2021-09-08: News Headlines

Fran Quigley (2021-09-08). America's Housing Crisis Is About to Get Much, Much Worse. zcomm.org The Supreme Court has chosen to side with landlords over the millions of renters on the edge of eviction. The tidal wave of pain that will soon descend on the nation is hard to comprehend…

sputniknews (2021-09-08). WHO Condemns Wealthier Nations for Hoarding Vaccines, 'Prolonging the Pandemic'. sputniknews.com Last month, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, called on wealthier member-nations to establish a two-month moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots and assist in expanding the scope of vaccine donations. At the time, about 75% of the 4.8 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered went to only 10 countries.

David Swanson (2021-09-08). What Ending a War Could Look Like. counterpunch.org When you imagine ending a war, do you imagine the U.S. President lamenting the human cost of the war's financial expense while simultaneously demanding that Congress increase military spending — and while mentioning new wars that could potentially be launched? Do you picture him blowing up families with missiles from robot airplanes, and committing to

WSWS (2021-09-08). Bolsonaro rehearses fascistic coup on Brazil's Independence Day. wsws.org The September 7 demonstrations were a high point of a dictatorial turn advanced ever more frantically by Bolsonaro.

WSWS (2021-09-08). Fifteen educators and staff from Florida's Miami-Dade School district die within ten days as COVID-19 deaths skyrocket across state. wsws.org The tragic deaths came immediately following the district's start of the fall semester and amid a third wave of the pandemic that has claimed the lives of dozens of Florida educators and staffers who have been forced to resume in-person learning.

H. Scott Prosterman (2021-09-08). America's Lost Causes: Misty-eyed Nostalgia for Bounty Hunters, Slave-Holding and Wife-beating. juancole.com We have a conflagration of "Lost Causes" in America. Some people in the South still revere the Confederate leaders who betrayed the United States during the Civil War. Now much of the South is wrapped up in another "Lost Cause" a series of destructive myths — the fiction that the election was stolen from Donald …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-08). Pakistan Backed Taliban Attack In Panjshir With Drones, Helicopters & Special Forces. southfront.org Illustrative image. | The Pakistani military had taken part in the Taliban's offensive against resistance forces in the northeastern Afghan province of Panjshir, Fox News foreign correspondent According to Hall, sources in the US Central Command informed Fox News that the Pakistani military supported the Taliban with combat drones, helicopters and special forces. | "The Pakistani military are assisting the Ta…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Mounting COVID-19 cases as a result of reopenings drive walkouts at Alabama schools, hospital. wsws.org Students at Bessemer City Schools walked out last Thursday to protest the district's failure to notify parents about cases in schools. On Monday, night shift nurses at University of Alabama Birmingham's Emergency Department ended Labor Day by refusing to clock in, citing unsafe conditions and unfair pay in relation to the pandemic.

Staff (2021-09-08). Joseph Stiglitz: Ending Unemployment Benefits as Pandemic Rages Is Cruel & Hurts Economic Recovery. democracynow.org As unemployment benefits for millions of U.S. workers expired on Labor Day, with many states suffering the worst surge of the pandemic, economist Joseph Stiglitz says it's "disturbing" federal aid was allowed to lapse. "This is going to feed into the problems posed by the Delta variant." Stiglitz also talks about whether Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell should stay in the job, saying he has done a "reasonable job" during the pandemic but has a tendency "to side with Wall Street and engage in deregulation."

Jim Hightower (2021-09-08). Protect Workers from This Heat. otherwords.org Corporate acolytes and right-wing moralists constantly preach to laboring stiffs about the uplifting dignity of work. | Of course, that's "dignity" as defined and controlled by corporate elites, not by workers, and the reward for it frequently includes on-the-job injuries — and death. Not that CEOs and well-heeled investors intend to sicken, maim, and kill thousands of laborers every year, but they certainly do put them in positions that assure such unhappy results. | For example, they demand that farm workers go sunrise to sunset picking crops in California's 105 degree desert heat, and that construction c…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-08). Patriotic Snitch: Bob Hawke as US Informant. counterpunch.org Larrikin is a word often, and inaccurately used, in Australian political lingo. Australia's longest serving Labor Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, was known as one such figure. He was praised as the great communicator and healer between the forces of labour and capital, enjoyed imbibing, his sports and varied female company. He could also be vain

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). Ambassador to US: Ukraine demands full NATO membership, not MNNA. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Markarova explains why Ukraine needs no MNNA status Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova has elaborated on why Ukraine does not need to be designated by the U.S. government as a Major non-NATO Ally. **** "MNNA is a status for countries that do not plan/cannot join NATO for political or geographical reasons. This …

WSWS (2021-09-08). New Zealand pseudo-left Daily Blog promotes Wuhan lab lie. wsws.org The blog's editor simply ignores the scientific evidence that discredits the Wuhan laboratory lie because it does not suit his pro-imperialist, anti-China agenda.

Lois Weiner (2021-09-08). Let's Support Member-Driven Unions That Fight Against Oppression. zcomm.org Movements fighting for social justice need a massively reinvigorated labor movement, just as much as labor unions need social movements…

WSWS (2021-09-08). San Francisco Giants concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! wsws.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-08). Four CEO Pay-Related Taxes in Play on Capitol Hill. ips-dc.org Americans believe the ratio between CEO and worker pay should be no higher than 7 to 1, according to Senate Democrats are looking…

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-09-08). Combating the Dominant Paradigm: We Need Revolution, Now! anchor.fm In this episode I discuss why so many of our friends, family, coworkers and others in our lives are so incredibly convinced that, firstly, Capitalism developed "naturally" and therefore, secondly, can not be taken down. No matter how bad it gets, no matter how large the gap between rich and poor gets, no matter how many ecological disasters that happen, "it is what it is", right? Well, I say wrong. I say we CAN change the world, I say we MUST! The only way to do so, history has shown us: Revolution! But we cannot just argue, we cannot just do podcasts (lol), we must use these as tools to organize, to build revolu…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Management and union ram through sell-out deal at Australia Post. wsws.org Fewer than 60 percent of eligible workers voted in favour of the agreement, far from the "overwhelming endorsement" described by the CEPU.

Editor2 (2021-09-08). South-North Solidarity: Venezuelan Kraft Food Workers Hail US Strike Against TNC. orinocotribune.com In one of the biggest recent private sector strikes in the US, unionized workers who make Oreos, Chips Ahoy!, Newtons and other Nabisco snacks are on strike in at least five states — Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Oregon, and Virginia — over unjust demands for contract concessions. | Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union have rejected management's call for changes in shift lengths and overtime rules. The workers are also calling for the restoration of a pension plan, which Nabisco's owner, Mondelez International, replaced in 2018 with a 401(k) program after a cont…

WSWS repost (2021-09-08). Concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! indybay.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

news.un (2021-09-08). From locusts to cyclones: the human cost of interlinked disasters. news.un.org Many extreme environmental events have a devastating effect on people's lives, and a new UN report reveals that many of them are linked by the same underlying causes. On the day the study is released, we look at the impact of a locust swarm on a Kenyan farmer, and the ways that Cyclone Amphan affected an Indian worker.

WSWS repost (2021-09-08). San Francisco concessions workers vote overwhelmingly to strike over COVID-19 safety. indybay.org The UNITE HERE union forced workers to remain on the job for the Dodgers-Giants game the day after the vote, despite their own admission that the team's handling of the pandemic is "completely inadequate, and dangerously irresponsible."

Liberation Staff Honolulu (2021-09-08). Honolulu tenants evict Gov. Ige, demand moratorium extension. liberationnews.org "We strive for a world that recognizes that housing is a necessity that shouldn't be denied anyone — especially on stolen land! … No one should go unhoused during a global pandemic!"

Staff (2021-09-08). ÔªøÔªøAbortion is still legal in Texas—if you're lucky. therealnews.com On Sept. 1,

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-08). Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion in landmark ruling and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the landmark ruling issued by Mexico's Supreme Court to decriminalize abortion services; the indictments announced against 14 Palestinian security officers for the custodial killing of activist Nizar Banat; counter-protests organized across Brazil against rallies held by far right President Jair Bolsonaro; parliamentary elections in Morocco amid continued demands for political and democratic reforms; and a recent study on mask-wearing conducted in Bangladesh and the urgent changes needed in the public health response to COVID-19.

_____ (2021-09-08). Mexico Court Says Criminalising Abortion Unconstitutional. popularresistance.org Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to penalise abortion, a major victory for women's health and reproductive rights that comes amid a "green wave" of abortion decriminalisation in Latin America. | The Mexican court's decision on Tuesday follows moves to decriminalise abortion at the state level, although most of the country still has tough laws in place against women terminating their pregnancy early. | "This is a historic step for the rights of women," said Supreme Court Justice Luis Maria Aguilar. | The court unanimously annulled several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a stat…

_____ (2021-09-08). Ocasio-Cortez Slams Texas Governor's 'Disgusting' Defense of Abortion Ban. commondreams.org

Norman Solomon (2021-09-08). Abortion Bounty Hunters in Texas Are Vigilantes Not 'Whistleblowers'. counterpunch.org One of the many preposterous claims coming from supporters of the vicious new Texas law against abortion is that bounty hunters — standing to gain a $10,000 reward from the state — will somehow be "whistleblowers." The largest anti-abortion group in Texas is trying to attach the virtuous "whistleblower" label to predators who'll file lawsuits against abortion

Norman Solomon (2021-09-08). Abortion Bounty Hunters in Texas Are Not 'Whistleblowers': They're Cruel Vigilantes. counterpunch.org One of the many preposterous claims coming from supporters of the vicious new Texas law against abortion is that bounty hunters — standing to gain a $10,000 reward from the state — will somehow be "whistleblowers." The largest anti-abortion group in Texas is trying to attach the virtuous "whistleblower" label to predators who'll file lawsuits against abortion

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-09-08). Mexico decriminalizes abortion in historic ruling. peoplesdispatch.org Mexico's Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the laws that penalize women and pregnant persons for terminating their pregnancy are unconstitutional. With the historic decision, the country's top court decriminalized abortions across national territory…

Martha Burk (2021-09-08). A Chill Wind: Texas Unleashes Bounty Hunters on Women. otherwords.org Back in the 19th century, Texas was awash in vigilante groups. In those dark years, various self-appointed "law enforcers" modeled after the Texas Rangers embarked on Thanks to the Supreme Court, the state is now unleashing another wave of newly minted bounty hunters — this time on women. | The Supreme Court has let stand the Lone Star State's latest attack on women — a law t…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-08). How the U.S. Came to Dominate Haiti: Military Occupation. libya360.wordpress.com Peter James Hudson Part I — Dark Finance Part II — Seizing the Gold A U.S. Marine patrol in Haiti after the 1915 invasion. "The U.S. occupation of Haiti was brutal in its administration." Chapter Three: Financial Occupations The reaction to the [U.S. Marines'] removal of the gold [from the vaults of the Banque nationale…

South Front (2021-09-08). Video: Russia's Aerospace Forces in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous669 (2021-09-08). Russian Warplanes Continue To Hammer Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Strongholds In Greater Idlib (Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | On September 8, a new wave of Russian airstrikes hit militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The airstrikes targeted the town of al-Bara in the southern Idlib countryside as well as the outskirt of the town of Ma'arrat Misrin in the eastern countryside of the governorate. Both towns are known to be strongholds of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sh…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-08). French Cement Company Lost Crimes Against Humanity Case Over Paying ISIS In Syria. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 7th, French cement company Lafarge lost its court case for complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria. | The French Court of Cassation ruled that the company was guilty of paying nearly 13 million euros ($15.3m) to armed groups including the ISIS group, to keep its cement factory in northern Syria running through the early years of the country's war. | Lafarge, which merged in 2015 with Swiss group Holcim, is under formal investigation in France for its efforts to keep a fac…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-08). Central Syrian Insurgency: ISIS Terrorists Killed, Wounded 14 Syrian Service Members In Large-Scale Attack. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On September 7, ISIS cells in Syria's central region carried out a large-scale attack against the Syrian Arab Army and its allies in the eastern countryside of Homs. | The attack targeted a network of positions located to the east of the town of al-Sukhnah, right on the administrative border with Deir Ezzor. ISIS terrorists clashed with pro-government fighters for a few hours then withdrew back to their hideouts. | According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, six pro-government fighters were…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-08). IDF Carry Out Raids Looking For 6 Escape Palestinians In Occupied West Bank. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Israeli forces stormed dozens of areas across the occupied West Bank district of Jenin, looking for the 6 escaped Palestinians. | Media sources in Jenin said dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Arraba plain area and conducted searches in Palestinian communities. | According to Palestinian media outlets, the Israeli forces raided the homes of the six escaped prisoners and began to arrest their relatives. | They invaded Arabbuna village northeast of Jenin and sto…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-08). Guinea and the Military Coup Incubator, AFRICOM. libya360.wordpress.com Netfa Freeman The recent coup in Guinea exemplifies the damage done by European colonizers and the U.S. Africa Command. West Africa has just experienced its fourth attempted coup in just over a year, and seven coups over the last 13 years were carried out by African troops trained by the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). One was directly…

Rosa Elizalde (2021-09-08). The Money That Never Arrives in Cuba. counterpunch.org With the money she earns cleaning houses in the morning and an office at night, Virgen Elena Pupo, a 47-year-old Cuban migrant, has managed to raise her family in Washington, D.C., but has not been able to help her parents in Holguín, Cuba. She is separated from her parents by more than 1,246 miles. In

Editor (2021-09-08). Cuba: The first country in the world to vaccinate children under 12. mronline.org Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel announced Aug. 31—in a special meeting of scientists and health professionals—that by November, 92.6% of Cuba's entire population will be fully vaccinated with the three-shot process.

Moderator (2021-09-08). CIA Torture Cover-Up Still Looms Over 9/11 Trials at Guantánamo. scheerpost.com Entrance to Camp Delta at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. (Kathleen T. Rhem) | By Brett Wilkins / U.S. war crimes in the so-called War on Terror were back in the spotlight Tuesday as pretrial hearings for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants resumed at Guantánamo Bay, with a lawyer for…

Agustín Lage Dávila (2021-09-08). Defender a Cuba es defender el socialismo: Es la misma batalla. globalizacion.ca El país está en manos de los jóvenes. Siempre lo ha estado: Martí tenía 16 años de edad cuando escribió "El Presidido Político en Cuba", Mella tenía 22 cuando fundó el Partido Comunista, Guiteras tenía 27 cuando ordenó la nacionalización…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-08). Cuba: Vaccination of Pediatric Groups Underway as the Academic Year Begins. libya360.wordpress.com Editorial Comment: Material appears on this website challenging "gene therapy" (mRNA and DNA injections) falsely promoted as vaccines, that have resulted in an appalling number of deaths and injury, yet continue to be forced upon people, in flagrant violation of universal human rights. Cuban vaccines are vaccines, not gene therapy, and as they have advanced…

Staff (2021-09-08). Headlines for September 8, 2021. democracynow.org Taliban Announces Acting Gov't as Protests Take Place Across Afghanistan, 75% of U.S. Adults Partially Vaccinated; Quarter of New Cases Are Children Amid Delta Surge, New Zealand Eases Restrictions; Cuba Rolls Out Vaccines for Children as Young as 2, Pro- and Anti-Bolsonaro Protesters Rally on Brazil's Independence Day, Gov. Abbott Claims He Will "Eliminate Rapists" as He Signs Voter Restriction Bill into Law, Biden Warns of Existential Threat of Climate Change as He Visits NY and NJ in Ida's Wake, Global Coalition Calls on U.N. to Postpone November Climate Talks Amid Pandemic, Vaccine Inequity, Mexico's Top Cour…

scorinoco (2021-09-08). PAHO and Cuba Dialogue on Recognition of COVID-19 Vaccines. orinocotribune.com Representatives of the BioCubaFarma business group and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a meeting last Thursday, September 2, in Havana, focused on the process of international recognition of Cuba's COVID-19 vaccines. | "Today a working meeting was held in the headquarters of BioCubaFarma, with the representative of PAHO/WHO in CUBA, Dr. José Moya. It took place in a favorable climate and its objective was the process of recognition of our COVID-19 vaccines by the WHO," the Cuban entity announced on its official Twitter account. | Precisely on Wednesday, September 1, the president of the business…

WSWS (2021-09-08). SEP (Australia) public meeting: Defeat anti-democratic electoral laws. Become an electoral member of the SEP! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is holding an online meeting on September 19 to discuss Australia's new party de-registration and electoral laws.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). U.S. missiles in Ukraine: Russia's latest red line. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The red line that is next to the red line over NATO expansion into former Warsaw Pact member states and NATO's war against Yugoslavia in 1999.And the red line over the U.S. and NATO taking over bases in the territory of Russia's Collective Security Treaty Organization allies Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan after the invasion of Afghanistan …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-08). Taliban's new government draws heavy criticism for lack of representation, record of ministers. peoplesdispatch.org Contrary to the Taliban's assurances of giving representation to all sections of Afghan society, the 33-member new government has minimal representation from ethnic minorities and no woman ministers…

_____ (2021-09-08). Biden Exits Afghanistan, Heads In The Wrong Direction. popularresistance.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 serious competition with China. We're dealing with the challenges on multiple fronts with Russia. ….We have to shore up American competitiveness to meet these new challenges and the competition for the 21st century." | A major motivation for getting out of Afghanistan is to give the US a…

Tracy Bindel (2021-09-08). Ezmerai Ahmadi: a Personal Update on Afghanistan. counterpunch.org I am writing today to share a human touch point regarding the end of the US war in Afghanistan. I worked for much of 2012 in a grassroots nonprofit in Kabul. On Sunday, my dear friend and nine of his family members were killed by a US drone explosion near their home. I'm sending some

Editor2 (2021-09-08). "Regressive and Conservative Forces Historically Promoted by Imperialist Forces in Afghanistan Have Prolonged Wars" orinocotribune.com By Abdul Rahman — Sep 3, 2021 | At a discussion organized by Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research, panelists pointed out that peace in Afghanistan can only be guaranteed through regional reconciliation led by regional players, independent of interference from the West | The prolonged conflict in Afghanistan is a result of constant external interventions that promoted regressive and conservative forces in the country over the progressives and liberals in order to cater to their own interests. Any real peace in Afghanistan can therefore only be guaranteed by a regional reconciliation led by the forces…

Ron Forthofer (2021-09-08). Afghanistan and the US Corporate Media. counterpunch.org The Taliban's lightning fast takeover of Afghanistan was amazingly achieved with relatively little killing and bloodshed. Since the rout of the government, an entity essentially installed by the US, the Taliban has been assuring the Afghan people that its governance style will be more moderate than under its previous rule. Many people in Afghanistan are

Frud Bezhan (2021-09-08). Taliban Imposes New Dress Code, Segregation Of Women At Afghan Universities. zcomm.org Scores of women have staged protests in Kabul, the western city of Herat, and the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif in recent days, demanding equal rights.

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-09-08). Crocodile Tears for Women's Rights in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org Interventionist dead-enders are crying crocodile tears over the Taliban's defeat of the Pentagon and the CIA in Afghanistan because, they say, women's rights are not likely to be protected by the Taliban. Oh? Well, now let's see. According to the Watson Institute at Brown University, civilian deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2001 to date

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-09-08). Kabul Diaries Part 10: A city with one gender stinks. greenleft.org.au Afghan women have always played an active role in the fight against occupiers, writes Yasmeen Afghan. Women — especially the new generation of young Afghans — will not bow to the Taliban's brutalities and will fight for their rights.

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-09-08). Sunday 9/12: CODEPINK Yard Sale for Afghan Women + Shut Down Creech. indybay.org Corner of Hearst and McGee Ave., Berkeley…

Anonymous765 (2021-09-08). Taliban Unveil Their Government, Giving Many Reasons For Concern. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 884Bz8UH63aYsjVdkfWfScRYWZGGNbjFL7pztqvWNSrtYT4reFSwyvkCj9KEGU…

Staff (2021-09-08). Taliban's New Acting Government Filled with Hard-Liners, No Women Is "Disappointing" as Protests Grow. democracynow.org As the Taliban announces a new acting government in Kabul led by hard-liners from its previous stint in power and fight against U.S. occupation, Danish Afghan journalist Nagieb Khaja says the composition has been a "surprising outcome" as many observers expected the group to strike a more conciliatory tone. "It's really been disappointing for the people who have been looking for a glimpse of hope," Khaja says. This comes as protests grow nationwide, and aid organizations are warning of a looming humanitarian crisis.

Anand Naidoo (2021-09-08). The Heat: Afghanistan's new government. america.cgtn.com The Taliban announce an interim government for Afghanistan. We will take a look on how it will shape the country.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-09-08). Post-Afghanistan, Nation (Un)Building Comes Home. fpif.org They weren't kidding when they called Afghanistan the " In fact, the shock and awe(fulne…

New Atlas (2021-09-08). US-Singapore Relations: Being of Use vs. Being Used. newatlas.report September 8, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — The tiny Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore serves as a sort of bellwether for a multitude of trends from economics to geopolitics. The Singaporean government is able to quickly and flexibly adapt to changing trends, more so than anywhere else, because of its small size — an …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-08). HRW calls for sanctions against Egypt over spate of extrajudicial killings. peoplesdispatch.org The human rights group also called for the UN to create an investigating and monitoring mechanism for the rapidly degrading human rights situation in Egypt due to the government's widespread rights violations…

Staff (2021-09-08). 21N Regional Elections: Diosdado Cabello Presents Report on Chavismo Nominations — Eduardo Samán Excluded. orinocotribune.com At a press conference on Monday, September 6, Diosdado Cabello, first vice-president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), reported that 183,806 persons were nominated by the party's bases to be candidacies for the regional elections of November 21. In this regard, he explained that all the candidacies of the Great Simón Bolívar Patriotic Pole (GPP) have already been registered with the National Electoral Council (CNE). | "All the nominated candidates of the Great Patriotic Pole are already registered, in all governorates, in all municipalities and in all municipal councils," informed Cabello. | Yout…

Staff (2021-09-08). Cape Verde Constitutional Court Green-Lights Saab Extradition to the US. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, September 7, Cape Verde's Constitutional Court ruled that the extradition of Venezuelan diplomatic envoy Alex Saab to the US is constitutional. Washington has asked for the extradition under pretenses of alleged money laundering crimes. | The constitutional court, which is the highest judicial instance of Cape Verde, the country where Saab has been detained since June 2020 at the request of the United States, deemed the appeal filed by the defense against the alleged unconstitutionality of Saab's arrest and extradition as "inadmissible." | The Constitutional Court published a 194-page resolution on it…

Editor (2021-09-08). A resource guide to political prisoners in the U.S. mronline.org A growing list and guide to materials highlighting a few of the many of the political prisoners who have been incarcerated in the United States many still fighting for liberation.

WSWS (2021-09-08). Biden tours flood-ravaged New York and New Jersey. wsws.org In the face of a mounting climate disaster, Biden and the assemblage of Democrats joining him Tuesday offered nothing more than sound bites.

Michelle Maldonado (2021-09-08). Los Angeles organizers say 'Shut 'Em Down' in prisoner solidarity rally. liberationnews.org On September 4, a powerful group of 60 local activists, organizers and community members took over the corner sidewalks across from the Los Angeles County's Men's Central Jail.

Dave Muoio (2021-09-08). Judge Rules 'Neigh' on Using Ivermectin for COVID-19, Reversing Earlier Court Decision. globalresearch.ca

Justin Parmenter (2021-09-08). North Carolina's Witch Hunt Over Critical Race Theory. progressive.org A state task force collected more than 500 comments from parents alleging "indoctrination" in public schools. I read each one of them.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). Turkey, Azerbaijan have "sovereign right" to conduct war games in captured Nagorno-Karabakh: Baku. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijani-Turkish joint tactical exercises in Lachin to ensure regional stability — MFA Azerbaijani-Turkish joint tactical military exercises in Azerbaijan's Lachin district serve to ensure regional stability, Spokesperson the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva said…. Abdullayeva made the remark commenting on the claims of the Armenian Foreign Ministry that the holding of joint Azerbaijani-Turkish exercises in …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-08). Elisa Loncon, President of the Constitutional Convention: "Chile Will Never Go Back to the Way it Was" libya360.wordpress.com Meritxell Freixas For the last two months, the Mapuche Elisa Loncon, 58 years old, has presided over the constituent assembly in charge of writing the new Magna Carta that will replace the current text, drafted in 1980, under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990). She was elected with 96 of the 155 votes of the…

_____ (2021-09-08). Indigenous Woman Monument To Replace Columbus Statue. popularresistance.org Mexico City — Christopher Columbus is getting kicked off Mexico City's most iconic boulevard. | Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced that the Columbus statue on the Paseo de la Reforma, often a focal point for Indigenous rights protests, would be replaced by a statue honoring Indigenous women. | "To them we owe … the history of our country, of our fatherland," she said. | She made the announcement on Sunday, which was International Day of the Indigenous Woman. | The Columbus statue, donated to the city many years ago, was a significant reference point on the 10-lane boulevard, and surrounding traffic circle…

_____ (2021-09-08). The Movement To De-Cop The Campus. popularresistance.org Police abolition has become a national conversation since the George Floyd uprisings. Many university police chiefs are encouraging the misconception, however, that campus police are somehow different from other police forces‚Äâ—‚Äâdespite their long history of racist violence. | To take just one example, a campus police officer at the University of California, Los Angeles shot and wounded a Black man he assumed was unhoused in 2003; in 2009, that same officer repeatedly used a Taser on an Iranian American student studying in the library. | But police violence is not confin…

WSWS (2021-09-08). All US schools must be closed as part of a strategy to eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org The unfolding catastrophe in the US makes clear the need to immediately close all schools as part of a broader strategy of eliminating COVID-19 in the US and ultimately eradicating the virus worldwide.

Pat Elder (2021-09-08). U.S. Military Bases and Airfields Are Contaminating Potomac River with "Astronomical Levels" of Toxic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-08). The Race Class Narrative Can Win. popularresistance.org We're glad to be at a point in American political discourse where the question being posed is how to talk about race and class, rather than whether to do so. For too long, many on the left, especially white progressives, have shied away from talking directly about race and racism. Talking about race, they have argued, is divisive and costs us electoral victories. This approach centers the experiences of white voters, who don't feel the direct impact of racism in our economy or democracy, and neglects the concerns of people of color, who make up a large portion of our base. It also ignores the fact that race is al…

Staff (2021-09-08). Iván Duque Attacks Dialogue Between Venezuelan Government and Opposition (Monomeros). orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, September 7, Colombian President Iván Duque, one of the main allies of the extreme-right wing led by former deputy Juan Guaidó in Venezuela, lashed out against the partial agreements signed by the Venezuelan government and the extreme right opposition in the dialogue process that was held until Monday in Mexico. | In this regard, the Colombian president, referring to the issue through a couple of messages on his Twitter account, insisted on disqualifying the talks and reiterated his accusations against "the dictatorship" of Nicolás Maduro, as he usually calls the Venezuelan government. | Hours before…

Editor (2021-09-08). Michael Hudson v. George Soros on China's Rejection of "Market" Capitalism. mronline.org This article would have been very useful if it had stuck to its headline warning, which is more or less along the lines that Xi has made very clear that he's not going to allow investors, above all foreign investors, to exercise more influence in Chinese business and society.

Gabriel Kuhn (2021-09-08). Sápmi: Resisting Green Colonialism. counterpunch.org On June 23, a coalition of Sámi and environmentalist activists erected a protest camp in Nussir, the projected site of a gigantic copper mine in Sápmi, the traditional homeland of the Sámi people, northern Europe's indigenous inhabitants. Today, Sápmi is divided by the borders of four nation states: Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. None of

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). U.S. Congressmen, Georgian defense chief discuss "threats posed by Russia" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Juansher Burchuladze hosted a delegation of American congressmen The Minister of Defense hosted the members of the US Congress delegation visiting Georgia at the Ministry of Defense. Juansher Burchuladze thanked the congressmen for their visit, unwavering support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and exemplary strategic partnership…. [T]he congressmen received detailed information on…the process of …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-08). On Brazil's independence day, hundreds of thousands defended democracy. peoplesdispatch.org The 'Cry of the Excluded' also mobilized people in defense of national sovereignty and against the favoring of the interests of the ruling class, companies and banks over the well-being of the people.

Kathy Deacon (2021-09-08). Covering All Bases in the ER. counterpunch.org Trying to remove a proliferation of weeds growing into the siding of our house, pulling out ivy and unidentified vines, and digging out incipient maple trees, I have on a long-sleeved rash guard and pants with socks as protection from mosquitoes and no see-ums and other insects. Though I'm wary of DEET, I probably should be wearing it.

WSWS (2021-09-08). Virginia's health board moves to loosen pandemic safety rules as the state cuts unemployment benefits for thousands. wsws.org Throughout the pandemic, the Democratic Party-controlled government has consistently sacrificed the health and well-being of its population to the interests of big business.

_____ (2021-09-08). First Africa-CARICOM Summit. popularresistance.org Hosted by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, and with the theme 'Unity Across Continents and Oceans: Opportunities for Deepening Integration', participating governments looked at ways to strengthen the linkages between the people of Africa and the Caribbean regions by addressing integration challenges across continents. | Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, and Chair of CARICOM, proposed the establishment of a Forum of African and Caribbean Territories and States (FACTS) to be coordinated jointly by the Secretariats of CARICOM and the African Union (AU). He also proposed the designation of Septemb…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-09-08). Guinea Coup Deepens Crisis of Governance in West Africa. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-08). AAUP at Oakland University in Michigan calls off faculty strike after two days. wsws.org The strike by faculty members at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan was called off early Saturday morning by the AAUP. Details of the sellout tentative agreement were released Sunday afternoon.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). Poland pledges to defend NATO, EU eastern flank against…Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Poland accuses Belarus of "hybrid war against NATO" The Polish foreign minister [Zbigniew Rau] said…migrant crisis on the European Union's border with Belarus was a 'hybrid war' against countries on the eastern edge of NATO, including Poland and Lithuania. He also said both countries "have recently come under multiple pressures resulting from a hybrid …

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-09-08). Neo-Liberalism and Nationhood. mronline.org There is a tendency in the West, including even among progressives, to treat all "nationalism" as a homogeneous and reactionary category. They treat even anti-colonial nationalism as if it is no different from European bourgeois nationalism, notwithstanding the several crucial differences between the two.

Mitchell Zimmerman (2021-09-08). The Victims of Our Post-9/11 Wars Deserve Remembrance, Too. otherwords.org Few who offer their prayers this September in the hallowed plaza where the Twin Towers once stood will be aware that the September 11 memorial echoes a 1987 Holocaust "counter-memorial" in Kassel, Germany. | Like our memorial, the German monument consists of a hollow in the shape of what had once been there, into which water flows. But the scope of the remembrances evoked by the two memorials are revealingly different. | We Americans want only to recall our innocent dead and to honor them. Unlike the Germans, we spurn acknowledging the evils done in their name that came to be intertwined with our losses, the cata…

MISH (2021-09-08). Investigating the Mass Hysteria Over 1 Degree in Climate Change Since 1850. globalresearch.ca

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-08). 9/11 at 20: Two Decades of Missed Opportunities. ips-dc.org Twenty years have now passed since 9/11. | The 20 years since those terrible attacks have been marked by endless wars, harsh immigration crackdowns, and expanded federal law enforcement powers that have cost us our privacy and targeted entire communities based on nothing more than race, religion, or ethnicity. | Those policies have also come at a tremendous monetary cost — and a dangerous neglect of domestic investment. | In a

scorinoco (2021-09-08). Venezuela on the Path to Political Consensus. orinocotribune.com As of September 3, the government of President Nicolás Maduro has resumed talks with the Venezuelan opposition to reach a consensus, demand an end to the sanctions imposed by the United States and other Western powers, establish an electoral timetable and build a Venezuela for all. | The eyes of the world are on Mexico, the neutral ground where this new round of talks, which began on August 13, is taking place behind closed doors and without press access. | Already on more than one occasion, the government representative in the talks, Jorge Rodríguez, has urged the international community to stop "threatening and…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-08). Rebuilding Latin America's Economies: Interview with Andrés Arauz. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News We spoke to Andrés Arauz, former Presidential candidate in Ecuador for the Revolución Ciudadana (Citizens' Revolution). Andrés won the first round, with an advantage of more than 10 points over second place candidate, the neoliberal banker Guillermo Lasso. However, many liberal voters who backed third place Yaku Perez in the first round, cast…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). Nation soon to be formerly known as Ukraine seeks advice on joining NATO from fellow subjugated satrapy. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The former Republic of Macedonia was compelled to change its name to join NATO. As it was and will continue to be forced to transform its military, defense sector (being opened to foreign investment and control if not altogether eliminated in favor of "NATO interoperable" weaponry from more advanced NATO nations), internal security structures, the …

Linda McQuaig (2021-09-08). Humans aren't as stupid as they seem—something else is blocking climate action. canadiandimension.com In the midst of a Canadian federal election, the fossil fuel industry's impact on climate action barely figures into the discussion. Photo by Patrick Hendry/ For years, it was assumed the world wouldn't start seriously tackling climate change until we were directly confronted with its horrors—thereby revealing how truly reckless humans are. | But now that the world is engulfed in terrifying fires, heat domes, floods and droughts—yet still we don't act!—it's tempting to conclude humans aren't just reckless but utterly stupid,…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Strike at Vivantes clinic in Berlin: gulf widens between employees and Berlin Senate parties. wsws.org Hundreds of employees of subsidiaries of the Berlin hospital enterprise Vivantes renewed their strike on Friday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions.

_____ (2021-09-08). A Region Scarred By Coal Production Now Faces Fracking Threats. popularresistance.org 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 here). In this complementary interview, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez talks with Goldfield about the urgency of the issues detailed in her documentary, and about how the gas industry, which employs environmentally destructive practices like fracking, i…

Editor (2021-09-08). The Pasts and Futures of Social Reproduction as Dual Terrains Struggle. mronline.org This article discusses Susan Ferguson's Women and Work and how it advances contemporary debates about social reproduction within and beyond Marxist feminism. In particular, I emphasise its call for avoiding hierarchising struggles against oppression and those against exploitation, and for centring a dual-terrains approach. – Maud Perrier…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). NATO's expanding global network includes 55-member African Union as junior partner. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Missions ==== NATO: AFRICOM's Partner In Military Penetration Of Africa (2011) Africa: Global NATO Seeks To Recruit 50 New Military Partners (2010) ==== Another…mission NATO continues to support is the African Union. NATO assists the AU in Somalia with air and sealift support, provides capacity building support and expert training support to the African …

Monthly Review (2021-09-08). Advance Release! The Leaked IPCC Reports. mronline.org It is a sign of just how serious matters have become—with the UN COP26 talks on climate in Glasgow this November now regarded by many as a last-ditch effort to achieve a global solution on behalf of humanity as a whole—that the early draft versions of Part II and Part III of the IPCC's, 'Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis', were leaked during the summer.

Dr. David Martin (2021-09-08). Video: Dr. David Martin on Canada's Role in Producing the Weaponized "COVID" Injections Which Have Seriously Harmed and Killed Many. globalresearch.ca

GMWatch (2021-09-08). Groups Slam Commission Plans to Deregulate New GMOs. globalresearch.ca

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-09-08). BRICS' Influence Grows as Three New Members Join the New Development Bank. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). Georgia: Pentagon consolidates proxy army for wars in Caucasus, Black Sea region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense officials discussed further development of the defense forces with the US side The defense partnership between Georgia and the United States is becoming even stronger. The next new phase of cooperation with the main strategic partner envisages the continuation of the transformation of the Georgian Defense Forces and the sustainable institutional development. In order …

WSWS (2021-09-08). German train drivers ready to take indefinite strike action. wsws.org The third and latest rail strike in the contract struggle by the German Train Drivers' Union ended early on Tuesday morning.

WSWS (2021-09-08). New Zealand bus drivers underpaid and unvaccinated. wsws.org As happened during last year's lockdown, drivers at NZ Bus in Wellington were again paid less than their normal wages during the recent lockdown.

Matt Sedlar (2021-09-08). Why SDRs Belong to States, Not Central Banks. cepr.net It would be a pity if, after all the efforts that civil society and numerous leaders put into this SDR allocation, the SDRs remain unused amid a pandemic because of faux technocratic obstacles.

Negin Farsad (2021-09-08). Hemming and Hawing: My Chopsticks Story. progressive.org I have a secret, a dirty secret, something that's caused a lot of heartache and pain over the years. It's not my fault. I was born this way. You see, I have fat fingers. Fat fingers that . . . oh God, here comes the truth . . . cannot wield chopsticks.

WSWS (2021-09-08). Chicago-area mechanics enter sixth week of strike, while IAM continues to isolate walkout. wsws.org Striking mechanics remain determined to win their demands for wage raises, especially for the lowest tier of lube-rack semi-skilled technicians.

WSWS (2021-09-08). Australia: NSW teachers speak out against dangerous school reopening plan. wsws.org "Daily we hear of the disastrous and deadly results of school reopenings in countries around the world. And yet, the media, the government and the unions continue to spruik the lie that schools are safe."

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-08). US and UN Treachery in the African Great Lakes Region: Why Rwandan Refugees Don't Want to Go Home. libya360.wordpress.com Ann Garrison The United States and the United Nations are responsible for the ongoing plight of Rwandan refugees. The term "United Nations" in front of the UN's various humanitarian agencies is deceptive. It implies that they're funded by the UN's general budget and therefore are politically neutral. In fact, however, the UN High Commission for…

_____ (2021-09-08). September 7th: The Greatest Crime. popularresistance.org 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 party colors or ideological preferences. But this year, it will will be an exclusive manifestation of the bolsonaristas in support of their "Myth" and, even worse, in defiance of or even attacking democratic institutions. | There are a lot of warnings a…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Corporate media silent on Australia's party de-registration laws. wsws.org The near-universal lack of reporting is clearly intended to keep ordinary people in the dark about these anti-democratic laws and their far-reaching implications.

Madaar (2021-09-08). Moroccans vote amid calls for boycott of elections over repression and lack of democratic space. peoplesdispatch.org The elections are being held under the 2011 constitution. Many sections of society, including the Democratic Way party, have pointed out that the process promotes a fake democracy and enshrines tyranny…

_____ (2021-09-08). A Rare And Vital Win For The Future Of Our Planet. popularresistance.org We've won. Government has today announced its new policy for the future of energy production in the UK following our legal challenge last year. We are pleased to say that the proposed new policy is better for our planet, for our children and for our grandchildren. | Coal and oil-fired generation are out. Gas is being phased out. | Fewer fossil fuel projects will now be rubber-stamped. | It's not perfect yet. And we know more can and must be done. For example, there is scope for Government to be pushed yet further on the timetable for phasing out gas in the public consultation. But in terms of using the law as a t…

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-09-08). Chip War: Can the United States Really Gain From China's Pain? towardfreedom.org The United States currently holds the strong hand in its chip war with China. But experts believe it will lose in the future as China has a bigger market and a larger capacity for creating new knowledge.

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Emir Sader (2021-09-08). Brasil: øY ahora qué, Jair Bolsonaro? globalizacion.ca Deblilitado por la acumulación de problemas no resueltos, que se agravan, con el apoyo a su nível mas bajo, Jair Bolsonaro (foto) jugó todas sus cartas en las movilizaciones del 7 de septiembre, feriado de la independencia en Brasil. | Desde…

Silicon Valley DSA (2021-09-08). Saturday 9/11: Rent Relief Assistance Event in Santa Clara County. indybay.org Parking Lot – San JoseÃÅ Peace and Justice Center, 48 S 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112 | Masks required. Follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Anonymous007 (2021-09-08). Fire In Overcrowded Indonesian Prison Leaves At Least 40 Dead. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the early hours of September 8th, a fire broke out in an overcrowded Indonesian prison, leaving at least 40 dead. | The prison Indonesia's Banten province also injured dozens. | A

news.un (2021-09-08). Human activity the common link between disasters around the world, says UN report. news.un.org Disasters such as cyclones, floods, and droughts are more connected than we might think, and human activity is the common thread, a UN report released on Wednesday reveals.

Pip Hinman (2021-09-08). Why John Setka should stand down. greenleft.org.au The fight for women's rights and against gendered violence is union business, says the Socialist Alliance.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

Staff (2021-09-08). 'Easier to vote, harder to cheat': Texas Gov. Abbott signs voting integrity law that sparked Democratic exodus. rt.com Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed an "election integrity" bill aimed at making it more difficult to engage in electoral manipulation after a Democrat-led effort to scuttle the vote by fleeing the state failed. | Abbott, a Republican, announced the passage of the Election Integrity Protection Act of 2021 alongside Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and two Republican state senators on Tuesday. The bill "ensures that every eligible voter will have the opportunity to vote" by expanding the number of hours polling places stay open, "fixes [the] problem" of fraud-prone mail-in balloting by requiring ID, and makes ballot harv…

Staff (2021-09-08). Weary South Carolina teachers return to classrooms as COVID-19 pummels state. therealnews.com For many around the country, the new school year has already begun. And many districts are pushing forward with in-person schooling, even though we are in the midst of another COVID-19 spike, with new cases around the country rising to their highest point since January. Large swathes of the population are still unvaccinated, including 50 million children nationwide under the age of 12. Combined with the fact that vaccine and mask mandates have become another contentious subject of culture war hysteria and with the more contagious Delta variant causing a critical mass of new hospitalizations, school district…

P Bradley, J Wilson, R Taylor, J Nixon, J Redfern, P Whittemore, M Gaddah, K Kavuri, A Haley, P Denny, C Withers, RC Robey, C Logue, N Dahanayake, D Siaw Hui Min, J Coles, M S Deshmukh, S Ritchie, M Malik, H Abdelaal, K Sivabalah, MD Hartshorne, D Gopikrishna, A Ashish, E Nuttall, A Bentley, T Bongers, T Gatheral, TW Felton, N Chaudhuri, L Pearmain (2021-09-08). [Research Paper] Conventional oxygen therapy versus CPAP as a ceiling of care in ward-based patients with COVID-19: a multi-centre cohort evaluation. thelancet.com No survival difference was found between using oxygen alone or CPAP to treat patients with severe COVID-19 who were nIMV. A high patient-initiated discontinuation rate for CPAP suggests a significant treatment burden. Further reflection is warranted on the current treatment guidance and widespread application of CPAP in this setting.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

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teleSUR, drl, NG (2021-09-08). El Salvador adopta el Bitcoin como moneda en medio de protestas. telesurtv.net Protestas de sectores de la población y números negativos en las encuestas acompañan la entrada en vigor de la moneda.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-08). UK on the road to normalcy but with difficult weeks ahead — Neil Ferguson. imperial.ac.uk It is now much harder to model and predict the pandemic due to uncertain levels of immunity, Professor Neil Ferguson told a group of policymakers.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-09-08). Deserters Make Good Ancestors: Reflections on Robert E. Lee and Virgil Marion St. Clair. counterpunch.org As they prepare to evict Robert E. Lee from his pedestal in the heart of Richmond, I've been thinking about one of my relatives, whose "heroism" was the opposite of Lee's. He was a deserter from the 22nd Regiment of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Unlike Lee, Virgil Marion St. Clair wasn't rich. Unlike Lee, Virgil wasn't a slave owner. He lived in the Appalachian mountains, grinding out a hard living as a yeoman farmer.

Manuel Cabieses D. (2021-09-08). °Despierta Chile! Todo el poder a la convención. globalizacion.ca Una vez más la fronda oligárquica está embolinando la perdiz. Pretende restar prestigio y autoridad moral a la Convención Constitucional. Sin embargo, ella es la última esperanza de un cambio pacífico y democrático que ponga al país en la senda…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

Thom Hartmann (2021-09-08). Is There a Sense of Impending Doom In the Air? zcomm.org Times of great crisis are also moments of great opportunity, and, while some will give up and walk away from political activism, others realize the importance of doubling down on our activism…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

David Giesen (2021-09-08). Saturday 9/11: Reparations, UBI, and transforming politics: a walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | (meet in the lobby)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-08). Yemen War Would End Within First Year Without U.S. Support For Riyadh: Yemeni Negotiator. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | US Secretary of State condemned Houthi attacks on Saudi Aramco's facilities in the southern Kingdom on September 4th."We once again urge the Houthis to agree to a comprehensive ceasefire immediately and to stop these cross-border attacks and attacks inside of Yemen, particularly their offensive on Ma'rib, which is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis and prolonging the conflict," Blinken said. | In response, Abdul Malik al-Ajri, a member of the negotiating team at…

sputniknews (2021-09-08). US DOJ Probes Raytheon's Alleged Bribery Payments to Qatar Armed Forces Contractor: Report. sputniknews.com Over the past seven years, Raytheon has reportedly signed a number of hefty defence contracts with Qatar worth more than $7 billion, including those related to building and servicing the US Patriot missile system.

Walker Bragman (2021-09-08). Will Fossil Fuel Giants Be Held Accountable?>. dailyposter.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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 (2021-09-08). Internal Police Emails Shed Light on January 6th Capitol Insurrection. sputniknews.com The emails, through the eyes of the police, document how the situation escalated from a rally into a full-fledged insurrection, sparking concerns about the ability of the Capitol Police to protect lawmakers.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-09-08). Australia's Health Chief Dr. Chant: COVID Will be with Us "Forever", People Will Have to "Get Used to" Endless Booster Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-08). Venezuela Denounces Assault on Monómeros by Colombia's Superintendency. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, September 7, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounced the flagrant assault on the company Monómeros, an asset of the Venezuelan State in Colombia, by Colombia's Superintendency of Corporations (SCC). | This was informed by Freddy àëañez, Venezuelan vice president of Communication, Culture and Tourism. | #COMUNICADO El Gobierno de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, denuncia que la Superintendencia de Sociedades de Colombia, ha asaltado de manera flagrante, un activo del Estado | venezolano, como es el caso de la empresa Monómeros. | Lea Aquí teleSUR, JCM (2021-09-08). JEP de Colombia llama a diez militares por falsos positivos. telesurtv.net Los exoficiales tendrán que dar su versión sobre ejecuciones extrajudiciales en Huila entre 2005 y 2009.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

Elias Amare (2021-09-08). U.S. Escalates Threats to Ethiopian and Eritrean Sovereignty. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

sputniknews (2021-09-08). China Vows to Oppose Efforts to Gloss Over Atrocities Committed During World War II. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – China will not tolerate attempts to downplay the guilt of invaders or relieve them of historical responsibility for the atrocities they committed during the Second World War, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Sputnik on 8 September.

Peter Koenig (2021-09-08). Agenda ID2020 of the "One World Order": The 101 to Understanding Its Implications. globalresearch.ca Foresight by Geopolitical Analyst Peter Koenig. | Incisive article published on August 17, 2020 | . | . | Agenda ID2020 — is hardly mentioned by any media, let alone the mainstream. Agenda ID2020, if carried out, is the ultimate control by a small …

Staff (2021-09-08). "Badly Damaged": Environmental Activist in "Cancer Alley" Documents Oil Spills After Hurricane Ida. democracynow.org As part of our ongoing coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the United States, we go to St. James Parish, Louisiana, to speak with Sharon Lavigne, the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize winner, who lives in the heart of Louisiana's "Cancer Alley," home to more than 150 petrochemical facilities. She is now documenting oil spills in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida even as her home was badly damaged.

Mariana Carbajal (2021-09-08). Argentina — Sobre la posibilidad de obligar a abortar. globalizacion.ca øEs posible obligar a una mujer a abortar? La pregunta es necesaria, cuando en Salta, una de las provincias conocidas por su extensa militancia antiderechos y su raigambre católica conservadora, se denunció a una médica residente del Hospital de Tartagal,…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-09-08). Sismo de magnitud 7.1 en México deja un muerto y daños menores. telesurtv.net La Comisión Federal de Electricidad informó que producto del sismo resultaron afectados 1.6 millones de usuarios.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

sputniknews (2021-09-08). Mexico Earthquake Causes Power Cuts for 1.6Mln People. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Blackouts caused by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southern Mexico have affected 1.6 million people, the Federal Electricity Commission said on 8 September.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-09-08). The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire. zcomm.org What Really Matters in the U.S. of A…

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-08). 100+ Ontario Youth Sent to Hospital for Vaccine-Related Heart Problems, Report Shows. globalresearch.ca

Tanupriya Singh (2021-09-08). Feminists for a People's Vaccine: challenging barriers to equitable access. peoplesdispatch.org A newly launched campaign by the Third World Network and Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era highlights the questions of gender-based differences in access to Covid-19 vaccines, medicines, therapeutics and equipment…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

Moderator (2021-09-08). How Chevron Used the Legal System and the FBI to Target Whistle-Blowing Lawyer Steven Donziger. scheerpost.com Human rights attorney Steven Donziger has now been under house arrest in his New York City apartment for two years. The reason for his detainment, as Lee Camp puts it in this clip from "Redacted Tonight," is that Donziger made it his business to hold Chevron accountable for how the Big Oil megacorp "harmed, sickened and killed tens of thousands in Ecuador" and tried to avoid paying "billions of dollars" in restitutions. | Donziger's battle against American oil companies and on behalf of indigenous communities and farmers in Ecuador spans nearly three decades. He was part of an international legal team that…

Staff (2021-09-08). Fossil Fuel Leaks, Spills, Flaring & Chemical Releases After Hurricane Ida May Be Worst Ever Recorded. democracynow.org Oil and gas investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz says the extent of damage done after Hurricane Ida from the fossil fuel and petrochemical industry from leaks, spills, flaring, ruptures and chemical releases in the Gulf Coast could be among the worst of such events ever recorded. As half a million electricity customers continue to suffer without power, Juhasz also reports New Orleans faces excessively high durations and frequencies of power outages that mostly hit neighborhoods which are majority people of color and low income.

CounterPunch News Service (2021-09-08). Climate Change Threatens Recovery of Endangered Colorado River Fish. counterpunch.org Denver, Colorado In an effort to stop extinction in the Colorado River and chart a new course for this overburdened river, WildEarth Guardians and a coalition of groups submitted comments yesterday to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opposing its proposal to change the status of the razorback sucker from "endangered" to "threatened" under the Endangered Species

Staff (2021-09-08). At least 41 killed, dozens injured after massive blaze erupts at overcrowded prison near Indonesia's capital (VIDEO). rt.com At least 41 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a large fire that broke out in a crowded prison near the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, according to officials. The blaze has since been extinguished. | The fire ignited at Tangerang Prison in the early hours of Wednesday, said Rika Aprianti, a spokeswoman for the country's Justice Ministry. She added that the fire was put out after several hours, and that all injured victims had been taken to a local hospital. | In addition to the 41 inmates killed, at least eight others were severely injured and a total of 72 sustained light wounds, Jakarta police chi…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

christina Beach (2021-09-08). Local tenant union rent strikes for 13 months and wins $200,00 concessions from landlord. indybay.org Alice-Ivy Tenant Union advances autonomous tenant union in Oakland…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-08). Coup In Guinea Favors US And Hurts Russian Interests In Africa. southfront.org Illustrative ImageSituation prevents Russian companies from operating in Guinea. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | A recent coup in Guinea has left the world surprised and unanswered about what is really happening in the region. The military overthrew the president and seized power after some controversies involving alleged attempts by the former leader to perpetuate himself in power. Regardless of political factors on the domestic scene…

Andrew Korybko (2021-09-08). The Biden-Ghani Call Might be More Damning than the Trump-Zelensky One. globalresearch.ca

Ana Perdigón (2021-09-08). Following Long Delay, First Batch of COVAX Vaccines Arrive in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Early this morning, the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from the controversial United Nations COVAX initiative arrived in Venezuela, reported the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional office for the Americas. | This first shipment of COVID vaccines consists of 693,600 doses of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine, which are included on the WHO emergency use list, and represents barely 6% of the total of vaccines paid for by the Venezuelan government. | "The vaccines were purchased through the Revolving Fund of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) with the count…

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-08). 650,000+ Injuries Reported after COVID Vaccines, as Biden, FDA Spar Over Boosters. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-08). "Will Corporate Greed Prolong the Pandemic?": Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Global Vaccine Equity. democracynow.org Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says global vaccine inequity endangers everyone on the planet, including those in rich countries, and says the best way to solve the problem is to drastically increase production of COVID-19 vaccines. "As long as the disease is festering someplace in the world, there are going to be mutations," Stiglitz says. "So it's in our own self-interest that we get the disease controlled everywhere."

Steve Watson (2021-09-08). Police, Firefighters in LA Form Group to Resist Vaccine Mandates. globalresearch.ca

Human Agenda (2021-09-08). Saturday 9/18: March for Citizenship & Economic Rights. indybay.org 10 am gather at 1st & Hedding Streets | (Santa Clara County Government Center parking lot) | 12 noon rally at San José City Hall | 200 West Santa Clara Street | San José…

John W. Whitehead (2021-09-08). 20 Years of Government-Sponsored Tyranny: The Rise of the Security-Industrial Complex from 9/11 to COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-08). 200,000 Unvaccinated Military Members Denied Temporary Restraining Order as Commanders Threaten Those Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-08). Ma'rib Battle: Nearly 80 Houthi, Saudi-Backed Fighters Killed As Fighting Intensifies. southfront.org Screen grab from combat footage released by the Houthis. | Nearly 80 Houthi and Saudi-backed fighters have been Sources in Saudi-backed forces told the France-Press Agency (AFP) that the Houthi…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-09-08). The Rise of the Security-Industrial Complex from 9/11 to COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life. — Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN What a strange and harrowing road we've walked since September …

sputniknews (2021-09-08). USGS: 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico, Near Acapulco. sputniknews.com The United States Geological Survey (USGS) registered a strong earthquake that shook southern Mexico with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 around 8: 45 p.m. local time on Tuesday. It was later downgraded to a magnitude 7.0 event.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-08). Amid growing healthcare crisis Sri Lanka declares food emergency. peoplesdispatch.org The food emergency decree gives the Gotabaya Rajapaksa-led government sweeping powers to seize stocks of essential items such as rice, paddy, and sugar. The government has extended the nationwide lockdown till September 13…

teleSUR, drl, NG (2021-09-08). México propone a EE.UU. plan para abordar la crisis migratoria. telesurtv.net El presidente mexicano insta a su par de EE.UU. a buscar una estrategia y una nueva política en materia migratoria.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-09-08). A Climate Disaster Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes—And Politicians Still Refuse to Take Action. zcomm.org Hurricane Ida perfectly illustrates the devastating impacts of climate change. Stopping the Line 3 pipeline, in line with Indigenous demands, is a perfect opportunity for political leaders to take climate action…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). Biden-Zelensky deals include reviving Ukraine's nuclear status. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine intends to build NPPs, nuclear fuel production plant based on Skhidny Mining with U.S. support — MP The project for the development of nuclear energy worth $9.6 billion presented in the United States includes the construction of two power units of the Khmelnytsky nuclear power plant (NPP) and small modular reactors (SMRs), as well …

John Feffer (2021-09-08). Did 9/11 Change Everything? fpif.org Twenty years ago, the United States sustained the first substantial attacks on the mainland since the War of 1812. It was a collective shock to all Americans who believed their country to be impregnable. The Cold War had produced the existential dread of a nuclear attack, but that always lurked in the realm of the maybe. On a day-to-day basis, Americans enjoyed the exceptional privilege of national security. No one would dare attack us for fear of massive retaliation. | Little did we imagine that someone would attack us in order to precipitate massive retaliation. | Osama bin Laden understood that American power…

_____ (2021-09-08). Nonviolent Jousting With Northrop Grumman. popularresistance.org Under the aegis of Baltimore Peace Action, twelve stalwarts left Baltimore on September 3 to take on weapons contractor Northrop Grumman. If Sancho Panza were with us, he would have described our journey to Linthicum Heights, Maryland as foolish and nonsensical. How dare this group to think it could joust with a giant weapons contractor which has great influence in Congress, in the Pentagon and even in the White House? Nevertheless, armed with signs, a Veterans for Peace flag, chunks of watermelon, Pellegrino water and a letter to CEO Jackie Warden, we arrived at a corporate office. Our signs carried messages whi…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Getting to the heart of the matter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. "I am an athlete. I was always working out," says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her heart would beat rapidly. "It would go up to 150, 170 beats per minute all of a sudden. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-08). 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…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-08). Strange Death Of Putin's Potential Successor. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The head of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, who was said to be in a short list of possible successors of Vladimir Putin, died under strange circumstances. On September 8, Yevgeny Zinichev, 55, died when saving a person during the exercises. | This is the first case of death of a sitting minister of the Russian federal government. | According to official data provided by the department, Zinichev was checking the construction of a new fire station in the city of Norilsk in the no…

WSWS (2021-09-08). Federal bankruptcy judge grants Sackler family sweeping immunity in $4.3 billion opioid settlement. wsws.org In an example of class justice, the billionaire Sackler family, which fueled and profited immensely from the opioid epidemic through its company Purdue Pharma and its OxyContin medication, was handed immunity last week from all future opioid lawsuits.

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…

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…

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…

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.

_____ (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.

C.J. Atkins (2021-09-07). Battle rages to pass $3.5 trillion progressive agenda. peoplesworld.org With the Labor Day holiday over and Congress returning to Washington, the rush is on to pass the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill which is the vehicle for the bulk of President Joe Biden's progressive domestic agenda. Standing in the way are so-called "centrist" Democrats like Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema …

John Wojcik (2021-09-07). Delta surge continues to be a pandemic of the unvaccinated. peoplesworld.org The number of coronavirus infections is much higher this year than it was on Labor Day weekend last year but the infection rates are highest and the population is most in danger in several states where the vaccination rates are low, Dr. Fauci warned this Labor Day weekend on cable TV news. In danger are …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-09-07). Corporate class colludes to try to keep Trump-GOP tax cut. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—With Congress returning to town after its Labor Day-Rosh Hashanah break, the nation's corporate class is colluding to kill a big-ticket item on the lawmakers' agenda: The legislation helping people that received a roadmap when lawmakers approved the $3.5 trillion budget "reconciliation" resolution in August. Their reasons have little to do with the programs reconciliation …

_____ (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…

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). 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.

_____ (2021-09-07). The Political Economy Of Racial Inequality. popularresistance.org In 1965, in response to President Lyndon B. Johnson's anemic War on Poverty legislation, the labor and civil rights leaders A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin joined with Leon Keyserling, the former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, to draft "A Freedom Budget for All Americans." Their $180 billion proposal ($1.4 trillion adjusted for inflation) would have established a living wage and guaranteed employment through public works projects and urban revitalization initiatives. Randolph and Rustin were socialists who viewed racial inequality through the lens of capitalist labor and housing markets. They cor…

G. Dunkel (2021-09-07). U.S. workers being pushed into an abyss. workers.org For many U.S. workers — especially low-wage workers — it has suddenly become much more difficult to put food on the table and to keep a roof over these tables. Pandemic continues to disrupt trade and shipping. Here: containers stockpiled at Long Beach Port Aug. 20. The Department of Labor . . . |

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 …

Mirinda Crissman (2021-09-07). From chattel slavery to modern prisons. workers.org The following remarks were given during the 50 Years of Resistance: Black August & Attica live broadcast hosted by the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party Sept. 2. Crissman is a co-editor of Tear Down the Walls. I am always very struck when imprisoned people compare their situations . . . |

Blake Skylar (2021-09-07). Unemployed workers face hardship, desperation as benefits run out. peoplesworld.org When two vital programs expired on Sept. 6, millions of jobless Americans lost their unemployment benefits, leaving them vulnerable to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as natural disasters like the flooding that ravaged New York City and the wildfires in the Western states. At least 8.9 million U.S. citizens have been …

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.

_____ (2021-09-07). Groups Call On Trudeau And RCMP To Protect Secwepemc Activists. popularresistance.org Blue River, BC — 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. | The letter follows a summer of escalating confrontations, including assaults, surveillance, and harassment targeting Secwepemc land defenders by pipeline workers and security. | The letter urging Prime Minister Trudeau to stop the construction of the…

Kathy Durkin (2021-09-07). Texas activists demand: 'Ban the abortion bans!'. workers.org On the morning of Sept. 1, Texas residents woke up to the news that legal abortion had been declared illegal past six weeks of pregnancy by the state's legislature. On top of this shock, another stunning blow was delivered: There would be no exceptions for victims of rape or incest! . . . |

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). 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.

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