Daily Archives: October 9, 2020

2020-10-09: News Headlines

Gloria Rubac (2020-10-10). Amid claims of racism, another federal execution set. workers.org The federal government has just set its eighth execution for 2020. U.S. Attorney General William Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of Orlando Cordia Hall for Nov. 19 in Tennessee. If carried out, this would place federal executions ahead of those by the states for . . . |

Vijay Prashad — John Ross (2020-10-09). Why America's Economic War on China is Failing. counterpunch.org After Trump announced the tariffs against a wide range of Chinese imports, the Chinese government formally took up the matter through the WTO's dispute mechanism. After considerable study, the WTO came back with a verdict. On September 15, 2020, a three-person WTO panel found that the U.S. had violated the provisions of the 1994 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the treaty that established the WTO. This was a serious defeat for the United States.

Joshua Cho (2020-10-09). Evidence-free 'lab leak' speculation boosts Trump's Xenophobic approach to Coronavirus. mronline.org Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China has been the target of relentless hostile and racist media coverage, depicting the country as a uniquely nefarious source of disease (FAIR.org, 3/24/20, 5/7/20).

Alan Macleod (2020-10-09). Critics Say New Iran Sanctions Designed To "Choke off Humanitarian Exports" Amid Pandemic. mintpressnews.com The Trump administration's new sanctions on Iran are so wide-reaching that many fear they are meant to directly harm the Iranian people as they struggle to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-09). US Sanctions: Weapons of War by Other Means on Targeted Nations. globalresearch.ca When unilaterally imposed by one nation on others, sanctions have no legal validity. | Along with color revolutions, old-fashioned coups, and assassinations, US sanctions are a favored tactic. | When imposed, they're all about seeking to weaken nations economically. | They also aim …

Editor (2020-10-09). Surviving the Pandemic In a Broken Country. scheerpost.com The National Guard / CC BY 2.0] By Frida Berrigan / TomDispatch After all these months and 210,000 deaths, you'd think I'd be used to it all, but I'm not. It doesn't seem even a little normal yet. I'm still full of absences, missing so much I used to take for granted: hugs and handshakes, rooms crowded for funerals and weddings, potluck dinners and house parties. I miss browsing the stacks at the… |

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-10-09). Four Years Ago, US Bombs Killed Hundreds at a Yemeni Funeral. Those Bombs Are Still Used Today. mintpressnews.com The bombing of the Al Kubra Funeral Hall was the deadliest single attack in Yemen's six-year war, but it wasn't the first Saudi attack on a civilian target using American weapons, nor was it the last.

Alan Macleod (2020-10-09). World Bank: Up to 150 Million More People Will Live in Extreme Poverty by 2021. mintpressnews.com The convergence of the coronavirus, combined with global conflict and climate change has put the goal of ending global poverty by 2030 virtually out of sight.

Staff (2020-10-09). Netflix's "American Murder" misses story of Indigenous women murdered in oil fields. therealnews.com In this week's Climate Crisis News Roundup, a closer look at a popular Netflix movie. And while Mike Pence downplayed climate change in the debate, Indiana faces dire climate threats as the Amazon turns into a savanna.

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-09). Armenia and Russia Are Sending Each Other Strong Signals Through the CSTO. globalresearch.ca OneWorld is publishing the original English-language version of Andrew Korybko's analysis on the titular topic that was first released in Russian at the Moscow-Baku information portal. | *** | Armenia's decision to skip next week's CSTO drills in Belarus and the bloc's …

Evo Morales (2020-10-09). We're Still Fighting the Multinationals Who Drove the Coup. zcomm.org The period since the military coup in November has been marked by repression, massacres of dozens of trade unionists and indigenous activists, and attempts to ban MAS from standing in the presidential election…

Kenny Stancil (2020-10-09). US Labor Unions File UN Complaint Accusing Trump Administration of 'Outrageous' Violations of Workers' Rights. zcomm.org Covid-19 "has demonstrated that not only is the U.S. violating workers' rights, but those violations are resulting in people dying."

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Philippe Charlier, Leandro Varison (2020-10-10). [Correspondence] Is COVID-19 being used as a weapon against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil? thelancet.com To corroborate the Editors'1 appeal for Indigenous Peoples' right to self-determination as fundamental to ensure their health, we wish to draw attention to the dire situation faced by Indigenous populations in the Amazon, and mainly in Brazil.

Alice Blukacz, Baltica Cabieses (2020-10-10). [Correspondence] COVID-19: leaving no one behind in Latin America. thelancet.com The pledge to leave no one behind has been essential in making the plight of refugees more visible1 and in highlighting the need to include migrants and refugees in national health-care systems.

Alexandre E Malek, Issam I Raad, Elias Jabbour (2020-10-10). [Correspondence] Cancer and COVID-19. thelancet.com Nicole Kuderer and colleagues1 identified several independent prognostic factors to be conferring an increased risk of 30-day all-cause mortality: increased age, male sex, being a former smoker, multiple medical comorbidities, high Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status score (‚â•2), and an active cancer. However, haematological malignancies, instead of increasing 30-day all-cause mor ≠tality, were associated with severe clinical outcomes, intensive care unit admissions, and meeting composite severe illness endpoints.

Wesley M Durand, Alan H Daniels (2020-10-10). [Clinical Picture] C4 root compression leads to phrenic nerve palsy with shortness of breath, chest pain, and elevated hemidiaphragm. thelancet.com A 50-year-old man presented to our emergency department complaining of sudden onset of shortness of breath and pain in the back of his right shoulder. Notably, he did not report any neck pain, numbness, or weakness in his arms or legs; he had no abdominal pain or fever.

Natalie S Shenker, Aleksandra Wesolowska, Johannes B van Goudoever, Sushma Nangia, Daniel Klotz (2020-10-10). [Correspondence] Undermining breastfeeding will not alleviate the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com Breastfeeding offers numerous immunological, developmental, and psychological advantages to the infant—mother dyad. The risks posed to infant and maternal health through any loss of support for breastfeeding mean that public health messaging during the COVID-19 pandemic should be careful. As academic leads of human milk banks, we are acutely aware of the importance of understanding the risks posed by novel infectious pathogens in human milk and the mitigation of risk to susceptible infants.

The Lancet (2020-10-10). [Editorial] Mental health: time to invest in quality. thelancet.com The theme of this year's World Mental Health Day, on Oct 10, is increased investment in mental health. Why invest, and why now? The answer is simple. At the best of times, good mental health is needed for a society to thrive. During a pandemic, good mental health is more important than ever. Without a focus on mental health, any response to COVID-19 will be deficient, reducing individual and societal resilience, and impeding social, economic, and cultural recovery.

Brian Callender, Shirlene Obuobi, M K Czerwiec, Ian Williams (2020-10-10). [Perspectives] COVID-19, comics, and the visual culture of contagion. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic is inescapable. From curtailing our daily social and professional interactions, locking down or physically distancing our communities, and drawing our anxious attention to daily updates of international case and death statistics, the lived experience of the pandemic is at once personal, local, and global. It is also a shared experience that emphasises, through the pandemic's pervasive disruption, the social interactions and behaviours that define our shared world. One cultural response to the disruption and uncertainty during an infectious disease outbreak is the construction of what Priscil…

Jessica P Cerdeña, Marie V Plaisime, Jennifer Tsai (2020-10-10). [Viewpoint] From race-based to race-conscious medicine: how anti-racist uprisings call us to act. thelancet.com The brutalisation of Jacob Blake and murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless others—coupled with horrifying statistics about the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities—have forced the USA and the world to reckon with how structural racism conditions survival. Although clinicians often imagine themselves as beneficent caregivers, it is increasingly clear that medicine is not a stand-alone institution immune to racial inequities, but rather is an institution of structural racism.

Daniele Piovani, Stefanos Bonovas (2020-10-10). [Correspondence] Study of critically ill patients with COVID-19 in New York City. thelancet.com Cummings and colleagues1 reported the epidemiology, clinical course, and outcomes of 257 critically ill adults with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 admitted to two hospitals in New York City. The primary outcome was the rate of in-hospital death, and each patient had at least 28 days of observation. The authors report that, as of April 28, 2020, 101 (39%) of 257 patients had died, 94 (37%) remained hospitalised, four (2%) were transferred to another hospital, and 58 (23%) were discharged alive. Surprisingly, the authors show in figure 1 of their Article1 a cumulative incidence of in-hospital death of approximately…

Nicole M Kuderer, Elizabeth Wulff-Burchfield, Samuel M Rubinstein, Petros Grivas, Jeremy L Warner (2020-10-10). [Correspondence] Cancer and COVID-19 — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Dimitrios Moris and col ≠leagues and Alexandre Malek and colleagues for their insightful commentary about the CCC19 study findings.1 We value the opportunity to further characterise mortality outcomes beyond our initial report.1…

Matthew J Cummings, Max R O'Donnell (2020-10-10). [Correspondence] Study of critically ill patients with COVID-19 in New York City — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We agree with Daniele Piovani and Stephanos Bonovas that informative censoring, if present, could represent a potential source of bias in the survival analyses in our Article.1 However, sensitivity analysis suggests that any such bias is likely to be minimal.

Richard Lane (2020-10-10). [Perspectives] Barbara Stoll: China Medical Board's charismatic new President. thelancet.com "Taking on a new adventure" is how Barbara Stoll views her recent appointment as President of the China Medical Board (CMB), a US-based philanthropic foundation for health development in China and southeast Asia. "I'm incredibly lucky to be given this opportunity, and will try my best to fill the large shoes of outgoing CMB President Lincoln Chen, who has done an extraordinary job over the past 14 years, building partnerships and extending CMB's reach", she says. It was Chen who helped open Stoll's eyes to the wider world of global health, encouraging her to pursue research opportunities in Bangladesh early in he…

Ràºdiger Groàü, Carina Conzelmann, Janis A Màºller, Frank Reister, Frank Kirchhoff, Jan Màºnch (2020-10-10). [Correspondence] Undermining breastfeeding will not alleviate the COVID-19 pandemic — Authors' reply. thelancet.com In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, questions regarding possible methods of virus transmission, including the safety of breastfeeding by mothers who are infected, are of great importance. We reported1 the detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA (not viral particles, as incorrectly stated by Natalie Shenker and colleagues) in consecutive milk samples from an infected mother and interpreted our findings with the greatest caution. In particular, we did not claim that SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted via contaminated breastmilk or that breastfeeding should be discontinued by mothers with…

Sophie Cousins (2020-10-10). [World Report] 2 ∑5 million more child marriages due to COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com The COVID-19 pandemic's damage to education and the economy could reverse decades of progress on child marriage and pregnancy. Sophie Cousins reports.

Richard Horton (2020-10-10). [Comment] Offline: Reasons for hope. thelancet.com Fatigue. Despair. Misery. Cracks are beginning to appear in our mental resilience. 10 months of this calamity. How much more can we bear? It was always so. When the Bishop of Winchester died of plague in 1626, John Milton issued a searing cry of anguish in his Elegia Tertia. The great poet was just 17 years old, "sad…with no companion, and many sorrows clung to my soul". He sought to commemorate this "grim killing" of a revered literary figure, a "dreadful death, fearsome with her sepulchral torch".

Staff (2020-10-09). Headlines for October 9, 2020. 18.224.45.15 13 Charged in Far-Right Terror Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor & Attack State Capitol, Sickened with COVID-19, Trump Rejects Remote Debate and Plans New Rallies, Trump's Erratic Behavior Sparks Fears over His Physical and Mental Health, House Speaker Pelosi Questions Trump's Fitness as Vice President Pence Returns to D.C., North Dakota Hospitals Fill to Capacity as Coronavirus Cases Surge Nationwide, White House Superspreader Event May Have Exposed Thousands to Coronavirus, Whistleblowing Vaccine Specialist Calls Out Trump's "Reckless and Deadly" Misinformation, Trump Received COVID-19 Drugs Developed Using Huma…

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-09). Removing Trump from Office Attempt 2.0? globalresearch.ca In December 2019, Pelosi-led House Dems showed contempt for the rule of law. | Two articles of impeachment to oust Trump from office were spurious. | Accusing him of abuse of power, they falsely claimed he sought foreign interference from Ukraine in …

CounterSpin (2020-10-09). Mary McCord on Unlawful Militias, Chip Gibbons on Assange Extradition. fair.org Media…

pip.hinman (2020-10-09). Greg Barnes: 'The government must act to help Julian Assange'. greenleft.org.au

Jonathan Cook (2020-10-09). George Monbiot's Excuses for Not Speaking Out Loudly in Defense of Assange Simply Won't Wash. counterpunch.org Faced with a barrage of criticism from some of his followers, George Monbiot, the Guardian's supposedly fearless, leftwing columnist, offered up two extraordinarily feeble excuses this week for failing to provide more than cursory support for Julian Assange over the past month, as the Wikileaks founder has endured extradition hearings in a London courtroom. The

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2020-10-09). Tuesday 11/10: Chris Hedges: The Culture of Despair. indybay.org Online webinar…

Staff (2020-10-09). FBI Foils Right-Wing Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Months After Trump Urged "Liberation" of State. 18.224.45.15 Just months after President Trump tweeted for his supporters to "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" the FBI has foiled an alleged plot to kidnap and take hostage Democratic Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer. Authorities arrested six men Thursday involved in the kidnapping plot, and seven others who were said to be planning to storm the state Capitol in Lansing with the intent of starting a civil war. "It came as a surprise to many, but not necessarily here in Michigan, because the state has a long history of militia and white nationalist ties," says Russ McNamara, a reporter at WDET, Detroit's NPR affiliate. We also speak w…

Staff (2020-10-09). U.N. World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Tackling Hunger Amid War, Pandemic & Climate Crisis. 18.224.45.15 As the World Food Programme wins the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger around the world, we speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, who says the United Nations body is doing vital work around the world. "I couldn't be happier that the World Food Programme won the Nobel Prize for peace, because this hunger pandemic is paralyzing perhaps 2.7 billion people," he says.

_____ (2020-10-09). Trump Administration Imposes Crushing New Sanctions On Iran. popularresistance.org The Trump administration on Thursday imposed a new, crushing round of sanctions that virtually blacklists Iran's entire financial sector – raising concerns it will cut off the country's ability to import humanitarian goods like food and medicine. | Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said in a statement that the sanctions, which target 18 banks and penalize foreign institutions that do business with them, are part of efforts to cut down on "illicit access to U.S. dollars" and won't stifle humanitarian efforts.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-10-09). Roaming Charges: A Fly in the Anointment. counterpunch.org A return to normalcy, you say? Normalcy brought us the Iraq War, torture, assassination by drone, 607 billionaires & 600k homeless, the gutting of welfare, warrantless wiretaps, militarized police, the war on drugs, globalized fracking, the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico & an atmospheric C02 level of 411.08 ppm and rising. Screw normalcy.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-09). "For Che, the revolution was intrinsically international" peoplesdispatch.org Marxist intellectual Aijaz Ahmad talks to Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research about Che Guevara, the iconic revolutionary. He talks about his internationalism and his role as an emissary of the revolution across the world. Professor Ahmad also reflects on Che's idea of what a revolution does, and his pursuit of a society which overcomes the distortions capitalism introduces to human nature. | On October 9, 2020, the anniversary of Che Guevara's assassination, nearly 20 publishers across the world are releasing a free e-book with two of Che's iconic works, Socialism and Man in Cuba (1965…

Eve Ottenberg (2020-10-09). Fascism's Twisted Take on Climate Change. counterpunch.org The climate catastrophe has caught fascism's evil eye. First it spawned eco-fascism, a creed founded on lies about immigrants and population control. More people migrating to first world countries, eco-fascists say, means more people with outsized carbon footprints. Better for those immigrants to stay home, having less climate impact, than coming here to indulge in

Staff (2020-10-09). Is it time to talk about armed self-defense for Black people? therealnews.com Is there a place for armed self-defense among Black freedom fighters today? Jacqueline Luqman talks history and strategy with Dr. Akinyele Umoja.

Robert Penner (2020-10-09). Killer cop let off the hook for a third time in Milwaukee. liberationnews.org Liberation News eyewitness to massive state repression of protest against racist police terror.

Bruce Lerro (2020-10-09). "Totalitarian" Anti-Communism: Loaded Language Straight Out of CIA, Neo-Con Playbook. dissidentvoice.org ORIENTATION Forms of language manipulation As most of us know, verbal language is both a tool and a weapon. Verbal language allows our species to talk about the past and the future. It allows us to label mental and physical illnesses and provides us with diagnosis and prognosis. It allows us to communicate more precisely …

Vijay Prashad (2020-10-09). When confronted by us hungry bellies, the imperialists reach for their guns. mronline.org The United States government was furious about the 'irresponsible extravagances' in Nkrumah's book and decided to punish him by refusing to allow $300 million in short-term aid to cover the costs of importing food.

Anthony DiMaggio (2020-10-09). The Case Against Social Media: Mass Misinformation in the Covid-19 Era. counterpunch.org Americans are now witnessing a new era of conspiracy mongering and fake news via the rise of the fringe "QAnon" movement, among a plethora of paranoid claims that Covid-19 is an elite-fueled hoax and that it was secretly created by powerful people working in the shadows.

MEE staff (2020-10-09). World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize. middleeasteye.net World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize | UN body given award for its efforts in combating hunger globally | Fri, 10/09/2020 – 10: 04 | A child suffering from severe malnutrition is measured at a WFP treatment centre in the Yemeni capital Sanaa (AFP) | The World Food Programme has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts in fighting to end world hunger. | The WFP, a United Nations agency, has be…

Staff (2020-10-09). Breaking: Another cop charged with assault, another example of a broken system. therealnews.com The latest charges against a Baltimore police officer for assault and misconduct highlight the inability of police to police themselves. And we analyze the exceptional privileges afforded to officers by a special set of laws: the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill Of Rights.

Staff (2020-10-09). Is it time to talk about armed-self defense for Black people? therealnews.com Is there a place for armed self-defense among Black freedom fighters today? Jacqueline Luqman talks history and strategy with Dr. Akinyele Umoja.

Daniel Beaumont (2020-10-09). The Most Important Patient In The World. counterpunch.org So he was dubbed by many commentators on TV and the Internet. Finally a large number of independent thinkers agreed with something the patient has long known. He is the most important something in the world. The vortex we've lived in since—was it January or February?—that downward spiral grew and accelerated last Thursday. The pace

John Feffer (2020-10-09). Nukes and North Korea: a New Direction. counterpunch.org North Korea's acquisition of nuclear weapons has changed the nuclear balance in Northeast Asia. But it hasn't altered the way politicians and diplomats approach the question of arms control and disarmament in the region. The debate among influencers continues to revolve around two versions of "more of the same." Containment advocates argue that North Korea

Alex MacDonald (2020-10-09). Turkish prosecutors seek 'aggravated' life sentence for philanthropist Osman Kavala. middleeasteye.net Turkish prosecutors seek 'aggravated' life sentence for philanthropist Osman Kavala | New indictment also targets American academic Henri Barkey as conspirator in 2016 coup attempt | Fri, 10/09/2020 – 07: 30 | A journalist stands in front of a poster featuring jailed businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala during a press conference of his lawyers (AFP) | Turkish prosecutors are seeking an "a…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-10-09). Black Lives Should Always Matter: Delinking Social Justice from Seasonal US Politics. counterpunch.org After viewing the first US Presidential debate on September 29, one is left with no doubt about the degenerating political discourse among America's ruling elites. Following the debate between US President, Donald Trump, and Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, most analyses focused mainly on the personal insults and name-calling, which, deservedly, earned the event the

Lawrence Ware — Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (2020-10-09). Debatable: Can Kamala Harris Tell Us Anything About the Politics of Ava DuVernay? counterpunch.org I can't believe that it was just last year that Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" was the thing that Black folks were watching and discussing on social media. We laughed, we cried, we felt righteous indignation at the way those young men were treated, and immeasurable gratitude for the filmmaker who put their stories

Brian Cloughley (2020-10-09). Britain is on the Skids, Economically and Morally. counterpunch.org Countless millions in Britain are suffering economically and/or medically from the effects of the government's erratic whack-a-mole approach to the Covid-19 crisis. On the other hand, criminal gangs and some very rich citizens have prospered greatly from the effects of the pandemic, and morally it is difficult to draw a line between these elements of the

Rob Urie (2020-10-09). Power and Class in the 21st Century. counterpunch.org The preeminence of capitalism, with various agglomerations of economically captured states, nominally private institutions such as corporations, and so-called markets, represents fundamentally different form and function of Western societies than existed only a few short decades ago. The singular nature of this organization, along with the sense that it represents a relatively fixed and external

James McFadden (2020-10-09). Did Someone at Deutsche Bank Leak Trump's Tax Returns? counterpunch.org With the initial brouhaha surrounding the leak of Trump's tax returns fading, including finger pointing at the IRS and talk of criminal charges, has anyone stopped to consider whether someone other than the IRS leaked the documents? There seems to be two criteria to consider in identifying the leaker. First, who had "access" to Trump's

Shatha Hammad (2020-10-09). Israel's school demolition order leaves Palestinian children in limbo. middleeasteye.net Israel's school demolition order leaves Palestinian children in limbo | The EU-supported project in Ramallah has seen daily intimidation by settlers and serves 50 students | Fri, 10/09/2020 – 10: 03 | Palestinian children from the primary school in Ras al-Tin, eastern Ramallah, that is facing demolition (Shatha Hammad) | An Israeli court rejected on Thursday an appeal against the demolition of an E…

Becky Grant (2020-10-09). It's a Sink or Swim Year for CounterPunch. counterpunch.org CounterPunch was born as a tiny, hand-copied and folded newsletter. Fast forward from those humble beginnings, when Alexander Cockburn and Ken Silverstein were at the helm, to now and you'll see the incredible evolution of CounterPunch. Our shiny, brand new website is not an excessive luxury. It's a necessity to keep up with the frenetic pace of the ever-changing digital realm, so we can continue to disseminate CounterPunch to as many people as possible.

_____ (2020-10-09). Systemic Racism At Wells Fargo & Microsoft. strategic-culture.org Rod DREHER | Here's a letter the US Labor Department sent to Wells Fargo recently. (I had to screenshot it in parts, which is why it's broken up here): | The Labor Department sent a similar letter to Microsoft: | There is no chance at all that a Biden administration Labor Department would investigate major corporations for anti-white discrimination. Keep that in mind. Naturally, there has been negative press coverage.

Anand Naidoo (2020-10-09). The Heat: U.S. vice presidential debate. america.cgtn.com The two U.S. vice presidential candidates take the debate stage. Plus President Trump pulls out of the next presidential debate.

T.J. Coles (2020-10-09). How Boris Johnson Killed Tens of Thousands of Britons: The First Four Months. counterpunch.org Epidemiologists agree that if swift and effective measures are put in place early, COVID-19 infects and kills fewer people. Johnson's response was neither swift nor effective. Having a "particularly extreme form of capitalism," Britain was already disadvantaged when it came to facing a pandemic. By May, 60,000 people in the UK had died: by far

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-09). Che Guevara and the building of socialist consciousness. peoplesdispatch.org Helen Yaffe, the author of the book, Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution,talks about Che's role in building institutions in Cuba following the revolution. She looks at how he grappled with the question of building a new consciousness and changing the way people think. She talks about the innumerable experiments Che and his comrades undertook in the process of developing a model that liberated people from capitalism. | On October 9, 2020, the anniversary of Che Guevara's assassination, nearly 20 publishers across the world are releasing a free e-book with two of Che's iconic works, Socialism and Man in Cuba (…

Green Left (2020-10-09). For an egalitarian, cooperative road to an ecosocialist future. zcomm.org The time to stop capitalism from destroying our common future is running out. The need to build this mass movement for change means we urgently need to build ecosocialist organisations and global networks that can unite their impact.

Lawrence Reichard (2020-10-09). Nixon's Ghost Stalks the White House. counterpunch.org On Thursday President Trump called Fox Business News and ranted for an hour, during which time he twice called Senator and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris a monster and four times called her a communist. No one calls anyone a communist anymore. The accusation du jour is socialist, not communist. The accusation of communism has

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-09). What does it take to portray Che today? peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad talks to Tings Chak on the iconography of Che Guevara. Tings, who designed the cover of the book 'Che', talks about the process of portraying the revolutionary today…

Ted Snider (2020-10-09). While No One Was Looking: America, Guyana, and Venezuela. globalresearch.ca On March 2, 2020, the people of Guyana went to the polls. According to the Carter Center, at first things went really well. And then they didn't. At the close of the day, President David Granger had been re-elected. But, …

WSWS (2020-10-09). Zimbabwean teachers refuse to work as government reopens schools without COVID-19 protection. wsws.org Teachers are demanding that as frontline workers they should have regular testing, adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), and risk allowances before they are prepared to start work again.

_____ (2020-10-09). Weekly News Review: 3rd — 9th October. truepublica.org.uk Editors Weekly Poke We are now inside the last three months of 2020 and Britain sits on the precipice of an almighty cliff that will forever change the nature and character of our country if bad decisions are made. Unfortunately, these decisions are in the hands of people with a track record of moral bankruptcy, …

WSWS (2020-10-09). Los Angeles school district uses COVID-19 testing to accelerate back-to-school drive. wsws.org The Los Angeles Unified School District finished its trial phase of coronavirus testing and will begin implementing larger scale testing in preparation for a return to in-person learning as early as November.

WSWS (2020-10-09). SUNY Cortland pauses in-person instruction after outbreak of COVID-19. wsws.org After recording 101 positive cases of coronavirus in less than two weeks, SUNY Cortland became the third SUNY school to temporarily switch to online instruction for two weeks.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-10-09). Video: "Contact Tracing", A Certified Contact Tracer Exposes the Truth. globalresearch.ca On July 2nd, 2008, former US President Barack Obama spoke to an enthusiastic crowd in Colorado Springs, Colorado about expanding a "civilian national security force" to meet national security goals in areas from education, healthcare to saving the environment. | He …

Ethan Yang (2020-10-09). The Constitutional Reckoning of State Lockdown Orders. globalresearch.ca On October 3rd In …

John C. A. Manley (2020-10-09). Everybody's Favourite COVID Jester Makes a Big Math Blunder. globalresearch.ca In his recent Imitating a spokesperson of unclear affiliation, with tape on his glasses and a psychedelic T-shirt, JP starts off …

Fight Back (2020-10-09). Wisconsin: Mass arrests, tear gas, National Guard used against protesters. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Protests in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa ramped up over the past two nights. On October 7, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm ruled that although the shooting death of Alvin Cole in February was not justified, Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah would not face charges for the murder. Mensah is also responsible for the murders of Antonio Gonzales and Jay Anderson. Chisholm was the district attorney who filed no charges in each of those cases, as well as six other instances of killer cops in and around Milwaukee. | Immediately after the announcement, protesters took to the stre…

Prof. Bill Willers (2020-10-09). Evidence that the Face Mask does not Impede Viral Transmission. globalresearch.ca Dr. Redfield: | I made it a point to watch you after seeing Wisconsin's Chief Medical Officer and Epidemiologist, Dr. Ryan Westergaard, "Now the science is in. [Because of] recent studies with large numbers …

WSWS (2020-10-09). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Thousands of South African workers held a nationwide strike Wednesday, while the PCS union ended the stoppage at the Tate art galley's commercial arm after 42 days of strike action, with a deal that includes job losses.

WSWS (2020-10-09). Fed officials warn of "recessionary dynamic" setting in. wsws.org The overriding concern of the Fed is that unless more stimulus is provided the measures it has taken to bailout Wall Street, amounting to trillions of dollars, will not be sufficient.

William Hawes and Jason Holland (2020-10-09). Nobody for President: Voting Legitimizes a Fraudulent Democracy. dissidentvoice.org Here's a bit of food for thought about why you should not, we repeat, should not, vote for anyone in November. Now, unlike the rabid pro-voters, there is no intention on our part to "vote-shame" those that choose to vote. If you really feel that strongly about voting, that's fine and that's your prerogative, have …

WSWS (2020-10-09). One-day nationwide strike against South African ANC government. wsws.org The mass walkout is part of a broader wave of struggles by workers in recent months that have seen repeated actions by healthcare workers, municipal workers, bus drivers, teachers and workers in meat processing plants, steel works and warehouses.

Yanis Iqbal (2020-10-09). Colombia Covid Lockdown: Collapse of Healthcare, Social Crisis, Poverty. globalresearch.ca As the confirmed Coronavirus cases in Colombia

Lisa Jane Waters (2020-10-09). Removal of "Form 5 Cremation Certificate" for U.K. Deaths Relating to COVID-19. Under Britain's "Coronavirus Act" globalresearch.ca As we head in to winter watch death statistic manipulation go into overdrive, check out this " Did you know that the UK Government have removed

Catherine Austin Fitts (2020-10-09). "Reimagine and Reset Our World": "COVID-19, The Great Reset" by Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret. globalresearch.ca "In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One." ~ Yakov Smirnoff | Professor Klaus Schwab founded and runs the World Economic …

WSWS (2020-10-09). The impact of "herd immunity" on youth and students in the US. wsws.org The unbridled spread of COVID-19 is not the fault of a relatively small number of students, but is a direct consequence of the criminal policies of the American ruling class.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-09). Protests rage in Indonesia against anti-worker "omnibus law", hundreds arrested. peoplesdispatch.org An alliance of trade unions, environmental groups and students' movements have launched an indefinite protest across against the sweeping changes to labor and environmental laws…

WSWS (2020-10-09). Research into black holes awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. wsws.org Black holes are one of the most esoteric predictions of the general theory of relativity and they play a key role in galactic evolution across the Universe.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-09). Iran says fresh US sanctions on banking sector are an attempt "to starve its people" peoplesdispatch.org On Thursday, the US treasury department blacklisted 18 major Iranian banks in the latest assault as part of its so-called maximum pressure campaign against the country…

Editor (2020-10-09). Shocking Link Found Between Air Pollution and Alzheimer's. scheerpost.com sanpani / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] Environmental Research has published a new study carried out Lilian Calderón-Garcidueña at the University of Montana and a team of international researchers that sheds light on the possible damage dirty air can have on our brains. The researchers found copious amounts of nanoparticles linked to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's… |

Fight Back (2020-10-09). Chicago: Now is the time for real community control of police. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Mayor Lori Lightfoot has made it official: she will not support any form of police reform that takes any power from her office. She declared the "negotiations have broken down" with aldermen who supported a proposal called the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA) because they insisted on giving it the power to set policy for the Chicago Police Department. The CCPSA would add a convoluted layer of bureaucracy over the already broken system of 'oversight.' | Desmon Yancy, staff coordinator of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA), the author of the CCPSA…

Hubert Moolman (2020-10-09). A Big Move In Silver: Watch The Currency Markets. globalresearch.ca The USD/ZAR chart has been a good predictor for silver rallies. Similar to the Below, is …

Steve Watson (2020-10-09). Over 6000 Scientists, Doctors Sign Anti-lockdown Petition. globalresearch.ca Over six thousand scientists and doctors have signed a petition against coronavirus lockdown measures, urging that those not in the at risk category should be able to get on with their lives as normal, and that lockdown rules in both …

Pepe Escobar (2020-10-09). The Limits of Chinese Power. US-China Relations Hinge Upon the 2020 Presidential Election. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Trump 2.0 essentially would turbo-charge its bet on decoupling, aiming to squeeze "malign" China on a multiple Hybrid War front, undermine the Chinese trade surplus, co-opt large swathes of Asia, while …

WSWS (2020-10-09). The Michigan conspiracy, Trump, and the 2020 election. wsws.org Donald Trump is engaged in a plot to deploy fascist militia to overturn the outcome of the election. The working class must demand answers in order to expose and stop the conspiracy.

Global Research News (2020-10-09). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-09). Prominent Hirak protester Yacine Mebarki sentenced to 10 years in jail in Algeria. peoplesdispatch.org Yacine Mebarki is the latest in a long line of Hirak protesters and supporters, and journalists to face the wrath of the Algerian establishment. He has been charged with inciting atheism and undermining national unity…

John W. Whitehead (2020-10-09). John Lennon at 80: One Man Against the Deep State "Monster" dissidentvoice.org You gotta remember, establishment, it's just a name for evil. The monster doesn't care whether it kills all the students or whether there's a revolution. It's not thinking logically, it's out of control. — John Lennon (1969) John Lennon, born 80 years ago on October 9, 1940, was a musical genius and pop cultural icon. …

WSWS (2020-10-09). Indonesian workers strike against new, pro-business legislation. wsws.org The bill, pushed through parliament on Monday, is a significant attack on workers' conditions and livelihoods.

WSWS (2020-10-09). No relief for unemployed in sight as 840,000 in US file new jobless claims. wsws.org Airlines began mass layoffs and furloughs this week as new claims for unemployment remain at historically unprecedented levels amidst ever widening destitution.

WSWS (2020-10-09). As COVID-19 infection rates skyrocket, hundreds of Missouri schoolchildren quarantined. wsws.org October 10 is the last day residents of the state qualify for extended unemployment benefits.

news.un (2020-10-09). UN World Food Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. news.un.org The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions across the world — often in extremely dangerous and hard-to-access conditions — has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Alastair Crooke (2020-10-09). Ep 187 Don't Avert Your Gaze From the Abyss feat Alastair Crooke. thealtworld.com

Richard McNeil Willson (2020-10-09). Are far right groups just about spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation? zcomm.org Research finds that far right tactics are less about misinformation than looking for community support by highlighting societal inequalities…

Danna Smith (2020-10-09). Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change. zcomm.org The Southern U.S. is now the world's largest producer and exporter of wood pellets. Under the guise of "renewable energy," the voracious European demand for wood pellets has put forests and communities in this region at increased risk.

Rob Okun (2020-10-09). An Election Letter to White Male Boomers. zcomm.org If we're to make good on the promise of the sixties' best days, we have to step up now in these perilous ones…

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (2020-10-09). Philly Activists Reclaim 50 Vacant Houses. zcomm.org Activists create a Model for Organizing as Mass Evictions Loom…

_____ (2020-10-09). Protest Over Arrest Of Pregnant Woman Enters Seventh Day. popularresistance.org A protest in front of City Hall in Kansas City over the arrest of a pregnant Black woman entered its seventh day on Thursday. | Demonstrators have camped out in front of City Hall after videos circulated showing a white Kansas City police officer kneeling on the back of a Black pregnant woman during her arrest last week. | The protesters are demanding Police Chief Richard Smith resign and want the officer involved to be fired. They are also calling for the city to redistribute 50 percent of the department's budget to social services to help the Black community, according to The Associated Press.

_____ (2020-10-09). Insulin Copay Caps Fall Short, Fuel Underground Exchanges. popularresistance.org Denver – D.j. Mattern had her Type 1 diabetes under control until COVID's economic upheaval cost her husband his hotel maintenance job and their health coverage. The 42-year-old Denver woman suddenly faced insulin's exorbitant list price — anywhere from $125 to $450 per vial — just as their household income shrank. | She scrounged extra insulin from friends, and her doctor gave her a couple of samples. But as she rationed her supplies, her blood sugar rose so high her glucose monitor couldn't even register a number. In June, she was hospitalized.

_____ (2020-10-09). Pandemic Could Push Up To 150 Million Into 'Extreme Poverty' By 2021. popularresistance.org Amid findings that the combined wealth of the planet's billionaires skyrocketed to $10.2 trillion during the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank warned Wednesday that the public health crisis could cause global extreme poverty to rise for the first time in over two decades and push tens of millions of people into that category by next year. | "Between 88 million and 115 million people could fall back into extreme poverty as a result of the pandemic, with an additional increase of between 23 million and 35 million in 2021, potentially bringing the total number of new people living in extreme poverty to between 11…

_____ (2020-10-09). Google Contractor Moving Work From Pittsburgh To Poland To Bust Union. popularresistance.org Pittsburgh, PA -Today the NLRB charged Google Contractor HCL with moving work from Pittsburgh to Poland, citing that the move was a way to bust the newly formed Pittsburgh Association of Tech Professionals. | The NLRB Region 6, based in Pittsburgh, charged HCL with breaking labor law and refusing to negotiate a bargain in good faith with the Pittsburgh Association of Tech Professionals. Most egregiously, the NLRB charged HCL with moving work to lower-paid tech workers in Krakow, Poland.

_____ (2020-10-09). Portland: DA Declines To Prosecute 70% Of Portland Protest Cases. popularresistance.org Portland police have referred almost 1,000 protest-related cases to the Multnomah District Attorney's Office since late May and prosecutors have declined to file charges in nearly 70 percent of them, according to an online tracking dashboard unveiled Wednesday. | Prosecutors have so far fielded 974 criminal cases against people in the ongoing demonstrations against racial injustice and police use of force. | They have dropped 666 of them without filing charges, data provided by the office shows.

_____ (2020-10-09). Solidarity, Direct Action, And Self-Determination: Kasa Invisível. popularresistance.org The Zapatistas have said the best solidarity anyone can offer is to start their own social centers, projects, movements, and revolutions wherever they are based. In Belo Horizonte, the capital city of the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil, a collective called Kasa Invisível (Portuguese for "Invisible House") has heeded that proposal, and hopes to inspire you to do the same. | The three formerly abandoned houses now occupied by this autonomous, anti-capitalist collective serve as a home for people in need, a social and cultural center for the community, and a meeting and organizing space for anti-author…

_____ (2020-10-09). AFRICOM: Deadly Deception. popularresistance.org On October 1, 2007, the United States under the presidency of George W. Bush and the military leadership of the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, launched the Africa Command (AFRICOM). The command was based in Stuttgart, Germany. In the same vein as the 1884/85 Berlin Conference, AFRICOM was a wholly external concoction to be imposed on Africans without their input or consent. In fact, when African leaders first heard of the establishment of an African command, they overwhelmingly rejected its intent to expand U.S. military presence on the African continent.

Women's March (2020-10-09). Saturday 10/17: Women's March: Nationwide Marches & Actions to Honor RBG, #GOTV & Rise Against Trump! indybay.org Women's March: online actions & socially distant in-person events across the country…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2020-10-09). Tuesday 10/13: Lama Rod Owens: Love and Rage. indybay.org Online webinar…

Women's March Action (2020-10-09). Tuesday 10/13: The Truth About Voting By Mail: Your Right to Vote Safely During COVID & the 2020 Election. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Direct Action Everywhere (2020-10-09). Friday 10/16: Community Discussion on Latinx Issues & Animal Agriculture. indybay.org Online. Email me for the link.

Women's March SF & others (2020-10-09). Friday 10/16: California Ballot Initiative Forum w/ Women's March SF & Others. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Dan Bacher (2020-10-09). As oil drilling expands, Newsom pledges to 'conserve' 30% of land and coastal waters by 2030. indybay.org Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy criticized Newsom for failing to deliver on climate change while his administration has issued over 2,600 oil and gas drilling permits this year so far. | "Governor Newsom needs to go back to the drawing board and tackle the state's biggest polluters head-on," said Nagy. "We're losing patience with his lack of meaningful action."

Piedmont Diversity Film Series (2020-10-09). Wednesday 10/14: Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Film: 'Waging Change'. indybay.org Zoom from your own home…

Moms4Housing (2020-10-09). Moms 4 Housing Announces Future of Moms House. indybay.org Moms Joined by Oakland City Council Members, Labor Council and Oakland Community Land Trust…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2020-10-09). Tuesday 10/20: Kimberly Jones: I'm Not Dying With You Tonight. indybay.org Online webinar…

Labor Video Project (2020-10-09). Striking AHS SEIU 1021 & CNA Workers Hear Alameda Supervisors Promise To Fire AHS Bosses. indybay.org Hundreds of striking SEIU 1021 & CNA AHS workers rallied at the Alameda County Building to protest the union busting tactics of this group that runs the Alameda public health system. Two County supervisors promised to remove them from running the public healthcare system…

Disability Rights CA (2020-10-09). Tuesday 10/13: Your Right to Vote, Voice Your Choice! Webinar (Disability Rights CA). indybay.org Online webinar…

LWVSF (2020-10-09). League of Women Voters Launches Essential Voter Resources to Help San Franciscans Vote. indybay.org Online programs, events, and materials continue LWVSF's 100-year tradition of nonpartisan voter services, despite the pandemic.

WSWS Repost (2020-10-09). Harris refuses to oppose Trump's planned 2020 election coup. indybay.org The Democratic candidate was asked what her party's response would be to Trump seeking to remain in office in defiance of the voters.

LWVSF (2020-10-09). League of Women Voters Launches Essential Voter Resources to Help San Franciscans Vote in. indybay.org Online programs, events, and materials continue LWVSF's 100-year tradition of nonpartisan voter services, despite the pandemic.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2020-10-09). Tuesday 10/27: Gretchen Sorin: Driving While Black: African-American Travel & Civil Rights. indybay.org Online webinar…

Women's March SF & partners (2020-10-09). Saturday 10/17: Women's March SF: March for Our Rights! Demand Equality, Repro Freedom, & Save SCOTUS. indybay.org IN-PERSON: Civic Center Plaza, 335 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, | then march to Embarcadero Plaza (march only, NO pre or post rally) | ONLINE: join the "Call to Action" via livestream…

Hendrik Stroeck (2020-10-09). More pragmatism in dealing with Corona. indybay.org Pragmatic approaches are needed to find solutions to allow life without breaks. Scientists must make their contribution. It is more important than ever that we are not only stubbornly clinging to concepts, but that we are prepared to break new ground. Also new ways of communication. A Corona traffic light would make both possible as a first step.

Women's March SF & others (2020-10-09). Wednesday 10/14: San Francisco Ballot Initiative Forum w/ Women's March SF & Others. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

MoveOn (2020-10-09). Monday 10/12: MoveOn: Your Vote is Power in Action Rally! indybay.org Online via link, you must RSVP…

Rosita Zakeri, Rebecca Bendayan, Mark Ashworth, Daniel M. Bean, Hiten Dodhia, Stevo Durbaba, Kevin O'Gallagher, Claire Palmer, Vasa Curcin, Elizabeth Aitken, William Bernal, Richard D. Barker, Sam Norton, Martin Gulliford, James T.H. Teo, James Galloway, Richard J.B. Dobson, Ajay M. Shah (2020-10-09). A case-control and cohort study to determine the relationship between ethnic background and severe COVID-19. thelancet.com Black and Mixed ethnicity are independently associated with greater admission risk with COVID-19 and may be risk factors for development of severe disease, but do not affect in-hospital mortality risk. Comorbidities and socioeconomic factors only partly account for this and additional ethnicity-related factors may play a large role. The impact of COVID-19 may be different in Asians.

_____ (2020-10-09). 'I Am White, Therefore a Racist' Declares Liberal Professor, in Latest Proof U.S. Academics Are Fueling Racial Tensions. strategic-culture.org In the latest sign that the mind of U.S. academia has been hijacked by the left, a professor from the University of California-Santa Barbara described herself "a white American" who is, therefore "by definition racist." | In a webinar lecture entitled, "Undoing White Supremacy in the Language Disciplines," Mary Bucholtz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics at the University of California-Santa Barbara, broke the news to America's majority white population that white supremacy "is a system that White people have built in order to oppress everyone else." | "As a White American, I am by definition r…

_____ (2020-10-09). Russia's Strategic Intervention in Syria Five Years On — An 'Unpardonable Blow' to U.S. Empire. strategic-culture.org Five years ago this month, Russia began conducting fateful military operations in Syria at the request of the government in Damascus. It was a momentous "turning point," as More than salvaging Syria from a nearly decade-long war — vitally important though that was — Russia's pivotal intervention also marked the strategic setback for a Western-b…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-09). Post-traumatic stress experienced by partners following miscarriage. imperial.ac.uk One in 12 partners experience post-traumatic stress after miscarriage, suggests a new study.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-09). Imperial scientists help artists re-imagine 'Albertopolis'. imperial.ac.uk The Imperial led Great Exhibition Road Festival, and Kensington & Chelsea Art Week have launched a new exhibition to mark World Mental Health Day…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-09). Highlighting housing affordability and space safety to build a smarter society. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers are helping policymakers and industry build a smarter society with the support of the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-09). Tackling mental health and non-communicable disease to build a healthier society. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers are helping policymakers and industry build a healthier society with the support of the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund.

Walter Smolarek (2020-10-09). The Indo-Pacific "Quad" Alliance (Australia, Japan, US, India) Holds Summit as U.S. Pushes for More Aggression against China. globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Japan today to attend a high-profile summit of top diplomats from the countries involved in the "Indo-Pacific Quad." The Quad is a U.S.-initiated alliance composed of Australia, Japan, the United States and India….

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-09). Omnibus Collisions: Coronavirus Policing and Overreach in Victoria. dissidentvoice.org In her September 17 speech to parliament, the Attorney General of the Australian state of Victoria, Jill Hennessy, explained various provisions of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill. Of most interest was the proposal that would dramatically inflate the scope of public health power in ostensibly preventing a spread of COVID-19. …

pip.hinman (2020-10-09). Australia must support Kurdistan. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-10-09). Resistance grows to Santos' gas project in the Pilliga, despite IPC ruling. greenleft.org.au

Eliza Egret (2020-10-09). 'This is not just about a railway': meet the women at the forefront of the battle to save Jones Hill Wood. thecanary.co After nine days of amazing resistance by activists, the battle to save Jones Hill Wood is entering its final phase, with nine people arrested on Thursday 8 October. Jones Hill is an ancient woodland which will be destroyed imminently to make way for the HS2 high speed railway, Activists have spent most of this year making a home in the special woodland, building and sleeping in…

Corinne Low, Shams DaBaron (2020-10-09). Will Deeper Segregation Be Bill de Blasio's Legacy? thenation.com Will Deeper Segregation Be Bill de Blasio's Legacy?

Wilfred Chan (2020-10-09). The Future of the Gig Economy Is on the Ballot. thenation.com The Future of the Gig Economy Is on the Ballot…

Mark Weisbrot (2020-10-08). GOP Attempts to Suppress the Vote Must be Stopped. counterpunch.org Trump has governed in some ways that no US president has ever done before. One is that he made almost no attempt to expand his support beyond his hard-core base. Even dictators generally come to a different conclusion about what is best for their political survival. But Trump has had difficulty even distancing himself from

Mark Weisbrot (2020-10-08). Republican attempts to suppress the vote must be stopped. zcomm.org Democrats need to bring some "law and order" to these elections: people who deprive Americans of their constitutional right to vote, in order to steal an election, will be prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-08). Evo Morales' Ally Has Real Chance of Winning Bolivia's Upcoming Elections. globalresearch.ca A corrupt, manipulative and indolent government in Bolivia, coupled with problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has only exacerbated the many issues the country has faced since Evo Morales was ousted from power on November 10, 2019. Interior Minister Arturo …

WSWS (2020-10-08). Turkey backs Azeri offensive on Armenia as Russia, Iran warn of escalation. wsws.org The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatens to escalate into a regional war involving Russia, Iran, Turkey and the entire NATO alliance.

Ragip Soylu (2020-10-08). Turkish F-16s kept in Azerbaijan 'as deterrent against Armenian attacks'. middleeasteye.net Turkish F-16s kept in Azerbaijan 'as deterrent against Armenian attacks' | Sources say warplanes haven't participated in raids and denied that they had shot down an Armenian jet, as claimed by Yerevan | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 08: 10 | Five Turkish F-16s took part in the TurAz Eagle military drill in Azerbaijan's city of Ganja on 31 July (Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence / Screengrab) | Turkey has kept a number…

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-08). Does Damascus Regard the Syrian Armenians Reportedly Fighting in Azerbaijan as Traitors? globalresearch.ca The Turkish reports alleging that the Kurdish-allied Syrian-Armenian militia "Nubar Ozanyan Brigade" is fighting in Azerbaijan on the side of the separatists prompt questions about exactly how Damascus regards this armed group, but if Syria's official statements pertaining to the …

RT (2020-10-08). Penelope Cruz bombarded with Nagorno-Karabakh comments on Instagram as users mistake Colombian flag on film poster for Armenia's. rt.com Hollywood star Penelope Cruz has been unwittingly dragged into an online battle over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, after social media users falsely assumed she had posted an image of the Armenian flag. | The Spanish-born actress shared a photo of…

Gordon Duff (2020-10-08). NEO: Will it be Biden and Putin, Making the New World? thealtworld.com The current situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan has shown the world the dangers of secret pacts and ancient grudges, as a new "August 1914" moves toward reality. | As early as 2012, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel and the Gulf States began arming al Qaeda and ISIS, deploying them against both Syria and Iraq. | Other nations aided as well, not just the US, France and Britain. There was also Georgia, Azerbaijan, Romania and, above all, Ukraine. | We will cover the backstory on this but what is clear is this, the Trump era replacement for NATO, where supposed enemies work in concert seamlessly, presents challenges…

RT (2020-10-08). Two Russian journalists & guide injured in shelling of iconic 19th century cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh (PHOTOS & VIDEO). rt.com Two Russian journalists and their Russian fixer have been injured in the shelling of a historic Armenian church in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the second attack on the Ghazanchetsots cathedral in one day. | Russian military correspondents Yury Kotenok and Levon Arzanov suffered injuries during a Thursday strike on the cathedral, located in the town of Shusha, the Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson told news agency RIA. He added that the journalists' guide, who is also a Russian citizen, was injured as well. | | © David Ghahramanyan/NKR InfoCenter/PAN Photo/Handout via REUTERS | Kotenok is…

RT (2020-10-08). Putin invites Azerbaijani & Armenian FMs to FRIDAY talks in Moscow, urges to halt hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the top diplomats of Armenia and Azerbaijan were invited to take part in peace talks in Moscow on Friday so that a "humanitarian" ceasefire may be agreed in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. | Putin

RT (2020-10-08). Putin invites Azerbaijani & Armenian FMs to FRIDAY talks in Moscow, urges halt to hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the top diplomats of Armenia and Azerbaijan were invited to take part in peace talks in Moscow on Friday so that a "humanitarian" ceasefire may be agreed in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. | Putin

RT (2020-10-08). Putin invites Azerbaijani & Armenian FMs to FRIDAY talks in Moscow, urges halt to ongoing hostilities in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin says the top diplomats of Armenia and Azerbaijan have been invited to take part in peace talks in Moscow on Friday so that a "humanitarian" ceasefire may be agreed in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. | Putin

RT (2020-10-08). Two Russian journalists & their guide injured in shelling of iconic 19th century cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh (PHOTOS & VIDEO). rt.com Two Russian journalists and their fixer have been injured in the shelling of a historic Armenian Christian church in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. It was the second attack on the Ghazanchetsots cathedral in one day. | Russian military correspondents Yury Kotenok and Levon Arzanov suffered injuries during the Thursday strike on the iconic religious site, located in the town of Shusha, an Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson told Moscow news agency RIA Novosti. He added that the journalists' guide, who is also a Russian citizen, was injured as well. | | © David Ghahramanyan/NKR InfoCenter/PAN Ph…

South Front (2020-10-08). Video: Armenians Fight Back Against Azerbaijani Advance, Strike Strategic (BTC) Oil Pipeline. globalresearch.ca Armenian forces launched a missile attack on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline, according to Azerbaijan. The country's prosecutors said that Armenian forces had carried out the attack, which was prevented by the Azerbaijani military, on the pipeline in Yevlah at …

Viken Berberian (2020-10-08). Captive of the Caucasus: The Long War Over Nagorno-Karabakh. thenation.com Captive of the Caucasus: The Long War Over Nagorno-Karabakh…

WSWS (2020-10-08). Opposition parties seize power in Kyrgyzstan amid growing geopolitical rivalry in the region. wsws.org The current seizure of power marks the third removal of a sitting president since 1991 in a poverty-stricken country that is dominated by oligarchic politics and geopolitical rivalries.

Staff (2020-10-08). Rev. William Barber: Millions Are Struggling. So Why Do the Debates Ignore Poverty? democracynow.org Rev. William Barber says the 2020 election debates have steadfastly ignored the subject of poverty, even though it affected almost half the United States population before the COVID-19 pandemic and millions more people are struggling since then. "We have to stop saying that things were well before COVID," Barber says. "The reality is, Wall Street was well." Barber is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach.

Staff (2020-10-08). Rev. William Barber on Voter Suppression: Republicans Know They Can't Win If Everyone Casts a Ballot. 18.224.45.15 During Wednesday's debate, Vice President Mike Pence refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power if Biden wins the election. Instead, he referenced the Trump administration's legal efforts to restrict mail-in voting. Rev. William Barber says the Republican Party's voter suppression efforts ahead of the November election, aimed primarily at Black and Brown voters, amount to "surgical racism with surgical precision." The Poor People's Campaign, of which Barber is co-chair, is leading a major voter mobilization effort to combat voter disenfranchisement. "They know they cannot win if everybody votes. They are…

Staff (2020-10-08). Rev. William Barber: Republicans Can't Win Without Voter Suppression. truthout.org During Wednesday's debate, Vice President Mike Pence refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power if Biden wins the election. Instead, he referenced the Trump administration's legal efforts to restrict mail-in voting. Rev. William Barber says the Republican Party's voter suppression efforts ahead of the November election, aimed primarily at Black and Brown voters, amount to "surgical racism with surgical precision." The Poor People's Campaign, of which Barber is co-chair, is leading a major voter mo…

Thomas Magstadt (2020-10-08). An infected president, a disease of the heart, an imperiled republic. nationofchange.org It's a supreme irony that President Trump has chosen to call Covid-19 "the China virus".

Peter Koenig (2020-10-08). The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020" globalresearch.ca WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.

Staff (2020-10-08). Headlines for October 8, 2020. democracynow.org Kamala Harris and Mike Pence Face Off in VP Debate Separated by Plexiglass Barriers, Contagious with COVID-19, President Trump Returns to Oval Office, Trump Calls COVID-19 Diagnosis a "Blessing from God", Top Security Official "Gravely Ill" with COVID-19 as White House Coronavirus Cluster Grows to 34, White House Quietly Told Gold Star Families They May Have Been Exposed to Coronavirus, Wisconsin Restricts Indoor Gatherings Amid Record Spike in Coronavirus Cases, New England Journal of Medicine Calls on Voters to Vote Against Trump in First-Ever Endorsement, Ex-CDC Director Calls on Robert Redfield to Expose "Col…

Staff (2020-10-08). The Greatest Failure in Presidential History: Kamala Harris Slams Trump/Pence's Handling of COVID-19. democracynow.org Separated by two plates of plexiglass, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris met Wednesday in the only vice-presidential debate of the campaign season. Pence, who heads the White House Coronavirus Task Force, repeatedly defended the Trump administration's handling of the crisis as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 nears 212,000 and millions of people remain out of work. The debate also took place against the backdrop of a White House outbreak that has infected President Trump and dozens of other senior figures. "The White House has had more cases than the country of Yemen recently, than Vietnam, tha…

Holly Sheppard (2020-10-08). The Heat: US President Trump returns to Oval Office. america.cgtn.com A US marine posted outside the Oval office of the White House signals US President Trump is back at work while battling COVID-19.

sputniknews (2020-10-08). 'Made Public Sector the Fall Guy': US Free Market Fetishism Drives Failure to Combat COVID-19. sputniknews.com At the US vice-presidential candidate debate on Wednesday, Democratic challenger Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) failed to offer a viable alternative to the Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. An economist told Sputnik her failure stems from a bipartisan obsession with seeking solutions to social problems in the private sector.

sputniknews (2020-10-08). White House Does Not Think Trump Got COVID-19 From Military Families. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The White House does not think that US President Donald Trump got the novel coronavirus after meeting with the families of soldiers who died while serving in the military, the White House spokesperson Alyssa Farah told reporters on Thursday.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-10-08). Labor Unions and Green Groups Sue Trump Admin. for 'Failure to Protect Frontline Workers From Covid-19'. commondreams.org "People are dying, and more people are going to die because the Trump administration has totally failed to protect Americans who have been on the job throughout the pandemic keeping our country running." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-08). After Trump Covid-19 Diagnosis, Pelosi and Raskin to Propose Creating Commission on Presidential Capacity. commondreams.org The House speaker's office said the commission would "help ensure effective and uninterrupted leadership in the highest office in the Executive Branch of government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-08). Infectious Conspiracies: Donald Trump, Coronavirus and Reality. counterpunch.org One measure of success in politics is the degree enemies imitate you, even if done insincerely and without flattery. Insincere imitation has become the preserve of a whole panoply of Donald Trump's critics stretching from the money, corporate side of the Democrats to the sandalled warriors who believe in environmental eschatology. Most importantly for Joe

Mark Gruenberg (2020-10-08). Former CDC head: Trump policy resulted in coronavirus 'slaughter'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The former head of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. William Foege, is telling the current CDC chief, Dr. Robert Redfield, to resign in protest over the GOP Trump regime's politicization of the agency on how to combat the coronavirus pandemic—and tell the country why in an open letter to CDC's workers. …

_____ (2020-10-08). Labor Unions File UN Complaint Over 'Outrageous' Violations Of Workers' Rights. popularresistance.org United States labor leaders representing workers in several trade unions on Wednesday filed a complaint with the United Nations' labor agency, making the case that under the Trump administration, the U.S. has violated numerous international labor laws during the coronavirus pandemic. | The AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) filed the complaint in Geneva, home of the International Labor Organization (ILO), a U.N. institution dedicated to protecting workers' rights related to workplace safeguards and collective bargaining.

Frida Berrigan (2020-10-08). The Long Haul: Living Through Pandemic-Plus. counterpunch.org After all these months and 210,000 deaths, you'd think I'd be used to it all, but I'm not. It doesn't seem even a little normal yet. I'm still full of absences, missing so much I used to take for granted: hugs and handshakes, rooms crowded for funerals and weddings, potluck dinners and house parties. I

Tamara Pearson (2020-10-08). Guatemalan and Mexican Governments Use Pandemic to Turn Back Caravan of Thousands of Refugees. counterpunch.org Thousands of Honduran migrants and refugees have been beaten, arrested, threatened with prison, and deported as they tried to make their way through the closed borders of Guatemala and Mexico. Over the last few days the Mexican and Guatemalan governments collaborated to stop the migrant march or caravan, which left Honduras on 30 September, from reaching Mexico and the US.

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-10-08). Historic general strike in South Africa sees workers raise issues of corruption, job loss. peoplesdispatch.org The strike was called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions and was joined by the South African Federation of Trade Unions and other organizations. It may set the stage for a new phase of working class unity…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-08). 'Successful' People Are Misery Super-Spreaders. thealtworld.com "We are led by the least among us — the least intelligent, the least noble, the least visionary. We are led by the least among us and we do not fight back against the dehumanizing values that are handed down as control icons." | ~ Terence McKenna | The term "super-spreader" has been popping up a lot in

_____ (2020-10-08). OPCW Syria Whistleblower and Ex-OPCW Chief Attacked by U.S., UK, France at UN. strategic-culture.org At the UN Security Council, the US, UK and France were confronted with testimony from OPCW whistleblower Ian Henderson and ex-OPCW chief Jose Bustani that challenged the rationale for their bombing of Syria in April 2018. They responded by attacking and silencing the witnesses. Aaron Maté recaps the extraordinary events.

sputniknews (2020-10-08). 'Vicious Cycle': Amazon Rainforest May Turn Into Savannah as Cattle Ranching Drives Deforestation. sputniknews.com David Pearson, a research professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, and Philip Fearnside, an ecologist at the National Institute for Research in Amazonia (INPA) in Brazil, joined Radio Sputnik on Thursday to discuss the role the meat industry plays in the Amazon rainforest fires.

Andre Vltchek (2020-10-08). The Uyghur Issue: How Can the U.S. Dare Lecturing China About the Rights of the Muslims? globalresearch.ca This article by the late Andre Vltchek was first published in 2019. | In 2019, I have written a long analysis about "the Uyghur issue"; analysis which will be soon published as a book. | For some time, I have been warning …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-08). Trump's USDA Sued Over Program Allowing 'Horrific' Mass Slaughter of Native Wildlife. commondreams.org "To carry out such a horrific onslaught on native wildlife in the midst of a mass extinction event and a climate crisis, without any real knowledge of the impact, is utterly outrageous." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2020-10-08). Using human rights to promote war: debunking UN's new Venezuela report. mronline.org Red Lines host Anya Parampil debunks a new report issued by the UN Human Right's Council which accuses Venezuela's government of "crimes against humanity". Transcript below.

Media Lens (2020-10-08). 'None of It Reported': How Corporate Media Buried the Assange Trial. globalresearch.ca One of the most imposing features of state-corporate propaganda is its incessant, repetitive nature. Over and over again, the 'mainstream' media have to convince the public that 'our' government prioritises the health, welfare and livelihoods of the general population, rather …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-08). What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca The data and concepts have been manipulated with a view to sustaining the fear campaign. The estimates are meaningless. The figures have been hyped to justify the closure of the national economy. Covid-19 is a public health concern but it is NOT a dangerous virus.

Global Research News (2020-10-08). Selected Articles: Assaulting Science in the Name of Science. globalresearch.ca By In The Globalization of War, Michel Chossudovsky writes of the process of "manufacturing dissent," which functions to channel the anger and frustrations of the …

Eds. (2020-10-08). The case for a socialist Green New Deal. mronline.org Proposals for a Green New Deal (GND) were multiplying even before the pandemic, but the economic crisis triggered by Coronavirus has given them a new urgency.

MEE staff (2020-10-08). US imposes sanctions on Iran in defiance of European humanitarian concerns. middleeasteye.net US imposes sanctions on Iran in defiance of European humanitarian concerns | Treasury Department targets 18 Iranian banks, effectively blacklisting country's financial sector | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 20: 46 | In addition to sanctions, a drop in oil prices and a slump in the global economy have deepened Iran's economic crisis (AFP/File photo) | The US imposed a tranche of sanctions on Iran's financial sector on Thur…

commondreams (2020-10-08). NIAC Condemns New Iran Sanctions That Will Stifle Humanitarian Trade. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Bianca Muniz (2020-10-08). Fires Raze Nearly Half of Indigenous Territories in Brazil's Pantanal. globalresearch.ca In September, 164 fires were recorded across Indigenous territories in the Brazilian Pantanal, the world's biggest wetland. In August, there were more than 200. Nearly half of the certified Indigenous areas in the region have already been subject to fires …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-10-08). Juan Guaidó Creates a Parallel Consulate in Brazil. globalresearch.ca A "parallel" Venezuelan Consulate in Brazil was condemned in a recent statement by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. In late September, supporters of the Venezuelan opposition leader, the self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó, announced that they would form …

WSWS (2020-10-08). CPP founder Sison recycles anti-Trotskyist lies of Ho Chi Minh. wsws.org Sison is making absolutely clear that the political line and perspective of the Communist Party of the Philippines derives not from Marxism but its falsifiers—Stalin, Mao Zedong and their followers.

WSWS (2020-10-08). "We need to take away the children": Top Justice Department officials drove Trump's anti-immigrant family separation policy. wsws.org While the specific officials mentioned in the report are no longer leading the department, the Trump administration's cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants has continued unabated.

MEE staff (2020-10-08). EU Parliament condemns Saudi Arabia over treatment of Ethiopian migrants. middleeasteye.net EU Parliament condemns Saudi Arabia over treatment of Ethiopian migrants | Criticism comes after report by Telegraph that thousands of Ethiopian migrants were locked up to stop spread of Covid-19 | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 19: 13 | Thousands of people from Ethiopia have made dangerous journey through Yemen to Saudi Arabia (AFP/File photo) | The European Parliament condemned Saudi Arabia for holding tens of thousands…

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-10-08). Another Model of Atmospheric CO2 Accumulation. counterpunch.org I continue to model the accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, because the topic fascinates me. This time, I constructed a global warming scenario driven by a pulse of anthropogenic CO2 emissions (mathematically, a slightly skewed Gaussian function), which launches in the year 1900, peaks in the year 2028, and disappears by year

MEE and agencies (2020-10-08). Turkish government orders seizure of exiled journalist's property. middleeasteye.net Turkish government orders seizure of exiled journalist's property | Turkish authorities issued an arrest warrant against former Cumhuriyet editor Can Dundar in 2018 | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 07: 31 | Turkish journalist Can Dundar (2nd R) greets a fellown participant in a meeting with German and Turkish intellectuals discussing the Mediterranean region and Turkey on 6 October 2020 in Berlin (AFP)…

Staff (2020-10-08). Science denial runs deep in the GOP. therealnews.com Back in 2012, climate science denial created an A month before Hurricane Sandy reached landfall first in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and then New York City, killing 37…

Rayhan Uddin (2020-10-08). Nobel Peace Prize 2020: The Middle East names and stories to look out for. middleeasteye.net Nobel Peace Prize 2020: The Middle East names and stories to look out for | In an unprecedented year of a global pandemic, MEE takes a look at some of the names being discussed for the prestigious peace award | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 15: 54 | Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul, US President Donald Trump and Sudanese protester Alaa Salah are in contention for this year's Nobel Peace Prize (AFP) | The winner…

MEE staff (2020-10-08). US senators call for sanctions on Turkey over Russian missile system. middleeasteye.net US senators call for sanctions on Turkey over Russian missile system | Under US law, sanctions must be imposed against those doing business with Russia's defence industry; Trump administration has yet to follow through | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 18: 27 | Russian military cargo plane carrying S-400 missile defence system from Russia unloads at airbase northwest of Ankara on 27 August 2019 (AFP/File photo) | A Republic…

2020-10-09: Social Media Postees

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Why America's Economic War on China is Failing
Vijay Prashad — John Ross | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
After Trump announced the tariffs against a wide range of Chinese imports, the Chinese government formally took up the matter through the WTO's dispute mechanism. After considerable study, the WTO came back with a verdict. On September 15, 2020, a three-person WTO panel found that the U.S. had violated the provisions of the 1994 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the treaty that established the WTO. This was a serious defeat for the United States.
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The Cuckoo's Nest
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
The state of the union is sick. We have a president who is literally ill with COVID-19 but apparently thinks he conquered it, whose medication may saddle him and us with unknown after-effects and who cruelly and unreasonably canceled talks for another virus rescue package. Donald Trump's apparent spontaneous, heartless decision to end the discussions…
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Evidence-free 'lab leak' speculation boosts Trump's Xenophobic approach to Coronavirus
Joshua Cho | mronline.org | 2020-10-09
Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China has been the target of relentless hostile and racist media coverage, depicting the country as a uniquely nefarious source of disease (FAIR.org, 3/24/20, 5/7/20).
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Critics Say New Iran Sanctions Designed To "Choke off Humanitarian Exports" Amid Pandemic
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-09
The Trump administration's new sanctions on Iran are so wide-reaching that many fear they are meant to directly harm the Iranian people as they struggle to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
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US Sanctions: Weapons of War by Other Means on Targeted Nations
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
When unilaterally imposed by one nation on others, sanctions have no legal validity. | Along with color revolutions, old-fashioned coups, and assassinations, US sanctions are a favored tactic. | When imposed, they're all about seeking to weaken nations economically. | They also aim …
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Surviving the Pandemic In a Broken Country
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-09
The National Guard / CC BY 2.0] By Frida Berrigan / TomDispatch After all these months and 210,000 deaths, you'd think I'd be used to it all, but I'm not. It doesn't seem even a little normal yet. I'm still full of absences, missing so much I used to take for granted: hugs and handshakes, rooms crowded for funerals and weddings, potluck dinners and house parties. I miss browsing the stacks at the… | Source…
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Four Years Ago, US Bombs Killed Hundreds at a Yemeni Funeral. Those Bombs Are Still Used Today
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-09
The bombing of the Al Kubra Funeral Hall was the deadliest single attack in Yemen's six-year war, but it wasn't the first Saudi attack on a civilian target using American weapons, nor was it the last.
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World Bank: Up to 150 Million More People Will Live in Extreme Poverty by 2021
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-10-09
The convergence of the coronavirus, combined with global conflict and climate change has put the goal of ending global poverty by 2030 virtually out of sight.
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Netflix's "American Murder" misses story of Indigenous women murdered in oil fields
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-09
In this week's Climate Crisis News Roundup, a closer look at a popular Netflix movie. And while Mike Pence downplayed climate change in the debate, Indiana faces dire climate threats as the Amazon turns into a savanna.
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Mary McCord on Unlawful Militias, Chip Gibbons on Assange Extradition
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-10-09
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Damn It, Kamala
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
It seems like forever ago, but once upon a time, the electoral circus was not given over entirely to retrogrades; Republicans were very nearly as loathsome as they now are, long before Donald Trump turned them into a cult, but within the Democratic fold, there was talk of Medicare for all, the Green New Deal,…
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"For Che, the revolution was intrinsically international"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-09
Marxist intellectual Aijaz Ahmad talks to Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research about Che Guevara, the iconic revolutionary. He talks about his internationalism and his role as an emissary of the revolution across the world. Professor Ahmad also reflects on Che's idea of what a revolution does, and his pursuit of a society which overcomes the distortions capitalism introduces to human nature. | On October 9, 2020, the anniversary of Che Guevara's assassination, nearly 20 publishers across the world are releasing a free e-book with two of Che's iconic works, Socialism and Man in Cuba (1965…
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Fascism's Twisted Take on Climate Change
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
The climate catastrophe has caught fascism's evil eye. First it spawned eco-fascism, a creed founded on lies about immigrants and population control. More people migrating to first world countries, eco-fascists say, means more people with outsized carbon footprints. Better for those immigrants to stay home, having less climate impact, than coming here to indulge in…
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Israel's school demolition order leaves Palestinian children in limbo
Shatha Hammad | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-09
Israel's school demolition order leaves Palestinian children in limbo | The EU-supported project in Ramallah has seen daily intimidation by settlers and serves 50 students | Shatha Hammad | Fri, 10/09/2020 – 10: 03 | Palestinian children from the primary school in Ras al-Tin, eastern Ramallah, that is facing demolition (Shatha Hammad) | An Israeli court rejected on Thursday an appeal against the demolition of an E…
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Black Lives Should Always Matter: Delinking Social Justice from Seasonal US Politics
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
After viewing the first US Presidential debate on September 29, one is left with no doubt about the degenerating political discourse among America's ruling elites. Following the debate between US President, Donald Trump, and Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, most analyses focused mainly on the personal insults and name-calling, which, deservedly, earned the event the…
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Che Guevara and the building of socialist consciousness
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-09
Helen Yaffe, the author of the book, Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution,talks about Che's role in building institutions in Cuba following the revolution. She looks at how he grappled with the question of building a new consciousness and changing the way people think. She talks about the innumerable experiments Che and his comrades undertook in the process of developing a model that liberated people from capitalism. | On October 9, 2020, the anniversary of Che Guevara's assassination, nearly 20 publishers across the world are releasing a free e-book with two of Che's iconic works, Socialism and Man in Cuba (…
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The Constitutional Reckoning of State Lockdown Orders
Ethan Yang | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
On October 3rd NPR reported that the Michigan Supreme Court struck down Governor Gretchen Whitmer's state of emergency and the powers it granted. NPR writes | In a 4-3 majority opinion, the state's high court said she did not | …
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Armenia and Russia Are Sending Each Other Strong Signals Through the CSTO
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
OneWorld is publishing the original English-language version of Andrew Korybko's analysis on the titular topic that was first released in Russian at the Moscow-Baku information portal. | *** | Armenia's decision to skip next week's CSTO drills in Belarus and the bloc's | …
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We're Still Fighting the Multinationals Who Drove the Coup
Evo Morales | zcomm.org | 2020-10-09
The period since the military coup in November has been marked by repression, massacres of dozens of trade unionists and indigenous activists, and attempts to ban MAS from standing in the presidential election…
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US Labor Unions File UN Complaint Accusing Trump Administration of 'Outrageous' Violations of Workers' Rights
Kenny Stancil | zcomm.org | 2020-10-09
Covid-19 "has demonstrated that not only is the U.S. violating workers' rights, but those violations are resulting in people dying."
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Amazon's Men in Black
Paulina Siegień | zcomm.org | 2020-10-09
Not so long ago, Amazon was looking for new recruits with experience in intelligence work whose job description, among other things, included "to track risks arising from trade unions."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/amazons-men-in-bla…

For an egalitarian, cooperative road to an ecosocialist future
Green Left | zcomm.org | 2020-10-09
The time to stop capitalism from destroying our common future is running out. The need to build this mass movement for change means we urgently need to build ecosocialist organisations and global networks that can unite their impact.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/for-an-egalitarian…

Amazon Expects Employees To Operate Like Fast-Moving Machines
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
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Trump Administration Imposes Crushing New Sanctions On Iran
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
The Trump administration on Thursday imposed a new, crushing round of sanctions that virtually blacklists Iran's entire financial sector – raising concerns it will cut off the country's ability to import humanitarian goods like food and medicine. | Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said in a statement that the sanctions, which target 18 banks and penalize foreign institutions that do business with them, are part of efforts to cut down on "illicit access to U.S. dollars" and won't stifle humanitarian efforts.
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For An Egalitarian, Cooperative Road To An Ecosocialist Future
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
We are in the midst of a climate emergency and there is no way out without radically changing the way society is organized. If humanity does not free itself from the capitalist drive for ever greater profits and ever-expanding economic growth, rising global temperatures alone will make the planet uninhabitable for humans and millions of other living species. | We urgently need to find a collective road to a new way of living that is based on human solidarity and ecological sustainability.
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Tuesday 11/10: Chris Hedges: The Culture of Despair
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online webinar…
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Nixon's Ghost Stalks the White House
Lawrence Reichard | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
On Thursday President Trump called Fox Business News and ranted for an hour, during which time he twice called Senator and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris a monster and four times called her a communist. No one calls anyone a communist anymore. The accusation du jour is socialist, not communist. The accusation of communism has…
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Greg Barnes: 'The government must act to help Julian Assange'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-09
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George Monbiot's Excuses for Not Speaking Out Loudly in Defense of Assange Simply Won't Wash
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
Faced with a barrage of criticism from some of his followers, George Monbiot, the Guardian's supposedly fearless, leftwing columnist, offered up two extraordinarily feeble excuses this week for failing to provide more than cursory support for Julian Assange over the past month, as the Wikileaks founder has endured extradition hearings in a London courtroom. The…
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Removing Trump from Office Attempt 2.0?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
In December 2019, Pelosi-led House Dems showed contempt for the rule of law. | Two articles of impeachment to oust Trump from office were spurious. | Accusing him of abuse of power, they falsely claimed he sought foreign interference from Ukraine in …
globalresearch.ca/removing-trump-office-…

What does it take to portray Che today?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-09
Vijay Prashad talks to Tings Chak on the iconography of Che Guevara. Tings, who designed the cover of the book 'Che', talks about the process of portraying the revolutionary today…
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When confronted by us hungry bellies, the imperialists reach for their guns
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-10-09
The United States government was furious about the 'irresponsible extravagances' in Nkrumah's book and decided to punish him by refusing to allow $300 million in short-term aid to cover the costs of importing food.
mronline.org/2020/10/09/when-confronted-…

U.N. World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Tackling Hunger Amid War, Pandemic & Climate Crisis
Staff | 18.224.45.15 | 2020-10-09
As the World Food Programme wins the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger around the world, we speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, who says the United Nations body is doing vital work around the world. "I couldn't be happier that the World Food Programme won the Nobel Prize for peace, because this hunger pandemic is paralyzing perhaps 2.7 billion people," he says.
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Colombia Covid Lockdown: Collapse of Healthcare, Social Crisis, Poverty
Yanis Iqbal | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
As the confirmed Coronavirus cases in Colombia reach more than 880,000, the healthcare infrastructure in Bogota is crumbling and according to the president of the Bogota College of Medicine Herman Bayona, "We are close to collapse." Bogota's Intensive Care Units …
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Evidence that the Face Mask does not Impede Viral Transmission
Prof. Bill Willers | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
Dr. Redfield: | I made it a point to watch you after seeing Wisconsin's Chief Medical Officer and Epidemiologist, Dr. Ryan Westergaard, state publicly on June 3, 2020 | "Now the science is in. [Because of] recent studies with large numbers …
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Everybody's Favourite COVID Jester Makes a Big Math Blunder
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
In his recent skit, comedian JP Sears makes a big math blunder regarding the COVID death count. One I've made before. | Imitating a spokesperson of unclear affiliation, with tape on his glasses and a psychedelic T-shirt, JP starts off …
globalresearch.ca/covid-jester-makes-big…

Breaking: Another cop charged with assault, another example of a broken system
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-09
The latest charges against a Baltimore police officer for assault and misconduct highlight the inability of police to police themselves. And we analyze the exceptional privileges afforded to officers by a special set of laws: the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill Of Rights.
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This Week's Most Popular Articles
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The Most Important Patient In The World
Daniel Beaumont | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
So he was dubbed by many commentators on TV and the Internet. Finally a large number of independent thinkers agreed with something the patient has long known. He is the most important something in the world. The vortex we've lived in since–was it January or February?–that downward spiral grew and accelerated last Thursday. The pace…
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Turkish prosecutors seek 'aggravated' life sentence for philanthropist Osman Kavala
Alex MacDonald | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-09
Turkish prosecutors seek 'aggravated' life sentence for philanthropist Osman Kavala | New indictment also targets American academic Henri Barkey as conspirator in 2016 coup attempt | Alex MacDonald | Fri, 10/09/2020 – 07: 30 | A journalist stands in front of a poster featuring jailed businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala during a press conference of his lawyers (AFP) | Turkish prosecutors are seeking an "a…
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
Thousands of South African workers held a nationwide strike Wednesday, while the PCS union ended the stoppage at the Tate art galley's commercial arm after 42 days of strike action, with a deal that includes job losses.
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Did Someone at Deutsche Bank Leak Trump's Tax Returns?
James McFadden | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
With the initial brouhaha surrounding the leak of Trump's tax returns fading, including finger pointing at the IRS and talk of criminal charges, has anyone stopped to consider whether someone other than the IRS leaked the documents? There seems to be two criteria to consider in identifying the leaker. First, who had "access" to Trump's…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/09/did-someone-…

The impact of "herd immunity" on youth and students in the US
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
The unbridled spread of COVID-19 is not the fault of a relatively small number of students, but is a direct consequence of the criminal policies of the American ruling class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/09/herd…

Wisconsin: Mass arrests, tear gas, National Guard used against protesters
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-09
Milwaukee, WI – Protests in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa ramped up over the past two nights. On October 7, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm ruled that although the shooting death of Alvin Cole in February was not justified, Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah would not face charges for the murder. Mensah is also responsible for the murders of Antonio Gonzales and Jay Anderson. Chisholm was the district attorney who filed no charges in each of those cases, as well as six other instances of killer cops in and around Milwaukee. | Immediately after the announcement, protesters took to the stre…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/10/9/wisconsi…

Removal of "Form 5 Cremation Certificate" for U.K. Deaths Relating to COVID-19. Under Britain's "Coronavirus Act"
Lisa Jane Waters | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
As we head in to winter watch death statistic manipulation go into overdrive, check out this " Medical Practitioners" guidance on death provisions. | Did you know that the UK Government have removed Form 5 of the Cremation Certificate for deaths …
globalresearch.ca/removal-form-5-cremati…

Indonesian workers strike against new, pro-business legislation
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
The bill, pushed through parliament on Monday, is a significant attack on workers' conditions and livelihoods.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/09/indo…

Shocking Link Found Between Air Pollution and Alzheimer's
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2020-10-09
sanpani / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] Environmental Research has published a new study carried out Lilian Calderón-Garcidueña at the University of Montana and a team of international researchers that sheds light on the possible damage dirty air can have on our brains. The researchers found copious amounts of nanoparticles linked to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2020/10/09/the-shocking-l…

Killer cop let off the hook for a third time in Milwaukee
Robert Penner | liberationnews.org | 2020-10-09
Liberation News eyewitness to massive state repression of protest against racist police terror.
liberationnews.org/killer-cop-let-off-th…

"Reimagine and Reset Our World": "COVID-19, The Great Reset" by Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret
Catherine Austin Fitts | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
"In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One." ~ Yakov Smirnoff | Professor Klaus Schwab founded and runs the World Economic …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-great-reset-k…

Research into black holes awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
Black holes are one of the most esoteric predictions of the general theory of relativity and they play a key role in galactic evolution across the Universe.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/09/phys…

Mainstream economics today: Keynesian
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-10-09
Once it was created as a new theory of capitalism, neoclassical economics expanded its influence–in its original countries as well as elsewhere.
mronline.org/2020/10/09/mainstream-econo…

Power and Class in the 21st Century
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
The preeminence of capitalism, with various agglomerations of economically captured states, nominally private institutions such as corporations, and so-called markets, represents fundamentally different form and function of Western societies than existed only a few short decades ago. The singular nature of this organization, along with the sense that it represents a relatively fixed and external…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/09/power-and-cl…

SUNY Cortland pauses in-person instruction after outbreak of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
After recording 101 positive cases of coronavirus in less than two weeks, SUNY Cortland became the third SUNY school to temporarily switch to online instruction for two weeks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/09/suny…

The Limits of Chinese Power. US-China Relations Hinge Upon the 2020 Presidential Election
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | Trump 2.0 essentially would turbo-charge its bet on decoupling, aiming to squeeze "malign" China on a multiple Hybrid War front, undermine the Chinese trade surplus, co-opt large swathes of Asia, while …
globalresearch.ca/limits-chinese-power/5…

The Case Against Social Media: Mass Misinformation in the Covid-19 Era
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
Americans are now witnessing a new era of conspiracy mongering and fake news via the rise of the fringe "QAnon" movement, among a plethora of paranoid claims that Covid-19 is an elite-fueled hoax and that it was secretly created by powerful people working in the shadows.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/09/the-case-aga…

'War Is Imminent': Iraq's Kadhimi Moves to Fend Off US Threat to Target Pro-Iran Groups
Suadad al-Salhy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
The United States has drawn up a list of 80 sites in Iraq linked to Iranian-backed groups that it plans to target if it follows through with a threat to close its embassy in Baghdad, Middle East Eye has learned….
globalresearch.ca/war-imminent-iraq-kadh…

Is it time to talk about armed-self defense for Black people?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-09
Is there a place for armed self-defense among Black freedom fighters today? Jacqueline Luqman talks history and strategy with Dr. Akinyele Umoja.
therealnews.com/is-it-time-to-talk-about…

Chicago: Now is the time for real community control of police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-10-09
Chicago, IL – Mayor Lori Lightfoot has made it official: she will not support any form of police reform that takes any power from her office. She declared the "negotiations have broken down" with aldermen who supported a proposal called the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA) because they insisted on giving it the power to set policy for the Chicago Police Department. The CCPSA would add a convoluted layer of bureaucracy over the already broken system of 'oversight.' | Desmon Yancy, staff coordinator of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA), the author of the CCPSA…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/10/9/chicago-…

Is it time to talk about armed self-defense for Black people?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-09
Is there a place for armed self-defense among Black freedom fighters today? Jacqueline Luqman talks history and strategy with Dr. Akinyele Umoja.
therealnews.com/is-it-time-to-talk-about…

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-09
World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize | UN body given award for its efforts in combating hunger globally | MEE staff | Fri, 10/09/2020 – 10: 04 | A child suffering from severe malnutrition is measured at a WFP treatment centre in the Yemeni capital Sanaa (AFP) | The World Food Programme has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts in fighting to end world hunger. | The WFP, a United Nations agency, has be…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/world-food-pr…

Protests rage in Indonesia against anti-worker "omnibus law", hundreds arrested
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-09
An alliance of trade unions, environmental groups and students' movements have launched an indefinite protest across against the sweeping changes to labor and environmental laws…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/09/protest-r…

Fed officials warn of "recessionary dynamic" setting in
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
The overriding concern of the Fed is that unless more stimulus is provided the measures it has taken to bailout Wall Street, amounting to trillions of dollars, will not be sufficient.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/09/siml…

Prominent Hirak protester Yacine Mebarki sentenced to 10 years in jail in Algeria
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-09
Yacine Mebarki is the latest in a long line of Hirak protesters and supporters, and journalists to face the wrath of the Algerian establishment. He has been charged with inciting atheism and undermining national unity…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/09/prominent…

As COVID-19 infection rates skyrocket, hundreds of Missouri schoolchildren quarantined
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
October 10 is the last day residents of the state qualify for extended unemployment benefits.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/09/miss…

A Big Move In Silver: Watch The Currency Markets
Hubert Moolman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
The USD/ZAR chart has been a good predictor for silver rallies. Similar to the US Dollar index, but a bit more accurate or precise. Very important silver bottoms tend to coincide with tops of the USD/ZAR chart. | Below, is …
globalresearch.ca/silver-watch-currency-…

No relief for unemployed in sight as 840,000 in US file new jobless claims
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
Airlines began mass layoffs and furloughs this week as new claims for unemployment remain at historically unprecedented levels amidst ever widening destitution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/09/jobs…

It's a Sink or Swim Year for CounterPunch
Becky Grant | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
CounterPunch was born as a tiny, hand-copied and folded newsletter. Fast forward from those humble beginnings, when Alexander Cockburn and Ken Silverstein were at the helm, to now and you'll see the incredible evolution of CounterPunch. Our shiny, brand new website is not an excessive luxury. It's a necessity to keep up with the frenetic pace of the ever-changing digital realm, so we can continue to disseminate CounterPunch to as many people as possible.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/09/its-a-sink-o…

Nukes and North Korea: a New Direction
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
North Korea's acquisition of nuclear weapons has changed the nuclear balance in Northeast Asia. But it hasn't altered the way politicians and diplomats approach the question of arms control and disarmament in the region. The debate among influencers continues to revolve around two versions of "more of the same." Containment advocates argue that North Korea…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/09/nukes-and-no…

"Totalitarian" Anti-Communism: Loaded Language Straight Out of CIA, Neo-Con Playbook
Bruce Lerro | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-09
ORIENTATION Forms of language manipulation As most of us know, verbal language is both a tool and a weapon. Verbal language allows our species to talk about the past and the future. It allows us to label mental and physical illnesses and provides us with diagnosis and prognosis. It allows us to communicate more precisely …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/totalitarian-…

While No One Was Looking: America, Guyana, and Venezuela
Ted Snider | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
On March 2, 2020, the people of Guyana went to the polls. According to the Carter Center, at first things went really well. And then they didn't. At the close of the day, President David Granger had been re-elected. But, …
globalresearch.ca/america-guyana-venezue…

Video: "Contact Tracing", A Certified Contact Tracer Exposes the Truth
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
On July 2nd, 2008, former US President Barack Obama spoke to an enthusiastic crowd in Colorado Springs, Colorado about expanding a "civilian national security force" to meet national security goals in areas from education, healthcare to saving the environment. | He …
globalresearch.ca/video-certified-contac…

Iran says fresh US sanctions on banking sector are an attempt "to starve its people"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-09
On Thursday, the US treasury department blacklisted 18 major Iranian banks in the latest assault as part of its so-called maximum pressure campaign against the country…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/09/iran-says…

FBI Foils Right-Wing Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Months After Trump Urged "Liberation" of State
Staff | 18.224.45.15 | 2020-10-09
Just months after President Trump tweeted for his supporters to "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" the FBI has foiled an alleged plot to kidnap and take hostage Democratic Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer. Authorities arrested six men Thursday involved in the kidnapping plot, and seven others who were said to be planning to storm the state Capitol in Lansing with the intent of starting a civil war. "It came as a surprise to many, but not necessarily here in Michigan, because the state has a long history of militia and white nationalist ties," says Russ McNamara, a reporter at WDET, Detroit's NPR affiliate. We also speak w…
18.224.45.15/2020/10/9/michigan_kidnappi…

John Lennon at 80: One Man Against the Deep State "Monster"
John W. Whitehead | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-09
You gotta remember, establishment, it's just a name for evil. The monster doesn't care whether it kills all the students or whether there's a revolution. It's not thinking logically, it's out of control. — John Lennon (1969) John Lennon, born 80 years ago on October 9, 1940, was a musical genius and pop cultural icon. …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/john-lennon-a…

Weekly News Review: 3rd — 9th October
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-10-09
Editors Weekly Poke We are now inside the last three months of 2020 and Britain sits on the precipice of an almighty cliff that will forever change the nature and character of our country if bad decisions are made. Unfortunately, these decisions are in the hands of people with a track record of moral bankruptcy, …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/weekly-news-review-3rd-9th-october/

Los Angeles school district uses COVID-19 testing to accelerate back-to-school drive
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
The Los Angeles Unified School District finished its trial phase of coronavirus testing and will begin implementing larger scale testing in preparation for a return to in-person learning as early as November.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/09/lasd…

Debatable: Can Kamala Harris Tell Us Anything About the Politics of Ava DuVernay?
Lawrence Ware — Chanda Prescod-Weinstein | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
I can't believe that it was just last year that Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" was the thing that Black folks were watching and discussing on social media. We laughed, we cried, we felt righteous indignation at the way those young men were treated, and immeasurable gratitude for the filmmaker who put their stories…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/09/debatable-ca…

The Michigan conspiracy, Trump, and the 2020 election
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
Donald Trump is engaged in a plot to deploy fascist militia to overturn the outcome of the election. The working class must demand answers in order to expose and stop the conspiracy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/09/pers…

Over 6000 Scientists, Doctors Sign Anti-lockdown Petition
Steve Watson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
Over six thousand scientists and doctors have signed a petition against coronavirus lockdown measures, urging that those not in the at risk category should be able to get on with their lives as normal, and that lockdown rules in both …
globalresearch.ca/6000-scientists-doctor…

Britain is on the Skids, Economically and Morally
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
Countless millions in Britain are suffering economically and/or medically from the effects of the government's erratic whack-a-mole approach to the Covid-19 crisis. On the other hand, criminal gangs and some very rich citizens have prospered greatly from the effects of the pandemic, and morally it is difficult to draw a line between these elements of the…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/09/128708/

Zimbabwean teachers refuse to work as government reopens schools without COVID-19 protection
wsws.org | 2020-10-09
Teachers are demanding that as frontline workers they should have regular testing, adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), and risk allowances before they are prepared to start work again.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/09/zimb…

Nobody for President: Voting Legitimizes a Fraudulent Democracy
William Hawes and Jason Holland | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-09
Here's a bit of food for thought about why you should not, we repeat, should not, vote for anyone in November. Now, unlike the rabid pro-voters, there is no intention on our part to "vote-shame" those that choose to vote. If you really feel that strongly about voting, that's fine and that's your prerogative, have …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/nobody-for-pr…

UN World Food Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
news.un.org | 2020-10-09
The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions across the world — often in extremely dangerous and hard-to-access conditions — has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/10/1…

Ep 187 Don't Avert Your Gaze From the Abyss feat Alastair Crooke
Alastair Crooke | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-09
http: //hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/b/f/5/bf590220008484b9/AroundtheEmpire_Ep187_Do_Not_Avert_Gaze_From_Abyss_feat_Alastair_Crooke.mp3 | Guest: Alastair Crooke. In a recent article, Alastair sai…

Philly Activists Reclaim 50 Vacant Houses
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor | zcomm.org | 2020-10-09
Activists create a Model for Organizing as Mass Evictions Loom…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/philly-activists-r…

Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change
Danna Smith | zcomm.org | 2020-10-09
The Southern U.S. is now the world's largest producer and exporter of wood pellets. Under the guise of "renewable energy," the voracious European demand for wood pellets has put forests and communities in this region at increased risk.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/europe-drives-dest…

Are far right groups just about spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation?
Richard McNeil Willson | zcomm.org | 2020-10-09
Research finds that far right tactics are less about misinformation than looking for community support by highlighting societal inequalities…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/re-far-right-group…

An Election Letter to White Male Boomers
Rob Okun | zcomm.org | 2020-10-09
If we're to make good on the promise of the sixties' best days, we have to step up now in these perilous ones…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/an-election-letter…

Google Contractor Moving Work From Pittsburgh To Poland To Bust Union
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
Pittsburgh, PA -Today the NLRB charged Google Contractor HCL with moving work from Pittsburgh to Poland, citing that the move was a way to bust the newly formed Pittsburgh Association of Tech Professionals. | The NLRB Region 6, based in Pittsburgh, charged HCL with breaking labor law and refusing to negotiate a bargain in good faith with the Pittsburgh Association of Tech Professionals. Most egregiously, the NLRB charged HCL with moving work to lower-paid tech workers in Krakow, Poland.
popularresistance.org/google-contractor-…

Pandemic Could Push Up To 150 Million Into 'Extreme Poverty' By 2021
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
Amid findings that the combined wealth of the planet's billionaires skyrocketed to $10.2 trillion during the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank warned Wednesday that the public health crisis could cause global extreme poverty to rise for the first time in over two decades and push tens of millions of people into that category by next year. | "Between 88 million and 115 million people could fall back into extreme poverty as a result of the pandemic, with an additional increase of between 23 million and 35 million in 2021, potentially bringing the total number of new people living in extreme poverty to between 11…
popularresistance.org/pandemic-could-pus…

AFRICOM: Deadly Deception
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
On October 1, 2007, the United States under the presidency of George W. Bush and the military leadership of the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, launched the Africa Command (AFRICOM). The command was based in Stuttgart, Germany. In the same vein as the 1884/85 Berlin Conference, AFRICOM was a wholly external concoction to be imposed on Africans without their input or consent. In fact, when African leaders first heard of the establishment of an African command, they overwhelmingly rejected its intent to expand U.S. military presence on the African continent.
popularresistance.org/africom-deadly-dec…

Portland: DA Declines To Prosecute 70% Of Portland Protest Cases
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
Portland police have referred almost 1,000 protest-related cases to the Multnomah District Attorney's Office since late May and prosecutors have declined to file charges in nearly 70 percent of them, according to an online tracking dashboard unveiled Wednesday. | Prosecutors have so far fielded 974 criminal cases against people in the ongoing demonstrations against racial injustice and police use of force. | They have dropped 666 of them without filing charges, data provided by the office shows.
popularresistance.org/portland-da-declin…

Why America's Economic War On China Is Failing
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
U.S. President Donald Trump–supported by most of the U.S. establishment–deepened the U.S. government's assault on the Chinese economy. The "trade war" seemed to play well with Trump's political base, who somehow hoped that an economic attack on China would miraculously create economic prosperity for them. In 2018, Trump slapped tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of various Chinese goods. Then, Trump's administration went after Chinese high-tech firms such as Huawei, ZTE, ByteDance (the owners of TikTok), and WeChat.
popularresistance.org/why-americas-econo…

Protest Over Arrest Of Pregnant Woman Enters Seventh Day
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
A protest in front of City Hall in Kansas City over the arrest of a pregnant Black woman entered its seventh day on Thursday. | Demonstrators have camped out in front of City Hall after videos circulated showing a white Kansas City police officer kneeling on the back of a Black pregnant woman during her arrest last week. | The protesters are demanding Police Chief Richard Smith resign and want the officer involved to be fired. They are also calling for the city to redistribute 50 percent of the department's budget to social services to help the Black community, according to The Associated Press.
popularresistance.org/protest-over-arres…

Insulin Copay Caps Fall Short, Fuel Underground Exchanges
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
Denver – D.j. Mattern had her Type 1 diabetes under control until COVID's economic upheaval cost her husband his hotel maintenance job and their health coverage. The 42-year-old Denver woman suddenly faced insulin's exorbitant list price — anywhere from $125 to $450 per vial — just as their household income shrank. | She scrounged extra insulin from friends, and her doctor gave her a couple of samples. But as she rationed her supplies, her blood sugar rose so high her glucose monitor couldn't even register a number. In June, she was hospitalized.
popularresistance.org/insulin-copay-caps…

Solidarity, Direct Action, And Self-Determination: Kasa Invisível
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-09
The Zapatistas have said the best solidarity anyone can offer is to start their own social centers, projects, movements, and revolutions wherever they are based. In Belo Horizonte, the capital city of the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil, a collective called Kasa Invisível (Portuguese for "Invisible House") has heeded that proposal, and hopes to inspire you to do the same. | The three formerly abandoned houses now occupied by this autonomous, anti-capitalist collective serve as a home for people in need, a social and cultural center for the community, and a meeting and organizing space for anti-author…
popularresistance.org/solidarity-direct-…

More pragmatism in dealing with Corona
Hendrik Stroeck | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Pragmatic approaches are needed to find solutions to allow life without breaks. Scientists must make their contribution. It is more important than ever that we are not only stubbornly clinging to concepts, but that we are prepared to break new ground. Also new ways of communication. A Corona traffic light would make both possible as a first step.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/09/1883740…

Wednesday 10/14: San Francisco Ballot Initiative Forum w/ Women's March SF & Others
Women's March SF & others | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

Saturday 10/17: Women's March SF: March for Our Rights! Demand Equality, Repro Freedom, & Save SCOTUS
Women's March SF & partners | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
IN-PERSON: Civic Center Plaza, 335 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, | then march to Embarcadero Plaza (march only, NO pre or post rally) | ONLINE: join the "Call to Action" via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

Friday 10/16: Community Discussion on Latinx Issues & Animal Agriculture
Direct Action Everywhere | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online. Email me for the link.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/09/1883740…

Friday 10/16: California Ballot Initiative Forum w/ Women's March SF & Others
Women's March SF & others | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

Tuesday 10/20: Kimberly Jones: I'm Not Dying With You Tonight
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online webinar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

Moms 4 Housing Announces Future of Moms House
Moms4Housing | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Moms Joined by Oakland City Council Members, Labor Council and Oakland Community Land Trust…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/09/1883740…

Striking AHS SEIU 1021 & CNA Workers Hear Alameda Supervisors Promise To Fire AHS Bosses
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Hundreds of striking SEIU 1021 & CNA AHS workers rallied at the Alameda County Building to protest the union busting tactics of this group that runs the Alameda public health system. Two County supervisors promised to remove them from running the public healthcare system…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/08/1883739…

Tuesday 10/27: Gretchen Sorin: Driving While Black: African-American Travel & Civil Rights
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online webinar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

Tuesday 10/13: Lama Rod Owens: Love and Rage
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online webinar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

Monday 10/12: MoveOn: Your Vote is Power in Action Rally!
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online via link, you must RSVP…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/09/1883740…

Tuesday 10/13: The Truth About Voting By Mail: Your Right to Vote Safely During COVID & the 2020 Election
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/09/1883740…

As oil drilling expands, Newsom pledges to 'conserve' 30% of land and coastal waters by 2030
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy criticized Newsom for failing to deliver on climate change while his administration has issued over 2,600 oil and gas drilling permits this year so far. | "Governor Newsom needs to go back to the drawing board and tackle the state's biggest polluters head-on," said Nagy. "We're losing patience with his lack of meaningful action."
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/08/1883739…

Saturday 10/17: Women's March: Nationwide Marches & Actions to Honor RBG, #GOTV & Rise Against Trump!
Women's March | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Women's March: online actions & socially distant in-person events across the country…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/08/1883739…

Harris refuses to oppose Trump's planned 2020 election coup
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
The Democratic candidate was asked what her party's response would be to Trump seeking to remain in office in defiance of the voters.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/08/1883738…

Wednesday 10/14: Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Film: 'Waging Change'
Piedmont Diversity Film Series | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Zoom from your own home…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/07/1883738…

Tuesday 10/13: Your Right to Vote, Voice Your Choice! Webinar (Disability Rights CA)
Disability Rights CA | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online webinar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/09/1883740…

League of Women Voters Launches Essential Voter Resources to Help San Franciscans Vote
LWVSF | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online programs, events, and materials continue LWVSF's 100-year tradition of nonpartisan voter services, despite the pandemic.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/09/1883740…

League of Women Voters Launches Essential Voter Resources to Help San Franciscans Vote in
LWVSF | indybay.org | 2020-10-09
Online programs, events, and materials continue LWVSF's 100-year tradition of nonpartisan voter services, despite the pandemic.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/09/1883740…

A case-control and cohort study to determine the relationship between ethnic background and severe COVID-19
Rosita Zakeri, Rebecca Bendayan, Mark Ashworth, Daniel M. Bean, Hiten Dodhia, Stevo Durbaba, Kevin O'Gallagher, Claire Palmer, Vasa Curcin, Elizabeth Aitken, William Bernal, Richard D. Barker, Sam Norton, Martin Gulliford, James T.H. Teo, James Galloway, Richard J.B. Dobson, Ajay M. Shah | thelancet.com | 2020-10-09
Black and Mixed ethnicity are independently associated with greater admission risk with COVID-19 and may be risk factors for development of severe disease, but do not affect in-hospital mortality risk. Comorbidities and socioeconomic factors only partly account for this and additional ethnicity-related factors may play a large role. The impact of COVID-19 may be different in Asians.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30318-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Russia's Strategic Intervention in Syria Five Years On — An 'Unpardonable Blow' to U.S. Empire
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-09
Five years ago this month, Russia began conducting fateful military operations in Syria at the request of the government in Damascus. It was a momentous "turning point," as noted by Syria's President Assad this week, whose nation is slowly rising from the ashes of war. | More than salvaging Syria from a nearly decade-long war — vitally important though that was — Russia's pivotal intervention also marked the strategic setback for a Western-b…
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The Case Against Social Media: Mass Misinformation in the Covid-19 Era
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-09
Anthony DIMAGGIO | Despite the rising salience of "fake news" in the U.S., propaganda, misinformation, and conspiracy theories are hardly new phenomena. In the 1950s, The historian Richard Hofstadter famously wrote in The Paranoid Style of American Politics about conspiratorial thinking in American history, including McCarthyism, ravings about water fluoridation, and wild tales about the Illuminati and Free Masons secretly dominating American politics and society. | Americans are now witnessing a new era of c…
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Systemic Racism At Wells Fargo & Microsoft
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-09
Rod DREHER | Here's a letter the US Labor Department sent to Wells Fargo recently. (I had to screenshot it in parts, which is why it's broken up here): | The Labor Department sent a similar letter to Microsoft: | There is no chance at all that a Biden administration Labor Department would investigate major corporations for anti-white discrimination. Keep that in mind. Naturally, there has been negative press coverage. For example: Samuel Bagenstos, a law professor at the University…
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'I Am White, Therefore a Racist' Declares Liberal Professor, in Latest Proof U.S. Academics Are Fueling Racial Tensions
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-09
In the latest sign that the mind of U.S. academia has been hijacked by the left, a professor from the University of California-Santa Barbara described herself "a white American" who is, therefore "by definition racist." | In a webinar lecture entitled, "Undoing White Supremacy in the Language Disciplines," Mary Bucholtz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics at the University of California-Santa Barbara, broke the news to America's majority white population that white supremacy "is a system that White people have built in order to oppress everyone else." | "As a White American, I am by definition r…
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The Heat: U.S. vice presidential debate
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-10-09
The two U.S. vice presidential candidates take the debate stage. Plus President Trump pulls out of the next presidential debate.
america.cgtn.com/2020/10/09/the-heat-u-s…

Post-traumatic stress experienced by partners following miscarriage
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-09
One in 12 partners experience post-traumatic stress after miscarriage, suggests a new study.
imperial.ac.uk/news/206373/post-traumatic-stress-experienced-partners-following-miscarriage

Tackling mental health and non-communicable disease to build a healthier society
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-09
Imperial researchers are helping policymakers and industry build a healthier society with the support of the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund.
imperial.ac.uk/news/205893/tackling-mental-health-non-communicable-disease-build

Imperial scientists help artists re-imagine 'Albertopolis'
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-09
The Imperial led Great Exhibition Road Festival, and Kensington & Chelsea Art Week have launched a new exhibition to mark World Mental Health Day…
imperial.ac.uk/news/205795/imperial-scientists-help-artists-re-imagine-albertopolis

Highlighting housing affordability and space safety to build a smarter society
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-10-09
Imperial researchers are helping policymakers and industry build a smarter society with the support of the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund.
imperial.ac.uk/news/206053/highlighting-housing-affordability-space-safety-build

Omnibus Collisions: Coronavirus Policing and Overreach in Victoria
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-09
In her September 17 speech to parliament, the Attorney General of the Australian state of Victoria, Jill Hennessy, explained various provisions of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill. Of most interest was the proposal that would dramatically inflate the scope of public health power in ostensibly preventing a spread of COVID-19. …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/omnibus-colli…

Australia must support Kurdistan
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-09
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-must-…

The Indo-Pacific "Quad" Alliance (Australia, Japan, US, India) Holds Summit as U.S. Pushes for More Aggression against China
Walter Smolarek | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-09
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Japan today to attend a high-profile summit of top diplomats from the countries involved in the "Indo-Pacific Quad." The Quad is a U.S.-initiated alliance composed of Australia, Japan, the United States and India….
globalresearch.ca/quad-alliance-summit-u…

How Boris Johnson Killed Tens of Thousands of Britons: The First Four Months
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-09
Epidemiologists agree that if swift and effective measures are put in place early, COVID-19 infects and kills fewer people. Johnson's response was neither swift nor effective. Having a "particularly extreme form of capitalism," Britain was already disadvantaged when it came to facing a pandemic. By May, 60,000 people in the UK had died: by far…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/09/how-boris-jo…

Resistance grows to Santos' gas project in the Pilliga, despite IPC ruling
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-10-09
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'This is not just about a railway': meet the women at the forefront of the battle to save Jones Hill Wood
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-10-09
After nine days of amazing resistance by activists, the battle to save Jones Hill Wood is entering its final phase, with nine people arrested on Thursday 8 October. Jones Hill is an ancient woodland which will be destroyed imminently to make way for the HS2 high speed railway, dubbed "the most expensive and destructive infrastructure project in Europe". | Activists have spent most of this year making a home in the special woodland, building and sleeping in…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/10/09/this-is-…

Will Deeper Segregation Be Bill de Blasio's Legacy?
Corinne Low, Shams DaBaron | thenation.com | 2020-10-09
Will Deeper Segregation Be Bill de Blasio's Legacy?
thenation.com/article/society/new-york-s…

The Future of the Gig Economy Is on the Ballot
Wilfred Chan | thenation.com | 2020-10-09
The Future of the Gig Economy Is on the Ballot…
thenation.com/article/politics/prop-22-a…

How to Date a Racist
Talia Lavin | thenation.com | 2020-10-09
How to Date a Racist…
thenation.com/article/society/white-supr…

GOP Attempts to Suppress the Vote Must be Stopped
Mark Weisbrot | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Trump has governed in some ways that no US president has ever done before. One is that he made almost no attempt to expand his support beyond his hard-core base. Even dictators generally come to a different conclusion about what is best for their political survival. But Trump has had difficulty even distancing himself from…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/08/gop-attempts…

Republican attempts to suppress the vote must be stopped
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2020-10-08
Democrats need to bring some "law and order" to these elections: people who deprive Americans of their constitutional right to vote, in order to steal an election, will be prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/republican-attempt…

Evo Morales' Ally Has Real Chance of Winning Bolivia's Upcoming Elections
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
A corrupt, manipulative and indolent government in Bolivia, coupled with problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has only exacerbated the many issues the country has faced since Evo Morales was ousted from power on November 10, 2019. Interior Minister Arturo | …
globalresearch.ca/evo-morales-ally-real-…

Turkey backs Azeri offensive on Armenia as Russia, Iran warn of escalation
wsws.org | 2020-10-08
The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatens to escalate into a regional war involving Russia, Iran, Turkey and the entire NATO alliance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/08/azer…

Turkish F-16s kept in Azerbaijan 'as deterrent against Armenian attacks'
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-08
Turkish F-16s kept in Azerbaijan 'as deterrent against Armenian attacks' | Sources say warplanes haven't participated in raids and denied that they had shot down an Armenian jet, as claimed by Yerevan | Ragip Soylu | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 08: 10 | Five Turkish F-16s took part in the TurAz Eagle military drill in Azerbaijan's city of Ganja on 31 July (Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence / Screengrab) | Turkey has kept a number…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-armeni…

Does Damascus Regard the Syrian Armenians Reportedly Fighting in Azerbaijan as Traitors?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
The Turkish reports alleging that the Kurdish-allied Syrian-Armenian militia "Nubar Ozanyan Brigade" is fighting in Azerbaijan on the side of the separatists prompt questions about exactly how Damascus regards this armed group, but if Syria's official statements pertaining to the …
globalresearch.ca/does-damascus-regard-s…

Penelope Cruz bombarded with Nagorno-Karabakh comments on Instagram as users mistake Colombian flag on film poster for Armenia's
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Hollywood star Penelope Cruz has been unwittingly dragged into an online battle over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, after social media users falsely assumed she had posted an image of the Armenian flag. | The Spanish-born actress shared a photo of…
rt.com/usa/502920-penelope-cruz-nagorno-…

NEO: Will it be Biden and Putin, Making the New World?
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-08
The current situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan has shown the world the dangers of secret pacts and ancient grudges, as a new "August 1914" moves toward reality. | As early as 2012, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel and the Gulf States began arming al Qaeda and ISIS, deploying them against both Syria and Iraq. | Other nations aided as well, not just the US, France and Britain. There was also Georgia, Azerbaijan, Romania and, above all, Ukraine. | We will cover the backstory on this but what is clear is this, the Trump era replacement for NATO, where supposed enemies work in concert seamlessly, presents challenges…
thealtworld.com/gordon_duff/neo-will-it-…

Two Russian journalists & guide injured in shelling of iconic 19th century cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Two Russian journalists and their Russian fixer have been injured in the shelling of a historic Armenian church in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the second attack on the Ghazanchetsots cathedral in one day. | Russian military correspondents Yury Kotenok and Levon Arzanov suffered injuries during a Thursday strike on the cathedral, located in the town of Shusha, the Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson told news agency RIA. He added that the journalists' guide, who is also a Russian citizen, was injured as well. | | © David Ghahramanyan/NKR InfoCenter/PAN Photo/Handout via REUTERS | Kotenok is…
rt.com/russia/502982-journalists-injured…

Putin invites Azerbaijani & Armenian FMs to FRIDAY talks in Moscow, urges halt to ongoing hostilities in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the top diplomats of Armenia and Azerbaijan have been invited to take part in peace talks in Moscow on Friday so that a "humanitarian" ceasefire may be agreed in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. | Putin called on all sides of the conflict to suspend hostilities "for humanitarian reasons" to allow for a prisoner swap and an exchange of bodies of those killed in the skirmishes, the Kremlin said on Thursday. The Russian president previously described the ongoing military face-off in the contes…
rt.com/russia/502994-putin-nagorno-karab…

Putin invites Azerbaijani & Armenian FMs to FRIDAY talks in Moscow, urges to halt hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the top diplomats of Armenia and Azerbaijan were invited to take part in peace talks in Moscow on Friday so that a "humanitarian" ceasefire may be agreed in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. | Putin called on all sides of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh to suspend hostilities "for humanitarian reasons" to allow for a prisoner swap and an exchange of bodies of those killed in the skirmishes, the Kremlin said Thursday. The Russian president previously described the ongoing military face-o…
rt.com/russia/502994-putin-nagorno-karab…

Putin invites Azerbaijani & Armenian FMs to FRIDAY talks in Moscow, urges halt to hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the top diplomats of Armenia and Azerbaijan were invited to take part in peace talks in Moscow on Friday so that a "humanitarian" ceasefire may be agreed in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. | Putin called on all sides of the conflict to suspend hostilities "for humanitarian reasons" to allow for a prisoner swap and an exchange of bodies of those killed in the skirmishes, the Kremlin said on Thursday. The Russian president previously described the ongoing military face-off in the contest…
rt.com/russia/502994-putin-nagorno-karab…

Two Russian journalists & their guide injured in shelling of iconic 19th century cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-10-08
Two Russian journalists and their fixer have been injured in the shelling of a historic Armenian Christian church in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. It was the second attack on the Ghazanchetsots cathedral in one day. | Russian military correspondents Yury Kotenok and Levon Arzanov suffered injuries during the Thursday strike on the iconic religious site, located in the town of Shusha, an Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson told Moscow news agency RIA Novosti. He added that the journalists' guide, who is also a Russian citizen, was injured as well. | | © David Ghahramanyan/NKR InfoCenter/PAN Ph…
rt.com/russia/502982-journalists-injured…

Video: Armenians Fight Back Against Azerbaijani Advance, Strike Strategic (BTC) Oil Pipeline
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
Armenian forces launched a missile attack on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline, according to Azerbaijan. The country's prosecutors said that Armenian forces had carried out the attack, which was prevented by the Azerbaijani military, on the pipeline in Yevlah at …
globalresearch.ca/video-armenians-fight-…

Captive of the Caucasus: The Long War Over Nagorno-Karabakh
Viken Berberian | thenation.com | 2020-10-08
Captive of the Caucasus: The Long War Over Nagorno-Karabakh…
thenation.com/article/world/armenia-war-…

Opposition parties seize power in Kyrgyzstan amid growing geopolitical rivalry in the region
wsws.org | 2020-10-08
The current seizure of power marks the third removal of a sitting president since 1991 in a poverty-stricken country that is dominated by oligarchic politics and geopolitical rivalries.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/08/kyrg…

Rev. William Barber: Millions Are Struggling. So Why Do the Debates Ignore Poverty?
Staff | 18.224.45.15 | 2020-10-08
Rev. William Barber says the 2020 election debates have steadfastly ignored the subject of poverty, even though it affected almost half the United States population before the COVID-19 pandemic and millions more people are struggling since then. "We have to stop saying that things were well before COVID," Barber says. "The reality is, Wall Street was well." Barber is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach.
18.224.45.15/2020/10/8/mike_pence_kamala…

Rev. William Barber: Millions Are Struggling. So Why Do the Debates Ignore Poverty?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-08
Rev. William Barber says the 2020 election debates have steadfastly ignored the subject of poverty, even though it affected almost half the United States population before the COVID-19 pandemic and millions more people are struggling since then. "We have to stop saying that things were well before COVID," Barber says. "The reality is, Wall Street was well." Barber is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach.
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/8/mike_penc…

Rev. William Barber on Voter Suppression: Republicans Know They Can't Win If Everyone Casts a Ballot
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-08
During Wednesday's debate, Vice President Mike Pence refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power if Biden wins the election. Instead, he referenced the Trump administration's legal efforts to restrict mail-in voting. Rev. William Barber says the Republican Party's voter suppression efforts ahead of the November election, aimed primarily at Black and Brown voters, amount to "surgical racism with surgical precision." The Poor People's Campaign, of which Barber is co-chair, is leading a major voter mobilization effort to combat voter disenfranchisement. "They know they cannot win if everybody votes. They are…
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/8/rev_willi…

Rev. William Barber: Republicans Can't Win Without Voter Suppression
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-08
During Wednesday's debate, Vice President Mike Pence refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power if Biden wins the election. Instead, he referenced the Trump administration's legal efforts to restrict mail-in voting. Rev. William Barber says the Republican Party's voter suppression efforts ahead of the November election, aimed primarily at Black and Brown voters, amount to "surgical racism with surgical precision." The Poor People's Campaign, of which Barber is co-chair, is leading a major voter mo…
truthout.org/video/rev-william-barber-re…

Rev. William Barber on Voter Suppression: Republicans Know They Can't Win If Everyone Casts a Ballot
Staff | 18.224.45.15 | 2020-10-08
During Wednesday's debate, Vice President Mike Pence refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power if Biden wins the election. Instead, he referenced the Trump administration's legal efforts to restrict mail-in voting. Rev. William Barber says the Republican Party's voter suppression efforts ahead of the November election, aimed primarily at Black and Brown voters, amount to "surgical racism with surgical precision." The Poor People's Campaign, of which Barber is co-chair, is leading a major voter mobilization effort to combat voter disenfranchisement. "They know they cannot win if everybody votes. They are…
18.224.45.15/2020/10/8/rev_william_barbe…

Science denial runs deep in the GOP
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-10-08
Back in 2012, climate science denial created an "October Surprise" moment for the presidential election and a turning point against the presidential prospects of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. In 2020 science denial is again a game changer, this time for Republican President Donald Trump, who has continued to downplay COVID-19's seriousness, even after he was hospitalized for the disease which has killed more than 210,000 Americans. | A month before Hurricane Sandy reached landfall first in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and then New York City, killing 37…
therealnews.com/science-denial-runs-deep…

PDF of October 8 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-10-08
Download the 12-page PDF. COVID: A tale of two classes Trump, COVIS and poetic justice Essential food workers battle virus WORLD: China; Palestine; Pakistan; Greece. ALSO: Denver labor for Black Lives; Louisville grand jury exposed; Mumia: Breonna's deathbed; Debate debacle; Voter suppression in the South; BLM protest vs debate; The . . . | Continue reading PDF of October 8 issue at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/10/51759/?utm_source=rs…

An infected president, a disease of the heart, an imperiled republic
Thomas Magstadt | nationofchange.org | 2020-10-08
It's a supreme irony that President Trump has chosen to call Covid-19 "the China virus".
nationofchange.org/2020/10/08/an-infecte…

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-causes-eff…

The Greatest Failure in Presidential History: Kamala Harris Slams Trump/Pence's Handling of COVID-19
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-10-08
Separated by two plates of plexiglass, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris met Wednesday in the only vice-presidential debate of the campaign season. Pence, who heads the White House Coronavirus Task Force, repeatedly defended the Trump administration's handling of the crisis as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 nears 212,000 and millions of people remain out of work. The debate also took place against the backdrop of a White House outbreak that has infected President Trump and dozens of other senior figures.
www.democracynow.org/2020/10/8/vp_debate…

The Heat: US President Trump returns to Oval Office
Holly Sheppard | america.cgtn.com | 2020-10-08
A US marine posted outside the Oval office of the White House signals US President Trump is back at work while battling COVID-19.
america.cgtn.com/2020/10/08/the-heat-us-…

'Made Public Sector the Fall Guy': US Free Market Fetishism Drives Failure to Combat COVID-19
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-08
At the US vice-presidential candidate debate on Wednesday, Democratic challenger Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) failed to offer a viable alternative to the Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. An economist told Sputnik her failure stems from a bipartisan obsession with seeking solutions to social problems in the private sector.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202010081080712…

White House Does Not Think Trump Got COVID-19 From Military Families
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-08
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The White House does not think that US President Donald Trump got the novel coronavirus after meeting with the families of soldiers who died while serving in the military, the White House spokesperson Alyssa Farah told reporters on Thursday.
sputniknews.com/us/202010081080712870-wh…

Pence's Handling of COVID Is Straight Out of the Christian Right Playbook
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-10-08
Hours before Wednesday's vice presidential debate, one of the nation's leading medical journals released a scathing and unprecedented plea for voters to reject Trump and Pence's reelection bid, calling their leadership on COVID-19 "dangerously incompetent." | Sen. Kamala Harris echoed that language in her strongest moments of the debate, ripping Pence for allowing more than 200,000 people to die of COVID. "The American people have h…
truthout.org/articles/pences-handling-of…

The Greatest Failure in Presidential History: Kamala Harris Slams Trump/Pence's Handling of COVID-19
Staff | 18.224.45.15 | 2020-10-08
Separated by two plates of plexiglass, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris met Wednesday in the only vice-presidential debate of the campaign season. Pence, who heads the White House Coronavirus Task Force, repeatedly defended the Trump administration's handling of the crisis as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 nears 212,000 and millions of people remain out of work. The debate also took place against the backdrop of a White House outbreak that has infected President Trump and dozens of other senior figures.
18.224.45.15/2020/10/8/vp_debate_coronav…

Labor Unions and Green Groups Sue Trump Admin. for 'Failure to Protect Frontline Workers From Covid-19'
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-08
"People are dying, and more people are going to die because the Trump administration has totally failed to protect Americans who have been on the job throughout the pandemic keeping our country running." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/08/labor-u…

After Trump Covid-19 Diagnosis, Pelosi and Raskin to Propose Creating Commission on Presidential Capacity
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-08
The House speaker's office said the commission would "help ensure effective and uninterrupted leadership in the highest office in the Executive Branch of government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/10/08/after-t…

Infectious Conspiracies: Donald Trump, Coronavirus and Reality
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
One measure of success in politics is the degree enemies imitate you, even if done insincerely and without flattery. Insincere imitation has become the preserve of a whole panoply of Donald Trump's critics stretching from the money, corporate side of the Democrats to the sandalled warriors who believe in environmental eschatology. Most importantly for Joe…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/08/infectious-c…

Former CDC head: Trump policy resulted in coronavirus 'slaughter'
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-10-08
WASHINGTON–The former head of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. William Foege, is telling the current CDC chief, Dr. Robert Redfield, to resign in protest over the GOP Trump regime's politicization of the agency on how to combat the coronavirus pandemic–and tell the country why in an open letter to CDC's workers. …
peoplesworld.org/article/former-cdc-head…

Labor Unions File UN Complaint Over 'Outrageous' Violations Of Workers' Rights
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-10-08
United States labor leaders representing workers in several trade unions on Wednesday filed a complaint with the United Nations' labor agency, making the case that under the Trump administration, the U.S. has violated numerous international labor laws during the coronavirus pandemic. | The AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) filed the complaint in Geneva, home of the International Labor Organization (ILO), a U.N. institution dedicated to protecting workers' rights related to workplace safeguards and collective bargaining.
popularresistance.org/labor-unions-file-…

The Long Haul: Living Through Pandemic-Plus
Frida Berrigan | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
After all these months and 210,000 deaths, you'd think I'd be used to it all, but I'm not. It doesn't seem even a little normal yet. I'm still full of absences, missing so much I used to take for granted: hugs and handshakes, rooms crowded for funerals and weddings, potluck dinners and house parties. I…
counterpunch.org/2020/10/08/the-long-hau…

Guatemalan and Mexican Governments Use Pandemic to Turn Back Caravan of Thousands of Refugees
Tamara Pearson | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Thousands of Honduran migrants and refugees have been beaten, arrested, threatened with prison, and deported as they tried to make their way through the closed borders of Guatemala and Mexico. Over the last few days the Mexican and Guatemalan governments collaborated to stop the migrant march or caravan, which left Honduras on 30 September, from reaching Mexico and the US.
counterpunch.org/2020/10/08/guatemalan-a…

Historic general strike in South Africa sees workers raise issues of corruption, job loss
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-10-08
The strike was called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions and was joined by the South African Federation of Trade Unions and other organizations. It may set the stage for a new phase of working class unity…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/10/08/historic-…

'Successful' People Are Misery Super-Spreaders
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-08
"We are led by the least among us — the least intelligent, the least noble, the least visionary. We are led by the least among us and we do not fight back against the dehumanizing values that are handed down as control icons." | ~ Terence McKenna | The term "super-spreader" has been popping up a lot in mainstream news media and Democrat-aligned partisan rhetoric in reference to President Trump and hi…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/success…

'Successful' People Are Misery Super-Spreaders
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-08
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "We are led by the least among us — the least intelligent, the least noble, the least visionary. We are led by the least among us and we do not fight back against the dehumanizing values that are handed down as control icons." | ~ Terence McKenna | The term "super-spreader" has been popping up a lot in mainstream news media and Democrat-aligned partisan rhetoric in reference to President Trump and…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/08/su…

OPCW Syria Whistleblower and Ex-OPCW Chief Attacked by U.S., UK, France at UN
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-10-08
At the UN Security Council, the US, UK and France were confronted with testimony from OPCW whistleblower Ian Henderson and ex-OPCW chief Jose Bustani that challenged the rationale for their bombing of Syria in April 2018. They responded by attacking and silencing the witnesses. Aaron Maté recaps the extraordinary events.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/08/op…

'Vicious Cycle': Amazon Rainforest May Turn Into Savannah as Cattle Ranching Drives Deforestation
sputniknews.com | 2020-10-08
David Pearson, a research professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, and Philip Fearnside, an ecologist at the National Institute for Research in Amazonia (INPA) in Brazil, joined Radio Sputnik on Thursday to discuss the role the meat industry plays in the Amazon rainforest fires.
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The Uyghur Issue: How Can the U.S. Dare Lecturing China About the Rights of the Muslims?
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
This article by the late Andre Vltchek was first published in 2019. | In 2019, I have written a long analysis about "the Uyghur issue"; analysis which will be soon published as a book. | For some time, I have been warning …
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Trump's USDA Sued Over Program Allowing 'Horrific' Mass Slaughter of Native Wildlife
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-10-08
"To carry out such a horrific onslaught on native wildlife in the midst of a mass extinction event and a climate crisis, without any real knowledge of the impact, is utterly outrageous." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Using human rights to promote war: debunking UN's new Venezuela report
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-08
Red Lines host Anya Parampil debunks a new report issued by the UN Human Right's Council which accuses Venezuela's government of "crimes against humanity". Transcript below.
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'None of It Reported': How Corporate Media Buried the Assange Trial
Media Lens | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
One of the most imposing features of state-corporate propaganda is its incessant, repetitive nature. Over and over again, the 'mainstream' media have to convince the public that 'our' government prioritises the health, welfare and livelihoods of the general population, rather …
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The Construction of an Alternative to "Manufactured Dissent"
Prof. Charles McKelvey | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
In The Globalization of War, Michel Chossudovsky writes of the process of "manufacturing dissent," which functions to channel the anger and frustrations of the people in a direction that does not challenge elite interests. | The concept of manufacturing | …
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What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
The data and concepts have been manipulated with a view to sustaining the fear campaign. The estimates are meaningless. The figures have been hyped to justify the closure of the national economy. Covid-19 is a public health concern but it is NOT a dangerous virus.
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Selected Articles: Assaulting Science in the Name of Science
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
The Construction of an Alternative to "Manufactured Dissent" | By Prof. Charles McKelvey, October 08 2020 | In The Globalization of War, Michel Chossudovsky writes of the process of "manufacturing dissent," which functions to channel the anger and frustrations of the | …
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Tuesday 11/10: Chris Hedges: The Culture of Despair
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2020-10-08
Online webinar…
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The case for a socialist Green New Deal
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-10-08
Proposals for a Green New Deal (GND) were multiplying even before the pandemic, but the economic crisis triggered by Coronavirus has given them a new urgency.
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US imposes sanctions on Iran in defiance of European humanitarian concerns
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-08
US imposes sanctions on Iran in defiance of European humanitarian concerns | Treasury Department targets 18 Iranian banks, effectively blacklisting country's financial sector | MEE staff | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 20: 46 | In addition to sanctions, a drop in oil prices and a slump in the global economy have deepened Iran's economic crisis (AFP/File photo) | The US imposed a tranche of sanctions on Iran's financial sector on Thur…
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NIAC Condemns New Iran Sanctions That Will Stifle Humanitarian Trade
commondreams.org | 2020-10-08
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Fires Raze Nearly Half of Indigenous Territories in Brazil's Pantanal
Bianca Muniz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
In September, 164 fires were recorded across Indigenous territories in the Brazilian Pantanal, the world's biggest wetland. In August, there were more than 200. Nearly half of the certified Indigenous areas in the region have already been subject to fires …
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Juan Guaidó Creates a Parallel Consulate in Brazil
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
A "parallel" Venezuelan Consulate in Brazil was condemned in a recent statement by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. In late September, supporters of the Venezuelan opposition leader, the self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó, announced that they would form …
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CPP founder Sison recycles anti-Trotskyist lies of Ho Chi Minh
wsws.org | 2020-10-08
Sison is making absolutely clear that the political line and perspective of the Communist Party of the Philippines derives not from Marxism but its falsifiers–Stalin, Mao Zedong and their followers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/08/hoch…

"We need to take away the children": Top Justice Department officials drove Trump's anti-immigrant family separation policy
wsws.org | 2020-10-08
While the specific officials mentioned in the report are no longer leading the department, the Trump administration's cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants has continued unabated.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/10/08/immi…

EU Parliament condemns Saudi Arabia over treatment of Ethiopian migrants
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-08
EU Parliament condemns Saudi Arabia over treatment of Ethiopian migrants | Criticism comes after report by Telegraph that thousands of Ethiopian migrants were locked up to stop spread of Covid-19 | MEE staff | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 19: 13 | Thousands of people from Ethiopia have made dangerous journey through Yemen to Saudi Arabia (AFP/File photo) | The European Parliament condemned Saudi Arabia for holding tens of thousands…
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Donald Trump Is Not Extreme Left
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2020-10-08
Donald Trump is not extreme left. Seems obvious, right? Shouldn't I be writing that Joe Biden isn't extreme left, as this is the accusation leveled against him? Still, I think when people call Joe Biden extreme left it's seen as a positive. When Noam Chomsky calls him the most progressive President since FDR we are…
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Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike against administrative detention hits 75 days
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-08
Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike against administrative detention hits 75 days | Maher al-Akhras has refused to cease his hunger strike unless 'freedom (is granted) to my family and my children' | MEE staff | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 13: 52 | Maher al-Akhras with one of his children before his arrest in July by Israeli forces (Screengrab) | A Palestinian prisoner has been on a hunger strike for 75 days in protest against his…
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US elections: Four Middle East moments from Harris-Pence debate
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2020-10-08
US elections: Four Middle East moments from Harris-Pence debate | Kamala Harris and Mike Pence discussed US policy on Iran, Israel and Palestine in the first and only vice presidential debate | Ali Harb | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 07: 11 | Plexiglass separated the two candidates on Wednesday amid coronavirus concerns (AFP) | If political debates were a sport, US vice presidential debates would be a game between the reserve teams.
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Libya Refuses to Take Up Arab League Presidency Following Palestinian Walkout
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2020-10-08
Libya on Tuesday refused to assume the presidency of the current session of the Arab League, after Palestine resigned the position in protest at the organisation's failure to take a stand against the UAE-Bahrain normalisation deals with Israel. | Qatar …
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Guterres: UN working 'relentlessly' to advance women, peace and security agenda
news.un.org | 2020-10-08
Armed conflict has a disproportionate impact on women and girls — a key reason why women's "full, equal and meaningful participation" in UN peacekeeping is such a priority, the Secretary-General said on Thursday.
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Thought Control American Style: The Social Justice Warriors Will Destroy Our Basic Freedoms
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-10-08
The worst aspect of the increasing thought control taking place in America's public space is that it is not only not over, it is increasing. | Once upon a time it was possible to rely on much of the mainstream media to report on developments more or less objectively, relegating opinion pieces to the editorial page. But that was a long time ago. I remember moving to Washington back in 1976 after many years of New York Times and International Herald Tribune readership, when both those papers still possessed editorial integrity. My first experience of the Washington Post had my head spinning, wondering how front-pag…
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Black Lives Should Always Matter: Delinking Social Justice from Seasonal US Politics
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-10-08
After viewing the first US Presidential debate on September 29, one is left with no doubt about the degenerating political discourse among America's ruling elites. Following the debate between US President, Donald Trump, and Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, most analyses focused mainly on the personal insults and name-calling, which, deservedly, earned the event the …
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