2021-09-14: News Headlines

Editor (2021-09-14). The Northern Hemisphere's summer of climate carnage. mronline.org There is no doubt among scientists that the increasing frequency of extreme weather and associated disasters like fires is a result of climate change.

Staff (2021-09-14). Headlines for September 14, 2021. democracynow.org Donors Pledge $1.2B in Aid to Afghanistan as U.N. Warns of Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe, Secretary of State Blinken Defends U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan, 1 Million Public School Students Return to New York City Classrooms Despite COVID-19 Surge, Departing FDA Scientists Blast Biden's Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters, Pressure Mounts on Germany to Support COVID-19 Patent Waiver as WTO Panel Meets, Public Citizen: Biden Could Share Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Recipe with the World, Hurricane Nicholas Brings Storm Surge and Heavy Rain to Gulf Coast, Biden Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Crisis After Tourin…

Margaret Gleeson (2021-09-14). Climate activists continue to challenge push for gas. greenleft.org.au Climate activists are continuing to demand the federal government and Labor opposition heed the climate science and pull back from their irresponsible gas-led recovery plan. Margaret Gleeson reports.

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2021-09-14). A Call for Mother Earth and Humanity. Analysis of "Military Geoengineering" globalresearch.ca

Steve Early (2021-09-14). Amid Give-Back Demands: Workers Can Still Safeguard Pensions. counterpunch.org In recent decades, a top management priority has been reducing the cost of retirement benefits. The pandemic and its economic fallout have generated a new round of employer demands for pension freezes, benefit cuts, plan conversions, and two-tier coverage. The Labor Guide to Retirement Plans (Monthly Review Press), a newly published book by Oregon union

Charles Xu (2021-09-14). The United States' Recent Failures in War and Fighting Racism Should Serve as a Warning to Its Allies. counterpunch.org On May 26, 2021, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to produce "analysis of the origins of COVID-19" within 90 days. This move followed weeks of speculation surrounding the claim that the virus had escaped from a Chinese laboratory, usually identified as the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Having rightly rejected this claim for more

Pepe Escobar (2021-09-14). Sinophobia Meets Prison Labor in a Think Tank Down Under. globalresearch.ca

Deniz Agraz (2021-09-14). Under COVID-19, artists need a living wage. greenleft.org.au Deniz Agraz spoke to Christian "Bong" Ramilo, a Filipino-Australian musician and community arts worker based in Darwin, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts sector.

Jim McIlroy (2021-09-14). McCain food workers set to win pay rise. greenleft.org.au Frozen food workers in Smithton, Tasmania, have forced McCain to an in-principle agreement for a pay rise, Jim McIlroy reports.

Jim McIlroy (2021-09-14). StarTrack drivers vote to strike for job security. greenleft.org.au Workers at StarTrack, which is owned by Australia Post, have voted to take strike action in a bid to guarantee job security. Jim McIlroy reports.

Karen Conner (2021-09-14). Inflation Moderates in August, Core CPI Up Just 0.1 Percent. cepr.net One-time declines held down inflation in August, but will likely get back to around a 2.5 percent rate in the core. When supply constraints relax, lower car prices will dampen inflation. Rents remain a huge question mark with the end of the eviction moratorium possibly being a big factor.

_____ (2021-09-14). The Pandemic Has Made Homelessness And Eviction Even More Deadly. popularresistance.org According to the Associated Press, a one-night tally in 2020 counted 580,000 people experiencing homelessness in the United States. Advocates say that total is almost certainly a severe undercount, with a more accurate total being upwards of 2 million people. | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has acknowledged both the difficulty of helping unhoused folks get vaccinated—most don't have access to transit options—and the reality that they're more likely to be at risk of severe illness because of compounding health issues. But how we actually help our unhoused neighbors get vaccinated varie…

Margaret Kimberley (2021-09-14). Democrats, Abortion and Phony Politics. orinocotribune.com By Margaret Kimberley — Sep 08, 2021 | Democratic party leadership are as uninterested in fighting for abortion rights as they are in addressing anything else their members need and want. | Most leftists in this country still remain loyal to the Democratic Party despite decades of deception, overt collusion with ruling class interests, and support of U.S. imperialism. The Democrats use a variety of means to keep the support of millions of people who yearn for something other than the excuses and double dealing they are constantly offered. | Pointing to Republicans as the embodiment of all evil is one of thei…

Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams (2021-09-14). Why Congress Must Codify Roe. indybay.org With all eyes on Texas Thursday [Sept 9] as the U.S. Justice Department sued the Lone Star State over its new abortion ban, Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt held a ceremonial bill signing for nine so-called "pro-life" measures he approved during this year's legislative session—highlighting the need for Congress to protect reproductive rights at the federal level.

Unitarian Universalist SF—Sensible Cinema" (2021-09-14). Friday 9/17: Abortion Rights Film on Zoom — "Reversing Roe" indybay.org Here's the Zoom link to the film on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021: us02web.zoom.us/j/81483938785?pwd=aS9iYU… Meeting ID: 814 8393 8785 Passcode: 215376…

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2021-09-14). Tuesday 9/14: How the Women's Health Protection Act Can Protect Access to Abortion Care. indybay.org Online action event…

Women's March Monterey Bay (2021-09-14). Saturday 10/2: Women's March Monterey Bay: Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Window on the Bay Waterfront Park, 717 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940 | *Masks are requested due to COVID*; Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Consumer Health: 5 types of gynecologic cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the five types of gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman's reproductive organs. More than 116,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year, according to the Foundation for Women's Cancer. The five main types of gynecologic cancer are: Cervical cancerEarly stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms….

Women's March San Jose (2021-09-14). Saturday 10/2: Women's March San Jose: March for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Meet at San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, SJ 95113…

_____ (2021-09-14). Activists Go On Trial For Protesting Power Grab In Honduras. popularresistance.org Currently in Honduras, medical anthropologist Adrienne Pine is closely involved with the Espinal and àÅlvarez trial. | Pine said today: "This Monday and Tuesday, former political prisoners Edwin Espinal and Raúl àÅlvarez will go on trial in Honduras on trumped-up charges related to their participation in protests during the 2017 Honduran electoral crisis. | "Protests had erupted nationwide after the blatant theft of the November 2017 presidential elections by Juan Orlando Hernández, who had previously orchestrated an illegal takeover of the country's Supreme Court in order to obtain permission to run…

Staff (2021-09-14). Baltasar Garzón Describes Cape Verde Supreme Court's Ruling on Alex Saab as 'Legal Barbarism'. orinocotribune.com Baltasar Garzón, the renowned Spanish jurist and member of Alex Saab's defense team, referred to the ruling of the Constitutional Court (TC) of Cape Verde on the Venezuelan diplomat's case as "barbaric." In addition, Garzón expressed his conviction that the ruling constitutes a political decision more than a legal one, according to a recent press release. | In this sense, Garzón stated that "the decision of the TC judges, with due respect, is more political than legal, and it is a legal barbarism. It cannot be said that rights are for Cape Verdeans and not for others." The statement was issued during a conference…

TASS (2021-09-14). Putin refers to persisting presence of foreign troops in Syria as problem. tass.com "I consider the main problem the fact that foreign armed forces, without the permission of the United Nations Organization, without your sanctions, are still present on separate territories of the country, which evidently contradicts the international law," the Russian President said…

TASS (2021-09-14). Certain countries destructively influence political processes in Syria, says Assad. tass.com "Certain states have imposed sanctions against the Syrian people, which may be classified and positioned as antihuman, anti-state, illegitimate," the Syrian President pointed out…

TASS (2021-09-14). Syria's Assad thanks Putin for helping Syria to fight COVID, other assistance. tass.com The Syrian President also extended gratitude to the Russian Foreign Ministry for defending universally accepted principles and norms of international law…

TASS (2021-09-14). Putin hopes joint efforts will help Syrian people get on feet. tass.com "Hopefully joint efforts will help the Syrian people get on feet in all senses of the word, help revive the economy, the social field, healthcare first of all now," the Russian President said…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Putin And Assad Meet In Moscow For The First Time In 5 Years. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 13th, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. | For the first time in 5 years the meeting took place in Moscow. | Putin congratulated his counterpart on winning May's presidential election. | Putin also praised President Assad's renewed grip on the country after a decade of fighting. | The Kremlin quoted the Russian president as saying: "Terrorists had sustained a very serious damage, and Syrian government, headed by you…

Staff (2021-09-14). Putin denounces 'illegal foreign military presence' in Syria as Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow. rt.com Western powers are hampering the consolidation of Syria despite it being mostly freed from terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said as he met his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, at the Kremlin on Monday. | The joint efforts of Russia and Syria have dealt a crippling blow to terrorists, allowing Damascus to regain control over more than 90% of its territory, Putin told Assad, who made a surprise visit to the Russian capital. However, some obstacles remain before a "full consolidation of power" and "return to normal life" are possible in the country, he added. Syria has been fighting international ter…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-14). In Video: Kurdish Factions Lose No Chance To Hit Turkish-Backed Militants In North-Western Syria. southfront.org

Jason Ditz (2021-09-14). Iran Sends Fuel to Crisis-Hit Lebanon. news.antiwar.com Lebanon is facing an economic near-collapse in recent weeks, and fuel shortages are just the latest problem that's entailed. Iran is reportedly rushing help to the Lebanese and Syrian coast. | Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who asked Iran for help, Bringing in the fuel risks the US imposing new sanctions on Lebanon, but widespread shortages have left them wi…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Military Situation In Syria On September 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 14, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 24 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 5 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On September 14, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in Sheikh Sulaiman area | On September 14, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Qahera and Mansura | On September 13, Russian President, Vl…

Staff (2021-09-14). "Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire": Deepa Kumar on How Racism Fueled U.S. Wars Post-9/11. democracynow.org According to the Costs of War Project, the wars launched by the United States following 9/11 have killed an estimated 929,000 people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. The true death toll may never be known, but the vast majority of the victims have been Muslim. "Racism is baked into the security logic of the national security state in the U.S., as well as in terms of how it operates abroad," says Islamophobia scholar Deepa Kumar, a professor of media studies at Rutgers University. "The war on terror was sold to the American public using Orientalist and racist ideas that these societies a…

Kelly Kunzl (2021-09-14). Bulldozers bring heartbreak to Silwan. electronicintifada.net Palestinians defend East Jerusalem neighborhood from Israeli encroachment. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-09-14). VIDEO: Israeli forces open fire on a young Palestinian. en.mehrnews.com Israeli soldiers shot and wounded a young Palestinian citizen in Bethlehem under the pretext that he intended to attack Zionist forces.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Military Situation In The West Bank and Gaza Strip On September 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 14, clashes betwen Palestinian and Israeli forces were reported in Kafr Ein | On September 14, clashes betwen Palestinian and Israeli forces were reported in Beita | On September 14, a failed rocket launch was reported from Gaza Strip | On September 13, Israel aircraft attacked positions of Palestinian groups in Beit Lahia | On September 13, Israel aircraft attacked positions of Palestinian groups east of Rafah | On September 13, Israel aircraft attacked pos…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Violence Escalates In West Bank As Palestinians Rally To Protect Prisoners (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Beginning on September 10th, IDF warplanes have bombed the besieged Gaza strip in a dramatic escalation of Israel's violent campaign to take revenge for the daring escape of six Palestinian political prisoners from the high-security Gilboa facility on September 6th. | On the same day, Israeli authorities announced that 4 out of the 6 escapees had been arrested. | Two still roam free. | Palestinians have rallied throughout the West Bank and clashes with Israeli author…

_____ (2021-09-14). Cuba To Receive 8.7 Million Syringes From Its Residents Abroad. popularresistance.org According to Humberto Pérez, coordinator of the Asociación Martiana de Cubanos Residentes en Panamá, organizer of the shipment, the donation is part of the campaign Rompamos el Bloqueo, in which organizations present in more than 28 Latin American, Caribbean and European countries participate. | In a few days, the first of five containers will arrive from China with the aid collected to support the anti-COVID-19 vaccination, an effort supported by trade union organizations and young graduates of Cuban educational institutions. | From the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) headquarters, Perez hi…

ecns.cn (2021-09-14). Afghan Kabul airport to be ready for int'l flights soon: official. ecns.cn The Kabul International Airport will soon be ready for international flights as efforts are underway to remove technical problems, airport director Abdul Hadi Hamadani said Monday.

_____ (2021-09-14). Calculating The Full Cost Of War. popularresistance.org The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks that were used to justify multiple Middle Eastern interventions is a fitting occasion to consider the ultimate cost of military combat. | Thanks to advances in military medicine, soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a much higher survival rate, recovering from wounds that would have been fatal decades earlier in Vietnam. As a result, far more post-9/11 combat veterans carry wounds of war, both visible and invisible, for the rest of their lives. | Many news reports cite the trillions of…

Andy Kroll (2021-09-14). Be Careful What You Wish For. tomdispatch.com Disagreements over how to assess the American exodus from Afghanistan have kept the pundits busy these last weeks, even though there wasn't much to say that hadn't been said before. For some of them, however, that was irrelevant. Having overseen or promoted the failed Afghan War themselves, all the while brandishing various "metrics" of success, they were engaged in transparent reputation-salvaging. Not surprisingly, the entire spectacle has been tiresome and unproductive. Better to devote time and energy to distilling the Afghan war's larger lessons. Here are four worth considering. Lesson One: When You Make Pol…

ecns.cn (2021-09-14). First foreign commercial flight lands in Kabul since Taliban takeover. ecns.cn Passengers line up to board on a Pakistan International Airways (PIA) flight at the Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. This is the first international commercial flight to land in Afghanistan since the Taliban took control on August 15, according to reports.

Fight Back (2021-09-14). Milwaukee: Activists rally to say 'Hands off Afghanistan' on 20th anniversary of 9/11. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – A group of anti-war students and community members gathered in downtown Milwaukee in the early afternoon of September 11 to protest continued U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. Speakers acknowledged the significance of the withdrawal of U.S. troops, but pointed to history and actions taken since the evacuation of the U.S. embassy as a sign of things to come. | "It's a good thing that the U.S. has removed its forces, but we know that they're not going to allow the unimpeded expression of Afghan self-determination," said Ryan Hamann, speaking on behalf of Freedom Road Socialist Organization – Wisconsi…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-09-14). Top US Generals Blatantly Lied About Afghanistan and Iraq Wars to Advance Their Careers. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-14). Never Forget: Lessons Of The Post-9/11 Warpath. popularresistance.org As the US Empire tries to leave its 9/11 warpath on Afghanistan & Iraq in the past, Abby Martin reviews the core lessons. "We've witnessed a striking conclusion to the Afghanistan War, where for twenty years the US fought to make the country a neo-colony for bases and resource extraction only to suffer a historic embarrassment. Two trillion dollars and tens of thousands of lives lost couldn't tamp down an insurgency that was bred by the CIA decades prior. As the war will fade into memory for most Americans, the Biden administration and the US government as a whole is already starting to rewrite the true lega…

Anand Naidoo (2021-09-14). The Heat: Afghanistan's future. america.cgtn.com International donors pledged more than one billion dollars to help Afghanistan. We will take a look at the future of the country.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-14). Initial Taliban Moves Fail To Convince Afghanistan's Neighbours. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by The Taliban's record in recent w…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-09-14). Tomgram: Rajan Menon, Wars of Unintended Consequences. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. TomDispatch began with the Afghan War — with a sense I had from its earliest moments that it was a misbegotten venture of the first order. Here, for instance, is a comment I wrote about that disaster in …

New Atlas (2021-09-14). North Korea's New Cruise Missile: Built to Threaten or Because of Threats? newatlas.report September 14, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — North Korea's recent demonstration of an indigenously developed cruise missile has provided another opportunity for the United States to perform its own demonstration, one of its inexhaustible hypocrisy upon the global stage. It is also another opportunity to examine the real reason the US continues to maintain …

GMWatch (2021-09-14). New GE Wheat to be Tested in UK Field Trials. globalresearch.ca

Elliott MIller (2021-09-14). In America, Where There's Religious Smoke, There's Usually A Capitalistic Fire. counterpunch.org Once upon a time on this floured concord grape of a planet, religious conviction and apostasy was at the crux of human conflict and devastation. Dissenters were burned at the stake, excommunicated over heresy, and bloody wars were fought that endured for decades. Since the beginning of contemporary history (or post World War II) that

Ericka Taylor (2021-09-14). The History of Wealth Extraction in the US: a New Online Educational Tool. counterpunch.org At Take on Wall Street, we believe that you can't address the wealth gap, wage disparities, or a range of other economic threats without first understanding their source in our nation's origins. The mechanisms that drive inequality are often needlessly mystifying or hidden from sight. According to polling, most people in the United States believe

Todd Miller (2021-09-14). 9/11's Border Legacy: Razor Wire, "Smart" Surveillance, and Billions in Security Contracts. counterpunch.org Along the 20-foot border wall in Nogales, Arizona, six lines of coiling razor wire blanket the rust-colored bollards from top to bottom. Shortly after Joe Biden was inaugurated in January, Nogales mayor Arturo Garino asked that it be cut down. Although the wall itself predated the Trump administration, the razor wire was installed by the

Staff (2021-09-14). CNE Begins Process for Modifications or Substitutions on Ballot — 21N Mega-Elections. orinocotribune.com This Monday, September 13, the rector of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Tania D'Amelio, reported that the period for modifications and substitutions of candidates made by political organizations and reflected on the voting ballot would begin, lasting until Wednesday, September 22. | El lapso para que las modificaciones y sustituciones de candidatas y candidatos se reflejen en la boleta electoral, inicia a partir del día…

Staff (2021-09-14). Guaidó's 'Asset' at Monómeros Resigns — Flight Risk. orinocotribune.com Amid alerts about her possible escape from Colombia, Carmen Elisa Hernández, the official appointed by former deputy Guaidó and his primary "asset" within the Monómeros company, has resigned. Monómeros was illegally appropriated by groups controlled by the former ultra-right-wing deputy, in complicity with the government of Iván Duque. | Carmen Elisa Hernández was recognized by Colombian authorities as president of the board of directors of the multimillionaire firm belonging to Venezuela's Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), which operates in the towns of Barranquilla and Buenaventura in Colombia. | According to…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-14). Bitcoin the Messiah: El Salvador Goes Crypto. dissidentvoice.org In a particular deli store in South Melbourne, a tongue-and-cheek message is attached to the cash register. "Bitcoin accepted there," it proclaims brightly. Naturally, it is nothing of the sort, a teasing ruse for the punters and those casting an eye in the direction of the store. Cold hard cash remains king, albeit one with …

Matt Sedlar (2021-09-14). Pourquoi les DTS appartiennent aux États, et non aux banques centrales. cepr.net Il serait dommage qu'après tous les efforts que la société civile et de nombreux dirigeants mettent dans cette allocation de DTS, les DTS restent inutilisés en période de pandémie en raison de faux obstacles technocratiques.

Eric Tymoigne (2021-09-14). Money and Banking (Part 3 — Monetary Base, Reserves, and Central Bank's Balance Sheet). realprogressives.org Now that we have an understanding of how the balance sheet of the Fed works, it is possible to go into the details of how the Fed operates in the economy in terms of monetary policy.

José Coss (2021-09-14). 9/11. Speaking of Barbarism: More Than Thirty Countries Bombed by U.S. (1950-2021). globalresearch.ca

jamanetwork (2021-09-14). Percentage Incorrect in 2 Places. jamanetwork.com In the Original Investigation titled "Association of Maternal SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnancy With Neonatal Outcomes," published in the May 25, 2021, issue of JAMA, an incorrect percentage appeared in the abstract and in the text. In the Results section of the abstract, the first sentence should have been "Of 88‚ÄØ159 infants (49.0% girls), 2323 (2.6%) were delivered by mothers who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2." In the Results section of the text, the second sentence should have been "Among 88‚ÄØ159 newborn infants included (49.0% girls), 2323 (2.6%) were delivered by 2286…

John Goss (2021-09-14). Human Medical Experiments without Informed Consent: EMA and Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Put on Notice for Crimes Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-14). COVID-19 claims over 115,000 lives across Iran. en.mehrnews.com The coronavirus has infected 22,329 people and claimed 408 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, according to the Iranian Health Ministry.

_____ (2021-09-14). Stop US-Directed Regime Change In Nicaragua; Stop The RENACER Act. popularresistance.org On Monday, September 13, solidarity activists protested outside the US Congress against the RENACER Act, which stands for the Orwellian title, "Reinforcing Nicaragua's Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform." The bill is part of the United States' effort to undermine the presidential election in Nicaragua this November to prevent President Ortega from being re-elected. | The RENACER Act would place more unilateral coercive economic measures (aka Sanctions) on Nicaragua, facilitate greater coordination of the US' economic war on Nicaragua with Canada and the European Union, create stricter oversight of finan…

_____ (2021-09-14). School Bus Drivers Protest Inadequate COVID-19 Protection And Low Pay. popularresistance.org On September 3, 54 school bus drivers in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System SCCSS) in Georgia began a rolling sickout and staged a protest at the school district offices over pay structure and lack of adequate protections from COVID-19. The sickouts forced the school board to scramble for drivers to transport students. | The school relies on about 218 drivers to ferry more than 18,700 students to and from school; the 54 drivers who are protesting represent about 22 percent of the district's drivers. A school district spokesperson reported that the district had been forced to call upon private coache…

Philip Giraldi (2021-09-14). Door Is Closing on an Iran Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca

Andrés Arauz (2021-09-14). Why SDRs Belong to States, Not Central Banks. counterpunch.org The IMF's Special Drawing Rights (SDR) allocation added $650 billion worth of potential dollar liquidity into the global financial system on August 23. But some of the world's most stricken economies are floundering when it comes to putting that liquidity to use, due to disagreements in some cases about who has ownership over the funds:

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-14). Almost 7 trillion dollars spent by US on defense since 2001 went to private companies. peoplesdispatch.org A study by the Costs of War project notes that the policy of involving private players in the defense sector has led to the undermining of attempts to seek diplomatic solutions. It has also led to the invention of new threats to keep the defense budget extraordinarily high…

Elizabeth Woodworth (2021-09-14). Video: COVID-19/11 — Elizabeth Woodworth. globalresearch.ca

Sam Carliner (2021-09-14). Never Forget Victims of the Drone Program. counterpunch.org As the mainstream press spent this past weekend once again ensuring that Americans never forget the fear and anger of 9/11 which prompted 20 years of war, 10 of the latest victims of 9/11 were being wiped from historical memory. Just two weeks before the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a US drone killed the Ahmadi

Staff (2021-09-14). Bachelet Calls for Lifting of 'Sectoral Sanctions' Against Venezuela — Venezuela Questions her Complaints (Communiqué). orinocotribune.com During the opening of the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council This Monday, September 13, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, presented a summary of the latest report on Venezuela. In her presentation, she asked all countries that have imposed "sectoral sanctions" against Venezuela to lift them, arguing that these measures have aggravated the humanitarian and economic situation of the population. | "The pre-existing humanitarian and economic situation was aggravated both by the COVID-19 pandemic and by sectoral sanctions, further limiting access to basic services," read Ba…

Gurkan UA. (2021-09-14). Poloxamer 188 vs Placebo for Painful Vaso-occlusive Episodes in Children and Adults With Sickle Cell Disease. jamanetwork.com To the Editor A recent issue of JAMA published the results of a phase 3 multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of poloxamer 188 in children and adults with SCD. Poloxamer 188 is a nonionic block polymer surfactant reported to improve microvascular blood flow and reduce hydrophobic cell-cell interactions, but it is believed not to affect specific receptor-ligand interactions that are critical in adhesive interactions of blood cells and the endothelium in SCD. Poloxamer 188 has been thought to therapeutically reduce whole blood viscosity and to improve blood flow in SCD.

Abbasi J. (2021-09-14). Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Variant Diagnostic in Development. jamanetwork.com Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently described a low-cost, user-friendly point-of-care (POC) device that detects SARS-CoV-2 and several variants of concern in an hour using saliva samples.

Cantor A, Dana T, Griffin JC, et al. (2021-09-14). USPSTF Review: Screening for Chlamydial and Gonococcal Infections. jamanetwork.com This systematic review to support the 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on screening for chlamydial and gonococcal infections summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for chlamydial and gonococcal infection in adults and adolescents, including those who are pregnant.

Robbins MS. (2021-09-14). A Review of the Diagnosis and Management of Headache—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply In response to my recent narrative review on the diagnosis and management of headache, Dr Langland reviews some of the medical literature on the use of aspirin in migraine prevention. However, the most recent treatment guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology considered such studies and determined that there were inadequate or conflicting data to support or refute the use of aspirin for migraine prevention.

Clara Wilson (2021-09-14). Who Pays for Eldercare in the US? Women and the Economy. counterpunch.org The disproportionate pressure unpaid care responsibilities place on women negatively impacts their ability to work paying jobs and has adverse financial consequences. Even though women provide unpaid care to a wide spectrum of individuals, policy conversations around facilitating the employment of women have often primarily centered around alleviating mother's child caregiving responsibilities. While policies aimed

, Davidson KW, Barry MJ, et al. (2021-09-14). USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. jamanetwork.com This 2021 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all sexually active women 24 years or younger and women 25 years or older at increased risk for infection be screened for chlamydia (B recommendation) and gonorrhea (B recommendation) and concludes that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in men (I statement).

Colin Todhunter (2021-09-14). Smashing The Heads of Farmers: A Global Struggle Against Tyranny. dissidentvoice.org According to Reuters, more than 500,000 farmers attended a rally in the city of Muzaffarnagar in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on 5 September. Hundreds of thousands more turned out for other rallies in the state. Rakesh Tikait, a prominent farmers' leader, said this would breathe fresh life into the Indian farmers' protest movement. …

Jin J. (2021-09-14). Patient Information: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the US Preventive Services Task Force's recent recommendations on screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in adolescents and adults.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-14). The US is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria into a Proxy for its Africa Wars. libya360.wordpress.com T.J. Coles US Army trainers drill Nigerian soldiers in Jaji between Jan. 15 and Feb. 22, 2018 Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria's military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China's influence on the continent. Last month, Nigeria's President…

Editor (2021-09-14). Towards common prosperity. mronline.org On Tuesday, August 24, a meeting of the Communist Party's Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs was held in Beijing to discuss "common prosperity", namely how to produce growth with equity.

Eoin Higgins (2021-09-14). Tulsi Gabbard Uses 9/11 Anniversary to Spread Islamophobic Message of Hate. counterpunch.org Tulsi Gabbard on Saturday used the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to promote an anti-Muslim message, the latest in a series of moves by the former congresswoman aimed at courting the right-wing.

Rochester CL, Spruit MA, Holland AE. (2021-09-14). Pulmonary Rehabilitation in 2021. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update provides an overview of pulmonary rehabilitation, including patient candidacy, the process and components, and expected outcomes.

Indigenous Action Media (2021-09-14). Indigenous Action: Boarding/Residential Schools, Historical Trauma & Radical Reconnection. itsgoingdown.org Indigenous action podcast takes on the brutal legacy of colonial schools, forced education, and assimilation. Content warning: Boarding/residential schools, sexual violence. Listen and Download HERE With thousands of remains of Indigenous children recently uncovered in mass graves at residential schools in "Canada," collective Indigenous rage has been sparked to address the brutal legacy of colonial…

Evans AG, Assi PE, Al Kassis S. (2021-09-14). A Review of the Diagnosis and Management of Headache. jamanetwork.com To the Editor After reading the recent review on headaches, we would like to discuss the unmentioned topic of surgical management of headaches. Over the past 2 decades, interest in surgical treatment of headaches has developed in response to the serendipitous discovery of migraine resolution following cosmetic forehead rejuvenation surgery by Guyuron et al in 2000. On each side of the head, extracranial locations of nerve pathology have been characterized and described as migraine trigger sites. These trigger sites correspond with a sensory nerve, including the greater occipital nerve, lesser occipital nerve, and…

David Swanson (2021-09-14). Talk World Radio: David Vine on U.S. Bases Everywhere. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio: U.S. military bases all over the world and what the heck are they doing there? Our guest David Vine is Professor of Anthropology at American University. His …

Sarah Lahm (2021-09-14). Midwest Dispatch: Guns and Cops in Minneapolis. progressive.org The city mourns another child lost to gun violence and proposes revamping its approach to policing.

New Atlas (2021-09-14). Western Media Covers Up US-backed Mob Violence in Thailand. newatlas.report September 14, 2021 (The New Atlas) — On September 12, 2021, US-backed mobs carrying out daily violence in the Din Daeng area of Bangkok, Thailand threw explosives at police, critically wounding one officer. Despite the extensive damage to the right side of this police officer's face in this extreme, inhumane act of violence, the Western …

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-14). Science Doesn't Support Third Shot, Say Officials Who Left FDA in Spat with Biden over Boosters. globalresearch.ca

Bob Lord (2021-09-14). How One Little-Known Loophole Fuels Toxic Dynastic Wealth. counterpunch.org On the surface, Americans appear to disagree about federal estate and gift taxes. Dig deeper, though, and you find that the crux of the disagreement is not whether to tax the intergenerational transmission of wealth, but when. We may disagree whether a small business owner and her husband who lived frugally and accumulated a five-million-dollar

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-14). 'The fight for healthcare affects us all': Nijmie Dzurinko. peoplesdispatch.org Nijmie Dzurinko of the Nonviolent Medicaid Army discusses the primary barriers to accessing healthcare in the US and why the issue is fundamental to uniting the working class in the country…

Umer Beigh (2021-09-14). Journalists and media organizations condemn crackdown on press in Kashmir. peoplesdispatch.org Local and international bodies have condemned the September 8 police raids in Srinagar targeting senior journalists Hilal Mir (44), Shah Abbas (50), Showkat Motta (52) and Azhar Qadri (34)…

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-09-14). Historical Analysis: The Sino-American Cold War and the Fate of Korea. globalresearch.ca

Marrazzo J, Dionne-Odom J. (2021-09-14). Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. jamanetwork.com The first large randomized clinical trial (RCT) to study the effect of screening asymptomatic women for Chlamydia trachomatis infection was conducted in the early 1990s in a managed care organization in the US Pacific Northwest. The investigators measured the incidence of symptomatic pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) diagnosed in clinic or hospital settings in 2607 women aged 18 to 34 years who were followed up for 1 year. To the surprise of many skeptics, the trial, despite a relatively small number of verified PID cases, demonstrated a significant reduction in PID among the women screened compared with usual ca…

Free West Media (2021-09-14). EMA: Almost a Third of COVID Vaccination Side Effects Are Severe. globalresearch.ca

Matt Sedlar (2021-09-14). Por qué los DEG pertenecen a los Estados, no a los Bancos Centrales. cepr.net Sería una lástima que, después de todos los esfuerzos que la sociedad civil y numerosos líderes pusieron en esta asignación de DEG, los DEG no se utilicen en medio de una pandemia debido a falsos obstáculos tecnocráticos.

Ashraf W. Nubani (2021-09-14). Sirhan Sirhan's recommended release should be upheld. electronicintifada.net RFK assassination was blowback for supporting Israel.

Staff (2021-09-14). Venezuelan Foreign Minister Meets New EU Chargé d'Affaires: Relations Must be Based on Respect. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, September 12, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Felix Plasencia, received the EU Chargé d'Affaires in Venezuela, Rafael Dochao, for a cordial bilateral meeting in Caracas. | "We appreciate the support for the dialogue between the Bolivarian Government and the opposition," Plasencia wrote on his Twitter account @PlasenciaFelix, referring to the "support" that the European bloc has shown for the negotiations and agreements between Venezuelans, taking place in Mexico City, hosted by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and mediated by the Kingd…

Fight Back (2021-09-14). UT Austin students rally to stop police crimes and racism. fightbacknews.org Austin, TX — On the evening of September 9, a small group of students rallied in front of the University of Texas at Austin's Littlefield Fountain to protest against police crimes and racism. Austin Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) called the rally as part of the national SDS day of action to stop police crimes. | Students demonstrated both against police crimes and also against the university's practices that uphold racism on campus, with an emphasis on the need to organize and demand change. | In their speech, SDS member Soaring Falcon said, "After thousands of students petitioned last year to stop…

Editor (2021-09-14). Salvadorans reject the adoption of Bitcoin as national currency. mronline.org Many fear that the volatility of the cryptocurrency will affect their income and purchasing power. They condemned that it is not suitable for small vendors and only benefits the big investors and transnational companies.

Eleanor J. Bader (2021-09-14). Meet Buffalo Mayoral Candidate India Walton. progressive.org After securing the Democratic nomination in June, she hopes to become the city's first socialist mayor in the upcoming November election.

Fight Back (2021-09-14). Denver students demand defunding and disarmament of ACPD. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – About 50 students and campus community members gathered at Tivoli Commons for the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) National Day of Action: "Cops Off Campus, Black Lives Matter!" Demands included the disarmament and defunding of Auraria Campus Police Department (ACPD) and more information regarding their participation in the Federal 1033 Program. Members of SDS and Freedom Road Socialist Organization gave speeches about strategies for community control of police and recounted stories of police violence, all while leading chants of "Down with mass incarceration, up, up with education!" and "Blac…

Kite Line (2021-09-14). Kite Line: The Attica Commune. itsgoingdown.org Long running abolitionist radio show, Kite Line, presents a special on the historical Attica Uprising. Listen and Download HERE Three years ago on Kite Line, we aired an episode about the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971. This week, September 9th to September 13th, will mark fifty years between us and the event. We share this…

Dr. Anton de Ruiter (2021-09-14). "Covid-19 Mandates and Restrictions": A Letter to Public Health Officers. globalresearch.ca

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-09-14). IAEA access to nuclear sites subject to sanctions lift law. en.mehrnews.com A spokesman for the Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that access of the International Atomic Energy Agency to the Iranian nuclear sites will be according to the law of lifting sanctions.

jamanetwork (2021-09-14). The Fad for Pseudoscience. jamanetwork.com GeorgeÔªø deÔªø Tarnowsky, M.D., Chicago…

Kuehn BM. (2021-09-14). Severe Tuberculosis Surged After Shelter-in-Place Lifted. jamanetwork.com Tuberculosis (TB) diagnoses in San Francisco dropped by more than half during the initial months of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, which may have delayed care and contributed to increased hospitalizations and deaths compared with prepandemic rates, according to a report in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

_____ (2021-09-14). Report: State Of Insecurity — The Cost Of Militarization Since 9/11. popularresistance.org Twenty years after 9/11, the war on terror has remade the U.S. into a far more militarized actor, both around the world and at home. The human costs of this evolution are many — including mass incarceration, widespread surveillance, the violent repression of immigrant communities, and hundreds of thousands of lives lost to war and violence. | But of course, this militarization also has financial costs too. Over 20 years, the U.S. has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization, surveillance, and repression — all in the name of security. These investments have shown us that the U.S. has the capacity…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-14). All charges dropped against activists who fought for justice for Elijah McClain. peoplesdispatch.org The 12 remaining charges against Joel Northam, Lillian House and Terrence Roberts were dropped close to a year after their arrest. The decision comes weeks after the indictment of three police officers and two paramedics for the murder of Elijah McClain…

Ralph Nader (2021-09-14). Congress — Collectively Less Than An Inkblot. counterpunch.org Bruce Fein, constitutional law specialist who has testified before Congress approximately 200 times, calls Congress "an inkblot." Let's see if he is exaggerating. 1. Congress has abdicated its duties and constitutional authorities to the president regardless of party affiliation. Presidents start wars, spend unauthorized money recklessly, defy congressional subpoenas, snoop unlawfully on their citizens, and

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-14). Do They Want Tomás Guanipa as Caracas Mayor? — Persecuted Parliamentarian or a Farce? orinocotribune.com After it was revealed that the opposition politician Tomás Guanipa will run as mayor of Caracas in the upcoming regional elections scheduled for November 21, a flurry of critical comments were unleashed regarding the nomination, some originating from right-wing elements. | Comments on social media platforms mostly questioned Guanipa's apparent "metamorphosis," as until recently he had presented himself as a parliamentarian persecuted by the government and as former deputy Guaidó's so-called ambassador to Iván Duque (Colombia). He recently resigned from that "position" and joined the Mexico Talks. | Similarly, cri…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-14). Progressives in Spain protest Colombian president Ivan Duque's visit to Madrid. peoplesdispatch.org Under Ivan Duque's right-wing government, paramilitary violence and the humanitarian crisis escalated in Colombia, marked by the systematic murders of political activists, trade unionists, environmentalists, peasants, and Indigenous and Black people…

, Bluett B, Togasaki DM, et al. (2021-09-14). Effect of Urate-Elevating Inosine on Early Parkinson Disease Progression. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial assesses whether sustained urate-elevating treatment with the urate precursor inosine, compared with placebo, slows rate of clinical disease progression among patients with early Parkinson disease.

_____ (2021-09-14). Corporations Tried To Blame You For The Plastic Crisis. popularresistance.org If you've ever tossed a plastic water bottle in a trash can and felt a wave of guilt wash over you, well, judging by its marketing campaigns, that's exactly how the packaging industry planned it. | Consider this recent public service announcement, where two uncanny squirrel puppets sit in a tree, watching passerby on the sidewalk and cheering when they put plastic bottles in the recycling bin. A man nearly throws a bottle in the trash (gasp!), but at the last moment, puts it away in his bag to "recycle later." "Way to go, Mr. Brown Shoes!" one squirrel says. Then a message pops up on the screen: "Recycle your bot…

Finian Cunningham (2021-09-14). 9/11 Collapsed Towers… And Empire. dissidentvoice.org AFP 2021 / Seth McAllister The United States' 245-year history as a political entity has been one long trail of wars and more wars. It is estimated that nearly 95 percent of that historical span has seen the nation involved in either all-out wars, proxy conflicts, or other military subterfuges. But since the 9/11 terror …

Mary Holland (2021-09-14). Children's Health Defense Responds to Biden's 'Declaration of War Against Unvaccinated'. globalresearch.ca

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-09-14). AOC's Stupid Dress and a Discussion on Opportunism. anchor.fm In this episode I use the stupid fucking dress that AOC wore to the gala the other night as an example as to how the ruling class elites use popular sentiment and slogan nearing to try to convince the masses that they actually intend on changing things. But in fact we as communists know that as contradictions rise and consciousness begins to heighten the re-formation and re-organization of the ruling class is necessary, and this is precisely what is happening in front of our eyes. They are not changing, they are restructuring. As Joe Biden said, " nothing will fundamentally change." And this is also the case when…

Thom Hartmann (2021-09-14). The "Advantage" War Against Medicare. counterpunch.org Medicare Advantage is a massive, trillion-dollar rip-off, of the federal government and of taxpayers, and of many of the people buying the so-called Advantage plans. It's also one of the most effective ways that insurance companies could try to kill Medicare For All, since about a third of all people who think they're on Medicare

Casella JF, Kronsberg SS, Gorney RT. (2021-09-14). Poloxamer 188 vs Placebo for Painful Vaso-occlusive Episodes in Children and Adults With Sickle Cell Disease—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply The EPIC study investigators were aware of the prior cardiac studies cited by Drs Kenter and Cohen suggesting nephrotoxicity due to poloxamer 188. It is important to note that these early studies used commercial-grade poloxamer 188. Subsequent studies showed that removal of impurities from this preparation reduced nephrotoxicity in a rat model and that the isolated impurities caused nephrotoxity. A phase 1 study of the resulting purified poloxamer 188 for acute chest syndrome in 43 participants with SCD focused on safety and included studies of urinary N-acetylglucosaminidase, retinol-binding protein, cr…

Yves Engler (2021-09-14). Canadian imperialism in Africa. dissidentvoice.org Canadian imperialism in Africa has had a rare social media moment. On Twitter K. Diallo recently posted a map of the continent with the sum of Canadian mining investment in each African country under the words "75% of mining companies globally are now Canadian. Canada is a great source of corporate neocolonialism expansion." The tweet …

Lee Siu Hin (2021-09-14). 9/11 Lee Siu Hin: Journey to China 2021: My China Activism Factfinding Solidarity Trip. indybay.org Greetings from the Southern Chinese city of Foshan! | I just flew back to China from LA on September 5th arriving in the Southern Chinese coastal city of Guangzhou where I immediately transferred to the nearby city of Foshan to begin our 14-days of quarantine life.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Sharing Mayo Clinic: "Divine design" gives multiple myeloma patient transplant, care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ann Arneson describes her journey to Mayo Clinic as "divine design." Ann — a retired teacher, a leader in her church and ministry, mother, grandmother, and line dance enthusiast — is Mayo Clinic's first bone marrow transplant patient to recover at home thanks to the new advanced care at home program. "I know that people and circumstances are not by chance, but for a purpose — part of a bigger plan," says Ann. A brush…

Urner M, Calfee CS, Fan E. (2021-09-14). Titrating Oxygen Therapy in Critically Ill Patients. jamanetwork.com The development of oxygen therapy is one of the major advances of modern medicine. Oxygen therapy laid the groundwork for intensive care medicine as a specialty and has saved millions of lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of patients survived due to provision of supplemental oxygen, with or without mechanical ventilation. In some regions of the world, where oxygen supply is limited, however, there were many preventable deaths from acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-14). US Congress Exempts Itself from Experimental Gene Therapy "Vaccine" libya360.wordpress.com Niko House: The Biden administration has enforced its COVID vaccine mandate on companies as it blames the unvaccinated for rising cases of infected. Yet at the same time, the US Congress and judicial branch have been exempt from the rule.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Witness In Benjamin Netanyahu Trial Dies In Private Plane Crash. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 13th, two Israeli citizens were killed when a light aircraft crashed into the sea close to the Greek island of Samos, Greek authorities said. | And incidents such as these take place, of course. | However, in this case the names of the deceased are: Esti and Haim Garon. | Haim Garon served as the deputy director of the Communications Ministry and was a prosecution witness in Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trial. | The small private aircraft, that was flying from I…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Consumer Health: Childhood cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about three of the most common types of cancers in children: acute lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma and pediatric brain tumors. Acute lymphocytic leukemia Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It's the most common type of cancer in children, and treatments result in a good chance for a cure. Acute lymphocytic leukemia also can occur in adults, though…

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-09-14). Notices of Liability for Vaccine Harm and Death Sent to the EMA and All Members of the European Parliament. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Consumer Health: Are you at risk for prostate cancer? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which make this a good time to learn more about the risk factors for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer will affect 1 in 8 men, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the U.S. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Many prostate cancers grow slowly and…

Michael Goldstein (2021-09-14). Friday 9/17: Author Reading, Book Launch Party. indybay.org Outdoors at a private residence near Mills College in Oakland. Address on registration page.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One in every 266 children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer by age 20, according to the American Cancer Society. Sarcoma — the term for a group of cancers that begin in the bones and in the soft or connective tissues — is one of the more common types of childhood cancer. Fortunately, recent treatment advances have increased survival rates. Of children diagnosed with cancer, 84% now survive five years or more. One of the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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…

William Hawes (2021-09-14). Medical Authoritarianism and the Burgeoning Biosecurity State: Boycott Vaccine Mandates and COVID Passports. globalresearch.ca

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-09-14). Acción colonial contra el oro venezolano. globalizacion.ca A lo largo de 20 años Venezuela ha sufrido constantes acciones de desestabilización, agresiones armadas, intentos de magnicidios y fuertes bloqueos económicos, financieros y comerciales lanzados por diferentes administraciones estadounidenses con el fin de destruir a la Revolución Bolivariana. | Como…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Virtual ceremony will celebrate more than 120 graduates of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two keynote speakers, including Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will highlight the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11. Dr. Anthony Fauci The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences traditionally has had its commencement in tandem with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This year's ceremony will be different, and not just because of the continued impact of…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-14). Conservatives concede defeat as center, left forces advance in Norwegian parliamentary elections. peoplesdispatch.org The ruling conservative coalition in Norway led by Erna Solberg lost the parliamentary elections and coalition of the social democratic Labour Party, Centre Party, and the left-wing Socialist Left party is likely to form the new government…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-14). Tamil political detainees in Sri Lanka abused and tortured in custody, says report. peoplesdispatch.org As many as 15 Tamil political prisoners have testified to torture and sexual abuse by the Sri Lankan security forces. The revelations were part of a report released by the International Trust and Justice Project…

Santa Cruz City Council Meeting (2021-09-14). Tuesday 9/14: 831 Water Street City Council Public Oversight Meeting. indybay.org The public oversight meeting for the 831 Water Street project is #25 on the city council meeting agenda, and will be heard in the afternoon, sometime after 12 PM. | * Click on Zoom link (no time delay): zoom.us/j/94684401344 | *Online at http: //www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-council/council-meetings…

Staff (2021-09-14). Twitter dodges election-meddling complaint over suppressing 'unsubstantiated' Hunter Biden laptop story. rt.com The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has reportedly rejected a Republican complaint claiming Twitter gave Democrats an in-kind contribution by blocking a New York Post story about Joe Biden's son Hunter ahead of the 2020 vote. | The New York Times, which broke the news of the FEC decision on Monday, editorialized by describing the story as "unsubstantiated." The commission has yet to officially publish the ruling or any explanations. | NEWS: The FEC has dismissed claims that Twitter acted illegally when it blocked users from posting an unsubstantiated Hunter Biden article. | Decision not public yet but sets a…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-09-14). La Legge che dà al presidente Usa licenza di uccidere. globalresearch.ca Il 18 settembre 2001, una settimana dopo l'11 Settembre, il Congresso degli Stati Uniti approvava con unanime voto bipartisan la Legge Pubblica 107-40 che stabiliva: ´Il Presidente è autorizzato a usare tutta la forza necessaria e appropriata contro quelle nazioni, …

George Wuerthner (2021-09-14). Inside a Timber Sale Scam. counterpunch.org I recently visited the North Bridger Timber sale (euphemistically called the North Bridger Forest Health Project) on the Custer Gallatin NF outside of Bozeman, Montana. Like so many timber sales today, the proposal was justified based on "improving" forest "health" and reducing the chance of "wildfire." Amazingly the Forest Service claims that if they don't

sputniknews (2021-09-14). Biden's Feed From Idaho Cut Off by White House and We'll Never Know What He Had to Say. sputniknews.com White House staffers earlier told Politico that they prefer muting President Joe Biden during his public speeches over anxieties that he may divert from the pre-planned course too much.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-14). China And U.S. Are On the Brink of War. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse, exclusively for SouthFront. | Right now, the neocons that Biden has surrounded himself with are threatening to accuse him of having 'lost Taiwan' if Biden backs down from his many threats to China, threats that the U.S. Government will reverse America's "One China" policy, which has been in place ever since the 28 February 1972

Anonymous765 (2021-09-14). Czechia To Beef Up Its Ground Forces With IFVs, And Know-How For Future Development. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdvz…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Science Saturday: Uterine microbe found to have disease-causing behavior in endometrial cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A tiny microbe thriving in the uterine microbiome — a population of bacteria, viruses, yeasts/fungi in and around the uterus— could be a contributing driver of endometrial cancer, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. "We have found that a microbe that is particularly associated with endometrial cancer is capable of pathogenic behavior, and is stimulated by one of the main risk factors for the disease — estrogen exposure," explains Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., a researcher within the Mayo…

Renfrey Clarke (2021-09-14). Lyrics: Two-by-Four and Fibro. greenleft.org.au Renfrey Clarke expresses the plight of the working class first-home buyer.

Abbasi J. (2021-09-14). SARS-CoV-2 Variant Antibodies Wane 6 Months After Vaccination. jamanetwork.com In a recent study, binding and functional antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 variants persisted for at least 6 months for most adults who received both doses of Moderna's mRNA vaccine. However, the antibodies waned over that period and some serum samples collected at 6 months no longer neutralized the variants, the researchers reported in Science.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: What you can eat to help avoid getting kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's estimated that 1 in 10 people will get a kidney stone in his or her lifetime. Kidney stones are not only painful, but also they can lead to serious complications that may require hospitalization and even surgery. The good news is kidney stones are preventable, and prevention can be as simple as eating the right foods. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Ivan Porter II, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, explains how to take a dietary…

Kuehn BM. (2021-09-14). Adolescent Myocarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination Rare. jamanetwork.com Postmarketing safety monitoring data suggest that nonserious local and systemic reactions are common among adolescents who receive a SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine, while reports of severe adverse events like myocarditis are rare.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). A regenerative refresh to cosmetic procedures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic has launched a regenerative cosmetic service for patients aimed at resetting the body's clock to a time of more youthful function and appearance. The Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona pairs general and facial plastic surgery with dermatologists, gynecologists, vascular surgery, urologists and aestheticists to deliver services grounded in scientific evidence and the latest regenerative technologies. "The emotional and psychosocial benefits of cosmetic surgery are well-researched and clearly documented. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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…

Jason Ditz (2021-09-14). Israeli Warplanes Destroy Poultry Farms in Gaza Strip. news.antiwar.com Overnight, Israeli warplanes were reported to have attacked the Gaza Strip, intending to hit military targets belonging to Hamas. The reports out of the strip suggest no real damage or casualties on the military targets. | That doesn't mean Israel did nothing, however, as videos and

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-09-14). Murderous Medical Tyranny Rules America. "How to Inflate Covid Deaths so as to Scare People" globalresearch.ca

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-09-14). Hot Mic Catches Israeli Health Minister Admitting "No Medical Justification", Vaccine Passports Are About Coercion. globalresearch.ca

Georg Rammer (2021-09-14). Because man is a human being. indybay.org The basis for resistance is sensitization: perceiving that society is deprived and disenfranchised by privatization, for example, that people are violated in their dignity by manipulation.

Staff (2021-09-14). Fairy Creek: Indigenous-Led Blockade of Old-Growth Logging Is Now Canada's Largest Civil Disobedience. democracynow.org Tension is rising between Canadian police and activists who have been staging a months-long anti-logging resistance in Vancouver Island's ancient forests. The protest has been underway for two years, led by environmental and First Nations activists, and is considered to be Canada's largest act of civil disobedience ever. Canadian authorities have arrested nearly 1,000 people at Fairy Creek in British Columbia, and the protests show no sign of slowing down. "We have a long history of asserting ourselves as coastal people, where our inherent right is not only based in our relationship to our communities but is base…

Made Fresh Crew (2021-09-14). Thursday 9/16: Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans Panel Discussion & Film Screening. indybay.org Tannery Arts Center Courtyard, 1010 River St, Santa Cruz CA…

Daniel Campione (2021-09-14). Argentina — El Frente de Todos y las primeras reflexiones sobre un fracaso. globalizacion.ca Una fuerte derrota del Frente de Todos ha expresado la falta de respuesta para las acuciantes necesidades populares. La oposición de derecha y el poder económico y mediático ya inician sus presiones para que la respuesta gubernamental frente al contraste…

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-09-14). Estudio revela aumento de popularidad de Pedro Castillo en Perú. telesurtv.net El sondeo develó que Castillo goza de mayor popularidad en el interior del país que en Lima (capital).

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-14). Chile, September 11, 1973: The Inauguration of Neoliberalism,"Shock Treatment" and the Instruments of Economic Repression: The Junta's Deadly "Economic Medicine" globalresearch.ca The Junta ordered a hike in the price of bread from 11 to 40 escudos. While food prices had skyrocketed, wages had been frozen. From one day to the next, an entire country had been precipitated into abysmal poverty; in less than a year the price of bread in Chile increased thirty-six fold.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-14). Turkey Seeks Rapprochement With Armenia, UAE And Other Traditional Foes. southfront.org Illustrative ImageErdogan seems to be replacing open confrontation with a softer approach, but the neo-Ottomanism revival agenda remains. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | Over the past month officials from both Ankara (Turkey) and Yerevan (Armenia) exchanged statements which signal a possible rapprochement between these two historical foes. But this is not all: Ankara in fact has been reaching out to quite a few different actors. | Turkish President Recep Tay…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-09-14). Thursday 10/21: Rev. Al Sharpton: Rise Up: Confronting a Country at a Crossroads. indybay.org Online webinar…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: What's frozen shoulder? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity including sleep difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/OU6-i4dKPKs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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…

Peter Koenig (2021-09-14). La tiranía digital y los Rockefeller-Gates "Pasaporte certificado Vaxx" de la OMS: hacia un escenario de la Tercera Guerra Mundial. globalizacion.ca Este artículo es una continuación en el marco del webinar de Global Research por su XX Aniversario (Septiembre 09, 2021), se centra en la Agenda ID2020 y sus implicaciones está desplegando delante de nuestros ojos. | Sin embargo, para la mayoría…

Norman Solomon (2021-09-14). As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote. indybay.org "The Blob" of militarism keeps on oozing…

Marco I. Dávila C. (2021-09-14). Migrantes: Del 11 de septiembre al COVID-19. globalizacion.ca En lo que fue la tragedia del 11 de septiembre de 2001 (11-S) los trabajadores inmigrantes estuvieron ahí presentes. 20 años después, en medio de la pandemia del Covid-19, también han estado ahí, haciendo lo que mejor saben hacer que…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Onco-regeneration — Restoring function after a soft tissue cancer diagnosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that has typically been treated using limb salvage surgery combined with radiation therapy. While limb salvage surgery helps patients avoid amputation, patients are often left with substantial functional limitations. Now advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body's ability to regenerate muscle strength after surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic oncologists are teaming up with plastic surgeons in a procedure…

Janine Jackson (2021-09-14). Where are the threads dropped with the criminal investigation of the Sackler family?'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Rick Claypool on OxyContin immunity.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). Consumer Health: Sickle cell disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about two of the most common types of sickle cell disease: sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. Sickle cell anemia Sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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 (2021-09-14). Military Situation In Yemen On September 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 19 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On September 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Maheliyah district | On September 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf district | On September 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes near the Taiz Airport | On September 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Kitaf a…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-09-14). Thursday 10/28: Nikki Giovanni: Make Me Rain. indybay.org Online webinar…

Rosilene Corrêa (2021-09-14). Bolsonaro nunca estuvo con el pueblo. globalizacion.ca Cualquier persona que prefiera un fusil a unas habas es posible que nunca haya visto el hambre de cerca. Quién hace discursos machistas, obviamente, nunca estuvo entre la vida y la muerte después de recibir violentos golpes provocados exclusivamente por…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-14). 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…

Global Research News (2021-09-14). Selected Articles: 220,000 Military Service Members Say 'No' to Biden's Forced COVID Injections. globalresearch.ca By The Biden adm…

Luo H, Lu J, Bai Y, et al. (2021-09-14). Effect of Camrelizumab With Chemotherapy on Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. jamanetwork.com This clinical trial compares overall and progression-free survival of patients with advanced or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma randomized to camrelizumab plus chemotherapy or to placebo plus chemotherapy.

Anonymous765 (2021-09-14). IDF Bombs Buildings In Response To Anxiety Attacks. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 884Bz8UH63aYsjVdkfWfScRYWZGGNbjFL7pztqvWNSrtYT4reFSwyvkCj9KEGUtheHhhMUj8…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-14). West Outraged By North Korea Testing Cruise Missile With Potential Nuclear Capabilities. southfront.org Illustrative ImageNorth Korea's cruise missile test was within the bounds of international law. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea successfully test-fired a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend. The trial included ground-based rocket engine thrust testing, flight testing, control testing, navigation and more. All tests were reportedly successful and the missile was able to hit its target at a distance of 1,500 kilometers.

teleSUR, lvm, JL (2021-09-14). Asesinan a juez de Tribunal de Justicia en Oaxaca, México. telesurtv.net Enrique Pacheco Martínez fue director de la Policía Ministerial del Estado de Oaxaca en 2004.

John W. Whitehead (2021-09-14). Constitution Day 2021: It's Time to Make America Free Again. globalresearch.ca

WSWS repost (2021-09-14). September 11, the "war on terror" and the criminalization of American politics. indybay.org The White House and media have rolled out the red carpet for the war criminals of the Bush administration, showing that the criminality of the "war on terror" has permanently entered the bloodstream of American politics.

Abbasi J. (2021-09-14). Potential New Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitor Partner for Lung Cancer. jamanetwork.com There could be a new way to boost the response to immune-checkpoint inhibitors for patients with metastatic non—small cell lung cancer.

Carlos de Urabá (2021-09-14). Los talibanes infligen apocalíptica derrota al imperio USA y la OTAN. globalizacion.ca Desde los ataques del 11 de septiembre del 2001, las cruzadas han sido extraídas de las páginas de los libros de historia y puestas en las primeras páginas de los medios de comunicación de todo el mundo, especialmente en EEUU….

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-14). #MeToo: More women report feeling unsafe on public transport since movement. imperial.ac.uk Women are 2.5% more likely to report feeling unsafe on public transport since #MeToo highlighted women's experiences of harassment.

Martha Hubert & Carolyn Jaramillo (2021-09-14). Sunday 9/19: Vigil for Peace in Pacifica. indybay.org The Pier in Pacifica near the Chit Chat Cafe | 2100 Beach Blvd, Pacifica…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-14). Choose Your Way To Support SouthFront. southfront.org SOUTHFRONT IS A CROWDFUNDED ENDEAVOUR: | Dear friends! | SouthFront existence depends on you. The SF Team continues its work only thanks to your donations. You can choose one of the following ways to support the independent voice: | In order to support the activities of SouthFront through PayPal, Western union or other traditional means, please write to , | If you want to support our work through cryptocurrencies, please use these addresses: | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc…

David Giesen (2021-09-14). Saturday 9/18: Rent Control: the walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-14). Imperial celebrates academic promotions. imperial.ac.uk Annual promotion round sees over 135 academics from the Business School and the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences promoted.

Jesse Hagopian (2021-09-13). Young People Take Center Court in 'The Kaepernick Effect'. progressive.org Dave Zirin's extraordinary new book is devoted to telling how a star athlete "taking a knee" inspired young athletes across the country to join a historic social movement.

Matt Whittaker (2021-09-13). Wall Street Money Takes on Big Oil. progressive.org Institutional investors are increasingly on the side of climate activists, but not totally for the sake of the planet.

Staff (2021-09-13). ÔªøThis is why climate science deniers also spread COVID-19 disinformation. therealnews.com For decades, billionaires and corporations have created organizations and disinformation networks explicitly designed to wage war on the science that links carbon emissions to climate disruption. Now those same networks are being used to spread doubt and disinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, and the consequences are proving deadly. | To examine the roots of these overlapping disinformation efforts, TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks with Sharon Kelly, an attorney and freelance writer based in Philadelphia whose reporting has been featured in outlets like The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, National W…

Muhammed Shabeer (2021-09-13). 'We oppose welfare cuts, austerity, and a warmongering foreign policy'. peoplesdispatch.org Scandinavian countries are often hailed as model nations that ensure better living standards with their policies for social welfare and relatively lesser political violence. The countries are also often regarded as 'neutral' and not active in promoting imperialist policies in the global south. The reality is quite different. The region is currently undergoing a challenging period, with countries of the region dealing with austerity, the climate emergency and rise of hyper-nationalism. | In light of the recent developments in Afghanistan, as well as 20 years since the beginning of the 'Global War on Terror', movem…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-09-13). 9/11 was Bad, but it Wasn't QAnoners Wandering Around the Capitol for a few Hours Bad. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Sep 11, 2021 | Okay, okay, let's all cool our jets here for a minute. I know we're all worked up about the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and that's all well and good. But let's not let our emotions cloud our vision and let today's commemorations cause us to forget the real horror we must all remain focused on: the Capitol riot this past January. | It is true that losing nearly 3,000 American lives to weaponized passenger jets was pretty bad, but I think we can all agree that this pales in comparison to the earth-shattering terror we all experienced when watching footage of…

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-09-13). Notes on Carbon Dioxide in Global Warming, Acidified Oceans, and Weathered Rocks. counterpunch.org Like CO2 (carbon dioxide), H2O (water vapor) is a strongly heteropolar molecule — having one end with a positive electrical charge, and another end with a negative electrical charge — and absorbs outgoing Infrared Radiation (IR) from Earth's surface, thus capturing heat in the atmosphere. Homopolar molecules like N2 (nitrogen) and O2 (oxygen) are transparent

_____ (2021-09-13). The United States' Recent Failures Should Serve As A Warning To Its Allies. popularresistance.org On May 26, 2021, President Joe Biden ordered US intelligence agencies to produce "analysis of the origins of COVID-19" within 90 days. This move followed weeks of speculation surrounding the claim that the virus had escaped from a Chinese laboratory, usually identified as the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Having rightly rejected this claim for more than a year as a Trumpian conspiracy theory, centrist and liberal commentators in the West have breathed new life into the "lab leak" hypothesis, taking cues from allegations and claims made by US state leaders and corporate media. Meanwhile, Facebook and other social m…

Staff (2021-09-13). Management bullied Ohio Kroger worker to suicide, lawsuit says. therealnews.com (Content Warning: bullying, harassment, suicide.) | Evan Seyfried was a loving son, brother, and friend, and a dedicated worker. For 19 years, with a virtually spotless record, Evan worked at a local Kroger grocery store in Milford, Ohio, where he eventually became the dairy department manager. From October 2020 to March 2021, however, Evan suffered a torturous litany of bullying, harassment, and sabotage, according to a lawsuit filed by the Seyfried family. As the lawsuit alleges, it was this treatment, which was the result of a "conspiracy" involving numerous actors, including management-level supervisors…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-13). Nurses in Berlin go on strike for better working conditions and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at a strike by health workers in Berlin, reports of torture against Palestinian prisoner and Gilboa escapee Zakaria Zubeidi, and more…

Staff (2021-09-13). New York hospital to STOP delivering babies due to staff shortage after resignations over Covid-19 vaccine mandate. rt.com Lewis County General Hospital in New York has said it will temporarily close its maternity ward after several nurses resigned in the weeks after the Covid-19 vaccine mandate was introduced. | The hospital will stop delivering babies starting September 25, two days before the deadline for all New York state healthcare workers to get a first vaccine dose, Lewis County Health System CEO Gerald Cayer told a "We are unable to safely staff the service after September 24. The number of resignations receiv…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-13). North Korea Successfully Tested "Strategic" Long-Range Cruise Missiles. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | North Korea has successfully tested a new long-range "strategic" cruise missile, state outlet KCNA reported. | It is noted that the tests took place on September 11th and 12th, they were observed by high-ranking members of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea."The development of a long-range cruise missile, a strategic weapon of great importance for the fulfillment of the key task of the five-year plan for the development of def…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-13). In Netherlands, students protesting housing crisis occupy Groningen University building. peoplesdispatch.org On September 9, Thursday, Dutch progressive youth and student groups occupied the academy building of the University of Groningen to protest the acute housing crisis faced by students in the city. Several groups, including the Democratic Academy Groningen (DAG), Groninger Studentenbond, Communist Youth Movement (CJB), Groningen Feminist Network, ROOD Groningen, and International Socialists Groningen, among others, organized the campaign called Shelter Our Students (SOS), demanding that the municipality and the university immediately provide free emergency housing for all homeless students in the city. More than 1…

_____ (2021-09-13). The ZAD: Between Utopian Radicalism And Negotiated Pragmatism. popularresistance.org The global coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp relief the many failures of contemporary capitalist states around the globe. These include the failure to ensure social and economic justice and to provide basic protections for the most vulnerable individuals and communities, from refugees to the houseless. Consequently, it has also made clear the need for social movements to not only resist the violence of the state and its facilitation of global capitalism, but to simultaneously and actively build a prefigurative politics toward an alternative society. Carving out autonomous spaces for mutual aid and radic…

Bill Blum (2021-09-13). Unequal Justice: The Case of Texas v. Reproductive Rights. progressive.org Attorney General Merrick Garland's pushback on Texas abortion ban is a welcome sign.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-13). Haitiian Political Forces Reach Agreement on Transitional Government. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Ariel Henry, the interim president of Haiti, and the country's main political forces signed an agreement to form a transitional government until the elections next year. Photo: Ariel Henry/Twitter Ariel Henry, who became the interim president of Haiti after the assassination of de-facto president Jovenel MoàØse, signed an agreement with 20 main political…

Editor (2021-09-13). How the U.S. came to dominate Haiti: seizing the gold. mronline.org The Banque Nationale d'Haiti (BNH) was housed in a whitewashed, two-story colonial building at the corner of rues Ferou and Américaine in the downtown business district of Port-au-Prince.v…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-13). Russia And Belarus Exercise New Helicopter "Carousel", Night-Time Airborne Assault. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | During the Zapad-2021 (West-2021) military drill, the Russian Armed Forces demonstrated to their colleagues from Belarus a new helicopter "carousel" tactic, Deputy Defense Minister Yunus-Bek Yevkurov said. | According to him, at the request of the minister, new combat elements, developed as a result of experience gained in local conflicts were presented in the exercises."For us, this is the Syrian campaign, although irregular armed forces operated against us in it, but at the same time hig…

sputniknews (2021-09-13). US Reportedly Deploys 45-Vehicle Convoy in Syria to Reinforce Illegal Bases in War-torn Nation. sputniknews.com Washington and its local allies regularly shuttle vehicles and equipment into and out of the portion of Syria that remains outside the control of the Damascus government, delivering supplies and military gear into the country, while plundering the nation's oil and food resources.

sputniknews (2021-09-13). Reconciliation Center Says Terrorists Shelled Syria's Idlib De-escalation Zone 27 Times. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing that the Jabhat al-Nusra* terrorist group had shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 27 times over the past 24 hours.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-13). After Dara'a Al-Balad, Syrian Arab Army Enters al-Yadudah Town After 10 Years. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | After the reconciliation agreement was reached in Syria's On September 13th, the Syrian Arab Army entered the town of al-Yadudah in the southern province of Dara'a a…

Anonymous765 (2021-09-13). Is A Cataclysm Coming To Northern Syria With The SAA's New Ground Operation? southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 884Bz8UH63aYsjVdkfWfScRYWZGGNbjFL7pztqvWNSrtYT4reFSwyvkCj9KEGUtheHhhMUj87…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-13). Military Situation In Syria On September 13, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 13, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in Barah and Deir Sunbol | On September 13, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ankawi and Kharbat al-Naqus | On September 12, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Tal Tamar | On September 12, the US sent new batch of military reinforcements that included military vehicles, vehicles, fuel tanks and logistical materials to Qamishli area…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-13). Russian Warplanes Strike Syrian Idlib Militants Closer & Closer To Turkish Military Posts (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 13, the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) launched a series of air strikes on the militants' infrastructure in south of Syria's Idlib governorate. | This time, the air strikes of Russian warplanes targeted facilities in the vicinity of the town of al-Bara that is located in the al-Zawiya Mountain area. | One the Turkish monitoring post is located there. One of the Russian bombs reportedly fell near the Turkish checkpoint. No casualties were reported. | This is not for the first time th…

Staff (2021-09-13). Headlines for September 13, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks, FBI Releases First Declassified Document on Saudi Links to 9/11 Hijackers, George W. Bush Compares "Violent Extremists at Home" to 9/11 Attackers , Capitol Police Want to Reinstall Fencing Ahead of Far-Right "Justice for J6" Rally , Taliban Government Orders Segregated Schools and Dress Codes for Women, No Evidence of Bomb in Vehicle Hit by U.S. Drone Strike That Killed 10 Afghan Civilians, Appeals Court Sides with Florida Gov. DeSantis, Reinstates Ban on Mask Mandates, Lebanon Announces New Government Headed by Former Prime Minister, Wildfires Rage in Spain and Califo…

_____ (2021-09-13). Palestinian Prisoners Give IPS Until Friday To End Punitive Measures. popularresistance.org The Palestinian Captive Movement has given the Israeli prison service (IPS) until next Friday to renounce its repressive measures against the prisoners in its jails, warning that they would take mass protest steps if its violations persisted. | This came during a pro-prisoner sit-in organized on Monday by Palestinian factions outside the Red Cross headquarters in Gaza City, with the participation of ex-detainees and human rights groups. | Addressing the attendees, senior official of the Democratic Front Ibrahim Mansour said that "the Palestinian prisoners are being exposed to mass punitive measures that violate a…

Staff (2021-09-13). 18 September, Toulouse: Palestine Stand: Boycott Puma, Boycott Israel. samidoun.net Saturday September 18, 2021 From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Metro Capitole — Toulouse, France Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/194889916045090 On Saturday September 18th from 11am to 1pm, the Collectif Palestine Vaincra organizing a Palestine Stand at the exit of the Capitole metro in Toulouse. On September 18, the #BoycottPuma campaign calls for an international day of action. Sports equipment […] | The article

Ramzy Baroud (2021-09-13). Hashtag 'Untie_Our_Hands': How Many More Palestinians Must Die for Israel's 'Security'? counterpunch.org A large Israeli army campaign is taking social media by storm. The unstated aim of what is known as the "#Untie_Our_Hands" initiative is the desire to kill, with no accountability, more Palestinian protesters at the Gaza fence. The campaign was motivated by the killing of an Israeli sniper, Barel Hadaria Shmueli, who was reportedly shot from the Palestinian side of the fence on August 21.

Jonathan Cook (2021-09-13). Israel has every reason to fear this bold Palestinian prison break. dissidentvoice.org It would be impossible for Palestinians not to revel in six prisoners carrying out a daring escape from one of Israel's most secure and modern jails. Israel may be working overtime to demonise the six men as "terrorists", but for Palestinians, they are among its finest and bravest foot soldiers. They are prisoners of war, …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-13). Recaptured Palestinian prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi admitted to hospital. peoplesdispatch.org Zubeidi, one of the six Palestinians who escaped Gilboa's high-security Israeli prison last week and along with three others, was recaptured on Friday and Saturday. He was allegedly beaten and tortured by the Israeli security forces after being recaptured…

Newsclick (2021-09-13). Covid-19 is endemic, it is here to stay. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Covid-19 Watch, Prof. Satyajit Rath talks about a randomized trial by researchers in Bangladesh on the effectiveness of masks and mask-usage disparity within the country. Prof. Rath also talks about vaccine inequality, and how Palestine and the African Continent are lagging behind, and implausible prospects of complete eradication of Covid-19.

Ian Ellis-Jones (2021-09-13). US blockade separates and punishes Cuban families. greenleft.org.au The United States ban on remittances to Cuba has had a detrimental impact on the standard of living of Cuban families, compounding the impact of the decades-long economic blockade.

Kathy Kelly (2021-09-13). My Young Friends in Afghanistan. progressive.org Our wars of choice were waged against people who meant us no harm. We must choose, now, to lay aside the cruel futility of our forever wars.

_____ (2021-09-13). The Second Afghan War And US Retreat From Central Asia. popularresistance.org There were actually two Afghan wars. The first began within a few weeks of the 9-11 tragedy, when the US was attacked by Al Qaeda with the assistance of elements of the Saudi Arabia ruling elite. | In the first war US forces invaded Afghanistan behind the excuse its mission and goal was to capture Bin Laden and deny Al Qaeda a base in that country, even though there is ample evidence the Taliban had offered to kick Bin Laden out in exchange for no US invasion. The Bush administration rejected the Taliban offer because its actual mission and objective was always greater than just capturing Bin Laden, or even occup…

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