Satire — for Both Liberals and Conservatives. strategic-culture.org Liam KENNEDY | Even before Donald Trump was elected in 2016, he had been providing America's late night TV show hosts with ample fodder for comedy. | These late night TV shows are the spearhead of political satire for liberal America, and many take their orientation from Following Trump's election victory, humour was quickly seen by disoriented liberals as both a balm and a…

_____ (2020-09-06). VIDEO: Pompeo in Jerusalem. strategic-culture.org With few exceptions, Trump's self flattery about his commitment to Israel is legit. But didn't he get elected to be the most pro-American President ever? Watch the video and read more in the

_____ (2020-09-06). The Anarchist Assassination of U.S. President William McKinley and Its Links to the Murder of Tsar Alexander II. strategic-culture.org In 1901, there was a political coup d'etat in the United States that transformed the world and nobody noticed. | A beloved and twice-elected nationalist president was assassinated and replaced by a passionate supporter of the British Empire and America was on its disastrous path to empire in Asia and war in Europe. | The strategic context of the murder of William McKinley is seldom discussed. The extraordinary and deeply disturbing parallels between his murder and the sadistic slaughter 20 years before of Russia's heroic Tsar Alexander II, friend of Abraham Lincoln and liberator of 24 million slaves has, to my kn…

_____ (2020-09-06). The Privileged vs. the People. strategic-culture.org America's decadent elite is a plundering barbarian horde, leaving social and material destruction in its wake. | Andrew DORAN | "The Americans never use the word 'peasant,'" Alexis de Tocqueville observed, "because they have no idea of the peculiar class which that term denotes." Nor do Americans use "noble" or "aristocrat" or "barbarian." However, the basic phenomena endure, even if the class structure and therefore the terms have evolved. | Shortly after Tocqueville published his thoughts on the democratic experiment in America, Benjamin Disraeli published Sybil ∏ a novel in which he argued that England…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Military coop. with Iran bears good impact on regional peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Military and defense cooperation between Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan has a positive impact on the spread of peace and stability in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Iranians to never forget damages caused by US sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that Iranian nation will never forget the damages caused by the US sanctions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). VIDEO: Harvesting grapes in Kashmar. en.mehrnews.com KASHMAR, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Every year in early September, farmers in Kashmar county, Razavi Khorasan Province, begin harvesting grapes and drying them up into raisins.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Big haul of illicit drugs seized in Golestan Prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — The police forces of Golestan province, northern Iran, have seized over 1 ton of narcotics in the border regions of the province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Filmmaker Majidi censures US sanctions against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi censured the US inhuman sanctions against Iran during the press conference held after screening his latest film "Sun Children" at the 77th Venice Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Semnan exports 96K tons of non-oil goods since March 20. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Head of Industry, Mining and Trade Organization of Semnan province announced that a total of 96,000 tons of non-oil goods have been exported from the province since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). New channel created for Iran's export to Central Asia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs Gholamreza Ansari said that a new channel has been created for the export of Iranian goods to Central Asia through Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). US uninvited intruder in region, Syria: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — The Spokesperson for the Iranian Mission to the UN said that Iran's role in Syria is merely to help the Syrian people and their government to fight terrorism and restore stability and security.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). General policies of 7th 5-Year Development Plan discussed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — In a Sunday meeting attended by Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, the general policies of Iran's Seventh Five-Year Economic, Cultural and Social Development Plan 1400-1405 (2021 – 2026) were discussed.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Schools during corona days. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — This year, the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, across the country caused New School Year to start earlier in summer.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). VIDEO: Situation in Portland, similar to war zones. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Civil unrest in US's Portland is similar to the war zones. Floyd's death ignited the most widespread civil unrest in the US in decades and unleashed protests against police brutality and for racial justice in America.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). VIDEO: Powerful Typhoon Haishen approaching Japan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — A powerful typhoon approaching southwestern Japan has intensified into a dangerous storm, with officials warning of record rainfall, huge waves and high tides.

Steve Topple (2020-09-06). While XR disrupts the 'free press', the Tories are attacking independent media. thecanary.co As Extinction Rebellion (XR) shut down the print versions of major UK newspapers, an actual attack on the free press was taking place. It's one which shows that the Tory government's creeping authoritarianism is still alive and kicking — and growing more concerning by the day. | XR: shutting down the corporate press: | The Canary

Staff (2020-09-06). A Doctor Got Charged $10,984 for a COVID-19 Antibody Test — by His Own Employer. truthout.org The bill left him so dismayed he quit his job. And now, after ProPublica's questions, the parent company of his insurer said the case is being investigated and could lead to repayment or a referral to law enforcement. | The case is the latest to show how providers have sometimes charged exorbitant prices for visits for simple and inexpensive COVID-19 tests.

Staff (2020-09-06). GOP-Aligned Groups Use Discredited Ideas to Promote Fear of Mail-in Voting. truthout.org Two groups in the well-funded influence network of Leonard Leo, the Trump confidant and right-wing operative

Staff (2020-09-06). Incarcerated People Are Challenging Deadly Pandemic Conditions in Prisons. truthout.org On April 10, Esther Arias made a video call to her son and asked him to Arias wanted the larger public to know about how the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, was handling COVID. One woman, she said, had tested positive three times — but remained in the housing unit. Four other women had been placed in quarantine, then onto her housing unit, she said. | In March, Attorne…

Staff (2020-09-06). California's Giant Smoke Plumes and Record Heatwaves Signal Climate Emergency. truthout.org Smoke plumes rising tens of thousands of feet into the air over California could be seen from outer-space overnight and into Sunday as massive wildfires that touched off this weekend amid a statewide heatwave triggered dramatic rescue efforts for hundreds of people trapped in a U.S. national forest and fresh warnings of a "climate emergency" unfolding in real time. | The fast-moving "Creek Fire" in the Sierra National Forest — which has burned at least 36,000 acres and reported as 0% co…

Staff (2020-09-06). Trump Admin's Small Business Bailout Has Been Plagued by Waste, Fraud and Abuse. truthout.org This article was produced by In several cases that have received heavy press attention, small business owners who said they needed money from the government to stay afloat during the economic downturn ha…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Virus claims 6 more lives in Tunisia, 3 in Bahrain. yenisafak.com Tunisia confirmed on Sunday six new coronavirus-related fatalities, while Bahrain registered three. | The Tunisian Health Ministry said it recorded 234 additional infections over the past 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 4,776 cases, including 93 deaths, and 1,701 recoveries. | The North African country managed to contain its outbreak by imposing restrictions in March, but cases have been rising since it reopened its borders on June 27. | In Bahrain, the Health Ministry registered 1,338 new cases and 632 recoveries. | The Gulf state's caseload has risen to 54,771, including 196 deaths, and 50,645 recoveri…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Indonesia reports 3,444 new coronavirus cases. yenisafak.com Indonesia reported 3,444 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 194,109, data from the country's health ministry website showed.The Southeast Asian country also reported 85 new deaths on Sunday, taking the total to 8,025, the highest coronavirus death toll in Southeast Asia.

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Turkey 'neutralizes' 91 PKK/YPG terrorists in 10 days. yenisafak.com At least 91 PKK/YPG terrorists were "neutralized" in Iraq and Syria over the last 10 days, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Sunday.In a statement, the ministry said that the Turkish armed forces neutralized 16 PKK/YPG terrorists in Iraq and Syria over the last 24 hours."Thus, in the last ten days, 91 PKK/YPG terrorists have been neutralized," it added.Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Turkey urges Kosovo against opening Jerusalem embassy. yenisafak.com Turkey on Sunday urged Kosovo against opening an embassy in Jerusalem, saying doing so would undermine UN resolutions and hurt the Palestinian cause."We call on the leadership of Kosovo to abide by these [UN] decisions to refrain from such steps that would undermine the historical and legal status of Jerusalem and may also prevent Kosovo from being recognized by other states in the future," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.The statement cited various UN resolutions stressing that the Palestinian issue can only be solved with an independent, sovereign, and geographically continuous Palestinian stat…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Turkey: 2,400-year-old mask unearthed in ancient city. yenisafak.com A terracotta mask dating back nearly 2,400 years has been found during excavations in western Turkey, said the leader of the dig.Archaeologist Kaan Iren, who heads the excavation team in the ancient city of Daskyleion in the Balikesir province, told Anadolu Agency that a mask of the ancient Greek god Dionysus, found in the city's acropolis, is one of this year's most interesting findings. | "This is possibly a votive mask. More information will become available over time with more research," said Iren, a professor at Mugla Sitki Kocman University. | Legend has it that wearing a mask pays homage to Dionysus, the G…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Turkey starts 'Mediterranean Storm' military drills in Northern Cyprus. yenisafak.com Oktay wished success to the nations' soldiers, the guarantors of peace in the Mediterranean Sea. | Tensions have been running high for weeks in the region, as Greece has disputed Turkey's energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.Turkey — the country with the longest coastline on the Mediterranean — has sent out drill ships to explore for energy on its continental shelf, asserting the rights of Turkey and the TRNC in the region. It has consistently opposed Greece's efforts to declare an exclusive economic zone based on small islands near Turkish shores, trying to hem in Turkish maritime territor…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Pope says gossiping is a 'worse plague' than coronavirus. yenisafak.com "Please, brothers and sisters, let's make an effort not to gossip. Gossiping is a worse plague than COVID," the pope said during his weekly address from a window above St. Peter's Square."The devil is the great gossip. He is always saying bad things about others because he is the liar who tries to split the Church," Francis added in the off-the-cuff comments.The pope has regularly warned of the risks of gossiping and has also railed against Internet trolls."If something goes wrong, offer silence and prayer for the brother or sister who make a mistake, but never gossip," he said on Sunday.

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Strong, Determined, Powerful! Turkey says drilling activities in East Med continue. yenisafak.com Turkey's energy exploration ship is continuing its determined mission in the Eastern Mediterranean, said the National Defense Ministry on Sunday."Strong, Determined and Powerful! The frigates and corvettes belonging to our Naval Forces are resolutely continuing their duty of escorting / protecting the ORUC REIS research ship, which continues to work in our jurisdiction areas in the Eastern Mediterranean," the ministry posted on Twitter with a nearly two-minute video of the ships at work."No lawlessness or bullying will be allowed in the region!" the ministry added.The video also showed communication between the s…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). France's Le Drian says it is urgent to reach deal on Brexit. yenisafak.com French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian said in Sunday it was urgent to reach an agreement on Brexit trade talks and he blamed the stalemate on Britain's attitude."The British people do not seem to understand that if one wants to negotate a good deal, one must talk about all issues," Le Drian told France Inter radio."It's not going well, with only two months left, it is urgent, the countdown has started. We prefer to reach a deal but we need to discuss the whole package, including fisheries, to avoid a no-deal," he added.The United Kingdom formally left the EU on Jan. 31 but it remains in a transition phase un…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Hamas denies any link to far-right US group. yenisafak.com Palestinian resistance group Hamas has denied any link to the far-right extremist movement Boogaloo Bois in the United States.American and Israeli media reported that two members from Boogaloo Bois group were arrested by US authorities and charged with conspiring to support Hamas.Media reports said that the US Justice Department accused both Michael Robert Solomon, 30, and Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, of providing material support to a "foreign terrorist organization"."We decry the US administration attempt to link Hamas to any member of this group," the Palestinian movement said in a statement."This is a desperate…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Bangladesh: Gas leak suspected in deadly mosque blast. yenisafak.com Bangladeshi officials Sunday cited evidence to show a gas leak caused a weekend explosion at a mosque that killed 24 people, leaving 13 in critical condition with severe burns."Gas is still in the mosque room, and gas bubbles continue to occur at the scene and seep out from different points," Lt. Col. Zillur Rahman, a top official at the fire and civil defense agency, told Anadolu Agency, saying this proves the existence of a gas leak, which he said was behind the Friday night blast."The six air conditioners in the mosque room melted instead of being blasted. If any AC had exploded, there would be evidence of bla…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Turkey: 1,100-year-old Armenian church holds holy mass. yenisafak.com By Mesut VarolVAN, Turkey (AA) – A millennium-old Armenian church this Sunday celebrated a special mass in eastern Turkey.The Armenian Akdamar Church of the Holy Cross — an invaluable piece of Turkish cultural heritage located in the Van province — hosted the mass amid precautionary measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.The 1,100-year-old church is opened for worship once a year with special permission of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry.The mass, which normally draws thousands of local and international tourists, this year gathered a limited number of visitors due to virus safety measures.

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Erdogan receives Libyan PM in Istanbul. yenisafak.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday received Fayez al Sarraj, head of Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), in Istanbul.The closed-door meeting, which started at 02.10 p.m. local time (1110 GMT) at the Vahdettin Mansion, is still in progress.Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.The GNA was founded in 2015 under a UN-led agreement. But efforts for a long-term political settlement have failed due to a military offensive by forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Russia.G…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). 'No peace until Kashmiris' rights are fulfilled'. yenisafak.com Peace that is not based on the principle that governments derive all their just power from the governed can never — and should never — last, speakers said at a webinar on the Kashmir issue on Friday."According to the additional protocols of the Geneva Conventions, which relate to people fighting colonial domination, alien occupation, and racist regimes for their right to self-determination, Kashmir is an international armed conflict," said Mohammad Mushtaq Ahmad, director general of the Pakistan-based Shari'ah Academy.The virtual conference, titled International Armed Conflict and Kashmir, was hosted…

Tony Cartalucci (2020-09-06). Navalny Poisoning — The Real Target Is Russian-German Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. globalresearch.ca US-NATO continue building "momentum" behind Navalny incident — hope to end Nord Stream 2 pipeline before facts emerge, the pipeline is completed, and as all other options have so-far failed. | *** | Alexei Navalny is the ideal opposition figure for any …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-06). Pandemic Reflexes: Lockdowns and Arrests in Victoria, Australia. globalresearch.ca Ugly. Rough. The police of the Australian state of Victoria muscling their way in. The father and children watching. It had all arisen because the pregnant mother in question had engaged in conduct defined as incitement. In a post on …

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (2020-09-06). This Labor Day, Honor Essential Workers and Remember Those Who Died. commondreams.org A cashier stands behind a partial protective plastic screen and wears a mask and gloves at the Presidente Supermarket on April 13, 2020 in Miami. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nancy J. Altman (2020-09-06). This Labor Day, Social Security's Future Hangs in the Balance. commondreams.org "Just as justice delayed is justice denied, delaying Social Security's dedicated revenue is the foolproof way to deny Social Security benefits," writes Altman. "Denying those benefits would provide Trump and his allies in Congress enough leverage to force whatever concessions they choose to extract." (Image: iStock/via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Will Bunch (2020-09-06). The Real 'Hoax' in America Is Record Wall Street Profits as Nation's Jobless Millions Cannot Afford Rent. commondreams.org Tenants and housing activists gathered at Maria Hernandez Park for a rally and march in the streets of Bushwick, demanding the New York City administration cancel rent immediately as many New Yorkers remain strapped for cash and out of work. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-09-06). 'This Is Against the Law and DeJoy Must Be Fired': Postmaster General Accused of Criminal Violation of Campaign Laws. commondreams.org Former head of human resources at DeJoy's logistic firm, along with other employees, says the major GOP donor now running…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-09-06). 50,000-Foot Smoke Plumes and Record-Shattering Heatwave as Climate Emergency Grips California. commondreams.org Timelapse footage from space showing Saturday's explosion of California wildfires led one meteorologist to declare: "It cannot be overstated how terrifying this satellite image is." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Japan Evacuates Millions of People Due to Typhoon Haishen. telesurenglish.net Japan's authorities on Sunday urged the evacuation of over two million people in the country's southwest because of the advance of Typhoon Haishen, which has already caused lerts for flooding and the cancellation of hundreds of flights. | RELATED: | According to the Japanese media, over 430,000 people were ordered to evacuate immediately from several locations in the prefectures of Okinawa, Kagoshima and Kumamoto. | T…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-09-06). When IKEA sacked a trade unionist for doing his job, it also attacked workers' rights. thecanary.co Multi-billion Euro retailer

Steve Topple (2020-09-06). MPs just acted out their own version of Orwell's 'Animal Farm'. thecanary.co It appears MPs are

_____ (2020-09-05). Assange's U.S. Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday; Public Needs to Step Up to Fight This War on Journalism. strategic-culture.org Only through our courage to truly confront injustice and act in solidarity with truthtellers, can we end this illegal prosecution of free press and reclaim our own democracy. | Nozomi HAYASE | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing is set to start on Monday, September 7 at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of London and could last three or four weeks. Assange

WSWS (2020-09-05). NSA surveillance program exposed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal by US Ninth Circuit. wsws.org The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the bulk phone record collection program of the NSA—exposed by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in 2013—violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Raphael Satter (2020-09-05). U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal. zcomm.org "Today's ruling is a victory for our privacy rights," the ACLU said in a statement, saying it "makes plain that the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records violated the Constitution."

David Rovics (2020-09-05). Eviction Abolition: The Time Is Now. dissidentvoice.org It's the beginning of the month. Do you know your neighbors? I have several questions for you. Can you imagine a society where the prospect of a forced eviction is considered completely barbaric, and is virtually or entirely unheard of in practice? Can you imagine the United States becoming one of those societies? And have …

Posted by Lynda Carson (2020-09-05). Tenant Rights Groups Bracing for Flood of Questions Around New State Law. indybay.org Eviction Protections During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic…

By Lynda Carson (2020-09-05). 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:…

A Guest Author (2020-09-05). Voice from Kenosha: Electoral politics is not nearly enough. workers.org By Omar Flores This article is an edited version of a talk by Omar Flores during the Aug. 30 UNAC Webinar: "After the DNC & RNC — We Can't Breathe! Keep it in the Streets — Against Racism, Evictions and War." Flores is with the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racism and . . . |

Sunil Freeman, PSL 2020 Vice Presidential candidate (2020-09-05). CDC eviction moratorium offers partial relief. liberationnews.org Trump is no friend of the working class, but suddenly, with one sweeping decision that brings actual relief to desperate tenants, he has shifted the tone of the campaign.

Aaron Maté (2020-09-05). NBA All-Star David West on the walkout and standing up to racism, exploitation. thegrayzone.com Retired NBA All Star and 2x champion David West on the NBA walkout, the NCAA's cartel, and rejecting the demonization of China. David West, a retired two-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Champion, discusses the NBA walkout over racist police violence; the challenges of activism in pro sports; his involvement in a new league challenging …

Michael Brownstein (2020-09-05). My Call to Jeff Bezos, the World's Very Richest Man. commondreams.org Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is the wealthiest person on Earth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. (Photo: Blue Origin) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andre Vltchek (2020-09-05). "Warrior" Steve Bannon arrested as Trump's America is Crumbling. dissidentvoice.org It often happens this way: extreme right-wingers, or call them 'ultra-conservatives,' either in the United States or Europe, suddenly fall from grace, after committing the most heinous crimes. Sometimes it is child abuse or sexual harassment, but most of the time, it is a corruption of tremendous proportions. In theory, in their own theory, it …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-05). Where was Osama bin Laden on September 11, 2001? globalresearch.ca On September 10. 2001, Osama was in a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi, courtesy of America's indefectible ally Pakistan…

Michael Welch (2020-09-05). Does 9/11 Still Matter? Conversations with Richard Gage and Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca First published on September 9, 2017 | Nineteen years ago next week, people in the United States got jolted out of their complacency and sense of security when two airplanes struck the Twin Towers, resulting in the collapse of those buildings, …

Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker (2020-09-05). A Green New Deal for Workers. dissidentvoice.org Workers in 2020 have a unique opportunity to vote to put two fellow workers in the White House. Howie is a recently retired Teamster and Angela is a dump truck driver. We know the economic realities that working people face in the United States. This Labor Day we call for a better class of people …

The Canary (2020-09-05). Refugee rights activists gather in Dover amid fears of disruption from far-right. thecanary.co Protesters have gathered at the port of Dover to show their support for refugees reaching the UK in small boats.There were fears of violence ahead of Saturday 5 September with right-wing anti-immigrant groups also announcing their intention to assemble in the Kent town.It comes despite pleas from local MP Natalie Elphicke to "stay away" to prevent a second wave of coronavirus (Covid-19)."Refugees welcome": On Friday 4 September, the words "Rise above fear. Refugees welcome" were beamed onto the White Cliffs of Dover by humanitarian charity Freedom From Torture.A heavy police presence is in place in the tow…

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Material, moral assets should serve humanity: Turkish NGO. yenisafak.com Social benefits can only be achieved by putting people's material or moral assets at the service of humanity, a top authority from a Turkish charity group told Anadolu Agency to mark International Charity Day.By using one's own time, efforts or financial assets for the needy, charitable people help to also beautify their environment and the world they live in, said Durmus Aydin, secretary-general of Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH).He said spiritually, the philanthropy is also an important part of religious or moral duties, and the charity, aimed at achieving social benefit, fulfills the basic needs…

_____ (2020-09-05). Venezuelan Businessman Arrested And Tortured At US Direction. popularresistance.org The businessman àÅlex Saab has said through a letter that he is being tortured daily by agents paid by the United States to make false statements against the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and to sign his "voluntary" extradition to the North American country. | The Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported this Wednesday, September 2, that he had "exclusive" access to a letter written by Saab from the cell where he is being held irregularly on the African island of Cape Verde, a country that detained him at the request of the United States without respecting his diplomatic immunity and legal international…

teleSUR (2020-09-05). Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela Meet on Combating Crime. telesurenglish.net Venezuela and neighboring Trinidad and Tobago have activated a mixed commission to combat crime on their borders. | RELATED: | Security authorities of both countries met via teleconference on Friday to strengthen cooperation, as instructed following a recent call between President Nicolas maduro and Prime Minister Keith Rowley. | The meeting was led by Venezuelan Interior Minister Nestor Reverol and Minister of National Security of Trinidad and…

teleSUR (2020-09-05). 50 Years Since Unidad Popular & Allende Triumph in Chile. telesurenglish.net The Communist Party of Chile marked the anniversary of the victory of Salvador Allende on September 4, 1970 with the "50 years after the victory of Popular Unity" international seminar. | RELATED: | Politicians of Latin America's left-wing, intellectuals and social and union organization leaders were among the panelists who carried a two-day discussion on the historical significance of the Allende's victory in Chile and on his legacy. | Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro a…

Margaret Kimberley (2020-09-05). Freedom Rider: The U.S. is a racist militia. mronline.org U.S. cops are already racist and brutal, and any militia "infiltrators" would feel right at home.

teleSUR (2020-09-05). Colombia: New Massacre in El Cauca Leaves 3 People Dead. telesurenglish.net Local authorities confirmed Saturday a new massacre in Colombia's Cauca Department where three men were killed in the rural zone of the municipality of El Tambo. | RELATED: | The killing took place in the Serengue area, on the boundary between the municipalities of El Tambo and Cajibio, in the west of the department of Cauca. | According to local authorities, the bodies of the three men were found by locals with t…

Tamara Pearson (2020-09-05). Closure of Border to Refugees Spreads Misery as US Tourists Vacation in Mexico. zcomm.org Around 91 percent of migrants apprehended while trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S.'s Southwest border are being sent back within as little as two hours.

Aarathi Prasad (2020-09-05). [Perspectives] Uché Blackstock: dismantling structural racism in health care. thelancet.com Uché Blackstock's father, a Jamaican immigrant, arrived in New York State, USA, aged just 17 years. "Like many young immigrant men, he had a variety of jobs", she recalls, "he was a mechanic, a refrigerator repair person, [and] he finally went to a Brooklyn college, where he met our mom." Her mother, Dale Blackstock, was a physician who went to Harvard Medical School and practised in Brooklyn, but had to fight her way to college. "She grew up in poverty here in Brooklyn, where I was born, and where I live.

Eds. (2020-09-05). Ecosocialism: the elephant in the DSA room? mronline.org Allan Todd reviews Bigger than Bernie How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism by Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht, Verso…

John Bellamy Foster (2020-09-05). If humanity is to have any future at all. mronline.org The history of capitalism as a world system is punctuated by struggles for world hegemony between declining hegemonic powers and rising states, usually leading to world wars. We are now in such a period, which had been building for some time under Obama and is now being pursued much more openly and belligerently under Trump.

Vincent Tsai (2020-09-05). Eyewitness NYC: Cops plow car into Daniel Prude protest. liberationnews.org Moments before the attack, New York City Police officers were videoed escorting a pro-Trump counter-protester into the same car.

Eds. (2020-09-05). For a new World Social Forum. mronline.org The World Social Forum will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021. A group of participants of the first WSFs launched a call for the revival of the WSF, now with a new character: to change the WSF to change the world. From an open space to a space of action. The call is open to …

Eds. (2020-09-05). First-ever U.S. Space Force doctrine calls for space supremacy, further militarism. mronline.org U.S. Space Command was created in 1985 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan to manage the "Star Wars" program: a U.S. Cold War plan to use space supremacy to menace the Soviet Union with orbiting battle platforms, powered by nuclear reactors and loaded with space-based weaponry like hypervelocity guns, particle beams and lasers.

Editor (2020-09-05). COVID-19 y la crisis de salud — El no ser Trump no es suficiente. workers.org Una vez cada cuatro años, los dos principales partidos capitalistas de Estados Unidos obtienen medios ilimitados en horario de máxima audiencia, con mucho alboroto, para promover a sus candidatos a presidente y vicepresidente de Estados Unidos. La Convención Nacional Demócrata de cuatro días que terminó el 20 de agosto ofreció . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2020-09-05). NBA strike ignites sports-wide protest against police shooting of Jacob Blake. workers.org Kenosha, Wis., became the epicenter of the anti-racist struggle, after Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, 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. George Hill (left) and Sterling Brown read . . . |

Mike Walter (2020-09-05). The Heat: Global food security. america.cgtn.com President Xi tells the Chinese people to clean their plates in an effort to reduce food waste. Plus, we take a look at how India and countries in Africa are dealing with threats to food security.

Mike Walter (2020-09-05). The Heat: 2020 Presidential Race. america.cgtn.com President Trump strongly denies a report that claims he insulted American marines killed in action. | How the latest controversy could impact the 2020 presidential election.

The Canary (2020-09-05). Row breaks out over push for more civil servants to return to office. thecanary.co Prompts for Civil Service bosses to get the vast majority of staff back into the office have been labelled "virtue signalling" by a union chief.Back-to-work: Outgoing cabinet secretary Mark Sedwill, in a letter seen by the PA news agency, has written to the permanent secretaries of government departments calling on them to bring as much as 80% of public sector staff back into the workplace.Sedwill, in the note dated 3 September, said the prime minister had asked to be personally involved in the back-to-work drive. And that he wanted to see departmental figures on a "weekly basis" following cabinet agreemen…

The Canary (2020-09-05). Activists protest against press's 'failure to report on the climate & ecological emergency'. thecanary.co More than 100 Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters used vehicles and bamboo lock-ons to block roads outside the Newsprinters printing works at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, and Knowsley, near Liverpool on Friday 4 September.By Saturday morning, police said some 30 people had been arrested.Failings: Under a banner reading "Free the truth", XR tweeted that it was using the disruption to expose the newspapers' "failure to report on the climate & ecological emergency, and their consistent manipulation of truth to suit their own agendas". The group said: Coverage in many of the newspapers printed here is polluting…

The Canary (2020-09-05). Ex-diplomat says Boris Johnson 'fascinated' by Trump's relationship with 'facts and the truth'. thecanary.co Former British ambassador to the US Lord Kim Darroch says Boris Johnson is fascinated by Donald Trump. He's also said Johnson has probably been inspired by the US president, and is intrigued by his American counterpart's patchy relationship "with the facts and the truth".Fascination: In a new book serialised in the Times, Darroch said Johnson must share the blame for his resignation as ambassador to Washington, which followed the leaking of diplomatic cables disparaging Trump. Darroch wrote that Johnson had been "fascinated" by Trump on visits to Washington as foreign secretary, before he became prime mini…

RT (2020-09-05). Covid-19 tests may be detecting traces of DEAD virus, giving 'false positives' and EXAGGERATING pandemic — research. rt.com New research has discovered that coronavirus tests may be finding dead traces from weeks-old infections, resulting in false positives that inflate the scale of the pandemic. | The study was carried out by experts from the University of Oxford's Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and the University of the West of England. It found there was a risk of "false positives" because of how Covid-19 testing is being conducted. | The scientists discovered that, despite people with Covid-19 being infectious for only around a week, one test used to detect the disease can still give a positive reading weeks after the patie…

RT (2020-09-05). Unexplained rock-melting forces buried deep underground cause powerful quakes along infamous San Andreas fault. rt.com Mysterious rock-melting forces buried much deeper below the Earth's crust than previously believed are the impetus for earthquakes along a notorious segment of the San Andreas fault in California, according to new research. | Experts in earthquake physics took a bottom-up approach to figuring out the cause of tremors along the infamous continental fault that runs through the Golden State. Along a particularly troublesome section of the fault they found that excitations buried much deeper than where quakes are typically monitored were the cause of major instabilities that provoke earthquakes. | "Most of Califor…

RT (2020-09-05). Two 'Boogaloo Bois' charged for 'conspiring with HAMAS' in alleged plot to overthrow US government. rt.com Two men said to be linked to the 'Boogaloo' movement were charged for attempting to lend support to a US-designated terrorist group, allegedly offering guns and other assistance to federal agents posing as Hamas members. | Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, and Michael Robert Soloman, 30, were each slapped with charges for "conspiring and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization," the DOJ

RT (2020-09-05). Outrage as white academic who faked black identities is ASKED to resign — her life of lies might not legally be enough to fire her. rt.com Colleagues of George Washington University history professor Jessica Krug have called for her to resign after the prestigious school was forced to stop short of firing her for pretending to be black throughout her academic career. | "The discipline of history is concerned with truth telling about the past," members of GWU's history faculty said Friday in a

RT (2020-09-05). What a fine man! Italian mayor suggests imposing penalties for WEARING a face mask when 'unnecessary'. rt.com These days, going out without wearing a face mask is considered poor form — and, in some places, an offense. But the mayor of an Italian town says fines should be slapped on those wearing a mask in an "inappropriate" situation.

RT (2020-09-05). Priest claims blackmail as he's banned from saying mass over alleged sexual relationship with teen. rt.com A priest who is in court in Malta over an alleged sexual relationship with a teenage girl has been suspended from saying mass and administering sacraments. | The punishment comes as the priest's lawyers claim that the 40-year-old was being blackmailed by the teenager, who was not allowing him to end the consensual relationship. | The sexual activities allegedly date back to June 2017, when the girl was 15 years old — under the age of consent in Malta. The Times of Malta is reporting that the relationship lasted around two-and-a-half years. | This priest's lawyers told the court that the girl instructed th…

RT (2020-09-05). Facebook bans AMERICAN accounts for interfering in foreign politics — a DC lobby group helped topple govts in Bolivia & Venezuela. rt.com When Facebook talks about busting foreign influence campaigns, Russia is usually painted as the villain. But the social media giant recently wiped out a host of pages interfering in Latin American politics — from Washington, DC. | CLS Strategies is one of many PR and lobbying groups that call the 'swamp' of Washington, DC their home. According to the company's own website, it "helps clients win where it matters most — in the halls of government, the marketplace, and the court of public opinion." | But behind the website's corpo-speak, CLS Strategies lobbies lawmakers on behalf of foreign politician…

RT (2020-09-05). Belarusians want democratic country & 'excellent relations' with Russia — blocked opposition presidential candidate Tsepkalo. rt.com Free elections should be held in Belarus under international supervision and the country should remain a close ally of Russia. That's according to Valery Tsepkalo, one of three high-profile men barred from last month's election | Along with Viktor Babariko and Sergei Tikhanovsky, Tsepkalo tried to run for president, in opposition to the long-time incumbent Alexander Lukashenko, but authorities prevented his nomination. | Eventually Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei's wife, made it onto the ballot paper and her campaign was assisted by Tsepkalo's spouse, Veronika, and Babariko's campaign manager, Maria Kolesnikova…

RT (2020-09-05). Israel DEMOLISHES 51 Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem as destruction continues in 'unprecedented manner' — rights group. rt.com Israeli authorities escalated demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem in August, knocking 51 Palestinian buildings and displacing 85 people, many of whom were children, a Palestinian rights group said. | The demolition of homes, which Israel says were built without proper permits, have been conducted in an "unprecedented manner" in the past month, Palestinian rights group, Wadi Hilweh Information Center, said in a fresh report. | The authorities have been acting in this way despite a difficult situation with coronavirus in Israel and particularly in Jerusalem, which is claimed as the capital by both Israelis an…

RT (2020-09-05). Russia's Covid-19 vaccine effective against any dose of virus, says developer, mass vaccination to start around New Year. rt.com The leader of the team behind Sputnik V said on Friday that the immune response documented among volunteers taking the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine is sufficient to fight any level of Covid-19 infection. | Alexander Gintsburg, head of Moscow's Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, was speaking on the same day that The Lancet reported on trials confirming that every patient who received the vaccine had developed antibodies without any significant side-effects. | The British publication, one of the oldest and best-respected medical journals in the world, confirmed that the…

CP Editor (2020-09-05). Khruangbin & Leon Bridges — Texas Sun. counterpunch.org

Global Research News (2020-09-05). Selected Articles: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus. globalresearch.ca By The COVID pandemic and economic collapse have highlighted the race and class inequalities in our society. With more than 35 million jobs lost, millions …

Ralph Nader (2020-09-05). Can the Democratic Party Landslide the Criminal Tyrant Trump? commondreams.org Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) and Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris greet supporters outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, on August 20, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-09-05). End the blacklist of the World Socialist Web Site on Reddit! wsws.org The blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site on r/politics is a politically-motivated and unjustified attack on the rights of Reddit users to speak freely and read whatever they want on the link-sharing platform.

WSWS (2020-09-05). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-05). Was Alexey Navalny Incident an Anti-Russia False Flag? globalresearch.ca Was Putin critic Alexey Navalny's illness aboard a flight to Moscow a naturally occurring metabolic disorder as diagnosed by Russian doctors or something more sinister? | If the latter, was the incident manufactured to blame Russia for what no motive or …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-05). Unprecedented US Economic Collapse and Reality Defying Market Bubble. globalresearch.ca For 24 straight weeks, over a million working-age Americans applied for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. | What's been going on since March is unprecedented in US history, likely more of the same ahead and perhaps the worst of times to come….

Ricardo Vaz (2020-09-05). Venezuela: Operation Gedeon Organizers Arrested in Colombia. venezuelanalysis.com The four Venezuelan citizens helped prepare the failed paramilitary incursion in May.

WSWS (2020-09-05). Washington slaps sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor. wsws.org The sanctions, normally reserved for alleged terrorists or drug traffickers, are aimed at intimidating the ICC over its investigation of US war crimes.

_____ (2020-09-05). EU And France Call On US To Reverse 'Unacceptable' Sanctions Against ICC's War Crimes Investigators. popularresistance.org US sanctions against two International Criminal Court officials are "unacceptable and unprecedented" and should be reversed, said the EU's top diplomat, while the French foreign minister called them "a grave attack" on the court. | The sanctions are "unacceptable and unprecedented measures that attempt to obstruct the court's investigations and judicial proceedings," EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell said in a statement on Thursday. | The US should "reconsider its position and reverse the measures it has taken," Borrell added. | His comments came shortly after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yv…

Tony Cartalucci (2020-09-05). Lies of Omission: China's Xinjiang "Internment Camps", Extremist Terrorist Groups in Uighur-Xinjiang. globalresearch.ca For years now Western media and governments have maintained an almost ceaseless barrage against China over what they claim are networks of "internment camps" built and used in China's western Xinjiang region to persecute the Uyghur ethnic minority. | These claims …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-05). On third anniversary of Gauri Lankesh's assassination, Indian organizations vow to continue struggle. peoplesdispatch.org September 5 marks three years since progressive journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was assassinated in front of her house. A Hindu right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha is suspected to have carried out the murder…

teleSUR (2020-09-05). Venezuela: CNE Rejects Unilateral Sanctions Imposed by the US. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) Saturday issued a statement to reject the unilateral and coercive measures imposed by the U.S. government, which seek to sabotage the parliamentary elections scheduled for December 6. | RELATED: | CNE president Indira Alfonzo Izaguirre condemned the U.S. government institutions for subrogating absolutely "irresistible and non-existent" powers by trying to impose coerci…

Fight Back (2020-09-05). Tucson police kill Chicano teen as he attempts to surrender. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – At 11 a.m. on August 26, undercover Tucson police officers set up a drug deal with a 17-year-old suspected of armed robberies. After the deal, the young Chicano, identified by the Tucson Police Department as Simon Pancho, realized it was a sting operation and attempted to run. Within four seconds he was hit with two bullets and died as medical help arrived. | On September 2, TPD released the body cam footage but the first four minutes is footage of the suspect's alleged crimes of armed robbery. What's more is the officer narrating the video used the phrase "at age 17, technically he is a juvenile" as…

WSWS (2020-09-05). Florida parent denounces Osceola County public school system's unsafe reopening. wsws.org This letter was sent to the WSWS Educators Newsletter to expose the atrocious conditions facing educators, students and parents in Ocseola County, which stands adjacent to Disney World but has the worst-funded education system in Florida.

_____ (2020-09-05). The Opposite Of A Cynic: David Graeber, 1961-2020. popularresistance.org David Graeber was kind of anti-cynic, at pains to point out how common acts of altruism, mutual support, sharing and solidarity were, and that their absence from accounts of the world — because they were invisible to, or undervalued by, the people who wrote those accounts — was intensely political. The motivation for that exclusion on the right might be thought obvious: those acts don't fit comfortably with the contemporary capitalist conception of the human being, a perpetually value-maximising agent of economic exchange. David might also point out how fragile that conception is — why else must…

WSWS (2020-09-05). Millions reject UK government's return to work call as COVID-19 cases escalate. wsws.org The response to the pandemic has been driven from day one by a "herd immunity" policy and indifference to the deaths of tens of thousands.

_____ (2020-09-05). Why There Should Be A Pivot To Peace, Not War, With China. popularresistance.org A new international peace movement is being launched that opposes the new US military doctrine that is preparing this country for "major power conflict" with China. The doctrine of "major power conflict" will become a self-fulfilling prophecy unless the American people act to put the brakes on a doctrine/policy that is escalating global tensions, accelerating a new nuclear arms race, and eliminating accepted international arms treaties. While the Pentagon pivots toward preparations for major power conflict in Asia the non-stop demonization of China by the government and mainstream media has replaced an informed d…

_____ (2020-09-05). Weekly News Review August 30th — Sept 5th. truepublica.org.uk Editors Weekly Poke Last week, an article in the Tory backing Telegraph newspaper investigated different ways of calculating how well Britain has done so far in combatting the Covid crisis (source). It looked at the different ways across the world of calculating mortality rates of the pandemic. They interrogated case mortality rates, then excess deaths, …

Target Liberty (2020-09-05). My Hospital Experience and What the Nurses Told Me About COVID-19. globalresearch.ca JB reports in: | I just got home from back surgery where I spent 4 days in the hospital to start the recovery process. I was able to have some really good conversations with the nurses that were caring for me. …

WSWS (2020-09-05). Trump campaign enlists army of poll-watchers to intimidate Democratic voters. wsws.org The Trump campaign hopes to mobilize among its "poll watchers" the militia and vigilante types who have been attacking those protesting police violence and racism.

WSWS (2020-09-05). Opposition to school reopenings mounts across Florida as spread of COVID-19 deepens. wsws.org The forced reopening of schools across Florida is producing a catastrophe, with already over 1,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at dozens of schools.

Project Censored (2020-09-05). Episode 105 — Avoiding The COVID-15 with Dr. Colleen Sweeney. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon discuss healthy approaches to quarantine during the COVID-19 shelter in place with University of California Davis' Colleen… | How do establishment media outlets frame and curate our reality? How prevalent is propaganda, and censorship in the US, at a time when we desperately need transparent factual reporting? In…

_____ (2020-09-05). Washington State Police Target Black March Organizers With Arrests. popularresistance.org On Friday morning the Washington State Patrol (WSP) arrested nine people on suspicion of disorderly conduct during a protest that shut down the southbound lanes of I-5, congested Seattle streets, and backed up traffic to Bellevue. | Marchers say they block traffic to disrupt people living their day-to-day lives, and to bring the Black Lives Matter protest to where those people are. | Last week Morning Marchers shut down the Ballard Bridge. Yesterday, they shut down the southbound lanes on State Route Highway 99.

WSWS (2020-09-05). SUNY Oneonta orders thousands of students to return home after more than 500 test positive for COVID-19. wsws.org As of Thursday night, a staggering 507 people had tested positive for COVID-19 on the campus, nearly 17 percent of the on-campus student body.

WSWS (2020-09-05). Chadwick Boseman (1976—2020): A talented actor, now hailed as a "king" wsws.org Far from honoring his memory, the media's over-the-top eulogizing demeans the actor's work and serves reactionary political ends.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-05). Commemorating the legacy of slain Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh. peoplesdispatch.org On the anniversary of Gauri Lankesh's assassination by religious extremists in India, her sister Kavitha Lankesh talks about the progress of the court case on her murder; the state of Indian media today, and the legacy of her sister and father as fearless journalists.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-05). Ândia implode a própria Nova Rota da Seda. globalresearch.ca Houve época em que a Ândia vendia orgulhosamente a noàßà£o de que estabelecia uma Nova Rota da Seda só dela — a qual, partindo do Golfo de Om࣠para a intersecàßà£o da àÅsia Central e do Sul, permitiria acesso de …

teleSUR (2020-09-05). Iran: Schools Reopen Amid Strict COVID-19 Health Measures. telesurenglish.net Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday officially announced the opening of the new school year this, after a seven-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | During the school's opening ceremony via videoconference, Iran's head of state stressed the importance of education despite the pandemic. | "It is very important for us to continue with the knowledge learning and education system while trying to safeg…

WSWS (2020-09-05). Rochester, New York police tortured and murdered a man in March, video shows. wsws.org Footage from body-cameras shows police tormenting Daniel Prude for several minutes while he lay naked, handcuffed and hooded on a freezing street.

teleSUR (2020-09-05). Cuba Claims Media Blockade on Its Successes Fighting COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez denounced the little news coverage of Cuba's health achievements in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic are getting in the mainstream media. | RELATED: | This Saturday Foreign Minister Rodriguez took to Twitter to denounce that although Cuba continues to share its medical successes with the world, little information is shared on large media outlets. | "Cuban scientists share their progres…

teleSUR (2020-09-05). India Surpasses Four Million COVID-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net India's Health Ministry Saturday informed that the country broke the barrier of four million COVID-19 infections by totaling 4,023,179 cases of coronavirus. | RELATED: | The Asian country recorded 86,432 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of daily cases recorded in any country since the beginning of the pandemic. | Regarding to the number of deaths, the latest data show that the country has 69,…

Wayne Madsen (2020-09-05). A Silver Lining in the Rise of Neo-Fascism. thealtworld.com The only benefit from the rise of neo-fascist leaders in heretofore democratic nations is that the various fascist, neo-Nazi, racial and religious supremacists, and far-right terrorists have reared their ugly heads to the degree where it is now easier to identify them and their circle of contacts and organizations. When the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Poland, Turkey, and other similarly afflicted nations return to political normalcy, the forces of the far-right, already self-identified, can be rolled up, stripped of their weaponry and access to the Internet as threats to public safety. These resurgent Nazis…

Tim Anderson (2020-09-05). The Collaborator's Reward: the UAE, from Syria to Israel. thealtworld.com What do Panama's Manuel Noriega, Iraq's Saddam Hussein and the UAE's Mohamad Bin Zayed (MBZ) all have in common? They dreamed that their collaboration with the imperial power would allow them the freedom to pursue their own ambitions. | Very wrong. Once Noriega was employed by the CIA to betray compatriot nationalists and to be used as a tool against independent Cuba and Nicaragua, imperialism owned him. Once Saddam was armed (including with poison gas) by NATO countries to attack Revolutionary Iran and slaughter dissident Iraqis, imperialism owned him. And once MBZ collaborated with Mossad against the Palestinia…

WSWS (2020-09-05). Federal task force kills suspect in slaying of right-wing Trump supporter in Portland. wsws.org Michael Forest Reinoehl, gunned down by a fugitive task force in Washington State on Thursday, had said he was being "hunted" by far-right groups coordinating with the police.

Eli Reiter (2020-09-05). How cities can combat the dangerous combination of extreme heat and COVID. nationofchange.org The compounding threats of heat and isolation have been laid bare this summer thanks to COVID-19.

news.un (2020-09-05). End secret detention of rights defender, independent experts urge Pakistani authorities. news.un.org Independent UN rights experts have called on the Government of Pakistan to end the secret detention of a human rights defender, who has not been heard from in more than nine months.

WSWS (2020-09-05). Germany is reopening all schools despite rising coronavirus infections. wsws.org The lockdown in the spring saved millions of lives throughout Europe, but now schools and day care centres are being reopened, despite the rising spread of infections.

teleSUR (2020-09-05). Bangladesh: At Least 12 People Killed in Mosque Explosion. telesurenglish.net At least 12 people died and 37 others were injured in a fire caused by an explosion inside a mosque in Bangladesh. | RELATED: | The explosion was allegedly caused by a gas leak from a pipe that runs under the temple. According to preliminary data, the detonation occurred when someone tried to turn on the air conditioning. | Six air conditioners exploded at about 8: 30 p.m. local time on Friday as they were preparing to recite th…

teleSUR (2020-09-05). US Welcomes PM Holness' Victory in Jamaica's Election. telesurenglish.net Washington has welcomed Thursday's election result and the resounding win of the Jamaica Labour Party headed by re-elected Prime Minister Andrew Holness. | RELATED: | In a statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, congratulated the Jamaican people "for their dedication to democracy as demonstrated in the September 3rd general election," adding, "The United States and Jamaica share a commitment to free and fair elections, reg…

_____ (2020-09-05). The US Has Long Led The Assault On Human Rights. popularresistance.org The historical record on U.S. human rights policies, both domestic and international, is one of hypocrisy, deceit, and denigration. | Even in the field of civil and political rights that was recognized by the West, the record of abuse if horrific. | With the white national reconciliation ushered by the Hayes Tilden compromise that ended reconstruction after the civil war, racial terrorism and apartheid fascism in the Southern states was introduced and legally codified in the Plessy v Ferguson case of 1896. | Repression was not limited to the Black population. The bloody march of conquest across the country was co…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-05). Palestinian prisoner Daud Al-Khatib dies after 18 years in Israeli jail. peoplesdispatch.org Daud Al-Khatib died a few months ahead of his release. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society alleged that al-Khatib was not given proper medical care by the prison authorities…

Fight Back (2020-09-05). Tampa students protest for more Black faculty at university. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On September 2, students at the University of South Florida (USF) and concerned members of the Tampa community gathered at the house of Steve Currall, the current president of the USF, for a car protest demanding an increase in hiring Black faculty, specifically, professors and counselors. The protest was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). | Gareth Dawkins, a member of Tampa Bay SDS, discussed the new campaign to increase Black professors and counselors, which is coupled with a campaign to increase Black student enrollment: "USF needs to hire more Black faculty to not only i…

WSWS (2020-09-05). Brazilian governor suspended for COVID-19 emergency contracts fraud. wsws.org Brazil's high court has suspended Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel, pending a trial and impeachment on charges of fraud in COVID-19 relief contracts.

WSWS (2020-09-05). Washington DC's mayor and Trump trade authoritarian demands in crackdown on peaceful protesters. wsws.org The office of Washington, DC's Democratic mayor has been upbraided by the federal prosecutor's office for trying to "skirt constitutional protections and due process."

_____ (2020-09-05). UAE, Oman And UK Tell Court US Seized Their Oil. popularresistance.org Shippers based in the UAE, Oman and the UK told a US court today they hold title to the cargoes seized by the US aboard four tankers that allegedly were transporting petroleum products from Iran to Venezuela. | The US Justice Department on 14 August said it took custody of 1.16mn bl of Iranian product aboard four Greek-owned, Liberia-flagged tankers — the Bella, the Bering, the Luna and the Pandi. The vessels were carrying cargoes — interchangeably described by US attorneys as gasoil, gasoline and refined oil — from Iran to Venezuela, the US said. The three companies said they had the right to "

teleSUR (2020-09-05). US: People Call for Racial Justice On 100th Day of Protest. telesurenglish.net Police brutality protests are taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, this Saturday where the famous Kentucky Derby horse race is set to take place. | RELATED: | Protesters have gathered in the city's Jefferson Square Park, where Breonna Taylor's memorial site is located, chanting "No justice, no Derby." | In the morning, police brutality protesters clashed with armed counter protesters who identified as "patriots" who also t…

WSWS (2020-09-05). India-China border tensions flare anew, posing threat of catastrophic military conflict. wsws.org India's increasingly aggressive stance against China is being stoked by Washington.

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-05). Barbados Govt Plans to get Tourism Sector Workers Back to Work. telesurenglish.net The government of Barbados has proposed a plan to get tourism sector workers back to work. | RELATED: | Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, along with Special Envoy to the Prime Minister of Barbados, Professor Avinash Persaud, discussed a proposal following a meeting with workers which focuses on businesses in the tourism sector, mainly hotels, re-engaging their employees with a strong…

_____ (2020-09-05). Report: Georgia Wrongfully Purged 200,000 Voters. popularresistance.org A seven-year investigation of voter suppression in Georgia has found that the state likely removed 200,000 voters from its rolls who were, in fact, eligible to vote. The voters whose registrations were removed were also overwhelmingly concentrated in the counties comprising the Atlanta Metro area, according to initial findings released on Wednesday. | Conducted by the Palast Investigative Fund, which specializes in data journalism, and released by the ACLU of Georgia, the report reviewed more than 300,000 registered voters whom the state had purged from its rolls.

teleSUR (2020-09-05). Colombia: Prosecutor's Office Denies Request for Uribe's Release. telesurenglish.net The Colombian Attorney General's Office Friday rejected the freedom request presented by the defense of former president Alvaro Uribe, who is under house arrest on charges of alleged bribery and fraud. | RELATED: | "The prosecutor in charge of the investigation rejected the request because it should only be approved by a judge of control of guarantees in preliminary hearings," the Attorney General's Office stated.

CJ Hopkins (2020-09-05). Demonstrations against "New Normal" in Berlin: The Storming of the Reichstag Building on 29 August, 2020. globalresearch.ca image Berlin August 1 protest | On March 21, 1933, the Nazi-controlled Reichstag passed a law making it a crime to speak out against the government. The "Regulations of the Reich President for Defense from Treacherous Attacks against the Government of …

Ashley Curtin (2020-09-05). Coca-Cola leading plastic polluter worldwide for second year in a row. nationofchange.org Coca-Cola accounts for 3.3 million tons of plastic packaging annually, which roughly accounts for 200,000 bottles every minute.

_____ (2020-09-05). 'Flowers For Moses Cemetery': Community Fights Desecration Of African Cemetery. popularresistance.org Bethesda, MD – Tucked behind a McDonalds on River Road, a major thoroughfare, is a deep pit, the site of an African cemetery that is being desecrated to build a self-storage facility. For four years, members of the community and supporters, the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition, have been fighting to stop the commercial project and create a museum instead to educate about the horrors that happened here. | Today, over 100 people converged at the construction site. They sang songs, held a ceremony to honor the dead whose bodies are being desecrated and placed flowers on the fence surrounding the construction site…

WSWS (2020-09-05). The catastrophic fate of Belgium's elderly in the coronavirus pandemic. wsws.org Investigations paint a chilling picture of residents in Belgian retirement homes being blatantly denied health treatment.

Dean Baker (2020-09-05). New York Times Again Forgets to Mention the Fool Proof Way to Prevent Foreign Governments from Stealing Vaccine Research. cepr.net Of course that would be having open research that was freely shared. That would immediately make theft impossible, since there would be nothing to steal. This simple and obvious point is not mentioned once in a piece describing efforts by Russia and China to gain access to vaccine research being done at U.S. universities and …

2020-09-06: Social Media Postees

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US Activist and Friend to Venezuela Kevin Zeese Passes Away
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-06
U.S. lawyer, advocate, writer, activist-organizer and comrade, Kevin Zeese, passed away on Sunday morning. | RELATED: | US: People Call for Racial Justice On 100th Day of Protest | Zeese, alongside his partner Margaret Flowers, was the Co-director of Popular Resistance, an online resource providing news and information, which brings together movements for peace and economic, racial and environmental justice. | He sat on the advisory board of Courage Foundation defending Julian Assange, Edward Snow…
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Kevin Zeese: A Giant In The World Of Activism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-06
The Hawkins/Walker campaign is very sad to report that our Press Secretary, comrade-in-arms and brother, Kevin Zeese, passed away last night. He was 64 years old. | "I lost a friend. All of us lost a prolific, tireless, and principled advocate and activist for peace and justice. My condolences go out to his partner, Margaret Flowers, also a committed activist, his family, and the many people whose lives were enriched by Kevin and his work," Howie Hawkins said. | Kevin was a giant in the world of activism, from peace and justice to cannabis legalization to healthcare to independent politics.
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Activist Kevin Zeese Passes Away
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-06
U.S. lawyer, advocate, writer, activist-organizer and comrade, Kevin Zeese, passed away on Sunday morning. | Zeese, alongside his partner Margaret Flowers, was the Co-director of Popular Resistance, an online resource providing news and information, which brings together movements for peace and economic, racial and environmental justice. | He sat on the advisory board of Courage Foundation defending Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Jeremy Hammond, Chelsea Manning and other whistleblowers, where he stood up for dissidents and journalists.
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U.S. govt-linked PR firm ran fake news networks for right-wing Latin American regimes
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-06
A Washington, DC-based PR firm linked to the US government and Democratic Party, CLS Strategies, ran a fake news network on Facebook and Instagram, spreading propaganda for Bolivia's coup regime and the right-wing opposition in Venezuela and Mexico. By Ben Norton major US PR firm located just a few blocks from the White House has …
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Venezuela to Inaugurate Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-06
Venezuela will virtually inaugurate Saturday the Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among the Peoples which seeks to promote the work of Latin American Liberator, Simon Bolivar. | RELATED: | US Pressure Strategy Against Venezuela Fails, Arreaza Says | The Institute's main objective is to gather international support with the Bolivarian Revolution in the face of constant threats by the government of the U.S. President Donald Trump. | According to the Institute's offic…
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Video: 9/11 and the Global War on Terrorism
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
9/11 marks the onslaught of the "Global War on Terrorism" (GWOT), used as a pretext and a justification by the US and its NATO allies to carry out a "war without borders", a global war of conquest. A far-reaching overhaul of US military doctrine was launched in the wake of 9/11.
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Colombia: Another Social Leader Killed in Nariño
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-06
Indigenous organizations Saturday denounced the murder of Juan Pablo Prado, a social leader who was killed in the Municipality of Tumaco, Nariño Department. | RELATED: | Colombia: New Massacre in El Cauca Leaves 3 People Dead | According to Colombia's Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC), the social leader was killed near the school where he worked on September 6 by unidentified men who shot him at least three times. | Francisco Cortez Guanga, governor of the Piguambí Palangana coun…
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Wa Ni Ska Tan: Hydro-electricity and impacts on Indigenous and other communities
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
"We have no money to fight hydro so we've got to fight back with words and with words we can fight back. By telling the truth about what really is happening in these communities." | — Gerald McKay, Fisher Grand Rapids, …
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Venezuela: 14,400 Candidates Will Run in Parliamentary Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-06
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has sworn in eight new ministers, six of whom are women. | RELATED: | Venezuela: CNE Rejects Unilateral Sanctions Imposed by the US | During a session with the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19, the Head of State recognized the work of the eight outgoing ministers who will be participating in the electoral arena, in the upcoming parliamentary elections. | Likewise, he acknowledged the announcement of the Preside…
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"The representatives of the Irish ruling class stand weakened"
Muhammed Shabeer | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-06
Peoples Dispatch talks to Eugene McCartan, General Secretary of Communist Party of Ireland (CPI), who discusses the party's position towards the new government formed in Ireland and its policies, along with other issues including COVID-19. The CPI is an all-Ireland Marxist–Leninist party, founded in 1933. | Peoples Dispatch (PD): What is your take on the new government in Ireland formed through a partnership between the Fianna Fáil, Fine Gáel and the Greens? Do you perceive this as an attempt by the establishment parties to defy the mandate of the 2020 general elections? | Eugene McCartan (EM): Like a game…
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"The representatives of the Irish ruling class stand weakened"
Muhammed Shabeer | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-06
Peoples Dispatch talks to Eugene McCartan, General Secretary of Communist Party of Ireland (CPI), who discusses the party's position towards the new government formed in Ireland and its policies, along with other issues including COVID-19. The CPI is an all-Ireland Marxist–Leninist party, founded in 1933. This is the first part of the conversation. | Peoples Dispatch (PD): What is your take on the new government in Ireland formed through a partnership between the Fianna Fáil, Fine Gáel and the Greens? Do you perceive this as an attempt by the establishment parties to defy the mandate of the 2020 general ele…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/06/the-repre…

The Struggle for Belarus on Russia's Geopolitical Doorstep
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
Protests in Belarus since longtime President Lukashenko was legitimately reelected on August 9 were made in the USA. | Despite his authoritarian rule, most Belarusians support him over an unacceptable alternative — transformation of the country into a neo-Nazi US vassal …
globalresearch.ca/the-struggle-for-belar…

Mali's Ousted President Leaves Country to Get Medical Treatment
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-06
Mali's former President Ibrahim Boubacar, who was deposed on August 18 by a coup d'état, Sunday announced that he will leave the country to receive medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates. | RELATED: | Mali: Shootings and Arrests in Bamako Warns of Possible Coup | Boubacar will be transferred to the United Arab Emirates in a medical plane. He will stop over in a neighboring country, which was not specified. | On Tuesday, the former president was hospitalized after suffering…
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In photos: LA march on the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-06
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/5/photos-la…

9/11 News Coverage: How 36 Reporters Brought Us the Twin Towers' Explosive Demolition on 9/11
Ted Walter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
The widely held belief is that the Twin Towers collapsed as a result of the airplane impacts and the resulting fires. Among those who witnessed the event firsthand, the more prevalent hypothesis was that the Twin Towers had been brought down by massive explosions.
globalresearch.ca/how-36-reporters-broug…

Do Most Economists Think Government Deficits Should Have Been Lower Before the Pandemic Hit?
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-09-06
Washington Post reporter Heather Long has a series of useful charts comparing the economy's performance under Presidents Obama and Trump. Most of the discussion is quite good, but one item that raised my eyebrow was in the section on deficits, where it told readers: "Many economists say the bulge in spending after the Great Recession …
cepr.net/do-most-economists-think-govern…

NYC West Indian Day & London's Notting Hill Carnival Go Virtual
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-06
Caribbean carnival has gone online this year as cities around the globe find ways to hold the annual festivities amid coronavirus restrictions. | RELATED: | Barbados Govt Plans to get Tourism Sector Workers Back to Work | New York City's West Indian American Day Parade joins the ranks of those activities whose sights and sounds will be virtual this time around. | For decades, NYC's celebrations–one of the largest showcasing Caribbean culture outside of the Caribbean–has featu…
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This Labor Day, 'Black Lives Matter' Must Mean Justice for Black Workers
Tanya Wallace-Gobern | progressive.org | 2020-09-06
The economy was failing Black workers before the pandemic–and now, even as many are deemed essential, they're being treated as disposable.
progressive.org/dispatches/labor-day-bla…

Jade, For Hire! — "The Case of the Wrinkled Egg"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-06
Tales of The Resistance — Episode 5 : Jade, For Hire! — The Case of the Wrinkled Egg The continuing story of "Jade, For Hire!"
mronline.org/2020/09/06/jade-for-hire-th…

Eviction Moratorium Delays Crisis Until January, When Tenants Will Owe Back Rent
Alexis Goldstein | zcomm.org | 2020-09-06
Unless Congress or the Trump administration takes further action, millions may be spending New Year's Day being kicked out of their homes…
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Eviction Abolition: The Time Is Now
David Rovics | zcomm.org | 2020-09-06
Can you imagine a society where the prospect of a forced eviction is considered completely barbaric, and is virtually or entirely unheard of in practice?>…
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"Death Is on the Ballot"
Ariel Dorfman | zcomm.org | 2020-09-06
Lessons for the US, 50 Years After Allende's Socialist Revolution in Chile…
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Saturday 9/26: Palestine Justice Coalition Teach-In: Palestinian Future and Israeli Annexation
Resource Center for Nonviolence | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
Online Event | http: //bit.ly/pjcteachin…
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VIDEO: Pompeo in Jerusalem
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-06
With few exceptions, Trump's self flattery about his commitment to Israel is legit. But didn't he get elected to be the most pro-American President ever? Watch the video and read more in the article by Philip Giraldi.
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Montenegro Charts a New Course
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-06
The August 30 parliamentary elections in Montenegro are a game changing event, no matter what the immediate outcome. The three decade-old NATO-friendly regime has been dealt a blow which may not be lethal in the near term, but it certainly marks the beginning of its terminal decline. | The outcome of the electoral contest is ambiguous, as most things are in the Balkans. The ruling pro-Western DPS Party (ironically, the acronym stands for "Democratic Party of Socialists" which is the successor to the former League of Communists), if we are to go by the official count, obtained a plurality of the votes, about 35%.
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Police arrest more than 600 as protesters make clear climate change isn't going away
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-06
More than 600 people have been arrested during five days of climate change protests in central London, police have said.Back on the agenda: Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion (XR) reignited its efforts to highlight the dangers of climate change this month after they were largely placed on hold by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that the world has 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5C. Temperat…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/09/06/police-a…

Hezbollah, Hamas leaders hold talks in Lebanon
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah held talks in Beirut with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh and his deputy Saleh al-Arouri, according to the Lebanese group.The talks covered the "latest political and military developments in Palestine, Lebanon and the region," Hezbollah said in a statement.The two group leaders also discussed "the hazards facing the Palestinian cause, particularly the US deal of the century and projects for normalization with Israel," the statement said.This January US President Donald Trump announced the so-called "deal of the century," which refers to Jerusalem as "Israel's undivided cap…
yenisafak.com/en/news/hezbollah-hamas-le…

German Politicians Want to Stop Nord Stream 2 Due to Assassination Attempt of Russian Opposition Leader
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
The case of the alleged assassination attempt of the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has generated much controversy and discussions worldwide. In Germany, where Navalny is currently, the political controversy surrounding the case is taking on particularly large proportions. The …
globalresearch.ca/german-politicians-wan…

Palestine to Cut Ties With Countries That Recognize Israel
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-06
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat Sunday said that Palestine will break relationships with any country that moves or opens its embassy in Jerusalem. | RELATED: | Israel Plans Thousands New Illegal Settlements in the West Bank | "We urge all nations to respect international law, including Security Council resolutions 478 and 2334," Erekat added. | The statement comes after Serbia and Kosovo decided on Friday to move their embassies from Tel…
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Video: Idlib Question and Prospects of New Syrian-Turkish Confrontation
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
The southern part of Greater Idlib remains the main point of instability in Syria. The military situation, which had temporarily stabilized after the end of the Turkish attack on the Syrian Army codenamed "Operation Spring Shield", is once again deteriorating. …
globalresearch.ca/video-idlib-question-p…

Militant protests ongoing in Rochester, NY, demanding justice for Daniel Prude
Hannah Dickinson | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-06
A county autopsy ruled Prude's death a homicide, finding that Prude had suffered "complications of asphyxia."
liberationnews.org/militant-protests-ong…

Quiet corridors but a full programme at virtual UNGA75: five things you need to know
news.un.org | 2020-09-06
The 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session, begins on 15 September and this year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it will be unlike any other in the organization's three quarters of a century of existence.
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Minors Killed by Paraguayan Army Were 11-Years-Old, Report Says
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-06
A forensic analysis carried out this Saturday found that the minors killed in an operation by the Paraguayan Armed Forces were both 11 years old. | RELATED: | Paraguay: Gov't Tries to Halt Protests by Using Excessive Force | The exams were carried out one day after the Argentine Foreign Ministry requested the Paraguayan government information on the girls killing. The minors were both of Argentine nationality. | Forensic expert Pablo Lemir conducted an anthropological and denta…
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US B-52 Bombers Back in Britain: Escalating Nuclear Tension
Kate Hudson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
Six US Air Force B-52 bombers arrived at RAF Fairford on Saturday. Official sources describe it as 'a long planned training mission', carrying out theatre and flight training across Europe and Africa. But local news site GloucestershireLive describes it as …
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How the Middle Half Lives
John Hawkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-06
The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;– Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! — William Wordsworth, "The World Is Too Much With Us", 1807 To Hell with the Middle Class! Oh, wait. They're …
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Do Face Masks Work? 8 Peer-Reviewed Studies
Rez Karim | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
Strange though as it may seem, we feel nervous writing this report. Nervous that Google, Twitter, Facebook etc. might deem our site 'less trustworthy' or something similar. Nervous because we could very well become victims of internet censorship perpetrated by …
globalresearch.ca/do-face-masks-work-8-p…

Presidential candidate La Riva and PSL members on the ground with Lake Charles evacuees
Claudia Andrade | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-06
Presidential candidate Gloria La Riva changed her national tour stops to return to the battered state of Louisiana to help the residents of Lake Charles who have been devastated by Hurricane Laura. Together with Louisiana and Georgia PSL members, the team is meeting with evacuees who are temporarily housed in New Orleans. The Party for …
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20 Years: A Generation and a Day in Development Life. Morocco's High Atlas
Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
As so many of us ask when we commemorate an anniversary of decades: where have all the years gone? Have we done all we can? Have we been of true service? Did we do right? | We also may wonder on …
globalresearch.ca/20-years-generation-da…

We Are Living in a Plastic World
Dr. David Suzuki | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
Almost every product and material we refer to as "plastic" is made from fossil fuels. Most of it hasn't been around for long — a little over 70 years for the most common products. North American grocery stores didn't start …
globalresearch.ca/living-plastic-world/5…

Job growth continues to slow in August
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-06
San José, CA – The August jobs report released by the Department of Labor on Friday, September 4 showed that job growth continues to slow. The number of new jobs has gone from 4.8 million in June to 1.8 million in July to only 1.4 million in August. The August figure was even weaker because over 200,000 of these new jobs were temporary 2020 Census jobs. So far, the economy has gained back only half the jobs lost in March and April. | The total number of people collecting the regular state unemployment insurance or benefits, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for gig workers and the self-employed, the fe…
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Channelling EU Money to the Military industry Under the Guise of 'Industrial Policy'
Dirk Adriaensens | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
On 23 July, the vast majority of the Left Group (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament approved, together with the social democratic (S&D), Green and rightist (EPP, Renew) parties, a resolution which opposes the 'European deal' of 21 July, in which …
globalresearch.ca/appeal-left-parties-eu…

Worsening epidemic and a sinking economy: Modi's mid-year balance sheet
Prabir Purkayastha | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-06
Having surrendered before the epidemic, India's Narendra Modi govt. is hoping that the economy will bail it out. Unfortunately, we are likely to face the worst of both: a worsening epidemic and an economy that continues to shrink…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/06/worsening…

Pittsburgh rally demands relief for unemployed workers
Kaity Baril | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-06
On September 1, 2020, the organizations Pittsburgh Restaurant Worker's Aid and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United held called for "Emergency Day of Action: "Don't Starve, Fight!" in front of Senator Pat Toomey's office. The following speech was given by Kaity Baril, a representative of The Pittsburgh Unemployed Council, who was invited to speak on the loss …
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Tallahassee protesters jailed after demonstration against grand jury decision that lets killer cops off hook
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-06
Tallahassee, FL — The Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) took to the streets, September 5, in response to a grand jury decision, released the day before, that exonerated Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) officers in three murders of Black men thus far in 2020. The grand jury found that TPD's use of force was 'justified' in the shooting deaths of Mychael Johnson in March and Wilbon Woodard and Tony McDade in separate incidents in May. | The protest included a march and car caravan through downtown Tallahassee, ending at the Historic Florida State Capitol, demanding legal action against the offic…
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The "End of Poverty" Illusion: Global and East Asian Realities in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Prof. Mel Gurtov | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
The World Bank's Poverty Illusion | Ever tried living on $1.90 a day? That is the World Bank's "International Poverty Line (IPL)." If your income is at or below that figure, you are living in "extreme poverty." In fact, it's a …
globalresearch.ca/end-poverty-illusion-g…

Toronto Children's Hospital Recommends Back to School without Masks or Social Distancing. Detailed Report
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
First published by Global Research on July 21, 2020 | Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children (aka SickKids) has released a detailed report on "the harms of school closure on [children's] physical and mental health." Harms included: "Increased rates of depression, trauma, …
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WHO: COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Available By Mid-2021
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-06
The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday warned that the coronavirus vaccine will not be ready until mid-2021, despite efforts to release it earlier. | RELATED: | Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe, Scientific Journal Reports | Even when WHO considered it encouraging that several vaccines are in the so-called phase 3 study, which involves testing tens of thousands of people, indicated that there is still a long way to go. | WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said "that none of the c…
telesurenglish.net/news/who-covid-19-vac…

Leveraging innovation, partnership to shore up food security in Asia and the Pacific
news.un.org | 2020-09-06
Transforming food systems in Asia and the Pacific to make them more sustainable, resilient and productive, is vital for countries to rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and address chronic undernourishment, a UN regional forum on food security has heard.
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Video: 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-06
Los Angeles, CA – August 29, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium against war, racism and police brutality. Here is a short video of highlights of the march and rally. The chant of "Chicano power! Chicana power!" rang out in East Los Angeles. | Carlos Montes, who helped organize the event stated, "In the future we will produce a longer version with speakers and interviews of youth, mothers and organizers of this historic event. We thank all the groups that helped with the march and rally – too many to list here. Gracias a Brown Berets La Mesa, La Raza Unida Party, Centro CSO and Centro CSO Y…
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The Meaning of Allende's Triumph
Ariel Dorfman | zcomm.org | 2020-09-06
I danced in the streets after Allende's victory in Chile 50 years ago. Now I see its lessons for today…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-meaning-of-all…

New York Takes a Seismic Step to the Left
Matthew Cunningham-Cook | zcomm.org | 2020-09-06
After the general election in November, New York will have one of its most left-wing legislatures in decades…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/new-york-takes-a-s…

Stories From The Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion | zcomm.org | 2020-09-06
The right wing media is a barrier to the truth, failing to reflect the scale and urgency of the crisis and hold governments to account…
zcomm.org/zvideo/stories-from-the-rebell…

Trump Regime vs. the ICC: the Wrong Side of "Sovereignty"
Thomas Knapp | zcomm.org | 2020-09-06
If Trump and Pompeo don't want US military personnel to do the time, they should stop sending US military personnel abroad to do the crimes.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-regime-vs-th…

In California, a "Labor Slate" Aims to Redefine the Relationship Between Unions and Politics
Hamilton Nolan | zcomm.org | 2020-09-06
The plat ≠form empha ≠sizes union jobs, afford ≠able hous ≠ing, Medicare for All, pub ≠lic edu ≠ca ≠tion and trans ≠porta ≠tion, as well as increas ≠ing tax ≠es on the rich…
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Trump goes nuclear against ICC
Maureen Clare Murphy | zcomm.org | 2020-09-06
The Trump administration in Washington has placed economic sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and another senior official at the Hague…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-goes-nuclear…

Tuesday 9/8: Caravan for Black Lives Matter – El Cerrito
El Cerrito Progressives | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
El Cerrito Plaza BART n/e Parking lot at the corner of Richmond St. and Central Ave.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883646…

Youth Led Demo Honors Martyrs of the Rebellions
YAR | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has hundreds upon hundreds of police being paid overtime in order to teargas and terrorize a march led by high school aged kids.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/06/1883650…

Refuse Fascism Holds Rally and March in San Francisco
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
Rally at the Embarcadero and march dowm Market Street to City Hall in "mass" mobilization.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/06/1883648…

Wednesday 9/9: 2020 California Admission Day ~ "Chattel Slavery and Freedom in the State of California"
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
The African House / Nubian Family Beauty Supply | 2251 Florin Rd, #135 | Sacramento, CA 95822…
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Saturday 10/3: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group – Revenge Capitalism
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
Online…
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Ventura County Wildlife Connectivity Defended From Industry Legal Challenge
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
In a ruling this week, a judge formally granted permission to four conservation organizations to help defend Ventura County's innovative wildlife connectivity ordinances — the first of their kind in California.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883646…

Journalists Fight Foot-Dragging by Oakland Police on Records Requests
Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News Service | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
Citing a pattern of consistent stonewalling, investigative journalists have taken the Oakland Police Department to court to force it to comply with state public records laws.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883646…

Sunday 9/6: Livestream Tribute to Essential Workers for Labor Day 2020 / Homenaje a lxs Trabajadorxs
National Domestic Workers Alliance and others | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
Online via livestream…
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Can U.S. Democracy Be Fixed?
Richard Falk | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
To distract and divert, scapegoating becomes a core tactic of these moves away from democratic cohesion. In a world of inequalities and global warming, there has arisen a frightening receptivity to blaming the stranger or the other for the unfairness being experienced in the forms of inequality, economic displacement, and erosions of national identity.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883645…

Mother Jones Epidemic
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
As a Labor Day weekend begins with many millions out of work, while we're supposed to stay home (if we have one) and not have any fun,I thought I'd share from Mother Jones' autobiography how she lived though the epidemic of her day.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/04/1883645…

60 Days of Struggle Starts with Rally and March
From Embarcadero to SF City Hall | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
Speakers called on hundreds of gathered demonstrators to confront the truth about what is happening in the US and find joy in taking to the streets.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/06/1883647…

Saturday 9/12: Suds, Snacks, and Socialism – BYO – Elections 2020, Part 1
Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
This is a virtual event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/04/1883644…

Antioch Hunger Strikers Demand Justice and Accountability
Support the Strikers! | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
Hunger strikers in Antioch demand an end racial injustice and police brutality.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883646…

Saturday 9/5: Life Over Rent: Our Needs Come Before Our Landlord's Profits
TANC | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
Alameda County Superior Courthouse | 1225 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94612…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883645…

Environmental Groups Ask Ecuador ¥s Highest Court to Protect Los Cedros
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
Jane Goodall, 1,200 Other International Scientists Urge Mining Halt in Ecuadorian Protected Forest…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883646…

Covid, Death & Capitalist Crimes In California's Central Valley
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-06
The growing pandemic in California's Central Valley including the eight deaths at Foster Farms is the focus of this program. Despite the fact that Governor Newsom and companies like Foster Farms were aware of the threat of the virus they refused protect the workers and their families. Cal-OSHA has less than 200 health and safety inspectors for California's 18 million workers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/04/1883645…

The Anarchist Assassination of U.S. President William McKinley and Its Links to the Murder of Tsar Alexander II
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-06
In 1901, there was a political coup d'etat in the United States that transformed the world and nobody noticed. | A beloved and twice-elected nationalist president was assassinated and replaced by a passionate supporter of the British Empire and America was on its disastrous path to empire in Asia and war in Europe. | The strategic context of the murder of William McKinley is seldom discussed. The extraordinary and deeply disturbing parallels between his murder and the sadistic slaughter 20 years before of Russia's heroic Tsar Alexander II, friend of Abraham Lincoln and liberator of 24 million slaves has, to my kn…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/06/an…

How Trump's America Changed Political Satire — for Both Liberals and Conservatives
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-06
Liam KENNEDY | Even before Donald Trump was elected in 2016, he had been providing America's late night TV show hosts with ample fodder for comedy. | These late night TV shows are the spearhead of political satire for liberal America, and many take their orientation from The Daily Show, which began in 1996. With John Stewart as host after 1999, it developed a mixture of political and news satire that became a popular genre. | Following Trump's election victory, humour was quickly seen by disoriented liberals as both a balm and a…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/06/ho…

The Privileged vs. the People
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-06
America's decadent elite is a plundering barbarian horde, leaving social and material destruction in its wake. | Andrew DORAN | "The Americans never use the word 'peasant,'" Alexis de Tocqueville observed, "because they have no idea of the peculiar class which that term denotes." Nor do Americans use "noble" or "aristocrat" or "barbarian." However, the basic phenomena endure, even if the class structure and therefore the terms have evolved. | Shortly after Tocqueville published his thoughts on the democratic experiment in America, Benjamin Disraeli published Sybil ∏ a novel in which he argued that England…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/06/pr…

Military coop. with Iran bears good impact on regional peace
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Military and defense cooperation between Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan has a positive impact on the spread of peace and stability in the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163180/Military-coo…

VIDEO: Powerful Typhoon Haishen approaching Japan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — A powerful typhoon approaching southwestern Japan has intensified into a dangerous storm, with officials warning of record rainfall, huge waves and high tides.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163171/VIDEO-Powerf…

Big haul of illicit drugs seized in Golestan Prov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — The police forces of Golestan province, northern Iran, have seized over 1 ton of narcotics in the border regions of the province.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163153/Big-haul-of-…

VIDEO: Situation in Portland, similar to war zones
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Civil unrest in US's Portland is similar to the war zones. Floyd's death ignited the most widespread civil unrest in the US in decades and unleashed protests against police brutality and for racial justice in America.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163176/VIDEO-Situat…

Why studying in Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Although the coronavirus pandemic has brought the world into a standstill for more than six months now, the academic year has begun in several countries including Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163172/Why-studying…

New channel created for Iran's export to Central Asia
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs Gholamreza Ansari said that a new channel has been created for the export of Iranian goods to Central Asia through Afghanistan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163175/New-channel-…

Filmmaker Majidi censures US sanctions against Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi censured the US inhuman sanctions against Iran during the press conference held after screening his latest film "Sun Children" at the 77th Venice Film Festival.
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General policies of 7th 5-Year Development Plan discussed
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — In a Sunday meeting attended by Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, the general policies of Iran's Seventh Five-Year Economic, Cultural and Social Development Plan 1400-1405 (2021 – 2026) were discussed.
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Iranians to never forget damages caused by US sanctions
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that Iranian nation will never forget the damages caused by the US sanctions.
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Semnan exports 96K tons of non-oil goods since March 20
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Head of Industry, Mining and Trade Organization of Semnan province announced that a total of 96,000 tons of non-oil goods have been exported from the province since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20).
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VIDEO: Harvesting grapes in Kashmar
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
KASHMAR, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Every year in early September, farmers in Kashmar county, Razavi Khorasan Province, begin harvesting grapes and drying them up into raisins.
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Schools during corona days
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — This year, the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, across the country caused New School Year to start earlier in summer.
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US uninvited intruder in region, Syria: Spox
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-06
TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — The Spokesperson for the Iranian Mission to the UN said that Iran's role in Syria is merely to help the Syrian people and their government to fight terrorism and restore stability and security.
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Ministers looking into clampdown on XR and beefed-up police powers after press blockade protest
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-06
Ministers are mulling new protections for "tenets of democracy" such as courts and the press after an environmental protest prevented UK newspapers from reaching the stands. | Some newsagents' shelves were left empty on the morning of Saturday 5 September after Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters targeted Newsprinters printing works at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, and Knowsley, near Liverpool, blocking the day's papers from leaving the depots. | Dear Newsagents, we are sorry for disruption caused to your business this morning. Dear Mr. Murdoch, we are absolutely not sorry for continuing to disrupt your agenda this…
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While XR disrupts the 'free press', the Tories are attacking independent media
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-09-06
As Extinction Rebellion (XR) shut down the print versions of major UK newspapers, an actual attack on the free press was taking place. It's one which shows that the Tory government's creeping authoritarianism is still alive and kicking — and growing more concerning by the day. | XR: shutting down the corporate press: | The Canary reported that on Saturday 5 September, XR activists blocked some corporate newspaper printing presses.
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Trump Admin's Small Business Bailout Has Been Plagued by Waste, Fraud and Abuse
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-06
This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge. | In several cases that have received heavy press attention, small business owners who said they needed money from the government to stay afloat during the economic downturn ha…
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GOP-Aligned Groups Use Discredited Ideas to Promote Fear of Mail-in Voting
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-06
Two groups in the well-funded influence network of Leonard Leo, the Trump confidant and right-wing operative credited with moving our nation's federal courts to the Right, held a webinar for the State Policy Network (SPN) on voter fraud messaging in Au…
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California's Giant Smoke Plumes and Record Heatwaves Signal Climate Emergency
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-06
Smoke plumes rising tens of thousands of feet into the air over California could be seen from outer-space overnight and into Sunday as massive wildfires that touched off this weekend amid a statewide heatwave triggered dramatic rescue efforts for hundreds of people trapped in a U.S. national forest and fresh warnings of a "climate emergency" unfolding in real time. | The fast-moving "Creek Fire" in the Sierra National Forest — which has burned at least 36,000 acres and reported as 0% co…
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Incarcerated People Are Challenging Deadly Pandemic Conditions in Prisons
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-06
On April 10, Esther Arias made a video call to her son and asked him to stream the call on Facebook Live. | Arias wanted the larger public to know about how the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, was handling COVID. One woman, she said, had tested positive three times — but remained in the housing unit. Four other women had been placed in quarantine, then onto her housing unit, she said. | In March, Attorne…
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A Doctor Got Charged $10,984 for a COVID-19 Antibody Test — by His Own Employer
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-06
The bill left him so dismayed he quit his job. And now, after ProPublica's questions, the parent company of his insurer said the case is being investigated and could lead to repayment or a referral to law enforcement. | The case is the latest to show how providers have sometimes charged exorbitant prices for visits for simple and inexpensive COVID-19 tests. ProPublica recently reported how a $175 COVID-19 test…
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Turkey starts 'Mediterranean Storm' military drills in Northern Cyprus
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
The armed forces of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Sunday started joint military exercises in Northern Cyprus. | Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay announced on Twitter that the five-day exercise, Mediterranean Storm, is a demonstration of their will to stand against those trying to confine Turkey to the Gulf of Antalya while ignoring the Turkish Cypriots. | "The security priorities of our country and the TRNC are indispensable, along with diplomatic solutions in the Eastern Mediterranean," he said.Oktay wished success to the nations' soldiers, the guarantors of peace in the Mediterra…
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Strong, Determined, Powerful! Turkey says drilling activities in East Med continue
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
Turkey's energy exploration ship is continuing its determined mission in the Eastern Mediterranean, said the National Defense Ministry on Sunday."Strong, Determined and Powerful! The frigates and corvettes belonging to our Naval Forces are resolutely continuing their duty of escorting / protecting the ORUC REIS research ship, which continues to work in our jurisdiction areas in the Eastern Mediterranean," the ministry posted on Twitter with a nearly two-minute video of the ships at work."No lawlessness or bullying will be allowed in the region!" the ministry added.The video also showed communication between the s…
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Indonesia reports 3,444 new coronavirus cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
Indonesia reported 3,444 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 194,109, data from the country's health ministry website showed.The Southeast Asian country also reported 85 new deaths on Sunday, taking the total to 8,025, the highest coronavirus death toll in Southeast Asia.
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Pope says gossiping is a 'worse plague' than coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
"Please, brothers and sisters, let's make an effort not to gossip. Gossiping is a worse plague than COVID," the pope said during his weekly address from a window above St. Peter's Square."The devil is the great gossip. He is always saying bad things about others because he is the liar who tries to split the Church," Francis added in the off-the-cuff comments.The pope has regularly warned of the risks of gossiping and has also railed against Internet trolls."If something goes wrong, offer silence and prayer for the brother or sister who make a mistake, but never gossip," he said on Sunday.
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Turkey 'neutralizes' 91 PKK/YPG terrorists in 10 days
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
At least 91 PKK/YPG terrorists were "neutralized" in Iraq and Syria over the last 10 days, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Sunday.In a statement, the ministry said that the Turkish armed forces neutralized 16 PKK/YPG terrorists in Iraq and Syria over the last 24 hours."Thus, in the last ten days, 91 PKK/YPG terrorists have been neutralized," it added.Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the…
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Hamas denies any link to far-right US group
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
Palestinian resistance group Hamas has denied any link to the far-right extremist movement Boogaloo Bois in the United States.American and Israeli media reported that two members from Boogaloo Bois group were arrested by US authorities and charged with conspiring to support Hamas.Media reports said that the US Justice Department accused both Michael Robert Solomon, 30, and Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, of providing material support to a "foreign terrorist organization"."We decry the US administration attempt to link Hamas to any member of this group," the Palestinian movement said in a statement."This is a desperate…
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Virus claims 6 more lives in Tunisia, 3 in Bahrain
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
Tunisia confirmed on Sunday six new coronavirus-related fatalities, while Bahrain registered three. | The Tunisian Health Ministry said it recorded 234 additional infections over the past 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 4,776 cases, including 93 deaths, and 1,701 recoveries. | The North African country managed to contain its outbreak by imposing restrictions in March, but cases have been rising since it reopened its borders on June 27. | In Bahrain, the Health Ministry registered 1,338 new cases and 632 recoveries. | The Gulf state's caseload has risen to 54,771, including 196 deaths, and 50,645 recoveri…
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'No peace until Kashmiris' rights are fulfilled'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
Peace that is not based on the principle that governments derive all their just power from the governed can never — and should never — last, speakers said at a webinar on the Kashmir issue on Friday."According to the additional protocols of the Geneva Conventions, which relate to people fighting colonial domination, alien occupation, and racist regimes for their right to self-determination, Kashmir is an international armed conflict," said Mohammad Mushtaq Ahmad, director general of the Pakistan-based Shari'ah Academy.The virtual conference, titled International Armed Conflict and Kashmir, was hosted…
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Erdogan receives Libyan PM in Istanbul
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday received Fayez al Sarraj, head of Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), in Istanbul.The closed-door meeting, which started at 02.10 p.m. local time (1110 GMT) at the Vahdettin Mansion, is still in progress.Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.The GNA was founded in 2015 under a UN-led agreement. But efforts for a long-term political settlement have failed due to a military offensive by forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Russia.G…
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Bangladesh: Gas leak suspected in deadly mosque blast
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
Bangladeshi officials Sunday cited evidence to show a gas leak caused a weekend explosion at a mosque that killed 24 people, leaving 13 in critical condition with severe burns."Gas is still in the mosque room, and gas bubbles continue to occur at the scene and seep out from different points," Lt. Col. Zillur Rahman, a top official at the fire and civil defense agency, told Anadolu Agency, saying this proves the existence of a gas leak, which he said was behind the Friday night blast."The six air conditioners in the mosque room melted instead of being blasted. If any AC had exploded, there would be evidence of bla…
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Turkey urges Kosovo against opening Jerusalem embassy
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
Turkey on Sunday urged Kosovo against opening an embassy in Jerusalem, saying doing so would undermine UN resolutions and hurt the Palestinian cause."We call on the leadership of Kosovo to abide by these [UN] decisions to refrain from such steps that would undermine the historical and legal status of Jerusalem and may also prevent Kosovo from being recognized by other states in the future," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.The statement cited various UN resolutions stressing that the Palestinian issue can only be solved with an independent, sovereign, and geographically continuous Palestinian stat…
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France's Le Drian says it is urgent to reach deal on Brexit
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian said in Sunday it was urgent to reach an agreement on Brexit trade talks and he blamed the stalemate on Britain's attitude."The British people do not seem to understand that if one wants to negotate a good deal, one must talk about all issues," Le Drian told France Inter radio."It's not going well, with only two months left, it is urgent, the countdown has started. We prefer to reach a deal but we need to discuss the whole package, including fisheries, to avoid a no-deal," he added.The United Kingdom formally left the EU on Jan. 31 but it remains in a transition phase un…
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Turkey: 1,100-year-old Armenian church holds holy mass
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
By Mesut VarolVAN, Turkey (AA) – A millennium-old Armenian church this Sunday celebrated a special mass in eastern Turkey.The Armenian Akdamar Church of the Holy Cross — an invaluable piece of Turkish cultural heritage located in the Van province — hosted the mass amid precautionary measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.The 1,100-year-old church is opened for worship once a year with special permission of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry.The mass, which normally draws thousands of local and international tourists, this year gathered a limited number of visitors due to virus safety measures.
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Turkey: 2,400-year-old mask unearthed in ancient city
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
A terracotta mask dating back nearly 2,400 years has been found during excavations in western Turkey, said the leader of the dig.Archaeologist Kaan Iren, who heads the excavation team in the ancient city of Daskyleion in the Balikesir province, told Anadolu Agency that a mask of the ancient Greek god Dionysus, found in the city's acropolis, is one of this year's most interesting findings. | "This is possibly a votive mask. More information will become available over time with more research," said Iren, a professor at Mugla Sitki Kocman University. | Legend has it that wearing a mask pays homage to Dionysus, the G…
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Turkey starts 'Mediterranean Storm' military drills in Northern Cyprus
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-06
Oktay wished success to the nations' soldiers, the guarantors of peace in the Mediterranean Sea. | Tensions have been running high for weeks in the region, as Greece has disputed Turkey's energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.Turkey — the country with the longest coastline on the Mediterranean — has sent out drill ships to explore for energy on its continental shelf, asserting the rights of Turkey and the TRNC in the region. It has consistently opposed Greece's efforts to declare an exclusive economic zone based on small islands near Turkish shores, trying to hem in Turkish maritime territor…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-starts-med…

Postmaster General DeJoy accused of committing felony by 'reimbursing former employees' GOP campaign contributions — report
rt.com | 2020-09-06
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is being accused in a Washington Post report of acting as a "straw man" for the Republican Party, and reimbursing campaign contributions employees would make, a violation of election law. | The report cites five former employees of DeJoy's at New Breed Logistics, which he was CEO of until 2014, who claim they were "urged by DeJoy's aides or by the chief executive himself to write checks and attend fundraisers at his 15,000-square-foot gated mansion beside a Greensboro, N.C., country club." | Two employees allegedly familiar with the payroll systems at the company allege they woul…
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US spying program is violating rules on protecting citizen privacy rights, but carry on, FISA court tells FBI
rt.com | 2020-09-06
The US FISA Court has authorized the FBI to continue using a warrantless surveillance program that taps conversations between Americans and noncitizens overseas despite finding that the government is still violating privacy rules. | "There still appear to be widespread violations of the querying standard by the FBI," chief FISA judge James Boasberg said in a December ruling that was declassified and made public with heavy redactions on Friday. | Those que…
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US State Department reveals next target in scathing tweet… it's the International Cricket Council?
rt.com | 2020-09-06
The US State Department has gone after all sorts of entities over the years — sovereign nations, democratically elected governments, you name it. But its latest target has come from way out of left field. | The department responsible for US foreign policy announced in a tweet that the International Cricket Council was in its bad books. In a message quoting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the department blasted the cricket governing body as "a rogue court with lawyers that are, frankly, corrupt and political." | | © Twitter | Hmm… that doesn't quite add up. It turns out the hot-shots over at the…
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Navalny Poisoning — The Real Target Is Russian-German Nord Stream 2 Pipeline
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
US-NATO continue building "momentum" behind Navalny incident — hope to end Nord Stream 2 pipeline before facts emerge, the pipeline is completed, and as all other options have so-far failed. | *** | Alexei Navalny is the ideal opposition figure for any …
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Vale David Graeber 1961-2020
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-06
Anti-racism John TullyIssue 1280 Australia ObituarySeptember 6, 2020It is with great sorrow that we learned of the death of our comrade David Graeber, anti-capitalist activist and writer, iconoclastic public intellectual and unwavering supporter of the Kurdish freedom struggl…
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Pandemic Reflexes: Lockdowns and Arrests in Victoria, Australia
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
Ugly. Rough. The police of the Australian state of Victoria muscling their way in. The father and children watching. It had all arisen because the pregnant mother in question had engaged in conduct defined as incitement. In a post on …
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Press in His Pocket: Bill Gates Buys Media to Control the Messaging: Robert F. Kennedy Jr
Robert F. Kennedy Jr | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-06
A Columbia Journalism Review expose reveals that, to control global journalism, Bill Gates has steered over $250 million to the BBC, NPR, NBC, Al Jazeera, ProPublica, National Journal, The Guardian, the New York Times, Univision, Medium, the Financial Times, The …
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'This Is Against the Law and DeJoy Must Be Fired': Postmaster General Accused of Criminal Violation of Campaign Laws
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-06
Former head of human resources at DeJoy's logistic firm, along with other employees, says the major GOP donor now running…
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This Labor Day, Honor Essential Workers and Remember Those Who Died
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | commondreams.org | 2020-09-06
A cashier stands behind a partial protective plastic screen and wears a mask and gloves at the Presidente Supermarket on April 13, 2020 in Miami. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Real 'Hoax' in America Is Record Wall Street Profits as Nation's Jobless Millions Cannot Afford Rent
Will Bunch | commondreams.org | 2020-09-06
Tenants and housing activists gathered at Maria Hernandez Park for a rally and march in the streets of Bushwick, demanding the New York City administration cancel rent immediately as many New Yorkers remain strapped for cash and out of work. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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This Labor Day, Social Security's Future Hangs in the Balance
Nancy J. Altman | commondreams.org | 2020-09-06
"Just as justice delayed is justice denied, delaying Social Security's dedicated revenue is the foolproof way to deny Social Security benefits," writes Altman. "Denying those benefits would provide Trump and his allies in Congress enough leverage to force whatever concessions they choose to extract." (Image: iStock/via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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50,000-Foot Smoke Plumes and Record-Shattering Heatwave as Climate Emergency Grips California
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-06
Timelapse footage from space showing Saturday's explosion of California wildfires led one meteorologist to declare: "It cannot be overstated how terrifying this satellite image is." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Japan Evacuates Millions of People Due to Typhoon Haishen
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-06
Japan's authorities on Sunday urged the evacuation of over two million people in the country's southwest because of the advance of Typhoon Haishen, which has already caused lerts for flooding and the cancellation of hundreds of flights. | RELATED: | Cuba And Japan To Reinforce Bilateral Trade Despite COVID-19 | According to the Japanese media, over 430,000 people were ordered to evacuate immediately from several locations in the prefectures of Okinawa, Kagoshima and Kumamoto. | T…
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MPs just acted out their own version of Orwell's 'Animal Farm'
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-09-06
It appears MPs are acting out their own version of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Because, as the saying goes, while 'all animals are equal', MPs are 'more equal than others'. As they look set to get certain privileges that the rest of us don't.
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When IKEA sacked a trade unionist for doing his job, it also attacked workers' rights
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-09-06
Multi-billion Euro retailer IKEA has sacked shop steward Richie Venton from its store in Braehead, Glasgow after he informed staff the retailer was changing its sick pay scheme. The changes could affect IKEA workers across the UK as well as in Ireland. Venton is a member of the Union of Shop, Distr…
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Assange's U.S. Extradition Hearing Resumes Monday; Public Needs to Step Up to Fight This War on Journalism
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-05
Only through our courage to truly confront injustice and act in solidarity with truthtellers, can we end this illegal prosecution of free press and reclaim our own democracy. | Nozomi HAYASE | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing is set to start on Monday, September 7 at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of London and could last three or four weeks. Assange has been indicted on 17 charges of espionage and one charge of conspiring with a source to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for…
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NSA surveillance program exposed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal by US Ninth Circuit
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the bulk phone record collection program of the NSA–exposed by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in 2013–violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
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U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal
Raphael Satter | zcomm.org | 2020-09-05
"Today's ruling is a victory for our privacy rights," the ACLU said in a statement, saying it "makes plain that the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records violated the Constitution."
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Eviction Abolition: The Time Is Now
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-05
It's the beginning of the month. Do you know your neighbors? I have several questions for you. Can you imagine a society where the prospect of a forced eviction is considered completely barbaric, and is virtually or entirely unheard of in practice? Can you imagine the United States becoming one of those societies? And have …
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Voice from Kenosha: Electoral politics is not nearly enough
| workers.org | 2020-09-05
By Omar Flores This article is an edited version of a talk by Omar Flores during the Aug. 30 UNAC Webinar: "After the DNC & RNC — We Can't Breathe! Keep it in the Streets — Against Racism, Evictions and War." Flores is with the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racism and . . . | Continue reading Voice from Kenosha: Electoral politics is not nearly enough at Workers.org
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Tenant Rights Groups Bracing for Flood of Questions Around New State Law
Posted by Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
Eviction Protections During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic…
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CDC is ordering a ban on some residential evictions till December, 31, 2020
By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-05
CDC Eviction Ban Order That Goes Into Effect on 9/4/2020:…
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CDC eviction moratorium offers partial relief
Sunil Freeman, PSL 2020 Vice Presidential candidate | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-05
Trump is no friend of the working class, but suddenly, with one sweeping decision that brings actual relief to desperate tenants, he has shifted the tone of the campaign.
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Iran: Schools Reopen Amid Strict COVID-19 Health Measures
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-05
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday officially announced the opening of the new school year this, after a seven-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | UN Security Council Not To Take Action Over Iran Sanctions | During the school's opening ceremony via videoconference, Iran's head of state stressed the importance of education despite the pandemic. | "It is very important for us to continue with the knowledge learning and education system while trying to safeg…
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'Flowers For Moses Cemetery': Community Fights Desecration Of African Cemetery
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
Bethesda, MD – Tucked behind a McDonalds on River Road, a major thoroughfare, is a deep pit, the site of an African cemetery that is being desecrated to build a self-storage facility. For four years, members of the community and supporters, the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition, have been fighting to stop the commercial project and create a museum instead to educate about the horrors that happened here. | Today, over 100 people converged at the construction site. They sang songs, held a ceremony to honor the dead whose bodies are being desecrated and placed flowers on the fence surrounding the construction site…
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Report: Georgia Wrongfully Purged 200,000 Voters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
A seven-year investigation of voter suppression in Georgia has found that the state likely removed 200,000 voters from its rolls who were, in fact, eligible to vote. The voters whose registrations were removed were also overwhelmingly concentrated in the counties comprising the Atlanta Metro area, according to initial findings released on Wednesday. | Conducted by the Palast Investigative Fund, which specializes in data journalism, and released by the ACLU of Georgia, the report reviewed more than 300,000 registered voters whom the state had purged from its rolls.
popularresistance.org/report-georgia-wro…

New School Year kicks off in Tabriz amid COVID-19
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-05
TABRIZ, Sep. 05 (MNA) — The ceremony of New School Year was kicked off in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province on Saturday concurrent with reopening schools in the nationwide by fully observing of anti-coronavirus and social-distancing guidelines.
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Unexplained rock-melting forces buried deep underground cause powerful quakes along infamous San Andreas fault
rt.com | 2020-09-05
Mysterious rock-melting forces buried much deeper below the Earth's crust than previously believed are the impetus for earthquakes along a notorious segment of the San Andreas fault in California, according to new research. | Experts in earthquake physics took a bottom-up approach to figuring out the cause of tremors along the infamous continental fault that runs through the Golden State. Along a particularly troublesome section of the fault they found that excitations buried much deeper than where quakes are typically monitored were the cause of major instabilities that provoke earthquakes. | "Most of Califor…
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NBA All-Star David West on the walkout and standing up to racism, exploitation
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-05
Retired NBA All Star and 2x champion David West on the NBA walkout, the NCAA's cartel, and rejecting the demonization of China. David West, a retired two-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Champion, discusses the NBA walkout over racist police violence; the challenges of activism in pro sports; his involvement in a new league challenging …
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My Call to Jeff Bezos, the World's Very Richest Man
Michael Brownstein | commondreams.org | 2020-09-05
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is the wealthiest person on Earth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. (Photo: Blue Origin) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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"Warrior" Steve Bannon arrested as Trump's America is Crumbling
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-05
It often happens this way: extreme right-wingers, or call them 'ultra-conservatives,' either in the United States or Europe, suddenly fall from grace, after committing the most heinous crimes. Sometimes it is child abuse or sexual harassment, but most of the time, it is a corruption of tremendous proportions. In theory, in their own theory, it …
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Where was Osama bin Laden on September 11, 2001?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
On September 10. 2001, Osama was in a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi, courtesy of America's indefectible ally Pakistan…
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Does 9/11 Still Matter? Conversations with Richard Gage and Michel Chossudovsky
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
First published on September 9, 2017 | Nineteen years ago next week, people in the United States got jolted out of their complacency and sense of security when two airplanes struck the Twin Towers, resulting in the collapse of those buildings, …
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A Green New Deal for workers
Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-05
"It puts forward the types of changes needed to give workers a fair deal in the United States."
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A Green New Deal for Workers
Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-05
Workers in 2020 have a unique opportunity to vote to put two fellow workers in the White House. Howie is a recently retired Teamster and Angela is a dump truck driver. We know the economic realities that working people face in the United States. This Labor Day we call for a better class of people …
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Selected Articles: Covid-Gate, The Political Virus
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
A Green New Deal for Workers | By Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker, September 04, 2020 | The COVID pandemic and economic collapse have highlighted the race and class inequalities in our society. With more than 35 million jobs lost, millions …
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Refugee rights activists gather in Dover amid fears of disruption from far-right
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-05
Protesters have gathered at the port of Dover to show their support for refugees reaching the UK in small boats.There were fears of violence ahead of Saturday 5 September with right-wing anti-immigrant groups also announcing their intention to assemble in the Kent town.It comes despite pleas from local MP Natalie Elphicke to "stay away" to prevent a second wave of coronavirus (Covid-19)."Refugees welcome": On Friday 4 September, the words "Rise above fear. Refugees welcome" were beamed onto the White Cliffs of Dover by humanitarian charity Freedom From Torture.A heavy police presence is in place in the tow…
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Material, moral assets should serve humanity: Turkish NGO
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-05
Social benefits can only be achieved by putting people's material or moral assets at the service of humanity, a top authority from a Turkish charity group told Anadolu Agency to mark International Charity Day.By using one's own time, efforts or financial assets for the needy, charitable people help to also beautify their environment and the world they live in, said Durmus Aydin, secretary-general of Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH).He said spiritually, the philanthropy is also an important part of religious or moral duties, and the charity, aimed at achieving social benefit, fulfills the basic needs…
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Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela Meet on Combating Crime
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-05
Venezuela and neighboring Trinidad and Tobago have activated a mixed commission to combat crime on their borders. | RELATED: | Trinidad & Tobago Makes Mask Wearing Mandatory | Security authorities of both countries met via teleconference on Friday to strengthen cooperation, as instructed following a recent call between President Nicolas maduro and Prime Minister Keith Rowley. | The meeting was led by Venezuelan Interior Minister Nestor Reverol and Minister of National Security of Trinidad and…
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50 Years Since Unidad Popular & Allende Triumph in Chile
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-05
The Communist Party of Chile marked the anniversary of the victory of Salvador Allende on September 4, 1970 with the "50 years after the victory of Popular Unity" international seminar. | RELATED: | Chile's 9/11 Coup in Pictures | Politicians of Latin America's left-wing, intellectuals and social and union organization leaders were among the panelists who carried a two-day discussion on the historical significance of the Allende's victory in Chile and on his legacy. | Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro a…
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Venezuelan Businessman Arrested And Tortured At US Direction
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
The businessman àÅlex Saab has said through a letter that he is being tortured daily by agents paid by the United States to make false statements against the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and to sign his "voluntary" extradition to the North American country. | The Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported this Wednesday, September 2, that he had "exclusive" access to a letter written by Saab from the cell where he is being held irregularly on the African island of Cape Verde, a country that detained him at the request of the United States without respecting his diplomatic immunity and legal international…
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Venezuela: CNE Rejects Unilateral Sanctions Imposed by the US
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-05
Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) Saturday issued a statement to reject the unilateral and coercive measures imposed by the U.S. government, which seek to sabotage the parliamentary elections scheduled for December 6. | RELATED: | President Maduro Invites UN, EU Observers to December Elections | CNE president Indira Alfonzo Izaguirre condemned the U.S. government institutions for subrogating absolutely "irresistible and non-existent" powers by trying to impose coerci…
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Freedom Rider: The U.S. is a racist militia
Margaret Kimberley | mronline.org | 2020-09-05
U.S. cops are already racist and brutal, and any militia "infiltrators" would feel right at home.
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Colombia: New Massacre in El Cauca Leaves 3 People Dead
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-05
Local authorities confirmed Saturday a new massacre in Colombia's Cauca Department where three men were killed in the rural zone of the municipality of El Tambo. | RELATED: | Colombia: Armed Groups Kill Another Social Leader in Antioquia | The killing took place in the Serengue area, on the boundary between the municipalities of El Tambo and Cajibio, in the west of the department of Cauca. | According to local authorities, the bodies of the three men were found by locals with t…
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Closure of Border to Refugees Spreads Misery as US Tourists Vacation in Mexico
Tamara Pearson | zcomm.org | 2020-09-05
Around 91 percent of migrants apprehended while trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S.'s Southwest border are being sent back within as little as two hours.
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[Perspectives] Uché Blackstock: dismantling structural racism in health care
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2020-09-05
Uché Blackstock's father, a Jamaican immigrant, arrived in New York State, USA, aged just 17 years. "Like many young immigrant men, he had a variety of jobs", she recalls, "he was a mechanic, a refrigerator repair person, [and] he finally went to a Brooklyn college, where he met our mom." Her mother, Dale Blackstock, was a physician who went to Harvard Medical School and practised in Brooklyn, but had to fight her way to college. "She grew up in poverty here in Brooklyn, where I was born, and where I live.
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The Israel-UAE Deal Isn't About Peace at All
Phyllis Bennis | zcomm.org | 2020-09-05
The U.S.-brokered pact makes no pretense of peace for Palestinians. Instead, it sharpens a regional coalition against Iran.
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Can the Democratic Party Landslide the Criminal Tyrant Trump?
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-09-05
Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) and Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris greet supporters outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, on August 20, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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End the blacklist of the World Socialist Web Site on Reddit!
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
The blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site on r/politics is a politically-motivated and unjustified attack on the rights of Reddit users to speak freely and read whatever they want on the link-sharing platform.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/cens…

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/labo…

Was Alexey Navalny Incident an Anti-Russia False Flag?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
Was Putin critic Alexey Navalny's illness aboard a flight to Moscow a naturally occurring metabolic disorder as diagnosed by Russian doctors or something more sinister? | If the latter, was the incident manufactured to blame Russia for what no motive or …
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Unprecedented US Economic Collapse and Reality Defying Market Bubble
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
For 24 straight weeks, over a million working-age Americans applied for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. | What's been going on since March is unprecedented in US history, likely more of the same ahead and perhaps the worst of times to come….
globalresearch.ca/us-economic-collapse-r…

Venezuela: Operation Gedeon Organizers Arrested in Colombia
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-09-05
The four Venezuelan citizens helped prepare the failed paramilitary incursion in May.
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Washington slaps sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
The sanctions, normally reserved for alleged terrorists or drug traffickers, are aimed at intimidating the ICC over its investigation of US war crimes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/icct…

EU And France Call On US To Reverse 'Unacceptable' Sanctions Against ICC's War Crimes Investigators
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
US sanctions against two International Criminal Court officials are "unacceptable and unprecedented" and should be reversed, said the EU's top diplomat, while the French foreign minister called them "a grave attack" on the court. | The sanctions are "unacceptable and unprecedented measures that attempt to obstruct the court's investigations and judicial proceedings," EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell said in a statement on Thursday. | The US should "reconsider its position and reverse the measures it has taken," Borrell added. | His comments came shortly after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yv…
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Lies of Omission: China's Xinjiang "Internment Camps", Extremist Terrorist Groups in Uighur-Xinjiang
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
For years now Western media and governments have maintained an almost ceaseless barrage against China over what they claim are networks of "internment camps" built and used in China's western Xinjiang region to persecute the Uyghur ethnic minority. | These claims …
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New pandemic projections place US death toll at over 400,000 by end of the year
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
The IHME prediction would see COVID-19 deaths comparable to the 1918 influenza pandemic, which took 675,000 lives in the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/pand…

Opposition to school reopenings mounts across Florida as spread of COVID-19 deepens
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
The forced reopening of schools across Florida is producing a catastrophe, with already over 1,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at dozens of schools.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/flor…

Bangladesh: At Least 12 People Killed in Mosque Explosion
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-05
At least 12 people died and 37 others were injured in a fire caused by an explosion inside a mosque in Bangladesh. | RELATED: | UN Urges Bangladesh to Move Rohingya to Refugee Camps | The explosion was allegedly caused by a gas leak from a pipe that runs under the temple. According to preliminary data, the detonation occurred when someone tried to turn on the air conditioning. | Six air conditioners exploded at about 8: 30 p.m. local time on Friday as they were preparing to recite th…
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India-China border tensions flare anew, posing threat of catastrophic military conflict
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
India's increasingly aggressive stance against China is being stoked by Washington.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/inch…

The Opposite Of A Cynic: David Graeber, 1961-2020
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
David Graeber was kind of anti-cynic, at pains to point out how common acts of altruism, mutual support, sharing and solidarity were, and that their absence from accounts of the world — because they were invisible to, or undervalued by, the people who wrote those accounts — was intensely political. The motivation for that exclusion on the right might be thought obvious: those acts don't fit comfortably with the contemporary capitalist conception of the human being, a perpetually value-maximising agent of economic exchange. David might also point out how fragile that conception is — why else must…
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India Surpasses Four Million COVID-19 Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-05
India's Health Ministry Saturday informed that the country broke the barrier of four million COVID-19 infections by totaling 4,023,179 cases of coronavirus. | RELATED: | India To Hit 3 Million COVID-19 Cases Amid Religious Festivity | The Asian country recorded 86,432 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of daily cases recorded in any country since the beginning of the pandemic. | Regarding to the number of deaths, the latest data show that the country has 69,…
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Chadwick Boseman (1976–2020): A talented actor, now hailed as a "king"
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
Far from honoring his memory, the media's over-the-top eulogizing demeans the actor's work and serves reactionary political ends.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/bose…

The Collaborator's Reward: the UAE, from Syria to Israel
Tim Anderson | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-05
What do Panama's Manuel Noriega, Iraq's Saddam Hussein and the UAE's Mohamad Bin Zayed (MBZ) all have in common? They dreamed that their collaboration with the imperial power would allow them the freedom to pursue their own ambitions. | Very wrong. Once Noriega was employed by the CIA to betray compatriot nationalists and to be used as a tool against independent Cuba and Nicaragua, imperialism owned him. Once Saddam was armed (including with poison gas) by NATO countries to attack Revolutionary Iran and slaughter dissident Iraqis, imperialism owned him. And once MBZ collaborated with Mossad against the Palestinia…
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Florida parent denounces Osceola County public school system's unsafe reopening
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
This letter was sent to the WSWS Educators Newsletter to expose the atrocious conditions facing educators, students and parents in Ocseola County, which stands adjacent to Disney World but has the worst-funded education system in Florida.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/osce…

New Zealand Greens in crisis over private school funding
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
The Green co-leader's decision to approve nearly $12 million in funding for an elite private school is in keeping with the pro-business politics of the party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/shaw…

Barbados Govt Plans to get Tourism Sector Workers Back to Work
teleSUR, ce | telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-05
The government of Barbados has proposed a plan to get tourism sector workers back to work. | RELATED: | Cuba Receives First Flight with Canadian Tourists in Months | Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, along with Special Envoy to the Prime Minister of Barbados, Professor Avinash Persaud, discussed a proposal following a meeting with workers which focuses on businesses in the tourism sector, mainly hotels, re-engaging their employees with a strong…
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Ândia implode a própria Nova Rota da Seda
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
Houve época em que a Ândia vendia orgulhosamente a noàßà£o de que estabelecia uma Nova Rota da Seda só dela — a qual, partindo do Golfo de Om࣠para a intersecàßà£o da àÅsia Central e do Sul, permitiria acesso de …
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My Hospital Experience and What the Nurses Told Me About COVID-19
Target Liberty | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
JB reports in: | I just got home from back surgery where I spent 4 days in the hospital to start the recovery process. I was able to have some really good conversations with the nurses that were caring for me. | …
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Imperialism and neo-colonialism remain at the heart of Mali's political crisis
Pan Africanism Today Secretariat | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-05
As regional and global leaders condemned the military coup on 18th August, 2020 which ousted Mali's President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita, thousands of people celebrated across the streets of the country's capital city of Bamako. The coup follows months of mass protests against the corrupt, French backed government of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. | Mali's recent coup d'état followed months of protests after the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in March. This happened in the midst of heightened national and regional conflict and the devastating impact of Covid-19. The highly contested election results were ap…
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The US Has Long Led The Assault On Human Rights
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
The historical record on U.S. human rights policies, both domestic and international, is one of hypocrisy, deceit, and denigration. | Even in the field of civil and political rights that was recognized by the West, the record of abuse if horrific. | With the white national reconciliation ushered by the Hayes Tilden compromise that ended reconstruction after the civil war, racial terrorism and apartheid fascism in the Southern states was introduced and legally codified in the Plessy v Ferguson case of 1896. | Repression was not limited to the Black population. The bloody march of conquest across the country was co…
popularresistance.org/the-us-has-long-le…

NBA strike ignites sports-wide protest against police shooting of Jacob Blake
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-09-05
Kenosha, Wis., became the epicenter of the anti-racist struggle, after Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, 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. George Hill (left) and Sterling Brown read . . . | Continue reading NBA strike ignites sports-wide protest against police shooting of Jacob Blake at Workers.org
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The Collaborator's Reward: the UAE, from Syria to Israel
Tim Anderson | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-05
What do Panama's Manuel Noriega, Iraq's Saddam Hussein and the UAE's Mohamad Bin Zayed (MBZ) all have in common? They dreamed that their collaboration with the imperial power would allow them the freedom to pursue their own ambitions. | Very wrong. Once Noriega was employed by the CIA to betray compatriot nationalists and to be used as a tool against independent Cuba and Nicaragua, imperialism owned him. Once Saddam was armed (including with poison gas) by NATO countries to attack Revolutionary Iran and slaughter dissident Iraqis, imperialism owned him. And once MBZ collaborated with Mossad against the Palestinia…
thealtworld.com/tim_anderson/the-collabo…

SUNY Oneonta orders thousands of students to return home after more than 500 test positive for COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
As of Thursday night, a staggering 507 people had tested positive for COVID-19 on the campus, nearly 17 percent of the on-campus student body.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/suny…

First-ever U.S. Space Force doctrine calls for space supremacy, further militarism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-05
U.S. Space Command was created in 1985 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan to manage the "Star Wars" program: a U.S. Cold War plan to use space supremacy to menace the Soviet Union with orbiting battle platforms, powered by nuclear reactors and loaded with space-based weaponry like hypervelocity guns, particle beams and lasers.
mronline.org/2020/09/05/first-ever-u-s-s…

Germany is reopening all schools despite rising coronavirus infections
wsws.org | 2020-09-05
The lockdown in the spring saved millions of lives throughout Europe, but now schools and day care centres are being reopened, despite the rising spread of infections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/05/scho…

On third anniversary of Gauri Lankesh's assassination, Indian organizations vow to continue struggle
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-05
September 5 marks three years since progressive journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was assassinated in front of her house. A Hindu right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha is suspected to have carried out the murder…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/05/on-third-…

Eyewitness NYC: Cops plow car into Daniel Prude protest
Vincent Tsai | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-05
Moments before the attack, New York City Police officers were videoed escorting a pro-Trump counter-protester into the same car.
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UAE, Oman And UK Tell Court US Seized Their Oil
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
Shippers based in the UAE, Oman and the UK told a US court today they hold title to the cargoes seized by the US aboard four tankers that allegedly were transporting petroleum products from Iran to Venezuela. | The US Justice Department on 14 August said it took custody of 1.16mn bl of Iranian product aboard four Greek-owned, Liberia-flagged tankers — the Bella, the Bering, the Luna and the Pandi. The vessels were carrying cargoes — interchangeably described by US attorneys as gasoil, gasoline and refined oil — from Iran to Venezuela, the US said. The three companies said they had the right to "
popularresistance.org/uae-oman-and-uk-te…

PDF of September 3 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-09-05
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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Group That Helped Draft Anti-BDS Laws In US Didn't Disclose Grant From Israel
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
There's been a lot of talk about foreign governments intervening in our political process over the last few years, but some stories certainly don't permeate mainstream discourse. | A case in point was on display this week. The Forward reported that the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) received a grant from the Israeli government for more than $100,000 last year. The IAF is a nonprofit that was established in 2007 to foster cooperation between pro-Israel forces and governments around the world. In 2014, the group helped develop South Carolina's anti-BDS law, which prohibits state entities from contracting with group…
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Springfield Says "No" To Biomass Power Plant
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
Springfield, MA – More than 75 people gathered on the steps of City Hall on Thursday calling for an end to a long-proposed biomass project in East Springfield, saying it is a threat to public health and an environmental hazard. | Some of those speaking used he phrase "we can't breathe" in expressing their strong opposition to the wood-to-energy plant proposed by Palmer Renewable Energy LLC at 1000 Page Blvd. | Verne McArthur, of the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, led the activists and residents in chants against the biomass project, including, "We will, we will, block you, block you."
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Demonstrations against "New Normal" in Berlin: The Storming of the Reichstag Building on 29 August, 2020
CJ Hopkins | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-05
image Berlin August 1 protest | On March 21, 1933, the Nazi-controlled Reichstag passed a law making it a crime to speak out against the government. The "Regulations of the Reich President for Defense from Treacherous Attacks against the Government of …
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Coca-Cola leading plastic polluter worldwide for second year in a row
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-05
Coca-Cola accounts for 3.3 million tons of plastic packaging annually, which roughly accounts for 200,000 bottles every minute.
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Tucson police kill Chicano teen as he attempts to surrender
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-05
Tucson, AZ – At 11 a.m. on August 26, undercover Tucson police officers set up a drug deal with a 17-year-old suspected of armed robberies. After the deal, the young Chicano, identified by the Tucson Police Department as Simon Pancho, realized it was a sting operation and attempted to run. Within four seconds he was hit with two bullets and died as medical help arrived. | On September 2, TPD released the body cam footage but the first four minutes is footage of the suspect's alleged crimes of armed robbery. What's more is the officer narrating the video used the phrase "at age 17, technically he is a juvenile" as…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/4/tucson-po…

US: People Call for Racial Justice On 100th Day of Protest
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-05
Police brutality protests are taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, this Saturday where the famous Kentucky Derby horse race is set to take place. | RELATED: | US: Victims' Relatives of Police Violence Demands UN Probe | Protesters have gathered in the city's Jefferson Square Park, where Breonna Taylor's memorial site is located, chanting "No justice, no Derby." | In the morning, police brutality protesters clashed with armed counter protesters who identified as "patriots" who also t…
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A Silver Lining in the Rise of Neo-Fascism
Wayne Madsen | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-05
The only benefit from the rise of neo-fascist leaders in heretofore democratic nations is that the various fascist, neo-Nazi, racial and religious supremacists, and far-right terrorists have reared their ugly heads to the degree where it is now easier to identify them and their circle of contacts and organizations. When the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Poland, Turkey, and other similarly afflicted nations return to political normalcy, the forces of the far-right, already self-identified, can be rolled up, stripped of their weaponry and access to the Internet as threats to public safety. These resurgent Nazis…
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If humanity is to have any future at all
John Bellamy Foster | mronline.org | 2020-09-05
The history of capitalism as a world system is punctuated by struggles for world hegemony between declining hegemonic powers and rising states, usually leading to world wars. We are now in such a period, which had been building for some time under Obama and is now being pursued much more openly and belligerently under Trump.
mronline.org/2020/09/05/if-humanity-is-t…

Over 100 Protesters, Legal Observers To Sue NYPD Over Violent Arrests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-05
More than 100 protesters and legal observers trapped by police in the NYPD's violent ambush of a peaceful march in the Bronx earlier this summer are now planning to sue the city, after Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to discipline any of the officers involved in the mass arrest. | At least 107 people have filed notices of claim with the city indicating their intent to sue over the police department's actions in Mott Haven on June 4th, Gothamist has learned. The bulk of the notices were delivered this week, which marked 90 days since the night of the incident, the cutoff for initiating legal action.
popularresistance.org/over-100-protester…

US Welcomes PM Holness' Victory in Jamaica's Election
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-05
Washington has welcomed Thursday's election result and the resounding win of the Jamaica Labour Party headed by re-elected Prime Minister Andrew Holness. | RELATED: | Election Results: Jamaica Labor Party Wins, PM Re-elected | In a statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, congratulated the Jamaican people "for their dedication to democracy as demonstrated in the September 3rd general election," adding, "The United States and Jamaica share a commitment to free and fair elections, reg…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-welcomes-pm-h…

A Silver Lining in the Rise of Neo-Fascism
Wayne Madsen | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-05
The only benefit from the rise of neo-fascist leaders in heretofore democratic nations is that the various fascist, neo-Nazi, racial and religious supremacists, and far-right terrorists have reared their ugly heads to the degree where it is now easier to identify them and their circle of contacts and organizations. When the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Poland, Turkey, and other similarly afflicted nations return to political normalcy, the forces of the far-right, already self-identified, can be rolled up, stripped of their weaponry and access to the Internet as threats to public safety. These resurgent Nazis…
thealtworld.com/wayne_madsen/a-silver-li…