2020-09-04: News Headlines

Staff (2020-09-04). "Death Is on the Ballot": Lessons for the US, 50 Years After Allende's Socialist Revolution in Chile. democracynow.org Today marks the 50th anniversary of the election of socialist President Salvador Allende in Chile, a significant moment in the history of political revolutions. We speak with Chilean American author, human rights defender and poet Ariel Dorfman, who was cultural and press adviser to Allende's chief of staff in the last months of his presidency, about how the revolution used peaceful means to bring about radical change in Chile and beyond. "Allende's revolution, which was a peaceful revolution, was the attempt to put the resources of the country and the future of the country into the hands of the majority," Dorfma…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-04). Is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) (Australia, India, Japan, US) Intent of Provoking Proxy War with China in the Solomon Islands? globalresearch.ca The leader of the Solomon Islands province of Malaita announced earlier this week that his region will seek independence from the central government due to its disagreement with the capital over the latter's recognition of Beijing last year as the …

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-09-04). The RNC and DNC are over/ Now what to do about November? workers.org The Democratic and Republican national conventions have come and gone. If someone asks who cares, the answers would be diverse and interesting. Do these conventions matter? Does the 2020 presidential election matter? One could easily answer no; they really do not matter. However, what does matter is that almost 1,000 . . . |

Bruce E. Levine (2020-09-04). The Zyprexa Papers: A Legal System for Drug Companies and Lawyers…Not the Public. counterpunch.org On November 28, 2006, attorney Jim Gottstein received a phone call that would change his life. It would propel Gottstein into a legal war against the giant pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, who would retaliate against him for his release of Lilly's own documents about its drug Zyprexa. A U.S. District Court would rule that Gottstein had conspired to steal these documents, and Lilly would threaten Gottstein with criminal contempt charges.

Chris Krupp (2020-09-04). Wrecking Utah: No 4-Lane Highway Through the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. counterpunch.org State and local officials in southwest Utah are asking the federal Bureau of Land Management to approve the bulldozing and carving of a new 4-lane highway through the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. The request comes less than a dozen years after Congress designated the conservation area to protect habitat for the imperiled Mojave desert tortoise,

South Front (2020-09-04). Video: Israeli Forces Rain Down Missiles on Syria. globalresearch.ca The Israeli Air Force conducted a second round of missiles strikes on Syria in less than a week. | Late on September 2, Israeli warplanes launched missiles at the T4 airport in the province of Homs. According to Syria's state media, …

Dan Lieberman (2020-09-04). The Case for Israel as a Criminal Enterprise. dissidentvoice.org After UAE-Israel deal, missing is that the Emirates bewildering moment and the shattered Palestinian moment are due to a misrepresentation of what is called the Middle East conflict. The misrepresentation has led to a fallacious approach for rectification, and an impasse for obtaining peace with justice. Even the terminology seems incorrect. Is this a conflict …

WSWS (2020-09-04). India sets world record for daily coronavirus infections. wsws.org With India now recording more than 75,000 new cases on average each day, it will soon overtake Brazil as the country with the world's second-highest number of COVID-19 infections.

Derek Royden (2020-09-04). Princes of peace? Jared Kushner, MBZ and the Abraham Accords. nationofchange.org Considering the widespread worry that other countries might want to influence the upcoming American election, it might be worth mentioning how much the UAE has given to Donald Trump over the years, most recently through his son in law.

Newsclick (2020-09-04). Will India's app ban hurt the Chinese economy? peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the most recent ban on 118 Chinese apps imposed by the Indian government. He talks about how much truth there is to the claims being made by the government on how this move is an attack on the Chinese economy. He also discusses if this move will secure the personal data of Indian users.

Badri Raina (2020-09-04). What the Indian National Congress Could Learn From the CPI(M). zcomm.org Badri Raina recollects events from 1989, when he was invited to speak to CPI(M) politburo members after criticising the party for supporting China's assault on protesters at Tiananmen Square…

_____ (2020-09-04). US' Theft Of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money. popularresistance.org Near the end of July, one of the most important recent developments in U.S. foreign policy was quietly disclosed during a U.S. Senate hearing. Not surprisingly, hardly anybody talked about it and most are still completely unaware that it happened. | Answering questions from Senator Lindsey Graham, Secretary of State Pompeo confirmed that the State Department had awarded an American company, Delta Crescent Energy, with a contract to begin extracting oil in northeast Syria. The area is nominally controlled by the Kurds, yet their military force, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), was formed under U.S. auspices and…

yenisafak (2020-09-04). Erdogan marks 101st anniversary of Sivas Congress. yenisafak.com Turkey on Friday marked the 101st anniversary of the Sivas Congress, a milestone on the Republic of Turkey's road to independence."On the 101st anniversary of the Sivas Congress, we express once again that our nation, which does not accept mandate and patronage, will protect this heavenly piece of land as a whole and will never let it divide," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a message.Erdogan said planning for the war was done at the congress in which Turkey declared that it will never submit to the occupying forces."The decisions taken at the Sivas Congress played an important role in the determination of…

yenisafak (2020-09-04). COVID-19 financial crisis: Indian family commits suicide. yenisafak.com In another case of financial crisis due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a family of five in western India was found dead in their home after committing suicide. A local police official said the family in Dahod district of Gujarat state was facing "financial crisis and incurred large sums of debt, which was made worse due to COVID-19.""The man, 42-years-old, his wife and three children killed themselves by poisoning," Hitesh Joysar, local police superintendent, told Anadolu Agency.The youngest of the children was seven years old."We're investigating the matter," Joysar added.India is the third worst-hit country…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-03). Russiagate Or Impeachment, Because Those Were Fake Things. indybay.org Caitlin Johnstone writes about the end of illusions. | "Peace is not everything, but without it, everything becomes nothing" (Willy Brandt). You can have peace or the US empire. You can't have both.

Staff (2020-09-03). Healing Needs to Happen: Kenosha Native Rep. Mark Pocan on Trump's Visit & the U.S. "Policing Problem" democracynow.org As Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden heads to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to meet with the family of Jacob Blake, we speak with Congressmember Mark Pocan, who was born and raised in Kenosha. "Clearly, what happened — someone shot in the back seven times, close range, in front of their children, by the police — was another example of the policing problem we have in this country," Pocan says. He also discusses Attorney General Barr's attacks on mail-in voting, his proposal to cut the Pentagon budget by 10% to make more funds available for COVID-19 and unemployment relief, and calls for those behind the…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). UN sends 65 trucks with aid to Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com The UN on Thursday dispatched 65 trucks with humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks crossed over into Syria's Idlib province from the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.Some 1,625 tons of basic food supplies will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.

Phyllis Bennis (2020-09-03). The Israel-UAE Deal isn't About Peace at All. counterpunch.org In some ways, the U.S.-brokered plan for mutual recognition between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is big news. For more than a quarter of a century, only two Middle Eastern countries — Egypt and Jordan — had officially recognized Israel. None of the Gulf monarchies did. So, it was a pretty big deal when

pip.hinman (2020-09-03). Kurds have a message on World Peace Day. greenleft.org.au

Colin Todhunter (2020-09-03). From Cotton to Brinjal: Fraudulent GMO Project in India Sustained by Deception. dissidentvoice.org Insecticidal Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton is the first and only GM (genetically modified) crop that has been approved in India. It has been cultivated in the country for more than 20 years. In a formal statement to the Supreme Court of India, the Indian government has asserted that hybrid Bt cotton is an outstanding success. …

news.un (2020-09-03). Afghanistan: Near-record violence risks derailing imminent talks between Government and Taliban. news.un.org The UN's top official in Afghanistan has warned that with the formal launch of direct peace negotiations imminent, near-record violence in the country is creating an atmosphere of mistrust that risks derailing long-sought talks between the Government and the Taliban.

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-09-03). The November Election Is About Whiteness, Nothing Else. thealtworld.com Tucker Carlson demonstrates some of the monstrous lies that Democrats and presstitutes tell with a straight face— | These extraordinary lies reveal the great extent of collapse in the moral fabric of our society. Such blatant lies demonstrate that power is the only political virtue for Democrats and that power has crowded out integrity, of which not one ounce can be found in the Democrat Party except for Tulsi Gabbard whose honesty the Democrats reject. Politicians have always been prone to exaggerate, overpromise, and stray from the truth, but today the lies are so fantastic that I doubt even dumbshit Amer…

teleSUR (2020-09-03). US Federal Debt To Be Larger Than the Size of Economy in 2021. telesurenglish.net The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Wednesday acknowledged that U.S. federal debt is projected to exceed the size of the economy for the FY 2021, the highest level since WW2. | RELATED: | In its "An Update to the Budget Outlook: 2020 to 2030" report, the CBO projects a federal budget deficit of US$3.3 trillion in FY 2020, which ends on Sept. 30, more than triple the shortfall recorded in 2019. | "That increase is mostl…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-03). Kerala rises against political murder of communist youth activists. peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of people took part in the protest against the murder of two Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activists Haq Muhammed and Mithilaj in the Indian State of Kerala.

teleSUR (2020-09-03). Mexico: Lower House Votes to End Presidential Immunity. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Lower House Wednesday approved a constitutional reform that, if supported by the Senate, would allow ex-presidents to be removed from their immunity and tried for corruption. | RELATED: | The constitutional reform received 420 votes in favor, 15 abstentions, and no vote against. This possible amendment will be passed on to the Senate, which will have the last word to allow former presidents to be tried for treas…

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-03). India Implodes Its Own New Silk Road. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on There was a time when New Delhi was proudly selling the notion of establishing its own New Silk Road — from the Gulf of Oman to the intersection of Central and …

Ruprecht Grossmann (2020-09-03). On the prohibition of the war of aggression. indybay.org Happy Anti-war Day Sept 1, 2020! | Peace is not everything but without peace, everything is nothing (Willy Brandt) | The German Basic Law mentioned in this article is equivalent to our constitution.

_____ (2020-09-03). Groups Sue Trump Administration To Protect Clean Water. popularresistance.org Washington, D.C. — American Indian and Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice, sued the Trump administration over its attempt to weaken clean water protections. The rule changes proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would force states and Tribes to accept damaging and unwanted pipelines and other fossil fuel projects on their lands. The EPA reverses its long-standing interpretation of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act in a move that is contrary to the language, purpose, and intent of the statute.

_____ (2020-09-03). Trump Incites Vigilante Violence Against Peaceful Protests. popularresistance.org In the week since a fascistic gunman killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin and seriously wounded a third, the Trump administration and its allies within the media and political establishment have defended the killings and the murderer. | The actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Trump supporter who had previously attended Trump rallies, are the direct outcome of the incitement by this administration itself. It occurred during the week of the Republican National Convention, as speaker after speaker railed against the "radical left" and demanded the restoration of "law and order" in response to the prote…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Russian FM praises 3rd round of Syrian peace talks. yenisafak.com Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov praised on Thursday the results of the third round of the Syrian peace talks in Geneva."Not everything was resolved, not everything was agreed upon, but in general, we consider the meeting fruitful and meaningful," Lavrov said at a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen in Moscow.He urged Pedersen to step up efforts in repatriation of Syrians who want to return, saying it will help ease "the unbearable burden borne by the refugees host countries, primarily Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey".In turn, Pedersen joined Lavrov's assessments, saying he did not expect "mira…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). Netflix India's 'Bad Boy Billionaires' show on hold following court order. yenisafak.com The release of a Netflix series on four Indian tycoons facing fraud allegations has been put on hold following a state court order, two sources said on Thursday, in the latest legal tussle faced by the U.S. streaming giant in a key market.The "Bad Boy Billionaires: India" documentary series about liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy of the Sahara group, founder and former head of Satyam Computer Services Ramalinga Raju and jeweller Nirav Modi was set for release this week.The Araria district court in eastern Bihar state last week ordered a stay on its release after the Sahara group argued it would damage Roy's…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). UN calls for probe into rights violations in Kashmir. yenisafak.com The UN has again called on India to probe alleged cases of forced disappearance and mass graves in Jammu and Kashmir. In a letter this week addressed to the Indian government, at least nine UN rapporteurs also asked New Delhi to reconsider the closure of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in the disputed region."We urge [India]…and local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to undertake prompt, thorough and impartial investigations into all alleged enforced disappearances…and take measures to identify the remains in each of the thousands of unmarked graves," said the letter, which was posted to the governme…

Tom Goldtooth (2020-09-03). A Message to Senate Democrats: Tribal Lands Are Not Carbon Dumping Grounds. commondreams.org Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca Councilwoman, Ponca Nation of Oklahoma, speaking outside the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in California. (Photo: Christopher D. Cook) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-09-03). Facebook's Business Model Thrives on the Virality of Hate. counterpunch.org A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article, "Facebook's Hate-Speech Rules Collide With Indian Politics," has blown the lid off Facebook's unholy alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the right-wing ruling party in India. In the August 14 article, WSJ reporters Newley Purnell and Jeff Horwitz detail how Ankhi Das, Facebook's high-flying public policy director

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-02). Russiagate Or Impeachment, Bec ause Those Were False Things. indybay.org Caitlin Johnstone writes about the end of illusions. | "Peace is not everything, but without it, everything becomes nothing" (Willy Brandt). You can have peace or the US empire. You can't have both.

Staff (2020-09-02). Kenosha Journalist Quits over Coverage of Jacob Blake Protests, Citing Ignorance, Lack of Diversity. democracynow.org The mainstream media's role in perpetuating racism has come under increased scrutiny during the nationwide uprisings against injustice, leading to resignations and firings at news outlets across the country and calls for more diverse newsrooms. Daniel Thompson, the former digital editor at Kenosha News, says that's what led him to quit his job after his news outlet ran a misleading headline and article about a peaceful Jacob Blake protest that focused almost exclusively on one speaker's threat of violence. "Now more than ever for the media, it's important to try to give a full, accurate picture." says Thompson. "

Staff (2020-09-02). Headlines for September 2, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Refuses to Join Global Effort to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine, NIH Panel: No Evidence Convalescent Plasma Works Despite FDA Approval, Florida Cuts Ties to Quest Diagnostics over Delay in COVID-19 Tests, Faced with Possible Teacher Strike, NYC Delays Reopening Schools Until Sept. 21, Russia Surpasses 1 Million COVID Cases; India Becomes New Epicenter, Trump Travels to Kenosha But Never Says Name of Jacob Blake, Trump Spreads Conspiracy Theories About Biden, "Dark Shadows" & Thugs on Airplanes, Sheriff Deputies in L.A. Shoot Dead Black Bicyclist Stopped over Alleged Bike Violation, Over 50 Black Former Franchise O…

Staff (2020-09-02). The End of Oil? Pandemic Adds to Fossil Fuel Glut, But COVID-19 Relief Money Flows to Oil Industry. democracynow.org As the coronavirus pandemic contributes to a glut of fossil fuels, groups like Greenpeace are calling on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to ban fossil fuel interests from his campaign and administration, if he wins, even as he recently declared at a campaign stop that he "will not ban fracking." We discuss the politics of fossil fuels with reporter Antonia Juhasz, who says the end of oil could be near, and look at how the industry has profited from the COVID bailout. "The pandemic has taken essentially every weakness that already existed in the oil industry and then made each of them much, much worse,…

Tania Siddiqi (2020-09-02). India: Aftermath of racist, anti-immigrant laws' implementation. workers.org Students try to breach a police barricade in New Delhi during a December 2019 protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens. The Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens have increased tension and hostility among various communities in India. In particular, these racist and anti-immigrant . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2020-09-02). Postal worker leader Dimondstein says 'mass movements' are the key now. peoplesworld.org

Combined Sources (2020-09-02). China plans for a 'modern socialist' Tibet. peoplesworld.org Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for continued efforts to build a "new modern socialist" Tibet "that is united, prosperous, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful." Xi spoke at the two-day seventh Central Symposium on Tibet Work, which ended in Beijing on Aug. 29. Xi stressed efforts to ensure national security and enduring peace and stability, …

The Tricontinental (2020-09-02). Dossier no. 32: One hundred years of the communist movement in India. mronline.org Through their self-effacing work, the communists have galvanised hundreds of millions of people into action in order to bring about far-reaching changes in society.

A Guest Author (2020-09-02). Kenosha speaks: Keep it in the streets! workers.org By Adelana Akindes This article is an edited version of a talk by Adelana Akindes during the Aug. 30 United National Antiwar Coalition Webinar: "After the DNC & RNC — We Can't Breathe! Keep it in the Streets — Against Racism, Evictions and War." Akindes is a leader with the . . . |

RT (2020-09-02). Starbucks barista fired for making 'poisonous drink with BLEACH' & wishing a 'few dead cops' in TikTok VIDEO. rt.com An employee at an Indianapolis Starbucks has been given the pink slip after filming himself preparing a toxic "Blue Lives Matter" drink containing bleach, as well as what the worker joked was the "blood of innocent black men." | A video posted to TikTok this week shows a barista holding a plastic cup labeled "Blue Lives Matter," as the worker calmly narrates: "First, we're going to start with bleach all the way to the third line," he says, pouring liquid into the cup. The employee then adds ice — "because cops love ice," of course — before mixing in a thick red substance he dubs "a little blood of in…

Staff (2020-09-02). Markey beats back Kennedy while Trump spins conspiracy theories about Black Lives Matter and Antifa. therealnews.com Progressives protect a key Senate seat despite a Pelosi-backed challenge as Trump visits Kenosha despite being asked to stay away one week after a teenage supporter shot dead two protestors…

South Front (2020-09-02). Video: Israeli Missiles Target Iran-Hezbollah backed Forces in Southern Syria. globalresearch.ca Late on August 31, air defense forces of Syria were activated to repel Israeli missile strikes on the countryside of the Syrian capital of Damascus and the southern part of the country. According to reports, Israeli missiles targeted positions of …

Vanessa Beeley (2020-09-02). In Syria, White Helmets to be supplanted by trafficking cartel's members. thealtworld.com A journalist closely probing the criminal activities of so-called civil defense forces, known as the White Helmets that has been deployed to Syria by the West, says the group is to be ousted for members of a still Western-backed international cartel that makes money from human and organ trafficking. |

teleSUR (2020-09-02). Chile: The Senate Passes a Remarriage Law in Favor of Women. telesurenglish.net Chile Lower Chamber on Tuesday passed a bill that revokes a mandatory waiting term for divorced women to remarry. | RELATED: | "Good news for women and a big step in building a fairer Chile: Second Marriage is Law, will allow men and women to have the freedom to rebuild our lives without discrimination. We must end all anachronistic rules that affect women," Minister of Woman and Gender Equity Monica Zalaquett said. | The mo…

WSWS (2020-09-02). Second call-in meeting of the Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee attracts large audience across the US. wsws.org Educators and workers from New York, Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and many other states, as well as Britain, Germany, and South Korea participated in the meeting.

teleSUR (2020-09-02). AMLO Won't Raise Taxes Rather "Tighten Government's Belt" telesurenglish.net Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured on Wednesday that his government would not raise taxes in the 2021 budget plan to be presented before Congress on September 9. | RELATED: | Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a devastating effect on the economy, Obrador emphasized that to recover, other alternatives have to be found, but raising taxes or increasing the public debt is not an option. | AMLO reca…