2020-07-21: Social Media Postees

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Outrage over Trump attack: Portland movement fights back
Joshua Hanks | workers.org | 2020-07-22
Federal officers were deployed to "quell" Portland's protests beginning the weekend of July 10 and continuing the following week. Camouflaged unidentified agents arrested and detained demonstrators without even a pretext. The Trump administration has escalated the confrontation between the people and the state apparatus, bringing a whiff of fascism to . . . | Continue reading Outrage over Trump attack: Portland movement fights back at Workers.org
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Revolución y democracia proletaria
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2020-07-22
Una revolución socialista es un levantamiento del proletariado: la clase trabajadora, aquellos que no poseen la propiedad necesaria para administrar un negocio, sino que deben trabajar para otra persona. Una revolución socialista es un despertar que hace que la masa de trabajadores se resista a su opresión. Para que este . . . | Continue reading Revolución y democracia proletaria at Workers.org
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Athletes demand justice for Breonna Taylor
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-07-22
The struggle to bring about justice for Breonna Taylor continues. The 26-year-old African American emergency medical technician was fatally shot eight times by three white police officers who invaded her Louisville, Ky., home on March 13 during a no-knock, no-warrant narcotics search. Originally it was reported that Taylor was asleep . . . | Continue reading Athletes demand justice for Breonna Taylor at Workers.org
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ADA not enough: Disabled people need socialism
WWNYCDB | workers.org | 2020-07-22
The pandemic is teaching able-bodied people what it's like to be disabled. Not being able to get around like you used to, facing endless unemployment, being stuck in the house, finding ways to get food delivered, and speaking to family and friends only on the phone — not in person. . . . | Continue reading ADA not enough: Disabled people need socialism at Workers.org
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Time for the next great leap
Editor | workers.org | 2020-07-22
Was capitalism ever progressive? Well, yes — compared to feudalism. The revolutionary struggles that overthrew feudal landlords, starting centuries ago in many parts of the world, did away with land slavery. They also uprooted reactionary institutions and ideology. This opened the way for the development of science and technology after . . . | Continue reading Time for the next great leap at Workers.org
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NBA players support reporter vs. right-wing senator
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-07-22
The intersection between sports culture and politics can happen at any given time. And at this particular juncture, the Black Lives Matter struggle is leaving its imprint on many issues, even international ones. For instance, on July 10 the ultra-right-wing Sen. Josh Hawley, R.-Mo., released a press release on Twitter . . . | Continue reading NBA players support reporter vs. right-wing senator at Workers.org
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Portland Protests Grow Despite Violent Crackdown from Militarized Federal Agents & Local Police
Democracy Now! | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-21
Heavily armed federal officers without name tags have carried out nightly attacks on antiracist demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, and snatched people off the streets into unmarked vans, sparking widespread outrage. "What we've seen is a continuous escalation in violence against our protesters," says Lilith Sinclair, an Afro-Indigenous local organizer in Portland. They note the federal …
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President Trump sending federal police agents into major American cities
wsws.org | 2020-07-21
Trump said on Monday that he was extending the use of federal law enforcement officers to New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore and Oakland to arrest protesters.
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President Trump sending federal police agents into major American cities
wsws.org | 2020-07-21
Trump said on Monday said that he was extending the use of federal law enforcement officers to New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore and Oakland to arrest protesters because, "we're not going to let this happen to our country."
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Trump Regime Blacklists More Chinese Firms
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
Days earlier at the Economic Club of New York, Pompeo continued his all-out war of words on China. | Ignoring endless US wars by hot and other means against nations on its target list for regime change, he accused China of …
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Cuba flattens the COVID-19 curve
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-21
Photo: Director of Epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Health Dr. Francisco Durán García, in his daily press conference Yesterday, the United States surpassed 140,000 COVID-19 deaths. More than 3.7 million people in the U.S. are known to have fallen ill, by far the largest number of cases in the world. The Trump administration's monumentally …
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The Only Obstacle To A Healthy World Is Government Secrecy And Propaganda
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-21
If the public could see what's actually happening in their world, they would immediately begin using the power of their numbers to overhaul our current system. This is why our current system pours so much energy into preventing the public from seeing what's actually happening in their world. | If it weren't for the constant campaign of obfuscation and manipulation of public perception via veils of government secrecy and propaganda, humanity would naturally find its way out of the power-driven tribulations it now faces, as surely as you'll avoid obstacles and hazards in your path when you are walking with your eye…
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The Undeclared War Against Iran
Paul R. Pillar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
A series of violent attacks, involving explosions and fires, has been hitting Iran. The incidents have been too frequent and intense to be random accidents. They are part of an organized effort. | Caution is always advisable in attributing responsibility for …
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The Tactics of Terror in Portland
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-21
"There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen." — Vladimir Lenin Between 1973 and 1990 scores of people were disappeared by the US supported fascist regime of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. They were incarcerated, tortured and thousands were murdered. In fact, the official total of those killed by the regime…
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'Fascism and Big Business' — Review
Radical Reviewer | mronline.org | 2020-07-21
Radical Reviewer reviews Daniel Guerin's Fascism and Big Business.
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Corruption in The Medical Field: US Doctors Threatened Over Hydroxychlorquine Use. Dr. Fauci is Blocking HCQ
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
There is an ongoing battle to suppress Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a cheap and effective drug for the treatment of Covid-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, advisor to president Trump, has played a key role. | On May 22, an "authoritative" peer reviewed "evaluation" of …
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Is America's Second Corona Wave a Political Hoax?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
For several weeks, just as most states across the United States began to reopen, following three months of lockdown to "flatten the curve", several states including Texas and Florida began reporting record new numbers who tested positive for the coronavirus. …
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State Dept-funded Transparency International goes silent on jailed transparency activist Julian Assange
patrick maynard | thegrayzone.com | 2020-07-21
For over a year, the West's top anti-corruption NGO, Transparency International, has not said a word about the world's most…
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The Green Party's Problematic Electoral Strategy
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
The fact is that history over the last five years has made it clear that the path to a strong, mass-based, independent progressive alternative runs in part through the Democratic Party…
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Vote Democrat… and Watch America Burn
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
"…This is the most dangerous time in the history of man. The seriousness of this plot cannot be underestimated. It is not due to any threat of conventional war or nuclear decimation, it is based on the fact that this …
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The UK and US are Starting a New Cold War with Russia and China
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
What are These Governments Trying to Hide?>…
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Be Kind to Those Offended By It
David Swanson | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
For better or worse, we're all in the same boat. Making fun of the jackasses drilling holes in their end of the boat isn't a recipe for survival. Asking boat-patch-haters to start patching up the holes is…
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Emancipation and science: Ernest Mandel 25 years later
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-21
This year marks 25 years since Ernest Mandel died. Mandel (5 April 1923–20 July 1995) was one of the most significant Marxist economists of the second half of the twentieth century. In 1982, he was central to founding our Institute. A prolific scholar and activist until the end of his life, Mandel wrote dozens of …
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Portland Protests Grow Despite Violent Crackdown from Militarized Federal Agents & Local Police
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-21
Heavily armed federal officers without name tags have carried out nightly attacks on antiracist demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, and snatched people off the streets into unmarked vans, sparking widespread outrage. "What we've seen is a continuous escalation in violence against our protesters," says Lilith Sinclair, an Afro-Indigenous local organizer in Portland. They note the federal violence follows many years of "severe police brutality" from local police.
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"Camouflaged Goon Squads": Outrage, Legal Challenges in Portland as Federal Agents Snatch Protesters
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-21
The U.S. attorney for the District of Oregon has called for an investigation into the conduct of federal officers deployed to protests in Portland, calling their behavior "unlawful." Local officials are also mounting legal challenges to remove the agents from city streets. Juan Chavez, project director and attorney at the Oregon Justice Resource Center, says it's a terrifying situation for Portland residents who face "these camouflaged goon squads" who often refuse to identify themselves or their agencies. "They just appear in the middle of the night next to people who are in and around downtown who then get corr…
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"I Love My Students. I Also Want to Live": Teachers Demand Safety as Trump Pushes Schools to Reopen
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-21
As President Trump continues to push for schools to reopen even as COVID-19 rates skyrocket in many states, teachers are revolting. "I love my students, and I know that the best place for them to learn is in classrooms where they can collaborate and collectively solve problems," says Seattle high school teacher Jesse Hagopian. He says teachers recognize that online learning is not an adequate replacement for in-class education, "but I also want to live, and I also want my students to live." We also speak with Jitu Brown, national director of the Journey for Justice Alliance, which published an open letter to Pres…
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Trump to Send Federal Troops to Protests in Chicago & Seattle Amid Violent Crackdown by Local Police
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-21
As mayors in six cities call for the immediate removal of the president's rapid deployment units and for Congress to investigate the tactics of federal authorities against antiracism protests, Trump says he may send troops to Chicago this week. "We're looking at the infringement on our rights that is just escalating," says Chicago activist Jitu Brown, national director of the Journey for Justice Alliance. We also speak with Jesse Hagopian, a history teacher in Seattle, where Trump has also vowed to send federal officers to quell ongoing demonstrations.
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Climate Justice Advocates Celebrate Important Victories But Big Oil And Gas Aren't Giving In
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
Climate justice advocates are justifiably celebrating recent victories such as stopping three major pipelines, a new court decision regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and national discussion of the Green New Deal, but does this mean we are winning? We speak with Steve Horn, a climate reporter and investigative journalist, about the future of the Atlantic Coast, Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, what it means that oil companies are going bankrupt and a proposal to create a North American version of OPEC. Steve describes how fossil fuel companies are working to preserve their future and what…
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Trump deploying 150 federal agents in Chicago to repress our movement
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-22
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | What we have watched in Portland is the dress rehearsal for what Trump is preparing for Chicago: an effort to squash the Black Lives Matter protests flowing from this uprising by violent military means. He claims he is targeting the cities controlled by Democrats because of the chaos caused by the largest rebellion in U.S. history. | In truth, broad democratic forces have come together to exercise their right to protest against police murder and violence. We've had signals this was…
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The Only Obstacle to a Healthy World Is Government Secrecy and Propaganda
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-21
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | If the public could see what's actually happening in their world, they would immediately begin using the power of their numbers to overhaul our current system. This is why our current system pours so much energy into preventing the public from seeing what's actually happening in their world. | If it weren't for the constant campaign of obfuscation and manipulation of public perception via veils of government secrecy and propaganda, humanity would naturally find its way out of the power-driven tribulations it now faces, as surely as you'll avoid obstacles and hazards in your path when you are w…
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'F***ing b**ch!': Republican congressman goes off on AOC over her 'justifying' New York's crime wave
rt.com | 2020-07-21
All decorum was reportedly thrown out of a Congress window when a Republican Representative confronted Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a hostile and very personal way, for seemingly vindicating New York's crime wave. | Ted Yoho, a lawmaker from Florida, had a very colorful exchange with New York Representative Ocasio-Cortez, which has been overheard by a reporter for The Hill. | At first Yoho called the congresswoman "disgusting" for suggesting that the recent spike in New York City crime is the result of the coronavirus-driven rise of local poverty and unemployment. | "You are out of your freaking mind,"
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Palestinian Freedom is Possible Now
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-21
In a recent TV discussion, a respected pro-Palestine journalist declared that if any positive change or transformation ever occurs in the tragic Palestinian saga, it would not happen now, but that it would take a whole new generation to bring about such a paradigm shift. As innocuous as the declaration may have seemed, it troubled…
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Is the U.S. About to Move Its Strategic Naval Base from Spain to Morocco?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
Located near the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, close to Morocco, is the Spanish Naval Station Rota that is co-tenanted with the U.S. Navy. The issue for Washington to renew its tenancy that allows the Americans …
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Big Holes in the Covid 'Spike' Narrative
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
Motorcycle accidents ruled Covid deaths? In the rush to paint Florida as the epicenter of the "second wave" of the coronavirus outbreak, government officials and their allies in the mainstream media have stooped to ridiculous depths to maximize the death …
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Nathan J. Robinson's Why You Should Be a Socialist: Useful and Misleading
William Hawes | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-21
There are only a few introductory texts on socialism that manage to be accessible, witty, and broad enough to survey its history as well as contemporary thought on the subject. Nathan J. Robinson's new book, Why You Should Be a Socialist is able to do just that by weaving together a compelling narrative and excellent …
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Video: Drone Wars Open New Phase of Conflict in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
Early on July 20, positions of the Syrian Army came under shelling by militants in the villages of Furu, Bahsa and Beit Hassno in the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone. In response, government forces struck positions of Hayat …
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Turkey's Poisonous Hand of Friendship with Ukraine
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
While the situation in Libya continues to escalate and the parties are preparing for a decisive battle for Sirte, Turkey, which actively supports forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA), is negotiating with its strategic partners. On July 10, …
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Time is not on our side in Libya
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-21
Ahmed, who lives in Tripoli, Libya, texts me that the city is quieter than before. The army of General Khalifa Haftar–who controls large parts of eastern Libya–has withdrawn from the southern part of the capital and is now holding fast in the city of Sirte and at the airbase of Jufra. Most of Libya's population lives along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, which is where the cities of Tripoli, Sirte, Benghazi, and Tobruk are located. | Haftar, who was once an intimate of the United States' Central Intelligenc…
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Episode 98 — Cumbia and Music Activism with Mariposa del Alma and listener feedback re: George Floyd
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-07-21
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore Cumbia and Music Activism with Mariposa del Alma. Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast…
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The Tactics of Terror
Kenn Orphan | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
No one should underestimate the tremendous pain a wounded giant can inflict as it falls. Its violence is unoriginal, but it will use the only tactics it knows…
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Florida teachers sue state to stop unsafe school reopening plan
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-21
MIAMI–Saying Florida's mandate to reopen brick-and-mortar schools despite the coronavirus pandemic endangers students, teachers, and everybody else, the state's teachers union is suing the GOP-run government to stop Florida's unsafe school reopening plan. Forcing the schools to reopen in August without the safeguards during the pandemic not only exposes teachers and kids, but produces "an …
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki as Collateral Damage
Jack Gilroy | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-21
On August 6, 1945 found me in a car with my uncle, Frank Pryal. A NYC plainclothes detective, Uncle Frank drove through the busy streets of Manhattan up to the Central Park Zoo to meet his friend Joe. It was a lively place with families enjoying the animals. Joe, a gorilla, saw Uncle Frank coming…
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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Order to Open Public Lands to Coal Leasing
Earth Justice | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
A coalition including states, conservation organizations, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe today launched a new challenge against the Trump administration's decision to open millions of acres of public lands for new coal leasing and mining. That 2017 decision ended an …
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This Pandemic and the Ones to Come: Mike Davis' "The Monster Enters"
Brian Ketcham | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-21
The Monster Enters, by Mike Davis, published this week, is a warning for future generations. It is a must-read if we are understand our current predicament. COVID-19 (SARS-Cov-2) is just the latest in a series of pandemics and near-pandemics that are becoming more frequent and more virulent. Davis makes clear that the world is ill-prepared…
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Instead Of Battling COVID-19, Trump Launches A War On Protesters
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-21
The Nation's Ken Klippenstein discusses the leaked documents that reveal CBP as the federal agency detaining protesters in Portland.
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The Electoral College is surprisingly vulnerable to popular vote changes
Steven Heilman | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
It is clear that when attempting to protect an election from outside influence, the Electoral College is far weaker than a popular vote…
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'Black Lives Matter' and 'Show Me $15' ring out at St. Louis strike
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-21
ST. LOUIS– The rally cries of "Black Lives Matter" and "Show me $15" rang out through the afternoon air in downtown St. Louis Monday. Over 75 fast-food workers, members of the local Fight for $15 campaign, union members representing various area unions, clergy, and community members flooded a local McDonald's restaurant as part of the …
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'Strike for Black Lives' targets racism, demands HEROES Act passage
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-21
WASHINGTON–Even with a recent raise, thanks to her union contract, Alberta Tapia doesn't make enough from her janitorial job to keep herself and three other adults well fed and with a roof over their heads. She winds up falling behind on house payments. And that's what brought her, along with dozens of other people of …
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What's common to three Covid kings — US, Brazil and India?
Subodh Varma | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-21
These three countries with over a million COVID-19 cases each, led by men who came to power in a very similar manner, also followed similar stumbling paths, making the same kind of mistakes…
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Imagine Yourself With Two Abusive Boyfriends
Steve Brown | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
We are all perfectly clear that Biden and what he stands for are repugnant. There is not a single good reason to vote for him — except that not to do so will help Trump win a second term as President.
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Comair workers in South Africa yet to receive pay while business rescue plan becomes more costly
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-21
Serious questions of conflict of interest have been raised as the business rescue practitioners ask the ailing airline to pay R250,000 per month to Redford Capital – a consultancy firm of which they themselves are the directors.
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Missouri governor says children infected with COVID-19 will "get over it"
wsws.org | 2020-07-21
The campaign to reopen schools across the US, spearheaded by the Trump administration and supported by the entire political establishment, is provoking widespread opposition among educators.
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[Research Paper] A country level analysis measuring the impact of government actions, country preparedness and socioeconomic factors on COVID-19 mortality and related health outcomes
Rabail Chaudhry, George Dranitsaris, Talha Mubashir, Justyna Bartoszko, Sheila Riazi | thelancet.com | 2020-07-21
In this exploratory analysis, low levels of national preparedness, scale of testing and population characteristics were associated with increased national case load and overall mortality.
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'No tactics… just seemed like a gang': Navy Veteran speaks out after attack by secret police in viral video viewed nearly 10 million times
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-21
They just started whaling on me with batons, and I let them," said Christopher David.
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The New Lysenkoism in Washington
Gregg Gonsalves | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
Trofim Lysenko's refusal to acknowledge scientific fact led to famine and death on an enormous scale…
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The Pentagon Confronts the Pandemic: Or How to Make War, American-Style, Possible Again
Michael T. Klare | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-21
On March 26th, the coronavirus accomplished what no foreign adversary has been able to do since the end of World War II: it forced an American aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, to suspend patrol operations and shelter in port. By the time that ship reached dock in Guam, hundreds of sailors had been infected…
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It's Always the Ranchers
Erik Molvar | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-21
A week ago, I was touring Montana public lands with my 13-year-old daughter. As we approached Yellowstone National Park, I explained how the slaughter of bison was largely to appease the livestock industry, pushed by a handful of ranchers who didn't want bison migrating out of the Park. Bison, as it turns out, eat the same grass as cattle, and can carry the livestock disease brucellosis. Even though there has never been a documented case of cattle catching brucellosis from bison — not even one — in the Yellowstone ecosystem (all known cases were traced back to elk, according to the National Academy of…
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Black Women's Lives Matter
Judith Ezekiel | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-21
According to a report by the African American Policy Forum, the current racial justice movement "has developed a clear frame to understand the police killings of Black men and boys… yet Black women who are profiled, beaten, sexually assaulted, and killed by law enforcement officials are conspicuously absent from this frame." Because of this sexism, …
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The Forgotten Conflict Between Azerbaijan and Armenia Is Threatening Energy Markets
Dr. Cyril Widdershoven | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
One of the world's forgotten conflicts is now making headlines again. | In the last week, the military conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia has reignited, with the two nations having already been engaged in a military confrontation for decades. Nagorno Karabach, …
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Bolivian right attempts to disqualify Evo Morales' MAS party from upcoming elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-21
Former Bolivian president Evo Morales condemned the attempt, saying that with the banning of the party, the opposition wants to achieve "what they cannot achieve at the polls"
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The invisible oppression of the autistic female
Chloé Caldasso | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-21
When I was in the 3rd grade, I befriended a boy who joined our class halfway through the year. He had a difficult time fitting in, to say the least, but I had always been the type of kid to embrace others eagerly. We became fast friends, our favorite pastime being movie talk. At least …
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Influential DC-based Ukrainian think tank hosts neo-Nazi activist convicted for racist violence
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-21
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation hosted notorious neo-Nazi militant Diana Vynohradova in a webinar this month. While legitimizing Ukrainian white supremacists, the think tank has forged close ties with foreign policy elites in Washington.
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Moroccan journalist Hamid el-Mahdaoui released from prison
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-21
Moroccan journalist Hamid El-Mahdaoui was released on July 20, Monday, after spending four years in a prison in Rabat. He was sentenced to a three years prison term in 2018 for "failing to report an attempt to undermine state security." He was welcomed by his family outside the prison. | Mahdaoui was the editor-in-chief of Badil.info news outlet which has been critical to the state's policies. He was arrested in July 2017 for his alleged participation in the Hirak-Rif movement in Morocco's northern al-Hoceima province. He was kept in prison pending his trial and conviction in June 2018. | He was finally sentenced…
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The Pro-Trump CIA Man: QAnon Madness and Upward Failure
Jefferson Morley | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-21
Michael Scheur is a pure product of the CIA. A career operations officer, he ran the first agency task force that hunted Osama bin Laden. Scheur authored the agency's rendition program, which kidnapped suspected terrorists (and sometimes innocent people) and tortured them. He combined a deep knowledge of Islamic jihadist movements with a willingness to use illegal methods to fight them. In that regard, he was in the mainstream of the CIA.
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'Feds Stay Clear, Moms Are Here'
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
Portland Mothers Form Human Shield to Protect Protesters from Federal Agents…
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Pakistan's COVID-19 response is eroding trust of people in institutions, says report
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-21
The Imran Khan-led government's overall response to the COVID-19 crisis has been marred by inconsistency, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), which claims that the ongoing pandemic has increased the trust-deficit…
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Why We Need Working-Class Cultural Institutions
William Harris | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
Creating a vibrant left ecosystem doesn't just mean building stronger labor and tenant unions — it means building cultural institutions that prize democracy over privatization and embed themselves in everyday working-class life…
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Top US Airlines Plan Thousands of Layoffs When CARES Act Ban Expires
Igor Derysh | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
Leading US airlines are warning workers of massive cuts when a provision in the federal airlines bailout prohibiting layoffs expires in September.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/top-us-airlines-pl…

Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression. The Antidote: "Reconnection"
Radhika Tikku | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
We bring to the attention of our readers, this timely and incisive article by Radhika Tikku, Ph.D candidate at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. | millions of people Worldwide are suffering from depression as a result of the global crisis which …
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Lessons from the Pandemic Not Yet Learned
Wayne Nealis | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-21
As the coronavirus, once again, surges out of control in the United States, it is safe to say that even those few lessons learned have been cast aside by those who place profits before people. Greed and ignorance, not public health policy, is deciding the fate of tens of thousands in our nation who are …
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Egyptian parliament approves armed forces' deployment in Libya
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-21
Last month, Egypt had threatened "direct intervention" in Libya if the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord did not back off from its mission to take back the eastern city of Sirte from Khalifa Haftar's forces…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/21/egyptian-…

Toronto Children's Hospital Recommends Back to School without Masks or Social Distancing. Detailed Report
John C. A. Manley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children (aka SickKids) has released a detailed report on "the harms of school closure on [children's] physical and mental health." Harms included: "Increased rates of depression, trauma, drug abuse and addiction and even suicide can be …
globalresearch.ca/back-school-without-ma…

Spurning Trump, Giants players and manager kneel during national anthem
Janie McCauley | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-21
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)–San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler plans to use his position to speak out against racial injustice and provide a voice for those who aren't heard. Kapler and several of his players knelt during the national anthem before their 6-2 exhibition victory against the Oakland Athletics. Kapler shared his plans when he addressed …
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Palestinians Accuse Israel of Stealing 1500-year-old Christian Relic from Bethlehem
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
Palestinians have accused Israel of an "abominable act of thuggery and cultural appropriation" after a 1500-year-old Christian relic was "stolen" by Israeli forces early on Monday. | Video footage posted online by the PLO Department of Public Diplomacy and Policy showed …
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Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression. The Antidote: "Reconnection"
Radhika Tikku | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
Depression is a global problem that's on the rise. | In Lost Connections, Johann Hari offers practical solutions for how to tackle it. Unfortunately, he misses the crucial point that personal sacrifice is the only way we can discover what makes …
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Corruption in The Medical Field: US Doctors Threatened Over Hydroxychlorquine Use. Dr. Fauci is Blocking HCQ
Dr. Harvey Risch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
There is an ongoing battle to suppress Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a cheap and effective drug for the treatment of Covid-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, advisor to president Trump, has played a key role. | On May 22, an "authoritative" peer reviewed "evaluation" of …
globalresearch.ca/corruption-in-the-medi…

By Rejecting Huawei, Britain Risks Being Swept up in the US' Next Ideological Crusade
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
'Let China sleep, when she wakes, she will shake the world' Napoleon reportedly said. But China has been far from asleep in recent years — the West has. In the last few decades the East Asian country of around 1.4 …
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Stir Crazy! Episode #69: A Failed State?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-21
On today's show: Director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership Neill Franklin, Chinatown Collective founding member Leandro Lagera, and TRNN host Marc Steiner. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have comments/questions/suggestions email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com
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Mass Poverty, Political Fragmentation of Nigeria? Towards Independence of the Biafra State?
Uche Ajulu-Okeke | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke is a veteran Diplomat and Development Studies Expert with thirty-year achievements in the Nigerian Foreign Service. She is widely known for her performance orientation, positive mentorship and team spirit. In recognition of her high-level competences, the Anambra …
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Growing signs of deep and prolonged global recession
wsws.org | 2020-07-21
Many large US companies are reported to have determined that earlier measures are not going to be sufficient and that increased COVID-19 cases and related shutdowns have dashed hopes for a quick recovery.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/21/econ…

Financialization of Copper Mining in Chile
Yanis Iqbal | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
As Chile gets convulsed by the aggravating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the structural brutality of copper mining is being starkly outlined…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/financialization-o…

Thousands march in France demanding Justice for Adama Traoré
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-21
Adama Traoré was killed on his 24th birthday on July 19, 2016, by three police officers from the French National Gendarmerie who used excessive force when arresting him…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/21/thousands…

As US Courts Release Inmates amid COVID-19, Palestinian Political Prisoners Are Still Persecuted
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-21
The now elderly Palestinian political prisoners involved in the Holy Land Foundation case have appealed to the courts for early release, yet despite the looming threat to their fragile health from COVID-19, their motions continue to be denied with tenuous justifications.
mintpressnews.com/us-courts-release-inma…

A Teacher's Letter to His Administration
Michael Gawdzik | zcomm.org | 2020-07-21
If you and the administration truly believe that staff and student safety is your top priority, then prove it…
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Cecil Rhodes statue will remain outside Oxford college until at least next year
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-21
The controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes will stay outside an Oxford college until at least 2021.The governing body of Oriel College "expressed their wish" to remove the statue of the British imperialist last month following a reignited campaign for it to be taken down.The Commission, set up by the Oxford college to examine the statue's future, will publish its findings in January 2021. No action will be taken before then.Broadcaster Zeinab Badawi, former Conservative shadow culture secretary Peter Ainsworth and Oriel College's alumni advisory committee chairman Geoffrey Austin will sit on the inquiry group into…
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Pompeo arrives in Downing Street for meeting with PM Johnson
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Downing Street on Tuesday for a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson."Welcome to Number 10," Johnson said to Pompeo as they sat in the Downing Street garden for an open air meeting."You look great," said Pompeo.Johnson quipped that the social distancing measures did not indicate any diplomatic distance."Social distance does not imply diplomatic or political distance," he said.
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Towards a "New Cold War" in the Middle East: Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf and the Battle for Oil and Gas
Germán Gorraiz López | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
The foundations of the great Near East were established in the Pact of Quincey (1945) following the doctrine of the Franco-British Sykes-Picot agreements of 1916 that favored the regional division of power in areas of influence and sustained on the …
globalresearch.ca/iran-guardian-gulf-ene…

Morrison decides those with the least can manage with less
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-21
Workers & unions Jacob AndrewarthaIssue 1274 Australia undefinedJuly 21, 2020Despite the deepening economic crisis and economists agreeing that there is little hope of a quick rebound, the federal government has decided those with the least should manage with less.
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Environmental Disaster and Health Crisis in Cerrejon
Yanis Iqbal | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-21
At Cerrejon (Colombia), the largest open-pit coal mine in Latin America owned equally by BHP (Australia), Anglo American PLC (United Kingdom) and Glencore (Switzerland), the situation of the indigenous people is progressively worsening. Cerrejon Limited has informed the workers that "all the existing shifts will be unified into a single 7-day work, for three days …
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BBC should not just reflect views of 'metropolitan bubbles', says minister
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-21
The BBC must report local issues rather than reflect views of "metropolitan bubbles", a minister has said as he cast doubt on the licence fee's future. | Operational and editorial decisions are for the corporation but the government believes it must represent all of Britain, John Whittingdale told the Commons. | The culture minister also expressed "considerable sympathy" with Tory calls to reform how the BBC is funded, but said a reliance on Freeview does not allow such change just yet. | But the way people watch television now means questions about the "sustainability" of the licence fee will be under considerat…
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Trump Launches A War On Protesters
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-21
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Egypt and Ethiopia on the Brink of War
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
The tension between Egypt and Ethiopia is worsening. Both countries are raising their regional rivalry and threatening the North African international security with the imminence of a new conflict. The cause of the tension is due to Ethiopia's intentions to …
globalresearch.ca/egypt-ethiopia-brink-w…

Has the Left Been Gulled into Believing Its Small Right to Speech is already too Much?
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-21
My post earlier this month on the so-called "cancel culture" letter proved to be the most polarising I have written — matched only by another recent post on the pulling down of a statue in the UK to a slave trader. The ferocity of the reactions to both, I believe, is related. It derives from …
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Has the left been gulled into believing its small right to speech is already too much?
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-21
My post earlier this month on the so-called "cancel culture" letter proved to be the most polarising I have written — matched only by another recent post on the pulling down of a statue in the UK to a slave trader. The ferocity of the reactions to both, I believe, is related. It derives from …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/has-the-left-…

Parlamento ´coeso ª sulle missioni neocoloniali
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
Il ministro della Difesa Lorenzo Guerini (Pd) ha espresso grande soddisfazione per la votazione ´coesa ª del parlamento sulle missioni internazionali. Salvo qualche dissenso sul sostegno alla Guardia costiera di Tripoli, maggioranza e opposizione hanno approvato in modo compatto, con nessun …
globalresearch.ca/parlamento-coeso-sulle…

Trump to send federal agents to Chicago as unprecedented crackdown widens
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-21
Donald Trump is planning to deploy federal agents to Chicago and possibly other Democrat-run cities as he continues to assert federal power and use the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in unprecedented, politicised ways.The DHS is expected to send about 150 Homeland Security agents to Chicago to help local law enforcement deal with a spike in crime, according to an official.The agents, who are generally used to investigate human trafficking, drugs and weapons smuggling, are expected to stay in the city for at least two months, according to the source.Police confront protesters in Chicago (Tyler LaRiviere/Chi…
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Public sector pay rise announcement 'kick in the teeth for social care staff'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-21
Social care providers have accused the government of "sidestepping" the issue of low pay for care staff as it announced pay rises for thousands of key workers in the public sector.Care associations called for action to replace "lip service", following a gruelling few months of coronavirus (Covid-19) during which frontline care staff have "put themselves in harm's way".The above-inflation pay rise announced by the chancellor on Tuesday will see almost 900,000 workers benefit, with teachers and doctors seeing the largest increase at 3.1% and 2.8% respectively, according to the Treasury.Chancellor of the Exchequer R…
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Matt Hancock hints at PHE reform during evidence to MPs
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-21
Matt Hancock gave the strongest indication yet that Public Health England (PHE) would be reformed, saying it was not set up to be an organisation "ready to go to mass national scale". | The health secretary praised PHE for being a "really good" scientific organisation, but said that a standing capability was needed. | He made the comments as he gave evidence at the Science and Technology Committee on Tuesday. | Hancock said: "We need a standing capability, right, we need a public health agency that isn't only brilliant at science, but also is ready to mass scale very, very quickly. | "PHE was designed as a scient…
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'Dramatic improvements' to housing needed to meet climate targets
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-21
The UK's homes require "dramatic improvements" to meet climate targets, with a national programme of retrofits urgently needed, researchers have said.A study led by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) trialled a series of options to cut the energy use and carbon emissions from heating and powering more than 460 homes.Installing measures to improve the building fabric, including "wrap-around" insulation for solid walls on older Victorian properties and other houses where appropriate, generated energy savings of 31%-45%, the research found.Adding ground source heat pumps — which provide an alternative source of…
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Vivienne Westwood is the canary in the coal mine for Julian Assange
Andrew Butler | thecanary.co | 2020-07-21
This morning Vivienne Westwood took part in a bold demonstration as part of the campaign to prevent Julian Assange from being extradited to the United States. | To find out more about this issue, watch our film Assange: truth on trial. | By Andrew Butler…
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The real lesson from the Russia report is that interference in UK democracy is far closer to home
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-07-21
The long delayed report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) of Parliament on alleged Russian interference in UK politics has now been published. It covers cyber attacks, disinformation, and the role of Russian 'ex-pats'. | However, it failed to examine a number of serious concerns, in particular donations by Russian or Putin-linked oligarchs. Also, the report's focus on Russian interference rather successfully distracts from interfere…
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Gun-toting St Louis couple charged
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-21
A St Louis couple who brandished guns outside their home as non-violent protesters marched against racial injustice nearby have been charged by prosecutors.Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged on Monday with unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a protest outside their mansion last month.Footage of the white couple, who are both personal injury lawyers in their 60s, went viral amid worldwide Black Lives Matter protests.St Louis's top prosecutor, Kim Gardner, told the Associated Press the McCloskeys' actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise peaceful protest."It is illegal t…
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Trump's 2020 Campaign Strategy Is Already an Impressive Train Wreck
Tom Tomorrow | thenation.com | 2020-07-21
Trump's 2020 Campaign Strategy Is Already an Impressive Train Wreck…
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When 'Law and Order' Means Maximum Chaos
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-07-21
When 'Law and Order' Means Maximum Chaos…
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Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Alternative Progressive Vision
Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins | thenation.com | 2020-07-21
Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Alternative Progressive Vision…
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How Will US Warfare Survive the Pandemic?
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2020-07-21
How Will US Warfare Survive the Pandemic?
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Turkey wants to play role in Niger's development
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Turkey wants to take part in the "great vision" of Niger's development plan, Turkey's foreign minister said on Tuesday in the Nigerien capital Niamey."We would like to make a contribution to Niger's development in the areas of transportation, construction, energy, mining and agriculture," Mevlut Cavusoglu told a press conference in Niger, the second stop on a West African tour.Speaking after talks with Nigerien President Issoufou Mahamadou, Cavusoglu said they had spoken at length on boosting relations between the two countries."With the president, we also evaluated [bilateral] cooperation against terrorism. We s…
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Who benefits from the US escalation against Huawei?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-21
The Chinese tech giant Huawei is increasingly being pushed out of Western markets. The most recent blow came last week, when the United Kingdom banned the use of Huawei manufactured components from its 5G networks. This move against Huawei is a direct result of US pressure on its allies to not allow the Chinese company into their markets.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/21/who-benef…

Turkey: Ruling party proposes social media regulations
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Working to fulfill a recent pledge by Turkey's leaders, the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Tuesday submitted a new bill to regulate social media."We aim to end insults and swearing on social media and harassment through this form of media," Ozlem Zengin, the party's deputy group chair, told reporters in parliament.Zengin underlined that the bill is not meant to shut down social media providers, saying: "We're aware of its place in our lives and we're also aware of the extent of its use.""But, in this sense, there is a series of tiered sanctions [in the bill] trying to set a balance between freedoms…
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Iran records highest daily deaths from coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari said 2,625 additional cases were registered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 278,827 infections. Iran's nationwide death toll now stands at 14,634.The alarming surge in daily fatalities has sent shockwaves across the country as the healthcare system is already overwhelmed. The previous record single-day death toll was 221 on June 9.According to Lari, some 3,589 coronavirus patients are presently in "critical condition," which means the daily deaths could rise in coming weeks.One of the first countries in the region to witness the COVID-19 outbreak, the fir…
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Saudi king in stable condition after being admitted to hospital: sources
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
The king, who has ruled the world's largest oil exporter and close U.S. ally since 2015, was undergoing medical checks, state media on Monday cited a Royal Court statement as saying without further details.Three well-connnected Saudi sources who declined to be identified, two of whom were speaking late on Monday and one on Tuesday, told Reuters the king was "fine".An official in the region, who requested anonymity, said he spoke to one of King Salman's sons on Monday who seemed "calm" and that there was no sense of panic about the monarch's health.King Salman received phone calls from the leaders of Kuwait, Bahra…
yenisafak.com/en/world/saudi-king-in-sta…

Africa's coronavirus caseload surpasses 736,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
The number of coronavirus cases in Africa reached 736,288 on Tuesday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.At least 15,418 people have died of the virus, while 391,898 patients have recovered across the continent, according to the latest update.Of the give geographic regions Southern Africa is the hardest hit with 388,000 cases of which 373,600 are in South Africa.North Africa has recorded 138,300 cases, West Africa 109,400, East Africa 57,000 and Central Africa 43,500.In terms of death toll, North Africa suffered the most with 6,000 fatalities, while Southern Africa registered 5,500, West A…
yenisafak.com/en/world/africas-coronavir…

Turkey arrests two Daesh terrorists in N. Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Turkish security forces arrested two terrorists linked to Daesh terror group in northern Syria, just south of the Turkish border, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday."2 DAESH terrorists, who were found to be carrying out terrorist activities in order to disturb the environment of peace and security in the Euphrates Shield region, were detained in an operation," the ministry said on Twitter.Separately, Turkish security forces arrested two people allegedly linked to terrorist organizations along the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, the ministry said in a statement.Since 2016, Turkey has la…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-arrests-two…

Myanmar Muslims struggle to avoid another Muslim-free parliament
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Political parties in Myanmar have geared up for upcoming general elections with Nov. 8 set as the date for crucial polls which will be the first held under the civilian government in more than six decades.The Union Election Commission announced the election date on July 1, inviting candidate registration from the 96 registered political parties from July 20 to Aug. 7.A few days after the commission's announcement, a 16-membered team was formed to assist Muslim candidates in campaigning in their constituencies countrywide. The team includes mainly Muslim legal experts.Spokesman of the team Maung Muang Myint told A…
yenisafak.com/en/world/myanmar-muslims-s…

Pentagon chief looking to visit China this year amid tensions
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to visit China by the end of the year to discuss areas of mutual interest, even as he condemned Chinese maritime activity in the South China Sea."Before the year is out, I hope to visit the PRC for the first time as secretary in order to enhance cooperation on areas of common interest, establish the systems necessary for crisis communications and reinforce our intentions to openly compete in the international system," Esper said, using an acronym for the People's Republic of China.Esper also said that he had not given any orders to withdraw U.S. troops fr…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pentagon-chief-lo…

Google Meet to roll out new security features for video meetings
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it will roll out new security features on its video conferencing platform, Meet, to prevent the participation of uninvited users in video meetings.The company said it is giving meeting hosts increased control over who can "knock" and join their meetings along with other features such as the option to block attempts from users who are not logged into a Google account to join a meeting.For example, the company said, if a knocking request from a user to enter a meeting has been denied multiple times, the user will be automatically blocked from sending more requests. (bit
yenisafak.com/en/technology/google-meet-…

Turkey: Cafes, restaurants can open normal hours again
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Further relaxing restrictions from the height of the coronavirus outbreak, Turkey is now allowing cafes, restaurants, and similar businesses to go back to normal work hours again.Working hour restrictions for certain businesses under the outbreak were lifted in line with recommendations of Turkey's Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, said an Interior Ministry circular sent to all of Turkey's 81 provinces on Tuesday.The businesses include restaurants, cafes, coffeehouses, tea houses, and clubhouses.These businesses will be able to operate within the times specified in their general regulations and licenses, as…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-cafes-resta…

US: Barr decries shooting attack on federal judge
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
US Attorney General Bill Barr has condemned a "lawless, evil" shooting attack which killed a federal judge's son and injured her husband."On behalf of the entire Justice Department, I send my deepest condolences to Judge [Esther] Salas and her family on the death of their son and wish her husband a swift and complete recovery," Barr said Monday in a statement."This kind of lawless, evil action carried out against a member of the federal judiciary will not be tolerated, and I have ordered the full resources of the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service to investigate the matter," he added.A gunman believed to be wearing a…
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Free trade deals never served India well: Top diplomat
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Free trade agreements (FTAs) have never helped India improve its economy, the country's foreign minister has said.In an online interaction on Monday, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar questioned the merits of several arrangements that India had entered "in the name of globalization."He said free trade deals are mostly hailed as a panacea for all economic woes, but a closer look at the actual numbers proves otherwise.The top diplomat said that the trade deficit of countries part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership — a free trade agreement in the Indo-Pacific region that India quit last November — has nearly…
yenisafak.com/en/world/free-trade-deals-…

Sudan's Bashir stands trial for 1989 coup
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir appeared in court on Tuesday in connection with the 1989 military coup that brought him to power.More than 20 former officials are standing trial alongside al-Bashir.Tuesday's trial session was procedural as the defendants appeared in cages amid tight security conditions.In May of last year, the Sudanese prosecution opened an investigation into charges against al-Bashir of undermining the country's constitutional order over the coup.On June 30, 1989, al-Bashir staged a military coup against the government of Prime Minister Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi and ruled the country under what…
yenisafak.com/en/world/sudans-bashir-sta…

White House awards $75 million for new 'Quantum Leap' institutes
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
The White House said Tuesday said it is awarding $75 million for new institutes at three U.S. universities to boost quantum information research.The new "Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes" will each receive $25 million and be housed at the University of Colorado, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Berkeley. The Colorado institute will focus on quantum sensor research, while the Illinois center will focus on quantum architectures and networks and the California center will focus on quantum computing.Quantum computing aims to operate millions of times faster than today's advan…
yenisafak.com/en/technology/white-house-…

Russians seek to travel to Turkey despite restrictions
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Russians are trying to fly to Turkey for a holiday despite the ban on international flights imposed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.Crossing the border with Belarus through the forest or with a certificate of referral for treatment, the Russians then fly to Turkey.In April, after the introduction of a nationwide lockdown in Russia, experts of travel search company Aviasales noted a rise in requests for flights from Minsk — the largest international airport in Belarus — to Turkey.After checking the IP location, they found out that the majority of search queries were made by users from Russia.Since mid-May,…
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Libya: Germany criticizes Egypt's military intervention plan
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Germany on Tuesday criticized Egypt over its plans to militarily intervene in neighboring Libya.Foreign Minister Heiko Maas voiced Berlin's concern during a joint press conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias after their meeting in Athens."Decisions on military deployments cannot be welcomed, as they always bring the danger of further escalation," Maas said, adding that German government has long been trying to de-escalate tensions in Libya, through talks with Libyan parties and regional actors.Maas recalled that the conflict parties were seeking to control provinces of Sirte and Al-Jufra, and argued…
yenisafak.com/en/world/libya-germany-cri…

'Turkey acts more effectively with presidential system'
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Turkey's reflexes under its current presidential system are quicker as well as more effective and comprehensive in responding to regional and global crises, the country's president said on Tuesday."The presidential system of government is the only administrative reform carried out directly by the people's will in our 200-year quest for democracy," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a special Cabinet meeting looking back at the last two years under Turkey's presidential system, adopted in the wake of a 2017 public referendum.Erdogan added that he would willingly change course if a better and more effective system of gov…
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Biden quotes Prophet Muhammad's hadith, wishes US schools taught about Islam
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-21
Former American Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has vowed to address the needs and concerns of Muslim-American communities in the U.S. once he becomes president during an online summit hosted by the organization "Emgage Action."Biden's remarks came on Monday after several prominent Muslim-American leaders endorsed him for president.Praising Islam as "one of the great confessional faiths," Biden told attendees of the Million Muslim Votes that he wished U.S. schools taught more about Islam."One of the things I think is important, I wish we taught more in our schools about…
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How Many Ways Can Israel Wage War On Iran Before The Media Reports It?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
Israel just bombed Iran. And no one noticed. On July 2, 2020, two explosions erupted in Iran, and both seem to have been ignited by Israel. Neither explosion attracted much reporting, and what reporting there has been remains thin and confused. | The first report came out on the afternoon of July 3. The Jerusalem Post picked up a story from Kuwait's Al-Jarida, reporting that a fire had broken out at Iran's civilian Natanz nuclear enrichment site. The Kuwaiti report says that an unnamed senior source informed them that the fire was caused by an Israeli cyber attack. They suggest that Iran will need about two month…
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How Big Telecom Smothers City-Run Broadband
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
Janice Bowling, a 67-year-old grandmother and Republican state senator from rural Tennessee, thought it only made sense that the city of Tullahoma be able to offer its local high-speed Internet service to areas beyond the city limits. | After all, many of her rural constituents had slow service or did not have access to commercial providers, like AT&T Inc. and Charter Communications Inc. | But a 1999 Tennessee law prohibits cities that operate their own Internet networks from providing access outside the boundaries where they provide electrical service. Bowling wanted to change that and introduced a bill in…
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Portland: A Harbinger Of Things To Come?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight as the city's mayor demanded that the agents be removed and as the state's attorney general vowed to seek a restraining order against them. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP) | Masked men in unrecognizable police uniforms jump out of unmarked vans and grab an activist who has been involved in demonstrations against a repressive state. That person is disappeared. Is this Pinochet's Chile, apartheid South Africa or a scene from a John Clancy novel? | No, this is happening in Portland, Oregon, a major…
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Appeals Court Rules Bayou Bridge Pipeline Company 'Trampled' Landowners' Rights
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
July 16, 2020, Lake Charles, LA — Today, the Third Circuit Court of Appeal for the State of Louisiana ruled that the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Company (BBP) violated the due process rights of landowners when it constructed an oil pipeline across their property before acquiring the legal rights to do so. The construction — including clearing trees, trenching, and laying pipe — took place across privately owned land in the ecologically sensitive Atchafalaya Basin. The court awarded each of the property owners $10,000 and legal fees. | In its decision, the court wrote: | When BBP consciously ordered co…
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Bolivia At The Gates Of An Electoral And Political-Military Coup D'état
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
Once the coup d'état was consummated in November, a series of devices were put in place in Bolivia aimed at legitimizing a coup president who came to power in an unconstitutional manner and anointed by the military, who were, together with the police, not the architects but the legitimizers of the coup. | A coup d'état that could have been consummated by a bad decision of the direction of the process of change, which made the third person in the chain of succession, the President of the Senate, Adriana Salvatierra (MAS-IPSP), resign once Evo and Alvaro were out of the country and on their way to Mexico, leaving a…
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Activists Camp At State House For Giving Undocumented Immigrants Driver's Licenses
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
Two groups urging state legislators to include a provision that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses have been encamped outside the State House gates since Friday morning, according to organizers. | "This will put pressure so all the legislators can hear us and pass this bill," said Rolando Oliva, an organizer with Cosecha Massachusetts, in Spanish through a translator as he stood outside the State House late Sunday afternoon. "We have been trying to pass this for 15 years now." | The encampment Sunday afternoon included about 10 tents where activists have been sleeping during the night…
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Ten Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead To Defunding War
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
Since George Floyd was murdered, we have seen an increasing convergence of the "war at home" against Black and brown people with the "wars abroad" that the U.S. has waged against people in other countries. Army and National Guard troops have been deployed in U.S. cities, as militarized police treat our cities as occupied war zones. In response to this "endless war" at home, the growing and thunderous cries for defunding the police have been echoed by calls for defunding the Pentagon's wars. Instead of seeing these as two separate but related demands, we should see them as intimately linked, since the racialized p…
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AFRICOM And The Guise Of Terrorism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
AFRICOM is a deadly tool used to further U.S. interests in Africa, and Kwame Nkrumah would be vehemently opposed to the co-optation of his ideas in service of the re-colonization of Africa by the U.S. empire. | Terrorism is a useful pretext for the U.S. to assert its power, and the lives of millions of African people are bargaining chips that are played by the United States in the New Scramble for Africa. In that sense, the War on Terror has been a success. The United States has vastly expanded its power and influence on the continent through AFRICOM as it vies for full spectrum global dominance over competitors…
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As COVID-19 Stalks Florida's Inmates, So Does Another Plague
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
"They are dying in the heat," said the distraught mother of an inmate at Dade Correctional Institution south of Miami. "What have we done to deserve this. … How is it possible, knowing how hot it is here?" | "We have gone an entire week without a set of showers ‚Å — two were turned off last week because one of them wouldn't turn off, so they just turned the water off and have not been back to fix it," wrote an inmate at Avon Park Correctional Institution, a prison in Highlands County, in an email shared with the Miami Herald. | "Plus the water temp is too hot to stand under and they won't turn…
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Protesters Attacked By Police Are Suing To Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-21
Protesters demonstrating against white supremacy and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's public lynching have been met with illegal repression by law enforcement. Police have utilized toxic chemical and sonic weapons, dangerous projectiles, intrusive surveillance, physical violence and "kettling" to trap demonstrators after dispersal orders are given. People are suing to protect their constitutional rights.Plaintiffs allege that police misconduct resulted in the violation of their First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. They charge that the LAPD used "indiscriminate and unreasonable force agains…
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Monday 7/20: Strike for Black Lives SEIU Livestream (online)
Service Employees International Union | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
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Hamilton and the Iconoclasts of Tomorrow
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-21
This week, 216 years ago, one founding father killed another in a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. On that early July morning, the vice president of the United States squared off against the former secretary of the treasury. As virtually everyone in America now knows, thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton didn't survive the shootout…
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Iran, Iraq to finalize foreign currency deal
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 21 — An official from the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) informed that Iraq and Iran are on the verge of finalizing a foreign currency agreement which will inundate Iran's market with several million US dollars in the near future.
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Iran, Georgia discuss bilateral ties
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Georgia Javad Ghavam Shahidi and the country's Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia met and held talks in Tbilisi on Tuesday.
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Iraqi army, PMU mount new anti-ISIL operation in E Iraq
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — Iraqi Army and PMU, better known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, announced on Tuesday that they have launched an anti-ISIL operation in Diyala province.
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Iran, India set to cooperate to produce 'Remdesivir'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Iranian and Indian Pharmaceutical companies are cooperating to produce Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 at a competitive price, said the deputy chairman of Iran Pharmacists Association.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161268/Iran-India-s…

Rouhani welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Tuesday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161267/Rouhani-welc…

Germany, UK to discuss European trio format on Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas informed of his intention to discuss the European trio format on Iran with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at their upcoming talks.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161271/Germany-UK-t…

Illegitimate US presence, root cause of insecurity in region
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that illegitimate presence of the United States is the main cause of insecurity in the region and Iraq.
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Iran, Iraq to expand customs coop
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration held a meeting with the Iraqi Minister of Finance on Tuesday, conferring on expanding customs cooperation.
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Iran registers 2,625 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,625 people and claimed 229 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.
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VIDEO: Iraqi PM's arrival in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — Heading a high-ranking delegation, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday noon to hold talks with senior Iranian officials, including the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
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Iran seeking to establish trade office in China
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — A member of the Board of Directors of Iran's Chamber of Commerce said that the organization is trying to set up a business office in China.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161275/Iran-seeking…

Unveiling support plans for Armed Forces retirees
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled the support and treatment plans for the retirees of the Armed Forces on Tuesday.
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Iranian delegation due in Kiev next week on Ukrainian plane
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said that Iranian delegation will travel to Ukraine's capital Kiev next week to discuss issues around the Ukrainian plane crash.
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Iran-Russia relations growing exponentially: Lavrov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Iran-Russia relations are growing exponentially.
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Gilan province exports top $160 million in four months
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-21
TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — More than 296,000 tons of commodities worth $162 million were exported from the northern Gilan province during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 20-April 21).
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U.S. battles COVID-19 and Cuba's medical aid
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-07-21
Coronavirus cases surge across the United States with the death toll now topping 140,000. And, Cuba's medical teams fight COVID-19 across the globe.
america.cgtn.com/2020/07/21/u-s-battles-…

Trump orders that illegal aliens NOT BE COUNTED in allocating House seats under 2020 census, provoking Democrat outrage
rt.com | 2020-07-21
Immigrants in the US illegally will be excluded from allocating state seats in the House of Representatives based on the 2020 census, President Donald Trump has announced. Democrats called the move racist and unconstitutional. | On Tuesday, Trump instructed the Department of Commerce to "exclude illegal aliens from the apportionment base following the 2020 census," meaning that non-citizens will not be counted in the population of those states when the number of seats in the House is next apportioned. | The action "reflects a better understanding of the Constitution and is consistent with the principles of our…
rt.com/usa/495434-trump-illegal-aliens-n…

Missouri AG moves to dismiss 'political' charges against St. Louis couple who pointed guns at BLM protesters in 'self-defense'
rt.com | 2020-07-21
Missouri's attorney general is seeking to dismiss felony gun charges brought against a husband and wife who aimed firearms at protesters outside their St. Louis mansion, insisting the couple had a right to defend their home. | State AG Eric Schmitt took to Twitter on Monday night with a video statement and a lengthy series of posts, arguing the case against Mark and Patricia McCloskey — which included a felony firearms charge as well as misdemeanor assault — "threatens to intimidate and deter law-abiding citizens from exercising their constitutional right of self-defense." | "The right to defend one'…
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Florida teachers union sues to stop state school reopening amid Covid-19 pandemic
rt.com | 2020-07-21
Florida's largest teachers' union is suing Governor Ron DeSantis and the state education bureaucracy over their emergency order to reopen schools for the fall, insisting the mandate is "reckless" and "unconscionable." | The suit, which also targets Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, calls for the immediate cancellation of the emergency order, arguing that reopening schools too soon will "inevitably exacerbate the spread of the virus, jeopardize public health, and ultimately cause longer closu…
rt.com/usa/495338-florida-teachers-union…

WATCH: Antifa and parents set up 'shield walls' as protesters lay siege to Portland federal courthouse
rt.com | 2020-07-21
Antifa members and their new reinforcements from parent groups faced off against federal agents in Portland, Oregon, once again, employing shield walls and flanks in tactics reminiscent of the ancient Greeks or Romans. | As midnight approached on Monday, more than 1,000 protesters had gathered outside the federal courthouse. Some among the crowd attempted to tear down barricades outside the courthouse and gain entry, taunting the police inside. Others in the group formed a shield wall to fend off any non-lethal munitions which might be fired at them. | A man climbs up the protective barricade at the Portland f…
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'Education' or 'child abuse'? Wife of ex-Clinton adviser tells parents to WATCH PORN WITH KIDS, igniting internet
rt.com | 2020-07-21
Should children be allowed to watch porn? They will anyway, so parents must watch it with them, says actress Ali Wentworth, the wife of ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos, sending social media into a frenzy. | Wentworth's comments were slipped into a much larger conversation on Debra Messing's 'The Dissenters' podcast last week, but they found themselves highlighted on a number of platforms on Monday evening, especially by conservative pundits. | "In porn, women have been conditioned to look and act a certain way," Wentworth said. "They're performing, and it's dangerous to have boys see this as something wo…
rt.com/usa/495424-parents-watch-porn-kid…

'Why didn't they help my son?' Mother of black teen slain in Seattle's disbanded CHOP zone to slap city with wrongful death suit
rt.com | 2020-07-21
The family of a young black man shot dead in Seattle's former protest encampment, known as "CHOP," has filed a wrongful death claim against the city, arguing first responders failed to offer help as the 19-year-old bled to death. | The family of Lorzeno Anderson filed the claim on Monday through a local law firm, alleging that "Seattle officials created a dangerous environment and city personnel failed to protect or medically assist" the teen…
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Liz Cheney the latest target of Trump loyalists… which is enough to label her 'voice of reason' on the left
rt.com | 2020-07-21
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) has been slammed by multiple members of the GOP's Freedom Caucus, as well as by Donald Trump Jr., for breaking with the president on multiple issues — winning her warm accolades from the left. | During an in-person conference between various Republican representatives on Tuesday, Cheney came under fire from her own political party. Sources in the closed meeting reported that Ohio's Rep. Jim Jordan, a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus and one of the president's more loyal supporters, listed off all the times Cheney has publicly broken ranks with President Donald Trump, inc…
rt.com/usa/495447-liz-cheney-freedom-cau…

Fox stars Tucker Carlson & Sean Hannity face sexual harassment allegations, as former host Ed Henry accused of rape in new lawsuit
rt.com | 2020-07-21
America's ratings leader in cable news has been rocked by new allegations of sexual harassment, with the latest complaint against Fox News implicating its two biggest stars, in addition to accusing former host Ed Henry of rape. | A lawsuit filed on Monday in the US District Court in New York alleged that former Fox News contributor Cathy Areu was harassed by Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and two other Fox anchors, and that former Fox Business Network producer Jennifer Eckhart was sexually assa…
rt.com/usa/495348-fox-carlson-hannity-he…

Yanny or Laurel 2.0? Confusion as reporter accused of calling WH press sec 'lying b**ch' says it was something ENTIRELY different
rt.com | 2020-07-21
Video of a reporter seemingly calling White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany a "lying b**ch" has outraged many — but she claims what was actually said was "engage," and now two opposing camps are battling it out on Twitter. | While taking questions from the press on Tuesday, McEnany was fielding multiple questions at once, one about President Donald Trump's claims of mail-in voting potentially leading to fraud and another from Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett about a claim that there is "tremendous progress" on a Covid-19 vaccine. | After McEnany refused to answer Halkett's question, many on social media…
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'They want to injure my wife and kids': Fox News host Tucker Carlson accuses NYT of trying to reveal his family's home address
rt.com | 2020-07-21
Fox News star Tucker Carlson said the New York Times wants to run a story about the location of his new home. By doing so, the paper wants to hurt has family and force his show off the air, he alleged. | …
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Khabarovsk politicians quit nationalist party after Putin sends fellow LDPR member from Moscow to replace popular local governor
rt.com | 2020-07-21
He might be one of their own, but new Khabarovsk governor Mikhail Degtyarev isn't local enough for two Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) members in the Far Eastern city. They've quit after President Putin sent him to their region. | The two regional government politicians, Petr Emelyanov and Alexander Kayan, opted to leave the far-right LDPR after Degtyarev, an MP from the city of Samara — over 5,000km west of Khabarovsk — was chosen to replace the hig…
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New centre to help create next generation of responsible business leaders
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-21
The Business School will help businesses redefine their approach to leadership through the work of a new research centre.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200253/new-centre-help-create-next-generation

The UK must continue to be at heart of the ERC, says President Gast
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-21
Imperial's President Alice Gast says the UK must continue to be at the heart of the European Research Council (ERC) to remain a science superpower.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200113/the-uk-must-continue-heart-erc

COVID-19 Response Fund: Imperial announces latest grants to tackle pandemic
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-21
Imperial has announced the latest projects to win grants from its donor-backed COVID-19 Response Fund, to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
imperial.ac.uk/news/199834/covid-19-response-fund-imperial-announces-latest

Monday 7/20: Meeting: Proposal to Change the Name of Cabrillo College
Cabrillo College Board of Trustees | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Online: cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97743372616.
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Strike for Black Lives and Working People at McDonald's
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Oakland demonstration part of National Day of Reckoning…
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American Sustainable Business Council has blueprint for a post-covid economy
Ramona du Houx | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
With many stimulus plans in the offing it's clear they must address systemic racism. American Sustainable Business Council has blueprint for a post-covid economy that does that.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/21/1883521…

Thursday 7/23: GLIDE Legacy Committee: Virtual Social Justice Film Festival
GLIDE Legacy Committee | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Online…
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Renewing the Call for Police Oversight
Steve Pleich | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Review Board Can Bring Reforms…
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Oaklanders Stepping Up to Prevent Spread of COVID19 Amongst Unhoused as Government Fails
Hotels Not Graves | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Who Created A Successful Covid19 Hotel Pilot Program for Unhoused Residents in Oakland? Unhoused Leaders & Grassroots Advocates Did…
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Saturday 7/25: CalTrain: Economic "Blood on the Tracks"
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/98880893426?pwd=T3l0Ylc4S0lTQ0… | Meeting ID: 988 8089 3426 | Passcode: Jz83iz…
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Saturday 7/25: Solidarity with Portland! Bay Area March Against Fed Occupation of Portland and Repression
West Coast United Against Authoritarians | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Oscar Grant Plaza…
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The Long History Of Murdered Animal Rights And Environmental Activists
Brandon Kirkwood, Vegan News | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
With the June 19 passing of Regan Russell who died when run over by a slaughterhouse truck at a vigil in Canada, a long horrible chain of violence has been added to.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/21/1883521…

ACLU Sues Federal Agents Over "Unconstitutional Nightmare" in Portland
ACLU Foundation of Oregon | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Organization Seeks to Block Federal Law Enforcement Attacks on Journalists, Legal Observers in Portland…
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The state must cushion the economic impact
Heiner Flassbeck | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Heiner Flassbeck expects a slump of the German GDP of 20-30%, Neither Trump nor Merkel said a word about stabilizing the economy. You can't just shut downthe erconomy and then hope nothing happens. Companies, banks and people must be supported. Money must go to those now becomiing unemployed..
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Wake Up Libby
some yay area comrades | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Last night we sent a wake up call to Libby and a call for action to the whole Bay Area…
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Friday 7/24: LaborFest 2020 presents The film of the musical The Moment Was Now
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
This free event is Friday, July 24 at 6pm and is accessible only online. To register for the event, go here: the_moment_was_now.eventbrite.com | For more information, contact the Alliance for Social and Economic Justice at 415-863-1927 or asej@riseup.net
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Saturday 7/25: LaborFest 2020 presents: Chile & US Healthcare Workers Under COVID-19 & Capitalist Control
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
This is a free LIVE 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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/20/1883518…

Strike for Black Lives targets McDonald's
Jonathan Nack | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Video of marchers going up Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, CA to the McDonald's restaurant at Telegraph and 45th Street. | July 20, 2020 | Video by Jonathan Nack | Oakland, CA…
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A Great Nation Celebrates Our Journey Towards A Juneteenth National Holiday
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act would make June 19 an official annual federal holiday, the first new one created since the 1980s. While officially this would guarantee a day off for federal employees and public schools, in practice many global multinational corporations will follow suit.
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Saturday 7/25: LaborFest: CA Black History Under Attack, Bernard Zakheim's Murals & Bridget "Biddy" Mason
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
This is a free LIVE 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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/20/1883518…

Direct Action to Defund the Out-of-Control Cops Tonight 9 PM Town Clock
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Marty M, also known as Pirate, brutally seized by police, jailed, and charged with felonies for defending a friend's vehiclehome, has reportedly been released after friends paid the ransom ($2500 for a $25,000 bail). To discourage future such anti-homeless abuses and restore real security in our community, come to the Direct Action protest tonight 7-20 Monday at 9 PM at the Town Clock.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/20/1883518…

Saturday 7/25: LaborFest 2020 presents: The 1946 Oakland General Strike – Presentation by Gifford Hartman
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
This is a free LIVE 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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/20/1883517…

Wednesday 7/22: Defund the Santa Cruz Police – End the Seizure of Vehicular Homes
Keith McHenry | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
The Santa Cruz Wharf…
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Reject the "Exigency Clause" Measure — No Martial Law in Oakland
Coalition for Police Accountabiity | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
This letter was written by Cathy Leonard on behalf of CPA in response to the Police Union's addition to a Measure LL [Police Commission] clean-up measure which would allow the city administrator to declare a version of martial law. If Mayor Schaaf really opposes the Portlandization of Oakland, she needs to demand this addition be removed from any police accountability measure now.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/21/1883522…

Mass evictions of 20 million people or more may occur soon
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
20 Million People May Face Eviction In The Midst Of The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/21/1883523…

Alameda Highland Hospital Workers Fight Covid, Privatization, Bullying & Union Busting
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-07-21
Alameda County Highland hospital workers and supporters protested the privatization, lack of health and safety and union busting by the private operator.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/20/1883518…

Trump and His Stooges Prefer Aggression to Cooperation With the Wider World
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-21
At this time of all times, when the world is staggering from the shattering effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, it would be sensible for nations to pull together in order to devise policies and practicalities to counter and defeat the devastation that is taking place and seems likely to increase. Now is the time for cooperation, compromise and mutual assistance in all spheres of medical research and in devising protective measures which can be emplaced and enforced with the minimum of dislocation. Internationalism should be the norm, and the best brains in the world should be in harness, from Beijing to Boston a…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/21/tr…

Pandemic and Hair Trigger Flash Points: an Explosive Situation
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-21
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues its deadly march around the world, a number of relatively dormant conflicts, as well as several well-known flash points, stand ready to place the world on the edge of a major armed conflict. History shows us that during times of stress — economic depression, religious strife, vacuums of political leadership, and public health crises like that which is now plaguing the world — the chances for war increase commensurately. | India and China, which fought a border war in 1962, are against faced off at several key border locations stretching from Ladakh in the western Him…
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki as Collateral Damage
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-21
Jack GILROY | On August 6, 1945 found me in a car with my uncle, Frank Pryal. A NYC plainclothes detective, Uncle Frank drove through the busy streets of Manhattan up to the Central Park Zoo to meet his friend Joe. It was a lively place with families enjoying the animals. Joe, a gorilla, saw Uncle Frank coming and began beating on his chest as we approached. Frank took a cigar from his suit coat pocket, lit it, and gave it to him. Joe took a long drag and blew smoke at us…I remember laughing so hard that I had to bend over to stop. | Uncle Frank and I had no idea at the time, but on that same day in Hiroshima,…
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Selected Articles: The Future of the World Economy
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-21
We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …
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Trump says he'll send federal forces to more leftist-run cities as Dems decry feds' role in Portland riots
rt.com | 2020-07-20
The Trump administration plans to send federal forces to violence-torn cities across the nation to help quell riots and surging crime, regardless of whether Democrat mayors and governors welcome Washington's involvement. | "I'm going to do something, that I can tell you," President Donald Trump said on Monday in the Oval Office. "We're not going to let New York and Chicago, and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these — Oakland is a mess — we're not going to let this happen in our country. All run by liberal Democrats." | The move comes as US House Democrats demand that inspectors g…
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Trump plans to resume his 'successful' televised coronavirus briefings
rt.com | 2020-07-20
US President Donald Trump said on Monday he plans to resume his televised coronavirus briefings. The president wants to tout positive news, even as the pandemic spreads across the country, AFP said. | "I think it's a great way to get information out to the public," he told reporters at the White House. "We're doing very well in so many different ways." The president said he would likely resume on Tuesday. | The White House held dozens of coronavirus briefings over two months in the early stages of the pandemic, but abandoned them in late April.
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Cancel Government Secrecy: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-20
I've been publishing a lot more Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix pieces lately because something shifted here recently and I've been having loads more ideas for pithy tweet-sized observations, and if I don't publish them regularly they'll be hour-long reads. But don't worry if you're more of a fan of the normal essays, I'll still be putting those out as per usual too. | — CJ | ~ | Want a healthy world? End secrecy for the powerful, break up all media and fully democratize it, and decriminalize psychedelics. Stop interfering in people's ability to clearly see what's going on in their world, in thei…
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Cancel Government Secrecy: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-20
~ | Want a healthy world? End secrecy for the powerful, break up all media and fully democratize it, and decriminalize psychedelics. Stop interfering in people's ability to clearly see what's going on in their world, in their nation and in themselves, and a healthy system will naturally arise. | ~ | The amount of power you have over other people should have an exactly inverse relationship to your right to privacy. The more power you have, the less secrecy you should be entitled to. Once your power reaches governmental level or its corporate/financial/political/media equivalent, that secrecy should be zero. | How…
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Trump's police-state attack in Portland, Oregon
wsws.org | 2020-07-20
The crackdown on demonstrators by Trump's fascistic border agents is the latest move in his administration's years-long assault on democratic rights in the United States.
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With secret police, Trump's practicing fascism in the streets of our cities
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-20
Camouflaged secret police turned loose on U.S. citizens in Portland, Oregon, in recent days are likely indicative of what the Trump administration has in store for the entire nation. What started out as the use of dog whistles to racists and fascists early in the administration and soon graduated to trumpets is now unfolding as …
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