Daily Archives: September 7, 2020

2020-09-07: News Headlines

Margaret Flowers (2020-09-07). Rest in power, Kevin Zeese. nationofchange.org Kevin fought to bring truth every day. We must not lose this struggle.

David Swanson (2020-09-07). Kevin Zeese: Irreplaceable. counterpunch.org Kevin Zeese was a major constant reliable presence in the movement for peace and justice. He used writing, editing, online and all other forms of communication. He organized events, protests, occupations. He risked arrest. He ran for office. He was an attorney and used the courts and shared his expertise. He thought independently. He acted

John Pilger (2020-09-07). The "Stalinist" Trial of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Having reported the long, epic ordeal of Julian Assange, John Pilger gave this address outside the Central Criminal Court in London on September 7 as the WikiLeaks Editor's extradition hearing entered its final stage. | When I first met Julian …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-07). Julian Assange and the heavy price of exposing US imperialist crimes. peoplesdispatch.org As the extradition hearings of Julian Assange resume, we take a long at the continuous persecution he and Chelsea Manning have had to face for standing up to US imperialism and exposing its war crimes…

Anya Parampil (2020-09-07). As Assange extradition hearing resumes, the future of a free press is on trial. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with journalist Juan Passarelli, director of the film "The War on Journalism: the Case of Julian Assange," about the trial of Julian Assange and his experience working with Wikileaks. Passarelli explains how the UK court has not made the proceedings accessible to the media, and how Assange has been …

Prof. Vijay Prashad (2020-09-07). The U.S. Is Determined to Make Julian Assange Pay for Exposing the Cruelty of Its War on Iraq. globalresearch.ca On

Peter Oborne (2020-09-07). Julian Assange: Future Generations of Journalists Will Not Forgive Us if We Do Not Fight Extradition. globalresearch.ca Let's imagine a foreign dissident was being held in London's Belmarsh Prison charged with supposed espionage offences by the Chinese authorities. | And that his real offence was revealing crimes committed by the Chinese Communist Party — including publishing video footage …

John Pilger (2020-09-07). The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: "Transparency and accountability are moral issues that must be the essence of public life and journalism."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-07). The trials of Julian Assange. peoplesdispatch.org Julian Assange's extradition hearing has resumed on September 7 at the Central Criminal Court in London, even as protests in support of Assange took place in different cities. We take a look at a brief timeline of events that resulted in the situation Assange faces today.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-07). Fruits of Illegality: The NSA, Bulk Collection and Warrantless Surveillance. counterpunch.org He has become part of the furniture when it comes to discussions about privacy rights and personal liberties, arguably an odd sort of thing for a man who also dealt in the shadows of intelligence secrets. But Edward Snowden has been doing his bit to reveal and chip away at the foundations of the national

_____ (2020-09-07). Trump's Eviction Moratorium Falls Too Short. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, when the rent was due once again and as 43 million Americans braced for possible eviction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a nationwide eviction moratorium that will run from Friday through Dec. 31. | This eviction moratorium, unlike the one under the CARES Act policy that expired in late July, appears to apply to all rental units nationwide. Now, regardless of whether they receive federal funding or financing, landlords may not evict their tenants based on their inability to pay the rent.

Ajamu Baraka (2020-09-07). The U.S. has long led the assault on human rights. mronline.org The historical record on U.S. human rights policies, both domestic and international, is one of hypocrisy, deceit, and denigration.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2020-09-07). US-Russia Tensions Flare Up on Multiple Fronts. globalresearch.ca Amidst the escalating tensions with China, the United States should have kept the troubled relationship with Russia on an even keel. But the opposite is happening. For the first time since the presidential election in Belarus on August 9, Washington …

Max Blumenthal (2020-09-07). 'Green' billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of 'Planet of the Humans' documentary. thegrayzone.com The Michael Moore-produced 'Planet of the Humans' faced a coordinated suppression campaign led by professional climate activists backed by the same 'green' billionaires, Wall Street investors, industry insiders and family foundations skewered in the film. By Max Blumenthal "We must take control of our environmental movement and our future from billionaires and their permanent war …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-07). Video: Confronting the Lies about the Virus: The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca Closing down the Global Economy as a means to combating the Virus. | That's what they want us to believe. | If the public had been informed that Covid-19 is "similar to Influenza", the fear campaign would have fallen flat… | The data …

Staff (2020-09-07). Freedom Struggle: Angela Davis on Calls to Defund Police, Racism & Capitalism, and the 2020 Election. democracynow.org In a Democracy Now! special, we revisit our June 2020 interview with the legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis about the uprising against police brutality and racism launched in May after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The protests have helped dramatically shift public opinion on policing and systemic racism, as "defund the police" becomes a rallying cry of the movement. Davis is professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. For half a century, she has been one of the most influential activists and intellectuals in the United States and an icon of the Black liberation mo…

Staff (2020-09-07). Cornel West & Ben Jealous on Whether Progressives Can Push Joe Biden Leftward If He Defeats Trump. democracynow.org In a Democracy Now! special, Harvard professor Cornel West and Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former president of the NAACP, discuss the 2020 DNC, Joe Biden's vow to fight systemic racism and "overcome this season of darkness in America," the historic nomination of Kamala Harris as his partner on the ticket, and how the convention was a showcase for a broad anti-Trump coalition, including prominent Republican figures given plum speaking slots, but few voices from the party's insurgent left wing. "At this moment, with the decline and fall of the American empire, it looks as if the system…

_____ (2020-09-07). John Pilger: The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange. strategic-culture.org The extradition hearing beginning this week is the final act of an Anglo-American campaign to bury Julian Assange. It is not due process. It is due revenge, said John Pilger in a speech Monday outside the court building. | John PILGER | Having reported the long, epic ordeal of Julian Assange, John Pilger gave this address outside the Central Criminal Court in London on Sept. 7 as the WikiLeaks Editor's extradition hearing entered its final stage. | When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: "Transparency and accountability are moral issues that m…

_____ (2020-09-07). How Russia can help ease tensions in the Himalayas. strategic-culture.org MK BHADRAKUMAR | The legend is that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, during his path-breaking visit to India in 1955, told the Indians that all they had to do to get Russian help was to give a shout across the Himalayas. I don't know how far this is true but it has an irrepressibly "Khrushchevian" ring about it. | This came to my mind with the news appearing that Beijing had proposed a meeting between the defense ministers of India and China, who happen to be in Moscow to attend the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). | One would assume that the Russian hosts had done their part in facilitatin…

The Canary (2020-09-07). Assange supporters gather outside Old Bailey ahead of extradition hearing. thecanary.co Dozens of Julian Assange supporters have gathered outside the Old Bailey, where the WikiLeaks founder is set to continue his fight against extradition to the US.The 49-year-old, who has been in high-security Belmarsh Prison for 16 months, is wanted over the publication of hundreds of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011.He is expected to appear in court in person on Monday for the first time in months, facing 18 charges — including plotting to hack computers and conspiring to obtain and disclose national defence information.Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's father, John Shipton, arrives at the…

_____ (2020-09-07). War On Journalism Resumes On Monday. popularresistance.org WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing is set to start on Monday, Sept. 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 his reporting on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture at Guantanamo Bay. | These charges against Assange are a part of a war on journalism. This is the first time that the Espionage Act of 1917 has been used to prosecute a journalist, in this case an Australian citizen publ…

Matt Kennard (2020-09-07). As British Judge Made Rulings Against Julian Assange, Her Husband Was Involved with Right-wing Lobby Group Briefing Against WikiLeaks Founder. globalresearch.ca The husband of the chief magistrate overseeing Julian Assange's extradition case was closely associated with a lobby group publicly criticising the WikiLeaks founder around the time his wife was ruling against Assange, it can be revealed. | *** | Westminster chief magistrate…

WSWS (2020-09-07). As British show-trial resumes: The working class must defend Julian Assange! wsws.org The persecution of Assange is an attempt to intimidate mass opposition to imperialist war, social inequality and a turn to authoritarianism, amid a breakdown of global capitalism and an eruption of the class struggle.

Margaret Flowers (2020-09-07). Rest in Power, Kevin Zeese (1955 – 2020). commondreams.org Longtime progressive activist and organizer Kevin Zeese died early Sunday, September 2, 2020. He was 64. (Image: Portrait of Kevin Zeese by Robert Shetterly) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer (2020-09-07). 'This is Not Normal': Human Rights, Press Freedom Advocates Denied Remote Access to Assange Hearing. commondreams.org The WikiLeaks founder, who exposed U.S. war crimes, faces up to 175 years in prison if the U.K. agrees to extradite Assange. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

CP Editor (2020-09-07). Resistance in the Age of Trump — Kevin Zeese. counterpunch.org

_____ (2020-09-07). Julian Assange — The week that journalism and the rule of law in Britain drowns. truepublica.org.uk By Jonathan Cook — For years, journalists cheered Assange's abuse. Now they've paved his path to a US gulag. Court hearings in Britain over the US administration's extradition case against Julian Assange begin in earnest next week. The decade-long saga that brought us to this point should appal anyone who cares about our increasingly fragile …

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-07). Serbia's 'Balancing' Act Between West And Russia. Empty Slogan to Disguise Pro-US Policies. De Facto Recognition of Kosovo. globalresearch.ca Serbian President Vucic just discredited his own over-hyped "balancing" act between Russia and the West over the weekend after he de-facto recognized the NATO-occupied Province of Kosovo & Metohija under the cover of "economic normalization" and then committed to moving …

William Hogan (2020-09-07). The Ongoing Torture and Medical Neglect of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Initially published by The Lancet on June 25, 2020. | **** | On Feb 17, 2020, Doctors for Assange demanded an end to the torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange.1 Yet no responsible authority has acted. Nils Melzer, the …

Global Research News (2020-09-07). Selected Articles: COVID-19 Tests and Assange's Extradition Hearing. globalresearch.ca We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Coronavirus sickens 182 more people in Gaza. yenisafak.com Palestinian health authorities registered 182 additional coronavirus cases in the blockaded Gaza Strip on Monday. | In a statement, the Health Ministry said the seaside territory's tally rose to 1,151 cases, including nine deaths, and 89 recoveries. | The ministry renewed its calls on residents to adhere to precautionary measures to stem the infections, especially among children and the elderly. | The Hamas-led government imposed a lockdown in Gaza on Aug. 24 to help curb the outbreak in the blockaded enclave. | *Writing by Mahmoud Barakat…

Howie Hawkins, Angela Walker (2020-09-07). A Green New Deal for Workers. counterpunch.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

yenisafak (2020-09-07). UN sends 39 truckloads of aid to Syria's Idlib. yenisafak.com The UN on Monday sent 39 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib province through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's south.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an ag…

Juan Cole (2020-09-07). Here's a Labor Day Reminder That Trump's Covid-19 Mismanagement Left 27 Million Unemployed, 189,000 Dead, and Food Banks Overwhelmed. commondreams.org President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with industry executives at the White House on April 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. At the time, Trump told the American that Covid-19 was "gonna go, it's gonna leave" just months after predicting in February that the virus would disappear "like a miracle" by April. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2020-09-07). Remembering comrade and leftist academic David Graeber. mronline.org His death was sudden and a shock to his students and the scores of people influenced by his ideas. In a world where most academics value theorizing over activism and choose to abstain from public protest, Graeber was vocal about his anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist views.

Staff (2020-09-07). Absent Appeals to the Left, Biden Faces Challenge to Win Over Latinx Voters. truthout.org Though she couldn't vote in past elections, Lucia Allain has spent over a decade in direct-action politics, advocating for immigrants and Latinxs. In November, Allain, who was born in Peru, will vote for the first time since becoming a United States citizen. The communications manager for the influential immigrant-rights organization The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), Allain is as passionate about politics as anyone in this country; she's serious about r…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-09-07). "Touted as 'Essential'… Treated as Disposable": Labor Day Anger as Migrant Farm Workers Toil Inside Wildfire Evacuation Zones. commondreams.org "For the workers, their hands were forced by a combination of circumstances as toxic as the ash that falls over the region's famous vineyards." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joe Piette (2020-09-07). What postal workers are demanding. workers.org Below is a lightly edited version of a talk given by Joe Piette on the Sept. 3 Workers World Party webinar: "Save the people's post office." Joe Piette The pandemic was the trigger that began the current crisis for…

Alan Johnstone (2020-09-07). Time for a New Revolution. dissidentvoice.org As the presidential election draws near both contestants make fatuous appeals to America's near-sainted Founding Fathers and that almost sacred scroll known as the Constitution. History has seen more than its share of distortion. Myths and misconceptions have sprung up that many people now take as fact. However, historical interpretation must be based on evidence, …

George Wuerthner (2020-09-07). Livestock Grazing and the Decline of the American Buffalo. counterpunch.org Due to gross similarities in size, food preference, and appearance, it is often asserted that bison and domestic cattle are ecological analogs. However, a review of their evolutionary history demonstrates that they have significant differences in evolutionary pressures that manifest themselves in strikingly different modes of resource exploitation. Compared to domestic cattle, bison wander more,

Pam Martens, Russ Martens (2020-09-07). Wall Street's Felon Banks to Go Live With Their Own Stock Exchange This Month. counterpunch.org Members Exchange (MEMX), a brand new stock exchange, has announced that it will begin live trading of select stocks for the first time on September 21 with a full phase-in on September 29. Criminal histories are, apparently, no barrier to running a stock exchange in the United States to the deeply conflicted way of thinking

Liberation staff (2020-09-07). NYC teachers, families prepare to fight unsafe school opening. liberationnews.org Frustrated with the agreement and intimidation from politicians, many school workers are now organizing to rally community support and guarantee that schools do not open unless it is safe.

Ralph Nader (2020-09-07). Can the Democratic Party Rev the Engines to Topple Tyrant Trump? counterpunch.org Why can't the Democratic Party landslide the serial corporate criminal and government outlaw Donald Trump? He is a servant of Wall Street and, by his deeds favoring the powerful, a proven "enemy of the people." Why has the Democratic Party been losing again and again at the federal and state level to the worst, cruelest,

Susie Day (2020-09-07). Shut Up, History: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Are Talking. counterpunch.org Awhile back, a friend and I were talking about History and rebellions, and I lamented how the 1871 Paris Commune had failed. My friend, a self-avowed psychic, said, "Yes, history records very few total victories over oppression. That's because, on this worldly plane, most things are not supposed to work out. It's all about the

DCKJSK (2020-09-07). Albuquerque Police Engaged in Secret Intelligence Gathering Operation, Leaked Documents Show. counterpunch.org Leaked documents reveal that the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) has engaged in a large-scale data and intelligence gathering operation since 2006 carried out entirely by private citizens and corporate partners.

Dean Baker (2020-09-07). Economy Adds 1.4 Million Jobs in August, Unemployment Falls to 8.4 Percent. counterpunch.org Even with strong job growth the last four months, we have recovered less than half the jobs lost due to the pandemic. The August employment report showed the economy again adding back jobs at a strong rate. The reported gain of 1,371,000 somewhat overstates underlying strength since it includes the addition of 238,000 temporary Census

Rev. William Alberts (2020-09-07). Christianity: Empathy Versus Evangelism. counterpunch.org The Republican National Convention outdid the Democrats with God talk. Not only was America portrayed as "the light of the world;" the Republican Party itself was proclaimed as providing the "light." "God bless America" were the repeated code words for God's favorite nation. Christianity's ordination of America as the greatest nation on earth and the Republican Party as its steward were front and center.

Winston Delaurier (2020-09-07). Long Beach fights to 'Save the Post Office!'. liberationnews.org Photo: Wikipedia commons On Aug. 25, community members assembled outside the downtown Long Beach Post Office, on the corner of Third Street and Long Beach Blvd, carrying signs that read "Save…

Eds. (2020-09-07). When the powers that be are in contempt of the people. mronline.org After decades, the issue of contempt has come alive. For this, we have to be grateful to Prashant Bhushan and the Supreme Court of India.

A Guest Author (2020-09-07). A message to U.S. postal workers. workers.org By Julia Wright The following message from internationally known human rights leader Julia Wright, eldest daughter of famed writer Richard Wright, was read by Sophia Williams, from the Campaign to Bring Mumia [Abu-Jamal] Home, during the Workers World Webinar: "Save the people's post office" on Sept. 3. Richard Wright was . . . |

calvin deutschbein (2020-09-07). Workers organize to demand unions 'Drop the Cops'. workers.org The Service Employees Union (SEIU) is one of the largest labor unions in the U.S., representing approximately 2 million employees in this country and Canada. But as with many large unions in the U.S., where internal colonization is the de facto way of life for the tens of millions of . . . |

RT (2020-09-07). Trump warns no federal contracts to firms who outsource to China & threatens to DECOUPLE US economy…without losses? rt.com US President Donald Trump lashed out at US companies that offshore to China, threatening to curtail federal contracts and even decouple the US economy from Beijing's, without losses. His feed mysteriously cut to black soon after. | "We lose billions of dollars, and if we didn't do business with [China], we wouldn't lose billions of dollars," the president told reporters at a Monday briefing. "It's called decoupling, so you'll start thinking about it," Trump continued, without explaining what would happen to the trillion-plus dollars in US debt held by Beijing. | "No country…has ripped us off like China has,"

RT (2020-09-07). California governor declares emergency as military helicopters rescue 200 people trapped by raging wildfires (VIDEOS). rt.com California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in five counties as fast-moving wildfires continue to threaten lives and houses. Amid an unprecedented heatwave, grid operators also warned of possible outages. | The emergency was announced in Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, according to a declaration late on Sunday. | Jeremy Remington is one of 207 people that was trapped and rescued from Mammoth Pool. He got to Fresno sometime after midnight. | The

RT (2020-09-07). 6yo boy, four others SHOT in Brooklyn after two men open fire on party crowd. rt.com A six-year-old boy and his mother were among five people shot in New York as people gathered for a celebration known as J'Ouvert, a street party that typically marks the start of Carnival in Caribbean cultures. | Two people started shooting at a small crowd celebrating in front of a house on Monday in Brooklyn. The gunfire broke out just as the mother and boy were getting out of a cab. | The young child was shot in his left leg, while the other victims were shot in either their feet or legs. All were hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. | According to the New York Police Department, two suspects have…

RT (2020-09-07). GOAT on rampage raids cop car, destroys paperwork & takes down officer (VIDEO). rt.com It turns out you can quite easily get away with leaping into a police cruiser, destroying documentation within and even assaulting an officer — if you're a goat — according to hilarious bodycam footage filmed in the US. | Footage of the bizarre altercation was shared online by the Douglas County Sheriff Department, and promptly went viral. The video was captured by the body cam of a deputy as she was out delivering some civil papers in Douglasville, Georgia. | The officer had unwarily left her car door open — and it did not escape the notice of a sneaky goat, which decided to get in. On notici…

RT (2020-09-07). 'Why is CNN meddling in swing races?' Republicans roast Jake Tapper for trying to 'influence' congressional election. rt.com The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has accused CNN of "meddling in swing races" due to a report that anchor Jake Tapper tried convincing Sean Parnell to avoid running in a district where he could flip a seat. | "So how many other districts has @jaketapper pulled this crap with? Why is CNN meddling in House swing races? This is absurd," the NRCC tweeted. | The message was in response to a Breitbart report claiming Tapper had tried on multiple occasions to convince congressional candidate and conservative author/veteran Sean Parnell to give up running in Pennsylvania's 17th district and inste…

Paul Haeder (2020-09-07). A Flag; a Violent MAGA Family; a Brick through the Window! dissidentvoice.org I'll get to the punch line soon, since this is part two of a two-part mini-horror story of a neighbor's 41-year-old MAGA son, the actual son's 63-year-old MAGA-mean mom, and alas, the 41-year-old son's 39-year-old brother. And then the lot of them under the roof of a 63-year-old stepfather who has "US Navy retired" on …

Resource Center for Nonviolence (2020-09-07). Saturday 9/26: Palestine Justice Coalition Teach-In: Palestinian Future and Israeli Annexation. indybay.org Online Event | http: //bit.ly/pjcteachin…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Hamas reiterates call for formation of national unity govt. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Palestine's Hamas resistance movement has reiterated its call for the formation of a new national unity government to help the Palestinian nation in the face of the challenges.

South Front (2020-09-07). The Israel-Palestine Conflict, Annexation and "Normalization". Towards "Greater Israel" globalresearch.ca As the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on with no end in sight, Israel and the US have launched an all-out push to resolve the conflict once and for all, on Israel's terms. If the manoeuvre is successful, Israel will end up …

Patrick Cockburn (2020-09-07). Trump's Opponents Need to Portray him as the True Enemy of the Nation. zcomm.org Nationalism, which can be good or bad, is the glue that binds together the disparate coalitions of interests that back Trump-type regimes…

Peter Koenig (2020-09-07). Russia — Nord Stream 2 vs. Poisoning of Alexei Navalny. globalresearch.ca Wednesday, 2 September — all German TV channels — mainstream media were focused unilaterally on the alleged Novichok poisoning of Russian opposition critique, Alexei Navalny. This "breaking-news" poison discovery was made in Germany two weeks after he has been …

Ralph Nader (2020-09-07). Why Can't the Democrats Seem to Land Any Blows Against Trump? counterpunch.org Why can't the Democratic Party landslide the serial corporate criminal and government outlaw Donald Trump? He is a servant of Wall Street and, by his deeds favoring the powerful, a proven "enemy of the people." Why has the Democratic Party been losing again and again at the federal and state level to the worst, cruelest,

WSWS (2020-09-07). Oppose unsafe school openings! Follow the science, not greed, say Detroit educators. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site has received an announcement of the formation of the Detroit Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee.

WSWS (2020-09-07). This week in history: September 7-13. wsws.org 25 years ago: International Workers Bulletin available on internet for the first time On September 11, 1995, the International Workers Bulletin —the US predecessor of the World Socialist Web Site —was made available in its entirety on the internet for the first time.

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-07). Trump Regime to Blacklist China's Top Chipmaker? globalresearch.ca Pompeo reinvented China beyond where other US Chinaphobes have ever gone before. | Falsely calling its ruling authorities Washington's greatest foreign threat, he recited a litany of fake news about the country days earlier. | Spending a small fraction on its military …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-07). US/NATO Preparing for War on Russia? Six Military Exercises at Russia's Doorstep. globalresearch.ca Wars by hot and other means are all about Washington's main strategy to advance its imperium — seeking dominance over other nations, their resources and populations by brute force if other methods don't achieve its objectives. | From inception, the US …

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Pakistan nominates new envoy to Afghanistan. yenisafak.com Pakistan on Monday nominated its new ambassador to Afghanistan as direct negotiations between Taliban and Kabul aiming to end nearly two decades of war are set to begin.Mansoor Ahmad Khan, a veteran diplomat, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the capital Islamabad before leaving for Kabul, a statement by Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said.Qureshi, it said, hoped the appointment of an experienced and professional diplomat like Khan would help improve bilateral ties.Khan, who had been serving as Islamabad's Permanent Representative to UN and other international organizations based in Austria since Ju…

Paul Dobson (2020-09-07). Venezuela's Constituent Assembly: No New Constitution on the Way. venezuelanalysis.com ANC President Diosdado Cabello claimed there is not enough time to rewrite the magna carta before the body dissolves itself in December.

WSWS (2020-09-07). DSA member in Spokane, Washington detained by unidentified officers before police violence protest. wsws.org Jeremy Logan was snatched by five plainclothes police officers, and held in jail for over a day, where federal agents attempted to interrogate him, before being released.

The New Arab (2020-09-07). Israel Could Build Military Base in UAE, Iranian Report Claims. globalresearch.ca An Iranian report has warned against "undeclared aims" in the

Dean Baker (2020-09-07). The U.S., China, and the New Cold Warriors. cepr.net On the days when he is not celebrating his friendship and trade deals with China's president Xi Jinping, Donald Trump has sought to hype China as the United States' major enemy in the world. This has meant not only absurd allegations about the pandemic (top Trump economic adviser Peter Navarro has claimed that China deliberately …

WSWS (2020-09-07). Protests against police violence continue across the US. wsws.org Despite daily assaults by police, federal agents and right-wing vigilantes, protests against police murder have continued across the US, in some cities topping 100 days.

_____ (2020-09-07). DHS: White Supremacists Are Greatest Terror Threat. popularresistance.org White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security. | Two later draft versions of the same document — all of which were reviewed by POLITICO — describe the threat from white supremacists in slightly different language. But all three drafts describe the threat from white supremacists as the deadliest domestic terror threat facing the U.S., listed above the immediate danger from foreign terrorist groups. | "Foreign terrorist organizations will continue to call for Homeland attacks but probably will remain constr…

_____ (2020-09-07). Cuba Has Trained 200 US Doctors. popularresistance.org Cuba's friendship with the people of the US has been longstanding and despite the fact that Washington has maintained a strong economic-financial blockade against that nation for 60 years, the government and its health institutions opened the doors of the prestigious Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) to forge North American doctors to serve back home where they are needed most. | As Cuba's alternate representative to the UN, Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, explained, "the students and graduates belong mainly to marginalized minorities and low-income families, most of whom when they return decide to work in t…

WSWS (2020-09-07). Teen in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania linked to 40 new COVID-19 cases. wsws.org The rapid spread of the virus in this case points to the danger of school reopenings for teachers, students and communities throughout the US.

WSWS (2020-09-07). San Diego, California school districts plan reopenings based on dangerous new state guidelines. wsws.org The move to reopen schools will place thousands of students, educators and their families at risk of infection, and exacerbate the spread of COVID-19 throughout the region.

Israel Shahak (2020-09-07). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

WSWS (2020-09-07). Trump administration overpays, underdelivers on USDA food box program for the hungry. wsws.org Millions of dollars that could be utilized to feed struggling workers have been wasted all while millions of American families go hungry and millions of pounds of food have gone to waste in the fields.

Steve Martinot (2020-09-07). Race is Not a Noun, it is a Verb. counterpunch.org Part Two of a series. Read Part One here. What is racism? Racism is a social process. It is a structure in which individuals act in demeaning or exclusionary ways toward people of color in mutual empowering relation with social institutions that dehumanize and inferiorize them. Through the conjunction of both levels of such derogation

Ken Hanly (2020-09-07). Owners of Oil Tankers Seized by the US File Lawsuits. globalresearch.ca The US unilaterally imposes its own sanctions universally as much as it can becoming the self-appointed global policeman. Many countries obey because of the financial and military power of the US. | *** | US must prove oil is from Iran and …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-07). India's COVID-19 Crisis Explodes. peoplesdispatch.org India now has the second highest number of cases at around 4.2 million. The steep rise displays the failure of the government's strategy to handle the disease.

Jim Goodman (2020-09-07). The Party Formerly Known as Republican. counterpunch.org "The Republican National Committee (RNC) enthusiastically supports President Trump and continues to reject the policy positions of the Obama-Biden Administration, as well as those espoused by the Democratic National Committee today … [and that] the Republican Party has and will continue to enthusiastically support the President's America-first agenda." A Party platform defines what a party stands for

George Stacey (2020-09-07). Libya and Syria: The story of civil war and regime transition. nationofchange.org One key manner by which the Libya war has affected Syria has been to move some resistance actors to wage war in the first place.

news.un (2020-09-07). Build a better future with blue skies for all, UN urges, marking first International Day of Clean Air. news.un.org The first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is being commemorated around the world, on Monday, following the recognition by the United Nations General Assembly of the importance of clean air for the health and day-to-day lives of people.

Mayssoun Sukarieh (2020-09-07). Beirut Explosion: The Missing Lebanese Link. globalresearch.ca In the immediate aftermath of the Beirut port blast last month, we have seen concerted efforts by principal political actors in Lebanon to diffuse and deflect responsibility. | Different parties have accused one another of corruption in relation to the mishandling …

WSWS (2020-09-07). In Europe, COVID-19 cases surge and deaths mount following end of lockdowns. wsws.org Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, warned that the virus was starting to infect as many people as in March.

Carol Brouillet (2020-09-07). The 16th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival. globalresearch.ca 2020 is an unusual year; weddings have been cancelled, schools closed, almost all large public gatherings banned, the global economy dismantled; the middle class and Main Street's small and medium sized businesses are struggling to survive. In California, the film …

WSWS (2020-09-07). Facebook announces political censorship plan in advance of US presidential election. wsws.org The new measures are aimed at protecting the capitalist two-party system and labeling left-wing political ideas as the work of "Russian interference."

WSWS (2020-09-07). The killing of Michael Reinoehl: A police assassination ordered by Trump. wsws.org Reinoehl's death was a state-sanctioned killing, carried out with the support of the Justice Department and the White House.

_____ (2020-09-07). China Backs Venezuela's Right To Safeguard Sovereignty. popularresistance.org Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China and Venezuela share basically similar views on safeguarding their legitimate rights and interests, jointly supporting multilateralism, and improving global governance. | China stands with the Venezuelan people in their fight against COVID-19 and upholds the Venezuelan government's right to safeguard national sovereignty, and national dignity and development, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday. | Wang made the remarks while holding talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza via video link.

WSWS (2020-09-07). The Movement for a Peoples' Party: No program, no principles, no future. wsws.org The eclectic combination of individuals brought together to form a new "People's Party" lacked a common conception, outside of a general orientation to the Democratic Party and bourgeois politics.

WSWS (2020-09-07). Trump administration adds $1 billion to USDA food box program that has failed to deliver on food aid. wsws.org The Trump administration overpaid for contractors to under-deliver on food aid promises, but will extend the program with another $1 billion.

Andrew Emett (2020-09-07). L.A. firefighter accepts suspension for punching handcuffed patient on video. nationofchange.org The firefighter initially rejected the suspension before videos of the incident were released to the public.

_____ (2020-09-07). 1,000 Strikes Since March 1st And More. popularresistance.org We wanted to send a quick update to report that Payday's Strike Tracker has now recorded more than 1,000 strikes across the U.S. since March 1. | Earlier this week we surpassed the 1,000-strike count after a series of fast-food worker strikes hit both Tampa and LA. | (For more on this strike wave, see our long-form "How Black & Brown Workers Are Redefining Strikes in the Digital COVID Age.") | In Tampa, pro-worker forces attempted to raise support for Amendment 2, which would raise Florida's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026.

WSWS (2020-09-07). The Silence of Others: The victims of Spanish fascism then and now. wsws.org Timely and moving, the Spanish documentary details the efforts of activists and torture survivors to prosecute Francoite officials for crimes against humanity.

WSWS (2020-09-07). Virginia's Democratic governor calls for drastic budget cuts amid growing social crisis caused by COVID-19. wsws.org The cuts would effectively gut the few gains that were given to workers in the previously planned budget.

WSWS (2020-09-07). Massive speculation fuelled by the Fed has driven Wall Street surge. wsws.org The extent of the escalation is indicated by Apple, which last month saw its market capitalisation hit more than $2 trillion, having gained $1 trillion in just 21 weeks.

WSWS (2020-09-07). Political furor erupts over Trump slurs against dead and wounded US soldiers. wsws.org The US president only states in a particularly crude and vulgar fashion what the capitalist class as a whole thinks about those it treats as cannon fodder.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-07). Rival Libyan groups meet in Morocco to discuss peace. peoplesdispatch.org Reviving the hope of peace in Libya, a meeting of representatives of the two rival governments began on Sunday, September 6, in Morocco's coastal town Bouzanika. The objective of the talks, termed "Libyan dialogue," is to discuss the mechanisms to Five delegates from each of them — the Government of National Accord based in capital Tripoli and the House of Representatives based in the eastern…

WSWS (2020-09-07). US enters new phase of coronavirus pandemic: Report estimates more than 400,000 deaths by January. wsws.org The policy that has been adopted by the Trump administration and the ruling class is "herd immunity"—that is, the abandonment of any organized measures aimed at safeguarding public health.

Jeremy Schwartz (2020-09-07). New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail. globalresearch.ca The report, set to be filed in federal court this week, confirms reporting from ProPublica and The Texas Tribune that found portions of the wall were in danger of overturning if not fixed due to extensive erosion just months after …

21st Century Wire (2020-09-07). UN Forced to Admit Gates-funded Vaccine Is Causing Polio Outbreak in Africa. globalresearch.ca This really should be one of the biggest public health scandals of the decade, but instead it's given little attention — mainly because of the high-profile nature of the people and organisations involved. | *** | The United Nations

Marshall Allen (2020-09-07). A doctor went to his own employer for a COVID-19 antibody test. It cost $10,984. nationofchange.org Physicians Premier ER charged Dr. Zachary Sussman's insurance $10,984 for his COVID-19 antibody test even though Sussman worked for the chain and knows the testing materials only cost about $8. Even more surprising: The insurer paid in full.

WSWS (2020-09-07). Toppling of Sir John A. Macdonald statue triggers furor within Canada's ruling elite. wsws.org Macdonald was a ruthless representative of Canadian capitalism, but the racialist political perspective advanced by those who tore down his statue is deeply retrograde.

Jon Miltimore (2020-09-07). Sweden Now Has a Lower COVID-19 Death Rate than the US. Here's Why It Matters. globalresearch.ca For months, Sweden was the punching bag of the world's media and politicians. | For foregoing a lockdown, Sweden was declared a " "Sweden is paying heavily for its decision not to lockdown," …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-07). Vaccine Nationalism, Big Promises and Warped Speed. globalresearch.ca From sneering dismissiveness of the coronavirus as nothing more than a common cold to a grand promise to find a vaccine, President Donald Trump is all promises. "We remain on track to deliver a vaccine before the end of the …

WSWS (2020-09-07). German automotive supplier Continental doubles job cuts. wsws.org Continental plans to slash 30,000 jobs worldwide, with 13,000 going in Germany—in close collaboration with the IG Metall union.

WSWS (2020-09-07). Brazilian postal workers wage bitter strike against wage cuts, privatization. wsws.org The state-owned postal service's criminal negligence amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led to thousands of workers contracting the deadly virus and 120 reported deaths.

Dean Baker (2020-09-07). It Was Not "Flaws in the U.S. Financial System" that Caused the Great Recession, It Was the Collapse of the Housing Bubble. cepr.net Our elites work hard to cover up for each other even if it means an almost Trumpian denial of reality. We got another taste of this effort in a New York Times piece on Joe Biden's actions with regard to China over the years. The piece talks about the massive job loss of manufacturing jobs …

Fight Back (2020-09-07). How Labor Day got started: "Let Labor Unite" fightbacknews.org The huge procession began with 400 members of Bricklayers Union No. 6, all dressed in white aprons. They were followed by a band and then the members of the Manufacturing Jewelers union. The jewelers marched four abreast, wearing derby hats and dark suits with buttonhole bouquets. They all carried canes resting on their shoulders (similar to the way infantry officers carry swords when on parade.) | As the day went on, the parade included contingents from the Manufacturing Shoemakers Union No. 1 (wearing blue badges), and an especially well-received contingent from the Big 6 – Typographical Union No. 6 – whose 700…

_____ (2020-09-07). For Some, Homes And Neighborhoods Are Now Digital Prisons. popularresistance.org Eddie Conway: Welcome to this episode of Rattling The Bars. I'm Eddie Conway, your host, coming to you from Baltimore. Recently, there has been a new book out by two authors that has done extensive work in the prison system. The book is, Prisons By Any Other Name, and it was written by Maya Schenwar and Vicky Law. They're going to join me today to kind of explain what's in the book. Basically they're challenging the idea that alternative to incarceration is better and represents some kind of reform.

Torsten Engelbrecht (2020-09-07). COVID19 PCR Tests Are Scientifically Meaningless. globalresearch.ca First published on June 29, 2020 | Lockdowns and hygienic measures around the world are based on numbers of cases and mortality rates created by the so-called SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests used to identify "positive" patients, whereby "positive" is usually equated with …

WSWS (2020-09-07). The unanswered questions in the latest Russian "meddling" allegations. wsws.org The US media's claims of a nefarious campaign by Russia to "sow divisions" during in the 2016 election have been discredited. But the New York Times is "at it again."

WSWS (2020-09-07). Alarm bells as London bus driver tests positive for COVID-19. wsws.org Neither Metroline nor Unite has issued any statement to alert more than 500 drivers at Cricklewood about the reappearance of COVID-19.

_____ (2020-09-07). Disrupting supply chains: how leaving the Single Market means systemic breakdown. truepublica.org.uk New rules incompatible with the AI-driven supply chain systems that support our modern life will cause an industrial splutter. Lorry parks at the border are merely a symptom of systemic dysfunction. Expect price rises and goods shortages. Prompt action could alleviate the situation, but ignoring it will result in long term damage, writes Monica Horten …

Nikos Raptis (2020-09-07). Tragically Comic Humanity (Part 1 of 2). zcomm.org Comic stuff of humanity? Yes! Tragic history for the human race? Definitely yes!

Alleen Brown (2020-09-07). Undocumented Grape Pickers Forced to Work in Fire Evacuation Zones. zcomm.org Grape growers in Sonoma County are getting exemptions to send in farm workers who have few alternatives or options for support…

Jon Queally (2020-09-07). 50,000-Foot Smoke Plumes and Record-Shattering Heatwave as Climate Emergency Grips California. zcomm.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."

Ben Phillips (2020-09-07). History gives us reason for hope that inequality can be beaten. zcomm.org Covid-19 has both supercharged our inequalities and shone a sharper light on them, exposing the reality that the status quo cannot hold. It has opened up a moment of opportunity, and young people are showing how we can seize that moment by building up a movement…

Badri Raina (2020-09-07). We All Know That India Is a Democracy. So No Questions, Please. zcomm.org After all, only that is dropped from parliamentary agenda which is inconsequential, like asking questions.

Extinction Rebellion (2020-09-07). We will not be intimidated. zcomm.org If the old 'First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win' is true, we appear to be transitioning from the ridicule stage into the fight.

Francesca Gomes (2020-09-07). NYC Teachers Were About to Strike… Then Union Leaders Cut a Backroom Deal. zcomm.org Teachers are understandably furious about this sellout on the part of their own leadership and the bureaucratic methods used to try to convince members to accept the deal…

Support the Strikers! (2020-09-07). Antioch Hunger Strikers Demand Justice and Accountability. indybay.org Hunger strikers in Antioch demand an end racial injustice and police brutality.

YAR (2020-09-07). 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.

Melanie Gin (2020-09-07). Monday 9/7: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (14th Street/Broadway) in Oakland, CA…

From Embarcadero to SF City Hall (2020-09-07). 60 Days of Struggle Starts Now. indybay.org Confront the truth about what is happening in the US and find joy in taking to the streets.

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-09-07). 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…

Lynda Carson (2020-09-07). In honor of Hilbert Morales co-founder of El Observador newspaper. indybay.org Photo of Hilbert Morales:…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-09-07). 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…

Swing Left San Francisco (2020-09-07). Sunday 9/13: Swing Left SF Phone Bank Training for Introverts (& Friends). indybay.org Online Event…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-09-07). Refuse Fascism Holds Rally and March in San Francisco. indybay.org Rally at the Embarcadero and march down Market Street to City Hall in "mass" mobilization.

Sierra Club (2020-09-07). Friday 9/11: Green Friday: Ken Brower on "The Sierra Club and Point Reyes National Seashore" indybay.org virtual | To register go to: | act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formca…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2020-09-07). Saturday 10/3: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group – Revenge Capitalism. indybay.org Online…

Lynda Carson (2020-09-07). Assault on the healing process after the murder of George Floyd by killer cops. indybay.org Executive Office Memo Attacking Training Programs Meant To Heal The Nation After The Murder Of George Floyd:…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-09-07). 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.

_____ (2020-09-07). Going Down in Style: Nancy Pelosi's Illicit 'Blow Out' Exposes Democrats as Above-the-Law Elitists. strategic-culture.org Since the beginning of the lockdown in March, hair stylists have ranked among the hardest hit service sector workers, and nowhere more than in California where a draconian anti-Covid regime forbids salons from meeting clients indoors. That did not stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, however, from scheduling an appointment anyways. | Pelosi, like many of her other Democratic colleagues, has demonstrated such a lack of connection and compassion with her constituency that it literally borders on the criminal. Caught red-handed on video having her hair done inside of San Francisco's eSalon — and without the de rig…

_____ (2020-09-07). Espying Some Contours of Foreign Policy Amidst the Turmoil. strategic-culture.org All is uncertain for the U.S. Very. Yet, around the world governments examine closely the entrails for signs of what foreign policy may be like after November. So much hangs on it. But it is rather like trying to pin down passing clouds — for whatever the outcome in November, the losing party will likely never be the same again; and equally, however, the winning party is unlikely ever to be the same, either. That is, if there is a 'winner'. | And that latter outcome is a real possibility: i.e. that neither Party may be able to have their win nationally certified. This may come about, should 'one' contender…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Knowledge-based products to be used in cyber-defense field. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Deputy Cyber Defense Headquarters said that products of knowledge-based companies will be used in the field of cyber defense.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). PMO offers 80% discount to Ro-Ro vessels in northern Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran has offered an 80% discount for the ro-ro (roll on/roll off) vessels in the northern Iranian ports.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). 105 power, water projects launched in 21 provinces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — A total of 105 power and water projects were launched in 21 provinces by the 19th week of the Energy Ministry's A-B-Iran program, the Energy Minister said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran considers violation of UNSCR 2231 as end of JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh called the violation of UNSCR 2231 the end of the JCPOA, saying that Iran will respond if any party wishes to violate Resolution 2231 and its commitments.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran rejects reports of sending Russian arms to Armenia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Republic of Azerbaijan on Monday strongly rejected some media reports about the transfer of Russian military equipment to Armenia through Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). VIDEO: Massive fire in California forces people to evacuate. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — In less than 24 hours, a wildfire burned through thousands of acres of California's Sierra National Forest on Saturday, trapping campers and forcing other people to evacuate.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Swiss FM in Tehran to strengthen mutual ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said the purpose of his trip to Tehran is to strengthen Iran-Switzerland relations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iranian envoy submits credentials to Azerbaijan's FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iran's newly-appointed Ambassador to Baku Seyed Abbas Mousavi submitted his credentials to Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iranian animation 'The Last Fiction' to be screened in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iranian animated feature 'The Last Fiction', directed by Ashkan Rahgozar, will be screened in the US.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). 6% growth in petrochemical production in 5 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The output of Iranian petrochemical complexes in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20- August 21) increased by six percent compared to the previous year's same period.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iraq's PMU launches anti-ISIL operation in Diyala province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi launched an anti-ISIL operation in the eastern province of Diyala.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran gas export registers %88 jump in 7 years: NIGC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Referring to the development of South Pars Gas Field and increasing gas production in the country, the CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company announced that during the last 7 years Iran's gas exports have increased by %88.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran registers 2,152 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 2,152 COVID-19 infections and 117 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). 'MEK was not embraced but imposed on Albania in 2016'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Olsi Jazexhi, an Albanian historian, reveals that the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) was not embraced but imposed on Albania in 2016 by the Obama administration.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). "Dance with Me", "Tsunami" receive nominations at Wales Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Iranian movies "Dance with Me" and "Tsunami" are competing for the best film award in two different categories at the Wales International Film Festival.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-07). Fungus leather substitute could be eco-friendlier than animal and plastic kinds. imperial.ac.uk "Promising" fungal leather that looks and feels like traditional leather could be eco-friendlier and cheaper than animal and plastic versions.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-07). Ancient bony fish forces rethink of how sharks evolved. imperial.ac.uk Sharks' non-bony skeletons were thought to be the template before bony internal skeletons evolved, but a new fossil discovery suggests otherwise.

Kerry-anne Mendoza (2020-09-07). The Canary is about to become an even bigger pain in the establishment's ass. thecanary.co For five years, The Canary has survived everything the establishment has thrown at it. From the decimation of our advertising income — a problem that has affected the whole industry — to politically motivated attacks on our staff. Despite it all, we delivered powerful investigations and original journalism that kept powerful people up at night. | Now, with your help, we are about to become an even bigger pain in the ass. | Five years in…: | Independent media is needed now more than ever. And The Canary has matured to become an essential part of the UK media landscape. With that in mind, we're…

The Canary (2020-09-07). Schools across UK hit with Covid-19 cases as thousands of pupils return to class. thecanary.co A number of schools across the UK have been hit with coronavirus cases since pupils returned to class. | One secondary school in Suffolk closed its doors just days after reopening, while whole classes at two schools in Wales have been told to self-isolate for two weeks following confirmed cases of Covid-19. | It came as Health Secretary Matt Hancock suggested that young people under-25 — particularly those aged 17-21 — have helped propel the rise in positive coronavirus cases across the country in recent days. | Schools in England and Wales began reopening to all year groups last week for the first ti…

Staff (2020-09-07). Labor Must Make Defense of Black Lives Its Own Imperative. truthout.org Black trade unionists across the U.S. are calling on the labor movement to defend Black Lives Matter protesters and to fight racism in their own ranks. The attacks by police and increasingly violent armed racist militias evoke the memory of many such violent incidents against Black people in earlier periods, from slavery to segregation to the civil rights era. | For Labor Day 2020, Truthout reached out to Christopher Silvera, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 808 in Long Island City, NY; Elise Bryant, exec…

Staff (2020-09-07). Corporations Must Reckon With Their Spin of Black Lives Matter. truthout.org In a virtual town hall in June, Coca-Cola's Chairman and CEO James Quincy said: "Diversity and inclusion are among our greatest strengths … We must put our resources and energy toward helping end the cycle of systemic racism." Dow Chemical's Chairman and CEO Jim Fitterling similarly committed to being an "ally" helping overcome "systemic oppression." And Johnson & Johnson's Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky stated, "unequivocally that racism in any form is unacceptable." These three proclamations echo others penned by Fortune…

Staff (2020-09-07). How Do You Teach Younger Students With an Antiracism Lens? truthout.org Ankita Ajith can recall learning about slavery, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks at her Katy, Texas, elementary school in the Houston area. | But looking back, Ajith, now a student at Northwestern University, also vividly remembers how superficial those conversations were, and how much she wishes that her predominantly white, suburban school district had given her the tools from a young age to understand America's racist past and its connection with the present. | "They taught us things that were easil…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Papua New Guinea: Cop falls asleep, prisoners flee home. yenisafak.com At least 31 prisoners escaped jail in Papua New Guinea last week, according to local reports on Monday.Senior police official Peter Guinness said the officer on guard had allegedly fallen asleep while intoxicated, allowing detainees remanded in custody to flee Lae Central police station last Wednesday, The National daily reported.The guard was suspended after the prisoners reportedly took his keys while he was unconscious."As a young policeman serving [before] in Lae, I have never experienced such," Guinness said. Guinness added that after the guard was tried in court, authorities would submit a recommendation fo…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). S.Africa announces gender based violence law. yenisafak.com South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday the country will tighten laws on gender based violence and sexual offences which have been widespread in the rainbow nation.Writing in his weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa said people were angry that many perpetrators of gender based violence and sexual offences are exploiting legal loopholes to avoid imprisonment.He said citizens are frustrated that sentencing is often not proportionate to the crimes committed against women and children."The three amendment Bills are designed to fill the gaps that allow some perpetrators of these crimes to evade justice and to give…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Russian opposition leader Navalny out of coma. yenisafak.com Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was brought out of a medically induced coma and taken off his ventilator, the Berlin hospital treating him announced on Monday.Navalny is reacting to being spoken to, but possible long-term consequences of his condition after he fell ill last month are unclear, the Charite Clinic said in a statement on its official website."The state of health of Alexey Navalny, who has been receiving treatment at the Charité — Università§tsmedizin Berlin since 22 August 2020, has improved," said the statement."The patient has been removed from his medically induced coma and is…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). UAE-Israel pact to be signed on Sept. 22: Report. yenisafak.com Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to sign their normalization agreement at the White House on Sept. 22, according to Israeli media on Monday.The Israeli Channel 12 News said that arrangements were underway between the UAE, the US, and Israel to organize a grand official signing ceremony in Washington DC in presence of US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.According to the broadcaster, the ceremony was originally planned to be on Sept. 13, the same day of signing the Oslo peace accord between the Palestinians and the Israelis in 19…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Navalny's condition is improving, Berlin hospital says. yenisafak.com The condition of poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has improved and he is being weaned off mechanical ventilation, Berlin's Charite hospital said on Monday in a statement.Navalny's induced coma could be stopped and he is reacting to speech, the hospital added. "Long-term damage due to the severe poisoning cannot be ruled out."

yenisafak (2020-09-07). UK's Johnson, France's Macron agree on need for Brexit deal. yenisafak.com British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Monday that talks on a Brexit deal needed to make progress this month and reach a conclusion quickly."The Prime Minister and President Macron agreed on the importance of making progress this month and reaching a conclusion on talks quickly," a statement from Johnson's office said, following a call between the two leaders.

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Ukraine: Aviation firm Antonov aims to work with Turkey. yenisafak.com Ukrainian aircraft producer Antonov aims to cooperate with the Turkish aviation industry for the production of AN-178 aircraft, said the company's CEO.Last week, a Ukrainian delegation visited Turkey's shipyards and aircraft manufacturers, and evaluated the potential cooperation, Oleksandr Los told Anadolu Agency."We are in close interaction and discussion with our Turkish friends, the TEI [TUSAS Engine Industries] and other companies," he noted.Los added: "And that's why we've already reached a level where top managers can speak about potential cooperation on the industrialization of the AN-178 in Ukraine and Tu…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). End to Nord Stream two project could be on table: Merkel. yenisafak.com Navalny, 44, a vociferous critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, felt sick on Aug. 20 on a flight to Moscow. After an emergency landing in Omsk, he spent two days in a Russian hospital before being sent to Berlin for treatment.Currently he is in intensive care and has been in a medically induced coma. His condition is serious, but there is no acute danger to his life, according to his doctors.

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Trump urges Saudi Arabia to negotiate with Gulf nations. yenisafak.com The US president urged the Saudi Arabian king to start negotiations with other Gulf countries to "resolve the rift"."President [Donald] Trump praised Saudi Arabia's G20 Presidency and welcomed the opening of Saudi air space to flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, beginning with last week's historic commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi," White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said on Twitter late Sunday.Deere said Trump, in a phone call to King Salman bin Abdulaziz, underlined the significance of the Abraham Accord between Israel and the UAE and discussed ways to enhance regional sec…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Turkish police seize over 105 kg of heroin. yenisafak.com Turkish police seized over 105 kilograms (231 pounds) of heroin in nationwide raids, it said on Monday.A total of 56.4 kg (124 lbs) of heroin were found in packages hidden inside the trunk of a car abandoned in the Tusba district of Van province. A sniffer dog helped the search. A manhunt is underway to find the suspects. Separately, police seized 49.8 kg (109 lbs) of heroin in Aksaray province. Anti-narcotics officers stopped a car on the Adana-Aksaray highway and found 94 packages of heroin inside the trunk.After arresting the car driver, identified only by the initials R.A, police expanded the operation and ar…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Trump to hold Labor Day news conference at White House. yenisafak.com President Donald Trump on Monday said he will hold a news conference at the White House during the Labor Day holiday at 1 p.m. (1700 GMT)."Will be having a Labor Day News Conference today at the White House, 1: 00 P.M.," Trump said in a post on Twitter. "Jobs number, and the Economic comeback, are looking GREAT."

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Libyan army seizes Haftar's helicopter. yenisafak.com The Libyan army on Monday said it seized a helicopter belonging to warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia, which made an emergency landing south of Abu Grein area east of the capital Tripoli. "The pilot was not present and is likely to have fled towards the desert for fear of capture," Abdulhadi Drah, an army spokesman for Sirte-al-Jufrah Liberation Command, told Anadolu Agency.On Aug 27, the Libyan army announced the first breach of Libya's ceasefire by Haftar's militia, which fired more than a dozen Grad rockets at the army positions west of Sirte.Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muamma…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Assad says he wants to expand Russian investments to help offset US sanctions. yenisafak.com Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Monday he was keen to expand economic and business deals with Moscow, his closest ally, to help Syria weather crippling economic sanctions.Assad, who gave the comments during a meeting in Damascus with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said he wanted to see Russian investments in key areas of the economy that had been agreed in the past succeed.

yenisafak (2020-09-07). COVID-19 cases near 1.3M in Africa. yenisafak.com The number of people who have contracted the novel coronavirus in Africa has reached 1.29 million, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. | At least 31,283 people have died of the virus across the continent, while over a million patients have recovered, it said in its daily update. | South Africa, the hardest-hit African country, recorded 1,633 new virus infections on Sunday, bringing the nationwide caseload to 638,517, the health minister announced. | Zweli Mkhize said the nation also registered 110 new virus-related deaths, pushing the tally to 14,889. | Last week, John Nkengasong…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Never take off your mask: Recovered COVID-19 patient. yenisafak.com Binnaz Demir, 83, said she contracted the novel coronavirus although she never went outside during the pandemic and paid attention to the measures."People should be very cautious, and never take off their mask," Demir said.She first went to the hospital as a precaution after her grandson tested positive for the virus. But she also tested positive, and began receiving treatment.Underlining that she was very upset because her grandson got the infection, Demir said: "I did not think of myself when I tested positive, but rather of my grandchild."Initially, Demir was treated at home because her condition was good, but…

yenisafak (2020-09-07). Israel reports 3 more virus deaths, over 2,000 cases. yenisafak.com Israel reported three more fatalities and 2,257 new infections from the novel coronavirus on Monday. Health officials said the number of cases has reached 131,970, including 1,022 deaths, and 103,849 recoveries since the virus was first detected on Feb. 21.Earlier on Monday, the prime minister's office and the health ministry announced in a joint statement the approval of imposing a night shutdown on the cities labeled as red zones, which recorded high numbers of coronavirus cases.According to the statement, 40 cities and villages have been designated red zones.The night shutdown will take effect for a week from…

WSWS (2020-09-07). Australian teachers back US educators' fight for independent rank and file safety committees. wsws.org Australian school teachers denounce re-opening of American schools and support the formation of rank-and-file safety committees.

WSWS (2020-09-07). Australian governments demand full economic "reopening" by December. wsws.org This reckless agenda is driven solely by the rapacious demands of big business for the lifting of all restrictions on profit-making.

Dr. David James (2020-09-07). Australian Government's Own Website Admits COVID Tests Are Totally Unreliable. globalresearch.ca Imagine going to a doctor suspecting you may have a serious illness and being told that there are 2 tests available. With the first test, a swab, they do not know, should you record a positive result, whether or not …

teleSUR, ce-JF (2020-09-07). Same-sex Partnerships Now Legal in the Cayman Islands. telesurenglish.net Same-sex partnerships in the Cayman Islands are legal as of Friday after Governor Martyn Roper approved the law for the British Overseas territory. | RELATED: | "Today we will end the discrimination being suffered by Caymanians and others on our islands whilst protecting the institution of marriage," said Roper. | In his statement, the governor said that the move was in line with instructions from the U.K. government ministers to use his re…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-09-07). Postmaster General Urged to 'Immediately Step Aside' as North Carolina AG Backs Probe Into Campaign Finance Fraud Allegations. commondreams.org "It is extraordinarily disturbing that megadonor Louis DeJoy is abusing his power as Postmaster General to help President Trump win reelection, meanwhile apparently demonstrating disregard for key campaign finance laws designed to promote the integrity of our democratic elections," said Common Cause president Karen Hobert Flynn. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-09-07). Postmaster Louis DeJoy Alleged to have Illegally Reimbursed Employees for Campaign Contributions. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-09-07). 'Despicable and Shameless': Outrage Over Duterte Pardon of US Marine who Murdered Trans Woman in Philippines. commondreams.org Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of homicide and sentenced in December 2015 to 10 years in prison for strangling and drowning 26-year-old Jennifer Laude to death in an Olangapo hotel. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alan Minsky (2020-09-07). A 21st Century Priority: The PRO Act will Revive the Labor Movement and Re-Build the Middle Class. commondreams.org Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, speaking at a press event to support the H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. (Photo: Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Michael Winship (2020-09-07). Our Fake Commander-in-Chief Steps on a Landmine—Again. commondreams.org Donald Trump, the Godfather wannabe, treats our troops like toy soldiers to be thrown away.

Bonnie Castillo (2020-09-07). Trump Is a Health Hazard: The Choice Is Clear on Labor and Workers' Rights in November. commondreams.org "Nurses understand the urgency of ending the disastrous policies and behavior of President Trump this November," writes Bonnie Castillo, executive director of National Nurses United. "But our work doesn't stop there; past the election, we will continue to mobilize and organize for the transformative social changes all workers, and patients, sorely need." (Photo: NNU/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-09-07). 'Hurts to Breathe… to Sleep… to Move… to Eat': In First Public Remarks Since Being Shot, Jacob Blake Describes Constant Pain. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nancy J. Altman (2020-09-07). 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…

Vanessa Warheit, Laura Neish (2020-09-07). The Big, Dirty Money Behind the California Wildfires. commondreams.org A firefighter douses flames as they push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. – A firework at a gender reveal party triggered a wildfire in southern California that has destroyed 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares) and forced many residents to flee their homes, the fire department said Sunday. More than 500 firefighters and four helicopters were battling the El Dorado blaze east of San Bernardino, which started Saturday morning, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via…

Tanya Wallace-Gobern (2020-09-07). This Labor Day, 'Black Lives Matter' Means Justice for Black Workers. commondreams.org In 2012, members of the Chicago Teachers Union rocked the city with their historic strike. (Credit: flickr/cc/Sarah-Ji) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Lynn Rhinehart (2020-09-07). How Workers Can Achieve Real Power. thenation.com How Workers Can Achieve Real Power…

Michelle Chen (2020-09-07). Trump's National Labor Relations Board Is Sabotaging Its Own Mission. thenation.com Trump's National Labor Relations Board Is Sabotaging Its Own Mission…

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.

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…

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)

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.

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Kevin Zeese: Irreplaceable
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Kevin Zeese was a major constant reliable presence in the movement for peace and justice. He used writing, editing, online and all other forms of communication. He organized events, protests, occupations. He risked arrest. He ran for office. He was an attorney and used the courts and shared his expertise. He thought independently. He acted…
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Kevin Zeese: Irreplaceable
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Kevin Zeese was a major constant reliable presence in the movement for peace and justice. He used writing, editing, online and all other forms of communication. He organized events, protests, occupations. He risked arrest. He ran for office. He was an attorney and used the courts and shared his expertise. He thought independently. He acted…
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Rest in power, Kevin Zeese
Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-07
Kevin fought to bring truth every day. We must not lose this struggle.
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Rest In Power, Kevin Zeese
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-07
It is with a sad heart that I report the sudden and unexpected death of Kevin Zeese early Sunday morning. Kevin was working up until the end and died in his sleep of a possible heart attack. | Kevin was going to write a newsletter this weekend about the extradition trial of Julian Assange, which begins today. Kevin understood the great importance of the prosecution of Julian Assange as a battle that will define journalism in the 21st century and our right to know. | He was helping to organize an online event featuring Daniel Ellsberg, James Goodale and Chris Hedges, moderated by Sue Udry.
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Julian Assange: Future Generations of Journalists Will Not Forgive Us if We Do Not Fight Extradition
Peter Oborne | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Let's imagine a foreign dissident was being held in London's Belmarsh Prison charged with supposed espionage offences by the Chinese authorities. | And that his real offence was revealing crimes committed by the Chinese Communist Party — including publishing video footage …
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The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange
John Pilger | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Having reported the long, epic ordeal of Julian Assange, John Pilger gave this address outside the Central Criminal Court in London on September 7 as the WikiLeaks Editor's extradition hearing entered its final stage. When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied:…
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Julian Assange and the heavy price of exposing US imperialist crimes
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-07
As the extradition hearings of Julian Assange resume, we take a long at the continuous persecution he and Chelsea Manning have had to face for standing up to US imperialism and exposing its war crimes…
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The trials of Julian Assange
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-07
Julian Assange's extradition hearing has resumed on September 7 at the Central Criminal Court in London, even as protests in support of Assange took place in different cities. We take a look at a brief timeline of events that resulted in the situation Assange faces today.
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The U.S. Is Determined to Make Julian Assange Pay for Exposing the Cruelty of Its War on Iraq
Prof. Vijay Prashad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
On September 7, 2020, Julian Assange will leave his cell in Belmarsh Prison in London and attend a hearing that will determine his fate. After a long period of isolation, he was finally able to meet his partner–Stella Moris–and …
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As Assange extradition hearing resumes, the future of a free press is on trial
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-07
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with journalist Juan Passarelli, director of the film "The War on Journalism: the Case of Julian Assange," about the trial of Julian Assange and his experience working with Wikileaks. Passarelli explains how the UK court has not made the proceedings accessible to the media, and how Assange has been …
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The "Stalinist" Trial of Julian Assange
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Having reported the long, epic ordeal of Julian Assange, John Pilger gave this address outside the Central Criminal Court in London on September 7 as the WikiLeaks Editor's extradition hearing entered its final stage. | When I first met Julian …
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The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange
John Pilger | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: "Transparency and accountability are moral issues that must be the essence of public life and journalism."
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Fruits of Illegality: The NSA, Bulk Collection and Warrantless Surveillance
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
He has become part of the furniture when it comes to discussions about privacy rights and personal liberties, arguably an odd sort of thing for a man who also dealt in the shadows of intelligence secrets. But Edward Snowden has been doing his bit to reveal and chip away at the foundations of the national…
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Trump's Eviction Moratorium Falls Too Short
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-07
On Tuesday, when the rent was due once again and as 43 million Americans braced for possible eviction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a nationwide eviction moratorium that will run from Friday through Dec. 31. | This eviction moratorium, unlike the one under the CARES Act policy that expired in late July, appears to apply to all rental units nationwide. Now, regardless of whether they receive federal funding or financing, landlords may not evict their tenants based on their inability to pay the rent.
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The U.S. has long led the assault on human rights
Ajamu Baraka | mronline.org | 2020-09-07
The historical record on U.S. human rights policies, both domestic and international, is one of hypocrisy, deceit, and denigration.
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US-Russia Tensions Flare Up on Multiple Fronts
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Amidst the escalating tensions with China, the United States should have kept the troubled relationship with Russia on an even keel. But the opposite is happening. For the first time since the presidential election in Belarus on August 9, Washington …
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The Stalinist trial of Julian Assange
John Pilger | zcomm.org | 2020-09-07
When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: "Transparency and accountability are moral issues that must be the essence of public life and journalism."
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John Pilger: The Stalinist Trial of Julian Assange
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-07
The extradition hearing beginning this week is the final act of an Anglo-American campaign to bury Julian Assange. It is not due process. It is due revenge, said John Pilger in a speech Monday outside the court building. | John PILGER | Having reported the long, epic ordeal of Julian Assange, John Pilger gave this address outside the Central Criminal Court in London on Sept. 7 as the WikiLeaks Editor's extradition hearing entered its final stage. | When I first met Julian Assange more than ten years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks. He replied: "Transparency and accountability are moral issues that m…
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How Russia can help ease tensions in the Himalayas
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-07
MK BHADRAKUMAR | The legend is that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, during his path-breaking visit to India in 1955, told the Indians that all they had to do to get Russian help was to give a shout across the Himalayas. I don't know how far this is true but it has an irrepressibly "Khrushchevian" ring about it. | This came to my mind with the news appearing that Beijing had proposed a meeting between the defense ministers of India and China, who happen to be in Moscow to attend the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). | One would assume that the Russian hosts had done their part in facilitatin…
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Assange supporters gather outside Old Bailey ahead of extradition hearing
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-07
Dozens of Julian Assange supporters have gathered outside the Old Bailey, where the WikiLeaks founder is set to continue his fight against extradition to the US.The 49-year-old, who has been in high-security Belmarsh Prison for 16 months, is wanted over the publication of hundreds of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011.He is expected to appear in court in person on Monday for the first time in months, facing 18 charges — including plotting to hack computers and conspiring to obtain and disclose national defence information.Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's father, John Shipton, arrives at the…
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War On Journalism Resumes On Monday
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-07
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing is set to start on Monday, Sept. 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 his reporting on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture at Guantanamo Bay. | These charges against Assange are a part of a war on journalism. This is the first time that the Espionage Act of 1917 has been used to prosecute a journalist, in this case an Australian citizen publ…
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As British Judge Made Rulings Against Julian Assange, Her Husband Was Involved with Right-wing Lobby Group Briefing Against WikiLeaks Founder
Matt Kennard | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
The husband of the chief magistrate overseeing Julian Assange's extradition case was closely associated with a lobby group publicly criticising the WikiLeaks founder around the time his wife was ruling against Assange, it can be revealed. | *** | Westminster chief magistrate…
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As British show-trial resumes: The working class must defend Julian Assange!
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The persecution of Assange is an attempt to intimidate mass opposition to imperialist war, social inequality and a turn to authoritarianism, amid a breakdown of global capitalism and an eruption of the class struggle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/assa…

Rest in Power, Kevin Zeese (1955 – 2020)
Margaret Flowers | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
Longtime progressive activist and organizer Kevin Zeese died early Sunday, September 2, 2020. He was 64. (Image: Portrait of Kevin Zeese by Robert Shetterly) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'This is Not Normal': Human Rights, Press Freedom Advocates Denied Remote Access to Assange Hearing
Lisa Newcomb, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
The WikiLeaks founder, who exposed U.S. war crimes, faces up to 175 years in prison if the U.K. agrees to extradite Assange. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Resistance in the Age of Trump — Kevin Zeese
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
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Julian Assange — The week that journalism and the rule of law in Britain drowns
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-09-07
By Jonathan Cook — For years, journalists cheered Assange's abuse. Now they've paved his path to a US gulag. Court hearings in Britain over the US administration's extradition case against Julian Assange begin in earnest next week. The decade-long saga that brought us to this point should appal anyone who cares about our increasingly fragile …
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Serbia's 'Balancing' Act Between West And Russia. Empty Slogan to Disguise Pro-US Policies. De Facto Recognition of Kosovo
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Serbian President Vucic just discredited his own over-hyped "balancing" act between Russia and the West over the weekend after he de-facto recognized the NATO-occupied Province of Kosovo & Metohija under the cover of "economic normalization" and then committed to moving …
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The Ongoing Torture and Medical Neglect of Julian Assange
William Hogan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Initially published by The Lancet on June 25, 2020. | **** | On Feb 17, 2020, Doctors for Assange demanded an end to the torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange.1 Yet no responsible authority has acted. Nils Melzer, the …
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Selected Articles: COVID-19 Tests and Assange's Extradition Hearing
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …
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'Green' billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of 'Planet of the Humans' documentary
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-07
The Michael Moore-produced 'Planet of the Humans' faced a coordinated suppression campaign led by professional climate activists backed by the same 'green' billionaires, Wall Street investors, industry insiders and family foundations skewered in the film. By Max Blumenthal "We must take control of our environmental movement and our future from billionaires and their permanent war …
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Video: Confronting the Lies about the Virus: The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Closing down the Global Economy as a means to combating the Virus. | That's what they want us to believe. | If the public had been informed that Covid-19 is "similar to Influenza", the fear campaign would have fallen flat… | The data …
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Cornel West & Ben Jealous on Whether Progressives Can Push Joe Biden Leftward If He Defeats Trump
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-07
In a Democracy Now! special, Harvard professor Cornel West and Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former president of the NAACP, discuss the 2020 DNC, Joe Biden's vow to fight systemic racism and "overcome this season of darkness in America," the historic nomination of Kamala Harris as his partner on the ticket, and how the convention was a showcase for a broad anti-Trump coalition, including prominent Republican figures given plum speaking slots, but few voices from the party's insurgent left wing. "At this moment, with the decline and fall of the American empire, it looks as if the system…
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Freedom Struggle: Angela Davis on Calls to Defund Police, Racism & Capitalism, and the 2020 Election
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-07
In a Democracy Now! special, we revisit our June 2020 interview with the legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis about the uprising against police brutality and racism launched in May after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The protests have helped dramatically shift public opinion on policing and systemic racism, as "defund the police" becomes a rallying cry of the movement. Davis is professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. For half a century, she has been one of the most influential activists and intellectuals in the United States and an icon of the Black liberation mo…
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Coronavirus sickens 182 more people in Gaza
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
Palestinian health authorities registered 182 additional coronavirus cases in the blockaded Gaza Strip on Monday. | In a statement, the Health Ministry said the seaside territory's tally rose to 1,151 cases, including nine deaths, and 89 recoveries. | The ministry renewed its calls on residents to adhere to precautionary measures to stem the infections, especially among children and the elderly. | The Hamas-led government imposed a lockdown in Gaza on Aug. 24 to help curb the outbreak in the blockaded enclave. | *Writing by Mahmoud Barakat…
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A Green New Deal for Workers
Howie Hawkins, Angela Walker | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
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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UN sends 39 truckloads of aid to Syria's Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
The UN on Monday sent 39 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib province through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's south.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an ag…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-sends-39-truck…

Here's a Labor Day Reminder That Trump's Covid-19 Mismanagement Left 27 Million Unemployed, 189,000 Dead, and Food Banks Overwhelmed
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with industry executives at the White House on April 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. At the time, Trump told the American that Covid-19 was "gonna go, it's gonna leave" just months after predicting in February that the virus would disappear "like a miracle" by April. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Remembering comrade and leftist academic David Graeber
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-07
His death was sudden and a shock to his students and the scores of people influenced by his ideas. In a world where most academics value theorizing over activism and choose to abstain from public protest, Graeber was vocal about his anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist views.
mronline.org/2020/09/07/remembering-comr…

Absent Appeals to the Left, Biden Faces Challenge to Win Over Latinx Voters
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-07
Though she couldn't vote in past elections, Lucia Allain has spent over a decade in direct-action politics, advocating for immigrants and Latinxs. In November, Allain, who was born in Peru, will vote for the first time since becoming a United States citizen. The communications manager for the influential immigrant-rights organization The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), Allain is as passionate about politics as anyone in this country; she's serious about r…
truthout.org/articles/absent-appeals-to-…

"Touted as 'Essential'… Treated as Disposable": Labor Day Anger as Migrant Farm Workers Toil Inside Wildfire Evacuation Zones
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
"For the workers, their hands were forced by a combination of circumstances as toxic as the ash that falls over the region's famous vineyards." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump must be defeated
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-07
President Trump is a right-wing reactionary and dangerous fool to boot. He promotes an agenda of racism, inequality and discrimination. He puts kids in cages and then laughs about it. From Palestine to the Philippines he has shown himself to be an enemy of the peoples of the world, including those of us who live in the United States. Trump's talk about "America First" is chauvinist trash, a banner under which to enrich the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. The trash needs to be taken out, as soon as possible, and this November at the latest. | Everyone knows that the pandemic has been made so much worse by…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/7/trump-mus…

Saturday 9/26: Palestine Justice Coalition Teach-In: Palestinian Future and Israeli Annexation
Resource Center for Nonviolence | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
Online Event | http: //bit.ly/pjcteachin…
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Hamas reiterates call for formation of national unity govt
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Palestine's Hamas resistance movement has reiterated its call for the formation of a new national unity government to help the Palestinian nation in the face of the challenges.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163208/Hamas-reiter…

The Israel-Palestine Conflict, Annexation and "Normalization". Towards "Greater Israel"
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
As the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on with no end in sight, Israel and the US have launched an all-out push to resolve the conflict once and for all, on Israel's terms. If the manoeuvre is successful, Israel will end up …
globalresearch.ca/israel-palestine-confl…

Trump's Opponents Need to Portray him as the True Enemy of the Nation
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2020-09-07
Nationalism, which can be good or bad, is the glue that binds together the disparate coalitions of interests that back Trump-type regimes…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumps-opponents-n…

Russia — Nord Stream 2 vs. Poisoning of Alexei Navalny
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Wednesday, 2 September — all German TV channels — mainstream media were focused unilaterally on the alleged Novichok poisoning of Russian opposition critique, Alexei Navalny. This "breaking-news" poison discovery was made in Germany two weeks after he has been …
globalresearch.ca/russia-nord-stream-2-p…

Russia — Nord Stream 2 vs. Poisoning of Alexei Navalny
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Wednesday, 2 August — all German TV channels — mainstream media were focused unilaterally on the alleged Novichok poisoning of Russian opposition critique, Alexei Navalny. This "breaking-news" poison discovery was made in Germany two weeks after he has been …
globalresearch.ca/russia-nord-stream-2-p…

Can the Democratic Party Rev the Engines to Topple Tyrant Trump?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Why can't the Democratic Party landslide the serial corporate criminal and government outlaw Donald Trump? He is a servant of Wall Street and, by his deeds favoring the powerful, a proven "enemy of the people." Why has the Democratic Party been losing again and again at the federal and state level to the worst, cruelest,…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/07/can-the-demo…

Why Can't the Democrats Seem to Land Any Blows Against Trump?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Why can't the Democratic Party landslide the serial corporate criminal and government outlaw Donald Trump? He is a servant of Wall Street and, by his deeds favoring the powerful, a proven "enemy of the people." Why has the Democratic Party been losing again and again at the federal and state level to the worst, cruelest,…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/07/why-cant-the…

Can the Democratic Party Rev the Engines to Topple Tyrant Trump?
Ralph Nader | zcomm.org | 2020-09-07
Why can't the Democratic Party landslide the serial corporate criminal and government outlaw Donald Trump? He is a servant of Wall Street and, by his deeds favoring the powerful, a proven "enemy of the people."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/can-the-democratic…

This week in history: September 7-13
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
25 years ago: International Workers Bulletin available on internet for the first time On September 11, 1995, the International Workers Bulletin –the US predecessor of the World Socialist Web Site –was made available in its entirety on the internet for the first time.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/twih…

Oppose unsafe school openings! Follow the science, not greed, say Detroit educators
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The World Socialist Web Site has received an announcement of the formation of the Detroit Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/detr…

US/NATO Preparing for War on Russia? Six Military Exercises at Russia's Doorstep
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Wars by hot and other means are all about Washington's main strategy to advance its imperium — seeking dominance over other nations, their resources and populations by brute force if other methods don't achieve its objectives. | From inception, the US …
globalresearch.ca/us-nato-preparing-war-…

Trump Regime to Blacklist China's Top Chipmaker?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Pompeo reinvented China beyond where other US Chinaphobes have ever gone before. | Falsely calling its ruling authorities Washington's greatest foreign threat, he recited a litany of fake news about the country days earlier. | Spending a small fraction on its military …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-blacklist…

When the powers that be are in contempt of the people
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-07
After decades, the issue of contempt has come alive. For this, we have to be grateful to Prashant Bhushan and the Supreme Court of India.
mronline.org/2020/09/07/when-the-powers-…

Pakistan nominates new envoy to Afghanistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
Pakistan on Monday nominated its new ambassador to Afghanistan as direct negotiations between Taliban and Kabul aiming to end nearly two decades of war are set to begin.Mansoor Ahmad Khan, a veteran diplomat, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the capital Islamabad before leaving for Kabul, a statement by Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said.Qureshi, it said, hoped the appointment of an experienced and professional diplomat like Khan would help improve bilateral ties.Khan, who had been serving as Islamabad's Permanent Representative to UN and other international organizations based in Austria since Ju…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistan-nominate…

Venezuela's Constituent Assembly: No New Constitution on the Way
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-09-07
ANC President Diosdado Cabello claimed there is not enough time to rewrite the magna carta before the body dissolves itself in December.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14990

Christianity: Empathy Versus Evangelism
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
The Republican National Convention outdid the Democrats with God talk. Not only was America portrayed as "the light of the world;" the Republican Party itself was proclaimed as providing the "light." "God bless America" were the repeated code words for God's favorite nation. Christianity's ordination of America as the greatest nation on earth and the Republican Party as its steward were front and center.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/07/christianity…

Race is Not a Noun, it is a Verb
Steve Martinot | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Part Two of a series. Read Part One here. What is racism? Racism is a social process. It is a structure in which individuals act in demeaning or exclusionary ways toward people of color in mutual empowering relation with social institutions that dehumanize and inferiorize them. Through the conjunction of both levels of such derogation…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/07/race-is-not-…

Trump administration overpays, underdelivers on USDA food box program for the hungry
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
Millions of dollars that could be utilized to feed struggling workers have been wasted all while millions of American families go hungry and millions of pounds of food have gone to waste in the fields.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/usda…

San Diego, California school districts plan reopenings based on dangerous new state guidelines
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The move to reopen schools will place thousands of students, educators and their families at risk of infection, and exacerbate the spread of COVID-19 throughout the region.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/sand…

How Labor Day got started: "Let Labor Unite"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-07
The huge procession began with 400 members of Bricklayers Union No. 6, all dressed in white aprons. They were followed by a band and then the members of the Manufacturing Jewelers union. The jewelers marched four abreast, wearing derby hats and dark suits with buttonhole bouquets. They all carried canes resting on their shoulders (similar to the way infantry officers carry swords when on parade.) | As the day went on, the parade included contingents from the Manufacturing Shoemakers Union No. 1 (wearing blue badges), and an especially well-received contingent from the Big 6 – Typographical Union No. 6 – whose 700…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/6/how-labor…

Shut Up, History: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Are Talking
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Awhile back, a friend and I were talking about History and rebellions, and I lamented how the 1871 Paris Commune had failed. My friend, a self-avowed psychic, said,…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/07/shut-up-hist…

The Movement for a Peoples' Party: No program, no principles, no future
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The eclectic combination of individuals brought together to form a new "People's Party" lacked a common conception, outside of a general orientation to the Democratic Party and bourgeois politics.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/pepa…

Wall Street's Felon Banks to Go Live With Their Own Stock Exchange This Month
Pam Martens, Russ Martens | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Members Exchange (MEMX), a brand new stock exchange, has announced that it will begin live trading of select stocks for the first time on September 21 with a full phase-in on September 29. Criminal histories are, apparently, no barrier to running a stock exchange in the United States to the deeply conflicted way of thinking…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/07/wall-streets…

Long Beach fights to 'Save the Post Office!'
Winston Delaurier | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-07
Photo: Wikipedia commons On Aug. 25, community members assembled outside the downtown Long Beach Post Office, on the corner of Third Street and Long Beach Blvd, carrying signs that read "Save…
liberationnews.org/long-beach-fights-to-…

The Party Formerly Known as Republican
Jim Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
"The Republican National Committee (RNC) enthusiastically supports President Trump and continues to reject the policy positions of the Obama-Biden Administration, as well as those espoused by the Democratic National Committee today … [and that] the Republican Party has and will continue to enthusiastically support the President's America-first agenda." A Party platform defines what a party stands for…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/07/the-party-fo…

Disrupting supply chains: how leaving the Single Market means systemic breakdown
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-09-07
New rules incompatible with the AI-driven supply chain systems that support our modern life will cause an industrial splutter. Lorry parks at the border are merely a symptom of systemic dysfunction. Expect price rises and goods shortages. Prompt action could alleviate the situation, but ignoring it will result in long term damage, writes Monica Horten …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/disrupting-supply-chains-how-leaving-the-single-market-means-systemic-breakdown/

The killing of Michael Reinoehl: A police assassination ordered by Trump
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
Reinoehl's death was a state-sanctioned killing, carried out with the support of the Justice Department and the White House.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/rein…

Political furor erupts over Trump slurs against dead and wounded US soldiers
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The US president only states in a particularly crude and vulgar fashion what the capitalist class as a whole thinks about those it treats as cannon fodder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/mili…

Protests against police violence continue across the US
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
Despite daily assaults by police, federal agents and right-wing vigilantes, protests against police murder have continued across the US, in some cities topping 100 days.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/prot…

Build a better future with blue skies for all, UN urges, marking first International Day of Clean Air
news.un.org | 2020-09-07
The first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is being commemorated around the world, on Monday, following the recognition by the United Nations General Assembly of the importance of clean air for the health and day-to-day lives of people.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

Teen in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania linked to 40 new COVID-19 cases
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The rapid spread of the virus in this case points to the danger of school reopenings for teachers, students and communities throughout the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/teen…

China Backs Venezuela's Right To Safeguard Sovereignty
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-07
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China and Venezuela share basically similar views on safeguarding their legitimate rights and interests, jointly supporting multilateralism, and improving global governance. | China stands with the Venezuelan people in their fight against COVID-19 and upholds the Venezuelan government's right to safeguard national sovereignty, and national dignity and development, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday. | Wang made the remarks while holding talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza via video link.
popularresistance.org/china-backs-venezu…

India's COVID-19 Crisis Explodes
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-07
India now has the second highest number of cases at around 4.2 million. The steep rise displays the failure of the government's strategy to handle the disease.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/07/indias-co…

New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail
Jeremy Schwartz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
The report, set to be filed in federal court this week, confirms reporting from ProPublica and The Texas Tribune that found portions of the wall were in danger of overturning if not fixed due to extensive erosion just months after …
globalresearch.ca/new-engineering-report…

The U.S., China, and the New Cold Warriors
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-09-07
On the days when he is not celebrating his friendship and trade deals with China's president Xi Jinping, Donald Trump has sought to hype China as the United States' major enemy in the world. This has meant not only absurd allegations about the pandemic (top Trump economic adviser Peter Navarro has claimed that China deliberately …
cepr.net/the-u-s-china-and-the-new-cold-…

Vaccine Nationalism, Big Promises and Warped Speed
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
From sneering dismissiveness of the coronavirus as nothing more than a common cold to a grand promise to find a vaccine, President Donald Trump is all promises. "We remain on track to deliver a vaccine before the end of the | …
globalresearch.ca/vaccine-nationalism-bi…

Brazilian postal workers wage bitter strike against wage cuts, privatization
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The state-owned postal service's criminal negligence amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led to thousands of workers contracting the deadly virus and 120 reported deaths.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/braz…

The 16th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival
Carol Brouillet | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
2020 is an unusual year; weddings have been cancelled, schools closed, almost all large public gatherings banned, the global economy dismantled; the middle class and Main Street's small and medium sized businesses are struggling to survive. In California, the film …
globalresearch.ca/16th-annual-911-truth-…

German automotive supplier Continental doubles job cuts
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
Continental plans to slash 30,000 jobs worldwide, with 13,000 going in Germany–in close collaboration with the IG Metall union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/germ…

What postal workers are demanding
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2020-09-07
Below is a lightly edited version of a talk given by Joe Piette on the Sept. 3 Workers World Party webinar: "Save the people's post office." Joe Piette The pandemic was the trigger that began the current crisis for…
workers.org/2020/09/51079/?utm_source=rs…

Massive speculation fuelled by the Fed has driven Wall Street surge
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The extent of the escalation is indicated by Apple, which last month saw its market capitalisation hit more than $2 trillion, having gained $1 trillion in just 21 weeks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/econ…

DSA member in Spokane, Washington detained by unidentified officers before police violence protest
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
Jeremy Logan was snatched by five plainclothes police officers, and held in jail for over a day, where federal agents attempted to interrogate him, before being released.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/spok…

DHS: White Supremacists Are Greatest Terror Threat
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-07
White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security. | Two later draft versions of the same document — all of which were reviewed by POLITICO — describe the threat from white supremacists in slightly different language. But all three drafts describe the threat from white supremacists as the deadliest domestic terror threat facing the U.S., listed above the immediate danger from foreign terrorist groups. | "Foreign terrorist organizations will continue to call for Homeland attacks but probably will remain constr…
popularresistance.org/dhs-white-supremac…

Virginia's Democratic governor calls for drastic budget cuts amid growing social crisis caused by COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The cuts would effectively gut the few gains that were given to workers in the previously planned budget.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/virg…

Toppling of Sir John A. Macdonald statue triggers furor within Canada's ruling elite
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
Macdonald was a ruthless representative of Canadian capitalism, but the racialist political perspective advanced by those who tore down his statue is deeply retrograde.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/cast…

Albuquerque Police Engaged in Secret Intelligence Gathering Operation, Leaked Documents Show
DCKJSK | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Leaked documents reveal that the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) has engaged in a large-scale data and intelligence gathering operation since 2006 carried out entirely by private citizens and corporate partners.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/07/albuquerque-…

It Was Not "Flaws in the U.S. Financial System" that Caused the Great Recession, It Was the Collapse of the Housing Bubble
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-09-07
Our elites work hard to cover up for each other even if it means an almost Trumpian denial of reality. We got another taste of this effort in a New York Times piece on Joe Biden's actions with regard to China over the years. The piece talks about the massive job loss of manufacturing jobs …
cepr.net/it-was-not-flaws-in-the-u-s-fin…

1,000 Strikes Since March 1st And More
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-07
We wanted to send a quick update to report that Payday's Strike Tracker has now recorded more than 1,000 strikes across the U.S. since March 1. | Earlier this week we surpassed the 1,000-strike count after a series of fast-food worker strikes hit both Tampa and LA. | (For more on this strike wave, see our long-form "How Black & Brown Workers Are Redefining Strikes in the Digital COVID Age.") | In Tampa, pro-worker forces attempted to raise support for Amendment 2, which would raise Florida's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026.
popularresistance.org/1000-strikes-since…

Rival Libyan groups meet in Morocco to discuss peace
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-07
Reviving the hope of peace in Libya, a meeting of representatives of the two rival governments began on Sunday, September 6, in Morocco's coastal town Bouzanika. The objective of the talks, termed "Libyan dialogue," is to discuss the mechanisms to prolong the ceasefire declared around two weeks ago by both the parties. | Five delegates from each of them — the Government of National Accord based in capital Tripoli and the House of Representatives based in the eastern…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/07/rival-lib…

Chart of the day
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-09-07
The number of continued claims for unemployment compensation, while below its peak, rose from the previous week and was more than 29 million American workers–a figure that includes workers receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
mronline.org/2020/09/07/chart-of-the-day…

NYC teachers, families prepare to fight unsafe school opening
Liberation staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-07
Frustrated with the agreement and intimidation from politicians, many school workers are now organizing to rally community support and guarantee that schools do not open unless it is safe.
liberationnews.org/nyc-teachers-families…

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zio…

Trump administration adds $1 billion to USDA food box program that has failed to deliver on food aid
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The Trump administration overpaid for contractors to under-deliver on food aid promises, but will extend the program with another $1 billion.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/usda…

Sweden Now Has a Lower COVID-19 Death Rate than the US. Here's Why It Matters
Jon Miltimore | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
For months, Sweden was the punching bag of the world's media and politicians. | For foregoing a lockdown, Sweden was declared a " cautionary tale" by The New York Times. | "Sweden is paying heavily for its decision not to lockdown," | …
globalresearch.ca/sweden-has-lower-covid…

UN Forced to Admit Gates-funded Vaccine Is Causing Polio Outbreak in Africa
21st Century Wire | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
This really should be one of the biggest public health scandals of the decade, but instead it's given little attention — mainly because of the high-profile nature of the people and organisations involved. | *** | The United Nations has been forced …
globalresearch.ca/un-forced-admit-gates-…

Facebook announces political censorship plan in advance of US presidential election
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The new measures are aimed at protecting the capitalist two-party system and labeling left-wing political ideas as the work of "Russian interference."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/face…

Economy Adds 1.4 Million Jobs in August, Unemployment Falls to 8.4 Percent
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Even with strong job growth the last four months, we have recovered less than half the jobs lost due to the pandemic. The August employment report showed the economy again adding back jobs at a strong rate. The reported gain of 1,371,000 somewhat overstates underlying strength since it includes the addition of 238,000 temporary Census…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/07/economy-adds…

Libya and Syria: The story of civil war and regime transition
George Stacey | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-07
One key manner by which the Libya war has affected Syria has been to move some resistance actors to wage war in the first place.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/07/libya-and-…

A doctor went to his own employer for a COVID-19 antibody test. It cost $10,984
Marshall Allen | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-07
Physicians Premier ER charged Dr. Zachary Sussman's insurance $10,984 for his COVID-19 antibody test even though Sussman worked for the chain and knows the testing materials only cost about $8. Even more surprising: The insurer paid in full.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/07/a-doctor-w…

Time for a New Revolution
Alan Johnstone | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-07
As the presidential election draws near both contestants make fatuous appeals to America's near-sainted Founding Fathers and that almost sacred scroll known as the Constitution. History has seen more than its share of distortion. Myths and misconceptions have sprung up that many people now take as fact. However, historical interpretation must be based on evidence, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/time-for-a-ne…

US enters new phase of coronavirus pandemic: Report estimates more than 400,000 deaths by January
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The policy that has been adopted by the Trump administration and the ruling class is "herd immunity"–that is, the abandonment of any organized measures aimed at safeguarding public health.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/pers…

Beirut Explosion: The Missing Lebanese Link
Mayssoun Sukarieh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
In the immediate aftermath of the Beirut port blast last month, we have seen concerted efforts by principal political actors in Lebanon to diffuse and deflect responsibility. | Different parties have accused one another of corruption in relation to the mishandling …
globalresearch.ca/beirut-explosion-missi…

Alarm bells as London bus driver tests positive for COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
Neither Metroline nor Unite has issued any statement to alert more than 500 drivers at Cricklewood about the reappearance of COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/lond…

Israel Could Build Military Base in UAE, Iranian Report Claims
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
An Iranian report has warned against "undeclared aims" in the UAE-Israel normalisation agreement, which could include the establishment of an Israeli military base in the United Arab Emirates in order to help it gain a foothold in the Gulf …
globalresearch.ca/israel-could-build-mil…

The Silence of Others: The victims of Spanish fascism then and now
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
Timely and moving, the Spanish documentary details the efforts of activists and torture survivors to prosecute Francoite officials for crimes against humanity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/sile…

In Europe, COVID-19 cases surge and deaths mount following end of lockdowns
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, warned that the virus was starting to infect as many people as in March.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/euro…

For Some, Homes And Neighborhoods Are Now Digital Prisons
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-07
Eddie Conway: Welcome to this episode of Rattling The Bars. I'm Eddie Conway, your host, coming to you from Baltimore. Recently, there has been a new book out by two authors that has done extensive work in the prison system. The book is, Prisons By Any Other Name, and it was written by Maya Schenwar and Vicky Law. They're going to join me today to kind of explain what's in the book. Basically they're challenging the idea that alternative to incarceration is better and represents some kind of reform.
popularresistance.org/for-some-homes-and…

The unanswered questions in the latest Russian "meddling" allegations
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
The US media's claims of a nefarious campaign by Russia to "sow divisions" during in the 2016 election have been discredited. But the New York Times is "at it again."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/07/cens…

L.A. firefighter accepts suspension for punching handcuffed patient on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-07
The firefighter initially rejected the suspension before videos of the incident were released to the public.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/07/l-a-firefi…

Cuba Has Trained 200 US Doctors
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-07
Cuba's friendship with the people of the US has been longstanding and despite the fact that Washington has maintained a strong economic-financial blockade against that nation for 60 years, the government and its health institutions opened the doors of the prestigious Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) to forge North American doctors to serve back home where they are needed most. | As Cuba's alternate representative to the UN, Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, explained, "the students and graduates belong mainly to marginalized minorities and low-income families, most of whom when they return decide to work in t…
popularresistance.org/cuba-has-trained-2…

Owners of Oil Tankers Seized by the US File Lawsuits
Ken Hanly | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
The US unilaterally imposes its own sanctions universally as much as it can becoming the self-appointed global policeman. Many countries obey because of the financial and military power of the US. | *** | US must prove oil is from Iran and …
globalresearch.ca/owners-oil-tankers-sei…

A message to U.S. postal workers
| workers.org | 2020-09-07
By Julia Wright The following message from internationally known human rights leader Julia Wright, eldest daughter of famed writer Richard Wright, was read by Sophia Williams, from the Campaign to Bring Mumia [Abu-Jamal] Home, during the Workers World Webinar: "Save the people's post office" on Sept. 3. Richard Wright was . . . | Continue reading A message to U.S. postal workers at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/09/51085/?utm_source=rs…

Livestock Grazing and the Decline of the American Buffalo
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-07
Due to gross similarities in size, food preference, and appearance, it is often asserted that bison and domestic cattle are ecological analogs. However, a review of their evolutionary history demonstrates that they have significant differences in evolutionary pressures that manifest themselves in strikingly different modes of resource exploitation. Compared to domestic cattle, bison wander more,…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/07/livestock-gr…

COVID19 PCR Tests Are Scientifically Meaningless
Torsten Engelbrecht | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
First published on June 29, 2020 | Lockdowns and hygienic measures around the world are based on numbers of cases and mortality rates created by the so-called SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests used to identify "positive" patients, whereby "positive" is usually equated with …
globalresearch.ca/covid19-pcr-tests-scie…

We will not be intimidated
Extinction Rebellion | zcomm.org | 2020-09-07
If the old 'First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win' is true, we appear to be transitioning from the ridicule stage into the fight.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-will-not-be-int…

We All Know That India Is a Democracy. So No Questions, Please
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-09-07
After all, only that is dropped from parliamentary agenda which is inconsequential, like asking questions.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-all-know-that-i…

History gives us reason for hope that inequality can be beaten
Ben Phillips | zcomm.org | 2020-09-07
Covid-19 has both supercharged our inequalities and shone a sharper light on them, exposing the reality that the status quo cannot hold. It has opened up a moment of opportunity, and young people are showing how we can seize that moment by building up a movement…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/history-gives-us-r…

NYC Teachers Were About to Strike… Then Union Leaders Cut a Backroom Deal
Francesca Gomes | zcomm.org | 2020-09-07
Teachers are understandably furious about this sellout on the part of their own leadership and the bureaucratic methods used to try to convince members to accept the deal…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/nyc-teachers-were-…

Tragically Comic Humanity (Part 1 of 2)
Nikos Raptis | zcomm.org | 2020-09-07
Comic stuff of humanity? Yes! Tragic history for the human race? Definitely yes!
zcomm.org/znetarticle/tragically-comic-h…

50,000-Foot Smoke Plumes and Record-Shattering Heatwave as Climate Emergency Grips California
Jon Queally | zcomm.org | 2020-09-07
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."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/50000-foot-smoke-p…

Undocumented Grape Pickers Forced to Work in Fire Evacuation Zones
Alleen Brown | zcomm.org | 2020-09-07
Grape growers in Sonoma County are getting exemptions to send in farm workers who have few alternatives or options for support…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/undocumented-grape…

Sunday 9/13: Swing Left SF Phone Bank Training for Introverts (& Friends)
Swing Left San Francisco | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
Online Event…
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Environmental Groups Ask Ecuador ¥s Highest Court to Protect Los Cedros
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
Jane Goodall, 1,200 Other International Scientists Urge Mining Halt in Ecuadorian Protected Forest…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883646…

Monday 9/7: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter
Melanie Gin | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (14th Street/Broadway) in Oakland, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/07/1883652…

Ventura County Wildlife Connectivity Defended From Industry Legal Challenge
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
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…

Friday 9/11: Green Friday: Ken Brower on "The Sierra Club and Point Reyes National Seashore"
Sierra Club | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
virtual | To register go to: | act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formca…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/07/1883652…

Youth Led Demo Honors Martyrs of the Rebellions
YAR | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
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…

Saturday 10/3: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group – Revenge Capitalism
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
Online…
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60 Days of Struggle Starts Now
From Embarcadero to SF City Hall | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
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…

Antioch Hunger Strikers Demand Justice and Accountability
Support the Strikers! | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
Hunger strikers in Antioch demand an end racial injustice and police brutality.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883646…

In honor of Hilbert Morales co-founder of El Observador newspaper
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
Photo of Hilbert Morales:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/07/1883652…

Assault on the healing process after the murder of George Floyd by killer cops
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
Executive Office Memo Attacking Training Programs Meant To Heal The Nation After The Murder Of George Floyd:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/06/1883651…

Refuse Fascism Holds Rally and March in San Francisco
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-09-07
Rally at the Embarcadero and march down 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 | 2020-09-07
The African House / Nubian Family Beauty Supply | 2251 Florin Rd, #135 | Sacramento, CA 95822…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/05/1883646…

Espying Some Contours of Foreign Policy Amidst the Turmoil
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-07
All is uncertain for the U.S. Very. Yet, around the world governments examine closely the entrails for signs of what foreign policy may be like after November. So much hangs on it. But it is rather like trying to pin down passing clouds — for whatever the outcome in November, the losing party will likely never be the same again; and equally, however, the winning party is unlikely ever to be the same, either. That is, if there is a 'winner'. | And that latter outcome is a real possibility: i.e. that neither Party may be able to have their win nationally certified. This may come about, should 'one' contender…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/07/es…

Going Down in Style: Nancy Pelosi's Illicit 'Blow Out' Exposes Democrats as Above-the-Law Elitists
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-07
Since the beginning of the lockdown in March, hair stylists have ranked among the hardest hit service sector workers, and nowhere more than in California where a draconian anti-Covid regime forbids salons from meeting clients indoors. That did not stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, however, from scheduling an appointment anyways. | Pelosi, like many of her other Democratic colleagues, has demonstrated such a lack of connection and compassion with her constituency that it literally borders on the criminal. Caught red-handed on video having her hair done inside of San Francisco's eSalon — and without the de rig…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/07/go…

Iranian envoy submits credentials to Azerbaijan's FM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iran's newly-appointed Ambassador to Baku Seyed Abbas Mousavi submitted his credentials to Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on Monday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163226/Iranian-envo…

Iran gas export registers %88 jump in 7 years: NIGC
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Referring to the development of South Pars Gas Field and increasing gas production in the country, the CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company announced that during the last 7 years Iran's gas exports have increased by %88.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163211/Iran-gas-exp…

Knowledge-based products to be used in cyber-defense field
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Deputy Cyber Defense Headquarters said that products of knowledge-based companies will be used in the field of cyber defense.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163191/Knowledge-ba…

Iranian animation 'The Last Fiction' to be screened in US
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iranian animated feature 'The Last Fiction', directed by Ashkan Rahgozar, will be screened in the US.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163203/Iranian-anim…

"Dance with Me", "Tsunami" receive nominations at Wales Fest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Iranian movies "Dance with Me" and "Tsunami" are competing for the best film award in two different categories at the Wales International Film Festival.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163236/Dance-with-M…

'MEK was not embraced but imposed on Albania in 2016'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Olsi Jazexhi, an Albanian historian, reveals that the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) was not embraced but imposed on Albania in 2016 by the Obama administration.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163230/MEK-was-not-…

6% growth in petrochemical production in 5 months
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The output of Iranian petrochemical complexes in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20- August 21) increased by six percent compared to the previous year's same period.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163221/6-growth-in-…

Iran rejects reports of sending Russian arms to Armenia
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Republic of Azerbaijan on Monday strongly rejected some media reports about the transfer of Russian military equipment to Armenia through Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163220/Iran-rejects…

105 power, water projects launched in 21 provinces
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — A total of 105 power and water projects were launched in 21 provinces by the 19th week of the Energy Ministry's A-B-Iran program, the Energy Minister said.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163217/105-power-wa…

PMO offers 80% discount to Ro-Ro vessels in northern Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran has offered an 80% discount for the ro-ro (roll on/roll off) vessels in the northern Iranian ports.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163213/PMO-offers-8…

Iraq's PMU launches anti-ISIL operation in Diyala province
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi launched an anti-ISIL operation in the eastern province of Diyala.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163231/Iraq-s-PMU-l…

VIDEO: Massive fire in California forces people to evacuate
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — In less than 24 hours, a wildfire burned through thousands of acres of California's Sierra National Forest on Saturday, trapping campers and forcing other people to evacuate.
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Swiss FM in Tehran to strengthen mutual ties
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said the purpose of his trip to Tehran is to strengthen Iran-Switzerland relations.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163225/Swiss-FM-in-…

Iran considers violation of UNSCR 2231 as end of JCPOA
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh called the violation of UNSCR 2231 the end of the JCPOA, saying that Iran will respond if any party wishes to violate Resolution 2231 and its commitments.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163215/Iran-conside…

Iran registers 2,152 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-07
TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 2,152 COVID-19 infections and 117 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163218/Iran-registe…

Ancient bony fish forces rethink of how sharks evolved
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-07
Sharks' non-bony skeletons were thought to be the template before bony internal skeletons evolved, but a new fossil discovery suggests otherwise.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203413/ancient-bony-fish-forces-rethink-sharks

Fungus leather substitute could be eco-friendlier than animal and plastic kinds
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-07
"Promising" fungal leather that looks and feels like traditional leather could be eco-friendlier and cheaper than animal and plastic versions.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203535/fungus-leather-substitute-could-eco-friendlier-than

The Canary is about to become an even bigger pain in the establishment's ass
Kerry-anne Mendoza | thecanary.co | 2020-09-07
For five years, The Canary has survived everything the establishment has thrown at it. From the decimation of our advertising income — a problem that has affected the whole industry — to politically motivated attacks on our staff. Despite it all, we delivered powerful investigations and original journalism that kept powerful people up at night. | Now, with your help, we are about to become an even bigger pain in the ass. | Five years in…: | Independent media is needed now more than ever. And The Canary has matured to become an essential part of the UK media landscape. With that in mind, we're…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/09/07/the-canary-is…

Schools across UK hit with Covid-19 cases as thousands of pupils return to class
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-07
A number of schools across the UK have been hit with coronavirus cases since pupils returned to class. | One secondary school in Suffolk closed its doors just days after reopening, while whole classes at two schools in Wales have been told to self-isolate for two weeks following confirmed cases of Covid-19. | It came as Health Secretary Matt Hancock suggested that young people under-25 — particularly those aged 17-21 — have helped propel the rise in positive coronavirus cases across the country in recent days. | Schools in England and Wales began reopening to all year groups last week for the first ti…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Corporations Must Reckon With Their Spin of Black Lives Matter
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-07
In a virtual town hall in June, Coca-Cola's Chairman and CEO James Quincy said: "Diversity and inclusion are among our greatest strengths … We must put our resources and energy toward helping end the cycle of systemic racism." Dow Chemical's Chairman and CEO Jim Fitterling similarly committed to being an "ally" helping overcome "systemic oppression." And Johnson & Johnson's Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky stated, "unequivocally that racism in any form is unacceptable." These three proclamations echo others penned by Fortune…
truthout.org/articles/decoding-corporate…

Labor Must Make Defense of Black Lives Its Own Imperative
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-07
Black trade unionists across the U.S. are calling on the labor movement to defend Black Lives Matter protesters and to fight racism in their own ranks. The attacks by police and increasingly violent armed racist militias evoke the memory of many such violent incidents against Black people in earlier periods, from slavery to segregation to the civil rights era. | For Labor Day 2020, Truthout reached out to Christopher Silvera, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 808 in Long Island City, NY; Elise Bryant, exec…
truthout.org/articles/labor-must-make-de…

How Do You Teach Younger Students With an Antiracism Lens?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-07
Ankita Ajith can recall learning about slavery, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks at her Katy, Texas, elementary school in the Houston area. | But looking back, Ajith, now a student at Northwestern University, also vividly remembers how superficial those conversations were, and how much she wishes that her predominantly white, suburban school district had given her the tools from a young age to understand America's racist past and its connection with the present. | "They taught us things that were easil…
truthout.org/articles/how-do-you-teach-y…

Workers organize to demand unions 'Drop the Cops'
calvin deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-09-07
The Service Employees Union (SEIU) is one of the largest labor unions in the U.S., representing approximately 2 million employees in this country and Canada. But as with many large unions in the U.S., where internal colonization is the de facto way of life for the tens of millions of . . . | Continue reading Workers organize to demand unions 'Drop the Cops' at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/09/51074/?utm_source=rs…

Turkish police seize over 105 kg of heroin
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
Turkish police seized over 105 kilograms (231 pounds) of heroin in nationwide raids, it said on Monday.A total of 56.4 kg (124 lbs) of heroin were found in packages hidden inside the trunk of a car abandoned in the Tusba district of Van province. A sniffer dog helped the search. A manhunt is underway to find the suspects. Separately, police seized 49.8 kg (109 lbs) of heroin in Aksaray province. Anti-narcotics officers stopped a car on the Adana-Aksaray highway and found 94 packages of heroin inside the trunk.After arresting the car driver, identified only by the initials R.A, police expanded the operation and ar…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-police-sei…

Never take off your mask: Recovered COVID-19 patient
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
Binnaz Demir, 83, said she contracted the novel coronavirus although she never went outside during the pandemic and paid attention to the measures."People should be very cautious, and never take off their mask," Demir said.She first went to the hospital as a precaution after her grandson tested positive for the virus. But she also tested positive, and began receiving treatment.Underlining that she was very upset because her grandson got the infection, Demir said: "I did not think of myself when I tested positive, but rather of my grandchild."Initially, Demir was treated at home because her condition was good, but…
yenisafak.com/en/life/never-take-off-you…

Papua New Guinea: Cop falls asleep, prisoners flee home
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
At least 31 prisoners escaped jail in Papua New Guinea last week, according to local reports on Monday.Senior police official Peter Guinness said the officer on guard had allegedly fallen asleep while intoxicated, allowing detainees remanded in custody to flee Lae Central police station last Wednesday, The National daily reported.The guard was suspended after the prisoners reportedly took his keys while he was unconscious."As a young policeman serving [before] in Lae, I have never experienced such," Guinness said. Guinness added that after the guard was tried in court, authorities would submit a recommendation fo…
yenisafak.com/en/news/papua-new-guinea-c…

Russian opposition leader Navalny out of coma
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was brought out of a medically induced coma and taken off his ventilator, the Berlin hospital treating him announced on Monday.Navalny is reacting to being spoken to, but possible long-term consequences of his condition after he fell ill last month are unclear, the Charite Clinic said in a statement on its official website."The state of health of Alexey Navalny, who has been receiving treatment at the Charité — Università§tsmedizin Berlin since 22 August 2020, has improved," said the statement."The patient has been removed from his medically induced coma and is…
yenisafak.com/en/news/russian-opposition…

UAE-Israel pact to be signed on Sept. 22: Report
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to sign their normalization agreement at the White House on Sept. 22, according to Israeli media on Monday.The Israeli Channel 12 News said that arrangements were underway between the UAE, the US, and Israel to organize a grand official signing ceremony in Washington DC in presence of US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.According to the broadcaster, the ceremony was originally planned to be on Sept. 13, the same day of signing the Oslo peace accord between the Palestinians and the Israelis in 19…
yenisafak.com/en/world/uae-israel-pact-t…

Assad says he wants to expand Russian investments to help offset US sanctions
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Monday he was keen to expand economic and business deals with Moscow, his closest ally, to help Syria weather crippling economic sanctions.Assad, who gave the comments during a meeting in Damascus with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said he wanted to see Russian investments in key areas of the economy that had been agreed in the past succeed.
yenisafak.com/en/news/assad-says-he-want…

Navalny's condition is improving, Berlin hospital says
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
The condition of poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has improved and he is being weaned off mechanical ventilation, Berlin's Charite hospital said on Monday in a statement.Navalny's induced coma could be stopped and he is reacting to speech, the hospital added. "Long-term damage due to the severe poisoning cannot be ruled out."
yenisafak.com/en/news/navalnys-condition…

Ukraine: Aviation firm Antonov aims to work with Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
Ukrainian aircraft producer Antonov aims to cooperate with the Turkish aviation industry for the production of AN-178 aircraft, said the company's CEO.Last week, a Ukrainian delegation visited Turkey's shipyards and aircraft manufacturers, and evaluated the potential cooperation, Oleksandr Los told Anadolu Agency."We are in close interaction and discussion with our Turkish friends, the TEI [TUSAS Engine Industries] and other companies," he noted.Los added: "And that's why we've already reached a level where top managers can speak about potential cooperation on the industrialization of the AN-178 in Ukraine and Tu…
yenisafak.com/en/news/ukraine-aviation-f…

Israel reports 3 more virus deaths, over 2,000 cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
Israel reported three more fatalities and 2,257 new infections from the novel coronavirus on Monday. Health officials said the number of cases has reached 131,970, including 1,022 deaths, and 103,849 recoveries since the virus was first detected on Feb. 21.Earlier on Monday, the prime minister's office and the health ministry announced in a joint statement the approval of imposing a night shutdown on the cities labeled as red zones, which recorded high numbers of coronavirus cases.According to the statement, 40 cities and villages have been designated red zones.The night shutdown will take effect for a week from…
yenisafak.com/en/world/israel-reports-3-…

UK's Johnson, France's Macron agree on need for Brexit deal
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Monday that talks on a Brexit deal needed to make progress this month and reach a conclusion quickly."The Prime Minister and President Macron agreed on the importance of making progress this month and reaching a conclusion on talks quickly," a statement from Johnson's office said, following a call between the two leaders.
yenisafak.com/en/world/uks-johnson-franc…

COVID-19 cases near 1.3M in Africa
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
The number of people who have contracted the novel coronavirus in Africa has reached 1.29 million, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. | At least 31,283 people have died of the virus across the continent, while over a million patients have recovered, it said in its daily update. | South Africa, the hardest-hit African country, recorded 1,633 new virus infections on Sunday, bringing the nationwide caseload to 638,517, the health minister announced. | Zweli Mkhize said the nation also registered 110 new virus-related deaths, pushing the tally to 14,889. | Last week, John Nkengasong…
yenisafak.com/en/world/covid-19-cases-ne…

Trump urges Saudi Arabia to negotiate with Gulf nations
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
The US president urged the Saudi Arabian king to start negotiations with other Gulf countries to "resolve the rift"."President [Donald] Trump praised Saudi Arabia's G20 Presidency and welcomed the opening of Saudi air space to flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, beginning with last week's historic commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi," White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said on Twitter late Sunday.Deere said Trump, in a phone call to King Salman bin Abdulaziz, underlined the significance of the Abraham Accord between Israel and the UAE and discussed ways to enhance regional sec…
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Libyan army seizes Haftar's helicopter
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
The Libyan army on Monday said it seized a helicopter belonging to warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia, which made an emergency landing south of Abu Grein area east of the capital Tripoli. "The pilot was not present and is likely to have fled towards the desert for fear of capture," Abdulhadi Drah, an army spokesman for Sirte-al-Jufrah Liberation Command, told Anadolu Agency.On Aug 27, the Libyan army announced the first breach of Libya's ceasefire by Haftar's militia, which fired more than a dozen Grad rockets at the army positions west of Sirte.Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muamma…
yenisafak.com/en/world/libyan-army-seize…

End to Nord Stream two project could be on table: Merkel
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
Navalny, 44, a vociferous critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, felt sick on Aug. 20 on a flight to Moscow. After an emergency landing in Omsk, he spent two days in a Russian hospital before being sent to Berlin for treatment.Currently he is in intensive care and has been in a medically induced coma. His condition is serious, but there is no acute danger to his life, according to his doctors.
yenisafak.com/en/news/end-to-nord-stream…

Trump to hold Labor Day news conference at White House
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
President Donald Trump on Monday said he will hold a news conference at the White House during the Labor Day holiday at 1 p.m. (1700 GMT)."Will be having a Labor Day News Conference today at the White House, 1: 00 P.M.," Trump said in a post on Twitter. "Jobs number, and the Economic comeback, are looking GREAT."
yenisafak.com/en/world/trump-to-hold-lab…

S.Africa announces gender based violence law
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-07
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday the country will tighten laws on gender based violence and sexual offences which have been widespread in the rainbow nation.Writing in his weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa said people were angry that many perpetrators of gender based violence and sexual offences are exploiting legal loopholes to avoid imprisonment.He said citizens are frustrated that sentencing is often not proportionate to the crimes committed against women and children."The three amendment Bills are designed to fill the gaps that allow some perpetrators of these crimes to evade justice and to give…
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'Why is CNN meddling in swing races?' Republicans roast Jake Tapper for trying to 'influence' congressional election
rt.com | 2020-09-07
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has accused CNN of "meddling in swing races" due to a report that anchor Jake Tapper tried convincing Sean Parnell to avoid running in a district where he could flip a seat. | "So how many other districts has @jaketapper pulled this crap with? Why is CNN meddling in House swing races? This is absurd," the NRCC tweeted. | The message was in response to a Breitbart report claiming Tapper had tried on multiple occasions to convince congressional candidate and conservative author/veteran Sean Parnell to give up running in Pennsylvania's 17th district and inste…
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California governor declares emergency as military helicopters rescue 200 people trapped by raging wildfires (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-09-07
California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in five counties as fast-moving wildfires continue to threaten lives and houses. Amid an unprecedented heatwave, grid operators also warned of possible outages. | The emergency was announced in Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, according to a declaration late on Sunday. | Jeremy Remington is one of 207 people that was trapped and rescued from Mammoth Pool. He got to Fresno sometime after midnight. | The #CreekFire is 45,500 acres now.
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6yo boy, four others SHOT in Brooklyn after two men open fire on party crowd
rt.com | 2020-09-07
A six-year-old boy and his mother were among five people shot in New York as people gathered for a celebration known as J'Ouvert, a street party that typically marks the start of Carnival in Caribbean cultures. | Two people started shooting at a small crowd celebrating in front of a house on Monday in Brooklyn. The gunfire broke out just as the mother and boy were getting out of a cab. | The young child was shot in his left leg, while the other victims were shot in either their feet or legs. All were hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. | According to the New York Police Department, two suspects have…
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Thirst for justice? BLM protester in 'Nazi lives don't matter' T-shirt, chugs elderly white woman's beer in Pittsburgh
rt.com | 2020-09-07
Black Lives Matter marches continued across the US at the weekend, and during one particularly tense scene in Pittsburgh, a disgruntled activist quenched their thirst by chugging an elderly white bystander's beer. | The protester, modelling a "Nazi Lives Don't Matter" T-shirt, was part of a larger group which marched down Penn Ave on Saturday. | Eyewitness footage captured the moment the mob began berating outdoor diners outside the Mercato Italian restaurant during a protest march which was ironically dubbed "Civil Saturday." | PITTSBURGH PA pic.twitter.com/PxZGxpJIca[mda…
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Trump warns no federal contracts to firms who outsource to China & threatens to DECOUPLE US economy…without losses?
rt.com | 2020-09-07
US President Donald Trump lashed out at US companies that offshore to China, threatening to curtail federal contracts and even decouple the US economy from Beijing's, without losses. His feed mysteriously cut to black soon after. | "We lose billions of dollars, and if we didn't do business with [China], we wouldn't lose billions of dollars," the president told reporters at a Monday briefing. "It's called decoupling, so you'll start thinking about it," Trump continued, without explaining what would happen to the trillion-plus dollars in US debt held by Beijing. | "No country…has ripped us off like China has,"
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GOAT on rampage raids cop car, destroys paperwork & takes down officer (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-09-07
It turns out you can quite easily get away with leaping into a police cruiser, destroying documentation within and even assaulting an officer — if you're a goat — according to hilarious bodycam footage filmed in the US. | Footage of the bizarre altercation was shared online by the Douglas County Sheriff Department, and promptly went viral. The video was captured by the body cam of a deputy as she was out delivering some civil papers in Douglasville, Georgia. | The officer had unwarily left her car door open — and it did not escape the notice of a sneaky goat, which decided to get in. On notici…
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Australian Government's Own Website Admits COVID Tests Are Totally Unreliable
Dr. David James | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-07
Imagine going to a doctor suspecting you may have a serious illness and being told that there are 2 tests available. With the first test, a swab, they do not know, should you record a positive result, whether or not …
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Australian governments demand full economic "reopening" by December
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
This reckless agenda is driven solely by the rapacious demands of big business for the lifting of all restrictions on profit-making.
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Australian teachers back US educators' fight for independent rank and file safety committees
wsws.org | 2020-09-07
Australian school teachers denounce re-opening of American schools and support the formation of rank-and-file safety committees.
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Same-sex Partnerships Now Legal in the Cayman Islands
teleSUR, ce-JF | telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-07
Same-sex partnerships in the Cayman Islands are legal as of Friday after Governor Martyn Roper approved the law for the British Overseas territory. | RELATED: | Thailand's Cabinet Approves Same-Sex Partnerships | "Today we will end the discrimination being suffered by Caymanians and others on our islands whilst protecting the institution of marriage," said Roper. | In his statement, the governor said that the move was in line with instructions from the U.K. government ministers to use his re…
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The Big, Dirty Money Behind the California Wildfires
Vanessa Warheit, Laura Neish | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
A firefighter douses flames as they push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. – A firework at a gender reveal party triggered a wildfire in southern California that has destroyed 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares) and forced many residents to flee their homes, the fire department said Sunday. More than 500 firefighters and four helicopters were battling the El Dorado blaze east of San Bernardino, which started Saturday morning, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via…
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Trump Is a Health Hazard: The Choice Is Clear on Labor and Workers' Rights in November
Bonnie Castillo | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
"Nurses understand the urgency of ending the disastrous policies and behavior of President Trump this November," writes Bonnie Castillo, executive director of National Nurses United. "But our work doesn't stop there; past the election, we will continue to mobilize and organize for the transformative social changes all workers, and patients, sorely need." (Photo: NNU/flickr/cc) | 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 | 2020-09-07
"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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Our Fake Commander-in-Chief Steps on a Landmine—Again
Michael Winship | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
Donald Trump, the Godfather wannabe, treats our troops like toy soldiers to be thrown away.
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'Despicable and Shameless': Outrage Over Duterte Pardon of US Marine who Murdered Trans Woman in Philippines
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of homicide and sentenced in December 2015 to 10 years in prison for strangling and drowning 26-year-old Jennifer Laude to death in an Olangapo hotel. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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This Labor Day, 'Black Lives Matter' Means Justice for Black Workers
Tanya Wallace-Gobern | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
In 2012, members of the Chicago Teachers Union rocked the city with their historic strike. (Credit: flickr/cc/Sarah-Ji) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Postmaster General Urged to 'Immediately Step Aside' as North Carolina AG Backs Probe Into Campaign Finance Fraud Allegations
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
"It is extraordinarily disturbing that megadonor Louis DeJoy is abusing his power as Postmaster General to help President Trump win reelection, meanwhile apparently demonstrating disregard for key campaign finance laws designed to promote the integrity of our democratic elections," said Common Cause president Karen Hobert Flynn. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Postmaster Louis DeJoy Alleged to have Illegally Reimbursed Employees for Campaign Contributions
commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
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'Hurts to Breathe… to Sleep… to Move… to Eat': In First Public Remarks Since Being Shot, Jacob Blake Describes Constant Pain
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
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A 21st Century Priority: The PRO Act will Revive the Labor Movement and Re-Build the Middle Class
Alan Minsky | commondreams.org | 2020-09-07
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, speaking at a press event to support the H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. (Photo: Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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A Flag; a Violent MAGA Family; a Brick through the Window!
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-07
I'll get to the punch line soon, since this is part two of a two-part mini-horror story of a neighbor's 41-year-old MAGA son, the actual son's 63-year-old MAGA-mean mom, and alas, the 41-year-old son's 39-year-old brother. And then the lot of them under the roof of a 63-year-old stepfather who has "US Navy retired" on …
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How Workers Can Achieve Real Power
Lynn Rhinehart | thenation.com | 2020-09-07
How Workers Can Achieve Real Power…
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