2020-07-22: News Headlines

Dave Welsh (2020-07-23). 'Pivot to Peace with China and the World' says San Francisco labor. workers.org San Francisco The following is based on a webinar presentation given on the July 18 Workers World Party webinar: "Why We Defend China." It can be viewed on Facebook at tinyurl.com/y2fevsmx. Military veterans tend to have a deeper understanding of the human costs of war. So it was not surprising . . . |

calvin deutschbein (2020-07-23). Quick facts on China and COVID. workers.org This slightly edited talk was given at the July 16 Workers World Party webinar: "Why We Defend China." The webinar can be viewed at tinyurl.com/yxbbpwwy/. The U.S. ruling class has increasingly turned to misinformation and propaganda campaigns to maintain control of the country during the COVID-19 epidemic and to concoct . . . |

calvin deutschbein (2020-07-23). Anti-racist protests accelerate across North Carolina. workers.org Durham, N.C. July 20 — Throughout North Carolina, from urban to rural areas, the anti-racist uprising continues, most prominently with concurrent anti-jail demonstrations in four counties — Forsyth, Durham, Wake, Mecklenburg — on Friday, July 17. #DefundAvlPD banner dropped in Asheville the week of July 13. Last week the anti-police . . . |

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-22). Trump Regime Wants Social Security and Medicare Weakened. globalresearch.ca On Monday, debate began in Washington on extending aid to unemployed workers and other Americans in need at a time of economic crisis conditions. | Trump wants an unacceptable payroll tax cut, opposed by Dems and many Republicans — for political …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-22). Stepped Up Trump Regime War on China by Other Means. globalresearch.ca Another day, more shoes dropped, escalating US war on China by other means, a scenario fraught with danger by pushing things toward a point of no return that risks belligerent confrontation. | Time and again, US charges against Russia, Iran, China, …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-22). China, QAnon Censorship, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com QAnon is one of the most annoying things on Twitter and its followers are morons. And, also, it is dangerous and unacceptable that monopolistic Silicon Valley tech plutocrats are exerting more and more control over human communication. | I criticize QAnon constantly and find its acolytes intensely irritating. And, also, I don't want monopolistic tech billionaires paternalistically protecting my fragile little mind from them. | Twitter shouldn't be In a corporatist system of government, w…

Joshua Hanks (2020-07-22). Outrage over Trump attack: Portland movement fights back. workers.org 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 . . . |

Alan Macleod (2020-07-22). Anger Over Israeli Decision to Demolish Palestinian COVID-19 Hospital Ahead of Deadly Second Wave. mintpressnews.com "This shows clearly that Israel doesn't care about Palestinian lives…They can't even give us our basic rights to healthcare so we can treat our people from the coronavirus." –Tayseer Abu Sneineh, Mayor of Hebron…

Alan Macleod (2020-07-22). As Congress Blocks Defunding the Pentagon, Here Are Ten Things We Could Have Spent the Money On. mintpressnews.com The National Priorities Project has put together a list of ten better uses for the $74 billion than giving it to one of the world's largest bureaucracies.

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-22). Portland: "Wall of Moms" mobilizes to protect protests from police violence. mronline.org Chanting, "Feds stay clear! Moms are here!," groups of women congregated at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse and other locations in Central Portland. They were met with tear gas, flashbangs, and pepper round bullets, injuring many.

Andre Vltchek (2020-07-22). All Confusion and Contradictions in Trump's Apocalyptic America. dissidentvoice.org In front of White House Americans are angry. I suspected they would be, but I got confirmation that they are, all over the place: in Miami, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Minneapolis, New York, and Boston. Basically, everywhere I went, while "taking pulse and temperature" of this country where I used to live, cumulatively, for more than …

Gary Leupp (2020-07-22). The Statue of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Milwaukee's Veteran's Park. dissidentvoice.org There is a statue of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Milwaukee, in Veteran's Park next to the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. It is a replica of the one at West Point. The general stands there arms akimbo, in that memorable pose he assumed next to the diminutive defeated emperor of Japan in the famous photo …

Juan Cole (2020-07-22). Trump's ISIL Reelection Scheme. zcomm.org Send Federal Agents to Provoke Protesters in Dem Cities, Scare Suburbs…

T.P. Wilkinson (2020-07-22). The Marginalist Counter-Revolution, Science and Medical Social Management. dissidentvoice.org By the time Alfred Marshall became prominent, the theory of capitalism formulated in Marx's Capital had become a theoretical pillar of organised working class politics in Europe. Remarkably the so-called "marginalist revolution", of which Marshall became a leading figure, coincides roughly with the abolition of slavery in Brazil (1886) and a major economic depression.1 Thus the shift …

Medea Benjamin (2020-07-22). Long Overdue For Latin America: A New "Good Neighbor Policy" zcomm.org Universal threats, such as coronavirus and the climate crisis, have taught us the limits of borders and should act as incentives to construct a Good Neighbor Policy for the 21st century based on those principles of non-intervention and mutual respect…

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2020-07-22). Defunding police and challenging militarism, a necessary response to their "battle space" mronline.org The excessive use of force and killings of unarmed Black Americans by police has fueled a popular movement for slashing police budgets, reimagining policing, and directing freed funds to community-based programs that provide medical and mental health care, housing, and employment support to those in need. This is a long overdue development.

Ron Jacobs (2020-07-22). Trumpfen Sturmabteilung (Trump's Stormtroopers). counterpunch.org It is not hard to see the forces kidnapping individuals and teargassing Portland's streets as the Trump administration's private stormtroopers. Although they are operating under the aegis of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the truth is it is the Executive Branch that issued their orders.

Monica Moorehead (2020-07-22). Athletes demand justice for Breonna Taylor. workers.org 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 . . . |

Staff (2020-07-22). Outrage At Maryland's Plan For In-Person Voting Despite Pandemic. therealnews.com Eric Cortellessa, digital editor for the Washington Monthly, talks about Md. Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to make absentee ballots optional—a plan critics say is more expensive and complicated than universal mail-in voting.

Vijay Prashad (2020-07-22). Time is not on our side in Libya. mronline.org Haftar, who was once an intimate of the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is now prosecuting a seemingly endless and brutal war against the United Nation's recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli and led by President Fayez al-Sarraj.

G. Dunkel (2020-07-23). Popular protest shakes former French colony Mali. workers.org Bamako, Mali, July 10. Tens of thousands of Malians in the capital Bamako came out in the streets July 10 for three days of protest demanding the resignation of Mali's president Ibrahim Boubacar KeàØta (IBK). The government reported that 11 people died and 158 were wounded. The opposition — the . . . |

Betsey Piette (2020-07-23). Eviction of Philadelphia houseless camp postponed. workers.org Sterling Johnson at July 13 press conference. Philadelphia Dozens of houseless people set up a tent encampment on June 11, right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, within sight of high-rise towers where rents average $5,000 a month. The encampment grew to nearly 150 people and was named the James Talib-Dean . . . |

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies (2020-07-22). King Joe and the Round Table: Biden's America in a Multipolar World. commondreams.org Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks with U.S. Marine generals before a development meeting between Iraqi and American government officials and Sunni sheikhs September 6, 2007 in Ramadi, Anbar Province, Iraq. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-07-22). As COVID Spikes in California, Latinx Workers Who "Keep the State Going" See Up to 5x the Deaths. democracynow.org Amid a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations across the United States, the Latinx community has been hit especially hard in places like California, where many Latinx workers fill essential jobs as farmworkers and meatpackers. "Latino and people of color basically do the scut work that keep the state going, its economy going, but get very little of the resources," says Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His recent study shows Latinx Californians between the ages of 50 and 64 have died at more than fiv…

Staff (2020-07-22). "Silence the Guns": Africa's CDC Head on Delayed Pandemic, Health Equity & Dangers of War. democracynow.org The African continent has mostly escaped the worst of the pandemic, but the World Health Organization is now warning of an impending acceleration of its spread. "We have always been very clear that the pandemic in Africa was a delayed pandemic, that the continent wasn't spared," says Dr. John Nkengasong, director for Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Staff (2020-07-22). COVID-19 Lays Bare South Africa's Rampant Inequality & Fault Lines of Post-Apartheid Society. democracynow.org COVID-19 infections are skyrocketing in South Africa, now fifth in the world for coronavirus cases, with an already fragile hospital system. "I really think it's our inequality reckoning moment," says Fatima Hassan, a human rights lawyer with the Health Justice Initiative. "All of the fault lines of South Africa's post-apartheid democracy, and its inequality and its violence, is actually coming to the fore."

Staff (2020-07-22). Headlines for July 22, 2020. democracynow.org As U.S. Records 1,000 More COVID-19 Deaths, Trump Admits "It Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better", California Surpasses New York in Total Coronavirus Cases, COVID-19 Death Toll at San Quentin State Prison Reaches 12, HRW: 14 Egyptians Have Died of COVID-19 in Overcrowded Prison, Brazilian COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 80,000; Bolivian Police Recover 400 Bodies, Israel Authorities Demolish Coronavirus Testing Center in West Bank, U.S. Military Infection Rates Soar, Raising Concerns for Areas Near Overseas Bases, Trump Moves to Exclude Counting Undocumented People in Drawing Congressional Districts, Massachusetts…

_____ (2020-07-22). Chris Hedges: This Is Kabir's America. popularresistance.org Robert "Kabir" Luma was 18 when he found himself in the wrong car with the wrong people. He would pay for that misjudgment with 16 years and 54 days of his life, locked away for a crime he did not participate in and did not know was going to take place. Released from prison, he was tossed onto the street, without financial resources and, because of fines and fees imposed on him by the court system, $7,000 of debt. He ended up broke in a homeless shelter in Newark, populated with others who could not afford a place to live, addicts and the mentally ill. The shelter was filthy, infested with lice and bedbugs. | "Yo…

MoveOn (2020-07-22). Thursday 7/23: MoveOn Politics & Flows Chat Guest: Rep. Ilhan Omar. indybay.org Online via livestream…

_____ (2020-07-22). Soros' Sophistry and the Fight to Shape a New Economic Science. strategic-culture.org In my previous articles The form of these false solutions has taken the form of the Green New Deal which…

Zoe PC (2020-07-22). "Where is the money," Hondurans ask government as health care system collapses. peoplesdispatch.org Recent revelations regarding massive corruption are the latest indicator of the rotten state of the health system on Honduras. Meanwhile, the forced disappearance of 4 Garifuna leaders has caused outrage with social movements launching protests…

Greta Anderson (2020-07-22). Save the Saffel Wolf Pack. counterpunch.org There's an old saying about the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. In the West, this could easily apply to public lands ranching and predator management. Ranchers want the predators gone to protect their bottom line but predators are a key part of ecosystem health and are

David Schultz (2020-07-22). Young Man Trump: Or the Portrait of a President as a Young Man. counterpunch.org Effective presidencies are all alike; ineffective presidencies are ineffective in their own ways. Recounting and explaining why the Trump presidency is ineffective has become a cottage industry. Two recent books, John Bolton's The Room Where It Happened and Mary Trump's Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man are the latest of a

Jason M. Thornberry (2020-07-22). Junior Murvin's Vision of Police Brutality. dissidentvoice.org Despite the sustained protests and pleas for justice and peace, demonstrations, and riots, George Floyd's murder continues to resonate because it accompanies an interminable chronicle of shame connecting it to other recent events. It becomes another tragic entry in the Book of Disgrace. In this sense, Floyd becomes other victims of the police. He becomes …

Ursula Huws (2020-07-22). Crunch time for the Platform Management model. mronline.org In what may come to be viewed as a historic court case, a group of UK Uber drivers from London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow have launched a legal action against Uber in the Netherlands, supported by the App Drivers and Couriers Union (ADCU), the International Alliance of App-based Transport Workers (IAATW) and Worker Info Exchange.

Staff (2020-07-22). This Is Not A Drill — 2020: Stand Up, Fight Back. therealnews.com Any strategy about the 2020 elections has to take very seriously the threats and attacks on particular groups and communities. Black, trans, immigrant, and indigenous folks, are organizing hard for radical change and to shape the outcome of the 2020 elections and beyond. In this episode of OrgUp's This Is Not A Drill, hosts Adam…

Joe Bernick (2020-07-22). Arizona's first-ever nurses' union contract signed in Tucson. peoplesworld.org TUCSON—Registered nurses at St. Mary's and St. Joseph's Hospitals in Tucson voted overwhelmingly to approve their first contract with the National Nurses Organizing Committee / National Nurses United last week. The vote was the culmination of a long struggle by the nurses for a voice at the workplace and safe working conditions for themselves and …

Center For Public Integrity (2020-07-22). People of color face mass homelessness as eviction moratoriums end. peoplesworld.org This article about coronavirus evictions was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom based in Washington, D.C. It was written by CPI reporters Sarah Kleiner, Joe Yerardi, and Pratheek Rebala. WASHINGTON—Latoyia Lorraine is about to lose the one thing that has kept her family safe during a global health pandemic: her home. "We're a family …

Monica Moorehead (2020-07-22). NBA players support reporter vs. right-wing senator. workers.org 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 . . . |

Alvaro Rodriguez (2020-07-22). In provocative move, Trump orders shutdown of Chinese consulate in Houston. peoplesworld.org HOUSTON—The Trump administration has ordered the shut down of China's consulate in Houston. Consulate staff have been given a few days to close the facility and vacate all workers. The deadline for closing the consulate is Friday, July 24. The closure of China's consulate marks a sharp escalation of the Trump administration's attacks on China. …

WWNYCDB (2020-07-22). ADA not enough: Disabled people need socialism. workers.org 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. . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-22). Bringing empty shoes to honor the dead, nurses descend on Capitol. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Bringing 160 pairs of empty nurses' shoes to memorialize colleagues lost to the coronavirus pandemic, National Nurses United members descended on the U.S. Capitol to demand Congress order their bosses to provide them with personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of the next economic stimulus law. The nurses carefully arrayed the shoes on the Senate …

Jane Cutter (2020-07-22). Shoreline, WA: 13-yr old Black organizer threatened with lynching, community to march in support. liberationnews.org Liberation News speaks with Shoreline BLM organizers Darnesha and Mikayla Weary.

Daryan Rezazad (2020-07-22). Iran-China Deal Must be Green. counterpunch.org When ultra-conservative members of Iran's parliament and the usual neo-con suspects within the United States power structure agree on an issue you can be certain geopolitical watchers will be getting the popcorn out and will want to find out what is really going on. For now nobody has the full details of the Iran-China deal though this

Editor (2020-07-22). Time for the next great leap. workers.org 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 . . . |

Mike Hastie (2020-07-22). Tear Gas, Beatings and Projectiles in Portland. counterpunch.org The last couple of nights I have been heavily involved in demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. ( July 18-19, 2020.) As most of you probably know these demonstrations have been going on in front of the Federal Justice Center for over 50 straight nights. Since Trump called in the Feds, the turmoil and violence has escalated. We

Keith Hoeller (2020-07-22). Colleges layoff underpaid adjuncts then challenge their unemployment claims. mronline.org Unemployment insurance laws were developed prior to the widespread use of contingent faculty, and were designed to prevent K-12 teachers and full-time college professors from collecting unemployment during scheduled term breaks and summer vacations when they weren't teaching. In nearly all states, these laws are being used to prevent adjuncts, who have since become the …

Eds. (2020-07-22). Reform won't end police sexual violence. mronline.org The legal right to sexual violence is part and parcel of policing. This will not end until we eliminate police discretion over women's bodies.

Makasi Motema (2020-07-22). Revolución y democracia proletaria. workers.org 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 . . . |

RT (2020-07-22). Pangs of conscience or howl of an empty wallet? Steele claims he never meant for infamous Russiagate dossier to go public. rt.com Former British spy Christopher Steele insists he never wanted the notorious Trump dossier, which was central to the Russiagate investigation, to be made public. The belated pang of conscience emerged in response to a new lawsuit. | Steele would have done "whatever I could do to prevent" BuzzFeed from publishing the dossier, he told London's High Court in a written statement on Wednesday. | The document, which Steele compiled at the behest of the US opposition research firm Fusion GPS and Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016, was published in early January 2017, shortly before Donald Trump's inauguration. | The f…

The Canary (2020-07-22). Corbyn says Labour's choice to pay damages to ex-staffers was 'a political decision, not a legal one'. thecanary.co Labour will pay "substantial damages" to former employees who contributed to a TV programme on its handling of antisemitism. The party also issued an apology over what it said were "defamatory and false allegations" made following a BBC Panorama investigation.Jeremy Corbyn said it was "disappointing" that the party had settled the claim, adding that it was a "political decision, not a legal one". | Seven former employees from the party's governance and legal unit, who were responsible for the investigation of allegations of misconduct by party members, sued Labour after it issued a press release describing them a…

Kenneth Surin (2020-07-22). The UK's Sinking Brexit Ship. counterpunch.org Boris Johnson and his Tory colleagues are playing a game that is doomed to fail where the twin threats of the Covid pandemic and Brexit are concerned. As the UK careens towards a No Deal Brexit, the "message" is that the economic and social disaster caused by a No Deal Brexit is really to be attributed to the pandemic, while another "message" is that the country will be "back to normal" by Christmas with regard to the pandemic, leaving the decks miraculously clear for a mighty effort to stem the calamitous No Deal Brexit.

Tim Libretti (2020-07-22). GOP says workers are lazy, don't deserve HEROES Act unemployment help. peoplesworld.org Are the majority of Americans lazy and averse to work? Would they prefer not to work and to enjoy a free ride from the government? How we answer this question, or how congressional leaders answer it, shapes what is really life-or-death legislation coming out of Washington, particularly with regards to COVID-19 relief packages. Republicans have …

The Canary (2020-07-22). Israelis block entrance to parliament amid intense protests. thecanary.co A night of intense protests against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government has seen dozens of Israeli demonstrators chain themselves together and briefly block the entrance to parliament.Police arrested four and broke up the gathering, which was called to protest against an upcoming vote to grant the government sweeping authority to bypass parliament in enacting measures to combat coronavirus.It came against the backdrop of a fresh outpouring of discontent with Netanyahu. Protests outside his residence have become a weekly occurrence, with police increasingly taking harsher measures against…

The Canary (2020-07-22). Twitter cracking down on Trump-backing conspiracy theory QAnon. thecanary.co Twitter has said it will crack down on accounts and content related to QAnon, the far-right US conspiracy theory popular among supporters of Donald Trump.The measures include banning accounts associated with QAnon content, as well as blocking URLs associated with it from being shared on the platform.Twitter also said it will stop highlighting and recommending tweets associated with QAnon."We've been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm," the company said in a tweet.(Andrew Matthews/PA)Accounts that are "engaged in violations of our multi-acc…

The Canary (2020-07-22). Ireland releases 'green list' of countries for travel and Great Britain's not on it. thecanary.co Ireland's government has released its "green list" of destinations for safe travel, with Italy and Greece included but Great Britain a notable omission.People arriving from Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino will not be required to isolate for two weeks.Others arriving from overseas — with limited exceptions such as essential supply chain workers — are required to fill in a passenger locator form and self-quarantine for 14 days.People travelling from the north of Ireland are not subject to restrictions…

The Canary (2020-07-22). Humanitarian crisis warning as South Asia floods displace millions and kill 550. thecanary.co More than 9.6 million people across South Asia have been affected by severe floods, with hundreds of thousands struggling to get food and medicine, officials and aid organisations said.About 550 people have died in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, while millions have been displaced from their homes since the flooding began last month, said the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).The organisation warned of a humanitarian crisis, saying that close to one third of Bangladesh has already been flooded, with more flooding expected in the coming weeks.It said 2.8 million people have been…

Bill Julian (2020-07-22). Weaponizing Intellectual Property: the Scientist and the Spy. counterpunch.org China is the latest in the long list of post-World War II villains who threaten the American way of life, or America's deserved spot at the head of the table, or the peace and prosperity of America's allies, or the values of the West. China's particular threat is its ambition to replace the US at

RT (2020-07-22). Hulu becoming Hillary network: Second series about Clinton will explore 'alternative history' where she never married Bill. rt.com Streaming service Hulu is working on their second Hillary Clinton series, this time exploring an "alternative history" where the former first lady never marries Bill, and how that would have affected her "extraordinary mind." | The idea is based on the The show, muc…

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-22). The Heat: Lebanon's economy collapses and the pandemic takes a toll in the Middle East. america.cgtn.com Lebanon faces its worst crisis since the Civil War. Is the country on the brink of financial collapse?>

RT (2020-07-22). Police investigate photo of CHILD crying under man's knee in copy of George Floyd arrest after online outrage — reports. rt.com A disturbing photo showing a supposed BLM supporter putting his knee on the neck of a small child, mimicking the arrest of George Floyd, has triggered outrage online and apparently prompted a police investigation in Ohio. | The Clark County Sheriff's Office reportedly launched an investigation into the alarming image, which was captioned "Blm now mf." According to local news channel WHO TV7, law enforcement and medics visited two addresses connected with the case on Tuesday, but no arrests were made. | In the photo, a tattooed man wearing only shorts is shown putting his right knee on top of the neck of a todd…

RT (2020-07-22). 'We won't retreat': DHS chief defends 'proactive arrests' amid Portland riots, stokes Minority Report dystopia outcry (VIDEOS). rt.com The head of the Department of Homeland Security set off alarms after saying that federal agents were making 'proactive' arrests in Portland amid heated protests, drawing comparisons to the dystopian "pre-crime" of Minority Report. | Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf appeared on a Fox News segment on Tuesday night, discussing the ongoing protests and rioting across Portland, which he says have continued for "52 nights in a row" as federal officers there are stretched to the limit. | "Because we don't have that local law enforcement support, we are having to go out and proactively arrest individuals, and we need…

RT (2020-07-22). 'Example of white supremacy': Activists blame 'MAGA 2020' mural request for destruction of BLM mural in California. rt.com An online petition states that the removal of a BLM mural in a California city is "white supremacy" in action. They say officials destroyed it after a local woman applied for a permit to paint a pro-Trump message. | The 17-foot (5m) mural in downtown Redwood City was scrubbed in order to avoid "driver confusion and traffic accidents," city spokesperson Jennifer Yamaguma told local media, adding that the authorities will no longer permit "art" installations to appear on the streets. | The mural was painted earlier this month by a local resident named Dan Pease. Local media reported that the city had not only au…

RT (2020-07-22). Trump says 'always possible' he'll shut down more Chinese consulates after Beijing vows retaliation for Houston facility closure. rt.com US President Donald Trump said he could shutter additional Chinese consulates following the closure of a diplomatic facility in Texas, leaving the door open for further escalation as tensions soar between the two nations. | The comment came during a White House presser on Wednesday, following the State Department's decision to order a Chinese consulate in Houston to shut down within 72 hours "in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans," according to a department spokesperson. | "I guess they were burning documents and burning papers," Trump said, referring to the Chinese consulate staff.

RT (2020-07-22). 'War zone': 14 injured in crossfire as Chicago funeral attendees fire back at drive-by shooters (VIDEO). rt.com Fourteen people have been injured in a shooting at a funeral home in Chicago, Illinois, according to police. The incident saw an exchange of gunfire between attendees and the assailants, who fled the scene and remain at large. | The incident unfolded on Tuesday evening in Chicago's Auburn Gresham community on the South Side, where police superintendent Eric Carter said more than a dozen people were shot outside a funeral home, noting that the victims are being treated at 5 different area hospitals. | 14 People were just wounded in a mass shooting outside a funeral in Chicago's South Side. Witnesses described i…

RT (2020-07-22). WATCH: NYPD clears out 'Occupy City Hall' camp after weeks-long standoff. rt.com NYPD officers in riot gear, armed with shields and helmets, cleared out the weeks-long 'Occupy City Hall' encampment in Manhattan's City Hall Park overnight. According to the police, it was a planned operation. | Footage from the scene shows the moment officers descended on the camp and warned protesters to leave or be arrested. | #nycprotest pic.twitter.com/Ia4HpxhvSy— Max Hornig (@swarmofgaybees) July 22, 2020 RT (2020-07-22). Twitter bans 'QAnon activity & content' in sweeping censorship move… bringing national attention to fringe conspiracies. rt.com Twitter has announced a mass ban for thousands of profiles linked to the so-called QAnon community and any related content, citing potential "offline harm," but critics insist the purge will only raise the movement's profile. | The social media giant said it would permanently suspend accounts that share content associated with the conspiracy-minded community, arguing such posts could lead to real world harm, though it did not explain how. The sweeping ban will affect up to 150,000 accounts, 7,000 of which have already been wiped from the site, NBC News reported, citing a company spokesperson. | In addition, we…

RT (2020-07-22). Ohio House Speaker arrested after FBI raid in $60mn 'racketeering conspiracy' probe. rt.com The speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Larry Householder (R), was arrested in an FBI raid on his farm, part of a bribery and racketeering probe into an alleged $60 million in illicit transactions with energy lobbyists. | Householder and four associates were taken into custody on Tuesday following FBI raids, the Department of Justice

RT (2020-07-22). Trump vows 'NEVER' to defund police, says HUNDREDS of federal law enforcement will be sent to Chicago as part of Operation Legend. rt.com President Donald Trump has announced the deployment of 'hundreds' of federal law enforcement officers to Chicago as part of a federal crackdown on violent crime in the US, pledging to "never" defund the police. | The FBI, Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals and other federal agencies will be sending officers to Chicago, the president announced, noting that more than 400 people have been killed in the city just this year, and over a thousand injured in shootings. | "We will not stand by and watch it happen," Trump said. | Americans of all races and in all postal codes deserve to live in safety and "no…

RT (2020-07-22). Nearly half of Americans think 'cancel culture' has gone TOO FAR… but 2 in 5 admit participating in it. rt.com Most Americans familiar with "cancel culture" — deplatforming or firing people due to public outcry over a supposedly offensive or objectionable comment or action — believe it's done serious harm to society, a new poll has found. | Some 46 percent of Americans think cancel culture "has gone too far," according to the While just over a quarter (26 percent) of respondents claimed to have no opinion on the matter,…

RT (2020-07-22). More election meddling? US telecoms shut down Trump's campaign texts as 'spam' & took a week to respond. rt.com President Donald Trump's reelection campaign saw its texts to potential supporters blocked by contractors for major mobile operators, in another episode prompting concerns over communication platforms' influence over US elections. | A test run of the voter outreach program launched by the Trump campaign over the July 4 weekend was "abruptly shut down" on networks run by Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T, Politico

RT (2020-07-22). 'Nothing lawful in those barracks': 7 Italian police officers arrested over drug trafficking & torture. rt.com Italy has been shocked by a massive scandal in the wake of the arrest of seven Carabinieri officers suspected of being involved in a series of crimes ranging from drug trafficking to unlawful arrests and torture. | In an unprecedented move, prosecutors in the northern Italian city of Piacenza closed down and sequestered the local Carabinieri barracks as part of an investigation against officers operating from it. Six local officers were taken into custody and one put under house arrest. | "Nothing that was going on in those barracks was legal," Piacenza Chief Prosecutor Grazia Pradella told journalists. Only o…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-22). Israel demolishes COVID-19 testing facility in Hebron, Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org On July 21, Tuesday, Israeli armed forces demolished a Palestinian COVID-19 testing facility in Hebron in the south of occupied West Bank. The testing facility was doubling up as a quarantine center for Palestinians suspected of having contracted COVID-19. Construction at the drive-through facility was still in the process of being completed when the Israeli authorities carried out the demolition citing lack of Israeli construction permits. | The owner of the land and the testing facility told Turkish Anadolu Agency that prior to the demolition on Tuesday, construction was underway for the last three months. Acco…

Ali Salam (2020-07-22). PLO Member Condemns Israel's Theft of 1600 Year old Religious Artifact. imemc.org Executive Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official condemned, on Monday, the Israeli expropriation of an ancient baptismal font, from Teqoua' town, southeast of Bethlehem city, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. "Israel's theft of a baptismal font dating back to the Byzantine era from Bethlehem, overnight Sunday, is …

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Tally of coronavirus deaths in Bahrain tops 130. yenisafak.com Health authorities in Bahrain recorded additional deaths from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, while Palestine reported fresh cases. | The Bahraini Health Ministry said two people died from the virus over the past 24 hours, while a total of 894 fresh infections were recorded. | The Gulf state's tally to date now stands at 37,316 cases, including 130 deaths, and 33,455 recoveries. | In Palestine, the Health Ministry said 356 new infections were registered, bringing the total to 11,279 cases, including 67 deaths, and 2,124 recoveries. | The given figures cover the occupied West Bank, the blockaded Gaza Strip and…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-07-22). Lithuania's Upcoming Elections Will Determine Its Future Relations with Poland. globalresearch.ca Andrzej Duda's victory in the recent Polish presidential election will likely affect affairs in Lithuania, especially as Duda has a strong relationship with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausƒóda. Nausƒóda is not only a strong ally of Duda, but he …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-22). Could a New Palestinian-Israeli Prisoner Exchange Be in the Works? mintpressnews.com Various signs indicate that a prisoner exchange between Israel and Palestinian groups is drawing near. The question is, will Netanyahu unleash his winning political card now, or will he wait till later, when he needs it most?

Tony Cartalucci (2020-07-22). Washington's Anti-Chinese "Pan-Asian Alliance" globalresearch.ca One of Washington's reoccuring dreams is creating a "pan-Asian alliance" to encircle and contain China's economic and political rise. Unable to do this through regime change, economic incentives, military alliances, or even coercion and terrorism, it has drawn deeper and …

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2020-07-22). Thursday 7/23: Organizing Meeting: Stop Police Violence – Slash the SFPD Budget. indybay.org This online meeting will be held on Zoom. | REGISTER at bit.ly/Slash-SFPD-Budget…

WSWS Repost (2020-07-22). California judge rules against Socialist Equality Party candidates. indybay.org Federal District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee handed down a ruling on Tuesday against the lawsuit filed by the SEP, which argues that California's ballot access laws are "effectively impossible" to satisfy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Front (2020-07-22). Video: Israel Responds with Force to Iranian Plans to Deploy Air Defense Systems in Syria. globalresearch.ca Late on July 20, the Israeli Air Force carried out a new wave of airstrikes on the southern countryside of the Syrian capital of Damascus. According to Syria's state-run news agency SANA, Israeli warplanes launched missiles from the airspace over …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-22). US Exports Russian Election Meddling Hoax to Britain. globalresearch.ca Britain is an appendage of US imperial policy, complicit in its high crimes of war and against humanity — the supreme crime against peace. | Both countries are also united in waging war by other means against sovereign independent countries free …

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Photo: Afghan Girl Wielding AK-47 Eliminates Two Taliban Fighters After They Killed Her Parents. sputniknews.com An Afghan teenager is being lauded as a hero after she allegedly carried out the successful revenge killing of two Taliban militants after they murdered both of her parents.

WSWS (2020-07-22). COVID-19 cases reach 15 million worldwide with 4 million in the US alone. wsws.org The United States is in the unique position of being the only developed nation to face such a disastrous and expanding outbreak.

Renee Parsons (2020-07-22). There Is No Science to Support Mandatory Face Masks. A Symbol of Social Submission? globalresearch.ca As the distraction of BLM/Antifa riots and the coronavirus have consumed much attention and energy, the social engineering agenda of the World Economic Forum's

Vyshakh T (2020-07-22). India and Bangladesh suffer brunt of annual flooding. peoplesdispatch.org Parts of north-eastern India and Bangladesh are yet again reeling under floods with millions affected. These are almost an annual event. Yet authorities have failed to respond adequately to the situation.

Jitu Brown (2020-07-22). Trump to Send Federal Troops to Protests in Chicago & Seattle. zcomm.org "We're looking at the infringement on our rights that is just escalating"

Ali Salam (2020-07-22). Large Area of Palestinian-owned Land Expropriated for Israeli 'National Park'. imemc.org Israeli authorities seized large tracts of agricultural land, near Jabal al-Fureidis ("Mountain of the Little Paradise") in Beit Ta'mir, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Director off the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijeh, said that the Israeli authorities issued military orders …

Ethan Huff (2020-07-22). Andrew Wakefield Releases "1986: The Act" Film All About Big Pharma's Immunity from Vaccine Liability. globalresearch.ca The much-anticipated 1986: The Act film by Andrew Wakefield has finally Now available for …

Collective 20 (2020-07-22). What Would the NHS Look Like if it Took Health Promotion Seriously? zcomm.org Authoritarian decision-making is another way in which social inequalities are maintained within the NHS…

Nick Licata (2020-07-22). Trump Plays Economy Card Hoping to Win the Game. zcomm.org Expect Trump and the Republican controlled Senate to push for something akin to Trump's 2018 Tax Cut Act after labor-day, when the swing voters will finally focus on the election…

WSWS (2020-07-22). EU Summit agrees to €750 billion fund for the banks and corporations. wsws.org The agreement will provide a new revenue stream for European states to give handouts to corporations, and a new mechanism for austerity across the continent.

Fight Back (2020-07-22). Federal officers seen dragging protesters into unmarked vans in Portland. fightbacknews.org Portland, OR – For weeks now, officers under the oversight of the Department of Homeland Security have been terrorizing the residents of Portland Oregon in new attempts to stamp out the protest movement that has been ongoing since the killing of George Floyd. These officers can be seen in various videos wearing nondescript camo fatigues with no markings indicating who they are or, or what agency they are working for. These same federal officers nearly killed a protester in Portland last week after shooting him in the head with a 'less-lethal' impact device. | In an intensification of an already overzeal…

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2020-07-22). A Jubilee Moment in Pandemic America? zcomm.org The Poetry of a Movement to Change This Country…

Fight Back (2020-07-22). The Wisconsin District of FRSO condemns the deployment of federal agents to Milwaukee. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Last week, unmarked federal agents in military uniforms grabbed protesters off the streets of Portland, Oregon, and threw them into unmarked black vans. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claimed responsibility for the shadowy operation, citing "graffiti" as their justification for snatching activists off the street and interrogating them. | Now, Milwaukee has been named by the Trump administration as one of the cities that would likely be targeted for deployment of Homeland Security Investigation agents. Some Milwaukee activists have reported spotting unidentified agents in military gear n…

Kent Wong and Rev. James Lawson, Jr (2020-07-22). Strike for Black Lives Aligns Worker Justice and Racial Justice. zcomm.org The strike for Black Lives highlights the fundamental link between worker rights and racial justice. This growing alliance also addresses the dual role of police in repressing both worker organizing and black and other communities of color…

_____ (2020-07-22). The Russia Report — What this Whitewash really says. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: The main thrust of this whitewash of a report was this — and I quote — "the security services actively avoided looking for evidence." This long-awaited and hugely redacted report was, by any stretch of the imagination deplorable in every sense. If this is the best that the Intelligence and Security Commission of …

C.J. Hopkins (2020-07-22). GloboCap àºber Alles. dissidentvoice.org So, how are you enjoying the "New Normal" so far? Is it paranoid and totalitarian enough for you? If not … well, hold on, because it's just getting started. There is plenty more totalitarianism and paranoia still to come. I know, it feels like forever already, but, in fact, it has only been a few …

WSWS (2020-07-22). US indicts Chinese nationals on trumped-up hacking charges. wsws.org Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi are accused by the US government of hacking private computer networks with assistance from the Chinese government in order to steal intellectual property, including COVID-19 research.

William rivers Pitt (2020-07-22). The Most Dangerous President Ever Threatens Not to Leave Office, Again. zcomm.org The rill of time between November and January will be one of the most dangerous phases this nation has ever passed through…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-22). Abduction of senior journalist widely condemned in Pakistan. peoplesdispatch.org Senior Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan, known for his harsh criticism against the Pakistani military and the ruling dispensation headed by prime minister Imran Khan, was attacked by unidentified persons back in September 2017, as well…

Dean Baker (2020-07-22). The $24 an Hour Minimum Wage. cepr.net The push for a $15 an hour minimum wage has developed considerable political momentum over the last decade. It is a very real possibility that we will see legislation imposing a national minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2024, if Joe Biden wins the election this fall. That would be a great thing, it …

OCHA (2020-07-22). OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (30 June — 13 July 2020). imemc.org The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) — Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 30 — Jul 13, 2020) Biweekly Highlights On 9 July, Israeli forces shot and killed a 33-year-old Palestinian man, and injured another, next to the West Bank village of Kifl Haris (Salfit). Israeli official …

WSWS (2020-07-22). Germany: The "riots" in Frankfurt and the right-wing network in the police. wsws.org The Frankfurt "riots" are being used by the German government to increase police powers and justify and strengthen radical right-wing structures in the state apparatus.

The Alternative World (2020-07-22). Is 'Cancel Culture' Threatening Freedom of Speech? thealtworld.com Many public figures are being shamed on social media for expressing their points of view. But now some of America's most prominent intellectuals are fueling the debate over free speech. In an open letter in Harper's Magazine, they write of a climate intolerance and of being ostracized for expressing controversial views. So, is the 'cancel culture' phenomenon justified? Or does it spell the erosion of public discourse? | Guests: | Claire Potter | Author and Opinion Writer at The New York Times | Waqas Mirza | Freelance Journalist and Writer | Kelechi Egwim | Activist and Executive Director of APPEAL Incorporated…

IMEMC News (2020-07-22). Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Carwash Facility In Beit Ummar. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished a carwash facility, under the pretext of being constructed without a permit. Mohammad Ayyad Awad, a local nonviolent media activist, said the carwash facility is in the al-Qarn area of Beit Ummar, …

Abdul Rahman (2020-07-22). Workers returning from crisis-hit Gulf economies need state support back home. peoplesdispatch.org The six states in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) can expect an average economic downfall of 7.6% this year, according to the revised estimates of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF had earlier predicted in April an overall 3% decline in these economies. While the projections may delay economic projects in some of these countries, the impact on millions of migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Egypt and Bangladesh, among others employed in the Gulf, may be deeper and more significant. This is particularly due to lack of any social security net for most of these workers in the host countries which m…

John C. A. Manley (2020-07-22). Forced Masking a "Coercive Practice Designed to Drive Up Vaccination Rates" Rules Hospital Arbitrator. globalresearch.ca Back in 2018, the Toronto Academic Health Science Network had a mandatory masking policy in place for nurses and health care workers, according to the

WSWS (2020-07-22). Letter from a student in China on the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org "People are worried that on top of the hardship they have already gone through, they would face more unknown, long-term, and negative consequences from the pandemic."

WSWS (2020-07-22). COVID-19 cases surging again in Japan. wsws.org As during the earlier stages of the pandemic, the government is refusing to make the necessary resources available to properly protect people and their livelihoods.

splcenter (2020-07-22). Explained: How Betsy DeVos is robbing public schools of desperately needed COVID-19 aid. splcenter.org This is a time of crisis for public schools. States and municipalities are facing huge budget shortfalls due to reduced tax revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the cost-cutting measures that are sure to follow will hit our public schools hard.

WSWS (2020-07-22). Report exposes crisis in American university health care systems as coronavirus cases skyrocket. wsws.org The response of university administrators over the poor state of health care on college campuses is to seek immunity from any legal accountability.

WSWS (2020-07-22). Despite withdrawal of ICE ruling, international students in the US remain at risk. wsws.org Amid an intensifying anti-immigrant and anti-China campaign, Trump's tactical retreat from the July 6 ruling putting international students at risk of deportation is not any cause for celebration.

Fight Back (2020-07-22). Oscar Lopez Rivera desea feliz cumpleaños y libertad a Simón Trinidad. fightbacknews.org En repuesta a la llamada por deseos por el cumpleaño del president politico Simón Trinidad, El Comité Nacional a Liberar Ricardo Palmera recibió un mensaje de video del preso politico Puerto Riqueño, Oscar Lopez Rivera. Lopez Rivera injustamente pasó 35 años encarcelado en los EEUU por luchando la independencía de su patria. Abajo está la transcripción de su mensaje. | "Quiero tomar este momento para desear al de feliz cumpleaño compañero, Simón Trinidad. El es uno de los héroes de nuestros países, uno de los héroes que está preso porque quiere luchar por la independencía, la soberanía de Colombia y por un mundo…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-22). Youth groups denounce French imperialism in former African colonies. peoplesdispatch.org Several communist and anti-imperialist youth groups protested on July 18, Saturday, demanding an end to French imperialist military and economic maneuvers in its former colonies in Africa…

Raul Diego (2020-07-22). Israel Leaking Evidence of Its Involvement in Covert Iran Bombing Campaign that Threatens to Spark a Wider War. mintpressnews.com A relentless campaign of aggression against Iran is entering a new phase with cyberattacks on military and civilian targets that aim to cripple Rouhani's government and set the stage for wider conflict in the Middle East.

yenisafak (2020-07-22). UK's Prince Philip hands over patronage of the Rifles after 67 years. yenisafak.com Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, made a rare public appearance on Wednesday to hand over his patronage of the Rifles to Prince Charles's wife, Camilla, after 67 years of association with the infantry regiment.A former naval officer renowned for his sometimes brusque manner and humour, Philip married Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became queen. He is now by far the longest-serving consort of any British monarch.Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been colonel-in-chief of the Rifles since its formatiion in 2007 but his connection to the regiment stretches back to 1953 as…

_____ (2020-07-22). UK Blinks in China Face-Off. strategic-culture.org The much-touted tough measures promised by the British government against China over alleged human rights violations turned out to be a damp squib. No doubt a sudden reality-check of the British economy's dependence on China had a sobering effect on Downing Street's reckless antagonism towards Beijing. | Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made a much anticipated

Micheal Mac Donncha (2020-07-22). Centenary of the Belfast Pogrom 1920. globalresearch.ca When the Partition of Ireland was first proposed in 1914 James Connolly said that such a scheme would mean "a carnival of reaction both North and South". In the summer of 1920, as the British government unleashed the Black and …

James O'Neill (2020-07-22). The 1975 Coup that Australia Still Fails to Confront. dissidentvoice.org We have recently been able to view the early 1970s communications that took place between the then Governor General John Kerr and Buckingham Palace. This has been thanks to the tireless work of Melbourne academic Professor Jenny Hosking. The mainstream media have published extracts from this correspondence. The picture that emerges from the correspondence, chiefly …

WSWS (2020-07-22). Australian government slashes pandemic payments to workers after suspending parliament. wsws.org The blatant purpose of the cuts is to give workers no choice but to go back into unsafe workplaces regardless of the rising danger of COVID-19 infection.

Derrick Z. Jackson (2020-07-22). When COVID-19 Science Comes Home to Roost. commondreams.org Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (left) and Governor Brian Kemp (right) (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jonathan Cook (2020-07-22). Israel's Jewish National Fund Is Uprooting Palestinians — Not Planting Trees. globalresearch.ca The Jewish National Fund, established more than 100 years ago, is perhaps the most venerable of the international Zionist organisations. Its recent honorary patrons have included prime ministers, and it advises UN forums on forestry and conservation issues. | It is …

Jonathan Cook (2020-07-22). Liberal Zionism Begins to Make the Journey Towards a One-state Solution. globalresearch.ca Peter Beinart, an influential liberal commentator on Israel and Zionism, poked a very large stick into a hornets' nest this month by admitting he had finally abandoned his long-cherished commitment to a two-state solution. | Variously described as the "…

Jonathan Cook (2020-07-22). An Israeli Charity Group is uprooting Palestinians not planting Trees. dissidentvoice.org The Jewish National Fund, established more than 100 years ago, is perhaps the most venerable of the international Zionist organisations. Its recent honorary patrons have included prime ministers, and it advises UN forums on forestry and conservation issues. It is also recognised as a charity in dozens of western states. Generations of Jewish families, and …

Tom Coburg (2020-07-22). There's more than a whiff of corruption hinted at in the ISC report on Russia. It stinks. thecanary.co The Russia

Steve Topple (2020-07-22). There are rumours Starmer is about to remove the whip from Corbyn. thecanary.co A reporter for the Jewish Telegraph has Starmer: about to kick Corbyn out?: | Adam Cailler

Tausif Noor (2020-07-22). Bernadette Mayer's 'Emotional Science Project'. thenation.com Bernadette Mayer's 'Emotional Science Project'

Sasha Abramsky (2020-07-22). George Goehl Talks Deep Canvassing During the Age of Covid. thenation.com George Goehl Talks Deep Canvassing During the Age of Covid…

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2020-07-22). A New America Is Possible—Now. thenation.com A New America Is Possible—Now…

Maria Espinoza (2020-07-22). You're a Doc, You've Got This, but Your Face Shield's Foggy. thenation.com You're a Doc, You've Got This, but Your Face Shield's Foggy…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Bangladesh struggles to tackle raging COVID-19, floods. yenisafak.com Bangladesh on Wednesday registered 42 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus, while floods in the country have claimed lives of 86 people, authorities said.The death from the coronavirus in the country rose to 2,751, with total number of infections reaching 213,254 after 2,744 fresh cases were reported over the past 24 hours, a Health Ministry official said.The recovery rose to 54.96% with some 1,805 new recoveries over the past day, bringing the total number of recoveries to 117,202, said Nasima Sultana, a director at the ministry, in a regular media briefing.The country has so far conducted a total of 106,66…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). US has contract with Pfizer for 100 mln coronavirus vaccine doses. yenisafak.com U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday the federal government has signed a contract with Pfizer Inc. for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, once it is approved."We just signed a contract with global pharmaceutical leader Pfizer to produce 100 million doses of vaccine starting in December of this year with an option to buy a half a billion doses," Azar said on Fox News. "Now those would of course have to be safe and effective."

yenisafak (2020-07-22). US: Armenians attack peaceful Azerbaijani protestors. yenisafak.com A large group of Armenians living in Los Angeles, California attacked and injured a much smaller group of Azerbaijanis and Turks who gathered to peacefully protest recent Armenian aggression in border towns of Azerbaijan. The incident took place on Tuesday in front of Azerbaijan's Consulate in the city when thousands of Armenians verbally and physically assaulted some 70 Azerbaijanis and Turks across the street, despite tight security measures by the L.A. Police Department."Acts of violence by Armenian radicals against a much smaller group of Azerbaijani-American counter protesters in front of the Consulate Gener…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Coronavirus cases in Africa near 750,000. yenisafak.com The number of coronavirus cases in Africa is now just short of 750,000, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.According to the daily update, 749,492 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in 54 African countries, with fatalities now at 15,726 and 409,568 recoveries.With 396,600 cases, Southern Africa remains the continent's worst-hit region, followed by North Africa with 139,900 infections, West Africa 111,000, East Africa 58,400, and Central Africa with 43,600 cases.South Africa has the highest number of cases among countries — 381,800 — and is trailed by Egypt with 89,10…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Pompeo: China's behaviour was unacceptable in border clash with India. yenisafak.com India's recent border clash with China was the latest example of the Chinese Communist Party's "unacceptable behaviour," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.He made the comment at the U.S.-India Business Council's India Ideas Summit, being conducted on line, adding: "I am confident that with our concerted efforts, we can protect our interest."India's relations with China have been strained after last month's deadly clash in the Himalayas, prompting calls in India for closer security ties with the United States and its allies including Japan.

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Romania exceeds 1,000 new coronavirus cases in record daily high. yenisafak.com The number of coronavirus infections in Romania rose by a record 1,030 new cases in a day, the government said on Wednesday, as the World Health Organization said spikes in southern Europe and the Balkans were worrying.Romania has confirmed 40,163 cases since the pandemic reached it in late February and 2,101 people have died. The government has extended a state of alert, in place since May 15, by another 30 days until the middle of August.

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Nigerian governor tests positive for COVID-19. yenisafak.com Governor of Nigeria's Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday announced he has tested positive for COVID-19.Fayemi, who also chairs Nigeria Governors Forum, is the eighth Nigerian governor to test positive for the disease, according to local media."I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I'm generally ok and I'm already self isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical team. I'm delegating critical tasks to my Deputy but will continue routine duty from home," he tweeted on Wednesday.On Sunday, Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama announced he had tested…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Russia and Turkey agree to push for Libya ceasefire, says Moscow. yenisafak.com Russia and Turkey have agreed to continue efforts to bring about a long-term and sustainable ceasefire in Libya, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.Russia, alongside Egypt and the UAE, backs eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar, whose fighters have been battling the forces of Libya's internationally recognised government, which is supported by Turkey.

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Zimbabwe: Capital's mayor arrested in corruption probe. yenisafak.com The mayor of Zimbabwe's capital Harare has been arrested over corruption charges, local media reported on Wednesday.Herbert Gomba was taken into custody by the Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday night and will be presented in court on Wednesday, according to news website Zim Morning Post.The mayor is facing charges of criminal abuse of office in connection with a massive land scam that has led to the arrest of several public officials over recent weeks, including city council officials, police officers, and a prosecutor.Gomba is accused of facilitating the illegal sale of land by approving fraudulent layout pl…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). 2.8M children grow up in poverty in Germany amid pandemic. yenisafak.com "The fight against child poverty has been one of the greatest social challenges in Germany for years," said the foundation.But there has been little improvement within the country since 2014.The pandemic has been threatening to aggravate the problem of child poverty, the foundation pointed out.The Bertelsmann study stressedthat child poverty remained "an unsolved structural problem with considerable consequences for the growing up, well-being, education and future prospects of children."The latest figure for poor children in Germany is up 800,000 compared to only two years ago.Some 21.3% of people under the age o…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). China may shut US Wuhan consulate after U.S. orders its Houston mission closed. yenisafak.com China is considering ordering the closure of the U.S. consulate in the central city of Wuhan, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, after Washington told China to shut its consulate in the city of Houston.China's foreign ministry did not immediately reply to a request for comment, but at a media briefing earlier on Wednesday warned of possible retaliation over the U.S. decision.The U.S. embassy in Beijing did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Greek firefighters battle forest blaze near seaside village. yenisafak.com Greek firefighters are battling to control a large forest fire fanned by strong winds near the seaside village of Kechries in the eastern Peloponnese, fire brigade officials said on Wednesday.Authorities said they had been forced to evacuate a residential settlement as the blaze, burning through pine trees, came close to a military camp where explosives were stored.Thick dark smoke clouded the area, with the front of the blaze moving south in very windy conditions. No damage to property or injuries had been reported."The blaze is fanned by strong winds, we have recommended the evacuation of three settlements. So…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Indian journalist shot at in front of daughters dies. yenisafak.com A journalist in India, who was shot at in front of his two daughters late on Monday night, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, police said.The local police confirmed suspending an officer and arresting nine suspects related to the incident that occurred in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of Delhi."Action by SSP [Senior Superintendent of Police] Ghaziabad – 9 accused arrested […] for the murderous attack on Vikram Joshi, and outpost in-charge Sub-Inspector Raghavendra has been suspended immediately," the police said on Twitter.A footage from the crime scene showed Joshi lying on the road with bullet injuries, wh…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Qatar Airways seeks $5 bln compensation from Arab bloc over airspace ban. yenisafak.com The airline has been banned from the airspace of the four countries since June 2017 when they cut ties with Qatar over accusations it supports terrorism. Doha denies the charges and says the bloc aims to infringe its sovereignty.Qatar Airways said the measures specifically targeted the airline and aimed to close its operations in the four countries, destroying the value of its investments and causing damage to its global operations.The airline is seeking the damages through four investment arbitrations under three treaties, including the Arab Investment Agreement, it said in a statement.Representatives of the fou…

yenisafak (2020-07-22). Israel raids two cultural centers in Jerusalem. yenisafak.com Israeli forces raided two cultural institutions in east Jerusalem on Wednesday, according to local residents. | Police and intelligence agents stormed the Yabous Cultural Centre and the National Conservatory institute in the city and confiscated several files and documents, residents said. | The reason for the raids remains unclear. | Israeli police took the directors of the two cultural institutions into custody, residents said. | There was no comment from the Israeli authorities on the report. | According to Palestinian figures, Israel closed more than 32 cultural and society institutions in Jerusalem since 200…

_____ (2020-07-22). All Civilian Lives Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others. popularresistance.org Washington's record speaks for itself. Seen from the Potomac's shores, the value of a civilian life almost directly correlates with how the US Government of the moment feels about the regime that man, woman, or child momentarily lives under. Consider it the obscenity of the arbitrary. A few examples should suffice, but one could fill volumes with consistent exemplars. | "Heroic" Libyan rebels — and proximate civilians — mattered once, and only once, President Barack Obama decided their bizarre but harmless-to-the-homeland dictator Colonel Gaddafi had to go. Yet, ten times as many Yemeni lives-extingui…

_____ (2020-07-22). SEIU Should Actually Strike For Black Lives. popularresistance.org We want to fight. Workers throughout the country have been involved in the movements on the streets for weeks. In our unions, we have marched as contingents from coast to coast and in pretty much every city. There's been heroism with transit workers refusing to transport political prisoners and even some strikes. And now, there's a growing movement to drop the cops from our unions, from whole labor federations like in the King County Labor Council, to the Writers Guild, to even the efforts in the SEIU. | We rank and filers have not been sitting on the sidelines. But, for the most part, our union leaderships have.

_____ (2020-07-22). Defund The University Of Mississippi Police Department. popularresistance.org In the fall of 2019, the governing board over Mississippi's eight public higher education institutions, the state's Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), appointed a new chancellor at the University of Mississippi (UMiss) in Oxford. The new chancellor, Glenn Boyce, had previously worked at three predominantly white private schools known as "segregation academies" and was paid by the IHL's Board of Trustees to be a consultant for the chancellor search process, in which he was ultimately selected. To announce the appointment, Boyce was set to speak at a news conference held by the Board. | In response, a coalition…

_____ (2020-07-22). Oklahoma Is — Always Has Been — Native Land. popularresistance.org Any shock that tribal nations have sovereignty over their own land reflects a serious misunderstanding of American history. For Oklahoma — indeed, all of North America — has always been, for lack of a better term, Indian Country. North America was not a vast, unpopulated wilderness when white colonizers arrived in 1620. Up to 100 million people of more than 1,000 sovereign indigenous nations occupied the area that would become the United States. At the time, fewer than 80 million people lived in Europe. | America's indigenous nations were incredibly advanced, with extensive trade networks and economic…

_____ (2020-07-22). Blackfeet Federation Seeks Permanent Protection For Badger Two Medicine. popularresistance.org Recently, the Blackfeet Tribal Council, MT announced its goal of securing permanent Federal government for the Badger Two Medicine area, sacred site to them. Specifically, they are seeking a new type of federal legislation that would authorize and establish a Cultural Heritage Area, the Badger Two Medicine, 130,000 acres within the Lewis-Clark National Forest area, to be co-managed by the Tribe and USFS. | "Badger Two Medicine is a heart and soul spiritual place to the Blackfeet people. It is where we still come together to help one another," explained Earl Person. "Without it, our people will be weakened." Old P…

_____ (2020-07-22). 150 Federal Agents Set To Deploy In Chicago. popularresistance.org The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is crafting plans to deploy about 150 federal agents to Chicago this week, the Chicago Tribune has learned, a move that would come amid growing controversy nationally about federal force being used in American cities. One Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in Chicago, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak on the matter, confirmed the deployment was expected to take place. The official noted that the HSI agents, who are part of ICE, would not be involved in immigration or deportation matters. "We're not going to leave New York and Chi…

_____ (2020-07-22). Three Percenters Militia Working In Bakken Oil Patch Raises Concerns Of Domestic Terrorism Risk. popularresistance.org The Three Percenters, a loosely organized group of far-right militants, appear to have established a significant presence in North Dakota's Bakken oilfield, one of the most productive oilfields in the nation. "There is a lot of membership in the oil and gas industry up there," says Matt Marshall, a Three Percenter running for state legislature in Washington. "The fact that you have a lot of Three Percenters working in the oilfields of North Dakota is not surprising." | The Three Percenters are so named for the dubious historical claim that only three percent of American colonists took up arms in the Revolutionary…

_____ (2020-07-22). Portland's Wall Of Moms Joined By Dads With Leaf Blowers. popularresistance.org In response to the use of tear gas being utilized by federal officers against demonstrators, including a group of moms, in an uprising in Portland, Oregon, this week, a like-minded dads' group encouraged others to show up to the event with leaf blowers in order to dissipate the chemical agents. | Uprisings in Portland have happened nightly since the end of May, in response to police violence against Black Americans, including renewed attention to Jason Washington, a Black resident of the city who was shot and killed by police in 2018. | Tensions have escalated in recent weeks as federal officers began appearing a…

WSWS (2020-07-22). Doctors warn National Health Service will be "overwhelmed" as Johnson scraps UK lockdown measures. wsws.org The R-rate, which the government previously said must stay below 1.0 to prevent exponential growth, has risen to 1.0 in almost every area.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). 'F**k Trump!': US Naval Officer Under Military Probe After Confronting Pro-Trump Protesters – Video. sputniknews.com A US Navy petty officer is now under investigation by service officials after a video uploaded to social media earlier this week appeared to show her in uniform, shouting and using profanity while denouncing a group of protesters calling for four more years of US President Donald Trump in the White House.

Fight Back (2020-07-22). Trump deploying 150 federal agents in Chicago to repress our movement. fightbacknews.org 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…

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Total of 14 people Injured in Chicago Funeral Home Shooting. sputniknews.com Unofficial reports from the scene said earlier that as many as 16 people were shot in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Tuesday evening.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Taiwan's Foreign Minister Claims Chinese Aircraft Flying Near Island 'Virtually a Daily Occurrence'. sputniknews.com In recent comments to the press, Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu claimed Chinese aircraft flying close to the island's areas of control is "virtually a daily occurrence." However, he failed to mention the US is also sending planes near Chinese airspace close to Taiwan on a daily basis.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Immunity 'Anomaly' Rule Between UK and US Amended Over Harry Dunn Death. sputniknews.com The case of the death of 19-year old motorcyclist Harry Dunn in 2019 and the subsequent immunity of his alleged killer have led to a souring of relations between the governments of the US and UK.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Precious Baby Kitten Loves Getting Pampered. sputniknews.com Everybody loves receiving loving treatment and getting pampered – including our pets, as one tiny, precious furball recently demonstrated.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Action Against Twitter India & Renowned Lawyer for Dig at 'Harley Riding' Indian Chief Justice. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The action against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India has ignited a debate over a viral photo of the Chief Justice of India sitting on a flashy Harley Davidson bike. Some call the unspecified Tweet derogatory as it mocks the top judge for posing without a mask amid the pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Twitter Cracks Down on Pro-Trump Group QAnon for Promoting Deep State Cabal Conspiracy Theory. sputniknews.com QAnon's supporters believe Donald Trump is secretly fighting a powerful deep state, including top officials, politicians and Hollywood actors, whom they claim are involved in a worldwide child sex trafficking operation. They also allege that powerful figures including Hillary Clinton and George Soros have been trying to illegally oust Trump.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). France Tells Telecom Operators Licences for Huawei 5G Gear Will Not Be Renewed, Reports Say. sputniknews.com European nations, France included, have been pressed by the United States to ban Huawei from building their 5G networks. Washington has claimed Beijing uses the firm's equipment for spying. China has repeatedly denied the accusations.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Indian Def Minister Asks Air Force to Stand Ready, Despite De-escalation Efforts Along China Border. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): A month after violent skirmishes involving the armies of India and China in eastern Ladakh, the commanders of the Indian Air Force (IAF) met in New Delhi to "review the operational scenario and deployments" and to discuss "building the IAF capabilities in the next decade to tackle all emerging threats."

sputniknews (2020-07-22). 'System Breaking Down': US Dire Straits, Corporate Debt Are 'Mockery of Free Enterprise' – Economist. sputniknews.com With cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus spiking nationwide, the future of the US economy appears bleak, despite federal attempts to rebound from a devastating unemployment rate. One economics expert tells Sputnik that this already-catastrophic situation may worsen without an extension to the expiring $600 unemployment benefit bonus.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Sneezing Babies From its Stomach? What a Seahorse Giving Birth Looks Like – Video. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Unlike most species, male seahorses are the child-bearers. Seahorses also carry their babies in a pouch instead of growing it in a uterus.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Trump: DoJ to Deploy 'Hundreds' of Federal Officers to Chicago in Effort to Curb Violent Crimes. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump revealed during a Wednesday afternoon news conference that he will "immediately surge federal law enforcement" to Chicago, Illinois, following the recent uptick in gun violence in the city.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). As World Split Over Huawei, Narendra Modi Invites American Businessmen to Invest in 5G Technology. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Earlier in the day, Mike Pompeo urged New Delhi to remain cautious when dealing with China in technology, claiming that doing so involves security risks to Indians. US President Donald Trump had previously offered joint collaboration in 5G technology during his two day visit to India in February.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). US Government Clinches $2 Bln Deal With Pfizer, BioNTech for 100 Mln Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine. sputniknews.com If everything goes to plan, Americans could begin receiving the vaccine, free of charge, as soon as December of this year.

sputniknews (2020-07-22). Iran Urges Iraq to 'Vigorously Pursue' Justice in Soleimani Assassination Case. sputniknews.com Iranian authorities have already issued an arrest warrant against US President Donald Trump and three dozen other alleged conspirators in the plot to kill senior Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani. Interpol has said it would refuse a red notice request for Trump, citing the case's "political" nature.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Bearing children significant duty for families: Leader. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that bearing children must be a priority for all the families.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). 1st humanitarian transaction channel with Iran to take place. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (MNA) — The Swiss Foreign Ministry announced in a statement that the first transaction of the humanitarian channel with the Islamic Republic of Iran will take place soon.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Iraqi Army launches anti-ISIL operation in Saladin provin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Iraqi forces identified and destroyed a network of ISIL terrorists in Saladin province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Iran has advanced air defense capabilities: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (MNA) — Commander of Iran's Army Major General Seyyed Abdolrahim Mousavi noted that Iran enjoys advanced technology in the air defense field.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). US turned into rogue country after abandoning JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the US has turned into a rogue country after abandoning Nuclear Deal.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Iran, Oman stress expansion of bilateral ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Muscat held a farewell meeting with Oman's Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Kermanshah to run technical, vocational courses in Halabja. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — General director of technical and vocational training of Iran's western Kermanshah province announced that the province is to run educational courses in Iraqi Kurdistan's Halabja.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Iran-Russia coop. contract updated: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif on Wednesday informed that the long-term comprehensive and strategic contract between Iran and Russia has been updated.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Iranian police busts over 19 ton of illicit drug in a week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (MNA) — An official with Iran Drug Control Headquarters said that over 19 tons of different drugs have been seized in the last week, registering a 20% increase compared to the same period last year.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Coop. with china to positively influence Iran economy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — An Iranian lawmaker said that "as China is a good political and economic partner for Iran, the strategic cooperation with this country would influence our economy positively".

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). S Korea must clear $7bn-debt to Iran ASAP: MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Deputy chairman of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Abbas Moghtadaei urged South Korea to pay Iran's 7-billion-dollar debt as soon as possible.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Over 1 ton illicit drugs confiscated in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — According to the police chief of Sistan and Balouchestan, southeast province of Iran, over 1 ton of narcotics have been seized during a clash with traffickers in Iranshahr.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Iran COVID-19 update: 2,586 cases, 219 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,586 people in Iran in the past 24 hours, increasing the total cases to 281,413, said Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). VIDEO: Wildfire in California. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Two firefighters have been injured in a massive wildfire in northeastern California, US. The incident has led to the evacuation of the area.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Assassinating Gen. Soleimani, violation of Iraq sovereignty. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that the criminal assassination of Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani is a clear violation of Iraq's sovereignty.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-22). Iran successfully tests 5G mobile network. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) — Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) said that first trial of high-speed 5G mobile internet technology has been successfully tested in Iran with a speed of 1.5 gigabits per second (Gb/s).

John W. Whitehead (2020-07-22). The Federal Coup to Overthrow the States and Nix the 10th Amendment Is Underway. globalresearch.ca "

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-22). Podcast: COVID-19 vaccine trials, neurodiversity in focus, and poet in residence. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: A participant in Imperial's COVID-19 vaccine trial, a professor who set up a neurodiversity network, and our new poet in residence.

GLIDE Legacy Committee (2020-07-22). Thursday 7/23: GLIDE Legacy Committee: Virtual Social Justice Film Festival. indybay.org Online…

Laborfest (2020-07-22). Sunday 7/26: LaborFest 2020 presents: "I Can't Breath" – Performed by The Revolutionary Poetry Brigade. indybay.org This is a free LIVE Zoom 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.

ACLU Foundation of Oregon (2020-07-22). ACLU Sues Federal Agents Over "Unconstitutional Nightmare" in Portland. indybay.org Organization Seeks to Block Federal Law Enforcement Attacks on Journalists, Legal Observers in Portland…

Laborfest (2020-07-22). Sunday 7/26: LaborFest 2020 presents: A Poetry Reading – Giving Voices by LaborFest Writers. indybay.org This is a free LIVE Zoom 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.

Steve Pleich (2020-07-22). Renewing the Call for Police Oversight. indybay.org Review Board Can Bring Reforms…

David Giesen (2020-07-22). Saturday 7/25: CalTrain: Economic "Blood on the Tracks" indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/98880893426?pwd=T3l0Ylc4S0lTQ0… | Meeting ID: 988 8089 3426 | Passcode: Jz83iz…

Labor Video Project (2020-07-22). Alameda Highland Hospital Workers Fight Covid, Privatization, Bullying & Union Busting. indybay.org Alameda County Highland hospital workers and supporters protested the privatization, lack of health and safety and union busting by the private operator.

Coalition for Police Accountabiity (2020-07-22). Reject the "Exigency Clause" Measure — No Martial Law in Oakland. indybay.org 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.

Keith McHenry (2020-07-22). Wednesday 7/22: Defund the Santa Cruz Police – End the Seizure of Vehicular Homes. indybay.org The Santa Cruz Wharf…

DLI (2020-07-22). Secret police in Portland violated human rights of peaceful protesters. indybay.org Videos showing U.S. Federal secret police(with no badges and riding in unmarked vehicles)inflicting massive violence on mostly peaceful protesters are running viral across the Globe. Yet the Federal governing regime brazenly avows that this will be the "new normal" in major cities from now on…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-22). LLamado a la solidaridad con presos mapuche. indybay.org LLAMADO A LA SOLIDARIDAD INTERNACIONAL PRESXS POLITICXS MAPUCHE EN HUELGA DE HAMBRE…