Daily Archives: October 5, 2020

2020-10-05: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-05). Armenia's Going for Broke by Attacking Azerbaijan's Ganja. globalresearch.ca The Armenian missile strike on Azerbaijan's second largest city of Ganja outside the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone shows that the landlocked state is going for broke out of desperation to internationalize the war as soon as possible since it knows how …

WSWS (2020-10-05). Armenia, Azerbaijan bomb each other's cities. wsws.org Both sides launched artillery or missile attacks on each other's cities this weekend in a major escalation of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-05). Influx of Foreign Fighters to Nagorno-Karabakh Could Lead to Region-wide Conflict. globalresearch.ca The war in Artsakh, or more commonly known as Nagorno-Karabakh, is becoming increasingly internationalized as foreigners are arriving to fight on both sides of the conflict. Artsakh, despite being internationally recognized as a part of Azerbaijan, has had a de …

Staff (2020-10-05). Republican leaders denied COVID's seriousness. Now they are being ravaged by it. therealnews.com Trump, who was recently revealed to have paid little to no money in taxes in the last 15 years, is receiving cutting-edge, taxpayer-funded medical treatment at Walter Reed Military Medical Center…

Jeff Deist (2020-10-05). The Absurdity of COVID "Cases" globalresearch.ca Today's headlines announced Donald and Melania Trump "tested positive" for covid-19. Another claims nineteen thousand Amazon workers "got" covid-19 on the job. Both of these pseudostories are sure to ignite another absurd media frenzy. | As always, the story keeps changing: …

John C. A. Manley (2020-10-05). Does Trump Really Have COVID or Just a Nasty Cold? globalresearch.ca "U.S. President Donald Trump's condition is improving as he is being treated for COVID-19 at a military hospital…" so says the media pundits' drone on. | Yet does he really have COVID-19? This ever devolving disease seems to acquire a broader …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-10-05). Why is Trump Not Facing Impeachment Over COVID-19? counterpunch.org President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have both tested positive for the coronavirus in what is perhaps the most shocking "October surprise" in the history of presidential races. If he recovers with only mild symptoms, he will undoubtedly make the case that he was right all along in downplaying the virus. If he suffers,

Aaron Maté (2020-10-05). Ex-OPCW chief Jose Bustani reads Syria testimony that US, UK blocked at UN. thegrayzone.com At the UN Security Council, the US, UK, France and allies have blocked the testimony of Jose Bustani, the OPCW's first Director General, on the chemical watchdog's Syria cover-up scandal. The Grayzone has obtained Bustani's prepared statement and is publishing it in full. Jose Bustani was invited to brief the Security Council on the OPCW's cover-up of an investigation into an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018. The US, UK, and France bombed Syria after accusing the …

Aaron Mate (2020-10-05). The Grayzone's Aaron Maté Testifies at UN on OPCW Syria Cover-up. globalresearch.ca In remarks to the UN Security Council, The Grayzone's Aaron Maté details the OPCW's Douma cover-up scandal and urges UN members to support the chemical watchdog's inspectors whose evidence was suppressed. | *** | At an Arria-Formula Meeting of the United Nations …

Alan Macleod (2020-10-05). Reporters Claim Facebook is Censoring Information on Julian Assange Case. mintpressnews.com "90% of my traffic has just been cut off by what seems to be a general algorithm command of some kind to downplay Assange." "I think it is as simple as that."

Matt Kennard (2020-10-05). Revealed: Key Assange Prosecution Witness Is Part of Academic Cluster Which Has Received Millions of Pounds from UK and US Militaries. globalresearch.ca One of the US prosecution's key medical witnesses in the Julian Assange hearing, who claimed that Assange's risk of suicide is 'manageable' if extradited to the US, works for an academic institute that is funded by the UK Ministry of …

Craig Murray (2020-10-05). How a Police State Starts. globalresearch.ca On Saturday a small, socially distanced vigil of 18 people for Julian Assange at Piccadilly Circus was broken up by twice that number of police and one elderly man arrested and taken into custody. | The little group of activists have …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-05). Combating The Virus: Mass Unemployment is Not the Solution. globalresearch.ca Image: India unemployment at record high | Millions of people around the World are victims of the fear campaign. Panic prevails. Day after day, the persistent impact of media disinformation concerning the Killer Virus is overwhelming. | Fear and panic, coupled …

Norman Solomon (2020-10-05). The Man Who Would Be President: Mike Pence, Corporate Theocrat. zcomm.org If President Trump dies from the coronavirus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans largely due to his deliberate negligence, the man replacing him will be no less dangerous…

_____ (2020-10-05). Revolutionary Organization In Venezuela. popularresistance.org Our latest joint production with Tatuy Televisión Comunistaria looks at five examples of revolutionary organization in Venezuela: El Maizal Commune, Pueblo a Pueblo, the Pobladoras Movement, Tinta Violeta and the Campesino Struggle Platform. | Amidst a tough crisis and a muderous blockade, these organizations (and many others) have doubled down in their efforts to resist and deepen the Bolivarian Revolution.

Staff (2020-10-05). Headlines for October 5, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Breaks Isolation, Endangers Secret Service as WH Sends Mixed Messages on Trump's Condition, GOP Vows to Push Through SCOTUS Hearings as 3 Senators Test Positive for COVID-19, Coronavirus Cases on the Rise Across the Country as NYC Seeks to Shut Down 9 Neighborhoods, ICE Prisoners in Washington Tested for COVID-19 After Exposure from a Guard, Police in Chile Throw Teenager Off Bridge During Anti-Government Protest, Fighting in Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh Region Escalates, Killing at Least One, Guatemala Deports Thousands of Central American Migrants Headed Toward U.S., ICE Erects Billboards with Faces of Immig…

Staff (2020-10-05). After Recklessness, a Coronavirus Outbreak at the White House; Will Admin Cover Up or Contract Trace? democracynow.org As President Trump and a growing number of prominent Republicans are infected with COVID-19, we speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, who says Trump was reckless in his approach to the coronavirus and continues to flout public health recommendations. "There is an outbreak happening at the White House. It will continue to spread. It will not go away on its own," says Dr. Jha. "The way you stop it is to test, trace and isolate."

Staff (2020-10-05). What Did He Know and When Did He Know It? Lies & Contradictions Abound as Trump Is Treated for COVID. democracynow.org As the White House and President Trump's medical team issue conflicting statements on Trump's condition after he was hospitalized for COVID-19, and when he was infected, we speak with Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason. The administration's lack of transparency "certainly raises questions about the decisions that were made to allow him to travel, for him to decide to travel, and to expose what seems like a lot of people," Mason says.

_____ (2020-10-05). UK Court Decision on Venezuela Gold Deals Blow to Regime Change Efforts. strategic-culture.org A UK court ruled that the administration of Boris Johnson's position that Juan Guaidó is the legitimate ruler of Venezuela is far from equivocal, paving the way for over $1 billion of the country's gold to be released. | Alan MACLEOD | AUnited Kingdom court has handed the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro a major win today, overturning a previous ruling from a lower court that legitimized the British government's decision to freeze Venezuelan government gold reserves held in the Bank of England. The English Court of Appeal ruled that the Conservative administration of Boris Johnson's position that Juan Guai…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Iran to give stronger warnings if mortar attack continued. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Interior Minister said that Islamic Republic of Iran will give stronger warnings if any mortar attack on borders of country is continued following the conflict erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Latest development on the ninth day of Karabakh Conflict. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas on the ninth day of the deadliest fighting in the South Caucasus region for more than 25 years.

The Canary (2020-10-05). Trump's car ride while infected and contagious slammed as 'political theater' by doctor. thecanary.co Infected and contagious, US president Donald Trump briefly ventured out in a motorcade on Sunday to salute cheering supporters, a move that disregarded precautions meant to contain the deadly virus that has forced his hospital admission."This is insanity," said Dr James P Phillips, an attending physician at Walter Reed, where Trump has been treated since Friday evening."Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential 'drive-by' just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die.""For political theater," the doctor added on Twitter. "Commanded by Trump…

RT (2020-10-05). Azerbaijan celebrates partial retreat of Nagorno-Karabakh forces while Armenia says it was a 'trick' that killed 200 'enemies'. rt.com Conflicting accounts from the two warring sides celebrate their own successes while keeping mum about setbacks as an Azerbaijani report of capture of three villages was met with Armenian claims of eliminating 200 enemy troops. | Armenia's Defense Ministry said that the forces of Nagorno-Karabakh successfully implemented a "tactical trick" on Monday, which allowed it to deliver significant losses to Azerbaijan's military. | According to the ministry, the fighters imitated retreat from their battle positions in one of the key areas on the contact line. And when the Azerbaijani soldiers moved in to occupy the gro…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-05). "How Many People Will Die Because of This Tweet?" Trump, Leaving Hospital, Tells Nation: "Don't Be Afraid of Covid" commondreams.org "That message, coming from THE PRESIDENT, is going to influence so many people and lead to so many more unnecessary deaths." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-05). Progressive Groups Launch New Campaign to Remind Americans 'We Paid More' in Taxes Than Trump. commondreams.org "Donald Trump's taxes are the clearest example of how broken and corrupt our tax system truly is," says Tax March executive director Maura Quint. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dawn Stover (2020-10-05). Cornell Study Reveals Trump Is Covid-19 Misinformation 'Superspreader'. commondreams.org Illustration by Thomas Gaulkin (Photo: Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-10-05). SUA Condemns Senate GOP For Bulldozing Through Illegitimate SCOTUS Confirmation Process Amid Trump's COVID-19 Outbreak. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-05). Navalny Incident — "A Made in the USA" False Flag to Harm and Contain Russia? globalresearch.ca The US has much to gain from Navalny's illness. | Most obvious is its aim to block Nord Stream 2's completion. | If Russia's gas pipeline to Germany becomes operational next year, it will double what Gazprom can supply Germany and other …

Global Research News (2020-10-05). Selected Articles: Does Trump Really Have COVID or Just a Nasty Cold? globalresearch.ca By

Eric Alterman (2020-10-05). How Do You Cover an Administration That Has Lost Touch With Reality? thenation.com How Do You Cover an Administration That Has Lost Touch With Reality?

Editor (2020-10-05). Trump's Barrett Nomination Another Step Toward Christian Fascism. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Orginal to Scheerpost The Christian Right is content to have the focus on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett revolve around her opposition to abortion and membership in People of Praise, a far-right Catholic cult that practices "speaking in tongues." What it does not want examined is her abject subservience to corporate power, her hostility to workers, civil liberties… |

Chris Hedges (2020-10-05). Chris Hedges: Trump's Barrett Nomination Another Step Toward Christian Fascism. mintpressnews.com Princeton, New Jersey (

_____ (2020-10-05). Chris Hedges: Trump's Barrett Nomination. popularresistance.org The Christian Right is content to have the focus on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett revolve around her opposition to abortion and membership in People of Praise, a far-right Catholic cult that practices "speaking in tongues." What it does not want examined is her abject subservience to corporate power, her hostility to workers, civil liberties, unions and environmental regulations. And since the Democratic Party is beholden to the same donor class as the Republican Party, and since the media long ago substituted the culture wars for politics, the most ominous threat Barrett's appointment to the court repr…

Staff (2020-10-05). "Black Women's Lives Matter": Breonna Taylor's Family Demands a Special Prosecutor to Reopen Case. democracynow.org Breonna Taylor's family is calling on Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to appoint a new special prosecutor to reopen the case after they say newly released grand jury tapes confirm the state Attorney General Daniel Cameron "did not serve as an unbiased prosecutor in this case and intentionally did not present charges to the grand jury that would have pursued justice for Ms. Taylor." Cameron complied with a judicial order to release 15 hours of audiotapes just before the judge's noon deadline on Friday. "The recordings that were released were just as we assumed they were, that nobody was presenting evidence on behal…

Bernard Marszalek (2020-10-05). The Green New Old Deal: a New Industrial Policy When We Need a de-Industrial Policy. counterpunch.org The most popular poster for the Green New Deal reveals startling assumptions. Looking at it as a whole, ignoring the details for now,…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-05). Indigenous Leaders Furious After EPA Grants Oklahoma Control Over Sovereign Tribal Lands. commondreams.org "We must fight back against this underhanded ruling," said one Indigenous leader. "In the courts, on the frontlines and in the international courts, life itself is at stake." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-10-05). Turkey Mediates Agreement Between Hamas and Fatah. globalresearch.ca After 15 years divided and in constant conflict of interest, the main Palestinian political forces, Hamas and Fatah, finally reached an agreement to hold new elections in Palestine. According to Hamas spokesman Saleh al-Arouri, there was a real consensus …

_____ (2020-10-05). UK Court Rules Favorably For Returning Venezuela's Gold. popularresistance.org London – A tug-of-war over $1 billion worth of Venezuelan gold stored at the Bank of England took a new turn on Monday as the English Court of Appeal overturned an earlier High Court ruling on who the UK recognised as Venezuela's president. | The Court of Appeal granted the Nicolas Maduro-backed Banco Central de Venezuela's (BCV) appeal and set aside July's High Court judgement, which had found that Britain's recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as "constitutional interim president of Venezuela" was conclusive.

Walter Smolarek (2020-10-05). Venezuelan government makes progress in battle to rescue $1 billion in stolen gold. liberationnews.org Venezuela secured a significant legal win in a UK court today as the revolutionary government led by President Nicolás Maduro continues its battle with coup leader Juan Guaidó over control of the country's assets abroad. A British appeals court overturned a previous decision and ruled today that it was not conclusive that Guaidó's phony administration …

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Europe's pushback of migrants 'shameful': UN refugee chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — The UN refugee chief on Monday lambasted countries that close their doors to desperate migrants and Europe's "shameful" refusal to allow migrants stranded at sea to disembark quickly.

Lawrence Davidson (2020-10-05). Regression as a National Theme. counterpunch.org Going Backwards Led by a reactionary, autocratic faction of the Republican Party, the United States has taken another step backward in terms of social progress. This comes with Donald Trump's nomination of a religiously motivated conservative, Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court. Barrett, a devout Catholic and presently a federal appeals court judge, was

Keith Preston (2020-10-05). A Model for Healthcare Reform from a Surprising Place. dissidentvoice.org The issue of healthcare reform is one that is consistently identified by opinion polls as being among the most important to Americans. The United States continues to be the only fully industrialized nation that lacks a public healthcare system, a feature of modern "democracy" that is taken for granted in most developed countries. Most American …

Dean Baker (2020-10-05). Ominous Economic Signs: Long-Term Employment and People Leaving the Work Force. counterpunch.org The September employment report showed a sharp slowing in the rate of job growth, with the economy adding 661,000 jobs, less than half of its August rate. The unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage points to 7.9 percent, but most of this was due to people leaving the labor force. The employment to population ratio

Staff (2020-10-05). House Dems pass climate bill boosting oil drilling, lobbied for by Biden donor. therealnews.com In this week's Climate Crisis News Roundup, House Democrats push bill lobbied for by ex-Goldman Sachs executive, Trump backs "1 trillion trees" and a new study links the 1% to disproportionate climate impacts.

calvin deutschbein (2020-10-05). Voter rights: Pushing back fascists in North Carolina. workers.org Chapel Hill, N.C. During this election season, the struggle for "Defend the Vote" protection is especially sharp in the South, where ballot access has historically been a powerful organizing tool in the Black freedom struggle, including the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A 24-foot 'Black Lives Matter' . . . |

Peter Boyle (2020-10-05). How the rich are burning our future. mronline.org Annual global carbon emissions grew by 60% between 1990 and 2015, approximately doubling total global cumulative emissions in 25 years and catapulting the world towards catastrophic climate change.

Walter Smolarek (2020-10-05). Layoffs pile up as corporate giants announce mass firings. liberationnews.org Movie theater chain Regal Cinemas announced today that they would be firing 20,000 workers as they close down all 536 of their locations in the United States, citing lost income because of the pandemic. Regal is the second largest cinema chain in the country, and took in $2.1 billion of revenue last year from its …

Staff (2020-10-05). This Is Not a Drill: Towards A New Majority. therealnews.com In the final sprint to election day, most organizers are laser-focused on the imperative of defeating the authoritarian threat represented by a second Trump term.

Eds. (2020-10-05). Whose crisis is it anyway? The problem with the shock doctrine. mronline.org The ruling class is ruthless in trying to exploit crises, but we shouldn't underestimate the turmoil it's in and the opportunities to advance the struggle, argues Chris Nineham…

Éric Toussaint (2020-10-05). From Paul Wolfowitz (2005-2007) to David Malpass (2019-…): the U.S. President's men control the World Bank. mronline.org In 2020, the World Bank (WB) and the IMF are 76 years old. These two international financial institutions (IFI), founded in 1944, are dominated by the USA and a few major allied powers who work to generalize policies that run counter the interests of the world's populations.

RT (2020-10-05). Facebook breakup would be 'complete nonstarter': memo leaked ahead of antitrust report. rt.com Separating Facebook from Instagram and WhatsApp would harm consumers, cost billions and defy US law, the social media giant argued in a memo leaked to the media ahead of a congressional report expected to advise otherwise. | The 14-page document was reviewed by the Wall Street Journal over the weekend and amounts to a preview of Facebook's defense against the pending report from the House Antitrust Subcommittee. | FB says breakup would be a "complete nonstarter" … as if theirs is the only view that matters. A breakup alone will not eliminate threat FB poses to democracy, public health, privacy, innovation, b…

The Canary (2020-10-05). 'Absolute scandal' — Covid-19 cases soar in dozens of areas of England following error. thecanary.co The weekly rate of new Covid-19 cases has soared in dozens of areas of England, following the addition of nearly 16,000 cases that went unreported by because of a technical error with an Excel spreadsheet.The problem has led to a delay in testing and tracing the contacts of those who tested positive for the virus, in some cases by around a week.Prime minister Boris Johnson was unable to say on 5 October how many contacts of positive coronavirus cases had been missed.Analysis by the PA news agency shows that Manchester now has the highest rate in England, with 2,740 cases recorded in the seven days to 1 October &#…

George Wuerthner (2020-10-05). Welcome to Point Reyes National Cattle Ranch. counterpunch.org The National Park Service has released its management plan for Agriculture in the Point Reyes National Seashore. That is right—agriculture in a national park system unit. The decision to continue livestock production in Point Reyes National Seashore demonstrates once again why allowing any commercial resource use in our parklands compromises the primary goals of our

Eds. (2020-10-05). The increasingly impossible middle class. mronline.org IN 2010 THE Commerce Department prepared data for the Obama administration's Middle Class Task Force, headed by Vice President Joe Biden. Sidestepping knotty problems—see below—of just who was middle class, part of their study proposed a host of expectations that a middle class family would hold.

RT (2020-10-05). Israeli minister urged to step down after traveling despite lockdown & revealing Covid-19 diagnosis. rt.com Israel's environment minister has apologized after coming under fire for testing positive for Covid-19 days after apparently disregarding national lockdown rules to travel some 140 kilometers from home on Yom Kippur. | Minister Gila Gamliel announced on October 3 that she'd In a

Randall Kennedy (2020-10-05). The Supreme Court's War on Equality. thenation.com In Supreme Inequality, Adam Cohen offers a damning indictment of Supreme Court jurisprudence, reminding us of just how political the country's highest court is.

Peter Koenig (2020-10-05). Germany's Extra-Parliamentary Corona Investigative Commission Launching a Class Action Suit Against Corona Criminals. dissidentvoice.org Germany is again in the forefront in fighting the devastating, unjustified, illegal, economy-destructive, people debilitating and outright genocidal Corona Measures. The German COVID-19 Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee — in German — ACU — German acronym for Ausserparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss — (see diagram from ACU2020.org website, on the left) is planning to launch a Class Action Suit against not …

Ralph Nader (2020-10-05). Ginsburg Institute for Justice Needed for Our Depleted Democracy. counterpunch.org Jean Monnet — a founder of the European Union once said: "Nothing is possible without men, but nothing is lasting without institutions." I'm reminded of his observation each time our country loses a "just" Supreme Court Justice. So, what will follow after the few days of prominent encomiums at memorial events and editorial praise of

WSWS (2020-10-05). Foreword to 30 Years of War, the German edition of David North's A Quarter Century of War. wsws.org After three decades of US-led wars, the outbreak of a third world war, whichwould be fought with nuclear weapons, is an imminent and concrete danger. Based on a thorough understanding of the wars of the past three decades and the socioeconomic and political processes in which they were rooted, this book develops a socialist perspective for the struggle against war.

Matthew Fox (2020-10-05). A Public Letter to Supreme Court Nominee Amy Barrett. zcomm.org Does a promise that ours is a government "of the people, by the people and for the people?" correspond to the kind of economic system that is currently running our country?>

commondreams (2020-10-05). Progressive Organizations Launch Emergency Coalition to Block Trump's Supreme Court Nomination. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Elie Mystal (2020-10-05). Today Marks the Start of a Truly Terrifying Supreme Court Term. thenation.com Today Marks the Start of a Truly Terrifying Supreme Court Term…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-10-05). Venezuelan Gov't Wins Appeal on Gold Reserves Held in the UK. venezuelanalysis.com The English Court of Appeal overturned a ruling "unequivocally" recognizing opposition leader Guaido as the country's legitimate leader.

Robert Koehler (2020-10-05). Trump and the Lost Country. counterpunch.org Where, oh where, is the United States of America — global leader, creator of democracy, hope of humankind? It certainly wasn't up there on the debate stage last night. When 9-year-olds start slinging insults at each other — "Is not!" "Is too!" — it's hard for platitudes to step in and re-establish a sense of

WSWS (2020-10-05). Trump mobilized Republican-state army to suppress DC protests in June coup attempt. wsws.org An investigation conducted by the Washington Post details how Trump utilized a legal loophole to deploy National Guard troops from various states on the streets of Washington D.C. to suppress protests on June 1.

WSWS (2020-10-05). Statements in defence of Dr. Joseph Scalice against Stalinist lies. wsws.org "I want to admonish as many people as I can to believe in Dr. Joseph Scalice. We must not waver in supporting him against the likes of Sison…"

WSWS (2020-10-05). Spanish court bars Catalan regional premier from holding public office. wsws.org Regardless of who is in power in Madrid, the ruling class exploits the Catalan issue in order to shift politics further to the right and build a police state.

Steve Watson (2020-10-05). Medical Journal Calls for Mandatory COVID Vaccine: 'Noncompliance Should Incur a Penalty'. globalresearch.ca A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for mandating a coronavirus vaccine, and outlined strategies for how Americans could be FORCED to take it. | *** |

Dr. Javad Heirannia (2020-10-05). "Israel's Presence Near the Iranian Border Would Also Put Them in Direct Confrontation with Iran." Dr. Javad Heirannia. globalresearch.ca Recently, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed the "

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-10-05). Why We're on a Long Road to COVID-19 Immunity Even With Vaccines. counterpunch.org As the pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, many countries seem to have given up the fight against COVID-19 and are now waiting for a vaccine to protect against the virus. With cases exceeding 32 million, and more than a million dead, the world economy has taken a bigger hit than at any other

Editor (2020-10-05). Trump's Regime Is Getting Deadlier By the Day. scheerpost.com YouTube] By Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch Yes, when he was running for president, he did indeed say: "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK? It's, like, incredible." Then he won — and this November 3rd(or thereafter), whether he wins or loses, we're likely to find out that, when it comes to his base, he was right. He may not have lost a… |

Reiner Fuellmich (2020-10-05). Video: The Corona Scandal: "Crimes against Humanity"? Corrupt Agenda, International Class Action Lawsuit. globalresearch.ca Millions of people around the World are victims of the fear campaign. Panic prevails. Day after day, the persistent impact of media disinformation concerning the Killer Virus is overwhelming. | Fear and panic, coupled with outright lies prevent people from …

Erik Molvar (2020-10-05). How the Cattle Council's Fire Study Distorts Realities. counterpunch.org In a recent news story, the Sacramento Bee speculated that cattle grazing might be a "secret weapon" to fight fire. The story presents the dangerously simplistic claim that cattle grazing reduces fire risk, based on an unpublished study funded by the California Cattle Council, the results of which have yet to be subjected to the rigors of scientific review.

WSWS (2020-10-05). Almost half of UK coronavirus infections in schools, colleges and universities. wsws.org Figures from the latest Public Health England's COVID-19 epidemiology surveillance summary show that educational settings now account for 45 percent of all positive cases in the UK.

Ian Schwartz (2020-10-05). CIA Director Haspel Personally Blocking Declassification of Documents that Will Reveal Truth About Russiagate. Federalist's Sean Davis. globalresearch.ca "Federalist" co-founder Sean Davis reports that CIA Director Gina Haspel is personally blocking the release of documents that will show "what actually happened" with Russiagate. | "This isn't just a scandal about Democrat projection, this is a scandal about what was …

WSWS (2020-10-05). An interview from 2016 with Victoria Bynum, historian and author of The Free State of Jones. wsws.org We are reposting today an interview we conducted with Victoria Bynum in July 2016 at the time of the release of Free State of Jones, which is now available again on Netflix.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-05). Trump administration targets China, revives Red Scare era immigration laws. peoplesdispatch.org Recently notified naturalization and residence policy guidelines in the United States specify the use of a century-old law to disqualify individuals associated with any communist party…

Christina Tobin — Eli Beckerman (2020-10-05). Elevate the Debate The Two-Party System's Failure is the People's Opportunity. counterpunch.org Last week's showdown between the sitting U.S. President and his opponent was an exhausting production that played into the divisiveness of our country, rather than focusing on solutions. Since 2008, we have been sounding the alarm on the two party system's control of Presidential debates, while creating alternative platforms that serve the people and improve

Nauman Sadiq (2020-10-05). Has the US Election Become a Contest Between Bank Accounts? globalresearch.ca In September, former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg Between November and March, Bloomberg, having a personal net …

WSWS (2020-10-05). Trump's illness and the Democrats' call for unity. wsws.org The response of the Democratic Party to Trump's illness is determined, as always, by the class interests that it represents and its fear of working-class opposition from below.

Lecia Brooks & Eric K. Ward (2020-10-05). Anti-Blackness & White Nationalism: A Call to Black America. splcenter.org

Jeremy Loffredo (2020-10-05). 6 Wikileaks Revelations Expose Corporate Abuse at Expense of People and Planet. globalresearch.ca People around the While the Obam…

Fight Back (2020-10-05). Growing length of economic crisis forcing women out of the job market. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Friday, October 2, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the official unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9% in September, from 8.4% in August. But of the almost one million people who left the official unemployment count, 70% stopped looking for work and did not find a job. This is because the government's unemployment rate only counts those who are both without paid work and who are looking for work. | Even worse, almost 90% of the people dropping out of the unemployment rolls were women, and only 10% were men. This recession is different from earlier recessions, where the unemployment rat…

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-10-05). Sudanese transitional govt. and rebel groups sign peace deal. peoplesdispatch.org The deal, which finalizes the terms agreed upon on August 31, seeks to end the civil war which has been going on for decades in the regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan…

WSWS (2020-10-05). Leaked FBI report warns of far-right "Boogaloo" violence in advance of election. wsws.org The leaked report follows earlier intelligence assessments that far-right militia violence remains the greatest domestic terrorist threat.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-05). Lunar Lunacy: Competition, Conflict and Mining the Moon. globalresearch.ca The discussion about mining the Moon resembles that of previous conquests: the division of territory; the grabbing of resources; language of theft and plunder. All of this is given the gloss of manifest destiny and human experiment. Such language is …

Adeyinka Makinde (2020-10-05). Rhodesia: Ruminations on a Former Colonial Settler State. globalresearch.ca The following is part of the text of my thoughts about the comments posted at my YouTube Channel in regard to a newsreel I uploaded over four months ago which was a 1977 report on the training and activities of …

International Network in Solidarity with Nicaragua (2020-10-05). The Nicaragua Failed 2018 Coup Attempt: Uncensoring the Truth. globalresearch.ca A group of people in solidarity with Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution have recorded, transcribed and translated the testimonies of over 30 people of different backgrounds about their experience of the violent failed coup attempt in Nicaragua between April and July of …

Manuela Solé (2020-10-05). Venezuela Announces New Fuel Scheme as Iranian Gasoline Arrives. globalresearch.ca A second Iranian convoy of tankers is arriving in Venezuela this week with over 800,000 barrels of gasoline. | Forest, Faxon and Fortune ships will be discharging the fuel shipments in the El Palito and Paraguana refinery ports over the coming …

Rob Okun (2020-10-05). An Election Letter to White Male Boomers. counterpunch.org Dear Fellow White Male Boomers, We need your help to end the presidency of tax cheat Donald Trump. Even as he uses every dirty trick he can to become dictator-in-chief, white male baby boomers must help defeat him. I went to college with a lot of guys who marched for peace and justice. Guys like

WSWS (2020-10-05). This week in history: October 5-11. wsws.org On October 10, 1995, workers in France went on a national general strike. The walkout brought nearly all the public sector to a standstill, exacerbating the political crisis of the government of President Jacques Chirac less than six months after taking office.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-05). Journalist Basma Mostafa arrested in Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org Basma Mostafa was arrested when she went to cover protests following the alleged murder of a man in a police raid last week. Media reports say she has been accused of spreading false news and joining a terrorist organization…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-05). New spike in COVID-19 cases in the UK puts university students in peril. peoplesdispatch.org Various students and youth groups have denounced the failure of the Tory government to take necessary precautions to tackle the predicted spike in COVID-19 cases in the UK…

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2020-10-05). White Supremacists, Corporate Lobbyists Et Al: What Was Left Behind After Trump "Drained the DC Swamp" in 2017? globalresearch.ca "Re-infesting" the White House with a Mixture of Far Right-wing Political Extremists, | White Supremacists, Right-wing Big Corporate Lobbyists and Christian Theocrats | *** | . | Important Quotations | "What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a …

WSWS (2020-10-05). Free State of Jones available again on Netflix. wsws.org This important film from 2016 is now available again on Netflix. It is a rebuke to the racialist politics of the New York Times and the Democratic Party and to the 1619 Project in particular.

Project Censored (2020-10-05). Nico Perrino and Nolan Higdon. projectcensored.org With the November election drawing near, media analyst Nolan Higdon returns to the Project Censored Show to explain how fake news and biased media undermine democracy, and why individuals should be "media citizens" rather than "media consumers." | Then in the second half-hour, Nico Perrino joins the program to explain the results of a new study of freedom-of-speech on US college campuses, based on a survey of 20,000 students at 55 schools. At which schools is freedom of speech most respected, and what policies should every college follow to protect it?

WSWS (2020-10-05). Partial closures in New York City as infections spread throughout US schools. wsws.org With at least 39,000 COVID-19 infections and 30 deaths of K-12 educators since schools began reopening in the US in late July, the full resumption of in-person learning in large cities across the country will vastly accelerate the spread of the pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-05). Workers of Alcoa's San Ciprian plant in Spain start indefinite strike. peoplesdispatch.org US-based aluminium giant Alcoa has decided to close down its San Ciprian smelter. The company's sale negotiations with the UK-based Liberty group also failed last week…

news.un (2020-10-05). Harness 'transformative potential' of urbanization for people and planet, UN urges, marking World Habitat Day. news.un.org Commemorating World Habitat Day, on Monday, top UN officials called for urgent action to provide low-income families and vulnerable populations with affordable housing with security of tenure and easy access to water, sanitation, transport and other basic services.

news.un (2020-10-05). Learning lessons from COVID-19 in Myanmar. news.un.org School closures in Myanmar resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have affected millions of students. The UN is working with the country's authorities to ensure that the education system is made more resilient, and children's schooling is protected as much as possible.

news.un (2020-10-05). UN condemns deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan. news.un.org The United Nations has strongly condemned Saturday's suicide attack on a government building in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, and underlined that the perpetrators must be brought to justice.

The Alternative World (2020-10-05). Matt Taibbi: Hate Inc., Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another. thealtworld.com Journalist and author Matt Taibbi presented a lecture on his book "Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another." This event was co-sponsored by Penn State's McCourtney Institute for Democracy and Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. | The lecture is followed by an audience Q&A moderated by McCourtney Institute communications specialist Jenna Spinelle.

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-10-05). Covid's Threat Is Greater Than Its Medical One. thealtworld.com As readers know, I do not think that the Covid virus itself is a hoax. From the beginning I have taken the virus seriously. I reported the available information that the ability of the virus to spread threatened hospital capacity and could overwhelm the medical system. I supported limited closedowns in order to reduce the rate at which the infection spread. | I reported that Vitamin C and D3 together with zinc and NAC strengthened the immune system against the virus. | I reported that the masks people are wearing are not N95 masks and thereby do not prevent inhalation and exhalation of the virus. Some medical pro…

Brenda Peterson (2020-10-05). The Pathology of Privilege: Trump as Once or Future King. zcomm.org The arrogance of many of the rich: How class privilege operates…

Colectiva Sembrar (2020-10-05). The future of pandemic solidarity. zcomm.org The pandemic has channelled our collective rage and constructed new visions of what is possible…

Nadja Popovich, Livia Albeck-Ripka And Kendra Pierre-Louis (2020-10-05). The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules. Here's the Full List. zcomm.org After three years in office, the Trump administration has dismantled most of the major climate and environmental policies the president promised to undo.

Adam Ritscher (2020-10-05). Hospital Workers Fight Job Cuts at Duluth's Biggest Employer. zcomm.org We spent the summer fighting back—including holding our local's first-ever pickets…

Facundo Escobar (2020-10-05). A judicial war in Latin America. zcomm.org Our America is alive, but it needs new leaderships and governments prone to the liberation of social forces, fearless of what may come, as well as more critical thinking, to achieve a definitive decolonization, based on the accumulated experience of local peoples and political cultures…

Ryan Grim (2020-10-05). Panic Over Mail-in Voting Only Feeds Trump's Chaos, Says Top Pennsylvania Democrat. zcomm.org Voters in the Keystone State who request an absentee ballot but decide to vote in person are playing into Trump's hands, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman warns.

Tom Engelhardt (2020-10-05). Murder, He Said: America's Maestro of Death and Destruction. zcomm.org His urge is visibly not just to be an autocrat, but to commit mass murder nationwide and on a planetary scale deep into the future…

_____ (2020-10-05). College Chastised For Dumping On Sacred Land. popularresistance.org A state department tasked with preserving historic landmarks recently criticized Cal State Long Beach for depositing soil and debris from a construction zone on a parcel of land called Puvungna that is sacred to local Native American tribes. | Construction to expand student housing near the site sparked outcry, protests and a lawsuit from tribal leaders last year. And in an August letter, the California Office of Historic Preservation, which reviews construction projects near archaeological landmarks, weighed in on the controversy.

_____ (2020-10-05). Ending Poverty In Yuangudui, China. popularresistance.org Above photo: On January 1st, 2020, at the 2019 Yuangudui Village Enterprise Promotion and Shareholder Convention. Villagers, as shareholders of local corporations and collectives, queue for their disbursement of dividends. Xinhua, Photographer: Ma Xiping. The Metamorphosis of Yuangudui. Editor's note: Qiao Collective is pleased to publish an English translation of "The Metamorphosis of Yuangudui," a …

_____ (2020-10-05). Bolivia: Amid New Crisis, Coup Government Seeks To Divide Spoils. popularresistance.org Just weeks out from the October 18 elections, Bolivia's coup government is again in crisis following the departure of three key ministers over an unconstitutional attempt to privatise an electricity company. | It comes as polls show Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presidential candidate Luis Arce potentially winning in the first round, less than a year after his party was thrown out of office by a right-wing coup. | Relatively unknown senator Jeanine àÅñez was sworn in as "interim president" last November following the coup against then-MAS president Evo Morales.

_____ (2020-10-05). Leaked FBI Report Warns Of Far-Right "Boogaloo" Violence Before Election. popularresistance.org A leaked September 29 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intelligence report prepared by the Dallas, Texas, field office warns that leading up to the November election, "boogaloo adherents" and "militia violent extremists" are increasing "violent and criminal activity" in the Dallas area. | The assessment was made the same day President Donald Trump, in the first presidential debate with his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, refused to condemn white supremacists and militia groups, instead instructing the fascistic street gang the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by."

_____ (2020-10-05). UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Likely To Enter Force Early Next Year. popularresistance.org Above photo: From In Depth News. New York -A U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty is likely to enter into force early next year as the number of signatories is anticipated to reach the needed threshold of 50 soon, possibly later this month, a diplomatic source said Friday. According to the source and the International Campaign to …

United Front Against Displacement (2020-10-05). Saturday 10/10: Trash this Policy! indybay.org Saturday October 10th at Oakland City Hall at 1pm…

NY Women's Foundation (2020-10-05). Tuesday 10/20: Women Lead: A Conversation on Social Justice. indybay.org Online event…

Poor People's Campaign (2020-10-05). Monday 10/5: Nationwide Digital Protest Against Mitch McConnell-Led Senate w/ Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Online via livestream and protest actions via phone, email, faxing, social media…

Uhuru Foods & Pies (2020-10-05). Wednesday 10/7: Colonialism as Cuisine Web Series – Focus on Food Deserts. indybay.org Zoom – once you sign up on eventbrite, we will send you the zoom link.

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-10-05). ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 5.10.2020. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 05.10.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

UPWA (2020-10-05). Friday 10/9: Stop The Racist Attacks On SF City Workers & Prosecute & Jail The Crooks. indybay.org CCSF Deparment of Human Resources DHR & MTA | 1 South Van Ness/Market St. | San Francisco…

Residents Show Up, Speak Out (2020-10-05). Small but Mighty Sunnyvale Demonstration for Black Lives Matter. indybay.org October 3 Black Lives Matter protest in Sunnyvale, California…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-10-05). Friday 10/16: Juneteenth Food and Wine – Virtual Celebration. indybay.org TBD and Virtual Online…

Anisha (2020-10-05). Sunday 10/4: A Circle of Speaking Truth – In Honor of Aaron Steichen. indybay.org The Pergola at Lake Merritt…

Ulla Arthur Hvidtfeldt, Friederike Erdmann, Stine Kjà¶r Urhà∏j, Jà∏rgen Brandt, Camilla Geels, Mattias Ketzel, Lise M. Frohn, Jesper Heile Christensen, Mette Sà∏rensen, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen (2020-10-05). [Original Research Paper] Air pollution exposure at the residence and risk of childhood cancers in Denmark: A nationwide register-based case-control study. thelancet.com The etiology of childhood cancer is poorly understood. The role of environmental factors, including air pollution (AP) exposure, has been addressed previously, but results so far have been inconclusive. In this study, we investigate the association between long-term AP exposures in relation to childhood cancer subtypes in Denmark (1981—2013).

Ann Rudman, Lotta Arborelius, Anna Dahlgren, Anna Finnes, Petter Gustavsson (2020-10-05). [Research Paper] Consequences of early career nurse burnout: A prospective long-term follow-up on cognitive functions, depressive symptoms, and insomnia. thelancet.com The results of this study show that the detrimental processes caused by overwhelming or chronic stress start early on in nurses' careers and thus preventive efforts should preferably be introduced early on (e.g. as part of nursing education and onboarding programs).

_____ (2020-10-05). Europe's Gaullist Revival. strategic-culture.org Europe is coming back around to the great French statesman's point of view. But American policymakers have been slow to recognize this. | James CARDEN | The nation state is making a comeback. | Despite decades of pronouncements from Brussels and Strasbourg on the primacy of pan-European solidarity and cross-border cooperation, the European Union's uneven response to the coronavirus pandemic has only strengthened a trend already well under way in Italy, Hungary, and elsewhere, toward a renewal of national sovereignty on the continent. | In Europe, reassertions of national prerogatives over trade, immigration, a…

_____ (2020-10-05). Censored Russian Filmmaker Speaks Out Against 'European Magnitsky Act' as Yet Another Western Hit-Job Against Moscow. strategic-culture.org Award-winning Russian filmmaker and investigative journalist Andrei Nekrasov has petitioned the EU Commission president to consider evidence that challenges the official EU narrative into the 2009 death of Sergei Magnitsky, the tax advisor who worked for Hermitage Fund chief Bill Browder. What has been the EU response thus far to the request? Nothing but a cacophony of crickets. | Last month, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the EU Commission, in the course of her State of the Union Address,

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Iraqi Airlines' flights license canceled: Deputy Roads min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Deputy Ministry of Roads and Urban Development revealed the suspension of flights' license of Iraqi Airways Company as of October 4 until further notice.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Iranian Doctors in US, Canada. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Iranians are among the most talented nations in the world in medical sciences. They have proven that the best results can be achieved by relying on Iranian intelligence and round-the-clock efforts.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). 'Gelak' wins at San Francisco Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) — Iranian short documentary film, 'Gelak' directed by Siroos Kaffash, won the best documentary film award at the 13th San Francisco Iranian Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Agriculture minister's trip to S. Khorasan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — In his trip to South Khorasan province, the Iranian Minister of Agriculture Kazem Khavazi paid visits to an ostrich farming complex and a greenhouse complex and took part in a symposium with agricultural elites and activists.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Traditional rice harvest in Golestan prov. en.mehrnews.com GORGAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — This year, rice was cultivated on 85,000 ha farms of Golestan province. This northern province is the 3rd largest producer of rice in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Persian Restaurants in Canada. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Restaurants have long been a place for friends and family for gatherings.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Palestinians know their friend, enemy well: Hezbollah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah Resistance Movement in Lebanon said that normalization of relations between a number of Arab countries and the Zionist Regime revealed their hypocrisy for Palestinians.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Trump's treatment with bleach. en.mehrnews.com

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-05). One million primary school children signed up to run The Daily Mile. imperial.ac.uk One in five primary schools in England have registered for The Daily Mile, an initiative that encourages children to run or jog for 15 minutes daily.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-05). Imperial students develop antimicrobial face coverings. imperial.ac.uk Three Design Engineering students have developed a range of antimicrobial face coverings, soon to be available across College outlets.

Patrick Henningsen (2020-10-05). Denmark Heads to Pre-COVID Normality: No Masks or Distancing in Schools, Just Common Sense. globalresearch.ca One of the more diabolical aspects of the protracted COVID 'crisis' in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia, is the intellectually dishonest claim that Coronavirus in their countries is somehow different from the Coronavirus in other …

WSWS (2020-10-05). Australian university trade union concedes up to 90,000 job losses. wsws.org This disaster is a staggering indictment of the NTEU and all those trying to keep university workers tied to the union.

WSWS (2020-10-05). US FBI officials trained Australian Federal Police "foreign interference" squad. wsws.org The revelation demonstrates that the US state has a central hand in the campaign against supposed "foreign interference" in Australia.

_____ (2020-10-05). 2021 — What can we really expect. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: It was bad enough predicting and modelling the negative outcomes and impacts of Brexit, especially a no-deal Brexit, heading our way in just 11 weeks time as 2021 arrives. We know that at best, Brexit, even with a deal agreed would bring an economic hit to GDP for a decade that would look …

OffGuardian (2020-10-05). Video: Is the UK Heading Toward Medical Martial Law? globalresearch.ca On the 28th September Tobias Ellwood, Tory MP for Bournemouth East, stood up in Parliament and suggested that the British Army and the Ministry of Defense be in charge of distributing and administering "millions of doses" of the Sars-Cov-2 …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-05). Ex-Officials, Rights Groups Denounce 'Wildly Inappropriate' ICE Billboards. commondreams.org "This hate-mongering and xenophobia is a disease in this country stemming from the very top of the government," said one human rights activist. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-10-05). During Trump Presidency, 200,000 Jobs Offshored and Corporations Involved Awarded $425 Billion in Federal Contracts. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-05). WATCH: Campaigning for Biden in Michigan, Sanders Calls for Covid-19 Response and Economy 'That Work for All of Us'. commondreams.org The senator said that while they still have some disagreements, "there is also no question that the economic proposals that Joe is supporting are strong and will go a long, long way in improving life for working families." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-05). Leaked Docs From Inside 'Omnicidal' ExxonMobil Reveal Plan to Increase Climate-Killing Emissions. commondreams.org "To no one's surprise, Exxon is continuing to drive catastrophic climate change by putting profits before people and our planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-10-05). NARAL Pro-Choice America Reminds Voters: Sen. Susan Collins Betrayed Mainers When Casting Decisive Vote for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-10-05). Merger of World's Biggest Water Corporations Creates Dangerous Monopoly. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-10-05). 'Promises Made, Workers Betrayed': Trump Gave $425 Billion in Federal Contracts to Corporations That Offshored 200,000 Jobs. commondreams.org "Trump won in 2016 by pledging to voters in key industrial swing states that he would end job offshoring, but 200,000 more American jobs have been offshored during his presidency." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jeanette Callahan (2020-10-05). I Don't Have Qualified Immunity; Why Should Police? commondreams.org As a pediatrician, I find the entire concept of qualified immunity absurd.(Photo: Screengrab/WBFO) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-10-05). ICE Reactionary Billboards Inflame Hate. commondreams.org ______________________________…

pip.hinman (2020-10-05). Stop the Russell Vale Coal Mine expansion on the Illawarra escarpment. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-10-05). Mark Latham's paranoid 'education' bill seeks to erase young trans people. greenleft.org.au

WSWS (2020-10-05). Israel: 130,000 protesters demand resignation of Netanyahu government. wsws.org Israeli workers now face measures long associated with the suppression of the Palestinians in the territories illegally occupied by Israel since their seizure in the June 1967 war.

Jasmine Norden (2020-10-05). 'Historic victory' as five years of campaigning forces Cambridge University to divest from climate-wrecking companies. thecanary.co Cambridge University has The university further pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2038. | Both direct and indirect investments in fossil fuels will be divested from, while the £3.5bn Cambridge University Endowment Fund will be put towards investing in renewable energy. | Student activist group Cambridge Zero Carbon

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2020-10-05). Britain's education system has been failing Black working-class children for generations. thecanary.co Last week, the Institute of Race Relations published A 'two-tier' education system: | Using London as a case study, the report reveals Britain's 'two-tier' education system. A system in which 'deserving' students are encouraged to thrive in the academy sector, while those deemed 'undeserving' are…

Tim Schwab (2020-10-05). While the Poor Get Sick, Bill Gates Just Gets Richer. thenation.com While the Poor Get Sick, Bill Gates Just Gets Richer…

Bryce Covert (2020-10-05). 'Middle-Class Joe' Doesn't Understand the Middle Class. thenation.com 'Middle-Class Joe' Doesn't Understand the Middle Class…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-10-04). As Covid-Positive GOP Politicians Enjoy Healthcare They 'Would Deny Others,' Coronavirus Pandemic Again Makes Case for Medicare for All. commondreams.org The case for Medicare for All was once again made by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Ed Markey tweeted on Sunday, after Republican politicians including President Donald Trump were able to check themselves into hospitals shortly after announcing they had tested positive for Covid-19. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-10-04). In Address on Inequality Amid Pandemic, Pope Calls on Global Community to Confront 'Destructive Effects of Empire of Money'. commondreams.org In his third encyclical Sunday morning, Pope Francis denounced free market capitalism and the "magic" theory of trickle-down economics, saying the coronavirus pandemic has once and for all disproven the notion that it will benefit low-income people through job creation and investments. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-10-04). Tens of Millions in PPP Loans Went to Corporate Polluters After Companies Were Fined $52 Million, Analysis Shows. commondreams.org At least five companies which were previously fined for pollution violations received millions of dollars in loans via the Paycheck Protection Program which was introduced in March. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Lucine Kasbarian (2020-10-04). 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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). Iran's positions on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Iran has been calling for restraint and dialog between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and most recently has given a stern warning to the two warring sides against violating Iran's territory.

sputniknews (2020-10-04). Armenia's National Security Service Says Foreign Citizens Detained on Espionage Claims. sputniknews.com YEREVAN (Sputnik) – The National Security Service of Armenia has said on Sunday evening that several foreign citizens have been detained on suspicion of espionage.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). Iranian parliamentary members visit Nagorno-Karabakh border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Following recent conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh region, a group of Iranian Parliamentary members visited Nagorno-Karabakh border on Sunday morning.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-04). All Russiagate Did Was Advance Pre-Existing Agendas Of The Same Spy Agencies Who Started It. thealtworld.com One of the many interesting stories that has gotten lost in the shuffle over the controversy over the horrible Trump-Biden debate and the president's recent Covid-19 diagnosis is the recent

sputniknews (2020-10-04). Senate Minority Leader Schumer Urges Delay of Supreme Court Hearing Over COVID-19 Outbreak Among GOP. sputniknews.com Politicians close to the White House have been infected or fear being infected with coronavirus after attending meetings held by President Donald Trump, who, among other officials, has also tested positive for COVID-19.

sputniknews (2020-10-04). Trump Waves at Supporters From Motorcade SUV Outside Walter Reed Hospital – Videos. sputniknews.com Trump is currently being treated at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, which he departed for after testing positive for COVID-19, but medics say he could be discharged as early as Monday.

Jamie Hartmann-Boyce (2020-10-04). Trump's Biggest Advantage in Fighting Off Covid: His Wealth. commondreams.org President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on September 23, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-10-04). ARE THEY MURDERING PRESIDENT TRUMP ? thealtworld.com It looks as if the Establishment has found a way to assassinate Trump! | Why didn't Trump call in Dr. Vladimir Zelenko from New York or Dr. Didier Raoult from France?! | Why is Trump being given experimental drugs and not the known safe HCQ cure? | To Scott Atlas, White House coronavirus advisor | from Jon Rappoport | October 3, 2020 | Scott: | If media reports are correct, the president is receiving 2 experimental drugs: the antibody cocktail, Regeneron, and the antiviral, Remdesivir. | Aside from their individual adverse effects… | THESE DRUGS HAVE NEVER BEEN STUDIED FOR THEIR COMBINED EFFECTS ON A PATIENT. A…

sputniknews (2020-10-04). Trump Failed to Disclose Early Positive Result From Rapid Coronavirus Test – Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump received a positive result from a rapid test for the coronavirus on Thursday but decided not to disclose the result while waiting for a more thorough screening, The Wall Street Journal reports citing anonymous sources.

_____ (2020-10-04). The Idiotic Claim That Other Nations Are 'Disrupting the Public Conversation' on U.S. Politics. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "Based on intel provided by the FBI, last night we removed approximately 130 accounts that appeared to originate in Iran," a

_____ (2020-10-04). Workers At Amazon Center In Minnesota Walk Out. popularresistance.org Minnesota – About two dozen Amazon employees in Shakopee walked off their jobs Thursday night to support a colleague whom they said was unjustly fired earlier this week. | The former employee, Farhiyo Warsame, also showed up at the walkout as her colleagues chanted her name. | The employees chanted, clapped, and confronted a manager about Farhiyo's termination for two hours, through chilly temperatures and darkness. | As Farhiyo spoke to the crowd in front of the building, an operations manager with the company, flanked by a pair of other employees wearing neon vests, came out the front door.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-04). The call to free Julian Assange echoes around the world. peoplesdispatch.org Ahead of and during the extradition hearings for Julian Assange, political leaders, activists, journalists and lawyers across the world have condemned the prosecution and demanded the dropping of charges…

_____ (2020-10-04). FBI Seized Legally Privileged Materials From Julian Assange. popularresistance.org The FBI in the United Kingdom enlisted the Ecuador government's help in seizing legally privileged materials from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he was arrested and expelled from their embassy in London on April 11, 2019. | According to Gareth Peirce, one of Assange's attorneys, that day she "made immediate contact with the embassy in regard to legally privileged material, an issue of huge concern." Assange wanted the material—in addition to "confidential medical data"—"identified and released to his lawyers."

_____ (2020-10-04). On Contact: Assange Extradition Hearing. popularresistance.org Chris Hedges discusses with former British ambassador Craig Murray the hearing that just adjourned in London to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Murray's exhaustive reporting, which can be found at craigmurray.org.uk, has become one of the few sources of reliable information about the hearing, which has become notoriously difficult to cover due to court restrictions imposed on the press, and is being ignored by most mainstream news organizations.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-04). LancetGate: "Scientific Corona Lies" and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead's Remdesivir. globalresearch.ca The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

Steven Sahiounie (2020-10-04). Will Lebanon be the Next US-NATO Humanitarian War? The Elimination of Hezbollah is Israel's Top Priority. globalresearch.ca The waters off Lebanon are the scene of a gathering Armada of French and American naval ships. What appeared at first to be a humanitarian response to the devastating

MEXIE (2020-10-04). The BIGGEST housing takeover in the U.S.! Positive Leftist News! mronline.org The BIGGEST housing takeover in the U.S.! Positive Leftist News! September 2020…

Ryan Devereaux (2020-10-04). Trump's Turn From Immigration to the Enemy Within. zcomm.org Trump's shift from demonizing immigrants to targeting leftists is straight out of the fascist playbook…

RT (2020-10-04). 'System is broken beyond belief': UK to deny asylum to migrants who enter country through 'illegal routes,' home secretary says. rt.com The UK will turn away migrants who pay for passage to the country or are deemed ineligible for claiming asylum status, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced as part of an initiative aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration | In an

MEE and agencies (2020-10-04). Beirut explosion: Mourners gather to mark two months since devastating blast. middleeasteye.net Beirut explosion: Mourners gather to mark two months since devastating blast | Bereaved family members held portraits of the victims, demanding justice for their loved ones and voicing anger at the country's political class | Sun, 10/04/2020 – 21: 38 | People carry placards and pictures of family members and friends killed in the 4 August explosion at Beirut's port (AFP) | Dozens of mourne…

MEE and agencies (2020-10-04). Egyptian journalist forcibly disappeared while covering Luxor unrest. middleeasteye.net Egyptian journalist forcibly disappeared while covering Luxor unrest | Basma Mostafa was missing for 24 hours before she appeared in front of the State Security Prosecution in Cairo | Sun, 10/04/2020 – 15: 12 | Basma Mostafa was sent to Luxor to cover the unrest gripping the city following growing tensions between residents and security forces (Supplied) | Concerns have been mounting over…

Royal Thomas (2020-10-04). Philadelphia: Court moves to preserve secrecy in bail hearings. liberationnews.org A recent federal court decision has ruled that the right to record bail hearings is not protected by the constitution, overturning a lower court decision. In July 2019, a representative for the Philadelphia Bail Fund filed a lawsuit against several city officials in order to reserve the right to record bail hearings. Currently, the official …

MEE and agencies (2020-10-04). Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia allows 'limited' number of pilgrims to perform Umrah. middleeasteye.net Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia allows 'limited' number of pilgrims to perform Umrah | Riyadh says it will allow 6,000 pilgrims per day before the next stage, when it will double the number of worshippers | Sun, 10/04/2020 – 11: 24 | Saudi Arabia says it will monitor the situation and vet which countries will be permitted to send pilgrims for Umrah (AFP) | Wearing masks and walking along sociall…

Eds. (2020-10-04). Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley — "Lost Voices" mronline.org Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley — "Lost Voices" (CUPSI 2015)…

Caleb Granger (2020-10-04). Houston protesters demand accountability after recent spate of racist police killings. liberationnews.org Earlier this year, within a period of just six weeks, Houston police officers shot and killed at least six different people, all of them either Black or Latino.

MEE and agencies (2020-10-04). Kuwait's new emir meets with Saudi, Iranian representatives. middleeasteye.net Kuwait's new emir meets with Saudi, Iranian representatives | The two rivals were among a number of states to send dignitaries to offer condolences after the death of Sheikh Sabah | Sun, 10/04/2020 – 15: 19 | Kuwait's new emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (first right) receiving condolences from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif (left) in Kuwait City. Picture released by the…

Yves Engler (2020-10-04). Israel Lobby Will Face Blowback, eventually. dissidentvoice.org How much is too much? When will Israeli nationalists in North America completely discredit themselves by overusing their power to crush those defending Palestinians? The recent ruthlessness of the Israel lobby is remarkable. Recently they've convinced Zoom to cancel a university sponsored talk, a prominent law program to rescind a job offer, a public broadcaster …

RT (2020-10-04). Senate Democrats' leader Schumer slams idea of virtual hearing for SCOTUS pick – but not all the other virtual Senate hearings. rt.com "A virtual hearing is virtually no hearing at all," the New York Senator says, suggesting the decision on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett should be postponed, despite Senate already using the practice throughout pandemic. | "If it's not safe for the Senate to meet in session, it's not safe for the hearings to go forward," Chuck Schumer said at a Sunday press conference. | The Senate has already cancelled meetings this week due to several senators, including two on the judiciary committee, revealing they are positive for Covid-19. | The idea of virtual hearings has been suggested, but Democrats have bee…

RT (2020-10-04). New York Governor Cuomo announces 'aggressive enforcement' of Covid-19 protocols, will close non-compliant businesses. rt.com New York's Covid-19 battle appears to be far from over, as several "hot zones" in the city will be shut down, and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced state-run "aggressive enforcement" starting this week. | Queens, Brooklyn, Orange, and Rockland counties have all seen recent increases in positive coronavirus cases, identified areas will be the target of "direct enforcement," ensuring businesses and citizens are abiding by mask mandates, social distancing orders, and other regulations in place in the state. | "Local governments have not done an effective job of enforcement in these hotspot ZIP codes. [New York Stat…

RT (2020-10-04). Senate Democrats' leader Schumer slams idea of virtual hearing for SCOTUS pick — but not all the other virtual Senate hearings. rt.com "A virtual hearing is virtually no hearing at all," the New York Senator says, suggesting the decision on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett should be postponed, despite Senate already using the practice throughout pandemic. | "If it's not safe for the Senate to meet in session, it's not safe for the hearings to go forward," Chuck Schumer said at a Sunday press conference. | The Senate has already cancelled meetings this week due to several senators, including two on the judiciary committee, revealing they are positive for Covid-19. | The idea of virtual hearings has been suggested, but Democrats have bee…

The Canary (2020-10-04). Johnson blames the chaos of his 10pm curfew on 'hobnobbers'. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has defended the controversial 10pm curfew. And he's blamed people who choose to "hobnob" outside pubs after hours for the sometimes chaotic scenes in city centres at closing time.Scientists advising the government have already warned that the measure may be doing more harm than good. It's caused long queues outside off-licences, as people rush to buy more alcohol, and revellers piling onto public transport with little or no social distancing.The prime minister also said that if the Eat Out To Help Out discount scheme had helped to spread coronavirus (Covid-19), then that needs to be counteracted wi…

RT (2020-10-04). Israel defense minister accuses Turkey of working against peace efforts and 'supporting regional aggression'. rt.com Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz has said Turkey's actions "pushes away from stability" in the region and argued "international pressure" must be used to "make sure they are pulling their hands from direct terrorism." | Speaking on a conference call put together by The Arab Council for Regional Integration, Gantz accused Turkey, a country Israel has a trade relationship with, of helping to destabilize the region and working against peace efforts, including Tel-Aviv's September deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was brokered by the US. | Countries like Iran, Turkey, and Palestine have opposed th…

Staff (2020-10-04). Amy Coney Barrett Would Ensure an Anti-Worker Supreme Court. truthout.org

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Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). 4 civilians killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — The spokesperson of police forces in Kapisa Province in Afghanistan announced that 4 civilians have been killed in a Taliban attack.

Newsclick (2020-10-04). What do Covid-19 studies tell us? peoplesdispatch.org In this interview with Dr. Satyajit Rath, we talk about the recent studies done on COVID-19 across the globe. We also look at the state of the vaccines under trial and the delivery mechanisms…

John C. A. Manley (2020-10-04). Painter Opposes Covid "New Normal" Nonsense Without Sacrificing His Artistic Aspirations. globalresearch.ca "I believe that opposing what is wrong and furthering what is right is a moral imperative; and that it is my responsibility to do so in direct proportion to the power I posses at the time," painter

subMedia (2020-10-04). The Ballot & The Bullet. dissidentvoice.org In this episode we look at the continuing racial tensions in the United States, political violence in Kenosha and Portland, and the effect this is all having on the upcoming US election. We then shift our attention to the uprising in Belarus, and chat with Minsk-based anarchist, "Maria".

2020-10-05: Social Media Postees

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Armenia, Azerbaijan bomb each other's cities
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
Both sides launched artillery or missile attacks on each other's cities this weekend in a major escalation of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
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Armenia's Going for Broke by Attacking Azerbaijan's Ganja
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
The Armenian missile strike on Azerbaijan's second largest city of Ganja outside the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone shows that the landlocked state is going for broke out of desperation to internationalize the war as soon as possible since it knows how …
globalresearch.ca/armenia-attacking-azer…

Influx of Foreign Fighters to Nagorno-Karabakh Could Lead to Region-wide Conflict
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
The war in Artsakh, or more commonly known as Nagorno-Karabakh, is becoming increasingly internationalized as foreigners are arriving to fight on both sides of the conflict. Artsakh, despite being internationally recognized as a part of Azerbaijan, has had a de …
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Does Trump Really Have COVID or Just a Nasty Cold?
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
"U.S. President Donald Trump's condition is improving as he is being treated for COVID-19 at a military hospital…" so says the media pundits' drone on. | Yet does he really have COVID-19? This ever devolving disease seems to acquire a broader …
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The Absurdity of COVID "Cases"
Jeff Deist | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
Today's headlines announced Donald and Melania Trump "tested positive" for covid-19. Another claims nineteen thousand Amazon workers "got" covid-19 on the job. Both of these pseudostories are sure to ignite another absurd media frenzy. | As always, the story keeps changing: …
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Why is Trump Not Facing Impeachment Over COVID-19?
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have both tested positive for the coronavirus in what is perhaps the most shocking "October surprise" in the history of presidential races. If he recovers with only mild symptoms, he will undoubtedly make the case that he was right all along in downplaying the virus. If he suffers,…
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Trump and Covid
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
It had to happen. Refusing to wear a mask because it wouldn't make him look macho, conducting rallies with supporters packed together, exposing himself in the White House where many unmasked come and go daily and winding up in the hospital with the coronavirus: an October surprise.
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Republican leaders denied COVID's seriousness. Now they are being ravaged by it
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-05
Trump, who was recently revealed to have paid little to no money in taxes in the last 15 years, is receiving cutting-edge, taxpayer-funded medical treatment at Walter Reed Military Medical Center…
therealnews.com/republican-leaders-denie…

Ex-OPCW chief Jose Bustani reads Syria testimony that US, UK blocked at UN
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-10-05
At the UN Security Council, the US, UK, France and allies have blocked the testimony of Jose Bustani, the OPCW's first Director General, on the chemical watchdog's Syria cover-up scandal. The Grayzone has obtained Bustani's prepared statement and is publishing it in full. Jose Bustani was invited to brief the Security Council on the OPCW's cover-up of an investigation into an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018. The US, UK, and France bombed Syria after accusing the …
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The Grayzone's Aaron Maté Testifies at UN on OPCW Syria Cover-up
Aaron Mate | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
In remarks to the UN Security Council, The Grayzone's Aaron Maté details the OPCW's Douma cover-up scandal and urges UN members to support the chemical watchdog's inspectors whose evidence was suppressed. | *** | At an Arria-Formula Meeting of the United Nations …
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Reporters Claim Facebook is Censoring Information on Julian Assange Case
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-05
"90% of my traffic has just been cut off by what seems to be a general algorithm command of some kind to downplay Assange." "I think it is as simple as that."
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6 Wikileaks Revelations Expose Corporate Abuse at Expense of People and Planet
Jeremy Loffredo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
People around the world are watching as U.K. Judge Vanessa Baraitser hears arguments and decides whether or not to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S. | While the Obam…
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Revealed: Key Assange Prosecution Witness Is Part of Academic Cluster Which Has Received Millions of Pounds from UK and US Militaries
Matt Kennard | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
One of the US prosecution's key medical witnesses in the Julian Assange hearing, who claimed that Assange's risk of suicide is 'manageable' if extradited to the US, works for an academic institute that is funded by the UK Ministry of …
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UK Court Decision on Venezuela Gold Deals Blow to Regime Change Efforts
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-05
A UK court ruled that the administration of Boris Johnson's position that Juan Guaidó is the legitimate ruler of Venezuela is far from equivocal, paving the way for over $1 billion of the country's gold to be released. | MPN– A United Kingdom court has handed the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro a major win today, overturning a previous ruling from a lower court that legitimized the British government's decision to freeze Venezuelan government gold reserves held in the Bank of England. The English Court of Appeal ruled that the Conservative administration of Boris Johnson's position that Juan Guaidó i…
thealtworld.com/alan_macleod/uk-court-de…

The Man Who Would Be President: Mike Pence, Corporate Theocrat
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-10-05
If President Trump dies from the coronavirus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans largely due to his deliberate negligence, the man replacing him will be no less dangerous…
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After Recklessness, a Coronavirus Outbreak at the White House; Will Admin Cover Up or Contract Trace?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-05
As President Trump and a growing number of prominent Republicans are infected with COVID-19, we speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, who says Trump was reckless in his approach to the coronavirus and continues to flout public health recommendations. "There is an outbreak happening at the White House. It will continue to spread. It will not go away on its own," says Dr. Jha. "The way you stop it is to test, trace and isolate."
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What Did He Know and When Did He Know It? Lies & Contradictions Abound as Trump Is Treated for COVID
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-05
As the White House and President Trump's medical team issue conflicting statements on Trump's condition after he was hospitalized for COVID-19, and when he was infected, we speak with Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason. The administration's lack of transparency "certainly raises questions about the decisions that were made to allow him to travel, for him to decide to travel, and to expose what seems like a lot of people," Mason says.
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UK Court Decision on Venezuela Gold Deals Blow to Regime Change Efforts
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-05
A UK court ruled that the administration of Boris Johnson's position that Juan Guaidó is the legitimate ruler of Venezuela is far from equivocal, paving the way for over $1 billion of the country's gold to be released. | Alan MACLEOD | AUnited Kingdom court has handed the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro a major win today, overturning a previous ruling from a lower court that legitimized the British government's decision to freeze Venezuelan government gold reserves held in the Bank of England. The English Court of Appeal ruled that the Conservative administration of Boris Johnson's position that Juan Guai…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/05/uk…

Latest development on the ninth day of Karabakh Conflict
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas on the ninth day of the deadliest fighting in the South Caucasus region for more than 25 years.
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Iran to give stronger warnings if mortar attack continued
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Interior Minister said that Islamic Republic of Iran will give stronger warnings if any mortar attack on borders of country is continued following the conflict erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Trump's car ride while infected and contagious slammed as 'political theater' by doctor
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-05
Infected and contagious, US president Donald Trump briefly ventured out in a motorcade on Sunday to salute cheering supporters, a move that disregarded precautions meant to contain the deadly virus that has forced his hospital admission."This is insanity," said Dr James P Phillips, an attending physician at Walter Reed, where Trump has been treated since Friday evening."Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential 'drive-by' just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die.""For political theater," the doctor added on Twitter. "Commanded by Trump…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/10/05/tr…

Azerbaijan celebrates partial retreat of Nagorno-Karabakh forces while Armenia says it was a 'trick' that killed 200 'enemies'
rt.com | 2020-10-05
Conflicting accounts from the two warring sides celebrate their own successes while keeping mum about setbacks as an Azerbaijani report of capture of three villages was met with Armenian claims of eliminating 200 enemy troops. | Armenia's Defense Ministry said that the forces of Nagorno-Karabakh successfully implemented a "tactical trick" on Monday, which allowed it to deliver significant losses to Azerbaijan's military. | According to the ministry, the fighters imitated retreat from their battle positions in one of the key areas on the contact line. And when the Azerbaijani soldiers moved in to occupy the gro…
rt.com/russia/502636-armenia-azerbaijan-…

"How Many People Will Die Because of This Tweet?" Trump, Leaving Hospital, Tells Nation: "Don't Be Afraid of Covid"
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
"That message, coming from THE PRESIDENT, is going to influence so many people and lead to so many more unnecessary deaths." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/05/how-man…

Progressive Groups Launch New Campaign to Remind Americans 'We Paid More' in Taxes Than Trump
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
"Donald Trump's taxes are the clearest example of how broken and corrupt our tax system truly is," says Tax March executive director Maura Quint. | …
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/05/progres…

UK Court Decision on Venezuela Gold Deals Blow to Regime Change Efforts
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-05
A UK court ruled that the administration of Boris Johnson's position that Juan Guaidó is the legitimate ruler of Venezuela is far from equivocal, paving the way for over $1 billion of the country's gold to be released.
mintpressnews.com/uk-court-venezuela-gol…

SUA Condemns Senate GOP For Bulldozing Through Illegitimate SCOTUS Confirmation Process Amid Trump's COVID-19 Outbreak
commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
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Cornell Study Reveals Trump Is Covid-19 Misinformation 'Superspreader'
Dawn Stover | commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
Illustration by Thomas Gaulkin (Photo: Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/10/05/cornel…

Navalny Incident — "A Made in the USA" False Flag to Harm and Contain Russia?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
The US has much to gain from Navalny's illness. | Most obvious is its aim to block Nord Stream 2's completion. | If Russia's gas pipeline to Germany becomes operational next year, it will double what Gazprom can supply Germany and other …
globalresearch.ca/navalny-incident-usa-f…

Selected Articles: Does Trump Really Have COVID or Just a Nasty Cold?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
Revealed: Key Assange Prosecution Witness Is Part of Academic Cluster Which Has Received Millions of Pounds from UK and US Militaries | By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, October 05 20…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-does…

How Do You Cover an Administration That Has Lost Touch With Reality?
Eric Alterman | thenation.com | 2020-10-05
How Do You Cover an Administration That Has Lost Touch With Reality?
thenation.com/article/politics/trump-cov…

How a Police State Starts
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
On Saturday a small, socially distanced vigil of 18 people for Julian Assange at Piccadilly Circus was broken up by twice that number of police and one elderly man arrested and taken into custody. | The little group of activists have …
globalresearch.ca/how-police-state-start…

Revolutionary Organization In Venezuela
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-05
Our latest joint production with Tatuy Televisión Comunistaria looks at five examples of revolutionary organization in Venezuela: El Maizal Commune, Pueblo a Pueblo, the Pobladoras Movement, Tinta Violeta and the Campesino Struggle Platform. | Amidst a tough crisis and a muderous blockade, these organizations (and many others) have doubled down in their efforts to resist and deepen the Bolivarian Revolution.
popularresistance.org/revolutionary-orga…

Combating The Virus: Mass Unemployment is Not the Solution
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
Image: India unemployment at record high | Millions of people around the World are victims of the fear campaign. Panic prevails. Day after day, the persistent impact of media disinformation concerning the Killer Virus is overwhelming. | Fear and panic, coupled …
globalresearch.ca/combating-the-virus-ma…

Trump's Barrett Nomination Another Step Toward Christian Fascism
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-05
By Chris Hedges / Orginal to Scheerpost The Christian Right is content to have the focus on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett revolve around her opposition to abortion and membership in People of Praise, a far-right Catholic cult that practices "speaking in tongues." What it does not want examined is her abject subservience to corporate power, her hostility to workers, civil liberties… | Source…
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Chris Hedges: Trump's Barrett Nomination Another Step Toward Christian Fascism
Chris Hedges | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-05
Princeton, New Jersey ( Scheerpost) — The Christian Right is content to have the focus on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett revolve around her opposition to abortion and membership in People of Praise, a far-right Catholic cult that practices "speaking in tongues." What it does not want examined is her abject subservience to corporate power, her hostility to workers, civil liberties, unions and environmental regulations. And since the Democratic Party is beholden to…
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Chris Hedges: Trump's Barrett Nomination
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-05
The Christian Right is content to have the focus on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett revolve around her opposition to abortion and membership in People of Praise, a far-right Catholic cult that practices "speaking in tongues." What it does not want examined is her abject subservience to corporate power, her hostility to workers, civil liberties, unions and environmental regulations. And since the Democratic Party is beholden to the same donor class as the Republican Party, and since the media long ago substituted the culture wars for politics, the most ominous threat Barrett's appointment to the court repr…
popularresistance.org/chris-hedges-trump…

"Black Women's Lives Matter": Breonna Taylor's Family Demands a Special Prosecutor to Reopen Case
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-05
Breonna Taylor's family is calling on Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to appoint a new special prosecutor to reopen the case after they say newly released grand jury tapes confirm the state Attorney General Daniel Cameron "did not serve as an unbiased prosecutor in this case and intentionally did not present charges to the grand jury that would have pursued justice for Ms. Taylor." Cameron complied with a judicial order to release 15 hours of audiotapes just before the judge's noon deadline on Friday. "The recordings that were released were just as we assumed they were, that nobody was presenting evidence on behal…
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/5/breonna_t…

The Green New Old Deal
Bernard Marszalek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-05
The most popular poster for the Green New Deal reveals startling assumptions. Looking at it as a whole, ignoring the details for now,…
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/the-green-new…

The Green New Old Deal: a New Industrial Policy When We Need a de-Industrial Policy
Bernard Marszalek | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
The most popular poster for the Green New Deal reveals startling assumptions. Looking at it as a whole, ignoring the details for now,…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/05/the-green-ne…

Indigenous Leaders Furious After EPA Grants Oklahoma Control Over Sovereign Tribal Lands
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
"We must fight back against this underhanded ruling," said one Indigenous leader. "In the courts, on the frontlines and in the international courts, life itself is at stake." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Turkey Mediates Agreement Between Hamas and Fatah
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
After 15 years divided and in constant conflict of interest, the main Palestinian political forces, Hamas and Fatah, finally reached an agreement to hold new elections in Palestine. According to Hamas spokesman Saleh al-Arouri, there was a real consensus …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-mediates-agreem…

UK Court Rules Favorably For Returning Venezuela's Gold
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-05
London – A tug-of-war over $1 billion worth of Venezuelan gold stored at the Bank of England took a new turn on Monday as the English Court of Appeal overturned an earlier High Court ruling on who the UK recognised as Venezuela's president. | The Court of Appeal granted the Nicolas Maduro-backed Banco Central de Venezuela's (BCV) appeal and set aside July's High Court judgement, which had found that Britain's recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as "constitutional interim president of Venezuela" was conclusive.
popularresistance.org/uk-court-rules-fav…

Venezuelan government makes progress in battle to rescue $1 billion in stolen gold
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-05
Venezuela secured a significant legal win in a UK court today as the revolutionary government led by President Nicolás Maduro continues its battle with coup leader Juan Guaidó over control of the country's assets abroad. A British appeals court overturned a previous decision and ruled today that it was not conclusive that Guaidó's phony administration …
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Europe's pushback of migrants 'shameful': UN refugee chief
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — The UN refugee chief on Monday lambasted countries that close their doors to desperate migrants and Europe's "shameful" refusal to allow migrants stranded at sea to disembark quickly.
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The Man Who Would Be President: Mike Pence, Corporate Theocrat
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
"Biblical capitalism"
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The Man Who Would Be President: Mike Pence, Corporate Theocrat
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
Pence embodies the political alliance of very conservative evangelical forces with anti-regulatory forces of corporatism. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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In Lieu of a Liberation Strategy: Palestinian Elections Are Designed to Buy Time
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/05/in-lieu-of-a…

Germany's Extra-Parliamentary Corona Investigative Commission Launching a Class Action Suit Against Corona Criminals
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-05
Germany is again in the forefront in fighting the devastating, unjustified, illegal, economy-destructive, people debilitating and outright genocidal Corona Measures. The German COVID-19 Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee — in German — ACU — German acronym for Ausserparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss — (see diagram from ACU2020.org website, on the left) is planning to launch a Class Action Suit against not …
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Ginsburg Institute for Justice Needed for Our Depleted Democracy
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
Jean Monnet — a founder of the European Union once said: "Nothing is possible without men, but nothing is lasting without institutions." I'm reminded of his observation each time our country loses a "just" Supreme Court Justice. So, what will follow after the few days of prominent encomiums at memorial events and editorial praise of…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/05/ginsburg-ins…

Foreword to 30 Years of War, the German edition of David North's A Quarter Century of War
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
After three decades of US-led wars, the outbreak of a third world war, whichwould be fought with nuclear weapons, is an imminent and concrete danger. Based on a thorough understanding of the wars of the past three decades and the socioeconomic and political processes in which they were rooted, this book develops a socialist perspective for the struggle against war.
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Regression as a National Theme
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
Going Backwards Led by a reactionary, autocratic faction of the Republican Party, the United States has taken another step backward in terms of social progress. This comes with Donald Trump's nomination of a religiously motivated conservative, Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court. Barrett, a devout Catholic and presently a federal appeals court judge, was…
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A Public Letter to Supreme Court Nominee Amy Barrett
Matthew Fox | zcomm.org | 2020-10-05
Does a promise that ours is a government "of the people, by the people and for the people?" correspond to the kind of economic system that is currently running our country?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-public-letter-to…

Progressive Organizations Launch Emergency Coalition to Block Trump's Supreme Court Nomination
commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
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The Supreme Court's War on Equality
Randall Kennedy | thenation.com | 2020-10-05
In Supreme Inequality, Adam Cohen offers a damning indictment of Supreme Court jurisprudence, reminding us of just how political the country's highest court is.
thenation.com/article/culture/supreme-in…

Today Marks the Start of a Truly Terrifying Supreme Court Term
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2020-10-05
Today Marks the Start of a Truly Terrifying Supreme Court Term…
thenation.com/article/politics/supreme-c…

Venezuelan Gov't Wins Appeal on Gold Reserves Held in the UK
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-10-05
The English Court of Appeal overturned a ruling "unequivocally" recognizing opposition leader Guaido as the country's legitimate leader.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15014

How Ecuador's democracy is being suffocated
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-10-05
Not only was Rafael Correa barred from contesting in the upcoming elections in Ecuador, but now the candidacy of Andrés Arauz is also being threatened…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-ecuadors-democ…

The Belmarsh Tribunal
Srećko Horvat | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
On November 13, 1966 — at the height of the resistance war in Vietnam — Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre convened a people's tribunal to hold the US government accountable for its escalating war crimes. | "The tribunal has no clear | …
globalresearch.ca/belmarsh-tribunal/5725…

The Belmarsh Tribunal
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-05
On November 13, 1966 — at the height of the resistance war in Vietnam — Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre convened a people's tribunal to hold the US government accountable for its escalating war crimes. | "The tribunal has no clear historical precedent", Russell said. It represented no state power; it had no capacity to sentence the accused. "I believe that these apparent limitations are, in fact, virtues. We are free to conduct a solemn and historic investigation", said Russell, "presented to the conscience of mankind."
popularresistance.org/the-belmarsh-tribu…

How the Cattle Council's Fire Study Distorts Realities
Erik Molvar | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
In a recent news story, the Sacramento Bee speculated that cattle grazing might be a "secret weapon" to fight fire. The story presents the dangerously simplistic claim that cattle grazing reduces fire risk, based on an unpublished study funded by the California Cattle Council, the results of which have yet to be subjected to the rigors of scientific review.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/05/how-the-catt…

White Supremacists, Corporate Lobbyists Et Al: What Was Left Behind After Trump "Drained the DC Swamp" in 2017?
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
"Re-infesting" the White House with a Mixture of Far Right-wing Political Extremists, | White Supremacists, Right-wing Big Corporate Lobbyists and Christian Theocrats | *** | . | Important Quotations | "What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a …
globalresearch.ca/what-was-left-behind-a…

Rhodesia: Ruminations on a Former Colonial Settler State
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
The following is part of the text of my thoughts about the comments posted at my YouTube Channel in regard to a newsreel I uploaded over four months ago which was a 1977 report on the training and activities of …
globalresearch.ca/rhodesia-ruminations-f…

Video: The Corona Scandal: "Crimes against Humanity"? Corrupt Agenda, International Class Action Lawsuit
Reiner Fuellmich | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
Millions of people around the World are victims of the fear campaign. Panic prevails. Day after day, the persistent impact of media disinformation concerning the Killer Virus is overwhelming. | Fear and panic, coupled with outright lies prevent people from …
globalresearch.ca/video-the-corona-fraud…

Why We're on a Long Road to COVID-19 Immunity Even With Vaccines
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
As the pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, many countries seem to have given up the fight against COVID-19 and are now waiting for a vaccine to protect against the virus. With cases exceeding 32 million, and more than a million dead, the world economy has taken a bigger hit than at any other…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/05/why-were-on-…

A Model for Healthcare Reform from a Surprising Place
Keith Preston | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-05
The issue of healthcare reform is one that is consistently identified by opinion polls as being among the most important to Americans. The United States continues to be the only fully industrialized nation that lacks a public healthcare system, a feature of modern "democracy" that is taken for granted in most developed countries. Most American …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/a-model-for-h…

This Is Not a Drill: Towards A New Majority
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-05
In the final sprint to election day, most organizers are laser-focused on the imperative of defeating the authoritarian threat represented by a second Trump term.
therealnews.com/this-is-not-a-drill-towa…

Layoffs pile up as corporate giants announce mass firings
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-05
Movie theater chain Regal Cinemas announced today that they would be firing 20,000 workers as they close down all 536 of their locations in the United States, citing lost income because of the pandemic. Regal is the second largest cinema chain in the country, and took in $2.1 billion of revenue last year from its …
liberationnews.org/layoffs-pile-up-as-co…

Partial closures in New York City as infections spread throughout US schools
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
With at least 39,000 COVID-19 infections and 30 deaths of K-12 educators since schools began reopening in the US in late July, the full resumption of in-person learning in large cities across the country will vastly accelerate the spread of the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/scho…

Lunar Lunacy: Competition, Conflict and Mining the Moon
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
The discussion about mining the Moon resembles that of previous conquests: the division of territory; the grabbing of resources; language of theft and plunder. All of this is given the gloss of manifest destiny and human experiment. Such language is …
globalresearch.ca/lunar-lunacy-competiti…

Trump's illness and the Democrats' call for unity
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
The response of the Democratic Party to Trump's illness is determined, as always, by the class interests that it represents and its fear of working-class opposition from below.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/pers…

Leaked FBI report warns of far-right "Boogaloo" violence in advance of election
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
The leaked report follows earlier intelligence assessments that far-right militia violence remains the greatest domestic terrorist threat.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/boog…

This is Not a Drill: Towards A New Majority
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-05
In the final sprint to election day, most organizers are laser-focused on the imperative of defeating the authoritarian threat represented by a second Trump term. Many are also focused on the work needed to drive us forward after election day, whatever the result, to continue to build the movements we need. | On this special episode of This is Not a Drill, hosts Adam Gold and Rishi Awatramani talk with some of the most important organizers leading ambitious strategies to not only win in November, but build a majoritarian movement for racial justice and radical economic democracy. Join us as we talk to Thenjiwe…
therealnews.com/this-is-not-a-drill-towa…

Free State of Jones available again on Netflix
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
This important film from 2016 is now available again on Netflix. It is a rebuke to the racialist politics of the New York Times and the Democratic Party and to the 1619 Project in particular.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/free…

Whose crisis is it anyway? The problem with the shock doctrine
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-05
The ruling class is ruthless in trying to exploit crises, but we shouldn't underestimate the turmoil it's in and the opportunities to advance the struggle, argues Chris Nineham…
mronline.org/2020/10/05/whose-crisis-is-…

Spanish court bars Catalan regional premier from holding public office
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
Regardless of who is in power in Madrid, the ruling class exploits the Catalan issue in order to shift politics further to the right and build a police state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/06/cata…

"Israel's Presence Near the Iranian Border Would Also Put Them in Direct Confrontation with Iran." Dr. Javad Heirannia
Dr. Javad Heirannia | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
Recently, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed the " Abraham Accord" with Israel. More Arab countries are rumored to be willing to also sign an alliance with Israel. Analysts agree that the common perceived threat they share is …
globalresearch.ca/israel-iranian-border-…

Trump's Regime Is Getting Deadlier By the Day
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-05
YouTube] By Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch Yes, when he was running for president, he did indeed say: "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK? It's, like, incredible." Then he won — and this November 3rd(or thereafter), whether he wins or loses, we're likely to find out that, when it comes to his base, he was right. He may not have lost a… | Source…
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Trump administration targets China, revives Red Scare era immigration laws
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-05
Recently notified naturalization and residence policy guidelines in the United States specify the use of a century-old law to disqualify individuals associated with any communist party…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/05/trump-adm…

Almost half of UK coronavirus infections in schools, colleges and universities
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
Figures from the latest Public Health England's COVID-19 epidemiology surveillance summary show that educational settings now account for 45 percent of all positive cases in the UK.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/surv…

Anti-Blackness & White Nationalism: A Call to Black America
Lecia Brooks & Eric K. Ward | splcenter.org | 2020-10-05
splcenter.org/news/2020/10/05/anti-black…

Ominous Economic Signs: Long-Term Employment and People Leaving the Work Force
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
The September employment report showed a sharp slowing in the rate of job growth, with the economy adding 661,000 jobs, less than half of its August rate. The unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage points to 7.9 percent, but most of this was due to people leaving the labor force. The employment to population ratio…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/05/ominous-econ…

Journalist Basma Mostafa arrested in Egypt
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-05
Basma Mostafa was arrested when she went to cover protests following the alleged murder of a man in a police raid last week. Media reports say she has been accused of spreading false news and joining a terrorist organization…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/05/journalis…

IMF issues debt warning
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
More than half of low-income countries and several emerging market economies face the high risk of a crisis amid "alarming" increases in debt levels.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/imfr…

CIA Director Haspel Personally Blocking Declassification of Documents that Will Reveal Truth About Russiagate. Federalist's Sean Davis
Ian Schwartz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
"Federalist" co-founder Sean Davis reports that CIA Director Gina Haspel is personally blocking the release of documents that will show "what actually happened" with Russiagate. | "This isn't just a scandal about Democrat projection, this is a scandal about what was | …
globalresearch.ca/sean-davis-cia-directo…

Has the US Election Become a Contest Between Bank Accounts?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
In September, former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg announced plans [1] to spend at least $100 million in the battleground state of Florida to help elect Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. | Between November and March, Bloomberg, having a personal net …
globalresearch.ca/us-election-become-con…

Sudanese transitional govt. and rebel groups sign peace deal
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-05
The deal, which finalizes the terms agreed upon on August 31, seeks to end the civil war which has been going on for decades in the regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/05/sudanese-…

How the rich are burning our future
Peter Boyle | mronline.org | 2020-10-05
Annual global carbon emissions grew by 60% between 1990 and 2015, approximately doubling total global cumulative emissions in 25 years and catapulting the world towards catastrophic climate change.
mronline.org/2020/10/05/how-the-rich-are…

Venezuela Announces New Fuel Scheme as Iranian Gasoline Arrives
Manuela Solé | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
A second Iranian convoy of tankers is arriving in Venezuela this week with over 800,000 barrels of gasoline. | Forest, Faxon and Fortune ships will be discharging the fuel shipments in the El Palito and Paraguana refinery ports over the coming …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-announces-ne…

An Election Letter to White Male Boomers
Rob Okun | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
Dear Fellow White Male Boomers, We need your help to end the presidency of tax cheat Donald Trump. Even as he uses every dirty trick he can to become dictator-in-chief, white male baby boomers must help defeat him. I went to college with a lot of guys who marched for peace and justice. Guys like…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/05/an-election-…

Growing length of economic crisis forcing women out of the job market
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-05
San José, CA – On Friday, October 2, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the official unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9% in September, from 8.4% in August. But of the almost one million people who left the official unemployment count, 70% stopped looking for work and did not find a job. This is because the government's unemployment rate only counts those who are both without paid work and who are looking for work. | Even worse, almost 90% of the people dropping out of the unemployment rolls were women, and only 10% were men. This recession is different from earlier recessions, where the unemployment rat…
fightbacknews.org/2020/10/5/growing-leng…

From Paul Wolfowitz (2005-2007) to David Malpass (2019-…): the U.S. President's men control the World Bank
Éric Toussaint | mronline.org | 2020-10-05
In 2020, the World Bank (WB) and the IMF are 76 years old. These two international financial institutions (IFI), founded in 1944, are dominated by the USA and a few major allied powers who work to generalize policies that run counter the interests of the world's populations.
mronline.org/2020/10/05/from-paul-wolfow…

Trump mobilized Republican-state army to suppress DC protests in June coup attempt
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
An investigation conducted by the Washington Post details how Trump utilized a legal loophole to deploy National Guard troops from various states on the streets of Washington D.C. to suppress protests on June 1.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/06/army…

Workers of Alcoa's San Ciprian plant in Spain start indefinite strike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-05
US-based aluminium giant Alcoa has decided to close down its San Ciprian smelter. The company's sale negotiations with the UK-based Liberty group also failed last week…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/05/workers-o…

Medical Journal Calls for Mandatory COVID Vaccine: 'Noncompliance Should Incur a Penalty'
Steve Watson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for mandating a coronavirus vaccine, and outlined strategies for how Americans could be FORCED to take it. | *** | The paper warns that an immediate mandate for the vaccine …
globalresearch.ca/medical-journal-calls-…

House Dems pass climate bill boosting oil drilling, lobbied for by Biden donor
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-05
In this week's Climate Crisis News Roundup, House Democrats push bill lobbied for by ex-Goldman Sachs executive, Trump backs "1 trillion trees" and a new study links the 1% to disproportionate climate impacts.
therealnews.com/house-dems-pass-climate-…

Trump and the Lost Country
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
Where, oh where, is the United States of America — global leader, creator of democracy, hope of humankind? It certainly wasn't up there on the debate stage last night. When 9-year-olds start slinging insults at each other — "Is not!" "Is too!" — it's hard for platitudes to step in and re-establish a sense of…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/05/trump-and-th…

An interview from 2016 with Victoria Bynum, historian and author of The Free State of Jones
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
We are reposting today an interview we conducted with Victoria Bynum in July 2016 at the time of the release of Free State of Jones, which is now available again on Netflix.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/bynu…

New spike in COVID-19 cases in the UK puts university students in peril
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-05
Various students and youth groups have denounced the failure of the Tory government to take necessary precautions to tackle the predicted spike in COVID-19 cases in the UK…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/05/new-spike…

Statements in defence of Dr. Joseph Scalice against Stalinist lies
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
"I want to admonish as many people as I can to believe in Dr. Joseph Scalice. We must not waver in supporting him against the likes of Sison…"
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/scal…

Nico Perrino and Nolan Higdon
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-10-05
With the November election drawing near, media analyst Nolan Higdon returns to the Project Censored Show to explain how fake news and biased media undermine democracy, and why individuals should be "media citizens" rather than "media consumers." | Then in the second half-hour, Nico Perrino joins the program to explain the results of a new study of freedom-of-speech on US college campuses, based on a survey of 20,000 students at 55 schools. At which schools is freedom of speech most respected, and what policies should every college follow to protect it?
projectcensored.org/nico-perrino-and-nol…

Voter rights: Pushing back fascists in North Carolina
calvin deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-10-05
Chapel Hill, N.C. During this election season, the struggle for "Defend the Vote" protection is especially sharp in the South, where ballot access has historically been a powerful organizing tool in the Black freedom struggle, including the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A 24-foot 'Black Lives Matter' . . . | Continue reading Voter rights: Pushing back fascists in North Carolina at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/10/51673/?utm_source=rs…

The Nicaragua Failed 2018 Coup Attempt: Uncensoring the Truth
International Network in Solidarity with Nicaragua | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
A group of people in solidarity with Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution have recorded, transcribed and translated the testimonies of over 30 people of different backgrounds about their experience of the violent failed coup attempt in Nicaragua between April and July of …
globalresearch.ca/nicaragua-2018-uncenso…

Elevate the Debate The Two-Party System's Failure is the People's Opportunity
Christina Tobin — Eli Beckerman | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
Last week's showdown between the sitting U.S. President and his opponent was an exhausting production that played into the divisiveness of our country, rather than focusing on solutions. Since 2008, we have been sounding the alarm on the two party system's control of Presidential debates, while creating alternative platforms that serve the people and improve…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/05/elevate-the-…

Growing length of economic crisis forcing women out of the job market
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-05
San José, CA – On Friday, October 2, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the official unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9% in September, from 8.4% in August. But of the almost one million people who left the official unemployment count, 70% stopped looking for work and did not find a job. This is because the government's unemployment rate only counts those who are both without paid work and who are looking for work. | Even worse, almost 90% of the people dropping out of the unemployment rolls were women, and only 10% were men. This recession is different from earlier recessions, where the unemployment rat…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/10/5/growing-…

This week in history: October 5-11
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
On October 10, 1995, workers in France went on a national general strike. The walkout brought nearly all the public sector to a standstill, exacerbating the political crisis of the government of President Jacques Chirac less than six months after taking office.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/twih…

Facebook breakup would be 'complete nonstarter': memo leaked ahead of antitrust report
rt.com | 2020-10-05
Separating Facebook from Instagram and WhatsApp would harm consumers, cost billions and defy US law, the social media giant argued in a memo leaked to the media ahead of a congressional report expected to advise otherwise. | The 14-page document was reviewed by the Wall Street Journal over the weekend and amounts to a preview of Facebook's defense against the pending report from the House Antitrust Subcommittee. | FB says breakup would be a "complete nonstarter" … as if theirs is the only view that matters. A breakup alone will not eliminate threat FB poses to democracy, public health, privacy, innovation, b…
rt.com/usa/502626-facebook-instagram-wha…

Learning lessons from COVID-19 in Myanmar
news.un.org | 2020-10-05
School closures in Myanmar resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have affected millions of students. The UN is working with the country's authorities to ensure that the education system is made more resilient, and children's schooling is protected as much as possible.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Harness 'transformative potential' of urbanization for people and planet, UN urges, marking World Habitat Day
news.un.org | 2020-10-05
Commemorating World Habitat Day, on Monday, top UN officials called for urgent action to provide low-income families and vulnerable populations with affordable housing with security of tenure and easy access to water, sanitation, transport and other basic services.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

UN condemns deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan
news.un.org | 2020-10-05
The United Nations has strongly condemned Saturday's suicide attack on a government building in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, and underlined that the perpetrators must be brought to justice.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Covid's Threat Is Greater Than Its Medical One
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-05
As readers know, I do not think that the Covid virus itself is a hoax. From the beginning I have taken the virus seriously. I reported the available information that the ability of the virus to spread threatened hospital capacity and could overwhelm the medical system. I supported limited closedowns in order to reduce the rate at which the infection spread. | I reported that Vitamin C and D3 together with zinc and NAC strengthened the immune system against the virus. | I reported that the masks people are wearing are not N95 masks and thereby do not prevent inhalation and exhalation of the virus. Some medical pro…
thealtworld.com/paul_craig_roberts/covid…

Matt Taibbi: Hate Inc., Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another
The Alternative World | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-05
Journalist and author Matt Taibbi presented a lecture on his book "Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another." This event was co-sponsored by Penn State's McCourtney Institute for Democracy and Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. | The lecture is followed by an audience Q&A moderated by McCourtney Institute communications specialist Jenna Spinelle.
thealtworld.com/thealtworld/matt-taibbi-…

The Pathology of Privilege: Trump as Once or Future King
Brenda Peterson | zcomm.org | 2020-10-05
The arrogance of many of the rich: How class privilege operates…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-pathology-of-p…

The future of pandemic solidarity
Colectiva Sembrar | zcomm.org | 2020-10-05
The pandemic has channelled our collective rage and constructed new visions of what is possible…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-future-of-pand…

The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules. Here's the Full List
Nadja Popovich, Livia Albeck-Ripka And Kendra Pierre-Louis | zcomm.org | 2020-10-05
After three years in office, the Trump administration has dismantled most of the major climate and environmental policies the president promised to undo.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-trump-administ…

Panic Over Mail-in Voting Only Feeds Trump's Chaos, Says Top Pennsylvania Democrat
Ryan Grim | zcomm.org | 2020-10-05
Voters in the Keystone State who request an absentee ballot but decide to vote in person are playing into Trump's hands, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman warns.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/panic-over-mail-in…

A judicial war in Latin America
Facundo Escobar | zcomm.org | 2020-10-05
Our America is alive, but it needs new leaderships and governments prone to the liberation of social forces, fearless of what may come, as well as more critical thinking, to achieve a definitive decolonization, based on the accumulated experience of local peoples and political cultures…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-judicial-war-in-…

Murder, He Said: America's Maestro of Death and Destruction
Tom Engelhardt | zcomm.org | 2020-10-05
His urge is visibly not just to be an autocrat, but to commit mass murder nationwide and on a planetary scale deep into the future…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/murder-he-said-ame…

Hospital Workers Fight Job Cuts at Duluth's Biggest Employer
Adam Ritscher | zcomm.org | 2020-10-05
We spent the summer fighting back–including holding our local's first-ever pickets…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/hospital-workers-f…

Bolivia: Amid New Crisis, Coup Government Seeks To Divide Spoils
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-05
Just weeks out from the October 18 elections, Bolivia's coup government is again in crisis following the departure of three key ministers over an unconstitutional attempt to privatise an electricity company. | It comes as polls show Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presidential candidate Luis Arce potentially winning in the first round, less than a year after his party was thrown out of office by a right-wing coup. | Relatively unknown senator Jeanine àÅñez was sworn in as "interim president" last November following the coup against then-MAS president Evo Morales.
popularresistance.org/bolivia-amid-new-c…

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Likely To Enter Force Early Next Year
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-05
Above photo: From In Depth News. New York -A U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty is likely to enter into force early next year as the number of signatories is anticipated to reach the needed threshold of 50 soon, possibly later this month, a diplomatic source said Friday. According to the source and the International Campaign to …
popularresistance.org/un-nuclear-ban-tre…

Ending Poverty In Yuangudui, China
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-05
Above photo: On January 1st, 2020, at the 2019 Yuangudui Village Enterprise Promotion and Shareholder Convention. Villagers, as shareholders of local corporations and collectives, queue for their disbursement of dividends. Xinhua, Photographer: Ma Xiping. The Metamorphosis of Yuangudui. Editor's note: Qiao Collective is pleased to publish an English translation of "The Metamorphosis of Yuangudui," a …
popularresistance.org/ending-poverty-in-…

Leaked FBI Report Warns Of Far-Right "Boogaloo" Violence Before Election
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-05
A leaked September 29 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intelligence report prepared by the Dallas, Texas, field office warns that leading up to the November election, "boogaloo adherents" and "militia violent extremists" are increasing "violent and criminal activity" in the Dallas area. | The assessment was made the same day President Donald Trump, in the first presidential debate with his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, refused to condemn white supremacists and militia groups, instead instructing the fascistic street gang the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by."
popularresistance.org/leaked-fbi-report-…

College Chastised For Dumping On Sacred Land
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-05
A state department tasked with preserving historic landmarks recently criticized Cal State Long Beach for depositing soil and debris from a construction zone on a parcel of land called Puvungna that is sacred to local Native American tribes. | Construction to expand student housing near the site sparked outcry, protests and a lawsuit from tribal leaders last year. And in an August letter, the California Office of Historic Preservation, which reviews construction projects near archaeological landmarks, weighed in on the controversy.
popularresistance.org/college-chastised-…

Saturday 10/10: Trash this Policy!
United Front Against Displacement | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
Saturday October 10th at Oakland City Hall at 1pm…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/05/1883726…

ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 5.10.2020
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 05.10.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/04/1883725…

Tuesday 10/20: Women Lead: A Conversation on Social Justice
NY Women's Foundation | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
Online event…
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Friday 10/9: Stop The Racist Attacks On SF City Workers & Prosecute & Jail The Crooks
UPWA | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
CCSF Deparment of Human Resources DHR & MTA | 1 South Van Ness/Market St. | San Francisco…
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Friday 10/16: Juneteenth Food and Wine – Virtual Celebration
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
TBD and Virtual Online…
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Wednesday 10/7: Colonialism as Cuisine Web Series – Focus on Food Deserts
Uhuru Foods & Pies | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
Zoom – once you sign up on eventbrite, we will send you the zoom link.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/04/1883725…

Avoiding the Trump Trap
Eric Posner | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
As US President Donald Trump's popularity continues to drop ahead of November's election, he has sought new ways to stoke the public fear and panic that led him to victory in 2016. For his presumptive opponent, Joe Biden, the best strategy may be to make Trump's demagoguery a theme of his campaign.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/04/1883725…

Monday 10/5: Nationwide Digital Protest Against Mitch McConnell-Led Senate w/ Poor People's Campaign
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
Online via livestream and protest actions via phone, email, faxing, social media…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/04/1883725…

Small but Mighty Sunnyvale Demonstration for Black Lives Matter
Residents Show Up, Speak Out | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
October 3 Black Lives Matter protest in Sunnyvale, California…
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Sunday 10/4: A Circle of Speaking Truth – In Honor of Aaron Steichen
Anisha | indybay.org | 2020-10-05
The Pergola at Lake Merritt…
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[Research Paper] Consequences of early career nurse burnout: A prospective long-term follow-up on cognitive functions, depressive symptoms, and insomnia
Ann Rudman, Lotta Arborelius, Anna Dahlgren, Anna Finnes, Petter Gustavsson | thelancet.com | 2020-10-05
The results of this study show that the detrimental processes caused by overwhelming or chronic stress start early on in nurses' careers and thus preventive efforts should preferably be introduced early on (e.g. as part of nursing education and onboarding programs).
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30309-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Original Research Paper] Air pollution exposure at the residence and risk of childhood cancers in Denmark: A nationwide register-based case-control study
Ulla Arthur Hvidtfeldt, Friederike Erdmann, Stine Kjà¶r Urhà∏j, Jà∏rgen Brandt, Camilla Geels, Mattias Ketzel, Lise M. Frohn, Jesper Heile Christensen, Mette Sà∏rensen, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen | thelancet.com | 2020-10-05
The etiology of childhood cancer is poorly understood. The role of environmental factors, including air pollution (AP) exposure, has been addressed previously, but results so far have been inconclusive. In this study, we investigate the association between long-term AP exposures in relation to childhood cancer subtypes in Denmark (1981–2013).
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30313-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Censored Russian Filmmaker Speaks Out Against 'European Magnitsky Act' as Yet Another Western Hit-Job Against Moscow
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-05
Award-winning Russian filmmaker and investigative journalist Andrei Nekrasov has petitioned the EU Commission president to consider evidence that challenges the official EU narrative into the 2009 death of Sergei Magnitsky, the tax advisor who worked for Hermitage Fund chief Bill Browder. What has been the EU response thus far to the request? Nothing but a cacophony of crickets. | Last month, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the EU Commission, in the course of her State of the Union Address, urged parliament to "complete our tool…
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Europe's Gaullist Revival
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-05
Europe is coming back around to the great French statesman's point of view. But American policymakers have been slow to recognize this. | James CARDEN | The nation state is making a comeback. | Despite decades of pronouncements from Brussels and Strasbourg on the primacy of pan-European solidarity and cross-border cooperation, the European Union's uneven response to the coronavirus pandemic has only strengthened a trend already well under way in Italy, Hungary, and elsewhere, toward a renewal of national sovereignty on the continent. | In Europe, reassertions of national prerogatives over trade, immigration, a…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/05/eu…

Iranian Doctors in US, Canada
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Iranians are among the most talented nations in the world in medical sciences. They have proven that the best results can be achieved by relying on Iranian intelligence and round-the-clock efforts.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164356/Iranian-Doct…

'Gelak' wins at San Francisco Intl. FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) — Iranian short documentary film, 'Gelak' directed by Siroos Kaffash, won the best documentary film award at the 13th San Francisco Iranian Film Festival.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164343/Gelak-wins-a…

Iraqi Airlines' flights license canceled: Deputy Roads min
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Deputy Ministry of Roads and Urban Development revealed the suspension of flights' license of Iraqi Airways Company as of October 4 until further notice.
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Trump's treatment with bleach
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
en.mehrnews.com/news/164352/Trump-s-trea…

Persian Restaurants in Canada
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Restaurants have long been a place for friends and family for gatherings.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164354/Persian-Rest…

Agriculture minister's trip to S. Khorasan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — In his trip to South Khorasan province, the Iranian Minister of Agriculture Kazem Khavazi paid visits to an ostrich farming complex and a greenhouse complex and took part in a symposium with agricultural elites and activists.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/164342/Agriculture…

Traditional rice harvest in Golestan prov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
GORGAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — This year, rice was cultivated on 85,000 ha farms of Golestan province. This northern province is the 3rd largest producer of rice in the country.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/164329/Traditional…

Palestinians know their friend, enemy well: Hezbollah
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-05
TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah Resistance Movement in Lebanon said that normalization of relations between a number of Arab countries and the Zionist Regime revealed their hypocrisy for Palestinians.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164355/Palestinians…

Imperial students develop antimicrobial face coverings
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-05
Three Design Engineering students have developed a range of antimicrobial face coverings, soon to be available across College outlets.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205793/imperial-students-develop-antimicrobial-face-coverings

One million primary school children signed up to run The Daily Mile
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-05
One in five primary schools in England have registered for The Daily Mile, an initiative that encourages children to run or jog for 15 minutes daily.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205673/one-million-primary-school-children-signed

'Absolute scandal' — Covid-19 cases soar in dozens of areas of England following error
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-10-05
The weekly rate of new Covid-19 cases has soared in dozens of areas of England, following the addition of nearly 16,000 cases that went unreported by because of a technical error with an Excel spreadsheet.The problem has led to a delay in testing and tracing the contacts of those who tested positive for the virus, in some cases by around a week.Prime minister Boris Johnson was unable to say on 5 October how many contacts of positive coronavirus cases had been missed.Analysis by the PA news agency shows that Manchester now has the highest rate in England, with 2,740 cases recorded in the seven days to 1 October &#…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Welcome to Point Reyes National Cattle Ranch
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-05
The National Park Service has released its management plan for Agriculture in the Point Reyes National Seashore. That is right–agriculture in a national park system unit. The decision to continue livestock production in Point Reyes National Seashore demonstrates once again why allowing any commercial resource use in our parklands compromises the primary goals of our…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/05/welcome-to-p…

The increasingly impossible middle class
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-05
IN 2010 THE Commerce Department prepared data for the Obama administration's Middle Class Task Force, headed by Vice President Joe Biden. Sidestepping knotty problems–see below–of just who was middle class, part of their study proposed a host of expectations that a middle class family would hold.
mronline.org/2020/10/05/the-increasingly…

Israeli minister urged to step down after traveling despite lockdown & revealing Covid-19 diagnosis
rt.com | 2020-10-05
Israel's environment minister has apologized after coming under fire for testing positive for Covid-19 days after apparently disregarding national lockdown rules to travel some 140 kilometers from home on Yom Kippur. | Minister Gila Gamliel announced on October 3 that she'd contracted the virus, following her journey a week earlier from her Tel Aviv home to a synagogue in the city of Tiberias. | In a statement published by Israeli media…
rt.com/news/502640-israel-minister-contr…

Denmark Heads to Pre-COVID Normality: No Masks or Distancing in Schools, Just Common Sense
Patrick Henningsen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
One of the more diabolical aspects of the protracted COVID 'crisis' in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia, is the intellectually dishonest claim that Coronavirus in their countries is somehow different from the Coronavirus in other …
globalresearch.ca/denmark-heads-pre-covi…

US FBI officials trained Australian Federal Police "foreign interference" squad
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
The revelation demonstrates that the US state has a central hand in the campaign against supposed "foreign interference" in Australia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/fbii…

Australian university trade union concedes up to 90,000 job losses
wsws.org | 2020-10-05
This disaster is a staggering indictment of the NTEU and all those trying to keep university workers tied to the union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/05/unis…

2021 — What can we really expect
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-10-05
TruePublica Editor: It was bad enough predicting and modelling the negative outcomes and impacts of Brexit, especially a no-deal Brexit, heading our way in just 11 weeks time as 2021 arrives. We know that at best, Brexit, even with a deal agreed would bring an economic hit to GDP for a decade that would look …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/2021-what-can-we-really-expect/

Video: Is the UK Heading Toward Medical Martial Law?
OffGuardian | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-05
On the 28th September Tobias Ellwood, Tory MP for Bournemouth East, stood up in Parliament and suggested that the British Army and the Ministry of Defense be in charge of distributing and administering "millions of doses" of the Sars-Cov-2 | …
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WATCH: Campaigning for Biden in Michigan, Sanders Calls for Covid-19 Response and Economy 'That Work for All of Us'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
The senator said that while they still have some disagreements, "there is also no question that the economic proposals that Joe is supporting are strong and will go a long, long way in improving life for working families." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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NARAL Pro-Choice America Reminds Voters: Sen. Susan Collins Betrayed Mainers When Casting Decisive Vote for Justice Brett Kavanaugh
commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
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Merger of World's Biggest Water Corporations Creates Dangerous Monopoly
commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
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During Trump Presidency, 200,000 Jobs Offshored and Corporations Involved Awarded $425 Billion in Federal Contracts
commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
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Ex-Officials, Rights Groups Denounce 'Wildly Inappropriate' ICE Billboards
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
"This hate-mongering and xenophobia is a disease in this country stemming from the very top of the government," said one human rights activist. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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ICE Reactionary Billboards Inflame Hate
commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
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Leaked Docs From Inside 'Omnicidal' ExxonMobil Reveal Plan to Increase Climate-Killing Emissions
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
"To no one's surprise, Exxon is continuing to drive catastrophic climate change by putting profits before people and our planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/05/leaked-…

'Promises Made, Workers Betrayed': Trump Gave $425 Billion in Federal Contracts to Corporations That Offshored 200,000 Jobs
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
"Trump won in 2016 by pledging to voters in key industrial swing states that he would end job offshoring, but 200,000 more American jobs have been offshored during his presidency." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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I Don't Have Qualified Immunity; Why Should Police?
Jeanette Callahan | commondreams.org | 2020-10-05
As a pediatrician, I find the entire concept of qualified immunity absurd.(Photo: Screengrab/WBFO) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Mark Latham's paranoid 'education' bill seeks to erase young trans people
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-05
greenleft.org.au/content/mark-lathams-pa…

Britain's education system has been failing Black working-class children for generations
Sophia Purdy-Moore | thecanary.co | 2020-10-05
Last week, the Institute of Race Relations published new research highlighting how Black working-class children and young people are being systematically criminalised and excluded from the English school system. | A 'two-tier' education system: | Using London as a case study, the report reveals Britain's 'two-tier' education system. A system in which 'deserving' students are encouraged to thrive in the academy sector, while those deemed 'undeserving' are…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/10/05/britains-educ…

'Historic victory' as five years of campaigning forces Cambridge University to divest from climate-wrecking companies
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2020-10-05
Cambridge University has promised to stop all fossil fuel investments by 2030 after a five-year-long campaign. | The university further pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2038. | Both direct and indirect investments in fossil fuels will be divested from, while the £3.5bn Cambridge University Endowment Fund will be put towards investing in renewable energy. | Student activist group Cambridge Zero Carbon said: This is a historic…
thecanary.co/discovery/environment/2020/…

'Middle-Class Joe' Doesn't Understand the Middle Class
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2020-10-05
'Middle-Class Joe' Doesn't Understand the Middle Class…
thenation.com/article/economy/biden-midd…

While the Poor Get Sick, Bill Gates Just Gets Richer
Tim Schwab | thenation.com | 2020-10-05
While the Poor Get Sick, Bill Gates Just Gets Richer…
thenation.com/article/economy/bill-gates…

In Address on Inequality Amid Pandemic, Pope Calls on Global Community to Confront 'Destructive Effects of Empire of Money'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-04
In his third encyclical Sunday morning, Pope Francis denounced free market capitalism and the "magic" theory of trickle-down economics, saying the coronavirus pandemic has once and for all disproven the notion that it will benefit low-income people through job creation and investments. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As Covid-Positive GOP Politicians Enjoy Healthcare They 'Would Deny Others,' Coronavirus Pandemic Again Makes Case for Medicare for All
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-04
The case for Medicare for All was once again made by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Ed Markey tweeted on Sunday, after Republican politicians including President Donald Trump were able to check themselves into hospitals shortly after announcing they had tested positive for Covid-19. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Tens of Millions in PPP Loans Went to Corporate Polluters After Companies Were Fined $52 Million, Analysis Shows
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-04
At least five companies which were previously fined for pollution violations received millions of dollars in loans via the Paycheck Protection Program which was introduced in March. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/04/tens-mi…

Spike in Boycotts of Turkish Goods and Services
Lucine Kasbarian | indybay.org | 2020-10-04
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/02/1883723…

Iran's positions on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-04
TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Iran has been calling for restraint and dialog between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and most recently has given a stern warning to the two warring sides against violating Iran's territory.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164303/Iran-s-posit…

Armenia's National Security Service Says Foreign Citizens Detained on Espionage Claims
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-04
YEREVAN (Sputnik) – The National Security Service of Armenia has said on Sunday evening that several foreign citizens have been detained on suspicion of espionage.
sputniknews.com/world/202010041080664192…

Iranian parliamentary members visit Nagorno-Karabakh border
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-10-04
TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Following recent conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh region, a group of Iranian Parliamentary members visited Nagorno-Karabakh border on Sunday morning.
en.mehrnews.com/news/164312/Iranian-parl…

All Russiagate Did Was Advance Pre-Existing Agendas Of The Same Spy Agencies Who Started It
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-04
One of the many interesting stories that has gotten lost in the shuffle over the controversy over the horrible Trump-Biden debate and the president's recent Covid-19 diagnosis is the recent allegation by The Federalist's Sean Davis that CIA director Gina Haspel has been personally blocking the declassification of incriminating documents pertaining to the origins of the Trump-Russia collusio…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/all-rus…

Trump Waves at Supporters From Motorcade SUV Outside Walter Reed Hospital – Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-04
Trump is currently being treated at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, which he departed for after testing positive for COVID-19, but medics say he could be discharged as early as Monday.
sputniknews.com/us/202010041080665246-tr…

Senate Minority Leader Schumer Urges Delay of Supreme Court Hearing Over COVID-19 Outbreak Among GOP
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-04
Politicians close to the White House have been infected or fear being infected with coronavirus after attending meetings held by President Donald Trump, who, among other officials, has also tested positive for COVID-19.
sputniknews.com/us/202010041080665018-se…

Trump's Biggest Advantage in Fighting Off Covid: His Wealth
Jamie Hartmann-Boyce | commondreams.org | 2020-10-04
President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on September 23, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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ARE THEY MURDERING PRESIDENT TRUMP ?
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-04
It looks as if the Establishment has found a way to assassinate Trump! | Why didn't Trump call in Dr. Vladimir Zelenko from New York or Dr. Didier Raoult from France?! | Why is Trump being given experimental drugs and not the known safe HCQ cure? | To Scott Atlas, White House coronavirus advisor | from Jon Rappoport | October 3, 2020 | Scott: | If media reports are correct, the president is receiving 2 experimental drugs: the antibody cocktail, Regeneron, and the antiviral, Remdesivir. | Aside from their individual adverse effects… | THESE DRUGS HAVE NEVER BEEN STUDIED FOR THEIR COMBINED EFFECTS ON A PATIENT. A…
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Trump Failed to Disclose Early Positive Result From Rapid Coronavirus Test – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-04
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump received a positive result from a rapid test for the coronavirus on Thursday but decided not to disclose the result while waiting for a more thorough screening, The Wall Street Journal reports citing anonymous sources.
sputniknews.com/us/202010041080665349-tr…

The Idiotic Claim That Other Nations Are 'Disrupting the Public Conversation' on U.S. Politics
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-04
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "Based on intel provided by the FBI, last night we removed approximately 130 accounts that appeared to originate in Iran," a thread by the Twitter Safety account reads. "They were attempting to disrupt the public conversation during the first 2020 US Presidential Debate. We identified these accounts quickly, removed them from Twitter, and shared full details with our peers, as standard. They had very low engagement and did not make an impact on the public conversation. Our capacity and speed…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/04/id…

Workers At Amazon Center In Minnesota Walk Out
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-04
Minnesota – About two dozen Amazon employees in Shakopee walked off their jobs Thursday night to support a colleague whom they said was unjustly fired earlier this week. | The former employee, Farhiyo Warsame, also showed up at the walkout as her colleagues chanted her name. | The employees chanted, clapped, and confronted a manager about Farhiyo's termination for two hours, through chilly temperatures and darkness. | As Farhiyo spoke to the crowd in front of the building, an operations manager with the company, flanked by a pair of other employees wearing neon vests, came out the front door.
popularresistance.org/workers-at-amazon-…

The call to free Julian Assange echoes around the world
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-04
Ahead of and during the extradition hearings for Julian Assange, political leaders, activists, journalists and lawyers across the world have condemned the prosecution and demanded the dropping of charges…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/04/the-call-…

FBI Seized Legally Privileged Materials From Julian Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-04
The FBI in the United Kingdom enlisted the Ecuador government's help in seizing legally privileged materials from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he was arrested and expelled from their embassy in London on April 11, 2019. | According to Gareth Peirce, one of Assange's attorneys, that day she "made immediate contact with the embassy in regard to legally privileged material, an issue of huge concern." Assange wanted the material–in addition to "confidential medical data"–"identified and released to his lawyers."
popularresistance.org/fbi-seized-legally…

On Contact: Assange Extradition Hearing
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-04
Chris Hedges discusses with former British ambassador Craig Murray the hearing that just adjourned in London to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. Murray's exhaustive reporting, which can be found at craigmurray.org.uk, has become one of the few sources of reliable information about the hearing, which has become notoriously difficult to cover due to court restrictions imposed on the press, and is being ignored by most mainstream news organizations.
popularresistance.org/on-contact-assange…

John Pilger: Eyewitness To The Agony Of Julian Assange
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-04
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 trials, the defendant stood in the court proper. In the Assange trial, the defendant was caged behind thick glass, and had to crawl on his knees to a slit in the glass, overseen by his guard, to make contact with his lawyers.
popularresistance.org/john-pilger-eyewit…

Combating The Virus: Mass Unemployment is Not the Solution
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-04
Image: India unemployment at record high | Millions of people around the World are victims of the fear campaign. Panic prevails. Day after day, the persistent impact of media disinformation concerning the Killer Virus is overwhelming. | Fear and panic, coupled …
globalresearch.ca/combating-the-virus-ma…

LancetGate: "Scientific Corona Lies" and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead's Remdesivir
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-04
The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.
globalresearch.ca/scientific-corona-lies…

Will Lebanon be the Next US-NATO Humanitarian War? The Elimination of Hezbollah is Israel's Top Priority
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-04
The waters off Lebanon are the scene of a gathering Armada of French and American naval ships. What appeared at first to be a humanitarian response to the devastating Beirut Port explosion on August 4, is now feared to …
globalresearch.ca/lebanon-next-us-nato-h…

The BIGGEST housing takeover in the U.S.! Positive Leftist News!
MEXIE | mronline.org | 2020-10-04
The BIGGEST housing takeover in the U.S.! Positive Leftist News! September 2020…
mronline.org/2020/10/04/the-biggest-hous…

Trump's Turn From Immigration to the Enemy Within
Ryan Devereaux | zcomm.org | 2020-10-04
Trump's shift from demonizing immigrants to targeting leftists is straight out of the fascist playbook…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumps-turn-from-i…

'System is broken beyond belief': UK to deny asylum to migrants who enter country through 'illegal routes,' home secretary says
rt.com | 2020-10-04
The UK will turn away migrants who pay for passage to the country or are deemed ineligible for claiming asylum status, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced as part of an initiative aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration | In an interview with the Sunday Times, Patel revealed that the government would soon be introducing a two-tier system in which migrants are denied entry if they hire criminal gangs to smuggle them to Britain's shores, or if…
rt.com/uk/502512-uk-illegal-migrants-pat…

Israel defense minister accuses Turkey of working against peace efforts and 'supporting regional aggression'
rt.com | 2020-10-04
Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz has said Turkey's actions "pushes away from stability" in the region and argued "international pressure" must be used to "make sure they are pulling their hands from direct terrorism." | Speaking on a conference call put together by The Arab Council for Regional Integration, Gantz accused Turkey, a country Israel has a trade relationship with, of helping to destabilize the region and working against peace efforts, including Tel-Aviv's September deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was brokered by the US. | Countries like Iran, Turkey, and Palestine have opposed th…
rt.com/news/502535-israel-gantz-turkey-a…

Israel defense minister accuses Turkey of working against peace efforts and 'supporting regional aggression'
rt.com | 2020-10-04
Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz has said Turkey's actions "pushes away from stability" in the region and argued "international pressure" must be used to "make sure they are pulling their hands from direct terrorism." | Speaking on a conference call put together by The Arab Council for Regional Integration, Gantz accused Turkey, a country Israel has a trade relationship with, of helping to destabilize the region and working against peace efforts, including Tel-Aviv's September deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was brokered by the US. | Countries like Iran, Turkey, and Palestine have opposed th…
rt.com/news/502535-israel-gantz-turkey-a…

Beyond Obama and Bernie
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-04
Future NBA Owner Barack Obama: "Voting is the Most Important Action We Can Take" One of the Democratic Party's main missions is to keep people off the streets no matter how urgent it is for the masses to flood the nation's roads, sidewalks, town halls and public plazas. As failed state America sinker further into…
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Germany's Extra-Parliamentary Corona Investigative Commission Launching a Class Action Suit Against Corona Criminals
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-04
Germany is again in the forefront in fighting the devastating, unjustified, illegal, economy-destructive, people debilitating and outright genocidal — Corona Measures. The German COVID-19 Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee — in German — ACU — German acronym for Ausserparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss…
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Senate Democrats' leader Schumer slams idea of virtual hearing for SCOTUS pick – but not all the other virtual Senate hearings
rt.com | 2020-10-04
"A virtual hearing is virtually no hearing at all," the New York Senator says, suggesting the decision on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett should be postponed, despite Senate already using the practice throughout pandemic. | "If it's not safe for the Senate to meet in session, it's not safe for the hearings to go forward," Chuck Schumer said at a Sunday press conference. | The Senate has already cancelled meetings this week due to several senators, including two on the judiciary committee, revealing they are positive for Covid-19. | The idea of virtual hearings has been suggested, but Democrats have bee…
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