2021-08-24: News Headlines

Gideon Polya (2021-08-24). US Alliance-imposed Afghan Holocaust. dissidentvoice.org The serial war criminality and immense cruelty of the US Alliance has been enabled by the extraordinary mendacity, genocidal racism and resolute exceptionalism of US Alliance governments and Western Mainstream media (MSM). Summarized below are the horrendous realities of the US Alliance-imposed Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide that are ignored by deeply racist, genocide-complicit and …

Editor (2021-08-24). 'The Blockade Against Venezuela: Measures and Consequences'. mronline.org n recent years, the United States and its allies have unleashed a devastating blockade against Venezuela in hopes of triggering regime change.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Southern California teachers return to school to find rat-infested classrooms. wsws.org The Montebello Unified School District had to delay reopening the high school because of a rat infestation and malfunctioning ventilation.

oliviaalperstein (2021-08-24). American Billionaires Got 62% Richer During Pandemic — Almost All That Wealth Growth Will Go Income-Tax Free, Showing Need For Biden's Tax Reforms & Investment Plans. ips-dc.org Billionaires' Collective Fortune Grew $1.8 Trillion Over 17 Months, Enough to Pay for Over Half of Biden's Proposed $3.5 Trillion Investment in Healthcare, Education & More…

WSWS (2021-08-24). Biden, European powers in crisis talks over Afghan evacuation policy. wsws.org A G-7 virtual summit opens amid mounting demands from right-wing circles in the US for a more aggressive deployment of US military forces at the Kabul airport.

Pepe Escobar (2021-08-24). 'Forever War' Benefiting Afghans? Follow the Money. globalresearch.ca

Patrick Cockburn (2021-08-24). The Taliban May Pretend to Show Moderation, But the Murderous Reality is Far Different. counterpunch.org In 2001 the Taliban blew up the giant 1,500-year-old Buddhist statues in Bamiyan, central Afghanistan to show their defiance of the world and their contempt for all religious beliefs aside from their own fanatical version of Sunni Islam. Another motive was to demonstrate the Taliban's power over the Shia minority in Afghanistan, mostly members of the 4 million-strong Hazara ethnic group, in whose heartlands the statues had stood before their destruction.

Michael Hughes (2021-08-24). America's Original Sin in Post-9/11 Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org The collapse of Kabul was certainly inevitable but not because U.S.-trained Afghan forces woke up on the morning of August 15 and were suddenly struck with an overwhelming desire to surrender. In fact, a direct line can be drawn from the present moment back to the United States' decision two decades ago to prevent the …

WSWS (2021-08-24). US military veteran speaks on Afghan debacle. wsws.org Sean, a US Army veteran in his mid-30s, spoke to the WSWS about the fall of Kabul, the changing attitude of soldiers to American militarism and the social crisis within the United States.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-24). U.S. Military Bases Around the World: At What Cost? libya360.wordpress.com Mision Verdad U.S. Soldiers leaving Afghanistan (Photo: U.S. Navy) On April 14, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. military in Afghanistan will withdraw by September 11, 2021. Its departure from the territory has occurred in a disorderly and hasty manner, revealing the failure of the military invasion of twenty years ago. However, Washington…

Harry Blain (2021-08-24). The War in Afghanistan is Dead. Long Live the War on Terror! counterpunch.org Although President Biden has held fast on his commitment to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, he has thrown a few bones to advocates of U.S. power projection. One, in particular, stands out, and that is Biden's promise to use our "counterterrorism over-the-horizon capability" in Afghanistan and the wider region if necessary. What does this mean?

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-08-24). Afghanistan: The Cause and Effect of 9/11. counterpunch.org On TV, it's Saigon all over again. You see them pleading, help me!, take me with you to a better place. Kids we've regaled with ironical Che tee shirts and stonewashed Levi jeans, some of them the offspring of soldiers mixing with the local women, who the GIs promised to set free with equality and

Andrew Korybko (2021-08-24). The Top Five Conflict Variables in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Ted Rall (2021-08-24). What Will the Taliban Do? It's Up to Us. counterpunch.org How will the Taliban govern Afghanistan? It may be up to us. The U.S. is out, but what the Biden Administration and its Western allies do in the weeks and months ahead will have a big influence on whether the Central Asian country reverts to the insular medieval barbarism of the 1990s or modernizes in

Ed Rampell (2021-08-24). Afghanistan's Armageddon 20 Years After 9/11 Offers Foreign Policy Choices: Groundhog Day or Imperial Reckoning? counterpunch.org Wakeup Calls As the Afghanistan Armageddon unravels, this humiliating, devastating defeat for the US and its allies and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 (and who knows what may take place to mark that day?), plus the June 29 death of war monger extraordinaire Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, are wakeup calls. They offer Americans the chance

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Dispatches from India: 75 Years of Independence. peoplesdispatch.org We take a look at the plight of Afghan refugees in India, protests by disability rights organizations in Tamil Nadu, the present and future of India on the anniversary of independence, and the people's assembly organized on the anniversary of an iconic environmental movement in the country…

Paul Street (2021-08-24). Eight Key Points on America's Defeat in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org The humiliating defeat of the American Empire in Afghanistan — replete with "near identical images" of frantic evacuation helicopters atop a US Embassy as in Saigon in 1975 — poses a dilemma for left anti-imperialists. We must always welcome and applaud setbacks suffered by the empire, which oppresses the world with its giant global network of bases and troops and its relentless exploitation and pollution of the world natural and human resources.

Adeyinka Makinde (2021-08-24). "War Is a Racket": The US War in Afghanistan Validates General Smedley Butler. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-24). Pakistan's dangerous 'Great Game' in Afghanistan comes full circle. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From today's La Prensa Latina, originally from Spain's EFE. Pakistan's dangerous 'Great Game' in Afghanistan comes full circleBy Jaime León Islamabad — After the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, internet users in Pakistan celebrated the occasion by sharing a video of the late Hamid Gul, who headed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the country's premier …

Editor (2021-08-24). As Kabul is retaken, papers look back in Erasure. mronline.org Corporate media coverage of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the collapse of the country's U.S.-backed government has offered audiences more mystification than illumination.

Editor2 (2021-08-24). Afghan Holocaust — The Awful Truth Versus US Alliance Lies. orinocotribune.com By Dr Gideon Polya — Aug 22, 2021 | The 20 year Afghan War has ended and the war criminal US, UK, NATO and Australian invaders have all but left a devastated land. The Indigenous Afghan Taliban rapidly and peacefully took over all of formerly Occupied Afghanistan as the collaborator government collapsed and the US-trained Afghan forces offered no resistance. A peaceful, liberated Afghanistan hopefully faces a brighter future with the help of its Muslim neighbours, China, Russia and the rest of the civilized world. | The utterly mendacious and racist US and US-dominated Western Mainstream media trumpet a dish…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-24). U.S. Soldier Shot Belgian Civilian At Kabul Airport (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative Image | During the evacuation in Kabul, a Belgian citizen of Afghan origin was shot by a U.S. soldier after entering the territory of the airport. | The incident took place on August 20th, when Belgium's first planes were scheduled to evacuate people. | According to the reports by the brother of the victim, Hotak Jahanshir from Antwerp was shot at Kabul International Airport in the afternoon. | Brothers were reportedly waiting to enter the airport in a crowd at the northern gate that is mainly under control of U.S. forces. A Belgian soldier approached the crowd asking if there were any Belgian citize…

Staff (2021-08-24). Headlines for August 24, 2021. democracynow.org G7 Leaders Urge Biden to Delay Withdrawal from Afghanistan as Taliban Warns of "Consequences", WHO Calls for Two-Month Pause on Booster Shots Amid Stark Vaccine Inequity, FDA Fully Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Prompting Vaccine Mandates, Florida Doctors Hold Protest as Students Return to Classes Amid Massive COVID-19 Surge, Haiti's Earthquake Death Toll Rises to Over 2,200 with Thousands Still Homeless, Kathy Hochul Sworn In as New York Governor as Andrew Cuomo Resigns, Weather Underground Radical David Gilbert Granted Clemency, North Carolina Court Restores Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands with F…

Nathan King (2021-08-24). The Heat: Taliban Takeover and Kabul evacuation. america.cgtn.com The race to evacuate Americans and allies from Afghanistan goes on amid sparring over a possible deadline extension. The United States says it is striving to evacuate as many people as possible from the airport in Kabul "by the end of the month." About 16,000 …

sputniknews (2021-08-24). China, Iran Step in to Aid Afghanistan as US Freezes Kabul's Foreign Assets After Taliban Takeover. sputniknews.com The runaway governor of Afghanistan's central bank has warned of risks of inflation on food and other items as well as currency depreciation in the country owing to the US decision to freeze $9 billion worth of Kabul's foreign assets and suspension of dollar payments to the nation. The American decision comes after the Taliban's* takeover of Kabul.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-24). Will Ukraine Face The Same Abandonment After US Exit From Afghanistan? southfront.org Illustrative ImageAmerica is good at making promises but not so good at keeping them. | Written by Johanna Ross is a journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. | Ukraine is '

Staff (2021-08-24). U.N. Warns of "Humanitarian Catastrophe" in Afghanistan Amid Political Turmoil, Economic Crisis & Drought. democracynow.org The United Nations warns Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe, as the country faces political upheaval, a worsening economic crisis and a devastating drought. Humanitarian groups are vowing to keep working in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover, but they are facing new hurdles, from working under Taliban rule to concerns about the international community providing much needed foreign aid to restrictions at the Kabul airport. "Today in Afghanistan, we're seeing a potential humanitarian catastrophe," says Isabelle Moussard Carlsen, head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanita…

Nick Pemberton (2021-08-24). Out of Afghanistan, Better Late Than Never. counterpunch.org It wasn't long ago the American media was gaslighting us on Cuba. Now it's Afghanistan. The situation is complex, but any solution begins with the United States leaving. The sudden concern for Afghan women is an especially confounding event. Afghan women report in polls that almost 90% of them are abused. Their plight may be

Welcome w (2021-08-24). Wednesday 8/25: Rapid Response Call: How to Support Families in Haiti, Afghanistan & US Border. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-08-24). RAWA responds to the Taliban takeover. greenleft.org.au Afghan Women's Mission co-director Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) about the unfolding situation on the ground.

Staff (2021-08-24). Taliban Warns US of Consequences if Withdrawal Extended Past August 31 Deadline. orinocotribune.com Taliban labeled the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan as a "red line" and warned of consequences if the US delays its complete withdrawal from their country. | In an interview with the British channel Sky News on Monday, August 23, spokesman for the Taliban political office, Suhail Shahin, reacted to reports of a possible continuation of the US military presence in Afghanistan beyond the deadline of the August 31, stating that the complete withdrawal of foreign forces is considered a "red line, since the prolongation of the occupation would have serious consequences." | "It is a red line, "sa…

Julie Hollar (2021-08-24). Media Rediscover Afghan Women Only When US Leaves. zcomm.org For more than 20 years, US corporate media could have listened seriously to Afghan women and their concerns, bringing attention to their own efforts to improve their situation…

United Afghan Association (2021-08-24). Saturday 8/28: Stop Killing of Afghans! SF Rally in Support of Afghanistan People & Refugees. indybay.org United Nations Plaza @ 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Please wear a mask & follow COVID guidelines; This is a peaceful, respectful demonstration…

Jake Johnston (2021-08-24). Haiti Since the 2010 Earthquake: A Review of 11 Years Following the Money. cepr.net After a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti's southern peninsula on August 14, many are looking back at the devastating 2010 quake and examining lessons learned. For more than 10 years, our Haiti blog has tracked aid flows to Haiti as well as the long-term political fallout from the quake. The following is a partial review …

Victoria Korn (2021-08-24). Pobre Haití: Tras el magnicidio y el terremoto, vuelven los marines estadounidenses. globalizacion.ca Parece una mala novela policial, donde un comando de mercenarios comete un magnicidio y donde los gobiernos que envían y financian a los asesinos luego se aseguran de que sean funcionarios propios quienes investiguen el hecho, amparados por un comando…

Eva Barlett (2021-08-24). Israel's Airstrikes in Syria are not Newsworthy for Western Media, as a Result Status quo Continues & Civilians Suffer. orinocotribune.com By Eva Bartlett — Aug 22, 2021 | Israel again illegally bombed Syria last week, violating Lebanese airspace to do so and putting at risk the lives of untold numbers of civilians. And following this, crickets in the media, again. | On Thursday, just after 11pm, Israeli missiles targeted the vicinities of Damascus and Homs, according to a

Anonymous103 (2021-08-24). Large Explosion In HTS Training Camp Killed At Least 14 Militants In Syria's Idlib (Video 18+). southfront.org

South Front (2021-08-24). Video: Syria's Daraa Crisis Deepens While Northern Syria Moves Closer to Chaos. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Progressive movements warn of right-wing coup against Pedro Castillo and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at ALBA Movements' statement on the coup attempts in Peru, fuel and medical shortages in Lebanon as the government cuts subsidies, and more…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Israel violates ceasefire agreement yet again, bombs Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org Monday's Israeli bombing on the occupied Palestinian territory was the second in less than a week and a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement in May, which ended the 11-day Israeli offensive on Gaza…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Israeli forces attack Palestinians in Gaza marking the 1969 Al-Aqsa arson. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli security forces injured 42 Palestinians during demonstrations held on Saturday, August 21 at the Gaza-Israel border to mark the 1969 arson attack on the Al-Aqsa mosque. Two people were critically injured, including a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head. The same night, Israeli air force fighter jets conducted airstrikes on Gaza, targeting multiple locations. | According to Palestinian health ministry sources, of those injured, 27 were shot by security forces with live ammunition, the majority of them on the lower halves of their bodies. Among the protesters injured, 10 were children. Several others s…

Jim Miles (2021-08-24). Except for Palestine — The Limits of Progressive Politics. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Palestinian Authority suppresses protests demanding justice for Nizar Banat. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinian security forces arrested several well-known Palestinian political activists and civil society figures in protests demanding justice for an activist slain while in custody of the PA…

Allan Fisher (2021-08-24). Saturday 8/21: Free Palestine. indybay.org corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz…

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-08-24). Canadian Tire Fire #10: Encampment Evictions in Halifax, A Deadly Week in Saskatchewan Prisons, Sipekne'katik First Nation Faces Police Harassment. itsgoingdown.org Image Credit: @colinsmithtakespics on Instagram This week, Halifax was the latest city to continue the summer-long trend of violent encampment evictions and fierce encampment defence. Also in so-called Nova Scotia, police stepped up their harassment of Sipekne'katik First Nation members exercising their treaty right to fish with the arrest of the band's Chief. In so-called…

René Fidel González García (2021-08-24). Reforma económica, tiempos políticos y democratización en Cuba. globalizacion.ca Este artículo es un ejercicio de los derechos y libertades que consagra la Constitución de la República de Cuba. Es plausible estimar que con el paquete de medidas recién aprobadas, el Gobierno cubano apuesta más a aliviar la presión que…

Aviva Chomsky (2021-08-24). Using Cuba's Protests as a Chance to Denounce the Left. zcomm.org The recent protests in Cuba provoked a predictable slew of blanket denunciations of "the Left." But we can't understand what's going on in Cuba without looking at the U.S. role…

WSWS (2021-08-24). Three-day nurses strike at Charité and Vivantes hospitals in Berlin. wsws.org The union has called the protest strike in response to the enormous outrage among nurses who have performed superhuman tasks during the pandemic and now find that unbearable working conditions and low pay have become the norm.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Chicago area mechanics speak out about isolation of their struggle. wsws.org In contrast to the militancy of rank-and-file mechanics, the IAM leadership has acted throughout the struggle as strikebreakers on behalf of the NCDC.

Slomski A. (2021-08-24). Diets High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Ease Migraines. jamanetwork.com Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids might reduce the frequency and severity of migraines, a randomized clinical trial published in the BMJ suggests. However, the dietary approach didn't improve quality of life, 1 of the main outcome measures in the US National Institutes of Health—funded study.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Less than 2% people are fully vaccinated in Africa while US calls for a third dose. peoplesdispatch.org The total COVID-19 cases in Africa has now crossed 7.5 million, yet less than 2% of the continent's population has been vaccinated…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Myanmarese rights organization reports over 1,000 deaths since February coup. peoplesdispatch.org The Assistance Association of Political Prisoners also said 7,338 people, including political leaders, activists, students and unionists, have been arrested. As many as 5,730 people remain under detention across the country…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-08-24). Saudi coalition violates Yemen ceasefire 252 times in 24h. en.mehrnews.com According to the latest reports, fighter jets of the Saudi aggression coalition violated the ceasefire 252 times in the past 24 hours in Yemen's Al-Hudaydah province.

Staff (2021-08-24). Defense Team of Diplomat Alex Saab Denounces Constitutional Violations by Cape Verde. orinocotribune.com This Monday, August 23, the defense of the Venezuelan Special Envoy to Iran Alex Saab issued a statement denouncing the constitutional violations in his case. | They also urged the Constitutional Court of Cape Verde to enforce justice and release the Venezuelan diplomat. | Below is the full translation of the statement by the defense: | In a few moments the Constitutional Court of Cape Verde will rule on the appeal presented by the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab in which he invokes no less than 12 constitutional irregularities in his case. | This is a serious and solemn moment, with multiple and complex diplomatic…

WSWS (2021-08-24). Delta cases mount in New Zealand. wsws.org Jacinda Ardern's government has extended a nationwide lockdown after discovering 148 cases of the Delta variant.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Delta variant starts to hit global economy. wsws.org Due to computer chip shortages as a result of the pandemic, Toyota, the world's largest carmaker, has announced a 40 percent cut in production for September.

David Swanson (2021-08-24). Talk World Radio: KiJi Noh on How the U.S. Military Has Spread COVID Globally. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio, one of the ways in which the killing machine of war just keeps on killing. Our guest Kiji Noh and co-author Claudia Chaufan have published an article …

_____ (2021-08-24). Ag-Gag Laws Suppressing Whistleblowers Is Defeated. popularresistance.org "Kansas has hindered the ability of whistleblowers to expose inhumane conditions associated with factory farms for more than three decades while infringing on First Amendment rights," ALDF executive director Stephen Wells declared. "The Tenth Circuit's decision is a victory for animals throughout the state, who are forced into industrial animal agriculture and suffer in secret behind closed doors."

Erik Molvar (2021-08-24). The Fictions of Onaqui Expose Fatal Flaws in the BLM's Wild Horse Round Ups. counterpunch.org In July, the Bureau of Land Management rounded up the vast majority of Utah's Onaqui wild horse herd. Pressed by a lawsuit, the Bureau's Salt Lake Field Manager testified under oath that an emergency roundup was necessary because wild horses were in poor and declining health and would need to be euthanized if left in the wild. After removing the majority of the Onaqui herd from the federal lands, the agency admitted publicly that its narrative had been false: The captured Onaqui horses were in good body condition;there was plenty of forage on their Herd Management Area (HMA) to sustain the entire herd through the…

Francisco Dominguez (2021-08-24). Nicaragua: the right to live in peace. peoplesdispatch.org "Sovereignty is not argued about, It is defended" — Cesar Augusto Sandino | It is an irrefutable fact that the United States orchestrated, financed and unleashed the violent coup attempt in 2018 against the democratically elected FSLN government. Spokespeople of the US establishment, from former president Trump, extreme right-wing senators and deputies, all the way down the food chain of its formidable 'regime change' machinery, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, the CIA, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and, of course, USAID, repeatedly stated their aim was to bring about 'regime ch…

Editor (2021-08-24). Streamers versus socialism. mronline.org Dennis Broe reports on how the streaming services are attempting to subvert government-financed and often more progressive film and television production…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Norwegian organizations demand intervention in state-owned firm's labor dispute in Chile. peoplesdispatch.org The workers of the 'Los Lagos' hydroelectric power project in Chile undertaken by the Norwegian energy producer, Statkraft, have been protesting the unilateral changes in shifts of working days and lack of COVID-19 safety measures…

Norman Solomon (2021-08-24). Will Senate Democrats Stoop to Confirming Rahm Emanuel as Ambassador? counterpunch.org When President Biden announced late Friday afternoon that he will nominate Rahm Emanuel to be the U.S. ambassador to Japan, the timing just before the weekend was clearly intended to minimize attention to the swift rebukes that were sure to come. The White House described Emanuel as having "a distinguished career in public service," but several progressive

Mueller S, Haller B, Halle M, et al. (2021-08-24). Effect of Training on Peak Oxygen Consumption in Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Brubaker and colleagues and Dr Buckley and colleagues question the interpretation of the clinically meaningful change in peak VÃáo2 in our study of the effects of different exercise modes on peak VÃáo2 in HFpEF. We agree that based on expert opinion and some observational trials, changes in peak VÃáo2 less than our a priori definition of 2.5 mL/kg/min may be of clinical relevance. However, it is currently unresolved whether modest improvements in peak VÃáo2, as shown for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, are also associa…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-08-24). Study: Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers Carry 251 Times Viral Load, Pose Threat to Unvaccinated Patients, Co-Workers. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Mark Trozzi (2021-08-24). Video: Canadian Death Statistics: How Is this a Pandemic? globalresearch.ca

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-08-24). Sanctions and Electoral Scenario in Venezuela: Polls Speak. orinocotribune.com In preparation for the November 21 mega-elections to select regional governors, mayors, councilors, and legislators, the impact of the sanctions imposed by the United States government on Venezuela entered the polls as one of the variables that most influences the opinions of voters. | For example, the polling company Datanalisis—with deep connections to the extreme-right opposition—presented the results of a recent study in which 29.2% of those interviewed affirmed that they would not vote for a candidate who has supported the sanctions. 11% pointed out that "it would be a negative factor, but it wou…

OffGuardian (2021-08-24). This Week in the New Normal #3. globalresearch.ca

Alexander JT, Cifu AS. (2021-08-24). ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendation Classification System. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods describes how ACC/AHA guidelines are formatted to rate class (denoting strength of a recommendation) and level (indicating the level of evidence on which a recommendation is based) and summarizes the strengths and benefits of this rating system in comparison with other commonly used ones.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Catastrophic flooding in Tennessee leaves at least 22 dead and 50 missing. wsws.org Humphreys County was hit with 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours, far surpassing the previous state record set in 1982.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Health sciences workers stage a protest in Mexico City while teachers in Salta province, Argentina are in the fourth week of a strike over salaries.

Staff (2021-08-24). Former Paramilitary Criminals Reveal Colombian Army Provided Hit List of College Students. orinocotribune.com During a conference titled "The Armed Conflict at the University of Nariño," organized by the Truth Commission in Colombia, ex-commanders Guillermo León Marín and Aníbal Gómez of the defunct Antonio Nariño Peasant Brigades Front of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), attached to the Libertadores del Sur Bloc, asked for forgiveness due to the great variety of crimes perpetrated against the community of the University of Nariño. | The United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia was the largest paramilitary group in Colombia, accused of a vast number of war crimes and crimes against humanity. | Gómez apolog…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-08-24). The Great Fear: The Accelerating Apocalypse. dissidentvoice.org Theatrical release poster For apocalyptic disaster films, they don't get much more up close and personal (and apocalyptic) than the film Greenland (2020). Set in contemporary times, the story revolves around the news that an interstellar comet named Clarke is heading for Earth, and that it was made up of fragments of rock and ice …

Mei Mei Chan (2021-08-24). Black August commemorated at San Quentin prison. liberationnews.org Sixty participants on foot, bike, and in cars marched from the Larkspur Ferry Parking lot along Sir Francis Drake Blvd and gathered to hold a rally at the gates of San Quentin prison…

Harrison K. (2021-08-24). Making Space for Grief in Academia. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a geriatrician and researcher recounts how through the losses she faced in short succession she felt expected to return to work with the "hardship invisible" and suggests that employers allow time off for grief much as they do for becoming a new parent.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Online event with leading scientists makes case for "eradication" strategy against COVID-19. wsws.org The online discussion, "For a Global Strategy to Stop the Pandemic and Save Lives!" was hosted by the World Socialist Web Site and featured leading scientists Michael Baker, Yaneer Bar-Yam and Malgorzata Gasperowicz.

_____ (2021-08-24). Book Argues That HBCUs Are Owed Reparations. popularresistance.org The author, an HBCU man himself from Alabama A&M University, was inspired to make the argument after he saw the stark differences between his own predominately Black campus and the University of Alabama in Huntsville — a PWI university with a small fraction of Black students in attendance.

Slomski A. (2021-08-24). Optimal Medical Therapy Prolongs Life Following Revascularization. jamanetwork.com Patients with complex coronary artery disease (CAD) who received at least 3 of the 4 optimal medical therapy (OMT) agents for 5 years after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery had a significantly higher 10-year survival rate than those who received 1 or 2 of the agents, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

_____ (2021-08-24). Healthy Group Accountability: Learning How To Learn. popularresistance.org The Wildfire Project, was invited to support a base-building group whose staff was absolutely burnt out. Our first workshop brought their staff together with a volunteer leadership team (from their base) who, until then, had been minimally engaged. Staff shared their overwhelm and laid out their workload. It was clear that unless the whole group took collective ownership and responsibility for the direction of the organization, it would collapse.

Fight Back (2021-08-24). Kenosha, WI: Community rallies on 1-year anniversary of the attempted murder of Jacob Blake. fightbacknews.org Kenosha WI – On August 21, members of the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression joined in a Kenosha rally and march marking the first anniversary of the attempted murder of an African American man, Jacob Blake. Blake, a Kenosha resident, had stopped to break up a fight one year before. When police arrived at the scene to respond to a resident's call, they immediately assumed Blake was at fault, and seven shots were fired into his back. Blake was paralyzed from the waist down due to this attack. The incident led to what is now known as the Kenosha Uprising. | The event was held outside the Ken…

Staff (2021-08-24). Inter-Parliamentary Union Delegation Arrives in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The international delegation will be in the country until August 27 and will meet with various Venezuelan authorities. | A delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) arrived in Venezuela this Monday, August 23, and held a meeting with deputies of the National Assembly (AN), led by its First Vice President Iris Varela, who emphasized the AN's willingness to achieve a "fruitful exchange" during the visit. | "We want you to know that our country has a very welcoming attitude towards solving all the problems that affect our people as a result of the national dialogue, these problems that have been generated as…

ecns.cn (2021-08-24). Cell: No evidence of novel coronavirus originating from a laboratory. ecns.cn There is no scientific evidence that the novel coronavirus leaked from a laboratory. Instead, it most likely jumped from animals to humans, top international experts wrote in an article published in the U.S. science journal Cell last week.

Staff (2021-08-24). 100 years ago, armed coal miners went to war with the bosses. therealnews.com This story originally appeared in In August 1921, up to twenty thousand miners with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) amassed in Charleston, West Virginia, many armed with hunting rifles. They

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-24). 750 US Military Bases Remain Around the Planet. libya360.wordpress.com Patterson Deppen It was the spring of 2003 during the American-led invasion of Iraq. I was in second grade, living on a U.S. military base in Germany, attending one of the Pentagon's many schools for families of servicemen stationed abroad. One Friday morning, my class was on the verge of an uproar. Gathered around our homeroom lunch…

Rubin R. (2021-08-24). Hospital Costs for Firearm Injuries. jamanetwork.com US hospital discharge data from 2016 and 2017, the most recent available, suggest that the initial hospital costs due to firearm injuries were just over $1 billion annually, according to a recent report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Editor (2021-08-24). Richard Lewontin: Race science for the people. mronline.org We can now say with great confidence that our species, anatomically modern humans, does not have biological races. We know this in large part due to the contributions of Richard C. Lewontin.

Josh Frank (2021-08-24). Bachelor — Live on KEXP. counterpunch.org

_____ (2021-08-24). Will Investing In Community Groups Keep Immigrants Out Of Detention? popularresistance.org Nonetheless, the U.S. government is making an important shift, advocates told Capital & Main. This year, Biden's administration will test a new method for distributing money to community groups already providing help. If the government learns from past pitfalls and promising international models, the new approach could help transform the country's immigration system, advocates said.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Nabisco bakery and distribution center strikes spread nationwide in US. wsws.org Nabisco workers in Norcross, Georgia have joined Nabisco workers on strike in five other states as the BCTGM actively works to sell out the strike.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Activists demand to stop the Line 3 pipeline project. peoplesdispatch.org The pipeline is expected to take away rights of indigenous people to hunt, fish and gather along the proposed routes and native American communities have been at the forefront of the protests demanding to stop the construction of the pipeline.

Omar Karmi (2021-08-24). Expectations at rock bottom as Bennett heads to Washington. electronicintifada.net Biden offers little to alter unsustainable status quo.

Chuck Collins — Helen Flannery (2021-08-24). Warehousing Wealth in Donor-Advised Funds. counterpunch.org As the concentration of wealth among the top 0.1 percent has grown, philanthropy has become more "top heavy." The number of middle-income donations is shrinking and most of the growth in annual charitable giving is coming from the very wealthy. This is concerning because wealthier donors generally give to intermediaries such as their own private

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-24). Latin American movements warn of a coup underway in Peru. peoplesdispatch.org The Social Movements of ALBA platform said the resignation of Peruvian foreign minister Héctor Béjar is a clear example of the ongoing coup against the newly inaugurated left government…

_____ (2021-08-24). North Carolina Judges: More Felony Offenders Can Now Vote. popularresistance.org In a brief hearing following a trial last week challenging the state's voting restrictions upon felons, Superior Court Judge Lisa Bell said two judges on the three-judge panel have agreed they would issue a formal order soon allowing more felony offenders to register. The judges are acting before issuing a final trial ruling, as voting in October municipal elections begins next month.

McDermott MM, Zhang D. (2021-08-24). Low-Intensity vs High-Intensity Walking Exercise for Walk Distance in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply In the LITE randomized clinical trial of 305 participants with lower-extremity PAD, home-based walking exercise, conducted at a pace inducing ischemic leg discomfort (ie, high intensity), significantly improved 6-minute walking distance at 12-month follow-up compared with home-based walking exercise conducted at a comfortable pace without ischemic leg discomfort (ie, low intensity) and compared with a nonexercise control group.

_____ (2021-08-24). MintPress News Confronts Senator Cruz On Murderous US Sanctions. popularresistance.org MintPress News' Ben Rubinstein ran into Senator Ted Cruz at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport. Recognizing the senator's long-standing support for economic warfare on the Global South via unilateral coercive measures, or sanctions, Rubinstein jumped at the chance to confront Cruz.

C.J. Hopkins (2021-08-24). The Propaganda War (Part II). dissidentvoice.org The column you are about to read is propaganda. Yes, that's right … propaganda. It isn't political satire or commentary, or objective news or information, or unbiased, verified scientific fact. It is propaganda, pure and simple. That isn't a confession, a disclaimer, or a warning. I am not ashamed of writing propaganda. Most everything you …

WSWS (2021-08-24). Unsafe school reopenings in US fuel surge of COVID-19 among children. wsws.org With more than 60 percent of US schools open, the number of weekly child COVID-19 cases has surged by 50 percent in just one week.

Staff (2021-08-24). Even when fighting the far right, the FBI is not your friend. therealnews.com When it comes to the extremist violence and anti-democratic, even fascistic, designs of the far right, the threat goes much deeper than visible groups like the Proud Boys. Out of fear and a desire to protect those who are most vulnerable to these threats, some well-meaning allies have shown a troubling willingness to align themselves with repressive institutions like the FBI. But history has shown time and again that such institutions are not on the side of the progressive left or the working class, author and activist Shane Burley argues. In the first installment of this week's Marc Steiner Show, Marc and…

Editor (2021-08-24). Assassins of South African trade unionist at large as labor dispute continues. mronline.org Malibongwe Mdazo, an organizer of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, who had led a 7,000-worker strike last month, was publicly gunned down at the doorstep of Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, amidst a labor dispute on August 19.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Australian establishment gives succour to anti-lockdown protests while exploiting them for police mobilisation. wsws.org There is a clear convergence between the positions of the anti-lockdown agitators and government leaders, who, in the interests of corporate profit, are pressing ahead to end all safety restrictions.

Rubin R. (2021-08-24). CMS Considers Controversial Alzheimer Drug Coverage. jamanetwork.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently initiated the process to determine its policy for covering aducanumab (Aduhelm), approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June against the advice of an outside panel of experts convened by the agency.

jamanetwork (2021-08-24). A New Medico-Legal Question. jamanetwork.com The highest criminal court of the city and district of Magdeburg, Germany, in May last, decided a case that is entirely new in medical jurisprudence.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-24). Russia's western frontier: NATO fighter jets on duty around the clock. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO air patrols over Bulgaria and Romania Across Europe, NATO fighter jets are on duty around the clock….NATO calls this activity Air Policing, which has been an integral part of NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence for 60 years. **** To enhance Air Policing along NATO's eastern borders, NATO Allies provide assets that supplement existing …

WSWS (2021-08-24). New York Democrats and unions prepare to herd unvaccinated children into school buildings. wsws.org The United Federation of Teachers and the New York Teachers Union are preparing to help the Democratic city and state governments in New York reopen schools to millions of children and staff as the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads.

OffGuardian (2021-08-24). "The New Normal": Autocracy, Authoritarianism and Worldwide Economic Restructuring. globalresearch.ca

Walden Bello (2021-08-24). The Only Hero of the Duterte Era? An Interview With Philippine Senator Leila de Lima. counterpunch.org Philippine Senator Leila de Lima is one of the world's best known political prisoners. Framed on false charges of being at the center of the illegal drug trade and mercilessly flayed by President Rodrigo Duterte as an "immoral woman," de Lima became Public Enemy No. 1 for telling the Filipino leader that she would not

Rubin R. (2021-08-24). New Grants to Treat Childhood Trauma. jamanetwork.com The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently distributed $62.4 million in grants to combat childhood trauma.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Tropical Storm Henri brings extensive flooding to the Northeastern US. wsws.org Henri is only the latest in a series of disastrous and record-breaking storms in the US and around the world driven by human-induced climate change.

John Goss (2021-08-24). Australia — On the Brink of Total Fascism. globalresearch.ca

Moderator (2021-08-24). Is a Chinese Cold War Still Possible in an Overheating World? scheerpost.com Laizhou Bay, located on the southern shores of the Bohai Sea, on the east coast of mainland China. [ By In recent months, Washington has had a lot to say about China's ever-expanding air, naval, and missile power. But when Pentagon officials address the topic, they generally speak less about that country's current capabilities, which remain vastly inferior to those of t…

The Herland Report (2021-08-24). Sucharit Bhakdi: COVID-19 Vaccination Is Greatest Threat Humanity Ever Faced. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-24). More details of Dana contract show continuation of long hours, mandated overtime. wsws.org According to details of the contract for Dana's plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, acquired by the Autoworker Newsletter, the proposed tentative agreement makes no substantial change to long hours, mandated overtime or unsafe, unsanitary and unhealthy conditions in the plant.

_____ (2021-08-24). Nabisco Workers In Norcross, Ga. On Strike. popularresistance.org BCTGM International President Anthony Shelton issued the following statement in support of members of BCTGM Local 42 (Atlanta, Ga.) who are on strike against Nabisco in Norcross, Ga.: "Early this morning, members of Local 42 at the Nabisco distribution center outside Atlanta joined their Brothers and Sisters in Portland, Ore., Aurora, Col., Richmond, Va. and Chicago, Ill. in striking Nabisco. Nabisco …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-24). High North: U.S. B-2s arrive in Iceland for flights across Europe, Africa. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft arrive in Iceland for ally, partner training Three U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft from 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, arrived at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, for a long-planned Bomber Task Force mission where the aircraft will conduct theater and flight training …

Dr. Ryan Cole (2021-08-24). Video: Prominent Pathologist: What These Jabs Do to the Brain and Other Organs. globalresearch.ca

progressive (2021-08-24). Smoking Gun: What Republicans Believe. progressive.org Donald Trump's four years as President and his ongoing status as de facto leader of the GOP have brought the party beyond the brink of actual madness. Here are some of the signposts:…

WSWS (2021-08-24). Nabisco bakery and distribution center strikes spread nationwide in US as BCTGM prepares to sell out workers. wsws.org Nabisco workers in Norcross, Georgia have joined Nabisco workers on strike in five other states as the BCTGM actively works to sell out the strike.

_____ (2021-08-24). Indigenous Peoples Set Up Protest Camp In Brasilia. popularresistance.org On Sunday, the Indigenous peoples established a camp in Brasilia where the headquarters of the State functions are located. Throughout the week, they will carry out demonstrations to reject President Jair Bolsonaro and prevent the Supreme Court of Brazil (STF) from approving the "Time Frame", which is a norm related to the demarcation of their ancestral lands.

Nigel Lisbon (2021-08-24). Indianapolis Public Library CEO resigns after workers, community charge racism. liberationnews.org Well-connected CEO can't withstand persistent campaign from workers and the community over allegations of racism and a toxic work environment.

Marcel Nelson (2021-08-24). Extractivism and resistance in Latin America. canadiandimension.com Latin American Extractivism: Dependency, Resource Nationalism, and Resistance in Broad Perspective: | Edited by Steve Ellner | Rowman & Littlefield, 2021 | The stated goal of Steve Ellner's edited volume titled

Costa EC, Cucato GG, Ritti-Dias RM. (2021-08-24). Low-Intensity vs High-Intensity Walking Exercise for Walk Distance in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We read with great interest the seminal study conducted by Dr McDermott and colleagues that investigated the effect of walking exercise intensity on the ambulatory function of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

jamanetwork (2021-08-24). Incorrect Axis Labels in Figures. jamanetwork.com In the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement titled "Screening for Colorectal Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement," published in the May 18, 2021, issue of JAMA, axes in 2 figures were incorrectly labeled. In Figure 2, the x-axis label in panel B should have read "No. of CRC cases averted per 1000 screened, by age to begin screening," and the x-axis label in panel C should have read "No. of CRC deaths averted per 1000 screened, by age to begin screening." In Figure 3, the x-axis label in panel A should have read "Lifetime No. of complications per 1000 screened,…

oliviaalperstein (2021-08-24). U.S. Billionaires Got 62 percent Richer During Pandemic. They're Now Up $1.8 Trillion. ips-dc.org U.S. billionaires have seen their wealth surge $1.8 trillion during the pandemic, their collective fortune skyrocketing by nearly two-thirds (62 percent) from just short of $3 trillion at the start of the COVID crisis on March 18, 2020, to $4.8 trillion on August 17, 2021, according to a report from Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) and the Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality (IPS). A table of the top 15 billionaires is below and the Elon Musk has seen his wealt…

Moderator (2021-08-24). Sanders Vows to Tax Billionaires Who Grew 62% Richer During Pandemic. scheerpost.com Bill Gates and Elon Musk. (Composite image credit: left, By Kenny Stancil /

Buckley BR, Lip GH, Thijssen DJ. (2021-08-24). Effect of Training on Peak Oxygen Consumption in Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Given the limited success of drug therapies for patients with HFpEF, physical inactivity, low fitness, and obesity are promising modifiable targets for the management of HFpEF.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Swirl of sexual assault and misconduct allegations trigger unprecedented clash between Canadian military top brass and government. wsws.org The attempt of Admiral McDonald to reclaim his post as head of Canada's military clearly broadsided the Liberal government.

TASS (2021-08-24). Pandemic pushes 80 mln people in Asia to extreme poverty — Asian Development Bank. tass.com As of 2017, about 203 mln people, or 5.2% of the population of developing countries in Asia, lived in extreme poverty. Without COVID-19, this number would have dropped to 2.6% in 2020…

Jin J. (2021-08-24). Patient Information: Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the US Preventive Services Task Force's recent recommendations on screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Gregg EW, Moin T. (2021-08-24). New USPSTF Recommendations for Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. jamanetwork.com Screening for type 2 diabetes has been advocated under an assumption that an early start with preventive care will reduce risk of the multiple complications following the onset of diabetes. However, the mixed evidence for this assertion has kept diabetes screening under debate for decades and lessened its role in the public health response to diabetes.

Slomski A. (2021-08-24). Tirzepatide Safely Reduces Blood Sugar, Weight in Type 2 Diabetes. jamanetwork.com The investigational, once-weekly injectable drug tirzepatide robustly improved glycemic control and led to substantial weight loss among patients with type 2 diabetes in a pair of multisite, international, phase 3 trials. Tirzepatide is a novel dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist.

Lawrence JM, Divers J, Isom S, et al. (2021-08-24). Trends in Prevalence of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents in the US, 2001-2017. jamanetwork.com This cross-sectional study uses data from 6 areas in the US from 2001, 2009, and 2017 to examine whether differences exist in observed trends in youth-onset diabetes prevalence by diabetes type, race and ethnicity, age, and sex.

jamanetwork (2021-08-24). Phexxi—A Nonhormonal Contraceptive Gel. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter review summarizes the use of Phexxi (Evofem), a nonhormonal vaginal gel containing lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate, for prevention of pregnancy.

Tanya Nuñez (2021-08-24). Free Jamil Al-Amin! Tucson, AZ press conference calls for exoneration. liberationnews.org On March 16, 2000, Imam Jamil Al-Amin was falsely accused and arrested of shooting two police officers in Fulton County, GA, wounding one and killing the other.

WSWS (2021-08-24). Sri Lankan president reluctantly imposes pandemic lockdown. wsws.org Rajapakse's speech came after he had consistently rejected appeals by independent medical experts for stringent restrictions to prevent the rapid spread of the Delta variant.

willet (2021-08-24). US to create new Pacific fleet to deter China. indybay.org The US administration continues to take steps to contain China's influence. This time, the American side is considering the possibility of deploying a permanent group of national Navies in the Pacific Ocean.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-08-24). Indian Bar Association Charges WHO Chief Scientist for Mass Murder. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-08-24). American Wearing Russian T-Shirt Arrested In Ukraine, Calls Police "Racists" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In Odessa, the police detained an American who was walking around the city in a T-shirt in the colors of the Russian flag and the inscription "Russia", according to the website of the National Police of Ukraine in the Odessa region. | The man was detained during the ceremony of the ceremonial deployment of the flag of Ukraine at the Potemkin Stairs. At the same time, the American allegedly behaved "defiantly and provoked a conflict with citizens," and also tried to escape from the police.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Researchers review how sex steroids change gut, vaginal microbiome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It is well-established that the human body's microbiome ‚Äï the bacteria in the gut ‚Äï dramatically affects health and disease. However, the role of the gut in women's health outcomes is largely unknown. Mayo Clinic and Wellesley College researchers focused on how the interactions of steroids on gut and vaginal microbiomes influence women's health outcomes in a review published in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism. "We can characterize each phase of a woman's life by distinct…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-24). Military Situation In Iraq On August 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 23, three ISIS terrorists were killed by Iraqi airstrikes in the Al-Ayth area east of Tikrit | On August 23, more than 20 aircraft carried out an operation 200 km deep into Kurdistan Region territory against PKK, according to the Turkish defence ministry | On August 23, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Baghdad area | On August 23, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Naseriyah…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic preparing for COVID-19 vaccine boosters when approved. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you wondering about booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. "While the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines do not yet allow for people to receive a booster vaccine, we will be prepared," says Dr. James Watson, chair of Mayo's Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group. The workgroup is closely monitoring booster vaccine development and recommendations and creating a process to administer booster vaccines once they are approved by…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-24). How Cryptocurrency Market Vary From One Investor To Another? southfront.org SPONSORED POST: | Illustrative Image | When dealing with digital coins, there are many more strong reasons to consider the same. However, much has been relied on the rumours that tend to come along with ups and downs of the same. In the past quarter, one can find the prices to be going on the top coins and the tokens instead of finding out how to correlate with each other properly. Now, the big question, how it will work in the coming near future, is interesting to answer. When it comes to talking about digita…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatments and therapies for autism. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 2-year-old niece has had several issues since birth, and she is behind in her communications and attention. I wonder if she may be on the autism spectrum. Before I mention it to my sister, can you explain autism and how it is best treated? ANSWER: Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorder that appears in early childhood — usually before age 3. Though symptoms and severity…

Human Rights Working Group UUSF (2021-08-24). Friday 8/27: Defend Voting Rights. indybay.org 1187 Franklin St. near the Corner of Franklin and Geary, San Francisco…

M Scheller, F Scheidler & G Gillet (2021-08-24). Justice, Impoverishment and Fear. indybay.org The defense of the welfare state is the defense of democracy… | Democracy is as strong as it is fragile. It is strong when it is defended. It is strong when we do not allow ourselves to be fobbed off with answers that do not tolerate questions. But it disappears immediately when we have become indifferent to it.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-24). After 1,517,211 Injuries and 9,027 Recorded Vaccine Deaths in the U.S. FDA Gives Full Approval to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

Staff (2021-08-24). Ben Jealous: Rev. Jesse Jackson Is Hospitalized with COVID-19. "We're All Praying for Him." democracynow.org Civil rights and voting rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Chicago. Jackson is fully vaccinated and has Parkinson's disease. During the pandemic, he has pushed for healthcare for all, and said in a statement, "After 400 years of slavery, segregation and discrimination, why would anybody be shocked that African Americans are dying disproportionately from the coronavirus?" We speak with Jackson's friend, Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former president of the NAACP. "This is a guy who for 60, 70 years has done nothing but serve the people of…

John W. Whitehead (2021-08-24). The Dangers of Going Back to School after a Year of COVID-19 Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Reclaiming his life after lab testing confirms a serious illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At 71, David Voeltz is a happily married family man who appreciates putting in a hard day's work and enjoys spending time in the woods. But for David, the ability to walk through nature with his children and grandchildren, and to climb in and out of the dump truck that is an integral part of his work as a truck driver, has not always been a given. Just two years ago, most of David's muscular…

willet (2021-08-24). Germany and Australia to work together on China. indybay.org As part of the Indo-Pacific strategy, Germany is deepening political and military engagement with Australia as its main partner in the region. In recent months, Berlin's more active vector in the Indo-Pacific region has been presented as fully meeting the current and promising challenges from the PRC.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

Rodolfo Bueno (2021-08-24). Afganistán — Una retirada poco transparente. globalizacion.ca EEUU invirtió mucho para conquistar Afganistán y no va a quedarse con los brazos cruzados. | Aunque todo esté por verse y los planes del Pentágono estén bien ocultos, hay razones para preguntarse si la tan rápida entrada a Kabul del…

Paul Gregoire (2021-08-24). COVID-19: Policing is not an emergency public health strategy. greenleft.org.au The NSW government's policing-first approach to a complex health emergency has led to its own "social harms" including exacerbating existing prejudices held by police, writes Paul Gregoire.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-24). Israeli Air Strikes Hit Hamas Facilities In Gaza. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Israel Defense Forces carried out airstrikes on targets in the Gaza Strip late at night on August 23. The attack was a response to the launching of arson balloons that set off fires in Israeli border region. | According to the IDF report, the strikes hit a Hamas weapons factory in the southern town of Khan Younis, the entrance to a terror tunnel in Jabaliya and an underground rocket launcher that was located near a school in the Shejaiya region. | No casualties were reported, but the strik…

Long Haul Infoshop (2021-08-24). Friday 9/10: ONE-TIME screening of 1953 Iranian coup expose' film "COUP 53" at the LONG HAUL INFOSHOP. indybay.org The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, Ca 94703…

Sue Bull (2021-08-24). For a health and safety approach to COVID-19. greenleft.org.au So many aspects of the debate about how best to keep the community safe from COVID-19 relies on blaming individuals. Sue Bull argues governments prefer to focus on an individual's bad behaviour because it takes the focus away from systemic failures.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

Raúl Zibechi (2021-08-24). Estados Unidos: Armas 'perdidas' o regaladas al Talibán. globalizacion.ca Aún es pronto para especular si la penosa retirada de Estados Unidos de Afganistán ha sido un desastre calculado o, por el contrario, comenzará a ser la característica de un imperio en decadencia. Lo cierto es que las especulaciones sobre…

ecns.cn (2021-08-24). China's inactivated vaccines effective against Delta variant: Singaporean media. ecns.cn China's inactivated vaccines can provide excellent protection from severe symptoms caused by the Delta variant of COVID-19, a Singaporean newspaper has cited a latest research report as saying.

Labor Video Project (2021-08-24). CA SEIU1000 Pres Richard Lewis Brown On Newsom, Fires, Covid & Racist Homophobic Attacks. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews SEIU 1000 president Richard Lewis Brown about the fires, covid, Newsom and the racist homophobic attacks on him.

Carol Brouillet (2021-08-24). Friday 8/27: Health and Freedom Rally to Support Federal, State, and City Workers against Mandates. indybay.org City Hall…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-08-24). Art Mural Action in San Francisco's Dolores Park. indybay.org Sunrise Bay Area and and CA GND Coalition paint "Seal The Deal" mural for climate, jobs, care and justice…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic to reinstitute visitor guidelines in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16. All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave. Updated visitor restrictions…

A Remembrance (2021-08-24). Jack Hirschman, Poet Laureate, 1933-2021. indybay.org San Francisco's Poet Laureate in 2006, Jack Hirschman, passed away in San Francisco on August 22, 2021 at age 87. His life story may be found at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Hirschman

Editor2 (2021-08-24). Mexico's Move to Shunt out Neoliberal Agenda Holds Lessons for India. orinocotribune.com By Prabhat Patnaik — Aug 22, 2021 | Alongside efforts to reclaim control over Mexico's natural resources, the Andrés Manuel López Obrador government is also planning to recapture control over its Central Bank | President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico in his inaugural speech itself had called neoliberalism a "disaster" and a "calamity." The leftist political party, MORENA, to which he belongs, had stated in its program: "The global economic crisis has revealed the failure of the neoliberal model. The economic policy imposed by the international financial organizations leads to the fact that Mexico is…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-08-24). If California Governor Is Replaced With Republican, Senate Could Swing to GOP. zcomm.org If Gov. Gavin Newsom is recalled, the health, civil rights and future of Californians — and people across the country — will be profoundly threatened…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: It's like a Code Red hospital alert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org An overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases is underway in the U.S. The delta variant continues to spread, the lambda variant is showing up, and some people are refusing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or wear face masks. "My message today is a hospital term and that's Code Red," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "It is Code Red in the U.S. and for the globe regarding…

CJ Polychroniou (2021-08-24). Tech "Solutions" Pushed by Fossil Fuel Industry to Delay Real Climate Action. zcomm.org The Network for Greening the Financial System (a group of central banks and supervisors) is already considering climate scenarios with over 3 ∞C of warming, labeling it the "Hot House World."

Carol Brouillet (2021-08-24). Thursday 9/9: 20th Anniversary 9/11 Truth Film Festival. indybay.org The Grand Lake Theater | 3200 Grand Avenue | Oakland, California…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Benefits of kids wearing masks in school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are heading back to the classroom and many parents have questions about their kids wearing face masks to protect them from COVID-19. Are they safe? How do masks help my child? Is my child really at risk of getting COVID-19? Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, answers these questions and offers insights into the benefits of everyone over age 2 wearing masks when in public settings or around unvaccinated people….

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-24). Saturday 8/28: Silicon Valley Pride Festival 2021. indybay.org Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park @ 1 Paseo de San Antonio in Downtown San Jose 95113 | Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

Global Research News (2021-08-24). Selected Articles: The Vaccinated Are Getting Sick at High Rates as Scientists Are Clueless As to Why. globalresearch.ca By All I have to say is wow! The following is an admission that the so-called…

Ralph Nader (2021-08-24). The Fall of the House of Cuomo. zcomm.org The resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo invites comparisons, historical context, and proposals for the future…

Indivisible SF Pensisula & Raging Grannies (2021-08-24). Saturday 8/28: Vote NO! Stop the Recall Rally in San Mateo. indybay.org Sidewalk honk & wave, 300 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo CA | Wear a Mask;…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

Mariana àÅlvarez Orellana (2021-08-24). Estados Unidos, la Marina, el terrorismo mediático y la renuncia forzada del canciller Béjar. globalizacion.ca Tras apenas 19 días de gestión el canciller peruano Héctor Béjar, exguerrillero y sociólogo, renunció a su cargo, en medio de una campaña de terrorismo mediático en su contra y contra el gobierno del presidente Pedro Castillo, luego que el…

David Giesen (2021-08-24). Monday 8/23: What's the Bible good for? indybay.org ZOOM: | zoom.us/j/93577376753?pwd=K2cvdzEwdnBpSG…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-24). Polish F-16s, British Eurofighters, U.S. troops participate in Ukrainian "independence" display. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish F-16s join Ukrainian independence paradeFour Polish F-16 fighter jets on Tuesday joined a high-profile military parade in Kyiv to mark the 30th anniversary of Ukrainian independence, news outlets reported. Apart from the Ukrainian armed forces and other uniformed services, allied nations took part in the parade, among them US and Canadian troops, in addition …

Kenya Elliot (2021-08-24). Alabama is out of ICU beds. zcomm.org Another systemic failure is evident when we look at the crisis currently facing Alabama…

Aram Aharonian (2021-08-24). Estados Unidos, Colombia: Magnicidio, encubrimiento y marines "humanitarios" globalizacion.ca Parece una mala novela policial, donde un comando de mercenarios comete un magnicidio y donde los gobiernos que envían y financian a los asesinos luego se aseguran de que sean funcionarios propios quienes investiguen el hecho, amparados por un comando…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-08-24). Online events with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jason Hickel, Cory Doctorow, William Barber, etc. indybay.org Here are some 20 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 12 Noon today, August 21st), featuring people such as Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Anna Sturman, Jason Hickel, Cory Doctorow, William Barber, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, the UK, and Australia (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-08-24). Florida Governor DeSantis Pulls the Rug Out from Under the False COVID Narrative. globalresearch.ca

David Giesen (2021-08-24). Wednesday 8/25: Bernal Litterati [sic]. indybay.org Bernal Branch library | 500 Cortland Avenue | (we meet outside in the little amphitheater on the Moultrie side of the library)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Rare Lyme disease-causing bacteria spotted on routine blood films. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Eye on Innovation features exciting advances taking place at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This monthly series shines a spotlight on recently developed tests and highlights how Mayo Clinic translates ideas and discoveries into testing resources that improve diagnosis and care for patients across the globe. ______________________________________________ It's long been known that Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick (otherwise known as the deer tick). The understanding for many years was…

Jason Ditz (2021-08-24). Over 60 Killed in Heavy Fighting Between Army, Houthis, in Yemen's Maarib. news.antiwar.com Another ugly weekend of fighting come and gone in northern Yemen's contested city of Maarib The sources said that 62 Houthis were among the slain, along with four troops. They added that every Houthi attempt to advance was completely foiled. The Houthis have not commented, but it is not unusual for the two sides to have conflicting narratives. | Houthi media reported 26 Saudi airstrikes in the two-day period…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-24). Military Situation In Yemen On August 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 252 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On August 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 13 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On August 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Madghal district | On August 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Dhaher area | On August 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conduc…

Pseudonymous (2021-08-24). Concord Police Association Back Seeno – Developer With Criminal History. indybay.org It is not usual for a police officers' association to openly express an opinion in a development decision. Yet, the Concord Police Association, which represents 130 police officers, openly supported Seeno/Discovery Builders – a company known for mortgage fraud, price inflation, the desecration of a Patwin burial site, and who recently tried to sue the East Bay Regional Parks in an attempt to stop the development of the the Thurgood Marshall Regional Park in the Concord hillside. The president of the Oakland Police Officers' Association also spoke in favor of Seeno.

Stephen Sefton (2021-08-24). Nicaragua: desinformación y denuncias falsas y fraudulentas en apoyo al intervencionismo de Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Para explicar los fracasos de la política exterior de Estados Unidos y sus aliados de los últimos años no hace falta buscar más allá de las crónicas deficiencias informativas de sus gobiernos y sus medios de comunicación. | Omiten deliberadamente hechos…

Elie Mystal (2021-08-24). The Groundbreaking Decision That Struck a Blow to Racist Immigration Laws. zcomm.org Nearly 100 years ago, Congress passed a law making it a felony to reenter the US after being deported. Now a judge has found it too racist to be allowed…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Swimming for better health and to avoid injuries. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. "Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages," says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-24). Russia, China And Iran To Hold Joint Military Drills In The Coming Months. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia said it will hold joint maritime exercises with China and Iran in the coming months, in an announcement timed to show support from Moscow and Beijing to Tehran. | Russia's ambassador to Tehran, Levan Dzhagaryan, said the drills would be held in the Persian Gulf in late 2021 or early 2022."The annual joint naval exercises CHIRU will be held in the Persian Gulf region," Dzhagaryan was quoted by Russian Sputnik news agency as saying. "Russian, Iranian and Chinese warships are taking part…

Walker Bragman (2021-08-24). The Corporate Deterrent To More Vaccinations. dailyposter.com

_____ (2021-08-24). Anger Mounts at Handful of Right-Wing Dems Still Threatening to Kill $3.5 Trillion Plan. commondreams.org

Aram Aharonian (2021-08-24). A 500 años de la caída de Tenochtitlán, el pensamiento colonial. globalizacion.ca Uno podría decir que todo comenzó el 13 de agosto de 1521, cuando el conquistador español Hernán Cortés consiguió la rendición de Tenochtitlán, la capital de los aztecas, en ese territorio mexica que luego se llamó México. | En las últimas…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-24). Dozens Of Turkish Warplanes Pound Iraqi Kurdistan. Casualties Reported (Photos, Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Turkish Air Force conducted an operation in Northern Iraq, targeting positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). | According to the Turkish defense ministry, more than 20 warplanes carried out an operation 200km deep into Kurdistan Region territory against 28 positions of PKK. Shelters, caches, warehouses and PKK command posts were reportedly destroyed. | The strikes mainly targeted the Asos region north of Penjwen district, in north-eastern Sulaimani province in Iraq. The mountainous ar…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-08-24). Tomgram: Michael Klare, Is a Cold War Still Possible in an Overheating World? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Think of it as an irony of the first order that Joe Biden's foreign-policy team came into office promoting new cold-war policies against the rising power on this planet, China. After all, even if it is that, it's …

Concordian (2021-08-24). Saturday 8/21: Stop Seeno! (Concord Reuse Meeting). indybay.org Concord Reuse Meeting: | Zoom Webinar ID: 965 1895 3519 | Passcode: 088414…

sputniknews (2021-08-24). Police Arrest More Than 50 Activists During Extinction Rebellion Protest in London – Photos. sputniknews.com The protests are scheduled ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference and Biodiversity Conference this fall and will continue until a demand to "stop all new fossil fuel investment immediately" is met.

Staff (2021-08-24). David Gilbert, Ex-Weather Underground Member, Granted Clemency by Cuomo. Will Parole Board Free Him? democracynow.org Outgoing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo used his final hours in office to grant clemency to six men, including former Weather Underground member David Gilbert, who was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for his role in a 1981 robbery of an armored truck that left a security guard and two police officers dead. Gilbert, who is 76 years old and has been incarcerated for four decades, will now be able to apply for parole. "Now it's a matter of hoping that the parole board will do the right thing," says Steve Zeidman, Gilbert's lawyer, who also represents four of the other men granted clemency. "They recognize th…

Staff (2021-08-24). Voting Rights Groups Launch Civil Disobedience Campaign at the White House Urging End to Filibuster. democracynow.org With the Democratic-led House of Representatives expected to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, pressure is growing on the Biden administration and Senate Democrats to abolish the filibuster, without which new voting rights legislation and other Democratic priorities have no hope of passing the Senate. We speak with Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former president of the NAACP, as voting rights groups protest in front of the White House. Jealous says the action is intended to "up the pressure on Biden" to call on the Senate to get rid of the filibuster. "The filibuster was the insula…

Staff (2021-08-24). WATCH 50+ arrests made after Extinction Rebellion protest shuts down London street. rt.com Dozens of environmental activists with Extinction Rebellion were arrested after taking to the streets of London for a major protest, chaining themselves to objects — and each other — to shut down a busy junction in the city. | The environmentalist group gathered near London's Trafalgar Square on Monday, where protesters attempted to shut down a roundabout, some chaining themselves to a pink, four-meter tall structure carrying the words "Come to the table." Others were seen crawling under cars in an effort to block the road. | With a demand to immediately stop fossil fuel investment, the Impossible…

Alessandro Pagani (2021-08-24). Algo huele mal en Afganistán. globalizacion.ca Desde la mañana del 15 de agosto, los talibanes han rodeado la capital afgana y se han apostado a las puertas de la ciudad. A última hora de la tarde, el presidente títere Ashraf Ghani huye a Tayikistán, y pocas…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kicking your COVID-19 bad habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For more than a year, COVID-19 has forced people to depart from their normal routines. Physical isolation, working from home, and added stress and anxiety about a deadly coronavirus have led some people to develop bad habits that have consequences on both physical and mental health. "When we're under stress, we revert back to what's comfortable," says Dr. Benjamin Lai, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician. "COVID-19 has brought unpredictability and a sense of loss…

Víctor M. Toledo (2021-08-24). La corrupción de la ciencia en México. globalizacion.ca Estamos viviendo el pináculo o la cresta de la corrupción en el mundo. El uso y abuso del poder político y económico, del conocimiento o de la posición jerárquica. La lista incluye empresarios, magnates, banqueros, empleados públicos, presidentes y primeros…

Ralf Streck (2021-08-24). Intolerance network: How right-wing ultras are built up with the support of big companies. indybay.org CitizenGo is intended to build nothing more and nothing less than "the most influential international Christian-inspired mobilization website," according to the published documents. For years, the radical anti-feminist network has been campaigning against women's rights, such as abortion rights, among other things, but also, above all, opposes gay marriage and LGBTIQ rights overall.

Richa Chintan (2021-08-24). Big pharma — Maximum earnings, minimum responsibilities. peoplesdispatch.org The contrast between the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives and livelihood of the working-class population and the soaring profits of big pharma companies in the corresponding period is abhorrent. | Despite the huge jump in revenues during the global crisis and a forecast for the continuation of the good run—owing to an assured market for vaccines, drugs and diagnostics in the years to come—big pharma is reportedly lobbying against the proposed

World Socialist Web Site (2021-08-24). Sunday 8/22: For a global strategy to stop the pandemic and save lives! indybay.org An online meeting streamed at wsws.org/live…

National Voter Corps (2021-08-24). Saturday 8/28: Palo Alto: March On for Voting Rights Rally (in-person & virtual option). indybay.org Palo Alto City Hall Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto 94301; or join online | Wear a mask. Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

Michael Steinberg (2021-08-24). Remembering Jack Hirschman. indybay.org The recent death of poet and activist Jack Hirschman as recalled by another writer and activist.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-08-24). Vaccine access gap widens in Latin America and the Caribbean. peoplesdispatch.org After Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean is the region that has the lowest vaccination coverage. Amid global vaccine inequity, the region is facing additional disparity due to various others reasons such as the US sanctions, political instability, among others…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

Amanda Winstead (2021-08-24). Teaching mindfulness for a better tomorrow. nationofchange.org When a child is taught how to be mindful, they can let go of that weight sooner and will be able to better manage their symptoms.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-24). The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca The stated objective is to enforce the Worldwide vaccination of 7.9 billion people in more than 190 countries, to be followed by the imposition of a digitized "vaccine passport". The evidence of mortality and morbidity resulting from the vaccine is overwhelming. Needless to say this is a multi-billion dollar operation for Big Pharma.

Dr. Mark Trozzi (2021-08-24). Unbelievable: The FDA Fully Approves Pfizer's COVID-19 Experimental "Vaccine" globalresearch.ca

Olivia Engling (2021-08-24). IMF Creates Historic $650 Billion in Emergency Funds to Fight Pandemic. indybay.org Jubilee USA Estimates Wealthy G7 Countries Receive $280 billion and Developing Countries Receive $230 billion from an IMF Currency Creation…

Staff (2021-08-24). Doctors Without Borders: U.S. Should Force Pfizer to Share COVID Vaccine Technology with Africa. democracynow.org In response to the Food and Drug Administration's full authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for U.S. residents aged 16 and over, Doctors Without Borders is calling on Pfizer-BioNTech to immediately share the vaccine technology with manufacturers on the African continent, where less than 2% of the population is fully vaccinated. Dr. Manuel Martin, a policy adviser at Doctors Without Borders, says it's "regrettable but understandable" for rich countries to limit how many doses they export abroad, but "it's completely unacceptable for countries to refuse to share the technology." He also says rich c…

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