Daily Archives: September 18, 2020

2020-09-18: News Headlines

A. Majumdar (2020-09-18). PDF of September 17 issue. workers.org Download the 12-page PDF. Philly encampment: 'Housing now!' ALSO: COVID: Is it genocide yet? 'Disability Visibility'; TPS workers' Journey for Justice; New poll tax on voting; Climate crisis fires; Editorial 9/11—pretext for war. Labor Defends Black Lives Work stoppage call; Athlete strikes inspire; 'Workers move the world'; Kenosha activist for . . . |

Daniel Warner (2020-09-18). Watching Sports While the World Spins Out of Control. counterpunch.org Confined and anxious because of the pandemic? Fearful for your home and having trouble breathing because of smoke from raging wildfires? Overwhelmed by high winds and floods because of Hurricane Sally? Afraid to go out because of violent altercations between police and Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrators? Worried that your partial employment checks will run

George Wuerthner (2020-09-18). Misinformation Raging Like Wildfire. counterpunch.org With large fires still raging around the West, we can all feel empathy for those who lost their homes and even entire communities and all of us suffering from the smoke. Still, there is a lot of smoke and mirrors about the blazes and their cause. The timber industry, Forest Service, and forestry schools are

Staff (2020-09-18). Toxic wildfire smoke is another reason to wear your mask. therealnews.com Freak weather conditions such as heatwaves, hurricanes, and lightning that ignited the California fires are unprecedented and pose unique challenges, especially during the pandemic.

Roger Harris (2020-09-18). Changing the Washington Guard: What a Democratic Sweep in November Portends. counterpunch.org At the risk of counting chickens before they hatch, what would the return of Team Blue portend? As is patently obvious, the US is in trouble. Climate driven heat waves and fires grip the nation. An already faltering economy with deep contradictions could only tank given the shock of the pandemic that has necessitated varying

Megan K. Seibert, William E. Rees (2020-09-18). Enough is Enough: It's Time for a Real Green New Deal. counterpunch.org With fires raging across the western United States — leaving in their wake human and wildlife death, upended lives, and what looks like apocalyptic Martian wastelands — renewed calls for a Green New Deal (GND) are intensifying. But with these renewed calls comes a renewed responsibility to speak honestly about our climate crisis and what

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-18). Assange's Eighth Day at the Old Bailey: Software Redactions, the Iraq Logs and the Extradition Act. globalresearch.ca The extradition trial of Julian Assange at the Old Bailey struck similar notes to the previous day's proceedings: the documentary work and practise of WikiLeaks, the method of redactions, and the legacy of exposing war crimes. In the afternoon, the …

Kevin Gosztola (2020-09-18). Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange: At Extradition Trial, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Dismantles False Narrative. globalresearch.ca Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is not like the Pentagon Papers because supposedly Assange was reckless …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-18). Assange on Trial: Diligent Redactions and Avoiding Harm. counterpunch.org Day Seven September 16. Central Criminal Court, London. Proceedings today at the Old Bailey regarding Julian Assange's extradition returned to journalistic practice, redaction of source names and that ongoing obsession with alleged harm arising from WikiLeaks releases. John Goetz of Der Spiegel added his bit for the defence, making an effort to set the record

Craig Murray (2020-09-18). Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 12. globalresearch.ca A less dramatic day, but marked by a brazen and persistent display of this US Government's insistence that it has the right to prosecute any journalist and publication, anywhere in the world, for publication of US classified information. This explicitly …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-18). Exposing War Crimes Should Always Be Legal. Committing And Hiding Them Should Not. thealtworld.com each frustrating day making it clearer than the day before that what we are watching is nothing other than a staged performance by the US and UK governments to explain why it's okay for powerful governments to The Assange defense team is performing admirably, making the arguments they need to make to try and prevent an extradition that will set a precedent which will

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-09-18). 2,000 Days Since It Began, the War in Yemen Is Poised To Turn Even More Deadly. mintpressnews.com For many in Yemen, there is little reason for optimism entering what feels like the third phase of the war against their country as Israel ostensibly enters the fray.

Alan MacLeod (2020-09-18). According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines. thealtworld.com Oxfam studied five leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates currently under clinical trial and found that rich countries had pumped billions of dollars into securing 51 percent of the promised doses. | MPN— The world's wealthiest nations have already quietly bought up more than half of the potential future supply of the most promising COVID-19 vaccine doses, leaving little for anyone else. International charity Oxfam

Louis Proyect (2020-09-18). Nature, Science and Revolutionary Struggle. counterpunch.org Working my way through John Bellamy Foster's magisterial "The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology," it dawned on me that there was a gap in my knowledge. I knew that Marx and Engels were consumed with ecological problems, even though the word wasn't in their vocabulary. To a large extent, my awareness came from reading

_____ (2020-09-18). Changing The Washington Guard. popularresistance.org At the risk of counting chickens before they hatch, what would the return of Team Blue portend? | As is patently obvious, the US is in trouble. Climate driven heat waves and fires grip the nation. An already faltering economy with deep contradictions could only tank given the shock of the pandemic that has necessitated varying degrees of sequestering. In fact, the downturn had already started before COVID-19 hit. An already largely privatized healthcare system run for profit and a social ethic that rejects "socialized" public health measures could only have proven inadequate.

_____ (2020-09-18). A Cold War Power Play At The Inter-American Development Bank. popularresistance.org Having launched his presidential campaign by labeling migrants from south of the U.S.-Mexico border as "rapists and criminals," Latin America was perhaps one of the last places President Donald Trump expected to rely on as a source of steadfast friends. It thus comes as no surprise that in the new Cold War against China, Trump's tactics in recruiting allies in Latin America have been reminiscent of the many "caudillos" that have plagued the continent in the past. The politicized impeachment of Dilma Roussef, deposing of Evo Morales, and attempted invasion of Venezuela set the backdrop to U.S. efforts to bring Lat…

_____ (2020-09-18). New York: Protest At ICE Headquarters Over Forced Hysterectomies. popularresistance.org A security guard brandished her gun at demonstrators who forced their way into ICE headquarters in New York City to protest claims of 'mass hysterectomies' being performed on immigrant women. | The video of the female guard pointing the weapon at Abolish ICE protestors as they chanted inside the city's Jacob K Javits Federal Building in Manhattan was posted on social media. | The guard reportedly works for private security firm Paragon Systems, which provides protection for the building that also houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement and FBI offices.

Daniel Ellsberg (2020-09-18). U.S. Press Freedom Under Attack in WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Extradition Case. zcomm.org "Now the American press is staring right down the barrel at the use of the Espionage Act against American journalists and publishers for doing journalism."

Randall Hyman (2020-09-18). New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance in New Mexico. zcomm.org "They've always put a price tag on our forehead, and just expect us to be quiet"

Jesse Jackson (2020-09-18). Myths and Lies About Poverty in America. zcomm.org The recent decision to block action on a second rescue package is a decision to increase the number of Americans in poverty, the number of children who go hungry…

Juan Cole (2020-09-18). Trump doesn't Understand History any more than he Understands Epidemics. zcomm.org Professional historians have always been skeptical and the very tools of their profession are seditious, because history teaches us that things could have been different (contingency) and can still be different…

Democracy Now! (2020-09-18). "These Are Climate Fires": Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call. indybay.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."

David Giesen (2020-09-18). Saturday 9/19: Fundamental change of heart about eviction. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/92443585281?pwd=R0VWSXo4R3NMc1… | Meeting ID: 924 4358 5281 | Passcode: Wc7Sg9…

Staff (2020-09-18). As Fires Rage Across the West, Trump Bails Out Big Oil & Picks Climate Denier for Top Role at NOAA. democracynow.org As climate-fueled wildfires continue to ravage the West, the Trump administration has tapped a well-known climate change denier for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. University of Delaware professor David Legates has written papers calling for more fossil fuel emissions and has had his work supported by the Robert Mercer-funded Heartland Institute and Koch Industries, as well as major gas companies. He was recently hired as NOAA's deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction. We speak with David Goodrich, a former top climate scientist at the National…

Staff (2020-09-18). Headlines for September 18, 2020. democracynow.org White House Scuttled Plan to Mail 650 Million Face Masks to U.S. Households, NYC Schools Delay In-Person Classes Amid Staffing Shortages and Coronavirus Fears, CDC Watered Down Coronavirus Testing Guidelines Over Objections of Scientists, Trump Coronavirus Adviser Threatens to Sue Stanford Doctors over Criticism, WHO Warns of "Alarming" Coronavirus Transmission Rates Across Europe, U.S. Billionaires Added $845B to Net Worth Since March as Pandemic Exposed Racial Inequities, Court Halts "Drastic Operational Changes" at USPS, Warning of Widespread Disenfranchisement, Ex-Coronavirus Task Force Aide Endorses Biden, C…

Staff (2020-09-18). Trump Calls Howard Zinn's Work "Propaganda." Hear the Legendary Historian in His Own Words. democracynow.org This week President Trump described the work of the legendary historian Howard Zinn, who died in 2010, as "propaganda" meant to "make students ashamed of their own history." But Zinn believed the opposite, that teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda and unexamined received wisdom. We air excerpts from a 2009 interview with Zinn in which he explained his approach to education. "We should be honest with young people; we should not deceive them. We should be honest about the history of our country," Zinn said.

Staff (2020-09-18). Trump vs. Masks: Attacks on CDC, Doctors & Scientists Undermine a "Pillar of Pandemic Control" democracynow.org As the official United States death toll from COVID-19 approaches 200,000 people, we speak with infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi, who says President Trump's refusal to promote face masks has made the pandemic much worse. "Masks are a pillar of pandemic control. They are incredibly important," says Dr. Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as a division head at San Francisco General Hospital. "There is no country in the world right now that has been fighting masks like this, especially at the presidential level. If we could have started mask wearing, con…

The Canary (2020-09-18). Assange 'offered win-win deal by Trump to avoid extradition. thecanary.co The WikiLeaks founder's extradition hearing was told that Trump associates sought the source of leaks from the Democratic National Committee. | By | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was offered a "win-win" deal by Donald Trump to avoid extradition by revealing the source of the hacking of Democratic party emails, a court has heard. | Trump approval: | Barrister Jennifer Robinson said she was asked to attend the meeting by her client, Assange, with Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Trump associate Charles Johnson at the Ecuador…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-18). Ethiopia set to bring some migrants home as concern over Saudi camps mounts. middleeasteye.net Ethiopia set to bring some migrants home as concern over Saudi camps mounts | Reports say at least 16,000 migrants are being held in one camp within driving distance of the holy city of Mecca | Fri, 09/18/2020 – 09: 55 | Ethiopians are being held in camps, where people are dying of heatstroke, disease and suicide (AFP) | Ethiopia will repatriate nearly 2,000 migrants from Saudi Arabia in t…

Eve Ottenberg (2020-09-18). Surprise! Still No Economic Relief from Washington. counterpunch.org With tens of millions unemployed, inevitable eviction merely postponed for a few months and low-wage jobs and small businesses drying up like the Rio Grande south of Albuquerque, you'd think the federal government could negotiate some help for stranded Americans. Democrats had a bill ready back in May. But it just sat on Mitch McConnell's

Michael Donnelly (2020-09-18). George Atiyeh, Opal Creek Champion. counterpunch.org "George Atiyeh is the Hayduke of the Ancient Forests. If he went up with the forest he defended all his life, it's the way he would have chosen to go, like Harry Truman at Mt. St. Helens. But I have the sense he's out there somewhere, perhaps floating down the Santiam on a big fat

Staff (2020-09-18). Flint water crisis continues despite settlement. therealnews.com In late August, the state of Michigan offered a $600 million settlement to those affected. Activist Melissa Mays of the Flint advocacy group Water You Fighting For says that the settlement does not go far enough to compensate the residents of Flint.

Staff (2020-09-18). A cop watcher gave an interview to a Fox reporter, then it became evidence against him. therealnews.com The limits of the First Amendment are put to the test by veteran Eric Brandt, a cop watcher and member of the Occupy Denver Movement. PAR investigates how a FOX News affiliate may have worked on behalf of prosecutors charging Brandt.

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-18). Wise People Know That Winning a War Is No Better Than Losing One. mronline.org U.S. President Donald Trump and his 'war council'—led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—have amplified their aggression against China.

Don Fitz (2020-09-18). Medicare-for-All is a beginning, not the end point. mronline.org As a coup de grâce to the Bernie Sanders campaign Joe Biden declared that he would veto Medicare-for-All. This could drive a dedicated health care advocate to relentlessly pursue Med-4-All as a final goal.

Paul Street (2020-09-18). For Real Resistance: The Fascist Trump-Barr Regime Can't Simply Be Voted Out. counterpunch.org In applauding the extra-judicial paramilitary execution of the anti-fascist Michael Forest Reinoehl outside Olympia, Washington two weeks ago, Trump told Fatherland (FOX) News' neo-Nazi host Jeanine Pirro last Saturday that "there has to be retribution." The self-described Chosen One told Frau Pirro that "I put out, 'When are you going to go get him?' And the U.S. Marshals went in to get him.

CounterSpin (2020-09-18). Antonia Juhasz on the End of Oil. fair.org Media…

Eds. (2020-09-18). A progressive prosecutor faces off with Portland's aggressive police. mronline.org Portland's new district attorney said he wouldn't prosecute most protesters. Police kept arresting them anyway.

Nakiya Wakes (2020-09-18). What the Flint Water Crisis Meant for My Family. counterpunch.org In 2015, my life fell apart. The first signs of trouble came from my son Jaylon. He was five years old and, although he struggled with ADHD, perfectly healthy. But then he started acting out in ways he never had before. His school didn't know how to handle it, so they started suspending him. By

Brian Cloughley (2020-09-18). Be It Trump Or Biden, Iraq is Doomed. counterpunch.org 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."

Stan Cox (2020-09-18). Review of 'Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution' by Don Fitz. counterpunch.org Don Fitz's new book Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution was going to press at Monthly Review in early spring, as the pandemic was ramping up, so he had just barely enough time to slip in a postscript teasingly titled, "How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19."

Jean Bowdish (2020-09-18). 'Disability Visibility' — WW book review. workers.org Living under capitalism and acknowledging you are disabled changes many aspects of your life. It both restricts and expands your immediate universe. It changes how you see the world around you. The restrictions are created and imposed by capitalism. The expansion comes from becoming part of a community. "Disability Visibility: . . . |

Editor (2020-09-18). Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain! workers.org Workers World Party urgently endorses the call for solidarity with six anti-racist activists in Colorado who were arrested after leading mass mobilizations against the racist police murder of Elijah McClain. Four of those arrested are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the Denver area. We want to . . . |

John Laforge (2020-09-18). Germany: US Nuclear Weapons Shamed in Nationwide Debate. counterpunch.org We need a broad public debate … about the sense and nonsense of nuclear deterrence. —Rolf Mutzenich, German Social Democratic Party Leader Public criticism of the US nuclear weapons deployed in Germany bloomed into a vigorous nationwide debate this past spring and summer focused on the controversial scheme known diplomatically as "nuclear sharing" or "nuclear

Staff (2020-09-18). San Diego wildfire rages, just misses tribal areas and big cat sanctuary. therealnews.com The San Diego County fire was almost far worse, with a forecasted high wind day not coming to fruition. Now under control, the over 17,000-acre fire burned close to three tribal reservations and a big cat sanctuary.

John Davis (2020-09-18). "Law and Order" vs. "Empathy and Healing" counterpunch.org Americans citizens have considered, knowingly or not, the legacy of American history every four years since 1788. This election season, we have the choice of 'Law and Order'—conservatism as a morally bankrupt subservience to power, or 'Empathy and Healing'—a nostrum that offers compassionate listening rather than progressive change. Both represent attempts to shape society based on some idealized historical fiction rather than confronting the clear and present exigencies of past injustices.

Editor (2020-09-18). WWP statement: Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain! workers.org Workers World Party urgently endorses the call for solidarity with six anti-racist activists in Colorado who were arrested after leading mass mobilizations against the racist police murder of Elijah McClain. Four of those arrested are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the Denver area. We want to . . . |

_____ (2020-09-18). Brexit: Why Does Europe Continue to Speak English? strategic-culture.org The seemingly longest divorce proceedings in history continue as the United Kingdom is still struggling to ever so slowly wiggle its way out of the EU. The British are trying

_____ (2020-09-18). A DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip to Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets by 2021. strategic-culture.org The revolutionary breakthrough came to a Canadian scientist named Derek Rossi in 2010 purely by accident. The now-retired Harvard professor claimed in an interview with the National Post that he found a way to "reprogram" the molecules that carry the genetic instructions for cell development in the human body, not to mention all biological lifeforms.

A Guest Author (2020-09-18). Latin American ex-presidents stage 'rebellion on the farm' following IADB appointment. workers.org By Sergio Rodriguez Gelfenstein The web magazine lapluma.net published this article by its author, a Venezuelan analyst, on Sept. 3. The article refers to George Orwell's novel,"Animal Farm," which pro-imperialist intellectuals have used for reactionary purposes in the past. In this case the author highlights the role of Latin American . . . |

Gavin Lewis (2020-09-18). The participation of UK corporate media in Black deaths. mronline.org In the run up to the 2015 UK General Election, BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg interviewed Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and attacked him for his refusal to unequivocally support police shoot-to-kill policies. Corbyn's position was "I am not happy with a shoot to kill policy in general…. I think that is quite dangerous and I …

CP Editor (2020-09-18). Cornel West — The Historical Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois. counterpunch.org

Andrew Levine (2020-09-18). Democrats: Can't Live With 'Em, Can't Live Without 'Em. counterpunch.org Like HIV or COVID-19, the Democratic Party is likely to be with us for some time to come. The best we can hope for is that it becomes more manageable. This is already the case with HIV, and there is reason to think that, despite Donald Trump's depraved indifference, the worst and most debilitating ravages

Norman Solomon (2020-09-18). Trump's Climate Denial Gains Strength If We're in Denial About His Neo-Fascism. indybay.org The left could be crushed…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-18). Arctic Tensions Rise as Britain Leads Show of Force Against Russia in the Barents Sea. globalresearch.ca In the first such operation of its kind in 20 years, the British Navy were joined by American, Danish and Norwegian forces to supposedly demonstrate freedom of navigation against "Russian attempts" to control the Barents Sea in the Arctic, the …

Philip Giraldi (2020-09-18). New US Ambassador to Germany Attracts the Usual Enemies: Doug Macgregor Feels the Wrath of the Pro-Israeli Lobby. globalresearch.ca There is an old saying that allegedly came out of the French Revolution, that revolution, like the god Saturn, devours its own children. It was reportedly uttered by Georges Danton at the trial that preceded his execution and could be …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-18). Weekly for Six Months, US Unemployment Claims Exceeded One Million. globalresearch.ca The economic state of the US is worse than during the depths of the 1930s Great Depression. | Economic collapse grips the country. Tens of millions of working-age Americans are unemployed, most others way underemployed earning poverty wages. | The Economic Collapse …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-18). Novichok in Navalny's Water Bottle? globalresearch.ca Alice's "curiouser and curiouser" remark in Lewis Carroll's Adventures in Wonderland applies to dubious twists in the Navalny novichok poisoning hoax. | No evidence or motive links Russia to what happened to him. | Was the August 20 Tomsk, Russia incident made-in-the-USA?…

WSWS (2020-09-18). Democrats engineer removal of Green Party presidential candidates from Pennsylvania ballot. wsws.org The Pennsylvania Supreme Court kicked the Green Party off the November presidential ballot on Thursday on the basis of undemocratic procedural considerations.

news.un (2020-09-18). Leveraging youth to shape a better future, UN announces 17 Young Leaders for SDGs. news.un.org The United Nations, on Friday, recognized 17 young advocates for sustainable development, who are leading efforts to combat some of the world's most pressing challenges and inspiring the younger generation for a better future for all.

news.un (2020-09-18). New wave of famine could sweep the globe, overwhelming nations already weakened by years of conflict, warn UN officials. news.un.org The global hunger crisis caused by conflict — and now compounded by COVID-19 — is moving into a dangerous phase, the head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, stressing that without resources, a wave of famine could sweep the globe, overwhelming nations already weakened by years of instability.

Howie Hawkins (2020-09-18). Are Environmentalists Too Compromised to Fight for Real Solutions? counterpunch.org A group of aging environmentalists is out with an Open Letter telling people: Don't vote for the Green Party. As the aging environmentalist who is the Green Party candidate for president, let me respond. The role of the environmental movement should be to make its demands on every candidate, not make compromises to provide cover for a

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-18). CIA torture survivor testifies that cable leaks were crucial to securing redressal. peoplesdispatch.org Today's testimonies reinforced the defense's argument that the revelations made by Wikileaks has been in the interest of the public and often crucial to securing justice for US crimes…

WSWS (2020-09-18). Brazilian teachers call strikes against back-to-school drive. wsws.org Brazil's fascistic President Bolsonaro declared: "We are the country with the highest number of days of lockdown of schools. This is absurd."

Editor (2020-09-18). Jon Wiener: How Today's Uprisings Compare to the 1960s Rebellions. scheerpost.com Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play The 1960s live on in U.S. memory as an era of counterculture rebellions and the civil rights movement that changed the course of the nation's history. The mass uprisings that took place from coast to coast have been immortalized in myriad films and books, but these often focus on well known figures rather than the everyday Black and Chicano… |

Fight Back (2020-09-18). Latest unemployment insurance report shows economic crisis continues. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – The weekly report on Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims issued on Thursday, September 17 by the U.S. Department of Labor showed that the economy continues to struggle. Seasonally adjusted new claims for regular state unemployment insurance fell by 33,000 to 860,000 for the previous week ending September 12. This number is still about four times the weekly claims number in February, when the recession began. It is also above the high mark for claims before this recession, which dates back to October 1982. | Continuing claims, which measures the number of people receiving regular state unemployment i…

Colin Todhunter (2020-09-18). Neoliberal Death Knell for Indian Agriculture. asia-pacificresearch.com

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-18). "In US, those demanding justice are more criminalized than killer cops" peoplesdispatch.org Eugene Puryear looks at the arrests of Party of Socialism and Liberation activists in the context of the assault by the US establishment on protesters across the country, and calls it an attack on ideologies that resist the right-wing.

Fight Back (2020-09-18). Milwaukee frontline workers demand extended unemployment benefits, justice. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Frontline and essential workers will speak out about working conditions under the pandemic, the need for extended benefits, the fight for racial justice, and the urgency of defeating Trump. | The Milwaukee Area Labor Council's Young Workers Committee is hosting a rally on September 20 at 4 p.m. on 4th Street (Vel Phillips) and Michigan in downtown Milwaukee. | "Working people are struggling to get by while they wait for action from Trump and Congress as the pandemic drags on and nearly 200,000 people have died in the U.S. While we fight COVID, we are also fighting for racial justice, and aga…

Global Research News (2020-09-18). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Monica Pinn (2020-09-18). The Debate over 5G in Switzerland. globalresearch.ca The prospect of adverse However, …

Ryan McMaken (2020-09-18). Governments Will Impose New Lockdowns if They Think They Can Get Away with It. globalresearch.ca This year's stay-at-home orders and lockdowns imposed by governments on their populations represent a watershed moment in the history of the modern state. | Before March 2020, it is unlikely that many politicians—let alone many ordinary people—thought it would be feasible …

WSWS (2020-09-18). Historic US job losses continue with another 860,000 unemployment claims. wsws.org Over 61 million unemployment claims have been filed in the last 6 months, with the pandemic plunging the country into a protracted economic crisis not seen since the Great Depression.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-18). Persecution of minorities continues in Pakistan under blasphemy law. peoplesdispatch.org Pakistan's blasphemy laws are infamous for their harshness and for their misuse. Their controversial use against individuals on political grounds is also driving members of minority communities to leave the country…

Thomas Mountain (2020-09-18). Poisonous Gas Not Tear Gas. counterpunch.org For many decades governments around the world, especially in the USA, have fired tens of thousands of rounds of CS gas at their own people in an attempt to control "civil unrest". The media falsely labels CS gas as "tear gas" rather than calling it what it is, poisonous gas. The original tear gas was

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-18). US prepares to impose unilateral arms embargo against Iran after failing to garner support in the UN. peoplesdispatch.org The US is considering issuing an executive order within days which will threaten secondary sanctions against countries or firms buying or selling arms from and to Iran…

WSWS (2020-09-18). Myanmar sees major coronavirus outbreak after a month of zero cases. wsws.org The military-dominated government, fronted by Aung San Suu Kyi, is continuing its campaign of repression in the western state of Rakhine, under conditions of rapid COVID-19 transmission.

René Wadlow (2020-09-18). Truth and Nonviolence, Tolstoy and Gandhi: Light as Darkness Approached. globalresearch.ca "We possess a single infallible guide, the Universal Spirit that lives in men as a whole, and in each one of us, which makes us aspire to what we should aspire: it is the Spirit that commands the tree to …

Roger D. Harris (2020-09-18). Austerity at Home and Imperialism Abroad: What a Joe Biden Win Would Mean for America. mintpressnews.com If past performance is any indicator of future outcomes, a brief look at past Democratic presidencies offers insights into what a Biden win could mean for America and the world.

Mark Ashwill (2020-09-18). Balancing Solidarity & Individualism in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: a View from Vietnam. counterpunch.org A Vietnamese colleague recently asked me this timely and important question in the age of COVID-19 and beyond: Solidarity is sometimes called 'collectivism'. I want to see in my own daughters and our younger generation, in general, both the spirit of individualism (a strong sense of self), balanced with a spirit of solidarity/collectivism. From your

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-18). Swiss left groups intensify campaign for mandatory minimum wage in Geneva. peoplesdispatch.org The Geneva Trade Union Action Community and left parties launched a popular initiative earlier this year calling for a minimum wage of 23 Swiss francs (25.26 USD) an hour…

news.un (2020-09-18). Equal pay essential to build a world of dignity and justice for all, UN says, commemorating first International Equal Pay Day. news.un.org The United Nations is marking the first ever International Equal Pay Day, on Friday, drawing attention to the gender pay gap — the difference between what a woman earns compared to a man, for work of equal value — and the systemic inequalities it is rooted in.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-18). Party for Socialism and Liberation denounces arrests of anti-racist organizers in Denver. peoplesdispatch.org The party which has been at the forefront of the anti-racist protests since May denounced that the arrests are part of efforts to crack down on the Black Lives Matter movement…

WSWS (2020-09-18). Boston-area colleges and universities report COVID cases and outbreaks despite testing programs. wsws.org Colleges and universities across the Greater Boston area have made the reckless, profit-driven decision to reopen their campuses, endangering the lives of not only university students, faculty and staff, but area residents.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-18). French unions hit the streets against anti-worker policies. peoplesdispatch.org On September 17, trade unions in France, including the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) took to the streets of Paris against the anti-worker policies of the Macron government. They marched in opposition to the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the proposed pension reforms.

WSWS (2020-09-18). World Health Organization warns of "alarming" resurgence of COVID-19 in Europe. wsws.org With over 300,000 weekly infections, European authorities are now confirming more COVID-19 cases each week than they did prior to the lockdowns this spring.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-18). Top Trump administration official asks federal prosecutors to charge protesters with sedition. peoplesdispatch.org In a memo distributed among US attorneys, deputy attorney general Jeffrey Rosen asked prosecutors to consider applying the rarely used sedition charges on protesters accused of violence…

_____ (2020-09-18). U.S. Weighs Into Mediterranean Tensions With Weapons and Hypocrisy. strategic-culture.org Twice in the past week, the United States has clumsily weighed into mounting tensions in the East Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey. | First, Washington

_____ (2020-09-18). What Does WWII Have To Do With Military Spending. popularresistance.org "I'm going to perform a magic trick by reading your mind," I tell a class of students or an auditorium or video call full of people. I write something down. "Name a war that was justified," I say. Someone says "World War Two." I show them what I wrote: "WWII." Magic![i] | If I insist on additional answers, they're almost always wars even further in the past than WWII.[ii] If I ask why WWII is the answer, the response is virtually always "Hitler" or "Holocaust" or words to that effect. | This predictable exchange, in which I get to pretend to have magical powers, is part of a lecture or workshop that I typically b…

_____ (2020-09-18). Scheer Intelligence: How Today's Uprisings Compare To The 1960s Rebellions. popularresistance.org The 1960s live on in U.S. memory as an era of counterculture rebellions and the civil rights movement that changed the course of the nation's history. The mass uprisings that took place from coast to coast have been immortalized in myriad films and books, but these often focus on well known figures rather than the everyday Black and Chicano youths that fueled the movement. In their new book, Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the 1960s, renowned historians Mike Davis and Jon Wiener set out to capture the complete history of the city's revolutionary political scene by focusing on the working class Americans who are so…

_____ (2020-09-18). TUC Calls For Israel Sanctions To "End Apartheid" popularresistance.org The British Trades Union Congress has condemned Israel's annexation plan, calling it "another significant step in the creation of a system of apartheid" in the West Bank. | Passed on Tuesday, the motion is thought to be the first time the British trade union umbrella body has described Israeli policies as apartheid. | The TUC motion calls for the UK to "take firm and decisive measures, including sanctions" against Israel to stop annexation, end the occupation and respect the right of Palestinian refugees to return. | It also called for unions around the world to join the campaign "to stop annexation and end apart…

_____ (2020-09-18). Schools Reopen — And Teachers Fight For Their Lives… popularresistance.org As schools begin to reopen, within teacher unions around the country, teachers have been coming together to discuss the risks they're willing to take — both to protect public health in the short term, and to protect public education in the long run. | The starting place for the unions, noted Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, is that the push to reopen schools as if they could wish the pandemic away, whether it was coming from President Trump and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos or from Chicago's mayor Lori Lightfoot, "was wrong and dangerous."

_____ (2020-09-18). 'This Is What Voter Suppression Looks Like'. popularresistance.org Two tribes in South Dakota and a voting rights group are suing four state officials, accusing them of failing to offer adequate voter registration services. | The complaint says South Dakota "is depriving thousand of tribal members and other citizens of their federally guaranteed opportunities to register to vote and to change their voter registration addresses when these citizens interact with state agencies." | The Oglala Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Four Directions filed a federal court complaint on Wednesday.

_____ (2020-09-18). Wise People Know Winning A War Is No Better Than Losing One. popularresistance.org US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute in the 1990s has now escalated into the United States making an existential challenge against China. | The threat against China is made not for irrational reasons, but for perfectly rational ones, which are laid out below in our Red Alert no. 9 (also available as a separate download from our website). These have to do with the emergence of China as a major economic and technological power.

_____ (2020-09-18). On Roosevelt and Stalin: What Revisionist Historians Want Us to Forget. strategic-culture.org "Madman, thou errest. I say, there is no darkness but ignorance" | — William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night) | There is a very real attempt to rewrite history as we speak. A history that is at the root of what organises our world today, for it is understood that This attempt to rewrite history is of the most paramount significance because it is what is used today to shape who we regard as a "friend" and who we regard as a "foe." Thus wh…

Luis Arce (2020-09-18). Last November's Coup Was About Plundering Bolivia's Resources. zcomm.org Massive protests last month forced Bolivia's postcoup government to pledge that elections will take place on October 18…

Matthew Cunningham-Cook (2020-09-18). North Carolina Nurses Win Union in Landslide After Bitter Opposition. zcomm.org HCA Healthcare had brought in a phalanx of union-busting firms to intimidate nurses into voting no…

James Fallows (2020-09-18). The Media Learned Nothing From 2016. zcomm.org The press hasn't broken its most destructive habits when it comes to covering Donald Trump…

Zoe Mendelson (2020-09-18). Feminists Take Over Federal Building in Mexico City and Use Painting as a Weapon. zcomm.org In protest of femicide, the artists painted over portraits of all-male historical figures hanging in the National Human Rights Commission…

Various Contributors (2020-09-18). A 10-Point Pledge to Social, Racial and Economic Justice. zcomm.org We will move forward together and we will accept nothing but freedom. We will not take one step back, and we will bring a new day to our beloved country…

Alina Stamenova (2020-09-18). Why miners in Ukraine's longest city are holding an underground strike. zcomm.org Under a media blackout, mine workers in Ukraine are refusing to come up from their mines – for wages, better conditions and an end to poor management.

Dan Bacher (2020-09-18). Karuk Tribe Declares State of Emergency due to Deadly Slater Fire. indybay.org Happy Camp — The Karuk Tribe today declared a state of emergency in the wake of the deadly Slater Fire that has burned many homes of Karuk Tribe members in the Klamath River community of Happy Camp. | The Tribe passed a resolution authorizing the use of Department of Treasury CARES Act funding to "address the unbudgeted housing needs created by the devastating Slater Fire while adhering to COVID protocols," according to a press release from the Tribe. | "The resolution will be forwarded to President Trump and Governor Newsom asking the both to add Karuk Tribal lands and surrounding areas to the list of Cali…

ACLU Northern California (2020-09-18). Thursday 9/24: Virtual Speak Out: Tell UC Health System to Protect LGBTQ+ and Reproductive Healthcare. indybay.org Online…

Repost (2020-09-18). More Anti-Democratic Nonsense By KPFA LSB Board Majority & KPFA LSB Secretary Carol Wolfle. indybay.org The KPFA LSB board majority and their LSB secretary Carol Wolfley are working to prevent democratic participation in the LSB meetings. Their corporatist operation of the station local board is connected to their failure to do any evaluations of the manager Quincy McCoy or Program Director They have been rubber stamps to the unilateral of programs at KPFA and support by the station management.

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-09-18). Thursday 9/17: Saving Life On Earth: A Discussion on Environmental Success Stories & Strategies. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Labor Video Project (2020-09-18). IUOE39 Members Fight In Middle Of A Pandemic! SF Strike Rally For Striking Macy Workers. indybay.org Macy's is trying to weaken and force major concessions on IUOE Local 39 engineers. While giving their executives million dollar bonus they want to take away healthcare and force concessions on wages.

Zachary Conti (2020-09-18). White House Announces Puerto Rico Disaster Relief on Hurricane Anniversary. indybay.org The Federal Emergency Management Administration will award $13 billion in Puerto Rico disaster aid to rebuild the power grid and education facilities, announced the White House. The announcement comes near the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria slamming the island, taking 3000 lives and causing more than $100 billion in damage.

Oakland Privacy (2020-09-18). Wednesday 10/14: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-09-18). Monday 9/21: March Against Death, Lies, and Fascism, and for Humanity! indybay.org Rally 24th and Mission, San Francisco | March, with bodybags, to the Federal Building on 7th Street…

Revolutionary United Front (2020-09-18). Tuesday 9/29: Bi-Weekly Community Meeting On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

Sonali Kolhatkar, CounterPunch (2020-09-18). Fighting Fire With Fire: What Tribal People Know About Forest Ecosystems. indybay.org In more than 20 years of living in Southern California, I have never been in a potential fire evacuation zone—until now. The entire state is seemingly on fire with a record-breaking 2 million acres already burned this year alone, with months to go before the end of fire season. The situation is so dire that the state's fire officials are warning they "simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire."

Labor Video Project (2020-09-18). Profit Over Lives At JBS: Covid, OSHA and Life & Death With UFCW 7 President Kim Cordova. indybay.org Kim Cordova, president of UFCW 7 talks about the deaths of eight JBS meat plant workers in Greeley, Colorado from Covid-19. She discusses the failure of OSHA to protect the workers and why her union, the workers and community are protesting at the Denver OSHA office.

Berkeley #UNBOUND: Bay Area Book Festival (2020-09-18). Saturday 10/3: Politics, Race, and the State of Play in our Nation w/ W. Kamau Bell & Steve Kerr. indybay.org Online/virtual…

Demand Justice (2020-09-18). Monday 9/21: #SheWillRise Virtual Campaign Kickoff for a First Black Womxn Justice on SCOTUS. indybay.org Online…

Bay Area Book Festival (2020-09-18). Sunday 10/4: Berkeley #UNBOUND: Bay Area Book Festival Virtual Speakers Event. indybay.org Online…

Build Back Better (2020-09-18). Saturday 9/19: Build Back Better with Justice, Equality, Reform, Democracy, Truth… indybay.org San Mateo Community College, Upper Hillside Parking Lot…

Aging Services Collaborative (2020-09-18). Saturday 9/19: Caregivers Count 10th Annual Conference – Virtual Event (4 Part Series). indybay.org Zoom…

Branden Whittington (2020-09-18). How to Balance your Daily Expenses when Paycheck is behind? indybay.org The situation can become serious if a financial emergency arises where they need urgent money. This kind of a situation highlights the importance of balancing daily expenses to ensure that you don't run out of money.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-18). Iran, Pakistan review boosting coop. between border provinces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (MNA) — The Consul General of Iran in Pakistan's Quetta held talks with spokesman of the Government of Balochistan on the expasion of cultural, economic and social relations between the border provinces of the two countries.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-18). Vaping harm and COVID exit strategy: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-18). Vaping study and COVID exit strategy: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

The Canary (2020-09-18). Majority of schools have pupils isolating 'due to Covid-19 test access problems'. thecanary.co Nearly all schools have children out of class due to suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus, a union poll suggests. | By | More than four in five schools in England currently have children not in class because they cannot access a coronavirus (Covid-19) test, a survey suggests. | Time to "take charge": | The majority (94%) of schools have pupils who have had to stay at home due to suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus this term — and more than three in four (78%) have had staff who had to self-isolate, according to a po…

The Canary (2020-09-18). Joe Biden blasts Donald Trump's 'criminal' pandemic response. thecanary.co The Democratic presidential nominee held his first town hall on Thursday. | By | Joe Biden on Thursday went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of Covid-19, calling the president's downplaying of the pandemic "criminal". | "You've got to level with the American people — shoot from the shoulder. There's not been a time they've not been able to step up. The president should step down," the Democratic presidential nominee said to applause from a CNN drive-in town hall crowd in Moosic, outside his hometown of Scrant…

Fight Back (2020-09-18). UIC: Largest strike since start of the economic crisis. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The strike of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 and the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) shows no sign of ending. Starting when the INA, representing 1300 nurses walked out Saturday, September 12, the strike ballooned to 5300 on Monday, September 14, when Local 73 put down their brooms, keyboards and medical equipment to hit the picket lines. | Many people believe that the modern labor movement was born in a strike wave with the 1929 stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression. In fact, the first strikes during the d…

yenisafak (2020-09-18). Calhanoglu named MVP of 2019-2020 season at Milan. yenisafak.com Italy's Milan has named Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu their Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2019-2020 season.The Serie A side congratulated Calhanoglu on Twitter."You're our first Emirates MVP of the season," they said, using the name from the club's airline sponsorship deal.Calhanoglu, 26, scored 11 goals and made 9 assists in 38 games for Milan last season.

yenisafak (2020-09-18). Forrest Gump author dies in Alabama at age 77. yenisafak.com Winston Groom, author of the novel Forrest Gump, which was made into a Hollywood blockbuster and multiple Oscar winner, has died at age 77 in US state of Alabama."Saddened to learn that Alabama has lost one of our most gifted writers. While he will be remembered for creating Forrest Gump, Winston Groom was a talented journalist noted author of American history. Our hearts prayers are extended to his family," Alabama Governor Kay Ivey wrote on Twitter.Karin Wilson, the mayor of Fairhope, Alabama, wrote on Facebook that the south Alabama town has "lost an iconic author," adding that a local funeral home confirmed G…

yenisafak (2020-09-18). Israel goes back to virus lockdown amid 5,000 new cases. yenisafak.com Israel is set to return to a total coronavirus lockdown later Friday as infections are mounting across the nation.The lockdown will be effective as of 2 p.m. local time (1100GMT). Under the lockdown, people must remain 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) of home.Businesses except for food and medicine will be closed and no more than 10 people will be allowed indoors and 20 people most will be allowed to gather outdoors.Israel registered additional 5,238 cases from the coronavirus outbreak over the past 24 hours.In a statement, the Health Ministry said the country's tally rose to 176,933 confirmed cases, including 1,169 death…

yenisafak (2020-09-18). Oil prices up as OPEC pledges commitment to output cuts. yenisafak.com International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $43.75 per barrel at 0728 GMT for a 1.04% increase after closing Thursday at $43.30 a barrel.American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $41.45 a barrel at the same time for a 1.17% increase after ending the previous session at $40.97 per barrel.Oil prices spiked after the OPEC meeting on Thursday, which resulted in full commitment to the OPEC agreement and compensation mechanism.Tolga Uysal, an energy markets specialist and founding partner of Deriva Consulting, told Anadolu Agency of the determination of many OPEC countries to comply with the produc…

yenisafak (2020-09-18). Rally Turkey kicks off with shakedown stage in Mugla. yenisafak.com The shakedown stage of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in Turkey was completed.Rally Turkey started with the participation of 130 drivers from 19 countries.On the first day of the organization, drivers took 4.70 kilometers (2.9 miles) to test their cars in the shakedown stage in Turkey's southwestern Mugla province.Local and foreign spectators attended the shakedown stage to support the drivers and take some photos.The round five of this year's Rally Turkey will take place from Sept. 18-20.Due to restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, all stages, scheduled in the towns of…

yenisafak (2020-09-18). Libyan PM plans to step down by end of October. yenisafak.com Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced Wednesday that he intends to step down by the end of October."I declare my sincere desire to hand over my duties to the next executive authority no later than the end of October," Sarraj said while delivering a speech on state television."Hopefully, the dialogue committee will complete its work and choose a new presidential council and prime minister," he added. Touching on the inter-Libyan dialogue held in the coastal Moroccan city of Bouznika from Sept. 6-10 which brought the rival parties together in the Libyan crisis, Sarraj said "the latest talks have laid the…

yenisafak (2020-09-18). Trump official warns about law-breaking UK Brexit bill. yenisafak.com The US administration has waded into the growing controversy surrounding the British government's UK Internal Market bill, warning against creating a "hard border by accident" on the island of Ireland, the Financial Times reported on Friday.US President Donald Trump's special envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney told the FT in an interview: "Everyone assures me that no one is interested in seeing a hard border between the republic and Northern Ireland.""We appreciate that, we respect that and we agree with that. The one thing I keep trying to assure is on the front of everybody's mind is avoiding a border by a…

yenisafak (2020-09-18). Afghanistan, Tajikistan agree to enhance ties. yenisafak.com Afghanistan and Tajikistan, the former Soviet republic in Central Asia, have agreed to enhance security, political and cultural ties, said an official statement on Friday.During his trip to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, Afganistan's Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar met Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon, the Afghan Foreign Ministry said. It added the president of Tajikistan expressed support for the Afghan peace process and assured Kabul of Dushanbe's support.The two sides also discussed the implementation of infrastructure projects, trade and transit development, energy transfer and the fi…

yenisafak (2020-09-18). French President Macron adds fuel to fire in E.Med: DefMin. yenisafak.com French President Emmanuel Macron is adding fuel to the fire in the Eastern Mediterranean and making it harder to solve problems, said the Turkish defense minister on Friday.In an exclusive interview with Britain's Channel 4 News, Hulusi Akar said the French president is trying to take on the role of Napoleon who died two centuries ago but Macron is not strong enough for this.On NATO's meditation efforts, Akar said although Greece is reluctant and slowing down the solution of the Eastern Mediterranean issue with some preconditions, Turkey supports holding these meetings.In regard to the EU attitude to the issue, h…

yenisafak (2020-09-18). Almost 25,000 drug pills seized in Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish police seized almost 25,000 drug pills and nearly 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of marijuana in anti-narcotics operations, security sources said on Friday.In the central Aksaray province, police confiscated 23,000 drug pills and 79.7 kg of marijuana when they stopped a car as part of anti-narcotics effort, said the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Two suspects in the car were arrested and referred to a local court.The court later remanded the suspects over charges of using and trafficking drugs.Separately in the southern Hatay province, police stopped a suspected…

T.J. Coles (2020-09-18). From Nukes to Northern Ireland: Breaking International Law is as English as Afternoon Tea. counterpunch.org Referring to a major piece of Brexit legislation, British media and punditry issued burning condemnation of the ruling Tory government's Internal Market Bill, which the former Tory Party chair and current Northern Ireland Minister, Brandon Lewis, says will: "break international law in a very specific and limited way." THE BILL The Bill, now making its

Manlio Dinucci (2020-09-18). The Dark Side of 5G: Military Use. globalresearch.ca The September 12 demonstration "Stop 5G" in Rome rightly focuses on the possible electromagnetic consequences for health and environment, in particular on the decree that prevents mayors from regulating the installation of 5G antennas in the municipal area. | However, the …

Mitchell Plitnick (2020-09-18). Israel, the UAE, & Bahrain Didn't Sign Peace Deals, They're Military Alliances to Counter Iran. globalresearch.ca Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in Washington on Tuesday. Brokered by the Trump administration, these deals represent two of the most broadly popular developments for both Trump and Netanyahu in many …

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Richard Trumka (2020-09-18). Faith and Labor Movements Are Bridging Trump's Racial Divide With Hope and Love. thenation.com Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Richard Trumka Faith and Labor Movements Are Bridging Trump's Racial Divide With Hope and Love…

Robert Lipsyte (2020-09-18). American Athletes Can Decide This Year's Election. thenation.com American Athletes Can Decide This Year's Election…

Editor (2020-09-17). Denying Trump's Neo-Fascism Endangers Our Ailing Planet. scheerpost.com Wolfram Burner / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Norman Solomon Spiking temperatures, melting glaciers, rising seas, catastrophic hurricanes and unprecedented wildfires are clear signs of a climate emergency caused by humans. Denying the awful reality makes the situation worse. The same can be said of denial about the current momentum toward fascism under Donald Trump. Trump's right-wing base and leading… |

Julia Conley (2020-09-17). 'Ecological Disaster on Massive Scale': Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Migratory Birds in Southwest Linked to Wildfires, Climate Crisis. globalresearch.ca A combination of factors—all related to the climate crisis—is believed to be behind one of the largest mass bird die-off events in recent memory in the Southwest, according to biologists. | Scientists say thousands of dead migratory birds have been found …

Liz Kimbrough (2020-09-17). The View from Above: How Do We Know What's Really Burning in the Amazon? globalresearch.ca This year's Amazon fire season is one of the most serious ever, even though it's not attracting near the media attention as last year. More than one thousand major fires have already been

RT (2020-09-17). Princeton president's letter decrying 'racism' of institution BACKFIRES as Dept of Education announces investigation of university. rt.com The Department of Education has announced it will investigate Princeton University after President Christopher Eisgruber wrote a letter decrying his school's "racism" and the US's "anti-blackness." | A formal records request has been sent to the university to make sure they are not using racist practices and violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which says that no person "on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." | If found…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-09-17). Housing Activists Make Plans to Fight Looming Mass Evictions. globalresearch.ca A recent moratorium issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a window of relief to millions facing evictions due to payment arrears on their rents and mortgages. | Perhaps as an election ploy by the current …

WSWS (2020-09-17). Journalist Andrew Fowler: If Assange is extradited, the same can happen to any of us. wsws.org "The attempt by the State to control information is at the heart of the charges against Assange. Its physical manifestation is there every day in the court."

Craig Murray (2020-09-17). Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 10. globalresearch.ca The gloves were off on Tuesday as the US Government explicitly argued that all journalists are liable to prosecution under the Espionage Act (1917) for publishing classified information, citing

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-17). Assange's Seventh Day at the Old Bailey: Diligent Redactions and Avoiding Harm. dissidentvoice.org September 16. Central Criminal Court, London. Proceedings today at the Old Bailey regarding Julian Assange's extradition returned to journalistic practice, redaction of source names and that ongoing obsession with alleged harm arising from WikiLeaks releases. John Goetz of Der Spiegel added his bit for the defence, making an effort to set the record straight on …

Abdul Rahman (2020-09-17). WikiLeaks' Guantanamo files exposed inhumane American 'war on terror'. peoplesdispatch.org The documents published by Wikileaks in 2011 revealed how top US officials were directly involved in the torture and illegal detention of many innocents. This explains the US attempt to punish Julian Assange for revealing their failures…

_____ (2020-09-17). Assange Court Report September 16: Afternoon. popularresistance.org A famous Vietnam era whistleblower, 89-year-old Daniel Ellsberg, has told a court that he feels "a great identification," with both Julian Assange and his source Chelsea Manning, who, he said, "were willing to suffer the risk of imprisonment or even death to get information to the American public." | Ellsberg, a former US Marine officer who served with the US State Department in Vietnam during the war years, is best known for leaking a huge tranche of US government documents on the war to the New York Times in 1970, documents that showed that the government had been lying to the American people about the conflict…

_____ (2020-09-17). Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange. popularresistance.org Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is not like the Pentagon Papers because supposedly Assange was reckless with sensitive documents. | On the seventh day of an extradition trial against Assange, Ellsberg dismantled this false narrative and outlined for a British magistrate court why Assange would not receive a fair trial in the United States. | Assange is accused of 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act and one count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime…

Staff (2020-09-17). Daniel Ellsberg Warns U.S. Press Freedom Under Attack in WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Extradition Case. democracynow.org Legendary Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London could have far-reaching consequences for press freedoms. The WikiLeaks founder faces an ever-evolving array of espionage and hacking charges related to the release of diplomatic cables that revealed war crimes committed by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Assange faces almost certain conviction, if extradited, and 175 years in prison. "The American press has remained in kind of a state of denial for 40 years, really, since my case, that the Espionage Act has wording in it that could be aimed directly at…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-17). News Media Who Ignore The Assange Trial Are Admitting They Don't Care About Journalism. thealtworld.com The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article titled " It's actually a rather shocking smear piece for the SMH, who has been one of the better Australian publications at giving Assange a fair hearing over the years. The article's author Latika Bourke spends an inordinate amount of time waxing on about Assange's naughty "outburst" and how he was…

pip.hinman (2020-09-17). Julian Assange's treatment amounts to torture — it must end. greenleft.org.au

Manuella Libardi (2020-09-17). Amazon heroes who don't give up. zcomm.org The Guardians of the Forest, a group of indigenous Guajajara in the Brazilian state of Maranhà£o, struggle to defend their land from invaders and to guarantee their survival in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-17). Rich Nations Hoarding Potential Covid-19 Vaccine Doses, Warns Oxfam. commondreams.org "Governments will prolong this crisis in all of its human tragedy and economic damage if they allow pharmaceutical companies to protect their monopolies and profits." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-17). The 'Israeli'-Emirati Alliance: Geopolitical Impact on Africa. globalresearch.ca The misleadingly described "peace" deal between "Israel" and the UAE will enable the self-professed "Jewish State" to use the latter's military and civilian port infrastructure in the Gulf of Aden, thus challenging recent Turkish inroads in this part of the …

Tony Cartalucci (2020-09-17). UN Report on Venezuela "Abuses" Written by Investigators Who Never Visited Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The Western media is touting the results of a so-called "Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" conducted through the United Nations. | AFP in an

_____ (2020-09-17). New Simón Bolívar Institute For Peace And Solidarity Among Peoples. popularresistance.org The founding of the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples on September 6, 2020 marks a new political milestone. In the most difficult of circumstances, having to cope with not only the U.S. and Canadian sanctions but the pandemic as well, the Bolivarian Revolution has made this effort for the benefit of all who believe in its liberatory ideals across the planet. The goal of the Institute is to coordinate global solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people, and the solidarity of the South American nation toward struggles for social and economic justice of peoples thr…

Staff (2020-09-17). A Crisis Made in America: Yemen on Brink of Famine After U.S. Cuts Aid While Fueling War. democracynow.org The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the country. CNN's senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what is happening in Yemen is not a natural disaster but a "man-made catastrophe" directly tied to U.S. policies. Elbagir says, "Not only is the U.S. profiting from the war by selling weapons to the UAE and Saudi Arabia," but it is also ignoring the impact on civilians. We also feature he…

Staff (2020-09-17). After Fire Destroys Moria Refugee Camp in Greece, Demands Grow for Relocation, Not Another Camp. democracynow.org We get an update on the massive fire at the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, which has left 13,000 refugees and migrants from Afghanistan, African countries and Syria without access to shelter, food or sanitation. The fire has raised concerns about a coronavirus outbreak and comes as migrants protest their living conditions during the pandemic. Some of the asylum seekers — many of them women and children — are demanding they be allowed to leave the island of Lesbos, but the Greek government is refusing to relocate most people displaced by the fire to the mainland. "The calculation of the Greek go…

F. William Engdahl (2020-09-17). Twilight in the Desert for Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman? globalresearch.ca It appears as if Saudi de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is on a mission to destroy the world oil giant by one after the other ill-conceived economic decisions. Now, as MBS orders yet new desperation cuts in …

Chris Jones (2020-09-17). Hope and Fear: Refugees on Greece's Samos Island, September 2020. globalresearch.ca Roger came by the house yesterday evening. In his early 20s Roger is from Gaza. He's full of energy and ideas and has been like this since he arrived in Samos over a year ago. His days are full of …

Staff (2020-09-17). US Cuts Aid to Yemen While Fueling War and Famine. truthout.org The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the country. CNN's senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what is happening in Yemen is not a natural disaster but a "man-made catastrophe" directly tied to U.S. policies. Elbagir says, "Not only is the U.S. profiting from the war by selling weapons to t…

RT (2020-09-17). Suspect arrested in murder of 17-year-old staffer of GOP challenger to Ilhan Omar. rt.com A suspect was arrested on Thursday morning in connection with the murder of a teenage staffer for Lacy Johnson, the Republican challenger to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota). The shooting is not believed to be politically motivated. | The suspect was taken into custody after a high speed pursuit, according to the Minneapolis Police Department. Officers attempted to pull them over, but they fled, leading to the car chase which ended with the suspect crashing their vehicle. | The shooting occurred on Monday at a service station where the assailant approached two Johnson staffers, who were among a group of people. B…

Prof. Juan Cole (2020-09-17). Arctic Heat Wave: Block of Ice Twice as Big as Manhattan Breaks Off Greenland's Largest Ice Shelf, Goes into Ocean. globalresearch.ca A Danish scientists are speaking ominously of …

_____ (2020-09-17). Tribute To Kevin Zeese: Life And Loss In The Struggle For Liberation. popularresistance.org The pain of loss is immeasurable yet comrades across the globe have come to view it as an inevitable aspect of the fight for liberation. For the revolutionary, death is neither a secret nor a prophecy. The loss of life is as common as life itself for the oppressed and those who fight on the side of the oppressed. I didn't know Kevin Zeese as well as I would have liked beyond a podcast interview and the honor of sharing a room with him at anti-war conferences. However, what I do know is that his legacy is, and will continue to be, a profound contribution to the world we are trying to build.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-09-17). US Strategist and Senior Adviser to Trump Elected President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). globalresearch.ca The appointment of Mauricio Claver Carone (an American citizen) as president of the Inter-American Development Bank is generating many controversies across Latin America. For the first time in its more than 60 years of existence, the IDB will be chaired …

Marjorie Cohn (2020-09-17). Congressional Candidates and Voters Sue to Stop Trump's Sabotage of USPS. zcomm.org We must ensure that Trump's attacks on…

WSWS (2020-09-17). Wilmington's Lie: The 1898 white supremacist coup in North Carolina. wsws.org The racist massacre in Wilmington was a major turning point in the entrenchment of Jim Crow segregation throughout the South.

Medea Benjamin (2020-09-17). Gorgon Stare: A "persistent eye in the sky" may be coming to a City near you. mronline.org 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.

Medea Benjamin, Barry Summers (2020-09-17). A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" Coming to a City Near You? counterpunch.org "Gorgon Stare will be looking at a whole city, so there will be no way for the adversary to know what we're looking at, and we can see everything." That same persistent eye in the sky may soon be deployed over U.S. cities. At the time he made that comment about surveillance drones over Afghanistan,

_____ (2020-09-17). Nurse Alleges Forced Sterilizations, Medical Malpractice At Immigrant Detention Center. popularresistance.org A whistleblower complaint filed on behalf of a nurse who worked at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in southern Georgia until July alleges that a number of immigrant women detained there were subjected to sterilization through hysterectomies without their consent. | In the complaint, filed by the legal advocacy group Project South, the former nurse describes conditions at the center as akin to an "experimental concentration camp." | The complaint also details the refusal of the center's administrators to carry out COVID-19 testing or implement protective measures, putting detainees an…

The Canary (2020-09-17). Home Office accused of basing immigration policies on 'anecdote and prejudice'. thecanary.co The Public Accounts Committee said the Home Office has 'no idea' what its £400 million immigration enforcement annual spending achieves. | By | The Home Office has been accused of basing immigration policies on "anecdote, assumption and prejudice" instead of evidence, and having no idea of the effect they have on refugees. The department shows far too little concern over the damage caused by its failures on "both the illegal and legitimate migrant populations", according to a scathing review from the Public Accounts Committee. | "Wrec…

Miko Peled (2020-09-17). Why Arab Leaders Are Suddenly Groveling at the Chance to Normalize Ties with Israel. mintpressnews.com Arab leaders understand that relations with Israel provide access to US Empire and all that comes with it, including much desired US-made weapons and other perks such as security and economic cooperation.

MEE staff (2020-09-17). University of Toronto rescinds job offer to academic over Israel criticism. middleeasteye.net University of Toronto rescinds job offer to academic over Israel criticism | University denies Valentina Azarova had ever been officially hired; it did not address concerns that a judge and donor had reportedly objected to her hiring | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 16: 07 | Valentina Azarova, fellow at Manchester International Law Centre, worked to establish human-rights enforcement mechanisms globally and has consulted o…

Areeb Ullah (2020-09-17). 'Gut punch': MSF staff wounded by decision to accept Blackrock donation. middleeasteye.net 'Gut punch': MSF staff wounded by decision to accept Blackrock donation | Employees criticise Doctors Without Borders for taking funds from controversial firm that has invested in arms companies | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 15: 09 | MSF staffers said the Blackrock donation was an insult to staff who died in a US air strike in Kunduz (AFP) | When Doctors Without Borders (MSF) accepted a $500,000 donation from Blac…

Tim Libretti (2020-09-17). But 'What is the Economy, Stupid?'. peoplesworld.org Polling indicates that Americans still give Donald Trump an edge over Joe Biden when it comes to their faith in either candidate's ability to manage the economy. While it's true that, according to a late-August Reuters/Ipsos poll, Trump's approval rating on the economy has dipped 14% since March, putting him in negative territory with 47% …

Dominick Dellasala (2020-09-17). Logging Will Do Nothing to Help Us Out of This Mess. counterpunch.org As I write this, my hometown of Talent, Oregon is a disaster area, and I am in tears over the destruction of my neighborhood. Lives have been forever changed by this tragedy that could have been avoided with better planning. Our elected officials have neglected to take action on community safety, focusing mostly on backcountry

Staff (2020-09-17). Medical abuse allegations at ICE facility add to US history of forced sterilization. therealnews.com The imminent deportation of Pauline Binam, who alleges she was involuntarily sterilized in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year, was halted on Wednesday.

John Bachtell (2020-09-17). GOP election sabotage scheme using Wisconsin Green Party stalls. peoplesworld.org The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Sept. 14 against placing the Green Party on the 2020 election ballot. The decision vacated a hold the same court had put on sending ballots to municipalities and 1 million absentee ballots to voters last week. Under Wisconsin law, election officials must send more than a million requested mail-in ballots …

Amanda Yee (2020-09-17). Brooklyn supply drive honors legacy of community activists Donna & Nicholas Heyward, Sr. liberationnews.org Nicholas Heyward, Sr. became a vocal advocate against police brutality after NYPD officer Brian George shot and killed his 13-year old son, Nicholas Heyward, Jr. in 1994.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-17). Data confirms unequal coronavirus impact on households of color. peoplesworld.org A health care worker in Baltimore had to be quarantined for two weeks in an empty downtown hotel, says Lisa Cooper, a public health specialist at Johns Hopkins University there. She had been exposed to the coronavirus on the job, and she lived in a multigenerational household. "She had to be housed in the hotel …

MEE staff (2020-09-17). Israel likely to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE: Report. middleeasteye.net Israel likely to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE: Report | Both Israel and the UAE have denied reports that the sale of the fighter jets was part of their controversial normalisation deal | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 11: 57 | Israel's state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is expected to manufacture wings for F-35 aircraft intended for sale to the UAE, according to a newspaper report (AFP/file photo) | Israel wil…

Staff (2020-09-17). How the pandemic undermines low income workers. therealnews.com Corporations are using COVID-19 as an excuse to treat low-wage workers as disposable…

MEE correspondent (2020-09-17). Iranian press review: Execution of wrestler Navid Afkari sparks outrage. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Execution of wrestler Navid Afkari sparks outrage | Meanwhile, candidates bribed officials to facilitate vetting process in parliamentary elections and the education minister is under fire for excluding girls from a textbook image
| Thu, 09/17/2020 – 11: 30 | A woman holds a portrait of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari during a demonstration on the Dam Square in…

Subodh Varma (2020-09-17). Six months of pandemic: Why India lost the battle. peoplesdispatch.org A brief timeline of the Narendra Modi Government's action (and inaction) in India from the time World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a 'pandemic' on March 11…

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-17). Capitalism in free fall: Six straight months of record job losses. liberationnews.org For the 26th week in a row, the Department of Labor released weekly employment statistics showing massive job losses. Slightly over 1.5 million people filed for unemployment benefits over the last week — 860,000 through the traditional program and 659,000 through the newly-created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefit. Unemployment has exploded for six months straight as …

Thomas Knapp (2020-09-17). I Watched "Cuties" So You Wouldn't Have to (But You Should). counterpunch.org A brigade of pearl-clutching, virtue-signaling, cancel-culture keyboard warriors wants you to know that Cuties (Mignonnes — it's actually a French film) is a bad, bad movie that no one should watch and that Netflix should immediately remove from its lineup.

MEE and agencies (2020-09-17). Head of Libya's Tripoli government announces he wants to resign. middleeasteye.net Head of Libya's Tripoli government announces he wants to resign | Fayez al-Sarraj says he wants to quit by the end of October, citing progress by UN in a political solution to Libya's conflict | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 08: 22 | Despite Sarraj's defence of Tripoli, his government has since descended into political infighting (Reuters) | Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-S…

Shakeer Rahman — Brendan McQuade (2020-09-17). Police Bureaucracy and Abolition: Why Reforms Driven by Professionals will Renew State Oppression. counterpunch.org The demands are clear: defund and abolish police. As those calls grow, so will efforts by reformers to propose new rules and regulations that they say will "improve" and restore "legitimacy" to policing. These bureaucratic reforms reflect the failed thinking that built up the carceral state, and they will make policing harder to dismantle.

Kenneth Surin (2020-09-17). Could the Days of the Conventional Office Be Over? counterpunch.org The COVID-19 lockdown left many people the world over with no alternative but to work away from their offices, generating a rapid growth in working from home (WFH) as a result. This has produced radical, and some say irreversible, changes to work practices and their attendant locations, as well as the hitherto characteristic ways people had of travelling to work.

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-17). Senate Democrats want $350 billion to prepare for war with China. liberationnews.org Democrats in the Senate announced September 17 a massive spending bill aimed at stepping up U.S. hostility towards China to the tune of $350 billion. Introduced by leading imperialist war hawks Chuck Schumer and Bob Menendez, the legislation is intended to shore up U.S. dominance in strategic sectors of the world economy through huge government …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-17). Federal data: One of five workers claiming jobless benefits. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—One of every five U.S. workers—to be precise, 20.37%—are still seeking or claiming state and federal jobless benefits, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. Those 29,768,326 jobless workers getting aid included 13.28 million who got regular state aid, and 14.47 million who got federal pandemic unemployment assistance, as of the end of August, …

MEE staff (2020-09-17). US announces another round of Hezbollah-related sanctions. middleeasteye.net US announces another round of Hezbollah-related sanctions | New measures target two Lebanese companies and one official accused by Washington of being linked to Iran-backed group | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 16: 03 | Latest round of sanctions comes after US targeted former government minister allied with Hezbollah (Reuters/File photo) | The US government announced another round of sanctions on Lebanon-based entities, t…

Aniruddha Ghosal, Sheikh Saaliq (2020-09-17). Experts question right-wing government's low COVID-19 death toll claims in India. peoplesworld.org NEW DELHI (AP)—When Narayan Mitra died on July 16, a day after being admitted to the hospital for fever and breathing difficulties, his name never appeared on any of the official lists put out daily of those killed by the coronavirus. Test results later revealed that Mitra had indeed been infected with COVID-19, as had …

Liberation Staff (2020-09-17). Police operation arrests anti-racist organizers in Denver area. liberationnews.org Police agencies in the Denver area arrested anti-racist organizers in a coordinated assault today. Those arrested were the leaders to demand justice for Elijah McClain, who was brutally murdered by the Aurora Police Department. They are facing multiple felony charges and years in prison in an obvious frame-up aimed at stopping the movement for justice for Elijah McClain.

Eds. (2020-09-17). The strategic aspects of the Great AgroVenezuela Mission. mronline.org The Great AgroVenezuela Mission was born on January 25, 2011 under the leadership of President Hugo Chávez, and was launched from the Agricultural Social Property Unit "La Productora" in the municipality of Ospino in the state of Portuguesa, with the aim of promoting food security and sovereignty in the country.

MEE staff (2020-09-17). US considering 'appointing' Mohammed Dahlan as next Palestinian president: Friedman. middleeasteye.net US considering 'appointing' Mohammed Dahlan as next Palestinian president: Friedman | US ambassador to Israel also says freeze on West Bank annexation is temporary and Arab-Israeli conflict will be over within a year | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 10: 55 | David Friedman predicted that the normalisation deals marked the beginning of the end of the Arab-Israeli-conflict (AFP) | The United States is considering supporting…

MEE staff (2020-09-17). US lawmakers call on Trump administration to restore aid to Yemen. middleeasteye.net US lawmakers call on Trump administration to restore aid to Yemen | Citing coronavirus concerns, Democrats in both the House and Senate describe a dire need for aid in war-torn Yemen, where virus mortality rates remain around 25 percent | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 18: 40 | Hashem Mahmoud Atin, a ten-month-old displaced Yemeni child suffering from acute malnutrition and who is unable to reach a hospital for treatment,…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-17). UN experts call on Algerian authorities to release jailed journalist. middleeasteye.net UN experts call on Algerian authorities to release jailed journalist | Khaled Drareni was given two-year prison sentence for coverage of Algeria's year-long protest movement | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 16: 50 | Journalists rallied in Algiers in support of Khaled Drareni earlier this week (AFP) | Independent experts at the United Nations have called on Algerian authorities to release journalist Kha…

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Watching Sports While the World Spins Out of Control
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Confined and anxious because of the pandemic? Fearful for your home and having trouble breathing because of smoke from raging wildfires? Overwhelmed by high winds and floods because of Hurricane Sally? Afraid to go out because of violent altercations between police and Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrators? Worried that your partial employment checks will run…
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Changing the Washington Guard: What a Democratic Sweep in November Portends
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
At the risk of counting chickens before they hatch, what would the return of Team Blue portend? As is patently obvious, the US is in trouble. Climate driven heat waves and fires grip the nation. An already faltering economy with deep contradictions could only tank given the shock of the pandemic that has necessitated varying…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/18/changing-the…

Toxic wildfire smoke is another reason to wear your mask
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-18
Freak weather conditions such as heatwaves, hurricanes, and lightning that ignited the California fires are unprecedented and pose unique challenges, especially during the pandemic.
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PDF of September 17 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-09-18
Download the 12-page PDF. Philly encampment: 'Housing now!' ALSO: COVID: Is it genocide yet? 'Disability Visibility'; TPS workers' Journey for Justice; New poll tax on voting; Climate crisis fires; Editorial 9/11–pretext for war. Labor Defends Black Lives Work stoppage call; Athlete strikes inspire; 'Workers move the world'; Kenosha activist for . . . | Continue reading PDF of September 17 issue at Workers.org
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Misinformation Raging Like Wildfire
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
With large fires still raging around the West, we can all feel empathy for those who lost their homes and even entire communities and all of us suffering from the smoke. Still, there is a lot of smoke and mirrors about the blazes and their cause. The timber industry, Forest Service, and forestry schools are…
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Enough is Enough: It's Time for a Real Green New Deal
Megan K. Seibert, William E. Rees | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
With fires raging across the western United States — leaving in their wake human and wildlife death, upended lives, and what looks like apocalyptic Martian wastelands — renewed calls for a Green New Deal (GND) are intensifying. But with these renewed calls comes a renewed responsibility to speak honestly about our climate crisis and what…
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Changing the Washington Guard: What a Democratic Sweep in November Portends
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-18
At the risk of counting chickens before they hatch, what would the return of Team Blue portend? As is patently obvious, the US is in trouble. Climate driven heat waves and fires grip the nation. An already faltering economy with deep contradictions could only tank given the shock of the pandemic that has necessitated varying …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/changing-the-…

Assange's Eighth Day at the Old Bailey: Software Redactions, the Iraq Logs and the Extradition Act
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
The extradition trial of Julian Assange at the Old Bailey struck similar notes to the previous day's proceedings: the documentary work and practise of WikiLeaks, the method of redactions, and the legacy of exposing war crimes. In the afternoon, the …
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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 12
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
A less dramatic day, but marked by a brazen and persistent display of this US Government's insistence that it has the right to prosecute any journalist and publication, anywhere in the world, for publication of US classified information. This explicitly …
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Assange's Eighth Day at the Old Bailey: Software Redactions, the Iraq Logs and the Extradition Act
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-18
September 17. Central Criminal Court, London. The extradition trial of Julian Assange at the Old Bailey struck similar notes to the previous day's proceedings: the documentary work and practise of WikiLeaks, the method of redactions, and the legacy of exposing war crimes. In the afternoon, the legal teams returned to well combed themes: testimony on …
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Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange: At Extradition Trial, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Dismantles False Narrative
Kevin Gosztola | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is not like the Pentagon Papers because supposedly Assange was reckless …
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Assange on Trial: Diligent Redactions and Avoiding Harm
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Day Seven September 16. Central Criminal Court, London. Proceedings today at the Old Bailey regarding Julian Assange's extradition returned to journalistic practice, redaction of source names and that ongoing obsession with alleged harm arising from WikiLeaks releases. John Goetz of Der Spiegel added his bit for the defence, making an effort to set the record…
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2,000 Days Since It Began, the War in Yemen Is Poised To Turn Even More Deadly
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-18
For many in Yemen, there is little reason for optimism entering what feels like the third phase of the war against their country as Israel ostensibly enters the fray.
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According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-18
Oxfam studied five leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates currently under clinical trial and found that rich countries had pumped billions of dollars into securing 51 percent of the promised doses. | MPN– The world's wealthiest nations have already quietly bought up more than half of the potential future supply of the most promising COVID-19 vaccine doses, leaving little for anyone else. International charity Oxfam studied five leading COVID-19 vaccine can…
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According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-18
Oxfam studied five leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates currently under clinical trial and found that rich countries had pumped billions of dollars into securing 51 percent of the promised doses.
mintpressnews.com/oxfam-countries-hoardi…

All eyes on Wet'suwet'en
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-18
Suzanne Dhaliwal, in collaboration with Indigenous Climate Action, explains how the struggle to end Canada's colonial violence is continuing in the face of fossil fuel extractivism.
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Tale of two capitalisms
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-09-18
Marxian economists recognize, just like mainstream economists, that capitalism has radically transformed the world in recent decades, continuing and in some cases accelerating long-term trends.
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Changing The Washington Guard
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
At the risk of counting chickens before they hatch, what would the return of Team Blue portend? | As is patently obvious, the US is in trouble. Climate driven heat waves and fires grip the nation. An already faltering economy with deep contradictions could only tank given the shock of the pandemic that has necessitated varying degrees of sequestering. In fact, the downturn had already started before COVID-19 hit. An already largely privatized healthcare system run for profit and a social ethic that rejects "socialized" public health measures could only have proven inadequate.
popularresistance.org/changing-the-washi…

U.S. Press Freedom Under Attack in WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Extradition Case
Daniel Ellsberg | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
"Now the American press is staring right down the barrel at the use of the Espionage Act against American journalists and publishers for doing journalism."
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New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance in New Mexico
Randall Hyman | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
"They've always put a price tag on our forehead, and just expect us to be quiet"
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Myths and Lies About Poverty in America
Jesse Jackson | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
The recent decision to block action on a second rescue package is a decision to increase the number of Americans in poverty, the number of children who go hungry…
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Trump doesn't Understand History any more than he Understands Epidemics
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
Professional historians have always been skeptical and the very tools of their profession are seditious, because history teaches us that things could have been different (contingency) and can still be different…
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"These Are Climate Fires": Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call
Democracy Now! | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
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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The True Facts About the Oregon Fires, With a Video Proving It
Kevin Matthews, CounterPunch | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Okay, this flood of forest BS is pissing me off. Hear me: The national reporters helicoptering in have not got this right. NPR, Reveal tonight, etc., even the fine Pro Publica.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/17/1883671…

Saturday 9/19: Fundamental change of heart about eviction
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
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As Fires Rage Across the West, Trump Bails Out Big Oil & Picks Climate Denier for Top Role at NOAA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-18
As climate-fueled wildfires continue to ravage the West, the Trump administration has tapped a well-known climate change denier for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. University of Delaware professor David Legates has written papers calling for more fossil fuel emissions and has had his work supported by the Robert Mercer-funded Heartland Institute and Koch Industries, as well as major gas companies. He was recently hired as NOAA's deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction. We speak with David Goodrich, a former top climate scientist at the National…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/18/noaa_davi…

Trump vs. Masks: Attacks on CDC, Doctors & Scientists Undermine a "Pillar of Pandemic Control"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-18
As the official United States death toll from COVID-19 approaches 200,000 people, we speak with infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi, who says President Trump's refusal to promote face masks has made the pandemic much worse. "Masks are a pillar of pandemic control. They are incredibly important," says Dr. Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as a division head at San Francisco General Hospital. "There is no country in the world right now that has been fighting masks like this, especially at the presidential level. If we could have started mask wearing, con…
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Trump Calls Howard Zinn's Work "Propaganda." Hear the Legendary Historian in His Own Words
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-18
This week President Trump described the work of the legendary historian Howard Zinn, who died in 2010, as "propaganda" meant to "make students ashamed of their own history." But Zinn believed the opposite, that teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda and unexamined received wisdom. We air excerpts from a 2009 interview with Zinn in which he explained his approach to education. "We should be honest with young people; we should not deceive them. We should be honest about the history of our country," Zinn said.
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Assange 'offered win-win deal by Trump to avoid extradition
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-18
The WikiLeaks founder's extradition hearing was told that Trump associates sought the source of leaks from the Democratic National Committee. | By The Canary
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was offered a "win-win" deal by Donald Trump to avoid extradition by revealing the source of the hacking of Democratic party emails, a court has heard. | Trump approval: | Barrister Jennifer Robinson said she was asked to attend the meeting by her client, Assange, with Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Trump associate Charles Johnson at the Ecuador…
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Surprise! Still No Economic Relief from Washington
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
With tens of millions unemployed, inevitable eviction merely postponed for a few months and low-wage jobs and small businesses drying up like the Rio Grande south of Albuquerque, you'd think the federal government could negotiate some help for stranded Americans. Democrats had a bill ready back in May. But it just sat on Mitch McConnell's…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/18/surprise-sti…

Nature, Science and Revolutionary Struggle
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Working my way through John Bellamy Foster's magisterial "The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology," it dawned on me that there was a gap in my knowledge. I knew that Marx and Engels were consumed with ecological problems, even though the word wasn't in their vocabulary. To a large extent, my awareness came from reading…
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Nature, Science and Revolutionary Struggle
stclair | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Working my way through John Bellamy Foster's magisterial "The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology," it dawned on me that there was a gap in my knowledge. I knew that Marx and Engels were consumed with ecological problems, even though the word wasn't in their vocabulary. To a large extent, my awareness came from reading…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/18/nature-scien…

A Cold War Power Play At The Inter-American Development Bank
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
Having launched his presidential campaign by labeling migrants from south of the U.S.-Mexico border as "rapists and criminals," Latin America was perhaps one of the last places President Donald Trump expected to rely on as a source of steadfast friends. It thus comes as no surprise that in the new Cold War against China, Trump's tactics in recruiting allies in Latin America have been reminiscent of the many "caudillos" that have plagued the continent in the past. The politicized impeachment of Dilma Roussef, deposing of Evo Morales, and attempted invasion of Venezuela set the backdrop to U.S. efforts to bring Lat…
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New York: Protest At ICE Headquarters Over Forced Hysterectomies
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
A security guard brandished her gun at demonstrators who forced their way into ICE headquarters in New York City to protest claims of 'mass hysterectomies' being performed on immigrant women. | The video of the female guard pointing the weapon at Abolish ICE protestors as they chanted inside the city's Jacob K Javits Federal Building in Manhattan was posted on social media. | The guard reportedly works for private security firm Paragon Systems, which provides protection for the building that also houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement and FBI offices.
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Ethiopia set to bring some migrants home as concern over Saudi camps mounts
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-18
Ethiopia set to bring some migrants home as concern over Saudi camps mounts | Reports say at least 16,000 migrants are being held in one camp within driving distance of the holy city of Mecca | MEE and agencies | Fri, 09/18/2020 – 09: 55 | Ethiopians are being held in camps, where people are dying of heatstroke, disease and suicide (AFP) | Ethiopia will repatriate nearly 2,000 migrants from Saudi Arabia in t…
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Trump's Climate Denial Gains Strength If We're in Denial About His Neo-Fascism
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
The left could be crushed…
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Charter Against Bahrain-UAE-Israel Normalisation Deal Signed by One Million
Yasmina Allouche | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
Over one million people have signed an online charter against normalisation with Israel, according to an Emirati civil society group. | The launch of the Palestine Charter comes the same week as both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain officially signed …
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The 'Desaparecidos' of Palestine: Gantz Escalates Israel's War on the Dead
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
On September 2, the Israeli government approved a proposal that allows the military to indefinitely withhold the bodies of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli army. The proposal was made by the country's Defense Minister, Benny Gantz. Gantz is the main political rival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also serves the role…
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Arctic Tensions Rise as Britain Leads Show of Force Against Russia in the Barents Sea
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
In the first such operation of its kind in 20 years, the British Navy were joined by American, Danish and Norwegian forces to supposedly demonstrate freedom of navigation against "Russian attempts" to control the Barents Sea in the Arctic, the …
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For Real Resistance: The Fascist Trump-Barr Regime Can't Simply Be Voted Out
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
In applauding the extra-judicial paramilitary execution of the anti-fascist Michael Forest Reinoehl outside Olympia, Washington two weeks ago, Trump told Fatherland (FOX) News' neo-Nazi host Jeanine Pirro last Saturday that "there has to be retribution." The self-described Chosen One told Frau Pirro that…
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New US Ambassador to Germany Attracts the Usual Enemies: Doug Macgregor Feels the Wrath of the Pro-Israeli Lobby
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
There is an old saying that allegedly came out of the French Revolution, that revolution, like the god Saturn, devours its own children. It was reportedly uttered by Georges Danton at the trial that preceded his execution and could be …
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Weekly for Six Months, US Unemployment Claims Exceeded One Million
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
The economic state of the US is worse than during the depths of the 1930s Great Depression. | Economic collapse grips the country. Tens of millions of working-age Americans are unemployed, most others way underemployed earning poverty wages. | The Economic Collapse …
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Novichok in Navalny's Water Bottle?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
Alice's "curiouser and curiouser" remark in Lewis Carroll's Adventures in Wonderland applies to dubious twists in the Navalny novichok poisoning hoax. | No evidence or motive links Russia to what happened to him. | Was the August 20 Tomsk, Russia incident made-in-the-USA?…
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Democrats engineer removal of Green Party presidential candidates from Pennsylvania ballot
wsws.org | 2020-09-18
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court kicked the Green Party off the November presidential ballot on Thursday on the basis of undemocratic procedural considerations.
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Wise People Know That Winning a War Is No Better Than Losing One
Vijay Prashad | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-18
Liu Bolin (China), Guernica, 2016 Dedicated to Soni Prashad, 1929-2020, who spent her life looking for a better world. US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute in the 1990s has now escalated into …
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Wise People Know That Winning a War Is No Better Than Losing One
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-09-18
U.S. President Donald Trump and his 'war council'–led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo–have amplified their aggression against China.
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Truth and Nonviolence, Tolstoy and Gandhi: Light as Darkness Approached
René Wadlow | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
"We possess a single infallible guide, the Universal Spirit that lives in men as a whole, and in each one of us, which makes us aspire to what we should aspire: it is the Spirit that commands the tree to …
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Leveraging youth to shape a better future, UN announces 17 Young Leaders for SDGs
news.un.org | 2020-09-18
The United Nations, on Friday, recognized 17 young advocates for sustainable development, who are leading efforts to combat some of the world's most pressing challenges and inspiring the younger generation for a better future for all.
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World Health Organization warns of "alarming" resurgence of COVID-19 in Europe
wsws.org | 2020-09-18
With over 300,000 weekly infections, European authorities are now confirming more COVID-19 cases each week than they did prior to the lockdowns this spring.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/18/euro…

Are Environmentalists Too Compromised to Fight for Real Solutions?
Howie Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
A group of aging environmentalists is out with an Open Letter telling people: Don't vote for the Green Party. As the aging environmentalist who is the Green Party candidate for president, let me respond. The role of the environmental movement should be to make its demands on every candidate, not make compromises to provide cover for a…
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Antonia Juhasz on the End of Oil
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-09-18
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Myanmar sees major coronavirus outbreak after a month of zero cases
wsws.org | 2020-09-18
The military-dominated government, fronted by Aung San Suu Kyi, is continuing its campaign of repression in the western state of Rakhine, under conditions of rapid COVID-19 transmission.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/18/myan…

Poisonous Gas Not Tear Gas
Thomas Mountain | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
For many decades governments around the world, especially in the USA, have fired tens of thousands of rounds of CS gas at their own people in an attempt to control "civil unrest". The media falsely labels CS gas as "tear gas" rather than calling it what it is, poisonous gas. The original tear gas was…
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A progressive prosecutor faces off with Portland's aggressive police
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-18
Portland's new district attorney said he wouldn't prosecute most protesters. Police kept arresting them anyway.
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A cop watcher gave an interview to a Fox reporter, then it became evidence against him
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-18
The limits of the First Amendment are put to the test by veteran Eric Brandt, a cop watcher and member of the Occupy Denver Movement. PAR investigates how a FOX News affiliate may have worked on behalf of prosecutors charging Brandt.
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What the Flint Water Crisis Meant for My Family
Nakiya Wakes | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
In 2015, my life fell apart. The first signs of trouble came from my son Jaylon. He was five years old and, although he struggled with ADHD, perfectly healthy. But then he started acting out in ways he never had before. His school didn't know how to handle it, so they started suspending him. By…
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Milwaukee frontline workers demand extended unemployment benefits, justice
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-18
Milwaukee, WI – Frontline and essential workers will speak out about working conditions under the pandemic, the need for extended benefits, the fight for racial justice, and the urgency of defeating Trump. | The Milwaukee Area Labor Council's Young Workers Committee is hosting a rally on September 20 at 4 p.m. on 4th Street (Vel Phillips) and Michigan in downtown Milwaukee. | "Working people are struggling to get by while they wait for action from Trump and Congress as the pandemic drags on and nearly 200,000 people have died in the U.S. While we fight COVID, we are also fighting for racial justice, and aga…
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New wave of famine could sweep the globe, overwhelming nations already weakened by years of conflict, warn UN officials
news.un.org | 2020-09-18
The global hunger crisis caused by conflict — and now compounded by COVID-19 — is moving into a dangerous phase, the head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, stressing that without resources, a wave of famine could sweep the globe, overwhelming nations already weakened by years of instability.
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WWP statement: Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-09-18
Workers World Party urgently endorses the call for solidarity with six anti-racist activists in Colorado who were arrested after leading mass mobilizations against the racist police murder of Elijah McClain. Four of those arrested are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the Denver area. We want to . . . | Continue reading WWP statement: Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain! at Workers.org
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The Debate over 5G in Switzerland
Monica Pinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
The prospect of adverse effects of wireless radiation on the human body has sparked fears about 5G technology in Switzerland. | The country is at the forefront of the 5G rollout in Europe, installing over 2,000 antennas last year alone. | However, …
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Latest unemployment insurance report shows economic crisis continues
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-18
San José, CA – The weekly report on Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims issued on Thursday, September 17 by the U.S. Department of Labor showed that the economy continues to struggle. Seasonally adjusted new claims for regular state unemployment insurance fell by 33,000 to 860,000 for the previous week ending September 12. This number is still about four times the weekly claims number in February, when the recession began. It is also above the high mark for claims before this recession, which dates back to October 1982. | Continuing claims, which measures the number of people receiving regular state unemployment i…
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Balancing Solidarity & Individualism in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: a View from Vietnam
Mark Ashwill | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
A Vietnamese colleague recently asked me this timely and important question in the age of COVID-19 and beyond: Solidarity is sometimes called 'collectivism'. I want to see in my own daughters and our younger generation, in general, both the spirit of individualism (a strong sense of self), balanced with a spirit of solidarity/collectivism. From your…
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Governments Will Impose New Lockdowns if They Think They Can Get Away with It
Ryan McMaken | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
This year's stay-at-home orders and lockdowns imposed by governments on their populations represent a watershed moment in the history of the modern state. | Before March 2020, it is unlikely that many politicians–let alone many ordinary people–thought it would be feasible …
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CIA torture survivor testifies that cable leaks were crucial to securing redressal
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-18
Today's testimonies reinforced the defense's argument that the revelations made by Wikileaks has been in the interest of the public and often crucial to securing justice for US crimes…
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"Law and Order" vs. "Empathy and Healing"
John Davis | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Americans citizens have considered, knowingly or not, the legacy of American history every four years since 1788. This election season, we have the choice of 'Law and Order'–conservatism as a morally bankrupt subservience to power, or 'Empathy and Healing'–a nostrum that offers compassionate listening rather than progressive change. Both represent attempts to shape society based on some idealized historical fiction rather than confronting the clear and present exigencies of past injustices.
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George Atiyeh, Opal Creek Champion
Michael Donnelly | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
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US prepares to impose unilateral arms embargo against Iran after failing to garner support in the UN
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-18
The US is considering issuing an executive order within days which will threaten secondary sanctions against countries or firms buying or selling arms from and to Iran…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/18/us-prepar…

San Diego wildfire rages, just misses tribal areas and big cat sanctuary
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-18
The San Diego County fire was almost far worse, with a forecasted high wind day not coming to fruition. Now under control, the over 17,000-acre fire burned close to three tribal reservations and a big cat sanctuary.
therealnews.com/columns/san-diego-wildfi…

Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-09-18
Workers World Party urgently endorses the call for solidarity with six anti-racist activists in Colorado who were arrested after leading mass mobilizations against the racist police murder of Elijah McClain. Four of those arrested are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the Denver area. We want to . . . | Continue reading Stop repression of anti-racist organizers! Drop the charges! Justice for Elijah McClain! at Workers.org
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Historic US job losses continue with another 860,000 unemployment claims
wsws.org | 2020-09-18
Over 61 million unemployment claims have been filed in the last 6 months, with the pandemic plunging the country into a protracted economic crisis not seen since the Great Depression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/18/unem…

Neoliberal Death Knell for Indian Agriculture
Colin Todhunter | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-09-18
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Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
Ramor Ryan | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Review of The Anatomist's Tale by Tauno Biltsted (Lanternfish Press, 2020) I love that the lives of pirates of the golden age still matter, that we still covet their memory and recall their exploits. I love that a bunch of 17th century outlaws, clandestines and marginals continue to capture our imagination and fire our notions…
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Austerity at Home and Imperialism Abroad: What a Joe Biden Win Would Mean for America
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-18
If past performance is any indicator of future outcomes, a brief look at past Democratic presidencies offers insights into what a Biden win could mean for America and the world.
mintpressnews.com/austerity-wars-abroad-…

Review of 'Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution' by Don Fitz
Stan Cox | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Don Fitz's new book Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution was going to press at Monthly Review in early spring, as the pandemic was ramping up, so he had just barely enough time to slip in a postscript teasingly titled, "How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19."
counterpunch.org/2020/09/18/review-of-cu…

Swiss left groups intensify campaign for mandatory minimum wage in Geneva
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-18
The Geneva Trade Union Action Community and left parties launched a popular initiative earlier this year calling for a minimum wage of 23 Swiss francs (25.26 USD) an hour…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/18/swiss-lef…

French unions hit the streets against anti-worker policies
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-18
On September 17, trade unions in France, including the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) took to the streets of Paris against the anti-worker policies of the Macron government. They marched in opposition to the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the proposed pension reforms.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/18/french-un…

Be It Trump Or Biden, Iraq is Doomed
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
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."
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Top Trump administration official asks federal prosecutors to charge protesters with sedition
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-18
In a memo distributed among US attorneys, deputy attorney general Jeffrey Rosen asked prosecutors to consider applying the rarely used sedition charges on protesters accused of violence…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/18/top-trump…

Brazilian teachers call strikes against back-to-school drive
wsws.org | 2020-09-18
Brazil's fascistic President Bolsonaro declared: "We are the country with the highest number of days of lockdown of schools. This is absurd."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/18/braz…

'Disability Visibility' — WW book review
Jean Bowdish | workers.org | 2020-09-18
Living under capitalism and acknowledging you are disabled changes many aspects of your life. It both restricts and expands your immediate universe. It changes how you see the world around you. The restrictions are created and imposed by capitalism. The expansion comes from becoming part of a community. "Disability Visibility: . . . | Continue reading 'Disability Visibility' — WW book review at Workers.org
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Germany: US Nuclear Weapons Shamed in Nationwide Debate
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
We need a broad public debate … about the sense and nonsense of nuclear deterrence. –Rolf Mutzenich, German Social Democratic Party Leader Public criticism of the US nuclear weapons deployed in Germany bloomed into a vigorous nationwide debate this past spring and summer focused on the controversial scheme known diplomatically as "nuclear sharing" or…
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Jon Wiener: How Today's Uprisings Compare to the 1960s Rebellions
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-18
Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play The 1960s live on in U.S. memory as an era of counterculture rebellions and the civil rights movement that changed the course of the nation's history. The mass uprisings that took place from coast to coast have been immortalized in myriad films and books, but these often focus on well known figures rather than the everyday Black and Chicano… | Source…
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Boston-area colleges and universities report COVID cases and outbreaks despite testing programs
wsws.org | 2020-09-18
Colleges and universities across the Greater Boston area have made the reckless, profit-driven decision to reopen their campuses, endangering the lives of not only university students, faculty and staff, but area residents.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/18/mass…

Equal pay essential to build a world of dignity and justice for all, UN says, commemorating first International Equal Pay Day
news.un.org | 2020-09-18
The United Nations is marking the first ever International Equal Pay Day, on Friday, drawing attention to the gender pay gap — the difference between what a woman earns compared to a man, for work of equal value — and the systemic inequalities it is rooted in.
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Persecution of minorities continues in Pakistan under blasphemy law
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-18
Pakistan's blasphemy laws are infamous for their harshness and for their misuse. Their controversial use against individuals on political grounds is also driving members of minority communities to leave the country…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/18/persecuti…

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Party for Socialism and Liberation denounces arrests of anti-racist organizers in Denver
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-18
The party which has been at the forefront of the anti-racist protests since May denounced that the arrests are part of efforts to crack down on the Black Lives Matter movement…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/18/party-for…

"In US, those demanding justice are more criminalized than killer cops"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-18
Eugene Puryear looks at the arrests of Party of Socialism and Liberation activists in the context of the assault by the US establishment on protesters across the country, and calls it an attack on ideologies that resist the right-wing.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/18/in-us-tho…

TUC Calls For Israel Sanctions To "End Apartheid"
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
The British Trades Union Congress has condemned Israel's annexation plan, calling it "another significant step in the creation of a system of apartheid" in the West Bank. | Passed on Tuesday, the motion is thought to be the first time the British trade union umbrella body has described Israeli policies as apartheid. | The TUC motion calls for the UK to "take firm and decisive measures, including sanctions" against Israel to stop annexation, end the occupation and respect the right of Palestinian refugees to return. | It also called for unions around the world to join the campaign "to stop annexation and end apart…
popularresistance.org/tuc-calls-for-isra…

On Roosevelt and Stalin: What Revisionist Historians Want Us to Forget
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-18
"Madman, thou errest. I say, there is no darkness but ignorance" | — William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night) | There is a very real attempt to rewrite history as we speak. A history that is at the root of what organises our world today, for it is understood that who controls the past, will have control over our present and our future. | This attempt to rewrite history is of the most paramount significance because it is what is used today to shape who we regard as a "friend" and who we regard as a "foe." Thus wh…
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A DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip to Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets by 2021
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-18
The revolutionary breakthrough came to a Canadian scientist named Derek Rossi in 2010 purely by accident. The now-retired Harvard professor claimed in an interview with the National Post that he found a way to "reprogram" the molecules that carry the genetic instructions for cell development in the human body, not to mention all biological lifeforms.
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Scheer Intelligence: How Today's Uprisings Compare To The 1960s Rebellions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
The 1960s live on in U.S. memory as an era of counterculture rebellions and the civil rights movement that changed the course of the nation's history. The mass uprisings that took place from coast to coast have been immortalized in myriad films and books, but these often focus on well known figures rather than the everyday Black and Chicano youths that fueled the movement. In their new book, Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the 1960s, renowned historians Mike Davis and Jon Wiener set out to capture the complete history of the city's revolutionary political scene by focusing on the working class Americans who are so…
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Brexit: Why Does Europe Continue to Speak English?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-18
The seemingly longest divorce proceedings in history continue as the United Kingdom is still struggling to ever so slowly wiggle its way out of the EU. The British are trying to work out a post Union trade deal that will work out for their best interests and is hammering home the threat of abandoning negotiations and bailing without any agreement if they don't get what they want in time. Perhaps, at one point the threat of London abruptly leaving would have had more weight than after years of watching the British "kind of" slowly leaving the EU pa…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/18/br…

U.S. Weighs Into Mediterranean Tensions With Weapons and Hypocrisy
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-18
Twice in the past week, the United States has clumsily weighed into mounting tensions in the East Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey. | First, Washington announced last weekend the opening of a maritime security base on the island state of Cyprus, which is allied with Greece. Then the U.S. followed up by formally clearing the way to send weapons to Cyprus, ending a 33-year arms embargo. Washington claims the arms are "
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'This Is What Voter Suppression Looks Like'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
Two tribes in South Dakota and a voting rights group are suing four state officials, accusing them of failing to offer adequate voter registration services. | The complaint says South Dakota "is depriving thousand of tribal members and other citizens of their federally guaranteed opportunities to register to vote and to change their voter registration addresses when these citizens interact with state agencies." | The Oglala Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Four Directions filed a federal court complaint on Wednesday.
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Will A Biden Foreign Policy Make A Difference For The World?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
The "left" rationalization for collaborating with the neoliberal wing of the Democrat Party is premised on the argument that a win for the national Democrat candidate translates into better possible policy outcomes for the "people" and nation. More importantly though, they assert, Trump's defeat will alter the rightist trajectory of U.S. politics away from what they refer to as Trump's neofascist inclinations. | I will not attempt to address this argument here. I have dealt with this cartoonish and idealistic conception of fascism in other places.
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What Does WWII Have To Do With Military Spending
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
"I'm going to perform a magic trick by reading your mind," I tell a class of students or an auditorium or video call full of people. I write something down. "Name a war that was justified," I say. Someone says "World War Two." I show them what I wrote: "WWII." Magic![i] | If I insist on additional answers, they're almost always wars even further in the past than WWII.[ii] If I ask why WWII is the answer, the response is virtually always "Hitler" or "Holocaust" or words to that effect. | This predictable exchange, in which I get to pretend to have magical powers, is part of a lecture or workshop that I typically b…
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Schools Reopen — And Teachers Fight For Their Lives
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
As schools begin to reopen, within teacher unions around the country, teachers have been coming together to discuss the risks they're willing to take — both to protect public health in the short term, and to protect public education in the long run. | The starting place for the unions, noted Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, is that the push to reopen schools as if they could wish the pandemic away, whether it was coming from President Trump and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos or from Chicago's mayor Lori Lightfoot, "was wrong and dangerous."
popularresistance.org/schools-reopen-and…

Wise People Know Winning A War Is No Better Than Losing One
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-18
US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute in the 1990s has now escalated into the United States making an existential challenge against China. | The threat against China is made not for irrational reasons, but for perfectly rational ones, which are laid out below in our Red Alert no. 9 (also available as a separate download from our website). These have to do with the emergence of China as a major economic and technological power.
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Hong Kong in Revolt
Au Loong-Yu | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
Interview on the development of the protest movement in his place of birth over the past two decades, setting them within the context of broader political trends in mainland China and beyond…
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A 10-Point Pledge to Social, Racial and Economic Justice
Various Contributors | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
We will move forward together and we will accept nothing but freedom. We will not take one step back, and we will bring a new day to our beloved country…
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Why miners in Ukraine's longest city are holding an underground strike
Alina Stamenova | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
Under a media blackout, mine workers in Ukraine are refusing to come up from their mines – for wages, better conditions and an end to poor management.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-miners-in-ukra…

Feminists Take Over Federal Building in Mexico City and Use Painting as a Weapon
Zoe Mendelson | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
In protest of femicide, the artists painted over portraits of all-male historical figures hanging in the National Human Rights Commission…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/feminists-take-ove…

Last November's Coup Was About Plundering Bolivia's Resources
Luis Arce | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
Massive protests last month forced Bolivia's postcoup government to pledge that elections will take place on October 18…
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The Media Learned Nothing From 2016
James Fallows | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
The press hasn't broken its most destructive habits when it comes to covering Donald Trump…
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North Carolina Nurses Win Union in Landslide After Bitter Opposition
Matthew Cunningham-Cook | zcomm.org | 2020-09-18
HCA Healthcare had brought in a phalanx of union-busting firms to intimidate nurses into voting no…
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Thursday 9/24: Virtual Speak Out: Tell UC Health System to Protect LGBTQ+ and Reproductive Healthcare
ACLU Northern California | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Online…
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Profit Over Lives At JBS: Covid, OSHA and Life & Death With UFCW 7 President Kim Cordova
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Kim Cordova, president of UFCW 7 talks about the deaths of eight JBS meat plant workers in Greeley, Colorado from Covid-19. She discusses the failure of OSHA to protect the workers and why her union, the workers and community are protesting at the Denver OSHA office.
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Wednesday 10/14: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State
Oakland Privacy | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.
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IUOE39 Members Fight In Middle Of A Pandemic! SF Strike Rally For Striking Macy Workers
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Macy's is trying to weaken and force major concessions on IUOE Local 39 engineers. While giving their executives million dollar bonus they want to take away healthcare and force concessions on wages.
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Karuk Tribe Declares State of Emergency due to Deadly Slater Fire
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Happy Camp — The Karuk Tribe today declared a state of emergency in the wake of the deadly Slater Fire that has burned many homes of Karuk Tribe members in the Klamath River community of Happy Camp. | The Tribe passed a resolution authorizing the use of Department of Treasury CARES Act funding to "address the unbudgeted housing needs created by the devastating Slater Fire while adhering to COVID protocols," according to a press release from the Tribe. | "The resolution will be forwarded to President Trump and Governor Newsom asking the both to add Karuk Tribal lands and surrounding areas to the list of Cali…
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Thursday 9/17: Saving Life On Earth: A Discussion on Environmental Success Stories & Strategies
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Online via Zoom…
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Monday 9/21: #SheWillRise Virtual Campaign Kickoff for a First Black Womxn Justice on SCOTUS
Demand Justice | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Online…
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Saturday 9/19: Build Back Better with Justice, Equality, Reform, Democracy, Truth
Build Back Better | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
San Mateo Community College, Upper Hillside Parking Lot…
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Saturday 10/3: Politics, Race, and the State of Play in our Nation w/ W. Kamau Bell & Steve Kerr
Berkeley #UNBOUND: Bay Area Book Festival | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Online/virtual…
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Tuesday 9/29: Bi-Weekly Community Meeting On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
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How to Balance your Daily Expenses when Paycheck is behind?
Branden Whittington | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
The situation can become serious if a financial emergency arises where they need urgent money. This kind of a situation highlights the importance of balancing daily expenses to ensure that you don't run out of money.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/18/1883671…

More Anti-Democratic Nonsense By KPFA LSB Board Majority & KPFA LSB Secretary Carol Wolfle
Repost | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
The KPFA LSB board majority and their LSB secretary Carol Wolfley are working to prevent democratic participation in the LSB meetings. Their corporatist operation of the station local board is connected to their failure to do any evaluations of the manager Quincy McCoy or Program Director They have been rubber stamps to the unilateral of programs at KPFA and support by the station management.
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White House Announces Puerto Rico Disaster Relief on Hurricane Anniversary
Jubilee USA Network | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
The Federal Emergency Management Administration will award $13 billion in Puerto Rico disaster aid to rebuild the power grid and education facilities, announced the White House.
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Saturday 9/19: Caregivers Count 10th Annual Conference – Virtual Event (4 Part Series)
Aging Services Collaborative | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Zoom…
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Fighting Fire With Fire: What Tribal People Know About Forest Ecosystems
Sonali Kolhatkar, CounterPunch | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
In more than 20 years of living in Southern California, I have never been in a potential fire evacuation zone–until now. The entire state is seemingly on fire with a record-breaking 2 million acres already burned this year alone, with months to go before the end of fire season. The situation is so dire that the state's fire officials are warning they "simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire."
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Monday 9/21: March Against Death, Lies, and Fascism, and for Humanity!
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
Rally 24th and Mission, San Francisco | March, with bodybags, to the Federal Building on 7th Street…
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White House Announces Puerto Rico Disaster Relief on Hurricane Anniversary
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2020-09-18
The Federal Emergency Management Administration will award $13 billion in Puerto Rico disaster aid to rebuild the power grid and education facilities, announced the White House. The announcement comes near the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria slamming the island, taking 3000 lives and causing more than $100 billion in damage.
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Iran, Pakistan review boosting coop. between border provinces
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-09-18
TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (MNA) — The Consul General of Iran in Pakistan's Quetta held talks with spokesman of the Government of Balochistan on the expasion of cultural, economic and social relations between the border provinces of the two countries.
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Vaping study and COVID exit strategy: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-18
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204573/vaping-study-covid-exit-strategy-news

Vaping harm and COVID exit strategy: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-18
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204573/vaping-harm-covid-exit-strategy-news

Majority of schools have pupils isolating 'due to Covid-19 test access problems'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-18
Nearly all schools have children out of class due to suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus, a union poll suggests. | By The Canary
More than four in five schools in England currently have children not in class because they cannot access a coronavirus (Covid-19) test, a survey suggests. | Time to "take charge": | The majority (94%) of schools have pupils who have had to stay at home due to suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus this term — and more than three in four (78%) have had staff who had to self-isolate, according to a po…
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Joe Biden blasts Donald Trump's 'criminal' pandemic response
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-18
The Democratic presidential nominee held his first town hall on Thursday. | By The Canary
Joe Biden on Thursday went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of Covid-19, calling the president's downplaying of the pandemic "criminal". | "You've got to level with the American people — shoot from the shoulder. There's not been a time they've not been able to step up. The president should step down," the Democratic presidential nominee said to applause from a CNN drive-in town hall crowd in Moosic, outside his hometown of Scrant…
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UIC: Largest strike since start of the economic crisis
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-18
Chicago, IL – The strike of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 and the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) shows no sign of ending. Starting when the INA, representing 1300 nurses walked out Saturday, September 12, the strike ballooned to 5300 on Monday, September 14, when Local 73 put down their brooms, keyboards and medical equipment to hit the picket lines. | Many people believe that the modern labor movement was born in a strike wave with the 1929 stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression. In fact, the first strikes during the d…
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UIC: Largest strike since start of the economic crisis
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-18
Chicago, IL – The strike of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 and the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) shows no sign of ending. Starting when the INA, representing 1300 nurses walked out Saturday, September 12, the strike ballooned to 5300 on Monday, September 14, when Local 73 put down their brooms, keyboards and medical equipment to hit the picket lines. | Many people believe that the modern labor movement was born in a strike wave with the 1929 stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression. In fact, the first strikes during the d…
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French President Macron adds fuel to fire in E.Med: DefMin
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-18
French President Emmanuel Macron is adding fuel to the fire in the Eastern Mediterranean and making it harder to solve problems, said the Turkish defense minister on Friday.In an exclusive interview with Britain's Channel 4 News, Hulusi Akar said the French president is trying to take on the role of Napoleon who died two centuries ago but Macron is not strong enough for this.On NATO's meditation efforts, Akar said although Greece is reluctant and slowing down the solution of the Eastern Mediterranean issue with some preconditions, Turkey supports holding these meetings.In regard to the EU attitude to the issue, h…
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Forrest Gump author dies in Alabama at age 77
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-18
Winston Groom, author of the novel Forrest Gump, which was made into a Hollywood blockbuster and multiple Oscar winner, has died at age 77 in US state of Alabama."Saddened to learn that Alabama has lost one of our most gifted writers. While he will be remembered for creating Forrest Gump, Winston Groom was a talented journalist noted author of American history. Our hearts prayers are extended to his family," Alabama Governor Kay Ivey wrote on Twitter.Karin Wilson, the mayor of Fairhope, Alabama, wrote on Facebook that the south Alabama town has "lost an iconic author," adding that a local funeral home confirmed G…
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Calhanoglu named MVP of 2019-2020 season at Milan
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-18
Italy's Milan has named Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu their Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2019-2020 season.The Serie A side congratulated Calhanoglu on Twitter."You're our first Emirates MVP of the season," they said, using the name from the club's airline sponsorship deal.Calhanoglu, 26, scored 11 goals and made 9 assists in 38 games for Milan last season.
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Libyan PM plans to step down by end of October
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-18
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced Wednesday that he intends to step down by the end of October."I declare my sincere desire to hand over my duties to the next executive authority no later than the end of October," Sarraj said while delivering a speech on state television."Hopefully, the dialogue committee will complete its work and choose a new presidential council and prime minister," he added. Touching on the inter-Libyan dialogue held in the coastal Moroccan city of Bouznika from Sept. 6-10 which brought the rival parties together in the Libyan crisis, Sarraj said "the latest talks have laid the…
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Israel goes back to virus lockdown amid 5,000 new cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-18
Israel is set to return to a total coronavirus lockdown later Friday as infections are mounting across the nation.The lockdown will be effective as of 2 p.m. local time (1100GMT). Under the lockdown, people must remain 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) of home.Businesses except for food and medicine will be closed and no more than 10 people will be allowed indoors and 20 people most will be allowed to gather outdoors.Israel registered additional 5,238 cases from the coronavirus outbreak over the past 24 hours.In a statement, the Health Ministry said the country's tally rose to 176,933 confirmed cases, including 1,169 death…
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Trump official warns about law-breaking UK Brexit bill
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-18
The US administration has waded into the growing controversy surrounding the British government's UK Internal Market bill, warning against creating a "hard border by accident" on the island of Ireland, the Financial Times reported on Friday.US President Donald Trump's special envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney told the FT in an interview: "Everyone assures me that no one is interested in seeing a hard border between the republic and Northern Ireland.""We appreciate that, we respect that and we agree with that. The one thing I keep trying to assure is on the front of everybody's mind is avoiding a border by a…
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Rally Turkey kicks off with shakedown stage in Mugla
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-18
The shakedown stage of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in Turkey was completed.Rally Turkey started with the participation of 130 drivers from 19 countries.On the first day of the organization, drivers took 4.70 kilometers (2.9 miles) to test their cars in the shakedown stage in Turkey's southwestern Mugla province.Local and foreign spectators attended the shakedown stage to support the drivers and take some photos.The round five of this year's Rally Turkey will take place from Sept. 18-20.Due to restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, all stages, scheduled in the towns of…
yenisafak.com/en/sports/rally-turkey-kic…

Afghanistan, Tajikistan agree to enhance ties
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-18
Afghanistan and Tajikistan, the former Soviet republic in Central Asia, have agreed to enhance security, political and cultural ties, said an official statement on Friday.During his trip to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, Afganistan's Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar met Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon, the Afghan Foreign Ministry said. It added the president of Tajikistan expressed support for the Afghan peace process and assured Kabul of Dushanbe's support.The two sides also discussed the implementation of infrastructure projects, trade and transit development, energy transfer and the fi…
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Almost 25,000 drug pills seized in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-18
Turkish police seized almost 25,000 drug pills and nearly 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of marijuana in anti-narcotics operations, security sources said on Friday.In the central Aksaray province, police confiscated 23,000 drug pills and 79.7 kg of marijuana when they stopped a car as part of anti-narcotics effort, said the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Two suspects in the car were arrested and referred to a local court.The court later remanded the suspects over charges of using and trafficking drugs.Separately in the southern Hatay province, police stopped a suspected…
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Oil prices up as OPEC pledges commitment to output cuts
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-18
International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $43.75 per barrel at 0728 GMT for a 1.04% increase after closing Thursday at $43.30 a barrel.American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $41.45 a barrel at the same time for a 1.17% increase after ending the previous session at $40.97 per barrel.Oil prices spiked after the OPEC meeting on Thursday, which resulted in full commitment to the OPEC agreement and compensation mechanism.Tolga Uysal, an energy markets specialist and founding partner of Deriva Consulting, told Anadolu Agency of the determination of many OPEC countries to comply with the produc…
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The participation of UK corporate media in Black deaths
Gavin Lewis | mronline.org | 2020-09-18
In the run up to the 2015 UK General Election, BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg interviewed Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and attacked him for his refusal to unequivocally support police shoot-to-kill policies. Corbyn's position was "I am not happy with a shoot to kill policy in general…. I think that is quite dangerous and I …
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From Nukes to Northern Ireland: Breaking International Law is as English as Afternoon Tea
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Referring to a major piece of Brexit legislation, British media and punditry issued burning condemnation of the ruling Tory government's Internal Market Bill, which the former Tory Party chair and current Northern Ireland Minister, Brandon Lewis, says will: "break international law in a very specific and limited way." THE BILL The Bill, now making its…
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Cornel West — The Historical Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
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The Dark Side of 5G: Military Use
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
The September 12 demonstration "Stop 5G" in Rome rightly focuses on the possible electromagnetic consequences for health and environment, in particular on the decree that prevents mayors from regulating the installation of 5G antennas in the municipal area. | However, the …
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Israel, the UAE, & Bahrain Didn't Sign Peace Deals, They're Military Alliances to Counter Iran
Mitchell Plitnick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-18
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in Washington on Tuesday. Brokered by the Trump administration, these deals represent two of the most broadly popular developments for both Trump and Netanyahu in many | …
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Faith and Labor Movements Are Bridging Trump's Racial Divide With Hope and Love
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Richard Trumka | thenation.com | 2020-09-18
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Richard Trumka Faith and Labor Movements Are Bridging Trump's Racial Divide With Hope and Love…
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American Athletes Can Decide This Year's Election
Robert Lipsyte | thenation.com | 2020-09-18
American Athletes Can Decide This Year's Election…
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Democrats: Can't Live With 'Em, Can't Live Without 'Em
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-18
Like HIV or COVID-19, the Democratic Party is likely to be with us for some time to come. The best we can hope for is that it becomes more manageable. This is already the case with HIV, and there is reason to think that, despite Donald Trump's depraved indifference, the worst and most debilitating ravages…
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'Ecological Disaster on Massive Scale': Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Migratory Birds in Southwest Linked to Wildfires, Climate Crisis
Julia Conley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
A combination of factors–all related to the climate crisis–is believed to be behind one of the largest mass bird die-off events in recent memory in the Southwest, according to biologists. | Scientists say thousands of dead migratory birds have been found …
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PDF of September 17 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-09-17
Download the 12-page PDF. Philly encampment: 'Housing now!' ALSO: COVID: Is it genocide yet? 'Disability Visibility'; TPS workers' Journey for Justice; New poll tax on voting; Climate crisis fires; Editorial 9/11–pretext for war. Labor Defends Black Lives Work stoppage call; Athlete strikes inspire; 'Workers move the world'; Kenosha activist for . . . | Continue reading PDF of September 17 issue at Workers.org
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The View from Above: How Do We Know What's Really Burning in the Amazon?
Liz Kimbrough | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
This year's Amazon fire season is one of the most serious ever, even though it's not attracting near the media attention as last year. More than one thousand major fires have already been detected in the rainforest biome this year, …
globalresearch.ca/the-view-from-above-ho…

Denying Trump's Neo-Fascism Endangers Our Ailing Planet
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-17
Wolfram Burner / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Norman Solomon Spiking temperatures, melting glaciers, rising seas, catastrophic hurricanes and unprecedented wildfires are clear signs of a climate emergency caused by humans. Denying the awful reality makes the situation worse. The same can be said of denial about the current momentum toward fascism under Donald Trump. Trump's right-wing base and leading… | Source…
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PDF of September 17 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-09-17
Download the 12-page PDF. Philly encampment: 'Housing now!' ALSO: COVID: Is it genocide yet? 'Disability Visibility'; TPS workers' Journey for Justice; New poll tax on voting; Climate crisis fires; Editorial 9/11–pretext for war. Labor Defends Black Lives Work stoppage call; Athlete strikes inspire; 'Workers move the world'; Kenosha activist for . . . | Continue reading PDF of September 17 issue at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/09/51335/?utm_source=rs…

Princeton president's letter decrying 'racism' of institution BACKFIRES as Dept of Education announces investigation of university
rt.com | 2020-09-17
The Department of Education has announced it will investigate Princeton University after President Christopher Eisgruber wrote a letter decrying his school's "racism" and the US's "anti-blackness." | A formal records request has been sent to the university to make sure they are not using racist practices and violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which says that no person "on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." | If found…
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Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration
Abrahm Lustgarten | zcomm.org | 2020-09-17
Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation. Life has become increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, but if the people there move, where will everyone go?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/climate-change-wil…

Housing Activists Make Plans to Fight Looming Mass Evictions
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
A recent moratorium issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a window of relief to millions facing evictions due to payment arrears on their rents and mortgages. | Perhaps as an election ploy by the current …
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Legal Care For All
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-17
We understand that needing doctors and medical care is just a part of life. We are happy to distinguish ourselves from our southern neighbours on the grounds that we are a society that ensures a health crisis does not result in financial ruin. In the course of our lifetime, most of us will also find ourselves in a situation where we need a lawyer. Whether it's a divorce, a car accident, a business dispute, an eviction, or a criminal matter, one time or another, we will require a lawyer to advocate and advise us as we navigate the complex judicial system.
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Saturday 9/19: Fundamental change of heart about eviction
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-09-17
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/92443585281?pwd=R0VWSXo4R3NMc1… | Meeting ID: 924 4358 5281 | Passcode: Wc7Sg9…
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WikiLeaks' Guantanamo files exposed inhumane American 'war on terror'
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-17
The documents published by Wikileaks in 2011 revealed how top US officials were directly involved in the torture and illegal detention of many innocents. This explains the US attempt to punish Julian Assange for revealing their failures…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/17/wikileaks…

Journalist Andrew Fowler: If Assange is extradited, the same can happen to any of us
wsws.org | 2020-09-17
"The attempt by the State to control information is at the heart of the charges against Assange. Its physical manifestation is there every day in the court."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/17/fowl…

Assange's Seventh Day at the Old Bailey: Diligent Redactions and Avoiding Harm
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-17
September 16. Central Criminal Court, London. Proceedings today at the Old Bailey regarding Julian Assange's extradition returned to journalistic practice, redaction of source names and that ongoing obsession with alleged harm arising from WikiLeaks releases. John Goetz of Der Spiegel added his bit for the defence, making an effort to set the record straight on …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/assanges-seve…

Assange's Seventh Day at the Old Bailey: Diligent Redactions and Avoiding Harm
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
September 16. Central Criminal Court, London. Proceedings today at the Old Bailey regarding Julian Assange's extradition returned to journalistic practice, redaction of source names and that ongoing obsession with alleged harm arising from WikiLeaks releases. John Goetz of Der …
globalresearch.ca/assange-seventh-day-ol…

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 10
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
The gloves were off on Tuesday as the US Government explicitly argued that all journalists are liable to prosecution under the Espionage Act (1917) for publishing classified information, citing the Rosen case. Counsel for the US government also argued …
globalresearch.ca/assange-hearing-day-10…

Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-17
Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is not like the Pentagon Papers because supposedly Assange was reckless with sensitive documents. | On the seventh day of an extradition trial against Assange, Ellsberg dismantled this false narrative and outlined for a British magistrate court why Assange would not receive a fair trial in the United States. | Assange is accused of 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act and one count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime…
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Assange Court Report September 16: Afternoon
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-17
A famous Vietnam era whistleblower, 89-year-old Daniel Ellsberg, has told a court that he feels "a great identification," with both Julian Assange and his source Chelsea Manning, who, he said, "were willing to suffer the risk of imprisonment or even death to get information to the American public." | Ellsberg, a former US Marine officer who served with the US State Department in Vietnam during the war years, is best known for leaking a huge tranche of US government documents on the war to the New York Times in 1970, documents that showed that the government had been lying to the American people about the conflict…
popularresistance.org/assange-court-repo…

Daniel Ellsberg Warns U.S. Press Freedom Under Attack in WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Extradition Case
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-17
Legendary Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London could have far-reaching consequences for press freedoms. The WikiLeaks founder faces an ever-evolving array of espionage and hacking charges related to the release of diplomatic cables that revealed war crimes committed by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Assange faces almost certain conviction, if extradited, and 175 years in prison. "The American press has remained in kind of a state of denial for 40 years, really, since my case, that the Espionage Act has wording in it that could be aimed directly at…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/17/daniel_el…

Julian Assange's treatment amounts to torture — it must end
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-17
Democracy Sam WainwrightIssue 1281 Australia Wikileaks war crimes Our Common CauseSeptember 17, 2020After enduring more than year and hal…
greenleft.org.au/content/julian-assanges…

News Media Who Ignore The Assange Trial Are Admitting They Don't Care About Journalism
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-17
The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article titled " Julian Assange interrupts extradition hearing again" about the WikiLeaks founder's correct interjection that he never put anyone's lives in danger with the publication of the Manning leaks a decade ago. | It's actually a rather shocking smear piece for the SMH, who has been one of the better Australian publications at giving Assange a fair hearing over the years. The article's author Latika Bourke spends an inordinate amount of time waxing on about Assange's naughty "outburst" and how he was…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/news-me…

Will a Biden Foreign Policy Make a Difference for the World?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-17
Ajamu BARAKA | The "left" rationalization for collaborating with the neoliberal wing of the democrat party is premised on the argument that a win for the national Democrat candidate translates into better possible policy outcomes for the "people" and nation. More importantly though, they assert, Trump's defeat will alter the rightist trajectory of U.S. politics away from what they refer to as Trump's neofascist inclinations. | I will not attempt to address this argument here. I have dealt with this cartoonish and idealistic conception of fascism in other places. I have also raised questions with my friends in the…
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Amazon heroes who don't give up
Manuella Libardi | zcomm.org | 2020-09-17
The Guardians of the Forest, a group of indigenous Guajajara in the Brazilian state of Maranhà£o, struggle to defend their land from invaders and to guarantee their survival in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic…
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Rich Nations Hoarding Potential Covid-19 Vaccine Doses, Warns Oxfam
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-17
"Governments will prolong this crisis in all of its human tragedy and economic damage if they allow pharmaceutical companies to protect their monopolies and profits." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The 'Israeli'-Emirati Alliance: Geopolitical Impact on Africa
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
The misleadingly described "peace" deal between "Israel" and the UAE will enable the self-professed "Jewish State" to use the latter's military and civilian port infrastructure in the Gulf of Aden, thus challenging recent Turkish inroads in this part of the …
globalresearch.ca/geopolitical-impact-is…

UN Report on Venezuela "Abuses" Written by Investigators Who Never Visited Venezuela
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
The Western media is touting the results of a so-called "Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" conducted through the United Nations. | AFP in an article titled, "Venezuela president behind crimes against humanity: UN probe," would claim: …
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New Simón Bolívar Institute For Peace And Solidarity Among Peoples
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-17
The founding of the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples on September 6, 2020 marks a new political milestone. In the most difficult of circumstances, having to cope with not only the U.S. and Canadian sanctions but the pandemic as well, the Bolivarian Revolution has made this effort for the benefit of all who believe in its liberatory ideals across the planet. The goal of the Institute is to coordinate global solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people, and the solidarity of the South American nation toward struggles for social and economic justice of peoples thr…
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A Crisis Made in America: Yemen on Brink of Famine After U.S. Cuts Aid While Fueling War
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-17
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the country. CNN's senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what is happening in Yemen is not a natural disaster but a "man-made catastrophe" directly tied to U.S. policies. Elbagir says, "Not only is the U.S. profiting from the war by selling weapons to the UAE and Saudi Arabia," but it is also ignoring the impact on civilians. We also feature he…
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After Fire Destroys Moria Refugee Camp in Greece, Demands Grow for Relocation, Not Another Camp
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-17
We get an update on the massive fire at the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, which has left 13,000 refugees and migrants from Afghanistan, African countries and Syria without access to shelter, food or sanitation. The fire has raised concerns about a coronavirus outbreak and comes as migrants protest their living conditions during the pandemic. Some of the asylum seekers — many of them women and children — are demanding they be allowed to leave the island of Lesbos, but the Greek government is refusing to relocate most people displaced by the fire to the mainland. "The calculation of the Greek go…
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Twilight in the Desert for Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
It appears as if Saudi de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is on a mission to destroy the world oil giant by one after the other ill-conceived economic decisions. Now, as MBS orders yet new desperation cuts in …
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Hope and Fear: Refugees on Greece's Samos Island, September 2020
Chris Jones | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
Roger came by the house yesterday evening. In his early 20s Roger is from Gaza. He's full of energy and ideas and has been like this since he arrived in Samos over a year ago. His days are full of …
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US Cuts Aid to Yemen While Fueling War and Famine
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-17
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the country. CNN's senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir says what is happening in Yemen is not a natural disaster but a "man-made catastrophe" directly tied to U.S. policies. Elbagir says, "Not only is the U.S. profiting from the war by selling weapons to t…
truthout.org/video/us-cuts-aid-to-yemen-…

Suspect arrested in murder of 17-year-old staffer of GOP challenger to Ilhan Omar
rt.com | 2020-09-17
A suspect was arrested on Thursday morning in connection with the murder of a teenage staffer for Lacy Johnson, the Republican challenger to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota). The shooting is not believed to be politically motivated. | The suspect was taken into custody after a high speed pursuit, according to the Minneapolis Police Department. Officers attempted to pull them over, but they fled, leading to the car chase which ended with the suspect crashing their vehicle. | The shooting occurred on Monday at a service station where the assailant approached two Johnson staffers, who were among a group of people. B…
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Arctic Heat Wave: Block of Ice Twice as Big as Manhattan Breaks Off Greenland's Largest Ice Shelf, Goes into Ocean
Prof. Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
A 42 square mile block of ice has just hived off from the Arctic's largest ice shelf, in northeast Greenland, alarming climate scientists. That is the size of Santa Barbara, California. It is ginormous. | Danish scientists are speaking ominously of …
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Tribute To Kevin Zeese: Life And Loss In The Struggle For Liberation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-17
The pain of loss is immeasurable yet comrades across the globe have come to view it as an inevitable aspect of the fight for liberation. For the revolutionary, death is neither a secret nor a prophecy. The loss of life is as common as life itself for the oppressed and those who fight on the side of the oppressed. I didn't know Kevin Zeese as well as I would have liked beyond a podcast interview and the honor of sharing a room with him at anti-war conferences. However, what I do know is that his legacy is, and will continue to be, a profound contribution to the world we are trying to build.
popularresistance.org/tribute-to-kevin-z…

US Strategist and Senior Adviser to Trump Elected President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-17
The appointment of Mauricio Claver Carone (an American citizen) as president of the Inter-American Development Bank is generating many controversies across Latin America. For the first time in its more than 60 years of existence, the IDB will be chaired …
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Congressional Candidates and Voters Sue to Stop Trump's Sabotage of USPS
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2020-09-17
We must ensure that Trump's attacks on…
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Wilmington's Lie: The 1898 white supremacist coup in North Carolina
wsws.org | 2020-09-17
The racist massacre in Wilmington was a major turning point in the entrenchment of Jim Crow segregation throughout the South.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/17/wilm…

Gorgon Stare: A "persistent eye in the sky" may be coming to a City near you
Medea Benjamin | mronline.org | 2020-09-17
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.
mronline.org/2020/09/17/gorgon-stare-a-p…

A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" Coming to a City Near You?
Medea Benjamin, Barry Summers | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-17
"Gorgon Stare will be looking at a whole city, so there will be no way for the adversary to know what we're looking at, and we can see everything." That same persistent eye in the sky may soon be deployed over U.S. cities. At the time he made that comment about surveillance drones over Afghanistan,…
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Nurse Alleges Forced Sterilizations, Medical Malpractice At Immigrant Detention Center
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-17
A whistleblower complaint filed on behalf of a nurse who worked at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in southern Georgia until July alleges that a number of immigrant women detained there were subjected to sterilization through hysterectomies without their consent. | In the complaint, filed by the legal advocacy group Project South, the former nurse describes conditions at the center as akin to an "experimental concentration camp." | The complaint also details the refusal of the center's administrators to carry out COVID-19 testing or implement protective measures, putting detainees an…
popularresistance.org/nurse-alleges-forc…

Home Office accused of basing immigration policies on 'anecdote and prejudice'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-17
The Public Accounts Committee said the Home Office has 'no idea' what its £400 million immigration enforcement annual spending achieves. | By The Canary
The Home Office has been accused of basing immigration policies on "anecdote, assumption and prejudice" instead of evidence, and having no idea of the effect they have on refugees. The department shows far too little concern over the damage caused by its failures on "both the illegal and legitimate migrant populations", according to a scathing review from the Public Accounts Committee. | "Wrec…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/09/17/home-off…

Trump Is Quite Capable of an "October Surprise"
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2020-09-17
It's anything but a sure thing. Election tampering is a huge industry. Massive campaign funding in the last days can have a major effect, as seems to have happened in 2016…
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There's Reason for Hope
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2020-09-17
The Black Lives Matter movement is the biggest social movement in American history with support beyond anything that's ever been registered in the past. It's not alone. It's a sign of substantial changes in popular consciousness…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/theres-reason-for-…

Noam Chomsky: 'We Are Facing End of Organized Human Life on Earth'
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-17
Noam Chomsky, 91, is a renowned US linguist, philosopher, and political activist and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is also a Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Trump's Climate Denial Gains Strength If We're in Denial About His Neo-Fascism
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-09-17
"There are an awful lot of reasons why it is so important for Trump to be defeated and removed from the White House, but I continue to believe that the most important one is the climate crisis"
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Why the Left Must Reject and Elect Biden at the Same Time
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-09-17
To organize against a government headed by Trump is to push against a thick stone wall. To organize against a government headed by Biden holds out the real potential of progressive breakthroughs…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/why-the-left-must-re…

Trump's Climate Denial Gains Strength If We're in Denial About His Neo-Fascism
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2020-09-17
"Trump's right-wing base and leading Republicans are in lockstep with both types of denial. They embrace the most absurd claims about climate … And they refuse to recognize or deplore his autocratic moves," writes Solomon. (Photo: Oil Change International/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Weed Killers: Bowing to Blue Dogs, Democratic Leadership Delays 'Enormously Popular' Marijuana Legalization Bill Until After Election
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-17
"If you're trying to punt it as a result of a political calculation, I disagree with that calculation," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said earlier of the MORE Act. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Activists occupy Elbit Systems factory in UK
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-17
The factory of the Israeli weapon company Elbit Systems in Shenstone, UK, is under occupation by protesters belonging to Palestine Action. They have demanded the shut-down of all sites of Elbit Systems in the UK.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/17/activists…

Charter against Bahrain-UAE-Israel normalisation deal signed by one million
Yasmina Allouche | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-17
Charter against Bahrain-UAE-Israel normalisation deal signed by one million | Emirati and Arab NGOs launch an online campaign in solidarity with Palestinians | Yasmina Allouche | Thu, 09/17/2020 – 13: 54 | The launch of the charter by the UAE Anti-Normlisation Association comes the same week as both the UAE and Bahrain officially signed normalisation agreements with Israel (AFP) | Over one million people hav…
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Occupation Of UK Factory Involved In Israeli Drone Manufacture
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-17
Direct action protests against Israel's largest weapons company have escalated in the UK, with an occupation of a factory building engines for drones used by Israel's army entering its third day on Wednesday. | Protests were also held outside Elbit System UK's London headquarters and at its landlord's main offices, as new solidarity group Palestine Action escalated its campaign to shut down the company's operation in the UK. | Elbit Systems UK is part of the high-tech weapons group that supplies more than 80 percent of the Israeli army's military drones, including the Hermes 900 and Hermes 450…
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Palestinians slam Arab regimes' 'normalization' with Zionist occupation
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-17
Chicago, IL – On September 15, the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP) held a press conference to reject the charade that was happening the same day in Washington, DC, where the Trump administration was holding a signing ceremony for a 'peace' arrangement between Israel and both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. | CJP represents all of the major Palestinian organizations in Chicago. They spoke against the Arab regimes' 'normalization' with the Zionist Israeli enemy. Solidarity activists with the American Friends Service Committee and the Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy and othe…
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