2021-08-28: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-08-28). Millions face loss of their homes in wake of US Supreme Court ruling overturning eviction moratorium. wsws.org According to data from a Census Bureau survey, 6 percent of renters nationwide—more than 3.5 million people—say they are unable to pay their full rent due to the pandemic and are "likely" or "very likely" to face eviction.

Staff (2021-08-28). Supreme Court Ruling Against Eviction Moratorium Could Facilitate Surge in COVID. truthout.org On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court overwhelmingly ruled against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) most recent extension of the national eviction moratorium passed on August 3. This ruling will leave potentially millions of working class renters without any protections against eviction, particularly in southern states without statewide moratoriums, where the delta variant is still surging. | Despite the potentially catastrophic nature of the decision, the ruling no…

Katy Ramsey Mason (2021-08-28). CDC eviction ban ended by Supreme Court: Four questions about its impact answered by a housing law expert. nationofchange.org The ruling, by a divided court, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority in continuing a moratorium on evictions after Congress failed to pass new legislation.

TASS (2021-08-28). US destroys last CIA base in Afghanistan beyond Kabul airport – report. tass.com The US forces destroyed operational documents, computer hard drives and other important equipment in order to prevent it from falling into the Taliban…

WSWS (2021-08-28). Death toll in Kabul airport terrorist attack rises to 170, as US military continues evacuations. wsws.org The extent to which Washington is dependent on coordinating and cooperating with the Taliban in the final stages of its withdrawal underscores the scale of the debacle suffered by US imperialism with the collapse of its puppet regime in Kabul.

Anand Naidoo (2021-08-28). The Heat: Latest on Kabul airport bombing + Huawei executive detained 1,000+ days in Canada. america.cgtn.com Fear and desperation in Afghanistan following this week's terror attack at the airport in Kabul. And after one-thousand days in Canadian custody, is a top Huawei executive any closer to being released?

Staff (2021-08-28). Civilians were allegedly shot & killed by US forces during Kabul airport bombing mayhem, eyewitnesses tell BBC. rt.com Some of the dozens of civilians reportedly killed in a suicide blast outside Kabul's airport may have been shot by US soldiers amid the chaos caused by the deadly explosion, according to the BBC. | Read more | | Eyewitnesses who survived Thursday's attack, which claimed at least 95 lives and left 150 people wounded, told the British public broadcaster that not everyone who died that day had been killed by the suicide bomber. | Mohammed, a taxi driver fr…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-28). US Forces Killed Afghan Civilians In 'Panic Shooting' Following Kabul Airport Suicide Attack (Videos). southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE: US soldiers from Grim Company of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walk down the street near an Afghan police checkpoint, 2014. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson) | US Forces reportedly killed scores of Afghan civilians in "panic shooting" following the Citing eyewitness and family members of some of the victims, BBC Pakistan journalist Secunder Kermani reported that a signi…

WSWS (2021-08-28). Germany's Left Party approves military mission in Afghanistan. wsws.org One month before the federal elections, the Left Party is swinging towards open support for imperialist military operations by the Bundeswehr (Armed Forces). The party is responding to the growing opposition to German militarism in light of the debacle in Afghanistan.

Moderator (2021-08-28). Can Hope Rise in Afghanistan? Lessons Learned From Vietnam Show It Can. scheerpost.com Vietnam in 1972. [Raymond Depardon / By Kien Pham | Watching the unfolding events in Kabul has been hard for this Vietnamese American. I was a 17-year-old Saigon boy i…

David Swanson (2021-08-28). Afghanistan: Five Success Stories. warisacrime.org Presented Friday, August 27, 2021, to the Northern Colorado Alliance for a Livable Future I want to begin with five success stories. The Peace Movement. The people who spent 20 years largely excluded from the corporate media, lobbying Congress Members well paid not to listen to them, marching and protesting and holding teach-ins, making art, …

Anonymous103 (2021-08-28). Pentagon Claims Two High-Profile ISIS Planners Killed In Drone Strike In Afghanistan, Refusing To Release Their Names. southfront.org In the early morning of August 28th, U.S. forces conducted a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan's province of Nangahar in…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-28). U.S. Vengeance: Drone Strike Killed ISIS-K Member In Afghanistan — Pentagon. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The U.S. military allegedly responded to the The retaliatory strike was carried out early Saturday morning in Afgha…

Sharmila Devi (2021-08-28). [World Report] Aid agencies reassess needs after Afghanistan takeover. thelancet.com Health and humanitarian organisations face uncertainty following the Taliban's takeover of the country. Sharmila Devi reports.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-28). Nuclear Deal, Afghanistan & U.S. Wolves: Khamenei's First Speech To New Iranian Government. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 28th, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had his first formal meeting with the incoming cabinet of President Ebrahim Raisi. One of his main calls to the new government was to "repair" the public's damaged trust in government. Speaking about the foreign policy, Khamenei also blamed the U.S. for "shameless behavior", describing U.S. Presidents as "predatory wolves". | Supreme Leader asked Raisi's cabinet not to waste time, to be aware of public perceptions and to uphold publi…

Labor Video Project (2021-08-28). 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…

World Affairs Council SF (2021-08-28). Wednesday 8/25: Supporting Local Aid to Afghanistan Virtual Town Hall. indybay.org Online town hall…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-28). The Taliban Now Better Equipped Than Ukrainian Army. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, said in his interview that more than 100 portable Javelin anti-tank missile systems were at the disposal of the Taliban that were captured following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. | The head of the Russian Defense Ministry made the comparison when answering the question if the Taliban is now better equipped than the Ukrainian Army."If <...> the U.S. delivered Javelin systems to Ukraine, I don't remember, a few dozen, or something like that, then there…

Staff (2021-08-28). Afghanistan: The Great Deception. truthout.org Witnessing young and middle-aged Afghans running toward a fleeing United States Air Force plane conjures up the notion that supposedly the Afghans don't want to bid farewell to their U.S. "friend." The perception this gives to many Americans watching this on television is one of pity and derision, a narrative repeated by policymakers and media personalities alike: We spent billions and lost thousands of servicepeople for a country that just "can't get it together." For Afghans, this should be an awakening from the notion that their "fri…

_____ (2021-08-28). Who's to Blame for Losing Afghanistan? strategic-culture.org Everything significant our government, the military, and the MSM told us about Afghanistan was a lie. They filled and refilled the bag with bullhockey and Americans bought it every time expecting candy canes. Keep that in mind when you decide who to listen to next time, because of course there will be a next time.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-28). As Biden Abandoned Afghan Allies, Retired US Special Ops Hatched "Operation Pineapple Express" — Rescuing Over 600 From Taliban Slaughter. southfront.org Originally published on ZeroHedge With the door closing on the Biden administration's botched evacuation in Afghanistan — thanks to their…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-08-28). Daraa Peace Plan Moves Terrorists to Turkish Occupied Syria. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous669 (2021-08-28). US-led Coalition, SDF To From New Arab Tribal Force In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image by: sdf-press.com | The US-led coalition and its proxy, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), are forming a new tribal force in northeastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on August 28. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the new force, which will be called "Liwa al-Faz'ah" [the Rescue Brigade], will be tasked with guarding northeastern Syria's border with Iraq from ISIS. Recently, the terrorist group's cells have been fairly active in the border area. | Liw…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-28). Mortar Attack Hit Pro-Government Town In Syria's Daraa, Killed Two Children (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On August 28 afternoon, two children were killed while their mother and three siblings were wounded when a mortar attack targeted their house in the pro-government town of Qarfa in the northern countryside of Syria's Daraa. | The deadly mortar attack was carried out by local former rebels in support of the remaining gunmen in Daraa al-Balad, the southern part of Daraa city. | A few hours earlier, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) 4th Division stepped up its strikes on Daraa al-Balad. The Syrian Arab News Ag…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-28). No Time For Rest: Russian Warplanes Continue To Strike Militant Positions In Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org 2712070 10/04/2015 Russian servicemen attach a Kh-25 high-precision missile to a Su-24 aircraft at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Dmitriy Vinogradov/RIA Novosti | On August 28, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out at least eight airstrikes on militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The Russian airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the towns of al-Bara, Almaouzrah and Ain La Rose. All three towns are a part of the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern countryside…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-28). Military Situation In Syria On August 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 27, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 28 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On August 27, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-Fatirah | On August 27, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Tal Rafaat | On August 27, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed f…

Allan Fisher (2021-08-28). Saturday 8/28: Free Palestine. indybay.org Corner of Water and Ocean Streets, Santa Cruz…

Staff (2021-08-28). More Labor Unions Are Answering the Call for Solidarity With Palestine. truthout.org This article was originally published at In May, Palestinian workers urgently appealed for international solidarity against a sharp escalation of Israeli violence. Their appeals have been met with an unprecedented response — even in the United States, where labor officialdom has long supported the world's last remaining apartheid regime. | This dramatic shift is reflected in statem…

Nino Pagliccia (2021-08-28). The International Community Must be on Alert to Defend Perú. orinocotribune.com By Nino Pagliccia — Aug 27, 2021 | We have sound and clear signals from Latin America that its people want progressive anti-imperialist governments that promote real democracy, sovereignty and well-being for all, and not only for a small minority of privileged oligarchs. They have realised that the US imposed capitalist-centred neoliberal model does not work. Peruvians have also joined recently in this left-wing movement, together with Mexicans, Argentinians, Cubans, Venezuelans, Bolivians, Nicaraguans, with the election of working class Pedro Castillo as president. If Washington was hoping to see a coup by…

WSWS (2021-08-28). The pandemic exposes the bankruptcy of European capitalism. wsws.org This report was delivered at the Socialist Equality Party (US) 2021 summer school, held August 1 through August 6, by Johannes Stern, the deputy editor of the German-language edition of the World Socialist Web Site.

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). China opposes politicizing the origins of COVID-19: New York Consulate General. ecns.cn China opposes politicizing efforts to uncover the origins of the coronavirus, the Chinese Consulate General in New York has said.

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). U.S. Intelligence Community: Instigator of tragedy. ecns.cn According to the White House, U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday received a classified report from the intelligence community about the origins of the novel coronavirus, but it might take a few days to declassify elements of the report for potential public release.

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). U.S. Florida judge rules school districts may issue mask mandates for students. ecns.cn A judge in the U.S. state of Florida ruled Friday that school districts in the state may issue mask mandates for students, dealing a blow to the effort by Governor Ron DeSantis and other officials to block such orders.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Oppose voter intimidation and ballot stuffing by the unions! Rank and file must have oversight over balloting at Dana! wsws.org The UAW and USW are trying to pass a five-year contract only days after they have released any information about what is in it. They are trying to pull a fast one on us because they know we would reject it overwhelmingly if we had time to study it.

Editor (2021-08-28). Nicaragua at a revolutionary crossroads and in imperialist crosshairs. mronline.org U.S. attack on Nicaragua targets its Black community.

Luis J. Rodriguez (2021-08-28). How to prevent crime without relying on police. nationofchange.org We must—going to the root again—deal fully with the front end of crime as a societal, and mostly preventable, malaise.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-28). Colombians Resume Protests against Duque's Far-Right Government. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch On August 26, thousands of Colombians took to the streets in main cities of the country in rejection of a new tax reform bill promoted by the far-right national government. Photo: Gustavo Torrijos Zuluaga/El Espectador This Thursday, as a part of a new national strike, thousands of Colombians took to the streets across…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-08-28). Commercial Flights Between US and Venezuela to Resume? (Illegal Sanctions). orinocotribune.com There have been many speculations on the possible renewal of certain bilateral relations between the United States and Venezuela; and now there have been some new statements. There is a probability of the reactivation of commercial flight routes for Venezuelan airlines to the United States, and the lifting of sanctions that prohibit US airlines from engaging in direct flights to Venezuela. | In March 2019, American Airlines had indefinitely suspended its flights to Venezuela due to prohibitions imposed by the US government and its unilateral coercive measures. | Donald Trump's administration also illegally sancti…

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). China urges Japan not to mislead the next generation. ecns.cn China firmly opposes Japan unveiling a defense white paper for children, and has lodged solemn representations with Japan, urging Japan not to mislead the next generation, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Friday.

Staff (2021-08-28). CNE: 21,159,000 Voters Registered for 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, August 27, the authorities of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) approved the definitive Electoral Registry (RE) in which 21,159,846 voters are authorized to vote in the regional and municipal elections on November 21, according to a statement by the electoral body. | According to the final updated numbers, the states with the largest electoral population are Zulia with 2,621,127 voters (12.39% of the total). Zulia is followed by Miranda, with 2,232,472 citizens, which is equivalent to 10.55% of the total, while the voters of the Capital district number 1,706,281, or 8.06% of the RE. | Vo…

Dongsheng News (2021-08-28). News on China | No. 65. dissidentvoice.org China begins reforms to more equitably redistribute wealth, as it promotes a "common prosperity": the sharing of cultural and material wealth in society.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Oxygen runs low and morgues overflow as Florida's death toll from COVID-19 continues to mount unabated. wsws.org As the pandemic continues to rage across the US, there has been a more than ten percent rise in new cases in the past week. Deaths are also up by a staggering 41 percent. Thursday's death toll reached 1,289 while the seven-day moving average has surpassed 1,000 for the first time since mid-March.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Orchestra musicians accept concessions, as Met Opera plans reopening in September. wsws.org The defense of classical music cannot be separated from the deepening of the economic and political crisis that has been triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Fight Back (2021-08-28). Minneapolis high rise window cleaners end strike after winning major gains. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On Thursday, August 26, window cleaners in Minneapolis reached a tentative agreement with their employers and ended their open-ended strike after ten days on the picket lines. | The window cleaners – who are part of a master-contract that includes three companies (Columbia Building Services, Final Touch Commercial Cleaning and Apex North) – won major improvements in their new contract after holding strong on the picket lines and organizing several large rallies and actions in the Minneapolis area over the course of the strike. | In the new contract deal, some of the wins include 12% wage increas…

_____ (2021-08-28). Iran Can Respond To America's 'Other Options'. popularresistance.org US President Joe Biden said the US can turn to "other options" should negotiations with Iran fail. A senior Iranian official responded, saying it's an illegal threat and that Tehran has the right to respond in kind. | The warning from Tehran was voiced on Saturday by the secretary the Supreme National Security Council, Admiral Ali Shamkhani, who tweeted it in Farsi, English, Hebrew, and Arabic. He noted the "emphasis on using 'Other Options' against Iran" expressed during a meeting between President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the White House on Friday. The signal was "an illegal threat to…

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). China condemns U.S. as warships transit Taiwan Straits. ecns.cn The Chinese military resolutely opposes and condemns the United States sailing a guided-missile destroyer and a coast guard cutter through the Taiwan Straits on Friday, the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement on Saturday morning.

Editor (2021-08-28). Xi's leftward shift to a socialist China is for real. mronline.org Purge of ally in power base Zhejiang Province sends shudders across country.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-28). Fear in Bolivia over potential escape of Jeanine àÅñez. peoplesdispatch.org àÅñez is responsible for the massacre of 37 people in Sacaba and Senkata and the persecution and torture of hundreds of other people was arrested in March this year.

Fight Back (2021-08-28). 33-year old man shot and killed by Milwaukee police. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the evening of August 26, a 33-year-old man was observed driving erratically going northbound near the Sherman Park neighborhood on Milwaukee's Northside. Milwaukee police responded to calls and immediately engaged in a high-speed chase. The car pursuit ended when the man crashed his vehicle and attempted to escape on foot. Officers continued after him, also on foot. | In a press conference after the shooting, a MPD spokesperson claimed that the victim was in possession of a gun. He did not specify whether the victim shot or even aimed the gun, but that he did not drop it when instructed to do…

Staff (2021-08-28). Venezuelans Will Elect 3,082 Regional and Municipal Representatives in 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com On November 21, the people of Venezuela will elect a total of 3,082 representational positions in the regional and municipal elections. | The principal rector of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tania D'Amelio, informed this via Twitter. She also posted a chart with the number of positions that voters will elect during the elections. | D'Amelio specified that 23 governors and 253 state legislators will be elected; of the legislators 152 will be elected through electoral lists, 93 by nominal vote, and there will be eight indigenous representatives. Moreover, 335 mayors and 2,471 councilors will be elected. Am…

Joe Emersberger (2021-08-28). The media myth of 'once prosperous' and democratic Venezuela before Chávez. mronline.org Economists typically use GDP per capita to assess how rich a country is. It is basically a measure of the average income per person. If journalists cared to be at all precise when they say that Venezuela had once been "rich," then that's a statistic they'd cite.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-28). Nabisco workers across US strike demanding fair contracts. peoplesdispatch.org Over 1,000 workers across 5 US states have walked off their jobs in Nabisco to demand a fair contract. Workers are protesting low wages and long shifts extending up to 12 to 16 hours.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Russia reports a daily record of 820 COVID deaths as schools are set to reopen. wsws.org While daily new infections are slowly declining, the country is still recording over 19,000 new cases a day, almost all of them driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.

Robert Hunziker (2021-08-28). Drought Clobbers the World. dissidentvoice.org According to SPEI Global Drought Monitor, no continent is spared the ravages of severe drought, except for Antarctica. This is happening at a global temperature of 1.2 ∞C above baseline, not 1.5 ∞C above baseline which climate scientists agree is locked in. This article explores the countrywide impact of 1.2 ∞C above baseline for the most vulnerable as …

WSWS (2021-08-28). UK government: 50,000 annual COVID-19 deaths are "acceptable" wsws.org Johnson, who has the social conscience of a Heinrich Himmler, put the acceptable cost of saving the life of a COVID-19 patient at £30,000. However, this proposed upper limit for treating a patient was then combined with a calculation of "how much each life lost costs the UK economy."

Bob Lord (2021-08-28). Our 'trillion-dollar seven': Can we summon the courage to tax them? nationofchange.org Our political leaders have been aware of the stepped-up basis loophole for decades, yet have done nothing.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-28). Brazil: On the Road to Dictatorship? libya360.wordpress.com Frei Betto The military has published 13 manifestos in favor of Bolsonaro in the last two weeks. Where there is smoke, there is fire, goes the popular saying. Most Brazilians and world public opinion know that Brazil is governed by a man of fascist convictions. Bolsonaro always praises the torturers of the military dictatorship implanted…

Liberation Staff, NYC (2021-08-28). PSL candidate says 'No!' to the North Brooklyn Pipeline. liberationnews.org Construction is underway for a 7-mile natural gas pipeline right through the heart of Brooklyn, NY. Started in 2017, National Grid's Metropolitan Natural Gas Reliability Project, (known locally as the North Brooklyn Pipeline) is meant to pump fracked natural gas under the streets of Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Brownsville and Williamsburg neighborhoods; ending at an expanded liquefied natural …

WSWS (2021-08-28). UMWA promotes NLRB diversion as Warrior meet continues strikebreaking. wsws.org Since 1,100 miners went on strike in April against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama, the United Mine Workers of America has done nothing to seriously oppose management's strikebreaking tactics outside of impotent appeals to the NLRB and Wall Street.

Kameron Hurt (2021-08-28). Los Angeles PSL holds month-long commemoration of Black August. liberationnews.org The legacy of police brutality, mass incarceration, and repression of the Black liberation movement in Los Angeles meant that addressing this history was a vital task of the branch.

Linda Kramer Jenning (2021-08-28). How young voters are fighting back against voter suppression. nationofchange.org "Young voters have so much power."

WSWS (2021-08-28). COVID-19 spreads rapidly among children in India. wsws.org The spread of the delta variant in India is sickening ever-larger numbers of adolescents and children who had been less affected in the previous wave of the pandemic.

Fight Back (2021-08-28). Minnesota: Thousands demand end to the Line 3 oil pipeline. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – Over 2000 people came to the Minnesota State Capitol building, Wednesday, August 25, occupying the capitol grounds in protest of the Line 3 oil pipeline. Over 40 people walked 256 miles from the headwaters of the Mississippi to the capitol building to demand that Governor Tim Walz stop the pipeline's construction. Over 200 people met the water protectors about a mile and a half away to march through the streets for the final stretch with them towards the capitol grounds. | Enbridge, a Canadian oil company, is aiming to finish construction of the pipeline by the end of the year. The Line 3 oil pipe…

Editor (2021-08-28). Under the influence of Lewontin: Volume Two. mronline.org Friends and colleagues of Dick Lewontin are sharing their stories and reflections.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Dana workers furious over union's drive to ram through sellout contract. wsws.org Dana workers are being kept in the dark as much as possible by the unions even as voting is set to begin on Sunday, but what has been released shows the contract contains massive concessions.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Minnesota wildfire burns through Superior National Forest. wsws.org The Greenwood fire doubled in size on Monday and is currently zero percent contained.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Lockdown continues amid New Zealand's Delta outbreak. wsws.org Scientists are continuing to urge Jacinda Ardern's government to adhere to a strict policy aimed at the elimination of COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). China slams U.S. accusations of obstructing international investigation into COVID-19 origins. ecns.cn China is firmly opposed to the report released by the U.S. intelligence community on COVID-19 origins tracing, which accused China of "obstructing international investigations" and "refusing to share information and blaming other countries," the Chinese Embassy in the United States said in a statement on Saturday.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Man sentenced to six years in prison for role in Michigan governor kidnap plot. wsws.org Ty Gerard Garbin received a sentence much shorter than recommended by federal guidelines.

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-08-28). Looking back at India-US nuclear deal. peoplesdispatch.org The India-US civil nuclear deal yielded not an iota of power in the twelve years since it was signed. It only served to reduce India to a subordinate ally of the US…

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-08-28). Chip wars or the crisis of late capitalism? mronline.org If the U.S. wants to be a world leader, it has to match China in investing in knowledge generation for future technology. Why then is the U.S. taking the sanctions route? Sanctions are simpler to implement; building a society that values knowledge is much more difficult. This is the crisis of late capitalism.

Newsclick (2021-08-28). Imperialism then and now: Wealth, unemployment and insufficient demand. peoplesdispatch.org Prabhat Patnaik reviews the connections between imperialism and capitalism through history to stress that by necessity of the accumulation of wealth, somewhere demand has to be suppressed to provide cheap inputs to 'the markets'. That colonialist relation is retained to the present, with changing subjects.

WSWS (2021-08-28). Northern Indiana nurse on lifting of mask mandates: "Children are like petri dishes—we can't take risks with children's lives" wsws.org Mary described the effects on her hospital of children going back to school: "We went from dismantling the COVID unit and only having a few positive cases to reopening COVID units."

Staff (2021-08-28). PSUV Ready to Enroll Candidates to Participate in Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is ready to register all the candidates of the Great Patriotic Pole who will participate in the regional elections scheduled for November 21, when "the revolutionary forces will achieve a considerable electoral victory," announced the president of the Electoral Commission of the red party, Diosdado Cabello, during a press conference offered this Friday August 27. | "Today, there are not only conditions for the November 21 elections, there is time for (the opposition) to prepare, and get ready, because on November 21 the revolutionary forces are going to beat them," s…

Staff (2021-08-28). Minister Arreaza: Venezuelan Working Class is Raising Production with Collective Criteria, Conscience and Dedication. orinocotribune.com On Friday, August 27, Venezuela's new Minister of Industries and National Production, Jorge Arreaza, commented that the Venezuelan working class has been raising production with collective criteria, with conscience and dedication. He made this remark after a meeting with the workers of the companies of the Venezuelan Corporation of Guayana (CVG), whom Arreaza met in order to assess and listen to their needs. | Via his Twitter account, @jaarreaza, Minister Arreaza asserted that the workers have raised national production with collective criteria, innovation and creativity. "A conscious, united, empowered working c…

Editor (2021-08-28). Venezuela's gangs have been turned into armed capitalist enterprises (Part II). mronline.org Criminologist Andrés Antillano examines a high-profile security operation to neutralize criminal activity in the Cota 905 district in July.

ecns.cn (2021-08-28). China firmly opposes U.S. intelligence community's COVID-19 origins tracing. ecns.cn China firmly opposes the report on COVID-19 origins by the U.S. intelligence community and has lodged stern representations to the U.S. side, Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu said on Saturday.

Kameron Hurt (2021-08-28). Los Angeles PSL holds month-long celebration of Black August. liberationnews.org The legacy of police brutality, mass incarceration, and repression of the Black liberation movement in Los Angeles meant that addressing this history was a vital task of the branch.

_____ (2021-08-28). Controversy Mounts Over The Use Of Gunshot Detection Sensors. popularresistance.org On a humid afternoon in late August, dozens of activists gathered at an intersection in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood to protest the Police Department's use of ShotSpotter, the gunshot detection system. Days before, news broke that the city had quietly extended its multimillion-dollar contract with the company, outraging residents and some councilmembers. | Alyx Goodwin, one of the event's organizers, pointed to a light pole bristling with what looked like microphones. They were acoustic sensors used by ShotSpotter to pick up the sound of gunfire and alert police. | "Once you see one, you start to notice them…

WSWS (2021-08-28). Unifor bows to court order backing De Havilland Aircraft scabbing operation at strike-bound Toronto plant. wsws.org The injunction prohibits strikers from "interfering with, blocking, obstructing, or delaying in any way whatsoever, the entry of vehicles" into De Havilland and Bombardier facilities at Downsview Airport.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-28). Military Situation In Yemen On August 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 261 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On August 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Sarwah district | On August 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Rabuaa area | On August 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf district | On August 28, clashes between Ansar Allah an…

Juliet Kiguli, Ramadhan Kirunda, Joyce Nabaliisa, Christine Kayemba Nalwadda (2021-08-28). [Comment] Inadequate evidence on stillbirths: rethinking public health. thelancet.com Rates of stillbirths are an indicator of the quality of care around pregnancy and birth. They are increasingly a matter of global health concern, falling within the remit of the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (maternal health), which aims to end preventable deaths of newborn babies and children younger than 5 years by 2030. However, stillbirths continue to be a particular challenge in most low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially in sub-Saharan Africa,1 where more than 0 ∑8 million deaths have been estimated to occur annually.

The Lancet (2021-08-28). [Editorial] Understanding long COVID: a modern medical challenge. thelancet.com As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the need to understand and respond to long COVID is increasingly pressing. Symptoms such as persistent fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog, and depression could debilitate many millions of people globally. Yet very little is known about the condition. The term "long COVID" is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after acute COVID-19. A NICE guideline, for example, includes both ongoing symptomatic COVID-19 (from 4 to 12 weeks) and post-COVID-19 syndrome (‚â•12 weeks), but there is no agreed upon definition.

Titlelet's Take the Profit Out of War (2021-08-28). Let's Take the Profit Out of War. commondreams.org Here's what you need to know about the past, present, and future of this harmful policy.

Makia Freeman (2021-08-28). COVID Vaccine "Side Effects": Blood Clotting, Magnetism, Fluorescent Arms and More. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-08-28). Su-24 Bomber Crashed In Russia (Videos). southfront.org

Angela (2021-08-28). Sunday 8/29: Virtual Book Event: "Where the Streets Had a Name" indybay.org

WSWS (2021-08-28). As Texas COVID-19 cases and deaths climb, governor forbids vaccine mandates. wsws.org Thousands of infections have broken out among students and staff in school districts statewide since the first week in August, while Governor Greg Abbott attempts to topple all obstacles to a full reopening.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

Staff (2021-08-28). 'Everybody has to buy a rifle, damn it!' Brazilian President Bolsonaro tells his supporters. rt.com Armed people will never be enslaved, Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, who is trailing in polls for the 2022 election, told a crowd of his supporters in the capital Brasilia, urging everyone to get a rifle as soon as possible. | Bolsonaro's ratings have crumbled amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen Brazil become one of the world's worst-affected countries with almost 21 million infections and more than 578,000 deaths. A recent poll by XP/Ipespe revealed that only 24% of those surveyed plan to vote for the 66-year-old when he runs for reelection next year, while his leftist opponent, former president Lu…

Lixue Huang, Qun Yao, Xiaoying Gu, Qiongya Wang, Lili Ren, Yeming Wang, Ping Hu, Li Guo, Min Liu, Jiuyang Xu, Xueyang Zhang, Yali Qu, Yanqing Fan, Xia Li, Caihong Li, Ting Yu, Jiaan Xia, Ming Wei, Li Chen, Yanping Li, Fan Xiao, Dan Liu, Jianwei Wang, Xianguang Wang, Bin Cao (2021-08-28). [Articles] 1-year outcomes in hospital survivors with COVID-19: a longitudinal cohort study. thelancet.com Most COVID-19 survivors had a good physical and functional recovery during 1-year follow-up, and had returned to their original work and life. The health status in our cohort of COVID-19 survivors at 12 months was still lower than that in the control population.

Joshua Odendaal, Siobhan Quenby (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] Making miscarriage matter — Authors' reply. thelancet.com The Correspondence in relation to our Lancet Series on miscarriage has raised several important points.

East Coast listener (2021-08-28). Earth burns and the capitalist world talks. indybay.org What price should our descendants pay if we don't move to an economic system that values life rather than only profits, a system that produces for human and community need instead of for the profit of the one percent?>

_____ (2021-08-28). Feeling Like a Maskless Sitting Duck in Florida. commondreams.org CEOs shouldn't have a financial stake in the murderous mass violence of modern warfare.

SUBABTB (2021-08-28). Tuesday 8/31: Shut Down All 800 US Bases & Withdraw All US Troops Abroad. indybay.org San Francisico Federal Buidling | 90 7th St. | San Francisco…

John Malkin (2021-08-28). Remove the California Mission Bells. indybay.org Interview with Valentin Lopez, chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, on removal of the third and final Spanish Catholic mission bell in Santa Cruz, California. The bell removal ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th at 1: 00 PM at Mission Plaza Park in Santa Cruz and will be live streamed at: video.ibm.com/channel/42n2syRmC9b

Krystle Chong, Wentao Li, Ian Roberts, Ben W Mol (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] Making miscarriage matter. thelancet.com Miscarriage, defined as the loss of a pregnancy before viability, affects more than 10% of women. Although the effect differs between women, it can have major physical and psychological effects. Providing effective personalised care is important. Reliable information on the effectiveness of interventions used to manage miscarriage is therefore essential.

_____ (2021-08-28). Big, Bold, and Visionary Government Can Work—If We Let It. commondreams.org

Rainer Shea (2021-08-28). Mercenaries in US Borders: A Sign of a Rapidly Declining Empire. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Aug 27, 2021 | More keeps getting revealed about the contractors from the mysterious mercenary company—or, as we've found out, companies—that have shown up in Minneapolis during this summer's Black Lives Matter protests. The most widely recognized of these companies, whose contractors have been reported to profile, inflict head trauma upon, grab, and surveil peaceful demonstrators, initially didn't have its name known to the public due to the contractors refusing to reveal what their employer is called. But as I've seen reported by one Minneapolis resident who has personal experi…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-08-28). Saturday 9/25: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Origins of Wealth. indybay.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

_____ (2021-08-28). Billionaires Need to Get on Board With More Taxes or Expect the Pitchforks. commondreams.org "Never in our lifetime has there been a piece of legislation which goes as far as this does to address the long-neglected needs of the working class and the middle class of this country."

Staff (2021-08-28). Parole board votes to release Robert F. Kennedy's assassin following his 16th parole hearing. rt.com A California parole board has voted to release Sirhan Sirhan — who killed US Senator Robert F. Kennedy — from prison after more than 50 years behind bars. The 77-year-old has said he shot the lawmaker over his support for Israel.

Pip Hinman (2021-08-28). Campaign secures release of last family from Darwin detention. greenleft.org.au After a heroic effort by the Darwin community, the last family of refugees was freed from unjust detention. But they are not stopping there. Pip Hinman reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

_____ (2021-08-28). Things to Know About the Revival of Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Policy. commondreams.org Though the Biden administration has carried forward some of Trump's worst policies, investing in infrastructure breaks with forty years of Reagan-style cuts to public services.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

Roger Harris (2021-08-28). Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab Fights Latest US Extradition Maneuvers. orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris — Aug 27, 2021 | Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab remains defiant after over 14 months under US-ordered arrest in the African archipelago country of Cabo Verde. A special envoy of the Venezuelan government, he is fighting extradition to the US for the "crime" of trying to procure humanitarian supplies of food, fuel, and medicine from Iran in violation of illegal US sanctions. To date, Saab's legal appeals for freedom have been either denied, rejected, or ignored as his extradition to the US is becoming increasingly imminent. | The legal case | Saab continues to fight this flagrant attempt of…

Dan Bacher (2021-08-28). California denies 42 new fracking permits, but approves 1,019 oil and gas permits. indybay.org "It's encouraging to see CalGEM denying more fracking permits, particularly as California weathers a devastating drought and wildfire season induced by climate change," said Food & Water Watch's California Director Alexandra Nagy. "This is progress. But make no mistake, it is not enough."

_____ (2021-08-28). Has the World Been Ignoring an Almost Decade-Long 'African Spring'? strategic-culture.org The announcement that Algerian President Bouteflika won't run for re-election but will instead postpone the upcoming vote until the conclusion of his recently decreed comprehensive constitutional reform process represented the eighth non-electoral regime change in Africa in as many years, making one wonder whether the world has been ignoring an almost decade-long "African Spring" or if something else entirely is going on across the continent.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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 (2021-08-28). 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…

Joachim Bischoff (2021-08-28). 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.

People's Park Historic Dist. Advocacy Group (2021-08-28). Friday 8/27: The Closing of People's Park? indybay.org Canessa Gallery | 708 Montgomery Street | San Francisco…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

Peter Samol (2021-08-28). 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."

Stephanie Midler (2021-08-28). Friday 9/3: Uhuru Furniture Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605…

Ming Tian, Zhonglin Zhang, Yufeng Yuan (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] When a young hepatobiliary surgeon faces his own liver lesions diagnosis. thelancet.com As a newly trained hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon, I (MT) am able to study my own disease. A low-density shadow was found in my liver during an orientation health check on my first day in clinic. This 5 cm by 5 cm shadow switched me from a surgeon to a patient. Admission was arranged by my new colleagues, and space-occupying lesions in the liver was diagnosed.

Staff (2021-08-28). Over 800 Water Protectors Have Been Arrested Since Line 3 Pipeline Was Approved. truthout.org This summer, the ocean burned, an ashy haze covered much of North America, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report confirming what we already know: Capitalism-induced climate crisis is here. Yet approvals for oil and gas drilling permits on U.S. public lands are

Ziv Gil, Salem Billan (2021-08-28). [Comment] Pembrolizumab—chemotherapy for advanced oesophageal cancer. thelancet.com Oesophageal carcinoma includes two histological subtypes: oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma and oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Each histological subtype has its own biological signature, with each having distinctive important molecular differences, and there are differences in cause and incidence between these two subtypes. Oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas share many genetic features with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, whereas adenocarcinomas contain molecular changes similar to those in stomach cancer.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

Root Division (2021-08-28). Thursday 10/21: Root Division Announces: 20th Annual Benefit Art Auction Virtual Event: Thursday, October. indybay.org 1131 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94103…

A Guest Author (2021-08-28). Behind the forced resignation of Peru's Foreign Minister Héctor Béjar. workers.org By Carlos Aznárez Source: Resumen Latinoamericano, Aug. 19, translated by Resumen English and edited by Workers World. 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 . . . |

Udani Samarasekera (2021-08-28). [Perspectives] Ana Mocumbi: cardiologist tracking NCDs of poverty. thelancet.com When Ana Mocumbi graduated with an MD from Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, Mozambique, in 1992, she could not train in cardiology, her specialty of choice. At the time, it was compulsory for medical graduates in the country to take up a rural post to address the scarcity of doctors and to pay back their years of initial training to the state. Mocumbi went to the Sofala province, which was badly affected by Mozambique's civil war, and worked as a general practitioner in its capital, Beira.

Global Research News (2021-08-28). Selected Articles: COVID Vaccination vs Freedom and Liberty. globalresearch.ca In this weekend selection, Global Research brings to you our top articles on mRNA experimental vaccines — and the harm they do to our body, the stifling of dissenting opinions and censorship of courageous medical specialists, and the ongoing "segregation" …

Sunflower Alliance (2021-08-28). Monday 8/30: Statewide EJ protest against CalEPA, DTSC. indybay.org Cal EPA Building, 1001 I St., Sacramento 95814…

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

Courtenay Sprague, Sara E Simon (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] Ending HIV in the USA: integrating social determinants of health. thelancet.com In the Lancet Series on HIV in the USA, Chris Beyrer and colleagues'1 call for action to end the US HIV epidemic is welcome. Yet the principal policy to fulfil this charge, Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US,2 remains predicated on treatment and prevention—an approach that has failed to end HIV in the USA, as elsewhere.3 In taking action, it is essential to stretch beyond a biomedical approach and to fully integrate social determinants of health into the response. Although biological factors contribute, much of HIV transmission is underpinned by social determinants of health, or the "circumstances in which p…

Edward Curtin (2021-08-28). The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and "The Polka-dot File" globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on July 14, 2021 | There is a vast literature on the CIA-directed assassination of President John Kennedy. Most Americans have long rejected the Warren Commission's findings and have accepted that there was a conspiracy. There …

Brenda Norrell (2021-08-28). 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.

Janet Johnson (2021-08-28). 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.

Anonymous669 (2021-08-28). Rocket Attack Hit US Supply Convoys Near Iraq's Border With Kuwait (Photos, Video). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on August 27, a rocket attack targeted convoys carrying logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition in southern Iraq near the border line with Kuwait. | At least four 107 mm rockets landed near the main highway between the Safwan border crossing and Safwan bridge, where several convoy were parked. According to the Sabereen News channel and other sources, the rocket attack resulted in a fire. The losses caused by the attack are yet to be revealed. | Following reports claiming that the at…

David Sirota (2021-08-28). YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Court Blocks Biden-Backed Oil Project. dailyposter.com Good things are happening! A federal judge just blocked a major fossil fuel project backed by Trump and Biden. Democrats have a plan to expand health care coverage in Republican states that rejected a Medicaid expansion. Canada has a major climate champion running for a big office. And Amazon is facing a worldwide revolt.All that and much more in this week's Weekend Reader, exclusively for paying subscribers below.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

willet (2021-08-28). 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.

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-28). BARBARiSM = REFUSAL TO ELIMINATE COVID—19, CREATES A FUTURE OF FEAR. indybay.org Eradication of Cobvid-18 can and has been achieved. We must demand Zero Covid to achieve a healthy future free from the pandemic.

Jong-Mu Sun, Lin Shen, Manish A Shah, Peter Enzinger, Antoine Adenis, Toshihiko Doi, Takashi Kojima, Jean-Philippe Metges, Zhigang Li, Sung-Bae Kim, Byoung Chul Cho, Wasat Mansoor, Shau-Hsuan Li, Patrapim Sunpaweravong, Maria Alsina Maqueda, Eray Goekkurt, Hiroki Hara, Luis Antunes, Christos Fountzilas, Akihito Tsuji, Victor Castro Oliden, Qi Liu, Sukrut Shah, Pooja Bhagia, Ken Kato, KEYNOTE-590 Investigators (2021-08-28). [Articles] Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for first-line treatment of advanced oesophageal cancer (KEYNOTE-590): a randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study. thelancet.com Compared with placebo plus chemotherapy, pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy improved overall survival in patients with previously untreated, advanced oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma and PD-L1 CPS of 10 or more, and overall survival and progression-free survival in patients with oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, PD-L1 CPS of 10 or more, and in all randomised patients regardless of histology, and had a manageable safety profile in the total as-treated population.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

Common Cause (2021-08-28). Wednesday 8/25: What Does New Census Data Mean for the For the People Act? indybay.org Online event…

Artouious Art Swenson (2021-08-28). Us to see 10% inflation and another possible Delta Covina lockdown. indybay.org Dr. Swenson forecasts 10% inflation as well as a 2021 market correction of 27%. He states a 79.4% chance of another late fall early winter Covid lockdown.

thelancet (2021-08-28). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Reich K, Teixeira HD, de Bruin-Weller M, et al. Safety and efficacy of upadacitinib in combination with topical corticosteroids in adolescents and adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD Up): results from a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet 2021; 397: 2169—81—In this Article, the key was incorrect in figure 4. In the Discussion, the first sentence of the second paragraph should have read "A higher proportion of patients given placebo in combination with topical corticosteroids in this study had a response than did patients given placebo in the Measure Up…

Sally L Hodder, Judith Feinberg, Steffanie A Strathdee, Steven Shoptaw, Frederick Altice, Louis Ortenzio, Chris Beyrer (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] HIV and overdoses: diversifying therapies for opioid use disorder — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Richard C Waters and colleagues for their interest and commentary on our Series paper.1 Although we agree it is important that new medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) emerge to combat the opioid epidemic, the major obstacles to an effective response in the USA remain the considerable structural barriers that limit programmatic adoption and scale up. Although initiatives have increased MOUD programmes in some areas of the USA, it is estimated that more than one million people with opioid use disorder do not receive MOUD.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

Geoff Watts (2021-08-28). [Obituary] Michael Newton Marsh. thelancet.com Gastroenterologist and authority on coeliac disease. He was born in Bristol, UK, on May 15, 1937, and died of prostate cancer in Shilton, UK, on July 12, 2021, aged 84 years.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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 (2021-08-28). 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…

Lucia Hug, Danzhen You, Hannah Blencowe, Anu Mishra, Zhengfan Wang, Miranda J Fix, Jon Wakefield, Allisyn C Moran, Victor Gaigbe-Togbe, Emi Suzuki, Dianna M Blau, Simon Cousens, Andreea Creanga, Trevor Croft, Kenneth Hill, K S Joseph, Salome Maswime, Elizabeth M McClure, Robert Pattinson, Jon Pedersen, Lucy K Smith, Jennifer Zeitlin, Leontine Alkema, UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, its Core Stillbirth Estimation Group (2021-08-28). [Articles] Global, regional, and national estimates and trends in stillbirths from 2000 to 2019: a systematic assessment. thelancet.com Progress in reducing the rate of stillbirths has been slow compared with decreases in the mortality rate of children younger than 5 years. Accelerated improvements are most needed in the regions and countries with high stillbirth rates, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Future prevention of stillbirths needs increased efforts to raise public awareness, improve data collection, assess progress, and understand public health priorities locally, all of which require investment.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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 (2021-08-28). 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…

A Guest Author (2021-08-28). Former Peruvian Foreign Minister Hector Béjar: 'This is the beginning of a soft coup' ‚àí Interview. workers.org By Sengo Perez Lima Published Aug. 20 in the Uruguayan newspaper, Brecha (brecha.com.uy). Translation by Michael Otto. Sengo Pérez: Did you expect to be offered the position of Chancellor, or did it take you by surprise? Héctor Bejár: No. For me, it was a surprise. SP: Who offered it to . . . |

Dan Bacher (2021-08-28). UC Davis Study Finds Dams Are Ineffective for Cold-Water Conservation for Salmon and Trout. indybay.org Ann Willis, the study's lead author, says the solution to creating cold water habitat to stop the extinction of salmon and trout populations is to remove dams and restructure water management in California.

_____ (2021-08-28). Sanders Pitches $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill to Thousands at Indiana Town Hall. commondreams.org The persistent opposition to masks and vaccines is "as if the population of London would argue with Churchill against taking shelter in the underground during Nazi air raids because it interfered with tea time. It's that incomprehensible."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

Richard C Waters, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Jesse Rawlins (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] HIV and overdoses: diversifying therapies for opioid use disorder. thelancet.com In the Series on HIV in the USA, Sally L Hodder and colleagues1 give appropriate attention to HIV prevention strategies that attend to the needs of people who inject drugs, including medications for opioid use disorder and harm-reduction programmes. Yet there is no mention that the USA has failed to expand options for medication therapies for opioid use disorder using an inclusive continuum of care framework, concordant with existing medical evidence and international practice.

Philip Ball (2021-08-28). [Perspectives] Life as we know it. thelancet.com "Asking biologists about what it means for something to be alive makes for an awkward conversation", says veteran science writer Carl Zimmer in Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive. "They'll demur, stammer, or offer a flimsy notion that crumbles under even a little scrutiny. It's just not something that most biologists give much thought to in their day-to-day work."

Staff (2021-08-28). China slams 'fabricated' US intelligence report on Covid-19 origins, says it's a matter for scientists, not spies. rt.com The US intelligence report on Covid-19 origins that didn't rule out the possibility of it coming from a laboratory has nothing to do with science and is aimed at "scapegoating" Beijing, the Chinese Embassy in Washington has said. | In May, US President Joe Biden gave the US intelligence community 90 days to figure out the source of the coronavirus after being left dissatisfied with the findings of the joint probe by China and the World Health Organization (EHO). The first cases of the Covid-19 outbreak were registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, and Washington had been long trying to pin the…

Angela (2021-08-28). Sunday 9/12: Virtual Cookbook Launch: "A Taste of Gaza" indybay.org

Chris Beyrer, Adaora A Adimora, Patrick S Sullivan, Errol Fields, Kenneth H Mayer (2021-08-28). [Correspondence] Ending HIV in the USA: integrating social determinants of health — Authors' reply. thelancet.com In their response to our call to action1 in the Lancet Series on HIV in the USA, Courtenay Sprague and Sara E Simon argue that biomedical solutions alone have failed, and will continue to fail, to control the HIV epidemic in the USA and that policy must include efforts to address the social determinants of health. We concur, and believe that the Series on HIV in the USA highlights these important concerns.2 Sprague and Simon note that the health disparities and structural barriers that have characterised the US health-care system since its inception, which we reviewed in the Series as correlates of HIV prevalence…

Revolution Books (2021-08-28). Friday 10/1: Film Showing: Nasrin. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Santa Cruz City Council Meeting (2021-08-28). Tuesday 8/31: Santa Cruz City Council Election District Boundaries Hearing. indybay.org Zoom Meeting ID: 946 8440 1344 | Click on Zoom link (no time delay): zoom.us/j/94684401344 | Online at http: //www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-council/council-meetings…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-28). 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…

Staff (2021-08-27). 25,000 Baltimore families face eviction after SCOTUS moratorium ruling. therealnews.com Baltimore housing advocates say they are "devastated" by the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) eviction moratorium. The reason for the decision, which was announced late Thursday and given by way of an unsigned, eight-page opinion, was that Congress must approve such a measure. | "There are 129,000 Maryland families behind on rent, 25,000 Baltimore City families behind on rent and facing eviction, usually through no fault of their own," Matt Hill, attorney for the Public Justice Center told The Real News. "It's going to force them to live in crowded…

Johanna Kichton (2021-08-27). People's Action Leads 200+ Orgs Calling on Congress to Protect Tenants After Dangerous SCOTUS Ruling. peoplesaction.org In New Letter, Massive Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Eviction Moratorium, Make Rental Assistance Accessible, and Hold Hearing on Evictions Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today sent a letter signed by more than 200 tenant organizations, direct service providers, and advocacy groups from across the country calling on Congress to protect tenants. …

Johanna Kichton (2021-08-27). People's Action on SCOTUS Scrapping Eviction Moratorium: Congress, Act Now to Save Lives. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Homes Guarantee Campaign Director Tara Raghuveer in response to the Supreme Court of the United States striking down President Biden's eviction moratorium: "Millions of poor and working class people, Black and brown people, women and families will wake up tomorrow at …

ecns.cn (2021-08-27). U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden administration's eviction moratorium. ecns.cn The U.S. Supreme Court in a ruling Thursday blocked the Joe Biden administration's eviction moratorium meant to create a buffer for households struggling to pay their rent amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

C.J. Atkins (2021-08-27). Right-wing Supreme Court throws out eviction moratorium. peoplesworld.org The 3.5 million people currently being kept in their homes thanks to the federal government's pandemic eviction moratorium may soon be out on the streets thanks to the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. The right-wing justices' ruling, issued late Thursday, blocks the Biden administration from enforcing the temporary moratorium extension imposed in early …

_____ (2021-08-27). 'Congress Must Act,' Says Cori Bush as Supreme Court Ends Eviction Moratorium. commondreams.org "We have a responsibility to make a home for the people whose lives have been upended by interventionist U.S. foreign policy."

_____ (2021-08-27). As a Refugee, I Urge the US to Open Its Arms to Those Fleeing Afghanistan. commondreams.org By striking down the CDC's eviction moratorium, said one critic, the Supreme Court "sided with rich corporate landlords that are itching to kick out vulnerable families."

Staff (2021-08-27). Cori Bush Urges Congress to Act as Supreme Court Ends Eviction Moratorium. truthout.org Millions of people across the U.S. are once again at imminent risk of losing their homes after the conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Biden administration's eviction moratorium, siding with a coalition of landlords and real estate companies that challenged the critical lifeline. | In an unsigned opinion, the 6-3 conservative majority

_____ (2021-08-27). 'Win for Common Sense': Judge Strikes Down DeSantis Ban on Mask Mandates. commondreams.org "Just wondering—are some of the Democrats who attempted to sink the Biden agenda this week part of the same group blocking legislation to extend the eviction moratorium?"

sputniknews (2021-08-27). US Supreme Court Lifts Federal Eviction Moratorium. sputniknews.com The eviction moratorium was imposed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent landlords from evicting those unable to pay rent as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged across the country.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-27). US Supreme Court Strikes Down Latest Eviction Ban, Placing 6.5 Million Households at Risk. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Flyers put during a Cancel The Rents campaign against evictions in Washington DC. (Photo: Zeb Habash/Twitter) The United States supreme court on Thursday, August 26, struck down the latest federal eviction moratorium put in place by the administration of president Joe Biden. In a 6-3 decision, the conservative supermajority in the supreme court…

Staff (2021-08-27). US Supreme Court sides with landlords as it blocks federal eviction moratorium, putting millions at risk of homelessness. rt.com The US Supreme Court has vacated a stay on a lower court's decision to end the latest federal eviction moratorium, arguing that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) far overstepped its authority by imposing it. | In a

_____ (2021-08-27). Cori Bush Demands to Know Where Fellow Dems Stand on Eviction Moratorium. commondreams.org "No matter their family income, it's unacceptable for any student to go hungry at school," said the Wisconsin Democratic Party.

Real Progressives (2021-08-27). CDC eviction ban ended by Supreme Court: 4 questions about its impact answered by a housing law expert. realprogressives.org The Supreme Court lifted the CDC's eviction ban. A housing law expert answers questions regarding this decision.

_____ (2021-08-27). Supreme Court Allows Evictions To Resume During Pandemic. popularresistance.org Washington — The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. | The court's action late Thursday ends protections for roughly 3.5 million people in the United States who said they faced eviction in the next two months, according to Census Bureau data from early August. | The court said in an unsigned opinion that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reimposed the moratorium Aug. 3, lacked the authority to do so under f…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-27). US apex court strikes down latest eviction ban, affecting millions. peoplesdispatch.org Following pressure from landlords and realtors groups, an apex court struck down the latest eviction ban, putting around 6.5 million households at risk for eviction.

_____ (2021-08-27). Exclusive: Report Details Corporate Landlord Gluttony as Millions Face Eviction. commondreams.org America desperately needs a dose of its own medicine of democracy promotion.

Dana Sanchez (2021-08-27). Joe Biden Faces Heat After Suicide Bombing At Kabul Airport Kills 13 U.S. Service Members. moguldom.com President Joe Biden is facing heat for suicide bomb attacks that killed more than 100 people Thursday including at least 10 U.S. Marines and 90 Afghans as crowds tried to enter the U.S.-controlled at Kabul Airport in the final push of the U.S.-led evacuation effort from Afghanistan. Republicans are slamming the Biden administration's handling of …

_____ (2021-08-27). Pro-Palestine Activists Rally Against Israeli Prime Minister Visit. popularresistance.org Washington D.C. – Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators rallied near the White House on Thursday to denounce a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to Washington. | Protesters rallied near the White House lawn to call for an end to US military and diplomatic support for Israel, citing Israel's human rights violations against Palestinians. | US President Joe Biden was set to meet Bennett at 15: 30 GMT, but the talks were moved to Friday following developments in Kabul where two suicide bombers killed and wounded scores of Afghans who had amassed outside Kabul airport. | Shortly before departing Israel…

Editor2 (2021-08-27). 'We Will Not be Deterred': Biden Says US Evacuation to Continue After Kabul Airport Blasts Despite Potential Further Attacks. orinocotribune.com Addressing the deadly bombings at the Kabul airport, US President Joe Biden vowed retaliation against ISIS and said that the US won't stop the evacuation, while noting that attacks are likely to continue "beyond today." | After acknowledging the deaths of 12 US service members and giving his condolences to the families of the slain, Biden vowed retaliation against those responsible for Thursday's deadly bombings at Kabul airport's Abbey Gate and near the Baron Hotel. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks. | "To those who carried out his attack… we will not forgive. We will…

sputniknews (2021-08-27). Biden Grants Commanders 'Full Authority' to Target Daesh-Khorasan in Wake of Kabul Airport Attacks. sputniknews.com At least 170 people were killed and over 1,330 more wounded in Thursday's twin bombing and gun attacks outside Kabul's airport. 13 US service members were among the fatalities, with 15 others receiving injuries of varying severity. Over two dozen Taliban fighters were also killed in the attacks.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-27). At least 169 people killed and over 150 wounded in twin blasts near Kabul airport. peoplesdispatch.org The blasts occurred hours after the US, the UK and Australia issued a warning asking people to stay away from the airport due to threat from ISIS-K, which took the responsibility for the blasts later.

WSWS (2021-08-27). Terror bombs, gunfire kill at least 72 in Afghanistan capital. wsws.org The coordinated attacks on a gate at the Kabul airport and at a nearby hotel killed and wounded at least 200 Afghan civilians and 27 US Marines.

Staff (2021-08-27). Who Is ISIS-K? Anti-Taliban, Anti-U.S. Terror Group Claims Responsibility for Kabul Suicide Bombs. democracynow.org We speak with Haroun Rahimi, assistant professor of law at the American University of Afghanistan, about the Islamic State affiliate that claimed responsibility for this week's devastating suicide bombings at Kabul airport, which killed more than 110 people, including 13 U.S. troops. Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, is a puritanical group that is "critical of all other sects of Islam," says Rahimi. "Whatever Muslim that thinks differently than them is a major target for them." He says the group's name refers to a region of the former Islamic empire and is an attempt to reestablish "some past lost glory" in a bi…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-27). Biden Delivers Surreal Press Conference, Vows To Hunt Down Isis, Blames Trump. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published on President Biden on Thursday vowed to "hunt down" the terrorists responsible for a spate of deadly bombings at the Kabul airport which left 12 US servicemembers dead and 15 wounded."Know this; We will not forgive. We will not forget. We. will hunt you down and make you pay," he said. | In a surreal press conference that includ…

Richard C. Gross (2021-08-27). A Fumbled Afghan Evacuation. counterpunch.org "But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know." — Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Feb. 12, 2002. The taxiing toward takeoff by that huge C-17 transport at Kabul airport as desperate Afghans ran alongside to escape the Taliban, with at least one dead after falling out of a wheel

Anonymous669 (2021-08-27). Two Britons, Child Of British National Killed In Kabul Airport Suicide Bombing. southfront.org Click to see full-size image.58878685_303.jpg | Two British nationals and the child of another British national were among those killed in the According to Raab, two other British nationals were also wounded in the attack. The Secretary didn't clarify their current medical status. | "It is a tragedy that a…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-27). US Defeat In Afghanistan Is Opening A Pandora's Box. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThere is a fear that the horrific scenes at Kabul airport are only the beginning of a grim period in Afghanistan's history which is already spilling beyond its borders… | Written by Johanna Ross, a journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. | "Over the last 20 years we have learned things and changed. We want to prove that we are not what anti-Taliban propaganda has portrayed us to be. We want to show that to the world" said Taliban Minister of Information, Zabihullah Mojahed, in an exclus…

Staff (2021-08-27). "Mayhem": Chaotic Scenes at Kabul Airport as Suicide Bombs Kill 110+ Afghans & U.S. Troops. democracynow.org We go to Kabul, Afghanistan, for an update as the death toll from twin suicide bomb attack outside the airport has topped 110 people, including 13 U.S. troops. The suicide bombers struck near the crowded gates of the airport where thousands of Afghans had gathered in an attempt to flee the country before the withdrawal of U.S. troops on August 31. Afghan journalist Ali Latifi, a Kabul-based correspondent for Al Jazeera English, spoke with witnesses who described a scene of shock and panic following the blasts. "When the bomb went off, it was literally, they said, people walking on top of one another," says Latifi…

Staff (2021-08-27). Who Is ISIS-K, the Group Claiming Responsibility for Kabul Suicide Bombs? truthout.org We speak with Haroun Rahimi, assistant professor of law at the American University of Afghanistan, about the Islamic State affiliate that claimed responsibility for this week's devastating suicide bombings at Kabul airport, which killed more than 110 people, including 13 U.S. troops. Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, is a puritanical group that is "critical of all other sects of Islam," says Rahimi. "Whatever Muslim that thinks differently than them is a major target for them." He says the group'

Anonymous669 (2021-08-27). Death Toll From Kabul Airport Suicide Attack Reaches 170. southfront.org File image. | The death toll from the The 170 fatalities include 32 men, three women and three children. 132 other victims are yet t…

It's Going Down (2021-08-27). Twenty Years of War, Occupation & Counter-Insurgency: A Conversation on Afghanistan. itsgoingdown.org On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with a former veteran and author of a recent piece on CrimethInc. entitled, Afghanistan: The Taliban Victory in a Global Context: An Anti-Imperial Perspective from a Veteran of the US Occupation. We discuss the current situation in Afghanistan with the Taliban's recent victory, the…

Alan MacLeod (2021-08-27). "I Was Living Like Scarface": The Ludicrous Costs of the War in Afghanistan Revealed in New Documents, Testimonies. globalresearch.ca

Binoy Kampmark (2021-08-27). The Neocons Speak: Afghanistan as Political Real Estate. dissidentvoice.org When the tears dry, it is worth considering why there is so much upset about the fall of Kabul (or reconquest) by the Taliban and the messy withdrawal of US-led forces. A large shield is employed: women, rights of the subject, education. Remove the shield, and we are left with a simple equation of power …

TASS (2021-08-27). More than 100 people dead after Kabul attack. tass.com There are 90 Afghans and 13 US military personnel among them…

Editor2 (2021-08-27). Decline and Fall of the US Empire: Lawrence Wilkerson Discusses Afghanistan Pull-Out. orinocotribune.com As the national conversation on Afghanistan turns to what the country's future holds, Adley and Wilkerson have a frank discussion about the U.S. empire, war profiteers and the status of the War on Terror. | After 20 years of war and occupation that have caused the deaths of almost a

_____ (2021-08-27). The 'War On Terror' Scam Continues. popularresistance.org ISIS has reportedly claimed credit for an explosion near Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport. As of this writing there are around 90 dead including 13 US military personnel, though to read western mainstream media reports you'd think only US troops died and not scores of Afghans as well. | This was the deadliest attack in a decade on US troops in Afghanistan, which is odd to think about considering how many people the US military has killed during that time; just between January and July of this year the war killed 1,659 civilians. The way the US war machine has shifted to relying more on highly profitable…

Mark Fiore (2021-08-27). How Biden Ruined A Perfectly Good Twenty-Year War, Part II. progressive.org In the second installment of "How Biden Ruined A Perfectly Good Twenty-Year War," we take a look at the various ways the past three U.S. presidents have tried to get out of Afghanistan. Spoiler alert: not very successfully.

TASS (2021-08-27). Taliban asks US to keep diplomatic presence in Afghanistan after troop pullout – media. tass.com According to the Washington Post, Washington is considering the idea but no final decision has been taken yet…

_____ (2021-08-27). Decline And Fall Of The US Empire. popularresistance.org After 20 years of war and occupation that have caused the deaths of almost a quarter of a million people and displaced 5.9 million more, the United States appears to have finally (tacitly) admitted defeat in Afghanistan, pulling its forces and representatives out of the country. | The U.S.-installed government fell within days, with President Ashraf Ghani escaping to the United Arab Emirates, reportedly with $169 million in cash stuffed in his suitcases. Ghani's departure is illustrative of the extraordinary grift of the entire operation. Overall, the U.S. spent well over $2 trillion on the Afghanistan War, makin…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-08-27). Fact Check: Taliban Now Controls Up To $3T In Mineral Deposits And World's Largest Reserve Of Lithium. moguldom.com As the Taliban stormed into Kabul, Afghanistan and seized control of the country, they took over access to enormous deposits of mineral wealth worth at least $3 trillion — triple the U.S. estimate — according to Afghan government data. U.S. military officials and geologists originally reported that the country, which lies at the crossroads of …

Johanna Ross (2021-08-27). Will Ukraine Face the Same Abandonment after US Exit from Afghanistan? globalresearch.ca

Sam Pizzigati (2021-08-27). America's Merchants of Death Then — and Now. zcomm.org More Afghan-like tragedies will be inevitable until we squeeze the personal profit out of prepping for war…

Staff (2021-08-27). President Biden says US 'could very well have' given evacuees' names to Taliban, as he faces criticism after deadly Kabul attack. rt.com Shortly after the deadly Kabul bombing, President Joe Biden has said that the US military may have shared data on Americans and allied Afghans with the Taliban in order to streamline evacuations. | Three US officials, who spoke with the Politico news website on Thursday on the condition of anonymity, said that the Taliban was given a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies slated for evacuation. | The move was said to have been intended to help evacuees safely pass through militant-controlled checkpoints outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport ahead of the looming Augus…

Anand Naidoo (2021-08-27). The Heat: Afghanistan explosions. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden vows to continue with the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as dozens are killed in two deadly suicide attacks in Kabul.

Rainer Shea (2021-08-27). US Empire Reacts to Afghanistan Loss With Brutality & Terror. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Aug 25, 2021 | As imperialism has run its machinations within the different conditions of the world, it's turned these places into different types of tools for innovating in necro-politics. Israel is the U.S. empire's laboratory in repression, with the brutal anti-Palestinian tactics of the Zionist forces being used to train police in the U.S. and Colombia. Latin America is the empire's laboratory in the paramilitary facets of this repression, with the death squads in countries like Colombia being replicated in domestic U.S. militias like the Proud Boys and the Three Percenters. And Africa i…

Dave DeCamp (2021-08-27). Report: US Gave Taliban a List of American and Afghan Evacuees. news.antiwar.com According to Critics of President Biden's withdrawal have jumped on this news, and one unnamed defense official told Politico that giving the names of the US's Afghan allies amounted to putting them on a "kill list."But while there h…

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