Daily Archives: September 10, 2021

2021-09-10: News Headlines

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-09-10). A Climate Disaster is Unfolding Before Our Eyes…And Politicians Still Refuse to Take Action. counterpunch.org On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall off the coast of Louisiana, triggering a slow-moving disaster as floodwaters breached the levees around New Orleans. Nearly 2,000 people were killed over several weeks, hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed, and the city was left in ruins. Environmental scientists warned that Katrina was a taste

Dean Baker (2021-09-10). The Economic Recovery: Where Are We Now? counterpunch.org Last week's jobs report filled news accounts with stories of gloom and doom. The 235,000 new jobs created in August was well below most projections. The theme was that something had gone seriously wrong with the economy and we should be very worried about the prospects for the labor market and the economy through the

Eve Ottenberg (2021-09-10). Biden Was Right to Leave Afghanistan, But Sanctions are for Sore Losers. counterpunch.org Afghanistan now joins a very big club, including Venezuela, Cuba, Iran and others, of those the U.S. aims to starve into regime change. How's that going? Well might you ask. It appears to be utterly ineffective at anything aside from tormenting ordinary people. In the face of sanctions, leaders clutch at power more ferociously than ever, because they see themselves endangered, while cancer patients can't buy chemo. In short, these sanctions will break Afghanistan financially, probably cause famine and will doubtless engender huge emigration, while serving no purpose besides random cruelty, because sanctions are w…

Editor (2021-09-10). The longstanding complicity of the Israeli Medical Association with torture in Israel. mronline.org There is not even-handed regulation of doctors worldwide regarding complicity with torture. The case of the Israeli Medical Association serves as a prime example.

Mir Ali Hosseini (2021-09-10). Why We Shouldn't Congratulate Biden on Afghanistan. counterpunch.org The media criticizes Biden for the wrong reasons, but it doesn't mean he should be praised. Biden's decision to pull the American troops from Afghanistan put a bitter end to his honeymoon with the liberal press. But only because the mainstream press seems to be pulling the rug from under the President's feet doesn't mean

Dennis Bernstein (2021-09-10). The Bloody US Withdrawal From Afghanistan and the Persecution of Julian Assange: an Interview With John Pilger. counterpunch.org John Pilger is an Emmy Award winning investigative journalist and filmmaker. His compelling documentaries have won major recognition in the U.S. and Europe and around the world. He is the recipient of the Royal Television Society's Best Documentary and many other awards. The British Film Institute includes his 1970 film Year Zero, the Silent Death of

Anonymous669 (2021-09-10). Brother Of Afghan Resistance Leader Killed By Taliban While Attempting To Flee Panjshir. southfront.org Illustrative image. | The Taliban had killed Roohullah Saleh, brother of former Afghan Vice President Amarullah Saleh, in the northeastern province of Panjshir, Afghan sources reported on September 10. | Roohullah was reportedly ambushed by Taliban fighters in the district of Rukha as he was attempting to flee Panjshir towards the capital, Kabul. The death of Roohullah is yet to be officially confirmed by his family, the Afghan resistance or the Taliban. | Locals claim that Roohullah Saleh, elder brother of Amarullah Saleh…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-10). Indian Media Claims Pakistan Airforce Struck Panjshir, Proves It With Video Game Footage. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Indian news broadcasts claimed that the Pakistani airforce attacked the Panjshir valley in Afghanistan to assist the Taliban in fighting the Resistance Front. | Indian media did so by sharing footage of alleged Pakistani airstrikes. The only issue? | It's not real, as it was footage from the video game Arma 3. | @republic, The 'exclusive video' that your team has accessed of Airstrikes at #PanjshirVall…

Otis Grotewohl (2021-09-10). Workers commemorate centennial of the Battle of Blair Mountain. workers.org Charleston, W.Va. United Mine Workers (UMWA) members retrace steps of striking miners 100 years later, Sept. 3-5, West Virginia. Throughout West Virginia, mine workers, activists and workers from around the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain over the Labor Day weekend. There were over 30 . . . |

WSWS (2021-09-10). The role of the trade unions: Biden's fairy tale vs. reality at Dana. wsws.org On Wednesday afternoon, President Joe Biden gave a Labor Day speech that presented a fairy tale version of the role of the trade unions. The brutal reality is playing out across more than 15 Dana auto parts plants as the UAW and USW attempt to force through concessions contracts that workers overwhelmingly voted down.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Australian Labor Party helps push through "extraordinary" surveillance laws. wsws.org Labor backs bill to allow the police and intelligence forces to secretly hack into online devices, collect, alter or delete data, and take over social media accounts.

ecns.cn (2021-09-10). Xi calls for adding more positive factors to China-U.S. relations. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that relevant government agencies of China and the United States could advance collaboration and tap more cooperation potential, so as to add more positive factors to the bilateral relationship.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Former UAW presidents Jones and Williams report to prison for embezzling millions in workers' dues money. wsws.org Former UAW Presidents Dennis Williams and Gary Jones have reported to federal prison to begin serving slap-on-the-wrist sentences.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Support the strike at Berlin's hospitals! Build action committees! wsws.org Behind the scenes, Verdi, the Senate and management are frantically seeking to divide the health workers and sell out the strike.

Staff (2021-09-10). #SaveIsraa: Freedom, justice and dignity for Israa Jaabis! samidoun.net On October 11, 2015, Palestinian mother, educator and social worker Israa Ja'abis was returning to her home in Jerusalem. However, an electrical failure in her car's airbag caused a fire as she approached the illegal Israeli occupation's Al-Z'ayyem checkpoint. In desperation, Israa got out of the car to get rid of the fire. Instead of […] | The article

WSWS (2021-09-10). Canadian workers speak out against reckless reopening of schools amid fourth wave of pandemic. wsws.org Ontario became the last province across Canada to reopen its schools, with almost one million students and two hundred thousand educators and support staff returning to crowded classrooms and poorly ventilated school buildings this week.

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-09-10). A turning point in American corrections. workers.org The following lightly edited commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal aired as part of the "50 Years of Resistance: Black August & Attica" live broadcast, hosted by the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party, Sept. 2. In my mind, Attica was a turning point in American — and I use the term . . . |

WSWS (2021-09-10). Ukrainian government looks to intensify exploitation of IT workers. wsws.org The economic crisis caused by the pandemic is pushing the Ukrainian oligarchy to look for new sources of profit made on the backs of the working class.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Workers in Shepparton, Australian regional town beset by COVID, speak out. wsws.org At the height of the outbreak, more than 100 people were infected in Shepparton, forcing another 20,000 into isolation.

WSWS (2021-09-10). UAW calls bogus "strike" at ZF Marysville Axle, while forcing Dana workers to remain at work after rejecting contract. wsws.org The UAW limited the action to only a handful of people, but there is enormous potential for Dana workers to unite with their brothers and sisters across the auto and auto parts industry to overturn decades of union-backed concessions.

Workers World Party (2021-09-10). Editorial: Al terminar la ocupación, Estados Unidos miente para ocultar los crímenes. workers.org La sangrienta semana final de la ocupación estadounidense de Afganistán está repitiendo los crímenes de Washington de los últimos 20 años. Una guerra cuyo pretexto era combatir el "terror" está terminando, en medio del terror que han generado los asesinatos masivos de Estados Unidos. En 2009, personas de todo el . . . |

Staff (2021-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Orders Vaccine Mandates for Federal Workers and Large Employers, International Flights Resume from Kabul Airport; Taliban Torture Journalists Covering Protests, Syrian Army Enters Daraa, Birthplace of Uprising Against Assad a Decade Ago, Biden Admin Extends TPS for 400,000 People Through 2022, Whistleblower Details Abuse of Migrant Children at Fort Bliss Base in Texas, SCOTUS Stays Execution of Texas Death Row Prisoner, DOJ Sues Texas over Unconstitutional Abortion Ban , Biden Withdraws Gun Control Advocate as ATF Nominee, Names Ally to Big Polluters for Key Energy Post, EPA Seeks Permanent Block on Pebble…

WSWS (2021-09-10). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Danish nurses walk out again over imposed pay deal after ten-week strike in defiance of government and union; ScotRail strikes continue and expand in Scotland as engineer vote to walk out; Nigerian doctors strike enters week six, but union tells doctors in Lagos state to return to work as other health workers threaten walk out…

Sarah Anderson (2021-09-10). Four CEO Pay-Related Taxes in Play on Capitol Hill. counterpunch.org Americans believe the ratio between CEO and worker pay should be no higher than 7 to 1, according to one academic survey. Last year, in the middle of a pandemic, average CEO pay ran hundreds of times greater than typical employee pay. At 58 U.S. corporations, the CEO-worker pay gap was more than 1,000 to

Austin Reynolds (2021-09-10). Is social housing the solution to Anchorage's homeless crisis? liberationnews.org Year after year, bodies are found frozen in the snow as the city continues to fail to provide the homeless population with shelter let alone permanent housing.

James C. Nelson (2021-09-10). The Power of Privacy: the Future of Roe in Montana. counterpunch.org Texas' new anti-abortion law is one of the most restrictive in the developed world.[1] But no surprise that the brouhaha over women's right to abortion services has nothing to do with honoring their personal autonomy and little to do with fetal mortality. Rather, the fight is grounded in partisan politics. Historian Heather Cox Richardson provides

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-09-10). Marjorie Cohn on Texas Abortion Law, Kimberly Inez McGuire on Abortion Realities. fair.org (cc photo: Beth Wilson) | This week on CounterSpin: Many people will know that the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1973, enshrining women's right to access abortion—to choose when and whether to have a child. It seemed to signal recognition that abortion is healthcare, that most women who have abortions are mothers (in other words, they don't need to have an ultrasound to recognize what's happening), that medical reality and theology are not the same, and that outlawing abortion doesn't stop it, but just pushes women to have unsafe abortions. | Less often considered is how immediately after Roe, Cong…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-09-10). Mexico decriminalises abortion in historic ruling. greenleft.org.au Mexico's Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the laws that penalise women and pregnant persons for terminating their pregnancy are unconstitutional, reports Tanya Wadhwa. With the historic decision, the country's top court decriminalised abortions across the nation.

Radical Women (2021-09-10). Sunday 10/3: National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Federal Building, 7th & Mission Sts., San Francisco…

Martha Burk (2021-09-10). A Chill Wind: Texas Unleashes Bounty Hunters on Women. counterpunch.org Back in the 19th century, Texas was awash in vigilante groups. In those dark years, various self-appointed "law enforcers" modeled after the Texas Rangers embarked on a decades-long campaign of ethnic cleansing of Indigenous peoples in the western territory. Thanks to the Supreme Court, the state is now unleashing another wave of newly minted bounty

K. Jessica Hsu — Mark Schuller (2021-09-10). Haitians Helping Haitians. counterpunch.org January 9, 2010, the day before the massive earthquake hit Haiti, Dahline was washing clothes by the river at the far end of the island in a town called Abricots. Her face bore the scars of various epileptic seizures she had suffered. On her right forearm was a deep bluish scar from when she fell

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). "Unprecedented demand" for Turkish combat drones after use in Iraq, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Unprecedented demand pours in for Turkey's combat drone The Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been seeing unprecedented demand from around the world following its deployment in military operations, according to a senior executive at the drone magnate Baykar. **** "Since our Bayraktar TB2 UAV participated in the Idlib Operation (Operation Spring Shield), …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-09-10). Energy Geopolitics: Electricity for Syria and Lebanon Depends on the US. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous669 (2021-09-10). Attack With 'Precision-Guided Munitions' Targeted US Base In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on September 8, a base of the US-led coalition located to the north of the Syrian town of al-Shaddadi in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah came under attack. | Military sources in the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces told the North Press Agency (NPA) that two precision-guided 120 mm munitions were fired at the base. One of the munitions landed near the fence of the base, while the second struck a vehicle maintenance facility inside the base. | The attack didn't result in any casualties. H…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-10). Russian Sources Identified Service Member Killed In Syria, Shared Photos From Attack Scene. southfront.org Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Schneider. Source: t.me/milinfolive | The Russian service member who was killed in central Syria on September 9 has been identified by Russian sources as 45-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Schneider. | According to a

Middle East Eye (2021-09-10). Calls for 'Friday of Rage' as Israel Bans Family Visits to Palestinian Prisoners. globalresearch.ca

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-09-10). Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Jerusalem. electronicintifada.net Video released by police shows reflexive use of lethal force.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-09-10). Could ICC try Palestinians while Israel gets away with murder? electronicintifada.net Human Rights Watch frames armed resistance as "war crimes."

Ramzy Baroud (2021-09-10). How Many More Palestinians Must Die for Israel's 'Security'? zcomm.org Far more bewildering is the international community's apathy while Israelis debate about how many more Palestinians ought to be killed…

Graeme MacQueen (2021-09-10). Anthrax Attacks Directed Against Public Officials Following 9/11 Had all the Markings of a False Flag Operation. covertactionmagazine.com Aim Was to Sow Fear in the Public and Condition it to Support Wars of Aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq. …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-09-10). War crimes in Afghanistan should not go unpunished. en.mehrnews.com Iran UN envoy says that war crimes committed by foreign forces in Afghanistan should not go unpunished, adding that Iran will not recognize any government that take power by force.

Walden Bello (2021-09-10). September 11 and the Debacle of 'Nation-Building' in Iraq and Afghanistan. fpif.org In one of his interviews before the Taliban retook Afghanistan, John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser, blamed the American failure in Afghanistan on a change in Washington's mission from anti-terrorism to "nation building." In his view, Washington should just have held strategic sites in the country to keep terrorists off balance and not engaged in an ambitious reconstruction of Afghan society. | Bolton, one of the hardline conservatives who served as a high level official in the George W. Bush administration that invaded Afghanistan in response to 9/11, was engaging in what Americans call "Monday…

James W. Carden (2021-09-10). What Next After 20 Years of War in Afghanistan? Anatol Lieven on the U.S. Legacy and the Taliban's Rise. counterpunch.org On Monday, August 30, at 3: 29 p.m. Eastern Time, a C-17 transport plane took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, signaling the end of America's longest war. It was a war that took the lives of at least 48,000 Afghan civilians, 2,461 U.S. service members, 66,000Afghan national military police, and 1,144 NATO allied service members. The Cost

Anticapitalist Resistance (2021-09-10). The US Lost in Afghanistan. But US Imperialism Isn't Going Anywhere. indybay.org With the "Vietnam syndrome" reloaded, there is a strong mistrust against large-scale foreign expeditions among the US public, including the US military. But there is much less attention and action on the part of the antiwar movement when it comes to the rampant massacres perpetrated by the United States through drones and pinpoint strikes.

Anonymous765 (2021-09-10). In The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan All Get What They Deserve, Except Women. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 884Bz8UH63aYsjVdkfWfScRYWZGGNbjFL7pztqvWNSrtYT4reFSwyvkCj9KEGUtheHhhMUj…

Staff (2021-09-10). Freezing Afghanistan's assets, aid funds could 'throw millions into poverty' & spark 'massive' refugee crisis, UN envoy warns. rt.com A UN envoy to Afghanistan has warned of a looming humanitarian crisis in the war-torn nation, saying that cutting aid funds to the Taliban-run government could throw millions into severe poverty and trigger a major refugee crisis. | UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons issued the dire warning during a

Staff (2021-09-10). Rep. Barbara Lee, Who Cast Sole Vote After 9/11 Against "Forever Wars," on Need for Afghan War Inquiry. democracynow.org Twenty years ago, Rep. Barbara Lee was the only member of Congress to vote against war in the immediate aftermath of the devastating 9/11 attacks that killed about 3,000 people. "Let us not become the evil that we deplore," she urged her colleagues in a dramatic address on the House floor. The final vote in the House was 420-1. This week, as the U.S. marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Rep. Lee spoke with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman about her fateful vote in 2001 and how her worst fears about "forever wars" came true. "All it said was the president can use force forever, as long as that nation, individual or org…

Christina Cowger (2021-09-10). The value of looking backward. zcomm.org We must acknowledge the damage done to Afghanistan, accept responsibility, and provide funding for reparations and humanitarian relief…

The Conversation (2021-09-10). Minerals, drugs and China: How the Taliban might finance their new Afghan government. juancole.com By Hanif Sufizada | — Now that the Taliban have reportedly taken full control of Afghanistan and begun forming a government, a looming challenge awaits: How will they keep their country and economy afloat financially? For the past 20 years, the U.S. government and other countries have financed the vast majority of the Afghan government's …

Staff (2021-09-10). Shared Grief After 9/11: Sister of WTC Victim Meets Afghan Who Lost 19 Family Members in U.S. Attack. democracynow.org On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we revisit a conversation we hosted in January of 2002 between Masuda Sultan, an Afghan American woman who lost 19 members of her family in a U.S. air raid, and Rita Lasar, a New Yorker who lost her brother in the World Trade Center attack. Lasar would become an active member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Masuda later wrote the memoir, "My War at Home."

rebekah (2021-09-10). How One Little-Known Loophole Fuels Toxic Dynastic Wealth. inequality.org

Dongsheng News (2021-09-10). News on China | No. 67. dissidentvoice.org Among the topics in this episode of News on China: how China plans to control housing prices, mushroom cultivation and poverty alleviation, and China seeking the integration of Guangdong and Macao.

Mickey Z. (2021-09-10). COVID-19 and 9/11 (Never Forget?). dissidentvoice.org Collage by Mickey Z In response to the events of September 11, 2001, the emergency use authorization (EUA) concept was created. The ostensible idea was to empower the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the use of potentially life-saving products (e.g. medicines, etc.) after a terrorist attack. However, the EUA designation was not put …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Identifying China, Russia as threats, Finland reserves NATO option. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Government proposes 500 new jobs for Finnish Defence Forces The report describes Finland's defence environment as being "tense and difficult to predict." It emphasises the growing strategic importance of Finland's neighbouring Arctic areas and the perception of Northern European defence as a whole. The report furthermore points to intensified competition between the great powers affecting …

Mitchell Zimmerman (2021-09-10). The Victims of Our Post-9/11 Wars Deserve Remembrance, Too. fpif.org Few who offer their prayers this September in the hallowed plaza where the Twin Towers once stood will be aware that the September 11 memorial echoes a 1987 Holocaust "counter-memorial" in Kassel, Germany. | Like our memorial, the German monument consists of a hollow in the shape of what had once been there, into which water flows. But the scope of the remembrances evoked by the two memorials are revealingly different. | We Americans want only to recall our innocent dead and to honor them. Unlike the Germans, we spurn acknowledging the evils done in their name that came to be intertwined with our losses, the cata…

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-09-10). Belief, Truth, Science, Religion and 9-11. counterpunch.org On 2 September 2021, CounterPunch published my article 'Confessions of a Secret Controlled Demolitions Special Operative for 911'. Some readers believe this story is entirely true, and confirms suspicions they "have always known to be true" about 9-11 being "an inside job." Other readers believe this story is a hoax, something like the Piltdown Man

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-09-10). Ed Asner: The Grouchy 'Marxist': RIP. counterpunch.org I'm sorry, but learning that old Ed Asner carked it last week in LA, at 91, was some of the best news I've heard in some time. Christos, I needed the good news. If he hadn't died, of no unnatural causes, I never would have stumble-bungled across his 2017 book in my Alexandrianesque library I've

WSWS (2021-09-10). Biden, Democrats prepare to gut their own social welfare bill. wsws.org With deadlines looming this month, the process of corporate manipulation and watering down of the already inadequate social welfare measure is moving into high gear.

Stephen Zunes (2021-09-10). Many Americans Refused to Consider Why 9/11 Happened. The Costs Were Enormous. fpif.org Middle East experts who opposed America's post-9/11 wars were ridiculed as anti-American extremists. In reality, it was the pro-war right that was making us less safe.

Linn Washington Jr. (2021-09-10). The Forgotten Black Heroes of 9/11: More Evidence of Discriminatory Denial. counterpunch.org These Black heroes of 9/11 valiantly battled terrorism. But the sacrifices of these Black heroes will receive no recognition during the commemorations around America for the 20th Anniversary of what is considered the most tragic terrorist attack ever conducted on America soil. These heroes, William Parker and his colleagues, confronted terrorists on 9/11 in defense

Jonah Raskin (2021-09-10). George Jackson: His Liberating Reading List and His Legacy. counterpunch.org Are books dangerous? You bet they are. That's why there are book burners and why there is censorship of books. In the hands of readers hungry for ideas, books are weapons and tools for social change. In the hands of George Jackson, books were a lifeline to the world outside prison where he lived much

Fred A. Reed (2021-09-10). Remembering Mikis Theodorakis. counterpunch.org On August 8 composer Mikis Theodorakis was laid to earth in the city of Chania, in western Crete. He was ninety-six years old at the time of his death. But he had lived more lives—and certainly helped change far more lives—than most mortals could ever dream of. This short memoir, devoted to the memory of

WSWS (2021-09-10). Respect: A film biography of singer Aretha Franklin. wsws.org The interest in Franklin's life is understandable. People have a natural inquisitiveness in regard to her background, the source of her urgency and the driving forces of her musical success.

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2021-09-10). On Borrowed Time: The Road to a Tropical +4 ∞C World? globalresearch.ca

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-09-10). US Military Aid Will Not Break the Bond Between Lebanese Army and Hezbollah. globalresearch.ca

Pepe Escobar (2021-09-10). 9/9 and 9/11, 20 Years Later. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-09-10). Xi says China-U.S. relations vital to world's future. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that whether China and the United States can properly manage their relations concerns the future of the world, and is a question of the century both countries must answer well.

Victoria Torres (2021-09-10). Venezuelan Paralympic Delegation Returns Home, Meets President Maduro. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, September 9, the delegation that represented Venezuela at the 2020 Paralympic Games held in Tokyo landed in the country and was welcomed by its people as heroes. | The 26 Venezuelan athletes returned home from the best performance in the country's Paralympic history, having obtained seven medals, including three golds, two silvers, two bronze medals, and 17 Paralympic diplomas. | With a red carpet prepared for them by the Venezuelan government, several Olympic athletes and medalists were waiting also, along with friends and relatives, to welcome the Paralympic delegation. Olympic athletes including…

Anonymous Contributor (2021-09-10). Minneapolis, MN: #ShutEmDown2021 Action Reportback. itsgoingdown.org Report on #ShutEmDown2021 actions in Minneapolis in solidarity with the call from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak for actions marking the 50th anniversary of the Attica uprising. On the morning of Thursday, September 9, 2021, in response to Jailhouse Lawyers Speak's call for #ShutEmDown2021 actions, autonomous crews crashed the offices of a key player in the vast…

WSWS (2021-09-10). Stop the inundation of California hospitals! Stop community spread and close schools! wsws.org A predictable crisis is unfolding throughout California hospitals, which are facing an influx of critically ill COVID-19 patients.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Germany's Left party intensifies campaign for government coalition with Social Democrats and Greens. wsws.org The Left Party, which has been looking for a government alliance with the SPD and the Greens since the beginning of the federal election campaign, is aggressively promoting a red-red-green alliance.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). U.S. embassy, Pentagon, EU, NATO: Azerbaijan to knock Russia, Iran out of European, Asian energy markets. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Advanced regional energy security symposium wraps up The Closing ceremony of the Advanced Regional Energy Security Symposium 2021 — Caucasus was held on September 10 by the Center of Excellence in EU Studies at ADA University in partnership with the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence, the Naval Postgraduate School, BP Azerbaijan, and State Oil …

Paul Street (2021-09-10). A 9/11 Reflection: Remember "Their" Crimes, Forget "Ours" counterpunch.org So much we are supposed to forget or not know and/or care about, so little we are supposed to remember. "We must never forget" 9/11, when "America was attacked" (when, as cannot be said without sounding "controversial," the United States Middle East policy blew back on the nation's financial and political capitals). You must always

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Czech Republic: U.S. deploys Reapers for NATO air combat exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Multinational Aircraft Support JTAC Training During Ample Strike 2021 The multinational Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) exercise Ample Strike started with Allied aircraft taking off from bases in the Czech Republic and abroad. **** "The US MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system's (UAS) participation in this year's Czech-led exercise Ample Strike 2021 is the result of …

WSWS (2021-09-10). Biden doubles down on reopening schools as child COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org By insisting on full reopening of schools in the midst of a deadly pandemic, the US president will be responsible for countless deaths of students, teachers and their families.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). With eye on Belarus: Poland, France, Germany hold Weimar Triangle talks. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish, German, French FMs to hold Weimar Triangle talks The meeting, marking 30 years since the trilateral cooperation platform was established, is set to be held at the invitation of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. Topics up for discussion include "the most up-to-date international issues," according to officials. **** The previous Weimar Triangle summit took …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Estonia calls up largest number of reservists in thirty years. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Record number of reservists to join Estonian army training in 2022: Defense forces The Estonian army will summon almost 8,300 reservists, the biggest number since 1991, for training next year, the national defence forces officials said on Wednesday. "8,295 reservists will be called for the training next year. It is about the biggest planned number …

ecns.cn (2021-09-10). Xi holds broad strategic communication with Biden. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday morning took a phone call from his U.S. counterpart, Joseph R. Biden, and the two leaders held candid, in-depth and broad strategic communication and exchanges on bilateral relations and relevant issues of shared interest.

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-10). Rwanda's Military is the French Proxy on African Soil. counterpunch.org n July 9, 2021, the government of Rwanda said that it had deployed 1,000 troops to Mozambique to battle al-Shabaab fighters, who had seized the northern province of Cabo Delgado. A month later, on August 8, Rwandan troops captured the port city of Mocímboa da Praia, where just off the coast sits a massive natural gas concession held by the French energy company TotalEnergies SE and the U.S. energy company ExxonMobil.

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-09-10). Aussie Public Health Chief Says COVID Contact Tracing Is Part of "New World Order" globalresearch.ca

Editor (2021-09-10). China's shifting overseas energy footprint. mronline.org New data sheds light on how much overseas coal power capacity China is involved in, and to what extent it is changing.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Video: Attend SEP public meeting opposing Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org SEP Assistant National Secretary Max Boddy warns that the new laws are an attempt to deregister political parties and suppress widespread opposition among working people towards the political establishment.

WSWS (2021-09-10). Question of what caused Surfside, Florida, condo to collapse remains unresolved. wsws.org Despite a recent New York Times report that presents the causes of the tragedy as established and the case all but closed, a scientific investigation of the site has yet to even begin more than two months after the disaster.

Kevin Gosztola (2021-09-10). How The Post-9/11 Climate Helped Turn The Satirical 'Buffalo Soldiers' Into A Flop. thedissenter.org Promotional poster from Miramax for "Buffalo Soldiers." Fair use included for purposes of commentary. | [Editor's Note: This is the second in The Dissenter's

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Turkic Council: Turco-Azerbaijani war created "new investment environment in liberated territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey says meeting of Turkic Council in Baku — big step for mutual investments The holding of the 10th meeting of the ministers of economy of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States (Turkic Council) in Baku is an important step for mutual investments, the Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry told TurkicWorld…. **** "The Baku …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Black Sea: U.S., NATO ally Bulgaria complete airdrop exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Allies Bulgaria and USA Practice Airdrop Drills Bulgarian and American service members participated in the air exercise Thracian Summer 2021, August 17 — September 7. The exercise allowed both Allies to test their interoperability and demonstrate their capability. **** This exercise saw forces operating from prepared to temporary landing sites within Bulgaria….Simultaneously Bulgarian surface based …

WSWS (2021-09-10). Why was the New Zealand stabbing attack not prevented? wsws.org Authorities were closely monitoring Ahamed Aathill Mohamed Samsudeen, who was shot dead by police immediately after stabbing several people in an Auckland supermarket on September 6.

Ricardo Vaz (2021-09-10). The Three-Act Tragicomedy of the Venezuelan Opposition. orinocotribune.com By Ricardo Vaz — Sep 8, 2021 | VA writer and editor Ricardo Vaz takes stock of the Venezuelan opposition's antics in recent years. | The history of the Venezuelan opposition since the arrival of Hugo Chávez's Bolivarian Revolution has been one of gaffes, violence, infighting and shortsightedness. | While the corporate media has done its utmost to

Nathan Rich (2021-09-10). The REAL Reason Meng Wanzhou Was Arrested? dissidentvoice.org Meng Wanzhou arrested for well over 1000 days. But… why? And what does her case have in common with Anne Boleyn?

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). NATO Battlegroup: Latvian, Albanian defense chiefs discuss Belarus, Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Pabriks thanks Albania for its contribution in strengthening Latvia's defense Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks (For Development) has thanked Albania for its significant contribution to strengthening Latvia's defense by participating in the NATO Battlegroup in Latvia…. …Pabriks met with Albanian Minister of Defense Niko Peleshi to discuss security issues in the Western Balkans and NATO …

WSWS (2021-09-10). Close New York City schools! Fight to eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org Our committee condemns the plans to open schools by New York City's Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, September 13, and calls for fully remote learning as part of a broader strategy to eradicate COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-09-10). Xi urges early return of China-U.S. relations back to right track. ecns.cn Xi Jinping said Friday that China and the United States should show a broad perspective, shoulder big responsibilities, and bring bilateral relations back to the right track of steady development as soon as possible.

Priti Gulati Cox — Stan Cox (2021-09-10). The Gritty Reality of Solar Power. counterpunch.org Time is fast running out. The world's affluent nations, with their abundant greenhouse emissions, have to finally drag themselves across the starting line and begin phasing out fossil fuels at the accelerated pace that the climate emergency demands. And if they can manage to do that, they clearly will need to quickly build up wind

Editor2 (2021-09-10). Rebuilding Latin America's Economies: Interview. orinocotribune.com We spoke to Andrés Arauz, former Presidential candidate in Ecuador for the Revolución Ciudadana (Citizens' Revolution). Andrés won the first round, with an advantage of more than 10 points over second place candidate, the neoliberal banker Guillermo Lasso. However, many liberal voters who backed third place Yaku Perez in the first round, cast a null vote or swung for Lasso in the second round, granting victory to the right. | Andrés is also an expert economist. At just 20 years old, he began working at the Central Bank and would go on to take senior roles in Rafael Correa's economic management team. We discuss La…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-10). Russia not to accept any change in JCPOA: Lavrov. en.mehrnews.com Addressing his Iranian counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow, like Tehran, does not accept any change in the JCPOA and demands full implementation of the agreement.

David Swanson (2021-09-10). Guantanamo Past the Point of All Shame. dissidentvoice.org worldbeyondwar.org/guantanamo-past-the-p… U.S. high schools should teach courses on Guantanamo: what not to do in the world, how not to make it even worse, and how not to compound that catastrophe beyond all shame and recovery. As we tear down Confederate statues and continue brutalizing victims in Guantanamo, I wonder if in 2181, had Hollywood still …

Mark Muhich (2021-09-10). Biden Nuclear Posture Review Must Examine Ballistic Missile Defense. counterpunch.org The Biden Administration begins its Nuclear Posture Review amidst growing threats of nuclear weapons conflict, described by many experts as more dangerous than the Cold War. The U.S. Department of Energy current budget for nuclear weapons is already double it Cold War budget. The NPR will lay out the course for future expansion of the

Lindsay Koshgarian (2021-09-10). 9/11 at 20: Two Decades of Missed Opportunities. fpif.org Twenty years have now passed since 9/11. | The 20 years since those terrible attacks have been marked by endless wars, harsh immigration crackdowns, and expanded federal law enforcement powers that have cost us our privacy and targeted entire communities based on nothing more than race, religion, or ethnicity. | Those policies have also come at a tremendous monetary cost — and a dangerous neglect of domestic investment. | In a

WSWS (2021-09-10). Johnson government announces "pushback" policy in stepping up of anti-immigration agenda. wsws.org Home Secretary Priti Patel has rewritten Britain's interpretation of international maritime law to allow Border Force vessels to redirect migrant boats away from UK waters back towards France.

Joselyn Ariza (2021-09-10). Venezuela Reports Newsletter N ∞ 25. mppre.gob.ve We did it again in Mexico! We concluded agreements in defense of our inalienable rights over the Essequibo and for the protection of the people. Along with the dialogue, we made progress in the construction of a new economic map and the dissemination of our fight against the blockade. In Issue 25 of Venezuela Reports […] | La entrada

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Turkish, Azerbaijani combat aircraft practice destroying "hypothetical enemy's air defense systems" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijani-Turkish fighter jets perform operational flights Azerbaijani and Turkish fighter jets have performed operational flights as part of the TurAz Falcon — 2021…. The exercises were aimed at improving interoperability and communication in joint operations between the fighter jets of the two countries…. Along with the destruction of a hypothetical enemy's air defence systems and …

WSWS (2021-09-10). Cases continue to rise in Los Angeles school district one month after start of school year. wsws.org While the district has counted 2,209 active cases among staff and students, it absurdly claims that only 8 of these cases came from in-school transmission, with the other 99.7 percent supposedly taking place off school campuses.

WSWS (2021-09-10). 100 years since the Battle of Blair Mountain. wsws.org Between August 25 and September 2, 1921, as many as 20,000 coal miners in southern West Virginia waged armed combat against a private army employed by the coal companies.

The Daily Expose (2021-09-10). 80% of COVID-19 Deaths in August Were People Who Had Been Vaccinated According to Public Health Data. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Georgian schoolchildren indoctrinated on NATO integration. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Teacher Preparatory Training for the "Defense and Security" textbook was held The Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia, Grigol Giorgadze, opened the "Defense and Security" textbook for teachers. The training was held remotely. Its aim is to train 17 teachers for the school textbook pilot program. Employees of the Ministry of Defense, as well as …

Staff (2021-09-10). Venezuela Produces 95% of the Rice it Consumes. orinocotribune.com During an inspection of the planting of grains, and specifically of rice, for the 2021 winter cycle, the Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, reported that Venezuela produces more than 95% of the rice that reaches Venezuelan households. From the Gran Cacique Yare Agricultural Production Unit, in the state of Aragua, Faiez Kassen Castillo, vice minister for Agrarian Development and Land Management, made a satellite connection with the Potrero de Armo sector, in the Araure municipality, of the Portuguesa state, and reported that the rice crop is in its final phase. | "We a…

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-10). 9/11 and After: The Need Is Still for Justice, Not Vengeance. ips-dc.org The U.S. has spent over $21 trillion on wars, the military, and the national security state since 9/11. That money should have been used for health care, climate, jobs, and education.

WHO (2021-09-10). Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates: Vaccination Status: Technical Specifications and Implementation Guidance. globalresearch.ca

Moderator (2021-09-10). John Kiriakou: A Traitor to Torture. scheerpost.com Drawings by Abu Zubaydah, the first prisoner of more than a hundred known to have been tortured by the United States, depict techniques used by CIA operatives. He was falsely believed to be a member of Al Qaeda. Courtesy Mark P. Denbeaux.WSWS (2021-09-10). Major Chinese property developer on the brink of default. wsws.org Foreign investors are rushing for the exits, threatening to create major turbulence in the $12 trillion Chinese bond market that could spread globally.

Ron Jacobs (2021-09-10). Nothing Good Came Out of It: 9-11 Twenty Years On. counterpunch.org I remember it well. I woke up early the morning of September 11, 2001. I was in Manhattan attending a meeting and visiting a friend. She left to catch the subway. I finished up the pot of coffee we were sharing, dressed and headed out the door. Her apartment was in the Chelsea district; one

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newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Consumer Health: Treating ovarian cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. More than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and nearly 14,000 women will die of the disease. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms. Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-10). 9/11 ANALYSIS: Where was Osama bin Laden on September 11, 2001? globalresearch.ca An earlier version of this article was published in 2003 | Osama bin Laden's whereabouts on September 10, 2001 were confirmed by a CBS News Report. Osama had been hospitalized on September 10th, 2001, one day before the 9/11 attacks. | How …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-10). The Truth behind 9/11: Who Is Osama Bin Laden? globalresearch.ca At 11 o'clock, on the morning of 911, the Bush administration had already announced that Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks. That same evening at 9.30 pm, a "War Cabinet" was formed and at 11.00 pm, the "War on Terrorism" was officially launched.

Global Research News (2021-09-10). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Safety in the hurricane aftermath. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As Hurricane Ida moves inland through the southern portion of the U.S., experts are warning people to be cautious after the storm. One of the most common consequences after a storm is the loss of electricity, which increases the possibility of safety concerns and health issues. For instance, Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says that precautions need to be taken when operating a portable generator to eliminate the risk of carbon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

Staff (2021-09-10). LA becomes first major US school district to MANDATE vaccines for all eligible students aged 12 & older. rt.com The Los Angeles school board has voted to mandate coronavirus vaccines for all eligible students aged 12 and older, in a unanimous decision by the nation's second-largest school district that's sure to stoke controversy. | The board for the Los Angeles Unified School District

Jon Schwarz (2021-09-10). A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities. zcomm.org What's unusual about the Kunduz hospital bombing is not that it happened but that it happened to a prominent European organization. In recent times, the U.S. military has bombed a number of civilian facilities…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Zelensky: Ukraine needs NATO, NATO (and EU) need Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky: Without Ukraine, NATO will be losing and EU — weakening President Volodymyr Zelensky believes Ukraine is ready for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and that without Ukraine, NATO will be losing, while the European Union will be weakening. **** "We say we think NATO needs us, we think that without Ukraine, there …

Stand Up America (2021-09-10). Friday 9/10: The Filibuster is a Jim Crow Relic Teach-in w/ Stand Up America. indybay.org Online event…

Chris Green (2021-09-10). Noam Chomsky and the Khmer Rouge. counterpunch.org Noam Chomsky is perhaps the world's most renowned public intellectual. However, his courage in exposing the war crimes and human rights violations engaged in by the US state has made him a leading target of guardians of the notion that the United States is a force for freedom and justice in the world. In retaliation

Anonymous103 (2021-09-10). Paul Wolfowitz: Deluded and At Liberty. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | It was all marvellous for Paul Wolfowitz to get on Australian television (why bother?) to brusquely discuss those attacks on US soil in September 2001 and criticism of the invasion of Iraq by US-led forces. After two decades, the former US deputy secretary of defense has not mellowed. | With each show, interview and podium performance Wolfowitz gives, there is a sense that the hole he has dug for himself has become an oasis of reassuring delusion. Iraq's despot…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't skip your kid's HPV vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are heading back into the classroom after a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last year, childhood immunization declined, putting kids at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The hope is that as children return to the classroom, children will return to their health care provider, too. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says if you have a preteen, make sure he…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-10). Russia To Export Modernized Air-Launched Bunker Buster Cruise Missile To Foreign Customer. southfront.org File image. | Russia will supply the first production batch of the advanced Kh-59MKM air-launched bunker buster cruise missile to its first foreign customer before the end of the year, a Russian military-diplomatic source told RIA Novosti on September 9. | "The first serial batch of the newest air-to-ground missiles Kh-59MKM will be delivered to a foreign customer by the end of this year. Final tests are underway. The missiles have unique characteristics in terms of their ability to penetrate the protection of various milit…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester through Sept. 17. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Getting to the heart of the matter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. "I am an athlete. I was always working out," says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her heart would beat rapidly. "It would go up to 150, 170 beats per minute all of a sudden. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the COVID-19 vaccine in the African American Community. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE 8/28/21: People of color are at greater risk of becoming infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. To reduce this community's risk, an upcoming virtual town hall will be held to discuss mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, details about the delta variant, and myths and facts about COVID-19. Participants will hear from health experts who have been on the frontlines, working to share health information and save lives. Watch: Recording of Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-09-10). Thursday 9/16: Jill Louise Busby & Sabrina Jacobs: Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity. indybay.org Online webinar…

Jamie White (2021-09-10). Bombshell: WHO Releases Plan for Global Digital Vaccine Passports Funded by Bill Gates & Rockefeller Foundation. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Ukrainian president: full-scale war with Russia (and Belarus) is likely. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky admits possibility of full-scale war with Russia, but this would be tragic mistake for Moscow Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the possibility of a full-scale war with Russia is likely. "If there is a powerful escalation on the part of Russia, this is the most terrible thing that could be. Unfortunately, there is …

Staff (2021-09-10). 'It means everything to him': Messi in tears as he celebrates Copa America in Argentina after breaking Pele record (VIDEO). rt.com Lionel Messi was unable to hold back the tears as he lifted the Copa America trophy in front of Argentina fans for the first time, after scoring a hat-trick to overtake Pele as South America's top scorer in international football. | Messi and Argentina ended their long wait for a Copa America title by beating hosts Brazil back in July, but Thursday marked the first time the team was able to celebrate the achievement in front of their fans. | Facing Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier at Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Messi ran riot as he scored three times — taking him to 79 goals for his country and el…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). NATO deploys British main battle tanks to Estonia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Video near bottom of page. British Army Challenger tanks arrive in Paldiski port Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks (MBT) from the British Army's Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) arrived in Paldiski port Thursday, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reports. Commander of the U.K.-led NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Col. Dai Bevan told AK that …

Angela (2021-09-10). Saturday 9/11: Free Virtual Screening of the Documentary Film "The Bitter Peace" indybay.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Science Saturday: Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis — which combined results from multiple scientific studies — included 15 systematic reviews and 115 randomized clinical trials of 28,803 patients. While the researchers note that this study provides a good starting point for treatment conversations…

TASS (2021-09-10). Construction of Nord Stream 2 completed — Gazprom. tass.com According to Gazprom, 5.6 bln cubic meters of gas can be supplied through the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline this year…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Finland to offer NATO 300,000-man army on Russia's border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Finland's new defense report spells out strategy for coming decade The government of Finland on Thursday approved and published a report on the strategic development of the country's defense capability in the next ten years. **** According to the report, the country's war-time defense forces count 280,000 people. A reform will divide the war-time forces …

The Associated Press (2021-09-10). Groups Sue Mexico Seeking to Stop Mass Removal of Migrants. latinorebels.com MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four migrant defense groups in Mexico announced Wednesday that they have sought court injunctions to block what they call "massive" deportations, arguing the government is violating due process and Mexican and international law governing asylum.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic urges cancer patients to seek third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that it is following recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that encourage cancer patients to receive a third dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines. If patients were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, no third dose is recommended at this time. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-10). Nord Stream 2 Completed, Expected To Begin Operation In October. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 10th, energy giant Gazprom announced that construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was completed."Chairman of the Management Committee Alexei Miller said that this morning at 8.45 Moscow time (05: 45 GMT) construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was fully completed," Gazprom wrote on messaging app Telegram. | Earlier it was reported that it is planned to start operation by the end of the year. | The pipeline was laid from Russia to Germany along the botto…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-10). Belarus And Russia Hold Large-Scale Drills, As Putin And Lukashenko Agree On Integration. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The "Zapad-2021" (West-2021) joint strategic exercise between Russia and Belarus began simultaneously at 14 military training grounds, the Russian Defense Ministry said. | The maneuvers are carried out at nine Russian training grounds — Kirilovsky, Strugi Krasnykh, Mulino, Pogonovo, Khmelevka, Pravdinsky, Dobrovolsky, Dorogobuzh and Volsky; | As well as at five Belarusian ones — Obuz-Lesnovsky, Brestsky, Chepelevo, Domanovsky and Ruzhansky. | The exercises t…

WSWS Repost (2021-09-10). Democrats flood California with campaign surrogates and cash to back Governor Gavin Newsom. indybay.org Vice President Kamala Harris campaigned with Newsom Wednesday, and President Biden is expected Monday, ahead of the September 14 recall vote.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

Global Research News (2021-09-10). Selected Articles: A Debunked Smear Campaign Against the FDA-approved, Nobel prize-honored Ivermectin. globalresearch.ca By We have been told that the criminal attacks of September 11, 2001 "changed everything."

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-10). The Bin Ladens and the Bushes: On 9/11 George Herbert W. Bush Meets Osama's Brother Shafiq bin Laden. globalresearch.ca One day before the 9/11 attacks, the dad of the sitting President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush was meeting none other than Shafiq bin Laden, the brother of alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-10). 20 Years of War and Terror. southfront.org Illustrative ImageWhat has the United States won? | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction. | "Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make," President George W Bush declared during his Congressional address ten days after the September 11th attacks. 'Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists'. The ensuing war had a grand design. The war was about more than getting Osama bin Laden and al Qaida. America's goal was to remake the Middle East. | Two years after Sept…

Edward Curtin (2021-09-10). Unanswered Questions: What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored. globalresearch.ca

Jen Kirby (2021-09-10). Brazil Escaped a January 6-Style Insurrection — For Now. zcomm.org Bolsonaro's September 7 rally made clear the crisis of Brazilian democracy isn't over…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-09-10). La ´guerra globale al terrorismo ª. globalresearch.ca Due notizie pubblicate in questi giorni dal Washington Post — ´Le famiglie dell'11 Settembre dicono che Biden non è il benvenuto agli eventi commemorativi a meno che non rilasci le prove in mano al governo ª e ´Biden firma un ordine …

Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez (2021-09-10). Our For-Profit Health System Is Worsening a Nursing Shortage Amid Delta's Surge. zcomm.org Nurses often choose to leave hospital staff and opt for these assignments in various locations in order to make more money, travel and avoid the torments of staff nurse positions in uncaring facilities…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-09-10). How Can America Wake Up From Its Post-9/11 Nightmare? counterpunch.org Looking back on it now, the 1990s were an age of innocence for America. The Cold War was over and our leaders promised us a "peace dividend." There was no TSA to make us take off our shoes at airports (how many bombs have they found in those billions of shoes?). The government could not

Cole Stangler (2021-09-10). Four Months Later, Still No Vaccine Waiver. dailyposter.com

Staff (2021-09-10). Nord Stream 2 has finally been completed, Russia's Gazprom announces, despite US efforts to block major European gas pipeline. rt.com The final sections of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline have now been welded into place, Moscow's state energy giant Gazprom has revealed, bringing construction of the underwater link between Russia and Germany to an end. | In a statement issued on Friday, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Saint Petersburg-based energy giant, said that "at 8.45am this morning Moscow time, work on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been completed." | Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that the laying of pipes under the Baltic Sea would be "completed in a few days and (it) will begin working." Blo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 modeling shows 100,000 people in the U.S. could die over the next 3 months. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org U.S. hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 have risen almost 500% over the past two months, according to news reports. Also, the number of ICU beds in the South is dwindling. "We have over 101,000 Americans in the hospital with COVID-19," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Many of them fighting for their lives in ICUs and on ventilators. We are having over 160,000 new cases and just below 1,000…

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Jane Braxton Little (2021-09-10). The Dixie Fire Disaster and Me. zcomm.org Can My Town Rebuild After Losing It All?>

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo, Google Research develop new AI algorithm to improve brain stimulation devices to treat disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï For millions of people with epilepsy and movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, electrical stimulation of the brain already is widening treatment possibilities. In the future, electrical stimulation may help people with psychiatric illness and direct brain injuries, such as stroke. However, studying how brain networks interact with each other is complicated. Brain networks can be explored by delivering brief pulses of electrical current in one area of a patient's brain while…

Sarah Lazare (2021-09-10). Imagine If We Had Spent the Last 20 Years Fighting Climate Change Instead of the War on Terror. zcomm.org At the dawn of the new millennium, we directed our national resources in the exact wrong direction. But it's not too late to turn things around…

Megan Redshaw (2021-09-10). Biden to Lay Out 6-Prong Plan for More COVID Vaccine Mandates and Restrictions Targeting Unvaccinated. globalresearch.ca

Dechlan Brennan (2021-09-10). Job seeking in the country makes zero sense. greenleft.org.au Nothing maintains the culture wars more than a conservative PM blaming the unemployed for their lack of employment to a room full of rich business people, writes Dechlan Brennan.

Uhuru Solidarity Movement (2021-09-10). Saturday 9/25: Yard Sale for Reparations Fundraiser. indybay.org Seminary Ave & Camden St, Oakland CA 94605 | what3words.com/paying.will.class

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pancreas transplant can be a cure for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many advances have been made in diabetes treatments over the past decade. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease with the potential for significant complications. Despite the advances, many people with diabetes struggle with the disease. "Diabetes is an abnormality in consuming or metabolizing blood glucose," says Dr. Tambi Jarmi, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "So diabetic patients have a hard time adjusting their blood sugar to the level that their cells needed. It could be a…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-10). Déjà Vu: Cargo Vessel Briefly Blocks Suez Canal Lane. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 9th, a cargo vessel briefly got stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking traffic in a reminder of the Evergreen fiasco less than six months ago. | A bulk carrier vessel became wedged in Egypt's Suez Canal, briefly blocking traffic in one lane of crucial global waterway. | The Suez Canal Authority said in a statement that the Panama-flagged Coral Crystal ran aground in a double-lane stretch of the canal, forcing the officials to redirect other vessels in the convoy to the…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-10). College Professor Killed In Recent Strike On Idlib Was Secret Official Of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Professor Noureddine Ghafir who was killed in the Ghafir held a PhD in accounting and finance. He was one of the very first founders of the HTS-run Idlib University and a lecturer in the International University for Science and Renaissance. His links to the…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-10). Combat Footage: Houthis Raid Military Positions Near Key Border Crossing With Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Screen grab from the footage released by the Houthis. | On September 9, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released footage from a recent large-scale raid that took place in the northern Yemen province of Hajjah. | The raid targeted positions of Saudi-backed forces between the al-Tol border crossing with Saudi Arabi and the nearby border town of Harad. | Houthi fighters stormed the positions with nothing more than assault rifles, hand grenades and rocket-propelled grenades. Saudi-backed forces fled the area without sho…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-10). Antimicrobial hijacking and cholesterol cutting: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

David Ray Griffin (2021-09-10). The 9/11 Commission's Incredible Tales. globalresearch.ca First published on September 10, 2013 | At the end of 2004, I published Shortly before that book appeared, I delivered a lecture in which I set out to summarize its major points. …

Ian Angus (2021-09-10). Ecosocialist Bookshelf — September. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus introduces six new books for your 'must read soon' list.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab ‚Äï two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization ‚Äï keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the study ‚Äï 696 who received the drug combo between December 2020 and early…

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-10). Solely Because of the Increasing Disorder. zcomm.org One of the great downsides of our current inflation of atrocities is the sense that nothing other than this nightmare is possible. Alternatives cannot be imagined…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for vaginal prolapse. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 54 and have had two pregnancies. I was recently diagnosed with vaginal prolapse and am not sure where to begin with treatment. I've heard I may need surgery, but are there other options? What is the best long-term treatment? ANSWER: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common pelvic floor disorder that occurs when normal support of the pelvic floor is weakened or damaged. If the muscles and layers of connective tissue of the…

sputniknews (2021-09-10). Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Construction Fully Completed. sputniknews.com The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a joint venture between Russia's Gazprom and five European partners, aims to carry Russian natural gas to Germany across the Baltic Sea.

_____ (2021-09-10). 'The Tide Has Shifted': Harvard to Divest From Fossil Fuels After a Decade of Pressure. commondreams.org

Edward Curtin (2021-09-10). Answering the U.S. Government's 9/11 Lies. dissidentvoice.org It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of this book. It is a tour de force that blows away twenty years of U.S. government lies and obfuscations about the mass murders of September 11, 2001, the foundational event of recent times that claimed thousands of victims whose relatives still cry out for truth and justice. …

Toward increasing Networking (2021-09-10). Online events w) Vandana Shiva, Krznaric, adrienne maree brown, Chomsky, Naomi Klein, etc. indybay.org Here are some 40 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 10 am today, Sept. 8th), featuring people such as Maggie Nelson, Roman Krznaric, Kate Raworth, Vandana Shiva, Paul Mason, adrienne maree brown, Noam Chomsky, Ariel Salleh, Gar Alperovitz, Margaret Randall, Deepa Kumar, Naomi Klein, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Katharine Hayhoe, Howie Hawkins, Carroll Fife, Jennifer Robinson and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, the UK, and Australia (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free…

William I Robinson (2021-09-10). Crisis in Nicaragua: Is the Ortega-Murillo Government Leftist? (Part I). zcomm.org Despite its revolutionary rhetoric, the Nicaraguan government has implemented policies that veer away from the Sandinistas' socialist roots…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-10). 3 things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 regardless of whether you're vaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To maximize protection from the COVID-19 delta variant and limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, health experts continue to urge that people get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Watch: Dr. Andrew Badley discusses how to stop the spread of COVID-19 youtu.be/KaqgA0Mg9-0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Badley are in the downloads at the end of…

Anand Naidoo (2021-09-10). The Heat: Impact of 9/11 on Muslim Americans. america.cgtn.com As we mark the 20th anniversary of September 11th — we'll discuss the lasting impact on Muslims in the United States…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-09-09). Worker center leaders float ideas for 'a just economy'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —Building "a just economy" for workers will be a long-term project which may often go outside the structures and strictures of traditional unionism. So say worker center and alternative labor leaders, all workers of color, gathered together in a zoomed forum sponsored by The American Prospect just before Labor Day. Exploring new ways of …

Jinnette Caceres (2021-09-09). Attica: Anniversary of heroic prison uprising. liberationnews.org "We the inmates of Attica Prison, have grown to recognize beyond the shadow of a doubt, that because of our posture as prisoners and branded characters as alleged criminals, the administration and prison employees no longer consider or respect us as human beings, but rather as domesticated animals selected to do their bidding in slave labor and furnished as a personal whipping dog for their sadistic, psychopathic hate.

_____ (2021-09-09). Labor Shortage Leaves Union Workers Feeling More Emboldened. popularresistance.org When negotiations failed to produce a new contract at a Volvo plant in Virginia this spring, its 2,900 workers went on strike. | The company soon dangled what looked like a tempting offer — at least to the United Auto Workers local leaders who recommended it to their members: Pay raises. Signing bonuses. Lower-priced health care. | Yet the workers overwhelmingly rejected the proposal. And then a second one, too. Finally, they approved a third offer that provided even higher raises, plus lump-sum bonuses. | For the union, it was a breakthrough that wouldn't likely have happened as recently as last year. That…

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-09). Another Colossal Waste of Our Society's Talents and Skills. ips-dc.org How can we distinguish between decent civilizations and deeply corrupt ones? How can we tell whether a society rates as wise or foolish, moral or vile? | Philosophers have been debating questions like these for several millennia, and those debates will likely go on — knock on wood — for several millennia more. But let's fix our attention for the moment on just one telling indicator that seems to hold true across wide stretches of human history: In wise societies, those with the most to offer do labor that benefits the many, not the few. | What measure of a society's core ethos could be simpler to unde…

Michael Albert (2021-09-09). A Ticket To Ride: More Locations On The Class Map. zcomm.org This is a reproduction of Albert & Hahnel's 1979 essay from the book Between Labor and Capital, a collection of essays that talks about the elusive third class, mostly centered around The Professional Managerial Class by Barbara and John Ehrenreich…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-09). Imperial's Provost urges global collaboration in quantum research in Brussels. imperial.ac.uk Professor Ian Walmsley spoke about quantum technologies and collaboration at the Brussels-based Science Business conference yesterday.

Staff (2021-09-09). Mounted police & 'reconnaissance' K-9s but no missiles: North Korea holds paramilitary parade to mark its 73rd anniversary. rt.com North Korea held a massive parade to celebrate 73 years since the state's foundation, with soldiers and civilians alike seen marching in an elaborate procession, which omitted Pyongyang's typical displays of major weapon systems. | Held in Kim Il Sung Square in the nation's capital on Wednesday night, the event saw police, soldiers and even hazmat-suit-clad civil workers marching in neat columns, according to photos circulated by state media. | | © Reuters / KCNA | Many types of vehicles featured in the parade, including agricultural tractors, as well as animals, such as the horses and dogs described by…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-09). Defense collaboration chief priority of U.S.-Ukrainian strategic partnership: FM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kuleba: We intend to work to ensure United States further supports strengthening of Ukrainian defense capability Based on the results of the visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States, four key areas have been identified, in which work will now be performed not only in order to successfully implement the agreements …

WSWS (2021-09-09). From PATCO to Volvo: The resurgence of the class struggle and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party. wsws.org This lecture was delivered at the Socialist Equality Party (US) 2021 summer school, held August 1 through August 6, by Jerry White, labor editor of the World Socialist Web Site .

Martha Grevatt (2021-09-09). Ed Asner, actor and activist. workers.org Ed Asner, center, at a rally in support of striking air traffic controllers. On Aug. 29, Ed Asner passed away. To television watchers he is best known for his Emmy-winning performances as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore show and the spinoff, Lou Grant. To the progressive movement, however, . . . |

Lyn Neeley (2021-09-09). Nabisco strike turns up the heat. workers.org On the picket line with Nabisco workers in Portland. Portland striking Nabisco workers are sustaining a bold picket line, taking shifts 24/7 in front of the dormant plant since Aug. 10. For nearly a month, local support has escalated for the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union. And . . . |

Jim McMahan (2021-09-09). WW Commentary: Will reopening schools help students? workers.org In 2020, Tampa teachers protest over lack of COVID protection. Schools are reopening in September for tens of millions of students; more had already opened in August. Many students are entering the building for the first time in a year and more, after having little or no provisions for distance . . . |

_____ (2021-09-09). Update On Strikes And Walkouts. popularresistance.org Earlier this week in Savannah, Georgia, 54 of the 200 bus drivers in the Savannah-Chatham's school district went on a wildcat "sick out" strike over pay and other issues. | Workers said they were upset with their low pay and with the district who maintains that bus drivers must keep allowing students who don't wear masks on buses — a rule that bus drivers contend with. | The wildcat action wasn't sanctioned officially by the bus drivers' union, the Teamsters. So, the union then formally sanctioned its shop steward, Kendrick Banks for participating in the unsanctioned, possibly illegal, action and removed hi…

_____ (2021-09-09). Biden to Issue Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers. commondreams.org In a pandemic, one person's actions affect the well-being of others. And whenever there are such externalities, the well-being of society requires collective action: regulations to restrict socially harmful behavior and to promote socially beneficial behavior.

Editor (2021-09-09). Part 1: Defend and transform—mobilising workers in all sectors for climate justice. mronline.org Mobilizing the global labour movement for climate justice and just transition is one of the defining challenges of our times. However, for workers in many sectors, it is unclear how climate issues will affect them specifically, and how they should respond.

WSWS repost (2021-09-09). Concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! indybay.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

Staff (2021-09-09). 10,000 Workers at John Deere Are Days Away From a Strike Vote. truthout.org This story was originally published at Ten thousand production and warehouse workers for the farm equipment manufacturer John Deere will take a strike authorization vote September 12 across nine Auto Workers (UAW) locals in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas. | Strike authorizations at bargaining time are not unusual for John Deere workers, and they haven't struck in 35 years, but there are reasons to wat…

_____ (2021-09-09). 'Appalled' by Vaccine Booster Plans, WHO Chief Rebukes Big Pharma, Rich Nations. commondreams.org The president's forthcoming executive order requiring the vast majority of federal workers to be vaccinated will not allow for opting out through regular testing.

WSWS (2021-09-09). UAW declares indefinite contract extension after Dana workers vote down tentative agreement by huge margins. wsws.org There are growing concerns among workers that the unions are conspiring secretly behind their backs to override the "no" vote and impose the same contract workers just rejected.

WSWS (2021-09-09). UK: Planned cut to Universal Credit heralds savage assault on workers' living standards. wsws.org It is the largest welfare spending cut in British history, outstripping the Tories' 1988 slashing of housing benefits and even the 1931 cut to unemployment benefit during the Great Depression.

WSWS (2021-09-09). SEP (Canada) to hold online meeting on Canada's pandemic election and the fight for socialism. wsws.org The meeting, which will be held in English and French, will advance a fighting program for the working class to eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic, and oppose the intensified assault on workers' social and democratic rights that Canada's next government will mount whichever party or combination of parties leads it.

Monica Moorehead (2021-09-09). The legacy of Black August & Attica lives on. workers.org The following edited remarks were made on a Sept. 2 live broadcast, "50 Years of Resistance: Black August & Attica," sponsored by the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party. Moorehead is a WW managing editor and a member of the PSC. For many revolutionaries and activists of my generation, . . . |

Seiji Yamada (2021-09-09). Twenty Years After 9/11: a Health Worker's Perspective. counterpunch.org I attended the American Public Health Association in Atlanta in late October 2001. Against the backdrop of daily bombing runs projected on the megascreen of the CNN Center, I thought that I might find fellow health workers opposed to the war. After all, UN agencies such as the World Food Program and UNICEF had been drawing attention to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan that pre-dated 9/11. Severe drought and twenty years of war in Afghanistan had led to conditions bordering on widespread famine. Shouldn't public health workers, who are concerned about the health and well-being of people, oppose the U.S. war…

Isaac Nellist (2021-09-09). Life with COVID-19: Essential worker speaks out. greenleft.org.au Despite the NSW government's admission that essential workplaces are key sites of COVID-19 transmission, it has done little to address workers' concerns. Isaac Nellist spoke to a packer at Woolworths.

Liberation Staff (2021-09-09). Honolulu tenants evict Gov. Ige, demand moratorium extension. zcomm.org Tenants in Honolulu assembled at the Governor's Mansion to speak out and symbolically evict Governor David Ige…

Staff (2021-09-09). WHO chief calls for worldwide pause on vaccine boosters until 2022, to allow 'every country' to inoculate 40% of population. rt.com World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has pushed for a global halt on Covid vaccine booster shots until next year, arguing the extra doses should go to low-income nations and not to "healthy" vaccinated people. | "I'm calling for an extension of the [booster] moratorium until at least the end of the year, to enable every country to vaccinate at least 40% of its population," Tedros said at a Wednesday briefing. He added that while nearly all wealthier countries had reached the 10% vaccination threshold, and some two-thirds hit the 40% mark, "Not a single low-income country has reached either…

Ann Brown (2021-09-09). Black Man Confronts Larry Elder (Video): WTF Are You Going To Do For The Black Man, Sorry Piece Of Sh*T. moguldom.com Things didn't turn out the way conservative talk show host Larry Elder hoped during a recent campaign stop in Los Angeles. Elder is running to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election. During a stop near a homeless encampment in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice, Elder was met with anger and had an egg …

Staff (2021-09-09). DOJ Plans to Sue the State of Texas Over Its Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law. truthout.org The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is planning to file a lawsuit, as early as Thursday, against Texas over its highly restrictive anti-abortion law, which went into effect earlier this month. |

Norman Solomon (2021-09-09). Abortion Bounty Hunters in Texas Are Not 'Whistleblowers'. indybay.org They're Cruel Vigilantes…

Staff (2021-09-09). Texas Providers May Face Jail Time for Prescribing Abortion Pills. truthout.org As Texas's remaining 15 abortion clinics grapple with the fallout of last week's implementation of the nation's most restrictive anti-abortion law, which now allows private citizens to sue anyone who "aids or abets" a person seeking an abortion after six weeks, With access to the procedure shrinking rapidly even for Texans…

WSWS (2021-09-09). Texas governor defends anti-abortion law after signing restrictive voting legislation. wsws.org Governor Greg Abbott claimed Texas would "eliminate" rapists in response to criticism of a new law banning abortion without exceptions for rape.

Lis Cox (2021-09-09). We Won't Go Back, SF Protest for Women's Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Protest held at SF Opera House, Sept. 5, 2021. Spirited street theater and voices protesting the draconian Texas Law prohibiting abortion and creating a vigilante system of reporting. (video is 1 min. 30 sec.)…

_____ (2021-09-09). 'Game-Changer': Biden DOJ Applauded for Suing Texas Over New Abortion Ban. commondreams.org Legal battle heats up as India Walton fights Mayor Byron Brown and corporate allies who created a new political party after missing the filing deadline for the general election.

Women's March & partners (2021-09-09). Saturday 10/2: Women's March: Nationwide Protests to Defend Our Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Locations nationwide…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-09-09). Healthcare in Haiti suffers in the midst of a political and economic crisis. peoplesdispatch.org The healthcare system in Haiti has been underfunded and understaffed for years, and it is now facing a new set of challenges after the 14 August earthquake in the southwest of the country.

Editor2 (2021-09-09). French Lafarge Company Loses Bid to Dismiss Crimes Against Humanity Case in Syria. orinocotribune.com Paris, SANA- The French Court of Cassation has confirmed the accusation of financing terrorism in Syria against the French cement company Lafarge, while it overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal to dismiss charges brought against the company for complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria. | "In this case, it is sufficient to knowingly pay millions of dollars to a group, whose aim is exclusively criminal, to give the character of complicity, regardless of whether the party in question is acting in order to carry out a commercial activity or not," the AFP quoted the Court of Cassation as saying in a sta…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-09). Russian Soldier Killed In Roadside Bomb Explosion In Syria's Homs. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 9, a Russian serviceman was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the Syria's Homs governorate. The explosion hit a convoy of the the Russian military police when it was checking the route for a humanitarian convoy."The Russian military police were reconnoitering a path of a humanitarian convoy in Syria's Homs province on September 9 when there was a roadside bomb explosion," the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported. | The soldier who was in the armored…

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