2021-10-16: News Headlines

Subodh Varma (2021-10-16). In just one year, Indians are paying almost 50% more for cooking gas. peoplesdispatch.org Meanwhile, prices for petrol and diesel have risen by 26% and 31% across the four metros. These hikes are due to the Narendra Modi government's relentless increasing of the excise duty on petroleum products…

WSWS (2021-10-16). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org India: Ola and Uber drivers demonstrate in Tamil Nadu; Thai garment workers demand unpaid wages; Australia: Light rail drivers impose bans in Sydney…

Brenda Norrell (2021-10-16). BIA Occupation in Washington: Native People Under Arrest Demanding Justice. indybay.org Native People occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs are now being arrested, during Day 4 of People vs. Fossil Fuels. Follow Censored News for this breaking news story.

Amah Mutsun Land Trust & UCSC (2021-10-16). Saturday 11/6: Settler Colonialism is a Sickness: How Federal Indian Health Failed Native Women. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Simar Singh Bajaj, Lucy Tu, Fatima Cody Stanford (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] Superhuman, but never enough: Black women in medicine. thelancet.com Historically, Black women have long been disregarded in the USA. The Three-Fifths Compromise of the US Constitution discounted Black women as only "part" of a human being, to be counted for congressional representation and direct taxation but nothing more. Even in prominent social justice movements, Black women have been excluded. Racism and elitism were embedded within the 19th-century and early 20th-century US women's suffrage movement, which prioritised white women over voting rights for all women.

The Lancet (2021-10-16). [Editorial] Malaria vaccine approval: a step change for global health. thelancet.com On Oct 6, WHO announced that it will be recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate-to-high Plasmodium falciparum transmission. Malaria has ravaged people's lives for centuries; today the burden falls disproportionately on children in tropical regions. 229 million cases were recorded in 2019, and 409‚Äà000 people lost their lives, two-thirds of whom were younger than 5 years and living in sub-Saharan Africa.

sputniknews (2021-10-16). Another Day, Another Blunder: Psaki to 'Choose Words More Carefully' After Ethics Watchdog Complaint. sputniknews.com Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), an ethics watchdog, slammed Jen Psaki's comments from the White House podium as appearing to violate the Hatch Act, which forbids officials from using their "official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election".

WSWS (2021-10-16). UK-European Union conflict over Northern Ireland Protocol amid spiralling national tensions. wsws.org Preparations are already being made in Europe for a trade war should Britain reject the EU's proposals and trigger Article 16.

WSWS (2021-10-16). Online meeting: No retreat from elimination! Mobilise the New Zealand and international working class to defeat COVID-19. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group is holding an online public meeting on Saturday, October 23, at 4: 30 p.m. (NZ time) to discuss the urgent need for working people to organise a fight for a scientific strategy to eliminate COVID-19 nationally, and eradicate the deadly virus globally.

WSWS (2021-10-16). International Youth and Students for Social Equality demands the immediate reinstatement of Bright Sheng. wsws.org The IYSSE calls on the university administration to retract the slanders against Professor Sheng and immediately invite him to return to the classroom from which the distinguished artist should have never been removed.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). 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…

Julia Conley (2021-10-16). 'Striketober' in Full Swing as Nearly 100,000 Workers Authorize Work Stoppages. zcomm.org "You might say workers have declared a national general strike until they get better pay and improved working conditions"

WSWS (2021-10-16). Widespread global participation in second school strike against COVID threat to children. wsws.org The strike received massive support globally, with the central hashtag for the event, #SchoolStrike2021, tweeted nearly 7,500 times and videos submitted from Britain, the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand.

Martha Grevatt (2021-10-15). UAW members step up struggle against business unionism. workers.org Over 20 rank-and-file autoworkers spoke on a webcast Oct. 7, challenging the corruption, lack of union democracy and the "partnership" with corporations perpetuated for decades by the International Executive Board of the United Auto Workers. The multinational, multigendered and multigenerational group of unionists advocated for direct elections of International officers . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-10-15). Pandora Papers confirm that Latin America's veins are still wide open. workers.org By Alejandra Garcia from Havana Note: The following lightly edited article first appeared in Resumen Latinoamericano — English, Oct. 7. In 1971, Uruguayan political scientist and author Eduardo Galeano read the pulse of Latin American reality well with his gem of a phrase: "The world is divided above all between . . . |

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Women Hold Up More Than Half the Sky. dissidentvoice.org Junaina Muhammed (India) / Young Socialist Artists, A woman working in the korai fields, where women often work from a young age to earn a living. Reminder: Indian peasants and agricultural workers remain in the midst of a country-wide agitation sparked by the proposal of three farm bills that were then signed into law by …

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Women hold up more than half the sky: The Forty-First Newsletter (2021). mronline.org Indian peasants and agricultural workers remain in the midst of a country-wide agitation sparked by the proposal of three farm bills that were then signed into law by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party government in September 2020.

Staff (2021-10-15). Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in DC. truthout.org Image Credit: People vs. Fossil Fuels | This week over 530 climate activists were arrested during Indigenous-led civil disobedience actions in Washington, D.C., calling on President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency and stop approving fossil fuel projects. Indigenous leaders have issued a series of demands, including the abolition of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, whose offices they occupied on Thursday for the first time since the 1970s. The protests come just weeks before the start of the critica…

Staff (2021-10-15). "People vs. Fossil Fuels": Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C. democracynow.org This week over 530 climate activists were arrested during Indigenous-led civil disobedience actions in Washington, D.C., calling on President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency and stop approving fossil fuel projects. Indigenous leaders have issued a series of demands, including the abolition of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, whose offices they occupied on Thursday for the first time since the 1970s. The protests come just weeks before the start of the critical U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, which President Biden and senior Cabinet members are expected to attend. "We're not going anywhere," says S…

_____ (2021-10-15). Indigenous Demonstrators Make Statement At Interior. popularresistance.org Washington – Dozens of Indigenous leaders held a sit-in Thursday at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the extractive fossil fuel industries. | Jennifer Falcon, Nakoda, Lakota and Dakota, with Indigenous Rising Media, was inside and said before Thursday's sit-in at the Bureau of Indian Affairs that they warned President Joe Biden to "respect us or expect us" and he didn't listen. | "So we're going to keep showing up until we die," Falcon said. | There's been a historic surge in Indigenous resistance in Washington since Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, where "expect us" was written…

K. Ravi Raman (2021-10-15). The Opposition "Emocracy" Exposed: Kerala's Landmark Left Victory. mronline.org The landslide victory of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the Indian state of Kerala in April 2021 is a historic achievement.

Vishal P. Singh (2021-10-15). 'Latinos 4 Trump' is Promoting a Proud Boy Rally Led by Violent Holocaust Supporter. itsgoingdown.org Vishal P. Singh reports on far-Right rally being promoted by Latinos 4 Trump and headlined by Proud Boy brawler, "Tiny" Toese. by Vishal P. Singh Support on Venmo at: $vishalsinghfilms photo: @chip_nooo Gunfire, explosions, and bear mace bursts shook Portland in August after far-Right groups invaded the city and clashed with anti-fascist activists. The Proud…

Sara Flounders (2021-10-15). Cape Verde, nearing designation as human rights abuser, criticized heavily by UN. workers.org The following is a statement from the International Action Center. The United Nations has put Cape Verde on notice: the torture, arbitrary detention and violations inflicted on Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab must stop, and the government has been asked to explain itself. Free Alex Saab benefit concert, Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. . . . |

G. Dunkel (2021-10-15). U.S. rejects Haitians fleeing utter misery. workers.org There are two streams of Haitian refugees fleeing the utter devastation of their country, inflamed by the feckless, decades-long U.S. domination of their economy and politics and more recently the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Aug. 14. One by land comes from the over 200,000 Haitians who had been . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-10-15). Free Alex Saab delegation attends meeting of African Bar Association. workers.org By John Philpot and Roger D. Harris, Free Alex Saab Committee An international Free Alex Saab delegation attended the annual meeting of the African Bar Association in Niamey, Niger, on Oct. 3-7. Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who has been under arrest in Cabo Verde since June 2020 by orders of . . . |

Editor (2021-10-15). How capitalism shackles the fight against climate change. mronline.org Journalists from the U.S. and Europe have warned that the summer of 2021 should be a wakeup call on climate catastrophe. Rightfully so.

a guest author (2021-10-15). Venezuela: U.S. ignorance of reality can't justify farce. workers.org By Sergio Rodriguez Gelfenstein Sent to Workers World by the author, a Venezuela analyst and writer. Translated by Michael Otto The erroneous views on Venezuela of those who observe the country through lenses reinforcing stereotypes have often led governments and international organizations to make decisions following opinions that have already . . . |

Martha Grevatt, Monica Moorehead (2021-10-15). Netflix: STOP promoting transphobia! workers.org Oct. 15 — Dave Chappelle has been rightfully criticized for transphobic, homophobic and misogynist comments made on his stand-up comedy special, The Closer, which aired Oct. 5. Netflix, which produced the show, has also come under fire for refusing to stop airing the show. Trans and queer people who work . . . |

Latino Rebels (2021-10-15). Haitian Advocacy Groups Call on Biden to End 'Cruel Asylum Policies'. latinorebels.com On Thursday, groups advocating for better treatment of Haitian asylum seekers published a full-page ad in the Washington, D.C. edition of the New York Times, calling on Pres. Joe Biden to end Title 42 and the continued expulsion of Haitian migrants.

Moderator (2021-10-15). Judith Ehrlich on the Brave Boys Who Helped End the Vietnam War. scheerpost.com Documentary filmmaker Judith Ehrlich. [Anders Krusberg/Peabody Awards] | Click to subscribe on: Decades after the end of the Vietnam War, the impact on both Vietnam and the United States is still felt. Yet few Americans are aware that the conflict, which killed several million people, ended in large part thanks to the anti-war movement made up of, among others, 57…

Editor (2021-10-15). Commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day/Support Workers World. workers.org Boston Mayor Kim Janey proclaimed Oct. 6 that the second Monday of October every year would be Indigenous Peoples Day. The document says this commemoration will be "'in lieu of' Columbus Day . . . and renounces the racist and colonial history of Boston and its impact on Indigenous peoples." . . . |

Kathy Durkin (2021-10-15). No abortion bans/'We won't go back!'. workers.org The right to access safe, legal abortions is under attack across the U.S., especially in the South and Midwest. It had been considered settled law since the Supreme Court of the United States legalized access to abortions in the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v Wade. Bans Off Our Bodies . . . |

C.P. Chandrasekhar (2021-10-15). How emerging markets hurt poor countries. mronline.org Financial globalization was supposed to spur development. Instead, it transfers money to the global North and exacerbates existing inequalities.

a guest author (2021-10-15). National Week of Action in Support of Black Migrants. workers.org The following lightly edited statement was issued by Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Color of Change and other Black-led groups around the country. Oct. 11 is Day 1 of the National Week of Action in Support of Black Migrants led by Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), Color Of Change . . . |

Editor (2021-10-15). The Italian government confronts a new test: fascism in the streets. mronline.org Here is the "eternal fascism" that Umberto Eco warned us against, when he explicated the symptoms of the virus that made Italy the incubator, and then the European model, of an anti-parliamentary regime, violent, anti-freedom, anti-Semitic and warmongering.

Ann Brown (2021-10-15). Lebron James And Maverick Carter's Media Company Raises $100 Million Of Investment At $750M Valuation. moguldom.com NBA star LeBron James is making GOAT moves not only on the basketball court but on Wall Street as well with the announcement that his media company just secured $100 million in investment, bringing its valuation to $750 million. James launched his entertainment firm, SpringHill Co., with longtime business partner Maverick Carter in 2020, and they …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-15). New Film Exposes English Village Key to Bombing Yemen. libya360.wordpress.com Matt Kennard and Phil Miller Village airport: A cargo plane taxis down Warton's runway, bound for Saudi Arabia (Photo: Phil Miller / Declassified UK) Harry Kane has just scored a late goal, confirming England's win over Germany in this summer's Euros. We are sat under a marquee outside a pub near a main road in…

Peter Weiss, Judy Weiss (2021-10-15). Ban the Use of Drones as Weapons. fpif.org Everyone who followed the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was horrified by the drone attack, Zemari Ahmadi, who worked for Nutrition and Education International, a U.S.-based aid organization, became the target because he drove a white Toyota, went to his office, and stopped to pick up containers of clean water for his extended family. Those actions, deemed suspicious by the drone surveilla…

Staff (2021-10-15). Detachment of Power Lines Caused Blackouts in Caracas Today, Sabotage Not Ruled Out. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Minister of Electric Energy, Néstor Reverol, reported this Thursday, October 14, that "a new attack on the National Electric System" occurred at approximately 10: 50 in the morning, when "a detachment occurred on lines 1 and 2 of the 69 KV line from Papelón-Convento in the Capital District (Caracas), affecting the Convento substation, which is a nodal substation of the National Electric System." | In a statement made by telephone to the public television network Venezolana de Televisión, Reverol indicated that this "detachment" produced "the de-energization of the Cota Mil, Santa Rosa, Chacao and Magal…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-15). Shuler, Abrams link worker rights to voting rights as showdown nears. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and nationally notable voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams are linking worker rights on the job to voters' rights to cast their ballots and have them accepted and counted, as a Senate showdown on that issue looms. The two traded comments back and forth on the two issues on an Oct. 14 …

John Philpot, Roger D. Harris (2021-10-15). Free Alex Saab Delegation at the African Bar Association. dissidentvoice.org An international Free Alex Saab delegation attended the October 3-7 annual meeting of the African Bar Association in Niamey, Niger. Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab has been under arrest in Cabo Verde since June 2020 by orders of the US and is fighting extradition to Miami. His "crime" is organizing humanitarian missions to procure food and …

Jass Miranda (2021-10-15). Colombian union leaders fighting Philip Morris greeted in NYC with solidarity. liberationnews.org Leaders of Sintraintabaco, Colombia's National Union of Tobacco and Industry Workers, traveled to New York City this month to protest against tobacco giant Philip Morris International, headquartered here. Sintraintabaco is one of the unions at the forefront of the struggle against the multinational corporation — which it accuses of preying on and exploiting its workers …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). NATO's new format for integrating 40 partners into global Strategic Concept. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Partners invited to discuss the upcoming Strategic Concept On 14 October 2021, the NATO International Military Staff hosted Partner Nations for informal workshops to discuss a series of topics pertaining to NATO's new Strategic Concept. This new format, to be held bi-annually, aims to improve the dialogue between NATO and Partners. Chair of the …

Ashley Smith (2021-10-15). The Haitian Migration Crisis: Made in the U.S.A. counterpunch.org In scenes that evoked the history of U.S. slave catchers, Border Patrol agents on horseback used their reins as whips to beat the refugees they chased down and captured. Eager to join the racist frenzy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the National Guard and Texas police to form a miles-long "steel wall" of patrol cars and military vehicles to block migrants from escaping Biden's dragnet.

Staff (2021-10-15). "Long March for Justice" Underway Across New Jersey to Demand Police Reform, Reparations. democracynow.org We get an update from New Jersey, where the People's Organization for Progress is leading a 67-mile march to demand the state Legislature pass legislation to hold police accountable. The nine-day march wraps up Saturday, and activists are demanding passage of a state policy that would give police review boards subpoena power, ban and criminalize chokeholds, establish requirements for use of deadly force and end qualified immunity in New Jersey. At the national level, they are calling for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. "We know that electoral politics…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-15). Russia's Arctic Strategy Aimed At Guaranteeing Development. southfront.org Illustrative ImageMoscow wants to strengthen Arctic diplomacy, while the West insists on military plans. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Historically, the Arctic has been a Russian-influenced zone. As one of the greatest military powers in the world, Russia tends to expand its projection to geographically close regions, consolidating a broad regional space, in which the North Pole is included. The US, Canada and the European Union for a long time ignored the strategic potential of the Arctic, seeking power projection in other zones, su…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-15). Gaslighting 1.1 Billion Africans. libya360.wordpress.com Benjamin Attia and Morgan Bazilian The majority of the Congolese population doesn't have access to electricity. (Eduardo Soteras, AFP via Getty Images) Today's global energy inequities are staggering. Video gamers in California consume more electricity than entire nations. The average Tanzanian used only one-sixth the electricity consumed by a typical American refrigerator in 2014. Globally, the top 10 percent of countries consume 20…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). Waking up to Climate Change Dinosaurs. counterpunch.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

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-15). Colombia: British Forces Support Repression, Train Police and Armed Forces. libya360.wordpress.com Matt Kennard Colombian police (Photo: Colombian National Police) The UK embassy in Bogotá has launched an environmentally-focused public relations project while Britain trains the country's repressive security forces. The project promotes UK investment in Colombia and "joint work" with unnamed organisations on "security and defence". UK spent £31,000 on project launched in June to "establish…

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2021-10-15: News Headlines

Martha Grevatt (2021-10-15). UAW members step up struggle against business unionism. workers.org Over 20 rank-and-file autoworkers spoke on a webcast Oct. 7, challenging the corruption, lack of union democracy and the "partnership" with corporations perpetuated for decades by the International Executive Board of the United Auto Workers. The multinational, multigendered and multigenerational group of unionists advocated for direct elections of International officers . . . |

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Women Hold Up More Than Half the Sky. dissidentvoice.org Junaina Muhammed (India) / Young Socialist Artists, A woman working in the korai fields, where women often work from a young age to earn a living. Reminder: Indian peasants and agricultural workers remain in the midst of a country-wide agitation sparked by the proposal of three farm bills that were then signed into law by …

Brenda Norrell (2021-10-15). BIA Occupation in Washington: Native People Under Arrest Demanding Justice. indybay.org Native People occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs are now being arrested, during Day 4 of People vs. Fossil Fuels. Follow Censored News for this breaking news story.

Amah Mutsun Land Trust & UCSC (2021-10-15). Saturday 11/6: Settler Colonialism is a Sickness: How Federal Indian Health Failed Native Women. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

G. Dunkel (2021-10-15). U.S. rejects Haitians fleeing utter misery. workers.org There are two streams of Haitian refugees fleeing the utter devastation of their country, inflamed by the feckless, decades-long U.S. domination of their economy and politics and more recently the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Aug. 14. One by land comes from the over 200,000 Haitians who had been . . . |

C.P. Chandrasekhar (2021-10-15). How emerging markets hurt poor countries. mronline.org Financial globalization was supposed to spur development. Instead, it transfers money to the global North and exacerbates existing inequalities.

Editor (2021-10-15). Commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day/Support Workers World. workers.org Boston Mayor Kim Janey proclaimed Oct. 6 that the second Monday of October every year would be Indigenous Peoples Day. The document says this commemoration will be "'in lieu of' Columbus Day . . . and renounces the racist and colonial history of Boston and its impact on Indigenous peoples." . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-10-15). National Week of Action in Support of Black Migrants. workers.org The following lightly edited statement was issued by Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Color of Change and other Black-led groups around the country. Oct. 11 is Day 1 of the National Week of Action in Support of Black Migrants led by Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), Color Of Change . . . |

Editor (2021-10-15). The Italian government confronts a new test: fascism in the streets. mronline.org Here is the "eternal fascism" that Umberto Eco warned us against, when he explicated the symptoms of the virus that made Italy the incubator, and then the European model, of an anti-parliamentary regime, violent, anti-freedom, anti-Semitic and warmongering.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Why has Squid Game resonated with a global audience? wsws.org Squid Game, a Korean survival drama series written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, has become an international phenomenon, with 111 million viewers worldwide.

Staff (2021-10-15). Detachment of Power Lines Caused Blackouts in Caracas Today, Sabotage Not Ruled Out. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Minister of Electric Energy, Néstor Reverol, reported this Thursday, October 14, that "a new attack on the National Electric System" occurred at approximately 10: 50 in the morning, when "a detachment occurred on lines 1 and 2 of the 69 KV line from Papelón-Convento in the Capital District (Caracas), affecting the Convento substation, which is a nodal substation of the National Electric System." | In a statement made by telephone to the public television network Venezolana de Televisión, Reverol indicated that this "detachment" produced "the de-energization of the Cota Mil, Santa Rosa, Chacao and Magal…

Ashley Smith (2021-10-15). The Haitian Migration Crisis: Made in the U.S.A. counterpunch.org In scenes that evoked the history of U.S. slave catchers, Border Patrol agents on horseback used their reins as whips to beat the refugees they chased down and captured. Eager to join the racist frenzy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the National Guard and Texas police to form a miles-long "steel wall" of patrol cars and military vehicles to block migrants from escaping Biden's dragnet.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). Waking up to Climate Change Dinosaurs. counterpunch.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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). 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…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Sri Lankan educators and students support today's global school strike. wsws.org A grade 11 student from Kandy said: "I'd like to go to school with my friends but I'll never sacrifice the lives of myself and my friends to this deadly virus."

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…

Staff (2021-10-14). US labor chaos continues as 10,000 John Deere employees announce strike. rt.com Over 10,000 employees of the farming manufacturer John Deere announced they are going on strike after failing to agree to a pay contract, all while numerous industries are being plagued by labor issues. | The United Auto Workers (UAW) union announced the strike on Thursday morning, which will affect over a dozen plants for John Deere. The company, based out of Moline, Illinois, has not faced a strike for 35 years. | "Our members at John Deere strike for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules," said Chuck Browning, vice president and director of the UAW's Agricult…

Editor2 (2021-10-14). Luis Arce: An Anti-Imperialist Climate Agenda (Speech). orinocotribune.com Thank you very much brothers and sisters, hugs to the city of La Paz, Bolivia and to everyone that follows us via social media around the world. I want to salute: to the jilata David Choquehuanca, Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, our brother Rogelio Mayta Minister of Foreign Affairs, brother Magin Herrera, Vice-Minister of Environment Biodiversity Climate Change and Forest Development. Our sister Angelica Ponce Executive director of the Plurinational Authority for Mother Earth, our brother Juan Carlos Huarachi, Executive Director of our Bolivian Central Labor Syndicate, and to all of our memb…

Julia Conley (2021-10-14). 'Striketober' in full swing as nearly 100,000 workers authorize work stoppages. nationofchange.org "You might say workers have declared a national general strike until they get better pay and improved working conditions," said former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

Staff (2021-10-14). 2020 election was 'bought by Zuckerberg', researcher claims, citing $420mn turnout-boosting work funded by Facebook CEO & allies. 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 (

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 (

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 . . . |

_____ (2021-10-14). Empty Words And Colonialism, Or Treaty Rights And Self Determination? popularresistance.org On Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, United States President Joe Biden issued a first-ever Proclamation for Indigenous Peoples' Day. The first two sentences state: | "Since time immemorial, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have built vibrant and diverse cultures — safeguarding land, language, spirit, knowledge, and tradition across the generations. On Indigenous Peoples' Day, our Nation celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples, recognizes their inherent sovereignty, and commits to honoring the Federal Government's trust and treaty obligations to Tribal Nations."

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…

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

Staff (2021-10-14). Miami ready to pay city workers in bitcoin despite lack of stability or vote. rt.com Miami's mayor is moving forward with a plan to pay city workers in bitcoin, calling the switch from fiat currency a "major priority." However, neither city workers nor the Miamians who pay their salaries have yet been given a say. | City employees would be able to receive all or part of their paychecks in the much-hyped cryptocurrency, Mayor Francis Suarez told Bloomberg on Tuesday, adding that if the county authorities permit it, residents could even pay their taxes in bitcoin. Miami residents have not yet been given any choice in the city's hot pursuit of the cryptocurrency, even though Suarez wants the enti…

Staff (2021-10-14). 'You're a traitor': Furious GOP fundraising text angers conservatives after berating them for not giving enough money. rt.com A fuming fundraising text from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has angered Trump-supporting conservatives after it called them "traitors" for not donating enough money to the GOP. | "You're a traitor," the NRCC boomed in a mass text, presented as a message in defense of former President Donald Trump against supporters who had "abandoned" him. | The message, which was shared widely on social media, lambasted its recipients for doing "nothing" to help the Republican Party regain the House of Representatives and questioned whether Trump was "wrong" about them, before warning, "This is your…

Latino Rebels (2021-10-14). The Immigrant Community of West Palm Beach. latinorebels.com Latino Rebels Radio, October 14, 2021…

Guest Contributor (2021-10-14). Book Review and Excerpt: 'Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry'. latinorebels.com What do refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants have to say about their own experiences?

Alan MacLeod (2021-10-14). U.S. writes Belarus into its familiar regime-change script. mronline.org The primary reason the U.S. government opposes the Lukashenko administration is not its authoritarianism, real as that might be. Instead, Lukashenko's steadfast refusal to privatize state assets, join NATO, or open the country up for foreign exploitation are Washington's principal objections.

Editor (2021-10-14). Optimism of the will‚Äëa few reflections on the impossible rebellion. mronline.org Rob Marsden reviews the impact of the recent Extinction Rebellion mobilisation in London.

Editor (2021-10-14). Where did the dependency approach go? mronline.org Many commentators and academics interested in African development have in recent decades shown a disinclination or disdain towards incorporating 'global capitalism' into their analyses of countries of the continent.

Margaret Kimberley (2021-10-14). The Obama Presidential Center will displace Black people. mronline.org The Obama Presidential Center will inevitably displace a working class Black community in Chicago. The center is in keeping with Obama's history of doing the bidding of the powerful, including accelerating gentrification.

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,…

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 . . . |

Guest Contributor (2021-10-14). Pandemic Threatens Latinx's Normally Low Rate of Suicide (OPINION). latinorebels.com Fresh off the heels of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, and as National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on Friday, now is an appropriate time to examine the intersection of Latinx and suicide.

Editor (2021-10-14). Cryptocurrency: a new and dangerous climate disruptor. mronline.org The get-rich-quick scheme, banned in China and elsewhere, is invading U.S. communities unchecked, posing as an "equalizing, democratizing" currency. It's not.

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 …

IGD Worldwide (2021-10-14). Anarchist Organizing in the Canary Islands: an interview with Ruymán Rodríguez. itsgoingdown.org The Canary Islands are a chain of volcanic islands off the northwestern coast of Africa. They've been a colony of Spain since the 1400s, and are today an "autonomous community" under Spanish rule. The archipelago is home to over 2,000,000 Canarians, who are descended from Spanish settlers, the islands' indigenous Guanche peoples and North Africans….

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 …

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."

Huitzilopochtli Marron (2021-10-14). Encore workers in San Diego fight for fair union contract. liberationnews.org On October 9, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 122, United Food and Commercial Workers 135, Unite Here, the Party for Socialism and Liberation's San Diego branch and others gathered at the Marriott Marquis in downtown San Diego. The various organizations and community members were supporting Encore audio visual technician workers in their …

David Trujillo (2021-10-14). IATSE sets a deadline for a strike. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — A sense of urgency is brewing in the film and TV industry. IATSE International President Matthew Loeb has put the membership on a timely notice. A strike will be called on Monday, October 18 at 12: 01 a.m. An agreement on a new contract needs to be made soon. If a contract is …

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…

Staff (2021-10-14). Now Joined by Zimbabwe, Friends in Defense of UN Charter Adopt Political Declaration (Illegal Sanctions). orinocotribune.com Among other agreements, member countries of the Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter agreed to safeguard the principle of national sovereignty and ensure compliance with the general principles that govern the international trading system, according to information released by Venezuela's ministry of foreign affairs. | Within the framework of the 60th anniversary of the inaugural conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade, the second meeting of the Group of Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter was held this Wednesday, October 13. A total of 19 countries participated, following…

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

Walden Bello (2021-10-14). Zionism's Bete Noire: Richard Falk's Passage to 'Positive Public Notoriety'. fpif.org Richard Falk is universally regarded as one of the top minds when it comes to international law. Yet his views are not only unwelcome in establishment circles, but even among many left-leaning liberals. | Falk was once the darling of liberals, someone whose left-of-center views were seen as important in "balancing" conservative and centrist views in debates, seminars, and TV programs. He was, in short, one of the establishment's favorite critics of American foreign policy. | That is, until he crossed several red lines. The most consequential of these red lines was moving from abstract legal critiques of Israel's…

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2021-10-14: News Headlines

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 …

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…

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…

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 (

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 . . . |

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…

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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…

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.

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…

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 . . . |

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,…

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 …

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.

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."

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

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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.

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…

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.

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 …

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 …

The Tricontinental (2021-10-13). Dossier No. 45: Indian women on an arduous road to equality. mronline.org The current situation might present an opportunity to strengthen mass movements and to steer the focus towards the rights and livelihoods of women and workers. The ongoing Indian farmers' movement, which started before the pandemic and continues to stay strong, offers the opportunity to steer the national discourse towards such an agenda.

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…

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…

Lee Harris, Jane E. Thomas (2021-10-13). The Freedom to Vote Act Is No 'Compromise.' Pass It Now. otherwords.org In a year that began with the promise of a new direction for our country, few things have been more disheartening than the eruption of voter suppression laws in Republican-led states. These laws gut the voting rights that Black and brown voters fought and died to secure. | We battled them state by state, in a grim version of Whac-a-Mole. Now we need Washington to step in and do its part. Finally, we have a new bill in Congress: the Freedom to Vote Act. | This bill must pass. And it must pass now, because states are already preparing for the 2022 elections. | The Freedom to Vote Act was introduced in the Senate as…

Staff (2021-10-13). More US soldiers killed themselves in a few months than died from Covid-19 since start of pandemic, Pentagon reveals. rt.com More members of the US military have died from suicide in just the second quarter of this year than of the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic, according to a disturbing new Pentagon report. | Between the beginning of April and the end of June 2021, there were 139 total military suicides — 99 in active service, 14 among reservists, and 26 in the National Guard — the

Pablo Manríquez (2021-10-13). Allies in Congressional Black Caucus Join Fight for Immigrant Relief. latinorebels.com Congressional Black Caucus members continue to unite around immigrant relief, especially following the recent harsh treatment of Haitian migrants by ICE and Border Patrol agents.

Editor (2021-10-13). Behind NATO's 'cognitive warfare': 'Battle for your brain' waged by Western militaries. mronline.org Western governments in the NATO military alliance are developing tactics of "cognitive warfare," using the supposed threats of China and Russia to justify waging a "battle for your brain" in the "human domain," to "make everyone a weapon."

Editor (2021-10-13). How the "debt ceiling" has been turned into a weapon against workers. mronline.org Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that the country is now just weeks away from hitting the debt ceiling.

Moderator (2021-10-13). A Secretive Counterterrorism Team Interrogated Dozens of Citizens at the Border, Government Report Finds. scheerpost.com By Dara Lind / ProPublica This article was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. A new government report has revealed that a secretive counterterrorism team interrogated dozens of American activists and journalists at the …

Staff (2021-10-13). 'Havana syndrome' cases reported at US Embassy in Colombia ahead of Blinken visit. rt.com The embassy in Bogota, Colombia is reportedly looking into claims by multiple staff about the 'Havana Syndrome' ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and just as a new law providing money for victims is passed. | At least five US families have come down with symptoms of the mysterious condition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, based on "people familiar with the matter" in Bogota. The State Department declined to comment, citing privacy concerns. | The 'Havana Syndrome' was named after the first cases of it were reported at the US Embassy in Cuba in 2016. Among the symptoms are dizz…

Moderator (2021-10-13). 'Historic Showdown' Coming as Fossil Fuel CEOs Agree to Testify on Climate Deception. scheerpost.com By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams Proponents of holding the fossil fuel industry to account for its role in climate deception welcomed confirmation Wednesday that top oil and gas CEOs will testify before House lawmakers later this month. News that the executives of BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Shell Oil—as well as the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. …

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 …

Editor (2021-10-13). Wholesale fertilizer prices expected to continue rising on lower production, higher prices. mronline.org September proved to be a month of unprecedented firmness in fertilizer prices, bringing strong trends of the previous year to another level entirely.

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.

Odilia Rivera-Santos, MAPP (2021-10-13). OPINION: Using Hardship to Boost Well-Being. latinorebels.com Latinos have suffered more than most from the pandemic in terms of health and finances. But despite the data, it is possible to use the hardships of the present circumstances to pivot, learn, and thrive.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2021-10-13). Better late than never, but act now. mronline.org The world should now be more aware of likely COVID-19 devastation unless urgently checked. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an US$8 billion plan to quickly vaccinate many more people to expedite ending the pandemic.

_____ (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…

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

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). 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…

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2021-10-13: News Headlines

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 …

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.

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…

_____ (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…

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.

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…

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 …

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). 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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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 …

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…

Staff (2021-10-12). Hitler, Hamas and… Hillbilly Militia Squad? Facebook's secret blacklist EXPOSED. rt.com The just-leaked Facebook list of 'dangerous individuals and organizations' has over 4,000 entries. Among them are entities sanctioned by the US as terrorists, historical villains, cartels, militia groups, as well as dissidents. | The 100-page document was somehow obtained and

Staff (2021-10-12). 'Blood on my hands': Second Facebook 'whistleblower' comes forward to call for content crackdown, says she'll testify in Congress. rt.com Another former Facebook employee has come forward denouncing the social media behemoth for not combating "hate and misinformation" and vowing she would testify before Congress to back her claims of "potential criminal violations." | Former employee Sophie Zhang has joined in the pro-censorship effort against Facebook, tweeting on Tuesday that she would testify before Congress to perform her "civic duty." | Zhang had originally written a 7,800-word denunciation of her employer last fall, posting it the day she was fired. However, she credits the recent outpouring of "bipartisan support" to protect children from…

Abbasi J. (2021-10-12). India's New COVID-19 DNA Vaccine Is a First. jamanetwork.com In August, the government of India granted Emergency Use Authorization to a COVID-19 DNA vaccine. Pharmaceutical firm Zydus Cadila, in partnership with India's Department of Biotechnology, developed the 3-dose intradermal vaccine, called ZyCov-D, which is authorized there for use in people aged 12 years or older. The endorsement marks the first clinical use of a DNA vaccine in humans.

The Real News Network (2021-10-12). Free Indigenous Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier. dissidentvoice.org In this special Indigenous Peoples' Day episode of Rattling the Bars, TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with author and activist Ward Churchill about the wrongful imprisonment and deteriorating health of Indigenous political prisoner Leonard Peltier. A member of the American Indian Movement who was sent to prison in 1977 after a dubious trial sentenced …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-12). U.S. Forming New Axis Of Power In Middle East. southfront.org Illustrative image | Indian multinational conglomerate company Reliance Industries is going to create a joint venture TA'ZIZ-ADNOC and the sovereign fund ADQ with a total investment of $2 billion in the emirate. | According to the official statements of ADNOC, the capacity of the JV plants will include 940 million tons/year of chlorine alkali, 1.1 million tons/year of ethylene chloride and 360 thousand tons/year of polyvinyl chloride. | Moreover, ADNOC may be on the list of foreign companies that will receive a large stake in the privatization of Bharat Petroleum. While a significant increase in demand for petrol…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-12). Indian Soldiers Kill 5 Suspected Rebels In Kashmir, A Day After 5 Indian Soldiers Were Slain In Clashes. southfront.org On October 12th, Indian government forces reportedly killed five suspected rebels in two clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir. This took place…

WSWS (2021-10-12). Indian foreign secretary visits Sri Lanka amid rising tensions with China. wsws.org New Delhi, which is uneasy about growing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, used the visit to remind Colombo about US and Indian geostrategic plans and expectations.

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-10-12). One more white supremacist symbol falls. workers.org Decatur, Georgia A diverse crowd gathered on Decatur Square on Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 11, to honor the Muscogee Creek nation whose land this had been before settler colonialism. Organizers determined that banishing the "Indian Wars" cannon from its place of prominence in the public space would be a . . . |

Anonymous103 (2021-10-12). Azerbaijan Induced Its Isolation When It Had Potential To Be Regional Hub. southfront.org Illustrative ImageIran and India opt for Armenia instead of Azerbaijan for regional connectivity project. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Azerbaijan, with the backing of Turkey and Syrian mercenaries, were the undisputed victors of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War after reclaiming most of the territory from Armenian control. It was expected that with most of Nagorno-Karabakh under Baku's control, new trade and transportation corridors would open and ensure that Azerbaijan became an indispensable connectivity hub in the Caucasus. Although there is a possibility for a trade corridor…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-12). "Electricity obeys the laws of physics, not the laws of the market" peoplesdispatch.org Over the weekend, multiple States in India faced power cuts as coal reserves in the country are running out. How did it come to this?

jamanetwork (2021-10-12). Sodium Sulfate—Based Tablets (Sutab) for Colonoscopy Preparation. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter review summarizes the use of Sutab, an oral tablet formulation of sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride, for colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy in adults.

Workers World Bureau (2021-10-12). U.S. delegation demands: Defend Nicaragua! workers.org From Managua, Nicaragua Nicaragua's Alliance for Global Justice delegation visited Nicaragua to learn about the advances of the Sandinista government over the last 15 years. The object of the visit was to counter the tsunami of false information daily churned out by the U.S. State Department and its allies in . . . |

Workers World Bureau (2021-10-12). U.S. delegation says: 'Hands off Nicaragua!'. workers.org From Managua, Nicaragua Nicaragua's Alliance for Global Justice delegation visited Nicaragua to learn about the advances of the Sandinista government over the last 15 years. The object of the visit was to counter the tsunami of false information daily churned out by the U.S. State Department and its allies in . . . |

Ed Childs (2021-10-12). Harvard workers fight back, win job security. workers.org Boston Scoring a victory for hospitality and service workers countrywide, on September 23, UNITE HERE Local 26 at Harvard University beat back management and won job security for its members. A five-year contract was negotiated, and workers voted for it overwhelmingly. Local 26 represents dining hall workers who prepare the . . . |

Staff (2021-10-12). 'Like a dog, like trash': Police probe traffic stop where paraplegic black man was pulled from car by his hair (VIDEO). rt.com An investigation is underway in Dayton, Ohio after a black paraplegic man filed a complaint over a traffic stop in which he was forcibly pulled from his vehicle over a drug check. The disturbing incident was all caught on camera. | Clifford Owensby has filed a complaint with the NAACP in Dayton over this incident, which occurred last month. Footage of the traffic stop was released by officials last week and has caused outrage, with activists pointing to the physical encounter as the latest example of police brutality. | In the nearly 12-minute video with police bodycam footage, Owensby is pulled over and told…

Editor (2021-10-12). A call to look beyond prescription opioid supply-side restrictions and include health equity when predicting opioid policy effectiveness. mronline.org We read with interest the study by Rao and colleagues on opioid policy effectiveness, which extends their previous modeling efforts to predict opioid-related overdose, life-years, and QALYs. This work presents a useful framework from which to investigate policy effectiveness.

A Guest Author (2021-10-12). Columbus Day toppled in Boston. workers.org By K. James Boston In a major victory for Indigenous people everywhere, Boston Mayor Kim Janey signed an Executive Order declaring the second Monday in October to henceforth be Indigenous Peoples Day. Janey [Boston's first woman and first Black mayor] signed the order Oct. 6 inside Boston City Hall, the . . . |

Joe Piette (2021-10-12). Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated in Philadelphia. workers.org The Philadelphia Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee (PIPDC) held a walk in "Peace, Unity and Respect to our Ancestors, Culture and Heritage" Oct. 10. Participants gathered at Philadelphia City Hall and walked down Market Street to Front Street, ending at the statue of the Indigenous Lenni Lenape Chief "Sachem" Tamanend. . . . |

Editor (2021-10-12). Walter Rodney's Lost Book: One Hundred Years of Development in Africa. mronline.org One of the most astonishing books that Walter Rodney—the Guyanese revolutionary and historian—ever wrote was published several years after he was assassinated on 13 June 1980.

Moderator (2021-10-12). Nearly 42,000 Sources of Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' Put U.S. Drinking Water at Risk: Study. scheerpost.com By Kenny Stancil / Common Dreams Bolstering calls for stronger PFAS regulations and more testing, a new analysis released Tuesday finds nearly 42,000 potential sources of toxic "forever chemicals" that could contaminate drinking water in communities throughout the United States. In their peer-reviewed study, which was published in a special issue of Water Science, Environmental Working Group (EWG) scientists examined the …

Staff (2021-10-12). Moderna says Covid booster shot needed after 6 months, has requested amendment to US emergency authorization for 3rd doses. rt.com Biotech firm Moderna says it has filed for an amendment to the Emergency Use Authorization for its vaccine in the US for giving booster shots, including for those aged 18-64 who are more easily exposed to Covid-19. | Moderna

Betsey Piette (2021-10-12). Annual Philly Trans March 2021. workers.org Philadelphia The annual Philly Trans March kicked off with a short rally in Washington Park near Philadelphia's historic district on Oct. 9. A two-hour energetic and militant march around the area followed, returning to the park for a final rally. Many of the nearly 300 participants were trans youth of . . . |

Editor (2021-10-12). The condition of the working class. mronline.org Everything changes and yet everything stays the same.

Editor (2021-10-12). First here, still here and 'strong as ever'. workers.org In 1971 Congress declared the second Monday in October Columbus Day to honor a genocidal colonizer. After decades of struggle by the Indigenous movement, this holiday was instead celebrated in the U.S. this year by 14 states and more than 130 local governments as Indigenous Peoples' Day. The struggle . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2021-10-12). Houston Indigenous People's Day. workers.org Houston celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day with activists and community members Oct. 9. The event, which included speakers, poetry, ceremonial dance and a parade, was put on by Los Brown Berets de Houston, TejAztlan, at Moody Park, also known as Chicano Park. |

Editor (2021-10-12). 'To change course of history,' U.S. climate movement takes aim at Biden White House. mronline.org Five days of direct action and civil disobedience are planned this week to denounce "broken promises" and demand ambitious action against the planetary threat.

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-10-12). 78th birthday of Imam Jamil Al-Amin. workers.org The 78th birthday of political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as the Black militant activist, H. Rap Brown) was commemorated by a rally and delivery of 78,000 signatures on petitions calling for his freedom to the Fulton County District Attorney's office in Atlanta, Oct. 4. Rally outside courthouse in . . . |

Peter Koenig (2021-10-12). The Final Solution. Full Digitization. "The QR Codification of the World" globalresearch.ca You have no idea what is or what will eventually be put on this QR-code. The goal is all your personal information, your complete health record, your bank accounts — just everything. But you wouldn't know. You cannot read what is on the QR-code.

David Trujillo (2021-10-12). IATSE in intense negotiations with producers following strike authorization. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES (Oct. 12)—The International Alliance of Theatrical Employees (IATSE) negotiating committee is determined to work out any key issues that exist at the bargaining table between IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP). The good news is that both sides are back at the bargaining table. At this time, however, …

Bettina Marshall (2021-10-12). Senior Strategist, Campaigns- Leveraging Federal Funds at the State & Local Levels. 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 …

Center For Biological Diversity (2021-10-12). International Coalition Petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Investigate Factory Farm Abuses. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-10-12). Castillo Struggles to Implement Promised Change. orinocotribune.com A controversial cabinet reshuffle this week has served to show just how difficult it can be to implement radical and redistributive change. President Pedro Castillo won Peru's June 6th elections in the second round. His flagship policies were; a new constitution and the nationalization of natural resources. The expulsion of US forces (military bases, USAID, DEA) was also part of the winning manifesto. However, all those promises have run up against corporate interests, which appear to have forced the government into a corner following the controversial cabinet reshuffle. | When President Castillo was officially s…

_____ (2021-10-12). Lessons From The National Union Of The Homeless. popularresistance.org This July, unhoused leaders set up tents in front of Atlanta City Hall to demand a meeting with city officials. They were met by nearly 60 armed police officers who gave them 15 minutes to disperse. Only moments later, 10 of the activists — members of the newly-formed Atlanta Homeless Union — were arrested. | The group had four demands: permanent housing, health care, access to water and sanitation, and a "seat at the table" to negotiate with city officials regarding housing policy. "Nobody else that's not walking in our shoes gonna tell us what to do," the unhoused leaders announced in their first pr…

Bettina Marshall (2021-10-12). Movement Politics Field Director. peoplesaction.org About PAI 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 reflects people over profits. People's Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue …

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-12). As Congress Holds the Line on Build Back Better, People's Action Celebrates Corporate Pushback Week of Action. peoplesaction.org Member Organizations Held Congress to Account; Hosted Direct Actions Targeting Corporations; Pushed to Pass Build Back Better Before Infrastructure Contact: Johanna Kichton, j.kichton@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action celebrated its National Week of Action where member organizations around the country held rallies targeting corporate entities and the organizations that represent them who are sabotaging President Biden's Build Back …

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2021-10-12: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-12). Indian foreign secretary visits Sri Lanka amid rising tensions with China. wsws.org New Delhi, which is uneasy about growing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, used the visit to remind Colombo about US and Indian geostrategic plans and expectations.

Editor (2021-10-12). A call to look beyond prescription opioid supply-side restrictions and include health equity when predicting opioid policy effectiveness. mronline.org We read with interest the study by Rao and colleagues on opioid policy effectiveness, which extends their previous modeling efforts to predict opioid-related overdose, life-years, and QALYs. This work presents a useful framework from which to investigate policy effectiveness.

Workers World Bureau (2021-10-12). U.S. delegation demands: Defend Nicaragua! workers.org From Managua, Nicaragua Nicaragua's Alliance for Global Justice delegation visited Nicaragua to learn about the advances of the Sandinista government over the last 15 years. The object of the visit was to counter the tsunami of false information daily churned out by the U.S. State Department and its allies in . . . |

Ed Childs (2021-10-12). Harvard workers fight back, win job security. workers.org Boston Scoring a victory for hospitality and service workers countrywide, on September 23, UNITE HERE Local 26 at Harvard University beat back management and won job security for its members. A five-year contract was negotiated, and workers voted for it overwhelmingly. Local 26 represents dining hall workers who prepare the . . . |

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-10-12). 78th birthday of Imam Jamil Al-Amin. workers.org The 78th birthday of political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as the Black militant activist, H. Rap Brown) was commemorated by a rally and delivery of 78,000 signatures on petitions calling for his freedom to the Fulton County District Attorney's office in Atlanta, Oct. 4. Rally outside courthouse in . . . |

Betsey Piette (2021-10-12). Annual Philly Trans March 2021. workers.org Philadelphia The annual Philly Trans March kicked off with a short rally in Washington Park near Philadelphia's historic district on Oct. 9. A two-hour energetic and militant march around the area followed, returning to the park for a final rally. Many of the nearly 300 participants were trans youth of . . . |

teleSUR (2021-10-12). US and Colombia Seek a Military Conflict Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Samuel Moncada denounced that the United States and Colombia are creating the conditions to justify a military aggression against his country. | RELATED: | To achieve this, Colombian officials have been deliberately spreading false information according to which Venezuela harbors illegal armed organizations linked to international drug trafficking, seeks…

WSWS (2021-10-12). Behind the right-wing, anti-immigrant marches in Chile. wsws.org The events indict the capitalist state, which has sanctioned and fostered national chauvinism and xenophobia for electoral purposes.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). 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…

Walden Bello (2021-10-12). Zionism's bete noire: Richard Falk's passage to 'positive public notoriety'. zcomm.org Richard Falk is universally regarded as one of the top minds when it comes to international law. Yet his views are not only not welcome in establishment circles, but even among most left-leaning liberals…

George Wuerthner (2021-10-12). The Industrial Forestry Paradigm is a Threat to the Forests of the Northern Rockies. counterpunch.org After reading the article in the October 7th Bozeman Daily Chronicle titled "Timber Treatment" about the North Bridger logging project on the Custer Gallatin National Forest of Montana one gets the idea that until the Forest Service and timber industry came along to "fix" things; our forests were going to hell in a handbasket. For

Staff (2021-10-11). The Red Nation Slams Cooptation of Indigenous Peoples' Day Amid Global Colonial Resource Extraction. democracynow.org We continue our look at Indigenous Peoples' Day with Jennifer Marley, a citizen of San Ildefonso Pueblo and a member of the grassroots Indigenous liberation organization The Red Nation, which helped lead a campaign in 2015 to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Marley slams President Biden's formal recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day as a federal holiday and discusses how Native lands are disproportionately used for resource extraction and how The Red Nation connects their local struggles to international decolonization campaigns, as well.

International Indian Treaty Council (2021-10-11). Monday 10/11: Annual Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony on Indigenous People's Day (broadcast). indybay.org Radio broadcast on KPFA 94.1 FM or IITC Facebook page…

_____ (2021-10-11). Who's Missing From the Pandora Papers: The Main Offenders and Accomplices. strategic-culture.org Missing from the elaborate Pandora "disclosure" are not only the main financial havens, companies and banks, but also today's leading investors. | At a cost of many millions of dollars, euros, pesos, etc., 600 journalists from 148 media outlets and 117 countries have compiled the "Pandora Papers" over several months as part of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ): 2.94 terabytes of data with 11.9 million documents on shell companies in numerous financial dossiers. Tax evasion, money laundering, fraud, corruption and the like among 330 named heads of state and government, other politici…

ecns.cn (2021-10-11). Border accusation against Chinese soldiers fabricated, says official. ecns.cn Recent reports in Indian media that Chinese soldiers had been detained for "crossing the border "are purely fabricated, a Chinese military source said on Saturday.

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-10-11). What Does India Get Out of Being Part of 'The Quad'? towardfreedom.org Australia has joined the U.S. and U.K. games to contain China, leaving India unclear in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to the waning imperial power of the United States, India is gradually losing strategic autonomy.

Staff (2021-10-11). At least 5 Indian soldiers shot dead in Kashmir in deadliest violence since February. rt.com Gun battles breaking out in Indian Kashmir in a mountain pass dividing the disputed Himalayan territory with Pakistan have resulted in the death of at least five soldiers and two militants in the deadliest attack since February. | On Monday, Colonel Devender Anand announced that "One JCO [junior commissioned officer] and four soldiers were killed during a search operation probably by infiltrators… The operation is ongoing." | Anand added that they had been transferred to a local medical facility but died from their injuries. | Two militants were also killed, with security forces in the north of the region sh…

Badri Raina (2021-10-11). When People Go Rogue, the Nation's Rulers Are Bound to Think of Changing Them. zcomm.org The Indian republic is saddled with a madness that, if not curbed with an iron hand and by loyal institutions, can rapidly drag democracy into anarchy…

Pablo Manríquez (2021-10-11). AOC and Other House Democrats Join Immigration Fight Over Spending Bill. latinorebels.com On Friday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and six other House Democrats from New York signed on to a letter urging the Democratic leadership in Congress to include immigration provisions in the sprawling social spending plan being negotiated on Capitol Hill.

Editor (2021-10-11). The true cost of Ireland's data centre boom. mronline.org As People Before Profit prepare to introduce a Bill to Dáil Éireann which would ban new data centres in Ireland, Alexandra Day looks at the disasterous impact of these centres for the environment and communities.

Editor (2021-10-11). China's accession to the WTO and the collapse that never was. mronline.org President Joe Biden is worried about China. In April he explained "we are in competition with China… to win the 21st century… we are at a great inflection point in history. We have to do more than just build back better… we have to compete more strenuously."

Margaret Kimberley (2021-10-11). Thousands of police killings are unreported. mronline.org Police killings of Black people are a feature of American law enforcement and they are deliberately under counted.

Moderator (2021-10-11). Chris Hedges on the Ongoing Persecution of Steven Donziger (Video)Ôøº. scheerpost.com On this week's "On Contact," Chris Hedges discusses the ongoing persecution of human right lawyer, Steven Donziger. Judge Loretta Preska, an advisor to the conservative Federalist Society, to which Chevron is a major donor, sentenced the human rights attorney and Chevron nemesis Stephen Donziger to six months in prison on October 1st for misdemeanor contempt …

Editor (2021-10-11). Bellingcat funded by U.S. and UK intelligence contractors that aided extremists in Syria. mronline.org Supposedly "independent" website Bellingcat raked in money from scandal-ridden Western intelligence firms that wreaked havoc — and reaped massive profits — in Syria.

Editor (2021-10-11). Deathly Silence: Journalists who mocked Assange have nothing to say about CIA plans to kill him. mronline.org It would seem that covert plans for the state-sanctioned murder on British soil of an award-winning journalist should attract sustained, wall-to-wall media coverage.

Moderator (2021-10-11). Doctors Without Borders Slams U.S. for Hoarding 500 Million Vaccine Doses. scheerpost.com By Jake Johnson / The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders

teleSUR (2021-10-11). XI: The Chinese Way of Fighting Coronavirus for Safety, Growth. telesurenglish.net Once the worst hit by the coronavirus but now one of the very first to have contained the epidemic and restarted the economy, China has had a clear and proven solution for the dilemma. | Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core, the country has walked a fine line between virus control and economic reopening, saved lives at all costs, fostered opportunities from the crisis, opened its door wider despite strict COVID-19 containment, and coordinated near-term tasks and long-term goals. | EFFICIENT CONTROL | It took China only six weeks this summer to…

Editor2 (2021-10-11). Proletarian Feminism: Inside a Women's Coffee Co-op (Video). orinocotribune.com Eloisa García and Lea Moncada of the Gloria Quintanilla Women's Cooperative discuss proletarian feminism in Nicaragua. | Formed in 2008, the Cooperative is run by and for Nicaraguan peasant women. Their primary crop is coffee, but they also grow plantains, beans, vegetables, and other staple foods. | They work closely with the Rural Workers' Association (known as the ATC) and the Sandinista Revolution, led by President Daniel Ortega. | They also regularly collaborate with La Vía Campesina, the global movement of international peasants. | The women of the Cooperative have fought for and won land titles in their…

_____ (2021-10-11). Extinction Rebellion activists plan two-week 'October Rebellion' in Vancouver streets. popularresistance.org Climate protesters are planning a series of protests in Vancouver this month that includes occupying major intersections, bridges, and "shutting down" Vancouver International Airport. Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion Canada said it wants a commitment from the provincial and federal governments to end fossil fuel subsidies before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, which starts Oct. 31.

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Mexico: Tropical Storm Pamela Could Become a Hurricane. telesurenglish.net Mexico's National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that tropical storm Pamela broke out on the Pacific coast on Sunday. The storm is expected to produce heavy rains in several States, and there are chances that it could become a hurricane. | RELATED: | "On Sunday at 4: 00 p.m., Central Mexico time, tropical storm Pamela emerged from Tropical Depression 16-E," SMN announced and forecasted that it would become a Category 1 hurricane o…

ecns.cn (2021-10-11). China issues outline to promote standardized national development. ecns.cn China has issued an outline to promote standardized development at the national level in its pursuit of high-quality development and modernization.

_____ (2021-10-11). Extinction Rebellion Activists Plan Two-Week 'October Rebellion'. popularresistance.org Climate protesters are planning a series of protests in Vancouver this month that includes occupying major intersections, bridges, and "shutting down" Vancouver International Airport. | Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion Canada said it wants a commitment from the provincial and federal governments to end fossil fuel subsidies before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, which starts Oct. 31. | If this demand isn't met, Extinction Rebellion plans to initiate what it is calling the October Rebellion, a two-week campaign of mass civil disobedience in Vancouver starting Oct. 16. | "We a…

The Daily Expose (2021-10-11). Holocaust Survivors Join Lawyers: "Request for Investigation" to the ICC. Charge World Governments with Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, and Breaches of the Nuremberg Code. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Paraguay: Mayors Of The Largest Cities Are Re-Elected. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, mayors of Paraguay's largest cities were reelected in subnational elections marked by an unusual wave of violence against candidates. | RELATED: | In the capital city, there were seven candidates for mayor and 23 lists of candidates for councilmen. In Asuncion, Oscar Rodriguez won the mayoralty with 47.5 percent of the vote, which allowed the Colored Party to stay in power. | The Liberal Party candidate E…

Staff (2021-10-11). CNE Asks Josep Borrell to Publicly Apologize for Interventionist Statements. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, October 10, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, on behalf of the people of Venezuela, requested that the high representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs publicly apologize for his interventionist statements regarding the European Election Observation Mission, which will participate as international observers in the regional and municipal elections scheduled for November 21. | After the mock election on Sunday, October 10, Calzadilla informed that the European Union has not given any explanation about Borrell's interventionist action, which affects…

Editor2 (2021-10-11). Palestine Goes International: On Palestinian Achievements in Sports Throughout the Decades. orinocotribune.com By Issam Khalidi — Oct 8, 2021 | Throughout decades, sports were a mirror that reflected Palestinian reality and portrayed it with all its details. The Palestinian struggle has always been multilateral and sport was one of them. Sports developments have been parallel to and overlapping with political developments, and were not isolated from harsh conditions that were afflicting the Palestinian people before and after the Nakba, Catastrophe, of 1948. | Moreover, sport has been structured and employed to help the Palestinian cause, it went hand in hand with the national-liberation movement — represented…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-11). Deadly Explosion Rocked A Busy Market Square In Syria's Afrin (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Another explosion rocked the city of Afrin in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo province. Casualties were reported by local sources. | A truck bomb exploded in a busy market square in the the area controlled by pro-Turkish militants of the Syrian National Army (SNA). | According to preliminary data, at least one person was killed and five others were injured. | The victims are yet to be identified. It is not clear if they were members of Turkish-backed militant groups or civilians. |

Thomas McGath (2021-10-11). Berliners vote to expropriate corporate landlords. greenleft.org.au Berlin's referendum to expropriate corporate landlords is a watershed moment for rental politics and a rare win against international real estate capital, reports Thomas McGath.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-11). Billions In Offshore Bank Accounts. Saving For A Very Rainy Day. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Margolis, originally published on The really wealthy, vexed by tax collectors, pesky relatives, ex-wives and just plain thieves, long ago learned the wisdom of hiding their money and property. This is twice true for politicians. | An investigation by an international consortium of journalists just examined a massive leak of 11.9 million records of offshore financial firms that have been evading taxes and financial disclosure for their many clients. The r…

New Atlas (2021-10-11). US Sanctions Cambodia for Cutting Strings to US-backed Puppets. newatlas.report October 11, 2021 (The New Atlas) — The US is targeting individuals in the Cambodian government with sanctions for allegedly "suppressing democracy." In reality Cambodia is defending against US-funded interference. Cambodia's main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is literally based in Washington D.C. with exiled politicians fleeing to the US and conspiring …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-11). ISIS Deputy Leader Sami Jassim Al-Jabouri Captured By Iraqi Intelligence Forces. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 11th, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi confirmed the arrest of one the most senior ISIS leaders as a result of a 'complex external operation' carried out by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service. | Sami Jassim Al-Jabouri was detained by Iraqi security forces in a detailed security operation. | According to U.S. Treasury, Sami Jassim Al-Jabouri (a.k.a. Hajji Hamid and Haji Hamad) was ISIS's "shari'a council chief and second in command in southern Mosul, Iraq" in 2014, weeks after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was declared "Caliph Ibrahim." The group's slain leader was kil…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-11). Bolsonaro Remains Eager To Make Concessions To US, But What Will He Get In Return? southfront.org Illustrative ImageBe it under Biden or Trump, the US keeps pushing its own interests in Brazil, to the detriment of its most loyal allies. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | A potential new global player in 2010, Brazil lost much of its soft power and is increasingly isolated internationally. Since Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration, Brasilia-Washington relations have been characterised by Brazilian unilateral concessions and goodwill gestures towards the US — usually without getting anything in return. A simple example was Bolsonaro's 2019 move to exempt U…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-11). Mock Election a Complete Success — 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com Pedro Calzadilla, president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), congratulated the people of Venezuela, the workers of the CNE, and the members and leadership of the country's political parties, as he stated that the electoral simulation held this Sunday, October 10, was a complete success. | The president of the CNE, in his statements to the media on Sunday afternoon, said that the mock election has been one of the most significant preludes to the nationwide regional elections scheduled for November 21. | He added that the electoral rehearsal serves to measure enthusiasm, the functioning of the worki…

WSWS (2021-10-11). COVID-19 "spreads like wildfire" through Dana plants as UAW and USW conspire with auto parts maker against workers. wsws.org The struggle of Dana workers takes place amid a backdrop of a growing strike wave involving nurses, teachers, service workers, miners and other sections of the working class in the US and internationally. There is also a growing mood for a strike at Dana, which requires the development of rank-and-file strike committees.

WSWS (2021-10-11). South African steel striker killed, union prepares to betray struggle. wsws.org After the murder of a striker, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa announced it was considering a settlement and warned workers not to break the law.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-11). Women Hold Up Half the Sky: How China Eradicated Extreme Poverty. libya360.wordpress.com Tings Chak Tongren, Guizhou, China, 2021. Photo: Tricontinental. Artist and researcher Tings Chak writes for Capire on grassroots organizing and policies to fight poverty in China. Grandmother He was born three years after the Chinese Revolution, into a poor village in the southwestern province of Guizhou. At the time, China was the world's 11th poorest…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-11). South Africa: The Repression of Abahlali in eKhenana Continues but the Commune Remains. libya360.wordpress.com Abahlali baseMjondolo press statement: The criminal justice system — including the police and the prosecuting authority — continues to be misused by the ANC to repress our movement. Just under two weeks ago three of our comrades from the eKhenana Commune — Lindokuhle Mnguni, Landu Tshazi and Ayanda Ngila — were released from prison after…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-11). Italians hold national strike in response to attacks on labor. peoplesdispatch.org On October 11, Monday, trade unions, student and youth groups, leftist political parties, anti-imperialists and housing rights groups organized nationwide mobilizations and general strikes against the government's anti-people policies and the deterioration of social and economic conditions in the country. In this sense they highlighted the government's assault on labor rights and imposition of austerity policies, the continued COVID-19 crisis, inflation, the housing crisis, privatization of state enterprises, and the upcoming G20 Summit in Rome, as evidence. | The workers have also protested the far-right attack…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Non-Aligned Countries Call for Equity in COVID-19 Vaccination. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) President Ilham Aliyev criticized developed countries whose nationalism prevents a more equal distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the world. | RELATED: | "Vaccine disparity is very large," Azerbaijan President Aliyev said during the opening of the commemorative meeting of the 60th Anniversary of the NAM first conference in Belgrade, Serbia. | Besides asking countries to a…

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2021-10-11: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-11). The Red Nation Slams Cooptation of Indigenous Peoples' Day Amid Global Colonial Resource Extraction. democracynow.org We continue our look at Indigenous Peoples' Day with Jennifer Marley, a citizen of San Ildefonso Pueblo and a member of the grassroots Indigenous liberation organization The Red Nation, which helped lead a campaign in 2015 to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Marley slams President Biden's formal recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day as a federal holiday and discusses how Native lands are disproportionately used for resource extraction and how The Red Nation connects their local struggles to international decolonization campaigns, as well.

International Indian Treaty Council (2021-10-11). Monday 10/11: Annual Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony on Indigenous People's Day (broadcast). indybay.org Radio broadcast on KPFA 94.1 FM or IITC Facebook page…

ecns.cn (2021-10-11). Border accusation against Chinese soldiers fabricated, says official. ecns.cn Recent reports in Indian media that Chinese soldiers had been detained for "crossing the border "are purely fabricated, a Chinese military source said on Saturday.

Staff (2021-10-11). At least 5 Indian soldiers shot dead in Kashmir in deadliest violence since February. rt.com Gun battles breaking out in Indian Kashmir in a mountain pass dividing the disputed Himalayan territory with Pakistan have resulted in the death of at least five soldiers and two militants in the deadliest attack since February. | On Monday, Colonel Devender Anand announced that "One JCO [junior commissioned officer] and four soldiers were killed during a search operation probably by infiltrators… The operation is ongoing." | Anand added that they had been transferred to a local medical facility but died from their injuries. | Two militants were also killed, with security forces in the north of the region sh…

Badri Raina (2021-10-11). When People Go Rogue, the Nation's Rulers Are Bound to Think of Changing Them. zcomm.org The Indian republic is saddled with a madness that, if not curbed with an iron hand and by loyal institutions, can rapidly drag democracy into anarchy…

Editor (2021-10-11). Bellingcat funded by U.S. and UK intelligence contractors that aided extremists in Syria. mronline.org Supposedly "independent" website Bellingcat raked in money from scandal-ridden Western intelligence firms that wreaked havoc — and reaped massive profits — in Syria.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-11). Peru: Castillo Struggles to Implement Promised Change. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News A controversial cabinet reshuffle this week has served to show just how difficult it can be to implement radical and redistributive change. President Pedro Castillo won Peru's June 6th elections in the second round. His flagship policies were; a new constitution and the nationalization of natural resources. The expulsion of US forces (military…

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-11). Hungarian-Style Soft Fascism is the GOP's Ruthless New Brand. counterpunch.org While it's fashionable in some circles to compare Donald Trump and the modern-day GOP to Hitler or Mussolini and their fascist movements from the 1930s, what's happening on the international stage right now is actually somewhat different and, once in power, far harder to stop or overthrow. Call it "soft fascism" or neofascism. The problem

ecns.cn (2021-10-11). China issues outline to promote standardized national development. ecns.cn China has issued an outline to promote standardized development at the national level in its pursuit of high-quality development and modernization.

WSWS (2021-10-11). COVID-19 "spreads like wildfire" through Dana plants as UAW and USW conspire with auto parts maker against workers. wsws.org The struggle of Dana workers takes place amid a backdrop of a growing strike wave involving nurses, teachers, service workers, miners and other sections of the working class in the US and internationally. There is also a growing mood for a strike at Dana, which requires the development of rank-and-file strike committees.

New Atlas (2021-10-11). US Sanctions Cambodia for Cutting Strings to US-backed Puppets. newatlas.report October 11, 2021 (The New Atlas) — The US is targeting individuals in the Cambodian government with sanctions for allegedly "suppressing democracy." In reality Cambodia is defending against US-funded interference. Cambodia's main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is literally based in Washington D.C. with exiled politicians fleeing to the US and conspiring …

WSWS (2021-10-11). South African steel striker killed, union prepares to betray struggle. wsws.org After the murder of a striker, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa announced it was considering a settlement and warned workers not to break the law.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-11). Azerbaijan cut through Gordian knot of international law with war — Aliyev. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan, by itself, ensured implementation of UN Security Council resolutions — President Aliyev Azerbaijan, by itself, ensured the implementation of the abovementioned UN Security Council resolutions; resolved the 30-year-long conflict and restored its territorial integrity and historical justice by military-political means. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is left in the past, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan …

WSWS (2021-10-11). Socialist Equality Party (Australia) health workers' forum discusses fight for eradication of COVID-19. wsws.org SEP National Secretary Cheryl Crisp said any conception Australia had somehow escaped the worst of COVID-19 had been dispelled by 56,000 people being infected with the virus in the past four months.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-11). Bolsonaro Remains Eager To Make Concessions To US, But What Will He Get In Return? southfront.org Illustrative ImageBe it under Biden or Trump, the US keeps pushing its own interests in Brazil, to the detriment of its most loyal allies. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | A potential new global player in 2010, Brazil lost much of its soft power and is increasingly isolated internationally. Since Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration, Brasilia-Washington relations have been characterised by Brazilian unilateral concessions and goodwill gestures towards the US — usually without getting anything in return. A simple example was Bolsonaro's 2019 move to exempt U…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-11). ISIS Deputy Leader Sami Jassim Al-Jabouri Captured By Iraqi Intelligence Forces. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 11th, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi confirmed the arrest of one the most senior ISIS leaders as a result of a 'complex external operation' carried out by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service. | Sami Jassim Al-Jabouri was detained by Iraqi security forces in a detailed security operation. | According to U.S. Treasury, Sami Jassim Al-Jabouri (a.k.a. Hajji Hamid and Haji Hamad) was ISIS's "shari'a council chief and second in command in southern Mosul, Iraq" in 2014, weeks after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was declared "Caliph Ibrahim." The group's slain leader was kil…

Thomas McGath (2021-10-11). Berliners vote to expropriate corporate landlords. greenleft.org.au Berlin's referendum to expropriate corporate landlords is a watershed moment for rental politics and a rare win against international real estate capital, reports Thomas McGath.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). 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…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-11). Deadly Explosion Rocked A Busy Market Square In Syria's Afrin (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Another explosion rocked the city of Afrin in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo province. Casualties were reported by local sources. | A truck bomb exploded in a busy market square in the the area controlled by pro-Turkish militants of the Syrian National Army (SNA). | According to preliminary data, at least one person was killed and five others were injured. | The victims are yet to be identified. It is not clear if they were members of Turkish-backed militant groups or civilians. |

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-10). Behind NATO's 'Cognitive Warfare': 'Battle for Your Brain' Waged by Western Militaries. libya360.wordpress.com Ben Norton Western governments in the NATO military alliance are developing tactics of "cognitive warfare," using the supposed threats of China and Russia to justify waging a "battle for your brain" in the "human domain," to "make everyone a weapon." NATO is developing new forms of warfare to wage a "battle for the brain," as…

_____ (2021-10-10). Saving for a Very Rainy Day. strategic-culture.org By Eric MARGOLIS | The really wealthy, vexed by tax collectors, pesky relatives, ex-wives and just plain thieves, long ago learned the wisdom of hiding their money and property. This is twice true for politicians. | An investigation by an international consortium of journalists just examined a massive leak of 11.9 million records of offshore financial firms that have been evading taxes and financial disclosure for their many clients. The result of what is known as The Pandora Papers has been a cascade of scandals. | This column has long maintained that the US has been deeply involved in massive international corr…

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-10). Farmers Fighting For India, Beacon of Light in Dark Times. zcomm.org The demonstrations by India's farmers are a 'model of struggle' across the world…

Editor2 (2021-10-10). Puerto Rico: Resistance Against Luma. orinocotribune.com By Berta Joubert-Ceci — Oct 7, 2021 | A people responds when its tolerance level is exhausted in the face of injustice and abuse. That is precisely what is happening here in Puerto Rico. | So the struggle is not united? It's not energetic enough? It doesn't matter; what really matters is that pockets of resistance have begun throughout the archipelago and that progressive organizations, independence movements and people's struggles in other sectors are inserted to direct it towards a goal that advances independence and sovereignty. | Today the most crucial struggle, because it touches the entire population a…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-10). Does the Virus Exist? SARS-CoV-2 Has Not Been Isolated? "Biggest Fraud in Medical History" globalresearch.ca The central question is the following: is there reliable evidence provided by the WHO and national health authorities that the alleged SARS-CoV-2 virus has been isolated / purified from an "unadulterated sample taken from a diseased patient"?

_____ (2021-10-10). 160,000 Metalworkers In South Africa Are On Strike. popularresistance.org On October 5, the South African National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) called for an indefinite strike (a strike without a set end date) to demand an 8-percent increase in wages — and 160,000 workers in the steel and engineering sector answered the call. The union, South Africa's largest, represents 400,000 workers in total. | The massive strike continues the tense social crisis that has rocked the country since riots broke out in July in two provinces over the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma. | "We're suffering," Sapelo, a metallurgy technician, told Radio France International. "I've been at this jo…

_____ (2021-10-10). Bellingcat Funded By Contractors That Aided Extremists In Syria. popularresistance.org Since its launch in July 2014, the self-styled open-source investigations website Bellingcat has cemented itself as a darling of mainstream Western media, with its dives into alleged Syrian government chemical weapon attacks and Russian intelligence operations showered with praise, puff pieces, and glitzy awards. | While vehemently insisting that it is independent of government influence, Bellingcat is funded by both the US government's National Endowment for Democracy and the European Union. CIA officials have declared their "love" for Bellingcat, and there are unambiguous signs that the outlet has partnered clo…

Editor2 (2021-10-10). China Urges US to Reveal Details About Incident With Nuclear Sub in Int'l Indo-Pacific Waters. orinocotribune.com On 2 October a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine stuck an object while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. | On 2 October a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine stuck an object while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. | China is deeply concerned about the incident with the US nuclear submarine in the international waters of the Indo-Pacific region, the foreign ministry's spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Friday. | "China is seriously concerned over this incident," Zhao said at a briefing. | Zhao Lijian stressed that the United States and other countries involved sho…

_____ (2021-10-10). Three Ways To Cut $1 Trillion From The Pentagon. popularresistance.org Today the Congressional Budget Office released a new report, "Illustrative Options for National Defense Under a Smaller Defense Budget," that outlines three different options for cutting funding for the Department of Defense by $1 trillion, or 14 percent, over the next ten years. | The report makes clear that the United States has options for reducing spending on the Pentagon — without sacrificing security. It outlines three different options for how the United States could reallocate Pentagon resources to meet the current military strategy for less. | "The U.S. military budget is now higher than it was at…

sputniknews (2021-10-10). Father of Pakistan's Nuclear Program Abdul Qadeer Khan Passes Away at 85, Reports Suggest. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Pakistan's renowned scientist who is considered the father of the national nuclear program, Abdul Qadeer Khan, passed away of lungs collapse on 10 October at the age of 85, media reported.

Jim McIlroy (2021-10-10). International peace activists slam AUKUS pact. greenleft.org.au An international peace webinar drew speakers and an audience from across the world who condemned the new Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) alliance. Jim McIlroy reports.

_____ (2021-10-10). Biden's Illegal Migrants Should 'Pay Their Way' Into America, Unloading Cargo Ships Stuck Off California Coast. strategic-culture.org The travesty of justice must end if the United States has any hope of remaining a free and democratic sovereign state, Robert Bridge writes. | In September, the full madness of Joe Biden's open border season became painfully visible as some 12,000 illegal Haitians were filmed huddled under the Del Rio International Bridge seeking shelter. So shocking were the images, which could have passed for one of Dante's nine circles of hell, that the FAA banned news media from flying drones over the humanitarian wasteland. | Ironically, at the very same time these illegal migrants were getting ushered into the U.S. mainland…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-10). Georgian NATO/EU expeditionary troops return from Central African Republic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The National Guard platoon has returned home from the Central African Republic The 7th National Guard platoon was met at the Tbilisi International Airport by the Deputy Commander of the Defense Forces, Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze and the Deputy Commander of the National Guard, Colonel Koba Akhvlediani…. The National Guard platoon, led by Captain Giorgi …

Paul Street (2021-10-10). What Happens in the Red States. counterpunch.org Nationally focused progressive intellectuals and activists might be more willing to confront the fact the United States is being overtaken by a creeping, homegrown Amerikaner fascism if they paid more attention to state-level politics, the soft underbelly of what's left of bourgeois democracy in the not-so United States. | The left tendency to neglect and avoid what's happening in the states is foolish. For one thing, state-level policy has significant direct impacts on a vast swath of the nation's population. From highly populated jurisdictions like Texas (home to 30 million) and Florida (22 million) to small…

Staff (2021-10-10). Loopholes Are Exempting Oil and Gas Industry's Radioactive Waste From Regulation. truthout.org Pittsburgh — In the wake of growing concerns over the oil and gas industry's handling of radioactive waste, activists and policymakers are working to change laws that exempt the industry from safety regulations. | For decades, national environmental organizations have tried unsuccessfully to close federal loopholes that exempt the oil and gas industry's radioactive waste — which has been linked to elevated cancer rates — from regulation. Industry and government reports

Anonymous669 (2021-10-10). Libya's Joint Military Committee Approves Plan To Withdraw Mercenaries, Foreign Forces From The Country. southfront.org File image. | On October 8, Libya's Joint Military Committee 5+5 (JMC 5+5) announced that it had approved an action plan to withdraw all mercenaries and foreign forces out from the war-torn country. | The committee, which includes five members from the Libyan National Army and five from the government in Tripoli, met in Geneva on October 6 to finalize the plan with support from the UN. | "The Joint Military Committee has prepared and approved an action plan for the gradual, balanced, and sequenced withdrawal of all mer…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-10). Another Batch Of U.S. Military Supplies Arrived In Ukraine (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 10th, another shipment of international technical assistance from the US had arrived to Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry reported. | The shipment arrived at Kiev's Boryspil airport, following the agreements reached during the recent visit of President Vladimir Zelensky to Washington. | In addition to the previously agreed assistance of $250 million, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received medical equipment, weapons, ammunition, precision weapons and radar surveillance equipment for $ 60 million more from the US government."The cargo arrives in sev…

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2021-10-10: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-10-10). China Urges US to Reveal Details About Incident With Nuclear Sub in Int'l Indo-Pacific Waters. orinocotribune.com On 2 October a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine stuck an object while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. | On 2 October a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine stuck an object while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. | China is deeply concerned about the incident with the US nuclear submarine in the international waters of the Indo-Pacific region, the foreign ministry's spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Friday. | "China is seriously concerned over this incident," Zhao said at a briefing. | Zhao Lijian stressed that the United States and other countries involved sho…

Jim McIlroy (2021-10-10). International peace activists slam AUKUS pact. greenleft.org.au An international peace webinar drew speakers and an audience from across the world who condemned the new Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) alliance. Jim McIlroy reports.

Editor2 (2021-10-10). Puerto Rico: Resistance Against Luma. orinocotribune.com By Berta Joubert-Ceci — Oct 7, 2021 | A people responds when its tolerance level is exhausted in the face of injustice and abuse. That is precisely what is happening here in Puerto Rico. | So the struggle is not united? It's not energetic enough? It doesn't matter; what really matters is that pockets of resistance have begun throughout the archipelago and that progressive organizations, independence movements and people's struggles in other sectors are inserted to direct it towards a goal that advances independence and sovereignty. | Today the most crucial struggle, because it touches the entire population a…

sputniknews (2021-10-10). Father of Pakistan's Nuclear Program Abdul Qadeer Khan Passes Away at 85, Reports Suggest. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Pakistan's renowned scientist who is considered the father of the national nuclear program, Abdul Qadeer Khan, passed away of lungs collapse on 10 October at the age of 85, media reported.

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-10). Farmers Fighting For India, Beacon of Light in Dark Times. zcomm.org The demonstrations by India's farmers are a 'model of struggle' across the world…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-10). Georgian NATO/EU expeditionary troops return from Central African Republic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The National Guard platoon has returned home from the Central African Republic The 7th National Guard platoon was met at the Tbilisi International Airport by the Deputy Commander of the Defense Forces, Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze and the Deputy Commander of the National Guard, Colonel Koba Akhvlediani…. The National Guard platoon, led by Captain Giorgi …

Paul Street (2021-10-10). What Happens in the Red States. counterpunch.org Nationally focused progressive intellectuals and activists might be more willing to confront the fact the United States is being overtaken by a creeping, homegrown Amerikaner fascism if they paid more attention to state-level politics, the soft underbelly of what's left of bourgeois democracy in the not-so United States. | The left tendency to neglect and avoid what's happening in the states is foolish. For one thing, state-level policy has significant direct impacts on a vast swath of the nation's population. From highly populated jurisdictions like Texas (home to 30 million) and Florida (22 million) to small…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-10). Libya's Joint Military Committee Approves Plan To Withdraw Mercenaries, Foreign Forces From The Country. southfront.org File image. | On October 8, Libya's Joint Military Committee 5+5 (JMC 5+5) announced that it had approved an action plan to withdraw all mercenaries and foreign forces out from the war-torn country. | The committee, which includes five members from the Libyan National Army and five from the government in Tripoli, met in Geneva on October 6 to finalize the plan with support from the UN. | "The Joint Military Committee has prepared and approved an action plan for the gradual, balanced, and sequenced withdrawal of all mer…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). 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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). Ecuador: Pandora Papers Could Take Lasso Down — Arauz Calls for New Election. libya360.wordpress.com HispanTV President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, claimed that he has no hidden property in tax havens. Former presidential candidate for correismo, Andrés Arauz, has opined that Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has lost legitimacy, and has urged for new elections take place. In an interview with Spanish news agency EFE, Arauz called for the resignation of…

International Indian Treaty Council (2021-10-09). Monday 10/11: Annual Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony on Indigenous People's Day (broadcast). indybay.org Radio broadcast on KPFA 94.1 FM or IITC Facebook page…

New Atlas (2021-10-09). Uyghur Tribunal: US Lawfare at its Lowest. newatlas.report October 9, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — The so-called "Uyghur Tribunal" is promoted across the Western media as an "independent" tribunal. AP claims that it seeks to lay out evidence that will "compel international action to tackle growing concerns about alleged abuses in Xinjiang." The tribunal — having no legal basis or enforcement mechanism — …

Bryant Diaz (2021-10-09). Che 54: Screenprinting Session. peoplesforum.org Be a part of celebrating the life, actions and theory of Ernesto Che Guevara. Visit our art studio between 3PM – 5PM on Saturday, October 9th, and screen print an image of Che.

David Chung (2021-10-09). Zines & Creative Writing Workshop. peoplesforum.org Editorial Negra Presents—Zines & Creative Writing Workshop! | A free creative session on poetry and zines culture! No experience is needed, only a creative spirit and love for poetry. | Register at:

Editor2 (2021-10-09). Haiti has the World's Second Largest Iridium Deposits. orinocotribune.com By Graham G. Henry — Oct 6, 2021 | As difficult to work with as it is rare, iridium is found in large quantities in Haiti's southeast, which has the second largest reserves in the world. This metal is today worth more than gold and Bitcoin. Its resistance to high temperatures and corrosion makes it almost indispensable in the manufacture of aircraft engines and deep water pipelines. Its exploitation could be a lever for the revival of the Haitian economy and the creation of millions of jobs, argues the economics professor, Dr. Henry Vixamar. | Haiti has one of the largest iridium reserves in the world. The c…

Rebecca Ray (2021-10-09). Rhetoric, meet reality: how to green the Belt and Road Initiative. mronline.org After much talk, concrete frameworks and guidelines are finally arriving, and the stage is set for China to improve its green credentials on the Belt and Road.

Stephanie Tromblay (2021-10-09). Indigenous Peoples Day in the time of COVID-19. workers.org This article was first published in the Oct. 14, 2020, issue of Workers World. On Oct. 7, 2021, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nearly one in 500 children in the U.S. have experienced the loss of a parent or caregiver since the . . . |

Moderator (2021-10-09). America's Warmongers Are Still Unrepentant. scheerpost.com [ By The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was marked by days of remembrances — for the courageous rescue workers of that moment, for the thousands murdered as the Twin Towers collapsed, for those who died in the Pentagon, or in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, fighting off the hijackers of the commercial jet they were in, as well as for those who fought…

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-10-09). Finance capital and the World Economy. mronline.org THE period of neo-liberalism witnesses an increase in the share of economic surplus in total output both in individual countries and also for the world as a whole.

Editor (2021-10-09). U.S. Covid death toll hits 700,000: A massacre by the capitalist system. mronline.org The United States marked a grim milestone Oct. 1 as the 700,000th death from COVID-19 was officially registered. Since January of 2020 the United States has also counted over 43 million cases, the most of any country on the planet for both deaths and infections.

Moderator (2021-10-09). Joseph Weisberg: Is America's View of 'Evil' Russia Merely Projection? scheerpost.com Former CIA officer, author and Emmy award-winning creator, Joseph Weisberg. [Photo courtesy of Twitter] | Click to subscribe on: The relationship between the United States and Russia has been troubled for more than half a century, most notably during the decades-long Cold War that, despite never turning "hot," led to many deaths on both sides as well as in countri…

Editor (2021-10-09). Extracting Profits — imperialism, climate change and resistance in Africa. mronline.org 2018 seems like a lifetime ago. When 'Extracting Profit' came out that year, the COVID-19 pandemic was two years away. Since then, the world has been plunged into a devastating crisis, with 4.5 million lives lost globally, including close to 200,000 reported deaths on the African continent.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-09). In historic vote, 60,000 Hollywood workers authorize first ever countrywide strike. mronline.org Workers employed in major film and television production houses have complained of abysmal working conditions such as long hours, often exceeding 12 hours a day, low wages and low healthcare contributions from producers.

David Penner (2021-10-09). The Branch Covidians are Waging War on Humanity. dissidentvoice.org All embarked, the party launched out on the sea's foaming lanes while the son of Atreus told his troops to wash, to purify themselves from the filth of the plague. They scoured it off, threw scourings in the surf and sacrificed to Apollo full-grown bulls and goats along the beaten shore of the fallow barren …

Staff (2021-10-09). President Maduro: 50% of Population is now Vaccinated & 2.6 Million COVAX Vaccines Arrive on Saturday. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reported this Friday, October 8, that in Venezuela 50% of the population has already received at least one dose of immunization against COVID-19. | During a televised address broadcast by state-owned TV station VTV, the president stressed that the goal, which he announced last Sunday, was reached "by overcoming barriers, obstacles, and financial persecution"—a reference to the criminal hardship imposed on millions of Venezuelans by US and European illegal sanctions. | "Today in Venezuela we reached 50% of the population vaccinated," said the head of state. "We have a goal…

Staff (2021-10-09). Mexico Talks: Norway Confirms Next Round to Take Place During October 17 to 20. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 8, Norway confirmed that the next round of the dialogue between the delegations of the Venezuelan government and the extreme right opposition will take place from October 17 to 20 in Mexico City, where the previous rounds of the dialogue were held. | This was announced by the embassy of Norway in Mexico through its official Twitter account, @NoruegaMexCA. | In late September, just before the third round was to begin, an impasse had emerged between the Norwegian facilitating team and the government of Venezuela. However, on September 25, the head of the Venezuelan government delegation, National…

Ana Perdigón (2021-10-09). 21N: CNE Ready for October 10 Electoral Drill. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 8, Pedro Calzadilla, president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, announced that 90% of the work regarding the deployment and reception of materials to be used in the mock election this Sunday, October 10, is complete. | During a CNE press conference, Calzadilla informed that 446 voting centers and 1,386 polling stations will be enabled throughout Venezuela for the electoral drill. The mock vote is part of the electoral cycle schedule for the regional and municipal elections to be held on November 21. | El presidente del Poder Electoral, Pedro Calzadilla, informó que ya alcan…

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). China's national rejuvenation has become historical inevitability: Xi. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Socialism with Chinese characteristics only correct path toward national rejuvenation: Xi. ecns.cn Socialism with Chinese characteristics has proven to be the only correct path to realize national rejuvenation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday.

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-10-09). Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People's Campaign. dissidentvoice.org In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask: Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? — Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? [p. 141] The …

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Chinese people hope to see all peoples of world leading happy, peaceful lives: Xi. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China needs not only a stable and united domestic environment but also a peaceful and stable international environment to realize national rejuvenation.

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Xi says Taiwan question will be resolved as national rejuvenation becomes reality. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that the Taiwan question arose out of the weakness and chaos of the Chinese nation, and it will be resolved as national rejuvenation becomes a reality.

Staff (2021-10-09). China's Xi calls Taiwan's independence push 'serious hidden danger' & promises 'peaceful reunification' with self-governed island. rt.com Reunification with China best serves the interests of Taiwanese people and will be achieved by peaceful means, Chinese President Xi Jinping insisted, warning foreign nations about interfering in the issue. | "Taiwan independence separatism is the biggest obstacle to achieving the reunification of the motherland and the most serious hidden danger to national rejuvenation," Xi said in a speech at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Saturday. | "Realizing national reunification by peaceful means best serves the interests of the nation as a whole, including our brethren in Taiwan," the President said. | The hist…

Richard Lane (2021-10-09). [Perspectives] Dévora Kestel: global leader in mental health policy. thelancet.com "I never had any ambitions to become director within a large international agency", says Dévora Kestel, Director of Mental Health and Substance Use at WHO. Yet her formative experiences as a mental health adviser at country level and her commitment to advancing the rights of people with mental illness have equipped her well for this global leadership position. At WHO's Geneva headquarters, Kestel directs teams of technical and policy experts across a range of mental health and related specialties, including child and adolescent mental health, suicide prevention, mental health policy relating to humanitarian crise…

Staff (2021-10-09). 4 Senate Dems Say They Won't Back Budget Deal If Manchin Axes Climate Provisions. truthout.org Democrats in Congress are engaged in an increasingly bitter debate over what to cut from their budget reconciliation package in order to appease party conservatives who refused the original $3.5 trillion price tag. Progressives fear that key climate provisions may be on the chopping block even as President Joe Biden prepares for international climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland. | Four Senate Democrats now say they will only support the reconciliation package and the bipartisan infrastructu…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). Parliamentary Elections Will Not Address Major Concerns Raised by Popular Protests in Iraq. libya360.wordpress.com Abdul Rahman Iraqi security personnel voted in the special voting process conducted for them on October 8, two days prior to the national voting day on October 10. (Photo: Iraqi News Agency) The elections are taking place one year ahead of schedule following popular protests that broke out in October 2019 against the failure of…

World Socialist Web Site, IWA-RFC (2021-10-09). Sunday 10/24: How to end the pandemic: The case for eradication. indybay.org International online webinar.

_____ (2021-10-09). Thousands of Police Killings Are Unreported. popularresistance.org According to a report in the Lancet , between 1980 and 2018 police in the U.S. killed an estimated 30,800 people. This number is 17,000 more than reported by the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), which is a misclassification rate of 55%. The deaths of Black people are the most likely to be undercounted, with 5,670 deaths missing out of an estimated 9,540.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). The New Bolivian Regime Change Attempt, & its Terror Tactics. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea Two years ago, I underestimated the power of U.S. imperialism, to the consequence of having a nasty shock when I found out that Bolivia's president had been forced to resign in a U.S.-orchestrated military coup. I had anticipated that Washington would carry out a regime change attempt in Bolivia for months prior to…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). The Propaganda War Against China. libya360.wordpress.com On Saturday 9 October 2021 (2pm Britain, 9am US Eastern, 9pm China), Friends of Socialist China are hosting an international webinar to discuss the intensifying information warfare being waged by the US and its allies against the People's Republic of China. We will discuss the relationship between this propaganda onslaught and the New Cold War;…

Norma Rae (2021-10-09). IATSE union defies Hollywood bosses. zcomm.org On October 4, 60,000 film and television workers of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees voted overwhelmingly to authorize a nationwide strike…

AAPFBAS (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/14: #TeachTruth: National Teach-in for Truth About Systemic Racism & Sexism in U.S. Curricula. indybay.org Online teach-in via Zoom…

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Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). Ecuador: Pandora Papers Could Take Lasso Down — Arauz Calls for New Election. libya360.wordpress.com HispanTV President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, claimed that he has no hidden property in tax havens. Former presidential candidate for correismo, Andrés Arauz, has opined that Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has lost legitimacy, and has urged for new elections take place. In an interview with Spanish news agency EFE, Arauz called for the resignation of…

International Indian Treaty Council (2021-10-09). Monday 10/11: Annual Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony on Indigenous People's Day (broadcast). indybay.org Radio broadcast on KPFA 94.1 FM or IITC Facebook page…

New Atlas (2021-10-09). Uyghur Tribunal: US Lawfare at its Lowest. newatlas.report October 9, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — The so-called "Uyghur Tribunal" is promoted across the Western media as an "independent" tribunal. AP claims that it seeks to lay out evidence that will "compel international action to tackle growing concerns about alleged abuses in Xinjiang." The tribunal — having no legal basis or enforcement mechanism — …

Bryant Diaz (2021-10-09). Che 54: Screenprinting Session. peoplesforum.org Be a part of celebrating the life, actions and theory of Ernesto Che Guevara. Visit our art studio between 3PM – 5PM on Saturday, October 9th, and screen print an image of Che.

David Chung (2021-10-09). Zines & Creative Writing Workshop. peoplesforum.org Editorial Negra Presents—Zines & Creative Writing Workshop! | A free creative session on poetry and zines culture! No experience is needed, only a creative spirit and love for poetry. | Register at:

Editor2 (2021-10-09). Haiti has the World's Second Largest Iridium Deposits. orinocotribune.com By Graham G. Henry — Oct 6, 2021 | As difficult to work with as it is rare, iridium is found in large quantities in Haiti's southeast, which has the second largest reserves in the world. This metal is today worth more than gold and Bitcoin. Its resistance to high temperatures and corrosion makes it almost indispensable in the manufacture of aircraft engines and deep water pipelines. Its exploitation could be a lever for the revival of the Haitian economy and the creation of millions of jobs, argues the economics professor, Dr. Henry Vixamar. | Haiti has one of the largest iridium reserves in the world. The c…

Rebecca Ray (2021-10-09). Rhetoric, meet reality: how to green the Belt and Road Initiative. mronline.org After much talk, concrete frameworks and guidelines are finally arriving, and the stage is set for China to improve its green credentials on the Belt and Road.

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-10-09). Finance capital and the World Economy. mronline.org THE period of neo-liberalism witnesses an increase in the share of economic surplus in total output both in individual countries and also for the world as a whole.

Editor (2021-10-09). U.S. Covid death toll hits 700,000: A massacre by the capitalist system. mronline.org The United States marked a grim milestone Oct. 1 as the 700,000th death from COVID-19 was officially registered. Since January of 2020 the United States has also counted over 43 million cases, the most of any country on the planet for both deaths and infections.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-09). In historic vote, 60,000 Hollywood workers authorize first ever countrywide strike. mronline.org Workers employed in major film and television production houses have complained of abysmal working conditions such as long hours, often exceeding 12 hours a day, low wages and low healthcare contributions from producers.

Editor (2021-10-09). Extracting Profits — imperialism, climate change and resistance in Africa. mronline.org 2018 seems like a lifetime ago. When 'Extracting Profit' came out that year, the COVID-19 pandemic was two years away. Since then, the world has been plunged into a devastating crisis, with 4.5 million lives lost globally, including close to 200,000 reported deaths on the African continent.

Stephanie Tromblay (2021-10-09). Indigenous Peoples Day in the time of COVID-19. workers.org This article was first published in the Oct. 14, 2020, issue of Workers World. On Oct. 7, 2021, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nearly one in 500 children in the U.S. have experienced the loss of a parent or caregiver since the . . . |

David Penner (2021-10-09). The Branch Covidians are Waging War on Humanity. dissidentvoice.org All embarked, the party launched out on the sea's foaming lanes while the son of Atreus told his troops to wash, to purify themselves from the filth of the plague. They scoured it off, threw scourings in the surf and sacrificed to Apollo full-grown bulls and goats along the beaten shore of the fallow barren …

Staff (2021-10-09). President Maduro: 50% of Population is now Vaccinated & 2.6 Million COVAX Vaccines Arrive on Saturday. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reported this Friday, October 8, that in Venezuela 50% of the population has already received at least one dose of immunization against COVID-19. | During a televised address broadcast by state-owned TV station VTV, the president stressed that the goal, which he announced last Sunday, was reached "by overcoming barriers, obstacles, and financial persecution"—a reference to the criminal hardship imposed on millions of Venezuelans by US and European illegal sanctions. | "Today in Venezuela we reached 50% of the population vaccinated," said the head of state. "We have a goal…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). The New Bolivian Regime Change Attempt, & its Terror Tactics. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea Two years ago, I underestimated the power of U.S. imperialism, to the consequence of having a nasty shock when I found out that Bolivia's president had been forced to resign in a U.S.-orchestrated military coup. I had anticipated that Washington would carry out a regime change attempt in Bolivia for months prior to…

Staff (2021-10-09). Mexico Talks: Norway Confirms Next Round to Take Place During October 17 to 20. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 8, Norway confirmed that the next round of the dialogue between the delegations of the Venezuelan government and the extreme right opposition will take place from October 17 to 20 in Mexico City, where the previous rounds of the dialogue were held. | This was announced by the embassy of Norway in Mexico through its official Twitter account, @NoruegaMexCA. | In late September, just before the third round was to begin, an impasse had emerged between the Norwegian facilitating team and the government of Venezuela. However, on September 25, the head of the Venezuelan government delegation, National…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). Parliamentary Elections Will Not Address Major Concerns Raised by Popular Protests in Iraq. libya360.wordpress.com Abdul Rahman Iraqi security personnel voted in the special voting process conducted for them on October 8, two days prior to the national voting day on October 10. (Photo: Iraqi News Agency) The elections are taking place one year ahead of schedule following popular protests that broke out in October 2019 against the failure of…

Ana Perdigón (2021-10-09). 21N: CNE Ready for October 10 Electoral Drill. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 8, Pedro Calzadilla, president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, announced that 90% of the work regarding the deployment and reception of materials to be used in the mock election this Sunday, October 10, is complete. | During a CNE press conference, Calzadilla informed that 446 voting centers and 1,386 polling stations will be enabled throughout Venezuela for the electoral drill. The mock vote is part of the electoral cycle schedule for the regional and municipal elections to be held on November 21. | El presidente del Poder Electoral, Pedro Calzadilla, informó que ya alcan…

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). China's national rejuvenation has become historical inevitability: Xi. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Socialism with Chinese characteristics only correct path toward national rejuvenation: Xi. ecns.cn Socialism with Chinese characteristics has proven to be the only correct path to realize national rejuvenation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday.

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-10-09). Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People's Campaign. dissidentvoice.org In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask: Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? — Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? [p. 141] The …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-09). The Propaganda War Against China. libya360.wordpress.com On Saturday 9 October 2021 (2pm Britain, 9am US Eastern, 9pm China), Friends of Socialist China are hosting an international webinar to discuss the intensifying information warfare being waged by the US and its allies against the People's Republic of China. We will discuss the relationship between this propaganda onslaught and the New Cold War;…

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Chinese people hope to see all peoples of world leading happy, peaceful lives: Xi. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China needs not only a stable and united domestic environment but also a peaceful and stable international environment to realize national rejuvenation.

ecns.cn (2021-10-09). Xi says Taiwan question will be resolved as national rejuvenation becomes reality. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that the Taiwan question arose out of the weakness and chaos of the Chinese nation, and it will be resolved as national rejuvenation becomes a reality.

Staff (2021-10-09). China's Xi calls Taiwan's independence push 'serious hidden danger' & promises 'peaceful reunification' with self-governed island. rt.com Reunification with China best serves the interests of Taiwanese people and will be achieved by peaceful means, Chinese President Xi Jinping insisted, warning foreign nations about interfering in the issue. | "Taiwan independence separatism is the biggest obstacle to achieving the reunification of the motherland and the most serious hidden danger to national rejuvenation," Xi said in a speech at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Saturday. | "Realizing national reunification by peaceful means best serves the interests of the nation as a whole, including our brethren in Taiwan," the President said. | The hist…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). 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…

Richard Lane (2021-10-09). [Perspectives] Dévora Kestel: global leader in mental health policy. thelancet.com "I never had any ambitions to become director within a large international agency", says Dévora Kestel, Director of Mental Health and Substance Use at WHO. Yet her formative experiences as a mental health adviser at country level and her commitment to advancing the rights of people with mental illness have equipped her well for this global leadership position. At WHO's Geneva headquarters, Kestel directs teams of technical and policy experts across a range of mental health and related specialties, including child and adolescent mental health, suicide prevention, mental health policy relating to humanitarian crise…

Norma Rae (2021-10-09). IATSE union defies Hollywood bosses. zcomm.org On October 4, 60,000 film and television workers of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees voted overwhelmingly to authorize a nationwide strike…

_____ (2021-10-09). Thousands of Police Killings Are Unreported. popularresistance.org According to a report in the Lancet , between 1980 and 2018 police in the U.S. killed an estimated 30,800 people. This number is 17,000 more than reported by the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), which is a misclassification rate of 55%. The deaths of Black people are the most likely to be undercounted, with 5,670 deaths missing out of an estimated 9,540.

World Socialist Web Site, IWA-RFC (2021-10-09). Sunday 10/24: How to end the pandemic: The case for eradication. indybay.org International online webinar.

AAPFBAS (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/14: #TeachTruth: National Teach-in for Truth About Systemic Racism & Sexism in U.S. Curricula. indybay.org Online teach-in via Zoom…

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

El Faro English (2021-10-08). From EL FARO ENGLISH: Exposed by the Pandora Papers. latinorebels.com Central America, in Brief: The Pandora Papers, a global investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) involving more than 600 journalists in 117 countries, shed new light on how offshore banking shields the cash of Central America's wealthy and well-connected, including presidential candidates and former heads of state. While the practice doesn't prove illegal activity, it raises serious questions about transparency and economic inequality.

Latino Rebels (2021-10-08). UnidosUS Announces That It Has Cut Corporate Ties With Facebook After Whistleblower Revelations. latinorebels.com On Friday, the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization said it cut ties with Facebook after a whistleblower revealed that Facebook has been intentionally promoting products and policies that harm the Latino community and undermine democratic principles.

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

WSWS (2021-10-08). India to provide pittance in "compensation" to families of COVID-19 dead. wsws.org The Modi government's compensation scheme is a cruel sham. The families of the vast majority of the 5 million Indians whose deaths are attributable to the pandemic will never receive the paltry 50,000 rupee (US$671) payment.

Staff (2021-10-08). Headlines for October 8, 2021. democracynow.org Pfizer-BioNTech Requests Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11, COVID Deaths in Russia Top 900/Day; Venezuela Accuses IMF of Withholding Pandemic Funds, Senate Cmte. Says Trump Repeatedly Asked DOJ for Help Overturning Election Loss, Senate Votes to Lift Debt Ceiling Until Early December, Minneapolis Police Joke About "Hunting Activists" During 2020 Racial Justice Uprising, Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, WSJ: U.S. Military Secretly Training Taiwanese Forces for Possible Conflict with China, Gunmen Kill 2 School Teachers in Kashmir Amid Mounting Attac…

Project Censored (2021-10-08). Part 2 — Never Forget: 9/11 and the 20 Year War on Terror — Excerpts From the Online Event. projectcensored.org This is Part 2 On the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Code Pink, Massachusetts Peace Action and several other co-sponsoring organizations, including Project Censored, held an online seminar…

G. Dunkel (2021-10-08). Obreros griegos lograron gran victoria—quieren más. workers.org Desde los militantes de PAME (el Frente Militante de Todos los Trabajadores de Grecia) hasta los analistas financieros que siguen el sector de la comida rápida en todo el mundo, todos coincidieron: los trabajadores de reparto de la plataforma eFood ganaron a lo grande. Protesta de repartidores en Atenas en . . . |

Joseph G. Ramsey (2021-10-08). Cages of Whiteness in the Shadow of Haiti: Guy Endore's 'Babouk' and the Critique of Race-Class Alienation. mronline.org Re-reading Guy Endore's "forgotten masterpiece" it is striking how this novel from 1934, long-noted for its shocking and sophisticated account of slavery and resistance in the lead-up to the Haitian Revolution, is also a penetrating account of the ethical and political deformity and alienation perpetuated by the ideology of "whiteness."

Editor (2021-10-08). Florida's Republican Governor awards Medal of Freedom to Che Guevara's assassin. mronline.org After Rodriguez ordered Che be shot, his hands were chopped off and shipped to Langley, but not before he stole the Rolex from Che's corpse that was meant for the son of one of his compatriots in Bolivia.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-08). A World without hunger: The Fortieth Newsletter (2021). mronline.org There is nothing more obscene than the existence of hunger, the terrible indignity of working hard but being without the means for sustenance.

Editor (2021-10-08). At this niche clinic, no stares, smirks, or stigma. mronline.org How China's first gender dysphoria clinic is slowly but surely transforming the transgender community's access to healthcare.

Pablo Manríquez (2021-10-08). Immigrant Rights Rally in Front of White House Leads to Arrests. latinorebels.com Hundreds of protesters turned up at Lafayette Square in front of the White House on Thursday for a midday "escalation rally" for immigrant rights. Dozens were arrested.

Margaret Kimberley (2021-10-08). "Race Norming" and Health Care Jim Crow. mronline.org The term "race norming " ought to be immediately suspected as having a nefarious intent. Anything referred to as norming in a racist society invariably ends with Black people getting the short end of the stick.

David González M. (2021-10-08). The Nightmare of Migrants Crossing the Darién Jungle. latinorebels.com Reporter David González M. follows one Haitian migrant, his family, and others from as far away as Pakistan as they prepare to make the deadly journey through the Colombia-Panama border region.

Editor2 (2021-10-08). 45th Anniversary of Terrorist Bombing of Cubana Flight 455 in Barbados. orinocotribune.com Today marks 45 years since U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operatives carried out the terrorist bombing of Cubana de Aviación flight 455, a Cuban flight from Barbados to Jamaica. | 73 people were killed in the bombing attack on the flight which departed from Guyana, with destination to Havana, via the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica. | Various aviation agencies and the Cuban government determined that the airliner was blown up in midair with the detonation of two explosives which had been placed on the airplane, killing all passengers and crew members of the aircraft which plummeted in…

_____ (2021-10-08). ALEC Leaders Boast About Anti-Abortion, Anti-Trans Bills. popularresistance.org The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a pay-to-play network of conservative state lawmakers and business lobbyists that writes model legislation, claims that it no longer works on social policy. But videos of ALEC-led events, obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), tell a very different story. | At the 40th anniversary meeting of the Council for National Policy (CNP) in May, ALEC leaders boasted about their extensive efforts to advance state legislation to severely restrict access to abortion and limit the rights of trans students, as well as voter suppression bills. | CNP is a secretive…

Joe Bernick (2021-10-08). Tucson nurses find Sinema's office empty, just like her promises. peoplesworld.org TUCSON—When local members of National Nurses United showed up at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's local office on Oct. 7, they were not surprised to find the office empty, just like her promises. Working people have gotten used to being ignored by her. They knew there was no chance they could speak to the senator or even …

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

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2021-10-08: News Headlines

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

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

WSWS (2021-10-08). India to provide pittance in "compensation" to families of COVID-19 dead. wsws.org The Modi government's compensation scheme is a cruel sham. The families of the vast majority of the 5 million Indians whose deaths are attributable to the pandemic will never receive the paltry 50,000 rupee (US$671) payment.

Pablo Manríquez (2021-10-08). Immigrant Rights Rally in Front of White House Leads to Arrests. latinorebels.com Hundreds of protesters turned up at Lafayette Square in front of the White House on Thursday for a midday "escalation rally" for immigrant rights. Dozens were arrested.

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

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

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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). 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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-08). Article 5: U.S. dispatches warplanes for NATO interoperability drills in Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. F-15E Strike Eagles arrive in Greece for Castle Forge U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived at Larissa Air Base, Greece, in support of operation Castle Forge, a U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa-led joint, multi-national training event. Castle Forge …

WSWS (2021-10-08). Sri Lankan teachers take nationwide action, defying government bans. wsws.org The protests, which coincided with World Teachers Day, were held in 300 education divisions and involved over 200 teachers at each location.

Alan MacLeod (2021-10-07). Private Facebook Group that Organized the July Protests in Cuba Plans Bigger Ones Soon. orinocotribune.com By Alan Macleod — Oct 5, 2021 | The involvement of foreign nationals in the domestic affairs of Cuba is on a level that can scarcely be conceived of in the United States. | HAVANA —After gaining access to their private Facebook group, MintPress can reveal that the people who sparked the July 11 protests in Cuba are planning similar actions for October and November. | The group,

Andrew Korybko (2021-10-07). US Sanctions against India: Delhi's Planned Purchase of Russia's S-400 Air Defense Systems. globalresearch.ca

Andrew Korybko (2021-10-07). AUKUS Inadvertently Opens Diplomatic Opportunities for Russia with France & India. asia-pacificresearch.com

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-07). Kellogg's cereal plant workers go on strike for fair pay and benefits and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the strike for pay and benefits by workers across Kellogg's cereal plants in the US; a protest march against mining expansion by tribal communities in Chhattisgarh, India; and more…

Pablo Manríquez (2021-10-07). Indian Immigrants Feel Senate Has Ignored Their Calls to Reform Massive Green Card Backlogs. latinorebels.com "I considered myself a DREAMer," says Dip Patel, 25, founder of Improve the Dream, an organization advocating for immigrant youth who grew up as dependents of long-term visa holders but then lose their legal status in the United States when they turn 21 years old.

Juan Cole (2021-10-07). Coral reefs are dying as climate change decimates ocean ecosystems vital to fish and humans. juancole.com By Sam Purkis | — The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth. Coconut-covered sandy beaches with incredible bird life rim tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles from any continent. Just below the waves, coral reefs stretch for miles along an underwater mountain chain. It's a …

International Indian Treaty Council (2021-10-07). Monday 10/11: Indigenous Peoples' Day Commemoration at Yerba Buena Gardens. indybay.org Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. between 3rd St. and 4th St., San Francisco (Yelamu, Ohlone Territory)…

Rachel Evans (2021-10-07). Tamil activists speak out for rights here and in Sri Lanka. greenleft.org.au Rachel Evans spoke to Tamil refugees and activists Kalyani Inpakumar and Renuga Inpakumar about the continuing persecution of Tamils in Sri Lanka and the campaign for rights here.

Workers World Party (2021-10-07). Alex Saab defense team works to win his release. workers.org Oct. 3: The legal team for kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab released the following statement Sept. 14. The struggle to prevent the illegal extradition of Saab from the island nation of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) — where he is incarcerated as a result of U.S. pressure — is continuing on . . . |

Miya Tada (2021-10-07). FILM SCREENING | IT WAS A COUP. peoplesforum.org Join us at The People's Forum for a film screening of It Was A Coup! This is a free, educational program, however, in order to maintain a safe capacity level, we ask that you leave a $6 deposit to reserve your participation. You will be refunded your deposit upon arrival or if you cancel. Please have your confirmation email ready when you arrive. | About "IT WAS A COUP" | It Was A Coup is a feature film that documents the coup in Bolivia, the role of Mexican diplomacy in its defense of asylum and the crimes against humanity during the de facto government of Añez in Bolivia. Unpublished information on the Mexican…

C.P. Chandrasekhar (2021-10-07). What has the Trade "War" between the United States and China achieved? mronline.org On July 6, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump unilaterally imposed a 25 per cent tariff on Chinese imports of around $34 billion, and further tariffs in 2018 and 2019—claiming that trade between U.S. and China had been unfairly skewed in China's favour and needed to be rebalanced.

Editor (2021-10-07). Re-visiting Red Vienna: as an urban project. mronline.org The "Vienna Model" for providing subsidized housing is unquestionably one of the singular achievements of Austrian social policy and architectural production.

A Guest Author (2021-10-07). 700,000 in the streets of Brazil demand 'Bolsonaro out!'. workers.org The following article was published Oct. 2 on the website of Vermelho, news magazine of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB), with sources from the Brasil de Fato news agency. Translation: John Catalinotto The sixth round of events of the #ForaBolsonaro (Out with Bolsonaro) National Campaign shook the country Saturday, . . . |

Jesus J. Montero (2021-10-07). Looking Back at Some of the Latinos and Latinas Who Played Lollapalooza This Summer. latinorebels.com We spoke with Latina and Latino artists at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago about their identity and how the pandemic has affected their music…

Guest Contributor (2021-10-07). OPINION: COVID and Latinx Homelessness in Los Angeles. latinorebels.com Time will tell if Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's homeless programs will live up to expectations. But many Angelenos like myself believe these programs are not enough.

Rayhan Uddin (2021-10-07). Flags and towels: Newcastle fans react to Saudi takeover. middleeasteye.net Flags and towels: Newcastle fans react to Saudi takeover | Saudi-led takeover of English football club sparks frenzied reactions outside stadium and on social media | Thu, 10/07/2021 – 19: 30 | Newcastle fans added Saudi flags to their Twitter names and put towels on their heads to celebrate the Saudi takeover of their club (MEE/Social media) | Newcastle United fans have reacted to the Saudi takeover…

Betsey Piette (2021-10-07). Global supply chain crisis: Workers' health and safety vs. capitalists' profits. workers.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 . . . |

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-10-07). A Company Family: The untold history of Obama and the CIA. mronline.org Despite his liberal pretensions, Obama's foreign policy was dreamed up at Langley—which should not have been surprising given his background…

WSWS (2021-10-07). Massive strike by steelworkers in South Africa. wsws.org More than 150,000 steel and metal workers went on strike Tuesday in South Africa, demanding substantial wage increases from the employers and vowing to stay out until they achieve this goal.

Jake Johnson (2021-10-07). As Rich Nations Waste Doses, Most African Countries Miss 10% Vaccination Goal. zcomm.org "We have recently seen a billionaire take a healthcare worker on a journey into space. But back here on planet Earth we have millions of nurses waiting for a vaccine."

sputniknews (2021-10-07). 123 Arrested as Climate Activists Block Central Bridge in Finnish Capital. sputniknews.com The demonstrators urge the Finnish government declare a climate emergency and act more forcefully on the climate change, including binding legislation in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025, a decade ahead of the government's current goal of 2035.

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Japan and Russia Agree to Move Forward on Peace Treaty. telesurenglish.net At a press conference, Kishida reported that during a telephone conversation with Putin, the two agreed to resolve the issue of the status of four islands now controlled by Russia. | RELATED: | The head of government said he expressed his desire to develop relations between Tokyo and Moscow which are mutually beneficial. At the same time, Putin declared his intention to continue dialogue on a variety of bilateral issues. | Japan and Ru…

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Venezuela Increases Its Production Amid The US Blockade. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, President Nicolas Maduro highlighted the increase in national production despite the U.S. arbitrary sanctions against the Venezuelan people. | RELATED: | He announced that the Local Supply and Production Committees (CLAP) were able to increase their economic efficiency to expand their service to the population. | "They increased their coverage from 6 million to 7 million families," the Bolivarian leader said, expl…

Staff (2021-10-07). Venezuela's CNE: Carter Center to Witness Sunday's Mock Election — 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com A delegation from the Carter Center which is already in Venezuela, will witness the mock election that the National Electoral Council (CNE) will carry out this Sunday, October 10, and will evaluate possible participation as an observer organization in the regional and municipal elections scheduled for November 21, announced on of the rectors of that electoral body, Roberto Picón. | "At this moment there is a team from the Carter Center visiting Venezuela," said Picón in an interview on the local radio station Unión Radio. "We have met with them on a couple of occasions, they will be there during the drill and the…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-07). Report: US And Chinese Scientists Were Planning to Create a Brand New Coronavirus In 2018, Leaked Proposals Show. moguldom.com Leaked proposals show that U.S. and Chinese scientists were planning to create a brand-new coronavirus in 2018 before the covid-19 pandemic erupted. A grant application filed in 2018 and submitted to the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) revealed that the international team of scientists planned to blend genetic data of closely related strains …

Norma Rae (2021-10-07). IATSE union defies Hollywood bosses with near-unanimous strike vote. liberationnews.org On October 4, 60,000 film and television workers of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees voted overwhelmingly to authorize a nationwide strike for a living wage, reasonable rest and sustainable benefits. While this does not mean a strike is inevitable, it gives the union and its leadership major leverage in its battle with the …

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Argentina Seeks Justice For Journalist Killed in Bolivian Coup. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, family members of Argentine journalist Sebastian Moro launched an international campaign to demand an investigation into his death, which occurred in Bolivia during the U.S.-backed coup against Evo Morales in 2019. | RELATED: | The journalist's relatives and human rights organizations chose as a slogan for the campaign "Justice for Sebastian Moro". They held a press conference at the 'Argentinian house' in La Paz. The m…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-07). Why America Needs a National Program of Paid Sick and Family Leave. independentmediainstitute.org Keli Vereb wasn't sure how long it would take to recover from complicated neck surgery last year, but she took comfort knowing she'd be able to focus on healing without having to worry about her job. That's because United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2227-01 negotiated a contract with Vereb's employer, U.S. Steel, ensuring paid leave for …

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Luis Arce Inaugurates Cochabamba's International Book Fair. telesurenglish.net On Oct 6, the President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, inaugurated the 14 ∞ Cochabamba International Book Fair, the first face-to-face event of its kind in the country since the beginning of the pandemic. | "I was always an avid reader and loved to visit this type of event," said the Pres…

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Salvadoran NGO's Present New Transitional Justice Law Proposal. telesurenglish.net In February 2020, members of the Legislative Assembly approved the Special Law on Transitional Justice, Reparation and National Reconciliation, which was rejected by the victims of the armed conflict and vetoed by President Nayib Bukele as unconstitutional. | RELATED: | Congress did not overcome the president's veto and the law was shelved, so current members of the Justice and Human Rights Commission have resumed the discussio…

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Russia and Iran Discuss Afghanistan Reconstruction Support. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian met in Moscow. Both countries are interested in promoting further international cooperation to help in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. | RELATED: | Lavrov announced that his country and Iran are coordinating efforts to implement aid initiatives in Afghanistan, a country whose current situation is the resu…

Staff (2021-10-07). Borges Blames Guaidó for Theft of Monómeros. orinocotribune.com Julio Borges, the founder of Venezuela's Justice First party (PJ), former parliamentarian, and fugitive from justice, accused former deputy Juan Guaidó and his Popular Will (VP) allies of embezzling assets, and suggested that Monómeros will soon be removed from the list of Venezuelan assets abroad. | It was you, not me | On September 28, during an interview with a journalists who had supported the National Assembly's actions in 2015, Borges readily offered the opinion that Guaidó, as head of his supposed interim presidency, made poor decisions purportedly for the "protection of funds abroad" and holds, along with…

Fight Back (2021-10-07). Teamsters for a Democratic Union convention looks forward to defeat of old guard. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) held its annual convention from October 1-3 in Chicago. Rank-and-file union activists from around the country traveled there to plan out the next steps for the upcoming international union election. TDU is supporting the reformer O'Brien-Zuckerman slate against the other slate, which is backed by the Hoffa old guard within the Teamsters union. | The O'Brien-Zuckerman slate, also known as the OZ Teamsters United slate, has gained a lot of momentum since announcing their intent to run. Ballots for the international union election are being mailed out on Oc…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-07). NLRB General Counsel Abruzzo: College athletes can organize. peoplesworld.org

Matt Sedlar (2021-10-07). Transcript: "Making the Most of Special Drawing Rights: Approaches to Maximize Impact and Create a Sustainable and Just Recovery" cepr.net CEPR Senior Research Fellow Andrés Arauz participated in an event on October 4th as part of the IMF Annual Meetings, sponsored by CEPR, ActionAid, Afrodad, the Bretton Woods Project, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, Eurodad, Global Policy Forum, Global Call to Action Against Poverty, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Latindadd, Oxfam International, Social Justice in Global …

WSWS (2021-10-07). South Africa: COSATU holds one-day protest strike as steel strike continues. wsws.org COSATU and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa are reacting to the extreme social tensions building up and seeking to head off an anti-capitalist movement in the working class.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-07). South Africa Interested In Expanding Its Military Influence Against Terrorists. southfront.org Illustrative ImageFight against terrorism in Mozambique is becoming a military race for African states. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Terrorism is still advancing in Africa — and, on the other hand, military projects to defeat it continue to advance. Every day, terrorist militias occupy new spaces, gaining positions in cities and villages where local governments seem to have completely lost control. The situation is particularly serious in northern Mozambique, where terrorists control strategic natural reserves and accumulate re…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-07). Saudi-led Coalition Says It Destroyed Houthi Drone Launch Site After Attack On Saudi Arabia's Abha Airport. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on October 6, a suicide drone launched from Yemen, allegedly by the Houthis (Ansar Allah), attacked Abha International Airport in the southern Saudi province of 'Asir. | In a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency, the Saudi-led coalition claimed that the drone was successfully intercepted. The coalition said that four of the airport's workers were wounded by shrapnel from the interception. | "The Houthi attempt to target civilians at Abha's civilian airport constitutes a war crime," the…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-07). Former top U.S. Army commander in Europe on prospects for U.S. missile system in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ben Hodges, former Commanding General of United States Army EuropeU.S. continues to provide military support for Ukrainian Armed Forces In the new episode of the program "National Security Council," Tetiana Popova discussed with General Ben Hodges, the former Commanding General of United States Army Europe, an agreement between Ukraine and the United States on strategic …

sputniknews (2021-10-07). China Against Defining Relations With US as 'Competition'. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – Beijing does not believe that "competition" is the right word to describe its relationship with Washington, China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi said at a meeting with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

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