2020-07-08: News Headlines

Judy Greenspan (2020-07-09). Release San Quentin prisoners immediately! workers.org Oakland, Calif. July 5 — After a large prisoner transfer to San Quentin State Prison dramatically increased the COVID infection rate there, prisoners and advocates have stepped up their campaign to win the release of thousands of elderly, ill and vulnerable people inside. COVID-19 infections are spiking at astronomical levels . . . |

Makasi Motema (2020-07-09). Revolution and proletarian democracy. workers.org A socialist revolution is an uprising of the proletariat — the working class, those who do not own the property necessary to run a business but must instead work for someone else. A socialist revolution is an awakening that causes the mass of workers to resist their oppression. In order . . . |

A Guest Author (2020-07-09). Deadly new sanctions on Syria. workers.org By Judy Bello This slightly edited guest article was originally published June 12 on the web site of the United National AntiWar Coalition (unac.notowar.net). On May 20, President Trump signed into law the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Embedded in this bill, a housekeeping bill of sorts where yearly . . . |

Sue Davis (2020-07-09). SCOTUS decides 5-4 win for abortion rights. workers.org SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Executive Director Monica Simpson speaking at reproductive justice rally in Georgia, June 28, 2019. On June 29, the Supreme Court issued a much anticipated decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, the first reproductive justice case since anti-abortion Trump appointees Neil Gorsuch and . . . |

Ted Kelly (2020-07-09). Protesters say: 'Free Mumia!' in Philadelphia on July 4. workers.org July 4, Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA "Y'all are the ones we've been waiting for," Pam Africa from International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the MOVE Organization said to a crowd of hundreds outside Philadelphia City Hall on July 4th. "Y'all are the ones we've been waiting for. You're . . . |

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-07-09). Who killed Vanessa Guillén? Women of color devalued under capitalism. workers.org Houston, July 4. Thousands shout, 'Shut down Fort Hood.' The case of Pfc. Vanessa Guillén has sparked a movement. Since April 23, the family and friends of Guillén had been asking Army officials "Where is Vanessa?" Pfc. Vanessa Guillén went missing on April 22 from Ft. Hood, Texas, the Army . . . |

Jim McMahan (2020-07-08). Cops dismantle CHOP, Seattle anti-racist protests continue. workers.org After 3 1/2 weeks of anti-racist organizing at the Capital Hill Organizing Protest (CHOP), Seattle cops raided and closed the six-block encampment on July 1. They invaded with a massive force of police and the FBI. Over 40 people were arrested during the raid, but arrestees totaled at least 69 . . . |

Gareth Porter (2020-07-08). How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government's bunk 'Bountygate' story to US intelligence agencies. thegrayzone.com Another New York Times Russiagate bombshell turns out to be a dud, as dodgy stories spun out by Afghan intelligence…

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-08). 120 Covid-19 Vaccine Projects are Underway. globalresearch.ca Discussing permissible medical practices, the Nuremberg Code mandates consent and prohibits coercion, following Hippocratic Oath principles of doing no harm. | The Nuremberg Code is one of several foundational documents that influenced the …

Prensa Latina (2020-07-08). Cuba exhorta a ayuda de OIT para dejar atrás crisis por COVID-19. peoplesworld.org LA HABANA—El presidente de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, exhortó hoy a la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) a ayudar al mundo para superar la crisis causada por la pandemia de COVID-19. La OIT puede contribuir con su amplia obra en favor de la justicia social, la promoción del empleo digno y la protección de los derechos …

Julian Rose (2020-07-08). The Sad Faces of Our Children in Lockdown Covid Captivity. globalresearch.ca Of all the depressing sights witnessed during the insane process of Covid home imprisonment, stupid social distancing and mask madness, the regimentation of children into predesignated playground /classroom 'chalked-off zones' is the one I find the most blood chilling. | There …

Orlando Oramas León (2020-07-08). Cuba helping the world fight COVID-19, despite U.S. government's retaliation efforts. peoplesworld.org HAVANA—While the United States tries to disqualify Cuba's international medical cooperation, the list of brigades sent by the island to fight COVID-19 in different latitudes of the planet grows. They are the members of the Henry Reeve Contingent, created in 2005 by Fidel Castro to face situations of serious epidemics and natural disasters. It is a …

WSWS (2020-07-08). Florida orders schools to reopen as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org The Florida Department of Education is ordering schools to physically open in August, threatening the lives of teachers and students.

Joe Bernick (2020-07-08). Arizona teachers want to tax the rich for their students. peoplesworld.org The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the ultra-right-wing state legislature were hoping that the COVID-19 pandemic would save them from those pesky citizen initiatives that regular citizens can place on the ballot to be voted into law. The corporate interests and their right-wing backers are especially fearful of a proposed initiative that would raise over …

yenisafak (2020-07-08). 'I take full responsibility', UK PM Johnson says about care home comments. yenisafak.com British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he took full responsibility for the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak, denying that he was trying to blame care workers for the spread of COVID-19.Johnson has been criticised for saying some care homes did not follow procedures to stem the spread of COVID-19 deaths and was repeatedly asked by opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer to apologise. The prime minister did not do so."The last thing I wanted to do is to blame care workers for what has happened, for any of them to think that I was blaming them," Johnson told parliament."When it comes t…

The Canary (2020-07-08). PM dismisses pleas to extend free car parking for NHS staff post-Covid-19. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has dismissed pleas to retain free hospital parking for all NHS staff after the Covid-19 pandemic.The prime minister told Keir Starmer to "take his latest bandwagon and park it free somewhere else" when asked by the Labour leader to extend the policy.Starmer had warned the decision to end free parking in all but certain circumstances once the pandemic begins to ease adds "further insult to injury" for NHS workers.Labour leader Keir Starmer (Aaron Chown/PA)The Opposition leader also repeatedly pressed the prime minister to apologise for saying too many care homes do not follow the procedures as they…

Staff (2020-07-08). COVID Exposes "Significant Racial Health Inequities" as Black, Brown & Indigenous People Suffer Most. democracynow.org The coronavirus continues to hit communities of color the hardest, with federal data showing African American and Latinx people are nearly three times more likely to be infected and twice as likely to die from the virus compared to their white neighbors. There were "pretty significant racial health disparities" even before COVID-19 ravaged the country, says Dr. Uché Blackstock, emergency medicine physician in New York and founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, a company working to fight racism and bias in health services. "What we saw in the pandemic these first few months is these really significant racial…

Staff (2020-07-08). The New NYC? Houston Hospitals Struggle with "Astonishing" Rise in Coronavirus Cases. democracynow.org As COVID-19 cases rise and hospitalizations are soaring, hospitals in Florida, Texas, Arizona and California are running out of ICU beds. On Tuesday, Texas set a grim new record of 10,000 new cases in a single day. "It's been astonishing," says Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Dr. Sheri Fink, who has been reporting from Houston's largest hospital. "They've been adding unit after unit after unit just to care for coronavirus patients."

Staff (2020-07-08). Headlines for July 8, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Begins Formal U.S. Withdrawal from World Health Organization, Brazil's Official Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 65,000 as Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive, U.S. Confirms Record 60,000+ Coronavirus Cases as Trump Demands School Reopenings, Houston Mayor Pleads with Republicans to Cancel Texas Convention Amid Coronavirus Surge, Prominent GOP Senators to Skip Republican National Convention Amid Pandemic, Serbian Anti-Lockdown Protesters Storm Parliament; Spanish Study Questions "Herd Immunity", Mexican President to Meet with Trump; Canadian PM Won't Attend over COVID Concerns, Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley…

Aisha Taras (2020-07-08). Is modern slavery the reason behind the Leicester lockdown? thecanary.co Last week, Leicester saw soaring rates of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, and

The Canary (2020-07-08). Sunak backtracks on plan to tax workers who get Covid-19 tests from employers. thecanary.co The chancellor has scrapped plans for workers to pay tax on coronavirus tests funded by their employers, a move that would have particularly affected frontline workers. | Rishi Sunak said he would exempt the tests from income tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) after he was warned that doctors and nurses could be hit with mounting bills. | Mel Stride, chair of the Commons Treasury Committee, said on Wednesday that he was "glad that common sense has prevailed" after pressuring the chancellor to make the U-turn. | New rules published by HM Revenue & Customs on Monday said that staff should pay tax on Co…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Riot in Serbia as crowd protests COVID-19 restrictions. yenisafak.com At least 23 demonstrators have been detained in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, after a crowd, attempted to enter the National Assembly building late Tuesday evening.The crowd was peeved at the announcement made by President Aleksandar Vucic to enforce a weekend curfew to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.In pitched battles, 43 police personnel were also injured.Serbian Police Chief Vladimir Rebic on Wednesday said that the police officials were injured because the hard objects were thrown at them.Rebic said that five police vehicles were torched, forcing the police to fire tear gas shells to disperse demonstrators.H…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). China criticizes US for exiting WHO during pandemic. yenisafak.com China on Wednesday said the US' decision to leave the World Health Organization (WHO) during a pandemic was a blow to global efforts against COVID-19."The US' withdrawal from WHO is another example of a US unilateral retreat from an international organization," Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian cited by the local daily Global Times as saying."It harms the efforts of the world in its fight against this epidemic and severely harms developing nations that most need international support," he told a news conference in Beijing.His comment came after President Donald Trump's administration officially withdrew t…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Borsa Istanbul tops 120,000 points. yenisafak.com Following ups and downs due to the coronavirus outbreak, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index just reached a midweek peak of over 120,000 points.The index, which reached its historical high of 125,536.60 points in Jan. 22 and dropped to below 82,000 in March, since the normalization period starting in June has recovered almost all its losses.The index saw 120,203.44 points during the third transaction day of the week, while it is currently hovering between 119,000 and 120,000 points.After appearing in China last December, COVID-19 has affected economies worldwide deeply.Amid the normalization, Turkey has seen its viru…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Belgians holiday in trees as COVID-19 prompts staycations. yenisafak.com The idea of Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, the tree tents double as an art installation and are considered sculpture, rather than a commercially-produced tent."The tents are fully booked every summer, but this year, the bookings went much faster. If we had more tents, they would also be taken every day of July and August," said Katrien Houbey, head of tourism for the eastern town of Borgloon, which has hosted four tents along a tree-lined field since 2011. "I believe it's because of the government's guidelines to travel in your own country. So people started searching for alternatives to stay somewhere," she said.At…

_____ (2020-07-08). Vibrant Community Of Resistance Behind New Orleans' Historic Protests. popularresistance.org New Orleans has recently seen some of the largest protests in the city's modern history — with thousands of people taking to the streets daily to demand systemic change, including defunding police and money for housing, healthcare and jobs. These protests are the visible manifestation of grassroots organizing that has been going for decades and did not stop with COVID-19. | This video highlights just a few of the many organizations that have built and organized for this moment — even as the city was under quarantine — culminating not only in mass protests, but also direct action that seized an e…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). 'US sanctions first culprit of Covid-19 damages in Iran'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — The Iranian health minister named the US cruel sanctions as the first cause of the economic difficulties and the losses Iran has incurred during the COVID-19 outbreak.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). Ayatalloah Jannati asks people to follow health guidelines. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — Secretary of the Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati called on people to stick to health guidelines as the COVID-19 death toll has hit a new high record in Iran.

RT (2020-07-08). SECOND night of clashes in Serbia as government & opposition blame each other for protests over Covid-19 lockdown. rt.com Thousands of people gathered in Belgrade and other major cities to protest the Serbian government's intent to reimpose coronavirus lockdowns. Stones and teargas flew as they clashed with riot police long into the night. | Police in Belgrade have reportedly dispersed the bulk of the demonstrators by midnight local time on Wednesday, after nearly five hours of standoffs and clashes with a crowd of mostly young men and women. | What started on Tuesday as a protest against the announced second round of Covid-19 lockdowns quickly turned into an attempt to storm the parliament and fights with the police. | Also on r…

_____ (2020-07-08). Is China the New Indispensable Nation? strategic-culture.org Usually when there are protests, however minor, happening in a nation that has run afoul of the United States the "International Community" and "Human Rights Activists" rally to push for regime change. However, now that there are mass protests exploding over the United States these types of voices are completely silent. American police are free to destroy CHAZ and other camps however they see fit. This is the power of America, however this time around there sure are a lot of red flags and Communist sentiments in the mouths of the protestors. If we were still in the Cold War the Soviet Union would have been instan…

RT (2020-07-08). Trump threatens to CUT FUNDING for schools that don't reopen amid Covid-19 pandemic. rt.com US President Donald Trump has warned schools that their funding may be cut if they choose to remain closed in the autumn — apparently to the benefit of his political opponents — because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. | "The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election," Trump tweeted on Wednesday, adding that he "may cut off funding" if schools refuse to reopen. | In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before th…

LaborFest.net (2020-07-08). 2020 LaborFest Art Gallery Focusing On Covid-19. indybay.org LaborFest Art Gallery on Covid-19 and working people.

Zach Conti (2020-07-08). World Leaders Meet to Tackle COVID Debt and Development Crises. indybay.org The G20 and Paris Forum convened a global virtual High-Level Ministerial conference for 39 countries focused on the economic, debt and development impacts of the coronavirus.

Labor Video Project (2020-07-08). 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…

Philip Giraldi (2020-07-08). Russia-Baiting Is the Only Game in Town. globalresearch.ca There is particular danger at the moment that powerful political alignments in the United States are pushing strongly to exacerbate the developing crisis with Russia. | The New York Times, which broke the story that the Kremlin had been paying the …

Alan Macleod (2020-07-08). TikTok Could Become Latest Victim of US War on Chinese Competition. mintpressnews.com A potential US ban on TikTok comes amid a rise in anti-China warmongering that suggests the move has more to do with re-establishing American dominance over social media than concerns over privacy.

Alan Macleod (2020-07-08). Democratic Candidate James Averhart Personally Oversaw Solitary Confinement of Chelsea Manning. mintpressnews.com Alabama congressional candidate James Averhart led a campaign to punish soldiers who deserted the Vietnam war and personally oversaw the brutal imprisonment of whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

Ali Salam (2020-07-08). Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land for Settler only Road near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli bulldozers continued razing, on Monday, Palestinian-owned lands in the northern occupied West Bank, town of Huwara, south of Nablus, to allow for the construction of an Israeli settler-only bypass road, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official monitoring illegal Israeli settlement construction, said that Israeli bulldozers …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-08). 21 Years Ago, NATO's War on Yugoslavia: Kosovo "Freedom Fighters" Financed by Organized Crime. globalresearch.ca Twenty-one years ago, June 10 1999, marks the end of NATO's aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia (March 24, 1999- June 10, 1999). The bombings which lasted for almost three months, were followed by the military invasion (under a bogus UN mandate) …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-08). UN So-called Committee of Inquiry (COI) Casually Blames Bashar Al-Assad for US-Sponsored High Crimes Committed by Terrorist Proxies Against the People of Syria. globalresearch.ca Launched preemptively in March 2011 by the Obama regime, escalated by Trump, US direct and proxy aggression in Syria will likely continue indefinitely no matter which right wing of its war party is in charge ahead. | Formed in September 2011, …

Eds. (2020-07-08). 'Either you are fighting to eliminate exploitation or not': A leftist critique of the Green New Deal. mronline.org Canadian Dimension in conversation with essayist, researcher and historian Max Ajl…

South Front (2020-07-08). Video: The US Air Force's "Swarm Approach". Toward Aerospace Warfare Model of the 21st Century. globalresearch.ca While the phrase "system of systems" has entered relatively common usage some years ago as a reflection of the need to field systems and assets with complementary capabilities that will operate as part of a synergistic whole in their respective …

South Front (2020-07-08). Video: Turkish Forces Lick Wounds After Airstrikes Hit Their Base in Libya. globalresearch.ca After a short break, the military confrontation between the Libyan National Army mainly backed up by Egypt and the UAE and the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord has once again entered an open phase. | On July 5, aircraft of the …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-08). On Israel's Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank is Already Annexed. mintpressnews.com The truth is that Israel rarely behaves as an 'Occupying Power', but as a sovereign in a country where racial discrimination and apartheid are not only tolerated or acceptable but are, in fact, 'legal' as well.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-07-08). Arrest of Shi'ite Militias in Iraq Is Part of Iranian-US Proxy Struggle. globalresearch.ca New Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi faces many challenges to his authority, including from powerful pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias like Kata'ib Hezbollah. On June 26, 14 militiamen of Kata'ib Hezbollah, commonly known as the Iraqi Hezbollah, were apprehended by Iraqi security …

Laura Carlsen (2020-07-08). Lopez Obrador's Visit to Trump is a Betrayal of the U.S. and Mexican People. counterpunch.org To praise a tyrant is to insult a people. López Obrador's proposed visit to Washington is an insult to the American people, and especially to the 37 million Mexican migrants who live in the United States. The purpose of the state visit with Donald Trump on July 8 is to celebrate the entry into force of the Mexico-United States-Canada Treaty (T-MEC) on July 1. It comes at the worst possible time.

Tracy Keeling (2020-07-08). Trophy hunters' core argument for killing is laid to waste in a staggering new book. thecanary.co To say trophy hunting is controversial would be a gross understatement. The question of whether the practice has any validity in an ecological sense has

Melvin Goodman (2020-07-08). Afghanistan: What is to be Done? counterpunch.org The mainstream media is asking the wrong questions regarding the possibility of Russian bounties for American soldiers. Over and over, they ponder what did the president know and when did he know it? These were important questions that Senator Howard Baker asked of President Nixon during Watergate, but they are meaningless questions for Donald Trump, given his ignorance and indifference.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-07-08). The Merits of Medicare for All Have Been Proven by This Pandemic. counterpunch.org A pandemic is not the time to be having discussions about how to design a national health care system. The fact that the United States, which has 4 percent of the world's population, leads the world with 25 percent of all coronavirus infections, indicates at a glance that something about our nation's health care is

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-08). Trump in 'free trade' talks with Brazilian right-wing authoritarian President Bolsonaro. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Even as he celebrates forcing one so-called "free trade" pact down Mexico's throat, President Donald Trump is pursuing another, with his right-wing Southern Hemisphere compadre, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Of course, the talks may have hit a medical snag: Bolsonaro, who's been even more outspoken than Trump in denouncing the coronavirus as a fabricated threat, …

Yves Engler (2020-07-08). Canada's membership in the Five Eyes alliance promoting conflict with China. mronline.org It is time Canadians debate whether they want to be part of an intelligence group driving hostile relations with China.

Thomas Klikauer — Norman Simms (2020-07-08). The End of the American Newspaper. counterpunch.org Since the birth of the Word Wide Web in March 1989 (at 00: 00PT/ 08: 00 CET) and the rise of Facebook and the like, the preferred business model of newspaper has been in steep decline as advertising revenue shifted from print media towards the Internet with Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are the largest winners. This meant that many newspapers are under severe financial stress while others have closed up shop all together.

Ed Childs and G. Lechat (2020-07-08). 'End police brutality' with new forms of union solidarity. workers.org A rally and march against police brutality called by UNITE HERE Local 26 — a union representing hotel, casino and school dining hall workers — drew upwards of 500 to the Commons in the center of this working-class immigrant city on June 26. A former manufacturing center that fell on . . . |

ABEAR (2020-07-08). Black Lives Matter rewrites history. workers.org July 7 — A people's tidal wave against white supremacy has swept through the U.S. since the police murder of George Floyd on May 25. The assertion of power by the people against racist oppression has defied curfews, teargas, deadly weapons, mass arrests and unjust laws. A statue of Christopher . . . |

Eds. (2020-07-08). How the law killed Ahmaud Arbery. mronline.org In many states, legal regimes sanction the predictable murder of innocent black men. Justice will not be served until the law changes.

John Bachtell (2020-07-08). Separation of Trump and state: Blocking Republicans' evangelical election strategy. peoplesworld.org On Monday, June 1, President Donald Trump stood in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., awkwardly clutching a Bible. Moments earlier, military police had forcibly cleared peaceful demonstrators from Lafayette Park with pepper spray, flash and smoke grenades, truncheons, and rubber bullets. Outraged religious leaders across denominations immediately condemned Trump for his …

Monica Moorehead (2020-07-08). Elijah McClain's life mattered — abolish the police! workers.org Elijah McClain was a 23-year-old massage therapist who lived in Aurora, Colo., outside of Denver. He was 5 feet, 7 inches and 140 pounds. He was also a violin player who used his talent to soothe animals. Elijah McClain was killed August 24, 2019. What was his crime? Walking while . . . |

Lyn Neeley (2020-07-08). Milton, Mass.: Rally protests anti-racist teacher's suspension. workers.org Hundreds rallied on Juneteenth (June 19) in Milton, Mass., calling for an end to systemic racism in school curriculum and voicing support for Zakia Jarrett, an African-American sixth-grade English teacher. Jarrett was briefly put on administrative leave June 5 for her remarks on police violence during a lesson on racism. . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-08). Illinois Supreme Court rules Chicago police can't destroy disciplinary records. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—"No matter whether th' Constitution follows th' flag or not, th' Supreme Court follows th' election returns," Chicago Daily News columnist Finley Peter Dunne, speaking as his favorite character, Mr. Dooley, told his friend Hennessy in 1900. Dunne was talking of the U.S. Supreme Court, but his line could just as easily have applied to …

Staff (2020-07-08). Lawmaker Says Union Fired Him For Pushing Police Reform. therealnews.com Organized labor must confront police unions' opposition to meaningful accountability, says Delegate Gabriel Acevero.

Eds. (2020-07-08). WOW Global 24 | Imaginando futuros: Eliane Brum. mronline.org Em tempos de pandemia, quando a ordem é #ficaremcasa, mulheres do mundo todo juntam suas vozes no Festival WOW Global 24 Horas, que acontece nos dias 27 e 28 de junho.

Staff (2020-07-08). Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 5 | Campaigns. therealnews.com We explore the world of political campaigns, and discuss the importance of local elections, and the type of people who run for office.

Staff (2020-07-08). Alex Vitale: Defunding The Police Is The Future. therealnews.com Police and police unions have proven incapable of ensuring public safety, argues Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing.

David Trujillo (2020-07-08). Rudolfo Anaya, an American writer for eternity. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — Rudolfo Anaya, a gifted contemporary Chicano literature author, has died at age 82, in his home in Albuquerque, N.M. The Chicano literature world and the community heard of his passing on June 28. Anaya's stories touched the very soul of Mexican/Chicano experience. Now we find the dry arid blowing whistling winds of …

RT (2020-07-08). Christopher Steele to pay damages to Russian bankers for 'inaccurate and misleading' claims in his infamous dossier. rt.com A London judge has ordered former British spy Christopher Steele to pay thousands of pounds in damages for not verifying the claims he included in his scandalous Russian dossier, which alleged Donald Trump's ties with Moscow. | Steele was taken to court by Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven, Russian bankers from Alfa Group, who contested one of the key allegations in the paper that they were responsible for delivering "large amounts of illicit cash" to President Vladimir Putin in the 1990s. | Justice Mark Warby of the High Court of England and Wales ruled on Wednesday that Steele's claim against Fridman and Aven wa…

The Canary (2020-07-08). Tractors in go-slow protest outside Parliament. thecanary.co Farmers protesting about threats to food standards brought their tractors to Westminster.Around 20 vehicles slowly made their way through the streets around Parliament in a noisy demonstration ahead of the Agriculture bill's return to the Lords on Thursday.People during a demonstration organised by Save British Farming (Stefan Rousseau/PA)Campaigners from Save British Farming dressed as fruit and vegetables to highlight their concerns about the risk of food standards being lowered in the pursuit of a trade deal with the United States.Tractors on the streets around Parliament as part of the protest (Stefan Roussea…

CP Editor (2020-07-08). Cornel West interview on the Clintons and "Race Matters" (1993). counterpunch.org

Staff (2020-07-08). ICE Threatens to Deport or Bar International Students If Schools Move Classes Online Due to Pandemic. democracynow.org As President Trump pressures states to reopen schools in the fall despite an alarming surge in new coronavirus cases, ICE says international students studying at U.S. universities could face deportation if their schools switch to online-only courses. The U.S. issues more than a million student visas a year, and international students account for as much as a third of the undergraduate student body at many colleges and universities and often constitute the majority of graduate students. "I have yet to see a justification for this," says immigration attorney Fiona McEntee, who notes that international students cont…

Jonathan Cook (2020-07-08). The JNF's Sordid History: Tower and Stockades, Forests and Jim Crow Vetting Committees. dissidentvoice.org Ôªø The Jewish National Fund (JNF) rightly presents itself as the most venerable of the Zionist institutions: It stands at the heart of a state-building project launched more than a century ago; It is an organisation that is today deeply embedded in the structures of the Israeli state; It is the guardian of the Israel's …

Nicolas J S Davies (2020-07-08). Key U.S. Ally Indicted for Organ Trade Murder Scheme. counterpunch.org When President Clinton dropped 23,000 bombs on what was left of Yugoslavia in 1999 and NATO invaded and occupied the Yugoslav province of Kosovo, U.S. officials presented the war to the American public as a "humanitarian intervention" to protect Kosovo's majority ethnic Albanian population from genocide at the hands of Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic. That

The Canary (2020-07-08). Five things we learned from Rishi Sunak's mini-Budget. thecanary.co Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his "summer economic update" to MPs.Here's what we learned: — The scale of the economic hit could potentially be very large indeedThe chancellor said the economy had shrunk by 25% in two months as a result of the lockdown — the same amount it grew in the previous 18 years.The Office for Budget Responsibility and the Bank of England were both warning of "significant job losses". | — The cost of measures to protect jobs and businesses could rise to £30 billionUp to £9.4 billion is available to pay firms £1,000 bonuses for each furloughed worker ke…

The Canary (2020-07-08). Trump niece's book offers scathing portrayal of president. thecanary.co President Donald Trump's niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged man who poses an immediate danger to the public, according to a copy obtained by the Associated Press.Mary L Trump, a psychologist, writes that Donald Trump's re-election would be catastrophic and that "lying, playing to the lowest common denominator, cheating, and sowing division are all he knows"."By the time this book is published, hundreds of thousands of American lives will have been sacrificed on the altar of Donald's hubris and wilful ignorance. If he is afforded…

Steve Topple (2020-07-08). The Tory children's minister was just branded a 'liar' over free school meals claims. thecanary.co The Tory government's children's minister has been

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-08). The Heat: Militarization of US police. america.cgtn.com The militarization of US police and law enforcement. How pervasive is it? And, what toll is it having?

RT (2020-07-08). TikTok violates children's privacy & feeds them with Nazi memes, media and NGOs wail — just in time to justify US ban. rt.com TikTok has failed to protect children's privacy and can't even keep them safe from froth-mouthed Nazis, US NGOs and media have declared, just in time to give Washington a reason to ban the popular Chinese-made app. | The US Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department are reportedly probing accusations that TikTok failed to protect children's privacy in keeping with a 2019 agreement, according to representatives of tech policy groups whose anti-Tiktok grievances neatly coincide with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's hints earlier this week that Washington is seeking to ban the wildly popular micro-vlogging p…

RT (2020-07-08). New York Times lays out conditions for Biden to debate Trump… or loophole to get Joe out of live sparring. rt.com Joe Biden is a stumbling speaker at the best of times, and Donald Trump is the insult king. With the two set to engage in three televised debates, the New York Times has decided that Biden needs an out. | "I worry about Joe Biden debating Donald Trump," New York Times opinion columnist Thomas Friedman wrote on Tuesday. Friedman is likely not the only liberal pundit sweating at the prospect. Donald Trump, for all his ineloquence, is a brutal debater, well used to ripping his opponents apart with off-the-cuff insults and jibes. Joe Biden, by contrast, mumbles and fumbles his way even through prepared statements,…

RT (2020-07-08). Facebook bans accounts linked to Roger Stone, Proud Boys & Brazil's Bolsonaro in fight against 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'. rt.com Facebook has banned dozens of pages allegedly linked to ex-Trump adviser and Republican operative Roger Stone, as well as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in its relentless battle against political 'misinformation networks'. | The 100-account network said to be linked to Stone, a Florida resident, was discovered in the course of an investigation into the right-wing group Proud Boys, banned from Facebook years ago, the social media behemoth

RT (2020-07-08). California couple charged with HATE CRIME for painting over city-approved BLM mural. rt.com The couple who attempted to paint over the City of Martinez's "Black Lives Matter" mural on the 4th of July have been charged with a hate crime and two other misdemeanors by a controversial "progressive" prosecutor. | Nichole Anderson and David Nelson have been hit with three misdemeanor charges over their efforts to paint over a Black Lives Matter mural in front of the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse just hours after the original painting was completed with the full blessing of the city of Martinez, a statement from Contra Costa District Attorney Diane Becton's office revealed on Tuesday. The pair could face up t…

RT (2020-07-08). US must tear down 'whole system of oppression,' says Democrat Ilhan Omar. Dems have 'given up' on America, Republicans reply. rt.com Ilhan Omar has called on the US "to tear down systems of oppression." But the Minnesota Democratic representative's remarks have outraged Republicans, who say she wants to ruin the whole American system. | Oppression is seen pretty much across the board in the American system, Omar claimed in a speech in Minnesota on Tuesday. | "We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in healthcare, in employment, in the air we breathe," she said. | "We cannot stop at the criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we fin…

RT (2020-07-08). San Francisco's CAREN Act will 'criminalize reporting minorities,' conservatives say. rt.com San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton is outraged at white women calling the police on minorities. His creatively named CAREN Act would put an end to this, but conservatives claim it's just more discrimination. | Walton introduced the Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies (CAREN) Act on Tuesday. Its name is a nod to 'Karen', which has become internet slang for a white woman who demeans store assistants, demands to speak to the manager, or, crucially here, feels unduly threatened by minorities. | Racist 911 calls are unacceptable that's why I'm introducing the CAREN Act at today's SF Board of…

RT (2020-07-08). You became RACIST yourself, users tell Reddit as it issues (& removes) ban on content portraying 'people of color' as 'aggressors'. rt.com Reddit has announced that any type of content deemed offensive to people of color will not be allowed. But as outrage mounted among users over the policy,…

RT (2020-07-08). 'God made you impotent for a reason': Viagra rises to top Twitter trend after SCOTUS ruling on birth control healthcare mandate. rt.com If pregnancy is God's will, so is erectile dysfunction, argued critics of the new US Supreme Court ruling that allowed employers to exclude birth control from health insurance plans on religious or moral grounds. | On Wednesday, the court upheld a Trump administration rule which allows employers to opt out of an Obamacare mandate to cover birth control in their insurance plans. Amid an impassioned social media outpouring from both supporters and detractors, came a flood of comments pointing out that erectile dysfunction drug Viagra will still be covered. | Many critics seized on that to argue that SCOTUS favor…

RT (2020-07-08). 'Redress for systemic racism'? California State University faculty demand free tuition for non-white students… & segregation. rt.com Lamenting declining minority enrollment, California State University's faculty union has called for tuition-free education for nonwhite students, nixing a ban on affirmative action, and… segregating students and faculty by color? | The California Faculty Association has published a list of

RT (2020-07-08). WATCH: SUV drives through crowd of BLM protesters in New York, but driver released without charge. rt.com A motorist panicked after being surrounded by Black Lives Matter protesters in New York's Times Square, speeding through the crowd and trapping a bicycle under the vehicle's chassis. No charges have been filed as yet, however. | "We have bikes that go in the front and block off the intersection and redirect traffic so we don't have to worry about things happening like what just happened," one protest organizer explained after protesters pursued the driver for two blocks. | The group of cyclists were attempting to stop traffic to allow the BLM protesters through when the driver suddenly panicked after their Dod…

Fight Back (2020-07-08). FRSO condemns Duterte's terror law, demands U.S. out of Philippines. fightbacknews.org The U.S.-backed government of Philippines and its President Duterte is putting in place the legal framework to carry out a wave of repression against activists in the popular movements who are fighting for social and national liberation. Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns the recently signed Republic Act 1147, also called Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, for what it is: an attempt to criminalize trade unionists, environmentalists, women's groups, student organizations or anyone else who wants to challenge the cruel rule of Duterte. | Duterte is using an old trick — a slight of hand utilized for years b…

_____ (2020-07-08). Bolivian Polls Show Socialist Candidate To Win Elections In First Round. popularresistance.org The U.S.-backed, interim president Jeanine Añez only has 13 percent of the voting intention. | The Latin America Strategic Center for Geopolitics (CELAG) Tuesday published the results of a survey according to which the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presidential candidate Luis Arce would get 41.9 percent of the votes in the upcoming elections in September. | This percentage of popular support would allow him to win the elections in the first round, far exceeding the Bolivian right-wing candidate, Carlos Mesa, who would barely get 26.8 percent of the vote.

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2020-07-08). Thursday 7/16: Organizing Meeting: Stop Police Violence — Slash the SFPD Budget. indybay.org This meeting will be held on Zoom. | Register at bit.ly/Slash-SFPD-Budget…

Andrew Korybko (2020-07-08). China-India Onset of "Cold Peace"? Mutual Disengagement Decision, Pull Back from the Line of Control. globalresearch.ca China accepts that India already made its geopolitical choice to become the US' proxy in "containing" the People's Republic, but it would prefer for their seemingly inevitable "decoupling" to be as manageable as possible, hence why it's helping its rival …

Vijay Prashad (2020-07-08). The US and UK are a wrecking ball crew against the pillars of internationalism. peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad writes on the imperialist actions led by the US and the UK against Venezuela and the emptiness of their commitment to international law…

Ali Salam (2020-07-08). Israeli Authorities to Demolish 30 Palestinian Homes, Structures in East Jerusalem. imemc.org The Israeli municipal staff handed demolition orders to thirty Palestinian households in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-"Isawiya, under the pretext of construction without a permit, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local activist, Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, and member of the follow-up committee, stated that staff of the Israeli municipality of …

Fight Back (2020-07-08). Oneida Nation holds memorial ride, rally, for indigenous man killed by Green Bay police. fightbacknews.org Green Bay, WI – On Sunday, July 5, the Oneida Nation held a memorial ride and rally for Jonathon Tubby, an Oneida man killed in police custody nearly two years ago. Jonathon's family, which has filed a civil lawsuit against members of the Green Bay Police Department, had requested a one-year mourning period before beginning public advocacy. That one-year period ended in November 2019 and the family has been pursuing justice ever since. | Approximately 100 vehicles were in a procession through the Oneida reservation with signs reading, "No justice – no peace" and "Justice for Jonathon." They made stops in residen…

Black Lives Matter Scotts Valley (2020-07-08). 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…

Nick Licata (2020-07-08). Three Books on the 2020 Presidential Election and Their Relevance to the Black Live Matter Protests. counterpunch.org Each discusses strategies how the election could address minority and racial injustices that have long been ignored. The recent killings of unarmed Black citizens by police or white vigilantes has initiated the largest national outpouring of angry protests since Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968. With less than five months until the 2020 presidential election,

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-08). Black Lives Matter protests continue in cities across the US. peoplesdispatch.org Over a month after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, protests continue to rage on in dozens of cities across the United States with demands for structural change…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-08). Filipinos take to the streets opposing Duterte's Anti-Terror Law. peoplesdispatch.org Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte received widespread condemnation for passing the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which he signed unto law on July 3. Protests against the law were registered at the University of Philippines Diliman in Manila on Saturday. These were organized by the youth faction of the Gabriela Women's Party (GWP), an affiliate of the left-wing Makabayan bloc.

yenisafak (2020-07-08). US affirms Lebanon support as Hezbollah steps up criticism. yenisafak.com A U.S. general voiced Washington's backing for Lebanese stability on Wednesday on a visit that triggered a protest by demonstrators including supporters of the Iran-backed Hezbollah against U.S. policies in the country.General Kenneth McKenzie's visit to Beirut, a big recipient of U.S. military aid, comes after Hezbollah stepped up criticism of U.S. ambassador Dorothy Shea on Tuesday, accusing her of blatant interference in Lebanese affairs.Lebanon is in throes of an acute financial crisis seen as the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war.The heavily armed Hezbollah, founded by Iran's Revolu…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). VIDEO: US protesters deplore Israeli regime's annexation plan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — American protesters gathered on Tuesday outside Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's home in Washington DC to protest his talks involving the Israeli regime's occupation.

Ramona du Houx (2020-07-08). Elected Officials demand an end to the environmental injustices in communities of color. indybay.org From the heart of the city to the suburbs and rural communities, protesters have risen up against the systemic racism. One group of public servants from states across the country insist on legislative action to end to the environmental injustices in communities of color.

Vessels of Vallejo (2020-07-08). Saturday 7/11: Justice for Sean Monterrosa Protest and March. indybay.org Vallejo City Hall | 555 Santa Clara St. | Vallejo, CA 94590…

WSWS (2020-07-08). Canadian establishment downplays failed attempt to assassinate Trudeau. wsws.org Hurren's assassination attempt raise troubling questions about his political motivations, the degree to which he was active in far-right circles and whether he acted alone.

Bob Lord (2020-07-08). Welcome to Hectobillionaire Land. counterpunch.org You don't hear much about millionaires these days in America. Which makes some sense. Add up all our nation's personal wealth, divide by our number of people, and we have an average wealth per person in the United States today of about $300,000. At that average, a family of three worth a million dollars turns

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-07-08). Politics and Corruption at the World Health Organization (WHO). globalresearch.ca This article, translated from French, was written prior to the Wuhan Coronavirus epidemic outbreak. | *** | The WHO [OMS in French] is the World Health Organisation. 'WHO' in English — and that's much more appropriate. WHO: who is it really? | Would …

WSWS (2020-07-08). US coronavirus case count soars past 3 million. wsws.org Cities across the United States are being forced to ration coronavirus testing and are in danger of being compelled to ration treatment.

John Feffer (2020-07-08). The US is Now the Global Public Health Emergency. counterpunch.org If the United States had quick-thinking and efficient leadership, the pandemic would have infected about 100,000 people and killed only a couple thousand. That's the experience of South Korea, times seven to account for the difference in population. If the United States had overwhelmed but reasonably sensible leadership, the coronavirus pandemic would have racked up

Elliot Sperber (2020-07-08). The Breonna Taylor Bridge. counterpunch.org The Breonna Taylor Bridge If you've ever wondered why The circle's so defined Blame those damn Babylonians Thinking that there Were just that many days in a year And, so, we circle And search the block The dolphin barrette — it's lost Perhaps it's in the pickle shop Such cool and salty things taste good

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-07-08). Van Gogh's Literary Influences. counterpunch.org "Books and reality and art are the same kind of thing for me." — Vincent Van Gogh In 1888, Vincent Van Gogh sold The Red Vineyard, a vibrant field of color abuzz with laborers, to an intimate supporter of the hungry artist for today's equivalent of $2000. These days, a single painting by Van Gogh

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2020-07-08). Is a Global Demographic Crisis Unavoidable? globalresearch.ca "Throughout history, any profound political and social change was preceded by a philosophical revolution, at least among a significant section of the population." —M. N. Roy (1887-1954), humanist and political figure from India, 1950. | "For social problems, to paraphrase …

The Global Research Team (2020-07-08). The World Is Changing — But Whose Voice Is Telling You How? globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | The world is changing — but whose voice is telling you how? | Global Research stands at a pivotal moment in its 19-year history. Increasingly we are faced with new challenges regarding how to keep our content flowing and …

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2020-07-08). The National Institute of Health (NIH) Owns Half of Moderna Vaccine: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. globalresearch.ca New documents obtained by In addition, four NIH scientists have filed their …

Robert J. Burrowes (2020-07-08). Invisible Rainbow: 5G Electromagnetic Radiation and the Evolution of Life on Planet Earth. globalresearch.ca In his recently revised and updated book

OFSCIE (2020-07-08). Human Trafficking for Organs Removal: An Unseen Form of Exploitation. globalresearch.ca This is an official report of the OSCE | Two-day online expert meeting to discuss recent developments and policy gaps in combating trafficking in human beings for the removal of organs concluded yesterday evening. The event was co-organized by the Office …

PCHR (2020-07-08). PCHR: "Israeli Occupation Authorities Arrest Civilian Travelling to Donate Bone Marrow for His Brother in Tel HaShomer Hospital" imemc.org The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the arrest of a civilian from the Gaza Strip by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stationed at Beit Hanoun "Erez" Crossing. The civilian was traveling to Tel HaShomer Hospital as he is scheduled for a bone marrow donation for his ill brother, …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-08). Israeli Troops Invade Parts of Eastern Gaza City. imemc.org Israeli troops invaded earlier on Wednesday some parts of the eastern Gaza city, in the Gaza Strip. Local Palestinian media outlets, including Maan News Agency, said that a number of armored Israeli army vehicles, including three military bulldozers, invaded a border fence area, between eastern Gaza city an Israel, about …

Saed Bannoura (2020-07-08). Elderly Palestinian Detainee Dies In Captivity. imemc.org The Palestinian Commission of Detainees' Affairs has confirmed, on Wednesday morning, the death of an elderly Palestinian political prisoner at Israeli medical center following years of medical neglect. The Commission stated that Sa'adi Khalil al-Gharabily, 75, from Gaza, has died on Wednesday morning, at an Israeli medical center, after suffering …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-08). Israeli Troops Abduct More than a Dozen Palestinians from the West Bank. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted early on Wednesday about fifteen Palestinian residents from various parts of the West Bank, including the occupied East Jerusalem. In the occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police abducted Palestinian engineer, Bassam Alhalaq, who is in charge of construction works, inside the Alaqsa Mosque. Palestinian News Agency, Maan, said …

Ali Salam (2020-07-08). Palestinian from Gaza Abducted by Israeli Forces at Erez Crossing. imemc.org The Israeli forces abducted , on Monday evening, a Palestinian passenger at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing, in northern besieged Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Information Center reported. The young man, Abdullah Shaker, was on his way to request permission to travel to Israel, in order to donate bone marrow …

OCHA (2020-07-08). OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (16 — 29 June 2020). imemc.org United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Biweekly Highlights An eight-month-old baby boy, who needed a heart surgery at an Israeli hospital, could not exit Gaza and died on 18 June. Since 21 May, the PA has not accepted or transferred applications for exit permits from Gaza …

Celine Hagbard (2020-07-08). Israeli Court Orders Muslim Cemetery Destroyed to Build Homeless Shelter. imemc.org In Tel Aviv on Tuesday, an Israeli court rejected an appeal by the Islamic Council of Jaffa to preserve a 200-year old Muslim cemetery, ruling instead that the municipality of Tel Aviv can move forward with plans to build a homeless shelter on the site. The ruling followed weeks of …

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights (2020-07-08). Joint Press Realease: Assessing cases of the 2014 attacks on Gaza leads to definitive conclusion: victims and survivors have been abandoned to non-genuine investigations and gross injustice. imemc.org Gaza City and London, 07 July 2020 — In the summer of 2014, Al Mezan and LPHR worked together to examine egregious acts of horror against civilians in Gaza, trapped in a closed-off territory while under military bombardment run by Israel's political and military leadership; its emblematic feature being that dozens of …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-08). International students may be asked to leave the US, if classes entirely online. peoplesdispatch.org The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced the move as several universities are planning to move classes online in the upcoming semester…

William D. Hartung (2020-07-08). Police, Prisons, and the Pentagon. zcomm.org Defunding America's Wars at Home and Abroad…

Michael T. Klare (2020-07-08). A New Tonkin Gulf Incident in the Making? zcomm.org Halt Trump's rush to war in the Pacific…

Fight Back (2020-07-08). A new Michigan rally for 'HEROES Act now' set for July 15. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – After a lively rally on June 24 with nearly 100 workers, the stagehands union IATSE is calling a new rally on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol for July 15. The stagehands and other gig workers are demanding the passage of the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act by the U.S. Senate. July 25 is looming as the $600 per week unemployment boost that keeps people paying their bills is set to run out. Tensions are rising not just in Michigan, but also for stagehands from New York City to Hollywood, across the whole country. | "The U.S. House of Representatives…

Sam Gindin (2020-07-08). Transform Unions and Organize the Unemployed. zcomm.org Workers still have the power to shut down production but unions must have a class consciousness, including organizing the unemployed…

splcenter (2020-07-08). Twitter Gave Free Rein for Jack Posobiec To Publish Antisemitic Hate and Disinformation. splcenter.org Twitter enabled OANN correspondent Jack Posobiec's rise by giving him space to promote hate and mislead the public without facing consequences, Hatewatch has determined in a comprehensive review of his account history.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-08). Uruguayans reject the approval of the Urgent Consideration Law. peoplesdispatch.org The Urgent Consideration Law (LUC) is a neoliberal legislation that promotes budget cuts in the public sector, supports the privatization of public companies and restricts the right to strike of the workers, among other setbacks…

Momtaza Mehri (2020-07-08). Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege'. zcomm.org Self-reflection is welcome. But until we undo the structures that hold up anti-blackness across the world, injustice will persist…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-08). US starts process of withdrawing from WHO. peoplesdispatch.org The process of withdrawal will take a year and if not reversed, the US will cease to be a member of the WHO from July 6, 2021. It is unclear if the president has the power to withdraw from a global organization without approval from Congress…

Thomas Klikauer (2020-07-08). Right-Wing Resentment in Germany. zcomm.org Source: Countercurrents The rise of AfD right-wing extremism may well threaten Germany's democratic society Photo by Corinna Haselmayer The rise of AfD right-wing extremism may well threaten Germany's democratic society. It applies even more since the AfD mutated into Bjà∂rn Hà∂cke's national-revolutionary movement party while also moving [its focus] from the earlier scapegoat (the

Mark Petrakis (2020-07-08). Propaganda and the Fragility of Hope. dissidentvoice.org In my experience, big events (like THIS one) and powerful social movements (like THAT one, oh you know, back a ways ago) do not appear out of nowhere, but can rather be traced back to what first appears as imperceptible shifts in the narrative ethers and in each of our views of the world around …

Jakeet Singh (2020-07-08). If Governments Believe So Much in Nonviolence, They Should Try It. zcomm.org Important questions are being raised about why the police seem so much less skilled in nonviolent techniques of de-escalation and conflict resolution than the average bartender, ambulance attendant and social worker…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-08). Macri is further implicated in the case investigating an illegal spying network. peoplesdispatch.org Former Argentine president Mauricio Macri is eagerly watching the progress of a lawsuit in which 22 people were arrested on June 30, including former officials of his government, which links intelligence agents to political power…

Sam Pizzigati (2020-07-08). Social Distancing for Mega-Million Fun and Profit. zcomm.org Stocks are soaring, auctioneers are hammering, and the awesomely affluent are feeling no pain…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Turkey, UK agree Libya needs political solution. yenisafak.com Turkey and the UK are in agreement on a diplomatic solution in Libya, Turkey's foreign minister said Wednesday.Mevlut Cavusoglu, who is paying a one-day working visit to London, said Turkey thinks the only solution in Libya conflict is a political one, adding: "We need to give pace to this political process under the roof of the UN."The conditions of the legitimate Sarraj government in Libya must be met for a ceasefire in Libya and it needs to be a permanent ceasefire, Cavusoglu noted.His remarks came after a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street.Turkish foreign minister earlier met…

Eric Zuesse (2020-07-08). Were the Skripals Secretly Executed by Britain's Government? dissidentvoice.org Where are Sergei and Yulia Skripal? Are they still alive? Their having been poisoned in England on 4 March 2018 didn't kill them. Sergei Skripal is (or was) the Russian and British double agent (Russian spy who defected to UK), who had become imprisoned for six years in Russia, and then became spy-swapped to, and …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-08). The Coronavirus Seal: Victoria's Borders Close. dissidentvoice.org The state of Victoria is being sealed off from the rest of Australia. On Tuesday, at 11.59pm, the border with New South Wales will be shut with publicised resoluteness. It is happening at the insistence of politicians across the country with a panicked urge. On the way are reminders about the miracle that was federation …

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). Parl. Speaker condoles Japan over recent floods. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf expressed condolences over the loss of a number of Japanese citizens in the recent flood in the country.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-08). Netanyahu's Annexation Drive. globalresearch.ca Land seizures, annexations, and conquest. These are words axiomatic to the state of Israel. In the main, the state has maintained an uncomfortable position based on patience and attrition. We have waited this long; you will wait longer. Be it …

repost (2020-07-08). Corrupt Pelosi & Here Wealthy Husband Get PPP-Nancy Pelosi's husband among lawmaker-linked. indybay.org Corrupt Nancy Pelosi's wealthy husband received PPP loan funds.

The Canary (2020-07-08). Rare gorillas with babies in Nigeria captured on camera. thecanary.co Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts.Only around 300 Cross River gorillas were known to be alive at one point in the isolated mountainous region in Nigeria and Cameroon, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which captured the camera trap images in May. More colour images were recovered last month.John Oates, professor emeritus at City University of New York and a primatologist who helped establish conservation effo…

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2020-07-08). The Tory government's hypocrisy is on form as it announces sanctions while supporting human rights violators. thecanary.co Let's face it, the Tories have never really been

The Canary (2020-07-08). Chris Packham pursues legal action over HS2. thecanary.co A major review of the HS2 rail scheme gave a "very incomplete assessment of environmental matters", the Court of Appeal has been told. | This meant that the government gave the green light to the scheme based on a "complete misapprehension" of the environmental impact, lawyers for Chris Packham argue. | The TV presenter is pursuing a legal challenge at the Court of Appeal against the government over its decision to give the go-ahead to HS2. | Packham took his case to the High Court in April seeking an emergency injunction to stop works he claimed would cause destruction or "irreversible and irreparable loss" to a…

Sam Huber (2020-07-08). Why Has Society Failed to Integrate Grief Into Public Life? thenation.com Why Has Society Failed to Integrate Grief Into Public Life?

Karthik Ganapathy (2020-07-08). Charles Booker Could Have Won. thenation.com Charles Booker Could Have Won…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). US coronavirus cases top 3 million: study. yenisafak.com Maryland-based university's tally counted 3,009,611 confirmed infections and 131,594 fatalities, while 936,476 people have recovered from the disease.The US continues to be worst-hit country with the highest number of cases and deaths worldwide, followed by Brazil and the UK.Recent spikes in cases and hospitalizations forced many US states to pause their reopenings or reimpose new restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.More than 36.8 million tests have been conducted so far.

yenisafak (2020-07-08). FBI chief says China greatest threat to future prosperity of US. yenisafak.com Joining the anti-China chorus in the country with blistering remarks, the FBI Director Christopher Wray has designated China as the greatest future threat to economic prosperity of the US."The greatest long-term threat to our nation's information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality, is the counter intelligence and economic espionage threat from China," Wray said at the US-based think tank Hudson Institute on Tuesday.China denies allegations of intellectual property theft and slams the US for interfering in its internal affairs from Hong Kong to South China Sea.Wray explained that confronting t…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Eurasian nations register new coronavirus cases, deaths. yenisafak.com Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasia on Wednesday.- KazakhstanIn the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, new cases rose by 1,376 to reach the total of 51,059.Recoveries increased by 630, bringing the tally to 16,928, the Health Ministry said.The government is trying to eliminate the drug shortage in pharmacies.The country's Foreign Ministry announced that humanitarian aid sent by Russia arrived in the country.The country had announced to implement a 14-day-quarantine procedure as of July 5.- UkraineHealth Minister Maksym Stepanov announced 807 more virus cases over the past 24 hours,…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Sunken migrant boat found in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com A migrant boat which sank last month in a lake in eastern Turkey has been found, the local governorship said on Wednesday."The boat was found at a depth of 106.5 meters [349.4 feet] off Carpanak Island" in Lake Van, the Van Governorship said in a statement.The boat and the bodies there will be recovered, the statement added.Lake Van, near Turkey's border with Iran, spans some 3,755 square kilometers (1,450 square miles).The boat is believed to have been carrying up to 60 migrants when it sank, and six bodies had been recovered so far, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.He said 11 suspects had been arre…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). India arrests CEO, 11 others for industrial gas leak. yenisafak.com Police in southern India have arrested the South Korean head and 11 other employees of a chemical plant for a recent gas leak that claimed at least 15 lives, said a police official.The employees late on Tuesday were accused of causing the deaths due to negligence in the incident that occurred on May 7 at the LG Polymers Plant in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh state. Local police chief Rajeev Kumar Meena confirmed in a statement that CEO Sunkey Jeong, technical director D. S. Kim and addition director P. P. Chandra Mohan Rao were under police custody, along with nine others."Investigation disclosed that the inciden…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Russia, Turkey seek solution to Libya crisis: Lavrov. yenisafak.com Russia and Turkey will continue joint efforts on finding a solution to the Libyan crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday.The two countries are seeking an approach that would allow for immediate cease-fire in Libya, the minister said, speaking at a news conference in Moscow."Within the dialogue, sanctioned at the highest level by the presidents of Russia and Turkey, we have been working on finding approaches that would allow us to immediately declare a cease-fire and start resolving all other issues," the top diplomat said.He said the first essential step toward a solution is to declare "a c…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Huawei says US sanctions have no immediate impact on UK 5G supplies. yenisafak.com U.S. sanctions targeting Huawei Technologies have had no immediate impact on the Chinese firm's ability to supply 5G equipment to the UK, Huawei Vice President Victor Zhang said on Wednesday."These restrictions actually haven't had an impact on Huawei's capability to supply to the UK's 5G and fibre solution at this moment," Zhang told reporters on a call."We need to talk about the long term impact, it takes time, it takes months."

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Landmines in Syria's al-Bab pose risk to civilians. yenisafak.com Civilians in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab are awaiting help from authorities to clear the area from landmines, planted by Daesh/ISIS terror group.The landmines and other explosives are strewn across and have limited agriculture activities, besides endangering humans and livestock.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Muhammed Kalso, whose son was injured from a landmine explosion last week, has urged for a large-scale mine-clearing operation in the area.His son was injured while walking in the middle of the village."If we had known there was a mine in the middle of the village, we would not have taken the kids out. I…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Turkey, Jordan reject Israeli move to annex West Bank. yenisafak.com Jordan and Turkey on Wednesday reiterated their rejection of an Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. | Speaker of Jordan's House of Representatives (lower house of parliament), Atef Tarawneh, held talks in Amman with Turkish Ambassador Ismail Aramaz to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the parliamentary, economic and investment fields. | "Amman and Ankara have historic relations and bonds of friendship and cooperation which require maintaining coordination and consultation regarding the issues of mutual interest." Tarawneh said in a statement. | The Jordanian speaker reiterated hi…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Ertugrul star to return to screens as details on long-awaited sequel emerge. yenisafak.com Ertugrul star Engin Altan Dàºzyatan is set to return to screens as details start to emerge about his long-awaited appearance in the sequel of the hit Turkish drama.According to reports, Dàºzyatan is currently in talks with Turkish Broadcaster (TRT), home of the sequel to Resurrection: Ertugrul called Establishment: Osman, to reprise his role as the titular character in the popular series that took the world by storm.However, while no progress has been made yet with regards to Dàºzyatan's return to the sequel, fans of the heartthrob actor still got a bit of good news as he was reportedly offered a l…

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Dubai 'haven for trade-based money laundering': Report. yenisafak.com A global financial center Dubai is a "haven for trade-based money laundering" with its nearly 30 free trade zones, a recent report published by a US-based think tank claimed."Dubai's prosperity is a steady stream of illicit proceeds borne from corruption and crime," said Carnegie Endowment's report on the Arabic country's role in facilitating corruption and global illicit financial flows.It accused both Emirati leaders and the international community of continuing "to turn a blind eye to the problematic behaviors, administrative loopholes, and weak enforcement practices that make Dubai a globally attractive desti…

_____ (2020-07-08). Why Did The Bureau Of Prisons Impose A National Lockdown? popularresistance.org Following the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, a nationwide uprising of unprecedented proportions has swept the U.S. in thousands of cities and towns, large and small, across all 50 states. This surge of mass resistance around issues of racial injustice, occurring against the backdrop of a major public health crisis and increasingly deteriorating economic conditions, has laid bare the failure of our capitalist system to protect working class communities of color. In addition to facing a much higher possibility of being endangered by an encounter with law enforcement, thes…

_____ (2020-07-08). Pandemic Capitalism: Pervasive Inequality Is A Chosen Catastrophe. popularresistance.org The current flavor of 'no holds barred' capitalism sits at this precipice. For years, it has extracted everything within its reach. It has exploited our natural resources and damaged our ecosystems. It has claimed our time and effort, and even our hopes and dreams. All these things have been treated as resources to be mined for a system that's systematically designed to benefit the few. | The main idea underpinning the current version of capitalism is blindingly simple: you only have to remember one thing – that your job is to maximize profits. And you only have to accept one lie – that in doing so, you benefit t…

_____ (2020-07-08). Today's Revolution Includes Kale, Medical Care And Help With Rent. popularresistance.org In recent months, members of progressive direct-action organizations have developed new systems for checking on their neighbors, dropping off food and medicine, providing protective personal equipment to incarcerated family members, and giving cash to those suddenly unemployed to meet immediate rent, food, and medical needs. At the same time, they're continuing to press for workers' rights and proper health care during the pandemic, as well as ensure access to federal stimulus money for individuals and small minority-owned businesses. | In so doing, these organizations are harkening back to their roots: people cr…

_____ (2020-07-08). How To Turn Your Non-Profit Into A Worker Co-op. popularresistance.org If people who want to start a worker-owned cooperative are currently working for a government agency — like we were working for a nonprofit that was contracting with a government agency — but even if you are working directly with a government agency and they're going to outsource your jobs to another company, you have the best expertise that anyone could have for doing your job. And if you form a worker cooperative and put in your own bid, there's nothing to stop you from doing that. And your bid will probably be the most attractive because you know the best of how much things cost, and what to expect…

_____ (2020-07-08). A Decade Of Research On The Rich-Poor Divide In Education. popularresistance.org Education inequality is not just a divide between rich and poor but also between the ultra-rich and everyone else. In 2020, a Pennsylvania State University researcher documented how the wealthiest school districts in America — the top 1 percent — fund their schools at much higher levels than everyone else and are increasing their school spending at a faster rate. The school funding gap between a top 1 percent district (mostly white suburbs) and an average-spending school district at the 50th percentile widened by 32 percent between 2000 and 2015, the study calculated. Nassau County, just outside New Y…

_____ (2020-07-08). Why The Third Quarter US Economic Rebound Will Falter. popularresistance.org All Great Recessions with an initial deep economic contraction, are typically followed by brief shallow recoveries, cut short by subsequent double dips or quarters of no growth stagnation. | That was true of the Great Recession of 2008-09, which didn't really end in June 2009 but bounced along the bottom economically for several more years. A similar trajectory will almost certainly follow today's 2020 Great Recession 2.0 now concluding its Phase One initial deep collapse. | The Phase One deep collapse is now giving way to its Phase Two and what will prove a brief and quite modest 'rebound'. But that's not a reco…

Joel Schlosberg (2020-07-08). "All the Credit He Gave Us:" Time to Drop Hamilton's Economics. counterpunch.org The June 3 premiere of Hamilton on streaming service Disney+ marked the end of a five-year wait for audiences who hadn't seen the hit musical on stage. Alexander Hamilton's rivals in Hamilton concede that he "doesn't get enough credit for all the credit he gave us." To the contrary, as Voltairine de Cleyre noted a

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). Senior managers of Interior Ministry's meeting with Jahangiri. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) — Senior managers of Ministry of Interior held a meeting with Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri and Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli on Wednesday.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). Ulyanov reacts to Bolton's remarks on Lt. Gen. Soleimani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov reacted to Bolton's remarks regarding the assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). Foreign media aiming to sour Iran-China relations: Vaezi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — Mahmoud Vaezi condemned the rumors over the Iran-china 25-Year Comprehensive Joint Cooperation Plan, noting that foreign media has started to sour the relations of the two countries.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). US plotting soft-coup to dismantle Hash Al-Sha'abi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — The representative of the Iraqi Al-Fath Coalition stated that the United States is plotting a soft coup to dismantle the Hashad al-sha'bi and create conflicts in Iraq through internal groups indiderctly.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). 'Iran 1st trade partner of Iraq among neighbors'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) — The head of the Iraqi businessmen federation in Basra, Sabih Habib al-Hashemi named Iran as the first trade partner of his country.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). Iran, Russia seeking to expand energy coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — Iranian deputies from Ministries of oil and energy held a videoconference with Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia on Wednesday.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). '28 airport projects to go operational by Mar. 2021′. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — Mohammad Reza Zahmatkeshan, an official with Iran Airports Company, said on Wednesday that by March 2021, 28 airport projects will be inaugurated in the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). Iran NOC urges UWW to modify Komeil Ghasemi's medal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — In a letter to the president of the United World Wrestling (UWW), head of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) asked for the union's serious involvement in changing the color of Komeil Ghasemi's medal at the London Olympics.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). Saudi fighter jets violate ceasefire in Al-Hudaydah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — Saudi fighters violated the ceasefire in Yemen and launched a series of attacks on Al-Hudaydah province in the past 24 hours.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). Gen. Soleimani played key role in Lebanon's victories. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — Sheikh Naim Qassem said that Martyr General Soleimani had a significant role in the victories of Lebanon and Syria against terrorist groups.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-08). 3 killed, several injured in suicide bomb blast in Kandahar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) — At least three policemen were killed and 18 others wounded in a suicide attack on Police HQ in Kandahar province in the early hours of Wednesday, according to the security source.

John W. Whitehead (2020-07-08). Tyranny Without a Tyrant: The Deep State's Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Is Working. globalresearch.ca "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 …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-08). New maths school targeting underrepresented groups to be developed by Imperial. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London is to develop a new government-backed maths school targeting underrepresented groups.

Ramona du Houx (2020-07-08). Newsom helps the failing fracking industry — a business that endangers our health. indybay.org Amid a global health pandemic, Californian residents may soon be exposed to compounding respiratory threats from the result of more fracking operations. More than 310 Elected Officials from across the state demand that Governor Newsom stop issuing fracking permits immediately.

Robert Reich (2020-07-08). Wednesday 7/8: End the War on the Poor: Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Robert Reich. indybay.org Online…

Santa Cruz News (2020-07-08). Santa Cruz Grand Jury Suggests Transitioning Juvenile Hall into a Homeless Services Center. indybay.org In it's report, "Homelessness: Big Problem, Little Progress: It's Time To Think Outside The Box," the 2019-2020 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury suggests transitioning Juvenile Hall in Felton into a, "treatment and multi-faceted supportive services center for homeless individuals". The Civil Grand Jury report cited low incarceration numbers at Juvenile Hall in Felton compared to the number of staff members required to operate the facility, and noted that decreasing youth incarceration rates across the State of California has led to other counties closing their juvenile detention centers. "The Grand Jury believe…

Michael Harris (2020-07-08). California Reparations Bill AB 3121 – Senate Process in flow… indybay.org The signs and symbols surrounding the California State Capitol are coming down and few know the reason they were put in place. Reparative Justice hidden, cloaked in secrecy and does not mention Slavery thoroughout the State of California… limited narrow focus may do additional harm… yet not sure it matters because the Black Lives "in the building" is all that matters.

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2020-07-08). Wednesday 7/8: #Repro Rundown: The Role Misogyny Has Played in the 2020 Election (NARAL). indybay.org Online via livestream @ Instagram…

_____ (2020-07-08). Tiny Ireland, Giant Canada and the Start of Avalanches. strategic-culture.org Giant avalanches sweeping all before them often start with just a few tiny pebbles tumbling down and no one at first pays any attention: The surprise victory of Ireland over Canada to be voted by the United Nations General Assembly on to the Security Council for the next year may well be such a fateful pebble to set off transformational avalanches on both sides of the Atlantic. | That thunderous impact is likely to be felt far more strongly across Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, despite his eternally boyish appearance has already led his country for six years, desperately scraping home in his most recent p…

_____ (2020-07-08). How to Take Back Control of Your Mind. strategic-culture.org "Politicians, Priests, and psychiatrists often face the same problem: how to find the most rapid and permanent means of changing a man's belief…The problem of the doctor and his nervously ill patient, and that of the religious leader who sets out to gain and hold new converts, has now become the problem of whole groups of nations, who wish not only to confirm certain political beliefs within their boundaries, but to proselytize the outside world." | — William Sargant "Battle of the Mind" | It is rather ironic that in this "age of information", we are more confused than ever… | It had been commonly though…

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…

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

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.

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,

_____ (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…

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.

Richard Eskow (2020-07-07). The War on Logic: Contradictions and Absurdities in the House's Military Spending Bill. commondreams.org Congress seems to approach military interventions as if it were building mousetraps. It makes it easy to get into them, but almost impossible to get out. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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?>

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 …

splcenter (2020-07-07). Jack Posobiec's Rise Tied to White Supremacist Movement. splcenter.org Jack Posobiec, a correspondent for One America News Network (OANN) whose work has been embraced by President Trump, collaborated for years with white supremacists, neo-fascists and antisemites, a Hatewatch investigation has determined.

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.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-07). 'Historic Victory for Working People': Seattle City Council Passes Progressive Tax on Big Business to Fund Relief. commondreams.org "Working people and our movement have to unapologetically claim victory for what we've won, because we want to spread these victories to other cities." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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.

WSWS (2020-07-07). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Farm workers in Wasco, California began picketing after finding coworkers had been infected with COVID-19 while dockworkers in Belize and Montreal staged protests over cuts.

Baum A, Schwartz MD. (2020-07-07). VA Hospital Emergency Conditions Admissions During COVID-19. jamanetwork.com To assess the effect of COVID-19 on health care, this study compares admissions data from the Veterans Affairs system for overall admissions and for 6 common emergencies immediately before and for 6 weeks during the pandemic.

Proctor RN. (2020-07-07). The Cigarette: A Political History. jamanetwork.com This Arts and Medicine feature reviews a newly published political history of the US tobacco industry, emphasizing the continuing importance of cigarette smoking to illness and death at a time when the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is perceived as the country's greatest health threat.

Gill JR, DeJoseph ME. (2020-07-07). The Importance of Proper Death Certification During the COVID-19 Pandemic. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint emphasizes the importance of accurate, detailed documentation of cause of death, underlying medical disease, and contributing comorbidities to allow public health agencies to track and manage the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic based on timely and accurate classifications.