Headlines for September 14, 2021

Donors Pledge $1.2B in Aid to Afghanistan as U.N. Warns of Looming Humanitarian CatastropheSecretary of State Blinken Defends U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan1 Million Public School Students Return to New York City Classrooms Despite COVID-19 SurgeDeparting FDA Scientists Blast Biden's Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine BoostersPressure Mounts on Germany to Support COVID-19 Patent Waiver as WTO Panel MeetsPublic Citizen: Biden Could Share Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Recipe with the WorldHurricane Nicholas Brings Storm Surge and Heavy Rain to Gulf CoastBiden Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Crisis After Touring Western Wildfire Destruction"Tax the Rich": Progressives Say House Democrats' Tax Plan Falls ShortIsrael Bombs Gaza Strip for Third Consecutive Night Amid Palestinian…

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Betrayal at Attica: NY Violently Crushed Attica Prison Uprising Amid Negotiations, Then Covered It Up

On the 50th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, we look at the cover-up that began immediately after New York state police stormed the prison and opened fire, killing 29 inmates and 10 hostages. David Rothenberg, a member of the Attica Observers Committee brought into Attica to help negotiate a peaceful resolution, says the prison was “an institution that only knew how to run by punishment,” laying the groundwork for the uprising. “The event itself is almost a microscopic view of the failure of our criminal justice system and our prison system,” says Rothenberg. We also speak with filmmaker Michael Hull, director of the new HBO Max documentary…

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Former Attica Prisoner Describes Racist, Brutal Treatment That Sparked Deadly Uprising 50 Years Ago

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Headlines for September 13, 2021

U.S. Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 AttacksFBI Releases First Declassified Document on Saudi Links to 9/11 HijackersGeorge W. Bush Compares "Violent Extremists at Home" to 9/11 Attackers Capitol Police Want to Reinstall Fencing Ahead of Far-Right "Justice for J6" Rally Taliban Government Orders Segregated Schools and Dress Codes for WomenNo Evidence of Bomb in Vehicle Hit by U.S. Drone Strike That Killed 10 Afghan CiviliansAppeals Court Sides with Florida Gov. DeSantis, Reinstates Ban on Mask MandatesLebanon Announces New Government Headed by Former Prime MinisterWildfires Rage in Spain and California as Monsoon Floods Kill 17 in PakistanGlobal Witness: Record Number of Environmental Activists Killed in 20204,000 Indigenous Women Take to Streets…

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Shared Grief After 9/11: Sister of WTC Victim Meets Afghan Who Lost 19 Family Members in U.S. Attack

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we revisit a conversation we hosted in January of 2002 between Masuda Sultan, an Afghan American woman who lost 19 members of her family in a U.S. air raid, and Rita Lasar, a New Yorker who lost her brother in the World Trade Center attack. Lasar would become an active member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Masuda later wrote the memoir, “My War at Home.” Source link

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Rep. Barbara Lee, Who Cast Sole Vote After 9/11 Against “Forever Wars,” on Need for Afghan War Inquiry

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. In the days that followed, the nation reeled from the deaths of over 3,000 people, as President George W. Bush beat the drums for war. On September 14, 2001, three days after the devastating 9/11 attacks, members of Congress held a five-hour debate on whether to grant the president expansive powers to use military force in retaliation for the attacks, which the Senate had already passed by a vote of 98 to 0. California Democratic Congressmember Barbara Lee, her voice trembling with emotion as…

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Headlines for September 10, 2021

Biden Orders Vaccine Mandates for Federal Workers and Large EmployersInternational Flights Resume from Kabul Airport; Taliban Torture Journalists Covering ProtestsSyrian Army Enters Daraa, Birthplace of Uprising Against Assad a Decade AgoBiden Admin Extends TPS for 400,000 People Through 2022Whistleblower Details Abuse of Migrant Children at Fort Bliss Base in TexasSCOTUS Stays Execution of Texas Death Row PrisonerDOJ Sues Texas over Unconstitutional Abortion Ban Biden Withdraws Gun Control Advocate as ATF Nominee, Names Ally to Big Polluters for Key Energy PostEPA Seeks Permanent Block on Pebble Mine Project in Alaska's Bristol Bay Harvard Divests from Fossil Fuels After Years-Long Student Campaign Nabisco Workers in 5 States Continue Strike, as Buffalo Starbucks Workers…

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“Humane”: Yale Historian Samuel Moyn on “How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War”

In his new book, Yale historian Samuel Moyn explores whether the push to make U.S. wars more “humane” by banning torture and limiting civilian casualties has helped fuel more military interventions around the world. He looks in detail at the role of President Obama in expanding the use of drones even as he received the Nobel Peace Prize. “What happened after 2001 is that, in the midst of an extremely brutal war on terror, a new kind of war emerged. … It was important to Americans to see their wars fought more humanely,” says Moyn. “Even though this represents a kind of progress, it also helped Americans sustain…

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“Turning Point”: Legacy of the U.S. Response to 9/11 Is Terror, Domestic Surveillance & Drones

As this week marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., we look at a new five-part documentary series on Netflix about the attacks and the response from the United States, both at home and abroad. “Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror” features a wide range of interviews with survivors of the attacks, U.S. officials, former CIA members and veterans, as well as soldiers in the Afghanistan National Army, Taliban commanders, and Afghan officials, warlords and civilians. “What we really wanted to do was tell the story not just of what…

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Headlines for September 9, 2021

WHO Calls for Halt to COVID Booster Shots in 2021, Says Vaccines Should Go to Poorer CountriesCOVAX Cuts 2021 Vaccine Forecast; Australia Joins Call for Waiver on Vaccine PatentsLos Angeles Schools Poised to Require Vaccinations for Students 12 and Older Afghanistan Evacuations Continue as Taliban Reestablishes Ministry of "Virtue and Vice"Main Suspect in 2015 Paris Attacks Tells Court He Was a Soldier for the Islamic StateHuman Rights Campaign President Fired in Latest Fallout from Cuomo Sexual Harassment ProbeVirginia Removes Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee17 Patients Die as Floods Hit Mexican Hospital; Record Drought Worsens Brazil's Energy CrisisSuper Typhoon Chanthu Hurtles Toward Philippines and Southeast ChinaIda's Death Toll…

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