2021-08-31: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-08-31). 'Let Them Stop us if They Dare' — Why Hezbollah is Bringing Iranian Fuel to Lebanon. orinocotribune.com By Radwan Mortada — Aug 24, 2021 | As Lebanon's economic crisis deepens amidst an effective US embargo, Hezbollah begins to supply the Lebanese population. | The chokehold on Lebanon has grown even tighter, thanks to the embargo imposed against it by the United States and its Arab allies in the Persian Gulf. This comes at the lowest point of Lebanon's two-year-old economic crisis, a catastrophe the World Bank calls the worst the world has seen since 1850. The country's sudden-but-deliberate fuel shortage, vital to essential daily activity and life-saving medical services, has accelerated this alarm. Today, b…

Philip Giraldi (2021-08-31). Always Another War: America and Israel Together Against Iran. globalresearch.ca

Roger Harris (2021-08-31). Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab Fights Latest US Extradition Maneuvers. counterpunch.org Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab remains defiant after over 14 months under US-ordered arrest in the African archipelago country of Cabo Verde. A special envoy of the Venezuelan government, he is fighting extradition to the US for the "crime" of trying to procure humanitarian supplies of food, fuel, and medicine from Iran in violation of illegal

Anonymous007 (2021-08-31). Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran And Kazakhstan To Hold Joint Naval Exercises In The Caspian Sea. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Warships from Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Kazakhstan will hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea in early September after the end of the Sea Cup competition, Rear Admiral Sergei Yekimov, head of the Russian delegation, deputy commander of the Caspian Flotilla, told reporters on August 31st."Immediately after the completion of the Sea Cup, we will hold joint exercises, in which the warships of the Russian Navy, the Iranian Navy, Ka…

_____ (2021-08-30). US Education Dept. Opens Civil Rights Probes Into 5 States' Bans on School Mask Mandates. commondreams.org There are people who hope to invade Iran, or Venezuela, or pick-a-country-with-a-problem, but next time, they insist, they'll do it "better." They must stop. They must be stopped.

Staff (2021-08-30). North Korea has apparently restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, IAEA says, citing satellite imagery. rt.com North Korea appears to have restarted its plutonium-producing nuclear reactor at Yongbyon after an almost three-year pause, the UN's nuclear watchdog said in its annual report on the country. | Monitoring of the site through satellite imagery showed indications that the five-megawatt reactor was put back in operation as of early July after apparently being idle since December 2018, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in its

Staff (2021-08-30). Hurricane Ida Hits Oil Industry in Black & Native Communities on Louisiana Coast Amid Climate Crisis. democracynow.org Two-thirds of Louisiana's industrial sites lie in the path of Hurricane Ida, including oil refineries, storage tanks and other infrastructure like oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana's Gulf Coast is a major oil and gas hub, with 17 oil refineries, two liquefied natural gas export terminals, as well as a nuclear power plant and many Superfund sites. Oil spills and chemical releases due to climate change-intensified storms are a "worsening, consistent problem" in Louisiana's Gulf Coast, says Antonia Juhasz, a longtime oil and energy investigative journalist. Communities of color living on the Gulf Coast…

_____ (2021-08-30). We Can't Prevent Future Nuclear Wars Unless We Imagine Them Today. commondreams.org Over 50 lawmakers argue the "harmful and wasteful" giveaways "simply enhance the profits" of polluters while harming U.S. taxpayers, industry workers, racial justice, and the planet. | It is now more important than ever to anticipate what the future might hold due to the uncertainty surrounding tomorrow's strategic environment.

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