2020-07-06: News Headlines

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-07-06). The world can show how Pharma monopolies aren't the only way to fight COVID-19. mronline.org The U.S. has bought up almost all of the stock of remdesivir from Gilead, making it nearly impossible for this COVID-19 drug to be available anywhere else in the world.

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-06). In 'Russian Bounty' story, evidence-free claims from nameless spies became fact overnight. mronline.org Based upon a bombshell New York Times report (6/26/20), virtually the entire media landscape has been engulfed in the allegations that Russia is paying Taliban fighters bounties to kill U.S. soldiers.

Alan Macleod (2020-07-06). Fire-Engulfed California Short on Firefighters as Prison "Slaves" Under COVID-19 Lockdown. mintpressnews.com It is the height of California's dangerous forest fire season. But despite blazes currently raging, the state's fire department is dangerously understaffed. That is because many firefighters today are not the burly full time professionals of another era, but underpaid convict laborers risking their lives for pennies.

Alan Macleod (2020-07-06). Guaido Representative Threatens FBI Investigation Into Journalists Exposing Her Dealings. mintpressnews.com From the Twitter account of her communications firm, Asymmetrica, Vanessa Neumann accused four journalists of a "criminal conspiracy" to support Venezuelan vice-president Delcy Rodriguez. "There is a price on your head," she threatened.

WSWS (2020-07-06). Seattle protester killed after being struck by car driving wrong way on closed interstate. wsws.org Police blamed protesters after a man drove into a peaceful demonstration early Saturday morning, killing one person and critically injuring another.

Max Parry (2020-07-06). The Battle of Seattle was Fought by the Pro-war "Left" in Northern Syria. dissidentvoice.org The ongoing series of protests, riots and unrest following the death of George Floyd culminated in the establishment of a self-declared "autonomous zone" by activists in Seattle, Washington, after police abandoned a local precinct in the city's Capitol Hill district. Lasting just three weeks until law enforcement retook the six block territory from occupants on …

WSWS (2020-07-06). Over 300 children catch COVID-19 in Texas daycares. wsws.org The number of COVID-19 cases among children and staff members has skyrocketed since the state began reopening facilities in May.

Marshall Sahlins (2020-07-06). Donald Trump at 130,000 and Rising. counterpunch.org Ride a cock story when all is gory,Tell all the people pro patria mori.With phones at his fingers and slams at his foes,He shall spread Covid wherever he goes.

Mirinda Crissman (2020-07-06). Behind the walls: a summary. workers.org Case numbers in the thousands At least 48,764 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among prisoners. The data suggest that even these numbers may be underreported. Texas leads in the number of cases with 7,757, followed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons with 6,621 cases. Ohio, Michigan, California and Tennessee . . . |

WSWS (2020-07-06). New Jersey growers refuse to test migrant farm workers for COVID-19. wsws.org The decision not to test these laborers, many of whom have traveled from states with rising rates of infection, creates the conditions for a public health disaster.

Marcey Lynn Jones (2020-07-06). Sewing for justice: Connecticut Communist makes and distributes over 4,000 masks. peoplesworld.org On June 30, Marcey Lynn Jones marked 4,000 masks she had sewn since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. A member of the Winchester-Newhallville Club of the Communist Party USA in New Haven, Conn,, she has sewn masks for seniors, youth, community members, and participants in protests against systemic racism and police killings of Black people. She …

WSWS (2020-07-06). The US COVID-19 toll to hit 3 million cases as Texas health system nears collapse. wsws.org The number of COVID-19 cases will reach 3 million today, and the pandemic surge is straining health systems across the south and southwest.

Bill Fletcher (2020-07-06). Minor League Teams Could Be Latest Casualties of COVID's Disaster Capitalism. zcomm.org Now is the time for action, not pity…

Staff (2020-07-06). Majority Black Prison Populations In Maryland See Disproportionate COVID-19 Spikes. therealnews.com Racial disparities in Maryland prisons are affecting COVID-19's spread, with majority white populations receiving protective equipment even as Jessup institutions with majority Black populations struggle to get supplies.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-06). Croatia's ruling HDZ wins parliamentary elections amid lowest ever voter turnout. peoplesdispatch.org Prime minister Andrej Plenkovic's current term was due to end in October. However, he chose to call for early elections riding on the popularity over his handling of the early phase of COVID-19 outbreak…

Fight Back (2020-07-06). St. Paul protests Israel's threat to annex West Bank. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – On July 3, 55 people participated in Women Against Military Madness' weekly vigil for Palestine. This week's action was a joint call by both Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) and the Anti-War Committee (AWC) against the Israeli government's decision to illegally annex more Palestinian land and was a part of the international call for a Day of Rage. | Wearing masks and being physically distant in the midst of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, protesters held signs reading, "No to Israeli theft of Palestinian lands," and "Annexation is theft! End U.S. aid to Israel!" People were standing on all c…

WSWS (2020-07-06). Australian police confine Melbourne public housing residents indoors after COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org The state Labor government opted for a police operation instead of having medical staff, social workers, and people in the community lead the necessary preventive measures.

Robert Reich (2020-07-06). Trump and the GOP's Handling of Covid-19 Is Sheer Lunacy. commondreams.org A boat taking part in a boat parade for the re-election of President Donald Trump passes by Point State Park on the Allegheny River on July 4, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Roughly 30 boats and a group of 50 supporters along the shoreline showed up for the event though over 10,000 people had signed up online for the event. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-06). As Covid-19 Crisis Continues, UNEP and Global Partners Release 10-Point Plan to Prevent the Next Pandemic. commondreams.org As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide neared 11.5 million on Monday and the death toll topped 535,000, a new United Nations report detailed trends in human activity that are driving the emergence of zoonotic diseases and offered steps countries can take to prevent future pandemics. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-06). American Dreams of Relocating to New Zealand Soared as Nations Diverged on Covid-19 Response. commondreams.org Facing a president who continues to deny that the coronavirus pandemic is a major public health emergency and a federal government which has been reticent to offer robust economic relief to families, tens of thousands of Americans are looking to New Zealand as a potential escape plan. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-06). Fears of Going 'Through Hell Again' as US Covid Infection Rate Hits Record High for 27th Straight Day. commondreams.org "With American lives on the line, the question now is whether members of the Republican Party will continue to stand by in silence as the President peddles fiction about a deadly virus." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-07-06). Headlines for July 6, 2020. democracynow.org As Coronavirus Surges, States Blame Hasty Reopenings, and Trump Falsely Claims 99% of Cases "Harmless", COVID-19 Spikes Around the World Force Countries to Reimpose Lockdowns, Indigenous Land Defenders Arrested as They Blocked Highway to Mt. Rushmore Ahead of Trump Speech, Antiracist Activist Summer Taylor Killed by Driver Who Targeted Crowd of Protesters, Protesters Topple Columbus Statue in Baltimore, BLM Uprising Continues Over July 4 Weekend, 3 Colorado Officers Fired for Photo Reenacting Killing of Elijah McClain, Pressure Mounting to Change Racist Names of Washington and Cleveland Sports Teams, 160+ People…

Abdo Shanan, The Nation, Magnum Foundation (2020-07-06). Covid-19 Has Put Algeria's Peaceful Revolution on Hold. thenation.com Abdo Shanan, The Nation, Magnum Foundation Covid-19 Has Put Algeria's Peaceful Revolution on Hold…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Greece closes its borders to Serbia amid pandemic. yenisafak.com Greece has temporarily closed its borders to Serbian citizens on Monday morning in response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases.Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic described the decision as "unfortunate.""The decision will be periodically reviewed by Greece… we hope that other facts will be taken into account. It is obvious that Greece has an interest in foreign tourists coming, and most tourists are just coming from Serbia," said Dacic.Tourist operators in Serbia have also expressed frustration over the decision, describing it as unfair, and calling on tourist organizations in Greece to react.Greece's decisio…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). German army training dogs to detect COVID-19 infection. yenisafak.com The German army is training its sniffer dogs to detect coronavirus in humans, the Hamburg-based news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Monday.In a joint project of the German army and the Foundation of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, sniffer dogs based at the military's K9 Dog Training Center in the western German town of Ulmen are being trained to detect coronavirus infections in human saliva.10 dogs — shepherds, spaniels, and retrievers — have been enrolled for the scientific study.The basis for the corona project was that sniffer dogs can not only detect explosives or drugs from the molecu…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Germany has only a few hundred doses of remdesivir, says health minister. yenisafak.com Germany has only a few hundred doses of COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir, the country's health minister Jens Spahn told European Union lawmakers on Monday, urging to move production of the drug to Europe."We do not have a huge inventory now, (it's) a few hundred doses that we have," he said at a video-conference hearing organised by the European Parliament.Spahn said he was working to ensure the drug could be produced in Europe. Its manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc has no production facilities for remdesivir in Europe.

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Turkish official becomes plasma donor after beating COVID-19. yenisafak.com A local official in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul donated immune plasma twice after beating COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.Mukhtar Fatih Ekiz in Kartal district won his fight against the virus after a 40-day treatment, which he says was painful.Speaking to Anadolu Agency about the process, Ekiz said when the first coronavirus case was announced in Turkey on March 11, mukhtar offices were assigned to provide social assistance, which drew 3,000-4,000 people daily to his office.Ekiz said that in April, he started to show the symptoms of the disease — high fever, diarrhea, headache, weakness…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia near 170,000. yenisafak.com The tally of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia has reached 169,106 on Monday, including 4,758 fatalities and 94,962 recoveries thus far.The latest figures showed 3,481 new cases and 76 fatalities in the last 24 hours, with most cases reported in Indonesia and Philippines.Indonesia, the hardest-hit country among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, reported 64,958 cases of infection and 3,241 fatalities on Monday.In the last 24 hours, the government announced 1,209 new cases, including 70 fatalities.As many as 29,919 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the country.Meanwhile, the n…

_____ (2020-07-06). Seattle's CHOP Advanced The Movement For Black Lives. popularresistance.org What is unthinkable, or was at the beginning of the month, is the power of the Black Lives Matter movement in the streets. The emergence of the autonomous zone is a pinnacle of that power, a significant victory. It demonstrates the ability of popular power to win the impossible from structures of white supremacy — the state and the propertied interests they represent. That victory, and the subsequent diminution of state violence, is a major step forward for community self-control and autonomy. It shows that ending anti-Black violence is the first and most basic step to honoring Black life. | But it is just…

_____ (2020-07-06). Bountygate: Scapegoating Systemic Military Failure In Afghanistan. popularresistance.org It took little more than a year for the president to come to grips with a reality that would be reflected in the findings of Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko, that there had been "explicit and sustained efforts by the U.S. government to deliberately mislead the public…to distort statistics to make it appear the United States was winning the war when that was not the case." | In November 2018, Trump turned on "Mad Dog", telling the former Marine General "I gave you what you asked for. Unlimited authority, no holds barred. You're losing. You're getting your ass kicked. You faile…

_____ (2020-07-06). Open Letter On COVID-19 And Humanitarian Disarmament. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy human and economic toll and shattered lives in many countries. The pandemic has also underscored that global solutions should be used to address global problems, in the current crisis and after it ends. Now is the moment to reflect on the world as it is and consider a better alternative for the future. A "new normal" should go beyond the field of public health to deal with other matters of ongoing international concern, including the humanitarian consequences of arms and armed conflict as well as peace and security more broadly. | Humanitarian disarmament, an approach to go…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Iran registers 2,613 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, the novel coronavirus disease has infected 2,613 people across the country in the past 24 hours.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Face mask export banned:official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Regarding the red status of some provinces in Iran due to COVID-19, the exporting of face masks to other countries has been banned, said the secretary of the working group against coronavirus.

Lynda Carson (2020-07-06). "This Land is Your Land," by Woody Guthrie, performed by the Oakland Symphony. indybay.org The Oakland Symphony Performing In The Midst Of The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic Raging Across Our Nation!

The Commonwealth Club (2020-07-06). Thursday 7/9: COVID19 Pandemic & Its Hightened Impact on Latino Community. indybay.org Online via livestream…

WSWS Repost (2020-07-06). Trump rails against Marxism and "international socialism" indybay.org While the deadly COVID-19 pandemic raged, President Trump celebrated Independence Day by unabashedly promoting a fractured, fascist interpretation of American history.

_____ (2020-07-06). How We Got Here: the Global Economy's 75-Year Stumble to the Precipice. strategic-culture.org Charles Hugh SMITH | Not only will there not be a recovery, but there can't be a recovery, as those brittle extremes have been lost for good. | How did the global economy end up teetering on a precarious financial precipice? To formulate a cogent answer, let's take a whirlwind tour of the history of the global economy 1946-2020. | Before we start the tour, I want to return briefly to my first Musings of the year, which was posted on January 4, 2020, before Covid-19 was officially announced on January 23, 2020. (The Musings Reports are sent weekly to patrons and subscribers at the $5/month or higher level.) | Inst…

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-06). Provocative US Military Drills Near Chinese Waters. globalresearch.ca Imagine how the US and world community would react if Chinese, Russian, or Iranian warships conducted military exercises in the Gulf of Mexico or off America's east or west coasts. | Bipartisan hardliners in Washington and establishment media might consider this …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-07-06). Is Taiwan Creating a "Coalition of Unrecognized States" by Recognizing Somaliland? globalresearch.ca The Taiwanese government intends to compensate for its diplomatic problems in Africa by developing a relationship with the unrecognized Somaliland. The two sides announced just days ago that they are establishing official representative agencies in their respective territories. In recent …

Anya Parampil (2020-07-06). What does community control of police look like? thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Chicago-based activist and author Frank Chapman about his life story as well as…

Mike Whitney (2020-07-06). Are the Democrats a Political Party or a CIA-Backed Fifth Column? globalresearch.ca How do the Democrats benefit from the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests? | While the protests are being used to paint Trump as a race-bating white supremacist, that is not their primary objective. The main goal is to suppress and demonize …

WSWS (2020-07-06). Vigils in New Zealand demand freedom for Julian Assange. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group's Tom Peters spoke at one of the Wellington vigils, which was part of global protests held to mark the jailed WikiLeaks founder's birthday.

WSWS (2020-07-06). The significance of the July 4 online discussion, "The Place of the Two American Revolutions: Past, Present and Future" wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site marked the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by hosting a discussion with five significant historians: Victoria Bynum, Clayborne Carson, Richard Carwardine, James Oakes and Gordon Wood.

WSWS (2020-07-06). Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) to hold second online election rally. wsws.org The SEP's online meeting will discuss critical political developments in Sri Lanka and internationally and the tasks facing the working class.

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2020-07-06). Friday 7/10: Reforming the Cops: A Discussion on Movement Demands to Rein in the Police. indybay.org This discussion will be held on Zoom. | Register at http: //tiny.cc/July-10-mtg…

Nicolas J. S. Davies (2020-07-06). Key U.S. ally indicted for organ trade murder scheme. mronline.org If the people of Kosovo can hold the CIA-backed gangsters who murdered their people, sold their body parts and hijacked their country accountable for their crimes, is it too much to hope that Americans can do the same and hold our leaders accountable for their far more widespread and systematic war crimes?>

Staff (2020-07-06). Egyptian Activist Laila Soueif on the Jailing of Her Children & the Fight Against Authoritarianism. democracynow.org Egyptian authorities have arrested scores of people, including doctors, medical workers, journalists, lawyers and activists, as the country grapples with the coronavirus outbreak. "Unlike nearly every other country in the Middle East, Egypt has not released thousands of prisoners as a precaution against the coronavirus. Instead, it's arrested more people and cut off communication," says Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous. One of the most high-profile arrests is that of Sanaa Seif, a film editor and the youngest member of one of Egypt's most prominent activist families. Sanaa's brother, Alaa Abd El…

Staff (2020-07-06). "He Wasn't Invited": How Trump's Racist Mt. Rushmore Celebration Violated Indigenous Sovereignty. democracynow.org Amid ongoing protests against systemic racism and state violence, Trump attacked protesters, vowed to defend statues of colonizers and white supremacists, and ignored Indigenous sovereignty over the area, when he held an Independence Day rally at Mount Rushmore, sparking even more protests that led to 15 arrests. "The Black Hills, or what we know as He Sápa, is the cultural center of our universe as Lakota people," says Indigenous scholar and activist Nick Estes, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. "More than 50 different Indigenous…

commondreams (2020-07-06). States Can Require Presidential Electors to Follow Popular Vote, U.S. Supreme Court Rules. commondreams.org ______________________________…

RT (2020-07-06). Electoral College takes a hit: US Supreme Court rules states can PUNISH electors who ignore popular vote results. rt.com The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that state governments have the right to penalize so-called 'faithless electors', members of the Electoral College who do not support the victor of their states' popular presidential vote. | Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the court's Monday ruling that states have the right to instruct their electors that they "have no ground for reversing the vote of millions of its citizens." That direction, she said, "accords with the Constitution — as well as with the trust of a Nation that here, We the People rule." | Over 30 states already require their Electoral College voters…

Nino Pagliccia (2020-07-06). The Meaning of the 1811 Independence for Today's Venezuela. counterpunch.org For any country the celebration of independence is of great historical importance and pride. July 5 marks the 209th anniversary of Venezuela's independence. The meaning of the term "independence" has certainly occupied central stage in the last 21 years of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Former President Hugo Chávez and current President Nicolás Maduro have

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-06). Venezuela denounces 'absurd decision' of UK to retain its gold reserves. mronline.org A British high court ruled on July 2 that because the UK recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president, it does not have to give the government of Nicolás Maduro access to the reserves.

_____ (2020-07-06). Ambassadors Are Not Completely Useless, It Seems. Many Are Getting Their Hands Dirty in New Diplomacy. strategic-culture.org Diplomacy is in a crisis, re-emerging as something else more sinister and darker for its ambassadors. From Venezuela to Lebanon though, their time is up. Their dirty game is no longer a secret and it will be the starving Lebanese who will unseat them. | Diplomacy has been in the news quite a bit in late June. Yet it has still left many of us wondering if there is ever a real role for diplomats to play in this junk-news, social media-obsessed world which has reduced them to mere "waiters who are occasionally allowed to sit down" as Peter Ustinov once put it. | But Venezuela's President Nicholas Maduro, who the We…

Brian Slodysko (2020-07-06). Coronavirus jackpot: Trump-connected lobbyists grab $10 billion of federal aid. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP)—Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's own ethics policy, according to a report. The lobbyists identified Monday by the watchdog group Public Citizen either worked in the Trump executive branch, served on …

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2020-07-06). A Just and Talented Government for Our Hazardous Age. counterpunch.org In 1979, I joined the US Environmental Protection Agency where I served as an analyst until 2004. Those twenty-five years gave me a privileged opportunity to observe the workings of the government from within. I applauded EPA for banning DDT in 1972, about two years after President Richard Nixon brought the EPA into being. DDT

Ron Jacobs (2020-07-06). Kidnapping Kids: As American as the Fourth of July. counterpunch.org It's been two hundred forty-four years since the declaration of independence was sent by horseback to the peasants, city dwellers and plantation owners in the colonies on North America's eastern coast. Britain's subjects across the ocean took up their cry. "Damn the English and their East Indies Tea Company and damn their taxes, too." The

Melvin Goodman (2020-07-06). Foreign Election Interference: Who is to Blame? counterpunch.org he New York Times has always taken the view that U.S. election interventions have "generally been aimed at helping non-authoritarian candidates" whereas Russia has "more often intervened to disrupt democracy or promote authoritarian rule." Too bad the Times could not interview Iran's Mohammed Mossadegh, Chile's Salvador Allende, or the Congo's Patrice Lumumba, who were targeted by the Central Intelligence Agency and replaced by brutal regimes that ruled for decades.

Marshall Auerback — Jan Frel (2020-07-06). There's a Hidden Economic Trendline That is Shattering the Global Trade System. counterpunch.org Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers has recently conceded: "In general, economic thinking has privileged efficiency over resilience, and it has been insufficiently concerned with the big downsides of efficiency." Policy across the globe is therefore moving in a more overtly nationalistic direction to rectify this shortcoming.

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-07-06). Biosphere Warming in Numbers. counterpunch.org At this time, the Biosphere is warming at a rate of 3.03×10^15 Watts, which is equivalent to a temperature rate-of-rise of 0.0167 ∞C/year. The warming rate has been increasing steadily since the 19th century, when it was on average "zero" except for natural fluctuations (plus and minus) that were hundreds of times smaller than today's warming

FIRE (2020-07-06). U.S. imperialism means we can't breathe! workers.org Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere released this statement on July 5. Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE) is in solidarity with the global rebellion for Black lives. It is right to rebel against police terror. The same racist, sexist, police violence used to terrorize people at home is . . . |

Wayne Nealis (2020-07-06). Minnesota protesters demand justice for Isak Aden, Somali-American man killed by police. peoplesworld.org EAGAN, Minnesota—The protest on the one-year anniversary of the murder of Isak Aden, 23, at the hands of police officers here was both a somber remembrance of his life and a militant event demanding the reopening of his case. Family members, former schoolmates, teachers, and a thousand supporters gathered July 1 at the site where …

Cassandra Lopez, Juan Lopez (2020-07-06). Oakland demonstrators say, 'Black Trans Lives Matter!'. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND—At the invitation of our godson, David Johnson, we headed to the "Black Trans Lives Matter" demonstration at Lake Merritt in Oakland June 12 with eager anticipation. It was another unique manifestation of the massive Black Lives Matter protests that have resulted from the police murders of Black people. In this case, it was members …

calvin deutschbein (2020-07-06). North Carolina activists oppose legal shield of cop violence. workers.org Raleigh, N.C. At 1: 01 a.m. on June 26, the Senate of the North Carolina General Assembly passed Senate Bill 168 and sent it to the governor to sign. The bill was 17 pages of regulations attacking most remaining forms of oversight in custody deaths by law enforcement. Street art classified . . . |

Editor (2020-07-06). Mount Rushmore defense of genocide. workers.org Just when we thought things couldn't get worse. The July Fourth speech, delivered at the foot of Mount Rushmore by the bigot-in-chief, reminds us that under the capitalist system, things can always get worse. Especially when the occupant of the White House seems to have zero boundaries when it comes . . . |

Stephanie Tromblay (2020-07-06). Lakota treaty defenders block highway to Mount Rushmore Trump traffic. workers.org On the heels of a campaign rally at the site of the 1921 Tulsa, Okla., white-mob massacre of Black Wall Street, President Trump continued a tour of white supremacy symbols with a July 3 rally and fireworks at Mount Rushmore. This monument to settler colonialism is in the Black Hills, . . . |

Gregory P. Williams (2020-07-06). The brutality of capitalism. mronline.org This essay connects police brutality to the brutality of capitalism. Capitalism has long promised a better life for people, a promise that was begrudgingly accepted by elites in…

Nino Brown (2020-07-06). 'Gains can be won if we stay united and in the street'. liberationnews.org What we are seeing today are the compounded contradictions of hundreds of years of racist and capitalist oppression…

Eds. (2020-07-06). BlackRock's rise shows the dark direction of monopoly capitalism. mronline.org Matt Taibbi concluded that the 2008 Wall Street bailout had "built a banking system that discriminates against community banks, makes Too Big to Fail banks even Too Bigger to Failier, increases risk, discourages sound business lending and punishes savings by making it even easier and more profitable to chase high-yield investments than to compete for …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-06). Mexican labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas arrested, raising USMCA enforcement doubts. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The arrest and detention in Mexico of prominent and outspoken pro-worker labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas is raising questions about whether Mexico can implement its commitments under the new "free trade" pact with the U.S. and Canada, which took effect July 1. Susana Prieto Terrazas was arrested in May on charges of inciting a riot …

Michael Berkowitz (2020-07-06). 'John Lewis: Good Trouble': A fine new documentary about a courageous life. peoplesworld.org When Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis was a kid, his parents brought him up to be religious and mindful of society's rules. But his grandfather also told him to engage in "good trouble, necessary trouble." Elder Lewis told his young grandson that sometimes good trouble would be needed to do what is right. …

Eric A. Gordon (2020-07-06). 'One Dyke's Theater' a monument to decades of lesbian life and creativity. peoplesworld.org I really didn't mean to write this review of a newly published collection of ten selected plays (1975-2014) by the self-dubbed "slightly world-renowned lesbian playwright" from San Francisco, Terry Baum. But the book sort of dropped in my lap and I couldn't put it down. I'm here to share the exciting news about this milestone …

Radical Reviewer (2020-07-06). Imperialism The Highest Stage of Capitalism by Vladimir Lenin — Review (ft. Peter Coffin). mronline.org Radical Reviewer and Peter Coffin review Vladimir Lenin's book Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism.

JoAnn Wypijewski (2020-07-06). On Disposability and Rebellion: Insights From a Rank-and-File Insurgency. counterpunch.org Homestead workers made beams for the Empire State Building. Their collective hand is embedded in the structures that millions encounter, unthinking, every day. Cross the Verrazano Narrows or the Golden Gate, that hand is there. Pose for a photograph at Rockefeller Center or the St. Louis Arch, it is there. Enter the United Nations building, curse the traffic on the Oakland Bay Bridge, depend on the Hoover Dam, it is there.

The Canary (2020-07-06). Asylum seekers in Glasgow 'malnourished with food not fit for human consumption'. thecanary.co Dozens of asylum seekers in Glasgow are "malnourished with food not fit for human consumption", according to a charity supporting them.Positive Action In Housing (PAIH) has rallied around refugees in the city after Badreddin Abadlla Adam's attack at the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street.Officers shot the 28-year-old from Sudan after six people were injured in the incident on 26 June.The hotel was housing asylum seekers at the time. But campaign groups criticised the Mears Group, which the Home Office has subcontracted to carry out this process during the coronavirus pandemic.Badreddin Abadlla Adam died after b…

The Canary (2020-07-06). Harry and Meghan say past wrongs of Commonwealth need to be acknowledged. thecanary.co The duke and duchess of Sussex warned that the Commonwealth's past wrongs need to be acknowledged in order to move forward, as they joined a discussion on justice and equal rights.Harry and Meghan both took part in the video call with young leaders in one of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust's (QCT) weekly sessions set up in response to the growing Black Lives Matter movement.The Commonwealth's past mistakes: The duke, whose grandmother the Queen is head of the Commonwealth, last week outlined his personal commitment to tackling institutional racism. Harry said: When you look across the Commonwealth, there is…

The Canary (2020-07-06). £1.57bn support package 'shows important role arts will play in recovery'. thecanary.co The government's £1.57bn support package for the arts is an acknowledgement that they have an "important" role to play in the nation's recovery, a theatre boss has said.Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director of the Young Vic, told Times Radio that he and his colleagues are "relieved".The move has also been welcomed by the Tate, the Science Museum Group, the National Gallery and the Royal Shakespeare Company. | Kwei-Armah added: "When we heard last night, we slept for the first time since March."It is a real vindication that we have been listened to and that the government understands that we were dying on our…

Mike Garrity (2020-07-06). How We Stopped Trump From Trashing a Critical Montana Roadless Area in Grizzly Habitat. counterpunch.org There was never any scientifically-sound reason to clearcut and bulldoze new logging roads into the roadless lands tucked along the Continental Divide in Helena, Montana's backyard. But Trump's Forest Service is on a cut-and-run tear and decided to do it anyway using the excuse that it would save the city's water supply. The Alliance for the

RT (2020-07-06). 'Keep this s**t in f**king New York': California woman faces vandalism charges after VIDEO shows her painting over BLM mural. rt.com Martinez, California police have asked the public to help them identify a woman filmed covering a Black Lives Matter mural (which was greenlit by the city) while her partner argued that the "narrative of racism" is a liberal lie. | The incident took place on July 4th in front of the local courthouse, where a giant yellow-lettered 'Black Lives Matter' mural popped up earlier that day. | The mural in support of the ongoing protests against police brutality was approved by the city. However, it was in urgent need of restoration only a couple of hours into its existence after a woman, armed with cans of paint and…

RT (2020-07-06). Where are the protests? Firearms overtake fireworks as shootings over July 4th weekend leave scores dead in big US cities. rt.com The Independence Day weekend turned deadly across the US as 77 people were shot in Chicago alone, continuing a spate of violence that has plagued largely black neighborhoods amid anti-racism protests focused on police brutality. | Between July 3 and July 5, 13 people were fatally shot in Chicago. The latest violence wasn't out of character in a city that earned the nickname "Chiraq" — likening the bloodshed to that in war-torn Iraq — and where around 80 percent of homicide victims each year are black, according to police data. | Father's Day weekend last month saw 104 shootings and 14 dead. | Also on…

RT (2020-07-06). 'Victory for environmental justice': Activists rejoice after $8bn Atlantic Coast Pipeline NIXED amid long-running legal battle. rt.com The two energy companies behind the controversial 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline slated to run from West Virginia to North Carolina, said they are scrapping the project after it was on hold for years due to legal challenges. | In a joint

RT (2020-07-06). Georgia governor declares emergency & deploys National Guard as Atlanta violence skyrockets amid Black Lives Matter protests. rt.com Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has ordered National Guard troops to deploy in Atlanta, after rioters sacked the state police headquarters. Shootings in the city have doubled in the wake of protests against police brutality. | Some 1,000 soldiers will be deployed to protect the state Capitol, the governor's mansion, and the Department of Public Safety building that was vandalized over the weekend, Kemp announced Monday. | "Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot, and left for dead," Kemp said. "This lawlessness must be stop…

RT (2020-07-06). Country music legend Charlie Daniels dies at 83. rt.com 'Devil Went Down to Georgia' singer Charlie Daniels has died at 83 after suffering a stroke. Messages of love for the man's music and his political activism, especially against Hillary Clinton, have been flooding social media. | Don Murry Grubbs, the publicist for Daniels, confirmed the passing on Monday. The country singer is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son, Charlie Daniels Jr. He passed away at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. | Daniels was best known for his 1979 hit 'Devil Went Down to Georgia,' which he continued to play at concert venues. Before that early hit, however, the skilled…

RT (2020-07-06). 'Get a noose': Alleged attempted lynching investigated in Indiana (VIDEO). rt.com Officers with Indiana's Department of Natural Resources are investigating an alleged lynching attempt directed at a black man over the weekend, after multiple videos of the incident surfaced online. | Vauhxx Booker from Bloomington claims that on July 4 he was attacked by five white men while walking in a wooded area near Lake Monroe, simply because he's black and they were "looking to provoke a conflict." | "Get a noose," Booker alleges he heard one of them say after the men set upon him. | www.facebook.com/vauhxx/posts/1022214715… | At least three eyewitness videos have surfaced of the inciden…

RT (2020-07-06). 'Central Park Karen' hit with criminal charges for calling 911 on black birdwatcher, but mob wants more. rt.com The white woman who became…

RT (2020-07-06). Statue for black abolitionist Frederick Douglass in NY state beyond repair after it was ripped down by vandals (PHOTOS). rt.com A statue for Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a prominent civil rights advocate, has been torn down from its pedestal in Rochester, New York. The damage to the monument is reportedly too significant to repair. | The statue was vandalized over the July 4th weekend, Rochester police told local media on Sunday. | Photos from the scene show an empty spot where the statue used to stand in Maplewood Park, as well as its debris scattered in the vicinity. The statue was lying 50 feet from its pedestal when officers found it. | The base of a Frederick Douglass statue torn down overnight here in Maplewood P…

RT (2020-07-06). White supremacy, or harmless gesture? Oregon police say cop accused of racist hand signal was simply checking protester was OK. rt.com An Oregon trooper was accused of dog whistling a counter-protester at a Black Lives Matter event in Salem, but state police said it was just an innocent OK gesture. 4Chan pranksters who started the hand sign confusion may rejoice. | The Oregon State Police (OSP) said their investigation into a viral video allegedly showing a white power gesture shown by an officer to an opponent of BLM demonstrators has revealed no wrongdoing. | Footage from the anti-racism protest in Salem on Saturday shows cops on the scene tasked with separating BLM demonstrators from groups of counter-protesters. The video shows one of the…

RT (2020-07-06). 'You can't blame it on police', Atlanta mayor says after 8yo black girl shot dead during protest. rt.com The mayor of Atlanta, Georgia gave an impassioned plea to disclose any information on the gunmen who shot up a car, killing an eight-year-old black girl inside, during a BLM protest. | The shooters need to be brought to justice, because as long as they are roaming free, they pose a threat to everyone, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said during an emotional press conference on Sunday. Staying silent regarding people like them will not keep people safe, and violence undermines the cause that has gained momentum in the past weeks, she said. | "In the civil rights movement there was a defined common enemy. We are figh…

RT (2020-07-06). Statue for black abolitionist Frederick Douglass in NY state beyond repair after ripped down by vandals (PHOTOS). rt.com A statue for Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a prominent civil rights advocate, has been torn down from its pedestal in Rochester, New York state. The damage to the monument is reportedly too significant to fix it. | The statue was vandalized over the July 4th weekend, Rochester police told local media on Sunday. | Photos from the scene show an empty spot where the statue used to stand in Maplewood Park, as well as its debris scattered in the vicinity. The statue was lying some 50 feet from its pedestal, when officers found it. | The base of a Frederick Douglass statue torn down overnight here in…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-06). Regulators Urged to Block Uber's "Domination Game" Acquisition of Postmates. commondreams.org "These destructive delivery apps… were built to monopolize an essential service and reap profits for investors." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Philip Giraldi (2020-07-06). Reparations and Other Scams: Israeli Survivors Live in Poverty and Are Starving? globalresearch.ca The issue of reparations and other compensation has been much in the news of late, most particularly in relationship to possible payments to descendants of slaves in the United States to compensate them for their disadvantages brought about by what …

Fight Back (2020-07-06). Trump's wrong, the Marxists are winning. fightbacknews.org Speaking at the White House, July 4, President Trump stated, "We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who in many instances have absolutely no clue what they are doing." He is wrong. The radical left and Marxists are beating him at every turn. | Trump is a failed political representative of a failed and dying economic system: monopoly capitalism. Trump's hatred of science, coupled with a profit-motivated health care system, has made the pandemic so much worse than it had to be. By every measure, the economy is entering a 1930s s…

Eugene E Ruyle (2020-07-06). Sunday 7/5: What to a Slave is the Fourth of July? indybay.org ZOOM meeting, log-in info at | icssmarx.org

_____ (2020-07-06). Russian Bounties: Here We Go Again. strategic-culture.org In case you've been living in a cave the last few weeks, here's latest news scoop riling the United States: Russia has been paying the Afghan Taliban bounties for American scalps. | How do we know? Because the New York Times tells us so, and the Times is not the kind of paper to make stuff up. But how does the Times know it's true? Because sources say so, sources so super-sensitive and high up that it can't reveal their names. All it can say according to in a front-page

Michael Galant (2020-07-06). We Need a Global Green New Deal. counterpunch.org The global economy is collapsing. When the pandemic began, experts at the International Monetary Fund predicted that we would see the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. This week, they announced that it will be even worse than they thought. This disaster comes into a world already facing record inequality, desperate poverty, and a

Nima Gerami (2020-07-06). To Defeat Systemic Racism, America Must End Endless War. commondreams.org The racism that permeates U.S. foreign policy today, writes Gerami, "is an extension of the belief in white supremacy that shaped the territorial and ideological boundaries of our nation from its inception." (Photo: U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Brady, Task Force Cyclone, 38th Infantry Division Public Affairs) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-07-06). Greenpeace Celebrates Dakota Access Pipeline Shutdown. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-07-06). Shield of the Union: How the Russian Navy Protected America in the Civil War. strategic-culture.org Strange things happen in civil wars: During the Russian Civil War in 1919, 13,000 U.S. troops were dispatched by President Woodrow Wilson to occupy the cities of Archangelsk in the Arctic and Vladivostok on the Pacific. | Half a century earlier, thousands of Imperial Russian Navy sailors and their officers flooded the cities of San Francisco and New York. But the circumstances were very different. They were there to defend the United States from foreign invasion — not to threaten it and they brilliantly succeeded in their tasks. | The incredible story is well told in "Friends in Peace and War: The Russian N…

Ali Salam (2020-07-06). Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinians in Hebron. imemc.org During confrontations in Hebron, one Palestinian civilian, on Sunday, was shot and injured by Israeli forces, according to WAFA correspondent. In the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Israeli military, stationed at flashpoint Shuhada Street, fired rubber-coated steel rounds and concussion grenades at Palestinian protesters, hitting one of …

Steve Ellner (2020-07-06). David Harvey's New Thesis "Capitalism is too Big to Fail": Is it? zcomm.org It is surprising that at this moment, when dire circumstances have generated a degree of hope, with the Black Lives Matter protests and such widespread disillusionment with the system, that Harvey comes up with this line of thinking…

Paul Buchheit (2020-07-06). The Protests We Should Be Having to Make the Super-Rich Very Afraid. commondreams.org "As the climate crisis worsens and the surging global population overruns our depleted living spaces," writes Buchheit, "the world's super-rich will increasingly become the targets of undervalued and desperate human beings." (Photo: Unsplash/Pixabay/CC0) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-07-06). To 'Build Back Better,' We Must Ditch Public Financing of Fossil Fuels. commondreams.org Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Sandrine Dixson-Decl—êve, and Bas Eickhout | An Extinction Rebellion protester holds up a placard saying "Divest from climate change" on October 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Lebanese block roads in Beirut amid economic woes. yenisafak.com Lebanese protesters blocked several roads in the capital Beirut on Monday, amid growing anger over deteriorating economic conditions in the country. | In a statement, Lebanon's traffic control room said demonstrators burned tires and blocked roads in the capital in protest of frequent power blackouts. | Drivers also staged a protest outside the headquarters of the Interior Ministry in the Sanayeh area of Beirut to demand the cancellation of mechanics and inspection fees. They also called for reducing fuel prices. | Lebanon's currency has taken a nosedive, losing around 70% of its value in recent months. Lira was…

_____ (2020-07-06). Raleigh Black Lives Matter Protest Reaches 35th Day. popularresistance.org For the 35th consecutive day, Black Lives Matter protesters chanted, made speeches, waved signs and marched across downtown Raleigh on Saturday. They are protesting SB 168 which lawmakers passed nearly unanimously with no discussion in the wee hours of the morning on June 27, would shield death investigation records from the public when they are shared with the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Those records are now considered public under state law. | "The fact that they're trying to … pass this over on us and act like it's no big deal like they're just gonna ignore us — that is why we're so mu…

_____ (2020-07-06). Protesters Attacked By Police Are Suing To Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights. popularresistance.org Victims of police abuse are filing litigation, and at least one judge has put a halt to some of the most egregious misconduct. Plaintiffs allege that police misconduct resulted in the violation of their First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. They charge that the LAPD used "indiscriminate and unreasonable force against thousands of protesters" and used unreasonable and excessive force by hitting "at least close to a thousand protesters with batons and/or 'rubbers bullets.'" Plaintiffs attest to being restrained with tight handcuffs, denied bathroom access and access to food or water, and provided insuffici…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). VIDEO: Huge protests against racism in New York. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Despite widespread crackdown on protesters, a large crowd took to the streets in New York to protest against racism and inequality.

Alex Darocy (2020-07-06). Anti-Fourth Celebration in Santa Cruz. indybay.org To celebrate the holiday weekend without glorifying genocide, slavery and the settler state, community members in Santa Cruz organized a block party on July 4 at the Town Clock, which was followed by a protest march. An online post promoting the street party read: "This event is open to all members of the community who do not want to celebrate the foundations of this country being on stolen land. This is a space to share food, community and acknowledge the truth. We are choosing to honor those who have suffered genocide by the American government. This day is a sanitized holiday to erase indigenous nations and a…

Labor Video Project (2020-07-06). Remember "Bloody Thursday" & Stop Racist Graffiti At SSA! Press Conf At Port Of Oakland. indybay.org ILWU Local 34, ILWU Local 34 and ILWU IBU Bay Area members held a press conference on July 3, 2020 to protest Ku Klux Klan racist graffiti put up at the SSA terminal following the Juneteenth | Action. They also announced plans for commemoration of July 5, 2020 "Bloody Thursday" at the SSA Terminal…

Unicorn Riot (2020-07-06). Say Her Name — Nekeya Moody Killed in February 2020 After Encounter with Minnesota Police. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Nekeya Moody, a 37-year-old mother of five, died after a struggle with Ramsey County Sheriffs in February 2020. Moody's sister said she laid unresponsive and lacking medical care for 10 minutes. Today, July 5, Nekeya Moody would've turned 38. | On June 19,…

WSWS (2020-07-06). Brazil's coronavirus cases top 1.5 million amid record unemployment. wsws.org From March to May, some eight million workers lost their jobs, and more than half of the country's working age population have become unemployed.

WSWS (2020-07-06). Two US aircraft carriers in war games in South China Sea. wsws.org The "high-end" exercises sought to test US naval capabilities in a conflict with China involving both offensive operations using war planes and the defence of the ships from any counter-attack.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-06). Spiked Concerns: The Melbourne Coronavirus Lockdown. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2020-07-06). The future of the global cruising industry: Layoffs, pay cuts and prolonged misery for crews. wsws.org Cruise corporations are cutting jobs and denying workers repatriation to save their profits.

WSWS (2020-07-06). How corporations and government finance the German trade unions. wsws.org With the pandemic, which has led to the deepest international economic crisis since the 1930s, the role of unions as tools of the corporations is taking on a new dimension.

Tasha Jones (2020-07-06). Pyramids. Plantations. Projects. Penitentiaries. counterpunch.org We went from Pyramids to Plantations, to Projects, to Penitentiaries and you think America has love for me/we — We went from Pyramids to Plantations, to Projects, to Penitentiaries, and you think America wants to give Us Free. 1 I was born at 8: 10 Died. Revived. Then, born again. With fight in my blood Storm

Jill Richardson (2020-07-06). Learning Not to Look Away. counterpunch.org When those of us who are white are asked to engage with anti-racism, we are being asked to do something emotionally difficult: understand how we have benefited from a system that disadvantages and hurts others, so we can help dismantle it. If you oppose and abhor racism, as I hope most of us do, it

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-06). Greek communists denounce government bill prohibiting demonstrations. peoplesdispatch.org A bill introduced by the New Democracy goverment permits the authorities to impose restrictions on the use of roads and spaces for demonstrations. It also enables authorities to ban demonstrations and penalize the organizers…

Stephen Sefton (2020-07-06). Nicaragua — Virtual Reality and Human Rights. globalresearch.ca Ever since January 2007, the Western human rights industry has attacked Nicaragua's Sandinista government for being undemocratic and repressive. For over a decade, Nicaragua's social and economic development and successive democratic elections repeatedly contradicted that mendacious narrative. Frustrated by Nicaragua's …

Nino Pagliccia (2020-07-06). Venezuela Is on a Path to Make Colonialism Obsolete. globalresearch.ca On June 29 the European Union (EU) slapped

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-06). Israeli Authorities to Demolish Home of a Palestinian Prisoner in West of Jenin City. imemc.org On Monday, Israeli authorities were reportedly endorsed a demolition order for the home of Palestinian prisoner, Nathmi Abubaker, 48, from the Y'abad village, south-west of Jenin City, in the West Bank. The official Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that Israeli occupation authorities jailed Abubaker after they had accused him of …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-06). Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians from the West Bank. imemc.org Israeli Troops abducted early on Monday and late on Sunday night four Palestinian residents from different West Bank areas. Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli troop invaded the Bet Rema village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah and that Israeli soldiers broke into the home of Saher …

Ali Salam (2020-07-06). Israeli Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Youths near Salfit. imemc.org Illegal Israeli settlers shot and injured two Palestinian youths, on Sunday, in Bidya village, west of Salfit, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that a group of Israeli colonists attacked Palestinian families in Khillat Hassan area, opening fire at them, resulting in the …

Ali Salam (2020-07-06). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians from West Bank. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) reported that the Israeli forces abducted several Palestinian civilians from across the occupied West Bank, overnight Saturday. Israeli forces assaulted Abdul Karim Khaled Abu Sal, before abducting him from Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern West Bank. The PPS added that Israeli …

WSWS (2020-07-06). US labor secretary says "reopening" will proceed in face of surging pandemic. wsws.org Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia declared that "Our workplaces can be very safe places to be," even as hospitalizations broke records in states across the country.

Project Censored (2020-07-06). Episode 96 — Jewish/Black Relations And Dialogue In Contentious Times With Rabbi Dan Ain. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore Jewish/Black Relations And Dialogue In Contentious Times With Rabbi Dan Ain. Along The Line is a…

Fight Back (2020-07-06). Carnage and important historical lessons abound in book 'The Jakarta Method'. fightbacknews.org Beachgoers stumbling on human femur bones in the sand – just a few feet from world-class resorts. Families sifting through corpses, decayed beyond recognition and piled up on the beach, in search of missing loved ones. Roadways littered with human heads impaled on bamboo spears. Ordinary homes and buildings converted into charnel houses of unspeakable torture. Parents ripped from their beds in the middle of the night and led deep into the jungle by their captors, for all-night, around-the-clock execution sessions. | These are not scenes from some horror movie. They really happened in Indonesia. | Beginning with a…

Lauren Weber and Laura Ungar and Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press and Hannah Recht and Anna Maria Barry-Jester (2020-07-06). Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus. zcomm.org The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources necessary to confront the worst health crisis in a century…

Steve Early (2020-07-06). Will Real-Life "Fighting Dems" Prove Irresistible? zcomm.org Jon Stewart's new Hollywood film, Irresistible, is well worth watching just because of the timeliness and relevance of its other subject matter—the Democratic Party's frantic recruitment of veterans to run for public office…

Onno Vandewalle (2020-07-06). Why are we having a go at the statues of Leopold II? peoplesdispatch.org Onno Vandewalle writes about the movement in the country to pull down the statues of Leopold II, and examines the brutal history of colonization and exploitation in the Congo…

Carlos Aznárez (2020-07-06). Adolfo Pérez Esquivel: "The United States has no allies, it has no friends, it only thinks of its economic interests" peoplesdispatch.org Carlos Aznárez speaks with Adolfo Pérez Esquivel about the debt crisis facing Argentina and why Argentina should not pay…

WSWS (2020-07-06). More than 170 killed in accident at Myanmar jade mine. wsws.org The disaster has highlighted the perilous conditions confronting oppressed miners in the industry, which provides large profits to sections of the country's military-dominated regime.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-06). Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza again. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli fighter aircraft and attack helicopters conducted airstrikes targeting the besieged Palestinian Gaza strip late on July 5, Sunday. Local Palestinian media reported that the Israelis struck areas in the eastern part of Gaza, but no casualties were reported. At least one of the Israeli missiles struck an agricultural plot of land, resulting in a loud explosion in the eastern part of al-Zeitoun district of Gaza. The Israeli military later claimed that the airstrikes were conducted in response to rocket fire from Gaza earlier. | In a statement, the Israeli military said that they had targeted "underground fac…

Fight Back (2020-07-06). Tampa students demand increase in Black enrollment, Black faculty. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On July 2, students gathered at the gates of the on-campus residence for the president of the University of South Florida (USF) to demand that the university take measures to increase Black enrollment. Over the past 10 years, the percentage of Black students at the university has been on a steady decline, from a high of 12% a decade ago to the most recent report of 10%. But even the highest percentage is much lower than the demographics of the Tampa Bay area, in which Black people comprise nearly a quarter of the population. | Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) led the crowd in chants c…

Eva Hershaw (2020-07-06). Black food spaces seed sovereignty. zcomm.org "We cannot depend on food aid, the charity of the philanthropic community, government agencies and non-profit organizations to feed poor people. We need to not only demand but also create the engines and processes of control."

WSWS (2020-07-06). Over 700 Joliet, Illinois nurses go on strike for better wages and safe working conditions. wsws.org Strikes of healthcare workers are part of a growing global response of workers across industries to the dangers posed by governments' back-to-work drive.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-06). Progressive Luis Abinader, leads in presidential elections in Dominican Republic. peoplesdispatch.org Luis Abinader of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), a center-left party, seems to have emerged as the front runner in the presidential elections held in Dominican Republic on July 5. The Central Electoral Board (JCE) of the Dominican Republic, after counting 41.16% of the votes, presented the preliminary results and announced that the PRM candidate was leading with 53.27% of votes. As of July 6 with 47.95% of the votes counted, Abinader maintains his lead with 52.44% of the vote share. | In second place is Gonzalo Castillo of the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) with 37.66% of the votes, followed by for…

Andrew Moss (2020-07-06). The Language of Vote Suppression. zcomm.org The injustices in our electoral system present an enormous, continuing task: to challenge the lies, the racism, and the specific practices of vote suppression — while still motivating voters, particularly young voters, to cast their ballots and secure full representation as citizens of their communities and of the nation…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-07-06). British Government Encourages Mass Emigration from Hong Kong to Affect China. globalresearch.ca In late June, China's National People's Congress passed Hong Kong's new national security law, later signed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The new law imposes a special security regime in the autonomous territory of Hong Kong, prohibiting foreign interference …

WSWS (2020-07-06). British government reimposes welfare benefits sanctions as pandemic continues and unemployment rockets. wsws.org By June, the number of job center claimants had risen by 126 percent since the start of the pandemic, to 2.8 million.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-06). Criminalising Journalism: Australia's National Security Craze. counterpunch.org There has been a lot of noise made in Australia about the need for broader protections when it comes to the fourth estate and the way it covers national security matters. In a country lacking a backbone in terms of constitutional free speech, journalists are left at the mercy of authorities when it comes to

WSWS (2020-07-06). Australian Labor Party vote falls further in by-election. wsws.org The biggest swings against Labor occurred in Queanbeyan, a largely working-class city neighbouring Canberra, the national capital.

The Canary (2020-07-06). PM wants driverless trains to be condition of future TfL bailout. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has said driverless trains should be a condition of a future bailout of Transport for London (TfL). | The government has given TfL a £1.6bn package to continue running services after a collapse in revenue in May 2020 due to the coronavirus lockdown. But that funding will run out in September 2020. | "Let's not be the prisoners of the unions": | On a visit to a site in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, where tech giant Siemens will open a rail manufacturing facility in 2022, Boris Johnson told reporters: You can run these trains without the need for somebody to be sitting in the driver's…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-06). While the Shark Still Swims: Boris Johnson, Super Saturday and Super Responsibilities. dissidentvoice.org By most accounts, the response of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the coronavirus pandemic has been abysmal. When the architect of the response himself catches the virus, he is either a more informed person for his sin or a buffoon in need of serious chastising. In June, the prime minister claimed pride in announcing …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-06). 'Hunger Clock' Billboards Blast McConnell and GOP Senators for Blocking $16 Billion in Food Aid. commondreams.org "Let's be clear: this delay in food aid may lead to even more Americans unnecessarily dying." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-07-06). Dozens of Lobbyists with Trump Ties Have Raked in at Least $10.5 Billion in Federal Aid During the Pandemic. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-06). As Colleges Resort to Online Learning, ICE Issues 'Needlessly Cruel' Rule Pushing International Students Out of US. commondreams.org Immigrant rights advocates expressed shock on Monday after Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced international students whose U.S. schools are moving to an online-only model for the Fall 2020 semester will no longer be welcome in the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nicolas J.S. Davies (2020-07-06). Key US Ally Indicted for Organ Trade Murder Scheme. commondreams.org Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in 2018. (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sarah Anderson (2020-07-06). Shrink Wall Street to Guarantee Good Jobs. commondreams.org National Nurses United for an International Day of Action, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. (Photo: Flickr Glyn Lowe Photo Works, @glynlowe). | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-07-06). Authorities Must Block Uber's Anti-Competitive Acquisition of Postmates. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-06). 'To Stand Up for What Is Morally Right': Progressive Insurgent Dr. Arati Kreibich Makes Case to Voters Before Tuesday's NJ Primary. commondreams.org "Our grassroots campaign has put in the work to talk to voters about why we need real change in this election." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Bianca Mugyenyi (2020-07-06). Why Canada—and the World—Deserve a Better Foreign Policy in Ottawa. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-07-06). Oil Change International Response to Dakota Access Pipeline Shutdown. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-07-06). Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-07-06). Dakota Access Shutdown, Dominion Pipeline Decision Show Failures of Trump's Fossil Fuel Agenda. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-07-06). With New Permits, Newsom Ramps Up Fracking in California. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-07-06). Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Asylum Transit Ban. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-07-06). 350.org on Suspension of Dakota Access Pipeline and Cancelation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jonathan Cook (2020-07-06). The Threat of Annexation is far from Over. dissidentvoice.org Annexation by Israel of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank was never likely to happen on July 1, as many observers assumed. The date was not a deadline; it was a window opened by the Israeli government to carry out annexation before US President Donald Trump leaves office. Unhappily for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

_____ (2020-07-06). Netherlands 'Justice' Is Totally Corrupt: MH17 Case as Example. strategic-culture.org On Friday, July 3rd, the judge in the Netherlands court case against Russia as having fired a Buk missile that brought down the Malaysian Airlines plane that Ukrainian Air Traffic Control had instructed to fly over Ukraine's civil-war zone on 17 July 2014 ruled out any consideration of evidence from Russia.

The Canary (2020-07-06). Team GB sprinter 'considering legal action against Met' after stop and search. thecanary.co A Team GB sprinter is considering legal action against the Metropolitan Police after accusing officers of racially profiling her and her partner in a stop and search. | Commonwealth Games gold medallist Bianca Williams and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, a Portuguese 400m sprinter, were stopped in west London on Saturday. | Williams, whose three-month-old son was in the car during the incident, called it an "awful experience" and believes the couple were targeted because they are black and drive a Mercedes. | "They (the officers) said there's a lot of youth violence and stabbings in the area and that the car loo…

The Canary (2020-07-06). Government accused of confusing holidaymakers over travel lists. thecanary.co Only 25 countries on government lists aimed at restarting foreign holidays are accessible for English visitors, according to new analysis. | Last week, the Department for Transport (DfT) named 74 countries and territories from where people will not need to quarantine if they return to or visit England from Friday. | The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) published a separate list of 67 destinations which are exempt from its advisory against all non-essential travel. | But analysis by travel consultancy The PC Agency and consumer research agency AudienceNet found that just 25 locations included on the lists do…

The Canary (2020-07-06). Boohoo to investigate alleged illegal practices at Leicester supplier. thecanary.co Online fashion giant Boohoo has said it will investigate alleged illegal practices at a supplier in Leicester after reports that staff were being paid less than minimum wage to work in poor conditions. | The fast-fashion retailer told investors on Monday that it will end relationships with any supplier it finds to have broken its code of conduct. | Shares in Boohoo sank in early trading as investors and traders digested a report from the Sunday Times which said workers in a Leicester factory making clothes destined for Boohoo were being paid as little as £3.50 an hour. | The report said the factory, which d…

Daniel Fernandez (2020-07-06). Why JPMorgan Chase Should Give $1 Billion to Black Neighborhoods in Chicago. thenation.com Why JPMorgan Chase Should Give $1 Billion to Black Neighborhoods in Chicago…

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yenisafak (2020-07-06). Wuhan raises flood alert level as rains batter China. yenisafak.com The central Chinese city of Wuhan, epicentre of the new coronavirus pandemic, raised its flood alert level on Monday as torrential rain and thunderstorms battered swathes of the country, including the Yangtze river on which it sits.Wuhan upgraded its emergency flood response to Level II from Level III, the second highest on its four-tier scale, after days of heavy downpours submerged many of its roads.Authorities warned in March that Wuhan and other flood-prone cities on the Yangtze's middle reaches faced higher than usual levels of rainfall this year.Mayor Zhou Xianwang promised that crucial flood defence work w…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). China retreats from border clash site: Indian Army. yenisafak.com Indian army sources claimed on Monday that Chinese troops began to withdraw from the Galwan Valley area in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, where recent clashes took place between the two sides.In a first sign of disengagement from the site of the June 15 clash Chinese troops were seen "dismantling tents and moving back in vehicles," an official from the Indian Army told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.Defensive structures at patrolling point 14, the main site of the June 15 clash that killed 20 Indian soldiers including a colonel, were removed and the Chinese army moved back by "at least a mile…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Spanish antibody study shows 5% of population exposed to coronavirus. yenisafak.com Results from the final stage of a nationwide antibody study showed some 5.2% of Spain's population has been exposed to the coronavirus, health officials said on Monday, confirming findings from earlier stages.The study, which tested nearly 70,000 people across Spain three times over the past three months, found the virus' prevalence had not altered significantly since preliminary results were published in May.

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Turkish protective clothing, mask exports hit $573M. yenisafak.com Turkey's protective clothing and mask exports reached $573.4 million in the first half of this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB) on Monday."We saw a record high year-on-year growth in the figure with 986% in January-June," said Mustafa Gultepe, the head of IHKIB.Gultepe said Turkish companies accelerated works to meet the strong global demand for masks and protective clothes.The country exported $144.7 million worth of masks and $428.7 worth of protective clothes in the first six months of this year, Gultepe said.He underlined that the share of th…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Trudeau won't attend Washington summit, Mexican president says. yenisafak.com Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not attend talks in Washington this week to mark the start of a new North American trade deal, Mexico's president said, adding that the two leaders will instead talk by telephone later on Monday morning.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday.Lopez Obrador told a regular news conference he will do a coronavirus test before leaving Mexico, and was prepared to do another one in the United States if he was required to do so.

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Qatar coronavirus cases exceed 100,000. yenisafak.com With a population of about 2.7 million people, the energy-rich Gulf state has one of the world's highest per capita number of confirmed cases.

yenisafak (2020-07-06). US coronavirus deaths surpass 130,000. yenisafak.com The overall rate of increase in U.S. deaths has continued to trend downward despite case numbers surging to record levels in recent days, but health experts warn that fatalities are a lagging indicator, showing up weeks or even months after cases rise.At least five states have already bucked the downward trend in the death rate, according to a Reuters analysis. Arizona had 449 deaths in the last two weeks of June, up from 259 deaths in the first two weeks of the month. The state posted a 300% rise in cases over the full month, the most in the country.Nationally, cases are approaching 3 million, the highest tally…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Libya arrests Daesh/ISIS cell west of Tripoli. yenisafak.com Libyan forces have dismantled a Daesh/ISIS cell in Az-Zawiyah city, west of the capital Tripoli, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. | A ministry statement said the cell was planning "to carry out terrorist attacks and plots to harm security and stability and spread chaos in the country". | The statement, however, did not specify how many cell members were arrested. | On Sunday, the Joint Security Operations Room in Misrata city, 200 km east of Tripoli, announced the arrest of a Daesh/ISIS militant, who arrived in the country from Syria in 2016. | Earlier Monday, local Syrian sources said 300 mercenarie…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). PKK/YPG forcing children to join terror group in Syria. yenisafak.com The PKK/YPG terrorist organization has been trying to forcibly recruit children who lost their parents in the Syrian civil war, Turkish security sources told Anadolu Agency on Monday.Having suffered severe blows in recent years, the PKK/YPG has established teams to seek out and brainwash such children and teenagers, threatening them to join the terrorists' ranks if they did not cooperate.According to reports by security forces, these teams have pursued Syrian orphans between the ages of 10 and 15 and kidnapped them to terror camps to indoctrinate them with their ideology and train them for armed combat after turn…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Turkey busts gang coordinating with drug sellers. yenisafak.com At least 59 suspects have been remanded in Turkey as part of an operation to bust a large gang that was coordinating with drug sellers on streets, according to the country's interior minister on Monday."Blow to 'Albaylar Gang' coordinating street sellers as a result of one-year surveillance…" Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter, adding the gang was active in the Aegean province of Izmir.Soylu thanked all officials who took part in the operation.Crackdown on drugs, has, over the years, helped Turkey deal with narcoterrorism, or profits for terrorist groups from the illegal trade.

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Traces of history fascinate Turkey's Patara visitors. yenisafak.com The ancient city of Patara in Turkey's Mediterranean coast fascinates its visitors with traces of history and stories of people who once lived there.Located in the Kas district of southwestern Antalya province, Patara is known as the capital of the ancient Lycian civilization, which consisted of 23 cities in the middle of the first century BC.Chief excavator Havva Iskan Isik of Akdeniz University told Anadolu Agency that famous names from history frequently set foot to Patara.Isik said the first important person to come to the city was Tudhaliya IV, the king of Hittite Empire.Alexander the Great, she added, after…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Russian church leader says calls to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque threaten Christianity. yenisafak.com Patriarch Kirill, the leader of Russia's Orthodox Church, said on Monday that calls to convert Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a mosque posed a threat to Christianity.Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has proposed restoring the mosque status of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, an ancient building at the heart of both the Christian Byzantine and Muslim Ottoman empires and now one of Turkey's most visited monuments.The proposal has been criticised by several religious and political leaders, including the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch, spirtual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, as well as Greece, France an…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). England to face Ireland and Pakistan in packed summer schedule. yenisafak.com England will host Ireland in a three-match one-day international series starting on July 30 before taking on Pakistan in a packed summer calendar, the England & Wales Cricket Board announced on Monday.The Ireland squad will arrive in England and set up their base at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on July 18, before facing world champions England in three ODIs at the same venue.The second and third ODIs between the two sides will be on Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 respectively.Ireland have only beaten England once in their 10 ODI encounters.Pakistan, who arrived in England on June 28 to quarantine themselves ahead of the bilate…

yenisafak (2020-07-06). Palestinian detainee dies in Israeli prison. yenisafak.com A Palestinian detainee held in Israel has died in custody, a local NGO said on Monday. | Sa'di al-Gharabli, 75, died at Assaf Harofeh medical center after his health deteriorated, the Handala Center for Detainees and Ex-detainees said in a statement. | Al-Gharabli, from the Gaza strip, was arrested by Israeli forces in 1994 and sentenced to a lifetime in prison. | According to the NGO, the Palestinian detainee had suffered prostate cancer, diabetes and blood pressure, accusing Israeli prison authorities of refusing to provide medical attention to him. | There was no comment from Israeli prison authorities on the…

_____ (2020-07-06). Russia, Afghanistan And The Big Lie. popularresistance.org There is no end to the Russiagate fraud. All major charges have been disproved. No one was convicted of the dreaded "collusion" that was reported endlessly for the last four years. Damning information is now declassified and casts doubt on the veracity of the whole story. CrowdStrike, the Democratic National Committee cybersecurity firm, admitted under oath they had no proof of hacking by Russia or anyone else. Robert Mueller ended his two-year-long, multi-million-dollar investigation with nothing except convictions for process crimes. | Why then did the New York Times print a story with an unnamed intelligence a…

_____ (2020-07-06). Washington Threatens Military Action Against Iran After UN Meeting. popularresistance.org "The international community in general – and the UN Security Council in particular – are facing an important decision: do we maintain respect for the rule of law, or do we return to the law of the jungle by surrendering to the whims of an outlaw bully?" Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said of Washington's recent moves. Several delegates at the Security Council meeting criticized US President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Obama-era nuclear accord, challenging its ability to legally trigger the deal's sanctions "snapback". Russia's UN ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, called the US campaign "a maxim…

_____ (2020-07-06). Family Of Murdered Army Specialist Accuses The Army Of A Cover-up. popularresistance.org Violence against women in the military and at Fort Hood has been going on for a very long time. Twelve years ago, in 2008, I wrote an article "Is There an Army Cover-Up of Rape and Murder of Women Soldiers?" that detailed violence against women assigned to units from Fort Hood that were then located in Iraq. Now, twelve years later, the Army's handling of the investigation into SPC Guillen's disappearance was an affront to Guillen's family and to military women on Fort Hood. For three months the perpetrator of the murder of SPC Guillen roamed free on Fort Hood, capable of murdering other young women and showing s…

_____ (2020-07-06). Cops Off Campus And Out of Our Unions! popularresistance.org The union I am a part of, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) at the City University of New York (CUNY), voted not only to kick the cops off campus but also to drive the cop union out of the AFL-CIO, the national labor federation with which our parent union is affiliated. Before the June 25 delegate assembly where we voted on it, union members working in Rank and File Action drafted the resolution with these clear demands. The union leadership, who has regularly taken more conservative positions on a range of issues, offered a substitute resolution that expanded some language but dropped the demand on expelling…

_____ (2020-07-06). Palestinian Community Sets Conditions On Support For Presidential Candidate. popularresistance.org Members of the Palestinian community in the United States have issued a declaration of principles that included a set of preconditions to support federal candidates in the presidential elections later this year. | The document, signed by Palestinian cultural, political, social and academic figures, included 13 preconditions namely recognizing the Palestinian people's right to self-determination as an inalienable right as well as the need for the Israeli occupation to immediately and unconditionally end and the refugees' right to return to their homes in accordance with UN Resolution 194. | The Declaration conside…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). police spare no effort to offer service in Arbaeen ceremony. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Police chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said that Providing security for pilgrims as well as facilitating the offering of service are among the top priorities of Police in the Arbaeen ceremonies.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). 4.6-Richter quake jolts Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale hit Kabul in Afghanistan on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). China, India to complete troop pullback from disputed border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — China and India have agreed to complete troop pullback from the disputed border as soon as possible, Beijing says.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). China ready to work with Iran for progressing practical coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that his country is ready to work with the Islamic Republic of Iran to make progress in practical cooperation.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Special 'coronavirus' ward in Hajar Hospital, Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — With the onset of the second wave of coronavirus in the country, nurses and doctors at Hajar Hospital in Tehran are offering high-quality medical services to patients round-the-clock.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). A MoU inked between Iran's Navy, IAU for bilateral coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — A Research-Training Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed and sealed between Iran's Navy Force and Islamic Azad University (IAU) at Navy Command HQ, on Sun.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Iran always defends unity, resistance of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — The Director General for the Middle East Affairs of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Islamic Republic of Iran always defends and supports the unity, amity and resistance of Palestinians.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Azerbaijan rejects rumors its airspace used to attack Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Azerbaijan has dismissed the rumors on the use of its airspace by unknown military aircraft to deliver airstrikes on Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). UNESCO ready to develop tourism coop. with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — The Director General of Tourism Planning and Development Affairs said that United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is ready to boost tourism cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). 'The World's Last House' to go on screen at Riurau Filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Iranian short piece 'The World's Last House', by Amir Gholami will take part in the 9th Riurau Film Festival in Spain.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). FM spokesman, Chinese envoy meet in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi met and held talks with Chinese Ambassador to Iran Chang Hua on Monday in Tehran.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Iraqi MP objects over US testing missile. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — A member of the Iraqi Parliament has voiced his objection over the US' testing missile in its embassy in Baghdad, calling on the Iraqi government to prevent such acts in the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Russia opposes launch of JCPOA's 'dispute resolution'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — A senior Russian diplomat said that the launch of dispute resolution mechanism in JCPOA is not a good idea.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Israeli regime launches new spy satellite Ofek 16. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Electro-optical reconnaissance satellite will provide surveillance for military intelligence, Israeli regime claims.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Abbas conditionally agrees to negotiate with Israeli regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — President of Palestinian Authority conditionally agreed to negotiate with Israeli regime based on UN resolutions.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). Border Guards first defensive stronghold of country: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — The commander of IRGC Ground Force, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said on Monday that Border Guards are the first defensive stronghold of the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-06). VIDEO: Brushfire shuts down 14 freeway in north LA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Brushfire scorched an estimated 1,100 acres in Santa Clarita and jumped the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway near Soledad Canyon Road, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported, local media reported.

Sierra Club Loma Prieta (2020-07-06). Wednesday 7/8: Why Radical Interventions are Needed Now to Stop the Climate Apocalypse. indybay.org Online…