Daily Archives: October 5, 2021

2021-10-05: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-05). 126,000 gallons of oil spill off Southern California coast, fouling beaches and wetlands. wsws.org The major pipeline spill is being labeled as one of the worst ecological disasters in California's history.

Chuck Collins (2021-10-05). Inside the Pandora Papers. counterpunch.org The Pandora Papers, a massive expose about the secret shell games and tax avoidance schemes of the world's ultra-wealthy, has just hit headlines around the globe. See initial coverage here in The Washington Post and The Guardian. This colossal undertaking involved 600 journalists from 117 countries and was coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-05). Why all eyes are on the Afghan-Tajikistan border. asiatimes.com Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words erupted between Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by the export of militant groups, while the Taliban leadership has accused Tajikistan's government of interference. This summer, Rahmon mobilized 20,000 troops to the border, …

Brian Berletic (2021-10-05). Are US War Plans with China Taking Shape? asia-pacificresearch.com

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). UN calls for open access to scientific information on COVID-19. ecns.cn A United Nations official on Monday stressed the need for open access to scientific information, basic science research and innovation on COVID-19 to help reduce the spread of the disease in Africa.

_____ (2021-10-05). Chris Hedges: Occupy And Building Power Now To Confront Autocracy. popularresistance.org In his recent article, "America's Fate: Oligarchy or Autocracy," Chris Hedges writes that bankrupt liberals have sold out to the oligarchic class to try to prevent an autocracy from rising but that is actually creating the conditions for autocracy. Hedges speaks with Clearing the FOG about the lessons from the Occupy movement – he was involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City and the occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC in 2011 – and why we must build a militant movement now to confront and hold power accountable. He explains how power works, including the role of politicians such as B…

Mikhail Flores, Cecil Morella (2021-10-05). Duterte to prepare his defense against ICC probe. asiatimes.com Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will prepare his defense against an International Criminal Court probe into his deadly drug war, after previously insisting he would not cooperate. ICC judges authorized in September a full-blown investigation into Duterte's anti-narcotics campaign, which rights groups estimate has killed tens of thousands of people, saying it resembled …

Pablo Manríquez (2021-10-05). Manchin: Immigration Reform Likely 'Too Big' for Budget Reconciliation Bill. latinorebels.com Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) tells Latino Rebels that immigration reform is "too big" to fit into the massive social spending bill currently being negotiated by Congressional Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-10-05). The CIA Plot to Kidnap or Kill Julian Assange in London is a Story that is Being Mistakenly Ignored. counterpunch.org It was revealed this week that a year before the Khashoggi killing in 2017, the CIA had plotted to kidnap or assassinate Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, who had taken refuge five years earlier in the Ecuador embassy in London. A senior US counter-intelligence official said that plans for the forcible rendition of Assange to the US were discussed "at the highest levels" of the Trump administration.

sputniknews (2021-10-05). The Other Side: Beijing Reportedly Feared Trump Might Goad PLA Into Attack As Early As October 2020. sputniknews.com After a new book on the Trump administration's final days revealed a top US general had contacted his Chinese counterpart about a potential US attack, a Chinese official has reportedly confirmed the exchange, describing how on-edge the People's Liberation Army (PLA) was during that time.

WSWS (2021-10-05). 'Pandora Papers' points to major tax evasion by global financial oligarchy. wsws.org The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists claims to have "uncovered financial secrets of 35 current and former world leaders, more than 330 politicians and public officials in 91 countries and territories, and a global lineup of fugitives, con artists and murderers."

Sergio Nieto Castillo (2021-10-05). México — El escándalo de Pandora Papers. globalizacion.ca El domingo 3 de octubre, se dio a conocer una nueva investigación periodística que revela, una vez más, la manera en que un grupo de personas con un poderoso caudal político, económico y social, se benefician de aquellos regímenes laxos…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-05). Monday's Blackout Reveals Real Power Of Big Tech Companies. southfront.org Illustrative imageBlackout may be related to scandals from Facebook Files and Pandora Papers. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | This Monday, October 4th, the world suffered a very unusual episode: a major blackout of social networks. Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagaram and several other networks went offline worldwide for more than seven hours. Far from affecting only people addicted to social networks, the blackout had a strong impact on the economy, influencing several companies that depend on the use of these networks to operate their mark…

Staff (2021-10-05). Pandora Papers: Massive Leak Exposes How Elite Shield Their Wealth & Avoid Taxes in Colonial Legacy. democracynow.org The Pandora Papers, described as "the world's largest-ever journalistic collaboration," have revealed the secret financial dealings of the world's richest and most powerful people. "We've uncovered a system that benefits a few at the expense of the many," says Ben Hallman, senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, who details some of the project's main revelations so far. We also speak with Vanessa Ogle, professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley and an expert on tax havens, who says the growth of tax havens like the Bahamas and Switzerland is directly linke…

MEE staff (2021-10-05). Pandora Papers: Qatar's ruling family avoided £18.5m tax on London mega-mansion. middleeasteye.net Pandora Papers: Qatar's ruling family avoided £18.5m tax on London mega-mansion | Family paid $160m through 'elaborate offshore structure' for three properties facing Regent's Park to be combined into mansion | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 09: 52 | Cornwall Terrace is thought to be the most expensive row of houses in the world (Creative Commons) | Qatar's ruling family bought three of the UK's most expensive houses…

teleSUR, JCM (2021-10-05). Mandatarios implicados por Papeles de Pandora niegan versión. telesurtv.net En Latinoamérica destacan los mandatarios en funciones de Ecuador, Chile y República Dominicana.

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Pandora Papers Find US Trusts' Links to Foreign Bribery, Rights Abuse Suspects, Reports Say. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The authors of the Pandora Papers – a large-scale journalistic investigation of shadow financial schemes and participation of world politicians in them – found in the US almost 30 trusts with assets of foreign individuals or companies accused of fraud, bribery or human rights violations, The Washington Post reported.

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Pandora Papers Reveal Secret Owners Of Over 1,500 Offshore-Held UK Properties Worth Billions. sputniknews.com The dossier of more than 11.9 million confidential files, the Pandora Papers, published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on Sunday, has been touted as shedding light on the alleged shadow financial schemes and offshore activities of hundreds of political figures from across the globe.

Ricardo Carnevali (2021-10-05). Pandora Papers: Lavado de dinero en paraísos fiscales involucra a mandatarios neoliberales. globalizacion.ca La región más desigual del planeta es, a su vez, la que tiene a más gobernantes, líderes y exlíderes salpicados por la investigación sobre paraísos fiscales realizada por el Consorcio Internacional de Periodistas de Investigación (ICIJ). Tres presidentes activos, 11…

Norman Solomon (2021-10-05). Stop Calling the Military Budget a 'Defense' Budget. zcomm.org To call its massive and escalating budget a "defense" budget is nothing less than internalized corruption of language that undermines our capacities to think clearly and talk straight…

WSWS (2021-10-05). Facebook platforms shut down by worldwide outage. wsws.org The social media apps Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, which are used by billions of people internationally each day for critical business and personal activities, were shut down for more than five hours on Monday.

TASS (2021-10-05). Facebook services almost completely recover from crash. tass.com WhatsApp has announced fully returning to normal mode, while Facebook and Instagram are still continuing repair works…

TASS (2021-10-05). Facebook outage named largest in history — Downdetector. tass.com The Facebook outage has become the largest outage on Downdetector with over 10.6 million problem reports from all over the globe…

Staff (2021-10-05). "Appalling and Unacceptable": Leak Shows Facebook Knew Its Algorithms Spread Hate & Harmed Children. democracynow.org An unprecedented leak at Facebook reveals top executives at the company knew about major issues with the platform from their own research but kept the damning information hidden from the public. The leak shows Facebook deliberately ignored rampant disinformation, hate speech and political unrest in order to boost ad sales and is also implicated in child safety and human trafficking violations. Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen leaked thousands of documents and revealed her identity as the whistleblower during an interview with "60 Minutes." She is set to testify today before the Senate Commerce Subco…

Editorial La Jornada (2021-10-05). El peligroso imperio de Zuckerberg. globalizacion.ca Ayer las plataformas Facebook, Instagram y WhatsApp —las tres propiedad del megaconsorcio que encabeza el estadounidense Mark Zuckerberg— quedaron fuera de servicio durante varias horas, lo que ocasionó problemas de distinta magnitud a miles de millones de usuarios de todo…

Jake Johnson (2021-10-05). Progressives Respond to Facebook Outage With Simple Call: 'Break Them Up'. zcomm.org "It's almost as if Facebook's monopolistic mission to either own, copy, or destroy any competing platform has incredibly destructive effects on free society and democracy"

Staff (2021-10-05). Headlines for October 5, 2021. democracynow.org Hollywood Crew Workers Vote to Authorize Strike, Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen to Urge Congress to Take Action, Johnson & Johnson Seeks FDA OK for Booster Shot, New York Healthcare Provider Fires 1,400 for Refusing to Get Vaccinated, Biden Accuses GOP of Playing "Russian Roulette" with U.S. Economy, Activists Confront Sen. Sinema in Arizona Bathroom, State Department Lawyer Blasts Biden for "Inhumane" Expulsions of Haitians, California Declares State of Emergency After Offshore Oil Pipeline Spill, Biden Administration to Open Up 80 Millions of Acres for Drilling in Gulf of Mexico, Report: 14% of World's C…

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Impact of Facebook Outage Minimal, Raises Questions About Whistleblower Reports – Expert. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – An hourslong outage that affected Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will have minimal impact, however, the timing of the incident raises questions because it coincides with whistleblower reports that exposed the company engages in unethical practices, University of Florida social media professor, Andrew Selepak, told Sputnik.

WSWS (2021-10-05). Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY: Communications Workers union works to isolate striking health care workers. wsws.org Around 2,200 nurses, aids, technicians and staff walked off the job at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York on Friday and are fighting for increased staffing, better pay and improved working conditions.

CP+ Video (2021-10-05). Andrew Cockburn on Power, Profit, and the American War Machine. counterpunch.org To read this article, log in In order to read CP+ articles, your web browser must be set to accept cookies. |

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). NATO's thirty-member Military Committee headed to Georgia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgia to host NATO Military Committee, chair Admiral Bauer Georgia will this week host the NATO Military Committee for the fourth time, with the highest military body of the Alliance set to discuss regional challenges and transformation of the Georgian Defence Forces with the hosts. Headed by its new chair Admiral Rob Bauer, the Committee …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). Cherished citizen, NATO enhanced partners: Ukrainian council consoles Saakashvili in jail. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian consul visits Saakashvili, his condition is satisfactory — MFA A Ukrainian consul has visited former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, a citizen of Ukraine, in the detention facility of the city of Rustavi in Georgia, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Oleh Nikolenko said. **** The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and the Ukrainian embassy to Tbilisi will continue …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-05). Trump, Twitter and the Digital Town Hall. dissidentvoice.org The merits are hard to stomach for partisans long jaundiced by presumption and dislike, but the cheer at the deplatforming of Donald Trump by a range of social media platforms said as much about the nature of any sentiment about democracy as it did about those claiming to defend it. For one, it shut off …

G. Dunkel (2021-10-05). U.S. policies drove people from Haiti, now force them back. workers.org Haitians expelled from the camp in Del Rio, Texas, at the end of September were forced or tricked into getting on planes by U.S. authorities. Sometimes the Haitians were told they were going to Miami or California, when the plane was really going to the major Haitian cities, Port-au-Prince or . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-05). Local union memo reveals United Steelworkers plan to expand mandatory overtime at Dana Fort Wayne. wsws.org The Fort Wayne local is proposing to expand the number of mandatory Saturdays per year from 12 to 24 in contract discussions with management.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-10-05). Misinformation is Everywhere (even on the Left). anchor.fm In this episode we go into some more clarifying points about socialism, historical examples of socialist development and achievements, as well as a contextualization for where misinformation and the lack of critical analysis on man even what is called the "left" in the United States. I hope you enjoy!

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). Chinese envoy urges developed countries to shoulder more financial responsibilities for UN. ecns.cn Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, on Monday urged developed countries to take on greater financial responsibilities for the world body.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). Turkey intensifies saber-rattling over its military outpost in Cyprus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ankara to keep defending Turkey's, Turkish Cypriots' rights in east Med: FM "We defend our rights and the rights of the Turkish Cypriots all the way. We'll also do what's necessary when there's action that will harm these rights," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu said at joint press conference with his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau …

Editor (2021-10-05). When they say, 'The Reds are coming!'. workers.org In the course of the battle over Biden's "build back better" bill, the ugly specter of anti-communism has raised its head, most prominently in the U.S. Senate and from the right-wing media. No doubt this poison is also being spread in less open forums. Senator Marco Rubio infamously tweeted, "The . . . |

Irruptions (2021-10-05). The Struggle for the Megaphone: An Analysis of Activist Counterinsurgency in Lincoln, Nebraska Pt. 2. itsgoingdown.org The second in a two-part series, this essay continues to look at the counter-insurgent role that activist groups had in the anti-FIJI movement in Lincoln, Nebraska. Read the first part, here. In this essay, we aim to analyze the protests that occurred between August 24th and 30th, 2021, in so-called Lincoln, Nebraska, in order to…

Martha Grevatt (2021-10-05). La brutalidad racista contra los migrantes haitianos desata la indignación. workers.org El mundo entero ha respondido con horror y rabia a las imágenes de migrantes haitianos azotados y aterrorizados por agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos a caballo. Se han establecido paralelismos con la esclavitud en el hemisferio occidental, a la que se puso fin por primera vez en . . . |

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). NATO chieftain in D.C., speaks with Biden, Blinken, Brookings at al. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Secretary General visits Washington D.C. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting Washington D.C. to meet senior United States officials and lawmakers. On Monday (4 October 2021), Mr. Stoltenberg met President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss how to further strengthen the transatlantic bond and prepare the NATO Summit in Madrid next …

Ariel Dorfman (2021-10-05). Chile is Taking the Final Steps of Dismantling Dictatorship. counterpunch.org Chilean author and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivered these remarks at the 45th anniversary Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Program on September 19, 2021. A collection of photos from the event has been made available for those who weren't able to attend in person. The Institute for Policy Studies holds this program every year at the site of the

Jonah Raskin (2021-10-05). Two Days in Frisco: Slices of Life and Pizza in the City of Labor & Lit. counterpunch.org I moved to San Francisco from Santa Rosa in Sonoma County on May 15, and for the first two weeks I sat in my one-bedroom apartment and listened to the screeching sounds from the N-Judah Streetcar which passes half a block from the building where I live. The neighborhood is called Ocean Beach. It's part

Eric Mann (2021-10-05). Working With Ed Asner to Keep the GM Van Nuys Plant Open. counterpunch.org "I come to you as an old UAW card carrier. Spot polisher and buffer at Kansas City and a metal finisher in Chicago" — Ed Asner, 1983, at UAW Local 645 Campaign Rally to Keep GM Van Nuys Open Ed Asner and I were very close allies and comrades for several exciting years from 1982 to 1986.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-05). Trudeau's Parliamentary 'Victory' May Cost Him the Next Elections. counterpunch.org Canada's unpopular general election of September 20 is increasingly recognized as a mistake by the country's leading political analysts. However, this mistake could potentially prove to be the very undoing of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party in future elections. 69% of Canadians did not think that holding an election during the fourth wave of the Covid

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). By backing war against Nagorno-Karabakh Turkey is supplanting Russia in the Caucasus: analyst. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Erdogan nibbling away at Russia's hegemony in Caucasus Turkey's foray into the South Caucasus by supporting Azerbaijan militarily in a victory last year against Armenia in Nagorno Karabakh seems to be paying off as it nibbles away at Russia's hegemony in the region, analyst Emil Avdaliani said. **** Turkey has positioned itself as a "new …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-10-05). Turkey, Israel, and Azerbaijan Create Tensions for Iran. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-05). The COVID pandemic and the supply chain crisis. wsws.org The complete failure of mitigation measures has led to a mounting disruption of global supply chains—the vast and complex system of production and transport, which is at the base of the world economy.

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). UN chief highlights work to help developing countries at UN conference. ecns.cn United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday stressed the urgent work required to help developing countries and accelerate global economic recovery at the 15th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD15).

WSWS (2021-10-05). Transport workers pushed past the limit amid export surge. wsws.org Transport workers in the US and globally have been forced to labor under unsafe conditions as the demand for exports surges during the ongoing pandemic.

WSWS (2021-10-05). Death of 31-year-old construction worker in Seattle highlights health and safety issues amid carpenters' strike. wsws.org Building trades unions have enforced the dangerous and difficult work conditions that have led construction workers to have some of the highest rates of COVID-19 infections, workplace deaths, chronic health conditions and suicide of any section of workers in the United States.

WSWS (2021-10-05). A new Candyman: Farewell to reality. wsws.org The sequel to and soft-reboot of the original 1992 film reached theaters this August after several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dragging a whole "hive's worth" of issues with it.

WSWS (2021-10-05). More than 7 million people in Germany in precarious employment. wsws.org Around 7 million people in Germany work in so-called "atypical" or precarious jobs.

Roger D. Harris (2021-10-05). Forbes Reveals why the US Government is Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris — Oct 2, 2021 | Alex Saab is "the key that unlocks the Venezuelan monetary mystery—that is, how a country facing sanctions from the US, the UK and the European Union—is still able to export things like gold and oil…and really the only man who can actually explain how the country [Venezuela] survives today," according to The US would far prefer to just quietly extradite Saab to Miami, use whatever means nec…

WSWS (2021-10-05). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Sugar care workers for GuySuCo in Guyana protested over unpaid bonuses and discrimination while hospital workers in the Canadian province of New Brunswick have returned a massive strike vote in defense of wages, staffing and services.

Dean Baker (2021-10-05). Shouldn't Biden Be Thanking China for Not Following Through on the Purchase Commitments in Its Trump Trade Deal? cepr.net With widespread supply chain problems due to the pandemic and unusual weather conditions, additional sales to China might well have caused even greater bottlenecks in the effort to meet domestic demand.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). War drums rumbling: Polish DM calls for NATO-EU action to fend off Russian threats, "protect Europe's energy supply chains" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russia undermining European security, Polish defence minister tells conference The Polish defence minister [Mariusz B≈Çaszczak] on Tuesday accused Russia of undermining security in Europe, saying the continent's security landscape has visibly deteriorated because of Moscow's policies. B≈Çaszczak told the conference that, while organisations such as NATO and the EU played a crucial role, each member …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). "Strategic competitors and transnational threats": Biden vows undying fealty to NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden reaffirms 'strong' US support for NATO in meeting with chief President Joe Biden reaffirmed the US's "strong" support for NATO on Monday during a meeting with Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Biden emphasized "the importance of bolstering deterrence and defense against strategic competitors and transnational threats," the White House said in a statement following the conclusion …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-05). DeFi Protocol Compound Mistakenly Gives $162 Million To Users, CEO Begs Them To Give It Back. moguldom.com Compound, a popular decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol that lets people lend out cryptocurrencies and earn interest, mistakenly sent users $162 million after an upgrade introduced a bug in the system that could amount to the largest-ever fund loss in a smart contract incident. Compound is designed to recreate traditional financial systems such as banks and …

WSWS (2021-10-05). Tens of thousands of New Brunswick public sector workers vote for strike. wsws.org New Brunswick's provincial public sector workers are the poorest paid anywhere in Canada.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). U.S., Ukraine rush to Saakashvili's defense. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Urges 'Fair Treatment' of Saakashvili The U.S. State Department has urged the Georgian Government to ensure former President Mikheil Saakashvili "is afforded fair treatment" as per Georgia's legislation and international human rights commitments and obligations. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told a press briefing on October 4 the U.S. is aware of the reports …

David Swanson (2021-10-05). Talk World Radio: Punishment Without Trial. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio: a new book called Punishment Without Trial: Why Pleabargaining Is a Bad Deal. The author, Carissa Byrne Hessick, is the Ransdell Distinguished Professor of Law at the …

Dean Baker (2021-10-05). Was the G.I. Bill of Rights a Safety Net Bill? counterpunch.org Many of us have been giving reporters grief about the constant reference to a $3.5 trillion spending bill (pre-Manchin), without pointing out that this is over ten years and would be just over 1.2 percent of projected GDP over this period. Also, the intention is to have the bill offset by tax increases and cuts

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-05). Britannia Turns Back the Boats. counterpunch.org Pushing people back across borders; turning asylum seekers away from shores. When such tactics were openly adopted and used with impunity by Australia's navy and border force, it caused outrage and concern in the maritime community and pricked the interest of border protectionists the world over. Disgust and outrage have, in time, been replaced by

WSWS (2021-10-05). California Democrats pass toothless law against work quotas at Amazon warehouses. wsws.org The legislation is a toothless measure, which allows California's Democrats to posture as defenders of workers' rights while doing nothing to seriously challenge the regime of electronically-enforced speedup, which is pervasive in Amazon warehouses.

teleSUR (2021-10-05). 'Decent Housing For All Citizens!', Uruguayans Demand. telesurenglish.net To commemorate the World Day of the Homeless and demand an increase in the budget for housing solutions, hundreds of Uruguayans marched under the slogan "Decent housing for all!" from the Mortgage Bank to the Legislative Palace on Monday. | RELATED: | "Housing Minister Irene Moreira argues that the Economy Ministry has not loaned money for housing credits. However, she could sign a trust to build small and low-qu…

Ana Perdigón (2021-10-05). Colombia-Venezuela Border to Open for Trade October 5. orinocotribune.com As of this Tuesday, October 5, trade exchange will be opened on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, as reported by Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez. | In her statement from Miraflores Palace, Rodríguez stressed that commercial exchange must comply with strict biosafety measures. | "This should be a biosecure exchange. Let us remember that in Colombia there is a variant of interest to the WHO, which has had an impact on western states of Venezuela," the vice president recalled. Colombians have suffered from a mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the country has one of the highest death rates in the re…

Colin Todhunter (2021-10-05). The Fear Pandemic and the Crisis of Capitalism. dissidentvoice.org In October 2019, in a speech at an International Monetary Fund conference, former Bank of England governor Mervyn King warned that the world was sleepwalking towards a fresh economic and financial crisis that would have devastating consequences for what he called the "democratic market system". According to King, the global economy was stuck in a …

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). Xi offers new proposals on building better future amid pressing challenges. ecns.cn With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging and the global economy struggling, the international landscape is undergoing profound changes, and humanity has now reached a new crossroad.

WSWS (2021-10-05). "We need leaders for the working population"—SEP electoral members support campaign against new election laws. wsws.org "Smaller parties are being squeezed out. Those in the fight against corporate interests and media and industry interests, are being silenced."

WSWS (2021-10-05). Australia and New Zealand ruling elite demands population "live with" COVID-19. wsws.org Experiences in the Asia-Pacific are demonstrating that the deadly virus can only be eradicated through the independent mobilisation of the international working class.

Joris Leverink (2021-10-05). When wage becomes wager: the dark side of microwork sites. roarmag.org This is an excerpt from Phil Jones What if work meant play and working hard meant hardly working at all? This is the promise made by platforms such as Playment and Clickworker. Adorned with images of hip, young people relaxing on sofas idly browsing laptops, their sites suggest that if work still exists in our brave new economy, it is no less fun than playing a videogame or shopping for clothes. A sepia-toned snapshot of the remote work dream, as alluring as it is mendacious, gives lumpen p…

WSWS (2021-10-05). BJP provocation against Indian farmer protest leaves nine dead. wsws.org Four protesting farmers and a journalist were killed Sunday in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after a convoy of SUVs—including one owned by a minister in Narendra Modi's far-right BJP government—deliberately ploughed into them.

WSWS (2021-10-05). Protests expand in Polish health care system. wsws.org Protests in the Polish health care system have entered their fourth week, but, as in the past, the trade unions are working towards a sellout.

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). China urges U.S. to stop supporting 'Taiwan independence' separatist forces. ecns.cn The United States should stop supporting "Taiwan independence" separatist forces and take concrete actions to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.

teleSUR (2021-10-05). 200 Venezuelans Return To Their Country From Chile. telesurenglish.net In the early hours of Tuesday, 200 Venezuelans returned to their country on a chartered flight from the public company Conviasa. The repatriation of this group occurs days after Venezuelan migrants were victims of acts of xenophobia in Iquique City, Chile. | RELATED: | "Today 200 compatriots return to Venezuelan territory thanks to the "Return to the Homeland" program. Venezuela welcomes you with open arms. Missi…

Richard C. Gross (2021-10-05). Bickering Democrats Hurting Themselves. counterpunch.org "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." — Martin Luther King Jr. The Democrats are feuding over $3.5 trillion legislation that may derail President Joe Biden's huge social spending legacy aimed at winning voters in midterm elections to thwart radicalized Republican efforts to get control of the House and Senate. This tumultuous

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). NATO announces Finnish-Swedish air combat exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From the NATO Allied Air Command webpage. Finland to Launch Week-Long Air Training Drills During exercise Ruska 21 taking place across Finland from October 4 to 9, 2021, the [NATO Enhanced] Partner country's air force will train together with the Swedish Air Force aiming at sustaining and developing Finland's air defence. In addition to the …

WSWS (2021-10-05). Northern California Sutter health care workers join Kaiser Permanente engineers on strike. wsws.org Sutter workers are fighting against understaffing and overwork during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as below-inflation pay proposals in one of the most expensive areas in the country.

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). China's Mars probes suspend explorations due to sun outage. ecns.cn China's Mars rover and orbiter have suspended explorations since mid-September, to wait out a period of sun outage, the China National Space Administration said on Tuesday.

Jack Gilroy (2021-10-05). Blessed be the Warmakers? Why Post-9/11 American Religious Leaders Must Atone. covertactionmagazine.com Who Profits When Our Pastors of Peace Become Enablers of War? We feel it is a hallmark of our American …

WSWS (2021-10-05). Australia: Committee for Public Education releases video opposing reckless reopening of schools. wsws.org The pro-business agenda of "living with the virus" adopted by the Victorian Labor and NSW Liberal-National state governments is putting the lives of students, educators, parents and the community as a whole at serious risk.

WSWS (2021-10-05). White House pledges to defend US "interests" against China "to the hilt" wsws.org Against the backdrop of a deepening military standoff over Taiwan, the Biden administration doubled down on Trump's trade war policies against China Monday.

WSWS (2021-10-05). IATSE movie and television workers vote overwhelmingly to strike. wsws.org IATSE workers voted to strike for the first time in its 128-year history because the conditions to which they are subjected are untenable, including constant 12-16 hour days, no rest, no sleep and poverty wages.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). Turkey at forefront in demanding NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine, "liberation of occupied territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish foreign minister calls for supporting Ukraine's, Georgia's aspirations to join NATO "Of course, we need to continue to support the two Black Sea countries — Ukraine and Georgia. We should support not only their territorial integrity. We should also support them, strengthen their capabilities, including in terms of better relations with NATO, including their …

WSWS (2021-10-05). Merck announces promising new pill to treat COVID infections. wsws.org The new oral antiviral pills could reduce death and hospitalizations by 50 percent if taken early in the course of infection with the coronavirus.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-05). What Biden Told the Indians. asia-pacificresearch.com

Christopher Ketcham (2021-10-05). Let's Blow up Luxury Emissions. counterpunch.org It's not often you hear the New York Times opining on the value of industrial sabotage, yet columnist Ezra Klein last summer did just that, posting a column that began: "I spent the weekend reading a book I wasn't entirely comfortable being seen with in public. Andreas Malm's 'How to Blow Up a Pipeline' is

teleSUR (2021-10-05). Catholic Church Covered 330,000 Sex Crimes In France. telesurenglish.net The Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the French Church (CIASE) announced that between 2,900 and 3,200 Catholic religious have been involved in 330,000 cases of sexual abuse or violence against minors or vulnerable persons since 1950. | RELATED: | Through interviews with victims and analysis of church archives, the Commission uncovered a bleak outlook for the Catholic Church "far greater than expected…

TASS (2021-10-05). Social networks disruptions show need to move away from IT monopolies — expert. tass.com Competition and diversification are necessary in the field of social contacts, Softline Vice President for investments Elena Volotovskaya said…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-05). Nigerian Government Tries To Save Face As Terrorists Ravage The Country. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari gave a speech on October 1st, attempting to rally people as terrorists are rampant in the country. | Nigeria calls them "bandits" to make the situation seem less dire."The past 18 months have been some of the most difficult periods in the history of Nigeria." | Since the civil war of 1967-1970, "I doubt whether we have seen a period of more heightened challenges than what we have witnessed in this period," the 78-year-old president said. | Vice President Yem…

Helen Yaffe (2021-10-05). Cuba Accelerates Vaccine Drive. counterpunch.org Unlike Pfizer and Moderna, whose Covid-19 vaccines are based on new (mRNA) technology, all of Cuba's five domestically produced vaccines are based on technology that has been used with children for decades. Back in 1988, Cuba's Finlay Institute developed the world's first Meningitis B vaccine, after an epidemic which particularly affected children. Soberana 2 increases immunogenicity and induces immunological memory. Children are being given two doses of Soberana 2 and a third of Soberana Plus at 28-day intervals. Cuban schools will not reopen until children have been vaccinated. By mid-September, 460,000 Cuban c…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). Ukrainian, Israeli presidents discuss war in Donbass, "Russia's occupation of Crimea" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Perhaps Israel will sell Harop combat drones to Ukraine in tandem with Turkey providing Bayraktar TB2 combat drones for a reprise of the war against Nagorno-Karabakh a year ago. ==== Zelensky, Herzog discuss security challenges posed by Russia's aggression against Ukraine President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the security challenges faced by Ukraine in connection …

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Japan's New Prime Minister Discusses AUKUS With Australian Counterpart, Reports Say. sputniknews.com TOKYO (Sputnik) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a telephone conversation with his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, during which Fumio Kishida welcomed the conclusion of the AUKUS partnership and stated that attempts by some countries to unilaterally change the status quo in the region are inadmissible, media reported.

Dolores Perez Heilbron (2021-10-05). Sunday 10/10: Afghanistan: What Happened and Why? Dr. Stephen Zunes. indybay.org First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco – | Humanists-Non Theists invitation to a ZOOM presentation: | See Zoom URL below for entry.

teleSUR, drl, JCM (2021-10-05). Nuevo mando militar boliviano toma posesión. telesurtv.net El presidente Luis Arce posesionó al nuevo mando, encabezado por el general A. García Lara como nuevo comandante en jefe.

teleSUR (2021-10-05). Peru: Ex-Dictator Fujimori Undergoes Heart Surgery. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the 83-year-old former dictator Alberto Fujimori underwent a coronary bypass to remove an arterial occlusion. | RELATED: | His daughter Keiko Fujimori said that his father's heart problems have worsened. Doctors found that "one of his arteries had a 70 percent blockage". | Last Friday, he was taken from Lima's Barbadillo prison to the Centenario Peruvian-Japanese clinic due to a sharp drop in his oxygen saturation. | "On Su…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-05). Military Situation In Iraq On October 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 4, Turkish drone reportedly attacked a PKK vehicle near Chemchal | On October 4, two PMU members were wounded due to clashes with ISIS near Riyadh | On October 4, one civilian was killed and two were wounded by ISIS sniper fire in Nufal village on the outskirts of Miqdadiyah | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Angela (2021-10-05). Sunday 10/10: Q&A Discussion of Bethlehem Today: Two Short Films. indybay.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids a step closer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccination for children under 12 is one step closer to reality. Pfizer announced that it submitted data of their phase 2 and phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 in children ages 5—11 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A formal submission to request emergency use authorization (EUA) of the company's COVID-19 vaccine in children in this age group is expected in the coming weeks. The FDA will need to analyze data before a decision…

WSWS (2021-10-05). Sri Lankan plantation workers oppose Rajapakse government's emergency laws. wsws.org The SEP's campaign against the state of emergency is receiving significant support from workers in various sectors, including from the education, health services and plantation action committees established under the party's guidance.

Ernesto àÅguila Zúñiga (2021-10-05). Chile electoral: Escenarios de primera y segunda vuelta. globalizacion.ca La disputa presidencial parecería jugada y solo quedaría ver quien llegue en segundo lugar en la primera vuelta. Pero ello es una visión demasiado estática. La política nunca transcurre así y lo incierto e impensado siempre termina por irrumpir. | En …

sputniknews (2021-10-05). 'Worst Injustice in Norway': Lawyer Seeks to Revert 400-Year-Old Witch Trials. sputniknews.com In witch trials that took place across Europe between 1450 and 1750, about 100,000 people, mostly women, stood accused of witchcraft. About 45,000 were executed; they were usually burned at the stake.

Arie Huybregts (2021-10-05). ACOSS demands JobSeeker rise as disaster payment cut. greenleft.org.au In response to the plan to rapidly phase out the disaster payment, the Australian Council of Social Service said the JobSeeker rate needs to be lifted to $80 a day. Arie Huybregts reports.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-05). Military Situation In Yemen On October 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 301 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On October 4, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On October 4, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On October 5, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the west of Marib city | On October 5, clashes between Ansar All…

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-10-05). Argentina — øCómo y con quiénes se relanza el Gobierno? globalizacion.ca Si es por mostrar mayor intensidad gestual, el Gobierno tomó nota. La pregunta es si adopta las acciones que el corto y largo plazo requieren, por fuera de convocar a reuniones de Gabinete bien temprano o de que se aparezca…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Reducing the risk of medication errors. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend's father recently died from a medication error. One of his prescriptions was filled incorrectly and caused a fatal reaction. I take multiple medications for various conditions. How can I reduce my risk for a medication error? ANSWER: Medication errors refer to mistakes in prescribing and dispensing medications. These errors injure hundreds of thousands of people every year in the U.S. Common causes of medication errors include drug names that sound alike, medications…

The Health Trust (2021-10-05). Wednesday 10/6: The Health Trust's 25th Anniversary Virtual Celebration. indybay.org

Anonymous007 (2021-10-05). Venezuela Reopens Border With Colombia More Than Two Years After Closure. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 5th, Venezuela is reopening its border with Colombia, which has been closed for over 2 years. | Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez announced the opening on October 4th. | Venezuela closed the border in February 2019 as the Venezuelan opposition, backed by Bogota and Washington, attempted to bring humanitarian aid into the country its land border with Colombia against the wishes of President Nicolas Maduro. | Venezuela is suffering from a multi-year, hyperinflationary ec…

Olivia Engling (2021-10-05). IMF Urges Wealthy Countries to Send COVID Aid to Poor Countries. indybay.org IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva urged wealthy countries to donate IMF emergency COVID aid to developing countries. Her remarks opened an event organized by Jubilee USA Network in preparation for October IMF and G20 meetings.

Outward Bound California (2021-10-05). Thursday 10/7: Outward Bound California's Ribbon Cutting Event. indybay.org John McLaren Park | 100 John F Shelley Dr | San Francisco, CA 94134…

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Texas Parole Board Recommends Posthumous Pardon for George Floyd – District Attorney. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has recommended that George Floyd be posthumously pardoned for a 2004 drug conviction, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said.

Marjorie Cohn (2021-10-05). Biden's Expulsion of Haitian Migrants Is Racist, Illegal — and Trumpian. zcomm.org Since the horrific photos of mounted Border Patrol agents menacing Black migrants with whips became public, voices against the Biden administration's cruel, racist and illegal policies have reached a crescendo…

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-05). The Heat: China — U.S. trade. america.cgtn.com The United States calls for a "new course" on China-U.S. trade relations with talks between both sides expected to resume soon.

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). (W.E. Talk) Martin Jacques: To understand China's success, first understand civilization. ecns.cn In the latest "W.E. Talk", a column of China News Network,Martin Jacques, a British journalist, editor and world-leading expert on China joined the exclusive interview by Peng Dawei from China News Service.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). Colombia: NATO consolidates beachhead in Latin America. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO and Colombia conduct high-level staff talks, reaffirm commitment to partnership NATO and Colombia reaffirmed their commitment to mutually beneficial partnership during High Level Staff Talks in Colombia, which ended on Saturday (2 October 2021)…. While in Bogota, [Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Bettina] Cadenbach…participated in an academic panel titled "NATO …

Brett Wilkins (2021-10-05). Women Rally for Abortion Justice. zcomm.org "The American people support the right to a safe, legal abortion. We're not going back—not now, not ever."

Tom Phillips (2021-10-05). Mass protests in Brazil call for Jair Bolsonaro's impeachment. zcomm.org Tens of thousands of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil's biggest cities to demand Jair Bolsonaro's impeachment, as a poll showed the Brazilian president's ratings had plumbed new depths…

sputniknews (2021-10-05). WikiLeaks Turns 15 With Founder Assange Behind Bars as Threat to Powers That Be. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – WikiLeaks marks its fifteenth anniversary with founder Julian Assange jailed in the UK awaiting a US appeal to extradite him to the United States, where he would face up to 175 years in solitary confinement for leaking classified information.

Labor Video Project (2021-10-05). Korean KCTU Plans General Strike On 10/20/21 For Equality &Against Repression by Moon Gov. indybay.org The South Korean KCTU is preparing a national strike with the demand…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-10-05). Rarezas entre Rusia y Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Tiene años que Vladimir Putin y su ministro de Defensa, Sergéi Shoigú, acusan a Estados Unidos de no admitir públicamente la realidad de las revelaciones que tiene en su poder la NASA sobre fenómenos extraterrestres que se avistan constantemente en…

teleSUR, JDO, JCM (2021-10-05). Indígenas ecuatorianos piden congelar precios de combustibles. telesurtv.net En rueda de prensa, Leonidas Iza explica los seis temas en agenda para el diálogo con el presidente Guillermo Lasso.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down COVID-19 vaccine booster approvals. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The path to approvals for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has seemed complicated. "This is a confusing set of recommendations," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So let's look at the four groups approved for only the Pfizer booster, thus far. If you got a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine, you're 65 and older, and it's been six months or more, you…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Day of thanks for Mayo Clinic staff Nov. 26. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic will close most of its U.S. outpatient practices and suspend scheduled surgeries for the day, in gratitude for staff. ___________________________ Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic has remained strong and resilient, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. They come to work each day to provide compassionate care to our patients. We recognize that the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional and physical toll on staff. In gratitude…

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-05). Taiwan's FM Wants Australia's Help to Prepare for War With China. news.antiwar.com Taiwan's foreign minister "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation," Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told Australia's ABC. | Wu said that Taiwan welcomed the recent military pact between the US, the UK, and Australia, known as AUKUS. "We are pleased to see that t…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-05). The Pentagon's Dilemma: The Covid Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by "Physician and Army Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long is a rare, courageous truth-teller willing to probably jeopardize a military career for the greater good. To try and steer the Department of Defense to policies that protect military personnel from dangerous and unnecessary COVID vaccines … ". (Joel Hirschhorn, September 2021) | *** | Introduction: | On August 24, 2021, The Pentagon…

Heather Benno, Amanda Yee (2021-10-05). 17 New York State protests hit Texas anti-abortion bill. liberationnews.org New York State saw at least 17 marches, rallies and other actions demanding abortion justice on Oct. 2. The focus was reproductive justice and the right to abortion access, in light of Senate Bill 8 passing in Texas, which would ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and making no exceptions for rape or incest. …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-05). War Games In South Caucasus: Turkey Sent Heavy Military Equipment To Azerbaijan (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Several cargo aircraft of the Turkish Air Force were spotted flying to Azerbaijan. They are likely transporting heavy equipment to take part in the joint exercises that kick on October 5th. | At least four Turkish military cargo planes flew to Azerbaijan. | One Airbus A400M-180, one Lockheed C-130EM Hercules and two Lockheed C-130E Hercules aircraft took off from Turkish Isparta and Kayseri airports. The aircraft landed in Sumgayut, north of Baku, and latter left Azerbaijan. Click to see full-size image | Baku and Ankara are preparing for joint military exercises that will take plac…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-05). Saryat Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Targeted Turkish Convoy With IED In Southern Idlib (Photos, Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 5th, an improvised explosive device hit a Turkish military convoy on the Nahliya-Ariha road to the south of the city of Idlib. | A jihadi group called According to preliminary data, several officers of the Turkish Armed Forces were killed and wounded. | The Turkish Defense Ministry is yet to comment on the issue. | The Saryat Ansar Abu Bakr al-S…

Staff (2021-10-05). Bolivian police retreat after coca leaf farmers storm market in La Paz (VIDEOS). rt.com Thousands of coca leaf growers seized the main market in Bolivia's capital, La Paz, on Monday after a week-long dispute over its control. Police used tear gas in an effort to stop them. | Riot police fired volleys of tear gas, while protesters hurled stones and firecrackers, and used large garbage containers to set up makeshift barricades. | Security forces were ultimately forced to retreat as farmers from a group called the Self-Defense Committee took over the market in the Villa Fatima neighborhood, where 90% of the country's legal coca leaf is traded, according to the UN. | AFP reported that two protesters…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-10-05). Iranian flight carrying aid to Afghan people lands in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com A plane carrying humanitarian aid donated by the Islamic Republic of Iran to the people of Afghanistan landed at Kabul airport on Tuesday and was handed over to the officials of the Taliban caretaker government.

teleSUR, JDO, JCM (2021-10-05). Retoman en Colombia audiencias de caso contra àÅlvaro Uribe. telesurtv.net Se escucha a representantes de las víctimas. Tras oir testimonios de las partes, la jueza decidirá si archiva el caso o continúa con él.

Anonymous765 (2021-10-05). Iran Stands As The Goalkeeper To Baku And Ankara's Interests. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdvz6…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimmer's ear. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter is 7 and has been taking swim lessons this summer. She has been complaining about her ears hurting, and our pediatrician diagnosed her with otitis externa and prescribed eardrops. What is otitis externa, and how do I prevent it in the future? ANSWER: Otitis externa is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from the eardrum to the outside of the head. The condition is also known as swimmer's ear…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-05). Kalashnikov Finalizes Testing Of Chukavin Sniper Rifle, Dragunov's Replacement. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In Russia, the state tests of the Chukavin sniper rifle, which will replace the Dragunov sniper rifle in the troops, have been completed, the results are being documented, the Kalashnikov group of companies said."The state tests of the Chukavin sniper rifle, which will replace the Dragunov sniper rifle in the troops, have been completed with a positive result. At present, the results of the tests are being documented, after which a decision is expected to adopt a new rifle complex into s…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Appointments will be needed for initial and booster vaccinations. Appointments can be scheduled using Patient Online Services. View this video to learn more about online scheduling. Appointments also can be made by calling 507-538-4040. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations…

Greta Thunberg (2021-10-05). "Blah, Blah, Blah": Youth Climate Activists Slam Political Inaction. zcomm.org Thousands of youth climate activists marched through the streets of Milan last week demanding world leaders meet their pledges to the Paris Climate Agreement…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Concord Hospitality and Whitman Peterson to Construct New Hilton Hotel at Mayo Clinic in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — To offer patients and visitors a premiere hospitality experience, Concord Hospitality Enterprises and Whitman Peterson, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, will build an eight-story Hilton hotel with 252 guest rooms at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Expected to join Hilton's flagship brand, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, construction on the $70 million project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022, with completion slated for early 2024. The 179,000-square-foot hotel will offer guests…

Global Research (2021-10-05). Mil días, mil desilusiones y un solo grito: Fora Bolsonaro. globalizacion.ca Miles de personas se manifestaron en alrededor de 300 ciudades de Brasil y otros 17 países, para pedir la destitución del presidente Jair Bolsonaro. Partidos de izquierda, centrales sindicales, integrantes de minorías como la comunidad de la diversidad sexual, y…

Rubikon editors (2021-10-05). A Declaration of Independence. indybay.org Utopia resolutely in sight | But all those pillars of a free democratic basic order must have stood on feet of clay anyway, must have been more dummies than real basic pillars, otherwise they could not have been washed away so quickly, easily and thoroughly. We are now called upon to tread truly new paths…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-10-05). Tomgram: John Feffer, The Potential Pitfalls of a Green New Deal. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Recently, I stumbled across an old book project of mine, long forgotten. It was something I had been writing in perhaps 1998 and 1999 but never finished. In reading through it, I was surprised to discover a reference …

The Green Arcade (2021-10-05). Tuesday 10/19: Rebecca Solnit in Conversation with Adam Hochschild on Her New Book Orwell's Roses. indybay.org 3rd Floor Loft of the McRoskey Mattress Co. | 1687 Market Street, San Francisco 94103…

Dalia González Delgado (2021-10-05). Estados Unidos: Crisis en la frontera sur. globalizacion.ca "Estados Unidos es un país de inmigrantes". Esa frase, ampliamente repetida, no alcanza a explicar la complejidad de un fenómeno que ha marcado la vida de millones de personas. La crisis actual con los migrantes haitianos en la frontera sur…

Jason Ditz (2021-10-05). Azerbaijan, Turkey Hold Military Drills Near Iran Border. news.antiwar.com Relations between Azerbaijan and Iran are never great, but are worsening again, with the Iran is angry over a road tax imposed by Azerbaijan on trucks headed to Nagorno Karabakh. Iran has also accused Azerbaijan of

Allan Fisher (2021-10-05). Sunday 10/10: CISPES/FMLN anniversary event. indybay.org zoom event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Diversity in bone marrow transplantation is gift of life for their mom. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Only 20% of minorities are able to find a match when they require a transplant. But for one African American mom of five, finding that match meant the gift of life. _______________________________ Family is everything to Felicia Curtis. Family is the reason the mother of five from Gainesville, Florida, knew she had to fight when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2017. She was 20 weeks pregnant with her youngest child. Over the next several months,…

teleSUR, yart, JCM (2021-10-05). Cuba abre oportunidades a la inversión extranjera. telesurtv.net Los proyectos aprobados para la inversión están en todas las provincias del país y se priorizó el sector alimentario.

Suzanne James (2021-10-05). Voluntary assisted dying advocates continue the push for a NSW law. greenleft.org.au Suzanne James spoke to Shayne Higson about the rise in public support for the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill and the likely impact of the change of leadership in New South Wales.

Carlos Fazio (2021-10-05). El PP, Vox y PAN: Revoltura ultraconservadora. globalizacion.ca México es hoy campo de batalla ideológica de la ultraderecha española en sus tres variables: la del Partido Popular (PP), la de Vox y la que encarna uno de sus intelectuales orgánicos más taquilleros, Mario Vargas Llosa (el hechicero de…

teleSUR, JDO, JCM (2021-10-05). Denuncian asesinato de cuatro líderes sociales en Colombia. telesurtv.net Indepaz informa que suman 133 los líderes asesinados durante 2021 y 1.248 desde la firma del Acuerdo de Paz.

Renán Vega Cantor (2021-10-05). Los infames muros de Joe Biden. globalizacion.ca "Lo que hemos visto nos remonta a cientos de años atrás. Lo que presenciamos es peor que lo que pasó durante la época de la esclavitud: otra vez vaqueros azotando a personas negras —haitianas— con las riendas de sus caballos,…

teleSUR, drl, JCM (2021-10-05). Conmemoran cuatro años de la masacre de El Tandil, Colombia. telesurtv.net En los hechos de 2017 resultaron asesinados siete campesinos y 100 resultados heridos a manos de la fuerza pública.

David Giesen (2021-10-05). Wednesday 10/6: Bernal Litterai [sic]. indybay.org Bernal Branch library | 500 Cortland Avenue | (we gather in the outdoor amphitheater on the Moultrie side)…

Staff (2021-10-05). Hillary Clinton says she's AFRAID of 'minority rule,' claims Republicans are threat to US democracy. rt.com The real problem with the US is the conspiracy-mongering by Republicans, whose hopes of winning elections endanger democracy itself… at least that's according to former first lady and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. | Clinton has struggled to remain in the political limelight after her 2016 wipeout to Donald Trump in the presidential election the corporate media overwhelmingly favored her to win. Even as a special counsel

Adam Trumper (2021-10-05). Prisoners are 'sitting ducks' for COVID-19. greenleft.org.au Prisoner rights activists are demanding that authorities heed the health advice and protect people in prison. Adam Trumper and Rachel Evans report.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-05). Ukraine Continues Seeking NATO Accession When Traditional Members Are Looking Away. southfront.org Illustrative ImageKiev remains naàØve to transformations in global security structures. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said during a meeting with the leaders of Moldova, Romania and Poland some weeks back that NATO needs to expand its presence in the Black Sea as it is the only way to oppose "Russian forces in the region." At the end of August, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ said that by controlling the area, the West would be able to influence the Middle East and the Mediterranean. However, the ultimate goa…

Juan Guahán (2021-10-05). El Gobierno argentino piensa en las elecciones de noviembre, øY después? globalizacion.ca En el gobierno argentino hay mucha confusión. Entre las cuestiones que están por encima de esa situación una se destaca nítidamente: revertir el resultado de las PASO, que es el tema transversal que atraviesa a todas las demás decisiones y…

Editor (2021-10-05). China's Fortune Cookie Crumbles: Michael Hudson and Renegade Inc. mronline.org Welcome to Renegade Inc. With China's increasing wealth, Western investors want some of the action. One of those investors is a bullish gentleman called George Soros.

Joris Leverink (2021-10-05). Spadework Toolbox: Enter the One-on-One. roarmag.org Despite the ubiquity of this technique, however, the question of how to properly deploy it is the subject of debate: in what order should one structure the conversation? What elements must the one-on-one have? What should it reveal? When? | Over the course of this first input then, we uncover multiple functions of having "structured" one-on-one conversations with the people around us that we want to organize with. While often we think of it as a technique that, if applied correctly, can guarantee commitment from others, our conversations here reveal that one-on-ones have a variety of other functions. | They se…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic will begin offering booster vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine six months following completion of the initial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination series for the following groups: People age 65 and older. People ages 18—64 who are at high risk of COVID-19.People ages 18—64 with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to COVID-19 that puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19, including severe COVID-19. This group includes but is…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). COVID-19 Queries: Can I develop a COVID infection from the vaccine? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard stories of people getting very sick from the vaccine. If I do decide to get it, do I run the risk of getting COVID-19 from the shot, and what is a typical reaction? A: Due to our body's immune response to the vaccine — the response to which varies from person to person — it may seem like the vaccine has resulted in a COVID-19 infection in some people. But it's impossible…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-10-05). 2021 California Maafa Awareness Month Kicks Off in a good way. indybay.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: When asthma attacks. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Asthma is a lung condition that causes swelling of the airways. It can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. It's the most common chronic disease among children, though it affects adults, as well. More than 262 million people globally are affected by asthma and more than 461,000 have died due to the disease, according to the World Health Organization.While there is no cure for asthma, symptoms can be treated, says…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). Turkey's Erdogan hails decline of the West, breathes fire over Cyprus, Greece, Syria, Kurds. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey will not accept fabricated maps in east Med: Erdogan "We are not hesitating to protect our interests….Aren't we going to protect our rights in the eastern Mediterranean? Are we going to accept fabricated maps?" [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan said in an interview with the magazine Kriter on Oct 5. Erdogan referred to a …

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Syria's Idlib De-escalation Zone Shelled 13 Times in Past Day – Reconciliation Center. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Jabhat al-Nusra* terrorist group shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 13 times over the past 24 hours, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing.

Brenda Norrell (2021-10-05). Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey: Going Home, A Final Salute. indybay.org As Standing Rock Water Protectors escort Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey filmmaker and journalist to his final resting place today on in his homeland, we echo Myron's words from his livestream a week ago, his final voice opposing the Navy's bombing range, lithium mining, and the greed and genocide that runs as a scar through his ancestral homeland in what is known as Nevada.

Sibylle Kaczorek (2021-10-05). German elections: Winners, losers, soul-searching for the left. greenleft.org.au The German social democrats' platform to raise the minimum wage and for universal health insurance clearly resonated with voters, and contrasted with the left's failure to present a coherent alternative to neoliberalism, reports Sibylle Kaczorek.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

Andrew Perez (2021-10-05). Sinema: "Senators Need To Hear From Their Constituents" dailyposter.com

Anonymous007 (2021-10-05). Ukraine's Naftogaz To Receive Half Of The Funds Necessary To "Overcome The Gas Crisis" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In order to overcome the gas shortage in the upcoming winter, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine will receive 48 billion hryvnia ($ 1.8 billion) from the operator of the country's gas transmission system (GTS) for the purchase of fuel, Ekonomicheskaya Pravda, an Ukrainian outlet The outlet noted that one of the challenges for the new management of "Naftogaz" is the passage of the heating season in cond…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic researchers advocate new approach to breast cancer prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A commentary by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Practice suggests that advances in breast cancer prevention research have resulted in new and innovative opportunities to modify breast cancer risk and potentially reduce breast cancer incidence and mortality. "It is prudent for health care providers to be knowledgeable about the benefits of assessing individual breast cancer risk, and counsel and implement risk-reducing strategies with their patients,…

MEE, agencies (2021-10-05). Iran: Biden aides to tell Israelis that US will pursue 'other avenues' if diplomacy fails. middleeasteye.net Iran: Biden aides to tell Israelis that US will pursue 'other avenues' if diplomacy fails | Remarks comes as Israel's national security adviser Eyal Hulata on visit to Washington to share latest intelligence | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 08: 26 | Under a 2015 deal, Iran curbed its uranium enrichment programme, a possible pathway to nuclear arms, in return for the lifting of economic sanctions (AFP)…

Staff (2021-10-05). Democrat Senator Sinema accosted by protesters after Biden calls stalking of defiant lawmakers 'part of the process'. rt.com After President Joe Biden seemed to approve of harassing Democrat senators opposed to his spending plan, activists continued to badger Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) on her flight back to Washington and at the airport. | A woman named Karina approached Sinema on board the flight from Arizona to DC on Monday, and demanded the senator's commitment to amnesty for illegal immigrants. She was filmed by someone from the Arizona Dream Act Coalition (ADAC), a group advocating for granting citizenship to people brought into the US illegally as children. | Message from Karina – I am a DACA recipient from Arizona who…

Graziella Pogolotti (2021-10-05). El periodismo, ante el desafío de los tiempos. globalizacion.ca En una novela de Julio Verne dos periodistas, uno británico y otro francés, mantienen una permanente rivalidad. Para garantizar la primicia de la información y dar "el palo periodístico" respecto a los avatares de Miguel Strogoff, el correo del zar,…

MEE staff (2021-10-05). African Union: Drop Israel's observer status, rights groups tell AU leaders. middleeasteye.net African Union: Drop Israel's observer status, rights groups tell AU leaders | Israel's human rights violations should disqualify country from seat at African Union table, groups tell AU in legal submission | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 09: 00 | African Union commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat granted observer status to Israel this July (Reuters) | The African Union should withdraw Israel's observer status because the…

Global Research News (2021-10-05). Selected Articles: The COVID Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. globalresearch.ca By The adverse events and injuries pertaining to the Covid vaccine are amply documented…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). CDC investigating unknown source of salmonella outbreak in US. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A fast-growing salmonella outbreak has health officials looking for the source. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says they have not yet identified the specific food responsible for outbreaks in at least 29 states. If you have symptoms of a salmonella infection, the CDC asks that you talk to your health care provider and report your illness to your health department to help investigators solve this outbreak.Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, is a common bacterial disease…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Science Saturday: Zebrafish, Mayo scientists inspire young students to learn science. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The microscope hovers over a small dish. It's attached to a laptop, so students don't need to press their faces against a microscope eyepiece. On the screen is a zebrafish egg. On hand to answer questions are scientists. The questions, however, are a little different from the ones they get from colleagues. "One of the questions I got was how does gravity work, and I was like, 'Oh that's a great question," says Hirotaka Ata,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Understanding heart tests. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Every year, World Heart Day is celebrated on Sept. 29 to increase awareness of cardiovascular diseases and how to control them. Having a healthy heart is always the goal, but sometimes you need some help to make sure everything is working just right. And that's where heart tests come in. Health care providers can order many types of heart tests for their patients, and it can get confusing and sometimes scary. Dr. Christopher DeSimone, a…

DSA San Framcisco (2021-10-05). Tuesday 10/5: Afghanistan and the U.S. Withdrawal. indybay.org Zoom Webinar; Register at: dsasf.org/afghanistan

Editor (2021-10-05). What is imperialism? An introduction. mronline.org Imperialism began when the colonizing powers had already divided the world between themselves. The only way to expand from that point on was to re-divide the colonial territories, which inevitably meant war. Such redivisions were at the roots of the First and Second World Wars.

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). Xinjiang earmarks billions for highway construction over next 5 years. ecns.cn Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region plans to invest 400 billion yuan (about 62 billion U.S. dollars) in road construction during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), the regional transport department said…

WSWS repost (2021-10-05). The New York Times and the January 6 cover-up. indybay.org There are two conspiracies surrounding the events of January 6. The first was Trump's plot to overthrow the Constitution, and the second is the ongoing effort to cover up the significance of the coup plot and shield the conspirators from prosecution.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-05). U.S. Capitol Police Blew Up Suspicious Vehicle In Front Of Supreme Court. southfront.org

Carlos García Tobón (2021-10-05). Las lecciones de Afganistán: El talibán y el futuro. globalizacion.ca Los talibán no surgieron en la época medieval como lo sugieren a diario los medios. Son el producto de una encrucijada histórica en los peores momentos de finales del siglo XX e inicios del XXI. Fueron catapultados a protagonizar un…

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Amplify Energy CEO Says No Indication of Further Pipeline Oil Leakage Off California Coast. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Amplify Energy President and CEO Martyn Willsher said during a press update that the company checked the pipeline offshore southern California and found it no longer leaks oil into the Pacific Ocean.

sputniknews (2021-10-05). 'Just Stick to the Facts': Duterte Reveals He's Begun Preparing for His Defense in ICC Probe. sputniknews.com The Hague-based court earlier announced in September that it had launched an official probe into the Filipino president's anti-narcotics campaign, which human rights groups say has killed tens of thousands of people as part of a larger systematic strike against civilians.

Jason Ditz (2021-10-05). Turkish Troops Enter Northern Iraq, Seize PKK Base. news.antiwar.com Turkish military operations on Iraqi soil have been a long-standing issue for Iraq's government, which neither gives permission, nor generally approves of, such operations. | Monday, Turkish troops Turkey has been attacking PKK targets in Iraq throughout the US invasion and occupation. The Iraqi government has often complained…

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Israel's FM Lapid Offers to Rebuild Gaza But Egyptian Source Says His Plan Might Be 'Too Ambitious'. sputniknews.com The latest hostilities that ended in May have dealt a severe blow to the Gaza Strip, where dozens of government buildings, hospitals, police stations, roads, mosques and residential units have been fully or partially destroyed.

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-10-05). Uruguayos se manifiestan para exigir presupuesto en viviendas. telesurtv.net De acuerdo a los manifestantes, desde el ascenso de Lacalle Pou el presupuesto de la vivienda se ha disminuido.

Censored News (2021-10-05). TigerSwan received $17 million from Dakota Access Pipeline, New Court Docs Show. indybay.org NEW YORK (October 1, 2021) — The private security firm TigerSwan received over $17 million from Dakota Access LLC for its work related to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, recent court filings and documents produced in response to a judicial order in the ongoing litigation Thunderhawk v. County of Morton reveal.

Betsey Piette (2021-10-05). Activists call for end to 'death by incarceration'. workers.org A movement of Pennsylvania activists are working to end the state's policy of sentencing incarcerated people to life without the possibility of parole (LWOP). They have coined the term 'death by incarceration' to describe this cruel punishment. "Free our Elders," Philadelphia, Sept. 30. WW Photo: Joe Piette The activists held . . . |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

Rescue Paciifca (2021-10-05). Friday 10/8: KPFA Press Conference "Shut Up" Or Speak Out! Stand Up For Free Speech At KPFA. indybay.org KPFA | 1929 MLK Blvd. | Berkeley…

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Biden Says 'Reckless and Dangerous' Republicans Risking Disastrous Default Amid Debt Ceiling Debate. sputniknews.com On Monday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) suggested that Republicans would likely support a debt ceiling hike in exchange for Democrats nixing US President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. The offer is unlikely to be entertained by Democrats.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-05). CO2 monitoring recommended to manage COVID-19 spread in schools and offices. imperial.ac.uk Scientists have created a new model for predicting COVID-19 infection risk in offices and classrooms, which uses CO2 to assess ventilation efficacy.

Staff (2021-10-05). Texas board votes to recommend posthumous pardon for George Floyd over 2004 drug conviction. rt.com A Texas parole and pardons board has voted unanimously to recommend a full posthumous pardon of George Floyd over a 2004 drug-related offense, now forwarding the decision onto Governor Greg Abbott. | The Texas State Board of Pardons and Paroles endorsed the request on Monday, after a pardon application was filed in April on behalf of Floyd's family, citing the fact that an arresting officer in Floyd's 2004 case had been found to have fabricated evidence against other defendants. | A copy of a board document confirming the decision was obtained by journalist Keri Blakinger, who noted that the ball is now in Gov…

Stephen R. Shalom (2021-10-05). Ben and Jerry's boycott: New Jersey's anti-boycott act must be repealed. zcomm.org Many are aware of the horrible way that Israel treats Palestinians. But did you know that Israel is aided in this by the state of New Jersey?>

Staff (2021-10-05). Russian Communist leader warns Putin that police 'brutality' & controversial online voting are 'bomb' waiting to 'blow up' society. rt.com The leader of Russia's Communists has written an open letter to President Vladimir Putin bemoaning the arrests of his comrades and what he sees as the "unjustified brutality" of the police, warning that trouble may lie ahead. | In the missive, published on the party's official website, Gennady Zyuganov complained about the detentions of Communists following protests on September 20 and 25. He described the arrests as "groundless" and "unlawful." | Last month, the party organized two demonstrations against the results of September's parliamentary election, which, for the first time, was held over multiple days.

Ian Angus (2021-10-05). Ecosocialist Bookshelf — October. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books for understanding and changing the world.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

No Nukes Action (2021-10-05). Monday 10/11: SF Rally At SF Japanese Consulate To Stop The NUKES & Defend The People Of Fukushima. indybay.org San Francisico Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St. | San Francisco…

UFCFLPU (2021-10-05). Monday 10/11: Support Italian Fed-Ex & Amazon Workers General Strike & Workers Unite On Red October. indybay.org San Francisco Italian Consulate | 2590 Webster St. | San Francisco…

sputniknews (2021-10-05). French Catholic Church Investigation Finds 216,000 Paedophilia Cases Over 70 Years. sputniknews.com Around 3,000 paedophiles have operated inside the French Catholic Church since 1950, according to media reports citing a French independent commission on sexual abuse in the church.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-10-05). Saturday 12/18: Chris Hedges: OUR CLASS, Trauma & Transformation in an American Prison. indybay.org Online webinar | 1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way | Berkeley, CA 94704…

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). 2.213 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in China. ecns.cn Nearly 2.213 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Saturday, data from the National Health Commission showed Sunday.

teleSUR (2021-10-04). Massive Oil Spill Washes Up on Southern California's Beaches. telesurenglish.net California beaches in Northern Orange County were closed and wetlands contaminated by a huge oil spill caused by a broken pipeline off the coast, local authorities warned today. | RELATED: | About 3,000 barrels of oil leaked from the pipeline and washed up on beaches and wetlands in Huntington Beach, a popular spot for Southern California surfers and beach goers. The beach's ocean and shoreline have been closed indefinitely, the ci…

Juan Cole (2021-10-04). Ecological Disaster at Huntington Beach as Oil Spill Threatens Marine Life, Wetlands, Tourism Industry. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Drilling for oil in the ocean off California's pristine beaches is about the stupidest and most evil human activity you can think of. Oil is leaky and gets spilled into the ocean, harming the environment. But if it gets delivered without incident to the refinery and is made into gasoline …

Staff (2021-10-04). Headlines for October 4, 2021. democracynow.org Rallies Across U.S. Call for Reproductive Justice Amid GOP Assault on Abortion, U.S. Tops 700K COVID Deaths; CA Announces Student Vaccine Mandate as NYC Educator Mandate Starts, Major Orange County Oil Spill Blankets Beaches, Kills Wildlife, Pandora Papers Expose Secret Financial Dealings of World Leaders, Billionaires and Other Elites, Facebook Whistleblower Says Co. Repeatedly Put Profit Over Safety, Calls for Regulations, Kabul Blast Kills Five People as Afghan Humanitarian Crisis Grows, 8 Killed at Indian Farmworker Protest, 4,000 Refugees, Including Children, Arrested in Raids by Libyan Authorities, 3 Millio…

Dan Bacher (2021-10-04). Another Major Oil Spill Hits the Southern California Coast. counterpunch.org It was only inevitable that another oil massive spill would hit the California coast, as offshore oil drilling continues off Southern California and Big Oil continues to capture the Governor's Office, Legislature and state regulatory agencies and commissions. The inevitable happened Saturday when a major oil spill off the Orange County coast reportedly dumped at least 126,000 gallons of

teleSUR (2021-10-04). Pandora Papers: Piñera, Lasso and Abinader Deny All Allegations. telesurenglish.net On Monday, presidents Guillermo Lasso (Ecuador), Sebastian Piñera (Chile) and Luis Abinader (Dominican Republic) denied any involvement in the financial crimes that the "Pandora Papers" uncovered over the weekend. | RELATED: | As a result of a journalistic investigation that took a year, the Pandora Papers detected the secret financial movements of over 300 public officials from 90 countries. These operations were…

Michael Liedtke, Jonathan Mattise (2021-10-04). Leaked 'Pandora Papers' expose how billionaires and corrupt leaders hide wealth. peoplesworld.org (AP)—A new report sheds light on how billionaires, world leaders, powerful politicians, and others have used offshore accounts to shield assets collectively worth trillions of dollars over the past quarter-century. The report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists brought promises of tax reform and demands for resignations and investigations, as well as explanations and denials from …

Dana Sanchez (2021-10-04). What Are The Pandora Papers? New Leaked Records Expose Politicians, Business Elite Financial Secrets. moguldom.com A cache of 11.9 million files leaked from companies hired by wealthy clients to create offshore accounts and trusts in tax havens has been reported in a massive exposé known as the Pandora Papers, which shares information on the secret stash of 35 world leaders, more than 100 billionaires and 300 public officials. Caught up …

Oscar Rickett (2021-10-04). Pandora Papers: Lebanon's power players tied to vast offshore wealth. middleeasteye.net Pandora Papers: Lebanon's power players tied to vast offshore wealth | Prime Minister Najib Mikati, former prime minister Hassan Diab and central bank governor, Riad Salameh, featured in leaks | Mon, 10/04/2021 – 12: 00 | Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati is included in the Pandora Papers leaks (AFP) | Some of Lebanon's most powerful political and economic leaders, including Prime Minister Najib…

MEE staff (2021-10-04). Pandora Papers: Qatar emir, former prime minister tied to offshore accounts. middleeasteye.net Pandora Papers: Qatar emir, former prime minister tied to offshore accounts | Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is linked to tax havens across the world obscuring real estate purchases worth hundreds of million of dollars | Mon, 10/04/2021 – 12: 28 | Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, emir of Qatar, addresses the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly on 21 September 2021 at the UN headquarters in New York City (…

MEE, agencies (2021-10-04). Pandora Papers: Tony and Cherie Blair avoided tax using Bahraini company. middleeasteye.net Pandora Papers: Tony and Cherie Blair avoided tax using Bahraini company | The Blairs saved hundreds of thousands in taxes on a multi-million pound property via the offshore company | Mon, 10/04/2021 – 13: 09 | The Blairs saved £312,000 in stamp duty by acquiring the property's holding company instead of buying the building directly, worth £6.5m (AFP) | Tony Blair and his wife…

sputniknews (2021-10-04). Chile's Presidency Refutes Pandora Papers Accusations Against Pinera. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – President of Chile Sebastian Pinera denies the claims made by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) regarding the sale of the copper and iron mine Minera Dominga in the British Virgin Islands.

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