Daily News Digest September 11, 2020

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Due to Years of Austerity, Cuts to Public Health Care, And An Anti-Science and Profiteering President, The United States Now Leads the World In  Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in the World! And Now the Total Caronavirs Deaths in the United  States are Over 20%  of the Total Deaths in the Entire World!

Another Example Capitalism as a Failed System: World Capilalism Was Aware of the Danger of Cornovavirus Threat 4 Years Ago and Did Nothing!

Under Capitalism — Human Lives Don’t Matter  Capitalism Does Not, and Never Has, Worked for the Masses! In Its Death Agony, Capitalism Is Traveling About The World Like The Four Horsemen of the The Apocalypse, Spreading  Racism,  War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. The very future of Humanity Is Now At stake! By Roland SheppardLaura Gray’s cartoon from the front page of The Militant August 18, 1945, Under the Banner Headline: “There Is No Peace”

During This Economic Crisis, Capitalism’s Three-Point Political Program: 1.Austerity,2.Scapegoat Blacks, Minorities, and ‘Illegal’ Immigrants for Unemployment, and 3.  The Iron Heel!

Always Remember:  That President Obama, With a Majority Democrat Legislature Supported the Wall Street Bailout and Remember, That he Established, in writing,  the United States Capitalist Austerity Program. —  The Race to the Bottom/Pauperization of the 99%!

Democracy?:As the Capitalist Robber Barons Steal from the 99%,  Only the 1% Voted For Austerity!   The 99% Should Decide On Austerity — Not Just The 1% Who, Profit From Austerity!!  Under Austerity, All of the World Will Eventually Be Pauperized, Humbled, and Desecrated Like Greece and Puerto Rico.!   Socialism Means True Democracy, that the 99% Will Rule, Not the Few!

Images  of the Day:

Global Warming Not Only Increases Wild Fires, It Adds To the Dead Trees That Fuel More Intense Fires. Last Year:  In 2019 California Had 149 Million Dead Trees Ready to Ignite Like a MatchbookTrump Adding Fool to the Fire

Quotes of the Day:

Millions of forested acres in the United States have been affected by bark beetles. By killing trees, bark beetle outbreaks can significantly influence forest carbon storage and cycling. At the same time, current research shows that warming summer and winter temperatures are driving beetle population outbreaks in susceptible forests, and allowing these insects to persist in habitats previously constrained by cold temperatures. These pages discuss how bark beetles and climate change interact to affect forested ecosystems. — Bark Beetles and Climate Change in the United States

Sociopath: A sociopath is a term used to describe someone who has antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). People with ASPD can’t understand others’ feelings. They’ll often break rules or make impulsive decisions without feeling guilty for the harm they cause.  People with ASPD may also use “mind games” to control friends, family members, co-workers, and even strangers. They may also be perceived as charismatic or charming

Legal definition of “Depraved indifference” To constitute depraved indifference, the defendant’s conduct must be so wanton, so deficient in a moral sense of concern, so lacking in regard for the life or lives of others, and so blameworthy as to warrant the same criminal liability as that which the law imposes upon a person who intentionally causes a crime. — Trump, DeVos, Scalia, and the Depraved Indifference Presidency

Videos of the Day:

Psyciopathic Presidnet Trump’s Depraved Indiffence — Over 190,000 People habe Now Died Because of His Lack of Action: Woodward Tapes Show Trump Knew The Dangers of COVID-19 But Downplayed ItAssange Extradition and the War on Journalism A timely discussion with Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, James Goodale and Sue Udry. The attempt to extradite Julian Assange to the United States for prosecution is a war against freedom of the press and our right to know. If the prosecution of Assange under the Espionage Act occurs, it will define journalism for the 21st Century. No journalist or publisher who exposes war crimes or corruption will be safe.

Black Agenda Report Presents: The Left Lens  Kop-mala Harris for Vice-Warden On this episode of The Left Lens, co-hosts Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley analyze the record of Kamala Harris and why she represents a negation of everything that the Black liberation movement and U.S. political prisoners currently fighting for freedom stand for.

United States:

The United States is not a Democracy (A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly)! Only the 1%, through their ownership of the Reublicrats and who profit from war and the war budget, vote for War and the war budget — A policy, which Gore Vidal called a  Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. — The 99% Should Decide On War — Not Just The 1% Who Profit From War!  Under a Democracy, The 99% would have the right to vote on the policy of Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace! The United States takes from the poor and gives to the Rich. Rax the Rich!  — They Can Afford To Pay!

Nothing Has Ever Benn Done to Protect Women in the Militrary, Although the Government Knows That Tens of Thousands of Military Women Are Raped Each Year! To Ignore Rape is to Condone Rape!

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta admitted to Natalie Morales of NBC that about 19,000 members of the military are sexually assaulted each year and the government isn’t doing enough to help victims. — Leon Panetta Acknowledges That 19,000 Military Members Are Sexually Assaulted Every Year

Vanessa Guillén Family Wants Fort Hood Shut Down Over Its Rape Culture Cover-Up The family is set to release the final draft of a forthcoming bill in Vanessa Guillén’s name as soon as today. The family of U.S. Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, a Houston native whose murder has sparked a national outcry over the military’s handling of sexual harassment and assault, say last week’s leadership shakeup at Fort Hood, in which the base’s top general was demoted, isn’t good enough. The family and their lawyer are set to release the final draft of a forthcoming bill in Guillén’s name as soon as today. By Candice Bernd

‘Reckless Homicide’: Audio Tapes Reveal Trump Knew Covid-19 Was ‘Deadly Stuff’ for Months While Downplaying Threat  Critics reserved some outrage for veteran journalist Bob Woodward, who learned the president was lying to the public about the pandemic in March. By Julia Conley

‘Dereliction of Duty’: Outrage as USPS Board Issues Gushing Praise for DeJoy Amid Mail Slowdowns, Medicine Delays, and Straw-Donor Scandal “The Postal Board of Governors met secretly today and issued a statement saying they’re fine with DeJoy slowing the mail before an election and they’re not worried about any campaign finance violations because DeJoy has decided he’s innocent.” By Jake Johnson

Looters and Losers and Trump, Oh My! If you want to avoid Trumpian condemnation, don’t fight for your country like a chump. Fight for money. Are you an ambitious young psychopath searching for a hot career? You can earn $22,500 per month (much of it tax-free) as a private military contractor, vulgarly known as “mercenaries.” That’s more than four times a US army captain’s measly monthly pay of around $4952. Ka-ching! By Charles Pierson

We Need a People’s Bailout as Inequality Worsens Amid COVID-19 History’s largest transfer of wealth went in the wrong direction. The time to reclaim stolen funds is now. After months of a pandemic, poverty, homelessness and suicides are on the rise in the U.S. Celebrations about a booming economy for Wall Street might evoke a sense of cognitive dissonance when taking into account the majority of the population. The gulf between those who have financially benefited from the COVID-19 lockdowns and those who have suffered has widened to new proportion By Travis SchirmerTrump’s “Law and Order” Rhetoric Is a Rallying Cry for State Violence Violence in this right-wing logic is equated with the destruction of property while at the same time it ignores “the pain and/or bodily injury” inflicted on human beings, especially those not deemed worthy of civil liberties and human rights. Nobody should justify assaults that lead to needless human suffering and the destruction of neighborhood property, especially in impoverished cities. Nor should violence be used as a rhetorical device to include property damage. Violence is a term that should be limited to assaults, injuries and harm waged against human beings, not property. When talking about violence, it is crucial to make a distinction between the destruction of property and violence against persons. By Henry A. Giroux

Department of Justice Moves to Defend Trump in Rape Accuser’s Defamation Suit he U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) took the unprecedented step on Tuesday evening of seeking to defend President Trump against a private lawsuit by advice columnist E. Jean Carroll who has accused Trump of sexual assault. Carroll sued Trump for defamation after he denied ever having met her and accused her of lying.Numerous legal analysts immediately decried the move as a “debasement” of the DOJ by Attorney General William Barr. By By Chris Walker

DHS Whistleblower Says He Was Pushed to Alter Intel to Fit Trump’s Antifa Views DHS heads also sought to downplay threats of white supremacy, fearing assessments could hurt Trump, the complaint said. Awhistleblower within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is alleging that at least two of the agency’s politically-appointed officials instructed employees within the department to revise intelligence assessments to better fit statements and narratives made by President Donald Trump. By Chris Walker Trump Told Bob Woodward He Was Intentionally Deceptive on “Deadly” COVID Trump told the journalist in February that COVID-19 is deadlier than the flu, contradicting what he’s said in public. President Trump was well aware of how dangerous COVID-19 was in the early days of the pandemic. He even admitted to journalist Bob Woodward in February that he understood the disease was deadlier than the flu, contradicting his public statements and attitudes toward the disease during that time and in the months following.  By Chris WalkerSturgis Bike Rally Projected to Be Linked to More Than 266,000 COVID Cases Estimated public health costs from the event are projected to exceed $12.2 billion. The Sturgis, South Dakota, motorcycle rally that took place early last month is a coronavirus “superspreading event” that will likely result in more than $12 billion in public health care costs, according to researchers who documented the annual event. By Chris WalkerEnvironment:

Climate Change in India – No Solution Under Capitalism Environmental crises are causing death, destruction and deprivation on a colossal scale in India. The capitalist system is directly to blame for this catastrophe, which dwarfs even the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Arsalan Ghani

Civil Rights/ Black Liberarion:

Sept 19: A Nationwide Day of Protest, and of Dialogue on Community Control of Police  Community control puts us on the path to both defunding and abolishing the police – so why are many  Black Lives Matter chapters withholding support? By Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor
Freedom Rider: Losers, Suckers and War Democrats are up in arms over Trump’s latest mouth-burst, but the truth is that both corporate parties have made the people suckers for endless, “bipartisan” wars. By Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist The NBA Strike Brings the Counterinsurgency War on Black Liberation Movement to Basketball  When NBA players threatened to disrupt business as usual the ruling class deployed perhaps its most effective weapon of counterinsurgency: Barack Obama. By Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor It’s Time to Acknowledge Hutu Genocide and Rwandan Occupation of DR Congo “Global power elites are silent about Hutu genocide and Rwanda’s ongoing occupation of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” writes Ann Garrison, “because it has served their interests for many years.” By Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing EditorOlympics of Lying: Lipsticking a Pig  By BAR Poet-in-Residence Raymond Turner  Red, white, blue burning crosses  light up Capitalist Hill, War House,  White Supreme Court sky. A 500 ft phallic symbol middle fingers poor
Kevin Zeese, the Passing of a Warrior for Peace and Justice  The human rights community mourns veteran activist Kevin Zeese, my friend and comrade. By Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, BAR editor and columnist
Join the Black Peoples March on Trump’s White House — Just Like We Did Obama’s  The Black Power Matters March directs us to fight against colonialism, for Black Community Control of the Police, and for a Black Agenda for Self-Determination. By Black is Back CoalitionBlack Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture The fierce fighter against slavery defeated European armies but died in a cold French prison. By David A BellEnd the Injustice of Nonunanimous Juries
Non-unanimous verdicts allow ten jurors to “simply ignore the views of their fellow panel members of a different race or class.”  By Calvin DuncanDecades-Old Gang Laws Are Being Used to Target Black Lives Matter Protesters By using gang laws, authorities can do an end run around First Amendment protections on freedom of association. By Ali WinstonThe Role of the Black Bourgeoisie in Coopting Our Movements The Black bourgeoisie, including the next generation of them after Obama, will continue to derail us with their empty promises of inclusion. By Ahjamu UmiMexico: First the Poor The country’s new leftist president struggles to honor his people’s “right to stay home” by fighting poverty and expanding access to education. By Roger Stoll



FRED Federal Debt: Total Public Debt as Percent of Gross Domestic Product: Q1 2020: 107.7FRED Gross National Product (GNP)

The Fed Has Loaned $1.2 Billion from its TALF Bailout Program to a Tiny Company with Four Employees Every Wall Street bailout program that the Fed has created since September 17 of last year has, according to the Fed, been ostensibly created to somehow help the average American. According to the Fed’s Term Sheet for the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), it’s going to “help meet the credit needs of consumers and businesses by facilitating the issuance of asset-backed securities.” Not to put too fine a point on it, but asset-backed securities and related derivatives are what blew up Wall Street in 2008, creating the worst economic downturn, at that point, since the Great Depression. By Pam Martens and Russ Martens


Venezuela: free Rodney Álvarez! – nine years on from his unjust imprisonment Worker activist Rodney Álvarez has been in jail since 2011 for a crime he did not commit. He is a victim of the corrupt justice system. Our Venezuelan comrades demand his immediate release! The state-owned company Ferrominera Orinoco, of Corporación Venezolana de Guayana (CVG), engages in the extraction and processing of iron ore, with headquarters in Ciudad Piar and Puerto Ordaz, Bolívar State, Venezuela. On 9 June 2011, a workers’ assembly was held on their premises in order to choose the commission tasked with holding elections for the executive committee of the Sintraferrominera trade union. Renny Rojas, a worker for the company, was murdered in the assembly, and two more workmates were injured. Renny was 28.

Education, Health, Science, and Welfare:

The government of the United States can pass laws in a few days to spend tens of trillions of dollars for war and the bailout of Wall Street and the bankers. Yet, those who ‘:’, pass universal healthcare for themselves, but they cannot spend even one trillion dollars for universal health for those who are ‘governed’! This is what is considered, by the powers to be,  a democracy and part of the democratic way. — Roland Sheppard, Let the People  Vote on Healthcare