Daily Archives: September 15, 2020

2020-09-15: News Headlines

Subhankar Banerjee (2020-09-15). Species in Peril: Loss, Love and Protection. globalresearch.ca 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, …

Vanessa Beeley (2020-09-15). Wildfires Rage Across Syria in Wake of Increased US-Led Economic Warfare. mintpressnews.com The combination of a ten year military war, maximum pressure economic sanctions, the deliberate destruction of essential civilian infrastructure and the blatant scorched earth policies of the American neocolonialist foreign policy-managers are designed to reduce Syria to another failed state following NATO's Libya blueprint.

Mike Hastie (2020-09-15). God, Guns, Bats, and Patriotism. counterpunch.org I live in Portland, Oregon, where presently the state is suffering from the worst wildfires in its history. Eventually, these wildfires will be called what they really are: "Climate Fires." 500,000 Oregonians are on alert to evacuate. Whole towns have been completely destroyed. The city of Portland was so polluted from dark brown smoke yesterday that I

Alan MacLeod (2020-09-15). Oregon can't fight wildfires because its helicopters were sent to Afghanistan. mronline.org Many of Oregon's largest firefighting aircraft are not available because the Department of Defense has sent them to Afghanistan to fight in the 20-year-old war.

Editor (2020-09-15). Gender Reveal Parties Starting Wildfires Is Only Half the Problem. scheerpost.com By Jill Richardson / OtherWords A gender reveal party just started a wildfire in California — again. In case you aren't familiar with them, gender reveal parties often use creative methods of revealing the genitalia of an unborn child to expecting parents and their friends and loved ones. The ones responsible for disasters usually involve pyrotechnics, which have repeatedly caused wildfires… |

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-15). Assange's Fifth Day at the Old Bailey: Supermax Prisons and Special Administrative Measures. dissidentvoice.org Having had a coronavirus scare towards the end of last week, necessitating a brief suspension of proceedings for September 11, the extradition proceedings for Julian Assange resumed with Eric Lewis. The chairman of the board of Reprieve, who has cut his teeth on representing Afghan detainees in US custody and those in Guantánamo, has not …

Craig Murray (2020-09-15). Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 9. globalresearch.ca Things became not merely dramatic in the Assange courtroom today, but spiteful and nasty. There were two real issues, the evidence and the procedure. On the evidence, there were stark details of the dreadful regime Assange will face in US …

Gareth Porter (2020-09-15). Dark Web Voter Database Report Casts New Doubts on Russian Election Hack Narrative. globalresearch.ca 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

Margaret Flowers (2020-09-15). Kevin Zeese: His Last Words for the Movement and Carrying on. dissidentvoice.org As I wrote last week, Kevin Zeese died unexpectedly in his sleep, likely from a heart attack, early in the morning on September 6. He had not shown signs of illness and was working until the end. Many of you know Kevin from Popular Resistance, from his writing and podcast Clearing the FOG. He had …

Staff (2020-09-15). Remembering Kevin Zeese: A fighter for peace and justice. therealnews.com Peace activist and human rights attorney Kevin Zeese died of a heart attack on the morning of September 6. As his life partner, Dr. Margaret Flowers, and their community grieve, they celebrate his life by carrying on the work that they began together. | Zeese was known for organizing around many human rights issues, centering opposition to U.S. imperialism abroad and mass incarceration at home. He brought national attention to

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-09-15). Italy May Recover Historic Ties with Libya. globalresearch.ca Libya is a country of particular economic and political importance for Italy. The geographical proximity ≠and the historical ties between both nations make the African country a strategically important state for Rome. But the violent instability that has been hitting …

Mark Taliano (2020-09-15). Video: Irish Doctor Speaks Out About Covid-19 Lies. globalresearch.ca The Irish doctor featured in the video below has 35 years' experience as a practicing General Practitioner in Derry, Ireland. | She first knew the pandemic was "fake" when the WHO first declared pandemic with an announcement of 4,291 deaths globally. …

David Ruccio (2020-09-15). Contemporary relevance of Marxian economics. mronline.org My goal is to write a textbook that can fulfill two purposes: first, a stand-alone book for courses that are focused on Marxian economics or survey courses that have a section devoted to Marxian economics; second, it will also be useful as a companion text in a course that is based on reading all of …

Medea Benjamin (2020-09-15). Gorgon Stare: A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" May Be Coming to a City Near You. mintpressnews.com The military and the drone manufacturers, principally General Atomics, are arguing that the technology has advanced far enough that flying 79-ft. wingspan, six-ton drones over populated areas and alongside commercial air traffic is safe.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). US appeals court approves Trump's move to end protected status for 300,000 immigrants. peoplesdispatch.org The court overturned earlier injunctions by federal judges against the government's decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for people from four countries…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-09-15). America's War on Terror is the True Cause of Europe's Refugee Crisis. counterpunch.org Desperate refugees crammed into cockle-shell boats landing on the shingle beaches of the south Kent coast are easily portrayed as invaders. Anti-immigrant demonstrators were exploiting such fears last weekend as they blockaded the main highway into Dover Port in order "to protect Britain's borders". Meanwhile, the home secretary, Priti Patel, blames the French for not doing enough to stop the flow of refugees across the Channel.

G. Dunkel (2020-09-15). Fire exposes desperate plight of refugees. workers.org The Sept. 8 fire that burned the largest asylum camp in Europe, the Moria Reception and Identification Camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, shows how the 13,000 people there are disregarded and disrespected. Migrant families flee burning asylum camp on island of Lesbos, Greece, Sept. 8. The camp was . . . |

_____ (2020-09-15). Day Five: Julian Assange Case. popularresistance.org Paused last week due to a COVID19 scare, Julian Assange's extradition hearing resumed today with witness testimony from Eric Lewis, chairman of the board of Reprieve and a lawyer who "represents Guantanamo and Afghan detainees in litigation, seeking redress and accountability for torture and religious abuse while in US custody." | Lewis confirmed that before being asked to provide expert testimony on this case, he opined in the press that he believes Assange shouldn't be extradited or prosecuted, and while he handled the facts objectively in providing his witness statement, those are still his views today.

_____ (2020-09-15). To Succeed, Struggles Have To Be Connected, Not Localized. popularresistance.org In this video, Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, and Fayrouz Sharqawi, Global Mobilisation Coordinator of Grassroots Al-Quds discuss the situation in contemporary Palestine. What do the people of Palestine think in 2020? They talk about former chairman of Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat's numerous visits to India. They also talk about how Israeli army's recent airstrikes and healthcare crisis due to Covid-19 in the Gaza city are dismantling the life of the people there.

Ted Walter (2020-09-15). 9/11 News Coverage: How 36 Reporters Brought Us the Twin Towers' Explosive Demolition on 9/11. globalresearch.ca The widely held belief is that the Twin Towers collapsed as a result of the airplane impacts and the resulting fires. Among those who witnessed the event firsthand, the more prevalent hypothesis was that the Twin Towers had been brought down by massive explosions.

Michael R. McBrearty (2020-09-15). Fighting Evictions: The 1930s and Now. zcomm.org The fight for housing security has already become a part of the general struggle against inequality made possible by the epochal rise of the Black Lives Matter movement…

David Andersson (2020-09-15). 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.

Staff (2020-09-15). Colonization Made California a Tinderbox: Why Indigenous Land Stewardship Would Help Combat Climate Fires. democracynow.org We examine California's history of forest management and how a century of fire suppression has made the current climate fires even more destructive. For thousands of years, Native American tribes in California would regularly burn the landscape to steward the land, but colonization led to the suppression of these tactics and decades of misguided policy. A return to these Indigenous practices could help better steward the land and foster greater climate resiliency, says Don Hankins, a pyrogeographer and Plains Miwok fire expert who teaches geography and planning at California State University, Chico. "If we all wo…

Staff (2020-09-15). Pandemic Profiteering: Amazon Caught Price Gouging as Jeff Bezos's Wealth Soared to $200 Billion. democracynow.org The online giant Amazon has made an extraordinary amount of money during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many people shelter at home and shop online. A new Public Citizen report documents how Amazon set prices for essential products during the crisis at levels that would violate price gouging laws in many states, and marked up some products by as much as 1,000%. "This is an ongoing thing. They are doing this currently. They've been doing it throughout the pandemic," says Alex Harman, competition policy advocate for Public Citizen and author of the report. "They are looking to maximize profit during a pandemic."

Staff (2020-09-15). Headlines for September 15, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Doubles Down on Climate Crisis Denial as West Coast Burns, World's Largest Vaccine Maker Says It Could Take 5 Years for Universal COVID-19 Vaccination, Trump Calls COVID-19 "The Plague" in April Interview with Woodward as He Called for U.S. to Reopen, Nevada City Fines Venue That Hosted Trump Rally Which Violated State's Coronavirus Restrictions, Appeals Court Gives Trump Greenlight to End Immigration Protections for 400,000 TPS Holders, Whistleblowing Nurse Says Georgia Immigration Jail Performing Forced Hysterectomies, Palestinians Form Unified Front as Israel, UAE and Bahrain Sign Deal Normalizing Relati…

Staff (2020-09-15). "Mass Voter Disenfranchisement": GOP Ramps Up Assault on Voting Rights Across U.S. Ahead of Election. democracynow.org With just seven weeks to go before the U.S. presidential election, the battle for the White House is increasingly being fought in courts across the country. From Wisconsin to Florida, Pennsylvania to Colorado, judges are making major rulings deciding who gets on the ballot, how a record number of mail-in ballots are handled and distributed, and who ultimately gets to vote on November 3. Ari Berman, senior writer at Mother Jones and author of "Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America," says Republicans are carrying out a nationwide attack on voting rights aimed at keeping a shrinking wh…

The Canary (2020-09-15). Deadly wildfires divide Trump and governors of West Coast states. thecanary.co Donald Trump pointed to how states manage forests and said: 'It will start getting cooler, just you watch.' | By | Deadly wildfires on the west coast of the US are dividing president Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive. The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington have all said global warming is priming forests for wildfires as they become hotter and drier. | Debate: During a visit on Monday to California, Trump pointed to how states manage forests…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-15). Democrats Ignore US Military's Refutation Of 'Russian Bounties' Story. thealtworld.com NBC News Two months after top Pentagon officials vowed to get to the bottom of whether the Russian government bribed the Taliban to kill American service members, the commander of troops in the region says a detailed review of all available intelligence has not been able to corroborate the existence of such a program. | "It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China launches 9 satellites into space from sea. yenisafak.com The satellites from the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group took off from the Yellow Sea at 9: 23 am (0123 GMT), Xinhua News reported.The indigenously-built Long March-11 carrier rocket was used for the launch, a first from the sea.Last week, China sent an observation satellite, Gaofen-11 02, into the orbit through a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be used for mapping efforts in China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.With its expanded space work including the launch of satellites, China is closer to completing its own space station.It plans to inaugurate its large modular space station this year, which will be pla…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Germany plans to take in around 1,500 migrants from Greek islands. yenisafak.com German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer are planning to take in around 1,500 refugees from the Greek islands, German news agency dpa reported on Tuesday.Dpa cited politicians focussed on domestic policy as saying that these would be families with children.More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, were left without shelter, proper sanitation or access to food and water after a fire tore through the overcrowded Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last Wednesday.

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-15). "The height of cruelty": Judges give green light to planned expulsion of 300,000 refugees. liberationnews.org A three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a major blow to hundreds of thousands of refugees in a September 14 ruling on Temporary Protected Status. The judges overturned a 2018 lower court decision to freeze a move by the Trump administration revoking this status for refugees who came to the United …

Raul Diego (2020-09-15). Steve Bannon's Plans for a Privately-Funded Border Wall Are Crumbling. mintpressnews.com As Steve Bannon faces 40 years in prison for wire fraud and money laundering, the trend of privately-funded border walls his organization started comes up against federal, international, and political barriers…

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-15). The difference between the U.S. and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering. mronline.org In Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, he reports on interviews he did in February and March with U.S. President Donald Trump about the coronavirus.

Kenn Orphan (2020-09-15). American Imperialism and the Murder of Jennifer Laude. counterpunch.org "I have seen that we do not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the Philippines. We have gone to conquer, not to redeem… And so I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the American eagle put its talons on any other land." — Mark Twain October 15, 1900, The New

Richard C. Gross (2020-09-15). 'American Carnage' Unveiled. counterpunch.org It doesn't seem to sink in that this country's so-called president withheld deadly serious information from the American people about such a life-altering, once-in-a-century coronavirus that it could kill them. It was his biggest lie yet. What Donald Trump did was comparable to setting the house on fire — our house — with "we the people" locked inside as we helplessly watched the smoke curling in under the doors and dying one by one with little or no possibility of rescue.

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-09-15). Climate study of past 66 million years reveals earth's current temperature rise is unprecedented. peoplesdispatch.org The study published in the Science journal concludes that this human-made climate change is far beyond the natural changes that are triggered by the earth's changing orbit…

Staff (2020-09-15). For Flint residents, money won't buy forgiveness. therealnews.com A proposed $600 million settlement cannot compensate for Flint's trauma, one activist says.

Mike Davis (2020-09-15). California's apocalyptic 'second nature'. mronline.org A new, profoundly sinister nature is rapidly emerging from our fire rubble at the expense of landscapes we once considered sacred. Our imaginations can barely encompass the speed or scale of the catastrophe. Gone California, gone.

Eds. (2020-09-15). The revolutionary answers of C.L.R. James. mronline.org The Black Lives Matter movement across the U.S. against police violence and racist inequality is one of the most dynamic political developments in years.

Staff (2020-09-15). The Devolution of America. therealnews.com Stir Crazy! Episode 88: Today we are joined by TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, TRNN managing editor Lisa Snowden-McCray, and climate and housing organizer Rachel Eve Stein. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Melvin Goodman (2020-09-15). US Marine Corps: Semper Fi, But Why? counterpunch.org Seventy years ago today, September 15, 1950, the U.S. Marine Corps won one of its greatest battles, landing at Inchon on the Korean coast, collapsing the North Korean lines, and enabling U.S. forces to regain the capital of Seoul, South Korea. General Douglas MacArthur conducted the operation over the objections of the Joint Chiefs, who feared that the operation would fail and that there were no reserves to take the place of the Marines who would be lost.

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-09-15). Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions are Fate. counterpunch.org I developed a model of Global Warming based on the anthropogenic perturbation of the Carbon Cycle. The essence of this model is a rate equation for the evolution of the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere. The interesting results from this model are projected trends for the CO2 concentration and the average global temperature

RT (2020-09-15). Bill Gates Senior, father of Microsoft's co-founder, dies at 94. rt.com Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has confirmed the passing of his father William Henry Gates Senior, at the age of 94. The elder Gates suffered from Alzheimer's disease. | Gates Senior "passed away peacefully at home…, surrounded by his family," his son His "wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility had a huge influence on people around the world," Gates Junior added, noting his father's legal advice helped him and Paul Allen establish Microsoft, but also aided Howard Schultz with Sta…

RT (2020-09-15). Congressmen demand Justice Dept INVESTIGATE Netflix over Cuties 'child exploitation'. rt.com Republican congressmen from Arizona and Colorado have demanded an investigation of "potential exploitation of children" in the now-infamous twerking-preteens film Cuties, arguing it encourages child sexual exploitation. | Reps. Andy Biggs (Arizona) and Ken Buck (Colorado) have urged the Justice Department to "open an investigation to ensure the film and its production uphold federal laws protecting children from exploitation," expressing their concerns in a letter to Attorney General William Barr. Buck shared the letter with his followers on Twitter on Tuesday. | "Cuties" creates an environment that encourages…

RT (2020-09-15). US military reveals it can't corroborate NYT's story on Russian bounties to Taliban – months after vowing to get to bottom of it. rt.com After two months of digging for evidence that Russia's government paid bounties to Taliban forces to kill American forces in Afghanistan, as reported by the New York Times, the US military has found no corroboration. | "It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," General Frank McKenzie, the commander who oversees US troops in Afghanistan, reportedly The investigation alre…

RT (2020-09-15). Kim Kardashian West freezing Instagram, Facebook use over spread of 'hate, propaganda, and misinformation'. rt.com Celebrity Kim Kardashian West has announced she is freezing both her Facebook and Instagram accounts in support of the #StopHateforProfit campaign, which accuses the firms of allowing groups to spread misinformation and bigotry. | "I can't sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation — created by groups to sow division and split America apart," Kardashian announced on Tuesday. | Including an image promoting the #StopHateforProfit campaign, the reality television star encouraged others to join her in the "freezing" of their accounts.

RT (2020-09-15). First they came for RT: US now wants Qatar's AJ+ to register as FOREIGN AGENT. rt.com AJ+, Al Jazeera's online channel, has been told to register as a foreign agent by the US government, under a precedent set against RT and Chinese outlets in recent years. The Qatar-based outlet is blaming UAE lobbyists. | "Despite assertions of editorial independence and freedom of expression, Al Jazeera Media Network and its affiliates are controlled and funded by the Government of Qatar," Jay Bratt, head of the counterintelligence and export control at the Department of Justice, wrote in a letter sent to Al Jazeera on Monday, according to Mother Jones magazine. | That means AJ+ is required to register as an…

a guest author (2020-09-15). In Buffalo, N.Y., Black Lives Matter protest cop brutality. workers.org On Sept. 4, hundreds of protesters took to the streets and gathered outside the district police station in North Buffalo in the busy Hertel Avenue shopping area. The demonstrators demanded the firing of over a dozen cops with histories of police brutality and called for their salaries of almost $1.5 . . . |

a guest author (2020-09-15). We as workers are powerful'. workers.org By Dominic Harris The following article is based on a talk given during a Sept. 10 webinar,"Workers Defend Black lives," sponsored by Workers World Party. Dominic Harris is president of UE Local 150, Charlotte, N.C. United Electrical Workers has been in the leadership of U.S. labor organizing to defend Black . . . |

A Guest Author (2020-09-15). Global Days of Rage for Jennifer Laude and all victims of U.S. military aggression! workers.org The following is adapted from a Sept. 11 announcement by GABRIELA Alliance of Filipino Women. The month of September marks the Filipino people's victory against the continuation of permanent U.S. military bases in the Philippines. On Sept. 16, 1991, with widespread call and mobilization in the country, the Philippine Senate . . . |

A Guest Author (2020-09-15). Labor calls for work stoppage for Black Lives. workers.org This statement by Labor for Black Lives was issued Aug. 31 and signed by over 50 labor organizations. Signers include United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), United Auto Workers Region 9A (covering eastern New York, New England and Puerto Rico), Fight for $15, International Coalition of Black . . . |

Anand Naidoo (2020-09-15). The Heat: China-EU summit. america.cgtn.com Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of the European Union meet for a second round of talks aimed at boosting trade and investment. Is the Asian economic powerhouse pivoting towards Europe?>

The Canary (2020-09-15). Priti Patel says she would report neighbours over 'rule of six' breaches. thecanary.co The home secretary has said she would report breaches of the "rule of six" coronavirus restrictions, while suggesting that families stopping to talk in … | By | The home secretary has said she would report breaches of the "rule of six" coronavirus restrictions, while suggesting that families stopping to talk in the street could be breaking the new laws."I don't spend my time looking into people's g…

The Canary (2020-09-15). Jailed former Tory MP Elphicke is a 'sexual predator who told pack of lies', judge says. thecanary.co Charlie Elphicke was sentenced after being convicted of three counts of sexual assault on two women. | By | Former Dover MP Charlie Elphicke has been described by a judge as a "sexual predator" who "told a pack of lies" as he was jailed for two years for sexually assaulting two women, nearly a decade apart.The disgraced 49-year-old father of two showed no emotion as judge justice Whipple sentenced him to an immediate prison term for three counts of sexual assault, following a month-long trial which heard trained lawyer Elphicke lied to police,…

The Canary (2020-09-15). ITV praises Diversity's 'authentic and heartfelt' Black Lives Matter BGT routine. thecanary.co ITV has praised Diversity for the group's "authentic, heartfelt" performance on Britain's Got Talent, which was inspired by Black Lives Matter and has since … | By | ITV has praised Diversity for the group's "authentic, heartfelt" performance on Britain's Got Talent, which was inspired by Black Lives Matter and has since been the subject of thousands of complaints to the broadcasting watchdog.

Eds. (2020-09-15). 1987: Ernest Mandel — On the potential of history. mronline.org For a materialist conception of history, it is necessary to understand that the world cannot be consciously changed without understanding it correctly.

pip.hinman (2020-09-15). Join the dots, urges Greta. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-15). Charles Sturt University staff make progress in fighting job cuts. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-15). Police-state governance and the civil liberties of an MP. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-15). Join the dots, says Greta. greenleft.org.au

Ralph Underhill (2020-09-15). The rule of six — a guide. thecanary.co Image descriptionThe illustration is titled, "The 'rule of six' a guide". A group of eight people are depicted standing in a socially distanced circle … | By | Image descriptionThe illustration is titled, "The '

Philip Giraldi (2020-09-15). 2020 Elections: Democrats Go All-Out for Israel. globalresearch.ca Those of us who have longed for an end to America's military engagement in the Middle East have hoped for a candidate who was not tied hand and foot to Israel, which is the root cause of the badly-broken and …

Rep. Ron Paul (2020-09-15). Public Debt Is the Real Pandemic: $3.3 Trillion Federal Deficit, Largest in US History …. globalresearch.ca According to the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest "Update on the Budget Outlook," this year's $3.3 trillion federal deficit is not just three times larger than last year: it is the largest federal deficit in history. The CBO update also …

South Front (2020-09-15). Video: Syria Army Artillery Devastates Militants' Positions in Idlib as Trucks Suffer Fresh Casualties in Afrin. globalresearch.ca Turkish forces have been passing through hard times in northwestern Syria. | First a mysterious 'heart attack' that killed a Turkish general in Idlib. Then, Turkish military positions in the province of Aleppo were devastated by a series of rocket strikes. …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-15). Three Life Sentences Plus 40 Years for Convicted Israeli Settler. globalresearch.ca Convictions of Israelis for crimes against Palestinians are rare exceptions, not the rule — almost never against soldiers and other security forces. | According to Yesh Din Volunteers for Human Rights, violence by Israeli forces and settlers occurs daily, nearly always …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-15). Putin Affirms Support for Lukashenko, Consolidates Russia-Belarus Cooperation against Foreign Intervention. globalresearch.ca On Monday, Vladimir Putin met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi, Russia. | Both leaders are united against the diabolical made-in-the-USA attempt to transform Belarus into another US vassal state. | On the President of Russia website, Putin said the following: …

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-15). The difference between the US and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering. peoplesdispatch.org While US continues to suffer the devastating impacts of poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic, China's people-centered approach serves as a model to follow…

_____ (2020-09-15). Inside The World Uyghur Congress. popularresistance.org In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government. | True or not, nearly everything that appears in Western media accounts of China's Uyghur Muslims is the product of a carefully conceived media campaign generated by an apparatus of right-wing, anti-communist Uyghur separatists funded and trained by the US government.

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-09-15). Is Nepal Skirting, Denying or Defying the COVID Pandemic? globalresearch.ca Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting India's territorial claim on

James J. Zogby (2020-09-15). "The Armageddon Election". Deep Polarization of American Society. globalresearch.ca During the weeks of uncertainty that followed the 2000 presidential election, as the tension grew amongst supporters of George W. Bush and Al Gore, my brother John Zogby conducted a poll to see how Democrats and Republicans were viewing the …

Project Censored (2020-09-15). Episode 107 — Decolonizing Education and the CIA's Operation Sea Spray with Gerardo Munoz. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon discuss decolonizing education and the CIA's Operation Sea Spray with Gerardo Munoz. Along The Line is a non-profit,…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). India continues crackdown on activists, critics of govt. peoplesdispatch.org The investigation into the Delhi riots of February 2020, which led to the death of 53 people, has from the very beginning focused on critics of the government and activists who had organized anti-government protests earlier. On the other hand, right-wing leaders, including those of the ruling BJP, who made provocative speeches just ahead of the violence continue to roam free.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). Kenyan govt. approves insurance cover for frontline workers but protests set to continue. peoplesdispatch.org The Kenyan government's approval of insurance cover addresses only one of the key demands of health workers as many professionals are unhappy over unpaid remittances, lack of PPEs and pending promotions…

Shane Quinn (2020-09-15). US Planned Nuclear Attacks on Every City in the USSR and China. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018. | In mid-December 1960, a conference was held at Strategic Air Command headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, to outline America's nuclear war strategy. During the meeting, plans were revealed whereby Moscow alone would be hit …

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2020-09-15). On the Death of My Brother. counterpunch.org My brother Panages (Pete) was eleven years older than me. By the time I was six, he left the village and our beautiful Greek island of Cephalonia for America. I knew he was my brother, but we did not have anything in common, not even memories of childhood. There were none. My older sisters used

Andrey Ontikov (2020-09-15). Russia's Role in Syria, Tensions between Russia and the US. globalresearch.ca A high level Russian delegation met recently with President Assad in Damascus. In an effort to further understand the importance and implications of the meeting, Steven Sahiounie at

Raul Diego (2020-09-15). In the Face of "Normalization" Congressional Dems Lobby to Protect Israel's "Qualitative Military Edge" mintpressnews.com A group of Congressional Dems are calling attention to a key pillar of US-Israeli policy in a futile effort to stall an arms deal as Israeli-UAE normalization takes effect.

Fight Back (2020-09-15). 5300 UIC workers 'strike for our lives'. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – 4000 workers represented by SEIU Local 73 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) began an open-ended strike, September 14. They join 1300 nurses represented by the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) at the University of Illinois Hospital (UIH), who began a weeklong strike on Saturday, September 12. Central to both strikes is the demand for staffing measures to protect the health and safety of frontline workers, many of whom have been exposed to COVID-19. | The INA nurses' three-year contract was set to expire in August but was extended to September. Over 20 bargaining sessions throughout the…

John W. Whitehead (2020-09-15). The Hazards of a Police State Education During COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). MAS continues campaign for general elections in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org Bolivia's progressive political party, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS),

Rick Sterling (2020-09-15). While Trump Berates Portland Looters, the US Gov't Continues to Plunder Syria with Impunity. mintpressnews.com President Trump has lashed out at rioters and looters in Portland and Kenosha, yet halfway around the world, the US military is busy plundering what's left of Syria's wealth on a vastly greater scale and with little publicity.

WSWS (2020-09-15). Israel becomes first country to impose second national COVID-19 lockdown. wsws.org Israel now tops the world rankings in the number of new COVID-19 cases per capita.

Rick Sterling (2020-09-15). How the USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria with Impunity. globalresearch.ca While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little publicity. | Turkey Loots Syria, …

Dr. Thorsten Pattberg (2020-09-15). Germany, France and the EU Succumb to US Digital Hegemony. globalresearch.ca It is official. President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Monday 14, 2020, conceded that Europe has lost the battle for data security and cloud computing. The continent cannot compete against America. Not that France could have asserted any claims …

Jason Kirkpatrick (2020-09-15). On the Lasting Influences of David Graeber. counterpunch.org Influential academic David Graeber had been invited to Berlin to present his new book Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by current German President Steinmeier who at the time was preparing to run for office of German Chancellor. The year was 2012, massive debt of Greece and many other European nations were threatening a free-fall of

WSWS (2020-09-15). As Bloomberg pledges $100 million, Wall Street boosts Biden campaign. wsws.org Bloomberg's announcement is only the largest pledge of support from the financial oligarchy for the Democratic campaign.

news.un (2020-09-15). UN urges a more equal, inclusive world, marking International Day of Democracy. news.un.org The United Nations marked the annual International Day of Democracy, on Tuesday, calling on world leaders to build a more equal, inclusive and sustainable world, with full respect for human rights.

Robert Fantina (2020-09-15). Iran, the United States and False Flags. globalresearch.ca United States' government spokespeople are forever demonizing Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has proclaimed that Iran is the

Shaun Griffin (2020-09-15). England and Wales COVID-19: "Staggering Number" of Extra Deaths in Community Is Not Explained by COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Only a third of the excess deaths seen in the community in England and Wales can be explained by covid-19, new data have shown. | The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data,[1] which cover deaths in hospitals, care homes, private homes, …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). Israeli terrorist gets three life terms for murdering Palestinian infant and his parents. peoplesdispatch.org Amiram Ben-Uliel firebombed the Dawabsheh family home in the occupied West Bank village of Duma wih Molotov cocktails on July 31, 2015, killing three people, including an 18-month-old infant…

WSWS (2020-09-15). New cases of COVID-19 reach a one-day high of nearly 308,000 worldwide. wsws.org The number of new cases of COVID-19 hit a new one-day high of nearly 308,000 worldwide, bringing the global total to almost 30 million cases and 930,000 deaths. The United States alone will reach 200,000 deaths by mid-week.

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-15). Donald Trump: The Frenemy of the Islamic World. globalresearch.ca In the Republican primaries of the 2016 US presidential elections, Mitt Romney severely castigated Trump, calling him a phony and a fraud. When Trump was elected president, he dangled the carrot of the secretary of state appointment to Romney, invited …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). Government in eastern Libya resigns after days of protest. peoplesdispatch.org The government in eastern Libya, which is associated with the breakaway Libyan National Army led by general Khalifa Haftar, handed over its resignation to the speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Aguila Saleh, on Sunday, September 13. This was after four days of intense civilian protests against declining living conditions in areas under its control. The resignation will now be reviewed by the HoR members in their next meeting, according to a parliamentary spokesman. If the government's resignation is accepted, the HoR will also have to elect a successor to the outgoing prime minister, Abdallah al-Thani…

Michael T. Hertz (2020-09-15). Trump halts training concerning racism. nationofchange.org Unlike Trump's disavowal of his anti-veteran remarks, it will be difficult for him to disavow this memorandum.

Tsvetana Paraskova (2020-09-15). Iran to Link Its Power Grid to Russia, Azerbaijan. globalresearch.ca Iran's electricity grid will be connected with Russia and Azerbaijan in a few months, once grid compatibility studies are completed, Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian Iran's power grid could be linked and synchronized to connect with other …

_____ (2020-09-15). University Of Michigan Asks Court To Halt Graduate Student Strike. popularresistance.org A day after the Graduate Employees' Organization voted to extend its strike, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel is seeking an injunction to get graduate students off the picket lines and back to teaching. | Schlissel is asking Washtenaw County Circuit Court to require GEO members to return to work by issuing a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction. In a video released Monday afternoon, he described the request as a necessary step. | "Following the announcement that GEO will continue to strike and not teach for at least five more days, I made the very difficult decision to seek help…

_____ (2020-09-15). Experiments In Free Transit. popularresistance.org Among the few positive aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some localities have taken the impressive step of implementing free transit. Several cities in Ohio, including Akron, Canton, Toledo and Youngstown announced free fares as of March 16. Towns in Vermont and Nevada have done so as well. Unfortunately, local officials are quite clear that these are only temporary for health purposes and will be reversed once it is "safe." | Over the last several decades, though, many cities around the world have experimented with free transit.

_____ (2020-09-15). On Its 27th Anniversary: Defeat Oslo, Confront Normalization, Escalate BDS. popularresistance.org The agreement signed on the White House lawn and the famous handshake of Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat was falsely billed as a promise of peace and hope for Palestinians, denied both for decades upon decades, but was in reality a program for continued and intensified colonization and the suppression of the Palestinian liberation struggle. The entire project of Oslo was always intended to intensify the repression, division and fragmentation of the Palestinian people, while imposing a Palestinian "security" framework over the Palestinian people struggling for their rights, for return and liberation.

_____ (2020-09-15). Election Meddlers Find a Scapegoat. strategic-culture.org Big Tech, government agencies, and the mainstream media all locked in on a no-name site as a hub of collusion | Peter Van BUREN | Like me, until recently you got most of your news from Or maybe not. Maybe like nearly everyone on planet Earth you have no idea what I'm talking about and never looked at the now-defunct PeaceData site. Tha…

_____ (2020-09-15). Allende's Political Program as Reference for a Sustainable Chile. strategic-culture.org This September marked 50 years since Salvador Allende's Unidad Popular triumphed in the country's democratic elections. On September 4, 1970, despite the CIA's funding of right-wing politics to sabotage the electoral process, Chile chose socialism and was well on the way to prove that revolution could be carried out through democratic means — a process that created yet another hindrance for U.S. plans in the region. Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the U.S. was concerned that Cuban influence would ripple through the region, but it had not considered that the people would overtly choose to free its…

_____ (2020-09-15). New Hotline For Postal Service Whistleblowers. popularresistance.org The United States Postal Service provides safe, timely communication for all Americans. Increasingly, that includes supporting U.S. elections by handling mail-in ballots, a function of vital importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. But unprecedented turmoil has shaken the institution in recent months. Concerns are mounting that administrative changes could undermine the agency's basic mission: to deliver all Americans' mail safely and on time. This dedicated effort is being undertaken to ensure that POGO is able to help investigate and advocate for reforms relative to critical and essential Postal Service functio…

_____ (2020-09-15). Iraq Is Going Further Down the Drain. strategic-culture.org It was In April 2003 the U.S. invaded Iraq in a wave of exuberant militarism that amongst other things was intended to stabili…

_____ (2020-09-15). We Can Still Win The War On Plastic. popularresistance.org For many years, even decades, before the current global pandemic, environmental advocates have waged a war against single-use plastic. We've been winning that war. More and more consumers are carrying reusable bags for groceries and other shopping items, asking restaurants to use more sustainable materials for take-out containers, and using fewer plastic straws. Homeowners are even rethinking and replacing plastic PVC (polyvinyl chloride) in everything from home siding to piping. | As with so many other things in 2020, the full-out war against plastic has abated.

_____ (2020-09-15). Time For Unions To Give The Democratic Party An Ultimatum. popularresistance.org On Labor Day, Joe Biden did an online event with AFL-CIO pres ≠i ≠dent Richard Trum ≠ka to talk up unions. At this point in his polit ≠i ≠cal career, Biden can do these things in his sleep. His well rehearsed grab bag of pro-union lines ("My uncle in Scran ≠ton, Uncle Ed, used to say, 'Joe, you're labor from belt buck ≠le to shoe sole'") flow out eas ≠i ≠ly. The ques ≠tion for America's union mem ≠bers is whether any ≠thing tan ≠gi ≠ble will flow back to us if Biden is elect ≠ed, or if we will‚Äâ—‚Äâas has ha…

_____ (2020-09-15). VIDEO: Where did Antifa come from? strategic-culture.org Antifa" has gone from the underground to becoming a household name, but still believes that "the USA was founded on white supremacy, and therefore needs to be destroyed". Watch the video and read more

_____ (2020-09-15). New Documentary By David Attenborough, 'Extinction: The Facts'. popularresistance.org We have learned so much about nature from David Attenborough's documentaries over the past seven decades. In a new BBC film he lays bare just how perilous the state of that nature really is, why this matters for everyone who shares this planet, and what needs to change. | This film is radical. Surprisingly radical. I have written in the past about my growing frustration with Attenborough documentaries continuing, decade after decade, to depict nature as untouched by any mark of humans. I felt this might be contributing to unhelpful complacency about how much "wild" was really left.

_____ (2020-09-15). Striking In The Coronavirus Depression. popularresistance.org In response to COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Depression, workers have developed unique strategies and forms of organization to protect their lives and livelihoods. We saw in "Fighting the Great Depression — from Below" how in the early years of the Great Depression conventional trade union strikes became a rarity, but workers organized themselves in community-based, "horizontal" ways to fight for their survival. This commentary and the next describe the emergence of strikes for protection against COVID-19.

_____ (2020-09-15). EU Leaders Invite Boris to Lunch for Brexit Talks. On the Menu Is Cod, Champagne… and Beemas. strategic-culture.org The panic is palpable. No one is making any effort to hide it now as the EU's chief negotiator on Brexit, Frenchman Michel Barnier, began his telephone calls to EU leaders to intervene in the talks with Britain — which are quickly heading towards a no deal Brexit and the UK resorting to WTO rules at the end of the year. | There's no more time for EU bluffing. Before, we witnessed a lot of this from Barnier and some EU leaders who stood by the "Britain needs EU trade much more than 27 member states" preposterous mantra. But the desperation on the EU side now is lucid. EU leaders and the Commission now can se…

Hamilton Nolan (2020-09-15). How to Negotiate With People Who Don't Care If You Die. zcomm.org To win another stimulus bill, the Democrats need to embrace chaos…

Henry A. Giroux (2020-09-15). Trump aligns ignorance with bigotry as he attempts to rewrite history. zcomm.org As the presidential election gets closer, Trump is desperate to reassert his white supremacist and white nationalist views, even though they've never been hidden during his presidency.

Sepehr Vakil & Julissa Muñiz (2020-09-15). Universities Should Learn Lessons of 9/11 and Transform in the Face of Pandemic. zcomm.org What colleges and universities decide to do in the next several months will shape the character and meaning of higher education for decades to come.

Murtaza Hussain (2020-09-15). Railroad Industry Group Passed Intel on Environmental Journalist to Cops. zcomm.org By distributing private intelligence reports to federal "fusion centers," industries can influence how law enforcement views threats…

Badri Raina (2020-09-15). The Fire and the Hurricane. zcomm.org The fire and the hurricane— They rage from side to side; But the pang in the belly is a keener blaze, And despair in a dry eye More drowning than a tide. Trillion dollar economies Are the sharpest in their greed; The poor still recognize Each other's human need. Nature sends her scourges

Income Movement (2020-09-15). Friday 9/18: Universal Basic Income Week: Panel Discussion on the Basic Income Movement. indybay.org Online via livestream or Zoom…

Food Empowerment Project (2020-09-15). LEARN THE KEYS TO TRANSFORMATIVE EATING AT THE FREE VALLEJO HEALTHY FOOD FEST. indybay.org Food Empowerment Project takes the Vallejo event virtual in its 5th year!

Shut Down Trump (2020-09-15). 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!"

No Nukes Action (2020-09-15). 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.

Basic Income Movement (2020-09-15). Saturday 9/19: Oakland: Car Caravan for Universal Basic Income Global March 2020. indybay.org Eastshore Park, MacArthur Blvd & Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94610…

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2020-09-15). Saturday 9/19: Tim Redmond: National Election Crises & San Francisco Hopes! indybay.org Online Event from First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco…

Mijente (2020-09-15). Monday 9/21: Goodbye and Good riddance to Palantir. indybay.org Palantir's former HQ, 100 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-09-15). The Day the Sky Turned Orange. indybay.org Scenes from a small town in Marin…

Coastal Commons Land Trust (2020-09-15). Saturday 9/26: Building Power for an Affordable Housing Future in Santa Cruz. indybay.org Online Event | bit.ly/2R0RamF

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

Yes on 16 (2020-09-15). Thursday 9/17: Yes on Prop 16: Opportunity for All Virtual Rally. indybay.org Online…

Follow the Money (2020-09-15). 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…

Commonwealth Club (2020-09-15). Wednesday 9/16: The COVID-19 Pandemic in the SF Bay Area & the Societal Inequities Exposed. indybay.org Online…

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-09-15). Enlaces Red Latina sin fronteras Sept15. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 15.09.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

Income Movement (2020-09-15). Tuesday 9/15: Universal Basic Income Week: "Inherent Good" Global Film Premiere and Q&A. indybay.org Online via livestream or Zoom…

Santa Cruz Public Libraries (2020-09-15). Wednesday 9/23: Community Resilience Project: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Resilience. indybay.org Online Event | santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/7025394

Income Movement (2020-09-15). Wednesday 9/16: Universal Basic Income Week: Investing in Mothers Pilot Program Panel Discussion. indybay.org Online via livestream or Zoom…

Victor Lee Lewis (2020-09-15). Tuesday 9/15: Hard Conversations: Whiteness, Race, and Social Justice. indybay.org Online…

Curt Wechsler (2020-09-15). Wednesday 9/16: Commemorate the Fallen — Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime! indybay.org Grand Lake Theatre | 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland…

Rudolf Walther (2020-09-15). Against the neoliberal denunciation of the welfare state. indybay.org No economist is so misunderstood and misinterpreted as Adam Smith. Many consider him to be an advocate of the "free market" and narrow-minded egoism. What a mistake! Smith saw an important and strong role for the state. Cooperation and mutual help are inscribed in the division of labor. Others irrationally denounce the welfare state as "comfortable stable feeding."

Healthcare-Now! (2020-09-15). Tuesday 9/15: M4A Caucus Panel: Global Perspectives of Single-Payer during COVID-19. indybay.org Online…

LEON (2020-09-15). 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.

Food Empowerment Project (2020-09-15). Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by Going Vegan. indybay.org By enjoying some vegan albondigas this month, you'll do more for the Latinx community than you may realize. Food Empowerment Project is encouraging everyone to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by going vegan with their help.

Emerging Leaders Circle (2020-09-15). Thursday 9/17: How To Join a Non-Profit Board. indybay.org Online Event | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-y…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). "Shabab al-Moqawama" International Conference in Qom. en.mehrnews.com QOM, Sep. 16 (MNA) — The 7th International Conference of the "Shabab al-Moqawama" with the topic of the strategies for confronting Zionism was held in the conference hall of the Dar al-Shifa seminary in Qom, Iran on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Gas industry mobilized for sustained supply in winter. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and all its subsidiaries have been working in the past few months to ensure the sustained supply of gas during the cold season.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). VIDEO: Police car attacks anti-Trump protestors in California. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — A police car is shown attacking protestors against US President Donald Trump in California. Moment anti-Trump protester tries to climb on top of a California Highway Patrol car and quickly falls off as it speeds away.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Biden has more chances of winning in Wisconsin, Arizona. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The results of latest polls in the United States indicate that the Democratic Party candidate has more chance of winning than Donald Trump in November presidential election.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Iran reiterates concern on Saudis' secret nuclear activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Iran has once again expressed its concerns over the "non-transparent" nuclear activities of Saudi Arabia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Iran ready for any assistance to peace process in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran has voiced its readiness for any assistance to the peace process in neighboring Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Al-Maliki holding talks with Velayati in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The former Prime Minister of Iraq and the secretary-general of the Islamic Dawa Party Nouri al-Maliki met and held talks with Leader's advisor Ali Akbar Velayati in Tehran on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). EU claims it has complied with its JCPOA commitments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — the representative of the European Union claimed that the EU has complied with its JCPOA commitments and is concerned over the increase in Iran's uranium stockpile.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). All countries must take all possible measures to save JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres called on countries to take all possible measures to safeguard Iran's nuclear deal entitled "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA".

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Combining theory, practice, a must to localize oil equipment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) —Strengthening domestic production and indigenizing knowledge, technology for producing products and equipment that Iran imports from other countries has become one of the major programs that country is pursuing in recent years.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). More countries may normalize ties with Israeli Regime: Trump. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — US President Donald Trump has claimed that five or six countries could reach similar diplomatic deals with the Zionist Regime in the future.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-15). Majority of COVID-19 deaths in Damascus, Syria are unreported. imperial.ac.uk The majority of deaths due to COVID-19 in Damascus, Syria are not reported according to a new report by the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team.

The Canary (2020-09-15). Louisville to pay millions to Breonna Taylor's mother and reform police. thecanary.co The black woman was shot dead by police at her apartment. | By | The city of Louisville will pay several million dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and introduce police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from her family. | The settlement is reportedly the largest sum paid by the city for a police misconduct case. | Taylor's fatal shooting by police serving a narcotics warrant at her home sparked months of protests in Louisville and calls nationwide for the officers to be charged. | State attorney general Daniel Cameron is investi…

The Canary (2020-09-15). Women lose Court of Appeal challenge over pension changes. thecanary.co Two women have lost their Court of Appeal challenge against the government over controversial changes to the state pension age. WASPI Nearly four million … | By | Two women have lost their Court of Appeal challenge against the government over controversial changes to the state pension age. | WASPI: | Nearly four million women born in the 1950s have been affected by reforms introduced by successive governmen…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Pakistan Air Force aircraft crashes during training. yenisafak.com A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet crashed in northeastern Punjab province on Tuesday during a training mission, the air force said.No loss of life or property was reported on the ground as the pilot ejected safely, it said in a statement.It added that "a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the incident."Several training jets have crashed in the near past.In March, an F-16 fighter jet crashed near the capital Islamabad, killing the pilot. The aircraft was carrying out rehearsals for the March 23 national day parade.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Turkey issues arrest warrants out for 78 FETàñ suspects. yenisafak.com Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 78 suspects across the country over their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, security sources said Tuesday.Local police in the Aegean Izmir province carried out simultaneous operations in 28 cities against the infiltration of the FETO terror group into the Turkish Armed Forces, said a source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Out of 66 suspects, accused of having contacts with "covert imams" — senior FETO members — by pay phone, 53 of them, including 48 on…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China says its relationship with the Vatican has been improving. yenisafak.com China said on Tuesday its relationship with the Vatican has been improving and it would like to remain in touch to ensure more progress in the relationship.Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin spoke after reports that the pope had given the green light for an extension of an accord with Beijing.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). MoU on Libya-Turkey cooperation approved. yenisafak.com A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Turkey and Libya last month has been approved, the country's Official Gazette announced on Tuesday.According to the deal, both governments emphasized the importance of continuing the execution of development projects in Libya, taking into account the country's stability and laying foundations for a genuine bilateral partnership.Turkey and Libya signed the MoU to boost trade and economic relations on Aug. 13.With strong ties dating back to the Ottoman era, Turkey and Libya last November also signed agreements on maritime boundaries, security and military cooperati…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Activists decry 'genocide' of China's Uighur Muslims. yenisafak.com Nearly two dozen activist groups said on Tuesday that crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place against Uighurs in China's remote Xinjiang region, where more than 1 million people are held in camps.There was no immediate response to the allegations by the Chinese foreign ministry, contacted by Reuters. China says the camps are vocational education and training centres as part of counter-terrorism and deradicalisation measures.The open letter signed by groups including the U.S.-based Uighur Human Rights Project and Genocide Watch calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an investigati…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Belarus does not rule out 'forceful response' to military threats: TASS cites defmin. yenisafak.com The Belarusian defence ministry said on Tuesday it does not rule out a forceful response to what it perceives as military threats, the TASS news agency reported.The defence ministry said any threat would be met with a response within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), a post-Soviet security bloc that includes Russia.It said a number of neighbouring countries were trying to damage relations between Minsk and Moscow, the day after Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko to Sochi.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Indonesia reports coronavirus cases rise by 3,507 to 225,030. yenisafak.com Indonesia reported on Tuesday 3,507 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's total tally to 225,030, Health Ministry data showed.The number of deaths rose by 124 to 8,965, the highest number of fatalities in Southeast Asia.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Indonesia to beef-up patrols after China coastguard raises suspicion. yenisafak.com Indonesia will increase maritime security operations near some of its islands in the South China Sea after a Chinese coastguard vessel was spotted nearby, raising suspicions about its intentions, a senior security official said on Tuesday.The vessel entered Indonesia's 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the northern Natuna islands on Saturday and left on Monday after radio challenges over jurisdiction, Aan Kurnia, chief of the maritime security agency, Bakamla, told Reuters.Under international law, innocent passage is permitted through another country's EEZ, but Aan said the vessel was lingering too long.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-15). Power Politics and Imperial Gambles. counterpunch.org In grand power politics, there are only national interests, not friendships. This is a point often missed on Australia's dedicated Americanophiles. Faith is put in such untestable propositions as extended nuclear deterrence. Faith is also unqualified. Foreign conflicts with US forces are bound to see the company, albeit small, of Australian contingents. When it comes

Alex Andreou (2020-09-15). Consumed by Lies: U Turn on EU Withdrawal Agreement, Britain's "Masochistic" Trashing of Its Global Reputation. globalresearch.ca With Boris Johnson now U-turning on the Withdrawal Agreement he signed with the EU in December, Alex Andreou argues how the entire Brexit project "never made any sense" from the very start | *** | "There is no plan for 'no deal' …

DeAsia Paige (2020-09-15). Young, LGBTQ Voters of Color Could Swing This Election. thenation.com Young, LGBTQ Voters of Color Could Swing This Election…

Global Research News (2020-09-15). Selected Articles: $3.3 Trillion Federal Deficit, Largest in US History. globalresearch.ca If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a

Ayad Akhtar, Shahzia Sikander (2020-09-15). The Incantatory Power of Ayad Akhtar and Shahzia Sikander. thenation.com The Incantatory Power of Ayad Akhtar and Shahzia Sikander…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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). 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). 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). As Right-Wingers Block Evacuation Routes, "Antifa" Lead Relief Efforts in Oregon. truthout.org Law enforcement agencies in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States are struggling to dissuade people from buying into conspiracy theories alleging extremists are starting many of the wildfires currently ravaging the area. | A number of social media posts on Facebook and other sites

Staff (2020-09-14). Undocumented Farmworkers Face Triple Threat as West Coast Burns. truthout.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…

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…

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…

_____ (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…

sputniknews (2020-09-14). The Cause of Julian Assange Is the Cause of Freedom — Free Assange Now. sputniknews.com Julian Assange is a victim of torture, grotesque character assassination, and shameful judicial procedures that amount to vengeful persecution, not a fair and proportional prosecution.

RT (2020-09-14). Assange extradition hearing adjourned after videolink failure, court fails to explain cause of problems. rt.com Hot on the heels of a coronavirus scare, Julian Assange's extradition hearing was postponed on Monday following a farcical videolink failure which meant the court could not hear the testimony of a prominent witness. | The court was hearing from witness Eric Lewis, an experienced US lawyer, when out of the blue it was interrupted by a Fox News video about WikiLeaks. The source of the unexpected interruption was never revealed and the court went into recess in a bid to resolve the technical difficulties. | Lewis was expected to give evidence that Assange would face a "flagrant denial of justice" if put on trial…

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.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-14). Let's Be Real: President Biden Would Probably Be More Hawkish Than Trump. thealtworld.com 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

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). 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…

Alan MacLeod (2020-09-14). Bezos Doubles Wealth as Amazon Essential Product Prices Rise 1000% Amid Pandemic. thealtworld.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. | MPN- A

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

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…

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 …

Dave Lindorff (2020-09-14). Screwing with the Unemployment Statistics. counterpunch.org 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

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.

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.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-09-14). New book explores and praises Cuban health care for the people. peoplesworld.org If they are paying attention, progressives worldwide know that Cuba provides health care that saves lives and prevents disease more effectively than does the United States, its major capitalist enemy. They know that Cuban health workers have been caring for people throughout the global South and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in Europe, too. And the …

_____ (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.

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… |

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…

_____ (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…

_____ (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 …

2020-09-15: Social Media Postees

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Wildfires Rage Across Syria in Wake of Increased US-Led Economic Warfare
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-15
The combination of a ten year military war, maximum pressure economic sanctions, the deliberate destruction of essential civilian infrastructure and the blatant scorched earth policies of the American neocolonialist foreign policy-managers are designed to reduce Syria to another failed state following NATO's Libya blueprint.
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Oregon can't fight wildfires because its helicopters were sent to Afghanistan
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-09-15
Many of Oregon's largest firefighting aircraft are not available because the Department of Defense has sent them to Afghanistan to fight in the 20-year-old war.
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God, Guns, Bats, and Patriotism
Mike Hastie | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
I live in Portland, Oregon, where presently the state is suffering from the worst wildfires in its history. Eventually, these wildfires will be called what they really are: "Climate Fires." 500,000 Oregonians are on alert to evacuate. Whole towns have been completely destroyed. The city of Portland was so polluted from dark brown smoke yesterday that I…
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Gender Reveal Parties Starting Wildfires Is Only Half the Problem
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-15
By Jill Richardson / OtherWords A gender reveal party just started a wildfire in California — again. In case you aren't familiar with them, gender reveal parties often use creative methods of revealing the genitalia of an unborn child to expecting parents and their friends and loved ones. The ones responsible for disasters usually involve pyrotechnics, which have repeatedly caused wildfires… | Source…
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Species in Peril: Loss, Love and Protection
Subhankar Banerjee | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
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, …
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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 9
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
Things became not merely dramatic in the Assange courtroom today, but spiteful and nasty. There were two real issues, the evidence and the procedure. On the evidence, there were stark details of the dreadful regime Assange will face in US …
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Assange's Fifth Day at the Old Bailey: Supermax Prisons and Special Administrative Measures
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-15
Having had a coronavirus scare towards the end of last week, necessitating a brief suspension of proceedings for September 11, the extradition proceedings for Julian Assange resumed with Eric Lewis. The chairman of the board of Reprieve, who has cut his teeth on representing Afghan detainees in US custody and those in Guantánamo, has not …
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Dark Web Voter Database Report Casts New Doubts on Russian Election Hack Narrative
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
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 …
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Kevin Zeese: His Last Words for the Movement and Carrying on
Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-15
As I wrote last week, Kevin Zeese died unexpectedly in his sleep, likely from a heart attack, early in the morning on September 6. He had not shown signs of illness and was working until the end. Many of you know Kevin from Popular Resistance, from his writing and podcast Clearing the FOG. He had …
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Remembering Kevin Zeese: A fighter for peace and justice
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-15
Peace activist and human rights attorney Kevin Zeese died of a heart attack on the morning of September 6. As his life partner, Dr. Margaret Flowers, and their community grieve, they celebrate his life by carrying on the work that they began together. | Zeese was known for organizing around many human rights issues, centering opposition to U.S. imperialism abroad and mass incarceration at home. He brought national attention to America's prison-industrial complex, first as the chief legal counsel, then as executive director for the N…
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Italy May Recover Historic Ties with Libya
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
Libya is a country of particular economic and political importance for Italy. The geographical proximity ≠and the historical ties between both nations make the African country a strategically important state for Rome. But the violent instability that has been hitting …
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Video: Irish Doctor Speaks Out About Covid-19 Lies
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
The Irish doctor featured in the video below has 35 years' experience as a practicing General Practitioner in Derry, Ireland. | She first knew the pandemic was "fake" when the WHO first declared pandemic with an announcement of 4,291 deaths globally. …
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Contemporary relevance of Marxian economics
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-09-15
My goal is to write a textbook that can fulfill two purposes: first, a stand-alone book for courses that are focused on Marxian economics or survey courses that have a section devoted to Marxian economics; second, it will also be useful as a companion text in a course that is based on reading all of …
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Gorgon Stare: A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" May Be Coming to a City Near You
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-15
The military and the drone manufacturers, principally General Atomics, are arguing that the technology has advanced far enough that flying 79-ft. wingspan, six-ton drones over populated areas and alongside commercial air traffic is safe.
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US appeals court approves Trump's move to end protected status for 300,000 immigrants
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-15
The court overturned earlier injunctions by federal judges against the government's decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for people from four countries…
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America's War on Terror is the True Cause of Europe's Refugee Crisis
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
Desperate refugees crammed into cockle-shell boats landing on the shingle beaches of the south Kent coast are easily portrayed as invaders. Anti-immigrant demonstrators were exploiting such fears last weekend as they blockaded the main highway into Dover Port in order "to protect Britain's borders". Meanwhile, the home secretary, Priti Patel, blames the French for not doing enough to stop the flow of refugees across the Channel.
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Fire exposes desperate plight of refugees
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-09-15
The Sept. 8 fire that burned the largest asylum camp in Europe, the Moria Reception and Identification Camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, shows how the 13,000 people there are disregarded and disrespected. Migrant families flee burning asylum camp on island of Lesbos, Greece, Sept. 8. The camp was . . . | Continue reading Fire exposes desperate plight of refugees at Workers.org
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Day Five: Julian Assange Case
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
Paused last week due to a COVID19 scare, Julian Assange's extradition hearing resumed today with witness testimony from Eric Lewis, chairman of the board of Reprieve and a lawyer who "represents Guantanamo and Afghan detainees in litigation, seeking redress and accountability for torture and religious abuse while in US custody." | Lewis confirmed that before being asked to provide expert testimony on this case, he opined in the press that he believes Assange shouldn't be extradited or prosecuted, and while he handled the facts objectively in providing his witness statement, those are still his views today.
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To Succeed, Struggles Have To Be Connected, Not Localized
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
In this video, Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, and Fayrouz Sharqawi, Global Mobilisation Coordinator of Grassroots Al-Quds discuss the situation in contemporary Palestine. What do the people of Palestine think in 2020? They talk about former chairman of Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat's numerous visits to India. They also talk about how Israeli army's recent airstrikes and healthcare crisis due to Covid-19 in the Gaza city are dismantling the life of the people there.
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America's War on Terror is the True Cause of Europe's Refugee Crisis
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-15
Patrick COCKBURN | Desperate refugees crammed into cockle-shell boats landing on the shingle beaches of the south Kent coast are easily portrayed as invaders. Anti-immigrant demonstrators were exploiting such fears last weekend as they blockaded the main highway into Dover Port in order "to protect Britain's borders". Meanwhile, the home secretary, Priti Patel, blames the French for not doing enough to stop the flow of refugees across the Channel. | Refugees attract much attention on the last h…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/15/am…

9/11 News Coverage: How 36 Reporters Brought Us the Twin Towers' Explosive Demolition on 9/11
Ted Walter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
The widely held belief is that the Twin Towers collapsed as a result of the airplane impacts and the resulting fires. Among those who witnessed the event firsthand, the more prevalent hypothesis was that the Twin Towers had been brought down by massive explosions.
globalresearch.ca/how-36-reporters-broug…

Fighting Evictions: The 1930s and Now
Michael R. McBrearty | zcomm.org | 2020-09-15
The fight for housing security has already become a part of the general struggle against inequality made possible by the epochal rise of the Black Lives Matter movement…
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California: The Center of the White-West is Burning
David Andersson | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
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…

Colonization Made California a Tinderbox: Why Indigenous Land Stewardship Would Help Combat Climate Fires
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-15
We examine California's history of forest management and how a century of fire suppression has made the current climate fires even more destructive. For thousands of years, Native American tribes in California would regularly burn the landscape to steward the land, but colonization led to the suppression of these tactics and decades of misguided policy. A return to these Indigenous practices could help better steward the land and foster greater climate resiliency, says Don Hankins, a pyrogeographer and Plains Miwok fire expert who teaches geography and planning at California State University, Chico. "If we all wo…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/15/californi…

Pandemic Profiteering: Amazon Caught Price Gouging as Jeff Bezos's Wealth Soared to $200 Billion
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-15
The online giant Amazon has made an extraordinary amount of money during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many people shelter at home and shop online. A new Public Citizen report documents how Amazon set prices for essential products during the crisis at levels that would violate price gouging laws in many states, and marked up some products by as much as 1,000%. "This is an ongoing thing. They are doing this currently. They've been doing it throughout the pandemic," says Alex Harman, competition policy advocate for Public Citizen and author of the report. "They are looking to maximize profit during a pandemic."
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/15/pandemic_…

"Mass Voter Disenfranchisement": GOP Ramps Up Assault on Voting Rights Across U.S. Ahead of Election
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-15
With just seven weeks to go before the U.S. presidential election, the battle for the White House is increasingly being fought in courts across the country. From Wisconsin to Florida, Pennsylvania to Colorado, judges are making major rulings deciding who gets on the ballot, how a record number of mail-in ballots are handled and distributed, and who ultimately gets to vote on November 3. Ari Berman, senior writer at Mother Jones and author of "Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America," says Republicans are carrying out a nationwide attack on voting rights aimed at keeping a shrinking wh…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/15/ari_berma…

Deadly wildfires divide Trump and governors of West Coast states
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-15
Donald Trump pointed to how states manage forests and said: 'It will start getting cooler, just you watch.' | By The Canary
Deadly wildfires on the west coast of the US are dividing president Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive. The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington have all said global warming is priming forests for wildfires as they become hotter and drier. | Debate: During a visit on Monday to California, Trump pointed to how states manage forests…
thecanary.co/global/2020/09/15/deadly-wi…

Democrats Ignore US Military's Refutation Of 'Russian Bounties' Story
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-15
NBC News reports the following: | Two months after top Pentagon officials vowed to get to the bottom of whether the Russian government bribed the Taliban to kill American service members, the commander of troops in the region says a detailed review of all available intelligence has not been able to corroborate the existence of such a program. | "It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/democra…

China launches 9 satellites into space from sea
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-15
The satellites from the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group took off from the Yellow Sea at 9: 23 am (0123 GMT), Xinhua News reported.The indigenously-built Long March-11 carrier rocket was used for the launch, a first from the sea.Last week, China sent an observation satellite, Gaofen-11 02, into the orbit through a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be used for mapping efforts in China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.With its expanded space work including the launch of satellites, China is closer to completing its own space station.It plans to inaugurate its large modular space station this year, which will be pla…
yenisafak.com/en/world/china-launches-9-…

Germany plans to take in around 1,500 migrants from Greek islands
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-15
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer are planning to take in around 1,500 refugees from the Greek islands, German news agency dpa reported on Tuesday.Dpa cited politicians focussed on domestic policy as saying that these would be families with children.More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, were left without shelter, proper sanitation or access to food and water after a fire tore through the overcrowded Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last Wednesday.
yenisafak.com/en/world/germany-plans-to-…

Police-state governance and the civil liberties of an MP
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-15
Democracy Stuart ReesIssue 1281 Australia civil rights NSW Police raid PalestineSeptember 15, 2020In distain for human rights and to displa…
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2020 Elections: Democrats Go All-Out for Israel
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
Those of us who have longed for an end to America's military engagement in the Middle East have hoped for a candidate who was not tied hand and foot to Israel, which is the root cause of the badly-broken and …
globalresearch.ca/democrats-go-all-out-i…

Public Debt Is the Real Pandemic: $3.3 Trillion Federal Deficit, Largest in US History
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
According to the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest "Update on the Budget Outlook," this year's $3.3 trillion federal deficit is not just three times larger than last year: it is the largest federal deficit in history. The CBO update also …
globalresearch.ca/debt-real-pandemic/572…

Video: Syria Army Artillery Devastates Militants' Positions in Idlib as Trucks Suffer Fresh Casualties in Afrin
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
Turkish forces have been passing through hard times in northwestern Syria. | First a mysterious 'heart attack' that killed a Turkish general in Idlib. Then, Turkish military positions in the province of Aleppo were devastated by a series of rocket strikes. …
globalresearch.ca/video-syria-army-artil…

Three Life Sentences Plus 40 Years for Convicted Israeli Settler
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
Convictions of Israelis for crimes against Palestinians are rare exceptions, not the rule — almost never against soldiers and other security forces. | According to Yesh Din Volunteers for Human Rights, violence by Israeli forces and settlers occurs daily, nearly always …
globalresearch.ca/three-life-sentences-p…

Putin Affirms Support for Lukashenko, Consolidates Russia-Belarus Cooperation against Foreign Intervention
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
On Monday, Vladimir Putin met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi, Russia. | Both leaders are united against the diabolical made-in-the-USA attempt to transform Belarus into another US vassal state. | On the President of Russia website, Putin said the following: …
globalresearch.ca/putin-affirms-legitima…

US military reveals it can't corroborate NYT's story on Russian bounties to Taliban – months after vowing to get to bottom of it
rt.com | 2020-09-15
After two months of digging for evidence that Russia's government paid bounties to Taliban forces to kill American forces in Afghanistan, as reported by the New York Times, the US military has found no corroboration. | "It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," General Frank McKenzie, the commander who oversees US troops in Afghanistan, reportedly told NBC News on Monday. Investigators continue to look into the matter, he said. | The investigation alre…
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The difference between the U.S. and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-09-15
In Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, he reports on interviews he did in February and March with U.S. President Donald Trump about the coronavirus.
mronline.org/2020/09/14/the-difference-b…

The difference between the US and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-15
While US continues to suffer the devastating impacts of poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic, China's people-centered approach serves as a model to follow…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/15/the-diffe…

The Difference Between the U.S. and China's Response to COVID-19 is Staggering
Vijay Prashad — John Ross | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
In Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, he reports on interviews he did in February and March with U.S. President Donald Trump about the coronavirus. Trump admitted that the virus was virulent, but he decided to underplay its danger. "I wanted to always play it down," Trump said,…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/15/the-differen…

The Difference Between the U.S. and China's Response to COVID-19 s Staggering
Vijay Prashad — John Ross | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
In Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, he reports on interviews he did in February and March with U.S. President Donald Trump about the coronavirus. Trump admitted that the virus was virulent, but he decided to underplay its danger. "I wanted to always play it down," Trump said,…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/15/the-differen…

The Difference Between the U.S. and China's Response to COVID-19 Is Staggering
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-09-15
The Chinese government remains vigilant and is willing to sacrifice short-term economic growth to save the lives of its citizenry…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-difference-bet…

Inside The World Uyghur Congress
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government. | True or not, nearly everything that appears in Western media accounts of China's Uyghur Muslims is the product of a carefully conceived media campaign generated by an apparatus of right-wing, anti-communist Uyghur separatists funded and trained by the US government.
popularresistance.org/inside-the-world-u…

5300 UIC workers 'strike for our lives'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-15
Chicago, IL – 4000 workers represented by SEIU Local 73 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) began an open-ended strike, September 14. They join 1300 nurses represented by the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) at the University of Illinois Hospital (UIH), who began a weeklong strike on Saturday, September 12. Central to both strikes is the demand for staffing measures to protect the health and safety of frontline workers, many of whom have been exposed to COVID-19. | The INA nurses' three-year contract was set to expire in August but was extended to September. Over 20 bargaining sessions throughout the…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/15/5300-uic…

The Devolution of America
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-15
Stir Crazy! Episode 88: Today we are joined by TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, TRNN managing editor Lisa Snowden-McCray, and climate and housing organizer Rachel Eve Stein. Hosted by Kim Brown.
therealnews.com/stories/the-devolution-o…

UN urges a more equal, inclusive world, marking International Day of Democracy
news.un.org | 2020-09-15
The United Nations marked the annual International Day of Democracy, on Tuesday, calling on world leaders to build a more equal, inclusive and sustainable world, with full respect for human rights.
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For Flint residents, money won't buy forgiveness
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-15
A proposed $600 million settlement cannot compensate for Flint's trauma, one activist says.
therealnews.com/stories/for-flint-reside…

Global Days of Rage for Jennifer Laude and all victims of U.S. military aggression!
| workers.org | 2020-09-15
The following is adapted from a Sept. 11 announcement by GABRIELA Alliance of Filipino Women. The month of September marks the Filipino people's victory against the continuation of permanent U.S. military bases in the Philippines. On Sept. 16, 1991, with widespread call and mobilization in the country, the Philippine Senate . . . | Continue reading Global Days of Rage for Jennifer Laude and all victims of U.S. military aggression! at Workers.org
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Israel becomes first country to impose second national COVID-19 lockdown
wsws.org | 2020-09-15
Israel now tops the world rankings in the number of new COVID-19 cases per capita.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/15/isra…

Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions are Fate
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
I developed a model of Global Warming based on the anthropogenic perturbation of the Carbon Cycle. The essence of this model is a rate equation for the evolution of the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere. The interesting results from this model are projected trends for the CO2 concentration and the average global temperature…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/15/anthropogeni…

"The height of cruelty": Judges give green light to planned expulsion of 300,000 refugees
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-15
A three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a major blow to hundreds of thousands of refugees in a September 14 ruling on Temporary Protected Status. The judges overturned a 2018 lower court decision to freeze a move by the Trump administration revoking this status for refugees who came to the United …
liberationnews.org/the-height-of-cruelty…

5300 UIC workers 'strike for our lives'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-15
Chicago, IL – 4000 workers represented by SEIU Local 73 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) began an open-ended strike, September 14. They join 1300 nurses represented by the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) at the University of Illinois Hospital (UIH), who began a weeklong strike on Saturday, September 12. Central to both strikes is the demand for staffing measures to protect the health and safety of frontline workers, many of whom have been exposed to COVID-19. | The INA nurses' three-year contract was set to expire in August but was extended to September. Over 20 bargaining sessions throughout the…
fightbacknews.org/2020/9/15/5300-uic-wor…

MAS continues campaign for general elections in Bolivia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-15
Bolivia's progressive political party, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), has been campaigning for the general elections scheduled for October 18 across the country. Several motorcycle rallies were carried out in different departments in the past week. On September 13, the MAS presidential and vice-presidential candidates, Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca, held a campaign event in the city of El Alto and promised to restore stability in the country. Thousands of citizens joined them at the peasants market…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/15/mas-conti…

Kenyan govt. approves insurance cover for frontline workers but protests set to continue
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-15
The Kenyan government's approval of insurance cover addresses only one of the key demands of health workers as many professionals are unhappy over unpaid remittances, lack of PPEs and pending promotions…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/15/kenyan-go…

Iran to Link Its Power Grid to Russia, Azerbaijan
Tsvetana Paraskova | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
Iran's electricity grid will be connected with Russia and Azerbaijan in a few months, once grid compatibility studies are completed, Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Friday. | Iran's power grid could be linked and synchronized to connect with other …
globalresearch.ca/iran-link-power-grid-r…

While Trump Berates Portland Looters, the US Gov't Continues to Plunder Syria with Impunity
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-15
President Trump has lashed out at rioters and looters in Portland and Kenosha, yet halfway around the world, the US military is busy plundering what's left of Syria's wealth on a vastly greater scale and with little publicity.
mintpressnews.com/trump-berates-looters-…

'American Carnage' Unveiled
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
It doesn't seem to sink in that this country's so-called president withheld deadly serious information from the American people about such a life-altering, once-in-a-century coronavirus that it could kill them. It was his biggest lie yet. What Donald Trump did was comparable to setting the house on fire — our house — with "we the people" locked inside as we helplessly watched the smoke curling in under the doors and dying one by one with little or no possibility of rescue.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/15/american-car…

How the USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria with Impunity
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little publicity. | Turkey Loots Syria, …
globalresearch.ca/how-usa-turkey-plunder…

Russia's Role in Syria, Tensions between Russia and the US
Andrey Ontikov | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
A high level Russian delegation met recently with President Assad in Damascus. In an effort to further understand the importance and implications of the meeting, Steven Sahiounie at MidEastDiscourse reached out to Andrey Ontikov, a Special Correspondent at Izvestia…
globalresearch.ca/russia-prevent-separat…

Trump halts training concerning racism
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-15
Unlike Trump's disavowal of his anti-veteran remarks, it will be difficult for him to disavow this memorandum.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/14/trump-halt…

In the Face of "Normalization" Congressional Dems Lobby to Protect Israel's "Qualitative Military Edge"
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-15
A group of Congressional Dems are calling attention to a key pillar of US-Israeli policy in a futile effort to stall an arms deal as Israeli-UAE normalization takes effect.
mintpressnews.com/face-normalization-con…

New cases of COVID-19 reach a one-day high of nearly 308,000 worldwide
wsws.org | 2020-09-15
The number of new cases of COVID-19 hit a new one-day high of nearly 308,000 worldwide, bringing the global total to almost 30 million cases and 930,000 deaths. The United States alone will reach 200,000 deaths by mid-week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/15/covi…

Climate study of past 66 million years reveals earth's current temperature rise is unprecedented
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-15
The study published in the Science journal concludes that this human-made climate change is far beyond the natural changes that are triggered by the earth's changing orbit…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/15/climate-s…

Government in eastern Libya resigns after days of protest
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-15
The government in eastern Libya, which is associated with the breakaway Libyan National Army led by general Khalifa Haftar, handed over its resignation to the speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Aguila Saleh, on Sunday, September 13. This was after four days of intense civilian protests against declining living conditions in areas under its control. The resignation will now be reviewed by the HoR members in their next meeting, according to a parliamentary spokesman. If the government's resignation is accepted, the HoR will also have to elect a successor to the outgoing prime minister, Abdallah al-Thani…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/15/protests-…

The revolutionary answers of C.L.R. James
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-15
The Black Lives Matter movement across the U.S. against police violence and racist inequality is one of the most dynamic political developments in years.
mronline.org/2020/09/15/the-revolutionar…

US Planned Nuclear Attacks on Every City in the USSR and China
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
This article was originally published in 2018. | In mid-December 1960, a conference was held at Strategic Air Command headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, to outline America's nuclear war strategy. During the meeting, plans were revealed whereby Moscow alone would be hit …
globalresearch.ca/us-planned-nuclear-att…

On the Death of My Brother
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
My brother Panages (Pete) was eleven years older than me. By the time I was six, he left the village and our beautiful Greek island of Cephalonia for America. I knew he was my brother, but we did not have anything in common, not even memories of childhood. There were none. My older sisters used…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/15/on-the-death…

Germany, France and the EU Succumb to US Digital Hegemony
Dr. Thorsten Pattberg | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
It is official. President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Monday 14, 2020, conceded that Europe has lost the battle for data security and cloud computing. The continent cannot compete against America. Not that France could have asserted any claims …
globalresearch.ca/germany-france-eu-succ…

Iran, the United States and False Flags
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
United States' government spokespeople are forever demonizing Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has proclaimed that Iran is the world's chief sponsor of terrorism. In keeping with this, the possibility of the U.S. waging war against Iran is very …
globalresearch.ca/iran-united-states-fal…

Donald Trump: The Frenemy of the Islamic World
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
In the Republican primaries of the 2016 US presidential elections, Mitt Romney severely castigated Trump, calling him a phony and a fraud. When Trump was elected president, he dangled the carrot of the secretary of state appointment to Romney, invited …
globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-frenemy-i…

California's apocalyptic 'second nature'
Mike Davis | mronline.org | 2020-09-15
A new, profoundly sinister nature is rapidly emerging from our fire rubble at the expense of landscapes we once considered sacred. Our imaginations can barely encompass the speed or scale of the catastrophe. Gone California, gone.
mronline.org/2020/09/15/californias-apoc…

Labor calls for work stoppage for Black Lives
| workers.org | 2020-09-15
This statement by Labor for Black Lives was issued Aug. 31 and signed by over 50 labor organizations. Signers include United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), United Auto Workers Region 9A (covering eastern New York, New England and Puerto Rico), Fight for $15, International Coalition of Black . . . | Continue reading Labor calls for work stoppage for Black Lives at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/09/51270/?utm_source=rs…

On the Lasting Influences of David Graeber
Jason Kirkpatrick | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
Influential academic David Graeber had been invited to Berlin to present his new book Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by current German President Steinmeier who at the time was preparing to run for office of German Chancellor. The year was 2012, massive debt of Greece and many other European nations were threatening a free-fall of…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/15/on-the-lasti…

India continues crackdown on activists, critics of govt
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-15
The investigation into the Delhi riots of February 2020, which led to the death of 53 people, has from the very beginning focused on critics of the government and activists who had organized anti-government protests earlier. On the other hand, right-wing leaders, including those of the ruling BJP, who made provocative speeches just ahead of the violence continue to roam free.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/15/india-con…

The Hazards of a Police State Education During COVID-19
John W. Whitehead | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-15
There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/the-hazards-o…

Steve Bannon's Plans for a Privately-Funded Border Wall Are Crumbling
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-15
As Steve Bannon faces 40 years in prison for wire fraud and money laundering, the trend of privately-funded border walls his organization started comes up against federal, international, and political barriers…
mintpressnews.com/steve-bannon-plans-for…

Is Nepal Skirting, Denying or Defying the COVID Pandemic?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting India's territorial claim on Kalapani, a spur of land at Nepal's furthest northwestern border subsided after a talk between their respective prime ministers. Then military skirmishes between India and China on their shared bo…
globalresearch.ca/nepal-skirting-denying…

As Bloomberg pledges $100 million, Wall Street boosts Biden campaign
wsws.org | 2020-09-15
Bloomberg's announcement is only the largest pledge of support from the financial oligarchy for the Democratic campaign.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/15/elec…

Israeli terrorist gets three life terms for murdering Palestinian infant and his parents
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-15
Amiram Ben-Uliel firebombed the Dawabsheh family home in the occupied West Bank village of Duma wih Molotov cocktails on July 31, 2015, killing three people, including an 18-month-old infant…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/15/israeli-t…

US Marine Corps: Semper Fi, But Why?
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
Seventy years ago today, September 15, 1950, the U.S. Marine Corps won one of its greatest battles, landing at Inchon on the Korean coast, collapsing the North Korean lines, and enabling U.S. forces to regain the capital of Seoul, South Korea. General Douglas MacArthur conducted the operation over the objections of the Joint Chiefs, who feared that the operation would fail and that there were no reserves to take the place of the Marines who would be lost.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/15/us-marine-co…

England and Wales COVID-19: "Staggering Number" of Extra Deaths in Community Is Not Explained by COVID-19
Shaun Griffin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
Only a third of the excess deaths seen in the community in England and Wales can be explained by covid-19, new data have shown. | The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data,[1] which cover deaths in hospitals, care homes, private homes, …
globalresearch.ca/staggering-number-extr…

Episode 107 — Decolonizing Education and the CIA's Operation Sea Spray with Gerardo Munoz
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-09-15
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon discuss decolonizing education and the CIA's Operation Sea Spray with Gerardo Munoz. Along The Line is a non-profit,…
projectcensored.org/episode-107-decoloni…

American Imperialism and the Murder of Jennifer Laude
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
"I have seen that we do not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the Philippines. We have gone to conquer, not to redeem… And so I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the American eagle put its talons on any other land." — Mark Twain October 15, 1900, The New…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/15/american-imp…

Trump's China Diversion
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
The Trump administration's orchestrated attack on China is commonly assumed to stem from upset over China's human rights violations and its aggressive behavior in the South China Sea and along the border with India. Where once Trump was fulsome in praise of Xi Jinping's leadership, now official statements on China are uniformly critical and alarmist.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/15/trumps-china…

"The Armageddon Election". Deep Polarization of American Society
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
During the weeks of uncertainty that followed the 2000 presidential election, as the tension grew amongst supporters of George W. Bush and Al Gore, my brother John Zogby conducted a poll to see how Democrats and Republicans were viewing the …
globalresearch.ca/armageddon-election/57…

Bill Gates Senior, father of Microsoft's co-founder, dies at 94
rt.com | 2020-09-15
Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has confirmed the passing of his father William Henry Gates Senior, at the age of 94. The elder Gates suffered from Alzheimer's disease. | Gates Senior "passed away peacefully at home…, surrounded by his family," his son announced on Tuesday. | His "wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility had a huge influence on people around the world," Gates Junior added, noting his father's legal advice helped him and Paul Allen establish Microsoft, but also aided Howard Schultz with Sta…
rt.com/usa/500798-bill-gates-senior-dies…

Kim Kardashian West freezing Instagram, Facebook use over spread of 'hate, propaganda, and misinformation'
rt.com | 2020-09-15
Celebrity Kim Kardashian West has announced she is freezing both her Facebook and Instagram accounts in support of the #StopHateforProfit campaign, which accuses the firms of allowing groups to spread misinformation and bigotry. | "I can't sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation — created by groups to sow division and split America apart," Kardashian announced on Tuesday. | Including an image promoting the #StopHateforProfit campaign, the reality television star encouraged others to join her in the "freezing" of their accounts.
rt.com/usa/500791-kim-kardashian-faceboo…

Congressmen demand Justice Dept INVESTIGATE Netflix over Cuties 'child exploitation'
rt.com | 2020-09-15
Republican congressmen from Arizona and Colorado have demanded an investigation of "potential exploitation of children" in the now-infamous twerking-preteens film Cuties, arguing it encourages child sexual exploitation. | Reps. Andy Biggs (Arizona) and Ken Buck (Colorado) have urged the Justice Department to "open an investigation to ensure the film and its production uphold federal laws protecting children from exploitation," expressing their concerns in a letter to Attorney General William Barr. Buck shared the letter with his followers on Twitter on Tuesday. | "Cuties" creates an environment that encourages…
rt.com/usa/500787-congressmen-demand-pro…

First they came for RT: US now wants Qatar's AJ+ to register as FOREIGN AGENT
rt.com | 2020-09-15
AJ+, Al Jazeera's online channel, has been told to register as a foreign agent by the US government, under a precedent set against RT and Chinese outlets in recent years. The Qatar-based outlet is blaming UAE lobbyists. | "Despite assertions of editorial independence and freedom of expression, Al Jazeera Media Network and its affiliates are controlled and funded by the Government of Qatar," Jay Bratt, head of the counterintelligence and export control at the Department of Justice, wrote in a letter sent to Al Jazeera on Monday, according to Mother Jones magazine. | That means AJ+ is required to register as an…
rt.com/usa/500797-aj-fara-registration-e…

Allende's Political Program as Reference for a Sustainable Chile
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-15
This September marked 50 years since Salvador Allende's Unidad Popular triumphed in the country's democratic elections. On September 4, 1970, despite the CIA's funding of right-wing politics to sabotage the electoral process, Chile chose socialism and was well on the way to prove that revolution could be carried out through democratic means — a process that created yet another hindrance for U.S. plans in the region. Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the U.S. was concerned that Cuban influence would ripple through the region, but it had not considered that the people would overtly choose to free its…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/15/al…

Iraq Is Going Further Down the Drain
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-15
It was announced on September 9 that the U.S. Administration would reduce troop numbers in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 by the end of the month. The commander Central Command, General McKenzie, said the withdrawal was to take place because of "the great progress the Iraqi forces have made" and that the "ultimate goal" was having local forces who were capable of preventing a resurgence of Islamic State in the country." | In April 2003 the U.S. invaded Iraq in a wave of exuberant militarism that amongst other things was intended to stabili…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/15/ir…

VIDEO: Where did Antifa come from?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-15
Antifa" has gone from the underground to becoming a household name, but still believes that "the USA was founded on white supremacy, and therefore needs to be destroyed". Watch the video and read more in the article by Joaquin Flores.
strategic-culture.org/video/2020/09/15/v…

Striking In The Coronavirus Depression
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
In response to COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Depression, workers have developed unique strategies and forms of organization to protect their lives and livelihoods. We saw in "Fighting the Great Depression — from Below" how in the early years of the Great Depression conventional trade union strikes became a rarity, but workers organized themselves in community-based, "horizontal" ways to fight for their survival. This commentary and the next describe the emergence of strikes for protection against COVID-19.
popularresistance.org/striking-in-the-co…

New Documentary By David Attenborough, 'Extinction: The Facts'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
We have learned so much about nature from David Attenborough's documentaries over the past seven decades. In a new BBC film he lays bare just how perilous the state of that nature really is, why this matters for everyone who shares this planet, and what needs to change. | This film is radical. Surprisingly radical. I have written in the past about my growing frustration with Attenborough documentaries continuing, decade after decade, to depict nature as untouched by any mark of humans. I felt this might be contributing to unhelpful complacency about how much "wild" was really left.
popularresistance.org/new-documentary-by…

On Its 27th Anniversary: Defeat Oslo, Confront Normalization, Escalate BDS
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
The agreement signed on the White House lawn and the famous handshake of Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat was falsely billed as a promise of peace and hope for Palestinians, denied both for decades upon decades, but was in reality a program for continued and intensified colonization and the suppression of the Palestinian liberation struggle. The entire project of Oslo was always intended to intensify the repression, division and fragmentation of the Palestinian people, while imposing a Palestinian "security" framework over the Palestinian people struggling for their rights, for return and liberation.
popularresistance.org/on-its-27th-annive…

EU Leaders Invite Boris to Lunch for Brexit Talks. On the Menu Is Cod, Champagne… and Beemas
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-15
The panic is palpable. No one is making any effort to hide it now as the EU's chief negotiator on Brexit, Frenchman Michel Barnier, began his telephone calls to EU leaders to intervene in the talks with Britain — which are quickly heading towards a no deal Brexit and the UK resorting to WTO rules at the end of the year. | There's no more time for EU bluffing. Before, we witnessed a lot of this from Barnier and some EU leaders who stood by the "Britain needs EU trade much more than 27 member states" preposterous mantra. But the desperation on the EU side now is lucid. EU leaders and the Commission now can se…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/15/eu…

Time For Unions To Give The Democratic Party An Ultimatum
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
On Labor Day, Joe Biden did an online event with AFL-CIO pres ≠i ≠dent Richard Trum ≠ka to talk up unions. At this point in his polit ≠i ≠cal career, Biden can do these things in his sleep. His well rehearsed grab bag of pro-union lines ("My uncle in Scran ≠ton, Uncle Ed, used to say, ‚Äã'Joe, you're labor from belt buck ≠le to shoe sole'") flow out eas ≠i ≠ly. The ques ≠tion for America's union mem ≠bers is whether any ≠thing tan ≠gi ≠ble will flow back to us if Biden is elect ≠ed, or if we will‚Äâ–‚Äâas has ha…
popularresistance.org/time-for-unions-to…

We Can Still Win The War On Plastic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
For many years, even decades, before the current global pandemic, environmental advocates have waged a war against single-use plastic. We've been winning that war. More and more consumers are carrying reusable bags for groceries and other shopping items, asking restaurants to use more sustainable materials for take-out containers, and using fewer plastic straws. Homeowners are even rethinking and replacing plastic PVC (polyvinyl chloride) in everything from home siding to piping. | As with so many other things in 2020, the full-out war against plastic has abated.
popularresistance.org/we-can-still-win-t…

University Of Michigan Asks Court To Halt Graduate Student Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
A day after the Graduate Employees' Organization voted to extend its strike, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel is seeking an injunction to get graduate students off the picket lines and back to teaching. | Schlissel is asking Washtenaw County Circuit Court to require GEO members to return to work by issuing a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction. In a video released Monday afternoon, he described the request as a necessary step. | …
popularresistance.org/university-of-mich…

New Hotline For Postal Service Whistleblowers
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
The United States Postal Service provides safe, timely communication for all Americans. Increasingly, that includes supporting U.S. elections by handling mail-in ballots, a function of vital importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. But unprecedented turmoil has shaken the institution in recent months. Concerns are mounting that administrative changes could undermine the agency's basic mission: to deliver all Americans' mail safely and on time. This dedicated effort is being undertaken to ensure that POGO is able to help investigate and advocate for reforms relative to critical and essential Postal Service functio…
popularresistance.org/new-hotline-for-po…

Experiments In Free Transit
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-15
Among the few positive aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some localities have taken the impressive step of implementing free transit. Several cities in Ohio, including Akron, Canton, Toledo and Youngstown announced free fares as of March 16. Towns in Vermont and Nevada have done so as well. Unfortunately, local officials are quite clear that these are only temporary for health purposes and will be reversed once it is "safe." | Over the last several decades, though, many cities around the world have experimented with free transit.
popularresistance.org/experiments-in-fre…

Election Meddlers Find a Scapegoat
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-15
Big Tech, government agencies, and the mainstream media all locked in on a no-name site as a hub of collusion | Peter Van BUREN | Like me, until recently you got most of your news from PeaceData.net. It was where you looked to form your opinions, including the all-important one about which way to vote. What you missed on PeaceData you caught up with via Facebook memes and Tweets from people you do not know. | Or maybe not. Maybe like nearly everyone on planet Earth you have no idea what I'm talking about and never looked at the now-defunct PeaceData site. Tha…
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Build small, think big
Phillip O'Sullivan | zcomm.org | 2020-09-15
The role of community energy groups in disrupting the energy status quo…
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Universities Should Learn Lessons of 9/11 and Transform in the Face of Pandemic
Sepehr Vakil & Julissa Muñiz | zcomm.org | 2020-09-15
What colleges and universities decide to do in the next several months will shape the character and meaning of higher education for decades to come.
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The Fire and the Hurricane
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2020-09-15
The fire and the hurricane– They rage from side to side; But the pang in the belly is a keener blaze, And despair in a dry eye More drowning than a tide. Trillion dollar economies Are the sharpest in their greed; The poor still recognize Each other's human need. Nature sends her scourges Read…
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Railroad Industry Group Passed Intel on Environmental Journalist to Cops
Murtaza Hussain | zcomm.org | 2020-09-15
By distributing private intelligence reports to federal "fusion centers," industries can influence how law enforcement views threats…
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Trump aligns ignorance with bigotry as he attempts to rewrite history
Henry A. Giroux | zcomm.org | 2020-09-15
As the presidential election gets closer, Trump is desperate to reassert his white supremacist and white nationalist views, even though they've never been hidden during his presidency.
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How to Negotiate With People Who Don't Care If You Die
Hamilton Nolan | zcomm.org | 2020-09-15
To win another stimulus bill, the Democrats need to embrace chaos…
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CHP Drives Through Anti-Trump Protestors in Sacramento
Shut Down Trump | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
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…

Against the neoliberal denunciation of the welfare state
Rudolf Walther | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
No economist is so misunderstood and misinterpreted as Adam Smith. Many consider him to be an advocate of the "free market" and narrow-minded egoism. What a mistake! Smith saw an important and strong role for the state. Cooperation and mutual help are inscribed in the division of labor. Others irrationally denounce the welfare state as "comfortable stable feeding."
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The Day the Sky Turned Orange
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Scenes from a small town in Marin…
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Tuesday 9/15: Universal Basic Income Week: "Inherent Good" Global Film Premiere and Q&A
Income Movement | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online via livestream or Zoom…
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Wednesday 9/16: Universal Basic Income Week: Investing in Mothers Pilot Program Panel Discussion
Income Movement | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online via livestream or Zoom…
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Tuesday 9/15: Liberar El Voto: Yes On Prop 17 Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
Yes On Prop 17 | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
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Wednesday 9/16: The COVID-19 Pandemic in the SF Bay Area & the Societal Inequities Exposed
Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online…
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Enlaces Red Latina sin fronteras Sept15
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 15.09.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
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Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by Going Vegan
Food Empowerment Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
By enjoying some vegan albondigas this month, you'll do more for the Latinx community than you may realize. Food Empowerment Project is encouraging everyone to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by going vegan with their help.
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Saturday 9/19: Tim Redmond: National Election Crises & San Francisco Hopes!
Dolores Perez Heilbron | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online Event from First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco…
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On Tenth Year Of Fukushima, The Olympics & The Resignation Of Abe
No Nukes Action | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
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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Monday 9/21: Goodbye and Good riddance to Palantir
Mijente | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Palantir's former HQ, 100 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto…
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Thursday 9/17: How To Join a Non-Profit Board
Emerging Leaders Circle | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online Event | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-y…
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Saturday 9/19: Oakland: Car Caravan for Universal Basic Income Global March 2020
Basic Income Movement | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Eastshore Park, MacArthur Blvd & Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94610…
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9/14/20 Trump Fund Raises in Cal While Learning of Fire Damage
Follow the Money | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
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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Saturday 9/26: Building Power for an Affordable Housing Future in Santa Cruz
Coastal Commons Land Trust | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online Event | bit.ly/2R0RamF
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Proof: ICE San Francisco Still Has Bloody Hands
LEON | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
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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Friday 9/18: Universal Basic Income Week: Panel Discussion on the Basic Income Movement
Income Movement | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online via livestream or Zoom…
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LEARN THE KEYS TO TRANSFORMATIVE EATING AT THE FREE VALLEJO HEALTHY FOOD FEST
Food Empowerment Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Food Empowerment Project takes the Vallejo event virtual in its 5th year!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/15/1883665…

Wednesday 9/23: Community Resilience Project: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Resilience
Santa Cruz Public Libraries | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online Event | santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/7025394
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Tuesday 9/15: M4A Caucus Panel: Global Perspectives of Single-Payer during COVID-19
Healthcare-Now! | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online…
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Thursday 9/17: Yes on Prop 16: Opportunity for All Virtual Rally
Yes on 16 | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online…
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Wednesday 9/16: Commemorate the Fallen — Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Grand Lake Theatre | 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland…
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Tuesday 9/15: Hard Conversations: Whiteness, Race, and Social Justice
Victor Lee Lewis | indybay.org | 2020-09-15
Online…
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We as workers are powerful'
a guest author | workers.org | 2020-09-15
By Dominic Harris The following article is based on a talk given during a Sept. 10 webinar,"Workers Defend Black lives," sponsored by Workers World Party. Dominic Harris is president of UE Local 150, Charlotte, N.C. United Electrical Workers has been in the leadership of U.S. labor organizing to defend Black . . . | Continue reading We as workers are powerful' at Workers.org
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In Buffalo, N.Y., Black Lives Matter protest cop brutality
a guest author | workers.org | 2020-09-15
On Sept. 4, hundreds of protesters took to the streets and gathered outside the district police station in North Buffalo in the busy Hertel Avenue shopping area. The demonstrators demanded the firing of over a dozen cops with histories of police brutality and called for their salaries of almost $1.5 . . . | Continue reading In Buffalo, N.Y., Black Lives Matter protest cop brutality at Workers.org
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The Heat: China-EU summit
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-09-15
Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of the European Union meet for a second round of talks aimed at boosting trade and investment. Is the Asian economic powerhouse pivoting towards Europe?>…
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All countries must take all possible measures to save JCPOA
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres called on countries to take all possible measures to safeguard Iran's nuclear deal entitled "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA".
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Iran ready for any assistance to peace process in Afghanistan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran has voiced its readiness for any assistance to the peace process in neighboring Afghanistan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163572/Iran-ready-f…

Combining theory, practice, a must to localize oil equipment
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) –Strengthening domestic production and indigenizing knowledge, technology for producing products and equipment that Iran imports from other countries has become one of the major programs that country is pursuing in recent years.
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More countries may normalize ties with Israeli Regime: Trump
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — US President Donald Trump has claimed that five or six countries could reach similar diplomatic deals with the Zionist Regime in the future.
en.mehrnews.com/news/163573/More-countri…

VIDEO: Police car attacks anti-Trump protestors in California
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — A police car is shown attacking protestors against US President Donald Trump in California. Moment anti-Trump protester tries to climb on top of a California Highway Patrol car and quickly falls off as it speeds away.
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Biden has more chances of winning in Wisconsin, Arizona
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The results of latest polls in the United States indicate that the Democratic Party candidate has more chance of winning than Donald Trump in November presidential election.
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Gas industry mobilized for sustained supply in winter
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and all its subsidiaries have been working in the past few months to ensure the sustained supply of gas during the cold season.
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Govt. spox holds presser
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabeie held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/163560/Govt-spox-h…

"Shabab al-Moqawama" International Conference in Qom
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
QOM, Sep. 16 (MNA) — The 7th International Conference of the "Shabab al-Moqawama" with the topic of the strategies for confronting Zionism was held in the conference hall of the Dar al-Shifa seminary in Qom, Iran on Monday.
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Al-Maliki holding talks with Velayati in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The former Prime Minister of Iraq and the secretary-general of the Islamic Dawa Party Nouri al-Maliki met and held talks with Leader's advisor Ali Akbar Velayati in Tehran on Tuesday.
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Iran reiterates concern on Saudis' secret nuclear activities
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Iran has once again expressed its concerns over the "non-transparent" nuclear activities of Saudi Arabia.
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EU claims it has complied with its JCPOA commitments
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-15
TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — the representative of the European Union claimed that the EU has complied with its JCPOA commitments and is concerned over the increase in Iran's uranium stockpile.
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Majority of COVID-19 deaths in Damascus, Syria are unreported
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-15
The majority of deaths due to COVID-19 in Damascus, Syria are not reported according to a new report by the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204253/majority-covid-19-deaths-damascus-syria-unreported

Women lose Court of Appeal challenge over pension changes
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-15
Two women have lost their Court of Appeal challenge against the government over controversial changes to the state pension age. WASPI Nearly four million … | Read more | By The Canary
Two women have lost their Court of Appeal challenge against the government over controversial changes to the state pension age. | WASPI: | Nearly four million women born in the 1950s have been affected by reforms introduced by successive governmen…
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ITV praises Diversity's 'authentic and heartfelt' Black Lives Matter BGT routine
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-15
ITV has praised Diversity for the group's "authentic, heartfelt" performance on Britain's Got Talent, which was inspired by Black Lives Matter and has since … | Read more | By The Canary
ITV has praised Diversity for the group's "authentic, heartfelt" performance on Britain's Got Talent, which was inspired by Black Lives Matter and has since been the subject of thousands of complaints to the broadcasting watchdog.
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/09/15/itv-prai…

Priti Patel says she would report neighbours over 'rule of six' breaches
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-15
The home secretary has said she would report breaches of the "rule of six" coronavirus restrictions, while suggesting that families stopping to talk in … | Read more | By The Canary
The home secretary has said she would report breaches of the "rule of six" coronavirus restrictions, while suggesting that families stopping to talk in the street could be breaking the new laws."I don't spend my time looking into people's g…
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Jailed former Tory MP Elphicke is a 'sexual predator who told pack of lies', judge says
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-15
Charlie Elphicke was sentenced after being convicted of three counts of sexual assault on two women. | By The Canary
Former Dover MP Charlie Elphicke has been described by a judge as a "sexual predator" who "told a pack of lies" as he was jailed for two years for sexually assaulting two women, nearly a decade apart.The disgraced 49-year-old father of two showed no emotion as judge justice Whipple sentenced him to an immediate prison term for three counts of sexual assault, following a month-long trial which heard trained lawyer Elphicke lied to police,…
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Louisville to pay millions to Breonna Taylor's mother and reform police
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-15
The black woman was shot dead by police at her apartment. | By The Canary
The city of Louisville will pay several million dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and introduce police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from her family. | The settlement is reportedly the largest sum paid by the city for a police misconduct case. | Taylor's fatal shooting by police serving a narcotics warrant at her home sparked months of protests in Louisville and calls nationwide for the officers to be charged. | State attorney general Daniel Cameron is investi…
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Indonesia to beef-up patrols after China coastguard raises suspicion
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-15
Indonesia will increase maritime security operations near some of its islands in the South China Sea after a Chinese coastguard vessel was spotted nearby, raising suspicions about its intentions, a senior security official said on Tuesday.The vessel entered Indonesia's 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the northern Natuna islands on Saturday and left on Monday after radio challenges over jurisdiction, Aan Kurnia, chief of the maritime security agency, Bakamla, told Reuters.Under international law, innocent passage is permitted through another country's EEZ, but Aan said the vessel was lingering too long.
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Indonesia reports coronavirus cases rise by 3,507 to 225,030
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-15
Indonesia reported on Tuesday 3,507 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's total tally to 225,030, Health Ministry data showed.The number of deaths rose by 124 to 8,965, the highest number of fatalities in Southeast Asia.
yenisafak.com/en/world/indonesia-reports…

China says its relationship with the Vatican has been improving
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-15
China said on Tuesday its relationship with the Vatican has been improving and it would like to remain in touch to ensure more progress in the relationship.Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin spoke after reports that the pope had given the green light for an extension of an accord with Beijing.
yenisafak.com/en/world/china-says-its-re…

Activists decry 'genocide' of China's Uighur Muslims
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-15
Nearly two dozen activist groups said on Tuesday that crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place against Uighurs in China's remote Xinjiang region, where more than 1 million people are held in camps.There was no immediate response to the allegations by the Chinese foreign ministry, contacted by Reuters. China says the camps are vocational education and training centres as part of counter-terrorism and deradicalisation measures.The open letter signed by groups including the U.S.-based Uighur Human Rights Project and Genocide Watch calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an investigati…
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Belarus does not rule out 'forceful response' to military threats: TASS cites defmin
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-15
The Belarusian defence ministry said on Tuesday it does not rule out a forceful response to what it perceives as military threats, the TASS news agency reported.The defence ministry said any threat would be met with a response within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), a post-Soviet security bloc that includes Russia.It said a number of neighbouring countries were trying to damage relations between Minsk and Moscow, the day after Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko to Sochi….
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Turkey issues arrest warrants out for 78 FETàñ suspects
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-15
Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 78 suspects across the country over their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, security sources said Tuesday.Local police in the Aegean Izmir province carried out simultaneous operations in 28 cities against the infiltration of the FETO terror group into the Turkish Armed Forces, said a source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Out of 66 suspects, accused of having contacts with "covert imams" — senior FETO members — by pay phone, 53 of them, including 48 on…
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Pakistan Air Force aircraft crashes during training
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-15
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet crashed in northeastern Punjab province on Tuesday during a training mission, the air force said.No loss of life or property was reported on the ground as the pilot ejected safely, it said in a statement.It added that "a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the incident."Several training jets have crashed in the near past.In March, an F-16 fighter jet crashed near the capital Islamabad, killing the pilot. The aircraft was carrying out rehearsals for the March 23 national day parade.
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistan-air-forc…

MoU on Libya-Turkey cooperation approved
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-15
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Turkey and Libya last month has been approved, the country's Official Gazette announced on Tuesday.According to the deal, both governments emphasized the importance of continuing the execution of development projects in Libya, taking into account the country's stability and laying foundations for a genuine bilateral partnership.Turkey and Libya signed the MoU to boost trade and economic relations on Aug. 13.With strong ties dating back to the Ottoman era, Turkey and Libya last November also signed agreements on maritime boundaries, security and military cooperati…
yenisafak.com/en/news/mou-on-libya-turke…

How the USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria with Impunity
Adriaan Alsema | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little publicity. | Turkey Loots Syria, …
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Charles Sturt University staff make progress in fighting job cuts
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-15
Workers & unions Jonathan StraussIssue 1281 Australia Charles Sturt University National Teritary Education UnionSeptember 15, 2020Workers at Charles Sturt Universit…
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Join the dots, urges Greta
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-15
Climate crisis Pip HinmanIssue 1281 Australia fossil fuels unconventional gas Green Left Fighting FundSeptember 15, 2…
greenleft.org.au/content/join-dots-urges…

Every child counts
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-15
Welfare Janet ParkerIssue 1281 Australia CPSU/CSA Child protection PerthSeptember 15, 2020On September 9, child protection workers and foster ca…
greenleft.org.au/content/every-child-cou…

Power Politics and Imperial Gambles
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-15
In grand power politics, there are only national interests, not friendships. This is a point often missed on Australia's dedicated Americanophiles. Faith is put in such untestable propositions as extended nuclear deterrence. Faith is also unqualified. Foreign conflicts with US forces are bound to see the company, albeit small, of Australian contingents. When it comes…
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Join the dots, says Greta
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-15
Climate crisis Pip HinmanIssue 1281 Australia fossil fuels unconventional gas Green Left Fighting FundSeptember 15, 2…
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Consumed by Lies: U Turn on EU Withdrawal Agreement, Britain's "Masochistic" Trashing of Its Global Reputation
Alex Andreou | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
With Boris Johnson now U-turning on the Withdrawal Agreement he signed with the EU in December, Alex Andreou argues how the entire Brexit project "never made any sense" from the very start | *** | "There is no plan for 'no deal' …
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England and Wales COVID-19: "Staggering Number" of Extra Deaths in Community Is Not Explained by COVID-19
Shaun Griffin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
May 2020 article in the British Medical Journal | Only a third of the excess deaths seen in the community in England and Wales can be explained by covid-19, new data have shown. | The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data,[1] which …
globalresearch.ca/staggering-number-extr…

1987: Ernest Mandel — On the potential of history
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-15
For a materialist conception of history, it is necessary to understand that the world cannot be consciously changed without understanding it correctly.
mronline.org/2020/09/15/1987-ernest-mand…

Young, LGBTQ Voters of Color Could Swing This Election
DeAsia Paige | thenation.com | 2020-09-15
Young, LGBTQ Voters of Color Could Swing This Election…
thenation.com/article/politics/young-lgb…

Selected Articles: $3.3 Trillion Federal Deficit, Largest in US History
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-15
If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a donation or becoming a member. Your …
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The rule of six — a guide
Ralph Underhill | thecanary.co | 2020-09-15
Image descriptionThe illustration is titled, "The 'rule of six' a guide". A group of eight people are depicted standing in a socially distanced circle … | Read more | By Ralph Underhill
Image descriptionThe illustration is titled, "The ' rule of six' a guide". A group of eight people are depicted standing in a socially distanced circle t…
thecanary.co/cartoons/2020/09/15/the-rul…

The Incantatory Power of Ayad Akhtar and Shahzia Sikander
Ayad Akhtar, Shahzia Sikander | thenation.com | 2020-09-15
The Incantatory Power of Ayad Akhtar and Shahzia Sikander…
thenation.com/article/culture/sikander-a…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/14/species-in-p…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/14/fire…

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…

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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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.
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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."
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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.
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As Right-Wingers Block Evacuation Routes, "Antifa" Lead Relief Efforts in Oregon
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-14
Law enforcement agencies in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States are struggling to dissuade people from buying into conspiracy theories alleging extremists are starting many of the wildfires currently ravaging the area. | A number of social media posts on Facebook and other sites allege without evidence that "antifa" is purposely starting the fires…
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Undocumented Farmworkers Face Triple Threat as West Coast Burns
Staff | truthout.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…
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"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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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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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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The Cause of Julian Assange Is the Cause of Freedom — Free Assange Now
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-14
Julian Assange is a victim of torture, grotesque character assassination, and shameful judicial procedures that amount to vengeful persecution, not a fair and proportional prosecution.
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Assange extradition hearing adjourned after videolink failure, court fails to explain cause of problems
rt.com | 2020-09-14
Hot on the heels of a coronavirus scare, Julian Assange's extradition hearing was postponed on Monday following a farcical videolink failure which meant the court could not hear the testimony of a prominent witness. | The court was hearing from witness Eric Lewis, an experienced US lawyer, when out of the blue it was interrupted by a Fox News video about WikiLeaks. The source of the unexpected interruption was never revealed and the court went into recess in a bid to resolve the technical difficulties. | Lewis was expected to give evidence that Assange would face a "flagrant denial of justice" if put on trial…
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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…

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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Bezos Doubles Wealth as Amazon Essential Product Prices Rise 1000% Amid Pandemic
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.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. | MPN- A new report from advocacy group Public Citizen details how retail giant Amazon "misled the public, law enforcement, and policymakers about price increases during the pandemic," raising their prices on essential products "to levels that would be considered violations of price gouging laws in many stat…
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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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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.
mintpressnews.com/bezos-doubles-wealth-a…

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.
mintpressnews.com/democrats-campaign-to-…

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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