2020-09-02: News Headlines

Patrick Bond (2020-09-02). Wallerstein Expanded the South African Independent Left's Horizons. counterpunch.org (World-systems sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein was born in 1930 and died on August 31 last year. As part of the Hong Kong-based Global University for Sustainability's tribute, several South Africans remembered his role here.) In introducing The Essential Wallerstein in 2000, Immanuel Wallerstein wrote, I credit my African studies with opening my eyes both to the

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-02). US Seeks Anti-China Alliance, Flashpoint Taiwan Strait. globalresearch.ca Sino/US relations are more fraught with dangers than at any time since Nixon's 1972 meeting with Mao in Beijing — followed by formal normalization of relations by Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping in 1979. | Growing mistrust and friction define bilateral …

Mitchell Plitnick (2020-09-02). Pompeo Tries to Extort Cash from Struggling Sudan. globalresearch.ca Mike Pompeo's Middle East trip during the

350 (2020-09-02). Facing Downturn in U.S. and Global Markets, Big Oil Targets Africa to Dump Plastics. globalresearch.ca American oil companies are keen to export more plastics to Africa through Kenya. According to the

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Greece reports 1st COVID-19 case in Moria refugee camp. yenisafak.com The first coronavirus case was reported in the Moria refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, Greece, local media reported on Wednesday.A 40-year-old Somali national, who was granted asylum, tested positive for coronavirus, daily Ekathimerini English said.The man was in Athens but returned to the Lesvos island after not being able to settle the capital.A team from the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) will investigate the situation to trace back people whom the infected refugee came into contact, according the to report.The Moria camp, which currently hosts more than 20,000 though original…

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Saudi Arabia allows UAE-Israel flights to use its airspace. yenisafak.com Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday its approval of the UAE's request to allow Emirati flights to and from Israel to cross its airspace.According to a statement by the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority, Riyadh has approved the request received from its counterpart in the UAE which includes that the Kingdom gives a passage to the flights coming to the Abu Dhabi and departing from there to all countries.On Monday, the first Israeli commercial flight landed in the UAE as a first manifestation of the agreement to normalize ties between the two countries.The Monday's Israeli plane crossed Saudi airspace, thereby the flying…

Simon Watkins (2020-09-02). What the UAE-Israel Deal Really Means for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca The announcement on 13 August that Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will normalise relations, around the same as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he was suspending plans to annex more areas of the West Bank …

Staff (2020-09-01). Hurricane Laura Floods ICE Jails in Louisiana as Asylum Seekers from Cameroon Strike over Conditions. democracynow.org People held in immigration jails in Louisiana report horrific conditions and continued mistreatment after Hurricane Laura devastated the area. Immigrants detained at the LaSalle and Jackson Parish jails say that after the storm, the two facilities have flooded with urine and feces and lack electricity, clean food or water. Many of those protesting the conditions are from Cameroon, and refugee rights groups, including the Cameroon American Council, are demanding an investigation into conditions. "The current immigration system is based on the racist practices, the white supremacy of 400 years," says Sylvie Bello,…

news.un (2020-09-01). UN agencies support flood response in Sudan but warn aid stocks 'rapidly' depleting. news.un.org The UN and its partners are supporting the Sudanese Government as it responds to recent severe flooding, which has killed 90 people and affected 380,000 others, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Tuesday.

Lucia Sabini Fraga (2020-09-01). The resistance of Senegalese street vendors. peoplesdispatch.org With respect to the wave of anti-racist protests in the US, we reviewed the experiences of Senegalese workers on two different parts of the world. On the one hand, street vendors in the city of Buenos Aires -organized in the CTEP- who struggle everyday to survive the world of the street, police abuse and social indifference. And on the other hand, the group that created the TopManta brand, a textile venture in Barcelona that defends the genuine work of immigrants and produces a clothing line with an anti-slavery stamp. | The first attempts to reach them by phone were all unsuccessful. Alpha had meetings at the CT…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-01). Rafael Correa makes another attempt to overcome suppression of his political rights. peoplesdispatch.org Wednesday September 2 is the last day for the candidates elected in the primary elections to formalize their participation in the 2021 general elections in Ecuador…

RT (2020-09-01). French anti-terrorist unit in Mali kills civilian in bus incident. rt.com A French military unit deployed in the West African country of Mali has killed one civilian and injured two more on board a bus that approached its convoy. The anti-terrorist unit has been on alert after a recent roadside bombing. | The bus ignored visual warnings and kept going at high speed toward the convoy of troops assigned to Operation Barkhane, the French military said on Tuesday. The troops then fired a second warning volley into the ground, but the bullets ricocheted into the bus, injuring three people inside — one of them fatally. | The French army offered "sincere condolences" to the family of…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-01). The long road to peace in Sudan. peoplesdispatch.org On August 31, the transitional government and rebel groups signed a peace agreement in Sudan. There is a long way to go before meaningful peace can be achieved and the Sudanese government has to take a number of steps…

Maazi Oluchi Ibe (2020-09-01). Nigeria: The Politics of Ethnicity, Its Impact on Development and Biafra's Quest for Self-Determination. globalresearch.ca Undoubtedly, Nigeria has entered a period of political uncertainty. With the next presidential election fast approaching, some politicians and experts are strongly advocating for, among others, a constitutional review considered as the best way to preserve peace and stability in …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). UAE normalization ties with Israel violates regional peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that United Arab Emirates' normalization of ties with the Zionist regime violates peace and security in the region.

yenisafak (2020-09-01). Top EU diplomat meets with Libyan premier. yenisafak.com EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met on Tuesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his government in the capital Tripoli.The leaders discussed how to advance with the political process to preserve the cease-fire announced by warring parties last month, Borrell wrote on social media. | Borrell and Sarraj also spoke about resuming negotiations between military delegations of the Libyan government and warlord Khalifa Haftar. | Borrell also mentioned the possibility of lifting the sanctions on oil trade, but he insisted on keeping the UN arms embargo, calling it a key "to bring the Libyan conflict to…

yenisafak (2020-09-01). Turkey reiterates negotiation for fair share in E.Med. yenisafak.com Turkey is in favor of negotiations for fair share of resource in the Eastern Mediterranean, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday.Addressing a joint news conference with his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum in the capital Ankara, Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu said if armaments on the Meis island exceed limits determined by agreements, Greece will be loser.In July, after Athens objected to Ankara's seismic survey in an area south of the island of Meis, or Kastellorizo, German diplomatic efforts helped defuse tensions between Turkey and Greece.But Greece's controversial move to…

yenisafak (2020-09-01). Bahrain king tells Kushner Gulf stability relies on Saudi. yenisafak.com The king of Bahrain told White House adviser Jared Kushner on Tuesday that stability in the Gulf region relies on Saudi Arabia, state news agency BNA said.Kushner is visiting Gulf countries following an Aug. 13 accord between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalise relations and has said he hopes more countries will also cement ties with Israel.Saudi Arabia, Bahrain's close ally, has said its price for normalising relations with Israel is the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

yenisafak (2020-09-01). US, UK, Norway welcome initial peace deal in Sudan. yenisafak.com The US, the UK and Norway said Wednesday that they welcome the peace agreement between Sudan's government and a rebel alliance, describing it as "the first step in a long process to rebuild hope and stability for conflict-affected communities in Sudan.""The peace agreement lays a foundation for sustainable peace and stability in Darfur and other conflict-affected areas that is critical for Sudan's democratic transition," a joint statement by the Troika countries said.They said they "recognise the concessions all have made to conclude these negotiations" and "call on all parties to implement the agreement in good…

Staff (2020-08-31). Remembering Chadwick Boseman: Ibram X Kendi on Legacy of "Black Panther" Actor, Cancer & Anti-Racism. democracynow.org Tributes continue to pour in for beloved actor Chadwick Boseman after his death at age 43 following a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman is best known for his iconic role as King T'Challa in the groundbreaking "Black Panther" — the first mainstream Black superhero movie and a smash hit that earned more than $1 billion at the box office. He is also widely acclaimed for his portrayal of major historical figures such as Thurgood Marshall, James Brown and Jackie Robinson. Boseman's death has highlighted the higher rates of colon cancer among Black men and the links to systemic racism. "Cancer,…

Staff (2020-08-31). Remembering Chadwick Boseman: Ibram X. Kendi on Legacy of "Black Panther" Actor, Cancer & Antiracism. democracynow.org Tributes continue to pour in for beloved actor Chadwick Boseman after his death at age 43 following a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman is best known for his iconic role as King T'Challa in the groundbreaking "Black Panther" — the first mainstream Black superhero movie and a smash hit that earned more than $1 billion at the box office. He is also widely acclaimed for his portrayal of major historical figures such as Thurgood Marshall, James Brown and Jackie Robinson. Boseman's death has highlighted the higher rates of colon cancer among Black men and the links to systemic racism. "Cancer,…

Staff (2020-08-31). Headlines for August 31, 2020. democracynow.org Protests Continue in Kenosha as Officials Plead with Trump to Cancel Visit, One Dead in Portland as Pro-Trump Rally Clashes with Antiracist Protesters, U.S. COVID-19 Cases Top 6 Million, Deaths Top 183,000, Under Pressure from Trump, FDA Admits It Might Approve Vaccine Before Trials End, Gaza Extends Lockdown, India Reports Record Daily Numbers as Global COVID-19 Cases Top 25 Million, Chadwick Boseman, Beloved and Groundbreaking Actor, Dies at 43 After Battle with Cancer, "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" Rally Held on 57th Anniverary of March on Washington, Mustapha Adib Set to Become New Prime Minister of Lebanon,…

teleSUR (2020-08-31). Niger: Floods Leaves 51 Casualties During Rainy Season. telesurenglish.net Niger authorities said on Monday that about 51 people died after severe flooding in August. | RELATED: | "Adamawa state has been flagged, and the highly probable flood risk areas are Yola North, Yola South, and Lamurde LGAs, while the probable flood risk areas are Numan, Guyuk, and Demsa," Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq tweeted. | Over 26,000 househ…

teleSUR (2020-08-31). Chile: Another Mapuche Prisoner on Hunger Strike Hospitalized. telesurenglish.net Mapuche political prisoner Eliseo Reiman Sunday was transferred from Lebu prison to a hospital after he spent two months of hunger strike and seven days of not drinking water. | RELATED: | "Reiman's health is deteriorating due to the hunger strike that he and his comrades have been carrying out," the Mapuche spokesman Miguel Maliqueo informed. | The prisoner's relatives asked Lebu's authorities for a doctor they trust…

teleSUR (2020-08-31). US Officials in Abu Dhabi After Brokering Israel-UAE Agreement. telesurenglish.net The two-day visit will include working meetings to sign various cooperation deals, following the US-brokered agreement to normalize diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE, announced on August 13. | RELATED: | Headed by U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Senior U.S. Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner, the U.S. government delegation joins Israel's chief of National Security Council, Meir Ben…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-31). Sudanese government and majority of the rebel forces sign peace agreement. peoplesdispatch.org The transitional government and the bulk of groups that make up the Sudanese Revolutionary Front signed a peace agreement in Juba, South Sudan, after months of talks…

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-31). Niger to prevent UNSC from abusing US unilateralism: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep.01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Niger will prevent abuse of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for US unilateralism.

yenisafak (2020-08-31). Who is the leader of the Muslim world? Egyptians say 'Turkey' all the way. yenisafak.com Despite all the smear campaigns launched against Turkey in Egypt under the administration of putschist Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the people of Egypt continue to stand by Turkey and have deemed Erdogan the leader of the Muslim world.A poll conducted with the participation of 1,047 Egyptians by Turkey-based research company Areda Survey yielded quite the shocking results and shed light on how the people of Egypt really feel towards Turkey.When asked, "Who is the leader of the Muslim world besides your own country?", 31,4 percent of respondents answered "Turkey," with Saudi Arabia lagging far behind with only 10,4 perce…

yenisafak (2020-08-31). At least 100 doctors die of coronavirus in Indonesia. yenisafak.com At least 100 Indonesian doctors have died of the novel coronavirus since the pandemic started in March, a doctors association said on Monday."There have been 100 doctors who died while handling COVID-19. Likewise, the number of other health workers who have died also climbed," Daeng Faqih, chairman of Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), said in a statement.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Halik Malik, the association spokesman, said the number of doctors who have died increased significantly over the last two months.As of Aug. 4, the doctors association recorded deaths of 74 doctors, and the number climbed by 26 ove…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-08-31). "Is There No End to Big Oil's Evil?" Campaigners Condemn Industry Plan to Pour US Plastics Into Africa. commondreams.org Anti-pollution advocates responded with alarm to the American Chemistry Council's reported efforts to influence a pending U.S.-Kenya trade deal. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12282284701.jpg

Juan Cole (2020-08-30). Chadwick Boseman's Wakanda: Afro-Futurism is in the Present. zcomm.org In one of his many achievements, Boseman (along with the MCU creative team) deployed the tropes of science fiction to create new images of Africa, but African scientific and technological advance is in the present…

Juan Cole (2020-08-30). Chadwick Boseman's Wakanda: Afro-Futurism Is in the Present. commondreams.org Skyline of the business district in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city with a population of over 12 million. (Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-481661017_1.jpg

G. Dunkel (2020-08-30). Masses cheer as protests force out government in Mali. workers.org Bamako, Mali After months of agitation and protests — some going on for days, involving thousands of people and substantial injuries — the Malian Army arrested President Ibrahim Boubacar KeàØta (IBK), Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and the entire cabinet Aug. 18. The June 5 Movement — Rally of Patriotic . . . |

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-08-30). Zimbabwe's left and progressive forces face a quandary. peoplesdispatch.org The government in Zimbabwe is relying on large scale deployment of security forces to quell the protests sweeping the country, which may turn into a mass uprising. Left forces have however warned that the protests could be hijacked…

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-30). 'Saudi Arabia, UAE leaders of hypocrisy campaign'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) — Leader of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah Movement Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the leaders of the hypocrisy campaign.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-30). Nigerian Police attacks Shiite mourners on Ashura. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) — Dozens of people were injured and two were arrested after Nigerian police attacked mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) on Ashura day, Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-08-30). Black Panther Actor Boseman Had Close Bond with Late NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, He Told HBO Show. sputniknews.com After Kobe Bryant's death in January, Chadwick Boseman recalled how the two had planned a joint project, as the NBA pro had considered dipping his toe into something artistic, albeit also sports-related.

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Jordan releases cartoonist held over UAE drawing. yenisafak.com Jordan on Sunday decided to release a cartoonist held for drawing a cartoon mocking a recent deal to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel.Emad Hajjaj was arrested by Jordanian police on charges of insulting an Arab country after he drew a caricature that mocks UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as Israel refused to allow the UAE to buy F-35 warplanes from the US despite Abu Dhabi's normalization deal with Tel Aviv."The Judiciary has ordered Hajjaj's release," his lawyer Marwan Salem told Anadolu Agency.The lawyer, however, did not give any further details, and there wa…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). S.African president Ramaphosa to appear before ruling party's integrity commission. yenisafak.com South African president Cyril Ramaphosa will appear before the governing African National Congress party's integrity commission over controversial campaign donations, the deputy secretary of the ruling party said on Sunday.Ramaphosa has staked his reputation on cleaning up South African politics since he replaced former president Jacob Zuma 2-1/2 years ago, but he has been constrained by factional battles in the ANC, where a section of the party remains loyal to Zuma."He has made contact with the integrity committee and he will be presenting himself there for a discussion on the CR17 funds," said ANC deputy secre…

yenisafak (2020-08-30). Mauritius fishermen battle to save dozens dolphins near oil spill. yenisafak.com Fishermen battled on Sunday to save dozens of injured dolphins washed ashore in Mauritius where in recent days at least 40 of the animals were found dead in a lagoon near the site of an oil spill from a Japanese bulk carrier which struck a coral reef.Yasfeer Heenaye, a fisherman near Pointe aux Feuilles on the island's eastern shore, said he had counted at least 45 dead dolphins since they were first discovered on Wednesday, and said half a dozen more dolphins were in the bay fighting for their lives.He said he believed the animals' vision was impaired by the spilled oil, which is how they ended up on the reef wh…

Juan Cole (2020-08-29). How Trump brought us 11.1% Unemployment, lost Manufacturing Jobs, worsened Trade Deficits and Kowtowed to China. zcomm.org Trump has the worst job creation record of any modern president and far worse than even the much maligned Jimmy Carter…

RT (2020-08-29). Condolences pour in as 'Black Panther' star & 'Wakanda king' Chadwick Boseman dies after prolonged battle with cancer. rt.com Actor Chadwick Boseman, star of Marvel superhero hit 'Black Panther,' has passed away at the age of 43 after a years-long battle with colon cancer, which had progressed to stage four. | "It is with immeasurable grief that we can confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman," read a statement from the actor's family, shared to his Twitter account. | "A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it…

Ramona Shelburne, Marc J. Spears, Adrian Wojnarowski, Malika Andrews and Zach Lowe (2020-08-29). Inside the hectic hours around a historic NBA boycott. zcomm.org The NBA had reached a point where it just needed to stop. To think, to feel, to plan…

Oye Gureje, John Appiah-Poku, Toyin Bello, Lola Kola, Ricardo Araya, Dan Chisholm, Oluyomi Esan, Benjamin Harris, Victor Makanjuola, Caleb Othieno, LeShawndra Price, Soraya Seedat (2020-08-29). [Articles] Effect of collaborative care between traditional and faith healers and primary health-care workers on psychosis outcomes in Nigeria and Ghana (COSIMPO): a cluster randomised controlled trial. thelancet.com A collaborative shared care delivered by TFH and conventional health-care providers for people with psychosis was effective and cost-effective. The model of care offers the prospect of scaling up improved care to this vulnerable population in settings with low resources.

Sima Barmania (2020-08-29). [World Report] Questions over health response to Mauritius oil spill. thelancet.com The government has denied that symptoms are a direct result of oil exposure and experts have criticised the response. Sima Barmania reports.

yenisafak (2020-08-29). Jordan urged to free cartoonist held over UAE drawing. yenisafak.com Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Jordanian authorities to immediately release a cartoonist for drawing a satirical cartoon about a recent normalization deal between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel.Emad Hajjaj was arrested by Jordanian police on charges of insulting an Arab country."Calling a satirical cartoon a terrorism offense only confirms that Jordan intends to muzzle citizens who speak freely," Joe Stork, HRW's deputy Middle East director, said in a statement."This arrest sends the message that Jordanian authorities would rather abuse the rights of their own citizens than risk offending…

yenisafak (2020-08-29). Palestinians appeal for return of martyrs' bodies. yenisafak.com It has been almost 50 years since Palestinian Ali Abu Maliha went missing.His brother, Mahmoud Amr, accused the Israeli occupation of being behind his brother's disappearance during an interview with Anadolu Agency.Amr, a resident of Dura, south of the West Bank, said he was in prison when his brother left home for a "struggle mission" against Israeli occupation in the early 1970s. It was the last time he and his family heard any news about Abu Maliha."The occupation is responsible for the disappearance of my brother," Amr said, adding that his family has communicated with the International Committee of the Red C…