2020-07-28: News Headlines

Ajamu Baraka (2020-07-28). China, Militarism and Bipartisan Games. globalresearch.ca Trump militarized Portland last week and then threatened to send federal police and military forces to Chicago and other Democrat Party-led cities. Then Democrats squealed in opposition. But it's phony. Both political parties are playing a cynical game designed to …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-28). Heightened Tensions Along the Lebanese/Israeli Border. globalresearch.ca By its own admission, Israel's IDF conducted numerous airstrikes on Syrian targets in recent years. | Last week, Lebanon's Al-Manar television reported that an Israeli strike near Damascus International Airport killed Hezbollah fighter Ali Kamel Mohsen and four others. | In response, …

Marshall Auerback (2020-07-28). Even If Biden Wins in a Blowout, the Economy Still Isn't Coming Back. counterpunch.org COVID-19 has not only presented the global economy with its greatest public health challenge in over a century, but also likely killed off the notion of America's "unipolar moment" for good. That doesn't mean full-on autarky or isolationism but, rather, enlightened selfishness, which allows for some limited cooperation. Donald Trump's ongoing threats to impose additional

Glenn Greenwald (2020-07-28). U.S.-Supported Coup in Bolivia Continues to Produce Repression and Tyranny. zcomm.org The U.S.-supported military coup in Bolivia has largely disappeared from western news outlets ever since the November 2019 massacres of pro-democracy protesters by the right-wing faction that seized power…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Argentina's stance on Venezuela changes with the new government. peoplesdispatch.org Argentine President, Alberto Fernández, recognized Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela's legitimate president and criticized the economic blockades against the Caribbean country, setting up a new scenario in Latin America…

Project Censored (2020-07-28). Episode 99 — Racial Justice and Art, spirituality and activism w/Rev. Mark Doox. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore art, spirituality and activism w/Rev. Mark Doox. Along The Line is a non-profit, education-based podcast that…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-28). VIDEO: Covid-19 and "The Spiderweb of Fear". American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced… globalresearch.ca Update. Censorship | Medical doctors at an event on Capitol Hill are accused of making false statements. The video was removed by Youtube and Facebook. They are accused by the corporate media of spreading fake science: |

Gareth Porter (2020-07-28). How a Police Spy's Stunning Testimony Threatens the Official US-Israeli AMIA Bombing Narrative. globalresearch.ca Revelations by a former police spy upend the official story blaming Iran for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, and suggest a cover-up by dirty war elements may have let the real culprits off the …

Josue De Luna Navarro (2020-07-28). Need Money for a Green New Deal? Get It From ICE. zcomm.org With the money we spend on ICE and CBP, we could solar power nearly 35 million homes.

Lucas Koerner (2020-07-28). Venezuela Wins Right to Appeal UK Ruling Barring Access to Gold Reserves. venezuelanalysis.com Lawyers for Venezuela's Central Bank hailed the decision as "incredibly rare."

David S. Pena (2020-07-28). Marx's Theory of Value and Ecological Socialism: Points Missed or Points Rejected? dissidentvoice.org In "Marx's Labor Theory of Value: Bad Science and Bad for Ecological Socialism,"1 I argued that Marx's theory is unscientific and incompatible with the task of building ecological socialism. Robin Cox objected to these views in "The LTV: A Bad Criticism of Marx's Labour Theory of Value."2 The present article is my response to Cox's …

Monica Moorehead (2020-07-28). Athletes continue to build broad support for BLM. workers.org U.S. athletes continue to express their solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests around the country, as professional sports attempt to resume some kind of normalcy since totally shutting down in mid-March due to the COVID-19 crisis. For instance, the Women's National Basketball Association voted to dedicate its entire season to . . . |

Richard D. Wolff (2020-07-28). Many Terms That Are Frequently Used to Describe Capitalism Simply Don't Hold Up Under Scrutiny. counterpunch.org Capitalism is not, as its defenders like to claim, defined by "free" or "private" enterprises. Likewise, "free" or "unregulated" markets do not define capitalism. Politics and ideology drive its defenders to choose those definitions over clearly better, different definitions. The causes and consequences of conflicts over definition are part of today's mounting battles over capitalism.

Lori Hinnant, Sam Mednick (2020-07-28). COVID-19's other victims: Virus-linked hunger killing 10,000 children a month. peoplesworld.org HOUNDE, Burkina Faso (AP)—The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso's children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. That hunger is already stalking Haboue Solange Boue, an infant who has lost half her former body weight of 5.5 pounds (2.5 kilograms) …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-28). Mary Trump: Donald's upbringing forged his bullying, racism. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Donald Trump's upbringing, especially his constant need to prove his toughness to his father Fred Sr., alive or dead, forged Trump's bullying and racism, his niece, Mary, says. "Most of what I was trying to do" in her new book about Trump and how he became the way he is "was to give people a …

Tim Libretti (2020-07-28). Black Lives Matter and the working-class struggle against genocide. peoplesworld.org As many have pointed out, making Black lives matter is a precursor to making all lives matter. To make all lives matter, we have to address the ways certain lives, particularly those of people of color and working-class people in the United States, have been devalued. Put another way, we can't create a culture and …

Vanessa Beeley (2020-07-28). Syria — challenging Caesar. thealtworld.com Conference of small businesses to combat sanctions and Caesar Law. | Two weeks ago, I attended a two day conference in Damascus, Syria. The initiative is the brainchild of Syrian businessman and entrepreneur, Dr. Hani Barakat who gathered together a selection of young and enterprising business people to discuss the obstacles facing the youth of Syria when they try to establish any kind of business initiative. | Their path to success has been harshly affected by the illegal US Coalition sanctions (and precedeing sanctions on Syria since 1979) and further impacted by the newly introduced and punitive Caesar Law [md…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-28). House panel grills Barr on sending Trump's troops to cities. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Trump regime Attorney General William Barr faced tough grilling July 28 from congressional Democrats who hate the GOP president's schemes to send troops to the nation's cities. And Barr also must contend with an eyewitness to Trump's first deployment, in Washington's Lafayette Square. Army National Guard Major William DeMarco flatly testified Barr ordered U.S. Park …

Shanna Hanbury (2020-07-28). Scientists form panel in attempt to save Amazon rainforest. peoplesworld.org With the Amazon rainforest predicted to be at, or very close to, its disastrous rainforest-to-savanna tipping point, deforestation escalating at a frightening pace, and governments often worsening the problem, the need for action to secure the future of the rainforest has never been more urgent. Now, a group of 150 leading scientific and economic experts on the Amazon basin has taken …

Dominic DeNuzzio (2020-07-28). Death of Jaylen Brown: Struggle for truth continues vs. Duquesne, Pittsburgh police. liberationnews.org On July 21 an article published by Pittsbugh local news channel, WTAE, seemed to signal that the demands by Dannielle Brown, the mother of Jaylen Brown, were met by Duquesne University. Immediately people online began celebrating that the hunger strike is over and that Dannielle could finally go home. Read more about Dannielle Brown's struggle …

Liberation staff (2020-07-28). Actions in 40 cities say 'Stop Evictions!'. liberationnews.org July 25 protest in Portland, Oregon. Liberation photo. With more than 50 million people having lost their jobs, a wave of evictions and foreclosures is beginning to sweep the country. Instead of providing real relief, the government is unleashing police departments to evict people from their homes, harass the homeless and continue to carry out …

Aidan Jonah (2020-07-28). Who's behind the Canadian Think Tank Pushing for Sanctions against China and Iran? dissidentvoice.org The "independent" think tank, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute recently called for China and Iran to be severely punished for allegedly covering up the original outbreak and failing to respond to COVID-19 in time. This was done in ignorance of both Canada's PM Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump's failure to listen to military intelligence warning …

Staff (2020-07-28). A Story That Shows The Depth Of Police Corruption And Brutality. therealnews.com Authors Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg wrote "I Got A Monster: The Rise and Fall Of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad," a Baltimore story that is a warning to the nation.

Staff (2020-07-28). Portland Dispatch: What Is the role of white people in the uprising? therealnews.com Stir Crazy! Episode 72: Today we are joined by Maryland based consultant and organizer Brittny Baxter, Portland resident and activist Darren Golden, and environmental and climate justice organizer Anthony Rogers Wright. Hosted by Charles Lenchner. If you have comments/questions/suggestions email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-28). LancetGate: "Scientific Corona Lies" and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead's Remdesivir. globalresearch.ca The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

Staff (2020-07-28). A Vaccine by November? Science Journalist in Vaccine Trial Casts Doubt on Rosy U.S. Projections. democracynow.org With 30,000 people taking part in the first major COVID-19 vaccine study in the United States, hopes are high that the collaboration between drugmaker Moderna and the National Institutes of Health will yield positive results as early as November. Researchers around the world are working on more than 165 vaccine candidates, though only a handful are conducting large-scale human trials. We speak with BBC science journalist Richard Fisher, who took part in the vaccine trial run by Oxford University that is among the most promising. "It was both a personal decision and a journalistic one," Fisher says of his decision…

Jesse Jackson (2020-07-28). We Don't Need Trump's Thugs in Chicago. commondreams.org Federal police officers stand guard during a protest in Portland, Oregon, on July 23, 2020. The officers fired tear gas. (Photo: Ankur Dholakia / AFP Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-07-28). Headlines for July 28, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Republicans Unveil Plan to Slash Unemployment Benefits as Pandemic Rages, Moderna Late Stage Vaccine Trial Starts, as Trump's NSA Tests Positive for Coronavirus, WHO: COVID-19 "Most Severe Global Health Emergency" as Global Death Toll Tops 654,000, AG Barr and National Guardsman to Testify Before Congress with Battling Narratives, John Lewis Lies in State in Capitol Rotunda as He Is Honored by Fellow Lawmakers, 100s of DNC Delegates to Oppose a Party Platform Without Medicare for All, DNC Members Vote to Support Israel's Illegal Annexation of West Bank, "Free Them All!": Immigrant Rights Activists Chain Th…

Staff (2020-07-28). Who Profits & Where Is the Transparency in Trump Admin's $6 Billion Vaccine Program? democracynow.org As researchers around the world race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, we speak with Peter Maybarduk, director of Public Citizen's Access to Medicines Program, about who is profiting from government efforts to fund vaccines, testing and treatment. The Trump administration has announced major contracts with pharmaceutical companies as part of its $6 billion program, Operation Warp Speed, including with firms that have never brought a vaccine to market. Meanwhile, a New York Times investigation shows corporate insiders from at least 11 companies working on coronavirus research have sold shares worth more than $1 bill…

Staff (2020-07-28). No Paper Trail: Migrant Children Secretly Held in Hampton Inn Hotels Before Expulsion from U.S. democracynow.org Under a shocking new Trump administration policy, hundreds of people who came to the United States seeking asylum were secretly held in hotels for days on end before being expelled from the country, often with little or no paper trail. This includes more than 200 unaccompanied immigrant children — including babies and toddlers — who were taken to hotels near the Texas-Mexico border by a private contractor for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "The Trump administration has been just basically expelling them without due process and without any paper trail," says Zenén Jaimes Pérez, advocacy director…

Joshua Hanks (2020-07-28). Indignación por ataque de Trump: el movimiento de Portland contraataca. workers.org Portland, Oregon 22 de julio. Se desplegaron oficiales federales para "sofocar" las protestas de Portland a partir del fin de semana del 10 de julio y continuando la semana siguiente. Agentes no identificados y camuflados arrestaron y detuvieron a manifestantes sin siquiera un pretexto. La administración Trump ha intensificado la . . . |

Eric A. Gordon (2020-07-28). 150,000 dead of coronavirus in U.S.: What monument will they have? peoplesworld.org We can barely begin to count the multiple overlapping crises in our country right now. You know them all, and doubtlessly you're dealing with some or all of them in your own life. It's a struggle not to feel overwhelmed. One crisis has to do with epic death, grief, and memory. How many are dying …

Michael Meeropol (2020-07-28). Michael Meeropol: This Is How It Starts. mronline.org Early in the campaign for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, I stated that I believed Donald Trump was a fascist.

Eds. (2020-07-28). White House brands teachers "essential workers" to force reopening of schools. mronline.org The comparison between teachers and meatpacking workers is highly significant and must be taken as a sharp warning by teachers and all education workers.

John Feffer (2020-07-28). Feds Attack! Trump's Paramilitaries Invade American Cities. counterpunch.org Federal agents poured into Portland, Oregon this month to crack down on anti-racism protests. They beat up peaceful protesters and fired impact munitions at demonstrators, seriously injuring one of them. They drove around the city in unmarked vans pulling people off the street. Oregon officials at every level — the city, the state, and congressional

Adam Mo (2020-07-28). Reno: Housing crisis and police brutality. liberationnews.org Despite continued increases in COVID-19 cases, Nevada is now looking to reopen the economy. Casinos have already begun operating again across the state.

Larry Holmes (2020-07-28). Larry Holmes on fighting fascism, white supremacy and capitalism. workers.org This is a slightly edited talk given by Workers World Party First Secretary Larry Holmes at the July 23 WWP webinar on "Fighting fascism, white supremacy and capitalism." I hope those of you who can will participate in the several days of actions, starting tomorrow, July 24, in solidarity with . . . |

Vincent Emanuele (2020-07-28). Winning Requires Vision, Strategy, and Numbers. counterpunch.org "An incorrect power analysis can lead people who want to end capitalism to think that small numbers of demonstrators occupying public spaces like parks and squares and tweeting about it will generate enough power to bring down Wall Street." ― Jane F. McAlevey Winning is the primary task of any political organizing effort. Generally speaking,

Staff (2020-07-28). As Maryland Evictions Resume, Activists Demand Protections. therealnews.com Activists demanded state and local officials extend protections for the some 400,000 people unable to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eds. (2020-07-28). Towards a global climate strike. mronline.org The Global Ecosocialist Network (GEN) is asking its members and affiliated organisations to popularise the idea of a global climate strike coinciding with the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow in November 2021.

Eds. (2020-07-28). Slavery — "a necessary evil" ? mronline.org Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton, widely seen as a possible presidential candidate in 2024, aims to prohibit use of federal funds to teach the 1619 Project, an initiative that reframes U.S. history around August 1619 and the arrival of slave ships on American shores for the first time.

The Canary (2020-07-28). Fears over access to coronavirus guidance for non-English speakers. thecanary.co Concerns have been raised about a government "blind spot" on translating coronavirus guidance for many non-English speakers in the UK. | Charity Doctors of the World said public health messages had only been translated into a limited number of languages and had not been promptly updated when guidance changed. | It has co-ordinated a letter to health secretary Matt Hancock and communities secretary Robert Jenrick calling for a stronger focus on helping "excluded people", according to the BBC. | More than 4.2 million people — or 7.7% of the population in England and Wales — said that English or Welsh wa…

The Canary (2020-07-28). Spain hits out at UK's 'error' over coronavirus travel warning. thecanary.co Boris Johnson's government faces a diplomatic storm with Spain and warnings that its policy on travel to the country risks major damage to business and confusion for holidaymakers.The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned against all but essential travel to Spain's Balearic and Canary Islands, having already issued the same advice for the mainland.Travellers from all parts of Spain are required to quarantine for a fortnight on arrival in the UK, a change imposed at short notice over the weekend. | Travel advice for

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pip.hinman (2020-07-28). NSW Police had no real cause to disperse BLM rally. greenleft.org.au

Fréa Lockley (2020-07-28). The latest racist attack from The Times is truly chilling. thecanary.co On 27 July, the Times Many Travellers fac…

The Canary (2020-07-28). Mayors want US agents blocked from Portland and other cities. thecanary.co The mayors of Portland, Oregon, and five other major US cities have appealed to Congress to make it illegal for the federal government to deploy militarised agents to cities that do not want them."This administration's egregious use of federal force on cities over the objections of local authorities should never happen," the mayors of Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Kansas City, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Washington wrote to leaders of the US House and Senate.Portland mayor Ted Wheeler and city commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty called for a meeting with acting homeland security secretary Chad Wolf to discuss a ceasefire…

The Canary (2020-07-28). Key questions answered on £50 bike repair vouchers. thecanary.co Cyclists will soon be able to apply for vouchers towards the cost of repairing a bike.Here are 10 key questions about the government's Fix Your Bike scheme.What is it?As part of measures to encourage cycling during the coronavirus pandemic, the government is offering people in England £50 vouchers to be used towards repair costs. | t.co/lwfp874lBR | 🚴🌳🚶 #Walking #GetPedalling pi…

John Gilmore (2020-07-28). The Heat: U.S. presidential election countdown. america.cgtn.com With fewer than a hundred days to go before Americans head to the voting booths in November, President Donald Trump faces an uphill battle to win reelection. A number of polls give former Vice President Joe Biden the lead nationally, especially in key battleground states. …

RT (2020-07-28). 'An assault on the US govt': AG Barr says anarchists hijacked 'legitimate protests' to sow chaos & destruction. rt.com US Attorney General Bill Barr said that "violent anarchists" have transformed peaceful anti-police-brutality protests into riots, singling out ongoing demonstrations in Portland as an outright "assault" on the government itself. | The comments came in Barr's "In the wake of George Floyd's death, violent rioters and anarchists h…

RT (2020-07-28). GOP 'Covid-19 relief' bill sets aside $7bn on weapons, including F-35 FIGHTER JETS — Sanders calls it 'dead on arrival'. rt.com The coronavirus relief proposal released by Republican lawmakers seeks to inject $7 billion into tools presumably essential for fighting the virus… such as the Pentagon's favorite money sink, the F-35 stealth fighter program. | Democrats have been adamantly opposed to the GOP coronavirus relief package right from the onset, and to the surprise of no one, given the current ultra-partisan climate. But the bill, which was made public on Monday, really brings out the Republican party's generosity towards defense contractors. Of the $1 trillion financial injection, $29 billion is supposed to go to defense spendin…

RT (2020-07-28). 'Demon sperm' and 'Alien DNA' trend, inducing eye-rolls following media dive into doctor touting HCQ as Covid-19 cure. rt.com Dr Stella Immanuel, one of the doctors filmed touting hydroxychloroquine as a "cure" for Covid-19, has a history of unorthodox statements about health — including that visits from demons in our dreams can cause fertility issues. | It was only a matter of time before a mainstream media outlet did a deep dive on the doctor involved in the much-shared video claiming masks are not needed to stop the spread of coronavirus because HCQ is the "cure." The drug has been promoted by the US president, but has yet to produce anything but varied results in research. | Left-wing media outlet The Daily Beast led the ch…

RT (2020-07-28). Twitter YANKS doctor's fierce defense of HCQ as Covid-19 'cure' after Trump's retweet, as skeptics question her credentials. rt.com A Texan doctor's full-blown onslaught of what she called "fixed" science promoted by Big Pharma that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) does not work has earned her praise and scorn online, with critics delving deep into her background. | FYI, Twitter just removed your video: A clip from a press conference by a group of American doctors calling themselves "America's Frontline Doctors," st…

RT (2020-07-28). Sinclair media group axes TV segment with 'Plandemic' conspiracy researcher for good, voices support for Fauci after backlash. rt.com The Sinclair Broadcast Group will not air a controversial interview with a Covid-19 conspiracy researcher, opting to toss the segment altogether after saying it would postpone the program to "provide additional context." | The conservative media giant said on Monday that it would throw out its interview with Judy Mikovits — a former research scientist who gained prominence after starring in the documentary film 'Plandemic,' where she pushed a number of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus, vaccines and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr Anthony Fauci. | "Upon further review…

RT (2020-07-28). Dems, media allies cry foul after GOP leader 'hijacks' Barr hearing with video showing violent side of protests. rt.com A US House hearing meant by Democrats to excoriate Attorney General William Barr got off to a rocky start Monday as ranking Republican Jim Jordan showed a video montage of violent protests raging across the country. | The video began with clips of more than a dozen media outlets and Democrat leaders describing the wave of anti-racism demonstrations as "peaceful protests," followed by the widow of retired St Louis police captain David Dorn speaking about the murder of her husband by a looter on June 2. Video of rioting, looting and arson then begins to play with the widow's speech continuing. | Immediately a…

RT (2020-07-28). 'These are not fireworks': Antifa accused of throwing real explosives at feds in apparent major escalation in Portland. rt.com In an apparent disturbing escalation in violence, after the 61st consecutive day of protests in Portland, Antifa have been accused of throwing real explosives, not fireworks, at federal agents. | Approximately 1,000 protesters took to the streets of Portland on Monday evening, including parents and veterans groups, all of whom were teargassed in something that has become a nightly tradition. | Daily footage from the city shows that neither side is backing down and, in the latest disturbing escalation, accusations that members of the protest group have begun throwing actual explosive devices at authorities have…

RT (2020-07-28). 'Plumbing the depths of ignorance': New York Times mocked mercilessly after implying object on NY city seal is a NOOSE (it isn't). rt.com The New York Times was taken to the woodshed after suggesting the Big Apple's official seal features a noose, with netizens rushing to inform the newspaper that the object in question is, in fact, an antiquated measuring device. | In a report published on Monday, the Times noted that New York's emblem is facing "scrutiny" and could soon see a facelift, citing its "cartoonish" depiction of a Native American man in a loincloth alongside an early American settler. While the paper accurately described some of the seal's symbolism — observing that beavers on the emblem represent the fur trade, for example &#15…

RT (2020-07-28). Trump Jr. locked out of Twitter account for sharing controversial video defending HCQ as Covid-19 cure. rt.com Donald Trump Jr has been given a "temporary lockout" from his Twitter account after violating the social media company's "misinformation policy" by sharing a video defending hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a Covid-19 "cure." | "This is a must watch!! So different from the narrative everyone is running with!" Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, originally wrote when sharing the video. The clip has been removed repeatedly from social media sites. | PROTECT THIS DOCTOR | President Dr. Stella…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Israel turning mosques into synagogues, bars. yenisafak.com In 1743, the Ottoman-era ruler of Palestine, Zahir al-Umar al-Zaydani, built a mosque in his name in the northern city of Tiberias. | The Umari Mosque remained a magnet point for worshippers until 1948 when it was abandoned following the Nakba, a term used by the Palestinians to describe the creation of the state of Israel on the rubble of Palestine. | One of the landmarks of Tiberias, the mosque, also known as the Zaydani mosque, was built on the Mameluke architecture, with a big dome and a minaret. | "Like most Palestinians, the Tiberias residents have fled to Syria and Lebanon following the Nakba," Kamal Khati…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Swedish activist cycles for Gaza. yenisafak.com A Swedish activist is cycling 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles) to raise funds for Palestinian children.Benjamin Ladraa, on the eighth day of her journey, told Anadolu Agency that the campaign aimed at raising funds for 3,000 children in Palestine who have lost their limbs due to Israel's attacks."We are helping them with prosthetic legs, rehabilitation and with mental health care through this fundraiser," he added.The bike ride started from the Swedish city of Gothenburg and will end in Abisko in Sweden, Ladraa said.Ladraa — along with 12 people– started the 33-day journey on July 20."Today is Day 8 and we have c…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-07-28). China Is to Stay in Latin America and US Has No Choice but to Accept. globalresearch.ca China has been increasing its soft power in Latin America since it began heavily investing in the region since the mid-2000s. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has taken an ineffective and aggressive approach to try and counter Beijing …

Peter Koenig (2020-07-28). The World Economic Forum (WEF) Knows Best — The Great Global Reset. globalresearch.ca The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just made a grandiose discovery and declared (21 July 2020) under the alarming title "This is now the world's greatest threat — and it's not coronavirus". The superb discovery is listed as "Affluence is …

Peter Koenig (2020-07-28). China's Vision in a Post-COVID World. globalresearch.ca On 13 July an international newscast reported that the European Commission will discuss as a priority on how the EU should react to China's national security law for Hong Kong, a sovereign decision taken by Beijing to protect the citizens …

Peter Koenig (2020-07-28). The World Economic Forum (WEF) Knows Best — The Post-Covid "Great Global Reset" globalresearch.ca The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just made a grandiose discovery and declared (21 July 2020) under the alarming title "This is now the world's greatest threat — and it's not coronavirus". The superb discovery is listed as "Affluence is …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-28). "Feeding a Bedouin": Roy Oz and Israel's Outrageous Racism. dissidentvoice.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. "Let's feed a Bedouin. Don't you want to feed a Bedouin?" Israeli Children TV host, Roy Oz, repeatedly asks his children, who were seated in the …

Rep. Ron Paul (2020-07-28). Fedcoin: A New Scheme for Tyranny and Poverty. globalresearch.ca If some Congress members get their way, the Federal Reserve may soon be able to track many of your purchases in real time and share that information with government agencies. This is just one of the problems with the proposed …

South Front (2020-07-28). Video: Israel Reinforces Troops Near Golan Heights Fearing Hezbollah Retaliation to Strikes on Syria. globalresearch.ca The Middle East is rapidly moving towards a new round of confrontation between the US-Israeli bloc and Iranian-led Shiite forces. | On July 26, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) deployed M109 Doher howitzers near the separation line with Lebanon. The deployment …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-28). The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. The GOP's Let 'Em Eat Cake Stimulus Plan'. globalresearch.ca On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the so-called Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. | It's long on benefitting US business interests, woefully short on helping tens of millions of jobless, homeless, food insecure, and other …

Paul Dobson (2020-07-28). Venezuela Rejects Washington's 'Wild West' Bounty Against Chief Justice Moreno. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's Foreign Ministry hit back at the Trump administration after it offered US $5 million for information leading to the arrest of Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno last week. | "The Venezuelan government once again rejects the Donald Trump administration's illegal …

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Taliban declare ceasefire on Muslim feast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire in Afghanistan on Tuesday during the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, starting from July 31.

Tracy Keeling (2020-07-28). Vietnam's new anti-pandemic measure is cause for celebration. But there's a serious catch. thecanary.co Vietnam recently The announcement is cause for celebration.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Bolivians reject postponement of elections with massive mobilizations. peoplesdispatch.org Organizations and trade unions from diverse sectors in Bolivia joined the call to mobilize today, on July 28, against…

Yves Engler (2020-07-28). Solidarity Québec Haiti's Protest Against U.S. zcomm.org Solidarity Québec Haiti's sit in is not only about drawing attention to a dark chapter in Haitian history, but Washington retaining significant influence over the country…

Peter Willeit, Thomas Toell, Christian Boehme, Stefan Krebs, Lukas Mayer, Clemens Lang, Lisa Seekircher, Lena Tschiderer, Karin Willeit, Gerhard Rumpold, Gudrun Schoenherr, Andrea Griesmacher, Julia Ferrari, Michael Knoflach, Wilfried Lang, Stefan Kiechl, Johann Willeit, STROKE-CARD study group (2020-07-28). STROKE-CARD care to prevent cardiovascular events and improve quality of life after acute ischaemic stroke or TIA: A randomised clinical trial. thelancet.com The pragmatic and easily implementable STROKE-CARD care programme reduced cardiovascular risk and improved health-related quality of life and functional outcome in patients with acute ischaemic stroke or TIA.

John Stanton (2020-07-28). The United States Faces Irreparable Damage in a Cold or Hot Conventional War with China and its Allies. counterpunch.org Overall, the decline in U.S. warfighting advantages does not mean China can win a war that the United States is willing to fight. By 2025, a war could be a military standoff, with major weapon-platform losses on both sides, in addition to losses in cyberspace and space. Yet neither side would fare so much worse

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-07-28). Trump is Daring Us to Stop Him. counterpunch.org President Donald Trump's recent reelection campaign advertisement is straight out of the plot of a horror movie. Just days after he deployed federal officers to the streets of Portland, Oregon, his campaign released a 30-second television spot featuring an elderly white woman watching on her television the news of activists demanding a defunding of police.

Sina Toossi (2020-07-28). The Beginning of the U.S.-Iran Hot War? globalresearch.ca "Americans should not blame others in vain," Iranian general Esmail Gha'ani has

Julia Marcus (2020-07-28). Unprepared to Reopen Safely Colleges Are Prepared to Blame Their Students. zcomm.org Despite serious public-health concerns, many college campuses are slated to reopen for in-person instruction this fall. Students will get infected, and universities will rebuke them for it; campuses will close, and students will be blamed for it…

Fight Back (2020-07-28). Republicans propose $400 a week cut from unemployment benefits. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – After months of delay and weeks of infighting, on Monday, July 27 the Trump administration and the Republican Senate put forward their proposal for more economic relief from the pandemic and recession. With the $600 a week in additional benefits expiring, the Republicans want to cut this by $400 a week, down to $200. With the national unemployment benefit averaging about $350 a week, this would mean a more than 40% cut in their benefits. | To make matters worse, it will hit the unemployed who have low-paying jobs the hardest. For example, a full-time worker in a small business that earns the minimu…

Philip A Farruggio (2020-07-28). Does My Jesus Really Support Trump? globalresearch.ca "I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. …

WSWS (2020-07-28). Trump deploys more federal agents in Portland crackdown. wsws.org One hundred US Marshals and 50 Customs and Border Patrol agents specializing in "riot control" are en route or have already arrived as protests continue.

WSWS (2020-07-28). Trump, Republicans demand $400-a-week cut for the unemployed. wsws.org The savage class war proposal is the start of "negotiations" with the Democrats in which the outcome is already assured: a severe reduction in working class living standards in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jeff Cohen (2020-07-28). Democratic Leaders Have Blocked Real Healthcare Reform for Decades. Time to Give 'Em Hell. counterpunch.org In 1948, Harry Truman pushed for a national nonprofit health insurance program in his successful, come-from-behind presidential campaign. When Truman's plan was denounced as "socialized medicine" and "un-American" by the powerful American Medical Association, "Give 'Em Hell Harry" stood his ground, defending his proposal as "simple Christianity." In 1965, when President Lyndon Johnson secured passage of Medicare

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Hungarians rally for press freedom. peoplesdispatch.org Hungary is ranked the second-worst in the EU with regard to freedom of press by Reporters Without Borders. There have been a number of previous instances of pro-Orban forces and individuals gaining control over media outlets critical of the government.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Will killing of two protesters spur another round of massive anti-government protests in Iraq. peoplesdispatch.org Anti-government protests have resumed intermittently in capital Baghdad and few other Iraqi cities due to regular power outages afflicting ordinary citizens during this time of intense summer…

Coco Das (2020-07-28). 3 Questions on "Resistance" to the Federal Crackdown in Portland. zcomm.org Dangerous regimes all over the world have been driven out by the people in sustained, non-violent protest demanding the removal of the regime and refusing to go home until their demand is met…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Employees of South African airport services firm protest demanding payment of salaries. peoplesdispatch.org Workers of BidAir Services Ltd picketed outside the Department of Employment and Labor in Pretoria on Tuesday. They demanded that the government clear the dues owed to them under the Temporary Employee Relief Scheme…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Israel shells southern Lebanon. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli forces shelled areas in southern Lebanon on July 27, Monday, leading to the destruction of a house whose residents narrowly escaped harm. Israel claimed that the shelling was to stop Hezbollah fighters trying to infiltrate the Shebaa Farm area along the border under Israeli control. The claim was denied by Hezbollah in an official statement, which called the shelling a one-sided attack on Lebanon. | Israel claimed that on Monday, several Hezbollah fighters tried to enter the Shebaa Farm area, which is claimed by Lebanon but under Israeli occupation since 1967. According to Israel, its forces opened fire t…

news.un (2020-07-28). Coronavirus: Reshape the urban world to aid 'ground zero' pandemic cities. news.un.org Cities have proved to be "ground zero" the world over for the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said on Tuesday, encouraging leaders everywhere to "rethink and reshape the urban world" as we recover.

Collective 20 (2020-07-28). Dump Trump then Combat Biden. zcomm.org The U.S. presidential election has so far involved and will undoubtedly continue to involve a clash over voting strategy for the left…

Stephen Sefton (2020-07-28). Human Rights Fraud from Ukraine to Nicaragua. globalresearch.ca Current Western human rights industry practice has nothing to do with establishing the truth. Increasingly in recent years, US and allied elites have sought to legitimize illegal aggression by exploiting human rights motifs in their attempts to recolonize the majority …

Kathleen Wallace (2020-07-28). 2020 Vision Will Show You What is True, if You Can Keep Your Sanity. zcomm.org The very basic levels of reciprocity have been broken; our government could care less if we live or die.

Thierry Meyssan (2020-07-28). Jean Castex's first three errors. thealtworld.com

| Without a doubt, Jean Castex is a brilliant senior civil servant. But that does not make him the right man to become Prime Minister of France. He has not thought about how to restore the social pact in the face of financial globalisation and is satisfied with measures to buy social peace in the short term. As soon as he was appointed, he showed that he did not want to reform the political class, that he was content to fight the pandemic by doing as others did, and that he supported the Maastrichian project conceived during the Cold War. | The French administration works very well on its own. In this s…

Pepe Escobar (2020-07-28). Brazil: The Money Laundering Scandal From Hell No One Wants to Talk About. zcomm.org Two decades after the fact, a political earthquake that should be rocking Brazil apart is being met with thunderous silence…

WSWS (2020-07-28). Assange appears in court, as lawyers warn case may be delayed by new US indictment. wsws.org As it stands, the UK courts are continuing with Assange's extradition process based on an outdated indictment.

The Global Research Team (2020-07-28). Global Research TV: New Video Interviews Coming Soon… globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | We are excited to announce that a number of new GRTV video productions are under way (in English, French and Spanish). The video interviews essentially consist of dialogue and analysis on current global trends and topics, including COVID …

Thierry Meyssan (2020-07-28). Les trois premières fautes de Jean Castex. thealtworld.com Sans aucun doute, Jean Castex est un brillant haut fonctionnaire. Mais cela n'en fait pas l'homme de la situation pour devenir Premier ministre de la France. Il n'a pas réfléchi à la manière de restaurer le pacte social face à la globalisation financière et se satisfait de mesures pour acheter la paix sociale à court terme. Dès sa nomination, il a montré qu'il ne voulait pas réformer la classe politique, qu'il se contentait de lutter contre la pandémie en faisant comme les autres, et qu'il soutenait le projet maastrichien conàßu durant la Guerre froide. | L'administration franàßaise fonctionne très bi…

William Hughes (2020-07-28). Two Rebels Against the Establishment: Oliver Stone and Edward Snowden. counterpunch.org Film director Oliver Stone is in a class by himself. He has dared to go into the political mine fields where only a few other Hollywood-based moviemakers have ventured. Perhaps, the fact that the talented Stone was a Vietnam War U.S. Army veteran (1967-68), toughened him up to take on the Establishment. Earlier in his

Telesur (2020-07-28). Brazil: Labor Union Sues Bolsonaro for Crimes Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca Brazil's Trade Union Network UniSaude filed a complaint in the International Criminal Court (ICC) against President Jair Bolsonaro for crimes against humanity and genocide during the COVID-19 crisis. | "Bolsonaro's management of the pandemic has been criminal and negligent. He has …

Maria Arshad (2020-07-28). Living and Working in the Time of the Pandemic in Pakistan. zcomm.org People in Pakistan desperately hope and long for a return to normality, but as the writer Arundhati Roy already noted: nothing could be worse than a return to the normality because that normality was unjust to its core.

Mojmir Babacek (2020-07-28). New "Brain Science" Specialization, "Neuroetics": Remote Control of Human Thinking, Neuroweapons, "Personality Simulations", Nanobotes. globalresearch.ca Fast advances in brain science, supported by government's fundings of billions of dollars and euros, resulted since the begining of the 21st century in the birth of a new branch of science — neuroetics. In publications on this topic are …

Mamata Pared (2020-07-28). "What Should My Family Do?" Out of Work, Food and Money in Maharashtra. counterpunch.org "My two eldest sons worked for two days for the patil [farm owner] and earned Rs. 150 each. They used that money to buy kanyaa from him," said Vanita Bhoir. She opened a yellow plastic jar and took out a few rice fragments in her hand to show me. These are collected when the harvested

Fight Back (2020-07-28). Minneapolis protest demands justice for Vanessa Guillen, Breonna Taylor, women lost to state violence. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On July 18, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis to demand justice for women lost to state violence. Organized by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), the protest focused on Vanessa Guillen and Breonna Taylor. The dual focus on Vanessa Guillen, who was Latina, and Breonna Taylor, who was Black, aimed to build unity between Black and Latino communities as well as other communities in the struggle for justice. | The protest took place in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. After a lakeside rally at Bde Mka Ska, protesters marched to the intersection of…

Brasil de Fato (2020-07-28). Ten years ago, the UN declared access to water and sanitation a human right. peoplesdispatch.org When she moved to the Jardim Emburá neighborhood, in Sà£o Paulo's south side, Kátia Marques knew that Just like Kátia, who is a mother of two, hundreds of families in the area live under the same conditions. They belong to the 16…

Howard Graves (2020-07-28). Alabama State Representative Celebrated KKK Leader at Party Hosted by Hate Group Members. splcenter.org Will Dismukes, a representative in Alabama's state house, posted Sunday on Facebook about his participation in an event that day honoring KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest. The event was hosted at the home of Pat Godwin, a longtime member of neo-Confederate hate group the League of the South.

Shefali Sharma (2020-07-28). Public Money to Plunder the Planet: Development Banks Fund Big Meat and Dairy. globalresearch.ca A

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Protesters march in Manila against new anti-terror law, pandemic mismanagement. peoplesdispatch.org Across the Philippines, thousands marched on Monday, July 27, in protest against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the recently passed anti-terror law. The protest march came hours before Duterte's state of the nation speech. The protests were organized by various social movements, representing the causes of women, farmers, workers and students, along with religious groups, business leaders and academics. | The protests were held despite the pre-emptive arrests by authorities across. According to CNN Philippines, at least 34 people suspected of participating in the protests were arrested early i…

Project Censored (2020-07-28). How do private interests maintain control over public land? Featuring Mark Bartolini and Laura Cunningham. projectcensored.org How do private interests maintain control over public land? Mickey and his guests explore the example of Point Reyes National Seashore in California, where commercial ranches and dairies still operate,…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Jute mill workers protest in Bangladesh demanding arrears. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of workers employed at the Asha jute mill in Debidwar, Bangladesh, congregated at the Dhaka-Chattogram highway to demand the release of their pending wages. Workers also burnt tyres and raised slogans against the administration…

Raul Diego (2020-07-28). Antitrust Hearings Delayed as Tech Giants Push Ahead with Ruthless Market Dominance. mintpressnews.com The top tech CEOs are scheduled to testify at the conclusion of an investigation into antitrust practices by the largest tech monopolies who have been engaging in unfair practices for years now. But, is it too late?

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Signs of virus 2nd wave appearing in Europe: PM Johnson. yenisafak.com The British premier on Tuesday warned "the signs of a second wave" of the coronavirus are appearing in some European countries.Speaking to Sky News during a visit to Nottingham, Boris Johnson said his government's job is to take measures when they see those signs."What we have to do is take swift and decisive action where we think that the risks are starting to bubble up again," Johnson said, defending his government's decision of a blanket quarantine introduced to all those arriving from Spain."Let's be absolutely clear about what's happening in Europe, amongst some of our European friends, I'm afraid you are st…

_____ (2020-07-28). Human Rights and Washington's Global Britain. strategic-culture.org U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo went to London on July 21 because the British government had bowed the knee to Washington and

Colin Todhunter (2020-07-28). Post-Brexit Agrochemical Apocalypse for the UK? dissidentvoice.org The British government, regulators and global agrochemical corporations are colluding with each other and are thus engaging in criminal behaviour. That's the message put forward in a new report written by environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason and sent to the UK Environment Agency. It follows her January 2019 open letter to Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer CropScience, …

The Canary (2020-07-28). Australian Outback pub bans messy emus for 'bad behaviour'. thecanary.co An Australian Outback pub has banned emus for "bad behaviour" and erected barriers to prevent the large, flightless birds from creating havoc inside. | Locals and tourists have been bemused by the antics of the emus eager to steal food from people in Yaraka, a remote Queensland state outpost with a permanent population of 18. | But things took an intolerable turn last week when two of the birds, Carol and Kevin, discovered they could climb the front stairs of the Yaraka Hotel, the only pub, publican Chris Gimblett said. | "They've learnt to walk up the front steps of the hotel, which has been causing just a few i…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Nearly three billion animals affected by Australia bushfire. yenisafak.com Australia's bushfires killed or displaced nearly 3 billion animals, including mammals, reptiles, birds, and frogs during the period, called "Black Summer", according to a report."The breakdown is 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion reptiles, 180 million birds, and 51 million frogs," World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said in a statement, citing the interim report commissioned by it.In January, it was reported that the deadly bushfires estimated to killed 1.25 billion animals in the states of New South Wales and Victoria.Although bushfires are common in Australia, the 2019 blazes which erupted last August, broke out i…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). About 3 billion animals harmed in Australian bushfires, WWF says. yenisafak.com Nearly 3 billion koalas, kangaroos and other native Australian animals were killed or displaced by bushfires in 2019 and 2020, a study by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said on Tuesday, triple the group's earlier estimates.Some 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion reptiles, 180 million birds and 51 million frogs were impacted by the country's worst bushfires in decades, the WWF said.When the fires were still blazing, the WWF estimated the number of affected animals at 1.25 billion. The fires destroyed more than 11 million hectares (37 million acres) across the Australian southeast, equal to about half the area…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). China suspends Hong Kong treaties with 3 countries. yenisafak.com China on Tuesday announced the suspension of Hong Kong's extradition treaties with the UK, Canada, and Australia, local media reported.Speaking at a news conference in Beijing, China's Foreign Minister Spokesman Wang Wenbin said: "China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region suspends extradition treaties and judiciary assistance treaties with Canada, Australia, and the UK in response to their previous interference in China's internal affairs," according to CGTN broadcaster.Earlier, the UK, Canada, and Australia suspended extradition agreements with Hong Kong after China implemented the law that makes it a crim…

Raul Diego (2020-07-28). US Threatens European backers of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, NATO in DC's Crosshairs. mintpressnews.com The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is nearing completion despite all the best efforts by the U.S. to stop its construction, causing a rift between Washington and its largest European ally and the potential end of NATO.

Andy Rowell (2020-07-28). Climate Change: "Mind-blowing" Warnings from Arctic and Antarctica. globalresearch.ca 2020 is continuing to bring deeply worrying climate news from both the Arctic and the Antarctic. | First the Arctic, where our climate emergency is playing out in real time, with devastating consequences. | I

The Canary (2020-07-28). Government accused of 'dragging its feet' on tackling racism. thecanary.co The government has been accused of "dragging its feet" on tackling racism. | David Isaac, who is set to step down as chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission next week, made the claim as he called for a coherent race strategy to be implemented. | In an interview with the BBC, Isaac said he does not believe the issue has been made a top priority. | "There are lots of people, particularly of colour, who need to be supported, and for that reason a coherent race strategy is a top priority and I call upon the government to act urgently," he said. | "I do believe that they are dragging their feet. They seek to…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). VIDEO: Zionist Regime continues crackdown on protesters. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Israeli Police continues to crack down on protestors against Zionist regime's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's over alleged corruption and his handling of the coronavirus crisis.

The Canary (2020-07-28). Belarus president tests positive after previously dismissing coronavirus. thecanary.co The president of Belarus, who has previously dismissed concerns about coronavirus, says he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is asymptomatic. | Alexander Lukashenko made the announcement at a meeting with security officials, the state news agency Belta reported. He had previously referred to concerns about coronavirus as "psychosis". | He said: "Today you are meeting with a person who managed to survive the coronavirus on his feet. Doctors made such a conclusion yesterday: asymptomatic." | Belarus took no comprehensive measures against coronavirus such as lockdowns or ordering social distancing. | The country…

The Canary (2020-07-28). Closing furlough scheme 'a mistake' which could see unemployment surge. thecanary.co The government plan to shut the coronavirus furlough scheme this autumn "seems to be a mistake" which will result in a surge in unemployment, according to a leading economic thinktank. | The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has warned that the rate of unemployment is set to surge to around 10% of the country's workforce by the end of the year. | NIESR hailed the government's coronavirus job retention scheme but called on the chancellor to extend the scheme into next year in a bid to preserve jobs. | Around 9.5 million roles have been supported by the furlough scheme, but it will be wound…

Sasha Abramsky (2020-07-28). The US Chamber of Commerce Says Trump Is Bad for Business. thenation.com The US Chamber of Commerce Says Trump Is Bad for Business…

Erin Schwartz (2020-07-28). The Tangle of Desire and Class in 'Normal People'. thenation.com The Tangle of Desire and Class in 'Normal People'

Bryce Covert (2020-07-28). McDonald's Has a Real Sexual Harassment Problem. thenation.com McDonald's Has a Real Sexual Harassment Problem…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Madrid adds new measures to tighten grip on COVID-19. yenisafak.com After the region of Madrid saw COVID-19 cases spike over the weekend, the regional leader announced on Tuesday a number of new measures to control the virus's spread without resorting to a lockdown. | President of Madrid Isabel Diaz Ayuso said social gatherings will be reduced to 10 people, both in public and private meetings. | The city's famous nightlife will also be radically altered with all bars and nightclubs having to register guests, and close at 1: 30 a.m. Normally, nightclubs in Madrid get busy at around 2 a.m. and stay open until at least 6 a.m. | Ayuso announced that masks will be made mandatory in all…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Iran records 235 more deaths from COVID-19. yenisafak.com Iran on Tuesday confirmed 235 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 16,147, according to an official. | A further 2,667 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the overall count to 296,273, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said. | She said more than 257,019 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 3,902 patients remain in critical condition. | Over 2.38 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari added. | The alarming surge in daily fatalities has sent shockwaves across Iran as t…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Turkey renovates health center in Cameroon. yenisafak.com Turkey has renovated a health facility in Cameroon, which had become non-operational due to a lack of finances, an official statement said on Tuesday.The state-run Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said the center, which opened in 2003, is up and running again after the repairing of medical equipment.The health center in Foumban province of the Central African country is now expected to serve 8,000 people annually. TIKA also drilled a well to supply clean water to the center, and others in the region.The care center's opening ceremony was attended by Ayse Sarac, Turkey's ambassador to Cameroon, M…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Turkey rebuffs US call to release Osman Kavala. yenisafak.com Turkey responded on Tuesday to a US call to release Osman Kavala, saying the judicial process was still ongoing and that Washington's call was not consistent with principles of law.Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a written statement that everybody must respect the judicial process in Turkey led by independent courts, adding that Kavala had been acquitted of charges in February before being re-arrested over accusations on another crime.Aksoy went on to say that the US was using the legal process as an excuse not to extradite Fetullah Gulen, the US-based leader of the Fetullah Terrorist Organi…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Pakistan discovers | very own Ertugrul Ghazi. yenisafak.com Hold onto your hats ladies and gentleman! Pakistan now has its very own Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of the founder of the Ottoman Empire.Hardcore Pakistani fans of the series were shocked when they discovered the doppelganger of Engin Altan Dàºzyatan, who stars as the famous leader in the globally-acclaimed Turkish TV series Resurrection: Ertugrul, in their very own backyard.Mustafa Hanif is a Pakistani Youtuber from Karachi who shot to fame on social media after it was discovered that he bears a striking resemblance to the titular character of the show, which also airs on PTV. "My name is Mustafa and many pe…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). 'Nothing new' in French FM's visit to Lebanon: Diab. yenisafak.com This came in his speech during a meeting of the Lebanese Supreme Council of Defense at the presidential palace, east of the capital Beirut, to discuss security developments in the country. | "Le Drian's visit brought nothing new, and the French minister lacks information regarding the government's path of reform in Lebanon," Diab said in a statement shared on his Twitter account. | The French foreign minister stipulated reforms in order to provide aid to Lebanon, through the International Monetary Fund (IMF), "which confirms that the international decision so far is not to assist Lebanon," Diab said. | He went…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Turkish Red Crescent to provide Eid meat to 4M people. yenisafak.com The Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay) is set to send aid to over 4 million needy people around the world during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha."As part of our 2020 Eid al-Adha campaign, we will carry the meat we obtain from donations of our citizens to more than 4 million people," the Turkish Red Crescent Chairman Kerem Kinik told Anadolu Agency in an interview.The majority of Muslim countries around the world will mark the first day of the Eid Al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, on Friday.As part of the holiday festivities, the charity will sacrifice animals in 17 countries, including Turkey, he said.Referring…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). German health agency concerned over COVID-19 surge. yenisafak.com Germany's disease control agency on Tuesday warned of an imminent second wave of coronavirus in the country amid a drastic rise in cases.Speaking at a televised news briefing, Robert Koch Institute head Lothar H. Wieler said: "We are in a rapidly developing pandemic. For a few days now, we have seen again the number of cases increase significantly."He went on to say 3,611 new cases were reported nationwide over the past seven days."The latest developments in the number of cases make me and everyone at the Robert Koch Institute very concerned," Wieler said.He cautioned this could be the beginning of the feared sec…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Re-globalization is hallmark of post-COVID-19 world: Spanish FM. yenisafak.com Turkey and Spain have decided to extend their Alliance of Civilization agenda for further 15 years to address issues like xenophobia and discrimination in societies.At the end of her first visit outside the European Union (EU) after the COVID-19 lockdown, Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive conversation in Ankara that both countries have agreed to invest a little bit more in redefining a positive agenda of Alliance of Civilization for the next 15 years and diversify it further to combat extremism.In the wake of tragic events of 9/11 both countries had set up the agen…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Turkey plans to reopen all schools as long as virus keeps receding. yenisafak.com Turkey plans to reopen schools nationwide on Aug. 31, to get students back into classrooms and free up working parents, assuming a recent stabilisation in coronavirus cases holds.Teachers and administrators are preparing on-site health precautions, but two government sources told Reuters that the daily infection rate may need to dip below the more than 900 seen recently to allow them to execute what they called Plan A.Schools shifted to distance education in March, when Turkey identified its first case and began restricting movement.Much of the economy reopened on June 1, after the school year ended, but masks an…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Nukes guarantee N. Korea's safety, future: Kim Jong-un. yenisafak.com North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has said the country's nuclear capabilities will permanently guarantee its "national security and future," according to media reports on Tuesday.His remarks came at an event in the capital Pyongyang on Monday night to mark the 67th anniversary of the end of the 1950-1953 Korean War, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.They were a clear signal that North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and views them as an essential means of deterrence."Thanks to our reliable and effective self-defense war deterrence, there will no longer be war on this land and our na…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Floods, coronavirus hobble two of India's poorest states. yenisafak.com The Brahmaputra river in the northeastern state of Assam is flowing above the "danger level" in many places, while heavy rains that began this week in Bihar in the east will last until Wednesday, officials say.Since the start of the monsoon season on June 1, Assam has received 15% more rainfall than a 50-year average and Bihar 47% more, according to the country's weather department.The floods in Assam, where at least nine one-horned rhinos have drowned in an inundated national park, have so far affected 5.7 million people, more than 45,000 of whom are still sheltered in makeshift relief centres.In Bihar, floods h…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Cinaralti: Istanbul's historical tea garden. yenisafak.com A decades-old Istanbul tea garden on the shore of the iconic Bosphorus Strait is a frequent stop for both locals and tourists under its nearly 1,000-year-old sycamore tree.Located in the Cengelkoy neighborhood on the Asian side of the city, the ancient namesake branches straddling Cinaralti Cay Bahcesi (Under the Sycamore Tea Garden) shelter customers from the city's hustle and bustle as they enjoy the cool sea breeze with a soothing cup of tea.Over its nearly half-century in service, Cinaralti became a gathering place for family and friends, rather than a more commercial venue, as customers are allowed to bring…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Turkey, Uzbekistan vow to boost trade volume. yenisafak.com Turkey and Uzbekistan will increase their bilateral trade volume up to $5 billion, the top Turkish diplomat said on Tuesday after meeting Uzbekistan's deputy foreign minister.Mevlut Cavusoglu shared his picture with Uzbekistan's Sardor Umurzakov on Twitter and wrote the two countries will further cooperate in every field particularly transportation and defense industry."Had a fruitful meeting," with Umurzakov, who is also the minister of investments and foreign trade, Cavusoglu added."Will continue to support Uzbek brothers in fight against #Covid," Cavusoglu wrote.Earlier this year, at a news conference in the c…

_____ (2020-07-28). Without Federal Aid To State And Local Governments, Millions Will Lose Their Jobs. popularresistance.org Because a weakening economy undercuts state and local tax revenues, and because states operate under balanced budget constraints, the coming months will see intense downward pressure on state and local spending. Reductions in this spending will in turn significantly slow recovery from the current economic crisis. This is not an abstract concern—the historically slow recovery in state and local spending following the Great Recession by itself delayed a recovery in unemployment to pre-crisis levels by four full years.

_____ (2020-07-28). Killing Democracy In The United States. popularresistance.org I fear that it either can't or won't end because, as Martin Luther King, Jr., pointed out in 1967 during the Vietnam War, the United States remains the world's greatest purveyor of violence — and nothing in this century, the one he didn't live to see, has faintly proved him wrong. Considered another way, Washington should be classified as the planet's most committed arsonist, regularly setting or fanning the flames of fires globally from Libya to Iraq, Somalia to Afghanistan, Syria to — dare I say it — in some quite imaginable future Iran, even as our leaders invariably boast of having the world's greatest fir…

_____ (2020-07-28). US — China Conflict Puts Allies In Crossfire. popularresistance.org US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling for "an alliance of democracies" to confront China. It amounts to a new Cold War in which nations are being forced to side either with Washington or Beijing. | It's a classic tyrannical power-play by Washington. Such polarized demarcation of the planet as designated by Washington is impossible in a global economy which is highly integrated, from consumer and financial markets to supply chains. | A news report this week once again underscores how even the American military is reliant on China for supplies of rare earth metals used in its weapon systems. | Indeed, the en…

_____ (2020-07-28). How The Harvard Covid-19 Study Became The Center Of A Partisan Uproar. popularresistance.org The researchers found that Covid-19 patients who lived in polluted areas were more likely to die than those in less polluted areas, with a small increase in PM 2.5 associated with a large increase in the risk of premature death. If the results held up, it would be striking evidence of the need for a more expansive public policy to control Covid-19 that included environmental, as well as personal, protection. | But the paper instantly touched off a political scrum, in large part because the Harvard team's conclusion was directly at odds with the Trump administration's drive to aggressively roll back environmental…

_____ (2020-07-28). Consequences Of 'New' US- South China Escalation Unclear. popularresistance.org Predicting US policy and actions in the South China Sea in the last stages of a dying administration is a crapshoot. Indeed, some think this may only be an election-year ploy to unite the country against the "China threat." While the language will last beyond a change in US administrations, its implementation will vary with these changes. | Most affected countries, including China, will probably wait for the next US administration to change their approach — if they decide to do so. All Southeast Asian countries, including China's main protagonist, Vietnam, have been relatively muted in their responses to Po…

_____ (2020-07-28). Venezuela Moves Toward Elections: US Seeks To Undermine Them. popularresistance.org Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) has kickstarted proceedings for the upcoming December 6 National Assembly (AN) elections. A number of events have taken place in recent weeks that appear to open the way for a path out of the current political crisis and towards new conditions of stability in the country. | The roadmap has several democratic and electoral elements, which dovetail with decrees handed down by state institutions. | The government's strategy is, in broad strokes, to create a new democratic framework on the basis of several recent developments that we will examine. | While this roadmap is r…

_____ (2020-07-28). Fossil Fuel Industry Pollutes Black And Brown Communities. popularresistance.org Many of the most powerful oil and gas companies, private utilities, and financial institutions that drive environmental injustice are also backers of the same police departments — through their funding, sponsoring, and governing of police foundations — that tyrannize the very communities these corporate actors pollute. As demands continue to rise to defund the police and reinvest in Black and Brown communities, as well as to divest from the fossil fuel industry and reinvest in environmental justice and a just transition, the fossil fuel industry power structure presents a common foe for these intercon…

_____ (2020-07-28). What Can Safety Without Police Look Like? popularresistance.org This is a moment of contention and restructuring in America. Mass public outcry is exposing the long-buried, problematic foundations of a nation built on human trafficking, commodification and enslavement of people from Africa, and on the genocide and attempted erasure of Indigenous societies. Protesters across the country are tumbling the statues of profiteers and benefactors of those atrocities, and pushing the nation to dismantle its many false narratives and systems of power. This uprising asks for an acknowledgment that the police force, in particular, is a direct extension of a problematic history, which ha…

_____ (2020-07-28). Vietnam Veteran Sprayed With Chemical Weapon In Portland Protest. popularresistance.org Federal troops were filmed pepper spraying an elderly Vietnam War veteran who was attending a protest in Portland over the weekend. | The veteran, Mike Hastie, was standing several feet from a line of federal troops and shouting at them about his time in Vietnam when a troop rushed him from his side and sprayed pepper spray in his face. | Mr Hastie was rebuking the troops for following orders he believes are unlawful rather than upholding an oath to the US Constitution. | He continued yelling at the federal troops as they walked away despite having the pepper spray in his eyes.

_____ (2020-07-28). The Beginning Of The US-Iran Hot War? popularresistance.org Washington, DC — "Americans should not blame others in vain," Iranian general Esmail Gha'ani has declared, "this is a fire they have lit and today has engulfed them." Gha'ani, a veteran military commander who heads the Quds Force, the branch of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) responsible for extraterritorial operations, was speaking about the massive fire that has overtaken a U.S. navy vessel in San Diego. | Gha'ani chose his words carefully. He skirted suggesting that Iran had a role in the blaze, instead saying it was the "result of the actions and crimes of the American government" and wa…

sputniknews (2020-07-28). Hezbollah Denies Claims of Failed Attempt to 'Infiltrate' Israel Amid Lebanon Border Clash Reports. sputniknews.com Armed clashes were reported on 27 July along the border between Israel and Lebanon, with a source in the Lebanese Security Service saying they occurred after a detachment of Hezbollah fighters purportedly attempted to destroy an Israeli military convoy.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). ProPublica's Publication of NYPD Complaint Data Exposes System 'Deeply Riddled With Impunity'. sputniknews.com For the first time, disciplinary records of thousands of New York City Police Department officers have been publicized, revealing that some 4,000 active-duty cops in the 36,000-member force have had at least one substantiated complaint leveled against them. While this alone is shocking, it also raises questions about what authorities are hiding.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). India Imposes Prohibitive Orders Around Ambala Airbase Ahead of Rafale Jets' Arrival. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The much-anticipated first batch of five Rafale jets took off from France on Monday, beginning their 7,000 km journey to India. The three single-seater and two twin-seater fighter jets will touch down at the Ambala Airbase in Punjab, close to Ladakh and the Pakistani border, on Wednesday.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). People Over 6 Feet Tall Are Twice as Likely to Contract COVID-19, Survey Finds. sputniknews.com A new survey of 2,000 people in the US and the UK suggests people over 6 feet tall have double the risk of getting infected with COVID-19 compared to their shorter counterparts.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). Grizzlies Just Wanna Have Fun: Bear Loves Posing for Camera. sputniknews.com Some people adore being the center of attention and thrive in front of the camera. So do some animals, apparently – as a photogenic bear recently demonstrated for her very own "paparazzi."

sputniknews (2020-07-28). US Federal Agents in Portland for Protests Reportedly Expected to Stay Until Mid-October. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US federal agents that are currently in Portland to quell violence are expected to stay in the city until mid-October, CNN reported on Tuesday citing an email it obtained from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

sputniknews (2020-07-28). 'Still Sh**': Former Sanders' Campaign Chair Shares Strong Opinion on Voting For Trump, Biden. sputniknews.com In the upcoming November US presidential elections, incumbent President Donald Trump will face Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden, who, according to some recent polls, is leading by seven points in the key swing state of North Carolina.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). Google Announces New 'Grace Hopper' Undersea Cable Project to Link US With UK, Spain. sputniknews.com Google, one of the largest tech companies in the world, announced Tuesday that it would be starting a new undersea cable initiative intended to strengthen the digital connection between the US, UK and Spain.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). Gaming is Not a Crime: Hilarious Memes Flood Twitter Over Speculations of Ban on PUBG in India. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government last month banned 59 Chinese apps over security concerns. The government has issued a list of 250 apps which might be banned in the near future over the same reasons. After the TikTokers, it is the gamers who are going to be hit hard with the ban as the list includes PubG.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). Beijing Blasts US 'Reckless Provocation of Confrontation' After Consulate Closures. sputniknews.com The US Consulate General in the Chinese city of Chengdu was shut down on 27 July following an order from Beijing, according to the country's Foreign Ministry.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). Trump Nominates Retired Army Colonel Macgregor as Next US Envoy to Germany, White House Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – President Donald Trump selected retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor as the next ambassador to Germany, the White House said in a press release on Monday.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). Trump Slams 'Ridiculous, Illegal, Unfair' Twitter 'Trending' For Showing Negative Trends About Him. sputniknews.com Tension between Twitter and Trump has been high recently, after the platform flagged some of the president's tweets as "potentially misleading" and "glorifying violence", placing "fact-check" and "public interest" notes. Trump claimed Twitter is controlled by "the Radical left", and accused the company of trying to "interfere" in the 2020 vote.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). Portland Mayor Calls For 'Immediate Meeting' With DHS Chiefs to Discuss 'Cease-Fire', Fed Removal. sputniknews.com As civil unrest in Portland continues amid massive anti-racism protests spanning the United States, President Donald Trump has reportedly deployed 100 additional federal officers to the region as a means of quelling the protests.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). China's Proposed New Assault Carrier May Launch Drones From Electromagnetic Catapult. sputniknews.com New details have emerged in Chinese media about the proposed Type 076 landing helicopter dock (LHD), a unique variant of that type of warship that would combine a helicopter carrier, a catapult aircraft launching system and a docking area for amphibious landing craft. Sputnik was among the first to report on the new warship.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). Is Europe on Verge of Second Wave of Coronavirus? sputniknews.com BRUSSEL (Sputnik), Luc Rivet – Europe, which has managed to bring the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic down to a trickle of controlled clusters, fears a second wave, as there is a tendency among the population of European countries to relax and stop following restrictions, though the virus is still present.

sputniknews (2020-07-28). US Navy Slams Iranian Military Drills in Strategic Strait of Hormuz as 'Irresponsible and Reckless'. sputniknews.com At the same time, Washington has repeatedly ignored Tehran's calls for the US to stop sending its carriers to the Gulf and its warnings that such actions only contribute to the escalation of tensions in the region, not to security.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Iran not to tolerate US provocations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic will not tolerate US unusual and illegal behaviors.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). 2 short animations win at Cinrecreo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Iranian short animated pieces 'The Fox' directed by Sadegh Javadi and 'Pet Man' by Marzieh Abrar-Paydar win Cinrecreo youth short film festival awards in Ecuador.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). VIDEO: Al-Alam reports on unstable situation in S. Lebanon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Al-Alam correspondent reported on the unstable situation in Southern Lebanon, stating that Zionist regime's planes do not leave the region for a moment. Not even a Zionist soldier can be seen in the embankments of Al-Ruwaisat.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Iran's Kerman attracts $ 282m foreign investment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — The Deputy Director General of Economic Affairs and Finance of Kerman Hamid Shahsavari said that Kerman has attracted 282 million dollars' foreign investment during six years.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). US officials tour to region aimed at Iranophobia, instability. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant in Special Political Affairs said that trip of Americans to the region is aimed at spread of 'Iranophobia' and 'instability'.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Iran records 2,667 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,667 people and claimed 235 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Iran, Austria discuss boosting academic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA)— Officials of Iran and Austria's emphasized boosting research and academic cooperation in the form of 17 joint research projects.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). VIDEO: 'Great Prophet-14' military drill in south of Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that its forces have started the final stage of the 'Great Prophet-14' military drill in the south of Iran on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). 1st phase of intl. Chabahar airport to be inaugurated in year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Deputy head of transportation and transit of Chabahar Free Zone announced on Monday that the first phase of the International Chabahar airport will be inaugurated within 12 months.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Kim Jong Un rules out possibility of war against N Korea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said there will not be any war on his country again.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Ardabil province exports up 6% in first quarter. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — A total of 33,548 tons of non-oil goods worth $32 million were exported from the northwestern Ardabil province during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 20- June 20), a senior customs official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Resistance countries has right to respond Zionist aggression. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) —The Popular Resistance Committee issued a statement stressing that "It is the right of Hezbollah, the Palestinian Resistance, Syria, and Iran to respond to any aggression by the Zionist enemy."

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Tehran-Dushanbe relations enhancing: Tajik FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Foreign Minister of Tajikistan said that the bilateral relations between Tehran and Dushanbe have improved in various fields in recent months.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Lebanon will always stand against Israelis' violations: FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Lebanon has once again rebuked the Israeli regime's violation of its territories, saying Beirut will always stand against the Zionists' violations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Iran, Azerbaijan Republic emphasize developing bilateral ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan stressed the need to expand and develop bilateral ties.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Outgoing Iranian envoy bids farewell to Omani FM official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — The outgoing Iranian Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman bid farewell to the Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry of Oman Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi in Muscat on Tue.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). IRGC improves weapons based on enemies' strengths, weaknesses. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami said the force improves its weaponry considering the strengths and weaknesses of the enemies.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-28). More deaths from yellow fever expected in Africa because of climate change. imperial.ac.uk Changing temperature and rainfall across Africa could increase yellow fever deaths by up to 25 percent by 2050.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-28). New Imperial antibody test up and running for NHS staff. imperial.ac.uk Researchers are using antibody tests developed at Imperial to confirm past COVID-19 infection in NHS staff.

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-28). 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…

Black Abolitionist Network and others (2020-07-28). Wednesday 7/29: Racism is a Public Health Crisis: Intersection of COVID19, Racism & Health Care in America. indybay.org Online…

Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network (2020-07-28). Thursday 8/6: 8/6 5-7PM PST Please Join Our D2K LA 2000 – 20th Anniversary Zoom Webinar. indybay.org 8/6 5-7PM PST Please Join Our D2K LA 2000 – 20th Anniversary Zoom Webinar | Time: August 6th Thursday at 5-7 PM PST. | Zoom Webinar Registration: us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upwrcOm… | August 2000 will be the 20th anniversary of the D2K LA 2000, a week-long moralization that shocked the country: DNC LA, march to Staples Center, The Rage concert, the convergent center at the MacAuthor Park, the LA Independent Media Center at the Patriotic Hall, Mumia march, direct action at the Rampart Police Station, midnight special law collective, jail solidarity action in front of the T…

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

Martha Hubert (2020-07-28). Saturday 8/1: Banner Drop: Love, Rise, Resist! indybay.org Highland Avenue Bridge over the San Jose exit/entrance to Interstate 280, in the Bernal/Mission/Noe/Glen Park vicinity.

Labor Video Project (2020-07-28). "We Mean Business" SF Unionists Protest SF POA & Demand Defunding of Police/Militarization. indybay.org San Francisco trade unionists protested at the office of the San Francisco Police Association POA to defend the police and stop militarization and police terror.

Senior & Disability Action and others (2020-07-28). Tuesday 7/28: Rationing Care: Who Gets to Live, Who Dies, and What You Can Do About It. indybay.org Online via FB livestream or Zoom w/ ASL interpretation…

Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network (2020-07-28). 8/6 5-7PM PST Please Join Our D2K LA 2000 – 20th Anniversary Zoom Webinar. indybay.org 8/6 5-7PM PST Please Join Our D2K LA 2000 – 20th Anniversary Zoom Webinar | Time: August 6th Thursday at 5-7 PM PST. | Zoom Webinar Registration: us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upwrcOm… | August 2000 will be the 20th anniversary of the D2K LA 2000, a week-long moralization that shocked the country: DNC LA, march to Staples Center, The Rage concert, the convergent center at the MacAuthor Park, the LA Independent Media Center at the Patriotic Hall, Mumia march, direct action at the Rampart Police Station, midnight special law collective, jail solidarity action in front of the T…

Revolutionary United Front (2020-07-28). Saturday 8/1: All Power to the People! A Rally in Solidarity with the West Oakland Community. indybay.org West Oakland Bart Station | 1451 7th St | Oakland, CA 94607…

_____ (2020-07-28). Killing Democracy in America. strategic-culture.org William J. ASTORE | The phrase "thinking about the unthinkable" has always been associated with the

_____ (2020-07-28). Iran's Future Will Be Prosperous: A 150-Year Fight for Sovereignty From Oil to Nuclear Energy. strategic-culture.org This is Part 3 of the series "Follow the Trail of Blood and Oil".

_____ (2020-07-28). How Modern Jihadism Became Co-Invented by the U.S. and Saudi Governments. strategic-culture.org Modern jihadism was co-invented in 1979 by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan al Saud, and U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, working together, and here is the background for it, and the way — and the reasons — that it was done: | Back in the later Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church and its aristocracies had used religious fervor in order to motivate very conservative and devout people to invade foreign countries so as to spread their empire and to not need to rely only on taxes in order to fund these invasions, but also to highly motivate them by their faith in a heavenly reward. It…

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.

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-27). Amid Escalating Tensions, US Warships Sail Just Miles off Coast of China. thealtworld.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. | MPN— A U.S. warship and military aircraft were

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…