Daily Archives: September 18, 2021

2021-09-18: News Headlines

Pip Hinman (2021-09-18). Oppose Morrison's new anti-China alliance. greenleft.org.au The new war alliance — AUKUS — formalises Australia's hostile positioning toward China. It also hands the pro-nuclear lobby a new angle, writes Pip Hinman.

WSWS (2021-09-18). Britain commits to anti-China axis led by US in AUKUS military pact. wsws.org There was no public discussion in the US Congress or the British and Australian parliaments on the new military pact. All three governments are escalating their war plans without even the pretence of democratic accountability.

WSWS (2021-09-18). Paris recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over anti-Chinese AUKUS alliance. wsws.org Australia broke a €56 billion submarine contract with France to instead buy US and British technology, a move French officials denounced as a "stab in the back."

sputniknews (2021-09-18). No.10's Biggest Secret: Only Ten People in UK 'Were in the Know About AUKUS Pact'. sputniknews.com The new defence alliance AUKUS, announced by the US, the UK, and Australia on Wednesday, immediately caused harsh criticism from China and France. The EU, in turn, vowed to deal with "the implications" after it was revealed that the bloc was not informed about AUKUS.

sputniknews (2021-09-18). China May Direct Its Nuclear Missiles Towards Australia as AUKUS 'Serves US' Demands' – Report. sputniknews.com Earlier in this week, China criticized the recently-announced military alliance between Australia, the US and the UK (AUKUS), expected to provide Canberra with technologies to facilitate the construction of nuclear-powered attack submarines.

Editor (2021-09-18). Canadian imperialism in Africa. mronline.org Canadian imperialism in Africa has had a rare social media moment.

WSWS (2021-09-18). US, UK, Australia military pact threatens war against China. wsws.org The advanced US preparations for war are being driven not only by fears that China is overtaking the US economically, but the extraordinary economic, political and social crisis of US imperialism intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juan Cole (2021-09-18). UN: Earth heading to 16% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030, Risking Climate Instability. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A United Nations study of the greenhouse gas reduction targets announced by the 191 signatories to the Paris Convention has come up with an alarming result. If countries follow through on their stated plans, greenhouse gas emissions will actually rise. In 2025, they will be 15.8% higher than in 2010 …

Kevin Gosztola (2021-09-18). Pentagon-Backed 'Black Hawk Down' Championed Military Intervention After 9/11. thedissenter.org Sgt. Matt Eversmann played by Josh Hartnett in "Black Hawk Down" (Screen shot from the promotional trailer for the film. Fair use for commentary purposes.)[Editor's Note: This is the third in The Dissenter's During the 2004 presidential campaign, Vice President Dick Cheney defended President George W. Bush's response to the 9/11 attacks and invoked "Black Hawk Down" at a town hall event in Milwaukee, Wiscons…

Eric Tymoigne (2021-09-18). Money and Banking (Part 7 — Leverage). realprogressives.org Given that the concept of leverage will be used often in the upcoming posts, this post spends some time explaining what leverage is and some of its impacts on the balance sheet of any economic unit.

Nicholas Stender (2021-09-18). California voters stop far-right maneuver to recall governor. liberationnews.org On Tuesday roughly 64% of voters chose to prevent the extreme right from seizing control of California.

WSWS (2021-09-18). China's Evergrande problems deepen. wsws.org Evergrande, the country's second largest property developer, with debts of more than $300 billion, has admitted it is on the brink of default and is desperately scrambling to build up cash.

WSWS (2021-09-18). Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio educators call for eradication strategy to fight the pandemic. wsws.org We demand the immediate implementation of a strategy to eradicate COVID-19, which requires the halting of all in-person instruction along with the strongest public health measures necessary to end this deadly pandemic.

WSWS (2021-09-18). After wildfires and drought ravage western Canada, parties offer nothing but platitudes on climate change in federal election campaign. wsws.org The failure of any of the major parties to present a viable plan to tackle climate change is bound up with their subordination of environmental policies to the prerogative of big business and the financial oligarchy.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). U.S. B-2 strategic bombers return home after latest threat display to Russia, Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. B-2 Spirit Bombers Return Home After Bomber Task Force Mission U.S. B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri successfully completed their mission with NATO Allies from late August to mid-September. This was the first time the B-2s forward deployed to Keflavik Air Base, Iceland marking a significant event for capabilities between …

_____ (2021-09-18). The US Is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria Into A Proxy For Its Africa Wars. popularresistance.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. "Though some believe the war on terror [WOT] winds down with the US departure from Afghanistan," he says, "the threat it was supposed to address burns fiercely on my continent."

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-18). CELAC to Choose Between Dignity or OAS' Monroe Doctrine. libya360.wordpress.com y Kawsachun News< After five years without meeting, Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will convene on Saturday for the VI Summit in Mexico City. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose late Friday arrival upstaged all other participants of the Summit, has submitted a proposal to his Mexican counterpart,...

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). Italy, indispensable actor in NATO's wars on three continents. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Remarks by NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of NATO in Italy Today we mark an important anniversary in the history of our Alliance.The founding of this Command.Which began as Allied Forces Southern Europe.And is now Joint Force Command Naples. Italy is amongst the biggest contributors to our …

WSWS (2021-09-18). Biden administration detains more than 200,000 immigrants along US-Mexico border last month. wsws.org The Biden administration has started deporting families on "expulsion flights" to southern Mexico, where they are usually loaded onto buses by police and taken back to Central America.

_____ (2021-09-18). Indigenous Peoples In Mexico Defend Their Right To Water. popularresistance.org Lerma/Coyotepec, Mexico – In the San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan Otomí indigenous community, in the state of Mexico —adjacent to the country's capital—, access to water has been based on collective work. | "Public services come from collective work. What we have done is based on tequio (free compulsory work in benefit of the community), cooperation. The community has always taken care of the forests and water," Aurora Allende, a member of the sector's Drinking Water System, told IPS. | In San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan, a town of 18,000 people in the municipality of Lerma — about 60 kilometres west of Mexi…

Susan Abulhawa (2021-09-18). Palestinian prisoners recaptured: 'This is not the time to despair'. workers.org On Sept. 6, millions around the world celebrated as news spread that six Palestinian political prisoners had liberated themselves from Gilboa, a maximum security Israeli concentration camp in the West Bank. For 10 months, with nothing but spoons and their bare hands, Yaqoub Qadri, Mahmoud Abdullah al-Arida, Muhammad Qassem al-Arida, . . . |

Cheng Enfu (2021-09-18). A study of Monthly Review's Marxist political science in the twenty-first century: a Chinese view. mronline.org Since 2000, Monthly Review has focused on the current world situation, pursuing the all-round development of Marxist studies. In this way, it has helped create a significant new trend within the U.S. left, especially in Marxist political science.

WSWS (2021-09-18). COVID-19 continues to spread in Dana auto parts plants and surrounding communities. wsws.org Tennessee and Kentucky, where Dana has eight plants, have been suffering horrific surges of COVID-19 fueled by the Delta variant in recent weeks.

Tina Landis (2021-09-18). Climate crisis fuels class war: 2020 hits record number of environmental activists murdered. liberationnews.org As the climate crisis intensifies globally so does the class war under the capitalist world order. Since 2012, Global Witness has been documenting the murders of environmental and land defenders who were attempting to halt corporate plunder of the planet and displacement of indigenous communities. (Globalwitness.org) The report states: "We tend to associate the climate …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). NATO holds submarine exercise off Turkish coast. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Submarine Search and Rescue…. Aksaz, Turkey — Dynamic Monarch/Kurtaran 2021, the 11th in a series of NATO sponsored live Submarine Escape and Rescue (SMER) exercises began 12 September and will run through Sept. 24, 2021 in Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off Aksaz, Turkey…. **** Assets and personnel from Italy, Turkey and the United States together …

Dean Baker (2021-09-18). Roger Lowenstein on Share Buybacks: What About Taxes? cepr.net Roger Lowenstein had a piece in the NYT's DealBook section defending share buybacks. I actually agree with much of what he wrote (I can't see the virtues of paying out money as dividends rather than buybacks), but Lowenstein does miss an important point that can be used to justify the tax proposed by Democrats. There …

Ajamu Baraka (2021-09-18). The Western left's collaboration with the Western bourgeoisie. mronline.org Changes in historical conditions can elevate a secondary contradiction to a primary, and antagonistic contradiction, in an instant.

WSWS (2021-09-18). Israel reports that 11.2 percent of all children infected with SARS-CoV-2 suffer from long COVID. wsws.org Despite the lie that vaccination of adults "protects" children, countries with high vaccination rates experience a surge in COVID-19 cases among children, along with horrifying reports of long COVID symptoms.

_____ (2021-09-18). Occupy Wall Street Trained A Generation In Class War. popularresistance.org When Occupy Wall Street was evicted from its home base in Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011, by the NYPD in a paramilitary-style operation under cover of the night with a press blackout, the obituaries were being written. | The day before, Occupy Oakland, which vied with New York as the leader of the leaderless movement, was evicted for the second and final time. A convergence to shut down the New York Stock Exchange on the two-month anniversary of OWS, on November 17, fizzled. Lacking a base of operations, two thousand Occupy protesters at most showed up and were bloodily swept away by police from Wall Street a…

Staff (2021-09-18). European Union to Support World Food Program Operations in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The European Union has confirmed that it will financially support the operations of the World Food Program (WFP) in Venezuela, reported the EU delegation office in Caracas. This was established during a donors' meeting. | Rafael Dochao Moreno, representative of the EU in Venezuela, stated that the donor meeting adopted "a very clear objective: to ensure that tens of thousands of children in Venezuela can benefit from our help and that their daily diet can be improved." | For his part, President Nicolás Maduro announced on Thursday, September 16, that his administration had signed a new agreement with the WFP, aft…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). Greece: NATO, Pentagon seek new bases. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com After Afghanistan pullout, US seeks NATO basing, intel pacts Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top US military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts this weekend, hoping to forge more basing, intelligence sharing and other agreements…. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the …

WSWS (2021-09-18). Despite great willingness of workers to strike, German train drivers' union ends industrial action. wsws.org The concessions made by Deutsche Bahn are a mockery and only serve to enable the GDL trade union to break off the strike.

TASS (2021-09-18). US apologizes for Kabul strike, views it as 'horrible mistake' — Pentagon chief. tass.com An investigation into the incident concluded that the strike "resulted in the deaths of as many as 10 people, including up to seven children," he said…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). NATO directs "emerging" Eastern European, Balkans, Caucasus nations to "modernize," "rejoin the family of the West" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Deputy Secretary General stresses the importance of partnerships, values and resilience On Wednesday (15 September), speaking at the Emerging Europe Summit and Awards 2021, NATO's Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ underlined the essential role that partnerships and integrations into NATO and the EU have played in the modernisation of Emerging Europe societies. "Re-joining the family …

WSWS (2021-09-18). As child cases soar, Brazilian scientist warns of "creating a generation" with long-term COVID effects. wsws.org A recent study led by Lucas Ferrante, a prominent Brazilian scientist opposing Bolsonaro's herd immunity policy, shows that reopening schools in Manaus led to the Gamma variant, responsible for two thirds of the country's deaths.

Moderator (2021-09-18). Ralph Nader: What Gives With Newspapers' Graphic Artists? scheerpost.com [Screen shot / By Ralph Nader | The old saying that "art follows function" is being reversed by print newspaper editors alarmed over the shorter attention spans of readers who are moving to online news outlets. As a result, newspaper editors have ushered in a golden age for graphic artists giving them huge chunks of newspaper space formerly devoted to reporters and news. | Granted a sea of type from the old…

WSWS (2021-09-18). Beaumont Health announces that all of its Detroit-area emergency rooms are nearly full. wsws.org The largest health care provider in Southeast Michigan announced that its ten emergency departments were almost full and that patients should consider other options for "treatment and evaluation."

WSWS (2021-09-18). Big Three autoworkers support Dana parts workers. wsws.org Autoworkers at plants for the Big Three automakers, General Motors, Stellantis and Ford, are speaking out in support of the Dana Inc. workers as they take on the company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) in their contract battle.

Staff (2021-09-18). The magic and allure of Persian poetry. en.mehrnews.com Today is the National Day of Persian Poetry and a good opportunity to learn more about some of the greatest Persian poets with their lasting influence on the Persian language and rising popularity across the world.

WSWS (2021-09-18). Mandatory seven-day week until Christmas at Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly plant. wsws.org Side deals negotiated by the UAW give the company the right to override limits on forced overtime and other basic work standards.

_____ (2021-09-18). Hunger Stalks The United States. popularresistance.org In fact, in early summer 2021, 63 million people in the United States told government investigators that they were unable to pay for their usual household expenses, in particular the balance between food and rent but also including student loans and medicines. This was the context out of which the US (Unity and Survival) Program was born in the city of Philadelphia, a representative example of the type of "mutual aid programs" that sprung up across the United States during the pandemic.

Ed Rampell (2021-09-18). New Muhammad Ali Docuseries Chronicles the Life of 'The Greatest' Athlete and Activist. progressive.org The legendary boxer's Black nationalist and antiwar stands take center ring in the latest masterpiece from Ken Burns.

WSWS (2021-09-18). US hospitals running out of beds amid COVID-19 surge. wsws.org Hospitals across the country are reaching overcapacity as the Delta variant continues to spread.

TASS (2021-09-18). China conducts military drills near Taiwan after passage of US destroyer. tass.com Combat ships, early warning aircraft and bombers were involved in the drills…

_____ (2021-09-18). Boycott Puma. Pass The Word. popularresistance.org As groups from New Zealand to South Africa to North America prepare for the #BoycottPUMA Global Day of Action and PUMA's celebrity ambassadors and business partners raise ethical concerns, join nearly 60,000 people calling on PUMA to end its support for Israeli apartheid.

_____ (2021-09-18). Hush, Hush (Venezuela Is Winning!). popularresistance.org By now it is obvious that the mainstream media does not cover any good news whatsoever about Venezuela. Even non-political issues are always accompanied by a poisoned cliché sentence or two about "dictator", "authoritarian regime", "collapsed economy" "humanitarian crisis", etc. etc. | So, the game-changing news that there are peace talks being held in México City between the Venezuelan government and opposition parties is ignored. México is acting as host and facilitator with the kingdoms of Norway and Netherlands, and the Russian Federation as mediators. This seminal event has been scarcely reported by the Nort…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). PM: NATO partners Poland, Baltics must close ranks against "neo-imperial" Belarus, Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Poland, Baltics must 'close ranks' against Russia, Belarus: PM Poland's prime minister [Mateusz Morawiecki] on Friday said his country must close ranks with its Baltic allies against Russia's "neo-imperial urges" and "a wave of disinformation, propaganda and cyberattacks" from Moscow and Minsk. **** Afterwards, at a joint news conference with ≈ imonytƒó, Morawiecki noted the meeting …

WSWS (2021-09-18). Five children orphaned after parents die of COVID-19 in California's Inland Empire. wsws.org This tragedy is the outcome of the unsafe policies adopted by states and governments across the country that have reopened full-fledged to prioritize profits and the economy, despite the immediate danger it presents to workers and their families.

WSWS (2021-09-18). US military basing to expand in Australia, directed against China. wsws.org The Washington communiqué commits Australia to hosting US troops, bombers, fighter aircraft and warships and acting as a logistics base for a military conflagration between nuclear-armed powers.

Joshua Cho (2021-09-18). How U.S. media misrepresent the Wuhan Institute of Virology's laboratories and safety protocols. mronline.org Even if we were to accept all the accusations against the WIV regarding their alleged subpar safety standards, none of it has any relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic unless it can be shown the WIV possessed SARS-CoV-2 in its lab before the outbreak, and there is no evidence of that.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). Baltics: Italian commander issues NATO Article 5 war warning to Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Italian Air Force Deploys Eurofighter in Support of Enhanced Air Policing Italy's enduring commitment to NATO's Air Policing mission is demonstrated by the deployment of the Eurofighters to take over the mission from the F-35s. "…the presence of the Task Force Air-Estonia "Baltic Eagle II" is sending an unmistakable signal about the unwavering resolve of …

Staff (2021-09-18). 'United Slaves' — Facts About the US Collapse. orinocotribune.com Journalist and RT's Washington DC correspondent Helena Villar has recently published her book titled United Slaves. The Other Face of the American Dream. Through analysis of hard data, Villar portrays the reality of the United States in different social aspects: health policies, the military industrial complex, the collapse of the country's infrastructure and, in general terms, the decadence of the US society resulting from the life regulating policies implemented by the corporate elites with bipartisan support from consecutive governments. | La amarga y despiadada cara B del "sueño americano" | Próximo desembarc…

Bruce Lerro (2021-09-18). Three Strikes You're Out for Western Psychotherapy. dissidentvoice.org Orientation Patient questions and therapeutic answers The therapist says to the client, "tell me about your dreams" and the client shakes their head slowly and says "I had this dream …". A therapist says to a teenager, "who are you?" The teenager answers, "I don't know". The therapist says to the teenager, "that's normal at …

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). Xinjiang residents dismiss 'Uygur Tribunal' allegations of human rights. ecns.cn Dozens of residents in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have joined government officials in dismissing accusations of human rights violations in the region. Allegations of a genocide were made at a so-called "Uygur Tribunal", which finished its second hearing in the UK on Monday.

Mickey Z. (2021-09-18). We're All in This Together! dissidentvoice.org In 2020, health care workers could do no harm. We praised their vast medical skills and knowledge. We banged our pots and pans for them and hung signs to profess our eternal gratitude. Well… maybe not exactly eternal. In 2021, you see, we're dismissing their medical knowledge and our pots and pans have been replaced …

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). Military on high alert over U.S. vessel in Taiwan Straits. ecns.cn The People's Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command will remain on high alert after the United States' guided missile destroyer USS Barry sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). Culture Fact (11): Food for Mid-Autumn Festival. ecns.cn

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). NATO backs Lithuania, Poland in impending military conflict with Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Warsaw military university, NATO CoE to share info on cyberattacks The Academic Centre for Strategic Communication at Warsaw's War Studies University has signed a cooperation agreement with the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence to exchange information on potential cyberattacks. Audio ==== Poland, Lithuania stand together against 'hybrid attacks' by Belarus: defence minister Poland's Defence …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). Russian companies offered blood money in conquered Nagorno-Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russian construction companies will be able to apply their solutions in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan "The main purpose of organizing this event is to attract new technologies and innovations related to the construction of smart cities (Smart City) to Azerbaijan. I note that we will apply Russian solutions in the construction of new modern …

Evan Branan (2021-09-18). La Place, La. residents blame gov't failure & neglect after Hurricane Ida. liberationnews.org On the weekend of September 11, organizers from the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the Central Gulf Coast region made a second trip to LaPlace, Louisiana, to distribute relief aid and document the government's shameful response after Hurricane Ida.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). U.S. military delegation supervises Ukraine's war in the Donbass. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian deputy defense minister meets with U.S. delegation Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Oleksandr Nosov has met with a delegation of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command led by Deputy to the Commanding General, Dr. Myra Gray, according to the Ukrainian ministry's press service. **** The parties also discussed issues of cooperation in the field of …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-18). Five Eyes in Latin America: Australia's Secret Role in Chile's Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Kit Klarenberg Declassified files expose Australia's secret role in General Pinochet's seizure of power, and shed light on the ongoing participation of the United States' Five Eyes partners in covert intelligence operations in Latin America, as well as assistance from US-allied governments in neighbouring countries, namely Brazil. Washington's central role in the violent overthrow of…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). Three Blood Brothers video: Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan "destroy enemy group" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Next stage of "Three Brothers — 2021" int'l drills ends The next stage of the "Three Brothers — 2021" international exercises held in Baku in accordance with the agreement on military cooperation between Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan has been successfully accomplished, Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry has reported. According to the exercise plan, the special forces were …

TASS (2021-09-18). Damascus goes dark after attack on power plant — minister. tass.com It is yet unclear when electricity supplies will resume…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-18). Ecuadorians Mobilize against Lasso's Anti-People Policies. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch On September 15, thousands of Ecuadorians took to the streets in different provinces of the country against the neoliberal policies of the right-wing government of President Guillermo Lasso. Photo: CONAIE/Twitter The primary demands of the trade unions and social organizations include the immediate discontinuation of the neoliberal measure in force since last year,…

_____ (2021-09-18). Hezbollah-Brokered Iranian Fuel Arrives In Crisis-Hit Lebanon. popularresistance.org The first of several truck convoys carrying Iranian fuel has arrived in Lebanon from Syria, a Hezbollah spokesperson told Al Jazeera — a shipment intended to help ease crippling fuel shortages amid a dire economic crisis. The first shipments of the fuel, carried by two convoys totalling 40 trucks according to Hezbollah's Al Manar television channel, arrived in Lebanon on Thursday. The fuel delivery has been portrayed by the Iran-linked Lebanese group as a huge boost to the cash-strapped country. However, the shipments violate United States sanctions imposed on Iranian oil sales and have gotten a mixed respo…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). Georgian defense chief inspects NATO military outpost on his nation's territory. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Juansher Burchuladze visited the infrastructure works on the territory of the 11th Battalion The Minister of Defense of Georgia will be informed about the ongoing infrastructure works at the military bases on the spot. Juansher Burchuladze together with the Commander of the Defense Forces, the Eastern Commander and the leaders of the agency inspected the …

Editor (2021-09-18). 50 years since Attica Rebellion: We salute 'prisoners' Paris Commune'. mronline.org On Sept. 9, 1971, approximately 1,500 prisoners in Cell Block D seized the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York, after submitting a 27-point manifesto to the prison administration in an attempt to address the torturous conditions inside the prison.

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). China expects 40 mln domestic trips during Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. ecns.cn China is expected to see 40 million domestic trips during the four-day travel rush for the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.

WSWS (2021-09-18). As COVID-19 infections and deaths mount in Texas schools, districts scramble to fill staff shortages. wsws.org One of the states most ruthlessly pursuing the "herd immunity" strategy is Texas, where a growing number of educators and students have died from COVID-19 amid a wave of mass infections throughout the state.

Editor (2021-09-18). Buffalo's developer class backing last-ditch attempt against socialist India Walton. mronline.org A federal judge who wants Buffalo's incumbent mayor back on the ballot is being scrutinized for his real estate ties.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). Ukraine: NATO, U.S. lead "anti-hybrid warfare" exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine, NATO countries start joint Table Top Exercises in Odesa to counter hybrid threats The joint Table Top Exercises of Ukraine and NATO countries "Coherent Resilience" to counter hybrid threats to critical infrastructure in the Black Sea region, which will continue until the end of the week, have started in Odesa, the press service of …

Shawgi Tell (2021-09-18). 5,000 Charter Schools Closed in 30 Years. dissidentvoice.org Privately-operated non-profit and for-profit charter schools have been around for 30 years 1 and are legal in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. To date, five states have been able to fend off these segregated outsourced schools that siphon billions of public dollars a year from under-funded public schools. About 3.3 million students are …

Finian Cunningham (2021-09-18). Sorry Cover-Up for US Mass Murder. dissidentvoice.org AP Photo / Kirsty Wigglesworth, File So a top US commander has come clean on primetime TV about the killing of 10 civilians in Afghanistan with a drone missile. Seven of the victims were children packed into a car. CentCom General Kenneth McKenzie said the deadly strike was a "tragic mistake" and he offered his …

_____ (2021-09-18). Denver Refuses To Negotiate, Sweeps Indigenous Encampment. popularresistance.org Denver, CO — Under the hardline stance of Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver continues to sweep unhoused encampments—more than 80 this year alone—ignoring countless requests from unhoused residents and their advocates to stop, and refusing to negotiate any alternatives. Outside the Four Winds American Indian Council building in the Baker neighborhood, that cycle continued when, despite multiple attempts by Four Winds and other advocates to find some common ground and a different solution, the city swept a predominantly Indigenous encampment on August 31. | "It's kind of unfortunate that the Mayor dec…

Michael Welch (2021-09-18). From 9/11 Truth to Covid Truth. Victories and Failures Twenty Years Later. globalresearch.ca

Stephen Bryen (2021-09-18). Pentagon needs to answer for Afghan drone misfire. asiatimes.com The Pentagon has caved in and taken responsibility for the drone strike that killed 10 innocent civilians, including Zemari Ahmadi who was a 14 year-long employee of the Nutrition and Education NGO. Most of his family, including children, were killed in the airstrike as they gathered around his Toyota Corolla when he returned home from work. But the Pentagon …

scorinoco (2021-09-18). AMLO Urges Biden Once Again to Lift US Blockade Against Cuba. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, September 16, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico urged US President Joe Biden to act to end Washington's blockade and the policy of aggression against Cuba once and for all. | In a speech commemorating the 211th anniversary of Mexico's independence, with which AMLO opened the traditional military parade honoring the entrance of the Trigarante (Three Guarantees) army to Mexico City in 1821, he reiterated his opinion that he had expressed in June at the Chapultepec Castle regarding the dignity of the Cuban people. | In the presence of Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, a special guest, who…

Fight Back (2021-09-18). Tally 19 commemorate anniversary of arrests. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On September 5, the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) held an event in remembrance and solidarity for the #Tally19, a group of Black Lives Matter activists arrested for protesting in favor of the indictment of the officers responsible for the deaths of Tony Mcdade, Wilbon Woodard and Mychael Johnson. These three men were murdered by Tallahassee's police department and none of the police responsible have faced any real punishment for their crimes. | Community members gathered at the Smokey Hollow Memorial and discussed the ongoing events of the Tally19 cases and their struggle to get…

Staff (2021-09-18). Venezuela Denounces Serious Violation of Agreements Signed in Mexico. orinocotribune.com The Head of Venezuela's government delegation to the Mexico Talks, Jorge Rodríguez, reported that the Venezuelan government categorically rejects the serious violation of the agreements signed by opposition elements and their foreign sponsors, who have already dedicated themselves to sabotaging and evading their commitments established in the Memorandum of Understanding signed on August 13. Rodríguez specifically addressed the agreement concerning the restoration of the assets and resources belonging to Venezuela, held abroad or in foreign bank accounts. | Through his official account on Twitter @jorgerpsuv, Rodr…

WSWS (2021-09-18). Entertainment industry workers continue to work without a contract. wsws.org Tens of thousands of entertainment industry workers, technicians, artisans and craftspersons are pushing for a strike after working without a contract for months as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Staff (2021-09-18). El Salvador to Protest Bukele's Authoritarian Rule on Bicentennial. orinocotribune.com A major mobilization is expected in El Salvador last Wednesday, September 15, 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. | Protests against the

_____ (2021-09-18). El Salvador: Bitcoin Machines Burned And Thousands Take The Streets. popularresistance.org Workers, students, union and peasant organizations, feminist groups, human rights activists, and even judges took to the streets on Wednesday in El Salvador. It was the country's largest mobilization in decades. | Among the issues being protested were the Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele's decision to double the number of military troops under the pretext of fighting violence and crime. In reality, it's about gaining support and surrounding himself with the armed forces. | In addition, Bukele's Bitcoin law has been widely rejected by people all over the country. The law makes Bitcoin legal tender across the coun…

United Nations Assoc. San Francisco (2021-09-18). Sunday 9/19: International Day of Peace: Ending the Afghan War & Beginning the Rescue. indybay.org Virtual event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). 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…

Rachel Clarke (2021-09-18). [Perspectives] Speaking truth to power? thelancet.com Mild mannered experts on emerging infectious diseases do not typically need to acquire burner phones, hold clandestine meetings, and feel so imperilled that they call their next-of-kin to mutter darkly: "If anything happens to me in the next few weeks, this is what you need to know." Then again, Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, a leading global charitable foundation which uses its £29 billion endowment to fund scientific and medical research, is not remotely run-of-the-mill. On Dec 31, 2019, for example, rather than enjoying fireworks and fizz at a New Year's Eve party with friends, he was ret…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-18). Syrian Army, Russian Military Police Enter Tafas In Western Daraa (Videos, Photos). southfront.org FILE IMAGE: Russian Military Police service members are in Syria | On September 18, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the town of Tafas in the western Daraa countryside under a Army units were accompanied by a force from the Russian Military Police, which will oversee the implementation of the reconciliation agreement. | Under…

Badri Raina (2021-09-18). Education, Illusion and Reality: A New Ideological Foundation Stone to Firm up an Election. zcomm.org By all accounts, the campaign for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections threatens to be no-holds-barred…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-18). Avenging Lt. Col Schneider: Six ISIS Terrorists Killed In Russian Airstrikes On Central Syria. southfront.org Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | On September 17, six terrorists of ISIS were killed in central Syria as a result of airstrikes carried out by Russian warplanes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). | The London-based monitoring group said that the Russian airstrikes targeted hideouts and vehicles of ISIS in the following areas: | The Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle. | The outskirts of the town of Resafa in the southern country…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Patients in Phoenix area now can benefit from Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home model of care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX ‚Äï Mayo Clinic has expanded its innovative advanced care at home model of care, which provides comprehensive care to patients in the comfort of their own homes, to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Beginning this week, many patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area who otherwise would need to be hospitalized will be able to receive in-person and virtual care through Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home platform. Under 24/7 direction of Mayo Clinic physicians, advanced care…

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-09-18). Nord Stream 2: El mercado se impuso a las extorsiones. globalizacion.ca Durante tres años las administraciones estadounidenses hicieron lo imposible por detener la construcción del gasoducto Nord Stream 2 al intentar imponer su caduca política hegemónica, en un mundo globalizado cuyas naciones han observado que las leyes del mercado y de…

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). China marks 90th anniversary of Japan's invasion. ecns.cn Cities around China organized memorial activities to remember the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) on Saturday.

Nelini Stamp (2021-09-18). How Occupy Wall Street Reshaped Politics & Kicked Off New Era of Protest. zcomm.org Occupy Wall Street "broke the spell" protecting the economic status quo and marked a major shift in protests against capitalism…

sputniknews (2021-09-18). Two Explosions Strike Kabul Leaving People Injured, Source Says. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – Two explosions have struck the capital of Afghanistan, one of them left several people injured, a security forces source in Kabul told Sputnik.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Managing atrial fibrillation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Nearly 3 million Americans are living with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, according to the American Heart Association. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that number could be as high as 12 million by the start of the next decade. But what is atrial fibrillation and how do you fix it? Reporter Jason Howland talks to a Mayo Clinic cardiologist to find out in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo…

KARA (2021-09-18). Saturday 10/16: Annual Walk'n'Run To Remember. indybay.org Mitchell Park (Bowl Area) | 600 E Meadow Dr | Palo Alto, CA 94303…

_____ (2021-09-18). 'A Certain Terror': A White Male Perspective on Being an Ally. commondreams.org Allowing the IMF to issue $1.5 trillion in special drawing rights would save countless lives and wouldn't cost U.S. taxpayers a dime.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo researchers link gut microbiome to rheumatoid arthritis prognosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A significant indicator of whether a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will improve over the course of disease may lie in part in their gut, according to new research from Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. The study, published in Genome Medicine, found that predicting a patient's future rheumatoid arthritis prognosis could be possible by zeroing in on the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that inhabit their gastrointestinal tract, known as the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Consumer Health: Back to school — and bullying. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many families, the start of school is a busy, exciting time of year. For some students, though, returning to school also means bullying, and the feelings of anxiety, sadness and loneliness bullying can cause. Up to 20% of students 12—18 experience bullying in the U.S. each year, according to StopBullying.gov, which is a resource managed by the Department of Health and Human Resources dedicated to providing information about bullying. Bullying is a form of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). 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…

teleSUR, SH (2021-09-18). EE.UU. prepara vuelos para deportar a migrantes haitianos. telesurtv.net Medios estadounidenses indicaron que se estarían preparando hasta ocho vuelos de deportación diarios a Haití.

Rubén Armendáriz (2021-09-18). øSe terminó el amor? Tras la derrota electoral, crisis en el gobierno argentino. globalizacion.ca Las tensiones entre el presidente argentino, Alberto Fernández, y la vicepresidenta, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, que comenzaron a quedar en evidencia luego de la dura derrota sufrida por la coalición oficialista en las elecciones Primarias Abiertas Simultáneas y Obligatoria (PASO)…

khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-09-18). Sacramento County History in Transition. indybay.org 2021 California Admission Day pulled the covers off Sacramento County Historical Society in transition. Fall 2020 Sacramento County Board of Supervisors deemed Racism a Public Health Crisis as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight systemic structural inequalities as we Build Back Better. If history has value, let us explore with one standard for humanity beginning Fall 2021.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Consumer Health: What you can do to help prevent suicide. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Suicide Prevention Day will be observed on Friday, Sept. 10, which makes this a good time to learn more about suicide and how you can help someone in danger of suicide. Suicide is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations. Most often, suicidal thoughts are the result of feeling helpless or unable to cope with what seems like an overwhelming life situation. Without hope for the future, suicide may seem like the only solution. There…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization delivers high-quality care, Medicare savings. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization (ACO) LLC earned a quality score of 97.81% while generating $32.3 million in cost savings for the Medicare program in 2020. That's according to recently released performance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS). The Mayo Clinic Community ACO has participated for a year and a half in the Medicare Shared Savings Program offered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-18). Military Situation In Yemen On September 18, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 272 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On September 17, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On September 17, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Maheliyah district | On September 17, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Sahar district | On September 17, Saudi-led coaliti…

teleSUR, JL (2021-09-18). Asesinan a dos líderes sociales en Colombia en un día. telesurtv.net En lo corrido del 2021, el país suramericano contabiliza 118 líderes sociales asesinados.

Anonymous669 (2021-09-18). Attack On Arab Gas Pipeline Left Syria In Complete Black Out For Several Hours (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: the Syrian Ministry of Oil and Natural Resources. | Late on September 17, Syria, which has been facing a serious power crisis, experienced a complete blackout as a result of a sabotage attack. | Ghassan al-Zamil, Syria's electricity minister, said that the attack targeted the Arab gas pipeline, which feeds Deir Ali and Tishreen power stations, as well as two key electricity towers linking the two stations. | Explosive devices were used by the sa…

_____ (2021-09-18). Letting the World Burn: The Question of Governance. commondreams.org White men, at all levels of "success," should stop looking for scapegoats, for easy targets to avoid accountability. We should realize we need to save our own lives.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Listener mailbag — COVID-19 questions answered. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Dr. Poland discusses the mu variant, understanding breakthrough infections and the importance of flu vaccinations this fall. "The symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of influenza overlap so much that it can be hard to distinguish one from another," says Dr. Poland. What…

ERA Coalition (2021-09-18). Monday 9/20: LatinX Communities & the Equal Rights Amendment (Part 1). indybay.org Livestream on Instagram…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Science Saturday: A new understanding of the inner workings of CAR-T cell therapy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers have biomanufactured chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) in a new way to track the cells' cancer-fighting journey and predict toxic side effects. This Mayo Clinic breakthrough, published in Cancer Immunology Research, also could unravel the mystery of how to unleash CAR-T cell therapy to destroy solid tumors. "This new technology allows us to image CAR-T cells after they are given to patients and study their fate," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo…

Dr. Derek Kerr (2021-09-18). SF City's Retirement System Run By Cops/Firefighters Union Bosses Funds Newspaper Looters. indybay.org The SF City pension fund run by the police and firefighters union officials is allowing the public workers fund to buy the union busting "vulture" hedge fund Alden Global which is busting newspaper unions throughout the country.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). 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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). NATO monitors Balkans air traffic through its first colony, Kosovo. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com New navigation equipment for civilian airlines set up at Pristina airport, with NATO support On 14 September 20121, the Commander of the NATO-led KFOR mission, Major General Franco Federici, attended a ceremony to mark the installation of new navigation equipment at Pristina airport….[It will] contribute to the use of new south-west air routes in the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Heart health for myself and my family. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sandra Driggers is a nurse at Mayo Clinic in Florida who works in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. This is her heart health story. ______________________________ I struggled with my weight for most of my life. I never really gave a lot of thought to being healthy (or unhealthy), or about how my weight and lifestyle played a role in my future health.But a little over 16 years ago, I had a heart attack. Back then,…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-18). More Than 20 Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib As Militants Continue To Launch Attacks (Videos, Photos). southfront.org An Su-24 taking off from Hmeimim air base in 2015. IMAGE: Russian Ministry of Defense | On September 18, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 23 airstrikes on militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the airstrikes took place as follows: | Ten airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the towns of Baluon and Mashoun in the southern countryside of Idlib. | Four airstrikes targeted the town of al-Bara…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccine boosters and third doses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Both of my parents have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The doctor told my mom she is eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but my dad is not eligible for a booster now. Can you explain who needs an additional vaccine now, and the differences between a booster and third dose. ANSWER: It's good to know that your parents are among the millions of people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. A…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease brought on by tobacco. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a progressive group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that make it hard to breathe. Millions of people around the globe die each year because of COPD, and nearly 16 million people in the U.S. have a form of the disease. The No. 1 cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking, according to Dr. John Costello, consultant pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. Watch: …

scorinoco (2021-09-18). Grief and Anger after UAE Soldiers Torture and Kill Yemeni-American Student Trying to Visit Family. orinocotribune.com Dhamar, Yemen, Sep 14 — As his hope that the Sana'a International Airport will be reopened has faded, smiley-faced Abdulmalek, a grad…

Staff (2021-09-18). Syrian Plan to Unite the Country Worked out in Moscow. orinocotribune.com By Steven Sahiounie — Sep 16, 2021 | Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on September 13 in a rare face-to-face meeting. Assad brought a high-level delegation with him for talks on all aspects of the Syrian crisis which has dragged on for 10 years. Publicly released details of the private meetings are scarce, but experts expect they included how to clear Idlib from Al Qaeda terrorists, and how to deal with Turkey and the US who both are illegally occupying sections of Syria, contrary to UN rules and international law. | Where are the hot spots in Syria, and wh…

Women's March Sacramento (2021-09-18). Saturday 10/2: Women's March Sacramento: Mobilize & Defend Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Sacramento, CA: location w/ route details TBA | Masks required. Follow current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Allan Fisher (2021-09-18). Saturday 9/18: Free Palestine. indybay.org Ocean at Water Streets, Santa Cruz…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Endometrial ablation when pelvic pain or endometriosis are present. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with endometriosis and have heavy menstrual bleeding. My health care provider said I should consider endometrial ablation. A friend told me it might be problematic because I'm only in my late 20s, and it could affect my ability to conceive a child down the road. What are the risks? Are other treatments available? ANSWER: Endometrial ablation can reduce heavy menstrual bleeding significantly. But you should consider the potential risks associated with…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-18). Military Situation In Syria On September 18, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 17, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 29 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 8 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On September 17, the second batch of tankers carrying Iranian fuel on behalf of Hezbollah crossed the Syrian-Lebanese border | On September 17, a car explosion was reported in the city of al-Bab | On September 17, two civilians reportedly we…

The Conversation (2021-09-18). Habib Satire and Marvel Superheroes: Using Comedy to Combat Stereotyping of Arabs. juancole.com By Safiyya Hosein | — As a researcher of Muslim superheroes, I've learned about the many ways Islamophobia manifests. Because Islam is racialized in the west, Arab Christians, Hindus and Sikhs have been implicated in Islamophobic political discourses, making them victims of Islamophobia. Many of these issues can be traced back to a strange convergence …

Speak Out Now (2021-09-18). Saturday 10/2: The Links between health and structural injustices and how to heal our world. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Nora Fernández (2021-09-18). El reino de los multimillonarios. globalizacion.ca La burguesía emerge en occidente dando forma al mundo moderno y aunque los super ricos son cuestionados los multimillonarios vuelven a emerger con fortaleza gracias al neoliberalismo y usan como antes la filantropía, la caridad, para despistarnos, se reafirman haciendo…

thelancet (2021-09-18). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Mendelow AD, Gregson BA, Rowan EN, et al. Early surgery versus initial conservative treatment in patients with spontaneous supratentorial lobar intracerebral haematomas (STICH II): a randomised trial. Lancet 2013; 382: 397—408—In this Article, M Javadpour (Walton Centre, Liverpool) should have been included in the STICH II Investigators list. This correction has been made to the online version as of Sept 16, 2021.

Graham Peebles (2021-09-18). Ethiopia: TPLF Terrorism Expands, Civilians Massacred. dissidentvoice.org As the armed conflict between Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) enters a new phase, Ethiopians are uniting against their common enemy. The TPLF is not a group of freedom fighters standing up for the downtrodden; they are a terrorist insurgent force waging a war against a sovereign state. Murdering, raping, destroying property …

One Billion Rising, hundreds of partners (2021-09-18). Saturday 9/25: Rise For and With the Women of Afghanistan. indybay.org San Francisco demonstration – RSVP for location details…

WSWS Repost (2021-09-18). Woodward revelations expose Democrats' calls for "unity" with Republican coup plotters. indybay.org The Biden White House and Democratic leaders in Congress see any investigation into the January 6 plots as an obstacle to bipartisan collaboration with the Republicans.

Udani Samarasekera (2021-09-18). [World Report] Unitaid at 15. thelancet.com Founded in 2006, Unitaid has changed the treatment of major infectious diseases in low-income countries. What will the next 15 years bring? Udani Samarasekera reports.

_____ (2021-09-18). Indigenous Leaders Face Barriers To UN Climate Conference. popularresistance.org Indigenous leaders are largely being excluded from participation in the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference as the world grapples with escalating problems from floods, fires, heat, drought and other disasters. | Limited access to COVID-19 vaccines in certain regions, travel restrictions and quarantine in the United Kingdom for people from "red list" countries in Central and South America, Africa and Asia, and rising costs of travel and lodging are hindering Indigenous participation, Indian Country Today has found. | Even those who manage to get to Glasgow, Scotland, for what is shaping up to be one…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating birth defects before a baby is born. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before a baby is born, early intervention using fetal surgery can treat life-threatening birth defects and improve outcomes in some cases. Fetal surgeons at Mayo Clinic Children's Center treat many conditions, including: Spina bifida (myelomeningocele).Twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS).Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence.Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO). On the Mayo Clinic Q&A…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). Zelensky signs Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine to "rebuff armed aggression" from Russia, seize Donbass, Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky approves Ukraine's Strategic Defense Bulletin According to the document, the military policy of Ukraine is implemented in several main areas, including "ensuring the rebuff and deterrence of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country within the state border…. **** "The Strategic …

Gregory Wilpert (2021-09-18). Objectivity and Commitment. zcomm.org Interview on the origins of Venezuelanalysis and reflects on the relationship between commitment and objectivity in news reporting…

Earth Day Initiative, March for Science, FFF (2021-09-18). Monday 9/20: COP26 Explained: What You Can Do to Fight for Global Climate Action. indybay.org Online via Twitch TV: www.twitch.tv/MFSNYC

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic patient, physician highlighted by Conquer Cancer Foundation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades is an oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with expertise in a variety of pediatric and adolescent cancers. Her experience and research background helped her develop a promising treatment plan for Kenedi, a young patient from Wisconsin. Kenedi had a rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that can occur at any age, but most often affects children. Using support from a 2013 Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award, Dr. Allen-Rhoades has been…

teleSUR, jaa, JDO (2021-09-18). Pdte. Arce: Gobierno golpista duplicó pobreza extrema en Potosí. telesurtv.net Aseveró que tal indicador era del 21 por ciento en 2019, mientras que con el Gobierno de facto llegó casi al 40 por ciento.

teleSUR, drl, NG (2021-09-18). Encuesta muestra posible victoria de Lula ante Bolsonaro. telesurtv.net Datafolha muestra que Lula tiene un 44% de intenciones de voto con una victoria en balotaje frente a Bolsonaro.

_____ (2021-09-18). Billions Who Need the Most Help Can Also Benefit—As Americans Have—From Changes in Economic Policy. commondreams.org

Labor Video Project (2021-09-18). The Fight Against Covid-19 & Zero Covid. indybay.org How should Covid-19 be fought and why do we need a Zero Covid-19 policy in the US and around the world was the focus of an educational panel held at HEAT…

Andrea Germanos (2021-09-18). New Climate Analysis Shows Near Total Global Failure to Meet 1.5 ∞C Targets. zcomm.org "An increasing number of people around the world are suffering from ever more severe and frequent impacts of climate change, yet government action continues to lag behind what is needed."

Anita Mureithi (2021-09-18). Can the resurgent Greens win over the youth vote? zcomm.org The frontrunners for the leadership in England and Wales speak the language of social justice. It needs to be followed by action…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester. 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…

ERA Coalition (2021-09-18). Monday 9/27: LatinX Communities & the Equal Rights Amendment (Part 2). indybay.org Livestream on Instagram…

Press TV (2021-09-18). Iran: New Member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. dissidentvoice.org On 17 September 2021 Iran became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). It is an extraordinary achievement and new beginning for US and western sanction-badgered Iran. On the occasion PressTV interviewed Peter Koenig on what this move might bring for Iran. See the transcript below. PressTV: Iran is finally a member of …

news.un (2021-09-18). First Person: A life dedicated to indigenous rights in Brazil. news.un.org For almost 30 years, Brazilian activist Joenia Wapixana, has been fighting for indigenous land rights and against "institutionalized discrimination" in Brazil. In a special interview with UN News, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, she says it's time to dedicate more resources to this fight.

Harvard University (2021-09-18). New Research At Harvard Shows Psychological Harms Of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Last. indybay.org PHYSICAL HARMS OF THE PROCEDURE * Extreme Pain and Torture of the Procedure * Children Strapped Down or Restrained Creating Additional Trauma * Severe Bleeding Leading to Hemorrhagic Shock * Infections Septicemia and Even Death are Possible and common * Reduced Sexual Pleasure and Fulfillment * Painful Scars * Repeated Tears…

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-18). US Imposes More Iran-Related Sanctions. news.antiwar.com The US imposed a fresh round of Iran-related sanctions on Friday, The US Treasury Department claims these companies and individuals It's not clear if the trading involved oil, b…

sputniknews (2021-09-18). US Capitol Police Brace for Rally in Support of Protesters Charged in 6 January Riot. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A rally scheduled at the Capitol on Saturday in support of individuals arrested in connection with the 6 January riot is expected to be peaceful, but local law enforcement is prepared for potential unrest after observing threats of violence on social media.

Jubilee USA Network (2021-09-18). Most Countries to Lose a Decade of Development Progress says United Nations as Global COVI. indybay.org Poor countries will lose a decade of development and face slow economic recovery according to United Nations analysis.

Victoria Korn (2021-09-18). Venezuela — El bolívar se ha depreciado en 3,1 billones por ciento desde 2012. globalizacion.ca Una nueva reconversión monetaria se anuncia en Venezuela dentro de dos semanas, y a partir del primero de octubre, a la escala monetaria actual se le sustraerán seis ceros a la derecha y la denominación de la moneda pasará a…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-18). Turkish defense chief brags of killing 18,500 Kurds in six years (with eye on Cyprus and Greece). antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey neutralizes 18,500 PKK terrorists since 2015: Defense minister Turkey has "neutralized" 18,502 members of the PKK…since July 24, 2015, and 1,976 have been "neutralized" since the beginning of this year, the country's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Sept. 17. Turkey has carried out a series of offensives…in northern Iraq since 2019, particularly against …

teleSUR, drl, NG (2021-09-18). Asesinan a guardia indígena en departamento del Chocó, Colombia. telesurtv.net Se trata de un exgobernador de un resguardo perteneciente al pueblo Emberá Eyabida, defensor de los derechos de su comunidad.

sputniknews (2021-09-18). The Last Time the US Gave an Ally Nuclear Technology, France Tried to Quit NATO. sputniknews.com On Friday, France cried foul after being left out of a new trilateral defense pact between the US, UK and Australia, resulting in Canberra cancelling a deal to buy French submarines in favor of nuclear-powered subs sold by Washington. But this isn't the first showdown between France and its allies over nuclear weapons.

WSWS (2021-09-18). Oppose the police witch hunt of striking teachers in Sri Lanka! wsws.org The Criminal Investigation Department has demanded government divisional secretaries provide the names and addresses of teachers who have organised demonstrations in an attempt to break their ongoing strike action.

Peter Koenig (2021-09-18). Video: Towards Digital Tyranny. # Say No to the Covid Vaccine Passport. globalresearch.ca What is Agenda ID2020? | Behind its development is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — with support of the Rockefeller Foundation — and others belonging to the sinister all-digitization, depopulation and eugenics agenda. | It is an alliance of public-private partners, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Consumer Health: 5 types of thyroid cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, which make this a good time to learn about the five types of thyroid cancer. More than 44,000 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 2,000 people will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces…

Anand Naidoo (2021-09-18). The Heat: Guantanamo Prison. america.cgtn.com The notorious U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where hundreds of men were detained by America for years without charge or trial, is still open after almost 20 years? In the weeks and months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States in …

Andrew Green (2021-09-18). [Obituary] J Allan Hobson. thelancet.com Psychiatrist who advanced sleep science. Born on June 3, 1933, in Hartford, CT, USA, he died of complications related to diabetes on July 7, 2021, in East Burke, VT, USA, aged 88 years.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). 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…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-18). Advanced US Combat Drone Spotted Fully-Armed Over Syria's Greater Idlib. southfront.org Photo: US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson | On September 17, a US General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper combat drone was spotted over the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where many terrorist groups are active. | The drone was conducting an armed reconnaissance sortie over the eastern countryside of Idlib, specifically over the town of Ma'arrat Misrin. The town is known to be a stronghold of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, and a number of other terrorist…

UUSF Forum (2021-09-18). Sunday 9/19: A Dialogue on Housing with Assemblymember David Chiu. indybay.org Meeting on Zoom: | us02web.zoom.us/j/84613268329?pwd=U3NEMX… | Passcode 254388…

Jesse Hagopian (2021-09-18). Young People Take Center Court in 'The Kaepernick Effect'. zcomm.org Dave Zirin's new book is devoted to telling how a star athlete "taking a knee" inspired young athletes across the country to join a historic social movement…

Other Cinema (2021-09-18). Saturday 9/18: SF PSYCHO-GEOGRAPHY: BUCHANAN + GORRELL + SOE's A.S.S. indybay.org ATA Gallery | 992 Valencia st San Francisco…

Angela (2021-09-18). Saturday 9/18: Free virtual screening of the documentary film Lost Cities of Palestine. indybay.org

WSWS (2021-09-18). Australian postal workers support SEP campaign to defeat anti-democratic electoral laws. wsws.org A meeting of postal workers yesterday passed a resolution condemning the anti-democratic laws and called on workers to join the SEP as electoral members.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-18). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On September 18, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pivdenne shelled the Gagarin mine in Gorlovka city with grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Pesky shelled Oktyabriskaya mine in Donetsk city with 120-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Starognatovka shelled Novolaspa with grenade launchers | 4. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled Leninskoe with grenade launchers and rocket launchers | 5. DPR forces in Donetsk city shelled UAF positions in Pesky with 120-mm artillery | 6. DPR forces in Ukrainskoe targeted UAF positions in Pavl…

Aram Aharonian (2021-09-18). Hora de terminar con el ministerio de colonias de Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca °Aleluya! En 2022, Latinoamérica hará una propuesta formal a Estados Unidos y Canadá para definir el futuro de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), ese "ministerio de colonias" que el presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador ha propuesto sustituir por…

Danny Haiphong (2021-09-18). Austerity and Mass Murder: An American Pastime. orinocotribune.com By Danny Haiphong — Sep 15, 2021 | The race to the bottom is an imperative of austerity, which is foundational to the history of state violence in the US. | Not a month after the eviction moratorium was allowed to expire in the United States did the Biden administration do away with nearly all pandemic-related protections. The latest casualty in the U.S. race to the bottom is the

The Lancet (2021-09-18). [Editorial] Brain health and its social determinants. thelancet.com Opinions about the relative importance of the biological and sociological causes of mental ill health have moved wildly from one extreme to another over the past 50 years. So, when Vivian Pender, the newly elected President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), pronounced in July that "we need to be more aware of the broader context in which that illness occurred and how that context has shaped the health outcome", cynics could be forgiven for thinking it just another swing of the pendulum.

Tom H. Hastings (2021-09-18). Can we tell truth from buck-naked lies? nationofchange.org Trump and his lawless vigilantes attacking democracy are the opposite. "Proud Boys?" Proud of what? Nothing I can see.

Fridays for Future (2021-09-18). Friday 9/24: Oakland: Global Climate Strike to Demand Climate Crisis Justice. indybay.org Outside of Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 | Please wear a mask. Follow COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What happens after a prostate cancer diagnosis? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. One in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly, and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. So if you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now what? "It's very important to know the extent or…

WSWS Repost (2021-09-18). Right-wing recall campaign defeated in California. indybay.org The vote was a blow to the Trump-style campaign waged by the recall supporters and the leading Republican candidate, Larry Elder.

_____ (2021-09-18). Biden's Nuclear Weapons Commitments: Dangerous Continuities. commondreams.org The primary cause of the worsening situation is not the combustion of fossil fuels, but the massive political dereliction that has allowed the bonfire to go on after we knew that it posed a potentially lethal threat to humankind.

WSWS (2021-09-18). New Zealand government installing final seal at Pike River mine. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government is close to permanently sealing Pike River mine, ending the underground investigation into the 2010 disaster that killed 29 men, for which no one has been held accountable.

Brian Pearlman, Bereket T Lodebo (2021-09-18). [Clinical Picture] Renin secreting tumour: a rare cause of secondary hypertension. thelancet.com A 21-year-old woman presented to our hospital for the first time with a history of seizures. The patient's mother had witnessed the fits and described them as lasting approximately 10 min, causing a loss of consciousness, and incontinence of urine—compatible with a tonic-clonic seizure.

news.un (2021-09-18). FROM THE FIELD: Haiti's gruelling post-quake road to recovery. news.un.org Thousands of Haitians continue to take refuge in neighbours' houses, makeshift shelters, chapels or informal displacement sites, a month after a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the west of the Caribbean island where they live. That's according to the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) which has been assisting in recovery efforts.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). COVID-19 variants mu, delta and what to know about mutations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new COVID-19 variant called B.1621 or mu by the World Health Organization is being monitored by scientists. While this variant is making news, it is not the dominant strain in the U.S. or elsewhere, says Dr. John O'Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician. "The delta variant is really the predominant strain everywhere at this point. And while it is important that scientists and public health officials keep an eye on this, we're still in…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-18). Was A Russian Warplane Targeted Over Northeastern Syria? (Photos). southfront.org File image. | A new evidence suggests that what was reported on September 17 as a Russian airstrike on the town of Abu Khashab in northeastern Syria was in fact a defensive maneuver by a warplane of the Russian Aerospace Forces. | The munition dropped during the alleged airstrike has been finally identified by experts as a Russian-made SAB-250T illumination bomb. | The cluster bomb carries seven flares each equipped with a parachute. The bomb is usually used for illumination. However, it can be also used as counter-…

Makia Freeman (2021-09-18). Bluetooth Vaccine? Does the Injected COVID "Non-Vaccine" Connect with Devices? globalresearch.ca

Youth vs. Apocalypse, FFF, more (2021-09-18). Friday 9/24: San Francisco: Global Climate Strike for Intersectional Climate Justice. indybay.org Embarcadero Plaza, Market St and Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105 | Please wear a mask. Follow COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-18). Consumer Health: Treating sepsis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and World Sepsis Day will be observed on Monday, Sept. 13, which makes this a good time to learn more about the treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition. Nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sepsis, and one-third of people who die in a hospital have sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sepsis occurs when the body's response to an…

Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council NYC (2021-09-18). Ten Years After Occupy Wall Street, Its Real Legacy is Anarchism in Practice. itsgoingdown.org Statement from Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC) on the anarchist legacy of Occupy Wall Street on the movement's 10th anniversary. Lenapehoking, Turtle Island (also known as New York City) — Since its demise in the Fall of 2012, various individuals, websites, social media accounts, and politicians have tried to claim the mantle of Occupy Wall…

Staff (2021-09-18). Minnesota plan to reduce police shootings at traffic stops with CLEAR BAGS draws contempt. rt.com Officials in Minnesota have received heavy backlash for promoting cheap, clear plastic bags to store documents in vehicles as an easy way to "reduce deadly force encounters" with police during traffic stops. | The state's Department of Public Safety posted images of the see-through pouches to their social media accounts and revealed that "several law enforcement agencies across the state" will soon be handing them out to citizens at community events. | Our troopers, along with several law enforcement agencies across the state, want to make it easier for drivers to store the information and for law enforcement…

Sarang Shidore (2021-09-17). 'AUKUS' Military Alliance Is Another Western Attempt to Isolate China. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-17). China Accuses Australia, US, and UK of Undermining Peace (Nuclear Proliferation). orinocotribune.com On Thursday, September 16, China accused the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia of "undermining regional stability and peace" after signing the AUKUS pact. According to international media reports, the pact seeks to strengthen trilateral cooperation in advanced defense technologies, such as artificial intelligence, underwater systems, and long-distance surveillance. | Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian explained at a press conference, "This type of cooperation seriously undermines regional peace and stability as well as international efforts for nuclear non-proliferation." Lijian refe…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-17). Activists, anti-war groups slam trilateral security alliance AUKUS as anti-China move and a return to Cold War. peoplesdispatch.org China too slammed the move calling it an "extremely irresponsible" act which may lead to an arms race. It also said that the move reflects "Cold war mentality and ideological biases"

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-17). Aukus Pact: An Alliance against China that Excludes Europe. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara Exactly one month after the fall of Kabul and the disgraceful withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the United States has come into the world limelight with the Aukus Pact, an alliance that takes the initials of the names of the three signatory countries (Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom), with…

sputniknews (2021-09-17). US Will Boost Military Presence in Australia as China Slams 'Irresponsible' AUKUS Pact. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson unveiled the AUKUS security alliance "to protect and defend" the three countries' "shared interests in the Indo-Pacific".

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-17). Activists denounce AUKUS alliance as a possible new Cold War and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the military pact signed between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States; the sanctions against the leaders of Guinea's military junta announced by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); the fines imposed against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in the US state of Minnesota for violating environmental laws; and the growing agribusiness sector in Brazil as deforestation in the Amazon reaches record levels.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-17). 'AUKUS' is Anglo-Imperialism Resurrected. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe new trilateral alliance cements US and UK resolve to counter China and revives western hegemony… | Written by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh | For many, it came as a complete surprise. 'AUKUS' as it is to be known, announced somewhat out of the blue last night, is a security pact between the UK, US and Australia, focused on countering China in the Indo-Pacific. Britain and the US will aid their partner in building nuclear-powered submarines, which will be faster and harder to detect than the conventional submarines Australia currently possesses. In addition the three allies wi…

_____ (2021-09-17). Biden-Backed Aukus Deal Could Spell 'Disaster' for Climate Cooperation With China. commondreams.org "By failing to extend unemployment benefits, Congress and the White House will harm working people struggling in the pandemic."

ecns.cn (2021-09-17). U.S. crosses rudimentary moral line in bashing others: Chinese diplomat. ecns.cn The Chinese Mission to the United Nations (UN) at Geneva on Thursday criticized an Anti-China Exhibition hosted by the U.S. Mission together with a violent terrorist and separatist organization.

New Atlas (2021-09-17). US "De-listed" Anti-China ETIM Terror Org BACK from the Dead. newatlas.report September 17, 2021 (The New Atlas) — The anti-China East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) — sometimes referred to as the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) — was delisted by the US government because it allegedly "didn't exist" anymore. Yet just this month, spokesperson for the ETIM gave an interview with US-based media outlet Newsweek indicating it …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-17). China and the Left: A Socialist Forum. libya360.wordpress.com At the conference China and the Left: A Socialist Forum held on September 18, 2021 hosted by Qiao Collective at The People's Forum in New York City. The conference was a one-day convening of organizers, scholars, and journalists whose work grapples with questions of Chinese socialism, Western imperialism, Global South internationalism, and the renewed Cold…

Noam Chomsky (2021-09-17). Average People Still Have the Power to Stop Wars. zcomm.org Interview on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan won't change US imperialism, the many war crimes of George W. Bush, and why he still believes in average people's ability to push back against the war machine…

Ann Brown (2021-09-17). Washington DC: Money, Politics And Power Converge Like A 'Honey Magnet' For Psychopaths. moguldom.com The combination of money, politics, and power seems to be a "honey magnet" for psychopaths, and Washington, D.C. proves that. More psychopaths live there than anywhere else in the country, according to a research study — and this probably didn't surprise many. The study, published in 2019 by the Southern Methodist University, ranked 48 states and the District …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-17). Political turmoil deepens in Haiti as PM comes under suspicion in President's assassination. peoplesdispatch.org Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry has been implicated in the assassination of de-facto president Jovenel MoàØse, setting off major changes in the government and the judiciary and aggravating the political crisis…

Editor (2021-09-17). 'Brazilians are hungry because they have no income, not because of a lack of production': Joà£o Pedro Stedile. mronline.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.

WSWS (2021-09-17). Oppose Local Working Groups at Australia Post! wsws.org Postal workers must build rank-and file-committees and oppose union-management collaboration in restructuring.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-09-17). Why Marxism Believes in Class Struggle. anchor.fm In this episode I try to explain how the development of classes in our capitalist system stem from commodity production. I also use this as a basis to discuss how the motive production is what develops history and leads to social political and other struggles. This is the most basic explanation of the base and superstructure theories that I can offer. I hope it's useful…

Ann Garrison (2021-09-17). The Gorgon Staring at You. orinocotribune.com US wars in foreign countries always come home. The latest is the "Gorgon Stare," wide angle surveillance planes, used in Iraq and Afghanistan, that have now been brought home, to an urban area near you. | In June 2021, a federal appeals court ruled that the surveillance

Juan Cole (2021-09-17). In Turning Point for US Media, Time Recognizes Palestinians Mohammed and Muna El-Kurd as among 100 "Most Influential" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In what may be a turning point for American media, Time magazine has chosen twin Palestinian activists from the endangered East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Mohammed and Muna el-Kurd, as among the 100 most influential people in 2021. "Through online‚ÄØposts and media appearances, sibling activists Mohammed (@m7mdkurd) and Muna …

Liz Theoharis (2021-09-17). The Land of the Free, Where So Many of the Brave Are Homeless: Resisting Evictions Amid a Pandemic. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — Over the past weeks, multiple crises have merged: a crisis of democracy with the most significant attack on voting rights since Reconstruction; a climate crisis with lives and livelihoods upended in the Gulf Coast and the Northeast by extreme weather events and in the West by a stunning fire season; and an …

Makia Freeman (2021-09-17). Implementation of Agenda 2030: "Personal Carbon Allowances". Study. globalresearch.ca

Three Way Fight (2021-09-17). There Will Always Be More Of Us: Why the Antifascist Fight is Political, Not Just Tactical. itsgoingdown.org Another response originally published on Three Way Fight about larger lessons learned from recent antifascist clashes and mobilizations in the Pacific Northwest. by Paul O'Banion The events of August 22nd (A22) in Portland, Oregon were a clear victory, with hundreds of people turning out all afternoon on the downtown waterfront to confront the fascists — until it…

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-09-17). Now on Newsom's desk: social justice, ethnic studies, worker protections, and payments. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif. — By the time the California legislature wrapped up its 2021 legislative session at the end of last week, the state Senate and Assembly had sent some 900 bills to Governor Gavin Newsom's desk for signature, on a broad range of issues from social justice to housing, environment, education, workers' rights, health care …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-09-17). Milton Allimadi on US Media's Africa Reporting. fair.org (Kendall Hunt, This week on CounterSpin: The primary "sense" of Sub-Saharan Africa in corporate media is absence. When Africa is discussed, it's often been, to put it simply, as a material resource and as a staging ground for Great Nation politics and proxy war. Not as far removed as it ought to be from the Berlin conference in the late 19th century, when the European powers sat down to decide who got which slice of what the genocidal King Leopold II of Belgium called "this magnificent African cake.

Ann Brown (2021-09-17). Internal Documents Show Facebook Knows Instagram Is Harming Mental Health Of Young Girls At Scale. moguldom.com Facebook knows its platform Instagram is harming the mental health of young girls and critics say the tech giant isn't doing anything about it. Internal documents from Facebook reveal that the company has been studying how its photo-sharing app is harmful to a significant percentage of teenagers, according to recently published report from The Wall …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-09-17). Iraqi army launches anti-ISIL operation in Mosul. en.mehrnews.com Iraqi army forces identified and destroyed a number of ISIL terrorist hideouts during a large-scale counterterrorism operation launched in city of Mosul in Nineveh province.

Joe Sims (2021-09-17). Stopping the new Cold War with China, before it's too late. peoplesworld.org The Biden administration has been described as potentially transformative, equaling Lyndon B. Johnson's years and possibly even rivaling Franklin D. Roosevelt's tenure. While it's still early, such comparisons may not be far off, considering the possible impact of pending environmental, infrastructure, voting, and labor rights legislation. If they become law (and at this stage that's …

_____ (2021-09-17). What Lies Ahead For Guinea After Coup By US-Trained Military Unit? popularresistance.org Over a week after the coup in Guinea was orchestrated by a US-trained military unit, the military junta that seized power initiated a four-day-long conference with political parties, business leaders and traditional leaders on Tuesday, September 14. | The stated reason for this conference is to reach an agreement on the duration and arrangements for the transitional period before civilian rule can be restored. It was clear from the outset that few of the main opposition parties sitting opposite the junta on the table were keen on pushing for a speedy transition to civilian rule. Smaller political parties reported…

FM Shakil (2021-09-17). Afghan refugee crisis poised to explode. asiatimes.com PESHAWAR- None of Afghanistan's neighbors is prepared to take in Afghan refugees and internally displaced persons despite the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) warning that 97% of Afghanistan's population is at risk of poverty and starvation. The UN agency cautions that Afghanistan is inching towards a total collapse given "frozen foreign reserves, collapsing public finances, …

_____ (2021-09-17). Entire Staff Of A Burrito Restaurant In Georgia Quit. popularresistance.org The staff of a burrito restaurant in Georgia quit by posting a sign claiming they had worked seven days a week for a month with "barely any time off." | Employees at the Barberitos restaurant on New Street in Macon, central Georgia, said they quit over "pay" and "lack of appreciation," per a photo of the sign shared on Facebook that was first reported by WGXA News. | "We have worked 7 days a week for the past month and barely any time off. We are so sorry and love you all! old Barbs family, out," the sign read. | A spokesperson for Barberitos, which has 50 branches across southeastern states, confirmed the sign's…

Staff (2021-09-17). Something broke open: Occupy Wall Street 10 years later. therealnews.com "They stayed the night and changed the world," says filmmaker, writer, and activist Astra Taylor about the Occupy Wall Street movement, which started on Sept. 17, 2011. Taylor and PowerLabs director Nicole Carty discuss the revolutionary movement that launched a multitude of other movements. The Occupy movement, they say, ushered in a different way of protest and a new way of speaking about the inequalities we face today.

Staff (2021-09-17). Venezuela Has Doubled Exports in Third Quarter. orinocotribune.com The president of Bolipuertos, General Irwin Ascanio, reported that between the first and third quarter of this year, Venezuela doubled the export of raw materials and homemade products. In his Twitter account, @IrwinAscanio, Ascanio highlighted the dedication of Venezuelan workers who have handled 2,232,751 metric tons of cargo, both imports and exports, during said period. | En

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