2021-09-02: News Headlines

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2021-09-02). As Biden Threatens More War, Don't Forget the Afghanistan Invasion Was Illegal. globalresearch.ca

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-09-02). Afghan Crisis Must End America's Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty. counterpunch.org Americans have been shocked by videos of thousands of Afghans risking their lives to flee the Taliban's return to power in their country — and then by an Islamic State suicide bombing and ensuing massacre by U.S. forces that together killed at least 170 people, including 13 U.S. troops. Even as UN agencies warn of

John Scales Avery (2021-09-02). Lies About How the Attack on Afghanistan Started. counterpunch.org The mainstream media, including the BBC, do not tell us the true story of how Afghanistan was invaded by the United States and its allies. Here is an article by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies about the invasion of Afghanistan. As revealed in the article, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, in an undamaged part

Norman Solomon (2021-09-02). Biden's Revenge: Fueling 'Madness of Militarism' in Afghanistan. indybay.org What goes around comes around…

Robert Koehler (2021-09-02). After Afghanistan . . . A Truth Commission? zcomm.org The first step in ending war is seeing it for what it is…

Staff (2021-09-02). As Afghan war ends, House approves $24bn bump for Pentagon budget. rt.com Just after the US military's wasteful Afghanistan mission came to a close, House legislators marked almost $24 billion in extra defense spending supposedly needed to maintain America's competitive edge against Russia and China. | The House Armed Services Committee held a marathon session on Wednesday to markup the spending under the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Lawmakers from both parties joined forces to defy President Joe Biden's intention to keep the Pentagon budget at $715 billion for next year, essentially keeping it at the same level as last year. Instead, an extra $23.9 billion was…

John Buell (2021-09-02). Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan: Did the Mighty, Cutting-Edge US Military Machine founder on Guerrillas' humble Improvised Explosive Devices? juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — Victory always seems to be just around the corner or at the end of the tunnel, until it isn't. With the humiliation of defeat compounded by the difficulties extricating US personnel, second guessing is well underway and will likely last for years. The corruption of the government …

sputniknews (2021-09-02). CDC Face Backlash After 130 Shelter Dogs Left Behind Amid US Evacuation from Kabul. sputniknews.com America's exit from Afghanistan has been one of the most divisive moments of the Biden administration. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is under fire from the Kabul Small Animal Rescue and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals over regulations that prevented 130 dogs from being evacuated from Kabul.

DLI (2021-09-02). Biden's "defiant" speech covered up Imperialist lies & shows the Empire's Cluelessness. indybay.org In his latest speech to the nation, White House Occupier Joe Biden defiantly defended the $6+ Trillion US Imperial mission in Afghanistan as "accomplished"! Without a single mention of the hundreds of Billions of bloodied war profits made by US arms peddlers like Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin et al, Joe Biden also lied about defeating al Qaeda. His convenient memory loss evidently couldn't recall that it was billions of US aid to Usama binLaden in the 1980s that spawned the al Qaeda network, and US Special Forces assassins didn't apprehend UBL for a trial back in 2010, but instead shot dead an invalid ex-CIA…

Catherine (2021-09-02). 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?>

WSWS (2021-09-02). Leading contenders in Germany's federal election promote militarism, police, social cuts and the wider spread of COVID-19. wsws.org The policies of the next German government were detailed at a debate among the three leading candidates for chancellor in the September 26 election.

WSWS (2021-09-02). Two Texas teachers die of COVID-19 in the same school district. wsws.org Across the United States, at least 48 teachers have died as school reopenings drive a new upsurge of the coronavirus pandemic…

WSWS (2021-09-02). Aurora, Colorado police officers and paramedics charged in 2019 death of Elijah McClain. wsws.org Two years after McClain was killed in a combination of a brutal assault by police and injection of ketamine by paramedics, a grand jury has brought a 32-count indictment against those involved.

ecns.cn (2021-09-02). New York governor declares state of emergency due to storm Ida. ecns.cn New York State governor Kathy Hochul declared her first state of emergency early Thursday as remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the region.

WSWS (2021-09-02). At least 1 million still without power in New Orleans and surrounding area three days after Hurricane Ida's landfall. wsws.org With sweltering summer heat following in Ida's wake, and no power or water, the situation is increasingly dire for the tens of thousands of New Orleans residents who weathered the storm.

sputniknews (2021-09-02). NYC Subway Hit by Flash Flooding as Hurricane Ida Ravages Big Apple – Videos. sputniknews.com New York Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier declared a state of emergency in the city over the heavy rainfall brought by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-09-02). Tuesday 9/21: War Is Killing the Planet/ International Day of Peace. indybay.org Nancy Pelosi's front door, 2640 Broadway, San Francisco…

_____ (2021-09-02). Why the U.S. Still Suffers from Covid. popularresistance.org The United States is as much a failed state now as it was when the pandemic began. Temporary unemployment benefits end in September, and millions of people were denied these funds when republican state legislatures decreed that they wanted people back at work. The Supreme Court struck down the eviction moratorium and 90% of the funds allocated to pay for rent relief remain unspent. Millions of people face the prospect of becoming unhoused.

Staff (2021-09-02). Headlines for September 2, 2021. democracynow.org Supreme Court Refuses to Halt Texas Anti-Abortion Law While Legal Challenges Proceed, Hurricane Ida's Remnants Bring Tornadoes, Flooding and Record Rainfall to Northeast, Gulf Coast Faces Shortages of Food, Water and Energy Days After Hurricane Ida's Landfall, U.N. Says Fivefold Increase in Extreme Weather Events Caused Over 2 Million Deaths Since 1970, Taliban Parade U.S.-Made Military Hardware as Refugees Gather at Afghanistan's Borders, New York Extends Eviction Moratorium Halted by U.S. Supreme Court, Texas School District Cancels Classes After 2 Teachers Die of COVID-19, Colorado Grand Jury Indicts 3 Cops, 2…

Fight Back (2021-09-02). 51st anniversary of 1970 Chicanx Moratorium celebrated with march and rally. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Hundreds took to the streets on August 29 to commemorate the 1970 Chicano Moratorium that took place 51 years ago. The Chicano Moratorium demanded an end to the war in Vietnam and an end to discrimination against Chicanos. | This year the crowd listened to speakers at a kick-off rally at Atlantic Park in East Los Angeles, before marching along the historic Whittier Boulevard. Demands of "Community control of the police," "Google LASD gangs," "We will never forget," "Jail killer sheriffs," and "Legalization for all" were carried by the marchers on posters and banners. Chants of "Chicano power!" "

Hamza Abu Eltarabesh (2021-09-02). Displaced by Israeli aggression, families angry at UN response. electronicintifada.net Thousands remain homeless after the destructive Israeli assault on Gaza in May.

Yves Engler (2021-09-02). Haiti's Debt of Independence. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-02). Iranian fuel tanker for Lebanon enters Syrian waters: report. en.mehrnews.com A Lebanese newspaper reports that the first Iranian oil tanker that carries fuel for Lebanon has arrived in Syrian waters.

Anonymous669 (2021-09-02). Senior Syrian Officers Visit Daraa Al-Bald As More Gunmen Join Reconciliation Process (Video, Photos). southfront.org File image. | On September 2, a delegation of senior Syrian officers visited the southern part of Daraa city, known as Daraa al-Balad, to inspect the situation and monitor the implementation of the new The delegation, which was accompanied by officers from the Russian Military Police and local leaders from Daraa al-Balad, was led by Major General Hossa…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-02). IRGC Officer Died After Sustaining 'Chemical Wounds' In Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On September 1, Iranian sources announced that an officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed in central Syria. | According to the sources, the officer, Mohammad Norouzi, sustained fetal "chemical wounds" while repelling an attack by ISIS cells in the outskirts of the ancient city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs. | Norouzi served as a military advisor in Syria for more than four years. He took part in several large-scale operations against ISIS and other terrori…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-02). Iranian Oil Diplomacy Projects Tehran's Influence On The Levant Amid Fuel War. southfront.org Illustrative ImageUnder severe US sanctions, Iran will need to cooperate with Beijing and Moscow to promote peace and prosperity in the Levant region. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | In Tehran, Hadi Bayginejad, a member of the Iranian parliament's energy committee, stated on Sunday that Iran must supply fuel to its allies, such as Syria, Lebanon, and Venezuela, which Iranian authorities describe as me…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-02). Iranian Tanker With Fuel For Lebanon In Syrian Territorial Waters. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | An Iranian tanker carrying fuel for Lebanon entered Syria's territorial waters, Lebanon's al-Akhbar outlet reported. | The outlet reported that the ship would unload the fuel cargo at a Syrian port, from where it would be transferred to Lebanon via tankers. | Informed sources said two other Iranian ships will deliver their fuel to Lebanon through the same mechanism, adding that the fourth vessel will probably depart Iran soon. | Additionally, Iran's Arabic-languag…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Turkey: one of world's three top producers of combat drones. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com World starts acknowledging success of Turkish drones: Erdogan With its unmanned combat aerial vehicle Akƒ±ncƒ±, Turkey has become one of the world's three most advanced countries in combat drone technology, Erdogan said, adding the world speaks about "the success of the armed drones used…in many conflict areas from Syria to Karabakh." **** Noting that Turkey …

Anonymous (2021-09-02). Palestine in Pictures: August 2021. electronicintifada.net A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine.

Global Research News (2021-09-02). Selected Articles: Never Has a Vaccine Harmed So Many. globalresearch.ca By Israel has blocked vaccinating the Palestinians because Israel doesn't want to help the remnants of the original population of Palestine as they are in …

Josh Frank (2021-09-02). CIA Stories: The Cuban Who Conned the CIA. counterpunch.org

Marc Vandepitte (2021-09-02). COVID-19 and the Economic Blockade Put Severe Pressure on Cuban Health Care. orinocotribune.com By Marc Vandepitte — Aug 28, 2021 | The Cuban health care system is among the best in the world, but today it's groaning under the weight of COVID-19. This is due to the economic blockade and the highly contagious delta variant. Now all resources are being placed in a rapid vaccination campaign. It is a race against time. | Cuba is experiencing difficult times. As a result of the tightened US economic blockade and the loss of tourism because of COVID-19, the country is going through a deep economic slump. Many basic products such as food and medicine have become scarce. | As if that weren't enough, the coron…

Editor2 (2021-09-02). Protest Washington's Economic War on Cuban Revolution. orinocotribune.com By Seth Galinsky — Sep 1, 2021 | Car and bike caravans, pickets and rallies to protest Washington's more than 60-year-long economic war on Cuba are planned Aug. 29 in a half dozen U.S. cities as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries. Some will take place the day before. The monthly caravans, which began last year, are helping to win new support to the fight against the U.S. government embargo. | Every U.S. president — Democrat and Republican alike — has sought to punish the Cuban people for overthrowing the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1, 1959, dismant…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-02). Taliban Fighters Felt 'Betrayed' Because US Troops Disabled Many Warplanes Before Leaving Kabul — Report. southfront.org Taliban fighters in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, in June. IMAGE: Parwiz Parwiz/Reuters | Taliban fighters felt "angry" and "betrayed" after discovering that US troops had disabled dozens of aircraft before completing their withdrawal from the Afghan capital Kabul, the Al Jazeera English reported on September 1. | US troops withdrew from Kabul airport on August 30. Before departing, the troops "demilitarized" 73 aircraft, according to Gen. Frank McKenzie commander of the US Central Command. | Al Jazeera reporter Charlo…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-09-02). Questions with New Reports that US Forces Gunned Down Civilians After Kabul Blast. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Aug 28, 2021 | A new BBC report shows eyewitnesses at the scene of the deadly Kabul airport explosion on Thursday saying that a significant number of the 170 Afghans killed in the attack actually died from gunfire by the US-led alliance in the chaos following the blast. | "Many we spoke to, including eyewitnesses, said significant numbers of those killed were shot dead by US forces in the panic after the blast," the BBC's Secunder Kermani New on MoA: | The Never Ending Lies About The War On Afgha…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Turkey, Qatar to take over Kabul airport: reports. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey most reliable country for Kabul airport mission: Hekmatyar Afghanistan does not have the necessary means to ensure the security of Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport and requires the support of a foreign country in this regard, Afghanistan's former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said Tuesday, underlining that Turkey is the best and most reliable candidate …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Pakistan in talks on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkmenistan, Pakistan Discuss Bilateral Ties, Stability in Afghanistan …the implementation of several joint infrastructure projects, including the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline (TAPI) and laying of power transmission and fiber-optic lines along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan route, has been discussed.

ecns.cn (2021-09-02). America First: What has the U.S. left Afghanistan after 20 years?>. ecns.cn As the last American soldier left Hamid Karzai International Airport inKabul, Afghanistan on Monday, gunfire was heard in celebration of the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from the war-torn country.

_____ (2021-09-02). Afghanistan Collapse Reveals Beltway Media's Loyalty To Permanent War State. popularresistance.org 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 defense of the military's desire for an indefinite presence in the country.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). U.S. Marine Corps attaché has Georgian medal conferred on him. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Since the "Rose Revolution" occurred in 2003 the U.S. Marine Corps has trained its Georgian legionaries for war in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Ossetia and with Russia in 2008. Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze awarded Lt. Col. Carl Witt with the Departmental Medal "General Giorgi Kvinitadze" Deputy Commander of the Defense Forces, Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze …

Shane Quinn (2021-09-02). US Covert Operations in Afghanistan, Support for Extremists. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-02). EU plans detention camps for Afghan refugees across Central Asia. wsws.org While posturing as concerned for Afghans' human rights, the EU is spending vast sums to keep them from traveling to Europe and instead housing them in prison camps.

Sohail Mahmood (2021-09-02). United States, NATO, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: Analysis of the Politics. counterpunch.org Earlier, in July 2021, President Biden had decided to withdraw US forces by 31 August, declared that "the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely". Much to the surprise of everyone, on August 15, 2021 Afghanistan's Ghani government had collapsed, and the Taliban took over control of Kabul. The fall of Kabul to

Paul Strutynski (2021-09-02). The Great Double Standard. counterpunch.org One thing we should not forget about the Afghanistan War is the US double standard that helped precipitate it, and which underpins most US foreign interventions. Some may recall that in 2001 the US demanded the Taliban hand over Osama Bin Laden without any extradition treaty, any evidence of his culpability in the 9/11 bombings, and without considering alternative Taliban suggestions such as adjudication by the International Court at the Hague.

Ben Norton (2021-09-02). How elite US institutions created Afghanistan's neoliberal President Ashraf Ghani, who stole $169 million from his country. thegrayzone.com Before he stole $169 million and fled his failed state in disgrace, Afghanistan's puppet President Ashraf Ghani was formed in elite American universities, given US citizenship, trained in neoliberal economics by the World Bank, glorified in the media as an "incorruptible" technocrat, and coached by powerful DC think tanks like the Atlantic Council. No individual is more emblematic of the corruption, criminality, and moral rot at the heart of the 20-year US occupation of Afghanistan than President Ashraf Ghani. As …

_____ (2021-09-02). Don't Wage Economic War On Afghanistan. popularresistance.org Sanctions advocates from the hardline Foundation for Defense of Democracies recently made the case for piling on sanctions on Afghanistan by adding the Taliban to both the FTO list and the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Hawks have been disastrously wrong about the use of sanctions for decades, and now they propose to strangle a country that has been wracked by war for the last four decades. The last thing that Afghanistan needs after generations of armed conflict is a new US economic war.

TASS (2021-09-02). Beijing invites US to give thought to Putin's words on its mission in Afghanistan. tass.com According to Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin, the United States' attempts to impose American democracy on Afghanistan have only resulted in a mess and chaos…

Staff (2021-09-02). Was Afghanistan the First "Feminist War"? Examining the Role of "White Feminism" in the Longest U.S. War. democracynow.org With the official end of the War in Afghanistan, we speak with Rafia Zakaria, author of "Against White Feminism," about how U.S. officials used the plight of the women in the country to justify the 2001 invasion and subsequent occupation. "Feminism has been delegitimized in Afghanistan because it is associated with an occupying force," says Zakaria. "Now Afghan women are left to pick up the pieces and deal with the Taliban."

WSWS (2021-09-02). IYSSE (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting on US debacle in Afghanistan. wsws.org The US invasion of Afghanistan was part of Washington's attempts to strengthen its position against its main rivals—China and Russia—and the European imperialist powers, its supposed allies.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-09-02). 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…

_____ (2021-09-02). On Propaganda and Failed Narratives: New Understanding of Afghanistan Is a Must. commondreams.org "He never should've been stopped, he never should've been brutalized, he never should've been handcuffed, and he never should have been given Ketamine." Sheneen McClain, Elijah's mother…

Anand Naidoo (2021-09-02). The Heat: Regional impact of U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover. america.cgtn.com After the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, what are the regional implications?>

_____ (2021-09-02). Let's Open the Books: We Need a Truth Commission for the Afghan War. commondreams.org Deep inequities that allow whole zip codes to stay impoverished and polluted have to change.

_____ (2021-09-02). 'The Climate Crisis Is an Inequality Crisis,' Says Ocasio-Cortez After Deadly Storm Hits Northeast. commondreams.org Afghanistan is now in urgent need of a government that truly represents the people of its country.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-02). Northern Resistance Front Stops Taliban Assault As Panjshir Negotiations Fail. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 1st, the Taliban called on the holdout bastion of the Panjshir Valley to lay down their arms, as resistance fighters said they had repulsed heavy attacks. | The National Resistance Front (NRF), comprising anti-Taliban militia fighters and former Afghan security forces, has vowed to defend the enclave as the Islamist group sends fighters to encircle the area. | Underlining the aim of resistance forces to defeat the Taliban, former Afghan…

Staff (2021-09-02). US Used "Feminism" to Sell Invasion. Now Afghan Women Must Pick Up the Pieces. truthout.org With the official end of the War in Afghanistan, we speak with Rafia Zakaria, author of Against White Feminism, about how U.S. officials used the plight of the women in the country to justify the 2001 invasion and subsequent occupation. "Feminism has been delegitimized in Afghanistan because it is associated with an occupying force," says Zakaria. "Now Afghan women are left to pick up the pieces and deal with the Taliban." | Please check back later for full transcript.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Georgia provides NATO with transit hub for Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As it has for almost twenty years. The phrase "Georgian, Norwegian, Swedish, and other member states of NATO" is not far from the truth. Georgia Provides Transit Hub for Afghanistan Evacuations According to the August 26 statement, military cargo planes of the NATO Military Cargo Transportation Organization are currently stationed at Tbilisi airport, performing daily …

Staff (2021-09-02). Afghan Women's Network Pres.: Women's Rights May Go Back 200 Years If Taliban Not Held Accountable. democracynow.org Mahbouba Seraj, president of the Afghan Women's Network and a longtime advocate for women's rights, says the Taliban have already restricted women's freedoms since taking over the country, despite their assurances that they have shifted their views since the last time they were in power. "If they continue like this, … Afghanistan will go back another 200 years," says Seraj. "One cannot just disregard the women of Afghanistan and say they don't exist. This doesn't work."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-02). Post-Taliban takeover, what will happen to healthcare in Afghanistan? peoplesdispatch.org With the Taliban now in power, what will happen to healthcare in Afghanistan? Under the US occupation, Afghanistan's health system became completely dependent on international NGOs. The country does not have a proper public health system of its own. Farooq Tariq from the People's South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation talks about the challenges ahead for the people of Afghanistan.

Ethan Huff (2021-09-02). Is this Science or a Cult? CDC Director Walensky Says "Hope" Is Behind Booster Shots, "Not Data" globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). NATO eyes world's sixth-largest nation: Brazil, U.S. in first joint Gulf of Guinea exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hershel "Woody" Williams Joins Brazilian Navy for Inaugural Operation Guinex The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) participated in the first iteration of the Brazilian-led, Gulf of Guinea exercise called Operation Guinex with the Brazilian Frigate Independencia, Aug. 23, 2021. Guinex is the first exercise off of Africa's Atlantic coast to have …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). We had forgotten that he was mortal: Mikis Theodorakis dies. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Speech of Mikis Theodorakis — Greeks against bombing of Serbia KathimeriniSeptember 2, 2021 Preeminent composer Mikis Theodorakis dies Mikis Theodorakis, a towering figure in Greek music who was instrumental in raising global awareness of Greece's plight during the 1967-74 military dictatorship, died on Thursday at the age of 96. President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said Theodorakis was …

WSWS (2021-09-02). SEP California gubernatorial candidate David Moore interviewed on KPFK. wsws.org David Moore, the SEP gubernatorial candidate for California is interviewed live on KPFK 90.7 FM.

WSWS (2021-09-02). Union attempts to betray striking Massachusetts nurses six months into their struggle. wsws.org The MNA agreed to a tentative proposal to sell out the 25-week strike at St. Vincent hospital after secret negotiations.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-09-02). US Slips Out of Kabul but Is Vengeful. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-02). Defeat bipartisan drive in Australia to de-register political parties! wsws.org Amid the global resurgence of COVID-19, anti-democratic bills have been rushed through Australia's parliament to suppress opposition to the criminal "reopening" drive by the capitalist class.

Christopher D. Cook (2021-09-02). Let's Honor Labor Day by Protecting Workers. progressive.org It's not too late for President Biden to follow through with his promise to America's essential workers.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). NATO snipers practice picking off Belarusian, Russian servicemen. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Soldiers With NATO eFP Lithuania Refine Military Basics…. In June, soldiers with NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group Lithuania mastered their marksmanship skills…. The Best Infantry Squad competition was held in Lithuania, near the town of Rukla. The annual tactical competition was organized by the Lithuanian Armed Forces and included live-firing elements. Here, too, …

WSWS (2021-09-02). California's Caldor wildfire forces 22,000 to flee South Lake Tahoe. wsws.org The Caldor Fire as a whole has burned more then 204,000 acres, remains only 20 percent contained and is threatening the popular resort area.

ecns.cn (2021-09-02). China criticizes European Parliament's report on relations with Taiwan for violating one-China principle. ecns.cn The Chinese Mission to the European Union on Wednesday criticized an "EU-Taiwan Political Relations and Cooperation" report for seriously violating the one-China principle.

Gregory Elich (2021-09-02). The Balkan Project Washington Wants to Derail. counterpunch.org As work nears completion in the first phase of an ambitious project in Montenegro to develop a highway that will connect the Adriatic port of Bar with Serbia, Western officials and mainstream media are ramping up attacks on the endeavor. Western commentators are united in condemnation, ranging from fear-mongering over China's role to disparaging the plan's viability. Consistently, they dismiss it as "the highway to nowhere," implying foolishness on the part of Montenegro and presenting it as a cautionary tale on the dangers of doing business with China. The theme fits neatly within the framework of Washington's c…

In Contempt (2021-09-02). In Contempt #8: #ShutEmDown2021; Running Down the Walls 2021; Biden Expanding Repression; Kinetik Justice on Hunger Strike. itsgoingdown.org This month's column comes out right in the middle of two separate ongoing calls to action. Across the so-called US, Jailhouse Lawyers Speak have put out a call for abolitionist demonstrations under the banner of "Shut 'Em Down 2021," running from the 50th anniversary of George Jackson's killing on August 21st to the 50th anniversary…

It's Going Down (2021-09-02). This Is America #147: Anti-Frat Action Goes Wild; Daryle Lamont Jenkins on Current Terrain; Philly ABC; Organizing Offline. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This is America, September 1st, 2021. On today's episode, first we speak with Daryle Lamont Jenkins about his recent travels to New York for an antifascist film festival and Portland for a mass convergence against the Proud Boys. We talk about fighting the far-Right in a post-J6 world, the need to build alternatives…

Jon Rappoport (2021-09-02). CDC/FDA Smoking Gun of Smoking Guns. The RT-PCR Test. globalresearch.ca

Lawrence Wittner (2021-09-02). Building Social Solidarity Across National Boundaries. counterpunch.org Is it possible to build social solidarity beyond the state? It's easy to conclude that it's not. In 1915, as national governments produced the shocking carnage of World War I, Ralph Chaplin, an activist in the Industrial Workers of the World, wrote his stirring song, "Solidarity Forever." Taken up by unions around the globe, it

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-09-02). Alienation: How the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Become Poorer. anchor.fm In this episode, I have on my homie Ramiro, aka Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez on Youtube, and also the host of Unmasking Imperialism a show that is dedicated to unmasking the propaganda of US Imperialism. We discuss the economic theories of Marx such as Alienation: the separation of one laborer from the products of their own labor, its value, and its use. We also discuss Surplus Value, Class Struggle, and things such as the wealth gap and how it became so massive. I hope you'll enjoy the show! | Ramiro's stuff: | www.youtube.com/c/RamiroSebasti%C3%A1nF%…

Kevin Gosztola (2021-09-02). Listen To The Sixth Episode Of 'Primary Sources' With Thomas Drake (Exclusive For Paid Subscribers). thedissenter.org Image of Thomas Drake from Defending Rights and Dissent's "Primary Sources" website | In the sixth episode of the "Primary Sources" podcast, NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake joins host Chip Gibbons to discuss how he became the United States Justice Department's "signature case" for resurrecting the Espionage Act in the 2000s. | Drake maintained his oath to the U.S. Constitution by challenging post-9/11 surveillance programs, when it was clear they would not adequately protect the privacy of Americans. He filed an internal complaint and ultimately became the target of a leak investigation. &#…

WSWS (2021-09-02). Australia: Mental health workers continue stopwork action. wsws.org Victorian mental health workers are continuing their campaign of industrial action over their stalled enterprise bargaining agreement.

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-02). The Labor Day Dreams of Black Workers. ips-dc.org As our second pandemic Labor Day approaches, Black worker leaders are determined to never again bear the brunt of a national crisis as they have under COVID-19. | At least four U.S. employees have now been killed as they tried to enforce mask mandates — and Countless other Black Americans, who make up a

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-02). The Long Shadow of Hunger in India. libya360.wordpress.com Newsclick From tribal communities in the forests to daily wage workers in the metros, hunger afflicted millions of Indians throughout the last year. Meanwhile, the central government had massive stocks of grain The COVID-19 pandemic and the government's ill-conceived and heartless response have left the people of India devastated. The unprecedented loss of jobs and…

Anonymous (2021-09-02). Video: "There should be music in all our lives" electronicintifada.net Students jam together at the Edward Said music institute in Gaza. | | | | | | | | | | | | …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-02). After months of protest, officers and paramedics indicted for Elijah McClain's death. peoplesdispatch.org Five people — three police officers and two paramedics — were indicted by a grand jury in the US state of Colorado, two years after Elijah McClain's death. They face charges on a total of 32 counts, including manslaughter and negligent homicide…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Fraternal Turkey, Azerbaijan train for new Caucasus war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijani, Turkish servicemen begin joint training exercises in Baku The training with the participation of Azerbaijani and Turkish military personnel is aimed at improving the mutual activity of the army units of the two countries, developing skills in making military decisions, and managing units by commanders. The tasks for conducting an underwater attack and underwater …

_____ (2021-09-02). Pressure Is Building On President Biden To Step In And Stop Line 3. popularresistance.org The actions of the last week, from St. Paul to the White House, were a beautiful expression of solidarity. Across the country, communities came together to turn up the volume on the opposition to Line 3 to the point that Biden can no longer ignore us. It was also a declaration of hope that we can still stop this dangerous pipeline, despite Enbridge's claim that they've nearly completed construction.

Joris Leverink (2021-09-02). Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: How Are We "Ruled by Abstractions?" roarmag.org Season 3, Episode 19 — How Are We "Ruled by Abstractions?": | In this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey examines Marx's use of the notion of abstractions to develop a general theory of capital and his critique of capitalism. Harvey identifies different levels of abstraction used by Marx: scale, perspective of production, perspective of circulation and distribution and the contradictions that exist between production and circulation. | Marx, Harvey asserts, also differentiates between the concrete abstractions of a capitalist system, such as price of commodities and wages rates, and theoretical abstractio…

Staff (2021-09-02). We are living in the hell Ronald Reagan made. therealnews.com Last month marked the grim anniversary of one of the darkest days in American labor history. Forty years ago, President Ronald Regan crushed a strike by the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), fired over 11,000 federal workers, and declared "open season" on the labor movement. In the years that followed, replacing striking workers became a commonplace practice in the private sector, union membership declined to historic lows, the wealth and power of the 1% exploded while real wages for most workers have remained stagnant, despite workers in the US being more productive than ever. The…

Pepe Escobar (2021-09-02). Back to the Future: Talibanistan, Year 2000. globalresearch.ca

Paul Von Blum (2021-09-02). James Loewen's Crusade for Real History Is More Necessary than Ever. progressive.org The late author's "Lies My Teacher Told Me" changed the way we think about learning history; his voice is essential now that discussing racism in classrooms is coming under attack.

_____ (2021-09-02). Falling In Love With Your Community. popularresistance.org Today's world is complex and messed up. All the suffering among the great majorities for many people is just one more number while an increasing number of human beings are or feel isolated, depressed and alone, burdened down by the social consequences of decadent capitalism. However, in this hostile context Nicaragua, physically small but morally gigantic, is making real efforts to rebuild the country's neighborhoods as social and political units, a mutual support network based on solidarity.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Estonia: NATO team evaluates fifth-generation warplanes near Russian border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Evaluation Team Confirm Italian and Estonian Baltic Air Policing Capabilities A multinational NATO evaluation team from Allied Air Command conducted a no-notice Tactical Evaluation (TACEVAL) on the Italian Air Force F-35 detachment based in àÑmari Air Base, Estonia on August 25. **** "In future, evaluations such as this will be conducted to ensure that NATO …

WSWS (2021-09-02). Hitler admirer and congressman Madison Cawthorn threatens "bloodshed" at pro-Trump rally in North Carolina. wsws.org The 26-year-old freshman congressman repeated Trump's "stolen election" lies, threatened civil war and supported efforts to "bust out" fascists and militia members imprisoned for their role in the storming of the US Capitol on January 6.

John Perry (2021-09-02). Ordinary Nicaraguans Should Guide Progressive Left's Stance. counterpunch.org As elections approach in Nicaragua, there has been a spate of left-wing criticism of Daniel Ortega's government that, to someone living in the country, seems bizarrely out of sync with what most Nicaraguans see as their pressing priorities. A string of opinion polls confirm what my day-to-day conversations tell me: that support for government policies

L. Ali Khan (2021-09-02). A Food Pandemic Infects America. counterpunch.org A food pandemic means the abundance of disease-causing foods (pathogenic foods) people consume regularly and consequently develop life-threatening morbidities. The U.S. has been infected with a food pandemic for many years, now spreading to other countries. In 2020, the U.S. life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years from 78.8 to 77.3 years, which is facially attributable

WSWS (2021-09-02). Pseudo-left presidential candidate Gabriel Boric intervenes to close down 83-day strike in Chile. wsws.org The fraud that the Tottus agreement is an "unprecedented victory" should be treated with contempt. Without invalidating the courageous stand of the 189 Tottus retail workers, it must be stated frankly that the union apparatus transformed the strike into an election campaign stunt.

Staff (2021-09-02). European Union 'Welcomes' Radical Opposition's Decision to Participate in 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, September 1, the European Union (EU) welcomed the decision of the radical Venezuelan opposition, united under the group of parties known as G4, to participate in the regional elections of November 21, and reiterated that the European body is studying the possibility of sending an electoral observation mission. However, many Venezuelans see the G4 decision as an order that its leaders received from the US and the European Union. | After the Venezuelan radical opposition coalition announced its position on the upcoming elections, the spokesperson for the European Commission for Foreign Affairs, Peter…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-02). Droning Disasters: A US Strike on Kabul. counterpunch.org No more profoundly disturbing statement was needed. In the dying days of the official US departure from Kabul, a US drone etched its butcher's legacy with a strike supposedly intended for the blood-lusty terrorist group ISIS-K, an abbreviation of Islamic State in Khorasan Province. Its members had taken responsibility for blasts outside Harmid Karzai International

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Bulgaria: U.S. airmen, aircraft arrive for joint exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Airmen and C-130 aircraft arrive in Bulgaria for Thracian Summer U.S. Air Force Airmen and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, are participating in bilateral training with the Bulgarian air force during Thracian Summer 2021, a flying training deployment and off-station training event in …

John Goss (2021-09-02). North / South Korea COVID Divide. globalresearch.ca

Sophia Lin Lakin (2021-09-02). Redistricting is Starting — Here's What You Need to Know. aclu.org Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau provided the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico with population counts to use in their redrawing of the electoral district boundaries for representation in Congress, state legislatures, and many county and municipal offices. This data release marks the official start of the once-in-a-decade redistricting process that will determine the allocation of political power and representation at every level of government across the country for the next ten years. | As the redistricting process begins in communities and jurisdictions across the United States, state le…

Before It's News (2021-09-02). The Australian Truck Blockade Is ON! globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-02). àÅñez Coup Plotters Tried to Shoot Down Evo Morales' Plane Heading to Mexico (AMLO). orinocotribune.com President López Obrador revealed the details of "how we decided to give Evo Morales protection and asylum" in his latest book. | Bolivian coup leaders fired a rocket at the Mexican Air Force (FAM) plane that rescued Evo Morales, the former president of the South American country, in November 2019, detailed the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in his new book published on August 30. | The next day, on Tuesday August 31, López Obrador declared in his morning press conference that in his most recent book, Midway Along the Path, he tells "how we decided to give protection and asylum to Evo Morales,"

The Grayzone (2021-09-02). North Korean Defectors and Other Frauds Recruited by the US Regime. dissidentvoice.org If people want to know what the circumstances of life are like somewhere, likeliest the best way is to actually go there and see for oneself. Otherwise one relies on other sources of information. On Foreign Agents, Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton expose the biggest frauds recruited as defectors and dissidents to lie about Official …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-02). Protests surge in Thailand surge as govt. faces no-confidence motion. peoplesdispatch.org Protests have intensified in Thailand against the poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic. A no-confidence motion has also been moved against prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his colleagues, including public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul.

Staff (2021-09-02). Care workers have gone through hell for us—will we show up for them? therealnews.com The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has thrown America's deeply dysfunctional system of caregiving into sharp relief: overcrowded and understaffed nursing homes

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-02). 20 years of 'war on terror' have caused nearly a million deaths, says report. peoplesdispatch.org The overall estimate of the monetary cost of the war goes beyond USD 8 trillion by the US alone. Its allies, including the UK, Australia, and Germany, would have spent a greater amount collectively…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-02). Mexican security forces repress migrant caravan, arrest around 100. peoplesdispatch.org Since August 28, more than 1,000 migrants have set off on a journey from the Tapachula municipality in Mexico to the US, with the hope to apply for a humanitarian asylum there. In the past three days, the security forces have detained more than 200 migrants…

ecns.cn (2021-09-02). Hybrid rice trial sees major success. ecns.cn Renowned agricultural expert Yuan Longping, known as the "father of hybrid rice", died in May at the age of 91, but his legacy lives on, most recently with the successful trial planting of his giant rice variety in Chongqing's Dazu district.

Michael Hudson (2021-09-02). Soros' Dream: To Turn China Into a Neoliberal Grabitization Opportunity. counterpunch.org In a Financial Times op-ed, "Investors in Xi's China face a rude awakening" (August 30, 2021), George Soros writes that Xi's "crackdown on private enterprise shows he does not understand the market economy. … Xi Jinping, China's leader, has collided with economic reality. His crackdown on private enterprise has been a significant drag on the

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-02). Black Labor Leaders and Advocates Reflect on the Pandemic and What Comes Next. ips-dc.org We asked nine leading Black labor organizers and policy advocates how to advance racial equity in the COVID recovery — and beyond. Here are their responses.

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-09-02). Confessions of a Secret Controlled Demolitions Special Operative for 911. counterpunch.org An insane person knows they are sane and the rest of the world is crazy, and that is why it should be feared. A truly sane person knows they are crazy and the rest of the world is sane, and that is why it should be feared. I have learned from experience that the best

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-02). Progressives in Poland ask government to welcome refugees. peoplesdispatch.org Political hostilities between the European Union and Belarus have led to a humanitarian crisis as hundreds of refugees remain stranded at Belarus' borders with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia…

Junaid S. Ahmad (2021-09-02). The Fall of Kabul, "The Fall of Democracy". Hubris of Western Plutocracies. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). U.S., Ukraine to adopt Charter for Strategic Partnership. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine, United States to adopt Strategic Partnership Charter in autumn, consider plan for Ukraine's transformation — Kuleba "This autumn, Secretary of State [Antony] Blinken and I will hold a meeting of the updated Strategic Partnership Commission, and most importantly, we will adopt the new Charter for Strategic Partnership between Ukraine and the United States," [Foreign …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Czech Republic to host "theatre-realistic," live-fire drills with U.S., other NATO allies. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Czech Republic Hosts Multinational JTAC Exercise Ample Strike Ample Strike 2021, the traditional Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) exercise will take place in the Czech Republic offering theatre-realistic training scenarios for eight Allies. For the eighth consecutive time the Czech Republic will host the multinational live-fly/live-firing exercise Ample Strike….JTACs and aircraft the Czech Armed Force …

WSWS (2021-09-02). Dana workers reject sweatshop contract pushed by UAW and USW. wsws.org As workers voted down the contract by massive margins, the UAW is ramping up its intimidation campaign. In Lima, Ohio, UAW Local 1765 President P.J. Meyer reportedly assaulted a female rank-and-file worker and threatened to "whip her ass."

_____ (2021-09-02). Organizing Against Militarism From Israel To Europe. popularresistance.org This whole process is one in which both EU security agencies and European states purchase military equipment, including small arms, drones, ships and cybersecurity technology as part of their border security policies — much of which is sourced within the EU. This is also where the Israeli arms industry comes into the story. As the Israeli Database of Military and Security Equipment (DIMSE) shows, Israeli arms play a significant role in the militarization of EU borders.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-02). 20 Years of US 'War on Terror' Have Caused Nearly a Million Deaths. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Photo: Wikimedia Commons The overall estimate of the monetary cost of the war goes beyond USD 8 trillion by the US alone. Its allies, including the UK, Australia, and Germany, would have spent a greater amount collectively The US-led war on terror has killed almost a million people and cost USD 8 trillion…

WSWS (2021-09-02). Australia: Victorian Labor government declares it necessary to "live with the virus" wsws.org The Labor administration's declaration that it is abandoning any attempt to eradicate COVID transmission has been hailed by the financial press and the federal government as a crucial step forward in a homicidal "reopening" drive.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-02). David Smolansky and Delsa Solórzano Reject Electoral Route Chosen by G4. orinocotribune.com David Smolansky issued a call from Washington—where he lives—through his Twitter account, asking his followers not to participate in the 21N regional elections. The opposition's divisions are so intense in every field that they do not even make an attempt to hide them. This fugitive from Venezuelan justice continues his political operations from the United States. | Not only Smolansky called for abstention: the political operator Carla Angola—a Venezuelan extreme-right journalist based in Miami—also attacked Guaidó and other opponents. They expressed their frustration that Guaidó and the G…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). U.S.-Ukrainian defense partnership agreement to "counter Russian aggression," prepare Ukraine for NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S.-Ukrainian Defense Partnership Agreement contains specific arrangements — Zavytnevych The agreement on the strategic principles of defense partnership between the United States and Ukraine contains specific arrangements, Head of the parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence Oleksandr Zavytnevych…said. **** The MP said the clauses of the agreement "provide for testing of weapons and …

_____ (2021-09-02). Nicaragua Launches New Plan To Fight Poverty And Promote Human Development. popularresistance.org Ivan Acosta is Nicaragua's minister of housing and public credit, with responsibility for key aspects of government planning. In July, he presented the country's new "National Plan for the Fight against Poverty and for Human Development." This builds on the achievements of Nicaragua's Sandinista government since it returned to power in 2007 and sets out how they will continue if Daniel Ortega's government is returned at November's elections. Ivan Acosta is currently subject to personal US sanctions, along with many other Nicaraguan government officials and their family members. | Codepinks's Teri Mattson spoke to…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-09-02). Assassination of Robert Kennedy: New Evidence Implicates CIA, LAPD, FBI and Mafia as Plotters in Elaborate "Hit" Plan to Prevent RFK From Ever Reaching White House. globalresearch.ca . | "The …

WSWS (2021-09-02). Marcia Walters, widow of Danny Walters, sends message of support to auto parts workers. wsws.org Danny Walters died June 2, 2021, after having a seizure at the Dana plant in Dry Ridge Kentucky.

SAM (2021-09-02). Who's Raking Off All Your Awful Office Meetings? inequality.org

WSWS (2021-09-02). North Korea restarts its nuclear facilities. wsws.org While it has called for talks with Pyongyang, the Biden administration has maintained the crippling sanctions imposed on North Korea under Obama and Trump.

_____ (2021-09-02). Indigenous Resistance Disrupts Billions Of Tons Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annually. popularresistance.org The report analyzes the impact that Indigenous resistance to fossil fuel projects in the United States and Canada has had on greenhouse gas emissions over the past 10 years. From the struggle against the Cherry Point coal export terminal in Lummi territory to fights against pipelines crossing critical waterways, Indigenous land defenders have exercised their rights and responsibilities to not only stop fossil fuel projects in their tracks, but establish precedents to build successful social justice movements.

WSWS (2021-09-02). The tragic shooting and suicide in South Haven, Michigan. wsws.org This relatively "minor" episode did not even qualify as a "mass shooting," according to a website that tracks such events.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-02). US jury indicts police and medics in the killing of Elijah McClain and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the indictment of police and paramedics in the killing of Elijah McClain, the new abortion law enforced in the US state of Texas, and more…

WSWS (2021-09-02). Near-total abortion ban goes into effect in Texas. wsws.org The law went into effect after the US Supreme Court declined to act on an emergency request.

Martin Fackler (2021-09-02). Media Coverage of Fukushima, Ten Years Later. asia-pacificresearch.com

Xinhua (2021-09-02). China Announces Massive Greening Plan to Achieve Carbon Goals. asia-pacificresearch.com

Children's Health Defense (2021-09-02). AP Breaks with Mainstream Media Narrative: Time to Retire 'Pandemic of the Unvaccinated' Sound Bite. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-09-02). 60% of Those Older than 50 "Who Die from COVID" Are Double Vaxxed. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-02). WildEarth Guardians To File Suit To Protect Clean Air From Fracking. popularresistance.org WildEarth Guardians announced this week its intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to crack down on smog pollution in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico, where unchecked fracking is taking a dangerous toll on clean air.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-09-02). Iowa City: Thousands Take to Streets and Attack Frat House at Center of Brutal Sexual Assault. itsgoingdown.org Report on recent riotous student mobilization against a frat well known for carrying out sexual assault in so-called Iowa City, Iowa. Content Warning: Reports of sexual assault. photo: @Ollie_XVX According to an online petition that has now been signed almost 100K times: On the night of September 5th 2020, a freshman girl went to hang…

TASS (2021-09-02). Snowden says no chance he can win Nobel Peace Prize. tass.com In January 2021, Mairead Maguire, the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner, nominated Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning for the prize…

TASS (2021-09-02). Panjshir resistance hands over bodies of Taliban fighters killed in clashes. tass.com The Taliban have been keeping Panjshir under siege for over a week, with clashes at approaches to the region being reported for several days as the radicals seek to capture resistance outposts…

sputniknews (2021-09-02). Capitol Police Chief 'Confident' Authorities Will Keep DC Secure During Pro-Capitol Riot Protest. sputniknews.com The Metropolitan Police Department issued an alert last month urging the entire force to postpone any upcoming vacations ahead of a September 18 protest. The demonstration, dubbed "Justice for J6," was organized in support of rioters who violently stormed the US Capitol building on January 6 to contest the results of the 2016 election.

Staff (2021-09-02). Elijah McClain Pleaded "I Can't Breathe" Before His 2019 Death. Now 3 Police, 2 Paramedics Charged. democracynow.org Three police officers and two paramedics in Colorado have been criminally charged in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who was tackled by police, placed in a chokehold and later injected with a large amount of the powerful sedative ketamine. McClain, who was not suspected of any crime, suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital and died several days later. His death sparked nationwide protests and led to new police accountability legislation being passed in Colorado. "This case has made sweeping changes," says Colorado state Representative Leslie Herod. "But I've got to tell you:…

Nick Vachon (2021-09-02). Progressives Now Hold the Cards in Congress. zcomm.org The budget standoff revealed a new power balance in the Democratic Party…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-09-02). 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.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-02). Chinese Not Welcome: Canada's Political Elite Rekindles Long History of China-Hating. libya360.wordpress.com Steve Lalla Photo: Fred Dufour/The Canadian Press/AP, Pool Photo In the runup to its federal election on September 20, Canada's leading parties have leaned heavily on anti-China rhetoric, as they have done since the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867. Sadly, these unscrupulous attempts to appeal to Canadian voters' basest motives may find…

_____ (2021-09-02). 'I'm Asking for a Green New Deal!' At Least 14 Dead as Floods Devastate New York City Area. commondreams.org The very idea of this man being ambassador to quite literally anywhere is laughably absurd.

_____ (2021-09-02). Your Zip Code Should Not Impede Your Right to Clean Air and Water. commondreams.org "You don't get an insurrection on January 6 and all threats of violence go away. In fact, the fear is that future planning will produce other violent acts."

Editor2 (2021-09-02). Amazon, "Economic Terrorism" and the Destruction of Competition and Livelihoods. orinocotribune.com By Colin Todhunter — Aug 29, 2021 | Global corporations are colonising India's retail space through e-commerce and destroying small-scale physical retail and millions of livelihoods. | Walmart entered into India in 2016 with a US$3.3 billion take-over of the online retail start-up Jet.com. This was followed in 2018 with a US$16 billion take-over of India's largest online retail platform, Flipkart. Today, Walmart and Amazon control almost two thirds of India's digital retail sector. | Amazon and Walmart have a record of using predatory pricing, deep discounts and other unfair business practices to attract cus…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Biden backs Ukraine's NATO membership, Pentagon chief to visit soon: Zelensky. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden personally supports Ukraine's membership in NATO — Zelensky U.S. President Joe Biden supports Ukraine's accession to NATO, but the parties have not discussed how or when this will happen, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. **** "We talked about the place and role that Ukraine should play in the Alliance. I feel this, and I …

_____ (2021-09-02). 'When We Drill, We Spill': Climate-Fueled Ida Behind Suspected Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico. commondreams.org TaxTheRich.com will "help educate, train, and mobilize activists and everyday Americans" concerned about tax justice, the group explained.

_____ (2021-09-02). While Welcoming Indictments, Advocates Say Charges in Elijah McClain Killing Are 'Not Justice'. commondreams.org Attempts to expand government powers and to predict violence based on beliefs remain ineffective.

sputniknews (2021-09-02). Colorado Grand Jury Indicts Police Officers, Paramedics for 2019 Death of Elijah McClain. sputniknews.com Five activists successfully fought a slew of charges issued last year after helping organize Aurora, Colorado's largest-ever protests, which demanded justice for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after a confrontation initiated by police in which he was given a fatal dose of ketamine in an ostensible bid to calm him down.

Staff (2021-09-02). Collins's Support for Kavanaugh Laid Path to Texas Abortion Law, Critics Say. truthout.org In a 2018 speech announcing her

Dr. Peter Doshi (2021-09-02). Does the FDA Think These Data Justify the First Full Approval of a COVID-19 Vaccine? BMJ. globalresearch.ca On 28 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-02). Outrage in US following Texas abortion ban. peoplesdispatch.org The law passed by the Texas state legislature, called the "heartbeat bill", effectively bans abortions by limiting window to legally terminate pregnancy at six weeks and also rewards those reporting any attempted abortion…

Jon Miltimore (2021-09-02). Harvard Epidemiologist Says the Case for COVID Vaccine Passports Was Just Demolished. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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….

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-02). How Eritrea Elevates the Horn. libya360.wordpress.com Obi Egbuna Jr. It appears the Ethiopian Government is being punished for signing a historic peace agreement with Eritrea three years ago, while Eritrea is paying the price because they are in existence. For Colonialist and Imperialist culture, the blowing of the bugle represents a signal that symbolizes their commitment to military warfare and global…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-09-02). Labor supports new electoral attack on small parties' rights. greenleft.org.au Australia's already

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-09-02). Former Pfizer VP Michael Yeadon: 'The Gloves Are Off,' UK Government to Inject All 12-15-year-olds Without Parental Consent. globalresearch.ca

Nick Licata (2021-09-02). Closing America's growing disparity in wealth. zcomm.org The path forward is through establishing a fair tax structure to stop excessive wealth, and hence political power, from being accumulated by just a sliver of the population…

WSWS (2021-09-02). Japanese writer and illustrator Kentaro Miura, author of influential Berserk series, dies at 54. wsws.org On May 6, Kentaro Miura, best known for the dark fantasy Berserk manga series (1989 to the present), died unexpectedly from acute aortic dissection at the age of 54.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). French defense chief meets with compatriot, head of NATO's U.S. command. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and French Chief of the Defence Staff discuss NATO 2030 On Friday 27 August 2021, General Thierry Burkhard, the French Chief of the Defence Staff, met with General André Lanata, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. During the meeting, the Chief of the Defence Staff had the opportunity to discuss the …

Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley (2021-09-02). Wednesday 9/8: "Fighting Poverty with SNAP": Expanding Assistance Programs as Anti-Poverty Tools. indybay.org Online panel discussion…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Pentagon: U.S., Ukraine sign agreement on strategic military partnership. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine, U.S. sign framework agreement on strategic foundations of defense partnership At the Pentagon, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin signed a framework agreement on the strategic foundations of defense partnership between the two countries. **** [The agreement included] Confirming the U.S. Department of Defense's unwavering support for Ukraine's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). Responding to increased demand for COVID-19 testing, vaccines and implementing visitor restrictions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org RED WING, Minn. — In response to the recent significant increase of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions and enhancing the availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. "We're testing hundreds of people each day for COVID-19. In southeast Minnesota counties outside of Rochester, 15 to 20 percent of tests are coming back positive," says Robert Albright, Jr. D.O., regional vice president, Southeast Minnesota Region, Mayo Clinic Health System….

Kathy Fairfax (2021-09-02). Socialists contest Newcastle City Council election. greenleft.org.au The Socialist Alliance will contest the Newcastle City Council elections, with a focus on affordable housing and real climate action. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Anonymous765 (2021-09-02). Help SouthFront To Stay Afloat! southfront.org SOUTHFRONT CONTINUES ITS WORK! | : | Despite the stiff pressure, we found the way out. After accounts of SouthFront in all main platforms were blocked, we created new channels to receive your donations. | This allowed SouthFront to stay afloat! | Though, we are still in the crosshairs, and without your regular support, SouthFront is done for. | Today, you can send your donations via Monero, ETH&Tokens, BTC or Bitcoincash. | We call on our friends who have constantly supported our work through PayPall and Patreon — if you still care about the fate of SouthFront, write to us by mail and we will offer y…

AutumnSun (2021-09-02). 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!

_____ (2021-09-02). The Police Killing of Elijah McClain and His Mother's Pursuit of Justice. commondreams.org "This is yet another reminder of the major risks posed by offshore drilling for dirty, dangerous fossil fuels we increasingly don't need."

Bill Sardi (2021-09-02). Red Cross Report on Blood Donation: "COVID-19 Vaccine Blood Donation Guide for Donors" globalresearch.ca

Olivia Alperstein (2021-09-02). $21 Trillion over 20 Years. zcomm.org Breaking New Report Analyzes the Full Cost of Militarization Since 9/11…

_____ (2021-09-02). Doctor Fights To Let Pharmacists Prescribe Birth Control In Indiana. popularresistance.org In Indiana and across the country, self-described "pro-life" politicians and organizations are often the only thing standing in the way of medically sound policies that would increase contraception access. It has been estimated that just one year after legislation allowing a pharmacist to prescribe birth control in Indiana, 86 unintended pregnancies would be averted. Ultimately, fewer abortions would occur — a stated goal of many "pro-life" lawmakers. These estimates don't even take into account the significant impacts on infant and maternal mortality that would occur as a result of increased access to cont…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-02). Liberation Theology: What Western Asian Christians Can Learn From Latin America. libya360.wordpress.com Myriam Charabaty The struggle of entities has been overcome, and a unifying factor emerged. This resulted in reframing the struggle from a local entity-based struggle for power to a full-blown war against a hundred years of imperialism. When we look at the current state of world politics, it is clear that we are witnessing changes…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Baltic: Danish, Portuguese replace Spanish warplanes near Russian border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Denmark and Portugal Take Over for Spain in NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission The Danish and Portuguese Air Forces are now leading NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission here starting today August 31. "Ladies and gentlemen, to sum up: thank you Lithuania, farewell Spain and welcome Denmark and Portugal," said Air Commodore Adrian Hill, Allied Air …

_____ (2021-09-02). Sotomayor Rips Right-Wing Justices as Supreme Court Effectively Overturns Roe v. Wade. commondreams.org The Republican from Maine "will forever be the U.S. senator who gaslit a nation and her constituents and voted to install Brett Kavanaugh," said one critic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Aug. 23, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive such approval. The Pfizer vaccine was previously available under an FDA emergency use authorization. This emergency use authorization followed rigorous testing that included thousands of clinical trial participants. "Based on clinical trial results, Mayo Clinic experts have promoted the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines since the emergency use…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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…

Staff (2021-09-02). 67 abortions in 17 hours: Inside a Texas clinic's race to beat new six-week abortion ban. therealnews.com At Whole Woman's Health in Fort Worth, it was a race to perform as many abortions as possible until midnight, when a new Texas ban on the procedure became law.

Demand Justice (2021-09-02). Thursday 9/2: Emergency Action Call: Imperiled Future of Abortion Access & Women's Repro Rights. indybay.org Online action call…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Turkish, Polish military aircraft hold anti-Russian drill. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish and Polish Air Forces Conduct Combined Flying Drills MALBORK, Poland — Turkish F-16 fighter aircraft currently conducting NATO's enhanced Air Policing in Malbork, Poland, conducted aerial manoeuvres with a Polish Air Force C-295M Casa transport aircraft on August 26 to fine-tune their skills and honing their capabilities through Allied cooperation. **** Since mid-August four …

WSWS (2021-09-02). Concerns grow over where speculative bubble will end. wsws.org Recalling the high-risk speculation that led to the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008, the Wall Street Journal reports that "sales of securities backed by bundles of risky corporate loans set a new monthly record for August."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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…

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza (2021-09-02). Hakainde Hichilema, Zambia's Neoliberalism, More Inequalities, And No Revolutionary Change. orinocotribune.com By Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza — Aug 30, 2021 | Avenues to appeal electoral outcomes through the Constitutional Court are available. | The swearing-in of Hakainde Hichilema, leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), as Zambia's new president has ushered an unstoppable wave of renewed hope not only in Zambia but throughout the rest of the continent as the country is being hailed for a smooth 'democratic' transition of power. And this new hope has exculpated any iota of political and socio-economic inertia that may have been perceived to be prevalent among Zambians during the calamitous neolibe…

Pat Garofalo (2021-09-02). The Amazonification Of Chicago. dailyposter.com

Prof. Tony Hall (2021-09-02). "Herd Stupidity": The Manufactured Covid Crisis, the Gene-based mRNA "Vaccine" and "The Pinnacles of Wealth and Power" globalresearch.ca The …

12 days to go (2021-09-02). Vote No on Recall vs Supreme Court's Anti-Abortion Decision. indybay.org Taliban Texas was aided by the Taliban US Supreme Court on 9/2/21 with its 5-4 decision supporting banning abortion at 6 weeks and supporting vigilante justice, while California's anti-abortion Republican Party threatens to attack abortion, mandating your NO Vote on the Recall TODAY.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). NATO's Eastern Flank: U.S. combat team conducts mortar training in Poland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hoplites conduct mortar training at DPTA Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conduct mortar training and evaluation at Bucierz Range, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, Aug. 26, 2021. The 2-34 is currently deployed on a nine-month rotation to Poland in support of Atlantic Resolve, which is evidence of the strong …

sputniknews (2021-09-02). Majority of Finnish Parties Support Swastika Ban, Nationalists Disagree Citing Freedom of Speech. sputniknews.com The survey was largely spurred on by a Helsinki District Court ruling that unexpectedly dismissed criminal charges for displaying swastika flags on Independence Day and launched a public debate on the appropriateness of this symbol, given Finland's long and complicated history with the swastika.

Gig Workers Rising, We Drive Progress (2021-09-02). Thursday 9/2: From the Courts to the Streets: Gig Workers Rising Protest Outside Doordash CEOs House. indybay.org We'll meet at 4 Marina Green Dr, San Francisco, at 10: 30am and head to Tony's house together…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-09-02). Labor supports new attack on small parties' rights. greenleft.org.au Australia's already unrepresentative electoral system is about to become even less democratic, reports Alex Bainbridge.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer to retire Nov. 30. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jeff Bolton, Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer, has announced his plans to retire on Nov. 30. He has been Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer since 2013 and a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees since 2011. He joined Mayo Clinic in 2002 as its chief financial officer."I am truly grateful to Jeff for his dedication and service during his 19 years in leadership roles at Mayo Clinic," says Gianrico Farrugia,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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…

Project Censored (2021-09-02). Dave Lindorff and Dan O'Connell. projectcensored.org In the first segment, journalist Dave Lindorff shares the little-known story of Ted Hall (1925-1999), a teenage science prodigy who worked on the WWII Manhattan Project, then shared his atomic secrets with the USSR, to ensure that the US wouldn't be the world's only possessor of nuclear weapons. Lindorff is producer on an upcoming documentary film that addresses this fascinating untold history. Then Dan O'Connell and Scott Peters speak about their new book, In the Struggle, a collection of writings by scholars who helped fight for the betterment of California farmworkers and farming communities. | Notes: | Dave L…

_____ (2021-09-02). Patriotic Millionaires Launches New Campaign to Boost Fight for Economic Justice. commondreams.org "Joe Manchin is using debt as a weapon and aiming it directly at your job, directly at your children, directly at our futures."

2 weeks to go (2021-09-02). 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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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 (2021-09-02). 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…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-02). Military Situation In Yemen On September 2, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 202 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On September 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 17 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On September 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Madghal district | On September 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes on the Rahbah district | On September 1, Ansar Allah recapture…

UC Santa Cruz Slugs & Steins (2021-09-02). Monday 9/13: The Recurring Klan Movement's Fight for "Americanism" and Against Equality. indybay.org Online Event, Register Here: | ucsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gQBMrdo…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-02). 'Propaganda': US-led Coalition Denies Links To Supply Convoys Being Attacked In Iraq. southfront.org Illustrative image. | The US-led coalition has denied any links to the supply convoys which are being attacked by pro-Iranian forces in Iraq on a regular basis. | On September 1, The spokesman went on to claim that the targeted supply convoys were in fact carrying military equipment supplied to Iraqi government forces as a part of the U…

David Cole (2021-09-02). Civil Liberties and Vaccine Mandates: Here's Our Take. aclu.org Do vaccine mandates violate civil liberties? Some who have refused vaccination claim as much. | We disagree. | At the ACLU, we are not shy about defending civil liberties, even when they are very unpopular. But we see no civil liberties problem with requiring Covid-19 vaccines in most circumstances. | While the permissibility of requiring vaccines for particular diseases depends on several factors, when it comes to Covid-19, all considerations point in the same direction. The disease is highly transmissible, serious and often lethal; the vaccines are safe and effective; and crucially there is no equally effect…

David Giesen (2021-09-02). 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)…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-09-02). 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…

_____ (2021-09-02). Older Adults in Their 'Third Act' Launch New Effort to Save the Planet. commondreams.org "Reining in these companies is an essential first step to reverse the damage of concentrated corporate power throughout our economy."

_____ (2021-09-02). 'America Has a Monopoly Problem': Coalition Backs Legislation to Break Up Big Tech. commondreams.org "Among the people MOST at risk during flash floods here are those living in off-the-books basement dwellings that don't meet the safety codes necessary to save lives," said the New York Democrat.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). Mayo Clinic Minute: Back to school and separation anxiety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids have been at home for a long time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some students might not be looking forward to the first day of school this year, in part because of separation anxiety. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/C_wvC0NAgy8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 07) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. By the time the first school bell rings, some kids…

Millenium Solutions Project (2021-09-02). 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…

_____ (2021-09-02). Supreme Court Attack on Roe Reignites Demand to 'Kill the Filibuster'. commondreams.org Under this law, anyone, anywhere in the United States, can sue anyone who helps a patient in Texas access abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

Edward Curtin (2021-09-02). The Incantational Bewitchment of Propaganda. "Once upon a Time, People Sat Together and Talked" globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-02). How to Successfully Combat White Supremacist Violence? Avoid Flawed Post-9/11 Counterterrorism Tactics. commondreams.org "Do we keep the filibuster or do we protect abortion rights?" asked Sen. Ed Markey. "Do we allow the far-right to have the last word on Roe v. Wade or do we fight back?"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). Don't get COVID-19 booster vaccine too soon. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Amid reports of waning COVID-19 immunity, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to officially approve a third dose of messengerRNA vaccines for the general public. Moderna and Pfizer are mRNA vaccines. The FDA has already approved a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for those who have compromised immune systems, as part of their primary vaccine series. That third vaccine is not considered a booster. However, Mayo Clinic experts say the pending FDA approval for…

David Giesen (2021-09-02). Saturday 9/4: Likening William Golding's Lord of the Flies to SF rents: a walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason St. | San Francisco | (we meet in the lobby)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). 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…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-02). Saudi-led Coalition Intercepted Four 'Booby-Trapped' Drones In Yemen's Airspace. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On September 1, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had intercepted four "booby-trapped" drones which were launched from Yemen by the Houthis (Ansar Allah). | According to the coalition, all four drones were shot down in Yemen's airspace. The drones were likely on their way to strike targets inside Saudi Arabia. | "We are taking and implementing operational measures to protect civilians and civilian objects from hostile attacks," the coalition said in a statem…

Editor2 (2021-09-02). Does Candyman Haunt Capitalists in Chicago's Cabrini-Green? orinocotribune.com By Carlos Ramirez-Rosa — Aug 29, 2021 | We're just asking questions. | The sequel to the classic 1992 horror film Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele, premiered at theaters across the country on Friday. Set in Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood, the new Candyman takes place decades after the original legend of a supernatural being who stalked a public housing project in the early 1990s. | But there's one theater in Chicago that won't screen the film — the ArcLight Cinema just north of Cabrini-Green that replaced the New City YMCA. The reason why is enough to make even skept…

The Global Research Team (2021-09-02). The Covid-19 mRNA Vaccine: Censorship of Official Figures and Health Risks. Support Global Research. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | The Covid-19 mRNA vaccine is "experimental" and "unapproved". There is a worldwide upward trend in vaccine deaths and injuries. | In a bitter irony, the official figures are the object of censorship both by the governments and the media. …

Staff (2021-09-02). RIP Roe v. Wade? SCOTUS Won't Block Texas Abortion Ban That Is "Clearly an Unconstitutional Law". democracynow.org The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to let stand a new anti-abortion law in Texas, which bans all abortions in the state after six weeks — before most people even realize they are pregnant — and allows for private citizens to sue anyone who "aids and abets" a person in getting an abortion. Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, says, "It is clearly an unconstitutional law" that must be reversed. "It's absolutely an abomination," says Northup, who urges Congress to pass new legislation protecting reproductive rights as legal challenges to the Texas law continue.

Staff (2021-09-02). Child COVID Diagnoses Surpass 500,000 Just as Schools Start Reopening. truthout.org There has been a rapid increase in the number of children receiving COVID-19 diagnoses over the past month, a disturbing trend being witnessed across the country as kids head back to school. | The American Academy of Pediatrics reported that, between August 5 to 26,

Staff (2021-09-02). The Texas abortion ban is even more extreme than you think. therealnews.com Texas just enacted the strictest anti-abortion law in the country. Senate Bill 8, which went into effect at midnight on Sept. 1, effectively bans abortions after six weeks into a pregnancy, before most people who can give birth know they're pregnant. One harrowing feature of the bill is that it deputizes private citizens as vigilante enforcers of the law, enabling them to sue anyone they believe to have "aided or abetted" someone getting an abortion after six weeks. | On Wednesday night, just before midnight, the US Supreme Court declined to block the law based on an emergency application for a writ of inju…

By Giniw Collective (2021-09-02). 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."

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