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2021-09-17: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-17). Activists, anti-war groups slam trilateral security alliance AUKUS as anti-China move and a return to Cold War. peoplesdispatch.org China too slammed the move calling it an "extremely irresponsible" act which may lead to an arms race. It also said that the move reflects "Cold war mentality and ideological biases"

_____ (2021-09-17). Thousands Call For Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. popularresistance.org More than 2,000 academics from around the world signed an open letter calling for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, as the United Nations' 76th General Assembly kicks off its annual meeting. | Mobilizing meaningful action on climate change is one of the UN's top priorities this year, and it was just last month that UN Secretary General António Guterres said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report "must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels before they destroy our planet." | The hope many academics, researchers, and activists have is that an international agreement to prevent th…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-17). Lawyers, activists file petition seeking revocation of Israel's observer status at African Union. peoplesdispatch.org Israel was admitted to the African Union (AU) as an observer state in July this year, a decision that came as a shock to several member countries, given Israel's sustained and ongoing repression of the Palestinian people…

Juan Cole (2021-09-17). In Turning Point for US Media, Time Recognizes Palestinians Mohammed and Muna El-Kurd as among 100 "Most Influential" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In what may be a turning point for American media, Time magazine has chosen twin Palestinian activists from the endangered East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Mohammed and Muna el-Kurd, as among the 100 most influential people in 2021. "Through online‚ÄØposts and media appearances, sibling activists Mohammed (@m7mdkurd) and Muna …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-17). Activists denounce AUKUS alliance as a possible new Cold War and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the military pact signed between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States; the sanctions against the leaders of Guinea's military junta announced by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); the fines imposed against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in the US state of Minnesota for violating environmental laws; and the growing agribusiness sector in Brazil as deforestation in the Amazon reaches record levels.

WSWS (2021-09-17). Historian Woody Holton launches 1619 Project-inspired attack on the American Revolution. wsws.org The University of South Carolina historian holds that the American Revolution was launched to defend the institution of slavery against the British Empire.

Staff (2021-09-17). Mexico on the Bicentennial of Its Independence: Closer than Ever to Our America and Further Away from Empires. orinocotribune.com By Arleen Rodríguez Derivet — Sep 16, 2021 | Mexico is a lot more Mexico now. It does not mince words. Everything is big here. If a proof was needed, the celebration of the Grito de Dolores in the year of the Bicentennial was the proof. | Dazzling play of lights and fireworks lit the night before, in the central Zócalo square, brimming with pre-Hispanic images and symbols and also with figures of national heroes animated by video projection while all kinds of popular songs were heard, reflecting the various regions of the country. | There was not a spectator in the Plaza because of the COVID 19 epidemic, but…

Noam Chomsky (2021-09-17). Average People Still Have the Power to Stop Wars. zcomm.org Interview on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan won't change US imperialism, the many war crimes of George W. Bush, and why he still believes in average people's ability to push back against the war machine…

Karla Correa (2021-09-16). Pro-choice activist arrested at Manatee County Commission meeting. liberationnews.org On Sept. 14, activists gathered outside of the Manatee County Commission chambers to protest a county commission meeting where they would be discussing potential abortion restrictions similar to the Texas Heartbeat bill, which ban abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

_____ (2021-09-16). 2020 Sets 'Stark' Record For Murders Of Environmental Activists. popularresistance.org A record 227 activists working to protect environmental and land rights were murdered in 2020, says the latest in a series of annual reports from Global Witness. | "Almost a third of the murders were reportedly linked to resource exploitation—logging, mining, large-scale agribusiness, hydroelectric dams, and other infrastructure," writes BBC News in its coverage of the research. | Global Witness calculated that, since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, an average of four activists have been murdered every week. And "shocking" as that number is, Global Witness says an accelerating crackdow…

Rebecca Nathanson (2021-09-16). Life can be different: 10 years ago, Occupy Wall Street changed the world. zcomm.org The movement launched a generation of leftist activists —and gave them a vision of real change…

Staff (2021-09-16). Tlaib and Pressley File Bill to Force Fed to Divest Banks From Fossil Fuels. truthout.org The

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2021-09-16: News Headlines

Karla Correa (2021-09-16). Pro-choice activist arrested at Manatee County Commission meeting. liberationnews.org On Sept. 14, activists gathered outside of the Manatee County Commission chambers to protest a county commission meeting where they would be discussing potential abortion restrictions similar to the Texas Heartbeat bill, which ban abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Rebecca Nathanson (2021-09-16). Life can be different: 10 years ago, Occupy Wall Street changed the world. zcomm.org The movement launched a generation of leftist activists —and gave them a vision of real change…

_____ (2021-09-15). Charges Dropped Against Activists Who Fought For Justice For Elijah McClain. popularresistance.org The last remaining charges have been dropped against three activists in the US who were involved in organizing protests seeking justice for Elijah McClain. On September 13, Monday, John Kellner, the 18th Judicial District Attorney for the Arapahoe County in Colorado State, announced the dropping of all the 12 remaining charges against Joel Northam, Lillian House and Terrence Roberts, nearly a year after their arrest. Northam and House are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). | While the decision to withdraw all charges against House and Roberts was taken on Monday, the motion to clear Northam…

Judy Greenspan (2021-09-15). Soledad rally supports prisoner lawsuit against racist brutality. workers.org Soledad, Calif. Sept. 12 — Activists held a press conference and rally today outside Soledad Prison, California Training Facility (CTF) to support a legal complaint by prisoners inside. Prisoners filed the lawsuit to expose the racist "cell extraction" of 200 Black prisoners last July and the subsequent criminalization of the . . . |

Sam Francis (2021-09-15). Chicago protesters demand end to mass incarceration on 50th anniversary of Attica uprising. liberationnews.org Activists from organizations throughout Chicago used the event to uplift the names of those who have fallen victim to the criminal justice system.

Michael Kidder (2021-09-15). It Took a Village of Hippies: the Founding of Greenpeace. counterpunch.org A great deal has been written about the beginnings of Greenpeace. The running gag being that you can find a founder in every bar in Vancouver. I would posit: that is not far from the truth. Without the strength of the counterculture in Vancouver and the various communities of activists engaged in numerous causes coalescing

Steph Smith (2021-09-15). Louisville protest brings abortion rights fight to SCOTUS Justice Barrett, Sen. McConnell. liberationnews.org On September 12, activists in Louisville took to the streets to march in outraged response to the Texas SB 8 anti-abortion bill that went into effect on September 1.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). Activists in Tunisia reject calls by president to amend constitution. peoplesdispatch.org President Kais Saied had last week indicated his intent to bring changes to the 2014 constitution. This is months after he sacked the prime minister and suspended the parliament in what many called was a 'presidential coup' to wrest total power in the country…

_____ (2021-09-15). Climate Change Is the Symptom, Capitalism Is the Problem. commondreams.org "Newsom's victory belongs to the environmental activists and constituents who delivered their support when it mattered most," Alexandra Nagy, California director of Food & Water Watch, said in a statement. "Newsom must return that support to Californians in the midst of this climate crisis."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). Migrants in Mexico demand solution to migration and refugee crisis. peoplesdispatch.org For the past two days, Central American and Haitians migrants stranded in Mexico and migrant rights activists have been carrying out an indefinite hunger strike in the Tapachula municipality to demand authorities respect their rights…

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2021-09-15). Disorderly Retreat from Afghanistan: The U.S. Has Become an Overextended Military Empire Posing a Serious Threat to Its Long-term Security. globalresearch.ca

Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-15). News Corp Turns Climate Change Inactivist. dissidentvoice.org The faux Damascene converts have been doing the rounds in the Murdoch empire of late, stirring interest in matters green and attempting to shift, if ever so slightly, discussions on climate change. Known for being a stable of environmental vandals and fossil fuel standard bearers, News Corp has gone for a green turn of sorts. …

Patrick Mazza (2021-09-15). Though Cracks Appear, Empire Remains in the DNA of the U.S. counterpunch.org Again choppers land on an embassy roof to evacuate people in the face of an unexpectedly rapid enemy advance. The Kabul 2021 collapse, so reminiscent of Saigon 1975, has spurred speculation about the end of the U.S. empire. The lost U.S. war in Afghanistan seems a coup de grace, piled onto another lost war in Iraq,

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