Daily Archives: September 6, 2020

2020-09-06: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-09-06). US Activist and Friend to Venezuela Kevin Zeese Passes Away. telesurenglish.net U.S. lawyer, advocate, writer, activist-organizer and comrade, Kevin Zeese, passed away on Sunday morning. | RELATED: | Zeese, alongside his partner Margaret Flowers, was the Co-director of Popular Resistance, an online resource providing news and information, which brings together movements for peace and economic, racial and environmental justice. | He sat on the advisory board of Courage Foundation defending Julian Assange, Edward Snow…

_____ (2020-09-06). Activist Kevin Zeese Passes Away. popularresistance.org U.S. lawyer, advocate, writer, activist-organizer and comrade, Kevin Zeese, passed away on Sunday morning. | Zeese, alongside his partner Margaret Flowers, was the Co-director of Popular Resistance, an online resource providing news and information, which brings together movements for peace and economic, racial and environmental justice. | He sat on the advisory board of Courage Foundation defending Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Jeremy Hammond, Chelsea Manning and other whistleblowers, where he stood up for dissidents and journalists.

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Venezuela to Inaugurate Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace. telesurenglish.net Venezuela will virtually inaugurate Saturday the Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among the Peoples which seeks to promote the work of Latin American Liberator, Simon Bolivar. | RELATED: | The Institute's main objective is to gather international support with the Bolivarian Revolution in the face of constant threats by the government of the U.S. President Donald Trump. | According to the Institute's offic…

_____ (2020-09-06). Kevin Zeese: A Giant In The World Of Activism. popularresistance.org The Hawkins/Walker campaign is very sad to report that our Press Secretary, comrade-in-arms and brother, Kevin Zeese, passed away last night. He was 64 years old. | "I lost a friend. All of us lost a prolific, tireless, and principled advocate and activist for peace and justice. My condolences go out to his partner, Margaret Flowers, also a committed activist, his family, and the many people whose lives were enriched by Kevin and his work," Howie Hawkins said. | Kevin was a giant in the world of activism, from peace and justice to cannabis legalization to healthcare to independent politics.

South Front (2020-09-06). Video: Idlib Question and Prospects of New Syrian-Turkish Confrontation. globalresearch.ca The southern part of Greater Idlib remains the main point of instability in Syria. The military situation, which had temporarily stabilized after the end of the Turkish attack on the Syrian Army codenamed "Operation Spring Shield", is once again deteriorating. …

teleSUR (2020-09-06). NYC West Indian Day & London's Notting Hill Carnival Go Virtual. telesurenglish.net Caribbean carnival has gone online this year as cities around the globe find ways to hold the annual festivities amid coronavirus restrictions. | RELATED: | New York City's West Indian American Day Parade joins the ranks of those activities whose sights and sounds will be virtual this time around. | For decades, NYC's celebrations–one of the largest showcasing Caribbean culture outside of the Caribbean–has featu…

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-09-06). Worsening epidemic and a sinking economy: Modi's mid-year balance sheet. peoplesdispatch.org Having surrendered before the epidemic, India's Narendra Modi govt. is hoping that the economy will bail it out. Unfortunately, we are likely to face the worst of both: a worsening epidemic and an economy that continues to shrink…

Alexis Goldstein (2020-09-06). Eviction Moratorium Delays Crisis Until January, When Tenants Will Owe Back Rent. zcomm.org Unless Congress or the Trump administration takes further action, millions may be spending New Year's Day being kicked out of their homes…

Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County (2020-09-06). Saturday 9/12: Suds, Snacks, and Socialism – BYO – Elections 2020, Part 1. indybay.org This is a virtual event.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Military coop. with Iran bears good impact on regional peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Military and defense cooperation between Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan has a positive impact on the spread of peace and stability in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). US uninvited intruder in region, Syria: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — The Spokesperson for the Iranian Mission to the UN said that Iran's role in Syria is merely to help the Syrian people and their government to fight terrorism and restore stability and security.

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Turkey starts 'Mediterranean Storm' military drills in Northern Cyprus. yenisafak.com Oktay wished success to the nations' soldiers, the guarantors of peace in the Mediterranean Sea. | Tensions have been running high for weeks in the region, as Greece has disputed Turkey's energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.Turkey — the country with the longest coastline on the Mediterranean — has sent out drill ships to explore for energy on its continental shelf, asserting the rights of Turkey and the TRNC in the region. It has consistently opposed Greece's efforts to declare an exclusive economic zone based on small islands near Turkish shores, trying to hem in Turkish maritime territor…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). Turkey 'neutralizes' 91 PKK/YPG terrorists in 10 days. yenisafak.com At least 91 PKK/YPG terrorists were "neutralized" in Iraq and Syria over the last 10 days, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Sunday.In a statement, the ministry said that the Turkish armed forces neutralized 16 PKK/YPG terrorists in Iraq and Syria over the last 24 hours."Thus, in the last ten days, 91 PKK/YPG terrorists have been neutralized," it added.Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the…

yenisafak (2020-09-06). 'No peace until Kashmiris' rights are fulfilled'. yenisafak.com Peace that is not based on the principle that governments derive all their just power from the governed can never — and should never — last, speakers said at a webinar on the Kashmir issue on Friday."According to the additional protocols of the Geneva Conventions, which relate to people fighting colonial domination, alien occupation, and racist regimes for their right to self-determination, Kashmir is an international armed conflict," said Mohammad Mushtaq Ahmad, director general of the Pakistan-based Shari'ah Academy.The virtual conference, titled International Armed Conflict and Kashmir, was hosted…

Nancy J. Altman (2020-09-06). This Labor Day, Social Security's Future Hangs in the Balance. commondreams.org "Just as justice delayed is justice denied, delaying Social Security's dedicated revenue is the foolproof way to deny Social Security benefits," writes Altman. "Denying those benefits would provide Trump and his allies in Congress enough leverage to force whatever concessions they choose to extract." (Image: iStock/via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

A Guest Author (2020-09-05). Voice from Kenosha: Electoral politics is not nearly enough. workers.org By Omar Flores This article is an edited version of a talk by Omar Flores during the Aug. 30 UNAC Webinar: "After the DNC & RNC — We Can't Breathe! Keep it in the Streets — Against Racism, Evictions and War." Flores is with the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racism and . . . |

Mike Walter (2020-09-05). The Heat: Global food security. america.cgtn.com President Xi tells the Chinese people to clean their plates in an effort to reduce food waste. Plus, we take a look at how India and countries in Africa are dealing with threats to food security.

teleSUR (2020-09-05). India Surpasses Four Million COVID-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net India's Health Ministry Saturday informed that the country broke the barrier of four million COVID-19 infections by totaling 4,023,179 cases of coronavirus. | RELATED: | The Asian country recorded 86,432 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of daily cases recorded in any country since the beginning of the pandemic. | Regarding to the number of deaths, the latest data show that the country has 69,…

Tim Anderson (2020-09-05). The Collaborator's Reward: the UAE, from Syria to Israel. thealtworld.com What do Panama's Manuel Noriega, Iraq's Saddam Hussein and the UAE's Mohamad Bin Zayed (MBZ) all have in common? They dreamed that their collaboration with the imperial power would allow them the freedom to pursue their own ambitions. | Very wrong. Once Noriega was employed by the CIA to betray compatriot nationalists and to be used as a tool against independent Cuba and Nicaragua, imperialism owned him. Once Saddam was armed (including with poison gas) by NATO countries to attack Revolutionary Iran and slaughter dissident Iraqis, imperialism owned him. And once MBZ collaborated with Mossad against the Palestinia…

_____ (2020-09-05). Over 100 Protesters, Legal Observers To Sue NYPD Over Violent Arrests. popularresistance.org More than 100 protesters and legal observers trapped by police in the NYPD's violent ambush of a peaceful march in the Bronx earlier this summer are now planning to sue the city, after Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to discipline any of the officers involved in the mass arrest. | At least 107 people have filed notices of claim with the city indicating their intent to sue over the police department's actions in Mott Haven on June 4th, Gothamist has learned. The bulk of the notices were delivered this week, which marked 90 days since the night of the incident, the cutoff for initiating legal action.

WSWS (2020-09-05). India-China border tensions flare anew, posing threat of catastrophic military conflict. wsws.org India's increasingly aggressive stance against China is being stoked by Washington.

_____ (2020-09-05). Why There Should Be A Pivot To Peace, Not War, With China. popularresistance.org A new international peace movement is being launched that opposes the new US military doctrine that is preparing this country for "major power conflict" with China. The doctrine of "major power conflict" will become a self-fulfilling prophecy unless the American people act to put the brakes on a doctrine/policy that is escalating global tensions, accelerating a new nuclear arms race, and eliminating accepted international arms treaties. While the Pentagon pivots toward preparations for major power conflict in Asia the non-stop demonization of China by the government and mainstream media has replaced an informed d…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-05). Commemorating the legacy of slain Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh. peoplesdispatch.org On the anniversary of Gauri Lankesh's assassination by religious extremists in India, her sister Kavitha Lankesh talks about the progress of the court case on her murder; the state of Indian media today, and the legacy of her sister and father as fearless journalists.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-05). Ândia implode a própria Nova Rota da Seda. globalresearch.ca Houve época em que a Ândia vendia orgulhosamente a noàßà£o de que estabelecia uma Nova Rota da Seda só dela — a qual, partindo do Golfo de Om࣠para a intersecàßà£o da àÅsia Central e do Sul, permitiria acesso de …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-05). On third anniversary of Gauri Lankesh's assassination, Indian organizations vow to continue struggle. peoplesdispatch.org September 5 marks three years since progressive journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was assassinated in front of her house. A Hindu right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha is suspected to have carried out the murder…

WSWS (2020-09-05). Washington DC's mayor and Trump trade authoritarian demands in crackdown on peaceful protesters. wsws.org The office of Washington, DC's Democratic mayor has been upbraided by the federal prosecutor's office for trying to "skirt constitutional protections and due process."

Patralekha Chatterjee (2020-09-05). [World Report] Is India missing COVID-19 deaths? thelancet.com Experts have questioned shortcomings and lack of clarity in vital registration, testing practices, and classification of COVID-19 deaths. Patralekha Chatterjee reports from New Delhi.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). US unilateralism, hegemony violating world peace, justice. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — Criticizing the western countries' approach to peace and justice, a member of the Islamic World Peace Forum called on the pro-multilateralism countries to stand up against US unilateral and hegemonic moves.

sputniknews (2020-09-05). Got It All Figured Out For Us, Didn't You? US Says Iran Must Withdraw From Syria, Russia Can Stay. sputniknews.com Washington has maintained its deployment of troops in the Arab Republic despite having no legal grounds for it as per international law. The US has been ignoring criticism from Damascus and Moscow, which condemned both the illegal deployment and the White House's "stealing" of the country's resources.

sputniknews (2020-09-05). Militants Shell Settlements in Syria's Latakia, Aleppo Provinces, Russian Military Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham* terrorist group shelled settlements in the Syrian provinces of Latakia and Aleppo, the deputy head of the Russian Defence Ministry's Centre for Syrian Reconciliation, Rear Admiral Alexander Grinkevich, said on Saturday.

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-04). Is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) (US, Australia, India, Japan) Intent on 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 …

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 …

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.

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 . . . |

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, …

WSWS (2020-09-04). India: Death toll from Kerala landslide rises to 65. wsws.org While heavy rain was blamed for the disaster, government authorities failed to provide the region with the necessary basic public infrastructure.

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.

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.

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.

_____ (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…

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…

sputniknews (2020-09-04). Trump Says Willing to Use $300 Billion of Unspent Money for COVID-19 Stimulus. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump said he wants to release an unspent $300 billion to use for coronavirus financial relief if Congress approves the plan.

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…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-04). Armed With AR-15, QAnon-Believing GOP Candidate Threatens 'Offense' Against Progressive Squad. commondreams.org The Democratic congressional candidate running in Georgia's 14th district against Marjorie Taylor Greene, a far-right proponent of the QAnon conspiracy theory, raised alarm Thursday after Greene suggested Republicans "go on the offense" against progressives in Congress. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-09-04). Not 'Under My Watch' Claims Trump After Pentagon Push to Destroy Stars and Stripes Happened… Under His Watch. commondreams.org The slashing of the newspaper's funding, noted one journalist, "was proposed earlier this year in Trump's own budget request to Congress." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…