2021-09-15: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-09-15). Origins-tracing should not be blame game. ecns.cn Earlier this year, with China's full cooperation, an international group composed of WHO experts from the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan, Australia and other countries unanimously concluded "laboratory leakage in Wuhan is extremely unlikely" in the first phase of COVID-19 origins-tracing. This conclusion has been supported by more and more evidence since its release, and it has become consensus in the academic world.

Anonymous669 (2021-09-15). Russian Warplanes Hammer Militant Positions In Greater Idlib With Guided Bombs (Video, Photos). southfront.org An Su-24 taking off from Hmeimim air base in 2015. IMAGE: Russian Ministry of Defense | On September 15, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out more than 12 airstrikes on militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The Russian airstrikes hit positions located near the towns of Zurzur, al-Hammammah and Darkush in the western countryside of Idlib. The three towns are situated a few kilometers away from the border with Turkey. | ÿßÿ±ÿ®ÿπ ÿ…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-15). Syrian Army Enters Second Town In Western Daraa Under New Reconciliation Agreement (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On September 15, a force of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the town of Muzayrib in the western countryside of Daraa accompanied by a unit from the Russian Military Police as a part of a new reconciliation agreement that was accepted by the locals. | Under the agreement, which was reached on September 14, several local gunmen who recently deserted the SAA or didn't sign the 2018 reconciliation agreement will hand over their arms and join the recon…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-09-15). Following Afghanistan Defeat: Can EU Win Own 'Independence' from the US? counterpunch.org Suddenly, the idea put forth by French President, Emmanuel Macron, late last year does not seem so far-fetched or untenable after all. Following the US-NATO hurried withdrawal from Afghanistan, European countries are now forced to consider the once unthinkable: a gradual dismantling from US dominance. When, on September 29, 2020, Macron uttered these words: "We,

Editor (2021-09-15). A short, sordid history of brands and warfare. mronline.org Burger King's foray into recent conflict in Azerbaijan is part of a historical trend of corporations weighing in—and benefitting from—conflict, writes Tommy Hodgson…

Dean Baker (2021-09-15). Alternative to Mankiw's View on Tax Incentives and Work: Maybe Europeans Want More Free Time. cepr.net Greg Mankiw warned New York Times readers about the dangers of adopting the Biden agenda and moving more towards a European-style welfare state. In his "Compared with the United States, "Economists disagree about why European nat…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-15). 24,526 Deaths 2,317,495 Injuries Following COVID Shots Reported in European Union's Database of Adverse Drug Reactions. globalresearch.ca

Misión Verdad (2021-09-15). Hugo Carvajal: Between Drug Trafficking, the CIA, and the Guaidó Legacy. orinocotribune.com By Mision Verdad. — Sep 13, 2021 | The capture of Hugo Carvajal in an apartment in Madrid, capital of Spain, on September 9, marks the end of an investigation led by the United States, and carried out by the Spanish police, to extradite Carvajal to the US in order to prosecute him for charges of drug trafficking. | In 2019 Carvajal, a.k.a El Pollo [the chicken], escaped from house arrest in Madrid after Spanish police had approved his extradition, months after Carvajal left Venezuela for Europe and after having recognized Juan Guaidó as "interim president" of Venezuela. Carvajal was also involved in the U…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-15). EU Gas Prices Surge Promises Expensive Winter For Europeans. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The price of gas in Europe, for the first time in history, reached $900 per thousand cubic meters, follows from ICE Futures trading data. | On September 15th, the cost jumped by 12%. | The price of the October futures on the Dutch TTF index at 9: 35 am Moscow time was $841.39 per thousand cubic meters. By 10: 21, it increased to $851.27, and a little later — at 10: 46 — it exceeded $875.84. | The previous record was set on September 14th when the figure reached $810. | The cos…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-09-15). What lies ahead for Guinea after coup by US-trained military unit? peoplesdispatch.org The coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has claimed that he will put an end to the corruption and human rights abuses committed under the rule of ousted president Alpha Conde, whom he had served as a henchman. However, his close links to the US and France indicate other motives behind the coup…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-15). Greece Delivers Patriot Air-Defense Battery To Saudi Arabia (Photos). southfront.org File image. | On September 14, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff announced that a unit of the Greek Armed Forces had set off to Saudi Arabia to deliver a MIM-104 Patriot anti-air-defense system. | A farewell ceremony was held for the unit in the capital Athens. The ceremony was attended by Defense Minister Nikos Panayotopoulos and Chief of Staff Konstantinos Floros. | Floros described the move as a "historic moment" and said that the cooperation between Greece and Saudi Arabia is meant to ensure "stability and se…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-15). Differences Over China Breaking Close Relationship Between Poland And Lithuania. southfront.org Illustrative ImagePoland opts to not participate in Lithuania's provocations against China. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Lithuania and Poland, which in recent years fostered a growing and prosperous relationship rooted in Russophobia, is now beginning to show signs of strain as Warsaw refuses to engage in Vilnius' newfound hostilities against Beijing. Following foreign policy initiatives in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on September 6, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau was noted for trying to find what interests still connects the two countries together | Lithuania's F…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-09-15). Russia rejects allegations on Iran's nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com Russia's Permanent Representative to the Vienna-based International Organizations said that so far, Islamic Republic of Iran has shown no signs of working on a project to obtain nuclear weapons.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-15). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On September 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Novgorodskoe shelled the Gagarin mine in Gorlovka city with grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Pesky shelled Veseloe with grenade launchers | 3. UAF in Starognatovka shelled DPR positions in Belaya Kamenka with 120-mm artillery | 4. DPR forces in Donetsk city shelled UAF positions in Pesky with grenade launchers | 5. DPR forces in Gorlovka shelled UAF positions in Niu-York with ATGM | One Ukrainian serviceman was injured in DPR shelling | MORE ON THE TO…

Staff (2021-09-14). Headlines for September 14, 2021. democracynow.org Donors Pledge $1.2B in Aid to Afghanistan as U.N. Warns of Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe, Secretary of State Blinken Defends U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan, 1 Million Public School Students Return to New York City Classrooms Despite COVID-19 Surge, Departing FDA Scientists Blast Biden's Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters, Pressure Mounts on Germany to Support COVID-19 Patent Waiver as WTO Panel Meets, Public Citizen: Biden Could Share Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Recipe with the World, Hurricane Nicholas Brings Storm Surge and Heavy Rain to Gulf Coast, Biden Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Crisis After Tourin…

TASS (2021-09-14). Putin refers to persisting presence of foreign troops in Syria as problem. tass.com "I consider the main problem the fact that foreign armed forces, without the permission of the United Nations Organization, without your sanctions, are still present on separate territories of the country, which evidently contradicts the international law," the Russian President said…

TASS (2021-09-14). Syria's Assad thanks Putin for helping Syria to fight COVID, other assistance. tass.com The Syrian President also extended gratitude to the Russian Foreign Ministry for defending universally accepted principles and norms of international law…

TASS (2021-09-14). Putin hopes joint efforts will help Syrian people get on feet. tass.com "Hopefully joint efforts will help the Syrian people get on feet in all senses of the word, help revive the economy, the social field, healthcare first of all now," the Russian President said…

Staff (2021-09-14). Putin denounces 'illegal foreign military presence' in Syria as Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow. rt.com Western powers are hampering the consolidation of Syria despite it being mostly freed from terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said as he met his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, at the Kremlin on Monday. | The joint efforts of Russia and Syria have dealt a crippling blow to terrorists, allowing Damascus to regain control over more than 90% of its territory, Putin told Assad, who made a surprise visit to the Russian capital. However, some obstacles remain before a "full consolidation of power" and "return to normal life" are possible in the country, he added. Syria has been fighting international ter…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Putin And Assad Meet In Moscow For The First Time In 5 Years. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 13th, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. | For the first time in 5 years the meeting took place in Moscow. | Putin congratulated his counterpart on winning May's presidential election. | Putin also praised President Assad's renewed grip on the country after a decade of fighting. | The Kremlin quoted the Russian president as saying: "Terrorists had sustained a very serious damage, and Syrian government, headed by you…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Military Situation In Syria On September 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 14, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 24 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 5 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On September 14, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in Sheikh Sulaiman area | On September 14, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Qahera and Mansura | On September 13, Russian President, Vl…

_____ (2021-09-14). Cuba To Receive 8.7 Million Syringes From Its Residents Abroad. popularresistance.org According to Humberto Pérez, coordinator of the Asociación Martiana de Cubanos Residentes en Panamá, organizer of the shipment, the donation is part of the campaign Rompamos el Bloqueo, in which organizations present in more than 28 Latin American, Caribbean and European countries participate. | In a few days, the first of five containers will arrive from China with the aid collected to support the anti-COVID-19 vaccination, an effort supported by trade union organizations and young graduates of Cuban educational institutions. | From the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) headquarters, Perez hi…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-14). Turkey Seeks Rapprochement With Armenia, UAE And Other Traditional Foes. southfront.org Illustrative ImageErdogan seems to be replacing open confrontation with a softer approach, but the neo-Ottomanism revival agenda remains. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | Over the past month officials from both Ankara (Turkey) and Yerevan (Armenia) exchanged statements which signal a possible rapprochement between these two historical foes. But this is not all: Ankara in fact has been reaching out to quite a few different actors. | Turkish President Recep Tay…

Anonymous765 (2021-09-14). Czechia To Beef Up Its Ground Forces With IFVs, And Know-How For Future Development. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdvz…

John Goss (2021-09-14). Human Medical Experiments without Informed Consent: EMA and Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Put on Notice for Crimes Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-14). Stop US-Directed Regime Change In Nicaragua; Stop The RENACER Act. popularresistance.org On Monday, September 13, solidarity activists protested outside the US Congress against the RENACER Act, which stands for the Orwellian title, "Reinforcing Nicaragua's Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform." The bill is part of the United States' effort to undermine the presidential election in Nicaragua this November to prevent President Ortega from being re-elected. | The RENACER Act would place more unilateral coercive economic measures (aka Sanctions) on Nicaragua, facilitate greater coordination of the US' economic war on Nicaragua with Canada and the European Union, create stricter oversight of finan…

Staff (2021-09-14). Venezuelan Foreign Minister Meets New EU Chargé d'Affaires: Relations Must be Based on Respect. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, September 12, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Felix Plasencia, received the EU Chargé d'Affaires in Venezuela, Rafael Dochao, for a cordial bilateral meeting in Caracas. | "We appreciate the support for the dialogue between the Bolivarian Government and the opposition," Plasencia wrote on his Twitter account @PlasenciaFelix, referring to the "support" that the European bloc has shown for the negotiations and agreements between Venezuelans, taking place in Mexico City, hosted by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and mediated by the Kingd…

_____ (2021-09-14). Railways and Pipelines Bring Peace and Prosperity. strategic-culture.org Washington should face up to facts and accept that the U.S. must cooperate with China and Russia rather than maintaining its aggressive stance. | Two major developments in international commercial conveyance were reported in August and September, but neither of them received much cover by mainstream western media. First was the news that the China-Europe rail link was proving outstandingly successful, as recounted by the

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-09-14). Notices of Liability for Vaccine Harm and Death Sent to the EMA and All Members of the European Parliament. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-14). School Bus Drivers Protest Inadequate COVID-19 Protection And Low Pay. popularresistance.org On September 3, 54 school bus drivers in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System SCCSS) in Georgia began a rolling sickout and staged a protest at the school district offices over pay structure and lack of adequate protections from COVID-19. The sickouts forced the school board to scramble for drivers to transport students. | The school relies on about 218 drivers to ferry more than 18,700 students to and from school; the 54 drivers who are protesting represent about 22 percent of the district's drivers. A school district spokesperson reported that the district had been forced to call upon private coache…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-14). Conservatives concede defeat as center, left forces advance in Norwegian parliamentary elections. peoplesdispatch.org The ruling conservative coalition in Norway led by Erna Solberg lost the parliamentary elections and coalition of the social democratic Labour Party, Centre Party, and the left-wing Socialist Left party is likely to form the new government…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-14). Progressives in Spain protest Colombian president Ivan Duque's visit to Madrid. peoplesdispatch.org Under Ivan Duque's right-wing government, paramilitary violence and the humanitarian crisis escalated in Colombia, marked by the systematic murders of political activists, trade unionists, environmentalists, peasants, and Indigenous and Black people…

_____ (2021-09-14). Do Ukraine and the United States Have a Similar Value System? strategic-culture.org "Ukraine and the United States have a similar value system," said U.S. President Joe Biden on September 1, 2021, meeting his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the White House. Some recent episodes may challenge this view. Or maybe confirm it? | (Click on the image to enlarge)…

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2021-09-14: News Headlines

Staff (2021-09-14). Headlines for September 14, 2021. democracynow.org Donors Pledge $1.2B in Aid to Afghanistan as U.N. Warns of Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe, Secretary of State Blinken Defends U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan, 1 Million Public School Students Return to New York City Classrooms Despite COVID-19 Surge, Departing FDA Scientists Blast Biden's Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters, Pressure Mounts on Germany to Support COVID-19 Patent Waiver as WTO Panel Meets, Public Citizen: Biden Could Share Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Recipe with the World, Hurricane Nicholas Brings Storm Surge and Heavy Rain to Gulf Coast, Biden Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Crisis After Tourin…

TASS (2021-09-14). Putin refers to persisting presence of foreign troops in Syria as problem. tass.com "I consider the main problem the fact that foreign armed forces, without the permission of the United Nations Organization, without your sanctions, are still present on separate territories of the country, which evidently contradicts the international law," the Russian President said…

TASS (2021-09-14). Syria's Assad thanks Putin for helping Syria to fight COVID, other assistance. tass.com The Syrian President also extended gratitude to the Russian Foreign Ministry for defending universally accepted principles and norms of international law…

TASS (2021-09-14). Putin hopes joint efforts will help Syrian people get on feet. tass.com "Hopefully joint efforts will help the Syrian people get on feet in all senses of the word, help revive the economy, the social field, healthcare first of all now," the Russian President said…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Military Situation In Syria On September 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 14, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 24 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 5 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On September 14, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in Sheikh Sulaiman area | On September 14, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Qahera and Mansura | On September 13, Russian President, Vl…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Putin And Assad Meet In Moscow For The First Time In 5 Years. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 13th, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. | For the first time in 5 years the meeting took place in Moscow. | Putin congratulated his counterpart on winning May's presidential election. | Putin also praised President Assad's renewed grip on the country after a decade of fighting. | The Kremlin quoted the Russian president as saying: "Terrorists had sustained a very serious damage, and Syrian government, headed by you…

Staff (2021-09-14). Putin denounces 'illegal foreign military presence' in Syria as Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow. rt.com Western powers are hampering the consolidation of Syria despite it being mostly freed from terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said as he met his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, at the Kremlin on Monday. | The joint efforts of Russia and Syria have dealt a crippling blow to terrorists, allowing Damascus to regain control over more than 90% of its territory, Putin told Assad, who made a surprise visit to the Russian capital. However, some obstacles remain before a "full consolidation of power" and "return to normal life" are possible in the country, he added. Syria has been fighting international ter…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-14). Turkey Seeks Rapprochement With Armenia, UAE And Other Traditional Foes. southfront.org Illustrative ImageErdogan seems to be replacing open confrontation with a softer approach, but the neo-Ottomanism revival agenda remains. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | Over the past month officials from both Ankara (Turkey) and Yerevan (Armenia) exchanged statements which signal a possible rapprochement between these two historical foes. But this is not all: Ankara in fact has been reaching out to quite a few different actors. | Turkish President Recep Tay…

Anonymous765 (2021-09-14). Czechia To Beef Up Its Ground Forces With IFVs, And Know-How For Future Development. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdvz…

John Goss (2021-09-14). Human Medical Experiments without Informed Consent: EMA and Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Put on Notice for Crimes Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-09-14). Notices of Liability for Vaccine Harm and Death Sent to the EMA and All Members of the European Parliament. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-13). In Netherlands, students protesting housing crisis occupy Groningen University building. peoplesdispatch.org On September 9, Thursday, Dutch progressive youth and student groups occupied the academy building of the University of Groningen to protest the acute housing crisis faced by students in the city. Several groups, including the Democratic Academy Groningen (DAG), Groninger Studentenbond, Communist Youth Movement (CJB), Groningen Feminist Network, ROOD Groningen, and International Socialists Groningen, among others, organized the campaign called Shelter Our Students (SOS), demanding that the municipality and the university immediately provide free emergency housing for all homeless students in the city. More than 1…

sputniknews (2021-09-13). Reconciliation Center Says Terrorists Shelled Syria's Idlib De-escalation Zone 27 Times. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing that the Jabhat al-Nusra* terrorist group had shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 27 times over the past 24 hours.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-13). Russia And Belarus Exercise New Helicopter "Carousel", Night-Time Airborne Assault. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | During the Zapad-2021 (West-2021) military drill, the Russian Armed Forces demonstrated to their colleagues from Belarus a new helicopter "carousel" tactic, Deputy Defense Minister Yunus-Bek Yevkurov said. | According to him, at the request of the minister, new combat elements, developed as a result of experience gained in local conflicts were presented in the exercises."For us, this is the Syrian campaign, although irregular armed forces operated against us in it, but at the same time hig…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-13). Russian Warplanes Strike Syrian Idlib Militants Closer & Closer To Turkish Military Posts (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 13, the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) launched a series of air strikes on the militants' infrastructure in south of Syria's Idlib governorate. | This time, the air strikes of Russian warplanes targeted facilities in the vicinity of the town of al-Bara that is located in the al-Zawiya Mountain area. | One the Turkish monitoring post is located there. One of the Russian bombs reportedly fell near the Turkish checkpoint. No casualties were reported. | This is not for the first time th…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-13). Military Situation In Syria On September 13, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 13, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in Barah and Deir Sunbol | On September 13, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ankawi and Kharbat al-Naqus | On September 12, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Tal Tamar | On September 12, the US sent new batch of military reinforcements that included military vehicles, vehicles, fuel tanks and logistical materials to Qamishli area…

Staff (2021-09-13). Headlines for September 13, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks, FBI Releases First Declassified Document on Saudi Links to 9/11 Hijackers, George W. Bush Compares "Violent Extremists at Home" to 9/11 Attackers , Capitol Police Want to Reinstall Fencing Ahead of Far-Right "Justice for J6" Rally , Taliban Government Orders Segregated Schools and Dress Codes for Women, No Evidence of Bomb in Vehicle Hit by U.S. Drone Strike That Killed 10 Afghan Civilians, Appeals Court Sides with Florida Gov. DeSantis, Reinstates Ban on Mask Mandates, Lebanon Announces New Government Headed by Former Prime Minister, Wildfires Rage in Spain and Califo…

Staff (2021-09-13). 18 September, Toulouse: Palestine Stand: Boycott Puma, Boycott Israel. samidoun.net Saturday September 18, 2021 From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Metro Capitole — Toulouse, France Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/194889916045090 On Saturday September 18th from 11am to 1pm, the Collectif Palestine Vaincra organizing a Palestine Stand at the exit of the Capitole metro in Toulouse. On September 18, the #BoycottPuma campaign calls for an international day of action. Sports equipment […] | The article

TASS (2021-09-13). Kazakhstan proposes to create a UN humanitarian aid hub for Afghanistan in Alma-Ata. tass.com Following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban movement swiftly took control over the republic, taking the capital city of Kabul on August 15…

TASS (2021-09-13). Russian diplomat calls for pooling efforts to resolve humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. tass.com "We will keep an eye on how the new authorities will implement their promises in practice," Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Geneva office and other Geneva-based international organizations stressed…

John V. Walsh (2021-09-13). Biden Exits Afghanistan, Heads in the Wrong Direction. counterpunch.org A major motivation for getting out of Afghanistan is to give the US a freer hand to bring down China and Russia. And this is not to be a peaceful "Pivot." The US has surrounded both countries with military bases, and the Pivot to Asia pioneered by Obama/Hillary/Biden sees 60% of America's naval forces ending up in China's neighborhood.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-13). Turkey's 400,000-man army "will always support Azerbaijan in its just struggle" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish, Azerbaijani high-ranked officials discuss dev't of bilateral military co-op The Head of Turkey's National Defense Ministry, Hulusi Akar, received the First Deputy Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan — Chief of the General Staff of the Azerbaijan Army, Lieutenant General Karim Valiyev, on September 13… Chief of Turkish Armed Forces General Staff, Yashar Guler also …

Staff (2021-09-13). Record-breaking bloody hunt in Denmark's Faroe Islands slaughters almost 1,500 dolphins (GRAPHIC VIDEOS, PHOTOS). rt.com A record-breaking number of white-sided dolphins have been killed in the Faroe Islands, with nearly 1,500 specimens slaughtered during the gruesome hunt. The slaughter has invoked outrage from animal rights activists. | The hunt, known as the 'grindadráp', was held over the weekend with local whalers targeting a massive pod of white-sided dolphins. The Danish autonomous Faroe Islands remain the last territory in Europe allowed to hunt marine mammals, as the grindadráp is considered to be an example of traditional "aboriginal whaling." | During the grindadráp, dolphins are herded by motorbo…

David Swanson (2021-09-13). Peace Boat to Receive Award as Lifetime Organizational War Abolisher of 2021. warisacrime.org Today, September 13, 2021, World BEYOND War announces as the recipient of the Lifetime Organizational War Abolisher of 2021 award: Peace Boat. An online presentation and acceptance event, with remarks from representatives of Peace Boat will take place on October 6, 2021, at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, 8 a.m. Eastern Time, 2 p.m. Central European …

Staff (2021-09-13). France moves to dissolve 'racist' Black African Defense League following weekend violence. rt.com The French interior minister has started proceedings to ban a group, known as the 'Ligue de Défense Noire Africaine' (Black African Defense League), claiming it's a racist organization that promotes hatred and discrimination. | On Monday, French interior minister Gérald Darmanin posted a statement on Twitter that the Ligue de Défense Noire Africaine (LDNA) would be banned in France following a weekend in which the group was allegedly involved in violence. | "I have decided to launch the procedure initiating the dissolution of the Black African Defense League. The speeches of this racist structure…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-13). Civil Security Helicopter Crashed In Southeastern France. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 12, a Civil Security helicopter crashed in the town of Villard-de-Lans in southeastern France, leaving one dead and four injured. | According to a press release of the local prefecture, the security helicopter was called to to rescue a mountain biker in the mountainous region. A crew of five was onboard of the helicopter, including a pilot, a mechanic and 3 rescuers. | The mechanic was killed as a result of the incident. The other crew members were evacuated to the Greno…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-13). NATO air and space power: taking war to 2030. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Air and Space Power — Taking the Alliance Into 2030 From 7-9 Sep. the Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) hosted their annual Conference convening the NATO Airpower community at Essen, Germany. The presentations and discussions were focused on the topic of Delivering NATO Air and Space Power at the speed of relevance. Joint …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-13). Video: U.S. Army trains lupine predators in Macedonia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Video: North Macedonia's Special Operations Battalion "The Wolves" North Macedonia's Special Operations Battalion call themselves "The Wolves". Like the lupine predator commonly seen in their home country, The Wolves are strong…. Footage includes shots of operators on patrol and training with US Army helicopters during the US-led Exercise Combined Resolve XV and Exercise Trojan Footprint …

Anonymous103 (2021-09-13). Footage: Russian Military Novelties Deployed At Zapad-2021 Exercises. southfront.org

César Torres (2021-09-13). UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reiterates call for lifting of sanctions against Venezuela. mppre.gob.ve The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, reiterated her call for sectorial sanctions imposed on Venezuela to be lifted during the oral update of her report on the human rights situation in the South American country at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Bachelet explained that […] | La entrada

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-13). Turkey to provide Ukraine with more combat drones for war in Donbass: commander-in-chief. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine military is set to buy another four Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles from Turkey. That's according to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant-General Valeriy Zaluzhny…. **** As Ukrinform reported, in early August Ukraine tested Turkey's Bayraktar TB2 strike drones. Earlier, Deputy Defense Minister Oleksandr Myroniuk said the Turkish UAVs would become …

Peter Boyle (2021-09-13). Criminal silence over Turkey's bombing of Kurdish refugee camp. greenleft.org.au Peter Boyle spoke to an eyewitness about the latest Turkish drone attack on the United Nations-supervised Makhmour Refugee Camp in northern Iraq.

Editor (2021-09-13). 101 years of communist struggle in Turkey. mronline.org On the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Turkey, Peoples Dispatch spoke to Ekin Sà∂nmez, a member of the party's Central Committee, about how the party is confronting the urgent challenges facing Turkey's working class and is deepening the struggle for socialism.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-13). Defense, security head: Ukraine capable of "purging" Donbass, fighting for Crimea by force. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Danilov: Ukraine capable of regaining east of Ukraine by force, fighting for Crimea Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, says the Ukrainian Army is capable of liberating the occupied east of Ukraine by military means and go for hostilities to regain Crimea, while the Ukrainian government is not yet going to …

Anonymous103 (2021-09-13). Ukrainian Soldier Killed By DPR's ATGM. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 12, fighters of the People's Militia of the Donetsk People's Republic destroyed a truck of the Ukrainian armed forces with an anti-tank missile system. One Ukrainian soldier was killed, three others were injured. | The DPR servicemen destroyed a KAMAZ truck from the 503rd separate battalion of the 36th Marine Brigade of Ukraine an ATGM. The incident took place near the village of Verkhnetoretskoye. | According to local reports, the Ukrainian command has recently reinforced its posit…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-13). New head of Ukraine's NATO mission meets with Stoltenberg. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-13). National Security and Defense Council chief: Ukraine must switch to Latin alphabet, make English compulsory from kindergarten. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine should switch to Latin alphabet, English should become compulsory for learning from kindergarten — Danilov Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov believes that Ukraine should get rid of the Cyrillic alphabet and switch to the Latin alphabet, and English should become compulsory for learning from kindergarten. [In …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-13). Ukraine bombards Donbass with method U.S.-NATO used against Yugoslavia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Kiev bombards Donbass using game plan of NATO's war against Yugoslavia On Saturday, drones struck fuel storage facilities at an oil depot in Donetsk's Kirovsky district, destroying some 1,300 tonnes of fuel, and wiping out a month's worth of supplies for the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and its militia. DPR representative Daniil Bezsonov …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-13). Zelensky: Biden says Ukraine should be in NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky tells of Biden's stance on Ukraine's NATO membership issue Zelensky "very directly" asked Biden about Ukraine's NATO accession prospects. The Ukrainian president said Biden's response to this question and the issue of the Alliance in general took 20 to 30 minutes. "He said, 'I think that you have to be there, but it's not …

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