Daily Archives: September 24, 2020

2020-09-24: News Headlines

Al Neal (2020-09-24). NBA players denounce decision not to charge Breonna Taylor's killers. peoplesworld.org The law isn't just. It is an imperfect contraption susceptible to the will of malicious hearts often protected by a tin badge, robe, or gavel and manipulated by those hungry to keep hold of political power. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police officers for the killing of …

Rachel Domond (2020-09-24). Officers who murdered Breonna Taylor not held accountable. liberationnews.org Breonna Taylor was murdered by Louisville, KY, police while asleep in her home in March of this year. Today, the three officers responsible for her death — Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove — were not held responsible for her death. A grand jury indicted only one former officer, Brett Hankison, with three counts …

WSWS (2020-09-24). Protests erupt over whitewash of police murder of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. wsws.org Neither of the two officers who fired the fusillade of 22 bullets that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her Louisville, Kentucky home were charged by the grand jury convened by state authorities.

Andrew Emett (2020-09-24). Officer in Breonna Taylor shooting indicted for firing into neighbors' homes. nationofchange.org "With all we know about Breonna Taylor's killing, how could a fair and just system result in today's decision?"

Nadda Osman (2020-09-24). Zoom criticised for cancelling webinar with Palestinian activist Leila Khaled. middleeasteye.net Zoom criticised for cancelling webinar with Palestinian activist Leila Khaled | The event was also later blocked by YouTube and Facebook for featuring the activist and former hijacker | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 15: 02 | The online event was cancelled by Zoom, and later blocked by Facebook and YouTube (Screengrab/ AFP) | Zoom, a video conferencing platform, is facing a barrage of criticism online after cancellin…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-24). Throw Sand In The Gears Of The Machine. thealtworld.com So throw sand in the gears of the machine. If enough of us throw enough sand, we can cause the whole thing to break down. | Kill public trust in the mass media by exposing their lies at every opportunity, from whatever platform you can gain access to. Anywhere you can find an audience, whether it's an audience of one or ten thousand, kill public trust in the establishment propaganda engine. | Amplify solid voices, arguments, narratives and facts that those in power don't want amplified. Wherever you see something healthy that makes them squirm, give your energy to it and help it get as much traction as possible.

Craig Murray (2020-09-24). Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 15. globalresearch.ca When Daniel Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers, the US Government

Chris Hedges (2020-09-24). Chris Hedges: The Cost of Resistance. mintpressnews.com Princeton, New Jersey (

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2020-09-24). The Sino-Russian Alliance Comes of age — Part 1. mronline.org The joint statements between two countries are usually riveted on a particular event but in extraordinary circumstances involving great powers, it could assume an epochal character and can be viewed as diplomatic communication that reflects what the Germans call the zeitgeist…

news.un (2020-09-24). Deadly flooding adds new danger to communities fleeing Sahel violence. news.un.org Humanitarians have stepped up assistance to communities "on the brink", who have been affected by devastating flooding in Africa's Sahel region, where several hundred thousand people have been displaced by seasonal rains.

Michael Jansen (2020-09-24). Failing Palestinian Self-determination. globalresearch.ca The UN is marking its 75th birthday with a virtual opening of the 75th session of the General Assembly. While UN agencies have carried out successful humanitarian assistance and research programmes, peacekeeping missions and efforts to protect the rights of …

news.un (2020-09-24). Venezuelan President Maduro proposes new UN fund to support countries facing discrimination. news.un.org Venezuela has proposed creation of a "revolving public purchasing fund" within the United Nations system to guarantee access to food and health products, financed with public resources, to facilitate countries suffering "discrimination and economic blockade" acquire necessary goods and services.

Reuters (2020-09-24). Venezuela Launches London Appeal in Battle for $1 Billion in Gold. globalresearch.ca The Nicolas Maduro-backed Venezuelan central bank launched a landmark appeal in London on Tuesday over $1 billion ( £785.21 billion) of gold reserves held in the Bank of England's underground vaults. | The Banco Central de Venezuela (BCV) board controlled by the …

A. Majumdar (2020-09-24). PDF of September 24 issue. workers.org Download the 12-page PDF. Whistleblower: ICE abuses detainees ALSO: Migrant caravan for residency; Defend BLM activist lawyers; Trump, Biden, and U.S. decline; 'Free Palestine' webinar; U.S. Cold War vs TikTok; Is Marxism still relevant? WORKERS ORGANIZE: Illinois; North Carolina. WORLD: Editorial: Ginsburg & SCOTUS. WORLD: Belarus; Bolivia. TEAR DOWN THE . . . |

Fight Back (2020-09-24). Minneapolis calls for an end to aid to Israel, remembers Sabra and Shatila. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On September 17, over 30 activists in Minneapolis bannered across Interstate 94 during rush hour to remember the Sabra and Shatila massacre and highlight the destructive role the U.S. plays in Lebanon. They waved Palestinian flags and dropped banners across eight lanes of traffic demanding an end to aid in Israel, demanding an end to apartheid, and expressing solidarity against state violence. The response from people passing by was overwhelmingly positive with a constant stream of honks from cars. | From September 16 to 18, 1982, pro-Israel militiamen murdered more than 1000 Palestinian and Leb…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2020-09-24). Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire? counterpunch.org If the Democrats manage to push Joe Biden over the finish line in November's election, he will find himself presiding over a decadent, declining empire. He will either continue the policies that have led the American empire to decadence and decline, or seize the moment to move our nation into a new phase: a transition

MEE and agencies (2020-09-24). Fatah and Hamas agree to first Palestinian elections in nearly 15 years. middleeasteye.net Fatah and Hamas agree to first Palestinian elections in nearly 15 years | Deal between the rival Palestinian factions follows normalisation agreements between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 12: 01 | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, centre, recites a prayer as he arrives for a meeting in Ramallah on 3 September with representatives of Palestinian factions (AFP) | The Pa…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-24). Assange on Trial: Suicide, Hallucinations and Psychological Torture. counterpunch.org Day 11. Central Criminal Court, London. The prosecutors in the Julian Assange case did their show trial predecessors from other legal traditions proud. The ghosts of such figures as Soviet state prosecutor Andrey Vyshinsky, would have approved of the line of questioning taken by James Lewis QC: suggest that Assange, accused of 17 counts of

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-24). Assange's Twelfth Day at the Old Bailey: Autism, Suicide and Prisons. dissidentvoice.org September 23. Central Criminal Court, London. Following the script sheet of the previous day, the non sequitur, pop medical view of the prosecution was again in sharp evidence at the Old Bailey. In an effort to make the road for Julian Assange's extradition to the United States for 17 charges under the US Espionage Act …

RT (2020-09-24). Amazon Ring unveils tiny IN-HOME DRONE to spy on your property while you're out. rt.com Amazon's home security subsidiary Ring has released a tiny drone to watch over users' possessions while they're gone — capitalizing on paranoia and laziness while further cementing the presence of Big Brother in the home. | The Ring Always Home Cam is a pint-sized drone that syncs up with the user's Ring home security system to fly around checking on things whenever the user is away. Homeowners can watch it do its thing on their smartphones, but can't manually control it — which must be frustrating in the event the flying spy does actually catch someone breaking in. | The drone is apparently outfitt…

Juan Cole (2020-09-24). Every Day is Memorial Day. zcomm.org The Trump Virus has killed as Many Americans as Died in Combat in the 4 Years of the Civil War…

Staff (2020-09-24). "Two Systems of Justice": Jacob Blake's Father on Son's Case, Breonna Taylor & Black Lives Matter. democracynow.org As outrage mounts over the grand jury ruling in the police killing of Breonna Taylor, we look at the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where an investigation is in its final stages. The case sparked renewed national protests in August after viral video showed Kenosha police shooting the Black father in the back seven times, paralyzing him. We speak with Blake's father, Jacob Blake Sr. He says police shootings and killings of Black people reveal there are "two systems of justice" in the United States, and asks, "Why are our children scared to death of people that are supposed to protect and serve them…

Staff (2020-09-24). Headlines for September 24, 2020. democracynow.org Officer Who Shot into Breonna Taylor's Apartment Charged, But Not for Her Killing, Donald Trump Won't Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power If He Loses Election, Dr. Deborah Birx Reportedly "Distressed" by Direction of WH Coronavirus Response, Dr. Anthony Fauci Warns of Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Survivors, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Who Opposes Mask Mandates, Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Warns of Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections, Antarctic Ice Melt May Bring 8 Feet of Sea Level Rise Even If Paris Climate Goals Are Met, Climate Crisis Drives Record Fires in Brazil, Western…

Staff (2020-09-24). An Indictment of the System: Protests Erupt as Cops Cleared for Killing Breonna Taylor in Her Home. democracynow.org We go to Louisville, where protests erupted after police officers who shot Breonna Taylor in her own home were not charged for her death. A grand jury indicted a third officer for "wanton endangerment" for shooting into an adjacent apartment during the fatal raid that killed Breonna Taylor in March. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the country demanding justice for Taylor and defunding of police departments. "The lack of indictments in the grand jury process is an indictment on the system itself," says Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. "They have cr…

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Biden Blasts Violence While Siding With Angry Demonstrators Against Breonna Taylor Verdict. sputniknews.com Rallies against police brutality and racism have erupted across Kentucky and beyond after the state's grand jury ruled two of the three policemen were justified in fire their weapons to 'protect themselves' during a mistaken 'no knock' raid on Breonna Taylor's home.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Assange is a 'Resilient Man' Who Isn't at Risk of Suicide If Extradited, Government Expert Says. sputniknews.com A psychiatrist testifying for the government says that whilst the WikiLeaks publisher is suffering from mild clinical depression he does not think he is a suicide risk if he is extradited to the United States to face espionage charges.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). #FreeAssange Campaign Targeted by Concerted Spambot Attack During Extradition Hearing. sputniknews.com WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who faces up to 175 years in prison for his role in obtaining and publishing classified US diplomatic cables, is now at the centre of a series of extradition hearings at London's Central Criminal Court.

Staff (2020-09-24). Protests Erupt as Cops Escape Charges for Killing Breonna Taylor in Her Home. truthout.org We go to Louisville, where protests erupted after police officers who shot Breonna Taylor in her own home were not charged for her death. A grand jury indicted a third officer for "wanton endangerment" for shooting into an adjacent apartment during the fatal raid that killed Breonna Taylor in March. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the country demanding justice for Taylor and defunding of police departments. "The lack of indictments in the grand jury process is an…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). France agrees to EU commission migration pact. yenisafak.com The French interior ministers issued a joint press release Thursday to say they support a proposal laid out by the European Commission on a migration pact for asylum seekers coming to Europe.The European Commission met on Wednesday to draft a reform of migration policy which proposes a "compulsory solidarity mechanism." The proposal suggests abandoning a present contested rule which says the country where migrants arrive first must bear the burden of asylum requests.Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin along with cohorts Citizenship Minister Marlene Schiappa and Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune…

Jonathan Cook (2020-09-24). The US is Using the Guardian to Justify Jailing Assange for Life. Why is the Paper So Silent? counterpunch.org Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States. Assange faces 175 years in a US super-max prison on the basis of claims by Donald Trump's administration that his exposure of US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan amounts to "espionage".

Ian Angus (2020-09-24). Triple Crisis in the Anthropocene Ocean. Part Two: Running low on oxygen. mronline.org Continuing Ian Angus's examination of the 'deadly trio' of CO2-driven assaults on ocean life. Part two: The ocean is losing its breath.

Staff (2020-09-24). No Such Thing as Endless Growth on a Finite Planet. therealnews.com Stir Crazy! Episode 90: Today we are joined by TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, TRNN climate reporter Steve Horn, Principal Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne Anitra Nelson, Executive Director of the Centre for Environmental Justice and Development in Kenya Griffins Ochieng, and Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott.

Liberation Staff (2020-09-24). Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (South Africa): Release U.S. political prisoners jailed for fighting in the anti-racist struggle! liberationnews.org Political repression in the USA continues against those leading the massive anti-racist protest movement, as seen in the recent arrests of four leaders of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and the ongoing criminalization of the protest movement as a whole.

MEE staff (2020-09-24). Another Arab state to announce ties with Israel in 'next day or two', US official says. middleeasteye.net Another Arab state to announce ties with Israel in 'next day or two', US official says | UN ambassador Kelly Craft declined to name names, but recent moves indicate Sudan or Oman may be next on list of countries to move forward with normalisation deal | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 16: 34 | Foreign Ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain met with US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Net…

Steven Hill (2020-09-24). Corona-fied: Employers Spying on Remote Workers in Their Homes. counterpunch.org Disturbing increases in the use of digital surveillance technologies by employers to monitor their remote workers are raising alarm bells. With the number of remote workers surging as a result of the pandemic—42 percent of U.S. workers are now doing their jobs from their kitchens, living rooms, and home offices—a number of employers have begun requiring their workers to download spying software to their laptops and smartphones.

John Wojcik (2020-09-24). Trump forever? President won't commit to give up power if he loses. peoplesworld.org Donald Trump declared Wednesday that even if he loses to Joe Biden on Nov. 3, he is unwilling to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. The unprecedented declaration by a U.S. president that he will not leave the White House should he lose the election has shocked people around the world who look to …

Vandana Shiva (2020-09-24). Bill Gates' Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life. counterpunch.org In March 2015, Bill Gates showed an image of the coronavirus during a TED Talk and told the audience that it was what the greatest catastrophe of our time would look like. The real threat to life, he said, is 'not missiles, but microbes.' When the coronavirus pandemic swept over the earth like a tsunami

Anthony Parker, Anita Waters (2020-09-24). Ohio activist Morgan Harper didn't make it to Congress, but she's still fighting. peoplesworld.org Since Ohio's Third Congressional District was created in 2012, covering most of Columbus, it has been represented in Congress by moderate Democrat and Black Caucus member Joyce Beatty, with no opposition from within her own party. But 2020 was different. Morgan Harper, a 36-year-old Columbus native with a formidable list of accomplishments, declared her candidacy for …

Michael Berkowitz (2020-09-24). 'Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground' on PBS on October 6. peoplesworld.org Two-time Emmy nominee writer-director Bernardo Ruiz has cobbled together an impressive, entertaining hour-long montage of the current state of the Latino electorate: diverse, passionate, large, and growing. The Latinx vote is crucial: For the first time ever, this demographic will be the largest racial or ethnic group eligible to cast ballots in a presidential election. …

Eds. (2020-09-24). U.S. & Guyana unveil joint Military patrols on oil-rich Venezuela border. mronline.org U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo completed a whirlwind tour of Surinam, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia to boost anti-Venezuela efforts.

Staff (2020-09-24). California prison firefighters still face exploitation despite new career path law. therealnews.com California's new legislation carves a path for prison firefighters to expunge their records and find jobs post-incarceration. The exploitative nature of the program remains, though, as do questions about the real impact of the law.

Gordon Duff (2020-09-24). Feet First? Trump Says He Won't Leave White House When He Loses Election. thealtworld.com 'We're going to have to see what happens,' says US president, again raising concerns over integrity of mail-in-ballots despite no evidence of fraud | "Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very peaceful — there won't be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation. The ballots are out of control. You know it. And you know who knows it better than anybody else? The Democrats know it better than anybody else.": | WASHINGTON (Times of Israel) — US President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. | "

JenMarie Macdonald and Veronica Adams (2020-09-24). Lancaster demands justice: The police murder of Ricardo Muñoz and its aftermath. liberationnews.org On September 13, a Lancaster police officer shot and killed Ricardo Muñoz when responding to a call. Deborah Muñoz, the victim's sister, reported to local media that she had called a crisis intervention organization and nonemergency police number with the intention of getting her brother mental health support. Her calls were dispatched to the police. …

MEE correspondent (2020-09-24). Iranian press review: Middle East's highest peak gravely threatened by mining. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Middle East's highest peak gravely threatened by mining | Meanwhile, US sanctions lead to flu vaccine shortage and conservatives want the next president to be a military commander | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 12: 35 | Mount Damavand is under threat from mining in its foothills (Greger Ravik/flickr) | Conservatives say next president should be from military : | Conse…

Media Lens (2020-09-24). The "War Against Us", The Battle of Britain, And Steve Richards On The Prime Ministers. dissidentvoice.org We can report that the skies over South East England have been swarming with Spitfires and Hurricanes this month. Is there a war on? Well, yes. In 1991, the historian Howard Zinn described the two targets of Operation Desert Storm: The American population was bombarded the way the Iraqi population was bombarded. It was a …

Ragip Soylu (2020-09-24). Turkey surprises investors with first interest rate hike in two years. middleeasteye.net Turkey surprises investors with first interest rate hike in two years | Analysts welcomed the step, saying it could help Turkey avoid a balance of payments crisis | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 13: 44 | A currency exchange office worker counts Turkish Lira banknotes in front of the electronic panel displaying currency exchange rates at an exchange office in Istanbul (AFP) | The Turkish Central Bank raised interest…

John Bachtell (2020-09-24). Florida campaign underway to pay 'poll taxes' for the formerly incarcerated. peoplesworld.org A rapidly-growing movement is urgently scrambling to pay thousands of fines, restitution charges, and legal fees to allow returning citizens or ex-felons in Florida to register to vote and cast ballots in the 2020 elections. The effort comes in response to a Sept. 11 GOP-dominated U.S. Circuit Court ruling disenfranchising 1.5 million Floridians, two-thirds of …

Eds. (2020-09-24). The Dying Planet Report 2020. mronline.org The report, released September 10th, describes how the over-exploitation of ecological resources by humanity from 1970 to 2016 has contributed to a 68% plunge in wild vertebrate populations, inclusive of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish.

RT (2020-09-24). 'Vote him out', 'Honor her wish': Protesters chant as Donald Trump pays respect to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. rt.com US President Donald Trump was loudly booed as he paid his respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as calls intensify for him to hold off on nominating a replacement until after the November election. | The president and his wife, Melania, silently paid their respects to Ginsburg on Thursday morning at the Supreme Court, where the recently-deceased judge is lying in state as part of a three-day event to honor her life. | As Trump and the First Lady appeared, a crowd that had gathered across the street began booing the pair and chanting "vote him out." They also chanted "honor her wish" [mdas…

RT (2020-09-24). 'Bleak' and 'depressing': Supposedly feel-good story about 89-year-old pizza delivery man getting $12k tip backfires. rt.com A supposedly 'feel-good' story about an 89-year-old pizza delivery man receiving a huge tip to help pay his monthly bills backfired, with social media users more angered that the octogenarian had to work into old age to survive. | Derlin Newey from Utah's Weber County works 30 hours a week delivering pizzas for Papa John's because he can't afford his monthly bills on social security alone. The man's story gained attention after Carlos Valdez, a TikToker who got to know him through his deliveries, raised $12 thousand from his followers, gave the money to Newey as a tip, and filmed the whole thing. | "How do I e…

RT (2020-09-24). Wells Fargo CEO promises more 'diversity' after woke backlash over 'limited pool of black talent' remark. rt.com The CEO of Wells Fargo offered a groveling apology for his "unconscious bias" and promised more diversity at one of the largest US banks, after a quote from an internal memo caused outrage; even some members of Congress joined in. | "I apologize for making an insensitive comment reflecting my own unconscious bias," Charlie Scharf said in a

Mike Walter (2020-09-24). The Heat: COVID-19 soars in US, UK and India. america.cgtn.com The World Health Organization says COVID-19 appears to be accelerating, with cases soaring in the United States, the United Kingdom and India.

MEE staff (2020-09-24). Three UK Labour MPs demoted over opposition to torture prosecution bill. middleeasteye.net Three UK Labour MPs demoted over opposition to torture prosecution bill | Nadia Whittome, Beth Winter and Olivia Blake defied a Labour Party whip to oppose Overseas Operations Bill against 'vexatious' lawsuits

| Thu, 09/24/2020 – 14: 31 | Kuwaiti and British soldiers take part in exercises about 40km north of Kuwait City (AFP) | Three Labour MPs have lost their roles in the United Kingdom shadow cabine…

CP Editor (2020-09-24). Farmer Dave Scher — Speak Of Love. counterpunch.org

MEE and agencies (2020-09-24). 'Edge of the abyss': Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb. middleeasteye.net 'Edge of the abyss': Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb | Move comes after number of daily new cases has reached nearly 7,000 among a population of just nine million | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 08: 04 | Netanyahu has rejected allegations from protesters that a tougher lockdown was essentially aimed at quashing demonstrations against him (Reuters) | Prime Minister Benjamin Net…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-24). Netanyahu brings dirty laundry to Washington for US staff to wash: Report. middleeasteye.net Netanyahu brings dirty laundry to Washington for US staff to wash: Report | For the first time, US officials have commented on the Israeli prime minister's behaviour, which has been reported on for years | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 11: 16 | One US official said that after multiple trips to Washington it became clear that the bringing of the dirty laundry was intentional (AFP) | Officials in the Un…

Global Research News (2020-09-24). Selected Articles: "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests. globalresearch.ca By The confrontation with Russia and the decision to boost America's military presence in Syria is but a microcosm of America's wider struggle to maintain its invasive primacy over the …

Staff (2020-09-24). EPA set secret deadline for Oklahoma tribes to fight loss of sovereignty. therealnews.com This story is part of This story originally appeared in —- | Ed. Note: Shortly after this story was published, the EPA sent the following statement to TYT: "EPA's Region 6 Office confirms that an SAFETEA consultation invitation letter was sent to Ponca Chairman Oliver Littlecook and E…

Norman Solomon (2020-09-24). We've Got Our Own Reasons to Elect Biden — and He Isn't One of Them. zcomm.org "We can lend a hand to people's organizations that are not just working to defeat Trump, but also working to upend an unacceptable status quo, defeat an out-of-touch political establishment, take on the powerful forces arrayed against us, and win the future for the many, not the few."

Norman Solomon (2020-09-24). We've Got Our Own Reasons to Elect Biden — and He Isn't One of Them. indybay.org We can do this on our own terms…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-24). Groups from across the world ask UN General Assembly to act against Israeli apartheid. peoplesdispatch.org More than 450 civil society and human rights groups from across the globe released a letter addressed to the ongoing 75th session of the UNGA asking it to revive its anti-apartheid bodies and take action to end Israeli occupation of Palestine…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-24). Europe Needs China to Become an Independent Global Power. globalresearch.ca For China, a strategic alliance with the EU will further develop the Belt and Road Initiative across the vast expanse of Eurasia. For the EU, China can help "the Old Continent" once again become a major global political and economic …

Reese Erlich (2020-09-24). Foreign Correspondent: Turmoil in Belarus. progressive.org Citizens take to the streets to protest what they see as a stolen election.

Fight Back (2020-09-24). Tallahassee rallies for community control of the police – CPAC now! fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Community activists gathered in front of city hall September 19 for a protest calling for the formation of an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), and demanding that State Attorney Jack Campbell drop the charges against the #Tally19 – arrested for participating in a protest on September 5 to condemn a grand jury decision that condoned three recent police murders of civilians. | Saturday's action was organized locally by the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) with the support of Tallahassee Dream Defenders, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, More Than A Name, and Fl…

_____ (2020-09-24). UK Moving Bill To Decriminalize War Crimes. popularresistance.org Labour has sacked three junior shadow ministers who joined with Jeremy Corbyn and 14 other Socialist Campaign group MPs in breaking the party's whip by voting against the second reading of a controversial armed forces bill. | Sources close to the party's leadership said that the three MPs were warned in advance that they could not remain in their posts as parliamentary private secretaries if they voted against the bill. | Nadia Whittome, Beth Winter and Olivia Blake defied the whip, which called on Labour MPs to abstain on the overseas operations bill. The legislation aims to introduce a presumption against prose…

Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County (2020-09-24). Saturday 10/3: Suds Snacks & Socialism: Elections Part 2: Socialist Perspectives on the Presidential Race. indybay.org tinyurl.com/SudsSnacksPresidents

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). Socialist candidate seeks 'fair share' for Northern suburbs. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). For an egalitarian, cooperative road to an ecosocialist future. greenleft.org.au

South Front (2020-09-24). Video: Iran Says Houthis Use Its Military Knowhow in Battle Against Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca Iran has supplied Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) with technical expertise and know-how, a spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said on September 22. However, the general claimed that Yemeni forces "have learned how …

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-24). Russia Intends Military Cooperation with Iran When UN Arms Embargo Expires. globalresearch.ca On issues related to the JCPOA nuclear deal and expiring UN arms embargo on Iran next month, the Trump regime is isolated on the world stage. | Commenting on its unlawful imposition of what it called "snapback" sanctions on Iran, its …

Kenn Orphan (2020-09-24). RBG and America's Priestly Class. counterpunch.org "It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds. Those rights only come alive when citizens organize, protest, demonstrate, strike, boycott, rebel, and violate the law in order to uphold justice." — Howard Zinn The history of most ancient

Morgan Marietta (2020-09-24). 3 ways a 6-3 Supreme Court would be different. zcomm.org Perhaps the most important ramification of a 6-3 conservative court is that it will return many policies to local control.

ERA Coalition (2020-09-24). Wednesday 9/23: Recording: Supreme Court Lying in Repose Ceremony for Justice Ginsburg (watch anytime). indybay.org Online recording…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). 2020 US ELECTION: What you need to know right now. yenisafak.com Court battles over how votes are tallied have now spread to almost every competitive state, as the effect of the pandemic has led the two sides to clash over seemingly mundane issues such as witness signatures, postmarks, and the use of drop boxes for ballots.- With speculation swirling over his pick for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump heads to Florida on Thursday, hoping to shore up support in that hotly contested state. On Wednesday, the president, who has repeatedly attempted to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election, declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses.- Retired Gene…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). US to announce more Iran sanctions on Thursday, top envoy says. yenisafak.com The United States will slap new sanctions on a number of Iranian officials and entities including a judge who sentenced Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari to death, U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams told a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday.Navid Afkari was executed earlier this month after being convicted of stabbing a security guard to death during anti-government protests in 2018, Iranian state media reported, in a case that has sparked international outcry. Iran's Supreme Court rejected a review of the case in late August.

Elie Mystal (2020-09-24). The Media Is Missing the Republicans' Supreme Court Power Grab—Again. thenation.com The Media Is Missing the Republicans' Supreme Court Power Grab—Again…

Tracy Keeling (2020-09-24). With a 'game-changing' pledge, China makes Donald Trump the pariah of the planet. thecanary.co Humiliating Donald Trump. Offering a rare piece of hopeful news for our ailing planet. What's not to like about China's "game-changing" announcement on climate action? | New aspirations: | China's president Xi Jinping

Andrea Prasow (2020-09-24). U.S. War Crimes in Yemen: It's Time to Stop Looking the Other Way. counterpunch.org The longstanding involvement of the United States in the conflict in Yemen is facing renewed scrutiny. On September 16, State Department officials testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about whether the State Department misled Congress — and the American people — by circumventing controls designed to limit arms sales and ensure congressional oversight. The

Andrea Prasow (2020-09-24). U.S. War Crimes in Yemen: Stop Looking the Other Way. zcomm.org The State Department warned for years that the U.S. was complicit in war crimes in Yemen. No one put a stop to it.

Tony Cartalucci (2020-09-24). America's Broken Syria Project. globalresearch.ca A recent altercation between Russian forces and US occupiers in northeastern Syria helped highlight the increasingly tenuous position Washington holds not only in Syria but across the entire Middle East. | After attempting to block Russian military vehicles, US forces found …

Duncan Hosie (2020-09-24). When will DeSantis listen to his own voters on ex-felons' voting rights? aclu.org On Sept. 11, Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Republican leaders won their legal battle to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of people with prior felony convictions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit embraced Republican politicians' specious arguments that ex-felons should be required to pay all fines and fees before voting., , This decision dealt a blow to Floridians who care about racial justice and basic principles of democracy. The ruling also spited an unlikely and less discussed constituency: Republican voters., , This story starts in 2018, when DeSantis and Republican politicians camp…

Marwa Osman (2020-09-24). Rejecting Normalization with Israel—MES EP.73. thealtworld.com The recent bilateral agreements simply formalized the normalization of Israel's already thawing relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But the agreements do not address the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Arab population because of the Palestinian cause, who view the pacts as a stab in the back of their fellow Palestinians and a betrayal of their cause for a Palestinian state. To discuss this issue with us from London is Jawad Fairouz Former Bahraini MP. | It is not a secret that US President Donald Trump is obsessed with either voiding or emulating the legacy of his predecessor, Barack…

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-09-24). 2020's first presidential debate does not have climate as discussion topic. nationofchange.org "It is critical that every debate includes questions that ask the candidates what they would do to address climate change and environmental injustice."

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-09-24). Current CO2 emissions greatly outpace ocean CO2 level caused by ancient volcanoes. peoplesdispatch.org According to a new study, human activities are leading to CO2 emissions at a rate three to eight times faster than what the volcanic eruptions might have done, which may prove catastrophic to species in water and on land…

Chuck Collins (2020-09-24). FinCen Files Shine Spotlight on Suspicious Bank Transfers. counterpunch.org On September 20th, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) —the reporters who brought us the "Panama Papers" and the "Paradise Papers" — released the "FinCEN Files," in collaboration with Buzzfeed News. The FinCEN Files are the result of a U.S. leak of 2,100 "Suspicious Activity Reports" (SARs) —covering over 18,000 transactions — filed by

George Ochenski (2020-09-24). Trump's Herd Mentality Won't Save Us. counterpunch.org y now most people are aware of Donald Trump's latest blunder when he claimed "herd mentality" would ultimately save us from the coronavirus pandemic that has decimated the nation's economy, killed nearly 200,000 American citizens, and shows no sign of "disappearing almost like a miracle" as he predicted six long months ago. Given Trump's denial

Ralph Lopez (2020-09-24). Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic Is Over" globalresearch.ca In a stunning development, a former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen." The "Big Pharma" insider asserts that false positive results from inherently unreliable COVID tests …

Richard Horton (2020-09-24). Offline: What Is Medicine's 5 Sigma? globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on "A lot of what is published is incorrect." I'm not allowed to say who made this remark because we were asked to observe Chatham House rules. We were also asked …

John C. A. Manley (2020-09-24). Small Business Outwits Tyrannical Masking Bylaw (Without Breaking the Rules). globalresearch.ca About a month ago, I sent a copy of the the

news.un (2020-09-24). FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the post-pandemic planet. news.un.org An emphasis on sustainable development and fighting climate change will benefit countries around the world as they recover from the unprecedented economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, says the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-24). Algerian journalist Belkacem Djir acquitted of all charges by Algiers court. peoplesdispatch.org 34-year-old Djir was accused of 'blackmail' and using a 'false identity' and sentenced to three years in prison in a common law case. He is now expected to be released soon after over a year in detention…

news.un (2020-09-24). While not perfect, world is better today because of UN's work since 1945, says President of Dominican Republic. news.un.org The world in 2020 is clearly different from that in 1945 — when the UN was established — and it is also better, thanks to the global Organization and its work, the President of the Dominican Republic has said, underlining the continued need for international, multilateral cooperation.

Fight Back (2020-09-24). Jacksonville demands People's Budget, stands in solidarity with the Tally 19. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — On September 19, over 120 people showed up outside city hall in downtown Jacksonville demanding a people's budget and community control of the police. This action was in response to the call by the National Alliance Against Racist and Pollical Repression (NAARPR) national call to action. The Jacksonville Community Action Committee is an affiliate of NAARPR. | Speakers from Jacksonville Community Action Committee, University of North Florida SDS, Take 'Em Down Jax, Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, ACLU, Mount Sinai Baptist Church and other organizations participated. The demands have b…

Editor (2020-09-24). The Opioids Crisis During the Covid Pandemic. scheerpost.com K-State Research and Extension / CC BY 2.0] By Mattea Kramer / TomDispatch In our new era of nearly unparalleled upheaval, as a pandemic ravages the bodies of some and the minds of nearly everyone, as the associated economic damage disposes of the livelihoods of many, and as even the promise of democracy fades, the people whose lives were already on a razor's edge — who were vulnerable and… |

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-09-24). Global Warming Burps, Bubbles, Simmers and Sours On. counterpunch.org The Northern Hemisphere saw a record high temperature increase, to +1.38 ∞C above the global average temperature during 1881-1920, during this COVID-19 pandemic summer of 2020. [1] The Arctic sea ice has been melting at an increasing rate, not just from above because of the now Global Warming-enhanced elevated air temperature during the Arctic summer, but

news.un (2020-09-24). Corruption and tax-dodging 'rampant', urgent reforms needed: UN panel. news.un.org Tax abuse, money laundering and corruption, plague the global financial system, a high-level UN panel reported on Thursday, launching an interim report that underscores the need for urgent reforms to achieve the 2030 Global Goals (SDGs).

news.un (2020-09-24). UN and partners press for seafarers to be designated 'key workers' during COVID pandemic. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General has again appealed for governments to act on behalf of hundreds of thousands of seafarers and other maritime workers stuck at sea for endless months, in some cases more than a year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dean Baker (2020-09-24). Your Periodic Reminder that CEOs Maximize CEO Pay, Not Shareholder Returns. cepr.net It is a cult among policy types to say that CEOs maximize shareholder returns, as in this NYT piece. This is in spite of the fact that returns to shareholders have not been especially good in the last two decades. And, this is even though returns were boosted by a huge corporate tax cut in …

Franklin Frederick (2020-09-24). O Bolsonarismo chegou na Suíàßa? globalresearch.ca Na madrugada desta última segunda-feira, dia 21 de setembro, um grande número de jovens do movimento da Greve pelo Clima na Suíàßa, ocupou a Praàßa Federal em Berna, situada em frente ao Palácio Federal — daí seu nome — sede …

President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (2020-09-24). Speech by the President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez at the General Debate of the 75th session of the UNGA. globalresearch.ca September 22, 2020 | Mr. Secretary General, | Mr. President, | A global pandemic has changed everyday life drastically. From one day to the next, millions of people get infected and thousands die even when their life expectancy was longer thanks to development. …

Prof. Anthony J. Hall (2020-09-24). The Perversion of Science to Clear the Way for the Imposition of Compulsory Vaccines. globalresearch.ca The quest to claim the prestige of science is one of the major themes accompanying the rush of the rich and powerful to seize more wealth and political clout during the so-called "great reset" presently underway. Much controversy has surrounded …

news.un (2020-09-24). LIVE: UN Climate Change Roundtable. news.un.org Live coverage of the High-Level UN Climate Change Roundtable, featuring UN chief António Guterres, designed to rally momentum for more ambitious action to limit global warking and ensure sustainable post-pandemic recovery plans. | Highlights | UN chief warns that 'the world has a fever and is burning up' | Watch roundtable live on UN Web TV | UK and UN to co-host December climate event.

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-09-24). New Middle East Peace Plan Would Use Jobs to "Turn Palestinians Away from Violence" mintpressnews.com The Middle East Partnership for Peace Act relies heavily on the premise that the primary reasons that Israel and the Palestinians have not achieved peace are merely economic.

Erik Gunn (2020-09-24). A Film Tells 'What it Feels Like to be Disenfranchised' in Wisconsin. progressive.org Documentary looks at 2018 elections and the struggle to reverse the Walker era.

Fight Back (2020-09-24). Minnesotans demand climate justice now! fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – On September 22, activists from the newly formed Climate Justice Committee (CJC) hung banners over the side of the Snelling Avenue bridge and the pedestrian bridge that spans Interstate-94 connecting downtown Minneapolis with downtown Saint Paul. The banners read, "Capitalism kills the planet," "The U.S. military: The #1 polluter," "Push Biden left on climate change" and "2050 is too late, climate justice now." The last slogan references Democratic nominee Joe Biden's climate plan, which positions its goal as 100% clean energy by 2050. | Alongside Biden's climate plan, in August, a section of the D…

news.un (2020-09-24). Two paths before Latin America: democracy or dictatorship, Bolivian President declares. news.un.org The Latin American region is at a crossroads, with a choice not between the political left or the right; between socialism or capitalism, it is in fact between democracy and dictatorship, between freedom and oppression, the President of Bolivia told world leaders, gathered virtually for the United Nations General Assembly.

_____ (2020-09-24). One Hundred Seconds Till The Apocalypse. popularresistance.org Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has adjusted its Doomsday Clock to provide humanity with an expert estimate of just how close all of us are to an apocalyptic "midnight" — that is, nuclear annihilation. A century ago, there was, of course, no need for such a measure. Back then, the largest explosion ever caused by humans had likely occurred in Halifax, Canada, in 1917, when a munitions ship collided with another vessel, in that city's harbor. That tragic blast killed nearly 2,000, wounded another 9,000, and left 6,000 homeless, but it didn't imperil the planet.

_____ (2020-09-24). The Man Who Inspired A Generation. popularresistance.org My encounter with the Al-Araj family began in 2009, the year I met Basil and Shireen and started joining them in demonstrations in Al-Walaja village. On 6 March 2017, Basil was murdered by the Israeli army. He was 31 years old. Others will speak of his martyrdom, I will speak of his life and what he told me. Basil would have wanted it told this way. I learned intimate details about Basil and his family life the third time we were detained together. He was 24 years old, I was twice his age. This was in what Basil accurately described as "a holding pin not fit for animals" which I and many Palestinian males shared…

Natasha Lennard (2020-09-24). Welcome to the "Anarchist Jurisdiction" of New York — Where Cops Crush Every Tiny Protest. zcomm.org Bill Barr's designation of Seattle, Portland, and New York is a cynical Trump reelection ploy — with potentially dangerous consequences…

CJ Polychroniou (2020-09-24). Why Trump's Racist And Neo-Fascist Campaign Resonates In 21st Century US. zcomm.org The major task for progressives is to search for creative ways that will alter public consciousness in the United States about the devastating effects of a political culture engulfed in the flames of racial strife, violence, militarism, and climate change denialism…

Florina Rodov (2020-09-24). Online Charter Schools Are Not a Solution to Education in a Pandemic. zcomm.org Coronavirus and racism combined with online charters would create a plague of injustice that will never be wiped out…

Nick Turse (2020-09-24). This Vanishing Moment and Our Vanishing Future. zcomm.org John Hersey, Hiroshima, and the End of World…

Thom Hartmann (2020-09-24). GOP Reshaped U.S. to Hold Onto Power—Can Dems Do the Same Thing to Save It? zcomm.org Mitch McConnell understands holding minority power requires ruthless brutality…

Shamus Cooke (2020-09-24). The Politics of Portland's Protests. zcomm.org The quietly coordinated move allowed Oregon State Troopers to be federally deputized, essentially making them Trump's Troopers. Such a bold move by Oregon's liberal executives—in arguably one of the bluest states in the country—is comparable to treason…

Families Belong Together (2020-09-24). Thursday 9/24: Virtual Rally to Honor RBG & Protest Forced Sterilizations of Women in ICE Custody. indybay.org Online via livestream or Zoom…

Common Cause and others (2020-09-24). Thursday 9/24: "Capturing The Flag" Award Winning Film Screening & Discussion on Voter Suppression. indybay.org Online screening…

UC Cops Off Campus (2020-09-24). Thursday 10/1: Abolition Orientation: Cops off Campus Edition. indybay.org Barn Theater parking lot (base of UC Santa Cruz campus)…

Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force (2020-09-24). Friday 9/25: Climate Emergency Mobilization Summit Bay Area. indybay.org Online…

Telematic Media Arts (2020-09-24). Sunday 9/27: In Conversation! Carla Gannis with Dorothy Santos. indybay.org Streaming live on Twitch! | http: //www.twitch.tv/tttelematiccc…

Labor Video Project (2020-09-24). "Stop Rigging The Election" SEIU1021 Oakland Workers Demand Union Democracy. indybay.org SEIU 1021 Oakland members protested at the SEIU Oak Street office on September 23, 2020 to demand a end to the rigging of the election of SEIU 1021 officials. They are allowing a non-city worker on the salary of the union to run for chapter office.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-09-24). Wednesday 9/30: Capitalisms Patriarchal Prison System. indybay.org Zoom. Registration link: bit.ly/32vLSGI

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (2020-09-24). Thursday 9/24: San Francisco: Bike to Wherever Day Celebration. indybay.org Throughout the City of San Francisco–wherever!

Youth Solidarity Project (2020-09-24). Friday 9/25: Climate Strike: March 4 Our Future Against Chevron Corporation in Richmond. indybay.org Starting point: Judge George D Carroll Park, cross streets area of South Gardland Ave & E. Richmond Ave. & West Cutting Blvd, Richmond, CA 94801…

Santa Cruz News Network (2020-09-24). Santa Cruz City Council Candidate Positions on Sustainable Transportation. indybay.org The Campaign for Sustainable Transportation has published responses from their survey of Santa Cruz City Council candidates regarding positions on current issues, as well as significant votes before the City Council in the last two years. Four candidates scored 100% on the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation scorecard: Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Kayla Kumar, and Alicia Kuhl (see photo).

350 Marin & others (2020-09-24). Saturday 9/26: Climate Strike: #BayAreaShoeStrike Climate Emergency Protest Online & In-person North Bay. indybay.org In-person: Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Ave, Novato, CA 94945 | Online via social media & YouTube…

Families Belong Together (2020-09-24). Sunday 9/27: #FreeTheFamilies Vigil for ICE Detainees in Walnut Creek. indybay.org Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596…

Public Citizen and numerous partners (2020-09-24). Wednesday 9/23: Medicare for All Town Hall: Building the Movement for Health Care Justice. indybay.org Online/virtual…

Poor People's Campaign (2020-09-24). Thursday 9/24: Call to Action: A Mandate for This Moment as the Nation Suffers w/ Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-09-24). Friday 9/25: Online Socialism Forum – Capitalism: Catastrophe for the People, Windfall for Billionaires. indybay.org Register here: bit.ly/capitalism-must-go…

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-09-24). Sunday 9/27: It's On: The Struggle for the Future. indybay.org Dolores Park | 18th & Church Street | San Francisco…

NARAL California (2020-09-24). Tuesday 9/29: Call to Aciton w/ NARAL CA: SCOTUS, Forced Sterilizations by ICE & 2020 Election. indybay.org Online/virtual…

UC Cops Off Campus (2020-09-24). Thursday 10/1: UC Berkeley Cops off Campus Rally. indybay.org Marthin Luther King Jr. Civic Park (2141 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley)…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-09-24). Reunión Mundial de Cineastas y Narradores Indígenas. indybay.org Convocatoria: Reunión Mundial de Cineastas Indígenas y Narradores de Historias…

Families Belong Together (2020-09-24). Saturday 9/26: #FreeTheFamilies Vigil for the Women in ICE Custody (Albany). indybay.org Albany Memorial Park, 904 Jackson St, Albany, CA 94706…

55 Progressive Activists and Writers (2020-09-24). Open Letter: Dump Trump, Then Battle Biden. indybay.org Priority is dumping Trump…

North Bay Organizing Project & others (2020-09-24). Friday 9/25: Vigil to End the ICE Violence Against Women (Santa Rosa). indybay.org Intersection of Sebastopol Ave. & West Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95407…

ZINES (2020-09-24). Representation & Power Zine. indybay.org Zine version of "George Floyd Solidarity in the Bay Area: Representation and Power" by Anarchist People of Color.

Author (2020-09-24). Racist Gentrifier Victoria Fierce Running for AC Transit At-Large Director. indybay.org Victoria Fierce, known for gentrification advocacy and for making racist policy statements, is running as a candidate for AC Transit At-Large Director…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Re-design the future, Mary Robinson urges at Transition to Zero Pollution launch. imperial.ac.uk Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, called for "a bold new vision for the future" at the launch of Transition to Zero Pollution.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Theoretical physics to pandemic modelling: Neil Ferguson on his life in science. imperial.ac.uk The head of the College's COVID-19 Response Team is the latest Imperial scientist to appear on BBC Radio 4's Life Scientific.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Imperial and MIT launch seed fund for ideas that reduce the impact of pollution. imperial.ac.uk Imperial and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have launched a research seed fund for ideas that will help reduce the impact of pollution.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Genome of Alexander Fleming's original penicillin-producing mould sequenced. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming's penicillin mould for the first time and compared it to later versions.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Talc and a wax-oil mixture among best lubricants for people wearing PPE. imperial.ac.uk Talcum powder and a coconut oil-cocoa butter beeswax mixture provide the best skin protection for long-term PPE use, say scientists.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Deforestation squeezes top predators in forest streams. imperial.ac.uk Streams in areas converted to oil palm have different top predators to those flowing through intact forests, affecting stream food webs.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Alice Gast joins Lewis Hamilton to grow diversity in engineering and F1. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's President will help improve representation of Black people in motorsport through a new initiative led by Lewis Hamilton.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Israeli Man Who Lost His Mother in Palestinian Suicide Attack Opens Up About His Loss, Anger & Pain. sputniknews.com It has been 20 years since the onset of the Second Palestinian uprising, during which Palestinian terrorists killed more than a thousand Israelis, many of whom were civilians. The IDF killed over 3,000 Palestinians throughout the 2nd intifada.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Bernese Mountain Dog Takes Care of Adorable Puppy. sputniknews.com Dogs have a well-documented predisposition to care about puppies; their ancestors were wolves, and in wolf packs not all of the females breed but all of them take care of the pups.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Sweden Accuses Russian, Danish Ships of Violating Its Waters. sputniknews.com According to Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, who called the violations "unacceptable", the alleged Russian intrusion happened on 14 September near Gothenburg and lasted 11 minutes. By contrast, no details of the Danish one were provided.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Global Sell-Off Drives European Stocks to Three-Month Lows. sputniknews.com The EU equities suffered the latest losses amid a lack of new stimuli for the US economy and fears of an approaching second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Cute Retriever Puppy Chews His Friend, Making Everyone Smile in a Big Way. sputniknews.com Puppies usually love to chew on shoes, toys, sticks, paper and even furniture legs. But have you ever seen a pup enjoy nibbling on the ears of another doggo? Well, this video of a puppy trying to wake up another pup by playing with its ears will surely make you go 'aww'.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Huawei to Boost Global Access To EduTech, Green Programmes Amid COVID-19 Crises, Official Says. sputniknews.com Speaking at a key summit in Shanghai, a top official said that the Chinese tech giant would boost such sectors via technologies, applications and improving skills, and urged more partners to join a programme aimed at boosting digital inclusion so that 'no one will be left behind'.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Indian Farmers Launch 'Stop Trains' Protest in Punjab Over Modi Govt's Farm Bills – Videos. sputniknews.com Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar have said several times in the past week that the system of buying crops from farmers based on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue. They have clarified the recently passed Bills are aimed at giving cultivators the freedom to market their produce.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Less Than One-in-Ten US Residents Immune to COVID-19, CDC Chief Warns. sputniknews.com The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention director, Robert Redfield, told a Senate hearing that the number of people who had so far been been infected with the COVID-19 virus varied from state to state, from one percent up to a quarter of the population.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). 'Not a Big Fan': Trump Responds to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle US Election Comments. sputniknews.com In a video message released Tuesday, UK Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the latter a US citizen, called on Americans to "reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity", urging them to vote on 3 November in the "most important election of our lifetime". Many viewed the comments as directed against US President Donald Trump.

The Canary (2020-09-24). Courts head apologises after Black barrister mistaken for defendant three times in a day. thecanary.co The acting head of the UK's court service has apologised after a Black barrister was mistaken for a defendant three times in one day. | Alexandra Wilson, a criminal and family barrister and author of In Black And White, tweeted that she was "absolutely exhausted" after staff at the court repeatedly failed to recognise she worked in the legal profession. | Her tweets quickly went viral, drawing accusations of racism within the UK's court system. | Kevin Sadler, the acting chief executive of Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service apologised to Wilson and said it was "totally unacceptable behaviour" and he would…

Staff (2020-09-24). We Are Closer to Nuclear Annihilation Than We Have Ever Been. truthout.org Whether you're reading this with your morning coffee, just after lunch, or on the late shift in the wee small hours of the morning, it's 100 seconds to midnight. That's just over a minute and a half. And that should be completely unnerving. It's the closest to that witching hour we've ever been. | Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has adjusted its Doomsday Clock to provide humanity with an expert estimate of just how close all of us are to an apocalyptic "midnight" — that is, nuclear an…

Staff (2020-09-24). Youth Action Gives Me Hope Amid Climate Crisis and Trump's Totalitarian Threat. truthout.org This story is part of The sun peeked over the rim of the trees here in my little corner of New Hampshire last week like a dusky gold coin, no shine, no glare, easy enough to look straight at. My daughter in the back seat r…

Staff (2020-09-24). Greenwashing Capitalism Won't Heal the Planet. truthout.org This story is part of As the world moves deeper into the climate crisis, too many of the official solutions to slow global warming and transition to a decarbonized society stop short of stating the obvious: our economic system is broken and must be replac…

Staff (2020-09-24). Trump Threatens to Block Stricter COVID-19 Vaccine Standards. truthout.org With the Food and Drug Administration reportedly planning to propose stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, President Donald Trump late Wednesday threatened to block the agency's push for tougher standards because he trusts for-profit pharmaceutical corporations to conduct adequate safety testing. | "I have tremendous trust in these massive companies that are so brilliantly organized in terms of what they've been doing with the tests. I don't know that a government as big as we…

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). Public service unionists launch campaign against federal pay freeze. greenleft.org.au

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Italian president, in response to Johnson, says Italy also freedom-loving, but serious. yenisafak.com Italian President Sergio Mattarella, responding to comments from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the spread of coronavirus, said on Thursday that Italy loved freedom, but was also serious.Johnson told parliament in London this week that Britain had a worse infection rate than nations like Italy and Germany because it was a "freedom-loving country" which therefore resisted social restrictions to curb the virus.Asked about the comment during a visit to Sardinia, Mattarella said: "We Italians also love freedom, but we also care about seriousness."

yenisafak (2020-09-24). 'Unacceptable' state of Greek islands must improve: UN. yenisafak.com The Moria Reception and Identification Center was gutted on Sept. 10, forcing some 12,000 people onto the streets, said the UNHCR.It called on European states to continue supporting Greece by offering relocation places for the most vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees.The agency lauded the Greek government for swiftly establishing an emergency facility to shelter those displaced from the Moria camp.Some 9,400 asylum seekers left homeless by the fire are now residing in the new government-run site, which was set up in days, said UNHCR.Several hundred of the most vulnerable have been transferred to safe accommoda…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Turkey's Central Bank raises interest rates by 200 bps. yenisafak.com Turkey's Central Bank on Thursday raised its one-week repo rate — also known as the bank's policy rate — by 200 basis points.The bank's policy rate increased to 10.25% from 8.25%.The decision was announced in a statement following the bank's eighth Monetary Policy Committee (MCP) meeting this year.In the previous three consecutive meetings, the bank kept the rate constant at 8.25%, following a gradual cut of 375 basis points from 12% over the preceding months.Last year, in eight meetings, the bank cut the rate by a total of 1,200 basis points from 24%.After holding eight meetings last year, this year…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Russia's Lavrov, WHO Europe chief discuss virus fight. yenisafak.com Russia's foreign minister and the World Health Organization's (WHO) Europe director discussed the fight against COVID-19 in a meeting, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.Sergey Lavrov and Hans Kluge met on Sept. 23 to discuss Russia and the WHO's cooperation, paying special attention to the coronavirus situation, the ministry said in a statement on its website."Mutual interest in developing cooperation was confirmed, and plans were considered to assist countries in the region in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and other health challenges," the statement said.Lavrov conveyed Russia's support for…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Slim chance for Malaysia's Anwar to form gov't: Analysts. yenisafak.com Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has "small chance" of becoming prime minister as the current government has strong presence and support, according to a political analyst.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Azmi Hassan, a political expert from Malaysian University of Technology, said the National Alliance, the ruling conservative and nationalist political coalition, had declared its support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin."Muhyiddin still has strong support, especially in Sarawak state from the Sarawak Party Association," Hassan said, adding that the party, which has 19 seats in parliament, has so far been lo…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Turkey says dialogue with EU crucial in East Med tensions. yenisafak.com A senior Turkish diplomat on Thursday urged dialogue and cooperation between the country and the EU on the Eastern Mediterranean as a way to contribute to security, stability and prosperity in the region. Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kiran was speaking at the International Conference on the Eastern Mediterranean, organized by Turkey's Communications Directorate, after making a presentation on Turkey's priorities in the region, as well as its vision of fairness and cooperation.Dialogue between Turkey and the EU is crucial for the Eastern Mediterranean, said Kiran at the videoconference, urging Brussels to w…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Iran 'coordinates steps in Syria with Russia, Turkey'. yenisafak.com The Syrian issue requires an exceptional strategy, and Iran coordinates its steps in Syria with Russia and Turkey, the Iranian foreign minister said Thursday."There are serious problems in our region," Javad Zarif told Iranian media during his visit to the Russian capital Moscow."Syrian issue requires special coordination. We coordinate our steps with Turkey and Russia in Syria under Astana process."The Astana peace process to end the Syrian conflict was launched in January 2017 by Turkey, Russia, and Iran.Since the eruption of the bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, thousands of people died, millions fled the cou…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). UK preparing sanctions against Belarus: Minister. yenisafak.com The British foreign secretary announced on Thursday the UK was preparing sanctions against Belarus over alleged human rights abuses.Speaking at the House of Commons, Dominic Raab said that Alexander Lukashenko, who was sworn in as Belarus' president last week, has "a wholesale lack of legitimacy."Protests in Belarus broke out after Lukashenko, who has served as president since 1994, was declared the winner of Aug. 9 polls. Opposition candidates, however, accused the administration of rigging the vote.Raab said the UK did not accept the rigged election results, and slammed the "thuggery" used against protestors."I…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Earthquake rattles Istanbul, surrounding areas. yenisafak.com A magnitude-4.2 earthquake was felt in Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Thursday, said the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).AFAD said the quake occurred at 4.38 p.m. local time (1338GMT) and was centered in the northwestern Tekirdag province, neighboring Istanbul.Its epicenter was 6.83 kilometers (4.23 miles) below the surface.No casualties have been reported so far.In 1999, a magnitude-7.4 tremor hit the industrial province of Kocaeli to Istanbul's east, leaving over 18,000 people dead.

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Fatah: Intra-Palestinian talks in Turkey 'fruitful'. yenisafak.com A top member of Palestinian Fatah on Thursday said that ongoing talks in Turkey with its longtime rival Hamas are "positive, fruitful, and productive." | "The dialogue is an important step towards reconciliation and partnership, and unifying the Palestinian stance in the light of the consensus on rejecting all the liquidation projects against the Palestinian cause." Hussein al-Sheikh, a member of Fatah's Central Committee, wrote on Twitter. | Separately, Munir al-Jaghoub, who heads Fatah's information office, told Anadolu Agency that a senior Fatah delegation will head to the Qatari capital Doha and then to Cairo…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Ukraine says Lukashenko not 'legitimate' Belarus leader. yenisafak.com Ukraine does not consider Alexander Lukashenko the legitimate president of Belarus, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kulebahours announced Thursday, a day after the veteran leader was sworn in for a sixth term."Today's "inauguration" of Lukashenko does not mean his recognition as a legitimate head of Belarusian state," he wrote on Twitter. "Ukraine has never interfered in internal affairs of Belarus and will always support the Belarusian people."Protests broke out after Lukashenko, who has served as president since 1994, was declared the winner of Aug. 9 polls. Opposition candidates, however, accused the administration of…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Hong Kong activist 'arrested over 2019 protest'. yenisafak.com Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested for attending an "unlawful assembly" last year, a statement on his Twitter account said on Thursday."Joshua [Wong] is arrested when reporting to Central Police Station at about 1pm today [0500GMT]," it said. "The arrest is related to participating in an unauthorized assembly on 5 Oct. last year. He is told to have violated the draconian anti-mask law as well."The 23-year-old was at the forefront of anti-government protests last year demanding the withdrawal of a controversial bill that would have allowed extradition of alleged criminals to m…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Dogs used to detect coronavirus in pilot project at Helsinki airport. yenisafak.com Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing at the airport.The dogs' efficiency has not been proven in comparative scientific studies so passengers who volunteer to be tested and are suspected as carrying the virus are instructed to also take a swab to confirm the result.A team of 15 dogs and 10 instructors are being trained for the job in Finland by volunteers, sponsored by a private veterinary clinic. Among them is Kossi, a rescue dog from Spain, who was tra…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). WHO praises Africa's response as virus cases decline. yenisafak.com The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday praised Africa's coronavirus response as the continent has seen a decrease in the infection rate. | There are over 1.4 million reported COVID-19 cases on the African continent, and 34,000 "people have sadly lost their lives," Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Africa region director, said at a virtual media briefing. | Moeti said most African governments quickly implemented restrictions on movement and gathering and this created a window of opportunity to keep case numbers low, and strengthen public health capacities. | "Overall, I really commend the response in African countrie…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Virus cases in Eurasia, Central Asia rise by over 4,600. yenisafak.com More cases of the novel coronavirus and fatalities related to the disease were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Thursday.- UkraineThe death toll in Ukraine reached 3,757 with 52 more fatalities over the past 24 hours, the country's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said.Confirming another 3,372 cases that brought the total to 188,106, the minister added that 83,458 have recovered from the virus, so far.- UzbekistanAs many as 392 new virus cases brought Uzbekistan's tally to 53,667.One more fatality raised the death toll to 445, while recoveries rose to 49,832, according to the Health Mini…

Gregg Gonsalves (2020-09-24). The Virus That Stole Christmas. thenation.com The Virus That Stole Christmas…

Hannah Murphy (2020-09-24). Will We Be Able to Reverse Trump's Climate Damage? commondreams.org The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). Tax cuts for the rich, gas for the rest of us. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). New campaign to free jailed Kurdish leader. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). Media and tech giants fight over our democracy. greenleft.org.au

Kate Doyle (2020-09-24). Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador. thenation.com Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador…

Mark Hertsgaard (2020-09-24). These Races Will Shape What the US Elections Mean for Climate Progress. thenation.com These Races Will Shape What the US Elections Mean for Climate Progress…

Nawal Arjini (2020-09-24). Claudia Rankine Wants Us to Talk. thenation.com Claudia Rankine Wants Us to Talk…

news.un (2020-09-24). UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit. news.un.org With the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted plans to hold the annual international UN climate meeting – known as the COP – this year, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom have announced that they will instead co-host a "landmark global event" on 12 December, the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

Anya Parampil (2020-09-23). US & allies ignore Colombia political assassinations. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with human rights lawyer Santiago Salinas Miranda about a wave of massacres and political assassinations sweeping Colombia. They discuss the Colombian government's role in the murders and ask why the international community has turned a blind eye to the killings.

Staff (2020-09-23). Grand juries fail to charge police in cases like the Breonna Taylor killing. That's by design. therealnews.com The indictment of one of three officers who took part in the botched drug raid that killed Breonna Taylor raises serious questions about the role of grand juries investigating police involved killings.

commondreams (2020-09-23). True Justice Denied to Police Murder Victim Breonna Taylor, Greenlining Institute Says. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-23). Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Release of Grand Jury's Findings in Breonna Taylor Killing by Louisville Police. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-23). Kentucky A.G.'s Failure to Bring Murder Charges is a Second Injustice Against Breonna Taylor. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-23). Breonna Taylor Case Underscores Need for Real Police Reform. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-23). Experts Available to Speak on‚ÄØGrand Jury's Decision to Indict One Officer in Breonna Taylor‚ÄØCase. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2020-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 200,000, On Track to Double by Year's End, FDA Reportedly Planning Stricter Guidelines for Release of COVID-19 Vaccine, Pentagon Spent $1 Billion of Coronavirus Funds on Military Supplies, Trump Says Coronavirus "Affects Virtually Nobody" as U.S. Death Toll Tops 200,000, U.N. Secretary-General Warns of New Cold War as Trump Attacks China over Coronavirus, Sen. Mitt Romney Backs Rapid Vote on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee, Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor's Killing Defends Actions, Calls Protesters "Thugs", Federal Agents Tapped Cellphones of Portland Protesters, President Trump…

Staff (2020-09-23). Breonna Taylor Killing: Only One Police Officer Facing Criminal Charges. truthout.org A grand jury has determined that criminal proceedings can move forward against one of the three white police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor, a Black emergency medical technician, in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment in the early morning hours of March 13. | The grand jury's decision, officially released from the office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, is not a pronouncement of guilt, but rather means that formal prosecutorial charges can be issued against the officers who…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-09-23). 'Property More Valuable Than Human Life': No Charges Against Officers for Killing Breonna Taylor. commondreams.org "Did I hear that correctly? Only one officer is being held remotely accountable, and it's not for killing Breonna Taylor but instead for shooting apartments?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-09-23). Facebook plans political censorship in anticipation of "chaos" and "violence" in the 2020 US elections. wsws.org Facebook is working with "world-class military scenario planners" to prepare for civil unrest in the US and "restrict the circulation of content" during the November elections.

Workers World Party (2020-09-23). Workers World Party demands "Stop Censoring Palestinian Resistance!" workers.org Sept. 23 — Today, three media platforms, Facebook, Zoom and YouTube, collaborated to censor a Palestinian program featuring Palestinian revolutionary Leila Khaled and U.S. political prisoners. Workers World Party condemns this censorship and expresses its solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and freedom. The WWP Facebook . . . |

Greenpeace (2020-09-23). Facebook Suspends Accounts Associated with Event Targeting Coastal GasLink Pipeline. zcomm.org Hundreds of individual accounts linked to Indigenous, environmental, and social justice organizations were suspended from Facebook because they were co-hosts of an online Facebook event targeting the Coastal GasLink pipeline majority funder.

sputniknews (2020-09-23). Facebook Prepared to 'Restrict' Content Circulation if US Election Descends Into Online Chaos. sputniknews.com Facebook will take an array of measures to "restrict the circulation of content" if the November 3 US presidential election devolves into chaos and unrest, according to a Tuesday report by the Financial Times.

_____ (2020-09-23). 'Confirmed' Has Become a Meaningless Word in Mainstream News Reporting. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Last week Politico published a The claim was nonsensical on its face; the idea that Iran would see the assassination of some random ambassador to an irrelevant country as a proportionate…

Alan Macleod (2020-09-23). New Report Links Mass Extinction of Animals To Human Activity. mintpressnews.com A new report by the WWF shows that humans are overusing earth's biocapacity by over 50%, rendering over 68% of all the world's animal life extinct.

2020-09-24: Social Media Postees

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Officers who murdered Breonna Taylor not held accountable
Rachel Domond | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-24
Breonna Taylor was murdered by Louisville, KY, police while asleep in her home in March of this year. Today, the three officers responsible for her death — Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove — were not held responsible for her death. A grand jury indicted only one former officer, Brett Hankison, with three counts …
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Officer in Breonna Taylor shooting indicted for firing into neighbors' homes
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-24
"With all we know about Breonna Taylor's killing, how could a fair and just system result in today's decision?"
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NBA players denounce decision not to charge Breonna Taylor's killers
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-24
The law isn't just. It is an imperfect contraption susceptible to the will of malicious hearts often protected by a tin badge, robe, or gavel and manipulated by those hungry to keep hold of political power. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police officers for the killing of …
peoplesworld.org/article/nba-players-den…

Protests erupt over whitewash of police murder of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky
wsws.org | 2020-09-24
Neither of the two officers who fired the fusillade of 22 bullets that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her Louisville, Kentucky home were charged by the grand jury convened by state authorities.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/24/tayl…

Zoom criticised for cancelling webinar with Palestinian activist Leila Khaled
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-24
Zoom criticised for cancelling webinar with Palestinian activist Leila Khaled | The event was also later blocked by YouTube and Facebook for featuring the activist and former hijacker | Nadda Osman | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 15: 02 | The online event was cancelled by Zoom, and later blocked by Facebook and YouTube (Screengrab/ AFP) | Zoom, a video conferencing platform, is facing a barrage of criticism online after cancellin…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/zoom-criticis…

Throw Sand In The Gears Of The Machine
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-24
So throw sand in the gears of the machine. If enough of us throw enough sand, we can cause the whole thing to break down. | Kill public trust in the mass media by exposing their lies at every opportunity, from whatever platform you can gain access to. Anywhere you can find an audience, whether it's an audience of one or ten thousand, kill public trust in the establishment propaganda engine. | Amplify solid voices, arguments, narratives and facts that those in power don't want amplified. Wherever you see something healthy that makes them squirm, give your energy to it and help it get as much traction as possible.
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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 15
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
When Daniel Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers, the US Government burgled the office of his psychiatrist to look for medical evidence to discredit him. Julian Assange has been obliged to submit himself, while in a mentally and physically weakened state …
globalresearch.ca/assange-hearing-day-15…

Chris Hedges: The Cost of Resistance
Chris Hedges | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-24
Princeton, New Jersey ( Scheerpost) — Two of the rebels I admire most, Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher, and Roger Hallam, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, are in jail in Britain. That should not be surprising. You can measure the effectiveness of resistance by the fury of the response. Julian courageously exposed the lies, deceit, war crimes and corruption…
mintpressnews.com/chris-hedges-cost-of-r…

The Sino-Russian Alliance Comes of age — Part 1
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-09-24
The joint statements between two countries are usually riveted on a particular event but in extraordinary circumstances involving great powers, it could assume an epochal character and can be viewed as diplomatic communication that reflects what the Germans call the zeitgeist…
mronline.org/2020/09/24/the-sino-russian…

Failing Palestinian Self-determination
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
The UN is marking its 75th birthday with a virtual opening of the 75th session of the General Assembly. While UN agencies have carried out successful humanitarian assistance and research programmes, peacekeeping missions and efforts to protect the rights of …
globalresearch.ca/failing-palestinian-se…

Deadly flooding adds new danger to communities fleeing Sahel violence
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
Humanitarians have stepped up assistance to communities "on the brink", who have been affected by devastating flooding in Africa's Sahel region, where several hundred thousand people have been displaced by seasonal rains.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

Venezuelan President Maduro proposes new UN fund to support countries facing discrimination
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
Venezuela has proposed creation of a "revolving public purchasing fund" within the United Nations system to guarantee access to food and health products, financed with public resources, to facilitate countries suffering "discrimination and economic blockade" acquire necessary goods and services.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

Venezuela Launches London Appeal in Battle for $1 Billion in Gold
Reuters | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
The Nicolas Maduro-backed Venezuelan central bank launched a landmark appeal in London on Tuesday over $1 billion ( £785.21 billion) of gold reserves held in the Bank of England's underground vaults. | The Banco Central de Venezuela (BCV) board controlled by the …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-launches-lon…

PDF of September 24 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-09-24
Download the 12-page PDF. Whistleblower: ICE abuses detainees ALSO: Migrant caravan for residency; Defend BLM activist lawyers; Trump, Biden, and U.S. decline; 'Free Palestine' webinar; U.S. Cold War vs TikTok; Is Marxism still relevant? WORKERS ORGANIZE: Illinois; North Carolina. WORLD: Editorial: Ginsburg & SCOTUS. WORLD: Belarus; Bolivia. TEAR DOWN THE . . . | Continue reading PDF of September 24 issue at Workers.org
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Minneapolis calls for an end to aid to Israel, remembers Sabra and Shatila
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-24
Minneapolis, MN – On September 17, over 30 activists in Minneapolis bannered across Interstate 94 during rush hour to remember the Sabra and Shatila massacre and highlight the destructive role the U.S. plays in Lebanon. They waved Palestinian flags and dropped banners across eight lanes of traffic demanding an end to aid in Israel, demanding an end to apartheid, and expressing solidarity against state violence. The response from people passing by was overwhelmingly positive with a constant stream of honks from cars. | From September 16 to 18, 1982, pro-Israel militiamen murdered more than 1000 Palestinian and Leb…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/23/minneapo…

Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
If the Democrats manage to push Joe Biden over the finish line in November's election, he will find himself presiding over a decadent, declining empire. He will either continue the policies that have led the American empire to decadence and decline, or seize the moment to move our nation into a new phase: a transition…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/will-michele…

Assange on Trial: Suicide, Hallucinations and Psychological Torture
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
September 22. Central Criminal Court, London. The prosecutors in the Julian Assange case did their show trial predecessors from other legal traditions proud. The ghosts of such figures as Soviet state prosecutor Andrey Vyshinsky, would have approved of the line of questioning taken by James Lewis QC: suggest that Assange, accused of 17 counts of…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/assange-on-t…

Assange's Twelfth Day at the Old Bailey: Autism, Suicide and Prisons
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-24
September 23. Central Criminal Court, London. Following the script sheet of the previous day, the non sequitur, pop medical view of the prosecution was again in sharp evidence at the Old Bailey. In an effort to make the road for Julian Assange's extradition to the United States for 17 charges under the US Espionage Act …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/assanges-twel…

Assange on Trial: Suicide, Hallucinations and Psychological Torture
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
Day 11. Central Criminal Court, London. The prosecutors in the Julian Assange case did their show trial predecessors from other legal traditions proud. The ghosts of such figures as Soviet state prosecutor Andrey Vyshinsky, would have approved of the line of questioning taken by James Lewis QC: suggest that Assange, accused of 17 counts of…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/assange-on-t…

Amazon Ring unveils tiny IN-HOME DRONE to spy on your property while you're out
rt.com | 2020-09-24
Amazon's home security subsidiary Ring has released a tiny drone to watch over users' possessions while they're gone — capitalizing on paranoia and laziness while further cementing the presence of Big Brother in the home. | The Ring Always Home Cam is a pint-sized drone that syncs up with the user's Ring home security system to fly around checking on things whenever the user is away. Homeowners can watch it do its thing on their smartphones, but can't manually control it — which must be frustrating in the event the flying spy does actually catch someone breaking in. | The drone is apparently outfitt…
rt.com/usa/501623-amazon-drones-home-sur…

Every Day is Memorial Day
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
The Trump Virus has killed as Many Americans as Died in Combat in the 4 Years of the Civil War…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/every-day-is-memor…

What the OAS Did to Bolivia
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
Bolivia has descended into a nightmare of political repression and racist state violence since the democratically elected government of Evo Morales was overthrown by the military on November 10…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/what-the-oas-did-t…

"Two Systems of Justice": Jacob Blake's Father on Son's Case, Breonna Taylor & Black Lives Matter
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-24
As outrage mounts over the grand jury ruling in the police killing of Breonna Taylor, we look at the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where an investigation is in its final stages. The case sparked renewed national protests in August after viral video showed Kenosha police shooting the Black father in the back seven times, paralyzing him. We speak with Blake's father, Jacob Blake Sr. He says police shootings and killings of Black people reveal there are "two systems of justice" in the United States, and asks, "Why are our children scared to death of people that are supposed to protect and serve them…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/24/jacob_bla…

An Indictment of the System: Protests Erupt as Cops Cleared for Killing Breonna Taylor in Her Home
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-24
We go to Louisville, where protests erupted after police officers who shot Breonna Taylor in her own home were not charged for her death. A grand jury indicted a third officer for "wanton endangerment" for shooting into an adjacent apartment during the fatal raid that killed Breonna Taylor in March. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the country demanding justice for Taylor and defunding of police departments. "The lack of indictments in the grand jury process is an indictment on the system itself," says Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. "They have cr…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/24/breonna_t…

Biden Blasts Violence While Siding With Angry Demonstrators Against Breonna Taylor Verdict
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
Rallies against police brutality and racism have erupted across Kentucky and beyond after the state's grand jury ruled two of the three policemen were justified in fire their weapons to 'protect themselves' during a mistaken 'no knock' raid on Breonna Taylor's home.
sputniknews.com/us/202009241080560735-bi…

#FreeAssange Campaign Targeted by Concerted Spambot Attack During Extradition Hearing
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who faces up to 175 years in prison for his role in obtaining and publishing classified US diplomatic cables, is now at the centre of a series of extradition hearings at London's Central Criminal Court.
sputniknews.com/world/202009241080559182…

Assange is a 'Resilient Man' Who Isn't at Risk of Suicide If Extradited, Government Expert Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
A psychiatrist testifying for the government says that whilst the WikiLeaks publisher is suffering from mild clinical depression he does not think he is a suicide risk if he is extradited to the United States to face espionage charges.
sputniknews.com/uk/202009241080560913-as…

Protests Erupt as Cops Escape Charges for Killing Breonna Taylor in Her Home
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-24
We go to Louisville, where protests erupted after police officers who shot Breonna Taylor in her own home were not charged for her death. A grand jury indicted a third officer for "wanton endangerment" for shooting into an adjacent apartment during the fatal raid that killed Breonna Taylor in March. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the country demanding justice for Taylor and defunding of police departments. "The lack of indictments in the grand jury process is an…
truthout.org/video/protests-erupt-as-cop…

France agrees to EU commission migration pact
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
The French interior ministers issued a joint press release Thursday to say they support a proposal laid out by the European Commission on a migration pact for asylum seekers coming to Europe.The European Commission met on Wednesday to draft a reform of migration policy which proposes a "compulsory solidarity mechanism." The proposal suggests abandoning a present contested rule which says the country where migrants arrive first must bear the burden of asylum requests.Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin along with cohorts Citizenship Minister Marlene Schiappa and Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune…
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The US is Using the Guardian to Justify Jailing Assange for Life. Why is the Paper So Silent?
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States. Assange faces 175 years in a US super-max prison on the basis of claims by Donald Trump's administration that his exposure of US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan amounts to "espionage".
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/the-us-is-us…

We've got our own reasons to elect Biden — and he isn't one of them
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-24
With so much at stake Autumn 2020 is a time when people have the decisive opportunity to prevent the consolidation of illegitimate power by an authoritarian regime.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/24/weve-got-o…

We've Got Our Own Reasons to Elect Biden — and He Isn't One of Them
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
"We can lend a hand to people's organizations that are not just working to defeat Trump, but also working to upend an unacceptable status quo, defeat an out-of-touch political establishment, take on the powerful forces arrayed against us, and win the future for the many, not the few."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/weve-got-our-own-r…

We've Got Our Own Reasons to Elect Biden — and He Isn't One of Them
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
We can do this on our own terms…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/24/1883690…

Groups from across the world ask UN General Assembly to act against Israeli apartheid
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-24
More than 450 civil society and human rights groups from across the globe released a letter addressed to the ongoing 75th session of the UNGA asking it to revive its anti-apartheid bodies and take action to end Israeli occupation of Palestine…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/24/groups-fr…

Fatah and Hamas agree to first Palestinian elections in nearly 15 years
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-24
Fatah and Hamas agree to first Palestinian elections in nearly 15 years | Deal between the rival Palestinian factions follows normalisation agreements between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain | MEE and agencies | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 12: 01 | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, centre, recites a prayer as he arrives for a meeting in Ramallah on 3 September with representatives of Palestinian factions (AFP) | The Pa…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-ham…

Europe Needs China to Become an Independent Global Power
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
For China, a strategic alliance with the EU will further develop the Belt and Road Initiative across the vast expanse of Eurasia. For the EU, China can help "the Old Continent" once again become a major global political and economic …
globalresearch.ca/europe-needs-china-bec…

André Vltchek Remembered
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-24
In Kenya during Al-Shabaab standoff André, my good friend and comrade, is no more. We worked on several investigative projects together. André's professional rigor, sharpness of understanding, vision and ability to connecting the dots is exemplary. We shared some unforgettable moments, when we followed a refugee trail from Bodrum, Turkey to the Greek Island of …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/andre-vltchek…

Foreign Correspondent: Turmoil in Belarus
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2020-09-24
Citizens take to the streets to protest what they see as a stolen election.
progressive.org/dispatches/turmoil-in-be…

Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (South Africa): Release U.S. political prisoners jailed for fighting in the anti-racist struggle!
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-24
Political repression in the USA continues against those leading the massive anti-racist protest movement, as seen in the recent arrests of four leaders of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and the ongoing criminalization of the protest movement as a whole.
liberationnews.org/socialist-revolutiona…

Tallahassee rallies for community control of the police – CPAC now!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-24
Tallahassee, FL – Community activists gathered in front of city hall September 19 for a protest calling for the formation of an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), and demanding that State Attorney Jack Campbell drop the charges against the #Tally19 – arrested for participating in a protest on September 5 to condemn a grand jury decision that condoned three recent police murders of civilians. | Saturday's action was organized locally by the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) with the support of Tallahassee Dream Defenders, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, More Than A Name, and Fl…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/23/tallahas…

UK Moving Bill To Decriminalize War Crimes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-24
Labour has sacked three junior shadow ministers who joined with Jeremy Corbyn and 14 other Socialist Campaign group MPs in breaking the party's whip by voting against the second reading of a controversial armed forces bill. | Sources close to the party's leadership said that the three MPs were warned in advance that they could not remain in their posts as parliamentary private secretaries if they voted against the bill. | Nadia Whittome, Beth Winter and Olivia Blake defied the whip, which called on Labour MPs to abstain on the overseas operations bill. The legislation aims to introduce a presumption against prose…
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Saturday 10/3: Suds Snacks & Socialism: Elections Part 2: Socialist Perspectives on the Presidential Race
Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
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For an egalitarian, cooperative road to an ecosocialist future
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
greenleft.org.au/content/egalitarian-coo…

Socialist candidate seeks 'fair share' for Northern suburbs
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
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Video: Iran Says Houthis Use Its Military Knowhow in Battle Against Saudi Arabia
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
Iran has supplied Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) with technical expertise and know-how, a spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said on September 22. However, the general claimed that Yemeni forces "have learned how …
globalresearch.ca/video-iran-says-houthi…

Russia Intends Military Cooperation with Iran When UN Arms Embargo Expires
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
On issues related to the JCPOA nuclear deal and expiring UN arms embargo on Iran next month, the Trump regime is isolated on the world stage. | Commenting on its unlawful imposition of what it called "snapback" sanctions on Iran, its …
globalresearch.ca/russia-military-cooper…

RBG and America's Priestly Class
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
"It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds. Those rights only come alive when citizens organize, protest, demonstrate, strike, boycott, rebel, and violate the law in order to uphold justice." — Howard Zinn The history of most ancient…
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RBG and America's Priestly Class
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
"It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds. Those rights only come alive when citizens organize, protest, demonstrate, strike, boycott, rebel, and violate the law in order to uphold justice." — Howard Zinn The history of most ancient…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/rbg-and-amer…

'Vote him out', 'Honor her wish': Protesters chant as Donald Trump pays respect to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
rt.com | 2020-09-24
US President Donald Trump was loudly booed as he paid his respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as calls intensify for him to hold off on nominating a replacement until after the November election. | The president and his wife, Melania, silently paid their respects to Ginsburg on Thursday morning at the Supreme Court, where the recently-deceased judge is lying in state as part of a three-day event to honor her life. | As Trump and the First Lady appeared, a crowd that had gathered across the street began booing the pair and chanting "vote him out." They also chanted "honor her wish" [mdas…
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Wednesday 9/23: Recording: Supreme Court Lying in Repose Ceremony for Justice Ginsburg (watch anytime)
ERA Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online recording…
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2020 US ELECTION: What you need to know right now
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Court battles over how votes are tallied have now spread to almost every competitive state, as the effect of the pandemic has led the two sides to clash over seemingly mundane issues such as witness signatures, postmarks, and the use of drop boxes for ballots.- With speculation swirling over his pick for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump heads to Florida on Thursday, hoping to shore up support in that hotly contested state. On Wednesday, the president, who has repeatedly attempted to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election, declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses.- Retired Gene…
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US to announce more Iran sanctions on Thursday, top envoy says
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
The United States will slap new sanctions on a number of Iranian officials and entities including a judge who sentenced Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari to death, U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams told a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday.Navid Afkari was executed earlier this month after being convicted of stabbing a security guard to death during anti-government protests in 2018, Iranian state media reported, in a case that has sparked international outcry. Iran's Supreme Court rejected a review of the case in late August.
yenisafak.com/en/world/us-to-announce-mo…

The Media Is Missing the Republicans' Supreme Court Power Grab–Again
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-09-24
The Media Is Missing the Republicans' Supreme Court Power Grab–Again…
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With a 'game-changing' pledge, China makes Donald Trump the pariah of the planet
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-09-24
Humiliating Donald Trump. Offering a rare piece of hopeful news for our ailing planet. What's not to like about China's "game-changing" announcement on climate action? | New aspirations: | China's president Xi Jinping addressed the UN General Assembly on 22 September. In his speech, he laid out new pledges on carbon emissions. Xi said: Humankind can no longer afford to ignore the repeated warnings of Nature and go down the beaten path of extracting resources without investing in conservation, pursuing develo…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/09/24/with-a-…

Bill Gates' Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life
Vandana Shiva | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
In March 2015, Bill Gates showed an image of the coronavirus during a TED Talk and told the audience that it was what the greatest catastrophe of our time would look like. The real threat to life, he said, is 'not missiles, but microbes.' When the coronavirus pandemic swept over the earth like a tsunami…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/bill-gates-g…

U.S. War Crimes in Yemen: It's Time to Stop Looking the Other Way
Andrea Prasow | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
The longstanding involvement of the United States in the conflict in Yemen is facing renewed scrutiny. On September 16, State Department officials testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about whether the State Department misled Congress — and the American people — by circumventing controls designed to limit arms sales and ensure congressional oversight. The…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/u-s-war-crim…

U.S. War Crimes in Yemen: Stop Looking the Other Way
Andrea Prasow | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
The State Department warned for years that the U.S. was complicit in war crimes in Yemen. No one put a stop to it.
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FinCen Files Shine Spotlight on Suspicious Bank Transfers
Chuck Collins | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
On September 20th, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) –the reporters who brought us the "Panama Papers" and the "Paradise Papers" — released the "FinCEN Files," in collaboration with Buzzfeed News. The FinCEN Files are the result of a U.S. leak of 2,100 "Suspicious Activity Reports" (SARs) –covering over 18,000 transactions — filed by…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/fincen-files…

Jacksonville demands People's Budget, stands in solidarity with the Tally 19
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-24
Jacksonville, FL — On September 19, over 120 people showed up outside city hall in downtown Jacksonville demanding a people's budget and community control of the police. This action was in response to the call by the National Alliance Against Racist and Pollical Repression (NAARPR) national call to action. The Jacksonville Community Action Committee is an affiliate of NAARPR. | Speakers from Jacksonville Community Action Committee, University of North Florida SDS, Take 'Em Down Jax, Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, ACLU, Mount Sinai Baptist Church and other organizations participated. The demands have b…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/23/jacksonv…

New Middle East Peace Plan Would Use Jobs to "Turn Palestinians Away from Violence"
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-24
The Middle East Partnership for Peace Act relies heavily on the premise that the primary reasons that Israel and the Palestinians have not achieved peace are merely economic.
mintpressnews.com/middle-east-partnershi…

Trump's Herd Mentality Won't Save Us
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
y now most people are aware of Donald Trump's latest blunder when he claimed "herd mentality" would ultimately save us from the coronavirus pandemic that has decimated the nation's economy, killed nearly 200,000 American citizens, and shows no sign of "disappearing almost like a miracle" as he predicted six long months ago. Given Trump's denial…
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A Film Tells 'What it Feels Like to be Disenfranchised' in Wisconsin
Erik Gunn | progressive.org | 2020-09-24
Documentary looks at 2018 elections and the struggle to reverse the Walker era.
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'Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground' on PBS on October 6
Michael Berkowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-24
Two-time Emmy nominee writer-director Bernardo Ruiz has cobbled together an impressive, entertaining hour-long montage of the current state of the Latino electorate: diverse, passionate, large, and growing. The Latinx vote is crucial: For the first time ever, this demographic will be the largest racial or ethnic group eligible to cast ballots in a presidential election. …
peoplesworld.org/article/latino-vote-dis…

Your Periodic Reminder that CEOs Maximize CEO Pay, Not Shareholder Returns
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-09-24
It is a cult among policy types to say that CEOs maximize shareholder returns, as in this NYT piece. This is in spite of the fact that returns to shareholders have not been especially good in the last two decades. And, this is even though returns were boosted by a huge corporate tax cut in …
cepr.net/your-periodic-reminder-that-ceo…

No Such Thing as Endless Growth on a Finite Planet
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-24
Stir Crazy! Episode 90: Today we are joined by TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, TRNN climate reporter Steve Horn, Principal Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne Anitra Nelson, Executive Director of the Centre for Environmental Justice and Development in Kenya Griffins Ochieng, and Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott.
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Rejecting Normalization with Israel–MES EP.73
Marwa Osman | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-24
The recent bilateral agreements simply formalized the normalization of Israel's already thawing relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But the agreements do not address the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Arab population because of the Palestinian cause, who view the pacts as a stab in the back of their fellow Palestinians and a betrayal of their cause for a Palestinian state. To discuss this issue with us from London is Jawad Fairouz Former Bahraini MP. | It is not a secret that US President Donald Trump is obsessed with either voiding or emulating the legacy of his predecessor, Barack…
thealtworld.com/marwa_osman/rejecting-no…

UN and partners press for seafarers to be designated 'key workers' during COVID pandemic
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
The UN Secretary-General has again appealed for governments to act on behalf of hundreds of thousands of seafarers and other maritime workers stuck at sea for endless months, in some cases more than a year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The "War Against Us", The Battle of Britain, And Steve Richards On The Prime Ministers
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-24
We can report that the skies over South East England have been swarming with Spitfires and Hurricanes this month. Is there a war on? Well, yes. In 1991, the historian Howard Zinn described the two targets of Operation Desert Storm: The American population was bombarded the way the Iraqi population was bombarded. It was a …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/the-war-again…

California prison firefighters still face exploitation despite new career path law
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-24
California's new legislation carves a path for prison firefighters to expunge their records and find jobs post-incarceration. The exploitative nature of the program remains, though, as do questions about the real impact of the law.
therealnews.com/california-prison-firefi…

Iranian press review: Middle East's highest peak gravely threatened by mining
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-24
Iranian press review: Middle East's highest peak gravely threatened by mining | Meanwhile, US sanctions lead to flu vaccine shortage and conservatives want the next president to be a military commander | MEE correspondent | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 12: 35 | Mount Damavand is under threat from mining in its foothills (Greger Ravik/flickr) | Conservatives say next president should be from military : | Conse…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iranian-press…

The Opioids Crisis During the Covid Pandemic
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-09-24
K-State Research and Extension / CC BY 2.0] By Mattea Kramer / TomDispatch In our new era of nearly unparalleled upheaval, as a pandemic ravages the bodies of some and the minds of nearly everyone, as the associated economic damage disposes of the livelihoods of many, and as even the promise of democracy fades, the people whose lives were already on a razor's edge — who were vulnerable and… | Source…
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Trump forever? President won't commit to give up power if he loses
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-24
Donald Trump declared Wednesday that even if he loses to Joe Biden on Nov. 3, he is unwilling to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. The unprecedented declaration by a U.S. president that he will not leave the White House should he lose the election has shocked people around the world who look to …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-forever-p…

Minnesotans demand climate justice now!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-24
St. Paul, MN – On September 22, activists from the newly formed Climate Justice Committee (CJC) hung banners over the side of the Snelling Avenue bridge and the pedestrian bridge that spans Interstate-94 connecting downtown Minneapolis with downtown Saint Paul. The banners read, "Capitalism kills the planet," "The U.S. military: The #1 polluter," "Push Biden left on climate change" and "2050 is too late, climate justice now." The last slogan references Democratic nominee Joe Biden's climate plan, which positions its goal as 100% clean energy by 2050. | Alongside Biden's climate plan, in August, a section of the D…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/23/minnesot…

Speech by the President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez at the General Debate of the 75th session of the UNGA
President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
September 22, 2020 | Mr. Secretary General, | Mr. President, | A global pandemic has changed everyday life drastically. From one day to the next, millions of people get infected and thousands die even when their life expectancy was longer thanks to development. …
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Corruption and tax-dodging 'rampant', urgent reforms needed: UN panel
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
Tax abuse, money laundering and corruption, plague the global financial system, a high-level UN panel reported on Thursday, launching an interim report that underscores the need for urgent reforms to achieve the 2030 Global Goals (SDGs).
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Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic Is Over"
Ralph Lopez | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
In a stunning development, a former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen." The "Big Pharma" insider asserts that false positive results from inherently unreliable COVID tests …
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Lancaster demands justice: The police murder of Ricardo Muñoz and its aftermath
JenMarie Macdonald and Veronica Adams | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-24
On September 13, a Lancaster police officer shot and killed Ricardo Muñoz when responding to a call. Deborah Muñoz, the victim's sister, reported to local media that she had called a crisis intervention organization and nonemergency police number with the intention of getting her brother mental health support. Her calls were dispatched to the police. …
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Another Arab state to announce ties with Israel in 'next day or two', US official says
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-24
Another Arab state to announce ties with Israel in 'next day or two', US official says | UN ambassador Kelly Craft declined to name names, but recent moves indicate Sudan or Oman may be next on list of countries to move forward with normalisation deal | MEE staff | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 16: 34 | Foreign Ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain met with US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Net…
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Global Warming Burps, Bubbles, Simmers and Sours On
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
The Northern Hemisphere saw a record high temperature increase, to +1.38 ∞C above the global average temperature during 1881-1920, during this COVID-19 pandemic summer of 2020. [1] The Arctic sea ice has been melting at an increasing rate, not just from above because of the now Global Warming-enhanced elevated air temperature during the Arctic summer, but…
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Ohio activist Morgan Harper didn't make it to Congress, but she's still fighting
Anthony Parker, Anita Waters | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-24
Since Ohio's Third Congressional District was created in 2012, covering most of Columbus, it has been represented in Congress by moderate Democrat and Black Caucus member Joyce Beatty, with no opposition from within her own party. But 2020 was different. Morgan Harper, a 36-year-old Columbus native with a formidable list of accomplishments, declared her candidacy for …
peoplesworld.org/article/ohio-activist-m…

Corona-fied: Employers Spying on Remote Workers in Their Homes
Steven Hill | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
Disturbing increases in the use of digital surveillance technologies by employers to monitor their remote workers are raising alarm bells. With the number of remote workers surging as a result of the pandemic–42 percent of U.S. workers are now doing their jobs from their kitchens, living rooms, and home offices–a number of employers have begun requiring their workers to download spying software to their laptops and smartphones.
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/corona-fied-…

Small Business Outwits Tyrannical Masking Bylaw (Without Breaking the Rules)
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
About a month ago, I sent a copy of the the "No mask? We won't ask" poster to Wolfgang and Almut Wurzbacher, owners of Pfenning's Organic & More. Their family-run, organic grocer offers home delivery to customers in the …
globalresearch.ca/small-business-outwits…

Current CO2 emissions greatly outpace ocean CO2 level caused by ancient volcanoes
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-24
According to a new study, human activities are leading to CO2 emissions at a rate three to eight times faster than what the volcanic eruptions might have done, which may prove catastrophic to species in water and on land…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/24/current-c…

FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the post-pandemic planet
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
An emphasis on sustainable development and fighting climate change will benefit countries around the world as they recover from the unprecedented economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, says the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).
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Turkey surprises investors with first interest rate hike in two years
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-24
Turkey surprises investors with first interest rate hike in two years | Analysts welcomed the step, saying it could help Turkey avoid a balance of payments crisis | Ragip Soylu | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 13: 44 | A currency exchange office worker counts Turkish Lira banknotes in front of the electronic panel displaying currency exchange rates at an exchange office in Istanbul (AFP) | The Turkish Central Bank raised interest…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-first-…

U.S. & Guyana unveil joint Military patrols on oil-rich Venezuela border
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-24
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo completed a whirlwind tour of Surinam, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia to boost anti-Venezuela efforts.
mronline.org/2020/09/24/u-s-guyana-unvei…

Triple Crisis in the Anthropocene Ocean. Part Two: Running low on oxygen
Ian Angus | mronline.org | 2020-09-24
Continuing Ian Angus's examination of the 'deadly trio' of CO2-driven assaults on ocean life. Part two: The ocean is losing its breath.
mronline.org/2020/09/24/triple-crisis-in…

America's Broken Syria Project
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
A recent altercation between Russian forces and US occupiers in northeastern Syria helped highlight the increasingly tenuous position Washington holds not only in Syria but across the entire Middle East. | After attempting to block Russian military vehicles, US forces found …
globalresearch.ca/america-broken-syria-p…

Feet First? Trump Says He Won't Leave White House When He Loses Election
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-24
'We're going to have to see what happens,' says US president, again raising concerns over integrity of mail-in-ballots despite no evidence of fraud | "Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very peaceful — there won't be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation. The ballots are out of control. You know it. And you know who knows it better than anybody else? The Democrats know it better than anybody else.": | WASHINGTON (Times of Israel) — US President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. | "
thealtworld.com/gordon_duff/feet-first-t…

The Dying Planet Report 2020
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-24
The report, released September 10th, describes how the over-exploitation of ecological resources by humanity from 1970 to 2016 has contributed to a 68% plunge in wild vertebrate populations, inclusive of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish.
mronline.org/2020/09/24/the-dying-planet…

Online charter schools are not a solution to education in a pandemic
Florina Rodov | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-24
Coronavirus and racism combined with online charters would create a plague of injustice that will never be wiped out.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/24/online-cha…

Two paths before Latin America: democracy or dictatorship, Bolivian President declares
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
The Latin American region is at a crossroads, with a choice not between the political left or the right; between socialism or capitalism, it is in fact between democracy and dictatorship, between freedom and oppression, the President of Bolivia told world leaders, gathered virtually for the United Nations General Assembly.
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O Bolsonarismo chegou na Suíàßa?
Franklin Frederick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
Na madrugada desta última segunda-feira, dia 21 de setembro, um grande número de jovens do movimento da Greve pelo Clima na Suíàßa, ocupou a Praàßa Federal em Berna, situada em frente ao Palácio Federal — daí seu nome — sede …
globalresearch.ca/o-bolsonarismo-chegou-…

2020's first presidential debate does not have climate as discussion topic
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-24
"It is critical that every debate includes questions that ask the candidates what they would do to address climate change and environmental injustice."
nationofchange.org/2020/09/24/2020s-firs…

Corona-fied: Employers Spying on Remote Workers in Their Homes
Steven Hill | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
The future of work is here, ushered in by a global pandemic. But is it turning employment into a Worker's Paradise of working at home? Or more of a Big Brother panopticon? Disturbing increases in the use of digital surveillance technologies by employers to monitor their remote workers are raising alarm bells. With the number…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/corona-fied-…

While not perfect, world is better today because of UN's work since 1945, says President of Dominican Republic
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
The world in 2020 is clearly different from that in 1945 — when the UN was established — and it is also better, thanks to the global Organization and its work, the President of the Dominican Republic has said, underlining the continued need for international, multilateral cooperation.
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Florida campaign underway to pay 'poll taxes' for the formerly incarcerated
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-24
A rapidly-growing movement is urgently scrambling to pay thousands of fines, restitution charges, and legal fees to allow returning citizens or ex-felons in Florida to register to vote and cast ballots in the 2020 elections. The effort comes in response to a Sept. 11 GOP-dominated U.S. Circuit Court ruling disenfranchising 1.5 million Floridians, two-thirds of …
peoplesworld.org/article/massive-florida…

The Perversion of Science to Clear the Way for the Imposition of Compulsory Vaccines
Prof. Anthony J. Hall | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
The quest to claim the prestige of science is one of the major themes accompanying the rush of the rich and powerful to seize more wealth and political clout during the so-called "great reset" presently underway. Much controversy has surrounded …
globalresearch.ca/perversion-science-cle…

Algerian journalist Belkacem Djir acquitted of all charges by Algiers court
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-24
34-year-old Djir was accused of 'blackmail' and using a 'false identity' and sentenced to three years in prison in a common law case. He is now expected to be released soon after over a year in detention…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/24/algerian-…

LIVE: UN Climate Change Roundtable
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
Live coverage of the High-Level UN Climate Change Roundtable, featuring UN chief António Guterres, designed to rally momentum for more ambitious action to limit global warking and ensure sustainable post-pandemic recovery plans. | Highlights | UN chief warns that 'the world has a fever and is burning up' | Watch roundtable live on UN Web TV | UK and UN to co-host December climate event.
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When will DeSantis listen to his own voters on ex-felons' voting rights?
Duncan Hosie | aclu.org | 2020-09-24
On Sept. 11, Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Republican leaders won their legal battle to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of people with prior felony convictions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit embraced Republican politicians' specious arguments that ex-felons should be required to pay all fines and fees before voting., , This decision dealt a blow to Floridians who care about racial justice and basic principles of democracy. The ruling also spited an unlikely and less discussed constituency: Republican voters., , This story starts in 2018, when DeSantis and Republican politicians camp…
aclu.org/news/voting-rights/when-will-de…

What The OAS Did To Bolivia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-24
Bolivia has descended into a nightmare of political repression and racist state violence since the democratically elected government of Evo Morales was overthrown by the military on November 10. That month was "the second-deadliest month, in terms of civilian deaths committed by state forces, since Bolivia became a democracy nearly 40 years ago," according to a study by Harvard Law School's (HLS) International Human Rights Clinic and the University Network for Human Rights (UNHR) released a month ago.
popularresistance.org/what-the-oas-did-t…

One Hundred Seconds Till The Apocalypse
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-24
Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has adjusted its Doomsday Clock to provide humanity with an expert estimate of just how close all of us are to an apocalyptic "midnight" — that is, nuclear annihilation. A century ago, there was, of course, no need for such a measure. Back then, the largest explosion ever caused by humans had likely occurred in Halifax, Canada, in 1917, when a munitions ship collided with another vessel, in that city's harbor. That tragic blast killed nearly 2,000, wounded another 9,000, and left 6,000 homeless, but it didn't imperil the planet.
popularresistance.org/one-hundred-second…

The Man Who Inspired A Generation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-24
My encounter with the Al-Araj family began in 2009, the year I met Basil and Shireen and started joining them in demonstrations in Al-Walaja village. On 6 March 2017, Basil was murdered by the Israeli army. He was 31 years old. Others will speak of his martyrdom, I will speak of his life and what he told me. Basil would have wanted it told this way. I learned intimate details about Basil and his family life the third time we were detained together. He was 24 years old, I was twice his age. This was in what Basil accurately described as "a holding pin not fit for animals" which I and many Palestinian males shared…
popularresistance.org/the-man-who-inspir…

Wells Fargo CEO promises more 'diversity' after woke backlash over 'limited pool of black talent' remark
rt.com | 2020-09-24
The CEO of Wells Fargo offered a groveling apology for his "unconscious bias" and promised more diversity at one of the largest US banks, after a quote from an internal memo caused outrage; even some members of Congress joined in. | "I apologize for making an insensitive comment reflecting my own unconscious bias," Charlie Scharf said in a statement released on Wednesday. "There are many talented diverse individuals working at Wells Fargo and throughout th…
rt.com/usa/501537-wells-fargo-diversity-…

'Bleak' and 'depressing': Supposedly feel-good story about 89-year-old pizza delivery man getting $12k tip backfires
rt.com | 2020-09-24
A supposedly 'feel-good' story about an 89-year-old pizza delivery man receiving a huge tip to help pay his monthly bills backfired, with social media users more angered that the octogenarian had to work into old age to survive. | Derlin Newey from Utah's Weber County works 30 hours a week delivering pizzas for Papa John's because he can't afford his monthly bills on social security alone. The man's story gained attention after Carlos Valdez, a TikToker who got to know him through his deliveries, raised $12 thousand from his followers, gave the money to Newey as a tip, and filmed the whole thing. | "How do I e…
rt.com/usa/501621-papa-johns-old-pizza-d…

The Politics of Portland's Protests
Shamus Cooke | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
The quietly coordinated move allowed Oregon State Troopers to be federally deputized, essentially making them Trump's Troopers. Such a bold move by Oregon's liberal executives–in arguably one of the bluest states in the country–is comparable to treason…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-politics-of-po…

Online Charter Schools Are Not a Solution to Education in a Pandemic
Florina Rodov | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
Coronavirus and racism combined with online charters would create a plague of injustice that will never be wiped out…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/online-charter-sch…

This Vanishing Moment and Our Vanishing Future
Nick Turse | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
John Hersey, Hiroshima, and the End of World…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/this-vanishing-mom…

Why Trump's Racist And Neo-Fascist Campaign Resonates In 21st Century US
CJ Polychroniou | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
The major task for progressives is to search for creative ways that will alter public consciousness in the United States about the devastating effects of a political culture engulfed in the flames of racial strife, violence, militarism, and climate change denialism…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-trumps-racist-…

Welcome to the "Anarchist Jurisdiction" of New York — Where Cops Crush Every Tiny Protest
Natasha Lennard | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
Bill Barr's designation of Seattle, Portland, and New York is a cynical Trump reelection ploy — with potentially dangerous consequences…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/welcome-to-the-ana…

GOP Reshaped U.S. to Hold Onto Power–Can Dems Do the Same Thing to Save It?
Thom Hartmann | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
Mitch McConnell understands holding minority power requires ruthless brutality…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/gop-reshaped-u-s-t…

"Stop Rigging The Election" SEIU1021 Oakland Workers Demand Union Democracy
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
SEIU 1021 Oakland members protested at the SEIU Oak Street office on September 23, 2020 to demand a end to the rigging of the election of SEIU 1021 officials. They are allowing a non-city worker on the salary of the union to run for chapter office.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883689…

Santa Cruz City Council Candidate Positions on Sustainable Transportation
Santa Cruz News Network | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
The Campaign for Sustainable Transportation has published responses from their survey of Santa Cruz City Council candidates regarding positions on current issues, as well as significant votes before the City Council in the last two years. Four candidates scored 100% on the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation scorecard: Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Kayla Kumar, and Alicia Kuhl (see photo).
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883689…

Reunión Mundial de Cineastas y Narradores Indígenas
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Convocatoria: Reunión Mundial de Cineastas Indígenas y Narradores de Historias…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Friday 9/25: Vigil to End the ICE Violence Against Women (Santa Rosa)
North Bay Organizing Project & others | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Intersection of Sebastopol Ave. & West Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95407…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/22/1883686…

Sunday 9/27: In Conversation! Carla Gannis with Dorothy Santos
Telematic Media Arts | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Streaming live on Twitch! | http: //www.twitch.tv/tttelematiccc…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883689…

Thursday 10/1: UC Berkeley Cops off Campus Rally
UC Cops Off Campus | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Marthin Luther King Jr. Civic Park (2141 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Thursday 9/24: Call to Action: A Mandate for This Moment as the Nation Suffers w/ Poor People's Campaign
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/24/1883690…

Racist Gentrifier Victoria Fierce Running for AC Transit At-Large Director
Author | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Victoria Fierce, known for gentrification advocacy and for making racist policy statements, is running as a candidate for AC Transit At-Large Director…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883689…

Representation & Power Zine
ZINES | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Zine version of "George Floyd Solidarity in the Bay Area: Representation and Power" by Anarchist People of Color.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Thursday 9/24: Virtual Rally to Honor RBG & Protest Forced Sterilizations of Women in ICE Custody
Families Belong Together | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online via livestream or Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883689…

Open Letter: Dump Trump, Then Battle Biden
55 Progressive Activists and Writers | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Priority is dumping Trump…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Thursday 9/24: "Capturing The Flag" Award Winning Film Screening & Discussion on Voter Suppression
Common Cause and others | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online screening…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Wednesday 9/30: Capitalisms Patriarchal Prison System
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Zoom. Registration link: bit.ly/32vLSGI
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/22/1883687…

Tuesday 9/29: Call to Aciton w/ NARAL CA: SCOTUS, Forced Sterilizations by ICE & 2020 Election
NARAL California | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online/virtual…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/22/1883687…

Sunday 9/27: It's On: The Struggle for the Future
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Dolores Park | 18th & Church Street | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/24/1883690…

Saturday 9/26: #FreeTheFamilies Vigil for the Women in ICE Custody (Albany)
Families Belong Together | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Albany Memorial Park, 904 Jackson St, Albany, CA 94706…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/22/1883687…

Friday 9/25: Online Socialism Forum – Capitalism: Catastrophe for the People, Windfall for Billionaires
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Register here: bit.ly/capitalism-must-go…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/24/1883690…

Thursday 10/1: Abolition Orientation: Cops off Campus Edition
UC Cops Off Campus | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Barn Theater parking lot (base of UC Santa Cruz campus)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883689…

Saturday 9/26: Climate Strike: #BayAreaShoeStrike Climate Emergency Protest Online & In-person North Bay
350 Marin & others | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
In-person: Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Ave, Novato, CA 94945 | Online via social media & YouTube…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Friday 9/25: Climate Strike: March 4 Our Future Against Chevron Corporation in Richmond
Youth Solidarity Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Starting point: Judge George D Carroll Park, cross streets area of South Gardland Ave & E. Richmond Ave. & West Cutting Blvd, Richmond, CA 94801…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Wednesday 9/23: Medicare for All Town Hall: Building the Movement for Health Care Justice
Public Citizen and numerous partners | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online/virtual…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/22/1883687…

Thursday 9/24: San Francisco: Bike to Wherever Day Celebration
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Throughout the City of San Francisco–wherever!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883690…

Sunday 9/27: #FreeTheFamilies Vigil for ICE Detainees in Walnut Creek
Families Belong Together | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/22/1883686…

Friday 9/25: Climate Emergency Mobilization Summit Bay Area
Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

The Heat: COVID-19 soars in US, UK and India
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-09-24
The World Health Organization says COVID-19 appears to be accelerating, with cases soaring in the United States, the United Kingdom and India.
america.cgtn.com/2020/09/24/the-heat-cov…

Genome of Alexander Fleming's original penicillin-producing mould sequenced
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
Researchers have sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming's penicillin mould for the first time and compared it to later versions.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204713/genome-alexander-flemings-original-penicillin-producing-mould

Alice Gast joins Lewis Hamilton to grow diversity in engineering and F1
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
Imperial's President will help improve representation of Black people in motorsport through a new initiative led by Lewis Hamilton.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204953/alice-gast-joins-lewis-hamilton-grow

Talc and a wax-oil mixture among best lubricants for people wearing PPE
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
Talcum powder and a coconut oil-cocoa butter beeswax mixture provide the best skin protection for long-term PPE use, say scientists.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205133/talc-wax-oil-mixture-among-best-lubricants

Theoretical physics to pandemic modelling: Neil Ferguson on his life in science
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
The head of the College's COVID-19 Response Team is the latest Imperial scientist to appear on BBC Radio 4's Life Scientific.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205053/theoretical-physics-pandemic-modelling-neil-ferguson

Re-design the future, Mary Robinson urges at Transition to Zero Pollution launch
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, called for "a bold new vision for the future" at the launch of Transition to Zero Pollution.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204893/re-design-future-mary-robinson-urges-transition

Deforestation squeezes top predators in forest streams
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
Streams in areas converted to oil palm have different top predators to those flowing through intact forests, affecting stream food webs.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205093/deforestation-squeezes-predators-forest-streams

Imperial and MIT launch seed fund for ideas that reduce the impact of pollution
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
Imperial and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have launched a research seed fund for ideas that will help reduce the impact of pollution.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203673/imperial-mit-launch-seed-fund-ideas

Cute Retriever Puppy Chews His Friend, Making Everyone Smile in a Big Way
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
Puppies usually love to chew on shoes, toys, sticks, paper and even furniture legs. But have you ever seen a pup enjoy nibbling on the ears of another doggo? Well, this video of a puppy trying to wake up another pup by playing with its ears will surely make you go 'aww'.
sputniknews.com/videoclub/20200924108055…

Less Than One-in-Ten US Residents Immune to COVID-19, CDC Chief Warns
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention director, Robert Redfield, told a Senate hearing that the number of people who had so far been been infected with the COVID-19 virus varied from state to state, from one percent up to a quarter of the population.
sputniknews.com/us/202009241080553359-le…

Bernese Mountain Dog Takes Care of Adorable Puppy
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
Dogs have a well-documented predisposition to care about puppies; their ancestors were wolves, and in wolf packs not all of the females breed but all of them take care of the pups.
sputniknews.com/videoclub/20200924108055…

Indian Farmers Launch 'Stop Trains' Protest in Punjab Over Modi Govt's Farm Bills – Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar have said several times in the past week that the system of buying crops from farmers based on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue. They have clarified the recently passed Bills are aimed at giving cultivators the freedom to market their produce.
sputniknews.com/india/202009241080559358…

Huawei to Boost Global Access To EduTech, Green Programmes Amid COVID-19 Crises, Official Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
Speaking at a key summit in Shanghai, a top official said that the Chinese tech giant would boost such sectors via technologies, applications and improving skills, and urged more partners to join a programme aimed at boosting digital inclusion so that 'no one will be left behind'.
sputniknews.com/business/202009241080560…

Israeli Man Who Lost His Mother in Palestinian Suicide Attack Opens Up About His Loss, Anger & Pain
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
It has been 20 years since the onset of the Second Palestinian uprising, during which Palestinian terrorists killed more than a thousand Israelis, many of whom were civilians. The IDF killed over 3,000 Palestinians throughout the 2nd intifada.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020092410805…

'Not a Big Fan': Trump Responds to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle US Election Comments
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
In a video message released Tuesday, UK Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the latter a US citizen, called on Americans to "reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity", urging them to vote on 3 November in the "most important election of our lifetime". Many viewed the comments as directed against US President Donald Trump.
sputniknews.com/us/202009241080555521-no…

Sweden Accuses Russian, Danish Ships of Violating Its Waters
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
According to Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, who called the violations "unacceptable", the alleged Russian intrusion happened on 14 September near Gothenburg and lasted 11 minutes. By contrast, no details of the Danish one were provided.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200924108055645…

Global Sell-Off Drives European Stocks to Three-Month Lows
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
The EU equities suffered the latest losses amid a lack of new stimuli for the US economy and fears of an approaching second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
sputniknews.com/world/202009241080556869…

Courts head apologises after Black barrister mistaken for defendant three times in a day
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-24
The acting head of the UK's court service has apologised after a Black barrister was mistaken for a defendant three times in one day. | Alexandra Wilson, a criminal and family barrister and author of In Black And White, tweeted that she was "absolutely exhausted" after staff at the court repeatedly failed to recognise she worked in the legal profession. | Her tweets quickly went viral, drawing accusations of racism within the UK's court system. | Kevin Sadler, the acting chief executive of Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service apologised to Wilson and said it was "totally unacceptable behaviour" and he would…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/09/24/courts-h…

Greenwashing Capitalism Won't Heal the Planet
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-24
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | As the world moves deeper into the climate crisis, too many of the official solutions to slow global warming and transition to a decarbonized society stop short of stating the obvious: our economic system is broken and must be replac…
truthout.org/articles/greenwashing-capit…

Trump Threatens to Block Stricter COVID-19 Vaccine Standards
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-24
With the Food and Drug Administration reportedly planning to propose stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, President Donald Trump late Wednesday threatened to block the agency's push for tougher standards because he trusts for-profit pharmaceutical corporations to conduct adequate safety testing. | "I have tremendous trust in these massive companies that are so brilliantly organized in terms of what they've been doing with the tests. I don't know that a government as big as we…
truthout.org/articles/trump-threatens-to…

These Races Will Shape What the US Elections Mean for Climate Progress
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-24
This story originally appeared in The Nation and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | What follows are not candidate endorsements. Rather, this nonpartisan guide aims to inform voters' choices, help journalists decide what races to follow, and explore what the 2020 elections could portend for climate actio…
truthout.org/articles/these-races-will-s…

Youth Action Gives Me Hope Amid Climate Crisis and Trump's Totalitarian Threat
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-24
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | The sun peeked over the rim of the trees here in my little corner of New Hampshire last week like a dusky gold coin, no shine, no glare, easy enough to look straight at. My daughter in the back seat r…
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We Are Closer to Nuclear Annihilation Than We Have Ever Been
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-24
Whether you're reading this with your morning coffee, just after lunch, or on the late shift in the wee small hours of the morning, it's 100 seconds to midnight. That's just over a minute and a half. And that should be completely unnerving. It's the closest to that witching hour we've ever been. | Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has adjusted its Doomsday Clock to provide humanity with an expert estimate of just how close all of us are to an apocalyptic "midnight" — that is, nuclear an…
truthout.org/articles/we-are-closer-to-n…

Re-Fund the EPA
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-09-24
The American Prospect See article on original site The wildfires and hurricanes plaguing the United States in the last month reflect the massive societal implications of climate change. Understanding the importance of this moment, Vice President Joe Biden has proposed a $2 trillion climate plan designed to transition the economy away from greenhouse gas emissions. …
cepr.net/re-fund-the-epa/

Public service unionists launch campaign against federal pay freeze
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
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WHO praises Africa's response as virus cases decline
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday praised Africa's coronavirus response as the continent has seen a decrease in the infection rate. | There are over 1.4 million reported COVID-19 cases on the African continent, and 34,000 "people have sadly lost their lives," Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Africa region director, said at a virtual media briefing. | Moeti said most African governments quickly implemented restrictions on movement and gathering and this created a window of opportunity to keep case numbers low, and strengthen public health capacities. | "Overall, I really commend the response in African countrie…
yenisafak.com/en/world/who-praises-afric…

Turkey says dialogue with EU crucial in East Med tensions
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
A senior Turkish diplomat on Thursday urged dialogue and cooperation between the country and the EU on the Eastern Mediterranean as a way to contribute to security, stability and prosperity in the region. Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kiran was speaking at the International Conference on the Eastern Mediterranean, organized by Turkey's Communications Directorate, after making a presentation on Turkey's priorities in the region, as well as its vision of fairness and cooperation.Dialogue between Turkey and the EU is crucial for the Eastern Mediterranean, said Kiran at the videoconference, urging Brussels to w…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-says-dialo…

Hong Kong activist 'arrested over 2019 protest'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested for attending an "unlawful assembly" last year, a statement on his Twitter account said on Thursday."Joshua [Wong] is arrested when reporting to Central Police Station at about 1pm today [0500GMT]," it said. "The arrest is related to participating in an unauthorized assembly on 5 Oct. last year. He is told to have violated the draconian anti-mask law as well."The 23-year-old was at the forefront of anti-government protests last year demanding the withdrawal of a controversial bill that would have allowed extradition of alleged criminals to m…
yenisafak.com/en/news/hong-kong-activist…

Italian president, in response to Johnson, says Italy also freedom-loving, but serious
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Italian President Sergio Mattarella, responding to comments from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the spread of coronavirus, said on Thursday that Italy loved freedom, but was also serious.Johnson told parliament in London this week that Britain had a worse infection rate than nations like Italy and Germany because it was a "freedom-loving country" which therefore resisted social restrictions to curb the virus.Asked about the comment during a visit to Sardinia, Mattarella said: "We Italians also love freedom, but we also care about seriousness."
yenisafak.com/en/news/italian-president-…

Turkey's Central Bank raises interest rates by 200 bps
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Turkey's Central Bank on Thursday raised its one-week repo rate — also known as the bank's policy rate — by 200 basis points.The bank's policy rate increased to 10.25% from 8.25%.The decision was announced in a statement following the bank's eighth Monetary Policy Committee (MCP) meeting this year.In the previous three consecutive meetings, the bank kept the rate constant at 8.25%, following a gradual cut of 375 basis points from 12% over the preceding months.Last year, in eight meetings, the bank cut the rate by a total of 1,200 basis points from 24%.After holding eight meetings last year, this year…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkeys-central-ba…

Earthquake rattles Istanbul, surrounding areas
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
A magnitude-4.2 earthquake was felt in Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Thursday, said the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).AFAD said the quake occurred at 4.38 p.m. local time (1338GMT) and was centered in the northwestern Tekirdag province, neighboring Istanbul.Its epicenter was 6.83 kilometers (4.23 miles) below the surface.No casualties have been reported so far.In 1999, a magnitude-7.4 tremor hit the industrial province of Kocaeli to Istanbul's east, leaving over 18,000 people dead.
yenisafak.com/en/news/earthquake-rattles…

Slim chance for Malaysia's Anwar to form gov't: Analysts
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has "small chance" of becoming prime minister as the current government has strong presence and support, according to a political analyst.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Azmi Hassan, a political expert from Malaysian University of Technology, said the National Alliance, the ruling conservative and nationalist political coalition, had declared its support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin."Muhyiddin still has strong support, especially in Sarawak state from the Sarawak Party Association," Hassan said, adding that the party, which has 19 seats in parliament, has so far been lo…
yenisafak.com/en/news/slim-chance-for-ma…

'Unacceptable' state of Greek islands must improve: UN
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
The Moria Reception and Identification Center was gutted on Sept. 10, forcing some 12,000 people onto the streets, said the UNHCR.It called on European states to continue supporting Greece by offering relocation places for the most vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees.The agency lauded the Greek government for swiftly establishing an emergency facility to shelter those displaced from the Moria camp.Some 9,400 asylum seekers left homeless by the fire are now residing in the new government-run site, which was set up in days, said UNHCR.Several hundred of the most vulnerable have been transferred to safe accommoda…
yenisafak.com/en/news/unacceptable-state…

Ukraine says Lukashenko not 'legitimate' Belarus leader
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Ukraine does not consider Alexander Lukashenko the legitimate president of Belarus, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kulebahours announced Thursday, a day after the veteran leader was sworn in for a sixth term."Today's "inauguration" of Lukashenko does not mean his recognition as a legitimate head of Belarusian state," he wrote on Twitter. "Ukraine has never interfered in internal affairs of Belarus and will always support the Belarusian people."Protests broke out after Lukashenko, who has served as president since 1994, was declared the winner of Aug. 9 polls. Opposition candidates, however, accused the administration of…
yenisafak.com/en/world/ukraine-says-luka…

Fatah: Intra-Palestinian talks in Turkey 'fruitful'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
A top member of Palestinian Fatah on Thursday said that ongoing talks in Turkey with its longtime rival Hamas are "positive, fruitful, and productive." | "The dialogue is an important step towards reconciliation and partnership, and unifying the Palestinian stance in the light of the consensus on rejecting all the liquidation projects against the Palestinian cause." Hussein al-Sheikh, a member of Fatah's Central Committee, wrote on Twitter. | Separately, Munir al-Jaghoub, who heads Fatah's information office, told Anadolu Agency that a senior Fatah delegation will head to the Qatari capital Doha and then to Cairo…
yenisafak.com/en/news/fatah-intra-palest…

Iran 'coordinates steps in Syria with Russia, Turkey'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
The Syrian issue requires an exceptional strategy, and Iran coordinates its steps in Syria with Russia and Turkey, the Iranian foreign minister said Thursday."There are serious problems in our region," Javad Zarif told Iranian media during his visit to the Russian capital Moscow."Syrian issue requires special coordination. We coordinate our steps with Turkey and Russia in Syria under Astana process."The Astana peace process to end the Syrian conflict was launched in January 2017 by Turkey, Russia, and Iran.Since the eruption of the bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, thousands of people died, millions fled the cou…
yenisafak.com/en/world/iran-coordinates-…

Dogs used to detect coronavirus in pilot project at Helsinki airport
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing at the airport.The dogs' efficiency has not been proven in comparative scientific studies so passengers who volunteer to be tested and are suspected as carrying the virus are instructed to also take a swab to confirm the result.A team of 15 dogs and 10 instructors are being trained for the job in Finland by volunteers, sponsored by a private veterinary clinic. Among them is Kossi, a rescue dog from Spain, who was tra…
yenisafak.com/en/world/dogs-used-to-dete…

Russia's Lavrov, WHO Europe chief discuss virus fight
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Russia's foreign minister and the World Health Organization's (WHO) Europe director discussed the fight against COVID-19 in a meeting, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.Sergey Lavrov and Hans Kluge met on Sept. 23 to discuss Russia and the WHO's cooperation, paying special attention to the coronavirus situation, the ministry said in a statement on its website."Mutual interest in developing cooperation was confirmed, and plans were considered to assist countries in the region in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and other health challenges," the statement said.Lavrov conveyed Russia's support for…
yenisafak.com/en/world/russias-lavrov-wh…

UK preparing sanctions against Belarus: Minister
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
The British foreign secretary announced on Thursday the UK was preparing sanctions against Belarus over alleged human rights abuses.Speaking at the House of Commons, Dominic Raab said that Alexander Lukashenko, who was sworn in as Belarus' president last week, has "a wholesale lack of legitimacy."Protests in Belarus broke out after Lukashenko, who has served as president since 1994, was declared the winner of Aug. 9 polls. Opposition candidates, however, accused the administration of rigging the vote.Raab said the UK did not accept the rigged election results, and slammed the "thuggery" used against protestors."I…
yenisafak.com/en/news/uk-preparing-sanct…

Virus cases in Eurasia, Central Asia rise by over 4,600
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
More cases of the novel coronavirus and fatalities related to the disease were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Thursday.- UkraineThe death toll in Ukraine reached 3,757 with 52 more fatalities over the past 24 hours, the country's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said.Confirming another 3,372 cases that brought the total to 188,106, the minister added that 83,458 have recovered from the virus, so far.- UzbekistanAs many as 392 new virus cases brought Uzbekistan's tally to 53,667.One more fatality raised the death toll to 445, while recoveries rose to 49,832, according to the Health Mini…
yenisafak.com/en/world/virus-cases-in-eu…

Three UK Labour MPs demoted over opposition to torture prosecution bill
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-24
Three UK Labour MPs demoted over opposition to torture prosecution bill | Nadia Whittome, Beth Winter and Olivia Blake defied a Labour Party whip to oppose Overseas Operations Bill against 'vexatious' lawsuits | | MEE staff | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 14: 31 | Kuwaiti and British soldiers take part in exercises about 40km north of Kuwait City (AFP) | Three Labour MPs have lost their roles in the United Kingdom shadow cabine…
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The Virus That Stole Christmas
Gregg Gonsalves | thenation.com | 2020-09-24
The Virus That Stole Christmas…
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Will We Be Able to Reverse Trump's Climate Damage?
Hannah Murphy | commondreams.org | 2020-09-24
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Farmer Dave Scher — Speak Of Love
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
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Media and tech giants fight over our democracy
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
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Tax cuts for the rich, gas for the rest of us
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
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New campaign to free jailed Kurdish leader
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
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Offline: What Is Medicine's 5 Sigma?
Richard Horton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
This article was originally published on The Lancet in 2015. | "A lot of what is published is incorrect." I'm not allowed to say who made this remark because we were asked to observe Chatham House rules. We were also asked …
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Netanyahu brings dirty laundry to Washington for US staff to wash: Report
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-24
Netanyahu brings dirty laundry to Washington for US staff to wash: Report | For the first time, US officials have commented on the Israeli prime minister's behaviour, which has been reported on for years | MEE and agencies | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 11: 16 | One US official said that after multiple trips to Washington it became clear that the bringing of the dirty laundry was intentional (AFP) | Officials in the Un…
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'Edge of the abyss': Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-24
'Edge of the abyss': Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb | Move comes after number of daily new cases has reached nearly 7,000 among a population of just nine million | MEE and agencies | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 08: 04 | Netanyahu has rejected allegations from protesters that a tougher lockdown was essentially aimed at quashing demonstrations against him (Reuters) | Prime Minister Benjamin Net…
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Selected Articles: "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-24
America's Broken Syria Project | By Tony Cartalucci, September 24, 2020 | The confrontation with Russia and the decision to boost America's military presence in Syria is but a microcosm of America's wider struggle to maintain its invasive primacy over the …
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Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador
Kate Doyle | thenation.com | 2020-09-24
Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador…
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These Races Will Shape What the US Elections Mean for Climate Progress
Mark Hertsgaard | thenation.com | 2020-09-24
These Races Will Shape What the US Elections Mean for Climate Progress…
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Claudia Rankine Wants Us to Talk
Nawal Arjini | thenation.com | 2020-09-24
Claudia Rankine Wants Us to Talk…
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EPA set secret deadline for Oklahoma tribes to fight loss of sovereignty
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-24
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | This story originally appeared in TYT and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | — | Ed. Note: Shortly after this story was published, the EPA sent the following statement to TYT: "EPA's Region 6 Office confirms that an SAFETEA consultation invitation letter was sent to Ponca Chairman Oliver Littlecook and E…
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UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
With the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted plans to hold the annual international UN climate meeting – known as the COP – this year, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom have announced that they will instead co-host a "landmark global event" on 12 December, the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
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US & allies ignore Colombia political assassinations
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-23
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with human rights lawyer Santiago Salinas Miranda about a wave of massacres and political assassinations sweeping Colombia. They discuss the Colombian government's role in the murders and ask why the international community has turned a blind eye to the killings.
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Grand juries fail to charge police in cases like the Breonna Taylor killing. That's by design
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-23
The indictment of one of three officers who took part in the botched drug raid that killed Breonna Taylor raises serious questions about the role of grand juries investigating police involved killings.
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Experts Available to Speak on‚ÄØGrand Jury's Decision to Indict One Officer in Breonna Taylor‚ÄØCase
commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
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Breonna Taylor Case Underscores Need for Real Police Reform
commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
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Kentucky A.G.'s Failure to Bring Murder Charges is a Second Injustice Against Breonna Taylor
commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
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Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Release of Grand Jury's Findings in Breonna Taylor Killing by Louisville Police
commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
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True Justice Denied to Police Murder Victim Breonna Taylor, Greenlining Institute Says
commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
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Breonna Taylor Killing: Only One Police Officer Facing Criminal Charges
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-23
A grand jury has determined that criminal proceedings can move forward against one of the three white police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor, a Black emergency medical technician, in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment in the early morning hours of March 13. | The grand jury's decision, officially released from the office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, is not a pronouncement of guilt, but rather means that formal prosecutorial charges can be issued against the officers who…
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