Daily Archives: September 13, 2020

2020-09-13: News Headlines

Kevin Gosztola (2020-09-13). Trump's 'War on Journalism' Takes Center Stage at Julian Assange's Extradition Hearing. globalresearch.ca In the last half-century, journalists James Bamford, Ben Bradlee, Seymour Hersh, and Neil Sheehan were each threatened with prosecution under the Espionage Act. But the U.S. government never followed through with Espionage Act charges against a journalist until 2019, when …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-13). Vows To My Readers And Patrons. thealtworld.com I promise never to say anything that I don't believe is true. | I promise I will always do my best to learn what is true. | I promise I will always speak the truth as I see it, without dishonestly equivocating or mitigating what I have to say. | I promise I will always speak the truth as I see it regardless of whether it will make me unpopular. | I promise I will always speak the truth as I see it regardless of whether it will make me lose patrons. | I promise I will always speak the truth as I see it even if I'm the only person in the world who sees it that way. | I promise not just to speak the truth, but to sp…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-13). It Would be a Big Deal if Russia Promised India Not to Sell Arms to Pakistan. globalresearch.ca Indian media reported over the weekend that Russia promised Defense Minister Singh that it won't sell arms to Pakistan out of respect for New Delhi's security interests, which if true, it wouldn't matter all that much in terms of the …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-13). After the Lockdown: A Global Coronavirus Vaccination Program… globalresearch.ca The tendency is towards a Worldwide lockdown spearheaded by fear and media disinformation. Currently, hundreds of millions of people Worldwide are under lockdown. | What is the next step in the evolution of the COV-19 Crisis? A multibillion dollar coronavirus vaccination program to be implemented in the wake of the Lockdown.

Fight Back (2020-09-13). Texas indigenous tribe calls for UT-Austin to return stolen ancestral remains. fightbacknews.org Austin, TX — The Miakan-Garza Band of the Coahuiltecan people is calling for the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) to return three stolen sets of ancestral remains, so that they can be properly buried in the tribe's Reburial Grounds in San Marcos, Texas. The university currently has the remains stored away in cardboard boxes in a warehouse at the Texas Archeological Research Center Laboratory, along with over 2400 other indigenous remains labeled as "culturally unidentifiable." | In a letter to UT-Austin President Jay Hartzell, Dr. Mario Garza, on behalf of the Miakan-Garza Band, wrote: "The Univers…

Prof. Juan Cole (2020-09-13). Climate Emergency Overdrive: Our Age of Compound Disasters as 10% of Oregon Is Evacuated, California Burns and Louisiana Sinks. globalresearch.ca It is astonishing to me that we still have 287 million gasoline vehicles on our roads and that 20 percent of our electricity comes from burning dirty coal. We just go on blithely pumping over 5 billion metric tons of …

Newsclick (2020-09-13). To Succeed, Struggles Have to Be Connected, Not Localized: Fayrouz Sharqawi. peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad talks to Fayrouz Sharqawi of Grassroots Al-Quds on the impact of Israeli occupation of the people of Palestine and the kind of resistance that exists on the ground…

Philip Giraldi (2020-09-13). A Truly Poisonous Foreign Policy. The Blame Putin Narrative… globalresearch.ca If one had been reading America's leading newspapers and magazines over the past several weeks the series of featured stories suggesting that Russia's President Vladimir Putin is some kind of latter day Lucrezia Borgia would have been

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-13). The Great Novichok Poisoning Hoax 2.0. globalresearch.ca What's going on regarding Alexey Navalny repeats the great 2018 poisoning by novichok of the Skripals in Britain hoax. | Whatever caused their illness, from which they recovered, had nothing to do with exposure to a deadly nerve agent, Russia falsely …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-13). US Orchestrated Street Protests Continue in Belarus. globalresearch.ca Weeks after Belarusian President Lukashenko's overwhelming August 9 reelection and foiling of an attempt by US dark forces to topple him in favor of pro-Western puppet rule, orchestrated street protests in the country continue. | What's going on was planned long …

teleSUR (2020-09-13). Mali: Opposition Rejects Military Coup Leaders' Transition Plan. telesurenglish.net Mali's opposition, grouped in the M5-RFP coalition, Sunday rejected the transition plan agreed by the coup plotters and various political forces, because it leaves open the possibility that the military will continue at the head of power. | RELATED: | The M5-RFP coalition led the protests against former president Ibrahim Boubacar's government. | "The agreement did not meet our demands. The interim president and the prime minis…

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-09-13). COVID-19 lockdowns didn't help in reducing carbon emission: UN report. peoplesdispatch.org The report found that due to lockdowns, the daily level emissions of greenhouse gases decreased by 17% in April when compared to 2019. But, as the world went back to work, emissions rose and crossed last year's levels…

teleSUR (2020-09-13). Woman Blinded by Chilean Police in 2019 Protests is Hospitalized. telesurenglish.net Fabiola Campillai, who was left blind after a Chilean Police (Carabineros) agent launched a teargas bomb to her face in 2019, was rushed to a hospital in Santiago to undergo surgery after suffering severe headaches. | RELATED: | After being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital, Campillai, 37, "spilled liquid from her nose," her husband Marco Cornejo informed as he assured that she has a history…

_____ (2020-09-13). Kevin Zeese: His Last Words For The Movement And Carrying On. popularresistance.org As I wrote last week, Kevin Zeese died unexpectedly in his sleep, likely from a heart attack, early in the morning on September 6. He had not shown signs of illness and was working until the end. | Many of you know Kevin from Popular Resistance, from his writing and podcast Clearing the FOG. He had a deep knowledge of history and the issues. He often spoke of his time working for Ralph Nader in 2004 when he wrote policy briefs as a "PhD in public policy." Kevin understood how political power works. | Kevin's work in activism spanned more than 40 years.

RT (2020-09-13). Facebook says it'll REMOVE all posts alleging Oregon fires 'were started by certain groups'. rt.com Facebook has announced that it will be wiping messages alleging that wildfires, which have been sweeping through Oregon, might be the work of certain groups after the FBI brushed off reports of arson as "conspiracy theories." | "We are removing false claims that the wildfires in Oregon were started by certain groups," Andy Stone, policy communications manager at Facebook, tweeted late on Saturday. | Defending what is effectively an act of censorship by the social media giant, Stone noted that speculation suggesting the blazes have been ignited by extremists are forcing law enforcement to "divert resources from…

_____ (2020-09-13). US Demands Hinder Spanish Probe Into Security Firm That Spied On Assange. popularresistance.org There will be no judicial cooperation forthcoming from the United States unless a Spanish judge reveals his information sources in an investigation into alleged espionage against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange while he was living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. | Judge José de la Mata of Spain's High Court (Audiencia Nacional) has sent a request for judicial cooperation to US authorities as part of his probe into a Spanish private security company named UC Global S.L. and its owner David Morales, on allegations that this firm secretly recorded Assange's private meetings with lawyers, politicians, relatives…

_____ (2020-09-13). Manufacturing Disgrace: Reuters Distorts Chevron V. Donziger. popularresistance.org Independent journalist Chris Hedges (ScheerPost, 8/25/20) wrote: | The flagrant corruption and misuse of the legal system to abjectly serve corporate interests in the Donziger case illustrates the deep decay within our judiciary and democratic institutions. | One of those deeply decayed institutions is the corporate media, as a review of several years of Reuters coverage of the case illustrates. | Attorney Steven Donziger has been under house arrest since August 6 of last year.

_____ (2020-09-13). The US Is Borrowing Its Way To Fascism. popularresistance.org Viewing the GOP convention seemed a little like binge-watching the last several years' parade of none-too-subtle signs of incipient fascism. We saw extreme nationalism, scapegoating immigrants and foreigners in general, white supremacy, "strong (narcissistic)-man" government, aggressive foreign policies, and hysterical red-baiting. Those signs reflect how capitalism's deepening crisis undermines both the centre-left (Democrat) and centre-right (GOP) and shifts politics further right and further left. Trump represents the anti-centre right, Bernie Sanders the anti-centre left.

_____ (2020-09-13). A Tale of Two Mass Gatherings: Sturgis 'Super Spreader' Bike Rally vs. Black Lives Matter 'Fiery but Mostly Peaceful' Protests. strategic-culture.org Judging by the way the media and medical authorities are reprimanding public events organized by right-leaning organizations, it appears beyond doubt that the coronavirus outbreak is being used as a political weapon to influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. | In early August, an estimated 460,000 motorcyclists took part in the annual pilgrimage to South Dakota. The Sturgis Biker Rally, which has been a major draw since 1938, is a 10-day event that generates hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, much of it made on alcohol-fueled fun and revelry. In other words, as the party poopers would sa…

Glenn Greenwald (2020-09-13). Journalism's New Propaganda Tool: Using "Confirmed" to Mean Its Opposite. zcomm.org Outlets claiming to have "confirmed" Jeffrey Goldberg's story about Trump's troops comments are again abusing that vital term…

Stop The Money Pipeline, Amazon Watch, others (2020-09-13). Wednesday 9/23: Virtual Protest: BlackRock Stop Forest Destruction Now! indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Anthony J. Hall (2020-09-13). Lockdowns, Coronavirus, and Banks: Following the Money. dissidentvoice.org It usually makes sense to follow the money when seeking understanding of almost any major change. The strategy of following the money in our current convergence of crises in late summer of 2020 leads us directly to the lockdowns. The lockdowns were first imposed on people in the Wuhan area of China. Then other populations …

The Canary (2020-09-13). Death toll climbs as fires continue to rage in US. thecanary.co At least 31 people have died as wildfires continue to rage across the West Coast of the United States.Authorities are expecting yet more fatalities. Oregon's emergency management director said officials were preparing for a possible "mass fatality event".Meanwhile, smoke from the wildfires is posing a health hazard to millions. Firefighters continue to battle the deadly blazes, which have already obliterated some towns and displaced tens of thousands of people.Oregon, Washington and California: More than 40,000 people in Oregon have already been evacuated. Moreover, about 500,000 are in different levels of…

The Canary (2020-09-13). UK must act fast to stop coronavirus cases growing exponentially, says government adviser. thecanary.co The warning comes as concerns grow over an increase in Covid-19 cases in care homes. | By | The UK needs to act fast to stop coronavirus (Covid-19) cases growing out of control, with a delay of even a few days potentially "dangerous", according to an academic who advises the government.Peter Openshaw, professor of experimental medicine, Imperial College London, said a "trickle" of cases can turn into a "cascade".Increase in cases in care homes: His comments come as concerns grow over an increase in coronavirus cases in care homes. It's p…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Gaza records 2 deaths, 100 infections from coronavirus. yenisafak.com Palestinian health authorities registered two fatalities and 100 infections from the coronavirus outbreak in the Gaza Strip on Sunday.In a statement, the Health Ministry said the territory's tally rose to 1,819 confirmed cases, including 15 deaths, and 216 recoveries."The number of active cases in Gaza rose to 1,588," the ministry said.Reeling under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2007, the Gaza Strip suffers a severe shortage of medicines and medical supplies, in addition to daily electric outages.The Hamas-led government imposed a lockdown in Gaza on Aug. 24 to help curb the outbreak in the blockaded enclave…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Syrian girl allegedly injured by Greek soldier at Turkish border. yenisafak.com An eight-year-old Syrian girl was injured by two rubber bullets allegedly fired by a Greek soldier at the Turkish border on Sunday.Turkish security forces were informed of nine Syrian migrants, including one who was injured, in the Meric district of the northwestern Edirne province, bordering Greece.Gazin Abdu, who had been injured by rubber bullets was referred to the hospital.Her 19-year-old brother Hazar Abdu told Anadolu Agency that they had arrived at the Greek border hoping to cross into Europe."A Greek soldier opened fire on us. My sister was injured in her foot by two rubber bullets, and then they insulte…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Afghan forces, Taliban continue to clash even as peace talks start. yenisafak.com "With the start of intra-Afghan talks we were expecting the Taliban to reduce the number of their attacks, but unfortunately their attacks are still going in high numbers," Fawad Aman, a spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry, said.Representatives from a number of countries who spoke at the inauguration of the peace talks called on the Taliban to announce an immediate ceasefire before negotiators sat down to find a way to end decades of war in Afghanistan.The Taliban did not say anything about a possible ceasefire at the ceremony.Achieving a significant reduction in violence and how to get to a permanent cease…

Sam Pizzigati (2020-09-13). Why Don't People Call You a Genius? You Don't Have a Billion Dollars. commondreams.org CEO and founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos participates in a discussion during a Milestone Celebration dinner September 13, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Steve Topple (2020-09-13). Marr just had another Noam Chomsky moment, live on TV. thecanary.co On the Sunday 13 September of the Andrew Marr Show the corporate media got a knock-out blow. Because an Irish politician inadvertently put the … | By | On the Sunday 13 September of the Andrew Marr Show the corporate media got a knock-out blow. Because an Irish politician inadvertently put the host in a similar position to one Noam Chomsky did several years ago. And it exposed a huge problem that persists with the…

Slava Zilber (2020-09-13). An interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, on Cuba and Cuba-US Relations. thecanary.co Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin We Should Applaud the Cuban Health System — and … | By | Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-09-13). Foreign Interventionism, 9/11, and the Perpetual War on Terrorism. globalresearch.ca With today being another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it's important to recall why it was that that deadly event came about. | No, the terrorists didn't attack us because they hated our "freedom and values," as U.S. officials and American …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-09-13). Is Nepal Skirting, Denying or Defying the COVID Pandemic? globalresearch.ca Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting India's territorial claim on

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-09-13). The Indian economy is hurtling toward disaster. peoplesdispatch.org To avoid a total collapse of the economy, the Indian government needs to push up demand by spending more on cash transfers to the poor and on goods and services…

teleSUR (2020-09-13). Social Leaders Honor Victims of Police Brutality in Colombia. telesurenglish.net Colombia's social leaders and activists Saturday paid tribute to the people who were killed in the latest demonstrations in Colombia against police brutality. | RELATED: | The protests arose last week to reject the murder of lawyer Javier Ordoñez by police officers in Bogota. In the demonstrations, at least 13 people were killed, over 400 people were injured, and dozens were detained. | Saturday afternoon, dozens of people gathered at th…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-13). Activists in Frankfurt ask authorities to receive refugees. peoplesdispatch.org At a march on September 9, activists demanded that Frankfurt authorities allow the entry of refugees from camps such as the Moria facility in Greece which was devastated in a fire…

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-13). Senator John McCain: The 'Charlie Wilson' of Syria War. globalresearch.ca In

Fight Back (2020-09-13). Nurses rally on day 1 of UIC strike. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – At noon on Saturday, September 12, 500 nurses and their supporters rallied at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Earlier that morning, Illinois Nurses Association members went on strike after months of UI Hospital refusing to negotiate on safe staffing. Nurses say that the hospital is unsafe without a limit to the number of patients per nurse. Other demands include adequate access to PPE (personal protective equipment). | SEIU 73 President Dian Palmer spoke at the rally and announced that their 4000 members at UIC would be joining the nurses on strike Monday.

Fight Back (2020-09-13). New Orleans trans community celebrates name change, housing victories, keeps up fight. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA- On the morning of September 12, trans activists and supporters gathered in front of New Orleans City Hall for a press conference and community update. Participants celebrated the trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people's victories of the summer, and talked about next steps. | Real Name Campaign NOLA organized the event, with House of Tulip in support. The Real Name Campaign is an organization fighting for accessible ID changes, like name changes and the "M" and "F" on IDs. Incorrect IDs insult TGNC people's dignity and expose us to discrimination. House of Tulip is creating sustainable hous…

Muhammed Shabeer (2020-09-13). The state for the people: The Left in Parliament. peoplesdispatch.org Redzep Ismail of the Presidium of the Levica (The Left) talks about why his party opposes the Prespa Agreement, the change of his country's name to North Macedonia and the party's performance in the recent elections…

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-13). Thirteen Killed in Colombia's Protests: Their Names. telesurenglish.net While Bogotá continues to be the scene of protests, 13 families mourn the killings of their youth and there are many reports of people who have been missing for more than 24 hours. | RELATED: | Demonstrations in and around Colombia's capital continue to leave victims, most by bulletwound. | For three consecutive nights, citizens have taken to the streets to express outrage at police brutality and the systemic viola…

Fight Back (2020-09-13). Illinois: UIC bringing scabs from states despite COVID — 19 restrictions. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL -Today, September 12, SEIU Local 73 union leaders have discovered that UIC is bringing in workers from out of state to cross the picket line. These out-of-state workers are coming from Texas, Tennessee, Nevada and Mississippi, all of which are currently listed on the city of Chicago's COVID Emergency Travel Order. This action calls into question UIC's commitment to a decent contract, as it goes directly against one of the main bargaining issues, universal COVID-19 protections. | SEIU Local 73 is gearing up to strike on September 14. | At the moment, SEIU 73 does not know whether any of these out-of-…

Editor (2020-09-13). A Veteran's View of Trump, Endless Wars, and the 2020 Election. scheerpost.com Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Daniel Larison / The American Conservative In this week's episode of "The Emperor Has No Clothes," Kelley, Matt, and I spoke to Danny Sjursen, an Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran-turned-antiwar activist. He talks about the most recent rift between Trump and the military and what veterans really think about the president and his policies. You may be surprised. |

_____ (2020-09-13). China: US Is 'Destroyer Of World Peace'. popularresistance.org A spokesman for China's defense ministry said on Sunday that the U.S. is the "destroyer of world peace" while criticizing a Pentagon report on Beijing's military goals. | The Associated Press reported that Col. Wu Qian called the Department of Defense report released earlier this month a "wanton distortion" of his nation's intentions. | "Many years of evidence shows that it is the U.S. that is the fomenter of regional unrest, the violator of the international order and the destroyer of world peace," he said, noting U.S. actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other countries, according to the news service.

_____ (2020-09-13). Anti-Racism Protests In UK As Police Officers Face Court In US. popularresistance.org Anti-racism demonstrations took place across the UK on 11 September as the four officers charged over the killing of George Floyd in the US went on trial. | Protesters said they are determined to show that previous Black Lives Matter demonstrations were not "just a moment". | Mass protests were staged across the world after footage emerged of officers kneeling on the neck of Floyd, a Black man, killing him. | The four men are charged over the death, but it's understood they will push for separate trials in order to diminish their roles in the incident.

_____ (2020-09-13). Multinational Companies Account For Nearly A Fifth Of Global CO2 Emissions. popularresistance.org Rome – The global supply chains of multinational companies such as BP, Coca-Cola and Walmart are responsible for nearly a fifth of climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study. | But the businesses outsource many of these emissions to poorer parts of the world by investing in production in developing countries, said researchers from University College London and China's Tianjin University. | Dabo Guan, the study's co-author, called the work the "first quantitative evidence" on the investment flows and carbon footprints of multinational enterprises (MNEs).

_____ (2020-09-13). OSHA Fines Smithfield Foods For 'Failing To Protect Employees'. popularresistance.org The Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, which was the epicenter of one of the nation's largest coronavirus hotspots in April, has been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor. | The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday that it was fining the Smithfield Packaged Meats Corporation for $13,494 for "failing to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus," a news release states. The fine is the maximum amount allowed by law. | At least 1,294 Smithfield employees contracted coronavirus, and four employees died from the virus, the release states.

_____ (2020-09-13). Remembering David Graeber. popularresistance.org David Graeber, who died tragically last week at the age of 59, was, as everyone knows, an anarchist. He didn't like to wear it as an identity, as should be very obvious from his Twitter bio ('I see anarchism as something you do not an identity so don't call me the anarchist anthropologist'), but anarchism was the foundation of his politics. | He was also a friend of mine. When I was first introduced to him, I probably reacted like I was meeting Beyonce. I was a huge fan of his work — when I was doing my masters in African Studies I picked up a copy of Debt, and I credit reading it with renewing my interest…

Bob Brecher (2020-09-13). Is the Left responsible for post-truth politics? zcomm.org Embracing relativism is disastrous; it's one reason we have governments of idiots proud of their idiocy…

Basav Sen (2020-09-13). This Is a Climate Emergency. We Need More Than Half-Measures from Democrats. zcomm.org How to get the Democrats' climate policy from "better than the Republicans" to "sufficient to save the planet."

Sasha Abramsky (2020-09-13). Is Trump Planning a Coup d'État? zcomm.org Many observers—including Republicans—worry that he is. They're organizing now to stop him. Given the administration's record of embracing "numerous corrupt and authoritarian practices," huge numbers of Americans must be ready to take to the streets…

Alex Lawson (2020-09-13). We Must Take The Vaccine Industry Into Public Ownership. zcomm.org Only by taking the vaccine industry into full public ownership, with small "d" democratic controls in place, can we provide an internationalized response to this and future pandemics that properly recognizes vaccines as a global public good…

Piedmont Diversity Film Series (2020-09-13). Thursday 9/17: 'Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote'. indybay.org Zoom from your own home…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2020-09-13). Wednesday 9/23: Obi Kaufmann: The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas. indybay.org Online webinar…

KQED (2020-09-13). Thursday 9/17: Dear Beloved: Music & Storytelling with SOL Development & BE-IMAGINATIVE. indybay.org Online/Virtual Event…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2020-09-13). Tuesday 9/29: Juan Felipe Herrera & Naomi Shihab Nye: Every Day We're More Illegal. indybay.org Online webinar…

KQED (2020-09-13). Wednesday 9/23: Imagine Freedom: Art Works for Abolition. indybay.org Online/Virtual Event…

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2020-09-13). Sunday 9/13: The Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S. indybay.org Zoom lecture online from First Unitarian Unviersalist Society of San Francisco – Humanist & Non-Theist group.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2020-09-13). Tuesday 10/6: Frank Wilderson III: Afropessimism. indybay.org Online webinar…

Follow the Money (2020-09-13). 9/14/20 Trump Fund Raises in Cal While Learning of Fire Damage. indybay.org On 9/14/20, Republican Trump plans to land in Sacramento to be briefed on fire damage which has caused most of us to choke on the smoke for 28 days. Since he is cutting his staff's salaries, this can only be a fundraising trip to a wealthy state where he has no chance of winning Electoral College votes. See abc7news.com/trump-to-visit-fire-ravaged…

Institute of the Arts and Sciences, UCSC (2020-09-13). Tuesday 10/20: Visualizing Abolition: A Conversation with Angela Y. Davis and Gina Dent. indybay.org Online…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Rouhani hails nation's resistance against challenges. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — President Hassan Rouhani hailed the Iranian nation's resistance against the current challenges, stressing the need to continue the health protocols amid pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran has largest artificial intelligence companies in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Iran's Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said that Iran has the largest knowledge-based companies in the field of artificial intelligence in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). New academic year officially kicks off across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — New academic year officially kicked off on Sunday morning in a ceremony held in the presence of Minister of Science, Research, and Technology, Health Minister, Vice President for Science and Technology in Tehran University.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Two injured in bomb blast in western Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Two people were injured in a bomb blast in the capital of Afghanistan on Sunday, said an official.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). French Police tussle with yellow vest protesters in Paris. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — French police arrested more than 250 yellow vest protesters in Paris who were seeking to revive an anti-government movement on Saturday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran gives Turkey 10 suggestions to ease mutual trade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — In a video conference, the Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) gave Turkish deputy trade minister 10 suggestions for easing and expanding the mutual ties between Tehran and Istanbul.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). VIDEO: People of Kermanshah deplore blasphemy against Prophet. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — People of the western Iranian city of Kermanshah held demonstrations on Sunday to condemn French weekly Charlie Hebdo's republication of blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Three Iranian animations screened at French cinemas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Three Iranian animations were screened in the form of a feature film entitled "The Crow and the Amazing Sparrow" in French cinemas.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Authority of air defense shown to enemies in military drill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said that the enemies of the Islamic Republic realized Iran's air defense power in the Zolfaghar-99 military exercise.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Azerbaijani clerics condemn Charlie Hebdo's blasphemous move. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — The clergymen of the Republic of Azerbaijan have held a rally to condemn French weekly Charlie Hebdo's republication of blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Mehran border terminal operational on all weekdays: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — The trade activities at Mehran border terminal, in the western Iranian borders with Iraq, have increased from four days to all weekdays.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Tehran, Bishkek discuss expansion of economic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — The ambassadors of Iran and Kyrgyzstan to Russia met in Moscow on Sunday to discuss bilateral ties between Tehran and Bishkek.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran-China-Russia joint exercise to influence World' equation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) —Referring to an upcoming Iran, China, China, and Russia joint exercise, Iran's Navy Commander said that this 3 world powers' joint effort conveys the message that they are capable to influence the equations of the World.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). 1,044 centrifuges enriching uranium in Fordow: AEOI chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Chief of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Sunday said that 1,044 centrifuges are enriching uranium in Fordow Nuclear Facility.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran freestyle league to kick off Oct. 1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Iran's freestyle wrestling league will start on October 1 with Tehran as the host of the first round.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Resistance Intl. Film Festival announces entry names. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival has announced the names of the films in the event's festivals sections.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Trump 'certainly' after using Afghan peace for re-election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — A former Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan believes that US President Donald Trump is trying to use the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha as a card in the November election.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Hashd al-Sha'abi launches anti-ISIL operation in Al Anbar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi launched an extensive anti-ISIL operation near the Syrian border in Al Anbar Governorate.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-13). Funding to assess the impact of digital sepsis monitoring system on saving lives. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have been awarded over £800,000 to review the impact of a digital alert system to monitor patients with sepsis at NHS hospitals.

The Canary (2020-09-13). Boris Johnson's Brexit plans under mounting criticism from across the spectrum. thecanary.co Boris Johnson is facing mounting criticism over his legislation overriding his Brexit deal, as leaders from across the political spectrum attacked the threat to … | By | Boris Johnson is facing mounting criticism over his legislation overriding his Brexit deal, as leaders from across the political spectrum attacked the threat to break international law. | Senior Conservatives were not…

Staff (2020-09-13). Rural and Native Communities Are Hard Hit by COVID-Era Food Insecurity. truthout.org Nonie Woolf, a retired public health nutritionist and chair of

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Michael Bloomberg to spend $100 million in Florida to help elect Joe Biden. yenisafak.com Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who spent $1 billion on his 2020 Democratic presidential bid before dropping out, plans to inject at least $100 million to help Democrat Joe Biden's effort against Republican President Donald Trump in the important swing state of Florida.The decision comes as Trump's initial financial supremacy over former Vice President Biden earlier this year has largely evaporated after high spending from the campaign and a surge in fundraising by Democrats.Florida is one of the biggest prizes on Election Day, and it is also the most expensive of the expected battlegrounds in which to campaign. B…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Anadolu Efes player tests positive for coronavirus. yenisafak.com A player from Turkish basketball team Anadolu Efes has tested positive for coronavirus, the club confirmed on Sunday. | Efes said that the infected player, whose identity was not disclosed, has been isolated at home, and the treatment process has begun. | Based in Istanbul, Efes have won the Turkish Super League 14 times. | This year's season, whose first half will be held behind closed doors, is kicking off on Sept. 26.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Hamas chief visits southern Lebanon after 27 years. yenisafak.com By Mahmut GeldiBEIRUT (AA) – Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh visited Nabatieh, in southern Lebanon on Saturday, where Israel placed him in exile in 1992.Haniyeh visited the town of Marj al-Zohour, where he and 400 other Hamas members and the Islamic Jihad Movement stayed in exile, Hamas said in a statement.Describing the period of exile as a stage that accomplished a strategic transformation in the history of the Hamas and the Palestinian people, Haniyeh said: "That period laid the groundwork for the basis of relations between resistance movements and some regional countries."A common history was written in…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). China's security stakes 'will calm border strain'. yenisafak.com China's "aggressive" posturing in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region against India in the past four months is linked to security of its borders and a "clear break from its past," experts say.Beijing has reportedly adopted a multi-pronged strategy: unleashing massive military drills along the border with India, critical reporting and editorials in state-run media against India and an aggressive diplomatic stance. Rana Mitter, director at the University of Oxford China Centre, says China is "feeling under pressure" vis-à -vis its borders."[China] is keen to secure its border areas," the British historian and pol…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Australia defends intelligence raids as spat with China escalates. yenisafak.com Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Sunday defended the government's right to intelligence raids to prevent foreign interference, after China condemned searches on the homes of its journalists working in Australia.Dutton declined to directly confirm that the Chinese journalists were questioned by Australia's intelligence agency in June, saying an investigation was still underway, but said there was some "activity" by the country's intelligence agency."Where (the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) has sufficient grounds for the execution of a search warrant, or for activities otherwise, t…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Scores arrested at protests in Australia's coronavirus hotspot. yenisafak.com Police in Australia's Victoria state arrested 74 people and fined 176 for breaching public health orders as scattered protests against a weeks-long coronavirus lockdown continued for a second straight day across Melbourne.A riot squad marched through fruit and vegetable stalls at the city's landmark, the Queen Victoria market, before the scuffling with protesters erupted, with some people throwing fruit at the police, television footage showed.Victoria Police said in a statement that there were between 200 and 250 people involved in the protests, but there were no immediately known injuries to the police."It was…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Afghans see hope on horizon as peace talks commence. yenisafak.com The launch of the direct talks for peace in Afghanistan has left many in this conflict-riddled nation caught between curiosity and cautious optimism.Extraordinarily vigilant security was what many Afghans in the bustling capital of Kabul noticed as they began their work week Saturday. Thursdays and Fridays are weekends in Afghanistan.The day talks began, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a meeting of the Security High Command with the army and intelligence chiefs and other key officials. "Serious attention should be paid for the security of highways," he said, according to a statement by his office.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Iran's confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 400,000. yenisafak.com The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran rose by 2,089 to 402,029, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Sunday, as the country reported 128 new deaths in the past 24 hours.Sima Sadat Lari said the official death toll stood at 23,157 in Iran, one of the worst-hit countries in the Middle East.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Coronavirus claims over 1,200 lives in Brazil, Mexico. yenisafak.com Brazil reported 814 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, while Mexico saw 421 over the past 24 hours, health authorities said Sunday.In Brazil, the third worst-hit country in the world after India with the highest number of cases, the death toll reached 131,210, while confirmed cases to date surpassed 4.15 million with 33,523 new infections.According to the Brazilian Health Ministry, over 3.55 million people have so far recovered from the virus in the Latin American country.With a population of over 211 million, Brazil is seen as the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the region.Brazil's vibrant financi…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Ferrari celebrate 1,000th race with pride, pain and a Schumacher. yenisafak.com Ferrari celebrated their 1,000th Formula One world championship race on Sunday with passion, pride and pain — and a Schumacher as Michael's son Mick drove his father's 2014 car around the team's Mugello circuit.Ferrari, the only team to have competed in every season since the first in 1950, have won more races and championships than any other.Schumacher senior brought them five titles in a row from 2000-04, with most of his record 91 wins secured in red overalls.The team that crowned Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Niki Lauda and Jody Scheckter over the decades are suf…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Muslim scholars union forbids normalization with Israel. yenisafak.com The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on Sunday forbade any normalization of relations with the Israeli occupation authorities.In a statement, IUMS Secretary-General Ali al-Qaradaghi said normalization emboldens Israel to continue its decades-long occupation of the Palestinian lands."Normalization with the occupiers of Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem is forbidden and is considered a treason," he said.Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa Mosque is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It annexed the entire city in 1980 in a move never recognized by the international commun…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Muslim scholars union condemns Quran burning in Sweden. yenisafak.com The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has condemned the burning of a copy of the holy Quran in Sweden.In a statement, the Doha-based union lamented violations against Muslims and their holy sites and books in a number of European and Asian countries."We did not hear any condemnation of these acts from different groups that claim defending freedoms and respect of symbols, religions and holy sites, or an action by these countries against those who carry out these heinous and aggressive acts," the union said.On Thursday, the Danish far-right group Hard Line (Stram Kurs) burned a copy of the Muslim holy…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Netanyahu sees direct Israel-Bahrain flights after normalisation deal. yenisafak.com A deal establishing relations between Israel and Bahrain will result in direct flights between the countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday."There will be brisk and direct air traffic between the countries," he said in remarks to the Israeli cabinet, a transcript of which was issued by his office.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). At least 100,000 protesters gather in Belarusian capital, police detain 250. yenisafak.com At least 100,000 Belarusian anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Minsk on Sunday, a Reuters eyewitness said, and police detained around 250 people, the Interfax news agency cited the Interior Ministry as saying.Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko is facing a groundswell of public anger after declaring a landslide win at last month's presidential election that his opponents say was rigged. Lukashenko denies these allegations.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Landslides in Nepal kill 12 people, at least 21 missing. yenisafak.com Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said.Ten people were killed and 21 are missing after a massive landslide swept away homes and people in Barahbise, 100 km (62 miles) east of Kathmandu near the border with the Tibet region of China, Nepali government official Murari Wasti said.Two others died in a landslide in Baglung in the northwest.Both landslides struck the villages before dawn and people could not escape to safety, rescuers said."Rescuers are looking for those who are missing," Wasti told Reuters.The latest…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Virus cases, casualties rise in Eurasia, Central Asia. yenisafak.com Over 3,900 new cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 80 fatalities were reported across several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Sunday.- UkraineUkraine continues to report the highest numbers in the region, with 2,476 more COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths recorded over the past 24 hours.The overall case count in the country stands at 154,335, including 3,178 fatalities and 68,893 recoveries, which increased by 547 over the past day, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.- GeorgiaIn Georgia, 152 more coronavirus cases raised the total to 2,268.Recoveries increased by six to reach 1,369, while the…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Greek PM welcomes return of Turkish vessel to base, calls it 'positive first step'. yenisafak.com Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday the return of Turkish survey vessel Oruc Reis back to its southern province of Atntalya was a positive first step to ease tensions with Turkey over offshore natural resources."The return of Oruc Reis is a positive first step, I hope there will be continuity. We want to talk with Turkey but in a climate without provocations," Mitsotakis told reporters in Thessaloniki.He said dialogue is the only way to tackle the sole problem between the two countries – the delimitation of maritime zones."The first step (by Turkey) will be the prologue of an improving situati…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Turkey rescues 14 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea. yenisafak.com A coast guard team was dispatched off the coast of Marmaris in Mugla province after learning that the South African asylum seekers were stranded on a boat.The asylum seekers said that when they reached Rhodes Island, Greek coast guard teams damaged their boat and pushed them into Turkish territorial waters.After routine checks, the asylum seekers were sent to the provincial migration authority.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.Turkey has repeatedly condemned Greece's illegal practice of pushing back a…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). S.Korea eases social distancing for two weeks ahead of major holiday. yenisafak.com The government has lifted a ban on onsite dining after 9 p.m. though still requires restaurants and cafes to restrict seating and record patrons' names and contact details.While leisure facilities such as gyms and internet cafes are also allowed to reopen, under so-called phase two restrictions, indoor gatherings are limited to 50 people and outdoor gatherings to 100, while spectators are banned from sporting events.Health authorities said the easing would contribute toward a reopening of the economy, before returning to tougher guidelines for two weeks again from Sept. 28 during the Chuseok holiday."After a comp…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Oman welcomes Bahrain's initiative to normalise ties with Israel. yenisafak.com Oman welcomes Bahrain's decision to normalise relations with Israel, Oman state TV reported on Sunday."The Sultanate welcomes the initiative taken by the sisterly kingdom of Bahrain," the channel said on its Twitter account.Oman hopes "this new strategic path taken by some Arab countries will contribute to bringing about a peace based on an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and on establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital," it added.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Saudi-led planes strike Houthi rebel positions in Sanaa. yenisafak.com The Saudi-led coalition launched 11 airstrikes on positions of Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, the Shia group said.Five airstrikes targeted the vicinity of the Sanaa airport, while other attacks targeted northern and central Sanaa, the Houthi-run Saba news agency said, citing a security source.It remains unclear whether the attacks had resulted in any casualties.The Saudi-led coalition has yet to comment on the report.Sunday's airstrikes came as Houthi rebels have stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi territories in recent days.Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014, wh…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). UAE's Bin Zayed AI university, Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science sign MOU. yenisafak.com The United Arab Emirates' Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence and Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science have signed a memorandum of understanding "to work together across a range of fields," the UAE's WAM news agency reported on Sunday.The accord is the first of its kind to be signed between two higher education institutes from the UAE and Israel, it added. "The aim is to advance the development and use of artificial intelligence as a tool for progress," it said.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Czech Republic sees record rise in virus cases for third straight day. yenisafak.com The Czech Republic reported its largest single-day increase in new coronavirus infections for a third straight day on Sunday, recording 1,541 cases, according to Health Ministry data.It was the fifth day in a row with new infections above 1,000 as the country of 10.7 million sees a surge in cases that is among the fastest in the European Union. The government has tightened rules requiring face mask use but aims to avoid harsh lockdowns.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Italian government, students brace for school reopening. yenisafak.com Schools in Italy will reopen on Monday after six months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a key test for the fragile ruling coalition led by premier Giuseppe Conte ahead of regional elections later this month.In a brief televised message to students, teachers and parents on Sunday, Conte tried to address concerns over a possible jump in coronavirus infections with the restart of school activities, as divisions persist among regions over safety measures put in place by the government."There will be difficulties and hardship, especially in the beginning," Conte said, praising students, families and tea…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). China calls Hong Kong people arrested at sea 'separatists'. yenisafak.com The 12 Hong Kong people arrested at sea by mainland authorities last month were separatists, a spokeswoman for China's foreign ministry said on Sunday, in response to her U.S. counterpart's characterisation of the arrest as a deterioration of human rights.The comment came a day after relatives of the detainees held a news conference in Hong Kong demanding the urgent return of the 12 who were intercepted by the Guangdong coast guard on Aug. 23 on a boat bound for Taiwan.Donning masks and hats to shield their identities, they made their first public appeal for help and information on their relatives' plight, pleadi…

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-13). Reality Check: Is Trump a Stooge of Putin? globalresearch.ca Donald Trump's unorthodox approach to the conduct of diplomatic relations has been a persistent thorn in the side of America's national security establishment for the last four years. Like a typical American, he regards America's allies, like Boris Johnson, Emmanuel …

Steve Topple (2020-09-13). Cummings now wants to roll back human rights laws. He's out of control. thecanary.co The Telegraph has reported that Boris Johnson's government is set to 'opt out' of human rights laws. This is, of course, part of Brexit. … | By | The Telegraph has

Sarah Cords (2020-09-13). How a US Army Whistleblower Revealed 'the Apparatus of a Police State'. commondreams.org Soldiers with the Mississippi National Guard watch a crowd of protesters at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 6, 2020. (Photo: The National Guard/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Michael Winship (2020-09-13). The Loudest Voices Make the Greatest Changes. commondreams.org Playwright and screenwriter Richard Wesley on Black Lives Matter, Black Power, Trump and the noise from the balcony.

Peter Frumhoff (2020-09-13). Is BP Finally Committing to Ambitious Climate Action—or About to Fool Us Twice? Five Things to Look For in Its Climate Strategy. commondreams.org "The climate cannot afford further corporate PR, deception, and delay," writes Frumhoff. (Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-09-13). As another local lockdown looms, the Tory government is failing Wales. thecanary.co On Monday 14 September, wearing face masks "in indoor public places across Wales" will become compulsory. The announcement comes as Wales faces the possibility … | By | On Monday

Eds. (2020-09-12). Gov't silent as climate change unfolds. mronline.org From megafires, extreme heat waves, summer snow storms and hurricanes, millions across the United States are witnessing the effects of climate change first hand.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Wildfires turn US West Coast into an apocalyptic hellhole. wsws.org As with the criminal mishandling of COVID-19, the mass devastation wrought by the wildfires further exposes the complete inability of capitalism to address any social problem.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Wildfires devastate US West Coast. wsws.org As with the criminal mishandling of COVID-19, the mass devastation wrought by the wildfires exposes the complete inability of capitalism to address any social problem.

_____ (2020-09-12). Clear-Cuts: Cause Hot Catastrophic Wildfires. popularresistance.org Pack billions of the same-age trees close together, wait for dry-lightning or another ignition source, and you have an unnatural firebomb. The cause of thousands of annual catastrophic hot fires around the world are tree farms created by timber industry clear-cutting and fire suppression to prevent timber inventory loss. | I have seen it happen. About five years ago, driving home on Interstate 5 North of Lake Shasta, a dry-lightning storm began. It looked like the finger of God came down as lightning struck a conifer and it burst into smoke.

Robert Mackey (2020-09-12). Oregon Police Beg Public to Stop Calling In False Reports Blaming Antifa for Wildfires. zcomm.org False claims that antifascists are starting forest fires have been spread by supporters of President Donald Trump…

The Canary (2020-09-12). Thousands still homeless after Greek refugee camp fire. thecanary.co Thousands of refugees have spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos. It comes after successive fires destroyed a notoriously overcrowded refugee camp during a coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.Officials claim some camp residents deliberately started the blazes on 8-9 September. They were angry over authorities imposing quarantine and isolation orders after 35 people in the Moria camp tested positive for coronavirus.With the camp gutted, the morning of Saturday 12 September found men, women and children sleeping under improvised shelters made of reed stalks, blankets and salvaged tents…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-12). The Assange Trial, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com ~ | "Assange isn't a journalist! He has an agenda!" | Every journalist in the world has an agenda. It just happens that most journalists have fame, wealth and esteem as their agenda while Assange's agenda is, in his own words, "crushing bastards". | It's crazy how there are still people who try to claim Assange isn't a journalist. He is, and it's not even debatable. Publishing information that informs the public about what's going on in the world is exactly the thing that journalism is. | ~ | The mainstream press have been far, far less critical of immensely powerful world-dominating government agencies than they…

RT (2020-09-12). Julian Assange: The Trial of the Century. dissidentvoice.org George Galloway makes cystal clear what is a no-brainer: Julian Assange revealing war crimes is the real reason for extradition. Unable to be convicted for journalism, he stands accused of trumped-up charges in what is the trial of the century.

_____ (2020-09-12). Rubberhose Cryptography and the Idea Behind Wikileaks: Julian Assange as a Physics Student. strategic-culture.org Niraj LAL | The last dinner that Julian Assange had in relative freedom, 18 June 2012, was takeaway pizza and cheap red wine with a couple of the Wikileaks team and myself in a small flat in London, discussing possible trajectories of American politics for the coming decade. The next morning he walked into the Ecuadorian Embassy to claim political asylum; he hasn't seen sunlight unguarded since. | I first met Julian in the Redmond Barry Physics Lecture Theatre ten years earlier, in 2002, on our first day at the University of Melbourne. The lecturer, the affable Professor Geoff Opat with curly hair and thick-rimme…

Tom Coburg (2020-09-12). Assange extradition hearings see the defence expose the real reasons for his prosecution. thecanary.co Formal hearings for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange commenced on Monday 7 September 2020. Over three days, the defence fielded witnesses and … | By | Formal hearings for the extradition of

Alan MacLeod (2020-09-12). DHS Head Chad Wolf adopts language of war in threats against Portland protesters. mronline.org The phrase "all options on the table" is largely used in politics as a code phrase conveying the most extreme violence imaginable, without having to explicitly state it. Now it's being used against American citizens.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Amazon uses former government agents to spy on workers. wsws.org A number of recent exposures confirm that Amazon has established its own secret internal intelligence agency to spy on its workforce.

Andre Vltchek (2020-09-12). Now West should sit on its backside, shut up, and listen to "the others"! dissidentvoice.org We were always told what to think; what is correct and what is wrong. By the white dudes living in or coming from Europe and North America. They knew everything. They were the most qualified. When I write "white," I don't mean just their race or color of their skin. To me, "white" is their …

Ben Norton (2020-09-12). Grandson of overthrown Chilean President Salvador Allende defends Venezuela against US coup attempt. thegrayzone.com The grandson of Chile's former elected socialist President Salvador Allende, who was toppled in a 1973 CIA-orchestrated military coup, has lived in Venezuela for 10 years. The Grayzone's Ben Norton interviewed Pablo Sepúlveda Allende in Caracas. Sepúlveda Allende spoke about the many similarities between the democratic revolutions in Chile and Venezuela, and why he thinks …

_____ (2020-09-12). Part I: The Unannounced Death Of The Green New Deal. popularresistance.org You could say that the Green New Deal died when the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force recommendations came through, or perhaps that was the moment we knew that the Jemez Principles and the principles of a Just Transition had been abandoned more than a year before? Perhaps they were abandoned shortly after John Washington's straight forward, perfectly articulated warning to New Consensus? Or perhaps they were abandoned as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey prepared the Green New Deal resolution with it's "clean" and "net zero" language replacing the language of fossil fuel phase outs and 100% Renewables?

The Lancet (2020-09-12). [Editorial] Global collaboration for health: rhetoric versus reality. thelancet.com The 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) opens on Sept 15, 2020. Being held remotely for the first time, the meeting will inevitably be dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, but other issues on the agenda that have resonance for global health include the climate crisis, peace, disarmament, and humanitarian assistance. Underpinning this year's agenda is the UN theme of multilateralism, under the banner "The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism".

sputniknews (2020-09-12). Scientists Claim to Have Solved Mystery of Canaanite Palace Abandoned 3,700 Years Ago. sputniknews.com Canaanites is a term used to describe various indigenous populations that lived throughout the regions of the Southern Levant, in what is today known as Israel, Jordan and territories belonging to the Palestinians. From 500 BC, ancient Greeks also used the name to describe people later known as Phoenicians.

teleSUR (2020-09-12). Colombia: Indigenous Leader and His Daughter Killed in Cauca. telesurenglish.net Colombia's National Indigenous Organization (ONIC) Friday denounced the murder of indigenous leader Oliverio Conejo and his daughter Emy Yaqueline in the Totoro municipality, Cauca department. | RELATED: | "We denounce the assassination of the Health Service Provider Institution (IPS) coordinator Oliverio Conejo and his daughter. He was the leader of the Totoroes indigenous reservation in Cauca," ONIC tweeted. | The activist and his…

Juan Cole (2020-09-12). Climate Emergency Overdrive: Our Age of Compound Disasters as 10% of Oregon Is Evacuated, California Burns, and Louisiana Sinks. commondreams.org California Gov. Gavin Newsom tours area destroyed by North Complex fire on Friday, September 11, 2020. (Photo: ABC7 News/Screengrab) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2020-09-12). Venezuela: US Ex-Marine Caught Spying on Oil Refineries. telesurenglish.net A U.S. former marine and spy who had been spying on the Amuay and Cardon refineries was captured in the Venezuelan state of Falcon on Thursday. | RELATED: | Speaking on the twelfth anniversary of the youth wing of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, the JPSUV, President Nicolas Maduro said the captured individual had served a function at CIA bases in Iraq and was found with weapons and a large sum of cash.

yenisafak (2020-09-12). 'You cannot lecture us on humanity,' Erdogan tells Macron. yenisafak.com Recalling France's massacres in Algeria and Rwanda, the Turkish president said the French president "cannot lecture us on humanity."Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks came at a symposium held on Democracy and Freedom Island against coup.In a direct reference to President Emmanuel Macron, Erdogan said "You [Macron] have no knowledge of history. You do not know the history of France.""You cannot lecture us on humanity," he added, recalling the massacres in Algeria where some 1 million people were killed and in Rwanda where 800,000 people were murdered."Do not mess with Turkey and Turkish people," Erdogan added.Earlier…

Staff (2020-09-12). Our Capitalist Economy's Dependence on Credit Is Driving Us Toward Fascism. truthout.org This article was produced by Viewing the GOP convention seemed a little like binge-watching the last several years' parade of none-too-subtle signs of incipient fascism. We saw extreme nationalism, scapegoating immigrants and foreigners in general, white supremacy, "strong (narcissistic)-man" government, aggressive foreign policies, and hysterical red-baiting.

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-12). Colombia erupts in struggle against police murder. liberationnews.org A popular uprising against police violence has broken out across Colombia following the shockingly brutal murder of Javier Ordóñez in Bogotá on September 8. In footage taken by witnesses that quickly spread and outraged the nation, Ordóñez was pinned to the ground and shocked over and over with a taser. Ordóñez, who was unarmed, repeatedly …

Eds. (2020-09-12). The COVID-19 pandemic and the dual nature of science. mronline.org Over two decades ago, Professor Richard Levins, one of the founders of Science for the People, described this phenomenon as the "dual nature" of science.(1) On one hand, scientific investigations discover truths about material reality that are independent of ideology or politics.

Eds. (2020-09-12). The insidious workings of the political ratchet. mronline.org Democrats Are Joining Trump and DHS in Demonizing Anti-Fascists. Here's Why.

Mario Carbonell (2020-09-12). Top cop resigns, Seattle mayor vetoes SPD budget cuts; cops continue brutality. liberationnews.org Regardless of who is holding the reigns at SPD, the police as an institution exist to protect and serve the interests of the capitalist class.

Abdul Rahman (2020-09-12). Tensions flare up in eastern Mediterranean, cracks widen in NATO. peoplesdispatch.org Turkey's ambition to become a regional hegemon and European desire to have diversified access to oil and gas are creating a conflict situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region…

Monica Moorehead (2020-09-12). Voting, self-determination and social change. workers.org Below is a slightly edited talk by Monica Moorehead at the Workers World Party webinar on Sept. 3 on "Save the people's post office." Voter suppression is an issue I have both personal and political knowledge of. I was born and raised under segregation in Alabama. Black and white activists . . . |

Liberation Staff (2020-09-12). La Riva/Freeman gain ballot access in Rhode Island. liberationnews.org As of Sept. 11, Rhode Island becomes the 15th state to welcome socialist candidates Gloria La Riva and Sunil Freeman to the ballot for the United States presidential election on Nov. 3. This ballot access was achieved by obtaining close to 1,600 signatures — 600 more than the state's requirement. Petitioners at Kennedy plaza bus …

G. Dunkel (2020-09-12). While the stock market is booming, jobs report hides hunger. workers.org Getting enough food was hard for people working low-wage jobs before the pandemic. Now it's harder, given the huge increase in unemployment — 29 million jobless workers now live off meager unemployment insurance. Millions without work are getting nothing, and more than 50 million people are "food insecure," meaning they . . . |

RT (2020-09-12). Dem rival of Georgia QAnon-supporting GOP candidate drops out of House race, campaign assures he's 'safe' amid threat rumors. rt.com A Democrat has suddenly bowed out of the US House race in Georgia citing "personal reasons," clearing the path for Republican contender Marjorie Taylor Greene, the alleged QAnon supporter who is now running unopposed. | Kevin Van Ausdal said he would pull out of the contest in a statement on Friday, leaving the race for Georgia's reliably red 14th Congressional District uncontested, with Greene the only candidate left in the running. | "I am heartbroken to announce that for family and personal reasons, I cannot continue this race for Congress," Van Ausdal said in a statement, adding that "stepping aside would…

RT (2020-09-12). 'Surreal, depressing, dystopian s**t': CNN & Sesame Street warn kids to get their 'DISTANCING STICKS' ready for school. rt.com Preparing your kids for school this fall? Well don't forget their pencils, lunchboxes, and "distance sticks." That's what the vaguely dystopian advice from Sesame Street's Big Bird tells families watching CNN. | In a coronavirus town hall for kids and parents broadcast on Saturday, CNN enlisted the help of Sesame Street's Big Bird to help kids understand the raft of new restrictions they'll face when schools open their doors again this month. | Asked what he's packing in his schoolbag, the kids' TV favorite listed off the usual essentials — "pencils, paper and crayons" — as well as a mask, hand sanit…

RT (2020-09-12). 'Makes it sound like a coffee spill': NAACP blasted as 'tone deaf' after labeling 9/11 attacks as 'horrific INCIDENT'. rt.com The NAACP has been accused of downplaying the gravity of the 9/11 attacks, with critics up in arms after the organization deemed them a "horrific incident" with no mention of terrorism in a tweet to mark their 19th anniversary. | "Today we remember all the lives lost and families affected during the horrific incident that occurred in 2001. #NeverForget," the organization wrote in a tweet on Friday, captioning an image of the New York skyline featuring the words "Always remember." | #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/63FVBl2qu8— NAACP (@NAACP) _____ (2020-09-12). Saudi Arabia's Mysterious Coronavirus Survival Abilities. strategic-culture.org Since the very onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic, economists and the media have been warning the public about the damaging effects that quarantine would and is having on the financial world. The yearly "growth" that we would normally expect was negative for many nations, especially in the West. However, the most interesting tale of economic survival in 2020 would have to be Saudi Arabia. Logically and statistically their country should look like North Korea in the 90's and yet all things are quiet on the Arab front. How could this possibly be? Let's take a look at this peculiar paradox and see what is in store fo…

A Guest Author (2020-09-12). Workers and oppressed people of the world, write to us! workers.org Workers World recently received these two letters from friends in Bangladesh and Europe. Dear Comrades, Let me deliver revolutionary greetings to you and your party. I'm from Bangladesh. You're passing a transitional period of struggle and mass uprising. I would like to proclaim solidarity from the heart of the people . . . |

Anand Naidoo (2020-09-12). The Heat: 9/11 Anniversary and U.S. wars. america.cgtn.com The United States marks the 19th anniversary of the Al-Qaeda terror attacks. Plus, the U.S. led wars that followed in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

The Canary (2020-09-12). 'Stop clapping, start paying': NHS workers demand better wages. thecanary.co Frontline NHS workers, many of whom have been helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic, have protested to demand better wages.Campaigners in central London held banners which read "stop clapping, start paying," "priceless yet penniless" and "640 healthcare workers dead, blood on their hands", alongside images of prime minister Boris Johnson. Many wore scrubs or other NHS uniforms.Demonstrators began a march to Trafalgar Square after a two-minute silence in honour of 640 healthcare workers who have died during the pandemic.The protest comes after nurses were excluded from the wage increase for around 900,000 publ…

The Canary (2020-09-12). More than 50 killed at collapsed gold mine in eastern DR Congo. thecanary.co More than 50 people have died after landslides collapsed three artisanal gold mining wells in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The incident took place near the city of Kamituga in eastern Congo's South Kivu province on Friday 11 September, following days of heavy rains.Kamituga mayor Alexandre Bundya said: The diggers and the transporters of the stones were swallowed up by the waters. | A team of rescuers with motor pumps came to recover the bodies of the victims.There had been heavy rains for days before the tragedy ((Maisha RDC/AP)Diwa Honore, who survived the tragedy, said more than 50 people had been in th…

The Canary (2020-09-12). UK 'on the edge of losing control' of coronavirus, scientist warns. thecanary.co A former chief scientific adviser has said the UK is "on the edge of losing control" of coronavirus (Covid-19). The public has been urged to act "in tune" with coronavirus guidelines before the "rule of six" restrictions come into force on Monday 14 September.This comes after

The Canary (2020-09-12). Anti-racism protests in UK as officers face court in US over George Floyd killing. thecanary.co Anti-racism demonstrations took place across the UK on 11 September as the four officers charged over the killing of George Floyd in the US went on trial.Protesters said they are determined to show that previous Black Lives Matter demonstrations were not "just a moment".Mass protests were staged across the world after footage emerged of officers kneeling on the neck of Floyd, a Black man, killing him.The four men are charged over the death, but it's understood they will push for separate trials in order to diminish their roles in the incident.Protesters outside the US embassy in London as part of an anti-racism d…

RT (2020-09-12). Sputnik V launched: Russia dispatches first batches of pioneering Covid-19 vaccine to all of its 85 regions. rt.com Russia has sent out the initial batches of the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine to all parts of its vast territory, as authorities test the delivery system of the much-needed drug. | The formula is expected to be delivered on Monday, said Russia's Health Minister Mikhail Murashko. "The first small batches have already been shipped," Murashko said, explaining that the government is testing the supply chain to ensure a robust delivery system across the country's 85 regions. As well as testing the efficacy and safety of the vaccine itself, the government believes it is paramount to ensure the efficien…

RT (2020-09-12). Novel & untested: Head of Russian vaccine-funding team reacts to AstraZeneca resuming trial, says Sputnik V won't carry same risks. rt.com The trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has resumed after an adverse reaction in a participant. The hiccup shows how risky the technology is, and why Sputnik V is not using it, the Russian vaccine funder's CEO said. | AstraZeneca announced the suspension of its phase-three trial on Tuesday, after one of the trial participants suffered a "serious adverse reaction." The trial was resumed on Saturday with the approval of British regulators. | "We are delighted that AstraZeneca has resumed its trials and continues to move forward," said Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which…

RT (2020-09-12). Head of Russia's Sovereign Wealth Fund says its Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine carries fewer risks than rival British formula. rt.com The pause in trials of Britain's Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after an adverse reaction in a participant shows how risky the technology is, and why the developers of Russia's Sputnik V have chosen another platform. | That's according to Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which is bankrolling the Russian formula's development. He was speaking as it was revealed that the British trials were resumed on Saturday with the approval of national regulators. | AstraZeneca announced the suspension of its phase-three trial on Tuesday, after one of the trial participants suffered a "serious…

RT (2020-09-12). Party police strike again: UK cops bust house party, issue £10,000 fine to TEENAGER. rt.com A teenager who dared host a house party for 50 people in Nottinghamshire has felt the full force of coronavirus penalties, and was slapped with a £10,000 fine. Across the UK, police forces are cracking down on unauthorized fun. | Nottinghamshire police broke up the party on Friday night, sent the 50 guests packing, and issued a £10,000 penalty notice to the 19-year-old host. Touting the crackdown in a

RT (2020-09-12). Former Al Jazeera head asks Twitter to help compile list of Arab journalists supportive of mending ties with Israel. rt.com The former head of Qatar's Al Jazeera news network wants a list of Arab journalists who backed the decision by the UAE and Bahrain to mend ties with Israel. He said it was for documentation purposes, not to shame them. | "For the purpose of documentation: who are the journalists, writers and politicians who supported UAE and Bahrain's agreement to normalize relations with Israel?" Yasser Abu Hilala, who was in charge of Qatar's state broadcaster Al Jazeera Arabic from 2014 to 2018, asked his Twitter followers. | Abu Hilala wanted people to send him names of those journalists and their publications so that he c…

RT (2020-09-12). 'More intimidating than a nuke': Chinese media heap praise on Russia's highly advanced Avangard missile system. rt.com Russia's Avangard missile system is a "masterpiece of the Russian Army" and a "more intimidating weapon than a nuclear bomb," according to Sina, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language websites. | As a hypersonic missile, the Avangard is capable of flying faster than the speed of sound, making it "absolutely invulnerable to any air or missile defense system," Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. He also noted that Russia is the only country in the world with hypersonic weapons, meaning other countries are "playing catch-up." | Sina highlighted Russia's superiority in the development of hypersonic…

yenisafak (2020-09-12). Palestine recalls its ambassador to Bahrain. yenisafak.com Palestine on Friday recalled its ambassador to Manama shortly after Bahrain signed an agreement to restore ties with Israel. Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malik "summoned the ambassador in Manama to consult and discuss the necessary steps towards the normalization agreement," according to a statement.Israel and Bahrain agreed to establish full diplomatic relations on Friday in a second breakthrough between Israel and its Arab neighbors after it normalized ties with the United Arab Emirates last month.The latest agreement was finalized during a telephone call between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahra…

Peter Koenig (2020-09-12). Russia: Nord Stream 2 vs. Poisoning of Alexei Navalny. dissidentvoice.org Wednesday, 2 September, all German TV channels, mainstream media were focused unilaterally on the alleged Novichok poisoning of Russian opposition critic, Alexei Navalny. This "breaking-news" poison discovery was made in Germany two weeks after he has been flown from Tomsk in Siberia to Moscow, when he fell ill on the plane and the airliner had …

Ralph Nader (2020-09-12). Trump's Broken Promises to His Voters—He Didn't Deliver! commondreams.org President Donald Trump whispers with Vice President Mike Pence as members of the coronavirus task force speak during a briefing in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Monday, April 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Reese Erlich (2020-09-12). Trump Plays Both Sides Against the Middle. commondreams.org President Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 23, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-09-12). Scheer Intelligence: Trump Is The Sweaty Armpit Of Monopoly Capitalism. popularresistance.org Over the past several decades, the largest corporations have absorbed and destroyed all opposition—big and small—and slowly come to play a role in every aspect of Americans' lives. That's the central argument of journalist David Dayen's latest book, Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power. On this week's installment of Scheer Intelligence, the American Prospect editor joins host Robert Scheer to discuss how corporations peddle the idea that consumers have the "freedom" to buy whatever they want in order to distract the public as their rights are increasingly eroded.

Freedom Socialist Party (2020-09-12). Sunday 9/20: Devastating Climate Change—Socialist Feminist Solutions to Save Mother Earth. indybay.org Online via Zoom. | Please register in advance: http: //bit.ly/Ecosocialist_Solutions…

news.un (2020-09-12). Historic Afghan talks present 'major opportunity' for peace: UN Secretary-General. news.un.org The first ever direct talks between Afghan Government representatives and the Taliban which began on Saturday, present "a major opportunity" to finally realise the "long-held aspirations" of the people, for a peaceful future, the UN chief has said.

yenisafak (2020-09-12). Pakistan premier welcomes intra-Afghan dialogue. yenisafak.com Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday welcomed the start of much-awaited intra-Afghan talks aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan.Qatar's capital Doha is going to host the landmark direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban from Saturday amid fears and hopes."Finally, our combined efforts have brought forth the day that the Afghan people have been yearning for," Khan said in a statement."It is now for the Afghan leaders to seize this historic opportunity, work together constructively, and secure an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement," he said reiteratin…

yenisafak (2020-09-12). US 'doesn't seek to impose' democracy on Afghanistan. yenisafak.com After 19 years of American invasion in the name of fighting terrorist groups and democratizing Afghanistan, which led to the shattering of latter's political institutions, the US on Saturday announced that it is no longer interested in exporting democracy to the war-weary country.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks came in the beginning of intra-Afghan peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in the Qatari capital Doha.The historic talks aim to end nearly two decades of armed insurgency in Afghanistan amid pressure from US President Donald Trump's administration ahead of elections…

WSWS (2020-09-12). State University of New York scapegoats students for COVID outbreaks, prepares repressive measures. wsws.org Refusing to take any responsibility for this catastrophe, the SUNY system is punishing groups of students for gathering and laying the ground for further police repression on campuses.

Project Censored (2020-09-12). Episode 106 — The Anatomy of Fake News and Parallax Views with J.G. Michael. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon discuss Higdon's latest book "The Anatomy of Fake News: A Critical News Education" and the Parallax Views…

WSWS (2020-09-12). University of Michigan strikers speak out: "We need to resist going back to normal. Normal no longer exists" wsws.org The strike is quickly turning into a focal point of a much broader opposition to the reckless reopening of both K-12 schools and college campuses everywhere.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Biden pledges to keep troops in the Middle East and maintain record military spending. wsws.org Since Labor Day, Biden has focused on appeals for support from the military and national security establishment, along with economic nationalist demagogy and pledges to prosecute "violent" left-wing protesters.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Infected students denounce administration guidelines, amidst rising COVID-19 cases at Southern California universities. wsws.org Infected students report callous treatment from school administration, being thrown into isolation rooms without bed sheets, food or sanitizing equipment.

teleSUR (2020-09-12). France: 'Yellow Vests' Resume Protests Against Pension Reforms. telesurenglish.net The 'Yellow Vests' Saturday took to the streets after a summer break to continue protesting against Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans. | RELATED: | Almost two years after their first mobilizations, the Yellow Vests marched through Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Nice, Bordeaux, and Strasbourg. | In Paris, security forces used tear gas to stop the demonstration. At least 200 protesters have been arres…

Editor (2020-09-12). Patton and Westy Meet in a Bar: A Play in One Act. scheerpost.com Ken Walton / By Andrew Bacevich / TomDispatch I've written a fair number of pieces for TomDispatch, but this one is a bit different — some might even say strange — so Tom asked me to introduce it myself. By almost any measure, we Americans are living through trying times. As a nation, we are long accustomed to being history's spoiled child. Now, it seems our luck may be running out. |

WSWS (2020-09-12). UK Conservative government votes down Grenfell Tower safety recommendations as inquiry resumes. wsws.org The inquiry's toothless "suggestions"—that tower block tenants be granted a few minimal safety rights—have been tossed into the bin by the Tories.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Mauritian cruise ship crews strike to demand repatriation. wsws.org Mediterranean Shipping Company crews have been stranded on three ships near Santos port, Brazil since the industry's COVID-19 shutdown in late March.

George Lakey (2020-09-12). What will it take to defend the election? Here's one winning strategy. nationofchange.org The way to meet a possible disaster with strength and confidence is to have a plan.

WSWS (2020-09-12). University of Michigan grad students set to extend strike as opposition grows in the US to back-to-school drive. wsws.org Nineteen of the 25 hottest outbreaks in the US are in communities with colleges that have reopened for in-person learning, sparking growing anger over the homicidal back-to-school campaign.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Latin America, epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, on the brink of social explosion. wsws.org Latin America this week reached the grim milestones of 300,000 COVID-19 deaths and more than 8 million infections.

news.un (2020-09-12). A youthful 75: New generation carries the torch for UN values. news.un.org 75 years on from the founding of the UN, young people are being enlisted to share their visions of a better planet, and help decide the next chapter of the Organization.

Ashley Curtin (2020-09-12). Uber announces plan to electrify ride-hailing in US, Canada and Europe by 2030. nationofchange.org Uber announced its commitment to be a 100 percent electric vehicle ride-hailing company by 2030 in the United States, Canada and Europe and by 2040 in the rest of the world.

Sarah Cords (2020-09-12). How a U.S. Army Whistleblower Revealed 'the Apparatus of a Police State'. progressive.org In the 1960s, the military had been illegally spying on protesters until Christopher Pyle, a former Army intelligence officer, spoke out.

news.un (2020-09-12). A youthful 75: next generation to carry the torch for UN values. news.un.org 75 years on from the founding of the UN, young people are being enlisted to share their visions of a better planet, and help decide the next chapter of the Organization.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Revelation of US government conspiracy on COVID-19 exposes EU herd immunity policy. wsws.org Revelations that US officials conspired to lie to the public about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic also expose the politically criminal role of the EU.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-12). Working class groups protest layoffs by ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg. peoplesdispatch.org The steel corporation ArcelorMittal announced that it would lay off up to 570 employees. The company is citing COVID-19 but critics say 'redundancies' were planned much before…

WSWS (2020-09-12). Jacksonville, Florida teacher speaks out against deadly school reopenings. wsws.org A teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, reached out to the WSWS to speak about the spread of the coronavirus across the state just two weeks into the new school year.

teleSUR (2020-09-12). Component in Chilean Police's Tear Gas Produces Cyanide in Body. telesurenglish.net The chlorobenzylidene malononitrile (CS) gas, which is a complement of the tear gas bombs used by the Chilean Police (Carabineros) to halt protests in the country, generates cyanide inside the human body, report shows. | RELATED: | A study published in the French magazine L'Obs showed that in short terms, the gas CS causes irritation and discomfort, leaving demonstrators and bystanders with burning eyes, coughing, diz…

WSWS (2020-09-12). US jobless claims top 884,000 for second week in a row. wsws.org With no congressional relief in sight, millions of workers are seeing meager unemployment benefits expire while layoffs continue to mount.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Why did so many poor New Yorkers die of COVID-19? wsws.org Inequality, including in-hospital care, determined whether thousands of people in New York City would die of COVID-19.

Amilcar Cabral Study Group (2020-09-12). "Tell no lies, claim no easy victories": Remembering Amílcar Cabral. peoplesdispatch.org Working people across the world are struggling against the economic domination and exploitation, which has been greatly intensified amid COVID-19 pandemic. On the 96 anniversary of the birth of Amílcar Cabral, we examine the life and revolutionary contributions of Amílcar Cabral, that remind us that a well devised strategy undertaken by an organized people can become the force that unravels a decaying empire. | Fidemar (Son of the sea) : | On September 12, 1924 — just a few years before the establishment of the fascist regime of Estado Novo in colonial Portugal — Amílcar Cabral was born to a sh…

WSWS (2020-09-12). UK government's "Operation Moonshot"—a trojan horse for herd immunity policy. wsws.org Under the cover of a non-existent mass testing programme, the government plans to encourage as much intermingling as possible.

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-12). Mike Pompeo to Make Official Visit to Guyana. telesurenglish.net U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is expected to visit Guyana next week according to Guyanese news outlets. | RELATED: | Pompeo, who is expected to visit on September 17 and 18 will be the highest-ranking United States official to visit Guyana. | The Secretary of State is reportedly expected to sign a number of agreements with President Irfaan Ali. | In July, the State Department announced visa sanctions against former Governmen…

WSWS (2020-09-12). India-China border conflict remains on knife's edge. wsws.org US support for India and efforts by major European powers to boost their military-strategic presence in the Indo-Pacific could cascade the border crisis into a catastrophic war.

Andrew Emett (2020-09-12). 4 Texas police officers fired over fatal shooting. nationofchange.org "You don't get to shoot somebody 21 times, because at that time, when we discharged those 21 rounds, Mr. Chavez was at his greatest level of incapacitation."

WSWS (2020-09-12). Thousands sleeping rough after the burning down of Moria refugee camp on Lesbos. wsws.org Shocking footage and pictures show refugees of all ages sleeping on roads and hillsides, surrounded by their meagre possessions.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Full classes, full buses—German schools are becoming a coronavirus trap. wsws.org With schools re-opening without social distancing and the wearing of masks, new infections are increasing. Throughout Germany, hundreds of facilities have been affected.

WSWS (2020-09-12). University of Michigan grad students set to extend strike as opposition grows to the US to back-to-school drive. wsws.org Nineteen of the 25 hottest outbreaks in the US are in communities with colleges that have reopened for in-person learning, sparking growing anger over the homicidal back-to-school campaign.

WSWS (2020-09-12). Trade unions confer with big business Liberals on how to revive Canadian capitalism. wsws.org The government's real agenda is for a rapid return to work, higher corporate profitability and "competitiveness," and to advance Canadian imperialism's predatory interests internationally.

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-12). Trump Advisor Chosen to Head Inter-American Development Bank. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser for Latin America, Mauricio Claver-Carone was elected this Saturday as president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in a virtual vote of the governors, in which he ran uncontested. | RELATED: | Claver-Carone will succeed Colombian Luis Alberto Moreno beginning October 1 for a period of five years to lead the Washington-based organization. | Claver-Carone is currently Deputy Assistant to th…

WSWS (2020-09-12). Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases raise fears of uncontrolled outbreaks across the Pacific. wsws.org The surge in cases across the Pacific is causing a deepening health and social crisis, underscoring the global reach of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-09-13: Social Media Postees

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Trump's 'War on Journalism' Takes Center Stage at Julian Assange's Extradition Hearing
Kevin Gosztola | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
In the last half-century, journalists James Bamford, Ben Bradlee, Seymour Hersh, and Neil Sheehan were each threatened with prosecution under the Espionage Act. But the U.S. government never followed through with Espionage Act charges against a journalist until 2019, when …
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Vows To My Readers And Patrons
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-13
I promise never to say anything that I don't believe is true. | I promise I will always do my best to learn what is true. | I promise I will always speak the truth as I see it, without dishonestly equivocating or mitigating what I have to say. | I promise I will always speak the truth as I see it regardless of whether it will make me unpopular. | I promise I will always speak the truth as I see it regardless of whether it will make me lose patrons. | I promise I will always speak the truth as I see it even if I'm the only person in the world who sees it that way. | I promise not just to speak the truth, but to sp…
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It Would be a Big Deal if Russia Promised India Not to Sell Arms to Pakistan
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
Indian media reported over the weekend that Russia promised Defense Minister Singh that it won't sell arms to Pakistan out of respect for New Delhi's security interests, which if true, it wouldn't matter all that much in terms of the …
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After the Lockdown: A Global Coronavirus Vaccination Program
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
The tendency is towards a Worldwide lockdown spearheaded by fear and media disinformation. Currently, hundreds of millions of people Worldwide are under lockdown. | What is the next step in the evolution of the COV-19 Crisis? A multibillion dollar coronavirus vaccination program to be implemented in the wake of the Lockdown.
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Texas indigenous tribe calls for UT-Austin to return stolen ancestral remains
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-13
Austin, TX — The Miakan-Garza Band of the Coahuiltecan people is calling for the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) to return three stolen sets of ancestral remains, so that they can be properly buried in the tribe's Reburial Grounds in San Marcos, Texas. The university currently has the remains stored away in cardboard boxes in a warehouse at the Texas Archeological Research Center Laboratory, along with over 2400 other indigenous remains labeled as "culturally unidentifiable." | In a letter to UT-Austin President Jay Hartzell, Dr. Mario Garza, on behalf of the Miakan-Garza Band, wrote: "The Univers…
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Climate Emergency Overdrive: Our Age of Compound Disasters as 10% of Oregon Is Evacuated, California Burns and Louisiana Sinks
Prof. Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
It is astonishing to me that we still have 287 million gasoline vehicles on our roads and that 20 percent of our electricity comes from burning dirty coal. We just go on blithely pumping over 5 billion metric tons of …
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To Succeed, Struggles Have to Be Connected, Not Localized: Fayrouz Sharqawi
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-13
Vijay Prashad talks to Fayrouz Sharqawi of Grassroots Al-Quds on the impact of Israeli occupation of the people of Palestine and the kind of resistance that exists on the ground…
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A Truly Poisonous Foreign Policy. The Blame Putin Narrative
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
If one had been reading America's leading newspapers and magazines over the past several weeks the series of featured stories suggesting that Russia's President Vladimir Putin is some kind of latter day Lucrezia Borgia would have been impossible to avoid…
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US Orchestrated Street Protests Continue in Belarus
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
Weeks after Belarusian President Lukashenko's overwhelming August 9 reelection and foiling of an attempt by US dark forces to topple him in favor of pro-Western puppet rule, orchestrated street protests in the country continue. | What's going on was planned long …
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The Great Novichok Poisoning Hoax 2.0
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
What's going on regarding Alexey Navalny repeats the great 2018 poisoning by novichok of the Skripals in Britain hoax. | Whatever caused their illness, from which they recovered, had nothing to do with exposure to a deadly nerve agent, Russia falsely …
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A Veteran's View of Trump, Endless Wars, and the 2020 Election
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-13
Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Daniel Larison / The American Conservative In this week's episode of "The Emperor Has No Clothes," Kelley, Matt, and I spoke to Danny Sjursen, an Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran-turned-antiwar activist. He talks about the most recent rift between Trump and the military and what veterans really think about the president and his policies. You may be surprised. | Source…
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The state for the people: The Left in Parliament
Muhammed Shabeer | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-13
Redzep Ismail of the Presidium of the Levica (The Left) talks about why his party opposes the Prespa Agreement, the change of his country's name to North Macedonia and the party's performance in the recent elections…
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The Indian economy is hurtling toward disaster
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-13
To avoid a total collapse of the economy, the Indian government needs to push up demand by spending more on cash transfers to the poor and on goods and services…
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Foreign Interventionism, 9/11, and the Perpetual War on Terrorism
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
With today being another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it's important to recall why it was that that deadly event came about. | No, the terrorists didn't attack us because they hated our "freedom and values," as U.S. officials and American …
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Kevin Zeese: His Last Words For The Movement And Carrying On
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-13
As I wrote last week, Kevin Zeese died unexpectedly in his sleep, likely from a heart attack, early in the morning on September 6. He had not shown signs of illness and was working until the end. | Many of you know Kevin from Popular Resistance, from his writing and podcast Clearing the FOG. He had a deep knowledge of history and the issues. He often spoke of his time working for Ralph Nader in 2004 when he wrote policy briefs as a "PhD in public policy." Kevin understood how political power works. | Kevin's work in activism spanned more than 40 years.
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Facebook says it'll REMOVE all posts alleging Oregon fires 'were started by certain groups'
rt.com | 2020-09-13
Facebook has announced that it will be wiping messages alleging that wildfires, which have been sweeping through Oregon, might be the work of certain groups after the FBI brushed off reports of arson as "conspiracy theories." | "We are removing false claims that the wildfires in Oregon were started by certain groups," Andy Stone, policy communications manager at Facebook, tweeted late on Saturday. | Defending what is effectively an act of censorship by the social media giant, Stone noted that speculation suggesting the blazes have been ignited by extremists are forcing law enforcement to "divert resources from…
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US Demands Hinder Spanish Probe Into Security Firm That Spied On Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-13
There will be no judicial cooperation forthcoming from the United States unless a Spanish judge reveals his information sources in an investigation into alleged espionage against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange while he was living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. | Judge José de la Mata of Spain's High Court (Audiencia Nacional) has sent a request for judicial cooperation to US authorities as part of his probe into a Spanish private security company named UC Global S.L. and its owner David Morales, on allegations that this firm secretly recorded Assange's private meetings with lawyers, politicians, relatives…
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Manufacturing Disgrace: Reuters Distorts Chevron V. Donziger
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-13
Independent journalist Chris Hedges (ScheerPost, 8/25/20) wrote: | The flagrant corruption and misuse of the legal system to abjectly serve corporate interests in the Donziger case illustrates the deep decay within our judiciary and democratic institutions. | One of those deeply decayed institutions is the corporate media, as a review of several years of Reuters coverage of the case illustrates. | Attorney Steven Donziger has been under house arrest since August 6 of last year.
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The US Is Borrowing Its Way To Fascism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-13
Viewing the GOP convention seemed a little like binge-watching the last several years' parade of none-too-subtle signs of incipient fascism. We saw extreme nationalism, scapegoating immigrants and foreigners in general, white supremacy, "strong (narcissistic)-man" government, aggressive foreign policies, and hysterical red-baiting. Those signs reflect how capitalism's deepening crisis undermines both the centre-left (Democrat) and centre-right (GOP) and shifts politics further right and further left. Trump represents the anti-centre right, Bernie Sanders the anti-centre left.
popularresistance.org/the-us-is-borrowin…

Trump Disses Troops but Correctly Labels 2 of America's Costliest Wars Unjustified or 'Stupid'
Dave Lindorff | zcomm.org | 2020-09-13
They deserve to be honored for doing their duty or for going beyond the call of duty for what they at least thought was right, and Trump should be tossed out of the White House and his role as Commander in Chief for mocking them and dishonoring them.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-disses-troop…

Journalism's New Propaganda Tool: Using "Confirmed" to Mean Its Opposite
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2020-09-13
Outlets claiming to have "confirmed" Jeffrey Goldberg's story about Trump's troops comments are again abusing that vital term…
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Wednesday 9/23: Virtual Protest: BlackRock Stop Forest Destruction Now!
Stop The Money Pipeline, Amazon Watch, others | indybay.org | 2020-09-13
Online via Zoom…
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Death toll climbs as fires continue to rage in US
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
At least 31 people have died as wildfires continue to rage across the West Coast of the United States.Authorities are expecting yet more fatalities. … | Read more | By The Canary
At least 31 people have died as wildfires continue to rage across the West Coast of the United States.Authorities are expecting yet more fatalities. Oregon's emergency management director said officials were preparing for a possible "mass fatality eve…
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Death toll climbs as fires continue to rage in US
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
At least 31 people have died as wildfires continue to rage across the West Coast of the United States.Authorities are expecting yet more fatalities. Oregon's emergency management director said officials were preparing for a possible "mass fatality event".Meanwhile, smoke from the wildfires is posing a health hazard to millions. Firefighters continue to battle the deadly blazes, which have already obliterated some towns and displaced tens of thousands of people.Oregon, Washington and California: More than 40,000 people in Oregon have already been evacuated. Moreover, about 500,000 are in different levels of…
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Gaza records 2 deaths, 100 infections from coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Palestinian health authorities registered two fatalities and 100 infections from the coronavirus outbreak in the Gaza Strip on Sunday.In a statement, the Health Ministry said the territory's tally rose to 1,819 confirmed cases, including 15 deaths, and 216 recoveries."The number of active cases in Gaza rose to 1,588," the ministry said.Reeling under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2007, the Gaza Strip suffers a severe shortage of medicines and medical supplies, in addition to daily electric outages.The Hamas-led government imposed a lockdown in Gaza on Aug. 24 to help curb the outbreak in the blockaded enclave…
yenisafak.com/en/world/gaza-records-2-de…

Syrian girl allegedly injured by Greek soldier at Turkish border
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
An eight-year-old Syrian girl was injured by two rubber bullets allegedly fired by a Greek soldier at the Turkish border on Sunday.Turkish security forces were informed of nine Syrian migrants, including one who was injured, in the Meric district of the northwestern Edirne province, bordering Greece.Gazin Abdu, who had been injured by rubber bullets was referred to the hospital.Her 19-year-old brother Hazar Abdu told Anadolu Agency that they had arrived at the Greek border hoping to cross into Europe."A Greek soldier opened fire on us. My sister was injured in her foot by two rubber bullets, and then they insulte…
yenisafak.com/en/life/syrian-girl-allege…

Afghan forces, Taliban continue to clash even as peace talks start
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
"With the start of intra-Afghan talks we were expecting the Taliban to reduce the number of their attacks, but unfortunately their attacks are still going in high numbers," Fawad Aman, a spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry, said.Representatives from a number of countries who spoke at the inauguration of the peace talks called on the Taliban to announce an immediate ceasefire before negotiators sat down to find a way to end decades of war in Afghanistan.The Taliban did not say anything about a possible ceasefire at the ceremony.Achieving a significant reduction in violence and how to get to a permanent cease…
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Why Don't People Call You a Genius? You Don't Have a Billion Dollars
Sam Pizzigati | commondreams.org | 2020-09-13
CEO and founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos participates in a discussion during a Milestone Celebration dinner September 13, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Marr just had another Noam Chomsky moment, live on TV
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
On the Sunday 13 September of the Andrew Marr Show the corporate media got a knock-out blow. Because an Irish politician inadvertently put the … | Read more | By Steve Topple
On the Sunday 13 September of the Andrew Marr Show the corporate media got a knock-out blow. Because an Irish politician inadvertently put the host in a similar position to one Noam Chomsky did several years ago. And it exposed a huge problem that persists with the…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/09/13/marr-ju…

An interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, on Cuba and Cuba-US Relations
Slava Zilber | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin We Should Applaud the Cuban Health System — and … | Read more | By Slava Zilber
Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin We Should Applaud the Cuban Health System — and Learn From It. Could…
thecanary.co/feature/2020/09/13/an-inter…

Illinois: UIC bringing scabs from states despite COVID — 19 restrictions
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-13
Chicago, IL -Today, September 12, SEIU Local 73 union leaders have discovered that UIC is bringing in workers from out of state to cross the picket line. These out-of-state workers are coming from Texas, Tennessee, Nevada and Mississippi, all of which are currently listed on the city of Chicago's COVID Emergency Travel Order. This action calls into question UIC's commitment to a decent contract, as it goes directly against one of the main bargaining issues, universal COVID-19 protections. | SEIU Local 73 is gearing up to strike on September 14. | At the moment, SEIU 73 does not know whether any of these out-of-…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/13/illinois…

Thirteen Killed in Colombia's Protests: Their Names
teleSUR, ce | telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-13
While Bogotá continues to be the scene of protests, 13 families mourn the killings of their youth and there are many reports of people who have been missing for more than 24 hours. | RELATED: | Colombia: Death Toll Rises to 13 in Protests Over Police Abuse | Demonstrations in and around Colombia's capital continue to leave victims, most by bulletwound. | For three consecutive nights, citizens have taken to the streets to express outrage at police brutality and the systemic viola…
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Woman Blinded by Chilean Police in 2019 Protests is Hospitalized
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-13
Fabiola Campillai, who was left blind after a Chilean Police (Carabineros) agent launched a teargas bomb to her face in 2019, was rushed to a hospital in Santiago to undergo surgery after suffering severe headaches. | RELATED: | Chilean Police Captain Arrested Over Blinding of Woman in 2019 | After being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital, Campillai, 37, "spilled liquid from her nose," her husband Marco Cornejo informed as he assured that she has a history…
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Nurses rally on day 1 of UIC strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-13
Chicago, IL – At noon on Saturday, September 12, 500 nurses and their supporters rallied at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Earlier that morning, Illinois Nurses Association members went on strike after months of UI Hospital refusing to negotiate on safe staffing. Nurses say that the hospital is unsafe without a limit to the number of patients per nurse. Other demands include adequate access to PPE (personal protective equipment). | SEIU 73 President Dian Palmer spoke at the rally and announced that their 4000 members at UIC would be joining the nurses on strike Monday.
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/12/nurses-r…

Mali: Opposition Rejects Military Coup Leaders' Transition Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-13
Mali's opposition, grouped in the M5-RFP coalition, Sunday rejected the transition plan agreed by the coup plotters and various political forces, because it leaves open the possibility that the military will continue at the head of power. | RELATED: | Mali: Military Forces Arrest President and Top Officials | The M5-RFP coalition led the protests against former president Ibrahim Boubacar's government. | "The agreement did not meet our demands. The interim president and the prime minis…
telesurenglish.net/news/mali-opposition-…

New Orleans trans community celebrates name change, housing victories, keeps up fight
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-13
New Orleans, LA- On the morning of September 12, trans activists and supporters gathered in front of New Orleans City Hall for a press conference and community update. Participants celebrated the trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people's victories of the summer, and talked about next steps. | Real Name Campaign NOLA organized the event, with House of Tulip in support. The Real Name Campaign is an organization fighting for accessible ID changes, like name changes and the "M" and "F" on IDs. Incorrect IDs insult TGNC people's dignity and expose us to discrimination. House of Tulip is creating sustainable hous…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/13/new-orle…

Social Leaders Honor Victims of Police Brutality in Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-13
Colombia's social leaders and activists Saturday paid tribute to the people who were killed in the latest demonstrations in Colombia against police brutality. | RELATED: | Thirteen Killed in Colombia's Protests: Their Names | The protests arose last week to reject the murder of lawyer Javier Ordoñez by police officers in Bogota. In the demonstrations, at least 13 people were killed, over 400 people were injured, and dozens were detained. | Saturday afternoon, dozens of people gathered at th…
telesurenglish.net/news/social-leaders-h…

Activists in Frankfurt ask authorities to receive refugees
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-13
At a march on September 9, activists demanded that Frankfurt authorities allow the entry of refugees from camps such as the Moria facility in Greece which was devastated in a fire…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/13/activists…

Senator John McCain: The 'Charlie Wilson' of Syria War
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
In an editorial [1] last week, Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, lambasted Donald Trump for canceling a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018 due to rain, and accused him of disparagingly mentioning military veterans …
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Is Nepal Skirting, Denying or Defying the COVID Pandemic?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting India's territorial claim on Kalapani, a spur of land at Nepal's furthest northwestern border subsided after a talk between their respective prime ministers. Then military skirmishes between India and China on their shared bo…
globalresearch.ca/nepal-skirting-denying…

COVID-19 lockdowns didn't help in reducing carbon emission: UN report
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-13
The report found that due to lockdowns, the daily level emissions of greenhouse gases decreased by 17% in April when compared to 2019. But, as the world went back to work, emissions rose and crossed last year's levels…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/13/covid-19-…

Lockdowns, Coronavirus, and Banks: Following the Money
Anthony J. Hall | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-13
It usually makes sense to follow the money when seeking understanding of almost any major change. The strategy of following the money in our current convergence of crises in late summer of 2020 leads us directly to the lockdowns. The lockdowns were first imposed on people in the Wuhan area of China. Then other populations …
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Multinational Companies Account For Nearly A Fifth Of Global CO2 Emissions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-13
Rome – The global supply chains of multinational companies such as BP, Coca-Cola and Walmart are responsible for nearly a fifth of climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study. | But the businesses outsource many of these emissions to poorer parts of the world by investing in production in developing countries, said researchers from University College London and China's Tianjin University. | Dabo Guan, the study's co-author, called the work the "first quantitative evidence" on the investment flows and carbon footprints of multinational enterprises (MNEs).
popularresistance.org/multinational-comp…

Anti-Racism Protests In UK As Police Officers Face Court In US
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-13
Anti-racism demonstrations took place across the UK on 11 September as the four officers charged over the killing of George Floyd in the US went on trial. | Protesters said they are determined to show that previous Black Lives Matter demonstrations were not "just a moment". | Mass protests were staged across the world after footage emerged of officers kneeling on the neck of Floyd, a Black man, killing him. | The four men are charged over the death, but it's understood they will push for separate trials in order to diminish their roles in the incident.
popularresistance.org/anti-racism-protes…

China: US Is 'Destroyer Of World Peace'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-13
A spokesman for China's defense ministry said on Sunday that the U.S. is the "destroyer of world peace" while criticizing a Pentagon report on Beijing's military goals. | The Associated Press reported that Col. Wu Qian called the Department of Defense report released earlier this month a "wanton distortion" of his nation's intentions. | "Many years of evidence shows that it is the U.S. that is the fomenter of regional unrest, the violator of the international order and the destroyer of world peace," he said, noting U.S. actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other countries, according to the news service.
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A Tale of Two Mass Gatherings: Sturgis 'Super Spreader' Bike Rally vs. Black Lives Matter 'Fiery but Mostly Peaceful' Protests
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-13
Judging by the way the media and medical authorities are reprimanding public events organized by right-leaning organizations, it appears beyond doubt that the coronavirus outbreak is being used as a political weapon to influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. | In early August, an estimated 460,000 motorcyclists took part in the annual pilgrimage to South Dakota. The Sturgis Biker Rally, which has been a major draw since 1938, is a 10-day event that generates hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, much of it made on alcohol-fueled fun and revelry. In other words, as the party poopers would sa…
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Remembering David Graeber
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-13
David Graeber, who died tragically last week at the age of 59, was, as everyone knows, an anarchist. He didn't like to wear it as an identity, as should be very obvious from his Twitter bio ('I see anarchism as something you do not an identity so don't call me the anarchist anthropologist'), but anarchism was the foundation of his politics. | He was also a friend of mine. When I was first introduced to him, I probably reacted like I was meeting Beyonce. I was a huge fan of his work — when I was doing my masters in African Studies I picked up a copy of Debt, and I credit reading it with renewing my interest…
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OSHA Fines Smithfield Foods For 'Failing To Protect Employees'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-13
The Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, which was the epicenter of one of the nation's largest coronavirus hotspots in April, has been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor. | The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday that it was fining the Smithfield Packaged Meats Corporation for $13,494 for "failing to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus," a news release states. The fine is the maximum amount allowed by law. | At least 1,294 Smithfield employees contracted coronavirus, and four employees died from the virus, the release states.
popularresistance.org/osha-fines-smithfi…

Is Trump Planning a Coup d'État?
Sasha Abramsky | zcomm.org | 2020-09-13
Many observers–including Republicans–worry that he is. They're organizing now to stop him. Given the administration's record of embracing "numerous corrupt and authoritarian practices," huge numbers of Americans must be ready to take to the streets…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/is-trump-planning-…

Costs of War
David Vine | zcomm.org | 2020-09-13
After 9/11 Attacks, U.S. Wars Displaced at Least 37 Million People Around the World…
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Is the Left responsible for post-truth politics?
Bob Brecher | zcomm.org | 2020-09-13
Embracing relativism is disastrous; it's one reason we have governments of idiots proud of their idiocy…
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We Must Take The Vaccine Industry Into Public Ownership
Alex Lawson | zcomm.org | 2020-09-13
Only by taking the vaccine industry into full public ownership, with small "d" democratic controls in place, can we provide an internationalized response to this and future pandemics that properly recognizes vaccines as a global public good…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-must-take-the-v…

This Is a Climate Emergency. We Need More Than Half-Measures from Democrats
Basav Sen | zcomm.org | 2020-09-13
How to get the Democrats' climate policy from "better than the Republicans" to "sufficient to save the planet."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/this-is-a-climate-…

Sunday 9/13: The Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S
Dolores Perez Heilbron | indybay.org | 2020-09-13
Zoom lecture online from First Unitarian Unviersalist Society of San Francisco – Humanist & Non-Theist group.
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Tuesday 10/20: Visualizing Abolition: A Conversation with Angela Y. Davis and Gina Dent
Institute of the Arts and Sciences, UCSC | indybay.org | 2020-09-13
Online…
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Thursday 9/17: 'Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote'
Piedmont Diversity Film Series | indybay.org | 2020-09-13
Zoom from your own home…
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Thursday 9/17: Dear Beloved: Music & Storytelling with SOL Development & BE-IMAGINATIVE
KQED | indybay.org | 2020-09-13
Online/Virtual Event…
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Tuesday 10/6: Frank Wilderson III: Afropessimism
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-09-13
Online webinar…
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Wednesday 9/23: Obi Kaufmann: The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-09-13
Online webinar…
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Tuesday 9/29: Juan Felipe Herrera & Naomi Shihab Nye: Every Day We're More Illegal
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-09-13
Online webinar…
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Wednesday 9/23: Imagine Freedom: Art Works for Abolition
KQED | indybay.org | 2020-09-13
Online/Virtual Event…
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9/14/20 Trump Fund Raises in Cal While Learning of Fire Damage
Follow the Money | indybay.org | 2020-09-13
On 9/14/20, Republican Trump plans to land in Sacramento to be briefed on fire damage which has caused most of us to choke on the smoke for 28 days. Since he is cutting his staff's salaries, this can only be a fundraising trip to a wealthy state where he has no chance of winning Electoral College votes. See abc7news.com/trump-to-visit-fire-ravaged…
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Iran-China-Russia joint exercise to influence World' equation
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) –Referring to an upcoming Iran, China, China, and Russia joint exercise, Iran's Navy Commander said that this 3 world powers' joint effort conveys the message that they are capable to influence the equations of the World.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163423/Iran-China-R…

Rouhani hails nation's resistance against challenges
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — President Hassan Rouhani hailed the Iranian nation's resistance against the current challenges, stressing the need to continue the health protocols amid pandemic.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163463/Rouhani-hail…

Two injured in bomb blast in western Kabul
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Two people were injured in a bomb blast in the capital of Afghanistan on Sunday, said an official.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163473/Two-injured-…

1,044 centrifuges enriching uranium in Fordow: AEOI chief
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Chief of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Sunday said that 1,044 centrifuges are enriching uranium in Fordow Nuclear Facility.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163477/1-044-centri…

Iran gives Turkey 10 suggestions to ease mutual trade
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — In a video conference, the Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) gave Turkish deputy trade minister 10 suggestions for easing and expanding the mutual ties between Tehran and Istanbul.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163461/Iran-gives-T…

Iran has largest artificial intelligence companies in region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Iran's Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said that Iran has the largest knowledge-based companies in the field of artificial intelligence in the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163455/Iran-has-lar…

Authority of air defense shown to enemies in military drill
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said that the enemies of the Islamic Republic realized Iran's air defense power in the Zolfaghar-99 military exercise.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163476/Authority-of…

Azerbaijani clerics condemn Charlie Hebdo's blasphemous move
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — The clergymen of the Republic of Azerbaijan have held a rally to condemn French weekly Charlie Hebdo's republication of blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
en.mehrnews.com/news/163446/Azerbaijani-…

Mehran border terminal operational on all weekdays: official
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — The trade activities at Mehran border terminal, in the western Iranian borders with Iraq, have increased from four days to all weekdays.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163449/Mehran-borde…

Tehran, Bishkek discuss expansion of economic ties
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — The ambassadors of Iran and Kyrgyzstan to Russia met in Moscow on Sunday to discuss bilateral ties between Tehran and Bishkek.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163457/Tehran-Bishk…

Iran freestyle league to kick off Oct. 1
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Iran's freestyle wrestling league will start on October 1 with Tehran as the host of the first round.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163471/Iran-freesty…

Resistance Intl. Film Festival announces entry names
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival has announced the names of the films in the event's festivals sections.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163454/Resistance-I…

French Police tussle with yellow vest protesters in Paris
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — French police arrested more than 250 yellow vest protesters in Paris who were seeking to revive an anti-government movement on Saturday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163466/French-Polic…

VIDEO: People of Kermanshah deplore blasphemy against Prophet
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — People of the western Iranian city of Kermanshah held demonstrations on Sunday to condemn French weekly Charlie Hebdo's republication of blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
en.mehrnews.com/news/163469/VIDEO-People…

New academic year officially kicks off across Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — New academic year officially kicked off on Sunday morning in a ceremony held in the presence of Minister of Science, Research, and Technology, Health Minister, Vice President for Science and Technology in Tehran University.
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Hashd al-Sha'abi launches anti-ISIL operation in Al Anbar
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi launched an extensive anti-ISIL operation near the Syrian border in Al Anbar Governorate.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163460/Hashd-al-Sha…

Trump 'certainly' after using Afghan peace for re-election
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — A former Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan believes that US President Donald Trump is trying to use the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha as a card in the November election.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163448/Trump-certai…

Three Iranian animations screened at French cinemas
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-13
TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Three Iranian animations were screened in the form of a feature film entitled "The Crow and the Amazing Sparrow" in French cinemas.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163465/Three-Irania…

Funding to assess the impact of digital sepsis monitoring system on saving lives
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-13
Researchers have been awarded over £800,000 to review the impact of a digital alert system to monitor patients with sepsis at NHS hospitals.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204033/funding-assess-impact-digital-sepsis-monitoring

UK must act fast to stop coronavirus cases growing exponentially, says government adviser
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
The UK needs to act fast to stop coronavirus (Covid-19) cases growing out of control, with a delay of even a few days potentially "dangerous", according to an academic who advises the government.Peter Openshaw, professor of experimental medicine, Imperial College London, said a "trickle" of cases can turn into a "cascade".Increase in cases in care homes: His comments come as concerns grow over an increase in coronavirus cases in care homes. It's prompting the government to send an alert to care providers to highlight the rising rates and to call for action. | The letter, which was sent on Friday 11 Septemb…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Boris Johnson's Brexit plans under mounting criticism from across the spectrum
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
Boris Johnson is facing mounting criticism over his legislation overriding his Brexit deal, as leaders from across the political spectrum attacked the threat to … | Read more | By The Canary
Boris Johnson is facing mounting criticism over his legislation overriding his Brexit deal, as leaders from across the political spectrum attacked the threat to break international law. | Senior Conservatives were not…
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Boris Johnson's Brexit plans under mounting criticism from across the spectrum
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
Boris Johnson is facing mounting criticism over his legislation overriding his Brexit deal, as leaders from across the political spectrum attacked the threat to break international law. | Senior Conservatives were not backing down on their rebellion against the prime minister's plans despite his warning that Brussels could "carve up our country" without his new Bill. | Cross-party criticism: | Former prime ministers John Major and Tony Blair united to urge MPs to reject the legislation. They said it imperils the Irish peace process, trade negotiations and the UK's integrity. | Keir Starmer accused Johnson…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/09/1…

UK must act fast to stop coronavirus cases growing exponentially, says government adviser
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
The warning comes as concerns grow over an increase in Covid-19 cases in care homes. | By The Canary
The UK needs to act fast to stop coronavirus (Covid-19) cases growing out of control, with a delay of even a few days potentially "dangerous", according to an academic who advises the government.Peter Openshaw, professor of experimental medicine, Imperial College London, said a "trickle" of cases can turn into a "cascade".Increase in cases in care homes: His comments come as concerns grow over an increase in coronavirus cases in care homes. It's p…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Rural and Native Communities Are Hard Hit by COVID-Era Food Insecurity
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-13
Nonie Woolf, a retired public health nutritionist and chair of Food Access and Sustainability Team Blackfeet, is excited. By October, she says, the program's ≈å ¥y≈ç ¥‚Ä¢·πó ¥ on Whe…
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Michael Bloomberg to spend $100 million in Florida to help elect Joe Biden
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who spent $1 billion on his 2020 Democratic presidential bid before dropping out, plans to inject at least $100 million to help Democrat Joe Biden's effort against Republican President Donald Trump in the important swing state of Florida.The decision comes as Trump's initial financial supremacy over former Vice President Biden earlier this year has largely evaporated after high spending from the campaign and a surge in fundraising by Democrats.Florida is one of the biggest prizes on Election Day, and it is also the most expensive of the expected battlegrounds in which to campaign. B…
yenisafak.com/en/world/michael-bloomberg…

Landslides in Nepal kill 12 people, at least 21 missing
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said.Ten people were killed and 21 are missing after a massive landslide swept away homes and people in Barahbise, 100 km (62 miles) east of Kathmandu near the border with the Tibet region of China, Nepali government official Murari Wasti said.Two others died in a landslide in Baglung in the northwest.Both landslides struck the villages before dawn and people could not escape to safety, rescuers said."Rescuers are looking for those who are missing," Wasti told Reuters.The latest…
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Greek PM welcomes return of Turkish vessel to base, calls it 'positive first step'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday the return of Turkish survey vessel Oruc Reis back to its southern province of Atntalya was a positive first step to ease tensions with Turkey over offshore natural resources."The return of Oruc Reis is a positive first step, I hope there will be continuity. We want to talk with Turkey but in a climate without provocations," Mitsotakis told reporters in Thessaloniki.He said dialogue is the only way to tackle the sole problem between the two countries – the delimitation of maritime zones."The first step (by Turkey) will be the prologue of an improving situati…
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UAE's Bin Zayed AI university, Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science sign MOU
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
The United Arab Emirates' Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence and Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science have signed a memorandum of understanding "to work together across a range of fields," the UAE's WAM news agency reported on Sunday.The accord is the first of its kind to be signed between two higher education institutes from the UAE and Israel, it added. "The aim is to advance the development and use of artificial intelligence as a tool for progress," it said.
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Afghans see hope on horizon as peace talks commence
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
The launch of the direct talks for peace in Afghanistan has left many in this conflict-riddled nation caught between curiosity and cautious optimism.Extraordinarily vigilant security was what many Afghans in the bustling capital of Kabul noticed as they began their work week Saturday. Thursdays and Fridays are weekends in Afghanistan.The day talks began, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a meeting of the Security High Command with the army and intelligence chiefs and other key officials. "Serious attention should be paid for the security of highways," he said, according to a statement by his office.
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China calls Hong Kong people arrested at sea 'separatists'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
The 12 Hong Kong people arrested at sea by mainland authorities last month were separatists, a spokeswoman for China's foreign ministry said on Sunday, in response to her U.S. counterpart's characterisation of the arrest as a deterioration of human rights.The comment came a day after relatives of the detainees held a news conference in Hong Kong demanding the urgent return of the 12 who were intercepted by the Guangdong coast guard on Aug. 23 on a boat bound for Taiwan.Donning masks and hats to shield their identities, they made their first public appeal for help and information on their relatives' plight, pleadi…
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S.Korea eases social distancing for two weeks ahead of major holiday
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
The government has lifted a ban on onsite dining after 9 p.m. though still requires restaurants and cafes to restrict seating and record patrons' names and contact details.While leisure facilities such as gyms and internet cafes are also allowed to reopen, under so-called phase two restrictions, indoor gatherings are limited to 50 people and outdoor gatherings to 100, while spectators are banned from sporting events.Health authorities said the easing would contribute toward a reopening of the economy, before returning to tougher guidelines for two weeks again from Sept. 28 during the Chuseok holiday."After a comp…
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Saudi-led planes strike Houthi rebel positions in Sanaa
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
The Saudi-led coalition launched 11 airstrikes on positions of Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, the Shia group said.Five airstrikes targeted the vicinity of the Sanaa airport, while other attacks targeted northern and central Sanaa, the Houthi-run Saba news agency said, citing a security source.It remains unclear whether the attacks had resulted in any casualties.The Saudi-led coalition has yet to comment on the report.Sunday's airstrikes came as Houthi rebels have stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi territories in recent days.Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014, wh…
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Italian government, students brace for school reopening
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Schools in Italy will reopen on Monday after six months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a key test for the fragile ruling coalition led by premier Giuseppe Conte ahead of regional elections later this month.In a brief televised message to students, teachers and parents on Sunday, Conte tried to address concerns over a possible jump in coronavirus infections with the restart of school activities, as divisions persist among regions over safety measures put in place by the government."There will be difficulties and hardship, especially in the beginning," Conte said, praising students, families and tea…
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At least 100,000 protesters gather in Belarusian capital, police detain 250
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
At least 100,000 Belarusian anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Minsk on Sunday, a Reuters eyewitness said, and police detained around 250 people, the Interfax news agency cited the Interior Ministry as saying.Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko is facing a groundswell of public anger after declaring a landslide win at last month's presidential election that his opponents say was rigged. Lukashenko denies these allegations.
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Iran's confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 400,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran rose by 2,089 to 402,029, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Sunday, as the country reported 128 new deaths in the past 24 hours.Sima Sadat Lari said the official death toll stood at 23,157 in Iran, one of the worst-hit countries in the Middle East.
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Muslim scholars union condemns Quran burning in Sweden
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has condemned the burning of a copy of the holy Quran in Sweden.In a statement, the Doha-based union lamented violations against Muslims and their holy sites and books in a number of European and Asian countries."We did not hear any condemnation of these acts from different groups that claim defending freedoms and respect of symbols, religions and holy sites, or an action by these countries against those who carry out these heinous and aggressive acts," the union said.On Thursday, the Danish far-right group Hard Line (Stram Kurs) burned a copy of the Muslim holy…
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Czech Republic sees record rise in virus cases for third straight day
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
The Czech Republic reported its largest single-day increase in new coronavirus infections for a third straight day on Sunday, recording 1,541 cases, according to Health Ministry data.It was the fifth day in a row with new infections above 1,000 as the country of 10.7 million sees a surge in cases that is among the fastest in the European Union. The government has tightened rules requiring face mask use but aims to avoid harsh lockdowns.
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Australia defends intelligence raids as spat with China escalates
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Sunday defended the government's right to intelligence raids to prevent foreign interference, after China condemned searches on the homes of its journalists working in Australia.Dutton declined to directly confirm that the Chinese journalists were questioned by Australia's intelligence agency in June, saying an investigation was still underway, but said there was some "activity" by the country's intelligence agency."Where (the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) has sufficient grounds for the execution of a search warrant, or for activities otherwise, t…
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Anadolu Efes player tests positive for coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
A player from Turkish basketball team Anadolu Efes has tested positive for coronavirus, the club confirmed on Sunday. | Efes said that the infected player, whose identity was not disclosed, has been isolated at home, and the treatment process has begun. | Based in Istanbul, Efes have won the Turkish Super League 14 times. | This year's season, whose first half will be held behind closed doors, is kicking off on Sept. 26.
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Hamas chief visits southern Lebanon after 27 years
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
By Mahmut GeldiBEIRUT (AA) – Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh visited Nabatieh, in southern Lebanon on Saturday, where Israel placed him in exile in 1992.Haniyeh visited the town of Marj al-Zohour, where he and 400 other Hamas members and the Islamic Jihad Movement stayed in exile, Hamas said in a statement.Describing the period of exile as a stage that accomplished a strategic transformation in the history of the Hamas and the Palestinian people, Haniyeh said: "That period laid the groundwork for the basis of relations between resistance movements and some regional countries."A common history was written in…
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Muslim scholars union forbids normalization with Israel
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on Sunday forbade any normalization of relations with the Israeli occupation authorities.In a statement, IUMS Secretary-General Ali al-Qaradaghi said normalization emboldens Israel to continue its decades-long occupation of the Palestinian lands."Normalization with the occupiers of Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem is forbidden and is considered a treason," he said.Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa Mosque is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It annexed the entire city in 1980 in a move never recognized by the international commun…
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China's security stakes 'will calm border strain'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
China's "aggressive" posturing in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region against India in the past four months is linked to security of its borders and a "clear break from its past," experts say.Beijing has reportedly adopted a multi-pronged strategy: unleashing massive military drills along the border with India, critical reporting and editorials in state-run media against India and an aggressive diplomatic stance. Rana Mitter, director at the University of Oxford China Centre, says China is "feeling under pressure" vis-à -vis its borders."[China] is keen to secure its border areas," the British historian and pol…
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Turkey rescues 14 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
A coast guard team was dispatched off the coast of Marmaris in Mugla province after learning that the South African asylum seekers were stranded on a boat.The asylum seekers said that when they reached Rhodes Island, Greek coast guard teams damaged their boat and pushed them into Turkish territorial waters.After routine checks, the asylum seekers were sent to the provincial migration authority.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.Turkey has repeatedly condemned Greece's illegal practice of pushing back a…
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Oman welcomes Bahrain's initiative to normalise ties with Israel
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Oman welcomes Bahrain's decision to normalise relations with Israel, Oman state TV reported on Sunday."The Sultanate welcomes the initiative taken by the sisterly kingdom of Bahrain," the channel said on its Twitter account.Oman hopes "this new strategic path taken by some Arab countries will contribute to bringing about a peace based on an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and on establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital," it added….
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Ferrari celebrate 1,000th race with pride, pain and a Schumacher
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Ferrari celebrated their 1,000th Formula One world championship race on Sunday with passion, pride and pain — and a Schumacher as Michael's son Mick drove his father's 2014 car around the team's Mugello circuit.Ferrari, the only team to have competed in every season since the first in 1950, have won more races and championships than any other.Schumacher senior brought them five titles in a row from 2000-04, with most of his record 91 wins secured in red overalls.The team that crowned Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Niki Lauda and Jody Scheckter over the decades are suf…
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Coronavirus claims over 1,200 lives in Brazil, Mexico
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Brazil reported 814 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, while Mexico saw 421 over the past 24 hours, health authorities said Sunday.In Brazil, the third worst-hit country in the world after India with the highest number of cases, the death toll reached 131,210, while confirmed cases to date surpassed 4.15 million with 33,523 new infections.According to the Brazilian Health Ministry, over 3.55 million people have so far recovered from the virus in the Latin American country.With a population of over 211 million, Brazil is seen as the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the region.Brazil's vibrant financi…
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Scores arrested at protests in Australia's coronavirus hotspot
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Police in Australia's Victoria state arrested 74 people and fined 176 for breaching public health orders as scattered protests against a weeks-long coronavirus lockdown continued for a second straight day across Melbourne.A riot squad marched through fruit and vegetable stalls at the city's landmark, the Queen Victoria market, before the scuffling with protesters erupted, with some people throwing fruit at the police, television footage showed.Victoria Police said in a statement that there were between 200 and 250 people involved in the protests, but there were no immediately known injuries to the police."It was…
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Netanyahu sees direct Israel-Bahrain flights after normalisation deal
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
A deal establishing relations between Israel and Bahrain will result in direct flights between the countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday."There will be brisk and direct air traffic between the countries," he said in remarks to the Israeli cabinet, a transcript of which was issued by his office.
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Virus cases, casualties rise in Eurasia, Central Asia
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-13
Over 3,900 new cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 80 fatalities were reported across several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Sunday.- UkraineUkraine continues to report the highest numbers in the region, with 2,476 more COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths recorded over the past 24 hours.The overall case count in the country stands at 154,335, including 3,178 fatalities and 68,893 recoveries, which increased by 547 over the past day, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.- GeorgiaIn Georgia, 152 more coronavirus cases raised the total to 2,268.Recoveries increased by six to reach 1,369, while the…
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Cummings now wants to roll back human rights laws. He's out of control
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
The Telegraph has reported that Boris Johnson's government is set to 'opt out' of human rights laws. This is, of course, part of Brexit. … | Read more | By Steve Topple
The Telegraph has reported that Boris Johnson's government is set to 'opt out' of human rights laws. This is, of course, part of Brexit. It also appears to have Dominic Cummings'…
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Cummings now wants to roll back human rights laws. He's out of control
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
The Telegraph has reported that Boris Johnson's government is set to 'opt out' of human rights laws. This is, of course, part of Brexit. It also appears to have Dominic Cummings' hands all over it. But the reality is that even under EU rules, successive Tory governments flouted them anyway. | Human rights under threat?: | On Sunday 13 September, the Telegraph said that the UK government was pl…
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Reality Check: Is Trump a Stooge of Putin?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-13
Donald Trump's unorthodox approach to the conduct of diplomatic relations has been a persistent thorn in the side of America's national security establishment for the last four years. Like a typical American, he regards America's allies, like Boris Johnson, Emmanuel …
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Is BP Finally Committing to Ambitious Climate Action—or About to Fool Us Twice? Five Things to Look For in Its Climate Strategy
Peter Frumhoff | commondreams.org | 2020-09-13
"The climate cannot afford further corporate PR, deception, and delay," writes Frumhoff. (Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Loudest Voices Make the Greatest Changes
Michael Winship | commondreams.org | 2020-09-13
Playwright and screenwriter Richard Wesley on Black Lives Matter, Black Power, Trump and the noise from the balcony.
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How a US Army Whistleblower Revealed 'the Apparatus of a Police State'
Sarah Cords | commondreams.org | 2020-09-13
Soldiers with the Mississippi National Guard watch a crowd of protesters at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 6, 2020. (Photo: The National Guard/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As another local lockdown looms, the Tory government is failing Wales
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-09-13
On Monday 14 September, wearing face masks "in indoor public places across Wales" will become compulsory. The announcement comes as Wales faces the possibility … | Read more | By Peadar O'Cearnaigh
On Monday 14 September, wearing face masks "in indoor public places across Wales" will become compulsory. The announcement comes as Wales faces the possib…
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Gov't silent as climate change unfolds
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-12
From megafires, extreme heat waves, summer snow storms and hurricanes, millions across the United States are witnessing the effects of climate change first hand.
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Wildfires turn US West Coast into an apocalyptic hellhole
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
As with the criminal mishandling of COVID-19, the mass devastation wrought by the wildfires further exposes the complete inability of capitalism to address any social problem.
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Wildfires devastate US West Coast
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
As with the criminal mishandling of COVID-19, the mass devastation wrought by the wildfires further exposes the complete inability of capitalism to address any social problem.
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Wildfires devastate US West Coast
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
As with the criminal mishandling of COVID-19, the mass devastation wrought by the wildfires exposes the complete inability of capitalism to address any social problem.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/west…

Clear-Cuts: Cause Hot Catastrophic Wildfires
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-12
Pack billions of the same-age trees close together, wait for dry-lightning or another ignition source, and you have an unnatural firebomb. The cause of thousands of annual catastrophic hot fires around the world are tree farms created by timber industry clear-cutting and fire suppression to prevent timber inventory loss. | I have seen it happen. About five years ago, driving home on Interstate 5 North of Lake Shasta, a dry-lightning storm began. It looked like the finger of God came down as lightning struck a conifer and it burst into smoke.
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Oregon Can't Fight Wildfires Because Its Helicopters Were Sent To Afghanistan
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-12
More than half a million Oregonians have been forced to flee their homes, as wildfires continue to ravage the West Coast of the United States. Amid record-breaking temperatures, the wildfires, which have charred one million acres of land, have caused the sky to turn a terrifying shade of red, with many comparing it to Mars, hell, or the apocalypse. Air quality in Portland, the state's largest city, is currently the lowest in the world, below even that of infamously polluted cities like Delhi and Beijing.
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"This Is Climate Change"
Leah Stokes | zcomm.org | 2020-09-12
West Coast Fires Scorch Millions of Acres & Blot Out the Sun…
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Oregon Police Beg Public to Stop Calling In False Reports Blaming Antifa for Wildfires
Robert Mackey | zcomm.org | 2020-09-12
False claims that antifascists are starting forest fires have been spread by supporters of President Donald Trump…
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Thousands still homeless after Greek refugee camp fire
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-12
Two fires at a notoriously overcrowded camp on Lesbos were said to have been deliberately started by some residents. | By The Canary
Thousands of refugees have spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos. It comes after successive fires destroyed a notoriously overcrowded refugee camp during a coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.Officials claim some camp residents deliberately started the blazes on 8-9 September. They were angry over authorities imposing quarantine and isolation orders after 35 people in the Moria camp tested pos…
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Thousands still homeless after Greek refugee camp fire
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-12
Thousands of refugees have spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos. It comes after successive fires destroyed a notoriously overcrowded refugee camp during a coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.Officials claim some camp residents deliberately started the blazes on 8-9 September. They were angry over authorities imposing quarantine and isolation orders after 35 people in the Moria camp tested positive for coronavirus.With the camp gutted, the morning of Saturday 12 September found men, women and children sleeping under improvised shelters made of reed stalks, blankets and salvaged tents…
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America's Current Jobs 'Great Depression'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-12
"Two well-known and highly respected mainstream economists, Carmen Reinhart, a chief economist for the World Bank, and Vincent Reinhart, chief economist for Morgan Stanley bank, have recently published an article in the widely read capitalist source, Foreign Affairs, entitled 'The Pandemic Depression'. Arguing primarily from a global perspective, the economists have concluded the US economy as of the 3rd quarter 2020 is not merely now experiencing a 'great recession' but now qualifies as another Great Depression.
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Julian Assange: The Trial of the Century
RT | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-12
George Galloway makes cystal clear what is a no-brainer: Julian Assange revealing war crimes is the real reason for extradition. Unable to be convicted for journalism, he stands accused of trumped-up charges in what is the trial of the century.
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The Assange Trial, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-12
The most powerful government in the world is currently conducting a prosecution to protect its right to lie to the public about the evil things that it does, and somehow the public isn't shaking the earth with unmitigated rage about this. | ~ | "Assange isn't a journalist! He has an agenda!" | Every journalist in the world has an agenda. It just happens that most journalists have fame, wealth and esteem as their agenda while Assange's agenda is, in his own words, "crushing bastards". | It's crazy how there are still people who try to claim Assange isn't a journalist. He is, and it's not even debatable. Publishing…
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The Assange Trial, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-12
~ | "Assange isn't a journalist! He has an agenda!" | Every journalist in the world has an agenda. It just happens that most journalists have fame, wealth and esteem as their agenda while Assange's agenda is, in his own words, "crushing bastards". | It's crazy how there are still people who try to claim Assange isn't a journalist. He is, and it's not even debatable. Publishing information that informs the public about what's going on in the world is exactly the thing that journalism is. | ~ | The mainstream press have been far, far less critical of immensely powerful world-dominating government agencies than they…
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Rubberhose Cryptography and the Idea Behind Wikileaks: Julian Assange as a Physics Student
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-12
Niraj LAL | "There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy." — Joseph Pulitzer | The last dinner that Julian Assange had in relative freedom, 18 June 2012, was takeaway pizza and cheap red wine with a couple of the Wikileaks team and myself in a small flat in London, discussing possible trajectories of American politics for the coming decade. The next morning he walked into the Ecuadorian Embassy to claim political asylum; he hasn't seen sunlight unguarded since. | I first met Julian in the Redmond Barry Physics L…
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Rubberhose Cryptography and the Idea Behind Wikileaks: Julian Assange as a Physics Student
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-12
Niraj LAL | The last dinner that Julian Assange had in relative freedom, 18 June 2012, was takeaway pizza and cheap red wine with a couple of the Wikileaks team and myself in a small flat in London, discussing possible trajectories of American politics for the coming decade. The next morning he walked into the Ecuadorian Embassy to claim political asylum; he hasn't seen sunlight unguarded since. | I first met Julian in the Redmond Barry Physics Lecture Theatre ten years earlier, in 2002, on our first day at the University of Melbourne. The lecturer, the affable Professor Geoff Opat with curly hair and thick-rimme…
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Assange extradition hearings see the defence expose the real reasons for his prosecution
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-09-12
Formal hearings for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange commenced on Monday 7 September 2020. Over three days, the defence fielded witnesses and … | Read more | By Tom Coburg
Formal hearings for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange commenced on Monday…
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The U.S. Is Borrowing Its Way to Fascism
Richard D. Wolff | zcomm.org | 2020-09-12
Today's crisis-ridden capitalist economy is more dependent on credit than at any time in the system's history…
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DHS Head Chad Wolf adopts language of war in threats against Portland protesters
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-09-12
The phrase "all options on the table" is largely used in politics as a code phrase conveying the most extreme violence imaginable, without having to explicitly state it. Now it's being used against American citizens.
mronline.org/2020/09/12/dhs-head-chad-wo…

Amazon uses former government agents to spy on workers
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
A number of recent exposures confirm that Amazon has established its own secret internal intelligence agency to spy on its workforce.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/amaz…

Now West should sit on its backside, shut up, and listen to "the others"!
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-12
We were always told what to think; what is correct and what is wrong. By the white dudes living in or coming from Europe and North America. They knew everything. They were the most qualified. When I write "white," I don't mean just their race or color of their skin. To me, "white" is their …
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Grandson of overthrown Chilean President Salvador Allende defends Venezuela against US coup attempt
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-12
The grandson of Chile's former elected socialist President Salvador Allende, who was toppled in a 1973 CIA-orchestrated military coup, has lived in Venezuela for 10 years. The Grayzone's Ben Norton interviewed Pablo Sepúlveda Allende in Caracas. Sepúlveda Allende spoke about the many similarities between the democratic revolutions in Chile and Venezuela, and why he thinks …
thegrayzone.com/2020/09/12/grandson-salv…

Part I: The Unannounced Death Of The Green New Deal
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-12
You could say that the Green New Deal died when the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force recommendations came through, or perhaps that was the moment we knew that the Jemez Principles and the principles of a Just Transition had been abandoned more than a year before? Perhaps they were abandoned shortly after John Washington's straight forward, perfectly articulated warning to New Consensus? Or perhaps they were abandoned as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey prepared the Green New Deal resolution with it's "clean" and "net zero" language replacing the language of fossil fuel phase outs and 100% Renewables?
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[Editorial] Global collaboration for health: rhetoric versus reality
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-09-12
The 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) opens on Sept 15, 2020. Being held remotely for the first time, the meeting will inevitably be dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, but other issues on the agenda that have resonance for global health include the climate crisis, peace, disarmament, and humanitarian assistance. Underpinning this year's agenda is the UN theme of multilateralism, under the banner "The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism".
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Scientists Claim to Have Solved Mystery of Canaanite Palace Abandoned 3,700 Years Ago
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-12
Canaanites is a term used to describe various indigenous populations that lived throughout the regions of the Southern Levant, in what is today known as Israel, Jordan and territories belonging to the Palestinians. From 500 BC, ancient Greeks also used the name to describe people later known as Phoenicians.
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Colombia: Indigenous Leader and His Daughter Killed in Cauca
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-12
Colombia's National Indigenous Organization (ONIC) Friday denounced the murder of indigenous leader Oliverio Conejo and his daughter Emy Yaqueline in the Totoro municipality, Cauca department. | RELATED: | Colombia: Ex-FARC Combatant Assassinated in Antioquia | "We denounce the assassination of the Health Service Provider Institution (IPS) coordinator Oliverio Conejo and his daughter. He was the leader of the Totoroes indigenous reservation in Cauca," ONIC tweeted. | The activist and his…
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Manufacturing Disgrace: Reuters Distorts Chevron v. Donziger
Joe Emersberger | commondreams.org | 2020-09-12
The lawyer of Ecuadorean people affected by Texaco-Chevron, Steven Donziger, gestures during a press conference on March 19, 2014 in Quito. (Photo: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Climate Emergency Overdrive: Our Age of Compound Disasters as 10% of Oregon Is Evacuated, California Burns, and Louisiana Sinks
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-09-12
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tours area destroyed by North Complex fire on Friday, September 11, 2020. (Photo: ABC7 News/Screengrab) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela: US Ex-Marine Caught Spying on Oil Refineries
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-12
A U.S. former marine and spy who had been spying on the Amuay and Cardon refineries was captured in the Venezuelan state of Falcon on Thursday. | RELATED: | Venezuela: Commission Announces Contingency Plan for Fuel Supply | Speaking on the twelfth anniversary of the youth wing of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, the JPSUV, President Nicolas Maduro said the captured individual had served a function at CIA bases in Iraq and was found with weapons and a large sum of cash.
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'You cannot lecture us on humanity,' Erdogan tells Macron
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-12
Recalling France's massacres in Algeria and Rwanda, the Turkish president said the French president "cannot lecture us on humanity."Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks came at a symposium held on Democracy and Freedom Island against coup.In a direct reference to President Emmanuel Macron, Erdogan said "You [Macron] have no knowledge of history. You do not know the history of France.""You cannot lecture us on humanity," he added, recalling the massacres in Algeria where some 1 million people were killed and in Rwanda where 800,000 people were murdered."Do not mess with Turkey and Turkish people," Erdogan added.Earlier…
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Biden Urged to Adopt a Good Neighbor Policy Toward Latin America
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2020-09-12
Progressive groups see the need to push a new administration to make a positive contribution to the well-being of people throughout the hemisphere…
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Our Capitalist Economy's Dependence on Credit Is Driving Us Toward Fascism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-12
This article was produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | Viewing the GOP convention seemed a little like binge-watching the last several years' parade of none-too-subtle signs of incipient fascism. We saw extreme nationalism, scapegoating immigrants and foreigners in general, white supremacy, "strong (narcissistic)-man" government, aggressive foreign policies, and hysterical red-baiting.
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Palestine recalls its ambassador to Bahrain
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-12
Palestine on Friday recalled its ambassador to Manama shortly after Bahrain signed an agreement to restore ties with Israel. Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malik "summoned the ambassador in Manama to consult and discuss the necessary steps towards the normalization agreement," according to a statement.Israel and Bahrain agreed to establish full diplomatic relations on Friday in a second breakthrough between Israel and its Arab neighbors after it normalized ties with the United Arab Emirates last month.The latest agreement was finalized during a telephone call between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahra…
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Russia: Nord Stream 2 vs. Poisoning of Alexei Navalny
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-12
Wednesday, 2 September, all German TV channels, mainstream media were focused unilaterally on the alleged Novichok poisoning of Russian opposition critic, Alexei Navalny. This "breaking-news" poison discovery was made in Germany two weeks after he has been flown from Tomsk in Siberia to Moscow, when he fell ill on the plane and the airliner had …
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Trump's Broken Promises to His Voters—He Didn't Deliver!
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-09-12
President Donald Trump whispers with Vice President Mike Pence as members of the coronavirus task force speak during a briefing in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Monday, April 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Plays Both Sides Against the Middle
Reese Erlich | commondreams.org | 2020-09-12
President Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 23, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Scheer Intelligence: Trump Is The Sweaty Armpit Of Monopoly Capitalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-12
Over the past several decades, the largest corporations have absorbed and destroyed all opposition–big and small–and slowly come to play a role in every aspect of Americans' lives. That's the central argument of journalist David Dayen's latest book, Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power. On this week's installment of Scheer Intelligence, the American Prospect editor joins host Robert Scheer to discuss how corporations peddle the idea that consumers have the "freedom" to buy whatever they want in order to distract the public as their rights are increasingly eroded.
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La Riva/Freeman gain ballot access in Rhode Island
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-12
As of Sept. 11, Rhode Island becomes the 15th state to welcome socialist candidates Gloria La Riva and Sunil Freeman to the ballot for the United States presidential election on Nov. 3. This ballot access was achieved by obtaining close to 1,600 signatures — 600 more than the state's requirement. Petetioners at Kennedy plaza bus …
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La Riva/Freeman gain ballot access in Rhode Island
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-12
As of Sept. 11, Rhode Island becomes the 15th state to welcome socialist candidates Gloria La Riva and Sunil Freeman to the ballot for the United States presidential election on Nov. 3. This ballot access was achieved by obtaining close to 1,600 signatures — 600 more than the state's requirement. Petitioners at Kennedy plaza bus …
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Sunday 9/20: Devastating Climate Change–Socialist Feminist Solutions to Save Mother Earth
Freedom Socialist Party | indybay.org | 2020-09-12
Online via Zoom. | Please register in advance: http: //bit.ly/Ecosocialist_Solutions…
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Historic Afghan talks present 'major opportunity' for peace: UN Secretary-General
news.un.org | 2020-09-12
The first ever direct talks between Afghan Government representatives and the Taliban which began on Saturday, present "a major opportunity" to finally realise the "long-held aspirations" of the people, for a peaceful future, the UN chief has said.
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Pakistan premier welcomes intra-Afghan dialogue
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-12
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday welcomed the start of much-awaited intra-Afghan talks aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan.Qatar's capital Doha is going to host the landmark direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban from Saturday amid fears and hopes."Finally, our combined efforts have brought forth the day that the Afghan people have been yearning for," Khan said in a statement."It is now for the Afghan leaders to seize this historic opportunity, work together constructively, and secure an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement," he said reiteratin…
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US 'doesn't seek to impose' democracy on Afghanistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-12
After 19 years of American invasion in the name of fighting terrorist groups and democratizing Afghanistan, which led to the shattering of latter's political institutions, the US on Saturday announced that it is no longer interested in exporting democracy to the war-weary country.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks came in the beginning of intra-Afghan peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in the Qatari capital Doha.The historic talks aim to end nearly two decades of armed insurgency in Afghanistan amid pressure from US President Donald Trump's administration ahead of elections…
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Thousands sleeping rough after the burning down of Moria refugee camp on Lesbos
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Shocking footage and pictures show refugees of all ages sleeping on roads and hillsides, surrounded by their meagre possessions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/mori…

Mexico runs out of death certificates with 122,765 "excess deaths" reported during pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
The Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has done nothing to prevent the virus from claiming the lives of tens of thousands, most of them poor workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/mexi…

US jobless claims top 884,000 for second week in a row
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
With no congressional relief in sight, millions of workers are seeing meager unemployment benefits expire while layoffs continue to mount.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/jobs…

Voting, self-determination and social change
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-09-12
Below is a slightly edited talk by Monica Moorehead at the Workers World Party webinar on Sept. 3 on "Save the people's post office." Voter suppression is an issue I have both personal and political knowledge of. I was born and raised under segregation in Alabama. Black and white activists . . . | Continue reading Voting, self-determination and social change at Workers.org
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Workers and oppressed people of the world, write to us!
| workers.org | 2020-09-12
Workers World recently received these two letters from friends in Bangladesh and Europe. Dear Comrades, Let me deliver revolutionary greetings to you and your party. I'm from Bangladesh. You're passing a transitional period of struggle and mass uprising. I would like to proclaim solidarity from the heart of the people . . . | Continue reading Workers and oppressed people of the world, write to us! at Workers.org
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University of Michigan grad students set to extend strike as opposition grows to the US to back-to-school drive
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Nineteen of the 25 hottest outbreaks in the US are in communities with colleges that have reopened for in-person learning, sparking growing anger over the homicidal back-to-school campaign.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/stri…

University of Michigan grad students set to extend strike as opposition grows to the US back-to-school drive
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Nineteen of the 25 hottest outbreaks in the US are in communities with colleges that have reopened for in-person learning, sparking growing anger over the homicidal back-to-school campaign.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/stri…

The COVID-19 pandemic and the dual nature of science
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-12
Over two decades ago, Professor Richard Levins, one of the founders of Science for the People, described this phenomenon as the "dual nature" of science.(1) On one hand, scientific investigations discover truths about material reality that are independent of ideology or politics.
mronline.org/2020/09/12/the-covid-19-pan…

4 Texas police officers fired over fatal shooting
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-12
"You don't get to shoot somebody 21 times, because at that time, when we discharged those 21 rounds, Mr. Chavez was at his greatest level of incapacitation."
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Latin America, epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, on the brink of social explosion
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Latin America this week reached the grim milestones of 300,000 COVID-19 deaths and more than 8 million infections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/lata…

Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases raise fears of uncontrolled outbreaks across the Pacific
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
The surge in cases across the Pacific is causing a deepening health and social crisis, underscoring the global reach of the COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/paci…

Episode 106 — The Anatomy of Fake News and Parallax Views with J.G. Michael
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-09-12
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon discuss Higdon's latest book "The Anatomy of Fake News: A Critical News Education" and the Parallax Views…
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Jacksonville, Florida teacher speaks out against deadly school reopenings
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
A teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, reached out to the WSWS to speak about the spread of the coronavirus across the state just two weeks into the new school year.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/jack…

A youthful 75: New generation carries the torch for UN values
news.un.org | 2020-09-12
75 years on from the founding of the UN, young people are being enlisted to share their visions of a better planet, and help decide the next chapter of the Organization.
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Mauritian cruise ship crews strike to demand repatriation
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Mediterranean Shipping Company crews have been stranded on three ships near Santos port, Brazil since the industry's COVID-19 shutdown in late March.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/crew…

Working class groups protest layoffs by ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-12
The steel corporation ArcelorMittal announced that it would lay off up to 570 employees. The company is citing COVID-19 but critics say 'redundancies' were planned much before…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/12/working-c…

Full classes, full buses–German schools are becoming a coronavirus trap
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
With schools re-opening without social distancing and the wearing of masks, new infections are increasing. Throughout Germany, hundreds of facilities have been affected.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/coro…

Patton and Westy Meet in a Bar: A Play in One Act
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-12
Ken Walton / By Andrew Bacevich / TomDispatch I've written a fair number of pieces for TomDispatch, but this one is a bit different — some might even say strange — so Tom asked me to introduce it myself. By almost any measure, we Americans are living through trying times. As a nation, we are long accustomed to being history's spoiled child. Now, it seems our luck may be running out. | Source…
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Top cop resigns, Seattle mayor vetoes SPD budget cuts; cops continue brutality
Mario Carbonell | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-12
Regardless of who is holding the reigns at SPD, the police as an institution exist to protect and serve the interests of the capitalist class.
liberationnews.org/top-cop-resigns-seatt…

UK Conservative government votes down Grenfell Tower safety recommendations as inquiry resumes
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
The inquiry's toothless "suggestions"–that tower block tenants be granted a few minimal safety rights–have been tossed into the bin by the Tories.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/gren…

Biden pledges to keep troops in the Middle East and maintain record military spending
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Since Labor Day, Biden has focused on appeals for support from the military and national security establishment, along with economic nationalist demagogy and pledges to prosecute "violent" left-wing protesters.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/bide…

While the stock market is booming, jobs report hides hunger
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-09-12
Getting enough food was hard for people working low-wage jobs before the pandemic. Now it's harder, given the huge increase in unemployment — 29 million jobless workers now live off meager unemployment insurance. Millions without work are getting nothing, and more than 50 million people are "food insecure," meaning they . . . | Continue reading While the stock market is booming, jobs report hides hunger at Workers.org
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Revelation of US government conspiracy on COVID-19 exposes EU herd immunity policy
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Revelations that US officials conspired to lie to the public about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic also expose the politically criminal role of the EU.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/eutr…

Infected students denounce administration guidelines, amidst rising COVID-19 cases at Southern California universities
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Infected students report callous treatment from school administration, being thrown into isolation rooms without bed sheets, food or sanitizing equipment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/sdsu…

University of Michigan strikers speak out: "We need to resist going back to normal. Normal no longer exists"
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
The strike is quickly turning into a focal point of a much broader opposition to the reckless reopening of both K-12 schools and college campuses everywhere.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/supp…

University of Michigan grad students set to extend strike as opposition grows in the US to back-to-school drive
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Nineteen of the 25 hottest outbreaks in the US are in communities with colleges that have reopened for in-person learning, sparking growing anger over the homicidal back-to-school campaign.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/stri…

What will it take to defend the election? Here's one winning strategy
George Lakey | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-12
The way to meet a possible disaster with strength and confidence is to have a plan.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/12/what-will-…

Trump Advisor Chosen to Head Inter-American Development Bank
teleSUR, ce | telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-12
U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser for Latin America, Mauricio Claver-Carone was elected this Saturday as president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in a virtual vote of the governors, in which he ran uncontested. | RELATED: | Argentina Rejects U.S. Plans To Rule Regional Bank | Claver-Carone will succeed Colombian Luis Alberto Moreno beginning October 1 for a period of five years to lead the Washington-based organization. | Claver-Carone is currently Deputy Assistant to th…
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"Tell no lies, claim no easy victories": Remembering Amílcar Cabral
Amilcar Cabral Study Group | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-12
Working people across the world are struggling against the economic domination and exploitation, which has been greatly intensified amid COVID-19 pandemic. On the 96 anniversary of the birth of Amílcar Cabral, we examine the life and revolutionary contributions of Amílcar Cabral, that remind us that a well devised strategy undertaken by an organized people can become the force that unravels a decaying empire. | Fidemar (Son of the sea) : | On September 12, 1924 — just a few years before the establishment of the fascist regime of Estado Novo in colonial Portugal — Amílcar Cabral was born to a sh…
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Uber announces plan to electrify ride-hailing in US, Canada and Europe by 2030
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-12
Uber announced its commitment to be a 100 percent electric vehicle ride-hailing company by 2030 in the United States, Canada and Europe and by 2040 in the rest of the world.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/12/uber-annou…

Trade unions confer with big business Liberals on how to revive Canadian capitalism
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
The government's real agenda is for a rapid return to work, higher corporate profitability and "competitiveness," and to advance Canadian imperialism's predatory interests internationally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/trad…

Tensions flare up in eastern Mediterranean, cracks widen in NATO
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-12
Turkey's ambition to become a regional hegemon and European desire to have diversified access to oil and gas are creating a conflict situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/12/tensions-…

Component in Chilean Police's Tear Gas Produces Cyanide in Body
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-12
The chlorobenzylidene malononitrile (CS) gas, which is a complement of the tear gas bombs used by the Chilean Police (Carabineros) to halt protests in the country, generates cyanide inside the human body, report shows. | RELATED: | Chile: Civilians Attack Mapuches With Carabineros' Complicity | A study published in the French magazine L'Obs showed that in short terms, the gas CS causes irritation and discomfort, leaving demonstrators and bystanders with burning eyes, coughing, diz…
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State University of New York scapegoats students for COVID outbreaks, prepares repressive measures
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Refusing to take any responsibility for this catastrophe, the SUNY system is punishing groups of students for gathering and laying the ground for further police repression on campuses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/suny…

Cuba Maintains Strict Health Measures to Halt COVID-19 Rebound
telesurenglish.net | 2020-09-12
Cuba's authorities on Saturday announced that the severe health measures will be extended in the west and center of the island to halt the surge of the new COVID-19 wave of infections. | RELATED: | Cuba Welcomes Back Foreign Tourists to Cayo Coco | From next Monday to September 30, public transportation in Havana will continue to be paralyzed, and restrictive measures in areas that report high numbers of sick people will be reinforced. | "The capital remains the epicenter of the disease. We…
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Colombia erupts in struggle against police murder
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-12
A popular uprising against police violence has broken out across Colombia following the shockingly brutal murder of Javier Ordóñez in Bogotá on September 8. In footage taken by witnesses that quickly spread and outraged the nation, Ordóñez was pinned to the ground and shocked over and over with a taser. Ordóñez, who was unarmed, repeatedly …
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UK government's "Operation Moonshot"–a trojan horse for herd immunity policy
wsws.org | 2020-09-12
Under the cover of a non-existent mass testing programme, the government plans to encourage as much intermingling as possible.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/12/moon…

How a U.S. Army Whistleblower Revealed 'the Apparatus of a Police State'
Sarah Cords | progressive.org | 2020-09-12
In the 1960s, the military had been illegally spying on protesters until Christopher Pyle, a former Army intelligence officer, spoke out.
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The insidious workings of the political ratchet
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-12
Democrats Are Joining Trump and DHS in Demonizing Anti-Fascists. Here's Why.
mronline.org/2020/09/12/the-insidious-wo…