Daily Archives: August 8, 2021

2021-08-08: News Headlines

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-08-08). Rent is a Scam: Notes From the Edge of the Narrative Matrix. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Aug 5, 2021 | A poor person in the US has to bend over backwards and degrade themselves in all sorts of official and unofficial ways for a few bucks in welfare, but the Pentagon can spend trillions on a 20-year war that achieves nothing but making assholes rich without being asked a question. | ‚ùñ | The bad news is the oligarchic empire is ratcheting up authoritarian control with the goal of trapping us in an Orwellian dystopia so gradually we don't notice, but the good news is they won't succeed because they'll get us all killed via nuclear war or climate collapse…

Staff (2021-08-07). WATCH: Taliban fighters joyride in Humvees after capturing Nimroz provincial capital & seizing more US-made weaponry. rt.com Taliban militants were spotted parading around in US-made Humvees after seizing a major city in Nimroz province, footage shows — the first regional capital to fall to the group as it launches a wave of attacks across Afghanistan. | The militants were seen making victory laps around the city of Zaranj on Friday afternoon in the captured vehicles, having just captured the provincial capital after overrunning Afghan government forces. |

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Watch Taliban Militants Parade in US-Made Humvees After Seizing Afghan Provincial Capital. sputniknews.com On Friday, Afghanistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ghulam Isaczai told the UN Security Council that the scale and scope of the ongoing Taliban* offensive in the country "are akin to an invasion unparalleled in the last 30 years of the conflict".

Dave DeCamp (2021-08-07). Hezbollah Fires Rockets in Response to Israeli Airstrikes. news.antiwar.com Hezbollah responded Friday to recent Israeli shelling and airstrikes in southern Lebanon by firing rockets into Israel. The incident marks the Israel said 19 rockets were launched from Lebanon and that it fired back with artillery after the barrage. The back and forth is the most significant escalation between Israel and Hezbollah in years, but no casualties were reported on either side. | Israel's initial shelling of Lebanon took place late We…

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Israel-Hezbollah Confrontation is 'Exchange of Messages', War is Not on Horizon, Expert Says. sputniknews.com The reason for this is not only the reluctance of Hezbollah to draw Lebanon into another bloody conflict, especially now when the country is mired in deep economic and political crises. It also stems from Israel being preoccupied with other problems and the split within its own coalition.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-08-07). US transfers 40 ISIL forces to its base in Hasaka: report. en.mehrnews.com Syrian sources reported that the US military transferred dozens of ISIL prisoners in Syria to its base.

teleSUR, MER (2021-08-07). Defensa de diplomático Alex Saab expone ilegalidades en proceso. telesurtv.net El Tribunal de la Cedeao ha ordenado en dos ocasiones la libertad inmediata de Alex Saab ante las irregularidades en su detención.

Editor (2021-08-07). Security U.S. fears of China nuclear expansion… déjà vu of Soviet missile gap hype. mronline.org Media reports from the U.S. this week—regurgitated by the European press—highlighted concerns that China is embarking on a massive scale-up of underground silos for launching nuclear weapons.

_____ (2021-08-07). Humanity as a Species of the Stars or Lab Rats in Geopolitical Cage? strategic-culture.org Many of the breakthroughs in rocketry, space science and the atom which so profoundly altered the world during the 20th century happened within the unfortunate momentum generated by wars both hot and cold. | In these days of profound uncertainty, it is comforting knowing that certain fundamental truths still exist and serve as guiding lights through the dark waters. | Among the highest of those fundamental truths are those enunciated in 1967 by Reverend Martin Luther King who ruminated over the dangers of imperialism and nuclear war by stating "we still have a choice today: nonviolent co-existence or violent co-a…

ecns.cn (2021-08-07). What is the U.S. afraid of? What kind of 'truth' does it try to make up?>. ecns.cn The U.S.' "excessive efforts" on origin tracing has distorted this scientific issue while its failure to curb the surging COVID-19 cases has ruined its international image.

The Lancet (2021-08-07). [Editorial] Attending to the threat of nuclear weapons. thelancet.com Aug 6 and Aug 9 mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where roughly 140‚Äà000 and 74‚Äà000 people died, respectively. Last year saw the 75th anniversary, but it passed largely unnoticed by most of the world, which was perhaps understandably preoccupied with the all-too-present threat of COVID-19. Nuclear war is low in most people's priorities. But according to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2021, weapons of mass destruction are still the greatest long-term existential threat to the world.

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-07). Talibanes capturan una segunda capital provincial en Afganistán. telesurtv.net En la tarde del viernes, los talibanes tomaron el control de la ciudad de Zaranj, capital de la provincia suroccidental de Nimroz.

_____ (2021-08-07). Advocates Urge NYC To Be Nuclear Weapons Free. popularresistance.org In commemoration of the August 6 and August 9, 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, New York City-based nuclear disarmament advocates assembled outside the Municipal Building on August 6, 2021 to deliver a letter to Council Speaker Corey Johnson urging him to bring NYC nuclear disarmament legislation, Resolution 976 & Introduction 1621, to the floor for a vote. The site of the gathering is rich with history, because the development of the atomic bombs began across the street from City Hall at the Manhattan Project headquarters, at 270 Broadway.

ecns.cn (2021-08-07). WHO should conduct origin tracing in the US: China Daily editorial. ecns.cn A survey conducted around the world by China Global Television Network in the six official languages of the United Nations over the past few weeks found that 83.1 percent of the respondents support the World Health Organization carrying out a novel coronavirus origin tracing investigation in the United States.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-08-07). Iran not to hesitate to defend its sovereign rights in PG. en.mehrnews.com Condemning the G7 statement over baseless accusations against Iran, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that Iran will not hesitate to defend its sovereign rights in the Persian Gulf.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-08-07). Biden flubs number of vaccinated Americans. en.mehrnews.com In his speech on Friday, the US president made another blunder, making a mistake over the total number of vaccinated people in the United States.

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-07). Colombia suma una nueva masacre para llegar a 64 en el 2021. telesurtv.net La masacre se registró en el interior de una vivienda en el municipio colombiano de Soacha dejando tres hombre y una mujer muerta.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-08-07). Congresistas de EE.UU. piden a Biden cerrar cárcel en Guantánamo. telesurtv.net Los presidentes de varios comités legislativos se sumaron a la iniciativa para que se ejecute inmediatamente el cierre de la prisión.

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Edward Snowden Slams Apple's Plan to Scan Every User's Phone as 'Assault on Privacy'. sputniknews.com The tech giant previously announced it will be using the neuralMatch software in order to scan photos uploaded to the iCloud by American users and will notify the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) if child abuse imagery is discovered.

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