2020-07-27: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-07-27). White House brands teachers "essential workers" to force reopening of schools. wsws.org With the coronavirus pandemic raging out of control, the Trump administration is escalating its homicidal campaign to reopen schools across the US.

Patrick Cockburn (2020-07-27). The Media Manipulator: Why Trump's Distractions May Not Save Him This Time. counterpunch.org The secret of Trump's survival is his skill in using and manipulating the media to his own advantage. He may sound crass but he is expert at changing the topic of the hour so that today's damning revelation becomes tomorrow's old news. By outrageous antics he dominates the news agenda and, whatever his failings, he is never dull.

Ralph Nader (2020-07-27). Fed Guarantees Unproductive Debt and Perilous Speculation. counterpunch.org The Federal Reserve Board — our unaccountable Central Bank — needs more citizen and Congressional supervision. Fees from financial institutions fund its operations, not Congressional appropriations. It is as secret as it wants to be and that's plenty. (See Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country by William Greider). Plus, the

WSWS (2020-07-27). $600-per-week jobless benefit expires for 20 million US workers. wsws.org The Trump administration and Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress are condemning millions of workers to destitution, hunger and homelessness.

WSWS (2020-07-27). Protester shot and killed in Austin, Texas. wsws.org Nationwide protests against police violence, which had receded in recent days, reignited in dozens of US cities over the weekend.

Henry A. Giroux (2020-07-27). The Ugly Terror of a Fascist Abyss Lurks in the Background of This Pandemic. zcomm.org Amid the corpses produced by neoliberal capitalism and COVID-19, there are also flashes of hope, a chance to move beyond a contemporary resurgence of authoritarianism…

WSWS (2020-07-27). With over 16 million COVID-19 cases, the pandemic is devastating developing nations. wsws.org Millions of people in emerging countries are facing the onslaught of the deadly virus.

WSWS (2020-07-27). Over 7,500 children in Tennessee have been diagnosed with COVID-19. wsws.org As the state's schools move toward reopening, new data has provided a glimpse of the spread of COVID-19 among the state's school-age children.

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-27). Militarizing Space: US Plans What Russia and Most Other Countries Oppose. globalresearch.ca Longstanding US plans call for waging wars from space. | In 1985, the US Space Command (USSPACECOM) was created. | In December 2018, Trump ordered it be made a unified combatant command for war under the US Strategic Command, saying: | "Pursuant to …

Sophia Paslaski (2020-07-27). SCOTUS' Birth Control Decision Favors Medicare for All. counterpunch.org People of the menstruating persuasion: how dare you. The highest court in the land demands to know. On July 8th, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that the President, who does not have a uterus, was quite right to object to Obama-era ACA rules that allowed Americans who do have uteri access

Alan Macleod (2020-07-27). Amid Escalating Tensions, US Warships Sail Just Miles off Coast of China. mintpressnews.com The moves are believed by experts to be information gathering operations, attempting to track the positions of Chinese submarines and pinpoint coastal defenses as the US increases the tension with Beijing.

Ben Norton (2020-07-27). An inside look at Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution on its 41st anniversary. mronline.org The Grayzone reports from inside Nicaragua's capital on the 41st anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, covering a speech by President Daniel Ortega, showing how the leftist government has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, and surveying the rising tide of U.S. and corporate media disinformation.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-27). VIDEO: Covid-19 and "The Spiderweb of Fear". American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced… globalresearch.ca Listen to the testimony of American medical doctors. | Thousand of American physicians have been silenced. | "Americans are captured by Fear". | "We cannot live with a spiderweb of fear." | Fear is sustained Worldwide by the media and the governments. | "There is …

Gareth Porter (2020-07-27). How a police spy's stunning testimony threatens the official US-Israeli AMIA bombing narrative. thegrayzone.com Revelations by a former police spy upend the official story blaming Iran for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community…

Josue De Luna Navarro (2020-07-27). Need Money for the Green New Deal? Take It From ICE. counterpunch.org The climate crisis is perhaps the greatest challenge humanity is facing. Yes, it threatens everyone's existence. But in particular, it exacerbates the centuries-long systemic oppression plaguing so many communities. The scientific consensus tells us we have 10 years to transform our fossil-fueled, extractive economy into a regenerative one. This isn't so much a technological challenge

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-07-27). Popular Movements Can Overcome Authoritarian Policing. dissidentvoice.org Portland protests say Go Home Feds as protests grow (by Noah Berger, AP) 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 …

Jerry Goldberg (2020-07-27). How to stop the coming surge of evictions. liberationnews.org The fight is sure to intensify as millions face homelessness in the coming period.

Shawn Fremstad (2020-07-27). The Black and White Disability Gap Widens With Age. counterpunch.org With the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) happening this weekend as Black Lives Matter protests continue, it's a good time to look at the intersection between race and disability in the United States. The figure below compares disability rates by age, sex, and race for non-Latinx adults. The data in the

David Bacon (2020-07-27). San Quentin vigil says incarceration has become a death sentence. peoplesworld.org On Sunday, July 19, about a hundred people gathered at the gate of San Quentin State Prison in San Rafael, to call for the release of prisoners because of the terrifying spread of COVID-19 inside the facility. On May 30th the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation transferred 121 prisoners from the California Institution for …

Mike Hastie (2020-07-27). The Heart of Darkness in Portland. counterpunch.org Soon it will be 60 straight nights of demonstrations and ear shattering protests in Portland, Oregon. There is a continuous drum corps that is beating hypnotic rhythms that gives thousands of Portlanders a reason to be alive. The energy is electrifying, as people take turns chanting their built up frustrations of what they see as utter

Joel Wendland-Liu (2020-07-27). Trump's fascist political strategy. peoplesworld.org Trump is personally motivated by ego, power, racial hate, and revenge. His ongoing medical issues related to his declining cognitive abilities, his cowering fear during the May #BlackLivesMatter uprising in which he hid in the White House bunker, and his disastrous inability to lead the country through the COVID-19 pandemic and deepening economic crisis have …

Eds. (2020-07-27). Where do we go from here: A fundraiser for Black Lives. mronline.org A recording of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement. Featuring Elizabeth Hinton, Robin D. G. Kelley, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Brandon M. Terry, and Cornel West.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-27). Sen. Warren Demands Eviction Moratorium as New Reporting Sheds Light on Nation's Stark Housing Inequality. commondreams.org "This pandemic is deepening our country's already historic levels of inequality." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-27). New Investigation Reveals How Fossil Fuel Giants Are Amplifying Militarized Police Forces. commondreams.org "This report sheds a harsh and needed light on the ways police violence and systemic racism intersect with the climate crisis." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-07-27). Make America White Again: Eddie Glaude on Trump and What James Baldwin Still Has to Teach Us. democracynow.org Amid a nationwide reckoning with systemic racism, we speak with Princeton African American studies professor Eddie Glaude, whose new book on James Baldwin offers lessons from the iconic writer for the present. Baldwin, says Glaude, insisted that "we put aside the myths and illusions and understand what white supremacy has done in terms of disfiguring and distorting the character of this nation." The book is titled "Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own."

Staff (2020-07-27). Headlines for July 27, 2020. democracynow.org Florida, Texas and California Grapple with Mounting Infections as U.S. Caseload Tops 4.2 Million, Protesters in Puerto Rico Call for Halt to Tourism to Curb Mounting Coronavirus Cases, Judge Denies Trump Request to Delay Deadline for Releasing Immigrant Children, Senate to Unveil New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Cutting Unemployment Benefits, U.K. Reinstates Spain Quarantine; N. Korea Declares Emergency; Cases Mount Across Latin America & Africa, BLM Protesters Face Attacks from Federal Agents, Police, and Other Violence in Cities Across the U.S., John Lewis Crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge for Last Time as Family and S…

Staff (2020-07-27). Seattle & Portland Activists: Protest Federal and City Police Crackdowns & Keep Focus on BLM Agenda. democracynow.org As nationwide protests against systemic racism and police violence stretch into their second month, President Trump has sent a team of federal agents to Seattle, following a controversial deployment of federal forces in Portland, Oregon. "We don't know exactly what the federal officers are doing. What we do know is we are in a situation where local police are welcoming those federal agents into our city," says Seattle community organizer Nikkita Oliver, co-executive director of Creative Justice. We also speak with Pastor E.D. Mondainé, president of the Portland, Oregon, branch of the NAACP.

Staff (2020-07-27). "Don't Simply Yoke Him to Dr. King": Eddie Glaude on How Radical Student Activism Shaped John Lewis. democracynow.org Memorials for John Lewis, the civil rights icon and 17-term congressmember, are highlighting the bravery he and others showed in the face of police violence as they fought for the right to vote. We highlight the radical early years of Lewis, when he was chairperson of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. His political upbringing as a youth and student organizer and "the movement that he came out of" can't be ignored, says Princeton professor Eddie Glaude. It's important that people "don't simply yoke him to Dr. King, [and] understand him as a product of this student activism." Glaude is chair of Princet…

David Klion (2020-07-27). Will the Left Get a Say in the Biden Doctrine? thenation.com Will the Left Get a Say in the Biden Doctrine?

_____ (2020-07-27). State Dept Abandons Families Of Mercenaries Detained In Venezuela. popularresistance.org The Grayzone has confirmed that former US ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson traveled to Venezuela on Monday, July 13, following conversations with the families of former Green Beret soldiers Luke Denman and Airan Berry. Venezuelan authorities detained Berry and Denman on May 4, after they participated in a failed mercenary invasion of Venezuela with the stated goal of kidnapping the country's elected president, Nicolas Maduro. | Mark Denman, the younger brother of the detained mercenary Luke Denman, told The Grayzone that Richardson had agreed to help his family after the US Department of State failed to offer…

Staff (2020-07-27). New DNC Platform Could Make The Bleak Climate Forecast Even Worse. therealnews.com The DNC's proposed 2020 platform leaves the fossil fuel spigot on. The Senate tucks a bill promoting enhanced oil recovery and geoengineering into the defense budget. "McMansions" face climate scrutiny.

Ronda Shelton (2020-07-27). Nashville police flout mask requirement during COVID-19 crisis. liberationnews.org Nashville cops not observing mask wearing regulations, community member fights back.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-27). Leftist leaders call for cancellation of debts owed by developing countries. mronline.org A statement signed by former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and Indian Kerala State's finance minister Thomas Isaac, among others, highlights the inadequacy of the measures announced recently by the G20 and IMF to postpone debt repayment.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-27). Dr. Fauci: U.S. closed only half the country to battle the coronavirus. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The U.S. "shut down about 50% of the country" and is now paying the price in a rebound of daily coronavirus cases, the nation's top expert on such diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says. And in that respect, he adds, we lag far behind a bloc of nations in Europe, which have a comparable combined population, …

Alicia Jrapko (2020-07-27). Cuba: From the Moncada to the Front Lines of the Pandemic. dissidentvoice.org Santiago de Cuba. Photo: Bill Hackwell Today Cuba celebrates the 67th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes barracks that mark the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. From this beginning, Cuba's altruistic view of making the world safer and healthier began. It has developed into a society that gives everything …

Eds. (2020-07-27). Pandemic worsens, resistance will follow. mronline.org World leaders like Trump and Johnson trying to get back to business as usual while the virus continues to spread are deliberately sacrificing public health, writes John Clarke.

Juan Lopez (2020-07-27). Trump threatens democracy with militarized police as polls suggest he's in trouble. peoplesworld.org By sending federal militarized units in fascist-like fashion into major cities to attack peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrators, President Donald Trump is assaulting democracy and setting a dangerous precedent less than 100 days before the November elections. Clearly, it is a desperate move to shore up his far-right base and divert public attention away from …

Coco Das (2020-07-27). Three Questions for the "Resistance" counterpunch.org The Trump/Pence regime has sent a federal occupying army into Portland to "quell" ongoing protests. Overseen by the Department of Homeland Security and cobbled from a number of federal agencies, including Customs & Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, these anonymous thugs in camouflage, virtually indistinguishable from right-wing militias, have seized the authority to kidnap

Liberation Staff (2020-07-27). The Henry Reeve Brigades and the fruits of revolution. liberationnews.org What are the Henry Reeve Brigades and who is Henry Reeve?>

The Canary (2020-07-27). Call for 'smarter' border checks after Spain removed from quarantine-free list. thecanary.co The government has been urged to introduce "smarter measures" at the border after holidaymakers in Spain were told they must quarantine when they return home.Labour's shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds said there are "serious questions" about the blanket self-isolation requirement.He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "The first is why we are still employing the… blunt tool of the 14-day quarantining rather than smarter measures, and secondly the chaotic nature of the decision-making which certainly hasn't bred confidence in the government's approach."Thomas-Symonds added: "I think you need a smarter se…

CP Editor (2020-07-27). RADICAL SELF CARE: ANGELA DAVIS. counterpunch.org

Staff (2020-07-27). Elizabeth Warren On Why We Must Stop Utility Shutoffs During The Pandemic. therealnews.com With unemployment at record levels and an economy teetering on the edge, utility shutoffs threaten to compound the existing public health disaster unfolding in the US. The Real News is highlighting voices from a national campaign that is trying to do something to prevent this by demanding a national moratorium on shutoffs during the COVID…

Greg Kearney (2020-07-27). And then Trump came for me… peoplesworld.org As a white man, I enjoy the unearned privileges that our society bestows upon me by virtue of birth alone. However, with great privilege comes great responsibility. When the forces of fascism are brought out to oppress our fellow citizens—be they Black, Latino, women, the disabled, or LGBTQ—then we who enjoy such privilege are duty …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-27). GOP maneuvers to block Heroes Act will bring the roof down. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — Unless Congress acts, acts fast, and acts the way the Democratic-run U.S. House wants it to act, millions of people will fall off a cliff—financially and otherwise—after Friday, July 31. But Senate Republicans and GOP President Donald Trump are standing in the way. July 31 is the date of the last $600 weekly …

Nick Pemberton (2020-07-27). Police Are The Real Cancel Culture. counterpunch.org You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution. —Fred Hampton As much as academics, celebrities, friends or anti-capitalists may fret about being deplatformed in various ways — what about activists and unhoused people deplatformed of their presence and existence by curfews and cops' repression? —Tranquil Enes "getting canceled is what happend to

The Canary (2020-07-27). Spanish court to examine claims Julian Assange was spied on. thecanary.co Spain's National Court is due to hear evidence in an investigation into whether a Spanish company was hired to spy on Julian Assange during the seven years the WikiLeaks founder spent in Ecuador's embassy in London.The court is investigating whether David Morales, a Spaniard, and his Undercover Global S.L. security agency invaded the privacy of Assange and his visitors at the embassy by secretly recording their meetings.The intelligence that Morales's company collected is suspected of being handed over to third parties, according to court papers.Julian Assange during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embas…

The Canary (2020-07-27). In just six weeks the number of global coronavirus cases has doubled. thecanary.co The number of cases of coronavirus around the world has doubled in the last six weeks alone, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said that the pandemic "continues to accelerate".Almost 16 million cases have been reported to WHO. | "In the past six weeks, the total number of cases has roughly doubled," he told a press briefing in Geneva.Meanwhile, 640,000 deaths linked to the virus have been reported to the global health body. | "Almost 16 million

Kaleem Hawa (2020-07-27). A Century of Struggle in Palestine. thenation.com Rashid Khalidi's new history offers a political and personal portrait of more than a hundred years of colonization and resistance in Palestine.

RT (2020-07-27). Trump's National Security Advisor tests positive for Covid-19, White House says. rt.com Donald Trump's National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the White House, which added that there's "no risk of exposure" to the president. | In a statement, the White House confirmed the test results, adding that O'Brien had "mild symptoms." The head of the National Security Council has been self-isolating and working "from a secure location off-site." | "There is no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president. The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted," the statement concluded. | O'Brien came down with the virus lat…

RT (2020-07-27). Wear a mask: Joker spotted jet skiing around NYC amid massive BLM marches (VIDEOS). rt.com Given the theatrical quality to much of the civil unrest across the US lately, it should come as no surprise that a man dressed up as the Joker was spotted jet skiing in New York's East River. | DC Comics stalwart and Batman arch nemesis (not to mention cliche halloween costume for the painfully unoriginal) the Joker was spotted blowing off some steam this weekend, apparently swapping the crime-ridden streets of Gotham City for the… New York is a strange place man. I think I…

RT (2020-07-27). 'Swarm' of police arrest New Jersey gym owners who defied governor's order, escalating battle over Covid-19 lockdown. rt.com Two New Jersey gym owners got an early-morning surprise when police arrested them at their business for continuing to keep it open in defiance of a coronavirus shutdown ordered by Governor Phil Murphy. | The Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, has been a flashpoint of controversy in the tug-of-war between civil liberties and public safety since owners Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti reopened their business in May, saying that being forced to shut down for months had violated their constitutional rights. They each face charges of fourth-degree contempt of court, obstruction and violation of a disaster control law…

RT (2020-07-27). Where are the fact checkers? Rep. Jerry Nadler claims Antifa violence in Portland is a MYTH (VIDEO). rt.com Congressman Jerry Nadler has been raked across the coals by social media after insisting that there is no protester-instigated violence in Portland. The lawmaker has spearheaded efforts to discredit federal police in the city. | The New York Democrat was approached by pundit and internet personality Austen Fletcher, who asked the House member if he "disavows the violence from Antifa happening in Portland right now." | "That's a myth that's being spread only in Washington, DC," Nadler responded. | Clearly amused by the lawmaker's answer, Fletched clarified: "About Antifa in Portland?" | "Yes," the NY representa…

RT (2020-07-27). Portland Police say Molotov cocktails & rifle magazines found in bag as city reels from violent protests. rt.com A bag discovered in a park frequented by demonstrators contained Molotov cocktails and several loaded magazines, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) has reported. Nightly protests in the city have become increasingly violent. | The PPB said they were tipped off about a suspicious bag in Lownsdale Square Park, which is located across the street from the federal courthouse that has been under siege by protesters for nearly two months. The pack reportedly contained loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails. The police force shared a photo of the bag's contents on Twitter. | Tonight Portland Police were near Lowns…

RT (2020-07-27). US police are wearing imaginary CGI armor to appease Putin, suggests acclaimed Russiagate huckster. rt.com Commentary on Donald Trump's decision to send federal police to riot-stricken cities has taken a creative turn: according to a celebrated Russiagate disciple, Putin has "ordered" US cops to wear cyberpunk armor that doesn't exist. | Cheri Jacobus, a popular #NeverTrump Twitter pundit and Russian collusion peddler, has joined the growing chorus of outrage over the use of federal law enforcement to help maintain order in Portland, Oregon, which has seen two months of increasingly violent demonstrations. | While most critics have focused on allegations that federal officers are too militarized and use excessive f…

RT (2020-07-27). WATCH: Mob of 300+ youths demolish Covid-19 protection at mini golf center, as angry teen SPITS in worker's face. rt.com A mini-golf complex in Memphis, descended into complete chaos as a mob of hundreds of teenagers trashed the business over a faulty games machine and a four-dollar refund. One irate teenager even spat in an employee's face. | According to local media reports, the Putt-Putt Fun Center was forced to close because of overcrowding Saturday evening, after parents reportedly began dropping their children off en masse. | A group of some 300 to 400 teenagers became irate after staff wouldn't issue an immediate refund after a games machine allegedly took a young girl's four dollars. Eyewitness video from the scene shows…

RT (2020-07-27). Chemicals in sunscreen could be carcinogenic, US FDA to investigate. rt.com A second major study has found that active ingredients in sunscreen are absorbed into blood at potentially dangerous levels. The US government is now investigating the potential risks — but how much damage has already been done? | As the warmer weather continues, people caged up for months by the coronavirus lockdowns are beginning to book holidays in the sun. Countries popular with travelers are eager to lure as many foreign punters as they can to keep their tourism industries afloat, even if many restrictions remain in place. | One thing holidaymakers will be making sure to pack is sun cream. The inten…

RT (2020-07-27). Antifa rioters call themselves journalists to avoid federal crackdown. rt.com Federal officers in Portland are forbidden by court order from targeting journalists filming the riots. For 'Antifa' rioters, the order opened up an opportunity: anyone with a camera can call themselves a "journalist." | Riots have raged in downtown Portland for 60 straight nights, and the threat of arrest by federal agents hasn't stopped crowds of rioters from laying siege to the city's Justice Center night after night. With Mayor Ted Wheeler reluctant to order a police crackdown on the violence, federal officers have filled the gap. Unlike their local counterparts, these officers have had no qualms about mak…

RT (2020-07-27). Portland sex worker who stripped in front of cops as 'Naked Athena' says her nakedness was 'POLITICAL'. rt.com The woman dubbed 'Naked Athena' is a sex worker, and her famous confrontation with Portland police, in nothing but a cap and a face mask, happened because she felt offended by the way they stood, she has revealed in an interview.

RT (2020-07-27). False alarm? Person suspected of bringing 1st Covid-19 case into N. Korea wasn't infected, South believes. rt.com A man who crossed into North Korea and put the city of Kaesong on high alert because he had symptoms resembling coronavirus is unlikely to have been a transmitter of the deadly contagion, Seoul's health officials have claimed. | The man in question — who fled from the North three years ago — returned to his homeland on July 19. He reportedly showed up in Kaesong, his home city, and on-site medical screening returned "uncertain results," Pyongyang's state media reported. | Fearing that he could become North Korea's patient zero, the authorities immediately called a meeting to address an emergency "tha…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Nearly 30,000 back US campaign seeking Nobel for Cuban doctors. yenisafak.com Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban Doctors campaign has been endorsed by prominent intellectuals, artists, politicians, and citizens worldwide, according to the campaign's website.Prominent endorsers include Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel, former President of Ecuador Rafael Correa, actors Danny Glover and Mark Ruffalo, writers Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, and Nancy Morejon, filmmakers Oliver Stone and Petra Costa, musician Tom Morello, and singer/songwriter Silvio Rodriguez, among numerous others.The campaign launched on June 16 describes its mission "to promote the nomination of the Cuban International M…

IMEMC News (2020-07-27). Report: "Israeli Soldiers Killed 27 Palestinians, Injured 1070, in First Half Of 2020" imemc.org The Abdullah al-Hourani Center for Studies and Documentation" which is run by Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), has reported, Sunday, that Israeli soldiers killed 27 Palestinians, including seven children and two women, in addition to wounding 1070 other, and abducted around 2330 Palestinians in the first half of this year, 2020. …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-27). 'Let's Feed a Bedouin': Roy Oz and Israel's Outrageous Racism. commondreams.org Palestinian bedouins collect their belongings after Israeli forces demolish Palestinian's structures including buildings and tents in Ayn al-Hijle village of Jericho, West Bank on June 3, 2020. (Photo by Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-07-27). Pressure for Sanctions Against Turkey Increases as Tensions with Greece Grow. globalresearch.ca Divided on how to deal with Turkey, some European leaders are calling for sanctions and others are calling for a reset in Euro-Turkish relations. French President Emmanuel Macron and the German Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the European People's …

Paul Street (2020-07-27). Lawless State: Go Ask Donald, Joe, and Barack. counterpunch.org When the men on the chessboard get up and tell you where to go And you've just had some kind of mushroom, and your mind is moving low Go ask Alice, I think she'll know When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead And the White Knight is talking backwards And the Red Queen's off

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-27). 'Let's Feed a Bedouin': Roy Oz and Israel's Outrageous Racism. zcomm.org On July 11, a video footage, which showed a popular Israeli TV celebrity demeaning Palestinian children from the Bedouin community in the Naqab area, went viral on social media.

_____ (2020-07-27). With Cold War Language, Pompeo Defines Plan For 'Totalitarian' China. popularresistance.org In a major foreign policy speech on U.S.-China relations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cast ratcheted-up tensions with Beijing in Cold War terms, announcing that Washington would seek to change Beijing's behavior and stopping just short of calling for regime change. | He described Beijing — and Chinese President Xi Jinping — as a generational threat to "free democracies around the world," a totalitarian and hegemonic regime that must not be treated like a normal nation. Riffing on President Ronald Reagan's famous "trust but verify" dictum about the Soviet Union, he said that when it comes to Beijing…

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-27). "Made In The USA" Economic Collapse: Trump's "Stimulus Plan". Money for the Super-Rich, Crumbs for Ordinary Americans. globalresearch.ca Made-in-the-USA economic collapse is the most diabolical scheme ever concocted by dark forces in the country. | It's all about engineering the largest ever wealth transfer from ordinary people to corporate favorites and the nation's super-rich. | It also aims to consolidate …

_____ (2020-07-27). First Nations Leaders Speak Out Against Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Approval. popularresistance.org Kinder-Morgan's application for approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) has been bouncing around in Canada's federal courts like a pinball since 2013. First Nations tribes and environmental groups have valiantly worked the flippers of the judicial pinball machine for years, filing lawsuits and appeals, to keep that shiny ball from rolling down the drain of approval. But on July 2, down it went when the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) denied three First Nations leave to appeal the decision of a lower court.

Zero Hedge (2020-07-27). Overinflated Covid Death Counts: Gunshot Wounds, Parkinson's Disease, Car Accident, Incorrectly Attributed to COVID-19. globalresearch.ca When it comes to overinflated coronavirus death counts, we recently outlined how a fatal motorcycle accident in Florida was

Zero Hedge (2020-07-27). Overinflated Covid Death Counts: Gunshot Wounds, Parkinson's Disease, Car Accidents. Incorrectly Attributed to COVID-19. globalresearch.ca When it comes to overinflated coronavirus death counts, we recently outlined how a fatal motorcycle accident in Florida was

Masha Gessen (2020-07-27). Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force. zcomm.org We are watching the perfect and perhaps inevitable combination of a domestic-security superagency and a President who rejects all mechanisms of accountability, including the Senate confirmation process…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-27). Jordanian govt. shuts down largest teachers' union, detains its leaders. peoplesdispatch.org The Jordanian Teachers Syndicate, the largest union in the country with over 100,000 members, is being persecuted days after it staged a rally demanding that the government implement an agreement signed in October over hiking educators' wages…

William Astore (2020-07-27). Killing Democracy in America. zcomm.org The Military-Industrial Complex as a Cytokine Storm…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-27). Cuba commemorates the 67th National Rebellion Day. peoplesdispatch.org On July 26, 1953, a group of revolutionaries under the command of Fidel Castro attacked the Moncada army barracks in Santiago de Cuba and the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes military garrison in Bayamo, marking the beginning of the Cuban revolution…

Dawn Paley (2020-07-27). Feminism and Chile's social explosion. zcomm.org Over the past months, as cases of COVID-19 have risen, sporadic demonstrations and conflicts with police have erupted around Santiago as residents protest a lack of health measures, food and money to make it though.

Prof. Matthew Flisfeder (2020-07-27). Capitalism Is the Parasite; Capitalism Is the Virus. globalresearch.ca With hindsight, a few years from now, it may well appear to us that the year 2020, the beginning of the third decade of the twenty-first century, marked the dawn of a new parasitic age. We can tell this much …

Rachel Mullin (2020-07-27). July 26, 1950: The No Gun Ri Massacre, South Korea. globalresearch.ca The Korean War is not publicly commemorated like the Civil War or World War II, so it is little wonder that the Korean War massacre,

Martin Berger (2020-07-27). Kennedy Jr. Warns Parents About Danger of Using Largely Untested COVID Vaccines on Kids. globalresearch.ca Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. warned Americans on Thursday to be cautious about any new coronavirus vaccine, pointing out that key parts of testing are being skipped. | "The Moderna vaccine, which is the lead candidate, skipped the animal testing …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-27). Hichem Mechichi designated as new Tunisian prime minister by president Saied. peoplesdispatch.org The political situation in Tunisia was further complicated following last week's resignation of Elyes Fakhfakh from…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-27). What explains the COVID-19 surge in Mexico? peoplesdispatch.org Magdiel Sanchez Quiroz from Jóvenes Ante la Emergencia Nacional talks about the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the current conditions in Mexico. He explains the reasons behind the worsening situation, emphasizing on how the public healthcare system has deteriorated over the years.

IMEMC News (2020-07-27). Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian At Erez Terminal. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, the executive director of Mirsal Post Company in the Gaza Strip, as he was crossing the Erez (Beit Hanoun) Crossing, in the northern part of the coastal region. The Palestinian has been identified as Sa'id Shorafa, and was taken by the soldiers to an unknown destination, …

Ricardo Vaz (2020-07-27). Baltasar Garzon to Defend Venezuelan Businessman in Extradition Case. globalresearch.ca The law firm of former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon confirmed this week that it will represent a Venezuelan businessman sanctioned by the Trump administration and facing extradition from Cape Verde. | Alex Saab, 48, was

Shane Quinn (2020-07-27). The Folly of War, US Militarism Continues Apace. globalresearch.ca The First World War showed plainly that the resort to armed conflict is the most devious and damaging of all policies. Even in the heart of militaristic Europe, the folly of war had long been noted by prominent and shrewd …

WSWS (2020-07-27). What is BORTAC and why is it patrolling the streets of Portland? wsws.org The special paramilitary arm of Customs and Border Protection has been deployed to intimidate and terrorize young people and workers amid the greatest health, economic and political crisis in modern American history.

Robert Fantina (2020-07-27). Boogaloo Movement: USA Far Right is Growing Thanks to Donald Trump. counterpunch.org 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 unstable and unhinged president Donald Trump makes things far worse domestically and internationally with his inflammatory language and his disdain for science. As

Ali Salam (2020-07-27). Settlers Burn Palestinian-owned Olive, Almond Trees near Nablus. imemc.org Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday, set fire to Palestinian-owned farm lands in the village of Huwara, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Alray Agency reported. Ghassan Doughlas, local official monitoring Israeli settlement activities, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that dozens of illegal Israeli settlers entered agricultural …

WSWS (2020-07-27). Hurricane Hanna hits regions of Texas and Mexico devastated by COVID-19. wsws.org In conjunction with a natural disaster, the coronavirus outbreak in the cross-border region threatens to spiral out of control.

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2020-07-27). What will Happen to Neoliberalism after the COVID-19 Crisis? Will it survive? globalresearch.ca For the last forty years, neo-liberalism has dominated economic thinking and the formulation of economic policies Worldwide. But the corona virus crisis has exposed, in a dramatic way, its internal contradictions, its incapacity to deal with the corona crisis and …

WSWS (2020-07-27). Facing manpower shortages over COVID-19, UAW president tells workers 'don't retire'. wsws.org As auto plants face staffing crises over COVID-19, the UAW chief tells workers considering early retirement, "Don't do it."

Ali Salam (2020-07-27). Palestinian Fishing Boats Attacked by Israeli Navy Ships off Coast of Gaza. imemc.org Israeli navy ships, on Sunday morning, opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats sailing off the northern coast of the Gaza Strip, Alray Agency reported. Several Israeli naval gunships, off the coast of al-Sudania and al-Waha districts, opened gunfire towards Palestinian fishermen's boats. The fishermen were sailing within the Israeli dictated …

Gerald E. Scorse and Dean Baker (2020-07-27). Rx for Prescription Drugs: Slash the Prices, Kill the Ads. dissidentvoice.org Prescription drugs have long provided two bad examples of American exceptionalism. They cost three-to-four times more than anywhere else, and we're one of only two countries in the world that allows prescription drug advertising to consumers. Far better to be like everybody else. Americans deserve drug prices in line with those in other countries. They …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-07-27). Military Escalation in the Middle East: Is Israel Planning a Multi-Front War against Its Arab Neighbors? globalresearch.ca If you watch the US mainstream media's 24 hour news coverage on recent events around the world no matter what time of the day it is, Covid-19 and China dominate the headlines while ignoring recent escalations in the Middle East …

Eric Zuesse (2020-07-27). The U.S. Empire Is Ending? A Turning Point in World History. globalresearch.ca On July 26th, Germany's Die Welt (The World) Sunday newspaper headlined

Joel Bleifuss (2020-07-27). Defund the Police? Why Not? zcomm.org We should not confuse public safety with investments in systems of punishment…

Martha Rosenberg (2020-07-27). Eid Slaughter Sacrifice Is Sad Day for Animals. zcomm.org Eid observors buy animals to slaughter The lamb having its throat slit didn't want to die. "The animal tried to stand up but couldn't as the ground was slippery," said Christine Hafner of the International Fund For Animals on the Today's Zaman website. Hafner was monitoring the 2008 Eid animal sacrifices in Turkey, a

Ali Salam (2020-07-27). Soldiers Order Halt On Construction Of Three Homes In Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers delivered, Sunday, stop-construction orders of three Palestinian homes, houses in Beit Sakariya village, south Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission, stated that the soldiers and officers of the so-called Israeli …

Prof Susan Babbitt (2020-07-27). Cuba's Nobel Nomination and Baldwin's Call to "Begin Again" globalresearch.ca When an event is unexplained, it can't be repeated. Cuba's astonishing internationalism, the "good news" of the pandemic, is talked about (outside Cuba) as if a miracle, without cause. Support grows for the Nobel Prize nomination but the justification for …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-27). As anti-racism protests intensify across the US, violence on protesters grow. peoplesdispatch.org Two months after the killing of George Floyd, violence from the police and law enforcement agencies have intensified protests across the United States. On Saturday, July 25, as the US witnessed nationwide demonstrations, a protester part of a Black Live Matter march in the city of Austin was shot dead. Witnesses have stated that the shooter drove his car into the march and then shot at the protesters. A similar attack happened on a demonstration in Aurora where a car was driven into the march. | In the city of Seattle, another demonstration faced intense repression from the police, leading to the arrest of 45 pro…

WSWS (2020-07-27). South Africa has the world's fifth highest COVID-19 cases. wsws.org The rate at which detected cases are doubling in the country, about every two weeks, implies that confirmed infections will be one million early August.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-27). Romanian health workers demand improved working conditions. peoplesdispatch.org Health workers under the leadership of the Sanitas Federation of Romania are protesting lack of proper infrastructure in hospitals and have demanded the implementation of the promised wage hike…

WSWS (2020-07-27). WHO warns that COVID-19 pandemic is resurgent across Europe. wsws.org Even before the pandemic has been brought under control in Eastern Europe, the premature ending of lockdowns in Western Europe is leading to a surge in new cases.

WSWS (2020-07-27). What is the New York Times up to at the Detroit Institute of Arts? wsws.org Controversies have emerged at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the remarkable art museum, whose director has been accused of a conflict of interest and "a certain deafness on race."

WSWS (2020-07-27). Stop Trump's coup d'état! Mobilize the working class against authoritarianism and dictatorship! wsws.org The Trump administration's deployment of paramilitary forces throughout the United States is a major escalation in his attempt to organize a coup d'état in advance of the November presidential elections.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-27). Kashmir University student arrested under draconian act. peoplesdispatch.org Aqib Mushtaq was arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on Friday. His family says he is being persecuted for raising questions regarding alleged irregularities in his university…

WSWS (2020-07-27). Mounting US pressure on Europe to line up against China. wsws.org Pompeo condemned those that "simply don't have the ability, the courage to stand with us."

WSWS (2020-07-27). Antarctic ice sheet melting could accelerate rapidly, leading to catastrophic rise in sea level. wsws.org If all the Antarctic ice were to melt, sea levels would rise by approximately an additional 60 meters (nearly 200 feet).

WSWS (2020-07-27). Wirecard and the criminality of capitalism. wsws.org The public prosecutor's office is investigating the executives for commercial fraud, balance sheet forgery, market manipulation, embezzlement of assets and money laundering.

IMEMC News (2020-07-27). Two Female Detainees Remain In Solitary Confinement, Face Harsh Conditions. imemc.org The Palestinian Commission for Detainees' Affairs has reported, Sunday, that the Israeli authorities are still forcing two female detainees in solidarity confinement under inhumane and harsh conditions. In a press statement, the Committee said that the two detainees, Fadwa Hamada and Jihan Hasheema, are in solitary confinement in the al-Jalama …

Dennis Normile (2020-07-27). How Atomic Bomb Survivors Have Transformed Our Understanding of Radiation's Impacts. globalresearch.ca Kunihiko Iida wants the world to know that the atomic bombs the United States dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago next month are still claiming lives and causing suffering. | Iida was 3 years old in August 1945. His …

George Lakey (2020-07-27). Understanding Trump's game plan in Portland. zcomm.org Because the overwhelming majority of Portlanders have been demonstrating for Black Lives Matter in nonviolent ways, elected officials are mobilizing against Trump's intervention. If the majority had been violent, Trump's intervention would be welcomed by the center…

Fight Back (2020-07-27). Bloomington confronts 'Back the Blue' rally and marches for Black lives. fightbacknews.org Bloomington, MN – Over 500 people rallied at Kennedy High School and then marched to Bloomington City Hall, July 25, to confront a 'blue lives matter' demonstration. | The newly-formed Bloomington Antiracist Coalition (BARC), a group of Bloomington high school students and graduates, worked with other community and Black lives matter organizers to plan the Bloomington March for Justice. Their demands were justice for Black lives, an end to police 'unaccountability,' to stand in solidarity with Muslims, demand anti-racist changes to the Bloomington Public Schools, and to call for Isak Aden's case to be reopened. I…

Ilana Cohen (2020-07-27). Fossil Fuel Advocates' New Tactic: Calling Opposition to Arctic Drilling 'Racist'. zcomm.org Some say oil and gas exploration is essential as a source of jobs and revenue for Alaska Native communities, but activists argue it is simply exploitation.

Christopher Black (2020-07-27). Hagia Sophia: Religion As Politics. globalresearch.ca Sultan Abdul Hamid II, in the face of a rising secular nationalism in the late 1800s, that culminated in the Young Turk movement, tried to restore the influence of the Ottoman Empire among Islamic nations and the Empire's many …

WSWS (2020-07-27). Ohio House Speaker arrested for running a $60 million bribery scheme. wsws.org The FBI arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder for alleged corrupt connections involving the electric company FirstEnergy Corporation.

IMEMC News (2020-07-27). Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian young man near Bethlehem for allegedly attempting to smatch an Israeli soldier's weapon. According to Israel's TV, Channel 12, the young Palestinian man attempted to snatch the soldier's gun near the Gush Etzion colony, south of Bethlehem. The soldiers assaulted the …

Joyce Nelson (2020-07-27). Environmental Impacts of Alberta's Vista Coal Mine Project: Waiting for the Decision. globalresearch.ca Environmentalists are watching with great interest to see what Canada's Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson will decide, by July 30, about the Vista coal mine, a massive venture near Hinton, Alberta, owned by Coalspur, which is in turn owned by U.S. …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-27). As anti-racism protests intensify across the US, violence on protesters grows. peoplesdispatch.org Two months after the killing of George Floyd, violence from the police and law enforcement agencies have intensified protests across the United States. On Saturday, July 25, as the US witnessed nationwide demonstrations, a protester part of a Black Live Matter march in the city of Austin was shot dead. Witnesses have stated that the shooter drove his car into the march and then shot at the protesters. A similar attack happened on a demonstration in Aurora where a car was driven into the march. | In the city of Seattle, another demonstration faced intense repression from the police, leading to the arrest of 45 pro…

WSWS (2020-07-27). This week in history: July 27-August 2. wsws.org 25 years ago: Congress ends hearings on Waco siege On August 1, 1995, the United States Congress completed week-long hearings on the Waco siege of 1993, designed to both placate and legitimize extreme right-wing groups—from the Christian Coalition to paramilitary militias and neo-Nazi tendencies—which had made the Waco assault a cause célèbre .

Raul Diego (2020-07-27). Israel Rolls Out Dystopian Cyber Espionage Award for US-Backed Digital Saboteurs. mintpressnews.com The myriad cybersecurity, AI, and IoT startups emerging out of Israel's state-funded organizations have extensive ties to American Fortune 100 companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many others.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-27). Mephistopheles of Wall Street: Goldman Sachs, 1MDB and the "Malaysia Settlement" globalresearch.ca Malaysia's politicians were crowing. "We are confident that we are securing more money from Goldman Sachs compared to previous attempts, which were far below expectations,"

The Canary (2020-07-27). Lockdown helped restore happiness, research suggests. thecanary.co Happiness fell as the coronavirus pandemic began — but lockdown helped to restore it, research suggests. | The wellbeing inequality gap between wealthy professionals and the unemployed even began to narrow during lockdown, according to the study by Cambridge University's Bennett Institute for Public Policy. | Researchers used a year's worth of data taken from YouGov Weekly Mood Tracker surveys and Google searches to track wellbeing in the British population before and during the pandemic. | They say it is one of the first studies to distinguish the effects of the pandemic from those of lockdown on psycholog…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Pet cat becomes 1st animal in UK to catch COVID-19. yenisafak.com British authorities on Monday said that the novel coronavirus has been detected in a pet cat in the country for the first time.The infection was confirmed last week following tests at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) laboratory in Weybridge, according to a statement.The statement from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Animal and Plant Health Agency said it is the first confirmed case of an animal infection with the coronavirus strain in the UK.However, "there is no evidence to suggest that the animal was involved in transmission of the disease to its owners or that pets or other…

WSWS (2020-07-27). Vote "NO" to British Airways pilots' contract! Form rank and file committees to oppose BALPA sell-out! wsws.org BALPA has been engaged in talks for three months with BA, which is preparing to lay off 12,000 of its 42,000 workforce.

WSWS (2020-07-27). Australian state government bans protest against police violence. wsws.org The authorities are cynically invoking the pandemic to block political protests, while at the same time proceeding with a pro-business "reopening of the economy."

WSWS (2020-07-27). Australian Tamil refugee mother denied urgent medical treatment for weeks. wsws.org Despite outrage in her Australian home town of Biloela, Priya Murugappan was flown to a mainland hospital only after suffering prolonged abdominal pain.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-27). Climate Change Litigation: the Australian Government Gets Sued. counterpunch.org "It's time the government told the public about the impact climate change will have on our future and the economy." — Katta O'Donnell, The Guardian, Jul 24, 2020 While coronavirus ravages life, dominates policy and clouds debate, that other pressing issue of addressing climate change has moved into a more modest gear. That has not

WSWS (2020-07-27). Mounting COVID-19 deaths expose deep crisis in Australian aged care homes. wsws.org "They've casualised the workforce so much that this is bound to happen."

WSWS (2020-07-27). Dozens of Australian schools shut down after coronavirus outbreaks. wsws.org Keeping the schools open is regarded as a central aspect of the reopening of the economy and the continued provision of an exploitable workforce.

Andy Rowell (2020-07-27). Climate Change: Mind-Blowing Warnings from Arctic and Antarctica. commondreams.org Ice floe with polar bear in Beaufort Sea. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-27). Progressives Applaud AOC Proposal to Ban 'Insidious Practice' of Military Recruiting in Schools. commondreams.org "It's important that our youth understand that joining the military isn't the only way to pay for college or find stability in life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Hebah Kassem (2020-07-27). We Should Be Fighting For Healthcare For Everyone, Not Taking It Away. commondreams.org The only comprehensive solution is Medicare for All. (Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Emily Kawano, Julie Matthaei (2020-07-27). System Change: A Basic Primer to the Solidarity Economy. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-27). New ACLU Analysis of Crime Data Shreds GOP's Argument Against Decarceration During Pandemic. commondreams.org "With additional decarceral efforts, many further infections can be prevented in the… cities analyzed and many others." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-07-27). New Obesity Strategy Could Be 'Torpedoed' By US Trade Deal. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Krissy Waite, editorial intern (2020-07-27). Pressured by Climate Activist Groups, Deutsche Bank Ditches Drilling in the Arctic. commondreams.org The bank joins a list of two dozen others that will not back Arctic drilling projects. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Judy Young, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap (2020-07-27). Corporate Constitutional Rights are Cancerous to Democracy. commondreams.org "Monsanto has known for several decades that Roundup (glyphosate) causes cancer. Rather than informing consumers about the glyphosate cancer risk, Monsanto buried the risks as sales of Roundup continued to skyrocket." (Photo: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-27). Inner Circle Infection as Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien Tests Positive for Covid-19. commondreams.org The White House claims there is no risk to the president or vice president. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shefali Sharma (2020-07-27). Public Money to Plunder the Planet: Development Banks Fund Big Meat and Dairy. commondreams.org Public sops for this powerful global industry, whether international or national, must stop if we want real food system transformation for the planet. (Photo: Tim Geers/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-07-27). New Report Shows How Fossil Fuel Corporations, Utilities, and Fossil-Financiers Help Direct, Sponsor, Partner With, and Fund Police Foundation. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-27). 'Incapable Leadership': Trump Response to Coronavirus Eroding US Credibility Worldwide. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Graham Peebles (2020-07-27). The Volatile Path to Democracy in Ethiopia. counterpunch.org Ancient ethnic divisions and long held grievances die hard. Ethiopia is made up of dozens of tribal/ethnic groups, divided into nine regional states. Oromia is the largest region (it includes the capital, Addis Ababa) and, with 34% of the population (c.40 million), the Oromo people make up the biggest single group. On 29th June the

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Japanese government to urge more telecommuting as coronavirus cases surge. yenisafak.com Japan's economy minister said on Monday the government would urge businesses to aim for 70% telecommuting and enhance other social distancing measures amid a rise in coronavirus cases among workers, some infected during after-work socialising.Though Japan has largely avoided the mass infections that have killed tens of thousands overseas, a record surge in cases during the past week in Tokyo and other major urban areas has experts worried the country faces a second wave.Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura on Monday said in a video meeting with Japanese governors that business leaders will be asked to ramp up ant…

_____ (2020-07-27). The Forgotten History Of The Jewish, Anti-Zionist Left. popularresistance.org Anti-Zionists argue that this brutal reality is not just the product of a right-wing government or failure to effectively procure a two-state solution. Rather, it stems from the modern Zionist project itself, one established in a colonial context, and fundamentally reliant on ethnic cleansing and violent domination of Palestinian people. Jews around the world are among those who call themselves anti-Zionists, and who vociferously object to the claim that the state of Israel represents the will—or interests—of Jewish people. | In These Times spoke with Benjamin Balthaser, an associate professor of mult…

The Canary (2020-07-27). Young BAME men more likely to get Covid fines than white men of same age. thecanary.co Young men from Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) backgrounds are almost twice as likely to be handed fines for breaches of Covid-19 lockdown rules as white men the same age, new figures show. | A National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) report published on Monday concluded there has been "disproportionality" in the issuing of fixed penalty notices (FPNs) by forces in England and Wales. | The analysis shows people from BAME backgrounds were handed fines at a rate 1.6 times higher than white people between March 27 and May 25, with Black and Asian people 1.8 times more likely to be handed tickets. | Young men a…

The Canary (2020-07-27). White-tailed eagle died as result of pesticide poisoning. thecanary.co A white-tailed eagle that was found dead in Aberdeenshire had been poisoned, according to police. | The satellite-tagged bird of prey was recovered from Donside in April and a post-mortem examination has now established it died as a result of pesticide poisoning. | Its death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is under way. | Inspector Sheila McDerment, who chairs the North East Partnership Against Wildlife Crime, said: "As well as being illegal, poisoning is a cruel way to kill a bird. | "It also puts the lives of other creatures and plants at risk, and impacts negatively on our environment. | "T…

The Canary (2020-07-27). Schools should consider 'greater flexibility' over GCSE grades for sixth form. thecanary.co Schools have been told to consider offering "greater flexibility" this summer when deciding whether a student with lower GCSE grades should be admitted on to a sixth form course. | England's exams regulator has suggested that headteachers could put "slightly less weight" on a few lower grades that a pupil receives next month if it helps them to progress into sixth form. | Schools have been advised to look at other evidence, such as a student's "potential" rather than grades alone, in their decisions about post-16 study after this summer's exams were cancelled. | In a letter to heads, Sally Collier, Ofqual's chief…

Ian Schlegel (2020-07-27). The Pandemic Is Killing Research—So Where Is University Support? thenation.com The Pandemic Is Killing Research—So Where Is University Support?

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Google to keep employees home until summer 2021 amid pandemic. yenisafak.com Alphabet Inc's Google will keep its employees home until at least next July, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai made the decision himself last week after debate among an internal group of top executives that he chairs, according to the report. Google did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.Google had earlier said it would begin reopening more offices globally as early as June this year, but most Google employees would likely work from home until the end of this year.

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Turkish forces seize arms, ammunition, illicit drug. yenisafak.com Security forces in Turkey seized arms, ammunition and a huge cache of heroin in the southeastern Hakkari province, the provincial governor's office said on Monday.The office said Yildirim-2 Cilo Operation, launched against the PKK terror group, continued with determination.It said a RPG-7 rocket launcher, rockets, anti-tank ammunition, 3 AK-47 rifle magazines, hand grenades and ammunition buried underground were seized in Yuksekova district.The office said in a separate statement that 80.6 kilos (177 pounds) of heroin, planned to be sold to finance the terror group's activities, were also seized in Semdilli distr…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine candidate moves into late-stage trial. yenisafak.com Moderna Inc said on Monday it has started a U.S. government-backed late-stage trial evaluating its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, in about 30,000 adults who do not have the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.The main goal of the study will be prevention of the symptomatic COVID-19 disease, the company said.

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Dozens of irregular migrants stranded in Mediterranean. yenisafak.com Dozens of irregular migrants have been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea in Malta's search and rescue zone for over 30 hours, the UN migration organization said Monday.Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), cited a tweet by Alarm Phone, a group monitoring migrant crossings across the Mediterranean Sea, calling on authorities to rescue the 95 migrants fleeing from Africa to Europe."Let's remember that these boats are unsafe and unfit for navigation and that they should be always considered as boats in distress, since they can sink at any moment," wrote Giacomo, who w…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Stick to basics to fight pandemic, WHO says. yenisafak.com After nearly six months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern, the WHO said Monday it has counted almost 16 million cases and reported more than 640,000 deaths.WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a twice-weekly press webinar that this Thursday will mark six months since the world health body declared COVID-19 a "public health emergency of international concern"."This is the sixth time a global health emergency has been declared under the International Health Regulations, but it is easily the most severe," said Tedros."And the p…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Russia says it thwarted planned mass shooting attack in Moscow. yenisafak.com Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Monday it had thwarted a planned militant attack in Moscow and shot dead an unnamed man it said was plotting a mass shooting in a crowded public place.State TV channel Rossiya 24 showed a picture of the man, who the FSB said was from a Central Asian country, lying face down dead on the ground with a Kalashnikov assault rifle he had apparently been using nearby.The FSB said he had opened fire on them when they had tried to arrest him on the outskirts of Moscow and that they had shot him dead.State TV showed a sports bag nearby containing three hand grenades.The FSB s…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Iran moves mock-up US carrier to mouth of Gulf. yenisafak.com Iran has moved a mock-up U.S. aircraft carrier to the strategic Strait of Hormuz, satellite images show, suggesting it will use the look-alike vessel for target practice in war games in a Gulf shipping channel vital to world oil exports.The use of dummy American warships has become an occasional feature of training by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and its naval forces, including in 2015 when Iranian missiles hit a mock-up resembling a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.Tehran, which opposes the presence of U.S. and Western navies in the Gulf, frequently holds naval war games in the strategic Strait, the conduit for some…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Spanish hotels offer to pay for tourists' coronavirus tests. yenisafak.com Spain's CEHAT tourism association on Monday offered to pay for foreign tourists to take coronavirus tests in an effort to encourage visitors to come after Britain imposed a quarantine on the country.Describing the quarantine as "illogical" and "unfair," CEHAT said widespread testing of travellers was a better guarantee of safety for tourists, workers and residents.

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Turkey rescues 23 irregular migrants in Aegean. yenisafak.com Turkey has rescued 23 irregular migrants including children in the Aegean Sea, according to security sources on Monday.Acting upon an intelligence tip off that there was a dinghy stranded off the coast of Tasburun in the Aydin province, the Turkish Coast Guard launched a search operation and rescued the migrants.After routine checks, they were referred to the provincial migration authority.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross to Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.The country earlier this year opened its gates to irregular migrants seeking to c…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Health workers should be top priority for vaccines: nurses' group. yenisafak.com Nurses and other health workers must be top priority for the first COVID-19 vaccines, especially as they are often left without enough protection against the virus in their frontline jobs, the International Council of Nurses said on Monday.An estimated 1.5 million health care workers have been infected, three times the number in early June, it said, citing figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the novel coronavirus which has infected some 16 million people worldwide."We are continuing to receive reports of nurses and health care workers not having enough personal protective equipment, not being able…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Germany rejects US proposal for Russia's return to G7. yenisafak.com Germany on Monday opposed Russia's return to the G7 group of nations, amid US President Donald Trump's proposal to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the group's next summit.German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas underlined that Russia's readmission to the group would not be possible if Moscow remains reluctant to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine."The reason behind Russia's suspension was the annexation of Crimea and its intervention in eastern Ukraine. As long as we don't have a solution here, I don't see a chance for this," Maas said in an interview with German daily General Anzeiger.Trump has repeat…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Turkey restores 2,700-year-old Urartian temple. yenisafak.com Turkish archaeologists are restoring stone carvings of a 2,700-year-old castle in the country's east.The Ayanis Castle atop a hill overlooking the Lake Van was built by Urartian King Rusa II.The excavation and restoration work has been ongoing for 31 years as the castle is among the most magnificent structures of the Iron Age Kingdom of Urartu with its mudbrick walls and stone engravings.This year a team of 30 experts are taking part in the excavation under the direction of Mehmet Isikli, an archeology professor at Ataturk University.The engraved stones are being placed at its original place in the Haldi Temple,…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). New Zealand court sentences man for slavery. yenisafak.com The High Court in Napier, a coastal city on New Zealand's North Island, also ordered the payment $183,000 in reparations to his victims.In a statement, the country's immigration officials and police welcomed the verdict and said the Joseph Matamata was convicted on 10 human trafficking and 13 slavery charges in March this year."Today's sentencing is the result of more than three years of work by INZ [Immigration New Zealand] and New Zealand Police. A joint investigation began back in 2017 when the first allegations of Matamata's offending were brought to INZ's attention. His offending was related to 13 Samoan nat…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). WHO says COVID-19 by far its worst global health emergency. yenisafak.com The new coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 16 million people is easily the worst global health emergency the World Health Organization (WHO) has faced, its director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.Only with strict adherence to health measures, from wearing masks to avoiding crowds, would the world be able to beat it, Tedros added at a virtual news briefing in Geneva."Where these measures are followed, cases go down. Where they are not, cases go up," he said, praising Canada, China, Germany and South Korea for controlling outbreaks.

yenisafak (2020-07-27). What you need to know about the coronavirus right now. yenisafak.com Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Florida passes New YorkFlorida on Sunday became the second state after California to overtake New York, the worst-hit state at the start of the U.S. novel coronavirus outbreak, according to a Reuters tally.Total COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State rose by 9,300 to 423,855 on Sunday, one place behind California, which now leads the country with 448,497 cases. New York is in third place with 415,827 cases.Still, New York has recorded the most deaths of any U.S. state at more than 32,000 with Florida in eighth place with nearly 6,000 deaths.The…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). China: US claims on Houston consulate 'not factual'. yenisafak.com China denied Monday that its staff at the consulate in Houston stole information from American companies doing COVID-19 research."US officials' accusations alleging that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston undertook illegal activities have no factual evidence and are completely slanderous," said China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin addressing a news conference in Beijing.Last week, the US in an abrupt move asked China to shut its consulate in Houston — a decision US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said was taken because China was "stealing American and European intellectual property".In a tit-for-t…

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Hagia Sophia Turkey's internal matter, says FM. yenisafak.com Several countries, including Spain, agree that Hagia Sophia is Turkey's internal matter, the Turkish foreign minister said on Monday."Reopening of Hagia Sophia for worship is not a one-upmanship against any country or belief," Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a joint news conference with his Spanish counterpart Arancha Gonzalez Laya in the capital Ankara.Cavusoglu said Turkey respects the thoughts and pieces of advice to protect Hagia Sophia which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.Spanish Foreign Minister Laya said that Turkey's intention of observing UNESCO criteria regarding Hagia Sophia was praisewor…

_____ (2020-07-27). Thousands Of Police Discipline Records Kept Secret For Decades Published. popularresistance.org Until last month, New York state prohibited the release of police officers' disciplinary records. Civilians' complaints of abuse by officers were a secret. So were investigators' conclusions. The public couldn't even know if an officer was punished. Today, we are making this information public and, with it, providing an unprecedented picture of civilians' complaints of abuse by NYPD officers as well as the limits of the current system that is supposed to hold officers accountable. We've published a database that lets you search the police complaints so you can see the information for yourself. Data experts can al…

_____ (2020-07-27). More Federal Officers Deploying To Portland. popularresistance.org Several dozen additional out-of-town federal law enforcement officers are deploying to Portland as they look to make additional arrests in the coming days, while also shifting tactics from the use of tear gas, according to multiple federal law enforcement sources. | The federal response has so far sparked four civil rights lawsuits, a Department of Justice inspector general investigation, proposed legislation in Congress limiting the role of federal law enforcement in American cities, and has injured a number of protesters. Rather than quell the protests as was the intent, it's served to reenergize and strengthen…

_____ (2020-07-27). Using Chemical Agents On Peaceful Protesters In A Pandemic. popularresistance.org Remember the protestors with guns walking into statehouses and protesting the stay at home orders? Do you remember a single case where teargas or pepper spray was used against those nearly all white protestors who were protesting in the sense of trying to encourage reopening which is what the Executive has been imprudently pushing? | Fast forward to this last week. Were teargas and pepper spray used on looters? No. It was used on peaceful protestors who were protesting after the murder of George Floyd. | Now, given teargas and pepper spray have the nefarious quality of causing people to cough and sneeze and rub t…

_____ (2020-07-27). The Militarized Assault On Our Right To Protest. popularresistance.org The Trump Administration sent federal law enforcement, including the paramilitary squad of Customs and Border Patrol, BORTAC, which has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, to the streets of Portland, OR to stop the ongoing demonstrations against racist police violence. Federal law enforcement, working with local police, is also being sent to other cities where anti-racist protests are going on. We speak with constitutional lawyer Mara Verheyden-Hilliard about the legality of this and how activists can fight back to protect the rights of everyone and end police violence and lawless impunity.

_____ (2020-07-27). Judge Blocks Seattle's Ban On Crowd Control Weapons. popularresistance.org A federal judge late Friday halted the implementation of a Seattle ban on police use of tear gas, pepper spray and other so-called less lethal weapons used for crowd control. His decision gives more latitude to law enforcement to use the tools ahead of what could be a weekend of protests, as federal agents arrive in Seattle with the stated orders of protecting federal property. | A separate court injunction against use of the crowd control weapons remains in place, although that order allows for their targeted and limited deployment in certain circumstances.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Expanding transit infrastructure to increase deterrence power. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said the development of domestic transit infrastructure to connect the country to international corridors will increase Iran's deterrence power.

California Alliance for Retired Americans (2020-07-27). Senior Citizens Hold Car Parade to Celebrate Essential Social Insurance Programs — July 28. indybay.org On July 28th the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) will celebrate decades of public service programs with a CAR Parade in the Mission District celebrating anniversaries of the most important progressive programs that serve all Californians.

sputniknews (2020-07-27). Kids Playing on Pool Table Made From Bricks Reminds Netizens of Wacky Inventions – Video. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): It is said that where there is a will, there is a way. The same stands true for kids who have made pool table out of bricks and balls out of stones. Netizens are applauding the kids for their innovation.

sputniknews (2020-07-27). Meet Eddy, 'War Correspondent' for High School Newspaper in US City of Portland. sputniknews.com PORTLAND (Sputnik) – The youngest journalist covering the protests in Portland writes for a high school newspaper. Press badges, slight build, and being 17 years of age has proven insufficient to protect Eddy Binford-Ross from police brutality. Yet, almost every night she ventures back to report from the frontline.

sputniknews (2020-07-27). Super Bullish: Why Gold and Silver Will Keep Making New Higher Highs for Years to Come. sputniknews.com People should prepare for a golden decade, with the yellow metal continuing its steep rise presumably up to $4,800 by the end of the 2020s, precious metal experts observe, outlining the reasons behind the hunger for bullion.

sputniknews (2020-07-27). Portion of Trump's Mexico Border Wall Collapses as Hurricane Hanna Hits Texas – Video. sputniknews.com Hanna is the first hurricane in the 2020 storm season. It came ashore on Padre Island as a Category 1 hurricane and hit the coast of Texas hard. The storm has brought with it heavy rain and potentially life-threatening flash flooding.

sputniknews (2020-07-27). Huawei's Meng Wanzhou Seeks Access to Documents That Could Prove She is Victim of Abuse of Process. sputniknews.com The 48-year-old chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been entangled in a standoff between the United States and China. Her arrest by Canadian police officers drastically soured relations between Ottawa and Beijing. Meng denies wrongdoing, while China has described her detention as political victimization.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Global history demonstrating political irrationality. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA)-Referring to harassment of Iranian airliner by US warplanes and different lawlessness of Trump administration, Prof. Adib-Moghaddam says global history is demonstrating a period of political irrationality and incompetence.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Gov. spokesman tests positive for COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei has tested positive for the COVID-19, according to his office.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). US harassment of Iranian airliner unforgivable: Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Emphasizing that the recent US harassment of a passenger plane is a gross violation of international law, Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi called the US action unforgivable.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). IRIAF to unveil more aircraft similators: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) said that the force is working on simulators of other aircraft which soon be unveiled.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Hezbollah issues statement on border developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) —Hezbollah issued a statement reacting to the developments in the occupied Shebaa farm in the southern part of Lebanon.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). VIDEO: 6 killed in terrorist blast in Idlib. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — A terrorist blast in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib has killed 6 people and injured 13 others.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Over 66000 tons of basic good enters Iran' largest ocean port. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — The Director-General of Ports and Maritime Affairs of Sistan and Baluchestan announced the arrival of a ship carrying 66,700 tons of sugar to Chabahar port.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Ukraine's 3 scenarios for further fight PS752 talks with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Ukranian Deputy FM unveiled three scenarios for holding further talks with Iran about the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed outside Iran's capital on January 8.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Naval training centers must be upgraded: Khanzadi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that naval training centers of Iran's Army must be upgraded with latest technology.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). VIDEO: Prof. stresses 'illegality' of US presence in Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehr News Agency, Colin S. Cavell, a full professor of political science at Bluefield State College, highlighted that US presence in Syria is a violation of international law and Syrian sovereignty.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Iran produces anti-corona 'ACTEMRA' drug. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — The Director-General of Iran's Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) for Drugs and Controlled Substances Affairs said that Iran managed to produce "ACTEMRA" drug for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Petrochemical industries playing key role in non-oil exports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that petrochemical and steel industries are playing a key role in the field of production and non-oil export in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). US cannot tell India what to do in Chabahar port: Indian ambs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — India has told the Americans that the United States "cannot tell the country what to do" in the strategic Iranian seaport of Chabahar.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Iran, Iraq emphasize coop. in maintaining common interests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq stressed the need to continue cooperation in line with preserving common interests between the two country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Global coronavirus infections top 16 million. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Coronavirus worldwide cases have exceeded 16 million with the US passing 4.37 million cases in total, according to Worldometer figures.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-27). Imperial evenings of exploration make the move online. imperial.ac.uk Imperial Lates return in digital form this week with live events and online activities that celebrate our connections to the natural world.

Solidarity with Indymedia (2020-07-27). 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.

Haymarket Books (2020-07-27). Wednesday 8/5: Voices from the Front Line: Health Care Workers & the Fight Against Covid. indybay.org Online…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-27). Mèxico_Tlaltenco: Defensa de nuestra tierra. indybay.org Mèxico_Tlaltenco: Defensa de nuestra tierra | LA ALCALDÂA DE TLAHUAC ATENTA CONTRA POSEEDORES EN TLALTENCO…

Center for Popular Democracy and others (2020-07-27). Sunday 7/26: "Birddog Nation" Film Screening & Panel Discussion on Progressive Grassroots Activism. indybay.org Online…

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-27). ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 27.07.2020. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 27.07.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

National Day of Action (2020-07-27). 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 (2020-07-27). Friday 8/7: The Battle for Portland & the Implications Nationwide. indybay.org Online via livestream…

California Alliance for Retired Americans (2020-07-27). Tuesday 7/28: Senior Citizens Hold Car Parade to Celebrate Essential Social Insurance Programs. indybay.org Mission District…