Daily Archives: October 8, 2021

2021-10-08: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-08). Indigenous people take over a pipeline station in the Peruvian Amazon. peoplesdispatch.org The Indigenous people of the Loreto region in the Peruvian Amazon are demanding environmental remediation against numerous oil spills. They also seek infrastructure guaranteeing basic services in the region…

Dan Bacher (2021-10-08). Newsom Administration Issued 138 Offshore Well Permits in California Waters Prior to New Oil Spill. counterpunch.org As birds, fish and other wildlife die from the over 126,000 gallons of crude oil unleashed by the devastating oil spill off Huntington Beach, the oil and gas regulatory agency under Governor Gavin Newsom has issued 138 oil permits for operations in state waters since he assumed office, Consumer Watchdog and FracTracker Alliance revealed on October 4. And while "marine

SAM (2021-10-08). Forget the Huddled Masses. Bring Us Billionaires. inequality.org

Daniela Jimenez (2021-10-08). Were Pandora Papers a Controlled Leak?—Misión Verdad's William Serafino Comments. orinocotribune.com The Pandora Papers are a controlled leak that does not take aim at the system that privileges US and UK interests, explained William Serafino, a researcher at the Samuel Robinson Institute. | For Serafino, a Venezuelan political scientist, this new case of the Pandora Papers, that recently linked world political leaders and celebrities accused of trying to hide their fortunes in infamous tax havens, constitutes a controlled leak in that "it touches intermediate sectors of the transnational elite" but does not point out "the true root of the problem, which is the system of incentives and privileges that the United…

Santiago O'Donnell (2021-10-08). Pandora papers: Caja de sorpresas. globalizacion.ca Ya está. Ya sabemos que el uno por ciento de los más ricos esconde su dinero en guaridas fiscales, junto al de traficantes y estafadores. Ya sabemos que prácticamente todos los mutimillonarios del mundo usan este instrumento, que les da…

Mirko C. Trudeau (2021-10-08). Otra Caja de Pandora: Estados Unidos es un gran paraíso fiscal para los ultrarricos. globalizacion.ca Los 400 estadounidenses más ricos incrementaron su riqueza total 40 por ciento el año pasado, en plena pandemia, la misma que ha devastado a millones de personas en este país y el resto del mundo, y elevaron el monto de…

Miguel Urbán (2021-10-08). Papeles de Pandora: Ola reaccionaria offshore. globalizacion.ca Cinco años después de los Papeles de Panamá, sale a la luz una nueva filtración de documentos confidenciales de 14 despachos de abogados especializados en la creación de sociedades offshore. Los Pandora Papers ponen al descubierto cómo las grandes fortunas…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-08). The Pandora Papers Confirm Our Veins Are Still Wide Open. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Alejandra Garcia, originally published on In 1971, Uruguayan political scientist and author Eduardo Galeano read the pulse of Latin American reality well with his lapidary phrase: "The world is divided above all between the unworthy and the indignant, and everyone knows which side they want to or can be on". This he wrote in his book, The Open Veins of Latin America, which I leaf through today, 50 years later. | The masterpiece of one of the region's…

Paul Cochrane (2021-10-08). Pandora Papers: How London became a financial hub for Gulf rulers and the super-rich. middleeasteye.net Pandora Papers: How London became a financial hub for Gulf rulers and the super-rich | Many of the secretive structures used to hide wealth from scrutiny were created during the British Empire and involved the Middle East | Fri, 10/08/2021 – 12: 00 | A statue of a dragon marks the boundary of the City of London, the British capital's financial hub (Reuters) | Since leaving the European Union, the B…

Dr. Rochagné Kilian (2021-10-08). Video: "Did We Ever Ask Granny?" Emergency Physician Dr. Rochagné Kilian Exposes Health Care Corruption. globalresearch.ca

Zack Kopplin (2021-10-08). The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-10-08). Ukrainian MP Involved In Corruption Probe Dies After Falling Ill In The Back Of A Taxi. southfront.org Early on October 8th, Anton Poliakov, a Ukrainian member of parliament died in a taxi after "falling ill". Police said…

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-10-08). How Facebook algorithms promote hate and toxic content. peoplesdispatch.org Whistleblower Frances Haugen has revealed hard evidence—internal Facebook documents—that show it knew its algorithms promote dangerous content but did nothing about it so that it could maximize its advertising revenue.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-08). Blowing the Whistle at Facebook. counterpunch.org The only surprise was that it did not come sooner. Big Tech whistleblowers are not exactly running out of the offices of Silicon Valley, so it was with some excitement that Facebook could produce a person willing enough to show us the laundry, with the dirt still caking the content. And the laundry in question

Manlio Dinucci (2021-10-08). The True Face of Facebook. globalresearch.ca

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-08). Haugen isn't really a "Facebook whistleblower" and it's dangerous to imagine she is. dissidentvoice.org The enthusiasm with which much of the media and political establishment have characterised Frances Haugen as a "Facebook whistleblower" requires that we pause to consider what exactly we think the term "whistleblower" means. Haugen has brought to the surface a fuzziness in what many of us understand by the idea of whistleblowing. Even Russell Brand, …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-10-08). Localizing Reparations During an Era of Intensified Repression. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-08). Stoltenberg: NATO strengthening military ties with Black Sea enhanced partners Georgia, Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com We are continuing to strengthen our cooperation and partnership both with Ukraine and Georgia — Jens Stoltenberg We are continuing to strengthen our cooperation and partnership both with Ukraine and Georgia. Such a statement made NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council Meeting with the National Security Advisers. "I'm …

Editor2 (2021-10-08). Revolutionizing the Cities: 10 Years of Housing, Self-Management, and Communes in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Alba Movimientos — Oct 5, 2021 | Ten years ago we gathered in the Ezequiel Zamora Park (or El Calvario) of Caracas—as part of a public dialogue alongside Commander Hugo Chávez—and began an ongoing process of urban revolution that has allowed the people of Venezuelan to recover previously abandoned or underutilized lands. Today, millions of houses have been built on these lands, thousands of units have been constructed by people's power, many of which are now self-managed by the community. The right to housing for working families is fully protected, in stark contrast to a past in which people…

WSWS (2021-10-08). Over 140,000 US children have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19. wsws.org While the ruling elite and their media endlessly repeat the mantra that everyone must "learn to live with the virus," in reality more and more families are being ripped apart as nearly 7,000 people continue to die from COVID-19 worldwide each day.

WSWS (2021-10-08). Interim Senate Judiciary Report confirms Trump's repeated attempts to enlist Department of Justice into January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org The preliminary report details Trump's numerous attempts, working in concert with Republican lawmakers and sympathetic figures within the Department of Justice, to carry out a fascist coup.

Josue De Luna Navarro (2021-10-08). Immigration Cruelty Extends Far Beyond the Border. counterpunch.org Images of Border Patrol officers on horseback whipping Black migrants shocked many Americans. President Biden called them "outrageous" and "wrong" and promised an investigation. Many members of Congress also spoke out. Given this reaction, you could be forgiven for thinking that abuse like this isn't normal for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) or Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-10-08). 'We're in the Middle of a Major Biological Catastrophe': COVID Expert Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

Bama Athreya (2021-10-08). Want a Working Democracy? Try Democratizing Work. counterpunch.org Google's well-known motto, "Don't be Evil," might imply the company expects employees will use their moral compass. Then again, maybe not. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently reviewed a case regarding Google's termination of several employees for applying their conscience at work. What the NLRB decides will have major implications for workplace rights. But

Michael Welch (2021-10-08). Defeat or Victory? The War on Afghanistan (2001-2021). globalresearch.ca

William Manson (2021-10-08). The Enigmatic Radicalism of Wilhelm Reich. dissidentvoice.org Despite an enduring fascination with the radical psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957), there has yet to be published a satisfactory intellectual history of Reich's wide-ranging ideas. In particular, scholars have failed to recognize the roots of his concepts in early 19th century Romanticism. I refer here primarily to German Naturphilosophie, which strongly appealed to those temperamentally opposed to …

Mauro Sandri (2021-10-08). La prima sentenza a favore degli OSS contro gli illegittimi licenziamenti dei datori privati. globalresearch.ca Sentenza epocale del tribunale di Milano: dichiarate l'illegittimità dei licenziamenti degli OSS e ribaltate le decine di sentenze contrarie fino ad ora emesse. | Nella trasmissione si parlerà anche delle ricadute di questa sentenza sui sanitari e sul personale scolastico. …

Philip Giraldi (2021-10-08). Silencing Julian Assange: Why Bother with a Trial When You Can Just Kill Him? globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-08). International Observers Take Part In Venezuelan Electoral Drill. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) President Pedro Calzadilla announced that the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts (CEELA) and the Carter Center will send observers to the electoral drill to be held on Sunday. | RELATED: | Around 3,232 public officials will participate in this drill, which will be held from 7: 00 a.m. to 4: 00 p.m. (local time) at 1,336 polling stations located in 333 municipalit…

WSWS (2021-10-08). No retreat from elimination! The New Zealand and international working class must fight to stamp out COVID-19! wsws.org The working class must oppose the Ardern government's plan to "transition" away from a strategy of elimination, which threatens to allow COVID-19 to spread throughout the country, killing thousands of people.

George Wuerthner (2021-10-08). Lies the Timber Industry Tells. counterpunch.org An employee of RY Timber presented misleading commentary in his essay "Forest Service is Right to Restore Forest Health." First, keep in mind that the timber industry and forestry profession (both dependents on logging for their employment) have conveniently defined forest health. For example, the commentator suggests dead beetle-kill lodgepole pine represents an "unhealthy" forest.

Michelle Lyu (2021-10-08). Philadelphia: The Gentrification of Progressive Politics. counterpunch.org Past revolutionaries understood that the world and the conditions which have produced it must be closely studied in order to furnish clarity that can make transformative possibilities real. Looking at the changes unfolding in America, many intuitively sense we are living during an unpredictable, shifting hour in world history. The question we must deal with

Paul Street (2021-10-08). The American "System of Governance" is a Lethal Slaveowners' Monstrosity. counterpunch.org "No Change" Joe: "That Patience Has Been Rewarded for More Than 240 Years" Who can ever forget the brilliant oratory of Joe "Nothing Would Fundamentally Change" Biden two nights after Election Day last November? "Democracy is sometimes messy," Joe "No Empathy, Give Me a Break" Biden said two months before Donald Trump's wild-eyed marauders would

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-10-08). Taliban Lacks Necessary Finances to Deliver Functioning Government. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-08). SPD, Greens and FDP discuss social cuts, herd immunity and war in German coalition talks. wsws.org Talks on forming a new coalition government are taking place behind closed doors, while all parties intend to continue and intensify the hated policies of the outgoing grand coalition government.

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-10-08). What Does India Get Out of Being Part of 'The Quad'? counterpunch.org The recent Quad leaders meeting in the White House on September 24 appears to have shifted focus away from its original framing as a security dialogue between four countries, the United States, India, Japan and Australia. Instead, the United States seems to be moving much closer to Australia as a strategic partner and providing it with nuclear submarines. Supplying

Viv Forbes (2021-10-08). Climate Lies and Green Energy Propaganda: Time for Truth-Telling in Glasgow. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-08). On anniversary of ban on Golden Dawn, Greek youth reiterate resolve to fight fascism. peoplesdispatch.org The neo-Nazi Greek fascist party Golden Dawn was declared a criminal organization by a Greek court last year, which convicted its leadership for involvement in multiple hate crimes, including the murder of Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas…

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-10-08). End the 1917 Espionage Act. counterpunch.org Violation of the 1917 Espionage Act is the law that Julian Assange faces if he is extradited to the US from England. If found guilty of the charges under this violation, Assange faces up to 175 years in a US supermax prison. For what? many people ask. This is where it gets tricky. The 1917

WSWS (2021-10-08). Macron lifts mandatory masking in French primary schools. wsws.org The government's "immunity by infection" policy amongst unvaccinated children will lead to more death and long-term disability.

David Swanson (2021-10-08). Nobel Committee Gets Peace Prize Wrong Yet Again. warisacrime.org The Nobel Committee has yet again awarded a peace prize that violates the will of Alfred Nobel and the purpose for which the prize was created, selecting recipients who blatantly are not "the person who has done the most or best to advance fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the …

Ron Jacobs (2021-10-08). The Privatization of "Jihad" counterpunch.org Modern jihad is exactly that—modern. It is not a revival of an ancient instruction from the Koran, nor is it even what the author of the Koran or its classical interpreters had in mind. Instead, modern jihad as practiced by self-proclaimed Islamic organizations like Al-Queda and the Islamic State(ISIS) is a manifestation of this age

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2021-10-08). The Glasgow Climate Agenda: Global Warming to 2⁰C and Beyond. globalresearch.ca

Michael F. Brown (2021-10-08). New York Times omits, falsifies and cheerleads for Israel. electronicintifada.net Genocide promoter Archie Gottesman is ignored in Ben & Jerry's coverage from New Jersey.

Jim Hightower (2021-10-08). The Postal Service is a Service…Not a Business. counterpunch.org Corporate ideologues never cease blathering that government programs should be run like a business. Really? What businesses would they choose? Pharmaceutical profiteers? Big Oil? Wall Street money manipulators? High tech billionaires? Airline price gougers? The good news is that the great majority of people aren't buying this corporatist blather. Instead, by a 2-to-1 margin, Americans

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-08). Racial Justice Vs. The Israel Lobby: When Being Pro-Palestine Becomes the New Normal. counterpunch.org There is an unmistakable shift in American politics regarding Palestine and Israel, a change that is inspired by the way in which many Americans, especially the youth, view the Palestinian struggle and the Israeli occupation. While this shift is yet to translate into tangibly diminishing Israel's stronghold over the US Congress, it promises to be

John Laforge (2021-10-08). NRC Conducting "Open Investigation" into Allegedly Counterfeit, Substandard US Reactor Parts, & Impossibility of Evacuating Seabrook. counterpunch.org The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has confirmed that it is investigating allegations that counterfeit, substandard parts are currently being used in scores of nuclear reactors across the United States, and further that emergency responders in New Hampshire's National Guard and the Massachusetts State Police have been gagged by orders not

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-10-08). Why Does Congress Fight Over Childcare But Not F-35s? counterpunch.org President Biden and the Democratic Congress are facing a crisis as the popular domestic agenda they ran on in the 2020 election is held hostage by two corporate Democratic Senators, fossil-fuel consigliere Joe Manchin and payday-lender favorite Kyrsten Sinema. But the very week before the Dems' $350 billion-per-year domestic package hit this wall of corporate

WSWS (2021-10-08). Maritime Union of Australia calls off strikes at Patrick Terminals. wsws.org More than 100 workers at Patrick's Melbourne port are in isolation due to COVID-19 exposure.

Jonah Raskin (2021-10-08). The Winds of Sixties Change. counterpunch.org Readers of Beverly Gologorsky's new novel, Can you See the Wind?, (Seven Stories; $24.95) might be reminded of Bob Dylan's Sixties anthem, "Blowing in the Wind." In the pages of fiction, Gologorsky doesn't offer answers or solutions to social and political problems, though she captures the winds of change that blew across the decade. Elsewhere

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