2021-10-09: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-10-09). Water as Weapon of War: Activists Say Israel is Drying Out the West Bank to Drive Out Palestinians. orinocotribune.com By Jessica Buxbaum — Oct 6, 2021 | What was billed as a cooperative venture between Palestine and Israel is merely the occupation of water in disguise. | Masafer Yatta, occupied West Bank — Last weekend, around Amid a sea of rippling Palestinia…

Ben Norton (2021-10-09). Behind NATO's 'cognitive warfare': 'Battle for your brain' waged by Western militaries. thegrayzone.com Western governments in the NATO military alliance are developing tactics of "cognitive warfare," using the supposed threats of China and Russia to justify waging a "battle for your brain" in the "human domain," to "make everyone a weapon." NATO is developing new forms of warfare to wage a "battle for the brain," as the military alliance put it. The US-led NATO military cartel has tested novel modes of hybrid warfare against its self-declared adversaries, including economic warfare, cyber warfare, information …

Ben Norton (2021-10-09). Behind NATO's 'cognitive warfare': Western militaries are waging a 'battle for your brain'. thegrayzone.com Western governments in the NATO military alliance are developing tactics of "cognitive warfare," using the supposed threats of China and Russia to justify waging a "battle for your brain" in the "human domain," to "make everyone a weapon." NATO is developing new forms of warfare to wage a "battle for the brain," as the military alliance put it. The US-led NATO military cartel has tested novel modes of hybrid warfare against its self-declared adversaries, including economic warfare, cyber warfare, information …

Tania Glyde (2021-10-09). [Perspectives] Rebuilding happiness. thelancet.com It may seem courageous, even foolhardy, for a scientific and cultural institution to put on exhibitions dedicated to joy and tranquillity. Foolhardy because a joyful experience in western culture might well have been underpinned by someone else's labour in the Global South. And in the COVID-19 pandemic, joy and tranquillity, for many, have been hard to come by. The Joy and Tranquillity exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection, London, UK, are part of the On Happiness season, which aims to "celebrate the complexity of positive emotions".

Real Progressives (2021-10-09). The Pandora Papers: why does South Dakota feature so heavily? realprogressives.org Why the super-rich are targeting the Mount Rushmore state.

WSWS (2021-10-09). Pandora Papers reveal finance minister profited from offshore account as misery ravages Brazil. wsws.org The revelations stand as a testimony to the rampant social inequality that is the defining trait of Brazilian capitalism, provoking deep nervousness within ruling circles.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). Ecuador: Pandora Papers Could Take Lasso Down — Arauz Calls for New Election. libya360.wordpress.com HispanTV President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, claimed that he has no hidden property in tax havens. Former presidential candidate for correismo, Andrés Arauz, has opined that Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has lost legitimacy, and has urged for new elections take place. In an interview with Spanish news agency EFE, Arauz called for the resignation of…

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-09). Fiscalía de Chile inicia investigación penal contra presidente Sebastián Piñera por Pandora Papers. telesurtv.net Se investigarán los delitos tributarios, cohecho y soborno, tras revelaciones de que hizo negocios en un paraíso fiscal.

International Indian Treaty Council (2021-10-09). Monday 10/11: Annual Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony on Indigenous People's Day (broadcast). indybay.org Radio broadcast on KPFA 94.1 FM or IITC Facebook page…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-10-09). How Facebook's Quest for Profits Is Paved on Hate and Lies. zcomm.org New revelations by a whistleblower prove that the world's largest social media platform understands clearly its negative impact on society, but that profits are a greater lure than preserving democracy…

New Atlas (2021-10-09). Uyghur Tribunal: US Lawfare at its Lowest. newatlas.report October 9, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — The so-called "Uyghur Tribunal" is promoted across the Western media as an "independent" tribunal. AP claims that it seeks to lay out evidence that will "compel international action to tackle growing concerns about alleged abuses in Xinjiang." The tribunal — having no legal basis or enforcement mechanism — …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). The New Bolivian Regime Change Attempt, & its Terror Tactics. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea Two years ago, I underestimated the power of U.S. imperialism, to the consequence of having a nasty shock when I found out that Bolivia's president had been forced to resign in a U.S.-orchestrated military coup. I had anticipated that Washington would carry out a regime change attempt in Bolivia for months prior to…

Staff (2021-10-09). Mexico Talks: Norway Confirms Next Round to Take Place During October 17 to 20. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 8, Norway confirmed that the next round of the dialogue between the delegations of the Venezuelan government and the extreme right opposition will take place from October 17 to 20 in Mexico City, where the previous rounds of the dialogue were held. | This was announced by the embassy of Norway in Mexico through its official Twitter account, @NoruegaMexCA. | In late September, just before the third round was to begin, an impasse had emerged between the Norwegian facilitating team and the government of Venezuela. However, on September 25, the head of the Venezuelan government delegation, National…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). Parliamentary Elections Will Not Address Major Concerns Raised by Popular Protests in Iraq. libya360.wordpress.com Abdul Rahman Iraqi security personnel voted in the special voting process conducted for them on October 8, two days prior to the national voting day on October 10. (Photo: Iraqi News Agency) The elections are taking place one year ahead of schedule following popular protests that broke out in October 2019 against the failure of…

David Penner (2021-10-09). The Branch Covidians are Waging War on Humanity. dissidentvoice.org All embarked, the party launched out on the sea's foaming lanes while the son of Atreus told his troops to wash, to purify themselves from the filth of the plague. They scoured it off, threw scourings in the surf and sacrificed to Apollo full-grown bulls and goats along the beaten shore of the fallow barren …

_____ (2021-10-09). Month After Federal Unemployment Program Ended Was Worst for Job Growth of 2021. popularresistance.org Above Photo: Damian Dovarganes / AP Phot 'That's Progress' In the first month after the Biden administration allowed a pandemic-era unemployment benefit boost used by 8 million people to expire, the US economy recorded its slowest increase since US President Joe Biden took office in January. According to a new jobs report published by the US Department …

Fight Back (2021-10-09). Tampa students protest to defund university police. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On September 29, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic (SDS) held a protest calling for the University of South Florida (USF) to defund its campus police force. The students pointed to the police force's budget of about $7 million, which is higher than many colleges on campus. Last year, citing budget concerns, USF attempted to close the College of Education, which has a budget of about $6 million, until student protests and public outrage forced them to keep it open. | A speech called attention to the USF police department's participation in the 1033 Program, which allows police departments to buy sur…

Bryant Diaz (2021-10-09). Che 54: Screenprinting Session. peoplesforum.org Be a part of celebrating the life, actions and theory of Ernesto Che Guevara. Visit our art studio between 3PM – 5PM on Saturday, October 9th, and screen print an image of Che.

David Chung (2021-10-09). Zines & Creative Writing Workshop. peoplesforum.org Editorial Negra Presents—Zines & Creative Writing Workshop! | A free creative session on poetry and zines culture! No experience is needed, only a creative spirit and love for poetry. | Register at:

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). China plays key role in tackling global biodiversity crisis, says expert. ecns.cn China, with a long history of nature conservation, got a key role to play in helping tackle the global biodiversity crisis, which is equally on center stage with climate change, a U.S. expert has said.

Ana Perdigón (2021-10-09). 21N: CNE Ready for October 10 Electoral Drill. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 8, Pedro Calzadilla, president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, announced that 90% of the work regarding the deployment and reception of materials to be used in the mock election this Sunday, October 10, is complete. | During a CNE press conference, Calzadilla informed that 446 voting centers and 1,386 polling stations will be enabled throughout Venezuela for the electoral drill. The mock vote is part of the electoral cycle schedule for the regional and municipal elections to be held on November 21. | El presidente del Poder Electoral, Pedro Calzadilla, informó que ya alcan…

WSWS (2021-10-09). University of Michigan maintains in-person classes despite shooting threat. wsws.org Despite calls from members of the campus to move classes and activities online for the day, the university maintained an in-person schedule on Monday, reflecting the indifference of the ruling class to the lives and safety of the population.

Editor2 (2021-10-09). Haiti has the World's Second Largest Iridium Deposits. orinocotribune.com By Graham G. Henry — Oct 6, 2021 | As difficult to work with as it is rare, iridium is found in large quantities in Haiti's southeast, which has the second largest reserves in the world. This metal is today worth more than gold and Bitcoin. Its resistance to high temperatures and corrosion makes it almost indispensable in the manufacture of aircraft engines and deep water pipelines. Its exploitation could be a lever for the revival of the Haitian economy and the creation of millions of jobs, argues the economics professor, Dr. Henry Vixamar. | Haiti has one of the largest iridium reserves in the world. The c…

_____ (2021-10-09). 23 Gone, Countless More to Save. popularresistance.org September 29 was a particularly difficult day. That was the day the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared its intention to remove 23 long-unseen species — including the ivory-billed woodpecker and a mussel called the flat pigtoe — from the protection of the Endangered Species Act. The agency did this not because those species have recovered, but because they never will.

Moderator (2021-10-09). America's Warmongers Are Still Unrepentant. scheerpost.com [ By The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was marked by days of remembrances — for the courageous rescue workers of that moment, for the thousands murdered as the Twin Towers collapsed, for those who died in the Pentagon, or in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, fighting off the hijackers of the commercial jet they were in, as well as for those who fought…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-09). Turkey plans to purchase 40 new, modernize 80 more U.S. F-16s. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Reuters: Turkey wants to buy 40 F-16 fighters from the USA Turkey has asked the United States to purchase 40 F-16 fighters, as well as modernize about 80 American fighters that Ankara has…. …the deal is estimated at billions of dollars, but is still being studied by the State Department and the relevant government agency …

Rebecca Ray (2021-10-09). Rhetoric, meet reality: how to green the Belt and Road Initiative. mronline.org After much talk, concrete frameworks and guidelines are finally arriving, and the stage is set for China to improve its green credentials on the Belt and Road.

Staff (2021-10-09). Credit Suisse: Venezuela's GDP to Grow 5.5% in 2021. orinocotribune.com Credit Suisse investment bank has forecast that Venezuela's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 5.5% in the current year. | Among the factors driving the economic growth, the first to be recorded since 2013, "are the positive effects on income due to high oil prices and the widespread use of foreign currency in daily economic activities." According to Credit Suisse's latest report, Venezuela may be entering a "new phase." | "Our estimate for next year assumes the stability of oil production and non-oil GDP growth of approximately 4%," states the October report of Credit Suisse, the well-known bank headquart…

Northshore Counter Info (2021-10-09). Kingston: Banner Drop to Defend Wedzin Kwa. itsgoingdown.org Action report of banner drop in solidarity with the Gidimt'en Clan. Originally posted to North Shore Counter-Info. On the morning of October 6th we dropped a banner beside the 401, partially covering up a sign celebrating the colonial legacy of John A Macdonald and the city of Kingston. The banner read: RECONCILIATION MEANS LAND BACK…

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). China's national rejuvenation has become historical inevitability: Xi. ecns.cn

Fight Back (2021-10-09). Memphis Kellogg's workers on the picket line. fightbacknews.org Memphis, TN – At midnight on Tuesday, October 5, workers at Kellogg's factories across the United States went on strike. Union workers in Memphis say the company made an unacceptable offer at contract time. | Rob Eafan, a member of the local union's leadership, said of the contract, "The company wants to have a permanent two-tier wage system, with reduced wages and benefits for our new employees. The bottom line: it's all about corporate greed. The company made record profits throughout this pandemic while working us record hours," he said. "And they had record bonuses of 158%." | The Bakery, Confectionery, Toba…

Dean Baker (2021-10-09). Econ 101 for the "It's Hard to Get Good Help" Crowd at the Washington Post. cepr.net Some folks recognize various bird cries, others can identify the howling of a wolf, but any good economist can quickly recognize the "it's hard to get good help" cry of the privileged. The Washington Post gave columnist Gary Abernathy the opportunity to make his cry at length today. Abernathy is upset that we took steps …

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Socialism with Chinese characteristics only correct path toward national rejuvenation: Xi. ecns.cn Socialism with Chinese characteristics has proven to be the only correct path to realize national rejuvenation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday.

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-10-09). Peruvian president reshuffles cabinet, changes seven ministers "in favor of governability" peoplesdispatch.org The cabinet reshuffle has triggered conflict in the Free Peru party. Nevertheless, legislators across the left have vowed to remain united and support social reforms in the country…

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-10-09). Finance capital and the World Economy. mronline.org THE period of neo-liberalism witnesses an increase in the share of economic surplus in total output both in individual countries and also for the world as a whole.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-09). NATO chief in Spain to plan next year's summit, meets with monarch. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Secretary General visits Spain to prepare Madrid Summit NATO's next Summit will take place in Madrid on 29-30 June 2022, the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced during a visit by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (08 October 2021). The Secretary General also met with the King of Spain, His Majesty Felipe VI …

WSWS (2021-10-09). Newly-installed premier of NSW accelerates Australia's dangerous "reopening" wsws.org The new roadmap demonstrates that Dominic Perrottet's ascension was bound up with the ruling class campaign to force the population to "live with" the deadly virus.

WSWS (2021-10-09). Deere workers issue statement: "Vote NO to the UAW-Deere garbage contract! Rank-and-file workers must have oversight over balloting!" wsws.org The recently formed John Deere Workers Rank-and-File Committee issued a statement on Friday calling on workers to oppose the UAW's efforts to push through another pro-company agreement.

WSWS (2021-10-09). US unions ignore workers' demands during negotiations with auto parts maker Dana. wsws.org Even after workers voted for strike authorization, unanimously in some cases, the United Auto Workers and United Steelworkers unions have downplayed any talk of industrial action.

Fight Back (2021-10-09). Transit workers demonstrate against CTA's attempt to fire bus driver. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – After several takeback contracts in a row, the imposition of part-time status on new hires, sub-par health insurance with an ever growing price tag that eats up wage increases, and being left to fend for themselves during the pandemic with no PPE or hazard pay, CTA workers in Amalgamated Transit Union Local 241/308 are fighting back. They've organized themselves into a caucus called the Justice Coalition. This rank-and-file caucus publishes a newsletter called Finally Got the News, which was inspired by the documentary of the same name, about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit…

Editor (2021-10-09). U.S. Covid death toll hits 700,000: A massacre by the capitalist system. mronline.org The United States marked a grim milestone Oct. 1 as the 700,000th death from COVID-19 was officially registered. Since January of 2020 the United States has also counted over 43 million cases, the most of any country on the planet for both deaths and infections.

Mirah Riben (2021-10-09). Surrogacy and Adoption are Not Gay Rights Issues. dissidentvoice.org Abstract Wanting to be a parent is natural, but while there is a constitutionally protected right to parent one's child, there is no right to have or obtain a child. Opposition to surrogacy is for the same reason it is illegal in most of the world: exploitation of women and commodification of children. Likewise, there …

WSWS (2021-10-09). Ex-Australian PM conducts provocative visit to Taiwan. wsws.org Abbott effectively called for military measures by the US and its allies, declaring that "Taiwan's friends" had to "let Beijing know that any attempt at coercion would have incalculable consequences."

_____ (2021-10-09). The Karankawa were said to be extinct. Now they're reviving their culture. popularresistance.org Historians long thought the Karankawa people had disappeared. But now a group of descendants is fighting to protect a coastal area — where thousands of Karankawa artifacts were found — from an encroaching oil export facility.

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-10-09). Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People's Campaign. dissidentvoice.org In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask: Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? — Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? [p. 141] The …

WSWS (2021-10-09). Flash flooding claims four lives in Alabama. wsws.org A 4-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman perished in separate incidents when the cars they were riding in were overtaken by rushing waters in northeast Alabama.

Newsclick (2021-10-09). The fate of EU and NATO in times of US-China rivalry. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the strategic choices ahead of NATO and the European Union as the US intensifies its encirclement of China. What are the options before the EU countries amid the rapidly changing scenario? What is the change in military configurations and the new possibilities that trade opens up?

WSWS (2021-10-09). Striking Buffalo Mercy Hospital workers speak out. wsws.org The strike by 2,200 nurses and other health care workers against South Buffalo's Mercy Hospital is entering its second week.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-09). Video: NATO's 30-nation Military Committee in Georgia Discusses "Permanent Threat from Russia in the Two Breakaway Regions" globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-09). Biden downplays disastrous September jobs report, touts pandemic "success" wsws.org In the face of a report showing a gain of just 194,000 jobs in September, the president sought to change the subject, playing up the modest drop in new COVID-19 cases and "progress" on his spending bills.

WSWS (2021-10-09). Jacobin boosts Teamsters bureaucracy's campaign to "organize" Amazon workers. wsws.org Jacobin and the Democratic Socialists of America speak for a privileged upper middle-class layer that wants to block a rank-and-file movement of workers and prevent it from coming under the influence and leadership of genuine socialists.

_____ (2021-10-09). Haiti Aided Latinx Independence; Latinxs Return The Favor With Silence. popularresistance.org Presently, Haitians are suffering the worst abuses and, even more painfully, a piercing silence, by the people the country has helped most. The same Latinx organizations that rightfully rallied when migrant children were held in cages and separated from their parents have mostly been quiet as a new border crisis unfolds.

Dean Baker (2021-10-09). Cheap Fun Saturday: Job Growth Under Biden and Trump. cepr.net The job gain of 194,000 reported for September was well below what most of us had expected, but the overall picture was considerably brighter than this figure suggests. First, the main factor depressing job growth in the month was a loss of 161,000 jobs in state and local education. That one has me and others …

WSWS (2021-10-09). Video: SEP Electoral Members call on supporters to fight Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org "The Socialist Equality Party is the only political party that is warning workers and young people about the dangers of war."

Moderator (2021-10-09). Joseph Weisberg: Is America's View of 'Evil' Russia Merely Projection? scheerpost.com Former CIA officer, author and Emmy award-winning creator, Joseph Weisberg. [Photo courtesy of Twitter] | Click to subscribe on: The relationship between the United States and Russia has been troubled for more than half a century, most notably during the decades-long Cold War that, despite never turning "hot," led to many deaths on both sides as well as in countri…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). The Propaganda War Against China. libya360.wordpress.com On Saturday 9 October 2021 (2pm Britain, 9am US Eastern, 9pm China), Friends of Socialist China are hosting an international webinar to discuss the intensifying information warfare being waged by the US and its allies against the People's Republic of China. We will discuss the relationship between this propaganda onslaught and the New Cold War;…

RT (2021-10-09). The US Cannot Defend Taiwan, and China Knows It. dissidentvoice.org The US is playing a dangerous game of putting a public face on a policy of defending Taiwan from China, for which it has zero capability to implement. Following a recent escalation of tensions between Beijing and Taipei, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Saturday to pursue "reunification" with Taiwan by peaceful means and warned …

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Xi expounds on what past 110 years have shown to Chinese since 1911 Revolution. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday expounded on what the past 110 years have shown to the Chinese people since the Revolution of 1911 while addressing a meeting marking the 110th anniversary of the historical event.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-09). Belgian Workers' Party calls for reducing VAT on electricity and gas. peoplesdispatch.org The 21% Value Added Tax on electricity and gas is some of the highest in Europe, according to the Workers' Party of Belgium. A petition demanding a reduction in the VAT has been endorsed by over 250,000 people…

WSWS (2021-10-09). Wall Street cracks the whip and Senate passes short-term extension of debt ceiling. wsws.org When it comes to the basic financial interests of the corporate-financial oligarchy, and Wall Street gives the marching orders, partisan gridlock in Congress suddenly dissipates.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-09). Continuous innovation in warfare development: Polish general appointed head of NATO's Joint Warfare Centre. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Major General Malinowski Assumes Command of NATO's Joint Warfare Centre Polish Army Major General Piotr Malinowski assumed command of NATO's Joint Warfare Centre from German Navy Rear Admiral Jan C. Kaack during a Change of Command Ceremony held at the Centre's Harald Haarfagre Auditorium on October 8, 2021. French Air Force General Philippe Lavigne, NATO's …

_____ (2021-10-09). Kaiser Permanente Employees May Strike Over Two-Tier Pay System. popularresistance.org On Monday, UNAC/UHCP will announce the results of a vote among its 24,000 Kaiser employees in Southern California to authorize a strike. With nearly 80% of the union's members having already returned their votes as of this writing, the energy appears pointed toward approval of the authorization.

_____ (2021-10-09). Why is the GEO Group getting paid to fly deportation flights to Haiti? popularresistance.org Deportation flights are a big business. Typically these flights are managed by ICE Air Operations. The chain of responsibility runs like this: ICE's office of Enforcement and Removal Operations is the entity responsible for deporting people. ERO oversees ICE Air Operations. ICE Air Operations owns none of its own planes. So, ICE signs a contract with a private vendor to coordinate removal flights.

WSWS (2021-10-09). 375 Michigan children infected with COVID-19 every day. wsws.org Data shows that the increase in both child infections and community spread are being driven by the forced reopening of schools.

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Chinese people hope to see all peoples of world leading happy, peaceful lives: Xi. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China needs not only a stable and united domestic environment but also a peaceful and stable international environment to realize national rejuvenation.

WSWS (2021-10-09). Ticket-sellers' dispute with concert venue forces Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to relocate performances. wsws.org The dispute between the IATSE ticket-sellers union and the Music Center at Strathmore in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. is part of a rising wave of working class struggle which has been building against the corporate efforts to force workers to bear the burden of the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-10-09). Philippines overwhelmed by COVID-19 onslaught. wsws.org Amid a devastating COVID surge, and with fewer than 22 million people fully vaccinated in a population of 110 million, the Duterte government is overseeing a social disaster.

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Xi says Taiwan question will be resolved as national rejuvenation becomes reality. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that the Taiwan question arose out of the weakness and chaos of the Chinese nation, and it will be resolved as national rejuvenation becomes a reality.

WSWS (2021-10-09). Financial parasitism and the decline of US industry. wsws.org A speech by US President Joe Biden this week was a chronicle of the decline of US industrial capacity as well as economic and social infrastructure.

IMEMC (2021-10-09). Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-09). In historic vote, 60,000 Hollywood workers authorize first ever countrywide strike. mronline.org Workers employed in major film and television production houses have complained of abysmal working conditions such as long hours, often exceeding 12 hours a day, low wages and low healthcare contributions from producers.

WSWS (2021-10-09). Kevin Eugene Smith, son of famed photojournalist, discusses MGM's burying of Minamata. wsws.org The following interview is with Kevin Eugene Smith, a lawyer, former television producer and journalist, and manager of the photographic estate of his father, W. Eugene Smith.

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). U.S., China need to enhance people-to-people exchanges, say online forum speakers. ecns.cn

WSWS (2021-10-09). "At least half the battle is at home": The domestic considerations behind the US provocations against China. wsws.org The systematic efforts by the United States to provoke a confrontation with China cannot be understood outside of the deepening domestic political crisis.

Editor (2021-10-09). Extracting Profits — imperialism, climate change and resistance in Africa. mronline.org 2018 seems like a lifetime ago. When 'Extracting Profit' came out that year, the COVID-19 pandemic was two years away. Since then, the world has been plunged into a devastating crisis, with 4.5 million lives lost globally, including close to 200,000 reported deaths on the African continent.

_____ (2021-10-09). Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Speech Disrupted by Water Protectors. popularresistance.org During a swearing-in ceremony of the new Dean and President Anthony Niedwiecki at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law on September 23, 2021, water protectors disrupted Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison's keynote speech to gauge his support of Line 3.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-09). Syria: 57-vehicle U.S. convoy brings weapons from Iraq. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US occupation brings in vehicles loaded with weapons to its bases in Hasaka countryside US occupation forces brought in a convoy loaded with weapons, ammunition and logistical equipment coming from northern Iraq to their illegal military bases in the Hasaka countryside. Local sources in al-Qahtaniyah in Hasaka's northeastern countryside told SANA [Syrian Arab News Agency] …

Joris Leverink (2021-10-09). What a Soviet ideologue can teach us about the climate crisis. roarmag.org Intervening in the unfolding disaster of our climate crisis, Elon Musk recently

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-09). Sportswashing at Tyneside: Saudi Arabia moves into English Football. dissidentvoice.org The recent acquisition of the Newcastle United football club by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, along with financier Amanda Staveley and the billionaire Reuben brothers, was a source of much excitement for some former players. Old boy Alan Shearer did little to conceal it. "We can dare to hope again," he rejoiced. In The Guardian, …

Juan Cole (2021-10-09). Iraq is seeking 10 Gigawatts of Solar Power; if World had gone Green in '80s, Would the US have ever invaded Iraq? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In a historic irony, Iraq is turning to solar energy, according to Dania Saadi at SPGlobal. Ali Jawad at the Anadolu Agency reports that the Baghdad government is seeking to generate 10 gigawatts of solar power for electricity by 2030, though it already has several projects in train that will …

OtherWords (2021-10-09). Immigration Cruelty Goes Beyond the Border. juancole.com By Josue De Luna Navarro | ( Otherwords.org ) — Images of Border Patrol officers on horseback whipping Black migrants shocked many Americans. President Biden called them "outrageous" and "wrong" and promised an investigation. Many members of Congress also spoke out. Given this reaction, you could be forgiven for thinking that abuse like this isn't …

Middle East Monitor (2021-10-09). No Apartheid here: Now Even Meretz Party just Meeting Palestinian Pres. Mahmoud Abbas shakes Israeli Coalition. juancole.com By Adnan Abu Amer | The Israeli political and partisan scene is still experiencing echoes of the meeting that brought together leaders of the left-wing Meretz Party, headed by Nitzan Horowitz, partner in the government coalition, with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, at the Muqata headquarters in Ramallah. This created an atmosphere of tension within the …

Zero Hedge (2021-10-09). University of California, Irvine Director of Medical Ethics Placed on 'Investigatory Leave' over Challenge to Vaccine Mandate. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-10-09). Another Scandal: U.S. Diplomats In Moscow Stealing Personal Belongings From Russians. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The Russian Foreign Ministry accused three US diplomats of stealing personal belongings from a Russian citizen, demanding to remove their diplomatic immunity in order to hold them responsible. | According to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, administrative staff of the US Embassy stole a backpack from a Russian citizen in a cafe in Moscow. The amount of damage is 15 000 rubles (about 200 USD). The victim later wrote a statement to the police.The incident took place on September 17th an was recorded by cameras | They stealers were members of administrative and technical staff of the US…

Allan Fisher (2021-10-09). Saturday 10/9: Free Palestine. indybay.org Ocean at Water Street, Santa Cruz…

The Lancet (2021-10-09). [Editorial] Sexual abuse and exploitation at WHO: an erosion of trust. thelancet.com The final report of an Independent Commission investigating accusations of sexual exploitation and abuse arising from WHO's response to the tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was issued on Sept 28. The report describes dozens of appalling allegations made by vulnerable women and girls, including demands for sex in return for jobs and resources and nine rapes, which resulted in many pregnancies (one in a girl aged 13 years), forced abortions, and 22 children being born.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

Angela (2021-10-09). Saturday 10/9: Free virtual screening of the documentary film "My Ramleh" indybay.org

Labor Video Project (2021-10-09). Italian S.I.Cobas FedEx Workers Face Attack As Leader Is Released & 10/11 Gen Strike On. indybay.org Italian SI Cobas FedEx workers are under attack and the government is also jailing their leaders. They celebrated as a leaders was released and prepared for a general strike on October 11, 2021. There will be a solidarity action at the Italian consulate in San Francisco.

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/21: Evenings at the Estuary: Migratory Monarchs. indybay.org To view via Zoom, please register at this site: | us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMof-C…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

Staff (2021-10-09). Wisconsin cop who shot Jacob Blake will not face civil rights charges, DOJ says, citing lack of evidence for 'excessive force'. rt.com The US Department of Justice said it will not seek federal civil rights charges against the Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake during a domestic incident last year, noting it could not prove "excessive force" was used. | The DOJ announced the decision in a Friday

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

Andrew Green (2021-10-09). [Obituary] Abebech Gobena. thelancet.com Humanitarian and founder of an organisation to support orphaned and vulnerable children and their communities. She was born on Oct 20, 1935, in Shebel Abo, Ethiopia, and died of COVID-19 on July 4, 2021, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, aged 85 years.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-09). Military Situation In Syria On October 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 11 times: 6 — in Idlib province, 2 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On October 8, Israeli warplanes attacked T4 Airbase in the Homs province. Most of the missiles were destroyed by SAA air defense systems | On October 7, Russian Military Police and Turkish Army carried out a patrol near Darbasiyah | On October 8, SAA artillery shelled positi…

_____ (2021-10-09). Thousands of Police Killings Are Unreported. popularresistance.org According to a report in the Lancet , between 1980 and 2018 police in the U.S. killed an estimated 30,800 people. This number is 17,000 more than reported by the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), which is a misclassification rate of 55%. The deaths of Black people are the most likely to be undercounted, with 5,670 deaths missing out of an estimated 9,540.

Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli, Giovanni Zuliani, Loris Roncon (2021-10-09). [Correspondence] Age-adjusted D-dimer cutoffs to guide anticoagulation in COVID-19. thelancet.com We read with great interest the Article by Renato D Lopes and colleagues1 showing that, among patients hospitalised with COVID-19 and elevated D-dimer concentration, in-hospital therapeutic anticoagulation with rivaroxaban or enoxaparin followed by rivaroxaban to day 30 did not improve clinical outcomes but increased bleeding compared with prophylactic anticoagulation. However, in their analysis, the authors do not appear to have adequately considered the potential influence of the D-dimer concentration calculated with an age-adjusted cutoff.

teleSUR, lvm, JL (2021-10-09). Ecuatorianos se movilizan exigiendo garantías a los DD.HH. telesurtv.net Estas jornadas de protesta son en defensa del presupuesto para la educación y el cumplimiento de la Ley Orgánica de Educación Intercultural (LOEI).

teleSUR, drl, NG (2021-10-09). Jóvenes de La Guajira colombiana continúan huelga de hambre. telesurtv.net La huelga cumple 19 días y es continuidad de una finalizada en julio, al llegar a un acuerdo con las autoridades locales.

Renato D Lopes, Pedro Gabriel Melo de Barros e Silva, Remo H M Furtado, John H Alexander, Otavio Berwanger (2021-10-09). [Correspondence] Age-adjusted D-dimer cutoffs to guide anticoagulation in COVID-19 — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We appreciate the issues related to normal age-related D-dimer concentrations raised by Marco Zuin and colleagues. The ACTION study1 is a randomised trial designed pragmatically to answer the question of whether patients hospitalised with COVID-19 and elevated D-dimer concentration, without another indication for anticoagulation, should routinely receive therapeutic anticoagulation with the factor Xa inhibitor, rivaroxaban. We found that rivaroxaban 20 mg once daily for 30 days had no benefit and significantly increased bleeding compared with in-hospital prophylactic heparin.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down COVID-19 vaccine booster approvals. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The path to approvals for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has seemed complicated. "This is a confusing set of recommendations," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So let's look at the four groups approved for only the Pfizer booster, thus far. If you got a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine, you're 65 and older, and it's been six months or more, you…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-09). October 7, 2001, US-NATO Invades Afghanistan: It Was An Act Of Self Defense. "America Was Attacked By An 'Unnamed Foreign Power' On 9/11" southfront.org October 7, 2001. Afghanistan is invaded under the doctrine of "self-defense" Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky. Originally published on Global…

Adam Przeworski (2021-10-09). From Revolution to Reformism. zcomm.org Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?

Staff (2021-10-09). 4 Senate Dems Say They Won't Back Budget Deal If Manchin Axes Climate Provisions. truthout.org Democrats in Congress are engaged in an increasingly bitter debate over what to cut from their budget reconciliation package in order to appease party conservatives who refused the original $3.5 trillion price tag. Progressives fear that key climate provisions may be on the chopping block even as President Joe Biden prepares for international climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland. | Four Senate Democrats now say they will only support the reconciliation package and the bipartisan infrastructu…

Staff (2021-10-09). China's Xi calls Taiwan's independence push 'serious hidden danger' & promises 'peaceful reunification' with self-governed island. rt.com Reunification with China best serves the interests of Taiwanese people and will be achieved by peaceful means, Chinese President Xi Jinping insisted, warning foreign nations about interfering in the issue. | "Taiwan independence separatism is the biggest obstacle to achieving the reunification of the motherland and the most serious hidden danger to national rejuvenation," Xi said in a speech at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Saturday. | "Realizing national reunification by peaceful means best serves the interests of the nation as a whole, including our brethren in Taiwan," the President said. | The hist…

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2021-10-09). Wednesday 10/20: Doubling Down for Passing the Women's Health Protection Act w/ NARAL. indybay.org Online teach-in and call to action…

Richard Horton (2021-10-09). [Comment] Offline: How others see us. thelancet.com "A victory for science!" Who could possibly disagree with Christel van Geet, Vice-Rector of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leuven? She was opening a symposium about the defence of rationality during the COVID-19 pandemic, held at the University of Sorbonne, Paris, last week. Jean-Franàßois Delfraissy, President of France's COVID-19 Scientific Council, called COVID-19 vaccines a "miracle". The Rector of the University of Geneva, Yves Flàºckiger, described the contribution of science to the pandemic as "spectacular".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

Karl Kramer (2021-10-09). Friday 10/15: Stop Political Repression in El Salvador. indybay.org El Salvador consulate; 507 Polk Street, San Francisco…

Udani Samarasekera (2021-10-09). [World Report] Experts criticise WHO response to sex abuse allegations. thelancet.com An independent report has documented allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, but commentators have called for stronger outcomes. Udani Samarasekera reports.

Radical Women Won't Stop (2021-10-09). Speakout for Reproductive Justice in San Francisco. indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade this fall. On October 3 Radical Women held a rally for voices to be heard on the right of women and all people to control their own bodies.

Lis Cox (2021-10-09). Radical Women Speak Out for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Radical Women, Raging Grannies and others held a spirited rally for Women's Reproductive Justice at the SF Federal Building this last Sunday. Here is my short video from the action.

AAPFBAS (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/14: #TeachTruth: National Teach-in for Truth About Systemic Racism & Sexism in U.S. Curricula. indybay.org Online teach-in via Zoom…

Equal Rights Advocates, partners (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/21: 2021 Latina Equal Pay Day & Essential Women Worker Summit. indybay.org Online event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids a step closer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccination for children under 12 is one step closer to reality. Pfizer announced that it submitted data of their phase 2 and phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 in children ages 5—11 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A formal submission to request emergency use authorization (EUA) of the company's COVID-19 vaccine in children in this age group is expected in the coming weeks. The FDA will need to analyze data before a decision…

sputniknews (2021-10-09). US Justice Dept. Declines to Charge Officer Over Shooting of Black Man in Wisconsin. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Justice Department said in a press release it will not pursue charges against a police officer that shot African American man Jacob Blake Jr. in the back seven times last year.

Equal Rights Advocates, partners (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/21: Convenio 2021 Sobre el Dia de Pago Igual Para Las Latinas y Las Trabajadoras Esenciales. indybay.org Evento en línea…

Ryan Devereaux (2021-10-09). U.S. Organizing $5 Million Gun Sale to Mexican Forces Accused of Murder & Kidnapping. zcomm.org As the two countries meet this week to discuss security cooperation, lawmakers see the sale as evidence of a systemic problem…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-09). Russian-Sponsored Reconciliation Process In Southern Syria Reaches Eastern Daraa (Photos). southfront.org Syrian soldiers in Tel Rifaat city, Illustrative image. | On October 9, Syrian authorities launched the reconciliation process in the eastern countryside of Dara with support from Russia. | Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and a force from the Russian Military Police entered the town of Nassib, where a border crossing with Jordan is located. A reconciliation center was opened in the town under an agreement that was reached earlier this week. | Dozens of gunmen from Nassib and the nearby towns of Om Elmiathin a…

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-09). Ecuador admite que cuatro de cada diez reos no tiene sentencia. telesurtv.net Autoridad vincula el hacinamiento en penitenciarías con reciente masacre en cárcel en Guayaquil, que provocó 119 decesos.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

Staff (2021-10-09). Iran ready to support Lebanon in difficult situations. en.mehrnews.com At the end of his trip to Lebanon, the Iranian Foreign Minister said that Iran is ready to support and help Lebanon in difficult situations.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Consumer Health: Metastatic breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about metastatic breast cancer. Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that originated in the breasts and has spread to other parts of the body. It may be apparent at the time of initial…

South Front (2021-10-09). Video: Jihadist Attacks in Mali Becoming the Norm, France Withdraws. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

teleSUR, MER (2021-10-09). øQué mensajes dejó el Che Guevara a los jóvenes?>. telesurtv.net El Che instó a los jóvenes a "ser el ejemplo donde se puedan mirar los hombres y mujeres de edad más avanzada que han perdido cierto entusiasmo juvenil".

sputniknews (2021-10-09). Three Decades Later, German Mushrooms Still Contaminated by Chernobyl Radiation. sputniknews.com According to a German food safety regulator, those who may be tempted to rummage around Munich's countryside have been warned to avoid picking blueberries, cranberries, and certain fungi to reduce their exposure to elevated concentrations of the caesium-137 and caesium-134 isotopes bearing the characteristic signature of the Chernobyl blast.

Women's March (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/14: How to Talk About Abortion and Faith w/ Multi-Faith Panel & Women's March. indybay.org Virtual panel discussion…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why breast cancer screening is important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and 1 in 39 women will die from breast cancer. It's the most diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S., and it's now the most common cancer globally.That's why regular breast cancer screening is so important, says Dr. Christine Klassen, a Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic physician.Watch The Mayo Clinic Minute. www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XKd_sVm7dw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 06) is in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

Norma Rae (2021-10-09). IATSE union defies Hollywood bosses. zcomm.org On October 4, 60,000 film and television workers of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees voted overwhelmingly to authorize a nationwide strike…

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Pulitzer Prize winner urges end to lab-leak propaganda by Wall Street Journal. ecns.cn Hiltzik, a U.S. columnist with The Los Angeles Times and a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, urged the stop of lab-leak propaganda published by the Wall Street Journal, calling it "scientifically unvalidated."

teleSUR, lvm, JL (2021-10-09). Protestan en Brasil en honor a los 600.000 fallecidos por Covid. telesurtv.net Según el epidemiólogo Pedro Curi Hallal, de las 600.000 fallecimientos, 400.000 podían haberse evitado.

Jacqui Thornton (2021-10-09). [World Report] England gets new body for health improvement. thelancet.com A new body to tackle health disparities in England has been launched, with a busy agenda for its joint leaders. Jacqui Thornton reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Consumer Health: What do you know about liver cancer? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about liver cancer. More than 42,000 new cases of primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 30,000 people will die of these diseases, according to the American Cancer Society. Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver, which is a football-sized organ in the upper…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

news.un (2021-10-09). Make mental healthcare for all a reality, urges Guterres. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on mental health worldwide, and action must be taken to "redress the glaring inequalities exposed by the pandemic", including over access to vital services, declared UN Secretary-General António Guterres, ahead of World Mental Health Day, marked on Sunday.

The Lancet Editors (2021-10-09). [Comment] Retraction—Hidden harm. thelancet.com On March 5, 2011, The Lancet published a Case Report by Masahiro Suzuki, Chisato Konno, Sakae Takahashi, and Makoto Uchiyama on pheochromocytoma.1 The Case Report was accepted after we had been informed in writing by the authors that it had not been submitted for publication elsewhere. However, the same case had already been reported by the same authors and published in Seishinka, a Japanese journal of psychiatry.2 The Lancet was alerted to this fact on Aug 2, 2021. Since the Case Report in The Lancet is a duplicate publication, we retract this Case Report.

Ulrich Thielemann (2021-10-09). Renaissance of the Social Market Economy. indybay.org A social market economy is based on two political pillars: (1) taming the market dynamics via regulation and (2) mitigating its consequences in distribution policy. (3) The development and care of an economic culture of moderation and fairness in dealing with one another forms the third, the cultural pillar of taming and civilizing market interactions.

Chris Piech, Ali Malik, Eric J Topol (2021-10-09). [Perspectives] Digitising the vision test. thelancet.com The Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen invented his visual chart in 1862 and it has remained the basis for assessing visual acuity since then. The Snellen chart relies on assessing the ability to discriminate high contrast symbols (optotypes) by asking a person to identify rows of letters at a fixed distance, showing them increasingly smaller sizes. Yet quantifying how well an individual can distinguish visual information in a fast and reliable way is a surprisingly difficult task. Despite the ubiquity of chart-based visual acuity assessments, these tests suffer from some shortcomings.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-09). Global Research: Defeat Or Victory? The War On Afghanistan (2001-2021). southfront.org Illustrative Image | Originally published on — U.S. Vice President…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-09). Military Situation In Central African Republic On October 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 7, clashes between Central African Republic Army and the Coalition of Patriots for Change were reported near Ngakobo on the Bambari-Alindao highway | On October 6, at least 15 persons were killed in clashes between Coalition of Patriots for Change and Central African Republic Army in Matchika village | On October 5, at least seven humanitarian workers of the "Doctors of the World", were abducted by unknown gunmen in Batangafo village | On Oc…

Staff (2021-10-09). President Maduro: 50% of Population is now Vaccinated & 2.6 Million COVAX Vaccines Arrive on Saturday. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reported this Friday, October 8, that in Venezuela 50% of the population has already received at least one dose of immunization against COVID-19. | During a televised address broadcast by state-owned TV station VTV, the president stressed that the goal, which he announced last Sunday, was reached "by overcoming barriers, obstacles, and financial persecution"—a reference to the criminal hardship imposed on millions of Venezuelans by US and European illegal sanctions. | "Today in Venezuela we reached 50% of the population vaccinated," said the head of state. "We have a goal…

thelancet (2021-10-09). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Shikino K, Sato R, Hanazawa N, Ikusaka M. Chronic clicking tinnitus due to palatal tremor: essential or secondary? Lancet 2021; 397: e16—In this Clinical Picture, Manato Yasuda has been added as an author. In the second sentence of the fifth paragraph, treatment dose has been corrected to 3 mg clonazepam orally per day. These corrections have been made to the online version as of Oct 7, 2021.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-09). In Video: Iraqi F-16 Fighter Jets Destroy ISIS Hideout In Diyala. southfront.org File image. | On October 9, F-16 fighter jets of the Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) destroyed a hideout of ISIS cells in the al-Thalab valley in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala. | In a brief statement, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said that all the terrorists who were taking shelter in the hideout were killed in the IQAF pinpoint airstrikes. The exact death toll was not revealed, however. | ÿ®ÿ•ÿ¥ÿ±ÿߟŠŸÇŸäÿßÿØÿ&…

Chan Joon Kim, Mahn-Won Park, Min Chul Kim, Eun-Ho Choo, Byung-Hee Hwang, Kwan Yong Lee, Yun Seok Choi, Hee-Yeol Kim, Ki-Dong Yoo, Doo-Soo Jeon, Eun-Seok Shin, Young-Hoon Jeong, Ki-Bae Seung, Myung Ho Jeong, Hyeon Woo Yim, Youngkeun Ahn, Kiyuk Chang, TALOS-AMI investigators (2021-10-09). [Articles] Unguided de-escalation from ticagrelor to clopidogrel in stabilised patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (TALOS-AMI): an investigator-initiated, open-label, multicentre, non-inferiority, randomised trial. thelancet.com In stabilised patients with acute myocardial infarction after index PCI, a uniform unguided de-escalation strategy significantly reduced the risk of net clinical events up to 12 months, mainly by reducing the bleeding events.

Divya Karthikeyan (2021-10-09). What If Pandemic Aid Went to Tenants, Not Landlords? zcomm.org As landlords refuse federal pandemic rental assistance, some places are simply cutting them out of the process.

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-10-09). Friday 10/15: Spooky Business: Trick or treating at Pelosi's for Peace/Clean Energy/Healthcare/Housing. indybay.org Nancy Pelosi's Pacific Heights home, Broadway near Divisadero, San Francisco.

KARA (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/21: Grief Expressions Over Time. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-09). Wreckage Of Houthi Drones Found After Successful Attack On Southern Saudi Airport (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing. | The Houthis (Ansar Allah) were indeed responsible for the October 8 Ten people were reportedly wounded as a result of the attack which was carried out by two suicide drones. The Houthis didn't claim responsibility for the at…

_____ (2021-10-09). Shell Shocked in Amhara, Ethiopia. popularresistance.org On September 17, President Joe Biden issued "Executive Order on Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons With Respect to the Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia." The document itself said that the Treasury Department would be able to impose sanctions on "any government entity or political party," meaning most obviously the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

teleSUR -him, JL (2021-10-09). Asesinan a líder social y a excombatiente en Colombia en un día. telesurtv.net Indepaz alerta sobre la situación humanitaria en el país, producto de la presencia de grupos armados en los territorios.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

Stephanie Tromblay (2021-10-09). Indigenous Peoples Day in the time of COVID-19. workers.org This article was first published in the Oct. 14, 2020, issue of Workers World. On Oct. 7, 2021, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nearly one in 500 children in the U.S. have experienced the loss of a parent or caregiver since the . . . |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Understanding heart tests. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Every year, World Heart Day is celebrated on Sept. 29 to increase awareness of cardiovascular diseases and how to control them. Having a healthy heart is always the goal, but sometimes you need some help to make sure everything is working just right. And that's where heart tests come in. Health care providers can order many types of heart tests for their patients, and it can get confusing and sometimes scary. Dr. Christopher DeSimone, a…

World Socialist Web Site, IWA-RFC (2021-10-09). Sunday 10/24: How to end the pandemic: The case for eradication. indybay.org International online webinar.

_____ (2021-10-09). The domestic considerations behind the US provocations against China. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that US troops have been stationed in Taiwan, which China considers part of its territory, for over one year. The Journal's revelations, which Chinese officials saw as a semi-official announcement by the US government, came amid the most dangerous standoff between the US and China since the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-09). Ukraine denounces Belarus "Anschluss," alleged Russian bases. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Pentagon and NATO (for all the difference there is between them) have a growing number of military bases of all descriptions in nations that border Russia: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Georgia. ==== The Kremlin uses Belarus as a bridgehead to manipulate migration flows, channeling them into Poland and Lithuania "That is why, …

Vasiliki Tsampasian, Clint Maart, Vassilios S Vassiliou, Pankaj Garg (2021-10-09). [Clinical Picture] Mitral valve disease in sarcoidosis diagnosed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. thelancet.com An 81-year-old man was referred to our clinic with a 1-year history of shortness of breath on exertion. The patient also had a history of cryptogenic liver cirrhosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-09). Ethiopia Launched Offensive On All Fronts. southfront.org Illustrative Image | A dry season came in Ethiopia, together with a new round of escalation on the Tigray front lines. | The rainy season has temporarily impeded major military offensives, bringing a reduction in the scale of hostilities along most battle fronts over the last two months. Nonetheless, intense battles have persisted on the main strategic fronts, and the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) have met much greater resistance as their rapid advances during June and July took them further from their core areas and into the terrain of the neighbouring Regional States of Amhara and Afar. Click to see full-size ima…

Sandra MacKay (2021-10-09). Sunday 10/24: Reigniting the Fight for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco (at Ellis, near Civic Center, BART/Muni and on #19, 31,47, & 49 Muni bus lines), wheelchair accessible. Event is also accessible via Zoom.

Cynthia Chung (2021-10-09). How the Great Reset Was First Thought Up by the Original Proselytizer of Totalitarianism and the Father of Neo-Conservatism. dissidentvoice.org Burnham describes how it is necessary that the masses believe the revolution to be beneficial to them when, in reality, it is just to transition from one ruling class to the other. [James Burnham is] the real intellectual founder of the neoconservative movement and the original proselytizer, in America, of the theory of 'totalitarianism.' — …

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-09). Hallan a 800 migrantes dentro de seis contenedores en México. telesurtv.net Fueron encontrados a seis horas de frontera de EE.UU. Eran transportados en camiones cuyos conductores se fugaron.

Women's March Action & partners (2021-10-09). Tuesday 10/12: Abortion Justice Virtual Mass Call w/ Women's March Action. indybay.org Online mass call to action…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

Staff (2021-10-09). Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Ban Days After Federal Court Blocked It. truthout.org Reproductive rights advocates lashed out overnight following a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals which reinstated a near-total ban on abortion in Texas just days after a separate federal court had placed the state's law on hold pending final judicial review, most likely by the U.S. Supreme Court. | The Friday night decision by the 5th Circuit —

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Day of thanks for Mayo Clinic staff Nov. 26. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic will close most of its U.S. outpatient practices and suspend scheduled surgeries for the day, in gratitude for staff. ___________________________ Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic has remained strong and resilient, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. They come to work each day to provide compassionate care to our patients. We recognize that the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional and physical toll on staff. In gratitude…

Michael Sainato (2021-10-09). 'Death of 1,000 Cuts': Kellogg's Workers on Why They're Striking. zcomm.org Union took issue with company's threats to outsource jobs from the US to Mexico if workers refuse to accept their proposals…

teleSUR, drl, NG (2021-10-09). Evo Morales apoya ley antiblanqueo de ganancias ilícitas. telesurtv.net El exmandatario boliviano calificó de enemigos de la patria a los políticos que usan el poder para robar al pueblo.

Richard Lane (2021-10-09). [Perspectives] Dévora Kestel: global leader in mental health policy. thelancet.com "I never had any ambitions to become director within a large international agency", says Dévora Kestel, Director of Mental Health and Substance Use at WHO. Yet her formative experiences as a mental health adviser at country level and her commitment to advancing the rights of people with mental illness have equipped her well for this global leadership position. At WHO's Geneva headquarters, Kestel directs teams of technical and policy experts across a range of mental health and related specialties, including child and adolescent mental health, suicide prevention, mental health policy relating to humanitarian crise…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

Jake Johnson (2021-10-09). 'A Huge Win': DC Council Passes Medicare for All Resolution. zcomm.org "We need Medicare for All now, and this resolution sends a strong message that the leadership of our nation's capital puts patients first—and we demand Congress do the same by backing Medicare for All."

N (2021-10-09). Tuesday 10/12: Concord City Council to Decide on Police Drones. indybay.org Concord City Council meeting | Zoom Webinar ID: 844 9368 0542 | Zoom Passcode: 097684…

Lynda Carson (2021-10-09). Conspiracy to shield Sackler family opioid drug kingpins with immunity. indybay.org The Sackler Family Seeks Immunity For Their Involvement In The Opioid Epidemic That Resulted In Over 500,000 Deaths!

Anonymous007 (2021-10-09). Military Situation In Yemen On October 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 314 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On October 8, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On October 8, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the Jubah district | On October 8, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the west of Marib city | On October 8, Ansar Allah attacked…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

Nikolaus Gietinger, Justus Cider (2021-10-09). Capitalist dilemmas and The Greed for More. indybay.org The overexploitation of nature did not remain without resistance. However, these were ignored by both the left and the right due to the hopelessness of the capitalist form of wealth. The "requirements of shipping and agriculture" destroy original functions of the floodplain landscapes. "And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, maybe we should change the system itself," said Greta Thurnberg…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

Asa Winstanley (2021-10-09). Israel lobby takes back the Labour Party. electronicintifada.net Opponents of Palestinian rights at conference celebrate end of Corbyn "nightmare."

Families Belong Together, partners (2021-10-09). Tuesday 10/12: Rapid Response Call: Helping Afghan and Haitian Families Seeking Asylum. indybay.org Call to action on Zoom…

Julia Conley (2021-10-09). Media Coverage of Reconciliation Fight Is Corporate Con Job. zcomm.org "There's a big disconnect between the corporate media and working people," said Bernie Sanders…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

Jonathan Ng (2021-10-09). Channeling Spirit of Revolution, Chileans Are Drafting a Democratic Constitution. zcomm.org Fifty years after Allende's election, ordinary Chileans are pursuing revolutionary change following a strategy reminiscent of the vía chilena. And as in the Chilean Revolution, change has come from the bottom…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-09). Turkey Deployed Reinforcements In Greater Idlib To Obstacle Upcoming Syrian Army Operation: SANA. southfront.org Turkish army vehicles and military personnel are seen near the Turkish-Syrian border on October 12, 2019. IMAGE: Reuters / Murad Sezer | Turkey has been deploying military reinforcements in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib since the start of October in order to obstacle any ground operations by the Syrian Arab Army, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on October 9. | The Turkish military maintains more than 60 positions in Greater Idlib, which is controlled by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-09). Reducing Middle East Tensions Potentially Lessens Sectarianism And Opens Doors For Women. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Two separate developments involving improved relations between Sunni and Shiite Muslims and women's sporting rights demonstrate major shifts in how rivalry for leadership of the Muslim world and competition to define Islam in the 21st century is playing out…

SAM (2021-10-08). Forget the Huddled Masses. Bring Us Billionaires. inequality.org

Daniela Jimenez (2021-10-08). Were Pandora Papers a Controlled Leak?—Misión Verdad's William Serafino Comments. orinocotribune.com The Pandora Papers are a controlled leak that does not take aim at the system that privileges US and UK interests, explained William Serafino, a researcher at the Samuel Robinson Institute. | For Serafino, a Venezuelan political scientist, this new case of the Pandora Papers, that recently linked world political leaders and celebrities accused of trying to hide their fortunes in infamous tax havens, constitutes a controlled leak in that "it touches intermediate sectors of the transnational elite" but does not point out "the true root of the problem, which is the system of incentives and privileges that the United…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-08). The Pandora Papers Confirm Our Veins Are Still Wide Open. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Alejandra Garcia, originally published on In 1971, Uruguayan political scientist and author Eduardo Galeano read the pulse of Latin American reality well with his lapidary phrase: "The world is divided above all between the unworthy and the indignant, and everyone knows which side they want to or can be on". This he wrote in his book, The Open Veins of Latin America, which I leaf through today, 50 years later. | The masterpiece of one of the region's…

El Faro English (2021-10-08). From EL FARO ENGLISH: Exposed by the Pandora Papers. latinorebels.com Central America, in Brief: The Pandora Papers, a global investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) involving more than 600 journalists in 117 countries, shed new light on how offshore banking shields the cash of Central America's wealthy and well-connected, including presidential candidates and former heads of state. While the practice doesn't prove illegal activity, it raises serious questions about transparency and economic inequality.

Santiago O'Donnell (2021-10-08). Pandora papers: Caja de sorpresas. globalizacion.ca Ya está. Ya sabemos que el uno por ciento de los más ricos esconde su dinero en guaridas fiscales, junto al de traficantes y estafadores. Ya sabemos que prácticamente todos los mutimillonarios del mundo usan este instrumento, que les da…

Miguel Urbán (2021-10-08). Papeles de Pandora: Ola reaccionaria offshore. globalizacion.ca Cinco años después de los Papeles de Panamá, sale a la luz una nueva filtración de documentos confidenciales de 14 despachos de abogados especializados en la creación de sociedades offshore. Los Pandora Papers ponen al descubierto cómo las grandes fortunas…

Paul Cochrane (2021-10-08). Pandora Papers: How London became a financial hub for Gulf rulers and the super-rich. middleeasteye.net Pandora Papers: How London became a financial hub for Gulf rulers and the super-rich | Many of the secretive structures used to hide wealth from scrutiny were created during the British Empire and involved the Middle East | Fri, 10/08/2021 – 12: 00 | A statue of a dragon marks the boundary of the City of London, the British capital's financial hub (Reuters) | Since leaving the European Union, the B…

Mirko C. Trudeau (2021-10-08). Otra Caja de Pandora: Estados Unidos es un gran paraíso fiscal para los ultrarricos. globalizacion.ca Los 400 estadounidenses más ricos incrementaron su riqueza total 40 por ciento el año pasado, en plena pandemia, la misma que ha devastado a millones de personas en este país y el resto del mundo, y elevaron el monto de…

Dr. Rochagné Kilian (2021-10-08). Video: "Did We Ever Ask Granny?" Emergency Physician Dr. Rochagné Kilian Exposes Health Care Corruption. globalresearch.ca

Zack Kopplin (2021-10-08). The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-10-08). Ukrainian MP Involved In Corruption Probe Dies After Falling Ill In The Back Of A Taxi. southfront.org Early on October 8th, Anton Poliakov, a Ukrainian member of parliament died in a taxi after "falling ill". Police said…

_____ (2021-10-08). Some Schools Remove Police, Others Continue Sending Students To Police. popularresistance.org Chicago – In January 2019, a cell phone video from inside Marshall High School on Chicago's West Side was posted to Facebook. It shows a student, then-16-year-old Dnigma Howard, at the bottom of a staircase, and two Chicago Police officers trying to handcuff her. One of the officers fires his Taser at Dnigma as she's on the ground. | Now, more than two years and a $300,000 settlement with the school district later, many Chicago schools have opted to remove police from their hallways. At the same time, newly released body camera video sheds light on what happened to Dnigma, and data from the US Department of Educa…

The Socialist Program (2021-10-08). Government and Landlords Declare Class War Against Tenants: Who Will Win? liberationnews.org This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the massive scale of the eviction crisis and the urgent need …

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-10-08). How Facebook algorithms promote hate and toxic content. peoplesdispatch.org Whistleblower Frances Haugen has revealed hard evidence—internal Facebook documents—that show it knew its algorithms promote dangerous content but did nothing about it so that it could maximize its advertising revenue.

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-08). Haugen isn't really a "Facebook whistleblower" and it's dangerous to imagine she is. dissidentvoice.org The enthusiasm with which much of the media and political establishment have characterised Frances Haugen as a "Facebook whistleblower" requires that we pause to consider what exactly we think the term "whistleblower" means. Haugen has brought to the surface a fuzziness in what many of us understand by the idea of whistleblowing. Even Russell Brand, …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-10-08). The True Face of Facebook. globalresearch.ca

Latino Rebels (2021-10-08). UnidosUS Announces That It Has Cut Corporate Ties With Facebook After Whistleblower Revelations. latinorebels.com On Friday, the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization said it cut ties with Facebook after a whistleblower revealed that Facebook has been intentionally promoting products and policies that harm the Latino community and undermine democratic principles.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-08). Blowing the Whistle at Facebook. counterpunch.org The only surprise was that it did not come sooner. Big Tech whistleblowers are not exactly running out of the offices of Silicon Valley, so it was with some excitement that Facebook could produce a person willing enough to show us the laundry, with the dirt still caking the content. And the laundry in question

_____ (2021-10-08). ALEC Leaders Boast About Anti-Abortion, Anti-Trans Bills. popularresistance.org The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a pay-to-play network of conservative state lawmakers and business lobbyists that writes model legislation, claims that it no longer works on social policy. But videos of ALEC-led events, obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), tell a very different story. | At the 40th anniversary meeting of the Council for National Policy (CNP) in May, ALEC leaders boasted about their extensive efforts to advance state legislation to severely restrict access to abortion and limit the rights of trans students, as well as voter suppression bills. | CNP is a secretive…

Editor2 (2021-10-08). 45th Anniversary of Terrorist Bombing of Cubana Flight 455 in Barbados. orinocotribune.com Today marks 45 years since U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operatives carried out the terrorist bombing of Cubana de Aviación flight 455, a Cuban flight from Barbados to Jamaica. | 73 people were killed in the bombing attack on the flight which departed from Guyana, with destination to Havana, via the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica. | Various aviation agencies and the Cuban government determined that the airliner was blown up in midair with the detonation of two explosives which had been placed on the airplane, killing all passengers and crew members of the aircraft which plummeted in…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-10-08). Localizing Reparations During an Era of Intensified Repression. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-10-08). Revolutionizing the Cities: 10 Years of Housing, Self-Management, and Communes in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Alba Movimientos — Oct 5, 2021 | Ten years ago we gathered in the Ezequiel Zamora Park (or El Calvario) of Caracas—as part of a public dialogue alongside Commander Hugo Chávez—and began an ongoing process of urban revolution that has allowed the people of Venezuelan to recover previously abandoned or underutilized lands. Today, millions of houses have been built on these lands, thousands of units have been constructed by people's power, many of which are now self-managed by the community. The right to housing for working families is fully protected, in stark contrast to a past in which people…

Joe Bernick (2021-10-08). Tucson nurses find Sinema's office empty, just like her promises. peoplesworld.org TUCSON—When local members of National Nurses United showed up at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's local office on Oct. 7, they were not surprised to find the office empty, just like her promises. Working people have gotten used to being ignored by her. They knew there was no chance they could speak to the senator or even …

Karen Hilfman (2021-10-08). On anniversary of Elaine race massacre, Arkansas community says reparations are due. peoplesworld.org ELAINE, Ark.—Sept. 30, 2021, marked the 102nd anniversary of the 1919 Elaine Race Massacre in Arkansas. At the Elaine Legacy Center, descendants of survivors, their families, and friends remembered the unspeakable reign of terror—loss of life, property, and land—that devastated their community over a century ago. Sept. 30, 1919, was just the first of three consecutive days of anti-Black violence in …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-08). Kellogg's forces 1,400 cereal plant workers to strike. peoplesworld.org BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (PAI)—The workers who bring your kids Tony the Tiger on Kellogg's Frosted Flakes are growling at their bosses, who have forced them to strike. Facing 12-hour shifts seven days a week at their plants in Battle Creek, Mich., Omaha, Neb. Lancaster, Pa., and Memphis, Tenn., plus company demands for givebacks and sacrifices …

Tim Pelzer (2021-10-08). 'Washington Bullets': The U.S. history of coups and assassinations under review. peoplesworld.org Mainstream history books portray United States foreign policy in benevolent, glowing terms: American governments have always been dedicated to freedom, democracy and human rights, promoting these ideas and values abroad. In Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, Vijay Prashad challenges these assertions in his short history of U.S. imperialism. Since the …

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-10-08). 'We're in the Middle of a Major Biological Catastrophe': COVID Expert Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-10-08). 'There's Someone Inside Your House:' A mid-tier cancel culture slasher flick. peoplesworld.org One could argue that slasher horror movies (films featuring a masked murderer) peaked in the 1980s. Since that time, the genre has done the usual wash-rinse-repeat cycle of plot and characters. So much so that the 1996 mega-hit Scream was a welcome breath of fresh air due to its characters' self-awareness of overdone horror movie …

Editor2 (2021-10-08). Let Haiti Breathe — CORE Group Out of Haiti. orinocotribune.com By Kevin Edmonds — Oct 6, 2021 | Dismantling the unelected and colonialist CORE Group is the first step to loosening the imperialist stranglehold over Haiti. | On a hot August afternoon, members from Solidarité Québec-HaàØti, a group rooted in Canada's Haitian diaspora community, gathered In front of the Canadian parliament buildings in the capital city of Ottawa. They chanted and waved placards displaying a straightforward but powerful request: "Let Haiti Breathe." | Haiti could breathe, they argued, if the CORE Group was disbanded, taking its collective boot off of Haiti's neck, and thus giving the…

_____ (2021-10-08). Smart Borders Or A Humane World? popularresistance.org This report delves into the rhetoric of "smart borders" to explore their ties to a broad regime of border policing and exclusion that greatly harms migrants and refugees who either seek or already make their home in the United States. Investment in an approach centered on border and immigrant policing, it argues, is incompatible with the realization of a just and humane world. | Case studies from Chula Vista, California, the European Union, Honduras, Mississippi, and the Tohono O'odham Nation provide substance to this analysis. So, too, do graphics that illustrate the militarized US border strategy and the associ…

Michael Welch (2021-10-08). Defeat or Victory? The War on Afghanistan (2001-2021). globalresearch.ca

Project Censored (2021-10-08). Part 2 — Never Forget: 9/11 and the 20 Year War on Terror — Excerpts From the Online Event. projectcensored.org This is Part 2 On the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Code Pink, Massachusetts Peace Action and several other co-sponsoring organizations, including Project Censored, held an online seminar…

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