2020-07-07: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-07-07). ICE threatens international students with deportation unless their college resumes in-person classes. wsws.org In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, an ICE rule change is forcing international students to risk their lives to stay in the US…

Richard Eskow (2020-07-07). The War on Logic: Contradictions and Absurdities in the House's Military Spending Bill. counterpunch.org The House Armed Services Committee just passed a defense appropriations bill filled with moral contradictions and illogical absurdities. Consider: It removes some racist symbols in the military, but preserves Trump's ability to use the military against anti-racist demonstrators. It abdicates Congress' responsibility to declare war, but prevents the executive branch from moving toward peace.

Yves Engler (2020-07-07). White Supremacist Intelligence Alliance Pushes China Hostage Standoff. dissidentvoice.org In recent weeks movements in different countries have toppled statues and put the police and other institutions upholding systemic racism on the defensive. But, amidst unprecedented protests against racism, there has been remarkably little interest in the white supremacist foreign policy alliance currently driving conflict with China. The "Five Eyes" intelligence arrangement has faced almost …

Max Elbaum (2020-07-07). Socialist Strategy and the Biden Debate. zcomm.org Should anti-capitalists urge a vote for Joe Biden to defeat Donald Trump in November 2020 or not?>

Daniel Beaumont (2020-07-07). Gimme Shelter: the Brief And Strange History of CHOP (AKA CHAZ). counterpunch.org The end has come for CHOP—or CHAZ. At first the six-block area just east of downtown Seattle was called CHAZ. The area was occupied by protesters on June 8th after it was reluctantly ceded to them by Seattle Mayor Jennie Durkan and the police. That was the day that the Seattle Police Department vacated and locked up its East Precinct building on 12th Avenue. When the police left, the occupiers painted "People" over the "Police" in the sign, "Seattle Police Department, East Precinct." Then they declared the surrounding area the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, soon referred to simply as CHAZ. Whatever exactly i…

Liberation Staff Seattle (2020-07-07). In Seattle, people not intimidated, keep marching. liberationnews.org The horrific car attack on the Black Femme March on July 4 that killed Summer Taylor and gravely injured Diaz Love has not stopped protests.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-07). Argentine social movements propose San Martín Plan to overcome extreme poverty post-COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org Social leader Juan Grabois, in an interview with community media, detailed aspects of the plan which envisions the generation of 4 million jobs The plan envisions the creation of a fund which will set up 4,000 productive units…

Raul Diego (2020-07-07). The Merging of US and Israeli National Security States is Accelerating Amid COVID-19. mintpressnews.com A new pro-Israel policy framework proposed by the US Chamber of Commerce is bolstering the ongoing merger between the US and Israeli national security states.

WSWS (2020-07-07). Canada's migrant workers protest lack of COVID-19 protections. wsws.org Hundreds of migrant workers and their supporters joined protests Saturday against atrocious working and living conditions—conditions long sanctioned by government and made still worse by the pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-07). Corporate interests are determining US response to COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org Dr. Hani Serag explains how the response to COVID-19 has been hampered by the influence of corporate interests and looks at the steps necessary for a comprehensive people's heath-based approach to the disease.

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat (2020-07-07). Xenophobia in South Africa fractures international working-class solidarity. peoplesdispatch.org The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted migrants in South Africa who have been facing increasingly violent attacks and marginalization over the past decade, reinforced by xenophobic rhetoric on a state-level…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-07-07). Western Liberal Media Attacks Tanzania's President John Magufuli for Exposing COVID-19 Tests and Population Control in Africa. globalresearch.ca From the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tanzania's President John 'The Bulldozer' Magufuli exposed the fraud behind the Covid-19 testing kits and criticized the mass hysteria in regards to the virus. Several mainstream media networks including Bloomberg News led an …

Brett Jordan (2020-07-07). The Destructive Response to SARS-COV-2: Maintaining a Dignity of Intelligence in a Time of Social Modification. globalresearch.ca Both scientific and medical debate continues to unfold in not only the dubious nature of what we currently identify as COVID-19, but also — and more intensely perhaps — over the ongoing global response to the virus itself. At the …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-07). Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus. peoplesdispatch.org Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro affirmed on Tuesday July 7 that he tested positive for COVID-19. The information was confirmed by the Special Secretary of Social Communication. | "The result of the test of COVID-19 done by the President Jair Bolsonaro on the night of Monday July 7 presented a positive diagnosis. The president remains in good health and at this moment he is in the Alvorada Palace," said the government in a note. | Bolsonaro had already told his followers on Monday July 6, that he had symptoms such as a fever of 38 degrees and pain in his body. He has reported to be feeling well and with "clean…

The Tricontinental (2020-07-07). Latin America under CoronaShock: Social crisis, neoliberal failure, and the People's Alternatives. mronline.org The first cases of COVID-19 were detected in December 2019 in Wuhan (China). In early March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the rapidly expanding illness a pandemic.

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-07-07). All Articles The World Can Show How Pharma Monopolies Aren't the Only Way to Fight COVID-19. zcomm.org After his disastrous handling of the COVID-19 epidemic, Trump is trying to improve his waning electoral chances by reserving all of Gilead's stock of remdesivir…

RT (2020-07-07). US 'certainly looking' at banning TikTok & other Chinese social media apps, says Pompeo. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed Washington is considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, including the ultra-popular TikTok, apparently inspired by a similar ban in India and Australia's threat to do the same. | Speaking with Fox News, Pompeo affirmed "we're certainly looking at" banning TikTok and other Chinese apps, following the lead of India, which banned 59 Chinese apps after border skirmishes with Beijing, and Australia, which has threatened to do the same. Americans should download the apps "only if you want your information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party," he smirked.

yenisafak (2020-07-07). WHO to travellers: keep an eye on 'anywhere and everywhere' COVID-19. yenisafak.com The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged travellers to wear masks on planes and keep themselves informed as COVID-19 cases surge again in some countries, prompting new restrictions in places like Australia.Spokeswoman Margaret Harris urged people not to be caught off-guard by resurgent local epidemics and quarantine measures, saying: "If it's anywhere, it's everywhere and people travelling have to understand that.""This virus is widespread and people have to take that very, very seriously."The WHO said last month that it would update its travel guidelines ahead of the northern hemisphere summer holidays but…

Dave Lindorff (2020-07-07). Private: Why the High Dudgeon over Alleged Russian Bounties for Taliban Slaying of US Troops. counterpunch.org Democratic politicians like presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and liberal media pundits are all screaming for "action" against Russia based on an article in the New York Times that relies on anonymous sources in the "military" and "US intelligence." The article, picked up by most major media unquestioningly, asserts base on

Staff (2020-07-07). Headlines for July 7, 2020. democracynow.org Judge Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Be Shut Down Pending Review, Trump Admin Moves to Deport and Bar International Students If Colleges Go Online in Fall, Coronavirus Surges Across Country as Dr. Fauci Warns U.S. Still "Knee-Deep" in First Wave, Jair Bolsonaro Gets Tested for COVID-19; WHO Warns AIDS Deaths in Africa Could Rise Amid Pandemic, Congressmembers, Trump Associates Among Beneficiaries of Coronavirus Stimulus Funds, Anti-Asian American Hate Crimes Have Been Soaring Since the Start of the Pandemic, Indiana Civil Rights Activist Says He Was Victim of Attempted Lynching, Video Shows Police Officers Fatally…

Staff (2020-07-07). "They Don't Care About Our Health": Hunger Striker at Otay Mesa ICE Jail Speaks Out as COVID Spreads. democracynow.org As COVID-19 infections continue to rise behind bars, we go inside the Otay Mesa Detention Center in California to speak with Anthony Alexandre, a longtime U.S. resident of Haitian descent, who describes conditions at the for-profit jail, run by private prison company CoreCivic, which has seen a mass outbreak of COVID-19, leading to at least 167 infections and one death. "Basically, CoreCivic is telling us they do not care about our health," says Alexandre. "They do not care about anything else but their bottom line."

Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis (2020-07-07). The Impacts of the Draconian Lockdowns: 1.1 Billion People At Risk of Starvation. Dr. John Ioannidis. globalresearch.ca Leading epidemiologist Dr. John Ioannidis of Stanford University estimates that about 150-300 million or more people have already been infected by COVID-19 around the world, far more than the 10 million documented cases. | In an interview with Greek Reporter, …

Ramzy Baroud — Romana Rubeo (2020-07-07). Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine? counterpunch.org In the past, there have been many attempts at holding accused Israeli war criminals accountable. Particularly memorable is the case of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, (known, among other nicknames, as the 'Butcher of Sabra and Shatila') whose victims attempted to try him in a Belgian Court in 2002. Like all other efforts,

The Canary (2020-07-07). Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19. thecanary.co Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) after months of downplaying the severity of the disease.Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in the country's capital Brasilia."I'm well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can't due to medical recommendations," Bolsonaro said.People have protested over Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic (AP/Eraldo Peres)The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask. He has said that his history as an…

The Canary (2020-07-07). People more wary of others viewing Covid-19 fake news than themselves — survey. thecanary.co People are more worried about the amount of coronavirus misinformation others are exposed to than themselves, a survey suggests. | Six in 10 Britons (60%) told Ofcom they are concerned about the potentially harmful information others may see online related to the virus, compared with just over a third of respondents (36%) who were concerned about their own consumption of such fake news. | It comes as 29% of respondents revealed they have come across false or misleading information about Covid-19 in the last week, down from a peak of 50% during the third and fifth week of lockdown. | Our second deep-dive into coro…

The Canary (2020-07-07). Everyone should wear a face covering in public, says Royal Society president. thecanary.co Everyone should wear a face covering in public to reduce the risk of a second wave of Covid-19 infections, the president of the Royal Society has urged. | Professor Venki Ramakrishnan said people should wear a mask when they leave home — particularly in enclosed indoor spaces — but acknowledged that the public remain "sceptical" about the benefits. | Not wearing them outside the home should be considered as "anti-social" as drink-driving, or failing to wear a seat belt, he said. | It comes as two new reports on face coverings were published by the scientific body, including one which found the UK was…

The Canary (2020-07-07). Chancellor urged to act on rules that tax workers for free Covid tests. thecanary.co Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been asked to look into new rules that could see employees, especially those in the healthcare sectors, hit with an extra tax bill for the coronavirus tests they take. | Mel Stride, an MP who chairs the influential Treasury Select Committee, asked the chancellor to look into the issue which could see tax bills for doctors and nurses "mount up". | The rules, which were published by HMRC on Monday, say that staff should pay income tax on Covid-19 tests that are paid for by an employer. | The tests are treated as a taxable benefit in kind. | "Given that many employers will require these te…

Harry Levine (2020-07-07). Frank Stearns, Veterans for Peace leader and CPUSA activist, felled by coronavirus. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—Frank L. Stearns, a long-time activist and leader in Veterans for Peace who worked in the national office of the Communist Party USA, died of COVID-19 at Cornell Medical Center in New York City on April 9, 2020. Frank joined Veterans for Peace shortly after it was founded in 1985 and became especially active …

yenisafak (2020-07-07). WHO criticized for 'contradictory' COVID-19 statements. yenisafak.com The WHO, which has been chastised by the US for failing to make necessary warnings in a timely manner, has recently been subjected to intense criticism, including accusations of "misleading countries over use of mask," taking late steps and making "contradictory statements".WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus rejects criticism, saying they act in line with science, learn new information about the virus every day, and that the organization is constantly updating its COVID-19 guidelines.- Wearing masksIn the first days of the pandemic, the WHO made statements that healthy people do not need to wear a mask.On April…

_____ (2020-07-07). Trump's Racism May Be Blatant, but the Culture He Defends Comes Out of the Civil War and Goes Well Beyond Racial Division. strategic-culture.org Patrick COCKBURN | President Trump is making plain the degree to which the country remains divided by the American Civil War. His threat to veto the $718bn Defence Bill if it renames military bases called after Confederate generals harks back to 1861. His stand highlights the bizarre way that the US military has named its biggest bases, like Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Hood in Texas, after Confederate generals like Braxton Bragg and John Hood who fought a war to destroy the US. | Critics suggest derisively that this tradition of naming military installations after defeated enemies should mean that futur…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Russia digs trench around Siberian village to enforce COVID quarantine. yenisafak.com Russian authorities have dug a trench around a remote Siberian village to enforce a quarantine, after dozens of residents contracted the coronavirus, which local officials believe was spread at a traditional shaman ritual.The village of Shuluta, located some 30 kilometres south east of Lake Baikal in Siberia's Buryatia region, has 37 confirmed cases of the virus among its 390 residents.Ninety-five other people are believed to have been in contact with those infected and are also required to quarantine, said the head of the local administration, Ivan Alkheyev.Alkheyev said the outbreak started after dozens of vill…

_____ (2020-07-07). COVID-19 Behind The Walls. popularresistance.org 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 are right behind Texas and the BOP with 4,950, 3,991, 3,800, and 3,171 cases, respectively. | At least 585 prisoner deaths from the virus have been reported, with 91 from the federal BOP, 84 in Ohio, 69 in Texas, 68 in Michigan and the rest in other states. As far as prison staff are concerned, 10,342 cases and 42 deaths have been report…

sputniknews (2020-07-07). US Public Must Guard Against 'False Complacency' on COVID-19 Pandemic, Fauci Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US public must ensure it does not fall into a state of false complacency about the COVID0-19 pandemic which is again peaking to new heights, top Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pandemics specialist Dr Anthony Fauci said.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Iran reports highest coronavirus death toll since outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Iran hit a high record on Tuesday as 200 new deaths were registered over the past 24 hours, the highest since the virus outbreak in the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Trade activity resumes in Shalamcheh border after 4 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — Trade activity was resumed in Shalamcheh Border Crossing in southern province of Iraqi's Basra on Tue. after four months which was halted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

RT (2020-07-07). US still 'knee-deep' in FIRST wave of Covid-19, Fauci warns. rt.com Unlike countries in Europe, the US failed to get the first wave of Covid-19 under control and is now 'knee-deep' in a new surge of it, according to the country's top epidemic adviser Anthony Fauci. | The coronavirus situation in the US is "not very good," Fauci

WSWS Repost (2020-07-07). 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.

Labor Video Project (2020-07-07). Cal/OSHA MIA? Jeff Ruch Of PEER & The Crisis In Cal/OSHA. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews Jeff Ruch from PEER about the virtual paralysis of Cal/OSHA which is supposed to protect the 19 million workers of California. He reports that CA/OSHA has recently sent out inspectors but refused to test them for Covid before they make visits of work sites. The Covid pandemic has gone on for over four months but Governor Gavin Newsom has refused to fully staff the agency and also there is still no Director of Industrial Relations which is over Cal/OSHA according to Ruch…

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

_____ (2020-07-07). Is the Texas Covid 'Spike' Fake News? strategic-culture.org On July 2nd, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order mandating the wearing of face masks across the state, whether indoors or outdoors, when six feet cannot be maintained between people. In the governor's decree, he cited a rise in Covid cases, a rise in test positivity, and a rise in hospitalizations as justification to force people to cover their faces in public.

Dr. Bischara A. Egal (2020-07-07). The UAE Emirate Hybrid-Warfare and Regime Change Against Djibouti and Somalia. globalresearch.ca "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."— George Santayana | Introduction: | The term "hybrid warfare" describes a strategy that employs conventional military force supported by irregular and cyber warfare tactics. … This change now …

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Arabs call for int'l stance against Israeli annexation. yenisafak.com Nine Arab countries on Tuesday called for an effective international stance against an Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. | The foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia, Oman and Kuwait held a virtual meeting on Tuesday. | A statement issued following the meeting called on the international community to take "clear and effective measures to prevent the implementation of the Israeli annexation plan to safeguard international law and peace".It also underlined the need to return to serious and effective talks for solving the Pal…

Philip A Farruggio (2020-07-07). Finally: A Way Out of this Mess! globalresearch.ca First off, this writer is simply a Socialist- not a Marxist or Trotskyite or Stalinist, Leninist or whatever flavor of left wing tastes there are. | All of them are categorically better than what we here in Amerika (and most of …

RT (2020-07-07). Chomsky, Rowling & others sign open letter against cancel culture, get blasted by left & right for lame, limp stance. rt.com An open letter opposing cancel culture has garnered 150 signatures, including those of Noam Chomsky and JK Rowling, but is being bashed by conservatives as insincere and "too late" and waved off by liberals as missing the point. | The letter, The letter still makes sur…

Staff (2020-07-07). Stir Crazy! Episode #63: No More Whitewashed History. therealnews.com On today's show: Sociologist Taure Brown, Chinatown Collective founding member Leandro Lagera, and climate and housing organizer Rachel Eve Stein. Hosted by Kim Brown If you have comments/questions/suggestions email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-07-07). "Woke" America is More Asleep to Injustice Than Ever. thealtworld.com While America's "Woke" revolution topples statues and hunts down fictional characters at home, corporate America continues to engage in the mass murder and enslavement of blacks abroad. | To drive home just how superficial and empty recent protests in America are and how little besides further division and destruction will become of them — take the fate of two fictional characters recently put in the spotlight by baying activists — PepsiCo's "Aunt Jemima" breakfast food brand and Mars Incorporated's "Uncle Ben's" rice products. | Both came into the crosshairs of "woke" America. Both fictional characters…

David Trujillo (2020-07-07). The continuing evolution of Latinx voting—and voter suppression. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — The Latinx vote in the upcoming November elections is critical. Don't be denied the right to vote. Don't get discouraged if there are attempts to sway you away from voting. One person, one vote is still the golden rule of democracy. Su voto es su voz—Your vote is your voice. Voter suppression …

Albert Bender (2020-07-07). July 4th: Whose Independence Day is it? peoplesworld.org As with all op-eds published by People's World, this article represents the views of its author. The Fourth of July always brings to mind a line from the much acclaimed independent Indigenous movie, Smoke Signals, when one of the characters commenting on the holiday refers to it as the "White People's Independence Day." Indeed, when the Euro-American colonists on …

Staff (2020-07-07). #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In The Medical Field. therealnews.com The healthcare industry has a long and well-documented history of racist treatment of Black and Indigenous people. Now, doctors join the movement for Black lives.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-07-07). Revealed: Saudi Arabia Tripled its Theft of Yemen's Oil amid Price War with Russia. mintpressnews.com Saudi Arabia has been eyeing the largely untapped oil reserves in Yemen for decades, now, with the war seemingly winding down, it's scrambling to secure them at any cost.

Staff (2020-07-07). The US Should Stop Lying About Its History. therealnews.com Not only should statues celebrating Columbus be removed, but textbooks should reflect his murderous legacy, argues Maryland Delegate Gabriel Acevero.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-07-07). U.S. blockade, domestic supply system inefficiencies bring food insecurity for Cubans. peoplesworld.org Food availability was the top concern of 21% of Cubans responding to a recent opinion survey, reflecting the recurrent food shortages on the island promoted by the U.S. economic blockade and the shortcomings of the domestic food supply system. In 1960, the idea of a blockade was appealing to the U.S. State Department because it …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-07). Big win for Native Americans: Judge shuts down Dakota Access Pipeline. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—In a big win for Native Americans and their environmental allies, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in D.C. ordered the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down within 30 days. If upheld, his order could close it for at least 13 months. Boasberg ruled the pipeline's owner, Energy Transfer Partners, and its federal backer, the …

Matthew Sakamoto (2020-07-07). Attempted car attacks fail to deter protesters in Tri-Cities, Wa. liberationnews.org Hundreds of protesters gathered at John Dam Plaza in Richland, Washington, on Saturday, July 4 to protest the national epidemic of racist police killings. People from all over the Tri-Cities attended the protest, which lasted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The organizers, members of the local group Blackformation, spoke on the park stage about …

Dennis Broe (2020-07-07). Perry Mason, then and now. peoplesworld.org Perry Mason and The Case of the Missing Case There are many things to like about HBO's new version of one of the most popular book and television series of all time, Perry Mason, available in Britain on Sky and in France on OCS. This Young Perry Mason, set in the Los Angeles of 1932, …

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-07-07). India's abysmal healthcare system. mronline.org DD Kosambi uses a telling example to illustrate the crisis of Indian feudalism: at the third Battle of Panipat in 1761, the troops on oneside had not had enough to eat, while the troops on the other side just managed to assuage hunger by looting villages in the neighbourhood; neither side in short had arranged …

Eds. (2020-07-07). How do you spell desecration of African burials?: "Ni**er!" mronline.org Much of the nation may be repudiating white supremacy, but not Montgomery County, Maryland, which is paving over sacred Black ground in an attempt to bury its own racist history.

Special to People's World (2020-07-07). Concert for Cuba: A star studded extravaganza July 18 & 19. peoplesworld.org On Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, these renowned and marquee virtuoso performers from the heralded Afro-Cuban music tradition will join with musicians and presenters from Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Spain, and other European countries in "A Concert for Cuba." Although it is one of the hemisphere's smallest nations, with its resources …

The Canary (2020-07-07). PM's care home comments branded 'clumsy and cowardly'. thecanary.co Prime minister Boris Johnson's claims that "too many" care homes did not properly follow procedures during the coronavirus pandemic have been branded "clumsy and cowardly" by a sector leader.Mark Adams, chief executive of the charity Community Integrated Care, said on Tuesday he was "unbelievably disappointed" to hear the prime minister blaming care workers. | He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think this — at best — was clumsy and cowardly, but to be honest with you, if this is genuinely his view, I think we're almost entering an … alternative reality where the government sets the rules, we fo…

RT (2020-07-07). 'Too many books… that are never fact-checked': White House furious as media give book by Trump's niece instant credibility. rt.com The US media are just too eager to accept any 'fiction' at face value as long as it is critical of the president, his adviser Kellyanne Conway said as a new damning book about Donald Trump by his niece got instant traction.

Staff (2020-07-07). How Black & Indigenous Groups Won the Fight to Stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. democracynow.org Anti-pipeline activists are celebrating after Duke Energy and Dominion Energy announced they are dropping plans to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile pipeline that would have carried fracked gas from West Virginia to North Carolina and threatened rural Indigenous, Black and Brown communities. "There was an awful lot of opposition to this," says Donna Chavis, senior fossil fuel campaigner for Friends of the Earth and an elder of the Lumbee Nation, whose territory the pipeline would have crossed. She says the communities that would have suffered "irreparable harm" from the pipeline "now have that cloud l…

Staff (2020-07-07). "A Dream That Comes True": Standing Rock Elder Hails Order to Shut Down DAPL After Years of Protest. democracynow.org Following years of resistance, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous organizers across the country scored a massive legal victory Monday when a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of all oil, pending an environmental review. "You ever have a dream, a dream that comes true? That is what it is," responds LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, an elder of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and founder of Sacred Stone Camp, where resistance in 2016 brought tens of thousands of people to oppose the pipeline's construction on sacred lands. We also speak with Ojibwe lawyer Tara Houska, fou…

pip.hinman (2020-07-07). 'Solidarity selfie' campaign draws support for persecuted Kurdish mayors, MPs in Turkey. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-07-07). Farmers oppose Vickery coal mine expansion. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-07-07). Activists defy NSW Police bully tactics. greenleft.org.au

RT (2020-07-07). Florida man fired after angry outburst, yelling 'I feel threatened' when asked to wear mask in Costco (VIDEO). rt.com An insurance salesman from Florida was fired after a video of him losing his temper in a Costco store went viral. The man allegedly exploded after he was scolded by an "elderly woman" for not wearing a protective face mask. | The short video of the encounter, which occurred at Costco in Fort Myers, went viral on Tuesday after it was shared by film director Billy Corben. The clip was viewed nearly seven million times in less than a day. | Footage, believed to be shot about a week ago, shows a raging man wearing a 'Running the World Since 1776' shirt shouting at a person. | "I feel threatened! Back off!" the ang…

The Canary (2020-07-07). China criticises US joint carrier drills in South China Sea. thecanary.co The Chinese government has accused the US of flexing its military muscles in the South China Sea by conducting joint exercises with two American aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway.Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the exercises were performed "totally out of ulterior motives" and undermined stability in the area.Zhao told a daily briefing: "Against such a backdrop, the US deliberately dispatched massive forces to conduct large-scale military exercises in the relevant waters of the South China Sea to flex its military muscle."The US Navy said over the weekend that the USS Nimitz and the…

The Canary (2020-07-07). London mayor and Met chief remember victims on 15th anniversary of 7/7 blasts. thecanary.co Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick have paid tribute to the 52 people who died in the 7 July bombings, on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.A series of explosions ripped through London in co-ordinated terrorist strikes in 2005.The attacks on three London Underground trains and a double-decker bus killed 52 people as well as the bombers, and more than 700 people were injured.Dick and Khan laid wreaths at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park at 8.50am on Tuesday — the time of the first bomb. | #LondonBombings pic.twitter.com/YoW…

Tom Coburg (2020-07-07). Armed Black citizens march at KKK stronghold and issue warning to 'rednecks'. thecanary.co On 4 July, Independence Day, hundreds of armed Black citizens marched, military style, at a Symbolic: | According to Fox News, the "protesters", which local police estimated as numbering "around 200",

The Canary (2020-07-07). Met refers itself to police watchdog over sprinter search. thecanary.co The Metropolitan Police has voluntarily referred itself to the police watchdog following a stop and search involving athlete Bianca Williams.A video of the incident, which saw the Team GB sprinter and her partner Ricardo dos Santos pulled from their car in a London street, was posted online.Williams has said she believes officers racially profiled her and dos Santos — a Portuguese 400-metre runner — when they were handcuffed and separated from their three-month-old son.In a statement issued on Tuesday evening the Met said that following a vehicle stop on Lanhill Road in west London on Saturday it had ma…

RT (2020-07-07). 'Shameful': Tucker Carlson under fire for claiming senator who lost legs in Iraq 'hates America'. rt.com Fox News host Tucker Carlson is facing fierce backlash on social media after claiming that Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth, a war veteran who lost both her legs in Iraq, hates America. | Speaking on his show on Monday night, Carlson noted that Duckworth was a top contender to be Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's pick for vice president. | He took particular issue with her comment to CNN that it was time to have a "national dialogue" about historical statues in the country, including those to slave-owners like Founding Father George Washington. | Here's what Tucker said about Tammy Duckworth toni…

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-07). The Heat: U.S. president slams protests. america.cgtn.com As anti-racism protests continue, U.S. President Donald Trump slams what he calls enemies from within.

RT (2020-07-07). Where's the money? Election watchers wonder if Bloomberg will follow through on $1 BILLION spend pledge to help Dems defeat Trump. rt.com During his presidential run, Michael Bloomberg promised to spend up to $1 billion to help the Democrats unseat Donald Trump. As the election closes in, even the former mayor's supporters wonder if he's going to pay up. | Bloomberg originally made the pledge back in January, while he was still vying to become the Democratic Party's 2020 candidate. He added that the end sum handed over would depend on "whether the candidate needs help; if they're doing very well, they need less. If they're not, they'll need more." | Although he spent around $1 billion during his short-lived primary campaign, as of May Bloomberg…

RT (2020-07-07). If China seeks world domination, should the US keep doing business with it? FBI chief Wray seems to want it both ways. rt.com If the picture of Chinese 'malign influence' in the US is as dire as FBI Director Chris Wray painted it, the two nations ought to be at war. Yet Wray doesn't advise that, suggesting it's all just Russiagate-like fear-mongering. | "China is engaged in a whole-of-state effort to become the world's only superpower by any means necessary," Wray argued on Tuesday, speaking at an event hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. | In addition to being able to execute its malign influence projects with "authoritarian efficiency," China is "calculating, they're persistent, they're patient and they're not subject…

RT (2020-07-07). Specter of the most dangerous tropical storm season since Hurricane Katrina looms for US, Caribbean. rt.com The Gulf of Mexico and US East Coast should brace for a heavy slate of hurricanes, after a top US climate researcher predicted one of the most active years on record for tropical storm activity in the Atlantic Basin. | The Atlantic tropical storm season runs from June through November and has 30-year averages of 12 named storms and six hurricanes, but the Colorado State University climate research center on Tuesday raised its "We anticipate…

RT (2020-07-07). Foreign students face mass DEPORTATIONS from US if their universities switch to online-only classes. rt.com US immigration authorities have warned foreign students at colleges offering online-only courses that they must transfer to schools with in-person classes or face deportation. The rule has students and many professors up in arms. | Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ended the temporary exceptions it granted foreign students during the spring semester, leaving some students whose schools have gone online-only for fall facing removal from the country — or stranded back home. The loophole had permitted non-immigrant student visa holders to stay in the US while taking online courses due to the coro…

RT (2020-07-07). Seven TORTURE CHAMBERS & cells inside shipping containers discovered in Dutch police raid after crack of encrypted chat app. rt.com Six Dutch men have been arrested after a Franco-Dutch police operation to crack the EncroChat encrypted text app led authorities to seven shipping containers outfitted as grisly torture chambers and cells near the Belgian border. | Police arrested six men after snooping on their alleged plans to kidnap and take hostage fellow criminals, discussed in detail over EncroChat for months, Dutch authorities revealed on Tuesday. The kidnappers were apparently quite meticulous in their planning, with several "teams" preparing to snatch up their victims and one "observation team." The authorities conducted their raid on…

RT (2020-07-07). Hate is in the eye of the beholder: Facebook extends olive branch to boycott leaders, but middle ground is elusive in polarized US. rt.com Seeking to appease hundreds of companies that have halted advertising, Facebook is pledging to do a better job policing 'hateful' content — a tall order in a nation where warring political parties can't even agree on basic facts. | Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg met on Tuesday with organizers of the boycott campaign, led by the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League. They also announced plans to meet with other activist groups and consult with their own civil rights auditor. | The #StopHateForProfit boycott movement has seen more than 900 businesses suspending thei…

RT (2020-07-07). WATCH protesters carried on hood as car tries to break through blocked road in Bloomington, Indiana. rt.com At least two protesters were left clinging to a vehicle for dear life after they attempted to block the car from driving through the scene of a protest in Bloomington, Indiana, videos posted to social media show. | It's not clear what provoked the altercation. After a passenger in the car gets out to clear a scooter placed in the middle of the road, a woman can be seen attempting to physically block the car from proceeding any further. | Here is the full video of the passenger that hit the protester in Bloomington!!!

RT (2020-07-07). CNN's Don Lemon clashes with actor Terry Crews: Is BLM about police brutality, or problems in the black community? rt.com Actor Terry Crews faced an angry backlash after voicing concerns about the radicalization of the BLM movement. His clash with CNN's Don Lemon on why black-on-black crime is not part of the agenda split society even further. | Last Saturday, Crews, who is also a human rights activist, tweeted that he saw good people as allies regardless of the color of their skin, adding that he was "prepared to die on this hill." He previously expressed concern that the Black Lives Matter movement might slide into black supremacy. | July 4, 2020 | On Monday, Crews RT (2020-07-07). 'Wish I was that oppressed': Colin Kaepernick's lucrative Disney deal mocked on social media (with a hefty helping of envy). rt.com Ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has signed with Disney to produce a documentary about his life for ESPN Films. His growing net worth isn't sitting well with those sick of his victim persona, however. | While no dollar amount was given regarding the first-look docuseries deal, it's safe to say that the agreement — which includes "scripted and unscripted stories that deal with race, social injustice and the quest for equity" and will "work to showcase directors and producers of color" — has the potential to make Kaepernick a very rich man (though as the face of Nike, he's presumably…

RT (2020-07-07). Military police are responding to active shooter situation at Marine Corps Base in California. rt.com A shelter in place order has been issued at the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base in California following shots fired being reported to military police at 6: 30 am PT. | Captain Nicole Plymale, Public Affairs Officer for Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base, confirmed the situation to Fox News and said the suspect has been cordoned off away from the public. No injuries have been reported, and police are currently in contact with the shooter. The military installation in southern California the largest Marine Corps base in the country. Citizens were given alerts on their phones about the shooter, some of which we…

RT (2020-07-07). 'It was out of survival': Thandie Newton goes scorched earth on Hollywood, calls out sexism & Tom Cruise for 'toxic' behavior. rt.com In a wide-ranging interview, 'Westworld' star Thandie Newton opened up about her experiences with Hollywood sexism and recalled specific 'toxic' interactions with former studio head Amy Pascal and 'Top Gun' star Tom Cruise. | Hollywood may be home to some of the most vocally progressive voices around, but the industry has been cast in a revealing light following years of #MeToo allegations, as well as stars opening up about harmful work environments. Newton is the latest to recount such experiences, telling Vulture about the sexism she has faced in the industry — as well as some less than pleasant experie…

_____ (2020-07-07). Putin's Vision for an Anti-Fascist/Open System Future and You. strategic-culture.org During the course of President Putin's June 24 "We understand how important it is to strengthen friendship and trust between nations, and are open to dialogue and cooperation on the most pressing issues on the international agenda. Among them is the creation of a common reliable security system, something the complex and rapidly changing modern world needs. Only together can we protect the world from new dang…

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-07). RussiaGate Overdrive: Weapons of War by Other Means on Targeted Nations and Individuals. globalresearch.ca Leading global human rights abuser USA is followed by Britain close behind. | Time and again, ruling authorities of both countries accuse other nations for their own high crimes — notably relating to wars of aggression they wage against nonbelligerent states …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-07). Iran Vows Retaliation Against Cyber or Other Attacks on Its Legitimate Nuclear Facilities. globalresearch.ca Iran's legitimate nuclear facilities have no military component, according to the IAEA nuclear watchdog organization and annual US intelligence community assessments of global threats. | Days earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif explained that legitimate Iranian nuclear sites are subject to unprecedented …

Jack Rasmus (2020-07-07). Why 3rd Quarter US Economic 'Rebound' Will Falter. zcomm.org The US is currently experiencing what might be called a 'triple crisis'. A health crisis that shows little sign of abating. A deep economic crisis that is still in its early phases. And a ripening political crisis…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-07). Dutch socialist youth call for overhaul of student loan system. peoplesdispatch.org Following a recent study on student indebtedness, a political consensus is building around the need to change the student loan scheme. The ruling People's Party for Freedom and Democracy is the only major force advocating the current system…

Andrew Korybko (2020-07-07). Rapper Kanye's Presidential Ambitions Might Doom the Democrats' White House Plans. globalresearch.ca Kanye's decision to officially run for President won't just siphon off African-American votes from the Democrats if he stays in the race long enough to get on some states' ballots as an Independent, but might even direct more of this …

Andrew Korybko (2020-07-07). Britain Is Following Its Big Brother By Imposing So-Called Humanitarian Sanctions. thealtworld.com The UK's imposition of so-called "humanitarian sanctions" against 49 individuals from Myanmar, North Korea, Russia, and Saudi Arabia that it claims are supposedly involved in "human rights abuses" is nothing more than London following its "big brother's" lead from "across the pond" in…

South Front (2020-07-07). Video: Syrian Army Fights ISIS in Homs. SDF Rejects Deal with Damascus. globalresearch.ca Clashes between government forces and ISIS terrorists have continued in central Syria since July 2, when ISIS cells stormed army positions in eastern Homs. In response, the Syrians supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a security operation in the …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-07). Activists and citizens rally against new anti-terror law in the Philippines. peoplesdispatch.org Critics argue that the new anti-terror law pushed through parliament by the Rodrigo Duterte administration makes it easier to criminalize dissent and crack down on critics…

Candice Bernd (2020-07-07). Housing Activists Unite to Fight Mass Evictions and Defund Police. zcomm.org "I just don't feel that police evicting people is a way to 'protect and serve.'"

_____ (2020-07-07). Black Militia Marches On Stone Mountain, Demands Removal Of Confederate Monument. popularresistance.org About 1,000 heavily armed militia, all of whom were Black, marched through Georgia's Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, challenging white nationalist groups in the area to either come out and fight or join them in demonstrating against the government. Stone Mountain State Park officials said the Black militia group was peaceful, orderly and escorted by police as they called for the removal of the country's largest Confederate monument near Atlanta. The Black militia is calling for the removal of the Confederate monument etched into Stone Mountain, GA. In 1915, the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It has been a…

Black Lives Matter Scotts Valley (2020-07-07). Thursday 7/9: Scotts Valley: Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest. indybay.org 5: 30pm: Meet at Skypark, 361 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley | March to MacDorsa Park, 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley…

Tony Cartalucci (2020-07-07). Company Branding, Racism and The True Injustice Underpinning American Society. globalresearch.ca To drive home just how superficial and empty recent protests in America are and how little besides further division and destruction will become of them — take the fate of two fictional characters recently put in the spotlight by baying …

Fight Back (2020-07-07). Roll 4 Justice – Protest on wheels demands justice for all on July 4 in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On July 4, more than 200 protesters took the streets on wheels for a new type of march calling for an end to a fundamentally racist criminal justice system and "#Justice4All." Protesters were on bikes, rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards, as well as in a car caravan as they rolled through various neighborhoods in Minneapolis. The protest was organized by Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) along with co-hosts Native Lives Matter, CAIR-Minnesota, LatinoAltRock, and Asamblea de Derechos Civiles. Messaging included slogans such as: "Abolish ICE," "Prosecute the police," and lin…

Andrew Stewart (2020-07-07). Can We Compare the George Floyd Protests to the Vietnam War Protests? Maybe, But the Analogy is Imperfect. counterpunch.org At the outset, I would argue it is paramount to emphasize the centrality of radical BIPOC organizers in this discussion. There undeniably are BIPOC-led local formations and organizations that have been fighting for racial justice for decades active in many cities, ones that cannot be given anything but high praise, support, and made into the

_____ (2020-07-07). Atlantic Coast Pipeline Canceled Following Years Of Protests. popularresistance.org The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), which would have carried fracked natural gas through 600 miles of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, will never be completed. | Pipeline owners Dominion and Duke Energy announced Sunday they were cancelling the fossil fuel project due to mounting delays and uncertainty. They said the many legal challenges to the project had driven up the projected costs by almost half, from $4.5 to $5 billion when it was first announced in 2014 to $8 billion according to the most recent estimate. | Environmental and community groups, who have long opposed the project on climate, conserv…

_____ (2020-07-07). Federal Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut Down. popularresistance.org The Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down and emptied of oil within 30 days while a lengthy environmental review of the project is conducted, a federal judge ruled Monday. | The move was requested earlier this year by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and three other Sioux tribes in the Dakotas who fear environmental harm from the pipeline and have spent four years in court fighting the project. Thousands of pipeline opponents from around the world who took up their cause flocked to southern North Dakota in 2016 and 2017 to protest the project, raising the profile of the tribes' fight. Some clashed with police, re…

_____ (2020-07-07). Black Women In Italy Weren't Being Heard, That's Changed. popularresistance.org Ariam Tekle had just begun co-hosting a podcast about black identities in Italy when, in late May, George Floyd was killed in police custody and a series of Black Lives Matter protests erupted across the United States. | That outcry for social change resonated across the Atlantic, hitting many cities in Europe with unprecedented force, including her hometown of Milan. And for local black communities, the protests became an opportunity to speak out about issues of endemic racism beyond the U.S. experience. | "We stand in solidarity with what is happening in the U.S., but we also want this to be a starting point to…

Fight Back (2020-07-07). Philippines: Wage all forms of protest and resistance to junk Duterte's Terror Law. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | Wage all forms of protest and resistance to junk Duterte's Terror Law and end the regime of state terrorism | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the rest of the democracy-loving Filipinos in condemning Rodrigo Duterte for the signing of Republic Act 11479, inappropriately titled Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. Duterte signed the law in contempt of widespread opposition by broad democratic sectors of Philippine society as well as international human rights advocates. | In the guise of figh…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). VIDEO: Belgians protest for headscarf rights. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 — Some 1,000 people took the streets in the Belgian capital to advocate for the right to wear headscarves at universities.

_____ (2020-07-07). As U.S. Police Forces Are Threatened With Extinction, American Gun Owners Under Attack for Protecting Themselves. strategic-culture.org With alarming frequency, law-abiding citizens who attempt to defend themselves and their private property with the use of guns are being portrayed as villains, while trespassers, looters and rioters get bailed out of prison. Have the liberals found a backdoor method for trashing the Second Amendment? | Last month, Mark and Patricia McCloskey were about to sit down for a dinner at their home in St. Louis, Missouri when members of Black Lives Matter smashed through the front gate and began marching through the private property. The McCloskeys, with memories of the violent protests that rocked their city just weeks…

Pepe Escobar (2020-07-07). Kazakhstan May Hold the Secret for Greater Eurasia. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on The no holds barred US-China strategic competition may be leading us to the complete fragmentation of the current "world-system" — as Wallerstein defined it. | Yet compared to the South China Sea, …

Ted Glick (2020-07-07). A Climate Movement Turning Point? zcomm.org It makes sense that this fresh and hopeful wind of change sweeping across Turtle Island is impacting some of those who have some power, like federal judges, and unnerving the "them" in "them and us."

WSWS (2020-07-07). Coronavirus pandemic threatens lives of at least one million people at risk from AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria. wsws.org The global distribution of preventative treatments for other deadly diseases has been severely disrupted by the pandemic.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-07). The Coronavirus Seal: Victoria's Borders Close. asia-pacificresearch.com

Parth M.N. (2020-07-07). Back to School in Rural India: Digital Divide to Digital Partition. counterpunch.org It took a down payment of Rs. 2,500 for Rajesh Andhare to get his hands on a smartphone for the first time in his life. Two years later, he still can't operate it. "It was a gift for my older child Dinesh, who had passed out of school," says 43-year-old Rajesh. "We paid the remaining

Ed Sanders (2020-07-07). The Burning of Newgate Prison: a Glyph. counterpunch.org

Walden Bello (2020-07-07). The Racist Underpinnings of the American Way of War. counterpunch.org The U.S. military command's pushback against President Donald Trump's attempt to use the military against people demanding racial justice has received a lot of good press. But let's not overdo the praise. For most of their existence, the U.S. Armed Forces were racially segregated. It was only in the 1950s that the slow process of

Sam Pizzigati (2020-07-07). Social Distancing for Mega-Million Fun and Profit. counterpunch.org For the world's super rich, the thrills don't come cheap. But they do keep coming — even amid a pandemic. Case in point: this past Monday night's historic Sotheby's art auction, the first-ever "hybrid" sale of high-end artwork. On site in London, Hong Kong, and New York, socially distanced Sotheby's specialists took in phone and

Nyla Ali Khan (2020-07-07). Fallacious Arguments Employed to Justify the Revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's Autonomy and Its Bifurcation. counterpunch.org The throes of pain, palpable on the face of the 3-year old child whose grandfather was killed in an exchange of fire between militants and Central Reserve Police Force personnel in Sopore, can lacerate the most hardened person. The palpable contrast between the enchanting beauty of Kashmir and the glazed eyes of its people is

Cindy Forster (2020-07-07). Bolivia's interim president Jeanine àÅñez is waging a war on women. peoplesdispatch.org In a two-part series, Cindy Forster discusses how àÅñez usurped power following the coup in November 2019 and has carried out a campaign to undermine fundamental rights of all Bolivians especially the Indigenous and working-class…

Cynthia Chung (2020-07-07). A Historical Reminder of What Defines the United States, as Told by a Former Slave. Frederick Douglas (1817-1895). globalresearch.ca We live in tumultuous days… one could say "the end of an era". | It is clear that there is a storm coming, however, the question is will it be the sort of storm that provides sustenance and relief to drought-stricken …

WSWS (2020-07-07). Dozens of immigrants drown in eastern Turkey's Lake Van. wsws.org Migrants traveling from Central Asian war zones are reportedly forced to travel by boat over Lake Van to bypass police checkpoints on land.

Dean Baker (2020-07-07). Unemployment Benefits Should Depend on the Pandemic. zcomm.org The basic point here is a simple one. If the pandemic is out of control, we should be encouraging people to stay home, not to return to work…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-07). How can countries overcome US monopoly over Remdesivir? peoplesdispatch.org After making America sick again, president Donald Trump is trying to compensate for his administration's failure by buying up the entire stock of Remdesivir from Gilead for the next three months for the US, and leaving nothing for the rest of the world.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-07). South African unions demand dismissal of finance minister Tito Mboweni over airline liquidation. peoplesdispatch.org The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association made the demand after the National Treasury under Tito Mboweni announced that no money would be allotted for South African Airways which faces liquidation…

WSWS (2020-07-07). Democrats' denunciation of America's revolutionary heritage provides an opening for Trump. wsws.org The campaign waged by the Democratic Party to discredit Jefferson, Lincoln and other leaders of America's two revolutions allows Trump to package his extreme right-wing policies as a defense of democratic traditions.

George Monbiot (2020-07-07). Something Wicked This Way Comes. zcomm.org Are Trump and Johnson paving the way for fascism, or for something different, but just as bad?

Matt Bruenig (2020-07-07). The Racial Wealth Gap Is About the Upper Classes. zcomm.org Here's an idea: we should redistribute wealth from the largely white 1 percent to the poor and working class of all races — tackling both racial and class inequality simultaneously.

WSWS (2020-07-07). As cutoff of $600 weekly benefit and wave of evictions loom, Congress takes a holiday. wsws.org The $600 weekly federal supplement to unemployment benefits is set to expire July 25, while moratoriums on evictions have already expired in 20 states.

Mark W. Bradley (2020-07-07). Let Us Venerate Our Enemies. dissidentvoice.org Let's imagine there's a fictitious country on our border, the government of which is committing unspeakable atrocities against its own people. And let us further imagine there is a steady stream of refugees attempting to cross over our border and into our country, so as to escape the horrors that await them, should they be …

_____ (2020-07-07). Frightening Numbers: Biosphere Heating Accelerates. popularresistance.org At this time, the Biosphere is warming at a rate of 3.03àó1015 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 rate. | The total energy use by the United States in 2019 was 100 quadrillion BTU (British Thermal Units), which is equivalent to 1.055àó1020 Joules. Averaged out over the 31,557,600 seconds in a year implies a use rate of 3.34àó1012 Watts during 20…

Kim Petersen (2020-07-07). The Unmasking of Science and Ethics. dissidentvoice.org Media Lens (ML) provides a first-rate critical eye on the media, especially the British mediascape, as well as sundry events in the world. In a recent piece, ML pointed to the science as supporting the effectiveness of wearing face masks against respiratory viral infections. In addition to citing science to buttress their support of mask …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-07). Spiked Concerns: The Melbourne Coronavirus Lockdown. dissidentvoice.org It all looked like it was going so well for Australia and Victoria, in particular. They could point to the mishandling of the Ruby Princess, a cruise ship that docked in Sydney and whose passengers disembarked chocked with coronavirus, precipitating 700 cases and some 21 deaths across the country. It had, till now, been the …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-07). UK sanctions 19 Saudi nationals linked to 2018 Khashoggi murder. peoplesdispatch.org Inspired by the US Magnistky act, the new sanctions will impose a UK visa ban on the named individuals and groups, as well as freeze their financial and other assets inside the country…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-07-07). Siluro bipartisan contro l'accordo per l'Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca Centinaia di migliaia di vittime civili, oltre 2.400 soldati Usa uccisi (più un numero imprecisato di feriti), circa 1.000 miliardi di dollari spesi: questo in sintesi il bilancio dei 19 anni di guerra Usa in Afghanistan, cui si aggiunge il …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-07-07). Torpedo bipartidário contra o Acordo para o Afeganistà£o. globalresearch.ca Centenas de milhares de vítimas civis, mais de 2.400 soldados americanos mortos (e mais um número desconhecido de feridos), cerca de 1 trilià£o de dólares gastos: este é, em síntese, o oràßamento dos 19 anos da guerra USA no Afeganistà£o, …

Massoud Nayeri (2020-07-07). Dishonest Democrats, a Lying President and Fort Hood Crime Base. globalresearch.ca Once again dishonest Democrats have engaged in another embarrassing political food fight against a lying President over an unsubstantiated "Russian bounties" story by the New York Times. Based on a report by an "intelligence operative" in Afghanistan and without any …

Maria Benlaiter (2020-07-07). Who are the Uyghurs and what can we do to help them? thecanary.co You may have seen recent headlines about the forced sterilisation of Uyghur women in Xinjiang, China. The Uyghur issue isn't new, but this s…

The Canary (2020-07-07). South Korean drone display reminds citizens to wear a mask and wash hands. thecanary.co A South Korean drone display has reminded citizens to wear a face mask and keep socially distanced during the coronavirus pandemic. | The display, which took place above the capital of Seoul, saw more than 300 drones take flight for a 10-minute show. | The drones displayed messages reminding people to wash their hands as well as thanking residents for staying safe. | The display, organised by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was intended to thank frontline healthcare workers, with a message saying "Thanks to you" flashing in the sky. | The drones also formed a silhouette of the Korean peninsula…

Sasha Abramsky (2020-07-07). Trump's 'Heroes' Garden Is a Nationalistic Nightmare. thenation.com Trump's 'Heroes' Garden Is a Nationalistic Nightmare…

Mike Davis (2020-07-07). Anthony Fauci: The Last American Hero? thenation.com Anthony Fauci: The Last American Hero?

Tom Tomorrow (2020-07-07). Donald Trump's Many Pandemic Blunders. thenation.com Donald Trump's Many Pandemic Blunders…

Taliah Mancini (2020-07-07). The Limits of Trans Representation as We Know It. thenation.com The Limits of Trans Representation as We Know It…

Arun Gupta (2020-07-07). On Coronavirus and the Anti-Police-Brutality Uprising. zcomm.org An investigative reporter, Arun Gupta has been consistently ahead of the news. In September 2011, he founded The Occupy Wall Street Journal with the help of the Yes Men to help build support for the fledgling occupation in Zuccotti Park. During the 2016 presidential campaign, he warned that if elected Trump would carry out "the

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Spanish PM Sanchez to discuss EU recovery fund with Germany's Merkel. yenisafak.com Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of a July 17-18 summit to discuss a planned European Union recovery fund, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said on Tuesday."Spain's future is at stake in the coming days," Montero said regarding the negotiations over the fund, from which Spain hopes to receive around 140 billion euros.

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Toll rises from rain storms in China as student bus plunges into reservoir. yenisafak.com A bus carrying high school students plunged into a reservoir on in southwest China on Tuesday, as days of torrential rain triggered flood warnings across large parts of the country and disrupted the first day of national college exams.In the central city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus epidemic first erupted in December, a record-breaking 426 millimetres (16.8 inches) of rain fell on Sunday, the official China Daily reported, and authorities were using giant pumps to remove water from the flooded roads.State broadcaster CCTV said the students on a bus that crashed into a reservoir in the city of Anshun in southwe…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). China joins UN weapons trade treaty. yenisafak.com China has formally joined the UN's Arms Trade Treaty, the country's Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.At a news conference in Beijing, ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said China had deposited its instrument of accession and completed "all legal procedures to join this treaty," daily Global Times reported."The treaty will become effective for China after 90 days," he said.Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, submitted the document to UN chief Antonio Guterres.In a statement, the Chinese diplomat said Beijing "attaches high importance to the problems caused by illicit transfer and abuse of c…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Rodin museum in Paris reopens, cast bronzes to boost post-lockdown finances. yenisafak.com The Rodin museum in Paris reopened on Tuesday and is hoping the sale of limited-edition cast bronzes of work by the 19th-century sculptor will help make up some of its financial losses from a fall in visitor numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic."The sale of the bronzes is an important element of our commercial strategy, which we have been developing for some years and which will contribute to the financial health of the museum," its director Catherine Chevillot said.The museum, which is self-financed, has a target to sell 3 million euros worth of bronzes each year, she said. Buyers range from museums worldwide…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Kazakhstan's coronavirus cases rise by 1,109 to 49,683. yenisafak.com Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to surge across Eurasia as health authorities announced new numbers on Tuesday.KazakhstanNew cases in Kazakhstan rose by 1,109 to reach 49,683. The death toll climbed to 264 while 16,298 people have so far recovered.Health minister Alexi Tsoi said 76 people died of the virus in the past week.The Central Asian nation went back into a country-wide lockdown on July 5 as cases spiked. The first lockdown lasted from March 16 to May 11.UkraineHealth Minister Maksym Stepanov announced 564 more virus cases over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 49,607, including 3,…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Pakistan develops drones to fight locusts. yenisafak.com In a statement, the National Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), a state-run telecommunication manufacturing company, said the indigenously made drones would be used to spray insecticides and pesticides on fields in the country.The development came a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan handed over the first tranche of locally produced ventilators — also manufactured by the NRTC — to the country's disaster management authorities as part of battle against the coronavirus pandemic.In Pakistan, hopper bands of the Schistocerca gregaria — commonly known as the desert locust — have already devoured large qu…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Demolition of Palestinian homes rises despite pandemic. yenisafak.com An Israeli human rights center reported a sharp increase in the number of Palestinian homes demolished by Israel in the occupied West Bank in June, despite the outbreak of coronavirus. | "During the past month, Israel escalated the pace of house demolitions in the West Bank," the Jerusalem-based B'Tselem NGO said in a Tuesday report. | The NGO said 63 Palestinian homes were demolished across the West Bank (not including occupied East Jerusalem) since the beginning of the year, 33 of which were destroyed in June only. | The report stated that a total of 151 Palestinians, including 84 minors, lost their homes and o…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Air Serbia announces more flights to Turkey. yenisafak.com Serbia's flag carrier on Tuesday announced it will operate at least eight charter flights to Turkey's southern coastal city of Antalya in July.The first such flight by Air Serbia flew to the resort city on Sunday with 144 passengers on board. Another aircraft left for Antalya today.The flights on Airbus A319 and Boeing B737 planes are next scheduled for July 9, 11, 15, 17, 18, and 19."I am extremely pleased that in cooperation with our partners and travel agencies, we have resumed charter flights," Bosko Rupic, a senior manager of corporate sales at Air Serbia, said in a written statement.Turkey remains one of th…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Yemen rebels threaten to attack Saudi royal palaces. yenisafak.com Yemen's rebel Houthi group on Tuesday threatened to attack royal palaces in Saudi Arabia. | Speaking at a press conference in Sanaa, rebel spokesman Yahya Saree called on Saudi civilians and residents to stay away from palaces of Saudi officials. | "These palaces have become on the list of military targets by our forces," he said in statements cited by the Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV. | The spokesman said his group has targeted "sensitive" sites in Saudi Arabia, but without giving further details. | There was no comment from Saudi authorities on the Houthi threat. | On Friday, Houthi rebels claimed drone attacks on…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Ertugrul star shares message in Urdu with Pakistani fans. yenisafak.com Turkish actress Esra Bilgiàß, star of Resurrection: Ertugrul, shared an important message with her fans in Pakistan on her social media accounts as the hit drama continues to mesmerize viewers ever since it started airing in the country, garnering enormous critical and popular success.Taking to Instagram and Twitter, Bilgiàß, who plays Halima Sultan in the mega-hit series, stressed in posts written in Urdu and English that she's not attached to any management company outside Turkey. "My only representative and official manager is Duygu Durukan Cici. You can directly contact her for all collaboration i…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Fire breaks out in village in northeast Turkey. yenisafak.com A fire broke out Tuesday in a village in northeastern Turkey, an official said.The village comprises nearly 70 wooden houses with a population of almost 40 people, said Governor Yilmaz Doruk of Artvin province.No casualties have been reported yet, he added.

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Team Hurrem! US rapper Cardi B goes gaga for Turkish series Magnificent Century. yenisafak.com Famous U.S. rapper Cardi B, who has broken several streaming records and is known for her "Girls like me" collaboration with Maroon 5, seems to be binge-watching the hit Turkish TV series Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil) after she lit up social media with a series of cryptic tweets.Cardi B took to her Twitter account to discuss her new obsession in a series of tweets and retweets, saying "I hate Nurbanu." Nurbanu Sultan was the chief consort of the Ottoman Sultan Selim II, who reigned between the years of 1566 and 1574.I hate Nurbanu üòíüòí— iamcard…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Turkish Central Bank lowers reserve requirement ratios. yenisafak.com The Turkish Central Bank on Tuesday cut reserve requirement ratios to provide more liquidity in domestic markets.Turkish lira reserve requirement ratios was lowered from 6% to 5% and will be effective from July 10.Showing the minimum amount of reserves that local banks must hold at the Central Bank, the reserve requirement ratios are determined by the Central Bank to manage the liquidity in local markets.

yenisafak (2020-07-07). Voting begins to elect Turkish parliament's new speaker. yenisafak.com Turkish lawmakers on Tuesday began casting their votes to elect a new speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.In accordance with the Turkish Constitution, the election of the speaker is being conducted via secret ballot.Mustafa Sentop, the current speaker and ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's nominee, is the strongest candidate for…

yenisafak (2020-07-07). EU exports 2.2M tons of chocolate in 2019. yenisafak.com EU countries exported 2.2 million tons of chocolate and chocolate bars in 2019, the 27-member bloc's statistical authority said on Tuesday.Germany was the largest chocolate exporter, selling 640,000 tons of chocolate in 2019, followed by Belgium (300,000 tons), the Netherlands (290,000 tons), Poland (230,000 tons), and Italy (180,000 tons), Eurostat announced.These countries were also the top five chocolate exporters globally, according to a report.Meanwhile, 220,000 tons of chocolate were imported by member states from non-EU countries last year, Eurostat said.

_____ (2020-07-07). 'Godfather' Donald's Mafia War On The ICC. popularresistance.org Free advice: one way for an administration to avoid the ire of an International Criminal Court (ICC) is not to act like a mafia crime family. Appearances and all. Only discretion has never been Donald Trump's game. The kid from Queens — who built a casino empire in mobbed-up 1980s Atlantic City — thrives in another (under)world entirely. So, when the ICC had the temerity to even investigate America's spies and soldiers in Afghanistan, Trump tried rather stronger(-arm) tactics: Mafia-style intimidation. I'm no Martin Scorsese, but here's how it basically went down, in lay("made-")man's terms: | Youse f…

_____ (2020-07-07). UN: US Violated International Law By Assassinating Iranian General. popularresistance.org The UN's top rights investigator said the US broke international law by assassinating Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. | Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC,) and nine others were killed by a US drone strike near an airport in Baghdad, Iraq, on January 3. | The UN has now refuted President Donald Trump's reasoning for the strike. But, while the report is damning, it is unlikely to have any ramifications for Trump, as the US is not a member of the UN Human Rights Council, crashing out in 2018 after clashing over Israel, the Congo, and China. | After th…

_____ (2020-07-07). Guaido Representative Threatens FBI Investigation Into Journalists. popularresistance.org Vanessa Neumann, the U.K. ambassador of self-declared President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, claims that she is working closely with the FBI in an investigation exposing a "transnational criminal network" of journalists, including John McEvoy, Pablo Navarette, independent outlet Venezuelanalysis and former MintPress News contributor Camila Escalante. | From the Twitter account of her communications firm, Asymmetrica, Neumann said that the four sources were involved in a "criminal conspiracy" supporting Venezuelan vice-president Delcy Rodriguez. "There is a price on your head" she informed them, "welcome to the rule…

_____ (2020-07-07). Unprecedented Ruling For Indigenous Peoples. popularresistance.org On April 2, a ruling issued in Costa Rica by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights resounded strongly in the arid north of Argentina. For more than two decades, the original communities of the province of Salta had been awaiting the outcome of the case Lhaka Honhat Association (Our Land) vs. Argentina, a case sponsored by CELS since 1998. | After more than twenty years of litigation, the Court ordered the government of Argentina to cede an undivided deed to 4,000 km2 of ancestral territory to the Lhaka Honhat Association of Aboriginal Communities, located in the north of the country. Furthermore, the South Ame…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-07). Vice-president of Ecuador Otto Sonnenholzner resigns. peoplesdispatch.org The vice president of Ecuador, Otto Sonnenholzner, on July 7, resigned from his post, which he had held since December 2018. According to the local media, his disagreements with various government officials led him to take the decision. | "A year and a half ago, without looking for it, I was presented with the opportunity to serve Ecuador from the vice presidency of the Republic and I accepted it. I will always thank the President for his trust and the National Assembly, which gave me the opportunity to serve my country from this institution in a constitutional way," said Sonnenholzner on national television in t…

Saed Bannoura (2020-07-07). Statement: "Death Of Palestinian Detainee Not Confirmed" imemc.org The Israeli Prison Service has not yet officially informed the Palestinians or the Red Cross of the death of a Palestinian detainee in prison, while the current information reveals that the detainee is likely clinically dead, but so far, there has been no official confirmation, despite various conflicting reports. Former …

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Iran trade with EAEU hits over $2bn :Envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) —Iranian Ambassador to Moscow said that "Since 2019, following the implementing of Iran and EAEU trade agreement, the volume of Iran's foreign trade with the EAEU has reached to more than two billion and 417 dollars."

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Ukraine eyes expanding parliamentary coop. with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Dmytro Oleksandrovych Razumkov said that his country keens on strengthening parliamentary cooperation and interaction with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Tehran hosts meeting of Iran-Russia universities' chancellor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — The 5th meeting of Iran-Russia universities' chancellor was held virtually at University of Tehran.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). 5 Iranian animations to be screened in Serbian film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — Five Iranian animated pieces will go on screen at the 7th International Festival of One-Minute and Short Film in Serbia.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). AEOI rejects rumors on blast in Shahid Rezaei nuclear site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — In a statement on Tuesday, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) dismissed the rumors of an explosion in Shahid Rezaei nuclear site in the Iranian province of Yazd.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Effective steps taken to lift visa between Iran, Iraq: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Iraq said that drastic measures have been adopted to lift visa requirements between Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Iran is a self-sufficient model: Nasrallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah in a televised speech said Iran is a self-sufficient model which is ready to sell oil to Lebanon with Lebanese pound.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Iran, France able to boost bilateral cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Paris Bahram Ghasemi said that Iran and France can undoubtedly boost bilateral cooperation in all the fields.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Iran's nuclear activities unstoppable: Rabiei. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei reacted to the recent incident in Natanz nuclear facility, highlighting that nothing can stop Iran's nuclear program.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). TEDPIX notches record high of 1.74mn points. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 — Gaining 28,803 points on Tuesday, the benchmark of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), TEDPIX, rallied to a historic level of 1,747,000 points.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Indonesia denounces Israeli regime's annexation plan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — Indonesia's government and House of Representatives have denounced the Israeli regime's plan to annex Palestinian territories.

John W. Whitehead (2020-07-07). The Deep State's Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Is Working. dissidentvoice.org In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one can argue, to whom one can present grievances, on whom the pressures of power can be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is not …

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

SMPTWS (2020-07-07). Thursday 7/9: How White Supremacy Built Wall Street (webinar). indybay.org Online…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-07-07). US Senate poised to pass National Juneteenth Holiday Bill S.4019. indybay.org Since that final summer military campaign in Texas beginning June 18, 1865, people of Pan African Ancestry throughout the Diaspora have always celebrated Juneteenth in a big way.

Haymarket Books (2020-07-07). Wednesday 7/8: Policing Without the Police: Race, Technology and the New Jim Code. indybay.org Online…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-07-07). Thursday 7/9: Saving Life On Earth: Discussion on Contraception, Consumption and Conservation. indybay.org Online…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-07-07). San Geronimo Valley Joins BLM. indybay.org Quiet valley wakes up to Black Lives Matter…

Global Research News (2020-07-07). Selected Articles: Geopolitics, Human Rights and Big Pharma. globalresearch.ca We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …

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 …

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…

Staff (2020-07-06). Trump's Racist Mt. Rushmore Celebration Violated Indigenous Sovereignty. truthout.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 Trib…

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 …

_____ (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…

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.

_____ (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…

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.

news.un (2020-07-06). New UN report outlines ways to curb growing spread of animal-to-human diseases. news.un.org As the battle against COVID-19 rages, the world can expect to see other diseases that pass from animals to humans emerge, according to a new UN report launched on Monday, which maintains that there is still time to head off potential zoonotic pandemics.

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 …

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…

Pedro David Wendel Garcia, Thierry Fumeaux, Philippe Guerci, Dorothea Monika Heuberger, Jonathan Montomoli, Ferran Roche-Campo, Reto Andreas Schuepbach, Matthias Peter Hilty, RISC-19-ICU Investigators (2020-07-06). [Research Paper] Prognostic factors associated with mortality risk and disease progression in 639 critically ill patients with COVID-19 in Europe: Initial report of the international RISC-19-ICU prospective observational cohort. thelancet.com The European RISC-19-ICU cohort demonstrates a moderate mortality of 24% in critically ill patients with COVID-19. Despite high ARDS severity, mechanical ventilation incidence was low and associated with more rescue therapies. In contrast to risk factors in hospitalized patients reported in other studies, the main mortality predictors in these critically ill patients were markers of oxygenation deficit, renal and microvascular dysfunction, and coagulatory activation. Elevated risk of bloodstream infections underscores the need to exercise caution with off-label therapies.

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.

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.

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.

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 . . . |

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). 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.

Liberation Staff (2020-07-06). How a Communist-led government in Kerala responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. liberationnews.org Image: A community kitchen in Kerala Journalists in the mainstream Western media often show surprise even as they report on governments in the Global South navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with relative success compared to the chaos in the U.S. and UK. But the success story that they narrate is typically one of individual leadership or …

news.un (2020-07-06). Terrorist groups must not be allowed to exploit 'fragilities' caused by global health pandemic. news.un.org As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the world's health systems, economies and local communities, the UN Secretary-General on Monday highlighted how the pandemic has laid bare vulnerabilities to "new and emerging forms of terrorism", such as cyberattacks, bioterrorism and the misuse of digital technology.