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2021-09-23: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-23). US and Australia signed a nuclear arms deal, simple as that. asiatimes.com On September 15, the heads of government of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States announced the formation of AUKUS, "a new enhanced trilateral security partnership" among these three countries. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined US President Joe Biden to "preserve security and stability in the Indo-Pacific," …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-23). President Maduro at 76th UN General Assembly: 'The World Needs a New UN'. orinocotribune.com President Nicolás Maduro, in his speech at the 76th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), condemned the fierce campaign against Venezuela unleashed by the elites that govern the United States, in complicity with power groups in Europe and other governments. | In this regard, he denounced the attack against Venezuela's right to buy what it needs and the right to sell what it produces, like the great oil and mineral resources that exist in the Venezuelan territory. | "Venezuela denounces a permanent and systematic aggression through cruel economic, financial and oil sanctions, through a persec…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-23). Victoria Nuland commends Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US Under Secretary of State thanks Azerbaijan for helping to evacuate people from Afghanistan The US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland thanked Azerbaijan for its support to the US in evacuating its citizens from Afghanistan… Nuland also noted that she was glad to meet with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov. …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-23). Baltic: multinational NATO warplane drills send message to Russia, Kaliningrad, Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ramstein Alloy 21-3 Trains Allies and Partners for Missions Above the Baltic Sea On September 21 and 22, the third Ramstein Alloy exercise this year saw Allied and Partner air forces come together to conduct live-fly training in the Baltic States and…airspace over the Baltic Sea. This iteration of the Ramstein Alloy exercise series was …

Staff (2021-09-23). Take Action for Georges Abdallah: Host a screening of "Fedayin," the new film about his life in struggle. samidoun.net On 23 October 2021, the national march and rally will gather outside Lannemezan prison in France once again, to demand the release of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, the longest-held political prisoner in Europe. In the month prior to the march — which marks the 37th anniversary of Abdallah's arrest — please join in and organize actions […] | The article

Staff (2021-09-23). United States of War: How AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Deal Could Inflame Tension, Provoke War with China. democracynow.org Criticism is growing of AUKUS, a new trilateral military partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States that the countries say is needed to counter China's growing power in the Indo-Pacific region. As part of the agreement, the U.S. has agreed to help Australia build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, replacing a previous deal Australia had with France. China has denounced the deal, saying the countries are "severely damaging regional peace and stability, intensifying an arms race, and damaging international nuclear non-proliferation efforts." Anthropologist David Vine, who tracks U.S…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-23). France Could "Cozy Up" With Russia Following Nuclear Submarine Debacle: National Interest. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | France could forge closer bonds with Russia in many fields, according to MSM outlet The National Interest is a premier outlet for all sorts of ridiculous and biased stories based, and this one is of little surprise. | France may move towards rapprochement with Russia after the creation of a new defense partnership AUKUS and the termination of a major contract for…

WSWS (2021-09-23). What can be expected from a red-green federal government in Germany? wsws.org Like the Left Party, the SPD and the Greens have ensured that an unprecedented redistribution of wealth from the bottom upwards has taken place during the coronavirus pandemic.

Victor Grossman (2021-09-23). Germany's Who With Whom Elections. counterpunch.org In German elections — like the coming ones, as always on a Sunday — all you have to do is present the registration paper mailed to every citizen, then make crosses on a paper ballot. No trouble with the boss, no missing work, long lines or quarrels about fraud or discrimination. It sounds easy. But those ballots

International Alliance of Physicians, Medical Scientists (2021-09-23). Physicians Declaration: Global COVID Summit in Rome, Italy. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-23). Transdniester caught in pincer between Romania and Ukraine with Russian troops stuck in the middle. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Try to imagine a small fish, Transdniester, swallowed by a large fish, Moldova, which in turn is swallowed by a larger fish Romania, resting in the belly of a whale, NATO. Transnistria leader speaks in favor of maintaining Russian peacekeeping mission The leader of the unrecognized republic of Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, believes the peacekeeping mission …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Listener mailbag — COVID-19 questions answered. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Dr. Poland discusses the mu variant, understanding breakthrough infections and the importance of flu vaccinations this fall. "The symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of influenza overlap so much that it can be hard to distinguish one from another," says Dr. Poland. What…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-23). Turkey deploys thousands more troops to Syria ahead of talks with Russia, Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Putin and Peskov would never hold a minor peccadillo like that against their strategic ally. Turkish military sends more troops to NW Syria ahead of meeting Turkey's military has dispatched thousands of additional troops to opposition-held northwestern Syria ahead of a critical meeting with Russian and Iranian leaders next week, a report said Thursday. …Turkey, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-23). Ukrainian press boasts of 54% support for continued "war with Russia" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Survey: 54% of Ukrainians oppose compromises with CADLR, 43% believe in return of Crimea Almost 81% of Ukrainians consider that the armed conflict with Russia is ongoing in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and 54% are convinced that Ukraine must not make any compromises to stop the conflict. According to the survey, 80.7% of respondents answered …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-23). Military Situation In Syria On September 23, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 23, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 26 times: 11 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 1 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On September 23, a car bomb explosion was reported in the city of Afrin | On September 23, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Tadel area | On September 22, an Israeli drone reportedly was shot down by SAA air defens…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-23). More Towns Join Reconciliation Process In Western Daraa (Photos). southfront.org Syrian soldiers in Tel Rifaat city, Illustrative image | More towns in the western countryside of Daraa in southern Syria have reportedly joined the Russian-sponsored reconciliation process. | On September 23, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the town of Dael under a reconciliation agreement that was accepted by the town's local leaders. As usual, a unit of the Russian Military Police accompanied the SAA. | Dozens of gunmen in Dael have already handed over their weapons and joined the reconciliation process as…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-23). Russian PMC Wagner Refused To Support Notorious African Dictator. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Equatorial Guinea's authorities have apparently believed all the rumors and reports about Russian mercenaries active in various locations around Africa and has decided it needed some PMCs for itself. | Reportedly, the country's Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mange made a secret visit to Moscow. There, the VP, who is also the President's son, tried to conclude agreements for PMCs' help in ensuring security in the country. It turned out that cooperation would imply the p…

sputniknews (2021-09-23). US Sanctions Suffocating Syrian People, International Community Must Act, Foreign Minister Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Syrian President Bashar Assad earlier said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that sanctions against the Syrian people are anti-human, anti-state, and illegitimate.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-23). Biden: new era of diplomacy, no new Cold War…except when it comes to Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21, 2021: "And as we close this period of relentless war, we're opening a new era of relentless diplomacy….[W]e are not seeking a new Cold War or a world divided into rigid blocs." Though he coupled those vaporous bromides with: "We have reaffirmed our sacred NATO …

Anonymous669 (2021-09-23). Russian Warplanes Continue To Hammer Greater Idlib As Tensions Rise With Turkey (Video, Photos). southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft before departing for its permanent base in Russia from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik | Russian warplanes continue to hammer the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where Turkey maintains a large force. | Late on September 22, four Russian airstrikes hit the outskirts of the town of Benin in the southern countryside of Idlib. The airstrikes targeted frontline positions of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greate…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-23). UN: Zelensky appeals to NATO chief for release of Ukrainians held in "occupied territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian president, NATO secretary general meet in New York Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to facilitate the release of Ukrainians illegally held in the temporarily occupied territories and in Russia. **** "Volodymyr Zelensky asked Jens Stoltenberg to facilitate the release of almost 450 Ukrainians who are illegally in …

W. T. Whitney (2021-09-23). Cuban and Mexican Presidents Strengthen Solidarity in Remarkable Display. counterpunch.org The independence of Mexico and of Cuba, got a big hearing in Mexico City on September 16. On that day in 1810, in Dolores, Mexico, Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo called upon parishioners to join him in rebelling against Spain's viceregal government. Mexico finally gained independence in 1821. Every year, at 11 PM on September 15,

South Front (2021-09-23). Video: Kiev Targets Civilians in Eastern Ukraine as Punishment for Crimea Election. globalresearch.ca

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-09-22). U.S. Militarism's Toxic Impact on Climate Policy. dissidentvoice.org LONDON, ENGLAND: Protesters hold signs at the YouthStrike4Climate student march on April 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. Students are protesting across the UK due to the lack of government action to combat climate change. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) President Biden addressed the UN General Assembly on September 21 with a warning that the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Latest triumphalist tirade from NATO partner Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The beginning of the Patriotic War went down in history as the road to the Great Victory "…Today, the Azerbaijani Army is dealing crushing blows to the enemy on Azerbaijani soil….What does an Armenian soldier do in our land?! What is the Armenian army doing in our land?!…" These thoughts are from the historical address …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Nuland meets with Azerbaijani FM to "discuss regional and international security issues" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan, US discuss regional and international security issues Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov within the framework of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly met with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland…. **** The sides exchanged views on regional and international security issues. Nuland highly appreciated cooperation with Azerbaijan in …

Staff (2021-09-22). Venezuela Denounces Colombia's Violation of Airspace & Biden Impugns Venezuela, Cuba & Belarus at UN. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, September 21, Venezuela's Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) denounced the illegal entry into Venezuelan airspace of a remotely manned Hermes drone belonging to the Colombian Air Force. | Through a statement, the FANB indicated that the infraction was recorded on Monday, September 20, at 4: 48 p.m., when the aircraft in question was detected flying over the territory of Jesús María Semprúm municipality, in the state of Zulia, by the scanning systems of the Comprehensive Aerospace Defense Command of Venezuela. | The FANB assured that this action constitutes a threat to the security of the nation,…

Sam Macdonald (2021-09-22). Learning from Cambodia's COVID-19 Response. fpif.org From Europe to the Asia-Pacific, what looked like light at the end of the tunnel earlier this year has given way to rising infections and an uptick in mortality rates as the highly infectious Delta strain has taken hold. Countries that appeared to be controlling the virus are now scrambling to limit the spread as a new wave overwhelms already strained health care systems. | But one country appears to be bucking the global trend. The Kingdom of Cambodia is pushing back against the COVID-19 fourth wave and is seemingly on the brink of an economic turnaround to near pre-pandemic levels. Despite a per-capita GDP of o…

scorinoco (2021-09-22). European Union: Servile to Their Masters. orinocotribune.com Statement by the Cuba Support Group Ireland after the European Parliament adopted new resolution against Cuba, following Washington's anti-Cuba policy. | The United States, frustrated at not having obtained results on July 11, in its plans to promote a popular anti-revolution movement in Cuba, when they prepared a strong propaganda machine through social networks with the aspiration of repeating their experience in Ukraine. | Faced with this defeat, they undertook the task of increasing their well-worn crusade of "lack of freedom" and "human rights violations" on the Island, with the employment of their lackeys i…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Large majority of Europeans believe in new Cold War with Russia, China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Majority of Europeans believe in new cold war with Russia, China: Survey The majority of European citizens believe that a new cold war is going on with Russia and China, a new study revealed on Wednesday. According to the survey of the pan-European think tank European Council on Foreign Relations, 62% of Europeans feel that …

Editor2 (2021-09-22). Guinea: Bauxite, Coups and AFRICOM. orinocotribune.com By Rosa Moro — Sep 18, 2021 | In the last 13 years, all the military coup leaders in Africa have been trained and instructed by AFRICOM. And this has very little to do with constitutional order or democracy. | The Republic of Guinea, French Guinea, or Guinea Conakry (to distinguish it from Guinea Bissau, a former Portuguese colony, and Equatorial Guinea, a former Spanish colony) is proud to be the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from France, in 1958. The father of the nation, Ahmed Sékou Touré, organized a referendum in response to General de Gaulle's proposal to integrate all his colo…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-22). AUKUS-Poetic Justice For France In Light Of How It Dealt With Libya, Russia And Syria. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Simon Chege Ndiritu. | Introduction: | Over the last week, international news has been dominated by intense diplomatic gymnastics done by France in response to AUKUS. France has withdrawn from significant commemorations with the UK and recalled diplomats from the US and Australia. Simultaneously, the French foreign minister, Jean-Yves le Drain delivered scathing statement, decrying US-UK behavior, going as far as likening Biden's behavior to Trumps'. | That was surely scornful for Biden, who was elected for acting more urbane as compared to Trump. Another point that is hard…

WSWS (2021-09-22). IG Metall union agrees to cut 2,600 jobs at Siemens Energy in Germany. wsws.org Although the Siemens workforce demonstrated their willingness to fight through numerous demonstrations, IG Metall and the works councils never intended to wage a fight to defend jobs.

_____ (2021-09-22). The First World War, Cecile Rhodes & Anglo-Saxon Power. strategic-culture.org David William Pear says the era in which the British Empire set out to destroy Germany in 1902 — leading the way to World War I — is frighteningly similar to that of today's U.S. hostility to the rising of China and Russia. | In the wake of the new U.S.-U.K.-Australia defense pact, driven by the

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-22). US deportations of Haitian migrants could violate international law and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border where thousands of Haitian migrants continue to be stranded; protests by Herero and Nama peoples in Namibia ahead of a parliamentary vote on Germany's $1 billion deal in recognition of the 1904-1908 genocide; a ruling by Pakistan's Supreme Court ordering the resettlement of families affected by encroachment drives in the city of Karachi; and Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech in the 76th UN General Assembly.

_____ (2021-09-22). NY Times Advises China On Covid-19: Abandon Success, Try Failure. popularresistance.org The recent outbreak of the Delta variant in China "shows that its strategy no longer fits. It is time for China to change tack." | So declared a lead essay atop the New York Times Opinion/Editorial section on Sept. 7 by Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. | The Delta outbreak that "changed the game" in Huang's words emerged after an outbreak at Nanjing international airport in July traced to a flight from Russia. Did this outbreak change anything in fact? | Let's do the numbers. | Let's do something that Huang did not; let's look at the numbers from July 1 until Sept. 7 the date o…

Ann Brown (2021-09-22). US Government Says Crypto Exchange SUEX Is Associated With Scammers And Hackers, Announces Sanctions. moguldom.com The U.S. Treasury announced on Tuesday that it will impose sanctions against the Russian cryptocurrency exchange SUEX for its alleged role in laundering ransoms for cyberattacks — the first such action against a virtual currency exchange, and one that was executed with the help of the FBI. SUEX is based in the Czech Republic …

Prof. Anatol Lieven (2021-09-22). Congress Wants to Put Even More Troops in Russia's Backyard. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-09-22). Kalashnikov Developing Brand-New Neural Network-Controlled Assault Rifle. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image | Russia is developing a new assault rifle that will use a neural network AI, Sergei Urzhumtsev, chief designer of the Kalashnikov Concern JSC, said."We have already created individual elements of the system. We have demonstrated them for the first time, including to the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, as part of a closed display at the Army-2021 international military-technical forum, which was recently held in Kubinka," he said. | These are systems wi…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-22). Greater Idlib: New Wave Of Russian Airstrikes Killed Or Wounded Several HTS Militants (Videos, Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti | On September 22, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out at least nine airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The Russian airstrikes targeted positions of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the outskirts of the town of Kansafra in the southern countryside of Idlib. The terrorist group is the de-facto ruler of the region. | According…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman predicts imminent demise of NATO — again. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zakharova makes comments to that effect on an almost weekly basis. NATO is a toothless and fangless paper tiger, an amusing, archaic relic of the Cold War, a bumbling, stumbling, mumbling gaggle of ineffectual and mutually antagonistic states and so forth. One that, a fact she conveniently ignores, has nevertheless somehow contrived to ring Russia …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Stockholm: U.S. Marines lead war games targeting Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. and Swedish Marines Conduct Maritime Exercise in Stockholm Archipelago The third iteration of Exercise Archipelago Endeavor, a bilateral, infantry and maneuver-centric exercise, continues Sept. 20 on Naval Base Berga in Sweden providing the venue to work side-by-side with partners enhancing the ability to work together in real-world operations. The exercise focuses on the exchange …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-09-22). US militarism's toxic impact on climate policy. nationofchange.org That will require the United States to seriously reduce the military budget and commit to peaceful, practical diplomacy with China and Russia.

sputniknews (2021-09-22). Number of People Injured in Russia's Perm University Shooting Climbs to 43, Health Ministry Says. sputniknews.com

Anonymous103 (2021-09-22). BBC Submarine Drama Is The Anti-Russian Propaganda Machine In Action. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. | The scene: a British nuclear submarine. A detective has been sent to investigate the death of a sailor. When she asks the Naval Commander why there needs to be so much secrecy, as Britain is not at war, he responds 'That is an illusion. We have always been at war'. | The series, entitled '

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-22). Russian communists allege widespread rigging in legislative elections. peoplesdispatch.org Leftist sections alleged blatant manipulation of the electronic voting system, following last-minute victories for candidates from the incumbent United Russia party in most of the parliamentary constituencies falling in the city of Moscow…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Video: Practicing for war with Russia in the Black Sea region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Video: 24 Hours Exercise Steadfast Defender 2021 was a large-scale NATO exercise, designed to ensure that NATO forces are trained, able to operate together and ready to respond to any threat from any direction. With over 9,000 participants from more than 20 NATO Allies and partners, the exercise tested NATO's ability to deploy large numbers …

Anonymous669 (2021-09-22). Casualties Reported After Failed Turkish Attack In Northeastern Syria (Video). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On September 22, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that its fighters had repelled an attack by the Turkish military and its proxies in northeastern Syria. | The attack, which took place in the early morning hours, targeted the village of al-Dibs in the northern countryside of Raqqa. | "Armed factions loyal to Turkey and their tanks attacked at exactly 03: 45 am today, Wednesday, the village of al-Dibs and the M4 international highway … SDF forces repelled the attack, killing…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Grateful: Blinken says NATO allies U.S., Turkey work together on Afghanistan, Caucasus, Syria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey, US to work on Afghanistan, Caucasus Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu and Secretary of State Antony Blinken met for a one-hour meeting in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting late Sept. 21. "We're so grateful to Turkey for its very strong partnership in Afghanistan and the work that we continue …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Pentagon completes NATO exercise held in Turkey for first time. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US Army's Dynamic Front 21 Phase 2 wraps up in Turkey Dynamic Front 21 came to close Sept. 20, as the last of the Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard began packing their gear and getting ready for the trip back to the U.S. from the Polatli Training Area in Turkey, that served as …

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2021-09-22: News Headlines

Danny Haiphong (2021-09-22). The revenge of white colonialism motivates the AUKUS alliance against China. mronline.org The United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have formed an alliance called "AUKUS" to create, in the words of Australia PM Scott Morrison, "a partnership where our technology, our scientists, our industry, our defense forces are all working together to deliver a safer and more secure region that ultimately benefits all."

Anonymous103 (2021-09-22). AUKUS-Poetic Justice For France In Light Of How It Dealt With Libya, Russia And Syria. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Simon Chege Ndiritu. | Introduction: | Over the last week, international news has been dominated by intense diplomatic gymnastics done by France in response to AUKUS. France has withdrawn from significant commemorations with the UK and recalled diplomats from the US and Australia. Simultaneously, the French foreign minister, Jean-Yves le Drain delivered scathing statement, decrying US-UK behavior, going as far as likening Biden's behavior to Trumps'. | That was surely scornful for Biden, who was elected for acting more urbane as compared to Trump. Another point that is hard…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Latest triumphalist tirade from NATO partner Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The beginning of the Patriotic War went down in history as the road to the Great Victory "…Today, the Azerbaijani Army is dealing crushing blows to the enemy on Azerbaijani soil….What does an Armenian soldier do in our land?! What is the Armenian army doing in our land?!…" These thoughts are from the historical address …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Nuland meets with Azerbaijani FM to "discuss regional and international security issues" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan, US discuss regional and international security issues Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov within the framework of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly met with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland…. **** The sides exchanged views on regional and international security issues. Nuland highly appreciated cooperation with Azerbaijan in …

Staff (2021-09-22). Venezuela Denounces Colombia's Violation of Airspace & Biden Impugns Venezuela, Cuba & Belarus at UN. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, September 21, Venezuela's Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) denounced the illegal entry into Venezuelan airspace of a remotely manned Hermes drone belonging to the Colombian Air Force. | Through a statement, the FANB indicated that the infraction was recorded on Monday, September 20, at 4: 48 p.m., when the aircraft in question was detected flying over the territory of Jesús María Semprúm municipality, in the state of Zulia, by the scanning systems of the Comprehensive Aerospace Defense Command of Venezuela. | The FANB assured that this action constitutes a threat to the security of the nation,…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Large majority of Europeans believe in new Cold War with Russia, China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Majority of Europeans believe in new cold war with Russia, China: Survey The majority of European citizens believe that a new cold war is going on with Russia and China, a new study revealed on Wednesday. According to the survey of the pan-European think tank European Council on Foreign Relations, 62% of Europeans feel that …

Sam Macdonald (2021-09-22). Learning from Cambodia's COVID-19 Response. fpif.org From Europe to the Asia-Pacific, what looked like light at the end of the tunnel earlier this year has given way to rising infections and an uptick in mortality rates as the highly infectious Delta strain has taken hold. Countries that appeared to be controlling the virus are now scrambling to limit the spread as a new wave overwhelms already strained health care systems. | But one country appears to be bucking the global trend. The Kingdom of Cambodia is pushing back against the COVID-19 fourth wave and is seemingly on the brink of an economic turnaround to near pre-pandemic levels. Despite a per-capita GDP of o…

scorinoco (2021-09-22). European Union: Servile to Their Masters. orinocotribune.com Statement by the Cuba Support Group Ireland after the European Parliament adopted new resolution against Cuba, following Washington's anti-Cuba policy. | The United States, frustrated at not having obtained results on July 11, in its plans to promote a popular anti-revolution movement in Cuba, when they prepared a strong propaganda machine through social networks with the aspiration of repeating their experience in Ukraine. | Faced with this defeat, they undertook the task of increasing their well-worn crusade of "lack of freedom" and "human rights violations" on the Island, with the employment of their lackeys i…

Editor2 (2021-09-22). Guinea: Bauxite, Coups and AFRICOM. orinocotribune.com By Rosa Moro — Sep 18, 2021 | In the last 13 years, all the military coup leaders in Africa have been trained and instructed by AFRICOM. And this has very little to do with constitutional order or democracy. | The Republic of Guinea, French Guinea, or Guinea Conakry (to distinguish it from Guinea Bissau, a former Portuguese colony, and Equatorial Guinea, a former Spanish colony) is proud to be the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from France, in 1958. The father of the nation, Ahmed Sékou Touré, organized a referendum in response to General de Gaulle's proposal to integrate all his colo…

WSWS (2021-09-22). IG Metall union agrees to cut 2,600 jobs at Siemens Energy in Germany. wsws.org Although the Siemens workforce demonstrated their willingness to fight through numerous demonstrations, IG Metall and the works councils never intended to wage a fight to defend jobs.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-22). US deportations of Haitian migrants could violate international law and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border where thousands of Haitian migrants continue to be stranded; protests by Herero and Nama peoples in Namibia ahead of a parliamentary vote on Germany's $1 billion deal in recognition of the 1904-1908 genocide; a ruling by Pakistan's Supreme Court ordering the resettlement of families affected by encroachment drives in the city of Karachi; and Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech in the 76th UN General Assembly.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Listener mailbag — COVID-19 questions answered. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Dr. Poland discusses the mu variant, understanding breakthrough infections and the importance of flu vaccinations this fall. "The symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of influenza overlap so much that it can be hard to distinguish one from another," says Dr. Poland. What…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-22). Russian communists allege widespread rigging in legislative elections. peoplesdispatch.org Leftist sections alleged blatant manipulation of the electronic voting system, following last-minute victories for candidates from the incumbent United Russia party in most of the parliamentary constituencies falling in the city of Moscow…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Video: Practicing for war with Russia in the Black Sea region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Video: 24 Hours Exercise Steadfast Defender 2021 was a large-scale NATO exercise, designed to ensure that NATO forces are trained, able to operate together and ready to respond to any threat from any direction. With over 9,000 participants from more than 20 NATO Allies and partners, the exercise tested NATO's ability to deploy large numbers …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman predicts imminent demise of NATO — again. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zakharova makes comments to that effect on an almost weekly basis. NATO is a toothless and fangless paper tiger, an amusing, archaic relic of the Cold War, a bumbling, stumbling, mumbling gaggle of ineffectual and mutually antagonistic states and so forth. One that, a fact she conveniently ignores, has nevertheless somehow contrived to ring Russia …

_____ (2021-09-22). NY Times Advises China On Covid-19: Abandon Success, Try Failure. popularresistance.org The recent outbreak of the Delta variant in China "shows that its strategy no longer fits. It is time for China to change tack." | So declared a lead essay atop the New York Times Opinion/Editorial section on Sept. 7 by Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. | The Delta outbreak that "changed the game" in Huang's words emerged after an outbreak at Nanjing international airport in July traced to a flight from Russia. Did this outbreak change anything in fact? | Let's do the numbers. | Let's do something that Huang did not; let's look at the numbers from July 1 until Sept. 7 the date o…

Prof. Anatol Lieven (2021-09-22). Congress Wants to Put Even More Troops in Russia's Backyard. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Stockholm: U.S. Marines lead war games targeting Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. and Swedish Marines Conduct Maritime Exercise in Stockholm Archipelago The third iteration of Exercise Archipelago Endeavor, a bilateral, infantry and maneuver-centric exercise, continues Sept. 20 on Naval Base Berga in Sweden providing the venue to work side-by-side with partners enhancing the ability to work together in real-world operations. The exercise focuses on the exchange …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-22). Kalashnikov Developing Brand-New Neural Network-Controlled Assault Rifle. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image | Russia is developing a new assault rifle that will use a neural network AI, Sergei Urzhumtsev, chief designer of the Kalashnikov Concern JSC, said."We have already created individual elements of the system. We have demonstrated them for the first time, including to the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, as part of a closed display at the Army-2021 international military-technical forum, which was recently held in Kubinka," he said. | These are systems wi…

sputniknews (2021-09-22). Number of People Injured in Russia's Perm University Shooting Climbs to 43, Health Ministry Says. sputniknews.com

Anonymous669 (2021-09-22). Greater Idlib: New Wave Of Russian Airstrikes Killed Or Wounded Several HTS Militants (Videos, Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti | On September 22, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out at least nine airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The Russian airstrikes targeted positions of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the outskirts of the town of Kansafra in the southern countryside of Idlib. The terrorist group is the de-facto ruler of the region. | According…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Grateful: Blinken says NATO allies U.S., Turkey work together on Afghanistan, Caucasus, Syria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey, US to work on Afghanistan, Caucasus Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu and Secretary of State Antony Blinken met for a one-hour meeting in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting late Sept. 21. "We're so grateful to Turkey for its very strong partnership in Afghanistan and the work that we continue …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Pentagon completes NATO exercise held in Turkey for first time. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com US Army's Dynamic Front 21 Phase 2 wraps up in Turkey Dynamic Front 21 came to close Sept. 20, as the last of the Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard began packing their gear and getting ready for the trip back to the U.S. from the Polatli Training Area in Turkey, that served as …

Anonymous669 (2021-09-22). Casualties Reported After Failed Turkish Attack In Northeastern Syria (Video). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On September 22, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that its fighters had repelled an attack by the Turkish military and its proxies in northeastern Syria. | The attack, which took place in the early morning hours, targeted the village of al-Dibs in the northern countryside of Raqqa. | "Armed factions loyal to Turkey and their tanks attacked at exactly 03: 45 am today, Wednesday, the village of al-Dibs and the M4 international highway … SDF forces repelled the attack, killing…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-22). Unknown Gunmen Targeted The Car Of Ukrainian President Zelensky's Top Aide. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 22nd, unknown suspects carried out an attack on the vehicle of Sergey Shefir, First Aide to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. | The driver was wounded in the attack, Iryna Pryanishnikova, the Kiev Police Department's spokesperson said."We confirm the attack. The driver was wounded," she said. | Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova says 7.62 mm automatic weaponry was used in the attack and that she believes the criminal intentions were "serious." | The att…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-22). Zelensky on Iron Dome missile system in Ukraine: You heard these signals and messages from the U.S. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky: Too early to talk about US supplies to Ukraine of Iron Dome missile defense systems Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that it is currently too early to talk about the possibility of US supplies to Ukraine of the Iron Dome anti-missile and air defense systems. "I think that we have heard in the …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-09-22). U.S. Militarism's Toxic Impact on Climate Policy. dissidentvoice.org LONDON, ENGLAND: Protesters hold signs at the YouthStrike4Climate student march on April 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. Students are protesting across the UK due to the lack of government action to combat climate change. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) President Biden addressed the UN General Assembly on September 21 with a warning that the …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-09-21). Ruckus over AUKUS isn't an edifying sight. mronline.org The diplomatic fallout from the new security agreement between the Australia, United Kingdom and the United States [AUKUS] is just about beginning. The debris will take time to clean up. Might there be some lasting damage?>

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Ruling party MP: France could consider leaving NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Simian is a member of President Emmanuel Macron's La République En Marche! Izvestia: US-France submarine scandal leads to talk of Paris pulling out of NATO France should weigh its foreign policy priorities and, given the new AUKUS alliance in the Asia-Pacific region and its discord with the United States, it should better relations with Russia …

_____ (2021-09-21). Australia, UK, And US Nuclear Submarine Announcement. popularresistance.org On September 15, US President Joe Biden, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched a new major strategic partnership to meet the "imperative of ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific over the long term." Named AUKUS, the partnership was announced together with a bombshell decision: The United States and UK will transfer naval nuclear-propulsion technology to Australia. Such a decision is a fundamental policy reversal for the United States, which has in the past spared no effort to thwart the transfer of naval reactor technology by other countries,…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-21). One Year On Since Nagorno-Karabakh War As Baku Prepares For New Combat. southfront.org Illustrative ImageRussian peacekeepers and the Collective Security Treaty Organization are the only security guarantors in the region. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | September 27, in a few days' time, will mark the first-year anniversary of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, a war that saw over 100,000 Armenians displaced from their historical homeland, with a final ethnic cleansing only prevented because of the November 10 ceasefire agreement enforced by Moscow that was furious after two of their military personnel were killed when Azerbaijan downed a Russian helicopter the day be…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Erdogan at the UN: Azerbaijan used "right to self-defense" to bring stability to Caucasus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As the Three Brothers — Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan — intend to bring stability to the remainder of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Cyprus, Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, Crimea, the Donbass, Chechnya, Daghestan, Ingushetia, Xinjiang, Serbia, the Western Sahara, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Ethiopia, Yemen and elsewhere in the same …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Report: Iran moves military to border in response to Azerbaijan-Turkey-Pakistan war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijani, Turkish and Pakistani war games appear to prompt Iran to move infantry to border Iran appears to have moved infantry divisions and rocket artillery to its northwestern border with Azerbaijan amid indignation in Tehran at military exercises performed by the self-styled "Three Brothers" — Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan -and attempts by Baku to hinder …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Indestructible Brotherhood: Turkey, Azerbaijan launch war games near Nagorno-Karabakh border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish, Azerbaijani militaries launch joint drill in Nakhchivan The Turkish and Azerbaijani militaries launched a joint exercise in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Region on Monday. A group of Turkish soldiers arrived in the Nakhchivan exclave to take part in the Indestructible Brotherhood 2021 military drill, said an Azerbaijani Defense Ministry statement. The Turkish and Azerbaijani national …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Azerbaijani, Turkish warplanes fly over the Bosphorus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish, Azerbaijani jets conduct welcome flight over Bosphorus within TEKNOFEST-2021 Fighter jets of the Air Forces of Azerbaijan and Turkey made a welcome flight over the Bosphorus Strait on September 21 [said] the Turkish Ministry of National Defense. The flight was performed by two MiG-29 fighters of the Azerbaijan Air Force, as well as F-4 …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan participate in U.S.-NATO war games in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The three nations, centered on two-thirds of the Baku Declaration/Three Brothers military axis of Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Turkey, also participated in the unprecedentedly large U.S.-NATO Sea Breeze 2021 war games in Ukraine and the Black Sea in July. Ukrainian-American exercise 'Rapid Trident — 2021' starts at Yavoriv military training center According to the press service …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Nagorno-Karabakh model: Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan consolidate new Eurasian military bloc. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com MP: Azerbaijan-Turkey-Pakistan relations are strengthening …If we take into account that the 44-day Second Karabakh War shed light on all the realities, the true nature of the processes taking place in the region and the world, then Azerbaijan has once again clarified the states that have a sincere attitude to it. Turkey and Pakistan, which …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Poland obliged to defend EU, NATO borders from Belarus: security chief. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com 'Poland is obliged to secure the Polish-Belarusian border': statement Statement by Stanis≈Çaw ≈ªaryn, spokesman for Poland's security services chief: "…We are dealing with an attempt to use an artificial migration route to destabilize first the Belarusian-Lithuanian, Belarusian-Latvian and now mainly Belarusian-Polish border. Belarusian state structures are involved in bringing migrants to their territory, mainly from …

_____ (2021-09-21). When McDonalds Came To Denmark. popularresistance.org Every few months, a prominent person or publication points out that McDonalds workers in Denmark receive $22 per hour, 6 weeks of vacation, and sick pay. This compensation comes on top of the general slate of social benefits in Denmark, which includes child allowances, health care, child care, paid leave, retirement, and education through college, among other things. | In these discussions, relatively little is said about how this all came to be. This is sad because it's a good story and because the story provides a good window into why Nordic labor markets are the way they are. | McDonalds opened its first store…

Staff (2021-09-21). Spanish 'Justice' System Rules Against Venezuelans (CVG Bank Accounts). orinocotribune.com Spain's Ninth Commercial Court rejected the request by Venezuela to regain access to ‚Ǩ25 million belonging to the Venezuelan people. These included assets of the Corporación Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) held in three financial institutions in Spain: Cajamar, BBVA and Banco de Sabadell. | The new decision comes after the February request by the government of Venezuela to suspend the appointment of Enrique Castell, former deputy Guaidó's henchman. Castell was illegally appointed as the sole administrator of CVG Internacional's European subsidiary, SLU, in January 2020. The government of President…

Sam Pizzigati (2021-09-21). Why Do Europeans Live Longer Than Americans? zcomm.org Over a generation ago, in a more equal United States, no one had to ask that question…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). NATO integrates Baltic, Poland with Central Europe, Balkans buildup. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Commander Enhances Regional Partnerships in Hungary and Slovakia SZCZECIN, Poland — As part of his battlefield circulation, LTG S≈Çawomir Wojciechowski, Commander Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE), visited Hungary and Slovakia. Undertaken on 6-8 September, the tour served as a means to forge close bonds between the Corps and NATO Allies across the central European region. …

Richa Chintan (2021-09-21). Can poor countries succeed in vaccinating their population? peoplesdispatch.org Public outcry in South Africa helped force Johnson & Johnson to retain the vaccines produced in the country for domestic use instead of being shipped to Europe. The Indian civil society has initiated a similar effort as the Global South looks for alternatives…

The Conversation (2021-09-21). China Emerging as Competitor to Tesla: Will it build the best Cars in the World? juancole.com By Tom Stacey " Europeans and other western nations have dominated automotive excellence for over a century. Whether it is the satisfying thud of the door closing on a Volkswagen from Wolfsburg, or the beauty of a Ferrari from Modena, these brands are iconic — and very lucrative for their manufacturers. When we think of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). U.S. leads multinational airborne exercise in Netherlands. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Airmen jump alongside NATO partners during Falcon Leap 21 U.S. Airmen from various organizations within U.S. Air Forces Europe — Air Forces Africa participated in Falcon Leap 21, a multinational parachute training exercise led by the Dutch air force at several military installations in the Netherlands. During the exercise, U.S. forces conducted a series …

V Kreilinger, W Wolf, C Zeller (2021-09-21). To contain the pandemic in solidarity throughout Europe. indybay.org In the fall of 2020, governments did the wrong thing. Although the infections were already increasing exponentially, they deliberately did not intervene or did not intervene sufficiently and weighed people in safety. It was not until November that they acted again, increasingly hasty and authoritarian.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon (2021-09-21). French left-wing leader: Let's not follow the US Indo-Pacific adventure. greenleft.org.au Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a leader of the left-wing France Unbowed, has called for a return to independence and diplomacy based on global justice.

James O'Neill (2021-09-21). Morrison's Dangerous Fantasies Represent a Danger to Australia's Future. dissidentvoice.org Australia has just caused surprise among its friends, concern among its neighbours, and an overtly hostile reaction from the Chinese with its announcement that it was scrapping the submarine deal it had signed with France and replacing it with a scheme, cooked together with British and American allies, to buy 8 nuclear powered submarines. The …

Staff (2021-09-21). "We Are Troy Davis": 10 Years After Georgia Execution That Galvanized Anti-Death Penalty Movement. democracynow.org Tuesday marks 10 years since the state of Georgia executed Troy Anthony Davis for a crime many believe he did not commit. He was put to death despite major doubts about evidence used to convict him of killing Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail, including the recantation of seven of the nine non-police witnesses at his trial. As the world watched to see whether Davis's final appeal for a stay of execution would be granted by the U.S. Supreme Court, Democracy Now! was the only news outlet to continuously broadcast live from the prison grounds in Jackson, Georgia. We revisit parts of our six-hour special report,…

Victor Grossman (2021-09-21). Will the Left advance with a Social Dem win in Germany? peoplesworld.org BERLIN — In German elections — like the coming ones, as always on a Sunday — all you have to do is present the registration paper mailed to every citizen, then make crosses on a paper ballot. No trouble with the boss, no missing work, long lines or quarrels about fraud or discrimination. It sounds …

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