Daily Archives: October 4, 2019

2019-10-04: News Headlines

Rob Urie (2019-10-04). Impeachment, Brought to You by the CIA. counterpunch.org For the first time in half a century, the political left in the U.S. is ascendant. Bernie Sanders is holding his own in the primaries. A group of well-considered programs to save the environment and provide good jobs and health care for all is gaining political traction. And the need is dire. The climate is warming, the seas are polluted and fished out and industrial agriculture threatens to end life on the planet. So, it's time to change the subject? More

WSWS (2019-10-04). Trump announces plan to further privatize Medicare. wsws.org The Democrats are basing their impeachment drive not on opposition to Trump's fascistic attack on immigrants and pro-corporate social policies, but on claims that he is not pursuing US foreign policy aggressively enough.

teleSUR (2019-10-04). Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man at Gaza Border. telesurenglish.net The Israeli Defense Forces opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators Friday, killing at least one person and wounding many others, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement. | RELATED: | 20 Year Old Killed in Gaza Protests | According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, nearly 6,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip gathered near the border to protest against Israel's discrimatory policies. | During the protest, the Israeli Defense Forces fired live rounds towards the protesters after they alleged…

WSWS (2019-10-04). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org On Wednesday Greek unions staged a one-day strike against right-wing changes in labour laws while strikes and protests are continuing in South Africa by bank workers, health workers, pilots, firefighters and other sections of workers.

United Nations (2019-10-04). FIFA and UN kick off healthy living campaign, to harness global game's 'huge potential'. un.org At a ceremony held in Geneva on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) and football's world governing body, FIFA, announced that they are teaming up to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

WSWS (2019-10-04). Chicago teachers, schools staff and parks district workers set joint October 17 strike date. wsws.org Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants teachers to accept wage increases that barely rise above the inflation rate along with higher healthcare costs and more cuts to school services.

commondreams (2019-10-04). U.N. Expert Committee Recommends Global Elimination of Toxic Chemical Harming Health of Firefighters: PFHXs, Used as Substitute for Banned PFOS and PFOA, Recommended for Global Ban. commondreams.org ______________________________…

John Nichols (2019-10-04). It's Time for Bernie to Talk About Himself. thenation.com It's Time for Bernie to Talk About Himself…

United Nations (2019-10-04). Ground-breaking clean air protocol to guard human health and the planet, enters into force. un.org European and North American countries will take a major stride in cleaning up the atmosphere next Monday, 7 October, through the implementation of an amended legally binding treaty to limit the amount of emissions polluting the air.

United Nations (2019-10-04). UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust. un.org One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities combined with the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, United Nations agencies said on Friday.

WSWS (2019-10-04). Bernie Sanders halts campaign activities over health crisis. wsws.org The candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination was hospitalized Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada and received two stents in an artery.

commondreams (2019-10-04). Trump's New Health Care Executive Order Distracts From Real Health Care Issues for Small Business. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Bill C. Davis (2019-10-04). A Criminal Trump, GOP Complicity, and Hitler's "Chimera of Conscience" commondreams.org US President Donald Trump speaks after signing an executive order regarding Medicare at Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center October 3, 2019, in The Villages, Florida. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_chimera_of_conscience_hitler.jpg

Marlee Kokotovic (2019-10-04). Joe Biden's third-quarter campaign fundraising millions of dollars less than Sanders despite big-money. nationofchange.org Former Vice President Joe Biden relies heavily on high-dollar fundraisers and big-money donations to campaign for 2020 U.S. President. This third quarter, however, his billionaire real estate tycoons, insurance CEOs, and natural gas executives did not meet his quota leaving Biden far behind Sen. Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. These fundraising totals often represent how …

Diane Archer (2019-10-04). Watch Out, Seniors! Trump Just Launched a Stealth Attack on Medicare. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order to protect and improve Medicare at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. (Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_medicare.png

The Canary (2019-10-03). Three pharma firms accused of collusion over NHS drug supply. thecanary.co Three drug firms have been found provisionally guilty by the competition watchdog of colluding over the supply of a life-saving treatment for thousands of patients on the NHS. | The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it believes pharmaceutical firm Aspen paid two rivals — Amilco and Tiofarma — to stay out of the market for fludrocortisone acetate tablets — a treatment for Addison's disease. | Aspen's actions protected its UK monopoly over the supply of the drug to the NHS and gave the firm the opportunity to increase prices by up to 1,800%, the CMA said. | In exchange, it is alleged th…

United Nations (2019-10-03). FAO plants new efforts to protect bananas under disease threat. un.org In a renewed effort to help protect banana crops in Latin America and the Caribbean, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency project to curb major plant losses threatened by a fungal disease, the agency announced on Thursday.

Julie Hollar (2019-10-02). Corporate Journalists Push Tax Attack on Medicare for All. fair.org Election Focus 2020: Centrist think tank Third Way commissioned an August poll on how to turn people off of Medicare for All, and one of the strongest tactics turned out to be emphasizing what the plan would cost taxpayers. Lo and behold, the tax line has become a central focus of media coverage of Medicare for All.

United Nations (2019-10-02). WHO chief underscores need to address climate change following visit to Bahamas. un.org The top UN health official has called for the world to rally around The Bahamas as the country continues to emerge from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian one month ago.

United Nations (2019-10-01). Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy. un.org Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Tuesday.

United Nations (2019-10-01). WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.6 million in Sudan from cholera. un.org UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated.

United Nations (2019-10-01). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day. un.org Tuesday's top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.

Staff (2019-10-01). Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution. democracynow.org Newark, New Jersey, city officials recently announced thousands of water filters handed out to residents have significantly reduced lead in drinking water to safe levels. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, spiking even higher in 2019. Over the summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against Newark, accusing it of violating federal safe drinking water laws. The crisis came to a head last month following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. Meanwhile, New Jersey officials have signed off on a $120 million bond with Essex County to…

Staff (2019-10-01). Headlines for October 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Subpoena Giuliani over Ukraine Work, Report: Trump Pressured Australia, Italy & U.K. to Help with Political Probes, Trump Renews Threats Against Schiff and Intelligence Whistleblower, Hong Kong Protests Escalate as Beijing Marks 70th Anniversary of People's Republic of China, Four Die in Ongoing Anti-Government Protests in Haiti, Somali Militants Attack U.S. Drone Base & Italian Military Convoy, Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore Pleads Not Guilty, Remains Locked Up, U.S. Blocks Cuban Health Minister from Attending Regional WHO Meeting in D.C., GOP Congressmember Chris Collins Resigns over Insider…

Staff (2019-09-30). Stateless in Malaysia. therealnews.com The stateless people in Sabah, Malaysia are denied access to schools, jobs, and healthcare, and their village is facing demolition. They have found advocates in the youth movement Borneo Komrad.

Ryan Gebhardt (2019-09-30). Lancaster, PA march demands right to healthcare in the face of hospital closure, corporate profiteering. liberationnews.org Community members in Lancaster, Pennsylvania came into the streets on September 21 to march in the heat for the right to quality healthcare.

pip.hinman (2019-09-27). Time to stand up for public healthcare. greenleft.org.au civil rights Mischa FrankIssue 1239 Australia Medicare private health insurance funding cutsSeptember 27, 2019The federal Coali…

ACLU (2019-09-26). Kentucky's Abortion Law Forces Me to Humiliate My Patients. aclu.org H.B. 2 is cruel, offensive, and the Supreme Court should strike it down. | I'm a doctor at the only abortion clinic in Kentucky. Providing safe, compassionate medical care has been my life's calling, and my patients' well-being is always my first priority. But Kentucky politicians — determined as usual to interfere with access to reproductive healthcare — are trying to force me to harm and humili…

Fight Back (2019-09-26). "Suicide by cop" is murder by cop. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! is circulating statement by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar | Minneapolis, MN – Keaton James Larson, Travis Jordan, Billy Hughes, Archer Amorosi and Phil Quinn are a few of the many Minnesotans who were dealing with a mental health crisis when killed by those who are paid to "protect and serve," leading some to ask the question "Were the victims suicidal?" | The question should not be "Was the victim suicidal?" but "Would the victim be alive if the police had handled the situation more appropriately?" In the case of Brian Quinones, killed on September 9 by police in Richfield, the answer…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-05). Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting. splcenter.org The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-19). House Casts Historic Vote to Repeal Authorization for Endless War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 19, 2019 — In response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 2740 (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020), which includes language to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) eight months after …

2019-10-04: Social Media Postees

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Trump announces plan to further privatize Medicare
wsws.org | 2019-10-04
The Democrats are basing their impeachment drive not on opposition to Trump's fascistic attack on immigrants and pro-corporate social policies, but on claims that he is not pursuing US foreign policy aggressively enough.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/04/medi-o04.html

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2019-10-04
On Wednesday Greek unions staged a one-day strike against right-wing changes in labour laws while strikes and protests are continuing in South Africa by bank workers, health workers, pilots, firefighters and other sections of workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/04/work-o04.html

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man at Gaza Border
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-04
The Israeli Defense Forces opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators Friday, killing at least one person and wounding many others, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement. | RELATED: | 20 Year Old Killed in Gaza Protests | According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, nearly 6,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip gathered near the border to protest against Israel's discrimatory policies. | During the protest, the Israeli Defense Forces fired live rounds towards the protesters after they alleged…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israeli-Forces-Kill-Palestinian-Man-at-Gaza-Border-20191004-0005.html

Trump's New Health Care Executive Order Distracts From Real Health Care Issues for Small Business
commondreams.org | 2019-10-04
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/10/04/trumps-new-health-care-executive-order-distracts-real-health-care-issues-small?cd-origin=rss

Chicago teachers, schools staff and parks district workers set joint October 17 strike date
wsws.org | 2019-10-04
Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants teachers to accept wage increases that barely rise above the inflation rate along with higher healthcare costs and more cuts to school services.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/04/chic-o04.html

It's Time for Bernie to Talk About Himself
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-04
It's Time for Bernie to Talk About Himself…
thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-health/

Impeachment, Brought to You by the CIA
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
For the first time in half a century, the political left in the U.S. is ascendant. Bernie Sanders is holding his own in the primaries. A group of well-considered programs to save the environment and provide good jobs and health care for all is gaining political traction. And the need is dire. The climate is warming, the seas are polluted and fished out and industrial agriculture threatens to end life on the planet. So, it's time to change the subject?
counterpunch.org/2019/10/04/impeachment-brought-to-you-by-the-cia/

Ground-breaking clean air protocol to guard human health and the planet, enters into force
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-04
European and North American countries will take a major stride in cleaning up the atmosphere next Monday, 7 October, through the implementation of an amended legally binding treaty to limit the amount of emissions polluting the air.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048612

FIFA and UN kick off healthy living campaign, to harness global game's 'huge potential'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-04
At a ceremony held in Geneva on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) and football's world governing body, FIFA, announced that they are teaming up to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048572

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-04
One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities combined with the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, United Nations agencies said on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048562

Bernie Sanders halts campaign activities over health crisis
wsws.org | 2019-10-04
The candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination was hospitalized Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada and received two stents in an artery.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/04/sand-o04.html

U.N. Expert Committee Recommends Global Elimination of Toxic Chemical Harming Health of Firefighters: PFHXs, Used as Substitute for Banned PFOS and PFOA, Recommended for Global Ban
commondreams.org | 2019-10-04
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/10/04/un-expert-committee-recommends-global-elimination-toxic-chemical-harming-health?cd-origin=rss

A Criminal Trump, GOP Complicity, and Hitler's "Chimera of Conscience"
Bill C. Davis | commondreams.org | 2019-10-04
US President Donald Trump speaks after signing an executive order regarding Medicare at Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center October 3, 2019, in The Villages, Florida. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_chimera_of_conscience_hitler.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/04/criminal-trump-gop-complicity-and-hitlers-chimera-conscience?cd-origin=rss

Watch Out, Seniors! Trump Just Launched a Stealth Attack on Medicare
Diane Archer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-04
U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order to protect and improve Medicare at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. (Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_medicare.png
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/04/watch-out-seniors-trump-just-launched-stealth-attack-medicare?cd-origin=rss

Joe Biden's third-quarter campaign fundraising millions of dollars less than Sanders despite big-money
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-04
Former Vice President Joe Biden relies heavily on high-dollar fundraisers and big-money donations to campaign for 2020 U.S. President. This third quarter, however, his billionaire real estate tycoons, insurance CEOs, and natural gas executives did not meet his quota leaving Biden far behind Sen. Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. These fundraising totals often represent how …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/04/joe-bidens-third-quarter-campaign-fundraising-millions-of-dollars-less-than-sanders-despite-big-money/

Three pharma firms accused of collusion over NHS drug supply
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-03
Three drug firms have been found provisionally guilty by the competition watchdog of colluding over the supply of a life-saving treatment for thousands of patients on the NHS. | The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it believes pharmaceutical firm Aspen paid two rivals — Amilco and Tiofarma — to stay out of the market for fludrocortisone acetate tablets — a treatment for Addison's disease. | Aspen's actions protected its UK monopoly over the supply of the drug to the NHS and gave the firm the opportunity to increase prices by up to 1,800%, the CMA said. | In exchange, it is alleged th…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/10/03/three-pharma-firms-accused-of-collusion-over-nhs-drug-supply/

FAO plants new efforts to protect bananas under disease threat
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-03
In a renewed effort to help protect banana crops in Latin America and the Caribbean, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency project to curb major plant losses threatened by a fungal disease, the agency announced on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048532

WHO chief underscores need to address climate change following visit to Bahamas
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
The top UN health official has called for the world to rally around The Bahamas as the country continues to emerge from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian one month ago.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048402

Corporate Journalists Push Tax Attack on Medicare for All
Julie Hollar | fair.org | 2019-10-02
Election Focus 2020: Centrist think tank Third Way commissioned an August poll on how to turn people off of Medicare for All, and one of the strongest tactics turned out to be emphasizing what the plan would cost taxpayers. Lo and behold, the tax line has become a central focus of media coverage of Medicare for All.
fair.org/home/corporate-journalists-push-tax-attack-on-medicare-for-all/

Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048282

WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.6 million in Sudan from cholera
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048322

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
Tuesday's top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048342

Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-01
Newark, New Jersey, city officials recently announced thousands of water filters handed out to residents have significantly reduced lead in drinking water to safe levels. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, spiking even higher in 2019. Over the summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against Newark, accusing it of violating federal safe drinking water laws. The crisis came to a head last month following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. Meanwhile, New Jersey officials have signed off on a $120 million bond with Essex County to…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/1/newark_water_crisis_mayor_baraka

Capitalism's doctor shortage is about to get even worse
Roger Kulp | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
In capitalist society, healthcare is not guaranteed as a constitutionally protected right.
liberationnews.org/capitalisms-doctor-shortage-is-about-to-get-even-worse/

Lancaster, PA march demands right to healthcare in the face of hospital closure, corporate profiteering
Ryan Gebhardt | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
Community members in Lancaster, Pennsylvania came into the streets on September 21 to march in the heat for the right to quality healthcare.
liberationnews.org/lancaster-pa-march-demands-right-to-healthcare-in-the-face-of-hospital-closure-corporate-profiteering/

Stateless in Malaysia
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-30
The stateless people in Sabah, Malaysia are denied access to schools, jobs, and healthcare, and their village is facing demolition. They have found advocates in the youth movement Borneo Komrad.
therealnews.com/stories/stateless-in-malaysia

Time to stand up for public healthcare
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-27
civil rights Mischa FrankIssue 1239 Australia Medicare private health insurance funding cutsSeptember 27, 2019The federal Coali…
greenleft.org.au/content/time-stand-public-healthcare

Kentucky's Abortion Law Forces Me to Humiliate My Patients
aclu.org | 2019-09-26
H.B. 2 is cruel, offensive, and the Supreme Court should strike it down. | I'm a doctor at the only abortion clinic in Kentucky. Providing safe, compassionate medical care has been my life's calling, and my patients' well-being is always my first priority. But Kentucky politicians — determined as usual to interfere with access to reproductive healthcare — are trying to force me to harm and humili…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/abortion/kentuckys-abortion-law-forces-me-humiliate-my-patients

"Suicide by cop" is murder by cop
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-26
Fight Back! is circulating statement by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar | Minneapolis, MN – Keaton James Larson, Travis Jordan, Billy Hughes, Archer Amorosi and Phil Quinn are a few of the many Minnesotans who were dealing with a mental health crisis when killed by those who are paid to "protect and serve," leading some to ask the question "Were the victims suicidal?" | The question should not be "Was the victim suicidal?" but "Would the victim be alive if the police had handled the situation more appropriately?" In the case of Brian Quinones, killed on September 9 by police in Richfield, the answer…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/25/suicide-cop-murder-cop

Three Percent Security Force's Split Highlights Plague of Infighting
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
The incessant power struggles that plague militia groups prompted defections in the Three Percent Security Force, robbed its leader of control and delivered the well-known antigovernment militia to the man who defied his commander.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/06/three-percent-security-forces-split-highlights-plague-infighting