2021-08-29: News Headlines

Natasha Lennard (2021-08-29). Supreme Court Ended Eviction Moratorium, but Pandemic Showed Road Map for Fighting Back. zcomm.org The Supreme Court callously ended the CDC's eviction moratorium, but the pandemic already showed the most effective way to fight back: direct actions…

Juan Cole (2021-08-29). Biden got 117,000 Afghans Out: Contrast that Time Trump Abruptly Withdrew Troops from Syria and refused to Help Kurdish Allies. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Richard N. Ojeda, an Army vet and former West Virginia state representative tweeted out an observation that I would like to reinforce: I don't remember Donald Trump flying one Kurd to safety. He let Turkey slaughter them. They were our allies that served side by side with our troops. Where …

Anonymous669 (2021-08-29). Russian Warplanes Attack Militant Positions In Greater Idlib For Tenth Day In Row (Photos). southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft before departing for its permanent base in Russia from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik | For the tenth day in a row, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The airstrikes, which took place in the morning of August 29, targeted the outskirts of the towns of al-Bara and Kansafra in the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern countryside of Idlib. Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'

Anonymous669 (2021-08-29). Syrian Army Intensifies Strikes On Wanted Gunmen In Daraa Al-Balad (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image, source: Sputnik. | On August 29, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intensified its strikes on the remaining gunmen in Daraa al-Balad, the southern part of Daraa city. | The army's elite 4th Division targeted Daraa al-Balad with battle tanks, heavy machine guns and dozens of improvised rocket-assisted munitions in what appears to be an attempt to subdue the gunmen and force them to leave the area. Heavy clashes were also reported on the main entrance of the area. | In the morning, a Syrian poli…

Editor2 (2021-08-29). Dozens of Palestinians Injured in Israeli Crackdown on Protests. orinocotribune.com Tens of Palestinians were wounded as Israeli troops attacked several anti-settlement protests across the occupied West Bank on Friday. | Two Palestinians were hit by rubber bullets fired by the Israeli troops at a weekly anti-settlement rally in the flashpoint town of Beita, south of Nablus. The Palestine Red Crescent ambulance service said 26 others suffered breathing difficulties due to inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli forces. | Since May, Beita has seen intensified clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting against a settlement outpost that has been recently established on Sobeih Mountain…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-29). New Escalation In Gaza: Israel Struck Hamas Positions Following Violent Protests (Photos, Videos). southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Israeli F-15 fighter jet © Reuters | Early on August 29, Israeli warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in response to what was called "riots" by Palestinian protesters. | In a statement, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said that the airstrikes hit a military compound used for manufacturing weapons and training as well as an entrance to a tunnel of the Hamas Movement, the de-facto ruler of Gaza. | "The strikes were in response to Hamas launching incendiary balloons into Israeli territ…

Allan Fisher (2021-08-29). Saturday 8/28: Free Palestine. indybay.org Corner of Water and Ocean Streets, Santa Cruz…

Staff (2021-08-29). Concluye instalación del mayor parque eólico marino flotante del mundo. cubadebate.cu

Finian Cunningham (2021-08-29). Terror Attacks in Kabul Suspiciously on Cue… Who Gains? dissidentvoice.org Could an atrocity have been arranged by some of Baradar's men at the request of the CIA? Three days before the bloody carnage at Kabul airport, CIA director William Burns held a secret meeting with a top Taliban commander in the Afghan capital. That is only one of several suspicious events this week in the …

Anonymous669 (2021-08-29). US 'Military Strike' Hit Kabul As Remaining American Troops Prepare To Withdraw (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the videos showing the aftermath of the US military strike on Kabul. | On August 29, a large explosion was heard near Kabul airport where the remaining US troops in Afghanistan are making their final preparations before withdrawing. | Two US officials told the

Staff (2021-08-29). US embassy in Afghanistan urges Americans to avoid traveling to Kabul airport due to 'specific, credible threat'. rt.com As the US evacuation effort in Afghanistan draws to a close, the US embassy in Kabul has warned of a "specific" and "credible" threat for the area around the airport, urging citizens to stay clear of the air hub. | In a security alert issued early Sunday, the US embassy sounded the alarm about a potential attack at the Kabul airport, two days after a suicide bombing killed 170 Afghans, 13 US servicemen, and two British nationals. | US citizens who had already set off for the airport were urged to turn around. | "Due to a specific, credible threat, all U.S. citizens in the vicinity of Kabul airport (HKIA), incl…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-29). U.S. Preparing For Another Attack In Kabul, While European Allies Push UN To Protect Afghans. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The US Embassy in Afghanistan has asked American citizens to immediately leave the airport area in Kabul because of the security threat. The demand followed Biden's claim that another terrorist attack is expected at the airport in a coming day. | On August 28th, U.S. Embassy in Kabul released a security alert, asking U.S. citizens to leave the area near the Kabul airport and avoid all airport gates."Due to a specific, credible threat, all U.S. citizens in the vicinity of Kabul airport (HKIA), in…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-08-29). Taliban condemns US attack on eastern Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com A Taliban spokesman condemned Saturday's attack by US planes on Nangarhar, calling it aggression to Afghan territory.

New Atlas (2021-08-29). Afghanistan: Chinese Reconstruction vs. US Sanctions. newatlas.report August 29, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — Beijing now has a key opportunity to demonstrate the stark contrast between its brand of foreign policy and Washington's through its own plan to aid in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. A Global Times piece titled, "China to offer 'genuine' aid in Afghanistan's economic reconstruction amid chaotic transition," in title …

Labor Video Project (2021-08-29). George Bush, Obama, Trump & Biden, You Have Blood On Your Hands-Afghani's Rally & March In. indybay.org Hundreds of Afghani's rallied in San Francisco to demand the entry of Afghanistan's under threat. Many were angry with Biden, Trump, Obama and George Bush.

Anonymous669 (2021-08-29). Family Of Six Massacred In Recent US Airstrike On Afghanistan's Kabul (Photos). southfront.org Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson | Six people from the same family were killed in the US military's recent The airstrikes, which took place on the afternoon of August 29, hit a vehicle in the PD-15 district of Kabul, a few kilometers to the north from the city's airport. The remaining US troops in th…

World Affairs Council SF (2021-08-29). Wednesday 8/25: Supporting Local Aid to Afghanistan Virtual Town Hall. indybay.org Online town hall…

Labor Video Project (2021-08-29). 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 (2021-08-29). Bloomberg Dixit: Guaidó & Co. to Announce Participation in Regional Elections — Deadline for Nominations Extended. orinocotribune.com The opposition extreme right-wing led by former deputy Juan Guaidó will participate in the regional elections scheduled for November 21, as part of the agreements of the dialogue that is taking place in Mexico, sources from the Guaidó bloc allegedly reported this Friday, August 2, to Bloomberg. | "Venezuela's opposition is set to announce it will break a three-year boycott of elections and register candidates for November's vote, marking progress on a key issue in political negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro's government," reported the US news corporation. | According to the outlet, it is expected that th…

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-08-29). Why We Fight the Dominant Ideology. anchor.fm In this episode we discuss a few different things and go off on a few different tangents, of course! But it all connects I promise! We go into a discussion about the need to recognize that we have allowed ourselves to be convinced that nothing can change, that we're all doomed, and there's nothing we can do. But that's a lie, and that lie serves a purpose. The ruling class wants us to believe that there is nothing that can be done, so that's what they'll have us believe. We must fight the dominant ideology and begin organizing ourselves for a socialist future!

Birrion Sondahl (2021-08-29). FOAF? Response to Joe Firestone's Critique of 'Medicare for All, Not for Some'. realprogressives.org State-based is an unacceptable compromise and does not present a path to NIMA. The path sketched out by Dr. Firestone is one fraught with peril and almost certainly doomed to failure.

ecns.cn (2021-08-29). 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.

WSWS (2021-08-29). Vote No! Build rank-and-file committees to defend lives and public education! wsws.org The Detroit Federation of Teachers is trying to rush through a two-year agreement before educators have adequate time to study and discuss it. DFT President Terrence Martin emailed the agreement at 10: 32 p.m. on Friday, August 27, and teachers are expected to vote on it today, less than 48 hours after it was released.

Staff (2021-08-29). 2 killed, 7 wounded in ISIL attack on Iraqi police HQ. en.mehrnews.com ISIL terrorists attacked an Iraqi police headquarters in the north of the country, killing two people and wounding seven others.

Staff (2021-08-29). Rivers and Streams Overflow in La Guaira After Heavy Rains — Emergency Response Activated (García-Carneiro). orinocotribune.com On Saturday, August 28, rivers and streams in the state of La Guaira overflowed after heavy rains, leading to flooding in many places, especially in the towns of Macuto, Camuri Grande and Naiguatá. Images of overflowing rivers and inundated roads circulated in social media throughout the day. | In videos posted by several Twitter accounts, it can be seen how water entered traffic routes and flooded outdoor places in Camuri Grande. In other videos and images, one could see water surrounding the Simón Bolívar University campus in Naiguatá and the entire university neighborhood. | Fast flooding due to heavy rains at…

TASS (2021-08-29). Suspects in 3,000 crimes were found in DNA database in 2021. tass.com The federal database of genomic information has been operating since 2009…

David Swanson (2021-08-29). They're About to Add Women to Military Draft in the Name of Feminism. warisacrime.org In some future lovely little war, perhaps with China or some other demonized target, some percentage of the U.S. public may suddenly exclaim: "Hey, since when does a draft include young women as well as men?!" Old tunes will be revised and sung in protest with lyrics about being the first one on your block …

ecns.cn (2021-08-29). 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.

ecns.cn (2021-08-29). 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.

Common Cause (2021-08-29). Wednesday 8/25: What Does New Census Data Mean for the For the People Act? indybay.org Online event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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 (2021-08-29). 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 (2021-08-29). 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…

Andrew Fishman (2021-08-29). Brazil's Indigenous Groups Mount Unprecedented Protest Against Destruction of the Amazon. zcomm.org Brazil's largest-ever Indigenous protest came amid efforts by Jair Bolsonaro and his allies to pave the way for industry in the Amazon…

Wim Laven (2021-08-29). A world for future generations. zcomm.org How many years will it be before they tell society that there was no such thing as a lightning bug, that it was never safe to swim in the ocean, or that blue skies were a metaphor?>

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

Artouious Art Swenson (2021-08-29). 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.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-29). Boris Johnson Threatened British Security Ignoring Advice On Use Of Personal Phone. southfront.org Illustrative Image | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ignored his own security guidance and used his personal mobile phone to discuss government business issues. According to the report by The Times, Mr Johnson texted both Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and British billionaire Sir James Dyson. | Johnson reportedly discussed with the Saudi prince a deal to sell the Newcastle United football club in private messages. In his turn, Dysen was said to have messaged the prime Minister about tax benefits for his s…

SUBABTB (2021-08-29). 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…

teleSUR-jaa, JCM (2021-08-29). Vicepresidente resalta lucha de Bolivia contra la pobreza. telesurtv.net El vicepresidente David Choquehuanca hizo un llamado a continuar trabajando en pos del crecimiento económico.

Pacifica Fight Back (2021-08-29). Defend democratic elections at Pacifica Radio. indybay.org Pacifica Fight Back has launched a petition campaign to force Pacifica station managers to follow the election bylaws and put the Local Station Board candidates on the air. At KPFA the management has instead told members to go to youtube to hear the candidates.

Julia Conley (2021-08-29). Sanders Pitches $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill to Thousands at Indiana Town Hall. zcomm.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."

Santa Cruz City Council Meeting (2021-08-29). 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…

Peter Samol (2021-08-29). 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."

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-08-29). Saturday 9/25: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Origins of Wealth. indybay.org

Root Division (2021-08-29). Thursday 10/21: Root Division Announces: 20th Annual Benefit Art Auction Virtual Event: Thursday, October. indybay.org 1131 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94103…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-29). 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.

Justin Podur (2021-08-29). Reading Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society in the Neoliberal University. zcomm.org Finding a path from here to an education system that meets social needs while respecting the freedom of its members remains to be done. Illich challenges us to make sure our ideas pass the test of freedom…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

Dan Bacher (2021-08-29). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-29). Bennett Had A "Great Meeting" With "Sleepy Joe" Amid Approaching Resumption Of Nuclear Talks. southfront.org

People's Park Historic Dist. Advocacy Group (2021-08-29). Friday 8/27: The Closing of People's Park? indybay.org Canessa Gallery | 708 Montgomery Street | San Francisco…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-29). Military Situation In Yemen On August 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 338 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On August 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 12 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On August 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Jabal Murad district | On August 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Kitaf area | On August 29, clashes between Ansar Allah and S…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

East Coast listener (2021-08-29). 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?>

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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 (2021-08-29). 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…

John Malkin (2021-08-29). 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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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 (2021-08-29). 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…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-29). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On August 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Travnevoe shelled Dolomitnoe with 82-mm artillery | 2. UAF in Dyliivka shelled Gorlovka city with 82-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Shumy shelled Gorlovka with 122-mm artillery | 4. UAF in Avdeevka shelled Mineralnoe with grenade launchers | 5. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled Veseloe with 82-mm artillery | 6. UAF in Krasnogorovka shelled Staromikhailovka with 120-mm artillery | 7. DPR forces in Mineralnoe shelled UAF positions in Avdeevka with 120-mm artillery | 8.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

Miles Kampf-Lassin (2021-08-29). Billionaires Need to Get on Board With More Taxes or Expect the Pitchforks. zcomm.org The super-rich have made a killing off of the pandemic. It's time to tax the hell out of them to pay for programs that serve the working class…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

Stephanie Midler (2021-08-29). Friday 9/3: Uhuru Furniture Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

Revolution Books (2021-08-29). Friday 10/1: Film Showing: Nasrin. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Bob Moses (2021-08-29). Returning to 'Normal' in Education is Not Good Enough. zcomm.org The nation needs a federal civil rights bill for education, one that opens up the funding and policies needed to assure full access for all students…

Joachim Bischoff (2021-08-29). 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.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-08-29). CNE de Venezuela prorroga plazo para inscribir postulantes. telesurtv.net Diversas organizaciones políticas solicitaron extender plazo de inscripción de candidaturas para los comicios del 21N.

teleSUR- jaa, JL (2021-08-29). ONU alerta sobre situación infantil debido al cambio climático. telesurtv.net "Los crecientes cambios atmosféricos reducen el acceso de los más desfavorecidos a las fuentes de agua", indica informe de la Unicef.

Simon Butler (2021-08-29). The Red Deal to save Earth. greenleft.org.au The primary inspiration for The Red Deal was the People's Agreement of Cochabamba, adopted at the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in 2010, writes Simon Butler.

Rachel M. Cohen (2021-08-29). Building Trades Union Imposes Vaccine Mandate on Itself. zcomm.org The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades has gone further than other unions, which are negotiating vaccine requirements with employers…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-29). Missile, Drone Attack Leaves 40 Dead In Saudi-led Coalition Base In Yemen's Lahij (18+ Video). southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On August 29, several missiles and suicided drones struck Yemen's al-Anad Air Base where forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition are situated. | The air base, which once hosted US troops, is located in the southern province of Lahij, some 60 kilometers to the north of the city of Aden. | The pinpoint strikes targeted a unit of the Giants Brigades that was conducting a training course in al-Anad Air Base. According RT reporter in Lahij, the strikes killed 40 fighters…

Dan Bacher (2021-08-29). 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."

teleSUR, JGN (2021-08-29). México propone sustituir a la OEA por una organización no intervencionista. telesurtv.net La Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños, de septiembre en México, definirá los pasos a seguir.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-29). 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…

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…

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.

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.

_____ (2021-08-28). Extinction Rebellion Take The Streets. popularresistance.org Several thousand people gathered in Trafalgar Square on the 230th anniversary of the Haitian Revolution for the beginning of Extinction Rebellion's two-week "Impossible Rebellion", which is seeking to make "the politically impossible inevitable". | XR have two weeks of marches, occupations and talks planned across the country for the next two weeks, to demand that governments take serious action to tackle the climate crisis. The main demand of this latest rebellion is to stop all new fossil fuel investment immediately. | Protesters in Trafalgar Square waved XR flags and chanted "Extinction Rebellion" in between s…

_____ (2021-08-28). Western Powers Undermine Haiti, Venezuela Shows Solidarity. popularresistance.org On August 14, Haiti was devastated by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake originating from the southern Tiburon Peninsula, 150 kilometres from the capital, Port-au-Prince. World leaders issued statements of solidarity, international charities began encouraging donations, and the United Nations started organizing emergency aid funds to assist the country. Articles on this ongoing tragedy often emphasis two prior catastrophes which have compounded the quake's impact on the Haitian people: the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability following the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse. | In such analyses, it is…

_____ (2021-08-28). The Return Of The Marines. popularresistance.org A battalion of U.S. Marines from North Carolina's Camp Lejeune left for Haiti on Wednesday, August 18 under the pretext of aiding the victims of the disasters that struck the departments of Sud, Nippes and Grand'Anse: a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, August 14, and heavy rains, winds, and floods from tropical storm Grace which swept through the country, particularly the Grand-Sud, on August 16 and 17, 2021. | The provisional death toll provided by the Civil Protection Agency currently stands at 2,189 and more than 12,000 people have been injured. According to the Agency, the earthquake destroyed more than…

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

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…

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…

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). 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…

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.

Katie Miernicki (2021-08-28). Kabul airport terrorist attack latest tragedy in U.S.-initiated cycle of violence. liberationnews.org On Thursday a devastating terrorist attack struck the area outside of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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…

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). 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.

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…

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?

_____ (2021-08-28). Taliban Takeover Alarms The Gulf. popularresistance.org The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is being treated with great alarm in Arab capitals in the Gulf. | The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are instigating their media (which dominates Arab discourse) to portray as horrors the U.S. defeat and resumption of Taliban rule. Ironically, when the Taliban first came to power in 1996 they obtained recognition from just three regimes in the world: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. | The rise of the Taliban could not have been possible without direct Saudi and UAE (and Qatari) military and financial investment. Then head of Saudi intelligence (who mysteriously left…

_____ (2021-08-28). What Does The US Afghanistan Pullout Mean? popularresistance.org Max Blumenthal And Ben Norton Of The Moderate Rebels Podcast Discuss The US Military Pullout From Afghanistan With Journalist Pepe Escobar, Who Has Extensive Experience Reporting In The Country And Was Arrested By The Taliban Twice. | In the first part of the interview, we talk about the geopolitics of the conflict, how the Taliban has changed, what the future Afghan government could look like, and the corruption of US puppet President Ashraf Ghani and other CIA assets. | In the second part, we discuss the 20-year US/NATO war in Afghanistan, the opium ratline the CIA used to fund dirty covert ops, the fight over…

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, …

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…

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…

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…

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…

_____ (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). 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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

_____ (2021-08-28). Peru: 'This Is The Beginning Of A Soft Coup'. popularresistance.org People are afraid. People have a very reverent attitude toward the Armed Forces, which are understood as guardian institutions of the nation. But a nation does not have tutelage; a democracy does not accept tutelage [rule by the state apparatus]. | People do not know, and besides, nobody dares to say that the tanks, the rifles and the ships are ours. They do not belong to the marines or the military: they are ours; they have been bought with our money. The military are public servants, so we have no reason to serve them. But in Peru there is an inverse criterion sponsored by the Armed Forces themselves. | Through…

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…

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…

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 …

_____ (2021-08-28). Only Those Taking Action Against Climate Violence Are Labeled 'Terrorist'. popularresistance.org Floods, fires, ice caps melting, hurricanes—all attest to the violence of human-caused climate disruption. It's undeniable and undeniably fatal, and the only question for historians will be not what mysterious "factors" prevented humans from responding, but which political structures prevented the humans that wanted to respond meaningfully from doing so. When those books are written, at least a chapter will be devoted to cases like that of Jessica Reznicek, the activist now facing eight years in federal prison for damaging equipment at the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa. | In 2016, Reznicek, with fellow act…

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 …

_____ (2021-08-28). Education Shouldn't Be A Debt Sentence. popularresistance.org When you look at a student like myself, you don't know that I am working multiple jobs, that I have gone without health insurance at some points, that I've been living at home with my parents for more than a year. You also do not know about my family's medical debt, or about my father's periods of unemployment, or that my mother's job as a preschool aide isn't enough to cover the gaps. | Even though I have mowed my former mailman's lawn for eight summers to help afford school, even though I secured two "free" years of campus housing through my job as a resident assistant and received numerous scholarships, awards…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

_____ (2021-08-28). 'Not What Ending a War Looks Like': Biden Vows New Strikes in Retaliation for Kabul Blast. commondreams.org

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."

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 . . . |

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

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.

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). 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.

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 . . . |

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.

Olivia DiNucci (2021-08-28). Indigenous Line 3 Activists Link Militarism and Climate Crisis. zcomm.org Environmental activists, under Indigenous leadership, are taking action to stop the Line 3 pipeline…

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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…

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.

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

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.

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…

_____ (2021-08-28). 58 Years After Historic Rally, Thousands March on Washington for Voting Rights, DC Statehood. commondreams.org The Pentagon reported that Friday's drone strike killed two ISIS-K targets, while an elder in Jalalabad said several civilians had been kiiled.

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.

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.

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

_____ (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.

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.

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.

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" …

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…

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.

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.

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.

WSWS (2021-08-28). UMWA promotes NLRB diversion as Warrior Met 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.

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…

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.

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

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.

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.

_____ (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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

_____ (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.

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

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

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