2021-08-31: News Headlines

Gareth Porter (2021-08-31). Afghanistan collapse reveals Beltway media's loyalty to permanent war state. thegrayzone.com Biden's popular and long overdue withdrawal from Afghanistan triggered a big media meltdown that exposed its de facto merger with the military. In the wake of a remarkably successful Taliban offensive capped by the takeover of Kabul, the responses of corporate media provided what may have been the most dramatic demonstration ever of its fealty to the Pentagon and military leadership. The media did so by mounting a full-throated political attack on President Joe Biden's final withdrawal from Afghanistan and a …

Marjorie Cohn (2021-08-31). As Biden Threatens More War, Don't Forget the Afghanistan Invasion Was Illegal. zcomm.org Missing from the national discourse is analysis of the illegality of the 2001 U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan and resulting war crimes committed by four U.S. presidents and their top officials and lawyers…

Ben Slowey (2021-08-31). Milwaukee activists, artists campaign to increase Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions awareness. liberationnews.org BDS activists have launched a Milwaukee-wide Palestine solidarity letter encouraging artists and creatives of all kinds to endorse the cultural boycott of Israel.

WSWS (2021-08-31). Sixteen years after Katrina: Hurricane Ida devastates southern Louisiana. wsws.org In the decade and a half since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, there has been no improvement in the country's crumbling social infrastructure, leaving millions at the mercy of intensifying storms, heat waves and fires fueled by climate change.

New Atlas (2021-08-31). US War on China' Belt & Road Continues: Terrorist Attack Targets Chinese Engineers in Pakistan. newatlas.report August 31, 2021 (The New Atlas) — In late August 2021 yet another terrorist attack has targeted China's Belt and Road Initiative in Pakistan's Baluchistan province. I discuss the background of this terrorism, the long standing open US support for armed militants operating in Baluchistan carrying out these attacks, and how this is America's "answer" …

sputniknews (2021-08-31). Watch Taliban Fighters Flaunt US Uniforms as They Celebrate Troop Pullout at Kabul Airport – Reports. sputniknews.com Media reported earlier that the airport in Kabul had come under the full control of the Taliban* just after US CENTCOM announced that the withdrawal of American forces from the country was complete, putting an end to an almost 20-year-long war.

WSWS (2021-08-31). US pulls last of its troops from Afghanistan after chaotic evacuation. wsws.org The withdrawal was preceded by the drone massacre of an entire Afghan family, the last in a long series of atrocities carried out by the US military in its 20-year neocolonial war.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-31). How the US Came to Dominate Haiti: Part I — Dark Finance. libya360.wordpress.com Peter James Hudson James Stillman, City Bank's president from 1891 to 1909, was one of the architects of the bank's imperial expansion. Last week, 420 U.S. sailors and 200 Marines were deployed to Haiti, ostensibly to help provide humanitarian relief to victims of the Aug. 14, 2021 earthquake that struck Haiti's southern peninsula. It marks…

Staff (2021-08-31). Headlines for August 31, 2021. democracynow.org Taliban Celebrate as Last U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan, Over 1 Million in Path of Hurricane Ida Could Remain Without Power for Weeks, Florida Withholds Funds to Schools Defying Gov. DeSantis's Ban on Mask Mandates, Advocates Demand Biden End Deportations to Haiti After Devastating Earthquake, Over 500 Migrants Rescued in Mediterranean; EU Plans to Bar Entry to Afghan Refugees, U.N. Hails End to Worldwide Use of Toxic Leaded Gasoline, Mass Evacuations Ordered for Lake Tahoe Region as Caldor Wildfire Spreads, Federal Court Strikes Down Trump-Era Rule Gutting Clean Water Act, Emergency Petition Asks U.S. Supreme Co…

_____ (2021-08-31). Did The US Support The Growth Of ISIS-K In Afghanistan? popularresistance.org The list of governments, former government officials, and organizations in the region that have accused the US of supporting ISIS-K is expansive and includes the Russian government, the Iranian government, Syrian government media, Hezbollah, an Iraqi state-sponsored military outfit and even former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who called the group a "tool" of the United States.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-31). Military Situation In Syria On August 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 31, Russian warplanes attacked Sham Legion military camp in the Iskan village | On August 31, clashes and shelling between SAA and former rebels continued in southern Daraa | On August 31, clashes and shelling between SDF and Turkish-backed forces were reported near Ain Issa | On August 30, two SDF member were killed by unknown gunmen in Jadida Akidat | On August 30, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Tal Tamar | MORE ON THE TOPIC…

_____ (2021-08-31). Why Hezbollah Is Bringing Iranian Fuel To Lebanon. popularresistance.org The chokehold on Lebanon has grown even tighter, thanks to the embargo imposed against it by the United States and its Arab allies in the Persian Gulf. This comes at the lowest point of Lebanon's two-year-old economic crisis, a catastrophe the World Bank calls the worst the world has seen since 1850. The country's sudden-but-deliberate fuel shortage, vital to essential daily activity and life-saving medical services, has accelerated this alarm.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-31). Failed State Tactical Analysis. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Steve Brown. | Empire has historically failed to appreciate the resolve of indigenous people who fight to enforce their right to self-determination. Now, empire has devised a subversive means to suppress that right, by the west's established policy of creating failed states to divide and exploit. The prototype US failed state plan began with the destruction of Nahr al Bared camp, Lebanon, in 2007. The policy was developed by Elliott Abrams and the Office of Special Plans after the US's 2…

Editor2 (2021-08-31). 'Let Them Stop us if They Dare' — Why Hezbollah is Bringing Iranian Fuel to Lebanon. orinocotribune.com By Radwan Mortada — Aug 24, 2021 | As Lebanon's economic crisis deepens amidst an effective US embargo, Hezbollah begins to supply the Lebanese population. | The chokehold on Lebanon has grown even tighter, thanks to the embargo imposed against it by the United States and its Arab allies in the Persian Gulf. This comes at the lowest point of Lebanon's two-year-old economic crisis, a catastrophe the World Bank calls the worst the world has seen since 1850. The country's sudden-but-deliberate fuel shortage, vital to essential daily activity and life-saving medical services, has accelerated this alarm. Today, b…

Editor (2021-08-31). Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics — Book Review. mronline.org "Except for Palestine" is a remarkable little book. Within it, the authors Hill and Plitnick present the larger picture that the self-proclaimed progressive "universal" values of the United States are argued for in many troubled spots of the world, except for Palestine.

Michael Yates (2021-08-31). Save a Space for Lou Proyect, Rebel Against the Status Quo. counterpunch.org Like most of us, he had to earn a living. He labored as a social worker in Harlem, and as a computer programmer at an insurance company, a hospital, on Wall Street, and finally for more than two decades at Columbia University. During this time, he moved steadily to the left, eventually joining the Socialist Workers Party, which he left after eleven years, watching it sink into sectarian irrelevance. He was active in the struggle to end the war in Vietnam. He gave technical support to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and the African National Congress in South Africa. He was a steadfast supporter of the Cuban Revolutio…

Ian Ellis-Jones (2021-08-31). Cuba's tourist industry hit hard by US blockade. greenleft.org.au The tourist industry in Cuba has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the United States' economic, financial and commercial blockade, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

José A. Amesty R. (2021-08-31). América Latina y el Caribe: Lo popular, poder Popular. globalizacion.ca El termino Popular, Lo Popular, Poder Popular, está en los últimos días como tema referente, debido a algunos casos acaecidos, por ejemplo, en Cuba, en Nicaragua y siempre en Venezuela. Y demás está decir, que Lo Popular es un tema…

Editor2 (2021-08-31). Should the Cuban Revolution Hold on to Power? Part 1: The Account of Comrade Frank García Hernández Versus That of His Overseas 'Friends'. orinocotribune.com By Sam King — Aug 24, 2021 | By his own account, Frank García Hernández, a communist historian at the University of Havana, was not arrested for criticising the Cuban government or for participation in the July 11 mobilisations against it. | This is verified in the Comunistas

WSWS (2021-08-31). Online public meetings: The socialist perspective in the California gubernatorial elections. wsws.org At these online town hall meetings, David Moore, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for governor of California, will make the case for a socialist response to California's political crisis and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-08-31). Dana workers in Germany declare solidarity with their American colleagues. wsws.org Members of the Socialist Equality Party in Germany spoke to workers at a Dana plant in Essen about the struggle of their counterparts in the US.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-08-31). VIDEO: Taliban entering Kabul Airport after US withdrawal. en.mehrnews.com The first footages show Taliban entering Kabul International Airport after withdrawal of US military forces from the airport, ending occupation of Afghanistan for 20 years.

teleSUR (2021-08-31). Taliban Welcomes US Withdrawal From Afghanistan. telesurenglish.net The Taliban welcomed the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan shortly after the U.S. Central Command announced that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Asian country has completed. | RELATED: | The last U.S. soldiers were evacuated from Kabul airport at mid-night on Monday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced, commenting that "in this way, our country became completely free and independent." | The final evacuation flight was con…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-31). After 20 years, countless deaths and a Taliban victory, US finally leaves Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org The US diplomatic mission has also temporarily been shifted to Doha from Kabul. The US and coalition forces evacuated 123,000 people from Kabul, including 6,000 US citizens, since August 14…

Gavin OReilly (2021-08-31). Bye-den — Afghanistan to be Used as the Pretext for a Harris Administration? globalresearch.ca

Chandra Muzaffar (2021-08-31). Humiliating Defeat in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org The mainstream Western media is full of news these days about people fleeing Kabul in the wake of the Taliban victory. Dramatic pictures of young and old scrambling to get on to jam-packed aeroplanes do make a huge impact. The message they convey is that a collective fear has gripped the Afghan people as they

Michael Winship (2021-08-31). Afghanistan may forever be the graveyard of empires. canadiandimension.com Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the US Army 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, boards a C-17 cargo plane at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan to become the final US soldier to depart Afghanistan. Photo courtesy CENTCOM/US Department of Defense. | Less than a month after 9/11, President George W. Bush

_____ (2021-08-31). Afghan Activist: We All Deserve Refuge, Not Just Those Who Served The U.S. popularresistance.org Following the Taliban's seizure of power, people across the political spectrum have expressed concern about the fate of Afghans who helped the United States and are therefore at risk of retribution. Pundits and politicians who gave little attention to civilian deaths in Afghanistan during 20 years of U.S. occupation are joining in this outpouring‚Äâ—‚Äâa dynamic that is building pressure for the Biden administration to extend the U.S. military presence.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-31). U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan: Is a Geopolitical Strategy Behind This? libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara The Taliban celebrate the US departure The last US military plane left Kabul at 23: 59 on August 30, bringing to a close a nearly 20-year invasion by the United States and its allies on Afghan soil. The Taliban immediately took control of the airport, announcing that the Islamic Emirate is now a "free…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-31). Lawyers urge ICC to probe Saudi-led coalition's war crimes in Yemen & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the latest efforts to prosecute war crimes committed in Yemen at the ICC, the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan & more…

_____ (2021-08-31). Let's Take The Profit Out Of Wars. popularresistance.org On Capitol Hill, Senate Democrats set up a committee to investigate the munitions industry and named a progressive Republican, North Dakota's Gerald Nye, to chair it. "War and preparation for war," Nye noted in 1934, had precious little to do with "national defense." Instead, war had become "a matter of profit for the few." The war in Afghanistan offers but the latest example.

Chris Cole (2021-08-31). UK Planning for Strikes Against ISIS in Afghanistan Says Head of Royal Air Force. globalresearch.ca

Renee Parsons (2021-08-31). "Where Have All the Flowers Gone"?: "Something Surreal" About the Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal Scenario. globalresearch.ca

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-08-31). Afghanistan: A Tragically Stupid War Comes to a Tragic End. globalresearch.ca

Thom Hartmann (2021-08-31). Afghanistan: The 'Big' Media's Question Today is Wrong and Dangerous. counterpunch.org The big question in the media today is, "Will Afghanistan again become a 'breeding ground' for terrorists who may again attack America?" It's the wrong question. We've all heard that question asked, in a dozen variations, probably a hundred times in the past few months in the media. And it's not just the wrong question:

Anonymous007 (2021-08-31). Former U.S. Generals Call For Resignation Of Secretary Of State, Joint Chiefs Of Staff Head. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 30th, 90 retired US Generals called for US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) General Mark Milley to resign over the botch Afghanistan withdrawal. | They did so in an open letter, with their signatures included. [ The signatories, who claim member…

Editor2 (2021-08-31). Afghanistan Redux: Malala Yousafzai, White Feminism and Saving Afghan Women. orinocotribune.com By Fawzia Afzal-Khan — Aug 27, 2021 | So the usual "experts" are out and about on airwaves, in newsprint and social media, offering their punditry regarding the situation unfolding in Afghanistan even as the US-backed government crumpled like a house of cards with the advance of the Taliban, once the US troops started their announced pullback in earnest after 20 years of occupation a few weeks ago. The shock-and-awe tactics of the Bush doctrine that dragged the world into a post 9/11 horror picture show euphemistically known as the War on Terror (in truth, it was intended— and has been experienced by i…

Peter Koenig (2021-08-31). Kabul Is Not Saigon. Afghanistan: Drug Trade and Belt and Road. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-31). Even as Afghan War Ends, GOP Attempts to Add $25B to Pentagon Budget. commondreams.org

Labor Video Project (2021-08-31). 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.

Staff (2021-08-31). Afghanistan Faces Future Under Taliban as U.S. Withdraws & Drone Strikes Continue to Kill Civilians. democracynow.org As the last U.S. forces leave Afghanistan, ending the longest war in U.S. history, we go to Kabul to speak with Danish Afghan journalist Nagieb Khaja, who was once kidnapped by the Taliban and later embedded with them on a reporting assignment. He has been investigating Sunday's U.S. drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children.

sputniknews (2021-08-31). Taliban Offered US Military to Secure Kabul, But Americans Said No, Bombshell Report Reveals. sputniknews.com In early August, the US intelligence community thought that Kabul would be isolated within a month and gave the capital 90 days before it would fall to the Taliban*. But no one expected that the US-trained and equipped Afghan forces would surrender without a fight, and the city would crumble in a matter of days.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-31). U.S. Left Nearly 200 Americans And Thousands Of Afghan Allies Behind, Will "Somehow Get Them Out" southfront.org On August 30th, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed that Washington would continue to help Americans and Afghan allies…

Anand Naidoo (2021-08-31). The Heat: U.S. completes withdrawal from Afghanistan. america.cgtn.com The United States has pulled out the last of its troops from Kabul, officially bringing an end to the 20-year war in Afghanistan.

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2021-08-31). Colonialism and the Epistemology of Ignorance: A Lesson from Afghanistan. zcomm.org In Afghanistan, the fixation on technology has reached new heights, leaving behind more than 200,000 dead and a plethora of experts on new destruction technologies…

Catherine (2021-08-31). War on Afghanistan: The Most Expensive Mass Murder in History. indybay.org The war on Afghanistan was the most expensive mass murder in history. About US$2.3 trillion of the US taxpayers' money was spent killing 230,000 people–$10 million for each civilian, military personnel, soldier of fortune. Who profits from major disasters, wars, pandemics?>

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-08-31). San Francisco's Afghan Community Protests Their Country's Trauma. indybay.org Afghan flags fill Market Street as thousands rally and march to Union Square…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-31). Resistance Forces Repel Taliban Attack In Panjshir Once Again. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 30th, resistance forces in Afghanistan's northern province of Panjshir, which refuses to recognize the Taliban authority repelled an attack on its outpost in the province's western part. | 7 or 8 Taliban fighters were killed in a fight that broke out in Panjshir where resistance forces are holding a last stand against the outfit in Afghanistan, Fahim Dashty, the spokesperson of Ahmad Massoud who is leading the resistance movement to the Taliban, said. | Dashty said the Taliban launch…

Staff (2021-08-31). Peace Activist Kathy Kelly on Reparations for Afghanistan & What the U.S. Owes After Decades of War. democracynow.org As the United States ends its military presence in Afghanistan after 20 years of occupation and war, the Costs of War Project estimates it spent over $2.2 trillion in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and by one count, over 170,000 people died during the fighting over the last two decades. Kathy Kelly, longtime peace activist who has traveled to Afghanistan dozens of times and coordinates the Ban Killer Drones campaign, says it will be important to keep international focus on the people of Afghanistan. "Everybody in the United States and in every country that has invaded and occupied Afghanistan ought to make reparations…

Editor (2021-08-31). Biology as Ideology at 30. mronline.org 'The increased atomization of society and associated political economy of capitalism justifies the logic of reductionism'. – Richard Lewontin…

_____ (2021-08-31). Millions of Workers Want a Union. popularresistance.org An important concept for us to remember is that any group of workers organizing together to improve working conditions is acting like a union. They may not have official recognition and a contract, but they are a union nonetheless, and they can organize to win things. Many workers don't realize this. But they usually need some help to start organizing, since this is a challenging and risky endeavor with many ways to fail.

Paul Street (2021-08-31). Reflections on a Double Standard: the Right Absurdly Calls Democrats Socialists, but Liberals Can't Correctly Call the Right Fascist. counterpunch.org I hope I am not the only one who has noticed a curious double-standard in American media-politics culture: right wing politicians and commentators are free to inaccurately and routinely describe corporate Democrats as "socialists," "Marxists," and even "communists" but it is exceedingly rare for politicos, pundits, and talking heads to properly describe the Amerikaner right

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-08-31). Evangelism to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism: My Weird (brief) Life Story. anchor.fm In this episode I talk about my upbringing as an evangelical conservative in a family full of white middle-class people. I talk about in brief how evangelicism blind people, takes away their willingness to act on behalf of others, feeds individualism and ethnocentrism, and why we have to fight for revolutionary Marxism in order to actually change the problems people are facing today. Instead of peppering over them and trying to sprinkle on some religion. "Religion is the opioid of the Masses." -Karl Marx…

Staff (2021-08-31). New Explosives Attack Leaves 14 Injured at Cúcuta Police Station. orinocotribune.com Twelve uniformed men and two civilians were allegedly injured in an attack with explosives against a police station in the city of Cúcuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, authorities reported on Monday, August 30. | "We reject the terrorist attack in Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, against the Atalaya Police Station, which left 12 soldiers in uniform and two civilians injured. Without respite, we fight criminal groups that seek to sow terror in this area," wrote President Iván Duque on Twitter, adopting a familiar tone used during increasing episodes of violence in Colombia. Tensions in Colombia have risen du…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-08-31). Taliban Has a Package Deal with US. Coast Is Clear for New Government in Kabul. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-31). New York Times cites US torturer Michael Chertoff on Chinese "repression" wsws.org Over the weekend, the New York Times published an editorial calling China the world's leading purveyor of "transnational repression," based entirely on a report produced under the supervision of a war criminal.

WSWS (2021-08-31). New York City Democrats and teachers union push deadly school reopening plan. wsws.org All factions of the Democratic Party and the trade unions are pressing ahead with reopening the nation's largest school district on September 13.

Liberation Staff (2021-08-31). Boston Liberation Center celebrates grand opening in Roxbury. liberationnews.org The Boston Liberation Center is a new working class community center located at 194 Blue Hill Ave in the heart of Roxbury, a historically Black neighborhood and one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston.

_____ (2021-08-31). Greenwashing, Subsidies And Carbon Pricing. popularresistance.org Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is favoured by the fossil fuel industry as it offers the opportunity to continue business-as-usual, while appearing to be green and gaining credits on a carbon price with the support of foraminous government subsidies. But ALL projects have failed to live up to expectations in terms of emissions reduction and as such are greenwashing solutions.

Nick Licata (2021-08-31). What Will be Done About America's Growing Disparity in Wealth? counterpunch.org Over the past year, new research has shown how a phenomenal accumulation of wealth has become concentrated among just 1 percent of Americans over the last four decades. If that trend continues, our future as a democracy will come to an end. So, the first step is to recognize it, and the second is to

Josh Frank (2021-08-31). Kurt Vile — Run Run Run. counterpunch.org

Hamza Abu Eltarabesh (2021-08-31). Why Gaza won't be crushed. electronicintifada.net Some families suffered immense losses in both 2014 and this year.

_____ (2021-08-31). New U.S. Military Base In Micronesia to Challenge China. popularresistance.org As the US pursues "great power competition" with China, Washington is on the hunt for new bases in the Pacific it can use to potentially get an upper hand in the fight. The latest site to be agreed upon is in the Federated States of Micronesia, a group of archipelagoes on the far side of the Philippine Sea from China.

_____ (2021-08-31). New York Times Tech Guild Walks Out, Into An Historic Fight. popularresistance.org The future of organizing in the tech sector is dependent in large part on what happens here in the next few months. The August walkout, of over 50% of their bargaining unit, establishes the Tech Guild as a fighting union that could set precedents for other tech unions that have yet to be born. On the other hand, Times management's union-busting, if successful, would do the same.

ecns.cn (2021-08-31). Comicomment: Is U.S. intelligence community's virus origin report credible?>. ecns.cn The COVID-19 origins tracing report compiled by the U.S. intelligence community failed to make scientific conclusion and it's a way for the U.S. to shift blame to China.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-31). Neoliberal Globalization in Crisis. libya360.wordpress.com Alvaro García Linera International Course "State, Politics and Democracy in Latin America". We are living through the unforeseen combination of four mutually reinforcing crises: a medical crisis, economic crisis, environmental crisis, and political crisis. A situation of enormous perplexity and anguish. It seems that society and the world have lost their way, direction, their destiny….

New Atlas (2021-08-31). Cambodia Fights Against US Meddling: Arrests US-Backed "Union Leader" newatlas.report August 31, 2021 (The New Atlas) — The US policy of encircling and containing China spares no nation in Southeast Asia. Cambodia is also being targeted, though Cambodia has arrested or driven out the US-backed opposition party of choice — the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) — which now resides in Washington D.C. There are …

Prof Denis Rancourt (2021-08-31). Canada: There Was No COVID-19 Pandemic: Dr. Denis Rancourt. globalresearch.ca Abstract: …

WSWS (2021-08-31). South Korean health care workers set to strike on Thursday. wsws.org Conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, facing South Korean nurses and workers, are replicated around the world and point to the need for a global struggle against capitalist exploitation.

Ana Perdigón (2021-08-31). CNE Initiates Audit of Voting Machine Software for 21N Mega-Elections. orinocotribune.com On Monday, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) began audits of the voting machine software, to validate and certify the applications that will be used in the regional and municipal elections on November 21 (21N). | The audit of Venezuela's voting machine software will last 12 days, during which CNE technicians, experts from political parties, and international electoral experts, will verify the transfer of information and security of the secret ballot system. | The electoral experts will have the responsibilities of: | ‚Ä¢ Evaluating the voting machine hardware. | ‚Ä¢ Veri…

Guillaume Long (2021-08-31). New Report on Human Rights Violations in Bolivia in 2019 Sheds Light on the Role of the OAS. counterpunch.org On August 17, the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI in Spanish) released its report on human rights violations committed in the context of the 2019 coup d'état that overthrew President Evo Morales and installed the de facto government of Jeanine àÅñez in Bolivia. The 468-page report, based on eight months of research, sheds light

New Atlas (2021-08-31). Thai Protest Leader Shares US Gov Regime Change 'How-to' Video. newatlas.report August 31, 2021 (The New Atlas) — Thai protest leader Anon Nampa of the US government-funded "Thai Laywers for Human Rights" recently shared with his followers a US government 'how-to' video titled, "Bringing down a Dictator." He never mentions the group featured in the video, OTPOR who overthrew the Serbian government in the year 2000 …

WSWS (2021-08-31). Reminiscences of Jean Brust 100 years since her birth. wsws.org Steven Brust is the son of veteran Trotskyists and founding members of the Workers League, Jean and Bill Brust. August 31 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jean Brust, who died on November 24, 1997.

WSWS (2021-08-31). Ontario nurse describes horrendous working conditions during pandemic. wsws.org Tammy, a nurse with over 20 years in the profession, explained how health care workers are suffering under the strain of punishing workloads and lengthy shifts.

Editor (2021-08-31). Assata Shakur: The making of a revolutionary woman. mronline.org From Assata's story, we are able to learn what it means to be motivated by a deep love for the people and the struggle for freedom—and what it means to embody a determined and unbreakable spirit in the face of crackdowns and government repression designed to stifle and destroy the movement.

WSWS (2021-08-31). Faurecia parts workers denounce forced overtime and brutal conditions in scorching hot factories. wsws.org Workers at the Faurecia plants in Saline, Michigan, and Gladstone, Indiana, were forced to work 12-hour days in sweltering heat without adequate breaks and air conditioning.

Frei Betto (2021-08-31). Brazil: On the Road to Dictatorship? globalresearch.ca

Editor (2021-08-31). China's top court says grueling '996' work schedule illegal. mronline.org The Supreme People's Court published a set of labor-related disputes to clarify legal standards of working hours and overtime wages.

Vijay Prashad (2021-08-31). Why the discovery of natural gas in Mozambique has produced tragedies, not economic promise. peoplesdispatch.org The rise of the al-Shabaab insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province and the "hidden debt" scandal are both linked to discovery of natural gas in Mozambique, a development that has far from benefited the people…

George Wuerthner (2021-08-31). The Battle to Protect State-Owned Lands. counterpunch.org Though most conservation groups focus on federal lands, a neglected area of concern are state properties. Throughout the West, most of these lands are either leased for timber cutting or livestock grazing. Although there are limited ways that conservation groups can influence state management (or lack thereof) of these lands, there are a few options

Teresa Albano (2021-08-31). Illinois Becomes the First State to Require Media Literacy Classes for High School Students. progressive.org To encourage students to develop their research skills, the Prairie State is requiring classes that will teach teenagers how to discern facts from fiction.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-31). The Fake "Delta Variant" and the Fourth Wave: Another Lockdown? Upcoming Financial Crash? Worldwide Economic and Social Sabotage? globalresearch.ca

Philip Giraldi (2021-08-31). Always Another War: America and Israel Together Against Iran. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-31). ICC asked to investigate Saudi-led coalition's war crimes in Yemen. peoplesdispatch.org While leading coalition members Saudi Arabia and UAE are not signatories to the Rome Statute of the ICC, others which have participated in numerous human rights violations and crimes against humanity, fall under the ICC's jurisdiction, opening up the possibility of investigation and prosecution…

WSWS (2021-08-31). Australia: Health workers and residents fight Southern Cross Care in Tasmania. wsws.org SCC's determination to increase the exploitation of its workforce is paralleled by its reactionary attempts to silence complaints about conditions by Brian Halpin, one of its elderly residents.

Chuck Collins (2021-08-31). We Must End the Housing Crisis. progressive.org Communities need to expand the supply of local homeownership and permanently affordable rental housing, owned by nonprofits and community housing authorities.

WSWS (2021-08-31). Alabama educators demand emergency action to eradicate COVID. wsws.org Alabama is seeing dramatically rising COVID infections in K-12 schools, with the Deep South state reaching a grim total of 12,222 deaths.

Roger Harris (2021-08-31). Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab Fights Latest US Extradition Maneuvers. counterpunch.org 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

WSWS (2021-08-31). Mississippi governor offers religious pipedreams for COVID-19. wsws.org Mississippi became the epicenter of the global pandemic last week as per capita case rates soared to new record highs.

_____ (2021-08-31). A Meeting With Historical Combatants. popularresistance.org "Slipping through the crowd at a meeting of historical fighters anywhere in Nicaragua, one makes a deep journey into the open veins of the people of Nicaragua and Our America. Because in Nicaragua even under the stones you find history, heroism, conviction and faith that the world can be a better place and that it is possible to change society with the strength of everyone. But it is not just faith, it is concrete experiences of struggle for life and genuine peace."

Jean Wyllys — Julie Wark (2021-08-31). Brazil, Amazon, World: Fake News and the Social Contract. counterpunch.org Fake news, disinformation, hate speech, post-truth, conspiracy theory, various forms of denialism, and the barefaced lies of politicians all come together as something like the ideational hallmark of neoliberalism. There are many lies, of many kinds, but there has to be a container where they all coexist comfortably. And this is neoliberalism's enormous lie that, if we make "the" (as if there were only one) market free, it will run everything. Law trammels the freedom of the market as does the idea of a social contract. A contract requires that the parties tell the truth, and the idea of democratic government imp…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-31). Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc in the United States. peoplesdispatch.org The fall of Ida on the 16th anniversary of hurricane Katrina, brought back memories of the devastating storm and the irreversible damage it caused to the city and its residents.

Editor (2021-08-31). China announces massive greening plan to achieve carbon goals. mronline.org The task includes planting 54 million mu of trees and 46 million mu of grass each year, said Zhang Wei, head of the ecological protection and restoration department of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA).

Ethan Ennals (2021-08-31). Is It Time to Stop Obsessing over COVID Figures? Statistics Reveal Virus Is Not the Biggest Killer — With Heart Disease, Dementia and Cancer Each Claiming Four Times as Many Lives. globalresearch.ca . Provocative …

Colin Todhunter (2021-08-31). A Message to the EU: Address the Spiralling Public Health Crisis by Banning Glyphosate. counterpunch.org The herbicide glyphosate — the most widely used herbicide on the planet — is authorised for use in the EU until December 2022. The EU is currently assessing whether its licence should be renewed. Environmentalist and campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to the head of the Pesticides Unit at the

Joyce Chediac (2021-08-31). NYC candidate Cathy Rojas backs socialist India Walton's mayoral bid in Buffalo, NY. liberationnews.org NYC socialist candidate for mayor in Cathy Rojas stated, "My campaign stands in 100% solidarity with India Walton and against all well-financed, illegal and underhanded ways the establishment in Buffalo is trying to subvert her victory in the Democratic primary."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-31). Humanitarian crisis worsens amid political violence and COVID-19 in Myanmar. peoplesdispatch.org In addition to the ongoing direct and indirect violence, political instability, and spike in rights violations by the military forces, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is also adversely affecting the country's populace…

_____ (2021-08-31). An Invitation From People Vs. Fossil Fuels. popularresistance.org "We are asking you to stand with us. As representatives of communities who have carried the brunt of the harm from fossil fuels for generations, we ask you to join us in solidarity—and risk arrest—in Washington DC, October 11-15, 2021, as part of Build Back Fossil Free's People vs Fossil Fuels Week of Action."

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-08-31). Could California End Up With a Trump-Like Governor? counterpunch.org California's Governor Gavin Newsom is facing a recall election that, up until recently, the Democratic Party had brushed off as a frivolous inconvenience. Now, just days before the election, vote-by-mail ballots have been sent to California's 22 million active registered voters in a statewide off-year election that offers a bewildering array of nearly four dozen

Nick Corbishley (2021-08-31). Why Is the Gates Foundation Funding the UK's Medicines Regulator? globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-31). Defiance grows among Dana auto parts workers as union-backed sellout deal appears headed for massive defeat. wsws.org As of Sunday evening, posted results from plants around the country show an 80 percent "no" vote, with 202 workers voting in favor and 803 voting against, according to analysis performed by the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter.

WSWS (2021-08-31). Delta variant behind sharp spike in Pacific COVID-19 cases. wsws.org The Pacific countries, where the Delta variant has gained a foothold, have all experienced a sharp spike in cases and deaths, as the virus spreads out of control.

WSWS (2021-08-31). 100 years since the birth of Jean Brust, Trotskyist and fighter for the working class. wsws.org August 31, 2021 marks 100 years since the birth of Jean Brust, a leading figure in the Trotskyist movement whose legacy lives on in the work of the US Socialist Equality Party and the entire International Committee of the Fourth International.

Staff (2021-08-31). Clash Between Venezuelan and Colombian Military Occurred in Venezuelan Waters (Communiqué). orinocotribune.com A clash between the Venezuelan and Colombian military that went viral on social media platforms this past weekend occurred in Venezuelan waters. Despite this, private corporate media circulated the fallacy that Venezuela's military violated Colombian territory. | The viral video showed how Bolivarian National Guards were doing a routine inspection of a Colombian vessel that had crossed the border. At that moment, a third boat appeared, carrying Colombian military personnel, and tried to slip through and thus avoid a rigorous inspection. Meanwhile, the individuals who were the subjects of the inspection harassed t…

WSWS (2021-08-31). Israeli filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's The Viewing Booth: Changing hearts and minds? wsws.org Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's 2019 documentary explores the notion that exposing pro-Israeli viewers to videos depicting the brutality of the military occupation of the West Bank alone can alter consciousness.

WSWS (2021-08-31). COVID-19 hospitalizations top 100,000 daily average in US. wsws.org This measure of the most serious coronavirus cases had not been at this level since the worst of last winter's surge.

This Week in Fascism (2021-08-31). This Week in Fascism #118: Anti-Vaxx & Anti-Mask Movement Gets Violent; Communities Confront Proud Boys; Anti-Immigrant Trump Supporter Threatens DC with Bomb. itsgoingdown.org Welcome fellow antifascists! We're back again with another action packed column. We bring you antifascist campaign reports from up and down the west coast and beyond, a roundup of news, analysis, and also a look at how the anti-vaxx and anti-mask movement is accelerating into violence. Plus, new doxxes, a call to action in Eugene,…

H. Scott Prosterman (2021-08-31). The Republican Party's flirtation with Fascism is becoming a Marriage. juancole.com Oakland, Ca. (Special to Informed Comment) — Republicans love to hijack democratic and progressive concepts, such as "free speech," and apply them in a hyperbolic context that is counterintuitive to the original intent. While this tactic burgeoned in recent years, Donald Trump's presidency and toxic wake has elevated the issues and urgency to defeat this. …

Ana Santoyo (2021-08-31). Texas SB 8 abortion ban pays bounty to snitches, punishes everyone else. liberationnews.org A Texas law banning abortion at six weeks is set to go into effect on September 1.

Ananth Krishnan (2021-08-31). China to Require Foreign Vessels to Report in 'Territorial Waters'. asia-pacificresearch.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-31). Without Public Health Safety Mandates and Containment Actions–Vaccines Will Leave Us All. indybay.org Public Health Measures are the Key to eliminating the Covid Pnademic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

2 weeks to go (2021-08-31). Bernie Says: Vote No on Republican Recall Now to Sept 14. indybay.org Senator Bernie Sanders, who won the California Democratic primary in 2020, is urging Californians to Vote No on the Republican Recall with our vote by mail ballot anytime from today through Sept 14. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYcWlMP0sYI

Michael T. Hertz (2021-08-31). Are men more corrupt and sexually aggressive? nationofchange.org We, the electorate, didn't vote for politicians so that they could latch onto women, nor so that they could rob us blind.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Mision Verdad (2021-08-31). ConocoPhillips Hunts PDVSA Assets in the Caribbean. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — Aug 30, 2021 | In 2007, the international legal dispute between Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) and US transnational oil companies ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil began, when the latter two refused to enter Joint Venture agreements alongside remaining international corporations, more than 20 in number. This occurred within the framework of the sovereign process of nationalization of strategic resources of Venezuela that was under way during the government of President Hugo Chávez. | This new operational and commercial alternative replaced the model of the "strategic agreements" for the op…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-08-31). Online events with Partha Dasgupta, Kate Raworth, Chomsky, Ariel Salleh, Alperovitz, etc. indybay.org Here are some 2 dozen online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 11 am today, August 31st), featuring people such as Amelia Horgan, Sir Partha Dasgupta, Kate Raworth, Noam Chomsky, Ariel Salleh, Gar Alperovitz, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, the UK, and Australia (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Badri Raina (2021-08-31). Hindus Are the Majority. And Yet the Future of the Constitution Has Become Cause for Concern. zcomm.org The Gujarat deputy CM Nitin Patel has cautioned that if Hindus were to be reduced to a minority, or if India's Muslim population were just to increase, democracy in India would disappear…

AutumnSun (2021-08-31). 8-28-2021 Removal of the last Mission Bell in Santa Cruz, Ca. indybay.org 8-28-2021 – Removal of the last Mission Bell in Santa Cruz, the first city to remove them. There are many of these bells in California! We are hoping to have them all removed!

Peter Samol (2021-08-31). 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."

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-31). Official U.S. Government Stats on COVID Vaccines: 13,627 Deaths 2,826,646 Injuries 1,429 Fetal Deaths in Pregnant Women. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Santa Cruz City Council Meeting (2021-08-31). 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…

Robert Bridge (2021-08-31). Politicians Have No Right Demanding 'Vaccine Passports' When the Vaccines Themselves Are Fraught with Risk. globalresearch.ca

David Giesen (2021-08-31). Wednesday 9/1: Bernal Litterai [sic]. indybay.org Bernal Branch Library | 500 Cortland Avenue | San Francisco | (we gather outside in the mini amphitheater on the Moultrie side of the library)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic to reinstitute visitor guidelines in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious delta variant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. will reinstitute visitor policy restrictions in inpatient and outpatient settings, beginning Monday, Aug. 16. All visitors entering Mayo Clinic will be screened for respiratory illness, and required to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who do not comply with these requirements will be asked to leave. Updated visitor restrictions…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Jonathan Hempel (2021-08-31). Organizing against militarism from Israel to Europe. zcomm.org The EU has invested billions in Israeli arms companies to further militarize its border agency Frontex. Building a global antimilitarist movement is essential…

Anonymous765 (2021-08-31). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — August 31, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

WSWS (2021-08-31). Sri Lanka: SEP meeting discusses socialist program to fight the pandemic. wsws.org "The Rajapakse government is shifting the burden of the pandemic entirely onto the working class, whilst providing every opportunity for the big capitalists to maximise their profits."

Staff (2021-08-31). "Stop This Madness": Rev. Lennox Yearwood Calls to Divest from Fossil Fuels Amid Climate Disasters. democracynow.org Hurricane Ida and the increasing threats from extreme weather are a wake-up call to divest from fossil fuels that make climate disasters worse and more frequent, says Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., the president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, who is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, and established the Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign after Hurricane Katrina. "We know who is causing these storms. We know who is causing the climate crisis. They're right there in Louisiana with us: It's the fossil fuel industry. So we've got to stop it," Yearwood says.

Daniel Pedersen (2021-08-31). NSW gov't to blame for water failures. greenleft.org.au No matter which landholder you talk to about water troubles in New South Wales, they all blame government failures. Daniel Pedersen reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Getting back to the school routine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With classes right around the corner, it's time to get kids ready for a return to school. And after a year that has been anything but normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic experts say it's important to prepare children for that first day of school by getting back into a routine. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/HBsMDxWylpw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-08-31). La jugada que perfilo el Nuevo Orden Mundial. globalizacion.ca Desde el autoatentado que acabó con las Torres Gemelas de Nueva York, la política se parece cada día más a un juego de espejos. Casi nada de lo que se ve es igual a sí mismo. En aquella ocasión, los…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-31). The mRNA Vaccine's Poisonous Potions: Medical Malpractice or "Slow Motion Genocide"? southfront.org Raw photo from Pixabay, edited by Global Research | Written by "Transparency a…

Jake Johnson (2021-08-31). Hurricane Ida Deemed a 'Poster Child' for Climate Disaster. zcomm.org "The dystopian horrors we're all witnessing are only going to get worse if we keep extracting and burning fossil fuels."

Paul Haeder (2021-08-31). Little Deaths . . . Finding Solace Inside One's Heart. dissidentvoice.org The consensus is in — no choice, no life, no job, no nothing, without a passport. That medical, DNA scan, the retina scan, all biological systems covered, that all-encompassing passport that lists every move, every moment, every job, every purchase, every fine, penalty, tax, rental, home, significant or insignificant emotional and economic and familial event, …

Anonymous103 (2021-08-31). AfPak Takes On A New Meaning With The Rise Of The Taliban. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Recent attacks on Kabul's international airport…

Nino Pagliccia (2021-08-31). The International Community Must be on Alert to Defend Peru. zcomm.org We have sound and clear signals from Latin America that its people want progressive anti-imperialist governments that promote real democracy…

Staff (2021-08-31). Biden calls black senior adviser Cedric Richmond a 'boy' during FEMA briefing. rt.com President Joe Biden has faced criticism for yet another 'racial' stumble, after calling a black man who serves as a White House senior adviser a "boy" during a FEMA briefing on hurricane damage in Louisiana. | "I'm here with, uh, my senior adviser and, uh, boy who knows Louisiana very, very well, man, and New Orleans, Cedric Richmond," Biden said on Monday as he prepared to begin the FEMA press briefing. Calling a black man a "boy" is considered a racist pejorative, rooted in insulting references to slaves. | The comment quickly sparked criticism on social media. The critics included Republican Party spokes…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-31). Imperial alumnus announced as President of the British Science Association. imperial.ac.uk The British Science Association (BSA) has announced that Imperial alumnus Dr Margaret Ebunoluwa Aderin-Pocock MBE will take over as its President.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-31). Will we need new vaccines against new COVID-19 variants? peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and what challenges it poses to the immunity offered by vaccinations. Are vaccines less effective against the Delta variant? Does it spread faster and cause more severe illness? Will we need new vaccines soon?

teleSUR, lvm, JL (2021-08-31). Realizan movilización para recordar a desaparecidos en Chile. telesurtv.net Organizaciones sociales exigieron Justicia por los casos de desaparecidos en dictadura y la liberación de los presos políticos tras el estallido de 2018.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-31). Hard Day For Saudi-Led Forces: Houthis Launched Several Attacks Both In Yemen And Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Illustrative Image | In the past 24 hours, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) have carried out several attacks on forces of the Saudi-led Coalition both in Yemen and in southern Saudi Arabia. | The most recent attack was reported on August 31, when Saudi air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis towards Najran area near the Yemeni border. | A day earlier, Houthi drones targeted Abha International Airport located near the cities of Abha and Khamis Mushait, in Asir Province, in southern Saudi…

People's Park Committee (2021-08-31). Saturday 9/4: People's Park Palooza! indybay.org People's Park Berkeley…

Jim McIlroy (2021-08-31). Cartel case against CFMEU collapses. greenleft.org.au The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission cartel case against the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union ACT and secretary Jason O'Mara has collapsed. Jim McIlroy reports.

Ana María Aragonés (2021-08-31). México y Estados Unidos: Ante imposición migratoria, alternativas. globalizacion.ca Nuevamente el gobierno de Estados Unidos rehúye su responsabilidad de proteger a los migrantes en busca de refugio y asilo, y decide que México debe continuar con el programa Quédate en México. La respuesta de Andrés Manuel López Obrador fue…

Dan Bacher (2021-08-31). 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."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Daniel Espinosa Winder (2021-08-31). Nuevo coronavirus SARS-CoV-2: øSalió de un laboratorio? globalizacion.ca Desde que comenzó la pandemia de Covid-19, cientos de millones de internautas y usuarios de las redes sociales tenemos prohibido discutir ciertos asuntos. Uno de los que ha suscitado mayores controversias desde que se inició la pandemia es el referido…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Stephanie Midler (2021-08-31). Friday 9/3: Uhuru Furniture Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605…

Joachim Bischoff (2021-08-31). 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.

Marsha Feinland (2021-08-31). Saturday 9/11: Socialism in the 21st Century: What will it look like and how can we get there? indybay.org This event is online…

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-31). Talibanes celebran la retirada total de EE.UU. de Afganistán. telesurtv.net El vocero talibán Zabihullah Mujahid aseguró que la retirada de las fuerzas estadounidenses es una victoria que les pertenece a todos los afganos.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

East Coast listener (2021-08-31). 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?>

José Blanco (2021-08-31). Estados Unidos en Afganistán — Adiós goodbye. globalizacion.ca La catastrófica derrota autoinfligida de Estados Unidos en Afganistán no es sólo un fracaso más, militar y político, también exhibe como nunca su (lento) derrumbe y su salida del escenario internacional como potencia dominante. | El falso relato según el cual…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

àÅlvaro García Linera (2021-08-31). La globalización neoliberal en crisis. globalizacion.ca Vivimos la articulación imprevista de cuatro crisis que se retroalimentan mutuamente: una crisis médica, una crisis económica, una crisis ambiental, y una crisis política. Una coyuntura de enorme perplejidad y angustia. Pareciera que la sociedad y el mundo hubieran perdido…

Root Division (2021-08-31). Thursday 10/21: Root Division Announces: 20th Annual Benefit Art Auction Virtual Event: Thursday, October. indybay.org 1131 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94103…

John W. Whitehead (2021-08-31). Bring All the Troops Home: Stop Policing the Globe and Put an End to Endless Wars. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

F. William Engdahl (2021-08-31). Scandal Behind the FDA "Fake Approval" of Pfizer Jab. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Carla Stea (2021-08-31). The United Nations and Western Governments Endorse Shocking Vaccine Mandates, Violating Human Bodily Integrity and Autonomy. globalresearch.ca . People …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-08-31). Here's Why No One Can Force You to Take Pfizer's Newly 'Approved' Comirnaty Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

Sudaba Kabiri (2021-08-31). Women confront the Taliban. greenleft.org.au Pakistani leftist Farooq Sulehra interviews Sudaba Kabiri, one of the women who organised the first protest against the Taliban in Kabul.

Peter Boyle (2021-08-31). Challenges for the left: Reflections on the formation of the Socialist Alliance. greenleft.org.au On the 20-year anniversary of the formation of the Socialist Alliance, Peter Boyle reflects on its early days and the left's ongoing challenge to link up with broader forces in a struggle for system change.

Staff (2021-08-31). After Hurricane Ida, a "Just & Fair Recovery" Must Address Ongoing Disasters of Poverty, Inequality. democracynow.org As Hurricane Ida is downgraded to a tropical depression, Louisiana's main utility company Entergy says it could be weeks before it restores electricity to nearly a million people in the storm's path, including all of New Orleans. We speak with Flozell Daniels Jr., president of the Foundation for Louisiana, who evacuated his home city and is calling for "a just and fair recovery" that addresses preexisting crises, including COVID-19 and poverty. "These are disasters that were already happening," he says. He also describes the power of the oil and gas industry lobbyists he has challenged as a member of Louisiana Go…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-31). Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran And Kazakhstan To Hold Joint Naval Exercises In The Caspian Sea. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Warships from Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Kazakhstan will hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea in early September after the end of the Sea Cup competition, Rear Admiral Sergei Yekimov, head of the Russian delegation, deputy commander of the Caspian Flotilla, told reporters on August 31st."Immediately after the completion of the Sea Cup, we will hold joint exercises, in which the warships of the Russian Navy, the Iranian Navy, Ka…

South Front (2021-08-31). Video: The Chaotic Aftermath of Kabul's Airport Attacks. globalresearch.ca

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-08-31). Tuesday 9/21: War Is Killing the Planet/ International Day of Peace. indybay.org Nancy Pelosi's front door, 2640 Broadway, San Francisco…

teleSUR, jaa, SH (2021-08-31). Exigen en Uruguay archivos militares sobre desaparecidos. telesurtv.net Familiares de las 187 víctimas continúan reclamándole al Gobierno que responda a los pedidos del Institución de Derechos Humanos de Uruguay.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-08-31). Venezuela Announces New Vaccination Protocol for People Over 50 Years of Age. orinocotribune.com As of Monday, August 30, some Venezuelans will begin to receive COVID-19 vaccinations without an appointment, as required to date, through the Patria platform. This option will be extended to Venezuelans over 50 years of age, according to policies defined by the authorities. | For this reason, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez announced that between August 30 and September 5, those people over 60 years of age who have not yet been vaccinated can go to any vaccination center, and the vaccine will be available for them, without appointment. | "We need to finish vaccinating those over 60, because they are known to be o…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-08-31). Where Are the Autopsies of People Dying Post COVID Vaccine? globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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….

Marcos Salgado (2021-08-31). Perú, victoria (provisoria) para Pedro Castillo. globalizacion.ca Por una mayoría importante, el Congreso del Perú le dio el voto de confianza al gabinete de Guido Bellido, el primer ministro designado por el presidente Pedro Castillo. Fueron 73 votos a favor, donde se sumaron los congresistas del partido…

Dan Bacher (2021-08-31). 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.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-31). Young inventors bring their ideas to life in Imperial's Maker Challenge. imperial.ac.uk Young people from the White City area showcase their making and inventing skills as part of Imperial's Maker Challenge.

Sivan Gazit (2021-08-31). Comparing SARS-CoV-2 Natural Immunity to Vaccine-induced Immunity: Reinfections Versus Breakthrough Infections. globalresearch.ca Background: Reports …

Pacifica Fight Back (2021-08-31). 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.

teleSUR, drl, NG (2021-08-31). Organización indígena de Colombia rechaza amenazas de muerte. telesurtv.net La ONIC denunció que en las últimas semanas se han registrado constantes amenazas de muerte contra líderes indígenas.

John Malkin (2021-08-31). 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

Anti-Empire (2021-08-31). Romania Stops Vaccine Imports, Shutters Vaccination Centers, Transfers Vaccine Stocks to Denmark, Vietnam, Ireland, S. Korea, Etc. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-31). Tribunal colombiano no imputa a exgeneral por falsos positivos. telesurtv.net Se calcula que bajo las órdenes del exgeneral del Mario Montoya Uribe se registraron más de 6.500 ejecuciones extrajudiciales.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-31). Military Situation In Yemen On August 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 282 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On August 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 17 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On August 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Rahbah district | On August 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Kitaf area | On August 30, Ansar Allah attacked positions of Saud…

By Giniw Collective (2021-08-31). Water Protectors Document Escalating Police Brutality in Minnesota. indybay.org In August police escalated to torture. On August 11 water protectors shut down two different worksites. Police approached them on the site and when the water protectors refused to leave police began to use a torture tactic they refer to as "pain compliance."

Millenium Solutions Project (2021-08-31). Millenium Towers Solutions Project. indybay.org The Millenium Solutions Project has put forward solutions on how to stop the sinking and collapse of the Millenium Towers in San Francisco…

sputniknews (2021-08-31). US Pens Deal for New Military Base in Micronesia in Latest Move to Keep China Out of Pacific. sputniknews.com As the US pursues "great power competition" with China, Washington is on the hunt for new bases in the Pacific it can use to potentially get an upper hand in the fight. The latest site to be agreed upon is in the Federated States of Micronesia, a group of archipelagoes on the far side of the Philippine Sea from China.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Julia Conley (2021-08-31). Nearly 70 People Arrested for Resisting Line 3. zcomm.org "Water protectors marched 256 miles from the headwaters of the Mississippi River to speak with this gentleman," an Indigenous organizer said of Gov. Tim Walz. "He has not come to listen to their voices and so we came here."

Staff (2021-08-31). Venezuela Proposes ALBA-TCP Strengthen Ties with ASEAN and Arab League. orinocotribune.com This Monday, August 30, Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Félix Plasencia, invited the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) to establish cultural and tourist ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Arab League. | During a videoconference to discuss cooperation strategies in cultural and tourism issues, Plasencia emphasized that cultural connections cannot be forged without tourism. | He added that all of the nations that make up ALBA possess virtues in this regard, and extended a commitment on behalf of Venezuela t…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-08-31). Stadio Olimpico: Can Sports Heal the World? zcomm.org Amid chaotic politics and anti-immigrant and refugee sentiments, Stadio Olimpico in Rome seemed like an oasis of social and cultural harmony…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-31). 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…

Editor2 (2021-08-31). Free Meng Campaign Marks 1000 Days of Incarceration. orinocotribune.com By People's Voice — Aug 27, 2021 | Thursday, August 26, 2021, marked the 1000th day of unjust incarceration by the Trudeau government of Meng Wanzhou. That's 1000 days during which Ms. Meng has been denied her freedom, has not been able to be with members of her family, has not been able to carry on the duties of her very responsible position as Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies, one of the world's leading tech companies, with 1300 employees in Canada. | Meng's ordeal began on December 1, 2018, the date on which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kowtowed to the request of former US President Donald…

Chris Walker (2021-08-31). "There Is No Climate Crisis" dailyposter.com

Tony Murphy (2021-08-30). Workers Assembly Against Racism: Union rights, cancel rent! workers.org On Labor Day weekend, show solidarity with Workers Assembly Against Racism, Chris Smalls and workers fighting to organize Staten Island's Amazon facilities. They are demanding union rights, passage of the PRO Act and a permanent eviction moratorium. Join them at their rally at 5: 00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, at Union . . . |

Editor (2021-08-30). Supreme Court ended eviction moratorium, but pandemic has shown road map for fighting back. mronline.org The Supreme Court callously ended the CDC's eviction moratorium, but the pandemic has already shown the most effective way to fight back: direct actions.

WSWS (2021-08-30). Florida housing advocate describes devastating impact of end of eviction moratorium. wsws.org "They are willing to sacrifice people's lives in order to maintain the multibillion-dollar rent industry."

_____ (2021-08-30). Mass Evictions Underway In Starkville. popularresistance.org T. Young's reprieve from homelessness was three days. The mother of four rushed home Friday when she heard the news. When she arrived, officers were still traveling door to door at Catherine Street Apartments in Starkville, flanking a representative from her new rental company. They were informing the residents that the mass-eviction process that started only weeks before was resolving, and resolving quickly.

_____ (2021-08-30). Demand for 'Moratorium on Drone Warfare' Follows Latest US Killing of Afghan Civilians. commondreams.org "The department will fight to protect every student's right to access in-person learning safely and the rights of local educators to put in place policies that allow all students to return to the classroom full-time in-person safely this fall."

Editor2 (2021-08-30). While Western Powers Undermine Haitian Sovereignty, Venezuela Continues to Show Solidarity. orinocotribune.com By Owen Schalk — Aug 27, 2021 | 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 Moà…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-08-30). Macron Orchestrates Baghdad Summit Excluding Syria. globalresearch.ca

Sen. Richard Black (2021-08-30). "Who Is Our Friend, Syria . . . or al-Qaeda?", Retired Virginia State Senator Richard Black Asks. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-08-30). Frankfurt Palestine stand highlights struggles of imprisoned Palestinian women. samidoun.net Samidoun Deutschland organized a Palestine Stand in central Frankfurt on Sunday, 29 August 2021. The action, organized at Hauptwache, highlighted the cases of several Palestinian women prisoners, including Israa Jaabis, Anhar al-Deek, Fadwa Hamadeh and Yasmin Jaber. Organizers set up a display of photos and calls to action highlighting imprisoned Palestinian students and calling for […] | The article

teleSUR (2021-08-30). Israel Killed 9 Palestinian Children and Wounded 556 Others. telesurenglish.net Between May 7 and July 31, 2021, Israel killed nine Palestinian children, injured 556 others and detained at least 170 children in occupied Al-Quds, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) denounced. | RELATED: | In a report published last week, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) also denounced that Israel targeted 116 private kindergartens and destroyed 140 public school…

Tamara Nassar (2021-08-30). Gaza child shot in neck by Israeli sniper dies. electronicintifada.net Occupation forces have killed 73 Palestinian children so far this year.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-08-30). 'Blood for Blood': On Jenin and Israel's Fear of an Armed Palestinian Rebellion. counterpunch.org The killing of four young Palestinians by Israeli occupation soldiers in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, on August 16, is a consequential event, the repercussions of which are sure to be felt in the coming weeks and months. The four Palestinians — Saleh Mohammed Ammar, 19, Raed Ziad Abu Seif, 21,

Editor2 (2021-08-30). Palestine's Africa Dichotomy: Is Israel Really 'Winning' Africa? orinocotribune.com By Ramzy Baroud — Aug 24, 2021 | The To answer the above questions, one has to appreciate the new Great Game u…

Staff (2021-08-30). Headlines for August 30, 2021. democracynow.org Up to 10 People Killed in U.S. Strike in Kabul, Rockets Fired at Airport as Withdrawal Deadline Nears, Hurricane Ida Slams into Louisiana, Killing One Person, Cutting Power to Entire City of New Orleans, Florida Judge Says Schools Can Impose Mask Mandates; Dr. Fauci Banks Vaccine Mandates for Students, Rev. Jesse Jackson Transfers to Rehab as Wife Moves to ICU; Conservative Radio Hosts Die of COVID-19, Thousands Rally for Voting Rights on Anniversary of March on Washington, 30 Yemeni Soldiers Killed in Attack During Military Exercise, Israel Launches New Airstrikes on Gaza; Soldiers Use Live Fire on Palestinian P…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-30). Islamic State claims rocket attack on Kabul airport and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we look at reports of civilian casualties after a US drone strike in Kabul; protests against police brutality by farmers in India as the struggle crosses 9 months; protests by Palestinians in Gaza against the crushing 14 year long Israeli siege; the March on Washington for Voting Rights in the US to demand better protections against voter suppression laws in the US; and a warning issued by the Executive Committee of the Permanent Assembly of Human Rights of Bolivia (APDHB) of coup leader Jeanine Anez's possible escape from prison.

teleSUR (2021-08-30). China Willing To Walk Together With Cuba in Building Socialism. telesurenglish.net In a phone conversation with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that his country is willing to walk together with Cuba in building socialism and be good partners in pursuing common development. | RELATED: | Xi also said China is willing to join hands with Cuba in being good exemplars of anti-COVID-19 fight and good comrades in strategic coordination. He pointed out that under the str…

ecns.cn (2021-08-30). Xi says China willing to walk together with Cuba in building socialism. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said China is willing to walk together with Cuba in building socialism and be good partners in pursuing common development in a phone conversation with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

teleSUR (2021-08-30). Mexico, Chile, Cuba Para-Athletes Win Gold and Silver Medals. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Latin American athletes Monica Rodriguez, Francisca Mardones, Leinier Savon, and Leonardo Diaz won gold and silver medals at the Tokyo Paralympics. | RELATED: | The 32-year-old Mexican sprint Rodriguez and her guide Kevin Aguilar won the gold medal in the 1,500-meter competition for the T11 visually impaired category and imposed a world record of 4 min 37 sec and 40 hundredths. | "I have run safe, determined, and strong. My last w…

Editor2 (2021-08-30). Cuba's Central Bank Regulates the use of Cryptocurrencies. orinocotribune.com Havana, August 27 (RHC)— A Resolution of the Central Bank of Cuba (BCC) published in the Official Gazette and signed by its Minister-President Marta Sabina Wilson González, indicated that this entity will dictate the rules for the use of cryptocurrencies in Cuban territory. | The Resolution aims to "establish the rules based on which the Central Bank of Cuba regulates the use of certain virtual assets in commercial transactions, and the licensing of virtual asset service providers for operations related to financial, exchange and collection or payment activities, in and from the national territory." | The te…

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