Daily Archives: September 15, 2021

2021-09-15: News Headlines

Kevin Gosztola (2021-09-15). When Congress Responded To 9/11 By Giving the White House A Blank Check For Endless War. thedissenter.org Screen shot from "PBS Newshour."  | [Editor's Note: To mark the 20th anniversary of the rise of the American security state after the September 11th attacks, The Dissenter presents a retrospective on this transformation in policing and government. Each entry in the The authorization for military use of force (AUMF), which gave President George W. Bush's administration a blank check for war after the September 11th attacks, still has not…

_____ (2021-09-15). Newsom Urged to Deliver on Climate, Single-Payer as California Voters Defeat Recall. commondreams.org

Staff (2021-09-15). Headlines for September 15, 2021. democracynow.org Gov. Gavin Newsom Claims Victory in Right-Wing Recall Effort, Biden Calls for Vaccinating 70% of World in One Year as WHO Slams Ongoing Vaccine Inequity, Gov't Pandemic Assistance Led to Drop in U.S. Poverty Rates in 2020, Biden Warns Extreme Weather Is Killing More Americans, Costing Billions Each Year, Haitian Prime Minister Fires Prosecutor After He Seeks to Charge Henry in Killing of Jovenel MoàØse, South and North Korea Both Fire Ballistic Missiles as Tensions Mount on Peninsula, DOJ Charges 3 Ex-Military and Intelligence Officers over UAE Hacking Activities, DOJ Seeks to Block Texas's Near-Total Abor…

repost (2021-09-15). Vote for SEP candidate David Moore in California recall. indybay.org The Socialist Equality Party calls on working people in California to vote "no" in the election to recall Governor Gavin Newsom, and then to cast a replacement vote for our candidate, educator David Moore, the only socialist running in this election.

Staff (2021-09-15). California Votes No: Governor Gavin Newsom Survives Republican-Led Recall Effort. democracynow.org Californians overwhelmingly rejected a Republican-led recall effort against Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday that cost close to $300 million in taxpayer funds. The failed recall was seen as a battle against the far right and a referendum on several key issues ahead of the 2022 midterms, including the pandemic, immigrant rights, the climate crisis and the related unhoused crisis. California voters cast their ballots in the recall because "as attention started being focused nationally on this election, people started realizing what was at stake," says Sasha Abramsky, "Left Coast" correspondent for The Na…

CounterPunch News Service (2021-09-15). Federal Drilling and Fracking Update: Biden Promised a Ban — He's Doing the Opposite. counterpunch.org This week President Biden traveled to Western states to sound the alarm on climate action. But his administration has so far failed to deliver on one of its signature campaign promises: stopping drilling and fracking on public lands. During the campaign, Biden made it clear where he stood: "No more drilling on federal lands, period."

Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-15). News Corp Turns Climate Change Inactivist. dissidentvoice.org The faux Damascene converts have been doing the rounds in the Murdoch empire of late, stirring interest in matters green and attempting to shift, if ever so slightly, discussions on climate change. Known for being a stable of environmental vandals and fossil fuel standard bearers, News Corp has gone for a green turn of sorts. …

The Conversation (2021-09-15). Western fires are burning higher in the mountains and at unprecedented rates as we heat the climate. juancole.com By Mojtaba Sadegh, John Abatzoglou and Mohammad Reza Alizadeh | — The Western U.S. is experiencing another severe fire season, and a recent study shows that even high mountain areas once considered too wet to burn are at increasing risk as the climate warms. With more than 5 million acres already burned by early September, …

Julia Conley (2021-09-15). Climate Inaction Has Left Majority of Young People Believing Humanity Is 'Doomed'. zcomm.org International survey reveals 'shocking' rise of eco-anxiety and hopelessness. "If this isn't a wake up call for world leaders, what is?"

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-15). Climate scientist in TIME100 most influential list to join Imperial. imperial.ac.uk Q&A with Dr Friederike Otto, who has been added to the 2021 TIME100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

ecns.cn (2021-09-15). Origins-tracing should not be blame game. ecns.cn Earlier this year, with China's full cooperation, an international group composed of WHO experts from the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan, Australia and other countries unanimously concluded "laboratory leakage in Wuhan is extremely unlikely" in the first phase of COVID-19 origins-tracing. This conclusion has been supported by more and more evidence since its release, and it has become consensus in the academic world.

Shirley Smith (2021-09-15). Private Equity Destroyed My Job. otherwords.org Not long ago, I was a saleswoman and manager at Art Van Furniture, a furniture retailer that was an institution in metro Detroit for over half a century. | It was more than a job. My coworkers were my family, and we were all proud to work for our company. Thanks to our hard work, Art Van had grown from a family-owned business with one location to the top performing furniture retailer in our state. | But all that changed in 2017, when the private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners bought the company out. Soon, the company I knew and loved began to vanish right in front of my eyes. Where we saw a strong company we…

Martha Grevatt (2021-09-15). Strike mood shows UAW members tired of concessions. workers.org Several hundred workers at auto parts supplier ZF struck the company in Marysville, Mich., Sept. 9. They are demanding union recognition and charging ZF with reneging on a "neutrality agreement." Management had previously agreed to recognize the United Auto Workers if a majority of workers in the plant signed union . . . |

Judy Greenspan (2021-09-15). Soledad rally supports prisoner lawsuit against racist brutality. workers.org Soledad, Calif. Sept. 12 — Activists held a press conference and rally today outside Soledad Prison, California Training Facility (CTF) to support a legal complaint by prisoners inside. Prisoners filed the lawsuit to expose the racist "cell extraction" of 200 Black prisoners last July and the subsequent criminalization of the . . . |

_____ (2021-09-15). Striking Cookie Workers Refuse To Crumble. popularresistance.org Chicago – "We're just tired!" April Flowers-Lewis told a rally in support of striking Mondelez workers*.* It's not hard to see why the folks who make the nation's cookies and crackers are exhausted and fed up. | All through the pandemic, Flowers-Lewis, 48, and her co-workers, members of Bakery and Confectionary Workers Local 1, have been on their feet up to seven days a week, 16 hours a day baking and packing Wheat Thins, Chips Ahoy, Nutter Butter, Velveeta, and Animal Crackers here at what was the historic Nabisco plant on this city's southwest side. | Snack consumption during the pandemic skyrocketed; the plant…

WSWS (2021-09-15). Kentucky distillery workers launch strike after rejecting concessions contract by 96 percent. wsws.org Heaven Hill workers in Bardstown face rising health insurance payments, forced overtime and weekend work.

John Catalinotto (2021-09-15). Informe desde Nueva Orleans: El gobierno no hace nada por los pobres. workers.org 1 de septiembre — Gavrielle Gemma, organizadora sindical y política desde la década de 1970 y que ahora trabaja con el Movimiento Socialista Voz Obrera, con sede en Nueva Orleans, llamó a Mundo Obrero para informar sobre la situación allí, después del huracán Ida. Gemma vive ahora en una modesta . . . |

WSWS (2021-09-15). Dana Fort Wayne workers demand an end to divisive two-tier wage system. wsws.org The tier system of wages is used not only as a cost-cutting measure for the company, but also as a wedge to divide workers.

WSWS (2021-09-15). Workers report deadly Covid outbreak at Arkansas Lennox plant. wsws.org Family members say at least five workers have died from the disease and workers are threatened with dismissal if they speak out.

Betsey Piette (2021-09-15). Mandates alone can't stop COVID. workers.org With pandemic rates surging, President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 announced plans to mandate vaccinations for tens of millions of U.S. workers against COVID-19, including in the private sector, health care and federally funded programs. He also announced plans to encourage K-12 schools to mandate masks for all, require vaccines . . . |

Staff (2021-09-15). 20 Years Later, Undocumented Immigrants Who Aided 9/11 Recovery & Cleanup Efforts Demand Recognition. democracynow.org Following the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, advocates are calling for lawmakers to establish a pathway for legal residency for as many as 2,000 immigrant responders and cleanup workers at ground zero. An estimated 6,000 undocumented immigrants took part in the recovery efforts after 9/11, but many didn't seek medical help or went uncounted for their symptoms because they feared deportation. Undocumented workers exposed themselves to toxins and "sacrificed their lives" to assist with the cleanup, and, 20 years later, still lack recognition and medical aid, says Rosa Maria Bramble Caballero, a licensed clin…

Staff (2021-09-15). U.S. Drone Killed 10 Afghans, Including Aid Worker & 7 Kids, After Water Jugs Were Mistaken as Bombs. democracynow.org We speak with reporter Matthieu Aikins about how his investigation for The New York Times found an August 29 U.S. drone strike, which the Pentagon claimed targeted a facilitator with the militant group ISIS-K, actually killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children and Zemari Ahmadi, an Afghan engineer who had worked since 2006 for an American aid group. A review of video evidence by the Times shows Zemari loading canisters of water at the charity's office, after the Pentagon claimed surveillance video showed Zemari loading what they thought were explosives into a car at an unknown compound earlier in the d…

Dean Baker (2021-09-15). Inflation Moderates in August. counterpunch.org One-time declines held down inflation in August but will likely get back to around a 2.5 percent rate in the core. When supply constraints relax, lower car prices will dampen inflation. Rents remain a huge question mark with the end of the eviction moratorium possibly being a big factor. + The overall CPI was up

Laura Jedeed (2021-09-15). Corporate Property-Buying Spree May Make Housing Even Less Affordable. zcomm.org Is it true that only the elimination of eviction moratoria can help these landlords? Under analysis, most of their arguments in favor of resuming evictions fall apart…

Raging Grannies Action League (2021-09-15). Sunday 10/3: The Fight Continues for Abortion Rights! indybay.org 1101 El Camino Real | Redwood City, CA | corner of El Camino and Jefferson near Old Navy…

Unitarian Universalist SF—Sensible Cinema" (2021-09-15). Friday 9/17: Abortion Rights Film on Zoom — "Reversing Roe" indybay.org Here's the Zoom link to the film on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021: us02web.zoom.us/j/81483938785?pwd=aS9iYU… Meeting ID: 814 8393 8785 Passcode: 215376…

Women's March San Francisco (2021-09-15). Saturday 10/2: Women's March San Francisco: Community March for Reproductive Justice & Rights. indybay.org Begins at Grove St. and Hyde St. near Civic Center Area, then march down Market Street to end at Embarcadero Plaza (NO RALLY) | **Masks Required**; WMSF COVID pandemic resources page: womensmarchsf.org/resources-cv19

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). Consumer Health: 5 types of gynecologic cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the five types of gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman's reproductive organs. More than 116,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year, according to the Foundation for Women's Cancer. The five main types of gynecologic cancer are: Cervical cancerEarly stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms….

Ben Rosenfeld (2021-09-15). Abort the Illegitimate Court: End the Filibuster and Pack it. counterpunch.org Democrats cannot disgrace the Supreme Court by packing it (adding seats to it). It is already a disgrace. After the Court overturned Roe v. Wade in Texas on September 1, 2021—in a devious, single page, 5-4, shadow decision—three of its members blasted their five colleagues in the majority for ignoring their "obligations to protect not only the rights of women, but also the sanctity of [the Court's] precedents and of the rule of law." Such a Court needs no help disgracing itself. The 'lofty' Court is and always has been a lowly political tool, resting on an illegitimate foundation since Marbury v. Madi…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). Migrants in Mexico demand solution to migration and refugee crisis. peoplesdispatch.org For the past two days, Central American and Haitians migrants stranded in Mexico and migrant rights activists have been carrying out an indefinite hunger strike in the Tapachula municipality to demand authorities respect their rights…

TASS (2021-09-15). Haiti premier dismisses prosecutor who named him as suspect in president's assassination. tass.com According to Gazette Haiti, a "grave administrative mistake" was named as a reason for the dismissal…

Staff (2021-09-15). Chief prosecutor in Haiti SACKED after he tried to charge PM for alleged role in president's murder. rt.com Haiti's top prosecutor was fired and replaced after calling for charges against the country's prime minister for the murder of President Jovenel Moise, though a dismissal letter claimed it related to an "administrative error." | Chief public prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude was terminated on Tuesday, with a new replacement sworn in just hours after Claude asked a judge overseeing the probe into Moise's assassination to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry for an alleged role in the murder. | Claude first raised the allegations last week, claiming that phone records proved that Henry had communicated with the top suspec…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-15). Iran fuel shipment to Lebanon to arrive in Baalbek on Thur. en.mehrnews.com A Lebanese Hezbollah intelligence official said in a statement that the shipment of Iranian fuel to Lebanon would arrive in Baalbek, Lebanon, via the Syrian port of Banias on Thursday.

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-15). Putin Slams US, Turkish Presence in Syria in Meeting With Assad. news.antiwar.com

Anonymous669 (2021-09-15). Syrian Army Enters Second Town In Western Daraa Under New Reconciliation Agreement (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On September 15, a force of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the town of Muzayrib in the western countryside of Daraa accompanied by a unit from the Russian Military Police as a part of a new reconciliation agreement that was accepted by the locals. | Under the agreement, which was reached on September 14, several local gunmen who recently deserted the SAA or didn't sign the 2018 reconciliation agreement will hand over their arms and join the recon…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-15). PMU Convoy Struck By Unknown Aircraft On Syria-Iraq Border, U.S. Denies Involvement. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 14th, a Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) convoy came under attack by unknown aircraft at the Qasem border crossing between Iraq and Syria. | Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with the PMU, said the attack targeted three vehicles carrying infrared monitoring equipment in the town of al-Bukamal in the eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr. | Unidentified war je…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-15). Iranian Fuel To Arrive In Lebanon In 80 Tankers Through Syrian Crossing. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Despite the threat of possible US sanctions, Hezbollah has arranged up to 80 oil tankers carrying Iranian diesel fuel to arrive in Lebanon via Syria on September 16th. | The tankers are destined for Baalbek, about 67 kilometers northeast of Beirut, where the fuel will be discharged into tankers owned by Hezbollah. | The group has also organized a ceremony to celebrate the shipment, which is expected to contain 3 million liters of fuel. | Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the militant…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-15). Russian Warplanes Hammer Militant Positions In Greater Idlib With Guided Bombs (Video, Photos). southfront.org An Su-24 taking off from Hmeimim air base in 2015. IMAGE: Russian Ministry of Defense | On September 15, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out more than 12 airstrikes on militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The Russian airstrikes hit positions located near the towns of Zurzur, al-Hammammah and Darkush in the western countryside of Idlib. The three towns are situated a few kilometers away from the border with Turkey. | ÿßÿ±ÿ®ÿπ ÿ…

Staff (2021-09-15). Palestinian Escapee Zakaria al-Zubaidi Suffers Brain Death from Extreme Torture by Israeli Police. orinocotribune.com On Monday, September 13, Zakaria al-Zubaidi, one of the six Palestinian detainees who had escaped an Israeli maximum security prison last week, suffered brain death in hospital, reported Palestinian media. He had been transferred to the intensive care unit of a hospital on Monday after being severely tortured by occupation authorities. | The news comes just two days after his capture, at which time he was reportedly beaten by Israeli security forces. On Sunday, September 12, Zubaidi's brother Jibril al-Zubaidi took to social media to report that since the re-arrest, Zakaria had been "subjected to the most extreme…

Zach Farber (2021-09-15). How U.S. non-profits fund Israeli settlements. liberationnews.org In addition to supplying almost $4 billion in direct aid annually, the U.S. government allows — and actually grants tax-exempt status to — NGOs raising money here for Zionist settlements dedicated to pushing Palestinians off their land.

Staff (2021-09-15). 18 September, Sao Paulo: Freedom for Palestinian prisoners — Remember Sabra and Shatila. samidoun.net Saturday, 18 September 4 pm Al Janiah Rua Rui Barbosa 269 Bela Vista, Sao Paulo/SP, Brazil Organized by Samidoun Brasil, Alkarama, Al Janiah, Frente Palestina Livre Info: www.instagram.com/p/CT0Sz59vC0C/ We call all organizations and people sympathetic to the Palestinian cause to join our public event this Saturday, the 18th, at 4 pm, for the release of […] | The article

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). Over 1,300 Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike against Israeli repression. peoplesdispatch.org Prisoners across Israeli prisons and detention centers have been subjected to harsher treatment by the authorities as a form of collective punishment for the Gilboa prison break in the beginning of this month…

teleSUR, JCM (2021-09-15). Militares israelíes asesinan a un preso palestino recapturado. telesurtv.net Zakaria al-Zubaidi sufrió muerte cerebral como resultado de las torturas a las que fue sometido durante los interrogatorios.

Susana Khalil (2021-09-15). Jesus was a Palestinian, but so was Judas. orinocotribune.com By Susana Khalil — Sep 13, 2021 | Solitary letter to the de facto President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas | I have made a pact with life that, in my rudimentary and messy struggle from the Diaspora for the liberation of my Palestinian homeland against Israeli colonial anachronism, it will intrinsically be my path and encounter with humanity itself, with all that is noble, sane, just, honest and generous. I do not speak of the beautiful, because all this is painful and I stoically protect it with the mud and honey of dignity. | When you die, I will not celebrate your death. I say this because th…

scorinoco (2021-09-15). Cuba Initiates WHO Prequalification of Its COVID-19 Vaccines. orinocotribune.com False information reported on CNN, regarding Cuban vaccines and the World Health Organization, was debunked by Dr. Eduardo Martínez Díaz, and WHO representative Dr. José Moya. | Cuba is the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop its own vaccines to combat COVID-19, with five vaccine candidates; three already approved for emergency use by the national regulatory authority. Cuba has now begun the process of prequalification of its immunogens before the World Health Organization (WHO). | The information was announced in a meeting held on September 2 between the president of BioCubaFarma, Dr. Edu…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-15). US Keeps Accusing Other Countries Of Being Behind Enigmatic Microwave Attacks. southfront.org Illustrative ImageIn a recent report, researchers concluded that generic symptoms are being manipulated to create a narrative about the existence of a new disease. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Washington continues to insist on the existence of a "syndrome" that affects its diplomats in Cuba and China. In addition to the complete lack of scientific evidence in the alleged cases of reported health problems, there is a strong conspiratorial content in the accusations against the Cuban and Chinese governments — which, according to…

teleSUR, SH (2021-09-15). Cuba buscará ante la OMS aval para sus vacunas anticovid-19. telesurtv.net Las vacunas Abdala, Soberana 02 y Soberana Plus fueron las primeras en recibir la autorización por parte de las autoridades cubanas para su uso de emergencia.

WSWS (2021-09-15). NYU student speaks out on the dangers of in-person classes amidst COVID-19 resurgence. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) are waging an international campaign to provide the scientific information and organizational means to the working class to put an end to the pandemic, using a full eradication strategy.

Walden Bello (2021-09-15). The Debacle of "Nation Building" in Afghanistan and Iraq. counterpunch.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

Ramzy Baroud (2021-09-15). Following Afghanistan Defeat: Can EU Win Own 'Independence' from the US? counterpunch.org Suddenly, the idea put forth by French President, Emmanuel Macron, late last year does not seem so far-fetched or untenable after all. Following the US-NATO hurried withdrawal from Afghanistan, European countries are now forced to consider the once unthinkable: a gradual dismantling from US dominance. When, on September 29, 2020, Macron uttered these words: "We,

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2021-09-15). Disorderly Retreat from Afghanistan: The U.S. Has Become an Overextended Military Empire Posing a Serious Threat to Its Long-term Security. globalresearch.ca

Patrick Mazza (2021-09-15). Though Cracks Appear, Empire Remains in the DNA of the U.S. counterpunch.org Again choppers land on an embassy roof to evacuate people in the face of an unexpectedly rapid enemy advance. The Kabul 2021 collapse, so reminiscent of Saigon 1975, has spurred speculation about the end of the U.S. empire. The lost U.S. war in Afghanistan seems a coup de grace, piled onto another lost war in Iraq,

Jack Rasmus (2021-09-15). The 2nd Afghan War and Retreat from Central Asia. counterpunch.org We've just hit the 20th anniversary of the Afghan war. But which one? There were actually two Afghan wars. The first began within a few weeks of the 9-11 tragedy, when the US was attacked by Al Qaeda with the assistance of elements of the Saudi Arabia ruling elite. In the first war US forces invaded

WSWS (2021-09-15). US expands military presence in Micronesia targeting China. wsws.org The Pentagon's push into Micronesia is part of the wider militarisation of the Pacific by the US and other imperialist powers, as the drive to war against China accelerates following the Afghanistan debacle.

Lawrence Davidson (2021-09-15). A Forever Foreign Policy Debate. counterpunch.org It was predictable. As America's longest war—the 20-year conflict in Afghanistan—wound down, a debate over the nation's foreign policy wound up. One might assume that is just what the country needs: a thorough public examination of its doings abroad, the motives behind them, and the results realized. Unfortunately, this debate is a more restricted affair.

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-09-15). The Winner in Afghanistan: China. counterpunch.org The collapse of the American project in Afghanistan may fade fast from the news here, but don't be fooled. It couldn't be more significant in ways few in this country can even begin to grasp. "Remember, this is not Saigon," Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a television audience on August 15th, the day the

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-09-15). Kabul Diaries Part 12: Afghan women are defying Taliban by posting colourful dresses. greenleft.org.au An international online campaign of Afghan women's traditional dress started after the Taliban introduced a strict dress code for female university students, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-09-15). Kabul Diaries Part 11: Afghans say no to trade in Pakistani currency. greenleft.org.au There are growing concerns over the Pakistan establishment's influence in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, reports Yasmeen Afghan.

sputniknews (2021-09-15). Foreign Aid Remains Crucial for Future of Afghanistan. sputniknews.com Amir Muttaqi, Afghanistan's acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, has urged the international community to recognize the new government and recommence aid.

_____ (2021-09-15). British Soldier Arrested For Protesting Against Yemen War. popularresistance.org The war in Afghanistan appears to be drawing to a close. But Western atrocities in the Middle East continue, with the 20-year-old War on Terror estimated to have displaced over 37 million people globally. | One particularly noteworthy example is the onslaught in Yemen, driving the country to become "the world's worst humanitarian crisis," in the opinion of the United Nations. Currently, more than half the country — 14 million people — are considered to be at risk of starvation. | While the Saudis may be doing the majority of the fighting, they are being armed, trained, aided and supported by the Unite…

Jonathan Cook (2021-09-15). Despite its exit, the US will continue to wage war on Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org The United States has always been a bad loser. Whether it has viewed itself as an imperial power, a military superpower or, in today's preferred terminology, the "world's policeman", the assumption is that everyone else must submit to its will. All of which is the context for judging the outcry in western capitals over the …

Anonymous669 (2021-09-15). Taliban Central Bank Seized $12,4 Million From Former Top Afghan Officials, Including Ex Vice President. southfront.org File image. | On September 15, the Taliban-run central bank of Afghanistan announced that it had seized nearly $12.4 million in cash and gold from former top government officials, including former vice president Amrullah Saleh. | In an official statement, the central bank said that it is still unclear why the money and gold were kept in officials' houses. | Earlier this week, a

Farooq Sulehria (2021-09-15). Taliban will welcome Australia's cricket boycott. greenleft.org.au In post-9/11 Afghanistan, music and cricket became an escape from twin-violence of United States-occupation and Taliban-terrorism. Farooq Sulehria reports that with the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, these cultural activities are now under attack.

Rajan Menon (2021-09-15). Afghanistan and Wars of Unintended Consequences. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com)- Disagreements over how to assess the American exodus from Afghanistan have kept the pundits busy these last weeks, even though there wasn't much to say that hadn't been said before. For some of them, however, that was irrelevant. Having overseen or promoted the failed Afghan War themselves, all the while brandishing various "metrics" …

Ekaterina Blinova (2021-09-15). How China's Realpolitik Approach to Venezuela, Iran & Afghanistan Upends US' Geopolitical Game. orinocotribune.com By Ekaterina Blinova — Sep 13, 2021 | China is dealing a blow to Washington's sanctions strategy by stretching a helping hand to developing states labelled by the US as "pariahs" which have been subjected to tough restrictions. This shows that the world has reached a point of no return along with the accelerating decline of the US, says Asia Pacific commentator Thomas W. Pauken II. | The value of tough US sanctions against Venezuela's oil sector will substantially decline if China steps in to fill the void, energy observers say, citing Bloomberg's September report that China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), o…

ecns.cn (2021-09-15). Senior Chinese official stresses making China better known globally. ecns.cn A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has encouraged foreign publishing professionals to help people around the world better understand China.

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-09-15). Parents Sacrifice Their Children on the Altar of Obedience: Children in Need — The Future in Danger. globalresearch.ca

Bettina Marshall (2021-09-15). Deep Canvass Institute Training Manager. peoplesaction.org ABOUT PEOPLE'S ACTION/INSTITUTE People's Action Institute (501c3), and sister organization People's Action (501c4), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People's Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through …

Johanna Kichton (2021-09-15). People's Action Statement on House Committee Scrapping Medicare Drug-Price Provision in Budget Package. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Health Care for All Lead Organizer Aija Nemer-Aanerud after three Democratic House Representatives sided with Republicans in the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to eliminate a provision in the budget resolution that would have allowed Medicare to negotiate drug prices: …

It's Going Down (2021-09-15). "Our Enemy Has Always Been the State": Interview with Indigenous Political Prisoner Fredy García Ramírez. itsgoingdown.org It's Going Down recently had the chance to talk over the phone with Fredy García Ramírez, an Indigenous Zapotec community organizer and political prisoner, locked up in Tanivet, Oaxaca. During our conversation, we discussed Indigenous organizing in Oaxaca, the history and work of the Committee in Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI), capitalist mega-projects, and state…

Dean Baker (2021-09-15). Alternative to Mankiw's View on Tax Incentives and Work: Maybe Europeans Want More Free Time. cepr.net Greg Mankiw warned New York Times readers about the dangers of adopting the Biden agenda and moving more towards a European-style welfare state. In his "Compared with the United States, "Economists disagree about why European nat…

Peter Certo (2021-09-15). In OtherWords: September 15, 2021. otherwords.org Last week, millions of families who'd been receiving enhanced federal unemployment insurance during the pandemic were cut off. About 1 in 10 Americans live in households that were affected by the move. | As Rebekah Entralgo reports this week, 25 states tried to force people back to work by ending the benefits early. It didn't work — but it did undermine a pandemic safety net that's otherwise kept over 50 million Americans out of poverty. Passing the federal infrastructure bill, she argues, would be much more effective at helping Americans get back to work. | Many anti-poverty advocates are also hoping that…

WSWS (2021-09-15). Alabama teacher calls for teachers to organize independently of unions to demand eradication of COVID-19. wsws.org A veteran Alabama teacher reflects on her experiences of the last year and discusses the policy of COVID eradication versus mitigation, the role of the Biden administration, and teachers unions.

_____ (2021-09-15). Charges Dropped Against Activists Who Fought For Justice For Elijah McClain. popularresistance.org The last remaining charges have been dropped against three activists in the US who were involved in organizing protests seeking justice for Elijah McClain. On September 13, Monday, John Kellner, the 18th Judicial District Attorney for the Arapahoe County in Colorado State, announced the dropping of all the 12 remaining charges against Joel Northam, Lillian House and Terrence Roberts, nearly a year after their arrest. Northam and House are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). | While the decision to withdraw all charges against House and Roberts was taken on Monday, the motion to clear Northam…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). Activists in Tunisia reject calls by president to amend constitution. peoplesdispatch.org President Kais Saied had last week indicated his intent to bring changes to the 2014 constitution. This is months after he sacked the prime minister and suspended the parliament in what many called was a 'presidential coup' to wrest total power in the country…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-15). El Salvador Protests Bukele's Authoritarian Rule on Bicentennial. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News A major mobilization is expected in El Salvador on Wednesday against Nayib Bukele's militarization, political persecution, and in rejection of the new Bitcoin law. The country's social movements will mark '200 Years of Resistance' on the Bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence of the Peoples of Central America, observed on September 15th. El…

rebekah (2021-09-15). Unemployment Insurance Isn't Holding Back the Economy. Inequality Is. inequality.org

WSWS (2021-09-15). Mass protests against untenable conditions in the Polish health care system. wsws.org More than 30,000 nurses, paramedics and doctors protested in Warsaw last Saturday against the catastrophic conditions in the health care sector.

scorinoco (2021-09-15). Priorities of Venezuelan Government are Integration and Cooperation. orinocotribune.com Integration and international cooperation are today a priority in the policy of the Bolivarian government of Venezuela, assured Ricardo Menéndez, Venezuelan vice president for Planning. | In an exclusive to Prensa Latina news agency, Menéndez underlined that since the arrival to power of President Hugo Chávez (2002-2013), relations with developing countries, regional organizations and allies have been part of the strategy and geopolitics of the Venezuelan State. | "It is very difficult for revolutions to exist without a new scheme from the point of view of integration," stressed the Venezuelan official. "Without…

The Tricontinental (2021-09-15). Dossier 44: Black Community Programmes: The practical manifestation of Black Consciousness philosophy. mronline.org Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research created the collages in this dossier based on archival photographs, inserting silhouettes of people and activities and breathing life back into the spaces of the Black Community Programmes of decades past.

_____ (2021-09-15). The Limits Of 'Lived Experience'. popularresistance.org Online, the "left" continues to find itself in a never ending series of bad faith arguments around self-determination. Many terms/frameworks that may have had a subversive character within their original context when first articulated, have now been incorporated and distorted by liberalism encouraging radical individualism and anti-materialism. More and more, analyses that are dependent upon identity and "lived experience" are propped up, ultimately resulting in ad hominems, mud-slinging, intellectual dishonesty, and the inevitable tried-and-true anti-communism. | Anti-communist rhetoric from self-identifying soc…

_____ (2021-09-15). New Report: The Impact And Consequences Of US Sanctions. popularresistance.org In recent decades, the US has increasingly used sanctions as an instrument of foreign policy. Some 39 nations and territories are under direct or indirect sanctions. Most of these sanctions are not authorized by the United Nations Security Council and many of them are enacted by the US alone. They are called "unilateral coercive measures" at the United Nations. These US decrees and legislation are "extraterritorial" when they assume the right to impose regulations, restrictions and penalties on nonUS countries, companies and individuals. | There are many types of sanctions: economic or financial restrictions, tra…

Michael Kidder (2021-09-15). It Took a Village of Hippies: the Founding of Greenpeace. counterpunch.org A great deal has been written about the beginnings of Greenpeace. The running gag being that you can find a founder in every bar in Vancouver. I would posit: that is not far from the truth. Without the strength of the counterculture in Vancouver and the various communities of activists engaged in numerous causes coalescing

Karsten Riise (2021-09-15). The Seekers of World Domination. "The Neocons" globalresearch.ca

Sam Francis (2021-09-15). Chicago protesters demand end to mass incarceration on 50th anniversary of Attica uprising. liberationnews.org Activists from organizations throughout Chicago used the event to uplift the names of those who have fallen victim to the criminal justice system.

WSWS (2021-09-15). The Met Gala: America's elite celebrates death and destitution. wsws.org New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the $30,000-per-seat event would send a "message" that COVID-19 restrictions are over.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-15). Ambassador Alex Saab to Join Mexico Talks as Part of Venezuelan Government Delegation. orinocotribune.com With the official inclusion of the Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, into the Mexico Talks, a new stage opened in the development of the dialogue process opened in Mexico between the Venezuelan Government and sectors of the opposition, grouped in what is called the Unitary Platform. | The announcement was made this Tuesday, September 14, by the president of the National Assembly and head of the official delegation at the Mexico Talks, Jorge Rodríguez. He reported that the delegation will proceed to notify the Norwegian government, in its role as mediator, and the chief interlocutor of the opposition group, Gerardo…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-09-15). What lies ahead for Guinea after coup by US-trained military unit? peoplesdispatch.org The coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has claimed that he will put an end to the corruption and human rights abuses committed under the rule of ousted president Alpha Conde, whom he had served as a henchman. However, his close links to the US and France indicate other motives behind the coup…

La'Shon Marshall (2021-09-15). What the Expanded Child Tax Credit Means to Me. otherwords.org I remember finding out I was about to become a mother. I felt the fear taking hold of me. My brain stopped. I remember crying but had no tears. I remember trying to run, but I couldn't move. | No one had prepared me for motherhood — my own mother abandoned me when I wasn't even two years old. My child's father was violently abusive. My life was unstable and I was terrified of having another human being depend on me. | Things are so much better now. My son Caleb is starting kindergarten, and he's the light of my life. We've been through so much together, but we're making it. | One thing that's helping more t…

David Skripac (2021-09-15). "Our Species Is Being Genetically Modified": What Happened in 2020-21. The "Pandemic" globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-15). Pentagon ends program that gave six percent of the Internet to a small private company. wsws.org The Pentagon says it has ended a secret pilot program that turned management of 175 million IP addresses over to a small private tech company based in Florida.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-09-15). Russia rejects allegations on Iran's nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com Russia's Permanent Representative to the Vienna-based International Organizations said that so far, Islamic Republic of Iran has shown no signs of working on a project to obtain nuclear weapons.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-09-15). Guinean Coup Leaders Respond to Suspensions from ECOWAS and AU. globalresearch.ca

Fight Back (2021-09-15). Entrevista a Carlos Montes y Marisol Márquez sobre la 51 ™ Moratoria Chicana. fightbacknews.org °Lucha y Resiste! entrevista al organizador del Centro CSO y activista chicano de derechos humanos Carlos Montes y Marisol Márquez, miembra chicana de la Organización Socialista Camino a Libertad sobre el próximo 51 aniversario de la Moratoria Chicana. | °Lucha y Resiste!: øQué se está planeando en Los àÅngeles para el 51 aniversario de la Moratoria Chicana? | Marisol Márquez: Una gran marcha y mitin está prevista para el domingo 29 de agosto. Nos reuniremos en Atlantic Park en East LA, marchando hacia el sur en Atlantic Boulevard, hasta Whittier Boulevard. La marcha continuará hacia el oe…

Nick Cunningham (2021-09-15). Indigenous Resistance Instrumental in Stopping High-Profile Fossil Fuel Projects, Says Report. globalresearch.ca

Shawgi Tell (2021-09-15). More Mandated Vaccinations Will Not Solve Economic Failure One Iota: May Even Make Things Worse. dissidentvoice.org On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden publicly issued sweeping statements and demands that make it clear that, whether they like or it, millions more people will have to get vaccinated or risk losing their livelihoods and security. His posture has been described by mainstream media as "aggressive." Many alternative news and information sources describe …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-15). Stalin González, Mexico Talks and President Maduro's Exit. orinocotribune.com Discussing the possibility of "coexistence" between the factions of the Venezuelan opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro, the opposition politician Stalin González commented on the objectives and the political landscape in regards to the Mexico Talks. | González recently stated his conviction that the right—or at least the group to which he belongs—aspires to establish an electoral timetable at the negotiating table in Mexico. González's statements aroused negative reactions from spokespeople of the national extreme right. | "We are not asking Maduro to resign tomorrow," he said. "

WSWS (2021-09-15). Australia's electoral laws a "naked power grab by the major parties," say SEP electoral members. wsws.org "The SEP is the loudest and most principled voice combatting and frustrating this attempt by the major parties to stifle democratic freedoms."

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-15). Venezuela Advances Towards a New Geopolitical Approach (Part I). libya360.wordpress.com Luis Bonilla-Molina — Jacobin América Latina Researcher Luis Bonilla-Molina draws some preliminary conclusions about the ongoing Mexico negotiations between the government and US-backed opposition. Venezuela is a nuisance to Latin American and Western elites: it dared to propose a different path to neoliberal capitalism right when no other options were thought to exist. Both local…

Editor (2021-09-15). A short, sordid history of brands and warfare. mronline.org Burger King's foray into recent conflict in Azerbaijan is part of a historical trend of corporations weighing in—and benefitting from—conflict, writes Tommy Hodgson…

WSWS (2021-09-15). Australian education minister demands militarist school curriculum. wsws.org The government has denounced a proposed curriculum because it failed to promote sufficient reverence for "sacred" Anzac Day commemorations and encouragement for young people to join the military and fight in the event of war.

Mickey Z. (2021-09-15). Welcome to the Covid Twilight Zone: Mickey Z. interviews Mickey Z. dissidentvoice.org When sex offenders can move more freely around New York City than someone who has chosen natural immunity, it's time to get some things off my chest. And who better to talk with than the person I trust the most? To follow… is a self-interview. ***** Mickey Z.: How's it going with the mandate? Mickey …

It's Going Down (2021-09-15). Encryption, Cell Phones, and Threats from the Surveillance State: A Presentation from the Civil Liberties Defense Center. itsgoingdown.org On this special edition of the It's Going Down podcast, we present an audio recording of a recent webinar presentation from the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) about cell-phones, encryption, and how you can protect yourself from police, corporate, and State surveillance. The talk features Lauren Reagan who has been a guest on the show…

Dr. Naimul Karim (2021-09-15). A Letter to My Classmates on Covid-19: "Our Entire Social Fabric is Torn Apart" globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-15). Segregation And The Case For School Funding Reparations. popularresistance.org The U.S. public school system is one of the most unequal in the industrialized world, and New Jersey is no exception, according to a new report by New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP). Due to racist housing practices such as "redlining" and "blockbusting," many Black and Hispanic/Latinx students do not receive the resources they need to ensure equal educational opportunity in the Garden State. | "We have long seen school funding and student outcome disparities that fall disparately by race, disadvantaging Black and Latinx communities in particular," said Bruce Baker, Ed.D., report co-author and Professor in the G…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-09-15). Foreign Devils on the Silk Road. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-15). 'Finding Kendrick Johnson' Reveals FBI's Complicity In Coverup Of Black Child's Murder. popularresistance.org Millions of people in the United States believe the justice system—from the cops in the street right on up to the judges in the courthouse—is fair and unbiased. Millions of people also believe systemic racial and class biases are relics of a bygone era washed away by progressivism, the election of the First Black President, and the great healer called Time. | But those millions of people need to wake up and watch Jason Pollock's documentary, "Finding Kendrick Johnson" (2021), for a healthy and horrifying dose of reality. | The film begins with Kendrick Johnson, a 17-year-old Black student, who was fou…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-15). Messianic Failure: Pursuing the GWOT Jabberwock. counterpunch.org Anniversaries can provide occasions for reflection and deep consideration. Past errors and misjudgments can be considered soberly; historical distance provides perspective. Mature reflections may be permitted. But they can also serve the opposite purpose: to cake, cloak and mask the record. The gooey name GWOT, otherwise known as the Global War on Terrorism, is some

WSWS (2021-09-15). National Guard deployed in Massachusetts as pandemic worsens school bus driver shortage in US. wsws.org Republican Governor Charlie Baker is deploying 250 National Guard troops to drive children back and forth from school as the opening of schools has led to a spike in infections and deaths among children and school employees.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-09-15). Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the U.S. Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder of the Continent—But Where is the Outcry? covertactionmagazine.com Black Lives Matter should promote Pan-African solidarity and denounce U.S. imperialism in Africa The Black Lives Matter movement has had …

Staff (2021-09-15). Hinterlaces: Chavismo Represents First Option to Win 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com Two months before the regional and municipal elections in Venezuela that will be held on November 21, 2021, opinion polls indicate that Chavismo represents the most likely option to win most governorships and mayorships in the country. | Oscar Schémel, president of the data analysis firm Hinterlaces, stated this in an interview, quoting the results of the most recent poll conducted by the firm in August. |

Adri Nieuwhof (2021-09-15). Benny Gantz war crimes case goes to Dutch appeals court. electronicintifada.net Israelis accused of war crimes should not enjoy official immunity.

Janet Menage (2021-09-15). Masking Schoolchildren Is Institutional Child Abuse. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-15). Push For Indigenous Curriculum Makes Gains. popularresistance.org For years, many tribes have felt their history has not been given its due by schools in Connecticut, a state that takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning "land on the long tidal river." | Soon, however, schools will be required to teach Native American studies, with an emphasis on local tribes, under a law passed this year at the urging of tribes including the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, best known today for its Foxwoods Resort Casino. | "When you're in Connecticut, to not learn about the Eastern woodland tribes, the tribes that Connecticut was founded on, (that) was the issue that we were pressing,…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-09-15). Eltern opfern ihre Kinder auf dem Altar des Gehorsams: Die Kinder in Not — die Zukunft in Gefahr. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-15). Congress Responded To 9/11 By Giving The White House A Blank Check. popularresistance.org The authorization for military use of force (AUMF), which gave President George W. Bush's administration a blank check for war after the September 11th attacks, still has not been repealed. | On September 14, 2001, Representative Barbara Lee cast the sole vote in the House of Representatives against the AUMF resolution. | "However difficult this vote may be, some of us must urge the use of restraint," Lee declared on the House floor. "Our country is in a state of mourning. Some of us must say, let us step back for a moment. Let us just pause for a minute and think through the implications of our actions today so…

Moderator (2021-09-15). September 10, 2001: On the FBI's Recent 9/11 Bombshell. scheerpost.com The FBI recently released the redacted version of an internal file that sheds light on how much the agency knew before 9/11. Read the document | Mr. FishDwayne Booth (a.k.a., Mr. Fish) is a cartoonist, freelance writer and ScheerPost regular who has been published in many reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers.

Editor (2021-09-15). Pentagon paid the Arms Industry at least $4.4 trillion since 9/11. mronline.org The top five profiteers were Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman.

WSWS (2021-09-15). Bloc Québécois campaigns for Canada's Sept. 20 election by boasting of its "convergence" with right-wing populist Coalition Avenir Québec. wsws.org The stated goal of the Bloc election campaign is to secure the "balance of power" in a minority parliament, so as to advance the "interests of Quebec," i.e., of Quebec's ruling elite.

George Wuerthner (2021-09-15). The Plot to Destroy Sagebrush on the Bighorn. counterpunch.org The Bighorn National Forest is one of the hidden gems of the West. With peaks towering to over 13,000 feet and spacious flower-studded meadows, the forest is an underappreciated scenic and wildlife haven of the West. Because it is often overlooked, the Forest Service management capitulates to the desires of the livestock industry. As an

WSWS (2021-09-15). Classes at NYU are not safe! For a full transition to remote learning! Link up with students and educators across the city! wsws.org The IYSSE at NYU is hosting a public online meeting Saturday to discuss the science of the pandemic and a political strategy to fight for the safety and lives of students and educators.

Nick Licata (2021-09-15). The Case for Legalizing Psychedelics. counterpunch.org Aside from issues that rightly dominate print headlines and social media, there is an inconspicuous national movement arising: legalizing psychedelics. This movement may cause many boomers to smirk as they conjure up memories of Dr. Timothy Leary, the iconic advocate for using psychedelics. He coined the phrase, "Turn on, tune in, drop out." Such skepticism

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-15). Joà£o Pedro Stedile: 'Brazilians are Hungry Because They Have No Income, Not Because of a Lack of Production'. libya360.wordpress.com Brasil de Fato "The problems of the working class areonly get worse", says Joà£o Pedro Stedile. Photo: José Eduardo Bernardes For Stedile, large sections of the bourgeoisie have already manifested their deep dissatisfaction with the Bolsonaro government but have not reached a consensus about an alternative "The Bolsonaro government is a reflection of the crisis….

WSWS (2021-09-15). New book details Trump's efforts to instigate war with China as part of January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org The new revelations shatter all attempts to downplay the significance of the events of January 6. Moreover, they emerge just days after Trump used the 9/11 anniversary to deliver fascist rants to police and firefighters in Manhattan.

Brasil de Fato (2021-09-15). 'Brazilians are hungry because they have no income, not because of a lack of production': Joà£o Pedro Stedile. peoplesdispatch.org For Stedile, large sections of the bourgeoisie have already manifested their deep dissatisfaction with the Bolsonaro government but have not reached a consensus about an alternative…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). Protests erupt at the opening of biennial international arms fair in London. peoplesdispatch.org The Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair is held at the Exhibition Centre London where armament manufacturers showcase their latest products and technologies…

_____ (2021-09-15). The Only Way To Effectively Counter Terror Is To End War. popularresistance.org On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was among a small group of U.S. citizens who sat on milk crates or stood holding signs across from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan. We had been fasting from solid foods for a month, calling for an end to brutal economic warfare waged against Iraq through the imposition of U.N. sanctions. Each Friday of our fast, we approached the entrance to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations carrying lentils and rice, asking the U.S. officials to break our fast with us, asking them to hear our reports, gathered after visiting destitute Iraqi hospitals and homes. On four…

Editor (2021-09-15). The U.S. is turning oil-rich Nigeria into a proxy for its Africa wars. mronline.org Last month, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times. It might as well have been written by the Pentagon. Buhari promoted Brand Nigeria, auctioning the country's military services to Western powers, telling readers that Nigeria would lead Africa's "war on terror" in exchange for foreign infrastructure investment.

Carey Gillam (2021-09-15). Son Testifies About His Mother's Cancer Alleged Due to Roundup Exposure. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). US resumes military aid to Egypt even as jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah threatens to commit suicide. peoplesdispatch.org US president Joe Biden had said during his presidential campaign last year that there will be no more "blank checks for Trump's favorite dictator," referring to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-15). 24,526 Deaths 2,317,495 Injuries Following COVID Shots Reported in European Union's Database of Adverse Drug Reactions. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-09-15). Shockingly, CDC Now Lists Vaccinated Deaths as Unvaccinated. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Zlatko Hadžidedić (2021-09-15). Why the Taliban Had to Change. "Regime Change" Pre-negotiated with Washington? globalresearch.ca

Norman Solomon (2021-09-15). As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote. indybay.org "The Blob" of militarism keeps on oozing…

Telematic (2021-09-15). Saturday 10/9: PLAY‚Ä PREY – Leila Weefur. indybay.org Telematic | 323 10th St. @ Folsom | San Francisco, CA 94103…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). Sharing Mayo Clinic: "Divine design" gives multiple myeloma patient transplant, care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ann Arneson describes her journey to Mayo Clinic as "divine design." Ann — a retired teacher, a leader in her church and ministry, mother, grandmother, and line dance enthusiast — is Mayo Clinic's first bone marrow transplant patient to recover at home thanks to the new advanced care at home program. "I know that people and circumstances are not by chance, but for a purpose — part of a bigger plan," says Ann. A brush…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). Consumer Health: Childhood cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about three of the most common types of cancers in children: acute lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma and pediatric brain tumors. Acute lymphocytic leukemia Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It's the most common type of cancer in children, and treatments result in a good chance for a cure. Acute lymphocytic leukemia also can occur in adults, though…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-15). The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca The stated objective is to enforce the Worldwide vaccination of 7.9 billion people in more than 190 countries, to be followed by the imposition of a digitized "vaccine passport". The evidence of mortality and morbidity resulting from the vaccine is overwhelming. Needless to say this is a multi-billion dollar operation for Big Pharma.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-15). North And South Korea Test Ballistic Missiles Just Hours Apart. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | South Korea said it carried out its first underwater-launched missile test just hours after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles toward the sea. | President Moon Jae-in's office said in a statement that Moon observed the test of a domestically built submarine-launched ballistic missile on September 15th. | It said the missile fired from a 3,000-ton-class submarine flew a previously set distance before hitting a designated target. | Meanwhile, North Korea fired two bal…

Peter Boyle (2021-09-15). JobKeeper and Robodebt: One law for the rich and another for the rest. greenleft.org.au Peter Boyle reports on the incredible lengths the Scott Morrison government will go to protect big businesses which have shamelessly rorted JobKeeper.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). Science Saturday: Uterine microbe found to have disease-causing behavior in endometrial cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A tiny microbe thriving in the uterine microbiome — a population of bacteria, viruses, yeasts/fungi in and around the uterus— could be a contributing driver of endometrial cancer, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. "We have found that a microbe that is particularly associated with endometrial cancer is capable of pathogenic behavior, and is stimulated by one of the main risk factors for the disease — estrogen exposure," explains Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., a researcher within the Mayo…

Nathan King (2021-09-15). The Heat: U.S. president faces pushback over COVID-19 vaccine mandates. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden faces pushback as he gets tough with the unvaccinated. Plus — the pandemic rages on amid calls for more global cooperation.

teleSUR, him, JL (2021-09-15). Grupos sociales colombianos piden cese al fuego por comicios. telesurtv.net La Fundación Paz y Reconciliación advirtió que la violencia electoral ha cobrado 36 víctimas del 13 de marzo a la fecha.

Children's Health Defense (2021-09-15). Vaccine Mandates 'Potentially Harmful, Damaging Act,' Physician Says. globalresearch.ca

Michael Goldstein (2021-09-15). Friday 9/17: Author Reading, Book Launch Party. indybay.org Outdoors at a private residence near Mills College in Oakland. Address on registration page.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-15). The Covid-19 "Vaccine" and the Nuremberg Code. Crimes against Humanity, Genocide. globalresearch.ca

Peter Kornbluh (2021-09-15). Australian spies aided and abetted CIA in Chile. greenleft.org.au On the 48th anniversary of the military coup against Chilean President Salvador Allende, never-before-seen archive posts by the Australian Secret Intelligence Service show the CIA requested and received support. Peter Kornbluh reports.

Martha Hubert & Carolyn Jaramillo (2021-09-15). Sunday 9/19: Vigil for Peace in Pacifica. indybay.org The Pier in Pacifica near the Chit Chat Cafe | 2100 Beach Blvd, Pacifica…

Misión Verdad (2021-09-15). Hugo Carvajal: Between Drug Trafficking, the CIA, and the Guaidó Legacy. orinocotribune.com By Mision Verdad. — Sep 13, 2021 | The capture of Hugo Carvajal in an apartment in Madrid, capital of Spain, on September 9, marks the end of an investigation led by the United States, and carried out by the Spanish police, to extradite Carvajal to the US in order to prosecute him for charges of drug trafficking. | In 2019 Carvajal, a.k.a El Pollo [the chicken], escaped from house arrest in Madrid after Spanish police had approved his extradition, months after Carvajal left Venezuela for Europe and after having recognized Juan Guaidó as "interim president" of Venezuela. Carvajal was also involved in the U…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-15). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On September 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Novgorodskoe shelled the Gagarin mine in Gorlovka city with grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Pesky shelled Veseloe with grenade launchers | 3. UAF in Starognatovka shelled DPR positions in Belaya Kamenka with 120-mm artillery | 4. DPR forces in Donetsk city shelled UAF positions in Pesky with grenade launchers | 5. DPR forces in Gorlovka shelled UAF positions in Niu-York with ATGM | One Ukrainian serviceman was injured in DPR shelling | MORE ON THE TO…

Ricardo Delgado (2021-09-15). Video: Graphene Oxide: A Toxic Substance in the Vial of the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine? globalresearch.ca The results of their analysis by electron microscopy and spectroscopy are far-reaching. Graphene oxide is a toxin which triggers thrombi and blood coagulation. It also has an impact on the immune system. Graphene oxide accumulated in the lungs can have devastating impacts.

Staff (2021-09-15). Forced Entry: NSO Group Spies Secretly Seized Control of Apple Devices by Exploiting Flaw in Code. democracynow.org Apple has released an emergency software update to fix a security flaw in its iPhones and other products researchers found was being exploited by the Israeli-based NSO Group to infect the devices with its Pegasus spyware. The security exploit exposes "widespread abuse that we have associated with NSO Group and other companies like it," says Ronald Deibert, director of the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, which discovered the security flaw. "This is … the most important crisis around global civil society right now." Over 1.65 billion Apple products in use around the globe have been vulnerable to the spyware…

Mia Barnes (2021-09-15). 6 gentle and respectful ways to help decrease vaccine hesitancy in a friend. nationofchange.org It may take a few talks to encourage them, but every conversation is a step in the right direction toward vaccination and the world returning to normal.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). A regenerative refresh to cosmetic procedures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic has launched a regenerative cosmetic service for patients aimed at resetting the body's clock to a time of more youthful function and appearance. The Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona pairs general and facial plastic surgery with dermatologists, gynecologists, vascular surgery, urologists and aestheticists to deliver services grounded in scientific evidence and the latest regenerative technologies. "The emotional and psychosocial benefits of cosmetic surgery are well-researched and clearly documented. It can…

Editor2 (2021-09-15). Not a Nation of Immigrants. orinocotribune.com By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz — Sep 12, 2021 | The thrust of American struggles has been to deracialize but not to decolonize. A deracialized America still remains a settler society and a settler state. | On George Washington's birthday, 2018, the Donald Trump administration's director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, L. Francis Cissna, changed the agency's official mission statement, dropping the language of "a nation of immigrants" to describe the United States. The previous mission statement had said the agency "secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and usefu…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-15). Military Situation In Yemen On September 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 327 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On September 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 16 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On September 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Madghal district | On September 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes near the Taiz Airport | On September 14, Saudi-led coalitio…

Anonymous765 (2021-09-15). Riyadh Left Out In The Wind As Houthi Drones And Missiles Rain. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv…

Jurgen Habermas, Robert Misik (2021-09-15). For a democratic polarization. indybay.org The financial markets in particular require a tight regulatory framework. A "good capitalism" is not one in which the "law of the jungle" determines income distribution, and where governments increasingly become "night watchmen" that save bankers when they run the system into a brick wall but otherwise keep out of long-term investment decisions.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-15). Differences Over China Breaking Close Relationship Between Poland And Lithuania. southfront.org Illustrative ImagePoland opts to not participate in Lithuania's provocations against China. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Lithuania and Poland, which in recent years fostered a growing and prosperous relationship rooted in Russophobia, is now beginning to show signs of strain as Warsaw refuses to engage in Vilnius' newfound hostilities against Beijing. Following foreign policy initiatives in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on September 6, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau was noted for trying to find what interests still connects the two countries together | Lithuania's F…

Peter Bolton (2021-09-15). Why I'm Still Not Convinced by 9/11 Conspiracy Theories. counterpunch.org On 11 September 2019, I wrote an article for a UK-based online publication called The Canary titled On the anniversary of 9/11, let's remember that conspiracy theories are counterproductive. The article sparked an unexpectedly large amount of debate and, sadly, an even larger amount of abuse from followers of the so-called "9/11 Truth" movement. In

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). Virtual ceremony will celebrate more than 120 graduates of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two keynote speakers, including Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will highlight the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11. Dr. Anthony Fauci The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences traditionally has had its commencement in tandem with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This year's ceremony will be different, and not just because of the continued impact of…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-15). Greece Delivers Patriot Air-Defense Battery To Saudi Arabia (Photos). southfront.org File image. | On September 14, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff announced that a unit of the Greek Armed Forces had set off to Saudi Arabia to deliver a MIM-104 Patriot anti-air-defense system. | A farewell ceremony was held for the unit in the capital Athens. The ceremony was attended by Defense Minister Nikos Panayotopoulos and Chief of Staff Konstantinos Floros. | Floros described the move as a "historic moment" and said that the cooperation between Greece and Saudi Arabia is meant to ensure "stability and se…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). 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 (2021-09-15). Consumer Health: Sickle cell disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about two of the most common types of sickle cell disease: sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. Sickle cell anemia Sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that…

teleSUR, SH (2021-09-15). Exigen en México la aparición con vida de 10 indígenas yaqui. telesurtv.net Los manifestantes pidieron al Gobierno mexicano que restablezca la paz en el territorio donde habita la etnia yaqui en el estado de Sonora.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-09-15). Thursday 10/21: Rev. Al Sharpton: Rise Up: Confronting a Country at a Crossroads. indybay.org Online webinar…

Jeff Cohen (2021-09-15). To Avert Failure, Biden Should Listen to the "Radicals" — Not Corporate Media. zcomm.org If Biden won't even heed Schumer's urgent advice to give the country an FDR-like push forward — and instead listens to the "go-slow/go-small" warnings of giant corporations and their media — the GOP will win big in 2022…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-15). Saud-Backed Forces Share Footage From The Houthis' Recent Attack On Mokha Port (Video). southfront.org Two screen grabs side by side from the footage released by the JF-WCY investigation committee. | The Houthis (Ansar Allah) carried out the At a press conference, Brigadier General S…

Telematic (2021-09-15). Saturday 10/2: The Virion Transit – New work by David Bayus. indybay.org Telematic | 323 10th St. @ Folsom | San Francisco, CA 94103…

John Feffer (2021-09-15). The Handcuffing of Joe Biden. fpif.org The far right would like to impeach Joe Biden, kick him out of the White House, perhaps even throw him in jail. "Lock him up" has been a predictable chant at Trump rallies going back Bipartisanship? As Donald Trump would say in his New York accent: fuhgeddaboutit! | One day after Biden's inauguration, QAnon sympathizer Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)

Jill Richardson (2021-09-15). Spreading Vaccine Misinformation Is Dangerous and Wrong. otherwords.org In the late 19th century, COVID-19 policy is not a People can disagree about vaccine mandates, for example. However, when it comes to t…

The Associated Press (2021-09-15). Problems Continue to Plague El Salvador's Bitcoin Rollout. latinorebels.com SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — One week after El Salvador became the first country to make bitcoin legal tender, problems continued to plague the system Tuesday.

Tracey Young (2021-09-15). Biometric ID in British Columbia: BCNDP Government Implements Social Credit System with the BC Vaccine Passport. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). 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 (2021-09-15). 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…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-09-15). Thursday 10/28: Nikki Giovanni: Make Me Rain. indybay.org Online webinar…

David Giesen (2021-09-15). Saturday 9/18: Rent Control: the walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One in every 266 children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer by age 20, according to the American Cancer Society. Sarcoma — the term for a group of cancers that begin in the bones and in the soft or connective tissues — is one of the more common types of childhood cancer. Fortunately, recent treatment advances have increased survival rates. Of children diagnosed with cancer, 84% now survive five years or more. One of the…

teleSUR, JL (2021-09-15). Gobierno de Venezuela incorpora al diplomático Alex Saab en la Mesa de Diálogo en México. telesurtv.net "Alex Saab tiene la capacidad para formar parte como miembro pleno de la delegación del diálogo y de la mesa social", indicó Rodríguez.

Paul Haeder (2021-09-15). Beast of a Nation: Banality of Evil and Peppy Propagandists. dissidentvoice.org I like to get down to brass tacks, into the muck, since I have been in on all aspects of academia and journalism, environmental activism, literary arts, and social work. I'm not pulling some trump card here, but in my more than six decades of confronting these amazingly dead-from-the-head-up members of the 80 percent, …

Common Cause (2021-09-15). Wednesday 9/15: Seminario de Redistribución de Distritos en Español con Common Cause. indybay.org Virtual…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). 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…

Nicholas Wansbutter (2021-09-15). Video: Why Vaccine Passports Are Illegal in Canada. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: What's frozen shoulder? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity including sleep difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/OU6-i4dKPKs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-09-15). Revenge of the Technocrats: How Canada's Liberal Party Became an Appendage of the Great Reset. globalresearch.ca

Lindsay Koshgarian (2021-09-15). 9/11 at 20: Two Decades of Missed Opportunities. globalresearch.ca

David Giesen (2021-09-15). Wednesday 9/15: Bernal Litterai [sic]. indybay.org Bernal Branch library | 500 Cortland Avenue | (we gather outside in the mini-amphitheater on the Moultrie side of the building)…

Jonathan Cook (2021-09-15). AOC's 'Tax the Rich' Gown is Designer Protest Meant to Dull Class Struggle. counterpunch.org The left is currently dividing very publicly over a viral clip on social media of AOC — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — arriving on Monday night at an exclusive gala event in New York in a slinky, white satin, off-the shoulder, Marilyn Monroe-style gown with large red writing across the back demanding: "Tax the Rich." Maybe "divided"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). 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 (2021-09-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Onco-regeneration — Restoring function after a soft tissue cancer diagnosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that has typically been treated using limb salvage surgery combined with radiation therapy. While limb salvage surgery helps patients avoid amputation, patients are often left with substantial functional limitations. Now advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body's ability to regenerate muscle strength after surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic oncologists are teaming up with plastic surgeons in a procedure…

Mary Chastain (2021-09-15). "Infringement Upon Individual Liberties": Arizona Attorney General Suing Biden Administration over COVID Vaccine Mandate. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: What you can eat to help avoid getting kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's estimated that 1 in 10 people will get a kidney stone in his or her lifetime. Kidney stones are not only painful, but also they can lead to serious complications that may require hospitalization and even surgery. The good news is kidney stones are preventable, and prevention can be as simple as eating the right foods. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Ivan Porter II, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, explains how to take a dietary…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). Consumer Health: Are you at risk for prostate cancer? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which make this a good time to learn more about the risk factors for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer will affect 1 in 8 men, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the U.S. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Many prostate cancers grow slowly and…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-09-15). The Law that Gives the US President "License to Kill" globalresearch.ca

Julia Rock (2021-09-15). Whip Count: The Democrats Who Support the Progressive Reconciliation Strategy. dailyposter.com

Anonymous669 (2021-09-15). Iran Says Terrorist Team Sent By Foreign Intelligence Was 'Identified' & 'Targeted'. southfront.org The official logo of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence. | On September 15, the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence announced that a terrorist team backed by intelligence services of "adversary countries" had been "identified" and "targeted". | In a statement, the ministry said that the terrorist team was planning to attack and commit acts of terrorism against some of the country's most sensitive and vital centers before being dismantled by the Iranian intelligence. | The ministry said that it…

Jim McIlroy (2021-09-15). Bylong residents celebrate another win over coal mine. greenleft.org.au The New South Wales Court of Appeal has rebuffed South Korean mining company KEPCO's bid to get its coal mine project going in the fertile Bylong Valley. Jim McIlroy reports.

Richard C. Gross (2021-09-15). A Confederacy of the Malicious. counterpunch.org "Men that make envy and crooked malice nourishment, dare bite the best." — William Shakespeare People are getting sick and dying because Republicans are focused on attacking President Joe Biden for violating individual freedom for mandating injecting vaccines to combat the coronavirus, a systematic undermining of a policy implemented to save lives. These extremist Trumpist

Ralph Nader (2021-09-15). Congress — Collectively Less Than An Inkblot. zcomm.org Congress is less than an inkblot. It's a streaming vacuum of usurpation that ignores our nation's basic necessities and jeopardizes our future generations…

Saurav Sarkar (2021-09-15). Hotels Don't Waste a Crisis. zcomm.org UNITE HERE says that 98 percent of its members—who are overwhelmingly women and people of color—were out of work at the height of the pandemic. Seventy percent remain unemployed today.

Jonathan Cook (2021-09-15). Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' "Tax the Rich" Gown Is a "Designer Protest" Meant to Dull Class Struggle. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-15). Imperial academics awarded prestigious Future Leaders Fellowships. imperial.ac.uk Five of Imperial's next generation of world class scientists have been awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships to boost their careers.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-15). EU Gas Prices Surge Promises Expensive Winter For Europeans. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The price of gas in Europe, for the first time in history, reached $900 per thousand cubic meters, follows from ICE Futures trading data. | On September 15th, the cost jumped by 12%. | The price of the October futures on the Dutch TTF index at 9: 35 am Moscow time was $841.39 per thousand cubic meters. By 10: 21, it increased to $851.27, and a little later — at 10: 46 — it exceeded $875.84. | The previous record was set on September 14th when the figure reached $810. | The cos…

Adam Tooze, Elmira Bayrasli (2021-09-15). Economic Crisis in the Anthropocene. indybay.org I think it's a full embrace by the Democratic Party of the reality that they are in a life-and-death struggle for the future of American democracy and from their point of view — and I happen to share this view — that depends on their not losing the congressional majority to the GOP in 2022, which doesn't necessarily end American democracy, but it takes us in a direction which is really bad.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-15). 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…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-15). Iran expects removal of all illegal sanctions. en.mehrnews.com In his phone talks with British FM, the Iranian Foreign Minister said that Iran expects all illegal sanctions against the country to be removed, calling for practical steps by the British government to build trust.

sputniknews (2021-09-15). Questions Raised Over Future of Whaling as Faroe Islands Slaughters 1,400 Dolphins in a Single Day. sputniknews.com The arguably largest slaughter of dolphins in the history of the Faroe Islands has sparked criticism even from trade professionals, who argued that it could damage the archipelago's reputation abroad and be the death knell of the whaling industry.

Latino Rebels (2021-09-15). The Latest 'No to Statehood' March Happened This Past Sunday in San Juan. latinorebels.com As a follow-up to a series of pro-independence marches for Puerto Rico that happened across nine U.S. cities on August 9, the San Juan counterpart —originally postponed that day due to a pending tropical storm— happened this past Sunday.

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