Daily Archives: August 19, 2021

2021-08-19: News Headlines

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-08-19). Attempts Continue to Remove Socialist President Pedro Castillo in Peru. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-19). "The War is Worth Waging": Afghanistan's Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas. globalresearch.ca The war on Afghanistan is a profit driven "resource war".

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-19). Afghanistan's "Color Revolution"? Narcotics and the Opium Trade. globalresearch.ca

Julie Lévesque (2021-08-19). From Afghanistan to Syria: Women's Rights, War Propaganda and the CIA. globalresearch.ca Western heads of state, UN officials, military spokespersons will invariably praise the humanitarian dimension of the October 2001 US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan, which allegedly was to fight religious fundamentalists, help little girls go to school, liberate women subjected to the yoke of the Taliban.

Hans Stehling (2021-08-19). A Mideast Nuclear War Spearheaded by Israel Would Make Afghanistan Seem Like a Local Conflict Between Armed Factional Groups. globalresearch.ca

Zero Hedge (2021-08-19). Did the NY Fed Confiscate $1.3 Billion in Afghan Gold: Striking Revelations from Afghanistan's Central Bank Chief. globalresearch.ca

Shane Quinn (2021-08-19). US Expansionism in Eurasia, Control over Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Tricontinental Institute for Social Research (2021-08-19). Create Two, Three, Many Saigons. That Is the Watchword. towardfreedom.org The Afghans are largely glad to see the back of the U.S. occupation, to be one more Saigon in a long sequence. But this is not a victory for humanity. It will not be easy for Afghanistan to emerge out of these nightmare decades, but the desire to do so can still be heard.

Kit Knightly (2021-08-19). Six Questions We Need to Ask About Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Yves Engler (2021-08-19). Afghanistan Was Based on Lies. Will the Militarists Apologize? globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2021-08-19). Selected Articles: Afghanistan's "Color Revolution": Who Is Ali Ahmad Jalali? globalresearch.ca By The formation of a US sponsored interim regime should come as no surprise. US withdrawal from Afghanistan has been the object of extensive negotiations …

Global Research News (2021-08-19). Selected Articles: Afghanistan's "Color Revolution" globalresearch.ca By The formation of a US sponsored interim regime should come as no surprise. US withdrawal from Afghanistan has been the object of extensive negotiations between Washington and the Taliban. …

Staff (2021-08-19). "Uncertainty, Fear": How Afghan Women & Ethnic Minorities Feel About Taliban Takeover & U.S. War. democracynow.org We look at how the rights of women and ethnic minorities will be impacted by the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan with two Afghan women who fled their country. Mariam Safi, who left Kabul last month and is founding director of the Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies, says the Taliban's rapid advance across the country surprised many people who had been hoping for a negotiated end to the war. "We had felt that there would be some space for a political settlement," says Safi. "What has happened has certainly caught everyone by surprise." We also speak with journalist Zahra Nader, a member of the…

WorkWeek (2021-08-19). WorkWeek On Trumka, Racist Attacks & Hanging Nooses & Privatization Of Education. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the death of former AFL-CIO president Trumka, the racist terror campaign against Black LA Belt line rail workers including hanging nooses. WorkWeek also covers the privatization of public education and the racist xenophobic attacks on Asians and Asian Americans.

Labor Video Project (2021-08-19). Covid Protections Demanded At CCSF Press Conference "This Is A Life & Death Question"! indybay.org A press conference was held to report on the serious health and safety issues from covid that are threatened if students, faculty and staff return to work without proper education and procedures including testing, masks and vaccinations.

_____ (2021-08-19). Biden Education Dept Threatens GOP Leaders With Legal Action, Federal Probes Over Mask Mandate Bans. commondreams.org 750 U.S. military bases still remain around the planet.

Friends of the Earth (2021-08-19). 124 Organizations Demand Home Depot, Lowe's Immediately Pull Cancer-Linked Weedkiller. globalresearch.ca

Pepe Escobar (2021-08-19). How Russia-China Are Stage-managing the Taliban. globalresearch.ca

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2021-08-19). Freedom in the Time of COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

TOLOnews (2021-08-19). Taliban Members Meet Political Leaders in Kabul. globalresearch.ca

Howard Lisnoff (2021-08-19). How Sexual Assaults are Treated in the Military. counterpunch.org A well-researched article in the New York Times outlines the issue of sexual assaults in the US military, the aftermath of those assaults, and what the military, the Veterans Administration, and independent outside agencies are, or aren't doing about how sexual assaults are treated. "'A Poison in the System': The Epidemic of Military Sexual Assault" (August 3,

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: It's like a Code Red hospital alert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org An overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases is underway in the U.S. The delta variant continues to spread, the lambda variant is showing up, and some people are refusing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or wear face masks. "My message today is a hospital term and that's Code Red," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "It is Code Red in the U.S. and for the globe regarding…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-19). Inspired by barnacles, medical glue stops bleeding in seconds. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a rapid-sealing paste that can stop bleeding organs independent of clotting. The details are published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. The inspiration for this paste? Barnacles. Barnacles are those sea animals that adhere to rocks, the bottom of ships and large fish with the aim of staying in place despite wet conditions and variable surfaces. They're successful because they exude…

Bhakti Hansoti, Anant Mishra, Aditi Rao, Lucy Chimoyi, Andrew D. Redd, Steven J. Reynolds, David F. Stead, John Black, Roshen Maharaj, Elizabeth Hahn, Pamela Mda, Nomzamo Mvandaba, Yandisa Nyanisa, Victoria Chen, Katie Clark, Sofia Ryan, Thomas C. Quinn (2021-08-19). [Research Paper] The geography of emergency department-based HIV testing in South Africa: Can patients link to care? thelancet.com We have shown that strategies to improve linkage to care from the ED should consider the high rates of poor linkage among young men and those presenting to the ED with trauma. Furthermore, innovative linkage to care solutions will need to account for the unique geographical consideration of this population, given that many ED patients will need to continue care at a site distant from the diagnosis site.

Sara N. Naicker, Shane A. Norris, Linda M. Richter (2021-08-19). [Research Paper] Secondary analysis of retrospective and prospective reports of adverse childhood experiences and mental health in young adulthood: Filtered through recent stressors. thelancet.com Both individual and combined retrospective and prospective ACEs are related to mental health in young adulthood. Recent stressors reinforce this relationship; the likelihood of those who report more ACEs experiencing psychological distress increases when adjusting for recent stressors.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: How Mayo hopes to slam the door when COVID-19 comes knocking. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has brought public awareness to vaccines and how vaccines work. A vaccine is any agent that causes the immune system to remember a specific disease-causing entity, thereby preventing future infections. In the case of COVID-19, that's a coronavirus. At Mayo Clinic, decades of research have led to development of a new vaccine platform — a single-cycle adenovirus nasal vaccine — that is now being tested in a phase 1 clinical trial for COVID-19….

Joel S. Hirschhhorn (2021-08-19). Vaccine Deaths Pile Up Without Media Coverage. globalresearch.ca

New Civil Liberties Alliance (2021-08-19). George Mason University Caves to NCLA's Lawsuit over Vaccine Mandate, Grants Prof. Medical Exemption. globalresearch.ca

Johanna Ross (2021-08-19). Forget Freedom. Scotland Is Championing Totalitarian Liberalism. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-19). Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain…

Yize I. Wan, Alexander J. Robbins, Vanessa J. Apea, Chloe M. Orkin, Rupert M. Pearse, Zudin A. Puthucheary, John R. Prowle (2021-08-19). [Research Paper] Ethnicity and acute hospital admissions: Multi-center analysis of routine hospital data. thelancet.com Background: The effects of ethnic and social inequalities on patient outcomes in acute healthcare remain poorly understood.Methods: Prospectively-defined analysis of registry data from four acute NHS hospitals in east London including all patients ‚â• 18 years with a first emergency admission between 1st January 2013 and 31st December 2018. We calculated adjusted one-year mortality risk using logistic regression. Results are presented as n (%), median (IQR), and odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals.

South Front (2021-08-19). Video: Taliban 2.0: Claims of Rights for Women, Free Media, No Terrorism. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-19). Mayo researchers develop algorithm to predict rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Individualized Medicine and Division of Rheumatology have developed a first-of-its-kind machine learning algorithm that can predict rheumatoid arthritis disease activity in a patient. The algorithm analyzes biochemical metabolites ‚Äï the product of the body's metabolism ‚Äï in blood. Close up of rheumatism/arthritis medical examination. "Having fast, reliable and scalable measures for predicting the clinical course of disease activity is an important unmet need for patients with rheumatoid arthritis," says Jaeyun Sung, Ph.D., a computational biologist within the Center…

John Goss (2021-08-19). The Dangers of the Covid "Vaccine" to Pregnant Women: Do Not be a Lab Rat. The Untested Experimentation on Babies and the Unborn. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-19). Kensington MP discovers leading research and outreach work at Imperial. imperial.ac.uk Local MP Felicity Buchan visited South Kensington campus this week to see some of our work on net zero, COVID-19 testing and student outreach.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: Music on the brain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Music soothes, energizes and inspires. It also fortifies pathways in your brain that neurologists say can lead to a better understanding of cognition and dementia. To help better understand how music strengthens the brain, Dr. Bernard Bendok, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explains how music strikes a chord with researchers in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Note: Music composed by the musician and free to use. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/UrGabRHqWFs

Children's Health Defense (2021-08-19). Children's Health Defense Sues Rutgers University over COVID Vaccine Mandate. globalresearch.ca

Patrick Mazza (2021-08-19). Everyday Climate Catastrophe: Only Mass Action Will Save Us. counterpunch.org How many tragic pictures do we have to see? How many announcements? Climate Code Red, say the world's authoritative climate science group. July the hottest month in history. Shutdown of the Atlantic currents that drive the world's climate a real prospect. Fires ravaging Southern Europe, Siberia, Western North America.

WSWS (2021-08-19). Thousands of students in Tampa, Florida placed on quarantine days after schools reopen. wsws.org The extraordinary toll the virus is now taking on the population is a testament to the recklessness of the reopening strategy designed by district officials and underlines the criminal handling of the pandemic by the Republicans and Democrats.

_____ (2021-08-19). Progressives Say 'Do This for Everyone' as Biden Erases Student Debt for People With Severe Disabilities. commondreams.org "I am hopeful that this is the nail in the coffin of Formosa Plastics in St. James Parish," said the head of Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

Andy Kroll (2021-08-19). The All-American Base World. tomdispatch.com It was the spring of 2003 during the American-led invasion of Iraq. I was in second grade, living on a U.S. military base in Germany, attending one of the Pentagon's many schools for families of servicemen stationed abroad. One Friday morning, my class was on the verge of an uproar. Gathered around our homeroom lunch menu, we were horrified to find that the golden, perfectly crisped French fries we adored had been replaced with something called "freedom fries." "What are freedom fries?" we demanded to know. Our teacher quickly reassured us by saying something like: "Freedom fries are the exact same thing as Frenc…

Staff (2021-08-19). Illinois Becomes First State to Mandate Teaching Asian American History in K-12. truthout.org On July 7, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed HB 0376 — the

RobertAlvarez (2021-08-18). Biden Is Right to End the War in Afghanistan. ips-dc.org The scenes from Afghanistan are heartrending. | I can't imagine the desperation of someone who clings to a military airplane as it takes off, as Afghan refugees attempted to in Kabul. Nor is it possible to dismiss the fears of Afghan women, as a faction that once executed them for seeking jobs or education comes back to power. | But in light of the precipitous collapse of the country's 300,000-man army and political leadership, it's also impossible to dismiss President Biden's conclusion that the war was never going to be winnable. | "If Afghanistan is unable to mount any real resistance to the Taliban now," Bide…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-18). Afghanistan's "Color Revolution": Who Is Ali Ahmad Jalali? globalresearch.ca "Regime …

Marc Vandepitte (2021-08-18). Six Things You Need to Know About Afghanistan and the Taliban. globalresearch.ca

Peter Koenig (2021-08-18). Afghanistan: A New Pivot in the Greater Middle East? globalresearch.ca First published on August …

South Front (2021-08-18). Video: Afghans Desperate to Escape as the Reality of "Regime Change" Settles In. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-08-18). The Spoils of War: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by The article below was first published in 2005. Below is a detailed update followed by the original 2005 article. | Author's Note and Update | The US opioid crisis broadly def…

Staff (2021-08-18). Headlines for August 18, 2021. democracynow.org Taliban Addresses Women's Rights, Press Freedom in First Press Conference Since Takeover, U.S. Continues Evacuations as Top Dems Pledge to Investigate Biden's Afghanistan Exit, Haiti Earthquake Death Toll Hits 2,000 as Survivors, Many Now Unhoused, Lashed by Tropical Storm, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Alabama Runs Out of ICU Beds; 3,000 NOLA Students and Staff in Quarantine, New Zealand Orders Lockdown After ID'ing One COVID Case, Tokyo Extends State of Emergency; Thai Protesters Demand PM Step Down for Mishandling COVID, India Bans Single-Use Plastics, But New Law Contains Major Loopho…

_____ (2021-08-18). Protesting Settler Colonialism In The Neoliberal University. popularresistance.org During May's uprising in Palestine against the latest aggression of the apartheid Israeli state, a few students at the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) in Rotterdam wanted to express their solidarity with the struggle. They hung a banner on the institute's building that read: "STOP THE ETHNIC CLEANSING; #SaveSheikhJarrah; Free Palestine." The action took place at a time when the vicious attacks on civilians in Gaza, the ultra-right-wing mob violence against Arabs in Israel and the forced evictions of the settler colonialist system in Jerusalem had resulted in a global show of solidarity. | A few hours after the banner…

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