2020-09-28: News Headlines

Staff (2020-09-28). The escalation of policing: Slave patrols, privatization, and predator drones. therealnews.com As police use private surveillance companies to track protesters and universities hire private forces, there's a danger that public records of police abuse could disappear.

The Alternative World (2020-09-28). Azerbaijan Attacks Armenian Positions With TOS-1A Heavy Flamethrower System. thealtworld.com On September 28th, the Ministry of Defense of the Nagorno Karabakh region announced that the Azerbaijani armed forces were using TOS heavy artillery."Today the enemy used TOS heavy artillery systems in the southern and southeastern directions of the front. The use of weapons proved to be ineffective. All the information spread by the enemy about the losses of the Armenian side does not correspond to reality," the statement said. | A video was also released presumably showing the Azerbaijani side use the TOS-1A Solntsepek against Armenian positions. |

yenisafak (2020-09-28). Turkish forces seize PKK weapons in northern Iraq. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces seized various types of arms and ammunition belonging to the PKK terror group in northern Iraq, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Monday.This came during reconnaissance and surveillance operations conducted in the Avashin-Basyan region, a ministry statement said.Among the captured items were 3 AK-47 Kalashnikov infantry rifles, 1 M-16 infantry rifles, 13 hand grenades, 7 RPG-7 rockets, 6 RPG-7 propelling cartridges, 600 rounds of ammunition for PK machine gun, 7 grenades, two binoculars, two cameras, and a large amount of life-sustaining materials.In its more than 30-year terro…

Juan Cole (2020-09-27). Saudi Arabia, World's Last Absolute Monarchy, Challenged by New Democratic Political Party. zcomm.org "There would be an end of everything," Montesquieu said of absolute monarchy and the erasure of the separation of powers. That is what the Saudis have, and what Trump is working toward.

yenisafak (2020-09-27). Armenia targets Turkish news team in Azerbaijan. yenisafak.com A team from Turkey's state-run news agency on Sunday came in the line of fire during a cross-border attack by the Armenian army on Azerbaijan.Anadolu Agency reporters went to the border areas in the wee hours of the morning to monitor the attacks on Azerbaijani civilian settlements.Two drones were spotted near the Kapanli village where the reporters were working.Shortly after, the Armenian army fired mortar shells which landed within a 100-meter radius from the reporters' work station.The team also had reporters from TRT, Turkey's state-run news channel.The reporters who threw themselves behind a vehicle escaped…

yenisafak (2020-09-27). World's silent on Armenian attacks, laments envoy. yenisafak.com The Azerbaijani ambassador to Ankara lamented on Sunday the international community's silence on Armenia's border violations.Armenia continues its attacks because there is no world reaction to its aggression, Khazar Ibrahim told CNN Turk news channel. | Border clashes broke out earlier in the day when Armenian forces targeted Azerbaijani civilian settlements and military positions, causing casualties. | Ibrahim termed the cease-fire violation an "act of terrorism," saying Armenia seeks provocation. | He added that recently a large number of weapons were sent to Yerevan, the Armenian capital.‚Ä®&sbq…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-26). Renewed Scrutiny of US Nuclear Weapons Stockpile as Campaigners Mark Day to Rid World of 'Tools of Mass Human Death and Suffering'. commondreams.org "There is no cure for a nuclear war. Prevention is our only option." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/2020-day-elimination-nuclear-weapons.jpg

news.un (2020-09-26). Amid COVID-19 pandemic, world needs masks, not weapons, declares Prime Minister of Nepal. news.un.org The global pandemic has put at risk hard-earned development achievements, the Prime Minister of Nepal told world leaders gathered virtually on Friday for the UN General Assembly, adding that the ones most affected are the smaller and more vulnerable countries.

Eds. (2020-09-26). Sinophobia Inc: Understanding the anti-China Industrial complex. mronline.org Take a deep dive into the inner workings of Sinophobia Inc. to learn how to see through the media machine.

sputniknews (2020-09-26). Tehran Accuses Trump of Being Even More of a Threat to Iran Than Saddam Hussein. sputniknews.com Iran and Iraq fought a brutal, eight-year war between 1980 and 1988, with Baghdad invading the Islamic Republic to try to seize the oil-rich province of Khuzestan soon after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Up to 1.2 million people died in the conflict, which included Iraqi use of chemical weapons against both Iranian troops and civilians.

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-25). Trump Regime War on Cuba by Other Means. globalresearch.ca Unlawful US sanctions on nations, entities and individuals are weapons of war by other means. | Since taking office in January 2017, Trump imposed sanctions on numerous countries extrajudicially, including Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba….

news.un (2020-09-25). 'Reverse course' towards full nuclear disarmament — UN chief. news.un.org On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons marked on Saturday, the UN chief has underscored the need to "reverse course and return to a common path to nuclear disarmament".

Zach Conti (2020-09-25). Developing Countries Lose Trillions from Crime and Tax Abuse, Says UN Panel. indybay.org A high-level United Nations panel report says global policies are needed to prevent trillions of dollars escaping developing countries through tax abuse and corruption.