Daily Archives: October 3, 2020

2020-10-03: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-10-03). US: Donald Trump's Campaign Manager Tests Positive for COVID-19. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign manager, Bill Stepien, Friday tested positive for coronavirus, according to local outlets. | RELATED: | Stepien will undergo a second PCR test to confirm that he is a carrier of the virus. If he tests positive again, it will be a strong blow to Trump's reelection campaign. | According to White House sources, Stepien is experiencing "mild flu-like symptoms," and they a…

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-03). Arms Control and the Dangers of Nuclear War: Russia Rejects Unacceptable Trump Regime New START Demands. globalresearch.ca New START is the last remaining Russia/US arms control agreement. | Expiring on February 5, 2021 if not renewed, the Trump regime rejected Vladimir Putin's offer to extend the agreement for another five years with no pre-conditions. | On September 28, Politico …

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-03). Covid Crisis Has Triggered Mass Unemployment in America: Over One Million UI Claims in the US for 28 Straight Weeks. globalresearch.ca Dire US economic condition exceed the worst of earlier times. | Current conditions are unprecedented in US history with no signs of turning things around any time soon. More on this below. | *** | According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), "(a)nother …

Adel Karim (2020-10-03). Who Stands Behind New Wave of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict? globalresearch.ca Karabakh. The Azerbaijani and Turkish mass media and social networks persistently report about succesful actions of the Azerbaijani army and enormous losses among Armenian forces. However in fact the situation is different — the army of Azerbaijan has lost about …

Editor (2020-10-03). This Long-Standing Battle Between Armenia and Azerbaijan Has Nothing to Do With Us. scheerpost.com David Stanley / CC BY 2.0] By Maj. Danny Sjursen / AntiWar Journalists and geo-strategists call it a " frozen conflict" — one of several such deadlocked disputes under tenuous ceasefire in…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-03). Social movements denounce Bolsonaro's plan for the mining sector. peoplesdispatch.org More room for foreign capital, more flexibility with environmental laws, the destruction of the environment and attacks against the rights of indigenous people. According to the Movement for People's Sovereignty Over Mining (MAM) and the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB), these will be the consequences of the Mining Development Program (PMD) announced this past Monday, September 28th, by the Federal government. | The program defines the

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-10-03). China Changes Its Economic Strategy: Strengthens Domestic Consumer Market. globalresearch.ca China is radically changing its economic strategy. Faced with an international scenario that only tends to worsen with an unprecedented economic crisis approaching in the midst of a devastating pandemic, Beijing decided to adopt an economic internalization plan, seeking to …

David Ruccio (2020-10-03). Economic theories and systems. mronline.org In the previous chapter, we saw that Marxian economics represents a two-fold critique: a critique of mainstream economic theory and a critique of capitalism, the economic and social system celebrated by mainstream economists.

Judy Greenspan (2020-10-03). Jalil Muntaqim scheduled for release — Free them all! workers.org The New York State Parole Board has finally ordered the release of Jalil Muntaqim, aka Anthony Bottom, a former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. Imprisoned for nearly 50 years, since he was 19, Muntaqim is one of the longest-held political prisoners in the world. . . . |

Liberation Staff (2020-10-03). Thousands declare their solidarity with framed Denver anti-racist organizers: Add your name here. liberationnews.org Over 2,000 movement leaders, scholars, journalists and people of conscience have signed their names to the solidarity statement in support of the Denver anti-racist organizers facing decades in prison on bogus felony charges. The outpouring of support across the country and around the world has helped secure the release of the organizers from jail, but …

Raymond Tyler (2020-10-03). Ren Zhiqiang was not arrested for 'anti-communism'. workers.org When influential, former property executive Ren Zhiqiang was given an 18-year sentence in China, the Western media were quick to label his imprisonment as due to alleged "anti-communist" activity. The Washington Post, CNN, the Guardian, and the New York Times parroted the same message: that Zhiqiang was imprisoned for being . . . |

Eds. (2020-10-03). The Truth about "The Truth about Today's Anarchists" mronline.org Then comes the strangest part of the article. In a rare moment of honesty, Stockman soberly assesses the impact of the riots, and concludes, "Anarchy got results."

David Rovics (2020-10-03). The Next Steps in Eviction Defense. dissidentvoice.org A few thoughts on intentions, tactics, and building eviction defense networks. Here in Portland, there are signs that the movement for Black lives and the movement for actually affordable housing are increasingly intersecting in all kinds of ways. Among the networks engaged in popular education and resistance organizing efforts around housing issues, you'll find groups …

MEE and agencies (2020-10-03). Sudan's transitional government signs landmark deal with rebel groups. middleeasteye.net Sudan's transitional government signs landmark deal with rebel groups | The historic deal signed in Juba could end decades of conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives in western and southern Sudan | Sat, 10/03/2020 – 14: 57 | Paramilitary leader Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, pictured in August 2020, signed the deal on behalf of the Sudanese government in Juba, South Sudan (AFP) | Sud…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-03). Response To Trump Covid Diagnosis Shows His 'Opposition' Always Saw Him As Part Of The Club. thealtworld.com "The VP can't say 'God Bless this family' and then trash him in ads," one Biden ally told The Hill. | "Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and…

news.un (2020-10-03). First Person: 'I'm happy to be able to give back'. news.un.org Luis Jose Faife, a UN refugee agency (UNHCR) worker from Mozambique, survived the devastation of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which killed more than 600 people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, and displaced some 2.2. million people, in March 2019. Now COVID-19 is posing a new challenge to humanitarian workers, and they people they help.

Naomi Klein (2020-10-03). I Fear Trump Will Exploit His COVID Infection to Further Destabilize the Election. zcomm.org He has done nothing but campaign for reelection since he became president…

Lucine Kasbarian (2020-10-03). 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.

Iyad Khamaysi, Raphi Walden (2020-10-03). [Correspondence] Essential medical equipment for Gaza. thelancet.com In June, 2018, The Lancet published our Correspondence about a cross-border collaboration that led to the acquisition of an advanced gastrointestinal endoscopic unit for the European Gaza Hospital.1…

The Canary (2020-10-03). 'Potent' experimental drug given to Trump already being used in UK. thecanary.co A "very potent" experimental coronavirus drug being given to Donald Trump is already being used in a handful of UK hospitals, according to an Oxford University professor. | The US president was given the artificial antibody treatment at the White House on Friday 2 October after being diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19). This was before he was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre. | The drug is already being used in "about three hospitals in the north" as part of Oxford University's national Recovery trial, said Professor Peter Horby. | "Very promising": | Prof Horby added that the drug…

Staff (2020-10-03). Calls Grow for Full Transparency on Trump's Status Following Hospitalization. truthout.org President Donald Trump was taken by helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday evening amid fears that his Covid-19 diagnosis could

yenisafak (2020-10-03). China's Xi wishes Trump speedy recovery: Chinese state media. yenisafak.com Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Saturday, wishing them a speedy recovery from the coronavirus, Chinese state television reported.

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Republican US Senator Johnson diagnosed with COVID-19: spokesman. yenisafak.com Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, who heads the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, a spokesman said on Saturday.The spokesman said Johnson "feels healthy and is not experiencing symptoms" but will stay in isolation until he is cleared by a doctor. The aide did not identify the person Johnson came in contact with recently who also has COVID-19.

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Azerbaijan's army destroys Armenian military equipment. yenisafak.com Azerbaijan's army troops destroyed a large amount of military equipment belonging to the Armenian military amid the ongoing border clashes between the two countries."During the present day, the troops of the Azerbaijani Army, successfully advancing in the intended directions, took possession of new strongholds and carried out a cleanup of the territory from the enemy," said the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on early Saturday.The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry also published a video of its military suppressing Armenia's "combat activity in various directions of the front."Separately, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliye…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). ANALYSIS: Iranian media fails in Azerbaijan-Armenia tension. yenisafak.com It is noteworthy that some Iranian media outlets and journalists have been ignoring the 30 years of persecution in Upper Karabakh and criticizing Azerbaijan despite Armenia's aggressive policies.Some Iranian journalists and media outlets once again either remained silent or supported Armenia against Armenia's attack on Azerbaijani territories despite the United Nations (UN) resolutions.The Armenian army has recently launched attacks targeting Azerbaijani civilians and the infrastructures in residential areas, adding yet another to its 30-year-old violations.As it was 30 years ago, some of the Iranian media and so…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Turkish reporters face Armenian shelling in Azerbaijan. yenisafak.com Armenian shells bombarding civilian locations in western Azerbaijan fell near Turkish journalists stationed in Terter city on Saturday.Staff from Anadolu Agency, as well state-run news channel TRT and the private Ihlas News Agency (IHA) were able to escape the attack unscathed.Border clashes broke out last week when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to casualties.Relations between the two former Soviet republics have been volatile since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Upper Karabakh, an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan.World powers…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Azerbaijan has right to reclaim its land, say experts. yenisafak.com Azerbaijan has a legal right to self-defense and this right can continue until the liberation of all occupied territories, according to Article 51 of the United Nations, experts stated after Armenia's attacks.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, experts say Azerbaijan acted in line with international law regarding Armenia's attacks on Azerbaijani territories.Prof. Yucel Acer, head of International Law Department at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, reminded that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) called on Armenia to withdraw from the territories it occupied and to have the Armenian groups in Karabakh comply wit…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-03). Global War on Humanity: America's Unceasing Pursuit of Hegemony. globalresearch.ca Essentially what we're looking at is a broader historical perspective on how the US de facto supported Nazi Germany with a view to destroying the Soviet Union as well as weakening the British Empire and competing empires including of course France, Belgium, Holland, etc. And those countries today are no longer colonial powers.

Areeb Ullah (2020-10-03). Pregnant Ethiopians languish in 'hellish' Saudi detention centres: Amnesty International. middleeasteye.net Pregnant Ethiopians languish in 'hellish' Saudi detention centres: Amnesty International | Detainees say they were forced to stay in crowded cells and to use their cell floors as toilets | Sat, 10/03/2020 – 11: 38 | Ethiopia has called for a halt in repatriations because of Covid-19. It brought back nearly 4,000 Ethiopians from Saudi Arabia between April and September 2020 (AFP) | Ethiopian migrants impr…

South Front (2020-10-03). Video: Turkey Ramps Up Its Involvement in Armenian-Azerbaijani War. globalresearch.ca Azerbaijan has given Turkey control over the air segment of its military campaign to capture the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported on September 30. According to Artsrun Hovhannisyan, Turkish and Azerbaijani aviation is being coordinated by the E7-T …

Simon Butler (2020-10-03). Book Review: Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency. mronline.org Gradual reforms can't do the job: only profoundly radical measures can ensure human survival in an epoch of global sickening.

A Guest Author (2020-10-03). A second chance for Kushal. workers.org By Kushal K. Shah As a child, I was a loner. I was not popular with my peers and I was the black sheep of my family. I had a speech issue and because of that I was picked on and made fun of. When it came to family outings, . . . |

NIna Jackel (2020-10-03). A good way to be kinder to elephants is to stop riding them. nationofchange.org When animal tourism resumes in Bali after COVID-19, there is an opportunity to do better by the lives of animals.

Meena Menon (2020-10-03). New report reveals a planet overwhelmed by tidal wave of plastic. peoplesdispatch.org Brands such as Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and P&G have failed to meet their voluntary commitments or shifted the goalposts. However, even if these commitments were to be realized, they would still not be ambitious enough to make a dent in the plastics crisis…

teleSUR, CE (2020-10-03). Bolivia's Regime Opens to Foreign NGOs & Intervention. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Jeanine Añez has lifted restrictions on foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) in a reversal of the pro-sovereignty policy previously implemented by President Evo Morales. | RELATED: | Supreme Decree 4353 ends rules which had been enacted by Morales in order to restrict NGO's, particularly the usual influx of those from the United States, from intervening in domestic politics. | Añez presented the decre…

Leonardo Flores (2020-10-03). UN report on Venezuela omits the greatest violation of human rights: US aggression. peoplesdispatch.org The victim's of Venezuela's right-wing mobs have been completely left out of the UNHRC's report on Venezuela, Leonardo Flores looks at the politicized nature of this report and the intentional omissions…

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-10-03). The COVID-19 Vaccine. The Imposition of Compulsory Vaccination with a Biometric Health Passport? globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 vaccine… Is this THE final goal of this crisis, to impose a compulsory vaccination on everyone, with a biometric health passport and without it, the impossibility to move, to buy, to eat? The near future will tell.

Robert Reich (2020-10-03). The 6 most revealing moments from the presidential debate. nationofchange.org The first presidential debate was as horrific as we feared it would be.

Ashley Curtin (2020-10-03). University of Cambridge announces divestment from fossil fuels after five-year student, staff campaign. nationofchange.org The University of Cambridge announced it will "remove all direct and indirect investments in the fossil fuel industry from its £3.5 billion endowment fund by 2030."

Julia Conley (2020-10-03). As polls shows climate action winning issue, green campaigners mobilize for Democrats in key Senate and House races. nationofchange.org "Arizona, Iowa, Maine, and South Carolina could hardly be more different, but solid majorities of voters in each state support building a clean energy economy."

Asher Luberto (2020-10-03). 'A Little More Democracy': An Interview with Margaret Morrison. progressive.org Following the release of the new documentary 'Resisterhood,' one activist in the film shares her message of optimism in comparing the march in Selma in 1965 to today's anti-racism protests.

Andrew Dekany (2020-10-03). Do Canadian Sanctions Against Venezuela Violate Canadian Law? A Question of Democracy. globalresearch.ca "Sanctions must be treated as a form of warfare. . . . Let us regard the imposition of sanctions with the same gravity as we would regard the act of going to war." — Mehran Nakhjavani[1] | There is widespread …

teleSUR (2020-10-03). Peru Orders Arrest of Officials Linked to Corruption Case. telesurenglish.net Peruvian Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office requested preventive detention for some of the people linked to the singer Richard Swing's case. | RELATED: | Ten people, who were previously under pre-trial detention, will comply with other seven days of preliminary detention as part of the investigations. Among them, there are two former secretaries of Peru's President Martin Vizcarra. | "This case is still under evaluation an…

James Bovard (2020-10-03). Pandemic Follies: Tyranny Won't Keep Us Safe. globalresearch.ca Politicians have destroyed more than 13 million jobs this year in a deluge of edicts aimed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200,000 Americans still died from the coronavirus, but the anti-COVID government crackdowns probably did far more damage …

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2020-10-03). Half a Million Sharks Could Be Killed to Make Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline may need to slaughter

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-10-03). Why We're on a Long Road to COVID-19 Immunity Even With Vaccines. zcomm.org Giving up on containing the COVID-19 pandemic is an admission that public health systems have failed…

Barbara Madeloni (2020-10-03). Collective Action Is How We Shake Ourselves Free of Pandemic Isolation. zcomm.org We shake ourselves free from a sense of being beaten by waves of inevitable misery, and we see how we can change the structures that create those waves…

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2020-10-03). A New Nonviolent Medicaid Army Is on the March. zcomm.org Led by the poor and dispossessed, this movement is bringing the demand for healthcare rights to corporate profiteers, state houses, prisons, and police stations…

Alex N. Press (2020-10-03). North Carolina Nurses' Union Victory Is One for the History Books. zcomm.org Earlier this month, nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina voted to unionize. Taking place in one of the most anti-union states in the country, and challenging a bitterly anti-labor employer, the campaign is a monumental victory for labor.

Jon Schwarz (2020-10-03). 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…

Jill Richardson (2020-10-03). The Great Irony of Trump's Taxes. zcomm.org The president had just released an executive order calling America a "meritocracy" when records of his own tax avoidance came out…

Zach Conti (2020-10-03). 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.

Dan Bacher (2020-10-03). 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 (2020-10-03). Chile: Acerca del Proceso Constituyente. indybay.org Chile: | Acerca del Proceso Constituyente | Entrevista al profesor Gabriel Salazar, Premio Nacional de Historia.

posted by Norse (2020-10-03). 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.

DARIN (2020-10-03). 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.

Voto Latino & March for Science (2020-10-03). Sunday 10/11: "Dazed And Confused" Cast Reunion Reading w/ Voto Latino & March for Science. indybay.org Online event…

30 Days to Go (2020-10-03). 11/3/20 Election: The Stakes; The Cal & S.F Propositions. indybay.org What is at stake in this election are the very existence of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, food stamps, the right to abortion and birth control pills, funding Planned Parenthood, funding the Violence Against Women Act, the existence of all environmental regulations, all consumer protection laws, all gun control laws, all civil rights laws, all labor laws, an efficient, patronage-free mail system, federally funded affordable housing, public school education, federal funds for state governments and raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Further, all progress we have made in…

Sukrit Narula, Salim Yusuf, Michael Chong, Chinthanie Ramasundarahettige, Sumathy Rangarajan, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Martin van Eikels, Kirsten Leineweber, Annie Wu, Marie Pigeyre, Guillaume Paré (2020-10-03). [Articles] Plasma ACE2 and risk of death or cardiometabolic diseases: a case-cohort analysis. thelancet.com Increased plasma ACE2 concentration was associated with increased risk of major cardiovascular events in a global study.

Carole J Lee, Sheridan Grant, Elena A Erosheva (2020-10-03). [Correspondence] Alternative grant models might perpetuate Black—White funding gaps. thelancet.com The White Coats for Black Lives and #ShutDownSTEM movements have galvanised biomedical practitioners and researchers to eliminate institutional and systematic racism, including barriers faced by Black researchers in biomedicine and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In our study on Black—White funding gaps for National Institutes of Health Research Project grants, we found that the overall award rate for Black applicants is 55% of that for white applicants.1 How can systems for allocating research grant funding be made more fair while improving their efficiency?

Junaid Nabi (2020-10-03). [Correspondence] Despair and the shame of personal responsibility. thelancet.com Given the history of the USA, it is difficult—if not impossible—to discuss health outcomes and economic mobility without understanding the importance of race. This fact is why the powerful analysis by Rhea Boyd1 of the rising midlife mortality in the last decade is an urgent and important read. At the same time, any analysis that ignores the influence of an unfair US economy and has an unfaltering focus on a personal responsibility narrative will be inadequate.

Susan Jaffe (2020-10-03). [World Report] US election 2020: public health. thelancet.com In the race for the White House, where do US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, stand on public health? Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

Matthew J Glaus, Serena Von Ruden (2020-10-03). [Correspondence] Remdesivir and COVID-19. thelancet.com In the first published placebo-controlled trial of remdesivir for treating severe COVID-19, Yeming Wang and colleagues1 were unable to attain their primary endpoint of time to clinical improvement. Although admittedly underpowered due to early trial termination, remdesivir did not appear to affect rates of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral RNA load decline and mortality when compared with placebo. Given these disappointing findings, we are left to wonder if a lack of clinically significant outcomes in placebo-controlled trials could have been predicted.

Richard Horton (2020-10-03). [Comment] Offline: Science and the breakdown of trust. thelancet.com The COVID-19 syndemic is entering its most dangerous phase. There is a mounting breakdown of trust. Not only between politicians and the public. But also among politicians and publics with science and scientists. This breach of faith with science is far more threatening. For the public is slowly turning against those who have sought to guide the political response to COVID-19. As countries face a resurgence of coronavirus transmission, scientific advisers are recommending further restrictions to our liberties.

James H McMahon, Jennifer F Hoy, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Linda-Gail Bekker, Chris Beyrer, Sharon R Lewin (2020-10-03). [Comment] Leveraging the advances in HIV for COVID-19. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic has led to accelerated research efforts globally and highlighted the importance of community engagement and leadership in the COVID-19 response. To achieve these objectives, partnerships between science, government, and affected communities are crucial, but building these rapidly presents major challenges. In the past months, we have also seen how advances in confronting the global HIV epidemic have had a positive impact on the COVID-19 response.

Yeming Wang, Xiaoying Gu, Jiuyang Xu, Bin Cao, Chen Wang (2020-10-03). [Correspondence] Remdesivir and COVID-19 — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank the clinicians and researchers around the world for their comprehensive interpretation of the results of our randomised controlled trial of remdesivir for COVID-19.1 They shared valuable thoughts from different perspectives according to related evidence from in vitro and animal models, and pharmacogenomic studies. A suggestion was made for subgroup analyses by concomitant lopinavir-ritonavir use. Concerns for not reaching the predetermined sample size in our study were also expressed. These comments are appreciated and helpful for future conduct and interpretation of COVID-19 therapy studies.

Jay Ramchand, Louise M Burrell (2020-10-03). [Comment] Circulating ACE2: a novel biomarker of cardiovascular risk. thelancet.com Dysregulation of the renin—angiotensin system plays a major role in the progression of cardiovascular disease in humans. The enzymatic reactions within the renin—angiotensin system generate angiotensin II, which promotes vasoconstriction and inflammation and deleterious cardiovascular effects.1 Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) acts to counterbalance the renin—angiotensin system by degrading angiotensin II.2,3 In 2005, ACE2 was identified as the cellular receptor for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV),4 and we now know that ACE2 also facilitates viral entry of SARS-CoV…

Cobus Gerber, Richard Bade, Jason White (2020-10-03). [Correspondence] Amphetamine dependence in Australia. thelancet.com Chris McCall1 painted a bleak picture of amphetamine-type stimulant abuse in Australia. Amphetamine has little appeal in Australia, although methamphetamine is certainly its most problematic stimulant, despite both drugs having similar therapeutic effects. The World Report1 briefly mentioned the decade-long monitoring of drugs with abuse potential in South Australia.2,3 In 2016, this surveyance expanded to the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, in partnership with the University of Queensland.

Nikiforos Vasiniotis Kamarinos, Laura A Dawson, Leonard B Saltz, Christopher H Crane, Michael J Overman, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Bruno C Odisio, Alban Denys, Thierry de Baère, Philippe L Pereira, Daniel Y Sze, Thomas J Vogl, Martijn R Meijerink, Thomas Helmberger, Hyun S Kim, Stephen B Solomon, Constantinos T Sofocleous (2020-10-03). [Correspondence] Trials of locoregional therapies inspired by SABR-COMET. thelancet.com The stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) versus standard of care palliative treatment in patients with oligometastatic cancers (SABR-COMET) study is a thought-provoking addition to the literature about the treatment of oligometastatic disease.1 Despite its limitations, the authors are to be congratulated for completing a randomised trial of local therapy for oligometastases, a challenging task. Although intriguing, the results can only generate hypotheses, and cannot be regarded as able to change practice on their own.

Karen Harrison Dening, Mari Lloyd-Williams (2020-10-03). [Correspondence] Minimising long-term effect of COVID-19 in dementia care. thelancet.com We thank Huali Wang and colleagues1 for highlighting that dementia is also a pandemic in an ageing society,2 albeit the word pandemic generates a negative perspective of dementia.

The Lancet (2020-10-03). [Editorial] Building a resilient NHS, for COVID-19 and beyond. thelancet.com The UK response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been ill prepared, patchy, confused, and incompetent. From initial equivocations, to a series of policy U turns and conflicts with scientific advisers, to vague public health guidance, the UK's COVID-19 performance has fallen disastrously short and undoubtedly cost lives. It has pushed the National Health Service (NHS) to the brink. Having wasted a summer of opportunity to strengthen systems to suppress viral transmission following an easing of lockdown restrictions, the UK Government is facing a winter wave of COVID-19 with no strategy in sight.

Hannelore Neuhauser, Manfred Wildner (2020-10-03). [Correspondence] Gains and losses in translation of SDGs at sub-national levels. thelancet.com Samira Asma and colleagues1 show the complexity of the global monitoring of health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and argue for convergence, harmonisation, and strong data science. However, many offspring of SDG monitoring systems have emerged beyond the monitoring of UN SDG indicators, either at supra-national level (eg, the EU) or at sub-national level (eg, federal state or community level). This result is a translational process of locally reinventing the SDG narrative and choosing indicators that are appealing, appropriate, and available.

Richard Lane (2020-10-03). [Perspectives] Devi Sridhar: illuminating global health governance. thelancet.com Devi Sridhar has travelled far in her fairly short career. She was the youngest Rhodes Scholar, aged just 18 years, and became Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, UK, when she was 30. But milestones are of little interest to her, especially as her role as a leader in global health governance has been accelerated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is the time for the global public health community to step up", she comments. "We have never before been required to work so intensively and as rapidly as in today's environment, where effective public health responses and global…

_____ (2020-10-03). Why U.S. Has the Shortest Life-Expectancy of All Rich Nations. strategic-culture.org According to the UN's

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). IranAir launches first Germany flight after six months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — IranAir has resumed flights to Germany after more than six months of hiatus due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Iranian "Ojaq" wins at Religion Today Filmfest. in Italy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Ali Bolandnazarzar, the Iranian filmmaker won an award for his documentary "Ojaq" at Religion Today Film Festival in Italy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Land subsidence: an urgent issue needing a different mindset. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Land subsidence by definition is the lowering of ground level from certain elevation references. The rates of subsidence can commonly vary between 1 and 20 centimeters per year and even more in certain places.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Oct 21, last deadline for 16th Resistance Int'l Filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) —The head of Permanent Public Relations and Information Centre of Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival, Mohsen Javadi, announced the last deadline for submitting the works to the second part of this cinematic even.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Tourism minister visits MNA on Saturday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — The Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ali Asghar Mounesan made a visit to Mehr News Agency on Saturday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). France seeking to maintain relations with Hezbollah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — French Ambassador to Lebanon Bruno Foucher noted that France seeks to maintain its relations with Lebanese Hezbollah.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Tourism sector enjoying growth despite sanctions: min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — The Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ali Asghar Mounesan told Mehr News on Sat. that tourism sector had a growth in last year despite all the events including US sanctions which could affect this sector.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Police seize over 1 ton of opium in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have captured over one tone of opium in a single operation in the province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). VIDEO: Deadly flashflood in France. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Heavy and severe rains caused deadly flooding in Alps-Maritime, southeastern France. At least 10 people have so far disappeared.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). SP Phase 14 refinery to come online next year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — An official with Pars Oil and Gas Company says that the refinery of Phase 14 will come become operational in the first half of the next Iranian calendar year (to start on March 21, 2021).

The Canary (2020-10-03). Russian journalist sets herself on fire and dies near police HQ. thecanary.co The editor of a Russian news website died after setting herself on fire outside a regional police headquarters on Friday 2 October. This occurred a day after officers searched her residence. | Russia's Investigative Committee confirmed the death of Kolza.Press editor Irina Slavina in Nizhny Novgorod, a city of 1.2 million. It's located about 235 miles east of Moscow. | Meanwhile, the independent news site Meduza reported that Slavina left a message on Facebook saying her death should be blamed on Russian authorities. | Slavina reported on Thursday 1 October that police searched her home, although the nature of th…

The Canary (2020-10-03). University opening too soon and ministers breaking rules to blame for Northumbria outbreak, pupils and parents say. thecanary.co The blame for a sharp rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases at Northumbria University should not be given solely to students, pupils and their parents have said. | A spokesperson for the university, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, said that as of Friday 2 October it was aware of 770 students testing positive. 78 of them are symptomatic. | Responsibility: | Sara from Kent, who chose not to reveal her second name, is helping her daughter Tilly move into a studio flat amid concerns over her safety in her shared accommodation. | Sara, 53, told PA: We are lucky that we are in a position to top up her loan and can…

Staff (2020-10-03). If We Don't Act Now, the Entire US Could Become a "Cancer Alley" truthout.org People across the country are waking up to structural racism and coping with police brutality and civil unrest while also living through the nightmare of the COVID-19 pandemic. They're mourning losses and longing for life to get back to normal. | But in St. James Parish, Louisiana, where I'm from — a predominantly Black and low-income community nicknamed "

Staff (2020-10-03). Latest COVID Antibodies Study Shows Herd Immunity Strategy Is "Highly Unethical" truthout.org Less than one in ten Americans have Only about 9% of American adults have antibodies to the novel coronavirus, meaning that more than 90%…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Greek arguments baseless according to int'l law: VP. yenisafak.com Arguments put forward by Greece and the Greek Cypriot are baseless according to international law, says Turkish vice president."The world will eventually recognize Turkey's rightness," told Vice President Fuat Oktay in an interview published in Turkish Kriter magazine on Friday.Mentioning the recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, "Greece, Greek Cypriot administration and France, an imperialist country with no coast in the region, aims to utilize the European Union (EU) for their own agenda under the pretext of 'solidarity of the Union," Oktay remarked.Oktay noted that the present state of affairs in Turki…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). German police defuse home-made bomb on train near Cologne. yenisafak.com German police said on Saturday they had defused a suspicious device found on a regional train over night near the western city of Cologne."Information on the possible danger can only be provided after the assessment of experts from the state criminal police," the police said in a statement.Bild newspaper reported that the device was a home-made bomb which was capable of causing serious injuries.

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Expert: Coronavirus sometimes manifests in eyes. yenisafak.com Some novel coronavirus patients — though very few — exhibit symptoms in their eyes, a Turkish optometrist has said.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Dr. Tuncay Sezgin said that such symptoms were reported in at least 1-2% of COVID-19 patients, showing that the eyes are also an important transmission route for the virus.Noting that red eyes, a condition known as conjunctivitis, had been identified in such patients, Sezgin recommended that people in occupations involving frequent and close contact with others could use protective eyewear, which, though unable to prevent infection, could at least reduce exposure to the…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Turkey's Oscars begins in Mediterranean city of Antalya. yenisafak.com Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will begin on Saturday in open-air theaters with strict coronavirus measures in place.The festival, also known as Turkey's Oscars, will be organized by the Municipality of Antalya with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism between Oct. 3-10.Marking its 57th year, a total of 12 full-length films will compete to receive awards in 16 categories, while the festival will also hold online events.While every year at the festival, posters of a prominent cinema artist are featured, this year, photographs of a health care worker who heroically fought coronavirus will…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). 'US sent $400M aid to YPG/PKK terror group in Syria'. yenisafak.com The US has transferred aid worth $400 million, mostly consisting of security equipment, to the YPG/PKK terrorist organization in Syria, local sources said on Saturday.The support package, which started reaching the YPG/PKK terror group last month, will be used for military purposes, according to the sources, who requested anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.They added that the equipment given to the terror group includes bomb detectors, fingerprint scanners, and tracking devices.On Sept. 25, top US diplomat Mike Pompeo announced that Washington will provide an extra $720 million in aid to Syria…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Germany marks 30th unification anniversary. yenisafak.com Germany on Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the Day of German Unity with official celebrations in the northeastern city of Potsdam.Delivering a speech at the event, Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed the "Peaceful Revolution" that ended communist rule in East Germany three decades ago, lauding the people who took to the streets in East Germany showed great courage."Today, we know that we should be brave again, especially in the COVID-19 period […] We must work bravely to overcome the differences that still exist between the east and west and for the integrity of our entire society," she noted.German Preside…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Germany's Maas: No longer any way around EU sanctions against Russia in Navalny case. yenisafak.com The European Union must give a clear response towards Russia by imposing sanctions following the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny with an internationally banned nerve agent, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday."I am convinced that there will be no longer any way around sanctions," Maas told news portal t-online in an interview."Sanctions must always be targeted and proportionate. But such a grave violation of the International Chemical Weapons Convention cannot be left unanswered. On this, we're united in Europe," Maas added.Germany currently holds the rotating presidency of the 27-membe…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Hamas calls for accelerated talks to achieve unity. yenisafak.com Palestinian group Hamas on Saturday called for accelerating inter-Palestinian talks with a view to reaching a national roadmap for achieving reconciliation.Hamas held talks with its rival Fatah group in Istanbul last month to discuss ways of achieving a partnership between the two movements.The talks came almost three weeks after secretaries-general of the Palestinian factions agreed during meetings in Ramallah and Beirut to hold free and transparent elections.In a statement, Hamas said the meetings constituted a prelude to a comprehensive Palestinian dialogue."Partnership can be materialized in the rebuilding of…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Kashmir: Bodies of men killed in fake operation exhumed. yenisafak.com The bodies of three Kashmiri civilians killed in a staged gunfight by Indian forces in July were exhumed and handed over to their families on Saturday, officials said.The three men — Imtiyaz Ahmad, 21, Abrar Ahmad, 25, and Abrar Khatana, 18 — were shot dead in Amshipora village in Indian-administered Kashmir's Shopian district on July 18, with authorities initially claiming that they were militants.After two months of protests by their families, who said the victims were laborers with no connection to any militant outfits, the Indian military admitted its wrongdoing on Sept. 18.In a statement, the arm…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Malaysia reports 317 new coronavirus cases, highest daily rise. yenisafak.com Malaysia reported a record daily increase in novel coronavirus cases for the second day in a row on Saturday, with 317 new infections.Malaysia has reported a total of 12,088 cases. The health ministry also recorded one new death, raising the total to 137.

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Afghanistan attack leaves 15 dead, at least 30 injured. yenisafak.com At least 15 people have been killed and more than 30 injured in an ongoing militant attack in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, an official confirmed on Saturday.Militants detonated a car packed with explosives near an administrative compound in Shinwari district at around 12: 30 p.m. (0800GMT), according to Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor's spokesman.Security forces and the attackers have been engaged in a gunfight for the past few hours, he added.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in a district that has been marred by a pro-Daesh/ISIS insurgency.The attack comes as…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). India inaugurates 'world's longest' highway tunnel. yenisafak.com Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated "the longest highway tunnel in the world" built in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh that borders China.Strategically important, the tunnel named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is located in Himalayas at an altitude of 3000 meters (10,000 Feet) from the mean sea level (MSL).Modi travelled to Himachal Pradesh to inaugurate the tunnel.In a televised speech, the Indian premier said the tunnel will give a new strength to India's border infrastructure."The Atal tunnel will give new strength to India's border infrastructure. It is an exa…

yenisafak (2020-10-03). Yemen army says over 1,000 rebels killed September. yenisafak.com A military statement cited by the September 26.net website said around 215 rebel commanders were among those killed last month.The Houthi-run capital Sanaa saw the highest rebel death toll with 285 Houthis killed, including 119 commanders.There was no comment from the Shia rebel group on the claim.Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when the Iran-aligned Houthi group overran much of the country, including Sanaa.The conflict escalated the following year when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi gains and supported the country's pro-Saudi gover…

pip.hinman (2020-10-03). All fired up for the budget? greenleft.org.au

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-10-03). We Are Being Brainwashed Into Another Lockdown. thealtworld.com On NPR yesterday afternoon (Oct. 2) a former Obama regime official argued for a 90% lockdown of the economy for 6 weeks and mandatory masks. He said this was the only way we can save ourselves from mass deaths that will wreck the economy worse than the 90% lockdown would. | Keep in mind that the masks people are wearing are not N95 masks and do not prevent inhalation and exhalation of the virus. | Keep in mind that the rise in cases is the result of more testing with a test that produces false positives. | Authorities know both of these facts. | The question is: Why are authorities and presstitutes spreading this…

Peter Bolton (2020-10-03). Never mind the presidential debate. Here is the real video we should all be watching. thecanary.co The firsts US presidential debate took place this week and has already created a firestorm of commentary. It has been

Mark Bryan (2020-10-03). 31 Days Until the Election. thenation.com 31 Days Until the Election…

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 . . . |

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

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 …

Natalie Shure (2020-10-02). Is Donald Trump Pro-COVID-19? progressive.org His bungling of the crisis raises questions about which side he is on.

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 …

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 …

teleSUR (2020-10-02). President Trump and His Wife Tested Positive for Coronavirus. telesurenglish.net The U.S. President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump Thursday tested positive for COVID-19. | RELATED: | The presidential couple get tested for COVID-19 after one of Trump's closest advisors, Hope Hicks, was diagnosed with the virus. | This 31-year-old woman traveled aboard the Air Force One to Cleveland, Ohio, where Trump took part in the first election debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden. She an…

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.

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,

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…

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). 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). 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). 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.

sputniknews (2020-10-02). White House: Trump to Stay at Military Hospital for 'Next Few Days' After COVID-19 Diagnosis. sputniknews.com After testing positive on Friday for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, US President Donald Trump has made a "precautionary" trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

sputniknews (2020-10-02). Video: Trump Thanks Supporters for Well Wishes in First Statement Since COVID-19 Diagnosis. sputniknews.com Prior to his departure from the White House for Walter Reed hospital on Friday, US President Donald Trump filmed a video thanking people for their support after he and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with COVID-19.

sputniknews (2020-10-02). Trump Camp Failed to Notify Biden Officials About Potential COVID-19 Exposure – Reports. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump's campaign did not contact Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign to notify them of potential exposure to COVID-19 after the president revealed Friday that both he and his wife, Melania, have contracted the disease.

Joe Glenton (2020-10-02). The Donald Trump guide to surviving coronavirus. thecanary.co US president Donald Trump and his wife Melania have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19.) So we at The Canary decided to combine all his best insights into the deadly virus. | Tonight, — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Lesson one, Don. It isn't just flu: | So last year 37,000 American…

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…

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…

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). 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.

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). 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'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…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-02). Just Three Days After Meeting With Amy Coney Barrett Without Mask, GOP Senator Mike Lee Also Tests Positive for Covid-19. commondreams.org The announcement by the Republican from Utah came just hours after President Donald Trump revealed he had the virus. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-02). Trump Taken to Walter Reed Amid Calls for Independent Medical Evaluation After Covid-19 Diagnosis. commondreams.org "The American public must have truthful and timely information about how sick Donald Trump truly may be," said Public Citizen's president. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eric Kleefeld (2020-10-02). With Trump's Diagnosis of COVID-19, Fox News Struggles to Realize This Is Actually Serious. commondreams.org There wasn't enough of a public perception that the virus is highly contagious and dangerous—that is, if you'd been getting your news from Fox.(Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-10-02). Public Citizen Calls for Independent Medical Experts to Evaluate President Trump Following Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-10-02). 'Hope Is Contagious': Fears of Covid-19 Outbreak Upend Capitol Hill. commondreams.org Trump "will be pulled off the campaign trail for at least the better part of two weeks as he recovers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-10-02). 'Wear a Mask, Keep Social Distance, and Wash Your Hands,' Says Joe Biden After Testing Negative for Covid-19. commondreams.org "I don't wear masks like him," Trump mockingly said of Biden during Tuesday night's debate. "Every time you see him he's got a mask." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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.

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…

sputniknews (2020-10-02). North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Sends Message of Sympathy to President Trump. sputniknews.com The US president has departed for Walter Reed Military Medical Center for a few days following a positive test for the novel coronavirus. First Lady Melania Trump has also contracted the disease.

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 …

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…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-10-02). 'Hard to See That Debate Happening': With President Infected, Officials Say Biden vs. Trump Unlikely on Oct. 15. commondreams.org Regarding the next presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 15, an official on Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign told the press Friday that it is "hard to see that debate happening" following President Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-10-02). Mass coronavirus outbreak: 770 students test positive for Covid-19 in just ONE university in Newcastle, England. rt.com Newcastle's Northumbria University has confirmed that 770 of its students have tested positive for coronavirus, with nearly 80 showing symptoms. Another, smaller, outbreak was reported by nearby Newcastle University. | The two universities reported the contagions on Friday. The institutions did not reveal the total number of people forced into isolation by the outbreaks. | "These students are all now self-isolating. Their flatmates and any close contacts are also self-isolating for 14 days in line with government guidance," a statement from Northumbria University said on Friday. | All the affected students wer…

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…

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

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-02). VIDEO: Mortar shells of Karabakh conflict land in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) — Above 20 mortar shells from the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region have hit Iran's Aslandoz region in northwestern Ardabil province.

RT (2020-10-02). 'It's gone': RT crew witnesses municipal building turned to rubble by Azerbaijani shelling of disputed Nagorno-Karabakh (VIDEO). rt.com The intense military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has reached the largest city and de-facto capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region where Azerbaijani shelling has destroyed the Emergencies Ministry complex. | The shells and rockets fired by the Azerbaijani artillery that used to explode on the outskirts of the city known as Stepanakert to its ethnic Armenian residents and officially called Khankendi by Baku are now rocking the very city center and hitting residential areas even at night. | A military hospital and two apartment buildings were damaged in the latest Azerbaijani shelling launche…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Putin, Armenian PM Discuss Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh Region. telesurenglish.net Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a telephone conversation Friday, during which they covered the escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and addressed information on the presence of illegal armed groups in the region, according to the Kremlin. | "Both sides expressed serious concern over the information received about the involvement of illegal armed groups from the Middle East in the hostilities," said the Kremlin in a statement. | Putin reiterated the need to immediately end hostilities and resume political and diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict in…

_____ (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…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-02). Truth Is The First Casualty In Cold War: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com Governments make evidence-free claims which the mass media report uncritically, with ordinary citizens expected to either prove them wrong or shut up and believe. The burden of proof is fallaciously placed on members of the public and tiny indie media outlets with no resources to disprove the claims, instead of on massive news media outlets with abundant wealth and resources. It should be the exact opposite: with unproven government claims ignored until hard proof is provided, and with mass media reporters doing their goddamn jobs. | ~ | No institutional changes were made to ensure that the evils of the Iraq inva…

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). 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.

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.

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 …

_____ (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.

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

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 …

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 …

_____ (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".

_____ (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

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

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…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-02). With Focus on Assange, Belmarsh Tribunal Puts 'US War Crimes on Trial'. commondreams.org "It is time to take action," Progressive International activists say, "and it is time to demand justice" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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.

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Chile: Indigenous People Demand Role in Constitution Draft. telesurenglish.net Representatives of Chilean Indigenous communities and organizations demanded from Congress not to prolong the discussion about native people's participation in drafting a new constitutional text if Chilean people approve it in October 25 plebiscite. | RELATED: | "We would like to ask the parliamentarians to be able to continue the discussion in the Constitution Committee of the Senate. It is fundamental to have a…

commondreams (2020-10-02). Indigenous Activists Target Liberty Mutual's Boston Headquarters Demanding They Stop Insuring Tar Sands Projects. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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 …

Mark Fiore (2020-10-02). Screen Shot 2020-10-01 at 9.53.18 AM.png. progressive.org It wasn't the debate that went bad, it's Donald Trump who is a dumpster fire.

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…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Guatemalan President Threatens To Arrest the Caravan Migrants. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei on Thursday ordered a "state of prevention" in six departments of his country because of the entry of a caravan with over 3,000 Honduran migrants traveling to the United States. | RELATED: | "All those Hondurans who have entered illegally will be detained," he stressed, arguing that this measure is the consequence of their "disrespect" for the health protocols implemented t…

news.un (2020-10-02). Mediterranean Sea: 'Cycle of violence' for fleeing migrants must be addressed. news.un.org The UN human rights office OHCHR, called on Friday for urgent action to address the "unimaginable horrors" faced by migrants attempting to cross the central Mediterranean Sea in search of safety‚ÄØin Europe.

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…

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."

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 also said Paris would seek to 'liberate' Islam in France from foreign influences | 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…

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). 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…

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 …

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

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 …

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.

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 …

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). EU removes east Libya powerbroker Aguila Saleh from sanctions blacklist. middleeasteye.net EU removes east Libya powerbroker Aguila Saleh from sanctions blacklist | European Union says lifting sanctions, including travel ban, is due to Saleh's 'constructive engagement' in support of peace talks | Fri, 10/02/2020 – 21: 59 | Aguila Saleh is seen as a counterweight to Khalifa Haftar in east (AFP/File photo) | The European Union has removed an east Libyan powerbroker from its sanctions blacklist to enco…

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 . . . |

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.

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 …

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 during visit | 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…

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.

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…

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 …

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

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 …

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…

2020-10-03: Social Media Postees

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US: Donald Trump's Campaign Manager Tests Positive for COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-03
U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign manager, Bill Stepien, Friday tested positive for coronavirus, according to local outlets. | RELATED: | US: Trump Plays Down COVID-19's Impact on July 4th Celebrations | Stepien will undergo a second PCR test to confirm that he is a carrier of the virus. If he tests positive again, it will be a strong blow to Trump's reelection campaign. | According to White House sources, Stepien is experiencing "mild flu-like symptoms," and they a…
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Covid Crisis Has Triggered Mass Unemployment in America: Over One Million UI Claims in the US for 28 Straight Weeks
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-03
Dire US economic condition exceed the worst of earlier times. | Current conditions are unprecedented in US history with no signs of turning things around any time soon. More on this below. | *** | According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), "(a)nother …
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Arms Control and the Dangers of Nuclear War: Russia Rejects Unacceptable Trump Regime New START Demands
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-03
New START is the last remaining Russia/US arms control agreement. | Expiring on February 5, 2021 if not renewed, the Trump regime rejected Vladimir Putin's offer to extend the agreement for another five years with no pre-conditions. | On September 28, Politico …
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Who Stands Behind New Wave of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict?
Adel Karim | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-03
Karabakh. The Azerbaijani and Turkish mass media and social networks persistently report about succesful actions of the Azerbaijani army and enormous losses among Armenian forces. However in fact the situation is different — the army of Azerbaijan has lost about …
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This Long-Standing Battle Between Armenia and Azerbaijan Has Nothing to Do With Us
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-03
David Stanley / CC BY 2.0] By Maj. Danny Sjursen / AntiWar Journalists and geo-strategists call it a " frozen conflict" — one of several such deadlocked disputes under tenuous ceasefire in…
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Social movements denounce Bolsonaro's plan for the mining sector
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-03
More room for foreign capital, more flexibility with environmental laws, the destruction of the environment and attacks against the rights of indigenous people. According to the Movement for People's Sovereignty Over Mining (MAM) and the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB), these will be the consequences of the Mining Development Program (PMD) announced this past Monday, September 28th, by the Federal government. | The program defines the Bolsonaro agenda…
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China Changes Its Economic Strategy: Strengthens Domestic Consumer Market
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-03
China is radically changing its economic strategy. Faced with an international scenario that only tends to worsen with an unprecedented economic crisis approaching in the midst of a devastating pandemic, Beijing decided to adopt an economic internalization plan, seeking to …
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Economic theories and systems
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-10-03
In the previous chapter, we saw that Marxian economics represents a two-fold critique: a critique of mainstream economic theory and a critique of capitalism, the economic and social system celebrated by mainstream economists.
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Ren Zhiqiang was not arrested for 'anti-communism'
Raymond Tyler | workers.org | 2020-10-03
When influential, former property executive Ren Zhiqiang was given an 18-year sentence in China, the Western media were quick to label his imprisonment as due to alleged "anti-communist" activity. The Washington Post, CNN, the Guardian, and the New York Times parroted the same message: that Zhiqiang was imprisoned for being . . . | Continue reading Ren Zhiqiang was not arrested for 'anti-communism' at Workers.org
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As polls shows climate action winning issue, green campaigners mobilize for Democrats in key Senate and House races
Julia Conley | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-03
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The Truth about "The Truth about Today's Anarchists"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-03
Then comes the strangest part of the article. In a rare moment of honesty, Stockman soberly assesses the impact of the riots, and concludes, "Anarchy got results."
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The 6 most revealing moments from the presidential debate
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-03
The first presidential debate was as horrific as we feared it would be.
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University of Cambridge announces divestment from fossil fuels after five-year student, staff campaign
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-03
The University of Cambridge announced it will "remove all direct and indirect investments in the fossil fuel industry from its £3.5 billion endowment fund by 2030."
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Response To Trump Covid Diagnosis Shows His 'Opposition' Always Saw Him As Part Of The Club
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-03
The Hill reports that according to two sources within the former vice president's camp, the campaign has "decided to scrap the negative ads before the White House announced that Trump is being taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center." | "The VP can't say 'God Bless this family' and then trash him in ads," one Biden ally told The Hill. | "Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and…
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First Person: 'I'm happy to be able to give back'
news.un.org | 2020-10-03
Luis Jose Faife, a UN refugee agency (UNHCR) worker from Mozambique, survived the devastation of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which killed more than 600 people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, and displaced some 2.2. million people, in March 2019. Now COVID-19 is posing a new challenge to humanitarian workers, and they people they help.
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I Fear Trump Will Exploit His COVID Infection to Further Destabilize the Election
Naomi Klein | zcomm.org | 2020-10-03
He has done nothing but campaign for reelection since he became president…
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Two years after Khashoggi's murder, why is America still an accomplice to MBS's crimes?
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2020-10-03
As long as U.S. leaders continue to coddle the Saudis, it's difficult not to ask who is more evil–the maniacal Saudi crown prince responsible for Khashoggi's murder and the slaughter of more than a hundred thousand Yemenis, or the mendacious Western governments and businesspeople who continue to support and profit from his crimes?
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Spike in Boycotts of Turkish Goods and Services
Lucine Kasbarian | indybay.org | 2020-10-03
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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[Correspondence] Essential medical equipment for Gaza
Iyad Khamaysi, Raphi Walden | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
In June, 2018, The Lancet published our Correspondence about a cross-border collaboration that led to the acquisition of an advanced gastrointestinal endoscopic unit for the European Gaza Hospital.1…
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'Potent' experimental drug given to Trump already being used in UK
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-03
A "very potent" experimental coronavirus drug being given to Donald Trump is already being used in a handful of UK hospitals, according to an Oxford University professor. | The US president was given the artificial antibody treatment at the White House on Friday 2 October after being diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19). This was before he was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre. | The drug is already being used in "about three hospitals in the north" as part of Oxford University's national Recovery trial, said Professor Peter Horby. | "Very promising": | Prof Horby added that the drug…
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Calls Grow for Full Transparency on Trump's Status Following Hospitalization
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-03
President Donald Trump was taken by helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday evening amid fears that his Covid-19 diagnosis could foretell an outbreak on Capitol Hill and calls for independent medical experts to evalua…
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Latest COVID Antibodies Study Shows Herd Immunity Strategy Is "Highly Unethical"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-03
Less than one in ten Americans have coronavirus antibodies, according to the largest study yet of its sort which confirmed that the United States is nowhere close to "herd immunity" despite a strategy pushed by President Donald Trump's newest medical adviser. | Only about 9% of American adults have antibodies to the novel coronavirus, meaning that more than 90%…
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China's Xi wishes Trump speedy recovery: Chinese state media
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Saturday, wishing them a speedy recovery from the coronavirus, Chinese state television reported.
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Republican US Senator Johnson diagnosed with COVID-19: spokesman
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, who heads the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, a spokesman said on Saturday.The spokesman said Johnson "feels healthy and is not experiencing symptoms" but will stay in isolation until he is cleared by a doctor. The aide did not identify the person Johnson came in contact with recently who also has COVID-19.
yenisafak.com/en/news/republican-us-sena…

Turkish reporters face Armenian shelling in Azerbaijan
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Armenian shells bombarding civilian locations in western Azerbaijan fell near Turkish journalists stationed in Terter city on Saturday.Staff from Anadolu Agency, as well state-run news channel TRT and the private Ihlas News Agency (IHA) were able to escape the attack unscathed.Border clashes broke out last week when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, leading to casualties.Relations between the two former Soviet republics have been volatile since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Upper Karabakh, an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan.World powers…
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Azerbaijan has right to reclaim its land, say experts
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Azerbaijan has a legal right to self-defense and this right can continue until the liberation of all occupied territories, according to Article 51 of the United Nations, experts stated after Armenia's attacks.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, experts say Azerbaijan acted in line with international law regarding Armenia's attacks on Azerbaijani territories.Prof. Yucel Acer, head of International Law Department at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, reminded that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) called on Armenia to withdraw from the territories it occupied and to have the Armenian groups in Karabakh comply wit…
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ANALYSIS: Iranian media fails in Azerbaijan-Armenia tension
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
It is noteworthy that some Iranian media outlets and journalists have been ignoring the 30 years of persecution in Upper Karabakh and criticizing Azerbaijan despite Armenia's aggressive policies.Some Iranian journalists and media outlets once again either remained silent or supported Armenia against Armenia's attack on Azerbaijani territories despite the United Nations (UN) resolutions.The Armenian army has recently launched attacks targeting Azerbaijani civilians and the infrastructures in residential areas, adding yet another to its 30-year-old violations.As it was 30 years ago, some of the Iranian media and so…
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Global War on Humanity: America's Unceasing Pursuit of Hegemony
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-03
Essentially what we're looking at is a broader historical perspective on how the US de facto supported Nazi Germany with a view to destroying the Soviet Union as well as weakening the British Empire and competing empires including of course France, Belgium, Holland, etc. And those countries today are no longer colonial powers.
globalresearch.ca/global-war-on-humanity…

Pregnant Ethiopians languish in 'hellish' Saudi detention centres: Amnesty International
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-03
Pregnant Ethiopians languish in 'hellish' Saudi detention centres: Amnesty International | Detainees say they were forced to stay in crowded cells and to use their cell floors as toilets | Areeb Ullah | Sat, 10/03/2020 – 11: 38 | Ethiopia has called for a halt in repatriations because of Covid-19. It brought back nearly 4,000 Ethiopians from Saudi Arabia between April and September 2020 (AFP) | Ethiopian migrants impr…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-…

Video: Turkey Ramps Up Its Involvement in Armenian-Azerbaijani War
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-03
Azerbaijan has given Turkey control over the air segment of its military campaign to capture the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported on September 30. According to Artsrun Hovhannisyan, Turkish and Azerbaijani aviation is being coordinated by the E7-T …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkey-ramps-up-…

A second chance for Kushal
| workers.org | 2020-10-03
By Kushal K. Shah As a child, I was a loner. I was not popular with my peers and I was the black sheep of my family. I had a speech issue and because of that I was picked on and made fun of. When it came to family outings, . . . | Continue reading A second chance for Kushal at Workers.org
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New report reveals a planet overwhelmed by tidal wave of plastic
Meena Menon | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-03
Brands such as Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and P&G have failed to meet their voluntary commitments or shifted the goalposts. However, even if these commitments were to be realized, they would still not be ambitious enough to make a dent in the plastics crisis…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/03/new-repor…

Do Canadian Sanctions Against Venezuela Violate Canadian Law? A Question of Democracy
Andrew Dekany | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-03
"Sanctions must be treated as a form of warfare. . . . Let us regard the imposition of sanctions with the same gravity as we would regard the act of going to war." — Mehran Nakhjavani[1] | There is widespread …
globalresearch.ca/do-canadian-sanctions-…

Thousands declare their solidarity with framed Denver anti-racist organizers: Add your name here
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-03
Over 2,000 movement leaders, scholars, journalists and people of conscience have signed their names to the solidarity statement in support of the Denver anti-racist organizers facing decades in prison on bogus felony charges. The outpouring of support across the country and around the world has helped secure the release of the organizers from jail, but …
liberationnews.org/thousands-declare-the…

UN report on Venezuela omits the greatest violation of human rights: US aggression
Leonardo Flores | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-03
The victim's of Venezuela's right-wing mobs have been completely left out of the UNHRC's report on Venezuela, Leonardo Flores looks at the politicized nature of this report and the intentional omissions…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/03/un-report…

The Next Steps in Eviction Defense
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-03
A few thoughts on intentions, tactics, and building eviction defense networks. Here in Portland, there are signs that the movement for Black lives and the movement for actually affordable housing are increasingly intersecting in all kinds of ways. Among the networks engaged in popular education and resistance organizing efforts around housing issues, you'll find groups …
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Pandemic Follies: Tyranny Won't Keep Us Safe
James Bovard | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-03
Politicians have destroyed more than 13 million jobs this year in a deluge of edicts aimed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200,000 Americans still died from the coronavirus, but the anti-COVID government crackdowns probably did far more damage …
globalresearch.ca/pandemic-tyranny-wont-…

The COVID-19 Vaccine. The Imposition of Compulsory Vaccination with a Biometric Health Passport?
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-03
The COVID-19 vaccine… Is this THE final goal of this crisis, to impose a compulsory vaccination on everyone, with a biometric health passport and without it, the impossibility to move, to buy, to eat? The near future will tell.
globalresearch.ca/the-covid-19-vaccine-t…

Sudan's transitional government signs landmark deal with rebel groups
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-03
Sudan's transitional government signs landmark deal with rebel groups | The historic deal signed in Juba could end decades of conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives in western and southern Sudan | MEE and agencies | Sat, 10/03/2020 – 14: 57 | Paramilitary leader Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, pictured in August 2020, signed the deal on behalf of the Sudanese government in Juba, South Sudan (AFP) | Sud…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/sudan-transit…

Half a Million Sharks Could Be Killed to Make Vaccine
Robert F. Kennedy Jr | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-03
Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline may need to slaughter half a million sharks to harvest squalene, an oil made in shark livers, to make a new line of COVID jabs. Glaxo mixes squalene with a witches' brew of proprietary surfactants to …
globalresearch.ca/half-million-sharks-ki…

A good way to be kinder to elephants is to stop riding them
NIna Jackel | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-03
When animal tourism resumes in Bali after COVID-19, there is an opportunity to do better by the lives of animals.
nationofchange.org/2020/10/03/a-good-way…

Jalil Muntaqim scheduled for release — Free them all!
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-10-03
The New York State Parole Board has finally ordered the release of Jalil Muntaqim, aka Anthony Bottom, a former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. Imprisoned for nearly 50 years, since he was 19, Muntaqim is one of the longest-held political prisoners in the world. . . . | Continue reading Jalil Muntaqim scheduled for release — Free them all! at Workers.org
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Book Review: Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency
Simon Butler | mronline.org | 2020-10-03
Gradual reforms can't do the job: only profoundly radical measures can ensure human survival in an epoch of global sickening.
mronline.org/2020/10/03/book-review-coro…

Bolivia's Regime Opens to Foreign NGOs & Intervention
teleSUR, CE | telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-03
Bolivia's Jeanine Añez has lifted restrictions on foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) in a reversal of the pro-sovereignty policy previously implemented by President Evo Morales. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Violent Pro-Coup Extremists Assault MAS Canvassers | Supreme Decree 4353 ends rules which had been enacted by Morales in order to restrict NGO's, particularly the usual influx of those from the United States, from intervening in domestic politics. | Añez presented the decre…
telesurenglish.net/news/bolivias-regime-…

Peru Orders Arrest of Officials Linked to Corruption Case
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-03
Peruvian Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office requested preventive detention for some of the people linked to the singer Richard Swing's case. | RELATED: | Peru: Health Workers Demand Better Conditions To Face COVID-19 | Ten people, who were previously under pre-trial detention, will comply with other seven days of preliminary detention as part of the investigations. Among them, there are two former secretaries of Peru's President Martin Vizcarra. | "This case is still under evaluation an…
telesurenglish.net/news/Peru-Orders-Arre…

'A Little More Democracy': An Interview with Margaret Morrison
Asher Luberto | progressive.org | 2020-10-03
Following the release of the new documentary 'Resisterhood,' one activist in the film shares her message of optimism in comparing the march in Selma in 1965 to today's anti-racism protests.
progressive.org/dispatches/interview-wit…

The Great Irony of Trump's Taxes
Jill Richardson | zcomm.org | 2020-10-03
The president had just released an executive order calling America a "meritocracy" when records of his own tax avoidance came out…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-great-irony-of…

Collective Action Is How We Shake Ourselves Free of Pandemic Isolation
Barbara Madeloni | zcomm.org | 2020-10-03
We shake ourselves free from a sense of being beaten by waves of inevitable misery, and we see how we can change the structures that create those waves…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/collective-action-…

Why We're on a Long Road to COVID-19 Immunity Even With Vaccines
Prabir Purkayastha | zcomm.org | 2020-10-03
Giving up on containing the COVID-19 pandemic is an admission that public health systems have failed…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-were-on-a-long…

Trump's Taxes: A Thousand Scandals in One
Jon Schwarz | zcomm.org | 2020-10-03
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…

North Carolina Nurses' Union Victory Is One for the History Books
Alex N. Press | zcomm.org | 2020-10-03
Earlier this month, nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina voted to unionize. Taking place in one of the most anti-union states in the country, and challenging a bitterly anti-labor employer, the campaign is a monumental victory for labor.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/north-carolina-nur…

A New Nonviolent Medicaid Army Is on the March
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis | zcomm.org | 2020-10-03
Led by the poor and dispossessed, this movement is bringing the demand for healthcare rights to corporate profiteers, state houses, prisons, and police stations…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-new-nonviolent-m…

Monday 10/5: People's Park Gardeners tour
DARIN | indybay.org | 2020-10-03
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…

IMF Calls for New Global Debt Policies to Confront COVID Financial Crisis
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-10-03
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…

11/3/20 Election: The Stakes; The Cal & S.F Propositions
30 Days to Go | indybay.org | 2020-10-03
What is at stake in this election are the very existence of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, food stamps, the right to abortion and birth control pills, funding Planned Parenthood, funding the Violence Against Women Act, the existence of all environmental regulations, all consumer protection laws, all gun control laws, all civil rights laws, all labor laws, an efficient, patronage-free mail system, federally funded affordable housing, public school education, federal funds for state governments and raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Further, all progress we have made in…
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Chile: Acerca del Proceso Constituyente
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-10-03
Chile: | Acerca del Proceso Constituyente | Entrevista al profesor Gabriel Salazar, Premio Nacional de Historia.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/02/1883723…

Treading in Deep Water
Greg Godels | indybay.org | 2020-10-03
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…

Climate Advocates Criticize Newsom's Executive Order for Not Addressing Oil Drilling
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-10-03
"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…

Sunday 10/11: "Dazed And Confused" Cast Reunion Reading w/ Voto Latino & March for Science
Voto Latino & March for Science | indybay.org | 2020-10-03
Online event…
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A Plea for Help from the County's Benchland Containment Camp
posted by Norse | indybay.org | 2020-10-03
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…

[World Report] US election 2020: public health
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
In the race for the White House, where do US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, stand on public health? Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32036-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Offline: Science and the breakdown of trust
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
The COVID-19 syndemic is entering its most dangerous phase. There is a mounting breakdown of trust. Not only between politicians and the public. But also among politicians and publics with science and scientists. This breach of faith with science is far more threatening. For the public is slowly turning against those who have sought to guide the political response to COVID-19. As countries face a resurgence of coronavirus transmission, scientific advisers are recommending further restrictions to our liberties.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32064-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Despair and the shame of personal responsibility
Junaid Nabi | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
Given the history of the USA, it is difficult–if not impossible–to discuss health outcomes and economic mobility without understanding the importance of race. This fact is why the powerful analysis by Rhea Boyd1 of the rising midlife mortality in the last decade is an urgent and important read. At the same time, any analysis that ignores the influence of an unfair US economy and has an unfaltering focus on a personal responsibility narrative will be inadequate.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32017-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Gains and losses in translation of SDGs at sub-national levels
Hannelore Neuhauser, Manfred Wildner | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
Samira Asma and colleagues1 show the complexity of the global monitoring of health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and argue for convergence, harmonisation, and strong data science. However, many offspring of SDG monitoring systems have emerged beyond the monitoring of UN SDG indicators, either at supra-national level (eg, the EU) or at sub-national level (eg, federal state or community level). This result is a translational process of locally reinventing the SDG narrative and choosing indicators that are appealing, appropriate, and available.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32016-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Remdesivir and COVID-19 — Authors' reply
Yeming Wang, Xiaoying Gu, Jiuyang Xu, Bin Cao, Chen Wang | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
We thank the clinicians and researchers around the world for their comprehensive interpretation of the results of our randomised controlled trial of remdesivir for COVID-19.1 They shared valuable thoughts from different perspectives according to related evidence from in vitro and animal models, and pharmacogenomic studies. A suggestion was made for subgroup analyses by concomitant lopinavir-ritonavir use. Concerns for not reaching the predetermined sample size in our study were also expressed. These comments are appreciated and helpful for future conduct and interpretation of COVID-19 therapy studies.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32015-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Amphetamine dependence in Australia
Cobus Gerber, Richard Bade, Jason White | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
Chris McCall1 painted a bleak picture of amphetamine-type stimulant abuse in Australia. Amphetamine has little appeal in Australia, although methamphetamine is certainly its most problematic stimulant, despite both drugs having similar therapeutic effects. The World Report1 briefly mentioned the decade-long monitoring of drugs with abuse potential in South Australia.2,3 In 2016, this surveyance expanded to the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, in partnership with the University of Queensland.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32025-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] Building a resilient NHS, for COVID-19 and beyond
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
The UK response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been ill prepared, patchy, confused, and incompetent. From initial equivocations, to a series of policy U turns and conflicts with scientific advisers, to vague public health guidance, the UK's COVID-19 performance has fallen disastrously short and undoubtedly cost lives. It has pushed the National Health Service (NHS) to the brink. Having wasted a summer of opportunity to strengthen systems to suppress viral transmission following an easing of lockdown restrictions, the UK Government is facing a winter wave of COVID-19 with no strategy in sight.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32035-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Devi Sridhar: illuminating global health governance
Richard Lane | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
Devi Sridhar has travelled far in her fairly short career. She was the youngest Rhodes Scholar, aged just 18 years, and became Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, UK, when she was 30. But milestones are of little interest to her, especially as her role as a leader in global health governance has been accelerated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is the time for the global public health community to step up", she comments. "We have never before been required to work so intensively and as rapidly as in today's environment, where effective public health responses and global…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32031-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Remdesivir and COVID-19
Alicia Dennis | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
I commend Yeming Wang and colleagues1 on their study in the difficult time of the emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32022-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Circulating ACE2: a novel biomarker of cardiovascular risk
Jay Ramchand, Louise M Burrell | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
Dysregulation of the renin–angiotensin system plays a major role in the progression of cardiovascular disease in humans. The enzymatic reactions within the renin–angiotensin system generate angiotensin II, which promotes vasoconstriction and inflammation and deleterious cardiovascular effects.1 Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) acts to counterbalance the renin–angiotensin system by degrading angiotensin II.2,3 In 2005, ACE2 was identified as the cellular receptor for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV),4 and we now know that ACE2 also facilitates viral entry of SARS-CoV…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32011-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Remdesivir and COVID-19
Lei-Yun Wang, Jia-Jia Cui, Qian-Ying Ouyang, Yan Zhan, Cheng-Xian Guo, Ji-Ye Yin | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
In a Chinese clinical trial by Yeming Wang and colleagues,1 remdesivird did not show significant benefits for patients with severe COVID-19. Shortly after their study was published, remdesivir was authorised in the USA by the US Food & Drug Administration2 and approved in Japan3 for patients with severe COVID-19 on the basis of preliminary phase 3 trial results.4 We find it puzzling that the discrepancy of results between China and the USA is merely justified by different study designs.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32019-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Trials of locoregional therapies inspired by SABR-COMET
Nikiforos Vasiniotis Kamarinos, Laura A Dawson, Leonard B Saltz, Christopher H Crane, Michael J Overman, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Bruno C Odisio, Alban Denys, Thierry de Baère, Philippe L Pereira, Daniel Y Sze, Thomas J Vogl, Martijn R Meijerink, Thomas Helmberger, Hyun S Kim, Stephen B Solomon, Constantinos T Sofocleous | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
The stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) versus standard of care palliative treatment in patients with oligometastatic cancers (SABR-COMET) study is a thought-provoking addition to the literature about the treatment of oligometastatic disease.1 Despite its limitations, the authors are to be congratulated for completing a randomised trial of local therapy for oligometastases, a challenging task. Although intriguing, the results can only generate hypotheses, and cannot be regarded as able to change practice on their own.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32023-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Remdesivir and COVID-19
Matthew J Glaus, Serena Von Ruden | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
In the first published placebo-controlled trial of remdesivir for treating severe COVID-19, Yeming Wang and colleagues1 were unable to attain their primary endpoint of time to clinical improvement. Although admittedly underpowered due to early trial termination, remdesivir did not appear to affect rates of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral RNA load decline and mortality when compared with placebo. Given these disappointing findings, we are left to wonder if a lack of clinically significant outcomes in placebo-controlled trials could have been predicted.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32021-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Articles] Plasma ACE2 and risk of death or cardiometabolic diseases: a case-cohort analysis
Sukrit Narula, Salim Yusuf, Michael Chong, Chinthanie Ramasundarahettige, Sumathy Rangarajan, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Martin van Eikels, Kirsten Leineweber, Annie Wu, Marie Pigeyre, Guillaume Paré | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
Increased plasma ACE2 concentration was associated with increased risk of major cardiovascular events in a global study.
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[Correspondence] Alternative grant models might perpetuate Black–White funding gaps
Carole J Lee, Sheridan Grant, Elena A Erosheva | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
The White Coats for Black Lives and #ShutDownSTEM movements have galvanised biomedical practitioners and researchers to eliminate institutional and systematic racism, including barriers faced by Black researchers in biomedicine and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In our study on Black–White funding gaps for National Institutes of Health Research Project grants, we found that the overall award rate for Black applicants is 55% of that for white applicants.1 How can systems for allocating research grant funding be made more fair while improving their efficiency?
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32018-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Leveraging the advances in HIV for COVID-19
James H McMahon, Jennifer F Hoy, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Linda-Gail Bekker, Chris Beyrer, Sharon R Lewin | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to accelerated research efforts globally and highlighted the importance of community engagement and leadership in the COVID-19 response. To achieve these objectives, partnerships between science, government, and affected communities are crucial, but building these rapidly presents major challenges. In the past months, we have also seen how advances in confronting the global HIV epidemic have had a positive impact on the COVID-19 response.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32012-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Minimising long-term effect of COVID-19 in dementia care
Karen Harrison Dening, Mari Lloyd-Williams | thelancet.com | 2020-10-03
We thank Huali Wang and colleagues1 for highlighting that dementia is also a pandemic in an ageing society,2 albeit the word pandemic generates a negative perspective of dementia.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)32024-9/fulltext?rss=yes

Why U.S. Has the Shortest Life-Expectancy of All Rich Nations
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-03
According to the UN's "Human Development Report 2019", which is the latest available global information (published on 9 December 2019), the United States is the only country that ranks in the top 15 on "Human Development" in which the life expectancy at birth is now below 80.0 years. On "Human Development" the U.S.
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Tourism sector enjoying growth despite sanctions: min
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-03
TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — The Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ali Asghar Mounesan told Mehr News on Sat. that tourism sector had a growth in last year despite all the events including US sanctions which could affect this sector.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164273/Tourism-sect…

Police seize over 1 ton of opium in SE Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-03
TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have captured over one tone of opium in a single operation in the province.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164263/Police-seize…

Iranian "Ojaq" wins at Religion Today Filmfest. in Italy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-03
TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Ali Bolandnazarzar, the Iranian filmmaker won an award for his documentary "Ojaq" at Religion Today Film Festival in Italy.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164245/Iranian-Ojaq…

SP Phase 14 refinery to come online next year
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-03
TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — An official with Pars Oil and Gas Company says that the refinery of Phase 14 will come become operational in the first half of the next Iranian calendar year (to start on March 21, 2021).
en.mehrnews.com/news/164256/SP-Phase-14-…

Oct 21, last deadline for 16th Resistance Int'l Filmfest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-03
TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) –The head of Permanent Public Relations and Information Centre of Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival, Mohsen Javadi, announced the last deadline for submitting the works to the second part of this cinematic even.
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France seeking to maintain relations with Hezbollah
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-03
TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — French Ambassador to Lebanon Bruno Foucher noted that France seeks to maintain its relations with Lebanese Hezbollah.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164272/France-seeki…

Tourism minister visits MNA on Saturday
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-03
TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — The Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ali Asghar Mounesan made a visit to Mehr News Agency on Saturday.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/164274/Tourism-min…

IranAir launches first Germany flight after six months
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-03
TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — IranAir has resumed flights to Germany after more than six months of hiatus due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164269/IranAir-laun…

Land subsidence: an urgent issue needing a different mindset
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-03
TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Land subsidence by definition is the lowering of ground level from certain elevation references. The rates of subsidence can commonly vary between 1 and 20 centimeters per year and even more in certain places.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164257/Land-subside…

VIDEO: Deadly flashflood in France
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-03
TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Heavy and severe rains caused deadly flooding in Alps-Maritime, southeastern France. At least 10 people have so far disappeared.
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University opening too soon and ministers breaking rules to blame for Northumbria outbreak, pupils and parents say
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-03
The blame for a sharp rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases at Northumbria University should not be given solely to students, pupils and their parents have said. | A spokesperson for the university, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, said that as of Friday 2 October it was aware of 770 students testing positive. 78 of them are symptomatic. | Responsibility: | Sara from Kent, who chose not to reveal her second name, is helping her daughter Tilly move into a studio flat amid concerns over her safety in her shared accommodation. | Sara, 53, told PA: We are lucky that we are in a position to top up her loan and can…
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Russian journalist sets herself on fire and dies near police HQ
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-03
The editor of a Russian news website died after setting herself on fire outside a regional police headquarters on Friday 2 October. This occurred a day after officers searched her residence. | Russia's Investigative Committee confirmed the death of Kolza.Press editor Irina Slavina in Nizhny Novgorod, a city of 1.2 million. It's located about 235 miles east of Moscow. | Meanwhile, the independent news site Meduza reported that Slavina left a message on Facebook saying her death should be blamed on Russian authorities. | Slavina reported on Thursday 1 October that police searched her home, although the nature of th…
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If We Don't Act Now, the Entire US Could Become a "Cancer Alley"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-03
People across the country are waking up to structural racism and coping with police brutality and civil unrest while also living through the nightmare of the COVID-19 pandemic. They're mourning losses and longing for life to get back to normal. | But in St. James Parish, Louisiana, where I'm from — a predominantly Black and low-income community nicknamed " Cancer Alley" — racism, brutali…
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German police defuse home-made bomb on train near Cologne
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
German police said on Saturday they had defused a suspicious device found on a regional train over night near the western city of Cologne."Information on the possible danger can only be provided after the assessment of experts from the state criminal police," the police said in a statement.Bild newspaper reported that the device was a home-made bomb which was capable of causing serious injuries.
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Greek arguments baseless according to int'l law: VP
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Arguments put forward by Greece and the Greek Cypriot are baseless according to international law, says Turkish vice president."The world will eventually recognize Turkey's rightness," told Vice President Fuat Oktay in an interview published in Turkish Kriter magazine on Friday.Mentioning the recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, "Greece, Greek Cypriot administration and France, an imperialist country with no coast in the region, aims to utilize the European Union (EU) for their own agenda under the pretext of 'solidarity of the Union," Oktay remarked.Oktay noted that the present state of affairs in Turki…
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'US sent $400M aid to YPG/PKK terror group in Syria'
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
The US has transferred aid worth $400 million, mostly consisting of security equipment, to the YPG/PKK terrorist organization in Syria, local sources said on Saturday.The support package, which started reaching the YPG/PKK terror group last month, will be used for military purposes, according to the sources, who requested anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.They added that the equipment given to the terror group includes bomb detectors, fingerprint scanners, and tracking devices.On Sept. 25, top US diplomat Mike Pompeo announced that Washington will provide an extra $720 million in aid to Syria…
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Malaysia reports 317 new coronavirus cases, highest daily rise
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Malaysia reported a record daily increase in novel coronavirus cases for the second day in a row on Saturday, with 317 new infections.Malaysia has reported a total of 12,088 cases. The health ministry also recorded one new death, raising the total to 137.
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Expert: Coronavirus sometimes manifests in eyes
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Some novel coronavirus patients — though very few — exhibit symptoms in their eyes, a Turkish optometrist has said.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Dr. Tuncay Sezgin said that such symptoms were reported in at least 1-2% of COVID-19 patients, showing that the eyes are also an important transmission route for the virus.Noting that red eyes, a condition known as conjunctivitis, had been identified in such patients, Sezgin recommended that people in occupations involving frequent and close contact with others could use protective eyewear, which, though unable to prevent infection, could at least reduce exposure to the…
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India inaugurates 'world's longest' highway tunnel
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated "the longest highway tunnel in the world" built in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh that borders China.Strategically important, the tunnel named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is located in Himalayas at an altitude of 3000 meters (10,000 Feet) from the mean sea level (MSL).Modi travelled to Himachal Pradesh to inaugurate the tunnel.In a televised speech, the Indian premier said the tunnel will give a new strength to India's border infrastructure."The Atal tunnel will give new strength to India's border infrastructure. It is an exa…
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Yemen army says over 1,000 rebels killed September
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
A military statement cited by the September 26.net website said around 215 rebel commanders were among those killed last month.The Houthi-run capital Sanaa saw the highest rebel death toll with 285 Houthis killed, including 119 commanders.There was no comment from the Shia rebel group on the claim.Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when the Iran-aligned Houthi group overran much of the country, including Sanaa.The conflict escalated the following year when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi gains and supported the country's pro-Saudi gover…
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Hamas calls for accelerated talks to achieve unity
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Palestinian group Hamas on Saturday called for accelerating inter-Palestinian talks with a view to reaching a national roadmap for achieving reconciliation.Hamas held talks with its rival Fatah group in Istanbul last month to discuss ways of achieving a partnership between the two movements.The talks came almost three weeks after secretaries-general of the Palestinian factions agreed during meetings in Ramallah and Beirut to hold free and transparent elections.In a statement, Hamas said the meetings constituted a prelude to a comprehensive Palestinian dialogue."Partnership can be materialized in the rebuilding of…
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Germany marks 30th unification anniversary
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Germany on Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the Day of German Unity with official celebrations in the northeastern city of Potsdam.Delivering a speech at the event, Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed the "Peaceful Revolution" that ended communist rule in East Germany three decades ago, lauding the people who took to the streets in East Germany showed great courage."Today, we know that we should be brave again, especially in the COVID-19 period […] We must work bravely to overcome the differences that still exist between the east and west and for the integrity of our entire society," she noted.German Preside…
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Afghanistan attack leaves 15 dead, at least 30 injured
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
At least 15 people have been killed and more than 30 injured in an ongoing militant attack in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, an official confirmed on Saturday.Militants detonated a car packed with explosives near an administrative compound in Shinwari district at around 12: 30 p.m. (0800GMT), according to Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor's spokesman.Security forces and the attackers have been engaged in a gunfight for the past few hours, he added.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in a district that has been marred by a pro-Daesh/ISIS insurgency.The attack comes as…
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Kashmir: Bodies of men killed in fake operation exhumed
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
The bodies of three Kashmiri civilians killed in a staged gunfight by Indian forces in July were exhumed and handed over to their families on Saturday, officials said.The three men — Imtiyaz Ahmad, 21, Abrar Ahmad, 25, and Abrar Khatana, 18 — were shot dead in Amshipora village in Indian-administered Kashmir's Shopian district on July 18, with authorities initially claiming that they were militants.After two months of protests by their families, who said the victims were laborers with no connection to any militant outfits, the Indian military admitted its wrongdoing on Sept. 18.In a statement, the arm…
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Germany's Maas: No longer any way around EU sanctions against Russia in Navalny case
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
The European Union must give a clear response towards Russia by imposing sanctions following the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny with an internationally banned nerve agent, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday."I am convinced that there will be no longer any way around sanctions," Maas told news portal t-online in an interview."Sanctions must always be targeted and proportionate. But such a grave violation of the International Chemical Weapons Convention cannot be left unanswered. On this, we're united in Europe," Maas added.Germany currently holds the rotating presidency of the 27-membe…
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Turkey's Oscars begins in Mediterranean city of Antalya
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-03
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will begin on Saturday in open-air theaters with strict coronavirus measures in place.The festival, also known as Turkey's Oscars, will be organized by the Municipality of Antalya with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism between Oct. 3-10.Marking its 57th year, a total of 12 full-length films will compete to receive awards in 16 categories, while the festival will also hold online events.While every year at the festival, posters of a prominent cinema artist are featured, this year, photographs of a health care worker who heroically fought coronavirus will…
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All fired up for the budget?
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-03
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We Are Being Brainwashed Into Another Lockdown
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-03
On NPR yesterday afternoon (Oct. 2) a former Obama regime official argued for a 90% lockdown of the economy for 6 weeks and mandatory masks. He said this was the only way we can save ourselves from mass deaths that will wreck the economy worse than the 90% lockdown would. | Keep in mind that the masks people are wearing are not N95 masks and do not prevent inhalation and exhalation of the virus. | Keep in mind that the rise in cases is the result of more testing with a test that produces false positives. | Authorities know both of these facts. | The question is: Why are authorities and presstitutes spreading this…
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Never mind the presidential debate. Here is the real video we should all be watching
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-10-03
The firsts US presidential debate took place this week and has already created a firestorm of commentary. It has been dubbed the "worst presidential debate in history" owing largely to US president Donald Trump's churlish behavior throughout. But as the eyes of commentators are focused on this latest entry in the long-running freak show that is the Trump presidency, there is one YouTube video that raises a far more interesting question: why is it that the careerist Joe Biden is Trump's opponent and not the far m…
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31 Days Until the Election
Mark Bryan | thenation.com | 2020-10-03
31 Days Until the Election…
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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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President Trump and His Wife Tested Positive for Coronavirus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-02
The U.S. President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump Thursday tested positive for COVID-19. | RELATED: | First U.S. COVID-19 Reinfection Case Detected in Nevada Study | The presidential couple get tested for COVID-19 after one of Trump's closest advisors, Hope Hicks, was diagnosed with the virus. | This 31-year-old woman traveled aboard the Air Force One to Cleveland, Ohio, where Trump took part in the first election debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden. She an…
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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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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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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.
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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 …
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Is Donald Trump Pro-COVID-19?
Natalie Shure | progressive.org | 2020-10-02
His bungling of the crisis raises questions about which side he is on.
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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…
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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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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…
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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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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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Trump Camp Failed to Notify Biden Officials About Potential COVID-19 Exposure – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-02
US President Donald Trump's campaign did not contact Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign to notify them of potential exposure to COVID-19 after the president revealed Friday that both he and his wife, Melania, have contracted the disease.
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White House: Trump to Stay at Military Hospital for 'Next Few Days' After COVID-19 Diagnosis
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-02
After testing positive on Friday for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, US President Donald Trump has made a "precautionary" trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Video: Trump Thanks Supporters for Well Wishes in First Statement Since COVID-19 Diagnosis
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-02
Prior to his departure from the White House for Walter Reed hospital on Friday, US President Donald Trump filmed a video thanking people for their support after he and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with COVID-19.
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The Donald Trump guide to surviving coronavirus
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2020-10-02
US president Donald Trump and his wife Melania have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19.) So we at The Canary decided to combine all his best insights into the deadly virus. | Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER! | — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020 | Lesson one, Don. It isn't just flu: | So last year 37,000 American…
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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…
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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 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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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 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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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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Just Three Days After Meeting With Amy Coney Barrett Without Mask, GOP Senator Mike Lee Also Tests Positive for Covid-19
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-02
The announcement by the Republican from Utah came just hours after President Donald Trump revealed he had the virus. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Wear a Mask, Keep Social Distance, and Wash Your Hands,' Says Joe Biden After Testing Negative for Covid-19
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-02
"I don't wear masks like him," Trump mockingly said of Biden during Tuesday night's debate. "Every time you see him he's got a mask." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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With Trump's Diagnosis of COVID-19, Fox News Struggles to Realize This Is Actually Serious
Eric Kleefeld | commondreams.org | 2020-10-02
There wasn't enough of a public perception that the virus is highly contagious and dangerous—that is, if you'd been getting your news from Fox.(Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Public Citizen Calls for Independent Medical Experts to Evaluate President Trump Following Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis
commondreams.org | 2020-10-02
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'Hope Is Contagious': Fears of Covid-19 Outbreak Upend Capitol Hill
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-02
Trump "will be pulled off the campaign trail for at least the better part of two weeks as he recovers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Taken to Walter Reed Amid Calls for Independent Medical Evaluation After Covid-19 Diagnosis
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-02
"The American public must have truthful and timely information about how sick Donald Trump truly may be," said Public Citizen's president. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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.
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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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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Sends Message of Sympathy to President Trump
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-02
The US president has departed for Walter Reed Military Medical Center for a few days following a positive test for the novel coronavirus. First Lady Melania Trump has also contracted the disease.
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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 …
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World leaders wish Trumps speedy recovery from virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-10-02
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…
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'Hard to See That Debate Happening': With President Infected, Officials Say Biden vs. Trump Unlikely on Oct. 15
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-02
Regarding the next presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 15, an official on Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign told the press Friday that it is "hard to see that debate happening" following President Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Mass coronavirus outbreak: 770 students test positive for Covid-19 in just ONE university in Newcastle, England
rt.com | 2020-10-02
Newcastle's Northumbria University has confirmed that 770 of its students have tested positive for coronavirus, with nearly 80 showing symptoms. Another, smaller, outbreak was reported by nearby Newcastle University. | The two universities reported the contagions on Friday. The institutions did not reveal the total number of people forced into isolation by the outbreaks. | "These students are all now self-isolating. Their flatmates and any close contacts are also self-isolating for 14 days in line with government guidance," a statement from Northumbria University said on Friday. | All the affected students wer…
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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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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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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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VIDEO: Mortar shells of Karabakh conflict land in Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-02
TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) — Above 20 mortar shells from the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region have hit Iran's Aslandoz region in northwestern Ardabil province.
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'It's gone': RT crew witnesses municipal building turned to rubble by Azerbaijani shelling of disputed Nagorno-Karabakh (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-10-02
The intense military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has reached the largest city and de-facto capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region where Azerbaijani shelling has destroyed the Emergencies Ministry complex. | The shells and rockets fired by the Azerbaijani artillery that used to explode on the outskirts of the city known as Stepanakert to its ethnic Armenian residents and officially called Khankendi by Baku are now rocking the very city center and hitting residential areas even at night. | A military hospital and two apartment buildings were damaged in the latest Azerbaijani shelling launche…
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Putin, Armenian PM Discuss Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh Region
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-02
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a telephone conversation Friday, during which they covered the escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and addressed information on the presence of illegal armed groups in the region, according to the Kremlin. | "Both sides expressed serious concern over the information received about the involvement of illegal armed groups from the Middle East in the hostilities," said the Kremlin in a statement. | Putin reiterated the need to immediately end hostilities and resume political and diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict 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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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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Truth Is The First Casualty In Cold War: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-02
Governments make evidence-free claims which the mass media report uncritically, with ordinary citizens expected to either prove them wrong or shut up and believe. The burden of proof is fallaciously placed on members of the public and tiny indie media outlets with no resources to disprove the claims, instead of on massive news media outlets with abundant wealth and resources. It should be the exact opposite: with unproven government claims ignored until hard proof is provided, and with mass media reporters doing their goddamn jobs. | ~ | No institutional changes were made to ensure that the evils of the Iraq inva…
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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 | thealtworld.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. | MPN– It announced the figure in the middle of a public relations statement detailing the measures it was taking to try to keep its employees safe from the virus. The company presented itself as a proactive and responsible business. "As part of this commitment, we've decided to publicly share the COVID-19 infection rates among Amazon front-line employees–something few if any companies and…
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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 | thealtworld.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. | MPN– One of Trump's more questionable claims he made at the now infamous first presidential debate was that he was driving down medical costs for ordinary Americans. Under his presidency, the 74-year-old New Yorker claimed, diabetes medicine insulin had gone from so expensive that it was "destroying families" to "so cheap…
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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
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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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 …
globalresearch.ca/eyewitness-agony-julia…

With Focus on Assange, Belmarsh Tribunal Puts 'US War Crimes on Trial'
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-02
"It is time to take action," Progressive International activists say, "and it is time to demand justice" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/israel-detained-1…

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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Chile: Indigenous People Demand Role in Constitution Draft
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-02
Representatives of Chilean Indigenous communities and organizations demanded from Congress not to prolong the discussion about native people's participation in drafting a new constitutional text if Chilean people approve it in October 25 plebiscite. | RELATED: | ILO: Latin America Lost 34 Million Jobs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic | "We would like to ask the parliamentarians to be able to continue the discussion in the Constitution Committee of the Senate. It is fundamental to have a…
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Indigenous Activists Target Liberty Mutual's Boston Headquarters Demanding They Stop Insuring Tar Sands Projects
commondreams.org | 2020-10-02
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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 …
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Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2020-10-02
It wasn't the debate that went bad, it's Donald Trump who is a dumpster fire.
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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…
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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 …
globalresearch.ca/two-years-khashoggi-mu…

Guatemalan President Threatens To Arrest the Caravan Migrants
telesurenglish.net | 2020-10-02
Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei on Thursday ordered a "state of prevention" in six departments of his country because of the entry of a caravan with over 3,000 Honduran migrants traveling to the United States. | RELATED: | Hundreds of Hondurans Travel in New Caravan Heading To the US | "All those Hondurans who have entered illegally will be detained," he stressed, arguing that this measure is the consequence of their "disrespect" for the health protocols implemented t…
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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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Mediterranean Sea: 'Cycle of violence' for fleeing migrants must be addressed
news.un.org | 2020-10-02
The UN human rights office OHCHR, called on Friday for urgent action to address the "unimaginable horrors" faced by migrants attempting to cross the central Mediterranean Sea in search of safety‚ÄØin Europe.
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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…

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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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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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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Common Cause Response to Supreme Court Granting Cert. Petition in FCC v. Prometheus
commondreams.org | 2020-10-02
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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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