2021-09-03: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-09-03). Pandemic-related unemployment programs expire for over 7.5 million jobless workers in the US. wsws.org The ruthless bipartisan drive to end all pandemic-related programs, such as enhanced unemployment benefits and eviction moratoriums, is a homicidal class policy aimed at depressing workers' wages and forcing the jobless into accepting dangerous low-paying employment as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Jake Johnson (2021-09-03). Report Details Corporate Landlord Gluttony as Millions Face Eviction. zcomm.org By striking down the CDC's eviction moratorium, said one critic, the Supreme Court "sided with rich corporate landlords that are itching to kick out vulnerable families."

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-09-03). Iran ready to sell more fuel to Lebanon in case of need. en.mehrnews.com Voicing Iran's support for the Lebanese government, army, and Resistance, the Iranian Foreign Minister expressed Tehran's readiness to sell fuel shipments to the Lebanese government and businessmen in case of a need.

Brian Cloughley (2021-09-03). When Will They Ever Learn? Out of Afghanistan, Into the Mire. counterpunch.org When the Washington Post first published the names of some of the members of the US armed forces who were killed at Kabul airport by a crazed suicide bomber on August 26 it was sadly too easy to forecast most of the ages. There they were . . . 20 . . . 22 . . . 20 . .

George Capaccio (2021-09-03). Afghanistan: Farewell to Arms, Predator Drones, Night Raids…? counterpunch.org It is right that the Western troops are finally leaving our country — they should have done so much earlier. We cannot have a serious peace process as long as the Americans are in Afghanistan. We must build our country with our [own] hands. …The Americans replaced the barbaric regime of the Taliban with brutal warlords,

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-03). Plotters of the coup d'état in Bolivia tried to assassinate Evo Morales, reveals AMLO. peoplesdispatch.org President Andrés Manuel López Obrador revealed that a section of the Bolivian armed forces may have launched an RPG rocket at the plane that was transporting former President Evo Morales to Mexico after the coup d'état in Bolivia in November 2019…

International Action Center (2021-09-03). Sordid source of 'lab-leak' accusation — against China. workers.org The following lightly edited statement was released Aug. 24 by the International Action Center (iacenter.org). The U.S.-China Solidarity Project has just released an up-to-date, in-depth look at the network of anti-China think tanks responsible for promoting the bogus lab-leak theory that COVID-19 originated in Chinese labs. "Capitalism on a Ventilator" . . . |

Yves Engler (2021-09-03). Haiti and the Debt of Independence. counterpunch.org In the vast history of imperialist exploitation few episodes match the depravity of Haiti's debt of independence. Military blackmail of a small country by a superpower, prioritizing "property rights" over human rights, racial capitalism, a sellout "light skinned" local bourgeoise and the way our past haunts the present are all part of the story. After

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Russian Airstrikes Hit Militant Stronghold, Rocket Launch Site In Greater Idlib (Video). southfront.org An Su-24 taking off from Hmeimim air base in 2015. IMAGE: Russian Ministry of Defense | The Russian Aerospace Forces continue to hammer militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | Late on September 2, Russian warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on militants' positions in the outskirts of the town of Kabani in the northern Lattakia countryside. The town is an infamous stronghold of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, and several other ter…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-09-03). Roaming Charges: Revenge Tragedy. counterpunch.org We often hear from the humanitarian bombers that drone strikes are necessary tool for teaching repressive and misogynistic regimes a lesson in the Western values. And for 20 years that's exactly what the US has done—a war that started with revenge killings against an entire country that had no direct role in the 9/11 plot ends with a revenge killing that killed Afghan children and their parents in retaliation for a suicide bomber, who may have been from Syria or Iraq.

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Daraa Agreement Collapses, Local Leaders Ask For Complete Evacuation. southfront.org File image. | On September 3, the recently-reached The agreement was brokered by Russia only three days ago. Syrian authorities and local leaders in Daraa al-Balad both promised to fully implement the agreement, which was meant to end a long crisis and secure Daraa city. | The…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Israel Struck Targets Near Damascus, Syrian Air Defense Fire Reached Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos). southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN — REUTERS) | Early on September 3, a series of Israeli strikes targeted the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). | A source in the Syrian military told the state-run news agency that the strikes were launched from the airspace of neighboring Lebanon. | "At about 1: 26 am today, the Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression from southeast of Beirut, targeti…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Israel Struck Syrian S-200 Air-Defense System In Response To Missile That Reached Tel Aviv. southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration at a graduation ceremony for Israeli airforce pilots at the Hatzerim air base in southern Israel December 29, 2016.. (photo credit: REUTERS/AMIR COHEN) | The Israeli military struck an S-200 long-range air-defense system of the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) whose fire reached the Israeli capital Tel Aviv early on September 3, according to Israel's

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Central Syria: 90 Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Cells Within 24 Hours. southfront.org File image.4 | Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 90 airstrikes on ISIS cells in central Syria between September 2 and 3, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. | The airstrikes, which were carried out within 24 hours, targeted fortified hideouts of the terrorist group in the following areas: | The eastern countryside of Homs; | The Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle; | The western countryside of Deir Ezzor; | The western countryside of Raqqa. | The…

Asa Winstanley (2021-09-03). Labour reverses ban on Palestine Solidarity Campaign speaker. electronicintifada.net Activists receive an apology after being blocked from youth event.

Ali Abunimah (2021-09-03). Palestinian woman spared horror of Israeli prison birth. electronicintifada.net Following appeals, Anhar al-Deek is back home, though under house arrest.

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). ISIS Says Kabul Airport Bomber Was Freed From Prison During Taliban Takeover. southfront.org Abdul Rahman al-Logari. | Abdul Rahman al-Logari, the suicide bomber responsible for the The

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Poland: NATO's Afghan war "spectacular" training (for conflict with Belarus, Russia). antibellum679354512.wordpress.com FM lauds Poland's Afghanistan mission, Kabul evacuationPolish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau has lauded his country's role in NATO's mission in Afghanistan "Poland was a participant in this allied operation," Rau said, adding: "We persevered in Afghanistan to the very end of our mission as a loyal and valuable ally." **** Looking back at the two-decade …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-09-03). Afghanistan: To Recognise, or Not to Recognise, that's the Question. globalresearch.ca

Philip Giraldi (2021-09-03). Afghanistan Recessional: Will It Lead to a War with Iran? globalresearch.ca

Ramzy Baroud (2021-09-03). On Propaganda and Failed Narratives: New Understanding of Afghanistan is a Must. counterpunch.org For twenty years, two dominant narratives have shaped our view of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, and neither one of these narratives would readily accept the use of such terms as 'illegal', 'invasion' and 'occupation.' The framing of the US 'military intervention' in Afghanistan, starting on October 7, 2001, as the official

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Belarusian FM muses: U.S./NATO Afghan withdrawal may mask plan to destabilize region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Makei views USA's withdrawal from Afghanistan as possible attempt to create tensions in region Vladimir Makei said: "The matter of the withdrawal of American troops and their allies from Afghanistan requires a thorough analysis. But nobody can rule out that such a hurried flight of American troops is truly connected to some geopolitical desires and …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). NATO's 20-year military hardware show: Sweden mulled bombing Afghanistan to promote Gripen warplanes. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Which were used in NATO's war against Libya in 2011. Sweden Allegedly Sought to Bomb Afghanistan as Advertisement for Its Fighter Jets, WikiLeaks Reveals A sensational WikiLeaks disclosure has revealed that Sweden's Armed Forces wanted to use the Afghanistan war to advertise its Saab Gripen fighter jets across the world thanks to combat experience. In …

Melvin Goodman (2021-09-03). "Rogue Nations" and "Failed States": America Doesn't Know the Difference. counterpunch.org It would be easy to blame Donald Trump for the disarray in the transatlantic alliance, but twenty-five years of American exceptionalism is the real culprit. The aggressive expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the Clinton and Bush administrations over the objections of our West European allies began a period of discontinuity that still exists. Bush deepened the disarray in 2002 with his "axis of evil" speech that set the stage for the invasion of Iraq. Bush and Barack Obama considered Afghanistan the "good war," which brought two full decades of chaos throughout Southwest Asia. President Joe Bide…

Scott Ritter (2021-09-03). US Reputation Is in Tatters, It's Time to Bring Those Responsible for Afghanistan Disaster to Account. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-09-03). Mullah Baradar to lead new Afghan government — media. tass.com Earlier, t was reported that Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada could head a new government…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-09-03). Entrevista a la Asociación Revolucionaria de Mujeres de Afghanistan. indybay.org Entrevista | -Asociación Revolucionaria de Mujeres de Afganistán- responde en entrevista ante la toma de posesión de los talibanes…

DLI (2021-09-03). 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…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-03). DHS, CNN Scramble To Flip Biden Afghanistan Narrative Back To Domestic 'White Supremacists' Threat. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published on President Biden had a disastrous August. His poll numbers

Anonymous103 (2021-09-03). Mother Of U.S. Marine Killed In Kabul Attack Censored By Facebook. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Mother of a Norco Marine killed in ISIS attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, has blasted U.S. President Joe Biden on social media. As soon as her publication gained popularity, her account was "incorrectly" deleted. | Shana Chappell is mother of Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, who died in the

Staff (2021-09-03). Headlines for September 3, 2021. democracynow.org Ida's Death Toll Soars After Record Rains Flood Northeastern States, Aerial Photos Show Oil and Chemical Spills Spawned by Hurricane Ida, Humanitarian Flights to Afghanistan Resume as U.N. Warns of Widespread Hunger, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga Resigns After Critics Blast His Response to COVID-19, Over 15 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Have Gone to Waste in the United States, Democrats Ready Reproductive Rights Bill After SCOTUS Refuses to Halt Texas Ban on Most Abortions, 7.5 Million U.S. Residents to Lose Jobless Benefits, with Millions Bracing for Cuts in Aid, Sen. Joe Manchin Demands "Pause" on $3.5 Trillion S…

Staff (2021-09-03). A CIA Drone Analyst Apologizes to the People of Afghanistan. democracynow.org As the United States ends a 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, a former intelligence analyst for the CIA's drone program offers an apology to the people of Afghanistan "from not only myself, but from the rest of our society as Americans." During deployments to Afghanistan, Christopher Aaron says he was able to see "the human toll, the resource toll of these wars, as well as the fact that the policy of dropping 'guided missiles' at people from remote controlled airplanes was not allowing us to actually win the war." We also speak with Eyal Press, who profiles Aaron in his new book, "Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-03). Taliban's Political Leader Mullah Baradar To Lead New Government In Afghanistan — Report. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The head of the political office of the Taliban movement, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, will reportedly head the new government of Afghanistan. It is expected that the Taliban may announce the composition of their cabinet on September 3. | According to the Reuters news agency, the new Afghanistan's administration headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will also include the son of the first Taliban leader Mullah Omar, Mullah Yaqoob, and the group's representative in Doha, Sher Moham…

WSWS (2021-09-03). Germany: Support the struggle of train drivers and conductors! Build independent action committees! wsws.org The strike by train drivers and conductors employed by German Railways (Deutsche Bahn, DB) deserves the solidarity of the entire working population.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). New Turkic empire: from plains of Central Europe to Chinese border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkic Council aims to boost cooperation among Turkic world: Hajiyev The Turkic Council aims to establish a close relationship between press members of Turkic Republics, Azerbaijan's Presidential aide Hikmet Hajiyev said, underlining the council's potential to boost cooperation among the Turkic world. **** His statements came during a meeting of 30 journalists from Turkey, Azerbaijan, …

Don Gross (2021-09-03). Protest vs. cop killing in Chicago suburb met with heavy police repression. liberationnews.org The attacks on protesters show that Dolton officials, backed up by Illinois State Police, are willing to violate supposedly guaranteed rights under the 1st Amendment to protect killer cops.

Asa Winstanley (2021-09-03). How Owen Jones justifies Labour's purge of socialists. electronicintifada.net Guardian columnist ignores history of Nazi-Zionist collaboration.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Australian COVID-19 outbreak in Aboriginal communities exposes severe healthcare crisis. wsws.org In the impoverished rural town of Wilcannia more than 10 percent of the population is now infected.

ecns.cn (2021-09-03). U.S. hospitals face oxygen shortages: CNN. ecns.cn Hospitals across the United States are facing oxygen shortages as they mainly handle unvaccinated patients, CNN reported on Wednesday.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Australian national accounts data used to push for economic "reopening" wsws.org The political and media establishment seized on economic growth of 0.7 percent to push for the abandonment of any meaningful public health measures to deal with the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Jeffrey Kaye (2021-09-03). "A Real Flood of Bacteria and Germs": Communications Intelligence and Charges of U.S. Germ Warfare During the Korean War. counterpunch.org In February 2013, the CIA posted over 1300 items online as part of their earlier "Baptism by Fire" document release commemorating the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The bulk of their accompanying narrative material concerned long-time controversies as to whether the CIA had failed to anticipate both the North Korean invasion

John Rachel (2021-09-03). What are the Prospects for Peace? An Interview With Col. Larry Wilkerson. counterpunch.org Events are unfolding at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we are looking to our most respected and renowned thought leaders for an honest assessment of both U.S. foreign and military policy to offer their most current thoughts and insights. We know they have some ideas for improving the

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Black Sea war warm-up: Georgia, Romania hold special operations exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Special operations forces conducted field exercises with the Romanian military Based on the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministries of Defense of Georgia and Romania, the representatives of the Special Operations Forces of the two countries conduct annual joint exercises. **** arallel with the ongoing training in Georgia, representatives of the Special Operations Group …

Bruce Lerro (2021-09-03). Seven Theories of Politics: The Rehabilitation of a Loaded Vice Word. dissidentvoice.org "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you." — Pericles, 430 BC Orientation Politics is a slippery set of actions We normally think art and literature are different from politics, but how do we explain what the difference is? There are occasions when art …

C.J. Hopkins (2021-09-03). The Covidian Cult (Part III). dissidentvoice.org In The Covidian Cult (Part I) and (Part II), I characterized the so-called "New Normal" as a "global totalitarian ideological movement." Since I published those essays, more and more people have come to see it for what it is, not "insanity" or "an overreaction," but, in fact, a new form of totalitarianism, a globalized, pathologized, …

Ian Angus (2021-09-03). Robbing the Soil, 2: 'Systematic theft of communal property'. mronline.org "The expropriation of the mass of the people from the soil forms the basis of the capitalist mode of production." (Karl Marx)…

Ron Jacobs (2021-09-03). The Sixties, Hollywood, and One Man's Consideration of the Curse of Vietnam. counterpunch.org Hollywood tends to trivialize leftist and counterculture history. Its reasons are many, but like most of the rest of US culture, it does so mostly because that's how they can sell it. Films that are not fiction but also not documentaries tend to be the epitome of this phenomenon. Actual events and history are portrayed

Editor (2021-09-03). 5 years since the 2016 Coup: an Interview with Dilma Rousseff. mronline.org The 2016 coup was ground zero. It was the inaugural act, but the process continues.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Third national rail strike over pay at Deutsche Bahn in Germany to last a week; UK rail strikes continue at ScotRail, East Midlands Rail, and Rail Gourmet over pay and conditions; Nigerian resident doctors' pay strike to demand pay arrears up to 19 months enters fifth week…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). NATO touts EU transatlantic military auxiliaries. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO's Deputy Secretary General stresses the importance of NATO-EU cooperation and complementarity In a panel discussion at the Bled Strategic Forum on Thursday (2 September 2021), NATO's Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ said that a stronger European Union in defence can make the Alliance stronger, but will not replace it…. At NATO's Brussels Summit on …

WSWS (2021-09-03). Socialist Equality Party gubernatorial candidate David Moore appears on "Bad Faith" podcast. wsws.org In the discussion, Moore spoke about the necessity for workers in California and internationally to fight to eradicate COVID-19 through the methods of class struggle and the fight for socialism.

Karen Conner (2021-09-03). Economy Adds 235,000 Jobs in August; Unemployment Falls to 5.2 Percent. cepr.net The average hourly wage for production and nonsupervisory workers in leisure and hospitality grew at a 23.7 percent annual rate in the last three months compared with the prior three.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Louisiana nurses describe the conditions they face in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. wsws.org Already working under the stress of a surge of the Delta variant, health care workers in the hurricane's path are now facing additional horrors.

John Catalinotto (2021-09-03). Report from New Orleans: Government does nothing for the poor. workers.org Sept. 1 — Gavrielle Gemma, union and political organizer since the 1970s and now working with the New Orleans-based Workers Voice Socialist Movement, called Workers World to report on the situation there, post-Hurricane Ida. Gemma is now living in a modest single-family home in the Florida neighborhood of New Orleans, . . . |

Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-03). Blinken Says No to Greenland Real Estate. dissidentvoice.org In May, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a visit to Greenland. In a rather unedifying way, he was called 'Tony' by his hosts, a disarming point that was bound to open the floodgates of insincerity. For all the convivial stuffing, there was a certain sting to the occasion: the previous Trump administration had …

Erik Molvar (2021-09-03). Biden Should Put Science, Not Policy Positions, in the Driver's Seat on Wolves and the Endangered Species Act. counterpunch.org There has been substantial public furor over a widely-reported story that the Biden administration supports the Trump decision to end Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf. Biden's position is being framed as a political flip-flop, since he himself said on the childrens' show 'Brave Wilderness' that he objected to atrocities perpetrated against wolves,

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Romania: head of NATO Military Committee lauds Black Sea buildup. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Chair of NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, attends Black Sea and Balkans security forum in Bucharest, Romania Admiral Rob Bauer visited Bucharest, Romania on 3-4 September 2021. He participated in the fifth edition of the Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum 2021 and visited the Romanian Ministry of Defence where he was welcomed with …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Ukrainian, U.S. death merchants sign deals worth $2.5 billion. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukroboronprom, U.S. defense companies sign three cooperation agreements for $2.5 bln Director General of Ukroboronprom state concern Yuriy Husev during his visit to the United States held a number of working meetings with the leading American defense companies, the parties reached agreements on cooperation and signed three agreements totaling $2.5 billion. **** "The result was …

Whitney Webb (2021-09-03). World Economic Forum (WEF) Warns of Cyberattack Leading to Systemic Collapse of the Global Financial System. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous Contributor (2021-09-03). Announcing the Rust Belt Rising Center in so-called Rockford, Illinois. itsgoingdown.org Announcing a new anarchist political center in so-called Rockford, Illinois. We're excited to announce our new political center in Rockford, Illinois. The mission of Rust Belt Rising is to spread ideas and practices of autonomous revolutionary traditions and anarchy informed by black, brown and indigenous resistance to the State, Capital, and colonialism. We take inspiration…

WSWS (2021-09-03). How the Australian Labor Party spearheaded the ramming of anti-democratic electoral laws through parliament. wsws.org Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Coalition government is relying on Labor to prosecute the attack on democratic rights.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-03). US Secretary of State Blinken Says "No" to Greenland Real Estate. "Strategists Hoping for Easier Access to the Arctic" globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-03). Australia: New South Wales premier declares the population must accept COVID deaths. wsws.org New guidelines for Sydney hospitals foreshadow the emergence of a "triage" system in intensive care wards, under which some critically-ill patients could be denied treatment.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Dana workers issue statement: ÔªøÔªøAfter defeating this contract, we have to prepare for the next stage to win our fight. wsws.org The "no" vote means the fight is just beginning. We are in a two-front war: against Dana and its bought-and-paid-for unions. We cannot let down our guard. To prepare for the next stage of this fight, we must lay out a battle plan, study the forces arrayed against us and marshal all our forces and allies.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Faculty strike at Oakland University in suburban Detroit. wsws.org Faculty members at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan went on strike on Thursday morning in a struggle for improved salaries and in defense of benefits and working conditions.

Sally Mansfield Abbott (2021-09-03). Berkeley in the '60s: Epicenter of the Counter Culture. counterpunch.org I graduated from Cal fifty years ago last summer, in 1970. We had no graduation service because the Kent State shootings had just happened, and the administration probably feared we'd burn the place down once assembled. Arriving for my freshman year at SFO, I met a "typical" out-of-state student—barefoot, covered in political buttons, carrying a

Lance Johnson (2021-09-03). Israel Now Has More COVID Infections Per Capita Than Any Country in the World, Even as "Booster Shots" Are Being Widely Administered There. globalresearch.ca

Bama Athreya (2021-09-03). Trade Policy Won't Work for Workers Till it Works for Women. fpif.org Gender justice advocates have been waiting for far too long for trade justice. Women's rights organizations have been pointing this out for at least two decades, during a wave of activism around globalization and the role of trade agreements in exacerbating inequality. | This activism, epitomized by memorable protests when trade negotiators convened in Seattle in 1999, and Montreal and Cancun in 2003, catalyzed exciting proposals for inclusive, people-centered alternatives. A few of those ideas have found their way into trade regimes, but far from enough. Meanwhile, global inequality has reached an unprecedented…

WSWS (2021-09-03). At least 43 dead as massive storm ravages US northeast. wsws.org The devastation of New York City and the entire region is the latest series of catastrophic weather-related events caused by climate change.

Joel A. Harrison (2021-09-03). Bureaucracies in the Most Expensive Healthcare System in the World. counterpunch.org As in many other technologically advanced democracies, the U.S. is blessed with highly trained dedicated medical personnel and superb facilities. However, we are also by far the most expensive healthcare system in the world. More than 30 cents on every dollar goes to, among other things, large, to some extent unaccountable, administrative bureaucracies that, on

Arsenio Toledo (2021-09-03). It's a Subscription: Fauci Says Government on Track to Administer COVID-19 Booster Doses Every Eight Months. globalresearch.ca

Colin Todhunter (2021-09-03). Amazon, "Economic Terrorism" and the Destruction of Competition and Livelihoods. counterpunch.org 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

Dimitri Lascaris (2021-09-03). Green Party members give preliminary approval to bold progressive policies. canadiandimension.com A supporter holds a sign for the Green Party of Canada in Toronto, September 3, 2019. Photo by Cole Burston. | On August 19, four days after the Trudeau government called a federal election, the Green Party of Canada (GPC) disclosed that its members had given preliminary approval to a series of bold climate and social justice policies. | If given final approval by GPC members, these policies will position the GPC as the most progressive party in Canada's Parliament, by a wide margin. | Many of these policies were formulated, submitted and promoted by members of the GPC's eco-socialist wing in a collective…

Roy Eidelson (2021-09-03). U.S. Psychology's Unfinished Journey from 9/11. counterpunch.org As the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 nears, there will be many valuable reflections about that horrific day and about the subsequent "global war on terror" that devastated countless lives around the world. My own focus here is narrower: to briefly consider this disturbing two-decade period in relation to the American Psychological Association (APA) and professional psychology in the United States.

Dean Baker (2021-09-03). The Which Way is Up Problem in Economics. counterpunch.org The release of the new Social Security Trustees Report, coupled with a New York Times article on what strikes me as a rather silly debate on inequality, led me to think again about the lack of self-reflection in economics. We have seen a 180 degree turn in the understanding of one of the most basic

WSWS (2021-09-03). Students and faculty at Syracuse University threaten strike against unsafe reopening. wsws.org Their demands include that Syracuse University approve the option for every student and teacher to participate in online learning if they wish.

Eve Ottenberg (2021-09-03). The Campaign to Destroy Venezuelan Socialism. counterpunch.org For those skeptical of U.S. corporate media coverage of Venezuela, the question often pops up — why? What is the purpose of such venomous commentary? The obvious and indeed paramount answer is the overthrow of a socialist government and its replacement with something that resembles the Colombian hall of horrors: "A multigenerational civil war, the

Peter Certo (2021-09-03). 'Justice, Not Vengeance': Read Our 2001 Statement on the 9/11 Attacks. ips-dc.org In the days after 9/11, IPS convened scores of allies to express our grief — and to speak out against the rush to war.

Matt Sedlar (2021-09-03). Labor Day: US Labor's Future May Depend on Monetary and Fiscal Policy. cepr.net Labor Day is a good time to reflect upon how American workers have been doing — especially the majority who have been left behind for most of the past 40 years.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee demands adoption of eradication strategy to stop the pandemic and save lives. wsws.org Even though scientific evidence and real-world experience with the Delta variant has shown that it poses an increased risk to children, Canada's governments are reopening the country's schools for in-person instruction, deliberately exposing millions of kids, teachers, and their families, to possible infection and death.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). NATO assigns Polish F-16s to Iceland, Turkish F-16s to Poland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish F-16s Certified Ready for NATO Mission over Iceland NATO's Northern Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) at Uedem, Germany, certified the Polish Air Force F-16 detachment based in Keflavik, Iceland, mission ready to conduct NATO Air Policing of the skies in the High North. This is the first time that Polish fighter aircraft have joined …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Arctic to Caucasus: Finland, Georgia discuss military cooperation against Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Finland and Georgia are NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partners, Finland being paired with Sweden and Georgia with Ukraine in that format. The Minister of Defense met with the Ambassador of Finland The Minister of Defense of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Georgia Kirsty Narinen . At the meeting, …

IndustriALL (2021-09-03). Independent union next for workers at General Motors' Silao plant. peoplesworld.org Workers at the General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico, have formed a new union — the national union of automotive workers, SINTTIA. The union will seek to represent GM workers and negotiate a new collective employment agreement. In a historic vote on 17 and 18 August, workers rejected the current collective bargaining agreement, controlled by …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2021-09-03). "A Son" and "She Had a Dream" globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Pax NATOiana/Turkiana: fresh fighting erupts in Libyan capital. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Concerns grow in Libya as armed clashes break out in Tripoli As concerns grow about the possibility of holding elections in December as planned, fighting broke out in Tripoli early on Friday between rival armed forces, witnesses said, the heaviest clashes in the Libyan capital since the conflict between eastern and western factions paused a …

WSWS (2021-09-03). Worsening US health care crisis during pandemic prompts strikes and protests by nurses over staffing. wsws.org The already appalling state of US health care has worsened over the course of the pandemic, affecting not only patient care and outcomes but the working conditions of nurses and other health care workers. These conditions have prompted an uptick health care worker struggles.

WSWS (2021-09-03). Dana workers say management sprayed them with toxic chemicals after COVID outbreak. wsws.org Dana Inc. workers at the Ft. Wayne, Indiana plant say they were sprayed with a powerful disinfectant that could cause damage to their noses, throats and lungs.

Staff (2021-09-03). Colombian Congress Sabotages Return of Monómeros to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Colombian congressmen are asking the government of Iván Duque to "protect Monómeros," Venezuela's second-most significant asset abroad, located in Colombia. Monómeros was illegally transferred to representatives of former deputy Guaidó by Colombian authorities—in violation of all international and local regulations—as a component of the failed US-led Guaidó project. | The representative for Colombia's Atlántico department, Cesar Lorduy, proposed that Colombia expropriate the company or sell it to private investors, in order to prevent Venezuela from recovering it, clear evidence of the criminal mindse…

Alexia Isais (2021-09-03). Tempe, AZ: The real costs of gentrification. liberationnews.org The "success" of ASU could not have been achieved without displacing working-class people from their homes and leaving them to have to restart the already difficult journey of finding affordable housing.

Kevin Gosztola (2021-09-03). 9/11 Cinema: 'The Siege' Foreshadowed America's Dark Transformation. thedissenter.org FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard (Screen shot from the promotional trailer for "The Siege" and fair use for the purposes of commentary)[Editor's Note: This is the first in The Dissenter's weekly series on 9/11 and its impact on cinema, which will be published as a companion to our series, "Twenty Years In A Security State."] | Yunis Shokuri, who was a Guantanamo Bay prisoner for over 13 years, once recalled the plot of "The Siege" when he appeared before a military tribunal. "The movie was about terrorists carrying out terrorist attacks in the United States.""The CIA and FBI were no…

WSWS (2021-09-03). The Texas abortion ban: A massive assault on democratic rights. wsws.org The US Supreme Court's decision to allow the Texas abortion ban to go into effect September 1 must be opposed by the entire working class. The right to free, safe and legal abortion is a fundamental democratic right.

Fight Back (2021-09-03). Austin protests Texas governor's attack on women. fightbacknews.org Austin, TX — Around 100 people rallied at the Texas State Capitol on September 1 to protest against the statewide abortion ban that went into effect that same day. Texas abortion clinics have been forced to stop taking appointments in order to avoid what could be thousands of lawsuits against them. The new law especially affects low-income and working-class women who don't have the resources to take time off work, since the ban forces women in Texas to drive an average of 248 miles one way to access an abortion clinic out of state. | Austin Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) organized Wednesday's actio…

TRT World (2021-09-03). Video: Australia's Controversial Spy Bill in 'Contempt of Democracy'. asia-pacificresearch.com

Joshua Frank (2021-09-03). Revisiting 9/11, Ward Churchill and Those "Little Eichmanns" counterpunch.org In July 2007 Ward Churchill was dismissed from his teaching position within the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Colorado (CU). While CU administration attested that his ousting was due to scholarly fraud, Churchill argued it was most certainly not, and had much more to do with his controversial political writings on 9/11. The fiery rage directed at Churchill had been fanned by New York's Republican Gov. George Pataki, Fox News, along with a few liberal windbags. Churchill would later take CU to court where a jury ruled in his favor, noting that not one witness that testified against him on behalf o…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). After conquest of Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey and Azerbaijan prepare for new war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish, Azerbaijani commandos hold joint military exercises Turkish and Azerbaijani commandos launched joint military exercises on Sept. 2, according to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry. In June, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev signed the joint declaration in Azerbaijan's historic city of Shusha…which was liberated last year….It focuses on defense cooperation, …

TASS (2021-09-03). Putin highlights Far East's advanced development as Russia's top priority. tass.com The development of the Russian Far East is a unique task by its complexity, Russian President added…

Shawgi Tell (2021-09-03). Economic Collapse Not Caused By COVID And Won't Improve With Vaccines. dissidentvoice.org For major owners of capital, the "COVID Pandemic" has been a perfect pretext and scapegoat for an obsolete economy failing due to its own intrinsic logic and dynamics. COVID has been a convenient and timely cover for the ongoing global economic decline that started well before the "COVID Pandemic." It is much easier to blame …

José A. Amesty R. (2021-09-03). Colombia viola derechos humanos de migrantes venezolanos. globalizacion.ca La violación de los Derechos Humanos en Colombia, es pan de todos los días. Por ejemplo, en mayo de 2021, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), durante el desarrollo de las protestas en el país neogranadino, solicitó una visita…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-03). Russia To Build New Cities In Siberia, Starting With 300,000 Population "Sputnik" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A new Russian city by the name of Sputnik with a population of 300,000 people should appear 30 kilometers from Vladivostok. | This was stated in a corresponding agreement, signed at the Eastern Economic Forum in which Russian President Vladimir Putin also took part."The creation of a new city Sputnik is planned on the territory of the advanced social and economic development "Nadezhdinskaya". The building area will be 925 hectares. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to bu…

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-03). Victims of US Drone Strike in Kabul Want Answers. news.antiwar.com Since the US carried out a drone strike in Kabul on Sunday that witnesses say killed 10 civilians, "They have to give us answers. Is our…

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-09-03). The Great Reset, "The Green New Deal" and Today's Bankrupt World Economy. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

Angela (2021-09-03). Saturday 9/4: Virtual screening of the film "Hanna K" indybay.org

Isaac Nellist (2021-09-03). COVID-19: Workers speak out against being put in harm's way. greenleft.org.au Workers are being put in harm's way and the Australian Unemployed Workers' Union and Living Incomes for Everyone want that to change. Isaac Nellist reports.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-03). Georgina Mace Centre for the Living Planet launches at Silwood Park. imperial.ac.uk Academics and family gathered at Silwood Park to launch the Georgina Mace Centre for the Living Planet and unveil a plaque in honour of her legacy.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

Global Research News (2021-09-03). Selected Articles: "Herd Stupidity": The Manufactured COVID Crisis. globalresearch.ca By The pandemic is contrived for sinister motives. Everything connected with Covid is Junk Science foisted …

Faye Wilson Kennedy (2021-09-03). Saturday 9/25: Climate Justice Festival: Carbon Free by 2030. indybay.org McClatchy Park, 3500 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817…

Murtaza Hussain (2021-09-03). Over Two Decades, US' Global War on Terror Has Taken Nearly 1 Million Lives and Cost $8 Trillion. globalresearch.ca

Gig Workers Rising, We Drive Progress (2021-09-03). 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…

Global Research (2021-09-03). Argentina — PASO 2021: Las trampas de la fe. globalizacion.ca El problema no es que alguien crea en algo sino que pretenda que su creencia modele la vida de los demás, sea que esos otros crean en eso, crean en otra cosa o no crean en nada. De ese tipo…

Marcelo Colussi (2021-09-03). Afganistán: La versión que no se cuenta. globalizacion.ca En 1978 en Afganistán tuvo lugar una revolución socialista, conocida como Revolución Saur o Revolución de Abril. Se conformó entonces la República Democrática de Afganistán, conducida por el Partido Democrático Popular de Afganistán, de izquierda, la que recibió el apoyo…

William rivers Pitt (2021-09-03). Progressives May Have to Vote Against Infrastructure to Rescue Climate Spending. zcomm.org AOC and the Progressive Caucus need to vote against the infrastructure bill if Pelosi allows it to be decoupled from the budget-climate bill…

David Giesen (2021-09-03). 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)…

UC Santa Cruz Slugs & Steins (2021-09-03). 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…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-03). Professor Sir Eric Ash (1928 – 2021) – community remembers former Rector. imperial.ac.uk Professor Sir Eric Ash, Imperial Rector between 1985 and 1993, has passed away aged 93.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic physicians recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic physicians Judith Kaur, M.D. and Thomas R. Viggiano M.D., M.Ed. have been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges with 2021 AAMC awards. The annual awards honor individuals and institutions making significant contributions to medical education, research, clinical care, and community engagement. Judith Kaur, M.D., Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Dr. Kaur, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida received The Herbert W. Nickens Award for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Congenital heart disease revision surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a congenital heart defect and my initial surgery at 32 was complicated. I continue to have heart problems. At my last visit, my cardiologist said I would likely need another surgery. I'm afraid to have another procedure. How do I know if I need one, and why would a revision be needed? ANSWER: Patients with moderate to high complexity congenital heart disease often undergo multiple interventions. Not knowing what condition you have,…

Revolution Books (2021-09-03). Monday 9/6: Emergency Meeting: Texas Effectively Bans Abortion—We Can't Let This Go Down! indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

Michael Harris (2021-09-03). Thursday 9/9: California Admission Day for All. indybay.org California State Capitol – North Steps…

San Mateo Saturday (2021-09-03). Students for a Carbon Fee & Dividend Rally. indybay.org Dozens of college and high school students who make up the group Citizens Climate Lobby San Mateo Youth launched a demonstration, the "Students for a Carbon Fee & Dividend Rally" on August 21. They heard from many speakers and shouted their own messages through bullhorns as well as from a podium.

Brittney McNamara (2021-09-03). What the Texas Abortion Ban Means For People Seeking an Abortion. zcomm.org The bill allows private citizens to file civil lawsuits against anyone they believe "aids and abets."

UUSF Forum (2021-09-03). Sunday 9/12: The Housing Crisis and the Reckoning with the American Dream. indybay.org us02web.zoom.us/j/84613268329?pwd=U3NEMX…

Demand Justice (2021-09-03). Thursday 9/2: Emergency Action Call: Imperiled Future of Abortion Access & Women's Repro Rights. indybay.org Online action call…

Jonathan Cook (2021-09-03). Jewish Chronicle's libel payouts were a small price to pay for smearing Corbyn and the left. dissidentvoice.org The Jewish Chronicle, a weekly newspaper that was saved from liquidation last year by a consortium led by a former senior adviser to Theresa May, has been exposed as having a quite astonishing record of journalistic failings. Over the past three years, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), the misnamed and feeble "press regulator" created …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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 (2021-09-03). 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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Georgia, Ukraine coordinate military measures against Russia over "occupied territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces met with the Commander of the National Guard of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine The Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili and his Deputy, Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze met with the Commander of the National Guard of the Ministry of Internal Affairs …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-03). Czechia To Beef Up Its Ground Forces With IFVs, And Know-How For Future Development. southfront.org Rheinmetall's Lynx IFV. Click to see full-size image | The Czech Ministry of Defense is looking to upgrade its ground forces, and it put forward a tender for 210 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs). | As a result, three companies submitted their offers. | They are as follows: | The UK's BAE Systems with their Swedish-made CV90 (Combat Vehicle 90). | The CV90 has a long history, as it has been actively used ever since 1993. The CV90 platform design has continuously evolved in steps from Mk0 to current MkIV with advanc…

Staff (2021-09-03). A Plea for Help from New Orleans: Curfew & Cops Are Not Aid for the Poor After Ida, Says Malik Rahim. democracynow.org As the death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in the northeastern United States climbs to 46, President Biden is visiting New Orleans, which is under curfew enforced by police and the National Guard as most of the city remains in the dark amid sweltering temperatures. "This is truly déjà vu," says Malik Rahim, who joins us by phone from the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans, where he co-founded the mutual aid group Common Ground Collective after Hurricane Katrina. "This hurricane happened when it was the worst time in America to be poor."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-03). Great Exhibition Road Festival returns with love letter to the world. imperial.ac.uk From DIY soap to weaving waste, a week of free events for all ages will explore how science and the arts can inspire a greener future.

Labor Video Project (2021-09-03). They Don't Care About Our Safety! UESF Teachers/Students/Staff Protest Lack of Testing. indybay.org The United Educators of San Francisco UESF held a rally at San Francisco City hall on 8/31/21 to protest the lack of proper ventilation, masks and any testing protocol for returning students, teachers and staff.

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-09-03). Latin America: In Search of Lost Sovereignty. zcomm.org Two recent events have activated the possibility of relaunching Latin American and Caribbean cooperation and coordination, so neglected during the last five years…

Edward Curtin (2021-09-03). The Incantational Bewitchment of Propaganda. dissidentvoice.org We'll know our disinformation is complete when everything the America public believe is false. — William Casey, CIA Director, February 1981 All propaganda succeeds because it satisfies needs that it has first created. If you follow the daily rat-a-tat mainstream news reports and react to them, you will be caught in a labyrinth that has been …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-09-03). Desaprobación de Iván Duque alcanza el 75 % en Colombia. telesurtv.net El 77 por ciento de los ciudadanos consultados considera que la situación social en Colombia está empeorando.

Greg Palast (2021-09-03). Louisiana Black-out: Not an Act of God, an Act of Entergy. zcomm.org The darkness, the misery and death you are witnessing in Louisiana is not an act of God, it's an act of Entergy Inc.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Expert Alert: 3 reasons why more organ donors from diverse backgrounds are needed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Of the 106,000 people in the U.S. who are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, roughly 60% are minorities. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic experts provide three reasons why getting more people from diverse backgrounds to be organ donors is vital to help save lives: 1. Some racial and ethnic populations are more likely to need a transplant. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans have an…

Chuck Collins (2021-09-03). We Must End the Housing Crisis. zcomm.org Communities need to expand the supply of local homeownership and permanently affordable rental housing, owned by nonprofits and community housing authorities…

12 days to go (2021-09-03). 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.

Staff (2021-09-03). "On the Kill Floors": Essential Workers in Meatpacking Plants Still Lack Safety & COVID Protections. democracynow.org Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, we look at the experiences of meatpacking workers during the pandemic and beyond. Dulce Castañeda, a founding member of Children of Smithfield, a Nebraska-based grassroots advocacy group led by the children and family members of meatpacking workers, says conditions in the meatpacking plants during the pandemic remained as usual. "It was a situation where they weren't receiving the protections that they needed," she tells Democracy Now!, adding that workers often don't have the time or resources to advocate for themselves. Castañeda and her family are profiled in a new book by journ…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). U.S. envoy to Georgia orders Russian troops out of Abkhazia, South Ossetia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Degnan: Russia's calls for restoration ties with Georgia unreliable until it withdraws troops US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan has responded to the recent statement of Russian FM Sergey Lavrov on preparedness to restore relations with Georgia, stating that Georgia 'has many times heard' such messages from Russia and they are not trustworthy until Russia …

2 weeks to go (2021-09-03). 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

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Malice in Nulandland: Volodymyr Zelensky, dragon slayer. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com –°ivil society so strong no "dragon" can emerge there — Zelensky An authoritarian regime would be impossible in Ukraine…President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said while speaking with the faculty and experts at Stanford University. Asked whether he is afraid to become a "dragon" after killing one, the head of state said: "As for 'killing a dragon,' I've …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-03). New Zealand Attacker Known To Authorities For Years, Still Carries Out Terror Attack. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the attack on the Auckland supermarket customers a terrorist attack, which left six people injured. | Three of the casualties are in critical condition. | In a press conference alongside Police Commissioner Andrew Coster, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the attacker was an extremist terror group sympathiser who had been known to authorities since 2016. | Ardern said his ideology was ISIS-inspired, but he was a "lone-wolf"."What ha…

Global Research News (2021-09-03). Last Month's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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….

Philip Broistedt, Christian Hofmann (2021-09-03). With a plan against the climate crisis. indybay.org Quality and enjoyment would be the new maxims, and the true wealth would be free time. Admittedly, a change in consciousness would remain necessary, and many a convenience in lifestyle would have to be abandoned in favor of the ecosystem. However, the standard of living could be raised significantly through free time and leisure.

Pedro Brieger (2021-09-03). A cinco años del golpe contra Dilma. globalizacion.ca El 31 de agosto se cumplieron cinco años del derrocamiento de Dilma Rousseff en Brasil. El "impeachment" sirvió para desalojar del poder al Partido de los Trabajadores, avanzar con los juicios contra Lula da Silva, llevarlo a la cárcel, impedir…

Badri Raina (2021-09-03). The Questionable Patriotism of Indian Industry. zcomm.org They Do Not Invest in Jammu and Kashmir…

Gilberto López y Rivas (2021-09-03). Pueblos y territorios frente al Tren Maya. globalizacion.ca En Tepoztlán, Morelos, mañana sábado, a las 13 horas, se presentará el libro de autoría colectiva: Pueblos y territorios frente al Tren Maya: escenarios sociales, económicos y culturales (Centro Interdisciplinar para la Investigación de la Recreación AC, 2021), coordinado por…

WSWS (2021-09-03). Hundreds of vaccinated students test positive for COVID-19 at Duke University. wsws.org More students are infected now, despite 98 percent vaccination, than were infected a year ago, before vaccines were available…

Staff (2021-09-03). Dirty Work: Eyal Press on Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. democracynow.org Ahead of Labor Day, we speak with journalist and sociologist Eyal Press about his new book, "Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America." Press profiles workers like prison guards and oil workers — people who make their livelihoods by doing "unethical activity that society depends on and tacitly condones but doesn't want to hear too much" about, he says. "This work is largely hidden, and we rarely hear from the people on the frontlines who are delegated to do it," Press tells Democracy Now! "The powerful and the privileged really don't do the dirty work in America — they n…

Dave Lindorff (2021-09-03). Kids Die Last as Biden Plays Tough Guy. counterpunch.org First there was a catastrophic but predictable attack on US and Taliban troops as well as desperate civilians trying to escape the ruins and chaos of the country the US occupier was leaving behind to the victorious Taliban. One or more IS-K terrorists wearing exploding vests filled with shrapnel, possibly backed by other IS fighters

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-09-03). Living in Dark Times: I Revolt, Therefore I Am! globalresearch.ca First published on January 4, 2021 | "Really, I live in dark times! The guileless word is foolish. (…) The laughing man has only not yet received the terrible news." This is how Bertolt Brecht's poem "An die Nachgeborenen" (To …

Chinatown Merchant Association (2021-09-03). Saturday 9/11: 31st Annual Autumn Moon Festival. indybay.org Chinatown – 667 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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….

Pedro Miguel (2021-09-03). México — A media transformación. globalizacion.ca En estos tres años —vaya que han pasado rápido— la presidencia de Andrés Manuel López Obrador ha conseguido reorientar a un Poder Ejecutivo que estaba dedicado a hacer negocios particulares para ponerlo al servicio de los intereses populares y nacionales….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

Graziella Pogolotti (2021-09-03). "Derrotamos la ultraderecha fascista, dirigida por el imperialismo" globalizacion.ca En este importante momento de transición para la revolución bolivariana, que está dialogando con la oposición golpista, ante las megaelecciones del 21 de noviembre, entrevistamos a uno de sus cuadros políticos más representativos, el exministro Eduardo Piñate, miembro de la …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-03). Desperation Hits: Ukraine Warns Europe Will Be "Solely Dependent" On Russian Pipelines. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The launch of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will mean Europe will be solely dependent on Moscow-run pipelines as the Ukrainian route for gas delivery to Europe disappears, the head of Ukraine's gas transit operator said. | Russia's Gazprom has almost completed the construction of Nord Stream 2, which can divert transit gas flows still going through Ukraine to Europe, but the company may face difficulties in its authorisation."If Gazprom achieves the launch of No…

Jared Spears (2021-09-03). Redefining Work to Save the Planet. zcomm.org We upended our lives during the pandemic, but our response to what we know is happening to the planet has remained business-as-usual…

_____ (2021-09-03). 'Catastrophe' Feared as 35 Million People Are Set to Lose Jobless Aid in 3 Days. commondreams.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-03). The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca The stated objective is to enforce the Worldwide vaccination of 7.9 billion people in more than 190 countries, to be followed by the imposition of a digitized "vaccine passport". The evidence of mortality and morbidity resulting from the vaccine is overwhelming. Needless to say this is a multi-billion dollar operation for Big Pharma.

Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley (2021-09-03). Wednesday 9/8: "Fighting Poverty with SNAP": Expanding Assistance Programs as Anti-Poverty Tools. indybay.org Online panel discussion…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-09-03). Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): FDA Fast-Tracks RSV mRNA 'Vaccine'. "Are We Creating a Public Health Disaster" globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, him, SH (2021-09-03). Intento de asesinato a Evo Morales revela brutalidad de fuerzas golpistas. telesurtv.net El politólogo expresó que de haberse consumado el atentado a Evo Morales pudo desencadenar en un conflicto internacional.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-09-03). Rick Claypool on OxyContin Bankruptcy, Dean Baker on Economic Disconnects. fair.org Purdue heir David Sackler and wife Joss depicted in Vanity Fair ( This week on CounterSpin: The

Rodolfo Bueno (2021-09-03). En Afganistán las apariencias engañan. globalizacion.ca A partir de la invasión a Iraq de 2003, llevada a cabo por una coalición encabezada por Estados Unidos y que marcó el inicio de la guerra de Iraq, se formó el Estado Islámico de Iraq y el Levante, también…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-03). Nurses Speak Out at Minnesota Town Hall Meeting on COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries and Lack of Reporting to VAERS. globalresearch.ca

Movement Rights (2021-09-03). Thursday 9/9: People Vs. Fossil Fuels Digital Rally: Demand a World Beyond Fossil Fuels! indybay.org Online/virtual rally…

Yves Engler (2021-09-03). Canadian Military Wrecks the Environment. orinocotribune.com By Yves Engler — Aug 24, 2021 | The forest fires, torrential floods and other extreme weather events wreaking havoc around the world are a cry from Mother Earth to take bold action. It's time for environmentalists to directly challenge militarism, which is inherently anti-ecological and divides the world into good guys and bad guys at a time when we need international cooperation to mitigate the climate crisis. | From decimating animal life to releasing substantial greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere, Canada's armed forces have an immense ecological footprint. They've littered the landscape with tens…

Planned Parenthood (2021-09-03). Thursday 9/2: Bans Off Our Bodies: National Briefing on Reproductive Health Rights w/ PP. indybay.org Online/virtual…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

ecns.cn (2021-09-03). Over 2.08 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China. ecns.cn More than 2.08 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Thursday, data from the National Health Commission showed Friday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). 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…

Gabriel Vera Lopes (2021-09-03). Venezuela: una "amenaza inusual" globalizacion.ca La ronda de negociaciones iniciadas en México el pasado 13 de agosto, entre representantes del gobierno de Venezuela y distintas facciones de los principales bloques de la oposición -aglutinados en la recientemente constituida Plataforma Unitaria de Venezuela- tendrá un segundo…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-03). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Expanding the donor pool – hepatitis C no longer a barrier to transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With a goal of shortening the wait time for a solid organ transplant, Mayo Clinic is leading efforts to expand the donor pool by making more organs suitable for transplantation. Organs from deceased donors are screened thoroughly, and donated organs that tested positive for hepatitis C were previously discarded. But research at Mayo Clinic has changed that. A recent Mayo Clinic study found that livers from donors exposed to hepatitis C can be safely used…

_____ (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.

Grace Woods, Bianca Valle (2021-09-02). NYC tenants: Extend eviction moratorium & build safe, affordable, permanent housing for all! liberationnews.org On Aug 28, New York City socialist mayoral candidate Cathy Rojas and members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) gathered for a speakout in Brooklyn and Queens to agitate for an extension to the New York state eviction moratorium. The statewide moratorium was set to expire Aug 31, and, coupled with last week's …

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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 …

_____ (2021-09-02). Don't Wage Economic War On Afghanistan. popularresistance.org Now that U.S. forces have finally exited Afghanistan, some American hawks are already agitating for the government to stoke internal conflict by backing a new insurgency and wage economic warfare on the country. Last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Mike Waltz publicly called for US recognition of anti-Taliban forces in the Panjshir Valley as the Afghan government, and they urged the Biden administration to add the Taliban to the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations (FTO). Sanctions advocates from the hardline Foundation for Defense of Democracies recently made the case for piling on sanct…

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

Dana Sanchez (2021-09-02). Biden Caught In A Lie? Leaked Call Shows He Asked Afghanistan President to 'Change Perception,' Even If Untrue. moguldom.com In the last call between U.S. President Joe Biden and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani before the Taliban completed their coup, neither seemed aware of the immediate danger nor prepared for the entire country falling apart, according to a transcript leaked to Reuters on condition of anonymity. At the time of the July 23 call between the …

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. 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. | Biden's failure to establish a plan for evacuating tens of thousands of Afghans seeking to the flee the new Taliban regime made him a soft target for the Beltway media's fu…

_____ (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.

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

Kevin Mwanza (2021-09-02). If You Invested $10K In Defense Contractor Stocks When Afghanistan War Started, You Would Have Made $90,000. moguldom.com If you bought $10,000 worth of stocks in the top five U.S. defense contractors in 2001 when the Afghanistan war started, and faithfully reinvested all dividends, your investment would now be worth $97,295 — a far greater return than was available in the overall stock market over the last two decades. In comparison, a $10,000 …

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 …

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…

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

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…

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…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-02). Afghanistan Has Lessons For The Gulf. southfront.org U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexander Ventura II | Written by The US withdrawal from Afghanistan will likely clarify what the Gulf's security options are. | Gulf states are…

_____ (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.

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.

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