2020-08-03: Social Media Postees

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Drive to reopen US schools continues despite mounting evidence of deadly consequences
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
More scientific research shows the immense dangers to the health and lives of teachers, students and parents by reopening schools while the pandemic continues out of control.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/scho…

At least 20 percent of US meatpackers may have contracted coronavirus
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
Over 50,000 food and agricultural workers have contracted COVID-19 in the United States, according to numbers compiled by the Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN).
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/meat…

US Border Patrol raids "No More Deaths" humanitarian aid camp in southern Arizona
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
Last week's operation is presumed to be in retaliation for the organization's recent exposure of the involvement of the paramilitary BORTAC force in a 2017 raid.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/bord…

Congress of millionaires robs the unemployed
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
Allowing federal supplemental benefits to expire for 30 million jobless workers shows the class character of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/pers…

The July days of the COVID-19 pandemic wreak havoc on the US
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
The month of July saw over 2 million cases of COVID-19 and rising fatality rates in the Sun Belt states, and the pandemic is shifting to the Midwest.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/pand…

Trade and tensions between the U.S. and China
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-08-03
The Donald Trump administration uses every mechanism to cut China out of the global supply chain, but nothing seems to be working as a resolute China is unwilling to back down and dismantle its technological gains.
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Honestly, Americans couldn't care less about Hong Kong
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-03
Hong Kong skyline taken from Kowloon site (Andre Vltchek) I just spent two weeks in the United States, investigating, analyzing the situation there. I worked in Washington D.C., Minneapolis, where Mr. George Floyd was murdered by deranged cops, in New York City and Boston. COVID-19 was at my tail, as the states kept opening and …
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Poland's "Lublin Triangle" Will Create Lots of Trouble for Russia-Belarus Relations
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
Poland's ambitions to restore its long-lost Great Power status in Europe received a fresh impetus following the establishment of the so-called "Lublin Triangle" between itself, Lithuania, and Ukraine that de-facto aims to revive the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as the core of …
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Accusations of TikTok meddling in U.S. elections reflect Trump's fear of losing
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-03
The entertainment app TikTok has been increasingly in the spotlight in recent weeks. Trump announced on Friday night that it would be banned from operating in the U.S. And on July 28 several Republican Senators demanded that the Trump administration investigate TikTok in order to assess the possibility of it meddling in the upcoming elections. | It's totally crazy to imagine that this video-sharing app could determine the next president of the United States, but the very fact that it's even being seriously discussed among leading legislators speaks to just how paranoid America has become after several years of…
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While Bolivia's coup regime lets its citizens die, Cuba has nearly defeated Covid-19
Ollie Vargas | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-03
A dispatch from Bolivia shows the staggering human toll of the military coup, as an incompetent US-backed regime leaves impoverished…
thegrayzone.com/2020/08/02/while-bolivia…

Another Hiroshima is coming — unless we stop it now
John Pilger | zcomm.org | 2020-08-03
Modern China's epic achievements, its defeat of mass poverty, and the pride and contentment of its people (measured forensically by American pollsters such as Pew) are willfully unknown or misunderstood in the West. This alone is a commentary on the lamentable state of Western journalism and the abandonment of honest reporting…
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Another Hiroshima Is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat …
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Iran's Khamenei: Not going to help Trump get Reelected by Negotiating
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-08-03
Khamenei said that even if Iran met all of Washington's demands, that would just encourage the insatiable American elite to start making new demands…
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American Troops to Leave Germany: Is It Goodbye or Just Auf Wiedersehen?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
The continued presence of tens of thousands of American military personnel in Europe seventy-five years after the end of the Second World War is rarely questioned either by politicians or the mainstream media. Currently there is little recollection of how, …
globalresearch.ca/american-troops-leave-…

Human Rights Defenders: Palestinian Eyewitness Testimony of the Execution of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Soldier, Elor Azaria
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
As illegal Jewish settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied city of Al Khalil (Hebron), the people of the Palestinian city continue to mount a campaign of popular resistance. One of the channels of resistance is Human Rights Defenders,…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/03/human-rights…

International Olympic Committee promotes Olympics with Nazi propaganda
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
The inclusion of clips from Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia film makes clear that attempts to sanitise the crimes of the National Socialists is not limited to the spheres of politics and academia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/rief…

Escalating Trump Regime Cold War on China
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
Until unparalleled US economic collapse occurred this year, Trump's reelection campaign likely planned to focus on the twin pillars of economic growth and rising equity market valuations. | Since January, the latter disconnected from collapse of the former. | Since early 2020, …
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Exempting Big Pharma from COVID-19 Vaccines Liability
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
House and Senate leaders are discussing whether to include this exemption for COVID-19 vaccines under development in new legislation likely to be passed and signed into law in the coming days. | Most likely, tort liability protection for Big Pharma will …
globalresearch.ca/exempting-big-pharma-c…

Red Flags Soar as Big Pharma Will be Exempt from COVID-19 Vaccine Liability Claims
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
Last week we warned readers to be cautious about new COVID-19 vaccines, highlighting how key parts of the clinical trials are being skipped as big pharma will not be held accountable for adverse side effects for administering the experimental drugs….
globalresearch.ca/red-flags-soar-big-pha…

In Zimbabwe, no one can breathe
Panashe Chigumadzi | zcomm.org | 2020-08-03
Unless the Zimbabwean state stops its looting, intimidation and suppression of dissent and finally responds to the needs of its people, it will soon face its greatest threat yet…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/in-zimbabwe-no-one…

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
John G. Russell | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
The name Homeland Security grates on a lot of people, understandably. Homeland isn't really an American word, it's not something we used to say or say now. It has a vaguely Teutonic ring — Ve must help ze Fuehrer protect ze Homeland! — and Republicans must always be on guard against sounding Teutonic. –Peggy Noonan The federal…
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Free Joy Powell! America's Political Prisoner for Fighting Police Brutality
Linda G. Ford | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
If you protest against police brutality in America, you are definitely going to get brutalized by the police. And lately, federal marshals, homeland security, ICE officers, and assorted militarized federal goons and thugs will pile on. If you led a movement against police brutality in Rochester, NY in 2006, like Rev. Joy Powell did, you…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/03/free-joy-pow…

10 new albums for a world in crisis
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-03
Here's a look back at July's political news and the best new albums that related to it.
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Voting Rights Activist LaTosha Brown: Trump Is Hellbent on Undermining Democracy to Win Reelection
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-03
With President Trump trailing in most polls, he tweeted recently that he was floating the idea of delaying the November election — something he cannot legally do — and continued his attacks on mail-in voting. "We have a president who is probably the most fascist president that we've ever had in this country," responds LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund and the BVM Capacity Building Institute. "He is hellbent on pushing the boundaries, whatever he needs to do, to undermine and undercut democracy."
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/3/latosha_br…

What If Trump Refuses to Accept a Biden Victory? A Look at How Electoral Chaos Could Divide Nation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-03
As President Trump floats the idea of delaying the election, we speak with Nils Gilman, historian and co-founder of Transition Integrity Project, which organized a bipartisan group of experts to game out what a contested November election might look like. "In every scenario except for the one where Biden won in a landslide, we ended up with severe electoral contestation, protests in the streets, crazy stories happening on social media, and the challenges went down to Inauguration Day," Gilman says.
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/3/nils_gilma…

"They Have No Evidence": Moroccan Journalist Omar Radi Jailed, Surveilled After Criticizing Gov't
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-03
Award-winning journalist and human rights activist Omar Radi spoke to us from Casablanca on July 16. Two weeks later, on July 29, last Wednesday, Moroccan authorities arrested him on what press freedom advocates call "retaliatory charges." Now a court has charged Radi with undermining state security by receiving foreign funding and collaborating with foreign intelligence, and also charged him with rape. He is reportedly being held in a prison that is a COVID hot spot, and has not been allowed to have visits from his lawyer or his parents. We feature our interview with Radi, which focuses in part on an Amnesty Int…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/3/omar_radi_…

Socialist Gloria La Riva Nominated by Peace and Freedom Party Convention
Maureen Smith | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
On August 1st, the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee nominated Socialist/Labor Activist Gloria La Riva to be on the California ballot in November as their candidate for U.S. President…
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We're Talking About Human Life Here. Unsafely Reopening Schools Is No Solution at All
Steven Singer | commondreams.org | 2020-08-03
Schoolchildren wearing protective mouth masks and face shields attend a course in a classroom at Claude Debussy college in Angers, western France, on May 18, 2020 after the country eased Covid-19 lockdown measures. (Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Writes to Me!
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
Years ago, Elizabeth Brennan Moynihan told me about her disgust with the Democratic Party's outside consultants. These consultants were not competent. They were arrogant, costly, and looking out first for their interests, not the candidates they were supposed to advance. She threw them out and personally took over her husband, Senator Daniel P. Moynihan's successful…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/03/speaker-nanc…

Vote for SEP candidates in the Sri Lankan national elections! Fight for a workers' and peasants' government and socialist internationalism!
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
The SEP is the only party in the elections advancing an international socialist program to fight the crisis created by COVID-19, defend democratic rights and oppose imperialist war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/slst…

15 Lessons From 15 Years of BDS
Alys Samson Estapé | zcomm.org | 2020-08-03
Fifteen years on, and during a time of global uprising against an entire system of racist exploitation and oppression, the BDS movement continues learning, adapting and growing, making connections, and exposing and challenging Israeli apartheid…
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White House engineering a takeover of TikTok by Microsoft
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
Under the White House's direction, Microsoft is preparing to acquire the video-sharing app TikTok in a forced-divestiture from its China-based company ByteDance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/tikt…

Chesa Boudin: Reformer in the San Francisco DA's Office
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
Only time will tell whether Chesa Boudin, the current San Francisco DA, really walks the walk and talks the talk in the tradition of legendary DA Terence Hallinan. But after six months in office–he took over in January 2020–Boudin is off to a good start. Hallinan, who died on January 17, 2020, would surely approve of…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/03/chesa-boudin…

The Coronavirus May be Novel, but It's the Same Old Foreign Policy
Ted Snider | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
U.S. foreign policy suffers from such tunnel vision that it is unable to change course even with the appearance of something as colossal as the COVID-19 pandemic. The American foreign policy response to the pandemic has ranged from the negative …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-may-novel-…

The Use and Abuse of President Donald Trump
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-03
In all of the bizarre and ridiculous iconography of our first cartoon President, Donald J. Trump, the photo-op of Trump holding an upside-down Bible in front of St John's (of Patmos?) Episcopal Church, near the White House, really takes the cake — and, perhaps, eats it, too. Of course, the whole scene was a fiasco …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/the-use-and-a…

European economy collapses as EU bails out the super-rich
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
Eurostat economic figures for the second quarter of 2020 show that Europe saw its deepest and most sudden economic collapse in history.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/euro…

Trump's Withdrawal From WHO: a Cover-Up for His Abject Failure on COVID-19
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
Microbes do not recognize borders. We are all safe only when everybody is safe. In a pandemic, to attack the only body we have for global cooperation endangers everyone. That is why the U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) is dangerous not only for the United States, but for all of the world.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/03/trumps-withd…

The Plunge in Consumption of Services Leads to a Record 32.9 Percent Drop in GDP
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/03/the-plunge-i…

Urban planning as a tool of white supremacy
Julian Agyeman | zcomm.org | 2020-08-03
Segregation in Minneapolis, like elsewhere in the U.S., is the result of historic practices such as the issuing of racialized real estate covenants that kept nonwhite people from buying or occupying land…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/urban-planning-as-…

Do Not Let Them Train You
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-03
Do not let the pundit train you how to feel. | Do not let the teacher train you how to think. | Do not let the preacher train you how to love. | Do not let the banker train you how to value. | Do not let Hollywood train you how to be. | Don't let them train you. | They were appointed by the powerful to teach you how to live | in a world that is small, too small for wild humans. | Too small for humans who haven't been house trained, | groomed, spayed and neutered, | and taught parlor tricks | like how to ignore life's intrinsic breathtaking majesty. | Too small for humans who perceive their own boundlessness, | th…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/do-not-…

Families fight for justice for five workers killed by wall collapse at UK Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
Tonnes of scrap metal had been stored in the adjacent bay, piled at double the recommended height against a wall of interlocking concrete blocks with no foundation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/shre…

What We Are Told and Not Told About the South China Sea
James ONeill | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
If war breaks out between China and the United States, there is a high probability that the precipitating factor will be the South China Sea. The United States is currently running another of its so-called "freedom of navigation" exercises in …
globalresearch.ca/what-we-told-not-told-…

This week in history: August 3-9
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
25 years ago: Croatia launches ethnic cleansing of Serbs On August 4, 1995, the Croatian Army launched Operation Storm, one of the last major campaigns of the Bosnian War. It was orchestrated by Croatian President Franjo Tudjman against the Serbian-inhabited Krajina region, which in 1991, during the initial breakup of Yugoslavia, had declared its independence from Croatia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/twih…

Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center intensive care unit head physician dies of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
Health care workers have been placed on the front lines of the pandemic as safety precautions such as social distancing have been lifted.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/merc…

Hong Kong delays legislative elections amid crackdown on democratic rights
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
Beijing is driven above all by fears that renewed protests in Hong Kong could spread to the mainland.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/hong…

Scottish government prepares to reopen schools as new COVID-19 spikes emerge
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
The government intends to re-open all primary and secondary schools by August 18, despite COVID-19 outbreaks in call centres, distribution centres, pubs and care homes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/scot…

America's 'Untouchables': the Silent Power of the Caste System
Isabel Wilkerson | zcomm.org | 2020-08-03
More than a century and a half before the American Revolution, a human hierarchy had evolved on the soil of the future United States. To comprehend the current upheavals one must understand the human pyramid encrypted into us all: the caste system.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/americas-untouchab…

A clear message from West Bank mosque burning: Palestinians must disappear
Amira Hass | zcomm.org | 2020-08-03
The arsonists' indirect message is: Look at us, we do whatever we like and will continue to do it, because the police won't bother to search for us and the army won't turn us in. And if they do catch us, they won't prosecute us, and if they do prosecute, the judges will find an excuse to acquit us.
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Take on the Tech Mob Now or Perish
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
Six months into a global pandemic, the US economy just took its most grievous hit on record, while Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook only added wealth. In just three months, April through June, so many workers were furloughed, laid off or forced to work and school from home, that the economy shriveled by 32.9% or…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/03/take-on-the-…

Fires Are Raging in the Amazon–Again
Diego Gonzaga | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
One year has passed since the world was shocked by the images of the fires blazing across the Amazon in Brazil. But since then, the forest hasn't stopped burning –and 2020 could be even more devastating for the rainforest and …
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Pulling US Troops Out of Germany: Trump Adjusts the Military Furniture
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
One noisy theme in the Donald Trump Disruption Show in an otherwise chaotic assemblage of messages has remained fairly constant: winding back US troop commitments. The US has fought its complement of wars, bloodied and bloodying. Time to up stakes …
globalresearch.ca/pulling-out-germany-tr…

Accountability is Gone in America
Karen J. Greenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
Whether you consider the appalling death toll or the equally unacceptable rising numbers of Covid-19 cases, the United States has one of the worst records worldwide when it comes to the pandemic. Nevertheless, the president has continued to behave just as he promised he would in March when there had been only 40 deaths from…
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A Wrong Message for the Pandemic
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
Public health messages addressed to the general population should be clear and unambiguous. This is particularly important in times of a pandemic like that caused by the coronavirus. Millions of lives are at stake. One of the messages, "social distancing," widely used by public health authorities during the present pandemic, exemplifies this shortcoming. It should…
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The Resistible Rise of Nuclear Gangsters…and Their Downfall
Linda Pentz Gunter | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
It would be tempting to describe last week's nuclear scandals — in three states — as something out of the Wild West. But Al Capone's Chicago would be a more accurate analogy. While no actual shots were fired, some pretty powerful metaphorical ones were, warnings that engaging in criminal racketeering and fraud to fleece ratepayers…
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The Spirit of Apollo-Soyuz Is Alive… With the Russia/China Space Alliance
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
Forty five years ago, Cold Warriors in the Pentagon and CIA shook their fists angrily at the stars- and for good reason. | On July 17, 1975 the first international handshake was occurring in space between Russian Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov and …
globalresearch.ca/sprit-apollo-soyuz-ali…

Honda orders office workers at Marysville, Ohio plant to man assembly lines as COVID-19 spreads
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
As the pandemic ravages the workforce, management has pressed some office staff to work inside the plant.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/hond…

Can the International Criminal Court Hold the Trump Administration in Contempt?
Uzay Yasar Aysev | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
On June 11, President Donald Trump issued an executive order (E.O.) authorizing the imposition of sanctions in the form of visa/travel restrictions and asset freezes targeting International Criminal Court (ICC) officials as well as other persons that contribute to the …
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US credit outlook rated "negative" as concerns mount over dollar's global role
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
The Fitch credit rating agency said high fiscal deficits, already present before the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, have started to "erode the traditional credit strength of the US."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/doll…

Brazilian Amazon Drained of Millions of Wild Animals by Criminal Networks: Report
Sharon Guynup | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
The Brazilian Amazon is hemorrhaging illegally traded wildlife according to a new report released Monday. Each year, thousands of silver-voiced saffron finches and other songbirds, along with rare macaws and parrots, are captured, trafficked and sold as pets. Some are …
globalresearch.ca/brazilian-amazon-drain…

Crisis and Virus: COVID-19 in context
Carlo Fanelli | mronline.org | 2020-08-03
"Now this liberal virus, which pollutes contemporary social thought and eliminates the capacity to understand the world, let alone to transform it, has profoundly penetrated the whole of the 'historical left' formed in the aftermath of the Second World War" (Samir Amin, 2003, 41)…
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The Unemployment Crisis Is a True National Emergency
Jon Schwarz | zcomm.org | 2020-08-03
The incompetent criminals ruling the U.S. are about to push millions of Americans off a terrifying financial cliff…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-unemployment-c…

Missing in Action: Accountability Is Gone in America
Karen J. Greenberg | zcomm.org | 2020-08-03
All told, Trump has been a perfect model in deflecting all responsibility, even as the death toll soared over 150,000 with more than four million cases reported nationwide and no end in sight…
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Reviving Soviet-era Confrontation with the United States, Russia Exposes Its Weakness in Africa
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
In her weekly media briefing July 23, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova criticized United States support for educational programs, media and NGOs in Africa. In addition, Zakharova said | "the allocation of grants fits into the White House's efforts to promote | …
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Major League Baseball season on brink of collapse as COVID-19 continues to spread
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
New positive cases have continued to emerge since the first outbreak in the Miami Marlins, causing postponement of 20 percent of last weekend's games.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/mlb-…

Nicaragua Targeted for US Overthrow in 2020-21
S. Brian Willson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
The USA failed State continues to seek destruction of Nicaragua (among other nations such as Venezuela, Cuba, Syria and Iran, who refuse to obey US demands for neoliberal privatization that enrich the already rich. | Introduction | George Washington, who waged …
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Renouncing White Privilege: A Left Critique of Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility"
David Barber | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
White supremacy is not only white over black, it is also the small number of rich whites over the much larger number of poor and working class whites. In return for a guarantee that the latter group of whites will suffer the many calamities of life afflicting working people in a capitalist society less intensely and less frequently than do black people and people of color, the poor and working class whites will not challenge the rule of the rich.
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Vietnam struggles to contain rapid resurgence of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
After three months of no confirmed cases, Vietnam is witnessing a nationwide spread of the virus due to a new outbreak in the city of Da Nang.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/viet…

The Black Caucus and the dictatorship of (White) capital
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2020-08-03
Black politics does not exist in the Democratic Party, because the duopoly system serves only the corporate rulers.
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"This tragedy was avoidable" at UK Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
The wall collapsed on the five workers. Another worker was trapped and received a serious leg injury. One survivor suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/mank…

BDS activist's detention extended for 15 days by military court in Israel
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-03
An Israeli military court approved a request by Israeli domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet to hold Mahmoud Nawajaa for 15 days. Nawajaa was illegally abducted from his home on July 30…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/03/bds-activ…

The Invisible Man: A woman struck by an "unseen hand"
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
The Invisible Man feeds on the #MeToo mood, becoming the latest entry in what one critic calls "boom times for feminist revenge narratives."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/invi…

Their Heroes and Ours: California's Health Care Crisis
Cal Winslow | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
Patients and visitors to Sutter Health's shiny new hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif., are greeted with large banners, "Heroes Work Here." This no doubt is true. At Kaiser Permanente's hospitals we learn much the same, the giant HMO has awarded itself Five Stars for service. And this of course is all about Covid-19. California's new spike in Covid cases is centered in Los Angeles, but it has moved throughout the state, including into the sprawl that follows US 101 through Sonoma County's wine country.
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COVID-19 and the Reification of the US-China "Cold War"
Dr. Giulio Pugliese | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
Abstract | The implications of the pandemic for US-China relations are relevant for global peace and prosperity, well beyond the Asia-Pacific. Rather than joining forces against the pandemic, COVID-19 is among the factors that have widened the rift between the United …
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Islamic State militants claim responsibility for attack on Afghan prison
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-03
In an attack which began on Sunday evening, terrorists slammed an explosive-laden vehicle to enter a prison in Jalalabad province. As many as 24 people were killed and 43 sustained injuries in the ensuing fighting…
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Iran exports 2nd non-oil cargo to Oman via Sirik port
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-03
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Governor of Sirik said on Monday that the second shipment of Iran's non-oil goods was exported via Sirik Port Complex to the Sultanate of Oman.
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Ulyanov reacts to Dubowitz's remarks on Iran nuclear deal
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-03
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said that the atomic opportunities were given to Iran by NPT are absolutely legitimate.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161809/Ulyanov-reac…

'US unilateral anti-Iranian sanctions unfair'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-03
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Naming the unilateral US sanctions against Iran 'unfair', the Austrian Ambassador to Iran Stefan Schulz voiced readiness of 250 Austrian firms for establishing economic relations with Iran.
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'Exodus' to participate at Intl. Human Rights FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-03
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Bahman Kiarostami's documentary 'Exodus' will be screened at the fourth edition of the Taiwan International Human Rights Film Festival in September 2020.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161799/Exodus-to-pa…

Police bust 400kg of drugs in Yazd province
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-03
TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — The police forces of Yazd province in central Iran have seized 401 kilograms of illicit drugs in two separate operations.
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Iran registers 2,598 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-03
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,598 people and claimed 215 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.
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Drive-in movie theater in Qeshm Island
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-03
QESHM, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Qeshm Island, southern Iran, has launched its first drive-in movie theater to help cinema aficionados watch their favorite movies while observing health protocols during the coronavirus pandemic.
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PCR certification mandatory for Iraqis entering Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-03
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Iraqi ministry of transport has made it mandatory for all Iraqis aimed at traveling to Iran to take Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to diagnose infection by the lethal respiratory coronavirus before taking the trip.
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Oil industry activities on track despite sanctions: Zanganeh
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-03
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says Iran's oil industry activities have been going on strongly in the past two years since the US pulled out of the nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions.
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VP Sattari unveils 3 artificial intelligence system
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-03
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The Vice President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari has unveiled three artificial intelligence system, namely 'Saha', 'Sahab' and 'Hooshio' on Sunday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161795/VP-Sattari-u…

90 minute COVID-19 tests: Government orders 5.8 million DnaNudge kits
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-08-03
The government has placed a £161 million order for 5.8 million high-speed DnaNudge COVID-19 test kits to be used in NHS hospitals from September.
imperial.ac.uk/news/201073/90-minute-covid-19-tests-government-orders

Black Women's March in Vallejo
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Rally and march on Vallejo waterfront…
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Wednesday 8/5: Black and Brown Unity: West Cliff March & Speakout
#BlackAndBrownUnity | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Cowell's Beach parking lot, Santa Cruz…
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Shut It Down! Workers Shut Amazon DSF4 For Health/Safety & Living Wages
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Amazonians and workers shutdown the Amazon DSF4 warehouse on August 1, 2020 to protest the lack of health and safety and slave labor wages…
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How to generate unemployment and deflation
Heiner Flassbeck, R Reich and A Neubacher | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
The theory put forward by fair-weather philosophers that the pandemic will be a salutary shock leading to a better, more sustainable world is wrong. Forced renunciation and economic decline do not make anything better. Less is not more, but less. Corona is not an opportunity, it is an evil. We can only hope that one day it will pass.
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Monday 8/3: #MoralMonday Action: Demand COVID Relief & Stop McConnell's Misery, Meanness & Mayhem Now!
Poor People's Campaign | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Online via livestream…
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Tuesday 8/4: Yes on Prop. 16 Kickoff Rally: Equal Opportunity for All Californians
Yes on Prop 16 and others | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Online via Zoom…
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Housing Emergency Prevails Over Contracts
Legal Beagle | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Home Building and Loan Association vs. Blaisdell, 290 U.S. 398 (1934) stated in an appeal of the Minnesota Mortgage Moratorium Law of 1933, during the emergency declared to exist, relief may be had through authorized judicial proceedings with respect to foreclosures of mortgages, and execution sales, of real estate; that sales may be postponed and periods of redemption may be extended. In other words, the emergency took precedence over the contracts clause of the Constitution.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/02/1883558…

Saturday 8/8: COULD THE 2020 ELECTION BE STOLEN? Webinar August 8th
Allan Rees | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Live Interactive Online Webinar Saturday, August 8th…
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Monday 8/3: We Are All Learning: Practical Futures For Public Safety in Santa Cruz
Kayla Kumar | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Online Event | stanford.zoom.us/j/92675673025?pwd=dmVRY…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/02/1883559…

Saturday 8/8: Shut Down CA's Concentration Camps: Statewide Day of Action for Immigrant Justice (SF)
Free Them All Coalition- Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
There will be an initial meeting/rally at Justin Herman Plaza and then we will march to the ICE building for another rally. | Please stay tuned for details on a supporting car caravan, led by the SF LowRider Council, which will likely start in the mission and meet up with the march at the ICE building. | Please also stay tuned for actions you can take from home in the days before the action. | Thank you for taking action! #FreeThemAll…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/01/1883556…

Monday 8/3: Rally and March for the UCSC 41
USWUSC | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
UC Santa Cruz | 1156 High St, Santa Cruz…
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Monday 8/3: Remove George Washington Statue: Watsonville Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting
Remove George Washington Bust | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
City of Watsonville Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting | (Online)…
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Tuesday 8/18: Women's Suffrage: The Road from Ratification to the Reality Over the Last 100 Years
Women's Museum of California | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Online…
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Trump and the GOP are suppressing the vote for November election
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Mark Dimondstein Testimony, President Of American Postal Workers Union:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/02/1883557…

Saturday 8/8: Support Haiti's Campaign for Dignity! Virtual Fundraiser for UNIFA's Teaching Hospital
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund | indybay.org | 2020-08-03
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/02/1883557…

Scandalous #MeToo activist accused of creating FAKE Twitter account of bisexual Native American professor who 'died' of Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-08-03
A controversial #MeToo activist has been accused of operating a Twitter account belonging to a non-existent bisexual Native American professor. Suspicions were raised after she announced that her 'friend' had died from Covid-19. | BethAnn McLaughlin, a neuroscientist who founded the nonprofit group MeTooSTEM, allegedly created a fictional professor at Arizona State University (ASU), and tweeted as the imaginary anthropologist under the handle @Sciencing_Bi. | In an emotional eulogy for her purportedly made-up comrade, McLaughlin waxed poetic about how her friend worked tirelessly to help indigenous women overc…
rt.com/usa/496931-professor-coronavirus-…

Chicago Dunkin' Donuts employee loses job, faces battery charges after trooper finds 'thick piece of mucus' in cup
rt.com | 2020-08-03
A Dunkin' employee in Chicago has been arrested on several charges, including battery to a peace officer, after he allegedly spat into a coffee cup he then gave to an unsuspecting state trooper. | The incident that cost Vincent J. Sessler, 25, his job at Dunkin' took place on Thursday evening, when a Chicago trooper decided to treat himself to a large cup of black coffee. | Also on rt.com | | 'War zone': 14 injured in crossfire as Chicago funeral attendees fire back at drive-by shooters (VIDEO) | When the officer was handed the cup, the drink was stea…
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Chicago Dunkin' Donuts employee loses job, faces 'battery' charges after trooper finds 'thick piece of mucus' in cup
rt.com | 2020-08-03
A Dunkin' employee in Chicago has been arrested on several charges, including battery to a peace officer, after he allegedly spat into a coffee cup he then gave to an unsuspecting state trooper. | The incident that cost Vincent J. Sessler, 25 his job at Dunkin' took place on Thursday evening, when a Chickago trooper decided to treat himself to a large black cup of coffee. | Also on rt.com | | 'War zone': 14 injured in crossfire as Chicago funeral attendees fire back at drive-by shooters (VIDEO) | When the officer was handed out the cup, the drink was…
rt.com/usa/496929-dunkin-donuts-saliva-b…

Portland records highest number of monthly murders in 'OVER 30 YEARS' as city slashes police budget
rt.com | 2020-08-03
Portland saw the highest number of homicides in July in more than three decades, officials say. The uptick in violence has strained police resources, which have already suffered from budget cuts. | The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is investigating 15 murders that occurred in July, making the month one of the deadliest for the city in recent memory, local newspaper the Oregonian reported. The city has registered 24 homicides so far this year, meaning that last month alone accounted for more than half of the city's violent deaths in 2020. | July also saw 63 shootings, compared to 28 during the same month last ye…
rt.com/usa/496961-portland-homicides-rec…

TikTok planning London headquarters, according to reports
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-03
TikTok is planning to open a headquarters in London, according to reports, as the social media app continues to try and distance itself from China. | The move could put the UK at odds with US president Donald Trump as the video platform is at the centre of a row in the US over alleged links to the Chinese state and Trump is threatening to ban the app. | But reports suggest the UK is set to give the green light to a new headquarters for the service in London, with key executives relocating to the UK as part of the move. | TikTok declined to comment on its plans. | Last month, the app's head of public policy for Eu…
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Khan 'surprised' over plans to use M25 to seal off London if Covid-19 surges
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-03
The mayor of London has written to the prime minister to express "great surprise" that the government reportedly plans to use the M25 to seal off the capital if there is a spike in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections. | Sadiq Khan also pointed out that it has been 12 weeks since he was invited to a Cobra meeting as he warned against "riding roughshod over democratically elected representatives". | The Times reported that Boris Johnson held a "war game" session with chancellor Rishi Sunak on 29 July to run through possible options in the event of a second wave, and measures are said to include lockdown-like conditio…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Forest Plan Failure in the Montana Rockies
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-03
The recently released Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Service (HLCNF) plan is a huge disappointment by recommending only 153,000 acres out of 1,500,000 eligible aces of the forest for new wilderness. The Forest Service did not recommend wilderness for many deserving areas like the Elkhorn Mountains, Teton/Blackleaf along the Rocky Mountain Front, Camas Creek in…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/03/forest-plan-…

Eat before you die! Try out these mouth-watering Turkish Eid | dishes
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-03
After celebrating Eid al-Ahda, the Muslim holiday of Sacrifice, we've tried out Turkish cuisine once more. And once more, we have fallen in love with the luscious flavors.As we have every year during Eid, we invite you to try out the unique flavors of Turkey's diverse cities. This year, we are pleased to share two new recipes with you and your family.Lamb neck soup (Gerdan Paàßasƒ±) from the Adana provinceINGREDIENTS2 pieces lamb neck 5 garlic cloves5 tablespoons oil3 tablespoons flour3 tablespoons butter1 lemonStale bread2 liters water 1 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon red pepper1 dessert spoon…
yenisafak.com/en/news/eat-before-you-die…

'Talks between India, Pakistan, China vital for peace in Kashmir'
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-03
Former Indian government interlocutor Mohammad Mukhtar Ansari (MM Ansari) has said that India's last year's decision to annex Jammu and Kashmir was tantamount to breaching a sacred trust and understanding between the two sovereign states.In an exclusive conversation with Anadolu Agency a year after Indian government's last year Aug. 5 decisions, he said while the constitutional provision was rescinded to ensure faster development and containing militancy, the objectives have not been realized."The objective of restoring peace has therefore not been realized. Likewise, socioeconomic activities have also suffered d…
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Turkey regrets US firm's signing oil deal with YPG/PKK
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-03
Turkey Monday denounced a US firm's signing a deal with YPG/PKK-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to extract, process and produce oil in northeastern Syria."We deeply regret the US support to this step, disregarding international law, violating territorial integrity, unity and sovereignty of Syria, as well as being considered within the scope of financing terrorism. This act, which cannot be justified by any legitimate motive, is utterly unacceptable" the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement.Turkey's remarks came after media reports that the US-based company Delta Crescent Energy LLC signed a contract wi…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-regrets-us-…

Vietnam says it has no plans for widespread lockdown
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-03
Vietnam has no plans for a widespread lockdown and will only put areas considered epicentres under strict quarantine, the government's spokesperson said on Monday."We will only implement social distancing in areas considered virus epicentres, and will not pursue a widespread lockdown," Mai Tien Dung, the government's spokesman, told a monthly press conference on Monday.Dung said selective lockdown measures would allow the government to achieve the dual goals of containing the virus and boosting the economy at the same time."If there's an infection in a hamlet, we will lock down that hamlet only, not the whole dis…
yenisafak.com/en/world/vietnam-says-it-h…

French PM Castex urges vigilance as COVID-19 'is not on holiday'
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-03
Prime Minister Jean Castex urged France on Monday to remain as vigilant as possible against COVID-19, which has shown signs of a resurgence in the country, as the virus was "not on holiday"."We must not let our guard down," Castex told reporters in Lille, where masks are now compulsory in many of the northern city's pedestrian areas and parks."The virus is not on holiday, and neither are we," he said, adding it was vital that France avoided another nationwide shutdown.The southern city of Nice on Monday also made wearing masks outdoors compulsory in many areas, including parts of the Promenade des Anglais, a popu…
yenisafak.com/en/news/french-pm-castex-u…

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-03
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Early August "decisive" for VietnamVietnam is in the midst of a "decisive" fight against the coronavirus, the prime minister said, with the focus on the central city of Danang where infections have appeared in four factories.Authorities are battling several new clusters of infection linked to the city, a tourism hotspot, after going more than three months without detecting any domestic transmission.State of emergency, curfew in MelbourneAustralia's second-biggest city, Melbourne, entered its first day of tougher restrictions to contain the spread of a r…
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WHO urges mothers to breastfeed even if infected with COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-03
"WHO recommends that mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be encouraged the same as all other mothers to initiate or continue breastfeeding," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference.As the world marks breastfeeding awareness week, Tedros said "the many benefits of breastfeeding for newborn babies and children substantially outweigh the potential risks of COVID-19 infections".
yenisafak.com/en/life/who-urges-mothers-…

Man suspected to be armed takes hostage in Kyiv bank
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-03
A man suspected to be armed took a hostage in a bank office in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Monday but has made no demands yet, deputy interior minister Anton Gerashchenko said.Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook that the man came to the bank at midday, told employees there he had a bomb in his backpack and asked them to call police."Employees of the banking institution left the office while the head of the branch remained there (as hostage). Police have begun negotiations with the terrorist and asked him to surrender," Gerashchenko said.Later he told a local television that the man demanded to give interviews to jou…
yenisafak.com/en/world/man-suspected-to-…

Nobel laureate, former N.Ireland party leader John Hume dies
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-03
Nobel peace laureate and former leader of Irish nationalist Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDPL) John Hume has died on Monday, according to a statement from his former party."We are deeply saddened to announce that John passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning after a short illness," a statement from the SDLP said.Hume was born in Northern Ireland in 1937 and he was regarded as an important figure in recent political history in the region.Hume, as the leader of the SDLP, was one of the key architects of the 1998 Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement that ended decades of sectarian violence in North…
yenisafak.com/en/world/nobel-laureate-fo…

One person is dying of COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran: state TV
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-03
One person is dying from COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran, state television said on Monday, as the Health Ministry reported 215 new deaths from the disease and state media warned of a lack of proper social distancing.Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari was quoted by the state TV as saying the 215 deaths in the past 24 hours took the combined death toll to 17,405 in Iran, and the number of confirmed cases rose by 2,598 to 312,035.State television showed several Iranians in a busy Tehran street without wearing face masks or social distancing.Some experts have doubted the accuracy of Iran's official corona…
yenisafak.com/en/world/one-person-is-dyi…

When You Have Diabetes, Even a Routine Police Encounter Can Turn Fatal
Natalie Shure | thenation.com | 2020-08-03
When You Have Diabetes, Even a Routine Police Encounter Can Turn Fatal…
thenation.com/article/society/diabetes-p…

Should the World Boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics?
Dave Zirin, Jules Boykoff | thenation.com | 2020-08-03
Should the World Boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics?
thenation.com/article/society/beijing-ol…

The Philosophical Leftovers of Gilles Deleuze
Andrew Marzoni | thenation.com | 2020-08-03
The Philosophical Leftovers of Gilles Deleuze…
thenation.com/article/culture/gilles-del…

Paying for the pandemic: Young people, hugs and housing
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-08-03
Youth & students Darren Saffin Chloe DSIssue 1275 Australia JobKeeper JobSeekerAugust 3, 2020The economic and social impacts of the COV…
greenleft.org.au/content/paying-pandemic…

Former Reuters bureau chief speaks at free Julian Assange rally
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-08-03
Democracy Carrie-Ann SmithIssue 1275 Australia Wikileaks Collateral Murder HobartAugust 3, 2020Reuter's former bureau chief in Bagdad…
greenleft.org.au/content/former-reuters-…

Selected Articles: The Anti-China Rhetoric
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-03
COVID-19 and the Reification of the US-China "Cold War" | By Dr. Giulio Pugliese, August 03, 2020 | The implications of the pandemic for US-China relations are relevant for global peace and prosperity, well beyond the Asia-Pacific. Rather than joining forces …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-anti…

COVID-19 "state of disaster" imposed across Australian state of Victoria
wsws.org | 2020-08-03
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton characterised the sweeping measures as "shock and awe."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/03/disa…

Thousands at Risk of COVID-19 Escalating in ICE "Superspreader" Detention Centers as US States Hit Highest Daily Records—and ICE Deportation Flights Into Central and South America Continue
commondreams.org | 2020-08-03
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Cerebral Micro-Structural Changes in COVID-19 Patients — An MRI-based 3-month Follow-up Study
Yiping Lu, Xuanxuan Li, Daoying Geng, Nan Mei, Pu-Yeh Wu, Chu-Chung Huang, Tianye Jia, Yajing Zhao, Dongdong Wang, Anling Xiao, Bo Yin | thelancet.com | 2020-08-03
Study findings revealed possible disruption to micro-structural and functional brain integrity in the recovery stages of COVID-19, suggesting the long-term consequences of SARS-CoV-2.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30228-5/fulltext?rss=yes

Layperson reversal of opioid overdose supported by smartphone alert: A prospective observational cohort study
David G. Schwartz, Janna Ataiants, Alexis Roth, Gabriela Marcu, Inbal Yahav, Benjamin Cocchiaro, Michael Khalemsky, Stephen Lankenau | thelancet.com | 2020-08-03
Our findings support the benefits of equipping community members, potentially witnessing suspected opioid overdose, with naloxone and an emergency response community smartphone app, alerting EMS and nearby laypersons to provide additional naloxone.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30218-2/fulltext?rss=yes

Top Iranian aide praises Turkey's Hagia Sophia move
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-02
A senior advisor to Iran's supreme leader on Sunday congratulated Turkey for reopening the Hagia Sophia Mosque after 86 years as a museum."We congratulate the Turkish people for this important Islamic success," Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to Ali Khamenei told Iranian state television.Velayati also criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for recent comments urging Ankara to reconvert the Hagia Sophia into a museum."His ancestors converted all museums of the world into churches. The Hagia Sophia, which has been a mosque for 500 years, will remain as a mosque until the apocalypse," Velayati stressed.Ankara has…
yenisafak.com/en/world/top-iranian-aide-…

Humanitarian Camp Raided by Border Patrol and BORTAC, 30+ People Arrested
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-08-02
Arivaca, AZ — The government ramped up its efforts to stop humanitarian workers on the U.S.-Mexico border and raided the 'No More Deaths' aid station, Byrd Camp, arresting over 30 people. | The Friday, July 31 raid featured the U.S. Border Patrol, an armored vehicle, two…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/humanitarian-camp-raided-by-border-patrol-and-bortac-30-people-arrested/

Border Patrol Agents Raid No More Deaths Migrant Aid Camp
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-02
The humanitarian group No More Deaths said an aid camp it operates for migrants crossing the desert was raided and then surrounded by Border Patrol agents. The group said the move as an escalation of tensions at a time when the aid they provide is vital. | Byrd Camp is located near Arivaca and serves as a medical aid site for people passing through one of the deadliest desert corridors of the borderland. | No More Deaths volunteer Emily Saunders said Border Patrol usually allows activities there to continue. But in late July, agents entered the property and arrested a migrant receiving care.
popularresistance.org/border-patrol-agen…

"We Are On the Cusp of Something Great"
Nikita Mitchell | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
"The demand to defund the police and fund the people has real traction. It's not a new demand, but it has become a unified rallying cry."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-are-on-the-cusp…

Media's "Cancel Culture" Debate Obscures Direct Threats to First Amendment
Alan MacLeod | commondreams.org | 2020-08-02
A scene from the Netflix documentary Immigration Nation. (Image: screenshot/Netflix) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump is Mussolini, riots are peaceful, but federal agents are terrorists — top black Democrat turns to trite #Resistance rhetoric
rt.com | 2020-08-02
Rep. Jim Clyburn was a key figure behind securing Joe Biden's nomination, and will be instrumental in picking his running mate. However, his views of late are show denial of reality and falling back on #Resistance tropes. | Jim Clyburn's name carries gravitas in both Washington and his home state of South Carolina. Clyburn's endorsement is considered to have pushed Joe Biden ahead of Bernie Sanders in the state's primary election, securing him the black vote. The veteran lawmaker and House Majority Whip is expected to vet Biden's eventual choice of running mate, given Biden has promised to consider a black wom…
rt.com/usa/496923-clyburn-trump-mussolin…

'The Clock Is Ticking': Bernie Sanders Calls on Senate to Act Quickly on Covid Relief Bill
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-08-02
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Fake Coronavirus Data, Fear Campaign. Spread of the COVID-19 Infection
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
Do not let yourself be misled by the fear campaign, pointing to a Worldwide coronavirus calamity with repeated "predictions" that hundreds of thousands of people are going to die. | According to the WHO, the death rate pertaining to Seasonal Influenza globally is between 6 to 12 times higher than COVID-19.
globalresearch.ca/fake-coronavirus-data-…

'Trump's troops are breaking the law and creating chaos'
Janine Jackson | mronline.org | 2020-08-02
Janine Jackson interviewed legal scholar Marjorie Cohn about secret police in Portland for the July 24, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.
mronline.org/2020/08/02/trumps-troops-ar…

Seattle's "Bolshevik Revolution"
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
"We are coming to dismantle this deeply oppressive, racist, sexist, utterly bankrupt system of capitalism. We cannot and will not stop until it is dismantled, and we replace it with a socialist world, based on solidarity, genuine democracy, and equality." …
globalresearch.ca/seattle-bolshevik-revo…

American Troops to Leave Germany: Is It Goodbye or Just Auf Wiedersehen?
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-02
The continued presence of tens of thousands of American military personnel in Europe seventy-five years after the end of the Second World War is rarely questioned either by politicians or the mainstream media. Currently there is little recollection of how, after the war ended, soldiers from Britain, France, the U.S. and the Soviet Union occupied Germany, each in a designated zone. Germany's capital Berlin was divided into four sectors, each with a foreign military occupying force. I was a part of that occupation force from 1968 through 1971, serving in the U.S. Army's Berlin Brigade as part of the 430th Military…
thealtworld.com/philip_giraldi/american-…

Human Rights Defenders
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
Palestinian Eyewitness Testimony of the Execution of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Soldier, Elor Azaria…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/human-rights-defen…

Pompeo, Trump unleash new phase of aggression vs. China
Ken Hammond | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-02
Pompeo openly called for regime change in China, saying that "if we don't change China, China will change us."
liberationnews.org/pompeo-trump-unleash-…

Are Russia And US Different When It Comes To Election Meddling?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-02
On this week's installment of "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer challenges guest David Shimer on the fundamental conclusions of his new book, "Rigged: America, Russia and 100 Years of Covert Electoral Interference," regarding the "intentions" for US covert operations versus those of the Soviet Union/Russia. | Excerpted and lauded in the New York Times and elsewhere in the mainstream media, "Rigged" outlines covert operations in various countries by both nation-states, including American interference in 1970s Chile and post-World War II Italy, among others, but has been best reviewed for its deep dive into Russ…
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Insurance industry profits over people's lives: Democrats reject Medicare for All
Elaheh Farmand | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-02
What people need is not more profits for private companies and corporate bailouts, but a universal, socialist healthcare system.
liberationnews.org/insurance-industry-pr…

Socialist Gloria La Riva Nominated by Peace and Freedom Party Convention
Maureen Smith | indybay.org | 2020-08-02
On August 1st, the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee nominated Socialist/Labor Activist Gloria La Riva to be on the California ballot in November as their candidate for U.S. President…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/02/1883561…

'Socialist Trump?' Trump says 'changes must be made soon' to tackle income disparity in rare dig at 1-percenters
rt.com | 2020-08-02
US President Donald Trump said he agrees that the income gap between billionaires and the rest of Americans has grown too big, vowing to take action "soon" in a tweet that left his detractors puzzled. | "I actually agree with this. Too much income disparity. Changes must be made, and soon!" Trump wrote on Saturday, retweeting a Business Insider clip that cites a recent report by the Institute for Policy Studies, claiming that total US billionaire wealth grew by $637 between March and June, while 40 million Americans lost their jobs. | I actually agree with this. Too much income disparity. Changes must be made,…
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Video: That Sinking Feeling: Ukrainian Naval and Coastal Forces
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
In few areas are Russia's and Ukraine's divergent fortunes as evident as in naval armaments. Whereas the Russian Navy has overcome the malaise of the 1990s and went on to introduce new classes of warships, including state-of-the-art missile frigates, attack …
globalresearch.ca/video-sinking-ukrainia…

Video: Turkey Cries Foul About Deployment of Egyptian Troops in Idlib. What's Going On?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
The Egyptian military has deployed about 150 troops on the frontline in the Syrian region of Greater Idlib to support forces of the Damascus government, Turkish sources claimed on July 30. | "The troops were later deployed in the Khan al-Asal | …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkey-cries-fou…

Congress Fails to Agree on Extending Aid to Jobless Americans
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
On Thursday, I emailed the information below to a retired physician/health and fitness expert friend I've known since the 1940s, explaining the following: | Like earlier coronavirus outbreaks (SARS-Cov 2002-04, MERS 2012), SARS-Cov-2 hysteria will pass in time. | Of far greater …
globalresearch.ca/congress-fails-agree-e…

Deteriorating Sino/US Relations: From Engagement to Containment and Confrontation
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
On Thursday during testimony before Senate Foreign Relations Committee members, Pompeo continued his militantly hostile war of words on China. See below. | *** | Commenting on his Chinaphobic remarks last week, former US diplomat who accompanied Richard Nixon on his 1972 …
globalresearch.ca/deteriorating-sino-us-…

Afghan government releases over 300 Taliban prisoners
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-02
On the third and last day of a cease-fire with the Taliban, the Afghan government on Sunday announced that it had released over 300 prisoners of the militant group in connection with ongoing peace efforts.Announcing the development, the Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) said in a statement that the government had released 317 more Taliban prisoners from Parwan and other provincial prisons, bringing the total to 4,917.Prisoner releases will continue until the total reaches 5,100 — 100 more than required by the US-Taliban peace deal signed in February, it said.The Taliban vowed to have already complet…
yenisafak.com/en/world/afghan-government…

Is a Second Trump Presidency a Lesser Evil Than a Biden Presidency?
Bob Scofield | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-02
In this essay I will sketch an outline for an argument that, from a left-wing and especially an environmentalist perspective, a second Trump presidency will be a lesser evil than a Biden presidency. Before doing so, I will discuss my personal views on lesser-of-two-evils voting, protest voting, and the article that led me to stumble …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/is-a-second-t…

Thousands march and rally in Portland
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-02
Portland, OR – Large marches rocked downtown Portland, August 1, as thousands took to the streets in defense of Black lives. Trade unionists had a visible presence in the large protests. | Many rallied in front of the federal courthouse, which is surrounded by concrete and metal barriers. | The federal courthouse has been the scene of intense clashes between protesters and federal agents sent by the Trump administration. As of midnight, police had no visible presence. | According to reports, police declared an action in the Northeast Portland neighborhood to be an 'unlawful assembly' and arrested several people.
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/2/thousands-mar…

With John Lewis in Stockholm 1969
Richard Falk | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
Thinking back to that weekend in Stockholm I marvel at how John Lewis reinvented himself, and rose to a position of moral preeminence and unsurpassed political wisdom and maturity…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/with-john-lewis-in…

Thousands march and rally in Portland
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-02
Portland, OR – Large marches rocked downtown Portland, August 1, as thousands took to the streets in defense of Black lives. Trade unionists had a visible presence in the large protests. | Many rallied in front of the federal courthouse, which is surrounded by concrete and metal barriers. | The federal courthouse has been the scene of intense clashes between protesters and federal agents sent by the Trump administration. As of midnight, police had no visible presence. | According to reports, police declared an action in the Northeast Portland neighborhood to be an 'unlawful assembly' and arrested several people.
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/2/thousands…

Meditations On Yemen
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-02
Yemen is the elephant in the room. | Yemen is the black eye on a child that everyone at church pretends to believe is from falling down the stairs again to avoid an uncomfortable confrontation. | Yemen is the incestuous molestation everyone knows has been happening but they just keep eating their Thanksgiving dinner and making small talk. | The mass atrocity that is happening in Yemen is the worst thing that is happening in our world, and it isn't even close. | It is worse than anything the mass media ever talk about. | It is worse than Donald Trump's rude tweets. | It is worse than immigrant kids in cages. | It…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/meditat…

"Doctors for the Truth" Speak Out in Madrid, Denounce Covid-19 "False Pandemic"
Doctors for the Truth | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
With the participation of hundreds of professionals from all over the world, "Doctors for the Truth" stated that Covid-19 is a false pandemic created for political purposes. They urged doctors, the media and political authorities to stop the operation, by …
globalresearch.ca/more-doctors-truth-spe…

An Economic Survival Package, not a Stimulus Package
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-08-02
There continues to be enormous confusion about what we should be trying to accomplish in the next pandemic relief package. This is best demonstrated by Republicans' obsession with getting people back to work, with a mixture of cuts to unemployment benefits and return to work bonuses. Ignoring the questionable economic logic (there is zero evidence …
cepr.net/an-economic-survival-package-no…

COVID-19 shows the need to rebuild public health systems in Central Asian countries
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-02
Most of the countries in central Asia have been reluctant to reimpose restrictions due to the economic fallout. This has led to a massive jump in the total number of new infections and deaths in late June and July…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/02/covid-19-…

'Titans of tech' face grilling in US Congress
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-02
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the deposition of the heads of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook before the US House of Representatives Committee that deals with anti-trust issues.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/02/titans-of…

Video: Hollywood Celebrities and the Covid-19 Fear Campaign
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
The controversial face-mask wearing and social- distance problem in the US has celebrities getting into the political aspect of shaming people like actor Tom Hanks who recently said that: | "There's really only three things we can do in order to …
globalresearch.ca/video-george-carlin-co…

UK's Stunning Hypocrisy over Hong Kong
Joseph Thomas | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
Further evidence the UK hides behind "human rights" rather than stands for them was demonstrated when London laced sanctions on Hong Kong after the passing of a security law aimed at combating overt foreign interference in the special administrative region …
globalresearch.ca/uk-hypocrisy-hong-kong…

Video: Covid-19 Lies and Fraud: How the Fear Campaign is Affecting US Hospitals and Clinics
Dr. Dareld Morris | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
In the following interview, Dr. Morris, a practicing physician in Florida, USA, explains how politics and fraud are root causes of the Fear campaign that is plaguing his state, and the country. | First, labs are faking COVID results. Some …
globalresearch.ca/dr-dareld-morris-lies-…

Big Tech Moguls and Misdeeds in the Spotlight
Matt Stoller | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
The five and a half hour long hearing on Capitol Hill offered a stunning illustration of the extent of misdeeds by big tech…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/big-tech-moguls-an…

"Doctors for the Truth" Speak Out in Madrid, Denounce Covid-19 "False Pandemic"
Doctors for the Truth | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
With the participation of hundreds of professionals from all over the world, "Doctors for the truth" denounced that the Covid-19 is a false pandemic created for political purposes. They urged doctors, the media and political authorities to stop the operation, …
globalresearch.ca/more-doctors-truth-spe…

Federal Agents at Protests Renew Calls to Dismantle Homeland Security
Alice Speri | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
After months of protests demanding the defunding of police, the abduction of protesters turns the focus to Homeland Security…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/federal-agents-at-…

Harlem's Pearl — James Baldwin
Michael K. Smith | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
Baldwin transformed a horrifying legacy of pain and rage into grace and light…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/harlems-pearl-jame…

The One Percent's Attack on Unemployment Benefits Shows How Broken Our Democracy Is
Adam Shah | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
The dignity of work is restored when employment leads to working people securing living wages and having their voices heard…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-one-percents-a…

Army Abducts A Mother, Her Son And Daughter, In Hebron, After Colonists Attempted to Kidnap A Child
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-08-02
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian mother along with her son and daughter after they helped free a child after she was assaulted by illegal colonialist settlers who tried to kidnap her. According to human rights activist and a volunteer with the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights …
imemc.org/article/army-abducts-a-mother-…

Malaysia: Former Prime Minister Najib Razak Found Guilty in Fraud Trial
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
Malaysia's High Court Tuesday found former Prime Minister Najib Razak guilty of abuse of power, money laundering, and criminal violation of trust during the trial against him for a multi-million dollar defalcation. | The court ruled that the US$10 million transfer …
globalresearch.ca/malaysia-former-prime-…

Meditations On Yemen
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-02
We don't like to talk about Yemen. We don't like to think about Yemen. | Yemen is the elephant in the room. | Yemen is the black eye on a child that everyone at church pretends to believe is from falling down the stairs again to avoid an uncomfortable confrontation. | Yemen is the incestuous molestation everyone knows has been happening but they just keep eating their Thanksgiving dinner and making small talk. | The mass atrocity that is happening in Yemen is the worst thing that is happening in our world, and it isn't even close. | It is worse than anything the mass media ever talk about. | It is worse than Dona…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/meditat…

How Jared Kushner's Secret Testing Plan "Went Poof Into Thin Air"
Katherine Eban | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
This spring, a team working under the president's son-in-law produced a plan for an aggressive, coordinated national COVID-19 response that could have brought the pandemic under control…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-jared-kushners…

Large protests continue in Portland
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-02
Portland, OR — The chant of "Black lives matter!" echoed off the Federal Courthouse Friday, July 31, as nearly 3000 demonstrators assembled in downtown Portland. Federal agents and local police were not visible, but a number of protesters stated that agents remain inside the courthouse. Many rally participants were well prepared for an attack, wearing head protection and gas masks to lessen the impact of teargas and police projectiles. No clashes occurred. | The courthouse is covered with slogans and surrounded by concrete barriers topped by metal fencing. African Americans and other oppressed nationalitie…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/1/large-pro…

Demands for Kushner to Resign Over 'Staggering' Level of 'Depravity'
Jon Queally | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
"Holy hell. Jared Kushner reportedly abandoned a national testing plan because it was *politically advantageous* to sit back and let blue states be eviscerated by the virus."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/demands-for-kushne…

Insurgents and Iconoclasts Needed (But for Now Lay Low)
Andrew Levine | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
We need insurgency and iconoclasm, not acquiescence to mainstream Democratic politics…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/insurgents-and-ico…

Harlem's Pearl: James Baldwin
Michael K. Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-02
The American idea of progress is how fast I become white. And it's a trick bag. Because they know perfectly well I can never become white. I have drunk my share of dry martinis; I have proven myself civilized in every way I can. But there is an irreducible difficulty: something doesn't work. Well, I …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/harlems-pearl…

Food consumption trends point at real income decline before pandemic
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-02
Why has there been a tendency toward persistent 'excess supply' in the foodgrain market when growth rate of foodgrain output has barely exceeded the population growth rate?
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/02/food-cons…

Leaving No Roma behind during a pandemic, and beyond: a UN Resident Coordinator's Blog
news.un.org | 2020-08-02
Roma people in Europe face widespread discrimination in many areas of life, including housing and health. In this opinion piece, Francoise Jacob, the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, explains how the UN is helping Roma communities, many of which have no access to safe water or electricity, to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

Why the Idea of Jobless Benefits Scares the Conservative Mind
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2020-08-02
The coronavirus pandemic has allowed us to conduct an experiment on how government assistance is good for people and the economy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-the-idea-of-jo…

Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk COVID-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis
Dr. Harvey Risch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-02
Abstract | More than 1.6 million Americans have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and >10 times that number carry antibodies to it. High-risk patients presenting with progressing symptomatic disease have only hospitalization treatment with its high mortality. An outpatient treatment that prevents …
globalresearch.ca/early-outpatient-treat…

Gloria La Riva Nominated by Peace and Freedom Party in CA
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-02
Longtime San Francisco labor and anti-war activist Gloria La Riva was chosen Aug. 1 as the Peace and Freedom Party nominee for U. S. President.
liberationnews.org/gloria-la-riva-nomina…

Cuba's medical brigades in Africa embody a long tradition of solidarity
Pan Africanism Today Secretariat | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-02
From medical to military, agricultural, educational, cultural support and more, the Cuban footprint in Africa dates back to the national struggles against colonialism. The work of the Henry Reeve Brigade is a continuation of this tradition…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/02/cubas-med…

Virus statistics reveal class truth
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2020-08-02
The following is a digest of articles on COVID-19 by Deirdre Griswold that appeared in Workers World from April to June, 2020. April 14 — Because China is the most populous country in the world, and also the first to become infected with the COVID-19 virus, it is revealing to . . . | Continue reading Virus statistics reveal class truth at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50409/?utm_source=rs…

Large protests continue in Portland
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-02
Portland, OR — The chant of "Black lives matter!" echoed off the Federal Courthouse Friday, July 31, as nearly 3000 demonstrators assembled in downtown Portland. Federal agents and local police were not visible, but a number of protesters stated that agents remain inside the courthouse. Many rally participants were well prepared for an attack, wearing head protection and gas masks to lessen the impact of teargas and police projectiles. No clashes occurred. | The courthouse is covered with slogans and surrounded by concrete barriers topped by metal fencing. African Americans and other oppressed nationalitie…
fightbacknews.org/2020/8/1/large-protest…

Workers and supporters shut down San Leandro Amazon Warehouse
Noah Roberts | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-02
The facility has seen four workers fall ill to COVID-19 in the past month, but management has not taken responsible action to ensure the safety of their workers by stopping operations and cleaning the warehouse.
liberationnews.org/workers-and-supporter…

VIDEO: Protests in Germany against COVID-19 restrictions
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — 18 police officers were injured during protests in Germany against the COVID-19 curbs. Several of the protesters were also arrested.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161770/VIDEO-Protes…

Minister urges nation to observe health protocols in Muharram
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has called on the Iranian nation to fully observe anti-coronavirus health protocols during Muharram rituals.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161750/Minister-urg…

2nd round of Iran-Ukraine talks to be held in Oct. in Tehran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Ukraine announced that the second round of talks between Iran and Ukraine over the issue of the Ukrainian aircraft's crash will be held in October 2020 in Tehran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161754/2nd-round-of…

VIDEO: Wildfire sweeps southern California
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — A wildfire in southern California, which has been deemed the Apple fire, has forced evacuation orders in several neighborhoods after burning more than 4,000 acres and destroying at least one home Saturday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161765/VIDEO-Wildfi…

Intelligence min. dismisses speculations on Sharmahd's arrest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Ministry of Intelligence has categorically dismissed any speculation on the arrest of the ringleader of a US-based terrorist group "Jamshid Sharmahd".
en.mehrnews.com/news/161777/Intelligence…

Promoting missile capability, defense ministry's top priority
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Defense said that improving and promoting the missile capacity of the country is the main and top priority of his ministry.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161771/Promoting-mi…

Sunflower farm in NE Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
BOJNURD, Aug. 02 (MNA) — Some 15,000 hectares of farms in North Khorasan province, northeast Iran, are under cultivation of oily seeds, producing some 70,000 tons of different seeds including sunflower and rapeseed on an annual basis.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/161734/Sunflower-f…

Iran COVID-19 update: 2,685 new cases, 208 deaths
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,685people in Iran in the past 24 hours, increasing the total cases to 309,437, said Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari on Sunday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161759/Iran-COVID-1…

Saudi fighter jets bombed Yemen 598 times last month
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The fighter jets of Saudi-led coalition have bombed Yemen 598 times last month, A Yemeni military source said.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161775/Saudi-fighte…

Tehran, Seoul to launch humanitarian trade: Yonhap
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — A South Korean source has claimed that Tehran and Seoul have agreed to establish a working group on mutual humanitarian trade, according to Yonhap.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161745/Tehran-Seoul…

Army Ground Force signs MoU to receive geographical data
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — National Geography Organization and the intelligence branch of Iran Army's Ground Force signed an MoU to develop cooperation in the fields of science, education, and research interactions.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161749/Army-Ground-…

Iranian Film Week to open in Japan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The third Iranian Film Week, organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Iran in Japan, is set to open in the Japanese city of Minato.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161755/Iranian-Film…

Govt. to set up work group to remove production barriers
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the government will establish a special workgroup for removing production barriers.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161776/Govt-to-set-…

Austria seeking cultural, economic ties with Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — Austrian Ambassador to Iran Stefan Schulz said that Austria seeks to expand cultural and economic relations with Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province in Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161766/Austria-seek…

Police seize over 631 kg of narcotics in central Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The police forces of Isfahan Province have seized over 631kg of illicit drugs in Nain County.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161779/Police-seize…

Zarif stresses need to update document on Iran-Russia coop
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister in his meeting with with Chairman of the Russian Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee stressed the need to update the document of long-term cooperation between the two countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161762/Zarif-stress…

Yemen military shoots down US drone
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-02
TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) — The Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, informed on Sunday that the Yemeni military forces have shot down an American spy drone.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161757/Yemen-milita…