2020-07-09: Social Media Postees

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Labor union begins struggle against COVID-19 layoffs
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-07-10
New York City On the last day possible, June 30, the City University of New York announced it was going to lay off 3,000, or more than 20 percent, of the 13,000 adjunct teaching staff, who are represented by the Professional Staff Congress, American Federation of Teachers Local 2334. The . . . | Continue reading Labor union begins struggle against COVID-19 layoffs at Workers.org
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Federal executions set to resume before Republicans convene
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2020-07-10
The federal government plans to execute four people this summer in Terre Haute, Ind., even though the condemned prisoners have not been able to meet with their attorneys for more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced the executions to take place on . . . | Continue reading Federal executions set to resume before Republicans convene at Workers.org
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What's behind the war in Libya?
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-10
The decade-long conflict in Libya following the 2011 NATO invasion is now at a critical juncture, and may spiral into a regional war if no serious measures are taken to prevent such a situation…
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Black Organizing Project gana campaña para desmantelar departamento de policía escolar
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-07-10
Por Judy Greenspan Oakland, California The Black Organizing Project (BOP), es una organización comunitaria liderada por miembros negros que trabaja por la justicia racial, social y económica a través de la organización de base y la construcción de comunidades en Oakland, California. En medio de una peligrosa pandemia, la organización, . . . | Continue reading Black Organizing Project gana campaña para desmantelar departamento de policía escolar at Workers.org
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'Historic Victory for Working People'
Andrea Germanos | zcomm.org | 2020-07-09
Seattle City Council Passes Progressive Tax on Big Business to Fund Relief…
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Russia did it Again: Chasing the Bounty Hunters
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-09
Russia did it again. This time it's paying to kill Americans. How criminal! Such things only Americans would do — Washington, the Pentagon, CIA…. Because killing and have killed is in their mindset and bloodstream. That's what criminals do: They project their own crimes onto others. The latest NYT reporting is, "It's not the Taliban …
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COVID-19 Exposes the Weakness of a Major Theory Used to Justify Capitalism
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-09
COVID-19 exposes the sham of orthodox economics. It was not profitable for capitalists to produce and stockpile adequate quantities of tests, masks, gloves, beds, etc., to be prepared for the virus. Given the costs to produce these commodities, there was no way of knowing how long they would need to be stockpiled before there would be a demand for and purchase of them. Stockpiling costs. So do monitoring stockpiles for deterioration and replacing deteriorated stocks or insuring against deterioration. There was, in short, no way to know (and thus be able to calculate) the costs in the manner fantasized by orthodox…
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From Coincidences to Coincidences, Covid and the "Boston Connexion" Serves Gilead's Remdesivir?
Xavier Azalbert | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
We bring to the attention of our readers this important article of France Soir, translated from the French (by France Soir) | Each day brings new developments in what is now commonly known as the "LancetGate". The WHO's latest flip-flop, relayed …
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Evolving Global Crisis: Medical Social Engineering and Management
Dr. T. P. Wilkinson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
There have been for some time, esp. from libertarian quarters, accusations that the COVID-19 crisis has led to a state that has been called by some "medical martial law". I believe the more accurate term and point of departure is …
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COVID-19 Cases in Africa Rising Sharply
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
Concerns are mounting across the African continent and internationally over the exponential growth in COVID-19 infections. | At the time of this writing the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC) reported a total of 508,584 cases resulting in 12,000 …
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Firm Linked to HHS' Robert Kadlec Poised to Become Exclusive Manufacture of COVID-19 Vaccines
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-09
A pharmaceutical firm with a dark history and questionable ties to serving ASPR Robert Kadlec is poised to become the exclusive manufacturer of the COVID-19 vaccines now being funded through Trump's Operation Warp Speed.
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Post-COVID Prospects Assessed
Richard Falk | zcomm.org | 2020-07-09
Are we going for more convergence or divergence? More nationalism and divisiveness or more connectedness?>…
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The "Second Wave": Politics Influences the "Science" of COVID-19. Flawed Data, Flawed Models
Josh Mitteldorf | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
Many of us are still shell-shocked by the changes in our lives that have been imposed this spring. We're reacting to each unexpected event as it comes. But to anyone who has stepped back to make sense of this web …
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Looming Eviction Crisis Will Endanger Public Health And Economic Recovery
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-09
Last week, Baltimore housing advocates held a "Truth Commission" in front of Baltimore City Hall, declaring that elected officials had failed to protect residents from a housing crisis worsened by COVID-19. The group, which included members of Fair Development Roundtable, Housing Our Neighbors, and United Workers, warned of a looming eviction catastrophe if a city moratorium on evictions is allowed to expire on July 25 as currently planned. | Community members said they were putting the housing system on trial, and highlighting how official policy had failed to protect renters and the homeless. | "We're going to…
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Bolsonaro Will Politicize His "Alleged" Coronavirus Infection to Regain Lost Popularity
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
It is only natural for many people to think Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro testing positive for COVID-19 is a karma for his insistence on minimizing the risks of the disease and a near non-existent management of the pandemic that has …
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The "Second Wave": Politics Influences the "Science" of COVID-19. Flawed Data, Flawed Models
Josh Mitteldorf | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
Many of us are still shell-shocked by the changes in our lives that have been imposed this spring. To anyone who has stepped back to make sense of this web of contradictory messages that pour out of our newsfeeds, it is clear that the government agencies and corporate news media are slanting their message toward fear.
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Aldous Huxley's Programme
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-09
There have been for some time, especially from libertarian quarters, accusations that the COVID-19 crisis has led to a state that has been called by some "medical martial law". I believe the more accurate term and point of departure is "medical social engineering and management". Martial law sounds more dramatic and seems simpler to understand. …
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Peru ranks oil production over pandemic threat and Indigenous rights
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-09
As of July 7, 10,772 people had died of COVID 19 infection in Peru, which is the 8th most severely affected country in the world. The actual toll is assumed to be far greater, especially in Peru's Amazonian region. Indigenous inhabitants there, isolated from medical care, are vulnerable both to environmental abuses at the hands …
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Release San Quentin prisoners immediately!
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-07-09
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 . . . | Continue reading Release San Quentin prisoners immediately! at Workers.org
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COVID-19 Could Kill More People Through Hunger than the Disease Itself, Warns Oxfam
Oxfam International | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
More people could die as a result of hunger linked to COVID-19 than could die from the disease, warned Oxfam in a new report published today. | The report, The Hunger Virus, reveals how an estimated 122 million more people could …
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The World Can Show How Pharma Monopolies Aren't the Only Way to Fight COVID-19
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-09
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. After making America sick again, Trump is trying to compensate for his administration's failure by buying Gilead's production for the next three months for the…
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The Latest 'Russiagate' Bombshell Took One Week To Be Exposed As Dud
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
Within just one week the recent attempt to revive 'Russiagate' has failed. It was an embarrassing failure for the media who pushed it. Their 'journalists' fell for obvious nonsense. They let their sources abuse them for political purposes. | On June 27 the New York Times and the Washington Post published stories which claimed that Trump was informed about alleged Russian bounty payments to the Taliban for killing U.S. soldiers and did nothing about it: | A Russian military spy unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to attack coalition forces in Afghanistan, including U.S. and British troops, in a strik…
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Public housing residents speak out against being scapegoated for COVID-19 spread
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-09
Anti-racism Sue BoltonIssue 1272 Australia COVID-19 Racism MelbourneJuly 9, 2020The scapegoating of poor working class and migrant communities for…
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Melbourne towers hard lockdown: How a preventable disaster became a nightmare — and how to stop it happening again
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-09
Healthcare Housing Fred FuentesIssue 1272 Australia COVID-19July 9, 2020The scale of the COVID-19 outbreak — and potential for tragedy — among 3000 residents living in nine closely-located public hous…
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Public housing residents speak out against being scapegoated for COVID-19 spread
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-09
Anti-racism Sue BoltonIssue 1272 Australia COVID-19 Racism MelbourneJuly 9, 2020The scapegoating of poor working class and migrant communities for…
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How to Stop the Next Pandemic: U.N. Report Links Outbreaks to Climate Crisis & Industrial Farming
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-09
As the unprecedented global health emergency continues to unfold, a new United Nations report says humans must lower stress on the natural environment to prevent the next pandemic. COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has a zoonotic origin, meaning it jumped from animals to humans, and the U.N. report finds that such diseases are spreading with greater frequency due to human activity, including industrial farming and the climate crisis. "Rather than focusing on the symptoms, we were looking at the causes," says Delia Grace, lead author of the report, veterinary epidemiologist at the Internationa…
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Workers at the Ministry of Justice win campaign for 'full pay sick pay'
John Ranson | thecanary.co | 2020-07-09
The Ministry of Justice has been pressured into granting cleaners, security guards and other outsourced staff full pay for any coronavirus (Covid-19) related sick leave, backdated to 1 April. | Campaign: | This victory follows a high profile campaign by United Voices of the World (UVW) over the death of Emanuel Gomes, a cleaner at the Ministry of Justice who died in April with Coronavirus symptoms. | UVW is a trade union that "supports and empowers the most vulnerable groups of precarious, low-paid and predominantly migrant workers in the UK". | In a press r…
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The number of foodbank parcels given out has skyrocketed during pandemic
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-09
The number of emergency food parcels distributed by foodbanks in the UK more than doubled between the start of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and May, providers say. | There were almost two-and-a-half times as many parcels distributed in May than in February, according to a survey of 191 foodbanks who are part of the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN). | Some 36,445 three-day packages were given out in February, rising to 90,400 in May. | 26,623 people used the participating foodbanks in February, rising to 56,023 people in May. | Comparing May 2020 with May 2019, the number of emergency food parcels distri…
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The most alarming detail in Rishi Sunak's coronavirus recovery speech yesterday
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-07-09
Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his coronavirus (Covid-19) recovery plan on 8 July. Though the media is making much of measures he outlined to 'save jobs', the most alarming detail rested in what he didn't say. Namely, the fact that the chancellor only dedicated around 5% of his speech to the climate. | Within hours of his speech, experts revealed the world is likely to hit 1.5C warming within the next five years. Clearly, the UK's…
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Elected Officials demand an end to the environmental injustices in communities of color
Ramona du Houx | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
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.
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Portuguese envoy praises Turkey's COVID-19 measures
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
The Portuguese ambassador to Turkey on Thursday expressed her satisfaction at the steps the Turkish government was taking to promote safe tourism amid the pandemic. Paula Leal Da Silva praised Turkey's safe tourism certificate program after a meeting held in the country's Mediterranean resort town of Antalya."We had the opportunity to see the measures taken at the airport with a view to ensure the necessary sanitary conditions for all the tourists who, hopefully, will soon resume their trips to Turkey," she said.Turkey issued a safety certificate to hotels and restaurants who were complying by safety measures and…
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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Worsening U.S. outbreak prompts tough actionsNew Jersey adopted a stringent coronavirus face-mask order on Wednesday, and New York City unveiled a plan to allow public school students back into classrooms for just two or three days a week, as newly confirmed U.S. COVID-19 cases soared to a daily global record.More than 47,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the two northeastern states, accounting for more than a third of the 132,000-plus Americans killed by the virus, according to a Reuters tally.New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy unveiled an ex…
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Turkey's speaker chairs Asian Parliamentary Assembly
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
"COVID-19 essentially reminded us once again that we were a big family and we had a joint destiny and future," Mustafa Sentop said.The APA gathered for the first time since the 12th APA Plenary Session held last December in Turkey's Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.Turkey will serve as the term president in 2020-2021.Sentop recalled that more than 10 million people were infected with COVID-19 and the death toll from the pandemic rose to more than 500,000."We have experienced a common trouble and pain, and continue to experience it. So we should relieve it and find the solution together," he said.Sentop also n…
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Iran reports record deaths due to coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Iran on Thursday confirmed 221 more fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 12,305.A further of 2,079 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 250,458, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.A total of 212,176 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 3,324 patients remain in critical condition, the official said.The pandemic has claimed over 550,000 lives worldwide, while recoveries exceeded 6.6 million, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Total confirmed cases topped 12 m…
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The Heat: COVID-19 surges in United States and Brazil
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-07-09
The United States and Brazil lead the world with the highest number of coronavirus cases. The U.S. now topping three million infections — just what's behind the surge?
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Wednesday 7/15: LaborFest 2020: US Public Health System, COVID, Racism & Capitalism
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
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World Leaders Meet to Tackle COVID Debt and Development Crises
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
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.
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2020 LaborFest Art Gallery Focusing On Covid-19
LaborFest.net | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
LaborFest Art Gallery on Covid-19 and working people.
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The World Can Show How Pharma Monopolies Aren't the Only Way to Fight COVID-19
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-09
Prabir PURKAYASTHA | 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. After making America sick again, Trump is trying to compensate for his administration's failure by buying Gilead's production for the next three months for the U.S., leaving nothing for the rest of the world. | This makes it all the more urgent for India and other countries that featured prominently in previous drug license…
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Selected Articles: Flawed COVID-19 Data, Lockdown and Its Global Impacts
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a donation or becoming a member. Your …
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Why the Bill Gates global health empire promises more empire and less public health
Michele Greenstein | thegrayzone.com | 2020-07-09
Behind a veil of corporate media PR, the Gates Foundation has served as a vehicle for Western capital while exploiting…
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Meet the Venezuelan coup regime's 'UK ambassador,' a pampered US heiress who threatens journalists
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-07-09
Juan Guaidó's UK representative, a jet-setting US socialite named Vanessa Neumann, has threatened journalists with FBI investigations for reporting on…
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Biden's vision for Venezuela is virtually indistinguishable from Trump's
Leonardo Flores | thegrayzone.com | 2020-07-09
A recent Biden campaign event demonstrated that when it comes to Venezuela, policies of regime change, sanctions and a refusal…
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The Long Goodbye to Organized Religion
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-09
It was the notice of an online meeting of a local chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace that made me think of my long and troubled relationship with organized religion. I grew up during a time in the 1950s and 1960s when membership in a temple or synagogue was a given for most Jews. And…
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Guaido representative threatens FBI investigation into journalists exposing her dealings
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-07-09
Juan Guaido's UK "ambassador" claims that she is working with the FBI in an investigation exposing a "transnational criminal network" of journalists and outlets, including Venezuelanalysis.
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UK Commits 'Highway Robbery' of Venezuelan Gold, Says Academic
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
When it comes to Venezuela, Britain is suffering from split personality disorder. While the UK Foreign Office reportedly maintains 'full, normal and reciprocal diplomatic relations' with legitimately elected President Maduro's government, and with Maduro's UK ambassador, the British government has …
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On Israel's Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank is Already Annexed
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-09
Wednesday, July 1, was meant to be the day on which the Israeli government officially annexed 30% of the occupied Palestinian West Bank and the Jordan Valley. This date, however, came and went and annexation was never actualized. "I don't know if there will be a declaration of sovereignty today," said Israeli Foreign Minister, Gabi …
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Economic Justice Rally Pushes For City Level Reparations
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
St. Paul, MN — After weeks of intense protests following the murder of George Floyd by police, Minnesota organizers are pushing legislative changes to bring forth justice for the Black community. One of those items is a bill that would distribute reparations for descendants of slaves in Minnesota's capital city of Saint Paul. The St. Paul Recovery Act, spearheaded by Minnesota Green Party spokesman Trahern Crews and Ward 7 city councilor Jane Prince, is what the pair call "economic justice". The Recovery Act was created out of H.R. 40 which was passed in 2019 by Congress and commissioned research on discrim…
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Columbus and the Beginning of the American Way of Life
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-09
As a Marxist agitator and lowlife who wants to, as Trump puts it in a recent teleprompted fascist address, "tear down our statues, erase our history, and indoctrinate our children" I feel obliged to make some remarks–to all the impressionable children of the world–about the moron president's ringingly stupid statement last week under Mt. Rushmore: …
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The U.S. and UK are a wrecking ball crew against the pillars of internationalism
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-07-09
In both the case of the sanctions against the ICC and the theft of Venezuela's gold, the United States and the UK demonstrate their disregard for international institutions and for international law.
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The U.S. and UK Are a Wrecking Ball Crew Against the Pillars of Internationalism
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-07-09
In both the case of the sanctions against the ICC and the theft of Venezuela's gold, the United States and the UK demonstrate their disregard for international institutions and for international law…
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Video: Turkish Proxies Create Chaos in Northeastern Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
Chaos is spreading through the Turkish-occupied part of northern Syria. | Late on July 7, a car bomb explosion rocked the town of Tell Abyad killing at least seven people. Pro-Turkish sources immediately accused the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) of …
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Alternative "Declaration of Independence Day" on July 4
CEWPAPH | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
On the fourth of July, a CodePink caravan declared independence from racism, war, and climate devastation – all interconnecting systems of death. | Top Photo: Demonstrators use stencils to paint a message on the street in front of Nancy Pelosi's Pacific Heights Home. It reads, Pelosi Defund War $.
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US Policy Toward China Wrecking Bilateral Relations
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
Both right wings of the US one-party state are of a single mind in wanting China's economic, industrial, technological, and military advancement undermined. | Obama's near-decade ago prioritization of asserting Washington's Asia/Pacific presence was and remains key Dem and GOP policy….
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UK Complicity with Saudi War Crimes in Yemen
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
Britain operates as a US imperial project junior partner — allied with its preemptive wars against nonbelligerent nations threatening no one. | Both countries operate by a do what we say, not as we do standard. | While their lofty language expresses …
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Racism in America: Police Choke-hold is Not the Issue
Ahrar Ahmad | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-09
While the abject inhumanity of slavery may have been legally mitigated to some extent, the institutions, practices and values of exclusion, exploitation and devaluation were not. Constitutional guarantees, and Supreme Court decisions, could be cleverly subverted by States. For example, Black people were denied the right to vote through poll taxes, arbitrary registration requirements, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, white primaries and so on. In 1940, 70 years after they had received the right to vote, only 3% of Blacks in the South were registered as voters. Less overt voter suppression efforts continue to t…
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Racism in America: Police Choke-Holds Are Not the Issue
Ahrar Ahmad | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-09
While the abject inhumanity of slavery may have been legally mitigated to some extent, the institutions, practices and values of exclusion, exploitation and devaluation were not. Constitutional guarantees, and Supreme Court decisions, could be cleverly subverted by States. For example, Black people were denied the right to vote through poll taxes, arbitrary registration requirements, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, white primaries and so on. In 1940, 70 years after they had received the right to vote, only 3% of Blacks in the South were registered as voters. Less overt voter suppression efforts continue to t…
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SCOTUS decides 5-4 win for abortion rights
Sue Davis | workers.org | 2020-07-09
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 . . . | Continue reading SCOTUS decides 5-4 win for abortion rights at Workers.org
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Supreme Court rules today: Trump is not above the law!
Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-09
President Trump took to Twitter in a rant today after the Supreme Court, in two 7-2 decisions. said the president is not entitled to immunity from congressional and grand jury subpoenas for his tax and financial information. In his rant, Trump called the rulings rejecting his claims that he is essentially above the law "unfair." …
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Viagra? Yes. Birth Control? No. SCOTUS Sides with Trump & Limits Free Contraception Under Obamacare
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-09
The Supreme Court dealt a major blow to reproductive rights when it sided with the Trump administration in letting employers deny people access to free birth control based on religious or moral grounds, hollowing out a mandate under the Affordable Care Act that requires most private health insurance plans to provide cost-free birth control. "It's a really deeply disappointing ruling," says Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center. "These individuals are effectively on their own to find and pay for their contraception."
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Supreme Court Rejects Effort To Greenlight Keystone XL Construction
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
The Supreme Court late Monday upheld a federal judge's rejection of a crucial permit for Keystone XL and blocked the Trump administration's attempt to greenlight construction of the 1,200-mile crude oil project, the third such blow to the fossil fuel industry in a day–coming just hours after the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the court-ordered shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline. | While the ruling was not a total victory for the climate–the high court said other pipeline projects can proceed as environmental reviews are conducted–green groups applauded the delay of Keystone…
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Manhattan next? US Supreme Court opens Pandora's box with ruling that half of Oklahoma is 'Indian country'
rt.com | 2020-07-09
While critics of US President Donald Trump gloated over the Supreme Court ruling in the matter of his taxes, another verdict returning much of Oklahoma to the Creek Nation has far bigger implications for the country down the line. | "On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a promise," Justice Neil Gorsuch — a Trump appointee presumed to be a conservative textualist — declared at the start of the majority opinion in McGirt v. Oklahoma, referring to the removal of Native Americans that began in 1831.
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Kavanaugh & Gorsuch rule against Trump in Supreme Court tax returns case
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Trump's hotly-pursued tax returns may see the light of day, after the Supreme Court ruled that his financial records can be handed over to a New York grand jury in a decision supported by three conservative justices. | In a 7-2 ruling, the court found that a subpoena issued to Trump's accounting firm, Mazars LLP, can be enforced, and dismissed Trump's lawyers' argument that he is immune from criminal proceedings. The request was part of a criminal investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, and years of Trump's tax returns will now have to be turned over to a grand jury. | Justices Neil Gorsuch a…
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"Pinning Down Putin" Biden, the Democrats and the Next War
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-09
The latest Foreign Affairs features a piece by former Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, "Pinning Down Putin: How a Confidant America Should Deal With Russia." A protege of former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton, she is a notorious "liberal interventionist," married to neocon pundit Robert Kagan. She is perhaps best known…
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PDF of July 9 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-07-09
Download the 12-page PDF. End police brutality with union solidarity Who killed Vanessa Guillén? Empire's Mount Rushmore: Trump's trash talk; Indigenous blockade delays rally. Anti-racist actions; Boston offs Columbus. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS: Feds resume executions; FIRE on fire for BLM; Open San Quentin! Free Mumia! WORLD: Syria; Palestine. Download . . . | Continue reading PDF of July 9 issue at Workers.org
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Strange Slow Dance Between Israel And The Gulf States, Despite Annexation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-09
UAE ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba wrote an article promising normalization on the condition that Israel does not annex parts of the West Bank. Jamal Juma' of Stop The Wall pushed back with an opinion piece in Middle East Eye exposing the reality of Israeli apartheid.
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Israel Annexation Plan: Jordan's Existential Threat
Emile Badarin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
More than any other Arab state, Jordan's past, present and future are inextricably linked to the question of Palestine. Jordan's emergence is an outcome of British imperialism, which imposed the infamous Balfour Declaration and the Zionist settler-colonial project on the …
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Belgian Princess Condemns Her Family's Brutal Colonial History in Congo & Calls for Reparations
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-09
Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S. have sparked a reckoning about racism and colonialism across the world, including in Belgium, where a growing movement is demanding the country address systemic racism and make amends for its violent colonial legacy. King Philippe issued an unprecedented statement "expressing regret" for Belgium's brutal colonial rule in Congo under Leopold II, who ran the country as his personal fiefdom and under whose command millions of Congolese were enslaved and killed. "It's an erased history," says Belgo-Congolese journalist and activist Gia Abrassart. We also speak with Princess Esm…
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Meet the Venezuelan Coup Regime's 'UK Ambassador,' a Pampered U.S. Heiress Who Threatens Journalists
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-09
Juan Guaidó's UK representative, a jet-setting US socialite named Vanessa Neumann, has threatened journalists with FBI investigations for reporting on her unhinged behavior. The coup-plotting heiress made her name spinning out conspiracies at neoconservative think tanks. | Ben NORTON | Since the United States initiated a coup attempt against Venezuela's elected, internationally recognized government in January 2019, the gang of far-right opposition activists the Donald Trump administration recognized as the country's unelected representatives have racked up a series of embarrassing scandals. | Top aides of the
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The Global Reset — Unplugged. "The Deep State"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
Imagine, you are living in a world that you are told is a democracy — and you may even believe it — but in fact your life and fate is in the hands of a few ultra-rich, ultra-powerful and ultra-inhuman oligarchs. They may be called Deep State, or simply the Beast, …
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Trump Is Trying to Hide US and Israeli War Crimes by Attacking the International Criminal Court
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
A war crimes complaint has been filed against Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump adviser Jared Kushner in the International Criminal Court (ICC). It is now up to the ICC's Office of the Prosecutor to decide whether …
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As Long As Mass Media Propaganda Exists, Democracy Is A Sham
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-09
"A majority of Americans believe that Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last year amid negotiations to end the war, and more than half want to respond with new economic sanctions against Moscow, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday," Reuters reports. | "Overall, 60% of Americans said they found reports of Russian bounties on American soldiers to be 'very' or 'somewhat' believable, while 21% said they were not credible and the rest were unsure," says Reut…
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Revolution and proletarian democracy
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2020-07-09
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 . . . | Continue reading Revolution and proletarian democracy at Workers.org
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CoronaShock and socialism
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2020-07-09
CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient.
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The Impact Of The Economic War On Venezuela
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
It would be impossible to count each and every one of the ways in which the war on Venezuela declared by imperialism has harmed the country. The aggressions that we, the Venezuelans, have experienced since 1999 have been not only economic; they have been psychological as well. There is no way to measure the consequences of the hate planted by the anti-democratic opposition, with its anti-socialist propaganda; it has extended to the point of burning people alive for being Chavistas. The outrage felt by the Venezuelan people when they see those who have sold out their native land while calling themselves Venezuelan…
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Thursday 7/16: Organizing Meeting: Stop Police Violence — Slash the SFPD Budget
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
This meeting will be held on Zoom. | Register at bit.ly/Slash-SFPD-Budget…
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VenezolanosConBiden and MAGAzuela: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Leonardo Flores | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-09
The Biden campaign held an online event on Wednesday, July 8 pitched as the former Vice President's "vision for Venezuela and Venezuelans in the U.S." Spoiler alert: his vision for Venezuela barely differs from President Trump. This event, which didn't merit an appearance from Biden himself, was aimed at getting Venezuelan-Americans to volunteer for "Uncle Joe," as Representative Darren Soto (D-Fl) called him. It was an hour and a half of shilling for votes and influence, and it demonstrated that when it comes to Venezuela, policies of regime change, sanctions and a refusal to engage in dialogue unite Venezolanos…
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'Israeli annexation plan formalises the system of apartheid'
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
Palestinian lawyer and activist Diana Buttu talks about what the Israeli administration may have in mind about implementing the annexation plans, the impact of this on the two-state theory, the future of Palestinian Authority, and…
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Activist charged for pasting Governor Macquarie's words on his statue
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-09
Indigenous Jim McIlroyIssue 1272 Australia Governor Lachlan Macquarie statue colonialism SydneyJuly 9, 2020Long-time hum…
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Peace network: Increase in military expenditure 'unjustified and destabilising'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-09
Imperialism & war Vince ScappaturaIssue 1272 Australia Australian Defence Forces Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)July 9, 2020The fe…
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Pompeo says US continuing to work to establish dialogue with North Korea
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that Washington is continuing to work to establish dialogue with North Korea and is very hopeful the conversation can continue, though he declined to comment on timing or specifics."We continue to work to establish dialogue and have substantive conversations about how we might deliver this really good outcome, this outcome of delivering peace and stability to the entire peninsula," Pompeo told reporters following U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun's three days of talks in Seoul.
yenisafak.com/en/world/pompeo-says-us-co…

We know how to keep the peace, says Serbian president
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Serbia's president on Thursday attested that his government would be able to maintain peace and stability in the country amid a second day of violent protests.In a video message recorded while en route to Paris, Aleksandar Vucic likened Wednesday's riots in the northern city of Novi Sad to an incursion of fascist units into the city in 1941. Vucic urged people in Novi Sad and the rest of the country to avoid confronting the "thugs.""We, as the state, will do that. We will work and we will win. We will preserve peace for our country. Surrender was never an option," Vucic said."I am now flying to Paris to fight for…
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Protesters say: 'Free Mumia!' in Philadelphia on July 4
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2020-07-09
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 . . . | Continue reading Protesters say: 'Free Mumia!' in Philadelphia on July 4 at Workers.org
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Movements in the US continue on the streets in demand of structural changes
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
Protesters across the US have remained on the streets for over a month to demand justice for victims of police brutality and immediate structural changes to the capitalist racist system…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/09/movements…

Greeks protest proposed wind farms in the Agrafa mountains
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
Despite the Agrafa mountains being home to several places of historical and environmental importance, the Greek government has planned to open up the region to business interests…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/09/greeks-pr…

Racism, capitalism and rebellion
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-09
I want to start by acknowledging the significance of what has happened in the last ten days. We're now in the midst of what we can definitively say is the biggest wave of mass protests in the United States since the 1960's…
mronline.org/2020/07/09/racism-capitalis…

Facebook and Its Big Tech Cronies Are Upgrading Their Anti-Union Tools
John Logan | zcomm.org | 2020-07-09
If workers continue to organize, it's possible that Big Tech's big brother surveillance tools may not be sufficient to quell these collective voices of protest…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/facebook-and-its-b…

Protest and Survive!
Gregg Gonsalves, The Nation | thenation.com | 2020-07-09
Protest and Survive!
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Economic crisis in Lebanon is politic at its core: Experts
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
The ongoing crisis in Lebanon is not economic as it seems but rather political from the outset, which hinders carrying out serious and swift reforms to ease woes of people, according to Lebanese political experts.The economy has been devastated even after the incumbent Cabinet led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab was formed in late January following the departure of Saad Hariri government in October because of unprecedented anti-government protests over an economic crisis, that was described as the worst since the 1975-1990 civil war.Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Lebanese people continue taking to the street…
yenisafak.com/en/world/economic-crisis-i…

UN sends 71 truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
The UN on Thursday sent 71 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict in the country.The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib province through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's south.The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-sends-71-truck…

Rally Protests Anti-Racist Teacher's Suspension
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
Milton, MA – 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. | Jarrett, who has taught for 18 years, used the last line of the poem "Allowables" by Nikki Giovanni as a metaphor for racism. The line reads: "I don't think I'm allowed to kill something because I am afraid." | Jarrett explained that killing out of fear leads to systemic racism and…
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Saturday 7/11: Justice for Sean Monterrosa Protest and March
Vessels of Vallejo | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
Vallejo City Hall | 555 Santa Clara St. | Vallejo, CA 94590…
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VenezolanosConBiden and MAGAzuela: Two sides of the same coin
Leonardo Flores | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
Leonardo Flores discusses how Venezuela plays into the upcoming elections in the US and highlights how there is little difference between Trump and Biden on the Bolivarian Republic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/09/venezolan…

Portuguese communists slam government's supplementary budget
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
The Portuguese Communist Party said the proposals in the EUR 4.3 billion supplementary budget only favored big business with no significant provisions for workers and micro and small entrepreneurs…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/09/portugues…

Cold War with China and the Thucydides Trap: a Conversation with Richard Falk
Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-09
Should there be a Second Cold War an alleged US concern for human rights would indeed become another ongoing tool of propaganda. In this interview, International Relations scholar Richard Falk breaks down the grave dangers and prospects for a New Cold with China. Falk worries that tensions and rivalries both regionally and economically could result…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/09/cold-war-wit…

As coronavirus rages official jobless numbers near 33 million
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-09
WASHINGTON–The official number of unemployed people neared 33 million in the week ending in the real Independence Day, July 4, as 1,399,699 million more jobless workers sought state benefits and 850,461 asked for federal-only $600 weekly jobless checks. And in the week ending June 20, one of every four Puerto Ricans was jobless, as were …
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Shrink-Wrapped: Plastic Pollution and the Greatest Economic System Jesus Ever Devised
Daniel Beaumont | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-09
When exactly I began putting plastic items in a special tub for recycling I don't remember. Probably in the 1980s when I moved to Princeton. Then my wife and I separated plastic items, tin cans and newspapers from the regular garbage and put them in a special can to be recycled. Then too certain plastic…
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Ecuador's foreign minister José Valencia resigns
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
On the afternoon of July 8, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, José Valencia, resigned from his position. Through a virtual press conference, Valencia, who had been in office for two years, explained that he presented his resignation "due to an entirely personal reason." | "I have the feeling, the perception, that I have already fulfilled the task that I had to carry out as the head of the Foreign Ministry," said Valencia in the conference. | Valencia was the second foreign minister of President Lenín Moreno's government so far. He was appointed in June 2018, after the resignation of María Fernanda Espin…
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Washington's War on Huawei Continues
Ulson Gunnar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
For Washington, Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei presents a nearly unsolvable problem. We can draw this conclusion by looking at how the US has chosen to compete, or rather, what it is substituting instead for what should be competition. | CNET in …
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Video Documentary on Nicaragua, Events of April 2018: Lies Through Omission and Lack of Evidence. Was It A False Flag?
Nicaraguan civil society | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
From Nicaraguan civil society and from members of North American and European Networks in solidarity with Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution | IACHR President: Sr. Joel Hernández García | IACHR First Vice-President: Sra. Antonia Urrejola Noguera | IACHR Second Vice-President: Sra. Flávia Piovesan | GIEI members: …
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How 36 Reporters Brought Us the Twin Towers' Explosive Demolition on 9/11
Ted Walter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
Editor's Note: As of the publication of this article, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is awaiting a decision from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding the request for correction that AE911Truth and ten family members of …
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Open Letter to the President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and to the IACHR Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts on Nicaragua, the Argentinian Team of Forensic Anthropology and SITU Research of New York
Nicaraguan civil society | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
IACHR President: Sr. Joel Hernández García | IACHR First Vice-President: Sra. Antonia Urrejola Noguera | IACHR Second Vice-President: Sra. Flávia Piovesan | GIEI members: Sr. Amerigo Incalcaterra, Sra. Sofía Macher, Sr. Pablo Parenti and Sra. Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey | EAAF: Sra. Mercedes …
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The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team and Nicaragua — Science or Injustice?
Jorge Capelan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, EAAF1, created in the mid-1980s, is a very prestigious human rights organization in Argentina and Latin America2 for, among other things, having found the mortal remains of the founder of the Mothers …
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The UN Has Found that the US Killing of Qassem Soleimani Broke International Law. It's Right, but Nothing Will Happen as a Result
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
For America, international law has no meaning. In Washington's view, it applies to other countries, but not to them. Sadly, this well-reasoned UN declaration is simply an exercise in frustration and irrelevance. | On paper, it sounds very copesetic: "… a | …
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On UTA administration's inaction to ICE and the international student deportation
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-09
Arlington, TX – As an international student, I am frankly disillusioned at the silence of the University of Texas Arlington (UTA) administration as they failed to address the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) plan for the deportation of international students if they enroll in an online classes in the upcoming fall semester. As of yet no email has arrived from the acting provost's office to either calm international students or provide them with any sort of protections to assure their safety against these federal mandates. | There are 4887 international students at UTA presently out of a…
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#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In The Medical Field
Randi Abramson | zcomm.org | 2020-07-09
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…
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Talks with North Korea figure prominently in US envoy's visit to Seoul
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
While the US has repeatedly attempted to downplay the significance of talks with North Korea, US envoy Stephen Biegun said on the day of his arrival to Seoul that the Trump administration is "open" to talks with the North…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/09/talks-wit…

Deadly new sanctions on Syria
| workers.org | 2020-07-09
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 . . . | Continue reading Deadly new sanctions on Syria at Workers.org
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Who killed Vanessa Guillén? Women of color devalued under capitalism
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2020-07-09
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 . . . | Continue reading Who killed Vanessa Guillén? Women of color devalued under capitalism at Workers.org
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Facebook: "serious setbacks for civil rights"
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-09
The Verge reports: A team of civil rights auditors has delivered a scathing and unexpected indictment of Facebook's recent moderation choices after a two-year examination of the platform's practices and internal policies. "While the audit process has been meaningful and has led to some significant improvements in the platform," the report reads, "we have also …
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Chicago school votes to kick out police officers
Elias Decker, Northside College Prep, Class of 2018 | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-09
"Police in schools for some are a reminder of a larger force off-campus that threatens and intimidates certain races and ethnicities…"
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Neoliberal Psychological Romanticism: From the Primal Scream to the Collective Unconscious Part II
Bruce Lerro | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-09
Orientation In Part I of this article, I begin by grounding neoliberal psychology in the political and economic reality of neoliberalism between 1970 to 2020. First, we discussed the historical origins of neoliberalism, and then its economic exploitation, mystification and ideological use to control people. I briefly discussed the realities of the practice of neoliberal …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/neoliberal-ps…

Delhi University students and faculty oppose implementation of online exam system
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
The University Grants Commission, which regulates higher education in India, and the government have declared that online end-term exams in Delhi University should be conducted by September. Students and faculty have opposed this…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/09/delhi-uni…

What systemic really means
Serge Halimi | zcomm.org | 2020-07-09
Here is the core of the system: 'white privilege' means the power of money…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/what-systemic-real…

Our Toddler in Chief
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2020-07-09
Trump Rules by Temper Tantrums and Bullying…
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Stir Crazy! Episode #64: Get On Board Or Get Out The Way
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-09
On today's show: Sociologist Taure Brown, YDSA Co-Chair Amelia Blair-Smith, and Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies Khury Peterson-Smith. Hosted by Kim Brown.
therealnews.com/stories/stir-crazy-episo…

TRS Radio Network Member Arrested in Virginia for Stickers Linking to Hate Site
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-07-09
Police in Norfolk, Virginia, have arrested a man affiliated with The Right Stuff (TRS) podcast network, a white nationalist hate group and propaganda organ.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/07/09/trs-r…

'Strike for Black Lives': Planned July 20 walkout unites BLM and unions
Aaron Morrison | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-09
NEW YORK (AP)–A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. Dubbed the "Strike for Black Lives," tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home, and airport workers …
peoplesworld.org/article/strike-for-blac…

Two months of gains, but a huge jobs deficit remains, and deepening pain is on the horizon
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-09
Today's jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows two months in a row of payroll employment gains, an increase in jobs of 4.8 million in June on top of 2.7 million in May. But, because so many jobs were lost in March and April, we are still 14.7 million jobs below where we …
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Freedom Rider: The police defunding con game
Margaret Kimberley | mronline.org | 2020-07-09
Cutting police budgets without establishing public control over their behavior doesn't solve the problem, and invites politicians to shuffle budget numbers around like a three-card monte swindle.
mronline.org/2020/07/09/freedom-rider-th…

Black players demonstrate at Major League Soccer tourney
Anne M. Peterson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-09
(AP)–Now that Major League Soccer has re-started, a group of Black Major League Soccer players is using the moment to call attention to systemic racism across sports and society. Black Players for Change was formerly the Black Players Coalition of MLS but changed its name this week while joining forces with the Players Coalition, the …
peoplesworld.org/article/black-players-d…

U.S. claims religious repression underway in Vietnam, but where's the evidence?
Amiad Horowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-09
Recently, the U.S. Department of State issued a report in which they claimed that religious freedom is being suppressed in Vietnam. The Vietnamese government is of course capable of speaking for itself and responding to this defamation. However, I think that Americans also have a responsibility to speak out against baseless claims made by our …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-claims-reli…

Reply to the letter by Philippe, King of the Belgians, about Belgium's responsibility in the exploitation of the Congolese people
Éric Toussaint | mronline.org | 2020-07-09
On 30 June 2020, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the former Belgian Congo's independence, the news went viral over the planet: Philippe, King of the Belgians, had conveyed regrets for the colonial past, and particularly for the time when Leopold II owned the Congo as a personal possession (1885-1908), to the Congolese …
mronline.org/2020/07/09/reply-to-the-let…

UN investigator's report condemns US drone strike targeting Qassem Soleimani
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
The report by Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, is due to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/09/un-invest…

Denton, Tx. organizers demand justice for Darius Tarver and defund the police
Cooper Feste | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-09
Killed Jan. 21, Darius Tarver's name has come back into conversation with the mass uprising taking place across the country.
liberationnews.org/denton-tx-demands-jus…

Beyond Depravity, Another World
Michael Albert | zcomm.org | 2020-07-09
How ironic it is to write an ode to participation and collectivity while hunkering down behind voluntarily closed doors enduring voluntarily welcomed isolation. Stupid hypocrisy? Marvelous victory? Maybe both. So it goes.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/beyond-depravity-a…

Unions win better terms for South African Airways workers
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
A new agreement between unions and the South African government will see the ailing airline retain 2,000 jobs and offer better terms in the voluntary severance package…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/09/unions-wi…

UK to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite concerns on Yemen
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-09
The UK has supplied Saudi Arabia with at least 5.3 million British pounds worth of arms and ammunition since March 2015, when the Saudi-led coalition decided to militarily intervene in Yemen…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/09/uk-to-res…

Trumka rips Senate GOP and its leader, McConnell
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-09
WASHINGTON–AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has had it up to here with the U.S. Senate's ruling Republicans and specifically with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Listing the three big crises facing the country, Trumka wants the GOP majority to get off its butt and help the nation's workers. "Numbers of coronavirus infections are rising across large …
peoplesworld.org/article/trumka-rips-sen…

Corrupt Pelosi & Here Wealthy Husband Get PPP-Nancy Pelosi's husband among lawmaker-linked
repost | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
Corrupt Nancy Pelosi's wealthy husband received PPP loan funds.
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Shrink Wall Street to Guarantee Good Jobs
Sarah Anderson | zcomm.org | 2020-07-09
A new House proposal would ensure that all Americans in hard-hit areas could have a job. A tax on Wall Street windfalls would pay for it…
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India records almost 25,000 new coronavirus cases
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-09
India has reported nearly 25,000 new coronavirus infections as the disease continues to spread through the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people.The virus is showing no signs of slowing in the worst-affected countries — the United States, Brazil and India.The three nations account for more than 60% of new cases, according to recent tallies from Johns Hopkins University.The US reported nearly 59,000 new daily cases, just short of the record 60,000 cases set a day earlier, as president Donald Trump insisted that schools reopen in the autumn.President Donald Trump said schools should reopen in the autumn (Evan Vu…
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South African province prepares graves as coronavirus hits 'full speed'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-09
The coronavirus pandemic in Africa is reaching "full speed" and it is good to prepare for the worst-case scenario, the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has said.It comes after a South African official said a single province is preparing 1.5m graves.The number of confirmed virus cases across Africa surpassed the half-million milestone on 8 July, with more than 12,000 deaths.With testing levels low, the real numbers are unknown.South Africa has the most confirmed cases with more than 224,000. | For the first time, Gauteng province — home to Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria — h…
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Coronavirus puts more strain on NHS waiting lists
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-09
The number of people waiting longer than 18 weeks for hospital treatment in England is now almost 1.45 million. That's the highest figure since December 2007. It's also more than double the number in May 2019. | Data from NHS England shows 1,448,357 people had to wait more than 18 weeks to start hospital treatment in May this year. People face long waits for cancer treatment to start, while hundreds of thousands are waiting for scans. | Records for May show that just 62.2% of people waiting to be seen got their appointment within 18 weeks. The target is 95%. Meanwhile the number of people waiting more than a year…
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Grenfell Tower fire engineer claims alleged conversation approving cladding 'did not take place'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-09
An apparent telephone conversation during which a senior fire consultant allegedly approved the flammable materials used on Grenfell Tower "didn't take place", the inquiry into the disaster has heard.Terry Ashton was said to have provided "fairly emphatic confirmation" in September 2014 that it was acceptable to encase the block in aluminium composite material (ACM) and combustible Celotex insulation, according to the oral evidence of architect Neil Crawford of project architects Studio E.But Ashton, of fire engineering firm Exova, said the call "didn't take place as far as I was concerned" and said he only learn…
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What It Means When You Wear a Mask–and When You Refuse To
Rhea Boyd | thenation.com | 2020-07-09
What It Means When You Wear a Mask–and When You Refuse To…
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Not Catharsis but Vengeance: The Startling Fiction of Fernanda Melchor
Lucas Iberico Lozada | thenation.com | 2020-07-09
Not Catharsis but Vengeance: The Startling Fiction of Fernanda Melchor…
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Facebook Fuels Its Users' Ignorance With Lies
Eric Alterman | thenation.com | 2020-07-09
Facebook Fuels Its Users' Ignorance With Lies…
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Iran denies US seizure of Iranian arms on way to Houthis in Yemen
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Iran on Thursday denied that U.S. forces had seized a boat carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen, saying the charge was aimed at extending a U.N. arms embargo on Tehran.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Washington on Wednesday that U.S. and unidentified allied forces had interdicted a vessel off Yemen's coast on June 28 that was carrying Iranian arms to the Houthis."Lying, accusations and spreading hatred are key elements of America's foreign policy, especially in the current regime," Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said, quoted by state television. "Pompeo's remarks stem fr…
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Turkey, Latvia agree to boost mutual trade, investment
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Turkey and Latvia on Thursday agreed to boost bilateral trade and investment ties, according to the Turkish trade minister.After holding the First Term Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) virtual meeting with her Latvian counterpart Janis Vitenbergs, Ruhsar Pekcan said the officials addressed steps to reach a bilateral trade volume target of $1 billion.The second JETCO meeting is planned to be held next week in Turkey, Pekcan noted.Pointing to the current bilateral trade volume of $293 million, Pekcan said: "We identified the sectors where we can increase cooperation and bilateral trade and investment area…
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China against full confrontation with US, says minister
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
China does not want a full confrontation with the US and seeks a bilateral relationship based on mutual respect and cooperation, the country's top diplomat said on Thursday.Addressing the China-US Think Tanks Media Forum, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing and Washington's relations are "faced with the most severe challenge since the establishment of diplomatic ties," state-run daily Global Times reported.He said certain quarters in the US were trying "to portray China as an adversary, and even an enemy.""I'd like to stress here again that China never intends to challenge or replace the US, or have full confro…
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Turkey provides medical support to Bangladesh hospitals
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Turkey's state-run aid body provided on Thursday medical supplies to hospitals in Bangladesh to help the South Asian country tackle the coronavirus outbreak.The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said it donated two medical ventilators, 1,000 protective overalls, 1,000 N95 masks and 5,000 surgical masks to two hospitals in Chittagong, the country's second largest city.Salahuddin Kasem Khan, Turkey's honorary consul in Chittagong, said Turkey has stood by Bangladesh and helped Bangladeshis for a long time.Brig. Gen. Humayun Kabir, director of Chittagong State Hospital, thanked Turkey for its suppor…
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Pakistan slams 'mischievous' rumors of official's death
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Pakistan on Thursday denounced "mischievous" attempts to change the Wikipedia page of its top diplomat to say he had died a day after testing positive for the novel coronavirus."We strongly condemn attempts by mischievous elements to hack Wikipedia page of FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi spread rumours on social media about his health well-being," tweeted Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Aisha Farooqui, underlining that Qureshi was quickly recovering from the virus.The ministry posted the screenshot of the edited version of Qureshi's page reading that he died on July 4.On July 3, Qureshi tested positive for the coronavirus a…
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Coronavirus fatalities rise in Oman, Libya
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
The coronavirus pandemic on Thursday claimed three more lives in Oman and one in Libya.Oman's Health Ministry said the nationwide death toll has risen to 236, while the tally of infections is at 51,725 with over 1,500 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.Libyan health authorities reported 86 new infections over the past day, the highest single-day rise since the start of the outbreak.With the new figure, the tally of cases in Libya has reached 1,268. The death toll is at 36, with 306 recoveries.In Morocco, the Health Ministry reported 178 more cases, bringing the count to 14,949. The country's death toll is 242 an…
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Turkey neutralizes PKK terrorist in N. Iraq operation
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Turkish security forces neutralized a PKK terrorist, and seized a large amount of arms and ammunition as part of an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Thursday.The seized items included an AK-47 rifle, RPG-7 rocket launcher, 160 5.56 mm Kalashnikov ammunition, handmade and IED explosives, anti-tank rocket ammunition, ammonium nitrate and 60mm mortars, among others.The action was part of Operation Claw-Tiger, which was launched last month to ensure the safety of Turkish people, and the country's borders by neutralizing the threat of PKK and other terrorist groups in the…
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Fashion giant apologizes for selling Muslim prayer mats with Kaaba motif as 'Greek carpets'
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Online fashion retailer Shein has issued a public apology after facing fierce backlash for selling Muslim prayer mats as a home decorative item on its official site, despite many of the rugs bearing motifs of Islamic holy sites.The fast-fashion retailer came under fire after its products caught the eye of a journalism student from the University of Salford, Khadija Rizvi, who posted now-viral screenshots of the mats on social media. Many of the Muslim mats, which were advertised as "frilled Greek carpets," bore motifs of mosques and the Ka'aba, which is considered the most sacred Islamic site by Muslims around th…
yenisafak.com/en/technology/fashion-gian…

Libya's mufti hails cooperation with Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Sadiq al-Ghariani said during a TV program that all civil organizations in Libya should organize mass demonstrations, adding that the residents of the capital, Tripoli, are well aware of who helped them get rid of the bombs and missiles that were being fired on them two months ago.Al-Ghariani was referring to Turkey's assistance in breaking a more than year-long offensive by Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on the city.He stressed that the agreement concluded between Turkey and Libya was legal and legitimate and that countries like France and the UAE had unlawfully interfered in the war-torn North African country."R…
yenisafak.com/en/world/libyas-mufti-hail…

'Negative trend in EU-Turkey relations must stop'
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Negative trend in EU-Turkey relations must stop, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday.Speaking at a European Parliament session called by the conservative European People's Party, Borrell said: "Turkey is an important partner, candidate country, and a NATO ally. The current negative trend in our relations needs to be stopped and reversed."Borrell said he recently visited Turkey after visiting Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration, adding that "stability and security in the Mediterranean requires collective engagement."Conflicts in Syria and Libya directly affecting the security and interes…
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Over 50 kg of heroin seized in southeastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Police seized 52.4 kilograms (115.5 pounds) of heroin in southeastern Turkey's Hakkari province on Thursday, according to officials.Anti-drug police found heroin packages hidden inside the trunk of a truck stopped for snap checking in Yuksekova district, the provincial governorate said in a statement.While the contraband was seized, driver of the truck was detained.Crackdown on drugs, has, over the years, helped Turkey deal with narcoterrorism, or profits for terrorist groups from the illegal trade.
yenisafak.com/en/news/over-50-kg-of-hero…

Bosnia pays tribute to 1995 Srebrenica genocide victims
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-09
Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday bid farewell to nine newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. | The remains of the genocide victims were placed on minivans laden with flowers in the Bosnian city of Visoko on Thursday morning for their final journey to rest in a cemetery. | The victims will be buried in the village of Potocari, northwest of Srebrenica, on Thursday to mark the genocide's 25th anniversary. | A truck carrying the victims' remains arrived at the Presidential Council Building in the capital Sarajevo. Bosnian officials and members of the public prayed for the victims and placed flowe…
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US: American Journalist Has No Right To Challenge Decision To Assassinate Him
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
The US Government has asked the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to affirm the dismissal of American journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem's challenge to his Government's apparent decision to assassinate him without telling him why, or affording him the constitutional right to due process. | Mr Kareem is a recipient of the Edward R. Murrow and Peabody Awards, who grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, and used to be a stand-up comedian in New York City. He has been reporting on the conflict from Syria since it began. In 2016, he narrowly escaped being killed on five separate occasions, including two s…
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Historic Climate Liability Case In Colorado Against Exxon And Suncor
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
Washington, D.C.–Today, the United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit ruled that a case launched by Boulder County, San Miguel County, and the City of Boulder will proceed in state, rather than federal court. Marco Simons, General Counsel of EarthRights International, which is representing the municipalities in the case, issued the following statement in response: | "We applaud today's decision as an important step forward in our lawsuit against Suncor and Exxon. Federal courts have consistently ruled that these climate cases belong in state courts — which makes sense because these cases are about…
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Israel's Attacks On Iran's Nuclear Sites Signal A New Phase Of Conflict
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
Over the past week, mysterious explosions and fires have wracked key infrastructure connected to Iran's nuclear programme at Natanz and Parchin, key facilities engaged in uranium enrichment and the production of rocket fuel for ballistic missiles. | The US and Israel have accused Iran of violating UN resolutions and the nuclear deal in testing new ballistic-missile technology. Although Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has repeatedly denied any intent to create nuclear weapons, even going so far as to issue a fatwa against it, Iran's enemies are convinced it plans to "go nuclear". | The recent attacks…
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The State And White Supremacy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
As an ongoing phenomenon, the analysis of what is referred to as the George Floyd, or now the "Black Lives Matter" demos, must be necessarily tentative. It has been instructive to observe how the energy and passion of the spontaneous militant response to the murder of George Floyd went from a movement that saw the burning of a police station transformed into one in which, according to Martin Schoots-McAlpine , the most militant demand was to make "minor amendments to municipal budgets." I will resist the temptation of attempting to address all the components and will only focus on one central element in this shor…
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How Black And Brown Workers Are Redefining Strikes
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
During George Floyd's funeral on June 9th, Black dockworkers in Charleston, S.C., shut down the nation's 4th busiest port and gathered to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. | "All operations stopped, the terminals were shut down, no machines were working, trucks were backed up for miles along the interstate because we weren't moving anything on the terminal," said Ken Riley, a Black dockworker and President of ILA Local 1422. | The actions were part of a nationwide effort in which the International Longshore Association, which is 65% Black, shut down all the ports on the East and Gulf Sho…
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1,048 kg of illicit drugs seized in Yazd
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-09
TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) — The police forces of Yazd province in Iran have seized over 1 ton of illicit drugs in the province in the past 24 hours.
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Chabahar Port's place in Iran's "looking to the East" policy
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-09
TEHRAN, Jul. 10 (MNA) — The strategic port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran has a special place in the country's "looking to the East" strategy and can link India to Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Persian Gulf littoral states.
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Iran futsal maintains 1st in Asia
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-09
TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) — Iranian futsal team has maintained its first position in Asia, according to the latest report by Futsal World Ranking on Thursday.
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Not a 'racist' plan anymore? Democrats rejoice over Biden's $700bn 'Buy American' promise
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Joe Biden unveiled a $700 billion 'Buy American' initiative, drawing praise from both liberals and conservatives on social media, but some noted that similar plans by the Trump administration were previously framed as 'racist.' | Biden's economic pitch includes plans for a $400 billion, four-year increase in government spending on US-made goods and services — topped by a $300 billion investment in research and development for US technology. | "This will be the largest mobilization of public investments in procurement, infrastructure and (research and development) since World War II," Biden's senior advise…
rt.com/usa/494290-biden-buy-america-trum…

Pokemon Go players spend almost $4bn on app in just 4 YEARS in bid to catch 'em all
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Four years after it bamboozled the world with its augmented-reality gameplay, 'Pokemon Go' is still attracting billions of dollars' worth of in-game spending. | The free-to-play app, based on the best-selling original video game title and corresponding film and television series, was met with widespread acclaim upon its release four years ago, and boasted one billion downloads as of March 2019. | Created by Niantic and released in 2016, the game involves users searching the real world to find Pokemon through their smartphones via augmented reality (AR). Since its launch, players have walked a cumulative 23 bil…
rt.com/news/494315-pokemon-go-revenue-ap…

MADE IN CHINA: Contractor indicted for defrauding US Navy about origin of armor & helmets
rt.com | 2020-07-09
A grand jury indictment of a Virginia man whose company allegedly sold Chinese-made helmets and body armor to the government is challenging President Donald Trump's claim the Pentagon gets only the best American-made goods. | Surveillance Equipment Group Inc. (SEG) CEO Arthur Morgan was charged with two counts of federal wire fraud this week, over some $660,000 worth of ballistic vests, helmets, riot gear, and other items his company sold to six fed…
rt.com/usa/494202-contractor-navy-armor-…

'Liberating 5th Avenue': New York mayor paints BLACK LIVES MATTER outside Trump Tower
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Signaling where his priorities lie amid an epidemic of coronavirus and violence, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a stretch of 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower to be painted with the words 'Black Lives Matter'. | City workers closed off the street on Thursday morning and began painting the mural, as De Blasio boasted about "liberating 5th Avenue" and finally giving credit to African-Americans for building New York and the US. | | "We are not denigrating anything, we are liberating Fifth Avenue." | New York City Mayor Bill de Blasi…
rt.com/usa/494303-trump-tower-blm-deblas…

Series of 'explosions & power outages' reported near Tehran
rt.com | 2020-07-09
A series of explosions have rocked the outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran, as well as the cities of Garmdareh and Quds, Iranian media reported amid speculation that missile depots were the intended target. | Citing social media, the official news agency IRIB reported an explosion in western Tehran in the early hours of Friday local time. More explosions were reported in Garmdareh and Quds, the Mehr News Agency added. | The Saudi-based Al-Arabiya television reported that the explosion took place in missile depots of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), southwest of Tehran. Iranian officials hav…
rt.com/news/494324-iran-explosions-power…

Toyota fires employees for making fun of George Floyd killing with 'that will keep them down' kneeling
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Toyota has fired two high-level employees from a plant in Indiana, after they allegedly mocked the killing of George Floyd. Though their jokes got them the sack, Toyota itself has been in the spotlight for racism before. | In a video filmed by his colleagues, supervisor Patrick Talley knelt on a binder full of documents, exclaiming "that will keep them down." The onlooker who filmed the video told Yahoo News that Talley was referencing Floyd's murder, and "everyone who saw him do it was disgusted." | "It was a disgusting gesture Talley made to imply that kneeling on a black man's neck until he dies is a great…
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Internet witch hunts derive from 'profound' desire for self-purpose, signatory of open letter critical of cancel culture tells RT
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Cancel culture attracts people who feel isolated by society and want to be part of a rigid orthodoxy that gives their lives meaning, according to a signatory of a controversial open letter that was also endorsed by J.K. Rowling. | Growing intolerance towards ideas and views deemed impermissible swells from a yearning to belong to something bigger than ourselves, said Roger Berkowitz, a professor of political studies and human rights at Bard College. In an interview with RT, he explained that "widespread mass existential loneliness of our culture" has eroded social traditions to the point where many people feel…
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'Coping' mechanism: Ford workers request company stops providing US police with vehicles amid reckoning on cop violence
rt.com | 2020-07-09
The Great Awokening has finally pulled into the automobile industry amid the growing Black Lives Matter movement. Ford's CEO is apparently not on board with the idea though, praising the role of law enforcement. | In the United States, two-thirds of police cars are Fords. Now, some Ford employees want to put a stop to that, with a number of black and white workers penning a letter demanding that the car manufacturer backs out of the police market. | The internal letter is…
rt.com/usa/494278-ford-workers-request-s…

'Pull up your pants & finish school': Would CNN's Don Lemon cancel himself over shockingly unwoke 2013 tips to black community?
rt.com | 2020-07-09
A vintage clip of CNN anchor Don Lemon telling black people to act civilized and disregard "street culture" has the woke pundit's detractors' jaws on the floor, wondering what happened to him over the intervening seven years. | In the 2013 clip, Lemon praises Fox News host Bill O'Reilly as the Republican pundit decries the "disintegration of the African-American family," even arguing O'Reilly "doesn't go far enough" when he denounces "street culture." The video was posted to social media by "Panda Tribune" on Wednesday and quickly circulated among conservatives, who had a hard time reconciling this Lemon with…
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At least 1 dead, 2 injured as ferocious tornado rips through Minnesota countryside (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-07-09
At least one person was killed, two others injured and several buildings were destroyed after a ferocious tornado ripped through the Minnesota countryside Wednesday evening. | Three farms were hit and one of the farmhouses were flattened, as two twisters touched down one after the other, crushing cars and snapping trees like twigs. One even drained some of the water from the nearby Pelican Lake. | Eyewitness footage captured the sheer power of the 'EF-3' category tornadoes, which boast winds of 136 to 165mph, which scarred up to nine miles of farmland, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. | #tornad…
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Lab worker killed by brain-destroying disease 7 YEARS after accidental jab
rt.com | 2020-07-09
A new study has shed light on why a woman developed a fatal brain disease linked to mad cow disease several years after piercing her skin with contaminated laboratory equipment. | A woman in France who developed a rare and fatal brain disease did so via accidental lab exposure to the proteins that cause mad cow disease, a new study has found. | The initial exposure happened in May 2010, as the then-24-year-old technician "handled frozen sections of brain of transgenic mice that overexpressed the human prion pro…
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Up to SIX TIMES more lead released by Notre Dame blaze than previously estimated, study say
rt.com | 2020-07-09
A new study into the blaze that ruined Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral claims that much higher quantities of lead were released into the air than previously thought. Researchers studied soil samples in the wake of the fire. | A fire broke out at the 700-year-old cathedral on April 15, 2019 as it underwent maintenance works, and it rapidly grew into a huge inferno fought by some 400 firefighters. Fortunately, once the flames were extinguished and the site could be checked by experts, it became apparent that the landmark — though seriously damaged — could be restored. | Now, new research says lead l…
rt.com/news/494317-notre-dame-fire-lead-…

Princeton University faculty seek to establish racial thought police & punish insufficiently diverse disciplines
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Professors at prestigious Princeton University have assailed the school for its alleged "anti-Black racism," issuing a lengthy list of demands including bribing departments to hire minorities (and punishing those that don't). | Over 350 Princeton faculty members have signed on to an open letter demanding the university prioritize the fight against "anti-Black racism," which the writers insist "has a visible bearing upon Princeton's campus makeup and its hiring practices." Members of every department of the Ivy League school except Chemical and Biological Engineering and Operations Research and Financial Engine…
rt.com/usa/494205-princeton-faculty-dema…

'Do they care?' Minneapolis business owner left with nothing after riots calls out city officials for failing to help
rt.com | 2020-07-09
A salon owner in Minneapolis has been left with "nothing" after her business was "burned to the ground" in riots after the killing of George Floyd, and she says the city has done nothing to help with her predicament. | "It hurts to know that I have no business. I have nothing," Fiona Westbrooks told Fox and Friends on Thursday. "I don't even have a styling chair anymore, you know." | Westbrooks owned Flora's Hair Designs in north Minneapolis for four decades before it was destroyed in riots on May 29. After hearing that her…
rt.com/usa/494295-minneapolis-business-b…

Lady Antebellum, renamed 'Lady A' in woke PR move, sues black artist who already has the name
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Tennessee country rock band Lady A — known as Lady Antebellum before officially renaming itself amid 2020's cultural purge of references to the Confederacy — is suing a black artist with the same name in a case of peak woke irony. | …
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Motorist speeds over rainbow crosswalk in Vancouver, police call it a 'hate gesture'
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Police in Vancouver tracked down a driver who left tire tracks on a crosswalk. On the face of it, not an unusual occurrence, but as this crosswalk is a rainbow-colored pride walk, they considered the incident a "gesture of hate." | Officers in the Canadian city heard a "loud and sustained tire squealing" outside their station on Tuesday afternoon, and went outside to discover the newly-installed "Pride crosswalk" had been "defaced" with tire tracks. | Footage published by local reporter Sonia Aslam showed a Ford Mustang peeling away from the intersection at speed, and police shared still images of the car, say…
rt.com/news/494308-vancouver-pride-cross…

US will BAN government contractors from using Chinese tech, including Huawei — report
rt.com | 2020-07-09
The Trump administration is reportedly finalizing a rule that would prevent any firm using products from five Chinese tech companies — including telecoms giants Huawei and ZTE — from winning government contracts. | The rule will be announced this week, an anonymous official told Reuters on Thursday. It follows a 2019 law that forbids the US government from buying technology directly from Huawei, ZTE, Hikvision, Hytera, and Dahua. | The Chinese firms have been accused by the Trump administration of gathering data from global users for the benefit of the Chinese government — a charge denied both…
rt.com/usa/494283-huawei-government-equi…

9/11 memorial to lost firefighters destroyed by vandals in New York State
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Police in Washingtonville, New York, are searching for vandals who tore down the flagpole at a 9/11 memorial built in honor of five local firefighters who died in the World Trade Center collapse. | The village woke up to the desecrated monument on Wednesday. Police Chief Brian Zaccaro told the local paper that the culprits must have used a tool to cut through the flagpole's metallic frame. The vandals also wrote a message on the remaining base &#15…
rt.com/usa/494311-memorial-to-firefighte…

'Glee' star Naya Rivera feared drowned in lake as her son found in boat ALONE
rt.com | 2020-07-09
A search and rescue operation has been launched after former 'Glee' star Naya Rivera reportedly went missing while swimming in a lake in Ventura County, California with her son. It's feared that she may have drowned. | The Ventura County sheriff's department said that a search is underway at Lake Piru. A video posted by the department shows a helicopter hovering over the lake as it looks for the actress. Emergency responders are using helicopters, drones, and dive teams in an attempt to locate Rivera. | According to local media reports, Rivera rented a boat with her 4-year-old son but disappeared in the lake a…
rt.com/usa/494208-naya-rivera-missing-se…

George Floyd's harrowing final moments revealed in new transcripts as rookie cop asks court to dismiss manslaughter case
rt.com | 2020-07-09
Transcripts of body camera videos reveal that the officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck was dismissive of the man's pleas for help. One cop charged in the incident has petitioned the court to dismiss his case. | The footage, taken from body cameras worn by officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, reportedly shows Floyd pleading for his life in the minutes before he became unresponsive. | "You're going to kill me, man," the Minneapolis resident said, according to a transcript of Lane's body camera video. | "Then stop talking, stop yelling. It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," repl…
rt.com/usa/494218-george-floyd-transcrip…

Seismic societal engagement activity recognised in the 2020 President's Awards
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-09
From a citizen science project with a local school to inspiring global audiences with volcanoes, we celebrate the achievements of this year's winners.
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Saturday 7/11: Demand that Palo Alto Open City Park to All
Vigil for Democracy, Raging Grannies, More | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
Foothills Park, 3300 Page Mill Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. | See parking directions below.
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Newsom helps the failing fracking industry — a business that endangers our health
Ramona du Houx | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
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.
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Wednesday 7/8: End the War on the Poor: Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Robert Reich
Robert Reich | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
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Santa Cruz Grand Jury Suggests Transitioning Juvenile Hall into a Homeless Services Center
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
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…
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Wednesday 7/8: #Repro Rundown: The Role Misogyny Has Played in the 2020 Election (NARAL)
NARAL Pro-Choice America | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
Online via livestream @ Instagram…
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Saturday 7/11: Black Lives Matter
Amy Porte, Meg Brizz | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
Slade Park, Novato…
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Thursday 7/16: Jewish Film Institute presents Truth To Power: Barbara Lee Speaks For Me, Opening Night of
Jewish Film Institute | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
West Wind Solano Drive-In | 1611 Solano Way | Concord, CA 94520…
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ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 09.07.2020
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 09.07.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
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"Tales Of The Resistance" Radio Show With SF Mime Trouper Michael Powell
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
SF Mime trouper Michael Sullivan is interviewed about their new radio show "Tales of Resistance" and the struggles going on in the US and around the world.
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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Wildlife in California Redwood Forest
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
GUALALA, Calif., July 9, 2020 — Conservation groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and a timber company for failing to protect threatened and endangered fish, birds and frogs from a redwood logging project near northern California's Gualala River.
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Saturday 7/11: Indians of All Tribes & the Occupation of Alcatraz 1969-1971 (webinar)
San Francisco Library | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
Online…
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"Tales Of The Resistance" Radio Show With SF Mime Trouper Michael Sullivan
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
SF Mime trouper Michael Sullivan is interviewed about their new radio show "Tales of Resistance" and the struggles going on in the US and around the world.
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California Coastal Commission Orders Oceano Dunes to Remain Closed to Vehicles to Protect Nesting Shorebirds
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
Snowy Plovers Thriving During Vehicle Closure Despite State Parks Interference…
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United Airlines threatens to axe 36,000 jobs
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
In the interest of profit, United Airlines seems to be taking former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's infamous words to heart: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."
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Saturday 7/11: Bring Trump Pence OUT NOW! to the Great Highway
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
Great Highway at Lincoln Way, San Francisco…
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Wednesday 7/15: LaborFest 2020: A free one hour concert by Grup Yorum
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
This is a free event. You can be anywhere to view the concert. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL in order to watch the concert event.
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California Reparations Bill AB 3121 – Senate Process in flow
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
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.
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The economy for faith healers
Tomasz Konicz | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
Due to the sharpening contradictions of late capitalist socialization, barbarism, not reason, is increasing. Reason is not advancing in the overall historical movement, as once postulated by Hegel. Only the overcoming of this false whole, which is decaying openly, would offer humankind a chance of survival.
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Joe Biden as a Stealthy Bigot
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-09
The New York Times Sunday Magazine on July 5th headlined its cover-story "America's Enduring Caste System" and presented Isabel Wilkerson's masterful, even profound, 12,000-word history of America's racial caste system. She also presented it in the broader historical context. She said: "Throughout human history, three caste systems have stood out. The lingering, millenniums-long caste system of India. The tragically accelerated, chilling and officially vanquished caste system of Nazi Germany. And the shape-shifting, unspoken, race-based caste pyramid in the Uni…
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The Colonial Politics Appropriating Mount Rushmore
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-09
As colonial monuments are being destroyed in the U.S. and Europe, Mount Rushmore so far remains untouched and a news item since U.S. President Donald Trump visited the site on July 4 to commemorate Independence Day. Fireworks and fighter jets dominated a territorial space that is laden with the memory of colonial violence against the indigenous American Indians. | A treaty signed in 1868 between the U.S. government and the Sioux people recognised the Black Hills in South Dakota as exclusive to the indigenous. The agreement was to…
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How the Trump Administration's Small Business Protection Program Has Failed Communities of Color
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-07-08
In These Times See article on original site In recent weeks, it's become increasingly clear that the federal government has failed to protect minority-owned businesses from the pandemic's economic fallout. According to data published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the number of black-owned businesses decreased by 41% between February and April. For the …
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