2020-07-24: Social Media Postees

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Uprising: Mass Protests Rock the Nation
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
In an act of political desperation, President Donald Trump ordered a contingent of federal law-enforcement officers to impose order in Portland, OR. Under the direction of Attorney General Bill Barr, agents from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Bureau of Prisons were deployed to protect…
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Capitalism may not survive 2020 global crisis
Richard D. Wolff | zcomm.org | 2020-07-24
Crisis will cut deeper and last longer than many predict…
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US coronavirus hospitalizations surge back to April highs
wsws.org | 2020-07-24
The spike in hospitalizations is the result of infections surging nationally, including more than 69,000 new cases today, along with 1,150 deaths, bringing the total known case count and death toll to 4.17 million and 147,000, respectively.
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Reports on Twitter hack confirm existence of admin tool used for social media censorship
wsws.org | 2020-07-24
The revelations about Twitter's methods for manipulating the account activity of users show that censorship is a top level priority of the social media company.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/24/twit…

UK manufacturers warn of "jobs bloodbath"
wsws.org | 2020-07-24
More than half of manufacturing companies said they will make redundancies in the next six months, with a further 20.1 percent saying they might.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/24/jouk…

Is Donald Trump Responsible for His Bad Behavior?
Ken Levy | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist, confirms in her book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man (Simon & Schuster, 2020) what many other psychologists and non-psychologists alike have concluded over the past three and a half years: Donald Trump is a psychopath. Trump amply exhibits nineteen of the twenty…
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How NOT to Resist Trump: Kayleigh McEnany's Anti-Science Comments
Alan MacLeod | zcomm.org | 2020-07-24
Yes, the White House is against science. No, McEnany didn't say it like that…
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John Lewis & Making "Good Trouble"
Jesse Jackson | zcomm.org | 2020-07-24
May John's example — his courage, his devotion of nonviolence and to a lifetime of making "good trouble" — help inform that struggle as it goes forward.
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Catalan politicians' phones hacked by government-grade spyware
wsws.org | 2020-07-24
The hacking occurred under the premiership of Pedro Sánchez of the Spanish Socialist Party, which is now backed by the pseudo-left Podemos party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/24/cata…

Some are in super-yachts and others are clinging to drifting debris
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-07-24
COVID-19 has exposed the lie that free markets can deliver healthcare for all, the fiction that unpaid care work isn't work, the delusion that we live in a post-racist world. We are all floating on the same sea, but some are in super-yachts and others clinging to drifting debris.
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Some Are in Super-Yachts and Others Are Clinging to Drifting Debris
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-07-24
It is beyond time for the cancellation of these odious debts, which cannot — in any case — be paid during the coronavirus recession…
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Teachers and staff organize in New York City during Covid-19
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-07-24
The Professional Staff Congress, the American Federation of Teachers union representing 30,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York, held four simultaneous car and bike caravans July 18, plus a Zoom meeting with nearly 700 participants. The caravans took place in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten . . . | Continue reading Teachers and staff organize in New York City during Covid-19 at Workers.org
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A New Bill of Rights
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
Of the 27 existing amendments to the U.S. constitution, only two have passed in the last fifty years. In 1971, the 26th Amendment set the voting age at 18 (it had previously been 21), and in 1992 the constitution was amended to delay congressional pay rises to the term after they were enacted (to keep…
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Beyond work? The shortcomings of post-work politics
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-24
Mikael Lyngaas argues that post-work theorists ranging from Bob Black to Srnicek and Williams are utopian socialism for the current era.
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Growing wave of educators' protests forces Trump to throw a financial sop to schools
wsws.org | 2020-07-24
Trump's apparent climbdown from his insistence that schools must "fully" open "ASAP" indicates the deep crisis of the administration and growing fears of the political mobilization of educators, parents and students.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/24/scho…

The Dark Side of Fredric Jameson's Moon
Tony McKenna | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
As I type out these words, my fingers are still trembling. I think what happened earlier today will go down in the annals of history, an event which was both awesome and terrifying in its implications. For the decades following, the chroniclers will write about it — it will provide the fodder for countless novels…
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Standing Rock gana la victoria legal contra Oleoducto
Stephanie Tromblay | workers.org | 2020-07-24
En una victoria para la tribu Sioux de Standing Rock contra el oleoducto Dakota Access, el juez de distrito de los Estados Unidos James Boasberg dictaminó el 6 de julio que las operaciones del oleoducto DAPL deben cerrarse mientras el gobierno realiza un análisis ambiental completo que examina los riesgos . . . | Continue reading Standing Rock gana la victoria legal contra Oleoducto at Workers.org
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Class Struggle and the Parable of an Environmental Victory
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
The great mystery of the neoliberal takeover of the American left lies in differing class outcomes being attributed to ideology. The liberal view of ideology is classless– the rich, PMC, working class and poor can be right or left as is their predilection. Quite remarkably, given how insistently differences have been proclaimed, this is the…
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Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 7 | Courts
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-24
We talk about how the courts have an impact on society, and issues within the court system.
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Watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fire Back on House Floor After Rep. Yoho Calls Her An "F'ing Bitch"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-24
We bring you Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's full address from the floor of the House when she excoriated her Republican colleague, Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida, after he verbally attacked her earlier in the week on the steps of the Capitol and used a sexist slur overheard by a reporter, calling her a "fucking bitch," then issued a non-apology from the House floor. "My mother got to see Mr. Yoho's disrespect on the floor of this House towards me on television," she says, "and I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/24/aoc_ted_y…

Noam Chomsky on Trump's Troop Surge to Democratic Cities & Whether He'll Leave Office if He Loses
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-24
"President Trump is desperate," says world-renowned dissident Professor Noam Chomsky in an extended interview that begins with President Trump's vow to send a "surge" of federal agents into major Democrat-run cities across the United States. "His entire attention is this one issue on his mind: that's the election. He has to cover up for the fact he is personally responsible for killing tens of thousands of Americans. It's impossible to conceal that for much longer."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/24/noam_chom…

Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Using Pandemic to Enrich Billionaires as Millions Lose Work & Face Eviction
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-24
As millions of people in the U.S. lose work and face eviction due to the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic, the 1% have seen a massive increase to their wealth, with Amazon founder and world's richest person Jeff Bezos recently adding an estimated $13 billion to his net worth in a single day. World-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky says the corporate windfall is yet more evidence that the U.S. is run "essentially by the corporate sector" for its own profits. "They're just running wild."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/24/noam_chom…

"Man. Woman. Camera. Person. TV.": Noam Chomsky Responds to Trump Bragging He Aced a Dementia Test
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-24
Is the United States being run by a madman? "What can you say about a person who, before speaking before an adoring crowd, raises his eyes to heaven and calls himself the chosen one?" says Noam Chomsky, responding to President Trump's boast that he aced a mental acuity test.
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/24/man_woman…

Why Palestinian-Israeli Prisoners Exchange Deal Could Happen Soon?
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
For the first time since the Israeli war on Gaza in 2014, the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is signaling its willingness to engage in negotiations regarding the release of the bodies of two Israeli soldiers believed to be held by resistance groups in Gaza. But will another prisoner exchange similar to that…
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How to Steal an Election
Ted Rall, Greg Palast | thenation.com | 2020-07-24
How to Steal an Election…
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COVID-19 cases in Africa surpass 787,500
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-24
The death toll from the virus in the continent reached 16,697, the latest figures indicate, while a total of 446,082 patients have recovered so far.The Southern Africa region has recorded 424,200 cases, North Africa 143,300, West Africa 114,000, East Africa 61,800 and Central Africa 42,200.At least 6,400 people have died in Southern Africa, 6,100 in North Africa, 1,800 in West Africa, 1,500 in East Africa and 871 in Central Africa.More than 241,600 patients have recovered in Southern Africa, 72,800 in West Africa, 69,600 in North Africa, 34,200 in East Africa and 27,800 in Central Africa.
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New Stimulus Bill Lacks Teeth to Reverse 'Wave of Permanent Layoffs' in Ailing US Economy
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-24
Senate Republicans announced Wednesday a "fundamental agreement" for a $1 trillion coronavirus relief package. However, that is not sufficient to generate an economic recovery, Dr. Jack Rasmus, professor of economics at Saint Mary's College of California, told Sputnik.
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Mayors sign letter to oppose Trump's unidentified jack booted storm troopers
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-07-24
7/22/2020 Updated Letter Signed By Mayors:…
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Wednesday 8/12: Online Study Group: What Will It Take to Save a World in Crisis? Reform vs. Revolution
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-07-24
Zoom (details in description)…
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High and Dry in the Mojave
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
Let this be a lesson to you all: Don't try to con teenagers when it comes to spring break. It can be done, of course, but the consequences are bound to be unspeakably harsh. This winter when we were all sitting around the table in our house in Oregon City, facing the prospect of six…
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Ohio Nuclear Power Scandal
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
The U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI this week charged the speaker of the Ohio House of Representative and four others in a $61 million scheme to use $1 billion in ratepayers money to keep two decrepit nuclear power plants operating. And, said the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, David DeVillers, at a…
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Leaked FBI Documents Reveal Secret Program To Criminalize Social Media
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-24
Simply posting about your presence at a police brutality protest can be used to incriminate you and lead to your arrest. We speak to Portland residents on the ground about the influx of unmarked federal agents.
therealnews.com/stories/leaked-fbi-docum…

Class Struggle and the Parable of an Environmental Victory
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
The great mystery of the neoliberal takeover of the American left lies in differing class outcomes being attributed to ideology. The liberal view of ideology is classless– the rich, PMC, working class and poor can be right or left as is their predilection. Quite remarkably, given how insistently differences have been proclaimed, this is the…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/24/class-strugg…

From Portland to the World
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-24
Since the end of May, demonstrators opposing police violence and white supremacy have thronged the streets of Portland, Oregon, clashing with law enforcement officers. Last week, aspiring autocrat Donald Trump escalated the situation by announcing that he would be sending federal agents around the country to assert his authority through acts of violence against protesters.
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The New Cold War Heats Up
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/24/the-new-cold…

Philadelphia DA Says Trump's Police Will Be Arrested If They Assault Protesters
Chris Walker | zcomm.org | 2020-07-24
"Anyone, including federal law enforcement, who unlawfully assaults and kidnaps people will face criminal charges from my office."
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Why Does Essential Work Pay So Little
Rebecca Gordon | zcomm.org | 2020-07-24
And Cost So Much?
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Teachers mount campaign to roll back school opening in South Africa
Pavan Kulkarni | zcomm.org | 2020-07-24
The Educators Union of South Africa (EUSA) alleges that money meant for PPEs for students and teachers is being looted through corrupt tenders given at exaggerated prices by the department of basic education and that they are being sent back to schools in an unsafe manner…
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Berkeley City Council refuses to counter cops
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-07-24
Berkeley, Calif. "Don't Believe the Hype," released in 1988 by Public Enemy, still rings true today in Berkeley. Local media call the July 14 City Council decision to study and curtail police actions a victory. Black students, led by Youth Protect the Bay and a community coalition to defund the . . . | Continue reading Berkeley City Council refuses to counter cops at Workers.org
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Thawing Arctic Permafrost
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
It's no surprise that first prize, or the blue ribbon, for exceeding 2 ∞C above baseline goes to the Arctic with permafrost that covers 25% of the Northern Hemisphere. Recognition is long overdue, as it's been totally neglected far too long by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This crucial nugget of knowledge comes by…
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"We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident"
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
What Donald Trump says matters because of the office he holds and because of the cult-like following he has. But absolutely none of it, zilch, is worth being taken seriously on the merits. This is not to say that everything he says is false or that it is always more noxious than what the rival…
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"There'll Be Some Changes Made": Current and Future American Policing
Gene Glickman | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
Introduction Let's establish some First Principles. 1) The slogan "Black Lives Matter" arose after repeated, unpunished killings of unarmed Black people by police. If the standards are "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," life comes first. Without life, a person cannot achieve liberty or pursue happiness. As a pure expression, "Black Lives Matter" is…
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45 people killed in airstrike in Afghanistan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-24
Officials in Adraskan district claimed the airstrike was carried out by the Afghan security forces in Herat district's Kham Ziarat area. As per eyewitness accounts, the airstrike targeted a wedding party…
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We Don't Need No Stinkin' Oil Money to Fund Public Lands
Christopher Ketcham — Jimmy Tobias | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
What does it take to get the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the League of Conservation Voters in bed with anti-conservation Republicans like Cory Gardner of Colorado, the fossil fuel lobby group Western Energy Alliance, and President Trump, whose tenure has brought a wrecking ball to environmental law? Behold the Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation passed the Senate in June and the House this week with ringing bipartisan support.
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Fourth steelworker in three years dies at ArcelorMittal in East Chicago, Indiana
wsws.org | 2020-07-24
ArcelorMittal is seeking to offset financial setbacks from the pandemic by increasing the exploitation of its global workforce.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/24/arce…

The Antifa Bogeyman
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
In an unparalleled assault on the Constitution recently, federal agents descended on Portland, Oregon. They behaved like storm troopers. They snatched people off the street, tossed them into unmarked vans and detained them without charge. This is what happens in a police state. Mindful of that, the governor and mayor implored the agents to leave.
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Quick Reminder: Casey Mulligan Argued that a Main Factor Pushing Unemployment Higher in the Great Recession Was Food Stamps
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-07-24
This is worth keeping in mind when reading a New York Times article discussing Republican plans to cut the weekly $600 supplement to unemployment insurance benefits. The piece cites Mulligan as a conservative economist who argues that this supplement is discouraging people from working and therefore keeping unemployment high. In this context, it is worth …
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Unfit to Lead and Unqualified to Serve: Why William Perry Pendley Cannot be the Head of the Bureau of Land Management
Tim Whitehouse — Erik Molvar | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the uprisings against police brutality and systemic racism, it is understandable if many Americans overlooked the Trump administration's continued attacks on the management of public lands and the Constitution's mandates about how our leaders are appointed. The most recent attack of this type came with President Trump's June 30, 2020,…
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Portland's movement is fighting back! Defend Portland, Ore.! Defend People's Resistance! No Police State!
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2020-07-24
Workers World Party Statement Despite the brutal attempt of the White House to crush the heroic Black Lives Matter movement by sending camouflaged federal agents — secret police — to Portland, Ore., Chicago and other U.S. cities, the movement and all who support it have been fighting back. The initial . . . | Continue reading Portland's movement is fighting back! Defend Portland, Ore.! Defend People's Resistance! No Police State! at Workers.org
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2020 Vision Will Show You What is True, if You Can Keep Your Sanity
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
We've all been making jokes about how terrible 2020 has played out, but I think even those of us with a bit of an imagination for the absurd and ominous missed the mark as far as this ultimate level of governmental degeneracy we've been able to achieve. Dads backing up moms in Portland with leaf…
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The Moment of Truth for BRICS: Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward
Dr Byelongo Elisee Isheloke | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-24
As already known, BRICS is an association of five major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. South Africa joined the association in 2010. The BRICS has a significant influence on regional affairs and very active on the …
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The $24 an Hour Minimum Wage
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/24/the-24-an-ho…

Greek, Turkish warships nearly clash in Aegean over Mediterranean gas fields
wsws.org | 2020-07-24
Conflicts unleashed by decades of imperialist war in the Middle East and the Mediterranean are now threatening to blow up the NATO alliance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/24/aege…

Trump forced to cancel RNC acceptance speech, Jacksonville wins showdown
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-24
Jacksonville, FL — Community members and activists are celebrating after Donald Trump's July 23 announcement that he is canceling the Jacksonville portion of the Republican National Convention, including the acceptance speech he intended to deliver. It is a great victory for all those who oppose Donald Trump and the Republican party, including the Coalition to March on the RNC. | The Coalition to March on the RNC is a national group that has experience organizing large marches against previous RNCs in Saint Paul (2008), Tampa (2012) and Cleveland (2016). The Coalition promised to march on the convention on…
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Exist to Resist
Genay Markham | zcomm.org | 2020-07-24
Racism is exhausting to deal with because it affects every facet of our lives…
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The New Cold War Heats Up
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/24/the-new-cold…

Tear Gas, Beatings and Projectiles in Portland
Mike Hastie | zcomm.org | 2020-07-24
The Feds and the News want to shape public opinion that these violent protests are being committed by mobs of anarchists and thugs…
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Trump orders federal police to more cities
wsws.org | 2020-07-24
The Trump administration is stepping up its unconstitutional moves toward dictatorial rule, tear gassing the mayor of Portland, Oregon and announcing the deployment of federal police to additional cities.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/24/trum…

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16– 22 July 2020)
PCHR | imemc.org | 2020-07-24
Summary Israeli military forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli army's excessive use of force rendered 5 injuries among Palestinian …
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Patriotic Dissent: How a Working-Class Soldier Turned Against "Forever Wars"
Steve Early, Suzanne Gordon | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
When it comes to debate about US military policy, the 2020 presidential election campaign is so far looking very similar to that of 2016. Joe Biden has pledged to ensure that "we have the strongest military in the world," promising to…
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The Making of Oliver Stone, the Unmaking of Hollywood
Dan Kovalik | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
When I think about Oliver Stone, I imagine a gambler at a craps table who bets every chip he's got, every time, and usually comes out a winner. And, his gain is ours as well, for he has gambled everything on making some of the best films of our generation. Check out Stone's oeuvre, and…
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Mumia Abu-Jamal commentary: A crack in the wall
Mumia Abu-Jamal | workers.org | 2020-07-24
This column, posted initially on prisonradio.org, first appeared on workers.org on Jan. 4, 2017. For Dylann Roof, the next few days and weeks of his young life will prove his most memorable. That's saying something, considering his slaughter of nine sweet souls in a Black Charleston church. Mumia Abu-Jamal For, . . . | Continue reading Mumia Abu-Jamal commentary: A crack in the wall at Workers.org
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Parents oppose dangerous UK nursery and pre-school reopening
wsws.org | 2020-07-24
A report by the Sutton Trust highlights the devastating impact of decades of austerity by Tory and Labour governments, with the pandemic triggering an existential crisis for early years education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/24/sutt…

The $24 an Hour Minimum Wage
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/24/the-24-an-ho…

Decline in global poverty is a farce perpetuated by World Bank's poverty line
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2020-07-24
The real problem with the World Bank's poverty estimates, is that its International Poverty Line is set at an impossibly low level, which greatly underestimates world poverty.
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UK-Russia Report: the Integrity Initiative Strikes Again!
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
On October 17th, 2019, Britain's Intelligence and Security Committee sent the final draft of its report on Russia to the ruling Tory government. In accordance with the Justice and Security Act 2013, passed by the Tory-Liberal coalition government (2010-15), the incumbent could withhold the report in the name of national security. On 29th, British MPs…
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UK PM Johnson says we will be past coronavirus by mid-2021
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-24
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he thought the country would be through the novel coronavirus crisis by mid-2021 but his fear was that there would be second spike."Whether it came from… a bat, a pangolin or however it emerged, it was a very, very nasty thing for the human race. And I think by the middle of next year we will be well on the way past it," he told reporters.Speaking a year since he became prime minister, Johnson said his experience was that government needed "to move faster and be more responsive to the needs of the people."He mentioned that people were unable to get their passp…
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COVID-19 and why we need to aim for elimination
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-24
Healthcare Sue BullIssue 1274 Australia COVID-19 suppression elimination Geelong…
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Campaigners raise over £129k for Jeremy Corbyn 'legal fund' amid anti-Semitism row
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-24
Campaigners have contributed more than £129,000 to a "legal fund" for Jeremy Corbyn as he faces being sued by Panorama presenter John Ware. | The GoFundMe page was created by campaigner Carole Morgan on Wednesday 22 July. It came shortly after Corbyn had criticised the Labour Party's decision to pay "substantial damages" to former party employees who took part in the BBC programme's expose on anti-Semitism claims under Corbyn's leadership. | Ware, who made the programme, is said to be taking legal action after Corbyn's claim that the Labour…
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Israel's Jewish National Fund is Uprooting Palestinians — Not Planting Trees
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
Nazareth. 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,…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/24/israelsjewis…

Police in Israel use water cannon on anti-Netanyahu protesters
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-24
Israeli police have used water cannons on protesters in central Jerusalem. It happened as clashes broke out overnight after thousands staged a demonstration against the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Israelis have held a series of demonstrations in recent weeks calling on Netanyahu to resign. Protesters are citing his trial on corruption charges and his fractious unity government's poor handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic as reasons.Protests: The protest near the prime minister's residence began around sundown on Thursday 23 July. It was initially largely peaceful, but police said at least 5…
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How Covid-19 Is Changing the Way We Work
Rebecca Gordon | thenation.com | 2020-07-24
How Covid-19 Is Changing the Way We Work…
thenation.com/article/economy/coronaviru…

Trump Is Flailing, and the Country Is Paying the Price
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-07-24
Trump Is Flailing, and the Country Is Paying the Price…
thenation.com/article/politics/china-con…

Pentagon's UFO hunter dept may soon be forced to make findings PUBLIC
rt.com | 2020-07-24
Amid mounting pressure from the government, the Pentagon could soon be forced to discuss its oft-denied, highly secretive UFO hunter operations publicly and on a biannual basis. | The Pentagon previously claimed it had disbanded its UFO-hunting Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme (AATIP), run by the Defence Intelligence Agency from 2007 to 2012. | However, the existence of an Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force (UAPTF) run by the Office of Naval Intelligence, whose aim is "to standardize collection and reporting" of "unidentified aerial phenomenon," was revealed in a Senate 2021 intelligen…
rt.com/usa/495702-pentagons-ufo-hunters-…

People of all walks of life say prayers at Hagia Sophia
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-24
People of all walks of life attended Friday prayers at Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia Mosque as it reopened for worship after 86 years.Men, women, the elderly and children were seen waiting at the 11 checkpoints in place. Police searched worshippers, while health workers checked their temperature and masks in line with COVID-19 measures.To save time, some people performed their ablution in the surrounding mosques. Many were seen carrying Turkish flags and prayers mats.A shuttle service was launched to carry foreigners and others from a designated parking space in Yenikapi district.Hitchhiking for first prayerAli…
yenisafak.com/en/news/people-of-all-walk…

'Digital security for social media should be on G20 agenda'
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-24
Turkey is urging the G20 digital economy ministers to tackle the issue of digital security for social media platforms.The recent hacking of high-profile Twitter accounts "clearly shows that global technology giants can be an enormous problem," Mustafa Varank, Turkey's technology and industry minister, said in his speech at the virtual G20 Digital Economy Ministers meeting this week. | In the face of various motives "to use these accounts to spread global disorder, we should put this issue on our agenda," he told the closed-door gathering in remarks released late Thursday. | Last week, several prominent Twitter ac…
yenisafak.com/en/news/digital-security-f…

Russia resuming flights to Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-24
Russia on Aug. 1 will resume flights to Turkey, officials announced Friday.After flights were suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, service will resume from three Russian cities — the capital Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Rostov-on-Don — Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova told a news conference in Moscow.Flights to Turkey will start with the capital Ankara and the metropolis of Istanbul from Aug. 1, and then add the coastal resort destinations of Antalya, Bodrum, and Dalaman on Aug. 10.Flight service to the UK and the East African nation of Tanzania is also restarting.Passengers coming to Rus…
yenisafak.com/en/news/russia-resuming-fl…

Turkey: Hotel occupancy rate down by half in H1
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-24
The hotel occupancy rate across Turkey was 33.4% in the first half of 2020, during the peak period of the coronavirus pandemic, down 47.3% from the same period last year, a hotel association said on Friday.The sector's revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR) for rooms also posted decreases, according to the Turkish Hotel Association (TUROB).RevPAR stood at ‚Ǩ19.2 ($21.1), down 56%, while ADR for rooms dropped by 16.6% to ‚Ǩ57.7 year-on-year in January-June period.In Europe on average, the hotel occupancy rate was 21.6% and RevPAR was ‚Ç&uml…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-hotel-occup…

S. Korea to train hundreds of doctors to battle future epidemics
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-24
South Korea will add 4,000 medical students over the next 10 years to swell the number of its doctors and strengthen the response to future public health crises, government and ruling party officials say.Authorities flagged the need to train doctors for potential outbreaks of infectious disease worse than COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus, pointing to the risk of more frequent epidemics and limited numbers of beds for the sick.To fill the gap, officials said they plan to step up admissions to medical schools using a combination of new quotas, incentives for students in less lucrative specialities and t…
yenisafak.com/en/world/s-korea-to-train-…

Iran reports 215 more deaths from coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-24
Iran on Friday confirmed 215 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 15,289, according to an official.A further 2,489 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the overall count to 286,523, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She said more than 249,212 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 3,653 patients remain in critical condition.Over 2.27 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari stated.The alarming surge in daily fatalities has sent shockwaves across Iran as the health ca…
yenisafak.com/en/world/iran-reports-215-…

Federal forces 'on standby' to enter Seattle, if protests turn violent & local cops need support
rt.com | 2020-07-24
A tactical unit of federal agents has been placed on standby in Seattle to aid police should protests there spiral into unrest or rioting, the New York Times reported, a move that comes amid heated objections from local officials. | A Special Response Team operating under the authority of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was reportedly dispatched to Seattle on Thursday, as a 'precautionary' measure. | "The CBP team will be on standby in the area, should they be required," the Federal Protective Service said in a statement about the operation. An agency spokesman who declined to be named, told the NYT that t…
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COVID-19 and Bioweapons Research
Seiji Yamada | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
The anthrax attacks of 2001 were carried out via mail. Anthrax was sent via the US Postal Service to members of Congress and media executives together with notes reading "Death to America," and "Allah is great." Five died. In the weeks following the September 11 attacks, the intent of the perpetrators was to make it…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/24/covid-19-and…

COVID-19 and Bioweapons Research
Seiji Yamada | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-24
The anthrax attacks of 2001 were carried out via mail. Anthrax was sent via the US Postal Service to members of Congress and media executives together with notes reading "Death to America," and "Allah is great." Five died. In the weeks following the September 11 attacks, the intent of the perpetrators was to make it…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/24/covid-19-and…

India's Largest Vaccine Manufacturer to Provide 50% of Anti-COVID Doses to Poorer GAVI Nations
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-24
New Delhi (Sputnik): While potential COVID-19 vaccines are reaching their final trial stages, society faces two dangers: price gouging and the stockpiling of the cure by rich countries. Nevertheless, Serum Institute of India has vowed to ensure that 50% of its COVID vaccinations go to poorer nations.
sputniknews.com/world/202007241079969951…

European Shares Shrivel Amid US-China Consulate War
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-24
China's Foreign Ministry ordered Washington to close down the US Consulate in the city of Chengdu, with the tit-for-tat move coming days after US officials moved to shutter the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas amid allegations that its employees were engaged in systemic espionage and theft of US intellectual property.
sputniknews.com/business/202007241079974…

Oregon judge bans feds from arresting or using force against 'journalists & legal observers' at Portland protests
rt.com | 2020-07-24
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order on federal agents deployed in Portland, ruling that they may not arrest, disperse or otherwise use force against reporters and legal observers covering ongoing protests there. | US District Court Judge Michael Simon ruled on Thursday that federal police must stop "arresting, threatening to arrest, or using physical force" on journalists and legal observers not suspected of a crime, following an injunction request from the Portlan…
rt.com/usa/495689-feds-barred-arrest-jou…

Texas congressman proposes to cancel DEMOCRATS over support of slavery and Confederacy (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-07-24
If Congress is purging all things related to slavery and the Confederacy in the name of battling bigotry, the Democratic Party should be among them, says a resolution proposed in all seriousness by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). | Gohmert's resolution, proposed on Thursday, would mandate that "any political organization or party that has ever held a public position that supported slavery or the Confederacy shall either change its name or be barred from participation in t…
rt.com/usa/495688-gohmert-cancel-racist-…

Appeasing the crowds? Chicago pulls down embattled Columbus statue days after mayor agrees to let feds in
rt.com | 2020-07-24
Shortly after Mayor Lori Lightfoot conceded to allow the federal government to deploy their agents to Chicago, the city has removed the bronze Columbus statue which has been vandalized amid massive Black Lives Matter rallies. | The removal operation started at Chicago's Grant Park in the middle of the night on Friday. Workers used two heavy-duty cranes to attach metal ropes to the Christopher Columbus monument, which was wrapped tight in white tarpaulin. | The statue of the Italian explorer, erected in the 1930s with funding and blessing from Chicago's Italian-American community, was then brought down in front…
rt.com/usa/495718-chicago-removes-columb…

FAA issues emergency directive to Boeing, warns corrosion on 737 aircraft could cause twin engine failure
rt.com | 2020-07-24
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an emergency directive, warning that some 2,000 Boeing 737 aircraft could be at risk of dual engine failure. The alert comes after a series of technical snafus for the Seattle firm. | In an Emergency Airworthiness Directive issued on Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned that air check valves on the narrow-body planes could become corroded and stuck open after seven days or…
rt.com/usa/495762-boeing-737-engine-fail…

Black protester ATTACKED while trying to stop mob taking down Portland courthouse fence (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-07-24
Protesters returned to the Justice Center in Portland for another night of orchestrated chaos on Thursday. Eyewitness footage from the scene captured the moment apparent Antifa members attacked a black protester calling for calm. | After repeated criticism of heavy-handed tactics, reportedly no police or federal agents were posted on the streets at the beginning of Thursday evening, instead remaining inside the courthouse and issuing repeated orders that protesters not target the exterior fence. | Despite this, several agitators in the crowd threw trash over and set it on fire at the fence, which quickly desce…
rt.com/usa/495725-antifa-attack-blacker-…

WATCH Portland protesters battling federal police to sound of Star Wars' Imperial March
rt.com | 2020-07-24
Chaotic scenes outside Portland's federal courthouse were given a snarky soundtrack by a demonstrator who showed up to the fracas armed with a stereo. The city has seen nightly clashes between police and protesters. | Footage taken by New York Times correspondent Mike Baker shows activists and federal agents fighting over control of a fence guarding the building in downtown Portland, which has been under siege by demonstrators for nearly two months. | Protesters used projectiles and laser pointers against federal law enforcement tasked with protecting the courthouse, who in turn deployed tear gas to keep the m…
rt.com/usa/495720-star-wars-portland-pol…

Imperial COVID-19 vaccine trial expands to additional sites
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-24
Imperial College London's COVID-19 vaccine trial is expanding to additional sites throughout England.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200435/imperial-covid-19-vaccine-trial-expands-additional

Cellular partnerships and EU innovators: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-24
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200573/cellular-partnerships-eu-innovators-news-from

Friday 7/24: March for C.T. Vivian and John Lewis
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-07-24
San Jose City Hall | 200 E. Santa Clara Street | San Jose CA 95113…
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Sunday 8/2: Sit. Walk. Listen. Because Black Lives Matter
Sit. Walk. Listen organizing team | indybay.org | 2020-07-24
"The Pergola at Lake Merritt" (599 El Embarcadero) | Oakland, California…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/22/1883527…

Tuesday 7/28: LaborFest 2020 presents: Off the Meter, a play by John McDonagh, cab driver & storyteller
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-24
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/23/1883528…

Ada Mills Young – A new look 2020 National Buffalo Soldiers Day Weekend
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-07-24
Ada Mills Young, born in our California Gold Rush District offers a new and facinating journey into the extended families of our Buffalo Soldiers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/23/1883529…

Joaquin Murrieta and the Road to Three Rocks
Stan Santos | indybay.org | 2020-07-24
In 1980 farm workers fight for their homes and dignity near Arroyo de Cantua, where the Murrieta band and California Rangers had their last, violent clash in 1853. For forty years, horse riders memorialize both events in Valley history.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/22/1883527…

Saturday 7/25: Race, Police, and Prisons: The American Gulag
Monterey Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-07-24
Online webinar | Register in advance to get the Zoom details: | http: //tinyurl.com/Sharat-G-Lin-7-25-20…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/22/1883527…

Monday 7/27: LaborFest 2020 presents: People's Park and the Overreach of UC Berkeley
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-24
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/23/1883528…

As McConnell Tees Up Next Aid Package With Corporate Liability as 'Red Line,' Polluters Pushing to Secure Shield Against Covid-19 Lawsuits
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-23
"Corporate liability waivers are just the next phase of a Trump polluter bailout." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/07/23/mcconne…

An inside look at Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution on its 41st anniversary
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-07-23
The Grayzone reports from inside Nicaragua's capital on the 41st anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, covering a speech by President…
thegrayzone.com/2020/07/23/nicaragua-san…

The Militarization of Strategic Waterways: US- India War Games Contemplated. Aggressive "Signal to China"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
"Whoever attains maritime supremacy in the Indian Ocean would be a prominent player on the international scene." (US Navy Geostrategist Rear Admiral Alfred Thayus Mahan (1840-1914)) | Among Washington's strategic objectives is the militarization of major seaways, extending from the Mediterranean …
globalresearch.ca/the-militarization-of-…

The Militarization of Strategic Waterways: US- India War Games Contemplated. Aggressive "Signal to China"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
"Whoever attains maritime supremacy in the Indian Ocean would be a prominent player on the international scene." (US Navy Geostrategist Rear Admiral Alfred Thayus Mahan (1840-1914)) | Among Washington's strategic objectives is the militarization of major sea ways, extending from the …
globalresearch.ca/the-militarization-of-…

Defending the US Against Looming Presidential Dictatorship
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
At least Vladimir Putin is gaining his dictatorial powers democratically. He got elected by a solid majority of Russians, and then he went to the Russian Duma and asked for a constitutional change to allow him to continue to be elected through 2030. Here in the US, we have created a presidential dictatorship through sleight…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/23/defending-th…

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner on Mumia Abu-Jamal, Police Corruption & Reexamining Old Cases
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-23
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has made addressing police corruption a cornerstone of his time in office, and he says it affects many criminal cases, including that of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has always maintained his innocence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer for which he has spent four decades behind bars. Within weeks of the end of the trial, a third of the police involved in his case were jailed for systematically tampering with evidence to obtain convictions in cases across the city, and at least one police officer in the case, James Forbes, lied on the stand…
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/23/mumia_abu…

Philly DA Larry Krasner: Trump Is a "Wannabe Fascist." I Will Charge His Agents If They Break Law
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-23
As President Trump announces a "surge" of federal agents into major U.S. cities to confront protesters, we speak with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who warns he will arrest and charge Trump's police forces if they violate the rights of residents in his city. "The law applies to the president of the United States, even though he doesn't think so. The law applies to law enforcement. The law applies to civilians. It is real simple," says Krasner. He also discusses the importance of releasing incarcerated people during the pandemic, and tackling police corruption, such as in the case of political pris…
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/23/larry_kra…

"Her Front Teeth Were Knocked Out": Chicago Teen to Sue Police Officer Who Hit Her at a Protest
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-23
Protesters in Chicago are demanding justice after police officers attacked a teenage activist last week during a demonstration in which people attempted to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park. An officer struck 18-year-old Miracle Boyd, a recent high school graduate and organizer with the group GoodKids MadCity, in the face, knocking out several teeth. Journalists also reported being mistreated by police officers, who used chemical sprays and batons on protesters. "This is consistent with what we've seen from the Chicago Police Department in their response to these uprisings," says Sheila Bedi,…
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/23/miracle_b…

Paramilitary-Style Tactics in Portland Mirror Decades of U.S. Violence on the Border & Abroad
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-23
The harrowing scenes of paramilitary-style units in the streets of American cities like Portland has shocked mainstream America, but award-winning independent journalist Todd Miller, who has reported on border security and immigration for over a decade, says it's a reflection of how the U.S. has operated around the world. We also speak with Cecilia Menjívar, UCLA sociology professor, who says the image of unmarked vans snatching people from the streets "brings back memories to Latin Americans who lived through disappearances of families and friends and co-workers."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/23/federal_a…

Jim Crow is hiding in the mailbox
Greg Palast | zcomm.org | 2020-07-23
22% of Mail-In Votes Never Get Counted…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/jim-crow-is-hiding…

Thursday 7/23: MoveOn Politics & Flows Chat Guest: Rep. Ilhan Omar
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2020-07-23
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/21/1883523…

Long Overdue for Latin America
Medea Benjamin, Steve Ellner | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
U.S. policy towards Venezuela has been a fiasco. Try as it might, the Trump regime-change team has been unable to depose President Maduro and finds itself stuck with a self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaidó, who President Trump was reported to have called "a kid" who "doesn't have what it takes." The Venezuelan people have paid a…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/23/long-overdue…

'Turkish aid helps Venezuela fight virus effectively'
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-23
Sevki Mutevellioglu told Anadolu Agency last week Turkish aid, including 25 ventilators, 40,000 testing kits, 150,000 masks and protective clothing, reached the capital Caracas.He noted that the aircraft was also carrying medical equipment donated to Venezuela as part of various health projects supervised by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).The ambassador said the Venezuelan side welcomed the aid as its economy is crippled by sanctions.Mutevellioglu praised the "fast, effective and accurate" response of President Nicolas Maduro's government.Noting that the ventilators and other supplies were…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkish-aid-helps…

King Joe and the Round Table: Biden's America in a Multipolar World
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2020-07-23
If Biden is elected, it will be up to peace-loving Americans to demand a foreign policy that takes illegal military "options," brutal sanctions and a new arms race off the table and replaces them with a new commitment to the rule of law and "Round Table" diplomacy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/king-joe-and-the-r…

Joe Biden's Misguided Bid for American Supremacy
Medea Benjamin | progressive.org | 2020-07-23
The former Vice President's view of foreign policy is deeply out of touch with a multipolar world, and America's place in it.
progressive.org/dispatches/biden-misguid…

'War Come Home': Americans 'Should Be Absolutely Appalled' by Trump Sending Feds to US Cities
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-23
Many US mayors have expressed concern with the Trump administration's deployment of federal agents dressed up in military uniforms to major American cities, peace activist and Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin told Sputnik Wednesday.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202007231079959…

It's Time for the Democratic Party to Mention the Occupation
Jeremy Ben-Ami, James Zogby | thenation.com | 2020-07-23
It's Time for the Democratic Party to Mention the Occupation…
thenation.com/article/politics/democrati…

Moment of Supreme Danger: Trumpism-Fascism Rears its Head
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
"What He Wishes He Had: Total Power" This is a supremely dangerous moment. The White House is occupied by a rogue fascist regime whose malignant leader Donald Trump has recently made it clear yet again that he will not honor the results of an election that does not go his way next November. It is…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/23/moment-of-su…

Moment of Supreme Danger: Trumpism-Fascism Rears its Head
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
This is a supremely dangerous moment. The White House is occupied by a rogue fascist regime whose malignant leader Donald Trump has recently made it clear yet again that he will not honor the results of an election that does not go his way next November. It is well understood within his administration that Trump is a wannabe dictator who is only half-joking when he talks about wanting to be "president for life."
counterpunch.org/2020/07/23/moment-of-su…

Why Palestinian-Israeli Prisoners Exchange Deal Could Happen Soon
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-23
For the first time since the Israeli war on Gaza in 2014, the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is signaling its willingness to engage in negotiations regarding the release of the bodies of two Israeli soldiers believed to be held by resistance groups in Gaza. But will another prisoner exchange similar to that …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/why-palestini…

Canada's Support for Trump Administration's Venezuela Policy
Bianca Mugyenyi | commondreams.org | 2020-07-23
We must ask ourselves whether we will continue to accept our government's participation in a Trump administration regime change effort that effectively undermines the ability of ordinary Venezuelans to feed themselves. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Australia Pours Money Into Insane US War Games Yet Won't Support Its Own Citizens
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-23
During a suspended parliament without properly elected supervision, the Australian government is slashing financial protections for its own economically struggling citizens while pouring vast fortunes into supporting dangerous US cold war escalations against Australia's number one trading partner. | In an article titled " Australian government slashes pandemic payments to workers after suspending parliament", World Socialist Web Site reports: | Despite a worsening COVID-19 surge in Australia's two most popul…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/austral…

Australia Pours Money Into Insane US War Games Yet Won't Support Its Own Citizens
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-23
In an article titled " Australian government slashes pandemic payments to workers after suspending parliament", World Socialist Web Site reports: | Despite a worsening COVID-19 surge in Australia's two most populous states, the Liberal-National government yesterday announced the slashing of its pandemic wage subsidies and welfare benefits, as part of its drive to "reopen the economy." | Under conditions of mass unemployment, this will impoverish more than five million unemployed or under-employed workers and…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/austral…

Australia Pours Money Into Insane US War Games Yet Won't Support Its Own Citizens
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-23
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | In an article titled " Australian government slashes pandemic payments to workers after suspending parliament", World Socialist Web Site reports: | Despite a worsening COVID-19 surge in Australia's two most populous states, the Liberal-National government yesterday announced the slashing of its pandemic wage subsidies and welfare benefits, as part of its drive to "reopen the economy." | Under conditions of mass unemployment, this will impoverish more than five million unemployed or under-employed wo…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/23/au…

Thursday 7/23: Organizing Meeting: Stop Police Violence – Slash the SFPD Budget
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-07-23
This online meeting will be held on Zoom. | REGISTER at bit.ly/Slash-SFPD-Budget…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/22/1883526…

California judge rules against Socialist Equality Party candidates
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-07-23
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/22/1883526…

ACLU Sues to Stop US State-Sponsored Violence, Chicago to be Occupied by Federal Agents
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
The nation I grew up in no longer exists, replaced by endless state-sponsored war on humanity at home and abroad — along with the transformation of America to resemble tinpot dictatorships. | Full-blown tyranny may be one more major state-sponsored homeland …
globalresearch.ca/aclu-sues-stop-us-stat…

Media Silent as Trump Declares Wars
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
Donald Trump's attacks on Venezuela, Syria and Iran are criminal, but Joe Biden vows to be even worse. | The corporate media in this country can endlessly repeat lies about Russia paying Taliban bounties, but ignore important information that is …
globalresearch.ca/media-silent-trump-dec…

War Crimes and War Criminals: Who Will Be Held Accountable?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-23
There is something unique about how the United States manipulates the "terrorism" label to avoid being accused of carrying out war crimes. When an indigenous militia or an armed insurgency like the Taliban in a country like Iraq or Afghanistan attacks American soldiers subsequent to a U.S. invasion which overthrew the country's government, it is considered by Washington to be an act of "terrorism." Terror attacks de facto permit a carte blanche response, allowing virtually anything as retaliation against the parties involved or countries that support them, including the assassination of foreign government officia…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/23/wa…

Brits start major fightback against Tory vote for NHS to be 'controlled from outside the UK'
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-07-23
Brits have started the fightback against a Tory vote that blocked protection against the NHS being 'controlled from outside the UK'. | The vote, on an amendment to the Trade Bill, took place on 20 July. By 22 July, campaign group We Own It had launched a petition aimed at the House of Lords. It called on them to amend the Trade Bill to the…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discover…

Who Will Come to America's Rescue? A Nation Under Internal Threat, Engulfed in an Unprecedented Crisis
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
USA needs help. Let's face it: our democratic institutions aren't working well; our president is behaving like a depraved, spiteful monarch; our police, with almost 19,000 independent units nationwide, are unmanageable; our unprecedented social and economic divides are growing; the …
globalresearch.ca/who-will-come-america-…

US orders closure of China's Houston consulate, raising the danger of war
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
The White House, facing a massive domestic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, is seeking to divert internal tensions outward.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/pers…

Trump Administration Deploys Federal Forces into Major U.S. Cities
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
The repressive U.S. state's chickens have come home to roost with President Donald Trump announcing federal troops will be deployed to several U.S. cities. This comes after federal agents reportedly disappeared protesters last week off the streets of Portland, Oregon….
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Why Environmental Racism Must End
Lena Moffitt | progressive.org | 2020-07-23
Since Donald Trump came to office, his administration has rolled back 100 environmental safeguards, devastated public lands, and made the world less safe for all of us.
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Biden's climate plan: tactic to win Sanders supporters or something more?
Tina Landis | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-23
Trump is particularly pro-business and anti-people/planet, but will Biden lead the charge toward meaningful climate action?
liberationnews.org/bidens-climate-plan-t…

Philippines: New People's Army lands blow on U.S.-backed Duterte regime armed forces
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-23
According to reports, the communist-led New People's Army (NPA) successfully ambushed a platoon of the 15th Infantry Battalion last Wednesday afternoon, July 8, in Brgy. Pinggot, Ilog Town, Negros Occidental, killing at least 12 AFP soldiers and wounding four others. | In a statement, red fighters of the Armando Sumayang Jr. Command (ASJC) of the New People's Army's Southwest Negros Front said that the NPA action was in response to the clamor of peasant masses in Southwest Negros seeking redress from the growing cases of arson, destruction of crops, illegal arrest, fake surrender and other rights abuses and crimi…
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The Coronavirus-Climate-Air Conditioning Nexus
Stan Cox | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
A wave of persistent, intense heat and humidity has enveloped the Midwest, South, and Northeast in this second half of July. By the time it subsides, more than half of the U.S. population will have been hit with heat indexes above 100; for many, the heat wave will last for several days. The severe heat…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/23/the-coronavi…

Philly SWAT cop charged with assault for pepper-spraying kneeling protesters on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-23
"The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office will not make excuses for crimes committed by law enforcement that demean the democratic freedoms so many Americans have fought and died to preserve."
nationofchange.org/2020/07/23/philly-swa…

Total Masking: Victoria's Coronavirus Response
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
The Victorian Premier turned up for his weekend delivery of coronavirus infections, gruffly delivering the news. It has become grim if compelling viewing: the announcement about the next spike in coronavirus infections, the next gruesome statistical spread on transmission. On Sunday, Daniel Andrews had a pose that has become legend, a cross between plasticine figure…
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Comment le Hezbollah frappera Israà´l : Guerre généralisée possible?
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-23
´ Je préviens le Hezbollah : ne troublez pas le calme qui prévaut à la frontière avec le Liban ª, a déclaré l'espion en chef israélien Yossi Cohen, en ce moment de forte tension entre Israà´l et le Hezbollah. Cette déclaration fait suite à la violation de la souveraineté syrienne par Israà´l et à son bombardement de l'aéroport de Damas, où le Hezbollah a annoncé qu'un de ses militants a été tué. La principale préoccupation des médias israéliens n'est pas de savoir si le Hezbollah va riposter, mais plutà¥t quand et comment, et si la frappe va conduire à une guerre généralisée. | Le comm…
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Senate committee gives nod to Trump Fed nominee
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
The main qualification of Judy Shelton in Trump's eyes is that she has changed her economic views in line with changes in the occupancy of the White House.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/shel…

Grenfell Tower contractor Rydon admits profiteering by using flammable cladding
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
The criminal decision to use flammable cladding was the main factor in turning the tower block into a death trap.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/gren…

Green belts protection law, a road to food sovereignty in Argentina
Julián Inzaugarat | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-23
A coalition of social and peasant movements are promoting a bill in the Argentine Congress that seeks to protect and strengthen green belts in Argentina. Green belts are strategic production areas close to big cities, where small-scale rural agricultural producers produce 80% of the fruits and vegetables consumed in the country. The Green Belts Protection bill is being promoted by national deputy, Federico Fagioli, from the ruling left-wing coalition of Frente de Todos. | The bill aims to organize urban expansion, protecting green spaces where fresh, healthy and accessible food is supplied to the Argentine popula…
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War and the Environment: The Disturbing and Under-researched Legacy of Depleted Uranium Weapons
Elena Bruess | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
While on a research trip to the Iraqi city of Basra in 1996, environmental engineer Souad Al-Azzawi encountered a mother taking care of three young children, all of them sick and unable to move on their own. With no idea …
globalresearch.ca/disturbing-under-resea…

COVID-19: No return to 'old normal', says UN health chief, as cases top 15 million
news.un.org | 2020-07-23
COVID-19 cases worldwide have surpassed 15 million, and nearly 620,000 deaths. On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged people everywhere to play a part in preventing further spread of the disease, warning that there will be no return to "the old normal".
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The People's Republic of Walmart
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2020-07-23
Humanity has to convert fossil-fueled means of transportation, the distribution of goods, and logistics into planned and ecologically sustainable ways.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-peoples-republ…

Another Racist Team Name Bites the Dust
Dave Zirin | progressive.org | 2020-07-23
Long overdue, the Washington, D.C., NFL team is changing its name, removing the racist slur from its moniker.
progressive.org/dispatches/another-racis…

The Coronavirus-Climate-Air Conditioning Nexus
Stan Cox | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
A wave of persistent, intense heat and humidity has enveloped the Midwest, South, and Northeast in this second half of July. By the time it subsides, more than half of the U.S. population will have been hit with heat indexes above 100; for many, the heat wave will last for several days. The severe heat…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/23/the-coronavi…

Building a Definition of Development
Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
The idea of development itself, its definition, and even the method we use for defining it, would be a good place to begin toward discovering its potential in our lives. We cannot rely on any single, or even ten, definitions. …
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Divergent recoveries–pandemic edition
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-07-23
The existing alphabet soup of possible recoveries–V, U, W, and so on (which I discussed back in April)–is clearly inadequate to describe what has been taking place in the United States in recent months.
mronline.org/2020/07/23/divergent-recove…

Minneapolis Park Police Displace Sanctuary Encampment
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-07-23
Minneapolis, MN — On Monday, July 20, dozens of houseless people were displaced and 24 people were arrested as law enforcement executed an eviction of the eastern portion of a sanctuary tent encampment in Powderhorn Park. | After the raid, Unicorn Riot spoke to community members,…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/minneapolis-park-police-displace-sanctuary-encampment-arrest-24/

COVID-19 provides opportunity to resolve conflicts, address weaknesses across Arab region: UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-07-23
While all Arab states are facing difficulties in responding to COVID-19, the pandemic can also provide an opportunity to resolve long-standing conflicts and address structural weaknesses across the region, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday.
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Video: Germany's COVID-19 Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry
Dr. Heiko Schà∂ning | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
Germany — The COVID-19 Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee Conference, 03rd July 2020 | "We will not be delayed any longer. We citizens have the power. We are doing it", with these words Heiko Schà∂ning announced the Extra-Parliamentary Corona Investigation Committee (ACU) on …
globalresearch.ca/video-germany-covid-19…

Quick facts on China and COVID
calvin deutschbein | workers.org | 2020-07-23
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 . . . | Continue reading Quick facts on China and COVID at Workers.org
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New ECOSOC President outlines focus on pandemic, SDGs and climate action
news.un.org | 2020-07-23
Now is the time to implement policies and commitments to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the new President of one of the UN's main bodies said on Thursday.
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Guns? Yes. Masks? No. And Gestapo in Portland
Max Elbaum | zcomm.org | 2020-07-23
The toxic mix of valuing gun ownership over protecting public health, conspiracism, and reactionary movements glued together by white supremacy and national chauvinism are too deeply rooted to be ended any time soon…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/guns-yes-masks-no-…

A New International Movement for Debt Justice
Z. Fareen Parvez | zcomm.org | 2020-07-23
The flourishing of debt resistance around the world makes this an inspirational moment to strategize around debt justice…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-new-internationa…

Security Council stalemate frustrates families of Syria's missing detainees
news.un.org | 2020-07-23
Families of the more than 130,000 people believed to be detained and forcibly disappeared in Syria, are deeply frustrated by the Security Council's failure to unite and make progress on the issue, the 15-member organ was told on Thursday.
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Minneapolis Park Police Displace Sanctuary Encampment, Arrest 24
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-07-23
Minneapolis, MN — On Monday, July 20, dozens of houseless people were displaced and 24 people were arrested as law enforcement executed an eviction of the eastern portion of a sanctuary tent encampment in Powderhorn Park. | After the raid, Unicorn Riot spoke to community members,…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/minneapolis-park-police-displace-sanctuary-encampment-arrest-24/

Saving nature: Overpopulation is not the primary problem
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-23
In a period of ecological and climate crises, figuring out 'how to save nature' is perhaps the principal challenge facing our planet. Yet, a largely unchallenged view is the misconception that overpopulation is among the primary drivers of these crises.
mronline.org/2020/07/23/saving-nature-ov…

The Bonus Army Protest
Gary Olson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-23
July 28 will mark almost the 90th anniversary of one of most controversial protests in U.S. history and yet it remains virtually unknown to most Americans. On that day, in 1932, 500 U.S. army infantrymen with loaded rifles, fixed bayonets and gas grenades containing a vomit inducing ingredient, 200 calvary, a machine gun squadron, 800 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/the-bonus-arm…

Anti-Diplomacy: Danny Danon Ends Five Year Legacy of Israeli Hasbara at the UN
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-23
Kathryn Shihadah examines the legacy of Danny Danon, whose hawkish anti-diplomacy recently came to end after a five-year stint as Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations.
mintpressnews.com/danny-danon-five-year-…

Twitter QAnon Purge Gives Bigger Monopoly to Corporate Media
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
Twitter cites fears QAnon activity will lead to "offline harm" while further empowering corporate media whose "offline harm" includes selling wars that have destroyed entire nations abroad and bled the American people dry at home. | *** | News outlets like CNN …
globalresearch.ca/twitter-qanon-purge-gi…

Trumpfen Sturmabteilung (Trump's Stormtroopers)
Ron Jacobs | zcomm.org | 2020-07-23
If nothing else, Trump's White House has proven that the president is above the law if and when he chooses to be…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumpfen-sturmabte…

Nurses trash Trump secret police threat to U.S. cities
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-23
WASHINGTON–Breaking a labor-wide silence, National Nurses United, long known for its outspokenness, became the first AFL-CIO union to trash GOP President Donald Trump's threat to send secret police storm troopers to U.S. cities. The union's July 22 statement came as senators slogged through amendments to the annual and monster defense bill, including one drafted by …
peoplesworld.org/article/nurses-trash-tr…

PCHR: "IOF Raid Yabous Cultural Centre and Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Occupied East Jerusalem"
PCHR | imemc.org | 2020-07-23
The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 22 July 2020, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided Yabous Cultural Centre and Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM) in the center of occupied East Jerusalem and confiscated thousands of documents, files, PCs, tablets, and surveillance cameras. At the same time, …
imemc.org/article/pchr-iof-raid-yabous-c…

NASSCO shipyard worker dies from COVID-19 in San Diego
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
Concerns about the lack of safety measures at the shipyard began to surface in late March, when a worker tested positive for COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/ship…

Cops and Constitutions
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
The cops are violating the Constitution by attacking people exercising their basic rights — — that much is obvious. The rounding up of random protestors because they "fit the description" is related to the discriminatory policing that has historically denied poor, Black, and Brown people their basic rights because they "fit the description." It's a form…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/23/cops-and-con…

U.S. Navy veteran speaks out about being attacked by Trump's secret police in Portland this past weekend
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-23
It isn't about me getting beat up. It's about focusing back on the original intention of all of these protests, which is Black Lives Matter.
nationofchange.org/2020/07/23/u-s-navy-v…

Defund the Police State, Before It's Too Late
William Boardman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
The American police state is currently making its boldest test run to date in Portland, Oregon, escalating violence and lawlessness against the peaceful population of an American city. The people of Portland have responded with increased resistance, but support from …
globalresearch.ca/defund-police-state-be…

Oscar Lopez Rivera wishes Happy Birthday and Freedom to Simon Trinidad
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-23
In response to the call for birthday greetings for political prisoner Simon Trinidad, The National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera received a video message from freed Puerto Rican political prisoner, Oscar Lopez Rivera. Lopez Rivera unjustly spent 35 years in U.S. prison for fighting for the independence of his homeland. Below is the transcription of the video message: | "I want to take this moment to wish a Happy Birthday to comrade Simón Trinidad. He is one of the heroes of our countries. He is one of the heroes who is imprisoned because he wants to fight for the independence and sovereignty of Colombia and f…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/23/oscar-lo…

Feminist groups protest rising femicide and violence against women in Turkey
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-23
The murder of Pinar Gultekin, a 27-year-old university student, has brought thousands to the streets in protest. They are demanding an end to femicide and other forms of violence against women…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/23/feminist-…

Iconoclash: Removing racist monuments doesn't erase history
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-23
Littered throughout the annals of history are bits and pieces of chipped stone, melted down iron, bronze, copper, and the fine chalky gray sand that was once sculpting clay. They are the remnants of once stunning visual monuments, no longer relevant in some subsequent era or newly established political dynasty. For as quickly as empires …
peoplesworld.org/article/iconoclash-remo…

Who's Responsible For The Rise In COVID-19 Cases In Prison?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-23
Eddie Conway talks to activists from Michigan and California–two hot spots for COVID-19 cases in prisons. In both states, mistakes by prison officials led to a rise in cases.
therealnews.com/stories/rise-covid-19-ca…

California: 700 health care workers at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital on five-day strike
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
Workers are protesting understaffing at the hospital, inadequate access to personal protective equipment, and management's proposal to slash their benefits.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/sant…

Raise the Social Cost: An Important Strategic Concept
Peter Bohmer | zcomm.org | 2020-07-23
We should reach out and listen before we criticize some of their actions. These direct-action resisters have the potential or already are an important part of social movements and organizations that demand a better world…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/raise-the-social-c…

Ten Better Uses for Ten Percent of the Pentagon Budget
Lindsay Koshgarian | zcomm.org | 2020-07-23
With military spending at historically high levels, and with additional increases under President Trump, a ten percent cut is an overdue correction to the bloated Pentagon budget…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/ten-better-uses-fo…

Popular protest shakes former French colony Mali
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-07-23
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 . . . | Continue reading Popular protest shakes former French colony Mali at Workers.org
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Trump orders hundreds of federal agents into Chicago
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
The White House is escalating the drive toward an authoritarian regime in America.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/poli…

America's Penis Envy of the Nazis
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
"…is it, ah, twoo what they say about the way you people are gifted? Oh, it's twoo, it's twoo!" — Lili von Shtupp, Blazing Saddles It's been 75 years since the end of WWII and interest in all things Nazi has seen no end of interest; indeed, you could argue cogently that the monster Herr…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/23/americas-pen…

New coronavirus cases globally rocket past a quarter million
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
Multiple countries yesterday set new records in their daily death tolls, case counts or both.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/covi…

'Temporary Basic Income' could slow COVID surge, provide lifeline for world's poorest
news.un.org | 2020-07-23
The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world's poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 and enable close to three billion people to stay at home, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released on Thursday.
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Brutalized by Thugs
Scott Owen | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
The people of the United States are being brutalized by thugs. Our leaders, as if we had some leaders, are for the most part, not to be found. Occasionally, one or another will poke their heads out from some enclave they share or they might step into the safety of a secured television or recording…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/23/brutalized-b…

Confederate statues are monuments to the 'Lost Cause' cult of white supremacy
Judith Ezekiel | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-23
My mother recently moved into an assisted living facility, and some of her possessions were moved to my house, including boxes of photos. Among them, I discovered a photo from when I was 5 years old, when my grandparents had taken us to see a statue sculpted by a man they referred to as our …
peoplesworld.org/article/confederate-sta…

That Damn Camouflage Again! The Militarization of "Law Enforcement"
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
If you watch old footage of WW2 US Army commanders, like Marshall, Eisenhower and even George Patton, they wore regular dress uniforms when not in the midst of combat. Camouflage was worn only in areas of combat, never back at …
globalresearch.ca/damn-camouflage-again/…

German defence minister propagates rearmament, militarism and war
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
With the revival of German militarism, the militaristic traditions that are historically linked above all to the Soldateska of the Kaiserreich (Imperial Empire) and the Wehrmacht (armed forces of Nazi Germany) are inevitably returning.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/mili…

Racial Politics in Georgia and the Presidential Elections
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
A contested gubernatorial election in 2018 involving Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp and former Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams highlighted problems related to voter suppression based upon the national oppression of the African American people. | Hundreds of …
globalresearch.ca/racial-politics-georgi…

The Real News Network Joins Lawsuit Against Maryland Police Department
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-23
TRNN, the NAACP Prince George's County Branch, and the National Action Network filed a joint motion asking a judge to unseal a report that contains details of discrimination and racial bias within the Prince George's County Police Department.
therealnews.com/columns/the-real-news-ne…

Defend Portland! Defend People's Resistance! No Police State!
Editor | workers.org | 2020-07-23
Despite the brutal attempt of the White House to crush the heroic Black Lives Matter movement by sending camouflaged federal agents ‚àí secret police ‚àí to Portland, Chicago and other U.S. cities, the movement and all who support it have been fighting back. The initial response to the threat of . . . | Continue reading Defend Portland! | Defend People's Resistance! No Police State! at Workers.org
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Ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases across Pacific Island states
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
The global health and economic crisis is having a catastrophic impact on the fragile and impoverished former colonies across the Pacific.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/paci…

New Comet Visible Across Northern Skies
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-07-23
Stillwater, MN — Comet NEOWISE has been appearing to stargazers on planet Earth over the past several weeks. It was discovered in March ~300 million kilometers away from the Sun, closer than the asteroid belt, though its orbit is tilted slightly from that of the…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/new-comet-visible-across-northern-skies/

The Poetry of a Movement to Change This Country
Liz Theoharis | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-23
The word jubilee comes from the Hebrew "yovel," meaning a "trumpet blast of liberty." It was said that, on the day of liberation, the sound of a ram's horn would ring through the land. These days, I hear the sound of that horn while walking with my kids through the streets of New York City,…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/23/the-poetry-o…

Widespread opposition as union sells out Joliet, Illinois nurses strike
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
The Illinois Nurses Association isolated the courageous two-week strike and then pushed through a deal that does nothing to address dangerously high patient-to-nurse ratios.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/joli… nurses-j23.html

New analysis exposes pandemic profiteers
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-23
"Taxing excess profits during a crisis is an old idea whose time has come again."
nationofchange.org/2020/07/23/new-analys…

COVID-19 spreading widely in auto plants as Detroit automakers push for more production
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
Reports continue of spreading COVID-19 infections at US auto plants as Detroit automakers are making clear that they will not permit even temporary shutdowns for cleaning and quarantining.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/auto…

Israeli forces raid Palestinian cultural institutes, arrest directors
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-23
The directors of three prominent Palestinian cultural centers have been arrested by the Israeli forces for an indefinite period on charges of funding terrorism, fraud and tax evasion…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/23/israeli-f…

Death of 14-year-old on the job highlights growth of child labor in Canada
wsws.org | 2020-07-23
Young workers represent more than 50 percent of the workforce at some large corporations such as McDonald's and Tim Hortons.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/23/chil…

Is the United States a Failing State? A Failed State?
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
To ask whether the United States, the world's dominant military power, is 'a failing state' should cause worldwide anxiety. Such a state, analogous to a wounded animal, is a global menace of unprecedented proportions in the nuclear age. Its political …
globalresearch.ca/united-states-failing-…

Lawsuit against Trudeau Government: Constitutional Lawyer Rocco Galati and the Lies and Crimes of the COVID Operation
Rocco Galati | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-23
Celebrated Canadian Constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati characterizes the COVID Operation as "the biggest example of misinformation and lies on a global scale that we've seen." | The Constitutional challenge that he is filing with the Ontario Superior Court seeks to pull …
globalresearch.ca/rocco-galati-lies-crim…

Donald Trump does not care about you or your kids
Wim Laven | zcomm.org | 2020-07-23
This summer, American teachers are drafting templates for messages on the inevitable illness and death that Trump-ordered school openings will bring…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/donald-trump-does-…