Daily Archives: September 14, 2020

2020-09-14: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-09-14). The California wildfires, climate change and capitalism. wsws.org The wildfires ripping through California and Oregon have exposed yet again the dangers posed by climate change and the inability of capitalist governments to deal with it.

Subhankar Banerjee (2020-09-14). Species in Peril: Loss, Love and Protection. counterpunch.org Human calamities abound. The unrelenting coronavirus pandemic has already claimed more than 900,000 lives worldwide. The images of exploding wildfires from the American Southwest—California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington—look apocalyptic. Racial injustice and inequity in the United States marches on. And, the economic suffering?—painful. In this moment of so much death and suffering—do we even have

WSWS (2020-09-14). Millions in the US choke on hazardous air as West Coast fires continue to rage. wsws.org With 33 dead and over 4.6 million acres burned, the unprecedented fires in California, Oregon and Washington have quickly spiraled into a catastrophe affecting the lives of millions.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-14). Day 5 of Assange trial: Wikileaks' publication of Afghan War Logs was basis for ICC case. peoplesdispatch.org Today's witness presented by the defense, Eric Lewis, tried to impress upon the fact that once Assange could be subjected to arbitrary detention methods and highlighted the tremendous contributions of Wikileaks in advancing an ICC investigation of the US…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-14). Let's Be Real: President Biden Would Probably Be More Hawkish Than Trump. thealtworld.com In a This is not a deviati…

Ahmed AbdulKareem (2020-09-14). Israel and the UAE Hope to Turn Yemen's Remote Islands into an Intel Gathering Hub. globalresearch.ca Often a flashpoint for tensions between international rivals and a major chokepoint for much of the world's maritime transit, the waters surrounding Yemen have become a much-vaunted prize for regional intelligence services. | *** | In the wake of the recent

Alan Macleod (2020-09-14). Bezos Doubles Wealth as Amazon Essential Product Prices Rise 1000% Amid Pandemic. mintpressnews.com A report by Public Citizen found that "Amazon is engaged in price gouging on products it sells directly" through its Amazon Essentials line, with products like facemasks and corn starch seeing elevenfold increases in price.

Alan MacLeod (2020-09-14). Democrats Campaigning to Keep Green Party off the Ballot in Key Swing States. thealtworld.com Voter shaming did not work for the Democrats in 2016 and with this latest attempt to bar the Green Party from even standing, Democrats are choosing a high-risk strategy that could backfire on election day. | MPN— The 2020 presidential election is already underway — or, at least, it should be. Because of an ongoing legal battle, none of Pennsylvania's 67 counties will be sending out mail-in ballots today like they were originally scheduled to. Democrats are attempting to remove Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins from the ballot because of an alleged procedural mistake his running mate Ange…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-14). Ukraine Bans Russian Media Apps… globalresearch.ca Ukraine's demand that Apple ban several Russian media apps from that national segment of its online store is a desperate infringement of free speech which shows both how insecure Kiev's leadership is of its people having access to alternative information …

Gareth Porter (2020-09-14). Dark web voter database report casts new doubts on Russian election hack narrative. thegrayzone.com A new report showing that US state-level voter databases were publicly available calls into question the narrative that Russian intelligence "targeted" US state election-related websites in 2016. A September 1 report in the Moscow daily Kommersant on a "dark web" site offering a database of personal information on millions of registered American voters undermines one of …

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-09-14). Israeli Human Rights Group Highlights How Israel Makes Fishing in Gaza Deadly. mintpressnews.com As is the reality with most elements of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation, the greatest challenge in Gaza's fishing industry is not the whether, or fluctuations in the market — it's simply living to fish another day.

Editor (2020-09-14). Did America's War on Terror Displace 37 Million People? scheerpost.com European Parliament / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Juan Cole / Informed Comment The Brown University Watson Institute Costs of War Project has put out a report concluding that the US-led "War on Terror" has displaced 37 million people. While there are parts of the report I agree with, some of the argument seems to me flawed. Let me explain why that is, below. First of all, lead author David Vine and his… |

_____ (2020-09-14). Cutting Through Western Imperialist Propaganda About China, Plus A Tribute To Kevin Zeese. popularresistance.org As US empire wanes and China's economy and global reach grow, the United States has entered a Cold War with China that includes economic warfare, military antagonism, and a misinformation campaign. Western imperialist media promote myths designed to build public opposition to China and support for this US aggression. This leaves even those on the left confused. Rarely do we hear from Chinese people who would provide clarity about their country. To fill that gap, the new Qiao Collective, composed of Chinese analysts and scholars, was created this year. We speak with collective member Elias Tchen. This is the last…

RT (2020-09-14). The only way to stop California wildfires? Elect Joe Biden, claims former competitor Tom Steyer. rt.com Democrat activist and former presidential hopeful Tom Steyer says the wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington are due to climate change, and the "only solution" to them is Joe Biden. | The number-one thing people can do to stop the wildfires raging, according to Steyer, is to "elect a different president who is going to recognize the problem, deal with it forcefully at home, deal with it forcefully overseas." And the "only solution" to the fires, Steyer told CNN's 'New Day,' is "honest to God, Joe Biden." | .

_____ (2020-09-14). With Global Heating, Expect Inferno Seasons In The American West. popularresistance.org More than 3.1 million acres have burned in California this year — some 3% of the state — with many wildfires still at zero containment and months of fire season left to go. This far exceeds the previous record set in 2018, when 1.7 million acres burned, including the town of Paradise. | These raging fires, some exacerbated by the blistering heat last weekend, are the direct result of climate change. The planet is currently 1.0 ∞C to 1.2 ∞C (about 2 ∞F) hotter than it ought to be. This excess heat is entirely due to humans, mainly from burning fossil fuels and destroying forests.

_____ (2020-09-14). Trump's War On Journalism Takes Center Stage. popularresistance.org 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 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested and charged. | Trevor Timm, the executive director for the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), told a magistrate court judge, "[President Donald] Trump's administration is moving to explicitly criminalize national security journalism, and if this prosecution is allowed to go forward, dozens of rep…

_____ (2020-09-14). Toronto: Rally For Six Nations Members Arrested In Land Dispute. popularresistance.org Hundreds of people demonstrated outside of the office of the Ontario ministry of Indigenous affairs in Toronto on Saturday to show support for members of Six Nations of the Grand River arrested in a land dispute. | Demonstrators carried placards and a large banner that read: "Land Back." The gathering near Bloor Street East and Church Street was in support of a group that calls itself the Six Nations Land Defenders. | "Land Back" was painted in red capital letters on the street near the office with messages in chalk surrounding the words.

ROAR Collective (2020-09-14). Remembering the many lives of our friend David Graeber. zcomm.org You lived your many lives as a true revolutionary, lighting little fires in our collective imagination as you playfully weaved your way through this twisted world of ours…

Juan Cole (2020-09-14). Climate Emergency Overdrive. zcomm.org Our Age of Compound Disasters as 10% of Oregon is Evacuated, California Burns and Louisiana Sinks…

David Andersson (2020-09-14). California: The Center of the White-West is Burning. indybay.org First we need to send all our best wishes of well-being to our friends, brothers and sisters in California who are confronting an unprecedented disaster. The fires there are absolutely ferocious.

Stop The Money Pipeline, Amazon Watch, others (2020-09-14). Wednesday 9/23: Virtual Protest: BlackRock Stop Forest Destruction Now! indybay.org Online…

Staff (2020-09-14). "These Are Climate Fires": Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call. democracynow.org President Trump has said little about the wildfires raging in California, Oregon and Washington for three weeks, other than to suggest poor forest management was primarily to blame. But the states' governors are pushing back and directly linking the fires to the climate crisis. "These are climate fires," says Timothy Ingalsbee, an Oregon-based wildland fire ecologist and former wildland firefighter who now directs Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. "Though some scientists hesitate to attribute a single event to climate change, these are exactly the conditions predicted by climatologists."

Staff (2020-09-14). Headlines for September 14, 2020. democracynow.org Historic Climate-Fueled Wildfires Kill 35 People, Burn 5 Million+ Acres Across West Coast, Trump Holds Packed Rally as U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Near 200,000 , ICE Flew Migrant Prisoners to Virginia, Fueling Outbreak, to Skirt Rules on Flying ICE Staff, WHO Says World Saw Biggest Daily Rise in Global Cases, Court Blocks Floridians with Unpaid Felony Conviction Fines from Voting, Trump Defends Police Killing of Portland Anti-Fascist Activist, Palestinians Decry Israeli Normalization Deals with UAE and Bahrain, Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Kick Off in Doha, Salvadoran Ex-Colonel Convicted for 1989 Murder of Jesuit Priest…

Staff (2020-09-14). Pandemic, Wildfires & Heat Wave: Undocumented Farmworkers Face "Triple Threat" as West Coast Burns. democracynow.org As devastating fires burn across the West Coast, some of the most vulnerable people are farmworkers — many of whom are undocumented. Despite the risks of the pandemic and the climate-fueled fires, many feel they have to keep working even if that means working inside evacuation zones. The state of California has repeatedly allowed growers to continue harvesting despite evacuation orders putting workers at great risk. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the agriculture worker program for California Rural Legal Assistance, says farmworkers who speak out against unsafe working conditions risk losing their jobs.

Staff (2020-09-14). "Trump Is Criminality Personified": Rev. William Barber on Protecting the Vote & Mobilizing the Poor. democracynow.org With less than two months before November, the Poor People's Campaign has launched a push to register tens of millions of poor and low-income voters, who could decide the fate of the election. "Voting is power unleashed," says Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach. "We've got to train the people on the power of the vote, the power to protect the vote, and the power to shape public policy by the vote." The initiative is called MORE, which stands for Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, Educating People for a Movement That Votes.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-14). Two Dozen Progress Groups to Congress: No Secret Spy Provisions in Must-Pass Legislation. commondreams.org The organizations sound alarms about potential "dragnet surveillance of domestic internet activity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-14). In 'Devastating' Ruling, 9th Circuit Upholds Trump's Termination of Humanitarian Protections for Nearly 300,000 Migrants. commondreams.org "This court decision is doubling down on the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policy agenda." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-09-14). Australian government, Labor opposition silent on sadistic British show-trial of Julian Assange. wsws.org The Australian political and media establishment has largely responded to the vicious attacks on Assange's legal and democratic rights by pretending that they are not occurring.

Robert Reich (2020-09-14). As the West Goes Up in Flames, Trump Couldn't Care Less. commondreams.org US President Donald Trump listens to California Governor Gavin Newsom at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California on September 14, 2020 during a briefing on wildfires. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-09-14). "It'll Start Getting Cooler, You Just Watch": Trump Spits Climate Denialism Right in California's Face. commondreams.org "I thought I'd find it funny watching this, but instead it's just chilling: as the West Coast faces a climate catastrophe, the president laughs at them and denies the problem exists." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-09-14). US-Linked PR Firm Ran Fake News Networks For Right-Wing Latin American Regimes. popularresistance.org A major US PR firm located just a few blocks from the White House has been caught running an industrial grade propaganda operation on social media. The information warfare blitzkrieg relied on fake accounts and pages to spread disinformation on behalf of right-wing, US-backed governments in Latin America, while deploying covert propaganda to destabilize the leftist governments in Venezuela and Mexico. | The company behind the campaign, CLS Strategies, signed a contract to represent Bolivia's far-right junta and provide "strategic communications counsel" in the lead-up to that country's ostensible election.

_____ (2020-09-14). Unipolar Spin: Why Imperial Leftists Vilify Russia's Social Democracy. strategic-culture.org A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth. In reading countless articles from the Atlantic Council press outlets (NYT, WaPo, VICE News, et al), we take for granted that modern Russia is a right-wing regime controlled by an authoritarian personality bent on total domination. As a result, the debate then gets framed on why or whether its right for leftists to attack it as such, since this is used to further justify collective punishment (sanctions) against a whole people. | What escapes us is why creating propaganda that will result in collective punishment is in any way the business of self-declared leftists i…

Mark Taliano (2020-09-14). Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). Covid-19 is No Longer a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID). globalresearch.ca The powerful Global Financial Elites operating under the auspices of the World Economic Forum (WEF) are controlling, impoverishing, and destroying world populations using a social engineering strategy of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. | The truth rarely sees the light of day …

Eds. (2020-09-14). The interconnectedness of everything-Capitalist contradictions and Marx's metabolic rift theory. mronline.org No person is an island. It takes a village. Circle of Life. We are stardust. Seven generations. These truisms reference connections between people and what we owe each other. Appealing to chaos theory, an action, no matter how small, dominoes around the world.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-09-14). Former US-Backed Salvadoran Colonel Sentenced by Spanish Court to 133 Years in Prison for 1989 Jesuit Massacre. commondreams.org Col. Inocente Orlando Montano led an elite U.S.-trained army unit that massacred six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her teenage daughter during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-09-14). COVID-19 outbreak at Virginia migrant detention center caused by repression of anti-police brutality protesters. wsws.org The outbreak at the Farmville detention center demonstrates the capitalist class's disdain for democratic rights and the lives of the entire population.

Ralph Nader (2020-09-14). Trump's Broken Promises to His Voters — He Didn't Deliver! counterpunch.org Trump voters are not inclined to change their minds. Some of them are forever Republicans and will only vote the GOP ticket; they are called hereditary voters. Others can't stand the Democratic Party nominees, won't vote for the Libertarian ticket, and will only vote for Trump. Some love Trump because of his anti-immigrant stance, deregulation

yenisafak (2020-09-14). Greece resettling stranded migrants to tent camp on Lesbos. yenisafak.com Greece has resettled hundreds of migrants in a temporary new tent facility after a fire destroyed their overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos and hopes to have moved all of them this week, government officials said on Monday.More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, are without shelter and are having to sleep out in the open without proper sanitation after the fire tore through the Moria migrant camp last Wednesday.Greece is now registering the migrants and testing them for the COVID-19 disease before channeling them into the temporary tent camp, government spokesman…

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-14). After 19 years of US occupation, Taliban-Afghan government talks underway. liberationnews.org Direct negotiations between representatives of the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban began today in Qatar with the goal of reaching a political settlement ending the war between the two sides. The negotiating teams are led by top officials — the Afghan government side led by intelligence head Masoom Stanikzai, and the Taliban delegation led …

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-14). Multinationals and Oil Companies Are Imposing Their Greed on the People of Mozambique. counterpunch.org Three years ago, on October 5, 2017, fighters with the Al Sunnah wa Jama'ah (ASWJ) entered the town of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique. They attacked three police stations, and then withdrew. Since then, this group—which has since proclaimed its allegiance to the Islamic State—has continued its battle, including capturing the port of Mocímboa da Praia in August 2020. |

Staff (2020-09-14). Underpaid and at risk, graduate workers protest college reopening plans. therealnews.com Graduate assistants at colleges and universities around the country have long fought for higher salaries and benefits on par with that of non-student faculty members, however, amidst COVID-19, the battle for improved working conditions has an increased sense of urgency.

Staff (2020-09-14). Sanders supporters strike surprise blow against Rhode Island's Democratic establishment. therealnews.com Progressives in Rhode Island explain how grassroots organizers, inspired by Bernie and AOC, defeated the state's powerful Democratic machine.

Melvin Goodman (2020-09-14). Living in the World of the Late John Frankenheimer. counterpunch.org The year 2020 is a time of high anxiety not unlike 1918 when the last year of the First World War One coincided with the first year of the Spanish Flu. Far more lives were lost in those calamities: 20 million in the case of the First World War; 50 to 100 million in the Spanish Flu. Nevertheless, the United States faced a free and fair election in 1920 that produced a new president from a different political party. The decade that followed was known as the "Roaring Twenties."

Eds. (2020-09-14). Eyewitness testimony: Death of Portland protester Michael Reinoehl was targeted assassination. mronline.org An eyewitness has come forward to contradict official claims that Michael Reinoehl, a left-wing opponent of police violence who was killed in Lacey, Washington on September 3, died in a shootout with police.

Lee Ballinger (2020-09-14). Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South. counterpunch.org For years there was a long-running struggle in Charlottesville, Virginia, to remove a 26-foot-high statue of Robert E. Lee from a local park. On August 12, 2017, during a Unite the Right rally, clashes broke out between supporters of the statue, who marched under Confederate flags, and peaceful counter-protesters. During the rally, counter-protester Heather Heyer

Ben Terrall (2020-09-14). The Literary Scene in the Great Depression (and Today). counterpunch.org In The Deep End: The Literary Scene in the Great Depression and Today (OR Books, 2020), the journalist Jason Boog writes about the plight of writers in the United States since the stock market crash of 2008 and compares their challenges to those of poets, novelists, and journalists in the 1930s. When focusing on the

Eds. (2020-09-14). A victory for students and parents: SPLC, allies win case blocking DeVos from diverting COVID-19 relief funds away from public schools. mronline.org A federal court has sent a clear message to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: You cannot use a national crisis as an excuse to advance your education privatization agenda by siphoning desperately needed COVID-19 relief money away from public schools.

Eds. (2020-09-14). CBC owes the people of Palestine an apology. mronline.org Over 2,000 people have written to the CBC to condemn its deletion of the word "Palestine" and its subsequent apology for uttering it. Still, the broadcaster insists the word falls outside its standards.

RT (2020-09-14). 'I'm about to die': Probe launched after broken tail light results in brutal beating and arrest. rt.com A sheriff's deputy in Georgia has been fired following an investigation into videos of an extremely violent arrest in which a black man was beaten bloody and unconscious, sparking outrage in the community and online. | The incident took place on September 11, when the unnamed Clayton County deputy pulled over an off-duty rideshare vehicle for an alleged broken taillight. | Passenger Roderick Walker, 26, was asked to show his identification, which he questioned as he was not the driver, at which point the deputies asked him to exit the car. A scuffle ensued and the deputies were filmed brutally beating Walker b…

RT (2020-09-14). Videos of Biden touching young girls flagged as 'child sexual exploitation' by Twitter despite being official public footage. rt.com C-Span footage of Joe Biden interacting with girls is being flagged by Twitter for violating their Child Sexual Exploitation Policy after popping up online during an argument about the politician's character. | The dispute on social media saw Texan progressive activist Johnny Graz seeking to Another commenter, who goes by the name 'Jake Koenig,' sought to support Graz's argument by posting a video compilation of Biden tou…

RT (2020-09-14). Clouds of chlorine vapor rise into the sky after chemical-packed warehouse catches fire near Atlanta, Georgia (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com A serious blaze has broken out inside a chemical storage facility near Atlanta, Georgia, prompting local authorities to suspend traffic along a nearby highway. This is the third such incident at the facility since 2004. | Ten pallets of dry chemicals caught fire at a warehouse in the town of Conyers in Rockdale County, local media reported, citing officials. The facility in question is said to belong to BioLab, a company dealing with pool and spa water-treatment chemicals. | Tall plumes of white smoke could be seen rising from the building. Reporters on the ground said that they were chlorine vapor clouds, and…

The Canary (2020-09-14). Refugees make it to land in Kent after hazardous Channel crossing. thecanary.co A rubber dinghy packed with refugees has landed on a beach in Kent after crossing the Channel. About 10 men were pictured on board … | By | A rubber dinghy packed with refugees has landed on a beach in Kent after crossing the Channel. About 10 men were pictured on board the small boat as it approached the shingle beach on Monday morning. They were heard shouting out as the vessel ran aground at Kingsdown, n…

The Canary (2020-09-14). Ex-prime ministers line up to protest Johnson's moves to override EU Brexit deal. thecanary.co Boris Johnson is attempting to push through the Internal Market Bill amid strong criticism. | By | Former Tory prime minister David Cameron has joined other ex-PMs in expressing "misgivings" about prime minister Boris Johnson's proposal to override the Brexit 'divorce' deal. Johnson is attempting to push through the

The Canary (2020-09-14). Donald Trump is 'reckless and selfish' holding Nevada indoor rally. thecanary.co President Donald Trump has hosted his first indoor rally in three months in front of a packed, mask-less crowd in Nevada, in open defiance … | By | President Donald Trump has hosted his first indoor rally in three months in front of a packed, mask-less crowd in Nevada, in open defiance of state regulations and his own administration's pandemic health guidelines.Eager to project a sense of normality…

Adam Rissien (2020-09-14). Trump's Forest Service Sidesteps Environmental Safeguards. counterpunch.org How the Agency Uses Legal Loopholes to Avoid Analysis and Public Involvement The other day when my son and I were at Fort Missoula looking at the line of mountains in the distance, he innocently asked why one didn't have any trees on it. He was pointing to where old forest roads cut stark lines

Esmeralda Chang (2020-09-14). The Second Installment of The Confessions and Polemics of Esmeralda "The Red" Chang. dissidentvoice.org In this segment of my confessions and polemics I discuss the following topics: Attending the Jimmy Dore Show, The 2020 Democratic Convention, and Daoist Anarchism. Attending the Jimmy Dore Show As someone in her early 70s I don't get out much, especially during the COVID quarantine. But last February before the stay-at-home orders my cousin, …

David Mattson (2020-09-14). Cowboys, Ranchers and Hedge Fund Managers…Oh My! counterpunch.org Yesterday and today I watched a cow farmer wring the last drops of water out of a mountain stream that runs through our property and on down into the Roche Jaune River (let's say)—at least during some of the year. The farmer was damming and digging to divert the remaining water of Mountain Creek into a ditch feeding a pipe that, in turn, feeds a central pivot irrigation system that, in turn, sprays water on a field of grass and alfalfa that, in turn, is made into hay. The hay is fed to Black Angus cows that produce calves that 7 months later are sold to feedlots—where they are then fed corn and soybea…

Doug Enaa Greene (2020-09-14). Remembering the Martyred Revolution. counterpunch.org Ian Scott Horst Like Ho Chi Minh! Like Che Guevara! The Revolutionary Left in Ethiopia, 1969-1979 Foreign Language Press, Paris, 2020. 502 pp., $10.00 In both the popular imagination and the memory of the left, the 1960s are remembered as a time of revolution. The Vietnam War showed that imperialism was not invincible and could

pip.hinman (2020-09-14). S11 blockade of the World Economic Forum: Reflections of a participant. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-14). S11 World Economic Forum blockade: Reflections of a participant. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-14). A school in 'How to Win' with a strategy of deep organising. greenleft.org.au

Global Research News (2020-09-14). Selected Articles: Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies. globalresearch.ca By The main theme is propaganda and how it is used by the government, the deep state, and the media that is …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-14). Afghan Peace Talks Could be Trump's Final Major Foreign Policy Victory Before November's Elections. globalresearch.ca Talks between Afghan authorities and the Taliban, which began in Doha on Saturday with the goal of ensuring lasting peace in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of American and NATO troops after almost 19 years, were called historical by US Secretary …

Telesur (2020-09-14). US Sabotage of Venezuela Economy. US Ex-Marine Caught Spying on Oil Refineries. globalresearch.ca 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. | Speaking on the twelfth anniversary of the youth wing of the United Socialist Party …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-14). The US-Orchestrated Coup Plot in Belarus. globalresearch.ca There's nothing spontaneous about weeks of public demonstrations in Belarus, largely in the capital Minsk. | What's going on was Made in the USA, planned long before the August 9 Belarusian presidential election, handily won by incumbent Alexander Lukashenko. | Claims …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-14). Joe Biden's Pro-War History … Vote Independent. globalresearch.ca Businessman Trump is a political novice, a geopolitical know-nothing. | Longtime Washington insider Biden has been active politically since 1973 as a US senator, vice president, and presidential aspirant. | He never met a US war of aggression against a nation threatening …

WSWS (2020-09-14). Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks mailing out of absentee ballots pending ruling on Green Party ballot access. wsws.org The Democratic party has led the charge in purging third-party candidates, including the Greens, from the November ballot.

Paul Dobson (2020-09-14). Venezuela Arrests 'CIA Spy' on Oil Refinery 'Stakeout'. venezuelanalysis.com Ex-marine Matthew John Heath, who served in Iraq, was arrested in possession of grenade launchers, satellite phones, and C4 explosives on Thursday.

Prof. Valeria Z. Nollan (2020-09-14). Navalny, Nord Stream 2, Belarus, and the American Elections. globalresearch.ca The narrative is banal and so familiar: Russia is once again accused of having "poisoned" an individual trumpeted by the Western media as threatening the Russian government's interests. The minor political activist Alexei Navalny made the headlines after a suspicious …

Zero Hedge (2020-09-14). Chinese Military Calls US "Destroyer of World Peace", Citing Millions Dead & Displaced in Iraq, Syria, Libya. globalresearch.ca Following the US and China imposing tit-for-tat restrictions on each other's diplomats and embassy staff, China's defense ministry on Sunday The statements are specifically in response to the Department of …

Rebecca Keetch (2020-09-14). Canadian Auto Workers Fight for Contract Transparency. globalresearch.ca As bargaining at the Detroit 3 automakers kicks off in Canada, union members are fighting back against a longstanding undemocratic contract ratification process. In an unprecedented development, the Solidarity Movement, a rank-and-file movement within Unifor, has launched a petition to …

Jeremy Loffredo (2020-09-14). COVID-19 Vaccine Participant Develops Neurological Symptoms, AstraZeneca Pauses Trial. globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, AstraZeneca

Elizabeth Nolan Brown (2020-09-14). No, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Didn't Spawn 250,000 Coronavirus Cases. globalresearch.ca Here's what we were told: An August motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, helped spread COVID-19 to more than a quarter-million Americans, making it the root of about 20 percent of all new coronavirus cases in the U.S. last month. …

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2020-09-14). Video: COVID-19 the "Pandemic" Is Over. "A Novel Virus Closely Related to Corona Viruses Which Contribute to the Common Cold" globalresearch.ca Mike Yeadon, Pfizer former chief scientific advisor: Ferguson's model has no validity in the view of most scientists: | "Yes, its a novel virus but its very closely related to at least four other viruses that circulate freely in the …

WSWS (2020-09-14). Trump, Roger Stone call for violence and repression after Election Day. wsws.org The US president and his oldest political crony called for a police-military crackdown to back his continued rule.

Laura Flanders (2020-09-14). Resisting Authoritarianism One Co-Op at a Time. counterpunch.org A popularly-elected republic overturned by a reactionary armed revolt—there are myriad reasons why the painful history of the Spanish Civil War might pop into one's head at this particular moment. For one thing, that conflict reminds us just how fast dictatorship can kill democracy. Backed by Hitler and Mussolini, General Francisco Franco seized power in

Richard Falk (2020-09-14). Civilization in the Overdrive: A Conversation at the Edge of the Human Future. globalresearch.ca I am posting below a long interview with Konrad Stachnio on wide-ranging questions, which stretched by knowledge past its breaking point, especially in assessing where the technological innovations on the horizons will lead us. It is one of 17 conversations …

Middle East Eye (2020-09-14). Saudi Officials Must Testify in 9/11 Lawsuit, Says US Judge. globalresearch.ca A US judge ordered Saudi Arabia to make 24 current and former officials, including a former ambassador to the United States, available for questioning in a lawsuit claiming it provided assistance for the attacks that took place on 11 September …

WSWS (2020-09-14). Greece buys billions in French arms amid war tensions with Turkey. wsws.org The purchase of a squadron of fighter jets and four warships marks a major escalation in the military standoff between Greece, backed by France, and Turkey.

FOIA Research (2020-09-14). Covert Action Props Up U.S.-Polish Axis Against Belarus: A Deep Dive into Far-Right Regime-Change Activists and Their Backers. globalresearch.ca In Western mainstream media, the current protests in Belarus are portrayed as a natural development, in which the country's peaceful citizens are finally standing up against an aging dictator clinging to power after the allegedly fraudulent August 9th elections. However, …

Phil Miller (2020-09-14). Revealed: Censored Videos Show Saudi Pilots Bombing Britain. globalresearch.ca The UK's Royal Air Force is refusing to release video footage that shows fighter pilots from Saudi Arabia conducting air attacks in Britain, as part of a controversial military training scheme which involves 25 civilian airports. | *** | Saudi air force …

Dr. Russell Blaylock (2020-09-14). Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy. globalresearch.ca First published by GR on May 26, 2020 | "By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain." — Russell Blaylock, …

WSWS (2020-09-14). Stop the dangerous "routine operation" of schools in Germany! Prepare a nationwide general strike! wsws.org The completely unsafe routine operation of schools threatens the health and lives of millions of educators, parents, children, young people and their families.

Brasil de Fato (2020-09-14). The National Guard and the MST in the state of Bahia: Understand what's happening. peoplesdispatch.org The Brazilian National Guard has been deployed to settlements in the state of Bahia over a dispute between the Rural Landless Workers Movement (MST) and agricultural elites. The issue came to light nationally after the Bolsonaro government sent the troops on Wednesday, September 2nd, after a court order from Justice Minister André Mendonàßa. | A day prior, the department head had published decree 493, authorizing the troops' actions in southern Bahia. The official language of the document cites support for the Ministry of Agriculture Grazing and Resources (Mapa), in efforts dealing with settlements linked t…

Craig Murray (2020-09-14). Johnson Intended to Break the EU Withdrawal Agreement Even Before He Signed It. globalresearch.ca

Neil Larsen (2020-09-14). Will Coronavirus Vaccine Testing Bleed the Horseshoe Crab Dry? globalresearch.ca As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its relentless march across the globe, the unanticipated consequences are reaching every corner of our crowded planet. One such corner is Delaware Bay on the northeast seaboard of the United States, an estuary whose vast …

WSWS (2020-09-14). Tens of thousands in southwest Louisiana remain without power two weeks after Hurricane Laura. wsws.org With Tropical Storm Sally on track to hit Louisiana early this week the social and ecological crisis wrought in the wake of the last major storm is still coming into focus.

WSWS (2020-09-14). Tennessee law seeks to criminalize protests on public property. wsws.org Protests on Tennessee state property could mean up to six years in prison under a new law.

WSWS (2020-09-14). Wildcat strike over COVID-19 at Lear auto parts plant in Indiana. wsws.org Lear workers refused to work for several hours Friday night after learning of potential COVID-19 cases in the facility, halting production also at the nearby Ford Chicago Assembly Plant.

WSWS (2020-09-14). German Left Party preparing to enter government and support war. wsws.org In August, the Left Party's parliamentary leader Dietmar Bartsch backed the German Army's foreign deployments. Now foreign affairs spokesperson Gregor Gysi is going further.

WSWS (2020-09-14). University of Michigan graduate students vote to extend strike as opposition erupts at campuses throughout the US. wsws.org The reopening of campuses is driving an expansion of the coronavirus pandemic, with 19 of the 25 largest outbreaks in communities with colleges that have started in-person learning.

WSWS (2020-09-14). In fascistic Independence Day speech, Brazil's Bolsonaro condemns "strikes, social disorder" wsws.org Bolsonaro's rant rooted Brazil's national identity in "fear of god, respect for the family" and the struggle for "liberty" against "communism."

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-09-14). UAE-Israel Deal: 'Peace-for-Protection'…? globalresearch.ca It was no surprise to hear US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declare at the weekend that the UAE and Israel have agreed to form a security and military alliance against Iran to 'protect' US interests and the Middle East …

Julian Rose (2020-09-14). Freedom or Fascism? "Refusal to be Derailed from the Path of Truth" globalresearch.ca Here we are. No more speculation about 'what awaits around the corner'; the jail keepers are escorting us down the concrete corridor and the cell keys are hanging from his belt. Each one of us, in turn, convicted — without …

Elijah Magnier (2020-09-14). What does France want from Lebanon and Hezbollah, and will it achieve its goals? 3/3. thealtworld.com From Lebanon, French President Emmanuel Macron has transmitted messages in multiple directions. It is clear that America did not object to his attempt to intervene directly. Lebanon is a very complex country and that France does not have the necessary base to bring about the changes it desires. But France wants to regain a strong foothold in the Land of the Cedars, starting from the Port and ending with oil, gas, electricity and infrastructure agreements to build a robust popular base, if it succeeds in its endeavour. | However, there is another reason for the presence of France in the Middle East, from which it…

Olle Johansson (2020-09-14). Adverse Health Effects of Electromagnetic Field Exposure: To Bee, or Not to Bee, that Is the Five "G" Question. globalresearch.ca The collective evidence we can draw from the current scientific status regarding adverse health and biological effects of artificial electromagnetic field exposures, such as from cell phones, antennas/base stations, TV and radio towers, babyalarms, smart meters, powerlines, and WiFi routers, …

WSWS (2020-09-14). Dr. Joseph Scalice responds to Jose Maria Sison's Stalinist lies and slanders. wsws.org Sison hails "Stalin's great achievements," and Anakbayan prints this statement without any attempt to distance itself from such an assertion.

Fight Back (2020-09-14). New York City launches fight for community control of police. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Members of the New York Community Action Project (NYCAP) joined with organizations from across the city, September 13 to officially launch a campaign for a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) in NYC. The launch of a CPAC campaign in the five boroughs follows on the heels of similar campaigns across the country, in cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Dallas and Jacksonville. | As a community organization based in the South Bronx, NYCAP began raising the demand for a CPAC in New York after members of the organization attended the re-founding conference of the National Alliance Against Racist an…

John C. A. Manley (2020-09-14). Why New CDC Report Does Not Mean Only 6% of COVID Deaths Were Genuine. globalresearch.ca Posing as a "trusted health authority" comedian JP Sear's said in a

Arjun Walia (2020-09-14). "We Have a Lot of Evidence that It's a Fake Story All Over the World" — German Doctors on COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Is this article 'fake news?' No, because the statement in the title that reads "we have a lot of evidence that it's a fake story all over the world" is an

Department of Defense (2020-09-14). Video: US Naval Concepts of Chemical and Biological Warfare (1952). globalresearch.ca This video was first published in 2015. | Naval Concepts of Chemical and Biological Warfare (1952), Department of Defense Film Production, National Archives and Records Administration Catalogue 428.MN.9170A. | Obtained by GovernmentAttic.org via the Freedom of Information Act on 30 September 2015 …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-14). Bahrainis oppose government move to normalize relations with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org On September 11, Bahrain became the second Gulf nation after the UAE to recognize Israel by signing a trilateral deal with the Zionist entity and the United States…

The Global Research Team (2020-09-14). Unprecedented Threat to Independent Media and Freedom on the Internet: Support Global Research! globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | 2020 has so far been a year of unprecedented global crises. In an increasingly polarized and crazy world, truly independent news and analysis is a vital weapon for the non-partisan truth, and a tool for prevention from repeating …

WSWS (2020-09-14). Congressional investigation opened into deaths of 27 soldiers this year at Fort Hood, Texas. wsws.org The military newspaper Stars and Stripes has dubbed the base the US Army's "most crime ridden post."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-14). Pakistan's minorities denounce death sentence for blasphemy. peoplesdispatch.org A 37-year-old Christian garment factory worker, Asif Pervaiz, who was recently sentenced to death in a blasphemy case. His former supervisor accused him of sending "blasphemous messages" by phone…

WSWS (2020-09-14). Three postal workers test positive at UK Royal Mail's Medway Mail Centre. wsws.org The outbreak at the "state-of-the-art" delivery office demonstrates that workers' health is being imperilled in an ongoing scramble for profit.

WSWS (2020-09-14). University of Illinois at Chicago workers go on strike against low wages and unsafe conditions. wsws.org Workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have gone on strike against low wages and unsafe conditions as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads rapidly through college campuses.

WSWS (2020-09-14). Floods inundate Sudan amid escalating economic crisis. wsws.org The hardest hit has been the capital Khartoum, where the Blue and White Nile Rivers meet, as the Nile burst its banks, demolishing everything in its way.

WSWS (2020-09-14). UK firms announce hundreds of thousands of redundancies. wsws.org There is a fear among some bourgeois commentators and political representatives that a sudden end to the Jobs Furlough scheme could lead to social upheaval.

WSWS (2020-09-14). University of Illinois Hospital nurses strike over staff shortages, unsafe conditions. wsws.org UIH nurses in Chicago walked out Saturday to demand patient limits and safe work environments.

Philip A Farruggio (2020-09-14). What Happened on that Tuesday in September 2001. globalresearch.ca As a student of both the Kennedy brothers' assassinations and 9/11 this writer was able to interview very interesting researchers on these topics. Ed Curtin and James DeEugenio have been very astute as to the former. They joined my radio …

Elijah Magnier (2020-09-14). Qu'attend la France du Liban et du Hezbollah et réalisera-t-elle ses objectifs? (3 de 3). thealtworld.com Depuis le Liban, le président franàßais Emmanuel Macron a lancé des messages dans toutes les directions. Il est clair que les USA ne se sont pas opposés à sa tentative d'intervention directe. Le Liban est un pays très complexe et la France n'a pas la base nécessaire pour apporter les changements qu'elle souhaite. Mais la France veut retrouver un ancrage solide au Pays du Cèdre, en commenàßant par le port pour ensuite conclure des accords sur le pétrole, le gaz, l'électricité et l'infrastructure, tout en remportant la faveur populaire si sa démarche aboutit. | Mais il y a une autre raison à la présence…

KOIN (2020-09-14). Video: Oregon Almeda Fire Aerial Views of Devastation. globalresearch.ca Sporadic and random fire damage looks like its spreading along roads a lot more than dense vegetation. | Look how clean the paved streets are! | Not much wind during this event? | Meanwhile, a random homeless man is charged with arson. | *…

WSWS (2020-09-14). Autoworkers support University of Michigan strikers. wsws.org Like the herding of workers into the auto factories, the drive to reopen schools and colleges even as the pandemic continues to rage is entirely driven by profit interests.

commondreams (2020-09-14). Trump Campaign Continues To Use Antisemitic Dogwhistles. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-09-14). Long-Awaited Win For Water Protectors. popularresistance.org On Thursday, September 10, 2020, in a long-awaited ruling, United States District Court Judge Daniel Traynor (District of North Dakota) allowed a lawsuit challenging law enforcement's 2016 use of fire hoses and munitions against water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to move forward with discovery. The case had been stalled for more than two years after Morton County and other defendants filed a motion asking the court to dismiss the case. | Plaintiff Vanessa Dundon is a member of the Navajo/ Diné Nation who was shot in the eye with a teargas canister while attempting to aid another person.

commondreams (2020-09-14). Millions of People Demand Congressional Action on COVID-19 Relief. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-09-14). The greatest loss of democracy and liberty in modern Britain. truepublica.org.uk At TruePublica, we believe in social cohesion, the rule of law, civil liberty, human rights and of course, democracy. Recent events, both Brexit and Covid-19, have given this government, in particular, an opportunity to act in bad faith and create a space for emergency legislation used to abuse the normal workings of representative and parliamentary …

_____ (2020-09-14). Foreign Interventionism, 9/11, and the Perpetual War on Terrorism. strategic-culture.org Jacob G. HORNBERGER | 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 interventionists claimed after the attacks. Instead, the attacks occurred in retaliation for what the U.S. national-security establishment, specifically the Pentagon and the CIA, had been doing to people in the Middle East prior to the 9/11 attacks. | Recall the Persian Gulf War in 1991, when the U.S. government intervened in a conflict involving their…

_____ (2020-09-14). Dr. Strangelove's Spoon Benders: How the U.S. Military Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. strategic-culture.org It is the belief held by top officials within the U.S. military industrial complex that their ideology of appropriate morality is to prevail and that one must use these mind-over-matter techniques to achieve the ultimate goal, "the power to manipulate reality", that global dominance can be achieved without wiping out the world."MindWar must be strategic in emphasis, with tactical applications playing a reinforcing, supplementary role. In its strategic context, MindWar must reach out to friends, enemies, and neutrals alike across the globe…through the media possessed by the United States which have the capabilit…

_____ (2020-09-14). Our Unjust System Of Mass Supervision. popularresistance.org Wisconsin's disastrous system of mass supervision is at odds with our widely shared values of justice, human dignity and compassion. Detaining people struggling with poverty, housing insecurity, mental health issues and addiction issues for alleged rule violations is at odds with common sense approaches to justice. Yet, public officials in Wisconsin have been keeping its prisons and jails overcrowded for many years by doubling down on this unjust practice. | A new report by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU demonstrates the deep racial injustice and extent of the harm caused by mass supervision in Wisconsin.

commondreams (2020-09-14). New York Senate Attacks the American Monopoly Crisis. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-14). Connecticut Sues Exxon in Fast-Growing Wave of Climate Lawsuits. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-09-14). September 14, 2001: The Day America Became Israel. popularresistance.org The rubble was still smoldering at Ground Zero when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to essentially transform itself into the Israeli Knesset, or parliament. It was 19 years ago, 11: 17pm Washington D.C. time on September 14, 2001 when the People's Chamber approved House Joint Resolution 64, the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) "against those responsible for the recent attacks." Naturally, that was before the precise identities, and full scope, of "those responsible" were yet known – so the resolution's rubber-stamp was obscenely open-ended by necessity, but also by design.

_____ (2020-09-14). Ending The Pentagon's Pandemic Of Spending. popularresistance.org The inadequate response of both the federal and state governments to the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the United States, creating what could only be called a national security crisis. More than 190,000 Americans are dead, approximately half of them people of color. Yelp data show that more than 132,000 businesses have already closed and census data suggest that, thanks to lost wages, nearly 17% of Americans with children can't afford to feed them enough food. | In this same period, a number of defense contractors have been doing remarkably well.

Adrian Bardon (2020-09-14). Faith and politics mix to drive evangelical Christians' climate change denial. zcomm.org Fundamentalist religious traditions are defined by their fixed doctrines. Political conservatives by definition favor the preservation of the traditional social and economic order…

Badri Raina (2020-09-14). Is It a Crime To Peacefully Protest Against the Government's Policies? zcomm.org With several eminent activists and academics named in the Delhi Police's supplementary chargesheet, it is best to be told in black and white who may speak and who may not…

Thom Hartmann (2020-09-14). How big money controls the stories the media tells. zcomm.org Investing in political media can produce a huge return on investment and transform the politics of the nation…

Ryan Grim (2020-09-14). Rhode Island's Progressive Wave Was Four Years in the Making. zcomm.org In 2016, a WFP-backed candidate unseated Rhode Island's House majority leader. Insurgents have been making progress ever since…

Anonymous (2020-09-14). Universities are being forced to lie about being COVID safe. zcomm.org Universities know they will become infection hot-spots. But shutting before the government tells them to will leave them bankrupt…

Barbara Smith (2020-09-14). The U.S. "Functions with White Supremacy as Its Engine" zcomm.org Here's How We Dismantle It…

Nikos Raptis (2020-09-14). Tragically Comic Humanity (Part 2 of 2). zcomm.org If we use our rationality we can save ourselves and the planet…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-09-14). Why Many Police Are Barely Distinguishable From Racist Vigilantes. zcomm.org Under Trump, the collaboration of armed white supremacist Trump supporters and police is an explosive mix of violence aimed at communities of color.

Antonio Carty (2020-09-14). Free daily home testing for the contagious form of the virus, by mass producing these simple, cheap, self administered, non invasive and quick test strips, this is a ready to go solution, that will save lives and restore society and all we can produce, by shining an inescapable light on this virus at root, in every home each day. zcomm.org The company 'e25bio' has made a simple paper strip test, which only identifies Covid-19's infamous spike protein that allows it to hook onto, spread and infect others so well, its the best cheapest test which does not require doctor or a machine and is just like pregnancy test, a simple paper strip, can be mass

Victor Lee Lewis (2020-09-14). Tuesday 9/15: Hard Conversations: Whiteness, Race, and Social Justice. indybay.org Zoom. A 5-Week Intensive Online Seminar and Virtual Classroom…

Santa Cruz News Network (2020-09-14). Monterey Bay Central Labor Council Endorses Brown, Hill and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org One of the Monterey Bay area's largest labor organizations, Monterey Bay Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, has endorsed Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, and Kayla Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election. The Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC) is the local body of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), representing more than 39,000 union members and their families from the Monterey Bay Area.

Coastal Commons Land Trust (2020-09-14). Saturday 9/26: Building Power for an Affordable Housing Future in Santa Cruz. indybay.org Online Event | bit.ly/2R0RamF

LEON (2020-09-14). Proof: ICE San Francisco Still Has Bloody Hands. indybay.org Photo taken August 8 shows demonstrators placing bloody hand prints on the building that houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement at 630 Sansome St. in San Francisco. See what remains of their handiwork one month later. | Photos by Leon Kunstenaar.

Follow the Money (2020-09-14). 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…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2020-09-14). Tuesday 9/29: Juan Felipe Herrera & Naomi Shihab Nye: Every Day We're More Illegal. indybay.org Online webinar…

Mijente (2020-09-14). Monday 9/21: Goodbye and Good riddance to Palantir. indybay.org Palantir's former HQ, 100 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto…

Emerging Leaders Circle (2020-09-14). Thursday 9/17: How To Join a Non-Profit Board. indybay.org Online Event | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-y…

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2020-09-14). 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.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries (2020-09-14). Wednesday 9/23: Community Resilience Project: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Resilience. indybay.org Online Event | santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/7025394

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2020-09-14). Tuesday 10/6: Frank Wilderson III: Afropessimism. indybay.org Online webinar…

No Nukes Action (2020-09-14). On Tenth Year Of Fukushima, The Olympics & The Resignation Of Abe. indybay.org No Nukes Action hosts a panel with anti-nuclear activists, unionists and a journalist in Japan about the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Olympics and the resignation of Abe. It also presents a new videos from Fukushima tens years after the meltdowns.

KQED (2020-09-14). Thursday 9/17: Dear Beloved: Music & Storytelling with SOL Development & BE-IMAGINATIVE. indybay.org Online/Virtual Event…

KQED (2020-09-14). Wednesday 9/23: Imagine Freedom: Art Works for Abolition. indybay.org Online/Virtual Event…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2020-09-14). Wednesday 9/23: Obi Kaufmann: The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas. indybay.org Online webinar…

Yes on 16 (2020-09-14). Thursday 9/17: Yes on Prop 16: Opportunity for All Virtual Rally. indybay.org Online…

Shut Down Trump (2020-09-14). CHP Drives Through Anti-Trump Protestors in Sacramento. indybay.org Suddenly and unprovoked, a California Highway Patrol officer drove through a line of anti-Trump protestors that were chanting "You can't stop the revolution!"

Yes On Prop 17 (2020-09-14). Tuesday 9/15: Liberar El Voto: Yes On Prop 17 Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month. indybay.org Online…

Uhuru Solidarity Movement (2020-09-14). Saturday 10/17: San Diego March for Reparations to African People. indybay.org We will start the March at Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway and march to 6th and Laurel, Balboa Park.

Piedmont Diversity Film Series (2020-09-14). Thursday 9/17: 'Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote'. indybay.org Zoom from your own home…

Commonwealth Club (2020-09-14). Wednesday 9/16: The COVID-19 Pandemic in the SF Bay Area & the Societal Inequities Exposed. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). 3rd group of Iranians stranded in Bulgaria return home. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — A group of Iranian nationals stranded in Bulgaria and other Balkan countries due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, left the country for Tehran on Sunday evening.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Iran shining in world for achieving isotope enrichment tech. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — The head of the Atomic Energy Organization stated that despite sabotages of the arrogant powers, today, Iran is one of the few countries that have acquired the technology of the enriching the stable isotopes.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). IAEA to inspect second location in Iran later this month. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said that a complementary access at the second specified location in Iran will take place later this month.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Hashd al-Sha'abi repels ISIL attack in Iraq's Samarra. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi forces repelled the ISIL's terrorist attack in southern Samarra.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). US always used gullible journalists to sell their folly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that US warmongers have always used gullible journalists to sell their folly.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Foreign passing flights from Iran's sky hits 13% growth. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Foreign passing flights from Iranian sky in the 5th Iranian month in the current year (from July 21 to August 22) registered a 13.4 percent growth as compared to a month earlier.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Iranian judge, artists in Italian art tour. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — An art tour titled "Italy in Arte" is underway in Italy with the participation of international artists including two from Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Leader to honor Sacred Defense's veterans via videoconference. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — At the threshold of the Sacred Defense Week, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will deliver a speech on Monday Sept. 21 to honor one million war veterans through videoconference.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). UAE, Bahrain traitors must wait for Resistance's revenge. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Addressing traitorous rulers of UAE and Bahrain, the Head of Ideological-Political Organization of the Ministry of Defense warned all compromisers to wait for the anger and revenge of the Islamic Ummah and the Resistance Axis.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). WAIA to address UAE, Bahrain normalizations with Tel Aviv. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — The World Assembly of Islamic Awakening (WAIA) will hold an extraordinary session on Wednesday to discuss the recent normalization of ties by some Arab states with the Israeli regime.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Peace agreements signed between longstanding allies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Peace agreements' being signed are not between foes but longstanding allies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Police busts 1.7 ton of drugs in Zahedan. en.mehrnews.com ZAHEDAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The police force of Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan have successfully busted 1,674 kilograms of illicit drugs through in a single operation in the southeastern province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Mourning ceremony of martyrdom of Imam Sajjad held in Shiraz. en.mehrnews.com FARS, Sep. 14 (MNA) – The mourning ceremony of martyrdom of Fourth Imam of Shia Muslims, Imam al-Sajjad (PBUH) was held in Hazrat Ali ibn Hamzeh Mausoleum in Shiraz on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). World must boycott those who only pretend to favor peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) —The Commander of Iran Army's University of Command and Staff said that the world should move towards peace, and in this regard, those who are are making a pretense of being adherent to peace should be boycotted.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). South Africa not aware of US allegation against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — The Spokesman for South Africa's foreign ministry Lunga Ngqengelele said US official's allegation against Iran took Pretoria by surprise.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Animation sections' jury members of Festivals announced. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival announced the names of the juries of Festival of Festivals which covers short fiction, video clips and animation sections.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Observe diplomatic etiquette! en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Ali Bagheri, deputy of international affairs of the Judicial System of Iran, strongly condemned the interference of European embassies in Iran's internal affairs and urged them to observe the diplomatic etiquette.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). 'All the Time' to go on screen at Busan Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iranian short film, 'All the Time' directed by Shadi Karamroudi, has been accepted into the competition program of the 25th edition of Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Iran COVID-19 update: 2,619 cases, 156 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The daily count of COVID-19 infections in Iran reached 2,619 on Monday, bringing the total cases to 404,648, according to the Health Ministry.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Iran summons German ambassador over meddlesome remarks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the German Ambassador over meddlesome tweets of the embassy.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-14). Paying GPs to provide contraception information linked to reduced abortions. imperial.ac.uk Providing GPs with financial incentives to offer information about long-acting contraceptives is associated with an increase in use.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-14). £10m Trinity Challenge to protect future generations from pandemics. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has joined a global coalition focused on protecting the world from future health emergencies in the wake of COVID-19.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-14). Imperial's COVID-safe teaching and research highlighted to Universities Minister. imperial.ac.uk Universities Minister Michelle Donelan MP visited Imperial's South Kensington campus on Monday.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-14). Continued excellence at Imperial celebrated in latest round of promotions. imperial.ac.uk Over 120 academics have been promoted across the Business School and the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine, and Natural Sciences.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-14). Thousands chasing London allotments as supply dwindles. imperial.ac.uk The mental, physical and community benefits of allotment gardening are invaluable to city dwellers, but allotments are in short supply in London.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-14). Astronomers find hints of life on Venus. imperial.ac.uk An international team of astronomers have discovered a rare molecule — phosphine — in the clouds of Venus that could indicate the presence of life.

yenisafak (2020-09-14). Israel to demolish mosque in Jerusalem. yenisafak.com Israel on Monday issued a demolition order for a mosque in the town of Silwan in east Jerusalem for "lack of a construction permit," according to local residents.Israeli authorities gave the curators of the Qaqaa Bin Amr mosque 21 days to challenge the order.Built in 2012, the two-floor mosque accommodates hundreds of worshippers.A similar demolition order was issued in 2015, but was never enforced.In recent years, Israeli settlers have seized control of dozens of Palestinian homes in Silwan, which is close to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.Israeli settlement organization Elad says it seeks to turn Silwan…

yenisafak (2020-09-14). Kosovo-Serbia 'Agreement': Lots of noise, little substance. yenisafak.com On September 4, the Trump Administration hosted Kosovo and Serbia's delegations in the White House to culminate a normalization process between the two countries, which has been crooked since the very beginning. In the glitzy signing ceremony held at the Oval Office, Serbia and Kosovo agreed to move forward with "economic normalization" by signing up to a number of undertakings. However, there was not a single document that both sides signed, but actually two fairly similar separate documents which Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti signed individually. Equally important…

yenisafak (2020-09-14). Armed men attack Nigerian village, kidnap 21. yenisafak.com Armed men abducted 21 people in a raid on a village in northwestern Nigeria's Kaduna city, local media reported Monday.The unknown assailants attacked the Udawa village late on Sunday, kidnapping 21 residents, including children, and leaving several injured.Kaduna State Police spokesman Muhammad Jalige confirmed the incident and said the Nigerian authorities had sent reinforcements to the village after the attack.He added that the authorities moved the injured to hospitals and were searching for the kidnapped villagers.The country's northwestern region sees occasional clashes between the herder Fulani people — o…

yenisafak (2020-09-14). Turkey hails Bangladesh for hosting Rohingya refugees. yenisafak.com Turkey's top diplomat praised Bangladesh on Monday for its efforts to host Rohingya refugees.In a joint news conference following a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu thanked Dhaka for their hosting of millions of Rohingya refugees."We know that this is a huge burden and huge responsibility for Bangladesh. More than 4 million refugees are actually hosted by Bangladesh in total, so this is a huge responsibility on their shoulders. We appreciate their efforts," he told reporters in the Turkish capital Ankara.Cavusoglu pointed out that Turkey, with its all orga…

yenisafak (2020-09-14). 'Turkey will not compromise on rights in E.Med'. yenisafak.com The Turkish defense minister said on Monday that "sacrificing our rights in the Eastern Mediterranean is out of question"."We have rights, concerns, and interests in the Eastern Mediterranean. Some countries are making counter moves and taking actions against them. We follow them with great patience," Hulusi Akar said following the Distinguished Observer Day activities of the Mediterranean Storm — a five-day military exercise.Stressing that Turkey will resolutely continue to do what is necessary to protect its rights, Akar said it is out of question to sacrifice and give up rights in the region."We are in favor…

yenisafak (2020-09-14). Belarusian leader Lukashenko begins talks with Putin in Russia's Sochi. yenisafak.com Embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko began talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in the Black Sea region of Sochi, the TASS news agency cited the Kremlin as saying.Lukashenko flew to Russia earlier on Monday to try to win Putin's help to survive weeks of mass protests against his 26-year-rule.

yenisafak (2020-09-14). Facebook allows users to watch videos together online. yenisafak.com Facebook Inc said on Monday that its users will now be able to watch videos with their friends online using the social media company's Messenger app, enabling them to see reactions in real time.The "Watch Together" feature will allow a user to add up to eight people through a video call and up to 50 people through its videoconferencing tool Messenger Rooms.The company launched the tool in July as it looks to take on Zoom Video communications inc that became a household name driven by the coronavirus-driven boom in demand for its platform.Facebook joins a crowded field of companies rushing to dominate the stay-at-…

WSWS (2020-09-14). Australia: Unions silent as dozens of New South Wales schools are affected by COVID-19. wsws.org Even teachers over the age of 70, or with serious health conditions, have been forced back to front-line teaching since late May.

WSWS (2020-09-14). Australian government exploits family funeral to push for end to coronavirus border restrictions. wsws.org The government aims to shift public opinion against border restrictions, which corporate Australia now wants scrapped.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-14). Rio Tinto turns Cultural Vandal: The Destruction of the Juukan Gorge Caves. dissidentvoice.org It was a calamity in cultural terms likened to the destruction of the Buddhist statues of Bamyan and the ancient city of Palmyra. The explosive eradication of two Aboriginal sites in West Australia's Juukan Gorge in May, said to be 46,000 years old, moved Peter Stone, the UNESCO chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, …

Justin Podur (2020-09-14). Can We Address That British Eugenics Scandal? counterpunch.org British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been known to have an interestin eugenics, but despite the persistence of support for this discredited idea over the years, eugenics is a scientific and moral failure. In February, an adviser to Johnson resigned when some old racist posts he wrote in 2014 emerged. The contractor, Andrew Sabisky, called

Jack Peat (2020-09-14). Can You Name One Company that Has Moved to the UK Because of Brexit? globalresearch.ca A Brexit quandary has been making the rounds on social media as the Britain's exit from the union looms. | With just months to go until the end of the transition period and just weeks until the two sides must arrive …

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-09-14). "Blood All Over": Physicians' Group Identifies 115 Head Injuries Caused By So-Called "Less-Lethal" Projectiles. commondreams.org "We must ban the use of kinetic impact projectiles in crowd-control situations due both to the life-threatening injuries they can cause and their potential to violate freedom of expression and assembly," says Physicians for Human Rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Molly McGrath (2020-09-14). Election Season is Here. Are You Ready to Vote? commondreams.org "During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential that we not only protect our health but also our civil liberties—including our fundamental right to vote," writes McGrath. (Photo: Pinterest) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-09-14). Taking Aim at ExxonMobil, Connecticut Joins 'Fast-Growing Wave of Climate Lawsuits' Targeting Fossil Fuel Giants. commondreams.org "This avalanche of climate litigation is Exxon's worst nightmare. The public increasingly understands Big Oil's role in causing and lying about the climate crisis." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-09-14). Bye Bye, Big Oil? BP Admits Demand May Have Already Peaked, Predicts Growth of Renewable Energy. commondreams.org Welcoming news that oil demand may never recover to pre-pandemic levels, Greenpeace noted that "a #GreenRecovery will hasten its demise." | www.flickr.com/photos/26287008@N05/48166…

Mandy Smithberger (2020-09-14). National (In)Security and the Pentagon Budget. commondreams.org "Continuing to prioritize the Pentagon over the needs of every other agency and Americans more generally keeps us on a glidepath to disaster," writes Smithberger. (Photo: Peace Education Center/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-09-14). 'No One Should Be Fooled': Trump Executive Order on Drug Prices Denounced as Election Year Charade. commondreams.org Latest move called nothing more than a public relations stunt "intended to distract Americans from the president's broken promises to seniors and the 200,000 Americans that have died from the coronavirus as a result of his failed Covid-19 response policies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-14). 'This Is a Travesty': Climate Denier Who Has Argued in Favor of Fossil Fuel Emissions Named to Leadership Role at NOAA. commondreams.org Climate scientists were aghast Monday at the news that David Legates, who has repeatedly questioned the scientific consensus that human activity is causing the climate crisis, was named over the weekend to a leadership role at the federal government's climate research agency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

2020-09-14: Social Media Postees

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Species in Peril: Loss, Love and Protection
Subhankar Banerjee | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
Human calamities abound. The unrelenting coronavirus pandemic has already claimed more than 900,000 lives worldwide. The images of exploding wildfires from the American Southwest–California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington–look apocalyptic. Racial injustice and inequity in the United States marches on. And, the economic suffering?–painful. In this moment of so much death and suffering–do we even have…
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Millions in the US choke on hazardous air as West Coast fires continue to rage
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
With 33 dead and over 4.6 million acres burned, the unprecedented fires in California, Oregon and Washington have quickly spiraled into a catastrophe affecting the lives of millions.
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The California wildfires, climate change and capitalism
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The wildfires ripping through California and Oregon have exposed yet again the dangers posed by climate change and the inability of capitalist governments to deal with it.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/pers…

Day 5 of Assange trial: Wikileaks' publication of Afghan War Logs was basis for ICC case
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-14
Today's witness presented by the defense, Eric Lewis, tried to impress upon the fact that once Assange could be subjected to arbitrary detention methods and highlighted the tremendous contributions of Wikileaks in advancing an ICC investigation of the US…
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Let's Be Real: President Biden Would Probably Be More Hawkish Than Trump
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-14
People who dislike Trump are often reluctant to talk about this, but it looks likely that a Biden administration would be more warlike than its predecessor. | In a recent interview with US Department of Defense newspaper Stars and Stripes, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said it's important to keep troops in the Middle East to fight terrorism, and that it's likely that America's bloated military budget will not only remain at…
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Let's Be Real: President Biden Would Probably Be More Hawkish Than Trump
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-14
In a recent interview with US Department of Defense newspaper Stars and Stripes, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said it's important to keep troops in the Middle East to fight terrorism, and that it's likely that America's bloated military budget will not only remain at its current size but may actually increase under his presidency due to the need to focus on "near peer" threats like China and Russia. | This is not a deviati…
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Israel and the UAE Hope to Turn Yemen's Remote Islands into an Intel Gathering Hub
Ahmed AbdulKareem | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Often a flashpoint for tensions between international rivals and a major chokepoint for much of the world's maritime transit, the waters surrounding Yemen have become a much-vaunted prize for regional intelligence services. | *** | In the wake of the recent normalization …
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Democrats Campaigning to Keep Green Party off the Ballot in Key Swing States
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-14
Voter shaming did not work for the Democrats in 2016 and with this latest attempt to bar the Green Party from even standing, Democrats are choosing a high-risk strategy that could backfire on election day. | MPN– The 2020 presidential election is already underway — or, at least, it should be. Because of an ongoing legal battle, none of Pennsylvania's 67 counties will be sending out mail-in ballots today like they were originally scheduled to. Democrats are attempting to remove Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins from the ballot because of an alleged procedural mistake his running mate Ange…
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Democrats Campaigning to Keep Green Party off the Ballot in Key Swing States
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-14
Voter shaming did not work for the Democrats in 2016 and with this latest attempt to bar the Green Party from even standing, Democrats are choosing a high-risk strategy that could backfire on election day.
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Bezos Doubles Wealth as Amazon Essential Product Prices Rise 1000% Amid Pandemic
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-14
A report by Public Citizen found that "Amazon is engaged in price gouging on products it sells directly" through its Amazon Essentials line, with products like facemasks and corn starch seeing elevenfold increases in price.
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Ukraine Bans Russian Media Apps
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Ukraine's demand that Apple ban several Russian media apps from that national segment of its online store is a desperate infringement of free speech which shows both how insecure Kiev's leadership is of its people having access to alternative information …
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Dark web voter database report casts new doubts on Russian election hack narrative
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-14
A new report showing that US state-level voter databases were publicly available calls into question the narrative that Russian intelligence "targeted" US state election-related websites in 2016. A September 1 report in the Moscow daily Kommersant on a "dark web" site offering a database of personal information on millions of registered American voters undermines one of …
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Israeli Human Rights Group Highlights How Israel Makes Fishing in Gaza Deadly
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-14
As is the reality with most elements of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation, the greatest challenge in Gaza's fishing industry is not the whether, or fluctuations in the market — it's simply living to fish another day.
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The only way to stop California wildfires? Elect Joe Biden, claims former competitor Tom Steyer
rt.com | 2020-09-14
Democrat activist and former presidential hopeful Tom Steyer says the wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington are due to climate change, and the "only solution" to them is Joe Biden. | The number-one thing people can do to stop the wildfires raging, according to Steyer, is to "elect a different president who is going to recognize the problem, deal with it forcefully at home, deal with it forcefully overseas." And the "only solution" to the fires, Steyer told CNN's 'New Day,' is "honest to God, Joe Biden." | . @TomSteyer: "The only solution…
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With Global Heating, Expect Inferno Seasons In The American West
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-14
More than 3.1 million acres have burned in California this year — some 3% of the state — with many wildfires still at zero containment and months of fire season left to go. This far exceeds the previous record set in 2018, when 1.7 million acres burned, including the town of Paradise. | These raging fires, some exacerbated by the blistering heat last weekend, are the direct result of climate change. The planet is currently 1.0 ∞C to 1.2 ∞C (about 2 ∞F) hotter than it ought to be. This excess heat is entirely due to humans, mainly from burning fossil fuels and destroying forests.
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Trump's War On Journalism Takes Center Stage
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-14
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 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested and charged. | Trevor Timm, the executive director for the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), told a magistrate court judge, "[President Donald] Trump's administration is moving to explicitly criminalize national security journalism, and if this prosecution is allowed to go forward, dozens of rep…
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Dark Web Voter Database Report Casts New Doubts on Russian Election Hack Narrative
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-14
Gareth PORTER | A new report showing that US state-level voter databases were publicly available calls into question the narrative that Russian intelligence "targeted" US state election-related websites in 2016. | A September 1 report in the Moscow daily Kommersant on a "dark web" site offering a database of personal information on millions of registered American voters undermines one of the central themes of the Russia hysteria pervading US politics. | Democratic politicians and corporate media pundits have long accepted it as fact th…
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Remembering the many lives of our friend David Graeber
ROAR Collective | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
You lived your many lives as a true revolutionary, lighting little fires in our collective imagination as you playfully weaved your way through this twisted world of ours…
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California: The Center of the White-West is Burning
David Andersson | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
First we need to send all our best wishes of well-being to our friends, brothers and sisters in California who are confronting an unprecedented disaster. The fires there are absolutely ferocious.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/14/1883661…

Wednesday 9/23: Virtual Protest: BlackRock Stop Forest Destruction Now!
Stop The Money Pipeline, Amazon Watch, others | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Online…
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Wednesday 9/23: Virtual Protest: BlackRock Stop Forest Destruction Now!
Stop The Money Pipeline, Amazon Watch, others | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Online via Zoom…
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"These Are Climate Fires": Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-14
President Trump has said little about the wildfires raging in California, Oregon and Washington for three weeks, other than to suggest poor forest management was primarily to blame. But the states' governors are pushing back and directly linking the fires to the climate crisis. "These are climate fires," says Timothy Ingalsbee, an Oregon-based wildland fire ecologist and former wildland firefighter who now directs Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. "Though some scientists hesitate to attribute a single event to climate change, these are exactly the conditions predicted by climatologists."
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/14/oregon_wi…

Pandemic, Wildfires & Heat Wave: Undocumented Farmworkers Face "Triple Threat" as West Coast Burns
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-14
As devastating fires burn across the West Coast, some of the most vulnerable people are farmworkers — many of whom are undocumented. Despite the risks of the pandemic and the climate-fueled fires, many feel they have to keep working even if that means working inside evacuation zones. The state of California has repeatedly allowed growers to continue harvesting despite evacuation orders putting workers at great risk. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the agriculture worker program for California Rural Legal Assistance, says farmworkers who speak out against unsafe working conditions risk losing their jobs.
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/14/us_wildfi…

"Trump Is Criminality Personified": Rev. William Barber on Protecting the Vote & Mobilizing the Poor
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-14
With less than two months before November, the Poor People's Campaign has launched a push to register tens of millions of poor and low-income voters, who could decide the fate of the election. "Voting is power unleashed," says Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach. "We've got to train the people on the power of the vote, the power to protect the vote, and the power to shape public policy by the vote." The initiative is called MORE, which stands for Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, Educating People for a Movement That Votes.
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/14/rev_willi…

Two Dozen Progress Groups to Congress: No Secret Spy Provisions in Must-Pass Legislation
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-14
The organizations sound alarms about potential "dragnet surveillance of domestic internet activity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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In 'Devastating' Ruling, 9th Circuit Upholds Trump's Termination of Humanitarian Protections for Nearly 300,000 Migrants
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-14
"This court decision is doubling down on the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policy agenda." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Australian government, Labor opposition silent on sadistic British show-trial of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The Australian political and media establishment has largely responded to the vicious attacks on Assange's legal and democratic rights by pretending that they are not occurring.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/auas…

"It'll Start Getting Cooler, You Just Watch": Trump Spits Climate Denialism Right in California's Face
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-14
"I thought I'd find it funny watching this, but instead it's just chilling: as the West Coast faces a climate catastrophe, the president laughs at them and denies the problem exists." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As the West Goes Up in Flames, Trump Couldn't Care Less
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2020-09-14
US President Donald Trump listens to California Governor Gavin Newsom at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California on September 14, 2020 during a briefing on wildfires. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Screwing with the Unemployment Statistics
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
Something is screwy about unemployment numbers out of Washington. In late July, just before the end of the supplemental $600 weekly checks for people collecting unemployment benefits, the New York Times reported that 30 million were receiving those checks. That's 30 million laid-off workers who qualified for unemployment benefits, which is not everyone who was…
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Toronto: Rally For Six Nations Members Arrested In Land Dispute
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-14
Hundreds of people demonstrated outside of the office of the Ontario ministry of Indigenous affairs in Toronto on Saturday to show support for members of Six Nations of the Grand River arrested in a land dispute. | Demonstrators carried placards and a large banner that read: "Land Back." The gathering near Bloor Street East and Church Street was in support of a group that calls itself the Six Nations Land Defenders. | "Land Back" was painted in red capital letters on the street near the office with messages in chalk surrounding the words.
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Did America's War on Terror Displace 37 Million People?
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-14
European Parliament / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Juan Cole / Informed Comment The Brown University Watson Institute Costs of War Project has put out a report concluding that the US-led "War on Terror" has displaced 37 million people. While there are parts of the report I agree with, some of the argument seems to me flawed. Let me explain why that is, below. First of all, lead author David Vine and his… | Source…
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Climate Emergency Overdrive
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
Our Age of Compound Disasters as 10% of Oregon is Evacuated, California Burns and Louisiana Sinks…
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Cutting Through Western Imperialist Propaganda About China, Plus A Tribute To Kevin Zeese
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-14
As US empire wanes and China's economy and global reach grow, the United States has entered a Cold War with China that includes economic warfare, military antagonism, and a misinformation campaign. Western imperialist media promote myths designed to build public opposition to China and support for this US aggression. This leaves even those on the left confused. Rarely do we hear from Chinese people who would provide clarity about their country. To fill that gap, the new Qiao Collective, composed of Chinese analysts and scholars, was created this year. We speak with collective member Elias Tchen. This is the last…
popularresistance.org/cutting-through-we…

Unipolar Spin: Why Imperial Leftists Vilify Russia's Social Democracy
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-14
A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth. In reading countless articles from the Atlantic Council press outlets (NYT, WaPo, VICE News, et al), we take for granted that modern Russia is a right-wing regime controlled by an authoritarian personality bent on total domination. As a result, the debate then gets framed on why or whether its right for leftists to attack it as such, since this is used to further justify collective punishment (sanctions) against a whole people. | What escapes us is why creating propaganda that will result in collective punishment is in any way the business of self-declared leftists i…
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US-Linked PR Firm Ran Fake News Networks For Right-Wing Latin American Regimes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-14
A major US PR firm located just a few blocks from the White House has been caught running an industrial grade propaganda operation on social media. The information warfare blitzkrieg relied on fake accounts and pages to spread disinformation on behalf of right-wing, US-backed governments in Latin America, while deploying covert propaganda to destabilize the leftist governments in Venezuela and Mexico. | The company behind the campaign, CLS Strategies, signed a contract to represent Bolivia's far-right junta and provide "strategic communications counsel" in the lead-up to that country's ostensible election.
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America's "Good" Wars
Alan Johnstone | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-14
Germany On December 11, 1941, four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the United States. Even within the most avowed Leftist anti-war activist there exists a belief that the Second World War was fully justified in stopping Hitler's Nazis. They claim it was a just war for freedom and …
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Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). Covid-19 is No Longer a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID)
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
The powerful Global Financial Elites operating under the auspices of the World Economic Forum (WEF) are controlling, impoverishing, and destroying world populations using a social engineering strategy of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. | The truth rarely sees the light of day …
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The interconnectedness of everything-Capitalist contradictions and Marx's metabolic rift theory
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-14
No person is an island. It takes a village. Circle of Life. We are stardust. Seven generations. These truisms reference connections between people and what we owe each other. Appealing to chaos theory, an action, no matter how small, dominoes around the world.
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Former US-Backed Salvadoran Colonel Sentenced by Spanish Court to 133 Years in Prison for 1989 Jesuit Massacre
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-14
Col. Inocente Orlando Montano led an elite U.S.-trained army unit that massacred six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her teenage daughter during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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COVID-19 outbreak at Virginia migrant detention center caused by repression of anti-police brutality protesters
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The outbreak at the Farmville detention center demonstrates the capitalist class's disdain for democratic rights and the lives of the entire population.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/farm…

Trump's Broken Promises to His Voters — He Didn't Deliver!
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
Trump voters are not inclined to change their minds. Some of them are forever Republicans and will only vote the GOP ticket; they are called hereditary voters. Others can't stand the Democratic Party nominees, won't vote for the Libertarian ticket, and will only vote for Trump. Some love Trump because of his anti-immigrant stance, deregulation…
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Greece resettling stranded migrants to tent camp on Lesbos
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-14
Greece has resettled hundreds of migrants in a temporary new tent facility after a fire destroyed their overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos and hopes to have moved all of them this week, government officials said on Monday.More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, are without shelter and are having to sleep out in the open without proper sanitation after the fire tore through the Moria migrant camp last Wednesday.Greece is now registering the migrants and testing them for the COVID-19 disease before channeling them into the temporary tent camp, government spokesman…
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Confluence of Crises
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
Interview on a variety of topics…
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CBC owes the people of Palestine an apology
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-14
Over 2,000 people have written to the CBC to condemn its deletion of the word "Palestine" and its subsequent apology for uttering it. Still, the broadcaster insists the word falls outside its standards.
mronline.org/2020/09/14/cbc-owes-the-peo…

Afghan Peace Talks Could be Trump's Final Major Foreign Policy Victory Before November's Elections
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Talks between Afghan authorities and the Taliban, which began in Doha on Saturday with the goal of ensuring lasting peace in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of American and NATO troops after almost 19 years, were called historical by US Secretary …
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US Sabotage of Venezuela Economy. US Ex-Marine Caught Spying on Oil Refineries
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
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. | Speaking on the twelfth anniversary of the youth wing of the United Socialist Party …
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The US-Orchestrated Coup Plot in Belarus
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
There's nothing spontaneous about weeks of public demonstrations in Belarus, largely in the capital Minsk. | What's going on was Made in the USA, planned long before the August 9 Belarusian presidential election, handily won by incumbent Alexander Lukashenko. | Claims …
globalresearch.ca/struggle-defeat-us-orc…

Joe Biden's Pro-War History … Vote Independent
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Businessman Trump is a political novice, a geopolitical know-nothing. | Longtime Washington insider Biden has been active politically since 1973 as a US senator, vice president, and presidential aspirant. | He never met a US war of aggression against a nation threatening …
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Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks mailing out of absentee ballots pending ruling on Green Party ballot access
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The Democratic party has led the charge in purging third-party candidates, including the Greens, from the November ballot.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/wisc…

After 19 years of US occupation, Taliban-Afghan government talks underway
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-14
Direct negotiations between representatives of the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban began today in Qatar with the goal of reaching a political settlement ending the war between the two sides. The negotiating teams are led by top officials — the Afghan government side led by intelligence head Masoom Stanikzai, and the Taliban delegation led …
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Venezuela Arrests 'CIA Spy' on Oil Refinery 'Stakeout'
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-09-14
Ex-marine Matthew John Heath, who served in Iraq, was arrested in possession of grenade launchers, satellite phones, and C4 explosives on Thursday.
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Multinationals and Oil Companies Are Imposing Their Greed on the People of Mozambique
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
Three years ago, on October 5, 2017, fighters with the Al Sunnah wa Jama'ah (ASWJ) entered the town of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique. They attacked three police stations, and then withdrew. Since then, this group–which has since proclaimed its allegiance to the Islamic State–has continued its battle, including capturing the port of Mocímboa da Praia in August 2020. | …
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Navalny, Nord Stream 2, Belarus, and the American Elections
Prof. Valeria Z. Nollan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
The narrative is banal and so familiar: Russia is once again accused of having "poisoned" an individual trumpeted by the Western media as threatening the Russian government's interests. The minor political activist Alexei Navalny made the headlines after a suspicious …
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Chinese Military Calls US "Destroyer of World Peace", Citing Millions Dead & Displaced in Iraq, Syria, Libya
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Following the US and China imposing tit-for-tat restrictions on each other's diplomats and embassy staff, China's defense ministry on Sunday blasted the US as the "destroyer of world peace". | The statements are specifically in response to the Department of …
globalresearch.ca/chinese-military-calls…

Tennessee law seeks to criminalize protests on public property
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
Protests on Tennessee state property could mean up to six years in prison under a new law.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/tenn…

Why New CDC Report Does Not Mean Only 6% of COVID Deaths Were Genuine
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Posing as a "trusted health authority" comedian JP Sear's said in a recent skit: "We just published research on the CDC website that shows only 6% of COVID deaths that we've been reporting to you were caused by COVID …
globalresearch.ca/why-new-cdc-report-doe…

Pakistan's minorities denounce death sentence for blasphemy
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-14
A 37-year-old Christian garment factory worker, Asif Pervaiz, who was recently sentenced to death in a blasphemy case. His former supervisor accused him of sending "blasphemous messages" by phone…
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Oil and the Pandemic
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
During the reign of the Emperor Justinian I (527-565 AD), a mysterious plague spread out of the Nile Valley to Constantinople and finished off the Roman Empire. Appearing first in China and North India, the "Black Death" (Yersinia pestis) radiated throughout the Mediterranean and into Northern Europe. It may well have killed close to half…
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Autoworkers support University of Michigan strikers
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
Like the herding of workers into the auto factories, the drive to reopen schools and colleges even as the pandemic continues to rage is entirely driven by profit interests.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/mich…

Rogues in the Ranks
Edward Martin | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
On May 25, 2020, African American George Floyd, was arrested and killed by a white Minneapolis police officer. The officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt forcefully on Floyd's neck, and in effect crushing Floyd's wind pipe. Three other officers were involved, two helping to restrain Floyd, and another standing guard between witnesses and the actual killing. Eight…
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Video: US Naval Concepts of Chemical and Biological Warfare (1952)
Department of Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
This video was first published in 2015. | Naval Concepts of Chemical and Biological Warfare (1952), Department of Defense Film Production, National Archives and Records Administration Catalogue 428.MN.9170A. | Obtained by GovernmentAttic.org via the Freedom of Information Act on 30 September 2015 …
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Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South
Lee Ballinger | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
For years there was a long-running struggle in Charlottesville, Virginia, to remove a 26-foot-high statue of Robert E. Lee from a local park. On August 12, 2017, during a Unite the Right rally, clashes broke out between supporters of the statue, who marched under Confederate flags, and peaceful counter-protesters. During the rally, counter-protester Heather Heyer…
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Sanders supporters strike surprise blow against Rhode Island's Democratic establishment
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-14
Progressives in Rhode Island explain how grassroots organizers, inspired by Bernie and AOC, defeated the state's powerful Democratic machine.
therealnews.com/stories/sanders-supporte…

Resisting Authoritarianism One Co-Op at a Time
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
A popularly-elected republic overturned by a reactionary armed revolt–there are myriad reasons why the painful history of the Spanish Civil War might pop into one's head at this particular moment. For one thing, that conflict reminds us just how fast dictatorship can kill democracy. Backed by Hitler and Mussolini, General Francisco Franco seized power in…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/14/resisting-au…

A victory for students and parents: SPLC, allies win case blocking DeVos from diverting COVID-19 relief funds away from public schools
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-14
A federal court has sent a clear message to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: You cannot use a national crisis as an excuse to advance your education privatization agenda by siphoning desperately needed COVID-19 relief money away from public schools.
mronline.org/2020/09/14/a-victory-for-st…

Covert Action Props Up U.S.-Polish Axis Against Belarus: A Deep Dive into Far-Right Regime-Change Activists and Their Backers
FOIA Research | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
In Western mainstream media, the current protests in Belarus are portrayed as a natural development, in which the country's peaceful citizens are finally standing up against an aging dictator clinging to power after the allegedly fraudulent August 9th elections. However, …
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Three postal workers test positive at UK Royal Mail's Medway Mail Centre
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The outbreak at the "state-of-the-art" delivery office demonstrates that workers' health is being imperilled in an ongoing scramble for profit.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/roya…

Saudi Officials Must Testify in 9/11 Lawsuit, Says US Judge
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
A US judge ordered Saudi Arabia to make 24 current and former officials, including a former ambassador to the United States, available for questioning in a lawsuit claiming it provided assistance for the attacks that took place on 11 September …
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New York City launches fight for community control of police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-14
New York, NY – Members of the New York Community Action Project (NYCAP) joined with organizations from across the city, September 13 to officially launch a campaign for a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) in NYC. The launch of a CPAC campaign in the five boroughs follows on the heels of similar campaigns across the country, in cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Dallas and Jacksonville. | As a community organization based in the South Bronx, NYCAP began raising the demand for a CPAC in New York after members of the organization attended the re-founding conference of the National Alliance Against Racist an…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/14/new-york…

University of Illinois Hospital nurses strike over staff shortages, unsafe conditions
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
UIH nurses in Chicago walked out Saturday to demand patient limits and safe work environments.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/uihn…

Will Coronavirus Vaccine Testing Bleed the Horseshoe Crab Dry?
Neil Larsen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its relentless march across the globe, the unanticipated consequences are reaching every corner of our crowded planet. One such corner is Delaware Bay on the northeast seaboard of the United States, an estuary whose vast …
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Rio Tinto Turns Cultural Vandal: The Destruction of the Juukan Gorge Caves
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-09-14
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Video: Oregon Almeda Fire Aerial Views of Devastation
KOIN | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Sporadic and random fire damage looks like its spreading along roads a lot more than dense vegetation. | Look how clean the paved streets are! | Not much wind during this event? | Meanwhile, a random homeless man is charged with arson. | *…
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UAE-Israel Deal: 'Peace-for-Protection'…?
Abdel Bari Atwan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
It was no surprise to hear US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declare at the weekend that the UAE and Israel have agreed to form a security and military alliance against Iran to 'protect' US interests and the Middle East …
globalresearch.ca/peace-protection/57237…

No, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Didn't Spawn 250,000 Coronavirus Cases
Elizabeth Nolan Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Here's what we were told: An August motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, helped spread COVID-19 to more than a quarter-million Americans, making it the root of about 20 percent of all new coronavirus cases in the U.S. last month. …
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Congressional investigation opened into deaths of 27 soldiers this year at Fort Hood, Texas
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The military newspaper Stars and Stripes has dubbed the base the US Army's "most crime ridden post."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/fort…

Qu'attend la France du Liban et du Hezbollah et réalisera-t-elle ses objectifs? (3 de 3)
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-14
Depuis le Liban, le président franàßais Emmanuel Macron a lancé des messages dans toutes les directions. Il est clair que les USA ne se sont pas opposés à sa tentative d'intervention directe. Le Liban est un pays très complexe et la France n'a pas la base nécessaire pour apporter les changements qu'elle souhaite. Mais la France veut retrouver un ancrage solide au Pays du Cèdre, en commenàßant par le port pour ensuite conclure des accords sur le pétrole, le gaz, l'électricité et l'infrastructure, tout en remportant la faveur populaire si sa démarche aboutit. | Mais il y a une autre raison à la présence…
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UK firms announce hundreds of thousands of redundancies
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
There is a fear among some bourgeois commentators and political representatives that a sudden end to the Jobs Furlough scheme could lead to social upheaval.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/redu…

Floods inundate Sudan amid escalating economic crisis
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The hardest hit has been the capital Khartoum, where the Blue and White Nile Rivers meet, as the Nile burst its banks, demolishing everything in its way.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/suda…

University of Michigan graduate students vote to extend strike as opposition erupts at campuses throughout the US
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The reopening of campuses is driving an expansion of the coronavirus pandemic, with 19 of the 25 largest outbreaks in communities with colleges that have started in-person learning.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/umic…

Bahrainis oppose government move to normalize relations with Israel
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-14
On September 11, Bahrain became the second Gulf nation after the UAE to recognize Israel by signing a trilateral deal with the Zionist entity and the United States…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/14/bahrainis…

Unprecedented Threat to Independent Media and Freedom on the Internet: Support Global Research!
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Dear Readers, | 2020 has so far been a year of unprecedented global crises. In an increasingly polarized and crazy world, truly independent news and analysis is a vital weapon for the non-partisan truth, and a tool for prevention from repeating …
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Civilization in the Overdrive: A Conversation at the Edge of the Human Future
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
I am posting below a long interview with Konrad Stachnio on wide-ranging questions, which stretched by knowledge past its breaking point, especially in assessing where the technological innovations on the horizons will lead us. It is one of 17 conversations …
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Dr. Joseph Scalice responds to Jose Maria Sison's Stalinist lies and slanders
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
Sison hails "Stalin's great achievements," and Anakbayan prints this statement without any attempt to distance itself from such an assertion.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/siso…

Stop the dangerous "routine operation" of schools in Germany! Prepare a nationwide general strike!
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The completely unsafe routine operation of schools threatens the health and lives of millions of educators, parents, children, young people and their families.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/gers…

COVID-19 Vaccine Participant Develops Neurological Symptoms, AstraZeneca Pauses Trial
Jeremy Loffredo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
On Tuesday, AstraZeneca announced a pause on its experimental COVID-19 vaccine trial after a woman in the UK developed a " suspected serious reaction." The company is also conducting trials in the U.S., South Africa and Brazil, with enrollment …
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Video: COVID-19 the "Pandemic" Is Over. "A Novel Virus Closely Related to Corona Viruses Which Contribute to the Common Cold"
Dr. Mike Yeadon | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Mike Yeadon, Pfizer former chief scientific advisor: Ferguson's model has no validity in the view of most scientists: | "Yes, its a novel virus but its very closely related to at least four other viruses that circulate freely in the …
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Revealed: Censored Videos Show Saudi Pilots Bombing Britain
Phil Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
The UK's Royal Air Force is refusing to release video footage that shows fighter pilots from Saudi Arabia conducting air attacks in Britain, as part of a controversial military training scheme which involves 25 civilian airports. | *** | Saudi air force …
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Tens of thousands in southwest Louisiana remain without power two weeks after Hurricane Laura
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
With Tropical Storm Sally on track to hit Louisiana early this week the social and ecological crisis wrought in the wake of the last major storm is still coming into focus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/laur…

Adverse Health Effects of Electromagnetic Field Exposure: To Bee, or Not to Bee, that Is the Five "G" Question
Olle Johansson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
The collective evidence we can draw from the current scientific status regarding adverse health and biological effects of artificial electromagnetic field exposures, such as from cell phones, antennas/base stations, TV and radio towers, babyalarms, smart meters, powerlines, and WiFi routers, …
globalresearch.ca/bee-not-bee-five-g-que…

What Happened on that Tuesday in September 2001
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
As a student of both the Kennedy brothers' assassinations and 9/11 this writer was able to interview very interesting researchers on these topics. Ed Curtin and James DeEugenio have been very astute as to the former. They joined my radio …
globalresearch.ca/9-12-on-counts/5723713

German Left Party preparing to enter government and support war
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
In August, the Left Party's parliamentary leader Dietmar Bartsch backed the German Army's foreign deployments. Now foreign affairs spokesperson Gregor Gysi is going further.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/left…

The National Guard and the MST in the state of Bahia: Understand what's happening
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-14
The Brazilian National Guard has been deployed to settlements in the state of Bahia over a dispute between the Rural Landless Workers Movement (MST) and agricultural elites. The issue came to light nationally after the Bolsonaro government sent the troops on Wednesday, September 2nd, after a court order from Justice Minister André Mendonàßa. | A day prior, the department head had published decree 493, authorizing the troops' actions in southern Bahia. The official language of the document cites support for the Ministry of Agriculture Grazing and Resources (Mapa), in efforts dealing with settlements linked t…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/14/the-natio…

Eyewitness testimony: Death of Portland protester Michael Reinoehl was targeted assassination
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-14
An eyewitness has come forward to contradict official claims that Michael Reinoehl, a left-wing opponent of police violence who was killed in Lacey, Washington on September 3, died in a shootout with police.
mronline.org/2020/09/14/eyewitness-testi…

"We Have a Lot of Evidence that It's a Fake Story All Over the World" — German Doctors on COVID-19
Arjun Walia | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Is this article 'fake news?' No, because the statement in the title that reads "we have a lot of evidence that it's a fake story all over the world" is an actual quote from a representative of the group discussed …
globalresearch.ca/we-have-lot-evidence-t…

Wildcat strike over COVID-19 at Lear auto parts plant in Indiana
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
Lear workers refused to work for several hours Friday night after learning of potential COVID-19 cases in the facility, halting production also at the nearby Ford Chicago Assembly Plant.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/lear…

In fascistic Independence Day speech, Brazil's Bolsonaro condemns "strikes, social disorder"
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
Bolsonaro's rant rooted Brazil's national identity in "fear of god, respect for the family" and the struggle for "liberty" against "communism."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/bols…

Trump, Roger Stone call for violence and repression after Election Day
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The US president and his oldest political crony called for a police-military crackdown to back his continued rule.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/elec…

Unresolved 911 Issues
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-09-14
With the September 11, 2001 attacks now nineteen years past, Mickey hosts two truth-and-accountability activists still at work on unresolved issues. Jon Gold reviews the many failures of the 9/11…
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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Underpaid and at risk, graduate workers protest college reopening plans
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-14
Graduate assistants at colleges and universities around the country have long fought for higher salaries and benefits on par with that of non-student faculty members, however, amidst COVID-19, the battle for improved working conditions has an increased sense of urgency.
therealnews.com/columns/underpaid-and-at…

Living in the World of the Late John Frankenheimer
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
The year 2020 is a time of high anxiety not unlike 1918 when the last year of the First World War One coincided with the first year of the Spanish Flu. Far more lives were lost in those calamities: 20 million in the case of the First World War; 50 to 100 million in the Spanish Flu. Nevertheless, the United States faced a free and fair election in 1920 that produced a new president from a different political party. The decade that followed was known as the "Roaring Twenties."
counterpunch.org/2020/09/14/living-in-th…

Canadian Auto Workers Fight for Contract Transparency
Rebecca Keetch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
As bargaining at the Detroit 3 automakers kicks off in Canada, union members are fighting back against a longstanding undemocratic contract ratification process. In an unprecedented development, the Solidarity Movement, a rank-and-file movement within Unifor, has launched a petition to …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-auto-workers-…

Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy
Dr. Russell Blaylock | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
First published by GR on May 26, 2020 | "By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain." — Russell Blaylock, …
globalresearch.ca/face-masks-pose-seriou…

Greece buys billions in French arms amid war tensions with Turkey
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The purchase of a squadron of fighter jets and four warships marks a major escalation in the military standoff between Greece, backed by France, and Turkey.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/gree…

The Fog of Trump
Oscar Zambrano | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
The fog of Trump, like the fog of war, is choking the country in a cloud of situational uncertainty and grief. Its effects are extending to the whole world, which is now watching in revulsion the self-destructive implosion of the United States. The America we've all known is no more, and it will never be…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/14/the-fog-of-t…

The Literary Scene in the Great Depression (and Today)
Ben Terrall | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
In The Deep End: The Literary Scene in the Great Depression and Today (OR Books, 2020), the journalist Jason Boog writes about the plight of writers in the United States since the stock market crash of 2008 and compares their challenges to those of poets, novelists, and journalists in the 1930s. When focusing on the…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/14/the-literary…

Freedom or Fascism? "Refusal to be Derailed from the Path of Truth"
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
Here we are. No more speculation about 'what awaits around the corner'; the jail keepers are escorting us down the concrete corridor and the cell keys are hanging from his belt. Each one of us, in turn, convicted — without …
globalresearch.ca/freedom-fascism/572374…

What does France want from Lebanon and Hezbollah, and will it achieve its goals? 3/3
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-14
From Lebanon, French President Emmanuel Macron has transmitted messages in multiple directions. It is clear that America did not object to his attempt to intervene directly. Lebanon is a very complex country and that France does not have the necessary base to bring about the changes it desires. But France wants to regain a strong foothold in the Land of the Cedars, starting from the Port and ending with oil, gas, electricity and infrastructure agreements to build a robust popular base, if it succeeds in its endeavour. | However, there is another reason for the presence of France in the Middle East, from which it…
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/what-does…

University of Illinois at Chicago workers go on strike against low wages and unsafe conditions
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
Workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have gone on strike against low wages and unsafe conditions as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads rapidly through college campuses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/chic…

Videos of Biden touching young girls flagged as 'child sexual exploitation' by Twitter despite being official public footage
rt.com | 2020-09-14
C-Span footage of Joe Biden interacting with girls is being flagged by Twitter for violating their Child Sexual Exploitation Policy after popping up online during an argument about the politician's character. | The dispute on social media saw Texan progressive activist Johnny Graz seeking to make a case that the Democratic presidential nominee should be investigated for sexual assault. | Another commenter, who goes by the name 'Jake Koenig,' sought to support Graz's argument by posting a video compilation of Biden tou…
rt.com/usa/500646-biden-videos-flagged-t…

'I'm about to die': Probe launched after broken tail light results in brutal beating and arrest
rt.com | 2020-09-14
A sheriff's deputy in Georgia has been fired following an investigation into videos of an extremely violent arrest in which a black man was beaten bloody and unconscious, sparking outrage in the community and online. | The incident took place on September 11, when the unnamed Clayton County deputy pulled over an off-duty rideshare vehicle for an alleged broken taillight. | Passenger Roderick Walker, 26, was asked to show his identification, which he questioned as he was not the driver, at which point the deputies asked him to exit the car. A scuffle ensued and the deputies were filmed brutally beating Walker b…
rt.com/usa/500635-deputy-fired-brutal-ar…

Clouds of chlorine vapor rise into the sky after chemical-packed warehouse catches fire near Atlanta, Georgia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-09-14
A serious blaze has broken out inside a chemical storage facility near Atlanta, Georgia, prompting local authorities to suspend traffic along a nearby highway. This is the third such incident at the facility since 2004. | Ten pallets of dry chemicals caught fire at a warehouse in the town of Conyers in Rockdale County, local media reported, citing officials. The facility in question is said to belong to BioLab, a company dealing with pool and spa water-treatment chemicals. | Tall plumes of white smoke could be seen rising from the building. Reporters on the ground said that they were chlorine vapor clouds, and…
rt.com/usa/500661-conyers-chemical-fire-…

September 14, 2001: The Day America Became Israel
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-14
The rubble was still smoldering at Ground Zero when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to essentially transform itself into the Israeli Knesset, or parliament. It was 19 years ago, 11: 17pm Washington D.C. time on September 14, 2001 when the People's Chamber approved House Joint Resolution 64, the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) "against those responsible for the recent attacks." Naturally, that was before the precise identities, and full scope, of "those responsible" were yet known – so the resolution's rubber-stamp was obscenely open-ended by necessity, but also by design.
popularresistance.org/september-14-2001-…

Dr. Strangelove's Spoon Benders: How the U.S. Military Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-14
It is the belief held by top officials within the U.S. military industrial complex that their ideology of appropriate morality is to prevail and that one must use these mind-over-matter techniques to achieve the ultimate goal, "the power to manipulate reality", that global dominance can be achieved without wiping out the world."MindWar must be strategic in emphasis, with tactical applications playing a reinforcing, supplementary role. In its strategic context, MindWar must reach out to friends, enemies, and neutrals alike across the globe…through the media possessed by the United States which have the capabilit…
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Long-Awaited Win For Water Protectors
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-14
On Thursday, September 10, 2020, in a long-awaited ruling, United States District Court Judge Daniel Traynor (District of North Dakota) allowed a lawsuit challenging law enforcement's 2016 use of fire hoses and munitions against water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to move forward with discovery. The case had been stalled for more than two years after Morton County and other defendants filed a motion asking the court to dismiss the case. | Plaintiff Vanessa Dundon is a member of the Navajo/ Diné Nation who was shot in the eye with a teargas canister while attempting to aid another person.
popularresistance.org/long-awaited-win-f…

Our Unjust System Of Mass Supervision
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-14
Wisconsin's disastrous system of mass supervision is at odds with our widely shared values of justice, human dignity and compassion. Detaining people struggling with poverty, housing insecurity, mental health issues and addiction issues for alleged rule violations is at odds with common sense approaches to justice. Yet, public officials in Wisconsin have been keeping its prisons and jails overcrowded for many years by doubling down on this unjust practice. | A new report by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU demonstrates the deep racial injustice and extent of the harm caused by mass supervision in Wisconsin.
popularresistance.org/our-unjust-system-…

Foreign Interventionism, 9/11, and the Perpetual War on Terrorism
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-14
Jacob G. HORNBERGER | 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 interventionists claimed after the attacks. Instead, the attacks occurred in retaliation for what the U.S. national-security establishment, specifically the Pentagon and the CIA, had been doing to people in the Middle East prior to the 9/11 attacks. | Recall the Persian Gulf War in 1991, when the U.S. government intervened in a conflict involving their…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/14/fo…

Connecticut Sues Exxon in Fast-Growing Wave of Climate Lawsuits
commondreams.org | 2020-09-14
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Millions of People Demand Congressional Action on COVID-19 Relief
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Trump Campaign Continues To Use Antisemitic Dogwhistles
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New York Senate Attacks the American Monopoly Crisis
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Ending The Pentagon's Pandemic Of Spending
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-14
The inadequate response of both the federal and state governments to the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the United States, creating what could only be called a national security crisis. More than 190,000 Americans are dead, approximately half of them people of color. Yelp data show that more than 132,000 businesses have already closed and census data suggest that, thanks to lost wages, nearly 17% of Americans with children can't afford to feed them enough food. | In this same period, a number of defense contractors have been doing remarkably well.
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How big money controls the stories the media tells
Thom Hartmann | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
Investing in political media can produce a huge return on investment and transform the politics of the nation…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-big-money-cont…

Tragically Comic Humanity (Part 2 of 2)
Nikos Raptis | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
If we use our rationality we can save ourselves and the planet…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/tragically-comic-h…

Faith and politics mix to drive evangelical Christians' climate change denial
Adrian Bardon | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
Fundamentalist religious traditions are defined by their fixed doctrines. Political conservatives by definition favor the preservation of the traditional social and economic order…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/faith-and-politics…

Free daily home testing for the contagious form of the virus, by mass producing these simple, cheap, self administered, non invasive and quick test strips, this is a ready to go solution, that will save lives and restore society and all we can produce, by shining an inescapable light on this virus at root, in every home each day
Antonio Carty | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
The company 'e25bio' has made a simple paper strip test, which only identifies Covid-19's infamous spike protein that allows it to hook onto, spread and infect others so well, its the best cheapest test which does not require doctor or a machine and is just like pregnancy test, a simple paper strip, can be mass Read…
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Universities are being forced to lie about being COVID safe
Anonymous | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
Universities know they will become infection hot-spots. But shutting before the government tells them to will leave them bankrupt…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/universities-are-b…

Why Many Police Are Barely Distinguishable From Racist Vigilantes
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
Under Trump, the collaboration of armed white supremacist Trump supporters and police is an explosive mix of violence aimed at communities of color.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-many-police-ar…

Is It a Crime To Peacefully Protest Against the Government's Policies?
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
With several eminent activists and academics named in the Delhi Police's supplementary chargesheet, it is best to be told in black and white who may speak and who may not…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/is-it-a-crime-to-p…

Rhode Island's Progressive Wave Was Four Years in the Making
Ryan Grim | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
In 2016, a WFP-backed candidate unseated Rhode Island's House majority leader. Insurgents have been making progress ever since…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/rhode-islands-prog…

The U.S. "Functions with White Supremacy as Its Engine"
Barbara Smith | zcomm.org | 2020-09-14
Here's How We Dismantle It…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-u-s-functions-…

Tuesday 9/15: Liberar El Voto: Yes On Prop 17 Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
Yes On Prop 17 | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
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Saturday 9/26: Building Power for an Affordable Housing Future in Santa Cruz
Coastal Commons Land Trust | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Online Event | bit.ly/2R0RamF
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/14/1883662…

On Tenth Year Of Fukushima, The Olympics & The Resignation Of Abe
No Nukes Action | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
No Nukes Action hosts a panel with anti-nuclear activists, unionists and a journalist in Japan about the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Olympics and the resignation of Abe. It also presents a new videos from Fukushima tens years after the meltdowns.
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Thursday 9/17: How To Join a Non-Profit Board
Emerging Leaders Circle | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Online Event | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-y…
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Thursday 9/17: Yes on Prop 16: Opportunity for All Virtual Rally
Yes on 16 | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
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Wednesday 9/23: Imagine Freedom: Art Works for Abolition
KQED | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
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Thursday 9/17: 'Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote'
Piedmont Diversity Film Series | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
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Proof: ICE San Francisco Still Has Bloody Hands
LEON | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Photo taken August 8 shows demonstrators placing bloody hand prints on the building that houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement at 630 Sansome St. in San Francisco. See what remains of their handiwork one month later. | Photos by Leon Kunstenaar.
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Wednesday 9/23: Community Resilience Project: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Resilience
Santa Cruz Public Libraries | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Online Event | santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/7025394
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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 | 2020-09-14
Online webinar…
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Tuesday 9/15: Hard Conversations: Whiteness, Race, and Social Justice
Victor Lee Lewis | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Zoom. A 5-Week Intensive Online Seminar and Virtual Classroom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/14/1883662…

Wednesday 9/23: Obi Kaufmann: The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Online webinar…
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Wednesday 9/16: The COVID-19 Pandemic in the SF Bay Area & the Societal Inequities Exposed
Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Online via livestream…
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Thursday 9/17: Dear Beloved: Music & Storytelling with SOL Development & BE-IMAGINATIVE
KQED | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Online/Virtual Event…
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Sunday 9/13: The Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S
Dolores Perez Heilbron | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Zoom lecture online from First Unitarian Unviersalist Society of San Francisco – Humanist & Non-Theist group.
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Monday 9/21: Goodbye and Good riddance to Palantir
Mijente | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Palantir's former HQ, 100 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto…
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Tuesday 10/6: Frank Wilderson III: Afropessimism
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Online webinar…
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Thursday 9/17: 'Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote'
Piedmont Diversity Film Series | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Zoom from your own home…
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Saturday 10/17: San Diego March for Reparations to African People
Uhuru Solidarity Movement | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
We will start the March at Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway and march to 6th and Laurel, Balboa Park.
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9/14/20 Trump Fund Raises in Cal While Learning of Fire Damage
Follow the Money | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
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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CHP Drives Through Anti-Trump Protestors in Sacramento
Shut Down Trump | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
Suddenly and unprovoked, a California Highway Patrol officer drove through a line of anti-Trump protestors that were chanting "You can't stop the revolution!"
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/14/1883663…

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council Endorses Brown, Hill and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council
Santa Cruz News Network | indybay.org | 2020-09-14
One of the Monterey Bay area's largest labor organizations, Monterey Bay Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, has endorsed Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, and Kayla Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election. The Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC) is the local body of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), representing more than 39,000 union members and their families from the Monterey Bay Area.
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Iran summons German ambassador over meddlesome remarks
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the German Ambassador over meddlesome tweets of the embassy.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163513/Iran-summons…

Leader to honor Sacred Defense's veterans via videoconference
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — At the threshold of the Sacred Defense Week, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will deliver a speech on Monday Sept. 21 to honor one million war veterans through videoconference.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163526/Leader-to-ho…

Animation sections' jury members of Festivals announced
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival announced the names of the juries of Festival of Festivals which covers short fiction, video clips and animation sections.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163522/Animation-se…

US always used gullible journalists to sell their folly
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that US warmongers have always used gullible journalists to sell their folly.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163523/US-always-us…

Iran COVID-19 update: 2,619 cases, 156 deaths in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The daily count of COVID-19 infections in Iran reached 2,619 on Monday, bringing the total cases to 404,648, according to the Health Ministry.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163512/Iran-COVID-1…

Foreign passing flights from Iran's sky hits 13% growth
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Foreign passing flights from Iranian sky in the 5th Iranian month in the current year (from July 21 to August 22) registered a 13.4 percent growth as compared to a month earlier.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163524/Foreign-pass…

World must boycott those who only pretend to favor peace
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) –The Commander of Iran Army's University of Command and Staff said that the world should move towards peace, and in this regard, those who are are making a pretense of being adherent to peace should be boycotted.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163504/World-must-b…

IAEA to inspect second location in Iran later this month
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said that a complementary access at the second specified location in Iran will take place later this month.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163514/IAEA-to-insp…

South Africa not aware of US allegation against Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — The Spokesman for South Africa's foreign ministry Lunga Ngqengelele said US official's allegation against Iran took Pretoria by surprise.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163525/South-Africa…

UAE, Bahrain traitors must wait for Resistance's revenge
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Addressing traitorous rulers of UAE and Bahrain, the Head of Ideological-Political Organization of the Ministry of Defense warned all compromisers to wait for the anger and revenge of the Islamic Ummah and the Resistance Axis.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163422/UAE-Bahrain-…

'All the Time' to go on screen at Busan Intl. FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iranian short film, 'All the Time' directed by Shadi Karamroudi, has been accepted into the competition program of the 25th edition of Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163500/All-the-Time…

Peace agreements signed between longstanding allies
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Peace agreements' being signed are not between foes but longstanding allies.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163521/Peace-agreem…

3rd group of Iranians stranded in Bulgaria return home
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — A group of Iranian nationals stranded in Bulgaria and other Balkan countries due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, left the country for Tehran on Sunday evening.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163520/3rd-group-of…

Hashd al-Sha'abi repels ISIL attack in Iraq's Samarra
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi forces repelled the ISIL's terrorist attack in southern Samarra.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163508/Hashd-al-Sha…

Iranian judge, artists in Italian art tour
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — An art tour titled "Italy in Arte" is underway in Italy with the participation of international artists including two from Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163510/Iranian-judg…

Iran shining in world for achieving isotope enrichment tech
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — The head of the Atomic Energy Organization stated that despite sabotages of the arrogant powers, today, Iran is one of the few countries that have acquired the technology of the enriching the stable isotopes.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163515/Iran-shining…

Police busts 1.7 ton of drugs in Zahedan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
ZAHEDAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The police force of Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan have successfully busted 1,674 kilograms of illicit drugs through in a single operation in the southeastern province.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163511/Police-busts…

Observe diplomatic etiquette!
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Ali Bagheri, deputy of international affairs of the Judicial System of Iran, strongly condemned the interference of European embassies in Iran's internal affairs and urged them to observe the diplomatic etiquette.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163506/Observe-dipl…

WAIA to address UAE, Bahrain normalizations with Tel Aviv
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — The World Assembly of Islamic Awakening (WAIA) will hold an extraordinary session on Wednesday to discuss the recent normalization of ties by some Arab states with the Israeli regime.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163507/WAIA-to-addr…

Mourning ceremony of martyrdom of Imam Sajjad held in Shiraz
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-14
FARS, Sep. 14 (MNA) – The mourning ceremony of martyrdom of Fourth Imam of Shia Muslims, Imam al-Sajjad (PBUH) was held in Hazrat Ali ibn Hamzeh Mausoleum in Shiraz on Sunday.
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Thousands chasing London allotments as supply dwindles
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-14
The mental, physical and community benefits of allotment gardening are invaluable to city dwellers, but allotments are in short supply in London.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204133/thousands-chasing-london-allotments-supply-dwindles

Imperial's COVID-safe teaching and research highlighted to Universities Minister
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-14
Universities Minister Michelle Donelan MP visited Imperial's South Kensington campus on Monday.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204173/imperials-covid-safe-teaching-research-highlighted-universities

Paying GPs to provide contraception information linked to reduced abortions
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-14
Providing GPs with financial incentives to offer information about long-acting contraceptives is associated with an increase in use.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204213/paying-gps-provide-contraception-information-linked

£10m Trinity Challenge to protect future generations from pandemics
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-14
Imperial has joined a global coalition focused on protecting the world from future health emergencies in the wake of COVID-19.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203993/10m-trinity-challenge-protect-future-generations

Astronomers find hints of life on Venus
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-14
An international team of astronomers have discovered a rare molecule — phosphine — in the clouds of Venus that could indicate the presence of life.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204073/astronomers-find-hints-life-venus

Continued excellence at Imperial celebrated in latest round of promotions
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-14
Over 120 academics have been promoted across the Business School and the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine, and Natural Sciences.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204113/continued-excellence-imperial-celebrated-latest-round

Donald Trump is 'reckless and selfish' holding Nevada indoor rally
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-14
President Donald Trump has hosted his first indoor rally in three months in front of a packed, mask-less crowd in Nevada, in open defiance … | Read more | By The Canary
President Donald Trump has hosted his first indoor rally in three months in front of a packed, mask-less crowd in Nevada, in open defiance of state regulations and his own administration's pandemic health guidelines.Eager to project a sense of normality…
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Ex-prime ministers line up to protest Johnson's moves to override EU Brexit deal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-14
Boris Johnson is attempting to push through the Internal Market Bill amid strong criticism. | By The Canary
Former Tory prime minister David Cameron has joined other ex-PMs in expressing "misgivings" about prime minister Boris Johnson's proposal to override the Brexit 'divorce' deal. Johnson is attempting to push through the internal market bill. This bill aims to give ministers power to pass trade regulations for UK nations, even if they contradict the withdrawal agreement the UK has reached…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/09/14/ex-prime…

Refugees make it to land in Kent after hazardous Channel crossing
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-14
A rubber dinghy packed with refugees has landed on a beach in Kent after crossing the Channel. About 10 men were pictured on board … | Read more | By The Canary
A rubber dinghy packed with refugees has landed on a beach in Kent after crossing the Channel. About 10 men were pictured on board the small boat as it approached the shingle beach on Monday morning. They were heard shouting out as the vessel ran aground at Kingsdown, n…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/09/14/refugees…

Johnson Intended to Break the EU Withdrawal Agreement Even Before He Signed It
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-14
As I wrote 11 months ago, Raab and Johnson sought legal advice on breaking the Withdrawal Agreement even before signing it, in a truly shocking example of bad faith negotiation. If mainstream journalists did the slightest actual journalism, they …
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Trump's Forest Service Sidesteps Environmental Safeguards
Adam Rissien | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
How the Agency Uses Legal Loopholes to Avoid Analysis and Public Involvement The other day when my son and I were at Fort Missoula looking at the line of mountains in the distance, he innocently asked why one didn't have any trees on it. He was pointing to where old forest roads cut stark lines…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/14/trumps-fores…

Facebook allows users to watch videos together online
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-14
Facebook Inc said on Monday that its users will now be able to watch videos with their friends online using the social media company's Messenger app, enabling them to see reactions in real time.The "Watch Together" feature will allow a user to add up to eight people through a video call and up to 50 people through its videoconferencing tool Messenger Rooms.The company launched the tool in July as it looks to take on Zoom Video communications inc that became a household name driven by the coronavirus-driven boom in demand for its platform.Facebook joins a crowded field of companies rushing to dominate the stay-at-…
yenisafak.com/en/technology/facebook-all…

'Turkey will not compromise on rights in E.Med'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-14
The Turkish defense minister said on Monday that "sacrificing our rights in the Eastern Mediterranean is out of question"."We have rights, concerns, and interests in the Eastern Mediterranean. Some countries are making counter moves and taking actions against them. We follow them with great patience," Hulusi Akar said following the Distinguished Observer Day activities of the Mediterranean Storm — a five-day military exercise.Stressing that Turkey will resolutely continue to do what is necessary to protect its rights, Akar said it is out of question to sacrifice and give up rights in the region."We are in favor…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-will-not-co…

Belarusian leader Lukashenko begins talks with Putin in Russia's Sochi
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-14
Embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko began talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in the Black Sea region of Sochi, the TASS news agency cited the Kremlin as saying.Lukashenko flew to Russia earlier on Monday to try to win Putin's help to survive weeks of mass protests against his 26-year-rule.
yenisafak.com/en/world/belarusian-leader…

Armed men attack Nigerian village, kidnap 21
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-14
Armed men abducted 21 people in a raid on a village in northwestern Nigeria's Kaduna city, local media reported Monday.The unknown assailants attacked the Udawa village late on Sunday, kidnapping 21 residents, including children, and leaving several injured.Kaduna State Police spokesman Muhammad Jalige confirmed the incident and said the Nigerian authorities had sent reinforcements to the village after the attack.He added that the authorities moved the injured to hospitals and were searching for the kidnapped villagers.The country's northwestern region sees occasional clashes between the herder Fulani people — o…
yenisafak.com/en/world/armed-men-attack-…

Turkey hails Bangladesh for hosting Rohingya refugees
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-14
Turkey's top diplomat praised Bangladesh on Monday for its efforts to host Rohingya refugees.In a joint news conference following a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu thanked Dhaka for their hosting of millions of Rohingya refugees."We know that this is a huge burden and huge responsibility for Bangladesh. More than 4 million refugees are actually hosted by Bangladesh in total, so this is a huge responsibility on their shoulders. We appreciate their efforts," he told reporters in the Turkish capital Ankara.Cavusoglu pointed out that Turkey, with its all orga…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-hails-bangl…

Kosovo-Serbia 'Agreement': Lots of noise, little substance
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-14
On September 4, the Trump Administration hosted Kosovo and Serbia's delegations in the White House to culminate a normalization process between the two countries, which has been crooked since the very beginning. In the glitzy signing ceremony held at the Oval Office, Serbia and Kosovo agreed to move forward with "economic normalization" by signing up to a number of undertakings. However, there was not a single document that both sides signed, but actually two fairly similar separate documents which Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti signed individually. Equally important…
yenisafak.com/en/world/kosovo-serbia-agr…

Israel to demolish mosque in Jerusalem
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-14
Israel on Monday issued a demolition order for a mosque in the town of Silwan in east Jerusalem for "lack of a construction permit," according to local residents.Israeli authorities gave the curators of the Qaqaa Bin Amr mosque 21 days to challenge the order.Built in 2012, the two-floor mosque accommodates hundreds of worshippers.A similar demolition order was issued in 2015, but was never enforced.In recent years, Israeli settlers have seized control of dozens of Palestinian homes in Silwan, which is close to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.Israeli settlement organization Elad says it seeks to turn Silwan…
yenisafak.com/en/world/israel-to-demolis…

The Second Installment of The Confessions and Polemics of Esmeralda "The Red" Chang
Esmeralda Chang | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-14
In this segment of my confessions and polemics I discuss the following topics: Attending the Jimmy Dore Show, The 2020 Democratic Convention, and Daoist Anarchism. Attending the Jimmy Dore Show As someone in her early 70s I don't get out much, especially during the COVID quarantine. But last February before the stay-at-home orders my cousin, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/the-second-in…

S11 World Economic Forum blockade: Reflections of a participant
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-14
Socialism Peter BoyleIssue 1281 Australia S11 World Economic Forum Corporate globalisationSeptember 14, 2020There is no doubt tha…
greenleft.org.au/content/s11-world-econo…

Australia: Unions silent as dozens of New South Wales schools are affected by COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
Even teachers over the age of 70, or with serious health conditions, have been forced back to front-line teaching since late May.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/nswt…

Australian government exploits family funeral to push for end to coronavirus border restrictions
wsws.org | 2020-09-14
The government aims to shift public opinion against border restrictions, which corporate Australia now wants scrapped.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/qldc…

A school in 'How to Win' with a strategy of deep organising
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-14
Workers & unions Jeremy SmithIssue 1281 Australia deep organisingSeptember 14, 2020Activists in unions and social movements live lives of mixed results made of inspired campaigns, losses along the way, the occasional news-breaking win and a great deal of hard work i…
greenleft.org.au/content/school-how-win-…

Rio Tinto turns Cultural Vandal: The Destruction of the Juukan Gorge Caves
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-14
It was a calamity in cultural terms likened to the destruction of the Buddhist statues of Bamyan and the ancient city of Palmyra. The explosive eradication of two Aboriginal sites in West Australia's Juukan Gorge in May, said to be 46,000 years old, moved Peter Stone, the UNESCO chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/rio-tinto-tur…

S11 blockade of the World Economic Forum: Reflections of a participant
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-14
Socialism Peter BoyleIssue 1281 Australia S11 World Economic Forum Corporate globalisationSeptember 14, 2020There is no doubt tha…
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Can We Address That British Eugenics Scandal?
Justin Podur | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-14
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been known to have an interestin eugenics, but despite the persistence of support for this discredited idea over the years, eugenics is a scientific and moral failure. In February, an adviser to Johnson resigned when some old racist posts he wrote in 2014 emerged. The contractor, Andrew Sabisky, called…
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