Daily Archives: October 1, 2020

2020-10-01: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-10-01). Russia, France denounce Turkey as Armenian-Azeri war escalates. wsws.org As reports emerge that Turkey is sending Syrian Islamist mercenaries to Azerbaijan to fight Armenia, the risk of a Russian-Turkish clash and a broader regional war is rising.

teleSUR (2020-10-01). Indigenous Leaders in the Amazon Need Immediate Protection. telesurenglish.net The Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Jungle (AIDESEP) and the Law, Environment, and Natural Resources (DAR) NGO reported that Indigenous peoples asked the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to "intercede" so that the governments of the Amazonian countries "take effective protection measures." | RELATED: | Leaders of Indigenous communities in the Amazon asked this multilateral org…

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-01). US Presidential Debate Presented China As the Scapegoat. Blaming China for Covid-19. globalresearch.ca American democracy would best be served by focusing more on domestically relevant facts than rhetorical attacks against foreign countries like China. | *** | The …

Anya Parampil (2020-10-01). Using human rights to promote war: debunking UN's new Venezuela report. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil debunks a new report issued by the UN Human Right's Council which accuses Venezuela's government of "crimes against humanity". Transcript below. By Anya Parampil A new report by a special mission of the United Nations Human Rights Council was released in September and is making headlines after it accused Venezuela's government of crimes against humanity. Because it is getting so much attention, several people have reached out to me asking for clarification regarding the information …

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-01). Lawyers, Politicians and Diplomats for Assange. globalresearch.ca Since brutally dragged from Ecuador's London embassy in April last year, confined to maximum security imprisonment, and subjected to guilt by accusation extradition hearings, establishment media have been largely silent about his state-sponsored crucifixion for the "crime" of truth-telling journalism….

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-01). Assange on Trial: Embassy Espionage, Contemplated Poisoning and Proposed Kidnapping. counterpunch.org September 30. Central Criminal Court, London. Today will be remembered as a grand expose. It was a direct, pointed accusation at the intentions of the US imperium which long for the scalp of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. For WikiLeaks, it was a smouldering triumph, showing that the entire mission against Assange, from the start,

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-01). Assange's Seventeenth Day at the Old Bailey: Embassy Espionage, Contemplated Poisoning and Proposed Kidnapping. dissidentvoice.org September 30. Central Criminal Court, London. Today will be remembered as a grand expose. It was a direct, pointed accusation at the intentions of the US imperium which long for the scalp of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. For WikiLeaks, it was a smouldering triumph, showing that the entire mission against Assange, from the start, …

WSWS (2020-10-01). Evidence of war crimes, torture, surveillance and assassination plots: Assange hearing nears final day. wsws.org The CIA's surveillance was targeted against Assange's communication with his legal representatives, considered "priority targets."

Alexander Mercouris (2020-10-01). Letter from London: The Surreal US Case Against Assange. globalresearch.ca The fox is guarding the henhouse and Washington is prosecuting a publisher for exposing its own war crimes. Alexander Mercouris diagnoses the incoherence of the U.S. case for extradition. | *** | Following the Julian Assange case as it has progressed through …

Ben Norton (2020-10-01). Serious questions remain about mysterious 'PeaceData' website blamed on Russian trolls. thegrayzone.com As political censorship escalates on social media, American spy agencies accuse Russia of running a fake left-wing news website called PeaceData. But there is no evidence for the FBI's claims, and many questions remain unanswered. By Ben Norton US government intelligence agencies have initiated a series of smear campaigns relying on false innuendo to suggest that independent left-wing American media outlets are connected to Russia. The broad-based, longstanding operation to imply links between foreign governments and alternative news websites through …

news.un (2020-10-01). Top humanitarian award winner 'nothing short of heroic': UN refugee chief. news.un.org An educator and rights defender who has spent more than 20 years rescuing exploited and trafficked children in Colombia, represents "the best of us", the UN refugee chief said on Thursday, as she was named the winner of this year's Nansen Refugee Award.

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-10-01). The 1st Presidential Debate: Worse Is Yet to Come. globalresearch.ca The 1st Presidential debate of 2020 held last night, September 29, was a reflection of the growing systemic social crisis in the USA. This is what we saw: | 1) a refusal of the representatives (Trump & Biden) of the two …

Jack Rasmus (2020-10-01). 1st Presidential Debate: Worse Is Yet to Come. zcomm.org Viewers of the debate learned nothing about how America might extract itself from its intensifying multiple crises. What they learned is that a political crisis may be coming, the likes of which haven't been seen in America since 1860…

_____ (2020-10-01). UC Global Employee Thwarted Plan To Spy On Assange. popularresistance.org An IT expert who worked for UC Global, the Spanish security company which engaged in an espionage operation against Julian Assange while he was in the Ecuador embassy, refused to install numerous microphones and camera systems with "streaming capabilities" because they believed it was illegal. | UC Global director David Morales was told Assange would discover the cameras were streaming in order to "restrain Morales." | "I did not want to collaborate in an illegal act of this magnitude," the IT expert referred to as "Witness #2" told a British magistrates' court during Assange's extradition trial.

_____ (2020-10-01). Reportback: Julian Assange Hearing On Tuesday September 29. popularresistance.org Tuesday has been another day on which the testimony focused on the extreme inhumane conditions in which Julian Assange would be kept imprisoned in the USA if extradited. The prosecution's continued tactic of extraordinary aggression towards witnesses who are patently well informed played less well, and there were distinct signs that Judge Baraitser was becoming irritated by this approach. The totality of defence witnesses and the sheer extent of mutual corroboration they provided could not simply be dismissed by the prosecution attempting to characterise all of them as uninformed on a particular detail, still les…

_____ (2020-10-01). National Security Journalism Is On Trial. popularresistance.org Few American media organizations seem to have noticed, but the U.S. Justice Department has spent the past few weeks trying to persuade the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales to extradite Julian Assange to the United States to face charges under the 1917 Espionage Act. The hearing is scheduled to wind down at the end of this week. At this point Assange has alienated pretty much everyone, including many erstwhile supporters, and few people on this side of the Atlantic seem troubled by his indictment or by the possibility that he will be extradited, tried, convicted, and imprisoned.

Staff (2020-10-01). Headlines for October 1, 2020. democracynow.org Hate Groups Celebrate Trump's Call for Far-Right Extremists to "Stand By", FBI Warns of Far-Right Terrorism as Trump Boosts Hate Group, Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Quits After Arrest on Spousal Abuse Allegations, Commission on Presidential Debates to Change Rules to "Ensure a More Orderly Discussion", Madrid Back on Lockdown as Coronavirus Infections Surge, Peruvian Medical Workers Strike, Demanding Personal Protective Equipment, Trump Plans Rallies in Wisconsin Even as State Becomes Coronavirus Red Zone, U.S. Economy Shrank at Record-Breaking 31.4% Annualized Rate in Second Quarter, Federal Courts Halt Trump Campa…

Staff (2020-10-01). Kingdom of Silence: 2 Years After Khashoggi Murder, New Film Explores Deadly U.S.-Saudi Alliance. democracynow.org Two years ago, in a story that shocked the world, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for marriage documents and was never seen again. It was later revealed that Khashoggi — a Saudi insider turned critic and Washington Post columnist — was murdered and dismembered by a team of Saudi agents at the direct order of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. We speak with a friend of Khashoggi and with the director of a new documentary, "Kingdom of Silence," that tracks not only Khashoggi's brutal murder and the rise of MBS, but also the decades-long alliance between the United…

Staff (2020-10-01). Pandemic of Repression: Modi Government Crushes Dissent While Ignoring India's 6 Million COVID Cases. democracynow.org As India becomes just the second country to hit 6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, we speak to journalist Rana Ayyub in Mumbai, who was recently hospitalized after testing positive for the disease. India's lead pandemic agency says an antibody study suggests more than 60 million people in the country have already been infected with the coronavirus — 10 times the official count but still a small fraction of its population of 1.3 billion. "It doesn't feel like India is even talking about the pandemic," says Ayyub, a global opinions writer for The Washington Post. "More than the fear of the pandemic, people i…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Mortar shells of Karabakh conflict injures Iranian child. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Mortar shells from the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has hit a village in the Iranian soil, injuring a 6-year-old child.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Russia, France, US call for ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Presidents of Russia, France, and the United States have issued a joint statement, demanding a ceasefire and the start of negotiations over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

sputniknews (2020-10-01). Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan Says Four Drones Shot Down Near Yerevan. sputniknews.com Earlier in the day, Yerevan said it had destroyed three drones the area close the country's capital and was trying to locate the fourth one.

sputniknews (2020-10-01). Karabakh Armed Forces Down Azerbaijani Plane, Helicopter, Armenian Defence Ministry Claims. sputniknews.com Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have escalated since Sunday, with the sides accusing each other of being responsible for the aggression along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh.

yenisafak (2020-10-01). Azerbaijan says it destroyed Armenian army's artillery batteries. yenisafak.com Azerbaijani armed forces destroyed several Armenian army's artillery batteries as border clashes entered the 5th day, the country's Defense Ministry said on Thursday.The ministry also shared footage of the destruction of several Armenian artillery pieces in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.Border clashes broke out early Sunday when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to casualties.Another ministerial statement said the Armenian army again started shelling the human settlements in Azerbaijan."Jojug Marjanli village of Jabrayil region, Horadiz city of Fizu…

yenisafak (2020-10-01). Turkish parliament speaker calls Azerbaijani envoy. yenisafak.com The speaker of Turkey's parliament on Thursday held a phone conversation with Azerbaijan's envoy to Turkey.Mustafa Sentop invited Ambassador Hazar Ibrahimi to attend the Turkish parliament's fourth legislative session in the capital Ankara, according to the speaker's office.He told Ibrahimi that Turkey will continue to extend all support to Azerbaijan in line with the "two states, one nation" principle.The Turkish parliament will start the fourth legislative session of its 27th term on Thursday afternoon, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set to deliver opening remarks.

yenisafak (2020-10-01). UN sends 16 truckloads of aid to Syria's Idlib. yenisafak.com The UN on Thursday sent 16 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, northwestern Syria, where millions of people need assistance due to the worsening internal conflict.The trucks carrying supplies entered the Idlib province through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province. | The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters. | Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls with…

RT (2020-10-01). Two journalists from Paris daily 'Le Monde' seriously injured in Azerbaijani strike on Nagorno-Karabakh, one in 'grave' condition. rt.com Two journalists from French newspaper Le Monde have suffered serious injuries after shelling by Azerbaijani forces hit a group of reporters covering the conflict between Yerevan and Baku over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. | The journalists were working in Martuni, in the eastern part of the disputed territory, when the Azerbaijani military hit the city with an airstrike, the Paris daily said on Thursday. Two Armenian reporters also suffered injuries in the incident, and one local law enforcement officer died, according to Yerevan. | | Bloodstains and equipment are seen in a car of Armenian reporters…

RT (2020-10-01). Azerbaijan & Armenia at war: What you need to know about bloody conflict over long-disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh (MAP). rt.com The bloody flareup between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a territorial dispute risks escalating into a major regional war. Here is how the two former Soviet republics got locked into a conflict rooted in feuds as old as the hills. | The ongoing hostilities started on September 27, becoming one of the most serious in a series of border clashes that have been occurring in the region on a fairly regular basis. The parties are fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous region located inside Azerbaijan, as recognised internationally, and some surrounding territories. | Baku claims sovereignty over these, based on…

teleSUR (2020-10-01). Judge To Rule on January Whether Assange Should Be Extradited. telesurenglish.net British judge Vanessa Baraitser will rule on January 4, 2021, whether she authorizes the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, where the Australian journalist is accused of 18 crimes of espionage that could sentence him up to 175 years in prison. | RELATED: | The magistrate set the date for her ruling at the end of a four-week trial in the London Old Bailey court, in which numerous witnesses for the Wik…

commondreams (2020-10-01). Muslim Advocates Denounces Trump's Racist Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and Refugees. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jan Oberg (2020-10-01). Why the US Is Falling — and Faster than You May Expect: A 40-year-old Prediction Coming True. globalresearch.ca The unique, dominating position of the United States in…

sputniknews (2020-10-01). Two Iranian-Flagged Tankers Reportedly Arrive in Venezuela as Maduro Vows to Improve Gasoline Output. sputniknews.com In May, five Iranian tankers delivered more than a million barrels of oil to Venezuela, hit by a serious fuel shortage caused by US sanctions.

Margaret Kimberley (2020-10-01). Freedom Rider: Breonna Taylor and Black Life. mronline.org Reactions to the Breonna Taylor murder, settlement and verdict all have one thing in common: Black people's inability to protect our lives.

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies (2020-10-01). Two Years After Khashoggi's Brutal Murder, Why Is America Still an Accomplice to MBS's Crimes? commondreams.org A protester dressed as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and another dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump stand outside the White House in the wake of the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 19. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2020-10-01). Trump administration prepares anti-immigrant raids in Democratic Party-led "sanctuary cities" ahead of November election. wsws.org The latest maneuver in Trump's war on immigrants cannot be separated from his effort to carry out a coup d'état and establish a presidential dictatorship.

teleSUR (2020-10-01). Hundreds of Hondurans Travel in New Caravan Heading To the US. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday night, hundreds of Hondurans set out in a new caravan of migrants that aspires to cross Guatemala and Mexico to enter the United States. | RELATED: | "We are looking for whatever we can find. We are all poor people," a 27-year-old electrical engineer said, adding that "I could not get a job for almost four years." | Yesterday afternoon, at least 1,000 people gathered in San Pedro Sula's central bus station. Gradually, in s…

news.un (2020-10-01). Stranded migrants need safe and dignified return, says independent UN rights panel. news.un.org Governments should immediately address the inhumane conditions in detention faced by migrant workers who are also being blamed for spreading the coronavirus, a UN panel of independent rights experts said on Thursday.

RT (2020-10-01). Sturgeon slams Westminster over reports that UK government plans to hold asylum seekers on Scottish Islands. rt.com Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has taken to Twitter to promise "the strongest possible opposition" to reports that Westminster is considering the Outer Hebrides as a "holding pen" for asylum seekers. | Sources told The Sun on Wednesday that Westminster was considering the Outer Hebrides as a one of a number of offshore locations for the processing of asylum seekers following a surge in migrants crossing the English Channel in 2020. | The reports were met with fierce criticism from the first minister, who tweeted: | They can rest assured that any proposal to treat human beings like cattle in a holding…

Joe Sims (2020-10-01). We know what we have to do: #VoteAgainst Fascism and dump Trump. peoplesworld.org Tuesday night's debate proved that the Communist Party's #VoteAgainstFascism slogan is exactly right. For an hour and a half, Trump launched (in classic German Nazi fashion) a blitzkrieg; that is, he attempted to roll over his opponent with overwhelming verbal force. He bullied and blustered, he shouted and shamed, he lied and leered in a …

Eds. (2020-10-01). The key to Viet Nam's successful COVID-19 response. mronline.org There were less than 400 cases of infection across the country during that period, most of them imported, and zero deaths, a remarkable accomplishment considering the country's population of 96 million people and the fact that it shares a 1,450 km land border with China.

Liberation Staff (2020-10-01). The socialist response to the 2020 presidential debate. liberationnews.org The Gloria La Riva/Sunil Freeman ticket stands for a new system — socialism — where the working class and oppressed hold economic and political power, and the needs of the people and the planet are planned for and guaranteed.

MEE correspondent (2020-10-01). Iranian press review: Tensions flare in Iraq and Iran over criticism of Sistani. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Tensions flare in Iraq and Iran over criticism of Sistani | Meanwhile, oil exports sharply increase despite US sanctions and three authors are jailed for 'propaganda against the state' | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 12: 58 | Mask-clad members of the Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary force stand near portraits of Sistani, left, and Soleimani, right (AFP) |

MEE staff (2020-10-01). Twitter removes 130 Iran-linked accounts during US presidential debate. middleeasteye.net Twitter removes 130 Iran-linked accounts during US presidential debate | Social media giant says accounts all appeared to originate in Iran and were identified based on FBI intelligence | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 17: 06 | Last year, Twitter removed almost 5,000 accounts it said were linked to Iranian government (AFP/File photo) | Twitter says it removed 130 accounts linked to Iran that were "attempting to disrupt the…

Jordan Davidson (2020-10-01). Climate crisis gets only 10 minutes at end of presidential debate. peoplesworld.org The first presidential debate seemed like it would end without a mention of the climate crisis when moderator Chris Wallace brought it up at the end of the night for a segment that lasted roughly 10 minutes. The raucous event in Cleveland, Ohio was notable for President Donald's Trump's constant interruptions and bullying behavior as he spoke over …

Especial para Mundo Popular (2020-10-01). Campañas legislativas de Arizona y Texas. peoplesworld.org Un análisis comparativo de las posiciones de los candidatos en el tema de inmigración. Arizona ha sido durante mucho tiempo un estado rojo, pero ahora tiene una buena oportunidad de cambiar a azul; es fundamental que trabajemos para lograr que los votantes jóvenes, los votantes Nativos y los votantes Latinos tengan el voto. Senado de …

Ragip Soylu (2020-10-01). Military hotline between Turkey and Greece established, Nato says. middleeasteye.net Military hotline between Turkey and Greece established, Nato says | The step comes as both countries decided to negotiate their differences in Istanbul in near future | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 16: 20 | A handout photo released by the Greek National Defence Ministry on 26 August shows ships of the Hellenic Navy taking part in a military exercise in the eastern Mediterranean Sea (AFP) | Nato has announced the es…

Maxximilian Seijo (2020-10-01). Money After Redlining with Rebecca Marchiel. mronline.org In this episode, Money on the Left hosts speak with Rebecca Marchiel, Assistant Professor of History at University of Mississippi, about her important new book, After Redlining: The Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation (University of Chicago Press, 2020). After Redlining tells the story of the anti-racist urban reinvestment movement in early …

Al Neal (2020-10-01). Wisconsin GOP loses legal bid to block absentee ballots. peoplesworld.org The first presidential debate descended into chaos and vitriol Tuesday night, Sept. 29, and fearfully gripped viewers nationwide for the things said and those left unsaid by Trump throughout his 90-minute tirade. And as the debate train wreck rolled on, 434 miles away a quiet legal battle was being waged in Wisconsin over absentee ballots and ballot …

MEE and agencies (2020-10-01). Coronavirus: Turkish government admits excluding asymptomatic cases from figures. middleeasteye.net Coronavirus: Turkish government admits excluding asymptomatic cases from figures | Revelation prompts outrage as Turkish Medical Association accuses government of 'hiding the facts' | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 09: 23 | The official number of daily coronavirus cases in Turkey have begun to decline in recent days after rising over the past several weeks (Reuters) | Doctors and politicians in Turkey…

MEE and agencies (2020-10-01). Legal group demands Israel end impunity for killing of Palestinian citizens. middleeasteye.net Legal group demands Israel end impunity for killing of Palestinian citizens | Adalah says public perception of Palestinians as the 'enemy' encourages deadly police violence | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 14: 48 | Four Palestinians pray in front of Israeli police at a street in Jerusalem's old city after they were prevented from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque compound for Friday prayers in October 2000 (…

Victor Grossman (2020-10-01). Thirty years unified Germany. mronline.org This Saturday many Germans, party leaders and media pundits above all, will recall October 3, 1990, when their dreams of a unified Germany became reality.

David Rovics (2020-10-01). The Next Steps in Eviction Defense. counterpunch.org A few thoughts on intentions, tactics, and building eviction defense networks Here in Portland, there are signs that the movement for Black lives and the movement for actually affordable housing are increasingly intersecting in all kinds of ways. Among the networks engaged in popular education and resistance organizing efforts around housing issues, you'll find groups

Mark Gruenberg (2020-10-01). Latest jobs data give the lie to Trump's 'great economy'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Some 18.16% of U.S. workers—almost one of every five—got state or federal jobless benefits in the latest week of available federal data, ending Sept. 12, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. That's 524,856 more people than in the week before, BLS's table showed. That increase in total unemployment aid beneficiaries does not count the 1,437,062 …

Chloé Benoist (2020-10-01). France temporarily detains relatives of citizens trapped in Syria camps. middleeasteye.net France temporarily detains relatives of citizens trapped in Syria camps | At least six people were arrested by anti-terrorism unit for sending funds to family members | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 17: 18 | A woman covers her face with a veil as she holds a manifest of names while sitting by children outside a tent at al-Roj camp, 30 September 2020 (AFP) | French authorities arrested at least six French citizen…

L. Ali Khan (2020-10-01). Pakistan's Mughal Syndrome. counterpunch.org In recent years, India has begun to view the Mughals and other Muslim dynasties before them, not as natives but invaders and colonizers. Hindutva's rise sees even Islam as a foreign religion and the Mughal monuments, including the Taj Mahal, as occupiers' relics. The 1947 partition takes on new meaning as India reincarnates Hindu glories whitewashing the Muslim rule.

Roberta Wood (2020-10-01). It's time to listen to Donald Trump. peoplesworld.org This time Donald Trump was telling the truth. We'd better listen when he tells us what he's going to do. Tuesday's debate revealed that Trump and his corporate supporters know that not only is he not able to win the votes of the majority of the American people, but he will not be able to …

MEE and agencies (2020-10-01). Lebanon and Israel agree to hold UN-mediated talks on border dispute. middleeasteye.net Lebanon and Israel agree to hold UN-mediated talks on border dispute | United States, which has welcomed the framework agreement, will act as facilitator during the discussions | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 14: 37 | A file picture taken on 5 September 2018 near the Rosh Hanikra border crossing in northern Israel, shows the Naqura Bay south of the Lebanese city of Tyre as seen behind a new wall on th…

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-10-01). Burning Thoughts on the Sonoma Fires. counterpunch.org The map shows the fires in Sonoma County, California, USA, during 2017-2020. These were/are all big. My mother had to evacuate in 2017, and stayed with us for 10 days. Today (28 September 2020), I went to get her and bring her here again. I monitor the internet to follow the progress of the fire

Raul Diego (2020-10-01). The Court of God: How a Catholic secret society took over SCOTUS. mronline.org With his latest SCOTUS nomination, Trump advances the designs of a clique of ultra-conservatives with ties to a Catholic secret society and Cold War stalwarts leading the U.S. to the brink of overt fascism.

Vijay Prashad — Pilar Troya (2020-10-01). How Ecuador's Democracy is Being Suffocated. counterpunch.org A recent poll showed that if Andrés Arauz Galarza were allowed to run in Ecuador's presidential election of 2021, he would win in the first round with 45.9 percent of the vote. The pollsters found that Arauz—who was the minister of knowledge and human talent from 2015 to 2017—wins across "all the social strata and regions of the country, with a slight weakness among the richest voters in the country."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-01). 34 million workers lost jobs in Latin America and Caribbean region due to pandemic: report. peoplesdispatch.org The International Labour Organization study based on nine major economies in Latin America and the Caribbean says there was a 21% contraction in working hours in the first three quarters of 2020…

The Alternative World (2020-10-01). Russian Defense Minister Reviews 5 Years Of Syria Operation. thealtworld.com September 30th, 2020, marked exactly 5 years since the beginning of the Russian operation in Syria. | It began after Damascus issued an official invitation for the Russian army to help the Syrian people and liberate the country from international terrorist groups. | On this day in 2015, the Federation Council gave its consent to Russian President Vladimir Putin to use the Russian Armed Forces in Syria. The decision was a response to the official appeal of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad."In the specified period, the situation in Syria turned out to be critical. The emerging situation threatened the defeat of…

Laura Paskus (2020-10-01). Fracking's Fall in the San Juan Basin. counterpunch.org Rancher Don Schreiber remembers San Juan County, New Mexico, in the 1950s, when its largest city, Farmington, was a company town. That company, El Paso Natural Gas, ran everything from the wells to the gas stations. It donated money to 4-H and the hospital; it pitched in to build Little League fields and the first

Yixia Cai — Shawn Fremstad (2020-10-01). Housing Affordability and Insecurity Before and During the Pandemic. counterpunch.org Over the last two decades, the percentage of households that rent has risen as has the percentage of renter households who are burdened by housing costs. Today, most low-income renters and low-income homeowners spend more than half of their income on housing. Housing insecurity has increased since the beginning of the pandemic, particularly among Black

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-10-01). Democracy: It's Not Dark Yet, But It's Getting There. counterpunch.org Ever since the Nobel Peace prize-winning President Barack Obama had the audacity to hire as his press secretary someone with the forked-tongued name Josh Earnest (can you say, oxymoron?) back in 2014, I've given up on the hope that executive administrations will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth ever again. Obama worked the Press. The uproarious Jonas Brothers drone joke, followed by the knee-slapping drive-by shootings of American citizens overseas a year later, turning Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16 year old son, into drone meat. Or the drone double taps: first their weddings, then their fu…

MEE staff (2020-10-01). US lawsuit challenges Trump's sanctions against ICC. middleeasteye.net US lawsuit challenges Trump's sanctions against ICC | Rights group and law professors are suing the administration to block US measures against International Criminal Court | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 21: 15 | President Donald Trump during a visit to US troops in Afghanistan in November 2019 (AFP/File Photo) | A human rights group, along with four law professors, have filed a lawsuit against the US President Donald Tr…

RT (2020-10-01). You'll be executed first, Twitter's woke ex-CEO tells tech businessmen who wish to steer clear of politics. rt.com People on Twitter think its former CEO has called for the execution of his political opponents, after Dick Costolo warned that "me-first capitalists" will face firing squads during "the revolution." | Costolo, a veteran tech entrepreneur who ran Twitter between 2010 and 2015, poured some gasoline on the fire of an argument currently underway in Silicon Valley. People in IT are debating whether corporations should be engaged in social justice activism and allow political discourses in their workspaces. | "Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people line…

RT (2020-10-01). DOJ charges hundreds doctors & nurses in massive $6bn 'healthcare fraud' and opioid bust. rt.com The US Department of Justice has announced charges for nearly 350 suspects in a sweeping bust linked to healthcare fraud. Among them are scores of medical professionals accused of scamming federal programs and private insurers. | The DOJ went public with the nationwide takedown on Wednesday, saying it had filed charges against 345 defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers. | "These defendants have been charged with submitting more than $6 billion in false and fraudulent claims to federal health care programs and private insurers," the departmen…

RT (2020-10-01). US Senate committee approves subpoenaing heads of Twitter, FB & Google for hearing on tech firms' legal immunity. rt.com The US Senate Commerce Committee has unanimously agreed to subpoena the CEOs of Twitter, Google and Facebook to attend a hearing on the legal immunity enjoyed by internet companies over user content. | The committee's decision on Thursday comes after it failed to reach agreement with the companies to send their respective chief execs Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg voluntarily. | The hearing centers around potential reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which offers tech companies protection from liability over content posted online by their users. | "No provider or user of a…

RT (2020-10-01). And the medal goes to… Sexism! Oppression-olympics poster valorizing Hillary Clinton goes viral, boggling Internet's mind. rt.com The online community has ridiculed a 2014 political poster that uses the n-word and b-word repeatedly and seeks to prove racism ended with Barack Obama's presidency, while sexism has remained unchallenged throughout US history. | The art project, titled 'Words Matter' and designed by Yue Chen, went viral on Wednesday, after it grabbed users' attention for having the n-word typed over it some fourteen times.

RT (2020-10-01). SpaceX aborts Falcon 9 flight 18 SECONDS before rocket's launch — ground sensors blamed. rt.com A launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket was abruptly aborted just moments before lift-off, after registering abnormal readings on its ground sensors. The mission was set to deliver a new batch of Starlink satellites into orbit. | Launch time was set for Thursday morning local time at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon 9 was loaded with the 13th batch of Starlink satellites. | The launch, however, was pulled just 18 seconds before lift-off, when the space company registered what is known as "an out of family ground system sensor reading." | Standing down from today's Starlink mission due to an out of fami…

RT (2020-10-01). Gov. Newsom approves task force on 'slavery reparations' as taxpayers wonder how 'broke' California will foot the bill. rt.com California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has approved the creation of a task force to examine paying reparations to the descendants of slaves, the first such proposal ever passed by a state government. | Newsom signed AB 3121 into law on Wednesday, creating a nine-member task force to study possible reparations for black Americans. While the governor lamented that the legislation hadn't been passed "decades ago," he hailed the bill for establishing a "paradigm that we hope will be resonant all across the United States." | "This is not just about California, this is about making an impact, and a dent, acro…

RT (2020-10-01). You'll be executed first, Twitter's woke ex-CEO tell tech businessmen who wish to steer clear of politics. rt.com People on Twitter think its former CEO has called for the execution of his political opponents, after Dick Costolo warned that "me-first capitalists" will face firing squads during "the revolution." | Costolo, a veteran tech entrepreneur who ran Twitter between 2010 and 2015, poured some gasoline on the fire of an argument currently underway in Silicon Valley. People in IT are debating whether corporations should be engaged in social justice activism and allow political discourses in their workspaces. | "Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people line…

RT (2020-10-01). Take the jab or lose your job: Medical journal calls for a MANDATORY Covid vaccine, says 'noncompliance should incur a penalty'. rt.com With half the US population reportedly unwilling to submit to an experimental Covid-19 shot, a new scientific paper has shed light on how state health authorities might enforce compliance with vaccine mandates. | Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, the The writers acknowledge that…

RT (2020-10-01). Memory sticks used to program voting machines STOLEN in Philadelphia, but city says election is just fine. rt.com Authorities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania admitted that a laptop and several memory sticks used to program voting machines were stolen from a warehouse, but insisted that the integrity of the election is not in question. | Election officials scrambled to investigate the theft from an East Falls warehouse and make sure the machines would not be compromised on election day, after city authorities confirmed the theft to the

Mike Walter (2020-10-01). The Heat: U.S. Presidential Debate. america.cgtn.com Trailing in the polls, the president plowed through the debate rules, interrupting both the moderator and his opponent in an aggressive attempt to win new voters and solidify his base.

RT (2020-10-01). Russian combat strength is at post-USSR peak after decade of investment, says military industry bankrolled British think tank. rt.com A Western weapons-industry funded think tank claims Russia's military capability is at its strongest since the Cold War period, and its forces are better equipped and more professional after ten years of investment and reform. | The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), says Russia's modernization and recent combat experience means it now has a highly capable army. It is worth noting that the organisation is funded by the likes of Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Raytheon and Boeing: All of whom have a vested business interest in promoting the idea of threats to Western military hegemony. | "Today…

RT (2020-10-01). Russia's FSB detains Siberian nuclear scientist suspected of passing classified technologies & state secrets to China. rt.com A Russian physicist is being accused of divulging state secrets, after conducting research at a physics lab in China. He couldn't return to his work there due to Covid rules and had recently been working at Tomsk State University. | The Urals-based news site Znak identified the suspect as 64-year-old nuclear physicist Alexander Lukanin. Znak reported that Lukanin was arrested for disclosing classified information belonging to the Russian government, but there has been no official confirmation of this. The outlet also reported that the scientist is currently in a pre-trial detention centre, and that the FSB has…

RT (2020-10-01). Governor of Russia's remote & frozen far-eastern peninsula of Kamchatka plans to lift local mood with 'Ministry of Happiness'. rt.com Pharrell Williams would surely approve: the governor of the vast, but remote and sparsely populated Kamchatka region has proposed setting up a Ministry of Happiness to lift the mood on the wet and windy weather-beaten promontory. | Kamchatka, the size of the United Kingdom, with a population smaller than that of Malta, is snowbound for half the year, and has a climate ranging from subarctic in the south to polar in the north. Now, Governor Vladimir Solodov plans to get locals smiling, against the odds. The move forms part of wider reforms to government agencies on the peninsula. | In a statement on the Kamchat…

RT (2020-10-01). Dublin confident on EU-UK free-trade deal as London set to renege on Withdrawal Agreement. rt.com Irish deputy PM Leo Varadkar says he expects Britain and the EU to complete a no-quota, no-tariff, free-trade Brexit deal, as Westminster plays hardball over Northern Ireland. | In an interview published on Thursday in The Currency, Varadkar claimed that an EU-UK free-trade deal is still achievable. | I still think there will be a deal. It will be no quotas, no tariffs, some form of minimum standards and control on state aid and fishing, | The UK remains Ireland's biggest trading partner and the introduction of tariffs and quotas is likely to impair the prosperity of both parties. Dublin has recently dropped t…

RT (2020-10-01). One in 200 in England has Covid-19, but growth of new cases 'may have slowed' — new study. rt.com A large-scale study has showed that the UK government's efforts to control the pandemic may be working, as those infected are passing the virus on to fewer people. However, the overall number of infections has increased. | Researchers from Imperial College London tested more than 80,000 volunteers between September 18 and 26. The results, compiled by the polling organization Ipsos MORI, showed the infections had "increased substantially across all age groups and areas of the country." | More than one in 200 people in England has Covid-19, the study concluded. This is a higher figure than that produced via the…

RT (2020-10-01). EU will negotiate divorce with Britain 'until bitter end,' bloc's parliament president says. rt.com The EU will negotiate with the UK "until the bitter end," the head of the bloc's parliament David Sassoli has said. The talks have been in turmoil since London introduced new legislation that would breach the withdrawal agreement. | The lawmaker also said he felt "sad" about London's move to undermine the Brexit agreement, insisting it should honor the earlier deals reached. | "Britain has to respect previous deals or we won't make any progress," Sassoli said, during a press conference on Thursday. "The EU will negotiate with Britain until the bitter end." | The already-turbulent Brexit saga took a new twist e…

RT (2020-10-01). Could they be blocked? Russia refuses to grant extension to Facebook & Twitter over demand to store citizens' data inside country. rt.com Russia has changed its mind about giving Facebook and Twitter extra time to fulfill the legal requirement of moving their servers. The law states that data on Russian users is required to be stored inside the country's borders. | According to newspaper RBK, it was previously thought that the two tech giants, as well as some other companies, would be given until October 30, 2022 to comply. Instead, the government has decided only to grant delays to companies that sell airplane tickets, leaving everyone else scrambling to find a Russian server. | According to a Russian law passed in 2015, websites with data on R…

RT (2020-10-01). 'Like father, like son': Twitter up in arms after Boris Johnson's dad gets caught violating new strict mask guidelines. rt.com UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father has taken heat on social media after he was photographed shopping without a mask. The PM just recently updated the strict mask-wearing rules amid an uptick in Covid-19 cases. | Stanley Johnson, 80, was "caught red-handed" by the Daily Mirror, which published photos of him casually shopping without a mask. By doing so, the author and former Tory politician had flouted the tougher rules on face coverings announced by his son last week. Amid the resurgence of Covid-19, Brits were ordered to wear masks in shops and malls, while the fines for breaking the regulations were do…

RT (2020-10-01). Czech PM challenges EU leaders to face up to bloc's shortfalls in handling coronavirus crisis. rt.com Czech PM Andrej Babis called on the EU leadership to discuss the European Union's lack of cooperation on the coronavirus issue, after his country faced a second wave of the pandemic and was forced to declare a state of emergency. | Cooperation between the EU's health authorities and coronavirus experts is effectively not working, Babis said, on his arrival in Brussels on Thursday for an EU summit. | "Now our country is facing the second wave. We were one of the best during the first wave, but now, of course, we're in a different situation and we don't want to shut down the economy anymore," he stated. | Babis…

RT (2020-10-01). Lebanon agrees 'framework' to negotiate on disputed maritime border with Israel — senior official. rt.com Lebanon is ready for US-mediated talks with Israel to resolve a long-standing maritime border dispute, the speaker of Lebanon's parliament, Nabih Berri, said. The two nations are technically in a state of war. | The talks will be held under the auspices of the United Nations, at a base near the UN-monitored boundary with Israel, known as the Blue Line, Berri told reporters on Thursday. The Lebanese military will lead the rare direct negotiations between the two nations, which will be mediated by the US. | "This is a framework agreement, and not a final one," Berri noted. | Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steini…

RT (2020-10-01). 'Don't wait on west': MP from Ukraine's largest opposition party urges Kiev to swallow pride & buy Russian coronavirus vaccine. rt.com A Ukrainian opposition MP has called for Kiev to start a dialogue with Moscow to purchase the Russian Covid-19 vaccine. Viktor Medvedchuk is an influential member of the pro-Russia and eurosceptic 'Opposition Platform' group. | Writing on the party website, Medvedchuk said he believes the country should buy the Russian vaccine, Sputnik V, instead of making deals with Western companies for vaccines which don't exist yet. | "Russia has already received applications from 50 countries, including from the CIS, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America," Medvedchuk wrote. "If the Ukrainian government is going…

RT (2020-10-01). UK govt seeking to avoid national lockdown to 'stop unemployment in millions' — minister. rt.com The UK government is seeking to avoid a full national lockdown to save jobs, Environment Secretary George Eustice has said, after 700,000 people became unemployed during the Covid-19 crisis. | "I've not seen any projections of four million [unemployed materializing] but certainly we know that there are some 700,000 extra people that are already unemployed," Eustice told Sky on Thursday. "It's for precisely that reason that we are trying to avoid full lockdown." | The Office for Budget Responsibility forecast in July that unemployment in Britain would peak at 11.9 percent in the last quarter of 2020, which is e…

RT (2020-10-01). 'Put the proof on prime time TV, you have my permission': Navalny to sue Putin's spokesman over CIA allegation. rt.com A dramatic day of verbal hostility has led to Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny announcing his intent to sue President Vladimir Putin's spokesman. The threat came after the Kremlin accused Navalny of working with the CIA. | Germany's Der Spiegel magazine published a sensational interview with Navalny on Thursday, in which the anti-corruption activist, who is recovering in Berlin from a suspected poisoning, says "I assert that Putin is behind [the crime], I don't see any other explanation." | In response to these comments, Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov dropped a bombshell, telling reporters the M…

RT (2020-10-01). 'You cannot lock down everybody': Madrid leaders oppose Spanish govt's plan to lock down capital. rt.com Conservative-led authorities in the Madrid region on Thursday criticized the Spanish government's plan to confine the capital city in an effort to tackle a surge in Covid-19 cases. | Announcing its plan late on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said the central government was overriding regional authorities to impose a lockdown of the city of over 3 million people in the coming days. Nine surrounding municipalities with populations of at least 100,000 each will also be included in the plan. | "You cannot lock down everybody," regional chief Isabel Diaz Ayuso said, speaking on esRadio. "I'm sure the Madrid plan is…

RT (2020-10-01). Navalny 'is working with CIA': Kremlin makes explosive allegation after opposition figure blames Putin for alleged poisoning. rt.com Western intelligence agencies — in particular, agents from the American CIA — are working with Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, Vladimir Putin's spokesman alleged on Thursday. | "Probably, it is not the patient [Navalny] who works for the Western special services, but that the Western intelligence services work with him, this would be more correct (to say)" Dmitry Peskov explained. "I can even be specific – these days, specialists from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States of America are working with him." | The bombshell allegation comes just hours after Navalny claim…

RT (2020-10-01). Covid-19 infecting our DREAMS, says study — and researchers claim it hints at 'some form of SHARED MINDSCAPE'. rt.com Many of us consider it a living nightmare and, now, new research proves the Covid-19 pandemic is invading our dreams too. Moreover, it concludes that the similar themes of its test subjects' dreams point to a "shared" mindscape. | Researchers in Finland used artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze the recent dreams of several hundred people, details of which had been recorded on a database. They found that Covid-19 had 'infected' over half the dreams that the participants described as 'bad'. The resulting

RT (2020-10-01). UK govt report claims Huawei security failings pose long-term risk, but company says defects not linked to 'China interference'. rt.com UK security officials were not convinced by China's Huawei Technologies that the security risks of using its products in Britain can be adequately managed in the long term, a government report said. | The Chinese company could only give "limited assurance" that risks to UK networks could be sufficiently mitigated from a long-term perspective, the report released on Thursday said. It cited "continued problems" with engineering and security practices at Huawei. | A government-led board, which includes officials from Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), signaled that the intelligence agency st…

RT (2020-10-01). 'Life on Venus' plot thickens as new discovery indicates NASA may have found phosphine as far back as 1978, but didn't realize it. rt.com Researchers poring over archives from previous missions to Venus claim that NASA may have first detected phosphine signatures (indicating potential microbial life) back in 1978, and they just went unnoticed for the past 42 years. | On September 14, the world was rocked by the announcement that phosphine, a toxic gas that might indicate microbial life, had been detected in the clouds above Venus. There are no known natural processes that might explain the volume of the gas found. | While it's still too early to definitively state there is life on Venus producing the gas, the bombshell announcement briefly wrest…

MEE and agencies (2020-10-01). UAE police chief accused of torture 'frontrunner for top Interpol job'. middleeasteye.net UAE police chief accused of torture 'frontrunner for top Interpol job' | Nasser Ahmed al-Raisi, accused of serious human rights abuses, could be named Interpol president in December | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 14: 26 | UAE police chief Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi (L), pictured in 2018 (Wikicommons) | A United Arab Emirates security chief accused of presiding over the "torture" of a British student is at…

Ali Harb (2020-10-01). Khashoggi murder: US lawmakers pledge to push for accountability. middleeasteye.net Khashoggi murder: US lawmakers pledge to push for accountability | Speaking at event commemorating slain journalist, members of Congress slam Trump for 'forfeiting responsibility' to protect human rights | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 17: 10 | Tom Malinowski, Ro Khanna, Chris Van Hollen and Tim Kaine (L-R) spoke at POMED event honouring Khashoggi ahead of murder anniversary (AFP/File photo) | On the eve of the second annive…

MBNJSD (2020-10-01). Two Years After Khashoggi's Murder, Why is America Still an Accomplice to MBS's Crimes? dissidentvoice.org Trump holds a chart of weapon sales as he welcomes Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office, March 20, 2018. (Photo: Reuters) Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered on October 2, 2018 by agents of Saudi Arabia's despotic government, and the CIA concluded they killed him on direct orders from Saudi Crown Prince …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-10-01). Debate aftermath: Most GOP leaders not running from Trump on white supremacy. peoplesworld.org Even as a few Republican leaders slammed Oval Office occupant Donald Trump's presidential debate endorsement of the white nationalist Proud Boys and similar racists, other patterns in the aftermath of his statement are emerging. The first is from Trump himself. He tried to excuse his endorsement by telling reporters "I don't know who the Proud …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-10-01). As Trump pushes hate, Pelosi pushes relief for a besieged nation. peoplesworld.org

Global Research News (2020-10-01). Selected Articles: The 2020 Election: Nothing Will Change. globalresearch.ca By The Western European democratic revolutions of the late eighteenth century sought to establish more just societies through replacement of monarchies with …

yenisafak (2020-10-01). Turkish cross-border, peacekeeping missions up for extension. yenisafak.com Turkey's parliament is due to consider a motion extending authorization to launch cross-border anti-terrorist operations in northern Iraq and Syria, as well as deploy peacekeeping forces to the countries of Lebanon, Mali, and the Central African Republic.The motion, submitted on Thursday by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, would allow the Turkish military to carry out cross-border operations in northern Iraq and Syria for another year, from Oct. 30, 2020 until Oct. 30, 2021.The motion states that Turkey places great importance on protecting Iraq's territorial integrity, national unity, and stability."

Peter Koenig (2020-10-01). The Insanity of "Sustainability". Towards "Global Capitalism Painted Green" globalresearch.ca "Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War" — Plato | This wisdom is as valid today as it was 2,500 years ago. Wars go on and on. They are exactly the anti-dote of sustainability. Though, they may be the …

Peter Koenig (2020-10-01). "The Vaccine Should be Tested on Politicians First. If They Survive, the Vaccine Is Safe. If They Don't, Then the Country Is Safe." globalresearch.ca Polish Author, Monika Wisniewska, suggests that "The vaccine should be tested on politicians first. If they survive, the vaccine is safe. If they don't, then the country is safe". | Sounds like a joke, but it isn't. It is dead-serious. One …

Phyllis Bennis (2020-10-01). The Pentagon Took Money for PPE and Bought Weapons. zcomm.org Make no mistake: The Trump administration's heartlessness and militarism are costing lives…

Phyllis Bennis (2020-10-01). The Pentagon Took Money for Covid-19 Relief and Bought… More Weapons. commondreams.org The Trump administration took $1 billion in stimulus funds that were supposed to go towards making masks and other protective equipment for the pandemic — and gave most of it to weapons manufacturers. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS repost (2020-10-01). Trump's Operation Dictatorship: What the debate exposed. indybay.org Joseph Kishore, the Socialist Equality Party US presidential candidate and David North, the Socialist Equality Party US national chairman explain how the White House is the center of a fascistic conspiracy to overturn the Constitution and establish a presidential dictatorship– and what must be done to avert it. Clue: it will not be voting for Biden.

pip.hinman (2020-10-01). Socialist councillor: 'To be effective you have to work like a good union delegate'. greenleft.org.au

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-01). A Trump Regime Middle East October Surprise Coming? globalresearch.ca Trailing Biden by an average of 6.8 points — according to Real Clear Politics as of late September — do Trump strategists intend an October surprise to improve his reelection prospects? | On Monday in response to phony US Middle East …

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-01). Russia vs. US Imperial Aims in Syria. globalresearch.ca Former NATO commander General Wesley Clark earlier explained that the US underwent a post-9/11 transformation. A "policy coup" occurred. | With no public debate or acknowledgement, hardliners in Washington usurped power. | Days after 9/11, Clark learned from Pentagon commanders that plans …

WSWS (2020-10-01). The ultra-right background of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. wsws.org Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a protegée of arch-reactionary Antonin Scalia, would significantly shift the court in the direction of religious obscurantism and political repression.

news.un (2020-10-01). Annual report: Pandemic recovery must be measured in 'human rather than economic terms'. news.un.org We must "commit" to building a more inclusive and sustainable world, the UN chief underscored in his annual report on the Work of the Organization, launched on Thursday.

Fight Back (2020-10-01). Minneapolis: Supporters join Matthew Rupert to fight arson charges stemming from uprising. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota Uprising Arrestee Support (MUAS) and other Twin Cities residents joined Matthew Rupert in court September 30 as he continues to fight federal arson charges stemming from this summer's rebellion. Supporters stood behind Rupert in court to demand the charges against Rupert and all uprising defendants be dropped. | The highlight of the hearing was the testimony of FBI Special Agent Stephens who is the FBI's weapons of mass destruction coordinator. Stephens testified that no weapons of mass destruction were used during the uprising except for, perhaps, the CS gas used by law enforcemen…

Michael Jansen (2020-10-01). Can the World Tolerate Another Four Years of Donald Trump? globalresearch.ca Good news or bad, he dominates the headlines and front pages of newspapers, he leads tele-vision coverage, and populates the shelves of book shops. He doesn't seem to mind what is said about him as long as he is in …

Editor (2020-10-01). Will the 2020 Election Be Decided in the Streets? scheerpost.com Anthony Crider / CC BY 2.0] By John Feffer / TomDispatch The white mobs didn't care whom they killed as long as the victims were Black. They murdered people in public with guns and rocks. They set fire to houses and slaughtered families trying to escape the flames. In East St. Louis in July 1917, white vigilantes lynched Blacks with impunity. It was the prelude to what civil rights activist James… |

WSWS (2020-10-01). Stop the spread of COVID-19! Build rank-and-file safety committees to save lives! Prepare a nationwide strike to close unsafe schools! wsws.org Hundreds of thousands of middle and high school students in New York City are being sent back to classrooms for in-person instruction today as the pandemic continues to spread throughout the school system and the city.

Prof. Charles McKelvey (2020-10-01). The Unfinished People's Revolution: From Philadelphia to Havana, and Back Again. globalresearch.ca The Western European democratic revolutions of the late eighteenth century sought to establish more just societies through replacement of monarchies with republics and the elimination of hereditary class distinctions between nobles and commoners. This dynamic reflected the interests of the …

ACLU (2020-10-01). At the Polls, Episode 3: The Role of the Courts in Election 2020. aclu.org Election Day is fast approaching, and while we're doing everything we can to prepare, some questions remain unanswered. , , Dale Ho, director of the ACLU Voting Rights Project, and University of Michigan law professor Leah Litman join the Election years are always busy for the ACLU…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-10-01). Russia-Turkey Agreement over Idlib Faces Collapse. globalresearch.ca Hayat Tahir Sham (HTS), formerly known as Jibhat al Nusra, the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, began demanding the evacuation of civilians in Agrabat in the Idlib province recently, or they would be moved by force. HTS is supported by …

Linda Morris (2020-10-01). Safe at Home: Fighting Against Sexual Harassment in Housing. aclu.org Rita, a single mother, was desperate to find an affordable home in Palm Beach County, Florida, after suffering a foreclosure a few years earlier. After searching for some time, she finally found an apartment within her price range but there was one huge problem: Soon after she moved in, the property manager began to sexually harass her., , He took advantage of Rita's financial circumstances — and his position of power over her — to extort sexual acts from her in exchange for reduced rent. The harassment escalated, as he tracked her whereabouts, monitored her guests, and installed surveillance came…

Public Citizen (2020-10-01). Trump's Corporate Bailout Spurs $100 Billion Fossil Fuel Borrowing Binge. globalresearch.ca Trump Administration's Corporate Bailouts Aided Failing Fossil Fuel Companies; Stands in Contrast to Lack of COVID-19 Assistance for Ailing American Families | *** | Oil and gas companies have issued nearly $100 billion in new bonds since the Trump administration's COVID-19 corporate …

Meredith Ayan (2020-10-01). Across the globe, Covid-19 puts animal shelters in crisis. nationofchange.org While pet foster and adoption rates soar in New York and many parts of the U.S., globally, the situation is much direr.

teleSUR (2020-10-01). Venezuela Rejects EU Conditions To Monitor Upcoming Elections. telesurenglish.net The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, described as inadmissible the conditions that the European Union (EU) requested from his country to send a mission to monitor the parliamentary elections on December 6. | RELATED: | On Sept. 30, the EU asked to postpone the elections 6 months, arguing that conditions for a free, fair, and democratic electoral process do not exist. | "Venezuela regrets the unfortunate…

WSWS (2020-10-01). JPMorgan pays $920 million settlement over illegal trades. wsws.org The bank's traders illegally manipulated metal and Treasury futures market in thousands of trades in a practice known as spoofing.

Eleanor J. Bader (2020-10-01). 'Pictures Are Remembered Better Than Words': Art Activism in the Age of Trump. progressive.org A new book highlights how visual artists have responded to the Trump Administration's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration, racial injustice, and the climate crisis.

_____ (2020-10-01). What The A-Level Results Fiasco Revealed About This Government. truepublica.org.uk The short article below is by one of our media partners — Open Rights Group. It makes an extremely important point. It highlights the fact that the A-level fiasco was not just the fault of the government, it was the fault of an algorithm that the government decided it was not going to fix. It …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-10-01). Widespread Condemnation in Kentucky Grand Jury Cover-up of Breonna Taylor Police Killing. globalresearch.ca A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky has legally absolved of criminal responsibility the police officers, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cogrove, involved in the shooting death of 26-year old Breonna Taylor, who was gunned down in her home on March …

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-10-01). Americans demand climate change be a primary topic at 2020 presidential debates. nationofchange.org "The moderators of future debates should build on this foundation and investigate the candidates' divergent plans on the climate crisis."

WSWS (2020-10-01). For a London-wide strike to oppose the threat to life from COVID-19! wsws.org We cannot allow a re-run of March, April and May when 33 colleagues died because of deliberate neglect by Transport for London, the bus companies and Unite.

Matt Sedlar (2020-10-01). Trump's Approach to a Coronavirus Vaccine May Leave America Behind. cepr.net New York Daily News See article on original site As with everything else, Donald Trump likes to boast about how quickly we are moving toward developing a coronavirus vaccine. By historic standards, he has a case. We may have a vaccine through the final Phase 3 tests and approved by the Food and Drug Administration …

WSWS (2020-10-01). Bailed-out US airlines escalate attack on jobs. wsws.org After receiving billions in grants, no-interest loans and Fed bond purchases through the bipartisan CARES Act, major US airlines and aerospace companies are moving forward with tens of thousands of layoffs.

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-10-01). In face of government threats, Zimbabwe's teachers continue to stay off work. peoplesdispatch.org Teachers in Zimbabwe whose salaries have declined from the equivalent of US$550 to a mere US$30-35 over the past two years launched a protest on Monday. The government has threatened to replace them…

Randy Hillier (2020-10-01). Video: Faulty Covid-19 PCR Testing Procedure Triggers False Positives: Ontario MP Randy Hillier. globalresearch.ca Randy Hillier, (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston) questioned the Premier on concerns being raised all over the world about the reliability of PCR tests for COVID. | "We know high false positive rates are due to high CTs (cycle thresholds) and Canadian and world …

news.un (2020-10-01). Deterring 'atrocious crimes' contributes to development: International Criminal Court President. news.un.org Deterring genocides, armed conflicts and other atrocious crimes supports sustainable development says the President of the UN-backed International Criminal Court (ICC) Chile Eboe-Osuji.

Robert S. Becker (2020-10-01). Still time to support mobilize-the-vote Progressive activism, keys to winning close races. nationofchange.org The battle is on and time remains to make a difference. Pick from the wide range of progressive activism what works for your life and checkbook.

WSWS (2020-10-01). Four US school employees and two college students killed by COVID-19 this week. wsws.org At least 30 school teachers and staff have died from COVID-19 since late July, when schools began to reopen en masse, sending millions back into unsafe classrooms across the US.

WSWS (2020-10-01). Bridgestone, Total shut plants as COVID-19 layoffs sweep Europe. wsws.org After receiving billions of euros from the public purse in the form of European Union bailouts, European corporations are drastically cutting jobs.

teleSUR (2020-10-01). Argentina: Young Missing Person Died of Suffocation. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) Thursday revealed that Facundo Astudillo, the young man whose disappearance is attributed to the Buenos Aires police, was drowned. | RELATED: | The results of the biological study carried out determined the presence of a significantly high number of microscopic algae remains, which match with those collected in the environmental water and sediment samples taken where the body was…

WSWS (2020-10-01). Massive fire at Ohio auto parts plant threatens jobs and livelihoods of workers. wsws.org Employees were able to evacuate safely but many now face uncertain employment.

Eric Zuesse (2020-10-01). Write-In Bernie Sanders for U.S. President. globalresearch.ca After the first U.S. Presidential nominees' debate, which occurred on September 29th, it is clear that America's two mainstream political Parties failed disastrously to provide the nation's voters with adequate options for the U.S. Presidency. Trump is a proven failure …

Jim Miles (2020-10-01). Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda. "Hatemonger" globalresearch.ca Donald Trump was quite amazing, but considering his impact on current events domestically and globally probably not truly surprising. Unable to …

Michael Welch (2020-10-01). Coronavirus: Killer Virus or Common Flu? globalresearch.ca First published on September 27, 2020 | "Implementation of the current draconian measures that are so extremely restrict fundamental rights can only be justified if there is reason to fear that a truly, exceptionally dangerous virus is threatening us. Do any …

Brett Heinz (2020-10-01). Election Interference in Latin America: A Growing Danger. cepr.net Many people in the US first became aware of the problem of election interference on social media when allegations emerged of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 US elections through the dissemination of "fake news" on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. But as we learn more about the phenomenon, it is becoming increasingly …

teleSUR (2020-10-01). Colombia: Ex-Senator Cordoba's Security Vehicle Is Attacked. telesurenglish.net Unidentified attackers Wednesday fired against the armored vehicle assigned to the security team of former presidential candidate and ex-Senator Piedad Cordoba in Bogota. | RELATED: | The member of the Liberal Party was not in that vehicle at the time of the attack, and therefore she is safe. | Although the event is still under investigation, Vice-Minister of Interior Daniel Palacios went ahead to say that it was just an attempted robbe…

teleSUR (2020-10-01). De Facto Regime Amplifies Crisis in Bolivia, Ex-Minister Says. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former Health Minister Gabriela Montaño Wednesday criticized the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez for bringing about a deep economic, political, and social crisis. | RELATED: | She pointed out that this Andean country faces also a health crisis given that the U.S.-backed government mishandled the pandemic, which resulted in 135,311 COVID-19 cases and 7,965 deaths so far. | Additionally, the accelerat…

Michael J. Talmo (2020-10-01). The Pandemic That Never Was. globalresearch.ca On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. When I think of this scary word it conjures up heartbreaking images of vast numbers of people suffering, precipitated into abysmal poverty. The WHO used to agree with …

Colin Todhunter (2020-10-01). Bt Cotton in India is a GMO Template for a 'Monumental Irreversible Catastrophe'. counterpunch.org Cotton is the only genetically modified (GM) crop that has been officially approved in India and has been cultivated (illegally then legally) in the country for more than 20 years. Although GM mustard has been approved for commercial cultivation by India's apex regulatory body for GM crops (the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, GEAC), a public

teleSUR (2020-10-01). Ecuador: 'Union for Hope' Continues in the Presidential Race. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) accepted on Wednesday night a legal appeal that gives Andres Arauz and Carlos Rabascall 48 hours to register their candidacies for the presidency and vice-presidency, respectively. | RELATED: | "With just 3 votes to 2, Ecuador's electoral council chose democracy over dictatorship. Arauz will be on the ballot! Thank you to all those who defended the right of the Ecuadorian pe…

Matt Sedlar (2020-10-01). The Debate We Had vs. the Debate We Needed. cepr.net The American Prospect See article on original site We at the Revolving Door Project have a banal take on Tuesday's debate: Donald Trump was horrifying, Chris Wallace overmatched and too Fox Newsy, Joe Biden decent but ineloquent. But we do have an idiosyncratic take on presidential debates themselves: We believe they should be about who …

news.un (2020-10-01). Central African Republic: elections are 'unique opportunity' for peace – Guterres. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General has called for parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) to prioritize national dialogue and consensus-building ahead of elections scheduled to begin in December.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-01). Trump administration to cut refugee admission under the guise of COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org The new cuts in refugee admission planned for the year 2021 will be a historic low for the United States and in line with the administration's anti-immigration policy…

Brett Wilkins (2020-10-01). Watch: Katie Porter, squad members eviscerate big pharma CEOs over 'exorbitant' drug prices. nationofchange.org "To recap here: The drug didn't get any better, the cancer patients didn't get any better, you just got better at making money—you just refined your skills at price gouging."

teleSUR (2020-10-01). Cuba Slams US for Discrediting Its Medical Cooperation. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Wednesday condemned "pressure and blackmail" from the U.S. government against the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). | RELATED: | "The Ministry denounces a spurious and mendacious evaluation that is being prepared by and for the aggressive purposes of the United States in its eagerness to discredit Cuba's international cooperation," the ministry said in a statement. | The F…

news.un (2020-10-01). COVID-19 underscores need to deliver on promise of landmark women's rights conference. news.un.org Unless countries act now, the COVID-19 pandemic could erase recent "fragile progress" towards gender equality, the UN Secretary-General warned on Thursday, urging governments to put women at the centre of recovery and response.

WSWS (2020-10-01). A muse of postwar France: singer and actress Juliette Gréco (1927-2020). wsws.org Singer and actress Juliette Gréco's considerable achievements are bound up inextricably with the problems of postwar French intellectual and cultural life.

Black Alliance for Peace (2020-10-01). Black Alliance for Peace: International Day of Action on AFRICOM. globalresearch.ca We demand: | The complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Africa, | The demilitarization of the African continent, | The closure of U.S. bases throughout the world, and | The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) oppose U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conduct hearings on AFRICOM's …

WSWS (2020-10-01). Ukrainian miners strike for better pay and conditions in defiance of the unions. wsws.org Workers at the Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Company are carrying out a courageous strike in defiance of the union that puts them into direct conflict with the country's entire ruling class.

Mac Slavo (2020-10-01). Military Personnel Outnumber Civilian Scientists in US Vaccine Program. globalresearch.ca Military personnel outnumber civilian scientists in the United States government's Operation Warp Speed vaccine program. With the military so heavily involved in the distribution of this vaccine, is it any surprise that most Americans don't want anything to do with …

Robert Fantina (2020-10-01). The 2020 Election: Nothing Will Change. globalresearch.ca With the first of three scheduled presidential debates (aka brawl) between President Donald Trump and his opponent, former vice-president Joe Biden, now history, the pundits will fall all over themselves to determine what it all means. Who won? Did …

WSWS (2020-10-01). Evasions, anti-Russian demagogy at Comey hearing before US Senate. wsws.org The former FBI director claimed dozens of times not to be aware of the details of the initial stages of the 2016 investigation into Trump and Russia.

WSWS (2020-10-01). Protest strikes in German public sector and local transport. wsws.org As part of the collective bargaining round for 2.3 million public sector workers, protest strikes are currently taking place in day-care centres and hospitals, town halls, government offices, savings banks, refuse companies and elsewhere.

teleSUR (2020-10-01). Biodiversity Summit Ends Without Offering Strong Solutions. telesurenglish.net During the first United Nations Biodiversity Summit, the representatives of the attending countries recognized the existence of an enormous global environmental crisis, but they did not offer concrete answers. The negotiation of a multilateral agreement on biodiversity with similar scope to the "Paris Agreement" is still pending. | RELATED: | According to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, human societies need to end…

WSWS (2020-10-01). Detroit City Council defies public opposition and renews facial recognition contract. wsws.org A majority of the council of nine Democrats voted to approve a two-year, $220,000 upgrade and maintenance contract with South Carolina-based DataWorks Plus.

Chad Hanson (2020-10-01). Beware Self-Serving Messengers: Logging Will Not Prevent Destructive Wildfires. counterpunch.org My community of Big Bear City, in the mountains east of Los Angeles, had a tense week recently. For a few nerve-racking days, the El Dorado fire, which has burned more than 20,000 acres in and around the San Bernardino National Forest, threatened to move our way. The fire had seen little movement in the

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-01). US announces fresh sanctions on war-ravaged Syria. peoplesdispatch.org The newly imposed unilateral sanctions by the US are likely to harm the Syrian government's efforts to rejuvenate the economy. Already existing EU and US sanctions are seen as among the main hurdles to the reconstruction process in Syria…

WSWS (2020-10-01). French Medical Association denounces official inaction on pandemic. wsws.org The herd immunity policy decided by President Emmanuel Macron raises the risk of another terrible spike in deaths, worse than last spring.

Richard McNeil Willson (2020-10-01). Are far right groups really just about spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation? zcomm.org Research finds that far right tactics are less about misinformation than looking for community support by highlighting societal inequalities…

Dean Baker (2020-10-01). CEO's Maximize CEO Pay, Not Shareholder Returns. zcomm.org There is considerable evidence that CEOs do not earn their $20 million pay, in the sense of providing $20 million in additional returns to shareholders, compared to the next schmuck down the line.

Julia Conley (2020-10-01). Analysis Warns Coney Barrett Confirmation Would 'Supercharge' GOP Agenda. zcomm.org "This nominee would be no friend to the small businesses and workers who continue to struggle during the ongoing public health and economic crises."

F. Douglas Stephenson (2020-10-01). Is it Time to end Profiteering on Public Health and Nationalize Big Pharma? zcomm.org The antidote is nationalization of the pharmaceutical industry, large increases in production of non-patent medications and ending monopolization by the Big Pharma industry…

Matt Bruenig (2020-10-01). The Racial Wealth Gap Is About the Upper Classes. zcomm.org Here's an idea: we should redistribute wealth from the largely white 1 percent to the poor and working class of all races — tackling both racial and class inequality simultaneously.

Robert Mackey (2020-10-01). Neo-Fascist Proud Boys Exult Over Trump Telling Them to "Stand By," Not Stand Down. zcomm.org Asked to tell white supremacists and militia groups to stay away from protests, the president told them to be on alert.

Taylor Griggs (2020-10-01). Can You Afford to Breathe in the Pacific Northwest? zcomm.org As climate change worsens wildfires each year, unhoused people in Oregon and Washington experience the worst of the smoke…

Laura Benshoff (2020-10-01). The BLM movement found support in red, rural Pa. What will it mean for voting? zcomm.org Nearly every day in early June, protesters turned out in Chambersburg's town square to protest the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. That was noteworthy, even to locals who had spent years pushing for racial justice in this south central Pennsylvania community…

Stephanie Mencimer (2020-10-01). It's Not Anti-Catholic to Ask Amy Coney Barrett About Her Religious Group "People of Praise" zcomm.org Before the TV show appeared, women leaders were referred to as "handmaids."

William rivers Pitt (2020-10-01). Tax Returns Show Trump Looting Treasury to Stave Off His Own Financial Disaster. zcomm.org The bragging "billionaire" blowhard president of the United States is more than a billion dollars in debt, and about half of that is coming due in the next few years…

_____ (2020-10-01). COVID-19 Cases Among Health Care Workers Under-Reported. popularresistance.org Fiana Tulip spent the last 10 weeks trying to figure out how her mother, a health care worker in Dallas, contracted and died of COVID-19. | Isabelle Papadimitriou, 64, was a respiratory therapist at the Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation. She died on July 4, one week after contracting the novel coronavirus. | Tulip said she learned after talking with her mother's colleagues and reading her journals and text messages that the hospital failed to alert her mother and other staff members at the rehabilitation center that one of the patients had tested positive for COVID-19.

_____ (2020-10-01). How Progressives Could Still Win The 21st Century. popularresistance.org Our era will be remembered for the triumphant march of authoritarianism in whose wake the vast majority of humanity have experienced unnecessary hardship and the planet's ecosystem has suffered avoidable climate destruction. | For a brief period — a period the British historian Eric Hobsbawm described as "the short 20th century" — establishment forces were united in dealing with challenges to their authority. It was a rare period in which the establishment had to face a variety of progressives, all seeking to change the world: social democrats, communists, self-management experiments, national liberat…

_____ (2020-10-01). Six Reflections On The Abolitionist Strike At The University Of Michigan. popularresistance.org Both within and outside of the frameworks of "permissive" bargaining, the desire and urgency to create a world centered around care cannot be granted by a university or union bureaucracy. Throughout the GEO strike, GEO's demands, and especially the anti-policing demands, were criticized for their "impossibility." It was impossible for a graduate workers union to demand cuts to a campus police budget, it was impossible to negotiate over campus police's role in making workplaces unsafe, it was impossible to ask a university to cut ties with local police and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

_____ (2020-10-01). Brazil's Landless Workers Persist Through Agroecology. popularresistance.org Just off one of the main highways that crosses the Brazilian state of Paraná, there's a narrow dirt road that's easy to miss if you're not looking for it. The road is bordered on both sides by corn, soy, and wheat. The landscape goes largely unchanged for eight miles until a worn-down sign informs visitors they have arrived in the Contestado Settlement—one of many large farming settlements belonging to the Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement—or the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST). | The settlement is structured like a village; further down the road lies a town square, a farmers' co…

_____ (2020-10-01). Fortress On A Hill: Understanding The War Industry. popularresistance.org Christian Sorenson stops by the podcast to discuss his new book "Understanding the War Industry", a detailed look at contracting within the U.S. military industrial complex and how its giant war chest gets funneled to an endless list of contractors, without question to its necessity or what could have been purchased in its place. | Everyone from libertarians to mainstream liberals to anarchists utters the words "military-industrial complex," often as a catchall for murky forces that press the U.S. government into war. But what is this complex?

DCFPTN (2020-10-01). Palantir Protests Make Business News. indybay.org Palantir's public offering is founded on the company's sales pitch that its software represents the ultimate tool of surveillance. The secretive company's history of working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and countries with questionable human rights records makes it a bad investment, say activists. Protests at the company's new and old headquarters are the subject of major media attention as the company makes its first public trades today.

BIPOC Liberation Collective (2020-10-01). Friday 10/2: BIPOC Liberation Bike Ride. indybay.org The Bike Church | 703 Pacific Ave (Enter on Spruce), Santa Cruz…

Robert Norse (2020-10-01). Growing Resistance to City Manager's Camp & FNB Sweep Threats. indybay.org Dozens of activists and volunteers gathered at 8 AM Monday morning in Parking Lot #27 on the 200th day of a SC Homeless Union COVID-19 Relief Center–created back in March at the Town Clock by the Union, Food Not Bombs [FNB], and Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom [HUFF] .

PFAWO (2020-10-01). Wednesday 9/30: The High Stakes of Rushed Nomination of Barrett to SCOTUS w/ Alliance for Justice & PFAW. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Labor Video Project (2020-10-01). San Leandro Hospital CNA Nurses Fight Covid, For PPE & Conditions For Nurses & Patients. indybay.org San Leandro Hospital nurse and chief CNA rep talks about the conditions at the hospital and the effect of Covid-19 on the workers and patients. She also discusses the role of the Alameda Board of Supervisors in supporting the union busting operations of Alameda Health Services which was set up by the Board to run the public health system.

Dan Bacher (2020-10-01). Reclamation extends comment period on Shasta Dam raise draft EIS to October 5. indybay.org "How would you feel if someone was coming to burn down your house, everyone knew it was going to happen, but no one — not even the people who are supposed to protect you — cared enough to stop it," said Marine Sisk, Chief Caleen Sisk's daughter, on Winnemem sacred sites that would be drowned by the proposed raise of Shasta Dam…

Santa Cruz News Network (2020-10-01). Sierra Club Endorses Brown, Hill, Kuhl and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org The Santa Cruz Group of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Alicia Kuhl, and Kayla Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election. Additionally, the Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club has endorsed John Leopold for Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, District 1.

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. (2020-10-01). Friday 10/2: Gathering to Celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg w/ Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence SF. indybay.org In-person: intersection of Market Street & Castro Street, San Francisco, CA | Online event livestream: www.facebook.com/SFSisters/

_____ (2020-10-01). America Is on the Road to Revolution. strategic-culture.org We have more in common with pre-Nazi Germany and pre-Soviet Russia than we think. | Rod DREHER | In 1951, six years after the end of World War II, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt published The Origins of Totalitarianism, in an attempt to understand how such radical ideologies of both left and right had seized the minds of so many in the 20th century. Arendt's book used to be a staple in college history and political theory courses. With the end of the Cold War 30 years behind us, who today talks about totalitarianism? Almost no one—and if they do, it's about Nazism, not communism. | Unsurprisingl…

_____ (2020-10-01). The Day the World Stood Still: A Story of the First Atomic Bomb and Our Perpetual Cold War. strategic-culture.org Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; | And thus the native hue of resolution | Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, | And enterprises of great pith and moment | With this regard their currents turn awry, | And lose the name of action. | — Shakespeare's Hamlet Act III, scene I | [This paper works as a follow-up to a previous article titled, " Upon discovery of such an…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Kuwait will remain loyal to Palestinian cause: new Emir. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — New Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah said that the country will remain loyal to the Palestinian cause.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Ghalibaf condoles passing of Emir of Kuwait. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf offered his condolence over the death of Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Nouri dismisses report of link with Esteghlal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian-German coach Alexander Nouri has rejected reports of his initial agreement with Esteghlal or any other Iranian team.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). COVID-19 infects 3,825, kills 211 in Iran in 24h. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, the novel coronavirus disease has claimed 211 lives in the country in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Rouhani felicitates Nigeria on Independence Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the anniversary of Nigeria's independence from Britain, calling for increased cooperation with the African country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Iran ready to coop. with China on COVID-19 vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani felicitated the Chinese National Day and expressed readiness for increased cooperation with Beijing, especially in producing the COVID-19 vaccine.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Oct. 01. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Thursday, October 01.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Harvesting, drying plums in NE Iran. en.mehrnews.com JAJARM, Oct. 01 (MNA) — The photos below depict the traditional harvesting and drying of yellow plums in a rural area near Jarjarm, North Khorasan province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Oct. 01. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, October 01.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). COVID-19 cases top 34m across the world. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — According to the latest compiled data, more than 34 million people across the world have been infected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-10-01: Social Media Postees

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Russia, France denounce Turkey as Armenian-Azeri war escalates
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
As reports emerge that Turkey is sending Syrian Islamist mercenaries to Azerbaijan to fight Armenia, the risk of a Russian-Turkish clash and a broader regional war is rising.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/cauc…

Indigenous Leaders in the Amazon Need Immediate Protection
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-01
The Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Jungle (AIDESEP) and the Law, Environment, and Natural Resources (DAR) NGO reported that Indigenous peoples asked the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to "intercede" so that the governments of the Amazonian countries "take effective protection measures." | RELATED: | Ecuador: Indigenous Peoples Harassed When Filing Complaint | Leaders of Indigenous communities in the Amazon asked this multilateral org…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indigenous-Leade…

US Presidential Debate Presented China As the Scapegoat. Blaming China for Covid-19
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
American democracy would best be served by focusing more on domestically relevant facts than rhetorical attacks against foreign countries like China. | *** | The first presidential debate between Trump and Biden saw China presented as the object of their mutual derision, | …
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Using human rights to promote war: debunking UN's new Venezuela report
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-10-01
Red Lines host Anya Parampil debunks a new report issued by the UN Human Right's Council which accuses Venezuela's government of "crimes against humanity". Transcript below. By Anya Parampil A new report by a special mission of the United Nations Human Rights Council was released in September and is making headlines after it accused Venezuela's government of crimes against humanity. Because it is getting so much attention, several people have reached out to me asking for clarification regarding the information …
thegrayzone.com/2020/10/01/using-human-r…

Assange's Seventeenth Day at the Old Bailey: Embassy Espionage, Contemplated Poisoning and Proposed Kidnapping
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Today will be remembered as a grand expose. It was a direct, pointed accusation at the intentions of the US imperium which long for the scalp of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. For WikiLeaks, it was a smouldering triumph, …
globalresearch.ca/assange-seventeenth-da…

Lawyers, Politicians and Diplomats for Assange
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Since brutally dragged from Ecuador's London embassy in April last year, confined to maximum security imprisonment, and subjected to guilt by accusation extradition hearings, establishment media have been largely silent about his state-sponsored crucifixion for the "crime" of truth-telling journalism….
globalresearch.ca/lawyers-politicians-di…

Evidence of war crimes, torture, surveillance and assassination plots: Assange hearing nears final day
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
The CIA's surveillance was targeted against Assange's communication with his legal representatives, considered "priority targets."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/assa…

Letter from London: The Surreal US Case Against Assange
Alexander Mercouris | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
The fox is guarding the henhouse and Washington is prosecuting a publisher for exposing its own war crimes. Alexander Mercouris diagnoses the incoherence of the U.S. case for extradition. | *** | Following the Julian Assange case as it has progressed through …
globalresearch.ca/us-case-against-assang…

Assange's Seventeenth Day at the Old Bailey: Embassy Espionage, Contemplated Poisoning and Proposed Kidnapping
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-01
September 30. Central Criminal Court, London. Today will be remembered as a grand expose. It was a direct, pointed accusation at the intentions of the US imperium which long for the scalp of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. For WikiLeaks, it was a smouldering triumph, showing that the entire mission against Assange, from the start, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/assanges-seve…

Assange on Trial: Embassy Espionage, Contemplated Poisoning and Proposed Kidnapping
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
September 30. Central Criminal Court, London. Today will be remembered as a grand expose. It was a direct, pointed accusation at the intentions of the US imperium which long for the scalp of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. For WikiLeaks, it was a smouldering triumph, showing that the entire mission against Assange, from the start,…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/assange-on-t…

Serious questions remain about mysterious 'PeaceData' website blamed on Russian trolls
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-10-01
As political censorship escalates on social media, American spy agencies accuse Russia of running a fake left-wing news website called PeaceData. But there is no evidence for the FBI's claims, and many questions remain unanswered. By Ben Norton US government intelligence agencies have initiated a series of smear campaigns relying on false innuendo to suggest that independent left-wing American media outlets are connected to Russia. The broad-based, longstanding operation to imply links between foreign governments and alternative news websites through …
thegrayzone.com/2020/10/01/fbi-peacedata…

Top humanitarian award winner 'nothing short of heroic': UN refugee chief
news.un.org | 2020-10-01
An educator and rights defender who has spent more than 20 years rescuing exploited and trafficked children in Colombia, represents "the best of us", the UN refugee chief said on Thursday, as she was named the winner of this year's Nansen Refugee Award.
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The 1st Presidential Debate: Worse Is Yet to Come
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
The 1st Presidential debate of 2020 held last night, September 29, was a reflection of the growing systemic social crisis in the USA. This is what we saw: | 1) a refusal of the representatives (Trump & Biden) of the two | …
globalresearch.ca/1st-presidential-debat…

1st Presidential Debate: Worse Is Yet to Come
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
Viewers of the debate learned nothing about how America might extract itself from its intensifying multiple crises. What they learned is that a political crisis may be coming, the likes of which haven't been seen in America since 1860…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/1st-presidential-d…

National Security Journalism Is On Trial
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-01
Few American media organizations seem to have noticed, but the U.S. Justice Department has spent the past few weeks trying to persuade the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales to extradite Julian Assange to the United States to face charges under the 1917 Espionage Act. The hearing is scheduled to wind down at the end of this week. At this point Assange has alienated pretty much everyone, including many erstwhile supporters, and few people on this side of the Atlantic seem troubled by his indictment or by the possibility that he will be extradited, tried, convicted, and imprisoned.
popularresistance.org/national-security-…

Reportback: Julian Assange Hearing On Tuesday September 29
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-01
Tuesday has been another day on which the testimony focused on the extreme inhumane conditions in which Julian Assange would be kept imprisoned in the USA if extradited. The prosecution's continued tactic of extraordinary aggression towards witnesses who are patently well informed played less well, and there were distinct signs that Judge Baraitser was becoming irritated by this approach. The totality of defence witnesses and the sheer extent of mutual corroboration they provided could not simply be dismissed by the prosecution attempting to characterise all of them as uninformed on a particular detail, still les…
popularresistance.org/reportback-julian-…

UC Global Employee Thwarted Plan To Spy On Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-01
An IT expert who worked for UC Global, the Spanish security company which engaged in an espionage operation against Julian Assange while he was in the Ecuador embassy, refused to install numerous microphones and camera systems with "streaming capabilities" because they believed it was illegal. | UC Global director David Morales was told Assange would discover the cameras were streaming in order to "restrain Morales." | "I did not want to collaborate in an illegal act of this magnitude," the IT expert referred to as "Witness #2" told a British magistrates' court during Assange's extradition trial.
popularresistance.org/uc-global-employee…

Kingdom of Silence: 2 Years After Khashoggi Murder, New Film Explores Deadly U.S.-Saudi Alliance
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-01
Two years ago, in a story that shocked the world, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for marriage documents and was never seen again. It was later revealed that Khashoggi — a Saudi insider turned critic and Washington Post columnist — was murdered and dismembered by a team of Saudi agents at the direct order of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. We speak with a friend of Khashoggi and with the director of a new documentary, "Kingdom of Silence," that tracks not only Khashoggi's brutal murder and the rise of MBS, but also the decades-long alliance between the United…
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/1/jamal_kha…

Pandemic of Repression: Modi Government Crushes Dissent While Ignoring India's 6 Million COVID Cases
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-01
As India becomes just the second country to hit 6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, we speak to journalist Rana Ayyub in Mumbai, who was recently hospitalized after testing positive for the disease. India's lead pandemic agency says an antibody study suggests more than 60 million people in the country have already been infected with the coronavirus — 10 times the official count but still a small fraction of its population of 1.3 billion. "It doesn't feel like India is even talking about the pandemic," says Ayyub, a global opinions writer for The Washington Post.
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/1/india_cov…

Mortar shells of Karabakh conflict injures Iranian child
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Mortar shells from the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has hit a village in the Iranian soil, injuring a 6-year-old child.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164214/Mortar-shell…

Russia, France, US call for ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Presidents of Russia, France, and the United States have issued a joint statement, demanding a ceasefire and the start of negotiations over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164215/Russia-Franc…

Karabakh Armed Forces Down Azerbaijani Plane, Helicopter, Armenian Defence Ministry Claims
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-01
Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have escalated since Sunday, with the sides accusing each other of being responsible for the aggression along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh.
sputniknews.com/world/202010011080630378…

Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan Says Four Drones Shot Down Near Yerevan
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-01
Earlier in the day, Yerevan said it had destroyed three drones the area close the country's capital and was trying to locate the fourth one.
sputniknews.com/world/202010011080634757…

Azerbaijan says it destroyed Armenian army's artillery batteries
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-01
Azerbaijani armed forces destroyed several Armenian army's artillery batteries as border clashes entered the 5th day, the country's Defense Ministry said on Thursday.The ministry also shared footage of the destruction of several Armenian artillery pieces in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.Border clashes broke out early Sunday when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to casualties.Another ministerial statement said the Armenian army again started shelling the human settlements in Azerbaijan."Jojug Marjanli village of Jabrayil region, Horadiz city of Fizu…
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Turkish parliament speaker calls Azerbaijani envoy
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-01
The speaker of Turkey's parliament on Thursday held a phone conversation with Azerbaijan's envoy to Turkey.Mustafa Sentop invited Ambassador Hazar Ibrahimi to attend the Turkish parliament's fourth legislative session in the capital Ankara, according to the speaker's office.He told Ibrahimi that Turkey will continue to extend all support to Azerbaijan in line with the "two states, one nation" principle.The Turkish parliament will start the fourth legislative session of its 27th term on Thursday afternoon, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set to deliver opening remarks.
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-parliament…

UN sends 16 truckloads of aid to Syria's Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-01
The UN on Thursday sent 16 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, northwestern Syria, where millions of people need assistance due to the worsening internal conflict.The trucks carrying supplies entered the Idlib province through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province. | The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters. | Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls with…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-sends-16-truck…

Two journalists from Paris daily 'Le Monde' seriously injured in Azerbaijani strike on Nagorno-Karabakh, one in 'grave' condition
rt.com | 2020-10-01
Two journalists from French newspaper Le Monde have suffered serious injuries after shelling by Azerbaijani forces hit a group of reporters covering the conflict between Yerevan and Baku over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. | The journalists were working in Martuni, in the eastern part of the disputed territory, when the Azerbaijani military hit the city with an airstrike, the Paris daily said on Thursday. Two Armenian reporters also suffered injuries in the incident, and one local law enforcement officer died, according to Yerevan. | | Bloodstains and equipment are seen in a car of Armenian reporters…
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Azerbaijan & Armenia at war: What you need to know about bloody conflict over long-disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh (MAP)
rt.com | 2020-10-01
The bloody flareup between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a territorial dispute risks escalating into a major regional war. Here is how the two former Soviet republics got locked into a conflict rooted in feuds as old as the hills. | The ongoing hostilities started on September 27, becoming one of the most serious in a series of border clashes that have been occurring in the region on a fairly regular basis. The parties are fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous region located inside Azerbaijan, as recognised internationally, and some surrounding territories. | Baku claims sovereignty over these, based on…
rt.com/russia/502016-nagorno-karabakh-co…

Judge To Rule on January Whether Assange Should Be Extradited
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-01
British judge Vanessa Baraitser will rule on January 4, 2021, whether she authorizes the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, where the Australian journalist is accused of 18 crimes of espionage that could sentence him up to 175 years in prison. | RELATED: | Witness Implicates the US in Assange's Expulsion From Embassy | The magistrate set the date for her ruling at the end of a four-week trial in the London Old Bailey court, in which numerous witnesses for the Wik…
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Muslim Advocates Denounces Trump's Racist Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and Refugees
commondreams.org | 2020-10-01
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Why the US Is Falling — and Faster than You May Expect: A 40-year-old Prediction Coming True
Jan Oberg | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
The unique, dominating position of the United States in…
globalresearch.ca/us-falling-faster-than…

Two Iranian-Flagged Tankers Reportedly Arrive in Venezuela as Maduro Vows to Improve Gasoline Output
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-01
In May, five Iranian tankers delivered more than a million barrels of oil to Venezuela, hit by a serious fuel shortage caused by US sanctions.
sputniknews.com/world/202010011080630218…

Freedom Rider: Breonna Taylor and Black Life
Margaret Kimberley | mronline.org | 2020-10-01
Reactions to the Breonna Taylor murder, settlement and verdict all have one thing in common: Black people's inability to protect our lives.
mronline.org/2020/10/01/freedom-rider-br…

Colombia: Ex-Senator Cordoba's Security Vehicle Is Attacked
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-01
Unidentified attackers Wednesday fired against the armored vehicle assigned to the security team of former presidential candidate and ex-Senator Piedad Cordoba in Bogota. | RELATED: | Colombia: Two New Massacres Not Even 24 Hours Apart | The member of the Liberal Party was not in that vehicle at the time of the attack, and therefore she is safe. | Although the event is still under investigation, Vice-Minister of Interior Daniel Palacios went ahead to say that it was just an attempted robbe…
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Two Years After Khashoggi's Brutal Murder, Why Is America Still an Accomplice to MBS's Crimes?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies | commondreams.org | 2020-10-01
A protester dressed as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and another dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump stand outside the White House in the wake of the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 19. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Hundreds of Hondurans Travel in New Caravan Heading To the US
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-01
On Wednesday night, hundreds of Hondurans set out in a new caravan of migrants that aspires to cross Guatemala and Mexico to enter the United States. | RELATED: | US: Television Shows Misrepresent Immigrants, Study | "We are looking for whatever we can find. We are all poor people," a 27-year-old electrical engineer said, adding that "I could not get a job for almost four years." | Yesterday afternoon, at least 1,000 people gathered in San Pedro Sula's central bus station. Gradually, in s…
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Trump administration prepares anti-immigrant raids in Democratic Party-led "sanctuary cities" ahead of November election
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
The latest maneuver in Trump's war on immigrants cannot be separated from his effort to carry out a coup d'état and establish a presidential dictatorship.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/tapi…

Stranded migrants need safe and dignified return, says independent UN rights panel
news.un.org | 2020-10-01
Governments should immediately address the inhumane conditions in detention faced by migrant workers who are also being blamed for spreading the coronavirus, a UN panel of independent rights experts said on Thursday.
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Sturgeon slams Westminster over reports that UK government plans to hold asylum seekers on Scottish Islands
rt.com | 2020-10-01
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has taken to Twitter to promise "the strongest possible opposition" to reports that Westminster is considering the Outer Hebrides as a "holding pen" for asylum seekers. | Sources told The Sun on Wednesday that Westminster was considering the Outer Hebrides as a one of a number of offshore locations for the processing of asylum seekers following a surge in migrants crossing the English Channel in 2020. | The reports were met with fierce criticism from the first minister, who tweeted: | They can rest assured that any proposal to treat human beings like cattle in a holding…
rt.com/uk/502257-sturgeon-slams-westmins…

Turkish cross-border, peacekeeping missions up for extension
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-01
Turkey's parliament is due to consider a motion extending authorization to launch cross-border anti-terrorist operations in northern Iraq and Syria, as well as deploy peacekeeping forces to the countries of Lebanon, Mali, and the Central African Republic.The motion, submitted on Thursday by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, would allow the Turkish military to carry out cross-border operations in northern Iraq and Syria for another year, from Oct. 30, 2020 until Oct. 30, 2021.The motion states that Turkey places great importance on protecting Iraq's territorial integrity, national unity, and stability."
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-cross-bord…

The Insanity of "Sustainability". Towards "Global Capitalism Painted Green"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
"Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War" — Plato | This wisdom is as valid today as it was 2,500 years ago. Wars go on and on. They are exactly the anti-dote of sustainability. Though, they may be the …
globalresearch.ca/insanity-sustainabilit…

"The Vaccine Should be Tested on Politicians First. If They Survive, the Vaccine Is Safe. If They Don't, Then the Country Is Safe."
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Polish Author, Monika Wisniewska, suggests that "The vaccine should be tested on politicians first. If they survive, the vaccine is safe. If they don't, then the country is safe". | Sounds like a joke, but it isn't. It is dead-serious. One …
globalresearch.ca/vaccine-should-tested-…

The Pentagon Took Money for PPE and Bought Weapons
Phyllis Bennis | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
Make no mistake: The Trump administration's heartlessness and militarism are costing lives…
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The Pentagon Took Money for Covid-19 Relief and Bought… More Weapons
Phyllis Bennis | commondreams.org | 2020-10-01
The Trump administration took $1 billion in stimulus funds that were supposed to go towards making masks and other protective equipment for the pandemic — and gave most of it to weapons manufacturers. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Fight over the Mediterranean: France's Proxy War and the Budding Turkish-Russian Alliance
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
Overwhelmed by uncontrollable circumstances, the Greek government is bracing for another financial crisis that promises to be as terrible as the last one in 2015. Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced, on September 12, that Athens has made a "robust" arms deal that will "reinforce the armed forces" and create a "national shield". However, beyond Mitsotakis'…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/fight-over-t…

The socialist response to the 2020 presidential debate
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-01
The Gloria La Riva/Sunil Freeman ticket stands for a new system — socialism — where the working class and oppressed hold economic and political power, and the needs of the people and the planet are planned for and guaranteed.
liberationnews.org/the-socialist-respons…

De Facto Regime Amplifies Crisis in Bolivia, Ex-Minister Says
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-01
Bolivia's former Health Minister Gabriela Montaño Wednesday criticized the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez for bringing about a deep economic, political, and social crisis. | RELATED: | Bolivia: New Attempts To Annul Socialist Presidential Binomial | She pointed out that this Andean country faces also a health crisis given that the U.S.-backed government mishandled the pandemic, which resulted in 135,311 COVID-19 cases and 7,965 deaths so far. | Additionally, the accelerat…
telesurenglish.net/news/De-Facto-Regime-…

Trump's Operation Dictatorship: What the debate exposed
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2020-10-01
Joseph Kishore, the Socialist Equality Party US presidential candidate and David North, the Socialist Equality Party US national chairman explain how the White House is the center of a fascistic conspiracy to overturn the Constitution and establish a presidential dictatorship– and what must be done to avert it. Clue: it will not be voting for Biden.
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Socialist councillor: 'To be effective you have to work like a good union delegate'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-01
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Russia vs. US Imperial Aims in Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Former NATO commander General Wesley Clark earlier explained that the US underwent a post-9/11 transformation. A "policy coup" occurred. | With no public debate or acknowledgement, hardliners in Washington usurped power. | Days after 9/11, Clark learned from Pentagon commanders that plans …
globalresearch.ca/russia-us-imperial-aim…

A Trump Regime Middle East October Surprise Coming?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Trailing Biden by an average of 6.8 points — according to Real Clear Politics as of late September — do Trump strategists intend an October surprise to improve his reelection prospects? | On Monday in response to phony US Middle East …
globalresearch.ca/a-trump-regime-middle-…

The ultra-right background of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a protegée of arch-reactionary Antonin Scalia, would significantly shift the court in the direction of religious obscurantism and political repression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/supr…

Ecuador: 'Union for Hope' Continues in the Presidential Race
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-01
Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) accepted on Wednesday night a legal appeal that gives Andres Arauz and Carlos Rabascall 48 hours to register their candidacies for the presidency and vice-presidency, respectively. | RELATED: | Supreme Court Orders Capture of Ecuador's Ex-President Correa | "With just 3 votes to 2, Ecuador's electoral council chose democracy over dictatorship. Arauz will be on the ballot! Thank you to all those who defended the right of the Ecuadorian pe…
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How Ecuador's Democracy is being suffocated
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-10-01
Those polled said that Arauz was by far the most attractive candidate. But, if the ruling bloc in Ecuador has its way, Arauz will not be sworn in as the next president of the country next year. They will use every means to suffocate democracy in their country.
mronline.org/2020/10/01/how-ecuadors-dem…

How Ecuador's Democracy is Being Suffocated
Vijay Prashad — Pilar Troya | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
A recent poll showed that if Andrés Arauz Galarza were allowed to run in Ecuador's presidential election of 2021, he would win in the first round with 45.9 percent of the vote. The pollsters found that Arauz–who was the minister of knowledge and human talent from 2015 to 2017–wins across "all the social strata and regions of the country, with a slight weakness among the richest voters in the country."
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/how-ecuadors…

How Ecuador's democracy is being suffocated
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-01
A recent poll showed that if Andrés Arauz Galarza were allowed to run in Ecuador's presidential election of 2021, he would win in the first round with 45.9 percent of the vote. The pollsters found that Arauz–who was the minister of knowledge and human talent from 2015 to 2017–wins across "all the social strata and regions of the country, with a slight weakness among the richest voters in the country." | Andrés Arauz entered policymaking and government when Rafael Correa was the president of the coun…
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Debate aftermath: Most GOP leaders not running from Trump on white supremacy
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-01
Even as a few Republican leaders slammed Oval Office occupant Donald Trump's presidential debate endorsement of the white nationalist Proud Boys and similar racists, other patterns in the aftermath of his statement are emerging. The first is from Trump himself. He tried to excuse his endorsement by telling reporters "I don't know who the Proud …
peoplesworld.org/article/debate-aftermat…

Russian Defense Minister Reviews 5 Years Of Syria Operation
The Alternative World | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-01
September 30th, 2020, marked exactly 5 years since the beginning of the Russian operation in Syria. | It began after Damascus issued an official invitation for the Russian army to help the Syrian people and liberate the country from international terrorist groups. | On this day in 2015, the Federation Council gave its consent to Russian President Vladimir Putin to use the Russian Armed Forces in Syria. The decision was a response to the official appeal of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad."In the specified period, the situation in Syria turned out to be critical. The emerging situation threatened the defeat of…
thealtworld.com/thealtworld/russian-defe…

Biodiversity Summit Ends Without Offering Strong Solutions
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-01
During the first United Nations Biodiversity Summit, the representatives of the attending countries recognized the existence of an enormous global environmental crisis, but they did not offer concrete answers. The negotiation of a multilateral agreement on biodiversity with similar scope to the "Paris Agreement" is still pending. | RELATED: | Brazil: Judge Halts Policy Affecting Mangroves and Dunes | According to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, human societies need to end…
telesurenglish.net/news/Biodiversity-Sum…

Can the World Tolerate Another Four Years of Donald Trump?
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Good news or bad, he dominates the headlines and front pages of newspapers, he leads tele-vision coverage, and populates the shelves of book shops. He doesn't seem to mind what is said about him as long as he is in …
globalresearch.ca/can-world-tolerate-ano…

A muse of postwar France: singer and actress Juliette Gréco (1927-2020)
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
Singer and actress Juliette Gréco's considerable achievements are bound up inextricably with the problems of postwar French intellectual and cultural life.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/grec…

US lawsuit challenges Trump's sanctions against ICC
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-01
US lawsuit challenges Trump's sanctions against ICC | Rights group and law professors are suing the administration to block US measures against International Criminal Court | MEE staff | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 21: 15 | President Donald Trump during a visit to US troops in Afghanistan in November 2019 (AFP/File Photo) | A human rights group, along with four law professors, have filed a lawsuit against the US President Donald Tr…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/new-us-lawsui…

Campañas legislativas de Arizona y Texas
Especial para Mundo Popular | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-01
Un análisis comparativo de las posiciones de los candidatos en el tema de inmigración. Arizona ha sido durante mucho tiempo un estado rojo, pero ahora tiene una buena oportunidad de cambiar a azul; es fundamental que trabajemos para lograr que los votantes jóvenes, los votantes Nativos y los votantes Latinos tengan el voto. Senado de …
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At the Polls, Episode 3: The Role of the Courts in Election 2020
aclu.org | 2020-10-01
Election Day is fast approaching, and while we're doing everything we can to prepare, some questions remain unanswered. , , Dale Ho, director of the ACLU Voting Rights Project, and University of Michigan law professor Leah Litman join the At the Polls podcast this week to discuss litigation across the country that could impact who gets to vote and how. | api.soundcloud.com/tracks/901226137 | Election years are always busy for the ACLU…
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JPMorgan pays $920 million settlement over illegal trades
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
The bank's traders illegally manipulated metal and Treasury futures market in thousands of trades in a practice known as spoofing.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/jpmo…

Still time to support mobilize-the-vote Progressive activism, keys to winning close races
Robert S. Becker | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-01
The battle is on and time remains to make a difference. Pick from the wide range of progressive activism what works for your life and checkbook.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/01/still-time…

How to stop a coup
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-01
Trump has refused to say if he'll concede and made false claims of a rigged election, while encouraging his armed followers to "stand by." Are Americans prepared to fight back?
therealnews.com/how-to-stop-a-coup

Black Alliance for Peace: International Day of Action on AFRICOM
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
We demand: | The complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Africa, | The demilitarization of the African continent, | The closure of U.S. bases throughout the world, and | The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) oppose U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conduct hearings on AFRICOM's | …
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Free Meng Wanzhou!
Ken Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei Technologies, daughter of its founder, and permanent Canadian resident, has been under house arrest in Vancouver for almost two years now and is the object of extradition proceedings against her by the Government of …
globalresearch.ca/free-meng-wanzhou/5725…

Twitter removes 130 Iran-linked accounts during US presidential debate
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-01
Twitter removes 130 Iran-linked accounts during US presidential debate | Social media giant says accounts all appeared to originate in Iran and were identified based on FBI intelligence | MEE staff | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 17: 06 | Last year, Twitter removed almost 5,000 accounts it said were linked to Iranian government (AFP/File photo) | Twitter says it removed 130 accounts linked to Iran that were "attempting to disrupt the…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/twitter-iran-…

Protest strikes in German public sector and local transport
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
As part of the collective bargaining round for 2.3 million public sector workers, protest strikes are currently taking place in day-care centres and hospitals, town halls, government offices, savings banks, refuse companies and elsewhere.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/prot…

The Pandemic That Never Was
Michael J. Talmo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. When I think of this scary word it conjures up heartbreaking images of vast numbers of people suffering, precipitated into abysmal poverty. The WHO used to agree with …
globalresearch.ca/pandemic-never-was/572…

Beware Self-Serving Messengers: Logging Will Not Prevent Destructive Wildfires
Chad Hanson | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
My community of Big Bear City, in the mountains east of Los Angeles, had a tense week recently. For a few nerve-racking days, the El Dorado fire, which has burned more than 20,000 acres in and around the San Bernardino National Forest, threatened to move our way. The fire had seen little movement in the…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/beware-self-…

Iranian press review: Tensions flare in Iraq and Iran over criticism of Sistani
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-01
Iranian press review: Tensions flare in Iraq and Iran over criticism of Sistani | Meanwhile, oil exports sharply increase despite US sanctions and three authors are jailed for 'propaganda against the state' | MEE correspondent | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 12: 58 | Mask-clad members of the Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary force stand near portraits of Sistani, left, and Soleimani, right (AFP) |
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iranian-press…

Masked: A Suburban Haiku
Lee Hall | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
Someone passes by… Wearing a white mask. We know: Who is on the job. Pastel retirees… Many are too important To get infected. They forced management To open the swimming pool. A revolution.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/masked-a-sub…

Military hotline between Turkey and Greece established, Nato says
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-01
Military hotline between Turkey and Greece established, Nato says | The step comes as both countries decided to negotiate their differences in Istanbul in near future | Ragip Soylu | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 16: 20 | A handout photo released by the Greek National Defence Ministry on 26 August shows ships of the Hellenic Navy taking part in a military exercise in the eastern Mediterranean Sea (AFP) | Nato has announced the es…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-greece…

Housing Affordability and Insecurity Before and During the Pandemic
Yixia Cai — Shawn Fremstad | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
Over the last two decades, the percentage of households that rent has risen as has the percentage of renter households who are burdened by housing costs. Today, most low-income renters and low-income homeowners spend more than half of their income on housing. Housing insecurity has increased since the beginning of the pandemic, particularly among Black…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/128202/

Venezuela Rejects EU Conditions To Monitor Upcoming Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-01
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, described as inadmissible the conditions that the European Union (EU) requested from his country to send a mission to monitor the parliamentary elections on December 6. | RELATED: | Pompeo Campaigns Against China and Venezuela From Italy | On Sept. 30, the EU asked to postpone the elections 6 months, arguing that conditions for a free, fair, and democratic electoral process do not exist. | "Venezuela regrets the unfortunate…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Reject…

Coronavirus: Killer Virus or Common Flu?
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
First published on September 27, 2020 | "Implementation of the current draconian measures that are so extremely restrict fundamental rights can only be justified if there is reason to fear that a truly, exceptionally dangerous virus is threatening us. Do any …
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Across the globe, Covid-19 puts animal shelters in crisis
Meredith Ayan | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-01
While pet foster and adoption rates soar in New York and many parts of the U.S., globally, the situation is much direr.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/01/across-the…

Trump's Corporate Bailout Spurs $100 Billion Fossil Fuel Borrowing Binge
Public Citizen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Trump Administration's Corporate Bailouts Aided Failing Fossil Fuel Companies; Stands in Contrast to Lack of COVID-19 Assistance for Ailing American Families | *** | Oil and gas companies have issued nearly $100 billion in new bonds since the Trump administration's COVID-19 corporate …
globalresearch.ca/trump-corporate-bailou…

'Pictures Are Remembered Better Than Words': Art Activism in the Age of Trump
Eleanor J. Bader | progressive.org | 2020-10-01
A new book highlights how visual artists have responded to the Trump Administration's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration, racial injustice, and the climate crisis.
progressive.org/dispatches/art-activism-…

Will the 2020 Election Be Decided in the Streets?
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-01
Anthony Crider / CC BY 2.0] By John Feffer / TomDispatch The white mobs didn't care whom they killed as long as the victims were Black. They murdered people in public with guns and rocks. They set fire to houses and slaughtered families trying to escape the flames. In East St. Louis in July 1917, white vigilantes lynched Blacks with impunity. It was the prelude to what civil rights activist James… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2020/10/01/will-the-2020-…

Bt Cotton in India is a GMO Template for a 'Monumental Irreversible Catastrophe'
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
Cotton is the only genetically modified (GM) crop that has been officially approved in India and has been cultivated (illegally then legally) in the country for more than 20 years. Although GM mustard has been approved for commercial cultivation by India's apex regulatory body for GM crops (the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, GEAC), a public…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/bt-cotton-in…

Evasions, anti-Russian demagogy at Comey hearing before US Senate
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
The former FBI director claimed dozens of times not to be aware of the details of the initial stages of the 2016 investigation into Trump and Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/come…

34 million workers lost jobs in Latin America and Caribbean region due to pandemic: report
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-01
The International Labour Organization study based on nine major economies in Latin America and the Caribbean says there was a 21% contraction in working hours in the first three quarters of 2020…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/01/34-millio…

The 2020 Election: Nothing Will Change
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
With the first of three scheduled presidential debates (aka brawl) between President Donald Trump and his opponent, former vice-president Joe Biden, now history, the pundits will fall all over themselves to determine what it all means. Who won? Did …
globalresearch.ca/2020-election-nothing-…

Pakistan's Mughal Syndrome
L. Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
In recent years, India has begun to view the Mughals and other Muslim dynasties before them, not as natives but invaders and colonizers. Hindutva's rise sees even Islam as a foreign religion and the Mughal monuments, including the Taj Mahal, as occupiers' relics. The 1947 partition takes on new meaning as India reincarnates Hindu glories whitewashing the Muslim rule.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/pakistans-mu…

Bridgestone, Total shut plants as COVID-19 layoffs sweep Europe
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
After receiving billions of euros from the public purse in the form of European Union bailouts, European corporations are drastically cutting jobs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/brid…

Cuba Slams US for Discrediting Its Medical Cooperation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-01
Cuba's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Wednesday condemned "pressure and blackmail" from the U.S. government against the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). | RELATED: | Cuba Elected to PAHO Executive Committee Despite US Opposition | "The Ministry denounces a spurious and mendacious evaluation that is being prepared by and for the aggressive purposes of the United States in its eagerness to discredit Cuba's international cooperation," the ministry said in a statement. | The F…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Slams-US-fo…

The Court of God: How a Catholic secret society took over SCOTUS
Raul Diego | mronline.org | 2020-10-01
With his latest SCOTUS nomination, Trump advances the designs of a clique of ultra-conservatives with ties to a Catholic secret society and Cold War stalwarts leading the U.S. to the brink of overt fascism.
mronline.org/2020/10/01/the-court-of-god…

Latest jobs data give the lie to Trump's 'great economy'
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-01
WASHINGTON–Some 18.16% of U.S. workers–almost one of every five–got state or federal jobless benefits in the latest week of available federal data, ending Sept. 12, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. That's 524,856 more people than in the week before, BLS's table showed. That increase in total unemployment aid beneficiaries does not count the 1,437,062 …
peoplesworld.org/article/latest-jobs-dat…

On the Brink of Chaos
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
Our nation is on a dangerous edge right now. We are pummeled by the coronavirus' predicted "second wave" as cooler weather forces more Americans indoors where the virus thrives. The state of the economy remains dismal with continuing sky-high weekly filings for unemployment and no sign of new congressional COVID relief funds. Another police shooting…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/on-the-brink…

It's time to listen to Donald Trump
Roberta Wood | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-01
This time Donald Trump was telling the truth. We'd better listen when he tells us what he's going to do. Tuesday's debate revealed that Trump and his corporate supporters know that not only is he not able to win the votes of the majority of the American people, but he will not be able to …
peoplesworld.org/article/its-time-to-lis…

Massive fire at Ohio auto parts plant threatens jobs and livelihoods of workers
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
Employees were able to evacuate safely but many now face uncertain employment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/ohio…

Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda. "Hatemonger"
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Donald Trump was quite amazing, but considering his impact on current events domestically and globally probably not truly surprising. Unable to …
globalresearch.ca/hatemonger-stephen-mil…

Thirty years unified Germany
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2020-10-01
This Saturday many Germans, party leaders and media pundits above all, will recall October 3, 1990, when their dreams of a unified Germany became reality.
mronline.org/2020/10/01/thirty-years-uni…

Fracking's Fall in the San Juan Basin
Laura Paskus | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
Rancher Don Schreiber remembers San Juan County, New Mexico, in the 1950s, when its largest city, Farmington, was a company town. That company, El Paso Natural Gas, ran everything from the wells to the gas stations. It donated money to 4-H and the hospital; it pitched in to build Little League fields and the first…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/frackings-fa…

Watch: Katie Porter, squad members eviscerate big pharma CEOs over 'exorbitant' drug prices
Brett Wilkins | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-01
"To recap here: The drug didn't get any better, the cancer patients didn't get any better, you just got better at making money–you just refined your skills at price gouging."
nationofchange.org/2020/10/01/watch-kati…

Legal group demands Israel end impunity for killing of Palestinian citizens
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-01
Legal group demands Israel end impunity for killing of Palestinian citizens | Adalah says public perception of Palestinians as the 'enemy' encourages deadly police violence | MEE and agencies | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 14: 48 | Four Palestinians pray in front of Israeli police at a street in Jerusalem's old city after they were prevented from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque compound for Friday prayers in October 2000 (…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palest…

Lebanon and Israel agree to hold UN-mediated talks on border dispute
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-01
Lebanon and Israel agree to hold UN-mediated talks on border dispute | United States, which has welcomed the framework agreement, will act as facilitator during the discussions | MEE and agencies | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 14: 37 | A file picture taken on 5 September 2018 near the Rosh Hanikra border crossing in northern Israel, shows the Naqura Bay south of the Lebanese city of Tyre as seen behind a new wall on th…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-israe…

Central African Republic: elections are 'unique opportunity' for peace – Guterres
news.un.org | 2020-10-01
The UN Secretary-General has called for parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) to prioritize national dialogue and consensus-building ahead of elections scheduled to begin in December.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Trump administration to cut refugee admission under the guise of COVID-19
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-01
The new cuts in refugee admission planned for the year 2021 will be a historic low for the United States and in line with the administration's anti-immigration policy…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/01/trump-adm…

We know what we have to do: #VoteAgainst Fascism and dump Trump
Joe Sims | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-01
Tuesday night's debate proved that the Communist Party's #VoteAgainstFascism slogan is exactly right. For an hour and a half, Trump launched (in classic German Nazi fashion) a blitzkrieg; that is, he attempted to roll over his opponent with overwhelming verbal force. He bullied and blustered, he shouted and shamed, he lied and leered in a …
peoplesworld.org/article/we-know-what-we…

Trump's Approach to a Coronavirus Vaccine May Leave America Behind
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-10-01
New York Daily News See article on original site As with everything else, Donald Trump likes to boast about how quickly we are moving toward developing a coronavirus vaccine. By historic standards, he has a case. We may have a vaccine through the final Phase 3 tests and approved by the Food and Drug Administration …
cepr.net/trumps-approach-to-a-coronaviru…

Fracking's Fall in the San Juan Basin
Laura Paskus | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
Rancher Don Schreiber remembers San Juan County, New Mexico, in the 1950s, when its largest city, Farmington, was a company town. That company, El Paso Natural Gas, ran everything from the wells to the gas stations. It donated money to 4-H and the hospital; it pitched in to build Little League fields and the first…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/frackings-fa…

The Next Steps in Eviction Defense
David Rovics | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
A few thoughts on intentions, tactics, and building eviction defense networks Here in Portland, there are signs that the movement for Black lives and the movement for actually affordable housing are increasingly intersecting in all kinds of ways. Among the networks engaged in popular education and resistance organizing efforts around housing issues, you'll find groups…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/the-next-ste…

Democracy: It's Not Dark Yet, But It's Getting There
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
Ever since the Nobel Peace prize-winning President Barack Obama had the audacity to hire as his press secretary someone with the forked-tongued name Josh Earnest (can you say, oxymoron?) back in 2014, I've given up on the hope that executive administrations will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth ever again. Obama worked the Press. The uproarious Jonas Brothers drone joke, followed by the knee-slapping drive-by shootings of American citizens overseas a year later, turning Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16 year old son, into drone meat. Or the drone double taps: first their weddings, then their fu…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/democracy-it…

Americans demand climate change be a primary topic at 2020 presidential debates
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-01
"The moderators of future debates should build on this foundation and investigate the candidates' divergent plans on the climate crisis."
nationofchange.org/2020/10/01/americans-…

Money After Redlining with Rebecca Marchiel
Maxximilian Seijo | mronline.org | 2020-10-01
In this episode, Money on the Left hosts speak with Rebecca Marchiel, Assistant Professor of History at University of Mississippi, about her important new book, After Redlining: The Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation (University of Chicago Press, 2020). After Redlining tells the story of the anti-racist urban reinvestment movement in early …
mronline.org/2020/10/01/money-after-redl…

Russia-Turkey Agreement over Idlib Faces Collapse
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Hayat Tahir Sham (HTS), formerly known as Jibhat al Nusra, the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, began demanding the evacuation of civilians in Agrabat in the Idlib province recently, or they would be moved by force. HTS is supported by …
globalresearch.ca/russian-turkish-agreem…

Video: Faulty Covid-19 PCR Testing Procedure Triggers False Positives: Ontario MP Randy Hillier
Randy Hillier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Randy Hillier, (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston) questioned the Premier on concerns being raised all over the world about the reliability of PCR tests for COVID. | "We know high false positive rates are due to high CTs (cycle thresholds) and Canadian and world | …
globalresearch.ca/video-faulty-testing-p…

US announces fresh sanctions on war-ravaged Syria
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-01
The newly imposed unilateral sanctions by the US are likely to harm the Syrian government's efforts to rejuvenate the economy. Already existing EU and US sanctions are seen as among the main hurdles to the reconstruction process in Syria…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/01/us-announ…

Climate crisis gets only 10 minutes at end of presidential debate
Jordan Davidson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-01
The first presidential debate seemed like it would end without a mention of the climate crisis when moderator Chris Wallace brought it up at the end of the night for a segment that lasted roughly 10 minutes. The raucous event in Cleveland, Ohio was notable for President Donald's Trump's constant interruptions and bullying behavior as he spoke over …
peoplesworld.org/article/climate-crisis-…

Peru's COVID-19 crisis
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-01
Strikes and demonstrations are on the rise across Peru, as the government's COVID-19 response has resulted in the country bearing the highest per capita infection rate and death toll in the world.
mronline.org/2020/10/01/perus-covid-19-c…

Stop the spread of COVID-19! Build rank-and-file safety committees to save lives! Prepare a nationwide strike to close unsafe schools!
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
Hundreds of thousands of middle and high school students in New York City are being sent back to classrooms for in-person instruction today as the pandemic continues to spread throughout the school system and the city.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/newy…

Military Personnel Outnumber Civilian Scientists in US Vaccine Program
Mac Slavo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
Military personnel outnumber civilian scientists in the United States government's Operation Warp Speed vaccine program. With the military so heavily involved in the distribution of this vaccine, is it any surprise that most Americans don't want anything to do with …
globalresearch.ca/military-personnel-out…

For a London-wide strike to oppose the threat to life from COVID-19!
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
We cannot allow a re-run of March, April and May when 33 colleagues died because of deliberate neglect by Transport for London, the bus companies and Unite.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/lond…

Annual report: Pandemic recovery must be measured in 'human rather than economic terms'
news.un.org | 2020-10-01
We must "commit" to building a more inclusive and sustainable world, the UN chief underscored in his annual report on the Work of the Organization, launched on Thursday.
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Wisconsin GOP loses legal bid to block absentee ballots
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-01
The first presidential debate descended into chaos and vitriol Tuesday night, Sept. 29, and fearfully gripped viewers nationwide for the things said and those left unsaid by Trump throughout his 90-minute tirade. And as the debate train wreck rolled on, 434 miles away a quiet legal battle was being waged in Wisconsin over absentee ballots and ballot …
peoplesworld.org/article/wisconsin-gop-l…

Bailed-out US airlines escalate attack on jobs
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
After receiving billions in grants, no-interest loans and Fed bond purchases through the bipartisan CARES Act, major US airlines and aerospace companies are moving forward with tens of thousands of layoffs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/jobs…

COVID-19 underscores need to deliver on promise of landmark women's rights conference
news.un.org | 2020-10-01
Unless countries act now, the COVID-19 pandemic could erase recent "fragile progress" towards gender equality, the UN Secretary-General warned on Thursday, urging governments to put women at the centre of recovery and response.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

French Medical Association denounces official inaction on pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
The herd immunity policy decided by President Emmanuel Macron raises the risk of another terrible spike in deaths, worse than last spring.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/fran…

Ukrainian miners strike for better pay and conditions in defiance of the unions
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
Workers at the Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Company are carrying out a courageous strike in defiance of the union that puts them into direct conflict with the country's entire ruling class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/ukra…

Safe at Home: Fighting Against Sexual Harassment in Housing
Linda Morris | aclu.org | 2020-10-01
Rita, a single mother, was desperate to find an affordable home in Palm Beach County, Florida, after suffering a foreclosure a few years earlier. After searching for some time, she finally found an apartment within her price range but there was one huge problem: Soon after she moved in, the property manager began to sexually harass her., , He took advantage of Rita's financial circumstances — and his position of power over her — to extort sexual acts from her in exchange for reduced rent. The harassment escalated, as he tracked her whereabouts, monitored her guests, and installed surveillance came…
aclu.org/news/womens-rights/safe-at-home…

Burning Thoughts on the Sonoma Fires
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
The map shows the fires in Sonoma County, California, USA, during 2017-2020. These were/are all big. My mother had to evacuate in 2017, and stayed with us for 10 days. Today (28 September 2020), I went to get her and bring her here again. I monitor the internet to follow the progress of the fire…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/burning-thou…

The Unfinished People's Revolution: From Philadelphia to Havana, and Back Again
Prof. Charles McKelvey | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
The Western European democratic revolutions of the late eighteenth century sought to establish more just societies through replacement of monarchies with republics and the elimination of hereditary class distinctions between nobles and commoners. This dynamic reflected the interests of the …
globalresearch.ca/unfinished-people-revo…

In face of government threats, Zimbabwe's teachers continue to stay off work
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-01
Teachers in Zimbabwe whose salaries have declined from the equivalent of US$550 to a mere US$30-35 over the past two years launched a protest on Monday. The government has threatened to replace them…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/01/in-face-o…

Democracy: It's Not Dark Yet, But It's Getting There
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-01
"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the [fill in the country] voters to be left to decide for themselves." — Henry Kissinger, Nobel Peace prize winner and war criminal Ever since the…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/01/democracy-it…

The key to Viet Nam's successful COVID-19 response
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-01
There were less than 400 cases of infection across the country during that period, most of them imported, and zero deaths, a remarkable accomplishment considering the country's population of 96 million people and the fact that it shares a 1,450 km land border with China.
mronline.org/2020/10/01/the-key-to-viet-…

Argentina: Young Missing Person Died of Suffocation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-01
Argentina's Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) Thursday revealed that Facundo Astudillo, the young man whose disappearance is attributed to the Buenos Aires police, was drowned. | RELATED: | Argentina: Judge Confirms the Death of Facundo Astudillo | The results of the biological study carried out determined the presence of a significantly high number of microscopic algae remains, which match with those collected in the environmental water and sediment samples taken where the body was…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentina-Young-…

France temporarily detains relatives of citizens trapped in Syria camps
Chloé Benoist | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-01
France temporarily detains relatives of citizens trapped in Syria camps | At least six people were arrested by anti-terrorism unit for sending funds to family members | Chloé Benoist | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 17: 18 | A woman covers her face with a veil as she holds a manifest of names while sitting by children outside a tent at al-Roj camp, 30 September 2020 (AFP) | French authorities arrested at least six French citizen…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-france-…

Widespread Condemnation in Kentucky Grand Jury Cover-up of Breonna Taylor Police Killing
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-01
A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky has legally absolved of criminal responsibility the police officers, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cogrove, involved in the shooting death of 26-year old Breonna Taylor, who was gunned down in her home on March …
globalresearch.ca/widespread-condemnatio…

Coronavirus: Turkish government admits excluding asymptomatic cases from figures
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-01
Coronavirus: Turkish government admits excluding asymptomatic cases from figures | Revelation prompts outrage as Turkish Medical Association accuses government of 'hiding the facts' | MEE and agencies | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 09: 23 | The official number of daily coronavirus cases in Turkey have begun to decline in recent days after rising over the past several weeks (Reuters) | Doctors and politicians in Turkey…
www.middleeasteye.net/coronavirus-turkey…

Election Interference in Latin America: A Growing Danger
Brett Heinz | cepr.net | 2020-10-01
Many people in the US first became aware of the problem of election interference on social media when allegations emerged of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 US elections through the dissemination of "fake news" on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. But as we learn more about the phenomenon, it is becoming increasingly …
cepr.net/election-interference-in-latin-…

Trump's Operation Dictatorship: What the debate exposed
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
The White House is the center of a fascistic conspiracy to overturn the Constitution and establish a presidential dictatorship.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/pers…

Detroit City Council defies public opposition and renews facial recognition contract
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
A majority of the council of nine Democrats voted to approve a two-year, $220,000 upgrade and maintenance contract with South Carolina-based DataWorks Plus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/face…

Minneapolis: Supporters join Matthew Rupert to fight arson charges stemming from uprising
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-01
Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota Uprising Arrestee Support (MUAS) and other Twin Cities residents joined Matthew Rupert in court September 30 as he continues to fight federal arson charges stemming from this summer's rebellion. Supporters stood behind Rupert in court to demand the charges against Rupert and all uprising defendants be dropped. | The highlight of the hearing was the testimony of FBI Special Agent Stephens who is the FBI's weapons of mass destruction coordinator. Stephens testified that no weapons of mass destruction were used during the uprising except for, perhaps, the CS gas used by law enforcemen…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/30/minneapo…

The Debate We Had vs. the Debate We Needed
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-10-01
The American Prospect See article on original site We at the Revolving Door Project have a banal take on Tuesday's debate: Donald Trump was horrifying, Chris Wallace overmatched and too Fox Newsy, Joe Biden decent but ineloquent. But we do have an idiosyncratic take on presidential debates themselves: We believe they should be about who …
cepr.net/the-debate-we-had-vs-the-debate…

Four US school employees and two college students killed by COVID-19 this week
wsws.org | 2020-10-01
At least 30 school teachers and staff have died from COVID-19 since late July, when schools began to reopen en masse, sending millions back into unsafe classrooms across the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/scho…

US Senate committee approves subpoenaing heads of Twitter, FB & Google for hearing on tech firms' legal immunity
rt.com | 2020-10-01
The US Senate Commerce Committee has unanimously agreed to subpoena the CEOs of Twitter, Google and Facebook to attend a hearing on the legal immunity enjoyed by internet companies over user content. | The committee's decision on Thursday comes after it failed to reach agreement with the companies to send their respective chief execs Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg voluntarily. | The hearing centers around potential reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which offers tech companies protection from liability over content posted online by their users. | "No provider or user of a…
rt.com/usa/502264-senate-facebook-twitte…

Gov. Newsom approves task force on 'slavery reparations' as taxpayers wonder how 'broke' California will foot the bill
rt.com | 2020-10-01
California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has approved the creation of a task force to examine paying reparations to the descendants of slaves, the first such proposal ever passed by a state government. | Newsom signed AB 3121 into law on Wednesday, creating a nine-member task force to study possible reparations for black Americans. While the governor lamented that the legislation hadn't been passed "decades ago," he hailed the bill for establishing a "paradigm that we hope will be resonant all across the United States." | "This is not just about California, this is about making an impact, and a dent, acro…
rt.com/usa/502199-california-creates-rep…

Take the jab or lose your job: Medical journal calls for a MANDATORY Covid vaccine, says 'noncompliance should incur a penalty'
rt.com | 2020-10-01
With half the US population reportedly unwilling to submit to an experimental Covid-19 shot, a new scientific paper has shed light on how state health authorities might enforce compliance with vaccine mandates. | Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, the paper outlines strategies for circumventing widespread fears over the safety of a rushed-to-market vaccine against the novel coronavirus, providing health authorities with a playbook for coercing a skittish populace. | The writers acknowledge that…
rt.com/usa/502270-vaccine-compliance-man…

And the medal goes to… Sexism! Oppression-olympics poster valorizing Hillary Clinton goes viral, boggling Internet's mind
rt.com | 2020-10-01
The online community has ridiculed a 2014 political poster that uses the n-word and b-word repeatedly and seeks to prove racism ended with Barack Obama's presidency, while sexism has remained unchallenged throughout US history. | The art project, titled 'Words Matter' and designed by Yue Chen, went viral on Wednesday, after it grabbed users' attention for having the n-word typed over it some fourteen times.
rt.com/usa/502247-woke-hillary-poster-ba…

You'll be executed first, Twitter's woke ex-CEO tells tech businessmen who wish to steer clear of politics
rt.com | 2020-10-01
People on Twitter think its former CEO has called for the execution of his political opponents, after Dick Costolo warned that "me-first capitalists" will face firing squads during "the revolution." | Costolo, a veteran tech entrepreneur who ran Twitter between 2010 and 2015, poured some gasoline on the fire of an argument currently underway in Silicon Valley. People in IT are debating whether corporations should be engaged in social justice activism and allow political discourses in their workspaces. | "Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people line…
rt.com/usa/502209-twitter-ceo-revolution…

DOJ charges hundreds doctors & nurses in massive $6bn 'healthcare fraud' and opioid bust
rt.com | 2020-10-01
The US Department of Justice has announced charges for nearly 350 suspects in a sweeping bust linked to healthcare fraud. Among them are scores of medical professionals accused of scamming federal programs and private insurers. | The DOJ went public with the nationwide takedown on Wednesday, saying it had filed charges against 345 defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers. | "These defendants have been charged with submitting more than $6 billion in false and fraudulent claims to federal health care programs and private insurers," the departmen…
rt.com/usa/502202-6-billion-healthcare-f…

SpaceX aborts Falcon 9 flight 18 SECONDS before rocket's launch — ground sensors blamed
rt.com | 2020-10-01
A launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket was abruptly aborted just moments before lift-off, after registering abnormal readings on its ground sensors. The mission was set to deliver a new batch of Starlink satellites into orbit. | Launch time was set for Thursday morning local time at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon 9 was loaded with the 13th batch of Starlink satellites. | The launch, however, was pulled just 18 seconds before lift-off, when the space company registered what is known as "an out of family ground system sensor reading." | Standing down from today's Starlink mission due to an out of fami…
rt.com/usa/502266-spacex-falcon9-launch-…

Memory sticks used to program voting machines STOLEN in Philadelphia, but city says election is just fine
rt.com | 2020-10-01
Authorities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania admitted that a laptop and several memory sticks used to program voting machines were stolen from a warehouse, but insisted that the integrity of the election is not in question. | Election officials scrambled to investigate the theft from an East Falls warehouse and make sure the machines would not be compromised on election day, after city authorities confirmed the theft to the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper. They i…
rt.com/usa/502197-philadelphia-election-…

You'll be executed first, Twitter's woke ex-CEO tell tech businessmen who wish to steer clear of politics
rt.com | 2020-10-01
People on Twitter think its former CEO has called for the execution of his political opponents, after Dick Costolo warned that "me-first capitalists" will face firing squads during "the revolution." | Costolo, a veteran tech entrepreneur who ran Twitter between 2010 and 2015, poured some gasoline on the fire of an argument currently underway in Silicon Valley. People in IT are debating whether corporations should be engaged in social justice activism and allow political discourses in their workspaces. | "Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people line…
rt.com/usa/502209-twitter-ceo-revolution…

It's Not Anti-Catholic to Ask Amy Coney Barrett About Her Religious Group "People of Praise"
Stephanie Mencimer | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
Before the TV show appeared, women leaders were referred to as "handmaids."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/its-not-anti-catho…

Analysis Warns Coney Barrett Confirmation Would 'Supercharge' GOP Agenda
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
"This nominee would be no friend to the small businesses and workers who continue to struggle during the ongoing public health and economic crises."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/analysis-warns-con…

Neo-Fascist Proud Boys Exult Over Trump Telling Them to "Stand By," Not Stand Down
Robert Mackey | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
Asked to tell white supremacists and militia groups to stay away from protests, the president told them to be on alert.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/neo-fascist-proud-…

CEO's Maximize CEO Pay, Not Shareholder Returns
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
There is considerable evidence that CEOs do not earn their $20 million pay, in the sense of providing $20 million in additional returns to shareholders, compared to the next schmuck down the line.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/ceos-maximize-ceo-…

Tax Returns Show Trump Looting Treasury to Stave Off His Own Financial Disaster
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
The bragging "billionaire" blowhard president of the United States is more than a billion dollars in debt, and about half of that is coming due in the next few years…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/tax-returns-show-t…

Can You Afford to Breathe in the Pacific Northwest?
Taylor Griggs | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
As climate change worsens wildfires each year, unhoused people in Oregon and Washington experience the worst of the smoke…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/can-you-afford-to-…

The BLM movement found support in red, rural Pa. What will it mean for voting?
Laura Benshoff | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
Nearly every day in early June, protesters turned out in Chambersburg's town square to protest the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. That was noteworthy, even to locals who had spent years pushing for racial justice in this south central Pennsylvania community…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-blm-movement-f…

Is it Time to end Profiteering on Public Health and Nationalize Big Pharma?
F. Douglas Stephenson | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
The antidote is nationalization of the pharmaceutical industry, large increases in production of non-patent medications and ending monopolization by the Big Pharma industry…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/is-it-time-to-end-…

Are far right groups really just about spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation?
Richard McNeil Willson | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
Research finds that far right tactics are less about misinformation than looking for community support by highlighting societal inequalities…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/are-far-right-grou…

The Racial Wealth Gap Is About the Upper Classes
Matt Bruenig | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
Here's an idea: we should redistribute wealth from the largely white 1 percent to the poor and working class of all races — tackling both racial and class inequality simultaneously.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-racial-wealth-…

A Criminal Tax Cheat?
Elie Mystal | zcomm.org | 2020-10-01
Bombshell NYT Report Shows Trump Paid No Federal Income Tax for 10 of 15 Years…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-criminal-tax-che…

Fortress On A Hill: Understanding The War Industry
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-01
Christian Sorenson stops by the podcast to discuss his new book "Understanding the War Industry", a detailed look at contracting within the U.S. military industrial complex and how its giant war chest gets funneled to an endless list of contractors, without question to its necessity or what could have been purchased in its place. | Everyone from libertarians to mainstream liberals to anarchists utters the words "military-industrial complex," often as a catchall for murky forces that press the U.S. government into war. But what is this complex?
popularresistance.org/fortress-on-a-hill…

Six Reflections On The Abolitionist Strike At The University Of Michigan
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-01
Both within and outside of the frameworks of "permissive" bargaining, the desire and urgency to create a world centered around care cannot be granted by a university or union bureaucracy. Throughout the GEO strike, GEO's demands, and especially the anti-policing demands, were criticized for their "impossibility." It was impossible for a graduate workers union to demand cuts to a campus police budget, it was impossible to negotiate over campus police's role in making workplaces unsafe, it was impossible to ask a university to cut ties with local police and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
popularresistance.org/six-reflections-on…

Why We Focus On Africa
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-01
With reports each week of yet another Black victim of police violence, there is for many an ever-growing desperation. As activists search for a way forward, Africa's plight does not find its way on to the movement agenda. But there is good reason to be concerned about what goes on in Africa. The problems there and the problems here are related. | Africa has long been the focus of foreign exploitation of the continent's land, resources, and people. As everyone knows, Africans find themselves in the Western Hemisphere because of slavery and its exploitation of the labor of those who were enslaved.
popularresistance.org/why-we-focus-on-af…

Brazil's Landless Workers Persist Through Agroecology
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-01
Just off one of the main highways that crosses the Brazilian state of Paraná, there's a narrow dirt road that's easy to miss if you're not looking for it. The road is bordered on both sides by corn, soy, and wheat. The landscape goes largely unchanged for eight miles until a worn-down sign informs visitors they have arrived in the Contestado Settlement–one of many large farming settlements belonging to the Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement–or the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST). | The settlement is structured like a village; further down the road lies a town square, a farmers' co…
popularresistance.org/brazils-landless-w…

How Progressives Could Still Win The 21st Century
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-01
Our era will be remembered for the triumphant march of authoritarianism in whose wake the vast majority of humanity have experienced unnecessary hardship and the planet's ecosystem has suffered avoidable climate destruction. | For a brief period — a period the British historian Eric Hobsbawm described as "the short 20th century" — establishment forces were united in dealing with challenges to their authority. It was a rare period in which the establishment had to face a variety of progressives, all seeking to change the world: social democrats, communists, self-management experiments, national liberat…
popularresistance.org/how-progressives-c…

COVID-19 Cases Among Health Care Workers Under-Reported
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-01
Fiana Tulip spent the last 10 weeks trying to figure out how her mother, a health care worker in Dallas, contracted and died of COVID-19. | Isabelle Papadimitriou, 64, was a respiratory therapist at the Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation. She died on July 4, one week after contracting the novel coronavirus. | Tulip said she learned after talking with her mother's colleagues and reading her journals and text messages that the hospital failed to alert her mother and other staff members at the rehabilitation center that one of the patients had tested positive for COVID-19.
popularresistance.org/covid-19-cases-amo…

How Ecuador's Democracy Is Being Suffocated
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-01
A recent poll showed that if Andrés Arauz Galarza were allowed to run in Ecuador's presidential election of 2021, he would win in the first round with 45.9 percent of the vote. The pollsters found that Arauz–who was the minister of knowledge and human talent from 2015 to 2017–wins across "all the social strata and regions of the country, with a slight weakness among the richest voters in the country." | Andrés Arauz entered policymaking and government when Rafael Correa was the president of the country, from 2007 to 2017.
popularresistance.org/how-ecuadors-democ…

Friday 10/2: BIPOC Liberation Bike Ride
BIPOC Liberation Collective | indybay.org | 2020-10-01
The Bike Church | 703 Pacific Ave (Enter on Spruce), Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/1883718…

Friday 10/2: Gathering to Celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg w/ Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence SF
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. | indybay.org | 2020-10-01
In-person: intersection of Market Street & Castro Street, San Francisco, CA | Online event livestream: www.facebook.com/SFSisters/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/1883720…

Wednesday 9/30: The High Stakes of Rushed Nomination of Barrett to SCOTUS w/ Alliance for Justice & PFAW
PFAWO | indybay.org | 2020-10-01
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/1883719…

Reclamation extends comment period on Shasta Dam raise draft EIS to October 5
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-10-01
"How would you feel if someone was coming to burn down your house, everyone knew it was going to happen, but no one — not even the people who are supposed to protect you — cared enough to stop it," said Marine Sisk, Chief Caleen Sisk's daughter, on Winnemem sacred sites that would be drowned by the proposed raise of Shasta Dam…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/1883720…

San Leandro Hospital CNA Nurses Fight Covid, For PPE & Conditions For Nurses & Patients
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-10-01
San Leandro Hospital nurse and chief CNA rep talks about the conditions at the hospital and the effect of Covid-19 on the workers and patients. She also discusses the role of the Alameda Board of Supervisors in supporting the union busting operations of Alameda Health Services which was set up by the Board to run the public health system.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/01/1883720…

Save Willard Park!
Foxy the dog | indybay.org | 2020-10-01
Plans in the works by the city government of Berkeley to overhaul a popular local park with near zero public notice…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/01/1883720…

Growing Resistance to City Manager's Camp & FNB Sweep Threats
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-10-01
Dozens of activists and volunteers gathered at 8 AM Monday morning in Parking Lot #27 on the 200th day of a SC Homeless Union COVID-19 Relief Center–created back in March at the Town Clock by the Union, Food Not Bombs [FNB], and Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom [HUFF] .
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/1883718…

Sierra Club Endorses Brown, Hill, Kuhl and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council
Santa Cruz News Network | indybay.org | 2020-10-01
The Santa Cruz Group of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Alicia Kuhl, and Kayla Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election. Additionally, the Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club has endorsed John Leopold for Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, District 1.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/29/1883718…

Palantir Protests Make Business News
DCFPTN | indybay.org | 2020-10-01
Palantir's public offering is founded on the company's sales pitch that its software represents the ultimate tool of surveillance. The secretive company's history of working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and countries with questionable human rights records makes it a bad investment, say activists. Protests at the company's new and old headquarters are the subject of major media attention as the company makes its first public trades today.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/30/1883718…

The Day the World Stood Still: A Story of the First Atomic Bomb and Our Perpetual Cold War
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-01
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; | And thus the native hue of resolution | Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, | And enterprises of great pith and moment | With this regard their currents turn awry, | And lose the name of action. | — Shakespeare's Hamlet Act III, scene I | [This paper works as a follow-up to a previous article titled, " On Roosevelt and Stalin: What Revisionist Historians Want Us to Forget."] | Upon discovery of such an…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/01/da…

America Is on the Road to Revolution
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-01
We have more in common with pre-Nazi Germany and pre-Soviet Russia than we think. | Rod DREHER | In 1951, six years after the end of World War II, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt published The Origins of Totalitarianism, in an attempt to understand how such radical ideologies of both left and right had seized the minds of so many in the 20th century. Arendt's book used to be a staple in college history and political theory courses. With the end of the Cold War 30 years behind us, who today talks about totalitarianism? Almost no one–and if they do, it's about Nazism, not communism. | Unsurprisingl…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/01/am…

The Heat: U.S. Presidential Debate
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-10-01
Trailing in the polls, the president plowed through the debate rules, interrupting both the moderator and his opponent in an aggressive attempt to win new voters and solidify his base.
america.cgtn.com/2020/10/01/the-heat-u-s…

Kuwait will remain loyal to Palestinian cause: new Emir
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — New Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah said that the country will remain loyal to the Palestinian cause.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164213/Kuwait-will-…

Hundredfold increase of knowledge-based firms in 7 yrs
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that the number of knowledge-based companies has increased a hundredfold since seven years ago.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164211/Hundredfold-…

Ghalibaf condoles passing of Emir of Kuwait
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf offered his condolence over the death of Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164195/Ghalibaf-con…

Yemeni court issues death sentence for Trump, MBS
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — A criminal court in Saada has sentenced ten, including US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salam, to death for an attack on a Yemeni school bus claimed that 51 lives and injured 79 in 2018.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164204/Yemeni-court…

Briefing on Iran's daily developments
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — The following are Iran's developments in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164201/Briefing-on-…

Harvesting, drying plums in NE Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
JAJARM, Oct. 01 (MNA) — The photos below depict the traditional harvesting and drying of yellow plums in a rural area near Jarjarm, North Khorasan province.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/164209/Harvesting-…

Headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Oct. 01
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, October 01.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164202/Headlines-of…

Nouri dismisses report of link with Esteghlal
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian-German coach Alexander Nouri has rejected reports of his initial agreement with Esteghlal or any other Iranian team.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164206/Nouri-dismis…

COVID-19 infects 3,825, kills 211 in Iran in 24h
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, the novel coronavirus disease has claimed 211 lives in the country in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164212/COVID-19-inf…

Rouhani felicitates Nigeria on Independence Day
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the anniversary of Nigeria's independence from Britain, calling for increased cooperation with the African country.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164210/Rouhani-feli…

Iran ready to coop. with China on COVID-19 vaccine
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani felicitated the Chinese National Day and expressed readiness for increased cooperation with Beijing, especially in producing the COVID-19 vaccine.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164208/Iran-ready-t…

25-year agreement to open new chapter in Iran-China ties
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri expressed congratulations to the Chinese officials and people on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the establishment of Modern China which is celebrated on October 1.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164205/25-year-agre…

National rowing tournament held in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — The national rowing championship and the commemoration ceremony of the 40th anniversary of the Sacred Defense were held in Azadi Lake on Wednesday.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/164192/National-ro…

COVID-19 cases top 34m across the world
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — According to the latest compiled data, more than 34 million people across the world have been infected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164207/COVID-19-cas…

Front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Oct. 01
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Thursday, October 01.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/164203/Front-pages…

Damascus rules out any agreements Israeli regime
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-01
TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Syria has underlined its rejection of any agreement with the Israeli regime, noting that the regime is harming the Arab cause and especially the Palestinian cause.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164216/Damascus-rul…

How materials science can be harnessed to reach net-zero CO2 emissions targets
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-01
Imperial materials scientists have contributed to two Henry Royce Institute-led roadmaps detailing how net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205593/how-materials-science-harnessed-reach-net-zero

Double detection of cell changes could diagnose disease earlier
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-01
Chemical probes that detect changes in two factors related to inflammation within cells could lead to earlier disease detection.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205513/double-detection-cell-changes-could-diagnose

Smoking and obesity increase risk of severe COVID-19 and sepsis
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-01
Researchers have identified genetic evidence to support a causal link between smoking and obesity and an increased risk of severe COVID-19 and sepsis.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205333/smoking-obesity-increase-risk-severe-covid-19

Earthquake forecasting clues unearthed in strange precariously balanced rocks
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-01
Naturally formed balancing boulders could be used to help scientists to forecast large earthquakes more precisely.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205493/earthquake-forecasting-clues-unearthed-strange-precariously

Video game helps players get fit by fighting through immersive fantasy game
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-01
Students from Imperial College London have developed a video game to help players get fit as they take on opponents in a fantasy world.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203633/video-game-helps-players-fighting-through