Daily Archives: October 2, 2020

2020-10-02: News Headlines

Phyllis Bennis (2020-10-02). The Pentagon Took Money for Covid Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Bought Weapons. globalresearch.ca As the pandemic continues to claim lives across the country, new information keeps coming out about how the Trump administration has made it harder for Americans to protect themselves. | We now know, for example, that early in the pandemic the …

Nauman Sadiq (2020-10-02). 'October Surprise': Trump Incapacitated from Electioneering. POTUS and FLOTUS Tested Positive for Covid-19. globalresearch.ca "October surprises" are a common occurrence in the electoral politics of the US when elections are only weeks away in November and canvassing of electorate by political contenders reaches a crescendo. But never in the entire political history of the …

MEE staff (2020-10-02). Armenia withdraws ambassador to Israel over Azerbaijan arms sales. middleeasteye.net Armenia withdraws ambassador to Israel over Azerbaijan arms sales | Armenia said it was 'unacceptable' for Israel to continue providing weaponry as Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continues | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 09: 45 | People demonstrate in support of Armenia and against the war in Nagorno Karabach during the Special European Summit in Brussels (AFP) | Armenia has recalled its ambassador to Israel over the country's…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-10-02). Yemen: Finding Ways to Fight Back Against Saudi Arabia's War on Electricity. mintpressnews.com From a concerted military campaign to retake the country's biggest power plant to efforts to go solar, Yemenis are finding ways to circumvent the Saudi Coalition's total war on their country's electric grid.

Alan Macleod (2020-10-02). Despite Trump's Boast, Insulin in America Among the Most Expensive Liquids on Earth. mintpressnews.com During the debate Trump claimed that insulin is now "so cheap it's like water," but A 10ml vial of insulin from Novo Nordisk or Eli Lilly, for example, costs Americans $290, ranking it alongside the likes of Chanel No. 5 and scorpion venom as among the most expensive liquids in the world.

Alan Macleod (2020-10-02). Under Pressure, Amazon Reveals Over 20,000 Employees Likely Contracted COVID. mintpressnews.com Amazon is not a company known for treating its employees' welfare as its top priority. Workers feel under so much pressure that they urinate in bottles or wear adult diapers rather than risk the wrath of management.

Al Neal, Mark Gruenberg (2020-10-02). Nearly 20,000 Amazon workers infected with coronavirus. peoplesworld.org Online retail giant Amazon was pushed into releasing a trove of comprehensive data on the spread of coronavirus among its workers on Thursday, Oct. 1. The data disclosing for the first time that 19,816 workers, principally in the company's warehouses, have become infected. That's 1.46% of their total workforce. But advocates for workers, including the United Food …

Anya Parampil (2020-10-02). US military seeks to "create new base in Syria" — Syrian journalist. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Syrian journalist Bashar Barazi, the correspondent for HispanTV in Damascus, about recent developments in the country. By Anya Parampil They discuss the impact of the new "Cesar sanctions" on the Syrian public, US and Turkish maneuvers within Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's recent visit to the country, as well as the average Syrian's response to efforts from Gulf countries to normalize relations with Israel. Barazi explains why he believes the US is …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-02). Assange on Trial: Abuse of Power, Breaching Attorney-Client Privilege and Adjournment. counterpunch.org October 1, 2020. Central Criminal Court, London. The Old Bailey has been the venue for a trial that should never have taken place. But during the course of these extradition proceedings against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder accused by the US Department of Justice for violating the US Espionage Act (17 charges) and one under

Craig Murray (2020-10-02). Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 21. globalresearch.ca I really do not know how to report Wednesday's events. Stunning evidence, of extreme quality and interest, was banged out in precis by the lawyers as unnoticed as bags of frozen chips coming off a production line. | The court that …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-02). Assange's Eighteenth Day at the Old Bailey: Abuse of Power, Breaching Attorney-Client Privilege and Adjournment. globalresearch.ca The Old Bailey has been the venue for a trial that should never have taken place. But during the course of these extradition proceedings against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder accused by the US Department of Justice for violating the …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-02). Truth Is The First Casualty In Cold War: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com ~ | No institutional changes were made to ensure that the evils of the Iraq invasion wouldn't be repeated. It's one of those big, glaring problems people just decided to pretend is resolved, like racism. | ~ | Whenever someone says "I oppose Assange's extradition, but," everything before the "but" is a lie, and it's a safe bet that everything after it will be too. | ~ | Truth is the first casualty in war. This adage is especially true of cold war, where the absence of hot firepower makes an emphasis on mass-scale psychological operations necessary. | ~ | People who tell you that now is not the time for truthful c…

RT (2020-10-02). President Trump says he & first lady tested positive for coronavirus after top aide infected on campaign trail. rt.com US President Donald Trump has confirmed that he and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus, just hours after it was learned a senior aide had contracted the illness. | "Tonight, [the first lady] and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!" the president tweeted in the early hours of Friday morning. | Tonight,

Robert Mackey (2020-10-02). Trump Tests Positive for Coronavirus, 48 Hours After Mocking Biden for Wearing a Mask. zcomm.org For months, the president recklessly disregarded mask-wearing, and aides and supporters followed his lead…

_____ (2020-10-02). Nagorno-Karabakh's Conflict Isn't About Us (Or Russia). popularresistance.org Journalists and geo-strategists call it a "frozen conflict" — one of several such deadlocked disputes under tenuous ceasefire in…

_____ (2020-10-02). Using Human Rights To Promote War. popularresistance.org 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". She points out major flaws in the report's methodology and exposes one of its authors as a defender of Chilean fascists. She explains that the US and its allies are weaponizing human right in order to drum up support for a war on Venezuela.

_____ (2020-10-02). Assange Trial: US And UK Militaries Back Key Prosecution Witness. popularresistance.org Dr Nigel Blackwood, a Reader in forensic psychiatry at King's College London (KCL), told the extradition hearing in London last week that Julian Assange was suffering only "moderate" depression. | Giving evidence as an expert witness for the US prosecution, Dr Blackwood rebutted other experts' findings on the seriousness of Assange's condition, adding his suicide risk was "manageable". He told the court: "Mr Assange has proved himself to be a very resilient and very resourceful man and he has underplayed that".

Lucine Kasbarian (2020-10-02). Spike in Boycotts of Turkish Goods and Services. indybay.org For years, Turkey has injected itself, often militarily, into the sovereign affairs of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Greece, Cyprus, India, and now, Armenia and Artsakh. On October 2, reports emerged that Turkey is using NATO and American facilities to attack Armenia and Artsakh. Since NATO is unable or unwilling to rein in this rogue nation that many consider to be the single greatest threat to global security, public boycotts are increasingly gaining favor.

Staff (2020-10-02). Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Months of Downplaying Virus & Mocking Biden for Wearing Mask. democracynow.org Just days after mocking his presidential rival Joe Biden for regularly wearing masks, President Donald Trump has revealed that he and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19 and are entering 14 days of isolation. For months, Trump has downplayed the severity of the pandemic, which has killed over 200,000 Americans. President Trump is 74, has elevated blood pressure and is over the threshold for obesity — three factors linked to higher morbidity and mortality among COVID-19 patients. For more on the pandemic and Trump's coronavirus diagnosis, we speak with Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infect…

Staff (2020-10-02). Superspreader-in-Chief: For Months Trump Spread COVID Lies, Now He May Have Spread the Virus Itself. democracynow.org President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came early Friday morning, hours after Bloomberg News reported that Trump adviser Hope Hicks became ill during Trump's Wednesday night rally in Duluth, Minnesota, and had to be quarantined aboard Air Force One on the return flight to Washington. Hicks went on to test positive for coronavirus early on Thursday, though the White House did not report her illness. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is also getting tested over fears that Trump may have infected him at Tuesday's debate. We speak with Dr. Abdul…

Staff (2020-10-02). Headlines for October 2, 2020. democracynow.org President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for Coronavirus, Joe Biden to Receive Coronavirus Test After Tuesday's Debate with President Trump, Trump Continued Public Events After Adviser Hope Hicks Became Ill and Tested Positive for COVID-19, Trump, 74, Faces Greater COVID-19 Morbidity Risk Due to High Blood Pressure and Obesity, Before Testing Positive, Trump Planned Rallies in Wisconsin's Coronavirus "Red Zones", Coronavirus Outbreak Shutters Queens School on First Full Day of In-Person Classes in NYC, Texas Republican Governor Orders Closure of Absentee Ballot Drop-Off Sites, Far-Right Activist…

Staff (2020-10-02). Naomi Klein: I Fear Trump Will Exploit His COVID Infection to Further Destabilize the Election. democracynow.org How will President Trump's revelation that he tested positive for COVID-19 affect the presidential race? Acclaimed journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein warns that the Trump campaign is likely to exploit the news. "We need to be prepared for the president using the fact that he's having to cancel campaign events for two weeks to try to further delegitimize elections," she says.

_____ (2020-10-02). NATO Member Turkey Must Back Off Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict. strategic-culture.org

Staff (2020-10-02). Naomi Klein: Trump May Exploit His COVID Diagnosis to Delegitimize Election. truthout.org How will President Trump's revelation that he tested positive for COVID-19 affect the presidential race? Acclaimed journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein warns that the Trump campaign is likely to exploit the news. "We need to be prepared for the president using the fact that he's having to cancel campaign events for two weeks to try to further delegitimize elections," she says. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democr…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). US Supreme Court nominee Barrett tests negative for COVID: White House official. yenisafak.com President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has tested negative for the deadly coronavirus and is following government guidance on social distancing and best practices after Trump tested positive, a White House official said on Friday.Barrett was last with Trump on Saturday. This week she visited leaders in the U.S. Senate accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, who has also tested negative for the disease.

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Trump's youngest son, Barron, tests negative for coronavirus: White House. yenisafak.com President Donald Trump's youngest son, Barron Trump, has tested negative for COVID-19, the White House said on Friday after Trump announced that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus."Barron tested negative and all precautions are being taken to ensure he's kept safe and healthy," said Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff for Melania Trump. She said the first lady was doing well.

yenisafak (2020-10-02). UK PM Johnson's battle with COVID-19 may be a warning for Trump. yenisafak.com When Boris Johnson caught COVID-19 in March, the overweight British prime minister tried to work through the illness "in denial" – but ended up wearing an oxygen mask in an intensive care unit and was ultimately out of action for almost a month.He later said he had fought for his life as the state prepared for the unthinkable: the possible death in office of a prime minister.Johnson's experience of trying to stay in charge while struggling with the disease may offer clues about the potential dangers ahead for U.S. President Donald Trump, now that he has tested positive.After being accused of initially failing to…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Trump experiencing mild coronavirus symptoms, says White House official. yenisafak.com President Donald Trump is experiencing "mild symptoms" of COVID-19 after revealing that he and his wife had tested positive, a White House official said on Friday according to the Associated Press and the New York Times.Two people familiar with his condition told the Times they were coldlike symptoms.

yenisafak (2020-10-02). UK PM Johnson says sure Trump will stage 'a very strong recovery'. yenisafak.com British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was sure that U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania would stage a "very strong recovery" from COVID-19 after they tested positive for the virus."Obviously I think we all want to send our best wishes to the president and the first lady and I've done that this morning as you can imagine," said Johnson, who recovered after being hospitalised with the disease in April.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-10-02). Roaming Charges: Crosstalk Hurricane. counterpunch.org Donald Trump was just one of 43,000 other Americans who tested positive for COVID today. While nearly all of them paid more in taxes than he did, few will have his resources to fight the ravages of the disease and recover from its financial aftershocks.

_____ (2020-10-02). Embassy Espionage, Contemplated Poisoning And Proposed Kidnapping. popularresistance.org 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, has been a political one. The Australian publisher faces the incalculably dangerous prospect of 17 charges under the US Espionage Act and one under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Stripped to its elements, the indictment is merely violence kitted out in the vestment of sham legality. The rest is politics.

_____ (2020-10-02). U.S. Intelligence Sources Discussed Poisoning Julian Assange. strategic-culture.org Robert WENZEL | At Julian Assange's extradition hearing, bombshell allegations involving US private citizen Sheldon Adelson are being made in conjunction with activities of US intelligence agencies. | Plans to poison or kidnap Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy were discussed between sources in US intelligence and a private security firm that spied extensively on the WikiLeaks co-founder, a court has been told,

Timothy Erik Strom — John Pilger (2020-10-02). Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org John Pilger has watched Julian Assange's extradition trial from the public gallery at London's Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Strà∂m of Arena, Australia: Q: Having watched Julian Assange's trial firsthand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court? The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have sat in many

John Pilger (2020-10-02). John Pilger: Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange. mintpressnews.com John Pilger has watched Julian Assange's extradition trial from the public gallery at London's Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Strà∂m of Arena magazine, Australia: | Q: Having watched Julian Assange's trial firsthand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court? | The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have sat in many courts and seldom known such a corruption of due process; this is due revenge. Putting aside the ritual associated with 'British justice', at times it has been evocative of a Stalinist show trial. One difference is that in the show tria…

pip.hinman (2020-10-02). Andrew Wilkie on Julian Assange extradition trial: 'It should put all Australians on notice'. greenleft.org.au

John McEvoy (2020-10-02). Noam Chomsky tells court that Julian Assange has 'exposed power to sunlight'. thecanary.co On 30 September, distinguished academic and public intellectual Extraterritorial reach: | Chomsky had previously appeared on Democracy Now! to denounce: the extraterritorial reach of the United States, which is shocking. Why should the United States… have the power to control what others are doing elsewhere in the world?… It's [an] outlandish situation. It goes on all the time. | "We have to silence this voice" — Chomsky on the obvious, prima…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Israel detained 15 Gazans in September. yenisafak.com The Israeli forces arrested 15 Palestinians during September in the Gaza Strip.The head of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs at Studies and Documentation Unit, Abdel-Nasser Farawana, told Anadolu Agency on Friday: "The occupation authorities [Israel] arrested 14 Palestinians as they crossed the Gaza Strip borders into the occupied territories, and a cancer patient was arrested while passing through the Erez checkpoint in the north of Gaza Strip last September.""The number of arrests increased in September. In August this year, one Palestinian was arrested in Gaza," he said.Farawana said: "Most of those detainees…

news.un (2020-10-02). Sudan alert: Flooding and surging inflation threaten humanitarian assistance. news.un.org Catastrophic flooding and rising food and health costs in Sudan, have driven up the number of people in need, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Friday.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-10-02). Spain on the Brink of a Major Crisis. globalresearch.ca Spain currently faces one of the greatest crises in its recent history. The second wave of COVID-19 is approaching extremely quickly, with the world record for deaths by number of inhabitants. The situation is strongly aggravated by a lack of …

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-10-02). Thousands take the streets in national strike in Colombia. zcomm.org The nationwide protest was carried out in rejection police brutality, economic crisis, massacres and the indifference of the national government towards them…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2020-10-02). Two Years After Khashoggi's Murder, Why is America Still An Accomplice to MBS's Crimes? counterpunch.org 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 Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Eight Saudi men have been convicted of Khashoggi's murder by a Saudi court in what the Washington Post

ACLU (2020-10-02). Learn About Where the Gwinnett County Sheriff Candidates Land on Immigration. aclu.org Thousands of immigrant families who call Gwinnett County home have been split apart by the sheriff office's participation in a program with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This program, know as 287(g), costs taxpayers millions of dollars every year, erodes community trust, promotes racial profiling, and redirects local resources to federal immigration enforcement. The election for Gwinnett County Sheriff on Nov. 3 will help determine the county's future collaboration with ICE. To make an informed decision, make sure you know the candidates' positions on key immigration issues. | ACLU of Georgia asked…

Staff (2020-10-02). Trump Ramps Up Immigration Attacks Ahead of Election. truthout.org A month before the election, the Trump lockdown against any and all immigrants is intensifying. The Trump administration has unleashed a rush of regulations to restrict student visas, especially for students from non-white, non-Christian majority countries. It is accelerating border wall building. It has proposed an offensively low ceiling of 15,000 refugee admissions in 2021 and has also been flirting with an illegal refusal to provide Congress with numbers for refugee admissions next year, which would effectively…

T.J. Coles (2020-10-02). Military Bases on the Moon: U.S. Plans to Weaponize the Earth's Satellite. counterpunch.org In July, Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Roscosmos, cited the U.S. "retreat from principles of cooperation and mutual support" to justify Russia's refusal to join the latest U.S. space initiative: to build lunar bases. Rogozin was likely referring to the U.S. refusal to renew the Intermediate-range Forces Treaty and its intention to back out of the Open Skies Treaty.

Ron Jacobs (2020-10-02). The Third World War, Illustrated. counterpunch.org George Grosz was an artist in Weimar Germany. His works lampooned the rich and super rich and condemned war. A Dadaist who was anti-capitalist and antifascist, he exiled himself to the United States in 1933 as the Nazi party began to rise in Germany. Although he changed the nature of his art after he moved to

John Wojcik (2020-10-02). Trump down with coronavirus; his Pennsylvania acolytes prepare a coup. peoplesworld.org The news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been infected with COVID-19 spread rapidly across the nation and around the world early this morning. While commentators are saying the entire election is now upended, a key part of the unfolding election process—the attempt by Trump and his GOP to hijack the …

Mohammad Ayesh (2020-10-02). Arabic press review: Plans for Israel-UAE canal enrage Egypt. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Plans for Israel-UAE canal enrage Egypt | Meanwhile, Jordan expels former Palestinian prisoner Nizar al-Tamimi, and three ministers of Arab origin join new Belgian government | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 15: 14 | Egypt is reportedly worried that a new canal between Israel and the UAE might threaten its crucial income from the Suez Canal (AFP/file photo, November 2019) | Canal tri…

Staff (2020-10-02). Trump gets COVID-19, after months of lying about its danger. therealnews.com Trump has access to world class healthcare, but he and Republicans have blocked billions in funding for healthcare, COVID-19 testing and economic relief.

MEE and agencies (2020-10-02). France's Macron says Islam 'in crisis all over the world today'. middleeasteye.net France's Macron says Islam 'in crisis all over the world today' | In high-profile address, French president said Islam was in crisis due to 'an extreme hardening' of positions | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 11: 13 | French President Emmanuel Macron wears a mask after delivering his speech (AFP) | French President Emmanuel Macron described Islam on Friday as "a religion that is in crisis all over the…

Zoltan Grossman (2020-10-02). Why Far-Right Paramilitaries are Not Just "Vigilantes" counterpunch.org Trump's call for the Proud Boys and other armed far-right paramilitaries to "stand by" has finally shed light on the real threat of physical intimidation around the election, to add to the threats of cyberattacks and abuses of the legal system. His call to arms is also a reminder why calling far-right domestic terrorists merely "vigilantes" minimizes and even trivializes the threat, for several reasons.

Staff (2020-10-02). The war on pot isn't over, just ask this doctor arrested for his research. therealnews.com Retired cardiac surgeon Dr. David Allen discusses being targeted for asset forfeiture because he supports legal marijuana and medical research into cannabis.

Nathaniel Chase (2020-10-02). Presidential debate: Trump and Biden bicker as COVID rages on. workers.org The Sept. 30 presidential debate featured two white men throwing mud at each other in performances a fifth-grade debate team would have found embarrassing. This debate will be remembered for its continuous, cable-news-style bickering and interrupting, which prevented either candidate, and in particular Biden, from expressing themselves at length. It . . . |

MEE and agencies (2020-10-02). Mossad chief holds talks with Bahrain as ties with Israel deepen. middleeasteye.net Mossad chief holds talks with Bahrain as ties with Israel deepen | Yossi Cohen reported to have discussed 'mutual interests' with his Bahraini counterparts following normalisation deal | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 11: 16 | Mossad chief Yossi Cohen pictured in 2017 (AFP) | Israel's top spy chief Yossi Cohen has held talks with Bahrain's intelligence services following the two countries recent normal…

MEE and agencies (2020-10-02). Turkey arrests: New wave of detentions target pro-Kurdish HDP. middleeasteye.net Turkey arrests: New wave of detentions target pro-Kurdish HDP | Of 53 mayoralties won in March 2019 local elections, the party now only controls four as a result of repeated arrests | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 12: 23 | Demonstrators in Istanbul shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of scores of members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party (AFP) | Authorities in Turkey have detai…

David Trujillo (2020-10-02). Todos con Biden-Harris: Latinos no deben dejar que nada los detenga de votar. peoplesworld.org Dilo fuerte, dilo con orgullo. No sereÃÅ negado. Yo voy a votar por Biden-Harris. Es tiempo para todo los Latinos que hablen con miembros de la comunidad sobre esta eleccioÃÅn. Es tiempo para dice, "No maÃÅs." °Ha sido suficiente! Es tiempo que la comunidad latina pare de ser amigable y callada. Los latinos se deben …

Walter Smolarek (2020-10-02). Ecuador: Left wins key ruling on government effort to rig election. liberationnews.org The left in Ecuador secured a crucial victory yesterday in the face of attempts by the right-wing government of President Lenín Moreno to deny progressive candidate Andrés Arauz the right to stand in next February's presidential election. The National Electoral Council ruled that the Union for Hope alliance would be permitted to nominate a substitute …

MEE staff (2020-10-02). Amnesty presses Egypt to release detainees after rare protests. middleeasteye.net Amnesty presses Egypt to release detainees after rare protests | Rights group reports at least 496 people have been detained by Cairo since crackdown on protests began last month | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 18: 37 | Police had fired tear gas and in some instances live ammunition at demonstrators (AFP/File photo) | Amnesty International has called on Egyptian authorities to release hundreds of people who were arrested…

MEE staff (2020-10-02). Sudan sending hundreds of troops to Yemen via Saudi Arabia. middleeasteye.net Sudan sending hundreds of troops to Yemen via Saudi Arabia | Sources say officers and soldiers arrived in the kingdom last week, despite Khartoum supposedly winding down its involvement in the conflict | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 13: 37 | Sudanese troops with a military coalition in Yemen backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates detect mines in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah (AFP) | Hundreds of Sudanese s…

Chauncey K. Robinson (2020-10-02). 'Stars and Strife' wants unity but falls short of demanding systemic change. peoplesworld.org The new documentary Stars and Strife wants you to know that the world, and particularly the United States, is in trouble. It presents a compelling argument regarding the ills of society like poverty, racism, and political corruption. Where it falls short is in its presentation of a solution. Stars and Strife seemingly has good intentions …

Eve Ottenberg (2020-10-02). How the U.S. Military Deformed Science. counterpunch.org Any discussion of American science includes, perforce, the military. Physics? Nuclear weapons. Biology? Germ warfare. Chemistry? Poison gas. While the wonders of science extend far beyond these blights, the military and its money have distorted scientific inquiry, to say the least. And where the Pentagon hasn't co-opted any given discipline, capitalism has swooped in. Just

Emile Schepers (2020-10-02). Arab-American voters could make the difference in stopping Trump in Michigan. peoplesworld.org One of the distinctive features of Michigan is that one of the largest minority populations in the state is Arab-Americans, estimated to be between 153,000 and half a million, depending on the source. They come from a variety of national and religious backgrounds. Yemenis are one of the largest Arab ethnic groups here, but there …

Zarefah Baroud (2020-10-02). The Leahy Laws: Why Biden's Promise to Israel is Illegal. counterpunch.org While co-hosting an interview on the Palestine Chronicle, I asked Dr. Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, about his thoughts on Kamala Harris' promise to maintain unconditional aid to Israel. "I am disappointed of course by the Harris-Biden positions on Israel. I would have hoped for something closer to what Bernie

Roberta Wood (2020-10-02). Northwestern food workers 'die-in' for COVID protections. peoplesworld.org EVANSTON, Ill. — Is it too much to ask for an institution sitting on an $11 billion dollar endowment to provide sick pay for 14 days for an employee under a coronavirus quarantine? "Dying in" for health and safety, scores of cooks and housekeepers employed at Northwestern University's leafy lakeside campus here put their bodies …

C.J. Atkins (2020-10-02). Communist Party election campaign says stop Trump with a #VoteAgainstFascism. peoplesworld.org Fascism hasn't arrived in the United States yet, but the country is closer than it's ever been. That's the central message of the Communist Party USA's election campaign in the closing days of the 2020 race. Determined to see Donald Trump turned out of office, the party is mobilizing its members around the slogan "Vote …

David Rosen (2020-10-02). Police Violence: Institutionalized Terrorism. counterpunch.org Last year, police killed 1,004 people and, as a recent Harvard study found, between 2013 and 2017, 5,400 were killed by the police. Going further, it found that "Black people were on average three times more likely to be killed by police than white people. Of the total fatalities, 2,353 (42.83%) of those killed were white and 1,487 (27.07%) were Black."

Richard C. Gross (2020-10-02). Trump is a Hoax, Fake News. counterpunch.org Donald Trump finally collided with something bigger than he thinks he is: the IRS. The self-identified billionaire's mere $750 federal tax payments in 2016 and 2017, his tax avoidance schemes, his mishandling of the pandemic plus his ugly aggressive performance debate performance could cost him his re-election. Trump's rival for the presidency, Joe Biden, revealed

Liberation Staff (2020-10-02). 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.

Beau Peters (2020-10-02). The State of Online Safety for Kids. dissidentvoice.org There's no doubt that the resources of our digital age are valuable. They provide us with new development opportunities and help us to build meaningful connections with a diverse range of global communities. The past couple of decades have seen our adoption of tech grow, and as such we are seeing the first generations of …

CFDIPR (2020-10-02). Sugar workers in Iran striking for wages and public ownership. peoplesworld.org September 2 marked the 80th day since workers of the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane complex in the south of Iran came out on strike, on June 15. They are demanding their unpaid wages, medical insurance, reinstatement of dismissed colleagues, return of the industrial giant to the state sector, and the return to the workers of funds embezzled …

Staff (2020-10-02). Baltimore teachers: no one should die to reopen schools. therealnews.com At an Oct. 1 press conference, Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan once again called for school districts to physically reopen. | "I hear from teachers every day who are dying to get back in the classroom," Hogan Hogan's calls come one day after Baltimore educators and parents, organized by the Baltimore Teachers Union, rallied in oppositi…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-10-02). In Lieu of a Liberation Strategy: Palestinian Elections Are Designed to Buy Time. dissidentvoice.org It is abundantly clear that Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, has underestimated the seriousness of the challenges facing Palestine and the Palestinians. The rushed agreement between his party, Fatah and Hamas in Istanbul on September 24, and the Palestinian leader's speech at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly the following day, indicate that …

Gloria Rubac (2020-10-02). Federal executions paused, racism continues. workers.org Houston In the previous 56 years, the U.S. government had executed just three prisoners. But in 2020, seven federal executions have already taken place since July. The most recent was Christopher Vialva, put to death Sept. 24 at the federal prison in Terra Haute, Ind. He was the first Black . . . |

Staff (2020-10-02). Can 'Beat Trump, Battle Biden' coalition really stop the right? therealnews.com More than fifty progressives, activists and writers signed a petition calling to beat Trump, then battle Biden. Marc Steiner talks with three of these thinkers who signed the petition about the internal conflict involved in supporting a centrist capitalist with a problematic past on race and crime and the reasons why it's necessary.

Andrew Levine (2020-10-02). Trump Can't Do That, Can He? counterpunch.org Notwithstanding his gift for self-deception, even Donald Trump knows that he would now lose anything like a free and fair election. He would lose the popular vote more soundly than four years ago, and he would lose in the Electoral College as well. But he could still succeed in disrupting the election and delegitimating its

Tim McDevitt (2020-10-02). A Lesser Man: the Fight to Save Breitenbush. counterpunch.org Should you ever find yourself surrounded by flames a hundred feet high, surely you will find yourself. I was brewing an untenable third cup of coffee when two firefighters clad in Nomex brush-gear pulled up outside the kitchen window in a golf cart. I went out and wished them a good morning. According to them it was not a good morning. A fire was on its way: evacuation level two, poised to go to three.

Staff (2020-10-02). Continued Covid Disparities in Native Country. therealnews.com Stir Crazy! Episode 93: Today we are joined by journalist, organizer, and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism Jen Deerinwater, Miwok journalist and community organizer Desiree Kane, and journalist and community builder Johnnie Jae. Hosted by Kim Brown.

RT (2020-10-02). Parkland shooting victim's parents reanimate son's image via AI urging viewers to vote for gun control – 'because he can't'. rt.com The parents of Parkland school shooting victim Joaquin Oliver have reanimated their son on video using AI to urge people to vote for pro-gun-control politicians, but many viewers have disputed the ethics behind such move. | The 17-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim was brought back to life digitally via artificial-intelligence software on Friday to promote voting for politicians who support gun control legislation, with the help of his parents – a reincarnation some felt was in questionable taste. | In 2018, Joaquin Oliver was shot and killed in the Parkland school shooting. | His pa…

_____ (2020-10-02). 2021 — As China's Golden Ox Rises the U.S. Bald Eagle Will Crash. strategic-culture.org Egon von GREYERZ | The Chinese understand the long game and they have infinite patience. They have always known that they never needed to attack the US, financially or militarily. Because China has invariably understood that the US would self-destruct. | POLITICS AND PRINCES DON'T MIX: | The Duchess of Sussex who has dragged her poor husband, Prince Harry, into the US election has declared that this will be the most important election in history. She will most probably be right but for the wrong reason. Meghan Markle believes a Biden victory is the only way that the US can be saved, primarily because sh…

Anand Naidoo (2020-10-02). The Heat: UN Biodiversity Summit. america.cgtn.com The United Nations Summit on Biodiversity. What are today's global challenges?

The Canary (2020-10-02). 'I will stay in this tree' — HS2 protesters stand firm as eviction bid restarts. thecanary.co Tensions are building between treehouse protesters obstructing HS2 construction in a forest and evictions officials, as a second day of removals got under way.A number of environmental activists remained camped up trees at Jones' Hill Wood in Buckinghamshire through lashing wind and rain overnight, after HS2 officials with chainsaws and Thames Valley Police ceased removals on Thursday evening.Roald Dahl wrote his stories in the nearby town of Great Missenden, and classics like Fantastic Mr Fox are said to have taken inspiration from the forest.An anti-HS2 sign on a farmer's gate in the Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghams…

Ali Harb (2020-10-02). What does justice for Jamal Khashoggi look like? middleeasteye.net What does justice for Jamal Khashoggi look like? | The UN's Agnes Callamard talks to Middle East Eye about the push for justice for Jamal Khashoggi | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 18: 34 | If elected, Joe Biden should release the US intelligence community's findings on Khashoggi's murder, said Callamard (AFP) | Two years after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, justice for the slain journalist remains elusive with geopolitical i…

Ragip Soylu (2020-10-02). Khashoggi murder: Turkey tells Saudis to send 'henchmen' to Istanbul for trial. middleeasteye.net Khashoggi murder: Turkey tells Saudis to send 'henchmen' to Istanbul for trial | Erdogan's communications director says journalist's real killers have been 'allowed to walk free' two years after his death | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 09: 11 | A man lights candles next to posters of Khashoggi during a gathering outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul (AFP) | On the second anniversary of journalist Jamal Kha…

MEE and agencies (2020-10-02). Israeli minister quits Netanyahu's cabinet over protest curbs. middleeasteye.net Israeli minister quits Netanyahu's cabinet over protest curbs | Emergency laws limit Israelis to protesting only 1km outside of their homes | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 15: 24 | Asaf Zamir who belongs to Gantz's Blue and White Party said Netanyahu was prioritising his interest over the country's (Facebook) | An Israeli minister on Friday resigned because of a new law that limits protests against Be…

Yossi Melman (2020-10-02). Big Brother Israel has become Netanyahu's personal playground. middleeasteye.net Big Brother Israel has become Netanyahu's personal playground | The prime minister is using coronavirus measures as a pretext to push a self-serving agenda | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 11: 29 | Draconian measures have become a daily reality in Israel (Reuters) | In today's Israel, in the time of

Paul Haeder (2020-10-02). Ground-Truthing in a Time of Continuing Criminal Enterprises. dissidentvoice.org First, the reality on the ground — I am still working, losing billable hours weekly as my contract with an "anti-poverty/social capital" organization winds down. This is with a non-profit that is pushing over $100 million ("donated" by millionaires, billionaires, philanthropies and in some cases state and city programs) that came down the pike just …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-02). European Union Sanctions Against Belarus Will Backfire and Deepen Minsk's Ties to Moscow. globalresearch.ca Yesterday, it was agreed upon at the European Council special meeting that Belarus will be sanctioned. However, the scope of the sanctions and the long path to agree on them, demonstrates that the European Union is in a crisis and …

Peter Koenig (2020-10-02). The Insanity of Sustainability. dissidentvoice.org 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 antidote of sustainability. Though they may be the only "sustainability" modern mankind knows — endless destruction, killing, shameless exploitation of Mother Earth and …

Philip Giraldi (2020-10-02). What They Are Not Talking About: War and Peace, Healthcare and Jobs Are Non-Issues. globalresearch.ca Watching the network news on television or reading about current events in the newspapers seemingly transports one to an alternate universe where nothing seems to make sense. The profit driven news cycle in the United States is admittedly a poor …

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Luis Arce Remains Favorite To Become Bolivia's Next President. telesurenglish.net The latest poll from the Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center (CELAG) shows that Bolivia's Socialist presidential candidate Luis Arce is the favorite to win the October election. | RELATED: | The Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) candidate has 44.4 percent of the voting intention, followed by his conservative rival Carlos Mesa, with 34 percent. | The Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (MNR) candidate…

Editor (2020-10-02). COVID-19 Lays Bare the Reality of 'Small Government' Conservatism. scheerpost.com Ted Eytan / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Jim Hightower / OtherWords Amazingly, America has become a nation of socialists, asking in dismay: "Where's the government?" These are not born-again Bernie Sanders activists, but everyday people of all political stripes (including previously apolitical multitudes) who are now clamoring for big government intervention in their lives. Nothing like a coronavirus pandemic… |

_____ (2020-10-02). Scheer Intelligence: In A Time Of Mortal Crisis. popularresistance.org There's no denying there's been a renewed wave of interest in socialism in the United States, thanks in large part to Bernie Sanders. While the Vermont senator gained support across the country for his rallying cry against inequality and for promoting equitable policies like Medicare for All, Rabbi Michael Lerner, a lifelong progressive and author of the new book Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World, believes there was something missing from Sanders' socialist message.

WSWS repost (2020-10-02). 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.

Alanah Odoms Hebert (2020-10-02). The Law That Sent a Man to Prison for Life for Stealing a Pair of Hedge Clippers — and What Prosecutors Can do About It. aclu.org Last month, the Louisiana Supreme Court

ACLU (2020-10-02). The Supreme Court Rulings You're Not Hearing About. aclu.org This past June, many breathed a sigh of relief when the U.S. Supreme Court rose above partisanship in controversial cases involving abortion, LGBTQ+ rights, the rights of DREAMERS, and the president's tax returns. In those cases, conservative justices relied on legal reasoning, rather than party loyalty, to guide their decisions., , But lurking in the shadows is a concerning new trend in the Supreme Court to grant an unprecedented number of emergency orders with little transparency and no opportunity for recourse. These cases comprise the court's aptly named "shadow docket." And under the Trump administration,…

Vijay Prashad (2020-10-02). If I Didn't Believe, I Wouldn't Know How to Breathe. zcomm.org The greatest tyrant in our time is a social system that impoverishes the majority of the world's people, such as the people who drowned recently in the Mediterranean Sea, so that a small minority can live a life of luxury…

Zero Hedge (2020-10-02). Boeing Moves All 787 Dreamliner Production to South Carolina. globalresearch.ca Boeing's decades-long ties to Washington state could soon be numbered. | In a massive blow to Seattle, labor unions and the liberal run state of Washington, Boeing is moving its 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina in an effort to cut …

Matt Sedlar (2020-10-02). If You Could Save a Million Lives, Would You Do It? cepr.net The Hill See article on original site If you had the opportunity to save a million people from preventable death, would you do it? People who would otherwise fall victim to the global pandemic and deep recession that most of the world is experiencing. This is not merely a rhetorical question, but one that members …

Mary Jo McConahay (2020-10-02). Catholic Vote is Up for Grabs. progressive.org Despite the severe divide in the church, it is ultimately up to individual Catholics to decide how to vote.

Global Research News (2020-10-02). September's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Mark Friedman (2020-10-02). LA Sheriffs Attack Compton Protestors, Arrest KPCC Journalist. counterpunch.org The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) has been under fire for years for violating people's rights, struggling with corruption, and so much more. Despite proclamations of reform (Remember the Ramparts Police station beatings? How about body cams that were called for and never purchased?) Now, with two recent shootings in the city of Compton, on

Michael Payne (2020-10-02). Could Americans possibly reelect a president who acts in this sordid, reprehensible manner? nationofchange.org When Trump loses the election, and he will, he will immediately face various investigations, some of which will lead to criminal charges and, best of all, jail time. And he knows it.

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2020-10-02). Video: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning on COVID-19 and the Genome-modifying Vaccine (German). globalresearch.ca Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning in conversation about Covid-19 and the genome-modifying vaccine, i.e. the real risks of new mRNA- or DNA-vaccine and the deadly danger it presents for us and the following generations. | Watch the video below….

Global Research News (2020-10-02). Video: Cheers, "Talking to a Janitor Working at a Biology Lab Making Mutant Viruses" globalresearch.ca How would you react upon knowing that Chuck, whom you have sat and engaged with, is a janitor at a bio lab making mutant viruses? | This is a satire in The Cheers 1980s TV Series which bears a canny resemblance …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-02). Iraqis take to the streets to mark one year of anti-government protests. peoplesdispatch.org Protesters claim that despite the months-long protests and change of government, none of their demands have been fulfilled. They warned of a strike from October 25 if their demands were not met…

news.un (2020-10-02). Guterres: Only way to remove nuclear risk, 'completely eliminate nuclear weapons'. news.un.org The elimination of nuclear weapons is vital to the "survival of life on this planet", the UN chief told the final major event of the General Assembly's high level week on Friday.

Joseph Natoli (2020-10-02). Something Far Out of the Norm is Liable to Happen. counterpunch.org "In any given culture and at any given moment, there is always only one 'episteme' that defines the conditions of possibility of all knowledge, whether expressed in theory or silently invested in a practice." A great deal far out of the norm has already happened in Donald J. Trump's presidency. Norms seem to be in

Thomas Magstadt (2020-10-02). The Tuesday night travesty: Three things media experts are getting wrong. nationofchange.org In sum, there was no debate on Tuesday night because Donald Trump willed it to be a brawl instead. In a battle of wits, he is unarmed.

Louis Proyect (2020-10-02). Trump, the Culture Wars and the Left. counterpunch.org Despite being the most subliterate President in American history, Trump has managed to interject himself into recent culture wars that are the bailiwick of tenured professors and highfalutin media pundits. Since Trump confused the word council for counsel, he needs all the help he can get. While Stephen Miller or some other erudite malefactor wrote

Bill Lueders (2020-10-02). Comment: The Death of Truth. progressive.org The November election will not bring truth back to life. But the election can prescribe consequences for its killers, or let them off the hook. The jury is about to convene.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-02). Healthcare workers in Germany strike for better work conditions. peoplesdispatch.org The trade union Ver.di is demanding an increase in salaries by 4.8 percent for federal and local employees, as well as a maximum of a 45-hour work week. They are also demanding a hike in trainee pay…

Shawgi Tell (2020-10-02). Billionaires Love Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org From the very beginning, more than 35 years ago, the idea and practice of charter schools was conceived and gradually executed by those with abundant cultural, social, political, and economic capital. Charter schools are not the product of grass-roots forces, as the public has often been led to believe. They never have been. Charter schools …

news.un (2020-10-02). UN chief reiterates call for global ceasefire, marking International Day of Non-Violence. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General repeated his call for a global ceasefire on Friday, commemorating the International Day of Non Violence, which is taking place this year in the shadow of the devastating human and socio-economic impacts resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Lin Liangduo (2020-10-02). China's Message to Donald: What Do You Want from Us? globalresearch.ca Translated from Chinese for Global Research; first published in January 2020. | Enough is enough. Enough hypocrisy for this one world. | What do you want from us, anyway? What Do You Really Want from Us? | When we were the sick man …

Amanda Mills (2020-10-02). California becomes first US state to ban 24 toxic chemicals found in cosmetics. nationofchange.org "Every day, Californians are exposed to hazardous chemicals hiding in their cosmetics and personal care products."

news.un (2020-10-02). Iraq urged to investigate attacks on women human rights defenders. news.un.org UN-appointed independent rights experts have urged the Iraqi authorities to investigate the murder of a female human rights defender, and the attempted killing of another, targeted "simply because they are women".

Editor (2020-10-02). In a Time of Mortal Crisis, Rabbi Michael Lerner Prophesies a Caring Society. scheerpost.com Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play There's no denying there's been a renewed wave of interest in socialism in the United States, thanks in large part to Bernie Sanders. While the Vermont senator gained support across the country for his rallying cry against inequality and for promoting equitable policies like Medicare for All, Rabbi Michael Lerner, a lifelong progressive and… |

David Penner (2020-10-02). The Hysteria of Identity Politics is Devolving Into Violence. dissidentvoice.org If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. — Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Colonel Charles Yancey, January 6th, 1816 As the tech monopolies, the military industrial complex, the medical industrial complex, and other powerful corporate entities accumulate unprecedented …

Rann Miller (2020-10-02). Why Trump's Myth of American Exceptionalism Is So Dangerous. progressive.org His call for "patriotic education" denies the truth of racism in the United States.

ACLU (2020-10-02). Voting by Mail is Easier and Safer than You Think. Here's how. aclu.org Millions of people are planning to vote by mail in this election, and for most, it will be the first time. COVID-19 has made voting by mail more popular than ever because it's the safest way for many to cast a ballot. But some voters still have questions about the safety and security of this method, and whether their mail-in ballot will be counted. Contradictory messages from President Trump add to the confusion — even though the president, and

Peter C. Reynolds (2020-10-02). The Supreme Male Head Unmasked. counterpunch.org Fascism is unique among political systems in that it treats society as a diseased body that needs to be purified. Certainly, the political left thinks that society is in need of reform, often to the point of advocating revolution, but the distinguishing feature of fascism, especially of the Nazi variety, is its organic imagery—the idea

Elijah Magnier (2020-10-02). I did not fail, Macron said; but why did he indeed fail-and could not have succeeded? thealtworld.com The French initiative President Emmanuel Macron has taken towards Lebanon is not expected to succeed, now or in the coming weeks unless new elements are introduced. The French President is far from finding a solid foothold in Lebanon or uniting the Lebanese and has not even convinced the Europeans to join his initiative and inject sums of money into the crumbling Lebanese economy. Macron has friends in Lebanon who do not mind preserving a good relationship with France as long as it can offer solutions to solve this intractable Lebanese crisis. As for blaming others, not admitting his mistakes, and not realising t…

Tim Kennedy (2020-10-02). Inside Irwin County: Letters from a notorious ICE detention center. splcenter.org

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-10-02). The Long Overdue Alaska-Canada Railway Takes One Step Closer to Reality. globalresearch.ca In the early hours of September 26, President Trump

Matt Sedlar (2020-10-02). Economy Adds 661,000 Jobs in September, Unemployment Falls to 7.9 Percent. cepr.net The large jump in long-term unemployment and people leaving the labor force are ominous signs for the future. The September employment report showed a sharp slowing in the rate of job growth, with the economy adding 661,000 jobs, less than half of its August rate. The unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage points to 7.9 …

teleSUR (2020-10-02). UN Calls for Further Progress on Nuclear Disarmament. telesurenglish.net United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday called for the international community to return to the path towards nuclear disarmament. | RELATED: | During a high-level meeting at the UN General Assembly, Guterres pointed out that although nuclear disarmament has been a UN priority since its founding 75 years ago, the world continues to live in the shadow of a nuclear catastrophe. | "For our common good, the…

Sondoss Al Assad (2020-10-02). Protest against the Bahrain's normalization with Israel. thealtworld.com Exclusive- Ever since the Sep 15th US-brokered normalization rapprochement, and defying Manama's trigger-ready security forces, defiant Bahrainis have taken to streets on masses to head off vociferous protest, waving Bahraini and Palestinian flags, as well as placards that condemn the deal. New massive protests are being held this Friday, this time under the title of "Friday of Collapse of the Betrayal Agreement", stressing they will never clinch any ties with the Zionists that might trample on the interests of their fellow Palestinians and their righteous cause. | According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Manama y…

Fight Back (2020-10-02). Worse to come as layoffs continue. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – The latest report by the Department of Labor on unemployment insurance applications shows that the tide of layoffs continues. But this week, major U.S. corporations announced even more layoffs to come as the economy tilts on the edge of a 'double-dip' recession. | The Labor Department report released on Thursday, October 1 showed that there was no letup in the pace of layoffs. While the number of regular state unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 26 fell by 36,000 from a week earlier, the number of new applications for the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA progr…

CounterSpin (2020-10-02). Steve Wamhoff on Trump's Taxes. fair.org Media…

Leonardo Flores (2020-10-02). UN Venezuela Report Omits US Human Rights Violations. mintpressnews.com On September 23, María Eugenia Russián, president of Fundalatin, Venezuela's oldest human rights organization, testified to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and decried an

Randy Jurado Ertll (2020-10-02). A Nation Divided by Racism and Hate. progressive.org During the first presidential debate, Trump showed how far he is willing to go to stoke racial tensions for his own political advantage.

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-10-02). Seismic Blasting Efforts Halted in Atlantic Ocean. globalresearch.ca A status conference on seismic litigation revealed today the industry will not pursue efforts to employ seismic blasting to search the Atlantic Ocean for offshore petroleum deposits this year, and possibly for several years. | The hearing marked a victory for …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-10-02). Dragging Lebanon toward normalisation. thealtworld.com Lebanese politicians browbeaten into agreeing a deal with Israel ahead of US elections | After the Beirut Port explosion destroyed half the Lebanese capital, killed and injured thousands of people and made 300,000 homeless; and after a contrived banking crisis caused the collapse of the Lebanon's currency and drove more than 60% of the population below the poverty line; Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced on Thursday that, as a result of US mediation, a 'framework agreement' had been reached with Israel to demarcate the maritime boundary. | Direct talks on delineation are to be conducted by Lebanese army chi…

Jennifer Matsui (2020-10-02). A Bipartisan Coup d'etat Against the People. counterpunch.org The establishment Left labors under the delusion that Trump supporters, if confronted by facts, would simply drop their guns and renounce their Orange Savior. Thus they churn out ham-handed editorials and think pieces with such scintillating headlines as "Why Trump is Wrong on Jobs" and "How Trump Lost the Debate". As usual, they are pontificating

progressive (2020-10-02). Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis? progressive.org A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.

Elijah Magnier (2020-10-02). Je n'ai pas échoué, dit Macron : Raisons de son échec. thealtworld.com L'on ne s'attendait pas à ce que l'initiative du président franàßais Emmanuel Macron au Liban n'aboutisse, ni maintenant ni dans les prochaines semaines. Le président franàßais ne peut s'ancrer solidement au Liban ni unir les Libanais, et il n'a même pas convaincu les Européens de soutenir son initiative et d'injecter de l'argent dans l'économie libanaise qui s'effondre. Macron a des amis au Liban qui veulent bien maintenir de bonnes relations avec la France dans l'espoir qu'elle puisse proposer des solutions à l'insoluble crise libanaise actuelle. Mais en jetant le blâme sur les autres, en n'admettan…

Colin Todhunter (2020-10-02). Bt Cotton in India is a GMO Template for a "monumental irreversible catastrophe" dissidentvoice.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 …

_____ (2020-10-02). Weekly News Review 27th Sept to 3rd October. truepublica.org.uk Editors Weekly Poke There have been some incredible political U-turns in the last few decades. Who could forget George Osborne's 'Pastygate,' Gordon Brown's 10pence tax debacle and Nick Clegg's reversal of his manifesto pledge as leader of "student party" to ramp up tuition fees. Perhaps the biggest was in 1970 when the Tories' general election …

Dave DeCamp (2020-10-02). Hearing Reveals US Government's Invisible Hand in Protests Around the World. globalresearch.ca Last week, Pack was appointed in June and started a big …

Michael Welch (2020-10-02). Coronavirus: Crushing and Silencing Doctors of Conscience. globalresearch.ca "Looking back, I can see that we have a situation which I compare with the Third Reich…Joseph Goebbels, he was the Minister of Propaganda, and he said "if you repeat a message long enough, loud enough, hard enough, at the …

Miko Peled (2020-10-02). Civil Rights Groups Are Finally Waking Up to the ADL's Right Wing Agenda. mintpressnews.com From its National Counter Terrorism Seminars, its mapping of pro-Palestinians activists, and its silence over Israeli human rights violations, the ADL's thin veneer of civil rights advocacy is quickly wearing.

WSWS (2020-10-02). Major wildfires force tens of thousands to evacuate in Northern California. wsws.org Two more rapidly growing wildfires have torn across Northern California since Sunday, in what has already been an unprecedented and devastating fire season across the US West Coast.

Leonardo Flores (2020-10-02). UN Report on Venezuela Omits the Greatest Violation of Human Rights: US Aggression. globalresearch.ca On September 23, María Eugenia Russián, president of Fundalatin, Venezuela's oldest human rights organization, testified to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and decried an

Jon Allsop (2020-10-02). Questions without answers in Trump's COVID diagnosis. zcomm.org There's plenty to be said about Trump's diagnosis that we know for sure: that he knowingly played down the threat of the virus for months; that he repeatedly blocked public-health measures; that Trump and those in his orbit have much better access to testing than most Americans…

Jon Schwarz (2020-10-02). Trump's Taxes: A Thousand Scandals in One. zcomm.org The president's leaked taxes are an explosion of many different scandals, like a huge fireworks display on the Fourth of July…

Ivan Velisavljeviƒá (2020-10-02). A New Party of the Left in Serbia. zcomm.org The Social Democratic Union's 12th congress in Belgrade marked its transformation into a new left-wing party—the Party of the Radical Left (PRL)…

Mira Miller (2020-10-02). Toronto protesters fight off eviction. zcomm.org "Landlords and tenants are not equal here. For working class tenants an eviction means life or death. For corporate landlords it means flipping the unit for profit. Working class tenants unite, no covid evictions."

Mathew Ingram (2020-10-02). Can we make Facebook and Google "democratic utilities?" zcomm.org Is there another path we could take that might allow us to harness the benefits of these huge services, while also blunting their negative effects?>

Bill Fletcher (2020-10-02). The madness of King Donald. zcomm.org What he demonstrated, perhaps more than anything else, is that he is the President who wishes to herald the reemergence of the "white republic," the construct around which the USA was originally founded…

Robert Koehler (2020-10-02). Trump and the lost country. zcomm.org It wasn't like I'd expected much from this debate. But I did expect Trump's narcissism to remain a little more quietly in the background, expressing itself not as raw reality but hiding behind right-wing platitudes…

_____ (2020-10-02). Nebraska: Working To Break Up Meat Monopolies. popularresistance.org While most of us have recently witnessed empty shelves and higher price tags from the aisles of our local supermarkets, 2019 Fixer Graham Christensen has been fighting for solutions to our fractured food system from the fields. A fifth-generation farmer, Christensen founded the consulting company GC Resolve to help his home state of Nebraska establish more ethical and sustainable agricultural practices. | According to Christensen, corporate greed is to blame for major meatpacking-plant shutdowns — brought on by a surge of coronavirus cases among workers — that have led to nationwide shortages of pork…

_____ (2020-10-02). Why Anarchism Is Dangerous. popularresistance.org Anarchists frighten privileged elites and their authoritarian followers not simply because the primary goals of the movement have been to abolish the sources of elite power — the state, patriarchy, and capitalism — but because anarchism offers a viable alternative form of social and political organization grounded in workplace collectives, neighborhood assemblies, bottom-up federations, child-centered free schools, and a variety of cultural organizations operating on the basis of cooperation, solidarity, mutual aid, and direct, participatory democracy.

_____ (2020-10-02). Restaurant Workers Are Building Solidarity Amid The Pandemic. popularresistance.org Boise, Idaho – It was rain ≠ing light ≠ly June 29 when Geo Eng ≠ber ≠son, own ≠er of the Pie Hole pizze ≠ria, con ≠vened an emer ≠gency staff meet ≠ing. He had intend ≠ed a quick con ≠fer ≠ence in the park ≠ing lot behind the restau ≠rant, known for its steady stream of week ≠end bar-goers. Giv ≠en the weath ≠er, Eng ≠ber ≠son fer ≠ried the hand ≠ful of work ≠ers into his trailer. | Ear ≠li ≠er that month, work ≠ers at the piz ≠za joint peti ≠tioned for an hourly wage bump. Wor ≠ried that Pie Hole was pre ≠pared to replace them…

_____ (2020-10-02). The Politics That Led To The 'Worst Debate'. popularresistance.org The rich man's media are calling it "the worst debate in modern American history," but that's because the truth is often painful to watch. The Biden-Trump confrontation revealed, with crystalline clarity, that the real "genius" of the American electoral process is its total imperviousness to popular demands for a healthier, more just and less economically precarious society and a peaceful, ecologically stable world. Instead, the Democratic alternative to the white supremacist Republican in the White House is — another lifelong racist, mass-incarcerating, corporate-serving, warmongering old white man.

_____ (2020-10-02). Two Years After Khashoggi's Murder. popularresistance.org 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 Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Eight Saudi men have been convicted of Khashoggi's murder by a Saudi court in what the Washington Post characterized as sham trials with no transparency. The higher ups who ordered the murder, including MBS, continue to escape responsibility.

Planned Parenthood Action & partners (2020-10-02). Thursday 10/1: All Rise for Justice: No Confirmation Until After Inauguration! w/ Planned Parenthood. indybay.org Online via livestream or Zoom…

Dan Bacher (2020-10-02). Climate Advocates Criticize Newsom's Executive Order for Not Addressing Oil Drilling. indybay.org "If your climate leadership does not include relief for hundreds of thousands of Californians — the majority people of color — living with oil drilling in their neighborhood, then you are not serious about climate justice and creating healthier, more resilient communities," said Martha Arguà´llo executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and co-chair of STAND-L.A.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-10-02). Chile: Acerca del Proceso Constituyente. indybay.org Chile: | Acerca del Proceso Constituyente | Entrevista al profesor Gabriel Salazar, Premio Nacional de Historia.

Voto Latino & March for Science (2020-10-02). Sunday 10/11: "Dazed And Confused" Cast Reunion Reading w/ Voto Latino & March for Science. indybay.org Online event…

Xochitl (2020-10-02). Sunday 10/4: March Against White Supremacy #TrumpPenceOutNow. indybay.org Lake Merritt Pillars…

DARIN (2020-10-02). Monday 10/5: People's Park Gardeners tour. indybay.org Come to People's Park. Enjoy the garden tour. Find out what you can do to prepare for the rain in the garden.

posted by Norse (2020-10-02). A Plea for Help from the County's Benchland Containment Camp. indybay.org I received the following letter earlier this week immediately before our Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom (Greg's a member). I'm forwarding it for community info and in response to his wishes.

Labor Video Project (2020-10-02). 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.

Zach Conti (2020-10-02). IMF Calls for New Global Debt Policies to Confront COVID Financial Crisis. indybay.org IMF head Kristalina Georgieva warned that developing countries could face a second wave of economic crises just as they are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

Elisa Gremese, Antonella Cingolani, Silvia Laura Bosello, Stefano Alivernini, Barbara Tolusso, Simone Perniola, Francesco Landi, Maurizio Pompili, Rita Murri, Angelo Santoliquido, Matteo Garcovich, Michela Sali, Gennaro De Pascale, Maurizio Gabrielli, Federico Biscetti, Massimo Montalto, Alberto Tosoni, Giovanni Gambassi, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini, Amerigo Iaconelli, Lorenzo Zileri Del Verme, Luca Petricca, Anna Laura Fedele, Marco Maria Lizzio, Enrica Tamburrini, Gerlando Natalello, Laura Gigante, Dario Bruno, Lucrezia Verardi, Eleonora Taddei, Angelo Calabrese, Francesco Lombardi, Roberto Bernabei, Roberto Cauda, Francesco Franceschi, Raffaele Landolfi, Luca Richeldi, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Massimo Fantoni, Massimo Antonelli, Antonio Gasbarrini, GEMELLI AGAINST COVID-19 Group (2020-10-02). Sarilumab use in severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia. thelancet.com IL-6R inhibition appears to be a potential treatment strategy for severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia and intravenous Sarilumab seems a promising treatment approach showing, in the short term, an important clinical outcome and good safety.

_____ (2020-10-02). Why Is the British Press Sexing Up Stories on Hezbollah, Iran and China? strategic-culture.org

_____ (2020-10-02). The Brezhnev Doctrine Comes Alive in Montenegro. strategic-culture.org Remember the

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-02). Two Imperial 'research visionaries' win Academy Chairs in Emerging Technologies. imperial.ac.uk The Royal Academy of Engineering has appointed two Imperial engineers as Chairs in Emerging Technologies.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-02). Comet insights and new honours: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Staff (2020-10-02). Texas Governor Cuts Ballot Drop-Off Sites to Only One Per County. truthout.org In a last-minute move that voting rights groups and Democratic officials decried as a desperate and "

Staff (2020-10-02). Young Progressives Running for Office Pledge to "Stop Police Killings" truthout.org After months of sustained resistance in the wake of several high-profile police killings of Black and Brown people, a new generation of progressive candidates are running for state and local office across the country on pledges to confront systemic racism in the criminal legal system. While most such pledges remain cautious compared to the liberatory calls for police abolition that have filled the streets, there's no doubt that the Black Lives Matter movement has profoundly impacted candidates' platf…

Staff (2020-10-02). Will COVID Knock Out Trump's Campaign? truthout.org F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." The entirety of the Trump administration to date has been the unceasing experience of being simultaneously astonished and not at all surprised. | These two phenomena, like twirling planes in the air show of the mind, finally clipped wings in midair early this morning and went pinwheeling to the ground in a ball of fire and dus…

Staff (2020-10-02). Economy Adds an Abysmal 661,000 Jobs as Further Layoffs Loom. truthout.org The September employment report showed a sharp slowing in the rate of job growth, with the economy adding 661,000 jobs, less than half of its August rate. The unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage points to 7.9 percent, but most of this was due to people leaving the labor force. The employment to population ratio (EPOP) only rose by 0.1 percentage point. At 56.6 percent, it is still 4.4 percentage points below its year-ago level. | With jobs remaining in short supply, many people may permanentl…

True Pundit (2020-10-02). Cover Up: Fauci Approved Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine 15 Years Ago to Cure Coronaviruses; "Nobody Needed to Die" globalresearch.ca This article was first published in May 2020. | Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose "expert" advice to President Trump has resulted in the complete shutdown of the greatest economic engine in world history, has known since 2005 that chloroquine is an …

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Venezuela Is 1st LATAM Country to Receive Russia's Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez Friday announced that the country received the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 and that the nation is ready to begin phase 3 of its clinical trials. | RELATED: | "Our country just became the first nation in the Western Hemisphere to join the studies for the first COVID-19 vaccine registered in the world," Rodriguez recalled. | The first batch…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Malaysia: Watchdog panels to monitor anti-graft body. yenisafak.com Malaysia has placed its anti-graft government body under the supervision of five independent panels to ensure its transparency and prevent intervention into its activities by other parties, local media reported Friday.Azam Baki, head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), said one of the panels would advise the agency on policies and procedures, while a second would monitor cases and provide its opinion on whether to close or re-evaluate cases, according to the Bernama news agency.Baki said the third panel would advise on training and graft prevention activities and a fourth would be responsible for…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). NATO chief set for talks in Turkey, Greece next week. yenisafak.com "On Monday, 5 October 2020, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Ankara," the bloc said in a statement.Stoltenberg is set to meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and other senior government officials, it added.Greece will be the next destination of the NATO chief on Oct. 6. He will hold talks with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, and National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos, NATO said in a separate statement.The visits come after Turkey and Greece reached a "common understanding on general principles" on the Eastern Mediterranean…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Madrid regional authorities to lock down city in coming hours, source says. yenisafak.com Madrid's regional authorities will in the coming hours publish a decree to put the Spanish capital and nine nearby towns under partial lockdown, with immediate effect, a source from Madrid's regional government told Reuters on Friday.By publishing the decree, the conservative-led regional government will reluctantly comply with an order from the central government to ban non-essential travel to and from the city to fight a steep surge in COVID-19 cases.

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Scotland's first minister calls on lawmaker to resign over breaking COVID rules. yenisafak.com Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, called on one of her lawmakers to resign on Friday after Margaret Ferrier admitted that she had travelled while suffering symptoms of COVID-19 and then after testing positive."I've spoken to Margaret Ferrier and made clear my view that she should step down as an MP (member of parliament)," Sturgeon said on Twitter."I did so with a heavy heart – she is a friend & colleague – but her actions were dangerous & indefensible. I have no power to force an MP to resign but I hope she will do the right thing."

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Israel detains senior Hamas leader in Ramallah. yenisafak.com Israel on Friday detained a senior leader of the Palestinian group Hamas in the central West Bank, according to local Palestinian media.Palestinian news website Donia al-Watan reported that Israeli forces detained Hasan Yousef, 64, in his home in the town of Beitunia to the west of Ramallah city.Israeli authorities released Yousef in July after he was jailed for 15 months.Yousef spent a total of 21 years in Israeli jails — mostly without trial under Tel Aviv's policy of administrative detention.He was actively involved in a recent rapprochement between the two Palestinian rival parties, Hamas and Fatah.* Ahmed A…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Albania, Kosovo to remove borders: Premier. yenisafak.com Albanian Prime Minister on Friday said the country will remove borders with Kosovo and use a joint port.Edi Rama added that the port city of Durres in the Adriatic Sea will become the "de facto port of Kosovo"."The agreement that we will sign soon to facilitate customs procedures between the two countries leads us to the destination, the transformation of the port of Durres into the de facto port of Kosovo," Rama said.Rama's remarks came during an official visit of Pristina delegation to the Albanian capital Tirana.Following the meeting, three customs agreements are expected to be signed in Durres, a railway line…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Russian journalist dies after setting herself on fire: local media. yenisafak.com A Russian journalist died on Friday after setting herself on fire in front of the local branch of the interior ministry in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, a day after her apartment was searched by police, according to local media.Prior to her self-immolation, Irina Slavina wrote on her Facebook page: "I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death."

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Irish PM calls for EU solidarity on Brexit bill, trade talks to go on. yenisafak.com Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin said on Friday Britain must respect Brexit arrangements for the sensitive Irish border as this week's talks between the bloc and London failed to close the gaps on a new trade deal.The EU launched a legal case against Britain on Thursday for undercutting their divorce deal and a senior UK minister said differences remained in talks on a post-Brexit partnership in everything from trade to energy to transport.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was expected to talk on the phone with the head of the EU's executive, Ursula von der Leyen, on Saturday to assess negotiations on t…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Greece: 114 COVID-19 cases detected in a company. yenisafak.com A company in the Pella region of northern Greece was ordered to shut down on Friday after 114 cases of the novel coronavirus were detected among employees.Following an order from the Deputy Civil Protection and Crisis Management Minister Nikos Hardalias and in coordination with the National Organization for Public Health, the canning company will remain shut till Oct 11.Meanwhile, Greek authorities are on alert after a sudden rise in the number of intubated COVID-19 patients — from 78 to 89 — along with Thursday's 411 new infections — the third-highest number since the end of lockdown in May.The Attica region…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Thailand's 'Bad Students' demand education reform. yenisafak.com The school demonstrations are part of an anti-government protest movement that has been growing since July and is also demanding greater democracy. Some campaigners seek reforms to the powerful monarchy too."Stop the harassment of students, cancel outdated rules, and give us comprehensive education reform," said Laponpat Wangpaisit, an activist from the group that calls itself "Bad Student" outside one Bangkok school.From behind school gates, pupils cheered the protesters, sang songs mocking school rules and gave the three-finger salute of pro-democracy campaigners. At one school, pupils put a sign on the gate sa…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). Over 1.5M visit Istanbul's Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. yenisafak.com More than 1.5 million people have visited the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque since the July re-opening of the historic Istanbul building for Muslim prayers after serving 86 years as a museum.Istanbul Mufti Mehmet Emin Masali told Anadolu Agency that over 1.5 million people had visited Hagia Sophia after its re-opening as a mosque."The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is visited by 15,000 visitors on weekdays and 25,000 to 30,000 on Fridays and weekends," Masali said.Thousands of people from Turkey and abroad come to visit the mosque that is open round the clock and visits are organized in line with coronavirus measures, he a…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). World leaders wish Trumps speedy recovery from virus. yenisafak.com World leaders on Friday wished US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump speedy recovery after the couple contracted the novel coronavirus. Russian President Vladimir Putin — known for his warm relations with the US leader — wished a speedy recovery to Donald Trump and his wife Melania. | In a telegram posted on the presidential website, Putin expressed his sincere support to the presidential couple "at this very difficult moment". | "I am sure that your inherent vitality, cheerfulness and optimism will help you cope with a dangerous virus," Putin said.German Chancellor Angela Merkel also said: "Send…

yenisafak (2020-10-02). US schools in suburbs, small cities reopening without COVID spike; big cities up next. yenisafak.com U.S. schools from kindergarten to high school have avoided a spike in COVID-19 cases, early data show, but medical experts say the real test is coming as students in large densely-populated cities such as New York and Miami return to classrooms.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week said more than 270,000 COVID-19 cases had been reported in children aged 5-17 since March. Cases in school-age children ticked slightly higher in mid-September as more schools reopened, but remains well below the peak set in mid-July.Over 700 primary, middle and high schools that have at least partially reopened, rep…

Global Research News (2020-10-02). Selected Articles: The Pandemic That Never Was. globalresearch.ca If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-02). Sri Lankan tea estate workers agitate for better pay. peoplesdispatch.org Tea estate workers have demanded an increase in their daily wages to a minimum of LKR 1,000 (USD 5.42). They have also complained about plantation owners imposing productivity demands and wage cuts…

Eliza Egret (2020-10-02). Social distancing doesn't apply to rich fox hunters terrorising cubs. thecanary.co Right now, chainsaws are Our countryside isn't for the likes of you and me: it's a haven for the wealthy to do as they please and for corporations to plunder. | This reality becomes even starker if you're unlucky enough to come across hun…

Dreisen Heath (2020-10-02). Defunding the Police Is a Reparations Issue. thenation.com Defunding the Police Is a Reparations Issue…

Zoha Zafar (2020-10-02). This Election, Young Muslim Voters Aren't Staying Silent. thenation.com This Election, Young Muslim Voters Aren't Staying Silent…

Tom Arie Donch (2020-10-02). Environment Disaster Rings. thenation.com Environment Disaster Rings…

Rhea Boyd (2020-10-02). Who Will Stand Up for Black Women? thenation.com Who Will Stand Up for Black Women?

Kali Holloway (2020-10-02). American History Is Getting Whitewashed, Again. thenation.com American History Is Getting Whitewashed, Again…

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…

yenisafak (2020-10-01). Not all COVID-19 cases are patients: Turkish official. yenisafak.com Since most who test positive for the novel coronavirus in Turkey do not show symptoms, "not all cases are patients," the country's top health official said Wednesday.Explaining that all those who test positive for the virus are listed as "cases," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said the vast majority infections were asymptomatic."The rest are those who show symptoms of the disease and are brought under treatment," said Koca, adding that these patients are either monitored in hospitals or their homes."We report those that we treat in hospitals separately as inpatients," he added.Amid swelling case numbers across Eu…

_____ (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.

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.

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The Pentagon Took Money for Covid Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Bought Weapons
Phyllis Bennis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
As the pandemic continues to claim lives across the country, new information keeps coming out about how the Trump administration has made it harder for Americans to protect themselves. | We now know, for example, that early in the pandemic the …
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The Pentagon Took Money for Covid Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Bought Weapons
Phyllis Bennis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
As the pandemic continues to claim lives across the country, new information keeps coming out about how the Trump administration has made it harder for Americans to protect themselves. | We now know, for example, that early in the pandemic the …
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'October Surprise': Trump Incapacitated from Electioneering. POTUS and FLOTUS Tested Positive for Covid-19
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
"October surprises" are a common occurrence in the electoral politics of the US when elections are only weeks away in November and canvassing of electorate by political contenders reaches a crescendo. But never in the entire political history of the …
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Armenia withdraws ambassador to Israel over Azerbaijan arms sales
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-02
Armenia withdraws ambassador to Israel over Azerbaijan arms sales | Armenia said it was 'unacceptable' for Israel to continue providing weaponry as Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continues | MEE staff | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 09: 45 | People demonstrate in support of Armenia and against the war in Nagorno Karabach during the Special European Summit in Brussels (AFP) | Armenia has recalled its ambassador to Israel over the country's…
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Yemen: Finding Ways to Fight Back Against Saudi Arabia's War on Electricity
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-02
From a concerted military campaign to retake the country's biggest power plant to efforts to go solar, Yemenis are finding ways to circumvent the Saudi Coalition's total war on their country's electric grid.
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Under Pressure, Amazon Reveals Over 20,000 Employees Likely Contracted COVID
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-02
Amazon is not a company known for treating its employees' welfare as its top priority. Workers feel under so much pressure that they urinate in bottles or wear adult diapers rather than risk the wrath of management.
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Despite Trump's Boast, Insulin in America Among the Most Expensive Liquids on Earth
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-02
During the debate Trump claimed that insulin is now "so cheap it's like water," but A 10ml vial of insulin from Novo Nordisk or Eli Lilly, for example, costs Americans $290, ranking it alongside the likes of Chanel No. 5 and scorpion venom as among the most expensive liquids in the world.
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Under Pressure, Amazon Reveals Over 20,000 Employees Likely Contracted COVID
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-02
Amazon is not a company known for treating its employees' welfare as its top priority. Workers feel under so much pressure that they urinate in bottles or wear adult diapers rather than risk the wrath of management.
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Nearly 20,000 Amazon workers infected with coronavirus
Al Neal, Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-02
Online retail giant Amazon was pushed into releasing a trove of comprehensive data on the spread of coronavirus among its workers on Thursday, Oct. 1. The data disclosing for the first time that 19,816 workers, principally in the company's warehouses, have become infected. That's 1.46% of their total workforce. But advocates for workers, including the United Food …
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Truth Is The First Casualty In Cold War: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-02
~ | No institutional changes were made to ensure that the evils of the Iraq invasion wouldn't be repeated. It's one of those big, glaring problems people just decided to pretend is resolved, like racism. | ~ | Whenever someone says "I oppose Assange's extradition, but," everything before the "but" is a lie, and it's a safe bet that everything after it will be too. | ~ | Truth is the first casualty in war. This adage is especially true of cold war, where the absence of hot firepower makes an emphasis on mass-scale psychological operations necessary. | ~ | People who tell you that now is not the time for truthful c…
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President Trump says he & first lady tested positive for coronavirus after top aide infected on campaign trail
rt.com | 2020-10-02
US President Donald Trump has confirmed that he and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus, just hours after it was learned a senior aide had contracted the illness. | "Tonight, [the first lady] and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!" the president tweeted in the early hours of Friday morning. | Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get thro…
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Trump Tests Positive for Coronavirus, 48 Hours After Mocking Biden for Wearing a Mask
Robert Mackey | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
For months, the president recklessly disregarded mask-wearing, and aides and supporters followed his lead…
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Nagorno-Karabakh's Conflict Isn't About Us (Or Russia)
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
Journalists and geo-strategists call it a "frozen conflict" — one of several such deadlocked disputes under tenuous ceasefire in…
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Nagorno-Karabakh's Conflict Isn't About Us (Or Russia)
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
Journalists and geo-strategists call it a "frozen conflict" — one of several such deadlocked disputes under tenuous ceasefire in…
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Spike in Boycotts of Turkish Goods and Services
Lucine Kasbarian | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
For years, Turkey has injected itself, often militarily, into the sovereign affairs of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Greece, Cyprus, India, and now, Armenia and Artsakh. On October 2, reports emerged that Turkey is using NATO and American facilities to attack Armenia and Artsakh. Since NATO is unable or unwilling to rein in this rogue nation that many consider to be the single greatest threat to global security, public boycotts are increasingly gaining favor.
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Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Months of Downplaying Virus & Mocking Biden for Wearing Mask
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-02
Just days after mocking his presidential rival Joe Biden for regularly wearing masks, President Donald Trump has revealed that he and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19 and are entering 14 days of isolation. For months, Trump has downplayed the severity of the pandemic, which has killed over 200,000 Americans. President Trump is 74, has elevated blood pressure and is over the threshold for obesity — three factors linked to higher morbidity and mortality among COVID-19 patients. For more on the pandemic and Trump's coronavirus diagnosis, we speak with Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infect…
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Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Months of Downplaying Virus & Mocking Biden for Wearing Mask
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-02
Just days after mocking his presidential rival Joe Biden for regularly wearing masks, President Donald Trump has revealed that he and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19 and are entering 14 days of isolation. For months, Trump has downplayed the severity of the pandemic, which has killed over 200,000 Americans. President Trump is 74, has elevated blood pressure and is over the threshold for obesity — three factors linked to higher morbidity and mortality among COVID-19 patients. For more on the pandemic and Trump's coronavirus diagnosis, we speak with Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infect…
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Superspreader-in-Chief: For Months Trump Spread COVID Lies, Now He May Have Spread the Virus Itself
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-02
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came early Friday morning, hours after Bloomberg News reported that Trump adviser Hope Hicks became ill during Trump's Wednesday night rally in Duluth, Minnesota, and had to be quarantined aboard Air Force One on the return flight to Washington. Hicks went on to test positive for coronavirus early on Thursday, though the White House did not report her illness. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is also getting tested over fears that Trump may have infected him at Tuesday's debate. We speak with Dr. Abdul…
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Superspreader-in-Chief: For Months Trump Spread COVID Lies, Now He May Have Spread the Virus Itself
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-02
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came early Friday morning, hours after Bloomberg News reported that Trump adviser Hope Hicks became ill during Trump's Wednesday night rally in Duluth, Minnesota, and had to be quarantined aboard Air Force One on the return flight to Washington. Hicks went on to test positive for coronavirus early on Thursday, though the White House did not report her illness. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is also getting tested over fears that Trump may have infected him at Tuesday's debate. We speak with Dr. Abdul…
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Naomi Klein: I Fear Trump Will Exploit His COVID Infection to Further Destabilize the Election
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-02
How will President Trump's revelation that he tested positive for COVID-19 affect the presidential race? Acclaimed journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein warns that the Trump campaign is likely to exploit the news. "We need to be prepared for the president using the fact that he's having to cancel campaign events for two weeks to try to further delegitimize elections," she says.
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Naomi Klein: I Fear Trump Will Exploit His COVID Infection to Further Destabilize the Election
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-02
How will President Trump's revelation that he tested positive for COVID-19 affect the presidential race? Acclaimed journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein warns that the Trump campaign is likely to exploit the news. "We need to be prepared for the president using the fact that he's having to cancel campaign events for two weeks to try to further delegitimize elections," she says.
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NATO Member Turkey Must Back Off Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-02
strategic-culture.org/wp-content/uploads… | The armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia has escalated over the past week to all-out war. Military casualties are reportedly in the thousands after the worst episode of violence since the end of a war 26 years ago. Civilians are among the dead and towns are coming under heavy artillery fire.

NATO Member Turkey Must Back Off Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-02
The armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia has escalated over the past week to all-out war. Military casualties are reportedly in the thousands after the worst episode of violence since the end of a war 26 years ago. Civilians are among the dead and towns are coming under heavy artillery fire. Warplanes are being shot down on both sides. | In a joint statement issued this week, the presidents of Russia, the United States and France called for an immediate ceasefire and for both sides to engage in dialogue to resolve the long-running dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave. Both South Caucasus nations lay…
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Naomi Klein: Trump May Exploit His COVID Diagnosis to Delegitimize Election
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-02
How will President Trump's revelation that he tested positive for COVID-19 affect the presidential race? Acclaimed journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein warns that the Trump campaign is likely to exploit the news. "We need to be prepared for the president using the fact that he's having to cancel campaign events for two weeks to try to further delegitimize elections," she says. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democr…
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US Supreme Court nominee Barrett tests negative for COVID: White House official
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-02
President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has tested negative for the deadly coronavirus and is following government guidance on social distancing and best practices after Trump tested positive, a White House official said on Friday.Barrett was last with Trump on Saturday. This week she visited leaders in the U.S. Senate accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, who has also tested negative for the disease.
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Trump's youngest son, Barron, tests negative for coronavirus: White House
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-02
President Donald Trump's youngest son, Barron Trump, has tested negative for COVID-19, the White House said on Friday after Trump announced that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus."Barron tested negative and all precautions are being taken to ensure he's kept safe and healthy," said Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff for Melania Trump. She said the first lady was doing well.
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UK PM Johnson's battle with COVID-19 may be a warning for Trump
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-02
When Boris Johnson caught COVID-19 in March, the overweight British prime minister tried to work through the illness "in denial" – but ended up wearing an oxygen mask in an intensive care unit and was ultimately out of action for almost a month.He later said he had fought for his life as the state prepared for the unthinkable: the possible death in office of a prime minister.Johnson's experience of trying to stay in charge while struggling with the disease may offer clues about the potential dangers ahead for U.S. President Donald Trump, now that he has tested positive.After being accused of initially failing to…
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UK PM Johnson says sure Trump will stage 'a very strong recovery'
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-02
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was sure that U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania would stage a "very strong recovery" from COVID-19 after they tested positive for the virus."Obviously I think we all want to send our best wishes to the president and the first lady and I've done that this morning as you can imagine," said Johnson, who recovered after being hospitalised with the disease in April.
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Trump experiencing mild coronavirus symptoms, says White House official
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-02
President Donald Trump is experiencing "mild symptoms" of COVID-19 after revealing that he and his wife had tested positive, a White House official said on Friday according to the Associated Press and the New York Times.Two people familiar with his condition told the Times they were coldlike symptoms.
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Roaming Charges: Crosstalk Hurricane
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
Donald Trump was just one of 43,000 other Americans who tested positive for COVID today. While nearly all of them paid more in taxes than he did, few will have his resources to fight the ravages of the disease and recover from its financial aftershocks.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/roaming-char…

US military seeks to "create new base in Syria" — Syrian journalist
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-10-02
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Syrian journalist Bashar Barazi, the correspondent for HispanTV in Damascus, about recent developments in the country. By Anya Parampil They discuss the impact of the new "Cesar sanctions" on the Syrian public, US and Turkish maneuvers within Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's recent visit to the country, as well as the average Syrian's response to efforts from Gulf countries to normalize relations with Israel. Barazi explains why he believes the US is …
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Using Human Rights To Promote War
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
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". She points out major flaws in the report's methodology and exposes one of its authors as a defender of Chilean fascists. She explains that the US and its allies are weaponizing human right in order to drum up support for a war on Venezuela.
popularresistance.org/using-human-rights…

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 21
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
I really do not know how to report Wednesday's events. Stunning evidence, of extreme quality and interest, was banged out in precis by the lawyers as unnoticed as bags of frozen chips coming off a production line. | The court that …
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Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange
John Pilger | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
Julian Assange is a threat to these recurring horrors–that's why he is being persecuted, why a court of law has become an instrument of oppression, why he ought to be our collective conscience: why we all should be the threat.
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Embassy Espionage, Contemplated Poisoning And Proposed Kidnapping
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
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, has been a political one. The Australian publisher faces the incalculably dangerous prospect of 17 charges under the US Espionage Act and one under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Stripped to its elements, the indictment is merely violence kitted out in the vestment of sham legality. The rest is politics.
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Assange Trial: US And UK Militaries Back Key Prosecution Witness
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
Dr Nigel Blackwood, a Reader in forensic psychiatry at King's College London (KCL), told the extradition hearing in London last week that Julian Assange was suffering only "moderate" depression. | Giving evidence as an expert witness for the US prosecution, Dr Blackwood rebutted other experts' findings on the seriousness of Assange's condition, adding his suicide risk was "manageable". He told the court: "Mr Assange has proved himself to be a very resilient and very resourceful man and he has underplayed that".
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U.S. Intelligence Sources Discussed Poisoning Julian Assange
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-02
Robert WENZEL | At Julian Assange's extradition hearing, bombshell allegations involving US private citizen Sheldon Adelson are being made in conjunction with activities of US intelligence agencies. | Plans to poison or kidnap Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy were discussed between sources in US intelligence and a private security firm that spied extensively on the WikiLeaks co-founder, a court has been told, reports the Guardian. The plan to poison Assange was to sic…
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Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
John Pilger has watched Julian Assange's extradition trial from the public gallery at London's Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Strà∂m of Arena magazine, Australia. | *** | Timothy Erik Strà∂m: Having watched Julian Assange's trial firsthand, can …
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Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange
Timothy Erik Strom — John Pilger | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
John Pilger has watched Julian Assange's extradition trial from the public gallery at London's Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Strà∂m of Arena, Australia: Q: Having watched Julian Assange's trial firsthand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court? The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have sat in many…
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John Pilger: Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange
John Pilger | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-02
John Pilger has watched Julian Assange's extradition trial from the public gallery at London's Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Strà∂m of Arena magazine, Australia: | Q: Having watched Julian Assange's trial firsthand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court? | The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have sat in many courts and seldom known such a corruption of due process; this is due revenge. Putting aside the ritual associated with 'British justice', at times it has been evocative of a Stalinist show trial. One difference is that in the show tria…
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Andrew Wilkie on Julian Assange extradition trial: 'It should put all Australians on notice'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-02
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Noam Chomsky tells court that Julian Assange has 'exposed power to sunlight'
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2020-10-02
On 30 September, distinguished academic and public intellectual Noam Chomsky's written testimony was read at court during Julian Assange's extradition hearing. | Extraterritorial reach: | Chomsky had previously appeared on Democracy Now! to denounce: the extraterritorial reach of the United States, which is shocking. Why should the United States… have the power to control what others are doing elsewhere in the world?… It's [an] outlandish situation. It goes on all the time. | "We have to silence this voice" — Chomsky on the obvious, prima…
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Israel detained 15 Gazans in September
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-02
The Israeli forces arrested 15 Palestinians during September in the Gaza Strip.The head of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs at Studies and Documentation Unit, Abdel-Nasser Farawana, told Anadolu Agency on Friday: "The occupation authorities [Israel] arrested 14 Palestinians as they crossed the Gaza Strip borders into the occupied territories, and a cancer patient was arrested while passing through the Erez checkpoint in the north of Gaza Strip last September.""The number of arrests increased in September. In August this year, one Palestinian was arrested in Gaza," he said.Farawana said: "Most of those detainees…
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Sudan alert: Flooding and surging inflation threaten humanitarian assistance
news.un.org | 2020-10-02
Catastrophic flooding and rising food and health costs in Sudan, have driven up the number of people in need, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Friday.
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Spain on the Brink of a Major Crisis
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Spain currently faces one of the greatest crises in its recent history. The second wave of COVID-19 is approaching extremely quickly, with the world record for deaths by number of inhabitants. The situation is strongly aggravated by a lack of …
globalresearch.ca/spain-major-crisis/572…

Thousands take the streets in national strike in Colombia
Tanya Wadhwa | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
The nationwide protest was carried out in rejection police brutality, economic crisis, massacres and the indifference of the national government towards them…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/thousands-take-the…

Two Years After Khashoggi's Murder, Why is America Still An Accomplice to MBS's Crimes?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
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 Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Eight Saudi men have been convicted of Khashoggi's murder by a Saudi court in what the Washington Post…
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Two Years After Khashoggi's Murder, Why Is America Still an Accomplice to MBS's Crimes?
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
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 Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Eight Saudi men …
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Two Years After Khashoggi's Murder, Why Is America Still an Accomplice to MBS's Crimes?
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
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 Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Eight Saudi men …
globalresearch.ca/two-years-khashoggi-mu…

Learn About Where the Gwinnett County Sheriff Candidates Land on Immigration
aclu.org | 2020-10-02
Thousands of immigrant families who call Gwinnett County home have been split apart by the sheriff office's participation in a program with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This program, know as 287(g), costs taxpayers millions of dollars every year, erodes community trust, promotes racial profiling, and redirects local resources to federal immigration enforcement. The election for Gwinnett County Sheriff on Nov. 3 will help determine the county's future collaboration with ICE. To make an informed decision, make sure you know the candidates' positions on key immigration issues. | ACLU of Georgia asked…
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Trump Ramps Up Immigration Attacks Ahead of Election
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-02
A month before the election, the Trump lockdown against any and all immigrants is intensifying. The Trump administration has unleashed a rush of regulations to restrict student visas, especially for students from non-white, non-Christian majority countries. It is accelerating border wall building. It has proposed an offensively low ceiling of 15,000 refugee admissions in 2021 and has also been flirting with an illegal refusal to provide Congress with numbers for refugee admissions next year, which would effectively…
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The Leahy Laws: Why Biden's Promise to Israel is Illegal
Zarefah Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
While co-hosting an interview on the Palestine Chronicle, I asked Dr. Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, about his thoughts on Kamala Harris' promise to maintain unconditional aid to Israel.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/the-leahy-la…

In Lieu of a Liberation Strategy: Palestinian Elections Are Designed to Buy Time
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-02
It is abundantly clear that Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, has underestimated the seriousness of the challenges facing Palestine and the Palestinians. The rushed agreement between his party, Fatah and Hamas in Istanbul on September 24, and the Palestinian leader's speech at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly the following day, indicate that …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/in-lieu-of-a-…

European Union Sanctions Against Belarus Will Backfire and Deepen Minsk's Ties to Moscow
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Yesterday, it was agreed upon at the European Council special meeting that Belarus will be sanctioned. However, the scope of the sanctions and the long path to agree on them, demonstrates that the European Union is in a crisis and …
globalresearch.ca/european-union-sanctio…

The Insanity of Sustainability
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-02
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 antidote of sustainability. Though they may be the only "sustainability" modern mankind knows — endless destruction, killing, shameless exploitation of Mother Earth and …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/the-insanity-…

What They Are Not Talking About: War and Peace, Healthcare and Jobs Are Non-Issues
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Watching the network news on television or reading about current events in the newspapers seemingly transports one to an alternate universe where nothing seems to make sense. The profit driven news cycle in the United States is admittedly a poor …
globalresearch.ca/what-they-are-not-talk…

COVID-19 Lays Bare the Reality of 'Small Government' Conservatism
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-02
Ted Eytan / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Jim Hightower / OtherWords Amazingly, America has become a nation of socialists, asking in dismay: "Where's the government?" These are not born-again Bernie Sanders activists, but everyday people of all political stripes (including previously apolitical multitudes) who are now clamoring for big government intervention in their lives. Nothing like a coronavirus pandemic… | Source…
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The socialist response to the 2020 presidential debate
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-02
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.
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Scheer Intelligence: In A Time Of Mortal Crisis
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
There's no denying there's been a renewed wave of interest in socialism in the United States, thanks in large part to Bernie Sanders. While the Vermont senator gained support across the country for his rallying cry against inequality and for promoting equitable policies like Medicare for All, Rabbi Michael Lerner, a lifelong progressive and author of the new book Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World, believes there was something missing from Sanders' socialist message.
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Scheer Intelligence: In A Time Of Mortal Crisis
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
There's no denying there's been a renewed wave of interest in socialism in the United States, thanks in large part to Bernie Sanders. While the Vermont senator gained support across the country for his rallying cry against inequality and for promoting equitable policies like Medicare for All, Rabbi Michael Lerner, a lifelong progressive and author of the new book Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World, believes there was something missing from Sanders' socialist message.
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Trump's Operation Dictatorship: What the debate exposed
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
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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The Law That Sent a Man to Prison for Life for Stealing a Pair of Hedge Clippers — and What Prosecutors Can do About It
Alanah Odoms Hebert | aclu.org | 2020-10-02
Last month, the Louisiana Supreme Court refused to review the life sentence of Fair Wayne Bryant, who was sentenced to life in prison for attempting to steal a pair of hedge clippers more than 20 years ago. Bryant's sentence was the result of Louisiana's extreme "habitual offender" law, which allows people to spend life in prison for minor offenses. While the court should have reviewed the sentence, the legislature should abolish this law, and until then, Orleans prosecutors should refuse to seek it., , Habitu…
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The Supreme Court Rulings You're Not Hearing About
aclu.org | 2020-10-02
This past June, many breathed a sigh of relief when the U.S. Supreme Court rose above partisanship in controversial cases involving abortion, LGBTQ+ rights, the rights of DREAMERS, and the president's tax returns. In those cases, conservative justices relied on legal reasoning, rather than party loyalty, to guide their decisions., , But lurking in the shadows is a concerning new trend in the Supreme Court to grant an unprecedented number of emergency orders with little transparency and no opportunity for recourse. These cases comprise the court's aptly named "shadow docket." And under the Trump administration,…
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If I Didn't Believe, I Wouldn't Know How to Breathe
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
The greatest tyrant in our time is a social system that impoverishes the majority of the world's people, such as the people who drowned recently in the Mediterranean Sea, so that a small minority can live a life of luxury…
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Boeing Moves All 787 Dreamliner Production to South Carolina
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Boeing's decades-long ties to Washington state could soon be numbered. | In a massive blow to Seattle, labor unions and the liberal run state of Washington, Boeing is moving its 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina in an effort to cut …
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Boeing Moves All 787 Dreamliner Production to South Carolina
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Boeing's decades-long ties to Washington state could soon be numbered. | In a massive blow to Seattle, labor unions and the liberal run state of Washington, Boeing is moving its 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina in an effort to cut …
globalresearch.ca/boeing-moves-all-787-d…

Catholic Vote is Up for Grabs
Mary Jo McConahay | progressive.org | 2020-10-02
Despite the severe divide in the church, it is ultimately up to individual Catholics to decide how to vote.
progressive.org/op-eds/catholic-vote-up-…

Civil Rights Groups Are Finally Waking Up to the ADL's Right Wing Agenda
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-02
From its National Counter Terrorism Seminars, its mapping of pro-Palestinians activists, and its silence over Israeli human rights violations, the ADL's thin veneer of civil rights advocacy is quickly wearing.
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September's Most Popular Articles
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
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Baltimore teachers: no one should die to reopen schools
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-02
At an Oct. 1 press conference, Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan once again called for school districts to physically reopen. | "I hear from teachers every day who are dying to get back in the classroom," Hogan said. He reported that Oct. 1 was Maryland's first 24-hour period without a coronavirus death since March 28. | Hogan's calls come one day after Baltimore educators and parents, organized by the Baltimore Teachers Union, rallied in oppositi…
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Video: Cheers, "Talking to a Janitor Working at a Biology Lab Making Mutant Viruses"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
How would you react upon knowing that Chuck, whom you have sat and engaged with, is a janitor at a bio lab making mutant viruses? | This is a satire in The Cheers 1980s TV Series which bears a canny resemblance …
globalresearch.ca/video-heres-what-you-w…

Turkey arrests: New wave of detentions target pro-Kurdish HDP
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-02
Turkey arrests: New wave of detentions target pro-Kurdish HDP | Of 53 mayoralties won in March 2019 local elections, the party now only controls four as a result of repeated arrests | MEE and agencies | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 12: 23 | Demonstrators in Istanbul shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of scores of members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party (AFP) | Authorities in Turkey have detai…
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A Bipartisan Coup d'etat Against the People
Jennifer Matsui | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
The establishment Left labors under the delusion that Trump supporters, if confronted by facts, would simply drop their guns and renounce their Orange Savior. Thus they churn out ham-handed editorials and think pieces with such scintillating headlines as "Why Trump is Wrong on Jobs" and "How Trump Lost the Debate". As usual, they are pontificating…
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Ecuador: Left wins key ruling on government effort to rig election
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-02
The left in Ecuador secured a crucial victory yesterday in the face of attempts by the right-wing government of President Lenín Moreno to deny progressive candidate Andrés Arauz the right to stand in next February's presidential election. The National Electoral Council ruled that the Union for Hope alliance would be permitted to nominate a substitute …
liberationnews.org/ecuador-left-wins-key…

Why Trump's Myth of American Exceptionalism Is So Dangerous
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2020-10-02
His call for "patriotic education" denies the truth of racism in the United States.
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Trump, the Culture Wars and the Left
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
Despite being the most subliterate President in American history, Trump has managed to interject himself into recent culture wars that are the bailiwick of tenured professors and highfalutin media pundits. Since Trump confused the word council for counsel, he needs all the help he can get. While Stephen Miller or some other erudite malefactor wrote…
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Amnesty presses Egypt to release detainees after rare protests
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-02
Amnesty presses Egypt to release detainees after rare protests | Rights group reports at least 496 people have been detained by Cairo since crackdown on protests began last month | MEE staff | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 18: 37 | Police had fired tear gas and in some instances live ammunition at demonstrators (AFP/File photo) | Amnesty International has called on Egyptian authorities to release hundreds of people who were arrested…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/amnesty-egypt…

Military Bases on the Moon: U.S. Plans to Weaponize the Earth's Satellite
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
In July, Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Roscosmos, cited the U.S. "retreat from principles of cooperation and mutual support" to justify Russia's refusal to join the latest U.S. space initiative: to build lunar bases. Rogozin was likely referring to the U.S. refusal to renew the Intermediate-range Forces Treaty and its intention to back out of the Open Skies Treaty.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/military-bas…

Seismic Blasting Efforts Halted in Atlantic Ocean

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
A status conference on seismic litigation revealed today the industry will not pursue efforts to employ seismic blasting to search the Atlantic Ocean for offshore petroleum deposits this year, and possibly for several years. | The hearing marked a victory for …
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Iraqis take to the streets to mark one year of anti-government protests
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-02
Protesters claim that despite the months-long protests and change of government, none of their demands have been fulfilled. They warned of a strike from October 25 if their demands were not met…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/02/iraqis-ta…

The State of Online Safety for Kids
Beau Peters | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-02
There's no doubt that the resources of our digital age are valuable. They provide us with new development opportunities and help us to build meaningful connections with a diverse range of global communities. The past couple of decades have seen our adoption of tech grow, and as such we are seeing the first generations of …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/the-state-of-…

Arabic press review: Plans for Israel-UAE canal enrage Egypt
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-02
Arabic press review: Plans for Israel-UAE canal enrage Egypt | Meanwhile, Jordan expels former Palestinian prisoner Nizar al-Tamimi, and three ministers of Arab origin join new Belgian government | Mohammad Ayesh | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 15: 14 | Egypt is reportedly worried that a new canal between Israel and the UAE might threaten its crucial income from the Suez Canal (AFP/file photo, November 2019) | Canal tri…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/arabic-press-…

A Nation Divided by Racism and Hate
Randy Jurado Ertll | progressive.org | 2020-10-02
During the first presidential debate, Trump showed how far he is willing to go to stoke racial tensions for his own political advantage.
progressive.org/dispatches/nation-divide…

Video: Cheers, "Talking to a Janitor Working at a Biology Lab Making Mutant Viruses"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
How would you react upon knowing that Chuck, whom you have sat and engaged with, is a janitor at a bio lab making mutant viruses? | This is a satire in The Cheers 1980s TV Series which bears a canny resemblance …
globalresearch.ca/video-heres-what-you-w…

How the U.S. Military Deformed Science
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
Any discussion of American science includes, perforce, the military. Physics? Nuclear weapons. Biology? Germ warfare. Chemistry? Poison gas. While the wonders of science extend far beyond these blights, the military and its money have distorted scientific inquiry, to say the least. And where the Pentagon hasn't co-opted any given discipline, capitalism has swooped in. Just…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/how-the-u-s-…

Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis?
progressive.org | 2020-10-02
A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.
progressive.org/magazine/smoking-gun-cri…

Video: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning on COVID-19 and the Genome-modifying Vaccine (German)
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning in conversation about Covid-19 and the genome-modifying vaccine, i.e. the real risks of new mRNA- or DNA-vaccine and the deadly danger it presents for us and the following generations. | Watch the video below….
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Presidential debate: Trump and Biden bicker as COVID rages on
Nathaniel Chase | workers.org | 2020-10-02
The Sept. 30 presidential debate featured two white men throwing mud at each other in performances a fifth-grade debate team would have found embarrassing. This debate will be remembered for its continuous, cable-news-style bickering and interrupting, which prevented either candidate, and in particular Biden, from expressing themselves at length. It . . . | Continue reading Presidential debate: Trump and Biden bicker as COVID rages on at Workers.org
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The Hysteria of Identity Politics is Devolving Into Violence
David Penner | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-02
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. — Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Colonel Charles Yancey, January 6th, 1816 As the tech monopolies, the military industrial complex, the medical industrial complex, and other powerful corporate entities accumulate unprecedented …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/the-hysteria-…

A Lesser Man: the Fight to Save Breitenbush
Tim McDevitt | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
Should you ever find yourself surrounded by flames a hundred feet high, surely you will find yourself. I was brewing an untenable third cup of coffee when two firefighters clad in Nomex brush-gear pulled up outside the kitchen window in a golf cart. I went out and wished them a good morning. According to them it was not a good morning. A fire was on its way: evacuation level two, poised to go to three.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/a-lesser-man…

The Third World War, Illustrated
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
George Grosz was an artist in Weimar Germany. His works lampooned the rich and super rich and condemned war. A Dadaist who was anti-capitalist and antifascist, he exiled himself to the United States in 1933 as the Nazi party began to rise in Germany. Although he changed the nature of his art after he moved to…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/the-third-wo…

The Supreme Male Head Unmasked
Peter C. Reynolds | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
Fascism is unique among political systems in that it treats society as a diseased body that needs to be purified. Certainly, the political left thinks that society is in need of reform, often to the point of advocating revolution, but the distinguishing feature of fascism, especially of the Nazi variety, is its organic imagery–the idea…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/the-supreme-…

Trump gets COVID-19, after months of lying about its danger
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-02
Trump has access to world class healthcare, but he and Republicans have blocked billions in funding for healthcare, COVID-19 testing and economic relief.
therealnews.com/trump-gets-covid-19-afte…

Arab-American voters could make the difference in stopping Trump in Michigan
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-02
One of the distinctive features of Michigan is that one of the largest minority populations in the state is Arab-Americans, estimated to be between 153,000 and half a million, depending on the source. They come from a variety of national and religious backgrounds. Yemenis are one of the largest Arab ethnic groups here, but there …
peoplesworld.org/article/arab-american-v…

Inside Irwin County: Letters from a notorious ICE detention center
Tim Kennedy | splcenter.org | 2020-10-02
splcenter.org/news/2020/10/02/inside-irw…

LA Sheriffs Attack Compton Protestors, Arrest KPCC Journalist
Mark Friedman | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) has been under fire for years for violating people's rights, struggling with corruption, and so much more. Despite proclamations of reform (Remember the Ramparts Police station beatings? How about body cams that were called for and never purchased?) Now, with two recent shootings in the city of Compton, on…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/la-sheriffs-…

Coronavirus: Crushing and Silencing Doctors of Conscience
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
"Looking back, I can see that we have a situation which I compare with the Third Reich…Joseph Goebbels, he was the Minister of Propaganda, and he said "if you repeat a message long enough, loud enough, hard enough, at the …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-crushing-a…

Police Violence: Institutionalized Terrorism
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
Last year, police killed 1,004 people and, as a recent Harvard study found, between 2013 and 2017, 5,400 were killed by the police. Going further, it found that "Black people were on average three times more likely to be killed by police than white people. Of the total fatalities, 2,353 (42.83%) of those killed were white and 1,487 (27.07%) were Black."
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/police-viole…

Hearing Reveals US Government's Invisible Hand in Protests Around the World
Dave DeCamp | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Last week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee grilled Michael Pack, who President Trump recently appointed to head the US government's state propaganda arm, the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM). | Pack was appointed in June and started a big …
globalresearch.ca/us-government-invisibl…

Ecuador: Left wins key ruling on government effort to rig election
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-02
The left in Ecuador secured a crucial victory yesterday in the face of attempts by the right-wing government of President Lenín Moreno to deny progressive candidate Andrés Arauz the right to stand in next February's presidential election. The National Electoral Council ruled that the Union for Hope alliance would be permitted to nominate a substitute …
liberationnews.org/ecuador-left-wins-key…

I'm with Susan Sarandon
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-02
"My greatest wish is two-fold: that Trump (and Pence) will no longer be in office after January 2021, and that by the end of 2021 there will be a large and united progress party, ready to run candidates in 2022 and thereafter."
nationofchange.org/2020/10/02/im-with-su…

Communist Party election campaign says stop Trump with a #VoteAgainstFascism
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-02
Fascism hasn't arrived in the United States yet, but the country is closer than it's ever been. That's the central message of the Communist Party USA's election campaign in the closing days of the 2020 race. Determined to see Donald Trump turned out of office, the party is mobilizing its members around the slogan "Vote …
peoplesworld.org/article/communist-party…

Sudan sending hundreds of troops to Yemen via Saudi Arabia
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-02
Sudan sending hundreds of troops to Yemen via Saudi Arabia | Sources say officers and soldiers arrived in the kingdom last week, despite Khartoum supposedly winding down its involvement in the conflict | MEE staff | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 13: 37 | Sudanese troops with a military coalition in Yemen backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates detect mines in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah (AFP) | Hundreds of Sudanese s…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/sudan-yemen-s…

Why Far-Right Paramilitaries are Not Just "Vigilantes"
Zoltan Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
Trump's call for the Proud Boys and other armed far-right paramilitaries to "stand by" has finally shed light on the real threat of physical intimidation around the election, to add to the threats of cyberattacks and abuses of the legal system. His call to arms is also a reminder why calling far-right domestic terrorists merely "vigilantes" minimizes and even trivializes the threat, for several reasons.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/why-far-righ…

China's Message to Donald: What Do You Want from Us?
Lin Liangduo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Translated from Chinese for Global Research; first published in January 2020. | Enough is enough. Enough hypocrisy for this one world. | What do you want from us, anyway? What Do You Really Want from Us? | When we were the sick man …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-message-to-dona…

France's Macron says Islam 'in crisis all over the world today'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-02
France's Macron says Islam 'in crisis all over the world today' | In high-profile address, French president said Islam was in crisis due to 'an extreme hardening' of positions | MEE and agencies | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 11: 13 | French President Emmanuel Macron wears a mask after delivering his speech (AFP) | French President Emmanuel Macron described Islam on Friday as "a religion that is in crisis all over the…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/france-macron…

Protest against the Bahrain's normalization with Israel
Sondoss Al Assad | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-02
Exclusive- Ever since the Sep 15th US-brokered normalization rapprochement, and defying Manama's trigger-ready security forces, defiant Bahrainis have taken to streets on masses to head off vociferous protest, waving Bahraini and Palestinian flags, as well as placards that condemn the deal. New massive protests are being held this Friday, this time under the title of "Friday of Collapse of the Betrayal Agreement", stressing they will never clinch any ties with the Zionists that might trample on the interests of their fellow Palestinians and their righteous cause. | According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Manama y…
thealtworld.com/sondoss_alassad/protest-…

Voting by Mail is Easier and Safer than You Think. Here's how
aclu.org | 2020-10-02
Millions of people are planning to vote by mail in this election, and for most, it will be the first time. COVID-19 has made voting by mail more popular than ever because it's the safest way for many to cast a ballot. But some voters still have questions about the safety and security of this method, and whether their mail-in ballot will be counted. Contradictory messages from President Trump add to the confusion — even though the president, and many of his cabinet members, vote by mail themselves. , , All voters are able to make an informe…
aclu.org/news/voting-rights/voting-by-ma…

Healthcare workers in Germany strike for better work conditions
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-02
The trade union Ver.di is demanding an increase in salaries by 4.8 percent for federal and local employees, as well as a maximum of a 45-hour work week. They are also demanding a hike in trainee pay…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/02/healthcar…

Federal executions paused, racism continues
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2020-10-02
Houston In the previous 56 years, the U.S. government had executed just three prisoners. But in 2020, seven federal executions have already taken place since July. The most recent was Christopher Vialva, put to death Sept. 24 at the federal prison in Terra Haute, Ind. He was the first Black . . . | Continue reading Federal executions paused, racism continues at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/10/51638/?utm_source=rs…

If You Could Save a Million Lives, Would You Do It?
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-10-02
The Hill See article on original site If you had the opportunity to save a million people from preventable death, would you do it? People who would otherwise fall victim to the global pandemic and deep recession that most of the world is experiencing. This is not merely a rhetorical question, but one that members …
cepr.net/if-you-could-save-a-million-liv…

Continued Covid Disparities in Native Country
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-02
Stir Crazy! Episode 93: Today we are joined by journalist, organizer, and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism Jen Deerinwater, Miwok journalist and community organizer Desiree Kane, and journalist and community builder Johnnie Jae. Hosted by Kim Brown.
therealnews.com/continued-covid-disparit…

Sugar workers in Iran striking for wages and public ownership
CFDIPR | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-02
September 2 marked the 80th day since workers of the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane complex in the south of Iran came out on strike, on June 15. They are demanding their unpaid wages, medical insurance, reinstatement of dismissed colleagues, return of the industrial giant to the state sector, and the return to the workers of funds embezzled …
peoplesworld.org/article/sugar-workers-i…

Trump Can't Do That, Can He?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
Notwithstanding his gift for self-deception, even Donald Trump knows that he would now lose anything like a free and fair election. He would lose the popular vote more soundly than four years ago, and he would lose in the Electoral College as well. But he could still succeed in disrupting the election and delegitimating its…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/trump-cant-d…

Could Americans possibly reelect a president who acts in this sordid, reprehensible manner?
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-02
When Trump loses the election, and he will, he will immediately face various investigations, some of which will lead to criminal charges and, best of all, jail time. And he knows it.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/02/could-amer…

Major wildfires force tens of thousands to evacuate in Northern California
wsws.org | 2020-10-02
Two more rapidly growing wildfires have torn across Northern California since Sunday, in what has already been an unprecedented and devastating fire season across the US West Coast.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/01/cali…

The Long Overdue Alaska-Canada Railway Takes One Step Closer to Reality
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
In the early hours of September 26, President Trump sent out the announcement on Twitter that a gigantic continental project long through dead and buried will be revived: The 2570 km Alaska Canada Rail connection which will move freight, oil, …
globalresearch.ca/alaska-canada-railway-…

Je n'ai pas échoué, dit Macron : Raisons de son échec
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-02
L'on ne s'attendait pas à ce que l'initiative du président franàßais Emmanuel Macron au Liban n'aboutisse, ni maintenant ni dans les prochaines semaines. Le président franàßais ne peut s'ancrer solidement au Liban ni unir les Libanais, et il n'a même pas convaincu les Européens de soutenir son initiative et d'injecter de l'argent dans l'économie libanaise qui s'effondre. Macron a des amis au Liban qui veulent bien maintenir de bonnes relations avec la France dans l'espoir qu'elle puisse proposer des solutions à l'insoluble crise libanaise actuelle. Mais en jetant le blâme sur les autres, en n'admettan…
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/je-nai-pa…

UN chief reiterates call for global ceasefire, marking International Day of Non-Violence
news.un.org | 2020-10-02
The UN Secretary-General repeated his call for a global ceasefire on Friday, commemorating the International Day of Non Violence, which is taking place this year in the shadow of the devastating human and socio-economic impacts resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Guterres: Only way to remove nuclear risk, 'completely eliminate nuclear weapons'
news.un.org | 2020-10-02
The elimination of nuclear weapons is vital to the "survival of life on this planet", the UN chief told the final major event of the General Assembly's high level week on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Weekly News Review 27th Sept to 3rd October
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-10-02
Editors Weekly Poke There have been some incredible political U-turns in the last few decades. Who could forget George Osborne's 'Pastygate,' Gordon Brown's 10pence tax debacle and Nick Clegg's reversal of his manifesto pledge as leader of "student party" to ramp up tuition fees. Perhaps the biggest was in 1970 when the Tories' general election …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/weekly-news-review-27th-sept-to-3rd-october/

Worse to come as layoffs continue
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-02
San José, CA – The latest report by the Department of Labor on unemployment insurance applications shows that the tide of layoffs continues. But this week, major U.S. corporations announced even more layoffs to come as the economy tilts on the edge of a 'double-dip' recession. | The Labor Department report released on Thursday, October 1 showed that there was no letup in the pace of layoffs. While the number of regular state unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 26 fell by 36,000 from a week earlier, the number of new applications for the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA progr…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/10/2/worse-co…

Mossad chief holds talks with Bahrain as ties with Israel deepen
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-02
Mossad chief holds talks with Bahrain as ties with Israel deepen | Yossi Cohen reported to have discussed 'mutual interests' with his Bahraini counterparts following normalisation deal | MEE and agencies | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 11: 16 | Mossad chief Yossi Cohen pictured in 2017 (AFP) | Israel's top spy chief Yossi Cohen has held talks with Bahrain's intelligence services following the two countries recent normal…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/mossad-chief-…

Something Far Out of the Norm is Liable to Happen
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
"In any given culture and at any given moment, there is always only one 'episteme' that defines the conditions of possibility of all knowledge, whether expressed in theory or silently invested in a practice." A great deal far out of the norm has already happened in Donald J. Trump's presidency. Norms seem to be in…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/something-fa…

Coronavirus: Crushing and Silencing Doctors of Conscience
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
"Looking back, I can see that we have a situation which I compare with the Third Reich…Joseph Goebbels, he was the Minister of Propaganda, and he said "if you repeat a message long enough, loud enough, hard enough, at the …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-crushing-a…

Todos con Biden-Harris: Latinos no deben dejar que nada los detenga de votar
David Trujillo | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-02
Dilo fuerte, dilo con orgullo. No sereÃÅ negado. Yo voy a votar por Biden-Harris. Es tiempo para todo los Latinos que hablen con miembros de la comunidad sobre esta eleccioÃÅn. Es tiempo para dice, "No maÃÅs." °Ha sido suficiente! Es tiempo que la comunidad latina pare de ser amigable y callada. Los latinos se deben …
peoplesworld.org/article/todos-con-biden…

Billionaires Love Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-02
From the very beginning, more than 35 years ago, the idea and practice of charter schools was conceived and gradually executed by those with abundant cultural, social, political, and economic capital. Charter schools are not the product of grass-roots forces, as the public has often been led to believe. They never have been. Charter schools …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/billionaires-…

In a Time of Mortal Crisis, Rabbi Michael Lerner Prophesies a Caring Society
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-02
Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play There's no denying there's been a renewed wave of interest in socialism in the United States, thanks in large part to Bernie Sanders. While the Vermont senator gained support across the country for his rallying cry against inequality and for promoting equitable policies like Medicare for All, Rabbi Michael Lerner, a lifelong progressive and… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2020/10/02/in-a-time-of-m…

UN Venezuela Report Omits US Human Rights Violations
Leonardo Flores | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-02
On September 23, María Eugenia Russián, president of Fundalatin, Venezuela's oldest human rights organization, testified to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and decried an attempt by a UNHRC fact-finding mission to erase people who were "lynched, burned alive, decapitated and murdered by extremist sectors of the Venezue…
mintpressnews.com/un-venezuela-report-om…

Healthcare workers in Germany strike for better work conditions
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-02
The trade union Ver.di is demanding an increase in salaries by 4.8 percent for federal and local employees, as well as a maximum of a 45-hour work week. They are also demanding a hike in trainee pay…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/02/healthcar…

I did not fail, Macron said; but why did he indeed fail-and could not have succeeded?
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-02
The French initiative President Emmanuel Macron has taken towards Lebanon is not expected to succeed, now or in the coming weeks unless new elements are introduced. The French President is far from finding a solid foothold in Lebanon or uniting the Lebanese and has not even convinced the Europeans to join his initiative and inject sums of money into the crumbling Lebanese economy. Macron has friends in Lebanon who do not mind preserving a good relationship with France as long as it can offer solutions to solve this intractable Lebanese crisis. As for blaming others, not admitting his mistakes, and not realising t…
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/i-did-not…

Gold Is Doing It Again?
Hubert Moolman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Historically gold in US dollars often clears significant all-time highs only some time after significant currencies like the …
globalresearch.ca/gold-is-doing-it-again…

UN Report on Venezuela Omits the Greatest Violation of Human Rights: US Aggression
Leonardo Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
On September 23, María Eugenia Russián, president of Fundalatin, Venezuela's oldest human rights organization, testified to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and decried an attempt by a UNHRC fact-finding mission to erase people who were "lynched, burned alive, …
globalresearch.ca/un-report-venezuela-om…

Can 'Beat Trump, Battle Biden' coalition really stop the right?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-02
More than fifty progressives, activists and writers signed a petition calling to beat Trump, then battle Biden. Marc Steiner talks with three of these thinkers who signed the petition about the internal conflict involved in supporting a centrist capitalist with a problematic past on race and crime and the reasons why it's necessary.
therealnews.com/can-beat-trump-battle-bi…

The War On Pot Isn't Over, Just Ask This Doctor Arrested for His Research
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-02
Retired cardiac surgeon Dr. David Allen discusses being targeted for asset forfeiture because he supports legal marijuana and medical research into cannabis.
therealnews.com/the-war-on-pot-isnt-over…

France's Macron says Islam 'in crisis all over the world today'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-02
France's Macron says Islam 'in crisis all over the world today' | In high-profile address, French president also said Paris would seek to 'liberate' Islam in France from foreign influences | MEE and agencies | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 11: 13 | French President Emmanuel Macron wears a mask after delivering his speech (AFP) | French President Emmanuel Macron described Islam on Friday as "a religion that is in crisis…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/france-macron…

Gold Is Doing It Again?
Hubert Moolman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Historically gold in US dollars often clears significant all-time highs only some time after significant currencies like the …
globalresearch.ca/gold-is-doing-it-again…

'Stars and Strife' wants unity but falls short of demanding systemic change
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-02
The new documentary Stars and Strife wants you to know that the world, and particularly the United States, is in trouble. It presents a compelling argument regarding the ills of society like poverty, racism, and political corruption. Where it falls short is in its presentation of a solution. Stars and Strife seemingly has good intentions …
peoplesworld.org/article/stars-and-strif…

California becomes first US state to ban 24 toxic chemicals found in cosmetics
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-02
"Every day, Californians are exposed to hazardous chemicals hiding in their cosmetics and personal care products."
nationofchange.org/2020/10/02/california…

China's Message to Donald: What Do You Want from Us?
Lin Liangduo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
Translated from Chinese for Global Research; first published in January 2020. | Enough is enough. Enough hypocrisy for this one world. | What do you want from us, anyway? What Do You Really Want from Us? | When we were the sick man …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-message-to-dona…

Can 'Beat Trump, Battle Biden' coalition really stop the right?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-02
More than fifty progressives, activists and writers signed a petition calling to beat Trump, then battle Biden. Marc Steiner talks with three of these thinkers who signed the petition about the internal conflict involved in supporting a centrist capitalist with a problematic past on race and crime and the reasons why it's necessary.
therealnews.com/can-beat-trump-battle-bi…

Bt Cotton in India is a GMO Template for a "monumental irreversible catastrophe"
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-02
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/bt-cotton-in-…

Dragging Lebanon toward normalisation
Abdel Bari Atwan | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-02
Lebanese politicians browbeaten into agreeing a deal with Israel ahead of US elections | After the Beirut Port explosion destroyed half the Lebanese capital, killed and injured thousands of people and made 300,000 homeless; and after a contrived banking crisis caused the collapse of the Lebanon's currency and drove more than 60% of the population below the poverty line; Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced on Thursday that, as a result of US mediation, a 'framework agreement' had been reached with Israel to demarcate the maritime boundary. | Direct talks on delineation are to be conducted by Lebanese army chi…
thealtworld.com/abdel_bari_atwan/draggin…

Comment: The Death of Truth
Bill Lueders | progressive.org | 2020-10-02
The November election will not bring truth back to life. But the election can prescribe consequences for its killers, or let them off the hook. The jury is about to convene.
progressive.org/magazine/death-of-truth-…

Northwestern food workers 'die-in' for COVID protections
Roberta Wood | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-02
EVANSTON, Ill. — Is it too much to ask for an institution sitting on an $11 billion dollar endowment to provide sick pay for 14 days for an employee under a coronavirus quarantine? "Dying in" for health and safety, scores of cooks and housekeepers employed at Northwestern University's leafy lakeside campus here put their bodies …
peoplesworld.org/article/northwestern-fo…

Mossad chief holds talks with Bahrain as ties with Israel deepen
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-02
Mossad chief holds talks with Bahrain as ties with Israel deepen | Yossi Cohen reported to have discussed 'mutual interests' with his Bahraini counterparts during visit | MEE and agencies | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 11: 16 | Mossad chief Yossi Cohen pictured in 2017 (AFP) | Israel's top spy chief Yossi Cohen has held talks with Bahrain's intelligence services following the two countries recent normalisation of relat…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/mossad-chief-…

The Tuesday night travesty: Three things media experts are getting wrong
Thomas Magstadt | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-02
In sum, there was no debate on Tuesday night because Donald Trump willed it to be a brawl instead. In a battle of wits, he is unarmed.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/02/the-tuesda…

Iraq urged to investigate attacks on women human rights defenders
news.un.org | 2020-10-02
UN-appointed independent rights experts have urged the Iraqi authorities to investigate the murder of a female human rights defender, and the attempted killing of another, targeted "simply because they are women".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Trump down with coronavirus; his Pennsylvania acolytes prepare a coup
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-02
The news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been infected with COVID-19 spread rapidly across the nation and around the world early this morning. While commentators are saying the entire election is now upended, a key part of the unfolding election process–the attempt by Trump and his GOP to hijack the …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-down-with…

Worse to come as layoffs continue
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-02
San José, CA – The latest report by the Department of Labor on unemployment insurance applications shows that the tide of layoffs continues. But this week, major U.S. corporations announced even more layoffs to come as the economy tilts on the edge of a 'double-dip' recession. | The Labor Department report released on Thursday, October 1 showed that there was no letup in the pace of layoffs. While the number of regular state unemployment insurance claims for the week ending September 26 fell by 36,000 from a week earlier, the number of new applications for the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA progr…
fightbacknews.org/2020/10/2/worse-come-l…

Steve Wamhoff on Trump's Taxes
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-10-02
Media…
fair.org/counterspin/steve-wamhoff-on-tr…

Trump is a Hoax, Fake News
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-02
Donald Trump finally collided with something bigger than he thinks he is: the IRS. The self-identified billionaire's mere $750 federal tax payments in 2016 and 2017, his tax avoidance schemes, his mishandling of the pandemic plus his ugly aggressive performance debate performance could cost him his re-election. Trump's rival for the presidency, Joe Biden, revealed…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/02/trump-is-a-h…

Parkland shooting victim's parents reanimate son's image via AI urging viewers to vote for gun control – 'because he can't'
rt.com | 2020-10-02
The parents of Parkland school shooting victim Joaquin Oliver have reanimated their son on video using AI to urge people to vote for pro-gun-control politicians, but many viewers have disputed the ethics behind such move. | The 17-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim was brought back to life digitally via artificial-intelligence software on Friday to promote voting for politicians who support gun control legislation, with the help of his parents – a reincarnation some felt was in questionable taste. | In 2018, Joaquin Oliver was shot and killed in the Parkland school shooting. | His pa…
rt.com/usa/502419-parkland-gun-control-v…

Parkland shooting victim's parents reanimate son's image via AI urging viewers to vote for gun control – 'because he can't'
rt.com | 2020-10-02
The parents of Parkland school shooting victim Joaquin Oliver have reanimated their son on video using AI to urge people to vote for pro-gun-control politicians, but many viewers have disputed the ethics behind such move. | The 17-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim was brought back to life digitally via artificial-intelligence software on Friday to promote voting for politicians who support gun control legislation, with the help of his parents – a reincarnation some felt was in questionable taste. | In 2018, Joaquin Oliver was shot and killed in the Parkland school shooting. | His pa…
rt.com/usa/502419-parkland-gun-control-v…

Trump's Taxes: A Thousand Scandals in One
Jon Schwarz | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
The president's leaked taxes are an explosion of many different scandals, like a huge fireworks display on the Fourth of July…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumps-taxes-a-tho…

Questions without answers in Trump's COVID diagnosis
Jon Allsop | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
There's plenty to be said about Trump's diagnosis that we know for sure: that he knowingly played down the threat of the virus for months; that he repeatedly blocked public-health measures; that Trump and those in his orbit have much better access to testing than most Americans…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/questions-without-…

Can we make Facebook and Google "democratic utilities?"
Mathew Ingram | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
Is there another path we could take that might allow us to harness the benefits of these huge services, while also blunting their negative effects?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/can-we-make-facebo…

Trump and the lost country
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
It wasn't like I'd expected much from this debate. But I did expect Trump's narcissism to remain a little more quietly in the background, expressing itself not as raw reality but hiding behind right-wing platitudes…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-and-the-lost…

The madness of King Donald
Bill Fletcher | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
What he demonstrated, perhaps more than anything else, is that he is the President who wishes to herald the reemergence of the "white republic," the construct around which the USA was originally founded…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-madness-of-kin…

A Thousand Times Worse
William J. Astore | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
Or How to Nuke History…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-thousand-times-w…

Race, class and Covid-19
Notes from Below | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
The inextricable links between race, poverty and exploitation have been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/race-class-and-cov…

Why far-right paramilitaries are not just "vigilantes"
Zoltan Grossman | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
In the upcoming election, we need to be "vigilant" not so much against unorganized "vigilantes," but against organized domestic terrorists who could intimidate voters before, on, or after Election Day…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-far-right-para…

The Next Steps in Eviction Defense
David Rovics | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
To state what is abundantly clear to anyone involved with either one, if Black lives matter, then the working class matters, and affordable housing matters…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-next-steps-in-…

Toronto protesters fight off eviction
Mira Miller | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
"Landlords and tenants are not equal here. For working class tenants an eviction means life or death. For corporate landlords it means flipping the unit for profit. Working class tenants unite, no covid evictions."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/toronto-protesters…

A New Party of the Left in Serbia
Ivan Velisavljević | zcomm.org | 2020-10-02
The Social Democratic Union's 12th congress in Belgrade marked its transformation into a new left-wing party–the Party of the Radical Left (PRL)…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-new-party-of-the…

Nebraska: Working To Break Up Meat Monopolies
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
While most of us have recently witnessed empty shelves and higher price tags from the aisles of our local supermarkets, 2019 Fixer Graham Christensen has been fighting for solutions to our fractured food system from the fields. A fifth-generation farmer, Christensen founded the consulting company GC Resolve to help his home state of Nebraska establish more ethical and sustainable agricultural practices. | According to Christensen, corporate greed is to blame for major meatpacking-plant shutdowns — brought on by a surge of coronavirus cases among workers — that have led to nationwide shortages of pork…
popularresistance.org/nebraska-working-t…

The Politics That Led To The 'Worst Debate'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
The rich man's media are calling it "the worst debate in modern American history," but that's because the truth is often painful to watch. The Biden-Trump confrontation revealed, with crystalline clarity, that the real "genius" of the American electoral process is its total imperviousness to popular demands for a healthier, more just and less economically precarious society and a peaceful, ecologically stable world. Instead, the Democratic alternative to the white supremacist Republican in the White House is — another lifelong racist, mass-incarcerating, corporate-serving, warmongering old white man.
popularresistance.org/the-politics-that-…

Restaurant Workers Are Building Solidarity Amid The Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
Boise, Idaho – It was rain ≠ing light ≠ly June 29 when Geo Eng ≠ber ≠son, own ≠er of the Pie Hole pizze ≠ria, con ≠vened an emer ≠gency staff meet ≠ing. He had intend ≠ed a quick con ≠fer ≠ence in the park ≠ing lot behind the restau ≠rant, known for its steady stream of week ≠end bar-goers. Giv ≠en the weath ≠er, Eng ≠ber ≠son fer ≠ried the hand ≠ful of work ≠ers into his trailer. | Ear ≠li ≠er that month, work ≠ers at the piz ≠za joint peti ≠tioned for an hourly wage bump. Wor ≠ried that Pie Hole was pre ≠pared to replace them…
popularresistance.org/restaurant-workers…

Two Years After Khashoggi's Murder
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
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 Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Eight Saudi men have been convicted of Khashoggi's murder by a Saudi court in what the Washington Post characterized as sham trials with no transparency. The higher ups who ordered the murder, including MBS, continue to escape responsibility.
popularresistance.org/two-years-after-kh…

Why Anarchism Is Dangerous
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
Anarchists frighten privileged elites and their authoritarian followers not simply because the primary goals of the movement have been to abolish the sources of elite power — the state, patriarchy, and capitalism — but because anarchism offers a viable alternative form of social and political organization grounded in workplace collectives, neighborhood assemblies, bottom-up federations, child-centered free schools, and a variety of cultural organizations operating on the basis of cooperation, solidarity, mutual aid, and direct, participatory democracy.
popularresistance.org/why-anarchism-is-d…

Restaurant Workers Are Building Solidarity Amid The Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-02
Boise, Idaho – It was rain ≠ing light ≠ly June 29 when Geo Eng ≠ber ≠son, own ≠er of the Pie Hole pizze ≠ria, con ≠vened an emer ≠gency staff meet ≠ing. He had intend ≠ed a quick con ≠fer ≠ence in the park ≠ing lot behind the restau ≠rant, known for its steady stream of week ≠end bar-goers. Giv ≠en the weath ≠er, Eng ≠ber ≠son fer ≠ried the hand ≠ful of work ≠ers into his trailer. | Ear ≠li ≠er that month, work ≠ers at the piz ≠za joint peti ≠tioned for an hourly wage bump. Wor ≠ried that Pie Hole was pre ≠pared to replace them…
popularresistance.org/restaurant-workers…

Sunday 10/11: "Dazed And Confused" Cast Reunion Reading w/ Voto Latino & March for Science
Voto Latino & March for Science | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/02/1883723…

Climate Advocates Criticize Newsom's Executive Order for Not Addressing Oil Drilling
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
"If your climate leadership does not include relief for hundreds of thousands of Californians — the majority people of color — living with oil drilling in their neighborhood, then you are not serious about climate justice and creating healthier, more resilient communities," said Martha Arguà´llo executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and co-chair of STAND-L.A.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/01/1883722…

Thursday 10/1: All Rise for Justice: No Confirmation Until After Inauguration! w/ Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Action & partners | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
Online via livestream or Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/01/1883721…

IMF Calls for New Global Debt Policies to Confront COVID Financial Crisis
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
IMF head Kristalina Georgieva warned that developing countries could face a second wave of economic crises just as they are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/02/1883723…

San Leandro Hospital CNA Nurses Fight Covid, For PPE & Conditions For Nurses & Patients
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
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 | 2020-10-02
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…

Monday 10/5: People's Park Gardeners tour
DARIN | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
Come to People's Park. Enjoy the garden tour. Find out what you can do to prepare for the rain in the garden.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/01/1883721…

Chile: Acerca del Proceso Constituyente
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
Chile: | Acerca del Proceso Constituyente | Entrevista al profesor Gabriel Salazar, Premio Nacional de Historia.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/02/1883723…

Sunday 10/4: March Against White Supremacy #TrumpPenceOutNow
Xochitl | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
Lake Merritt Pillars…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/01/1883721…

A Plea for Help from the County's Benchland Containment Camp
posted by Norse | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
I received the following letter earlier this week immediately before our Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom (Greg's a member). I'm forwarding it for community info and in response to his wishes.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/02/1883723…

Treading in Deep Water
Greg Godels | indybay.org | 2020-10-02
As one good reason for voting for Biden: should he win, Democrats will not be able to continually blame all of our sorry politics and capitalism's contradictions on Trump. And the experience of a Biden government might well hasten the defection from a moribund Democratic Party.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/02/1883723…

Sarilumab use in severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia
Elisa Gremese, Antonella Cingolani, Silvia Laura Bosello, Stefano Alivernini, Barbara Tolusso, Simone Perniola, Francesco Landi, Maurizio Pompili, Rita Murri, Angelo Santoliquido, Matteo Garcovich, Michela Sali, Gennaro De Pascale, Maurizio Gabrielli, Federico Biscetti, Massimo Montalto, Alberto Tosoni, Giovanni Gambassi, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini, Amerigo Iaconelli, Lorenzo Zileri Del Verme, Luca Petricca, Anna Laura Fedele, Marco Maria Lizzio, Enrica Tamburrini, Gerlando Natalello, Laura Gigante, Dario Bruno, Lucrezia Verardi, Eleonora Taddei, Angelo Calabrese, Francesco Lombardi, Roberto Bernabei, Roberto Cauda, Francesco Franceschi, Raffaele Landolfi, Luca Richeldi, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Massimo Fantoni, Massimo Antonelli, Antonio Gasbarrini, GEMELLI AGAINST COVID-19 Group | thelancet.com | 2020-10-02
IL-6R inhibition appears to be a potential treatment strategy for severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia and intravenous Sarilumab seems a promising treatment approach showing, in the short term, an important clinical outcome and good safety.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30297-2/fulltext?rss=yes

The Brezhnev Doctrine Comes Alive in Montenegro
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-02
Remember the Brezhnev Doctrine? The informally named foreign policy put forth by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in 1968 following the Prague Spring, by which no communist country was to be allowed to abandon communism or even leave its sphere of influence, at the cost of armed intervention by other communist countries? It was supposed to have been relegated to the ash heap of history with the disappearance of the Warsaw Pact and Soviet Union. But maybe not.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/02/th…

Why Is the British Press Sexing Up Stories on Hezbollah, Iran and China?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-02
strategic-culture.org/wp-content/uploads… | The British press seem to be doing a rancorous business of late of fabricating stories about Iran, Hezbollah and China. It's almost as though these subjects are fair game for the old newsroom saying, once repeated often by hacks at the Daily Express in the 80s "make it sing, make it dance, b…

2021 — As China's Golden Ox Rises the U.S. Bald Eagle Will Crash
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-02
Egon von GREYERZ | The Chinese understand the long game and they have infinite patience. They have always known that they never needed to attack the US, financially or militarily. Because China has invariably understood that the US would self-destruct. | POLITICS AND PRINCES DON'T MIX: | The Duchess of Sussex who has dragged her poor husband, Prince Harry, into the US election has declared that this will be the most important election in history. She will most probably be right but for the wrong reason. Meghan Markle believes a Biden victory is the only way that the US can be saved, primarily because sh…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/02/20…

Why Is the British Press Sexing Up Stories on Hezbollah, Iran and China?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-02
The British press seem to be doing a rancorous business of late of fabricating stories about Iran, Hezbollah and China. It's almost as though these subjects are fair game for the old newsroom saying, once repeated often by hacks at the Daily Express in the 80s "make it sing, make it dance, but above all, make it up". | But the culprits are not red top tabloids who one naturally assumes have an estranged relationship with facts at the best of times. But the Times and the Telegraph, stalwart champions of journalism and pillars of British society no less. | Somebody has really let the dogs out on Hezbollah, the Leba…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/02/wh…

The Heat: UN Biodiversity Summit
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-10-02
The United Nations Summit on Biodiversity. What are today's global challenges?
america.cgtn.com/2020/10/02/the-heat-un-…

Two Imperial 'research visionaries' win Academy Chairs in Emerging Technologies
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-02
The Royal Academy of Engineering has appointed two Imperial engineers as Chairs in Emerging Technologies.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205553/two-imperial-research-visionaries-academy-chairs

Comet insights and new honours: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-02
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205613/comet-insights-honours-news-from-college

Two Imperial 'research visionaries' win Academy Chairs in Emerging Technologies
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-02
The Royal Academy of Engineering has appointed two Imperial engineers as Chairs in Emerging Technologies.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205553/two-imperial-research-visionaries-academy-chairs

Comet insights and new honours: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-02
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205613/comet-insights-honours-news-from-college

'I will stay in this tree' — HS2 protesters stand firm as eviction bid restarts
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-02
Tensions are building between treehouse protesters obstructing HS2 construction in a forest and evictions officials, as a second day of removals got under way.A number of environmental activists remained camped up trees at Jones' Hill Wood in Buckinghamshire through lashing wind and rain overnight, after HS2 officials with chainsaws and Thames Valley Police ceased removals on Thursday evening.Roald Dahl wrote his stories in the nearby town of Great Missenden, and classics like Fantastic Mr Fox are said to have taken inspiration from the forest.An anti-HS2 sign on a farmer's gate in the Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghams…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Young Progressives Running for Office Pledge to "Stop Police Killings"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-02
After months of sustained resistance in the wake of several high-profile police killings of Black and Brown people, a new generation of progressive candidates are running for state and local office across the country on pledges to confront systemic racism in the criminal legal system. While most such pledges remain cautious compared to the liberatory calls for police abolition that have filled the streets, there's no doubt that the Black Lives Matter movement has profoundly impacted candidates' platf…
truthout.org/articles/young-progressives…

Texas Governor Cuts Ballot Drop-Off Sites to Only One Per County
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-02
In a last-minute move that voting rights groups and Democratic officials decried as a desperate and " blatant voter suppression tactic," the Republican governor of Texas on Thursday issued a proclamation ordering that a…
truthout.org/articles/texas-governor-cut…

Economy Adds an Abysmal 661,000 Jobs as Further Layoffs Loom
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-02
The September employment report showed a sharp slowing in the rate of job growth, with the economy adding 661,000 jobs, less than half of its August rate. The unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage points to 7.9 percent, but most of this was due to people leaving the labor force. The employment to population ratio (EPOP) only rose by 0.1 percentage point. At 56.6 percent, it is still 4.4 percentage points below its year-ago level. | With jobs remaining in short supply, many people may permanentl…
truthout.org/articles/economy-adds-66100…

Will COVID Knock Out Trump's Campaign?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-02
F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." The entirety of the Trump administration to date has been the unceasing experience of being simultaneously astonished and not at all surprised. | These two phenomena, like twirling planes in the air show of the mind, finally clipped wings in midair early this morning and went pinwheeling to the ground in a ball of fire and dus…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-diagnosis-c…

Venezuela Is 1st LATAM Country to Receive Russia's Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-02
Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez Friday announced that the country received the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 and that the nation is ready to begin phase 3 of its clinical trials. | RELATED: | Russia to Start the Production of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in Cuba | "Our country just became the first nation in the Western Hemisphere to join the studies for the first COVID-19 vaccine registered in the world," Rodriguez recalled. | The first batch…
telesurenglish.net/news/-venezuela-becom…

Cover Up: Fauci Approved Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine 15 Years Ago to Cure Coronaviruses; "Nobody Needed to Die"
True Pundit | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-02
This article was first published in May 2020. | Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose "expert" advice to President Trump has resulted in the complete shutdown of the greatest economic engine in world history, has known since 2005 that chloroquine is an …
globalresearch.ca/cover-up-fauci-approve…

Russian journalist dies after setting herself on fire: local media
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-02
A Russian journalist died on Friday after setting herself on fire in front of the local branch of the interior ministry in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, a day after her apartment was searched by police, according to local media.Prior to her self-immolation, Irina Slavina wrote on her Facebook page: "I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death."
yenisafak.com/en/world/russian-journalis…