2021-09-07: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2021-09-07). How Elite US Institutions Created Afghanistan's Neoliberal President Ashraf Ghani, who Stole $169 Million from His Country. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton — Sep 2, 2021 | 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, coached by powerful DC think tanks like the Atlantic Council, and given awards for his book "Fixing Failed States." | 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 the Taliban…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-07). Protestors launch Global Week of Action for Democracy in Swaziland and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at renewed protests in Swaziland with the launch of the Global Week of Action for Democracy; the members of a new 'caretaker' government appointed by the Taliban following the takeover of Panjshir; protests and counter-protests organized across Brazil as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro rallies his supporters to march to Brasilia; the partial agreements signed between the Venezuelan government and the right-wing opposition after another round of talks in Mexico; and the 'Kisan Panchayat' rally held by over 500,000 protesting farmers in India.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-07). Taliban claims victory over rebel forces in Panjshir valley, announces end of war in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org According to reports, the leader of the resistance in Panjshir valley, Ahmad Massoud, and vice-president in the Ashraf Ghani-led government, Amrullah Saleh, have fled the country…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-07). Afghan Women Take Initiative Of Resistance After Panjshir Was Conquered By Taliban. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Residents of the Afghanistan's capital of Kabul went out to the streets, demonstrating against the Pakistan's support to the Taliban, its involvement in Afghanistan's national affairs. The protests were held in support of resistance forces that have On September 7th, the protests involved hundreds of Kabul residents, most of th…

_____ (2021-09-07). Military Coup Topples President Alpha Condé In Guinea. popularresistance.org On Sunday morning, Guinean special forces with links to US and French imperialism led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya launched a coup in the capital, Conakry, ousting President Alpha Condé and imposing martial law in the former French West African colony. The coup came amid mounting popular anger at fuel and food price hikes, bread shortages and tax increases as Guinea's economy reels under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Condé's attempt in 2019 to rewrite Guinea's constitution to allow himself to hold on to power until 2032 had provoked mass protests.

_____ (2021-09-07). Labor Day Lessons From The American Union Movement's Hidden History. popularresistance.org Last week marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest labor uprising in U.S. history. In 1921, around 10,000 coal miners in Logan County, West Virginia, who had been trying to unionize with the United Mine Workers of America went to war against about 3,000 coal bosses, state police, private security forces and scabs. For five long, bloody days, those miners in their red bandannas — the Red Neck Army, as they called themselves — held the line, fighting like hell for their futures and their families.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-07). On US Labor Day, millions of workers gifted jobless aid cuts and more hardships. peoplesdispatch.org Though the number of new claims for unemployment assistance and the unemployment rate has decreased, the numbers are still much higher than pre-pandemic levels…

WSWS (2021-09-07). US football stadiums packed to the brim while COVID continues to surge. wsws.org Labor Day weekend began with mass attendance at college football games that will assuredly lead to a huge rise in coronavirus infections and deaths.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-09-07). The Structural Greed of Corporate America. counterpunch.org This year's Labor Day finds millions of Americans — those who labor in offices — almost bubbling about the prospects for an epic transformation of their workspaces. Within Corporate America, working remotely may soon become a permanent standard operating practice. Imagine that. No more horrific daily commutes. No more stressing in cramped cubicles. And, maybe

Staff (2021-09-07). Headlines for September 7, 2021. democracynow.org Jobless Benefits for Millions Expire on Labor Day After Congress and White House Fail to Act, Over 1,000 U.S. Schools Cancel In-Person Classes Due to COVID-19, Taliban Defeat Last Pocket of Resistance, Step Up Attacks on Afghan Women, 90% of Afghanistan's 2,300 Healthcare Centers May Soon Be Forced to Close, Warns WHO, Millions in Ethiopia's Tigray Are on Brink of Famine, Warns World Food Programme, Guinean Army Colonel Deposes President Alpha Condé in Military Coup, Millions Rally for Brazil's Far-Right President, Raising Fears of Trump-Like Insurrection, Mexico Breaks Up Caravan of Asylum Seekers; U.S. Deports…

WSWS (2021-09-07). Australia's "Lockdown to Zero" campaign: A pseudo-left trap to boost Labor and the unions. wsws.org Having shown limited interest in the global COVID-19 pandemic for 18 months, Socialist Alternative has only established "Lockdown to Zero" to defend Labor and the unions amid widespread hostility in the working class to the entire political establishment.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-07). Georgian, Ukrainian military chiefs continue to collaborate on LOOT. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com LOOT: Liberation of occupied territories, in which endeavor they're fully backed by the U.S., NATO and the EU. Those territories are Abkhazia, Crimea, Donetsk, Lugansk and South Ossetia. Wars have been and are being waged in the last three. Commander of the Ukrainian Guard inspects the base of the 20th cadre brigade of the National …

WSWS (2021-09-07). Former Dana auto parts worker fired after missing time due to COVID infection. wsws.org Steven Fletcher worked at the Dry Ridge plant, the same facility where Danny Walters died after suffering a seizure on the job.

WSWS (2021-09-07). German union boss attacks striking railway workers. wsws.org Hoffmann's attacks on the strike further demonstrate that the unions are no longer workers' organizations and have turned into auxiliary forces of the corporations and state.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Close schools across Brazil to save lives! wsws.org The Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education in Brazil (CBES-BR) will arm Brazilian workers and youth with a program to eradicate the pandemic based on science and the political independence and international unity of the working class.

Thom Hartmann (2021-09-07). Is America Doomed? Or is This Just a Huge Opportunity for the Progressive Agenda? counterpunch.org Some Americans feel like we're living through a "last days" biblical Revelation kind of scenario. There's a worldwide pandemic that is even killing our children; climate change has drowned the East Coast while the West Coast is on fire; emergency workers and firefighters are struggling with Covid; and a group of rightwing billionaires and religious

Slomski A. (2021-09-07). Covering Tracheostomies Reduces Viral Spread to Health Care Staff. jamanetwork.com Covering a patient's tracheostomy with a commercially available heat moisture exchanger (HME) and a surgical mask is the most effective strategy to decrease aerosolized particles and reduce the risk of viral transmission to health care workers, a study suggests. Although the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic prompted the work, the findings apply to preventing viral spread from emerging diseases during aerosol-generating procedures, the researchers wrote in JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Alberta nurses protest forced overtime, government's mishandling of pandemic. wsws.org Health care workers are outraged over the hard-right United Conservative Party's disastrous mishandling of COVID-19, and its imposition of forced overtime on chronically underpaid and understaffed nurses.

WSWS (2021-09-07). US ruling class cuts off pandemic jobless aid, pushing millions over financial cliff. wsws.org The termination of federal unemployment benefits, supported by the White House and Congress, is aimed at beating back the growing movement by workers against low wages.

Editor (2021-09-07). Comentario sobre Ida: El capitalismo acelera la miseria. workers.org La rama de la Costa del Golfo Central de Workers World Party Partido Mundo Obrero emitió la siguiente declaración el 29 de agosto. Mientras el huracán Ida se abalanza sobre Luisiana y asalta toda la Costa Central del Golfo, debemos recordar que cuando ocurren desastres, el capitalismo no responde con . . . |

QUELL (2021-09-07). Storm damage fuels anger against capitalism. workers.org On Sept. 1, New York City was besieged by Hurricane Ida. Flash floods from torrential rains led to serious infrastructural damages, stranding numerous cars on roads and highways and flooding subway tunnels. With flood waters rising, many people were trapped in basements or in submerged areas. Around 9 p.m. that . . . |

Editor (2021-09-07). The storm before the storm. workers.org There is no doubt that the climate catastrophe threatens the future of life on the planet. A massive mobilization of the working class will be needed to combat this threat. But, as Hurricane Ida and the associated flooding revealed, this is not just a threat to future generations — climate . . . |

WSWS (2021-09-07). Oppose the full reopening of New York University! wsws.org NYU's decision to herd over 40,000 students and workers back into classrooms and workplaces amid skyrocketing COVID-19 cases is nothing less than criminal.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Teachers, nurses voice support for California gubernational candidate, David Moore. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke with workers about California recall campaign and why they are supporting the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for governor, David Moore.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Reopening of French schools threatens students and workers with a resurgence of the pandemic. wsws.org With an average of over 13,000 daily cases, the reopening of schools in France that began last week is preparing a new wave of infections, illnesses and deaths among teachers, children and the population at large.

Bill Fletcher (2021-09-07). The GOP: Worker's Party or Party of the White Republic? zcomm.org The Republican Party is a "working class party" now, according to its nationalist wing. But a deeper look at its pro-worker rhetoric reveals a longstanding trope of the "white worker" against invader populations…

Alex Salmon (2021-09-07). Maritime Qube workers mark 40 days of industrial action. greenleft.org.au Maritime Union of Australia members employed by Qube marked 40 days of industrial action for health and safety provisions in their workplace agreement. Alex Salmon reports.

Vivienne Porzsolt (2021-09-07). Vale Dunera boy Walter Kaufmann, 1924-2021. greenleft.org.au Walter Kaufman was his own man, a survivor, 'at home in homelessness'. Vivienne Porzsolt recalls the remarkable life of a left-wing writer and unionist.

Elana Rabinowitz (2021-09-07). Texas Law Highlights the Urgency of the Fight for Reproductive Rights. progressive.org With the draconian abortion law that just took effect in Texas, this horrific treatment of pregnant people may now actually be something I witness in my lifetime. How is that possible?

Staff (2021-09-07). Texas Abortion Ban Is a Violation of International Law. truthout.org United Nations experts tasked with monitoring human rights abuses across the globe are condemning Texas' near-total abortion ban as a clear violation of international law, characterizing the state's newly imposed restrictions as "profoundly discriminatory" and dangerous. | Melissa Upreti, a human rights lawyer and the chair of the U.N.'s working group on discrimination against women and girls,

_____ (2021-09-07). UN Human Rights Experts: Texas Abortion Ban Is a Violation of International Law. commondreams.org

Richard C. Gross (2021-09-07). Conservative Republican Demagogues. counterpunch.org "This country is frightening" (Author's italics.) — Philip Roth, "American Pastoral," 1997 Republican state legislatures and governors, with Texas leading the way, are dismantling the essence of American democracy, and the conservative Supreme Court is helping them reach their goal. Get ready to kiss goodbye to Roe v. Wade. These conservative demagogues are building on the authoritarian,

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2021-09-07). Protección Civil de Haití confirma 2.246 decesos tras terremoto. telesurtv.net Las autoridades contabilizan 12.763 heridos y 329 desaparecidos tras el terremoto suscitado el pasado mes de agosto.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-07). After Syria, Libya, Karabakh wars, new Turkish drones are "heavily-armed and dangerous" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Heavily-armed and dangerous: The Akinci drone in the skiesOne should not forget that the underlying success in the Karabakh, Syria, and Libya frontiers were not merely Turkish drones, but Turkish way of drone warfare. Recently, the Turkish Armed Forces have started receiving the first batch of its new Akinci unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Designed and …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-07). Military Situation In Syria On September 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 5, Russian military police entered the Daraa al-Balad neighborhood | On September 5, the Daraa al-Balad militants started to hand over their weapons to the Syrian Arab Army | On September 5, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in Fatirah area | On September 5, Turkish forces and Russian military police conducted a joint patrol near the city of Ain al-Arab | On September 5, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positio…

Staff (2021-09-07). BBC Admits Documentary on Syria Chemical Attack Contained 'False Claims'. orinocotribune.com UK's propaganda outlet BBC has admitted that a Radio 4 documentary about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, in 2018 contained serious inaccuracies. | On Sunday, the UK corporation's Executive Complaints Unit (ECU) upheld a protest by The judges agreed that BBC investigative journalist Chloe Hadjimatheou's show failed to meet the "corporation's editorial standards for accuracy" by reporting false c…

Editor2 (2021-09-07). Should the Cuban Revolution Hold on to Power? Part 4: Lenin's New Economic Policy and the Cuban Situation. orinocotribune.com By Sam King — Sep 4, 2021 | The following article outlines some theoretical considerations to help place Cuba's contemporary situation into a Marxist framework. A relevant reference point seems to be another revolutionary country that also found itself in the situation of isolation — Russia. | In the broadest possible terms, the objective situation in Cuba today approximates aspects of the situation the Russian revolution faced in 1921 after its victory in the civil war. There are countless differences in detail and emphasis, however, in broadest terms, in both countries state power had/has been consol…

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-09-07). Sobornos en medios de comunicación yanquis. globalizacion.ca En los últimos tiempos se ha incrementado contra Cuba una enorme campaña de descrédito, financiada con fondos federales de Estados Unidos, del gobierno de la Florida e impulsada por la derecha cubanoamericana asentada en Miami. | De forma desmesurada se utilizó,…

WSWS (2021-09-07). Town Hall meeting: SEP candidate David Moore calls for eradication strategy in response to pandemic. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party hosted a town hall meeting with the party's candidate in the California gubernatorial election, David Moore, on Saturday, September 4.

Richard Eskow (2021-09-07). Afghanistan and the Purdue Pharma Case are Reminders That the U.S. is a Failed Narco-State, Too. counterpunch.org Official figures state that 841,000 Americans died from drug overdoses between 1999 and 2019, and that opioids caused 70.6 percent of drug overdose deaths in 2019. The CDC also reports that in 2020, overdoses spiked by about 30 percent for all drugs and nearly 37 percent for opioids, the highly predictable result of the fear and economic hardship caused by COVID-19. It reported 93,000 overdose deaths that year, which, when combined with deaths in 2021, undoubtedly takes us past the 1 million mark as a modest estimate for drug overdoses over the past two decades, and more than 660,000 deaths from opioid overdoses…

_____ (2021-09-07). War is a Racist Enterprise. popularresistance.org The debacle in Afghanistan exposes how racism oozes from every edifice of the U.S.'s imperialist wars. War requires the dehumanization of its subjects. It is assumed that Afghanistan needs the United States to achieve any modicum of (white) "civilization." The people of Afghanistan have been deemed incapable of expressing self-determination without the almighty hand of the U.S. military. The Taliban, on the other hand, represents the "heart of darkness" that must be wiped away in order for the people of Afghanistan to leave their "primitive" existence behind.

Kenn Orphan (2021-09-07). A Letter to Americans About Afghanistan. counterpunch.org Dear Americans, I wanted to share some thoughts with you on Afghanistan, as it sits atop the rubble of another indifferent imperial folly with the dread of once again living under a fundamentalist authoritarian regime on the horizon. And especially on the American public's disconnect from its own government's culpability in spreading misery there and

Kevin Mwanza (2021-09-07). Actual Facts: Here Are the Top 5 Military Contractors Who Got Big Afghanistan Money Bags. moguldom.com A hasty U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as the Taliban overpowered the government and took control of the capital left many wondering what happened to the trillions of dollars spent over the last two decades since the 2001 U.S. invasion, and who benefited from the money. One thing is clear. More than $2.3 trillion — $300 …

Andy Kroll (2021-09-07). The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire. tomdispatch.com They weren't kidding when they called Afghanistan the "graveyard of empires." Indeed, that cemetery has just taken another imperial body. And it wasn't pretty, was it? Not that anyone should be surprised. Even after 20 years of preparation, a burial never is. In fact, the shock and awe(fulness) in Kabul and Washington over these last weeks shouldn't have been surprising, given our history. After all, we were the ones who prepared the ground and dug the grave for the previous interment in that very cemetery. That, of course, took place between 1979 and 1989 when Washington had no hesitation about using the most ex…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-09-07). Afghanistan, Corporate Media and the Declining Image of the United States. globalresearch.ca

David Swanson (2021-09-07). Video: David Swanson on RT on Afghanistan and Lives That Matter. warisacrime.org

John V. Walsh (2021-09-07). Biden Exits Afghanistan, Heads in the Wrong Direction. dissidentvoice.org On August 31, Joe Biden accepted the inevitable and announced the final departure of all open military personnel from Afghanistan. Perhaps, the most important part of the speech had to do with the future, and here Biden was unequivocal: And here is the critical thing to understand: The world is changing. We're engaged in a …

Josh Frank (2021-09-07). A CIA Drone Analyst Apologizes to the People of Afghanistan. counterpunch.org

WSWS (2021-09-07). Former US Marine sharpshooter murders four in Florida, including mother, baby and grandmother. wsws.org The shooter, Bryan Riley, 33, was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and had worked as a private military contractor for multiple companies including Academi, formerly known as Blackwater.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-09-07). American Failure: Washington's Doomed New Way of Waging War. counterpunch.org An ill-judged attempt to find out who is to blame for failing to predict the swift victory of the Taliban and the disintegration of Afghan government forces is masking the most significant strategic lessons of the Afghan war. Turning points in history usually come by surprise because, if the powers-that-be of the day could see

WSWS (2021-09-07). Afghanistan debacle sends shockwaves through Australian ruling circles. wsws.org The ignominious end of the 20-year occupation of Afghanistan is provoking anxiety in the Australian capitalist elite about its dependence on US imperialism.

TASS (2021-09-07). US' recognition of Taliban 'a long way off,' Biden says. tass.com Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that the US administration was "in no rush" to recognize the Taliban as the new leaders of Afghanistan…

Joel MacKay (2021-09-07). Afghanistan War shows we need war power reform. greenleft.org.au The decision to join the United States' invasion of Afghanistan was made by one man. Joel MacKay argues that any decision to go to war should only be made after exhaustive scrutiny.

Saheli Chowdhury (2021-09-07). 'Civilising Missions' of the Past are 'Humanitarian Interventions' of the Present. orinocotribune.com By Saheli Chowdhury — Sep 5, 2021 | Over the past weeks we have witnessed crocodile tears for Afghanistan, as the United States started evacuating in haste, and the Taliban retook power. In the last two weeks, "Afghanistan" has been mentioned more times than during the last twenty years of US and allied occupation of the country. Despite international "concern" for Afghan women and their rights under a "violent theocratic regime"—with even individuals like former US President George W. Bush and Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the destroyers of Afghanistan, jumping on the bandwagon—the <...

Anonymous103 (2021-09-07). Afghan Acting Government Announced. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 7, the Taliban announced the names of several members of a new interim government in Afghanistan. It will be led by Mohammad Hasan Akhund. | Hasan Akhund was the head of the group's decision-making body the Quetta Shura or chief council that was formed in Pakistan by Taliban's leaders following the U.S. invasion in 2001. In 1996-2001 he was foreign minister and then deputy prime minister in the Taliban regime. | He was born in Kandahar and he has Pashtun lineage from Ahmad Shah Durra…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-07). Resistance Rejects Taliban Victory, Says Fighting Isn't Over. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA) continues to clash with the Taliban, its spokesman Ali Nazari said on Twitter. | #Freedom — Ali Maisam Nazary (@alinazary)

Anonymous103 (2021-09-07). Taliban Perpetuate Muslim World's Failed Governance Paradigm. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan perpetuates a paradigm of failed governance in the Muslim world based on a centuries-old alliance between Islamic scholars and the state that, according to

Brian Terrell (2021-09-07). THE "LONGEST WAR" IS NOT OVER. warisacrime.org Speaking from the White House on August 31, President Joe Biden lied to the people of the U.S. and to the world: "Last night in Kabul, the United States ended 20 years of war in Afghanistan — the longest war in American history." The U.S. war on Afghanistan did not end— it has only adapted …

Staff (2021-09-07). The US Owes Reparations to Afghan Women, Starting With an Open Borders Policy. truthout.org My family escaped Afghanistan and resettled in the U.S. in the early 1990s, when I was a child. Even as I grew accustomed to life in the United States, I mourned the separation from my beautiful home country. Hardly a decade had passed before my new home country waged war on Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9/11. | From the very beginning of the war on Afghanistan Afghan women have been selectively and opportunistically used as pawns to justify military intervention and nation building. For ex…

New Atlas (2021-09-07). BBC Xinjiang/Uyghur Lies Spread to Afghanistan. newatlas.report September 7, 2021 (The New Atlas) — What happens when British state media — the BBC — combines its war propaganda in Afghanistan with its anti-China propaganda in Xinjiang? New Sinophobic narratives depicting Beijing as hunting Uyghurs down far beyond its borders and for apparently no real reason. References: BBC — Afghanistan's Uyghurs fear the …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-09-07). Tomgram: Engelhardt, Post-Afghanistan, Nation (Un)Building Comes Home. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire What Really Matters in the U.S. of A. By Tom Engelhardt They weren't kidding when they called Afghanistan the "graveyard of empires." Indeed, that cemetery has just taken …

Anonymous103 (2021-09-07). State Department, Then Taliban, Reportedly Blocking Private Rescue Planes From Departing Afghanistan. southfront.org On this satellite image taken on Friday, planes can be seen near the main terminal of the airport in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Credit…Maxar Technologies/Reuters | Originally published on Several reports began to trickle in over the weekend about planes stuck in Afghanistan which are trying to evacuate stranded Americans and Afghan allies. | While a 'senior Congressional…

Matt Sedlar (2021-09-07). Hurricane Ida Showed Us that Our Infrastructure Isn't Ready for Climate Change. cepr.net there's going to be a bigger Katrina, there's going to be a bigger Sandy, there's going to be a bigger Hurricane Maria, and they're going to be right around the corner. —Commanding General Thomas Bostick, US Army Corps of Engineers, June 17, 2021 Hurricane Ida has lessons for the members of …

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-07). Black Box East: The role of "the East" in the West's radical imagination. mronline.org The potential of the BLACK BOX EAST as a common space of transnational struggles is a matter of ongoing inquiry. Contributing to this cooperative process, social thinker Max Haiven and historian Vijay Prashad discuss about the role of "the East" in the Western radical imagination. An interview.

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-09-07). Authoritarianism Pandemic Is the Real Threat. globalresearch.ca

Bama Athreya (2021-09-07). Trade Policy Won't Work Until It Works for Women. counterpunch.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

New Atlas (2021-09-07). US Targets China with Mekong River Meddling. newatlas.report September 7, 2021 (The New Atlas) — The US is using multiple artificial crises to justify its continued meddling across the Indo-Pacific region. This includes interfering in nations through which the Mekong River flows — under the basis of "protecting" the environment and human rights. In reality, the US seeks simply to block infrastructure projects …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-07). NATO holds internal auditing training for Georgian Defense Ministry. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com To be recalled when the U.S. and NATO go to war to defend Georgia's "national sovereignty." Internal audit trainings at the Ministry of Defense Internal audit trainings have started at the Ministry of Defense of Georgia. The event was opened by Lela Chikovani, First Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia, Rosaria Puglis , Director of …

Robert Jensen (2021-09-07). Can We Learn From History? counterpunch.org "We told you so" rings hollow. In the face of tens of thousands of lives lost, trillions of dollars spent, and countless communities destroyed, pointing out that early critics of the U.S. "war on terror" were accurate seems crass and cruel, sanctimonious and self-serving. But it's also dangerous to ignore the dissenters. Those of us

Editor2 (2021-09-07). 'Left in Tatters': New Report Describes Israeli Attack's Impact on Gaza's Productive Sector. orinocotribune.com The Israeli military attack on the Gaza Strip in May 2021 had catastrophic economic effects, especially on the productive sector, and caused direct and indirect losses exceeding half a billion dollars in various sectors, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a report released last week. | Titled "Left in Tatters," the report stated that the Israeli army carried focused air and guided artillery attacks on economic facilities including various factories and production units. | In addition to targeting production facilities in different areas in Gaza, the Israeli army deliberately targeted the Gaza Industr…

David Cronin (2021-09-07). How EU clinched a secret deal with Israeli ministry in East Jerusalem. electronicintifada.net New envoy to Tel Aviv laments "untapped potential" of relations.

Mike Adams (2021-09-07). American Medical Association Releases Stunning Document Teaching Doctors to Lie to Patients While Deliberately Exaggerating COVID Death Claims. globalresearch.ca

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2021-09-07). Venezuela Rejects Coup d'État in Guinea — International Reactions (AFRICOM). orinocotribune.com Caracas, September 6, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—In the midst of tension and uncertainty, the inhabitants of the Republic of Guinea face a new political crisis following the coup that overthrew the president, Alpha Condé, who had ruled the African country democratically since 2010. | Since last Sunday, September 5, insurgent military forces under the direction of Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, stormed the presidential palace in Conakry and illegally detained President Condé. The justification of the military coup plotters was the president's alleged lack of democratic principles, financial mismanagement, and the…

Dr. Lee A. Evslin (2021-09-07). Breakfast at Monsanto's Sheds Light on Health Dangers of World's Most Used Weedkiller. globalresearch.ca

Lauring AS, Malani PN. (2021-09-07). Patient Information: Variants of SARS-CoV-2. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page explains what virus variants are and describes several recent variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the public health concerns relating to these variants.

Kuehn BM. (2021-09-07). Developing Partnerships to Streamline Global Food Safety. jamanetwork.com The FDA is leveraging international partnerships to help streamline and target its imported food safety oversight.

Jesús Santrich (2021-09-07). Bolivarianism & Marxism—Commitment to the impossible in defense of utopia. mronline.org Socialist revolution throughout the world, looking to the horizon of the communist utopia, will have to collide with worldwide capitalism for that phenomenon to be overcome definitively. Socialist revolution surely will be breaking the imperialists' chain at its weakest link, as Lenin would have said.

Editor (2021-09-07). Mikis Theodorakis: A life of music and resistance. mronline.org Mikis Theodorakis, who began his political life as a partisan in Greek resistance, remained a staunch opponent of imperialist aggression throughout his life. His musical compositions contributed to the cultural revolution in Greece.

ecns.cn (2021-09-07). Jinan conference to seek global unity in fight against food waste. ecns.cn China will hold an international conference in Shandong province to bolster global cooperation in curbing food waste.

F. William Engdahl (2021-09-07). Has Biden Now Lost Saudi Arabia? globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-07). The Political Economy Of Racial Inequality. popularresistance.org From the rise of Ronald Reagan through the presidency of Donald Trump, the absence of class-based understandings of racial inequality gave us crack babies, super-predators, and many other underclass tropes. While the past two years have witnessed widespread calls for a racial reckoning—influenced in no small part by the horrors of Trumpism—a majority of Democratic politicians and corporate media figures have preferred to frame events in moral terms, using a cultural, race-based analysis of inequality that is antagonistic to social democratic politics.

Khury Petersen-Smith (2021-09-07). Death and Living in the Face of Empire. fpif.org Julian Aguon's 'The Properties of Perpetual Light' is a thoughtful meditation on how, to understand problems at the center of a colonial society, we have to look at the margins.

Alex Rubinstein (2021-09-07). Did the US Support the Growth of ISIS-K? globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-07). New Zealand government axes emergency benefit payments to migrants. wsws.org The widening attack on the basic rights of migrants belies the veneer of "kindness" and "compassion" promoted by the Labour-Greens government.

_____ (2021-09-07). Science Shows We Must Stop Pipelines: This Is How We Do It. popularresistance.org A new report finds that almost one-third of people living in the United States have been directly impacted by the climate crisis so far this year. This includes fires, floods and extreme heat. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that the climate crisis is undoubtedly being caused by human behavior. We must stop emitting carbon now but pipelines for oil and gas are still being built across the country. Clearing the FOG speaks with Deborah Kushner of Appalachians Against Pipelines about her work to stop the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines. Deborah and two others shut down constr…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-07). Conflict Between Militias in Western Libya May Lead to Postponement of Elections. libya360.wordpress.com There is a general feeling among most Libyans that Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, head of the national unity government, is expanding in strength, and implementing his own program, not that agreed upon at the political dialogue forum or presented to Parliament to gain its confidence last March, and he has the tools to achieve his goals….

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-07). Venezuelan government and opposition reach partial agreements. peoplesdispatch.org Important advances were made during the second round of negotiations in Mexico. The dialogue process between the two sides is crucial as it could end years of political crisis and economic instability in Venezuela…

Kuehn BM. (2021-09-07). Testing Monoclonal Antibodies for Rabies Prophylaxis. jamanetwork.com A new guidance from the FDA outlines a pathway for testing monoclonal antibodies as an adjunct to vaccination and prophylaxis after rabies exposure.

_____ (2021-09-07). Groups Call On Justin Trudeau And RCMP To Protect Secwepemc Activists. popularresistance.org Over 40 human rights lawyers, organizations, authors and First Nations representatives penned a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling on him to abide by demands made from the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) calling on Canada to immediately halt construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Gao R, Wang R, Chen C. (2021-09-07). Age at Diabetes Onset and Subsequent Risk of Dementia. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The article by Dr Barbiellini Amidei and colleagues suggested that younger age at onset of diabetes was significantly associated with a higher risk of subsequent dementia. However, we have some concerns about the strength of this conclusion.

Mauro Menezes (2021-09-07). Bolsonaro marches against democracy in Brazil. peoplesdispatch.org Far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has called on his supporters to participate in mass mobilizations on September 7, Brazilian Independence Day, amid a continued drop in approval ratings and increased scrutiny from both the legislative and judiciary over his government's actions.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-07). September 7th: the Greatest Crime. libya360.wordpress.com Marcelo Zero Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro just appropriated Brazil's September 7, Independence Day holiday for his own political purposes. If he had appropriated Rio's Cristo Redentor statue or Petrobras state petroleum company, the crime would have been less egregious. September 7th is supposed to be a great civic festival that includes all Brazilians, regardless of…

WSWS (2021-09-07). Democrats, teachers unions push school reopenings as pandemic expands across Pennsylvania. wsws.org This year, with almost no remote learning, class sizes will return to their previous overcrowded 20, 25 and 30 students per room. One can be certain that covid cases will explode throughout the state.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Teachers and students return to overcrowded classrooms in Oregon as COVID cases surge. wsws.org More than half a million students face serious risks as the Delta variant rips through the state, with rates as high as 1,010 infections per 100,000 in some counties.

_____ (2021-09-07). Politicians Globally Call On Joe Biden To Drop The Prosecution Against Julian Assange. popularresistance.org A cross party group of UK parliamentarians took the opportunity of Biden's visit during G7 summit in Cornwall and appealed to President in an open letter saying: "The effect of your predecessor's decision to take a criminal case against a member of the press working in our country is to restrict the scope of permissible press activities here, and set a precedent that others will no doubt exploit. We appeal to you to drop this prosecution, an act that would be a clarion call for freedom that would echo around the globe."

Barbiellini Amidei C, Fayosse A, Singh-Manoux A. (2021-09-07). Age at Diabetes Onset and Subsequent Risk of Dementia—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Gao and colleagues raise 3 concerns regarding the conclusions of our article. First, they want us to consider hearing and visual complications of diabetes. Our study examined the role of age at onset of diabetes in determining risk of dementia rather than the complications of diabetes. Gao and colleagues refer to 2 recent articles showing sensory impairment to be a risk factor for dementia. The first of these is a report in which the details of the studies used to estimate the risk ratio of 1.9 are not clear. In the second study, people with hearing and visual impairment had a hazard ratio of dementia…

David Skripac (2021-09-07). The Pandemic, "Our Species Is Being Genetically Modified": What Happened in 2020. globalresearch.ca

Janine Jackson (2021-09-07). Only those taking action against climate violence are labeled 'terrorist'. mronline.org Floods, fires, ice caps melting, hurricanes—all attest to the violence of human-caused climate disruption.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-07). LOOT prototype: Turkey, Azerbaijan launch military exercise in conquered Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com LOOT: liberation of occupied territories. With Nagorno-Karabakh as model, the next "occupied territories" in the former Soviet Union to be "liberated" are Abkhazia, Crimea, Donetsk, Lugansk, South Ossetia and Transdniester, with perhaps Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kaliningrad, the Kurils and others to follow. Turkey, Azerbaijan launch joint military drill in Lachin Turkey and Azerbaijan on Sept. …

_____ (2021-09-07). McDonald's employees walk out. popularresistance.org Citing unresolved complaints, disparities in wages with other businesses, staffing shortages and issues with building maintenance, the entire staff of the McDonald's in Bradford who worked the weekend morning shift walked out in protest Sunday morning. According to a former employee who said he quit last week after working for the store for more than a decade, and who asked not to be named, "this is not the first incident of employees walking out of the Bradford store due to issues with executive management."

ecns.cn (2021-09-07). China to roll out pilot scheme for green power trading, build system focused on new energy. ecns.cn China will roll out a scheme of green power trading in an effort to build a new power system with new energy as a mainstay and achieve China's goals of peak emissions and carbon neutrality, the National Development of Reform Commission (NDRC) said on its website on Tuesday.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Mounting anti-regime protests in Thailand as COVID-19 surges. wsws.org More than 1.2 million people have been infected and the number of deaths now exceeds 12,000, with most since April.

Paul Buhle (2021-09-07). Praise Be to Those Who Refused to Kill. progressive.org Two 2021 books take a fresh look at the unheralded heroes of the Vietnam War.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Video: Fight to eradicate COVID-19! Why you should become an electoral member of the SEP. wsws.org The anti-democratic electoral laws, designed to deregister most political parties, are a bid to suppress opposition to the major parties that are responsible for the upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2021-09-07). Zoom with Rainer Shea: 'Propaganda, Corporate Censorship & Dictatorship of the Proletariat' (Tuesday, September 14). orinocotribune.com (Español abajo) | Caracas, September 6, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—Rainer Shea (Shea's account with the online publishing platform Medium.com was suspended a few days ago. In January of this year, Shea was banned from Facebook. As a result, Orinoco Tribune felt it necessary to open a debate about a Marxist-Leni…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-07). NATO chief denounces China, North Korea over nuclear weapons. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From the head of history's only nuclear alliance. Nato chief alarmed by construction of new Chinese nuclear missile silos Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has expressed concern about the construction of new missile silos by China that could significantly step up the country's nuclear capabilities. China was also rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal with more …

Zach D. Roberts (2021-09-07). A Delusional Rally for 'Freedom'. progressive.org Across the country, Trump supporters are still showing up at state capitols to spread conspiracy theories and demand the 2020 election results be overturned.

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-09-07). Chip War: Can the U.S. Really Gain From China's Pain? counterpunch.org With the U.S. imposing technology sanctions on China, the world's electronics industry is facing turbulent times. After the sanctions, Huawei has slipped from its number one slot as a mobile phone supplier—which the company held during the second quarter of 2020—to number seven currently. Commenting on this slide, Huawei's rotating chairman Guo Ping has said that the company's battle is for survival right now. According to Reuters, Guo in a note circulated internally maintained that Huawei "will not give up and plans to eventually return to the industry's 'throne.'" On that count, Huawei is not only s…

Slomski A. (2021-09-07). Novel Oral Drug Rapidly Treats Postpartum Depression. jamanetwork.com Antidepressants are the current pharmacotherapy go-to for postpartum depression (PPD) despite their slow action and frequent failure to induce remission. Now, a new PPD treatment option may be on the horizon. In a recent phase 3 trial, women with PPD had rapid reductions in depression symptoms after a 2-week course of daily oral zuranolone, a novel neuroactive steroid Œ≥-aminobutyric acid receptor—positive allosteric modulator.

Tsvetana Paraskova (2021-09-07). Gazprom Neft Switches to Yuan Payments in China. globalresearch.ca

Kuehn BM. (2021-09-07). First Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulin Drug Is Approved. jamanetwork.com In a move that may help make insulin more affordable for people with diabetes, the FDA has approved the first product that's interchangeable with and biosimilar to the long-acting insulin glargine, marketed as Lantus.

WSWS (2021-09-07). Australian ICU nurses warn Sydney hospitals overwhelmed by COVID surge. wsws.org Even the NSW government's cherry-picked modelling predicts that "demand for critical care services" will "significantly exceed organisation-wide capacity."

Staff (2021-09-07). A region scarred by coal production now faces fracking threats. therealnews.com In her documentary "Hard Road of Hope," independent filmmaker Eleanor Goldfield details the history and contemporary struggles of West Virginians living and dying in coal country. As part of our coverage commemorating the Battle of Blair Mountain centennial, we are screening "Hard Road of Hope" for a limited time on the TRNN YouTube channel (watch it now

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-07). Gulf of Guinea: NATO grooms Ghana for partnership. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Deputy Secretary General welcomes Ghanaian Defence Minister at NATO Headquarters On Monday (6 September 2021), NATO's Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ welcomed Defence Minister Nitiwul of Ghana at NATO Headquarters. During their meeting, Mr. GeoanƒÉ and Mr. Nitiwul discussed potential opportunities for cooperation between Ghana and NATO. They also exchanged views on current security challenges. …

_____ (2021-09-07). More Than 500 Arrested As Extinction Rebellion Protests Continue In London. popularresistance.org Police have arrested more than than 500 people during Extinction Rebellion's protests in London. The environmental group began their 'Impossible Rebellion' action on 23 August. The Metropolitan Police said since the action began, as of 6.30pm on Saturday 4 September they had arrested 508 people.

jamanetwork (2021-09-07). Error in Letter to the Editor. jamanetwork.com In the Letter to the Editor titled "Risks and Benefits of Benzodiazepines," published in the June 1, 2021, issue of JAMA, the statement "Similar to the loss of analgesic effects of opioids over time, the anxiolytic effects provided by benzodiazepines disappear within weeks" did not accurately reflect the findings of the reference it cited, and the statement and reference have been removed. This article was corrected online.

Mitchel Cohen (2021-09-07). When Will it End? NYC Renews its Toxic Pesticide Spray Program to Kill Mosquitoes Said to be Carrying West Nile Virus. counterpunch.org The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decided last week to comply with the order of the U.S. Court of Appeals to finally ban the widely used pesticide Chlorpyrifos. And, the fight against Monsanto í's Roundup (now owned by Bayer) scores courtroom victory after victory. But New York City ís Mayor has decided to renew the city ís toxic pesticide spraying over

WSWS (2021-09-07). Illegal Woman: The plight of immigrants in Spain. wsws.org The film, streaming on Netflix, exposes the brutal Spanish immigration policy, and more broadly, the European and global mistreatment of immigrants and refugees.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-07). At a massive rally, India's farmers plan to intensify struggle. peoplesdispatch.org Around 500,000 farmers attended the rally. The farmers' umbrella organization, Samyukt Kisan Morcha, organized the mass gathering, which was aimed at giving the nine-month-long farmers' movement a new direction…

Busse WW, Jackson DJ. (2021-09-07). School Classrooms as Targets to Reduce Allergens and Improve Asthma. jamanetwork.com Aeroallergens are important components in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of asthma, with allergic sensitization a phenotypic component and risk factor for disease severity. Aeroallergens provoke airway inflammation, cause airflow obstruction, and create risks for exacerbations of asthma. Guideline-directed treatments for asthma target airway inflammation by prescribing anti-inflammatory medications, such as inhaled corticosteroids, to gain disease control. Guidelines also recommend more holistic approaches to asthma control, including allergen avoidance.

Lillegraven S, Paulshus Sundlisà¶ter N, Haavardsholm EA. (2021-09-07). Half-Dose vs Stable-Dose Conventional Synthetic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and Disease Flare in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply In response to our study on tapering of csDMARDs in patients with RA in remission, Dr Baker and colleagues discuss the potential for successful tapering, and even drug-free remission, in RA. They highlight that our study results can be interpreted differently than the main conclusion of the article, which was also discussed in the Editorial by Curtis et al.

Lai D, Lee J8, He S. (2021-09-07). Emoji for the Medical Community. jamanetwork.com This Arts and Medicine feature reviews currently available medical emoji and proposes that an expanded set of images could improve medical communication, clinical care, and public health.

_____ (2021-09-07). Water Protectors Shut Down Major U.S.-Canadian Tar Sands Terminal. popularresistance.org This morning, Water Protectors erected multiple blockades at a major U.S.-Canadian tar sands terminal in Clearbrook, Minnesota in direct opposition to Enbridge's Line 3. From grandmothers to young people, Water Protectors of all walks of life continue to stand up for the sacred. On one end of the mile-long blockade, grandmothers led beautiful solidarity with Anishinaabe treaty territory and Mother Earth, in front of a boat painted with MMIWG2S messages.

Moderator (2021-09-07). 'Four-Alarm Fire' for Democracy as Texas Voter Suppression Bill Becomes Law. scheerpost.com (Patrick Feller / By Julia Conley / The voter suppression law signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday already faces legal challenges that were promptly filed…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-07). Poland to get 250 Abrams tanks as tensions with Belarus worsen. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nearly 400 exhibitors to show wares at Polish defence fair Almost 400 exhibitors from 27 countries are expected to show their wares at a major defence fair that opens in the south-central Polish city of Kielce on Tuesday. The annual exhibition, which is scheduled for September 7 to 10, will feature military equipment displayed by …

Final Straw (2021-09-07). Final Straw: Panel Discussion on Jailhouse Lawyers Speak's Call to #ShutEmDown2021. itsgoingdown.org Panel discussion on Jailhouse Lawyer's Speak (JLS) and the #ShutEmDown2021 call for abolitionist actions. This is the second segment of a series of political discussions focused on building support for the call from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak for National #ShutEmDown2021 demonstration along with support for the 2022 National Prisoner' Strike and Boycott. In this segment "Interpreting…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-07). Map: Three Brothers and Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com For the "Three Brothers" strategic military alliance see here and here and here and here. Defence chief inspects Azerbaijani-Turkish-Pakistani drills site Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov has inspected the venue for the upcoming Three Brothers — 2021 international drills by Azerbaijani, Turkish and Pakistani servicemen, the Defence Ministry reported on September 6. The drills will be …

Slomski A. (2021-09-07). Detecting Kids' Broken Hearts—Cardiac Screening Advised During Well-Child Visits. jamanetwork.com This Medical News article discusses new American Academy of Pediatrics policy that advises universal cardiac screening for children and adolescents.

Ice Age Farmer (2021-09-07). Total Insanity: Dutch Cabinet Plans to Take Farms from Farmers to "Combat Global Warming" globalresearch.ca

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-09-07). Canadian Tire Fire #11: Overdose Awareness Day, Far-Right Anti-Vax Protests Heat Up, People's Park Calls for Housing Action. itsgoingdown.org cover image: @MCKennedy_ This week, groups across so-called Canada gathered to remember loved ones lost to overdoses, call for policy change, and directly intervene in the overdose crisis on Overdose Awareness Day. It was an especially active day in Vancouver, one of the cities hardest hit by the crisis. Today is #IOAD2021 and we want…

jamanetwork (2021-09-07). Public Health and Private Practice. jamanetwork.com L. L. Lumsden, M.D., Surgeon, U. S. Public Health Service, Washington, D. C.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-07). Italian chief of defence staff in Georgia to shore up NATO support. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Official visit of the Commander of the Italian Defense Forces to Georgia The Commander of the Italian Defense Forces, General Enzo Vecharelli is paying an official visit to Georgia . The Italian General was met by the Minister of Defense of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze. The Minister thanked General Enzo Vecharelli for his unwavering support on …

John O'Kane (2021-09-07). Ibram X. Kendi And Democratic Debate. counterpunch.org The vast majority were sympathetic with "anti-racism," believing that we're living in a time now when minorities are finally getting some respect and attention from government and corporations. But at the same time, they were confused about what racism really means because so many are being labeled racist, making the charge meaningless or at least less relevant. Several mentioned that Kamala Harris had called Joe Biden a racist during the primaries, but she became his choice for VP. The term that came up often was "diversity." Most commented that a more diverse population would ultimately get rid of racism becaus…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-07). Vacations Canceled! Governor of Anzoátegui State Returns to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, September 5, amid multiple complaints and ongoing investigations by the Public Ministry, the current governor of Anzoátegui state, opposition politician Antonio Barreto Sira, arrived in Venezuela from Miami, where he was on vacation, due to the flooding of the Neverí river. In addition, irregularities were revealed regarding his signing of official documents while he was in the state of Florida, in the United States. | The return of the Democratic Action politician was demonstrated by videos that circulated on social networks, in which the governor could be seen walking the hallways of the Simón Bolí…

Abdul Rahman (2021-09-07). Baghdad Conference: A step towards a post-US regional arrangement. peoplesdispatch.org The Conference on Partnership and Cooperation in Baghdad was attended by most of the major regional players, including Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. French president Emmanuel Macron was also present in the meeting…

Johanna Kichton (2021-09-07). People's Action to Biden: Stop Waging the War on Drugs. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Drug Policy, Harm Reduction, and Criminal Justice Campaign Director Ellen Glover in response to the statement the Biden-Harris Administration released to Congress that recommended further criminalization of fentanyl-related substances: "On the campaign trail, Biden made promise after promise to end the …

Baker K, Pratt A, Isaacs J. (2021-09-07). Half-Dose vs Stable-Dose Conventional Synthetic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and Disease Flare in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We have some questions about the conclusion and implications for clinical practice of the recent study examining dose reduction of conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARDs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in remission.

Staff (2021-09-07). The left needs bigger victories besides 'consciousness raising'. therealnews.com Author and activist Shane Burley has observed and reported on the movements of the far right for many years, including the recent violent demonstrations by Proud Boys and other right-wing groups in Portland, Oregon. In the first installment of this week's Marc Steiner Show, Burley issues a dire warning: The far right is continually working to recruit people who have been disaffected by capitalism and harness their rage for reactionary ends. To stave off the violent threats posed by the far right and build real political power, the left needs to find ways to tangibly improve people's lives. Shane Burley is t…

Staff (2021-09-07). The industrial working class is not dead. therealnews.com It's a common refrain that "we just don't make things in the US anymore." Implied in this refrain is the notion that practically all manufacturing jobs have been outsourced overseas as we've transitioned to a full-blown "service economy," and that unions (and the industrial working class they grew out of) are a remnant of the 20th century. "To be sure, offshoring of jobs is a real phenomenon, and has been responsible for the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs," as co-host of The Jacobin Show Paul Prescod notes. "But the losses in these jobs were partly offset by new job growth related to the reorganizat…

Phipatanakul W, Koutrakis P, Coull BA, et al. (2021-09-07). Effect of School Integrated Pest Management or Classroom Air Filter Purifiers on Asthma Symptoms in Students. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial compares use of a school-wide integrated pest management (IPM) program vs use of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter purifiers in the classrooms for students with active asthma attending urban elementary schools who were randomized to IPM by school and HEPA filter purifiers by classroom.

Gruenewald D. (2021-09-07). Drifting Over the Horizon—Navigating the End-of-Life Journey. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a geriatrician describes how his mother and he navigate the last months and days of her life while basking in their mutual love, trust, and respect.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-07). NATO deploys "counter hybrid" team against Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Counter Hybrid Support Team arrives in Lithuania A NATO Counter Hybrid Support Team has come to Lithuania to help the country's authorities deal with the migrant crisis and other pressures from neighbors, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. [The] team of security experts "will analyze the hybrid aggression against Lithuania" and "will make recommendations …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-07). Australia: Weaponized Refugees and Hybrid Attacks. asia-pacificresearch.com

Slomski A. (2021-09-07). Guidelines for Lipid-Lowering Therapy Intensification Rarely Followed. jamanetwork.com A multisite registry study involving 5000 US patients showed that clinicians often don't treat patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease according to recommendations for intensive medication if low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels are 70 mg/dL or more.

jamanetwork (2021-09-07). Incorrect Classification of Pharmaceutical Agent. jamanetwork.com In the JAMA Insights article titled "Novel Lipid-Lowering Therapies to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk," published July 20, 2021, there was an error in nomenclature. Inclisiran is described as an antisense olignonucleotide, which is incorrect. Inclisiran is a small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecule that interferes with translation of PCSK-9 mRNA. This article was corrected online.

jamanetwork (2021-09-07). Incorrect Description in Patient Page. jamanetwork.com In the Patient Page titled "Pain Management During Vaginal Childbirth," published in the August 3, 2021, issue of JAMA, an incorrect description appeared. In the third sentence of the second paragraph under "Pharmacologic Pain Management," the description of the anesthetic drug used in neuraxial analgesia should have read "(mainly a local anesthetic such as bupivacaine, with a small amount of opioid added)" instead of "(an opioid such as fentanyl)." This article was corrected online.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pancreas transplant can be a cure for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many advances have been made in diabetes treatments over the past decade. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease with the potential for significant complications. Despite the advances, many people with diabetes struggle with the disease. "Diabetes is an abnormality in consuming or metabolizing blood glucose," says Dr. Tambi Jarmi, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "So diabetic patients have a hard time adjusting their blood sugar to the level that their cells needed. It could be a…

Anonymous765 (2021-09-07). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — September 7, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-09-07). En la víspera de la fiesta golpista, más tensión… y Lula. globalizacion.ca Nunca antes, desde el final de la dictadura militar que duró de 1964 a 1985, la democracia brasileña estuvo tan amenazada como hoy. Lo más increíble es que el líder de la movilización golpista, que además sirve para hundir aún…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic urges cancer patients to seek third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that it is following recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that encourage cancer patients to receive a third dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines. If patients were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, no third dose is recommended at this time. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an…

Brett Wilkins (2021-09-07). House Dems Introduce Bill to Lower Medicare Age to 60. zcomm.org "Lowering the Medicare eligibility age will not only be life-changing for at least 23 million people, it will also be lifesaving for so many across America."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the COVID-19 vaccine in the African American Community. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE 8/28/21: People of color are at greater risk of becoming infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. To reduce this community's risk, an upcoming virtual town hall will be held to discuss mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, details about the delta variant, and myths and facts about COVID-19. Participants will hear from health experts who have been on the frontlines, working to share health information and save lives. Watch: Recording of Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-07). Crimea Pipeline Explosion Was Allegedly Orchestrated By Ukrainian Intelligence. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The explosion of a gas pipeline in Crimea was organized by Ukrainian intelligence, Russia's security service — the FSB reported. | On August 23, unidentified persons damaged the gas pipeline, located in Crimea's mountainous area and used for supplying gas to a military unit and to the village of Perevalnoye. The gas pipeline operation was restored on the next day. On 6 September, four suspects were arrested."It was established that this act of sabotage was orchestrated by the Uk…

Robert Pollin (2021-09-07). Climate Crisis and a Global Green New Deal. zcomm.org This is the first part of an exchange between Robert Pollin and Don Fitz for ZNet…

Sam Pizzigati (2021-09-07). Getting a grip on Corporate America's structural greed. zcomm.org Why are executives in Corporate America now averaging 23 hours a week in formal meetings, up from fewer than 10 hours in the 1960s?>

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo, Google Research develop new AI algorithm to improve brain stimulation devices to treat disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï For millions of people with epilepsy and movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, electrical stimulation of the brain already is widening treatment possibilities. In the future, electrical stimulation may help people with psychiatric illness and direct brain injuries, such as stroke. However, studying how brain networks interact with each other is complicated. Brain networks can be explored by delivering brief pulses of electrical current in one area of a patient's brain while…

Henry A. Giroux (2021-09-07). Attacks on Critical Race Theory Seek to Insert Fascist Politics Into Education. zcomm.org This attack on critical race theory is part of a broader attack on the wider issues of critical pedagogy, critical thinking, dissent and civic consciousness…

Davarian L. Baldwin (2021-09-07). The Rise of the UniverCity. zcomm.org Universities increasingly wield the kind of power and influence that were hallmarks of ruthless employers in isolated company towns. Historian Davarian Baldwin calls this ominous trend the "rise of the UniverCity."

news.un (2021-09-07). Critical gaps in refugee education, only 34 per cent attend secondary school: UNHCR. news.un.org Two-thirds of refugee children might never get to secondary school, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned on Tuesday, as it called for an international effort to confront "critically low" levels of school and university enrolment.

George Monbiot (2021-09-07). We can't build our way out of the environmental crisis. zcomm.org The overarching rule is this: if you want a greener world, resist the rising tide of concrete…

Global Research News (2021-09-07). Selected Articles: The WHO Confirms that the COVID-19 PCR Test Is Flawed. globalresearch.ca By The house of cards is crumbling. It's is a known fact, that the so-called SARS-CoV-2 "virus" has never been isolated and purified — which logically leads to the …

Staff (2021-09-07). Joe Zadroga: My 9/11 Responder Son Died from Exposure to Ground Zero as Officials Denied Connection. democracynow.org As we look at "9/11's Unsettled Dust" and the massive environmental and public health crisis that followed the 9/11 attacks in New York City 20 years ago this week, we speak with Joe Zadroga, father of New York police officer James Zadroga, who died of a respiratory illness after assisting in rescue efforts at ground zero. He says government officials spent years denying his son's symptoms were related to ground zero rescue efforts. "We spent five years trying to get Jimmy help," says Zadroga. "Everyone refused to help us." Congressmember Carolyn Maloney said she faced extreme pressure to change the name of the J…

Don Fitz (2021-09-07). Be Careful What Energy You Wish For. zcomm.org The fundamental challenge today is to reduce production while increasing the quality of life…

Nicholas Wansbutter (2021-09-07). Video: Why Vaccine Passports Are Illegal in Canada. globalresearch.ca

South Front (2021-09-07). Video: The Houthis Are Pounding Riyadh's Positions as Fighting for Marib Continues. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't skip your kid's HPV vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are heading back into the classroom after a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last year, childhood immunization declined, putting kids at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The hope is that as children return to the classroom, children will return to their health care provider, too. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says if you have a preteen, make sure he…

teleSUR, him, JL (2021-09-07). Bolsonaro firma decreto para limitar contenidos en redes sociales. telesurtv.net Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva denunció que con la medida, Bolsonaro incita al odio y violencia.

Staff (2021-09-07). Bush's EPA Hid Health Risks From Toxic Dust at Ground Zero and Thousands Died. truthout.org As this week marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we look at an enraging new documentary, 9/11's Unsettled Dust, on the impact of the toxic, cancer-causing smoke and dust that hung over ground zero and how the Environmental Protection Agency put Wall Street's interests before public health and told people the air was safe to breathe. One of the key figures in the film is Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, who was among the first to expose the public health and environmental…

Emir Sader (2021-09-07). Brasil sobrevivirá a Bolsonaro. globalizacion.ca Vino a destruir. Así, dicho con todas las letras. Como si todo lo que estaba construido, especialmente durante el gobierno del PT, hubiese sido negativo y tuviese que ser destruido. Esa es la versión popular de la tesis del Estado…

WSWS (2021-09-07). Indian officials shed crocodile tears over Sri Lankan Tamil refugees. wsws.org Refugees are trying to commit suicide in desperation over the conditions in the squalid camps where they have been kept since fleeing the 1983-2009 Sri Lankan communal war.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Safety in the hurricane aftermath. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As Hurricane Ida moves inland through the southern portion of the U.S., experts are warning people to be cautious after the storm. One of the most common consequences after a storm is the loss of electricity, which increases the possibility of safety concerns and health issues. For instance, Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says that precautions need to be taken when operating a portable generator to eliminate the risk of carbon…

Peter Koenig (2021-09-07). Are They Disguising mRNA-Experimental Gene-Altering Poison Jabs as Flu-Shots? dissidentvoice.org The house of cards is crumbling. It's a known fact that the so-called SARS-CoV-2 "virus" has never been isolated and identified which logically leads to the conclusion that the entre covid-story — what has been keeping the world in a trauma for the last 18 months — is a huge fraud of biblical proportion, not …

Anand Naidoo (2021-09-07). The Heat: 40 million COVID-19 cases in the U.S. america.cgtn.com 40 million cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. amid a fourth wave that continues to spread.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-07). South Korea Successfully Test-Fires Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile. southfront.org Photo by the South Korean Navy, released on August 13th shows its first 3,000-ton class homegrown submarine capable of firing submarine-launched ballistic missiles, named Dosan Ahn Chang-ho. | South Korea successfully test-fired an indigenous submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from a new submarine, South Korean outlet Yonhap reported, The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) carried out underwater ejection…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Science Saturday: Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis — which combined results from multiple scientific studies — included 15 systematic reviews and 115 randomized clinical trials of 28,803 patients. While the researchers note that this study provides a good starting point for treatment conversations…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-09-07). The Powerful Case Against COVID mRNA Vaccine. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Consumer Health: Treating ovarian cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. More than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and nearly 14,000 women will die of the disease. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms. Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-07). Military Situation In Yemen On September 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 505 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On September 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On September 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Jabal Murad district | On September 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Kitaf district | On September 6, Saudi-led coalition…

Staff (2021-09-07). "Some Kids Left Behind": After 9/11, No Safety Measures at Stuyvesant H.S. Led to Sickness & Death. democracynow.org As we look at the public health crisis that followed the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City, we speak with Lila Nordstrom, a student in 2001 at Stuyvesant High School, which neighbors ground zero and was reopened while the site was still burning and releasing toxic smoke and dust. "Our school wasn't just next to the World Trade Center site, but we were also in the center of the clean-up operations," says Nordstrom. "There were not any safety precautions being taken to protect us as we walked to and from school. The building that we were attending school in smelled like smoke 24 hours a day for the entir…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). 3 things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 regardless of whether you're vaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To maximize protection from the COVID-19 delta variant and limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, health experts continue to urge that people get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Watch: Dr. Andrew Badley discusses how to stop the spread of COVID-19 youtu.be/KaqgA0Mg9-0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Badley are in the downloads at the end of…

Staff (2021-09-07). "9/11's Unsettled Dust": Bush's EPA Hid Health Risks from Toxic Dust at Ground Zero & Thousands Died. democracynow.org As this week marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we look at an enraging new documentary, "9/11's Unsettled Dust," on the impact of the toxic, cancer-causing smoke and dust that hung over ground zero and how the Environmental Protection Agency put Wall Street's interests before public health and told people the air was safe to breathe. One of the key figures in the film is Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, who was among the first to expose the public health and environmental crisis at ground zero in a series of reports for the New York Daily News. He says the intense backlash from the mayor…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab ‚Äï two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization ‚Äï keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the study ‚Äï 696 who received the drug combo between December 2020 and early…

teleSUR, MER (2021-09-07). Instalarán planta para producir vacuna Sputnik en Perú. telesurtv.net El Gobierno peruano anunció que más de 12 millones de dosis de vacunas contra la Covid-19 llegarán al país en septiembre.

Peter Boyle (2021-09-07). Malaysia gets a new unelected government. greenleft.org.au On August 20, 2021, Malaysia got its second unelected government in a row when the king appointed Ismail Sabri Yaakob prime minister. The new PM is from the United Malaysia National Organisation (UMNO), which lost the 2018 general elections. Green Left's Peter Boyle spoke to Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) deputy chairperson S. Arutchelvan (better known as Arul) about the political situation in this COVID-19 ravaged country and the disturbing fanning of race politics by its ruling elite. The interview was conducted by Zoom on September 7.

César Torres (2021-09-07). Venezuela reaffirms commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Mexico. mppre.gob.ve The Minister of People's Power for Foreign Affairs, Félix Plasencia, held a meeting on Monday with the Chargé d'Affaires of the United Mexican States to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mauricio Vizcaíno. At the meeting, Vizcaíno delivered a letter sent by Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who reiterated the friendly, cooperation ties and expressed his […] | La entrada

Dean Baker (2021-09-07). Debt Doesn't Go Away Just Because Senator Manchin and Others in Washington Choose Not to Think About It. counterpunch.org Politicians in Washington tend to be a pretty arrogant group. They think they can just define their own terms and expect everyone else just to accept these terms at face value. Senator Manchin gives us a great example of this pattern in his Wall Street Journal column complaining about President Biden's plan for a $3.5

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-07). Why Vaccine Passports are Illegal in Canada. libya360.wordpress.com Nicholas Wansbutter, a criminal defense lawyer and host of Don't Talk TV, talks about vaccine passports in Canada. According to him, vaccine passports are extremely problematic for two reasons: 1) issue of consent and 2) human rights implications. Watch the video below.

Global Research News (2021-09-07). Worldwide Resistance Against "COVID Fraud" and the Killer mRNA "Vaccine": Global Research Webinar. globalresearch.ca Dear Global Research Readers and Authors, | The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) is Commemorating its Twentieth Anniversary on September 9, 2021. | The Global Research website was established on the 9th of September 2001, two days before the tragic events …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester through Sept. 17. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

Alberto López Girondo (2021-09-07). Julian Assange y Chelsea Manning, los únicos héroes en este lío. globalizacion.ca El creador del sitio WikiLeaks y la analista que filtró los ´Papeles de Afganistán ª padecieron persecución y cárcel por mostrar la verdad. Los únicos héroes en este lío de la invasión a Afganistán pagaron el precio más caro por sacar…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2021-09-07). Anuncian movilizaciones en Ecuador contra Gobierno de Lasso. telesurtv.net Los manifestantes exigen al Gobierno de Guillermo Lasso que ponga fin a las "políticas neoliberales".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-07). The Powerful Case Against COVID mRNA "Vaccine" (Gene Therapy). libya360.wordpress.com Dr. Paul Craig Roberts The facts: Gibraltar has had a 99% vaccination rate since June 1. The consequence has been a 2,500 percent daily increase in Covid cases. As the vaccine is useless, why the push for mandatory vaccination and Covid passports? It makes no public health sense. See this. THE BIG PHARMA SHILLS Fauci: "a pandemic of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for vaginal prolapse. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 54 and have had two pregnancies. I was recently diagnosed with vaginal prolapse and am not sure where to begin with treatment. I've heard I may need surgery, but are there other options? What is the best long-term treatment? ANSWER: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common pelvic floor disorder that occurs when normal support of the pelvic floor is weakened or damaged. If the muscles and layers of connective tissue of the…

Rubén Alexis Hernández (2021-09-07). Los talibanes, la decadencia estadounidense y el poder de China y Rusia. globalizacion.ca En términos generales, la derrota de Estados Unidos en Afganistán significa no sólo su fracaso militar local, sino que ha cedido terreno a sus rivales por el control asiático y mundial, en especial a China y Rusia. | *** | La retirada…

Alethea Redfern (2021-09-07). The Weekly Round-Up: "undue lenience" and unpopular social care proposals. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the News: In the relatively quiet period before the courts reopen for Michaelmas term, a suspended sentence handed down by a judge at Leicester Crown Court has attracted relatively loud censure. Timothy Spencer QC, Leicester's senior resident judge, sentenced 21-year-old former Leicester student Ben John to two years in prison, suspended for two years. John had …

Sam Mellins (2021-09-07). Biden Could Share Vaccine Data With The World. dailyposter.com

Víctor M. Toledo (2021-09-07). La corrupción de la ciencia en México. globalizacion.ca En la primera parte de este ensayo dimos cuenta de cómo bajo los regímenes neoliberales la política científica dio lugar a corrupciones de escala institucional, como el contubernio entre el Conacyt y las empresas y corporaciones o la creación de…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-09-07). México celebra acuerdos entre gobierno y oposiciones de Venezuela. telesurtv.net El economista Andrés Arauz llamó al FMI a desbloquear 5.000.000.000 de dólares a los que Venezuela tiene derecho.

news.un (2021-09-07). Blue sky thinking: 5 things to know about air pollution. news.un.org Around 90 per cent of people go through their daily lives breathing harmful polluted air, which has been described by the United Nations as the most important health issue of our time. To mark the first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, on 7 September, UN News explains how bad it is and what is being done to tackle it.

Prof Michael Hudson (2021-09-07). El sueño de Soros: Convertir a China en otro de sus negocios neoliberales. globalizacion.ca En un artículo del Financial Times, "Los inversores en la China de Xi se enfrentan a un rudo despertar" (30 de agosto de 2021), George Soros escribe que "la represión de Xi contra la empresa privada demuestra que no comprende…

Yago àÅlvarez Barba (2021-09-07). Cuánto gastan las grandes tecnológicas en hacer lobby en Europa. globalizacion.ca Las grandes tecnológicas, capitaneadas por Facebook y Google, superan a otras industrias como la farmacéutica o los combustibles en gasto en prácticas de lobby en las instituciones europeas. Que los gigantes tecnológicos no se iban a quedar de brazos cruzados…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 modeling shows 100,000 people in the U.S. could die over the next 3 months. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org U.S. hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 have risen almost 500% over the past two months, according to news reports. Also, the number of ICU beds in the South is dwindling. "We have over 101,000 Americans in the hospital with COVID-19," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Many of them fighting for their lives in ICUs and on ventilators. We are having over 160,000 new cases and just below 1,000…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

sputniknews (2021-09-07). Russia's FSB Accuses Ukrainian Intelligence of Staging Crimean Gas Pipeline Blast. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The explosion of a gas pipeline in Crimea in August was organised by the Ukrainian intelligence with participation of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (banned in Russia), the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on 7 September.

Slomski A. (2021-09-07). Most Fully Vaccinated Patients With Cancer Have SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies. jamanetwork.com In a recent study, patients undergoing cancer treatment who received a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine produced antibodies at a slower rate than people without cancer, but most were seropositive after the second dose. The results, published in JAMA Oncology, reinforce the recommendation to prioritize patients with cancer for vaccination against SARS-CoV-2.

Ann Garrison (2021-09-07). U.S. escalates threats to Ethiopian and Eritrean sovereignty. mronline.org The U.S. and its Western European allies have been trying to pass some kind of resolution censuring Ethiopia that will lead towards military intervention, but so far, they have not succeeded. Why? Because China and Russia have been blocking it. They say that this is Ethiopia's internal affair, and we shouldn't engage in any undue interference. Everyone is saying the same thing they have been saying all along.

José Blanco (2021-09-07). México — Los desiguales. globalizacion.ca Después del triunfo de Morena en julio de 2018 la derecha opositora puso de moda, de un modo perseverante, el llamado a Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) a sentarse a la mesa a llegar a acuerdos nacionales para una gobernabilidad …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-07). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

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