2020-07-29: News Headlines

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-29). AFT willing to strike if teachers are forced into unsafe schools. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is warning state, local, and federal school officials that "nothing is off the table" if those nabobs try to force unsafe schools to open starting in August, during the coronavirus pandemic. And that includes strikes as a last resort. Union President Randi Weingarten presented the AFT board's resolution, …

William rivers Pitt (2020-07-29). New GOP Stimulus Bill Shows They Are Perfectly Happy to Watch You Die. zcomm.org We are being led by the worst people at the worst possible time, and the Republican reaction to this stimulus package debate is exactly the kind of thinking that will leave this nation a bowl of ashes far sooner than we think…

Fight Back (2020-07-29). Florida parents, teachers, students demand delay of school reopening as COVID cases rise. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On July 25, the Tallahassee Community Action Committee along with concerned parents, teachers, students and allies marched from the Department of Education to the governor's mansion to demand that Governor Ron Desantis, the Leon County school board and other responsible bodies keep schools closed until it is safe to return to in-person learning. Doctors, nurses and educators emphasized the urgency of the global pandemic and the need for a safe, science-based reopening strategy in the face of rising COVID-19 cases. | Aspiring teacher and FSU student Shelby Shoup stated, "Although I have seen teac…

Kathleen Wallace (2020-07-29). 2020 Vision Will Show You What is True, if You Can Keep Your Sanity. zcomm.org The very basic levels of reciprocity have been broken; our government could care less if we live or die.

John Feffer (2020-07-29). How Covid-19 Could Upend Geopolitics. zcomm.org This Changes Everything (or Nothing)…

Jeff Cohen (2020-07-29). Democratic Leaders Have Blocked Real Healthcare Reform for Decades. Time to Give 'Em Hell. zcomm.org Single payer doesn't just cut costs by eliminating the waste caused by a multiplicity of for-profit insurers — but also because the purchasing power of a federal plan can rein in pharmaceutical and other exploding costs.

Alan Macleod (2020-07-29). A "Brazen Giveaway" GOP HEALS Act is a $30 Billion Bonanza for the Pentagon. mintpressnews.com On Monday the Senate GOP released their

Alan Macleod (2020-07-29). Just Like With Healthcare, Democrats Offer Half-Hearted Measures to Impending Eviction Crisis. mintpressnews.com The federal moratorium on evictions expired this week, leaving 12 million renters at risk of losing their homes, and much as they did with healthcare, Democrats are offering little more than token non-solutions.

Gareth Porter (2020-07-29). Cómo el sorprendente testimonio de un espía de la policía amenaza la narrativa oficial del atentado de la AMIA. thegrayzone.com Las revelaciones de un ex espía de la policía le dan un vuelco a la historia oficial que culpa a…

Frontline Doctors (2020-07-29). Video: Doctors from the #WhiteCoatSummit Host Second Press Conference at SCOTUS. globalresearch.ca * | Note to readers: please click the share buttons above or below. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc. | Our thanks to Mark Taliano for bringing this to …

Mike Whitney (2020-07-29). Crash the Economy, Burn the Cities, Infect the People: The Destabilization Plan to "Remake America" globalresearch.ca The American people are under attack, the country is under attack, and democracy is under attack. At present, the enemy is conducting a three-pronged assault on the presidency the objective of which is to remove the existing administration and install …

Susan Babbitt (2020-07-29). Cuba's Nobel Nomination and Baldwin's Call to "Begin Again" counterpunch.org 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 the Henry Reeve Brigade, established in 2005, is left out. The explanation is ideas. It

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-07-29). Does 'Operation Legend' signal growing fascistic threat? workers.org The top attorney in the country, the person who is supposed to uphold the law the most, is also the most crooked and dangerous. Not to mention that he is an utter white supremacist who wouldn't mind at all if the country went fascist. Even his own colleagues, other lawyers . . . |

Morgan Artyukhina (2020-07-29). Washington, D.C. march in solidarity with Portlanders fighting against racist police terror. liberationnews.org Everywhere the march went, it received cries, whistles and honks of support from sidewalks, apartment building windows, and drivers passing by.

Workers World New York bureau (2020-07-29). Sixth annual Sandra Bland #Say Her Name protest in New York City. workers.org New York City march honoring Sandra Bland, July 13. A spirited group of about 100 protesters gathered July 13 in Union Square in New York City to demand justice for Black Lives Matter activist Sandra Bland and all Black womxn, girls and femmes. The People's Power Assemblies NYC were the . . . |

Dianne Mathiowetz (2020-07-29). John Lewis and the Edmund Pettus Bridge. workers.org When marchers crossed Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday in 1965, John Lewis led at the front. Many readers of Workers World newspaper may have watched on July 26 as a horse-drawn caisson carried John Lewis' body over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. It was on March 7, . . . |

calvin deutschbein (2020-07-29). Who created the Saharan dust cloud? workers.org The Sahara Dust Plume over Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, N.C., at sunrise, June 28. Each year, massive dust plumes rise from the Sahara, lifted by local winds after being unmoored by desert conditions. However, over the past four decades, the plumes have been getting larger, and this year marks the . . . |

C.J. Atkins (2020-07-29). Is Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton the next Trump? peoplesworld.org Amidst a public health catastrophe that's already taken 150,000 lives in this country and a national anti-racist uprising which has mobilized millions, the extreme right is methodically planning its next steps, ensuring its political survival no matter the outcome of the November 3rd elections. Whether or not Trump prevails and wins a second term, the …

John Bachtell (2020-07-29). CPUSA co-chair Rossana Cambron sees potential for transformative moment in history. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — As Rossana Cambron contemplates the multiple crises and threats to democracy facing the nation, the Communist Party USA co-chair is gripped with urgency. But she also sees much to be excited about and the potential for a transformative moment. "All these social and democratic movements are coming together, there's a deeper understanding …

Stéphane Doucet (2020-07-29). Québec workers fight back against government's corporate-friendly COVID-19 response. peoplesworld.org MONTREAL —Workers in several industries across Québec are getting ready for what's beginning to look like one of the highest points of struggle in recent memory. Just like everywhere else, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up economy, with governments and capital straining to contain progressive resistance to their corporate-friendly management of the crisis. But Québec's …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-29). NEA chief: Trump's back-to-school command endangers kids, parents, teachers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—GOP President Donald Trump's "back to school" command, despite the galloping coronavirus pandemic, endangers kids, their parents and their teachers, the president of the nation's largest teachers union says. And it isn't going to deflect local school boards from working with teachers, staffers, and parents to prepare and implementing careful plans to help kids learn …

Eds. (2020-07-29). In Commune: The Panal 2021 Commune (Part 2). mronline.org In this series, In Commune, Venezuelanalysis will explore different experiences of rural and urban communes to help better understand what these highly controversial bodies mean, how they have been put into practice, and what they could signify for the continuity of the Bolivarian Revolution in the current situation of political and economic imperialist aggression.

Staff (2020-07-29). America's Brutal Police State Expands Its Reach In Portland. therealnews.com The way white moms in Portland are being treated has long been the norm for BIPOC people.

Jim McMahan (2020-07-29). Seattle protest in solidarity with Portland. workers.org On July 25, 2,000 youthful anti-racists marched here in solidarity with Portland resistance. As in Portland, Ore., federal repressive forces have been sent to Seattle. The march was called by the Youth Liberation Front. Chanting "Black Lives Matter," the demonstrators headed to the site of a new youth jail. Located . . . |

Aidan O'Brien (2020-07-29). Has anything changed since 1840? Trade, imperialism, Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta megacity. mronline.org In modern times, China has been the ultimate challenge for imperialists: it's independence being an enigma to Europeans and Americans. From Marco Polo to Mike Pompeo, China has been a mystery to Christian crusaders.

Melvin Goodman (2020-07-29). Trump's War on the Environment and Its Inhabitants. counterpunch.org Trump's climate denial has made the United States an environmental "pariah state" in a global community committed to addressing the problem of climate change. Trump's withdrawal from the Paris accord made the United States the only nation in the world to reject the climate accord. The two original outliers—Syria and Nicaragua—have joined, and Nicaragua stayed out initially because the agreement didn't go far enough. Trump has undermined the rich legacy of the Obama administration in the environmental field, which included getting the world's other major polluters—particularly China and India[mda…

Staff (2020-07-29). Headlines for July 29, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Records Highest One-Day Coronavirus Death Toll Since May, Trump Retweets Doctor Who Warned of Sex with Demons and "Alien DNA", Twitter Suspends Donald Trump Jr. for Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation, Progressives Say GOP Coronavirus Bill Would Bring "Mass Poverty and Mass Hunger", Teachers' Union Prepared to Strike If Schools Aren't Made Safe from Coronavirus, World Health Organization Warns Summer Weather Isn't Slowing Coronavirus, Argentina Reports Record COVID-19 Death Toll as Guatemala Reopens Economy, Attorney General Barr Grilled over Police Violence Against Peaceful Protesters, Portland Demonstrators…

Staff (2020-07-29). AG Bill Barr Grilled by House Lawmakers on Protest Crackdown, Voter Suppression & Pandemic Failures. democracynow.org We play highlights from Attorney General William Barr's grilling by the House Judiciary Committee over how he sent militarized federal forces to confront Black Lives Matter protesters, and his opposition to voting by mail, and get response from a close friend of Congressmember John Lewis who is now running for Senate. "In spite of the machinations of Donald Trump and those who do his bidding, including the attorney general, the good news is that we're seeing a multiracial coalition of people pouring out into American streets," responds Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, "saying that we're concerned about the soul of our d…

Staff (2020-07-29). Rev. Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church on Legacy of John Lewis & Ongoing Fight for Voting Rights. democracynow.org We look at the life and legacy of late civil rights icon and Georgia Congressmember John Lewis, who is being mourned across the U.S. and who became the first Black politician to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. "The irony of this moment is that even as we celebrate and honor John Lewis, the patron saint of voting rights, he hailed from the state which in many instances is ground zero for voter suppression," says Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, who serves as senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, was with Lewis in the final days of his life and will preside over his memorial service. "In recen…

Staff (2020-07-29). Civil Rights Icon Bernard Lafayette on His Friend John Lewis, Freedom Rides & Practicing Nonviolence. democracynow.org We revisit civil rights leader and Congressmember John Lewis's early years of activism with Bernard Lafayette, one of Lewis's closest friends and collaborators. Lafayette participated with Lewis in the first Freedom Rides of 1961 as they attempted to integrate buses and faced brutal beatings by white mobs, and was a fellow leader in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Lewis "knew how to relate to people who were different from him and who had different orientations, different values, different philosophies, and that's why he was such a great leader," Lafayette says. "He found a way to make a way."

Joseph Natoli (2020-07-29). Law & Order vs. Anarchy, Personal Freedom vs. Medical Science. counterpunch.org Seldom do situations provide so much self-evident clarity that only few words are needed. We are now in such a situation or would be if what words mean had not returned to a new Tower of Babel. There is an anarchy in our thinking and our chosen twittering that makes it difficult to rid ourselves

Joshua Hanks (2020-07-29). Resistance broadens in Portland. workers.org Thousands of anti-racist, anti-fascist protesters continue to come out night after night into the streets of Portland, Ore., to protest against police brutality, racism and the iron-fisted federal occupation of the city. After two months of continuous protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the protests swelled . . . |

Kenneth Surin (2020-07-29). The UK's Russia Report on the "Londongrad Laundromat" counterpunch.org The UK parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), drawn from MPs and peers of all parties, last week published its report on possible Russian interference in UK politics. The report's release had been delayed by 9 months after it had been blocked by Boris "BoJo" Johnson in the run-up to the December 2019 general election.

Eds. (2020-07-29). Forget basic income—In Canada, the new normal should bring a public housing revolution. mronline.org "I had like $500 left in my account," my friend Jordan excitedly tells me. "I was seriously fucked for rent." Like millions of others, Jordan had entered his final few weeks of eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the government's $2,000 per month unemployment program.

Judy Greenspan (2020-07-29). Racist guards attack Soledad prisoners. workers.org In a 3 a.m. raid July 20, approximately 200 Black prisoners at California's Soledad state prison were violently taken from their cells with nothing on but their boxer shorts. The men were herded into the chow hall, handcuffed with zip ties and forced to sit shoulder-to-shoulder without masks for hours, . . . |

Eds. (2020-07-29). An ultra-parasitical global financial system that enjoys unwavering protection. mronline.org During the evolution of the pandemic in Europe, the financial system has received little attention in the media. It was only at the end of February/beginning of March that a very sharp fall in the stock markets made the front page of newspapers and television broadcasts.

Quell Nessuno (2020-07-29). U.S. 'war games' threaten COVID spread in Hawaii. workers.org RIMPAC, the World's largest Naval war practice that with COVID endangers Hawaii and the world. Despite the ongoing global pandemic, the U.S. military has no plans to cancel RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise), the largest international military exercise in the world. Beginning in 1971, and held every two years . . . |

Editor (2020-07-29). Impasse in Congress over CARES 2. workers.org As COVID-19 spreads exponentially in most of the United States where the ruling class has rushed to "open" the capitalist economy, unemployment has again exploded. Personal economic disaster looms for most working people. Congress must pass new emergency measures to aid the tens of millions of workers — disproportionately Black, . . . |

Betsey Piette (2020-07-29). Unions call for 'Strike for Black Lives'. workers.org On July 20, unions led protests under the general banner "Strike for Black Lives" in over 160 U.S. cities, with tens of thousands participating. The call, initiated by Service Employees (SEIU), was endorsed by over 60 unions and social justice groups. Many of those participating in the protests were essential . . . |

pip.hinman (2020-07-29). Reports identified subsidence risk for evacuated apartments above WestConnex tunnels. greenleft.org.au

PAI (2020-07-29). Jewish Labor Committee remembers coronavirus dead on traditional mourning day. peoplesworld.org BOSTON —Nineteen hundred and fifty years ago, in the year 70 CE (AD for non-Jews), the Romans conquered Jerusalem, destroyed the Second Temple, sacked and burned the city, slew tens of thousands of people and drove all but a few of the rest into exile. Ever since then, Jews worldwide have honored their dead on …

RT (2020-07-29). 'They never tell you there WERE people there': Seth Rogen stirs hornet's nest after saying Israel 'makes no sense'. rt.com Jewish actor Seth Rogen has courted controversy after saying that Israel's existence "doesn't make sense," and that young Jews are misled to believe the state was created peacefully, without displacing thousands of Palestinians. | "If it is truly for the preservation of Jewish people, it makes no sense, because again, you don't keep something you're trying to preserve all in one place especially when that place has proven to be… pretty volatile," Rogen told comedian Mark Maron on his 'WTF' podcast on Monday. | Rogen — who has been promoting his upcoming movie, 'An American Pickle,' a comedy-drama which…

The Canary (2020-07-29). NHS leaders have 'very high' levels of concern over potential second spike. thecanary.co Health leaders have "very high" levels of concern about the possibility of a second spike in coronavirus cases, one expert has said.Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said that the combination of a spike of cases with "exhausted staff" while the NHS tries to rebuild services could prove "challenging".He told the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on coronavirus (Covid-19): "I would say in relation to the second spike issue or something coming, the levels of concern among our members — the people who are leading NHS trusts, who are leading in primary care and all levels in the systems…

The Canary (2020-07-29). US officials claim Russia is behind the spread of virus disinformation. thecanary.co US officials say Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The officials alleged Russian operatives have acted in seeking to exploit a crisis the US is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November.Two Russians who have held senior roles in Moscow's military intelligence service known as the GRU have been identified as responsible for the effort to reach American and western audiences, according to the US government officials, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.The i…

The Canary (2020-07-29). 'Cruel' evictions in France are causing a spike in channel crossings, aid workers say. thecanary.co "Cruel" evictions of people from camps in Calais are at their highest intensity for years and attempts to cross the English Channel have risen as a result, campaigners have claimed.Aid workers in northern France say police evictions are happening at the highest levels since the 'Jungle' camp was cleared in 2016.In one incident, more than 500 people were put onto buses and moved away ahead of a visit from UK home secretary Priti Patel earlier this month.Clare Moseley, founder of the humanitarian charity Care4Calais, said conditions in the French city are as bad as she has seen since 2016 and criticised police tact…

The Canary (2020-07-29). Turkish parliament approves social media law with strict new powers. thecanary.co Turkey's parliament has approved a law that gives authorities greater power to regulate social media despite growing concerns over censorship.The law requires major social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to keep representative offices in Turkey to deal with complaints against content on their platforms.If a social media company refuses to designate an official representative, the legislation mandates steep fines, advertising bans and bandwidth reductions.With a court ruling, bandwidth would be reduced by 50% and then by 50% to 90%. Bandwidth reductions mean social media networks would be too slow to…

RT (2020-07-29). WATCH: Fireball lights up night sky during DOUBLE meteor shower, green light triggers inevitable UFO speculation. rt.com A fireball lit up the night skies across Colorado and New Mexico on Tuesday night, video of which has dazzled many online, while others couldn't help but speculate about invading aliens as a fitting addition to the chaos in 2020. | According to the American Meteor Society, there were at least 54 Incredible eyewitness video shared on social media cap…

RT (2020-07-29). Governor says 'occupying force' that brought 'violence' to Portland is LEAVING — DHS says feds will stay until order restored. rt.com Oregon's governor claims she reached a deal with the Trump administration that will see a withdrawal of federal agents that were sent to Portland after a courthouse was attacked, but DHS says they are staying until violence stops. | "After discussions with the vice president and administration officials this week, the federal government has agreed to my demand and will withdraw these officers from Portland," Oregon's Governor Kate Brown said. | Part of the agreement will involve state troopers providing protection for federal buildings like the Mark O. Hatfield US Courthouse, which is where federal agents had…

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-29). The Heat: search for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. america.cgtn.com The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States is now over 148,000. There has been some good news in the last few days as scientists try to develop a vaccine to beat back the coronavirus. Thousands of people are taking part in late stage …

RT (2020-07-29). Twitter asks 'who wants to be transported OFF THIS PLANET'… gets over 10k comments totally not about NASA's Mars mission. rt.com An attempt by Twitter to promote Thursday's mission to Mars liftoff from Florida didn't exactly go as planned, as people either showed they had no idea about the upcoming event or were only interested in trolling. | "Who wants to be transported off this planet?" the official Twitter account published on Wednesday. While the background of their avatar, featuring the famous bird, has been changed to resemble the surface of Mars and their profile banner now shows an image of a NASA rocket launching in space, the generic tweet went over most people's heads. | It likely didn't help that in a year filled with a pand…

RT (2020-07-29). White BLM activist tells black doctor at center of Covid-19 controversy: 'I'm more black than you on the inside'. rt.com Dr Stella Immanuel has enough skepticism to deal with regarding her controversial medical theories, but in the eyes of at least one Black Lives Matter activist, even her blackness is something to be challenged. | "You're not black on the inside, I'm more black than you on the inside," a masked white man yelled at Immanuel yesterday on the steps the Supreme Court in Washington, where she was part of a group of doctors staging a press conference to promote the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a coronavirus cure. The man added that Immanuel was "betraying Black Lives Matter" and that "there were people during t…

RT (2020-07-29). Trump demands Congress 'bring fairness to Big Tech' or he'll do it himself, ahead of antitrust hearing with four CEOs. rt.com US President Donald Trump has threatened executive orders to "bring fairness" to major social media platforms, minutes ahead of a congressional hearing featuring the bosses of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. | Shortly after noon on Wednesday, as the hearing was about to start, Trump blasted Congress for being "all talk and no action for years," and said he would use his executive powers to deal with the tech giants if the lawmakers once again fail to do so. | If Congress doesn't bring fairness to Big Tech, which they should have done years ago, I will do it myself with Executive Orders. In Washington, it h…

RT (2020-07-29). Twitter discovers 'Settle for Biden' campaign to lure in Sanders & Warren supporters — and can't tell if it's a joke. rt.com The revelation of a campaign that seeks to persuade leftist Americans to park their progressive reservations about Joe Biden and vote for him in an all-out bid to block Donald Trump's reelection has perplexed many Dems online. | The campaign called

RT (2020-07-29). Barr directs agencies to 'significantly increase resources' in Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee to combat uptick in violent crime. rt.com After a tense congressional hearing where Democrats excoriated the US Attorney General for deploying federal agents to cities like Portland, Bill Barr announced an expansion of a program to tackle rising violent crime in the US. | The FBI, US Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have all been directed to "significantly increase resources" in Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee — three cities newly added as part of an expansion of Operation Legend, which launched on July 8. | Operation Legend — named after four-year-old Le…

RT (2020-07-29). 'Do not hold grudges' & 'great respect': Biden's handwritten notes on Senator Kamala Harris fuel speculation on VP pick. rt.com Notes by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have added weight to rumors that Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate. Despite clashing during the debates, there seems to be no bad blood between the pair. | Biden's handwritten notes were photographed during his campaign speech in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday. They contained Harris' name, along with a set of five talking points: "Do not hold grudges," "Talented," "Great help to campaign," "Great respect for her," and "Campaign with me and Jill (Biden's wife)." | The phrase about grudges is likely a reference to a memorable clash the…

RT (2020-07-29). Masks aren't enough! Fauci says eye protection 'MIGHT' BE REQUIRED for 'perfect' Covid-proof set. rt.com Top US immunologist Dr Anthony Fauci is now saying citizens are not "complete" in protecting themselves from the Covid-19 pandemic unless they go beyond wearing a mask and add in eye protection like goggles, too. | In an interview with Dr Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' chief medical correspondent, Fauci was asked if we might reach a point where masks are not only mandated, but eye protection as well. | "It might," he replied, going on to explain that the only way to have "perfect protection" from the virus is by protecting the eyes, as well as the mouth and nose. | "If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should…

RT (2020-07-29). Police quit agreements to provide security at DNC convention over tear gas & pepper spray ban as mass protests are feared — report. rt.com Democrats who have been clamoring to defund police and "reimagine" the force may soon get a small taste of what they're asking for, after scores of law enforcement agencies reportedly refused to protect their convention. | At least 100 law enforcement agencies around Wisconsin are reportedly canceling agreements to help provide security at next month's Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, raising concerns over whether forces will be adequate to deal with potential protests. | At issue is a new policy banning Milwaukee police from using tear gas or pepper spray during protests, which was ordered last we…

RT (2020-07-29). 'Conquer Our Own Negativity': Terry Crews, called names for BLM criticism, whips up Twitter storm after reclaiming ethnic slur. rt.com Actor Terry Crews has come under fire after tweeting about the need to stay positive, but arranging the words to spell out a racial slur — apparently looking to reclaim the term from opponents angry about his critical view of BLM.

RT (2020-07-29). Dem rep equates Portland riot with anti-lockdown protest, attacks Barr for not sending feds to 'deal' with 'right-wing extremists'. rt.com Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) has compared armed anti-lockdown protesters in Michigan, an open-carry state, to vandals and rioters in Portland, as she unleashed a tirade on AG Bill Barr for treating the groups differently. | Barr was accused of plenty by Democrats during Tuesday's hearing, from politicizing the Justice Department to being "unAmerican" for deploying federal officers to violent protests in Portland, Oregon. However, Jayapal went a step further and questioned the way the attorney general responds to protests involving black citizens and those involving white ones, while comparing and contra…

RT (2020-07-29). Michigan inn owners remove Norwegian flag after taking flak from folk mistaking it for Confederacy banner. rt.com What is red, has a white and blue cross and may make people call you a racist? A Norwegian flag… which owners of a Michigan inn decided to pull down after too many people got angry, thinking it represented the Confederacy.

RT (2020-07-29). Madonna shares post on Instagram of 'Coronavirus cure' from Trump-favored 'demon sex' doctor, swiftly gets the platform's red flag. rt.com Instagram has labeled as misinformation a post by Madonna that featured controversial preacher/doctor Stella Immanuel. Apparently, there is something in common between the pop queen and Donald Trump after all. | In her Tuesday night Instagram update, the hyperwoke pop star called Immanuel her hero and embraced her message of standing up to greedy corporations hiding an effective cure for Covid-19 from the frightened masses. "The Truth will set us all Free!"

RT (2020-07-29). Ok, boomer: Congressman demands Facebook's Zuckerberg explain why Donald Trump Jr's TWITTER ACCOUNT was suspended. rt.com Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin) gaffed his way to meme status after grilling Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg about Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter suspension, forcing the CEO to explain the platforms are, in fact, different. | "If I may ask a specific of you: it was reported that Donald Trump Jr. got taken down for a period of time… why did that happen?" the rep asked during a House antitrust hearing on Wednesday. | "Congressman, well first, to be clear, I think what you might be referring to happened on Twitter, so it's hard for me to speak to that," Zuckerberg replied politely, adding "but I could tal…

RT (2020-07-29). 3D George Floyd hologram to 'replace' confederate monuments in southern US tour (VIDEOS). rt.com A 3D hologram of George Floyd has begun its tour of southern US states, debuting Tuesday night in Richmond, Virginia. It is due to be displayed at several confederate monument sites across the US in the coming days. | Floyd was the black man who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police in an incident which would spark months-long, increasingly Now his family, in conjunction with a visual artist and the Change.org nonprofit, will temporarily replace former Con…

RT (2020-07-29). NYPD weighs in on viral protester 'kidnapping' video, says arrestee suspected of vandalizing cop cameras. rt.com The New York Police Department has addressed a viral video clip showing officers forcing an activist into an unmarked vehicle, insisting the protester was suspected of vandalism as critics deemed the arrest a lawless "kidnapping." | In footage that circulated on social media on Tuesday, plainclothes officers were seen cramming a woman into the back of an unmarked van as a crowd of angry demonstrators looks on in shock, with uniformed police swooping in to secure the area as the vehicle leaves the scene. The video has driven a wave of criticism directed at the NYPD, with many claiming the woman was 'kidnapped i…

RT (2020-07-29). Zuckerberg admits Facebook suppresses 'hate speech' BEFORE it's seen by anyone. rt.com Facebook censors almost 90 percent of 'hate speech' before it's allowed to circulate, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress at Wednesday's Big Tech hearing, responding to pressure from Democrats to submit to the advertiser boycott. | "We're able to proactively identify 89 percent of the hate speech that we take down before, I think, it's even seen by other people," Zuckerberg told the Antitrust Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday. | The statement was in response to Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) pressuring Facebook to "join the civil rights movement" by submitting to the demands of the Sto…

RT (2020-07-29). WATCH: Protesters lay siege to NYPD police commissioner's home after viral van 'kidnapping' incident. rt.com Angry protesters have swarmed the NYPD commissioner's home on West 73rd street in Manhattan, in response to the arrest of a protester who was bundled into an unmarked van on Tuesday. | Furious that one of their own had been arrested in such a way, the protest march, which the 'kidnapped' woman was part of, made its way to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea's home in the early hours of Wednesday morning, as eyewitness video from the scene purports to show. | "This is a raid, Commissioner Shea"

Editor (2020-07-29). Solidarity, the best antitoxin. workers.org Sign in the window of a Manchester, CT hair salon. As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, the United States continues to report by far the largest number of cases and deaths. As of July 27, the figures show nearly 4.5 million cases in this country and over 150,000 deaths. . . . |

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Group of European MPs say 'no' to W.Bank annexation by Israel. yenisafak.com A group of European MPs from the UK, France, Ireland, and Belgium have released a statement on Wednesday to reject the "illegal plan" of Israel's annexation of part of the occupied West Bank.Convened by Stephen Kinnock, a British MP and the co-chair of the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group, the lawmakers agreed to challenge and seek to deter Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial plan.Prompting parliamentary colleagues from Europe and the US to sign their statement to oppose the proposed annexation, the group also appealed the public members to forward it to their local MPs.- 'No…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-07-29). U.S. Is Pushing for a New Provocation Against Serbia over the Kosovo Issue. globalresearch.ca Belgrade and Pristina have resumed dialogue in Brussels, but the recent delivery of American-made armored vehicles to Kosovo could make the talks difficult and signifies Washington is once again attempting to destabilize the Balkans. Serbia and Kosovo returned to the …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-29). List of Targets Leaked: Israel Fears Worst in ICC War Crimes Investigation. mintpressnews.com The fact that a "secret list" exists is an indication that Tel Aviv understands that this era is different and that international law, which has failed Palestinians for over 70 years, may, for once, deliver a small measure of justice.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). GOP Functioning as 'Mouthpiece of Business' Amid US' Dangerous Push for Jobs, School Openings. sputniknews.com Professor Richard Wolff of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, tells Sputnik that despite the US being far from containing the spread of COVID-19, the struggles of the nation's economy and business sectors appear to be more of a concern for Republicans in Congress than the health and well-being of their actual constituents.

_____ (2020-07-29). Imperialist Economic War Costs US Almost $200 Billion. popularresistance.org Quantifying each and every one of the effects of the war that imperialism has declared on the Venezuelan people is impossible. The attacks that Venezuelans have experienced since 1999 have not only been economic, they have also been psychological. There is no way to measure the consequences of the hatred that the undemocratic opposition has sown with its anti-socialist propaganda, to the point of burning people alive if they are suspected Chavistas. The resentment that the Venezuelan people have towards those who claim to be Venezuelans, but who have sold out their homeland, is also unmeasurable. | That said, foc…

South Front (2020-07-29). Video: Hezbollah-Israeli Escalation on Lebanese Border. Rocket Strikes against US Bases in Iraq. globalresearch.ca On July 27, fighting broke out between Israeli forces and Hezbollah along the Israeli-Lebanese contact line. This became the heaviest open confrontation between the sides in about a year. The incident occurred in an area known as Chebaa Farms, which …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-29). Iranian Military Exercises Prepare to Counter Aggression if Occurs. globalresearch.ca Iran is the leading Middle East proponent of peace, stability, and cooperative relations with other countries. | It hasn't attacked another nation in centuries, threatening none now except in retaliation against aggression by a foreign power if occurs — the right …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). Taliban ceasefire brightens hopes for talks in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org The Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid, which would be the third since June 2019. The ceasefire comes after a particularly brutal few weeks of clashes between the group and government forces…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Iran considers three-day Taliban ceasefire positive step. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that Iran considers the three-day Taliban ceasefire a positive step towards peace in Afghanistan.

news.un (2020-07-29). Forced labour, prostitution and child marriages: rescuing victims of trafficking in Malawi. news.un.org Human trafficking is a problem in Malawi, with teenage boys forced to work as farm labourers, and young women to sexual exploitation in nightclubs or bars. The UN is supporting the Malawian governments to end the practice and protect vulnerable people.

Karin Brothers (2020-07-29). It Is Now the "Israel-led" Coalition that Is Destroying Yemen. globalresearch.ca It wasn't supposed to take this long to eliminate the independence movement of the backward land of the living Bible. A coalition of the world's major military powers, led by the US, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Britain and …

CounterPunch News Service (2020-07-29). Coalition to New Mexico Oil Regulators: Put People, Health First. counterpunch.org Santa Fe, New Mexico A coalition of 42 government representatives, groups, and businesses representing Indigenous and minority voices across New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Arizona sent a letter today calling on New Mexico's Oil Conservation Division to put peoples' health first and put the brakes on plans to adopt new rules governing the use of toxic oil

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). South African government to release funds following BidAir workers' protest. peoplesdispatch.org Following a picket outside the labor department, the commissioner of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has committed to release funds for the payment of workers' wages for the month of May by July 30…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). Violent attacks on shack dwellers continue in South Africa. peoplesdispatch.org Two shack dwellers have been hospitalized after the South African police, along with a notorious private security agency, attacked yet another informal settlement organized by Abahlali baseMjondolo.

Eric Zuesse (2020-07-29). U.S. Household Eviction Crisis: 43% of American Renters Now Face Risk of Eviction. globalresearch.ca Nationwide in the U.S. on July 28th, the An

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-07-29). Chinese Participation in 5G Auction Could Save Brazilian Economy. globalresearch.ca Agribusiness is the center of the Brazilian economy, corresponding to more than 20% of the national GDP. In fact, Brazilian economy has suffered a heavy blow in recent years, with the country being subjected to an advanced process of deindustrialization. …

Thomas Klikauer (2020-07-29). Conspiracy Theories, GOP War on Facts, and Promotion of Ignorance. zcomm.org The idea behind many laughable conspiracy theories is rather straight forward. They are purposefully invented and spread, even when conspiracy theorists know that they are false, to manipulate public opinion…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). Progressives denounce Poland's plan to quit treaty on violence against women. peoplesdispatch.org The conservative government in Poland has decided to quit the Istanbul Convention, which is a Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence…

Dean Baker (2020-07-29). More Thought on the Post-Pandemic Economy. cepr.net I have written before on…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2020-07-29). Romanticism and the Modern World: Re-Examining Emotion and Justice in Enlightenment Ideals. globalresearch.ca "We are slipping back from the age of reason into the mire of mystery, into a world of gods and devils, ghouls and angels. The difference this time is that we have chosen ignorance over knowledge, vapidity over insight, folly …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). South Africa's restaurant sector reels under impact of COVID-19 restrictions. peoplesdispatch.org It is estimated that about 70% jobs in the restaurant industry are already lost due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown. Restaurant and alcohol industry workers staged two countrywide protests last week…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). 2019 was the bloodiest year for environmental and land rights activists, says report. peoplesdispatch.org Over 212 "land defenders" were killed in the year 2019, says a report by Global Witness, with Colombia and the Philippines accounting for half of those…

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-07-29). The True Face of Covid-19: Fear and "Shock Therapy" to Impose a Totalitarian Society? globalresearch.ca "Fear is only reverse faith; it is faith in evil instead of good." Florence Scovel Shinn | After several months of the COVID-19 crisis, relevant elements of analysis of this crisis are becoming clearer. | 1. The enormous pressure to convince …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). Genocide of Colombia's social leaders continues unabated. peoplesdispatch.org On July 27, Colombian organizations including the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (Indepaz), the Marcha Patriótica (the Patriotic March) platform of social movements and the Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Popular Summit, a platform of Indigenous, peasant and Afro-descendant organizations, held a press conference to denounce the growing violence against Colombian movements. They denounced that almost 1,000 social leaders have been killed since the signing of peace agreements in 2016 between the former government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerril…

Tim Anderson (2020-07-29). CHC #6 — Behind the Armenia — Azerbaijan conflict. thealtworld.com Counter Hegemonic Chat #6. Tim and Jay discuss the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict and its roots with Mia Shouha, graduate student who wrote a thesis on this matter and has traveled extensively in the region.

WSWS (2020-07-29). Congress prepares to scrap $600 weekly unemployment payment. wsws.org The expiration of the enhanced federal unemployment benefit this week will drive millions of working class people across the US into desperate financial circumstances.

Ted Glick (2020-07-29). Some Concerns About Some Portland Tactics. zcomm.org The reports about late night street battles in Portland between some demonstrators and local police, and now Federal Protective Services and other federal militarized units, have reminded me of experiences at demonstrations I've had over the years.

C.J. Hopkins (2020-07-29). The White Black Nationalist Color Revolution. dissidentvoice.org So, the White Black Nationalist Color Revolution ("made possible in part by GloboCap") appears to be going extremely well. According to Foreign Policy magazine, the Trump regime is clinging to power, but it's only a matter of time until the identitarian moderate rebels drive the Putin-backed fascists out of office and restore democracy to the …

Association of American Physicians and Surgeon (2020-07-29). American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) Sues the FDA to End Its Arbitrary Restrictions on Hydroxychloroquine. globalresearch.ca Today, June 2, 2020, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS) filed a lawsuit, AAPS v. FDA, against the Food and Drug Administration to end its arbitrary interference with the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). As COVID-19 cases surge, Mexico's AMLO has nowhere to turn. peoplesdispatch.org The response of Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to the COVID-19 pandemic has been puzzling. While In order to understand this seemingly contradictory position, we spoke to Mexican activist Magdiel Sánchez Quiroz from Jovenes ante la Emergencia Nacional to understand the factors behin…

Baynard Woods (2020-07-29). Baltimore's Violence Interrupters. zcomm.org One recent study of the kind of proactive policing that the VCIS and GTTF engaged in found that "contact with law enforcement predicts increases in black and Latino adolescents' self-reported criminal behaviors 6, 12, and 18 months later."

Allum Bokhari (2020-07-29). Facebook, Google/YouTube, Twitter Censor Viral Video of Doctors' Coronavirus Press Conference. globalresearch.ca Facebook has removed a video posted by Breitbart News earlier today, which was the top-performing Facebook post in the world Monday afternoon, of a press conference in D.C. held by the group America's Frontline Doctors and organized and sponsored by …

Raul Diego (2020-07-29). Big Tech Giants are Forcing Their Way into America's Public Health System. mintpressnews.com A consortium of the most powerful tech players like IBM, Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up with hospital networks with links to the Vatican and tech lobbying groups to shape the conversation about the future role of technology in the public sphere.

Yves Engler (2020-07-29). Neo-Nazi Bad, Left-wing Israel-Critic Store Owner much Worse? dissidentvoice.org Contrasting the Jewish establishment's reaction to alleged bigotry from a left-wing Toronto restaurant and unambiguous hatred from a far-right politician is a sad comment on their political priorities. As I detailed here and here, the anti-Palestinian lobby went into overdrive after Foodbendors owner Kimberly Hawkins posted to Instagram at the start of the month: "Open …

WSWS (2020-07-29). US Park Police chief defends unconstitutional June 1 assault on protesters outside the White House. wsws.org Monahan denied that police used "excessive" force to clear out protesters from Lafayette Square despite testimony, video evidence and eyewitness accounts.

Raul Diego (2020-07-29). New Reports Suggest Libyan Warlord Khalifa Haftar is Working with Mossad. mintpressnews.com Reports of Israeli support for the Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar are nothing new, but as the apartheid state gains ground among Arab nations, the need to hide Mossad's role in the destabilizing of oil-rich Libya may be disappearing.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). US protesters rally in solidarity with Portland's defiance of Trump. peoplesdispatch.org As the Trump administration is increasing its repression of anti-racism mobilizations, the protests are only intensifying. On July 25, two months after the killing of George Floyd, protests took place across US. Everywhere, the protestors have expressed solidarity with the people on the streets in Portland who have been facing a violent crackdown from federal law enforcement agencies.

WSWS (2020-07-29). Attorney General Barr aggressively defends violent attacks on protesters in Portland. wsws.org The White House remains the cockpit of a conspiracy to destroy democratic rights and establish authoritarian rule in the United States.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-29). Don't. Side. With. The. Powerful. thealtworld.com The only sign that allowed me to tell them apart from real people always came too late: if I ever talked about the dark forces I was fighting, at some point they would say the words "Well, what did you expect?" | As in, what did you expect when you disobey us? What did you expect when you try to stand against our power? Did you think we wouldn't come after you? Did you really think you could win? | It was a really scary, trippy dream, and I've been thinking about it ever since. | I've been thinking about it because it's such an accurate reflection of how subservience to power actually manifests in our world. You…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-29). Julian Assange's Political Indictment: Old Wine in Older Bottles. globalresearch.ca The book of hours on Julian Assange is now being written. But the scribes are far from original. Repeated rituals of administrative hearings that have no common purpose other than to string things out before the axe are being enacted. …

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Baeidinjad reacts to British MP anti-Iranian remarks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to UK Hamid Baeidinjad reacted to a request by a senior British lawmaker to impose sanctions on Iranian officials.

Colin Todhunter (2020-07-29). Post-Brexit Agrochemical Apocalypse for the UK? globalresearch.ca 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 …

Sabrina Huck (2020-07-29). The Labour left and 'the long march through the institutions'. zcomm.org Since the British left was defeated at the ballot box in December — and subsequently in the Labour Party — Labour members have wrestled with the pros and cons of remaining in the party…

_____ (2020-07-29). Land-Based Ethics And Settler Solidarity In A Time Of Corona And Revolution. popularresistance.org Settler colonialism has been defined as a structure, not an event, meaning that settler societies like the U.S., Canada, and Australia endure over time through racist laws and ideologies that naturalize the dispossession of Indigenous populations.1 One of the most effective strategies that settler states rely on to eliminate Indigenous peoples and their power is the idea that their knowledge is primitive and superstitious, examples of failed epistemology.2 This view is rooted in an Enlightenment-born materialism that asserts that legitimate knowledge can only be produced through narrow empirical methods, relegati…

sputniknews (2020-07-29). Paris Will Not Accept Brexit Deal at Any Price, French Minister Says. sputniknews.com The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said last week that an EU-UK trade agreement was "unlikely" as London was not showing a "due level of engagement" in the Brexit talks.

Joshua Cho (2020-07-29). Worries About Foreign 'Hacking' of Vaccine Research Place Corporate Profits Ahead of Public Health. commondreams.org One should expect corporate media outlets like the Times to equate corporate interests with the US national interest. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Reich (2020-07-29). Corporate Con Man: Trump's Tyrannical Attack on Workers. commondreams.org Donald Trump doesn't give a fig for working-class Americans. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Ethiopia, Rwanda, DRC leaders on eminent Africans list. yenisafak.com Ethiopia's prime minister and the presidents of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been named among the 100 Most Reputable Africans.Abiy Ahmed, Paul Kagame, and Felix Tshisekedi were joined by Kenyan minister Amina Mohamed on the list released by Reputation Poll International, a reputation management consultancy firm.The list features 47 women and 53 men from diverse sectors, including leadership, entertainment, advocacy, education, and business.They were selected on the criteria of integrity, visibility, and impact, according to a statement.Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization's director for…

Nick Pemberton (2020-07-29). Black Lives Matter and the Nuclear Family. counterpunch.org "We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work "double shifts" so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work. We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended

Steve Topple (2020-07-29). The Tories getting a Dimbleby to advise them on poverty sums up the problem. thecanary.co Henry Dimbleby, a restaurant Dimbleb…

Fréa Lockley (2020-07-29). Chris Williamson is going to take legal action against the EHRC. thecanary.co "Smear campaign": | In May 2019, the EHRC

Jennifer Schaffer (2020-07-29). The Sad Sex Lives of Overeducated Millennial Malcontents. thenation.com The Sad Sex Lives of Overeducated Millennial Malcontents…

Najla Said (2020-07-29). Diary of a Never-Ending Crisis. thenation.com Diary of a Never-Ending Crisis…

Jason Mark (2020-07-29). It's Time to Bring the Carbon Barons to Justice—and Take Their Money. thenation.com It's Time to Bring the Carbon Barons to Justice—and Take Their Money…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Quo Vadis, Aida? by Bosnian director to vie in Venice. yenisafak.com With Turkey's state broadcaster TRT among co-producers, Bosnian director's film Quo Vadis, Aida? will compete for the grand prize at the Venice Film Festival this year.Set in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995 during the Serbian occupation of Srebrenica, where one of the world's most horrific genocides took place in the heart of Europe, the drama will be among 18 films in the main competition of the festival which will be held between Sept. 2-12.A film by Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic, Quo Vadis, Aida? tells the story of Aida, a translator for the UN peacekeeping task force in Bosnia. It is co-produced by Bosnia, T…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Turkey to display seized historical artifacts in museum. yenisafak.com Some 155 historical artifacts seized during a police raid in the Aegean province of Aydin will be displayed in a museum, said an official on Wednesday.The historical artifacts including statues, oil lamps and rings plus 2,300 ancient coins were seized in the Nazilli district on July 24 and handed over to Aphrodisias Museum in Aydin.Umut Tuncer, the provincial director of culture and tourism, told Anadolu Agency that most of the delivered artifacts were genuine and that the analysis process continues for others.Noting that the police operation was one of the biggest operations in Aydin in terms of quality, Tuncer…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Germany to introduce mandatory COVID tests for travellers next week. yenisafak.com New rules for mandatory coronavirus tests for travellers entering Germany from countries designated as risk areas are due to come into effect next week, a spokeswoman for the country's health ministry said on Wednesday at a regular news conference.Germany announced plans on Monday for free, mandatory coronavirus tests for holidaymakers returning from high-risk countries in order to slow the spread of infections as the holiday season kicks into high gear.

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Merkel ally: US decision to withdraw troops from Germany weakens NATO. yenisafak.com A senior member of Chancellor Angel Merkel's conservatives has criticised a U.S. decision to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany and move its European headquarters to Belgium."Instead of strengthening NATO, the troop withdrawal will weaken the alliance," Norbert Roettgen, chairman of the German parliament's foreign affairs committee, told Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper."The effectiveness of the U.S. military is not increased but reduced, especially with a view to Russia and ongoing military conflicts in the Middle East," Roettgen added.The U.S. military said on Wednesday it would move its headquarters out…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Turkey's AK Party deputy tests positive for coronavirus. yenisafak.com A lawmaker of Turkey's ruling party announced Tuesday that he tested positive for the new coronavirus.In a written statement, Huseyin Sanverdi, a deputy of Justice and Development (AK) Party from the southern Hatay province, said he is under care in the state hospital for COVID-19."Thank God, I do not feel the severe symptoms of the virus that will negatively affect my health," said Sanverdi.Sanverdi was among the people who attended the reopening of Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia as a mosque last week.He denied allegations that the rules to wear protective mask and social distancing were not followed."Everyone a…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Mnuchin says China's TikTok under federal CFIUS review. yenisafak.com U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Wednesday social media app TikTok is under federal government review and a recommendation will be made to President Donald Trump on it.The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews deals by foreign acquirers for potential national security risks, is looking at TikTok, Mnuchin said.Trump said before leaving the White House on a trip to Texas that they are thinking about a decision on the matter.

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Turkey launches new anti-terror operation in east. yenisafak.com With 1,006 personnel, Turkey has launched a new anti-terror operation in its eastern Tunceli province, the country's Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday.In a statement, the ministry said Operation Yildirim-4 was launched on Tuesday to "completely eliminate the separatist terror group from the country's agenda and to neutralize terrorists taking shelter in the region."A total of 1,006 security personnel, including gendarmerie commandos, gendarmerie special operations and police special forces as well as security guards, are taking part in the operation, added the statement.Also, operations Yildirim, Yildirim-…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Police seize record 195 kg of heroin in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces seized a record 195 kilograms (429 pounds) of heroin in an anti-narcotics operation in the eastern province of Malatya, the local governorate said on Wednesday.Anti-narcotics force found the illegal drugs when they stopped a truck at a checkpoint. During the search, assisted by a sniffer dog, 375 packs of heroin hidden in the trunk, were recovered.Police seized the illicit items, and held two suspects allegedly involved in their transportation.Malatya governor Aydin Barus said that since the beginning of 2020, local police and gendarmerie forces have conducted 814 anti-drug operations, rou…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Iran records 196 more deaths from COVID-19. yenisafak.com Iran on Wednesday confirmed 196 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 16,343, according to an official. | A further 2,636 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the overall count to 298,909, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said. | She said more than 259,116 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 4,027 patients remain in critical condition. | Over 2.4 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari added. | The alarming surge in daily fatalities has sent shockwaves across Iran as…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Thirty-three Russians arrested in Belarus. yenisafak.com Thirty-three Russian nationals allegedly linked to the private military company Wagner were arrested in Belarus last night, the country's state news agency Belta said on Wednesday.According to Belta, the law enforcement bodies followed the suspects from the moment of their arrival in Belarus.It said a total of 200 Wagner mercenaries came to the country "to destabilize the situation during the presidential election campaign". The Investigative Committee is probing the detained individuals.Belarus will hold its presidential election on Aug. 9, and earlier, acting President Alexander Lukashenko voiced concern over p…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Brazil may face 'consequences' if it gives Huawei 5G access, says US ambassador. yenisafak.com The top U.S. diplomat in Brazil said in a newspaper interview that the country may face "consequences" if it allows China's Huawei Technologies into its 5G network, referring to U.S. warnings that China fails to protect intellectual property.The U.S. government has stepped up efforts to limit Huawei's role in rolling out high-speed, fifth-generation technology in Latin America's largest economy. It believes Huawei would hand over data to the Chinese government for spying. Huawei denies it spies for China.U.S. Ambassador Todd Chapman told O Globo that Brazil would not face reprisals for picking Huawei, but could f…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Greece: Masks mandatory in more places as virus spreads. yenisafak.com Over 50 more coronavirus cases were recorded in Greece over the past 24 hours, health authorities said on Wednesday.A total of 52 more people tested positive for COVID-19, including seven who were checked while entering the country, according to the National Organization for Public Health (EODY).As infections continue to rise, the government has made masks mandatory in more public places starting Wednesday, including food and retail stores, hair salons, banks, and public service offices.People were already required to wear masks in markets, public transport, cafes, and restaurants since Greece started easing its…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Iran fires ballistic missiles from underground for first time. yenisafak.com Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards fired ballistic missiles from underground for the first time as part of an annual military drill, Amirali Hajizadeh, the head of the aerospace division of the Guards, said in a video posted online by YJC, a news agency linked to Iran's state TV.The video showed clouds of dust before the missiles streaked into the sky.ŸÅ€åŸÑŸÖ ÿ¥ŸÑ€å⁄© ŸÖŸàÿ¥⁄©‚ÄåŸáÿ߀å ÿ®ÿߟÑÿ≥&yu…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Oil prices up with estimated decline in US crude stocks. yenisafak.com Oil prices were up on Wednesday as an estimated US crude oil inventory decline is alleviating market concerns over a supply glut rise.International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $43.77 per barrel at 0630 GMT on Wednesday for a 1.27% gain after closing Tuesday at $43.22 a barrel.American benchmark West Texas Intermediate was at $41.12 a barrel at the same time for a 0.19% increase after ending the previous session at $41.04 per barrel.American Petroleum Institute (API) announced late Tuesday its forecast of a decline in US crude oil inventories by 6.8 million barrels for the week ending July 24.While this s…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). EU signs $74M contract for coronavirus drug. yenisafak.com The European Commission signed a ‚Ǩ63 million ($74 million) contract with US drug firm Gilead to secure COVID-19 treatment remdesivir, the EU institution announced on Wednesday. | The agreement will cover the treatment of approximately 30,000 patients with severe symptoms of the novel coronavirus. | The procurement is financed by the EU budget and the medicine will be distributed among EU members states and the UK from August. | "The [European] Commission is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to secure access to safe and efficient treatments, and is supporting the development of vaccines a…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Gambia VP tests positive for coronavirus, president self-isolating. yenisafak.com Gambia's Vice President Isatou Touray has tested positive for COVID-19, leading President Adama Barrow to enter self-isolation for the next two weeks, the presidency said on Wednesday.The presidency's statement did not provide any further details about Touray's condition. Touray, who is 65, was named vice president last year.Gambia, mainland Africa's smallest country, has recorded 326 cases of COVID-19, including nine deaths, the lowest totals in West Africa.

yenisafak (2020-07-29). DR Congo to vaccinate 1M people against cholera. yenisafak.com The oral vaccination campaign, which started on Wednesday in Uvira, is organized by the Health Ministry with the support of World Health Organization, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.It will run in 59 areas across five major health zones: Fizi, Idjwi, Minova, Nundu and Uvira. Most of them are surrounded by lakes Kivu and Tanganyika, considered endemic to cholera.They were severely affected by flooding last April. Heavy rains killed dozens of people besides extensive material damage."This oral cholera vaccination campaign in South Kivu reminds us that the DRC is not only facing Ebola in Equateur province and…

_____ (2020-07-29). Two Thousand Toxic Superfund Sites At Risk From Coastal Flooding. popularresistance.org About 2,000 official and potential Superfund sites—sites contaminated by extremely hazardous chemicals—are located within 25 miles of the East or Gulf Coast. As sea levels rise, many of these toxic sites are at risk of flooding. | Millions of people live near these sites, and flooding could bring them into contact with hazardous chemicals. The areas near Superfund sites are disproportionately populated by communities of color and low-income communities. | Yet the Trump administration in 2017 rescinded an executive order requiring consideration of flooding at these sites and canceled research into the…

_____ (2020-07-29). Understanding Trump's Plan In Portland Could Be Key To Preventing A Coup. popularresistance.org One key to a winning strategy is to figure out what the opponent's strategy is and refuse to be manipulated — in Portland and in the other cities on Trump's target list. | Federal intervention in Portland has turned the previous hundreds of late-night protesters into thousands. Nonviolent tactics include dancing, a "Wall of Moms," and orange-clad dads with leaf-blowers, who blow away tear gas. | Other activists have escalated violent tactics in response to the escalation by the feds. According to The New York Times, some of the protesters used lasers while federal officers fired projectiles into the crowd.

_____ (2020-07-29). Calls For Video Related To John Neville's Death Persist. popularresistance.org Protesters made new demands of Forsyth County elected officials Tuesday, calling for a general increase in transparency from county leaders, and specifically, the release of video pertaining to the death of an inmate at the Forsyth County Detention Center. | "We're fighting for truth, justice, dignity, humanity, economic justice, social justice," said Tony Ndege, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem. "We stand against state violence, but we also stand for social and economic justice." | Demonstrations began in Winston-Salem weeks ago and groups like Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem say they plan to cont…

_____ (2020-07-29). Presumptuous Pompeo Pushes Preposterous 'Peking' Policy. popularresistance.org Quick. Somebody tell Mike Pompeo. The secretary of state is not supposed to play the role of court jester — the laughing stock to the world. There was no sign that any of those listening to his "major China policy statement" last Thursday at the Nixon Library turned to their neighbor and said, "He's kidding, right? Richard Nixon meant well but failed miserably to change China's behavior? And now Pompeo is going to put them in their place?" Over the weekend an informal colloquium-by-email took pace, spurred initially by an op-ed article by Richard Haass critiquing Pompeo's speech. Haass's views served as a s…

_____ (2020-07-29). Bolivia: Stop State Repression And Violence, For Free And Fair Elections. popularresistance.org Four days after the Interim Bolivian Government suspended elections again, Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic and the University Network for Human Rights (UNHR) released a report on the gross human rights abuses carried out under Bolivia's interim President, Jeanine àÅñez. | The report documents one of the deadliest and most repressive periods in the past several decades in Bolivia as well as the growing fear of indigenous peoples and government critics that their lives and safety are in danger. | "We have identified very troubling patterns of human rights violations since the Interim Go…

_____ (2020-07-29). Video: NYPD Officers Throwing Protest Leader Into Unmarked Van. popularresistance.org NYPD officers dragged a protest leader into an unmarked minivan van and doused onlookers with pepper spray during an anti-police brutality march in Manhattan on Tuesday night. | The individual, who friends identified as an 18-year-old trans woman named Nicki, was grabbed from the group by plainclothes officers at 25th Street and Second Avenue. Video shows a man in an orange shirt marked "Warrant Squad" helping to push the woman into a silver KIA minivan before driving away. Witnesses said the arrest came as roughly 200 people were leaving a small plaza on 26th Street where they had stopped for a skateboarding eve…

_____ (2020-07-29). Preparing For A November Surprise. popularresistance.org Nationwide protests against police brutality following George Floyd's murder are the broadest and most persistent in US history. They have laid bare the racism that pervades American society—and demonstrated the willingness of Americans to take to the streets and resist oppression, even in the midst of a pandemic. Americans must continue demanding an end to white supremacy and follow the lead of Black organizers to galvanize a similar flexing of civic muscle to help ensure democratic continuity come November. With elections four months away and the rule of law under steady attack, people power could prove d…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). VP urges Pakistan to help keep security at borders with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — First Vice President called on the Pakistani government to seriously prevent any measure that undermines security at the borders with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). 'It Does Damage': Assembly of World's Largest Fusion Reactor Begins Despite 'Huge Problems' – Expert. sputniknews.com Assembly of the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor started at the Cadarache facility in southern France, despite the fact that the the reactor is not radioactive waste-free and costs huge sums of money that could instead be used to address urgent needs in the world, Kevin Kamps, radioactive waste watchdog with Beyond Nuclear, told Sputnik.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). Portland Fines Federal Government $500 For Every 15 Minutes Courthouse Remains Fenced. sputniknews.com Federal officers were sent to Portland, Oregon, by US President Donald Trump in mid-July to help quell civil unrest and protect federal property, particularly a courthouse that had suffered attacks by violent protesters.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). Iranian Missiles Land Near UAE Air Base Where India's Rafale Jets Were Stationed: US Media Reports. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The first batch of Rafale fighter jets are set to arrive in India's Ambala Air Base on Wednesday afternoon after covering the 7,000 kilometers from France. The jets were stationed overnight at the Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE. The same air base houses US and French troops and aircraft.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). Stylin' & Profilin': Cool Canine Chills While Riding Shotgun. sputniknews.com Some people enjoy bringing their pets along while running errands or going out for a drive. However, some of those pets just look far cooler than others while doing so.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). Will GOP Distance Itself From Trump to Save Congressional Seats as President's Poll Numbers Slide? sputniknews.com As the November election day nears speculations are swirling about Donald Trump's plummeting poll numbers which threaten to ruin the Republican Party's bid to keep control of the US Congress. Political scientists have discussed whether the GOP is really breaking ranks with the president and who might be Trump's most likely successor in the party.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). Rafale Jets to Boost Morale of Indian Air Force Amid Rising Tensions With China, Ex-Pilot Believes. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India on Wednesday welcomed five French Rafale fighter jets out of the 36 it had ordered in 2016 at a cost of $8.7 billion. The procurement was made on an emergency basis by the federal government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the worrying slide of combat capabilities of the Indian Air Force.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). India to Deploy 35,000 Troops Along China Border Amid Disengagement Talks – Reports. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Earlier in July, India and China agreed to pull back their troops to ensure a complete disengagement in the high-altitude Ladakh region following the worst clash between the two South Asian nations in nearly 50 years. The troops of two countries engaged in an intense standoff that killed 20 Indian soldiers.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). Video: NYPD Claims Responsibility for Viral Abduction of Homeless Teen in Manhattan. sputniknews.com After hours of speculation on a viral video showing the abduction of a woman during a demonstration in the New York City borough of Manhattan, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) confirmed late Tuesday evening that its officers were responsible for carrying off the woman in an unmarked Kia minivan.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). Deciphering 'Suburban Lifestyle Dream': Twitter Castigates Trump For Canceling Obama-Era Housing Law. sputniknews.com In 2015, the Obama administration introduced the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) act as a provision of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, ordering communities to be examined for barriers to fair housing as a means of justifying if they would continue to receive government funds.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). Surprise for the Enemy: What to Know About Rafale Jets as India's Air Power Receives Major Boost. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India purchased 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a 2016 government-to-government deal at a cost of $8.7 billion. The delivery of the jets, which began in October 2019, will be completed by 2022. India urged France to expedite the delivery amid heightened tensions with China along the border.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). India Celebrates Induction of Five French Rafale Jets to Its Depleting Air Fleet. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian Air Force has a shortage of around 10 squadrons of combat aircraft after phasing out its MiG-21 and MiG-27 fighter planes. The induction of French Rafale jets on Wednesday was the first to take place in two decades – last time, India bought 270 Su-30 MKI from Russia in staggered contracts in the late 1990s.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). AG Barr Vows to Leave Office if US Presidential Election Results 'Clear'. sputniknews.com Incumbent US President Donald Trump is expected to face presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 3 November elections. As polls show Biden in the lead in several states, Trump is claiming that the elections might be rigged, particularly through the use of mail ballots.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Iran registers 2,636 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,636 people and claimed 196 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). More details of IRGC's unique underground ballistic missile. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — Iran's IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh put forward more details about the successful launch of ballistic missiles from underground.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Iraqi Army launches anti-ISIL operation in Nineveh provin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) — Iraqi Army forces captured six ISIL terrorist elements in an operation in Nineveh province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Iran's Police bust over 1.5 tons of narcotics in Zahedan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul.29 (MNA) — Dismantling a drug-smuggling gang in Zahedan, police forces of Sistan and Baluchestan have seized over 1.5 tons of illicit drugs in a single operation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Police seize 120 kg of narcotics in SW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) — The police forces of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, southwestern Iran, have confiscated 120 kg of illicit drugs in a single operation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). 'Underground ballistic missiles launched'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — In a tweet on Wednesday, Iran's IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh informed of the successful launch of underground ballistic missiles against the hypothetical enemies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). US presence in West Asia detrimental to region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US' illegal presence in West Asia is the main cause of destruction in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Iran, Turkey stress expansion of cultural, media coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman in a virtual conversation with his Turkish counterpart discussed the cultural and media cooperation between the two countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Iran, Turkmenistan emphasize developing economic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — Presidents of Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkmenistan stressed the need to develop and broaden bilateral economic cooperation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). IRGC military drill meant to protect Persian Gulf islands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri said that the main purpose of the recent military exercises has been to protect the Persian Gulf islands and deterring those who sow insecurity in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Find the (best) Iranian Doctors in Vancouver. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Doctors in Vancouver treat people with illnesses and injuries through medical sciences such as anatomy, physiology, etc.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Iraqi official urges removal of ISIL in Iraq-Syria border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul.29 (MNA) — A spokesman for the Iraqi Armed Forces stressed the importance and necessity of protecting the border between Syria and Iraq reporting that more troops and military equipment have been sent for protection of this area.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). "Najibeh' to go on screen at Shanghai Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — Iranian feature 'Najibeh', directed by Mostafa Gandomkar will be screened at the 23rd edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) in China.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). US harassment of Iranian airliner disgraceful: Vaezi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — In reaction to the US harassment of an Iranian airliner in Syria, Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi said that the US act is disgraceful and contrary to international standards.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). VIDEO: Two trains collide in Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — Two cargo trains collided with each other in Russia on Wed. due to the falling sleep of driver of one of the trains, injuring two people and causing trains to derail.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). Iran exports over $5mn flowers, plants in Q1: IRICA spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul.29 (MNA) — Spokesman of the Islamic Republic Customs Administration (IRICA) said that Iran exported more than $5 million worth of flowers and plants in the first three months of the current year (from March 21 to June 22).

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-29). VIDEO: A different Hajj pilgrimage under outbreak conditions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) — First groups of pilgrims began the hajj rituals in Mecca. Saudi Arabia banned Muslims from other countries to attend the event due to fears of spreading COVID-19.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-29). Advanced maths attainment gap tackled by new Imperial programme. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London has announced plans to raise attainment in advanced mathematics among young people from underrepresented backgrounds.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-29). Economists warn of 'widespread costs' from lockdown. imperial.ac.uk Blanket restrictions on economic activity should be lifted and replaced with measures targeted specifically at groups most at risk, say economists.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-29). LKCMedicine student doctors celebrate finishing studies and joining frontline. imperial.ac.uk Student doctors from the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore are joining frontline healthcare services having completed their studies.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-07-29). Friday 7/31: Online Socialism Forum "Education in the time of COVID" indybay.org Register here: bit.ly/reds-in-ed…

Robert Norse (2020-07-29). Protests Continue Opposing SCPD Harassment of Vehicles. indybay.org Marty Mirabel, aka "Pirate", showed up with a dozen protesters at the County Building Monday (7-27) for a cancelled pre-trial court date. Marty was defending the vehicular home of a friend from 10+ cops two weeks before and charged with multiple felonies for "obstructing", "battery" and such.

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

Eoin Higgins (2020-07-29). Six Mayors Demand Congress Block Federal Agents From US Cities. indybay.org Six mayors from around the country sent a letter to Congress Monday calling for legislation to block President Donald Trump from continuing to deploy federal agents to U.S. cities, calling the administration's use of force "unacceptable, un-American, and unconstitutional." "This provocation is resulting in direct physical harm to our communities and must end," the letter reads.

Lynda Carson (2020-07-29). Postponement of Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase concerns local luthiers. indybay.org Master Luthier, Michihiro Matsuda of Matsuda Guitars…

Future Coalition: Gender Equity Coalition (2020-07-29). Wednesday 8/5: Femme Z: Gender Equity Summit for Femme Activists to Connect, Learn & Act for Change. indybay.org Online via livestream: futurelive.us/

Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network (2020-07-29). Thursday 8/6: 8/6 5-7PM PST Please Join Our D2K LA 2000 – 20th Anniversary Zoom Webinar. indybay.org 8/6 5-7PM PST Please Join Our D2K LA 2000 – 20th Anniversary Zoom Webinar | Time: August 6th Thursday at 5-7 PM PST. | Zoom Webinar Registration: us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upwrcOm… | August 2000 will be the 20th anniversary of the D2K LA 2000, a week-long moralization that shocked the country: DNC LA, march to Staples Center, The Rage concert, the convergent center at the MacAuthor Park, the LA Independent Media Center at the Patriotic Hall, Mumia march, direct action at the Rampart Police Station, midnight special law collective, jail solidarity action in front of the T…

David Giesen (2020-07-29). Saturday 8/1: Gazing or Grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore: what is public land? indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/95506388775?pwd=OWFadDdGYnVQS3… | Meeting ID: 955 0638 8775 | Passcode: Sa2Q7K…

Senior & Disability Action and others (2020-07-29). Tuesday 7/28: Rationing Care: Who Gets to Live, Who Dies, and What You Can Do About It. indybay.org Online via FB livestream or Zoom w/ ASL interpretation…

_____ (2020-07-29). VIDEO: America Invades America. strategic-culture.org Oregon Governor Kate Brown has accused Donald Trump of "invading" her state. But can the President of the United States invade his own country? Watch the video and read more in the

Global Research News (2020-07-29). Selected Articles: Media Sabotage of Hydroxychloroquine, Censorship of Medical Doctors. globalresearch.ca We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …

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

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-28). Majority of Americans Back Black Lives Matter Protests and Think Demonstrations Will Help Racial Justice: Poll. commondreams.org A new Gallup survey shows that 65% of U.S. adults support the protests. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Matt Sedlar (2020-07-28). The 277 Policies for Which Biden Need Not Ask Permission. cepr.net The American Prospect See article on original site On July 8, the Joe Biden campaign published the results of its unity task forces with the former Bernie Sanders campaign in a 110-page document of policy recommendations. Though Biden has not committed to enacting the policies recommended by the task forces, they represent the clearest consensus …

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

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-28). VIDEO: Covid-19 and "The Spiderweb of Fear". American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced… globalresearch.ca Author's Update. Censorship | Medical doctors at an event in front of the US Supreme Court 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": …

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

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

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

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

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

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