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2020-09-24: News Headlines

Rachel Domond (2020-09-24). Officers who murdered Breonna Taylor not held accountable. liberationnews.org Breonna Taylor was murdered by Louisville, KY, police while asleep in her home in March of this year. Today, the three officers responsible for her death — Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove — were not held responsible for her death. A grand jury indicted only one former officer, Brett Hankison, with three counts …

WSWS (2020-09-24). Protests erupt over whitewash of police murder of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. wsws.org Neither of the two officers who fired the fusillade of 22 bullets that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her Louisville, Kentucky home were charged by the grand jury convened by state authorities.

news.un (2020-09-24). Venezuelan President Maduro proposes new UN fund to support countries facing discrimination. news.un.org Venezuela has proposed creation of a "revolving public purchasing fund" within the United Nations system to guarantee access to food and health products, financed with public resources, to facilitate countries suffering "discrimination and economic blockade" acquire necessary goods and services.

A. Majumdar (2020-09-24). PDF of September 24 issue. workers.org Download the 12-page PDF. Whistleblower: ICE abuses detainees ALSO: Migrant caravan for residency; Defend BLM activist lawyers; Trump, Biden, and U.S. decline; 'Free Palestine' webinar; U.S. Cold War vs TikTok; Is Marxism still relevant? WORKERS ORGANIZE: Illinois; North Carolina. WORLD: Editorial: Ginsburg & SCOTUS. WORLD: Belarus; Bolivia. TEAR DOWN THE . . . |

Fight Back (2020-09-24). Minneapolis calls for an end to aid to Israel, remembers Sabra and Shatila. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On September 17, over 30 activists in Minneapolis bannered across Interstate 94 during rush hour to remember the Sabra and Shatila massacre and highlight the destructive role the U.S. plays in Lebanon. They waved Palestinian flags and dropped banners across eight lanes of traffic demanding an end to aid in Israel, demanding an end to apartheid, and expressing solidarity against state violence. The response from people passing by was overwhelmingly positive with a constant stream of honks from cars. | From September 16 to 18, 1982, pro-Israel militiamen murdered more than 1000 Palestinian and Leb…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2020-09-24). Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire? counterpunch.org If the Democrats manage to push Joe Biden over the finish line in November's election, he will find himself presiding over a decadent, declining empire. He will either continue the policies that have led the American empire to decadence and decline, or seize the moment to move our nation into a new phase: a transition

Ian Angus (2020-09-24). Triple Crisis in the Anthropocene Ocean. Part Two: Running low on oxygen. mronline.org Continuing Ian Angus's examination of the 'deadly trio' of CO2-driven assaults on ocean life. Part two: The ocean is losing its breath.

Liberation Staff (2020-09-24). Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (South Africa): Release U.S. political prisoners jailed for fighting in the anti-racist struggle! liberationnews.org Political repression in the USA continues against those leading the massive anti-racist protest movement, as seen in the recent arrests of four leaders of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and the ongoing criminalization of the protest movement as a whole.

JenMarie Macdonald and Veronica Adams (2020-09-24). Lancaster demands justice: The police murder of Ricardo Muñoz and its aftermath. liberationnews.org On September 13, a Lancaster police officer shot and killed Ricardo Muñoz when responding to a call. Deborah Muñoz, the victim's sister, reported to local media that she had called a crisis intervention organization and nonemergency police number with the intention of getting her brother mental health support. Her calls were dispatched to the police. …

Eds. (2020-09-24). U.S. & Guyana unveil joint Military patrols on oil-rich Venezuela border. mronline.org U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo completed a whirlwind tour of Surinam, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia to boost anti-Venezuela efforts.

Vandana Shiva (2020-09-24). Bill Gates' Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life. counterpunch.org In March 2015, Bill Gates showed an image of the coronavirus during a TED Talk and told the audience that it was what the greatest catastrophe of our time would look like. The real threat to life, he said, is 'not missiles, but microbes.' When the coronavirus pandemic swept over the earth like a tsunami

Eds. (2020-09-24). The Dying Planet Report 2020. mronline.org The report, released September 10th, describes how the over-exploitation of ecological resources by humanity from 1970 to 2016 has contributed to a 68% plunge in wild vertebrate populations, inclusive of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish.

Steven Hill (2020-09-24). Corona-fied: Employers Spying on Remote Workers in Their Homes. counterpunch.org The future of work is here, ushered in by a global pandemic. But is it turning employment into a Worker's Paradise of working at home? Or more of a Big Brother panopticon? Disturbing increases in the use of digital surveillance technologies by employers to monitor their remote workers are raising alarm bells. With the number

Fight Back (2020-09-24). Tallahassee rallies for community control of the police – CPAC now! fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Community activists gathered in front of city hall September 19 for a protest calling for the formation of an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), and demanding that State Attorney Jack Campbell drop the charges against the #Tally19 – arrested for participating in a protest on September 5 to condemn a grand jury decision that condoned three recent police murders of civilians. | Saturday's action was organized locally by the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) with the support of Tallahassee Dream Defenders, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, More Than A Name, and Fl…

Kenn Orphan (2020-09-24). RBG and America's Priestly Class. counterpunch.org "It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds. Those rights only come alive when citizens organize, protest, demonstrate, strike, boycott, rebel, and violate the law in order to uphold justice." — Howard Zinn The history of most ancient

Andrea Prasow (2020-09-24). U.S. War Crimes in Yemen: It's Time to Stop Looking the Other Way. counterpunch.org The longstanding involvement of the United States in the conflict in Yemen is facing renewed scrutiny. On September 16, State Department officials testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about whether the State Department misled Congress — and the American people — by circumventing controls designed to limit arms sales and ensure congressional oversight. The

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-24). Assange on Trial: Suicide, Hallucinations and Psychological Torture. counterpunch.org September 22. Central Criminal Court, London. The prosecutors in the Julian Assange case did their show trial predecessors from other legal traditions proud. The ghosts of such figures as Soviet state prosecutor Andrey Vyshinsky, would have approved of the line of questioning taken by James Lewis QC: suggest that Assange, accused of 17 counts of

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-24). Assange's Twelfth Day at the Old Bailey: Autism, Suicide and Prisons. dissidentvoice.org September 23. Central Criminal Court, London. Following the script sheet of the previous day, the non sequitur, pop medical view of the prosecution was again in sharp evidence at the Old Bailey. In an effort to make the road for Julian Assange's extradition to the United States for 17 charges under the US Espionage Act …

RT (2020-09-24). Wells Fargo CEO promises more 'diversity' after woke backlash over 'limited pool of black talent' remark. rt.com The CEO of Wells Fargo offered a groveling apology for his "unconscious bias" and promised more diversity at one of the largest US banks, after a quote from an internal memo caused outrage; even some members of Congress joined in. | "I apologize for making an insensitive comment reflecting my own unconscious bias," Charlie Scharf said in a

Juan Cole (2020-09-24). Every Day is Memorial Day. zcomm.org The Trump Virus has killed as Many Americans as Died in Combat in the 4 Years of the Civil War…

Morgan Marietta (2020-09-24). 3 ways a 6-3 Supreme Court would be different. zcomm.org Perhaps the most important ramification of a 6-3 conservative court is that it will return many policies to local control.

Andrea Prasow (2020-09-24). U.S. War Crimes in Yemen: Stop Looking the Other Way. zcomm.org The State Department warned for years that the U.S. was complicit in war crimes in Yemen. No one put a stop to it.

Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County (2020-09-24). Saturday 10/3: Suds Snacks & Socialism: Elections Part 2: Socialist Perspectives on the Presidential Race. indybay.org tinyurl.com/SudsSnacksPresidents

ERA Coalition (2020-09-24). Wednesday 9/23: Recording: Supreme Court Lying in Repose Ceremony for Justice Ginsburg (watch anytime). indybay.org Online recording…

sputniknews (2020-09-24). #FreeAssange Campaign Targeted by Concerted Spambot Attack During Extradition Hearing. sputniknews.com WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who faces up to 175 years in prison for his role in obtaining and publishing classified US diplomatic cables, is now at the centre of a series of extradition hearings at London's Central Criminal Court.

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). Socialist candidate seeks 'fair share' for Northern suburbs. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). For an egalitarian, cooperative road to an ecosocialist future. greenleft.org.au

Jonathan Cook (2020-09-24). The US is Using the Guardian to Justify Jailing Assange for Life. Why is the Paper So Silent? counterpunch.org Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States. Assange faces 175 years in a US super-max prison on the basis of claims by Donald Trump's administration that his exposure of US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan amounts to "espionage".

MEE and agencies (2020-09-24). 'Edge of the abyss': Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb. middleeasteye.net 'Edge of the abyss': Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb | Move comes after number of daily new cases has reached nearly 7,000 among a population of just nine million | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 08: 04 | Netanyahu has rejected allegations from protesters that a tougher lockdown was essentially aimed at quashing demonstrations against him (Reuters) | Prime Minister Benjamin Net…

Tracy Keeling (2020-09-24). With a 'game-changing' pledge, China makes Donald Trump the pariah of the planet. thecanary.co Humiliating Donald Trump. Offering a rare piece of hopeful news for our ailing planet. What's not to like about China's "game-changing" announcement on climate action? | New aspirations: | China's president Xi Jinping

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-09-24). Current CO2 emissions greatly outpace ocean CO2 level caused by ancient volcanoes. peoplesdispatch.org According to a new study, human activities are leading to CO2 emissions at a rate three to eight times faster than what the volcanic eruptions might have done, which may prove catastrophic to species in water and on land…

Fight Back (2020-09-24). Jacksonville demands People's Budget, stands in solidarity with the Tally 19. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — On September 19, over 120 people showed up outside city hall in downtown Jacksonville demanding a people's budget and community control of the police. This action was in response to the call by the National Alliance Against Racist and Pollical Repression (NAARPR) national call to action. The Jacksonville Community Action Committee is an affiliate of NAARPR. | Speakers from Jacksonville Community Action Committee, University of North Florida SDS, Take 'Em Down Jax, Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, ACLU, Mount Sinai Baptist Church and other organizations participated. The demands have b…

George Ochenski (2020-09-24). Trump's Herd Mentality Won't Save Us. counterpunch.org y now most people are aware of Donald Trump's latest blunder when he claimed "herd mentality" would ultimately save us from the coronavirus pandemic that has decimated the nation's economy, killed nearly 200,000 American citizens, and shows no sign of "disappearing almost like a miracle" as he predicted six long months ago. Given Trump's denial

Fight Back (2020-09-24). Minnesotans demand climate justice now! fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – On September 22, activists from the newly formed Climate Justice Committee (CJC) hung banners over the side of the Snelling Avenue bridge and the pedestrian bridge that spans Interstate-94 connecting downtown Minneapolis with downtown Saint Paul. The banners read, "Capitalism kills the planet," "The U.S. military: The #1 polluter," "Push Biden left on climate change" and "2050 is too late, climate justice now." The last slogan references Democratic nominee Joe Biden's climate plan, which positions its goal as 100% clean energy by 2050. | Alongside Biden's climate plan, in August, a section of the D…

Chuck Collins (2020-09-24). FinCen Files Shine Spotlight on Suspicious Bank Transfers. counterpunch.org On September 20th, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) —the reporters who brought us the "Panama Papers" and the "Paradise Papers" — released the "FinCEN Files," in collaboration with Buzzfeed News. The FinCEN Files are the result of a U.S. leak of 2,100 "Suspicious Activity Reports" (SARs) —covering over 18,000 transactions — filed by

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-09-24). Global Warming Burps, Bubbles, Simmers and Sours On. counterpunch.org The Northern Hemisphere saw a record high temperature increase, to +1.38 ∞C above the global average temperature during 1881-1920, during this COVID-19 pandemic summer of 2020. [1] The Arctic sea ice has been melting at an increasing rate, not just from above because of the now Global Warming-enhanced elevated air temperature during the Arctic summer, but

news.un (2020-09-24). FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the post-pandemic planet. news.un.org An emphasis on sustainable development and fighting climate change will benefit countries around the world as they recover from the unprecedented economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, says the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).

CJ Polychroniou (2020-09-24). Why Trump's Racist And Neo-Fascist Campaign Resonates In 21st Century US. zcomm.org The major task for progressives is to search for creative ways that will alter public consciousness in the United States about the devastating effects of a political culture engulfed in the flames of racial strife, violence, militarism, and climate change denialism…

Shamus Cooke (2020-09-24). The Politics of Portland's Protests. zcomm.org The quietly coordinated move allowed Oregon State Troopers to be federally deputized, essentially making them Trump's Troopers. Such a bold move by Oregon's liberal executives—in arguably one of the bluest states in the country—is comparable to treason…

Natasha Lennard (2020-09-24). Welcome to the "Anarchist Jurisdiction" of New York — Where Cops Crush Every Tiny Protest. zcomm.org Bill Barr's designation of Seattle, Portland, and New York is a cynical Trump reelection ploy — with potentially dangerous consequences…

Thom Hartmann (2020-09-24). GOP Reshaped U.S. to Hold Onto Power—Can Dems Do the Same Thing to Save It? zcomm.org Mitch McConnell understands holding minority power requires ruthless brutality…

Labor Video Project (2020-09-24). "Stop Rigging The Election" SEIU1021 Oakland Workers Demand Union Democracy. indybay.org SEIU 1021 Oakland members protested at the SEIU Oak Street office on September 23, 2020 to demand a end to the rigging of the election of SEIU 1021 officials. They are allowing a non-city worker on the salary of the union to run for chapter office.

Common Cause and others (2020-09-24). Thursday 9/24: "Capturing The Flag" Award Winning Film Screening & Discussion on Voter Suppression. indybay.org Online screening…

ZINES (2020-09-24). Representation & Power Zine. indybay.org Zine version of "George Floyd Solidarity in the Bay Area: Representation and Power" by Anarchist People of Color.

350 Marin & others (2020-09-24). Saturday 9/26: Climate Strike: #BayAreaShoeStrike Climate Emergency Protest Online & In-person North Bay. indybay.org In-person: Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Ave, Novato, CA 94945 | Online via social media & YouTube…

NARAL California (2020-09-24). Tuesday 9/29: Call to Aciton w/ NARAL CA: SCOTUS, Forced Sterilizations by ICE & 2020 Election. indybay.org Online/virtual…

Families Belong Together (2020-09-24). Thursday 9/24: Virtual Rally to Honor RBG & Protest Forced Sterilizations of Women in ICE Custody. indybay.org Online via livestream or Zoom…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-09-24). Wednesday 9/30: Capitalisms Patriarchal Prison System. indybay.org Zoom. Registration link: bit.ly/32vLSGI

UC Cops Off Campus (2020-09-24). Thursday 10/1: Abolition Orientation: Cops off Campus Edition. indybay.org Barn Theater parking lot (base of UC Santa Cruz campus)…

55 Progressive Activists and Writers (2020-09-24). Open Letter: Dump Trump, Then Battle Biden. indybay.org Priority is dumping Trump…

UC Cops Off Campus (2020-09-24). Thursday 10/1: UC Berkeley Cops off Campus Rally. indybay.org Marthin Luther King Jr. Civic Park (2141 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley)…

Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force (2020-09-24). Friday 9/25: Climate Emergency Mobilization Summit Bay Area. indybay.org Online…

Families Belong Together (2020-09-24). Saturday 9/26: #FreeTheFamilies Vigil for the Women in ICE Custody (Albany). indybay.org Albany Memorial Park, 904 Jackson St, Albany, CA 94706…

Santa Cruz News Network (2020-09-24). Santa Cruz City Council Candidate Positions on Sustainable Transportation. indybay.org The Campaign for Sustainable Transportation has published responses from their survey of Santa Cruz City Council candidates regarding positions on current issues, as well as significant votes before the City Council in the last two years. Four candidates scored 100% on the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation scorecard: Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Kayla Kumar, and Alicia Kuhl (see photo).

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-09-24). Reunión Mundial de Cineastas y Narradores Indígenas. indybay.org Convocatoria: Reunión Mundial de Cineastas Indígenas y Narradores de Historias…

North Bay Organizing Project & others (2020-09-24). Friday 9/25: Vigil to End the ICE Violence Against Women (Santa Rosa). indybay.org Intersection of Sebastopol Ave. & West Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95407…

Youth Solidarity Project (2020-09-24). Friday 9/25: Climate Strike: March 4 Our Future Against Chevron Corporation in Richmond. indybay.org Starting point: Judge George D Carroll Park, cross streets area of South Gardland Ave & E. Richmond Ave. & West Cutting Blvd, Richmond, CA 94801…

Author (2020-09-24). Racist Gentrifier Victoria Fierce Running for AC Transit At-Large Director. indybay.org Victoria Fierce, known for gentrification advocacy and for making racist policy statements, is running as a candidate for AC Transit At-Large Director…

Public Citizen and numerous partners (2020-09-24). Wednesday 9/23: Medicare for All Town Hall: Building the Movement for Health Care Justice. indybay.org Online/virtual…

Families Belong Together (2020-09-24). Sunday 9/27: #FreeTheFamilies Vigil for ICE Detainees in Walnut Creek. indybay.org Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596…

Telematic Media Arts (2020-09-24). Sunday 9/27: In Conversation! Carla Gannis with Dorothy Santos. indybay.org Streaming live on Twitch! | http: //www.twitch.tv/tttelematiccc…

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (2020-09-24). Thursday 9/24: San Francisco: Bike to Wherever Day Celebration. indybay.org Throughout the City of San Francisco–wherever!

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Re-design the future, Mary Robinson urges at Transition to Zero Pollution launch. imperial.ac.uk Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, called for "a bold new vision for the future" at the launch of Transition to Zero Pollution.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Genome of Alexander Fleming's original penicillin-producing mould sequenced. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming's penicillin mould for the first time and compared it to later versions.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Alice Gast joins Lewis Hamilton to grow diversity in engineering and F1. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's President will help improve representation of Black people in motorsport through a new initiative led by Lewis Hamilton.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-24). Imperial and MIT launch seed fund for ideas that reduce the impact of pollution. imperial.ac.uk Imperial and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have launched a research seed fund for ideas that will help reduce the impact of pollution.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Less Than One-in-Ten US Residents Immune to COVID-19, CDC Chief Warns. sputniknews.com The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention director, Robert Redfield, told a Senate hearing that the number of people who had so far been been infected with the COVID-19 virus varied from state to state, from one percent up to a quarter of the population.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). 'Not a Big Fan': Trump Responds to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle US Election Comments. sputniknews.com In a video message released Tuesday, UK Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the latter a US citizen, called on Americans to "reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity", urging them to vote on 3 November in the "most important election of our lifetime". Many viewed the comments as directed against US President Donald Trump.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Global Sell-Off Drives European Stocks to Three-Month Lows. sputniknews.com The EU equities suffered the latest losses amid a lack of new stimuli for the US economy and fears of an approaching second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Bernese Mountain Dog Takes Care of Adorable Puppy. sputniknews.com Dogs have a well-documented predisposition to care about puppies; their ancestors were wolves, and in wolf packs not all of the females breed but all of them take care of the pups.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Cute Retriever Puppy Chews His Friend, Making Everyone Smile in a Big Way. sputniknews.com Puppies usually love to chew on shoes, toys, sticks, paper and even furniture legs. But have you ever seen a pup enjoy nibbling on the ears of another doggo? Well, this video of a puppy trying to wake up another pup by playing with its ears will surely make you go 'aww'.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Israeli Man Who Lost His Mother in Palestinian Suicide Attack Opens Up About His Loss, Anger & Pain. sputniknews.com It has been 20 years since the onset of the Second Palestinian uprising, during which Palestinian terrorists killed more than a thousand Israelis, many of whom were civilians. The IDF killed over 3,000 Palestinians throughout the 2nd intifada.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Sweden Accuses Russian, Danish Ships of Violating Its Waters. sputniknews.com According to Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, who called the violations "unacceptable", the alleged Russian intrusion happened on 14 September near Gothenburg and lasted 11 minutes. By contrast, no details of the Danish one were provided.

The Canary (2020-09-24). Courts head apologises after Black barrister mistaken for defendant three times in a day. thecanary.co The acting head of the UK's court service has apologised after a Black barrister was mistaken for a defendant three times in one day. | Alexandra Wilson, a criminal and family barrister and author of In Black And White, tweeted that she was "absolutely exhausted" after staff at the court repeatedly failed to recognise she worked in the legal profession. | Her tweets quickly went viral, drawing accusations of racism within the UK's court system. | Kevin Sadler, the acting chief executive of Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service apologised to Wilson and said it was "totally unacceptable behaviour" and he would…

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). Public service unionists launch campaign against federal pay freeze. greenleft.org.au

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Virus cases in Eurasia, Central Asia rise by over 4,600. yenisafak.com More cases of the novel coronavirus and fatalities related to the disease were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Thursday.- UkraineThe death toll in Ukraine reached 3,757 with 52 more fatalities over the past 24 hours, the country's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said.Confirming another 3,372 cases that brought the total to 188,106, the minister added that 83,458 have recovered from the virus, so far.- UzbekistanAs many as 392 new virus cases brought Uzbekistan's tally to 53,667.One more fatality raised the death toll to 445, while recoveries rose to 49,832, according to the Health Mini…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Fatah: Intra-Palestinian talks in Turkey 'fruitful'. yenisafak.com A top member of Palestinian Fatah on Thursday said that ongoing talks in Turkey with its longtime rival Hamas are "positive, fruitful, and productive." | "The dialogue is an important step towards reconciliation and partnership, and unifying the Palestinian stance in the light of the consensus on rejecting all the liquidation projects against the Palestinian cause." Hussein al-Sheikh, a member of Fatah's Central Committee, wrote on Twitter. | Separately, Munir al-Jaghoub, who heads Fatah's information office, told Anadolu Agency that a senior Fatah delegation will head to the Qatari capital Doha and then to Cairo…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Iran 'coordinates steps in Syria with Russia, Turkey'. yenisafak.com The Syrian issue requires an exceptional strategy, and Iran coordinates its steps in Syria with Russia and Turkey, the Iranian foreign minister said Thursday."There are serious problems in our region," Javad Zarif told Iranian media during his visit to the Russian capital Moscow."Syrian issue requires special coordination. We coordinate our steps with Turkey and Russia in Syria under Astana process."The Astana peace process to end the Syrian conflict was launched in January 2017 by Turkey, Russia, and Iran.Since the eruption of the bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, thousands of people died, millions fled the cou…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Ukraine says Lukashenko not 'legitimate' Belarus leader. yenisafak.com Ukraine does not consider Alexander Lukashenko the legitimate president of Belarus, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kulebahours announced Thursday, a day after the veteran leader was sworn in for a sixth term."Today's "inauguration" of Lukashenko does not mean his recognition as a legitimate head of Belarusian state," he wrote on Twitter. "Ukraine has never interfered in internal affairs of Belarus and will always support the Belarusian people."Protests broke out after Lukashenko, who has served as president since 1994, was declared the winner of Aug. 9 polls. Opposition candidates, however, accused the administration of…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Dogs used to detect coronavirus in pilot project at Helsinki airport. yenisafak.com Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing at the airport.The dogs' efficiency has not been proven in comparative scientific studies so passengers who volunteer to be tested and are suspected as carrying the virus are instructed to also take a swab to confirm the result.A team of 15 dogs and 10 instructors are being trained for the job in Finland by volunteers, sponsored by a private veterinary clinic. Among them is Kossi, a rescue dog from Spain, who was tra…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Hong Kong activist 'arrested over 2019 protest'. yenisafak.com Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested for attending an "unlawful assembly" last year, a statement on his Twitter account said on Thursday."Joshua [Wong] is arrested when reporting to Central Police Station at about 1pm today [0500GMT]," it said. "The arrest is related to participating in an unauthorized assembly on 5 Oct. last year. He is told to have violated the draconian anti-mask law as well."The 23-year-old was at the forefront of anti-government protests last year demanding the withdrawal of a controversial bill that would have allowed extradition of alleged criminals to m…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Turkey's Central Bank raises interest rates by 200 bps. yenisafak.com Turkey's Central Bank on Thursday raised its one-week repo rate — also known as the bank's policy rate — by 200 basis points.The bank's policy rate increased to 10.25% from 8.25%.The decision was announced in a statement following the bank's eighth Monetary Policy Committee (MCP) meeting this year.In the previous three consecutive meetings, the bank kept the rate constant at 8.25%, following a gradual cut of 375 basis points from 12% over the preceding months.Last year, in eight meetings, the bank cut the rate by a total of 1,200 basis points from 24%.After holding eight meetings last year, this year…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Russia's Lavrov, WHO Europe chief discuss virus fight. yenisafak.com Russia's foreign minister and the World Health Organization's (WHO) Europe director discussed the fight against COVID-19 in a meeting, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.Sergey Lavrov and Hans Kluge met on Sept. 23 to discuss Russia and the WHO's cooperation, paying special attention to the coronavirus situation, the ministry said in a statement on its website."Mutual interest in developing cooperation was confirmed, and plans were considered to assist countries in the region in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and other health challenges," the statement said.Lavrov conveyed Russia's support for…

Gregg Gonsalves (2020-09-24). The Virus That Stole Christmas. thenation.com The Virus That Stole Christmas…

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). New campaign to free jailed Kurdish leader. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). Media and tech giants fight over our democracy. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-09-24). Tax cuts for the rich, gas for the rest of us. greenleft.org.au

Kate Doyle (2020-09-24). Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador. thenation.com Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador…

Mark Hertsgaard (2020-09-24). These Races Will Shape What the US Elections Mean for Climate Progress. thenation.com These Races Will Shape What the US Elections Mean for Climate Progress…

Nawal Arjini (2020-09-24). Claudia Rankine Wants Us to Talk. thenation.com Claudia Rankine Wants Us to Talk…

Anya Parampil (2020-09-23). US & allies ignore Colombia political assassinations. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with human rights lawyer Santiago Salinas Miranda about a wave of massacres and political assassinations sweeping Colombia. They discuss the Colombian government's role in the murders and ask why the international community has turned a blind eye to the killings.

Staff (2020-09-23). Grand juries fail to charge police in cases like the Breonna Taylor killing. That's by design. therealnews.com The indictment of one of three officers who took part in the botched drug raid that killed Breonna Taylor raises serious questions about the role of grand juries investigating police involved killings.

commondreams (2020-09-23). Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Release of Grand Jury's Findings in Breonna Taylor Killing by Louisville Police. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-23). Breonna Taylor Case Underscores Need for Real Police Reform. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-23). Kentucky A.G.'s Failure to Bring Murder Charges is a Second Injustice Against Breonna Taylor. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-23). Experts Available to Speak on‚ÄØGrand Jury's Decision to Indict One Officer in Breonna Taylor‚ÄØCase. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-09-23). True Justice Denied to Police Murder Victim Breonna Taylor, Greenlining Institute Says. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2020-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 200,000, On Track to Double by Year's End, FDA Reportedly Planning Stricter Guidelines for Release of COVID-19 Vaccine, Pentagon Spent $1 Billion of Coronavirus Funds on Military Supplies, Trump Says Coronavirus "Affects Virtually Nobody" as U.S. Death Toll Tops 200,000, U.N. Secretary-General Warns of New Cold War as Trump Attacks China over Coronavirus, Sen. Mitt Romney Backs Rapid Vote on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee, Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor's Killing Defends Actions, Calls Protesters "Thugs", Federal Agents Tapped Cellphones of Portland Protesters, President Trump…

Staff (2020-09-23). Breonna Taylor Killing: Only One Police Officer Facing Criminal Charges. truthout.org A grand jury has determined that criminal proceedings can move forward against one of the three white police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor, a Black emergency medical technician, in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment in the early morning hours of March 13. | The grand jury's decision, officially released from the office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, is not a pronouncement of guilt, but rather means that formal prosecutorial charges can be issued against the officers who…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-09-23). 'Property More Valuable Than Human Life': No Charges Against Officers for Killing Breonna Taylor. commondreams.org "Did I hear that correctly? Only one officer is being held remotely accountable, and it's not for killing Breonna Taylor but instead for shooting apartments?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Florina Rodov (2020-09-23). Online Charter Schools Are Not a Solution to Education in a Pandemic. counterpunch.org "Instead of going to school every morning, what if school could come to you?" an ad asks enticingly, promising students "online personalized learning" tailored to their specific needs. It's one of hundreds of active Facebook ads run by K12 Inc., the largest for-profit virtual charter school provider in the United States. As public schools rose to the

Workers World Party (2020-09-23). Workers World Party demands "Stop Censoring Palestinian Resistance!" workers.org Sept. 23 — Today, three media platforms, Facebook, Zoom and YouTube, collaborated to censor a Palestinian program featuring Palestinian revolutionary Leila Khaled and U.S. political prisoners. Workers World Party condemns this censorship and expresses its solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and freedom. The WWP Facebook . . . |

WSWS (2020-09-23). Facebook plans political censorship in anticipation of "chaos" and "violence" in the 2020 US elections. wsws.org Facebook is working with "world-class military scenario planners" to prepare for civil unrest in the US and "restrict the circulation of content" during the November elections.

Greenpeace (2020-09-23). Facebook Suspends Accounts Associated with Event Targeting Coastal GasLink Pipeline. zcomm.org Hundreds of individual accounts linked to Indigenous, environmental, and social justice organizations were suspended from Facebook because they were co-hosts of an online Facebook event targeting the Coastal GasLink pipeline majority funder.

sputniknews (2020-09-23). Facebook Prepared to 'Restrict' Content Circulation if US Election Descends Into Online Chaos. sputniknews.com Facebook will take an array of measures to "restrict the circulation of content" if the November 3 US presidential election devolves into chaos and unrest, according to a Tuesday report by the Financial Times.

_____ (2020-09-23). 'Confirmed' Has Become a Meaningless Word in Mainstream News Reporting. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Last week Politico published a The claim was nonsensical on its face; the idea that Iran would see the assassination of some random ambassador to an irrelevant country as a proportionate…

Alan Macleod (2020-09-23). New Report Links Mass Extinction of Animals To Human Activity. mintpressnews.com A new report by the WWF shows that humans are overusing earth's biocapacity by over 50%, rendering over 68% of all the world's animal life extinct.

Alan Macleod (2020-09-23). Hoping to Force an Outcome, US Sanctions Opposition Parties in Venezuela Ahead of Elections. mintpressnews.com Sanctions on Venezuela are nothing new. But Secretary of State Pompeo recently took the unusual step of sanctioning leaders of local opposition parties in an attempt to pressure them to pull out of upcoming elections.

Fabián Capecchi (2020-09-23). 48 especies de animales salvadas de la extinción. peoplesworld.org Escrito por Fabián Capecchi basado en el artículo original publicado en The Guardian. Los grupos conservacionistas se han apuntado un gran éxito. El esfuerzo coordinado a nivel mundial para preservar la biodiversidad ha logrado salvar 48 especies de animales de la extinción, según un nuevo estudio publicado en la revista Conservation Letters (solo en inglés). …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-23). 'Nowhere Near What We Need It to Be': In Face of Climate Calamity, 100+ Groups Say Democrats' Proposal Woefully Insufficient. commondreams.org "We cannot perpetuate false solutions to the climate crisis that keep our reliance on fossil fuels—as this legislation proposes to do—and have any hope of ending the climate or environmental justice crises brought about by dirty energy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-23). Ban Fracking in Calif. Now—Not 2024, Say Climate Groups Following Newsom Order to Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars. commondreams.org "Setting a timeline to eliminate petroleum vehicles is a big step, but Newsom's announcement provided rhetoric rather than real action on the other critical half of the climate problem—California's dirty oil production." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-23). Clashed Visions at the 2020 UN General Assembly: The Speeches of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. globalresearch.ca The speeches given by Presidents Trump, Putin, and Xi via video during the 2020 UN General Assembly predictably revealed that the American leader's assessment of the contemporary international situation and related vision of the future markedly differ from his Russian …

Oscar Grenfell (2020-09-23). Former CIA Director Leon Panetta: We Are Prosecuting Assange to Intimidate Others. globalresearch.ca Leon Panetta, who served as director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 2009 to 2011, and then as the Obama administration's secretary for defence, has let the cat out of the bag, telling interviewers that the US …

Craig Murray (2020-09-23). Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 14. globalresearch.ca Monday was a frustrating day as the Assange Hearing drifted deep into a fantasy land where nobody knows or is allowed to say that people were tortured in Guantanamo Bay and under extraordinary rendition. The willingness of Judge Baraitser to …

Stefan Simanowitz (2020-09-23). Why Are Amnesty International Monitors Not Able to Observe the Assange Hearing? globalresearch.ca Earlier this month, the street outside the Old Bailey criminal court in London, where Julian Assange's extradition hearing has been taking place, was transformed into a carnival. | Inside the Old Bailey, the courtroom has turned into a circus. There have …

WSWS (2020-09-23). Assange faces "very high risk of suicide," medical expert tells court. wsws.org Kopelman's evidence confirms the warnings made since November 2019 by Doctors for Assange that Assange is suffering "psychological torture" and "could die in prison."

_____ (2020-09-23). As Assange Faces Extradition, the State of U.S. Prisons Grows Worse. strategic-culture.org John KIRIAKOU | The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is in a state of chaos. Leadership changes, Covid-19, and criminal activity on the part of BOP officers and staff members has plunged the Justice Department's largest and best-funded bureau into a scandal that, while it has not made the mainstream media, has harmed thousands of prisoners. | [The issue was raised last week in the hearing of Julian Assange in London as the state of mental health care for prisoners, cited in a BOP report, came up in witness testimony in the defense's argument against sending Assange to the U.S. to face time in a U.S. prison.] Micha…

_____ (2020-09-23). Report, Tuesday, September 22: Julian Assange Hearing. popularresistance.org Julian is profoundly worried that his medical history will be used to discredit him and all that he has worked for, to paint the achievements of Wikileaks in promoting open government and citizen knowledge as the fantasy of a deranged mind. I have no doubt this will be tried, but fortunately there has been a real change in public understanding and acknowledgement of mental illness. I do not think Julian's periodic and infrequent episodes of very serious depression will be successfully portrayed in a bad light, despite the incredibly crass and insensitive attitude displayed today in court by the US Government, who…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-23). Assange's Eleventh Day at the Old Bailey: Suicide, Hallucinations and Psychological Torture. dissidentvoice.org September 22. Central Criminal Court, London. Today, the prosecutors in the Julian Assange case did their show trial predecessors from other legal traditions proud. The ghosts of such figures as Soviet state prosecutor Andrey Vyshinsky, would have approved of the line of questioning taken by James Lewis QC: suggest that Assange, accused of 17 counts …

Staff (2020-09-23). 50+ Progressive Writers and Activists Pen Open Letter Urging Vote for Biden. truthout.org More than 50 progressive writers and activists — including prominent left-wing voices such as Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Cornel West — unveiled an Citing…

Ben Norton (2020-09-23). Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation waged by Western govt contractors and media. thegrayzone.com Western government-funded intelligence cutouts trained Syrian opposition leaders, planted stories in media outlets from BBC to Al Jazeera, and ran a cadre of journalists. A trove of leaked documents exposes the propaganda network. By Ben Norton Leaked documents show how UK government contractors developed an advanced infrastructure of propaganda to stimulate support in the West for Syria's political and armed opposition. Virtually every aspect of the Syrian opposition was cultivated and marketed by Western government-backed public relations firms, from their …

Telesur (2020-09-23). Venezuela Denounces New Aggressions from the US. globalresearch.ca The Simon Bolivar Great Patriotic Pole (GPPSB) alerted that plans are being made to generate violence in the country, after the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to countries bordering Venezuela. | In a press conference held …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-23). What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca The data and concepts have been manipulated with a view to sustaining the fear campaign. The estimates are meaningless. The figures have been hyped to justify the closure of the national economy. Covid-19 is a public health concern but it is NOT a dangerous virus.

Staff (2020-09-23). No Más Bebés: ICE Hysterectomy Scandal Recalls 1970s LA, When a Hospital Sterilized Chicana Patients. democracynow.org As immigration authorities say they have stopped sending women to a Georgia gynecologist accused of sterilizing female prisoners without their consent, we continue our look at United States' disturbing history of forced sterilization with the producer and historian behind the 2016 documentary called "No Más Bebés," which tells the story of how a whistleblower doctor spoke out about a large number of tubal ligations performed on mostly Latinx patients at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center some 46 years ago. "Quite often they did not understand the terminology. They did not, in some cases, understand the lan…

Staff (2020-09-23). Who Is Amy Barrett? Front-Runner to Replace RBG Is Anti-Abortion Member of Patriarchal Catholic Group. democracynow.org We look at President Trump's top pick for a woman to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is a devout Catholic who has taken conservative stances on abortion, gun rights, immigration and LGBTQ rights. Barrett's involvement with the conservative Catholic group People of Praise, whose members pledge a lifelong loyalty oath to the group, has also raised questions about her ability to rule independently. "There's some real concerns about whether her involvement in there will affect her ability to be impartial a…

Staff (2020-09-23). People of Praise: Former Member of Group Tied to SCOTUS Front-Runner Amy Barrett Calls It a "Cult" democracynow.org As President Trump appears poised to announce a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, we speak with a former member of the secretive Catholic group People of Praise, known for its rigid gender roles and lifelong loyalty oaths, which apparent front-runner Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a member of. "Many call it a community, but I describe it as a cult," says Coral Anika Theill, who was a member of People of Praise from 1979 to 1984 and is now speaking out against the organization.

stclair (2020-09-23). Two Capitalisms: A Challenge To Democratic Socialists, Social Democrats, Progressives and Welfare State Liberals. counterpunch.org [O]n September 24, 1599, in a timbered building off Moorgate Fields, not far from where Shakespeare was struggling to complete Hamlet, a new type of company was founded. [O]wnership of the new firm, called the East India Company, was sliced into tiny pieces to be bought and sold freely…Liberalism's fatal hypocrisy was to celebrate the virtuous

Howard Lisnoff (2020-09-23). Teaching During a Pandemic. counterpunch.org As the summer wore on, the Covid-19 pandemic marched on and on and on. I wondered how I could help with the education of one of my grandchildren. When a curriculum and content text arrived in the mail, I began drawing up a plan for our first lesson together. Since my grandchild will visit over

_____ (2020-09-23). The End Of The 'Rules Based International Order'. popularresistance.org The 'western' countries, i.e. the United States and its 'allies', love to speak of a 'rules based international order' which they say everyone should follow. That 'rules based order' is a way more vague concept than the actual rule of law: | The G7 is united by its shared values and commitment to a rules based international order. That order is being challenged by authoritarianism, serious violations of human rights, exclusion and discrimination, humanitarian and security crises, and the defiance of international law and standards. | As members of the G7, we are convinced that our societies and the world have rea…

MEE staff (2020-09-23). Donald Trump is spreading 'disease of hate', Ilhan Omar says. middleeasteye.net Donald Trump is spreading 'disease of hate', Ilhan Omar says | US president renews racist attacks against Omar, portraying congresswoman as foreigner telling Americans how to run their country | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 21: 10 | Omar slams Trump's 'cult rallies' ahead of November election (AFP/File photo) | Racist remarks against Muslim-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar are becoming a regular feature of President Don…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-09-23). A Most Dire Warning. The 2020 November Elections. Chaos in America… globalresearch.ca The rumor today is that Romney will reportedly say he'll support Trump's 3rd SCOTUS vote. So there you have it! 2020 election Game Over! | Trump will now get his 3rd Supreme Court nominee accepted by McConnell's Senate—either before Nov. 3 …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-09-23). US-Guyana Maritime Patrols Near Venezuela Border Denounced as Latest American Imperialism. commondreams.org Pompeo says the joint naval and air patrols in the disputed, oil-rich region are meant to fight drug trafficking, but critics see them as the latest U.S. aggression toward Maduro. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-09-23). Ginsburg's Legacy Is Vast, But a Trump Appointee Could Overturn Her Best Rulings. globalresearch.ca When I was sworn in to practice before the Supreme Court in 2007, I sat near the front of the gallery. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the five-foot-tall justice, was barely visible over the bench behind which she sat. On two …

Mark Taliano (2020-09-23). Elected Syrian Government, Led by President Assad, Saves Christianity in Syria. globalresearch.ca Since the beginning of the Regime Change war against Syria, Western -supported sectarian terrorists — al Qaeda, ISIS and affiliates — have actively sought to destroy and extinguish Christians and Christianity from Syria. President Assad and the Syrian people have …

Manuel Raposo (2020-09-23). A Marxist view from Portugal on U.S. elections and decline of Washington's power. workers.org A Portuguese Marxist analyst looks at the Trump vs. Biden election, assessing its possible impact on U.S. foreign policy. This article was first published Sept. 1 on the jornalmudardevida.net website, which is edited by Raposo. Translation by John Catalinotto. The confrontation between Trump and Biden, regarding the upcoming U.S. presidential . . . |

_____ (2020-09-23). With Ginsburg's Death Cue the Last Stand of American Marxists. strategic-culture.org For all of the bad things that have happened in 2020 don't for a second believe that 2021 won't be infinitely worse. It has been clear to me for months that the fight for the White House is one for the ages. | While every election is 'the most important one ever' in the minds of the politicos who see the other side for what it is, an existential threat to their power, this election is, I feel, finally one worth that moniker. But, that said, nearly every election truly is one where voters are presented a Hobson's Choice where there is no real difference between the standard bearers of both major parties. | And the…

Brigitte Amiri (2020-09-23). Reproductive Abuse is Rampant in the Immigration Detention System. aclu.org Last week, a hideous allegation emerged in a

Mirinda Crissman (2020-09-23). How class oppression drives climate crises. workers.org Climate change refugees, Bangladesh. Climate emergencies and U.S. imperialism have quite a bit of overlap. Both are increasingly displacing the living at home and abroad on an almost unbelievable scale. These conditions are creating migrants and refugees who have to stay on the move to survive. To stave off climate . . . |

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-23). Mediterranean Europe Will Continue Dealing with Migrant Crisis Instigated by Germany Despite Alleviation Efforts. globalresearch.ca The European Union has announced a new immigration and asylum policy based on the so-called solidarity of its members. However, this initiative will once again not receive unanimous support from all 27 member states. Since Germany instigated the migrant crisis …

UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (2020-09-23). Thursday 9/24: Healthcare as Sanctuary: ICE, Birthing People, and Justice for Immigrants. indybay.org Online (FREE)…

yenisafak (2020-09-23). EU aims at keeping migrants out with new asylum pact. yenisafak.com The European Commission proposed a new Pact on Migration and Asylum, focusing on returns, pre-entry checks, and partnership with third countries to prevent migration flows.The proposal is "a fair balance of responsibility and solidarity among member states," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the press.The new reform package will help the bloc to "move away from ad-hoc solutions" by setting a "predictable and reliable migration scene", according to the top EU official.Under the new system, the national authorities and EU agencies would carry out pre-entry screenings at the bloc's external bor…

MEE staff (2020-09-23). Saudi King Salman delivers scathing attack on Iran in UN speech. middleeasteye.net Saudi King Salman delivers scathing attack on Iran in UN speech | Saudi monarch suggests kingdom backs its Gulf neighbours' normalisation deals with Israel on second day of UN General Assembly | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 17: 09 | 'We support the efforts of the current US administration to achieve peace in the Middle East,' Saudi Arabia's Salman says (AFP/File photo) | Saudi Arabia's King Salman delivered a scathing at…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-23). Israeli airliner flies to Bahrain in wake of normalisation deal. middleeasteye.net Israeli airliner flies to Bahrain in wake of normalisation deal | Tracking data showed the Israir Airlines jet flew to the Gulf kingdom over Saudi Arabian airspace | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 12: 41 | This picture taken on 9 June 2020 shows an Israir Airlines ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft landing at Cyprus' Larnaca International Airport (AFP) | An Israeli airliner flew to the Gulf kingdom of Bahra…

Madi B (2020-09-23). Activists in Idaho say: Defund the Police. liberationnews.org Boise City Council voted to increase police spending by $1.1 million. Local organizers, activist groups, and community members have been demonstrating with a variety of tactics to oppose Boise's new budget ever since it was first proposed.

Eds. (2020-09-23). Senate Democrats want $350 billion to prepare for war with China. mronline.org Democrats in the Senate announced September 17 a massive spending bill aimed at stepping up U.S. hostility towards China to the tune of $350 billion.

Staff (2020-09-23). A 6-3 court could cement minority Republican rule for decades. therealnews.com The Appeal's Daniel Nichanian discusses the consequences of Trump filling the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

MEE staff (2020-09-23). US envoy to Israel says UAE will have to wait 'six or seven years' for F-35 jets. middleeasteye.net US envoy to Israel says UAE will have to wait 'six or seven years' for F-35 jets | David Friedman tells Jerusalem Post that Israel's military edge in region is 'matter of law, not a matter of policy' | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 18: 23 | UAE has long voiced interest in F-35 jets and were promised chance to buy them when agreeing to normalise ties with Israel (AFP/File photo) | US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman say…

Eds. (2020-09-23). Deutsche Bank money laundering scandal could create greatest economic crisis in history. mronline.org The leak of the FinCEN Files over the weekend has rocked global markets and augurs a financial crisis of epic proportions as Deutsche Bank hovers over the precipice.

Dean Baker (2020-09-23). Are Red State Governors Getting Their People Killed to Help Donald Trump's Re-election Chances? counterpunch.org This is an incredibly ghoulish question, that it would absurd to ask in normal times. But these are not normal times. We know Donald Trump has staffed the top levels of his administration with people who unhesitatingly put Donald Trump's political prospects above the well-being of the people. It is certainly plausible that Republican governors

Yves Engler (2020-09-23). Does Canadian Left Icon Stephen Lewis want Palestine to Disappear? dissidentvoice.org Stephen Lewis seems to want Palestine to disappear. The latest example in a long history of anti-Palestinian activism is his claim that Canada's anti-Palestinian voting record at the UN didn't contribute to its defeat for a seat on the Security Council. Recently I was forwarded an email that activist Elizabeth Block shared to Independent Jewish …

Dianne Mathiowetz (2020-09-23). Whistleblower exposes: ICE abuses detainees. workers.org EDITOR'S NOTES: As we go to press, a Sept. 21 press release from Georgia Detention Watch announced that Cipriano Chavez-Alvarez, 61, is the third detainee at the Stewart Detention Center located in Lumpkin, Georgia to die of COVID-19. Press conference on ICE abuse, Ocilla, Ga., Sept. 15. Whistleblower Dawn Wooten . . . |

MEE staff (2020-09-23). Turkey, Greece agree to 'exploratory' talks over Eastern Mediterranean disputes. middleeasteye.net Turkey, Greece agree to 'exploratory' talks over Eastern Mediterranean disputes | Officials say talks will be held 'soon in Istanbul' following German-led efforts to defuse tensions | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 11: 34 | Turkey and Greece agreed to hold talks over disputes in the Mediterranean, following a video conference between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Counc…

David L. Wilson (2020-09-23). The Democrats' immigration agenda. mronline.org The immigration plank in this year's Democratic Party platform is a reminder that real immigration reform isn't going to happen without serious grassroots organizing.

Associated Press (2020-09-23). Fenway Park expected to be used as voting venue. peoplesworld.org BOSTON (AP) — There's the windup, the pitch — and the vote. Election officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue when they meet Thursday after Red Sox owner John Henry offered the storied ballpark for voters hesitant to cast ballots indoors. City officials toured the park and have …

MEE staff (2020-09-23). More than 14 million people internally displaced in first half of 2020: Report. middleeasteye.net More than 14 million people internally displaced in first half of 2020: Report | Majority of global displacements caused by natural disasters, while Syrians were biggest group displaced by conflict | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 19: 50 | Children ride in back of truck passing by internally-displaced persons camp west of Aleppo, Syria, in February (AFP/File photo) | Millions of people have been displaced by conflict and n…

Eds. (2020-09-23). Big Data and the science of manipulating the masses. mronline.org With the advance of communications technology, the information society and internet, this knowledge has become so sophisticated that its impact is difficult to estimate.

MEE staff (2020-09-23). Saudi dissidents launch new party calling for democracy in kingdom. middleeasteye.net Saudi dissidents launch new party calling for democracy in kingdom | New group calls for independent judiciary, elected parliament and equality under law | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 23: 01 | NAAS aims to 'establish a path to democracy as a governing system' in Saudi Arabia (Twitter) | Exiled Saudi activists have formed a political party calling for democracy and respect for human rights in the kingdom, a move that bri…

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-09-23). Why Modi's government is not up to the task. mronline.org The Modi regime believes that no matter how impoverished the people are their electoral support can always be won by promoting Hindutva and effecting a communal polarization. It is an utterly cynical view, but then, the present dispensation represents the acme of cynicism.

Staff (2020-09-23). Black people are by far the biggest victims of looting in America. therealnews.com The ignored history of violence against Black people & property overshadows a few broken windows and burned buildings today.

Melvin Goodman (2020-09-23). Arming the Planet: the USA as the World's Leading Weapons Dealer. counterpunch.org For the past several decades, the United States has been the world's leading producer of major weapons systems and the leader in global arms sales. More of these sales have taken place in the globe's most volatile region, the Middle East, than in any other region of the world. The so-called peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrein, which were brokered by the United States, were business deals designed to expand U.S. arms sales in the Persian Gulf.

Tim Libretti (2020-09-23). Coronavirus is no excuse for Trump's failing economy: A socialist viewpoint. peoplesworld.org The narrative Trump and his Republican allies have been weaving about his managing of the U.S. economy is that he had presided over, if not himself built, the strongest economy in the nation's history and that it was only slowed by the coronavirus outbreak, which was not his fault. He can't be held responsible for …

Workers World Party (2020-09-23). Stop forced sterilizations! Shut down all detention centers! workers.org The Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party commends the heroic action of Dawn Wooten, a licensed practical nurse, for exposing forced sterilizations at the Irwin County, Georgia ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) Detention Center operated by LaSalle Corrections, a private for-profit prison. Project South, one of the advocacy groups . . . |

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-23). Medical workers of conviction: Speaking to Cuban doctors who heal the world. mronline.org The United States government has continued attacking Cuban medical internationalism right up to the current pandemic, making wild allegations against the program that disparage the medical workers.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2020-09-23). American horror story of the 21st century: U.S. immigration detention centers. peoplesworld.org Halloween may be fast approaching, but you don't have to wait until Oct. 31 for a truly scary tale. Damning reports and allegations have come out detailing the nightmarish conditions at immigration detention camps in the United States. Things were already bad inside the centers, but the situation is now exacerbated by a deadly global …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-23). Palestinians Are Not Numbers. dissidentvoice.org Palestine can never be truly understood through numbers, because numbers are dehumanizing, impersonal, and, when necessary, can also be contrived to mean something else entirely. Numbers are not meant to tell the story of the human condition, nor should they ever serve as a substitute for emotions. Indeed, the stories of life, death — and …

Eds. (2020-09-23). No socialist paradise: Sweden's COVID-19 response is nothing to envy. mronline.org Eleanor Goldfield reports from Stockholm on how COVID-19 has laid bare the U..S-style capitalist reality creeping into Sweden's already struggling socialized programs.

Keegan James Sarmiento Kloer, David Correia, and Justin Bendell (2020-09-23). Albuquerque Police, Mayor Ignore CDC Advice, Aggressively Police Unsheltered People During Pandemic. counterpunch.org Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and Albuquerque's Department of Family and Community Services (FCS) engage in a pattern and practice of harassing, criminalizing, and displacing unsheltered people living on city streets, parks, or private property, according to sources on the street, a review of 32 criminal complaints filed with the courts in early 2020, and survey data collected by a group of unaffiliated advocates for the homeless.

Eds. (2020-09-23). Review of Jairus Banaji A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism. mronline.org For Jairus Banaji, theory and history are tightly interwoven: without history, theory ends up 'bad abstraction'; without theory, the intelligibility of history is doomed to fail.

Rayhan Uddin (2020-09-23). TIME top 100: Waad al-Kateab, Lina Attalah and Yousef al-Otaiba make annual 'most influential' list. middleeasteye.net TIME top 100: Waad al-Kateab, Lina Attalah and Yousef al-Otaiba make annual 'most influential' list | Syrian filmmaker and Egyptian journalist are praised for courageous documenting and reporting, while UAE ambassador gets recognition for building ties with US and Israel | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 14: 15 | (Left to right) Waad al-Kateab, Lina Attalah and Yousef al-Otaiba made the list for TIME magazine's 100…

MEE staff (2020-09-23). Egypt: Dozens arrested as anti-Sisi protests continue for third day. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Dozens arrested as anti-Sisi protests continue for third day | Egyptian villages in several governorates have witnessed continued protest since Sunday in response to a call by self-exiled activist Mohamed Ali | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 09: 47 | Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdelfattah el-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on 20 September, 2019 (AFP…

Nadda Osman (2020-09-23). Debris from Beirut explosion adds to Lebanon's rubbish crisis. middleeasteye.net Debris from Beirut explosion adds to Lebanon's rubbish crisis | The port blast has damaged many waste management facilities, leaving rubbish to pile up again | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 12: 20 | Rubbish has started piling up in streets as the country struggles to deal with the aftermath of the explosion (AFP) | Last month's port blast in Beirut has put further stress on Lebanon's waste management infrastructure,…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-23). Much at stake for workers in federal appeals courts. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —If there ever were six months which proved the importance of federal appeals courts to workers, the first half of 2020 was it. Both for, and often against, those judges, especially on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, determined workers' fate, even more so than the U.S. Supreme Court or …

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2020-09-23). There is a union difference: mortality rates from COVID-19 are lower in unionized nursing homes. mronline.org We need strong unions, all of us. Tragically, even during the pandemic, businesses continue to aggressively resist worker attempts at unionization. And recent decisions by the NLRB only add to worker difficulties.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-23). More Than Just Statistics: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse. mintpressnews.com A single chart, or a thousand, can never truly describe the actual terror felt by a million children who feared for their lives during those horrific days; or transport us to a bedroom where a family of ten huddled in the dark, praying for God's mercy as the earth shook, concrete collapsed and glass shattered all around them.

Yasmena al-Mulla (2020-09-23). 'Unaltered position': Kuwait denies Trump claim it will back Israel normalisation. middleeasteye.net 'Unaltered position': Kuwait denies Trump claim it will back Israel normalisation | Cabinet of ministers' statement reflects strong historical relations between the Gulf country and Palestine

| Wed, 09/23/2020 – 14: 21 | Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah accepts the US Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander on behalf of his father the Kuwaiti emir during a ceremony at the…

Mike Hastie (2020-09-23). When Truth Exposes the Unspeakable. counterpunch.org I photographed this billboard on September 19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Three days prior to this, Portland, Oregon had the worst air quality in the world, as a result of raging killer Climate Fires throughout the state. President Donald Trump believes thatGlobal Warming is a hoax. Millions of Americans are directly influenced by his opinions. As you look at

RT (2020-09-23). Chlamydia & gonorrhea rates in younger US women SOAR, as health experts raise alarm over drop in tests during pandemic. rt.com Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea have skyrocketed among young women in the US in recent years. Health experts are concerned infections are now going undiagnosed after testing dropped precipitously as a result of the pandemic. | According to the results of a recent study conducted by Quest Diagnostics, The research examined 17 million laboratory samples from women aged 1…

RT (2020-09-23). Seattle lawmakers successfully override mayor's veto on $3 million police budget cut & 100 officer layoffs. rt.com Seattle City Council has voted to overturn Mayor Jenny Durkan's veto on legislation that would slash millions of dollars from the local police budget, a move cheered by activist groups and reviled by some residents. | The council overturned Durkan's veto by a vote of 7-2, securing exactly the number of votes needed to put the legislation into effect. | "In the wake of a racial reckoning, a $300 million budget shortfall, a pandemic, a climate crisis, a homelessness crisis… and a lack of federal leadership, our fundamental duty remains: to balance the city's budget and meet the needs of Seattle's most vulnerab…

RT (2020-09-23). Florida AG urges FBI to probe Mike Bloomberg's pro-Biden effort to pay fines of 32,000 felons so they can vote. rt.com Florida's attorney general has called on the FBI and state law enforcement to probe potential violations of election law after billionaire Michael Bloomberg raised $16 million to help felons in the state become eligible to vote. | State AG Ashley Moody penned a letter to federal and state police agencies on Wednesday, stating that "further investigation is warranted" after a preliminary review of Bloomberg's voting initiative, which helped to fundraise millions to pay off court fines for some 32,000 felons in order to qualify them to vote under Florida law. | "Today, I sent a letter to the Florida Department o…

RT (2020-09-23). 'They'll come knocking at your door': NRA says a Biden victory would deprive Americans of 'your AR-15,' sends Twitter into frenzy. rt.com Many on Twitter are up in arms over gun control once again, thanks to an NRA post warning Americans that their semi-automatic rifles would be taken away should Joe Biden win the upcoming US presidential vote. | The National Rifle Association has apparently sought to remind Americans about the Democratic Party presidential candidate's stated plans to crack down on gun ownership. However, it appears instead to have reignited the interminable controversy over the future of gun control instead. | "If Joe Biden wins — Mike Bloomberg wins — and Beto O'Rourke will be knocking on your door for your AR-15," t…

RT (2020-09-23). Pentagon slammed for turning $1 billion 'coronavirus fund' into more military-industrial pork — but what did Congress expect? rt.com The Pentagon has defended its decision to repurpose Covid-19 preparedness funds — meant for pandemic response — to prop up weapons contractors as House Democrats slammed its double-dipping. | While the Department of Defense received $1 billion in March's CARES Act stimulus bill specifically to "prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus," it ultimately diverted most of the windfall to defense contractors, the Washington Post revealed on Tuesday. | The pandemic response fund, created under the aegis of the Defense Production Act, was supposed to be used to produce N95 masks, gloves, and other…

Jamal Rich (2020-09-23). Poor People's Campaign and progressive allies take fight to Mitch McConnell's doorstep. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—On Monday, Sept. 21, just days after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's death, organizers from the D.C. Poor People's Campaign and other major local organizations demonstrated by foot and car caravan outside of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's house to demand that he not appoint yet another extreme right Supreme Court justice, that …

A Guest Author (2020-09-23). Defend BLM activist lawyers! workers.org Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman By Noor Jehan Bano A surveillance camera outside this city's 88th Precinct in New York captured footage on May 30 of a Molotov cocktail setting an abandoned, badly damaged, and heavily spray-painted police car on fire. That same night, police kidnapped and caged Urooj Rahman . . . |

Steve Topple (2020-09-23). The new coronavirus rules only work if you're rich. thecanary.co Boris Johnson revealed the Tory government's latest coronavirus (Covid-19) measures on Tuesday 22 September. But some of the advice will only work for richer people. And it shows that

RT (2020-09-23). $50 million Russian Su-30 fighter jet accidentally SHOT DOWN during military drills, but pilots survive, reports say (VIDEO). rt.com A Su-30 fighter jet that crashed in central Russia might have been accidentally shot down by another jet during military drills, local media has reported. Both pilots managed to eject safely, but the aircraft was destroyed. | The plane, which cost some $50 million back in 2012, came down in a wooded area in Russia's central Tver Region on Tuesday. The two pilots survived the crash and were evacuated. They were in a "satisfactory" condition after the incident, the press service for Russia's Western Military District explained. | While the military remained tight-lipped on the causes of the crash, multiple media…

RT (2020-09-23). Drivers will need 'Kent Access Permit' to get into UK once Brexit transition ends, Michael Gove says. rt.com British ports could face up to 7,000 lorry queues if businesses do not cooperate and get proper paperwork to make it through the county of Kent, according Minister for Cabinet Office Michael Gove. | "The biggest potential cause of disruption are traders not being ready for controls implemented by EU Member States on 1 January 2021," Gove wrote to British businesses in a letter leaked this week, laying out a "worst case scenario" for Brexit. | It is essential that traders act now and get ready for new formalities. | These formalities will include an internal border of sorts, that will sport police and camera te…

RT (2020-09-23). Moderna, Pfizer & AstraZeneca seek urgent approval for their shots, just what Sputnik V was attacked for — don't expect a backlash. rt.com Competitors in the Covid-19 vaccine race are publishing clinical protocols in hopes of securing lucrative emergency approval, which Russia's Sputnik V was previously attacked for seeking. This time, however, the media are quiet. | The frontrunners in the US and western Europe's quest to develop a coronavirus vaccine — Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna — have published their trial protocols in response to growing public unease over the rapid rollout of the promised coronavirus magic bullet. They reveal an overwhelming emphasis on being first to secure emergency approval from the relevant regulators, su…

RT (2020-09-23). 'I am the only leader': Exiled Belarusian opposition figure Tikhanovskaya claims presidency after Lukashenko's secret inauguration. rt.com Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a candidate for the Belarusian Presidency in last month's disputed election now in forced exile, has called the inauguration of Alexander Lukashenko for a sixth presidential term, a "farce." | Tikhanovskaya, who believes she really won the contest, was speaking after Lukashenko was inducted to the country's highest office for a sixth consecutive term. Unlike previous occasions, this year's was a low-key ceremony, and was not pre-announced. | "Today, secretly from the people, Lukashenko tried to hold his own inauguration. We all understand what's going on," Tikhanovskaya said. "This so-c…

RT (2020-09-23). 'I'm tired of these woke games': Ann Widdecombe cancels National Trust membership after charity links Churchill home to slavery. rt.com Former Tory minister and current MEP Ann Widdecombe has revealed she cancelled her National Trust membership after the heritage conservation charity linked some of its historic properties to colonialism and slavery. | Speaking to Channel 5's Jeremy Vine on Wednesday about the Trust's recent report, Widdecombe said she was "tired of these sorts of woke games being played." The report detailed links some of the Trust properties have to people who were involved in British colonial expansion and the slave trade. Widdecombe was particularly appalled by the inclusion of the homes of World War II Prime Minister Winst…

RT (2020-09-23). Closer than weather sats: Asteroid only discovered 5 DAYS ago whizzes by Earth in latest close call. rt.com An asteroid discovered only last Friday is expected to graze Earth this week, coming closer than most TV and weather satellites, in yet another reminder of the potential threats from incoming space rocks. | Asteroid 2020 SW was first spotted on September 18 by the Mount Lemmon Survey in Arizona and announced on September 19 by the Minor Planet Center, which receives funding from NASA to assist in planetary defense monitoring. | The money appears to be well spent: the center has announced the discovery of 244 near-Earth objects in September alone. | 2020 SW is estimated to be passing at 7: 18 am EDT (11: 18 UTC)…

RT (2020-09-23). Jail for misogyny? UK govt advised 'gender' should be added to 'protected characteristics' under hate crime laws. rt.com Sex or gender should be made legally "protected" characteristics in England and Wales, particularly to provide more protection to women, the Law Commission — a government advisory body — has said in a report. | Hate crime laws in England and Wales should be extended to ensure equal protections for all the existing "protected characteristics" and to include some new ones. The report issued on Wednesday proposed extending protection to women "for the first time" in history. | The Law Commission is an independent statutory body tasked with advising the government on legal reforms. It is set to hold pu…

RT (2020-09-23). China blames US for 'obstructing' global fight against emissions, vows to go carbon neutral by 2060. rt.com Beijing has accused the US of "obstructing" the global fight against greenhouse gases, a day after President Xi Jinping said China aims to have "CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060." | China said on Wednesday it considers this plan a "powerful rebuke to the US' unfounded accusations" that were made against it at the UN General Assembly. | The US, which is the world's second-largest polluter, pulled out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation, blaming China for the stalled momentum on tackling global emissions. | "This seriously obstructs the progress of red…

RT (2020-09-23). 'Jesus of Siberia,' cult leader 'Vissarion' found in possession of weapons, cash, jewellery, & adult toys during police raid. rt.com When cops busted Siberia's answer to Christ this week, they discovered plenty of items unbecoming of a self-proclaimed 'Son of God.' Officers found weapons, money and even adult toys in the sect leader's stash of worldly goods. | The haul was uncovered at the cult's compound in Siberia's Krasnoyarsk Region, as contemporary 'Messiah' Sergey Torop was being arrested and charged with "creating a religious association whose activities involve violence against citizens." | Two other members of the sect were arrested alongside its founder on Tuesday, on suspicion of causing "serious harm" to their followers. On top…

RT (2020-09-23). Officials insist second coronavirus lockdown in Russia 'unlikely,' say recent growth in cases was predicted & is 'manageable'. rt.com For ten days now, the number of Covid-19 cases in Russia has been on the rise. While many have expressed concern at the trend, fearing the kind of 'second wave' affecting other parts of Europe, officials appear to be calm. | For instance, Tatiana Ruzhentsova, head of the clinical department of at the national sanitary watchdog's Research Institute of Epidemiology, says she's unconcerned. | "We see no dramatic surge, but the incidence rate is showing upwards tendencies. I would like to stress once again that it was an expected situation because all those who have symptoms of respiratory infections are tested,"

RT (2020-09-23). 'Absolutely incorrect': Kremlin spokesman ridicules Le Monde report suggesting Putin told Macron that Navalny poisoned himself. rt.com Moscow has dismissed a report by Parisian newspaper Le Monde claiming President Vladimir Putin told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that Russian "internet troublemaker" Alexey Navalny may have poisoned himself. | "The newspaper is absolutely incorrect in its wording," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Wednesday. Peskov was referring to a report, on Tuesday, by the French daily claiming some insights into the content of talks between Putin and the French president. | Le Monde claimed it had obtained the sensitive information from anonymous sources. Which, if true, would be a serious vio…

RT (2020-09-23). Drugs cop in western Russia busted for growing marijuana at home & planting it on innocent citizen to boost his arrest numbers. rt.com The deputy head of a Russian city's drugs control department has been arrested for growing cannabis and using it to stage the arrest of an innocent man in a fake possession case. The officer was trying to improve his arrest total.

MEAA (2020-09-23). After getting government paycheck support, Opera Australia institutes mass layoffs. peoplesworld.org Imagine an opera house without an opera company to perform in it. It seems incredible, doesn't it? But what if that opera company is so depleted it is no longer able to perform at the world class standard for which it is renowned? That's the bleak scenario faced by opera company workers in Australia. In …

Kenneth Surin (2020-09-23). The UK's Latest Trick: "Breaking the Law in a Limited And Specific Way" counterpunch.org Boris "BoJo" Johnson signed a Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the EU that included state aid rules for Northern Ireland, in order to prevent the unfair dumping of UK goods into the EU, made possible by exploiting a "soft border" between the non-EU Northern Ireland and the EU-member Republic of Ireland.

Ian Cobain (2020-09-23). UK troops to be shielded from torture prosecutions under proposed law. middleeasteye.net UK troops to be shielded from torture prosecutions under proposed law | The Overseas Operations Bill would protect British troops from murder or torture prosecutions once five years have passed since the alleged crime | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 19: 56 | A British soldier searches Iraqis at a checkpoint on the road to Basra in 2003 (AFP/File photo) | Members of the UK parliament have voted to back a new law proposi…

pip.hinman (2020-09-23). Inner West council takes a stand against uranium. greenleft.org.au

2020-09-24: Social Media Postees

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Officers who murdered Breonna Taylor not held accountable
Rachel Domond | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-24
Breonna Taylor was murdered by Louisville, KY, police while asleep in her home in March of this year. Today, the three officers responsible for her death — Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove — were not held responsible for her death. A grand jury indicted only one former officer, Brett Hankison, with three counts …
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Protests erupt over whitewash of police murder of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky
wsws.org | 2020-09-24
Neither of the two officers who fired the fusillade of 22 bullets that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her Louisville, Kentucky home were charged by the grand jury convened by state authorities.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/24/tayl…

Venezuelan President Maduro proposes new UN fund to support countries facing discrimination
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
Venezuela has proposed creation of a "revolving public purchasing fund" within the United Nations system to guarantee access to food and health products, financed with public resources, to facilitate countries suffering "discrimination and economic blockade" acquire necessary goods and services.
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PDF of September 24 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-09-24
Download the 12-page PDF. Whistleblower: ICE abuses detainees ALSO: Migrant caravan for residency; Defend BLM activist lawyers; Trump, Biden, and U.S. decline; 'Free Palestine' webinar; U.S. Cold War vs TikTok; Is Marxism still relevant? WORKERS ORGANIZE: Illinois; North Carolina. WORLD: Editorial: Ginsburg & SCOTUS. WORLD: Belarus; Bolivia. TEAR DOWN THE . . . | Continue reading PDF of September 24 issue at Workers.org
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Minneapolis calls for an end to aid to Israel, remembers Sabra and Shatila
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-24
Minneapolis, MN – On September 17, over 30 activists in Minneapolis bannered across Interstate 94 during rush hour to remember the Sabra and Shatila massacre and highlight the destructive role the U.S. plays in Lebanon. They waved Palestinian flags and dropped banners across eight lanes of traffic demanding an end to aid in Israel, demanding an end to apartheid, and expressing solidarity against state violence. The response from people passing by was overwhelmingly positive with a constant stream of honks from cars. | From September 16 to 18, 1982, pro-Israel militiamen murdered more than 1000 Palestinian and Leb…
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Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
If the Democrats manage to push Joe Biden over the finish line in November's election, he will find himself presiding over a decadent, declining empire. He will either continue the policies that have led the American empire to decadence and decline, or seize the moment to move our nation into a new phase: a transition…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/will-michele…

André Vltchek Remembered
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-24
In Kenya during Al-Shabaab standoff André, my good friend and comrade, is no more. We worked on several investigative projects together. André's professional rigor, sharpness of understanding, vision and ability to connecting the dots is exemplary. We shared some unforgettable moments, when we followed a refugee trail from Bodrum, Turkey to the Greek Island of …
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Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (South Africa): Release U.S. political prisoners jailed for fighting in the anti-racist struggle!
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-24
Political repression in the USA continues against those leading the massive anti-racist protest movement, as seen in the recent arrests of four leaders of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and the ongoing criminalization of the protest movement as a whole.
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Tallahassee rallies for community control of the police – CPAC now!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-24
Tallahassee, FL – Community activists gathered in front of city hall September 19 for a protest calling for the formation of an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), and demanding that State Attorney Jack Campbell drop the charges against the #Tally19 – arrested for participating in a protest on September 5 to condemn a grand jury decision that condoned three recent police murders of civilians. | Saturday's action was organized locally by the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) with the support of Tallahassee Dream Defenders, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, More Than A Name, and Fl…
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RBG and America's Priestly Class
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
"It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds. Those rights only come alive when citizens organize, protest, demonstrate, strike, boycott, rebel, and violate the law in order to uphold justice." — Howard Zinn The history of most ancient…
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Bill Gates' Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life
Vandana Shiva | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
In March 2015, Bill Gates showed an image of the coronavirus during a TED Talk and told the audience that it was what the greatest catastrophe of our time would look like. The real threat to life, he said, is 'not missiles, but microbes.' When the coronavirus pandemic swept over the earth like a tsunami…
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U.S. War Crimes in Yemen: It's Time to Stop Looking the Other Way
Andrea Prasow | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
The longstanding involvement of the United States in the conflict in Yemen is facing renewed scrutiny. On September 16, State Department officials testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about whether the State Department misled Congress — and the American people — by circumventing controls designed to limit arms sales and ensure congressional oversight. The…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/u-s-war-crim…

FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the post-pandemic planet
news.un.org | 2020-09-24
An emphasis on sustainable development and fighting climate change will benefit countries around the world as they recover from the unprecedented economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, says the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).
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Current CO2 emissions greatly outpace ocean CO2 level caused by ancient volcanoes
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-24
According to a new study, human activities are leading to CO2 emissions at a rate three to eight times faster than what the volcanic eruptions might have done, which may prove catastrophic to species in water and on land…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/24/current-c…

Jacksonville demands People's Budget, stands in solidarity with the Tally 19
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-24
Jacksonville, FL — On September 19, over 120 people showed up outside city hall in downtown Jacksonville demanding a people's budget and community control of the police. This action was in response to the call by the National Alliance Against Racist and Pollical Repression (NAARPR) national call to action. The Jacksonville Community Action Committee is an affiliate of NAARPR. | Speakers from Jacksonville Community Action Committee, University of North Florida SDS, Take 'Em Down Jax, Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, ACLU, Mount Sinai Baptist Church and other organizations participated. The demands have b…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/23/jacksonv…

The Dying Planet Report 2020
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-24
The report, released September 10th, describes how the over-exploitation of ecological resources by humanity from 1970 to 2016 has contributed to a 68% plunge in wild vertebrate populations, inclusive of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish.
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U.S. & Guyana unveil joint Military patrols on oil-rich Venezuela border
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-24
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo completed a whirlwind tour of Surinam, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia to boost anti-Venezuela efforts.
mronline.org/2020/09/24/u-s-guyana-unvei…

Corona-fied: Employers Spying on Remote Workers in Their Homes
Steven Hill | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
The future of work is here, ushered in by a global pandemic. But is it turning employment into a Worker's Paradise of working at home? Or more of a Big Brother panopticon? Disturbing increases in the use of digital surveillance technologies by employers to monitor their remote workers are raising alarm bells. With the number…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/corona-fied-…

Assange on Trial: Suicide, Hallucinations and Psychological Torture
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
September 22. Central Criminal Court, London. The prosecutors in the Julian Assange case did their show trial predecessors from other legal traditions proud. The ghosts of such figures as Soviet state prosecutor Andrey Vyshinsky, would have approved of the line of questioning taken by James Lewis QC: suggest that Assange, accused of 17 counts of…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/assange-on-t…

Assange's Twelfth Day at the Old Bailey: Autism, Suicide and Prisons
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-24
September 23. Central Criminal Court, London. Following the script sheet of the previous day, the non sequitur, pop medical view of the prosecution was again in sharp evidence at the Old Bailey. In an effort to make the road for Julian Assange's extradition to the United States for 17 charges under the US Espionage Act …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/assanges-twel…

Every Day is Memorial Day
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
The Trump Virus has killed as Many Americans as Died in Combat in the 4 Years of the Civil War…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/every-day-is-memor…

What the OAS Did to Bolivia
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
Bolivia has descended into a nightmare of political repression and racist state violence since the democratically elected government of Evo Morales was overthrown by the military on November 10…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/what-the-oas-did-t…

U.S. War Crimes in Yemen: Stop Looking the Other Way
Andrea Prasow | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
The State Department warned for years that the U.S. was complicit in war crimes in Yemen. No one put a stop to it.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/u-s-war-crimes-in-…

Saturday 10/3: Suds Snacks & Socialism: Elections Part 2: Socialist Perspectives on the Presidential Race
Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
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Wednesday 9/23: Recording: Supreme Court Lying in Repose Ceremony for Justice Ginsburg (watch anytime)
ERA Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online recording…
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#FreeAssange Campaign Targeted by Concerted Spambot Attack During Extradition Hearing
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who faces up to 175 years in prison for his role in obtaining and publishing classified US diplomatic cables, is now at the centre of a series of extradition hearings at London's Central Criminal Court.
sputniknews.com/world/202009241080559182…

Socialist candidate seeks 'fair share' for Northern suburbs
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
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For an egalitarian, cooperative road to an ecosocialist future
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
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The US is Using the Guardian to Justify Jailing Assange for Life. Why is the Paper So Silent?
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States. Assange faces 175 years in a US super-max prison on the basis of claims by Donald Trump's administration that his exposure of US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan amounts to "espionage".
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/the-us-is-us…

With a 'game-changing' pledge, China makes Donald Trump the pariah of the planet
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-09-24
Humiliating Donald Trump. Offering a rare piece of hopeful news for our ailing planet. What's not to like about China's "game-changing" announcement on climate action? | New aspirations: | China's president Xi Jinping addressed the UN General Assembly on 22 September. In his speech, he laid out new pledges on carbon emissions. Xi said: Humankind can no longer afford to ignore the repeated warnings of Nature and go down the beaten path of extracting resources without investing in conservation, pursuing develo…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/09/24/with-a-…

Triple Crisis in the Anthropocene Ocean. Part Two: Running low on oxygen
Ian Angus | mronline.org | 2020-09-24
Continuing Ian Angus's examination of the 'deadly trio' of CO2-driven assaults on ocean life. Part two: The ocean is losing its breath.
mronline.org/2020/09/24/triple-crisis-in…

Global Warming Burps, Bubbles, Simmers and Sours On
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
The Northern Hemisphere saw a record high temperature increase, to +1.38 ∞C above the global average temperature during 1881-1920, during this COVID-19 pandemic summer of 2020. [1] The Arctic sea ice has been melting at an increasing rate, not just from above because of the now Global Warming-enhanced elevated air temperature during the Arctic summer, but…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/global-warmi…

Minnesotans demand climate justice now!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-24
St. Paul, MN – On September 22, activists from the newly formed Climate Justice Committee (CJC) hung banners over the side of the Snelling Avenue bridge and the pedestrian bridge that spans Interstate-94 connecting downtown Minneapolis with downtown Saint Paul. The banners read, "Capitalism kills the planet," "The U.S. military: The #1 polluter," "Push Biden left on climate change" and "2050 is too late, climate justice now." The last slogan references Democratic nominee Joe Biden's climate plan, which positions its goal as 100% clean energy by 2050. | Alongside Biden's climate plan, in August, a section of the D…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/23/minnesot…

Trump's Herd Mentality Won't Save Us
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
y now most people are aware of Donald Trump's latest blunder when he claimed "herd mentality" would ultimately save us from the coronavirus pandemic that has decimated the nation's economy, killed nearly 200,000 American citizens, and shows no sign of "disappearing almost like a miracle" as he predicted six long months ago. Given Trump's denial…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/trumps-herd-…

Lancaster demands justice: The police murder of Ricardo Muñoz and its aftermath
JenMarie Macdonald and Veronica Adams | liberationnews.org | 2020-09-24
On September 13, a Lancaster police officer shot and killed Ricardo Muñoz when responding to a call. Deborah Muñoz, the victim's sister, reported to local media that she had called a crisis intervention organization and nonemergency police number with the intention of getting her brother mental health support. Her calls were dispatched to the police. …
liberationnews.org/lancaster-demands-jus…

FinCen Files Shine Spotlight on Suspicious Bank Transfers
Chuck Collins | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-24
On September 20th, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) –the reporters who brought us the "Panama Papers" and the "Paradise Papers" — released the "FinCEN Files," in collaboration with Buzzfeed News. The FinCEN Files are the result of a U.S. leak of 2,100 "Suspicious Activity Reports" (SARs) –covering over 18,000 transactions — filed by…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/24/fincen-files…

Wells Fargo CEO promises more 'diversity' after woke backlash over 'limited pool of black talent' remark
rt.com | 2020-09-24
The CEO of Wells Fargo offered a groveling apology for his "unconscious bias" and promised more diversity at one of the largest US banks, after a quote from an internal memo caused outrage; even some members of Congress joined in. | "I apologize for making an insensitive comment reflecting my own unconscious bias," Charlie Scharf said in a statement released on Wednesday. "There are many talented diverse individuals working at Wells Fargo and throughout th…
rt.com/usa/501537-wells-fargo-diversity-…

The Politics of Portland's Protests
Shamus Cooke | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
The quietly coordinated move allowed Oregon State Troopers to be federally deputized, essentially making them Trump's Troopers. Such a bold move by Oregon's liberal executives–in arguably one of the bluest states in the country–is comparable to treason…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-politics-of-po…

Welcome to the "Anarchist Jurisdiction" of New York — Where Cops Crush Every Tiny Protest
Natasha Lennard | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
Bill Barr's designation of Seattle, Portland, and New York is a cynical Trump reelection ploy — with potentially dangerous consequences…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/welcome-to-the-ana…

Why Trump's Racist And Neo-Fascist Campaign Resonates In 21st Century US
CJ Polychroniou | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
The major task for progressives is to search for creative ways that will alter public consciousness in the United States about the devastating effects of a political culture engulfed in the flames of racial strife, violence, militarism, and climate change denialism…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-trumps-racist-…

GOP Reshaped U.S. to Hold Onto Power–Can Dems Do the Same Thing to Save It?
Thom Hartmann | zcomm.org | 2020-09-24
Mitch McConnell understands holding minority power requires ruthless brutality…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/gop-reshaped-u-s-t…

"Stop Rigging The Election" SEIU1021 Oakland Workers Demand Union Democracy
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
SEIU 1021 Oakland members protested at the SEIU Oak Street office on September 23, 2020 to demand a end to the rigging of the election of SEIU 1021 officials. They are allowing a non-city worker on the salary of the union to run for chapter office.
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Reunión Mundial de Cineastas y Narradores Indígenas
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Convocatoria: Reunión Mundial de Cineastas Indígenas y Narradores de Historias…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Thursday 10/1: Abolition Orientation: Cops off Campus Edition
UC Cops Off Campus | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Barn Theater parking lot (base of UC Santa Cruz campus)…
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Sunday 9/27: In Conversation! Carla Gannis with Dorothy Santos
Telematic Media Arts | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Streaming live on Twitch! | http: //www.twitch.tv/tttelematiccc…
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Thursday 9/24: San Francisco: Bike to Wherever Day Celebration
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Throughout the City of San Francisco–wherever!
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883690…

Wednesday 9/30: Capitalisms Patriarchal Prison System
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Zoom. Registration link: bit.ly/32vLSGI
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Friday 9/25: Climate Emergency Mobilization Summit Bay Area
Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online…
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Friday 9/25: Vigil to End the ICE Violence Against Women (Santa Rosa)
North Bay Organizing Project & others | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Intersection of Sebastopol Ave. & West Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95407…
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Wednesday 9/23: Medicare for All Town Hall: Building the Movement for Health Care Justice
Public Citizen and numerous partners | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online/virtual…
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Saturday 9/26: #FreeTheFamilies Vigil for the Women in ICE Custody (Albany)
Families Belong Together | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Albany Memorial Park, 904 Jackson St, Albany, CA 94706…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/22/1883687…

Thursday 9/24: "Capturing The Flag" Award Winning Film Screening & Discussion on Voter Suppression
Common Cause and others | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online screening…
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Thursday 9/24: Virtual Rally to Honor RBG & Protest Forced Sterilizations of Women in ICE Custody
Families Belong Together | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online via livestream or Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883689…

Racist Gentrifier Victoria Fierce Running for AC Transit At-Large Director
Author | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Victoria Fierce, known for gentrification advocacy and for making racist policy statements, is running as a candidate for AC Transit At-Large Director…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883689…

Saturday 9/26: Climate Strike: #BayAreaShoeStrike Climate Emergency Protest Online & In-person North Bay
350 Marin & others | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
In-person: Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Ave, Novato, CA 94945 | Online via social media & YouTube…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Thursday 10/1: UC Berkeley Cops off Campus Rally
UC Cops Off Campus | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Marthin Luther King Jr. Civic Park (2141 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley)…
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Tuesday 9/29: Call to Aciton w/ NARAL CA: SCOTUS, Forced Sterilizations by ICE & 2020 Election
NARAL California | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Online/virtual…
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Open Letter: Dump Trump, Then Battle Biden
55 Progressive Activists and Writers | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Priority is dumping Trump…
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Sunday 9/27: #FreeTheFamilies Vigil for ICE Detainees in Walnut Creek
Families Belong Together | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/22/1883686…

Santa Cruz City Council Candidate Positions on Sustainable Transportation
Santa Cruz News Network | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
The Campaign for Sustainable Transportation has published responses from their survey of Santa Cruz City Council candidates regarding positions on current issues, as well as significant votes before the City Council in the last two years. Four candidates scored 100% on the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation scorecard: Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Kayla Kumar, and Alicia Kuhl (see photo).
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883689…

Representation & Power Zine
ZINES | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Zine version of "George Floyd Solidarity in the Bay Area: Representation and Power" by Anarchist People of Color.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Friday 9/25: Climate Strike: March 4 Our Future Against Chevron Corporation in Richmond
Youth Solidarity Project | indybay.org | 2020-09-24
Starting point: Judge George D Carroll Park, cross streets area of South Gardland Ave & E. Richmond Ave. & West Cutting Blvd, Richmond, CA 94801…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Genome of Alexander Fleming's original penicillin-producing mould sequenced
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
Researchers have sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming's penicillin mould for the first time and compared it to later versions.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204713/genome-alexander-flemings-original-penicillin-producing-mould

Alice Gast joins Lewis Hamilton to grow diversity in engineering and F1
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
Imperial's President will help improve representation of Black people in motorsport through a new initiative led by Lewis Hamilton.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204953/alice-gast-joins-lewis-hamilton-grow

Re-design the future, Mary Robinson urges at Transition to Zero Pollution launch
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, called for "a bold new vision for the future" at the launch of Transition to Zero Pollution.
imperial.ac.uk/news/204893/re-design-future-mary-robinson-urges-transition

Imperial and MIT launch seed fund for ideas that reduce the impact of pollution
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-09-24
Imperial and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have launched a research seed fund for ideas that will help reduce the impact of pollution.
imperial.ac.uk/news/203673/imperial-mit-launch-seed-fund-ideas

Global Sell-Off Drives European Stocks to Three-Month Lows
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
The EU equities suffered the latest losses amid a lack of new stimuli for the US economy and fears of an approaching second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
sputniknews.com/world/202009241080556869…

Bernese Mountain Dog Takes Care of Adorable Puppy
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
Dogs have a well-documented predisposition to care about puppies; their ancestors were wolves, and in wolf packs not all of the females breed but all of them take care of the pups.
sputniknews.com/videoclub/20200924108055…

Israeli Man Who Lost His Mother in Palestinian Suicide Attack Opens Up About His Loss, Anger & Pain
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
It has been 20 years since the onset of the Second Palestinian uprising, during which Palestinian terrorists killed more than a thousand Israelis, many of whom were civilians. The IDF killed over 3,000 Palestinians throughout the 2nd intifada.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020092410805…

Cute Retriever Puppy Chews His Friend, Making Everyone Smile in a Big Way
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
Puppies usually love to chew on shoes, toys, sticks, paper and even furniture legs. But have you ever seen a pup enjoy nibbling on the ears of another doggo? Well, this video of a puppy trying to wake up another pup by playing with its ears will surely make you go 'aww'.
sputniknews.com/videoclub/20200924108055…

'Not a Big Fan': Trump Responds to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle US Election Comments
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
In a video message released Tuesday, UK Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the latter a US citizen, called on Americans to "reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity", urging them to vote on 3 November in the "most important election of our lifetime". Many viewed the comments as directed against US President Donald Trump.
sputniknews.com/us/202009241080555521-no…

Sweden Accuses Russian, Danish Ships of Violating Its Waters
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
According to Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, who called the violations "unacceptable", the alleged Russian intrusion happened on 14 September near Gothenburg and lasted 11 minutes. By contrast, no details of the Danish one were provided.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200924108055645…

Less Than One-in-Ten US Residents Immune to COVID-19, CDC Chief Warns
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-24
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention director, Robert Redfield, told a Senate hearing that the number of people who had so far been been infected with the COVID-19 virus varied from state to state, from one percent up to a quarter of the population.
sputniknews.com/us/202009241080553359-le…

Courts head apologises after Black barrister mistaken for defendant three times in a day
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-09-24
The acting head of the UK's court service has apologised after a Black barrister was mistaken for a defendant three times in one day. | Alexandra Wilson, a criminal and family barrister and author of In Black And White, tweeted that she was "absolutely exhausted" after staff at the court repeatedly failed to recognise she worked in the legal profession. | Her tweets quickly went viral, drawing accusations of racism within the UK's court system. | Kevin Sadler, the acting chief executive of Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service apologised to Wilson and said it was "totally unacceptable behaviour" and he would…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/09/24/courts-h…

Public service unionists launch campaign against federal pay freeze
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
greenleft.org.au/content/public-service-…

Iran 'coordinates steps in Syria with Russia, Turkey'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
The Syrian issue requires an exceptional strategy, and Iran coordinates its steps in Syria with Russia and Turkey, the Iranian foreign minister said Thursday."There are serious problems in our region," Javad Zarif told Iranian media during his visit to the Russian capital Moscow."Syrian issue requires special coordination. We coordinate our steps with Turkey and Russia in Syria under Astana process."The Astana peace process to end the Syrian conflict was launched in January 2017 by Turkey, Russia, and Iran.Since the eruption of the bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, thousands of people died, millions fled the cou…
yenisafak.com/en/world/iran-coordinates-…

Fatah: Intra-Palestinian talks in Turkey 'fruitful'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
A top member of Palestinian Fatah on Thursday said that ongoing talks in Turkey with its longtime rival Hamas are "positive, fruitful, and productive." | "The dialogue is an important step towards reconciliation and partnership, and unifying the Palestinian stance in the light of the consensus on rejecting all the liquidation projects against the Palestinian cause." Hussein al-Sheikh, a member of Fatah's Central Committee, wrote on Twitter. | Separately, Munir al-Jaghoub, who heads Fatah's information office, told Anadolu Agency that a senior Fatah delegation will head to the Qatari capital Doha and then to Cairo…
yenisafak.com/en/news/fatah-intra-palest…

Turkey's Central Bank raises interest rates by 200 bps
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Turkey's Central Bank on Thursday raised its one-week repo rate — also known as the bank's policy rate — by 200 basis points.The bank's policy rate increased to 10.25% from 8.25%.The decision was announced in a statement following the bank's eighth Monetary Policy Committee (MCP) meeting this year.In the previous three consecutive meetings, the bank kept the rate constant at 8.25%, following a gradual cut of 375 basis points from 12% over the preceding months.Last year, in eight meetings, the bank cut the rate by a total of 1,200 basis points from 24%.After holding eight meetings last year, this year…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkeys-central-ba…

Virus cases in Eurasia, Central Asia rise by over 4,600
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
More cases of the novel coronavirus and fatalities related to the disease were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Thursday.- UkraineThe death toll in Ukraine reached 3,757 with 52 more fatalities over the past 24 hours, the country's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said.Confirming another 3,372 cases that brought the total to 188,106, the minister added that 83,458 have recovered from the virus, so far.- UzbekistanAs many as 392 new virus cases brought Uzbekistan's tally to 53,667.One more fatality raised the death toll to 445, while recoveries rose to 49,832, according to the Health Mini…
yenisafak.com/en/world/virus-cases-in-eu…

Ukraine says Lukashenko not 'legitimate' Belarus leader
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Ukraine does not consider Alexander Lukashenko the legitimate president of Belarus, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kulebahours announced Thursday, a day after the veteran leader was sworn in for a sixth term."Today's "inauguration" of Lukashenko does not mean his recognition as a legitimate head of Belarusian state," he wrote on Twitter. "Ukraine has never interfered in internal affairs of Belarus and will always support the Belarusian people."Protests broke out after Lukashenko, who has served as president since 1994, was declared the winner of Aug. 9 polls. Opposition candidates, however, accused the administration of…
yenisafak.com/en/world/ukraine-says-luka…

Russia's Lavrov, WHO Europe chief discuss virus fight
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Russia's foreign minister and the World Health Organization's (WHO) Europe director discussed the fight against COVID-19 in a meeting, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.Sergey Lavrov and Hans Kluge met on Sept. 23 to discuss Russia and the WHO's cooperation, paying special attention to the coronavirus situation, the ministry said in a statement on its website."Mutual interest in developing cooperation was confirmed, and plans were considered to assist countries in the region in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and other health challenges," the statement said.Lavrov conveyed Russia's support for…
yenisafak.com/en/world/russias-lavrov-wh…

Hong Kong activist 'arrested over 2019 protest'
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested for attending an "unlawful assembly" last year, a statement on his Twitter account said on Thursday."Joshua [Wong] is arrested when reporting to Central Police Station at about 1pm today [0500GMT]," it said. "The arrest is related to participating in an unauthorized assembly on 5 Oct. last year. He is told to have violated the draconian anti-mask law as well."The 23-year-old was at the forefront of anti-government protests last year demanding the withdrawal of a controversial bill that would have allowed extradition of alleged criminals to m…
yenisafak.com/en/news/hong-kong-activist…

Dogs used to detect coronavirus in pilot project at Helsinki airport
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-24
Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing at the airport.The dogs' efficiency has not been proven in comparative scientific studies so passengers who volunteer to be tested and are suspected as carrying the virus are instructed to also take a swab to confirm the result.A team of 15 dogs and 10 instructors are being trained for the job in Finland by volunteers, sponsored by a private veterinary clinic. Among them is Kossi, a rescue dog from Spain, who was tra…
yenisafak.com/en/world/dogs-used-to-dete…

The Virus That Stole Christmas
Gregg Gonsalves | thenation.com | 2020-09-24
The Virus That Stole Christmas…
thenation.com/article/society/covid-chri…

Tax cuts for the rich, gas for the rest of us
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
greenleft.org.au/content/tax-cuts-rich-g…

New campaign to free jailed Kurdish leader
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
greenleft.org.au/content/new-campaign-fr…

Media and tech giants fight over our democracy
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-09-24
greenleft.org.au/content/media-and-tech-…

'Edge of the abyss': Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-24
'Edge of the abyss': Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb | Move comes after number of daily new cases has reached nearly 7,000 among a population of just nine million | MEE and agencies | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 08: 04 | Netanyahu has rejected allegations from protesters that a tougher lockdown was essentially aimed at quashing demonstrations against him (Reuters) | Prime Minister Benjamin Net…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-corona…

These Races Will Shape What the US Elections Mean for Climate Progress
Mark Hertsgaard | thenation.com | 2020-09-24
These Races Will Shape What the US Elections Mean for Climate Progress…
thenation.com/article/environment/climat…

Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador
Kate Doyle | thenation.com | 2020-09-24
Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador…
thenation.com/article/world/war-crime-el…

Claudia Rankine Wants Us to Talk
Nawal Arjini | thenation.com | 2020-09-24
Claudia Rankine Wants Us to Talk…
thenation.com/article/culture/qa-just-us…

US & allies ignore Colombia political assassinations
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-23
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with human rights lawyer Santiago Salinas Miranda about a wave of massacres and political assassinations sweeping Colombia. They discuss the Colombian government's role in the murders and ask why the international community has turned a blind eye to the killings.
thegrayzone.com/2020/09/23/us-allies-ign…

Grand juries fail to charge police in cases like the Breonna Taylor killing. That's by design
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-23
The indictment of one of three officers who took part in the botched drug raid that killed Breonna Taylor raises serious questions about the role of grand juries investigating police involved killings.
therealnews.com/breonna-taylor-grand-jur…

Breonna Taylor Case Underscores Need for Real Police Reform
commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
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True Justice Denied to Police Murder Victim Breonna Taylor, Greenlining Institute Says
commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
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Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Release of Grand Jury's Findings in Breonna Taylor Killing by Louisville Police
commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
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Experts Available to Speak on‚ÄØGrand Jury's Decision to Indict One Officer in Breonna Taylor‚ÄØCase
commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
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Kentucky A.G.'s Failure to Bring Murder Charges is a Second Injustice Against Breonna Taylor
commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
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Breonna Taylor Killing: Only One Police Officer Facing Criminal Charges
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-23
A grand jury has determined that criminal proceedings can move forward against one of the three white police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor, a Black emergency medical technician, in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment in the early morning hours of March 13. | The grand jury's decision, officially released from the office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, is not a pronouncement of guilt, but rather means that formal prosecutorial charges can be issued against the officers who…
truthout.org/articles/breonna-taylor-kil…

'Property More Valuable Than Human Life': No Charges Against Officers for Killing Breonna Taylor
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
"Did I hear that correctly? Only one officer is being held remotely accountable, and it's not for killing Breonna Taylor but instead for shooting apartments?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/09/23/propert…

Workers World Party demands "Stop Censoring Palestinian Resistance!"
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-09-23
Sept. 23 — Today, three media platforms, Facebook, Zoom and YouTube, collaborated to censor a Palestinian program featuring Palestinian revolutionary Leila Khaled and U.S. political prisoners. Workers World Party condemns this censorship and expresses its solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and freedom. The WWP Facebook . . . | Continue reading Workers World Party demands "Stop Censoring Palestinian Resistance!" at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/09/51479/?utm_source=rs…

Facebook plans political censorship in anticipation of "chaos" and "violence" in the 2020 US elections
wsws.org | 2020-09-23
Facebook is working with "world-class military scenario planners" to prepare for civil unrest in the US and "restrict the circulation of content" during the November elections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/23/face…

Online Charter Schools Are Not a Solution to Education in a Pandemic
Florina Rodov | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-23
"Instead of going to school every morning, what if school could come to you?" an ad asks enticingly, promising students "online personalized learning" tailored to their specific needs. It's one of hundreds of active Facebook ads run by K12 Inc., the largest for-profit virtual charter school provider in the United States. As public schools rose to the…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/23/online-chart…

Facebook Suspends Accounts Associated with Event Targeting Coastal GasLink Pipeline
Greenpeace | zcomm.org | 2020-09-23
Hundreds of individual accounts linked to Indigenous, environmental, and social justice organizations were suspended from Facebook because they were co-hosts of an online Facebook event targeting the Coastal GasLink pipeline majority funder.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/facebook-suspends-…

Facebook Prepared to 'Restrict' Content Circulation if US Election Descends Into Online Chaos
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-23
Facebook will take an array of measures to "restrict the circulation of content" if the November 3 US presidential election devolves into chaos and unrest, according to a Tuesday report by the Financial Times.
sputniknews.com/us/202009231080543925-fa…

'Confirmed' Has Become a Meaningless Word in Mainstream News Reporting
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-23
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Last week Politico published a major exclusive report that the "Iranian government is weighing an assassination attempt against the American ambassador to South Africa" in retaliation for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani earlier this year, citing (you guessed it) anonymous government officials. | The claim was nonsensical on its face; the idea that Iran would see the assassination of some random ambassador to an irrelevant country as a proportionate…
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New Report Links Mass Extinction of Animals To Human Activity
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-23
A new report by the WWF shows that humans are overusing earth's biocapacity by over 50%, rendering over 68% of all the world's animal life extinct.
mintpressnews.com/new-report-links-mass-…

Hoping to Force an Outcome, US Sanctions Opposition Parties in Venezuela Ahead of Elections
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-23
Sanctions on Venezuela are nothing new. But Secretary of State Pompeo recently took the unusual step of sanctioning leaders of local opposition parties in an attempt to pressure them to pull out of upcoming elections.
mintpressnews.com/hoping-to-force-an-out…

Ban Fracking in Calif. Now—Not 2024, Say Climate Groups Following Newsom Order to Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
"Setting a timeline to eliminate petroleum vehicles is a big step, but Newsom's announcement provided rhetoric rather than real action on the other critical half of the climate problem—California's dirty oil production." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/09/23/ban-fra…

Clashed Visions at the 2020 UN General Assembly: The Speeches of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
The speeches given by Presidents Trump, Putin, and Xi via video during the 2020 UN General Assembly predictably revealed that the American leader's assessment of the contemporary international situation and related vision of the future markedly differ from his Russian …
globalresearch.ca/unga-2020-trump-putin-…

Why Are Amnesty International Monitors Not Able to Observe the Assange Hearing?
Stefan Simanowitz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
Earlier this month, the street outside the Old Bailey criminal court in London, where Julian Assange's extradition hearing has been taking place, was transformed into a carnival. | Inside the Old Bailey, the courtroom has turned into a circus. There have …
globalresearch.ca/why-amnesty-internatio…

Assange faces "very high risk of suicide," medical expert tells court
wsws.org | 2020-09-23
Kopelman's evidence confirms the warnings made since November 2019 by Doctors for Assange that Assange is suffering "psychological torture" and "could die in prison."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/23/assa…

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 14
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
Monday was a frustrating day as the Assange Hearing drifted deep into a fantasy land where nobody knows or is allowed to say that people were tortured in Guantanamo Bay and under extraordinary rendition. The willingness of Judge Baraitser to …
globalresearch.ca/assange-hearing-day-14…

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta: We Are Prosecuting Assange to Intimidate Others
Oscar Grenfell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
Leon Panetta, who served as director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 2009 to 2011, and then as the Obama administration's secretary for defence, has let the cat out of the bag, telling interviewers that the US …
globalresearch.ca/former-cia-director-le…

As Assange Faces Extradition, the State of U.S. Prisons Grows Worse
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-23
John KIRIAKOU | The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is in a state of chaos. Leadership changes, Covid-19, and criminal activity on the part of BOP officers and staff members has plunged the Justice Department's largest and best-funded bureau into a scandal that, while it has not made the mainstream media, has harmed thousands of prisoners. | [The issue was raised last week in the hearing of Julian Assange in London as the state of mental health care for prisoners, cited in a BOP report, came up in witness testimony in the defense's argument against sending Assange to the U.S. to face time in a U.S. prison.] Micha…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/23/as…

Report, Tuesday, September 22: Julian Assange Hearing
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-23
Julian is profoundly worried that his medical history will be used to discredit him and all that he has worked for, to paint the achievements of Wikileaks in promoting open government and citizen knowledge as the fantasy of a deranged mind. I have no doubt this will be tried, but fortunately there has been a real change in public understanding and acknowledgement of mental illness. I do not think Julian's periodic and infrequent episodes of very serious depression will be successfully portrayed in a bad light, despite the incredibly crass and insensitive attitude displayed today in court by the US Government, who…
popularresistance.org/report-tuesday-sep…

Assange's Eleventh Day at the Old Bailey: Suicide, Hallucinations and Psychological Torture
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-23
September 22. Central Criminal Court, London. Today, the prosecutors in the Julian Assange case did their show trial predecessors from other legal traditions proud. The ghosts of such figures as Soviet state prosecutor Andrey Vyshinsky, would have approved of the line of questioning taken by James Lewis QC: suggest that Assange, accused of 17 counts …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/assanges-elev…

Assange's Eleventh Day at the Old Bailey: Suicide, Hallucinations and Psychological Torture
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
Today, the prosecutors in the Julian Assange case did their show trial predecessors from other legal traditions proud. The ghosts of such figures as Soviet state prosecutor Andrey Vyshinsky, would have approved of the line of questioning taken by …
globalresearch.ca/assange-eleventh-day-o…

The US is using the Guardian to justify jailing Assange for life. Why is the paper so silent?
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2020-09-23
There are conomic forces that need a media elite, just as they do a political elite, to shore up an ideological worldview that keeps those elites in power. Assange threatened to bring that whole edifice crashing down…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-us-is-using-th…

The US Is Using the Guardian to Justify Jailing Assange for Life. Why Is the Paper So Silent?
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States. Assange faces 175 …
globalresearch.ca/us-using-guardian-just…

50+ Progressive Writers and Activists Pen Open Letter Urging Vote for Biden
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-23
More than 50 progressive writers and activists — including prominent left-wing voices such as Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Cornel West — unveiled an open letter Wednesday morning that argues a vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in November is essential because while "the lesser evil is evil… in this case, the greater evil is simply off the charts." | Citing…
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Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation waged by Western govt contractors and media
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-09-23
Western government-funded intelligence cutouts trained Syrian opposition leaders, planted stories in media outlets from BBC to Al Jazeera, and ran a cadre of journalists. A trove of leaked documents exposes the propaganda network. By Ben Norton Leaked documents show how UK government contractors developed an advanced infrastructure of propaganda to stimulate support in the West for Syria's political and armed opposition. Virtually every aspect of the Syrian opposition was cultivated and marketed by Western government-backed public relations firms, from their …
thegrayzone.com/2020/09/23/syria-leaks-u…

Venezuela Denounces New Aggressions from the US
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
The Simon Bolivar Great Patriotic Pole (GPPSB) alerted that plans are being made to generate violence in the country, after the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to countries bordering Venezuela. | In a press conference held …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-denounces-ne…

What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
The data and concepts have been manipulated with a view to sustaining the fear campaign. The estimates are meaningless. The figures have been hyped to justify the closure of the national economy. Covid-19 is a public health concern but it is NOT a dangerous virus.
globalresearch.ca/what-is-covid-19-sars-…

No Más Bebés: ICE Hysterectomy Scandal Recalls 1970s LA, When a Hospital Sterilized Chicana Patients
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-23
As immigration authorities say they have stopped sending women to a Georgia gynecologist accused of sterilizing female prisoners without their consent, we continue our look at United States' disturbing history of forced sterilization with the producer and historian behind the 2016 documentary called "No Más Bebés," which tells the story of how a whistleblower doctor spoke out about a large number of tubal ligations performed on mostly Latinx patients at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center some 46 years ago. "Quite often they did not understand the terminology. They did not, in some cases, understand the lan…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/23/no_mas_be…

Who Is Amy Barrett? Front-Runner to Replace RBG Is Anti-Abortion Member of Patriarchal Catholic Group
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-23
We look at President Trump's top pick for a woman to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is a devout Catholic who has taken conservative stances on abortion, gun rights, immigration and LGBTQ rights. Barrett's involvement with the conservative Catholic group People of Praise, whose members pledge a lifelong loyalty oath to the group, has also raised questions about her ability to rule independently. "There's some real concerns about whether her involvement in there will affect her ability to be impartial a…
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/23/heidi_sch…

People of Praise: Former Member of Group Tied to SCOTUS Front-Runner Amy Barrett Calls It a "Cult"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-09-23
As President Trump appears poised to announce a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, we speak with a former member of the secretive Catholic group People of Praise, known for its rigid gender roles and lifelong loyalty oaths, which apparent front-runner Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a member of. "Many call it a community, but I describe it as a cult," says Coral Anika Theill, who was a member of People of Praise from 1979 to 1984 and is now speaking out against the organization.
www.democracynow.org/2020/9/23/coral_ani…

Two Capitalisms: A Challenge To Democratic Socialists, Social Democrats, Progressives and Welfare State Liberals
stclair | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-23
[O]n September 24, 1599, in a timbered building off Moorgate Fields, not far from where Shakespeare was struggling to complete Hamlet, a new type of company was founded. [O]wnership of the new firm, called the East India Company, was sliced into tiny pieces to be bought and sold freely…Liberalism's fatal hypocrisy was to celebrate the virtuous…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/22/two-capitali…

Teaching During a Pandemic
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-09-23
As the summer wore on, the Covid-19 pandemic marched on and on and on. I wondered how I could help with the education of one of my grandchildren. When a curriculum and content text arrived in the mail, I began drawing up a plan for our first lesson together. Since my grandchild will visit over…
counterpunch.org/2020/09/23/teaching-dur…

The End Of The 'Rules Based International Order'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-23
The 'western' countries, i.e. the United States and its 'allies', love to speak of a 'rules based international order' which they say everyone should follow. That 'rules based order' is a way more vague concept than the actual rule of law: | The G7 is united by its shared values and commitment to a rules based international order. That order is being challenged by authoritarianism, serious violations of human rights, exclusion and discrimination, humanitarian and security crises, and the defiance of international law and standards. | As members of the G7, we are convinced that our societies and the world have rea…
popularresistance.org/the-end-of-the-rul…

Donald Trump is spreading 'disease of hate', Ilhan Omar says
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-23
Donald Trump is spreading 'disease of hate', Ilhan Omar says | US president renews racist attacks against Omar, portraying congresswoman as foreigner telling Americans how to run their country | MEE staff | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 21: 10 | Omar slams Trump's 'cult rallies' ahead of November election (AFP/File photo) | Racist remarks against Muslim-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar are becoming a regular feature of President Don…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/donald-trump-…

A Most Dire Warning
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2020-09-23
Failure of the Democrats to have stopped Trump the past four years will likely usher in a basic political party re-alignment in the US as a form of authoritarian government takes hold under Trump…
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A Most Dire Warning. The 2020 November Elections. Chaos in America
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
The rumor today is that Romney will reportedly say he'll support Trump's 3rd SCOTUS vote. So there you have it! 2020 election Game Over! | Trump will now get his 3rd Supreme Court nominee accepted by McConnell's Senate–either before Nov. 3 …
globalresearch.ca/most-dire-warning/5724…

US-Guyana Maritime Patrols Near Venezuela Border Denounced as Latest American Imperialism
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-09-23
Pompeo says the joint naval and air patrols in the disputed, oil-rich region are meant to fight drug trafficking, but critics see them as the latest U.S. aggression toward Maduro. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Ginsburg's Legacy Is Vast, But a Trump Appointee Could Overturn Her Best Rulings
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
When I was sworn in to practice before the Supreme Court in 2007, I sat near the front of the gallery. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the five-foot-tall justice, was barely visible over the bench behind which she sat. On two …
globalresearch.ca/ginsburg-legacy-vast-t…

Elected Syrian Government, Led by President Assad, Saves Christianity in Syria
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
Since the beginning of the Regime Change war against Syria, Western -supported sectarian terrorists — al Qaeda, ISIS and affiliates — have actively sought to destroy and extinguish Christians and Christianity from Syria. President Assad and the Syrian people have …
globalresearch.ca/elected-syrian-governm…

A Marxist view from Portugal on U.S. elections and decline of Washington's power
Manuel Raposo | workers.org | 2020-09-23
A Portuguese Marxist analyst looks at the Trump vs. Biden election, assessing its possible impact on U.S. foreign policy. This article was first published Sept. 1 on the jornalmudardevida.net website, which is edited by Raposo. Translation by John Catalinotto. The confrontation between Trump and Biden, regarding the upcoming U.S. presidential . . . | Continue reading A Marxist view from Portugal on U.S. elections and decline of Washington's power at Workers.org
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With Ginsburg's Death Cue the Last Stand of American Marxists
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-09-23
For all of the bad things that have happened in 2020 don't for a second believe that 2021 won't be infinitely worse. It has been clear to me for months that the fight for the White House is one for the ages. | While every election is 'the most important one ever' in the minds of the politicos who see the other side for what it is, an existential threat to their power, this election is, I feel, finally one worth that moniker. But, that said, nearly every election truly is one where voters are presented a Hobson's Choice where there is no real difference between the standard bearers of both major parties. | And the…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/09/23/wi…

Mediterranean Europe Will Continue Dealing with Migrant Crisis Instigated by Germany Despite Alleviation Efforts
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
The European Union has announced a new immigration and asylum policy based on the so-called solidarity of its members. However, this initiative will once again not receive unanimous support from all 27 member states. Since Germany instigated the migrant crisis …
globalresearch.ca/mediterranean-europe-c…

Reproductive Abuse is Rampant in the Immigration Detention System
Brigitte Amiri | aclu.org | 2020-09-23
Last week, a hideous allegation emerged in a complaint filed on behalf of immigrants detained at the privately operated Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia. In the complaint, nurse Dawn Wooten blew the whistle on "jarring medical neglect" she says she learned about while working at the facility, including an allegation that a government-contracted doctor repeatedly performed sterilizing procedures on women in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody without their knowledge or consent., , These alleg…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/reproduc…

How class oppression drives climate crises
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-09-23
Climate change refugees, Bangladesh. Climate emergencies and U.S. imperialism have quite a bit of overlap. Both are increasingly displacing the living at home and abroad on an almost unbelievable scale. These conditions are creating migrants and refugees who have to stay on the move to survive. To stave off climate . . . | Continue reading How class oppression drives climate crises at Workers.org
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Thursday 9/24: Healthcare as Sanctuary: ICE, Birthing People, and Justice for Immigrants
UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative | indybay.org | 2020-09-23
Online (FREE)…
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EU aims at keeping migrants out with new asylum pact
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-23
The European Commission proposed a new Pact on Migration and Asylum, focusing on returns, pre-entry checks, and partnership with third countries to prevent migration flows.The proposal is "a fair balance of responsibility and solidarity among member states," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the press.The new reform package will help the bloc to "move away from ad-hoc solutions" by setting a "predictable and reliable migration scene", according to the top EU official.Under the new system, the national authorities and EU agencies would carry out pre-entry screenings at the bloc's external bor…
yenisafak.com/en/world/eu-aims-at-keepin…

Internationalism or Extinction
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2020-09-23
PI Council Member Noam Chomsky's keynote speech at the Progressive International's inaugural summit.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/internationalism-o…

Palestinians Are Not Numbers
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-23
Palestine can never be truly understood through numbers, because numbers are dehumanizing, impersonal, and, when necessary, can also be contrived to mean something else entirely. Numbers are not meant to tell the story of the human condition, nor should they ever serve as a substitute for emotions. Indeed, the stories of life, death — and …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/palestinians-…

Does Canadian Left Icon Stephen Lewis want Palestine to Disappear?
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-09-23
Stephen Lewis seems to want Palestine to disappear. The latest example in a long history of anti-Palestinian activism is his claim that Canada's anti-Palestinian voting record at the UN didn't contribute to its defeat for a seat on the Security Council. Recently I was forwarded an email that activist Elizabeth Block shared to Independent Jewish …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/09/does-canadian…

'Unaltered position': Kuwait denies Trump claim it will back Israel normalisation
Yasmena al-Mulla | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-23
'Unaltered position': Kuwait denies Trump claim it will back Israel normalisation | Cabinet of ministers' statement reflects strong historical relations between the Gulf country and Palestine | | Yasmena al-Mulla | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 14: 21 | Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah accepts the US Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander on behalf of his father the Kuwaiti emir during a ceremony at the…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-kuwait…

Palestine hails Erdogan's speech to UN
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-23
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday hailed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech to the United Nations General Assembly. | "We must thank the Turkish president for his insistence on reminding the world of the Palestinian people's suffering as well as their right to freedom and independence and his rejection of any initiative that the Palestinian rejects," the ministry said in a statement. | In his speech, Erdogan said: "Upon rejection of the document of surrender, which was tried to be imposed on Palestine under the name of 'Deal of the Century,' Israel this time accelerated its attempts to 'h…
yenisafak.com/en/news/palestine-hails-er…

Car caravan rally held in Arlington to protest UAE-Israel relations
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-09-23
Arlington, Texas – On September 20, over 50 people gathered at Masjid Dar El Eman, an Islamic center, for a car protest against the United Arab Emirates' and Bahrain's normalization of relations with Israel. The car caravan was organized by the Dallas Palestine Coalition; Palestinian Youth Movement-Dallas, Muslim Democratic Caucus-Texas; American Muslims for Palestine-Texas; Code Pink-Greater Dallas, and Veterans for Peace-Dallas. | After a short prayer, a car caravan drove around South Arlington. Many of the protesters attached Palestinian and American flags to their cars to call for an end to U.S. support…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/9/22/car-cara…

Washington Is Left Isolated as It Passes Renewed Sanctions Against Iran
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
After the US State Department claimed that Tehran did not meet the terms of the "nuclear deal," Washington renewed its anti-Iranian sanctions on Monday. The UN and the EU found the claims made by Washington to be unconvincing and refused …
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André Vltchek — Remembered
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
André, my good friend and comrade is no more. | We worked on several investigative projects together. André's professional rigor, sharpness of understanding, vision and ability to connecting the dots is exemplary. | We shared some unforgettable moments, when we followed a …
globalresearch.ca/andre-vltchek-remember…

Iran — US Sanctions — Unilateralism — Turning the Clock Back to Before the Nuclear Deal
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
Background | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has slammed US sanctions against his country, saying they are a flagrant violation of the UN charter. | In an address to the UN General Assembly, Rouhani said the Iranian nation successfully withstood the US maximum …
globalresearch.ca/iran-us-sanctions-unil…

TG 87: There is no peace in Trump's Mid East Peace Plan
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-09-23
Peter Lavelle and George Szamuely gaggle with Philip Giraldi on the topic of Trump's so-called Middle East peace plan.
thealtworld.com/philip_giraldi/tg-87-the…

More Than Just Statistics: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-23
A single chart, or a thousand, can never truly describe the actual terror felt by a million children who feared for their lives during those horrific days; or transport us to a bedroom where a family of ten huddled in the dark, praying for God's mercy as the earth shook, concrete collapsed and glass shattered all around them.
mintpressnews.com/more-than-statistics-f…

'Jesus of Siberia,' cult leader 'Vissarion' found in possession of weapons, cash, jewellery, & adult toys during police raid
rt.com | 2020-09-23
When cops busted Siberia's answer to Christ this week, they discovered plenty of items unbecoming of a self-proclaimed 'Son of God.' Officers found weapons, money and even adult toys in the sect leader's stash of worldly goods. | The haul was uncovered at the cult's compound in Siberia's Krasnoyarsk Region, as contemporary 'Messiah' Sergey Torop was being arrested and charged with "creating a religious association whose activities involve violence against citizens." | Two other members of the sect were arrested alongside its founder on Tuesday, on suspicion of causing "serious harm" to their followers. On top…
rt.com/russia/501518-jesus-of-siberia-cu…

No socialist paradise: Sweden's COVID-19 response is nothing to envy
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-23
Eleanor Goldfield reports from Stockholm on how COVID-19 has laid bare the U..S-style capitalist reality creeping into Sweden's already struggling socialized programs.
mronline.org/2020/09/23/no-socialist-par…

Saturday 10/3: Suds Snacks & Socialism: Elections Part 2: Socialist Perspectives on the Presidential Race
Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County | indybay.org | 2020-09-23
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Video: Turkish-based Syrian Militants Prepare to Participate in Azerbaijani-Armenian Conflict
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
1,000 fighters of the so-called Syrian National Army, a coalition of Turkish-funded militant groups, will be moved to Azerbaijan in September as a part of a 6-month long deployment, Syrian pro-militant media reported. According to reports, Turkish proxies will pass …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkish-based-sy…

Navalny Incident a US Plot to Block Nord Stream 2's Completion?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
When completed and operational, Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany will double the amount of natural gas Gazprom will be able to supply the country and other European ones — at around a 30% lower cost than US LNG….
globalresearch.ca/navalny-incident-us-pl…

Democrats capitulate as Republicans secure votes to install far-right justice on Supreme Court
wsws.org | 2020-09-23
For all their bluster, the Democrats were focused on preventing a plunge in the stock market by reaching a government funding deal with the Republicans before the September 30 deadline.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/23/cour…

A 6-3 court could cement minority Republican rule for decades
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-23
The Appeal's Daniel Nichanian discusses the consequences of Trump filling the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
therealnews.com/a-6-3-court-could-cement…

Much at stake for workers in federal appeals courts
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-23
WASHINGTON –If there ever were six months which proved the importance of federal appeals courts to workers, the first half of 2020 was it. Both for, and often against, those judges, especially on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, determined workers' fate, even more so than the U.S. Supreme Court or …
peoplesworld.org/article/much-at-stake-f…

Protest At Mitch McConnell's House Over Supreme Court Vacancy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-09-23
A crowd of protesters swarmed outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Kentucky home after the Republican leader said he would move to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death. | About 100 protesters gathered outside McConnell's Louisville home on Saturday after he said he would push for a Senate vote on filling the seat with the presidential election is less than seven weeks away, the Louisville Courier Journal reported. | The demonstrators called out "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Mitch McConnell has got to go," "vote him out" and ditch Mitch."
popularresistance.org/protest-at-mitch-m…

A 6-3 court could cement minority Republican rule for decades
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-23
The Appeal's Daniel Nichanian discusses the consequences of Trump filling the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
therealnews.com/a-6-3-court-could-cement…

Poor People's Campaign and progressive allies take fight to Mitch McConnell's doorstep
Jamal Rich | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-23
WASHINGTON–On Monday, Sept. 21, just days after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's death, organizers from the D.C. Poor People's Campaign and other major local organizations demonstrated by foot and car caravan outside of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's house to demand that he not appoint yet another extreme right Supreme Court justice, that …
peoplesworld.org/article/poor-peoples-ca…

A 6-3 court could cement minority Republican rule for decades
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-09-23
The Appeal's Daniel Nichanian discusses the consequences of Trump filling the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
therealnews.com/a-6-3-court-could-cement…

Wednesday 9/30: What's At Stake: Gender, Health Care & the Supreme Court w/ Health Care Voter
Health Care Voter | indybay.org | 2020-09-23
Online…
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Wednesday 9/23: Recording: Supreme Court Lying in Repose Ceremony for Justice Ginsburg (watch anytime)
ERA Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-09-23
Online recording…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/23/1883688…

Wall Street Reportedly Braces for Market Volatility in Case of US Supreme Court Vote Before Election
sputniknews.com | 2020-09-23
Later this week, President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice for Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on 18 September due to cancer complications. Democrats insist that the new justice should be nominated after the 3 November presidential election.
sputniknews.com/us/202009231080551559-wa…

Front-Runner to Replace RBG Is Anti-Abortion Member of Catholic Group
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-23
We look at President Trump's top pick for a woman to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is a devout Catholic who has taken conservative stances on abortion, gun rights, immigration and LGBTQ rights. Barrett's involvement with the conservative Catholic group People of Praise, whose members pledge a lifelong loyalty oath to the group, has also raised questions about her ability to rule independen…
truthout.org/video/front-runner-to-repla…

Romney Crowns His Hypocrisy by Backing McConnell's Push to Fill Ginsburg's Seat
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-09-23
Mitt Romney — a politician who has made a career of bending hypocrisy into bold new shapes — signaled yesterday that he will support Donald Trump's intention to stuff a new far-right Supreme Court nominee on to the still-warm seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. | Romney's decision to allow Mitch McConnell's brazen hypocrisy to stand unchallenged
truthout.org/articles/romney-crowns-his-…

Afghanistan's top peace broker to visit Pakistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-09-23
The top Afghan peace negotiator in talks with the Taliban will travel to Pakistan next week to discuss matters related to the ongoing talks in the Qatari capital, Doha.On Monday, Abdullah Abdullah will go for the first time since 2008 to Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, upon an earlier invitation by the South Asian country's Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to his office, the High Council of National Reconciliation, which is a top-level body designated to broker a peace deal with the insurgents.Addressing the US Council on Foreign Relations think tank on Tuesday, Abdullah said there is a "lot of mistrust, found…
yenisafak.com/en/world/afghanistans-top-…

Bill Gates' Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life
Vandana Shiva | zcomm.org | 2020-09-23
When we wage war on the biodiversity of our forests, our farms, and in our guts, we wage war on ourselves…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bill-gates-global-…

Medical workers of conviction: Speaking to Cuban doctors who heal the world
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-09-23
The United States government has continued attacking Cuban medical internationalism right up to the current pandemic, making wild allegations against the program that disparage the medical workers.
mronline.org/2020/09/23/medical-workers-…

Medical workers of conviction: Speaking to Cuban doctors who heal the world
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-23
In 2004, Dr. José Armando Arronte Villamarín was posted to head a Cuban medical brigade in Namibia. Cuban medical personnel first came to southwest Africa in 1975 alongside Cuban soldiers; the soldiers had arrived there to assist the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO) in the fight for the liberation of Namibia from the apartheid South African military. Dr. Arronte Villamarín, a friendly man with a glint in his eye, tells me how much he has enjoyed his work, not only during his time in Namibia, which lasted till 2007, but also–strikingly–in th…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/23/medical-w…

Video footage exposes police shooting of 13-year-old autistic boy in Salt Lake City
wsws.org | 2020-09-23
While Linden Cameron somehow survived being shot 11 times, police in the US are still on track to kill nearly 1,000 people, a grim toll they have exacted every year since 2015.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/23/poli…

Students occupy schools across Greece to protest unsafe return to classrooms
wsws.org | 2020-09-23
Anger is erupting among youth in Greece at being forced back to school amid a raging pandemic of COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/23/gree…

Deutsche Bank money laundering scandal could create greatest economic crisis in history
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-23
The leak of the FinCEN Files over the weekend has rocked global markets and augurs a financial crisis of epic proportions as Deutsche Bank hovers over the precipice.
mronline.org/2020/09/23/deutsche-bank-mo…

Kushner-Linked Firm and Gig Economy Set to Reap Huge Profits as Mass Evictions Begin
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-09-23
With threats of homelessness and bankruptcy in the air as the eviction moratoriums subside, both renters and small landlords are getting pinched by predatory tech capitalism as the gig-economy hits the real estate market.
mintpressnews.com/kushner-linked-firm-gi…

At UN Assembly, Lebanese leader appeals for help to rebuild after Beirut explosion
news.un.org | 2020-09-23
Lebanon will need support from the international community to rebuild in the aftermath of the devastating explosion in the port of its capital, Beirut, the country's President told world leaders, gathered virtually at the United Nations General Assembly.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/09/1…

Trump delivers anti-China tirade to United Nations
wsws.org | 2020-09-23
The annual opening of the UN General Assembly was held under the shadow of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the growing threat of imperialist war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/23/unga…

On Proper Naming: The Reflection of Ancient Asian Philosophy on Modern Society. The Quest for Peace and Livelihood
Jenn Zhu | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
The original article in Chinese will be available on our Chine language page | Throughout human history, no matter in the east or in the west, there would be a chaotic situation taking place every few decades in human society. In …
globalresearch.ca/proper-naming-reflecti…

Form independent rank-and-file safety committees to oppose the deadly reopening of schools!
wsws.org | 2020-09-23
The Turkish government is overseeing the resumption of in-person teaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the support of bourgeois opposition parties and trade unions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/23/turk…

Mali: Rights expert calls for 'immediate release' of former officials detained during coup
news.un.org | 2020-09-23
An independent UN human rights expert has called on Mali's coup leaders to release former government officials, who have been detained for more than a month.
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Johnson's bogus agenda for combating the escalating pandemic will cost tens of thousands of lives in UK
wsws.org | 2020-09-23
After Johnson's health advisers announced there would be 50,000 cases a day by mid-October and 200 deaths a day by November without government action, his measures read like a cruel joke.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/09/23/john…

Put 'people before politics' in Lebanon, urges Guterres, following Beirut disaster
news.un.org | 2020-09-23
It's time that leaders across Lebanon put "people before politics" following last month's explosions in Beirut port, said the UN chief on Wednesday, which must serve as a wake-up call following a year of upheaval and clamour for reform on all fronts.
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Saudi King outlines country's contributions to pandemic response, denounces attack on its oil facilities
news.un.org | 2020-09-23
Saudi Arabia continues to promote global response efforts and help countries reeling under the devastating impact of COVID-19, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud told world leaders, gathered virtually at the United Nations General Assembly.
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Debris from Beirut explosion adds to Lebanon's rubbish crisis
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-23
Debris from Beirut explosion adds to Lebanon's rubbish crisis | The port blast has damaged many waste management facilities, leaving rubbish to pile up again | Nadda Osman | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 12: 20 | Rubbish has started piling up in streets as the country struggles to deal with the aftermath of the explosion (AFP) | Last month's port blast in Beirut has put further stress on Lebanon's waste management infrastructure,…
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Israeli airliner flies to Bahrain in wake of normalisation deal
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-23
Israeli airliner flies to Bahrain in wake of normalisation deal | Tracking data showed the Israir Airlines jet flew to the Gulf kingdom over Saudi Arabian airspace | MEE and agencies | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 12: 41 | This picture taken on 9 June 2020 shows an Israir Airlines ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft landing at Cyprus' Larnaca International Airport (AFP) | An Israeli airliner flew to the Gulf kingdom of Bahra…
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For Justice Ginsburg, Abortion Was About Equality
Louise Melling | aclu.org | 2020-09-23
Justice Ginsburg is often quoted as having said, "Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." She did exactly that when it came to reproductive rights and abortion in particular. Justice Ginsburg fought, she cast decisive votes, and she led in a way to bring others along by speaking the truth about why abortion matters: Abortion rights are about equality, restrictions on abortion about the forever story to treat women as second-class citizens. Her mark is in the jurisprudence, it's on our protest posters, and it's in our hearts., , Writing in dis…
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Movies Need More Diversity
Kiki Monifa | progressive.org | 2020-09-23
While yes, there is cause for celebration, there's also clearly more work to be done.
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Proposal to reduce MPs in Italy approved in referendum with support of establishment parties
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-23
The proposal to reduce the number of members of both of houses of parliament was opposed by the left parties which said it would decrease democratic representation…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/23/proposed-…

US Tells Kenya to Publicly Support Israel or Forget Free Trade Deal
Aggrey Mutambo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-09-23
The US wants Kenya to support Israel's political and commercial interests, or forget a free trade deal (FTA) with the world's biggest economy. | This is one of a raft of conditions set in the ongoing FTA negotiations between Nairobi and …
globalresearch.ca/us-tells-kenya-publicl…

Colombians rise up against injustice
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-09-23
Massive demonstrations were carried out in different cities in rejection of police brutality, economic crisis, mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and ceaseless assassination of social leaders.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/09/23/colombian…

Trump tweets another t*rd
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-09-23
Can you see where we're headed? Down a slippery slope to where true liberty dies.
nationofchange.org/2020/09/23/trump-twee…

Review of Jairus Banaji A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-09-23
For Jairus Banaji, theory and history are tightly interwoven: without history, theory ends up 'bad abstraction'; without theory, the intelligibility of history is doomed to fail.
mronline.org/2020/09/22/review-of-jairus…

American horror story of the 21st century: U.S. immigration detention centers
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-09-23
Halloween may be fast approaching, but you don't have to wait until Oct. 31 for a truly scary tale. Damning reports and allegations have come out detailing the nightmarish conditions at immigration detention camps in the United States. Things were already bad inside the centers, but the situation is now exacerbated by a deadly global …
peoplesworld.org/article/american-horror…

Egypt: Dozens arrested as anti-Sisi protests continue for third day
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-09-23
Egypt: Dozens arrested as anti-Sisi protests continue for third day | Egyptian villages in several governorates have witnessed continued protest since Sunday in response to a call by self-exiled activist Mohamed Ali | MEE staff | Wed, 09/23/2020 – 09: 47 | Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdelfattah el-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on 20 September, 2019 (AFP…
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We learnt lessons from the Ebola outbreak; DR Congo President says country moved swiftly to curb coronavirus spread
news.un.org | 2020-09-23
Learning its lessons from the Ebola outbreak, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took swift and decisive measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, when the first cases were detected in March, the country's President told world leaders, gathered virtually, at the UN General Assembly.
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Impact on workers of COVID-19 is 'catastrophic': ILO
news.un.org | 2020-09-23
COVID-19 has had a "catastrophic" impact on workers, the head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday, with lost working hours higher than originally forecast, and equivalent to 495 million full-time jobs globally in the second quarter of the year.
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