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PBC News & Comment: After 19 Years, 9/11 Coverup Holds

Despite dedicated efforts of activist investigators, the myths of 9/11 are accepted by most Americans, with dire and deadly consequences…--19 years after JFK assassination, the official narrative was widely rejected; with media complicity, the 9/11 narrative is widely believed

--in WashPost column, Michael Rosenwald portrays Dick Cheney as a hero and promotes implausible scenario of flight 93’s crash in Pennsylvania

--at MintPress, John Whitehead lists the self-inflicted losses from 9/11

--Afghan government and Taliban leaders will begin direct talks this weekend in Qatar

--wildfires rage on in California, Oregon and Washington as death toll and property loss continue to climb

--in new, in-depth interview, co-authors Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law expose the downside of incarceration “reforms”, like home confinement and mandatory drug treatment

--federal judge finds immigration officials are still violating her court order regarding detention of minors

--to enable and pay for transfer of ICE stormtroopers to Washington in June, ICE transferred 74 detainees to Farmville, and 51 brought Covid with them

--in case that’s not “close or complicated”, appeals court blocks Trump’s order to exclude undocumented residents from 2020 census

--Microsoft reports Russia has attempted to hack election-related sites, and media plays down that no attempts have succeeded

--Treasury Dept. places sanctions on Ukrainian Parliament member who released heavily edited Biden phone call

--domestic meddling in the 2020 election continues, as courts in Nevada and Texas handle vote-by-mail objections

--appeals court blocks hundreds of thousands of ex-felons form voting in Florida, contradicting public vote to restore their rights

--religious right and other conservatives will be on guard for “voter fraud”

--in large newspaper ad, elderly couple volunteers to sort the mail around election time

--unpredictable young voters supported Bernie in ’16, flipped the House in ’18. Will they support Biden?

--our daily Covid-19 update, compiled by Linda Lewis

--after fire gutted refugee camp on Greek island of Lesbos, EU offers to take in 400 kids

--Trump’s biggest donor, Sheldon Adelson, is rewarded with insider deal to purchase former US embassy on the beach in Tel Aviv

--Rolling Stone reports that oil wells and fracking sites produce radioactive wastewater