2021-09-21: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-09-21). US Border Patrol agents whip and corral Haitian migrants. wsws.org Photos showing border agents herding migrants like cattle produced political shock waves in the United States and around the world.

Staff (2021-09-21). Rep. Ro Khanna on Border Guards Whipping Haitians, U.S. Drone Strikes, Afghanistan & Ending Iraq War. democracynow.org We speak with California Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna about border guards whipping Haitians, U.S. immigration policy, raising the refugee cap, investigating the full 20 years of the War in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Ruling party MP: France could consider leaving NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Simian is a member of President Emmanuel Macron's La République En Marche! Izvestia: US-France submarine scandal leads to talk of Paris pulling out of NATO France should weigh its foreign policy priorities and, given the new AUKUS alliance in the Asia-Pacific region and its discord with the United States, it should better relations with Russia …

New Atlas (2021-09-21). AUKUS vs China: Inching Toward War. newatlas.report September 21, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — Australia, the UK and the US announced the formation of "AUKUS," an amalgamation of the three nation's initials, as a tripartite "defense alliance." Despite claims that the alliance is aimed at no particular country (and no particular country was mentioned during its announcement), the Western media has …

_____ (2021-09-21). Australia, UK, And US Nuclear Submarine Announcement. popularresistance.org On September 15, US President Joe Biden, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched a new major strategic partnership to meet the "imperative of ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific over the long term." Named AUKUS, the partnership was announced together with a bombshell decision: The United States and UK will transfer naval nuclear-propulsion technology to Australia. Such a decision is a fundamental policy reversal for the United States, which has in the past spared no effort to thwart the transfer of naval reactor technology by other countries,…

ecns.cn (2021-09-21). Xinjiang residents debunk lies fabricated by Western politicians, anti-China forces. ecns.cn More than 20 residents in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region shared their personal experiences at a news conference via video link on Friday to expose the lies and fallacies of some Western politicians and anti-China forces.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Hospitals throughout US South remain inundated with COVID-19 patients as Delta variant surge continues. wsws.org The latest wave of virus infections is taking a dangerous toll on hospitals in multiple states, as the influx of sick patients continues to place immense strains on hospital staffing and health care workers.

ecns.cn (2021-09-21). Ties with China necessary, essential for Latin America, says Cuban academic. ecns.cn For Latin America, ties with China are necessary and essential, a Cuban academic said following Chinese President Xi Jinping's message to the recently concluded 6th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

WSWS (2021-09-21). Thousands more Australian truck drivers to strike as COVID-19 pandemic accelerates health and safety crisis. wsws.org Following the 24-hour Toll strike last month, workers at the other major transport companies are beginning to enter into struggle against declining conditions as freight demand intensifies.

John V. Walsh (2021-09-21). New York Times Advises China on Covid-19: Abandon Success, Try Failure. dissidentvoice.org The recent outbreak of the Delta variant in China "shows that its strategy no longer fits. It is time for China to change tack." So declared a lead essay atop the New York Times Opinion/Editorial section on September 7 by Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Delta outbreak that …

WSWS (2021-09-21). Deere workers support joint struggle with Dana auto parts workers. wsws.org Despite the efforts of the UAW to isolate ongoing struggles among workers at Deere and Dana from each other, workers continue to speak out over the common nature of the problems they face.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Mass infections threatened as students return to UK campuses. wsws.org Even before most students have arrived on campus, outbreaks are being reported at multiple universities. Students and university staff are in this position thanks to the treachery of the education unions.

WSWS (2021-09-21). New York City mayor reduces quarantine protocols in schools. wsws.org The curtailment of quarantining will undoubtedly accelerate the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus, which is already surging through the city, among children and in their communities.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Enthusiastic response to fight against Australia's anti-democratic election laws at SEP public meeting. wsws.org "We are defending much more than the right to mark the SEP on an election ballot. We are defending the democratic and social rights of the entire working class," Eric London tells online meeting.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Turkish combat drones to be used in Western Sahara after Karabakh, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Donbass. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Morocco receives 1st Turkish Bayraktar TB2 delivery: Reports Morocco has received the first units of Turkey's Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs)… **** The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) ordered a total of 13 such drones, according to the reports. **** The deal comes during regional tensions and at a time the Maghreb country …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Indestructible Brotherhood: Turkey, Azerbaijan launch war games near Nagorno-Karabakh border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish, Azerbaijani militaries launch joint drill in Nakhchivan The Turkish and Azerbaijani militaries launched a joint exercise in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Region on Monday. A group of Turkish soldiers arrived in the Nakhchivan exclave to take part in the Indestructible Brotherhood 2021 military drill, said an Azerbaijani Defense Ministry statement. The Turkish and Azerbaijani national …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Pentagon, NATO train Ukrainian army for combat interoperability as Donbass war rages. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US, NATO, Ukraine enhance interoperability with Rapid Trident exercise Allied and partner service members from 15 nations officially started Rapid Trident 21, an annual Ukrainian-American training exercise, Sept. 20 with an opening ceremony at Central City Stadium near Yavoriv, Ukraine. About 300 U.S. Soldiers will work tactically alongside 6,000 multinational troops for the exercise under …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan participate in U.S.-NATO war games in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The three nations, centered on two-thirds of the Baku Declaration/Three Brothers military axis of Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Turkey, also participated in the unprecedentedly large U.S.-NATO Sea Breeze 2021 war games in Ukraine and the Black Sea in July. Ukrainian-American exercise 'Rapid Trident — 2021' starts at Yavoriv military training center According to the press service …

_____ (2021-09-21). Iraq War Veteran Confronts George W. Bush. popularresistance.org Nearly 20 years ago, in July 2002, I sat behind then-President George W. Bush as he gave a speech to my Army unit, the 10th Mountain Division. Less than a year later I was in Iraq, on Bush's orders, as part of the US invasion. | Tonight as Bush spoke at a so-called "Distinguished Speaker Series" event in Beverly Hills–with the cheapest tickets starting at over $500–I again watched from the crowd, before confronting the event. Primarily, I demanded he apologize for the 1 million or more dead, who are only dead because of his lies and his crimes. | When George W. Bush took the nation to war in Iraq, he did so wit…

Ted Rall (2021-09-21). Democrats Share Blame for Afghanistan. counterpunch.org Joe Biden is taking heat from Democrats, not for his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan—that's popular—but for his haphazard pullout that, self-serving Rumsfeldian stuff happens, wars end messily platitudes aside, could have been executed more efficiently. They blame George W. Bush for starting America's longest war, arguing that what he began inexorably led to our most shocking military defeat and its humiliating aftermath.

WSWS (2021-09-21). New York Times revels in remote-control assassination of Iranian scientist. wsws.org Last November's US-Israeli state murder of Iran's top nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was recognized at the time as a potential trigger for a catastrophic war in the Middle East.

Steven Rosenfeld (2021-09-21). Arizona Senate Poised to Report That Biden Beat Trump in State's 2020 Election. counterpunch.org The team of Arizona Republican state senators, legislative staff, and advisers finalizing the Cyber Ninjas' report on the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County are preparing to say that Joe Biden legitimately won the election, according to the largest funder of the Senate's mostly privatized election review, former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne. "The way some of these political

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Poland obliged to defend EU, NATO borders from Belarus: security chief. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com 'Poland is obliged to secure the Polish-Belarusian border': statement Statement by Stanis≈Çaw ≈ªaryn, spokesman for Poland's security services chief: "…We are dealing with an attempt to use an artificial migration route to destabilize first the Belarusian-Lithuanian, Belarusian-Latvian and now mainly Belarusian-Polish border. Belarusian state structures are involved in bringing migrants to their territory, mainly from …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Foreign Ministry: Syria condemns Turkish hostile actions, affirms its right to respond. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Foreign Ministry: Syria condemns Turkish hostile actions, affirms its right to respond Syria has condemned Turkish hostile actions and violations of the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the country, affirming that it reserves a right which is guaranteed by its constitution, principles of the international law and UN charter to respond to these actions, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Azerbaijani, Turkish warplanes fly over the Bosphorus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish, Azerbaijani jets conduct welcome flight over Bosphorus within TEKNOFEST-2021 Fighter jets of the Air Forces of Azerbaijan and Turkey made a welcome flight over the Bosphorus Strait on September 21 [said] the Turkish Ministry of National Defense. The flight was performed by two MiG-29 fighters of the Azerbaijan Air Force, as well as F-4 …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-21). Iran stresses need for more active UNHCR role in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com Referring to Iran's hosting of millions of refugees, the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian emphasized the need for a more active UNHCR role to address the critical humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Report: Iran moves military to border in response to Azerbaijan-Turkey-Pakistan war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijani, Turkish and Pakistani war games appear to prompt Iran to move infantry to border Iran appears to have moved infantry divisions and rocket artillery to its northwestern border with Azerbaijan amid indignation in Tehran at military exercises performed by the self-styled "Three Brothers" — Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan -and attempts by Baku to hinder …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-21). Several dead as blasts rock Jalalabad, Kabul. en.mehrnews.com According to the latest reports, at least seven people have been killed and some 30 wounded in a series of blasts in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad and the country's capital, Kabul.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). NATO integrates Baltic, Poland with Central Europe, Balkans buildup. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Commander Enhances Regional Partnerships in Hungary and Slovakia SZCZECIN, Poland — As part of his battlefield circulation, LTG S≈Çawomir Wojciechowski, Commander Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE), visited Hungary and Slovakia. Undertaken on 6-8 September, the tour served as a means to forge close bonds between the Corps and NATO Allies across the central European region. …

WSWS (2021-09-21). The UN General Assembly and the threat of imperialist aggression against China. wsws.org The UN General Assembly opened in New York City under the shadow of the sudden announcement last week of the Australia-UK-US alliance aimed at China.

Dean Baker (2021-09-21). Cost Disease Socialism: the Niskanen Center's Unnecessary Fight. counterpunch.org Bill Niskanen was the long-time head of the Cato Institute. He was the rarest of all creatures in Washington, an honest libertarian. While I disagreed with him on most issues, I came to realize that if I shut up and listened to what he had to say, I might learn something. In particular, I remember

Patrick Cockburn (2021-09-21). When It Comes to Letting Down Allies, Trumpism and Bidenism Have Much in Common. counterpunch.org Trumpism was never quite what it seemed to the rest of the world when it came to America's actions as opposed to his words. The tone was always belligerent, but Trump went out of his way not to start any wars. As for the slogan "America First", this was not so much about an isolationist US and more about the US acting unilaterally in what Trump saw as its own best interests.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Socialist Equality Party (Canada) holds meeting to discuss pandemic election and struggle for socialism. wsws.org Saturday's meeting, which was addressed by leading members of the SEPs of Canada, the United States, and Germany, advanced a fighting program for the working class.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Russian elections overshadowed by COVID-19 surge. wsws.org Parliamentary elections held this weekend were marked by an almost complete blackout of the social issues affecting the working class, above all, the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-09-21). 1232 KMS: Seven Indian migrant workers head home during the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org The film documents the odyssey of a group of workers who, having been stripped of all income by the Modi government's pandemic lockdown, bicycle to their village in Bihar hundreds of miles away.

WSWS (2021-09-21). "Socialism is more popular today than ever": SGP candidate Christoph Vandreier appears on German public television and in an online interview. wsws.org "We are not trying to alleviate the symptoms of a sick system, but instead advocate the overthrow of capitalism and the building of a socialist society," explains Vandreier at the beginning of the segment.

Rishab Chawla (2021-09-21). The False Premise of Healthcare Hotspotting. counterpunch.org Hotspotting was never implemented as an intervention to address upstream social determinants of health, but rather as a cost containment strategy — and it failed at that too. On January 4, CNBC reported on a Freakonomics radio episode from November 2020 in which Whole Foods CEO John Mackey graced the world with his very astute

Editor2 (2021-09-21). CELAC to Choose Between Dignity or OAS' Monroe Doctrine. orinocotribune.com After five years without meeting, Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will convene on Saturday for the VI Summit in Mexico City. | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose late Friday

William J. Astore (2021-09-21). The US Military, Post-Afghanistan. counterpunch.org As my old service, the Air Force, clamors for new nuclear missiles and bombers, there's also the persistent quest for yet more fighter jets, including overpriced, distinctly underperforming ones like the F-35, the "Ferrari" of fighter planes according to the Air Force chief of staff. If the military gets all the F-35s it wants, add another $1.7 trillion to the cost of national "defense." At the same time, that service is seeking a new, "lower-cost" (but don't count on it) multirole fighter — what the F-35 was supposed to be once upon a time — even as it pursues the idea of a "6th-generation" fighter e…

WSWS (2021-09-21). The Freedom to Vote Act: Another capitulation to the Republican assault on democratic rights. wsws.org The new bill kneels to the demands of right-wing Democratic Senator Joe Manchin while failing to reverse the most serious Republican attacks on voting rights.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Germany: U.S. trains Ukrainian airborne troops for night combat operations. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Saber Junction 2021: Ukrainian paratroopers hold night training Soldiers from the 81st Airmobile Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces have conducted a comprehensive night training during Saber Junction 2021, a multinational exercise currently being held in Germany…. **** "After successfully repelling an 'enemy' attack, the personnel of the company's tactical group of the 122nd …

WSWS (2021-09-21). Educators and parents must unite in Washington state to close the schools, end the pandemic, and save lives! wsws.org We have established this committee to oppose the dangerous and unsafe school reopenings in Washington. We aim to be a rallying point for educators, parents and all workers throughout the Pacific Northwest region.

Staff (2021-09-21). SOUTHCOM's Admiral Faller Returns to Colombia. orinocotribune.com In the midst of tensions with Venezuela generated by the Duque administration, Admiral Craig Faller, head of the United States Southern Command, announced that he is once again in Colombia—"a vital and reliable ally in security"—to meet with its military leadership. |

WSWS (2021-09-21). Dana workers in powerful position to shut down auto industry and win their demands. wsws.org The "just-in-time" parts delivery system, first introduced to undermine the position of workers, has made the auto industry vulnerable to strategic strikes.

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-09-21). Anguished Lyricism: the Poetry of the Tortured. counterpunch.org "If it works, why do we need to do it 183 times?" — Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee on Torture Last year, I filed a FOIA to obtain the poetry of Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) and Abu Zubaydah (AZ). I was in earnest. The illustrious and toolishly necessary New York Times, along with London's equivalent

Mickey Z. (2021-09-21). 6 Reasons to Feel Grateful During Covid. dissidentvoice.org A novel coronavirus, deadly and unnecessary lockdowns, civil unrest, political division, economic crises, a rise in mental health issues — the list goes on and on and on. Since March 2020, most of the world has suffered immensely in one way or another. But, amidst the madness, there is room for gratitude. More specifically, I'm …

Michael Laxer (2021-09-21). It's déjà vu all over again. canadiandimension.com Justin Trudeau during an election campaign stop in Montréal, October 17, 2019. Photo from Two years of minority parliament and several weeks of rather bland campaigning later the election seems to have taken the country right back to where it was in 2019 before the pandemic and all of its staggering consequences and impacts. | The Liberals lost the popular vote as in 2019 but just as then will hold on to a minority while all the parties landed seat-wise almost exactly where they began. | While many mainstream commen…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). U.S. leads multinational airborne exercise in Netherlands. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Airmen jump alongside NATO partners during Falcon Leap 21 U.S. Airmen from various organizations within U.S. Air Forces Europe — Air Forces Africa participated in Falcon Leap 21, a multinational parachute training exercise led by the Dutch air force at several military installations in the Netherlands. During the exercise, U.S. forces conducted a series …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-21). Chile, September 11, 1973: The Ingredients of a Military Coup. globalresearch.ca Almost half a century ago on September 11, 1973, the Chilean military led by General Augusto Pinochet, crushed the democratically elected Unidad Popular government of Salvador Allende. | The objective was to replace a progressive, democratically elected government by a …

WSWS (2021-09-21). Australia: Enngonia indigenous community faces desperate situation as COVID-19 spreads to western New South Wales. wsws.org State and federal governments have essentially left regional indigenous communities, who lack proper supplies and medicines to fend for themselves, while police enforce lockdowns.

_____ (2021-09-21). New Report On US' Illegal Sanctions; A Day Of Reckoning Is Coming. popularresistance.org One of President Biden's first statements included an intention to review the United States' sanctions, which are actually unilateral coercive measures, to determine if they 'unduly hinder' the ability of targeted countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. That review, to be conducted by the US Treasury and State Department, has not been made public, if it has been done at all. The Sanctions Kill coalition conducted its own report on "The Impact and Consequences of US Sanctions," which was released last week. Clearing the FOG speaks with two of the authors, John Philpot and David Paul, about what sanctions ar…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Nagorno-Karabakh model: Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan consolidate new Eurasian military bloc. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com MP: Azerbaijan-Turkey-Pakistan relations are strengthening …If we take into account that the 44-day Second Karabakh War shed light on all the realities, the true nature of the processes taking place in the region and the world, then Azerbaijan has once again clarified the states that have a sincere attitude to it. Turkey and Pakistan, which …

John Rachel (2021-09-21). What Are the Prospects for Peace? An Interview with Mark Skidmore. counterpunch.org Events are unfolding at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we are looking to our most respected and renowned thought leaders for an honest assessment of both U.S. foreign and military policy to offer their most current thoughts and insights. We know they have some ideas for improving the

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Post-Afghanistan: NATO military chiefs plot new wars. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Allied Chiefs of Defence Discuss the Changing Nature of Warfare General André Lanata joined NATO's thirty Chiefs of Defence in Athens, Greece for his last session of the Military Committee before departing NATO's Allied Command Transformation [headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia]. The agenda for the Conference focused on NATO-led operations, missions and activities and the threats …

Newsclick (2021-09-21). Ahead of India's second wave, did warnings go unheeded? peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkaystha talks about the recent New York Times report which examines the Indian scientific establishment's approach ahead of the second wave of the COVID-19. The report suggests that health preparations suffered due to politics…

Editor (2021-09-21). David Graeber's real contribution to Occupy Wall Street wasn't a phrase — it was a process. mronline.org He showed us consensus-based politics actually works.

Staff (2021-09-21). Social Movements in Mexico Reiterate Support for Venezuela (CELAC). orinocotribune.com Held on Saturday, September 18, the successful Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), at which Venezuela was the main promoter of a new stage in the regional cooperation of free peoples, will have a great impact for the future sovereignty of participating nations. | The sixth such highest-level CELAC summit strengthened Venezuela, and elicited the support from various Mexican social movements, who confirmed the importance of the union between Mexico and Venezuela. | In this sense, following the CELAC summit, the Meeting for Latin American and Carib…

Juan Cole (2021-09-21). As Biden prepares to declare US 20-year War over at U.N., Remembering the Bush Lies that Started it all. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Aamer Madhani and Josh Boak at the Associated Press report that President Biden in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly this year will seek to bring the curtain down on 20 years of American war, and will argue that instead the US will wage a multilateral campaign against …

Al-Shabaka (2021-09-21). Restricting US Military Aid to Israel in the Age of Normalization. juancole.com

Anonymous007 (2021-09-21). UK Comes Up With Third Russian Suspect In Skripal "Novichok Poisoning" Case Three Years Later. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Three years later and after the incident had all but fallen into obscurity, the UK charged in absentia a third Russian suspect with the "2018 Novichok murder attempt" of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. | In September 2018, British prosecutors charged two Russians, then identified by the aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with conspiracy to murder Skripal and the attempted murder of Yulia and a British police officer, Nick Bailey. | Overall, the entire inci…

Daniel Pedersen (2021-09-21). Almonds guzzle water from Murray Darling Basin. greenleft.org.au Almond plantations are guzzling so much water from the Murray Darling Basin that even the Almond Board of Australia wants new orchards to be put on hold until the water supply can be assured. Daniel Pedersen reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-21). SAA Enters Another Town In Western Daraa, Despite Regular Attacks On Its Forces (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 21st, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), accompanied by the Russian Military Police, entered another town in the western Daraa countryside in order to launch the peaceful settlement of the conflict with former militants. | In early hours, SAA units entered the town of of Tal Shihab. The Russian Military Police will oversee the implementation of the reconciliation agreement. | After the local authorities joined the ceasefire agreement, a settlement center was established in a local schools, where dozens of militants have already passed the necessary procedures to settle their…

MEE, agencies (2021-09-21). Egypt: Mohamed Hussein Tantawi who ruled after Mubarak's fall dies. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Mohamed Hussein Tantawi who ruled after Mubarak's fall dies | Tantawi, a veteran of Egypt's politics and wars, served as Egyptian defence minister for 21 years | Tue, 09/21/2021 – 10: 24 | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi mourned Tantawi's death and sent his condolences to his family (AFP) | Former Egyptian army chief Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, who briefly ruled Egypt after the…

Opponents Appalled (2021-09-21). Biden Administration Approves More Commercial Ranching at Pt. Reyes National Seashore. indybay.org Despite strong public opposition from park advocates, on September 14 the Biden administration approved a controversial National Park Service plan for continued commercial ranching at California's Point Reyes National Seashore. | Top Photo: Teresa Harlan, left, Advocate for Indigenous Access to Homelands on Public Lands…

Staff (2021-09-21). Headlines for September 21, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Border Patrol Agents on Horseback Whip Haitian Asylum Seekers, Biden to Raise U.S. Cap on Refugee Admissions to 125,000 Per Year, Fears Grow of Coronavirus Superspreader Event at U.N. General Assembly, U.N. Leader Calls for Countries to Meet $100 Billion Climate Fund Commitments, Student Activists to Lead Global Climate Strike on Friday, U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Surpass Toll of 1918 Flu Pandemic, Wealthy Nations on Track to Waste 100 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses This Year, Sudan's Government Says It Thwarted a Coup Attempt by Bashir Loyalists, Justin Trudeau Reelected as Canada's Prime Minister But Doesn't Win…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-21). India Seizes 3 Tons Of Heroin Allegedly Originating From Afghanistan. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 21st, Indian officials said they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200 billion rupees ($2.72 billion). | More than 2,988 kg of heroin was recovered in one of India's biggest such hauls to date. | According to DRI (Ahmedabad zone) officials, a consignment had been imported by Aashi Trading Company, a Vijaywada-based company, from Iran's Bandar Abbas Port to Mundra Port. The company had declared th…

Susyn Almond, et al (2021-09-21). Saturday 10/2: Women's March Mountain View. indybay.org Short march starts at intersection of Castro St. and El Camino Real in Mountain View, CA at noon. For those who prefer not to march, meet us at rally point 500 Castro St. in front of City Hall at 12: 30pm…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). "Deterring Russia's armed aggression, defense of NATO": Ukrainian, British military chiefs discuss joint war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Britain has trained some 20,000 Ukrainian troops for war in the Donbass, and soon Crimea, under Operation ORBITAL. Ukrainian, British defense officials discuss prospects for bilateral cooperation Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Valeriy Zaluzhny has met with British Defense Attaché in Ukraine, Commodore Tim Woods and invited him to the active phase of the …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-21). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On September 21, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Verhnetoretskoe shelled DPR positions in Verhnetoretskoe with 120-mm artillery | 2. UAF in Novomikhailovka shelled Luganskoe with grenade launchers | 3. UAF in Starognatovka shelled Novolaspa with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 4. UAF in Avdeevka shelled Yasinovataya with 120-mm artillery | 5. DPR forces in Donetsk shelled UAF positions in Katerinivka with 120-mm artillery | 6. DPR forces in Bezimennoe shelled UAF positions in Shyrokino w…

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James O'Neill (2021-09-21). Morrison's Dangerous Fantasies Represent a Danger to Australia's Future. dissidentvoice.org Australia has just caused surprise among its friends, concern among its neighbours, and an overtly hostile reaction from the Chinese with its announcement that it was scrapping the submarine deal it had signed with France and replacing it with a scheme, cooked together with British and American allies, to buy 8 nuclear powered submarines. The …

Alliance for Justice, partners (2021-09-21). Tuesday 9/21: Defending Trans Youth from Anti-Trans Legislation w/ Alliance for Justice. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Global Research News (2021-09-21). Selected Articles: Has Justin Trudeau Been Duly Vaccinated? Registered Nurse Expresses Doubt on Authenticity of Trudeau's Vaccine Jab. globalresearch.ca By Ever since WHO mandated worldwide vaxx-certificates — a move directed and funded by the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations, not by WHO's member states — the rope is …

Planned Parenthood (2021-09-21). Thursday 9/23: National Volunteer Mobilization Call for Reproducitve Rights w/ Planned Parenthood. indybay.org Online/virtual call to action webinar…

Richard Falk (2021-09-21). Reacting to Crime by Waging War(s). zcomm.org 9/11 quickly provided a pretext for projecting American military power and political influence that the dominant wing of the political class then in control of the White House was awaiting with growing signs of impatience…

National Domestic Workers Alliance, more (2021-09-21). Thursday 9/23: Time to Deliver: Home Care Can't Wait Rally to Demand Union Jobs in Washington D.C. indybay.org Action and livestream of labor rally in D.C.

V Kreilinger, W Wolf, C Zeller (2021-09-21). To contain the pandemic in solidarity throughout Europe. indybay.org In the fall of 2020, governments did the wrong thing. Although the infections were already increasing exponentially, they deliberately did not intervene or did not intervene sufficiently and weighed people in safety. It was not until November that they acted again, increasingly hasty and authoritarian.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Science Saturday: A new understanding of the inner workings of CAR-T cell therapy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers have biomanufactured chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) in a new way to track the cells' cancer-fighting journey and predict toxic side effects. This Mayo Clinic breakthrough, published in Cancer Immunology Research, also could unravel the mystery of how to unleash CAR-T cell therapy to destroy solid tumors. "This new technology allows us to image CAR-T cells after they are given to patients and study their fate," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). 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…

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-21). US Launches Airstrike Near Idlib, Syria. news.antiwar.com The US on Monday carried out an airstrike near Idlib in northwest Syria, While President Biden has bombed Syria, this appears to be the first US airstrike in northwest Syria since he's assumed office. CENTCOM claims the strike targeted a "senior al-Qaeda leader" and that "initial indications" show the US hit the individual it was targeting. | According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rig…

Jeff Cohen (2021-09-21). Why Lindsey Graham Is Trying to Rescue Rahm Emanuel. zcomm.org Former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is appealing for support from a set of politicians he has repeatedly relied on in his career: Republicans.

teleSUR, him, JL (2021-09-21). Asesinan a líder social en Colombia, el número 119 en 2021. telesurtv.net La Defensoría del Pueblo había emitido una alerta temprana en el Valle del Cauca por reclutamiento de menores por parte de grupos residuales armados.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Treasury Secretary Yellen issues another warning on debt ceiling. wsws.org In an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal Yellen warned of an economic "catastrophe," if the ceiling is not lifted by Congress, and disruption, if it is left to the last minute.

Jeff Shantz (2021-09-21). Election 2021: Whither social democracy in Canada? greenleft.org.au Frustration with Justin Trudeau's ruling neoliberal government and the bumbling fake populism of the conservatives have provided an opening for a progressive alternative in Canada, writes Jeff Shantz.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-09-21). Why Do Europeans Live Longer Than Americans? zcomm.org Over a generation ago, in a more equal United States, no one had to ask that question…

Mark Weisbrot (2021-09-21). Republicans blocking desperately needed pandemic relief for the world's poor. zcomm.org Allowing the IMF to issue $1.5 trillion in special drawing rights would save countless lives and wouldn't cost U.S. taxpayers a dime…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-09-21). Report: California in Urgent Need of Wildlife Connectivity to Protect Animals, People. indybay.org 'California Connections' Calls on State Legislature to Prioritize Crossings…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-09-21). Socialist Alliance candidate, councillor, say 'no' to nuclear submarines. greenleft.org.au Queensland Senate candidate Renee Lees said Australia needs to be a 'productive partner' not a 'colonial bully' in the Asia Pacific region. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon (2021-09-21). French left-wing leader: Let's not follow the US Indo-Pacific adventure. greenleft.org.au Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a leader of the left-wing France Unbowed, has called for a return to independence and diplomacy based on global justice.

Sue Bolton (2021-09-21). Behind the attack on the CFMEU office. greenleft.org.au Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, far-right activists and some union members have attacked the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union office in Melbourne over mandatory vaccinations for construction workers. Sue Bolton reports.

WILPF Peninsula (2021-09-21). Friday 9/24: Event honoring Torii Peace Gate at Silicon Valley Sculpture 2021. indybay.org Menlo College | 1000 El Camino Real | Atherton, CA 94027…

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-09-21). Kabul Diaries Part 13: Not without my sister. greenleft.org.au Yasmeen Afghan reports that after the Taliban announced only boys and male teachers should resume their studies and work, children began posting pictures holding placards with slogans against the unofficial ban on girls' education.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic patient, physician highlighted by Conquer Cancer Foundation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades is an oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with expertise in a variety of pediatric and adolescent cancers. Her experience and research background helped her develop a promising treatment plan for Kenedi, a young patient from Wisconsin. Kenedi had a rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that can occur at any age, but most often affects children. Using support from a 2013 Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award, Dr. Allen-Rhoades has been…

Save Our Shores (2021-09-21). Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Brings the Community Together to Protect Our Ocean. indybay.org 1,767 passionate volunteers removed more than 4,695 pounds of debris from our local beaches, rivers, and inland areas!

teleSUR, JDO (2021-09-21). Agentes de EE.UU. dan trato humillante a migrantes haitianos. telesurtv.net Autoridades de EE.UU. reiteran que deportarán a los migrantes a Puerto Príncipe o los llevarán a centros de detención.

ecns.cn (2021-09-21). 4.4 mln doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Nepal. ecns.cn With the latest consignment of COVID-19 vaccines landing in Kathmandu on Friday, Nepal has now received all 6 million doses the government purchased from China in August, local media reported.

Ralph Nader (2021-09-21). What Gives with Newspapers' Graphic Artists? zcomm.org More and more the print size and its lightness are sacrificed to graphic layouts which leave readers squinting or leaving…

Brennan Center for Justice (2021-09-21). Tuesday 9/21: "The People's Constitution" New Book Talk w/ Brennan Center for Justice. indybay.org Online event ( FREE)…

Richa Chintan (2021-09-21). Can poor countries succeed in vaccinating their population? peoplesdispatch.org Public outcry in South Africa helped force Johnson & Johnson to retain the vaccines produced in the country for domestic use instead of being shipped to Europe. The Indian civil society has initiated a similar effort as the Global South looks for alternatives…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-21). One Year On Since Nagorno-Karabakh War As Baku Prepares For New Combat. southfront.org Illustrative ImageRussian peacekeepers and the Collective Security Treaty Organization are the only security guarantors in the region. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | September 27, in a few days' time, will mark the first-year anniversary of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, a war that saw over 100,000 Armenians displaced from their historical homeland, with a final ethnic cleansing only prevented because of the November 10 ceasefire agreement enforced by Moscow that was furious after two of their military personnel were killed when Azerbaijan downed a Russian helicopter the day be…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating birth defects before a baby is born. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before a baby is born, early intervention using fetal surgery can treat life-threatening birth defects and improve outcomes in some cases. Fetal surgeons at Mayo Clinic Children's Center treat many conditions, including: Spina bifida (myelomeningocele).Twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS).Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence.Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO). On the Mayo Clinic Q&A…

Max Elbaum (2021-09-21). Trump, Texas, and the MAGA Drive for Power. zcomm.org The more we contribute to beating the MAGA Faction in this round of voting, the better positioned we are to push further toward the multiracial democracy, transformed economy, and changed relationship with the planet…

Mark Weisbrot (2021-09-21). Billions of People Globally Who Need the Most Help Can Benefit from Changes in Economic Policy. counterpunch.org The world economy faces serious risks going forward: for example, an estimated $2.3 trillion in income is projected to be lost in 2022—25 due to vaccine inequity — most of it in developing countries. In the United States, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates to zero, and has created more than 3.6 trillion dollars since

Detention Watch Network (2021-09-21). Thursday 9/23: National Day of Action to Shut Down Detention Centers. indybay.org In-person actions; or join in phonebanking and/or Twitter storm…

Jason Ditz (2021-09-21). ISIS Kills Several Militia Members in Weekend Syria Attacks. news.antiwar.com In addition to an attack on a gas pipeline near Damascus, ISIS is increasingly carrying out attacks further east in the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Exact figures aren't clear, but two members of Liwaa al-Quds were among the slain, when the vehicle they were in was targeted in the desert. Ongoing attacks were reported several places elsewhere, including five militia killed near Palmyra. | Reports from the area are that the ambushes were followed b…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-21). The Right to Clean Air in Jakarta. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | It seems utterly beyond debate but acknowledging legal rights to clean air has assumed the makings of a slow march over the years. The 1956 Clean Air Act in Britain arose from the lethal effects of London's 1952 killer smog, which is said to have taken some 12,000 lives. The Act There is certainly no shortage of advocates for…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-09-21). Santa Barbara County Staff Recommends Approval of ExxonMobil's Plan to Restart Offshore Platforms, Truck Oil. indybay.org Planning Staff Reverses Opposition to Using Hazardous Highway 166…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-21). As US Sanctions Loom Over Ethiopia, Who is the Real Target? libya360.wordpress.com Pavan Kulkarni Photo: Courtesy KUNGU AL-MAHADI ADAM An executive order by Joe Biden makes way for sanctions on all main parties fighting in northern Ethiopia. However, diplomatic positions taken by the US make it evident that the primary target is the Ethiopian federal government, and not the TPLF which has been accused of multiple massacres…

Uhuru Solidarity Movement (2021-09-21). Saturday 10/16: March for Reparations to African People: One year after the murder of George Floyd. indybay.org Oakland's march will begin at Snow Park (Harrison St & 19th St, Oakland, CA 94612) at 11: 00am…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What happens after a prostate cancer diagnosis? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. One in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly, and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. So if you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now what? "It's very important to know the extent or…

Staff (2021-09-21). Trudeau's Liberal Party projected to retain power in Canada, but might fall short of majority. rt.com Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party is projected to win the largest number of seats in the country's legislature, although it's unclear whether his bid to seize full control of the parliament will materialize. | Canada's ruling Liberal Party looks to have received enough votes in Monday's federal election for incumbent PM Trudeau to form a government and remain in office, CBC News projected shortly after polls closed across the country. While predicting that Trudeau would clinch enough seats to remain prime minister, the Canadian public broadcaster noted that it is too early to say whether t…

National Domestic Workers Alliance, more (2021-09-21). Tuesday 9/21: March for Care, Citizenship and Climate in Washington D.C. indybay.org Action and livestream of march in D.C.

_____ (2021-09-21). Vaccine Equity Coalition Warns 'Pathetic Trickles of Charity' Won't End Pandemic. commondreams.org

Staff (2021-09-21). "We Are Troy Davis": 10 Years After Georgia Execution That Galvanized Anti-Death Penalty Movement. democracynow.org Tuesday marks 10 years since the state of Georgia executed Troy Anthony Davis for a crime many believe he did not commit. He was put to death despite major doubts about evidence used to convict him of killing Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail, including the recantation of seven of the nine non-police witnesses at his trial. As the world watched to see whether Davis's final appeal for a stay of execution would be granted by the U.S. Supreme Court, Democracy Now! was the only news outlet to continuously broadcast live from the prison grounds in Jackson, Georgia. We revisit parts of our six-hour special report,…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-21). Washington And Kiev Start Provocative Drills On Russian Border. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe US continues to use Ukrainian soil as a base of military operations, generating unnecessary tensions in the region. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Despite its recent defeats in Central Asia and the Middle East, the US makes it clear that it will continue to maintain a strategy of global presence and ongoing tensions against its main geopolitical enemies. This week, US and Ukrainian troops began the first maneuvers in the new edition of the Rapid Trident, an annual military drill operated by the two countries in t…

Ellen Engelstad (2021-09-21). Breakthrough for Norway's Radical Left. zcomm.org Labour will lead new government with a clear mandate for change…

Staff (2021-09-21). "We Need to Deliver": Anger Grows at Sens. Manchin, Sinema over Obstruction of Democratic Priorities. democracynow.org Democrats are still divided over President Biden's sweeping $3.5 trillion spending plan to expand the social safety net, increase taxes on the rich and corporations, improve worker rights and combat the climate crisis. Senate Democrats are hoping to use the budget reconciliation process to pass the bill, but this will only work if the entire Democratic caucus backs the deal, and conservative Democrats have balked at the price tag. Progressive Democrats in the House, meanwhile, say they won't vote for a separate $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate unless the reconciliation bill is part of the pa…

_____ (2021-09-21). Who Was Dag Hammarskjà∂ld? popularresistance.org Dag Hammarskjà∂ld set the standard for integrity and independence that all United Nations secretaries-general are judged against. He pioneered direct diplomacy by a secretary-general to defuse crises, and created U.N. peacekeeping. Hammarskjà∂ld forged an independence between the Cold War powers that upset both and may have led to his death 60 years ago on Saturday. | The son of a Swedish prime minister, Hammarskjà∂ld came from a privileged background, unlike the Socialist Trygve Lie, the first secretary-general. Hammarskjà∂ld became a lawyer, an economist, Sweden's finance minister and was a…

David Giesen (2021-09-21). Wednesday 9/22: Bernal Litterai [sic]. indybay.org Bernal Branch library | 500 Cortland Avenue | (gather in the outdoor amphitheater on the Moultrie side of the building)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Consumer Health: Treating sepsis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and World Sepsis Day will be observed on Monday, Sept. 13, which makes this a good time to learn more about the treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition. Nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sepsis, and one-third of people who die in a hospital have sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sepsis occurs when the body's response to an…

Revolution Books (2021-09-21). Saturday 9/25: Heroism for Our Times-Free Iran's Political Prisoners NOW: An Afternoon of Solidarity. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-21). Taliban Say No ISIS, Al-Qaeda In Country As String Of ISIS-K Terror Attacks Rock Jalalabad. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A string of explosions struck Taliban vehicles in Afghanistan's provincial city of Jalalabad over the weekend, killing eight people, among them Taliban fighters. | ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks. | The Taliban are under pressure to contain ISIS militants, in part to make good on a promise to the international community that they will prevent the staging of terror attacks from Afghan soil. | There is also a widely held expectation among conflict-weary Afghans that the new rul…

Labor Video Project (2021-09-21). 700 IUOE Local 39 Engineers Strike N. Cal Kaiser For Prevailing Wages & Conditions. indybay.org

Sun Lung (2021-09-21). Another US attempt to discredit China. indybay.org In July 2021 the Biden's administration once again criticized the Chinese leadership. This time China was charged with organizing illegal activities in cyberspace which, for its part, creates a serious threat to the US national security.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-09-21). Tomgram: William Hartung, How Corporations Won the War on Terror. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Was the Afghan War a disaster? Well, don't ask Afghans, including the seven children who died in the final U.S. drone strike of that war, how they're doing, or those about to go hungry as that land suffers …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Consumer Health: Back to school — and bullying. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many families, the start of school is a busy, exciting time of year. For some students, though, returning to school also means bullying, and the feelings of anxiety, sadness and loneliness bullying can cause. Up to 20% of students 12—18 experience bullying in the U.S. each year, according to StopBullying.gov, which is a resource managed by the Department of Health and Human Resources dedicated to providing information about bullying. Bullying is a form of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Heart health for myself and my family. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sandra Driggers is a nurse at Mayo Clinic in Florida who works in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. This is her heart health story. ______________________________ I struggled with my weight for most of my life. I never really gave a lot of thought to being healthy (or unhealthy), or about how my weight and lifestyle played a role in my future health.But a little over 16 years ago, I had a heart attack. Back then,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo researchers link gut microbiome to rheumatoid arthritis prognosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A significant indicator of whether a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will improve over the course of disease may lie in part in their gut, according to new research from Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. The study, published in Genome Medicine, found that predicting a patient's future rheumatoid arthritis prognosis could be possible by zeroing in on the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that inhabit their gastrointestinal tract, known as the…

MEE, agencies (2021-09-21). Sudan says thwarted coup attempt linked to Bashir regime. middleeasteye.net Sudan says thwarted coup attempt linked to Bashir regime | Senior military officers said a group of officers were involved in the coup attempt but failed on Tuesday morning | Tue, 09/21/2021 – 08: 15 | Sudanese and Egyptian armed forces take part in the 'Guardians of the Nile' joint military drill in the Um Sayyala area, northwest of Khartoum, on 3 May 2021 (AFP) | Sudanese authorities sai…

Stop the RV Ban (2021-09-21). Tuesday 9/21: RV Parking Ban at Santa Cruz City Council. indybay.org The RV Parking Ban is #5 on the city council meeting agenda and will be heard sometime after 4: 30 PM | Click on Zoom link (no time delay): zoom.us/j/94684401344 | Online at http: //www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-council/council-meetings…

Achal Prabhala (2021-09-21). Stop Exporting Indian-Made Vaccines to Rich Nations. zcomm.org More than a dozen civil society groups in India have written an open urging Johnson & Johnson to cancel export of Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine doses to rich countries and instead focus on distributing them in the Global South…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-21). Sudan Military Claims It Thwarted Coup Attempt. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | An attempted coup was thwarted in Sudan, spokesman for the country's armed forces, Taher Abu Haga, said on a state television broadcast."It turned out to be a failure. The people must resist it," al-Mayadeen was quoted as saying by a representative of the Republic's Transitional Sovereign Council. He added that the tanks blocked the road to the Omdurman Bridge in Khartoum next to the parliament, now the situation is under control. | ÿ±ÿ¶ÿßÿ≥&yu…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Consumer Health: 5 types of thyroid cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, which make this a good time to learn about the five types of thyroid cancer. More than 44,000 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 2,000 people will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces…

Eoin Higgins (2021-09-21). "We're In The Fight Of Our Lives" dailyposter.com

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-09-21). Federal Lawsuit Launched to Protect Pacific Humpbacks From Fishing Gear. indybay.org West Coast Pot Fishery Unlawfully Entangles Endangered Whales…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-21). Military Situation In Yemen On September 21, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 308 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On September 20, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Salif district | On September 20, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Sawmaah district | On September 20, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 23 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On September 20, Saudi-led coalitio…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Consumer Health: What you can do to help prevent suicide. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Suicide Prevention Day will be observed on Friday, Sept. 10, which makes this a good time to learn more about suicide and how you can help someone in danger of suicide. Suicide is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations. Most often, suicidal thoughts are the result of feeling helpless or unable to cope with what seems like an overwhelming life situation. Without hope for the future, suicide may seem like the only solution. There…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Patients in Phoenix area now can benefit from Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home model of care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX ‚Äï Mayo Clinic has expanded its innovative advanced care at home model of care, which provides comprehensive care to patients in the comfort of their own homes, to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Beginning this week, many patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area who otherwise would need to be hospitalized will be able to receive in-person and virtual care through Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home platform. Under 24/7 direction of Mayo Clinic physicians, advanced care…

WSWS (2021-09-21). Sri Lankan workers and youth speak out against new emergency law. wsws.org "When the unlimited powers that are centered in the president's hands through the state of emergency are understood, it is clear that the aim of these laws is to crush working-class struggles, including protests."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Endometrial ablation when pelvic pain or endometriosis are present. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with endometriosis and have heavy menstrual bleeding. My health care provider said I should consider endometrial ablation. A friend told me it might be problematic because I'm only in my late 20s, and it could affect my ability to conceive a child down the road. What are the risks? Are other treatments available? ANSWER: Endometrial ablation can reduce heavy menstrual bleeding significantly. But you should consider the potential risks associated with…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Moscow will pay close attention. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As the Kremlin paid close attention to Turkey shooting down its military aircraft and destroying its anti-aircraft batteries in Syria, murdering its allies and contractors in Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh, selling combat drones to kill Russian speakers in Donetsk and Lugansk, participating in the Sea Breeze and Rapid Trident U.S.-NATO war games in Ukraine, building …

sputniknews (2021-09-21). Photo: Bolsonaro Forced to Eat Pizza on NYC Sidewalk Because He Is Not Vaccinated. sputniknews.com The Brazilian leader was pictured ahead of the UNGA meeting in New York, where pandemic-related restrictions are still in force that prohibit indoor dining for those who have not received the jab.

sputniknews (2021-09-21). United Russia Party Wins State Duma Elections With 49.82% of Votes. sputniknews.com According to the official results, five parties have managed to make it into the Russian parliament, these are United Russia, the Communist Party, A Just Russia, the Liberal Democrats, and New People.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-21). "It's Not The Same Thing": Jen Psaki Asked Why Migrants Walking Across Border Don't Have To Show Vaccine Proof. southfront.org Originally published on ZeroHedge. After the earlier Biden-mandated vaccine requirement for federal workers and all armed forces branches, and with the…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-09-21). Lava de volcán destruye un centenar de casas en isla española. telesurtv.net El gobierno regional de Canarias informó que hasta el momento la lava del coloso no ha dejado víctimas humanas.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-21). A Shift In Militants' Strategy Could Shine A More Positive Light On Failed US Policy. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by A paradigm shift in jihadist thinking suggests that the US invasion of Afghanistan may prove to have achieved more than many counterterrorism experts would want policymakers and military strategists to believe. | Similarly, the paradigm shift also hints at the possibility that the presence in a Taliban-governed Afghanistan of various militant Islamist and jihadist groups could turn out to be an advantage in efforts to prevent and contain political violence. | The evolution o…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease brought on by tobacco. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a progressive group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that make it hard to breathe. Millions of people around the globe die each year because of COPD, and nearly 16 million people in the U.S. have a form of the disease. The No. 1 cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking, according to Dr. John Costello, consultant pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. Watch: …

teleSUR, him, JDO (2021-09-21). Denuncian asesinato de excombatiente en el Chocó, Colombia. telesurtv.net Colombia contabiliza 36 excombatientes asesinados en 2021 y 286 desde la firma de Acuerdo de Paz en 2016.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccine boosters and third doses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Both of my parents have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The doctor told my mom she is eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but my dad is not eligible for a booster now. Can you explain who needs an additional vaccine now, and the differences between a booster and third dose. ANSWER: It's good to know that your parents are among the millions of people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. A…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization delivers high-quality care, Medicare savings. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization (ACO) LLC earned a quality score of 97.81% while generating $32.3 million in cost savings for the Medicare program in 2020. That's according to recently released performance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS). The Mayo Clinic Community ACO has participated for a year and a half in the Medicare Shared Savings Program offered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation…

National Organization of Women (2021-09-21). Thursday 9/23: Women Build Better: Examining Women's Contribution to Infrastructure. indybay.org Online event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: Managing atrial fibrillation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Nearly 3 million Americans are living with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, according to the American Heart Association. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that number could be as high as 12 million by the start of the next decade. But what is atrial fibrillation and how do you fix it? Reporter Jason Howland talks to a Mayo Clinic cardiologist to find out in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo…

Dick Nichols (2021-09-21). Catalan National Day: Huge turnout by a movement that refuses to die. greenleft.org.au The river of supporters that flooded central Barcelona for Catalan National Day has affirmed that the independentist movement has survived despite ongoing repression, COVID-19 and differences over strategy, writes Dick Nichols.

The Conversation (2021-09-21). China Emerging as Competitor to Tesla: Will it build the best Cars in the World? juancole.com By Tom Stacey " Europeans and other western nations have dominated automotive excellence for over a century. Whether it is the satisfying thud of the door closing on a Volkswagen from Wolfsburg, or the beauty of a Ferrari from Modena, these brands are iconic — and very lucrative for their manufacturers. When we think of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Kremlin "regrets" strategic partner Turkey's commitment to liberate Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Peskov: Putin's pet Turkologist with the $670,000 watch. Russia regrets Turkey's refusal to recognize Duma election results in Crimea — Kremlin Dmitry Peskov stressed that Turkey is Russia's partner and the "presence of significant issues on which there are disagreements, is not and should not be an obstacle for the development of the whole range …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Listener mailbag — COVID-19 questions answered. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Dr. Poland discusses the mu variant, understanding breakthrough infections and the importance of flu vaccinations this fall. "The symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of influenza overlap so much that it can be hard to distinguish one from another," says Dr. Poland. What…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-21). COVID-19 variants mu, delta and what to know about mutations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new COVID-19 variant called B.1621 or mu by the World Health Organization is being monitored by scientists. While this variant is making news, it is not the dominant strain in the U.S. or elsewhere, says Dr. John O'Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician. "The delta variant is really the predominant strain everywhere at this point. And while it is important that scientists and public health officials keep an eye on this, we're still in…

Be A Hero (2021-09-21). Wednesday 9/22: "Not Going Quietly": Activist Ady Barkan Documentary – One-Night-Only Virtual Premiere. indybay.org Virtual screening followed by live interviews w/ Ady Barkan and more…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-09-21). Justice Department Fights Back Against Texas Anti-Abortion Law. zcomm.org Outlawing abortion will not prevent abortions. It will prevent safe abortions from occurring within the state…

Kerry Smith (2021-09-21). Maritime and electrical trades unions stand against nuclear submarines. greenleft.org.au The Maritime Union of Australia and the Electrical Trades Union are opposed to the nuclear-powered submarines as part of a military alliance with the United States and Britain. Kerry Smith reports.

Speak Out Now (2021-09-21). Saturday 10/2: The Links Between Health and Structural Injustices and How to Heal Our World (online). indybay.org online event on Saturday, October 2 at 3pm, see website for details…

WSWS (2021-09-20). Biden administration begins mass deportation flights from Texas to Haiti. wsws.org Hundreds of Haitian refugees were flown back to Port-au-Prince Sunday in the first step of what officials said would be the removal of all 12,000 refugees sheltering under an underpass in Del Rio, Texas, on the US-Mexico border.

Staff (2021-09-20). Biden Vows Mass Deportations as Thousands of Haitian Refugees Shelter in Del Rio. truthout.org Thousands of asylum seekers, primarily from Haiti, have sheltered in a makeshift camp at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Del Rio International Bridge, as the Biden administration has vowed to carry out mass deportations. On Sunday alone, the Biden administration said it sent three deportation flights to Haiti, with several more flights expected in the coming days. "For them to be deporting young children into Haiti right now, … it is unacceptable," says Guerline Jozef, co-founder and exec…

Staff (2021-09-20). "People Are Desperate": Biden Vows Mass Deportations as Thousands of Haitian Refugees Shelter in Del Rio. democracynow.org Thousands of asylum seekers, primarily from Haiti, have sheltered in a makeshift camp at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Del Rio International Bridge, as the Biden administration has vowed to carry out mass deportations. On Sunday alone, the Biden administration said it sent three deportation flights to Haiti, with several more flights expected in the coming days. "For them to be deporting young children into Haiti right now, … it is unacceptable," says Guerline Jozef, co-founder and executive director of Haitian Bridge Alliance. We also speak with Jacqueline Charles, Haiti and Caribbean correspondent for the…

_____ (2021-09-20). Border Patrol Accused of 'Unfathomable Cruelty' for Cracking Whips on Haitians. commondreams.org The best thing about this? It is laser-focused on the super-rich. Anyone earning below $2 million a year will not pay a dime.

Prof. James Chin (2021-09-20). Why Is Southeast Asia So Concerned About AUKUS and Australia's Plans for Nuclear Submarines? asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2021-09-20). French officials warn AUKUS alliance undermines US-Europe relations. wsws.org Paris denounced Washington's sudden announcement of an Australia-UK-US alliance targeting China, and the related cancellation of a French-Australian submarine sale.

Staff (2021-09-20). North Korea wades into AUKUS row, blasts US for 'fueling nuclear arms race & backstabbing allies'. rt.com Pyongyang has condemned Washington for undermining regional stability and global power balance — and vowed retaliation if its divisive nuclear-powered submarine deal with Australia threatens its national security. | "This is a very controversial and dangerous move which undermines the strategic balance in the Asia-Pacific region and can trigger a nuclear arms race," the North Korean Foreign Ministry said in response to KCNA state news agency's question about the AUKUS deal. | The ministry claimed that while the United States routinely demonstrates double standards, the new administration is more "unpredi…

Adriel Kasonta (2021-09-20). AUKUS the latest attempt to push for war with China. asiatimes.com Surprise, surprise! After a "candid" phone conversation with President Xi Jinping the previous week, aimed at "responsible managing the competition between the United States and the PRC" and ensuring it "does not veer into conflict," US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that his country was joining a new trilateral security coalition comprising Washington, London …

Juan Cole (2021-09-20). Is US-Australia Nuclear Sub Deal a Proliferation Danger, and does it Justify Iran's Civilian Enrichment Program? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Alexander Ward and Quint Forgey at Politico raise a crucial question about the AUKUS alliance among the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia that involves providing Australia with nuclear submarines. Is it a form of proliferation and does it provide justification for Iran's civilian nuclear enrichment program? Nuclear submarines …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-20). China gives U.S. advice on how to preserve NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Excerpts from The Global Times. An aggressive military bloc with thirty full members and forty partners on all inhabited continents which has waged unprovoked wars on three of them is evidently no problem to China, Russia, the United Nations, etc. Just business as usual. US-France tussle over AUKUS upsetting NATO, EuropeBy Cui HongjianThe author is …

_____ (2021-09-20). AUKUS Expedites the Coming EU Army & NATO's Irrelevance. strategic-culture.org While AUKUS formally exists to counter China, it does so on the basis of shared history and spheres of influence. That means that the logic of containing China within such a framework also contains AUKUS. | The surprise announcement of the new AUKUS alliance has predictably provoked an outcry from the

Steve Lalla (2021-09-20). US Citizens Must Stand in Solidarity with Chavista Revolution (Orinoco Tribune Interviews Rainer Shea). orinocotribune.com September 17, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—In the US, a working-class revolution and the rule of the proletariat "can only happen through an incremental deconstruction of US imperialism worldwide," said Rainer Shea in a recent conversation with Orinoco Tribune. "The dismantling of the US empire is going to happen on the peripheries." | During a discussion with Orinoco Tribune editor Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza, for an event titled "Propaganda, Corporate Censorship, and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat," Shea urged US social movements to organize patiently and practice internationalism. He spoke about the prosp…

Editor (2021-09-20). Stop U.S. submarine warfare! workers.org The Biden administration's latest foreign policy step has sharpened U.S. imperialism's global conflict with the People's Republic of China. It must be opposed by all those who want to reverse a new version of the 20th century's Cold War and avert a global war. Biden made this move official with . . . |

ecns.cn (2021-09-20). China stresses aircraft disinfection to prevent COVID-19 case import. ecns.cn China has rolled out a protocol on the disinfection of passenger aircraft arriving from outside the Chinese mainland to reduce the risk of COVID-19 case import.

G. Dunkel (2021-09-20). Despite dire conditions, U.S. deports Haitians. workers.org An Aug. 14 earthquake completely devastated southwestern Haiti, the country's breadbasket. At least 2,200 people were killed, and tens of thousands of homes destroyed, along with roads, bridges, schools, churches and crop fields. A few days later Tropical Depression Grace dropped 5 to 15 inches of rain on the area . . . |

Dana Sanchez (2021-09-20). Global Financial Markets And Crypto Wobble On China Credit Fears, Everything Goes Risk-Off. moguldom.com The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index fell 2.4-to-2.9 percent Monday along with consumer confidence, amid a storm of market risks including fears that contagion from China's property market could lead to a Chinese "Lehman moment". Bitcoin, which traded above $50,000 earlier this month, had a bad day, down 10 percent …

Mark Valencia (2021-09-20). US should beware of advice based on wishful thinking. asiatimes.com A recent article in the prestigious American journal Foreign Affairs made a series of recommendations for US policy in the South China Sea. However, US policymakers should beware of such recommendations based on questionable assumptions and wishful thinking. Following them could lead to another US foreign-policy failure. The article in essence supports the idea of …

Liberation Staff (2021-09-20). George W. Bush confronted: "A million Iraqis are dead because you lied" liberationnews.org On Sunday, Sept. 19, ANSWER Coalition organizers including Iraq war veteran Mike Prysner confronted war criminal George W. Bush as he spoke in Beverly Hills at the so-called "Distinguished Speaker Series". Bush was denounced for invading Iraq based on lies — a catastrophe that cost over one million lives. BreakThrough News published this video of …

Fight Back (2021-09-20). Climate Justice Committee marches to end Line 3 Oil pipeline. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — On September 18 nearly 100 people rallied and marched to call for an end to the Line 3 oil pipeline. The Climate Justice Committee organized the rally to continue pressure on President Biden and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to end the permits for Line 3. | Michael Johnson, an indigenous youth organizer with the Bloomington Anti Racist Coalition, started out the rally telling organizers, "As a young person, it's difficult to let your voice be heard. But I say our time is here and now. If you truly label yourself as an indigenous ally, use your voice, sign petitions, show up at rallies a…

Fight Back (2021-09-20). Highway bannering keeps Palestine solidarity in focus. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On September 16, thousands of rush-hour commuters on Interstate 94 saw banners with slogans like "Free Palestine," "End apartheid" and "End ethnic cleansing" hung from the Loring Park footbridge, amid a sea of Palestinian flags. Activists from American Muslims for Palestine – Minnesota (AMP-MN), the Anti-War Committee (AWC) and Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) then rallied in the park with chants and speeches. | The occasion was the anniversary of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila Massacre in Lebanon, when an invading Israeli army encouraged local right-wing militias to murder thousands of Palesti…

Lyn Neeley (2021-09-20). Nabisco strikers force company concessions. workers.org Portland, Ore. September 19 — Striking Nabisco workers at six locations across the country voted "yes" to the latest contract offer by the owners, Mondelƒìz International. However, the overwhelming sentiment expressed by strikers in Portland was a resounding "No!" Workers World Party members at Nabisco strike support rally, Portland, Sept. . . . |

Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir (2021-09-20). Creating and Codifying the Right to be Remembered. globalresearch.ca It …

rebekah (2021-09-20). The Millionaires Surtax in House Tax Committee Proposal. inequality.org

Answer Coalition (2021-09-20). Iraq war veteran confronts George W. Bush: "You lied!" answercoalition.org

Fight Back (2021-09-20). SDS at Texas A&M demands takedown of Confederate statue. fightbacknews.org College Station, TX – On September 16, Students for a Democratic Society at Texas A&M University held a protest against the continued presence of a Confederate statue on their campus, racial profiling in the surrounding community, and how TAMU continually fails to meet the needs of Black students on campus. | Roughly 60 students, faculty and community members demonstrated in front of the Lawrence Sullivan Ross statue, calling for it to be taken down. Protesters chanted, "Hey, ho, ho, Sully Ross has got to go!" | Amorae' Shamberger, from the organization Round Table Talks, spoke about her experiences as an Africa…

Fight Back (2021-09-20). °Lucha por el derecho a votar! fightbacknews.org Desde 2013 cuando la Corte Suprema con mayoría conservadora debilitó la Ley de Derecho al Voto de 1965, Republicanos y derechistas han intentado pasar más y más restricciones jurídicas al voto. El objetivo principal de estos esfuerzos es reprimir los votos de afroamericanos, quienes llevan mucho tiempo luchando en contra del racismo del Partido Republicano moderno. Estos esfuerzos han incrementado tras la derrota electoral de Donald Trump en las elecciones presidenciales del 2020 y la victoria de un senador afroamericano en Georgia. Las mentiras de Trump y sus aliados acerca de fraude electoral se han unido a la…

Editor2 (2021-09-20). The European Left Rejects The European Parliament's Proposed Resolution Against Cuba. orinocotribune.com In view of the new resolution against Cuba proposed in the European Parliament today, 16 September 2021, the European Left considers that this resolution constitutes an unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of a country. This is intolerable and therefore the European Parliament needs to vote against it. | This motion for a resolution violates the Political Dialo…

Dean Baker (2021-09-20). Evil Doers: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Pandemic. cepr.net Now that George W. Bush is back in the news with his attacks on the Trumpist insurrectionists, it might be worth reviving one of the great lines of his presidency. After the September 11th attack, when Bush decided to go after not just the terrorists who planned the hijackings, but all sorts of people around the world he didn't like, he lumped them together as "evil-doers." That may not be the most eloquent phrase, but it works well as a description of the modern pharmaceutical industry. | Some may find this description of the pharmaceutical industry abhorrent. After all, they develop life-saving drugs and vaccin…

Gerald E. Scorse (2021-09-20). Biden: Tilt Taxes to the Middle Class. dissidentvoice.org The bad news is that taxes in America are tilted in favor of the rich. The best news is that we could be only weeks away from a tilt in favor of the middle class: the reforms President Biden is urging to help balance the Administration's $3.5 trillion budget bill. The changes won't be going …

David Vine, Patterson Deppen, Leah Bolger (2021-09-20). Drawdown: Improving U.S. and Global Security Through Military Base Closures Abroad. fpif.org Despite the withdrawal of U.S. military bases and troops from Afghanistan, the United States continues to maintain approximately 750 military bases abroad in 80 foreign countries and colonies (territories). These bases are costly in a number of ways: financially, politically, socially, and environmentally. U.S. bases in foreign lands often raise geopolitical tensions, support undemocratic regimes, and serve as a recruiting tool or militant groups opposed to foreign military occupation and governments bolstered by U.S. installations. In other cases, foreign bases are being used and have made it easier for the Unit…

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-09-20). US, India prepare to play spoiler in Afghanistan. asiatimes.com As expected, the situation in Afghanistan was the focal point of the discussions at the 20th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe on Friday. Yet the SCO's Dushanbe Declaration is scanty on the topic. The 8,300-word document devoted hardly 170 words to the Afghan situation. It made just three inane points, namely, …

Staff (2021-09-20). Cuba and the US: A tale of two prison systems. therealnews.com In this episode of Rattling the Bars, TRNN Executive Producer and former Black Panther Eddie Conway discusses the differences between prisons in Cuba and in the United States. Of the two, only one incarcerates children, only one deliberately isolates prisoners from their families and communities, and only one uses long-term solitary confinement as a routine punishment—and it's not Cuba. "In Cuba you don't have solitary confinement," Conway says. "Because that's inhumane."

Bertil Lintner (2021-09-20). US encircling China on multiple new Cold War fronts. asiatimes.com The Indo-Pacific's Cold War is heating up as the region splits ever more decisively into opposed camps with a loose alliance of US-led democratic powers on one side and authoritarian China and its aligned satellites on the other. And the first economic salvos of the contest launched by Donald Trump's trade war are becoming more …

Michael Phillis (2021-09-20). Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost, relieving rivers. peoplesworld.org ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of abandoned coal mines in the U.S. have been polluting rivers and streams for decades, in some cases harming fish and contaminating drinking water. Now efforts to finally clean up the sites could soon get a big boost. Tucked into the Senate-passed infrastructure bill is $11.3 billion for the cleanup …

_____ (2021-09-20). Met Gala Protest: Interview With An Activist. popularresistance.org A photo-journalist and activist who was at the Met Gala told Left Voice about the brutal police attack on protesters and gives a perspective on AOC's participation in the event. | The Met Gala, a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute that is also a gathering of celebrities, politicians, and the wealthy and well connected took place on September 13. The bourgeois press coverage focused on the celebrity spectacle, nearly ignoring the horrific police attack on abolitionist activists protesting outside the event, many of whom were arrested. Left Voice spoke with Prince, a photo-journalist…

Ann Brown (2021-09-20). The Feds Are Watching: Law Enforcement, ICE Sign Deal with Coinbase For 'Analytics Software'. moguldom.com The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has just inked a $1.36 million deal with Coinbase for analytics software and it's reportedly around 40 times larger than the last deal the agency made with the crypto exchange. Under the new contract, Coinbase will provide the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) branch with blockchain analytics software. Coinbase …

Dennis Broe (2021-09-20). Strikes and financial tomfoolery highlight an alternative global fall TV season. peoplesworld.org It's Emmy Award season, but rather than dwell on television's past it might be better to dwell on its future. What follows are the best (and worst) of fall series previewed at the recently concluded Series Mania, the Festival of Global Television in the French northwest former mining center of Lille where many of the …

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-09-20). Rocky road ahead for new left-leaning Peruvian government. peoplesworld.org Peruvian president Pedro Castillo took office July 28 following a narrow electoral victory on June 6 and official certification of voting results on July 19. Then and since, right-wing opposition forces have viciously attacked Castillo and his Perú Libre (Free Peru) party. Defamatory media blasts from virtually all Peruvian news sources have been constant. Unfounded …

Ann Brown (2021-09-20). As Afghanistan Refugees Are Welcomed, Biden Administration To Send Thousands Of Haitians Back Home. moguldom.com Some find it odd that while the U.S. government is welcoming Afghan refugees, it is deporting Haitians. The U.S. is seeing a flood of refugees making their way to its borders. During the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan after a 20-year occupation, the U.S. decided to evacuate Afghans who had worked with the U.S. in …

Staff (2021-09-20). Venezuela's Delcy Rodríguez Demands President Mario Abdo Honor Paraguay's Debt to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com In her role as acting finance minister, the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, demanded that the President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, pay the debt that Paraguay owes Venezuela, which his country has refused to pay. The debt amounts to more than $360 million. | In a post on her Twitter account @delcyrodriguezv, the Venezuelan vice president said that "as head of the Ministry of Finance, I call on @MaritoAbdo to honor the debt that Paraguay owes Venezuela." She then expressed her support for the public challenge of President Nicolás Maduro Moros to his counterparts from Uruguay and Paragu…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-09-20). Patriarch Bartholomew Is a Proxy of US Interests Against Russia. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-20). US main cause of Saudi aggression against Yemeni nation. en.mehrnews.com The head of the Yemeni Supreme Political Council said that the United States is the main cause of the aggression against Yemen and other countries are its executive tools.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-20). Horrific explosion hits Al-Bukamal in Syria. en.mehrnews.com News sources reported a horrific explosion in the Syrian border town of Al-Bukamal and the possibility of a US drone strike in the area.

Eric Strikwerda (2021-09-20). The tail wags the dog in Alberta. Can we expect the same if Erin O'Toole forms government in Ottawa? canadiandimension.com Conservative leader Erin O'Toole and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney appear at the United Conservative Party's online convention from Nobelford, Alberta in October 2020. Screenshot from YouTube. | Erin O'Toole has rightly taken much heat of late for first praising Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's handling of the pandemic in that province, and then refusing to respond to reporters' questions about whether he still holds the view that Kenney has done a better job on the COVID file than Justin Trudeau. | COVID, of course, and the response of governments to it, remains one of the top issues of the day. This is part…

Dr. Edward Hunt (2021-09-20). Somewhere Over the Afghan Horizon, U.S. Drones Still Fly. globalresearch.ca

Kevin Gosztola (2021-09-20). Twenty Years In A Security State: The CIA's Torture Business After 9/11. thedissenter.org (Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: public domain / Wikimedia)[Editor's Note: To mark the 20th anniversary of the rise of the American security state after the September 11th attacks, The Dissenter presents a retrospective on this transformation in policing and government. Each entry in the CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou was asked in July 2002 if he wanted to be trained in "enhanced interrogation techniques." He was on…

Dana Sanchez (2021-09-20). Morgan Stanley: Expect Stocks To Fall 20 Percent In Destructive Outcome For Bull Market. moguldom.com Some deteriorating market indicators and the end of major pandemic relief programs suggest a coming plunge of more than 20 percent in U.S. stocks as the economy returns to a more normalized pace. The transition could be rougher than many expect, according to Morgan Stanley, which is considered more bearish than most Wall Street strategists. In …

Ann Brown (2021-09-20). 3 Takeaways From University Of Minnesota Professor's Review Of Darity And Mullen's Case For Reparations. moguldom.com A University of Minnesota professor has some problems with reparations scholars William Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen's argument for reparations for Native Black Americans. In an article for The Nation, William P. Jones laid out his concerns about Darity and Mullen's plan for reparations, which they detailed in the book "From Here to Equality: Reparations for …

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