2021-10-14: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-14). Snipers Fatally Attack Protesters in Beirut as Lebanon Reels from Devastating Economic Collapse. democracynow.org At least five people were shot today in Beirut after snipers opened fire on a protest as Lebanon faces a growing economic and political emergency amid widespread corruption. Over the weekend, Lebanon fell into darkness for 24 hours after the nation's electric grid collapsed. Within the past year, the Lebanese currency has fully collapsed as it continues to grapple with the aftermath of last year's deadly port explosion. This comes as the country's political class is expected to accelerate even harsher austerity and privatization efforts in exchange for international support, says Lara Bitar, editor-in-chief of Th…

sputniknews (2021-10-14). As Protesters Killed in Beirut, What is Going On in Lebanon and Why is There a Fear of Civil War? sputniknews.com At least six people were killed by gunfire in Beirut on Thursday as protesters demanded the removal of the lead investigator into last year's blast at the docks. The rally was organised by two Shia Muslim groups, Hezbollah and Amal.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Clashes Break Out In Lebanon's Capital Following Attack On Hezbollah Supporters, Casualties Reported (Videos). southfront.org Supporters of Hezbollah wave Hezbollah and Lebanese flags during a commemoration service marking one week since the death of Ali Fayyad, one of Hezbollah's senior commanders killed fighting in Syria, in Ansar village, southern Lebanon March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher — RTS9J93 | Heavy clashes broke out in the Lebanese capital Beirut on October 14 following an ambush that targeted unarmed Shiite supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal Movement who were protesting against the ongoing investigation into the 2020 Beirut port explosion.

Nicholas Stender (2021-10-14). U.S. pushes China tensions to the brink with new moves on Taiwan secession. liberationnews.org Growing U.S. support for secessionism in Taiwan has brought relations with China to the precipice of a new crisis. The U.S. moves in the island, which is rightfully claimed by the government in Beijing as part of China's national territory, raises the risk of a catastrophic conflict breaking out. Major military exercises have taken place …

WSWS (2021-10-14). US-EU rift over relations with China widens after AUKUS pact. wsws.org Historically rooted conflicts between the world's wealthiest and most powerful countries, that twice in the 20th century led to world war, again threaten to erupt.

Ajamu Baraka (2021-10-14). Build Back Better Legislation: New Keynesianism or Neoliberal Public Relations Stunt? dissidentvoice.org For more than a week the country has been caught up in the ongoing melodrama of the "Build Back Better" (BBB) legislation, the Democrat Party's "social investment" bill now languishing in the House because of the inability of the Democrats to come to an agreement. The fight is characterized by the corporate media as an …

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-14). Blinken: US Policy Is to 'Oppose the Reconstruction of Syria'. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-14). Venezuela Points Finger at Iván Duque for the Murder of Venezuelan Children—VP Rodríguez to File Complaint with International Criminal Court. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Office of the Attorney General has blamed the government of Iván Duque for the murder, on October 8, of two young Venezuelans, one of them a minor, in the municipality of Tibu in the department of Norte de Santander, Colombia | Tarek William Saab offered a press conference this Tuesday, October 12, to speak about the actions that the Attorney General's Office will take, and assured that justice will be demanded for the events in question. | "We speak about the existence of structural violence against Venezuelans in that country, provoked by the anti-Venezuelan discourse that predominates within the po…

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-14). Krysten Sinema is the Epitome of Political Corruption. counterpunch.org When Bobby Kennedy went after organized crime in the early 1960s, one of the things he learned was that the Mafia had a series of rituals new members went through to declare their loyalty and promise they'd never turn away from their new benefactors. Once in, they'd be showered with money and protection, but they

WSWS (2021-10-14). Australian Labor Party's decay further revealed at anti-corruption hearing. wsws.org A key senior federal Labor parliamentarian admitted "stacking" local party branches, hiring taxpayer-funded "ghost" electoral staff and participating in rigged party ballots.

Staff (2021-10-14). Raúl Isaías Baduel Dies of COVID-19 Complications—Venezuela Rejects Bachelet's Statements. orinocotribune.com After suffering complications associated with a COVID-19 infection, Raúl Isaías Baduel, former Venezuelan defense minister and military officer, died this Tuesday, October 12, in Caracas. A top commander, Baduel deserted from the ranks of Chavismo and faced charges for acts of corruption that led to his arrest in 2009. | Baduel's death was reported via Twitter by the Attorney General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, who sent condolences to the family and friends of the general, who served as commander-in-chief of Venezuela's Army from 2004 to 2006, and minister of defense from 2006 to…

teleSUR, drl (2021-10-14). Rafael Correa critica el escándalo de corrupción de Lasso. telesurtv.net El expresidente ecuatoriano calificó de inmoral que el nombre de Guillermo Lasso aparezca en los Pandora Papers.

Staff (2021-10-14). 2020 election was 'bought by Mark Zuckerberg', researcher says, citing turnout-boosting work funded by Facebook CEO. rt.com Two nonprofits funded by Mark Zuckerberg and his allies spent $419.5 million to boost turnout in the 2020 presidential election — and "likely" secured a victory for Joe Biden, according to a study of the national vote. | The NGOs called the Center for Technology and Civic Life (

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Turkish, Azerbaijani land force commanders meet at NATO warfare center to plot "brotherly" war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan's Land Forces Commander meets his Turkish counterpart Commander of the Land Forces of Azerbaijan, Major General Enver Efendiyev, who is on a visit to Ankara, met with the Commander of the Land Forces of Turkey, General of the Army Musa Avsever at the "Day of High-Level Observers" event, organized within the framework of the …

Philip Giraldi (2021-10-14). The New American Leadership: Biden Tells the World What He Wants It to Know. globalresearch.ca

Ted Kelly (2021-10-14). Free Leonard Peltier and all Native prisoners! workers.org Leonard Peltier During the era of colonial theft and conquest, North America became a proving ground for European imperialists. This was where strategies of biological warfare and genocide were honed, as well as the industry that has become a pillar of modern global capitalism: mass incarceration. One cannot talk about . . . |

Dean Baker — Arjun Jayadev (2021-10-14). The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research. counterpunch.org The Covid 19 pandemic is once again at an inflection point— with cases now falling sharply in most of the world. The current pandemic may be coming under control, but after millions of preventable deaths, this is very far from a success story and it is as good a time as any to take a

WSWS (2021-10-14). Kellogg's workers in Battle Creek, Michigan denounce two-tier wages and call for the broadening of their strike. wsws.org The strike is part of a broader upsurge by the working class, as workers battle against the subordination of the response to the coronavirus pandemic in almost every country to private profit.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Pentagon's Warfare Center "exercises its missile defense" with NATO in Europe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com USAFE-AFAFRICA Warfare Center exercises its missile defense, European Test Bed 21-2 U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Steven G. Edwards), U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa chief of staff, discusses the European Test Bed [ETB] exercise specifics before participating with Maj. Robert Matthews , 603rd Air Operations Center Combat Operations Division, and Matthew Langley), ballistic …

WSWS (2021-10-14). IATSE sets Sunday strike deadline for 60,000 movie and television production workers. wsws.org The film and TV production workers, who form the numerically largest part of a growing strike wave across the United States, are in a powerful position to win their demands.

Otis Grotewohl (2021-10-14). West Virginia metal workers on strike. workers.org Huntington, W.Va. Metal workers from two companies in West Virginia went on strike Oct. 1 over their employers' decisions to bargain in bad faith. Both of their contracts expired Sept. 30, and the companies — Special Metals Corporation of Huntington and Sulzer Pumps located in neighboring Barboursville — refused to . . . |

James Ashworth (2021-10-14). Analysis Warns Global Biodiversity Is Below 'Safe Limit' Ahead of COP 15. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). NATO chieftain: when 30 Allies agree that they are ready to join, Georgia and Ukraine will join the bloc. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgia, Not Russia, to Decide Georgia's NATO Membership -Stoltenberg Speaking at an event hosted by Brookings Institution and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the Secretary General rebuffed on October 5 the notion that Russia's small neighbors joining NATO would be a "provocation" to Moscow as "absolutely wrong." He said that the message that it was …

WSWS (2021-10-14). Connecticut group home workers launch strike against low wages and benefits. wsws.org The workers, who have not received a raise in 15 years, formed picket lines on Tuesday morning to demand higher pay, affordable health insurance and a pension.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Ukraine's first lady: women more eager than men to kill and die in Donbass war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com President's wife: More than 31,000 defendresses safeguarding peace in Ukraine "Today we celebrate the Day of Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine for the first time! We have all long been accustomed to the fact that the role of defender is always confidently performed by men. Women get the roles of those who need to be …

Tania Siddiqi (2021-10-14). Lakhimpur Kheri Massacre: India escalates terror targeting farmers. workers.org Farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district, Uttar Pradesh, India, organized a demonstration Oct. 3. At the protest Ashish Mishra, the son of Ajay Mishra, the Minister of State in Home Affairs, and other supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) brutally murdered four protesting farmers. Samyukt Kisan Morch (SKM), the umbrella body . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-14). New Zealand early childhood teachers concerned about reopening during COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org One teacher in Auckland said, "We really feel like we're not protected," and that the government is placing teachers "on the firing line so that the economy can get going again."

Charles Pierson (2021-10-14). UN Human Rights Council Abandons Yemen. counterpunch.org Now that the Saudi Lobby has successfully torpedoed the UN's investigation into war crimes in Yemen, their next target will be California Democratic Representative Ro Khanna's amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. Khanna's amendment was accepted by the House of Representatives. If incorporated in the final version of the NDAA, Khanna's amendment will end all US support to the Saudi-led coalition.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-14). Heroes or Parasites: Europe's Self-serving Politics on Refugees. counterpunch.org Language is politics and politics is power. This is why the misuse of language is particularly disturbing, especially when the innocent and vulnerable pay the price. The wars in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern, Asian and African countries in recent years have resulted in one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes, arguably unseen since

David J. Elpern, MD — John P. Geyman, MD (2021-10-14). Dermatology's Academic Medical-Industrial Complex: Another Marker of a Wider Problem. counterpunch.org The health care system has been increasingly corporatized since the 1980s, soon accompanied by the growth of investor-owned corporate health care across many parts of the system. This invariably led to more opportunities for conflicts of interest between industry and segments of the profession. More recently, those conflicted ties have further grown by the rise

WSWS (2021-10-14). Verdi trade union calls off strike at Berlin's Charité hospital. wsws.org In ending the strike at Charité, Verdi is deliberately sabotaging the related strike by workers employed by the Vivantes hospital group.

Kerry Lutz (2021-10-14). 10 Shortages that Are Getting Worse. globalresearch.ca

Elizabeth Woodworth (2021-10-14). The Climate Bomb: Failures to Confront the Unspeakable, and The Way Ahead. globalresearch.ca Scientists now believe it is "likely that the world will blow past the 2 degree C warming threshold that expoerts and international negotiators agree is needed to avoid catastrophic consequences."

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Pentagon chief's visit to Georgia stark message to Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgia's territorial integrity: "liberation" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia from "Russian occupation" Euro-Atlantic aspirations: Georgia joining NATO first, the European Union second (the sequence that all eleven nations that have joined both since the end of the Cold War proceeded through) Georgian and American soldiers have been standing side-by-side for years: Georgia was the third-largest …

Ben Norton (2021-10-14). Behind NATO's 'Cognitive Warfare': 'Battle for Your Brain' Waged by Western Militaries. globalresearch.ca

Pat Elder (2021-10-14). Maryland Naval Installation Pollutes Region by Incinerating Munitions. covertactionmagazine.com Unpermitted activity threatens Potomac River and Southern Maryland Severe contamination from military weapons testing and disposal dating to 1898 contaminate …

James Divine (2021-10-14). Global Warming and the Ideology of Anthropogenic (Human Caused) Climate Change. globalresearch.ca The purpose of this work is to provide an investigation into the ideology of anthropogenic (human caused) climate change. | It has been written with the confidence that further research within the public, as well as the academic realm is required. …

Shane Quinn (2021-10-14). Hiroshima 1945, Chile's 1973 Coup d'état, Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003: Four Key Anniversaries Glossed over by Western Media. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-14). Australian and New Zealand educators and parents support October 15 school strike. wsws.org "Forcing students to return to school to face death or suffer the debilitating effects of long Covid is reprehensible by any standards."

WSWS (2021-10-14). Dana workers call for joint action with John Deere workers. wsws.org Dana auto parts workers in the United States voted down a sellout contract of their own by a similar margin more than a month ago, but the UAW and the United Steelworkers are keeping workers on the job on a day-to-day contract extension.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). NATO PA: Bosnia, Georgia Ukraine in NATO, Russia out of Caucasus, Crimea, Donbass. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Which is to say, reducing the demands to essential terms, war with Russia on multiple fronts. ==== Georgia in NATO Parliamentary Assembly Resolutions NATO Parliamentary Assembly adopted on October 11 two resolutions that, among others, reaffirmed support to Georgia's territorial integrity and its Euro-Atlantic integration aspirations. Resolution 471, adopted during the Assembly's 67th Annual Session …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Ukraine celebrates defenders, defendresses, Cossacks, Bandera against "Russia's occupation of Crimea" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Day of Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine celebrated today On October 14, on the Orthodox feast of the Intercession of the Theotokos, Ukrainians celebrate the Day of Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine and the Day of Ukrainian Cossacks. The Day of Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine is a public holiday celebrated on October 14. It …

Douglas Lummis (2021-10-14). A Failure to Negotiate: How the US Lost Its War in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org How is it that the US lost its war with Afghanistan? This will be debated for years. The question is part of a larger question: how is it that this greatest of all superpowers has not gained clear victory in any major war since 1945? In addition to this general question there are factors that apply only to the Afghan war. One peculiarity is how that war began.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Turkish educators and students support October 15 global school strike to stop spread of COVID-19. wsws.org The Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education in Turkey calls on educators, parents and students to join the October 15 global school strike and send messages of support against the continuation of in-person education in unsafe schools during the pandemic.

Dr. Robert Malone (2021-10-14). Confronting the Medical "Experts" Propaganda Ministry. The Italian Hippocratic Association Advocates for Treatment Instead of Profit. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). President: if NATO intervenes in Bosnian Serb Republic, friends will be called on to protect it from aggression. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Dodik: if NATO intervenes on the territory of RS, we will call friends to protect us BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik said that he intends to fight for his goals politically, however, if there is a NATO reaction, he will invite friends who "will not leave them stranded". The leader of the SNSD party believes …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). NATO, Pentagon use Adriatic Charter to complete full absorption of the Balkans. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Adriatic Charter was established in 2003 at the initiative of then Secretary of State Colin Powell to incorporate all the Balkans states into NATO. At that time no Balkans country belonged to the military bloc. The following year Bulgaria and Romania joined, and thereafter four members of the Adriatic Charter — Albania, Croatia, (North) …

WSWS (2021-10-14). Memphis, Tennessee murder-suicide leaves three postal workers dead. wsws.org The victims have been identified as 37-year-old Demetria Dortch and James Wilson, a longtime USPS manager, while the shooter remains unidentified.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Global energy price surge hits workers. wsws.org Surging global energy prices contribute to a maelstrom of problems, pushing workers to the brink and endangering economic growth.

David DeGraw (2021-10-14). National Security Alert: Thousands of U.S. Special Forces and Combat Troops Discharged as Total Force 'Vaccination' Decimates Military Readiness. globalresearch.ca

Martha Grevatt (2021-10-14). 'Inhumane conditions' — Ex-jail director faces jail. workers.org One of many protests outside the Cuyahoga County Jail against terrible conditions. Cleveland Former Cuyahoga County Jail Director Ken Mills was sentenced to nine months in prison Oct. 8, after a three-week trial where he was found guilty of two counts each of dereliction of duty and falsification. That is . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-14). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declares 23 species extinct. wsws.org The rate of extinctions is accelerating, threatening the stability of the ecosystem.

WSWS (2021-10-14). The strike wave in the United States heralds a new stage in the global class struggle. wsws.org The escalating strike wave in the United States provides incontrovertible evidence that the working class is breaking free of the stranglehold of the reactionary trade union apparatus.

ecns.cn (2021-10-14). 11 wounded as explosion rocks provincial capital in E. Afghanistan. ecns.cn At least 11 people were wounded after an explosion ripped through a busy road in Asadabad, capital of eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province on Thursday, a witness said.

ecns.cn (2021-10-14). Xi stresses steady progress in enhancing whole-process people's democracy. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined upholding and improving the people's congress system and continuously enhancing whole-process people's democracy.

Todd Miller (2021-10-14). "Smart Borders?" High-Tech 'Virtual' Walls Are Even More Invasive Than Iron Walls. counterpunch.org The border wall is more than just a physical barrier; it is also a system of video surveillance systems, unmanned aerial systems (or drones), and license plate readers, which are part of a broadening biometric collection strategy that has grown "big time" for CBP since 9/11.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Video: Defeat anti-democratic electoral laws! Join the SEP today! wsws.org This sixty-second video explains the program of the SEP and is designed for social media platforms…

IWOC (2021-10-14). Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Prepares for Nationwide Demonstrations. itsgoingdown.org Call from the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) to get involved in supporting collective actions inside prisons and jails in the summer of 2022. As 2021 comes to a close, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is collaborating closely with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak to organize collective actions inside prisons and jails from August 21 to September…

WSWS (2021-10-14). Nazi barbarism, World War I and the traumas of the 20th century: Three Minutes—A Lengthening, Where is Anne Frank, Benediction and Mothering Sunday. wsws.org The new films about Nazism and the Holocaust are clearly a response to the rise and threat of the far right, in Germany, the US and elsewhere.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Malian president accuses Paris of secretly arming terrorist groups to provoke war. wsws.org In a statement made last Friday to the Russian news service RIA Novosti, Malian Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga accused the French government of secretly arming Islamist terrorists to maintain the conflict in the country and justify the French military occupation.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). Climate Change versus the Dangers of Nuclear War. "Three Minutes to Midnight" globalresearch.ca While a World War III scenario implying the preemptive use of nuclear weapons has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than ten years, military planners are now involved in the formulation of concrete attack plans directed against Russia.

Free Sean Swain (2021-10-14). Sean Swain Is Back at OSP Youngstown. itsgoingdown.org Update on anarchist political prisoner, Sean Swain, who has been moved. The ODRC has decided to recall it's favorite guest to the supermax at Youngstown (Ohio State Penitentiary). This seems to be procedural as a way of assessing his threat level and what sort of facility he should be relegated to for his time back…

Peter Bohmer (2021-10-14). The Case for a Substantive Universal Basic Income. counterpunch.org A substantive and non-neoliberal Universal Basic Income (UBI) could substantially improve people's lives, is feasible and possible and can be a step towards a revolutionary transformation of a society towards participatory socialism. There is no conflict with related proposals for Universal Basic Services, a UBS, or with a Guaranteed Jobs Program. A UBI is expensive

WSWS (2021-10-14). Biden announces 24/7 operation at Port of Los Angeles. wsws.org The US government is seeking to accelerate the movement of freight by intensifying the exploitation of labor, with the collaboration of the ILWU, Teamsters and other unions.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-10-14). Ankara's Penetration into Central Asia Threatens to Bring Pan-Turkic Extremism to Russia's Border. globalresearch.ca

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2021-10-14). Lies and Torture Cover-up: U.S. State Secrets Doctrine Is a Fraud. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) and Climate Change. globalresearch.ca The manipulation of climate for military use…

David Rosen (2021-10-14). Is "Progress" at a Standstill? counterpunch.org In 1788, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Edward Carrington, a fellow Virginian soldier and statesman, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) and Karl Marx (1818-1883) offered different but complementary, if less critical, notions of progress. "Truth, in the great practical concerns of life, is

WSWS (2021-10-14). Australian government, Labor silent over revelations CIA planned to kill or kidnap Assange. wsws.org Hardly any media outlets have even asked whether the Australian authorities knew about the US plans to murder or kidnap an Australian citizen and journalist.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Greek teachers and students strike against attacks on education and lack of protection from the coronavirus. wsws.org Under conditions of enormous anger and opposition among teachers and students, the aims of the teachers' unions and those of the strikers are diametrically opposed.

Dave Clennon (2021-10-14). Tom Hanks: The Trojan Horse in a Citadel of Labor. counterpunch.org From the beginning of his acting career, Mr. Hanks seems to have lacked an appreciation for the life experience of the average, working, non-starring actor. When his entrepreneurial drive took him to the next stage — movie and TV producer — did Thomas J. Hanks's capacity for empathy grow or shrivel?

WSWS (2021-10-14). More than 100 Florida educators and two dozen students have died of COVID-19 since reopening of schools in August. wsws.org Coming off the heels of a resurgence of the pandemic fueled by the Delta variant throughout the summer and fall, the FEA's report is an indictment of the school reopenings backed by the unions.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages". Collapse in Industrial Production. globalresearch.ca

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-10-14). "Police for Freedom": Conscientious Resignation of Police Officer in Australia. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Turkey: Taliban foreign minister leads high-level delegation in first visit to NATO nation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Taliban pays first visit to Turkey after takeover of Afghanistan A high-level delegation of Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers, led by the acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, has arrived in Ankara for meetings with Turkish officials, Foreign Ministry officials said on Oct. 14. *** NATO member Turkey maintained its embassy in Afghanistan after Western countries …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-14). Airline Industry Issues Dire Warning Against Vaxx Mandates: "We have all the Control — Aircraft Will Stop Moving" with Major Effects on Economy. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-10-14). Russian diplomat Zakharova slams EU's new set of sanctions against Russia as hypocrisy. tass.com The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman stressed that any "sanctions decisions," which were made bypassing the UN Security Council, are illegitimate from the international legal stance…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Iranian-Backed Forces Threatens 'Harsh Response' To Recent Israeli Airstrikes On Syria's Palmyra. southfront.org Iranian-backed forces massing around Deir Ezzor city | The Allies of Syria Operations Room, which commands Iranian-backed forces in Syria, has vowed to response "very harshly" to the In a statement released on October 14, the operations room revealed that the Israeli airstrikes had destroyed several barracks and a s…

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2021-10-14). Pdte. de México insta a OMS aprobar vacunas contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net "Son derechos humanos y la OMS tiene que actuar con imparcialidad", dijo el mandatario mexicano.

Janet Parker (2021-10-14). A powerful human story and an indictment of Aust gov't brutality. greenleft.org.au At 21, Jaivet Ealom fled persecution in Myanmar, finding himself on a small boat with 100 other men, women and children destined for Darwin, writes Janet Parker.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. And you can get both shots at the same time. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/vGrUz75YoiI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of…

Staff (2021-10-14). RT Creative Lab releases 'Children of the Siege: VR Sketches', animated movie dedicated to kids of Leningrad during WWII (VIDEO). rt.com RT Creative Lab has released an animated movie, 'Children of the Siege. VR Sketches', dedicated to the children trapped in the city of Leningrad during the siege by Nazi forces, considered to be the deadliest in history. | Over three hundred thousand children were evacuated from Leningrad in the two months after WWII began in the Soviet Union. When the siege of the city began in September 1941, over four hundred thousand kids were trapped inside. | Children in besieged Leningrad knew little else but starvation and cold; they grew up to the whistle of shells and booms of explosions. The siege lasted a grueling…

Global Research News (2021-10-14). Selected Articles: Over 7,000 Doctors and Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" Accusing COVID Policy-Makers of 'Crimes Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca By This is beyond disturbing. According to Dr Pierre Kory, MD, MPA, and verified by the…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-10-14). Extinction Rebellion blockades Queensland parliament. greenleft.org.au An Extinction Rebellion action highlighted the critical danger facing the Great Barrier Reef. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). US Military Presence In The Middle East: The Less The Better. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by It may not have been planned or coordinated but efforts by Middle Eastern states to dial down tensions serve as an example of what happens when big power interests coincide. | It also provides evidence of the potentially positive fallout of a lower US profile in the region. | Afghanistan, the United States' chaotic withdrawal notwithstanding, could emerge as another example of the positive impact when global interests coincide. That is if the Taliban prove willing and capable of policing militant…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

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newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Blood donors urgently needed in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, urgently needs donations of Type O-positive and Type O-negative blood. "We are continuing to suffer a national blood shortage. As a result, blood products are still difficult to bring in from external sources to supplement our local collection capabilities," says Camille van Buskirk, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. "Despite these dire blood product shortages, the constant need for blood products for our patients…

Paul Haeder (2021-10-14). Back at Ground-Truthing Again and Again and Again. dissidentvoice.org Time and time again, the left sites just keep pushing all those international stories, all those stories tied to this or that political party head, and while China is important, and while we know the dirty deeds of Blinken to Pompeo, all the way back, we still miss out on the common people, us, the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why breast cancer screening is important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and 1 in 39 women will die from breast cancer. It's the most diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S., and it's now the most common cancer globally.That's why regular breast cancer screening is so important, says Dr. Christine Klassen, a Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic physician.Watch The Mayo Clinic Minute. www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XKd_sVm7dw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 06) is in the…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Turkey expands combat drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco: report. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Which have been used to murder people in Iraq, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria and the Ukraine to date. *** Turkey expands armed drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco — sources Turkey has expanded its exports of armed drones by negotiating sales deals with Morocco and Ethiopia after their successful use in international conflicts, according to four …

Staff (2021-10-14). Afghan Interpreter Who Rescued Biden in 2008 Is Evacuated from Afghanistan with His Family. democracynow.org After weeks of pleading for help, an Afghan interpreter, who helped rescue then-Senator Joe Biden when he was stranded 13 years ago in Afghanistan, has finally escaped Afghanistan. Aman Khalili describes his journey out of the country, and we speak with the reporter who broke the story. "I was in the safehouse for 15 days," Khalili tells Democracy Now! Khalili is "representative of a group of people that are still appealing for help from America and anyone else that can help them," says Dion Nissenbaum, with The Wall Street Journal.

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-14). The Heat: U.S. to lift COVID-19 restrictions in November. america.cgtn.com Signs of progress and a return to normalcy amid COVID-19 – The U.S. announced that it will open its borders with Mexico and Canada starting next month.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). Military Situation In Yemen On October 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 219 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On October 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 18 airstrikes on the Abdiyah district | On October 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On October 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf district | On October 14, clashes between Ans…

Staff (2021-10-14). The Nation's John Nichols: Trump's Coup Nearly Succeeded. He Will Try Again in 2024. democracynow.org As the House committee probing the January 6 attack on the Capitol ramps up its investigation, new details continue to emerge about former President Donald Trump's efforts to stay in the White House despite losing the 2020 election. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently revealed Trump directly asked the Justice Department nine times for help overturning the election. One of Trump's lawyers also wrote a memo detailing how Trump could stage a coup by getting electors from seven states thrown out, thus denying Biden's victory. The House select committee may also file charges against top Trump adviser Steve Bannon…

Janet Parker (2021-10-14). A powerful human story and an indictment of Australian government brutality. greenleft.org.au At 21, Jaivet Ealom fled persecution in Myanmar, finding himself on a small boat with 100 other men, women and children destined for Darwin, writes Janet Parker.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-10-14). Mosque attack in western Niger leaves 10 dead. en.mehrnews.com At least 10 people were killed in an attack by suspected ISIL-affiliated terrorists against a mosque in western Niger, the country's defense minister said .

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

Louis Menand (2021-10-14). It's Time to Stop Talking About "Generations" zcomm.org From boomers to zoomers, the concept gets social history all wrong…

WSWS (2021-10-14). Educators and workers across the US give support to October 15 global school strike. wsws.org The WSWS received statements from educators, parents and workers in California, Texas, and Tennessee in support of the October 15 global school strike called for by British parent Lisa Diaz.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-10-14). Hezbollah, Amal warn against sedition after Beirut shooting. en.mehrnews.com Following a shooting in Beirut at a protest against judicial probe into last year's explosion, Hezbollah and Amal Movement warned against a plot to drag Lebanon into a 'malicious sedition'.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Next steps, new leader for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Cheryl Willman was named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in May. In this role, Dr. Willman is leading the expansion and strategic development of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, as well as newly developing Mayo Clinic global cancer programs in London and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). No Sanctions Coming Nord Stream 2's Way Despite Ted Cruz And Congress' Best Efforts. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Washington will not implement any further sanctions against Nord Stream 2 in the near future, The outlet claims reported Republican Senator Ted Cruz has repeatedly insisted on restrictions. | Ted Cruz is blocking nominations for ambassador picks in order to attempt and force US President Joe Biden to impo…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-14). Formula milk trials are not reliable, warn researchers. imperial.ac.uk Researchers find trials lack scientific rigour and say change needed to protect trial participants and protect consumers from misleading information.

Karen J. Greenberg (2021-10-14). Eyes Are Always on You: Life in the Post-9/11 Military. counterpunch.org I know what it means to be watched all too carefully, a phenomenon that's only grown worse in the war-on-terror years. I'm a strange combination, I suspect, being both a military spouse and an anti-war-on-terror activist. As I've discovered, the two sit uncomfortably in what still passes for one life. In this country in these

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-14). Oposición hondureña se une de cara a elecciones presidenciales. telesurtv.net La coalición postulará a Xiomara Castro, del movimiento Libre, como su candidata presidencial.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). Egypt's President Al-Sisi To Restore Contact With Bashar al-Assad In Coming Days — Report. southfront.org Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi | Written by Khaled Iskef | The Journal of Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported, citing Egyptian sources, about A "private" confirmation of Cairo officials' agreements on the possibility of establishing contact between Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The potential call, considered as the first of its kind, is expected in coming days. | The report clarified that the Egyptians strive to establish this contact, aiming to expand their roles in the Syrian file in the coming days. Recently, Egypt has made many attempts to come to an a…

teleSUR, NG, JGN (2021-10-14). Rasgos de Simón Bolívar que lo hicieron Libertador. telesurtv.net Este jueves se conmemoran 208 años del nombramiento de Simón Bolívar como "Libertador" por parte de la Municipalidad de Caracas.

Richard Falk (2021-10-14). The Rebranding of Antisemitism after the Holocaust. zcomm.org By making the Palestinian people and their supporters bear the ongoing burdens of this grotesque genocide perverts the legacy of the Holocaust, extending the dark shadows of racism over Israel experience and identity in ugly reactive forms…

Staff (2021-10-14). 'Terrifying Terminator s**t': Robotics firm equips 'robo dog' with night-vision SNIPER RIFLE. rt.com A robotics firm and a gun manufacturer have joined forces to produce what amounts to an animatronic 'dog' with a sniper rifle for a face, managing to terrify more than a few netizens after unveiling the new device at an Army expo.

Eduardo Lucita (2021-10-14). Una jugada de EE.UU. mueve el tablero mundial. globalizacion.ca Sorpresa y desaire a los aliados europeos. Francia calificó al acuerdo militar inconsulto que EE.UU. firmó con Australia como ´una puñalada por la espalda ª, y junto con Alemania reflotó la vieja idea de crear una fuerza militar europea independiente de…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Kosovo: NATO's first full-fledged war, first military garrison state 22 years later. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ten Serbs, 10 policemen injured in Kosovo clashes Kosovo police said officers met resistance with firearms and grenades in Mitrovica…. Serbian state TV showed people in northern Mitrovica running away from tear gas and a car on fire. Similar clashes were reported in the nearby town of Zvecan. **** At an urgent meeting in Serbia's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

sputniknews (2021-10-14). WATCH Tanks Drive Along Beirut Streets in Wake of Deadly Shooting. sputniknews.com At least six people were killed and more than a dozen injured in Beirut on Thursday after unknown gunmen opened fire at people who were heading to the Justice Palace to protest against the judge investigating the deadly Beirut port explosion.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-14). Climate change action will improve health and save lives now and in the future. imperial.ac.uk Measures to tackle climate change could significantly benefit human health in the next few years, as well as in the long term, says a new report.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). U.S. Wants Russia To Remove All Mediun And Short-Range Missiles From Europe Before It Does The Same. southfront.org Russia must remove from Europe missiles that violate, in the opinion of the American side, the INF Treaty, Jeffrey Eberhardt,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

Amanda Marcotte (2021-10-14). Republicans' war on vaccines. zcomm.org GOP pushes strategy to prolong the pandemic…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). Military Situation In Mali On October 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 12, a French soldier Andrian Kewelien was killed in Mali by accident while performing maintenance | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

Editor2 (2021-10-14). Indian Women on an Arduous Road to Equality. orinocotribune.com By Tricontinental — Oct 11, 2021 | This dossier features portraits of the daily struggles of Indian women, primarily drawn by women artists from India and across the Global South based on photographs by Indian photographers. These are scenes of life in the fuller sense of the word — of joy, labour, anger, and resistance — along the arduous path towards women's emancipation. They are images of a fuller humanity that is owed to all workers, peasants, women, mothers, and daughters. | Brick work, locally known as 'pakka me kaam'. Illustration: Karuna Pious P (India) / Young Socialist Artists Referenc…

Patrick Parenteau (2021-10-14). Puerto Rico has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a clean energy grid. zcomm.org But FEMA plans to spend $9.4 billion on fossil fuel infrastructure instead…

South Front (2021-10-14). Video: The War on Yemen. Houthis Military Operation against Saudi Coalition Forces. Edge Close to Marib City. globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2021-10-14). Full-Scale US-Thai Military Drills to Be Conducted Next Year, US Military Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US hopes that Thai-American international military drills Cobra Gold, the largest joint annual exercises in Southeast Asia, will be held full-scale in 2022 after being downgraded due to the pandemic, head of US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral John Aquilino said in an interview with the Bangkok Post newspaper on Thursday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic collaborates with Personalis Inc. to expand cancer genomic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mayo Clinic announced an agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 12 that will allow it to offer clinical-grade comprehensive cancer genomic sequencing to cancer patients who choose to participate. Test results will be available to patients and their treating health care providers to guide therapeutic decisions, advance cancer research, and support the development of new diagnostic tests and therapies for cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Department of…

Pip Hinman (2021-10-14). Inner West Council signs off on misleading demerger flyer. greenleft.org.au Inner West Council is the first of the forcibly amalgamated councils in NSW to give residents a direct say on a demerger. But, as Pip Hinman reports, it will distribute questionable information to residents.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). US Trying To Boycott Energy Cooperation Between Moscow And Europe. southfront.org Illustrative ImageEurope depends on energy cooperation with Russia, but Washington's meddling threatens rapprochement. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | The current energy situation in Europe is really disturbing. The exponential rise in the price of gas directly threatens the functioning of basic sectors of European society. Amidst a scenario of growing demand for energy supply with low economic and environmental impact, European countries are looking for sustainable forms of cooperation and see Russia as the most promising ally. Howeve…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Consumer Health: What do you know about liver cancer? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about liver cancer. More than 42,000 new cases of primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 30,000 people will die of these diseases, according to the American Cancer Society. Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver, which is a football-sized organ in the upper…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Saudi-led Coalition Shares Footage Of Recent Airstrikes On Houthi Fighters In Ma'rib. southfront.org File image. | On October 14, the Saudi-led coalition announced that its warplanes had carried out 36 airstrikes on fighters and vehicles of the Houthis (Ansar Allah) in the district of al-Abdiyah in the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib. | Al-Abdiyah district center, which is located to the south of Ma'rib city, is currently besieged by the Houthis. Saudi-backed Yemeni forces have launched an operation to break the group's siege. | According to the Saudi-led coalition, the recent wave of airstrikes on al-Abdiyah claim…

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-10-14). Estudio alerta sobre aumento del hambre en Brasil. telesurtv.net El informe detalla que durante el Gobierno de Bolsonaro la inseguridad alimentaria ha aumentado notablemente.

Dan Bacher (2021-10-14). Governor Asks Urban Users to Reduce Water Use As Nut Growers Suck Up Water. zcomm.org "These industrial nut farms—more than 2 million acres of them—are getting enough water during the drought to produce a near-record crop, mostly for export."

A Guest Author (2021-10-14). Solidarity with longtime antiwar activist Joe Lombardo! workers.org Antiwar Activist Joe Lombardo is a consistent, unequivocal and vocal opponent of all forms of U.S. imperialism. The following is a lightly edited statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression issued Oct. 2. On the heels of its defeat in Afghanistan, the U.S. government has made it clear it . . . |

ecns.cn (2021-10-14). New batch of 2 mln doses of China-donated vaccine arrives in Cambodia. ecns.cn A new batch of 2 million doses of China-donated Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Thursday, a senior health official said.

Staff (2021-10-14). Headlines for October 14, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Says Port of Los Angeles Will Operate 24/7 to Ease Logjam That's Fueling Inflation, WHO Advisory Team to Investigate Origins of COVID-19 Pandemic, Pressure Grows to Waive Patent Rights for COVID Vaccines and for U.S. to Release Moderna Recipe, Florida Health Department Fines County That Defied Ban on Vaccine Mandates, Biden Admin to Massively Expand Wind Farms Along U.S. Coastlines, IAE Says Governments Must Do Far More to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Police Arrest Another 90 Activists as Climate Protests Continue in Front of White House, Texas Approves Heavily Gerrymandered Redistricting Map in Favor of GOP,…

Arsenio Toledo (2021-10-14). Government Sponsored Experiments to Craft the Best Pro-vaccine Messages Five Months before COVID-19 Vaccines Became Available. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). German Parties After The Elections: CDU. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | You can read this article in German: The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is often mentioned together with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), as they act as an association. The power struggles that shook both parties in the past and that have now, after the elections, become unusually fierce do not stop at the borders between the two parties. The reason is an unusual arrangement from the beginnings of the Federal Republic of Germany, according to which the CSU rules in the…

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-10-14). Venezuela exige Justicia por asesinato de menores en Colombia. telesurtv.net El presidente Maduro reiteró que actuarán con la verdad para exigir Justicia ante la situación que viven los venezolanos en el exterior.

sputniknews (2021-10-14). Syria's Anti-Daesh Allies Vow to Respond to Alleged Israeli, US Aggression Over Palmyra. sputniknews.com At least one soldier was killed and three others injured in what the Syrian military says was an Israeli attack in the skies above Palmyra, Syria shortly before midnight on Wednesday. The Israeli military, which has previously admitted to carrying out "hundreds" of strikes against its neighbour, did not comment on the strikes.

WSWS (2021-10-14). The lessons of Sri Lanka's ongoing three-month teachers' strike. wsws.org The continuing national industrial action of about 250,000 government schoolteachers and principals—the longest strike in Sri Lanka in recent times—has reached a critical juncture.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy. In 1986, Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to health care from Rochester, Minnesota, to the Southeast when it opened the clinic…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-14). Thorny Experience Of US Uneasy Attitude Towards Some Of Their European Allies. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe US has a long history of betrayals, when we recall the Middle-East, Afghanistan, or the Kurds in Syria, but the fact is that it betrayed its European allies as well. | Written by Sonja van den Ende, independent journalist. | To understand the immense scale of the betrayal by the US, I have to mention a very important case which happened a long time ago, to the Netherlands, the Netherlands are part of the so-called British Empire (like the US), the Netherlands always and still are the most loyal European ally of the US, the Dutch behave like a bad sect, loyal till the end, even if the master…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

David Swanson (2021-10-14). War Powers Reform and the Pretense Thereof. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 13, 2021 I've just read through three of the most boring but potentially most important documents around. One is the War Powers Resolution of 1973 which you can print on 6 pages and is what's referred to as existing law even though it's violated as routinely as air …

David Swanson (2021-10-14). Climate and Militarism Event Planned for 4 November in Glasgow, Scotland. warisacrime.org By World BEYOND War, October 14, 2021 A broad and growing coalition of peace and environmental organizations has announced plans for an event on Thursday, 4 November, in Glasgow. WHAT: Announcement of a Petition to COP26 Demanding that Militaries Be Included in Climate Agreement; colorful banners and light projection. WHEN: 4 November 2021, 4: 00 p.m. …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). The Pentagon's Dilemma: The Covid Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. globalresearch.ca "Physician and Army Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long is a rare, courageous truth-teller willing to probably jeopardize a military career for the greater good. To try and steer the Department of Defense to policies that protect military personnel from dangerous and …

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-14). Militarización de Macrozona Sur de Chile concita más críticas. telesurtv.net Subrayan que el diálogo es la única vía para atender las demandas de las comunidades del área y solucionar la violencia.

Ian I Mitroff (2021-10-14). A pandemic of fallacious thinking and civic irresponsibility: Part two — A psychological analysis. nationofchange.org The Virus is a big deal, Period! It's one of the worst calamities to strike in modern times.

Staff (2021-10-14). WATCH: Troops fire from armored vehicles as Beirut descends into chaos, resembling warzone. rt.com Armored vehicles have rolled into Beirut as the Lebanese capital descended into chaos, with crowds led by Hezbollah and Amal groups demonstrating against Tarek Bitar, the lead judge of the port blast investigation. | Beirut resembled a warzone on Thursday as the army deployed armored vehicles to a divided area of the city where deadly skirmishes erupted following an attack on a protest. The army declared that the troops would fire at any armed individuals on the capital's streets. | The Lebanese army deployed a range of armored vehicles, including tanks and trucks with mounted machine guns. Sources on the grou…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Zelensky urges frontline military cadets to hasten day when "Donbas and Crimea are with us again" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky: war in Donbas is a challenge that must be overcome for sake of future peace The war in Donbas is a challenge that Ukraine needs to overcome for the sake of peace in the future, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said addressing the cadets of the Luhansk military lyceum on the day of taking the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). Ukraine's Armed Forces Detained LPR JCCC Representative. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Ukrainian security forces captured an employee of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC) of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR). | The representative of the JCCC was stopped near the checkpoint "Pervomaisk — Zolotoe", the representative of the LPR on the political subgroup for Donbass, Rodion Miroshnik said."The militants of Ukraine violated several obligations and agreements at once, stole our observer, who was in Zolote.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Mysterious Airstrike Hit Northeastern Syria Following Turkish Threats To SDF. southfront.org Illustrative image. source: sdf-press.com | On October 14, an unidentified warplane, possibly a combat drone, carried out an airstrike on an area controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria. | According to local sources, the airstrike hit a house located in the town of Hitash in the northern Raqqa countryside. No casualties were reported. | The airstrikes may have been carried…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-14). Russian Foreign Ministry condemns NATO pseudo-state Kosovo's final solution in cleansing ethnic minorities. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Not that one should expect Russia to do more here than it does in all other situations: talk. ==== Moscow condemns Pristina's antics in northern Kosovo — statement "We decisively condemn the antics of the Albanian Kosovan leaders who feel impunity and use any excuse to achieve a spike of Serbophobia in the local community …

Sharon Zhang (2021-10-14). Restaurant, Hospitality Workers Quit in Droves in August as COVID Surged. zcomm.org While conservatives circulate spurious talking points about people not wanting to work, they are fighting tooth and nail against Democratic proposals that could save or create jobs…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-10-14). Tomgram: Michael Klare, The Burning Future of U.S.-China Relations. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Hey, these days the world really is a barrel of cheery news, isn't it? Take the U.S. and China. How much more swimmingly could relations between them go on this planet of sickness and heat? Just in case …

Jorge Majfud (2021-10-14). Las universidades de EE.UU. y sus "invitados" globalizacion.ca El expresidente de Argentina Mauricio Macri anunció: "fui convocado por el Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom de la FIU para ser parte de su programa de liderazgo académico". Como aman la palabra "liderazgo" la ensartan también en eso de…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Lebanese Army Arrests Nine, Including Syrian, After Deadly Beirut Clashes. southfront.org Official logo of the Lebanese Armed Force, source: lebarmy.gov.lb | The Lebanese Army announced that it had arrested nine people, including a Syrian citizen, who took part in the The clashes broke out when snipers opened fire at a group of Hezbollah and Amal Movement's supporters who were prot…

_____ (2021-10-13). Build Back Better Legislation. popularresistance.org For more than a week the country has been caught up in the ongoing melodrama of the "Build Back Better" (BBB) legislation, the Democrat Party's "social investment" bill now languishing in the House because of the inability of the Democrats to come to an agreement. The fight is characterized by the corporate media as an intra-party struggle between the emerging "progressive/left" pole of the Party and the "center," represented by the recalcitrant neoliberal corporate Democrats in the persons of Senators Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona. | But the media's tendency to reduce this strugg…

WSWS (2021-10-13). Austria gets a new chancellor but policies remain unchanged. wsws.org The abyss of ruthlessness, corruption and crime that has opened up with the recent government crisis in Vienna is symptomatic of the state of bourgeois democracy in all Western countries.

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-13). The sinister story of Kyrsten Sinema's turn to conservatism and political corruption. zcomm.org Sinema quickly joined other Democrats who'd followed the Citizens United path to the flashing neon lights of big money, joining the so-called "Problem Solvers" caucus that owes its existence in part to the Wall Street-funded front group "No Labels."

Ann Brown (2021-10-13). Is DNC Chair Jaime Harrison The Swamp's Man In DC? New Corporate Lobbyists Join DNC. moguldom.com Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison recently nominated a new list of corporate lobbyists to join the DNC including some who work to influence political decisions on behalf of Comcast, Facebook, and Google. The list has some wondering if Harrison is becoming the swamp's new man in Washington, D.C. DNC members were not allowed input …

Janet Parker (2021-10-13). Break the media monopoly over women's bodies. greenleft.org.au Whistleblower Frances Haugen has called out Facebook and its sister site Instagram for exacerbating body image and mental health issues in teenage girls, writes Janet Parker.

James Muldoon (2021-10-13). Regulating Big Tech is not enough. We need platform socialism. zcomm.org Facebook won't let state oversight trump shareholder interest, so alternatives — based on common ownership and community control — are needed…

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Oil Demand Can Grow To 4,2 Million Daily Barrels By 2022: OPEC. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) monthly oil market report highlighted that world demand for crude oil can grow to 4.2 million barrels per day by 2022 since rising natural gas prices could boost consumption of products derived from it. | RELATED: | The escalation of gas prices that its scarcity prompted has triggered a growing interest of industrial producers to switch from this product…

Joe Martino (2021-10-13). Canada Bans Unvaccinated Travellers from Boarding Planes, Trains & Cruises. globalresearch.ca

Charles "Sam" Faddis (2021-10-13). Southwest Airlines Is Collapsing — A Glimpse of the Future and Hope. globalresearch.ca

Becca Mohally Renk (2021-10-13). What Does Health Care For All Look Like in Nicaragua? dissidentvoice.org Since the Sandinistas returned to power in January 2007, child malnutrition has dropped by 45% for children under five and by 66% for children ages 6-12. I'd like you to imagine for a moment that you are the parent of a child with asthma, living in Ciudad Sandino, just outside the capital of Nicaragua, in …

Free West Media (2021-10-13). New Evidence Showing Harmfulness of Corona Vaccinations Presented to International Criminal Court. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Cuba and Russia To Strengthen Bilateral Trade and Cooperation. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel met Russia's Vice President Yuri Borisov in La Habana to dialogue on bilateral development prospects and economic, trade, and financial cooperation between their countries. | RELATED: | During the meeting, Diaz-Canel conveyed a cordial greeting to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and reiterated his gratitude for sending over 200 tons of medicines and food for the Cuban people when his…

Peter Certo (2021-10-13). In OtherWords: October 13, 2021. otherwords.org When Donald Trump asked Georgia state officials to "find" him nearly 12,000 extra votes last year, what if they'd say "sure"? Voting rights advocates worry the state's harsh new voter suppression law will make it easier for state officials to interfere in the counting of local election results, or even overturn them. | That's why Black pastors and voting rights supporters Lee Harris and Jane E. Thomas say Congress needs to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. This week in OtherWords, they explain how the law would fight state-level voter suppression efforts across the country and strengthen the right to vote for everyon…

Jim Hightower (2021-10-13). Follow Alabama's Lead on Child Care. otherwords.org Here are two terms you don't expect to see together: "The state of Alabama" and "progressive leader." (Okay, I'm a Texan, so I have no standing to point at the rank regressiveness of any other state government… but still, Alabama?) | And yet the Camellia State has flowered as a model of strong progressive action in one area of critical public importance: quality child care. | It's a cliche to say "our children are our future," but it's also true. Why, then, do we invest so little in our littlest ones, our future? | America's childcare system is a national disgrace. Nationally, we're failing to provide safe plac…

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). Taiwan's UN claims 'unjustifiable'. ecns.cn Beijing reiterated on Tuesday that Taiwan is not eligible to become a member of the United Nations.

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Duque Is Responsible For Crimes Against Venezuelan Migrants. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez announced that the United Nations Secretary General will be informed about the murder of two Venezuelan teenagers, who were found dead after being accused of stealing items in a supermarket in Tibu in Colombia on Oct. 9. | RELATED: | During an press conference, Rodriguez pointed out that the United States and the European Union have donated over US$1.5 billion to the Colombian S…

Ali Abunimah (2021-10-13). Sweden moves to criminalize support for Palestine. electronicintifada.net Holocaust scholars reject use of anti-Semitism smears against Palestine campaigners.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-13). US, Iran Exchanging Glances. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-10-13). Anti-Government Strike by Far-Right in Bolivia Diminished by Counter-Mobilizations by Working Class. orinocotribune.com In response to the anti-government strike called for by the far-right sectors in Bolivia, hundreds of citizens took to the streets in different parts of the country to express their support for the socialist national government. Meanwhile, local media reported that the business activities are running normally across the country | A 24-hour strike called for today, October 11, by the far-right sectors in Bolivian against the socialist government of President Luis Arce has been diminished by massive counter-mobilizations by the working class and popular sectors in the country. Since midnight, hundreds of Bolivians…

Francine Townsend (2021-10-13). When Wall Street Came to My Mobile Home Park. otherwords.org For the last 20 years, I have lived and thrived in a mobile home community. I loved where I live — right up until Wall Street bought the park and threatened the well-being of myself, my neighbors, and my family. | Mobile homes are a vital source of affordable housing for around 3 million households across 45,000 communities in the United States. These households have a median income of about $36,000 and include vulnerable populations like seniors, the disabled, and immigrants. | Our mobile home community was the sort of place where every neighbor helped everybody. If my grass wasn't cut, the neighbor across…

Joris Leverink (2021-10-13). It is time for a community approach to mental health. roarmag.org The CAHOOTS team in Eugene and Springfield, OR, USA. Credit: Todd Cooper/Eugene Weekly | The 2020 uprising in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has made the average US American aware of the movement to abolish police and prisons. In recent discussions of police violence, pundits and politicians have suggested that one solution is to defund the police and reinvest in the mental health system. Many people who have actually experienced that system, however, argue that the solution will not be nearly that simple. "We're not able to face the fact that mental health care…

_____ (2021-10-13). Dollar General Workers Stare Down Historic Union Vote. popularresistance.org In less than two weeks, a tiny group of a half dozen workers in Barkhamsted, Connecticut will vote on whether to become the only unionized Dollar General store employees in America. These six people in a small town about 20 miles northwest of Hartford now find themselves positioned to gain a historic toehold for organized labor inside a booming, low-wage industry. But it will not be easy. | Few companies have prospered since the beginning of the pandemic as much as Dollar General. The company boasts that three quarters of all Americans now live within five miles of one of its nearly 18,000 stores. The Washington…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-10-13). Venezuela Denounces US-Colombia 'False Flag' Plot at UN Security Council. venezuelanalysis.com UN Ambassador Samuel Moncada argued that US policy toward Venezuela had remained unchanged under the Biden administration.

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Venezuela's Oil Output Reaches 650 Thousand Barrels per Day. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's oil production reached 650 thousand barrels per day in September, according to the official statistics bulletin of the Organization of Petroleum Producing Countries (OPEC), disclosed today by the local press. | RELATED: | According to direct OPEC sources, the South American nation increased its crude oil extraction by 9,000 barrels per day with respect to August, according to the digital edition of the…

Alexandra Day (2021-10-13). The Impacts of Ireland's Data Centre Boom. Dublin is the Largest Data Centre in the EU. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). America's super rich hold 27 pct of national wealth, more than middle class combined. ecns.cn The top one percent of American earners now holds a bigger share of U.S. wealth than all of the country's middle class, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

teleSUR (2021-10-13). G20 Meeting Ends With Strong Commitment To Multilateralism. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Italy's Foreign Affairs Minister Luigi Di Maio called on ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) to reinforce the global trade system through the World Trade Organization (WTO). | RELATED: | Speaking at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in Sorrento, Di Maio called the multilateral trading system "a source of global stability" that has helped reduce the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. | "The commitment to 'build back be…

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Cuban Foreign Ministry Rejects Destabilization Attempts. telesurenglish.net The Cuban Foreign Ministry today rejected attempts to provoke the destabilization of the country's constitutional order through a march whose promoters are at the service of U.S. interests. | RELATED: | The director-general of the U.S. office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, wrote on Twitter that "a demonstration or march whose ostensible purpose is to lead sooner or later to the overthrow of the government…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-10-13). "Dare to be Wise!": How Free-thinking and Courageous Citizens will Steer the World on a Different Course. globalresearch.ca

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-10-13). Mexican President AMLO Pleads with Biden to End Failed Trillion Dollar "War on Drugs"—But Powerful U.S. Interests Prefer Deadly Status Quo. globalresearch.ca

John V. Walsh (2021-10-13). French Finance Minister Issues Declaration of Independence from the U.S. dissidentvoice.org "Clear Differences Remain Between France and the U.S, French Minister Says," is the headline to a remarkable piece appearing in the New York Times today. The Minister, Bruno Le Maire, is brutally frank on the nature of the differences as the quotations below Illustrate. (Emphases in the quotations are writer's.) In fact, they amount to …

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-10-13). Revolutionary History of Borikén w Comrade Libre X. Sankara. anchor.fm Welcome back to yet another episode, I hope you folks are doing well. In this episode me and Comrade Libre go into a fantastic discussion about the history and revolutionary resistance by the people of Borikén, who for hundreds of years have fought tirelessly against colonialism, imperialism, and oppression. Long live the struggle for Borikén!

Jamileh Tawfiq (2021-10-13). A nightmare for Gaza's young doctors. electronicintifada.net Staff in al-Shifa hospital are still shocked by the May attack.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-10-13). Economic and Social Chaos in America. Public Transportation Cuts Leave Millions Stranded. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Venezuela Offers Legal Guarantees to Russian Investors. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, during the Second Russia-Venezuela Bussiness Forum, the Venezuelan Foreign Trade Vice-Minister Hector Silva offered guarantees to protect Russian investors | Related | President Nicolas Maduro's administration expressed its interest to increase Russian investments in sectors such as farming, mining, and energy. It highlighted the country's strong and effective legal framework for the protection of fore…

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Mexico Announces Reopening of Its Border With the US. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) announced that Mexico's northern border will be reopened in November, as a result of successful negotiations concluded with the U.S. government. | RELATED: | "The closeness we have at this moment with the United States has not been experienced for many years," said Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard during AMLO's morning press conference at the National Pala…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-13). The U.S. Killer Drone Program Stays Afloat on the Back of Lies and Pentagon Propaganda. independentmediainstitute.org On August 29, in the final days of our 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, the United States launched a drone strike, firing a 20-pound Hellfire missile at an aid worker named Zemari Ahmadi as he parked his car outside his home in a residential neighborhood of Kabul. The lethal strike killed Ahmadi and nine members of …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-13). Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages" globalresearch.ca

Brittani Banks (2021-10-13). To Find Out If ExxonMobil Really Supports a Carbon Tax, Just Follow the Money. independentmediainstitute.org Click here for photos that you may use to accompany the article (captions and credits can be found in each image's description field). When then-ExxonMobil lobbyist Keith McCoy conceded in a secretly recorded video in May that the oil giant voiced support for a carbon tax only because it assumed it would never happen, ExxonMobil …

Christopher Jacobs (2021-10-13). The U.S. Military, A Critique. realprogressives.org Some readers might be offended by criticism of the US military, but nothing should be above critique. Some of the worst periods of human history occurred when people didn't question authority or question the course their society was taking.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-13). Kaiser hospitals' intransigence forces workers to authorize strike. peoplesworld.org

Birrion Sondahl (2021-10-13). Strikes: The Power of Resistance. realprogressives.org The time has come to throw off the chains of wage labor and create a new society where the workers control the means of production.

_____ (2021-10-13). US And Taliban Delegations Meet In Doha. popularresistance.org US and Taliban delegations met in Qatar's capital Doha on October 9-10, the first such meeting since the political developments of August when the latter took over the country. Following the meeting, the US has reportedly agreed to provide "humanitarian assistance" to Afghanistan. However, the foreign ministry in Afghanistan said that such assistance "should not be linked to political issues." | The delegates included officials from the US intelligence and state department. According to State Department spokesperson Ned Price, the agenda included talks for containing extremist groups, easing the evacuation of for…

Dana Sanchez (2021-10-13). CEO Of Largest US Bank, JP Morgan Chase: I Personally Think Bitcoin Is Worthless. moguldom.com Prominent crypto-industry stakeholders slammed JP Morgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, an avowed Bitcoin skeptic, and accused him of failing to understand the world's No. 1 cryptocurrency after Dimon said, "I personally think Bitcoin is worthless". Bitcoin was trading at $56,999 as of this writing with a market capitalization of $1,074 trillion. Dimon made the …

_____ (2021-10-13). Howard University Students Sit-In Over Safety Issues. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – Hundreds of Howard University students protested on campus Wednesday morning following a sit-in Tuesday night over housing and other concerns. | Students with the group Live Movement, a coalition of students from historically Black colleges and universities who advocate for education reform, began their sit-in at the Blackburn University Center Tuesday evening to demand university officials, including President Wayne Frederick, agree to a town hall meeting by the end of the month to negotiate their demands. Protesters say they will not leave the university center until officials agree to enter ta…

_____ (2021-10-13). First Farmworker Union Forms In New York State. popularresistance.org Twelve workers at a Long Island vineyard became the first agricultural workers to form part of a labor union in New York State. On Sept. 27, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) certified Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW, to represent these workers, who are employed at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, New York. | "My coworkers at Pindar and I joined Local 338 because we want dignity and respect. Our work should be valued and only by receiving equal treatment and things like sick days and paid time off to spend with our loved ones will it be," Rodolfo M., Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW member and worker at Pindar Vin…

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). Relevant question concerns not COVID-19 origins but how to prevent future pandemic: new thesis. ecns.cn The real relevant question is how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can emerge as the pandemic virus and what the society can do to prevent the future emergence of pandemic viruses, a new thesis has argued.

_____ (2021-10-13). Supply Chain Crisis: Workers' Health And Safety Vs. Capitalists' Profits. popularresistance.org At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, panic buying seemed to create a shortage of different necessities, including toilet paper. Midway through the COVID-19 pandemic, housing prices started rising drastically, as demand surpassed supply due to shortages of construction materials. | As students returned to in-person learning, schools found nutritious food for school lunches more difficult to get, and the U.S. relaxed requirements that schools must comply with federal nutrition standards. Visit any grocery store recently and you are likely to find shelves bare of any number of items. | A global shor…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-13). María Corina Machado Targets EU High Representative Borrell for His 'Deception' (Electoral Observation Mission). orinocotribune.com Far-right politician, Vente Venezuela leader María Corina Machado criticized European Union High Representative Josep Borrell for his deception and lies about the role of the European Union (EU) in the upcoming regional elections in Venezuela. | Through a post on her social media accounts, Machado questioned Borrell's altercation with the National Electoral Council (CNE) and Venezuelan political leaders. On Friday, October 8, Borrell had commented that the EU electoral observation mission's report will "legitimize or delegitimize" the November 21 elections, and the CNE asked Borrell for an explanation regarding h…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-13). Student Sit-In Enters 2nd Day At Howard University's Blackburn Center: Here Is What The Students Want. moguldom.com A student sit-in and protest at Howard University has entered its second day and student leaders said they aren't leaving until their demands are met. Howard students are currently occupying the prominent Washington, D.C.-based HBCU's Armour J. Blackburn University Center, the social hub of the campus. Among their demands are improved housing, representation on the …

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Amazon, Google Employees Demand Boycott of Israel. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a group of over 400 Amazon and Google employees signed an open letter urging both companies to cancel a $1.2 billion contract with the Israeli government and cease all ties with the country's military. | RELATED: | More than 400 Amazon and Google employees signed the petition anonymously, requesting the cancellation of Project Nimbus, whereby the two tech giants provide cloud services to the Israeli gov…

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). DPRK accuses U.S. of inciting tensions. ecns.cn Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, accused the United States of inciting tensions on the Korean Peninsula and called for the boosting of self-defensive capability to counter "hostile forces".

Debra Heine (2021-10-13). Over 7,000 Doctors and Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" Accusing COVID Policy-Makers of 'Crimes Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca

scorinoco (2021-10-13). Iran Announces Strategic Alliance with Russia. orinocotribune.com The announcement came shortly after last week's meeting in Moscow between the foreign affairs ministers of the two countries. | On Monday, October 11, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Said Khatibzadeh stated that the Eastern axis has been defined among Iran, China, and Russia, and announced the signing of a strategic partnership with Russia. | This legal understanding comes more than half a year after Iran having concluded a similar agreement with China and in a context of rearrangements of regional alliances and announcements of new partnerships in different regions. | According to the Iranian official, in…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-10-13). U.S. intervention and capitalism have created a monster in Honduras. peoplesworld.org Chilean author and human rights advocate Ariel Dorfman recently memorialized Orlando Letelier, former Chilean President Salvador Allende's foreign minister. Agents of dictator Augusto Pinochet murdered Letelier in Washington in 1976. Dorfman noted that Chile and the United States were "on excellent, indeed obscenely excellent, terms (like they are today, shamefully, between the United States and …

Bettina Marshall (2021-10-13). Homes Guarantee Organizer. peoplesaction.org About People's Action/Institute People's Action Institute (501c3) and sister organization People's Action (501c4) are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that puts people before profits. People's Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through …

Ray Mwareya (2021-10-13). Ugandan President Takes In Afghan Refugees as the CIA's Enforcer. towardfreedom.org Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is providing room and board to about 2,000 Afghan refugees, at the request of the United States, until they can be transferred to Western countries in months or years to come. This is a diplomatic triumph for a "useful" tyrant, who has repeatedly acted as a CIA enforcer in the sensitive regions of Central Africa and the Horn of Africa.

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2021-10-13: News Headlines

James Muldoon (2021-10-13). Regulating Big Tech is not enough. We need platform socialism. zcomm.org Facebook won't let state oversight trump shareholder interest, so alternatives — based on common ownership and community control — are needed…

Becca Mohally Renk (2021-10-13). What Does Health Care For All Look Like in Nicaragua? dissidentvoice.org Since the Sandinistas returned to power in January 2007, child malnutrition has dropped by 45% for children under five and by 66% for children ages 6-12. I'd like you to imagine for a moment that you are the parent of a child with asthma, living in Ciudad Sandino, just outside the capital of Nicaragua, in …

WSWS (2021-10-13). The Wuhan lab libel: The Washington Post teaches America to hate. wsws.org The renewed promotion of the Wuhan lab libel by the US media is part of a systematic effort to demonize China and the Chinese people and lay the grounds for military conflict.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-13). Heroes or Parasites: Europe's Self-serving Politics on Refugees. dissidentvoice.org Language is politics and politics is power. This is why the misuse of language is particularly disturbing, especially when the innocent and vulnerable pay the price. The wars in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern, Asian and African countries in recent years have resulted in one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes, arguably unseen since …

Anonymous Contributor (2021-10-13). El Comedor: Call for Support for Tijuana's Migrant/Refugee Mutual Aid Kitchen. itsgoingdown.org Call to support autonomous and self-organized mutual aid center, El Comedor, amidst a new wave of attacks on migrants along the so-called US and Mexico border. The crisis of borders continues in the "Americas." Xenophobic Trump era policies are still in operation stacked atop the older and fundamental necropolitical logic of the border. Those who make…

WSWS (2021-10-13). Austria gets a new chancellor but policies remain unchanged. wsws.org The abyss of ruthlessness, corruption and crime that has opened up with the recent government crisis in Vienna is symptomatic of the state of bourgeois democracy in all Western countries.

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-13). The sinister story of Kyrsten Sinema's turn to conservatism and political corruption. zcomm.org Sinema quickly joined other Democrats who'd followed the Citizens United path to the flashing neon lights of big money, joining the so-called "Problem Solvers" caucus that owes its existence in part to the Wall Street-funded front group "No Labels."

Janet Parker (2021-10-13). Break the media monopoly over women's bodies. greenleft.org.au Whistleblower Frances Haugen has called out Facebook and its sister site Instagram for exacerbating body image and mental health issues in teenage girls. Janet Parker argues it helps feminists campaign against the system that commodifies women's bodies.

George Ochenski (2021-10-13). Governors Can Run Away to Texas, But They Can't Hide From the Problems Back Home. counterpunch.org Plagued by a mounting number of very serious problems in Montana, what did Gov. Greg Gianforte opt to do? No, he did not "put his shoulder to the wheel" and get to work addressing those issues — which would be doing the job he was elected and paid by taxpayers to do. Nope, he jumped on

Joe Martino (2021-10-13). Canada Bans Unvaccinated Travellers from Boarding Planes, Trains & Cruises. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). #WeAreNATO #StrongerTogether: Turkey condemns Russia, U.S. over deaths of police killed in occupied Syria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US, Russia bear responsibility in recent YPG attacks: FM àáavu≈üoƒülu The United States and Russia are responsible in part for the attacks carried out in northern Syria by the Syrian offshoot of the PKK…the YPG, Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu said Wednesday, adding that the two countries did not keep their promises. …àáavu≈üoƒülu reiterated that Turkey …

Charles "Sam" Faddis (2021-10-13). Southwest Airlines Is Collapsing — A Glimpse of the Future and Hope. globalresearch.ca

Free West Media (2021-10-13). New Evidence Showing Harmfulness of Corona Vaccinations Presented to International Criminal Court. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Iranian Foreign Ministry says it has proof terrorists were transferred to Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Iran Says Has Documents on Transfer of Terrorists to Azerbaijan "Iran has even acquired [the audio files of] their conversations, and has them on its intelligence radar," said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in a Tuesday interview with Iran's national radio. "We told the Azeri side that this is not acceptable, and their highest-ranking …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Pentagon trains proxy armies in Georgia, Latvia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania for "large-scale combat operations and strategic deterrence" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com 4th Security Forces Assistance Brigade Deployment to Europe The 4th Security Forces Assistance Brigade will deploy to Europe in support of U.S. Army Europe and Africa in fall 2021 to support and assist U.S. allied and partner nation militaries in the European theater. 4th SFAB will do this by establishing sustainable partnerships with the land …

WSWS (2021-10-13). Russian COVID-19 deaths reach record highs while government does nothing. wsws.org Nearly 1000 people a day are dying from coronavirus in Russia, as the federal government does nothing and local officials impose a patchwork of inadequate and ineffective public health measures.

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). Taiwan's UN claims 'unjustifiable'. ecns.cn Beijing reiterated on Tuesday that Taiwan is not eligible to become a member of the United Nations.

W. T. Whitney (2021-10-13). US Intervention and Capitalism Have Created a Monster in Honduras. counterpunch.org Honduras, a dependent nation, is subject to U.S. expectations. These center on free rein for businesses and multi-national corporations, large foreign investment, low-cost export goods, low wages, foreigners' access to land holdings and sub-soil resources, and a weakened popular resistance. Meanwhile, the U.S. government casts a blind eye on Hernández's many failings.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Deere workers wary of stall tactics by UAW, press for strike action. wsws.org With the strike deadline fast approaching, the UAW is enforcing a veil of silence over its plans, a clear indication that it is trying to work out a deal in the 11th hour to prevent a strike.

Ali Abunimah (2021-10-13). Sweden moves to criminalize support for Palestine. electronicintifada.net Holocaust scholars reject use of anti-Semitism smears against Palestine campaigners.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-13). US, Iran Exchanging Glances. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-13). Washington state carpenters union forces through sellout contract. wsws.org Throughout the months-long struggle, workers confronted the deliberate sabotage of the Northwest Carpenters Union, raising the need for construction workers to build new organizations to fight.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Workers in Vietnam forced to work to maintain profits of US companies. wsws.org As COVID restrictions disrupt supply chains and hit profits, Vietnamese garment workers are being made to eat, sleep and work at factories producing for major US labels.

Alexandra Day (2021-10-13). The Impacts of Ireland's Data Centre Boom. Dublin is the Largest Data Centre in the EU. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). America's super rich hold 27 pct of national wealth, more than middle class combined. ecns.cn The top one percent of American earners now holds a bigger share of U.S. wealth than all of the country's middle class, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

Ed Rampell (2021-10-13). Where Can You Go to Hiss Kissinger, Boo Nixon and Pelt Pinochet with Squishy Tomatoes? covertactionmagazine.com Try Mark Wilding's Wildly Funny, But Razor-Sharp, Satirical Dramatization of the CIA-Backed Fascist Coup in Chile. You may think you …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Georgia: German military employs NATO to return to the Caucasus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Minister of Defense held a meeting with the Ambassador of Germany The Minister of Defense of Georgia hosted the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Hubert Knirsch. The sides reviewed the issues of defense cooperation between Georgia and Germany and expressed hope that the close cooperation between the two countries will continue in …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey finish military exercise to "protect" oil pipeline. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ETERNITY 2021 Command and Staff Training is over ETERNITY 2021 Command-Staff Tripartite Exercise is over. The official closing ceremony was attended by Deputy Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces, Major General Zaza Chkhaidze, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Georgia Fatma Jeren Yazgan , invited generals from Turkey and Azerbaijan, as well as representatives …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-10-13). "Dare to be Wise!": How Free-thinking and Courageous Citizens will Steer the World on a Different Course. globalresearch.ca

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-10-13). Mexican President AMLO Pleads with Biden to End Failed Trillion Dollar "War on Drugs"—But Powerful U.S. Interests Prefer Deadly Status Quo. globalresearch.ca

John V. Walsh (2021-10-13). French Finance Minister Issues Declaration of Independence from the U.S. dissidentvoice.org "Clear Differences Remain Between France and the U.S, French Minister Says," is the headline to a remarkable piece appearing in the New York Times today. The Minister, Bruno Le Maire, is brutally frank on the nature of the differences as the quotations below Illustrate. (Emphases in the quotations are writer's.) In fact, they amount to …

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-10-13). Revolutionary History of Borikén w Comrade Libre X. Sankara. anchor.fm Welcome back to yet another episode, I hope you folks are doing well. In this episode me and Comrade Libre go into a fantastic discussion about the history and revolutionary resistance by the people of Borikén, who for hundreds of years have fought tirelessly against colonialism, imperialism, and oppression. Long live the struggle for Borikén!

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Historic visit, main strategic partner: Georgian Defense Ministry elated over impending Austin trip. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Statement of the Ministry of Defense After the announcement of the Pentagon official, the Ministry of Defense of Georgia also confirms that the US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will pay a visit to Georgia, which can be considered a historic visit. The visit underscores the strength of the US-Georgia strategic partnership… It should be …

Jamileh Tawfiq (2021-10-13). A nightmare for Gaza's young doctors. electronicintifada.net Staff in al-Shifa hospital are still shocked by the May attack.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-10-13). Economic and Social Chaos in America. Public Transportation Cuts Leave Millions Stranded. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-13). Opposition builds as Washington state school reopenings fuel surge of COVID-19. wsws.org Nearly two months into the semester, the reality of high case rates, pediatric infections, and hospital capacity has exposed the so-called "safe" return promoted by the Democratic Party and teachers unions as a lie.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Azerbaijani land forces commander to participate in war games in Turkey. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Commander of the Land Forces left for Istanbul Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan — Commander of the Land Forces, Major General Anvar Afandiyev left for Turkey at the invitation of the Commander of the Land Forces of the Republic of Turkey, Army General Musa Avsever, the Ministry of Defense told APA. …

Brittani Banks (2021-10-13). The U.S. Killer Drone Program Stays Afloat on the Back of Lies and Pentagon Propaganda. independentmediainstitute.org On August 29, in the final days of our 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, the United States launched a drone strike, firing a 20-pound Hellfire missile at an aid worker named Zemari Ahmadi as he parked his car outside his home in a residential neighborhood of Kabul. The lethal strike killed Ahmadi and nine members of …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-13). Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages" globalresearch.ca

Brittani Banks (2021-10-13). To Find Out If ExxonMobil Really Supports a Carbon Tax, Just Follow the Money. independentmediainstitute.org Click here for photos that you may use to accompany the article (captions and credits can be found in each image's description field). When then-ExxonMobil lobbyist Keith McCoy conceded in a secretly recorded video in May that the oil giant voiced support for a carbon tax only because it assumed it would never happen, ExxonMobil …

Christopher Jacobs (2021-10-13). The U.S. Military, A Critique. realprogressives.org Some readers might be offended by criticism of the US military, but nothing should be above critique. Some of the worst periods of human history occurred when people didn't question authority or question the course their society was taking.

_____ (2021-10-13). Build Back Better Legislation. popularresistance.org For more than a week the country has been caught up in the ongoing melodrama of the "Build Back Better" (BBB) legislation, the Democrat Party's "social investment" bill now languishing in the House because of the inability of the Democrats to come to an agreement. The fight is characterized by the corporate media as an intra-party struggle between the emerging "progressive/left" pole of the Party and the "center," represented by the recalcitrant neoliberal corporate Democrats in the persons of Senators Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona. | But the media's tendency to reduce this strugg…

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). Relevant question concerns not COVID-19 origins but how to prevent future pandemic: new thesis. ecns.cn The real relevant question is how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can emerge as the pandemic virus and what the society can do to prevent the future emergence of pandemic viruses, a new thesis has argued.

WSWS (2021-10-13). 164 children killed by COVID-19 across the US over the past two months. wsws.org Coinciding with the bipartisan push to fully reopen schools this fall, an average of 20 children have died from COVID-19 each week, or roughly three each day, over the past two months alone.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Black Sea buildup: Pentagon chief to visit Georgia, Romania, Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US Secretary of Defense to visit Georgia US Secretary of Defense will visit Georgia. According to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, Lloyd Austin and his team are preparing for a visit to Europe next. "They will visit Georgia, Ukraine and Romania. This important visit will end with the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels", — added John …

Debra Heine (2021-10-13). Over 7,000 Doctors and Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" Accusing COVID Policy-Makers of 'Crimes Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). DPRK accuses U.S. of inciting tensions. ecns.cn Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, accused the United States of inciting tensions on the Korean Peninsula and called for the boosting of self-defensive capability to counter "hostile forces".

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Polish Defense Minister confirms wall to be build along Belarusian border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish gov't OKs plan to build wall on Belarus border: interior minister "Despite the deployment of additional personnel and assistance from soldiers and police, as well as the use of temporary installations, we have not seen a decrease in the number of attempts to cross the Polish-Belarusian border," [Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kami≈Ñski] said. "Therefore, …

C.J. Hopkins (2021-10-13). The Great New Normal Purge. dissidentvoice.org So, the Great New Normal Purge has begun … right on cue, right by the numbers. As we "paranoid conspiracy theorists" have been warning would happen for the past 18 months, people who refuse to convert to the new official ideology are now being segregated, stripped of their jobs, banned from attending schools, denied medical …

Thomas Knapp (2021-10-13). "No First Use": An Empty Gesture That Would Cost Nothing. counterpunch.org "Debate on 'no first use' of nukes mushrooms in Washington," Joe Gould reports at Defense News. "Five years after President Barack Obama turned back from declaring a 'no first use' as US policy for nuclear weapons," Gould writes, "opponents say the Biden administration is considering it too, and warn that it risks alienating allies." Is it

Brittani Banks (2021-10-13). What Kind of a Threat Is Russia? independentmediainstitute.org In his latest book, The Stupidity of War: American Foreign Policy and the Case for Complacency, American political scientist John Mueller demonstrates that since the end of World War II, American policymakers have developed a kind of addiction to threat inflation by "routinely elevating the problematic to the dire… focused on problems, or monsters, that …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Azerbaijani president on Eurasian energy war, conflict with Iran, Israeli military in conquered Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com President Ilham Aliyev has given an interview to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica Italy is one of the first countries involved in this work [in conquered Nagorno-Karabakh]. The first country is Turkey, the second is Italy. This is not accidental. It was our choice. I said that we will invite only companies from friendly countries …

WSWS (2021-10-13). IMF concerned over inflation and push for higher wages. wsws.org In comments to the Financial Times, IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath emphasized the importance of being "very, very vigilant" with regard to wage demands in response to inflation.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Mitsuba auto parts workers occupy factory in Turkey to oppose sackings. wsws.org Workers at a Mitsuba plant in Kocaeli launched a wildcat strike as contract negotiations began that affect 150,000 Turkish metal workers.

Karen Conner (2021-10-13). Core Inflation Still Moderate, But Rent Increases Are Grounds for Concern. cepr.net The overall picture is still transitory with the overall CPI up 0.4 percent, and the core just 0.2 percent. Cars will come down in price one day. Food and energy may take longer. Food is affected by climate, so denialists will have to eat this. | New vehicle prices continue to rise rapidly, up 1.3 percent; the fifth straight month over 1.0 percent. Used vehicle prices fall 0.7 percent. Year-over-year, up by 8.7 percent and 24.4 percent, respectively. | Food prices are up 0.9 percent, 4.6 percent year-over-year; it's the climate change special. Food away from home is up just 0.5 percent, 4.7 percent year-over-year…

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-10-13). Canadian Tire Fire #15: Tenant Organizing, Forest Defense, #AllOutForWedzinKwa. itsgoingdown.org Since September 25th, the Gidimt'en Access Point has been holding new blockades and using a variety of tactics to keep Coastal GasLink workers and the RCMP off their territory. Specifically, they have been blocking access to a drill pad, without which CGL will be unable to drill under the Wedzin Kwa, or Morice River. Gidimt'en…

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-10-13). Cultural Warfare in the 20th Century: How Western Civilization Became Undone. globalresearch.ca

Steve Poikonen (2021-10-13). SND Morning Edition: National Divorce, Kyrie Irving, UAE-Gate, & More. slownewsdayshow.com

Fight Back (2021-10-13). Philippines: Call for collective action to extend aid to victims of massive flooding. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Oct. 12 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Party calls on all revolutionary forces to lead in efforts to mobilize all possible resources to extend aid to all victims of massive flooding in various provinces, especially in northern Luzon. | Just several months after suffering from widespread economic devastation brought about by rains last December, millions of people of northern Luzon provinces have been ravaged again by widespread flooding following a few days of heavy rains and landslides brought by typhoon Maring. Widespread inunda…

Robert Hunziker (2021-10-13). Code Red on FacingFuture.TV. dissidentvoice.org FacingFuture.TV recently hosted a preview of the upcoming IPCC 2021 UN climate report, which report guides the gathering of dignitaries from around the world meeting in Glasgow this November to discuss, analyze, and decide how to deal with global warming/climate change. According to the Code Red interview, the IPCC is taking off its ultra conservative …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). U.S. condemns cross-border attack on "NATO ally Turkey," condoles over invasion forces killed in Syria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US condemns cross-border attack on 'NATO ally Turkey' The U.S. on Oct. 12 condemned a cross-border attack on Turkish soil and offered condolences for the killings of two Turkish police offers in northern Syria. "We condemn the cross-border attack against our NATO ally Turkey. We express our condolences to the families of the Turkish national …

Martha Rosenberg (2021-10-13). Prescription Drug Safety Risks Hidden, Hypochondria Created by Marketing. counterpunch.org If you're like most people, you never heard of the prescription drug Humira until 2013. That's when Abbott Laboratories spun off AbbVie, to aggressively market the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug which went on to become the top selling drug by 2019. Humira marketing is a case study in how drug makers promote expensive, dangerous and

WSWS (2021-10-13). Pandemic accelerates Australia's class divide. wsws.org By its party de-registration laws, the ruling class is trying to muzzle dissent as COVID-19 lays bare the terrible human cost of the worsening social inequality.

Sundance (2021-10-13). 100-200 Members of Congress, Families and Staff Treated with Ivermectin. No Hospitalizations. globalresearch.ca

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-13). Colombia Accuses Julio Borges of Plotting Against Guaidó. orinocotribune.com Amid recent confrontations between formerly allied factions of the Venezuelan right, the fugitive from justice Julio Borges was the subject of criticism and denunciations on the part of sectors of the national and international extreme right, who accused him of wanting to "knock down," or deliver a "low blow," to former deputy Juan Guaidó. | In this case, the criticism came from the former Colombian Ambassador to the United States, Francisco Santos, who spoke through his Twitter account to attack his former partner in conspiracies against Venezuela. | "He has done everything possible to overthrow Juan Guaidó, des…

Alessandro Mascellino (2021-10-13). "Face Biometrics" to Streamline Airline Passengers. globalresearch.ca

Richard C. Gross (2021-10-13). Bullying Standard Practice for Right-wing Republicans. counterpunch.org "Bullies are always to be found where there are cowards." — Mahatma Gandhi Bullying seems to be the common denominator in the Republican Party, from a former president on down to GOP-led state governments that have been restricting voting rights. The majority in this country of endless political wars and congressional gridlock between two major

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). With Bosnian Serbs to withdraw from army, NATO trains troops for combat-readiness. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Annual Conference on the Operational Capability Assessment Program began in Sarajevo The NATO Operational Capabilities Program is a mechanism of the Partnership for Peace Program through which training and assessment of pre-declared units according to NATO standards is performed. *** The Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina have been implementing the OCC E&F [Operational …

WSWS (2021-10-13). COVID-19 outbreaks at NYU and Columbia trigger opposition to unsafe campus reopening. wsws.org Hundreds of people at both universities have contracted COVID-19 as a result of the profit-driven decisions of both administrations to hold in-person instruction amidst the Delta variant-fueled resurgence of the deadly pandemic.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Ascension: Social division and social ambition in China. wsws.org The movie, according to its director, is "observational and essayistic," examining, among other things, the "juxtaposition of wealth and poverty" and the "often coercive relationships between the various levels of capitalist enterprise."

WSWS (2021-10-13). Germany ends free coronavirus tests and reopens universities. wsws.org Despite new infections continuing at a high level of about 8,000 per day, and virologists warning of a severe wave this autumn and winter, the federal and state governments are eliminating even the last protective measures against COVID-19…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-13). Waking up to Climate Change Dinosaurs. dissidentvoice.org Morning listening on October 13. Australia's Radio National. Members of the Morrison government are doing their interview rounds with the host, Fran Kelly. We enter a time warp, speeding away into another dimension where planet Earth, and Australia, look different. The first interview, with Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie, is filled with the sort of rejigged …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-10-13). Mit psychologischen Erziehungsmethoden àºber den Tag hinausdenken und gegensteuern. globalresearch.ca

Seiji Yamada, Arcelita Imasa, Gregory Maskarinec (2021-10-13). Social Medicine and the Coming Transformation: a Manual for Career Path 2.0. counterpunch.org Who practices social medicine? As third-year medical students rotate through their clerkships, they sort themselves into future pediatricians, psychiatrists, surgeons, radiologists, etc. No medical student plans to enter the specialty of social medicine. Nursing is a discipline in its own right, but nurse practitioner students learn to function as clinicians, much like physicians. Students in

rebekah (2021-10-13). When Wall Street Came to My Mobile Home Park. inequality.org

Karen Conner (2021-10-13). Labor Market Facts from Recent CEPR Research for Hispanic* Heritage Month. cepr.net Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 to celebrate the traditions and contributions of those "whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America." The term Hispanic is somewhat ambiguous as it's used to describe over 60 million Americans from various countries and ancestries. But this month is an opportunity to highlight …

Dan Bacher (2021-10-13). Environmental Justice Advocates Respond to Oil Spill: End Neighborhood and Offshore Oil Drilling Now. counterpunch.org Since 2019, Governor Newsom's state oil and gas regulatory agency, CalGEM has issued over 9,000 onshore drilling permits while state lawmakers have repeatedly killed legislation that would have directly protected frontline communities from serious adverse health effects from oil and gas drilling next to homes, schools, prisons, and healthcare facilities, according to the groups. Governor

WSWS (2021-10-13). Accepting televised debate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon puts forward neo-fascist Eric Zemmour. wsws.org The decision by Mélenchon, the presidential candidate of LFI, to debate with a political criminal who is still undeclared as a candidate for 2022 is politically wretched.

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). Chinese vice premier calls for action to build a community for all life on Earth. ecns.cn Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Tuesday called for active steps to promote ecological conservation and restoration, and to strengthen ecosystem resilience so as to protect Earth.

John Waters (2021-10-13). COVID Totalitarianism: The Deification of Error. globalresearch.ca

Brian Berletic (2021-10-13). Uyghur Tribunal: US Lawfare at Its Lowest. asia-pacificresearch.com

Prof. Mel Gurtov (2021-10-13). The Biden China Initiative, a Flawed and Dysfunctional Policy. asia-pacificresearch.com

Juan Cole (2021-10-13). Progressives in Congress: Biden must do More to End Saudi War on Yemen, as Starvation Stalks its Children. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — President Biden says he wants to end the Yemen war, but eight months in, he has not made a dent in it. The Saudi-led war on Yemen has involved the dropping thousands of pounds of bombs on that country, with up to a third of the buildings hit having been …

Global Voices (2021-10-13). 'Sindyanna of Galilee': Extending the olive branch between Arabs and Israelis. juancole.com By Coco Cresswell | — ( Globalvoices.org) — In 1996 Hadas Lahav, a Jewish Israeli social activist, had a vision: a future of Arab-Israeli coexistence. That same year, through co-founding Sindyanna of Galilee, a female-led social enterprise producing olive oil and other local products, she began to put this dream into practice. Sindyana of Galilee …

Tomdispatch (2021-10-13). I'll be Watching You: Military Dependents under Surveillance. juancole.com By Andrea Mazzarino | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — I know what it means to be watched all too carefully, a phenomenon that's only grown worse in the war-on-terror years. I'm a strange combination, I suspect, being both a military spouse and an anti-war-on-terror activist. As I've discovered, the two sit uncomfortably in what still …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Biden, Erdogan to discuss F-16s, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden, Erdogan expected to discuss Karabakh conflict Turkish and American Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Joe Biden are expected to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin has said in an interview with the Milliyet newspaper. "Issues on Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, the Caucasus region and Karabakh, Libya, the Mediterranean and other regions, as …

TASS (2021-10-13). Ukraine sabotages Donbass reconciliation talks — Lugansk negotiators. tass.com "The Ukrainian delegation was ready to discuss anything but substantive issues," she added…

TASS (2021-10-13). Japan to hold dialogue with Russia based on existing agreements, PM says. tass.com The prime minister again reiterated Japan's stance that the Southern Kuril Islands fall under Tokyo's sovereignty…

Tucker Carlson (2021-10-13). Video: Joe Biden's Divisive 'Purge' of Unvaccinated Americans from Society. Tucker Carlson. globalresearch.ca

Photos by Mort Stein (2021-10-13). Washington March for Women's Rights. indybay.org Women march throughout the country to keep abortion legal…

teleSUR, him, JL (2021-10-13). Venezuela denunciará ante la ONU asesinato de niños en Colombia. telesurtv.net La vicepresidenta venezolana acusó que Iván Duque promueve el odio, la discriminación y xenofobia contra los migrantes.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-13). Military Situation In Yemen On October 13, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 214 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On October 12, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes on the Abdiyah district | On October 12, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On October 12, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf district | On October 12, Ansar Allah capture…

Brian Terrell (2021-10-13). Keine Kampfdrohnen in Kriegsgebieten. warisacrime.org Am 13. Mai 2013 hielt Prà§sident Obama vor der National Defense University (Nationale Verteidigungsuniversità§t) eine là§ngere Rede zum Thema "àúber die Zukunft unseres Kampfes gegen den Terrorismus", in der er zum ersten Mal àºber das offiziell noch immer geheime Programm der US-Regierung der gezielten Attentate durch ferngesteuerte Drohnen sprach. Ich war in der Lage, diese …

WSWS (2021-10-13). Sri Lankan health workers join national stoppage. wsws.org Nurses, attendants, paramedics, office staff and junior staff took part in the industrial action, defying President Gotabhaya Rajapakse's draconian essential services law.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

Malik Miah (2021-10-13). United States: Vaccines, public safety and workers' rights. greenleft.org.au How should the working class respond to a pandemic and protect workers' interests at the same time? Malik Miah reports on the situation in the United States.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-13). Turkish-Backed Militants Claim They Shot Down Russian Drone Over Northern Aleppo (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On October 13, a Russian Orlan-10 drone crashed in the outskirts of the Turkish-occupied town of Marea in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | The Turkish-backed Syrian National Army claimed that the drone was shot down by its militants. Nevertheless, opposition activists said that the drone fell as a result of a technical failure. Photos of the drone's wreckage show no real damage.

Staff (2021-10-13). "Missing in Brooks County": Thousands of Migrants Denied Due Process at Border Have Died in Desert. democracynow.org We continue to look at the humanitarian crisis along the border, where more people are dying trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border than ever before, as President Biden has increased funding for border enforcement and militarization even as he vowed not to expand Trump's border wall. We go to Brooks County in South Texas, which has recorded at least 98 migrant deaths so far this year, nearly triple the number from 2020. "People are being expelled without any due process regarding their asylum claim," says Eddie Canales, director of the South Texas Human Rights Center. "There really hasn't been a change in policy,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-13). Putin Speaks Of Energy Crisis, Nord Stream 2, Ukraine At Russian Energy Week. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 13th, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at the plenary session of the Russian Energy Week in Moscow. | Putin spoke about the record growth in world fuel prices, gas transit through Ukraine, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. | He stressed that the rise in gas prices in Europe was caused by a shortage of electricity, and not vice versa."And there is no need <...> to shift from a sore head to a healthy one, as we say and how some of our partners are trying to do," he said.

Boris Acosta Reyes (2021-10-13). Marchas y tensión política en Bolivia y amenazas de desestabilización. globalizacion.ca El presidente boliviano Luis Arce afrontó este lunes su primer paro, convocado contra un proyecto de ley que combate el blanqueo de las ganancias ilícitas y contra la ´persecución política ª que denuncia la oposición, una medida que el gobierno ve…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-13). Reconciliation Process Continues In Eastern Daraa Despite Attack On Army Post (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On October 13, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a combing operation in the town of Saida in the eastern Daraa countryside. | Saida joined the Russian-sponsored

Center for Global Health Equity UVA (2021-10-13). Friday 10/22: Pursuing Equity In Global Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccine. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Vasko Kohlmayer (2021-10-13). Pfizer's CEO Alfred Bourla: "We Are Very Proud of What We have Done". Vaccine Triggers Countless Deaths and Wave of Hospitalizations. globalresearch.ca

SCC Single Payer Health Care Coalition (2021-10-13). Wednesday 10/13: CalCare Now! California Health Care for All Virtual Town Hall. indybay.org Online town hall…

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2021-10-13). Investigan a expresidente peruano por presunto lavado. telesurtv.net Pedro Pablo Kuszynski está siendo formalmente investigado por presunto lavado de dinero desde el 1 de julio.

Staff (2021-10-13). Family Searching for Migrant Father Who Went Missing in Texas Desert as Border Deaths Hit Record. democracynow.org Armando Alejo Hernández went missing in the desert after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in May of 2021, but not before sending several last audio messages to his eldest son describing the difficult terrain and asking for help. "He wasn't feeling so good, and he was out of water and food," says Hernández's 17-year-old son Derek. "The group got ahead, and then he lost the group." Hernández was an undocumented worker in the United States for more than a decade before being deported in 2016. His wife and two sons, who are U.S citizens by birth, have pleaded with Border Patrol and the Mexican Consulate for help, with…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-10-13). MEN WAKE UP! —Supreme Court Zealotry wants to control men's reproductive rights!! Toda. indybay.org Satirical letter about religious zealots control over reproduction…

Yaak Pabst (2021-10-13). Is Green Growth the Solution? indybay.org Just as every millimeter of social progress must be fought for against capital interests, the protection of nature and climate must also be won against the rulers. In these struggles lies the future of the planet.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

Jonah Furman (2021-10-13). 'We're Sick of Giving Away Our Future'. zcomm.org An Interview with Kellogg Strike Leaders…

William Minter (2021-10-13). Indigenous Movements Are Key to the Fight Against Fossil Fuels. fpif.org Oil is now flowing through the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline from Edmonton, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin. The 1,097-mile-long pipeline, owned by the Canadian company Enbridge, includes 337 miles in northern Minnesota. It has faced strong resistance for years from indigenous people and other environmental activists known as "water protectors." | Ironically

Anonymous007 (2021-10-13). Military Situation In Syria On October 13, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 12, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 9 times: 1 — in Idlib province, 3 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On October 13, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces near Sarmaniyah village | On October 13, an explosion was reported in the city of Afrin | On October 10, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Tal Tama…

Jason Ditz (2021-10-13). Saudi Air Strikes in Yemen Are at a Six Month High. news.antiwar.com Saudi airstrikes in Yemen have increased steadily for months, centered almost entirely on the city of Maarib. Data has the number of strikes up 32% month over month, Strikes are escalating as the Houthis gain territory on the ground, and the Saudis are increasingly desperate to prevent the fall of Maarib, the last city held by pro-Saudi forces in Northern Yemen. | This week alone, Yemeni officials reported almost 300 Houthis killed over 48 hours. It is hard to reconcile the casua…

Staff (2021-10-13). US to reopen for fully vaccinated travelers from Canada & Mexico in November — reports. rt.com Foreign nationals fully vaccinated with WHO-approved vaccines will be able to enter the US from Canada and Mexico for non-essential travel starting November, US media reported after being briefed on the upcoming policy change. | The new rules are set to be officially announced on Wednesday and are aligned with how the US plans to regulate air travel. At the moment, only essential travel is allowed across the US land border, with restrictions renewed on a monthly basis since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. | Starting on a yet-to-be-disclosed date next month, tourists, people visiting family, and other t…

Anish R M (2021-10-13). US observes first official Indigenous Peoples' Day. peoplesdispatch.org As the United States commemorates the Indigenous Peoples' Day for the first time in history, Indigenous activists are demanding it to officially replace Columbus Day as a federal holiday. President Joe Biden had issued a proclamation on Friday, October 8, to observe Indigenous Peoples' Day alongside the annual Columbus Day celebrations on the second Monday of October. | "I think it really recognizes that Indigenous people are still here," said Alannah Hurley, executive director of United Tribes of Bristol Bay. "We just have been struggling for so long for the vast majority of mainstream America and culture to rec…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Consumer Health: Metastatic breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about metastatic breast cancer. Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that originated in the breasts and has spread to other parts of the body. It may be apparent at the time of initial…

WSWS repost (2021-10-13). 24,000 healthcare workers in California authorize strike action by 96 percent. indybay.org The vote is a major development in the growing push by US workers for nationwide strike action against unbearable working hours, the erosion of wages and the continued spread of COVID-19 in workplaces.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-13). Casualties Reported Following Two Missile Attacks On Saudi-Held Districts In Yemen's Ma'rib (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On October 13, two missile attacks, allegedly carried out by the Houthis (Ansar Allah), targeted areas held by Saudi-backed forces in the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib. | In the morning, three ballistic missiles targeted the outskirts of al-Jubah district center to the south of Ma'rib city. One of the missiles hit a gas station, destroying a number of vehicles and wounding several people. | The missile attack took place as sources affiliated with the Houthis w…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-13). Military Situation In The Lake Chad Area On October 13, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 11, Armed men abducted several students of St. Albert, a Catholic-run major seminary situated in Fayit community in Kagoma Chiefdom in the Jama'a of Local Government Area of Kaduna state | On October 12, a group of 15 Nigerian women and children have managed to escape to the town of Damboa from ISWAP militants who had kidnapped them from churches in the Borno State | On October 12, ISWAP militants attacked a Nigerian Army camp near Ngamdu town in Borno State…

Fernando De la Cuadra (2021-10-13). Brasil: La soledad de un paria. globalizacion.ca Ya falta menos de un año para las próximas elecciones en Brasil. Ellas van a decidir cuál será el próximo presidente y vicepresidente, además de renovar el Congreso Nacional. También se realizará la votación para escoger gobernadores y vicegobernadores, Asambleas…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

Noticed Media & FastLayne Comedy (2021-10-13). Friday 10/15: Oakland Comedy Festival 2021. indybay.org 6 venues located around Oakland, California! | – Owl & Company Bookshop | – It's Your Move Game & Hobby Shop | – Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin | – Luka's Lounge & Taproom | – Ale Industries | – Original Pattern Brewing…

WSWS repost (2021-10-13). Northern California hospital engineers' walkout enters fourth week. indybay.org The unions are collaborating to keep contract struggles by Kaiser employees isolated and to prevent a united stoppage, as 24,000 nurses join the engineers in authorizing strike action.

Uhuru Solidarity Movement (2021-10-13). Oakland's March for Reparations to African People – this Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 am! indybay.org

Tom H. Hastings (2021-10-13). Two parties: Two countries. nationofchange.org Can we heal this? I believe so, given honest effort and compassion, two qualities crucial for our future as a country, and as a free people.

amex car (2021-10-13). Best Time To Visit Abu Dhabi. indybay.org Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE. This emirate of the United Arab Emirates is located in the Arabian Gulf that is the heart of the Middle East.

John Feffer (2021-10-13). The Embarrassment of Riches. fpif.org The rich have always flaunted their wealth. It was rarely good enough to enjoy financial success, you had to be conspicuous about it. | They build enormous homes for everyone to gawk at. They throw lavish parties. They commission paintings, statues, biographies. They endow institutions so that their names can live on in granite forever. | At the same time, the rich withdraw into gated villas, travel in their own private jets, and buy their own Picassos so that they don't have to mix with the hoi polloi at museums. The rich want us to know about their wealth, but they also want to be left alone to enjoy it. They e…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-13). Washington Weaponizes Information Leaks Against Foes And Friends Alike. southfront.org Illustrative ImageSuch a policy makes the U.S. a distrustful partner for any country. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The U.S. has a habit of leaking information about its presidents, high-ranking officials, and the contents of confidential talks with other partners. Prominent examples of such leakages begin with documents published by Wikileaks and continues to Hunter Biden's Ukrainian story, revelations about former President Donald Trump and more. | It was recently leaked that a meeting between Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, and Chai…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-13). Ethiopian Army And Amhara Reinforcement Launch Wide-scale Offensive On Country's Afar Region. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Fighting has escalated between Ethiopia's national army and rebels from Tigray, days after Addis Ababa launched a new major offensive in the restive northern region. | Getachew Reda, a spokesman for the rebel Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said that new clashes between the Tigrayan rebels and government troops are taking place in the town of Awra, in the country's northern region of Afar."Enemy forces are crumbling and in disarray in parts of Afar," the spokesman said, adding "We…

teleSUR, him, JL (2021-10-13). Marchan contra la discriminación de pueblos indígenas en Guatemala. telesurtv.net Los indígenas y movimientos sociales demandaron el cese de la discriminación y la pobreza que alcanza el 59 por ciento de la población.

Jonathan Strauss (2021-10-13). Cairns workers call for secure jobs. greenleft.org.au Precarious workers in Cairns are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 economic crisis in Far North Queensland. Jonathan Strauss reports. |

Donna Katzin (2021-10-13). Turning Away from Fossil Fuels. zcomm.org Lessons from the Anti-Apartheid Movement…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-13). Imperial launches new support for Black students. imperial.ac.uk Funding for a new set of scholarships for Black-heritage students has been announced.

The Associated Press (2021-10-13). Federal Immigration Agents to End Practice of Worksite Raids. latinorebels.com CHICAGO (AP) — Federal immigration agents will end mass workplace arrests of immigrant employees suspected of living in the U.S. without legal permission, according to a memo issued Tuesday by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Miriam Miranda (2021-10-13). Indigenous Peoples, Like Mine, Are Fighting for Their Homelands. counterpunch.org On this Indigenous Peoples' Day, I want to tell you about my people, the Garifuna. We're an Afro-Indigenous people, descended from Arawaks and Africans. Our ancestral territory spans the Caribbean border of Central America. Latin American and Caribbean communities like ours are rarely noticed in U.S. media — except when we migrate. In summer 2021,

Editorial La Jornada (2021-10-13). Carta de Biden a México: Señales positivas. globalizacion.ca El lunes se hizo pública la carta que el presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, envió la semana pasada a su homólogo Andrés Manuel López Obrador en respuesta a la que el mandatario mexicano le hizo llegar el 7 de…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-13). US Supply Convoy Attacked On Iraq's Border With Kuwait. southfront.org File image. | On October 13, a convoy moving logistic supplies and vehicles for the US-led coalition came under attack in the southern Iraqi province of Basrah. | The supply convoy was targeted with an unidentified weapon, most likely an implosive explosive device, after it crossed the Jraischan border gate coming from Kuwait. | A pro-Iranian Iraqi group calling itself the "Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis Regiments" quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. | In a statement, the group, which emerged in September,…

Kenneth Surin (2021-10-13). Broken Britannia's Conservative Party Conference. counterpunch.org The UK's annual Conservative party conference was held last week. Unlike the fairly contentious Labour party conference the week before, where its leader Keir Starmer left behind him a slew of broken promises and betrayals of ordinary members and the unions as he pushed the party rightwards into the arms of a played-out Blairism, Boris "BoJo" Johnson encountered nothing to threaten his childhood dream of becoming "king of the world" (or the Tory party at any rate).

Mother Jones magazine SF (2021-10-13). Thursday 10/14: What Black Radical Socialist Leadership Can Accomplish in America's Cities. indybay.org Online event…

Patrick Bond (2021-10-13). The latest Bretton Woods bean-counting scandal nearly evicts IMF director Georgieva. zcomm.org "Torture the data until they confess" (or until you're busted), economists profess…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-13). Indigenous Resistance Day: Venezuela Condemns Historic Crimes of Europe. orinocotribune.com Venezuela joins the voice of the peoples of America who suffered for over 300 years from the genocide that followed the invasion by the Spanish empire, and announced forceful political actions of an international scope to vindicate the struggle of the peoples, when commemorating the Day of indigenous Resistance, this Tuesday, October 12. | President Nicolás Maduro reported that his government will issue formal communications directly to the King of Spain, with reflections on the historical consequences of the conquest. Venezuela will also petition the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to tr…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Consumer Health: What do you know about liver cancer? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about liver cancer. More than 42,000 new cases of primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 30,000 people will die of these diseases, according to the American Cancer Society. Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver, which is a football-sized organ in the upper…

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-10-13). Bolsonaro y su clase magistral de mentira y manipulación. globalizacion.ca Medios de comunicación de Brasil y de varios países, Página 12 entre ellos, informan que el ultraderechista mandatario Jair Bolsonaro fue impedido de entrar al estadio para ver el partido entre Santos y Gremio por no tener como presentar el…

David Swanson (2021-10-13). The Empires That Brought Us Here. warisacrime.org Image from worldbeyondwar.org/militarism-mapped By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 13, 2021 Empire is still (or newly, as it wasn't always) a touchy subject in the U.S. Empire. Most people in the United States would deny that the United States has ever had an empire, just because they've never heard of it, and so it …

South Front (2021-10-13). Video: Turkey Attempts to Impede Syrian Military Operation to Regain Greater Idlib. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-13). Honor Indigenous Communities Leading The Way On Climate Justice. popularresistance.org When Christopher Columbus landed on Turtle Island, which we now call North America, he brought with him a goal of making profit‚Äâ—‚Äâof taking from the land and people to create commerce. Today, approximately 526 years later, that same pillaging continues to drive our planet further into the climate crisis and lead us into ecological collapse. Instead of honoring the violent colonization Columbus represents, we should use this day to call for truth and reconciliation‚Äâ—‚Äâand honor the Indigenous communities at the forefront of effo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

Peninsula Open Space Trust (2021-10-13). Wednesday 11/17: "Gather:" Film & Discussion on Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States. indybay.org Online film screening & discussion…

Mempo Giardinelli (2021-10-13). Argentina — Por qué votar al Frente de Todos. globalizacion.ca Más allá de reparos, todos genuinos y justificables, lo verdaderamente importante en esta etapa política es no ceder terreno frente a la Bestia. Incluso más allá y a pesar de los duros cuestionamientos que en diversos textos esta columna ha…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

teleSUR- jaa, JL (2021-10-13). Irán reafirma compromiso para reactivar el Acuerdo Nuclear. telesurtv.net El canciller iraní aseveró que "en conversaciones futuras, nuestras acciones serán acordes con el nivel de las acciones de otras partes sobre el Acuerdo Nuclear".

Matt Lamb (2021-10-13). No Jab, No Wedding: Canadian Town Requires Vaccine Proof to Get Married. globalresearch.ca

Cheryl LaBash (2021-10-13). For the Sake of Global Health: USA, Stop Lying About Cuba! orinocotribune.com By Cheryl LaBash — Oct 11, 2021 | Today a People's Peace Prize was awarded to Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade — not the Nobel Peace Prize, although more than 100 organizations and 40,000 individuals from the U.S. alone supported the Henry Reeve Brigade's nomination. | As the global community stumbled under the coronavirus assault, Cuba's army of whitecoats rushed to hot spots when called, not shirking the danger. It's nothing new for them. In 2014, 10,000 Cuban medical professionals volunteered to go to Liberia and Sierra Leone to fight terrifyingly deadly ebola in West Africa. | In 20…

sputniknews (2021-10-13). China Says Its Military Drills Near Taiwan Aimed at Preventing Outside Interference. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – China conducts military exercises near the border with Taiwan to guard its national sovereignty and prevent foreign interference in the relations between mainland and the island, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, said on Wednesday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

The Green Arcade (2021-10-13). Thursday 11/4: A Testimony To The Strange Times We Are Living In. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

Women's March Report (2021-10-13). Texas Women in El Cerrito: "Don't Mess with Us!" indybay.org In the San Francisco Bay Area, many people are transplants from other states and other parts of the world. At a women's march in El Cerrito on October 2nd, women from Texas showed up to say, "Don't Mess with Texas Women!"

Catherine Crockett (2021-10-13). Saturday 10/23: Cooperative Economics: A Talk by Sharat G. Lin. indybay.org Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955 or live stream.

Staff (2021-10-13). Headlines for October 13, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Reopens Borders with Canada and Mexico for Vaccinated Travelers; FDA Considers Moderna Booster, Southwest, American Airlines Rebuff TX Vaccine Mandate Ban; WI Moms Sue Schools for Endangering Kids, House Votes to Temporarily Raise Debt Ceiling, Progressive Dems Say Reconciliation Package Must Not Sacrifice Urgently Needed Social Programs, 155 Activists Arrested as Climate Actions Continue in D.C.; Indigenous Leaders March in Latin America, Nonprofit Pursues Jair Bolsonaro at ICC for "Crimes Against Humanity" for Destroying the Amazon, EU Pledges $1.15 Billion in Aid for Afghanistan as European and U.S. Deleg…

Anil Sharma (2021-10-13). India faces a crisis as power shortage worsens. asiatimes.com JAIPUR — State after state in India has been reporting power outages as the second most populous nation in the world is facing a huge energy crisis. If some urgent and appropriate steps are not taken by the Narendra Modi government, many states could have blackouts. Many political analysts say this is the second time …

Anonymous007 (2021-10-13). First Brigade Of S-500 Missile Defense System Began Protecting Moscow And Its Surroundings. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The first brigade set of the Russian S-500 anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) entered the 15th Special Forces Army of the Aerospace Forces (VKS) of Russia, covering Moscow and the Central Industrial Region. | This was reported to TASS by a source close to the military department."The first brigade set of S-500 air defense systems entered service with the formation, which is on alert for the protection and defense of aerospace over the capital of the country," the source said, without…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

Brian Terrell (2021-10-13). Widerstand gegen Atomwaffen in der Klimakrise. warisacrime.org Am 21. Juli wanderte ich mit drei Catholic Worker-Freundinnen, Susan van der Hijden aus Amsterdam in den Niederlanden, Susan Crane aus Redwood City in Kalifornien und Chris Danowski aus Dortmund in Deutschland durch die Wà§lder, die die deutsche Luftwaffenbasis Bàºchel in der Eiffel umgeben. Es war gegen Ende einer ‚ÄûInternationalen Woche" von Protesten gegen die …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-13). The Final Solution. Full Digitization. "The QR Codification of the World" southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Imagine humanity would one day — very soon — decide to stop wearing masks. In unison. Not in the streets, not in restaurants, not in shops, not in sports events — simply nowhere. Against all orders of a good portion of the 193 UN member governments, or at least the western governments. And, indeed, against the entire UN system — against the orders of Mr. Antonio Guterres, himself. Yes, indeed. Many of the UN ag…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-13). Greater Idlib: Turkish Military Established Another Post, Two Militants Killed In Landmine Explosion. southfront.org Turkish forces are seen at Mount Barsaya in northeast of Afrin, January 28, 2018 / Khalil Ashawi / Reuterss | On October 13, the Turkish military completed the construction of yet another post in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. | The London-based monitoring group said that the new post was built near the town of Benin in the southern Idlib countryside.

Victor Lee Lewis (2021-10-13). Tuesday 10/26: Hard Conversations: Whiteness, Race, and Social Justice. indybay.org Zoom, every Tuesday, for 5 weeks. Online classroom available during the course and for 3-months after the end of the course.

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-13). The Heat: U.S. migrant crisis. america.cgtn.com Migrants are still coming to America — even as America sends thousands back home.

UFCLP (2021-10-13). Wednesday 10/20: Support October 20 South Korean General Strike For Equality & Free KCTU President Yang Ky. indybay.org South Korean Consulate | 3500 Clay St., San Francisco…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-13). Video: Has Justin Trudeau Been Duly Vaccinated? Registered Nurse Expresses Doubt on Authenticity of Trudeau's Vaccine Jab. globalresearch.ca First published …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-13). Iran Tested New Air-Defense Systems During Guardians of Velayat Sky 1400 Exercise (Photos, Videos). southfront.org File image. | Iran test-fired a number of domestically-made air-defense systems during the On October 13, Brig. Gen. Qader Rahimzadeh, commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, announced that the new Majid and Dezful air-defense systems had successfully destroyed their targets in the exercise. | One of the main objectives…

KQED SF (2021-10-13). Monday 10/18: Amy Tan, Author & Bay Area Native, in Conversation w/ Michael Krasny KQED. indybay.org In-person: KQED Headquarters, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 | Online: Choose "livestream" option – FREE…

Anonymous765 (2021-10-13). Houthis Edge Closer To Marib Boasting Of Successful Military Operation. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdvz6ed…

Julia Rock (2021-10-13). The Corporate-Funded Rehabilitation of Rahm Emanuel. dailyposter.com

Editor2 (2021-10-13). 1st Counter-Terrorism Exhibit Held Outside Xinjiang. orinocotribune.com By Liu Xin and Fan Lingzhi — Oct 11, 2021 | Exhibit shows to the outside world Xinjiang's confidence | An exhibition on the counter-terrorism situation in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was displayed in Beijing on Monday — the first time such an exhibit was held outside the region with a large number of pictures and videos on more than 50 terror attacks. | Senior officials and experts said the display proves that the Xinjiang region is more open to show the international community what it has suffered, and showcases its confidence in current policies, which have brought hard-won stab…

David Swanson (2021-10-13). Harry Potter and the Secret of COP26. zcomm.org "And what," Hermione almost shouted triumphantly, "has been quietly left out of all the climate agreements, all the Muggle plans for halting the destruction of the climate? One of the biggest ways that they destroy the climate: militaries…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

John W. Whitehead (2021-10-13). Lockdowns and Vaccine Mandates: Tyrants of the "Nanny State". When the Government Thinks It Knows Best. globalresearch.ca

UFCLP (2021-10-13). Tuesday 10/12: SF Soldiarity Action With Namibian MUN Rossing Mine Fired Union Leadership & Their Lawyer. indybay.org San Francisco Chinese Consulate 1450 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94115…

Peter Koenig (2021-10-13). La solución definitiva. Digitalización completa. "La codificación QR del mundo" globalizacion.ca Imagínese que la humanidad algún día, muy pronto, decidiera dejar de usar máscaras. Al unisono. No en las calles, ni en los restaurantes, ni en las tiendas, ni en los eventos deportivos, simplemente en ninguna parte. Contra todas las órdenes…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-10-13). Action on climate means ending the blah, blah, blah. greenleft.org.au The capitalist establishment has spent years debating whether or not Australia should have a 2050 climate target. It is a distraction from the task at hand, argues Alex Bainbridge.

Rosalind English (2021-10-13). Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells: Lacks estate sues pharmaceutical company. ukhumanrightsblog.com Henrietta Lacks was a young Black woman who in 1951 was diagnosed with a particularly agressive form of cervical cancer. Her treating doctors at the Johns Hopkins hospital took a sample from the tumour and that was the birth of "HeLa" — an "immortal" line of fast-replicating cells that have been reproduced every since, used …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

South Front (2021-10-13). Video: US Geopolitical Sense of Urgency Pushed Victoria Nuland to Moscow. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous669 (2021-10-13). Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syria's Palmyra, Four Casualties Reported. southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN — REUTERS) | Late on October 13, a series of Israeli airstrikes hit the outskirts of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs. | A military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency that the aerial attack was launched from the southeastern area of al-Tanf, which is occupied by the US-led coalition and its proxies."At around 23: 34 pm, 13-10-2021, the Israeli enemy carried out an a…

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-10-13). The repression of Abahlali in eKhenana continues but the Commune remains. zcomm.org The criminal justice system — including the police and the prosecuting authority – continues to be misused by the ANC to repress our movement…

David Giesen (2021-10-13). Wednesday 10/13: Bernal Litterati [sic]. indybay.org Bernal Branch Library | 500 Cortland Avenue | San Francisco | (we meet in the outdoor amphitheater on the Moultrie side)…

Winona La Duke (2021-10-13). "People vs. Fossil Fuels". zcomm.org In response to the completion of the contested Line 3 pipeline, which is now reportedly operational, thousands of Indigenous leaders and climate justice advocates are kicking off the "People vs. Fossil Fuels" mobilization…

Karen Conner (2021-10-13). Young Men Aren't Falling Behind Young Women. cepr.net A recent Wall Street Journal article painted recent pandemic-driven declines in men's postsecondary enrollment as an escalating crisis with "no reversal. . .in sight." In the figures below, we add to that picture by charting the percentage of young men and young women who are not in school or paid employment, segmented by age levels. Internationally, thi…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why breast cancer screening is important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and 1 in 39 women will die from breast cancer. It's the most diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S., and it's now the most common cancer globally.That's why regular breast cancer screening is so important, says Dr. Christine Klassen, a Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic physician.Watch The Mayo Clinic Minute. www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XKd_sVm7dw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 06) is in the…

Angela (2021-10-13). Saturday 10/16: Free virtual screening of the film "1948" indybay.org

Marcos Salgado (2021-10-13). Venezuela: El complicado camino a las elecciones de noviembre. globalizacion.ca Falta mes y medio para las elecciones para gobernadores y alcaldes en Venezuela, unas elecciones que tienen un condimento central: el regreso a las urnas de toda la oposición, incluída la que adoptó el esquema del "poder dual" diseñado en…

KQED (2021-10-13). Thursday 11/4: Indigenous Peoples vs. Apocalypse w/ Speaker Julian Brave NoiseCat. indybay.org In-person ($10): KQED Headquarters, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 | Online (FREE): Choose "livestream" option…

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-13). Afghanistan tackles Islamic State. asiatimes.com On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shiite Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six people died immediately in the blast, …

Emir Sader (2021-10-13). Brasil: El nuevo antipetismo. globalizacion.ca En la nueva ola de antipetismo, se culpa al Partido de los Trabajadores (PT) de que el exministro de Salud Luiz Henrique Mandetta (militar cercano al partido centroderechista Demócratas) haya entrado en el gobierno de Bolsonaro. Y también se le…

Luis Manuel Arce Isaac (2021-10-13). México: Entendimiento Bicentenario vs. Plan Mérida, a la espera de resultados. globalizacion.ca México y Estados Unidos acaban de eliminar por decreto el fatídico Plan Mérida que desde la época del expresidente Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) hasta hoy, exacerbó la violencia armada y nutrió de argumentos al crimen organizado para una guerra intestina que…

Haymarket Books (2021-10-13). Thursday 10/14: Abortion is Won in the Streets: History and Future of Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Online discussion…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-10-13). Iran blasts Israel for disseminating false accusations. en.mehrnews.com Iran's Representative at the First Committee of the UN General Assembly blasted the Israeli regime for disseminating false and fabricated accusations against regional countries, particularly Iran.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

Eduardo Paz Rada (2021-10-13). El poderoso Brasil en una encrucijada histórica. globalizacion.ca Brasil, el país más poblado y con mayor territorio de América Latina y el Caribe, ha sido conducido por el gobierno de Jair Bolsonaro hacia el abismo geopolítico y hacia la pérdida de sus posibilidades de convertirse en una potencia…

Moderator (2021-10-13). Julian Assange's Father, John Shipton, on the U.S. Government's 'Scandalous' Plan to 'Murder' His Son. scheerpost.com One of the biggest moments in Julian Assange's trial is slated to happen next month, when the embattled and imprisoned WikiLeaks founder's final extradition hearing is held in Great Britain. And as host Lee Camp points out before introducing his guest in this clip from "Redacted Tonight," there have been some stunning developments recently in …

Anonymous007 (2021-10-13). Kosovo Police Clash With Serbian Minority In Alleged Anti-Smuggling Operation. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 13th, one Serb was shot and six police officers injured when police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd that became hostile after raids on suspected smugglers in a volatile area of Kosovo populated by the Serb minority. | Kosovo police said officers met resistance in Mitrovica as they carried out an operation to seize smuggled goods in several towns. | A statement said police responded when protesters in Mitrovica used hand grenades and stun grenades against officers. It said six po…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-12). Muqtada al-Sadr-led alliance set to emerge as single largest force in Iraqi parliament. peoplesdispatch.org The fifth elections since the 2003 US-led invasion of the country saw the lowest voter turnout (41%), amid growing discontent with the political system due to widespread corruption, inefficiency and government apathy…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-12). Wealth defense industry spends millions to hide trillions. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The U.S. can lead the fight against corporations and the 1% who use shell companies and tax havens, which are located everywhere from the Cayman Islands to South Dakota, but only "if we get our house in order," through a crackdown on them here at home, says Chuck Collins, an expert on the issue. But …

WSWS (2021-10-12). The UK and the Pandora papers: A cesspit of the super-rich. wsws.org The Pandora papers reveal sordid details of a world in which such fortunes and ones vastly larger are made, hoarded and hidden with the UK at the centre of a network of legalised criminality…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-12). Aprueban hoja de ruta para investigar a Lasso por Pandora Papers. telesurtv.net La Comisión designada tendrá 30 días para presentar el informe del caso ante el pleno del Parlamento ecuatoriano.

Project Censored (2021-10-12). Anti-Social Media: Can Our Already Volatile Political Culture Transcend a Facebook World? projectcensored.org In the aftermath of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony to Congress, Mickey and his guests look at the ongoing issues of social media's social responsibility, or lack thereof. Given many…

_____ (2021-10-12). Haugen Isn't Really a 'Facebook Whistleblower' — and It's Dangerous to Imagine She Is. strategic-culture.org Haugen isn't really a 'Facebook whistleblower' — and it's dangerous to imagine she is | By Jonathan COOK | The enthusiasm with which much of the media and political establishment have characterised Frances Haugen as a " Haugen has brought to the surface a fuzziness in what many of us understand by the idea of whistleblowing. | Even Russell Brand, a comedian turned soothsayer whose c…

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-12). Haugen Isn't Really a 'Facebook Whistleblower'. counterpunch.org The enthusiasm with which much of the media and political establishment have characterised Frances Haugen as a "Facebook whistleblower" requires that we pause to consider what exactly we think the term "whistleblower" means. Haugen has brought to the surface a fuzziness in what many of us understand by the idea of whistleblowing.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Whistleblower testimony launches bipartisan campaign for Facebook censorship. wsws.org The Senate testimony by former Facebook employee Frances Haugen has intensified the bipartisan drive to clamp down on left-wing and socialist political content on social media platforms.

South Bay Indigenous Solidarity (2021-10-12). Monday 10/11: Indigenous People's Day Webinar. indybay.org Facebook Livestream Event…

Chu P. (2021-10-12). Continuous Glucose Monitoring Use and Access Disparities. jamanetwork.com To the Editor A recent study by Dr Karter and colleagues concluded with a difference-in-differences framework that "insulin-treated patients with diabetes selected by physicians for real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) compared with noninitiators had significant improvements in hemoglobin A1c and reductions in emergency department visits and hospitalizations for hypoglycemia." The Discussion noted that there were minor but statistically significant increases in the number of telephone visits and a decrease in outpatient visits. However, according to the article's Table 3, the difference of outpatient vis…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-12). Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State. independentmediainstitute.org Click here to download the Spanish translation of this article. (Haga clic aquí para descargar la traducción al español de este artículo.) On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest …

Walsh BS, Bloomfield D, Kesselheim AS. (2021-10-12). A Court Decision on "Skinny Labeling": Another Challenge for Less Expensive Drugs. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint explains how "skinny labeling" works (bioequivalent drugs approved for unpatented uses and excluding patented indications from the generic drug's labeling), the uncertainty about this pathway, and how the government and generic manufacturers can help restore timely generic competition in the face of brand-name drugs protected by patents.

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