2020-07-26: News Headlines

Marjorie Cohn (2020-07-26). Black Lives Matter Chicago Sues to Prevent Occupation by Trump's Paramilitaries. zcomm.org Taking a page from Hitler's Brownshirts, Donald Trump is sending his secret paramilitary forces into U.S. cities to terrorize the population…

Mike Whitney (2020-07-26). Sweden: The One Chart that Matters. globalresearch.ca While the Covid-19 epidemic continues to drag on in the United States, it's largely over in Sweden where fatalities have dropped to no more than 2 deaths per day for the last week. Sweden has been harshly criticized in the …

Don Gross (2020-07-26). Hundreds protest in Chicago against police abuses and demand the defunding of police. liberationnews.org The action occurred on the four-year anniversary of the original occupation of Freedom Square in 2016. The…

Ben Carroll (2020-07-26). The state's use of technology: An issue for the movement. workers.org Data are everywhere. In 2020, technology is a ubiquitous part of everyday life for many workers in this country and around the world. We use social media and email to keep in touch with family and friends. We watch livestreams of events and activities that take place across the globe. . . . |

Jane Cutter (2020-07-26). Hundreds stand with Black youth and against racism in Shoreline, Wa. liberationnews.org The protest was organized in response to an incident in which a 13-year-old BLM activist was threatened with lynching.

Subodh Varma (2020-07-26). Record harvest, record stocks: Yet, why are India's people hungry? peoplesdispatch.org It is beyond belief and understanding why the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is refusing to distribute the mountain of food grain stocks sitting in its warehouses…

Granma (2020-07-26). Haydée y Melba: Las mujeres del Moncada. peoplesworld.org ´Con un ojo humano ensangrentado en las manos se presentaron un sargento y varios hombres en el calabozo donde se encontraban Melba Hernández y Haydée Santamaría. Dirigiéndose a la última, y mostrándole el ojo, le dijeron: "Este es de tu hermano, si tú no dices lo que él no quiso decir, le arrancaremos el otro". …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-26). How Vietnam's socialist approach is winning the battle against COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org Vietnam, with a population of 100 million people, has not recorded a single death from COVID-19. There has not been a single local case of the virus in the last three months.

George Monbiot (2020-07-26). People want a greener, happier world now. zcomm.org Our politicians have other ideas…

Kayla Soren (2020-07-26). Decriminalize Fare Evasion. zcomm.org You don't go to jail for missing a highway toll. It shouldn't be any different on transit.

Arun Gupta (2020-07-26). Questions Swirl Around Portland Police's Coordination With Federal Officers. zcomm.org The Portland police have been cagey about how they work with the feds. Deputy Chief Chris Davis has said Portland police offered "suggestions" to the federal forces and coordinated efforts with them.

Jonathan Rosenblum (2020-07-26). Lessons from the Amazon Tax Victory in Seattle. zcomm.org Pressed by a relentless working class movement, the Seattle City Council on July 6 adopted a first-time-ever tax on Amazon and other big businesses that will bring in at least $214 million a year to fund affordable housing…

Fight Back (2020-07-26). Tire workers report Kumho's COVID-19 safety lapses. fightbacknews.org Macon, GA – Workers at Kumho Tire in Macon alerted health officials July 20 to rampant COVID-19 safety failures in their workplace. | The workers, who voted to join the United Steelworkers (USW) despite Kumho's repeated efforts to thwart the election, expressed both the fear that they are unprotected from contracting the coronavirus at the tire plant and their concern that the lack of precautions could put the wider community at risk. | They addressed the Macon-Bibb County Board of Health during a public meeting conducted by telephone because of the pandemic. | The workers said Kumho failed to adequately distribu…

Josue De Luna Navarro (2020-07-26). Need Money for a Green New Deal? Get It From ICE. commondreams.org An ICE agent in Salem, Ohio on June 19, 2018. Image courtesy U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nafisa Tanjeem (2020-07-26). Eclipsed Race and Class? Calling AOC a 'B*tch' Is Not Just About Sexism. commondreams.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wears a face mask to protect herself from the coronavirus during a press conference in the Corona neighborhood of Queens on April 14, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ralph Nader (2020-07-26). Fed Guarantees Unproductive Debt and Perilous Speculation. commondreams.org President Donald Trump waves after introducing his then-nominee for the chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell during a press event in the Rose Garden at the White House, November 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

South Front (2020-07-26). Anti-Armenian Foreign Policy of Armenian Nationalists. globalresearch.ca On July 23, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan presented Yerevan's position on the tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the process of peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. | "The co-chairs countries of the OSCE Minsk group have made a great …

South Front (2020-07-26). Video: NATO 2020: A Coalition of the Unwilling. globalresearch.ca The problem with alliances is that they ultimately either become victims of their own success, or cannot figure out what to do with themselves once the original rationale disappears. The original Cold War-era NATO was a relatively cohesive entity led …

_____ (2020-07-26). On Contact: Paying The Land. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to comics journalist Joe Sacco about his new book, 'Paying the Land'. In the book Sacco travels to the frozen Canadian Northwest Territories to reveal the Dene people in conflict over the costs and benefits of the resource extraction industry and development. | The Dene have lived in the vast Mackenzie River Valley since time immemorial, by their account. To the Dene, the land owns them, not the other way around, and it is central to their livelihood and very way of being.

RT (2020-07-26). Political murder? Republicans seek federal probe into 'senseless' killing of black Trump supporter in Milwaukee. rt.com The murder in broad daylight of Milwaukee's Bernell Trammell is prompting calls for a federal prosecutor to investigate whether the 60-year-old black man was killed because of his passionate support for President Donald Trump. | Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt asked that US Attorney Matthew Krueger investigate whether the "senseless" killing was politically motivated. Trammel was gunned down around midday Thursday in front of his small publishing business, eXpressions Journal. Police are still looking for the shooter. | "No American should fear for their personal safety because of where they li…

RT (2020-07-26). Police declare riot in Portland after protesters pull down courthouse fence (VIDEOS). rt.com Law enforcement officers have begun pushing protesters away from Portland's federal courthouse after demonstrators pulled down a fence surrounding the building. | Activists used wire cutters, power saws, and ropes to attack the fence on Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday morning. Videos show a group of demonstrators rocking the chainlink barrier back and forth, ultimately pulling it down. Projectiles and tear gas flew across the sky, in what one observer described as a scene resembling a battlefield. Several fires were then lit outside the courthouse before police declared a riot and emerged fro…

RT (2020-07-26). Spain's Covid-19 death toll could be 60% higher than reported, El Pais claims. rt.com Spain's Covid-19 death toll could be off by 60 percent, according to calculations by the country's leading newspaper, El Pais, which suggest Spain has the second-highest number of deaths in Europe after the UK. | An El Pais investigation Spain's official death toll only includes people who had a confirmed Covid-19 diagnosis, and not those…

RT (2020-07-26). Riots are driving Portland's small businesses under, but mainstream media wants to sell you a different story. rt.com After nearly 60 straight nights of violence, business owners in Portland are sick and tired of riots. But as their stores go under, the coastal media treats the rioters to glowing coverage and city authorities do nothing. | Portland is a liberal stronghold, and as 'Black Lives Matter' protests fizzle out around the country, anger remains at boiling point in the Oregonian city. The protests there have not been all banner-waving and slogan-chanting affairs though. Instead, droves of 'Antifa' types have laid siege to the city's Justice Center for almost 2 months, tearing down barricades, lobbing fireworks, settin…

RT (2020-07-26). Rwandan refugee working as diocese volunteer confesses to setting Nantes cathedral alight — lawyer. rt.com A 39-year-old man, who had already been detained, questioned and released by French police, was brought into pre-trial custody again, having admitted to starting fires at the 15th-century cathedral in the western city of Nantes. | The impressive Nantes Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul fell victim to a blaze back on July 18, with several fire brigades scrambled to put out the flames. As the story developed, investigators established that the man — who worked as an altar server — was the one who closed up the building for the night. | He was briefly detained by police last week but was then released…

RT (2020-07-26). Federal forces stretched thin? Triple whammy of pandemic, riots and now hurricanes puts Trump administration to perilous test. rt.com US Homeland Security officials have added hurricane relief to a to-do list already crammed with responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and riots across the nation, calling into question how far federal resources can be stretched. | Hurricane Douglas is approaching Hawaii and is forecast to skirt or pass over the islands through tonight, "bringing a triple threat" of damaging winds, flooding rain and dangerously high surf, the National

RT (2020-07-26). Seattle radio host who mocked Trump's reaction to protests now says he needs a gun after Starbucks below his apartment is trashed. rt.com Paul Gallant has a new perspective on violent protests after mocking President Donald Trump in June for saying anarchists were burning and pillaging Seattle. All it took was for the mayhem to come near the talk show host's home. | "I feel like I need to buy a firearm because this is clearly going to keep happening," Gallant said Saturday night on Twitter after coming home to see the Starbucks coffeeshop below his apartment complex "destroyed" by vandals. "Enough is enough. It looks like a block party down the street from me. Really angry right now." | I feel like I need to buy a firearm, because clearly this i…

RT (2020-07-26). 'I'm outta here': Joe Rogan flees Los Angeles for 'more freedom' in Texas. rt.com Comedian Joe Rogan, host of wildly popular podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience," has confirmed his plan to move to Texas from Los Angeles sometime soon to escape crushing traffic, rising homelessness and overcrowding. | Left unsaid was the fact that he also figures to save millions of dollars in taxes. "I just want to go somewhere in the center of the country, somewhere it's easier to travel to both places and somewhere you have a little bit more freedom," Rogan said Friday on his show, which ranks

RT (2020-07-26). Austin protester seen in video with AK-47, keen on exercising his rights before deadly shooting. rt.com A man shot dead at a protest in Austin, Texas, was armed with an AK-47 rifle, and told a local reporter that opponents of Black Lives Matter are "p**sies." His death set off a partisan blame game online. | The victim, an adult male, was taken to hospital with "critical, life-threatening injuries" late on Saturday evening, where he died shortly afterwards. A police spokeswoman said he was attending a 'Black Lives Matter' protest in the city, and may have approached a passing car while brandishing a rifle. | The driver, who shot the victim from inside his vehicle, was taken into custody by police. | Also on rt.c…

RT (2020-07-26). One person critically injured in shooting during protest in Austin, Texas (VIDEO). rt.com Gunfire erupted during a protest in downtown Austin, resulting in at least one life-threatening injury. A chilling video from the scene shows people screaming and running for cover. | Police asked the public to avoid the area while they investigate the incident, but revealed few additional details. | It was not immediately clear if the shooting was a deliberate attack related to the ongoing protest, but a video from the march captured the moment shots were fired. |

_____ (2020-07-26). The Real Collusion Scandal of the 2016 Campaign. strategic-culture.org Tim GRAHAM | Four years ago this week, the leftists at WikiLeaks tried to ruin the Democratic convention by posting a trove of emails exposing how the Democratic National Committee blatantly favored Hillary Clinton and tilted against Bernie Sanders. But even then, the media downplayed the juiciest tidbits for conservatives: emails in Clinton aide John Podesta's account that demonstrated how shamelessly reporters and Democrats work hand in hand to shape the "news". — Some might even say it sounds fake. For example: | 1. ABC's George Stephanopoulos harshly interviewed "Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer on h…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-07-26). Trump Is Daring Us to Stop Him. zcomm.org Trump's deployment of federal officers to Democratic-run cities is extreme even for him…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2020-07-26). What Should We Do With Racist Sports Team Owners? zcomm.org Call Them Out Relentlessly…

Robert J. Burrowes (2020-07-26). The Global Elite's Coup Against Humanity. Fear and "Submissive Obedience" globalresearch.ca Any serious study of the relevant scholarly literature reveals at least four possible paths to "human extinction": nuclear war, the climate catastrophe, the deployment of 5G and biodiversity collapse. | Moreover, as I have documented previously, under cover of a virus …

splcenter (2020-07-26). Saying goodbye to Congressman John Lewis. splcenter.org

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-07-26). What could be wrong with a fiscal deficit? peoplesdispatch.org If wealth inequality is to be prevented from becoming worse than the horrendous level it has already attained, then the only way this can be done is by larger government spending that is financed by a tax on the rich, either a profit tax or a wealth tax…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-26). Revisions on China: Abandoning the Nixon Legacy, Pompeo the Puffed-up Hawk. globalresearch.ca There is little doubt about it. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the puffed-up hawk of the Trump administration, talons at the ready, beak protruding. While the president coos at the prospect of seeing, or admiring, the next strongman …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-26). Hungarian media workers protest bid to weaken press freedom. peoplesdispatch.org Protests took place in Budapest after the editor-in-chief of the news portal Index.hu was fired. Many journalists resigned in the aftermath. A businessman close to PM Viktor Orban had earlier gained a stake in the portal…

Fight Back (2020-07-26). Minneapolis protests Trump's repression in Portland. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Over 600 people rallied and marched here, July 23, at the "Portland to Minneapolis: Protest Trump's Goons Attacking Our Movement," called by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J.) | On July 20, Trump announced plans to send the Department of Homeland Security to cities across the U.S. Agents in military fatigues were deployed in Portland, grabbing demonstrators off the street, detaining them in unmarked cars and attacking protesters. Homeland Security agents were also sent to Washington, DC and Seattle. 150 federal agents are headed to Chicago, and there are reports that 2000 mor…

splcenter (2020-07-26). Remembering Congressman John Lewis in Photos. splcenter.org

Dr. Annie Bukacek (2020-07-26). Video: The Real Virus Plaguing Humanity. The Numbers of Corona Deaths are Being Skewed. Dr. Annie Bukacek. globalresearch.ca Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests are not scientifically suited for "COVID-19" diagnostic purposes. (1) | Governments and media, however, are using results from these tests, and manipulating results from these tests, to create fear and to drive hidden agendas. | We have …

Philip A Farruggio (2020-07-26). It's Futile…. We're Feudal! "The Super Rich Own the Two Party / One Party System". Social Inequality in America. globalresearch.ca As of a year ago Wal-Mart's CEO pay was 1076 times that of their average worker worldwide (2.3 million employees). Those workers average $21,952 a year, with little or NO major benefits… sometimes NONE at all! The Nike CEO received …

Robert Fantina (2020-07-26). Boogaloo Movement: USA Far Right Is Growing, Thanks to Donald Trump. globalresearch.ca As of this writing, the United States is rocked with civil unrest due to racism and police violence, and the country continues to break records for the most cases of coronavirus [the data are skewed]. The unstable and unhinged president …

Gene Glickman (2020-07-26). Current and Future American Policing. zcomm.org "There'll Be Some Changes Made":…

Abdul Rahman (2020-07-26). Iran faces twin challenges of COVID-19 and American sanctions. peoplesdispatch.org The worst hit country in West Asia, Iran has had a tough time coping with the pandemic amid US sanctions. It has resorted to strengthening links with countries such as Russia and China towards this end…

R. A. Jones (2020-07-26). "The Russia Did It" Coverup. The Russian and Chinese Vaccines. globalresearch.ca The sheer magnitude of what is supposed to be news from so-called "prestigious" outlets—whether the New York Times, Washington Post, or even Reuters—or the lack thereof falling short of nothing but pure apolitical blasphemy of Russian conspiracies menacing the United …

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Spain's coronavirus epidemic is under control, government says. yenisafak.com Spain's coronavirus epidemic is under control, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, after the British government imposed a 14-day quarantine on all travellers returning from the Mediterranean country in response to a surge in new cases there.Hospitals are coping well with the increase in infections and more than half of new cases are asymptomatic, the ministry said, adding that outbreaks in Catalonia and Aragon should soon be brought under control.

sputniknews (2020-07-26). US Reportedly Ramping Up Pressure on European Contractors to Stop Nord Stream 2. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States has stepped up pressure on European contractors in order to make them abandon the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, Die Welt reported, citing informed sources.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-26). Federal Crackdown in Portland Provokes Solidarity Protests Across the Country. commondreams.org "This is my first protest," said a 45-year-old woman who joined the "Wall of Moms" at a Saturday demonstration in Seattle. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

C√©sar Chelala (2020-07-26). Donald Trump's Misguided Attacks on WHO. commondreams.org "For President Donald Trump to withdraw support of the WHO at a critical time in the world's history, when a pandemic of enormous proportions is threatening the survival of millions of people, is unethical." (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mindy Isser (2020-07-26). Single Mothers and Their Children Are Taking Over Abandoned Public Buildings. commondreams.org A homeless encampment nestled in a park at 22nd Street and The Benjamen Franklin Park Way brings to light the need for housing, healthcare, food security, and community, connecting them to the defund the police and Black Lives Matter movements in Philadelphia on July 5, 2020. (Photo: Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Mike Ervin (2020-07-26). The ADA at Thirty—Hooray in Part. commondreams.org "Today, inclusion has become the cultural default position. That's an enormous change. Everyone expects public transportation to be accessible for disabled people, and it is considered surprising if it's not." (Photo: Elvert Barnes/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Gary Olson (2020-07-26). Remembering the Bonus Army Protest of 1932. commondreams.org A recipient carries a box of food as others wait in line at a Food Bank distribution for those in need as the coronavirus pandemic continues on April 9, 2020 in Van Nuys, California. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Bill McKibben (2020-07-26). The Next Election Is About the Next 10,000 Years. commondreams.org A home burns as the River Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex, moves through the area on July 31, 2018 in Lakeport, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-26). With Just 100 Days Left Until the Election, New Polls Signal Americans Are Disappointed in Trump. commondreams.org "Our country is in crisis… And Trump is unable to govern at even the most elementary level." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-26). Casket of Rep. John Lewis Carried Across Edmund Pettus Bridge 55 Years After Selma's Bloody Sunday. commondreams.org "An incredibly moving and fitting tribute for John Lewis, a man who carried the baton of justice until the very end." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2020-07-26). Netanyahu Says Won't Allow Iran's Military to Establish Itself Along Israeli Border. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said in a statement that the country's armed forces were stepping up security measures on the northern border on the heels of an escalation unfolding on the frontier with Lebanon and Syria.

Fight Back (2020-07-26). NYC rallies to defend Portland. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Over 40 people gathered in Union Square in New York City, July 24, to stand in solidarity with Portland against the recent targeting of activists there. The action was called in response to viral videos of protesters in Portland being picked up by unmarked vans and brought to undisclosed locations, all just for speaking out against racist violence. | The action was called by the Workers World Party and included speakers from New York Community Action Project, Code Pink, Peoples Power Assemblies, Veterans for Peace, A Call to Action on Puerto Rico, and The Pakistan-USA Freedom Forum. | The speeches…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). News of Kuwait emir's health 'very reassuring', parliament speaker says. yenisafak.com News about the health of the Emir of Kuwait, who is in the United States for medical treatment, is "very reassuring", parliament speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim said on Sunday in a statement carried on the parliamentary Twitter account.Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah arrived in the United States on Thursday to complete medical treatment following surgery for an unspecified condition in Kuwait.

yenisafak (2020-07-26). COVID-19 cases in Africa top 828,000. yenisafak.com The number of coronavirus cases in Africa reached 828,214 on Sunday, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).At least 17,509 more people died of the virus across 54 countries in the continent, the Africa CDC said in its daily update.Recoveries in the continent have reached 484,038.Southern Africa is the worst-hit region with 452,000 infections, while North Africa recorded 147,500 cases, West Africa 118,400, East Africa 65,000, and Central Africa 45,300.As for the death toll, Southern Africa suffered 7,000 fatalities, North Africa 6,300, West Africa 1,800, East Africa 1,500, and Ce…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Qatar emir meets US military chief in Doha. yenisafak.com Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held talks on Sunday in Doha with General Mark Milley, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.The talks dwelt on strategic cooperation between Qatar and the US, particularly in the defense, military and security fields, the Amiri Diwan, the emir's office, said in a statement.The two sides also discussed regional developments and joint efforts to enhance security and stability of the region, the statement said.Qatar hosts some 13,000 US troops in al-Udeid Airbase, 30 km southwest of Doha. The base is used as a central command for operations against the Daesh/ISIS terr…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Prince Harry took offence at brother's advice, says book. yenisafak.com Britain's Prince Harry took offence at what he thought was Prince William's "snobbishness" when he advised his brother to "take as much time as you need to get to know this girl" when he was dating Meghan Markle, a new book says.Harry and his wife, Meghan, have distanced themselves from the book called "Finding Freedom", saying they were not interviewed for the biography being serialised by The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers and made no contributions to it.The book documents, citing sources, a time when Harry and Meghan were dating and William wanted to make sure the American actress had the right intentio…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Interior minister to form new government in Tunisia. yenisafak.com Tunisia's Interior Minister Hisham El-Mechishi will form the country's government, the official news agency announced Saturday.Tunisian President Kais Saied appointed el-Mechishi to form the government, according to the Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP).Having no attachments to a political party, el-Mechishi was not nominated for the prime minister's seat by any party.El-Mechishi was born in 1974 and was appointed to his post as interior minister in February. He holds a doctorate in political science and law, and completed his master's degree in France.Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh submitted his resignation to the pres…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Pakistani viewers glued to screens in live broadcast of Hagia Sophia Mosque reopening. yenisafak.com Pakistanis watched live on their television screens the reopening of Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque in Istanbul as the country's news channels dedicated a large portion of their broadcast time to the historic event.Channels like ARY News, GNN News, 24 News and Samaa TV, among others, prepared special programs for Hagia Sophia's mosque reversion, with before and after broadcast panels to cover the event.The Pakistani broadcast from Istanbul, including the Friday sermon of the head of Turkey's religious affairs, was simultaneously translated into English, which was received with jubilation and interest from Pakistani au…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Turkish relief group to help needy in 26 countries during Eid al-Adha. yenisafak.com Turkey's charity association will help nearly 1 million underprivileged residents in 26 countries, many under lockdown, during the Muslim Eid al-Adha celebrations set to begin on July 31.The Feast of the Sacrifice festival will be celebrated July 31 to Aug. 3 in Turkey.The Yardimeli International Humanitarian Aid Agency will help the needy ahead of the holiday.The head of organization's board Sadik Danisman told Anadolu Agency the group is making efforts to reach 700,000 across the globe.The animal slaughter and distribution of meat will be carried out in 53 different regions in 26 countries, he said."We went thr…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Russia reports 5,765 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours. yenisafak.com Russia on Sunday reported 5,765 new coronavirus cases and 77 more deaths, a steep decline from the 146 deaths reported a day earlier.The nationwide tally of infections has risen to 812,485, Russia's coronavirus crisis response centre said. The COVID-19 death toll now stands at 13,269 and 600,250 people have recovered.

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Erdogan: Turkish intelligence conducts global-scale operations. yenisafak.com "Turkish Intelligence Organization conducts works on areas of cryptology, cyber, satellite, signal intelligence all around the world," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the opening ceremony of a new service building of MIT in Istanbul."The activity capacity of terrorist organizations in Istanbul declined considerably thanks to the close cooperation between the organization and other security institutions," he added.Erdogan also stressed that MIT has so far ensured repatriation of over 100 members of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) to Turkey.FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Civilian killed in Syria's Idlib by regime forces. yenisafak.com At least one civilian was killed in a mortar attack by Assad regime forces in the de-escalation zone in Idlib, northwestern Syria, a civil defense group said Sunday.Two others were also injured in the attacks targeting Ein Laruz village, the White Helmets said.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia.The area, lying along Turkey's southern border, has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Assad regime and its allies.The influx of displaced civilians has increased its population to about four million in…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Governments should protect residents' data on digital platforms. yenisafak.com It is inadvisable to trust a social media platform completely and governments should protect residents' data on digital platforms, according to a digital communications expert.Ensuring personal security is one of the primary duties of states, said Nabat Garakhanova, the head of the MEZO Digital consultancy firm.In the first six months of the year, 16 billion personal data records were leaked in many sectors, such as accommodation and health care.According to researchers, only 8.4 billion data records were leaked in the first three months of 2020, and 4.1 billion in the first half of 2019, she told Anadolu Agency…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Putin says Russian Navy to get hypersonic nuclear strike weapons. yenisafak.com Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday the Russian Navy would be armed with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons and underwater nuclear drones, which the defence ministry said were in their final phase of testing.Putin, who says he does not want an arms race, has often spoken of a new generation of Russian nuclear weapons that he says are unequalled and can hit almost anywhere in the world. Some Western experts have questioned how advanced they are.The weapons, some of which have yet to be deployed, include the Poseidon underwater nuclear drone, designed to be carried by submarines, and the Tsirkon (Zircon)…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Twenty-four Rohingya feared drowned off Malaysian resort island. yenisafak.com Muslim-majority Malaysia has long been a favoured destination for Rohingya Muslims seeking a better life after escaping a 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar and, more recently, refugee camps in Bangladesh.Malaysia's coastguard said 25 people had tried to swim to shore late on Saturday when their boat was near the west coast of the island but only one reached land.Two boats and one aircraft were sent out on Sunday to scour an area of more than 100 square nautical miles, according to Mohd Zawawi Abdullah, provincial director for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency."We have relayed information to other rescue…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Turkey urges end to provocations over burning of its flag in Greece. yenisafak.com Turkey on Sunday called on an end to provocations such as burning of Turkish flag in Greece over reversion of Hagia Sophia to a mosque, and also "strongly" condemned the act, according to the National Defense Ministry."We strongly condemn and curse the burning of Turkish flag in Greece's Thessaloniki," the ministry said on Twitter. | "We warn that such and similar provocations and harassments be terminated immediately," it said, adding: "Dirty hands reaching to our glorious flag will be broken." | A group of far-right Greek extremists burned Turkish flags late Friday in Thessaloniki to protest the reopening of t…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Education 'key in recognition, justice for Srebrenica'. yenisafak.com The most important thing to receive recognition and justice for Srebrenica is to educate people about the genocide, and Bosnian history in general, according to a Balkans expert.On July 11, 1995, one of the world's most horrific genocides took place in the heart of Europe.As the world remembered Srebrenica genocide on its 25th anniversary on July 11, scholars and genocide survivors discussed what is to be done this year to help survivors find justice.- Relevant education on genocide is keyBosnian Muslims are still burying bodies that are uncovered from mass graves, and they still await justice.The most significan…

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 305 to 205,269. yenisafak.com The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 305 to 205,269, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday.The reported death toll was unchanged with 9,118, the tally showed.

_____ (2020-07-26). Julian Assange's Next Hearing On Monday, July 27. popularresistance.org WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson said "Julian has not been able to see his lawyers for seventeen weeks. The computer supplied to him after over a year of asking has its keys glued down and the typing function is disabled. The case material consists of tens of thousands of pages, and Julian cannot even type up notes or instructions for his lawyers. Each and every step of the way, the tools Julian should have to be able to put up a fight are being taken away from him. I call on UK prisons minister Robert Buckland to take every step necessary to reverse restrictions that are preventing Julian from being…

_____ (2020-07-26). 400,000 Marylanders Face Eviction As COVID-19 Spikes. popularresistance.org After weeks of declining COVID-19 cases, Maryland is experiencing rising hospitalization and positivity rates, especially among those 35 years of age and under. | The number of COVID-positive patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore doubled overnight from July 20 to July 21, according to two nurses who help treat patients recovering from the coronavirus at the hospital, which is helping lead the international response to the pandemic. | The hospital had to transfer non-COVID patients from one unit in order to accommodate the influx of new cases, the nurses said, speaking on the condition of anonymity becau…

_____ (2020-07-26). Police Budgets Are Ballooning As Social Programs Crumble. popularresistance.org Faced with mass teacher layoffs, deep cuts to education and social services, and a looming eviction crisis, police budgets across the nation remain absurdly high and have been largely insulated from Covid-induced belt-tightening. Worse yet, a number cities have opted to increase police budgets, claiming the funds are needed to pay for reforms. This is despite the fact that racial justice protesters across the country are clearly calling for the defunding of police—a demand that stems from abolitionist principles. Budget cuts are seen as part of a process of dismantling prisons and policing while investing i…

_____ (2020-07-26). South China Sea Provocations And Meeting China Halfway. popularresistance.org In the words of (ret.) Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Secretary of Defense Colin Powell's Chief of Staff, the Trump Administration has been dangerously "poking China in the eye." | After sending aircraft carriers and destroyers to the precincts of the Taiwan Strait, last week the Pentagon dispatched two aircraft carrier strike groups — including escort cruisers and destroyers, 120 warplanes and 12,000 troops — to South China Sea waters claimed by China. China responded by deploying fighter jets to its near-by base on Woody Island and reminding the world of its anti-aircraft carrier missile capabilities.

_____ (2020-07-26). The Arts And Symbolism In Mexico's Feminist Movement. popularresistance.org Last August, during a press conference with Mexico City's police chief, a group of young women were seen breaking windows and throwing pink glitter in the police chief's face. This was to demand justice for a teenager allegedly raped by four police officers. The episode sparked what became known as the glitter revolution, a new wave of feminist activism in Mexico with connections to other feminist collectives worldwide. | Feminism in Mexico has many internal strands ranging from what some may consider "radical" tactics (such as vandalism) to peaceful demonstrations.

_____ (2020-07-26). Wall Of Vets, Grandparents Support Black Lives Matter Movement. popularresistance.org Portland, Ore. — The protests have drawn people from all walks of life, and on Friday night, veterans from all over showed up downtown to create a "Wall of Vets" to protect protesters. | And they showed up in white shirts to support the Black Lives Matter movement. | "It's something I believe in. The other vets here — this is the first time they've come down; they don't like crowds either; we believe in something; it's time to stand," said Jonathan Fisher, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. | Veterans responded after the Navy veteran, Chris David, seen on video being beaten by federal officers, called for…

_____ (2020-07-26). Transparency International Silent On Jailed Transparency Journalist Assange. popularresistance.org Berlin, Germany – On a cool July day, the Berlin neighborhood where Transparency International's global headquarters is situated feels a thousand miles away from London's Belmarsh Prison. But it is not just the pleasant setting a few blocks from the Spree River that makes the influential NGO seem so detached from the maximum security penitentiary's most famous inmate, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. | Transparency International has been vocal in defending jailed opposition activists in states like Zimbabwe, Russia, and Venezuela.

_____ (2020-07-26). Anti-China Hysteria Drives Record 2021 US Defense Spending. popularresistance.org Anti-China hysteria has emerged as the central 'threat' designed to justify endless U.S. military spending and adventurism in the Asia-Pacific. | The 2021 Department of Defense spending bill has become contested terrain for a progressive wing of Democrats seeking to curtail endless military spending and a Republican-led bipartisan coalition focused on increasing spending to "stay competitive" with ostensible threats from Russia and China. | On July 21, the House passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with an increase in stipulated defense spending from 2020's $658 bi…

_____ (2020-07-26). Popular Movements Can Overcome Authoritarian Policing. popularresistance.org Today is the 60th day of protests since the murder of George Floyd. This weekend, people marched in cities across the country in solidarity with Portland and in opposition to the US becoming a police state. | President Trump sending troops to cities added fuel to the nationwide uprising against racist police violence. Protests have grown not only in Portland but in Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Omaha, Austin, Oakland, San Francisco, New York, and Washington, DC, among other cities. | Trump is not a 'law and order' president, he is a chaos and disorder president.

sputniknews (2020-07-26). Bye Dollar, Buy Gold? US Political Instability Sways Investors Toward Precious Metal, Analyst Says. sputniknews.com The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has sent global markets into tailspin leaving only a small area of safe havens for investors. And this time it appears dollar assets are not among their top picks.

sputniknews (2020-07-26). What Does America Want by Intensifying Confrontation With China? sputniknews.com According to experts interviewed by Sputnik, neutralising China's competitive advantages, curbing the growth of its influence in the world, making concessions in trade negotiations, and tackling the challenges of the presidential election campaign are the main motives for a new round of confrontation with China provoked by the US.

sputniknews (2020-07-26). Grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau Wants to Build Underwater Version of International Space Station. sputniknews.com Fabien attempts to continue his family tradition. In the 1960s, Jacques-Yves Cousteau built underwater villages as part of the Conshelf projects, aimed at creating an environment where explorers could live and work. Back then, Aquanauts lived at a depth of 36 feet (almost 11 meters) for two weeks in the Red Sea.

sputniknews (2020-07-26). Fall of the Ancient Maya: Top Five Reasons That May Have Led to the Demise of Ancient Civilisation. sputniknews.com The sophisticated civilisation inhabited the area in what is now known as southeastern Mexico, all of Belize and Guatemala and western parts of Honduras and El Salvador from the 2nd century BC until 1697 AD when the last city, Nojpetén, surrendered during the Spanish conquest of the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Iran records 2,333 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,333 people and claimed 216 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). 2 Afghan police forces killed in Helmand Provin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Two members of the Afghan local police were killed in a bomb blast in Helmand province on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). FM Zarif to address online lecture on Mon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to deliver a speech at an online lecture titled 'The World in Transition', which is planned to be held via a live Instagram on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). KTAI corridor launched to connect Iran to central Asia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — According to IRICA Director of Transit Bureau, Iran has sent two cargoes from Shahid Rajaee Port in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas to Kyrgyzstan through Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran (KTAI) corridor.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). US federal agents fire tear gas on peaceful protesters. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — US federal troops have used tear gas and flash-bang grenades against Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, on the 59th consecutive day of unrest in the city.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Iran's export to Eurasia increased by 17 percent. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) Hamid Zadboum said that Iran's total exports to Eurasia has increased 17% compared to the same period last year.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). 1st group of pilgrims arrive in Mecca to perform Hajj rituals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Hajj rites and rituals in this year will be performed on July 29 by observing strictest health protocols and guidelines due to the outbreak of the coronavirus global pandemic, COVID-19.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). US to continue efforts to extend Iran arms embargo: Hook. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Repeating allegations against Tehran, US representative for Iran affairs Brian Hook said that Washington will continue efforts to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran which is due to expire in October.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Iran steel production on positive track despite pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — According to the World Steel Association recent release, 'June 2020 crude steel production', Iran's steel production has grown by 10.2 percent.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Envoy urges US to ponder Iran's positions on regional issues. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherianfard advised US officials to carefully study Iran's positions before commenting on the views of Iranian officials on regional issues.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Nation's sagacity, guarantor of foiling enemy's plots. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps on Sun. issued a statement on the anniversary of Operation Mersad, underscoring that the wisdom and vigilance of the noble nation of Iran guarantee the failure of enemys' plots.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). VIDEO: Fire rips through boats in New York. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Several boats caught fire at Evers Marina in the Bronx in New York, the US, on Saturday morning. The footage shows the flames engulfing at least four boats. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Taremi among three top scorers of Portugal's league. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Iranian international striker Mehdi Taremi finished the season of Primeira Liga with 18 goals, standing among the top three scorers of the league.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Zionist regime's fighter jets violate Lebanese airspace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — The Zionist Regime's fighter jets have flown over southern Lebanon on Sunday, according to the sources.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). WAIA issues statement on reopening Hagia Sophia Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — The Secretariat of World Assembly of Islamic Awakening (WAIA) issued a statement, calling the reopening of Hagia Sophia Mosque in Turkey after 86 years as a courageous step taken in return of Islamic heritage to Islamic World.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Iraq's PMU, army launch anti-ISIL operation in Diyala Prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Hashd al-Sha'abi and Iraqi army launched a large-scale anti-terrorist operation in Diyala Province, east of Iraq.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). UK media reveals Pompeo's role in assassinating Iran Gen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — UK-based The Guardian newspaper in an editorial revealed the role of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in assassinating former IRGC Quds Force Commander Martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Iran to continue peaceful nuclear program: Deputy FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said that Iran will continue its peaceful nuclear program in accordance with IAEA regulations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). New, outgoing ambassadors meet with Iran FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Outgoing Ecuadorian, Slovakian, and Norwegian ambassadors and the new Spanish and Portuguese envoys met and held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Two explosions reported at military base in Baghdad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — According to reports two explosions have hit Al-Saqr military base in Baghdad on Sunday night.

SEIU, AFT 2121, UESF, AFSCME 3299, CFA, JWJ (2020-07-26). Monday 7/27: SF Union Members Speak Out Against POA & Support For Defunding The Police. indybay.org POA | 800 Bryant St. | San Francisco…

SPTESR (2020-07-26). Saturday 8/1: No More Billionaires Privatization, Union Busting & Racist Attacks. indybay.org 10: 30 AM Oakland Coliseum & Caravan To | GAP Corporate Headquarters Folsom & Embarcadero | San Francisco with rally at 12: 00 noon…

AMTBGF (2020-07-26). Wednesday 8/5: Protecting Sacred Landscapes: Saving Indigenous Sites in CA from Juristac to Medicine Lake. indybay.org Online…

National Day of Action (2020-07-26). At Solidarity with Portland March, A "Wall of Moms" Ready. indybay.org On July 25, Oakland stood strong with Portland in opposition to Trump's invasion of cities. A recently formed Wall of Moms was ready to take up their place on short notice between police and protesters.

Commonwealth Club (2020-07-26). Friday 8/7: The Battle for Portland & the Implications Nationwide. indybay.org Online via livestream…

APTP (2020-07-26). Defund OPD: Oakland Mayor Schaaf & the City Council Failed Us. indybay.org On Tuesday night, Oakland City Council had the historic opportunity to address the decades-long budget inequity that has left police with the lion's share of our tax dollars and many residents without healthcare, housing, and critical social services during the pandemic. Instead, Councilmembers Reid, McElhaney, Taylor, Gallo, and Mayor Schaaf chose to overfund policing over funding basic needs for the people of Oakland, ignoring hours of public comment calling for further cuts to OPD's budget.

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2020-07-26). Saturday 7/25: Race, Police, and Prisons: The American Gulag. indybay.org Online webinar…

PACT Silicon Valley (2020-07-26). Sunday 7/26: Unity Rally – Re-imagine Public Safety. indybay.org San José City Hall…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-07-26). Oakland March In Solidarity With Portland. indybay.org Close to a thousand in Oakland protest for BLM and against hostile Federal occupation of cities.

Stan Santos (2020-07-26). Joaquín Murrieta y el Camino a Tres Piedras. indybay.org En 1980 familias campesinas lucharon por viviendas y dignidad cerca al Arroyo de Cantua, lugar que en 1853, se dio el último choque violento entre la banda de Joaquín Murrieta y los Rangers de California. Desde entonces, jinetes del área celebran esto eventos en la historia del Valle San Joaquín.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-26). Mèxico_Tlaltenco: Defensa de nuestra tierra. indybay.org Mèxico_Tlaltenco: Defensa de nuestra tierra | LA ALCALDÂA DE TLAHUAC ATENTA CONTRA POSEEDORES EN TLALTENCO…

Animal Liberation Press Office (2020-07-26). Animal Liberation Front Retaliates for the Murder of Activist Regan Russell. indybay.org On the morning of Friday, June 19, Canadian animal rights activist Regan Russell was hit by a truck and murdered whilst peacefully protesting against a slaughterhouse. The truck which killed her was carrying the very pigs whose plight she was attempting to draw attention to. Despite being clearly visible to the driver, who accelerated towards her, and continued to drive even as her body was torn in half, no one has been arrested for the crime.

No Justice Under Capitalism (2020-07-26). Sunday 8/2: San Quentin Prison Protest: No State Execution by COVID-19. indybay.org Larkspur Ferry Terminal Parking Lot, Larkspur, CA…

Moms and Grannies (2020-07-26). Saturday 7/25: Wall of Moms Bay Area Action in Palo Alto. indybay.org Corner of Embarcadero and El Camino in Palo Alto across from the main entrance to Stanford. Palo Alto 94301.

July Brings Protests (2020-07-26). Los Gatos BLM Demonstrators Shut Down Hwy 17/Face-off with Maga Hatters. indybay.org On July 20, approximately 200 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered near the tony town's farmers market, marched through the small downtown area, then shut down Highway 17 for over an hour. But first, they encountered a small group of racist Trump supporters, seemingly emboldened by the presence of cops nearby.

Rise Up Now (2020-07-26). J25 Stand with Portland March, Quanah Parker Brightman Address. indybay.org video by Micky Souza, Pro Bono Photo. Please give credit. | 2 min 23 second video…

with additions by Norse (2020-07-26). Monday 7/27: Emergency Protest–COVID-19 in S.C. Jails & Shelters. indybay.org 701 Ocean St. On the steps in front of the front of the Courthouse…

Solidarity with Indymedia (2020-07-26). Massive DDoS Attacks Against Indymedia in Germany (de.indymedia.org). indybay.org In the last six months more and more funds were raised to silence us (de.indymedia.org). They, the aggressors (the far-right and their party friends, up to federal authorities and government representatives), apparently see it as a possibility to use malicious technical means to silence one of the voices of the counter-public view.

Rise Up Now (2020-07-26). J25 Stand with Portland March, Call and Response. indybay.org One min 15 second video by Micky Souza, Pro Bono Photo. | Please give credit.

Haymarket Books (2020-07-26). Wednesday 8/5: Voices from the Front Line: Health Care Workers & the Fight Against Covid. indybay.org Online…

Center for Popular Democracy and others (2020-07-26). Sunday 7/26: "Birddog Nation" Film Screening & Panel Discussion on Progressive Grassroots Activism. indybay.org Online…

David Davidian (2020-07-26). Flare-up between Armenia and Azerbaijan; as the fog of war lifts. indybay.org The reality of Armenian sovereignty over themselves and the region of Nagorno-Karabakh is in stark contrast to Azerbaijani zero-sum land claims.

San Francisco Public Library (2020-07-26). Saturday 8/8: Indigenous Women Activists During & After the Protest Occupation of Alcatraz Island. indybay.org Online via livestream…

_____ (2020-07-26). Tech Giants Eye Lucrative Rent Market as End to Eviction Moratorium Could Leave Millions Homeless. strategic-culture.org A "tsunami" of evictions is about to sweep across the United States when the 120-day moratorium ends today, threatening millions of Americans with homelessness or worse — a new set of landlords called Facebook, Google and Apple. | Raul DIEGO | In a 'normal', pre-pandemic economy, a number roughly equal to the population of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania — or about

_____ (2020-07-26). Adams Meets Johnstone — The Monsters Are at Home Now. strategic-culture.org In his long career A convinced opponent of slavery, he foresaw no way it could be ended but by the decree of a commander-in-chief during a civil war. A decree th…

Lawrence Tribe (2020-07-25). Why Trump's Paramilitary Force Is Unconstitutional. 'A Profoundly Un-American Attack On Civil Society'. globalresearch.ca We are being confronted in city after city with a nationwide paramilitary force, its troops unidentifiable and its vehicles unmarked, directed in deliberately vague terms to protect property and preserve domestic order. | It began in Portland, Oregon where

William rivers Pitt (2020-07-25). Trump's Reelection Strategy Involves Terrorizing Us With Secret Stormtroopers. zcomm.org Trump's actions in Portland are terrifying by any standard.

Glen Ford (2020-07-25). Who is the most dangerous fascist? mronline.org Most American leftists are incoherent on the term fascism, and Democrats have utterly destroyed the word's meaning.

Noam Chomsky (2020-07-25). Trump's Troop Surge to Democratic Cities. zcomm.org "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."

Clodovaldo Hernández (2020-07-25). After 23 Years of Media Warfare Against Venezuela, the US Says it Will Start a Media War. globalresearch.ca After 23 years of unremitting media warfare against Venezuela, the United States announces that it will start a media war against Venezuela. It's cynical, it's tragic, it's even comical. Since 1997, when Commander Hugo Chávez Frías began to emerge in …

WSWS (2020-07-25). US secretary of state sets out case for conflict with China. wsws.org By ruling out a return to the policy of "containment," Pompeo's speech marks a strategy aimed at regime change in Beijing.

TLCFAMRII (2020-07-25). Israeli Supreme Court rules: Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing protection against COVID-19. imemc.org By Adalah The Legal Center For Arab Minority Rights in Israel: 23/07/2020: Israel's top court rejects Adalah petition demanding Israel implement COVID-19 protective guidelines for prisoners at Gilboa prison; 30 prison guards and 7 prisoners are infected while 489 guards and 58 prisoners are in quarantine.

Middle East Eye (2020-07-25). US Fighter Jets in Near Miss against Iran Passenger Plane in Syrian Airspace. globalresearch.ca This event is downplayed by the Western media. | Why were those US jet fighters in Syrian airspace? | US and Israeli jet fighters are routinely violating Syrian airspace. | And why were they threatening a civilian passenger plane? | The unspoken truth is …

Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker (2020-07-25). The Moment of Truth Is Now for COVID and Economic Relief. dissidentvoice.org The US Senate returned to work this week after a two-week vacation during which COVID-19 exploded and the economy imploded. The moment of truth has now arrived. Will the House and Senate now bring forth a Covid relief package adequate to the Covid health and economic crises? The last six months of the pandemic and …

Ali Salam (2020-07-25). Palestinian Child Abducted by Under Cover Agents in Jerusalem. imemc.org Undercover Israeli police abducted, on Thursday, a 12-year-old Palestinian child from the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of al-'Isawiya, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Witnesses revealed that undercover agents were seen getting out of a civilian vehicle, and abducting Moath Ewewi, 12, taking him to an unknown location. Undercover Israeli forces, …

Aaron Maté (2020-07-25). UK 'Russia report' fear-mongers about meddling yet finds no evidence. thegrayzone.com A long-awaited UK report finds no evidence of Russian meddling, but that hasn't stopped the fear-mongering. The report claims the…

Radical Reviewer (2020-07-25). Death of the Liberal Class — review. mronline.org Radical Reviewer reviews the book Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges…

Juan Cole (2020-07-25). First the National Security State Surged Baghdad, Now It Is Surging Portland and Seattle. commondreams.org Federal officers walk through tear gas while dispersing a crowd of about a thousand people during a protest on July 21, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2020-07-25). Trump orders federal police to more cities. mronline.org The Trump administration is stepping up its unconstitutional moves toward dictatorial rule, tear gassing antipolice violence protesters in Portland, Oregon and announcing the deployment of federal police to three more cities—Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee—in addition to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Joyce Chediac (2020-07-25). Trump's federal repression election ploy spurs greater resistance. liberationnews.org Far from being intimidated, Portland residents were outraged when unannounced paramilitary units started grabbing protesters off the street.

Gary Olson (2020-07-25). The Bonus Army Veterans' Protest of 1932, "The Cruelest Year of the Great Depression" globalresearch.ca 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 …

RT (2020-07-25). 'Pathetic': Tory MP Lord Balfe slams Russia Report, says Brexit was down to 'basic xenophobia' of voters. rt.com The controversial 'Russia Report', which accused Moscow of meddling in Britain's Brexit referendum and last year's general election, is just "pathetic," Conservative peer Lord Balfe MP has told RT. | Speaking to RT's Going Underground on Saturday, Lord Balfe told host Afshin Rattansi that accusations the Kremlin was controlling domestic affairs in Britain were "rather pathetic, frankly," and noted it wasn't unusual for some members of Parliament to have business connections to Russia. | "Full marks for the Russian government" if they were somehow behind Brexit, he joked. "I don't think it had much to do with a…

RT (2020-07-25). Thousands protest outside Israeli PM Netanyahu's official residence as unrest rises over economy, handling of coronavirus. rt.com Huge crowds calling for the resignation of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rallied outside his home in Jerusalem on Saturday amid growing discontent over the government's Covid-19 response, high unemployment, and corruption. | More than 5,000 people gathered on Balfour Street, now a site of frequent anti-government demonstrations, according to Haaretz newspaper, making it the biggest of several protests this week. Demonstrators also rallied elsewhere in Israel. | Half an hour ago, outside Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence

The Canary (2020-07-25). Portland protests continue after judge rejects bid to restrict federal agents. thecanary.co Thousands of people joined another night of Black Lives Matter protests on the streets of Portland, hours after a US judge denied the state of Oregon's request to restrict federal police in the city.Demonstrators, most wearing masks and many donning helmets, stood near the fountain on Salmon Street Springs. They then marched to the Hatfield Federal Courthouse and the federal agents there.They chanted and clapped along to the sound of thunderous drums, pausing to listen to speakers. Various organised groups took part, including Healthcare Workers Protest, Teachers against Tyrants, Lawyers for Black Lives and the '

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-25). This UFO Hype Is Probably Just The US Military Lying Again. thealtworld.com reads a New York Times headline that is understandably attracting a great deal of attention today. | True to form, the Times had to hastily issue an embarrassing correction to the article after initially reporting that former Senate majority leader Harry Reid "believed that crashes of vehicles from other worlds had occurred and that retrieved materials had been studied secretly for decades", when RT (2020-07-25). Nearly HALF of viewers abandon A&E after network cancels hit show 'Live PD' to appease anti-police crowd. rt.com The A&E TV network has seen its viewership dive bomb after dropping its popular cop-based reality show 'Live PD.' Though the woke move decimated its prime time audience, the channel insists the decline is only "temporary." | Some six weeks after A&E shelved the show — which followed on-duty police officers on patrol in real time — the network's prime time viewership has tanked by 49 percent, according to Nielsen ratings data first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Friday. Its total daily average viewership collapsed by more than a third. | Though the network labeled the drop as a "temporary hit…

RT (2020-07-25). Human 'Wall of Vets' joins 'moms' & 'dads' to shield Portland protesters from police (VIDEO). rt.com A group of former US service members has deployed to Portland to support demonstrators laying siege to the city's federal courthouse. The new 'wall' has emerged after self-described moms and dads formed their own human shields. | The cadre of military veterans assembled in front of the courthouse on Friday night, creating a line between protesters and a protective fence wrapped around the building. Some of the vets stood with their hands placed behind their backs, while others held signs that read "Disabled veterans 4 BLM" and "Federal troops defend property but this does not give them the right to take away m…

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-25). The Heat: China-US tensions. america.cgtn.com US-China relations face another setback after Beijing tells Washington to close its consulate in Chengdu in a tit-for-tat move.

RT (2020-07-25). Chevron prompts eye-rolls after reportedly framing layoffs as good news for anyone who isn't a white male. rt.com Firing employees is usually nothing to brag about, but Chevron has reportedly branded its belt-tightening layoffs as a way to increase the number of senior-level positions held by women and ethnic minorities. | The oil major has been forced to cut spending due to the recent economic downturn. In an internal email seen by Reuters, Chevron reportedly explained to employees that the company's decision to sack management had a very woke silver lining: Less white males, more women and minorities in senior jobs. | Chevron is said to be reducing the "dominance of white males" in company management by increasing the p…

RT (2020-07-25). 'Remember your favorite president!' Trump pats himself on back over executive orders aimed at slashing drug prices. rt.com US President Donald Trump has dubbed himself everyone's "favorite president" in a tweet reminding voters of four newly signed executive orders, which he promised would drastically slash the price of prescription drugs. | "Nothing like this has ever been done before because Big Pharma, with its vast power, would not let it happen," Trump tweeted on Saturday, adding that his actions would particularly help seniors. |

Yesterday I signed four measures that will massively reduce the prices of prescription drugs, in many cases by more than 50%. Nothing like this has ever been done before because Big Pharma,…

RT (2020-07-25). US plans to build nuclear reactors for the MOON & MARS to host 'sustainable human presence'. rt.com The US is planning to construct nuclear reactors for use on the Moon and on Mars that would allow humans to inhabit them for long periods of time — and it's asking for help from the private sector to do it.

RT (2020-07-25). Patriarch Kirill gives top prioress his 'blessing' to sell off her posh Mercedes-Benz. rt.com The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has ordered a prominent prioress to part with her black Mercedes-Benz, reminding clerics that they should refrain from driving luxurious cars and instead use donations for charitable work. | Patriarch Kirill has "blessed" Mother Superior Feofaniya, the head of the Pokrovsky Monastery in Moscow, to sell off the S-Class Mercedes that she owns, Vladimir Legoyda, the Church's spokesman, wrote on Telegram. | Money that is donated to the monastery must only be used for social and charitable activities, Patriarch Kirill clarified, according to the spokesman. | Legoyda noted tha…

RT (2020-07-25). Fourth time's a charm? Brazil's Bolsonaro tests NEGATIVE for coronavirus. rt.com Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's battle with the coronavirus has taken another twist. Bolsonaro tested negative for the virus, after his fourth test since contracting the illness. | "Good morning everyone," he wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday, before announcing that he had tested "negative" for Covid-19. | Bolsonaro first tested positive for the coronavirus more than two weeks ago. Embarking on a treatment regimen of antibiotics and the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, he continued taking regular tests until he got the negative result he wanted on Saturday. The Brazilian leader was still testin…

RT (2020-07-25). Black Trump supporter allegedly STABBED by 'Antifa dude' during Portland protest (VIDEO). rt.com A black Trump supporter was reportedly attacked and stabbed by a protester amid increasingly violent demonstrations in Portland that have rocked the Oregon city for weeks. Police have made an arrest in connection to the incident. | Drew Duncomb, a Trump supporter and anti-Antifa activist, said that he had been stabbed while walking around downtown Portland in the early hours of Saturday. In a brief video message that he made while being transported to the hospital in an ambulance, Duncomb claimed that he had been attacked by an "Antifa dude" who had been "following me around for a while." | I got stabbed in P…

RT (2020-07-25). Patriarch Kirill gives senior nun his 'blessing' to sell off her luxury $135,000 Mercedes-Benz. rt.com The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has ordered a prominent prioress to part with her black Mercedes-Benz, reminding clerics that they should refrain from driving luxurious cars and instead use donations for charitable work. | Patriarch Kirill has "blessed" Mother Superior Feofaniya, the head of the Pokrovsky Monastery in Moscow, to sell off the S-Class Mercedes that she owns, Vladimir Legoyda, the Church's spokesman, wrote on Telegram. | Money that is donated to the monastery must only be used for social and charitable activities, Patriarch Kirill clarified, according to the spokesman. | Legoyda noted tha…

RT (2020-07-25). Judge blocks Seattle's tear gas & crowd control weapons ban as city braces for weekend protests. rt.com A federal judge has overturned a Seattle ordinance that prohibited police from using crowd control weapons. The last-minute decision comes hours after the city's police chief said the force would be powerless to stop mob violence. | US District Judge James Robart blocked the ban, which was put in place by the Seattle City Council, during an emergency hearing on Friday night. The Seattle ordinance, which was set to go into effect this weekend, would have prevented police from using pepper spray, blast balls, and other crowd control weapons. | The temporary restraining order on the legislation was made after the…

RT (2020-07-25). Strobe lights, electric saws & glass bottles: Portland protesters expand weapons arsenal in ongoing clashes with police (VIDEOS). rt.com Demonstrators in downtown Portland are using a range of weapons in their nightly skirmishes with law enforcement officers, and their growing arsenal now includes everything from leaf blowers to lasers. | Ropes and electric saws: | Protesters tried out some new tactics during the latest fracas. Footage shows a group of helmeted, masked activists using an electric saw to break apart the fence used to protect the city's besieged federal courthouse. The operation appeared to be well-coordinated, with several demonstrators using shields to protect the individual using the saw. | Portland rioters are using e…

RT (2020-07-25). Democrats have gone 'stone cold left,' want to turn America into 'Venezuela on steroids' — Trump. rt.com President Donald Trump has called on the Republican-held Senate to kill a bill that would overturn his controversial travel ban. The Democrats, he said, want to turn the US into "Venezuela on steroids." | Comparing one's opponents to communists or Stalinists is a tired trope in American politics, but President Donald Trump added another anti-socialist slur to the phrasebook on Saturday. | "The Democrats in the House are trying to undo my big win Travel Ban Bill, which successfully keeps very bad and dangerous people out of our great Country," he tweeted. "Passed along party lines. Hopefully, will be DEAD in th…

RT (2020-07-25). Trump lets US arms dealers sell more killer & spy drones abroad, reinterpreting 'outdated' arms control rules. rt.com US President Donald Trump has signed a measure giving the nod to American weapons producers to sell more military-grade drones to foreign nations, insisting previous export controls were "outdated" and "unfair." | The new directive —

RT (2020-07-25). AP blasts White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany for 'political' briefings — but reporters keep asking political questions. rt.com The Associated Press has accused White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany of worrying the media by making her briefings political rather than informational — apparently forgetting that reporters choose the questions. | An

RT (2020-07-25). Tropical storm Hanna upgraded to 1st hurricane in Atlantic season as it approaches Texas shores. rt.com Tropical storm Hanna, which is expected to hit Texas later on Saturday, was upgraded to a hurricane, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced. | Hanna was located around 145km (90 miles) east-northeast of Port Mansfield, Texas when the announcement was made. | The NHC said it packed sustained winds of 120kph (75mph), adding that it expected the hurricane to strengthen before it makes landfall later on in the day. |

RT (2020-07-25). Sinclair pulls interview with 'Plandemic' conspiracy theorist after CNN-backed outrage campaign. rt.com Sinclair Broadcast Group, the US' largest local news conglomerate, has canceled an interview with a coronavirus conspiracy theorist, after CNN whipped up an online outrage campaign against the conservative broadcaster. | In a segment due to air this weekend, 'America This Week' host Eric Bolling sat down with Dr Judy Mikovits, a disgraced scientist who believes that the coronavirus pandemic was orchestrated by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates to push vaccines on the population — a theory she set out in the documentary film 'Plandemic,' which has be…

RT (2020-07-25). Member of black-only NFAC militia reportedly SHOOTS HIMSELF by mistake at Louisville rally (VIDEO). rt.com At a rally by the black-only 'Not F**king Around Coalition' (NFAC) in Louisville, Kentucky, gunshots rang out and two people were wheeled off by medics. Early reports suggest one of the militia members shot himself by accident. | An all-black militia whose leader says he believes in violence to further the black cause, the NFAC gathered in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday in full battle dress. Numbering more than a hundred, according to local reports, they demanded that the killers of Breonna Taylor — three police officers — be criminally charged. | There to meet them were the 'Three Percenters', a r…

RT (2020-07-25). TV personality Regis Philbin, host of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire', dies at 88. rt.com Regis Philbin, star of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' and 'Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee', has died at the age of 88, People Magazine reported on Saturday, citing an exclusive statement from family members. | "His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him — for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about," the Philbin family said in a statement to People Magazine. He died of natural causes. | Philbin was the founding host of the popular primetime game show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' fr…

RT (2020-07-25). 'Armed disturbance' at Hurlburt Field airbase in Florida leaves 1 dead, 1 injured. rt.com One person was killed and another wounded following an apparent shooting at a US airbase in Florida, triggering a brief lockdown at the facility. The Air Force has labeled the incident an "armed domestic disturbance." | The lethal shooting unfolded at the Hurlburt Field air base in Florida's Okaloosa County on Friday, the military confirmed in a statement. The injured person was brought to hospital for treatment, and an "all clear" has since been issued at the installation, following an earlier missive warning of an "active shooter." Few other details have yet emerged. | | "My condolences go out to all affec…

RT (2020-07-25). Kim Jong-un declares emergency & puts Kaesong city on total lockdown after 1st suspected Covid-19 case in North Korea. rt.com The city of Kaesong has been placed on lockdown after a person with symptoms of coronavirus "illegally" crossed the border, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced at an emergency anti-epidemic meeting. | The suspected patient zero reportedly entered the country on July 19, after defecting to South Korea some three years ago. He has since been quarantined, but "several medical check-ups of the secretion of that person's upper respiratory organ and blood" returned "uncertain results," according to state news agency KCNA. If confirmed, it would be the first Covid-19 case officially acknowledged by North Korea.

RT (2020-07-25). UN human rights office condemns 'arbitrary arrests & unnecessary use of force' amid US police brutality protests. rt.com The United Nations has denounced heavy-handed police tactics used against demonstrators in Portland and other US cities during ongoing protests, taking aim at what it called baseless arrests and unnecessary violence by officers. | "Peaceful demonstrations that have been taking place in cities in the US, such as Portland, really must be able to continue without those participating in them… risking arbitrary arrest or detention, being subject to unnecessary, disproportionate or discriminatory use of force, or suffering other violations of their rights," Liz Throssell, spokesperson for the UN's Office of the Hi…

RT (2020-07-25). Wishful thinking? Russia will NOT see a second wave of coronavirus, says Ministry of Health. rt.com While the world fears a second wave of Covid-19, Russia does not expect a significant increase in the number of infections in the autumn, according to the Ministry of Health's chief infectious disease specialist. | Vladimir Chulanov explained that the ministry does not "expect a significant rise," but warned that conditions will be created for the spread of airborne infections when students return to schools and universities, and when workers go back into the office after months of working from home. | "It's more accurate to speak not about a second wave, but about a possible rise in infections during the peri…

RT (2020-07-25). CNN outraged at Sinclair-owned local news stations for interviewing doctor at heart of 'Plandemic' conspiracy theory. rt.com CNN has whipped up an army of outraged Twitter liberals after it slammed a network of local news stations for airing an interview with a disgraced scientist who blamed Dr Anthony Fauci for the coronavirus. | Dr Judy Mikovits is the star of 'Plandemic,' a conspiracy

Peter Koenig (2020-07-25). Global Destruction, ‚Ä®The COVID-19 Lockdown: Economic and Social Impacts. globalresearch.ca Planned Destruction of World-wide Economy | What we have to realize is that the global, country-by-country destruction — happening simultaneously — is not a coincidence. | It has been planned for decades. Thousands of pages were written alone for the preparation of …

Eds. (2020-07-25). Food, capitalism and the necessity of a socialist program. mronline.org Capitalist food production is based on ecological destruction, imperialism, inhumane labor practices, and the degradation of human health. A socialist program that guarantees healthy food for all is the only alternative.

WSWS (2020-07-25). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2020-07-25). SEP election campaign in Sri Lanka: Workers denounce establishment parties. wsws.org Over the past weeks, SEP campaigners have discussed with workers and youth the need to politically fight on the basis of a socialist program.

WSWS (2020-07-25). SEP files appeal to Federal Sixth Circuit Court in Michigan ballot access case. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party candidates Joseph Kishore for US President and Norissa Santa Cruz for US Vice President have appealed to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for review of the July 8 ruling of Judge Sean Cox rejecting their lawsuit against Michigan ballot access requirements during the pandemic.

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2020-07-25). Wednesday 8/12: Online Study Group: What Will It Take to Save a World in Crisis? Reform vs. Revolution. indybay.org Zoom (details in description)…

_____ (2020-07-25). Weaving Impunity for Dictatorship Crimes in Chile. strategic-culture.org In 1968, the U.S. backed a covert intelligence surveillance campaign in which Latin American right-wing governments conspired to annihilate socialist and communist influence in the region. The plan, known as Operation Condor, was formally implemented in 1975, two years after dictator Augusto Pinochet took power in Chile through a military coup supported by the U.S. Up to 80,000 left wing opponents are estimated to have been killed; 30,000 of them disappeared by right-wing governments in Latin America by 1989, when Operation Condor was officially terminated. Over 400,000 people were detained as political prisoners…

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-25). US Economic Collapse: The Worst in US History. globalresearch.ca by Stephen Lendman ( The myth of recovery ignores the US economy's dismal state. | Numbers calculated as they were pre-1990 before rigging them occurred tell all. | According to economist John Williams, real US …

sputniknews (2020-07-25). Afghanistan Frees Further 50 Talibs in Push for Peace Talks – Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Afghan government released another 50 Taliban* inmates on Saturday in the hope of starting long-awaited peace negotiations, media reported.

WSWS (2020-07-25). Trump signs executive order on 2020 Census declaring undocumented immigrants are not persons. wsws.org The order would affect the distribution of federal funding as well as the apportionment of congressional seats.

Brian Lipworth, Rory Chan, Chris RuiWen Kuo (2020-07-25). [Correspondence] Dupilumab for nasal polyposis. thelancet.com The encouraging results of the LIBERTY trials1 evaluating the effects of dupilumab in patients with severe chronic sinusitis with nasal polyposis that use mometasone furoate nasal spray offer much-needed hope to patients with this condition. However, we believe that these results might not reflect real-life best clinical practice.

Georgina Ferry (2020-07-25). [Perspectives] Kesaveloo Goonaruthnum Naidoo: anti-apartheid campaigner. thelancet.com Few have done as much to forge an individual identity as "Dr Goonam", the name Kesaveloo Goonaruthnum Naidoo (1906—98) adopted as the first woman of colour to practise medicine in South Africa during the 1930s. She demanded women's inclusion in political organisations representing her Indian community, and joined others in passionate opposition to the apartheid policies that oppressed them.

WSWS (2020-07-25). Remains of one of Mexico's missing Ayotzinapa 43 students identified. wsws.org Mexico's attorney general has announced that human remains found in Cocula, Guerrero state had been identified as Christian Adolfo Rodriguez Telumbre.

WSWS (2020-07-25). Zimbabwe: Social unrest grows amid economic collapse. wsws.org Security forces have used COVID-19 lockdown laws to arrest nurses striking over poverty wages, appalling work conditions and lack of personal protective equipment.

WSWS (2020-07-25). Workers voice opposition to privatization of US Postal Service. wsws.org Postal workers have responded with outrage to leaked memos from USPS management which reveal plans for the accelerated privatization of…

Fight Back (2020-07-25). Coalition to March on the DNC announces shift, to prioritize movement against police crimes. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On August 20, the day that Joe Biden is expected to be in Milwaukee to accept the Democratic nomination, the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention is hosting a march and rally within sight and sound of the Wisconsin Center. | People in cities and towns across the country are protesting racist police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Alvin Cole right here in Milwaukee. Protests in Minneapolis ignited a fire that swept across the country, producing the largest civil rights movement in U.S. history. | For the Coalition, a shift in priority is necessary. Rather than maint…

WSWS (2020-07-25). Phoenix, Arizona police release incomplete footage of July 4 shooting. wsws.org James Garcia, 28, was sitting alone in his car and under no suspicion of any crime when he was killed by police.

WSWS (2020-07-25). 150,000 dead in the US and no end in sight. wsws.org The resurgence of COVID-19 is a result of the campaign by the Trump administration—with the assistance of the Democrats and the media—to force workers back on the job as the pandemic continues to rage.

WSWS (2020-07-25). Iowa Department of Health underreported confirmed cases at meatpacking plant by more than half. wsws.org The Iowa Department of Health cover-up occurred at the height of the "back to work campaign" and ongoing meat industry production.

WSWS (2020-07-25). Canadian medical experts provide ideological justification for homicidal back-to-work drive. wsws.org Exploiting their professional qualifications to give their arguments credibility, the experts have fully endorsed the corporate elite's reactionary dictum: "The cure cannot be worse than the disease."

Malcolm Molyneux (2020-07-25). [Comment] Ombudsman's report for 2019. thelancet.com I submitted Annual Reports for 20151 and 2016,2 but there were no events of sufficient concern to the Ombudsman during the following 2 years that required investigation and reporting.

Peter A Noseworthy, Zachi I Attia, Rickey E Carter, Xiaoxi Yao, Paul A Friedman (2020-07-25). [Correspondence] An AI-ECG algorithm for atrial fibrillation risk: steps towards clinical implementation — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank our colleagues for their interest in our Article1 about artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled electrocardiogram (ECG) to identify patients with atrial fibriliation. They have posed key questions about confounding of the model by potential differences in baseline characteristics and about generalisability.

Joseph Mangano (2020-07-25). Hiroshima at 75: Health lessons still current. nationofchange.org The devastating threats that atomic power poses to health still are a huge threat to humanity.

Sammy Westfall (2020-07-25). Thailand Sees Largest Anti-Government Protests Since 2014 Military Coup. zcomm.org The youth-led protests appear to have taken a page from Hong Kong's highly decentralized pro-democracy movement last year…

Candace Hollingsworth (2020-07-25). Biden still needs to earn our vote. nationofchange.org "Earning our vote would create an accountability structure which to date has been avoided."