2021-09-07: News Headlines

Kevin Mwanza (2021-09-07). Actual Facts: Here Are the Top 5 Military Contractors Who Got Big Afghanistan Money Bags. moguldom.com A hasty U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as the Taliban overpowered the government and took control of the capital left many wondering what happened to the trillions of dollars spent over the last two decades since the 2001 U.S. invasion, and who benefited from the money. One thing is clear. More than $2.3 trillion — $300 …

WSWS (2021-09-07). Former US Marine sharpshooter murders four in Florida, including mother, baby and grandmother. wsws.org The shooter, Bryan Riley, 33, was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and had worked as a private military contractor for multiple companies including Academi, formerly known as Blackwater.

Workers World New York bureau (2021-09-06). Workers rally for union and housing rights. workers.org Worker leader and whistleblower Chris Smalls and a dozen Amazon workers led a Labor Day weekend workers assembly Sept. 4, demanding union recognition at Amazon's Staten Island JFK8 facility and passage of the federal union rights PRO Act. They gathered in Union Square across from Amazon-owned Whole Foods in Manhattan. . . . |

Editor2 (2021-09-06). How the Disaster of Guantánamo Foretold US Defeat in Afghanistan. orinocotribune.com By Andy Worthington — Aug 25, 2021 | In the last few weeks, since the last US troops left Afghanistan and the Taliban swept into Kabul, bringing the US's nearly 20-year occupation of the country to an ignominious end — in defeat — I've been thinking about the extent to which that defeat is linked to the existence of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, and the significance of the Afghans held there — around 220 in total — as well as the numerous other Afghans held in the US's prison at Bagram Airbase. | When we think of Guantánamo, we have been encouraged to think of the "high-value detainee…

ecns.cn (2021-09-06). Uganda boosts agricultural commercialization with help of Chinese technologies. ecns.cn On the lush green rice paddies at a Chinese-run farm in the central Ugandan district of Kalungu, Herbert Agaba has got prepared for flying drones to spray pesticides.

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