2021-08-25: News Headlines

Sara Flounders (2021-08-25). U.S. plans — sanctions and famine for Afghanistan. workers.org Aug. 23 — U.S. politicians and journalists are all feigning deep concern about leaving behind tens of thousands of Afghans who worked for them. Meanwhile, U.S. financial institutions are busy planning a horrendous crisis for all Afghans, including their loyal collaborators. Internally displaced people in Afghanistan at the Haji camp . . . |

ecns.cn (2021-08-25). Trudeau says Canada to keep military in Afghanistan after Aug 31. ecns.cn Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday that Canada is to keep its military personnel in Afghanistan despite US President Joe Biden's commitment for Aug 31 American military deadline in the country.

WSWS (2021-08-25). Afghan refugees face steel border walls and barbed wire from Europe's powers. wsws.org Europe's governments, since the fall of the Taliban, have so far refused to take more than a few thousand Afghan refugees.

WSWS (2021-08-25). Interview with David North on the debacle in Afghanistan and the fight against militarism. wsws.org The lead candidate of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party), Christoph Vandreier, speaks with WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North about the debacle in Afghanistan and what it means for the fight against militarism.

RT (2021-08-25). "US goal is an endless war, not a successful war" — WikiLeaks Co-founder Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org WikiLeaks is drawing attention to its past revelations about 'America's longest war' as US chaotically withdraws from Afghanistan.

WSWS (2021-08-25). Afghanistan recriminations, cover up and calls for anti-China offensive in Australia. wsws.org The shock provided by the ignominious collapse of the US puppet regime in Kabul is particularly profound for Australia's capitalist elite.

Juan Cole (2021-08-25). Biden tells G-7 he accepts Aug. 31 Kabul Airport Deadline as Taliban, fearing Flight of Capital and Skills, Forbid Evacuations Thereafter. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Taliban have further foreclosed U.S. options in the current effort to evacuate any remaining Americans and eligible Afghans from the country. President Biden said Tuesday that he was accepting the August 31 deadline laid down by the fundamentalist group for the US to be out of the Kabul Airport …

Patrick Boylan (2021-08-25). The debacle in Afghanistan shows we should have listened to Julian Assange. zcomm.org The founder of Wikileaks informed us long ago, with documentary proof, that US/NATO troops in Afghanistan were not winning the hearts and minds of the people; instead, they were making themselves hated…

Middle East Monitor (2021-08-25). Even love is forbidden under Israeli apartheid. juancole.com By Muhammad Hussein | — Israel's apartheid system directed at the Palestinians is well documented. Within Israel's officially-recognised borders — which the state has never actually declared — as well as across the occupied Palestinian territories, the people of occupied Palestine have long faced systematic discrimination which denies them the same rights afforded to Jewish …

_____ (2021-08-25). CODEPINK Urges PBS To Stop Censoring The Truth About China. popularresistance.org CODEPINK's letter, with nearly 4,000 signatures, calls on PBS to stop censoring Peter Getzels' and Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn's documentary film Voices from the Frontlines: China's War on Poverty. The letter addresses how PBS is depriving its viewers of opportunities for learning about collective harmony and equality by censoring this documentary and its insight into China's life-saving policies, which took 100 million citizens out of poverty, at a time when poverty, food insecurity, and houselessness are all at record levels in the United States.

Vijay Prashad (2021-08-25). How the Taliban Chased the West Out of Afghanistan. towardfreedom.org The West had 20 years to advance the cause of social development in Afghanistan. Its failure opened the door for the return of the Taliban.

George Ochenski (2021-08-25). It's Time to End the Great Game. counterpunch.org Oh the wailing and gnashing of teeth as the U.S. leaves Afghanistan, bringing its longest-running war to an ignominious close. Then again, there's a reason they call Afghanistan "the place where empires go to die" — and we have just been added to the long list of would-be occupiers and rulers who have dragged themselves out

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-08-25). Afghanistan Then — The Whole World Today. globalresearch.ca

Binoy Kampmark (2021-08-25). Reluctant Acceptance: Responding to Afghanistan's Refugees. counterpunch.org Do not for a minute think that this is a kind, heart-felt thing in the aftermath of Kabul's fall. True, a number of Afghans will find their way to Germany, to Canada, to the UK, US and a much smaller number to Australia. But this will be part of the curtain act that, in time,

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-08-25). Damals Afghanistan, heute die ganze Welt. globalresearch.ca

B. Nimri Aziz (2021-08-25). America's Afghanistan Guilt: What About the Women? counterpunch.org America's rotting two decades of war and occupation in Afghanistan is oozing an awful stench from its bloated corpse, with the entire world an involuntary witness. Quite a spectacle confronts us: —caches of arms and vehicles in the hands of burley, grim-faced victors; embassy staff hastily destroying 'stuff'; a puppet president escaping, reportedly with hordes of

_____ (2021-08-25). Afghanistan, The Great Game Of Smashing Countries. popularresistance.org More than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, which the United States, Britain and their "allies" destroyed. When we watch the current scenes of panic at Kabul airport, and listen to journalists and generals in distant TV studios bewailing the withdrawal of "our protection", isn't it time to heed the truth of the past so that all this suffering never happens again?

WSWS (2021-08-25). G-7 holds emergency summit as US withdrawal from Afghanistan accelerates. wsws.org The Taliban warned that if Washington violates its pledge to leave the Kabul airport by August 31, they could attack US forces who remain surrounded there.

_____ (2021-08-25). Sanctions Won't Help Afghans. popularresistance.org One only has to look at ongoing U.S. sanctions on two-dozen countries to realize that they are a moral catastrophe, especially during the pandemic. From the Balkans to Zimbabwe, the United States is dealing devastating blows to nations reeling from the public health and economic impacts of a relentless Covid-19 outbreak…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-25). Turkey to maintain NATO's presence in Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com àáavu≈üoƒülu, Blinken discuss latest developments in Afghanistan Speaking in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency on Aug. 25, Mohammad Naeem, spokesman for the Taliban's political office, said… "Turkey is an important country in the world and the Turkish people are brotherly Muslim people and we maintain historic, social, and cultural relationship [with Turkey]," Naeem said. …

The Associated Press (2021-08-25). Mexico Welcomes 124 Afghan Refugee Journalists, Families. latinorebels.com MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico welcomed a group of 124 Afghan media workers and their families Wednesday after the group fled their country because of the Taliban takeover.

Peter Certo (2021-08-25). In OtherWords: August 25, 2021. otherwords.org The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has created a political headache for the Biden administration, which Khalil Bendib beautifully illustrates this week. But One particularly unseemly aspect of the war is the role played by for-profit, private military contractors. Sam Pizzigati takes a critical look this week at the "merchants of death," from World War I…

TASS (2021-08-25). ISIS-K militants look to attack US forces and its allies in Afghanistan — Biden. tass.com US President said that he is "determined" to ensure the implementation of his mission to leave Afghanistan…

Staff (2021-08-25). Headlines for August 25, 2021. democracynow.org Biden: U.S. "On Pace" to Withdraw from Afghanistan by Aug. 31, Taliban Blocks Afghans from Accessing Kabul Airport, World Bank Cuts Funds for Afghanistan as U.N. Warns of Looming Catastrophe, House Democrats Approve $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution, House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, Immigration: Supreme Court Revives Trump's "Remain in Mexico" Program, Judge Faults DHS for Not Considering Ecological Harm of Militarizing Border, U.S. Records 1,400 New COVID Deaths as AMA Calls for Broad Vaccine Mandates, U.S. & Cuba Pledge Vaccines for Vietnam, But Only Cuba Offers to Share Vaccine Technology,…

Staff (2021-08-25). End of the Longest War in US History Should Wake Us Up to Failure of Militarism. truthout.org We look at the situation in Afghanistan, and pressure on Biden to stay longer, with CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin, who for years has called for an end to the longest war in U.S. history. "We didn't want it to end like this, and there should have been better planning in terms of getting people out of the country, but we were very clear we never wanted the U.S. to go in to begin with," says Benjamin. She also warns the end of the War in Afghanistan will encourage the Biden administration t…

Joe Emersberger (2021-08-25). Alex Saab, Afghanistan, and the limits of US power. zcomm.org The US government will (perhaps within a month) probably succeed in extraditing businessman Alex Saab from Cape Verde. His "crime" was being an official envoy for the Venezuelan government as he attempted to negotiate the sale of medicines from Iran to Venezuela. US sanctions have declared such activity illegal. Saab was on his way to

_____ (2021-08-25). Atmospheric CO2 Levels Haven't Been This High in 800,000 Years: NOAA. commondreams.org The American departure from Afghanistan was inevitable. We shouldn't ask what went wrong? We need to ask: what could possibly have gone right?

teleSUR, JGN (2021-08-25). México recibe a grupo de mujeres refugiadas procedentes de Afganistán. telesurtv.net Las refugiadas forman parte del equipo de robótica de Afganistán, llamado "Afghan Dreamers", que desarrolló ventiladores para la atención de pacientes con Covid-19.

Staff (2021-08-25). "Massacre of My Dreams": Afghan Reporter Bilal Sarwary on Fleeing Kabul & Afghanistan's "Brain Drain" democracynow.org The United States has helped evacuate over 75,000 people since the end of July from the Kabul airport, but the Taliban is now allowing passage only to people with foreign passports or an invitation from the U.S. or one of its allies. President Joe Biden says U.S. troops are on pace to leave the country by the August 31 deadline, despite pressure from U.S. allies in the G7 to stay longer to help more people flee the country. We speak with Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwary, who fled Kabul in recent days after reporting on Afghanistan for 20 years. He says his plane out of the country was an encapsulation of the brain…

Staff (2021-08-25). Medea Benjamin: Afghanistan War Is "Cash Cow" for Pentagon. Biden Must End "Delusional" China Rivalry. democracynow.org We look at the situation in Afghanistan, and pressure on Biden to stay longer, with CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin, who for years has called for an end to the longest war in U.S. history. "We didn't want it to end like this, and there should have been better planning in terms of getting people out of the country, but we were very clear we never wanted the U.S. to go in to begin with," says Benjamin. She also warns the end of the War in Afghanistan will encourage the Biden administration to pour more money and resources into a rivalry with China. "It is a delusional idea that we should be focusing on China as…

The Conversation (2021-08-25). The plight of Afghan security contractors highlights the legal and moral risks of outsourcing war. juancole.com By Anna Powles | — ( The Conversation ) — By first denying and then granting visas to more than 100 Afghan contractors who guarded its embassy in Kabul, Australia has shone a light on the murky world of the private security industry. According to the lawyer and former army officer representing the security guards, …

Staff (2021-08-25). Republicans demand return of $169mn in aid money allegedly embezzled by ousted Afghan President Ghani. rt.com Republicans on the House Oversight Committee have called on the attorney general to investigate reports that Afghanistan's ousted US-backed President Ashraf Ghani fled his country with a vast sum of stolen US aid dollars. | In letters to Attorney General

Staff (2021-08-25). This Afghanistan Vet Became a War Resister and Anti-Racist Activist. truthout.org In 2008 and 2009, Rory Fanning walked across the entire United States in memory of Pat Tillman, the former NFL-player-turned-Army Ranger who was killed by "friendly fire" in Afghanistan in 2004. Fanning had served beside Tillman during Fanning's second tour in Afghanistan, when he became a war resister by refusing to carry arms. | Fanning's first Afghanistan tour was bloody and illuminating; he realized the U.S. invasion and occupation was a human rights catastrophe that made the world a much m…

John Pilger (2021-08-25). John Pilger: The Great Game of smashing countries. greenleft.org.au As a tsunami of crocodile tears engulfs Western politicians, Afghanistan's history is suppressed, writes John Pilger.

_____ (2021-08-25). The US Endgame in Afghanistan Was Mineral Extraction, Not Democracy. commondreams.org The Blackwater founder previously pushed the Trump administration to privatize the Afghan war.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-25). UK Believes Russia And China Can Act As "Moderating Influence" Over Taliban. southfront.org Dominic Raab. Illustrative ImageFor London and Washington, the Russian and Chinese posture is a possibility for peace. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Apparently, the future of relations between Afghanistan and the West will depend on the level of influence of Moscow and Beijing over the Central Asian country. In a recent statement, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that his country would have to ask the Russian and Chinese governments…

_____ (2021-08-25). John Pilger: Afghanistan, The Great Game of Smashing Countries. strategic-culture.org The invasion of Afghanistan was a fraud. In the wake of 9/11, the Taliban sought to distant themselves from Osama bin Laden. They were, in many respects, an American client with which the administration of Bill Clinton had done a series of secret deals to allow the building of a $3 billion natural gas pipeline by a US oil company consortium.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-25). Russian Leading Political Party Provides Prediction For Middle East's Future. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia released a statement which is an attempt to predict the future of the Middle East, Central Asia, Caucasus and even parts of the Balkans. | The LDPR is the third most popular party in Russia. | In their opinion a lot of changes will take place, some significant, some not so much. | Pakistan will unite with Afghanistan and a single state of Pashtunistan will be created. All other non-Pashtun peoples will be pushed westward towards Central Asi…

John Pilger (2021-08-25). The Great Game of Smashing Countries. counterpunch.org As a tsunami of crocodile tears engulfs Western politicians, history is suppressed. More than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, which the United States, Britain and their "allies" destroyed. In 1978, a liberation movement led by the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew the dictatorship of Mohammad Dawd, the cousin of King Zahir Shar. It was an immensely popular revolution that took the British and Americans by surprise.

Tom H. Hastings (2021-08-25). Look! Take an Afghander at that perennial FUBAR. nationofchange.org We see exactly what we see in Afghanistan right now, the logical mess at the end of nearly two decades of mistakes compounding mistakes.

Karen J. Greenberg (2021-08-25). The Endless Shadow of the War on Terror. counterpunch.org It ended in chaos and disaster. Kabul has fallen and Joe Biden is being blamed (by congressional Republicans in particular) for America's now almost-20-year disaster in Afghanistan. But is the war on terror itself over? Apparently not. It seems like centuries ago, but do you remember when, in May 2003, President George W. Bush declared

sputniknews (2021-08-25). How US Media and CIA Weaponised Women's Rights to Manipulate Public Perception of Afghan War. sputniknews.com Photos taken at Kabul Airport amid the US' hasty evacuation and circulated on social media have shown that those who were fortunate to leave the country by US aircraft were mostly young Afghan men. "Where are the women?" netizens wondered, citing Washington's longstanding campaign for the protection of women's rights in Afghanistan.

Wendell Griffen (2021-08-25). The Moral Implications of Bloodlust, White Supremacy, Christian Nationalism. counterpunch.org The war in Afghanistan reminds us that those who do not learn from past mistakes are likely to repeat them. Years ago, scholar Akhilesh Pillalamarri wrote that Afghanistan has long been known as the graveyard of empires. Nevertheless, the U.S. repeated the respective mistakes of the British and Soviet empires in the 19th and 20th centuries by invading and trying to occupy the country.

sputniknews (2021-08-25). Taliban May Accept Compromises to Keep Control of Afghanistan, Ex-Virginia Sen. Richard Black Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A potential economic collapse in Afghanistan will significantly weaken the Taliban* which may force them to compromise to remain in power, former Virginia state Senator Richard Black told Sputnik.

Bevan Ramsden (2021-08-25). Afghanistan War should prompt us to query ANZUS, US military ties. greenleft.org.au The US-NATO 20-year war on Afghanistan unleashed terrible suffering, including a massive loss of life and the wholesale destruction of the country's civil infrastructure. Bevan Ramsden argues the Australia-US military alliance must be questioned.

Anonymous669 (2021-08-25). Taliban Delegation Met With Resistance Leaders In Panjshir (Video, Photos). southfront.org Afghan National Army soldiers prepare to move out following an inspection of troops at the Regional Military Training Center at Tactical Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, on July 30, 2015. JARROD MORRIS/U.S. ARMY | On August 25, a delegation of 40 officials of the Taliban met with leaders of Afghan resistance forces in the Panjshir Valley for negotiations. The results of the talks are still unclear. | A day earlier, the Taliban

Anonymous007 (2021-08-25). Vladimir Putin And Xi Jinping Discussed Afghanistan, Agreed on Countering Terrorism. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Afghanistan with Chinese President Xi Jinping over the telephone. | In the phone call, the two leaders "expressed their readiness to step up efforts to combat threats of terrorism and drug trafficking coming from the territory of Afghanistan," the Kremlin said in a statement. | They also spoke of the "importance of establishing peace" in Afghanistan and "preventing the spread of instability to adjacent regions". | Putin and…

World Affairs Council SF (2021-08-25). Wednesday 8/25: Supporting Local Aid to Afghanistan Virtual Town Hall. indybay.org Online town hall…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-25). Russian Defense Ministry Evacuated 500 People From Afghanistan (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Photo: TASS / Maksim Grigoryev | On August 25, the Ministry of Defense of Russia organized the evacuation of 500 Russian citizens as well as citizens of Collective Security Treaty Organization, Belarus Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, and Ukraine from the Afghan capital Kabul. | Four Russian military transport aircraft airlifted the Russian and ex-Soviet citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport. | According to the Russian MoD, the four aircraft were carrying medical personnel and supplies to provide the necessary…

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

United Afghan Association (2021-08-25). 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…

Ben Norton (2021-08-25). Propaganda Today: How US created Taliban & al-Qaeda, and behind Afghanistan war profiteering. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Ben Norton launches his show Propaganda Today discussing US war profiteering in Afghanistan and how the CIA gave birth to the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Propaganda Today is a weekly show that Ben hosts at the independent video platform Rokfin. In his first stream, he talks about corporate war profiteering in Afghanistan, and debunks media myths claiming Washington supposedly "spent $2 trillion and got nothing for it." In reality, 80 to 90% of US war spending in Afghanistan returned …

sputniknews (2021-08-25). It's 'Necessary to Fill the Power Vacuum' in Afghanistan, Member of Council for Power Transfer Says. sputniknews.com It has been more than a week since the Taliban seized Kabul, thus ending, in its own words, 20 years of war. What does the Taliban's return to power mean for the country and the region?

Mision Verdad (2021-08-25). Duque's Disturbing Actions in Regard to MoàØse Assassination in Haiti. orinocotribune.com The following is a translation of the daily report of Samuel Robinson Institute for August 23, 2021. | The behavior of Iván Duque's Uribista government can be described as "disturbing," in light of the revelations that have surfaced during the judicial proceedings against the Colombian mercenaries who took part in Jovenel MoàØse's assassination in Haiti. Recently, the assassins confessed certain details that implicate Duque's government directly in the June 7 events. | What the mercenaries have confessed | Captain Germán Rivera (a.k.a Mike), the leader of the commando group, declared that the former Haiti…

Ana Perdigón (2021-08-25). Second Flight with 30 Tons of Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Haiti. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan government sent a second flight with humanitarian aid to Haiti on Monday, August 23, with 30 tons of various supplies to meet the basic needs of citizens affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Caribbean country on August 14. | The flight left from the Simón Bolívar airport serving Caracas, with cargo that included medicine and non-perishable food. In addition, personal hygiene kits, diapers, and other desperately needed materials were also sent to the Haitian people suffering from the consequences of the earthquake. | Venezuela's Minister of the Interior, Justice and Peace, Remigi…

gmsorinoco (2021-08-25). Cuba Saves Lives in Haiti. orinocotribune.com Nature once again took its toll on Haiti. On August 14, the most impoverished country in Latin America registered a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that as of the latest count has left over 2,000 people dead and 10,000 injured. The catastrophe is only exceeded by the damage left on the Haitian people by the devastating earthquake that shook the nation in 2010. | The testimonies are heartbreaking. "I saw bodies being pulled out of the rubble," Jean Marie Simon, 38, told the press. Simon is a resident of Les Cayes, one of the most affected cities in the southern part of the country. | "The streets were filled with people…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-25). US & Colombia: Assassination, Cover-Up and "Humanitarian" Marines in Haiti. libya360.wordpress.com Aram Aharonian MoàØse's assassination highlighted the complex situation within the Colombian Army, which has become the largest exporter of mercenaries for private military security companies associated with current political actors. It resembles a bad detective novel, where a commando of mercenaries carries out an assassination and where the governments that send and finance the assassins…

Staff (2021-08-25). Haiti's Villages Continue to Be "Cut Off from Help" More Than a Week After Massive Earthquake. democracynow.org We speak with Stéphane Vincent, a Haitian citizen journalist who is helping the BBC to cover the aftermath of the devastating August 14 earthquake for the BBC and says the destruction in Les Cayes is reminiscent of the 2010 earthquake that struck the country. "To relive that again was very heart-wrenching," he says. "The people have been feeling left out and abandoned by government." Vincent co-wrote a BBC article on "The forgotten villages cut off from help."

Staff (2021-08-25). 11 Days After Haiti's Earthquake, Doctor Describes Lack of Treatment, Supplies & COVID-19 Concerns. democracynow.org We go to Les Cayes, Haiti, to speak with a doctor about the conditions near the epicenter of the massive August 14 earthquake, as the death toll passes 2,200, with thousands of survivors growing increasingly desperate. Over 12,000 people were injured and an estimated 53,000 homes were destroyed by the 7.2 magnitude quake. People left unhoused have been living in squalid camps in the mountains north of the hard-hit city of Les Cayes, where children are reportedly suffering from hunger, fevers and infections. There is an acute lack of medical workers and humanitarian aid, says Dr. Chery Marie Anne-Lise, a general p…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-25). Drone Strike Hit SDF Position Amid Rumors Of New Turkish Operation In Syria. southfront.org File image. | On August 25, a Turkish combat drone attacked a target in the vicinity of the Kurdish-held town of al-Bayluniyah in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the target was a position of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). No human losses were reported as a result of the drone strike. | This was the fifth Turkish drone strike to target areas held by the SDF in northern and northeastern Syria within five days. | On August 20…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-25). Russian Warplanes Continue To Hammer Militant Positions In Greater Idlib. southfront.org An Su-24 taking off from Hmeimim air base in 2015. IMAGE: Russian Ministry of Defense | On August 25, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The airstrikes targeted hills surrounding the town of Kabani in the northern Lattakia countryside. The town and its surroundings are known to be a stronghold for many terrorist groups, first and foremost al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). | No losses were repo…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-25). Military Situation In Syria On August 25, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 24, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 23 times: 13 — in Idlib province, 4 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 1 — in Aleppo province | On August 25, the first batch of militants who refused to settle with the SAA left Daraa al-Balad, according to implementation of the Russian road map | On August 25, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kafr Nuran | On Augu…

scorinoco (2021-08-25). Britain's Secret Propaganda War in Lebanon. orinocotribune.com By Kit Klarenberg — Aug 20, 2021 | Leaks show UK Foreign Office directed influence operations targeting Lebanese youth and civil society to shape the direction of mass protests in service of British interests. | Editor's note: The leaked British Foreign Office documents described in this investigation first surfaced in December 2020 and were covered in local Arabic-language media, but largely ignored by their English-language peers. As Lebanon's economic and political condition worsens, with Western states taking the lead in exacerbating the crisis, The Cradle has decided to revive these leaks to shine a lig…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-08-25). Podcast Ep 43: How activists are shutting down Israeli drone factories. electronicintifada.net Palestine Action members talk about their first year of direct action against Elbit.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-25). Israel carries out airstrikes on Gaza violating ceasefire agreement again. peoplesdispatch.org On August 23, Israel carried out yet another airstrike on the besieged Gaza Strip. It was the second violation of the May ceasefire agreement in a week. Israel has increased its assaults on Gaza recently. On August 21, Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians at the Israel-Gaza border injuring at least 41.

_____ (2021-08-25). 'Blood for Blood': On Jenin and Israel's Fear of an Armed Palestinian Rebellion. commondreams.org

RobertAlvarez (2021-08-25). Who Is Buying My Neighborhood? ips-dc.org Invisible forces are disrupting housing markets in most metropolitan areas, fueling the most acute housing crisis in a generation. As pandemic protections are lifted, many communities are anticipating waves of evictions and foreclosures. By one estimate, the U.S. has a shortage of more than 5.5 million units of housing. | Among these invisible forces is an explosion in short-term rentals, a shift to corporate ownership of rental housing, and a plague of global billionaires looking to park money in U.S. real estate markets. Put this on top of inequality-fueled gentrification and many cities have a full-blown affor…

_____ (2021-08-25). 'Now the Senate Must Act': Progressives Applaud House Passage of John Lewis Voting Rights Bill. commondreams.org "We fought to extend the eviction moratorium to give states a chance to distribute these funds, but time is of the essence," said Rep. Mondaire Jones.

Jody Ellis (2021-08-25). Community Fridge Program Gets Frozen Out of Las Vegas. progressive.org Nevada has some of the highest rates of food insecurity in the country, but zoning laws and stigma around poverty and homelessness have halted any efforts to alleviate this issue.

Staff (2021-08-25). International Center for Decolonization Studies Denounces US Imposed Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela at Copenhagen Event. orinocotribune.com "These years have been characterized by an interventionist and interference agenda instigated by the right," stated Humberto González Silva, president of the International Center for Decolonization Studies (CIED), at a recent meeting in Copenhagen. "They [the US] have tried to turn us into a colony through economic, military and cultural intervention," added González Silva. "Therefore, decolonization is the deployment of the transversal principles and values established in the Plan de la Patria, the code of ethics of the Venezuelan society, and this is anti-imperialism." | As part of its international outreach pr…

Luis A. Montero Cabrera (2021-08-25). øCómo somos los cubanos? globalizacion.ca La pregunta que encabeza este artículo puede ser respondida de muchas formas, quizás tantas como más de 11 millones, todas diferentes. Los cubanos estamos en Cuba y también en todo el mundo y allí donde nos encontremos siempre portamos la…

Perilous Chronicle (2021-08-25). Report from 'Shut'Em Down' Protest at the Northwest Detention Center. itsgoingdown.org Perilous Chronicle reports on an abolitionist rally at the Northwest Detention Center in so-called Tacoma, WA. By Alexa Villatoro and the Perilous Editorial Collective Protestors gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, WA Saturday to call for an end to immigrant detention. The demonstration was organized by La Resistencia, a local immigrant rights…

Chris Jones (2021-08-25). Surviving Lies, Shame and Cruelties. Chris Jones Reporting From Greece's Samos Island. globalresearch.ca

Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War (2021-08-25). 1000th Day of Incarceration of Meng Wanzhou. Press Conference. globalresearch.ca

Robert C. Koehler (2021-08-25). War, Herbicides and Moral Disengagement. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-08-25). Jorge Rodríguez: The Right Wing Was Forced to Resume the Path of Dialogue. orinocotribune.com Deputy Jorge Rodríguez, president of Venezuela's National Assembly, expressed that the political sectors of the right, which had specific weight in the early years of the 21st century, have been characterized by their historical record of violence exercised over the past 20 years since "they abandoned the constitutional and democratic political path and, instead, opted for the shortcuts of violence, aggression and fake news." However, now the opposition sectors have been forced to resume the path of dialogue because of the defeat that the Venezuelan people and the Bolivarian Revolution have inflicted on them. | R…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-08-25). Kiev Attempts to Cut Water to Crimea. globalresearch.ca

Jim Hightower (2021-08-25). The Fix Is In on Fixing Things. otherwords.org America's economic and political inequality has led workaday Americans to exclaim: "The system is broken. Let's fix it!" | But there's another version of this protest that I'm hearing more frequently these days: "The system is fixed. Let's break it!" That certainly applies to such rigged systems as money in politics and voter suppression, but it's also relevant to seemingly mundane matters that restrain our personal freedoms. | One of the insidious "fixes" we need to break is the claim by brand-name corporations that we consumers must be banned by law from repairing the products they sell to us. | The weak batter…

David Swanson (2021-08-25). Which Is Worse, the Tech Giant Censors or the Stuff You Want Censored? warisacrime.org The communications system we live in is highly complex, mostly driven by greed and profit, in part semi-public, full of filth I know we'd be better off without, and increasingly openly censored and monitored by defenders of accepted good thinking. Fascist nutcases are spreading dangerous nonsense, while billionaire monopolists are virtually disappearing critics and protesters. …

Venezuelanalysis (2021-08-25). The Blockade Against Venezuela: Measures and Consequences. globalresearch.ca

Victor Gregor Limon, Arcelita Imasa,, Seiji Yamada (2021-08-25). Philippine Human Rights Advocates Oppose U.S. Military Use Of Hawai'i Lands. counterpunch.org The U.S. military's 65-year lease of 30,000 acres of Hawaiian land — at the P≈çhakuloa Training Area (on the Big Island of Hawai'i), the Kawailoa/Poamoho Training Area, the Kahuku Training Area, and the MƒÅkua Military Reservation (on O'ahu) — will end in 2029. The cost to the U.S. Army? One dollar per parcel of land

Ann Brown (2021-08-25). Dr. Martin Luther King Trusted Photographer Ernest Withers But He Was A Top FBI Informant. moguldom.com Renowned civil rights photographer Ernest Withers captured some of the iconic images of the civil rights movement and in particular, photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, with whom he developed a close relationship. But Withers was leading a double life. He was a top FBI informant, unbeknownst to the civil rights leaders he was photographing. …

Editor (2021-08-25). Prioritising profits reversed health progress. mronline.org Instead of a health system striving to provide universal healthcare, a fragmented, profit-driven market 'non-system' has emerged. The 1980s' neo-liberal counter-revolution against the historic 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration is responsible.

_____ (2021-08-25). On 1000th Day Of Incarceration, Canadians Demand Wanzhou's Freedom. popularresistance.org Canada – Thursday, August 26, 2021, marks the 1000th day of unjust incarceration by the Trudeau government of Meng Wanzhou. That's 1000 days during which Mme. Meng has been denied her freedom, has not been able to be with members of her family, has not been able to carry on the duties of her very responsible position as Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies, one of the world's leading tech companies, with 1300 employees in Canada. | Meng's ordeal began on December 1, 2018, the date on which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kowtowed to the request of former USA President Donald Trump's to extradite Meng. Thi…

Luis Montoya (2021-08-25). SDPD lets 2 Latino youth die, community demands accountability. liberationnews.org Police prevented the immediate medical assistance needed for the wounded teenage Latinos by delaying the ambulance for more than 40 minutes.

RobertAlvarez (2021-08-25). Saving Democracy by Destroying It. ips-dc.org Arizona's Maricopa County is ground zero in the continuing debate over election integrity in the United States. The so-called audit of the 2.1 million votes cast in that county in last year's presidential election—by the almost comically inept firm Cyber Ninjas—was supposed to arrive at the Arizona Senate this week. But delivery was once again delayed as three members of the five-person Ninja team The Maricopa "audit" has…

New Atlas (2021-08-25). US Huawei Claims Regarding Pakistan: A Perfect Propaganda Storm. newatlas.report August 25, 2021 (Joseph Thomas — NEO) — The Western media has been reporting on a US-based software maker, Business Efficiency Solutions (BES), and its allegations that Huawei not only "stole" its technology, but also built in "back doors" into a law-enforcement project built in Pakistan. It's a three-for-one allegation, cementing further an ongoing and …

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-08-25). People infected with Delta Variant shed virus before symptoms appear. peoplesdispatch.org Symptoms appear 5.8 days after infection and 1.8 days after they first tested positive for viral RNA, shows study. The R0 value for Delta was 6.4, much higher than the original variant's value of 2-4…

WSWS (2021-08-25). Captain Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho: The suppressor of the 1974 Portuguese Revolution dies—Part 2. wsws.org The following is the second and concluding part of a series on the death of Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, the Army captain who organised the military coup on April 25, 1974, that overthrew 48 years of dictatorship in Portugal.

WSWS (2021-08-25). Australia: New South Wales rural and regional healthcare facing collapse as Delta variant hits. wsws.org The ongoing NSW parliamentary inquiry has exposed a dangerously understaffed and under-equipped health system, the result of decades of cuts by consecutive Liberal-National and Labor governments.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-08-25). Algeria and Morocco Cut Diplomatic Ties and Heighten Tensions in North Africa. globalresearch.ca

Carey Gillam (2021-08-25). Chlorpyrifos: Common Pesticide Tied to Brain Damage in Children. globalresearch.ca

Survival International (2021-08-25). Global Protests as Brazil's Supreme Court Set to Begin Landmark Indigenous Rights Ruling. dissidentvoice.org Over 6,000 indigenous people from approximately 170 peoples are protesting at the Struggle For Life camp in Brasilia against the Time Limit Trick. © Survival Indigenous peoples from all over Brazil are protesting in a week-long action in Brasilia against the "Marco Temporal" (or "Time Limit Trick"), draft bill 490 known as the "Bill of Death", …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-08-25). Amazon's Drive Into Africa. dissidentvoice.org Since 2004, Amazon has been building a foothold on the African continent. In Cape Town, it already employs thousands in a global call centre and a range of data hubs. Its South African career portal is a busy place, with the vast majority of advertised jobs located in Cape Town. In April, as part of …

_____ (2021-08-25). How Central Banks Are Fueling The Climate Crisis. popularresistance.org Central banks could play a critical role in catalyzing the rapid shift of financial flows away from oil, fossil gas, and coal. However, to date, central banks have instead tinkered at the edges. With a few isolated exceptions — such as decisions by the French and Swiss central banks to partially exclude coal from their asset portfolios — central bank activity on carbon pollution and the climate crisis has been limited primarily to measures to increase financial market transparency.

Staff (2021-08-25). Whitey on the news: Watching Bezos's trip to space from the Global South. therealnews.com Last month, the eyes of the public were focused on Jeff Bezos's

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-25). Bahrain hacked phones of 9 activists using Israeli spyware, says Citizen Lab. peoplesdispatch.org Canada-based Citizen Lab stated that it has verified the numbers with Paris-based Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International, organisations responsible for last month's global media coverage which implicated dozens of governments across the world for using the spyware…

WSWS (2021-08-25). AFL-CIO names career bureaucrat Liz Shuler to head US labor federation. wsws.org The new AFL-CIO chief, a nonentity, unknown outside of narrow bureaucratic circles, takes office amidst signs of growing working-class militancy.

WSWS (2021-08-25). South Korea moves to end social distancing restrictions despite COVID-19 surge. wsws.org The primary goal of the Moon government is not to protect people, but to condition the population to "live with the virus."

WSWS (2021-08-25). "Dana-UAW-USW's sweat shop contract is a non-starter. Vote no! Dana workers need a strategy for victory!" wsws.org After years of poverty wages, unbearably long work hours and sweatshop conditions at our plants, Dana workers are saying enough is enough and are ready to fight. The UAW and the USW trying to ram another sellout contract down our throats without giving us time to study and discuss it. This time, however, we are not going to allow them to do it.

Skylar Baker-Jordan (2021-08-25). Biden's Plan a Godsend for Appalachia. progressive.org These funds would help diversify our economies, bring new revenue streams into our region and retrain workers for jobs in the new economy.

WSWS (2021-08-25). The international working class must fight for the eradication of COVID-19. wsws.org The online discussion hosted by the World Socialist Web Site on Sunday, "For a Global Strategy to Stop the Pandemic and Save Lives!," provided an overwhelming, scientifically-grounded case for a policy of elimination and eradication of the COVID-19 virus.

_____ (2021-08-25). Christian Students Protest Departure Of Volleyball Coach. popularresistance.org Tonga, a devout Christian, said the campus pastor and athletic director called a meeting with him last week in which he was berated over his sexual orientation. Tonga said the school administrators called his gayness "a danger" to the school and children and commented that "parents pay too much" to attend the school for their children to be coached by a gay man.

Judy Greenspan (2021-08-25). Black August commemorated at the gates of San Quentin Prison. workers.org San Rafael, Calif. August 21 — Overcoming both dangerous air quality from California's cataclysmic fires and the state's desperate attempts at intimidation, veterans and activists of the prisoners' rights movement marched to the West Gate of San Quentin Prison today to commemorate Black August and the spirit of George Jackson. . . . |

Peter Lee (2021-08-25). Keeping Up With the Donners. counterpunch.org I recently had the opportunity of spending a few days in the lovely mountain community of Truckee, California. Today, Truckee's main street is a numbingly trendy procession of fashionable shops, fine restaurants, and sporting goods and service providers catering to the tourists who flock to the area year round from the Bay Area and from

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-25). Caspian to Black Sea: Azerbaijan, Ukraine united in GUAM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Ukraine Elmira In response to the question What experience of your country could be useful to Ukraine in the process of strengthening the state and increasing its resilience to existing challenges? It's an experience of building a new independent state in difficult conditions of political instability, economic recession, military-political confrontation …

WSWS (2021-08-25). Mass outbreak in Texas schools as hospitals are overwhelmed. wsws.org Texas schools are driving a further surge in cases of COVID-19 within first weeks of reopening.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-08-25). Report: Delta Air Lines To Charge Unvaccinated Employees $200 A Month. moguldom.com Delta Airline says it will impose a $200 monthly surcharge on unvaccinated employees as a growing number of U.S. companies push to have staff and employees get jabbed against covid-19. About three-quarters of Delta's workers already are vaccinated, said CEO Ed Bastian in a company memo Wednesday. However, the growing number of cases of coronavirus …

One People's Project (2021-08-25). Antifascists Make Proud Boys Cry in Portland. itsgoingdown.org Report from Idavox on the recent antifascist mobilization in so-called Portland, Oregon against the Proud Boys and other neo-fascist groups. The right wing rally was supposed to be held along the waterfront downtown where they had held rallies before. Instead, they were regulated to the parking lot of a shuttered Kmart ten miles away in…

Editor (2021-08-25). Revolutionary socialism is the primary political ideology of The Red Nation. mronline.org This position paper of the Third General Assembly formally adopts revolutionary socialism and liberation as the primary political ideology of The Red Nation.

Ann Brown (2021-08-25). Tensions Rise Over Reparations In Clyburn's Charleston, S. Carolina. moguldom.com The South Carolina city of Charleston was once the U.S. slave trade capital and historians estimate that at least 40 percent of all enslaved Africans arrived here through its port. Talk of reparations for slavery is heating up in the city but not the way pro-reparations advocates had hoped. The concept of reparations for American …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-25). NATO: 30-nation military bloc demands Crimea return to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO supports Ukraine, demands return of Crimea — NATO Dpty Secretary General NATO is together with Ukraine, we demand the return of Crimea, we reaffirm our readiness to support Ukraine in the fight for freedom," [NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea] Geoana said at the founding summit of the Crimea Platform in Kyiv on Monday. **** …

Editor (2021-08-25). The case of the vanishing boss. mronline.org This article summarizes the manuscript, "The Two-Employer Problem: Strategic Dilemmas at the Heart of the Tipped Wage Debate," a co-winner of the 2021 Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award.

Karl Grossman (2021-08-25). Insane U.S. Plan to Spend Billions on Weaponizing Space Makes Defense Contractors Jump for Joy—But Rest of World Cowers in Horror at Prospect of New Arms Race Leading to World War III. covertactionmagazine.com Imagine this scenario from the year 2045: The U.S. and China, after years of belligerence, go to war over control …

Carlos Aznarez (2021-08-25). Héctor Béjar's Resignation: Peru's Government Held Hostage by the Military. orinocotribune.com The government of Pedro Castillo has suffered its first defeat by yielding to the pressures of the right-wing coup and the most reactionary sectors of the Armed Forces. The imposition of the resignation of Foreign Minister Héctor Béjar is, without a doubt, an enormous show of weakness and will have consequences in the future. To discuss this issue we spoke with Ricardo Jiménez, sociologist and activist of ALBA Movimientos del Perú (ALBA Movements of Peru), and a regular contributor to Resumen Latinoamericano. | Q: What are your impressions of what happened? | Ricardo Jiménez: Héctor Béjar's resignation is undoubt…

Joris Leverink (2021-08-25). Defending the legacy of Chile's 2019 uprising. roarmag.org On July 5, after a tumultuous morning both inside and outside the former National Congress building, the inaugural meeting of

WSWS (2021-08-25). The historical background and initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org This report to the 2021 SEP summer school was delivered by Dr. Benjamin Mateus, who has led the coverage on the WSWS of the scientific and medical issues posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free West Media (2021-08-25). Denmark Abolishes All Corona Measures. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-25). Michigan Governor Whitmer proposes to use federal pandemic relief money to fund the police. wsws.org Leading Democrats from Detroit and across the state joined together with the governor to call for $75 million of the federal funds from the American Rescue Plan to be used for beefing up police departments across the state.

Dana Brown (2021-08-25). Americans Deserve Publicly Owned Generic Drugs. otherwords.org It's an all too familiar story. A company with some of the best-paying jobs around and a vital anchor for the community decides to engage in "restructuring" to "maximize long-term value creation." | In other words, it closes down and lays off its workers in pursuit of bigger profits. | But the late July closure of the Viatris pharmaceutical plant in Morgantown, West Virginia — which employed close to 1,500 people and was the largest remaining generic pharmaceutical plant in the U.S. — is particularly galling. | West Virginia Governor Jim Justice echoed a sentiment shared across the political spectrum…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-25). Poland accuses Belarus of "all kinds of provocations," boosts troops on border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com PM says Polish border 'well guarded' against 'Lukashenko's provocations' [Polish Prime Minister Mateusz] Morawiecki warned his country had to be prepared for "all kinds of provocations and unheard-of, unusual actions by the Belarus regime." He thanked border officials and soldiers who had been patrolling the boundary, noting that there were already 1,500 military personnel on …

The Socialist Program (2021-08-25). Hunger Stalks America as Capitalists Cash in: Food, Farming and Capitalism (Part 3). liberationnews.org Brian & Prof. Wolff continue a series on agriculture under capitalism with a focus on the hunger crisis in the United States. How is it possible that in the richest country ever tens of millions are deprived of something as basic as food?>

Editor2 (2021-08-25). US Must 'Stop Slinging Mud' at Others Over Virus Origins, Investigate own Labs: China. orinocotribune.com China has called on the United States to stop pointing the accusing finger at other countries over the lab-leaking theory concerning the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, and to investigate its own bio-labs instead. | Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the call on Monday as he stressed that the US side has ignored the conclusion of a joint research report in January by China and the World Health Organization (WHO), which said it was highly unlikely that the virus leaked from a laboratory. | Wenbin censured Washington's slandering of countries over the epidemiological crisis while the US itself…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-08-25). What Is The New Covid AY3 Variant Strain? 3 Things To Know. moguldom.com It is the nature of viruses to evolve over time and these changes can make them easier to spread and become more virulent. Variants are a concern when they increase the transmissibility of the virus because they tend to bring out more serious symptoms or tend to be more resistant to antibodies. The AY.3 or …

WSWS (2021-08-25). What Dana workers are fighting against: A profile of the Fortune 500 auto parts maker. wsws.org The auto parts giant is a powerful and politically-connected company, but the allies of Dana workers in the US and around the world are more powerful.

Staff (2021-08-25). The journalist who won't give up on Alabama's striking coal miners. therealnews.com Over 1,100 union coal miners in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on an unfair labor practices strike against Warrior Met Coal for over five months. And for five months, the mainstream media has barely made a peep about the strike. Instead, a small collection of independent journalists and local and progressive media outlets have been working overtime to cover this important story, including Jacob Morrison, David Story, and Adam Keller at The Valley Labor Report (Alabama's only weekly labor radio talk show). There is one person, however, who has done more than anyone to lift the strike at Warrior Met into publi…

Steve Martinot (2021-08-25). Notes Toward a Complainant's Bill of Rights. counterpunch.org What follows is a first draft of rough ideas concerning the problem of equity in the Police Accountability Board (PAB), recently passed as a charter amendment in Berkeley, and how to address some of its central inequities. These ideas emerged from recent discussions in the PAB, and are offered broadly to groups and individuals for

Steven Krichbaum (2021-08-25). Protect Life Itself and Make Proforestation the Driving Policy on Public Lands. counterpunch.org The new landmark report released in August by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change painted a dismal and nightmarish scenario for the Earth1. But we must remember that all is not lost. In response to the report, as usual the mainstream media focused on the need to reduce emissions. But there is another factor

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-25). Swiss women's rights groups protest misogynist judgment in rape case. peoplesdispatch.org The Basel Court of Appeal in Switzerland reduced the sentence given to the rapist by a lower court, suggesting that the victim "shared the responsibility" of the rape. The verdict has outraged feminists and other progressive sections across the country…

Kate Merlin (2021-08-25). The Need to Prevent Orphans: the American Oil and Gas Industry is Leaving a Big, Dangerous Mess. counterpunch.org The United States is facing a crisis in abandoned infrastructure, or "orphanage," among the oil and gas industry. This crisis has been succinctly described by Megan Milliken Biven & Regan Boychuk as well as extensively reported on by the think tank Carbon Tracker, as in here, here, and here. The problem is that plugging and abandoning oil wells is expensive, and abandoning them so far has not been. Many wells can produce indefinitely in lower and lower amounts, until the cost of operating them exceeds the available profits. At this point the operator will plug (if they are willing and able to plug) or walk a…

Rose City Counter-Info (2021-08-25). We Went Where They Went: Reflection on Antifascist Mobilization Against the Proud Boys in Portland. itsgoingdown.org What follows is a critical reflection from one perspective on the recent antifascist mobilization in so-called Portland, Oregon against the Proud Boys and other neo-fascist groups last weekend. For another report and overview, go here. Originally posted to Rose City Counter-Info. This is a reportback from some of the antifascist crews who mobilized from a…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-25). Georgian defense chief, unit that fought Russia in Ukraine ceremony. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Juansher Burchuladze attended the ceremony dedicated to the independence of Ukraine The Minister of Defense of Georgia attended the official event held on the central square of Kiev on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine. The platoon of the 23rd Infantry Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Brigade of the Western Command of the …

WSWS (2021-08-25). US House vote to move forward on budget framework heralds major cuts in $3.5 trillion price tag. wsws.org To overcome the opposition of the Democratic holdouts, Pelosi made a significant concession, incorporating into the procedural rule a pledge to bring the infrastructure bill to a vote in the House by September 27, regardless of whether the "human infrastructure" budget bill had passed in the Senate.

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-08-25). Venezuela Details Suffering Caused by US Sanctions in Report to ICC. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas asked the ICC to open an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed by the US through unilateral coercive measures.

Editor (2021-08-25). Worst air in the world? Salt Lake City, Utah. mronline.org Salt Lake City has ranked first for worst air quality in the world twice in the past two weeks. While poor air quality is not a new problem for Utah, the climate crisis is exacerbating the problem due to the devastating increase in wildfires caused in large part by climate change-fueled severe droughts throughout the region in the warmer months.

Sahand Yazdanyar (2021-08-25). It's Time to Reassess Our Relationship With Israel. otherwords.org In April 1996, Israeli artillery shells rained down on a United Nations compound where hundreds of civilians were taking refuge. As the shells exploded and the building collapsed, 106 civilians died and another 116 were injured. | The attack, now known as The United Nations

WSWS (2021-08-25). Nervous financial markets await Fed chief's speech. wsws.org There are signs of liquidity problems in the $22 trillion US Treasury market in part because of uncertainty over the direction of the Fed's monetary policy.

_____ (2021-08-25). The World Is Rid Of Rizzo. popularresistance.org Rizzo was the unapologetic godfather of the CIA's torture program, a monstrous crime against humanity that he defended unabashedly until his death. On the surface, he was a nice enough guy — quick with a smile and a nod. He was dapper, with a well-groomed beard that made him look more like a 19th century businessman in search of a top hat rather than what he was: a seasoned, very political attorney whose job was to lay out the legal justifications for horrific crimes yet to be committed.

_____ (2021-08-25). Nicaragua at a Revolutionary Crossroads and in Imperialist Crosshairs. popularresistance.org Regime change against Nicaragua, in particular, is intensifying through tightened sanctions and a pervasive disinformation campaign. Although exploiting proclivities for Black and Indigenous identity within Nicaragua will be harder given the unique political and cultural investment Black and Indigenous peoples have in the Sandinista revolution.

Dean Baker (2021-08-25). Does the New York Times Prohibit Its Reporters from Providing Context on Budget Issues? cepr.net That seems to be the case. This article on the $3.5 trillion budget outline didn't mention once that the spending would be over ten years. (Hey, ten years, one year, what difference does it make?) This spending comes to a bit more than 1.2 percent of projected GDP over this period. For another comparison, we …

_____ (2021-08-25). Expanding The Military Draft Is Not Feminism. popularresistance.org Nearly 3 million women in the United States have been forced out of the workforce due to coronavirus-related issues. Unwilling to provide solutions to the very real issues that everyday people are facing, Congress has instead found a way to suck more resources into the war machine: expanding the draft to include women.

Sharon Johnson (2021-08-25). Screen Shot 2021-08-25 at 9.12.50 AM.png. progressive.org The pandemic has created opportunities for states to level the playing field for marginalized workers.

_____ (2021-08-25). Actors For Assange: Julian Assange's Defence Statement, Acted Out. popularresistance.org Julian Assange's defence team were prevented from delivering his defence statement verbally in court, so it was submitted only for the record, to maintain the secrecy surrounding the case. | 49 actors from around the world recorded an abridged version (55 minutes) of explosive testimony.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-25). Turkey: Crimea must be returned to Ukraine (then to us). antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Summit of Crimean Platform opens search for solution to return Crimea to Ukraine — Turkish Foreign Minister "I would like to emphasize once again the need to increase the global awareness of the importance of the problem of the annexation of Crimea….." The Foreign Minister [Mevlut Cavusoglu] said that Turkey supports the aspiration of the …

WSWS (2021-08-25). Experts warn India rapidly heading to COVID-19 "third wave" wsws.org An expert panel convened by the Modi government's own Ministry of Home Affairs has warned there could be a half million new COVID-19 infections per day by late September or October.

Mark Sircus (2021-08-25). Medical Monsters on the Loose. globalresearch.ca

Robert Hunziker (2021-08-25). Trump's Favorite Pesticide Banned! counterpunch.org The Biden EPA has put a stop to use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on food crops, thereby reversing a decision by the Trump administration to allow it to continue to be sprayed on vegetables and fruit in spite of an Obama administration order in 2015 to ban the pesticide for public health reasons. This is

Tamara Nassar (2021-08-25). Israel kills 15-year-old in night attack on refugee camp. electronicintifada.net Imad Hashash is the 12th child killed by Israel in the West Bank in 2021.

It's Going Down (2021-08-25). Abolitionists Hit the Streets in Support of Call to 'Shut'Em Down'. itsgoingdown.org On Saturday, August 21st, abolitionist groups across the so-called United States took to the streets in solidarity with a call from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, for a day of national 'Shut'Em Down' actions outside of jails, prisons, and detention facilities. While many events are being scheduled for later in the month and on September 9th, to…

Ann Brown (2021-08-25). M4BL Group Demands Reparations From Government For History Of Targeting Movements That Support Black Life. moguldom.com Black American activists have long been targeted disproportionately by the federal government and a new report by a coalition of Black activist groups presents more evidence of structural racism used against movements that support Black life. Black Lives Matter protesters, for example, were targeted in the aftermath of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd …

Christine Massey (2021-08-25). Video: Does the Virus Exist? Has SARS-CoV-2 Been Isolated? Interview with Christine Massey. globalresearch.ca "is there reliable evidence that SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated from an "unadulterated sample taken from a diseased patient"? | Christine Massey submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to some 90 Health /Science institutions.

_____ (2021-08-25). First Trial From Treaty People Gathering Ends In Acquittal. popularresistance.org The first person arrested during this summer's Treaty People Gathering to take her case to trial was acquitted Wednesday on one gross misdemeanor charge in Hubbard County District Court, marking the first ruling in dozens of cases to be brought from the occupation of the Two Inlets pump station.

Michael T. Klare (2021-08-25). The Drawbacks of a Cold War with China in a Hot World. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) — 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 the U.S., than the world they foresee in the 2030s …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-25). Irish Medical Doctor: The Shots Are Killing People! We Need to Stop this! Her Medical License Was Just Suspended. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-08-25). COVID Noncompliance Now Labeled Top 'Terror Threat'. globalresearch.ca

Jacob Hornberger (2021-08-25). The Meaning of "Open Borders" counterpunch.org Guests on conservative Fox News are going nuts over what they are calling President Biden's "open borders" policy. One recent example was Stephen Miller, a former Trump advisor, who appeared on Tucker Carlson's show, where he lamented Biden's supposed "open-border policies." Another was Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, who appeared on Fox and Friends, where he

Odilia Rivera-Santos, MAPP (2021-08-25). Wellbeing Through a Netflix Lens. latinorebels.com It's important to understand what you can do to self-soothe in healthy ways and to be mindful of the impact of negative news and imagery.

Pablo Manríquez (2021-08-25). ICE Funding Faces Rising Opposition From Democrats in Congress. latinorebels.com The House of Representatives was back in the Capitol on Tuesday where Latino Rebels asked members about the future of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Sam Pizzigati (2021-08-25). Let's Take the Profit Out of War. otherwords.org In the 21st century, many of us are used to the murderous mass violence of modern warfare. | After all, we grew up living it or hearing about it. The 20th century But for our forebears, the incredible deadliness of modern warfare came as a shock.

Steve Lalla (2021-08-25). Canada Underestimated Anti-Imperialist Sentiment of Venezuelan People — Interview with Yves Engler. orinocotribune.com August 23, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—US, Canada, and their allies underestimated the persistence of anti-imperialist sentiment in Venezuela when they attempted to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro using the Lima Group and the puppet government of Juan Guaidó, affirmed Canadian foreign policy expert Yves Engler. | "The whole Juan Guaidó experiment was clearly disastrous," Engler said in a recent interview with Orinoco Tribune. "It was a total failure, and my presumption is that the US and Canadian officials—and maybe Colombian and other countries' officials—were drinking their own Kool-A…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people, and a small percentage of breakthrough cases are expected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are receiving a lot of attention, but they are not what's driving the current surge. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases. youtu.be/JcyCl9amum0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are in the downloads at…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-08-25). Right-wing anti-lockdown protests a symptom of gov't failures. greenleft.org.au A political response is needed to win people away from those peddling conspiracies, or worse, in the growing so-called "freedom" rallies, argues Alex Bainbridge.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-25). NATO and NORAD collaborate in Arctic, High North. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Air Policing Meets NORAD — Collective Defense on a Global Scale On Aug 23, Major General Karsten Stoye, German Air Force, Chief of Staff of NATO's Allied Air Command at Ramstein Air Base, visited the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to meet with NORAD Deputy Commander Lieutenant-General Alain Pelletier, Royal Canadian Air Force. …

David Giesen (2021-08-25). Monday 8/23: What's the Bible good for? indybay.org ZOOM: | zoom.us/j/93577376753?pwd=K2cvdzEwdnBpSG…

Staff (2021-08-25). Only 11 Percent of Rental Aid Has Been Disbursed, Says US Treasury. truthout.org As the White House prepares for a U.S. Supreme Court

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-25). Somalia: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. libya360.wordpress.com Ann Garrison Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, aka Farmaajo, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, and Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed Cold War and War on Terror destabilize Somalia and cause great suffering for its people. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, aka Farmaajo, is currently the Interim President of Somalia, pending parliamentary elections that have been repeatedly postponed since February….

Staff (2021-08-25). 9 House Dems Who Threatened Biden's Bills Get Accolades From Pro-Business Groups. truthout.org The House passed a $3.5 trillion budget framework Tuesday, but not before a group of centrist Democrats backed by big money groups tried to stall the vote in an effort to scuttle the unprecedented spending package. | Democrats can now move forward with votes on both the larger $3.5 trillion bill as well as a more focused $1.1 trillion infrastructure bill without the votes of Republicans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was first forced to scrap a planned vote on Monday to advance the…

Agustín Lage Dávila (2021-08-25). Fidel y los grandes temas nacionales de hoy. globalizacion.ca Hace unos días conmemoramos el aniversario 95 del natalicio de quien ha sido una de las personalidades políticas más relevantes del siglo XX: Fidel Castro. Y aunque se celebra justamente su impronta en la historia, apenas comienzan a fluir ideas…

willet (2021-08-25). USA wants its corporations to ditch China. indybay.org The leadership of the United States again raised the issue of the Uyghurs and attempted to provoke an "allergic reaction" of Beijing. The economic agenda goes in parallel with it.

David Giesen (2021-08-25). 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)…

South Front (2021-08-25). Video: Taliban Rule Faces Its First Challenges. globalresearch.ca

William rivers Pitt (2021-08-25). The Biggest Gamble of Nancy Pelosi's Life. zcomm.org "The American people expect us to deliver on child care, paid leave, housing, healthcare, climate action, and more — and we must."

Emir Sader (2021-08-25). Bolsonaro produce su propia ingobernabilidad. globalizacion.ca El presidente de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro, se subió a la ola antipolítica, generada en las manifestaciones de 2013 y reforzada en 2016, para aprovechar su situación de outsider de la política tradicional y convertirse en el supuesto líder de la…

José Steinsleger (2021-08-25). Afganistán: A Dios rogando… globalizacion.ca Las civilizaciones perduran, los imperios declinan, los pueblos resisten y, tras la caída de Kabul, quedamos enterados de que los especialistas del Partido àönico Mediático Occidental (PUMO) saben más de Afganistán que sus culturas y credos milenarios. Tribus, øno? Ajá….

Newsclick (2021-08-25). Are DNA vaccines more effective than others? peoplesdispatch.org Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclicks' Prabir Purkayastha discuss Zydus Cadila's three-dose ZyCoV-D which has received emergency authorization in India. They talk about the effectiveness of plasmid DNA vaccines over adenovirus-based ones…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). 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…

Victor Noir (2021-08-25). Trump 2020 Sticker @ Berkeley Bowl. indybay.org Berkeley Bowl grocery tends to be a local point of miscegenation. All folx should feel welcome.

_____ (2021-08-25). Majority in US—Including 90% of Democrats—Back Spending Trillions on Infrastructure. commondreams.org "This is welcome news, but sex workers' livelihoods shouldn't depend on the whims of individual platforms," said the ACLU as others warned the company could still reverse course.

Ralf Streck (2021-08-25). 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.

Angela (2021-08-25). Saturday 8/28: Virtual screening of the documentary film "The Viewing Booth" indybay.org

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-08-25). Will America Break? Largest Public School System Says All Teachers And Staff Must Take Jabs, Boosters, Potentially In Perpetuity. moguldom.com New York City, which boasts America's largest public school system, is mandating all teachers and staff to get vaccinated against covid-19 or face consequences. The city made the announcement on Monday, Aug. 24, that all 148,000 of its public school employees would need to get at least their first vaccine dose by Sept. 27. "We're …

Martin Armstrong (2021-08-25). The Fake News that FDA Approved the Vaccines Is Made Clear in the Letter. Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Prevails. globalresearch.ca

willet (2021-08-25). 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.

Peter Koenig (2021-08-25). The mRNA Vaccine's Poisonous Potions: Medical Malpractice or "Slow Motion Genocide"? globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). 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….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). 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…

Walden Bello (2021-08-25). Leila de Lima May Be the Only Hero of the Duterte Era. zcomm.org An interview with the imprisoned Duterte critic who's running for reelection from behind bars…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). 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….

Dana Sanchez (2021-08-25). MAGA Prophet Donald Trump Booed At Alabama Rally After Telling Supporters To Get Vaccinated. moguldom.com Audience members at the mostly maskless "Save America" rally in Cullman, Alabama, booed former President Donald Trump on Saturday when he encouraged them to "take the vaccines" — his most forceful endorsement to date. The booing prompted observations on Twitter that this was "that moment your monster turns on you." Alabama has the lowest vaccination rate in …

Angela (2021-08-25). Sunday 9/12: Virtual Cookbook Launch: "A Taste of Gaza" indybay.org

WSWS (2021-08-25). UK parent Lisa Diaz condemns Boris Johnson's deadly school reopening drive. wsws.org In the past week, Lisa has posted short videos on Twitter which have gone viral because they express the sentiments of masses of parents in the UK and worldwide who are terrified about the dangers posed to their children by school reopenings.

Janet Johnson (2021-08-25). Statewide Protest Against CalEPA, DTSC on 8/30. indybay.org CalEPA and DTSC are in bed with the polluters, lobbyists and corporate developers and are neglecting environmental justice communities, while our children are sick and dying.

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-08-25). Argentina — øCómo sale el Gobierno de la defensiva? globalizacion.ca Hay un enchastre temático que en parte responde a deficiencias del Gobierno; en parte a una oposición que necesita disimular su carencia absoluta de ideas novedosas; en parte al efecto que producen medios y redes entre las minoritarias audiencias politizadas;…

The Associated Press (2021-08-25). Supreme Court Orders 'Remain in Mexico' Policy Reinstated. latinorebels.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block a court ruling ordering the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era policy that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S.

Labor Video Project (2021-08-25). 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.

_____ (2021-08-25). 'Unacceptable': US Treasury Says 89% of Rental Aid Still Not Disbursed. commondreams.org "We put an end to the Trump presidency but we still need to put an end to his cruel, harmful, and deadly policies including this xenophobic one."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). 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…

Norman Solomon (2021-08-25). Will Senate Democrats Stoop to Confirming Rahm Emanuel as Ambassador? indybay.org Senators of good conscience must not vote to confirm him…

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-08-25). The Capitalist Rationality of the Empire: Imperialism. anchor.fm In this episode we go over how Colonialism and Capitalism directly led to the creation of Empires such as the British Empire, the Dutch, the Spanish and now the US Empire. We discuss Imperialism and how it is the way in which Empires stay in power, and how the US Empire today is restructuring itself. We also hit on the need for Revolution, not reform. Power to the People's Struggle!

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). 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…

Angela (2021-08-25). Sunday 8/29: Virtual Book Event: "Where the Streets Had a Name" indybay.org

Isaac Enríquez Pérez (2021-08-25). øAfganistán como clavo en el ataúd de la hegemonía de los Estados Unidos? globalizacion.ca Las escenas mediáticas de colaboracionistas intentando trepar en aviones de la fuerza aérea estadounidense que despegan del aeropuerto de Kabul, evidencian las contradicciones geopolíticas y geoestratégicas de las "guerras de conquista" emprendidas por el complejo militar/industrial de los Estados Unidos…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-25). China Discovers New Oil Fields Ensuring Its Energy Sector. southfront.org Illustrative Image | PetroChina has discovered a large shale oil field at the Gulong site in the Daqing field in the Songliao Basin in northern China with reserves exceeding 1 billion tons.PetroChina Company Limited is a Chinese oil and gas company and is the listed arm of state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), headquartered in Dongcheng District, Beijing. The company is currently Asia's largest oil and gas producer and was China's second biggest oil producer in 2006. Traded in Hong Kong and New York, the ma…

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-25). Sunday 8/29: Silicon Valley Pride Parade & 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/

_____ (2021-08-25). 'Monstrous Human': Erik Prince Reportedly Charging $6,500 for Seats Out of Kabul. commondreams.org The extraordinary lengths to which the Court has shown it will go to enable the rich to effectively buy elections with its blithe disregard for the rights of people should terrify all those concerned with the survival of our extremely weakened and problematic democracy.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). 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…

David Giesen (2021-08-25). Saturday 8/28: "40 acres and a mule, writ large": an SF political walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (we meet in the lobby)…

A Remembrance (2021-08-25). 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

Peter T. Young (2021-08-25). Hawaiian Royal Family recognized at 2021 California Admission Day. indybay.org 2021 California Admission Day, we seek authentic voices from diverse communities impacted by the 1850 Compromise by the US Congress, establishing California as a State. Hawaiians under King Kamehameha III, helped settle Sacramento and few seem to know, yet.

_____ (2021-08-25). Supreme Court Ruling on Asylum Policy Denounced as 'Nothing Short of Cruel'. commondreams.org "These people have done nothing to contribute to climate change," said one U.N. official. "They don't burn fossil fuels… and yet they are bearing the brunt of climate change."

_____ (2021-08-25). 'Democracy for Sale': Analysis Ties Corporate Consolidation to Increased Lobbying. commondreams.org A major report on climate says both greenhouse gas concentrations and global sea levels hit record highs in 2020.

_____ (2021-08-25). 'Unprecedented': Madagascar on Verge of World's First Climate-Fueled Famine. commondreams.org "Monopoly is a threat to representative democracy—and that protecting our democracy requires effective antitrust."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). 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…

_____ (2021-08-25). Progressives Vow to 'Hold the Line' on Democrats' Bold Agenda. commondreams.org For the health of our democracy, we need to disarm the war on knowledge and reason that was inspired by the 'Powell Memo' and carried out by the Koch network and its right-wing army.

Thom Hartmann (2021-08-25). Medicare-For-All Will Stop Political Bosses from Playing Games with Deadly Diseases. zcomm.org No, DeSantis isn't really spreading COVID just to boost profits. He's doing it because he wants to be president…

Indivisible SF Pensisula & Raging Grannies (2021-08-25). 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;…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-08-25). The FDA Has Proved Itself to be a Totally Corrupt and Criminal Organization. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-25). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-25). 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…

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