Daily Archives: September 28, 2020

2020-09-28: News Headlines

Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning (2020-09-28). Video: Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning Arrested for Speaking The Truth on Covid-19. Trafalgar Square London Protests. globalresearch.ca Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning, one of the founders of Doctors for the Truth which is an association of thousands of medical doctors around the world, said that the measures of the governments regarding COVID-19 are absolutely inappropriate. | "I would also …

John Scales Avery (2020-09-28). The ecological impact of militarism. nationofchange.org "In the face of both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, we urgently need to shift from a culture of war to a culture of care."

news.un (2020-09-28). Most countries failing to protect women from COVID-19 economic and social fallout. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic is "hitting women hard", but most nations are failing to provide sufficient social and economic protection for them, the head of the UN gender empowerment agency said on Monday.

Ben Lilliston (2020-09-28). Don't Grant Global Meat Corporations Immunity, Hold Them Accountable for COVID-19 Failures. globalresearch.ca As the Senate reconvenes this week, a lobbying blitz to grant corporations special immunity protection is ramping up. Global meat companies are helping lead the charge, and it's easy to see why. The

WSWS (2020-09-28). Youth protests over COVID-19 mount in working-class districts of Madrid. wsws.org Madrid is the epicentre of the resurgence of COVID-19 in Spain, now the worst-hit country in Western Europe, with 51 dying last Friday alone.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-28). The Covid-19 Numbers Game: The "Second Wave" is Based on Fake Statistics. globalresearch.ca "Red zones", travel bans, quarantines, "red lists". A "Second Wave". Millions of people are lining up for Covid-19 testing. The "Numbers Game". How statistics and "estimates" are used by politicians to justify the closure of the national economy and the derogation of fundamental civil rights.

Wafaa Aludaini, Ramzy Baroud (2020-09-28). We are the children of Gaza: Now we face the coronavirus. peoplesworld.org The inevitable has finally happened, and the coronavirus pandemic is now ravaging the besieged Gaza Strip. On August 24, a total lockdown was imposed by the Gaza authorities following the discovery of several COVID-19 cases outside designated quarantine areas. Since then, over 1,000 cases have been identified and ten people have died. Experts estimate the …

WSWS (2020-09-28). The world has reached the grim milestone of one million COVID-19 deaths. wsws.org With some 33 million infected out of nearly eight billion people, "herd immunity" remains a distant prospect and winter could bring conditions for a rapid resurgence of the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-09-28). Public meeting: New Zealand's COVID election, the breakdown of capitalism and the fight for socialism. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) will hold a public online meeting, via Zoom, on Saturday October 3 at 4: 00p.m. NZ time.

WSWS (2020-09-28). US governors told in February that pandemic would get "much worse," but did not alert public. wsws.org In a secret meeting, 25 US governors were told: "The coronavirus outbreak is going to get much, much worse before it gets better."

Mohammad Ayesh (2020-09-28). Arabic press review: Saudi Arabia 'planned' to occupy Qatar, minister claims. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Saudi Arabia 'planned' to occupy Qatar, minister claims | Meanwhile, Algeria sentences activist for his role in toppling Bouteflika, $106bn smuggled out of Yemen during the war and 100,000 Jordanian restaurant staff out of work because of coronavirus | Mon, 09/28/2020 – 14: 50 | Years of civil war have led to billions of dollars being smuggled out of Yemen, Al-Araby Al-Jadee…

Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning (2020-09-28). Why Germany's Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee Is Necessary? Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning. globalresearch.ca Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning: | Dear fellow citizens, | Welcome to the ACU, the Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee. If Parliament does not do it, we, the citizens, are called upon to do it ourselves. | As the Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee, we will investigate …

Albert Bender (2020-09-28). Wyoming Indigenous face coronavirus treatment discrimination. peoplesworld.org RIVERTON, Wyoming—There is a hotbed of controversy raging about the treatment of Tribal members of the Wind River Indian Reservation by a local hospital and inflammatory statements made by the Fremont County Commission Chairman Travis Becker. In the early days of the pandemic Northern Arapaho Tribal members of the Wind River Indian Reservation in west central …

Matt Sedlar (2020-09-28). How Academic Medical Centers Made Out on Coronavirus Bailouts. cepr.net The American Prospect See article on original site Some of the most financially successful nonprofit health systems are academic medical centers and the systems they anchor. Despite being considered "nonprofit" hospitals, that doesn't mean they don't make a profit. Nonprofit is a tax status that means a hospital is exempt from paying federal, state, and …

_____ (2020-09-28). Watch: What you need to know about the Coronavirus Act. truepublica.org.uk Let's make sure we don't blame the wrong people here. The police are not the enemy, nor are many government agencies that are operating under difficult circumstances. Both have been given rules, areas of guidance and laws to manage that conflict with our understanding of civil society. But these are not normal times and because …

Dana Brown (2020-09-28). Four Steps to Transform the Pharmaceutical Industry and Survive the Pandemic. zcomm.org Dealing with the Covid crisis will require taking the profit motive out of our health systems. Here's how.

Michael Albert (2020-09-28). Lydia Sargent, Live Like Her. zcomm.org Death when one is diminished is devastating. Death when one is isolated is shattering. All manner of death is final. Lydia Sargent took her last breath sometime last night. She had been diminished with dementia for what seemed like an eternity but was only a horrid hiccup in a lovely lifetime. She was Covid isolated

Yes on Prop 16 (2020-09-28). Monday 9/28: Yes on 16: CA's Latinx Community & the Lack of Latinx Physicans During COVID-19. indybay.org Online…

Keith McHenry (2020-09-28). Santa Cruz City Officials to evict Food Not Bombs, the Homeless Union COVID -19 Relief Center. indybay.org Santa Cruz City Officials to evict Food Not Bombs, the Homeless Union COVID -19 Relief Center, and sweep those without housing.

sputniknews (2020-09-28). UK Emergency Lockdown Scheme Reportedly Aims to Ban Social Interaction Amid Fresh COVID-19 Alarms. sputniknews.com Last week, Downing Street introduced a set of updated measures to battle the rising COVID infection rates in a bid to avoid a total national lockdown – curfews in widely visited public spots like pubs and restaurants among other things.

The Canary (2020-09-28). Yet another government U-Turn as parliament drinking hours spark public backlash. thecanary.co UK businesses have criticised Boris Johnson's new strict curfew for England's pubs and bars during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. They've raised concerns that it may do more harm than good by forcing crowds into the streets at the same time. | But the law caused even more protests when it emerged that MPs, lords and parliamentary staff would be able to continue drinking past the deadline in the Palace of Westminster. This was because its establishments are classed as workplace canteens. | As a result, parliament has now said it won't serve alcohol after the 10pm curfew. | Yet another U-turn: | Johns…

Staff (2020-09-28). CDC Director Overheard Saying Everything Trump's COVID Adviser Says "Is False" truthout.org During a phone conversation on a commercial airplane late last week "Everything he says is false,"

yenisafak (2020-09-28). Iran reports 190 more virus deaths, over 3,500 new cases. yenisafak.com At least 190 more coronavirus-related fatalities have raised the death toll in Iran to 25,779, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday. | Some 3,512 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, pushing the overall count up to 449,960, ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said. | She added that 376,531 patients have recovered so far, while 4,068 are hospitalized in critical condition. | Some 30 of Iran's 31 provinces are in the red zone with high risk of coronavirus, Lari warned. | Iran is struggling to contain the pandemic since February when the first cases were confirmed in the city of…

yenisafak (2020-09-28). Physicians speak on battle against COVID-19 in Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish physicians, speaking to Anadolu Agency, told about the conditions medical staff had to endure and why the public, including the children, should be more careful when it comes to wearing masks and social distancing.Dr. Okan Caliskan of Turkey's Kars Public Hospital, a specialized hospital on COVID-19, and Zerrin Orbak, a pediatrician at the School of Medicine at Ataturk University, stressed the importance of following the rules in combat against COVID-19.Caliskan said the initial two to three weeks after the pandemic started in Turkey were particularly tough for him and all medical staff had to work for lo…

WSWS (2020-09-28). Australia: Victorian government accelerates lifting of COVID-19 restrictions to satisfy big business. wsws.org Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has fallen further into line with the "return to work" campaign of the corporate elite and the federal government.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-28). Trump's Failure on Covid-19 Testing and Tracking Data Has Led to Deaths of 1,700 Healthcare Workers, Nurses Union Report Shows. commondreams.org The largest nurses' union in the U.S. revealed Monday that the federal government's failure to track and report data on Covid-19 deaths has led to the deaths of at least 1,700 healthcare workers while leaving medical facilities with little incentive "to avoid becoming zones of infection." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1223423042_1.jpg

commondreams (2020-09-28). New Report Reveals Widespread Government Failure to Track and Report Data on Covid-19 Deaths, Testing, and Infections. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer (2020-09-28). As 21 States Report Surge in Covid-19 and Flu Season Looms, Nursing Homes Implore Congress for Urgent Relief. commondreams.org "We need Congress to prioritize our vulnerable seniors and their caregivers in nursing homes and assisted living communities by passing another Covid-19 funding package before they leave town for the elections." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/getty-nursing-home-2.jpg

Mary Ann Koruth (2020-09-28). Undocumented Immigrants Are Still Suffering With No Federal Relief. thenation.com Undocumented Immigrants Are Still Suffering With No Federal Relief…

Peter Koenig (2020-09-28). Is a New Wave of Covid-Fascism Invading Europe? globalresearch.ca German Doctor, Co-founder of ACU — German Extra-Parliamentary Commission for (Covid) Investigation, Arrested — and Swiss Parliament extending the Swiss Covid Emergency Law until End of 2021. | *** | United Kingdom | The scene looks like true fascism out of Hitler's playbook …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-28). Jordanian King dissolves national parliament ahead of November elections. peoplesdispatch.org National elections in Jordan are scheduled to held on November 10 in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a rapidly deteriorating economic situation in the country…

Staff (2020-09-28). Headlines for September 28, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to SCOTUS; GOP-Led Senate Could Confirm Before Nov. 3, NYT: Trump Paid $750 in Fed. Income Taxes in 2016, No Income Taxes in 10 of Last 15 Years , Protests Continue over Impunity in Breonna Taylor's Case as Her Family Speaks Out, U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 7 Million, on the Rise in Two Dozen States, Global Coronavirus Deaths Approach 1 Million; Latin America Has Half of Most Infected Nations, Armenia and Azerbaijan Declare Martial Law as Fighting Kills at Least 23 People, Belarus Protests Continue as EU and U.S. Refuse to Recognize Lukashenko as Legitimate Ruler, At Least 16 Refu…

sputniknews (2020-09-28). NHS Group Warns UK Test & Trace Scheme Won't Cope With Corona Resurgence, Calls to Boost Capacity. sputniknews.com Despite the overwhelming criticism of Britain's electronic coronavirus detection system, with many citing technical glitches and shenanigans with the Bluetooth signal, government figures suggest that on average a little over one infectious person in five fail to be traced.

yenisafak (2020-09-28). Virus death toll nears 35,500 in Africa. yenisafak.com A total of 35,440 people have died of the novel coronavirus across Africa, said the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday.It said nearly 1.46 people have so far been confirmed infected, of whom more than 1,2 million have recovered.Southern Africa continues to be the worst-hit region both in terms of number of cases and death toll, with 732,600 infections and 17,600 fatalities. But the region also has by far the largest number of recoveries that now stands at 649,400.North Africa has recorded 326,900 cases and 10,800 deaths; West Africa 175,400 cases and 2,600 deaths; East Africa 167,200 case…

yenisafak (2020-09-28). International Istanbul Opera Festival ends with Mozart. yenisafak.com The world-famous International Istanbul Opera Festival has ended with Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio.During the eight-day festival ending Sunday night and held for the 11th time, art-lovers had both amusing and emotional moments.The festival, however, could not reach the expected number of physical audience due to the strict measures against the novel coronavirus pandemic.But thousands could watch the festival on social media thanks to the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry.Deputy Minister for Culture and Tourism Ozgul Ozkan Yavuz said they worked to protect the connection between art and art-lovers d…

yenisafak (2020-09-28). Oman to reopen mosques on Nov. 15. yenisafak.com Oman will reopen mosques for prayers on Nov. 15, with strict measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, state media reported on Monday, citing a statement from the Islamic affairs ministry.

Global Research News (2020-09-28). Selected Articles: Why Germany's Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee Is Necessary? Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning. globalresearch.ca If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a

Alan Macleod (2020-09-28). Report: 56 Million Americans Depended on Food Banks During the Pandemic. mintpressnews.com Once only associated with enemy nations and the Great Depression, bread lines have returned to the US, often in form of miles-long traffic jams or car parks filled with hungry drivers.

Thomas Magstadt (2020-09-28). From superpower to failed state: Inequality and the public health crisis in America. nationofchange.org The pandemic has shined a spotlight on the failings of leaders and elites.

Paul Street (2020-09-28). The Rolling Constitutional-Fascist Coup in the World's Most Dangerous Nation. counterpunch.org We are in the middle of a rolling authoritarian and even fascist coup that is working with and through the United States Constitution to no small degree. To be sure, Trump is doing everything in his considerable power to undermine a "normal" bourgeois-constitutional election. He's working to sabotage mail delivery in an election that will depend on mail-in ballots thanks to the pandemic Trump has fanned. He's deploying armed right-wing "poll watchers" to intimidate minority and other Biden voters. He's encouraging terrorist street actions and intimidation by white "tough guys" (bikers, militia members, cops, and…

WSWS (2020-09-28). Warning strikes in German public sector: Growing anger over low wages and insecure working conditions. wsws.org Some 2.3 million public sector workers face a sellout by the Verdi union, including educators, local government workers and daycare workers who are at the forefront of the pandemic.

Jon Schwarz (2020-09-28). Hunger in America, Especially for Children, Has "Skyrocketed" During Pandemic. zcomm.org Estimates say hunger in US households has tripled since 2019, and about 5 million school age children sometimes or often went hungry in 2020. This increase has nothing to do with a shortage of food. It is purely the result of political decisions.

commondreams (2020-09-28). Report: America's Massive Wildlife Imports Fuel Global Pandemic Risks. commondreams.org ______________________________…

pip.hinman (2020-09-28). Right to protest and pandemics discussed. greenleft.org.au

Gary D. Barnett (2020-09-28). The State's Response to this 'Virus' Is Nothing More than a Weapon of Mass Submission. globalresearch.ca "The great masses of men, though theoretically free, are seen to submit supinely to oppression and exploitation of a hundred abhorrent sorts. Have they no means of resistance? Obviously they have. The worst tyrant, even under democratic plutocracy, has but …

Kendra Klein (2020-09-28). Organic Food Is a 'Human Right', Says Leading Food Scientist. globalresearch.ca To stamp out pesticides from our fragile food systems is to protect those most prone to ill health, Friends of the Earth's senior staff scientist, Kendra Klein explains to Yasmin Dahnoun. | *** | From seed to harvest, the food that arrives …

Kathy Durkin (2020-09-28). Illinois: Black and Latinx women health workers lead strike to victory. workers.org They won! The historic 10-day strike by workers at medical facilities in three Illinois cities resulted in an all-out victory, with every demand met. Black and Latinx women workers played a decisive role in organizing the strike and steering it to its successful conclusion. Chicago health workers in the 'Strike . . . |

Margaret Flowers (2020-09-28). Let's Talk About Racism And Health. dissidentvoice.org The current uprising across the nation is a take-off moment for systemic racism in the United States. A take-off moment occurs when awareness about a crisis reaches a level of public consciousness where an event (in this case, the recent high-profile police murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd) sparks protests across the country. Racist …

Linn Washington Jr. (2020-09-28). Big Lies About Blacks From Bigot Boy. counterpunch.org During President Trump's appearance on a nationally televised Town Hall forum held recently at the U.S. Constitution Center in Philadelphia, he engaged in the 'Big Lie' — that propaganda technique linked with Hitler's Nazi regime. Trump spun Big Lies of varying size on topics ranging from health care to racial hatred throughout that Q-&-A session broadcast from

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). Indian animator awarded in 16th Resistance Int. Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) — "The Saviour" by Arjun Mukherjee from India managed to snatch the Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival's "Health Defenders" Section's trophy and diploma of honour.