Daily Archives: September 4, 2021

2021-09-04: News Headlines

Demand Justice (2021-09-04). Thursday 9/2: Emergency Action Call: Imperiled Future of Abortion Access & Women's Repro Rights. indybay.org Online action call…

Juan Cole (2021-09-04). Don't Compare Texas Abortion law to Islamic Law. zcomm.org Most Muslims are and have been More Liberal…

Revolution Books (2021-09-04). Monday 9/6: Emergency Meeting: Texas Effectively Bans Abortion—We Can't Let This Go Down! indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

12 days to go (2021-09-04). Vote No on Recall vs Supreme Court's Anti-Abortion Decision. indybay.org Taliban Texas was aided by the Taliban US Supreme Court on 9/2/21 with its 5-4 decision supporting banning abortion at 6 weeks and supporting vigilante justice, while California's anti-abortion Republican Party threatens to attack abortion, mandating your NO Vote on the Recall TODAY.

Planned Parenthood (2021-09-04). Thursday 9/2: Bans Off Our Bodies: National Briefing on Reproductive Health Rights w/ PP. indybay.org Online/virtual…

Viviana Weinstein (2021-09-04). 'Thank You, Mexico' for sending aid to Cuba. workers.org Credit: Viviana Weinstein An international statement of solidarity with revolutionary Cuba was delivered Aug. 26 at the Mexican Consulate in Denver, as Deputy Consul Jose Frederico Bass Villarreal warmly received a delegation from the Denver Peace Council. Council members presented the deputy consul with a letter of gratitude to the . . . |

WSWS (2021-09-04). The 1619 Project and the attack on the American Revolution. wsws.org This report was delivered at the Socialist Equality Party (US) 2021 summer school, held August 1 through August 6, by Tom Mackaman, a writer for the World Socialist Web Site and co-editor of The New York Times' 1619 Project and the Racialist Falsification of History.

WSWS (2021-09-04). Video: Defeat anti-democratic electoral laws—become an electoral member of the SEP! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party (Australia) has launched a social media campaign calling on the working class to take up a fight against new laws designed to protect the political establishment.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-04). NATO plots with Qatar, Turkey for takeover of Kabul airport. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Operation of Kabul airport by Turkey, Qatar under discussion: NATO The possibility of Turkey and Qatar operating the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport is still under discussion, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday…. **** Stoltenberg said he had discussed the issue with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and the …

Ron Forthofer (2021-09-04). Afghanistan and the US corporate media. dissidentvoice.org The Taliban's lightning fast takeover of Afghanistan was amazingly achieved with relatively little killing and bloodshed. Since the rout of the government, an entity essentially installed by the US, the Taliban has been assuring the Afghan people that its governance style will be more moderate than under its previous rule. Many people in Afghanistan are …

WSWS (2021-09-04). After the Afghanistan debacle, Berlin and Brussels pursue independent European war policy. wsws.org At an informal meeting in Kranj, Slovenia, EU defence ministers on Thursday discussed the establishment of a rapid reaction force that could also act independently of the US military.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-09-04). Entrevista a la Asociación Revolucionaria de Mujeres de Afghanistan. indybay.org Entrevista | -Asociación Revolucionaria de Mujeres de Afganistán- responde en entrevista ante la toma de posesión de los talibanes…

John Scales Avery (2021-09-04). Lies that led to the Afghan war. nationofchange.org We must learn to be skeptical of both our political leaders and our mass media, when they give us reasons for going to war.

WSWS (2021-09-04). Australian government promotes bogus modelling for "living with COVID virus" plan. wsws.org The Doherty Report can be properly understood not as a scientific document but rather as an ideological mechanism through which the Australian ruling elite hopes to condition the population for mass COVID-19 infection.

WSWS (2021-09-04). New York's Ida disaster: A social crime in the center of world capitalism. wsws.org The massive flooding in New York—the world's wealthiest city and home to the highest concentration of billionaires anywhere—has revealed the deadly consequences of the systemic defunding of social infrastructure and the impoverishment of masses of workers.

Staff (2021-09-04). Pedro Castillo Changes High Command of Peru's National Police. orinocotribune.com This Friday, September 3, the Government of President Pedro Castillo made official a change of the high command of the National Police of Peru (PNP), with the appointment of General Javier Gallardo as the new general commander, replacing César Cervantes, news agency EFE reported. | The measure was made official in a resolution published in the official newspaper El Peruano, which also approved the promotion of Gallardo to the rank of lieutenant general, a requirement to be able to assume the leadership of the PNP. | The new government of Perú Libre's Pedro Castillo has been subject to harsh institutional attacks…

WSWS (2021-09-04). Biden visits storm-struck Louisiana as Hurricane Ida death toll continues to rise. wsws.org The president's visit came a day after news broke that four nursing home residents died this week in a warehouse shelter that had been packed with over 800 people.

WSWS (2021-09-04). With more than 20,000 daily infections, Kerala emerges as India's COVID-19 epicenter. wsws.org If Kerala is now leading India into its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is because its Stalinist-led state government has joined the Narendra Modi-led central government in prioritizing corporate profits over saving lives.

WSWS (2021-09-04). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org Philippines health workers protest over unpaid allowances; Pakistan public transit workers strike; Ausgrid power workers escalate industrial action in New South Wales.

WSWS (2021-09-04). Tennessee schools open only to close again after surge of COVID-19 cases. wsws.org Less than a month into the school year, 12 districts across the state had announced temporary closures due to the spread of COVID-19 among staff and students.

WSWS (2021-09-04). After disastrous jobs report, Biden doubles down on reopening schools, ending pandemic relief. wsws.org The report shattered the administration's claims of a surging economy and booming labor market, the pretext for ending vital benefits for the working class while continuing to pump $120 billion every month into the financial markets.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-04). Round 2 of Mexico Talks Begin — Jorge Rodríguez: 'I Believe This Work will Bear Fruit'. orinocotribune.com In compliance with the recent request by the Venezuelan head of state, Nicolás Maduro, the Venezuelan government's delegation for the Mexico Talks, headed by deputy Jorge Rodríguez, arrived in Mexico today for the second round of talks with a segment of the opposition. | In his first statements at Benito Juárez airport, in the Mexican capital, Rodríguez introduced the entire delegation to be seated at the negotiating table on behalf of the Venezuelan government, and expressed his conviction that the sessions would be fruitful. | pic.twitter.com/ObmdUF2ks3 | — Jorge Rodríguez (@jorgerpsuv) Editor (2021-09-04). What I learned from 10 years teaching Chinese students about gender. mronline.org The author, a teacher at a college in East China, reflects on the successes and challenges of her "Gender and Media" class.

Claudio Katz (2021-09-04). Venezuela/Claudio Katz accepts Liberator Award for latest book/ Part 2. workers.org By Claudio Katz Caracas Claudio Katz Dec. 17 — The following is from a lecture the author, an Argentine Marxist economist and political analyst, gave at the reception for the 12th Liberator Award for Critical Thinking 2019. It was given for his book, "La Teoría de la Dependencia, 50 Años . . . |

WSWS (2021-09-04). Remembering musicians Charlie Watts (1941—2021) and Don Everly (1937—2021). wsws.org Two significant musicians who first made names for themselves in the rock 'n' roll scene of the late 1950s and early 1960s died in late August.

Liz Matthews, Se Hyun Rozier,, Zarif Hasan (2021-09-04). "Nabisco wants to take everything away from us": Striking workers hold strong in Virginia. liberationnews.org Liberation News recently went to the picket line outside of Richmond, Virginia to speak with Nabisco workers who are standing up for their rights.

Steve Lalla (2021-09-04). Chinese Not Welcome: Canada's Political Elite Rekindles Long History of China-Hating. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla — Aug 2, 2021 | In the runup to its federal election on September 20, Canada's leading parties have leaned heavily on anti-China rhetoric, as they have done since the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867. Sadly, these unscrupulous attempts to appeal to Canadian voters' basest motives may find fertile ground in a political landscape dominated by spineless parties jostling for support from one of the world's most Sinophobic electorates. | The political economy of genocide | Earlier this year, Canada followed disgraced US President Trump and spuriously declared the Chinese Communist Party'

WSWS (2021-09-04). Germany: Train drivers launch third consecutive strike for better wages and working conditions. wsws.org Train drivers and conductors are in conflict not only with the railway company Deutsche Bahn and the German government but also the trade unions and all of the country's main political parties.

_____ (2021-09-04). Statement Of The International Delegation To Nicaragua. popularresistance.org We have come to Nicaragua this week to see for ourselves the lived reality of the Nicaraguan people. We are here from the United States, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico. From July 18 to July 25 our delegation, organized by the Nicaragua Network, had the opportunity to visit Managua, Granada, Estelí and Masaya. We have seen the beauty of this country and its people — a people struggling mightily to live in peace and prosperity despite constant U.S. aggression and brutal sanctions. | We heard from health care providers, teachers and vocational instructors in Estelí who are working to make sure that working class p…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-09-04). Oakland Rent Strike Organized by Tenant Union Ends in Concessions. itsgoingdown.org Report on end of a 13-month rent strike in so-called Oakland, California and the winning of concessions. OAKLAND, CA—Dozens of tenants of an Oakland landlord withheld over $650,000 in a 13-month rent strike, culminating in a successful collective negotiation that drove the landlord's investor group, including private equity shareholders, to cancel 30 percent of back…

WSWS (2021-09-04). Fight for the eradication of the pandemic! Join the International Youth and Students for Social Equality! wsws.org Students and youth seeking to oppose the homicidal school reopenings must turn towards the working class and revolutionary socialism.

WSWS (2021-09-04). South Korean health care workers strike despite union attempts to enforce sellout. wsws.org The walkouts demonstrate the lack of faith among workers that the government and the union will resolve the exploitative conditions in South Korean hospitals.

WSWS (2021-09-04). UAW and USW leave Dana workers in the dark after massive repudiation of pro-management contract. wsws.org The United Auto Workers and United Steelworkers unions gave no indication that they would authorize a strike or fight for significant improvements after a pro-management sellout was decisively rejected by workers this week.

Lyn Neeley (2021-09-04). Nabisco workers strike across the U.S. workers.org Portland, Ore. Credit: WW Photo Aug. 28 — Nearly 200 supporters attended a rally in support of Portland Nabisco workers, who went out on strike Aug. 10. As of Aug. 25, approximately 1,000 members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union have been on strike across all . . . |

WSWS (2021-09-04). New rail strike in Sà£o Paulo exposes conflict between workers and unions. wsws.org A rail strike by 2,000 workers in Sà£o Paulo paralyzed three railway lines on August 24. It came in the wake of hundreds of transit strikes and work stoppages in Brazil during the pandemic.

_____ (2021-09-04). What's Happening With Nonviolent Cities? popularresistance.org What an exciting time for the Nonviolent Cities Project! For years, Pace e Bene has fostered the vision of communities that promote nonviolence in schools, businesses, cultural events and more. We organize with local cities/towns to implement nonviolent solutions and alternatives to physical violence as well as systemic, structural, cultural and other forms of violence. From Nonviolent Carbondale, Illinois, to Nonviolent Springfield, Massachusetts, groups are working to transform their communities. Here's what's happening in this ever-expanding effort. | We're welcoming new groups in Nonviolent Opelika, Alabama,…

WSWS (2021-09-04). US auto corporations announce more layoffs in North America as global semiconductor chip shortage continues. wsws.org General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis have all announced extended plant shutdowns due to the ongoing semiconductor ship shortage across North America over the next week, leaving thousands of workers to fend for themselves financially.

WSWS (2021-09-04). Six people stabbed in New Zealand terror attack. wsws.org The attacker, described as being influenced by Islamic State, was shot and killed by police officers, who knew that he posed a significant risk and had been closely monitoring him.

WSWS (2021-09-04). French railway workers support German rail strike. wsws.org French rail workers who have mounted several strikes against the Macron government expressed their solidarity with the ongoing German national rail strike.

WSWS (2021-09-04). Dana worker slips and slams head on concrete working in unsafe conditions at Fort Wayne, Indiana plant. wsws.org A production worker handling parts inside a robot cage at Dana's Fort Wayne, Indiana plant stepped on a loose controller cord, fell, and slammed her head twice on the concrete floor.

Chinatown Merchant Association (2021-09-04). Saturday 9/11: 31st Annual Autumn Moon Festival. indybay.org Chinatown – 667 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108…

Sarah Boseley (2021-09-04). [Perspectives] The race to make a COVID-19 vaccine. thelancet.com Sarah Gilbert, Catherine Green, and their scientific colleagues at the University of Oxford who made a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that has brought the world to a standstill, are heroes of our time, already decorated in the UK by the Queen and, in Gilbert's case, lauded by Mattel, which has made a Barbie doll in her image. Fired by a mission to save the world, these researchers are dedicated, altruistic, and determined that their vaccine would not only be safe and effective, but also cheap and easy to use in the poorest corners of the globe.

Malik Rahim (2021-09-04). Curfew & Cops Are Not Aid for the Poor After Ida. zcomm.org "This hurricane happened when it was the worst time in America to be poor."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Aug. 23, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive such approval. The Pfizer vaccine was previously available under an FDA emergency use authorization. This emergency use authorization followed rigorous testing that included thousands of clinical trial participants. "Based on clinical trial results, Mayo Clinic experts have promoted the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines since the emergency use…

Paul Mason (2021-09-04). The new alliance between anti-vaxxers and the far right is a deadly threat. zcomm.org The claim that vaccines are being used to commit genocide is an echo of the white supremacist "Great Replacement Theory".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

Marco De Ambrogi (2021-09-04). [Perspectives] The return. thelancet.com Since its origin, Greek tragedy has offered a space for audiences to reflect on current moral and ethical dilemmas. For example, Sophocles' Antigone puts at its centre the clash between behaving according to one's personal values and complying with unjust societal laws, while Electra focuses on the conflict between filial love and the need for justice. In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, readings of Greek tragedy were also used to help health-care workers to address moral injury through the programme Theater of War for Frontline Medical Providers, previously described in this journal.

Jocalyn Clark (2021-09-04). [Perspectives] Alika Lafontaine: Indigenous and Canadian change maker. thelancet.com Alika Lafontaine was running late for our Zoom call because he was seeing patients. An anaesthesiologist at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, he had already intubated two patients with COVID-19 that morning—both were young, unvaccinated adults. In a world of divided opinion about vaccines, health-care reform, and how to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion in the medical professions, Lafontaine's ability to humanise and challenge health-care narratives and systems is fuelling change in Canada.

KPFA (2021-09-04). KPFA Debate between Listener Candidates for the Local Station Board. indybay.org These two audio recordings are the first and second hours of an online debate between listener candidates for KPFA's Local Station Board.

UUSF Forum (2021-09-04). Sunday 9/12: The Housing Crisis and the Reckoning with the American Dream. indybay.org us02web.zoom.us/j/84613268329?pwd=U3NEMX…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

San Mateo Saturday (2021-09-04). Students for a Carbon Fee & Dividend Rally. indybay.org Dozens of college and high school students who make up the group Citizens Climate Lobby San Mateo Youth launched a demonstration, the "Students for a Carbon Fee & Dividend Rally" on August 21. They heard from many speakers and shouted their own messages through bullhorns as well as from a podium.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Researchers review how sex steroids change gut, vaginal microbiome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It is well-established that the human body's microbiome ‚Äï the bacteria in the gut ‚Äï dramatically affects health and disease. However, the role of the gut in women's health outcomes is largely unknown. Mayo Clinic and Wellesley College researchers focused on how the interactions of steroids on gut and vaginal microbiomes influence women's health outcomes in a review published in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism. "We can characterize each phase of a woman's life by distinct…

Philip Broistedt, Christian Hofmann (2021-09-04). With a plan against the climate crisis. indybay.org Quality and enjoyment would be the new maxims, and the true wealth would be free time. Admittedly, a change in consciousness would remain necessary, and many a convenience in lifestyle would have to be abandoned in favor of the ecosystem. However, the standard of living could be raised significantly through free time and leisure.

Andrew Moss (2021-09-04). Immigration and National Identity. zcomm.org If a path to citizenship can indeed be opened for the first time in 35 years, it will not mark the end of these debates, nor the end of the struggle over national identity…

John Zarocostas (2021-09-04). [World Report] Health under cyberattack. thelancet.com Cyberattacks are becoming a major issue of health security, but are they getting the attention they need? John Zarocostas reports.

Human Agenda (2021-09-04). Monday 9/20: Worker-owned Cooperatives, Public Banking & Reduced Work Hours Can Transform Our Economy. indybay.org Zoom link: tinyurl.com/y3co6skj

Philip Scheltens (2021-09-04). [Correspondence] Responding to responsive behaviour in Alzheimer's disease — Author's reply. thelancet.com I thank Desmond O'Neill and Sean Kennelly for pointing out the import ≠ance of behaviour as being responsive to external factors, rather than being an intrinsic deficit of Alzheimer's disease. We acknowledge the use of non-pharmacological measures here, but did not include it in our Seminar1 because of our focus on the earliest stages of the disease, in which behavioural aspects, such as described by O'Neill and Kennelly, are less obvious and less prevalent than in the later stages.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer to retire Nov. 30. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jeff Bolton, Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer, has announced his plans to retire on Nov. 30. He has been Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer since 2013 and a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees since 2011. He joined Mayo Clinic in 2002 as its chief financial officer."I am truly grateful to Jeff for his dedication and service during his 19 years in leadership roles at Mayo Clinic," says Gianrico Farrugia,…

Moderator (2021-09-04). Michael Moore and Chris Hedges on American Empire at Its Breaking Point. scheerpost.com Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is preparing for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks—or more specifically, for the barrage of mainstream media coverage and commemoration soon to dominate screens big and small. For the latest episode of his podcast, "Rumble With Michael Moore," he picked just the right guest to take on "the collapse …

Labor Video Project (2021-09-04). They Don't Care About Our Safety! UESF Teachers/Students/Staff Protest Lack of Testing. indybay.org The United Educators of San Francisco UESF held a rally at San Francisco City hall on 8/31/21 to protest the lack of proper ventilation, masks and any testing protocol for returning students, teachers and staff.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

Desmond O'Neill, Sean Kennelly (2021-09-04). [Correspondence] Responding to responsive behaviour in Alzheimer's disease. thelancet.com The Seminar on Alzheimer's disease by Philip Scheltens and colleagues1 contains a wealth of valuable information on biological and epidemiological aspects of the condition. However, an area of concern was the relegation of what were termed neuropsychiatric syndromes to drug treatment alone.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

Jake Johnson (2021-09-04). 'Catastrophe' Feared as 35 Million People Are Set to Lose Jobless Aid. zcomm.org Millions of jobless workers are set to lose critical unemployment benefits—and neither Congress nor the Biden administration seem prepared to do anything about it…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Expert Alert: 3 reasons why more organ donors from diverse backgrounds are needed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Of the 106,000 people in the U.S. who are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, roughly 60% are minorities. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic experts provide three reasons why getting more people from diverse backgrounds to be organ donors is vital to help save lives: 1. Some racial and ethnic populations are more likely to need a transplant. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans have an…

David Giesen (2021-09-04). Saturday 9/4: Likening William Golding's Lord of the Flies to SF rents: a walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason St. | San Francisco | (we meet in the lobby)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Congenital heart disease revision surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a congenital heart defect and my initial surgery at 32 was complicated. I continue to have heart problems. At my last visit, my cardiologist said I would likely need another surgery. I'm afraid to have another procedure. How do I know if I need one, and why would a revision be needed? ANSWER: Patients with moderate to high complexity congenital heart disease often undergo multiple interventions. Not knowing what condition you have,…

Angela (2021-09-04). Saturday 9/4: Virtual screening of the film "Hanna K" indybay.org

Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley (2021-09-04). Wednesday 9/8: "Fighting Poverty with SNAP": Expanding Assistance Programs as Anti-Poverty Tools. indybay.org Online panel discussion…

Branko Marcetic (2021-09-04). Bernie Sanders Is Making His Pitch to Swing Voters. zcomm.org Bernie Sanders, who's fighting to pass his ambitious $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill in the Senate, spent the past weekend on the road, doing something his Democratic colleagues seldom do: selling his ideas in swing states…

WSWS (2021-09-04). Sri Lankan teacher unions prepare to accept paltry wage rise. wsws.org In defiance of teachers' determination to fight, the unions are engaged in various manoeuvres with the government in a bid to end the strike.

Erik Kàºng, Lisa Habrina, Angelika Berger, Tobias Werther, Lukas Aichhorn (2021-09-04). [Clinical Picture] Diagnosing pneumomediastinum in a neonate using a lung ultrasound. thelancet.com A preterm baby—delivered by caesarean section at 36 weeks and 5 days due to pathological trace on cardiotocography—presented immediately after birth with tachypnoea, and sternal, intercostal, and subcostal recessions.

Sara Jerving (2021-09-04). [World Report] The long road ahead for COVID-19 vaccination in Africa. thelancet.com Only 2 ∑5% of Africans are vaccinated against COVID-19. Millions more doses will be needed to meet even modest targets and experts are sceptical of success. Sara Jerving reports.

Jeffrey Khoo (2021-09-04). NTEU wins right to intellectual freedom in Tim Anderson appeal. greenleft.org.au The NTEU welcomed a Federal Court decision confirming that University of Sydney staff have a legal right to be protected from disciplinary action when exercising intellectual freedom. Jeffrey Khoo reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

Michael Harris (2021-09-04). Thursday 9/9: California Admission Day for All. indybay.org California State Capitol – North Steps…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic physicians recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic physicians Judith Kaur, M.D. and Thomas R. Viggiano M.D., M.Ed. have been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges with 2021 AAMC awards. The annual awards honor individuals and institutions making significant contributions to medical education, research, clinical care, and community engagement. Judith Kaur, M.D., Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Dr. Kaur, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida received The Herbert W. Nickens Award for…

Frances Madeson (2021-09-04). Louisiana Activists Mobilize to Prevent "Shock Doctrine" Policies in Wake of Ida. zcomm.org Mutual aid efforts can be paired with fights against the powerful systems that must be overcome…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Science Saturday: How disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers published a comprehensive analysis of the gut virome in Gastroenterology, showing how disease, diet and genomics interact with the gut virome in irritable bowel syndrome. This common disorder affects the intestine and manifests as abdominal pain associated with constipation, diarrhea or both. The gut virome is one component of the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses). It includes viruses that specifically attack bacteria (bacteriophages/phages) or those affecting humans (eukaryotic viruses. e.g., norovirus). Hence the gut virome…

A Guest Author (2021-09-04). Alex Saab remains defiant. workers.org By Roger Harris These are the opening paragraphs of an Aug. 26 update on the struggle to free Alex Saab, published in Resumen LatinoAmericano. See Alex Saab's own letter on his struggle, 'No retreat, No surrender!' in Workers World, Aug. 23. Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab remains defiant after over 14 . . . |

The Lancet (2021-09-04). [Editorial] Medical professionalism and physician wellbeing. thelancet.com Integrity, compassion, altruism, continuous improvement, excellence, working in partnership—these are the values of medical professionalism, according to a working group formed by the Royal College of Physicians in 2005. More recently, ideas about professionalism have focused on the attributes required for a modern doctor to fulfil their roles as healer, innovator, researcher, and patient partner. But much of the thinking around medical professionalism remains rooted in an idealised, traditional, and paternalistic foundation of self-sacrifice and service to humanity, in which the perceived good doctor prior…

Carlos Aznarez (2021-09-04). Peru: Defending Vladimir Cerrón Against Fascism. orinocotribune.com By Carlos Aznarez — Aug 29, 2021 | His name is Vladimir Cerrón and he is the target of a fierce attack by the narco-Fujimorista right wing in Peru. This is no wonder as Cerrón, head of the Perú Libre party—the same organization that made it possible for Pedro Castillo to become president—is an important figure when it comes to ideological reaffirmation, critical in order for the process of popular rebellion to not amount to nothing, as it did with Ollanta Humala. | Cerrón has a long history of fighting for the Revolution and socialism for Peru. He is young but at the same time a veteran stoker of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Back to school and separation anxiety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids have been at home for a long time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some students might not be looking forward to the first day of school this year, in part because of separation anxiety. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/C_wvC0NAgy8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 07) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. By the time the first school bell rings, some kids…

Ayesha Ahmad, Justine Gosling (2021-09-04). [Correspondence] The remoteness of pain in Canada's Indigenous peoples' collective memory. thelancet.com To continue the thread of the Editorial about Canada's indigenous people,1 the pain of Canada's indigenous peoples' collective memory is neither buried nor unearthed from the living stories, silencing truths, understanding, mourning or reconciliation, deepening living pain, and trauma in some of the world's most remote regions.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Expanding the donor pool – hepatitis C no longer a barrier to transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With a goal of shortening the wait time for a solid organ transplant, Mayo Clinic is leading efforts to expand the donor pool by making more organs suitable for transplantation. Organs from deceased donors are screened thoroughly, and donated organs that tested positive for hepatitis C were previously discarded. But research at Mayo Clinic has changed that. A recent Mayo Clinic study found that livers from donors exposed to hepatitis C can be safely used…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

WSWS (2021-09-04). WHO reports fifth "variant of interest" as COVID pandemic worsens. wsws.org The variant, designated "Mu," was first identified in Colombia and may be more resistant to vaccines.

Camille Moreau Bachelard, Elodie Coquan, Pauline du Rusquec, Xavier Paoletti, Christophe Le Tourneau (2021-09-04). [Research Paper] Risks and benefits of anticancer drugs in advanced cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Background: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of anticancer drugs without active comparators in patients who have exhausted standard of care treatment options are debated. We aimed to quantify the safety and the efficacy of anticancer drugs in advanced cancer patients who have exhausted standard of care treatments from RCTs without active comparators.Methods: This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted according to preferred reporting Items for systematic review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines (CRD42021243968).

Rachel Evans (2021-09-04). COVID-19: Gov't negligence puts First Nations communities at risk. greenleft.org.au Government neglect is to blame for the COVID-19 crisis disproportionately affecting First Nations communities in regional New South Wales. Rachel Evans, Paul Oboohov, Coral Wynter report.

Movement Rights (2021-09-04). Thursday 9/9: People Vs. Fossil Fuels Digital Rally: Demand a World Beyond Fossil Fuels! indybay.org Online/virtual rally…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Responding to increased demand for COVID-19 testing, vaccines and implementing visitor restrictions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org RED WING, Minn. — In response to the recent significant increase of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions and enhancing the availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. "We're testing hundreds of people each day for COVID-19. In southeast Minnesota counties outside of Rochester, 15 to 20 percent of tests are coming back positive," says Robert Albright, Jr. D.O., regional vice president, Southeast Minnesota Region, Mayo Clinic Health System….

Posted by Medical Care Watch (2021-09-04). LifeLong Medical Care Provides Notice of Netgain Data Security Incident. indybay.org LifeLong Medical Care in the Bay Area discovered on August 9, 2021 that certain identifiable personal and protected health information was accessed and/or acquired from Netgain's network in connection with this incident, including full names and one or more of the following: Social Security numbers, dates of birth, patient cardholder numbers, and/or treatment/diagnosis information!

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-04). Don't get COVID-19 booster vaccine too soon. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Amid reports of waning COVID-19 immunity, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to officially approve a third dose of messengerRNA vaccines for the general public. Moderna and Pfizer are mRNA vaccines. The FDA has already approved a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for those who have compromised immune systems, as part of their primary vaccine series. That third vaccine is not considered a booster. However, Mayo Clinic experts say the pending FDA approval for…

Liberation Staff (2021-09-03). PSL Statement — Block Senate Bill 8: Legalize and expand abortion access now! liberationnews.org March against Brett Kavanaugh, Los Angeles, Oct. 7, 2018 | Liberation photo As this statement was being prepared, a Texas state judge issued a stay temporarily blocking an anti-abortion group from enforcing SB 8 against Planned Parenthood, giving some relief to health care providers and abortion rights advocates. The Supreme Court put its stamp of …

Fight Back (2021-09-03). Austin protests Texas governor's attack on women. fightbacknews.org Austin, TX — Around 100 people rallied at the Texas State Capitol on September 1 to protest against the statewide abortion ban that went into effect that same day. Texas abortion clinics have been forced to stop taking appointments in order to avoid what could be thousands of lawsuits against them. The new law especially affects low-income and working-class women who don't have the resources to take time off work, since the ban forces women in Texas to drive an average of 248 miles one way to access an abortion clinic out of state. | Austin Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) organized Wednesday's actio…

_____ (2021-09-03). Out-of-State Abortion Providers Brace for an Influx of Texas Patients. commondreams.org We know what's causing these extreme weather events and we know exactly who to blame.

_____ (2021-09-03). 'The Virus Does Not Know Borders': Dems Launch Global Covid Vaccination Caucus. commondreams.org With extreme abortion bans likely to spread across the U.S., one rights advocate said the medical community will have to "drastically shift the way people access abortion, on their own terms."

_____ (2021-09-03). German Groups Sue Major Carmakers for Fueling the Climate Emergency. commondreams.org The evidence from Texas' COVID-19 abortion ban clearly shows that such restrictive policies do not end the demand for abortion.

Staff (2021-09-03). Headlines for September 3, 2021. democracynow.org Ida's Death Toll Soars After Record Rains Flood Northeastern States, Aerial Photos Show Oil and Chemical Spills Spawned by Hurricane Ida, Humanitarian Flights to Afghanistan Resume as U.N. Warns of Widespread Hunger, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga Resigns After Critics Blast His Response to COVID-19, Over 15 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Have Gone to Waste in the United States, Democrats Ready Reproductive Rights Bill After SCOTUS Refuses to Halt Texas Ban on Most Abortions, 7.5 Million U.S. Residents to Lose Jobless Benefits, with Millions Bracing for Cuts in Aid, Sen. Joe Manchin Demands "Pause" on $3.5 Trillion S…

_____ (2021-09-03). On Heels of SB 8, Texas Poised to Restrict Access to Medication Abortions. commondreams.org "Lowering the Medicare eligibility age will not only be life-changing for at least 23 million people, it will also be lifesaving for so many across America."

Brittney McNamara (2021-09-03). What the Texas Abortion Ban Means For People Seeking an Abortion. zcomm.org The bill allows private citizens to file civil lawsuits against anyone they believe "aids and abets."

WSWS (2021-09-03). The Texas abortion ban: A massive assault on democratic rights. wsws.org The US Supreme Court's decision to allow the Texas abortion ban to go into effect September 1 must be opposed by the entire working class. The right to free, safe and legal abortion is a fundamental democratic right.

_____ (2021-09-03). 'Tip of the Iceberg': GOP-Led States Eye Texas Model to Attack Abortion Rights. commondreams.org There is no moral or theological basis for people to opt out of their civic duty.

_____ (2021-09-03). New Climate Study: Arctic Heat Fueled Deadly February Texas Freeze. commondreams.org Republican lawmakers in Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, and other states have expressed interest in turning private citizens into deputized vigilantes to halt women's reproductive freedoms.

Jake Johnson (2021-09-03). Report Details Corporate Landlord Gluttony as Millions Face Eviction. zcomm.org By striking down the CDC's eviction moratorium, said one critic, the Supreme Court "sided with rich corporate landlords that are itching to kick out vulnerable families."

WSWS (2021-09-03). Pandemic-related unemployment programs expire for over 7.5 million jobless workers in the US. wsws.org The ruthless bipartisan drive to end all pandemic-related programs, such as enhanced unemployment benefits and eviction moratoriums, is a homicidal class policy aimed at depressing workers' wages and forcing the jobless into accepting dangerous low-paying employment as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-03). UNICEF warns of possible re-emergence of waterborne diseases in Haiti. peoplesdispatch.org UNICEF estimated that about 540,000 children, in the earthquake-stricken departments of Haiti, are threatened with acute respiratory infections, diarrhoeal diseases, cholera and malaria due to the lack of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene facilities…

Yves Engler (2021-09-03). Haiti and the Debt of Independence. counterpunch.org In the vast history of imperialist exploitation few episodes match the depravity of Haiti's debt of independence. Military blackmail of a small country by a superpower, prioritizing "property rights" over human rights, racial capitalism, a sellout "light skinned" local bourgeoise and the way our past haunts the present are all part of the story. After

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-03). How the U.S. Came to Dominate Haiti: Seizing the Gold. libya360.wordpress.com Peter James Hudson Part I — Dark Finance Chapter Three: Financial Occupations The Banque Nationale d'Haiti (BNH) was housed in a whitewashed, two-story colonial building at the corner of rues Ferou and Américaine in the downtown business district of Port-au-Prince. On weekday mornings, before the afternoon heat forced the closing of its tall iron shutters…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-09-03). Roaming Charges: Revenge Tragedy. counterpunch.org We often hear from the humanitarian bombers that drone strikes are necessary tool for teaching repressive and misogynistic regimes a lesson in the Western values. And for 20 years that's exactly what the US has done—a war that started with revenge killings against an entire country that had no direct role in the 9/11 plot ends with a revenge killing that killed Afghan children and their parents in retaliation for a suicide bomber, who may have been from Syria or Iraq.

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Israel Struck Targets Near Damascus, Syrian Air Defense Fire Reached Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos). southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN — REUTERS) | Early on September 3, a series of Israeli strikes targeted the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). | A source in the Syrian military told the state-run news agency that the strikes were launched from the airspace of neighboring Lebanon. | "At about 1: 26 am today, the Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression from southeast of Beirut, targeti…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Israel Struck Syrian S-200 Air-Defense System In Response To Missile That Reached Tel Aviv. southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration at a graduation ceremony for Israeli airforce pilots at the Hatzerim air base in southern Israel December 29, 2016.. (photo credit: REUTERS/AMIR COHEN) | The Israeli military struck an S-200 long-range air-defense system of the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) whose fire reached the Israeli capital Tel Aviv early on September 3, according to Israel's

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Daraa Agreement Collapses, Local Leaders Ask For Complete Evacuation. southfront.org File image. | On September 3, the recently-reached The agreement was brokered by Russia only three days ago. Syrian authorities and local leaders in Daraa al-Balad both promised to fully implement the agreement, which was meant to end a long crisis and secure Daraa city. | The…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Central Syria: 90 Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Cells Within 24 Hours. southfront.org File image.4 | Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 90 airstrikes on ISIS cells in central Syria between September 2 and 3, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. | The airstrikes, which were carried out within 24 hours, targeted fortified hideouts of the terrorist group in the following areas: | The eastern countryside of Homs; | The Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle; | The western countryside of Deir Ezzor; | The western countryside of Raqqa. | The…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Russian Airstrikes Hit Militant Stronghold, Rocket Launch Site In Greater Idlib (Video). southfront.org An Su-24 taking off from Hmeimim air base in 2015. IMAGE: Russian Ministry of Defense | The Russian Aerospace Forces continue to hammer militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | Late on September 2, Russian warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on militants' positions in the outskirts of the town of Kabani in the northern Lattakia countryside. The town is an infamous stronghold of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, and several other ter…

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-09-03). Iran ready to sell more fuel to Lebanon in case of need. en.mehrnews.com Voicing Iran's support for the Lebanese government, army, and Resistance, the Iranian Foreign Minister expressed Tehran's readiness to sell fuel shipments to the Lebanese government and businessmen in case of a need.

Asa Winstanley (2021-09-03). Labour reverses ban on Palestine Solidarity Campaign speaker. electronicintifada.net Activists receive an apology after being blocked from youth event.

Ali Abunimah (2021-09-03). Palestinian woman spared horror of Israeli prison birth. electronicintifada.net Following appeals, Anhar al-Deek is back home, though under house arrest.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-03). Israeli allows entry of construction goods in Gaza, extends fishing limit to 15 nautical miles. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli authorities also announced granting an additional 5,000 Palestinian businessmen from Gaza entry permits into Israel, along with an increase in the water supplied to Gaza by five million cubic meters…

Brian Cloughley (2021-09-03). When Will They Ever Learn? Out of Afghanistan, Into the Mire. counterpunch.org When the Washington Post first published the names of some of the members of the US armed forces who were killed at Kabul airport by a crazed suicide bomber on August 26 it was sadly too easy to forecast most of the ages. There they were . . . 20 . . . 22 . . . 20 . .

Derek Royden (2021-09-03). Two massacres? Disturbing accusations in the wake of Kabul airport bombings. nationofchange.org The attacks were used by interventionist pundits in English speaking countries as an excuse to postpone the end of the almost 20 year NATO occupation.

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). ISIS Says Kabul Airport Bomber Was Freed From Prison During Taliban Takeover. southfront.org Abdul Rahman al-Logari. | Abdul Rahman al-Logari, the suicide bomber responsible for the The

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-09-03). Afghanistan: To Recognise, or Not to Recognise, that's the Question. globalresearch.ca

Philip Giraldi (2021-09-03). Afghanistan Recessional: Will It Lead to a War with Iran? globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-03). What's Behind the Aid to Afghan Collaborators in Colombia? orinocotribune.com By Anahí Arizmendi — Sep 2, 2021 | As a result of the crisis in Afghanistan, the Colombian government announced that it will grant temporary humanitarian residence permits to about 4,000 people from the Central Asian nation, as part of a humanitarian aid project financed by the United States. | The costs of this operation, which the Colombian President describes as an "international humanitarian alliance," will be assumed by the US agency USAID, through which numerous disruptive actions against Venezuela have been financed. Behind this "humanitarian financing" there are some elements that could be aimed at d…

Scott Ritter (2021-09-03). US Reputation Is in Tatters, It's Time to Bring Those Responsible for Afghanistan Disaster to Account. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-09-03). Mullah Baradar to lead new Afghan government — media. tass.com Earlier, t was reported that Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada could head a new government…

Staff (2021-09-03). A CIA Drone Analyst Apologizes to the People of Afghanistan. democracynow.org As the United States ends a 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, a former intelligence analyst for the CIA's drone program offers an apology to the people of Afghanistan "from not only myself, but from the rest of our society as Americans." During deployments to Afghanistan, Christopher Aaron says he was able to see "the human toll, the resource toll of these wars, as well as the fact that the policy of dropping 'guided missiles' at people from remote controlled airplanes was not allowing us to actually win the war." We also speak with Eyal Press, who profiles Aaron in his new book, "Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and…

_____ (2021-09-03). Africa's Uprising Is Frozen, Its Cry Swollen With Hope. popularresistance.org On 26 August, two deadly attacks on the perimeter of Kabul's international airport killed over a hundred people, including a dozen US soldiers. The bombings struck people desperate to enter the airport and flee Afghanistan. Not long afterwards, the Islamic State of Khorasan (IS-K) took credit for the attack. Ten days before this attack, Taliban fighters had entered Kabul's Pul-i-Charkhi prison and executed the IS-K leader Abu Umar Khorasani, also known as Zia ul Haq. Two days before his execution, as the Taliban advanced into Kabul, Abu Umar told the Wall Street Journal, 'They will let me free if they are good Mu…

Abdul Rahman (2021-09-03). "Regressive and conservative forces historically promoted by imperialist forces in Afghanistan have prolonged wars" peoplesdispatch.org At a discussion organized by Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research, panelists pointed out that peace in Afghanistan can only be guaranteed through regional reconciliation led by regional players, independent of interference from the West…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Belarusian FM muses: U.S./NATO Afghan withdrawal may mask plan to destabilize region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Makei views USA's withdrawal from Afghanistan as possible attempt to create tensions in region Vladimir Makei said: "The matter of the withdrawal of American troops and their allies from Afghanistan requires a thorough analysis. But nobody can rule out that such a hurried flight of American troops is truly connected to some geopolitical desires and …

Anonymous103 (2021-09-03). Mother Of U.S. Marine Killed In Kabul Attack Censored By Facebook. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Mother of a Norco Marine killed in ISIS attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, has blasted U.S. President Joe Biden on social media. As soon as her publication gained popularity, her account was "incorrectly" deleted. | Shana Chappell is mother of Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, who died in the

Anonymous103 (2021-09-03). Taliban's Political Leader Mullah Baradar To Lead New Government In Afghanistan — Report. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The head of the political office of the Taliban movement, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, will reportedly head the new government of Afghanistan. It is expected that the Taliban may announce the composition of their cabinet on September 3. | According to the Reuters news agency, the new Afghanistan's administration headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will also include the son of the first Taliban leader Mullah Omar, Mullah Yaqoob, and the group's representative in Doha, Sher Moham…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-03). DHS, CNN Scramble To Flip Biden Afghanistan Narrative Back To Domestic 'White Supremacists' Threat. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published on President Biden had a disastrous August. His poll numbers

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). NATO's 20-year military hardware show: Sweden mulled bombing Afghanistan to promote Gripen warplanes. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Which were used in NATO's war against Libya in 2011. Sweden Allegedly Sought to Bomb Afghanistan as Advertisement for Its Fighter Jets, WikiLeaks Reveals A sensational WikiLeaks disclosure has revealed that Sweden's Armed Forces wanted to use the Afghanistan war to advertise its Saab Gripen fighter jets across the world thanks to combat experience. In …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Poland: NATO's Afghan war "spectacular" training (for conflict with Belarus, Russia). antibellum679354512.wordpress.com FM lauds Poland's Afghanistan mission, Kabul evacuationPolish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau has lauded his country's role in NATO's mission in Afghanistan "Poland was a participant in this allied operation," Rau said, adding: "We persevered in Afghanistan to the very end of our mission as a loyal and valuable ally." **** Looking back at the two-decade …

Melvin Goodman (2021-09-03). "Rogue Nations" and "Failed States": America Doesn't Know the Difference. counterpunch.org It would be easy to blame Donald Trump for the disarray in the transatlantic alliance, but twenty-five years of American exceptionalism is the real culprit. The aggressive expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the Clinton and Bush administrations over the objections of our West European allies began a period of discontinuity that still exists. Bush deepened the disarray in 2002 with his "axis of evil" speech that set the stage for the invasion of Iraq. Bush and Barack Obama considered Afghanistan the "good war," which brought two full decades of chaos throughout Southwest Asia. President Joe Bide…

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-03). Africa's uprising is frozen, its cry swollen with hope: The Thirty-Fifth Newsletter (2021). mronline.org On 26 August, two deadly attacks on the perimeter of Kabul's international airport killed over a hundred people, including a dozen U.S. soldiers. The bombings struck people desperate to enter the airport and flee Afghanistan. Not long afterwards, the Islamic State of Khorasan (IS-K) took credit for the attack.

_____ (2021-09-03). The War in Afghanistan Is Over, It's Time to Face the Truth. commondreams.org Through creative organizing and campaigning, we are moving multi million dollar deals away from the hands of these oil executives.

DLI (2021-09-03). Biden's "defiant" speech covered up Imperialist lies & shows the Empire's Cluelessness. indybay.org In his latest speech to the nation, White House Occupier Joe Biden defiantly defended the $6+ Trillion US Imperial mission in Afghanistan as "accomplished"! Without a single mention of the hundreds of Billions of bloodied war profits made by US arms peddlers like Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin et al, Joe Biden also lied about defeating al Qaeda. His convenient memory loss evidently couldn't recall that it was billions of US aid to Usama binLaden in the 1980s that spawned the al Qaeda network, and US Special Forces assassins didn't apprehend UBL for a trial back in 2010, but instead shot dead an invalid ex-CIA…

_____ (2021-09-03). It's Time to End Religious Exemptions During Public Health Emergencies. commondreams.org My opinion as the mother of an Army Infantry Officer who served in Kandahar Province during President Obama's surge in Afghanistan.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-09-03). On Propaganda and Failed Narratives: New Understanding of Afghanistan is a Must. counterpunch.org For twenty years, two dominant narratives have shaped our view of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, and neither one of these narratives would readily accept the use of such terms as 'illegal', 'invasion' and 'occupation.' The framing of the US 'military intervention' in Afghanistan, starting on October 7, 2001, as the official

Editor (2021-09-03). Afghanistan withdrawal is a shock to the Israel lobby. mronline.org Military occupations excite violent resistance throughout history. The U.S. has given up the fantasy of transforming Afghanistan. This removes Israel's cover for its occupation and is generating panic among Israel's friends.

_____ (2021-09-03). How Elite U.S. Institutions Created Afghanistan's Neoliberal President Ashraf Ghani, Who Stole $169 Million From His Country. strategic-culture.org Before he stole $169 million and fled his failed state in disgrace, Afghanistan's puppet President Ashraf Ghani was formed in elite American universities, given US citizenship, trained in neoliberal economics by the World Bank, glorified in the media as an "incorruptible" technocrat, and coached by powerful DC think tanks like the Atlantic Council.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-03). "Regressive, Conservative Forces Promoted by Imperialists in Afghanistan Prolonged Wars" libya360.wordpress.com Abdul Rahman U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar via Wikimedia Commons At a discussion organized by Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research, panelists pointed out that peace in Afghanistan can only be guaranteed through regional reconciliation led by regional players, independent of interference from the West The prolonged conflict in Afghanistan is a result of…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-03). Taliban Took Control Over Panjshir — SF Sources. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Today afternoon, various sources reported that the Taliban fighters had advanced and took control over the main part of the Afghanistan's Panjshir region. After that, some media reported, citing sources in the Taliban movement, that Panjshir had fallen into the Taliban's hands. For their part, the leaders of resistance declared that all attacks were successfully repulsed.By 8 p.m. CEST, SouthFront's sources in the region reported the…

Moderator (2021-09-03). Nathan Gardels: Is China Serious About Its 'Socialist Market'? scheerpost.com Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan, visits the 1-16th Infantry 2nd Battalion at Qalat Mangwal, Afghanistan, during a battlefield circulation, in support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. [ U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Joshua Treadwell] | Click to subscribe on: In this…

_____ (2021-09-03). Imperial Business-As-Usual… Biden-Zelenksy Meeting Shows U.S. Learned Nothing From Afghanistan. strategic-culture.org American militarism, war-making and imperial "nation-building" will continue. Because that is endemic to U.S. capitalism and its hegemonic addiction. | There was a staggering display of double-think this week from U.S. President Joe Biden. In reverse order, Biden hosted Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky at the White House on Wednesday and

George Capaccio (2021-09-03). Afghanistan: Farewell to Arms, Predator Drones, Night Raids…? counterpunch.org It is right that the Western troops are finally leaving our country — they should have done so much earlier. We cannot have a serious peace process as long as the Americans are in Afghanistan. We must build our country with our [own] hands. …The Americans replaced the barbaric regime of the Taliban with brutal warlords,

New Atlas (2021-09-03). US vs. China: Where does Vietnam Stand? newatlas.report September 4, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — As tensions continue to mount between Washington and Beijing, examples continue to abound comparing and contrasting the approaches used by both global powers regarding foreign policy. Another recent example on stark display is the US and China's respective approaches to Vietnam — a nation both countries have …

Don Gross (2021-09-03). Protest vs. cop killing in Chicago suburb met with heavy police repression. liberationnews.org The attacks on protesters show that Dolton officials, backed up by Illinois State Police, are willing to violate supposedly guaranteed rights under the 1st Amendment to protect killer cops.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-09-03). The state of working America, Labor Day 2021: Unsettled. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—At first glance, and by economic numbers alone, the state of working America appears to be improving. But a second look shows it's unsettled, due to the coronavirus. The official jobless rate hovers around 6%, still higher than it was by the end of former Democratic President Barack Obama's term. But it's down from the …

Dana Sanchez (2021-09-03). What Is Wash Trading? Inside The Price Manipulation Technique Dominating Crypto. moguldom.com Researchers from the University of Texas allege that wash trading played a key role in Block.one's record-breaking $4.362-billion ICO for the EOS blockchain in 2017 and 2018, artificially inflating prices in a type of illegal trading that happens on a growing number of crypto exchanges. EOS was allegedly wash-traded on the Binance and Bitfinex cryptocurrency …

Asa Winstanley (2021-09-03). How Owen Jones justifies Labour's purge of socialists. electronicintifada.net Guardian columnist ignores history of Nazi-Zionist collaboration.

Deepa Kumar (2021-09-03). Bias Against Muslims Must End. progressive.org The logic is: If you are sufficiently Muslim, you are sufficiently guilty.

Staff (2021-09-03). Living and dying in coal country. therealnews.com 100 years ago at the Battle of Blair Mountain, twenty thousand armed miners in West Virginia marched on the coal bosses and were met with bombs and submachine guns. Now, a century later, West Virginia and the people living there have been ravaged by extractive coal and gas industries employing destructive methods like mountaintop removal and fracking. | In her documentary "Hard Road of Hope," independent filmmaker Eleanor Goldfield details the history and contemporary struggles of West Virginians living and dying in coal country. As part of our coverage commemorating the Battle of Blair Mountain centennial,…

ecns.cn (2021-09-03). U.S. hospitals face oxygen shortages: CNN. ecns.cn Hospitals across the United States are facing oxygen shortages as they mainly handle unvaccinated patients, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Ed Rampell (2021-09-03). 'The Big Scary "S" Word': Documentary film viewers of the world, unite! peoplesworld.org As its popularity soars, socialism's secret sauce is explored in this never pedantic, feel-good movie manifesto that will make you want to march out of the theater and own the means of production. The perfect film for Labor Day weekend is opening in Los Angeles. Director/producer Yael Bridge's stand-up-and-cheer The Big Scary "S" Word is …

Staff (2021-09-03). The deadly results of DeSantis's 'own the libs' governing strategy. therealnews.com For the state of Florida, August saw the highest number of COVID-19-related deaths since the very beginning of the pandemic. And yet, Gov. Ron DeSantis is

Bruce Lerro (2021-09-03). Seven Theories of Politics: The Rehabilitation of a Loaded Vice Word. dissidentvoice.org "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you." — Pericles, 430 BC Orientation Politics is a slippery set of actions We normally think art and literature are different from politics, but how do we explain what the difference is? There are occasions when art …

International Action Center (2021-09-03). Sordid source of 'lab-leak' accusation — against China. workers.org The following lightly edited statement was released Aug. 24 by the International Action Center (iacenter.org). The U.S.-China Solidarity Project has just released an up-to-date, in-depth look at the network of anti-China think tanks responsible for promoting the bogus lab-leak theory that COVID-19 originated in Chinese labs. "Capitalism on a Ventilator" . . . |

C.J. Hopkins (2021-09-03). The Covidian Cult (Part III). dissidentvoice.org In The Covidian Cult (Part I) and (Part II), I characterized the so-called "New Normal" as a "global totalitarian ideological movement." Since I published those essays, more and more people have come to see it for what it is, not "insanity" or "an overreaction," but, in fact, a new form of totalitarianism, a globalized, pathologized, …

Jacqueline Luqman (2021-09-03). Film Review: 'Candyman' Raises Questions About Real-Life Impact of White Supremacy. towardfreedom.org For those who understand what DaCosta's "Candyman" is trying to say and why, it may not be scary in the traditional slasher/spine-tingler sense, so it's hard to say whether or not the movie is "good" as a traditional horror film. However, the real-life nightmares and horrors reflected in this film are what many Black viewers will be all too familiar with.

Staff (2021-09-03). China Prepares to Resume Oil Operations in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com China's National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the country's main oil producer, is preparing to reactivate operations in Venezuela, following the devaluation of its investment due to illegal US "sanctions" against the Caribbean country. China thereby demonstrates once again that it is willing to do business with Venezuela, despite the blockade against the Venezuelan people which prohibits the vast majority of business transactions with Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA). | Anonymous sources with direct knowledge of the subject declared to Bloomberg that CNPC sent engineers and commercial personnel to Venezuela, a…

_____ (2021-09-03). Black Community And Climate Justice. popularresistance.org There is an easy correlation between the frequency and magnitude of climate-related disasters and the negative impact that has on human beings, especially on Black and Indigenous communities, who disproportionately due to accompanying social and economic-political disasters are usually at the forefront of these impacts due to many factors, including blatant political negligence. | In 2008, I lived in Atlanta, Georgia, and was the Director of Operations and Programs at the US Human Rights Network, when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, we were one of the first organizations (not the only one) to make the conne…

Staff (2021-09-03). A man was tasered in his own driveway, but cops weren't finished with him. therealnews.com Surveillance footage reveals police assaulting an unarmed man on his own property. While the use of force in the video is shocking on its own, what's even more shocking is the fact that the state of Texas is currently threatening the victim with 10 years in prison. On this week's PAR, we take an in-depth look at the common practice of stacking charges to intimidate citizens into taking plea deals, as well as the lack of accountability for aggressive police tactics that violate people's civil rights. We also examine the possibility that police may have targeted the victim in question for previously posting a…

_____ (2021-09-03). World Economic Forum Targets Detroit. popularresistance.org The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced plans to open a "Global Center for Urban Transformation" in Detroit in October 2021. The WEF is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that describes itself as aiming to improve "the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas." It has been in existence since 1971 and is based in Switzerland. | This won't be the first time the capitalist corporate, banking and political power-brokers have focused on the Motor City to promote their plans to strengthen their explo…

Karen Conner (2021-09-03). Economy Adds 235,000 Jobs in August; Unemployment Falls to 5.2 Percent. cepr.net The average hourly wage for production and nonsupervisory workers in leisure and hospitality grew at a 23.7 percent annual rate in the last three months compared with the prior three.

Michael Berkowitz (2021-09-03). 'The White Lotus' (HBO) and 'Nine Perfect Strangers' (Hulu): Hot tub hegemony! peoplesworld.org Tanya McQuoid (Jennifer Coolidge) is troubled. She carries around her mother's ashes searching for the perfect place to scatter them. More importantly, she also searches for love. Newlywed Shane Patton's (Jake Lacy) search is for respect, no matter how many people he must step over in his grim, mean-spirited quest to show his superiority. Could …

John Catalinotto (2021-09-03). Report from New Orleans: Government does nothing for the poor. workers.org Sept. 1 — Gavrielle Gemma, union and political organizer since the 1970s and now working with the New Orleans-based Workers Voice Socialist Movement, called Workers World to report on the situation there, post-Hurricane Ida. Gemma is now living in a modest single-family home in the Florida neighborhood of New Orleans, . . . |

Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-03). Blinken Says No to Greenland Real Estate. dissidentvoice.org In May, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a visit to Greenland. In a rather unedifying way, he was called 'Tony' by his hosts, a disarming point that was bound to open the floodgates of insincerity. For all the convivial stuffing, there was a certain sting to the occasion: the previous Trump administration had …

_____ (2021-09-03). Extinction Rebellion Protests: Activists Strip, Glue, And Warn. popularresistance.org Activists at the Extinction Rebellion protest have now been freed from the plant pots, onto which they had glued themselves, only to be been placed immediately into handcuffs and taken to a police van. | Others stripped naked in front of a branch of Barclays bank in protest, behind a banner which read: "We are all vulnerable, stop funding fossil fuels". | Meanwhile, dozens of medical staff, including doctors, surgeons and anesthetists, gathered outside JP Morgan's headquarters in London calling on the investment bank to divest from fossil fuels on Friday, with a warning that failing to act now would make the plan…

Steve Sweeney (2021-09-03). Nearly 1 million people killed in 20 years of US 'war on terror' — report. peoplesworld.org The U.S. war on terror has killed almost one million people across the world and cost the country some $8 trillion over the past 20 years, according to a new report. The Costs of War Project by Brown University estimated that between 897,000 and 929,000 people have lost their lives as a direct result of …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-09-03). Court Docs: The FBI Funded Neo-Nazi Book Publisher And Informant With $100,000. moguldom.com The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) paid a white supremacist leader who is connected to a neo-Nazi book publisher more than $100,000 as an informant in the takedown of a neo-Nazi organization, court documents have revealed. The informant, identified as Joshua Caleb Sutter of Columbia, South Carolina, worked with the FBI since 2003, according to …

Whitney Webb (2021-09-03). World Economic Forum (WEF) Warns of Cyberattack Leading to Systemic Collapse of the Global Financial System. globalresearch.ca

Kevin Mwanza (2021-09-03). What Is The New COVID Variant Mu? 3 Things To Know About The WHO Investigation. moguldom.com A new covid variant known as mu that was first detected in January in Colombia has been listed as one of five "variants of interest" by the World Health Organization (WHO). Mu accounts for nearly 40 percent of covid-19 cases in Colombia and has been detected in the U.S. and at least 38 other countries. …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-09-03). Announcing the Rust Belt Rising Center in so-called Rockford, Illinois. itsgoingdown.org Announcing a new anarchist political center in so-called Rockford, Illinois. We're excited to announce our new political center in Rockford, Illinois. The mission of Rust Belt Rising is to spread ideas and practices of autonomous revolutionary traditions and anarchy informed by black, brown and indigenous resistance to the State, Capital, and colonialism. We take inspiration…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-03). US Secretary of State Blinken Says "No" to Greenland Real Estate. "Strategists Hoping for Easier Access to the Arctic" globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-03). Ex-Prosecutor Indicted For Misconduct In Ahmaud Arbery Death. popularresistance.org Savannah, Ga. — A former Georgia prosecutor was indicted Thursday on misconduct charges alleging she used her position to shield the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery from being charged with crimes immediately after the shootings. | A grand jury in coastal Glynn County indicted former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson on a felony count of violating her oath of office and hindering a law enforcement officer, a misdemeanor. | The indictment resulted from an investigation Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr requested last year into local prosecutors' handling of Arbery's slaying…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-09-03). Dozens die in Ida's rampage through the Northeast. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Hurricane Ida's killer rampage from New Orleans through New York as the West continued to burn made ever clearer this week the connection between the need to combat climate change and the necessity of rebuilding the nation's infrastructure. Ida's torrential downpours came in amounts meteorological models say should occur only once every 200-500 years. The …

Lance Johnson (2021-09-03). Israel Now Has More COVID Infections Per Capita Than Any Country in the World, Even as "Booster Shots" Are Being Widely Administered There. globalresearch.ca

Kim Ault (2021-09-03). Six Children, One Mom, No Broadband Internet Connection. aclu.org A total nightmare. That's what life has felt like as a mother living with six children in virtual classes. For over a year, it's been one challenge after another to get the tools my children need to continue their education. We needed space, so I got them folding tables for desks. We needed computers, so a local nonprofit helped supply each child with a laptop. But we learned quickly that all the space and supplies in the world didn't mean much without a steady broadband internet connection. We could not afford it. | When classes went virtual last year, I had recently lost my position as a school bus driver. S…

Bama Athreya (2021-09-03). Trade Policy Won't Work for Workers Till it Works for Women. fpif.org Gender justice advocates have been waiting for far too long for trade justice. Women's rights organizations have been pointing this out for at least two decades, during a wave of activism around globalization and the role of trade agreements in exacerbating inequality. | This activism, epitomized by memorable protests when trade negotiators convened in Seattle in 1999, and Montreal and Cancun in 2003, catalyzed exciting proposals for inclusive, people-centered alternatives. A few of those ideas have found their way into trade regimes, but far from enough. Meanwhile, global inequality has reached an unprecedented…

Arsenio Toledo (2021-09-03). It's a Subscription: Fauci Says Government on Track to Administer COVID-19 Booster Doses Every Eight Months. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-09-03). Iran, Nicaragua Seek United Front Against US Pressure. orinocotribune.com Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi has underlined the need for close cooperation with Nicaragua and other Latin American states on the world stage to foil US sanctions against independent nations. | In a telephone conversation with his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, on Tuesday night, Raeisi said that the coincidence of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution with the Nicaraguan Revolution laid the groundwork for strengthening bonds between the two nations. | "The Islamic Republic's approach in foreign policy is to enhance the level of ties with Latin American countries and those in the Caribbean region, including Nic…

Dimitri Lascaris (2021-09-03). Green Party members give preliminary approval to bold progressive policies. canadiandimension.com A supporter holds a sign for the Green Party of Canada in Toronto, September 3, 2019. Photo by Cole Burston. | On August 19, four days after the Trudeau government called a federal election, the Green Party of Canada (GPC) disclosed that its members had given preliminary approval to a series of bold climate and social justice policies. | If given final approval by GPC members, these policies will position the GPC as the most progressive party in Canada's Parliament, by a wide margin. | Many of these policies were formulated, submitted and promoted by members of the GPC's eco-socialist wing in a collective…

_____ (2021-09-03). The Draft Has Been Expanded To Women. popularresistance.org Today the House Armed Services Committee joined the Senate Armed Services Committee in voting 35-24 to expand registration for a possible military draft to include young women as well as young men. | Following today's House committee vote and an earlier Senate committee vote in July (before Congress's summer vacation), the versions of the annual "must-pass" National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be considered later this fall in both the House and Senate will include provisions requiring women to register for the draft within 30 days of their 18th birthday and report to the Selective Service System each time…

Mark Fiore (2021-09-03). Screen Shot 2021-09-02 at 9.16.43 AM.png. progressive.org The harder it is for so many people to remain unvaccinated, the better.

Peter Certo (2021-09-03). 'Justice, Not Vengeance': Read Our 2001 Statement on the 9/11 Attacks. ips-dc.org In the days after 9/11, IPS convened scores of allies to express our grief — and to speak out against the rush to war.

Liberation Staff (2021-09-03). An'Twan Gilmore murdered by D.C. police for sleeping in his car. liberationnews.org In the early morning hours of Aug. 25, several officers of the notoriously racist Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department surrounded An'Twan Gilmore, a 27-year-old Black man.

Matt Sedlar (2021-09-03). Labor Day: US Labor's Future May Depend on Monetary and Fiscal Policy. cepr.net Labor Day is a good time to reflect upon how American workers have been doing — especially the majority who have been left behind for most of the past 40 years.

Ann Brown (2021-09-03). 7 Suspicious And Questionable Things To Know About The US Government Relationship With Saudi Arabia. moguldom.com As the U.S. nears the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, some are wondering if President Joe Biden will finally address the alleged complicity of Saudi Arabia. "Our government still puts its relationship with the Saudis first. That's reprehensible and reason to wonder whether the U.S. is even the dominant partner," wrote Terry Strada …

Ann Brown (2021-09-03). The True History Of Joe Biden Using Racist Language Against Black America. moguldom.com President Joe Biden recently appeared to have called his senior advisor Cedric Richmond "boy" when introducing him during an Aug. 30 virtual briefing on Hurricane Ida held by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Richmond is Black, and the term "boy" is obviously offensive and considered racist. "We're waiting for a few more people to …

Staff (2021-09-03). Latin American & Caribbean Nations Gravitate Away from OAS, Closer to CELAC. orinocotribune.com Voices increasingly agree on the urgent need to replace the Organization of American States (OAS) with an organization such as the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), among others. This would permit a different approach to Latin American and Caribbean regional integration. | One of the triggers of this debate has been the role played by OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, firmly sponsored by the United States, and his interference in the internal affairs of various countries in the region. | Bolivia: "Almagro must go" | On August 9, Almagro reiterated a report presented in 2019, that detect…

Rebecca Boone (2021-09-03). Idaho hospitals nearly buckling in relentless COVID surge. peoplesworld.org BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The intensive care rooms at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center are full, each a blinking jungle of tubes, wires, and mechanical breathing machines. The patients nestled inside are a lot alike: All unvaccinated, mostly middle-aged, paralyzed and sedated, reliant on life support, and locked in a silent struggle against COVID-19. But …

IndustriALL (2021-09-03). Independent union next for workers at General Motors' Silao plant. peoplesworld.org Workers at the General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico, have formed a new union — the national union of automotive workers, SINTTIA. The union will seek to represent GM workers and negotiate a new collective employment agreement. In a historic vote on 17 and 18 August, workers rejected the current collective bargaining agreement, controlled by …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2021-09-03). "A Son" and "She Had a Dream" globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-03). Colombian Congress Sabotages Return of Monómeros to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Colombian congressmen are asking the government of Iván Duque to "protect Monómeros," Venezuela's second-most significant asset abroad, located in Colombia. Monómeros was illegally transferred to representatives of former deputy Guaidó by Colombian authorities—in violation of all international and local regulations—as a component of the failed US-led Guaidó project. | The representative for Colombia's Atlántico department, Cesar Lorduy, proposed that Colombia expropriate the company or sell it to private investors, in order to prevent Venezuela from recovering it, clear evidence of the criminal mindse…

Alexia Isais (2021-09-03). Tempe, AZ: The real costs of gentrification. liberationnews.org The "success" of ASU could not have been achieved without displacing working-class people from their homes and leaving them to have to restart the already difficult journey of finding affordable housing.

Kevin Gosztola (2021-09-03). 9/11 Cinema: 'The Siege' Foreshadowed America's Dark Transformation. thedissenter.org FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard (Screen shot from the promotional trailer for "The Siege" and fair use for the purposes of commentary)[Editor's Note: This is the first in The Dissenter's weekly series on 9/11 and its impact on cinema, which will be published as a companion to our series, "Twenty Years In A Security State."] | Yunis Shokuri, who was a Guantanamo Bay prisoner for over 13 years, once recalled the plot of "The Siege" when he appeared before a military tribunal. "The movie was about terrorists carrying out terrorist attacks in the United States.""The CIA and FBI were no…

TRT World (2021-09-03). Video: Australia's Controversial Spy Bill in 'Contempt of Democracy'. asia-pacificresearch.com

TASS (2021-09-03). Putin highlights Far East's advanced development as Russia's top priority. tass.com The development of the Russian Far East is a unique task by its complexity, Russian President added…

Staff (2021-09-03). New Website Exposes Impact of US & EU Illegal Blockade on Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, September 2, the website of the National Observatory of Unilateral Coercive Measures was launched, with the aim of showing the damage caused by the economic blockade imposed against Venezuela. At this time the information is only in Spanish but many analysts expect it to be also presented in English, thus increasing its ability to penetrate the disinformation that is an integral part of the attack against Venezuela. | The launch of the website took place this Thursday morning through the YouTube channel of the MCU VEN National Observatory, in which the Vice Minister of Anti-Blockade Policies, Willi…

Yves Engler (2021-09-03). Canadian Military Wrecks the Environment. orinocotribune.com By Yves Engler — Aug 24, 2021 | The forest fires, torrential floods and other extreme weather events wreaking havoc around the world are a cry from Mother Earth to take bold action. It's time for environmentalists to directly challenge militarism, which is inherently anti-ecological and divides the world into good guys and bad guys at a time when we need international cooperation to mitigate the climate crisis. | From decimating animal life to releasing substantial greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere, Canada's armed forces have an immense ecological footprint. They've littered the landscape with tens…

Marcelo Colussi (2021-09-03). Afganistán: La versión que no se cuenta. globalizacion.ca En 1978 en Afganistán tuvo lugar una revolución socialista, conocida como Revolución Saur o Revolución de Abril. Se conformó entonces la República Democrática de Afganistán, conducida por el Partido Democrático Popular de Afganistán, de izquierda, la que recibió el apoyo…

Editor (2021-09-03). 5 years since the 2016 Coup: an Interview with Dilma Rousseff. mronline.org The 2016 coup was ground zero. It was the inaugural act, but the process continues.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-03). Nicaragua Launches New Plan to Fight Poverty and Promote Human Development. libya360.wordpress.com Teri Mattson and John PerryAbove photo: A local market in Malecón, Managua. Matyas Rehak/Shutterstock. Ivan Acosta is Nicaragua's minister of housing and public credit, with responsibility for key aspects of government planning. In July, he presented the country's new "National Plan for the Fight against Poverty and for Human Development." This builds on the achievements…

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