2020-07-28: Social Media Postees

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Heightened Tensions Along the Lebanese/Israeli Border
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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, …
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Even If Biden Wins in a Blowout, the Economy Still Isn't Coming Back
Marshall Auerback | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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U.S.-Supported Coup in Bolivia Continues to Produce Repression and Tyranny
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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Argentina's stance on Venezuela changes with the new government
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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Episode 99 — Racial Justice and Art, spirituality and activism w/Rev. Mark Doox
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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China, Militarism and Bipartisan Games
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 …
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VIDEO: Covid-19 and "The Spiderweb of Fear". American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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: | (CNN Business) A video featuring | …
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Need Money for a Green New Deal? Get It From ICE
Josue De Luna Navarro | zcomm.org | 2020-07-28
With the money we spend on ICE and CBP, we could solar power nearly 35 million homes.
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Marx's Theory of Value and Ecological Socialism: Points Missed or Points Rejected?
David S. Pena | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-28
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 …
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China's Vision in a Post-COVID World
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 …
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The World Economic Forum (WEF) Knows Best — The Great Global Reset
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 …
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Quincy Rides Again
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-28
New think tank needs an Israel reality check | The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft think tank launched last November. It has recently issued a roughly 15,000 word manifesto entitled "Ending America's Misguided Policy of Middle East Domination." For those who would find ten thousand words plus intimidating, the paper includes a…
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Fed Guarantees Unproductive Debt and Perilous Speculation
Ralph Nader | zcomm.org | 2020-07-28
Now it is time for various House Committees to publicly question Chairman Powell about the costs of the Fed's callous indifference to the real economy and struggling Americans.
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"Feeding a Bedouin": Roy Oz and Israel's Outrageous Racism
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-28
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 …
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Fedcoin: A New Scheme for Tyranny and Poverty
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 …
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Many Terms That Are Frequently Used to Describe Capitalism Simply Don't Hold Up Under Scrutiny
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
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.
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Towards a global climate strike
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-28
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.
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Venezuela Rejects Washington's 'Wild West' Bounty Against Chief Justice Moreno
Paul Dobson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 | …
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Syria — challenging Caesar
Vanessa Beeley | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-28
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…
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Trump, Republicans demand $400-a-week cut for the unemployed
wsws.org | 2020-07-28
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/28/unem…

Trump deploys more federal agents in Portland crackdown
wsws.org | 2020-07-28
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/28/port…

Hungarians rally for press freedom
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-28
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.
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Slavery — "a necessary evil" ?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-28
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.
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A Vaccine by November? Science Journalist in Vaccine Trial Casts Doubt on Rosy U.S. Projections
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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We Don't Need Trump's Thugs in Chicago
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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Who Profits & Where Is the Transparency in Trump Admin's $6 Billion Vaccine Program?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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No Paper Trail: Migrant Children Secretly Held in Hampton Inn Hotels Before Expulsion from U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. The GOP's Let 'Em Eat Cake Stimulus Plan'
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 …
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Video: Israel Reinforces Troops Near Golan Heights Fearing Hezbollah Retaliation to Strikes on Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 …
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Vietnam's new anti-pandemic measure is cause for celebration. But there's a serious catch
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-07-28
Vietnam recently announced a ban on much of the country's wildlife trade. The order, published on the government's website on 23 July, said that it was suspending imports of wildlife species, dead or alive, including their "parts or derivatives". It also banned people from 'participating in' the illegal wildlife trade, which includes the consumption of wildlife. Furthermore, the government has said it will "eliminate market and trading sites" where sellers offload the illegal wildlife. | The announcement is cause for celebration.
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Minneapolis protest demands justice for Vanessa Guillen, Breonna Taylor, women lost to state violence
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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Does My Jesus Really Support Trump?
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
"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. …
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3 Questions on "Resistance" to the Federal Crackdown in Portland
Coco Das | zcomm.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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Assange appears in court, as lawyers warn case may be delayed by new US indictment
wsws.org | 2020-07-28
As it stands, the UK courts are continuing with Assange's extradition process based on an outdated indictment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/28/assa…

Brazil: The Money Laundering Scandal From Hell No One Wants to Talk About
Pepe Escobar | zcomm.org | 2020-07-28
Two decades after the fact, a political earthquake that should be rocking Brazil apart is being met with thunderous silence…
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The Beginning of the U.S.-Iran Hot War?
Sina Toossi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
"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 …
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Coronavirus: Reshape the urban world to aid 'ground zero' pandemic cities
news.un.org | 2020-07-28
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.
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Reno: Housing crisis and police brutality
Adam Mo | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-28
Despite continued increases in COVID-19 cases, Nevada is now looking to reopen the economy. Casinos have already begun operating again across the state.
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Indignación por ataque de Trump: el movimiento de Portland contraataca
Joshua Hanks | workers.org | 2020-07-28
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 . . . | Continue reading Indignación por ataque de Trump: el movimiento de Portland contraataca at Workers.org
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Michael Meeropol: This Is How It Starts
Michael Meeropol | mronline.org | 2020-07-28
Early in the campaign for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, I stated that I believed Donald Trump was a fascist.
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Republicans propose $400 a week cut from unemployment benefits
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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White House brands teachers "essential workers" to force reopening of schools
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-28
The comparison between teachers and meatpacking workers is highly significant and must be taken as a sharp warning by teachers and all education workers.
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Trump deploys more federal agents in Portland crackdown
wsws.org | 2020-07-28
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…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/28/port…

2020 Vision Will Show You What is True, if You Can Keep Your Sanity
Kathleen Wallace | zcomm.org | 2020-07-28
The very basic levels of reciprocity have been broken; our government could care less if we live or die.
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The Dignity of Labor
William P. Jones | zcomm.org | 2020-07-28
Despite the outpouring of praise for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, their own interests continue to come second to the broader public's need for cheap and reliable labor…
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A Story That Shows The Depth Of Police Corruption And Brutality
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-28
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.
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Living and Working in the Time of the Pandemic in Pakistan
Maria Arshad | zcomm.org | 2020-07-28
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.
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Who's behind the Canadian Think Tank Pushing for Sanctions against China and Iran?
Aidan Jonah | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-28
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 …
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Protesters march in Manila against new anti-terror law, pandemic mismanagement
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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Global Research TV: New Video Interviews Coming Soon
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 …
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Democratic Leaders Have Blocked Real Healthcare Reform for Decades. Time to Give 'Em Hell
Jeff Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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How do private interests maintain control over public land? Featuring Mark Bartolini and Laura Cunningham
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-07-28
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,…
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Public Money to Plunder the Planet: Development Banks Fund Big Meat and Dairy
Shefali Sharma | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
A flurry of recent news shows that international development banks have ramped up public money to factory farms and mega-dairies in the last decade. The World Bank alone spent US$1.8 billion on these operations, with over half of the funds …
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Athletes continue to build broad support for BLM
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-07-28
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 . . . | Continue reading Athletes continue to build broad support for BLM at Workers.org
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Two Rebels Against the Establishment: Oliver Stone and Edward Snowden
William Hughes | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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Unprepared to Reopen Safely Colleges Are Prepared to Blame Their Students
Julia Marcus | zcomm.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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The United States Faces Irreparable Damage in a Cold or Hot Conventional War with China and its Allies
John Stanton | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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Trump, Republicans demand $400-a-week cut for the unemployed
wsws.org | 2020-07-28
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/28/unem…

Trump is Daring Us to Stop Him
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
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.
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Feds Attack! Trump's Paramilitaries Invade American Cities
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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Winning Requires Vision, Strategy, and Numbers
Vincent Emanuele | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
"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." ‚Äï Jane F. McAlevey Winning is the primary task of any political organizing effort. Generally speaking,…
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"What Should My Family Do?" Out of Work, Food and Money in Maharashtra
Mamata Pared | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
"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…
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Ten years ago, the UN declared access to water and sanitation a human right
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-28
When she moved to the Jardim Emburá neighborhood, in Sà£o Paulo's south side, Kátia Marques knew that there was no running water, and without any other options, adapted to the routine of filling buckets with water from the trucks that come by. What she didn't expect however, was that five years later she would still be in the exact same situation. | 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…
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Jean Castex's first three errors
Thierry Meyssan | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-28

| 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…
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Dump Trump then Combat Biden
Collective 20 | zcomm.org | 2020-07-28
The U.S. presidential election has so far involved and will undoubtedly continue to involve a clash over voting strategy for the left…
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Les trois premières fautes de Jean Castex
Thierry Meyssan | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-28
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…
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Israel shells southern Lebanon
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-28
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…
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The Bonus Army Protest
Gary Olson | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-28
July 28 will mark almost the 90th anniversary of one of most controversial protests in U.S. history and yet it remains virtually unknown to most Americans. On that day, in 1932, 500 U.S. army infantrymen with loaded rifles, fixed bayonets and gas grenades containing a vomit inducing ingredient, 200 calvary, a machine gun squadron, 800…
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Brazil: Labor Union Sues Bolsonaro for Crimes Against Humanity
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 | …
globalresearch.ca/brazil-labor-union-sue…

STROKE-CARD care to prevent cardiovascular events and improve quality of life after acute ischaemic stroke or TIA: A randomised clinical trial
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 | thelancet.com | 2020-07-28
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.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30220-0/fulltext?rss=yes

Human Rights Fraud from Ukraine to Nicaragua
Stephen Sefton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 …
globalresearch.ca/human-rights-fraud-ukr…

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

Signs of virus 2nd wave appearing in Europe: PM Johnson
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/signs-of-virus-2n…

Post-Brexit Agrochemical Apocalypse for the UK?
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-28
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, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/post-brexit-a…

NSW Police had no real cause to disperse BLM rally
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-28
Anti-racism Pip HinmanIssue 1274 Australia Stop Black Deaths in Custody Black Lives Matter SydneyJuly 28, 2020Several peo…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-police-had-…

Nearly three billion animals affected by Australia bushfire
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/en/world/nearly-three-bill…

Climate Change: "Mind-blowing" Warnings from Arctic and Antarctica
Andy Rowell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-28
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 have already blogged recently that the region …
globalresearch.ca/climate-change-mind-bl…

Government accused of 'dragging its feet' on tackling racism
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-28
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…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/28/governme…

Spain hits out at UK's 'error' over coronavirus travel warning
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-28
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 #Spain has…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Key questions answered on £50 bike repair vouchers
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-28
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…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/28/key-ques…

The Tangle of Desire and Class in 'Normal People'
Erin Schwartz | thenation.com | 2020-07-28
The Tangle of Desire and Class in 'Normal People'…
thenation.com/article/culture/normal-peo…

McDonald's Has a Real Sexual Harassment Problem
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2020-07-28
McDonald's Has a Real Sexual Harassment Problem…
thenation.com/article/society/mcdonalds-…

The US Chamber of Commerce Says Trump Is Bad for Business
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-07-28
The US Chamber of Commerce Says Trump Is Bad for Business…
thenation.com/article/politics/trump-big…

Trump Is Lawless
Tom Tomorrow | thenation.com | 2020-07-28
Trump Is Lawless…
thenation.com/article/politics/trumps-po…

Re-globalization is hallmark of post-COVID-19 world: Spanish FM
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/en/news/re-globalization-i…

Iran records 235 more deaths from COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/en/world/iran-records-235-…

'Nothing new' in French FM's visit to Lebanon: Diab
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/en/world/nothing-new-in-fr…

German health agency concerned over COVID-19 surge
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/en/world/german-health-age…

Turkey rebuffs US call to release Osman Kavala
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/en/news/turkey-rebuffs-us-…

Nukes guarantee N. Korea's safety, future: Kim Jong-un
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/en/world/nukes-guarantee-n…

Madrid adds new measures to tighten grip on COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/en/world/madrid-adds-new-m…

Pakistan discovers | very own Ertugrul Ghazi
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/en/life/pakistan-discovers…

Hezbollah Denies Claims of Failed Attempt to 'Infiltrate' Israel Amid Lebanon Border Clash Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/middleeast/2020072810800…

Trump Nominates Retired Army Colonel Macgregor as Next US Envoy to Germany, White House Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/us/202007281079998046-tr…

Trump Slams 'Ridiculous, Illegal, Unfair' Twitter 'Trending' For Showing Negative Trends About Him
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/us/202007281079998219-tr…

Is Europe on Verge of Second Wave of Coronavirus?
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/analysis/202007281079996…

Portland Mayor Calls For 'Immediate Meeting' With DHS Chiefs to Discuss 'Cease-Fire', Fed Removal
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/us/202007281079998161-po…

'Still Sh**': Former Sanders' Campaign Chair Shares Strong Opinion on Voting For Trump, Biden
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/us/202007281079997563-st…

Gaming is Not a Crime: Hilarious Memes Flood Twitter Over Speculations of Ban on PUBG in India
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/viral/202007281079998530…

Ardabil province exports up 6% in first quarter
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-28
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161541/Ardabil-prov…

Kim Jong Un rules out possibility of war against N Korea
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-28
TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said there will not be any war on his country again.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161556/Kim-Jong-Un-…

2 short animations win at Cinrecreo
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-28
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161546/2-short-anim…

Tehran-Dushanbe relations enhancing: Tajik FM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-28
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161552/Tehran-Dusha…

Iran, Austria discuss boosting academic ties
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-28
TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA)– Officials of Iran and Austria's emphasized boosting research and academic cooperation in the form of 17 joint research projects.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161547/Iran-Austria…

Lebanon will always stand against Israelis' violations: FM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-28
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161558/Lebanon-will…

Iran records 2,667 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-28
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161563/Iran-records…

IRGC improves weapons based on enemies' strengths, weaknesses
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-28
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161564/IRGC-improve…

Outgoing Iranian envoy bids farewell to Omani FM official
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-28
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161553/Outgoing-Ira…

'These are not fireworks': Antifa accused of throwing real explosives at feds in apparent major escalation in Portland
rt.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/usa/496034-antifa-explosives-port…

Sinclair media group axes TV segment with 'Plandemic' conspiracy researcher for good, voices support for Fauci after backlash
rt.com | 2020-07-28
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.com/usa/496022-sinclair-scraps-plande…

Twitter YANKS doctor's fierce defense of HCQ as Covid-19 'cure' after Trump's retweet, as skeptics question her credentials
rt.com | 2020-07-28
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: pic.twitter.com/cjRqoYiJsT– Julian's Rum ü•É (@JuliansRum) July 28, 2020 | A clip from a press conference by a group of American doctors calling themselves "America's Frontline Doctors," st…
rt.com/usa/496024-doctor-hydroxychloroqu…

'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 | 2020-07-28
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.com/usa/496025-new-york-times-nyc-sea…

'An assault on the US govt': AG Barr says anarchists hijacked 'legitimate protests' to sow chaos & destruction
rt.com | 2020-07-28
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 opening statement for an upcoming committee hearing this week, pre-released on Monday, in which the AG condemned those helping to stoke violence and unrest amid the protests. | "In the wake of George Floyd's death, violent rioters and anarchists h…
rt.com/usa/496023-barr-anarchists-assaul…

More deaths from yellow fever expected in Africa because of climate change
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-28
Changing temperature and rainfall across Africa could increase yellow fever deaths by up to 25 percent by 2050.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200355/more-deaths-from-yellow-fever-expected

New Imperial antibody test up and running for NHS staff
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-28
Researchers are using antibody tests developed at Imperial to confirm past COVID-19 infection in NHS staff.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200693/new-imperial-antibody-test-running-nhs

Tuesday 7/28: Senior Citizens Hold Car Parade to Celebrate Essential Social Insurance Programs
California Alliance for Retired Americans | indybay.org | 2020-07-28
Mission District…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/26/1883541…

ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 27.07.2020
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-07-28
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 27.07.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/27/1883545…

Saturday 8/1: Banner Drop: Love, Rise, Resist!
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2020-07-28
Highland Avenue Bridge over the San Jose exit/entrance to Interstate 280, in the Bernal/Mission/Noe/Glen Park vicinity.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/27/1883545…

Saturday 8/1: All Power to the People! A Rally in Solidarity with the West Oakland Community
Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-07-28
West Oakland Bart Station | 1451 7th St | Oakland, CA 94607…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/27/1883545…

"We Mean Business" SF Unionists Protest SF POA & Demand Defunding of Police/Militarization
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-07-28
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/27/1883546…

8/6 5-7PM PST Please Join Our D2K LA 2000 – 20th Anniversary Zoom Webinar
Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network | indybay.org | 2020-07-28
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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/27/1883546…

The Media Manipulator: Why Trump's Distractions May Not Save Him This Time
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-27
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.
counterpunch.org/2020/07/27/the-media-ma…

The Media Manipulator: Why Trump's Distractions May Not Save Him This Time
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-27
Patrick COCKBURN | Donald Trump has fallen far enough behind in the polls as to raise the hopes of the world that it will soon see the back of him as US president come the election in 100 days' time. Given his calamitous handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the decline in his popularity is scarcely surprising. | Yet Trump has always shown a Dracula-like ability to rise from the political grave. The writer and politician Conor Cruise…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/27/me…

A Symbol of Hate
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-27
The Confederate flag (one of three flag designs used by the Confederate States of America… The flag pictured in the video is commonly referred to as the Confederate battle flag) is cut in two, part of this heinous symbol of racism and racist violence remains on its flag pole attached to the side of a garage in a…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/27/a-symbol-of-…

Amid Escalating Tensions, US Warships Sail Just Miles off Coast of China
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-27
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.
mintpressnews.com/us-military-warships-a…

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

New Investigation Reveals How Fossil Fuel Giants Are Amplifying Militarized Police Forces
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-27
"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…
commondreams.org/news/2020/07/27/new-inv…

An inside look at Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution on its 41st anniversary
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2020-07-27
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.
mronline.org/2020/07/27/an-inside-look-a…

VIDEO: Covid-19 and "The Spiderweb of Fear". American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/video-covid-19-and-the…

VIDEO: Covid-19 and "The Spiderweb of Fear". American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
Listen to the testimony of American medical doctors. | Thousands of American physicians have been silenced. | "Americans are captured by Fear". | We cannot live with a spiderweb of fear. | We're being held down by the spider web of fear. That spiderweb …
globalresearch.ca/video-covid-19-and-the…

Seattle & Portland Activists: Protest Federal and City Police Crackdowns & Keep Focus on BLM Agenda
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-27
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 cities," 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.
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/27/trump_fed…

Seattle & Portland Activists: Protest Federal and City Police Crackdowns & Keep Focus on BLM Agenda
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-27
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.
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/27/trump_fed…

"Don't Simply Yoke Him to Dr. King": Eddie Glaude on How Radical Student Activism Shaped John Lewis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-27
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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/27/eddie_gla…

Make America White Again: Eddie Glaude on Trump and What James Baldwin Still Has to Teach Us
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-27
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."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/27/eddie_gla…

How a police spy's stunning testimony threatens the official US-Israeli AMIA bombing narrative
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-07-27
Revelations by a former police spy upend the official story blaming Iran for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community…
thegrayzone.com/2020/07/26/police-spys-t…

State Dept Abandons Families Of Mercenaries Detained In Venezuela
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-27
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…
popularresistance.org/state-dept-abandon…

Need Money for the Green New Deal? Take It From ICE
Josue De Luna Navarro | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-27
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/27/need-money-f…

Popular Movements Can Overcome Authoritarian Policing
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/popular-movements-over…

Popular Movements Can Overcome Authoritarian Policing
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-27
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/popular-movem…

Nearly 30,000 back US campaign seeking Nobel for Cuban doctors
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-27
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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/nearly-30000-back…

Report: "Israeli Soldiers Killed 27 Palestinians, Injured 1070, in First Half Of 2020"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-07-27
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. …
imemc.org/article/report-israeli-soldier…

'Let's Feed a Bedouin': Roy Oz and Israel's Outrageous Racism
Ramzy Baroud | commondreams.org | 2020-07-27
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…
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Civil Rights Groups Ask Appellate Court to Reject Renewed Palestine Censorship Efforts by Fordham University
commondreams.org | 2020-07-27
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A Century of Struggle in Palestine
Kaleem Hawa | thenation.com | 2020-07-27
Rashid Khalidi's new history offers a political and personal portrait of more than a hundred years of colonization and resistance in Palestine.
thenation.com/article/world/hundred-year…

Pressure for Sanctions Against Turkey Increases as Tensions with Greece Grow
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/pressure-sanctions-aga…

Lawless State: Go Ask Donald, Joe, and Barack
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-27
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/27/lawless-stat…

Fed Guarantees Unproductive Debt and Perilous Speculation
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-27
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/27/fed-guarante…

'Let's Feed a Bedouin': Roy Oz and Israel's Outrageous Racism
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-07-27
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.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/lets-feed-a-bedoui…

With Cold War Language, Pompeo Defines Plan For 'Totalitarian' China
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-27
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…
popularresistance.org/with-cold-war-lang…

"Made In The USA" Economic Collapse: Trump's "Stimulus Plan". Money for the Super-Rich, Crumbs for Ordinary Americans
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/gop-stimulus-scheme-ge…

Militarizing Space: US Plans What Russia and Most Other Countries Oppose
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 | …
globalresearch.ca/militarizing-space-us-…

SCOTUS' Birth Control Decision Favors Medicare for All
Sophia Paslaski | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-27
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/27/scotus-birth…

First Nations Leaders Speak Out Against Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Approval
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-27
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.
popularresistance.org/first-nations-lead…

Overinflated Covid Death Counts: Gunshot Wounds, Parkinson's Disease, Car Accident, Incorrectly Attributed to COVID-19
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
When it comes to overinflated coronavirus death counts, we recently outlined how a fatal motorcycle accident in Florida was added to the state's COVID-19 death toll. Still, no precise data shows just how overinflated death counts are on a state …
globalresearch.ca/gunshot-head-parkinson…

Overinflated Covid Death Counts: Gunshot Wounds, Parkinson's Disease, Car Accidents. Incorrectly Attributed to COVID-19
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
When it comes to overinflated coronavirus death counts, we recently outlined how a fatal motorcycle accident in Florida was added to the state's COVID-19 death toll. Still, no precise data shows just how overinflated death counts are on a state …
globalresearch.ca/gunshot-head-parkinson…

AOC strikes back
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-27
"The politics of our moment are dominated by a bully of miserable character, a President who has failed to contain a pandemic through sheer indifference, who has fabricated a reà´lection campaign based on bigotry and the deliberate inflammation of division."
nationofchange.org/2020/07/27/aoc-strike…

Capitalism Is the Parasite; Capitalism Is the Virus
Prof. Matthew Flisfeder | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/capitalism-parasite-ca…

Kennedy Jr. Warns Parents About Danger of Using Largely Untested COVID Vaccines on Kids
Martin Berger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/kennedy-jr-warns-paren…

As anti-racism protests intensify across the US, violence on protesters grows
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-27
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/27/as-anti-r…

Trump threatens democracy with militarized police as polls suggest he's in trouble
Juan Lopez | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-27
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-threatens…

Hanna Storms Into Northwest Mexico
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-27
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) Monday reported that tropical depression Hanna advances through northwest Mexico, after hitting the south Texas coast as a hurricane with heavy rain and winds. | RELATED: | Damages As Tropical Depression Gonzalo Hits Trinidad and Tobago | Hanna came ashore in Texas this Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. | However, it has now reduced its intensit…
telesurenglish.net/news/hanna-storms-int…

Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force
Masha Gessen | zcomm.org | 2020-07-27
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/homeland-security-…

Trump's fascist political strategy
Joel Wendland-Liu | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-27
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/trumps-fascist-…

What is BORTAC and why is it patrolling the streets of Portland?
wsws.org | 2020-07-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/27/bort…

The Heart of Darkness in Portland
Mike Hastie | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-27
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/27/the-heart-of…

The U.S. Does Not Respect International Law, Scholar Recalls
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-27
Regarding the closure of China's consulate in Houston, Singapore's scholar Zheng Yongnian recalled that the United States has never been a good example of upholding international law. | RELATED: | Cuba Condemns US Decision To Close Chinese Consulate In Houston | "While pretending to be the embodiment of international law, it only demands other countries to abide by the international law," the professor of the National University of Singapore's East Asian Institute told Xinhua.
telesurenglish.net/news/The-U.S.-Does-No…

South Africa has the world's fifth highest COVID-19 cases
wsws.org | 2020-07-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/27/safr…

Covid-19: 16 Million Cases In Six Months
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-27
WHO Director-General Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted on Monday that Thursday, July 30, marks six months since the UN agency declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern when there were less than 100 cases outside of China and no deaths. | RELATED: | COVID-19: Latin America Turns the World's Most Affected Region | During a virtual press conference at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Dr. Ghebreyesus said this was the sixth time a global health emergency has b…
telesurenglish.net/news/Covid-19-16-Mill…

Yankee McYeehaw: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-27
Hi I'm Yankee McYeehaw. My government assistance during the pandemic consists of $1200 and a dick pic while congress passes a $740 billion annual military budget and trillions are funneled to giant corporations, so obviously I'm very very angry at Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. | ~ | Opposing the most destructive behaviors of the most powerful government on earth should not be an unusual and controversial position. | ~ | Arguments for western interventionism always remind me of the beginning of Edward Scissorhands when he's trying to move around the suburban house and make things right but he keeps destroying eve…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/yankee-…

The Commodification of Black Death
Nia Imara | progressive.org | 2020-07-27
As corporations and large universities attempt to profit off of the movement against racial violence, it's apparent that racism and capitalism are as intertwined as ever.
progressive.org/dispatches/commodificati…

What Will Happen to Neoliberalism after the COVID-19 Crisis? Will It Survive?
Prof. Joseph H. Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/what-will-happen-neoli…

Hagia Sophia: Religion As Politics
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/hagia-sophia-religion-…

Rx for Prescription Drugs: Slash the Prices, Kill the Ads
Gerald E. Scorse and Dean Baker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-27
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/rx-for-prescr…

Tell AG Barr to rescind federal executions
NationofChange Staff | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-27
it's time we demand the Department of Justice rescind federal executions.
nationofchange.org/2020/07/27/tell-ag-ba…

What will Happen to Neoliberalism after the COVID-19 Crisis? Will it survive?
Prof. Joseph H. Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/what-will-happen-to-ne…

The Ugly Terror of a Fascist Abyss Lurks in the Background of This Pandemic
Henry A. Giroux | zcomm.org | 2020-07-27
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-ugly-terror-of…

Rx for Prescription Drugs: Slash the Prices, Kill the Ads
Dean Baker and Gerald E. Scorse | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-27
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/rx-for-prescr…

Decarceration and Crime During COVID-19
ACLU Analytics | aclu.org | 2020-07-27
COVID-19 presents an enormous risk to those in carceral facilities and their surrounding communities. Since the pandemic began, more than 50,000 people in prison have tested positive for the coronavirus, and over 600 have died. These infections and deaths were largely preventable, as we demonstrated in April by working with academic partners to build an epidemiological model that illustrated the deadly threat of COVID-19 in jails. In response to this crisis — and in many loc…
aclu.org/news/smart-justice/decarceratio…

As anti-racism protests intensify across the US, violence on protesters grow
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-27
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/27/as-anti-r…

Colombia: Another Social Leader Killed In Corinto Municipality
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-27
Colombia's National Federation of Agricultural Unions (Fensuagro) denounced Sunday the assassination of Jose Gustavo Arcila Rivera, a social and farmer leader. | RELATED: | Venezuela Dismantles Drug Camps Near its Border With Colombia | "The events took place at around 6 a.m. this Sunday when our friend was in his plot, located in the village of La Cominera. A man arrived at the place and attacked him with a firearm and then fled," Fensuagro stated. | Inhabitants transported Arcila to t…
telesurenglish.net/news/colombia-another…

Kashmir University student arrested under draconian act
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-27
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/27/kashmir-u…

Feminism and Chile's social explosion
Dawn Paley | zcomm.org | 2020-07-27
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.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/feminism-and-chile…

We must all accept hard choices if we're to beat COVID-19, urges WHO
news.un.org | 2020-07-27
Governments everywhere should adopt a much more focused approach to stopping coronavirus transmission if they want to avoid having to impose sweeping lockdowns once again.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/07/1…

News and "Fake" News
Dr. T. P. Wilkinson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
We should be clear about one thing: "news" is a commercial product, like toothpaste or chewing gum. It is also designed more or less according to the same principles and with few exceptions "sold" by the same kind of hawkers….
globalresearch.ca/news-fake-news/5719531

White House brands teachers "essential workers" to force reopening of schools
wsws.org | 2020-07-27
With the coronavirus pandemic raging out of control, the Trump administration is escalating its homicidal campaign to reopen schools across the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/27/scho…

Dominican Republic Capital Lacks Beds For Covid-19 Patients
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-27
The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Public Health reported on Monday that the capital, Greater Santo Domingo, has run out of beds as there are now 641 hospitalized for COVID-19, which represents 100 percent of the hospitals' capacity. | RELATED: | Luis Abinader Proclaims Victory in Dominican Republic Elections | Moreover, authorities warned that 122 patients remain in intensive care, 65 of them with artificial breathing, so the Intense Care Units (UCI) are at 80 percent of its availabi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Dominican-Republ…

First grants awarded; second round application process underway
Angela Tuck | splcenter.org | 2020-07-27
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Assange Suffers Political Persecution, Lawyer Garzon Says
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-27
During a hearing at Spain's National Court, Julian Assange's lawyer Baltasar Garzon Monday denounced that his client has suffered "political persecution" from the U.S. government. | RELATED: | New Docs Reveal Links Between Firm That Spied on Assange and CIA | Garzon was called to declare over the alleged espionage by the Spanish company UC Global, which was responsible for the security of Ecuador's embassy in London from 2015 and 2018. | During the hearing were displayed rec…
telesurenglish.net/news/Assange-Suffers-…

A City Too Far
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-27
President Donald Trump's law and order gambit against Democrat-led cities and states that is intended to swing votes his way Nov. 3 could use more law and less disorder. It's not enough that the Republican leader has divided the country racially and ethnically but now has encroached on civil, state and even constitutional rights by sending federal law enforcement officers to Portland, Oregon, in his quest for another four-year term, now endangered by poor showings in polls against his presumptive opponent, Joe Biden.
counterpunch.org/2020/07/27/a-city-too-f…

Settlers Burn Palestinian-owned Olive, Almond Trees near Nablus
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-27
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 …
imemc.org/article/settlers-burn-palestin…

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

Cuba's Nobel Nomination and Baldwin's Call to "Begin Again"
Prof Susan Babbitt | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/cuba-nobel-nomination-…

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

Boogaloo Movement: USA Far Right is Growing Thanks to Donald Trump
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-27
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/27/boogaloo-mov…

Killing Democracy in America
William Astore | zcomm.org | 2020-07-27
The Military-Industrial Complex as a Cytokine Storm…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/killing-democracy-…

This week in history: July 27-August 2
wsws.org | 2020-07-27
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 .
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/27/twih…

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

How Atomic Bomb Survivors Have Transformed Our Understanding of Radiation's Impacts
Dennis Normile | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-27
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 …
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Three Questions for the "Resistance"
Coco Das | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-27
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…
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WHO warns that COVID-19 pandemic is resurgent across Europe
wsws.org | 2020-07-27
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.
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