2020-07-30: Social Media Postees

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As opposition mounts to reopening of schools, US teacher union opposes national strike
wsws.org | 2020-07-30
The American Federation of Teachers resolved to limit safety strikes to locals "on a case-by-case basis as a last resort."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/30/aftt…

No to the New Cold war with China
Ajamu Baraka | mronline.org | 2020-07-30
The African radical, anti-imperialist, internationalist movement, sees the Chinese state and the Chinese people much differently than the U.S. state and its ruling class.
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We don't need Trump's thugs in Chicago
Jesse Jackson | zcomm.org | 2020-07-30
The excuse for sending federal police here is to protect federal property. The reality is that this is a cynical re-election ploy aimed at earning support for a law-and-disorder president…
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We Don't Need Trump's Thugs in Chicago
Jesse Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
"Hitler had his Brown shirts and Mussolini had his Black shirts, now Donald Trump has his camouflage shirts." Thus began a statement signed by 15 distinguished interdenominational religious leaders in Chicago that I joined, including ministers, priests, and rabbis. Comparisons to Hitler are always explosive, but the comparison is apt. "Hitler's bullyboys," the statement continues,…
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Yemen: A Torrent of Suffering in a Time of Siege
Kathy Kelly | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-30
"When evil-doing comes like falling rain, nobody calls out 'Stop!' When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable, the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer." — Bertolt Brecht…
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Yemen: A Torrent of Suffering in a Time of Siege
Kathy Kelly | zcomm.org | 2020-07-30
In war-torn Yemen, the crimes pile up. Children who bear no responsibility for governance or warfare endure the punishment…
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Yemen: A Torrent of Suffering in a Time of Siege
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-30
When evil-doing comes like falling rain, nobody calls out "stop!" When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable, the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer. — Bertolt Brecht, "When evil-doing comes like falling rain" [Wenn die Untat kommt, wie der Regen fà§llt] (1935), …
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PDF of July 30 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-07-30
Download the 12-page PDF. Portland: Resistance broadens. Fighting fascism, white supremacy, capitalism WORLD: Palestine; China. ALSO: NBA players defend Woj; USPS under attack; Billionaires push school reopening; Capitalism and technology; Mumia: 'A rogue nation?' Library workers vs. racism; Seattle solidarity with Portland; No union busting; BLM impacts sports culture; 'Police-free . . . | Continue reading PDF of July 30 issue at Workers.org
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Military Escalation, Dangerous Crossroads in US-China Relations: Mike Pompeo Goes Wild
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-30
Until this year, Trump hailed what he called "tremendous progress in our relationship" with China — boasting about an "outstanding" bond between him and President Xi Jinping. | He claimed that a "giant trade deal" in the making would enhance …
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Think federal cops in Portland are scary? Cops use 'jump-out boys' all the time
Brandon Soderberg | zcomm.org | 2020-07-30
Plainclothes police 'jump-out boys' terrorize American cities. Sometimes they become all-out criminal gangs…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/think-federal-cops…

Parts worker dies at Michigan Faurecia plant of unexplained causes
wsws.org | 2020-07-30
Management at the Saline, Michigan, plant has not released the cause of death, but coronavirus is widely suspected.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/30/faur…

A Lethal Hypocrisy
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
Late last week Donald Trump and the Republican Party he leads pulled the plug on their national convention in Jacksonville, Florida. It was supposed to be an extravaganza of praise and adoration for the president, papering over the harsh reality that he has failed the nation in the face of mounting calamities. Yet, while cancelling…
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Antitrust hearings delayed as tech giants push ahead with ruthless market dominance
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-30
The top tech CEOs are scheduled to testify at the conclusion of an investigation into antitrust practices by the largest tech monopolies who have been engaging in unfair practices for years now. But, is it too late?>…
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Wilmington Protest Meeting Demands Federal Troops Out of Portland, US Troops Out of Cuba
Mark Friedman | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
A successful meeting and street protest in Wilmington, California, a neighborhood near the LA Harbor, highlighted harbor area efforts for Black Lives Matter and efforts to end the US blockade of Cuba. The meeting held at the Wilmington Machinists Union hall was opened by International Association of Machinists Local 1484 President Kevin Kucera saying…
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Moderna Shows All Those Lazy Unemployed Workers How to Really Rip Off the Government
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
Moderna, a relatively new biotech company, has generally been seen as the leading U.S. contender to develop a coronavirus vaccine, although it trails several Chinese companies. Whether or not its vaccine pans out, it should certainly get an award for milking the government. It was the big winner in initial contracts, getting $483 million back…
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Wireless Radiation: Russian Government Recommends Banning Wi-Fi and Cell Phones in Primary Schools
Dafna Tachover | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-30
On July 17th, 2020, the Russian Ministry of Health published recommendations to schools to ban the use of Wi-Fi and cell phones in elementary schools. The Medical Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian National …
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Plainclothes NYC police grab protester and throw her into unmarked car
wsws.org | 2020-07-30
The illegal seizure of the protester in broad daylight signaled the readiness of the New York Police Department to use the authoritarian methods made infamous by Trump's paramilitary forces in Portland.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/30/nypd…

Before Portland, Trump's Shock Troops Went After Border Activists
Ryan Devereaux | zcomm.org | 2020-07-30
The purported threat of antifa was long used to justify militarized targeting of immigration activists. Now it's being used against protesters in Portland…
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What's Going on in Portland
David Rovics | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
I have been a resident of Portland, Oregon since 2007. So I have been hearing from more people than usual lately, all asking the same question: what's going on in Portland? I find myself struggling to give any kind of an answer to this question. As with any substantive answer to a question, so much…
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Study says Instagram algorithm prioritizes scantily-clad men and women
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-30
According to a study carried out by European Data Journalism Network and AlgorithmWatch, pictures which featured under-dressed people had a greater chance of being featured in newsfeeds on the platform…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/30/study-say…

COVID-19: UN chief outlines path to sustainable, inclusive recovery in Southeast Asia
news.un.org | 2020-07-30
Tackling inequality, bridging the digital divide, greening the economy, and upholding human rights and good governance will be critical for Southeast Asia to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday.
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The Beginning of the U.S.-Iran Hot War?
Sina Toossi | zcomm.org | 2020-07-30
President Trump remains committed to escalating against Iran even as the U.S. battles a worsening pandemic, an economic depression, and internal discord not seen in decades…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-beginning-of-t…

The Tory 1000
Tony McKenna | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
It is night, the type of bleak, starless night where one can make out the forms of great clouds, vast palls of blackness hovering over the London skyline like so much choking, toxic smog. Below, the river slashes through the sleeping city, a twisting gash of black-bubbling water, hissing with the corpses of the diseased…
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Op-Ed: The Exit Of 12,000 US Troops Is The Single Worst Event In German History
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-30
Today's Caitlin Johnstone essay has been replaced with a National News Conglomerate op-ed by General Hank Hammerfist. NNC: Obey. | The Trump administration has begun slashing the US military presence in Germany from an almost satisfactory 36,000 troops to a practically microscopic 24,000. I think we can all agree that this is the single worst thing that has ever happened in the history of Germany, and arguably the universe. | While most Americans were until now unaware that their government had that many troops in a nation known predominantly for beer and bleak documentaries, pundits and politicians in the know h…
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List of Israeli Targets Leaked: Tel Aviv Fears the Worst in ICC Investigation of War Crimes
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-30
When International Court of Justice (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, confirmed last December that the Court has ample evidence to pursue a war crimes investigation in occupied Palestine, the Israeli government responded with the usual rhetoric, accusing the international community of bias and insisting on Israel's 'right to defend itself.' Beneath the platitudes and typical Israeli …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/list-of-israe…

Chomsky on Israel's Hindering of Palestinian Pandemic Response & Threat to Annex Occupied West Bank
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-30
Noam Chomsky says Israel's planned annexation of the occupied West Bank "basically formalizes" what has already been official policy over the last half-century, from both left-wing and right-wing parties in Israel. He compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians to anti-immigrant policies in the United States, and says the main goal of annexation is to take over as much territory while excluding its Palestinian inhabitants. "Israel does not want to bring Palestinian populations into the greater Israel they're constructing."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/30/noam_chom…

Noam Chomsky: Decades of "the Neoliberal Plague" Left U.S. Unprepared for COVID-19 Outbreak
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-30
As the U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 150,000, we spend the hour with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky, who says decades of neoliberal policies that shredded the social safety net and public institutions left the country ill-prepared for a major health crisis. "We should understand the roots of this pandemic," he says.
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/30/noam_chom…

Chomsky on Cuba's "Internationalist" Response to Pandemic & Need to Make Vaccine Globally Accessible
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-30
As the world races to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, Noam Chomsky says any successful treatment must be accessible to everyone, and he warns that President Trump's withdrawal from the World Health Organization will hamper the international body's efforts to distribute medicine in countries racked by poverty and war. "There's at least one country in the world that is showing genuine internationalism, providing medical aid and support for people that need it," Chomsky says, and that is Cuba.
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/30/noam_chom…

Ilhan Omar roasted for idea to replace police at schools with mental care workers; What if there's a shooting? people online ask
rt.com | 2020-07-30
US Democratic Party Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was blasted on Twitter for proposing that police officers be swapped with mental health staff at schools. Many argued online that the idea would make the schools even less safe. | Omar tweeted that "over-policing doesn't make them safer — it criminalizes Black and brown students." Along with fellow Representative Ayanna Pressley, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chris Murphy, she proposed a bill to replace police officers at schools with mental health professionals. | Over-policing our schools doesn't make them safer — it criminalizes Black and brown student…
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Video: Turkey Shifts Focus to Southern Libya Amid Stalemate Near Sirte
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-30
Turkey is looking for opportunities to shift the current balance of power in Libya after its proxies failed to break the Libyan National Army defenses and capture the port city of Sirte in northern Libya in an off-the-cuff advance. | Turkish…
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Why is govt. unable to control COVID-19 surge in India
Subodh Varma | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-30
More testing but weak contact tracing, and no protection to workers is causing the surge but the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is living in la-la land…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/30/why-is-go…

Bolivians oppose postponement of elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-30
On July 23, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) postponed the elections scheduled for September 6 to October 18, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the third time since the coup in November 2019 that elections have been postponed. On July 28, mobilizations were held across Bolivia opposing this delay in elections. Indigenous, peasant, rural and women organizations organized massive demonstrations in the capital city La Paz, among other cities, under the banner of "For Democracy, Health and Life".
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/30/bolivians…

Comparative Carnage: Homicides and the Pandemic
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-07-30
Donald Trump has repeatedly complained about the crime in major U.S. cities. In fact, he just now decided that it would be clever to send U.S. law enforcement officers to major cities in swing states (Milwaukee, Detroit, and Cleveland), ostensibly because of the high crime there. While he has been obsessed with talking about crime …
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The Other Americans: Salvadoran Military Official on Trial for 1989 Killing of Jesuit Priests
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2020-07-30
The brutality was known by the Reagan and Bush administrations, but they lied to cover up the massacres for their own political gain.
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TCAC hosts first of three local candidate forums
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-30
Tallahassee, FL – The Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) held an online candidate forum July 25 to give TCAC members and the wider public a sense of which local candidates for City Commission might unite with TCAC's progressive platform on community control of police and other issues. "TCAC does not endorse candidates," clarified TCAC member and forum moderator Dawn Orocio at the start of the event, hosted on Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live, "We encourage candidates to endorse our policy platform and our demands." | All active candidates for City Commission Seats 1 and 2 were invited to participate…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/29/tcac-hos…

The Gulf War, 30 Years and Counting
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
The consequences are still reverberating three decades on, obviously in Iraq and the Middle East but also further afield, after Saddam Hussein became the first Arab leader to invade another Arab nation. On Thursday, August 2, 1990, at about 2am, 100,000 Iraqi troops and 700 tanks smashed through Kuwaiti border posts. Saddam then announced that the emir of Kuwait had been deposed and the emirate was now Iraq's nineteenth province.
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COVID-19 deaths mount at GM plant and maquiladoras across Mexico
wsws.org | 2020-07-30
The state-owned oil company reported that 234 family members of workers have also died from coronavirus, highlighting the horrific human cost of the rush to reopen the economy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/30/peme…

Rights groups demand release of activist Mohammad Amin in Pakistan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-30
The 26-year-old activist was forcibly picked up from his residence in Karachi on July 14 and remains missing. Rights groups have blamed security forces for harassing his family and demanded his immediate release…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/30/rights-gr…

'Strike for Black Lives' Action Wins Victory for Seattle Transit Workers
Steve Beck | zcomm.org | 2020-07-30
County Council votes to fund promised transit raises one day after rally called by Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) to coincide with Seattle Strike for Black Lives.
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Corporate press promotes Susan Rice as Biden running mate
wsws.org | 2020-07-30
The former Obama national security advisor is identified with illegal wars, drone missile assassinations and an aggressive posture towards both Russia and China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/30/rice…

Turkish parliament approves new social media law raising fears of censorship and harassment
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-30
The Turkish parliament on July 29, Wednesday, passed an amendment to the country's internet law making it compulsory for social media sites to appoint a legal representative in Turkey and implement all court orders on an immediate basis. The law will become effective from October 1. | According to the new law, any social media platform based abroad which has at least a million users must assign at least one legal representative in Turkey, preferably a Turkish citizen. The contents of social media sites such as Facebook, TikTok and others can be scrutinized by the courts and failure to implement court orders would…
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China and Iran to Sign Comprehensive Economic and Security Deal. Reviving Atoms for Peace
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-30
With the new revelations of an impending broad-sweeping economic and military pact soon to be signed between Iran and China, war hawks in Israel and Washington have entirely melted down. "Iran is reportedly in the final stages of agreeing …
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Cuba and the complex relationship between the individual and the collective
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-30
When a cause is just, it will find a place within the Revolution. Perhaps this is what Fidel meant when he said that there was room for everyone in the Revolution.
mronline.org/2020/07/30/cuba-and-the-com…

How Bad is the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act?
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
Somehow, Congress couldn't find the time last week to renew extended unemployment benefits or the federal moratorium on evictions. Congress had something more pressing to think about than 30 million unemployed Americans: the Pentagon budget. On July 21 and 23, the House of Representatives and the Senate approved their versions of the Pentagon's annual spending…
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Moore's Law of Entropy: Greens, Greenbacks, and Green Energy
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
"There is but one freedom, to put oneself right with death. After that, everything is possible." — Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1942-51 For those of us who grew up watching Charlton Heston films, we can recall enactments of heroic courage, both in the early development and later downward decline of human civilization. Heston gave us a…
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How Covid-19 Could Upend Geopolitics
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
I don't trust you. Don't take it personally. It doesn't matter whether you're a friend or a stranger. I don't care about your identity or your politics, where you work or if you work, whether you wear a mask or carry a gun. I don't trust you because you are, for the time being, a…
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Plunge in Consumption of Services Leads to Record 32.9 Percent Drop in GDP
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-07-30
The saving rate hit a record 25.7 percent level in the first quarter, indicating that few of the pandemic checks were spent. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank at a record 32.9 percent annual rate in the second quarter. While almost all the major categories of GDP fell sharply, a 43.5 percent drop in consumption …
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Five things you should know about disposable masks and plastic pollution
news.un.org | 2020-07-30
The fight against plastic pollution is being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the use of disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment soars, but UN agencies and partners insist that, if effective measures are put into place, the amount of plastics discarded every year can be significantly cut, or even eliminated.
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The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. Hydroxychloroquine. We Need to Start Using It
Dr. Harvey Risch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-30
As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the …
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Auto parts worker dies at Michigan Faurecia plant of unexplained causes
wsws.org | 2020-07-30
Management at the Saline, Michigan, plant has not released the cause of death, but coronavirus is widely suspected.
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Big Google and Facebook are Watching You!
Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
Today, the Internet is everywhere. Well over half of the planet's entire population either likes to be on the Internet or has to rely on the web for business, work, and social engagement. People read the news, send notes to loved ones, birthday cards, do their job — increasingly via Skype and Zoom. Others seek…
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MIT, Secret Societies, and Powerful Institutions
Michael Albert | zcomm.org | 2020-07-30
Interview on experiences at MIT and the social grooming that takes place within powerful and secretive institutions (the sort that mold elites)…
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Centering the Earth
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
Something remarkable is happening in the US in 2020 in terms of public awareness of race. The George Floyd uprising, two months in duration so far, has brought formerly fringe ideas into the mainstream, shifting the entire frame of discourse to the left. The breakthroughs we are experiencing this summer might feel sudden, but they…
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An Attack on Edward Said's Legacy
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
I traveled to Israel and the Occupied Territories in the early 2000s with the progressive group Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We made an effort to gain insight into most of the players in the conflict, and so a series of interviews was arranged with members of the Israeli right wing. I remember that one of…
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Commemorating US Occupation of Haiti
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-30
While remembering their past has not prevented history from repeating itself, it is not possible for the descendants of the world's first successful large-scale slave revolt to forget the trauma inflicted by their northern neighbours. | One hundred and five years …
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Black Americans, Black Brazilians Suffer More From COVID-19. Structural Racism Is To Blame
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-30
"Genocides don't always have to be intentional. It's about impact. Whether or not they have been planning to kill people, we know people are dying and Black people are dying disproportionately."
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[Research Paper] Risk factors for developing into critical COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, China: A multicenter, retrospective, cohort study
Dan Liu, Pengfei Cui, Shaoqing Zeng, Siyuan Wang, Xinxia Feng, Sen Xu, Ruyuan Li, Yue Gao, Ruidi Yu, Ya Wang, Yuan Yuan, Huayi Li, Xiaofei Jiao, Jianhua Chi, Jiahao Liu, Yang Yu, Xu Zheng, Chunyan Song, Ning Jin, Wenjian Gong, Xingyu Liu, Guangyao Cai, Chunrui Li, Qinglei Gao | thelancet.com | 2020-07-30
We provide comprehensive front-line information about different severity of COVID-19 and insights into different risk factors associated with critical COVID-19 between sexes. These results highlight the significance of dividing risk factors between sexes in clinical and epidemiologic works of COVID-19, and perhaps other coronavirus appearing in future.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30215-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Prevalence and prognostic value of Delirium as the initial presentation of COVID-19 in the elderly with dementia: An Italian retrospective study
Tino Emanuele Poloni, Arenn Faye Carlos, Marco Cairati, Chiara Cutaia, Valentina Medici, Eleonora Marelli, Danila Ferrari, Alberto Galli, Paola Bognetti, Annalisa Davin, Alice Cirrincione, Arcangelo Ceretti, Cristina Cereda, Mauro Ceroni, Livio Tronconi, Silvia Vitali, Antonio Guaita | thelancet.com | 2020-07-30
Delirium occurrence in the elderly with dementia may represent a prodromal phase of COVID-19, and thus deserves special attention, especially in the presence of lymphopenia. Hypoxia and a severe inflammatory state may develop subsequently. DOC cases have higher short-term mortality rate.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30234-0/fulltext?rss=yes

America's Brutal Police State Expands Its Reach In Portland
Jacqueline Luqman | zcomm.org | 2020-07-30
The entire history of law enforcement in this country has led us to this moment, and as much as oppressed people have tried to warn the rest of the country that this was coming, few would listen. Are you listening now?
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Foreign Interference in Elections: Is it Real or Just Political Noise?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-30
A recently concluded British Parliamentary inquiry has determined that Russia may have interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, which resulted in the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. But, ironically, it also concluded that Russia might not have interfered given the fact that the British government never bothered to try to find out if there had been any attempt made by the Kremlin to manipulate the voting. | The Parliament's Intelligence and Security…
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Dangerous Crossroads: Australian Government Signs Up to US Military, Diplomatic and Economic Confrontation with China
Mike Head | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-30
Despite evident nervousness about the possibility of economic retaliation from Beijing, Australia's government this week scrambled to satisfy the demands of the Trump administration to fully commit to the escalating US military, diplomatic and economic confrontation with China. | The joint …
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8th anniversary of the Rojava Revolution marked in Sydney
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-30
Imperialism & war Peter BoyleIssue 1274 Australia Rojava revolution Kurds SydneyJuly 30, 2020Rojava Solidarity Sydney organised a rally t…
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Don't frack the Kimberley
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-30
Climate crisis Alex SalmonIssue 1274 Australia Frack Free WA Kimberley PerthJuly 30, 2020Anti-fracking activists from Frack Free WA held a…
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NHS workers target 'coward' Johnson in march to Downing Street
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-30
A nurse has said she would invite Boris Johnson to join her on a shift if there was a second wave of coronavirus, as hundreds of NHS workers marched to Downing Street demanding an immediate pay rise.NHS staff made their way to Whitehall on 29 July, carrying banners that said "Clapping won't pay my bills" and "We helped you survive, now help us survive".Health workers are in the final year of a three-year deal and are due a pay rise next April, but unions want the government to show its appreciation for NHS staff by bringing it forward to this year.The government did not commit to an early pay rise for all NHS sta…
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Boris Johnson has made several inaccurate statements on child poverty, investigation finds
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-30
The government has been accused of being in denial about a rising level of child poverty in the UK.It comes after the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) concluded Boris Johnson has made several inaccurate claims on the issue since being elected in December last year.The OSR responded to a complaint from the End Child Poverty Coalition over three incidences when the prime minister made what the coalition described as "misleading" statements.A complaint was lodged by the End Child Poverty coalition over the Prime Minister's use of statistics (Danny Lawson/PA)Writing to the OSR, the coalition said Johnson's clai…
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An Attack on Edward Said's Legacy
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-30
I traveled to Israel and the Occupied Territories in the early 2000s with the progressive group Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We made an effort to gain insight into most of the players in the conflict, and so a series of interviews was arranged with members of the Israeli right wing. I remember that one of them was Caroline Glick, an ardent American-Israeli Zionist. She lectured us on the positive personal relationships allegedly prevalent between Israeli Jews and Palestinians.
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Prosecutions chief says 'serious mistakes' were made as rate of rape convictions reaches record low
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-30
Prosecutors have unveiled a five-year strategy to improve the rate of conviction in rape cases as new figures indicate they are running at a record low.Police and prosecutors faced criticism earlier this month after it was revealed that just 1.4% of recorded rape cases ended with a prosecution in the year to March. | Statistics released on 30 July will show a significant decrease year-on-year in the number of completed prosecutions and the number of convictions, reflecting a fall in the number of suspects charged in previous years.Commenting on the figures, the Crown Prosecution Service said it was "working hard…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/30/prosecut…

International women "must fight together" to beat misogyny and patriarchy
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-07-30
Content warning: This article contains reports of violence against women and girls which some readers may find disturbing. | July saw fresh crackdowns on the revolutionary Kurdish-led women's movement in Bakur, the Kurdish region of Turkey. 28 female journalists and political organisers had their houses raided in one night, and their phones, laptops and camera…
thecanary.co/feature/2020/07/30/internat…

The Biography That Reimagined a Life–and the Genre
Marie Solis | thenation.com | 2020-07-30
The Biography That Reimagined a Life–and the Genre…
thenation.com/article/culture/lesser-liv…

'Even In a Pandemic, We're Still a Minority'
John Washington | thenation.com | 2020-07-30
'Even In a Pandemic, We're Still a Minority'…
thenation.com/article/politics/migrant-v…

What Would It Take to Avert Military Escalation With China in the South China Sea?
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2020-07-30
What Would It Take to Avert Military Escalation With China in the South China Sea?
thenation.com/article/world/pompeo-south…

Trump's October Surprise: A Vaccine for Covid-19?
Gregg Gonsalves | thenation.com | 2020-07-30
Trump's October Surprise: A Vaccine for Covid-19?
thenation.com/article/society/vaccine-co…

Selma 1965. Portland 2020
Jos Sances | thenation.com | 2020-07-30
Selma 1965. Portland 2020.
thenation.com/article/activism/back-to-s…

COVID-19: WHO Africa concerned over relaxing measures
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-30
The regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa warned on Thursday that easing measures against the novel coronavirus in many countries risked a resurgence in infections.In a press briefing, WHO regional director Matshidiso Moeti urged African countries to step up coronavirus testing."As we adjust together to this new normal, I ask that governments, partners and communities remember that none of us are safe until we are all safe," Moeti said.Cautioning that the pandemic was accelerating on a continental scale, she noted that five countries accounted for nearly 75% of all cases in Africa.Accor…
yenisafak.com/en/world/covid-19-who-afri…

Turkish Treasury to repay $15.5B debt in August-October
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-30
The Turkish Treasury will repay debts worth 108.1 billion Turkish liras (some $15.5 billion) in the August-October period, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on Thursday.The Treasury will repay 12.5 billion Turkish liras ($1.79 billion) in external debts, including 10.1 billion Turkish liras ($1.45 million) in interest payments.For the next three months, 95.6 billion Turkish liras ($13.7 billion) of domestic debt redemption is also projected — with around 26.3 billion Turkish liras ($3.77 billion) of this amount in interest payments, while the rest principal payment.According to the ministry's borrowing…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-treasury-t…

German economy narrows by over 10% in Q2
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-30
Germany's economy posted a contraction of 10.1% in the second quarter of 2020, the country's statistical authority said on Thursday.The prices and calendar adjusted gross domestic product (GDP) narrowed by 10.1% in the April-June period, after 2% decrease in the first quarter of this year, figures released by the Federal Statistical Office showed.The country's GDP was ‚Ǩ768 billion ($844.8 billion) in the second quarter, down from ‚Ǩ846.9 billion ($931.6 billion) in the same quarter last year.The GDP per capita was ‚Ǩ9,238 in the second quarter, falling from &…
yenisafak.com/en/world/german-economy-na…

Europe prepares for possible second wave of COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-30
European countries have started to prepare for a possible second wave of the novel coronavirus.As one of the worst-affected countries in Europe, Italy extended its state of emergency on Wednesday until Oct. 15. from the previously declared July 31.So far, some 35,129 people have lost their lives in the country, according to data from the US-based Johns Hopkins University, while 246,776 have contracted with the virus.Fears have also mounted again in Spain, another European nation hit hard by the pandemic, as the number of infections continues to rise every day. After the state of emergency came to an end in the co…
yenisafak.com/en/world/europe-prepares-f…

Pakistanis take livestock to 'cow wash' ahead of Eid
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-30
The days leading up to the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha are busy for Uzair Dawood, the owner of a motorcycle wash in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi – not for fixing vehicles, but washing cattle.Eid al-Adha falls on Saturday in the South Asian nation, and like Muslims across the world, Pakistanis purchase cattle to sacrifice on the occasion as a religious obligation."It is very busy day just a day before Eid and we don't have time for a bike wash," Dawood told Reuters as he busied himself lathering a cow with soap before using the pressure hose to clean the animal.Sacrificial animals are treated with deference…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistanis-take-l…

Canada's Trudeau to make rare testimony to parliamentary committee amid ethics probe
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-30
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a rare appearance before a parliamentary committee on Thursday amid questions over a government decision to task a charity with ties to his family to administer a major student grant program.Testimony by a Canadian prime minister before a parliamentary committee is very unusual. It last happened in 2006 when then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper appeared at one to speak about Senate reform.Trudeau is scheduled to appear at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT), while his chief of staff, Katie Telford, is to follow him at 4: 15 p.m. The committee voted late Wednesday to extend Trudeau's te…
yenisafak.com/en/world/canadas-trudeau-t…

England excess deaths highest in Europe amid virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-30
England had the highest level of excess deaths in Europe over the first half of 2020, according to new statistics published by the UK's official statistics agency on Thursday."While England did not have the highest peak mortality, it did have the longest continuous period of excess mortality of any country compared, resulting in England having the highest levels of excess mortality in Europe for the period as a whole," the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.Spain was the European country with the highest peak, and Bergamo in northern Italy was the European local authority posting the highest peak.Edwin Mor…
yenisafak.com/en/world/england-excess-de…

US: NASA launches Perseverance rover on way to Mars
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-30
NASA launched Thursday its Perseverance rover in to space, beginning its roughly seven month journey to Mars.The rover, which NASA bills as its "most sophisticated" ever, is slated to touch down on the red planet's 28 mile (45 kilometer)-wide Jezero Crater in February when it will begin a mission set to last for one Mars year, the equivalent of 687 Earth days.The $2.4 billion machine will be tasked with searching for signs of ancient microbial life, further defining Mars' geology and climate, and collecting rock and sediment samples that may be sent back to Earth, according to NASA.The rover will also carry a sep…
yenisafak.com/en/technology/us-nasa-laun…

Greece ready to discuss maritime borders with Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-30
Greece is seeking to hold talks on delimitation of maritime boundaries with Turkey, an official said Thursday.At a weekly news conference in Athens, government spokesman Stelios Petsas stressed the importance of open communication channels with Turkey, especially when tensions escalated, referring to the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean.He went on to say Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a phone talk with Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiadis over the arrival of Turkish seismic vessel — Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa to the Turkish Cypriot side of the island.Turkey is a guarantor nation for the Turkish Re…
yenisafak.com/en/world/greece-ready-to-d…

Russian, Turkish diplomats to discuss Libya in Moscow
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-30
Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Alexey Zaytsev, deputy spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that the delegations from the two countries will discuss "different aspects of the Libyan crisis," including disposition of the warring sides at the moment of the cease-fire declaration.Zaytsev recalled that the previous rounds of consultations on Libya were held in Turkey — In Istanbul in June and in Ankara in July.Asked about violations of arms embargo on Libya by Russia, he said "allegations are groundless" and that countries accusing Russia "directly involved in arms supplies to the Libyan warring…
yenisafak.com/en/news/russian-turkish-di…

Fed Guarantees Unproductive Debt And Perilous Speculation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-30
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 Fed can print money at will. In the past several years it has "produced" trillions of dollars that juiced the stock market's speculation. Fed Chairman, Jerome H. Powell, has chosen to instill "confidence" in the stock markets and credit markets by injectin…
popularresistance.org/fed-guarantees-unp…

In Wake of Recent Victories, Standing Rock Activists Carry On With Renewed Hope
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-30
"The hardest part about locking down, is deciding to do it," Mark K. Tilsen told Truthout. | It's been almost four years since Tilsen (Oglala Lakota) and Daniel T'seleie (K'asho Got'ine Dene) attached themselves to excavators with handcuffs inside PVC piping in a device called a "Sleeping Dragon" to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock. When cut loose and arrested, Tilsen was cuffed behind his back with zip ties and then lifted up by the cuffs by five cops…
truthout.org/articles/in-wake-of-recent-…

California childcare workers score biggest union win of the century
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-30
LOS ANGELES–By an overwhelming margin, and after a 17-year campaign that started with lobbying and ended with successful organizing, AFSCME and the Service Employees scored a joint big win in California, winning recognition to represent at least 40,000 state-employed child care workers there. Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden immediately congratulated the workers on their …
peoplesworld.org/article/california-chil…

Michigan gov. limits indoor gatherings to 10 people & restricts bars' operations to 'avoid a potentially devastating 2nd wave'
rt.com | 2020-07-30
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an order making it illegal for more than 10 people to gather indoors and allowing bars to service customers only outdoors, citing a major spike in coronavirus cases. | The Democratic governor announced the new restrictions in a statement on Wednesday, pointing to concerns that Michigan faces a "second wave" of the lethal virus, as the outbreak reverses a previous downward trend and new cases continue to climb. | "After seeing a resurgence in cases connected to social gathering…
rt.com/usa/496586-michigan-new-covid-res…

Several US States Probe Apple Over Deceptive Trade Due to 'Unexpected Shutdowns' of iPhones: Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
Last week, a document released by the Tech Transparency Project, a tech watchdog group, revealed that the Texas state attorney general was expected to file a lawsuit against Apple Inc., as part of a multi-state probe into the tech giant, for violating the state's deceptive trade practices law. The document did not name charges, according to Axios.
sputniknews.com/us/202007301080013034-se…

Border Tensions: Why India Won't Become Washington's Bulwark Against China
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
The US foreign policy establishment is deluding itself if it plans to use the India-China border conflict to pit New Delhi against Beijing while the US State Department is ramping up tensions with the People's Republic, says Suvam Pal, a Beijing-based Indian journalist and author.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202007301080010…

Iranian Satellite Once Derided as 'Tumbling Webcam in Space' Snaps Pics of US's Largest Mideast Base
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
The images were reportedly obtained amid the ongoing massive war games in southern Iran involving multiple branches of the armed forces, including elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) formations.
sputniknews.com/military/202007301080015…

Trump Asks Why US Should Protect a Germany that 'Pays Russia Billions of Dollars for Energy'
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
The Pentagon pressed forward with plans to withdraw nearly 12,000 personnel from Germany on Wednesday, with some of the troops to be redeployed to other European NATO nations while others are sent home. At the moment, there are about 36,000 US troops stationed in the Central European country. American troops have been on German soil since 1945.
sputniknews.com/world/202007301080016726…

UK Reportedly Seeks to Resurrect Five Eyes' Group on 'Critical Infrastructure'
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
Established in…
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Why the Best Thing Twitter, Facebook Can Do is Cash In on the Trump-Biden Political Strife
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey have found themselves between a rock and a hard place as the Republican and Democratic camps exert pressure on social media platforms. US observers discuss whether the tech giants will submit.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202007301080016…

'China Not Strategic Threat to India', Beijing's Ambassador to New Delhi Assures
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bilateral relations between India and China have touched a new low after a violent face-off between the armies of the two countries on 15 June, resulting in the death of 20 Indian soldiers.
sputniknews.com/india/202007301080015486…

Smuggled 10th Century Statue of Lord Shiva to Return to India From the UK After 22 Years
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
New Delhi (Sputnik): The exquisite statue of Lord Natesh Shiva, the king of dancers, was in the possession of a private collector in London, who returned the idol to the High Commission of India in the UK in 2005. It was stolen in February 1998 from India's Ghateshwar Temple in Baroli, Rajasthan state.
sputniknews.com/india/202007301080013288…

'She Handled This Very Well': 105-Year-Old Indian Woman Recovers From COVID-19 in 9 Days
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
COVID-19 is considered to be particularly dangerous for the elderly, who are seen as one of the high-risk groups and are advised to be particularly cautious, sticking to enhanced social distancing guidelines and even self-imposed quarantines.
sputniknews.com/india/202007301080012455…

Airbus Q2 Earnings Reveal Planemaker Lost Over Half of Revenues to €8.32bn, Cites Impact of COVID-19
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-30
The news follows quarterly earnings from the European aerospace giant's US rival, which revealed major profit losses and rising debt as the aviation industry struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen demand for aircraft and travel services badly impacted in recent months.
sputniknews.com/business/202007301080014…

Police bust over 1 ton illicit drugs in Iran's Mirjaveh
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-30
TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) — The police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province have confiscated 1,105 kilograms of illicit drugs in the southeastern borders.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161654/Police-bust-…

One Nation Under House Arrest: How Do COVID-19 Mandates Impact Our Freedoms?
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-30
"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The freeman of America did …
globalresearch.ca/one-nation-under-house…

The Heat: AIIB 2020 meeting
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-07-30
China reinforces the importance of globalization and international cooperation. We will take a look at the annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
america.cgtn.com/2020/07/30/the-heat-aii…

Big Tech hearing: Much posturing, no meaningful answers for the American public
rt.com | 2020-07-30
While a much-awaited antitrust hearing was billed as an Inquisition for Big Tech kingpins, the CEOs were largely able to skirt questions and talk circles around lawmakers looking to bring web platforms under partisan control. | Wednesday's House antitrust subcommittee hearing saw representatives face down the billionaire heads of four tech giants — Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Tim Cook, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Alphabet's Sundar Pichai — who fielded questions in nearly six hours of virtual testimony. Though countless empty slogans and assurances were offered in that time, little was actually sa…
rt.com/usa/496587-tech-hearing-congress-…

We closed this 'den of spies' consulate: Pompeo takes hard stance on China during Senate hearing
rt.com | 2020-07-30
The US secretary of state has taken a tough line on Beijing as he testified in the Senate by calling China nothing less than a "central threat of our times" and slamming the Chinese Houston consulate the US closed as a spies' den. | …
rt.com/usa/496676-pompeo-china-consluate…

The Nuremburg defense? Twitterati bust out Nazi comparisons over new docuseries showing troubled ICE agents 'just enforcing laws'
rt.com | 2020-07-30
An upcoming documentary shows how US immigration agents deal with being viewed as the 'bad guys' for enforcing policies they don't necessarily endorse. Twitter's collective reaction to a preview of the show? "They're like Nazis!" | The docuseries 'Immigration Nation', by filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, is the result of three years spent with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which gave them "unprecedented" access to its daily operations. Set to premiere on Netflix next month, the show follows individual agents and shows how they get "chewed up" in a "broken system," according t…
rt.com/usa/496597-ice-nazi-docuseries-pr…

Number of children attending A&E and urgent appointments risen over last decade
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-30
The number of children, especially babies, attending Accident and Emergency and urgent hospital appointments has risen significantly over last decade.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200893/number-children-attending-ae-urgent-appointments

Was there life on Mars? Imperial and NASA scientists might soon find out
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-30
Imperial scientists will play a vital role in a new Mars Rover's quest to find traces of life on Mars.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200773/was-there-life-mars-imperial-nasa

"Confronting our history means we can move forward with pride"
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-30
Professor Nilay Shah, chair of Imperial's new expert review into Imperial's history and legacy, has set out his vision for the group's work.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200733/confronting-history-means-move-forward-with

Imperial launches new scale up community at White City Campus
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-30
Imperial has joined forces with Blenheim Chalcot, a digital venture builder to launch Scale Space, a new scale up community at White City.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200914/imperial-launches-scale-community-white-city

COVID-19 patients could be at greater risk of fungal infections, researchers say
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-30
COVID-19 patients could be more susceptible to fungal infections, according to researchers from Imperial College London.
imperial.ac.uk/news/200933/covid-19-patients-could-greater-risk-fungal

My Daughter Had a Tummy Ache. It Exposed the Folly of Reopening Schools
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-30
A simple family moment this week revealed to me how thoroughly unprepared this country is to send its children back to school while COVID-19 still rages unchecked across the land. I needed little convincing before this happened, but afterward, I was surer than ever th…
truthout.org/articles/my-daughter-had-a-…

Lawmakers Warn New USPS Loan Terms "Could Accelerate Demise of Postal Service"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-30
Leading congressional Democrats are warning that an emergency loan agreement announced Wednesday by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy — a major donor to President Donald Trump and the GOP — could "accelerate the demise of…
truthout.org/articles/lawmakers-warn-new…

Who Profits From Trump Administration's $6 Billion Vaccine Program?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-30
Image Credit: CDC / Robert Denty | 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 T…
truthout.org/video/who-profits-from-trum…

Saturday 8/1: Gazing or Grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore: what is public land?
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/95506388775?pwd=OWFadDdGYnVQS3… | Meeting ID: 955 0638 8775 | Passcode: Sa2Q7K…
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Oakland Moves Closer to Refunding the Community as Task Force Created to DefundOPD by 50%
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
People of Oakland Move Closer to Refunding the Community as City Council Creates Official Task Force to DefundOPD by 50% in 2021…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/29/1883549…

Friday 7/31: Online Socialism Forum "Education in the time of COVID"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
Register here: bit.ly/reds-in-ed…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/29/1883548…

Postponement of Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase concerns local luthiers
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
Master Luthier, Michihiro Matsuda of Matsuda Guitars…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/28/1883547…

The turn to less: Conora and the cnsumption dilemma
Albrecht von Lucke | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
The Corona crisis could be the beginning of a better normality. Corona could make a turning point in history. The global North has benefited from unequal trade relations. Global employment has lost its role as the center of life. We must get out of the old path dependencies. An enormous gain in quality of life for many has occurred.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/29/1883550…

Facebook Protest Billboard Tours San Francisco
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
Billboard reading "Don't Let Facebook ZUCK UP Our Elections" and other messages tours San Francisco and the Peninsula one day before Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Congress…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/29/1883549…

Saturday 8/15: Spiritualing Presents 'Sing for Justice'
Spiritualing | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
Hopin.to, online venue for virtual events…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/29/1883550…

Protests Continue Opposing SCPD Harassment of Vehicles
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/28/1883547…

Wednesday 8/12: Vote for the Earth: Climate Emergency, Racial Justice and Your Voting Power
Future Coaliton | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
Online via livestream: futurelive.us/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/30/1883550…

Thursday 7/30: #Free The Families: Release the Children, Reunite Families, Close All Border Camps Now
#WeAllGrow Latina & MomsRising | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
Online via Instagram livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/29/1883550…

Six Mayors Demand Congress Block Federal Agents From US Cities
Eoin Higgins | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/29/1883548…

Saturday 8/1: Amazonian caravan for worker safety, workers' rights & worker solidarity
Amazonians | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
1933 Davis St, San Leandro, CA 94577-1261, United States…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/29/1883548…

Wednesday 8/5: Femme Z: Gender Equity Summit for Femme Activists to Connect, Learn & Act for Change
Future Coalition: Gender Equity Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-07-30
Online via livestream: futurelive.us/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/29/1883548…

CIA Fabricated Russiagate 'Evidence', Says Former NSA Tech Chief
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-30
Bill Binney has now laid out, in this speech, the evidence that he wants to present in court against Barack Obama's CIA, that it defrauded Americans to believe in "Russiagate" (the allegation that Russia 'hacked' the computers of Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party officials and fed that information to Wikileaks and other organizations). Binney cites evidence, which, if true, conclusively proves that Russiagate was actually created fraudulently by the CIA's extensive evidence-tampering, which subsequently became covered-up by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in his investigations for the Democratic Party's fi…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/30/ci…

AFT willing to strike if teachers are forced into unsafe schools
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-29
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, …
peoplesworld.org/article/aft-willing-to-…

The Media Manipulator
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2020-07-29
Why Trump's Distractions May Not Save Him This Time…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-media-manipula…

New GOP Stimulus Bill Shows They Are Perfectly Happy to Watch You Die
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-07-29
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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/new-gop-stimulus-b…

Florida parents, teachers, students demand delay of school reopening as COVID cases rise
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-29
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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/28/florida-…

Florida parents, teachers, students demand delay of school reopening as COVID cases rise
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-29
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…
fightbacknews.org/2020/7/28/florida-pare…

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

How Covid-19 Could Upend Geopolitics
John Feffer | zcomm.org | 2020-07-29
This Changes Everything (or Nothing)…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-covid-19-could…

Democratic Leaders Have Blocked Real Healthcare Reform for Decades. Time to Give 'Em Hell
Jeff Cohen | zcomm.org | 2020-07-29
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.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/democratic-leaders…

No Moaning for the Barr
Marshall Sahlins | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-29
No Moaning for the Barr Trump is thy evening star, and when he calls for thee there will be no stopping of the Barr from bending at the knee. Night comes and voters bell and after that defeat and there will be no sadness of farewell when they retreat, for though from our country's place…
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Democrats Offer Half-Hearted Measures to Impending Eviction Crisis
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-29
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. | MPN- The best defense against a raging pandemic that has already claimed over 152,000 American lives is simply to stay home. But even this could soon become impossible for millions, as the United States is facing an impending eviction crisis of "biblical proportions," according to the H…
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A "Brazen Giveaway" GOP HEALS Act is a $30 Billion Bonanza for the Pentagon
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-29
The new $1 trillion GOP HEALS act includes billions for F-35 fighters, Apache Helicopters, and other welfare programs for the Pentagon. | MPN– On Monday the Senate GOP released their outline for a new $1 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. A successor to March's CARES Act, the 177-page document, named the HEALS Act, includes no funding for hazard pay,…
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Just Like With Healthcare, Democrats Offer Half-Hearted Measures to Impending Eviction Crisis
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-29
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.
mintpressnews.com/is-this-a-joke-just-li…

A "Brazen Giveaway" GOP HEALS Act is a $30 Billion Bonanza for the Pentagon
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-29
On Monday the Senate GOP released their outline for a new $1 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. A successor to March's CARES Act, the 177-page document, named the HEALS Act, includes no funding for hazard pay,…
mintpressnews.com/brazen-giveaway-gop-he…

Landmark Measure to Repeal 'Racist,' Anti-Choice Helms Amendment Hailed as Step to a 'More Equitable World'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-29
"Abortion care is healthcare and healthcare is a fundamental human right." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Coalition Sues to Block Trump's "Scorched-Earth Attack" on Bedrock Environmental Law
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-29
"We have consistently defeated this administration's relentless, vicious dismantling of safeguards for people and the environment, and we will do so again for this critically important law." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Civil Rights Icon Bernard Lafayette on His Friend John Lewis, Freedom Rides & Practicing Nonviolence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-29
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."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/29/bernard_l…

AG Bill Barr Grilled by House Lawmakers on Protest Crackdown, Voter Suppression & Pandemic Failures
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-29
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…
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Rev. Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church on Legacy of John Lewis & Ongoing Fight for Voting Rights
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-29
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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/29/rev_rapha…

Impressions From An Informal Meeting With Asma al-Assad, Syria
Eva Bartlett | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-29
I had been sitting in a small entrance room for what seemed less than a minute when the door opened and Syria's first lady, Her Excellency Asma al-Assad, greeted me with a warm smile, welcoming me inside a slightly larger sitting room. In official meetings I had had over the years in Syria, I was accustomed to a secretary or assistant escorting me into the meeting room. Asma al-Assad, however, does things up close and personal. | Over the years in Syria, I had heard from people I encountered that she and President Assad routinely meet with their fellow Syrians in crowded venues, mixing and engaging with the peopl…
thealtworld.com/eva_bartlett/impressions…

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

Yemen: A Torrent of Suffering in a Time of Siege
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2020-07-29
It's time for the world to demand an end to the policy-driven humanitarian crisis.
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Yemen: A Torrent of Suffering in a Time of Siege
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2020-07-29
The blue backpacks stand for each one of the children killed in the Saudi bombing attack on a school bus. They used a 500 pound bomb manufactured by Lockheed-Martin. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Video: Doctors from the #WhiteCoatSummit Host Second Press Conference at SCOTUS
Frontline Doctors | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-29
Watch the video here. | * | 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 …
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Crash the Economy, Burn the Cities, Infect the People: The Destabilization Plan to "Remake America"
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-29
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 …
globalresearch.ca/crash-economy-burn-cit…

Group of European MPs say 'no' to W.Bank annexation by Israel
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-29
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…
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U.S. Is Pushing for a New Provocation Against Serbia over the Kosovo Issue
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-29
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 …
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List of Targets Leaked: Israel Fears Worst in ICC War Crimes Investigation
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-29
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.
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'Feeding a Bedouin': Roy Oz and Israel's Outrageous Racism
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-29
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/29/feeding-a-be…

GOP Functioning as 'Mouthpiece of Business' Amid US' Dangerous Push for Jobs, School Openings
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-29
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.
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Imperialist Economic War Costs US Almost $200 Billion
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-29
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…
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Video: Hezbollah-Israeli Escalation on Lebanese Border. Rocket Strikes against US Bases in Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-29
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 …
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Iranian Military Exercises Prepare to Counter Aggression if Occurs
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-29
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 …
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White BLM activist tells black doctor at center of Covid-19 controversy: 'I'm more black than you on the inside'
rt.com | 2020-07-29
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.com/usa/496480-blm-protester-covid-do…

Taliban ceasefire brightens hopes for talks in Afghanistan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-29
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…
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Iran considers three-day Taliban ceasefire positive step
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-29
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.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161632/Iran-conside…

New Reports Suggest Libyan Warlord Khalifa Haftar is Working with Mossad
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-29
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.
mintpressnews.com/report-libya-warlord-k…

South African government to release funds following BidAir workers' protest
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-29
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/29/south-afr…

Killing Democracy in America
William Astore | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-29
The phrase "thinking about the unthinkable" has always been associated with the unthinkable cataclysm of a nuclear war, and rightly so. Lately, though, I've been pondering another kind of unthinkable scenario, nearly as nightmarish (at least for a democracy) as a thermonuclear Armageddon, but one that's been rolling out in far slower motion: that America's…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/29/killing-demo…

Trump's War on the Environment and Its Inhabitants
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-29
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/29/trumps-war-o…

Conspiracy Theories, GOP War on Facts, and Promotion of Ignorance
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2020-07-29
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…
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Some Concerns About Some Portland Tactics
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2020-07-29
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.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/some-concerns-abou…

John Lewis and the Edmund Pettus Bridge
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2020-07-29
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, . . . | Continue reading John Lewis and the Edmund Pettus Bridge at Workers.org
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Québec workers fight back against government's corporate-friendly COVID-19 response
Stéphane Doucet | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-29
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 …
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More Thought on the Post-Pandemic Economy
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-07-29
I have written before on…
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As COVID-19 cases surge, Mexico's AMLO has nowhere to turn
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-29
The response of Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to the COVID-19 pandemic has been puzzling. While Mexico surges to number six globally in terms of number of confirmed cases, with over 402,690, and number four in terms of COVID-19 related deaths, over 44,870, AMLO has called for the reopening of Mexico's economy. | 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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/29/as-covid-…

America's Brutal Police State Expands Its Reach In Portland
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-29
The way white moms in Portland are being treated has long been the norm for BIPOC people.
therealnews.com/stories/america-brutal-f…

2019 was the bloodiest year for environmental and land rights activists, says report
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-29
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/29/2019-was-…

The Death of a Meatpacker
Jamie Longazel | progressive.org | 2020-07-29
Rafael Benjamin gave his life–literally–to the company he worked for.
progressive.org/dispatches/death-of-a-me…

New Zealand's largest retail chain axes 1,080 jobs
wsws.org | 2020-07-29
Like other corporates, The Warehouse is using the pandemic and resulting economic downturn to accelerate job cuts and destroy working conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/29/nzjo…

Thousands suffer extreme rights abuses journeying to Africa's Mediterranean coast, say humanitarians
news.un.org | 2020-07-29
Thousands of refugees and migrants in eastern and western Africa, are dying while others face harrowing abuse in their attempts to reach the continent's Mediterranean coast in search of a better life, a joint UN/Danish Refugee Council report said on Wednesday.
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Major League Baseball confronted with major COVID-19 outbreak
wsws.org | 2020-07-29
Seventeen members of the Miami Marlins have tested positive for COVID-19 since the weekend, exposing a complete disregard for basic safety precautions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/29/mlb-…

Trump's Plan to Reopen Schools Puts Black Students at Risk
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2020-07-29
With Black people hit hardest by the pandemic, sending students back to school would be especially dangerous for Black children and their families.
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Johnson government scientific adviser claims UK schools should never have closed
wsws.org | 2020-07-29
The hostility among teachers and parents to the unsafe reopening of schools is being met with propaganda to confuse, disorient and dissipate opposition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/29/scho…

Cuba's Nobel Nomination and Baldwin's Call to "Begin Again"
Susan Babbitt | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-29
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…
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Racist guards attack Soledad prisoners
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-07-29
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, . . . | Continue reading Racist guards attack Soledad prisoners at Workers.org
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CPUSA co-chair Rossana Cambron sees potential for transformative moment in history
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-29
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/cpusa-co-chair-…

Prosecutors Disappoint During the Pandemic
Nicole Zayas Fortier | aclu.org | 2020-07-29
From the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, it was clear that the impact on people living and working in jails and prisons was potentially catastrophic. Advocates, including the ACLU, were sounding the alarm by early March in the United States. Five million people cycle through jails every year — where people live in close quarters and lack basic sanitary supplies — creating a petri dish for the transmission of COVID-19. Of course, prison walls can't contain the virus — which can just as easily…
aclu.org/news/criminal-law-reform/prosec…

Is Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton the next Trump?
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-29
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/is-arkansas-sen…

Julian Assange's Political Indictment: Old Wine in Older Bottles
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-29
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. Of late, the man most commonly associated with WikiLeaks' publication project cannot participate in any …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/julian-assang…

South Africa's restaurant sector reels under impact of COVID-19 restrictions
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-29
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/29/south-afr…

It Is Now the "Israel-led" Coalition that Is Destroying Yemen
Karin Brothers | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-29
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 …
globalresearch.ca/israel-led-coalition-d…

Attorney General Barr aggressively defends violent attacks on protesters in Portland
wsws.org | 2020-07-29
The White House remains the cockpit of a conspiracy to destroy democratic rights and establish authoritarian rule in the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/29/barr…

What led Argentina's Left Workers Front (FIT) to vote for banning criticism of Israel under the guise of combatting anti-Semitism?
wsws.org | 2020-07-29
The FIT legislators voted for a bill introduced by the right-wing Macristas to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism aimed at criminalizing opposition to Israel.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/29/fitu…

Laborers' Lives: Migrating Feet, Settled Grief
Jyoti Shinoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-29
In the slums of Mumbai where I grew up, the grocery store in our neighbourhood would fill up every evening, around 6 p.m. The year was 2000. Small buyers crowded the big shop — for a quarter kilo rice, red chilli powder and salt for one rupee, cooking oil worth a rupee or two, black mustard seeds…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/29/laborers-liv…

NEA chief: Trump's back-to-school command endangers kids, parents, teachers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-29
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/nea-chief-trump…

Security Council: Poverty deepens, along with need, across Syria
news.un.org | 2020-07-29
Humanitarian operations across war-shattered Syria are reaching 6.8 million people a month, but a worsening economic crisis is deepening poverty and pushing more and more Syrians into humanitarian need, the Security Council heard Wednesday.
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Don't. Side. With. The. Powerful
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-29
I had a weird dystopian dream recently where I was running away from these evil Agent Smith-type characters who looked just like normal people, so there was no way to recognize them; they could be an old man or a child or a librarian, or anyone. | 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…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/dont-si…

Does 'Operation Legend' signal growing fascistic threat?
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2020-07-29
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 . . . | Continue reading Does 'Operation Legend' signal growing fascistic threat? at Workers.org
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The White Black Nationalist Color Revolution
C.J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-29
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/the-white-bla…

Impasse in Congress over CARES 2
Editor | workers.org | 2020-07-29
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, . . . | Continue reading Impasse in Congress over CARES 2 at Workers.org
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Genocide of Colombia's social leaders continues unabated
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-29
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/29/genocide-…

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

Taxpayer-Funded Drug Research Should Require Open-Source Sharing by Big Pharma
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-07-29
LA Progressive BuzzFlash See article on original site As Donald Trump has the United States rushing ahead at "warp speed" on developing a vaccine, we are doing just about everything wrong, if the goal is to quickly produce a safe and effective vaccine that will be widely available throughout the world. We have taken the …
cepr.net/taxpayer-funded-drug-research-s…

Michigan Medicine laying off hundreds of workers despite ongoing pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-07-29
The medical center owned by the University of Michigan is cutting the jobs of hundreds of nurses, emergency technicians and other hospital workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/29/mich…

Mephistopheles of Wall Street: Goldman Sachs, 1MDB and the Malaysian Settlement
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-29
Malaysia's politicians were crowing. "We are confident that we are securing more money from Goldman Sachs compared to previous attempts, which were far below expectations," stated Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz.
counterpunch.org/2020/07/29/mephistophel…