2021-10-20: News Headlines

Sameena Rahman (2021-10-20). Colin Powell (1937-2021): U.S. imperialism's top salesman for slaughter. liberationnews.org Aftermath of the 1991 "Highway of Death" massacre carried out while Powell was the top officer in the U.S. military. Credit — samer (Flickr) Colin Powell, former Secretary of State under the George W. Bush administration and key promoter of the Iraq war, passed away Monday at the age of 84 due to health complications …

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-20). US Says Taliban Will Have No Access to Afghan Central Bank Funds. news.antiwar.com

Robby Sherwin (2021-10-20). Adieu, Facebook: Irony and the Finale of Farewell. counterpunch.org So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night I hate to go and leave this pretty sight So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye — Goodbye! I'm glad to go, I cannot tell

sputniknews (2021-10-20). Building 'Metaverse': Facebook Plans to Change Its Name Next Week – Report. sputniknews.com The possible name change reportedly pursues an "ambition to be known for more than social media and all the ills that entail." Interestingly, it coincides with the mounting amount of criticism towards the tech giant over political advertising bias and failures to tackle hate speech and misinformation on the platform.

Staff (2021-10-20). Bye, evil Facebook? Zuckerberg reportedly wants new name for his VR 'metaverse' to show that it's bigger than just social media. rt.com The scandal-plagued tech giant Facebook is said to be about to change its name to a secret new one that would better reflect Mark Zukerberg's aspiration to be a technology visionary. | The rebranding may be announced on October 28 during the annual Connect conference or even sooner, according to the Verge. The outlet compares the looming switch to how Google renamed its parent company Alphabet in 2015 to stress that it is more than a search engine showing its users some ads. Facebook likewise wants to distance itself from its social media origins and highlight its heavy investments in projects like virtual rea…

William Minter (2021-10-20). Indigenous Movements are the First, and Often Last, Line of Defense in the Fight Against Fossil Fuels. counterpunch.org Oil is now flowing through the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline from Edmonton, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin. The 1,097-mile-long pipeline, owned by the Canadian company Enbridge, includes 337 miles in northern Minnesota. It has faced strong resistance for years from indigenous people and other environmental activists known as "water protectors." Ironically the tap was

WSWS (2021-10-20). US billionaire wealth increased 70 percent since the start of the pandemic. wsws.org An analysis of Forbes billionaire wealth data shows that the richest Americans have increased their personal fortunes by an unprecedented $2.1 trillion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-10-20). Podemos escalates its promotion of Spanish militarism. wsws.org The PSOE-Podemos government is actively covering for fascist officers within the army even after they launched coup threats against the government.

Ethan Paul (2021-10-20). Why Doesn't Congress Oppose Biden's "New Cold War"? zcomm.org There has been almost no "meaningful dissent among Democrats" in Congress about "the need to make sure that we don't let this beast run out of control."

Anonymous007 (2021-10-20). IED Attack On Bus In Damascus Leaves 14 SAA Soldiers Dead. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | At least 14 Syrian soldiers killed in Damascus blast | There's been terrorist attack in the center of the Syrian capital Damascus. Two explosive devices went off at once at the moment when the Syrian army bus drove past the presidential palace near the Rais Bridge over the Barada River, not far from the Dama Rose Hotel and the National Museum of Damascus. | The first explosive device went off at about 6: 30 local time, after 50 meters the second detonated. At this time, there are many people i…

sputniknews (2021-10-20). Multiple Casualties Reported After Explosion Hits Bus in Damascus, Syria – Photos, Video. sputniknews.com So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the deadly blast.

sputniknews (2021-10-20). Two Russian Jets Intercept American Bombers Over Black Sea. sputniknews.com Two SU-30 warplanes escorted two US B-1B strategic bombers over the Black Sea in order to prevent the American planes from violating Russia's borders, the Defence Ministry stated on Wednesday.

WSWS repost (2021-10-20). Another anti-China provocation: US, Canadian warships transit Taiwan Strait. indybay.org The Biden administration is goading China by continuing Trump's high-level contact with Taiwanese officials, increased arms sales to Taipei and frequent naval transits of the Taiwan Strait.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-20). Six Pro-Government Fighters Killed In Ammunition Depot Explosion In Syria's Hama. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Via Facebook. | On October 20, a large explosion rocked an ammunition depot of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) located in the southern outskirts of Hama city, along the Hama-Homs highway. | According to several Syrian news sources, the explosion claimed the lives of six pro-government fighters, possibly members of the National Defense Forces or Iranian-backed factions. Many others were wounded. | Pro-government sources said that the ammunition depot explosion was the resu…

Staff (2021-10-20). After being accused of 'buying' the 2020 election, Facebook announces it's getting even more involved in US state elections. rt.com Mired in employee 'whistleblowers' and document leaks, Facebook is rushing to cleanse its image ahead of upcoming elections, highlighting several 'election integrity' features aimed at helping users in 11 states vote next month. | The social media giant plans to remind users in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington how to find their local polling place and other voting-related details the day before Election Day, it revealed in a series of tweets on Tuesday. | pic.twitter.com/6EI9mt3dc4— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) WSWS (2021-10-20). Australian state Labor government accelerates schools' reopening in Melbourne, pandemic epicentre. wsws.org The government is rushing ahead with its reopening plan because it is being guided not by public health calculations but by class calculations.

WSWS (2021-10-20). Maritime Union of Australia rushes to end industrial action at Qube Ports before government intervention. wsws.org Federal Attorney-General Michaelia Cash threatened to step in to ban industrial action after an appeal from the state Labor government.

Staff (2021-10-20). Striketober: Labor Militancy Grows as U.S. Workers Walk Off the Job & IATSE Members Get Tentative Deal. democracynow.org We begin our coverage of what some are calling "Striketober" with a look at how the union of 60,000 television and film production workers averted a strike just hours before a midnight deadline on Saturday, when it reached a tentative agreement with an association of Hollywood producers representing companies like Walt Disney, Netflix and Amazon. The tentative deal brings members of IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, higher pay, longer breaks, better healthcare and pension benefits. Some members say the deal doesn't go far enough, and about 40,000 members from 13 Hollywood locals mus…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Science Saturday: An inside look at the state-of-the-art supports enabling invention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout Mayo Clinic, innovation is the thread that weaves through countless initiatives aimed at improving patient care. While Mayo's most cutting-edge discoveries are often widely known, the vast majority of innovative endeavors occur behind the scenes. One of the more low-profile assets in Mayo Clinic Laboratories' innovation arsenal is the media kitchen, where specialized media and reagents used in some of the laboratories' most esoteric assays come to life. "Nationally, there aren't many media labs," says…

Staff (2021-10-20). Headlines for October 20, 2021. democracynow.org Brazil Senate Report Accuses Bolsonaro of Multiple Crimes for Mishandling COVID-19 Pandemic | , House Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Contempt Charges Against Steve Bannon, Climate and Social Provisions at Risk in Reconciliation Plan in Attempt to Appease Corporate Dems, Senate Panel Ups Pentagon Budget as Social & Climate Plans Get Sacrificed in Build Back Better Act, Climate Activists Start Hunger Strike in Front of White House, Water Protectors Shut Down Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline in Michigan, NYC Communities and Local Officials Condemn National Grid Pipeline and Price Hikes, Africa's Last Mountain Glaciers Could Me…

Editor2 (2021-10-20). US Illegally Extradites Venezuelan Diplomat from Cabo Verde to the US (Statement). orinocotribune.com The Free Alex Saab Committee issued the following news release | October 18. For further information see The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab was renditioned and kidnapped to the U.S. on October 16 without waiting for a final extradition decision. The action was taken in secret, without notifying his defense team and without relevant documentation. Saab had been imprisoned in Cabo Verde since June 12, 2020, for trying to buy humanitarian supplies for Venezuela in legal international trade but in violation of illegal U.S. s…

Austin Reynolds (2021-10-20). Anchorage unites against anti-maskers and the far right. liberationnews.org On Oct. 12, PSL Anchorage led a coalition of eight organizations to organize a Protest Against Hate. The coalition included the Alaska Poor People's Campaign, Stand Up Alaska, Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators, The Alaska Center, Black Lives Matter Alaska, CannaCo and Sol de Medianoche. The Protest Against Hate, which saw a turnout of over …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-20). Colin Powell: Establishment Warrior. dissidentvoice.org History is strewn with the broken branches of twisted irony. An individual who found himself entangled in it was the late Colin Powell, who, as a military man, gave a doctrine his name only to forgo it as a diplomat. The Powell Doctrine was one of certitude and caution: do not engage in conflict except …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). NATO's eastern flank: Poland deploys 6,000 troops to Belarus border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Poland sends more troops to guard Belarus border Almost 6,000 Polish soldiers are now guarding the country's border with Belarus, Defence Minister Mariusz B≈Çaszczak said on Tuesday, as the government steps up security measures to stem an inflow of migrants. "Almost 6,000 soldiers from the 16th, 18th and 12th divisions are serving on the Polish-Belarusian …

WSWS (2021-10-20). UK: RMT union suspends Devon bus strike at Stagecoach Southwest. wsws.org In the 20 or so pay disputes that have broken out across Stagecoach in the UK, neither the RMT or Unite have tabled a central demand to uplift bus workers' wages and establish parity pay.

New Atlas (2021-10-20). Laos: From Landlocked to High-Speed Rail-Linked. newatlas.report October 19, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — For anyone who travelled through the rugged landlocked Southeast Asian country of Laos years ago, they will remember the twisting mountain roads and the many days by bus it would take to traverse the terrain from China's border with Laos at Boten to the Laotian capital of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). NATO's growing strike potential endangers Eastern Europe, with implications for all Eurasia: Belarusian DM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO's growing strike potential worsens Eastern Europe situation — Belarus defense chief MOSCOW: NATO's growing strike potential near the borders of the Russia-Belarus Union State and the elements of a hybrid war that Western countries are using against Minsk are consistently worsening the situation in the Eastern European region, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said …

Staff (2021-10-20). Samidoun Spain's outreach activities in Lavapies and Tirso de Molina, Madrid, highlight upcoming actions. samidoun.net Last Sunday, 17 October, the activists of Samidoun Spain in Madrid continued their actions of dissemination and communication to the public of the activities, events and protests that will take place on October 28, 29, 30 and 31 in Madrid in the framework of the celebration of the National Palestinian Conference in the Diaspora (Masar […] | The article

WSWS (2021-10-20). Scientific truth and the global fight to end the pandemic. wsws.org The efforts of scientists require mass support, particularly in a period when reactionary forces shamelessly propagate ignorance, confusion and superstition.

Staff (2021-10-20). President Maduro Appoints New Ministers for National Commerce and University Education. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, appointed new authorities in the Ministry for National Commerce and the Ministry for University Education on Tuesday, October 19, as reported on his Twitter account. | Tibisay Lucena, who has been serving as the president of the National Experimental University of the Arts (UNEARTE) since September 2020, was named minister of university education. "Her extensive experience and pedagogical vocation will contribute to raising the quality of education for national development," said the head of state regarding Lucena, who also chaired the National Electoral Council for 14…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). Use, sale of combat drones expands Turkey's influence in Africa, Caucasus, Europe, Mideast. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com French media eyes Turkish drones during Erdogan's Africa trip The possible sale of Turkish UAVs to Angola was discussed during Erdogan's visit on Monday, while similar talks are also expected to be held during his trip to Nigeria, the report noted. The Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) is the obvious choice, since it …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). Resume of Biden's ambassador to NATO nominee. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Julianne Smith has a lengthy resume with deep state think tanks and planning bodies as well as working at the Pentagon, where she was Principal Director for European and NATO Policy and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and as National Security Adviser to Joe Biden while he was vice-president. She has been …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). NATO's top 30-nation political body to visit Finland, Sweden; visit bases, inspect exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Visit to Finland and Sweden by the North Atlantic Council At the invitation of the Finnish and Swedish authorities, the North Atlantic Council will visit Finland and Sweden from Monday, 25 October, to Wednesday, 27 October 2021. The visit will start in Helsinki on 25 October, where the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet …

WSWS (2021-10-20). Australia: Declining number of ICU beds during pandemic highlights crisis in public hospital system. wsws.org The loss of intensive care unit capacity since March 2020 is the result of understaffing and ongoing attacks on public healthcare.

Matt Sedlar (2021-10-20). Letter to Sen. Warren on Stop Wall Street Looting Act. cepr.net The Stop Wall Street Looting Act will, for the first time, create sensible rules for the private equity industry that will allow productive investment to continue while halting the kinds of abusive practices that wipe out jobs and cripple strong companies.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). Azerbaijan applauds anniversary of "sucking the blood of the enemy" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Honorary mission of the Azerbaijani Army: One year has passed since the liberation of Zangilan Thanks to the heroism of the brave Azerbaijani Army under the leadership of Muzaffar Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev, one year has passed since the tricolor flag was hoisted in Zangilan. Exactly one year ago, the heroic Azerbaijani soldier, who sucked …

WSWS (2021-10-20). Australian Cadbury chocolate workers strike over wages, casualisation. wsws.org For the company, the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered soaring profits. For workers, long hours and the risk of infection.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). Black Sea-Caucasus buildup: NATO Caucasus, Central Asia chief meets with Georgian DM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Minister of Defense of Georgia met with the Special Representative of the Secretary General of NATO The Minister of Defense of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze hosted the newly appointed Special Representative of the NATO Secretary General for the Caucasus and Central Asia , Javier Kolomina. During the meeting, the sides discussed the reforms and priorities …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). North Atlantic Council meeting: NATO unanimously backs Poland in conflict with Belarus, Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO allies back Poland amid border crisis: deputy FM [Polish Deputy Foreign Minister] Marcin Przydacz made the statement on Tuesday in Brussels, after a meeting of the alliance's North Atlantic Council…. "I mentioned the infrastructure, but also the determination and perseverance of Polish officers, including border guards, police officers and soldiers," Przydacz said. According to …

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-10-20). Canadian Tire Fire #16: Wet'suwet'en Strong, Drinking Water Crisis in Iqaluit, Trudeau Apologizes (Again). itsgoingdown.org This week, Wet'suwet'en people and their allies continued to put up a strong resistance to Coastal GasLink's efforts to drill under the Wedzin Kwa and build a pipeline across their territory. At Coyote Camp, Gidimt'en clan members were notably joined by Haudenosaunee people who traveled to the territory in solidarity. 1/ "You can't push the…

WSWS (2021-10-20). House Select Committee on January 6 coup attempt votes to hold Stephen Bannon in criminal contempt. wsws.org The resolution will now move to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it on Thursday.

Editor2 (2021-10-20). The US Peace Council Strongly Condemns The Illegal "Extradition" of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab and Demands his Immediate Release (Statement). orinocotribune.com October 18, 2021 | Once again, U.S. imperialism revealed its outlaw nature by resorting to kidnapping and extraordinary rendition (reminiscent of its similar illegal actions in Afghanistan and Iraq) of Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, for trying to buy humanitarian supplies for Venezuela — a fully legal act according to international law, but one that defied illegal U.S. sanctions on that country. | Venezuela is among some three dozen nations illegally sanctioned by the U.S. for striving tyo chart its own future. Venezuelan people are dying from lack of medicine and starving from lack of food due to those sa…

WSWS (2021-10-20). Romanian health care system collapsing under COVID-19 surge. wsws.org As schools are being reopened throughout the European Union, a deadly surge is devastating Eastern European countries, including Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltic States.

WSWS (2021-10-20). Howard University students protest abysmal housing conditions, lack of student representation. wsws.org The protests by students at the historically black university have revealed that Howard is not exempt from the class divide that permeates the rest of society.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). What Azerbaijan's "war to liberate occupied territory" was really about. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zangazur corridor to raise Belt and Road project's strategic value Azerbaijan's Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov has said that the new Zangazur corridor, initiated by Azerbaijan, will further enhance the strategic importance of the China-initiated Belt and Road project in the future. He made the remarks while delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the …

Jonah Raskin (2021-10-20). Bagels, grapes and marijuana: a day in the country. mronline.org The bagels at Homegrown are some of the best in northern California, in part because the owner, Stuart Teitelbaum, who was born and raised in Manhattan on the Lower East Side, and grew up eating bagels and bialys.

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-10-20). Our Future vs. Neoliberalism. dissidentvoice.org (Photo: Tom Pennington) In country after country around the world, people are rising up to challenge entrenched, failing neoliberal political and economic systems, with mixed but sometimes promising results. Progressive leaders in the U.S. Congress are refusing to back down on the Democrats' promises to American voters to reduce poverty, expand rights to healthcare, education and …

WSWS (2021-10-20). School reopenings in Manaus, Brazil gave rise to COVID's Gamma variant, study shows. wsws.org The reopening of schools in Manaus was part of the strategy of the local government and President Bolsonaro to infect children so that the population would achieve a supposed herd immunity.

Matt Sedlar (2021-10-20). Eileen Appelbaum's Testimony on "Protecting Companies and Communities from Private Equity Abuse" cepr.net Thank you, Senator Warren, Ranking Member Kennedy, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. I am pleased to be here today, at this important hearing, to discuss how the Stop Wall Street Looting Act will rein in excesses and end abuses by private equity firms, keep American companies strong, and protect the economic vitality of communities. | By way of background, I am currently the Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Prior to joining CEPR, I held academic p…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). U.S. boosts Ukrainian combat capacity for war in Donbass, in Black Sea: DM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US military aid boosts Ukraine's combat capacity in Donbas, — Defense Minister The U.S. military assistance has been boosting the combat capacity of Ukraine's military in Donbas. Defense Minister Andriy Taran said so during the press briefing with Lloyd Austin, the US Secretary of Defense. "The U.S. assistance increases our opportunities. Our system of communication …

Tom Crofton (2021-10-20). Supply Chain Blues: Who's Pulling Yours? counterpunch.org We are now witnessing the collapse of a supply chain based on the globalization we were all told would save us money. We'd ship all those low paying jobs away and become a booming service economy. A few facts that demonstrate how this has worked out: The other day there were 76 container ships off

WSWS (2021-10-20). Hollywood film and television workers enraged over IATSE sellout deal. wsws.org Entertainment industry workers were outraged over the deal proposed by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) union and expressed their determination to strike to win their demands.

WSWS (2021-10-20). Released Fort Wayne Dana-USW "highlights" reveal another sellout to workers. wsws.org The "highlights" present no fundamental change from the previous TA which Fort Wayne Dana Inc. workers rejected by 90 percent a month and a half ago, making clear that the new deal is yet another sellout cooked up by the USW and the United Auto Workers.

Ted Rall (2021-10-20). Colin Powell, Moral Weakling. counterpunch.org Rarely has history offered such a stark example of a human being offered a clear existential choice between right and wrong. Hardly ever has so much hung in the balance for humanity and for an individual's soul, as when then-secretary of state Colin Powell spoke to the United Nations to make the case for war.

WSWS (2021-10-20). "Workers are now being forced to die for the economy"—SEP (Australia) electoral members oppose homicidal reopening agenda. wsws.org "Health and safety must come first. But this can only come from the workforce, not the corporations"

Renee Parsons (2021-10-20). There Has Been No Mandatory Vaccination Executive Order. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). Russian defense minister warns of massive buildup of NATO troops, armor, missiles on Belarusian, Russian borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== See also: U.S., NATO upgrading tactical nuclear weapons, storage sites in Europe: Russian DM Pentagon site issues writ of indictment, veritable declaration of war against Russia ==== NATO strengthening infrastructure near Russia-Belarus Union State borders — Shoigu"Washington is deploying Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense systems in Romania and Poland. The multi-mission capability of their …

WSWS (2021-10-20). Canadian educator makes powerful call to mobilize working class to eradicate COVID. wsws.org Malcolm, a Vancouver Island teacher, urges educators to organize independently of the trade unions to fight for a pandemic policy that is "guided by values of social justice, international solidarity, and the idea that nobody is safe unless we are all safe."

WSWS (2021-10-20). Malaysia, Singapore adopt deadly "living with COVID" strategy. wsws.org The two Southeast Asian states have officially adopted the homicidal "living with COVID" strategy, even as case numbers continue in their thousands.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-20). Narrative traps in India's decision-making. mronline.org Any Indian would know that powerful narratives envelop India's deeply troubled relationships with Pakistan and China. The dominant narratives have become the means through which successive governments strove to assert values and identities.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). EU Special Representative for the Caucasus, Georgian PM discuss "occupied territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Irakli Garibashvili discusses current situation in occupied territories of Georgia with Toivo Klaar Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Toivo Klaar, Co-Chairman of Geneva International Discussions (GID) and EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia. The Head of Government of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the visiting dignitary for …

WSWS (2021-10-20). Marked slowdown in China's growth rate. wsws.org The lowered growth rate is attributable to a series of problems including the surge in global inflation, power shortages, clampdowns imposed to eliminate COVID-19 outbreaks and a slowing property market.

Staff (2021-10-20). Alex Saab's Statement Before Being Extracted from Cape Verde by United States Regime (Letter). orinocotribune.com Editorial note: This letter was read—with tears in her eyes—by Camila Fabri, Alex Saab's wife, during a demonstration in repudiation of the second kidnapping of the Venezuelan diplomat from Cape Verde by the US, held in Plaza Bolívar of Caracas on Sunday, October 17, attended by a crowd of indignant Venezuelans. | Statement of Alex Nain Saab Moran (translation from Spanish by Alex Saab's legal team), October 16, 2021. | My name is Alex Nain Saab Moran, with Venezuelan diplomatic passport number 045778720. I am a special envoy with diplomatic immunity [officially granted by] the Russian Federation and…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). NATO's outpost on the Caspian for 27 years: NATO Partnerships Directorate visits Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Partnerships Directorate Visits Azerbaijan NATO Partnerships Directorate (PD) visited Baku in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Oct. 11— 16, 2021, for a series of engagements with the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence, including the International Military Cooperation Department. "The importance of these NATO Day visits to Partner nations has significant and far reaching value. They provide …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). Pentagon site issues writ of indictment, veritable declaration of war against Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From today's edition of U.S. European Command's webpage. European Command's top military commander is also that of NATO. The rhetoric emanating from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in recent days — claiming Russia occupies 20% of Georgian territory while he was in Georgia, stating Russia started and is continuing the seven-year war in the Donbass while …

WSWS (2021-10-20). Victimised driver David O'Sullivan wins support at Tottenham and Stockwell bus garages: "We are right behind you!" wsws.org Drivers praised O'Sullivan for alerting his colleagues to the spread of COVID infections at Cricklewood garage and for using Section 44 of the Employment Rights Act to demand safe working conditions. They slammed Unite for not defending bus drivers and said the union was working with management.

Kenneth Surin (2021-10-20). The Trial Of Thomas Sankara's Killers. counterpunch.org Sankara took power in the landlocked West African state of Upper Volta after a coup in 1983, changing the name of the former French colony to Burkina Faso ("the land of upright people" in Mossi, the language of the country's largest ethnic group) the following year. | Sankara's government, using a synthesis of Pan-Africanism and Marxist politics, initiated a string of far-reaching economic and social reforms that included nationalizations, land redistribution, reforestation, infrastructure and public housing construction, expanded access to education, vaccination campaigns, and advancing the rights of women by ba…

John Rachel (2021-10-20). What Are the Prospects for Peace? An Interview With Abby Martin. 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 (2021-10-20). U.S., NATO upgrading tactical nuclear weapons, storage sites in Europe: Russian DM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From today's TASS. US begins modernizing tactical nuclear weapons and storage sites in Europe — ShoiguAs the Russian defense minister pointed out, "a cause for special concern is the engagement of pilots from the bloc's non-nuclear member states in the drills to practice employing tactical nuclear weapons" The US military has launched active work for …

WSWS (2021-10-20). There's a Riot Goin' On: Sly and the Family Stone's album turns 50. wsws.org The highly regarded and contradictory album reflects not only artistic creativity, but also the souring of the counterculture's romance with drugs.

Lawrence Davidson (2021-10-20). Vice President Harris Confronts a Reality Gap. counterpunch.org What sort of gap exists when it comes to American support for Palestinian rights? Is it a generation gap or perhaps a perceptual gap leading to an argument over what is and is not true? This question was suggested, at least in my mind, on 28 September 2021 when Vice President Harris (age 56) paid

Luis De Jesus Reyes (2021-10-20). Cuba is ready to reopen its borders. peoplesdispatch.org As Cuba's vaccination plan against COVID-19 progresses and, with it, the gradual containment of the pandemic, the Cuban Ministry of Tourism reported this week that the country is ready to reopen its borders to the long-awaited international tourism on November 15. | At a press conference, Juan Carlos García Granda, the Minister of Tourism, confirmed what the island's health authorities have said in recent days: the country maintains a downward trend in the number of confirmed cases of Sars-Cov-2 and the continued capacity to control the pandemic. | "In accordance with the results achieved, international sanitary…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-20). Why Irish Novelist Sally Rooney refused to License her Work in Israel: Apartheid treatment of Palestinians. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) -The pro-Israel crowd on social media was quick to pounce on award-winning Irish novelist, Sally Rooney, as soon as she declared that she had "chosen not to sell … translation rights of her best-selling novel, 'Beautiful World, Where Are You' to an Israeli-based publishing house". Expectedly, the accusations centered on the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). Turkish government extends wars in Iraq and Syria for another year. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey's presidency submits motion on Iraq, Syria The Turkish presidency on Oct. 20 submitted a motion to parliament to extend the state's authority to launch cross-border military operations in northern Iraq and Syria for one more year. The motion, which was submitted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, had previously allowed the Turkish military …

TASS (2021-10-20). Russia-Iran arms deals to bolster bilateral relations, says Iranian military chief. tass.com Mohammad Hossein Bagheri mentioned that in recent years, bilateral interaction between Russia and Iran in the military and defense spheres "has been gaining momentum"

TASS (2021-10-20). Deripaska calls FBI search "attempt to push story about Russians' role in 2016 vote" tass.com The businessman noted that instead of solving internal problems, Washington was looking for an enemy again…

TASS (2021-10-20). Participants of meeting on Afghanistan urge UN to hold donor conference — Russian envoy. tass.com Zamir Kabulov noted that not everyone liked the new government of Afghanistan, but in the attempt to punish this new authority, the world community could punish the entire Afghan population…

TASS (2021-10-20). Moscow views Damascus attack as affront to settlement efforts in Syria — Foreign Ministry. tass.com Moscow believes it was no coincidence that the terror attack happened at the moment when consultations of the Syrian Constitutional Committee resumed in Geneva…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-20). Military Situation In Yemen On October 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 187 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On October 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On October 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Dhaher district | On October 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf district | On October 20, clashes between Ansar…

Peter Ulrich (2021-10-20). There is an alternative to maximizing profits. indybay.org In a new encyclical, the Pope denounces the pursuit of profit. The Sonntagszeitung spoke about this with the business ethicist Peter Ulrich. He defends the Holy Father, criticizes the managers and calls for economy for fifth graders… Ultimately, the essence of these products is to make money out of money, without taking the inconvenient detour via the real economy.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. And you can get both shots at the same time. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/vGrUz75YoiI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). 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 (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy. In 1986, Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to health care from Rochester, Minnesota, to the Southeast when it opened the clinic…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-20). Several Strikes Hit US Al-Tanf Garrison In Southeastern Syria. southfront.org Green Berets and their partner force, the Maghaweir al-Thowra (MaT), during a joint patrol mission near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria, April 29, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Howard) | Late on October 20, several explosions rocked the US-led coalition garrison in the southeastern Syrian area of al-Tanf, where some 200 American troops are deployed. | Jadeh Iran, an Arabian speaking Iranian news outlet, said that five suicide drones…

sputniknews (2021-10-20). Finland Presses Sweden to Return Historic Skulls Exhumed for Racial Biology Studies. sputniknews.com The remains of dozens of Finns were taken from Finnish cemeteries in the 19th century to prove the superiority of the Nordic race, a scientific trend that stretched well into the 20th century.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Next steps, new leader for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Cheryl Willman was named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in May. In this role, Dr. Willman is leading the expansion and strategic development of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, as well as newly developing Mayo Clinic global cancer programs in London and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-10-20). Advocates for Haitian Asylum Seekers Call for Humane Treatment. zcomm.org "Why are some human beings more deserving of rights than other human beings?"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). 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…

Lis Cox (2021-10-20). Get the Zuck Out! Short Video from the Action at Marc Zuckerberg's home in Palo Alto. indybay.org Very short video from the rousing loud car caravan and street action in front of Marc Zuckerberg's home in Palo Alto. | Get the Zuck Out! | Supported by Global Exchange, Media Alliance, Indivisible SF Peninsula & CA-14, Raging Grannies Action League, Code Pink Women for Peace, Diablo Rising Tide and others.

Felicity (2021-10-20). Day Workers in Mountain View Mark 25 Years with Celebration. indybay.org Music by Los Jornaleros del Norte and others, dance performances by Orgullo Latino Mountain View High School and more! It's been 25 years since the Mountain View Day Worker Center was established and the community of this city celebrated with great flair. Thank you day workers!

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-20). The Heat: COVID-19 cases on decline in the U.S. america.cgtn.com The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize booster shots this week for Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Will it be a game-changer?

Isaac Nellist (2021-10-20). XR actions call out the government's #COPOut on climate change. greenleft.org.au Extinction Rebellion (XR) and other climate activists began a fortnight of protests and disruptive actions on October 17 to call out the federal government's failure to address the climate emergency. Isaac Nellist reports.

Peter Boyle (2021-10-20). Greenland set to restore uranium mining ban. greenleft.org.au Within weeks, Greenland's parliament is expected to pass a bill reinstating a ban on uranium mining that was lifted in 2013 under pressure from mining companies, reports Peter Boyle.

Empress Theatre (2021-10-20). Thursday 11/4: Greg Rahn at the Empress Lounge. indybay.org 330 Virginia st., Vallejo, Ca, 94590…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Heart rhythm problems need attention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org We've all experienced our heart rate change. For example, your heart rate increases when you exercise and slows when you sleep. But what if your heart rhythm changes when you aren't expecting it? That condition is known as heart arrhythmia. Heart arrhythmias, also called heart rhythm problems, occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate your heartbeats don't work properly. This causes your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Arrhythmias may feel like a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Sharing Mayo Clinic: 100 miles away his medical team could see the truth about his heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Looking back, Dan O'Bryan now can see the connection between his dizzy spells and episodes of lightheadedness during spring 2021, and the slow heart rate and atrial fibrillation diagnoses that led him to have a pacemaker implanted in his chest. At the time, however, he didn't realize that his symptoms were anything to worry about. "I didn't think too much about it," Dan says. "I was just having these off-and-on feelings of dizziness once in a while — mostly when I'd…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

People's Park Council (2021-10-20). Wednesday 11/10: House the People, Liberate the Land! indybay.org RCD Offices | 2220 Oxford St | Downtown Berkeley (1 block from BART, towards UC campus)…

Mother's of Monterey County (2021-10-20). Wednesday 10/20: Protest about civil jail inmates. indybay.org County Jail on Nativedad St Salinas,Ca come out and stand up for your rights Because City Hall is abusing your tax dollars so is All agency's in This county & the Courts and Permit officers come out and stand for your rights it's time to take back our County not be abused from the people that took the oath to protect as Citizens of the United States…

Fight Back (2021-10-20). March on Minneapolis city attorney home demands dropping charges against 646-plus arrested protesters. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On Saturday evening, October 16, 300 people marched through Uptown Minneapolis to the home of the city attorney, to demand that he drop the charges against the 646-plus protesters arrested on November 4, 2020, and to demand community control over police in Minneapolis. The November arrests targeted some of the more than 1000 students, teachers, union members and activists who took to the streets in Minneapolis to demand police accountability and speak out against Trump's attempts to steal the election. Last year's march was part of a national day of protest initiated by the National Alliance Aga…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

teleSUR (2021-10-20). Argentina's Ex-President Macri Refuses to Appear Before Justice. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Argentina's former President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) announced that he will not attend the judicial investigation for spying on the relatives of the 44 sailors who died in the submarine ARA San Juan. | RELATED: | "I will not allow rights to be violated and power abused with political intentions… For this reason, I will not appear tomorrow until my lawyer's proposals are resolved to guarantee me due…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-20). Please go out and get your booster vaccine ASAP — Professor Azeem Majeed. imperial.ac.uk COVID-19 vaccines are protecting us, and we will need to continue vaccinating to keep that protection, says Imperial expert.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-20). Lloyd Austin Stokes Russia Tensions in Ukraine and Georgia Visits. news.antiwar.com

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-20). Empty Gestures or Substantive Change? zcomm.org On the Nobel Prize in Literature and Its Discontents…

Barry Healy (2021-10-20). Waiting for Anya — teaching kids about the Holocaust. greenleft.org.au Barry Healy reviews a recent film about how French villagers saved Jewish children from the Holocaust during World War II.

Richelle Noroyan (2021-10-20). Thursday 11/4: Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Holiday Food & Fund Drive Kick Off Rally. indybay.org Cabrillo College, 6500 Lower Perimeter Rd. Aptos — parking lot L at the Visual & Performing Arts Complex…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-20). Desolate Democracy and Other Political Wonders of 2121. southfront.org Vladislav Surkov. IMAGE: Alexei Druzhinin / TASSSouthFront foreword: MSM and Western diplomats work hard to present Russia as an aggressive totalitarian regime ruled by an iron hand of Vladimir Putin. The only issue with this narrative is that in reality the structure of the Russian state system is more complex. Contrary to delusions of globalist propagandists, the modern Russia in many cases appears to be a more 'democratic' state than 'Western democracies' pretend to be. | Dear readers, SouthFront proposes to your attention an article of former personal adviser of President Putin — Vladislav Surkov. In th…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

Global Research News (2021-10-20). Selected Articles: Nebraska AG Says Doctors Can Legally Prescribe Ivermectin, HCQ for COVID. globalresearch.ca By With civic guidance and political leadership absent on the heels of multiple national crises, the entire country is now roiled in an era of massive …

Apache Stronghold & CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-10-20). Friday 10/22: #ProtectOakFlat: Listening Session of SF 9th Circuit Land Rights Case by Apache Stronghold. indybay.org Civic Center Plaza, 335 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/ | Join online livestream here: www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/live-oral-arg…

National Women's History Museum (2021-10-20). Sunday 10/24: "Until I Am Free": Book Talk on Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Activist w/ Historian Blain. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-20). Senior Ahrar Al-Sham Leader Was Killed In Recent Artillery Strikes On Greater Idlib. southfront.org Sputnik/ Michael Alaeddin | A former senior commander of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement known as Abu Islam Bassams was the main target of the The commander was killed in the strikes, which were attributed to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), while his s…

Staff (2021-10-20). 10,000 Striking John Deere Workers Demand "Equitable" Pay & Benefits as Company Sees Record Profits. democracynow.org We go to the picket line in Iowa, where thousands of workers are on strike at John Deere after the United Auto Workers failed to reach an agreement with the company to improve wages. Despite reporting record profits in 2021, John Deere forced employees to work overtime and announced significant cuts to raises and benefits. Chris Laursen, 19-year John Deere worker on strike in Ottumwa, Iowa, says profit margins went to shareholders and a 160% salary increase for the CEO. "We came into work every day. We worked overtime, not only exposing ourselves, but our family, our friends," says Laursen. "At the end of the day…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Klobuchar emphasizes importance of breast cancer screening at Mayo Clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since announcing her breast cancer diagnosis and successful treatment last month, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been a leader in encouraging people to take advantage of preventive health care. Klobuchar, Mayo Clinic doctors and a representative from the American Cancer Society held a press conference at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, on Thursday, Oct. 14, to promote the use of preventive health services and emphasize the importance of breast cancer screening. "I think everyone that gets…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Covid Queries: Do I need the vaccine if I've had COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I already had COVID-19 and recovered. Why should I get the vaccine when my body is already immune to it now? A: When someone has had an infection, and the body has produced antibodies as a result, this is called "natural immunity." But early evidence suggests natural immunity to COVID-19 may not be very long-lasting. At least one study indicates that if you had COVID-19 and are not vaccinated, your risk of getting COVID-19…

Movement Rights, NuclearWakeUpCall, partners (2021-10-20). Wednesday 10/20: How Indigenous Wisdom Can Impact Activism Against Nuclear Weapons. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

William Minter (2021-10-20). Indigenous Movements Are Key to the Fight Against Fossil Fuels. zcomm.org The Biden administration and other governments may make climate pledges. But often it's indigenous-led movements who will see that they're kept…

Kenny Stancil (2021-10-20). Manchin Sparks Fury With Demands for Work Requirement. zcomm.org "Who besides a cartoon villain would ever think this is a good idea?"

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-10-20). Sunday 10/31: Johnny and the Spooks Live in Concert. indybay.org 300 Front St, Santa Cruz…

teleSUR (2021-10-20). ALBA Countries Condemn Ambassador Saab's Extradition To The US. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People's Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) condemned the extradition of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. | RELATED: | "Saab's extradition sets a dangerous precedent for the international community since it violates the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations," the ALBA-TCP stated, arguing that Saab had diplomatic immunity as a Bolivarian Spec…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-20). New Houthi Missile Attack Leaves 15 Casualties In Yemen's Ma'rib. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing. | On October 20, a ballistic missile, allegedly launched by the Houthis (Ansar Allah), targeted the northern outskirts of the central Yemeni city of Ma'irb that's held by Saudi-backed forces. | The UAE-based al-Arabiya TV said that the missile struck a residential district located next to Sahn al-Jin camp. The military camp that hosts Saudi-backed forces was likely the main target of the attack. | According to Yemeni sources, at least 15 people were wounded in the m…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Consumer Health: Are you due for a mammogram? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Mammography Day will be observed on Friday, Oct. 15, which makes this a good time to check if you're due for a mammogram. A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breasts that is used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths. Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common…

WSWS Repost (2021-10-20). Colin Powell: The US ruling class mourns a faithful servant. indybay.org Powell headed the US military during the first Iraq war and, as secretary of state, was a leading figure in the second Iraq war.

Staff (2021-10-20). "Dire Crisis of Poverty": NYC Taxi Drivers Launch Hunger Strike to Demand Relief from Medallion Debt. democracynow.org A group of New York City taxi drivers launched a hunger strike Wednesday demanding the city provide debt relief from their taxi medallion loans. Since 9/11, thousands of taxi drivers have accrued massive debt largely due to the city artificially inflating the cost of taxi medallions, the permits required to drive a taxi. Drivers have also denounced the mental health impacts triggered by the financial ruin. At least nine have died by suicide. "At this point, drivers have an average debt of $550,000, [and] the city has basically no solution. They've come out with what's really just a cash bailout to the banks with…

Patrick Parenteau (2021-10-20). FEMA Ignores Puerto Rico's Chance to Build a Clean Energy Grid. zcomm.org FEMA plans to spend $9.4 billion on fossil fuel infrastructure instead…

Julia Rock (2021-10-20). "Kyrsten Sinema Fought For Seniors" dailyposter.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). 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…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-10-20). The Empire of Lies Breaks Down: Ugly Truths the Deep State Wants to Keep Hidden. dissidentvoice.org the world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it. —Albert Einstein1 America is breaking down. This breakdown—triggered by polarizing circus politics, media-fed mass hysteria, racism, classism, fascism, fear-mongering, political correctness, cultural sanitation, virtue signaling, a sense of hopelessness and powerlessness in the face …

WSWS (2021-10-20). Tens of thousands protest in Rome against fascist anti-vaccine riot. wsws.org The protest followed a fascist riot which targeted the parliament building and stormed the offices of the CGIL trade union federation on October 9.

Animal Welfare Institute (2021-10-20). Safe Haven Resources for Domestic Violence Survivors with Pets Vary Markedly by State. indybay.org October 7, 2021, Washington, DC—In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) released new research today that ranks states according to the number of safe havens available per capita. Safe havens include humane societies, veterinary offices, foster homes, and shelters that help domestic violence survivors and their pets escape abusive situations.

teleSUR (2021-10-20). House Panel Votes To Hold Trump's Adviser In Criminal Contempt. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a special committee of the U.S. House investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot voted unanimously to approve a report which holds Steve Bannon, former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, in criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the panel's subpoena and appear for a deposition. | RELATED: | Bannon told the special committee that he won't cooperate with the investigators until the d…

Harm Reduction Coalition of Santa Cruz County (2021-10-20). Saturday 10/30: Halloween Eve Fundraiser: Harm Reduction Coalition of Santa Cruz County. indybay.org SubRosa Community Space | 703 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). Ukrainian president thanks Pentagon chief for assistance in war with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky meets Pentagon chief During the meeting, the parties paid special attention to the issue of further deepening practical cooperation between Ukraine and the United States in the field of security and defense in accordance with the agreements reached during the visit of the President of Ukraine to the United States…. "The United States remains …

news.un (2021-10-20). UN-backed show highlights lifesaving benefit of 'edutainment' in South Africa. news.un.org Young people in South Africa changed their attitudes significantly and adopted safer sexual behaviour, after watching a TV show called Down South — which the UN initiative behind it describes as a tribute to the power of "edutainment".

TASS (2021-10-20). Nord Stream 2 to fill gap in energy market, says Russian ambassador in Germany. tass.com Sergey Nechayev expressed hope that the new German government would support Nord Stream 2 as the project meets the interests of both the country's economy and its population as it ensures energy security…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). A third chance for a young breast cancer patient. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer does not discriminate ‚Äï a truth that a young Florida woman knows three times over. While in college, Jessica Florence found a lump on her right breast. The 21-year-old initially did not believe what she found was serious until she was in pain and experiencing other symptoms. Watch: A third chance for a young breast cancer patient. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpSCKDvt7KA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 00) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please…

sputniknews (2021-10-20). Deripaska's Spokesperson Links FBI Raids of Relatives' Homes to Sanctions. sputniknews.com MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – FBI raids on the homes of businessman Oleg Deripaska's relatives in Washington and New York are linked to US sanctions, the businessman's spokesperson told Sputnik.

ERA Coalition (2021-10-20). Thursday 10/21: #ERANow: Equal Rights Amendment Press Conference & U.S. House Hearing Coverage. indybay.org Online via livestream/recording…

Mark Philip Cassar, Elizabeth M. Tunnicliffe, Nayia Petousi, Adam J. Lewandowski, Cheng Xie, Masliza Mahmod, Azlan Helmy Abd Samat, Rachael A. Evans, Christopher E. Brightling, Ling-Pei Ho, Stefan K. Piechnik, Nick P. Talbot, David Holdsworth, Vanessa M. Ferreira, Stefan Neubauer, Betty Raman (2021-10-20). [Research Paper] Symptom Persistence Despite Improvement in Cardiopulmonary Health — Insights from longitudinal CMR, CPET and lung function testing post-COVID-19. thelancet.com In patients, cardiopulmonary abnormalities improve over time, though some measures remain abnormal relative to controls. Persistent symptoms at 6 months post-COVID-19 did not associate with objective measures of cardiopulmonary health.

news.un (2021-10-20). Fossil fuel production 'dangerously out of sync' with climate change targets. news.un.org Despite increased climate ambition and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of energy from fossil fuels in 2030, than the amount that would limit global warming to the Paris Agreement level of 1.5 ∞C.

sputniknews (2021-10-20). New Material to Protect Against Radiation Created in Russia. sputniknews.com Scientists from South Ural State University (SUSU, Chelyabinsk, Russia) have proposed an alternative to lead to protect against radiation.

David J. Elpern (2021-10-20). Dermatology's Academic Medical-Industrial Complex. zcomm.org Another Marker of a Wider Problem…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Continuing progress in battle against COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "October is going to be a very exciting month in the U.S., regarding COVID-19 vaccines," says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "On Oct. 14 the Federal Drug Administration is going to look at COVID-19 boosters for Moderna. On Oct. 15, (the FDA will review) boosters for Johnson & Johnsons' COVID-19 vaccine. And on Oct. 29, the FDA will look at extending emergency use for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children down to…

Malalai Joya (2021-10-20). After 20 years, occupation has failed Afghanistan — but our struggle for freedom continues. greenleft.org.au The only way to save Afghanistan is solidarity of the progressive, democratic and secular forces, writes Malalai Joya.

Chris Walker (2021-10-20). Students in GA Protested Against Racism. Only the Black Pupils Were Punished. zcomm.org Black students only make up 33 percent of the student population — but the report found they accounted for 52 percent of all disciplinary actions taken by school administrators in the county…

Anonymous765 (2021-10-20). Is All Hell Breaking Loose In Syria's North? southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdv…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

Empress Theatre (2021-10-20). Saturday 10/30: Generations — Vallejo's Filipino American History. indybay.org 330 Virginia St, Vallejo, CA 94590…

A Guest Author (2021-10-20). An open letter from the Coalition for Civil Freedoms in support of activist Joe Lombardo. workers.org The Coalition for Civil Freedoms, its Board, staff, member organizations, and concerned individuals stand in solidarity with activist and organizer Joe Lombardo after an incident of FBI harassment. Joe has been an organizer in the anti-war movement for decades and is presently a co-leader of the country's largest and most . . . |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Consumer Health: Sepsis is serious. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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 infection damages its own tissues. When these infection-fighting processes turn on the body, they cause organs to function poorly and abnormally. As sepsis worsens, blood flow to vital organs, such as your brain, heart and…

Staff (2021-10-20). Lack of 'basic firefighting knowledge,' failed drills & poor leadership blamed for loss of US Navy warship to five-day fire. rt.com The loss of a US Navy ship to a massive blaze was "a completely avoidable catastrophe," but management lapses on multiple levels, including the failure to activate a firefighting system, made the task impossible, a report claims. | Some three dozen officers aboard the USS 'Bonhomme Richard' were named as responsible for the loss of the ship, which caught fire near a San Diego naval base in July 2020, according to a 400-page investigation report

Anonymous103 (2021-10-20). The Crisis Of The Green Agenda In Europe In The Run-Up To COP-26. southfront.org The European Parliament | In less than two weeks, the UK is preparing to host in Glasgow, Scotland, the biggest international event for supporters of the climate change agenda — the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is certainly giving this event a big role, for it was to the issue of climate change that he devoted his speech at the UN General Assembly, where he arrogantly recommended that other leaders of the international community "grow up" and pay attention to what he sees as important issues, i.e., "green" policy. It is difficult to know for…

Maxime Bowen (2021-10-20). Pro-democracy protests and police violence continue in Eswatini. greenleft.org.au Pro-democracy protests are again escalating in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), after activists were temporarily scared off the streets by the killing of dozens of activists and bystanders by the armed forces in June, reports Maxime Bowen.

WSWS (2021-10-20). Sri Lankan workers and students call for eradication of COVID-19. wsws.org Educators, professionals, workers and university students discuss the importance of this Sunday's global online webinar hosted by the WSWS to explain the case for the eradication of the virus.

Staff (2021-10-20). Meet India Walton: Black Socialist on Democratic Ticket for Buffalo Mayor Snubbed by NY Dem Party. democracynow.org As early voting kicks off Saturday in a nationally watched mayoral race in Buffalo, New York, we speak with India Walton, who shocked the Democratic establishment when she defeated four-term Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in the Democratic primary. Since then, the self-described socialist has faced stiff opposition from within her party, with many top Democrats in the state, including Governor Kathy Hochul and Senator Chuck Schumer, refusing to endorse her. State Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs even compared Walton to former KKK leader David Duke in an interview, for which he later apologized. Walton is a Black sing…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-20). Increasing hydrogen energy requires all technologies to be pushed forward. imperial.ac.uk No single hydrogen technology should be prioritised, says a new study, and the production, distribution, and use of hydrogen needs to be optimised.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). EU, NATO must cooperate to confront Belarus, Russia: Latvian PM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com EU must become strong partner to NATO — PM Karins It is important to Latvia and Estonia that the European Union (EU) become a strong partner to NATO, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists Friday following a meeting with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas. …The two premiers agreed that cooperation of NATO …

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-10-20). Saturday 10/23: Julian Assange: Global Day of Education. indybay.org Grand Lake Theater, 3200…

Jim McIlroy (2021-10-20). Iconic Manly ferries have 'years of life left'. greenleft.org.au Union and community activists want the New South Wales Coalition government to reverse its decision to scrap the historic Manly ferries. Jim McIlroy reports.

Apache Stronghold & CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-10-20). Thursday 10/21: #ProtectOakFlat: SF Day of Prayer for Indigenous Land Rights w/ Apache Stronghold & PPC. indybay.org Civic Center Plaza, 335 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Wear a Mask. Please follow current COVID guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). West to employ Eastern Partnership for final "resolution" of post-Soviet territorial conflicts. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The six former Soviet republics (and the respective "frozen conflicts" related to them) targeted by the Eastern Partnership are: Armenia (Syunik province and the proposed Zangezur corridor claimed by Azerbaijan), Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh), Belarus (unofficial: the Grodno region in the west of the country), Georgia (Abkhazia and South Ossetia), Moldova (Transdniester) and Ukraine (Donetsk, Lugansk and …

Empress Theatre (2021-10-20). Saturday 10/30: A Spooktacular Halloween Party! indybay.org 330 Virginia St, Vallejo, CA 94590…

Song Yang (2021-10-20). China's road to economic development. indybay.org While we were all enthusiastically looking at Afghanistan and Central Asia, China has built a railway to the border of Myanmar with an access to the Indian Ocean for transiting goods.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What are skin tags? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have several unsightly skin tags on different areas of my body. As I age, I notice more of these skin tags appearing out of nowhere. What are skin tags, and are they harmful? Can I do something to get rid of them myself, or do I need to see a dermatologist? ANSWER: Skin tags are common, and, as in your situation, they can become even more common as people age. It is not…

Nick Engelfried (2021-10-20). Why activism needs to be part of any meaningful climate education. zcomm.org Simply teaching kids about the science of the climate crisis isn't enough. To prevent feelings of disempowerment, they need to see how they can make a meaningful impact…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). Russian daily: advent of Biden administration intensified dual Black Sea (Ukraine, Georgia) confrontation with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kommersant: Pentagon chief gets Kiev's hopes up US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who is currently on a tour of post-Soviet countries and Eastern Europe, has made a stop in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. His talks with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and Defense Minister Andrei Taran gave a new impetus to bilateral defense cooperation…. …

Equal Justice Society & partners (2021-10-20). Wednesday 10/20: How to Save Our Democracy w/ Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Can medications and supplements interact with one another? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As I have gotten older, doctors have placed me on more medications, such as for blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, as I age, I have chosen to take some supplements that are supposed to improve my memory, reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer. Should I worry about these supplements interacting with one another or my medications? ANSWER: With age come more chronic health conditions. Also, some people may develop deficiencies in certain vitamins as they…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-20). Podcast: Healthy environments, polio progress, and colour-change hygiene checker. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: What makes a healthy environment, the final steps to eliminate polio, and a test for proper cleaning.

Apache Stronghold & CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-10-20). Wednesday 10/20: #LandBack Now! Apache Stronghold Vigil Rally & Mural Action in San Francisco. indybay.org US Federal Building , 90 7th Street on the corner of Mission St. and 7th St.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-20). Thousands graduate at first in-person Commemoration Day since 2019. imperial.ac.uk Almost 2,400 students will attend three ceremonies in the Royal Albert Hall to receive their undergraduate degrees.

Jeremy Loffredo (2021-10-20). Public health or private wealth? How digital vaccine passports pave way for unprecedented surveillance capitalism. thegrayzone.com The titans of global capitalism are exploiting the Covid-19 crisis to institute social credit-style digital ID systems across the West. The death by starvation of Etwariya Devi, a 67-year-old widow from the rural Indian state of Jharkhand, might have passed without notice had it not been part of a more widespread trend. Like 1.3 billion of her fellow Indians, Devi had been pushed to enroll in a biometric digital ID system called Aadhaar in order to access public services, including …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Systemic therapies for breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Systemic therapies are drugs that are taken orally or by IV to treat cancer. Types of systemic therapies for breast cancer include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy and targeted drug therapy. Which therapy is used depends on which type of breast cancer is being treated. "The goal of systemic therapy is simply to either inhibit the growth of cancer cells or to kill them and to eradicate them from the body," says Dr. Matthew Goetz, a…

Ian Lowe (2021-10-20). Is Australia's Nuclear Sub Deal, Its First Step Toward Building Nuclear Power Plants? counterpunch.org Anti-nuclear power sentiment in Australia is widespread and longstanding. (Photo of inflatable uranium barrel outside Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, 22 May 2015 by Emma Monceaux/WikimediaCommons) The Australian federal government has announced a landmark defence pact with the United States and United Kingdom that involves this nation acquiring nuclear-powered submarines. The question of nuclear submarines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Tips to keep your kids safe this Halloween. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After last year's halt on Halloween due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sweet relief is coming for those who celebrate the spookiest day of the year. "This year, we're looking toward a Halloween that hopefully brings back some of the activities that kids really enjoy this time of year," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician with Mayo Clinic Children's Center. "That includes some activities like trick-or-treating. I think one of the big things…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-20). No "silver bullet" for UK reaching net zero carbon emissions for electricity. imperial.ac.uk CO2 emissions from electricity in the UK fell by two thirds in the last decade due to several factors working together, rather than a single panacea.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-20). What Is The Future For Afghanistan And The Taliban? southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by The MSM will have you believe the US State Department line that the Taliban is doomed by such issues as terrorism, political stability, and social problems such as co-ed education not to mention, political recognition and a lack of fashion sense. Really, those white robes, sandals and turbans? | The US so has to still have clout, despite its failures. Even if that "clout" is mostly posturing. | Issues or Non-Issues?: | Of course, Afghanistan does have problems with ter…

Staff (2021-10-20). Twin explosions hit army bus in Damascus, killing over a dozen people. rt.com At least 13 people have been killed after a bus was mangled in a suspected terrorist attack as it crossed a bridge in Damascus, Syria. Two explosive devices were set off, obliterating the vehicle, state media reported. | According to preliminary reports, the explosions also injured three people, Syria's SANA agency said. The vehicle was carrying Syrian military service members, who were presumably the target of the attack. | pic.twitter.com/IK7Q62JUFw— Ali Hashem ÿπŸÑŸä Ÿáÿßÿ¥ŸÖ (@alihashem_tv) sputniknews (2021-10-20). Ecuador President Declares State of Emergency Amid Rise in Violent Crime. sputniknews.com The announcement, that came shortly before a visit by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, was made as part of a crackdown on the consumption and trafficking of drugs amongst other crimes.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-20). Military Situation In Syria On October 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 19, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 9 times: 3 — in Idlib province, 3 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On October 20, 14 people were killed by two IED blasts on the path of SAA bus in Damascus city | On October 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ariha town | On October 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kansafra villa…

Pip Hinman (2021-10-20). Beware the climate 'convert'. greenleft.org.au Pip Hinman argues that Scott Morrison's much-belated conversion to net zero emissions by 2050 is nothing to celebrate. |
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Anonymous103 (2021-10-20). US Wants To Cooperate With Russia On Cybersecurity Issues But Building Trust Takes Time. southfront.org Illustrative ImageWashington is seemingly fixated on China as opportunities for cooperation with Russia emerge. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Interaction between Washington and Moscow on information security issues has been frozen since 2014 due to the US' frustration that Ukraine failed in its aggression against the Russian-speakers of Donbass. In response, Washington suspended existing bilateral mechanisms, including in the cyber sphere. However, it has been learned that Moscow and Washington are now discussing the resumption of such cooperation. | The breakdown of relations…

Paul Haeder (2021-10-20). Generational, Historical, Familial, Capitalism Trauma. dissidentvoice.org Whew, the realities of so many people as part of the walking wounded in high and low places. The landscape in USA, now Canada, UK and parts of Europe, where the Capitalists buff their gold-plated toilets and polish their collection of cars, there are hundreds of millions of people, rudderless, broken, flayed, laid prostrate from …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-20). Blood donors urgently needed in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, urgently needs donations of Type O-positive and Type O-negative blood. "We are continuing to suffer a national blood shortage. As a result, blood products are still difficult to bring in from external sources to supplement our local collection capabilities," says Camille van Buskirk, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. "Despite these dire blood product shortages, the constant need for blood products for our patients…

sputniknews (2021-10-20). Biden Admin. Not Seeking to Make States Choose Between Working With US or China, Blinken Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Biden administration is not seeking to pressure countries to decide whether to do business with the United States or China and it is not looking to contain the latter, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Richard Becker (2021-10-19). Fascist ambush becomes 'sectarian violence' in U.S. media, Lebanon crisis deepens. liberationnews.org On Oct. 14, snipers from the fascist "Lebanese Forces" carried out a deadly assault on a peaceful mass rally as it was gathering in Beirut. The rally was called to demand the removal of Judge Tarek Bitar who is presiding over the investigation into an August 2020 explosion in the Beirut port. The action accused …

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-10-19). Facebook doesn't care about you: Tech giant chooses profits over people. peoplesworld.org When it debuted on the internet in 2004, Facebook seemed like a revolutionary innovation. A way for millions of people to engage with one another on a central virtual platform. It was free communication at your fingertips. But as more bombshells pertaining to the mega-giant tech company have hit the news in recent days, we …

The Socialist Program (2021-10-19). Why U.S. Capitalism is a Form of Organized Crime. 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. On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-19). A Record 4.3 Million-Plus Americans Quit Their Jobs In August: Here's Why. moguldom.com A record-breaking 4.3 million Americans — 2.9 percent of the workforce — quit their jobs in August, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Experts attribute it to workers demanding higher pay, better employment conditions and critical support in their daily lives. By comparison, 242,000 workers quit their jobs …

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-10-19). Pdte. de Venezuela: Secuestro de Alex Saab viola los instrumentos de protección diplomática. telesurtv.net El mandatario venezolano destacó la integridad del diplomático Alex Saab en su labor de colaborar para ayudar al país.

Labor Video Project (2021-10-19). ILUW10, The Shipping Backlog & The Working Class with ILWU Local 10 Pres Trent Willis. indybay.org ILUW Local 10 president Trent Willis reports on the backup of cargo and the refusal of ocean carriers to move cargo through the Port of Oakland where there is no backlog. He also discusses the attacks on working people.

Blake Skylar (2021-10-19). Manchin, who pockets $500,000 per year from dirty coal, kills critical Biden climate deal. peoplesworld.org Last weekend, while the Biden administration tried to piece together a deal to pass its Build Back Better plan, the key climate part of the package — a multi-billion dollar program for clean electricity, was all but killed. This was thanks to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who told the White House that he will not …

Blake Skylar (2021-10-19). Manchin se beneficia del carbón sucio y acaba con el acuerdo climático de Biden. peoplesworld.org El fin de semana pasado, mientras la administración de Biden trató de armar un acuerdo para aprobar su plan Build Back Better, la parte climática clave del paquete: un programa de miles de millones de dólares para la electricidad limpia, casi desapareció. Esto fue gracias al senador Joe Manchin, demócrata de Virginia, quien le dijo …

Chris Orlet (2021-10-19). Will Dems ever get tough with Manchin/Sinema? counterpunch.org At this point it seems likely that "negotiations" between Democratic Congressional leaders and Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over President Biden's Build Back Better bill will drag on indefinitely. Or until progressives either give in to their demands, or Democrats lose Congress in the mid-term election, whichever comes first. The problem is no one

Pablo Manríquez (2021-10-19). Will Undocumented Community Benefit From Biden Social Spending Plan? Democratic Senators Won't Say. latinorebels.com Latino Rebels asked a half-dozen members of the upper chamber on Monday and Tuesday if undocumented immigrants will be eligible for mainstream tenants of the Build Back Better Bill, like child tax credit checks, paid family leave, and subsidized community college education.

Editor (2021-10-19). Build back better Legislation: new Keynesianism or neoliberal Public Relations stunt? mronline.org It is imperative that the left, particularly left forces representing Black and nationally oppressed peoples, employ a materialist, class analysis as the lens and framework to inform their critique of the BBB legislation.

Staff (2021-10-19). 'State Terrorism': Alfred de Zayas on Alex Saab Kidnapping. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, October 17, the human rights expert Alfred de Zayas, through his Twitter account, asserted that the case of "lawfare" presented during the kidnapping of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab by the United States, apart from revealing the corruption that reigns in Cape Verde, attempts to place a sheen of "legality" on the abuse of Cape Verde's extradition treaties. | "'Lawfare' is a modern epidemic. In the past, governments did what they wanted and got away with it. Today they attempt to throw a cloak of legality over their abuse of extradition treaties and subvert the administration of justice in the pro…

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2021-10-19). The Pandora Papers — Why Such Passivity? globalresearch.ca

Morning Star (2021-10-19). Thousands march in El Salvador demanding resignation of President Nayib Bukele. peoplesworld.org

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-19). Emory Professor Dorothy Brown Explains Why The Tax Policy of The US Government Is Anti-Black. moguldom.com Dorothy Brown, a renowned scholar and law professor at Emory University, explains why U.S. tax policy in anti-Black in her new book, "The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans — and How We Can Fix It." Specializing her research in the area of race, class and tax policy, Brown got candid …

Khaled Barakat (2021-10-19). A Giant Leap for Palestine? Stay Tuned! globalresearch.ca

Kuehn BM. (2021-10-19). WHO: Need for Global Dementia Care Planning Is Urgent. jamanetwork.com A sharp climb in the projected number of people living with dementia—from 55 million in 2019 to 139 million worldwide by 2050—has created an urgent need for countries to plan for their care, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) global status report.

John Bachtell (2021-10-19). COP15 pushes biodiversity crisis to top of agenda before U.N. climate meeting. peoplesworld.org Humanity must urgently act to halt the escalating biological diversity crisis to prevent ecological collapse and begin nature's recovery. So warned the Global Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), held on Oct. 11-15 in Kunming, China. The Convention, gathering under the theme "Making peace with nature is the defining task of the 21st century," was attended …

Walter K. (2021-10-19). Patient Information: Pulmonary Nodules. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the causes of pulmonary nodules and discusses how they are clinically managed.

Brittani Banks (2021-10-19). What It's Like to Watch a Harpooned Whale Die Right Before Your Eyes. independentmediainstitute.org Click here for the book cover image that you may use to accompany the article (the credit can be found in the description field). In 1975, Robert Hunter and I were the first people to physically block a harpooner's line of fire when we intercepted a Soviet whaling fleet and placed our bodies between the …

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2021-10-19). Demonstrations in New York Against Alex Saab Abduction, Campaigns Relaunched, Russia & Iran Protest (Photos & Video). orinocotribune.com Caracas, October 18, 2021 ( In New York this Sunday, October 17, a group of local activists gathered in support of the diplomat to demand justice for the arbitrary actions of the United States last Saturday, when the ambassador of Venezuela to the African Union was illegally extracted from Cape…

Siobhan Robbins (2021-10-19). COVID-19: How Thailand Is Using a 'Cheap and Effective' Traditional Herbal Medicine to Treat Coronavirus. globalresearch.ca

Ann Brown (2021-10-19). Meet The FBI's Man In Chicago Using Instagram, YouTube To RICO And Bust Self-Snitchin' Rappers And Gang Members. moguldom.com Online activity is helping the FBI take down gang members and rappers. Social media posts led to the recent arrests of five alleged members of Chicago's notorious O-Block Gang for the execution-style murder of hip-hop artist FBG Duck in 2020. The man behind the bust was FBI agent Emmerson Buie, Jr, special agent-in-charge of the Chicago field …

Barbara Loe Fisher (2021-10-19). Forced Vaccination Was Always the End Game. America's Move Towards Authoritarianism. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-19). Coup Regime Sought To Assassinate Luis Arce. popularresistance.org Bolivia's Interior Ministry has revealed that Colombian mercenaries, who participated in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in Haiti, entered Bolivia days before the 2020 election. Fernando Lopez, Defense Minister under Jeanine Añez, was in contact with mercenary groups, with whom he intended to carry out a second coup.

Brignardello-Petersen R, Carrasco-Labra A, Guyatt GH. (2021-10-19). How to Interpret and Use a Clinical Practice Guideline or Recommendation. jamanetwork.com This Users' Guide to the Medical Literature provides suggestions for understanding guideline methods and recommendations for clinicians seeking direction in evaluating clinical practice guidelines for potential use in their practice.

_____ (2021-10-19). Postal Banking Is Finally A Reality In (Some Of) The United States. popularresistance.org The crisis[Covid-19 pandemic] has wreaked economic havoc on working Americans. But U.S. billionaires have gotten 62 percent richer during the pandemic, while over 86 million Americans lost jobs, some 3 million households now report concerns of imminent eviction, and essential workers‚Äâ—‚Äâparticularly Latino, Indigenous and Black workers‚Äâ—‚Äâcontinue to die from Covid-19 at disproportionate rates.

Kurup SK, Sekulic M, Markowitz AH. (2021-10-19). Retinal Artery Thrombosis and Aortic Valve Vegetations. jamanetwork.com A 42-year-old woman had 30 days of blurry vision in the right eye. Dilated-fundus examination and fluorescein angiography showed retinal artery thrombosis; echocardiography showed pedunculated and mobile aortic valve vegetations, and results of testing for antinuclear antibodies were positive at low titer (1: 40, homogenous pattern) with positive dsDNA (5.0 IU/mL). What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?

Ana Perdigón (2021-10-19). Leopoldo López will Sue Calderón Berti — Monómerosgate. orinocotribune.com The fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Leopoldo López, announced that he will sue Humberto Calderón Berti, also a prominent opposition politician, for "slander and unfounded attacks." López issued the statement after Calderón Berti—who served as the supposed ambassador to Colombia of the former deputy and would-be usurper Juan Guaidó—held López responsible for the problems faced by the multi-million dollar petrochemical corporation Monómeros, belonging to the Venezuelan state. | During an interview, López said that he made the decision to file a criminal complaint in Spain against Calderón Berti, accus…

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