2021-08-26: News Headlines

Anonymous669 (2021-08-26). Two Explosions Targeted Crowds Near Kabul Airport Gate, US Casualties Reported (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On August 26, an explosion was heard just outside Hamid Karzai International Airport, where thousands of US and NATO troops have been operating nonstop to evacuate their citizens and Afghan collaborators from the Taliban-held Afghan capital Kabul for nearly two weeks. | The explosion reportedly took place near the Abbey gate entrance in the southeastern part of the airport, where British troops are known to be stationed. | "We don't have any record of UK military casualties but…

Staff (2021-08-26). Private flight leaves Kabul with nearly 300 EMPTY seats after passengers turned away by US & Taliban security — reports. rt.com At least one private charter flight set to evacuate hundreds of Afghans from the Kabul airport was forced to take off with just 50 of its 345 seats filled, amid reports that US and Taliban forces prevented them from boarding. | The flight — one of three intended to carry 1,000 Afghans to Uganda chartered by businessman George Abi-Habib — was seen virtually empty as it took off from the Kabul airport on Tuesday night. The barren cabin was seen in a photo shared online by CNN's Alexander Marquardt, who noted that many of the would-be passengers were "blocked by the US and Taliban" and not allowed to bo…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-26). UK, Australia Warn Of "High Threat Of Terrorist Attack" At Kabul Airport. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States is urging crowds trying to access Kabul airport to leave the area, as the British and Australian governments warned of a "high threat" of a "terrorist" attack. | The warning came on August 26th as Western troops hurried to evacuate as many foreign nationals and Afghans as possible before a withdrawal deadline on August 31st."Those at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately," the US State Department said in an alert, citing "security threats…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-26). Four US Marines Killed, Three Wounded In Kabul Airport Attack (18+ Videos). southfront.org File image. | The US ambassador in Kabul Ross Wilson had told staff there that four US Marines were killed in the According to the New York-based newsp…

Staff (2021-08-26). Grandson of Notorious Warlord: My Family Is Celebrating the Taliban, But I Fear for My Friends' Lives. democracynow.org As the United States has begun the final phase of evacuations of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies from the Kabul airport, we speak with Obaidullah Baheer, an Afghan academic who has decided to stay in Kabul despite the risks. Baheer's grandfather, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is a former mujahideen fighter once nicknamed the "Butcher of Kabul," now among the senior political figures in the country attempting to shape a post-U.S. government with the Taliban. "This country needs more educated people," says Baheer. "They're not going to have enough technocrats for a functioning government to be in place. That's why some of u…

Julian Vigo (2021-08-26). On Cultural Imperialism and a War That Was Never About Women and Girls. counterpunch.org It's always amusing to watch people who claim progressive politics get caught up in what seems to be a desire to get more Twitter likes, on the one hand, and on the other, to decimate their claims of justice for which their online personality purports to fight. So it went last week while on social

Editor (2021-08-26). John Pilger: Afghanistan, the great game of smashing countries. mronline.org In 2010, I was in Washington and arranged to interview the mastermind of Afghanistan's modern era of suffering, Zbigniew Brzezinski. I quoted to him his autobiography in which he admitted that his grand scheme for drawing the Soviets into Afghanistan had created "a few stirred up Muslims". "Do you have any regrets?" I asked. "Regrets! Regrets! What regrets?" – John Pilger…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-26). Israeli attacks injure scores of Palestinians demanding the end of blockade in Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org Wednesday's demonstrations were organized following the Israeli attack on a similar protest on Saturday, which killed one Palestinian and injured several others, including a 13-year-old…

Alexander Rubinstein (2021-08-26). MintPress News Confronts Senator Cruz on Murderous US Sanctions. orinocotribune.com By Alexander Rubinstein — Aug 23, 2021 | It was clear that the senator had no actual defense of the murderous policies for which he has advocated; he didn't even bother to defend them, opting instead to echo a predecessor of his: Senator Joseph McCarthy. | LAS VEGAS — On Saturday, 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. | "Senator, can you tell me how you f…

Patrick Martin (2021-08-26). And So It Begins Again: The Media Recycles Afghanistan War Lies. globalresearch.ca

| Namestephanie J. Nawyn, Associate Professor of Sociology, Co-director of the Center For Gender In Global Context, Michigan State University (2021-08-26). American religious groups have a history of resettling refugees — including Afghans. Stephanie J. Nawyn, Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Gender in Global Context, Michigan State University

_____ (2021-08-26). What Does IPCC's Latest Climate Report Tell Us? popularresistance.org The UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its latest comprehensive report on the state of the earth's climate. The much-anticipated report dominated the headlines for a few days in early August, then quickly disappeared amidst the latest news from Afghanistan, the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections in the US, and all the latest political rumblings. The report is vast and comprehensive in its scope, and is worthy of more focused attention outside of specialist scientific circles than it has received thus far. | The report affirms much of what we already knew about the stat…

James Haught (2021-08-26). Only Religious War Remains. counterpunch.org The Taliban seizure of Afghanistan underscores an ugly 21st century fact: Religion-based warfare remains the world's worst type of armed conflict, and the "holy warriors" display barbaric cruelty. After America's CIA under President Reagan helped brutal Muslim tribal warlords drive the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan, victorious warlords fell into conflict with each other. That's

Watson Institute for International, Public Affairs (2021-08-26). U.S. Costs to Date for the War in Afghanistan, in $ Billions FY2001-FY2022. globalresearch.ca

Suadad al-Salhy (2021-08-26). Afghanistan: How Iran and Its Allies Are Relying on Soleimani's Deals with the Taliban. globalresearch.ca

Gavin Lewis (2021-08-26). Afghanistan: The Abomination of "White Man's Burden" and Fake Feminist Narratives. dissidentvoice.org Take up the White Man's Burden, send for the best ye breed, Go bind your sons to exile, to serve your captives need — new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and half-child… Take up the White Man's burden, the savage wars of peace. — Rudyard Kipling (1899) The 2011 UK census recorded that Asian groups together numbered …

Howard Lisnoff (2021-08-26). "Don't Worry Baby": The War on Terror Will Continue. counterpunch.org There are reasons, and then there are the actual reasons. The top 10 so-called defense contractors ("The top 10 defense contractors," Bloomberg Government, June 10, 2021) in the US have done quite well during both wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. How many trillions of dollars (Costs of War project at Brown University's Watson Institute) pissed down the drain

Ana Vraƒçar (2021-08-26). Afghanistan: The challenges of a health system dependent on foreign aid. peoplesdispatch.org The health infrastructure set up during the US occupation was already inadequate to meet people's needs, and now it faces new challenges after the Taliban seizure of power. Long distances with conflict zones along the way and even higher costs mean that healthcare remains out of reach of the majority of Afghans…

Staff (2021-08-26). ÔªøShocker: ÔªøMilitary-industrial complex doesn't want wars to end. therealnews.com Former generals and elected officials are flooding the airwaves to demand the US continue its occupation of Afghanistan, without disclosing their ties to the defense companies that have profited handsomely from the war or having to answer for the decisions they made that prolonged the conflict. | TRNN's Jaisal Noor sits down with Sarah Lazare of In These Times to discuss the roles the media and military-industrial complex play in building support for and justifying endless war. Lazare is a web editor and reporter for In These Times and has written extensively about the US military-industrial complex, includ…

Vijay Prashad (2021-08-26). How the Taliban Chased the West Out of Afghanistan. zcomm.org The United States has begun to cut off Afghanistan from its own money in U.S. banks and from financial networks. It will use these means to isolate the Taliban…

Labor Video Project (2021-08-26). The Defeat Of The US In Afghanistan & Decline Of US Imperialism with George Wright. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews Professor George Wright about the collapse of the US government and military in Afghanistan and the history of US intervention during…

Staff (2021-08-26). Corporate Media Were Complicit in Afghanistan War, and They're Still Obfuscating. truthout.org The corporate media in the U.S. were complicit in the escalation of the war in Afghanistan, argues historian In this exclusive Truthout interview, Gurman — a professor at New York University Gallatin who studies both U.S. foreign affairs and American political culture — offers a critical analysis of why mainstream corporate media h…

Richard Falk (2021-08-26). Everything Went Wrong in Afghanistan. zcomm.org The best approach for the United States at this point in Afghanistan, although unlikely, is to encourage Taliban moderation by exhibiting in deeds and words its acceptance of the outcome in Afghanistan…

Alan MacLeod (2021-08-26). "I Was Living Like Scarface": The Ludicrous Costs of the War in Afghanistan Revealed in New Documents, Testimonies. orinocotribune.com By Alan Macleod — Aug 25, 2021 | "Holy cow, I was living like Scarface…I was paying out anywhere between $300-400,000 per week to $5 million per week at times. All in cash." Matthew Hoh, U.S. Marine Corps Captain and former State Department official | WASHINGTON — The conflict in Afghanistan — for the U.S. at least — appears to be over. Essentially admitting defeat, American planes are beating a hasty and ignominious retreat from Kabul, with images of the withdrawal bearing a striking resemblance to those from the fall of Saigon 46 years previously. | As the Taliban complete their takeove…

Staff (2021-08-26). Sarah Chayes: Afghanistan Was an "Afterthought" for U.S. as Bush Was "Hellbent" on Invading Iraq. democracynow.org As the U.S. proceeds with evacuating people from Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country, we speak with author and former NPR reporter Sarah Chayes, who covered the fall of the Taliban in 2001, then lived in Kandahar until 2009, where she ran a soap factory, and went on to become a special adviser to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Mike Mullen in Kabul. She says it was apparent shortly after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan that the country was an "afterthought" for the Bush administration, which was "hellbent" on invading Iraq. "Well into 2002, there was basically no one home at the U.S. Embassy,"

United Afghan Association (2021-08-26). 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…

Staff (2021-08-26). "An Inquiry Needs to Take Place": Jeremy Corbyn on Afghanistan & Preventing the Next War. democracynow.org We get reaction to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan from British member of Parliament and former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, one of the leading critics of the Afghan War in Britain. He says critics who warned against invading Afghanistan, and later Iraq, have been vindicated, and calls for an official inquiry into the war. "It's horrible to read back to 2001 and 2003 and say all the worst predictions that any of us ever made have all come to pass," Corbyn tells Democracy Now!

Staff (2021-08-26). Jeremy Corbyn: All of the Worst Predictions About the Afghanistan War Came True. truthout.org We get reaction to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan from British member of Parliament and former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, one of the leading critics of the Afghan War in Britain. He says critics who warned against invading Afghanistan, and later Iraq, have been vindicated, and calls for an official inquiry into the war. "It's horrible to read back to 2001 and 2003 and say all the worst predictions that any of us ever made have all come to pass," Corbyn tells Democracy Now!.

Medea Benjamin (2021-08-26). Afghanistan War Is "Cash Cow" for Pentagon. zcomm.org Biden Must End "Delusional" China Rivalry…

World Affairs Council SF (2021-08-26). Wednesday 8/25: Supporting Local Aid to Afghanistan Virtual Town Hall. indybay.org Online town hall…

Patrick MacFarlane (2021-08-26). U.S. Deploys Marines to Haiti Under Guise of 'Disaster Relief'. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous669 (2021-08-26). Central Syria Insurgency: Dozens Of Russian Airstrikes, Syrian Artillery Strikes Hit ISIS Cells. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On August 25, dozens of Russian airstrikes and Syrian artillery strikes targeted ISIS' remaining cells in Syria's central region. | According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 30 Russian airstrikes hit hideouts of the terrorist group in the following areas: | The outskirts of the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern Homs countryside; | The outskirts of the town of al-Sholah in the western Deir Ezzor countryside; | The outskirts of the town of al-Resafa…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-26). Kurdish Forces Share Footage Of Guided Missile Strikes On Turkish-Backed Syrian Militants. southfront.org Illustrative image, fighters of the Afrin Liberation Forces. Via the Hawar News Agency (ANHA). | On August 26, the Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) announced that its fighters carried out a series of attacks on the Turkish military and its proxies in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo between August 17 and 23. | The Kurdish guerilla group has been active in the northern Aleppo countryside since March of 2018, when Afrin area was occupied by Turkish forces. | In a statement, the ALF listed its recent attacks as follows:…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-26). More Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib, Monitoring Group Says 60 Targeted The Region In August (Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti | On August 26, a new wave of Russian airstrikes hit militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out five airstrikes on the hills surrounding the town of Kabani in the northern countryside of Lattakia and three airstrikes on the outskirts of the town of al-Fatterah in the southern Idlib countryside. | Bo…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-26). Syrian Army Pounds Western Daraa Town Following Deadly IED Attack (Video). southfront.org FILE IMAGE: Sputnik/ Iliya Pitalev. | On August 26, a soldier of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was killed and eight others were wounded when their vehicle came under attack in the northern countryside of Daraa. | The vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) as it was passing on a road between the towns of Nawa and al-Sheikh Maskin. The soldiers were not on a combat mission. They were reportedly on their way to distribute food rations to SAA posts in the area. | The attack was most likely carried out by former r…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-26). De-Escalation: Dozens Of Gunmen Depart Daraa Al-Balad After Pressure From Syrian Army (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | Gunmen in the southern part of the Syrian city of Daraa, known as Daraa al-Balad, have finally succumbed to the demands of Syrian authorities and begun to leave the area. | On August 26 afternoon, 50 wanted gunmen departed Daraa al-Balad along with their families in several buses provided by Syrian authorities. The gunmen will most likely settle in Turkish-occupied areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Russian forces are reportedly facilitating…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-08-26). "Blood for Blood": On Jenin and Israel's Fear of an Armed Palestinian Rebellion. dissidentvoice.org The killing of four young Palestinians by Israeli occupation soldiers in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, on August 16, is a consequential event, the repercussions of which are sure to be felt in the coming weeks and months. The four Palestinians — Saleh Mohammed Ammar, 19, Raed Ziad Abu Seif, 21, …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-08-26). Palestine's Africa Dichotomy: Is Israel Really 'Winning' Africa? zcomm.org Why is Israel so keen on penetrating Africa? What made African countries finally succumb to Israeli pressure and lobbying?>

_____ (2021-08-26). Denver's Housing First Initiative A 'Remarkable Success'. popularresistance.org Colorado – A five-year evaluation of Denver's Social Impact Bond (SIB) program by The Urban Institute found the housing first initiative is a "remarkable success" at reducing chronic homelessness. | In all, the study found that 79 percent of people who received treatment under the program were engaged in stable housing. Those referred to SIB spent an average of 560 more days in housing than people who received other community assistance. | Overall, the study analyzed the cases of 724 program participants. After one year, 86 percent of people remained in stable housing. After two years, the number stood at 81 perc…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-26). Nicaragua at a Revolutionary Crossroads and in Imperialist Crosshairs. libya360.wordpress.com Netfa Freeman U.S. attack on Nicaragua targets its Black community. There is a page in the playbook for U.S. imperialist regime change in Latin America that includes exploiting the identity politics of Blackness. A recent example was the unrest in Cuba a month ago that included a sophisticated attempt to paint the Cuban revolution, its government, and…

Editor2 (2021-08-26). An Open Letter to President Biden on COVID-19 Vaccines for Cuba. orinocotribune.com By Mayda Mauri Pérez and Luis Herrera Martínez — Aug 24, 2021 | Cuba would be better prepared to cope with the pandemic if US sanctions are lifted to allow for medical supplies. | Dear President Joe Biden: | You recently talked about Cuba and its COVID-19 vaccine campaign at a White House press conference, saying: "I would be prepared to give significant amounts of vaccines if … an international organisation would administer those vaccines and do it in a way that average citizens would have access to those vaccines." You also called Cuba a "failed state". | These statements surprised many, including those…

Kenneth Surin (2021-08-26). The Corporate Race for Governor of Virginia. counterpunch.org Virginia's gubernatorial election, to be held on November 2, 2021, will be contested between former Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe and his Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin. The 2 candidates, pro-corporate politicians to the core, are each trying desperately to differentiate themselves from the other. In addition, both have substantial demerits, which have to be brushed-over during the campaign.

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-08-26). Advocates Call on Congress to #SealTheDeal for Care, Climate, and Justice. counterpunch.org With members of Congress back home for the summer recess, hundreds of activists took to the streets in communities across the country for a #SealTheDeal day of action. Their demand? That Congress fights for every dollar in the $3.5 trillion recovery package and protects investments in climate solutions, care, jobs, and justice. Disheartened by the

| Namemark Thomas Hernandez, S. J. Archuleta Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder (2021-08-26). COVID-19 has spurred investments in air filtration for K-12 schools — but these technologies aren't an instant fix. Mark Thomas Hernandez, S. J. Archuleta Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-26). Coal miners abducted and killed in Balochistan's Marwar. peoplesdispatch.org On Tuesday, August 24, three coal miners were found dead in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. This was after unidentified gunmen barged inside the Marwar coalfield area on Monday and abducted the workers, subsequently killing them. Some media reports mentioned a fourth victim as well. | The three deceased miners were identified as Hidayat-ur-Rehman, Abdul Wakeel and Gul Hakim. They worked for private coal companies, National Coal Company and Dinar Coal Mines. | Officials in Hanna police station and Civil Hospital confirmed that the coal miners died on the spot after suffering multiple bullet injuries. Two of…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-26). What's causing wildfires around the world? peoplesdispatch.org If the world fails to take immediate action to cut down emissions by the year 2100, the global temperature would be 3 to 5 degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial phase, with catastrophic consequences for earth and its residents.

WSWS (2021-08-26). Socialist and antifascist books mutilated in a Berlin library. wsws.org Right-wing extremists are believed to be responsible for the attack.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-26). Permanent Assembly of Human Rights of Bolivia alerts to a possible escape of Jeanine àÅñez. peoplesdispatch.org The Permanent Assembly of Human Rights of Bolivia (APDHB) denounced that former de-facto Jeanine àÅñez's possible escape is being organized by main opposition leaders in complicity with some embassies in the country…

| Namerenee Irvin, Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management, University of Oregon (2021-08-26). What's a major donor? A fundraising expert explains. Renee Irvin, Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management, University of Oregon

WSWS (2021-08-26). Olymel threatens to axe 500 jobs at Quebec plant after striking meatpackers reject sellout contract. wsws.org In the face of a corporate media intimidation campaign, the 1,100 striking workers at Olymel's hog slaughtering and processing plant in Vallée-Jonction, Quebec, rejected a sellout agreement endorsed by their union.

Tamara Nassar (2021-08-26). As Israel shoots protesters, Egypt helps tighten Gaza noose. electronicintifada.net Qatar yields to Israel's demands on money transfers.

| Nameximena Garcia-rada, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Texas A&m University (2021-08-26). Why people feel guilty about using effort-saving products when taking care of loved ones. Ximena Garcia-Rada, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Texas A&M University

Anna Majavu (2021-08-26). Community at the heart of hunger struggle in South Africa. peoplesdispatch.org Communal gardens and farming enterprises are the beginning of sustainable food sovereignty in South Africa, but a basic income grant is essential to address hunger in the shorter term.

WSWS (2021-08-26). IYSSE again wins seats in the student parliament at Berlin's Humboldt University. wsws.org Running on the basis of a socialist programme, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) group at Humboldt University has won two seats in the student parliament.

_____ (2021-08-26). Fairy Creek Protesters Rally Outside Justin Trudeau's Hotel. popularresistance.org When Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau touched down in the Vancouver area on Tuesday as part of his election campaign, a group of protesters against old-growth logging in the Fairy Creek watershed were waiting to greet him at his downtown hotel. | A mix of Liberal supporters and protesters, numbering about 150 people in total, stood outside the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel where the leader was expected to spend the night. | Many of the protesters carried drums and chanted "Justin Trudeau commits genocide; the Liberal Party commits genocide," as Vancouver Centre Liberal incumbent Dr. Hedy Fry watched in silence. | The Libe…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-26). Mexican state of Yucatán legalizes equal marriage. peoplesdispatch.org Yucatán becomes the third state, after Sinaloa and Baja California in June, to decriminalize same-sex marriage this year and the twenty-second state to recognize the rights of gender diverse people in Mexico…

WSWS (2021-08-26). India: Motherson autoworkers outraged by Maoist-led union's shutting down of 11-day strike. wsws.org When workers returned to the plant, they were furious to see that the demands the LTUC leadership claimed had been "agreed" were not fulfilled by management.

Fight Back (2021-08-26). AFSCME members at Hennepin County demand COVID money be used to support workers. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – In Minneapolis and surrounding Hennepin County, AFSCME members are demanding that the county commissioners use some of the $246 million they county received from the American Rescue Plan to go to hazard pay for frontline workers as well as compensation in the form of stipends for remote employees for things like internet and cooling bills, to cover the increases in those utilities caused by working from home. Last year Hennepin County received $224 million in relief funds while offering nothing in the form of hazard pay at the same time as grocery store workers saw a $3 per hour increase. | Just…

WSWS (2021-08-26). No more child infections! We must eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is the only party running in the California gubernatorial elections on the basis of a program to eliminate and eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic.

J.D. Rucker (2021-08-26). 'Ultra-Vaxxed' Israel Sees Huge Surge in COVID as 'Experts' Avoid the Only Logical Conclusion. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-26). Venezuela Is The Fifth Country With Most 'Sanctions' In The World. popularresistance.org Venezuela has submitted to the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) a new report containing evidence on the damage caused by the illegal sanctions—the unilateral coercive measures imposed by authorities of the United States and the European Union. The report also provides evidence on how the United States government and the European Union have intentionally issued them in order to make the Venezuelan people suffer painful situations, to create conditions for overthrowing the constitutionally elected government of President Maduro. This was announced by the Executive Vice President o…

Staff (2021-08-26). Venezuelan Authorities Deployed to Attend to People Affected by Flooding. orinocotribune.com Authorities of the Venezuelan government have been deployed all over the country to attend to the people who have been affected by the heavy rains that have occurred in the last two days. | On Tuesday, August 24, during a phone call with President Nicolás Maduro, the Protector of Mérida state, Jehyson Guzmán, reported that personnel are deployed in the seven municipalities most affected by the rains. | Guzmán explained that at least 804 houses have been affected by the mudslide in the mountainous state; 70 houses were washed away due to the overflowing of a river; another 60 houses suffered severe structural dama…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-08-26). Elections in Somalia hit another roadblock. peoplesdispatch.org The opposition presidential candidates have rejected the new framework weakening the authority of clans and empowering the heads of state governments to determine candidates who will elect MPs to the lower house…

WSWS (2021-08-26). Texas House makes quorum as Democrats return, allowing Republicans to move toward passage of anti-voting rights bill. wsws.org The end of the Texas Democrats' quorum break and imminent passage of the anti-democratic voting measures underscore the fraudulent character of the Democratic Party's "defense" of voting rights.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-08-26). Announcing the George Floyd Uprising Reader. itsgoingdown.org Announcing a collection of texts from the George Floyd rebellion across the so-called United States. A group of anarchists and autonomists in the Bay Area/ occupied Ohlone land collected writings animated by the 2020 uprisings that ignited the so-called United States after the police murder of George Floyd. Now just over one year after George…

RobertAlvarez (2021-08-26). The Institute for Policy Studies' 45th Annual Sheridan Circle Ceremony in D.C. to Commemorate the Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt. ips-dc.org 2021 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awardees Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC) and the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) will be in attendance.

| Namejohn Holden, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, Oklahoma State University (2021-08-26). Do star athletes who want to play for the NBA really need college? What LaMelo Ball got right — and wrong — about why they don't. John Holden, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, Oklahoma State University

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-26). Amnesty International urges US to withhold $300 million military aid to Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org Amnesty cited Egypt's continuously declining human rights situation and systematic abuses against citizens, which fail to meet the human rights conditions set by the US Congress for countries to be eligible for receiving US military aid…

Thom Hartmann (2021-08-26). Medicare-For-All Will Stop Political Bosses from Playing Games with Deadly Diseases. counterpunch.org It has to be a scurrilous lie. Seriously: nobody is that evil. Although it is the sort of thing that we've come to expect because our unique-in-the-world, for-profit health insurance system leaves Americans financially vulnerable to sickness but offers huge profits to companies and CEOs in the system. Some cynical people are suggesting that the

Staff (2021-08-26). Was 2021 Better or Worse for Venezuela? — Datanálisis Poll. orinocotribune.com According to a study carried out by the private polling company Datanálisis, notoriously unsympathetic to Chavismo, 50% of those consulted in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela believe that their living conditions in 2021 are better in comparison to previous years. | These results were stated by opposition commentator Luis Vicente León, director of the opinion analysis firm, during a radio interview. He also addressed issues related to the dialogue process taking place in Mexico, and the mega-elections scheduled by the National Electoral Council (CNE) for November 21. | According to León's statements, people su…

| Namematthew Woodruff, Instructor of Human Immunology, Emory University (2021-08-26). Pregnant or worried about infertility? Get vaccinated against COVID-19. Matthew Woodruff, Instructor of Human Immunology, Emory University

| Nameeva Gillis-buck, Resident Physician, University of California, San Francisco (2021-08-26). Specialized cells maintain healthy pregnancy by teaching the mother's immune system not to attack developing fetus. Eva Gillis-Buck, Resident Physician, University of California, San Francisco

WSWS (2021-08-26). UK: Unite suspends GXO driver's strike to recommend derisory pay offer. wsws.org The revised offer will do nothing to redress the major loss in wages suffered by GXO drivers during the pandemic, with no pay increase in 2020 and an estimated £8,000 to £10,000 lost through furlough payments and lack of overtime.

| Nameselin Malkoc, Associate Professor of Marketing, the Ohio State University (2021-08-26). I studied people who think leisure is a waste of time — here's what I found. Selin Malkoc, Associate Professor of Marketing, The Ohio State University

| Namesohel Rana, Phd Student, Indiana University (2021-08-26). Taliban's religious ideology — Deobandi Islam — has roots in colonial India. Sohel Rana, PhD Student, Indiana University

Staff (2021-08-26). Alex Saab Breaks Silence on his Kidnapping — Venezuela Will Win. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, August 25, defense lawyers of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab shared a series of notes sent by the ambassador who was abducted in Cape Verde more than a year ago, and who continues to wait, alongside international observers, for the decision of the Cape Verdean Constitutional Court to confirm his immediate release, expected any moment. | The Venezuelan diplomat noted the pressure exerted by the United States government on Cape Verde and the violations of his human rights, diplomatic immunity, and of international law. In addition, Saab mentions the series of constitutional irregularities require…

| Nameali A. Olomi, Assistant Professor of History, Penn State (2021-08-26). The history of the Taliban is crucial in understanding their success now — and also what might happen next. Ali A. Olomi, Assistant Professor of History, Penn State

| Namejohn A. Tures, Professor of Political Science, Lagrange College (2021-08-26). Presidents declare more disasters during reelection years — and the decisions come faster. John A. Tures, Professor of Political Science, LaGrange College

Editor2 (2021-08-26). APDHB: Añez Escape Attempt Underway. orinocotribune.com The escape of Bolivia's ex-dictator, Jeanine Añez, is being organized by the main 2019 coup leaders along with the Pro Santa Cruz Civic Committee, all "under the complicity of some embassies of the country", according to the Executive Committee of the Permanent Assembly of Human Rights of Bolivia (APDHB). | A statement released by the APDHB, and signed by the organization's Vice President, Edgar Salazar Limachi, states that right-wing activist Amparo Carvajal has been coordinating the possible escape. | "500 years ago in the colonial period they abused us, also in the republic they abused and humiliated us." | "N…

| Namesteven D. Miller, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University (2021-08-26). Scientists are using new satellite tech to find glow-in-the-dark milky seas of maritime lore. Steven D. Miller, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

Lauren Lindsey (2021-08-26). COVID-19 is Harder for People with Autism. progressive.org We can use the pandemic to reflect on the ways that we mistreat neurodivergent humans.

Richard Rhames (2021-08-26). Ruralist Lament: More Fire, Less Ice. counterpunch.org "It's just guaranteed to get worse…..Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide." — Linda Means, co-author IPCC report What if an existential crisis came knocking and nobody cared? August 9th the local daily reported (inside the paper, but above the fold) that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had issued its most recent and most

WSWS (2021-08-26). Ukraine holds "Crimean Platform" summit. wsws.org Moscow denounced the provocative summit, which was attended by representatives from all 30 NATO members, as an "anti-Russian event."

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-26). A Scheme of Legitimation: South Africa's Revisionism. libya360.wordpress.com Thand'Olwethu Dlanga South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) government is exhibiting the past in the present by forging narratives, images, metaphors and symbols to create a specific perspective. The purpose of that perspective is to make sense of the past in ways that render their actions in the present more plausible. They sanction struggle…

Fluoride Free Peel (2021-08-26). Freedom of Information Requests: Health/ Science Institutions Worldwide "Have No Record" of SARS-COV-2 Isolation/Purification. globalresearch.ca

| Namekerry Rippy, Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2021-08-26). These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity. Kerry Rippy, Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Jennifer Schwartz (2021-08-26). Federal Court Signals Hope for the Climate Threatened Joshua Tree. counterpunch.org When the very icons and namesakes that define America's national parks can no longer survive, we have a problem that should alarm everyone After gearing up for the culmination of WildEarth Guardians' nearly two-year long court battle to secure federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the imperiled Joshua tree—an August 2 hearing before Judge Otis D.

Ana Santoyo, Robert Penner (2021-08-26). Colectivo Coffee workers win fight to become largest cafe union in US. liberationnews.org Colectivo coffee workers had been struggling for the unionization of 21 cafes, production and bakery locations before the pandemic began.

Moderator (2021-08-26). A Hell of America's Own Making. scheerpost.com [ "All Hell Breaking Loose" by Michael Klare. Buy your copy "All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change" by Michael Klare | Reviewed by H Patricia Hynes | Encasing the Earth with its empire of military bases, weapons, personnel, and pollution, the U.S. military is the single largest institutional contributor to the climate crisis, using an estimated 5% of all…

| Namemichael Kurtz, Associate Professor of Economics, Lycoming College (2021-08-26). Students from struggling economic backgrounds sent home with food for the weekend have improved test scores, study finds. Michael Kurtz, Associate Professor of Economics, Lycoming College

Editor (2021-08-26). Venezuela's gangs have been turned into armed capitalist enterprises (Part I). mronline.org Criminologist Andrés Antillano looks at the causes of the transformation of Venezuela's gangs.

| Nameelena Delavega, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Memphis (2021-08-26). Safety net policies are helping reduce the number of Americans below the poverty line — but that's not the whole story. Elena Delavega, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Memphis

_____ (2021-08-26). Gentrification And The End Of Black Communities. popularresistance.org Brooklyn, New York is the epicenter of gentrification, the displacement of Black people from cities in this country. Recently released census data shows that neighborhoods like Bedford-Stuyvesant , which was nearly all Black for decades, no longer has a Black majority. Bedford-Stuyvesant's white population rose by 30,000 from 2010 to 2020 while its Black population decreased by 22,000. | The devastation has been wrought by finance capital, which has once again upended life for Black people. Money was taken out of the cities in the 1950s and 1960s, creating what was known as "white flight" to the suburbs. Now the…

WSWS (2021-08-26). Spain proceeds with school reopenings despite high infection rates. wsws.org The decision to fully reopen schools poses immense dangers to children, educators and parents and will lead to a predictable surge in infections and deaths.

Staff (2021-08-26). Venezuelan Authorities Fight Corruption while Reuters Whitewashes the Embezzlers (PDVSA vs. Supraquimic). orinocotribune.com The large media corporations that threaten honest reporting on Venezuela continue their efforts to misrepresent reality. In the newest case, a report by the Reuters news agency titled " The article refers to the case of a swap agreement signed between PDVSA and a company named Supraquim…

David Cronin (2021-08-26). Europe sheds crocodile tears over PA brutality. electronicintifada.net Diplomats dodge how their own governments are enabling police violence.

teleSUR (2021-08-26). Colombians Resume Protests Against President Duque. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Colombian citizens took to the streets to protest against President Ivan Duque and support ten bills related to the fight against social inequalities which were presented to Congress on July 20. | RELATED: | "The Duque administration remains indifferent to the murders of social leaders and former guerrilla fighters who signed the 2016 peace agreement. So far this year, 135 human rights defenders have been assassinated," NSC…

_____ (2021-08-26). High Rise Window Cleaners Enter Second Week Of Strike. popularresistance.org In Minnesota, a strike by unionized high rise window cleaners at two companies has entered its second week‚Äâ—‚Äâan example of the tensions growing across the country as workers seek to collect on promises that employers made to them before the pandemic. | Around 40 cleaners are on strike, representing about half of the city's entire work force in the specialized industry. They are members of SEIU Local 26, a vocal and politically active union with 8,000 members in the Twin Cities. Though the window cleaners are few in number, they have been able to generate outsized attent…

| Namebrent Evans, Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Higher Education, Vanderbilt University (2021-08-26). Can student loans be cleared through bankruptcy? 4 questions answered. Brent Evans, Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Higher Education, Vanderbilt University

Editor (2021-08-26). 'Inflamed' shows how an unjust world is making us sick. mronline.org A new book from UT Austin research professor Raj Patel and UC San Francisco physician Rupa Marya argues that our bodies, our society, and our planet are inflamed.

| Namepaul Wachtel, Emeritus Professor of Economics, New York University (2021-08-26). Racial income and wealth gaps are huge — but the Fed doesn't have the right tools to fix them. Paul Wachtel, Emeritus Professor of Economics, New York University

WSWS (2021-08-26). As contract battle heats up, Dana workers describe working through the COVID pandemic. wsws.org Dana workers are battling poverty wages, sweatshop conditions and the sacrifice of their health and lives for corporate profit during the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-08-26). Unvaccinated people over 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles. ecns.cn The hospitalization rate among unvaccinated people was more than 29 times the rate of fully vaccinated people in Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, health authorities said Wednesday.

WSWS (2021-08-26). US fails to provide evidence for COVID-19 "lab leak" claims. wsws.org A new report by the US intelligence agencies has failed to produce a shred of evidence to substantiate claims by the White House and major US media outlets that a lab leak is a "plausible" scenario.

Editor (2021-08-26). The Laura Flanders Show: An Indigenous roadmap for a just transition. mronline.org Weekly in-depth interviews with forward-thinking people in the worlds of arts, entrepreneurship and politics with Laura Flanders.

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-08-26). Video: Dr. Mike Yeadon Talks About COVID Lies with Dr. Reiner Fuellmich. globalresearch.ca

Prof. Karl Grossman (2021-08-26). 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. globalresearch.ca

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-26). Marikana: The Struggle for Breath and Dignity. libya360.wordpress.com Bonile Bam 31 July 2021: Former mine employee Bongani Mpofu says life in Marikana is hard for its impoverished residents. (Photographs by Bonile Bam) The Marikana area in North West province may be rich in platinum group metals, but the profits from mining them do not benefit residents, who have little hope of improving their…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-26). Algeria announces end to diplomatic relations with Morocco. peoplesdispatch.org The decision comes amid escalating tensions over many issues between the two countries, including Western Sahara, Morocco's relations and support for Israel, and Morocco's alleged backing of Algerian separatist groups…

WSWS (2021-08-26). Sydney hospitals in crisis as Australian governments push for an end to lockdowns. wsws.org As hospitals turn away patients because they are nearing capacity, the state and federal government are pressing ahead with a "reopening" of the economy that will result in a massive increase in death and illness.

Chris Wright (2021-08-26). Eleven Theses on Socialist Revolution. dissidentvoice.org How should we think about "socialist revolution" in the twenty-first century? I put the term in scare-quotes because it can be hard to believe anymore that a socialist, or economically democratic, civilization is even possible—much less inevitable, as Marx and Engels seem to have believed. Far from being on the verge of achieving something like …

| Namepatricia A. O'brien, Visiting Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs, Australian National University,, Adjunct Professor, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University (2021-08-26). ANZUS at 70: Together for decades, US, Australia, New Zealand now face different challenges from China. Patricia A. O'Brien, Visiting Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs, Australian National University, and Adjunct Professor, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University

WSWS (2021-08-26). UAW keeps workers in the dark as contract negotiations with Deere enter second week. wsws.org The UAW has not published anything on its website or Facebook page about its ongoing talks with Deere & Co. over a new labor agreement covering 10,000 workers employed by the farm and construction equipment maker.

Colin Todhunter (2021-08-26). Video: The Truth About the GMO Situation in India and How it Destroys the Family Farm. globalresearch.ca

| Namecharles Bell, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences, Illinois State University (2021-08-26). Black parents say their children are being suspended for petty reasons that force them to take off from work and sometimes lose their jobs. Charles Bell, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences, Illinois State University

Editor (2021-08-26). The World must pay attention to the violence against Muslims in India. mronline.org From Ajmer to Indore, recent incidents show that the continuing hate-mongering by right-wing forces is having a direct impact.

Staff (2021-08-26). Venezuela is the Fifth Country with Most 'Sanctions' in the World — New Report Sent to International Criminal Court. orinocotribune.com Venezuela has submitted to the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) a new report containing evidence on the damage caused by the illegal sanctions—the unilateral coercive measures imposed by authorities of the United States and the European Union. The report also provides evidence on how the United States government and the European Union have intentionally issued them in order to make the Venezuelan people suffer painful situations, to create conditions for overthrowing the constitutionally elected government of President Maduro. This was announced by the Executive Vice President o…

SAM (2021-08-26). Our 'Trillion-Dollar Seven': Can We Summon the Courage to Tax Them? inequality.org

WSWS (2021-08-26). Australian Labor Party backs bills to de-register most political parties. wsws.org As a result of Labor's complicity, the bills could be rammed through both the House of Representatives and the Senate within days.

teleSUR (2021-08-26). California Secures Disaster Declaration as Wildfires Spread. telesurenglish.net As massive destructive wildfires continue to spread across regions in Northern California, the western U.S. state has secured a major disaster declaration from President Joe Biden. | RELATED: | "California is grateful for President Biden's swift approval of our request and the ongoing work of our heroic firefighters and emergency responders to protect communities across Northern California," said California Governor Gavin Newsom, no…

Staff (2021-08-26). Venezuela is Fifth-Most 'Sanctioned' Country in the World — New Report Sent to International Criminal Court. orinocotribune.com Venezuela has submitted to the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) a new report containing evidence on the damage caused by the illegal sanctions—the unilateral coercive measures imposed by authorities of the United States and the European Union. The report also provides evidence on how the United States government and the European Union have intentionally issued them in order to make the Venezuelan people suffer painful situations, to create conditions for overthrowing the constitutionally elected government of President Maduro. This was announced by the Executive Vice President o…

_____ (2021-08-26). Corporate Media Politicize WHO Investigation To Vilify China. popularresistance.org FAIR (10/6/20, 6/28/21) has previously critiqued Western news media's credulous coverage of evidence-free "lab leak" speculations. One key factor in spreading suspicion that the coronavirus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) is media's early and ongoing politicization of the World Health Organization's investigation into the pandemic's origins. Much of this politicization weaponizes Orientalist tropes about China being especially, perhaps genetically, untrustworthy—the sort of people who would unleash Covid-19 on the world. | While no new evidence has emerged suggesting that the v…

Shawgi Tell (2021-08-26). "Green New Deal" Means More PPPs and More Economic and Social Destruction. dissidentvoice.org These days there is no shortage of hype surrounding the "Green New Deal" (GND). The "Green New Deal" has become a major buzz-phrase that has ensnared many along the way. Like so many top-down schemes, the GND is being promoted by many world leaders in unison. This alone should be worrisome. History shows that this …

Kelen McBreen (2021-08-26). Trust the Science? CDC Counts People Dying Within 14 Days of Jab as "Unvaccinated" globalresearch.ca

PopMob (2021-08-26). Portland's Politicians and Police Co-Sign Proud Boy's Violence & Show Their Uselessness. itsgoingdown.org Statement from PopMob on the recent antifascist mobilization in so-called Portland, Oregon against the Proud Boys and the response from the State and its police. This weekend Portland police opted to "stand back and stand by" during a confrontation between far right extremists and local antifascists. Many Portlanders expressed anger, shock, or confusion over the…

Dean Baker (2021-08-26). Denmark and the Case for Optimism on the Pandemic. counterpunch.org The explosion of coronavirus infections across the country, and especially in the low vaccination states in the South, is really bad news. While it appeared that the pandemic was coming under control and no longer posed a major health risk in early July, we are now seeing rates of infections of close to 150,000 a

WSWS (2021-08-26). Australia: 7,000 Toll truck drivers to strike over pay and conditions. wsws.org Thousands more workers at the country's other major logistics companies are also threatening industrial action.

WSWS (2021-08-26). University of Iowa will not require masks or vaccinations as students begin fall semester amid a surge of Delta variant. wsws.org As with many other universities, the University of Iowa has claimed the minimal measures it has put in place are sufficient and instead places the blame squarely on students in regards to the success or failure of the in-person semester.

| Namekatie Headrick Taylor, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences, Human Development, University of Washington (2021-08-26). Why students learn better when they move their bodies — instead of sitting still at their desks. Katie Headrick Taylor, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development, University of Washington

Binoy Kampmark (2021-08-26). Lingering Peculiarities: Slavery and Manumission in the Roman Empire. counterpunch.org The question does not bear asking, but in a global economy greased by what has been termed disposable people, the past's previous examples of the same may be a country worth visiting. The prod along for such a journey came with the discovery of yet another gem from the ruins of Pompeii. The news headlines

Peter Lee (2021-08-26). Birth of the Cruel: How Truckee Pioneered Modern Anti-China Hate. counterpunch.org formation of the Caucasian League, a violent, heavy-drinking secret society dedicated to driving Chinese out of the woodcutting business via a campaign of persuasion that looked a lot like intimidation and terror. In 1878 "somebody" set fire to a woodcutter's cabin on Trout Creek in Truckee and shot at the Chinese rushing out to escape and get water to fight the flames.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-08-26). The Dangers of Nuclear War: "Global Stability" Requires the Reintroduction of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), with Inclusion of China. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-08-26). Venezuela Welcomes Peru's Support to the Dialogue Process. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Felix Plasencia thanked Peru for its willingness to accompany the dialogue between the Government of President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition. | RELATED: | During his inauguration ceremony, Foreign Affairs Minister Oscar Maurtua said that Peru supports the dialogue process and offered to serve as an alternate venue for the meetings among the Venezuelan political sectors. | "W…

| Namexubin Zeng, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Director of the Climate Dynamics, Hydrometeorolgy Center, University of Arizona (2021-08-26). Is climate change to blame for extreme weather events? Attribution science says yes, for some — here's how it works. Xubin Zeng, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorolgy Center, University of Arizona

_____ (2021-08-26). Unsafe School Reopenings In US Fuel Surge Of COVID-19 Among Children. popularresistance.org The US reported 180,000 child COVID-19 cases in the week ending August 19, a 50 percent increase in just one week, according to the latest report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. There were 120,000 child cases the prior week, and less than 10,000 just two months ago. | Even worse, 24 children died of COVID-19 in the same period, twice the previous record set in the week ending August 5. | The reopening of schools, more than 60 percent of which have already resumed classes, has led to outbreaks in K-12 institutions throughout the country. | Metro Atlanta school districts have reported thousands of cases of…

_____ (2021-08-26). Hotels Don't Waste A Crisis. popularresistance.org Javier Gonzalez used to send money every two weeks to his 85- and 90-year-old parents in his home country. He had to stop because his employer, Boston Marriott Copley Place, terminated Gonzalez and 230 of his co-workers last September, after temporarily laying them off at the start of the pandemic. They made up more than half the hotel's workforce. | Gonzalez is one of 500,000 hotel workers in the U.S. and tens of thousands in Canada who have lost their jobs since Covid hit. Pre-pandemic, there were roughly 1.7 million hotel and motel workers in the United States and 156,000 in Canada. | Gonzalez worked as a lead…

WSWS (2021-08-26). Australian economy hit by rapid fall in iron ore price and Delta spread. wsws.org In March the Australian economy passed the level is had reached prior to the pandemic amid claims it had weathered the storm, but since then it has all been downhill.

Dean Baker (2021-08-26). Jerome Powell, the Fed and Regulation. cepr.net Most progressives who have been pressuring the Fed to be more supportive of full employment, and less concerned about inflation, would be very happy to see Powell reappointed as Fed chair. He has led the Fed in a complete reversal of its priorities. He shifted it away from its obsession with inflation, which often meant …

WSWS (2021-08-26). Mack Truck Workers Rank-and-File Committee issues statement of solidarity with Dana auto parts workers. wsws.org Dana workers must take their lessons from the United Auto Workers' and AFL-CIO's unbroken string of betrayals and continue to build up their own rank-and-file committee to unite their struggles with their sisters and brothers throughout the auto industry.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

Common Cause (2021-08-26). Wednesday 8/25: What Does New Census Data Mean for the For the People Act? indybay.org Online event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-26). Military Situation In Yemen On August 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 272 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On August 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On August 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Rahbah district | On August 25, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf district | On August 25, Saudi-led coalition warpla…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-08-26). "COVID Stupidity" of the Medical Establishment, Governments, and Corporate Executives. globalresearch.ca

Finbarr Toesland (2021-08-26). LGBTQ+ Venues Face an Uncertain Future. progressive.org The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the already sparse social spaces for LGBTQ+ folks.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-26). Imperial supports Russell Group and Open University platform for new students. imperial.ac.uk Jumpstart University is a free new resource hub for students starting university this autumn, launched by the Open University and the Russell Group.

WSWS (2021-08-26). Florida teacher with leukemia dies from COVID-19 after being forced to return to class. wsws.org Fifth grade math and science teacher Kelly Peterson—who was receiving treatment for leukemia and was advised not to receive the coronavirus vaccine—died from complications due to COVID-19 on August 23, nearly two weeks after she was forced to return to in-person classes in Polk County, Florida.

Revolution Books (2021-08-26). Friday 10/1: Film Showing: Nasrin. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Staff (2021-08-26). Sanders Says He Won't Let Centrists Shrink $3.5T Bill: "I Already Negotiated" truthout.org For a while this summer, it looked as though all was right among Democrats in Congress after an agreement was reached to support one thing: the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill,

Staff (2021-08-26). Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki Would Have Been 26 Today If Not for the US Drone War. truthout.org On a Friday night in southern Yemen in October 2011, 16-year-old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki was enjoying dinner with his 17-year-old cousin at an open-air restaurant. He was getting ready to say goodbye to him before heading back to his grandpa's house in Yemen's capital city of Sanaa. | Abdulrahman was an American, born in Denver, Colorado, 26 years ago today, August 26. He spent the first seven years of his life in the United States, doing what a lot of other U.S. kids do: watching "The Simpsons,"

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-26). 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/

Victor Noir (2021-08-26). Trump 2020 Sticker @ Berkeley Bowl. indybay.org Berkeley Bowl grocery tends to be a local point of miscegenation. All folx should feel welcome.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Science Saturday: How disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers published a comprehensive analysis of the gut virome in Gastroenterology, showing how disease, diet and genomics interact with the gut virome in irritable bowel syndrome. This common disorder affects the intestine and manifests as abdominal pain associated with constipation, diarrhea or both. The gut virome is one component of the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses). It includes viruses that specifically attack bacteria (bacteriophages/phages) or those affecting humans (eukaryotic viruses. e.g., norovirus). Hence the gut virome…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

WSWS (2021-08-26). As classrooms reopen in Britain: Covid cases pass 6.5 million mark, with deaths over 100 a day. wsws.org Schools across the UK are set to return, with scientists warning this will result in a surge in Covid cases and illness. Schools returned in Scotland last week, with evidence already emerging that they are fuelling a surge in cases.

Angela (2021-08-26). Saturday 8/28: Virtual screening of the documentary film "The Viewing Booth" indybay.org

Janet Johnson (2021-08-26). Protest Statewide Against CalEPA, DTSC. 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. Protest at the Cal EPA Building in Sacramento on August 30.

Human Rights Working Group UUSF (2021-08-26). Friday 8/27: Defend Voting Rights. indybay.org 1187 Franklin St. near the Corner of Franklin and Geary, San Francisco…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-26). Al Shabaab Militants Storm Military Base, Recapture Recently Liberated Town. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 24th, Al Shabaab fighters stormed a military base in the centre of Somalia and recaptured a town that the terrorists lost earlier. | Residents of Amara in the Galmudug region said the morning assault started with a suicide bomb attack which targeted government special force units, known as Danab and Darawish. | The Somali Army and Darawish forces responded with air strikes and "triumphed" over the attacking al Shabaab forces, killing "several" combatants, according…

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2021-08-26). Video: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Talks About COVID Vaccine Deaths. globalresearch.ca

Peter Koenig (2021-08-26). Las pociones venenosas de la vacuna de ARNm: øNegligencia médica o "genocidio en cámara lenta"? globalizacion.ca El British Medical Journal [BMJ] anuncia que la FDA está preparada para otorgar la aprobación total a la vacuna Pfizer sin discusión pública de los datos: | "Los defensores de la transparencia han criticado la decisión de la Administración de Drogas…

| Namevictor Coelho, Professor of Music, Boston University (2021-08-26). How Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts infused one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands with a little jazz. Victor Coelho, Professor of Music, Boston University

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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 (2021-08-26). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

teleSUR (2021-08-26). Iran's New Cabinet Designed to Confront COVID-19, US Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday gave votes of confidence to 18 out of 19 ministers proposed by President Ebrahim Raisi, as Iranians hope that the new ministers may successfully tackle the challenges facing the country. | RELATED: | The process of parliamentary discussion on the qualifications of the proposed Iranian cabinet members started on Saturday. "We know that the time for service is short and the pains and problems of…

| Namearik Burakovsky, Assistant Director, Russia, Eurasia Program, the Fletcher School of Law, Diplomacy, Tufts University (2021-08-26). Russia's COVID-19 response slowed by population reluctant to take domestic vaccine. Arik Burakovsky, Assistant Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

David Renton (2021-08-26). Deplatforming: The Risk of Success. zcomm.org Insofar as the left prioritizes deplatforming over other anti-fascist strategies, we contribute to a political culture that is polarized around values, rather than the debate we want to have about power and class…

Michael Steinberg (2021-08-26). Remembering Jack Hirschman. indybay.org The recent death of poet and activist Jack Hirschman as recalled by another writer and activist.

Mike Walter (2021-08-26). The Heat: COVID-19 surge in the United States. america.cgtn.com Hospitals in the South and Midwest of the United States are reportedly overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, and many of the sick are now children.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-26). Ukraine Needs Russian Gas Transit Until At Least 2034. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Kiev needs the transit of Russian gas until at least 2034, when the agreement with Gazprom expires, said Sergei Makogon, General Director of GTS Operator of Ukraine LLC."We have no guarantees that the contract will be renewed. Therefore, we are negotiating with the governments of the United States and Germany. <...> And we believe that the most significant guarantee is the renewal or continuation of the existing contract now, without waiting for 2025, for the next 15 years," he said on the…

Staff (2021-08-26). Ilhan Omar Urges Pardon for Daniel Hale, Who Leaked Air Force's Drone Program. truthout.org Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) is calling on President Joe Biden to pardon Daniel Hale, a former Air Force analyst who was sentenced to prison last month after pleading guilty to espionage. | In her letter, sent to the White House

teleSUR, JL (2021-08-26). Denuncian asesinato de líder social en Antioquia, Colombia. telesurtv.net Colombia registra 112 líderes sociales asesinados y 67 masacres durante el presente año.

_____ (2021-08-26). Wealthy Countries Weigh Boosters; Fewer Than 2% Of Africans Vaccinated. popularresistance.org The highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus is sweeping Africa in a deadly third wave of the pandemic. Over the last month, there has been an 80-percent increase in cases across the continent, with South Africa alone reporting more than 14,000 new cases in a single day. Despite the fact that fewer than 2 percent of Africans have been fully vaccinated, wealthy countries such as the United States are making plans for booster shots for their populations, continuing to hoard doses in a stunning show of vaccine imperialism and capitalist irrationality. | The current wave is Africa's deadliest so far, and is…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2021-08-26). Playing the capitalist game: heads they win, tails you lose. zcomm.org According to an Economic Policy Institute report, between 28 and 47 percent of U.S. private sector workers are subject to noncompete agreements…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-08-26). Saturday 9/25: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Origins of Wealth. indybay.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein (2021-08-26). Afganistán: Radiografía de un fracaso. globalizacion.ca La semana pasada analizábamos las repercusiones geopolíticas que podría tener la derrota de Estados Unidos y la OTAN en Afganistán. Por supuesto, es una situación en evolución que todavía no alcanza a mostrar su verdadera dimensión. De ahí que parece…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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….

WSWS (2021-08-26). Full FDA authorization of the Pfizer COVID vaccine: No panacea for the COVID catastrophe. wsws.org Mass vaccination is critical to the public health response to the pandemic, but it is only one component of a strategy that must center on the eradication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Angela (2021-08-26). Sunday 9/12: Virtual Cookbook Launch: "A Taste of Gaza" indybay.org

Jorge Alemán (2021-08-26). Ganar dinero con la muerte: La explotación contemporánea. globalizacion.ca Si durante un largo tiempo lo propio de la explotación moderna era extraer la plusvalía, haciendo del trabajo vivo fuerza de trabajo como mercancía que encubría el excedente, el mundo contemporáneo de las finanzas ahora obtiene su renta con la…

Carlos Hernández-Echevarría (2021-08-26). øPerjudica políticamente a Biden el desastre de Afganistán? globalizacion.ca La mayoría de los estadounidenses está de acuerdo con la retirada de las tropas, pero la imagen de organización y normalidad de Biden se ha resquebrajado por el caos de los últimos días. Por primera vez desde que es presidente,…

Renfrey Clarke (2021-08-26). Kevin Buzzacott: 'Time for Santos to get off its bike'. greenleft.org.au Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, an elder of the Triabunna people in the Lake Eyre region of far northern South Australia, is campaigning for Santos and other gas companies to be prevented from destroying country. Renfrey Clarke reports.

Staff (2021-08-26). Trump Attempt to Block Records Request by Jan 6 Committee Will Fail, Experts Say. truthout.org Former President Donald Trump responded to requests by the January 6 commission to various departments in the federal government for records of his communications by saying he would invoke his executive privilege to stop them from doing so. | January 6 commission chair

Joachim Bischoff (2021-08-26). Rescue Plan of the Biden Administration. indybay.org Thanks to the rescue plan, the US economy is expected to grow faster than at any time since 1984. The rest of the world will also benefit. Families with children will receive tax rebates. 70% of Americans are in favor of the plan.

Manuel Martin (2021-08-26). U.S. Should Force Pfizer to Share COVID Vaccine Technology with Africa. zcomm.org 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

| Namematt Motta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Oklahoma State University (2021-08-26). Unverified reports of vaccine side effects in VAERS aren't the smoking guns portrayed by right-wing media outlets — they can offer insight into vaccine hesitancy. Matt Motta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Oklahoma State University

Sunflower Alliance (2021-08-26). Monday 8/30: Statewide EJ protest against CalEPA, DTSC. indybay.org Cal EPA Building, 1001 I St., Sacramento 95814…

Staff (2021-08-26). 'Appalling': NY state adds 12,000 Covid-19 deaths to Cuomo's toll after ex-governor accused of concealing real number. rt.com New York's official death toll from Covid-19 has jumped by 12,000 to over 55,000 people in one day, with Governor Kathy Hochul saying that the public is entitled "to know the truth" her predecessor was accused of sugar-coating. | "The public deserves a clear, honest picture of what's happening. And that's whether it's good or bad, they need to know the truth. And that's how we restore confidence," Hochul said in an interview with RPN published Wednesday. In a thinly-veiled swipe at her predecessor, former Governor Andrew Cuomo, she said that her decision to bring the state's official Covid-19 death toll in acc…

David Giesen (2021-08-26). 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)…

Brenda Norrell (2021-08-26). O'odham Voice Against the Wall Releases New Report on Elbit Spy Towers. indybay.org O'odham Voice Against the Wall demands a halt to the destruction and surveillance underway by Israel's Elbit Systems on the Tohono O'odham Nation and an end to the militarization by the U.S. Border Patrol, in a new 81-page report released to the world today.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

Ralf Streck (2021-08-26). 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.

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-08-26). On the Verge of a Global Financial Meltdown? "Green Bankers" and the "Great Reset Task Force" globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). 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…

Peter Samol (2021-08-26). Corona containment versus capital utilization. indybay.org In the Corona crisis, it became obvious that our capitalist economic system is not suited to protect human life, insofar as this impedes its processes. There must finally be an end to eternal growth, the exploitation of nature and people and the shortage of time, an end to "more and more, faster and faster and further and further."

Long Haul Infoshop (2021-08-26). 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…

Joachim Hagopian (2021-08-26). FDA "Stamp of Approval" for Pfizer mRNA "Vaccine" globalresearch.ca

Jon Rappoport (2021-08-26). Did FDA Really Approve the Pfizer COVID Vaccine? Wait. What? globalresearch.ca

willet (2021-08-26). 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.

Chloe DS (2021-08-26). Socialist Alliance to field ticket for Victorian Senate. greenleft.org.au The Socialist Alliance will field two long-term activists for the Victorian Senate on People and Planet before Profit platform, reports Chloe DS.

_____ (2021-08-26). 'We're Staying': Line 3 Opponents Camp at Minnesota Capitol to Protest Oil Pipeline. commondreams.org

Captaindaretofly (2021-08-26). Several Anti-Covid-19 Vaccine Presidents Assassinated, Mainstream Media Silent, COVID-19 Jabs "Coincidentally" Rolled Out Just Days Later. globalresearch.ca

Silicon Valley PRIDE (2021-08-26). 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/

Anonymous007 (2021-08-26). Iran Two Months Away From Nuclear Bomb: Israel Defense Minister. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Tehran is two months away from nuclear weapons capacity, according to Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz."Iran is only two months away from acquiring the materials necessary for a nuclear weapon," Gantz told a gathering of 60 ambassadors in Tel Aviv. | Gantz said that the world needed an alternative to the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal, in case it fails entirely."We do not know if the Iranian regime will be willing to sign an agreement and come back to the negotiation table [md…

Pedro Brieger (2021-08-26). Los Talibán, tan lejos y tan cerca de América Latina. globalizacion.ca Afganistán está muy lejos de América Latina y es uno de los países de Asia Central que menos puntos de contacto tiene con nuestra región ya que ni siquiera hubo corrientes migratorias importantes como las hubo de Ucrania, Rusia, China…

| Nameabbie E. Goldberg, Professor of Psychology, Clark University (2021-08-26). 7 tips for LGBTQ parents to help schools fight stigma and ignorance. Abbie E. Goldberg, Professor of Psychology, Clark University

People's Park Historic Dist. Advocacy Group (2021-08-26). Friday 8/27: The Closing of People's Park? indybay.org Canessa Gallery | 708 Montgomery Street | San Francisco…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

WSWS (2021-08-26). US State Department admits few Americans remain to be evacuated from Afghanistan. wsws.org The statement from the State Department undermines one of the principal pillars of the media campaign for a more aggressive US military intervention at the Kabul airport.

Staff (2021-08-26). Headlines for August 26, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Begins Final Phase of Kabul Evacuations as Withdrawal Deadline Looms, U.S. Embassy Warns of ISIS Plot to Attack Kabul Airport, U.S. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Top 100,000 for First Time Since January, NY Gov. Hochul Promises "Clear, Honest Picture" of COVID-19 Toll After Cuomo Cover-Up of Deaths, Pan American Health Organization Blasts COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity, House Probe Seeks Documents from Trump's Inner Circle Regarding January 6 Attack, Pro-Trump Attorneys Face Possible Disbarment After Federal Judge's Scathing Ruling, Michigan Man Gets 6-Year Sentence for Plot to Kidnap Gov. Whitmer, Court Upholds Deat…

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