2020-08-06: News Headlines

Staff (2020-08-07). California greenlights 'Orwellian' solar-powered fracking scheme. therealnews.com California-based multinational oil company Chevron landed two rounds of drilling permits from Gov. Gavin Newsom this summer—evidence, climate advocates say, that Newsom is not committed to tackling the climate crisis. | The permits bolster Chevron's position in the Lost Hills Oil Field, the sixth most prolific field in industry-heavy Kern County, and will shift drilling in the field largely towards using power from solar panels. One critic called the way the permits use climate crisis rhetoric "Orwellian," incorporating solar power into drilling operations to expand the use of fracking and oil production. T…

CGTN (2020-08-07). Choking China and Hassling Huawei. dissidentvoice.org U.S. attacks against China have shifted to a fresh round of arbitrary threats forbidding travel to the United States by employees of Huawei and by the Communist Party of China members and their families. The reasoning behind it is astounding.

Fight Back (2020-08-07). Washington DC deadlocked as 30 million have their unemployment benefits cut. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – Talks between Democrats and Republicans about extending economic aid remained deadlocked as of Thursday morning, August 6. In May, Democrats passed their HEROES act to extend the $600 additional unemployment benefit, known as FPUC, or Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, as well as other economic aid for renters, state and local government, and others. But Republican senators and the Trump administration did nothing, hoping that the COVID-19 pandemic would go away, and the economy would recover in short order. The Republicans have also been hampered by divisions in the Senate, where a large…

Fight Back (2020-08-07). Waupaca, WI: Black Lives Matter protest disrupted by cops, protester violently arrested. fightbacknews.org Waupaca, WI – On the afternoon of August 1, members of United Action Oshkosh (UAO) and supporters of Black Lives Matter from the Fox Valley area gathered with local supporters in the small town of Waupaca for a march. Nearly 30 people plus a small caravan of cars turned out for the rural action. | The Black Lives Matter march was the second in Waupaca for many of those in attendance, including the organizers from UAO. At the first march, the protest was greeted by a resistant police force and a slew of racists in their cars. At one point, one of these cars tried to drive through the back of the small march, nearl…

Lee Camp (2020-08-06). 28 Million Evictions Loom as Houses Sit Empty. zcomm.org America is not based on hard work. Get it out of your head that this society is set up to be fair. Fair would be everyone with a roof over their head…

Ben Norton (2020-08-06). Document exposes new U.S. plot to overthrow Nicaragua's elected socialist gov't. mronline.org A disturbing new document outlines plans for a U.S. regime-change scheme against Nicaragua's elected leftist government, overseen by USAID, to bring about a "market economy" and a purge of Sandinistas.

Katherine Eban (2020-08-06). Public Health vs. Politics. zcomm.org White House Scrapped Nationwide COVID-19 Testing Plan to Hurt Blue States…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-06). Israel demolishes multiple Palestinian-owned buildings in occupied territories. peoplesdispatch.org A spate of illegal demolitions were carried out by the Israeli army on August 5, Wednesday, in the occupied territories of West Bank and East Jerusalem. Since Tuesday, Israeli authorities have destroyed three Palestinian homes, a barbershop and various unspecified structures on a large tract of land near an illegal Israeli settlement, as well as a number of animal shelters. | Khaled Abu Tayeh, a member of the Committee for the Defense of Silwan Land in occupied East Jerusalem, said that Israeli police and Jerusalem municipality staff escorted bulldozers into the Ein al-Lowza area of Silwan to carry out demolition…

The Global Research Team (2020-08-06). Global Research Newsletter Temporarily Suspended. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | Due to technical issues, our daily newsletter sent out via e-mail is currently suspended. We will be able to resume the send-out within the next week or so. We thank you for your patience. | In the meantime, as …

Bart Naylor (2020-08-06). Covid Aid, Relief and Economic Security. The CARES Act: Is the Money is Going the More Prosperous Neighbourhoods? globalresearch.ca Ann Garrison spoke to *** | Ann Garrison: Most of us have heard that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, …

Ben Becker (2020-08-06). Why the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. liberationnews.org The following article first appeared in the August 2005 issue of Socialism and Liberation magazine . The 75th anniversaries of the U.S. nuclear bombings of Japan are Aug. 6 and 9 of this year. August 6 and 9 of this year mark the 60th anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-08-06). Hiroshima: A "Military Base" according to President Harry Truman. globalresearch.ca "The World will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians.."(President Harry S. Truman in a radio speech to the Nation, August 9, 1945).

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-06). Progressives score big wins in Missouri and Michigan. peoplesworld.org ST. LOUIS—Progressive candidates, running on causes such as Medicare For All, the $15 minimum wage, workers' rights, and the Green New Deal, scored impressive wins in the August 4 Democratic primaries in Missouri and Michigan. Next battle up: Minnesota. The biggest win came in St. Louis, where Cori Bush, in her second try for the …

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-08-06). Right-wing violence against Mapuche people in Chile widely condemned. peoplesdispatch.org Social movements are demanding that urgent actions be taken against the Carabineros and that the interior ministers be removed from his position for their complicity in the violence against the Mapuche Indigenous community…

Talli Nauman (2020-08-06). Native Americans Win Historic Victories in U.S. High Court Rulings. counterpunch.org Heat on the U.S. Presidential election campaign thermometer reached new highs during the dog days of summer 2020, with the final rulings of the Supreme Court calendar year favoring indigenous causes diametrically opposed to those of incumbent candidate Donald Trump. The highest court in the land ruled in favor of the exercise of Native American

Fight Back (2020-08-06). Coalition to March on the DNC responds to Biden's decision to stay home. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – While Joe Biden shelters himself from COVID-19 and the movement for Black lives in Milwaukee, the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention (DNC) will be in the streets. Regardless of whether Biden comes to Milwaukee or not, the Democrats will hear from the people on the front lines fighting police crimes, especially the families who have lost loved ones to killer cops. | "Our main goal as a group is to defeat Donald Trump. He is the key figure in promoting racist killings of Black, Latino and indigenous people, whether by vigilantes or the police," said Ryan Hamann, one of the co-…

Jack Rasmus (2020-08-06). US GDP Collapses and Economic Rebound Fades. counterpunch.org This past week US economy collapsed in the 2nd quarter by 32.9% at annual rate and nearly 10% just for the April-June period. Never before in modern US history—not even in the worse quarters of the 1930s great depression—has the US economy contracted so quickly and so deeply! All the major private sectors of the

Justin Podur (2020-08-06). America's Wars on Democracy in Rwanda and the DR Congo. zcomm.org Joe Emersberger interviewed Justin Podur regarding his new book about a conflict few understand thanks to, among other things, "Africanist" scholars.

Staff (2020-08-06). Headlines for August 6, 2020. democracynow.org Beirut Blast Destroys Grain Silo and Leaves 300,000 Homeless, Adding to Humanitarian Crisis, COVID-19 Deaths Surge in Florida and California as New York City Erects Quarantine Checkpoints, India Records Its Highest One-Day Coronavirus Toll, Facebook Removes Video from Trump's Account Citing COVID-19 Misinformation, Security Team Assigned to Family of Dr. Anthony Fauci Amid Death Threats, Gilead Accused of Neglecting Coronavirus Drug Research in Bid to Maximize Profits, Kodak Under Investigation for Insider Trading Tied to Massive Government Loan, Deutsche Bank Gave Trump Financial Records to New York Prosecutors…

Staff (2020-08-06). "The Beginning of Our End": On 75th Anniversary, Hiroshima Survivor Warns Against Nuclear Weapons. democracynow.org On the 75th anniversary of when the United States dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people, we speak with Hideko Tamura Snider, who was 10 years old when she survived the attack. "The shaking was so huge," she recalls. "I remember the sensation, the color and the smell like yesterday." Tamura Snider describes her harrowing journey through a shattered city, suffering radiation sickness following the attack, and her message to President Trump.

Staff (2020-08-06). Revealed: How U.S. Gov't & Hollywood Secretly Worked Together to Justify Atomic Bombings of Japan. democracynow.org On the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, when the United States became the only country ever to use nuclear weapons in warfare, we look at how the U.S. government sought to manipulate the narrative about what it had done — especially by controlling how it was portrayed by Hollywood. Journalist Greg Mitchell's new book, "The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood — and America — Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," documents how the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki triggered a race between Hollywood movie studios to tell a sanitized version of the story in a major motion picture.

Climate Reality Project (2020-08-06). Tuesday 8/11: Indigenous Leadership in the U.S. Environmental and Climate Justice Movements. indybay.org Online…

Speak Out Now (2020-08-06). Saturday 8/22: What Lies Ahead: Online Townhall with economist Jack Rasmus. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

_____ (2020-08-06). CLDC Fighting Corporate-Fueled Legal Persecution Of Human Rights Lawyer. popularresistance.org For several years now, human rights attorney Steven Donziger has been in the fight of his life and career after Chevron vowed to destroy him for winning a $9.5 billion judgment for indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon that had been poisoned by the company's oil drilling. From buying off judges and experts in Ecuador to filing trumped up racketeering charges in the U.S. and getting the inappropriately sympathetic federal judge Kaplan to demand that Mr. Donziger turn over his laptop, cell phone, and attorney-client communications with his extremely vulnerable indigenous clients, Chevron will stop at noth…

_____ (2020-08-06). Document Exposes US Plot To Overthrow Nicaragua's Elected Governmentt. popularresistance.org A newly released document exposes a US government operation to overthrow the democratically elected socialist government in Nicaragua. | The plot is administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a regime-change vehicle that uses the pretense of "humanitarian aid" to advance Washington's aggressive foreign-policy interests. | The document (PDF) details the creation of a new "task order" called Responsive Assistance in Nicaragua (RAIN) and its plan for "Nicaragua's transition to democracy"…

_____ (2020-08-06). Another Hiroshima Is Coming. popularresistance.org Above photo: A human nuclear blast 'shadow' formed on bank steps after the explosion of the atom bomb in Hiroshima (1945).i.imgur.com. Unless we stop it now. In a major essay to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, John Pilger describes reporting from five 'ground zeros' for nuclear weapons — from Hiroshima to …

RT (2020-08-06). Democrats drifting to extreme left because they are 'owned by George Soros,' claims former House speaker Gingrich. rt.com The Democrat Party continues to drift radically leftward, and its leadership will never rebuke militant elements like Antifa, because it's controlled by billionaire leftist George Soros, former US House speaker Newt Gingrich said. | "All of these Democrats are now basically owned by the left," Gingrich said on Wednesday in an interview on Fox News. "They are not going to pick any fights. They are owned by people who are financed by George Soros." | Gingrich made his comments after Democrats in a US Senate hearing on Tuesday refused to directly criticize the conduct of Antifa, whose members have been accused of…

The Canary (2020-08-06). Number of families affected by benefit cap surges due to Covid-19, figures show. thecanary.co The number of families affected by the benefit cap, which limits how much any one household can receive in total benefits, rose by 93% from February to May due to coronavirus (Covid-19), the government has confirmed.Statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that 154,000 households had their benefits capped in May, and that the rise from February represents the biggest single increase in the number of capped households since the policy was launched in April 2013.Of those now affected by the cap, 52,000 are single parents with at least one child under five years old.The DWP said this wa…

yenisafak (2020-08-06). Iran sends aid to Lebanon over explosion at Beirut port. yenisafak.com The devastating tragedy in Beirut on Tuesday has drawn tremendous outpouring of shock and grief around the world with many countries, including Iran, coming forward with offers of help.Iran, one of Lebanon's key allies in the region, dispatched the second shipment of humanitarian aid to Beirut on Thursday, following the first shipment late on Wednesday.The consignment of humanitarian aid includes mainly food and medical supplies, said Mohammad Baqer Mohammadi, the deputy head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS).Iran has also set up a field hospital in Beirut and sent a 37-member medical team comprising gen…

yenisafak (2020-08-06). EU to mobilize over ‚Ǩ33 million to support Lebanon. yenisafak.com The European Union is mobilizing over ‚Ǩ33 million for Lebanon after Tuesday's deadly explosion at Beirut's port, the head of the EU Commission told Lebanon's premier over the phone on Thursday.According to a readout of the phone call issued by the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen told Hassan Diab the bloc will provide further support depending on the ongoing humanitarian needs assessment.The EU's long-term support to help with the city's reconstruction also discussed during the phone call.The 27-member bloc Wednesday announced that it activated its "Civil Protection Mechanism" and send…

RT (2020-08-06). Biden says Latinos are 'incredibly diverse,' UNLIKE BLACK VOTERS. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took time out from a question asked by a Latina reporter to state that while black voters all think alike (with "notable exceptions"), Latino voters are "incredibly diverse" in opinion. | In the midst of answering a question on whether he would extend protected status for Venezuelan immigrants during a Wednesday town hall, Biden veered off on a self-congratulatory tangent touting his supposed knowledge of the Latino community. | What you all know but most people don't know, unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an i…

George Wuerthner (2020-08-06). Trouble in Paradise Valley. counterpunch.org Paradise Valley, Montana, is aptly named. The Yellowstone River flows north to Livingston, Montana, framed by the Absaroka Mountains on the east and the Gallatin Range on the West. It's one of the most stunning landscapes in the entire West. Due to its location immediately adjacent to Yellowstone Park and the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness, Paradise

H. Bruce Franklin (2020-08-06). How the Fascists Won World War II. counterpunch.org Come you masters of war You that build the big guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks —"Masters of War," Bob Dylan This is a mystery story.

Larry Neumeister (2020-08-06). Neil Young sues Trump campaign, slamming use of famous tunes. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young sued President Donald Trump's reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he doesn't want his music used as a theme song for a "divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate." The Grammy-award winning Canadian-born musician filed the lawsuit through his lawyers in Manhattan federal court, seeking up to $150,000 …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-06). GOP fiddles as jobless cavalcade continues and pandemic rages. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Congressional Republicans fiddled and made no moves to help the unemployed, as the cavalcade of jobless workers continued in the week ending August 1. And the fiddling may come back to haunt them in November, polls show. In those seven days ending August 1, another 984,192 people sought state jobless benefits, the Bureau of Labor …

Lowell B. Denny, III (2020-08-06). Attacks on Margaret Sanger are cover for right wing's assault on women. peoplesworld.org Recently, Planned Parenthood took steps to publicly disavow their founder, Margaret Sanger. The organization announced it was removing her name from a clinic in Manhattan, citing her support for eugenics. This decision has not satisfied right-wing "right to lifers" who continue to attack Planned Parenthood, but it has garnered support from pro-choice, anti-racist activists, who …

Joelle Fishman (2020-08-06). Connecticut activists take up Hiroshima mayor's call: "Unite against all threats" peoplesworld.org NEW HAVEN, Conn.—"Civil society must reject self-centered nationalism and unite against all threats," warned Mayor Kazumi Matsui of Hiroshima, Japan on the 75th commemoration of the horrific devastation of its people when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city and three days later on the city of Nagasaki. The mayor's statement was read as …

Robert Jacobs — Ran Zwigenberg (2020-08-06). The American Narrative of Hiroshima is a Statue that Must be Toppled. counterpunch.org In August 1945, the United States attacked two cities in Japan with nuclear weapons in the last days of World War Two. The US used weapons of mass destruction against a primarily civilian population, instantly killing over 100,000 human beings, with tens of thousands of wounded and irradiated people who would die in the subsequent

The Tricontinental (2020-08-06). Dossier 31: 'The Politic of Blood': Political Repression in South Africa. mronline.org In his famous speech from the dock in April 1964, Nelson Mandela spoke of 'revolutionary democracy' rooted in precolonial forms of collective deliberation and decision making.

Jordan Davidson (2020-08-06). Toxic fossil fuel chemicals poisoning dolphins and whales, study finds. peoplesworld.org

Howie Hawkins, Madelyn Hoffman (2020-08-06). Reverse the New Nuclear Arms Race. counterpunch.org August 6 is the 75th anniversary of the only time any nation in the world dropped an atomic bomb on people. On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman ordered Fat Man dropped on Hiroshima. 210,000 people were killed instantly. Three days later, Little Boy was dropped on Nagasaki, killing 70,000 more people instantly. Now would

Staff (2020-08-06). Stomp Out the Establishment. therealnews.com Stir Crazy! Episode 75: Today we are joined by sociologist Taure Brown, TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, and writer and organizer Jesse Myerson. With special guest Oluchi Omeoga who is an organizer with the Minneapolis based Black Visions Collective. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Brian Kelly (2020-08-06). Ireland and Slavery: Debating the 'Irish Slaves Myth'. counterpunch.org Over recent months, social media in Ireland and the United States has been saturated with claims and counterclaims about 'Irish slaves' and a broader controversy about Irish complicity in the transatlantic slave trade. The timing of the 'debate' is far from coincidental: a series of false and malicious assertions that the American far Right have

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-06). On 75th anniversary of Hiroshima, nuke threat rises. peoplesworld.org

Danny Towle (2020-08-06). Fight to jail Long Island killer cops & corrupt DA continues. liberationnews.org "Say his name! Kenny Lazo!" This chant and many others could be heard as a crowd of 60 Long Island residents marched down Fifth Avenue in Bay Shore, New York, July 25. The protesters marched on the Suffolk County Police Department Third Precinct building, where Kenny Lazo died in police custody 12 years ago after …

Staff (2020-08-06). Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 9 | Finale. therealnews.com We take you through the first season, and explain how the concept of power connects all the topics we covered in Season 1.

Staff (2020-08-06). Trump's cold war with China is heating up. therealnews.com The world's largest economic powers are in a battle for dominance complicated by the pandemic and Trump's escalation.

MintPress News Desk (2020-08-06). Apocalyptic Scenes from the Site of the Deadly Beirut Blast. mintpressnews.com A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 100 people are feared dead and thousands injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said. | It was not clear what caused the blast, which struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, according to Germany's geosciences center GFZ, and was heard and felt as far away as Cyprus more than 200 kilometers (180 miles) across the Mediterranean. Lebanon's interior minister said it appeared that a large cache of ammonium nitrate i…

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2020-08-06). Seeking peace on the Korean Peninsula. mronline.org Although the date drew little notice in the U.S. media, July 27, 2020 marked the 67th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement, an agreement that ended the fighting but not the war between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

Eds. (2020-08-06). A review of Andreas Malm's Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century. mronline.org What can a virus tell us about climate breakdown, in its causation and in humanity's response?>

Vijay Prashad (2020-08-06). Do Not Reach for the Sky Just to Surrender. dissidentvoice.org Greta Acosta Reyes (Cuba), Neoliberalism, 2020. Dear Friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Beirut, mon amour. Those shattered mirrors once were The smiling eyes of children, Now are star-lit. This city's nights are bright. and luminous is Lebanon. Beirut, ornament of our world. Faces decorated with blood Dazzling, beyond beauty. …

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-08-06). Suffrage: The Myth of Sisterphus. counterpunch.org "The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her." — The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments, 1848 Woman is the nigger of the world Yes, she is If you don't believe me, take

Eds. (2020-08-06). Bolivia begins the week with an indefinite general strike and roadblocks. mronline.org In the early hours of this Monday morning, the indefinite general strike and roadblocks began throughout Bolivia, called by the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) and the organizations that constitute the Unity Pact, which demand that the Supreme Electoral Tribunal respect the election date established by law for September 6.

Mike Walter (2020-08-06). The Heat: The new normal — millions working remotely due to global pandemic. america.cgtn.com In the wake of the global pandemic millions now work remotely. It's a seismic shift that could have profound economic implications.

RT (2020-08-06). 'You're breaking the law!' LA mayor vows to CUT WATER & POWER to homes that host 'large parties'. rt.com LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has warned that residents hosting large home gatherings can expect their water and power utilities to be cut, a sharp escalation of the city's strict Covid-19 measures amid a series of recent house parties. | Starting on Friday, Garcetti said that the city's Department of Water and Power (DWP) would shut off service to properties where there are "egregious" violations of local health orders, pointing to house parties in the Hollywood Hills and Calabasas in recent weeks, which he said were held in "flagrant" defiance of the law. | "While we have already closed all bars and nightclubs, the…

RT (2020-08-06). 3 teens with LOADED AK-47 hop wall into Trump's Mar-a-Lago by 'mistake,' claim they 'found' the gun. rt.com A trio of 15-year-old boys scaled a wall outside US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida carrying a loaded AK-47 in a backpack, in what police say was a desperate attempt to evade arrest. | The three teens were taken into custody soon after they breached the walls around the resort on Friday, according to Palm Beach Police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick, who said the boys tried to dump a backpack containing a loaded semi-automatic Mini Draco AK-47 with a 14-round magazine. He added that the suspects likely did not know where they were at the time, however. | "Honestly, I really don't believe they…

RT (2020-08-06). Blade Runner & HAL 9000 racist? 'Whiteness' of artificial intelligence 'exacerbates racial inequality,' new study suggests. rt.com A University of Cambridge study examining the depiction of artificial intelligence in film, television, Google searches, images, and voices, suggests it is yet another area that showcases racism. | While most would likely assume a machine cannot have a race, the researchers said that they do indeed have "racial identities" influenced by "real world" stereotypes. | These "racial identities" can be found in both the fact that AIs and depictions of AIs have caucasion features and also typically talk in "standard white middle-class English," including voices given to smartphone technology. The study suggests "blac…

RT (2020-08-06). 'Virtue signaling her way to reelection': Michigan governor roasted online after declaring racism 'PUBLIC HEALTH crisis'. rt.com Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was accused of pandering to those engaged in identity politics, after she declared racism a "public health crisis" and said that everyone is plagued by unconscious bias. | The executive order signed by Whitmer on Wednesday mandates implicit bias training for all state employees. The ultimate goal is to build "a more inclusive and unbiased state that works for everyone," the Democrat governor said. | Implicit, unconscious bias exists within each of us, and, as public servants, we have a duty to understand how our bias can impact the lives of others. | Another measure rolled ou…

RT (2020-08-06). NY and DC attorneys general sue National Rifle Association for alleged misuse of charitable funds. rt.com The attorneys general in New York and DC have launched separate lawsuits against the National Rifle Association (NRA), alleging it is guilty of illegal conduct and the misuse of charitable funds, benefiting senior executives. | Announcing the The lawsuit is targeting the gun-…

RT (2020-08-06). Portland protester violence continues, spreads to suburbs despite claim that 'if feds leave, we'll leave' (VIDEOS). rt.com Despite claims to the contrary, protests and violence have continued in Portland following the withdrawal of federal police. Tear gas and flashbang grenades were used to disperse crowds that have now moved to the city's suburbs. | Local authorities declared a A crowd of approximately 100 people gathered outside the Portland Police East Precinct s…

RT (2020-08-06). 'These are killers': Giuliani blasts BLM as 'terrorist group' that 'hate white people'. rt.com Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, has slammed Black Lives Matter as a "domestic terrorist organization" full of "killers" who "hate white people" and want to "overthrow our way of life." | Trump and officials from his administration have been critical of aspects of the BLM protests happening across the country, but none have gone as far as Giuliani did on Thursday's 'Fox & Friends.' | The former New York City mayor compared BLM to the left-wing Antifa group, labeling both "domestic terrorist organizations." | Do you know who knows that best? African-Americans. I've actually had them tell me,…

RT (2020-08-06). NY Attorney General announces lawsuit to dissolve National Rifle Association for 'years of self-dealing' and 'illegal conduct'. rt.com New York Attorney General Letitia James has said that she is filing a lawsuit with the intention of dissolving the National Rifle Association (NRA), alleging they are guilty of years of "illegal conduct." | Announcing the lawsuit on Thursday, James accused the NRA of diverting millions of dollars "away from its charitable mission" and into the pockets of "senior leadership." This, she says, violates New York's charity laws. | The lawsuit is targeting the gun-rights organization as a whole, but also names senior leadership, including NRA Chief Executive and Executive Vice President Wayne LePierre. | #BREAKING

RT (2020-08-06). 'Is this it?' Anti-Trump #Resistance thrilled as NYT says Deutsche Bank 'complied with subpoena,' NY AG preps 'major announcement'. rt.com Critics of President Donald Trump are again convinced the 'walls are closing in' on the US commander-in-chief, excited by reports that his bank complied with a subpoena from New York prosecutors as part of a broad criminal probe. | The New York Times reported on Wednesday that prosecutors looking into Trump's tax records had subpoenaed his decades-long lender, Deutsche Bank, sometime last year, suggesting the document request was part of an investigation larger in scope than was previously known. The bank reportedly complied with the subpoena, handing over "detailed records, including financial statements and…

Scott Ritter (2020-08-06). The US bombed Japan in 1945 to demonstrate its power to the USSR. Intimidation, NOT deterrence was, is and always will be the goal. thealtworld.com As the world reflects on the decision by the US to drop two atomic bombs on Japan …

RT (2020-08-06). Chief US campaign watchdog can't even CALL A MEETING as bureaucratic gridlock threatens 2020 vote. rt.com The Federal Election Commission, the nonpartisan body tasked with enforcing campaign finance laws, has been effectively sidelined, throwing the resolution of hundreds of cases — let alone November's election — into question. | Of the six seats on the FEC, just three are currently occupied, meaning the group couldn't call a meeting even if it wanted to — a quorum of four commissioners is required for that. | The LA Times reported on Wednesday that the president's nominee to fill the critical fourth vacancy hasn't even been submitted to the Senate for approval. Given that the last nominee &#150…

RT (2020-08-06). October surprise? Trump says Covid-19 vaccine possible before Election Day. rt.com US President Donald Trump has stepped up the already-improbable timetable on a potential coronavirus vaccine, hinting one might be ready "much sooner" than the end of the year – even before Election Day in November. | Asked by radio host Geraldo Rivera when the much-hyped Covid-19 jab will be available to Americans, Trump promised "Sooner than the end of the year, could be much sooner" on Thursday's show. | Also on rt.com | | When R…

The Canary (2020-08-06). UK's first Dutch-style roundabout which prioritises cyclists opens in Cambridge. thecanary.co The UK's first Dutch-style roundabout — which prioritises cyclists and pedestrians over motorists — has opened in Cambridge.Cyclists have an outer ring on the roundabout, with cycle crossings over each of the four approach roads in a contrasting red surface.There are also zebra crossings over each approach road for pedestrians.Motorists must give way to pedestrians and to cyclists when joining and leaving the roundabout.Cambridgeshire County Council said that the old roundabout "was perceived by many people to be dangerous to cycle around" (Joe Giddens/PA)Reduced lane widths on the roundabout and at exi…

The Canary (2020-08-06). Thousands of NHS workers to protest this weekend over pay. thecanary.co Thousands of NHS workers are expected to take to the streets this weekend demanding a pay rise.Unite, which has 100,000 members in the health service, said it is supporting those wishing to attend the socially-distanced protests so that the government can see the depth of discontent and frustration among NHS staff.A demonstration is organised in London on Saturday morning, while protests will also take place in other towns and cities across the UK.NHS workers march from St Thomas' Hospital to Downing Street to demand a pay rise on 29 July (Yui Mok/PA)Health workers are in the final year of a three-year deal and a…

The Canary (2020-08-06). Twitter introduces new labels for government and state-linked media accounts. thecanary.co Twitter is to begin adding labels to the accounts of government officials and state-affiliated media groups to provide more context on who the account represents.The new feature will initially focus on senior political officials who are the voice of their state abroad and accounts belonging to state-backed media, its editors and senior staff.The social media platform said that for political figures, the labels would currently only be applied to accounts from the countries that make up the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — China, France, Russia, the UK and the US.Personal accounts of heads o…

The Canary (2020-08-06). Artwork explores Hiroshima and Nagasaki in context of climate change and racism. thecanary.co Two London-based artists explore the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in new perspectives, including in the context of climate change and racism, with their digital artwork.I Saw The World End, by Es Devlin and Machiko Weston, reflects on the impact of the events from the points of view of the British artist and Japanese designer.The 10-minute video includes script from letters written by Albert Einstein and J Robert Oppenheimer during the Second World War, as well as first-hand testimonies from the survivors of the bombings.The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities on 6 and 9 Aug…

The Canary (2020-08-06). New York attorney general sues National Rifle Association in bid to dissolve it. thecanary.co New York's attorney general has sued the National Rifle Association (NRA), seeking to put the gun advocacy organisation out of business.Letitia James's lawsuit, filed in state court in Manhattan on Thursday after an 18-month investigation, alleges high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures.The NRA's long-time leader Wayne LaPierre is accused of awarding himself a $17m (£12.9m) post-employment contract.Wayne LaPierre is accused of diverting millions of dollars for personal benefit (Jose Luis Magana/AP)Si…

CP Editor (2020-08-06). Hiroshima, Nagasaki Survivors Remember. counterpunch.org

pip.hinman (2020-08-06). Tane Chatfield's family: 'We deserve justice'. greenleft.org.au

Morning Star (2020-08-06). Hiroshima survivors hammer Japanese government for not signing anti-nuke treaty. peoplesworld.org Survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 75 years ago confronted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today over his refusal to support nuclear disarmament. On the anniversary of the U.S. atom bombing, which killed an estimated 140,000 people, survivors gathered before the Hiroshima Peace Memorial—the bombed-out ruin of Hiroshima's prefectural industrial promotion hall—for a minute's …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-06). Today marks 75 years since the world's first nuclear bombing. peoplesdispatch.org After three quarters of a century of the nuclear bombings, the Japanese people continue to resist creeping militarism and right-ward tilt. The government of Shinzo Abe has been pushing for expanding military power…

La Riva 2020 (2020-08-06). 75 years: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki—the struggle for peace continues. liberationnews.org Today our hearts go out to the Japanese people.

Tracy Keeling (2020-08-06). Nigel Farage sinks to a humiliating low in his latest attack on refugees. thecanary.co Nigel Farage launched an attack on refugees ( Farage also included what he said was "exclusive footage" of the alleged offensive. And what did it show? Around a dozen or so people, including women and children, pulling themselves fr…

Noam Chomsky (2020-08-06). A Message to the Swing State. zcomm.org Trump is waging a war on truth, decency, our planet, and on working people. If Biden wins, we'll be at his door on day one, demanding the kinds of structural reforms that advance racial, economic, and environmental justice. But before that, we have to #VoteTrumpOut in swing states…

Norman Solomon (2020-08-06). Why the Left Must Reject and Elect Biden at the Same Time. indybay.org We have to get rid of Trump…

Peter Koenig (2020-08-06). "Conspiracy Theory" — What Is It? globalresearch.ca Being blamed for disseminating "conspiracy theories" and therefore being a "conspiracy theorist", is an extraordinarily and smart tactic used by the true conspirators against the truth seekers. | It works most of the time with often more than 90% of the …

Philip Giraldi (2020-08-06). Voting Fraud Is Real: The U.S. Electoral System Is Vulnerable. globalresearch.ca The United States national election is now only three months away and it should be expected that the out-and-out lies emanating from both parties will increase geometrically as the polling date nears. One of the more interesting claims regarding the …

_____ (2020-08-06). US Contracts Out Its Regime Change Operation In Nicaragua. popularresistance.org Masaya, Nicaragua – An extraordinary leaked document gives a glimpse of the breadth and complexity of the US government's plan to interfere in Nicaragua's internal affairs up to and after its presidential election in 2021. | The plan,[1] a 14-page extract from a much longer document, dates from March-April this year and sets the terms for a contract to be awarded by USAID (a "Request for Task Order Proposal"). It was revealed by reporter William Grigsby from Nicaragua's independent Radio La Primerisima[2] and describes the task of creating what the document calls "the environment for Nicaragua's transition to dem…

South Front (2020-08-06). Video: War Drums Beat in the Middle East and the Beirut Explosion. globalresearch.ca On the evening of August 4th, a massive explosion rocked the port of the Lebanese capital of Beirut, causing devastating damage and leaving thousands of casualties. The explosion sent a shockwave across the city and blew out windows up to …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-06). Can Trump Legally Suspend Payroll Taxes by Executive Order? globalresearch.ca Trump pushed the dubious scheme earlier. | Again this week, he claimed to have "a lot of…executive powers," adding: | "(W)e're looking…very seriously" at suspending payroll taxes. | The US Constitution's Article II covers executive powers. They include nothing about circumventing matters over …

Muhammed Shabeer (2020-08-06). Post-communism to barbarism: The Law and Justice Party's bid for absolute power in Poland. peoplesdispatch.org Poland's Supreme Court has upheld the election of president Andrzej Duda. His victory is another step in the consolidation of the ruling Law and Justice Party's hegemony over the country…

Azhar Azam (2020-08-06). Huawei and 5G Technology. US-China Confrontation. globalresearch.ca This informative article focusses on the China-US confrontation regarding 5G. it does not address the impacts of 5G on health. | *** | First-generation mobile technology

Mel Gurtov (2020-08-06). Falling Behind: COVID, Climate Change, and Chaos. zcomm.org "Normal" isn't good, as in the following warning in November 2019: "we declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency."

Robert J. Burrowes (2020-08-06). The Covid-19 Pandemic, Does It Exist? The Truth is Being Obliterated. The Global Elite's Campaign Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 virus. Does it exist? Is it a novel virus? Is there a Pandemic? | If you ask any doctor or scientist in the world to show you a scientifically-verified proof, they will not be able to show you one….

Canadian Peace Congress (2020-08-06). On the Enduring Significance of Hiroshima after 75 Years. globalresearch.ca Seventy-five years ago, an act of international criminality and infamy took place, the consequences of which have posed an existential threat to humanity ever since. For the first time ever, a species had created the capacity to not only bring …

Raul Diego (2020-08-06). Study: Billionaires That Donated to Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge Now Richer Than Ever. mintpressnews.com As the assets of the billionaire class in the US swell to $3.5 trillion amid the pandemic, a new study of philanthropic giving reveals that many of America's wealthiest are using charitable donations to stay rich and get richer.

David Mattson (2020-08-06). "Man Attacks Grizzly" and Other Leading Bleeding Stories. counterpunch.org My Google Alerts inbox has been flooded during the last week by an article making the rounds among national and regional media outlets with a title that virtually screams "Official: 7 Grizzly Bear Attacks This Year." More matter-of-factly, the article leads off with the observation that "Wildlife officials have documented seven grizzly bear encounters resulting

Terry Everton (2020-08-06). I'm a Dirty Thievin' Bastard. dissidentvoice.org Most corporate retailers rely and count on maintaining constant environments of mistrust, fear and turnover of the people they employ to boost their profitability. By avoiding anything resembling allegiance among their staff, these barons of modern day capitalism turn and burn personnel while avoiding costly expenditures such as benefits and pay increases, instead transferring that …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-06). Artists, writers and human rights groups urge Egypt to release Sanaa Seif. peoplesdispatch.org Sanaa Seif has been held in pre-trial detention since June for protesting the illegal detention of her brother, activist Alaa Abdel Fattah. She was abducted from outside the prosecutor general's office where she had gone to file a complaint…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-06). 75 years after Hiroshima, the clock is ticking. peoplesdispatch.org This year marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To this day, we are under the threat of nuclear war.

Extinction Rebellion (2020-08-06). Fast and Furiously Nonviolent. zcomm.org Whether the virus spreads or shrinks, without action our world will continue to burn. We need to keep confronting a self-destructive system that is spiraling out of control…

Colin Todhunter (2020-08-06). 75 Years Since Hiroshima: Nuclear Sword of Damocles Hangs Over Humanity. dissidentvoice.org "Some fell to the ground and their stomachs already expanded full, burst and organs fell out. Others had skin falling off them and others still were carrying limbs. And one in particular was carrying their eyeballs in their hand." The above is an account by a Hiroshima survivor talking about the fate of her schoolmates. …

Pepe Escobar (2020-08-06). Brazil's Money Laundering Scandal from Hell. globalresearch.ca Two decades after a political earthquake, a powerful aftershock that should be rocking Brazil apart is being met with thunderous silence. | What is now termed "the Banestado leaks" and "CC5gate" is straight out of vintage WikiLeaks: a list, published for …

Julian Rose (2020-08-06). "Weapons of Mass Radiation": Hundreds of 5G Spy Satellites Launched into the Ionosphere. globalresearch.ca Keeping us preoccupied with a phony virus which was supposed to kill millions and landed-up causing no more deaths than the normal winter flu, sure was a useful way of directing attention away from the earthly and upward deployment of …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-08-06). Seafarers face a tough challenge amid COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org The worsening morale and mental health of hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded aboard ships across the globe due to COVID-19- related lockdowns has been described as a "ticking time bomb." This might lead to dangerous consequences if not immediately addressed. | As per a

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-08-06). Legacies of African American Struggle: Rev. C.T. Vivian and Rep. John Lewis Efforts to Dismantle "Legalized Segregation" globalresearch.ca Two luminaries in the African American struggle which emerged during the 1950s and 1960s, Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis, passed away on July 17. | Both figures played a prominent role in the efforts to destroy legalized segregation,…

RT News (2020-08-06). Watch Enormous Beirut Blast from 15 Synchronized Camera Angles as Mystery Surrounding Its Cause Persists. globalresearch.ca Videos of the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut that left over 70 people dead and thousands wounded continue to emerge, painting a comprehensive picture of the destruction — though shedding no light on its cause. | A mega-compilation of …

Dr. Micheline Ladouceur (2020-08-06). Wearing the Mask is Mandatory in Quebec: The Legault Government's Legitimacy Questioned. globalresearch.ca "More than a thousand people responded to the call for a rally in front of the National Assembly on Sunday to protest against the mandatory wearing of masks in Quebec and more broadly for the preservation of their rights and …

TRT World (2020-08-06). Trump Administration Approves the "Stealing" of Syria's Oil. globalresearch.ca Months after US president Donald Trump…

splcenter (2020-08-06). Idaho Man Charged With Hiding Remains Had Links to Apocalyptic Church. splcenter.org An Idaho man charged with hiding the remains of his stepchildren has ties to an apocalyptic and antigovernment form of Christianity that predicts the end of civil society.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-06). Big Tech Antics: The Data Robber Barons Appear Before Congress. dissidentvoice.org Silicon Valley continues to sprawl in influence, and its modern robber barons bestride the globe with a confidence verging on contempt. The technology giants that mark that region of California are praised as "virtuosos of ingenuity," to use Steve Forbes' words, "creating and supplying products and services that were once unimaginable and that have been …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-06). Diaspora organization seeks action after hunger death of Lesotho national in South Africa. peoplesdispatch.org Thabiso Mokhele died allegedly of hunger on Wednesday. The Lesotho High Commission is accused of failing to respond despite repeated calls for help. A diaspora organization called for the removal of its officers…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-08-06). There Is No Political Solution to the Syrian Conflict. globalresearch.ca US Secretary of State, John Kerry, of the Obama administration, created a mantra for the media: "There is no military solution to Syria." He said it so many times, he seemed to convince everyone. However, after 9 years of …

Yves Engler (2020-08-06). End the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement. dissidentvoice.org On Sunday a demonstration is planned in Montréal against the Canada Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA). Under the banner "Against Israel's annexation of the Jordan Valley. No to the Canada Israel Free Trade Agreement!", the march is seeking to politicize CIFTA amidst Israel's plan to formally annex parts of the West Bank. The march follows …

Collective 20 (2020-08-06). Raise, Don't Stabilize and Don't Reduce Social Costs. zcomm.org We seek radical social transformation. But short of that, our actions should not only force elites to respond to our demands they should also expand democracy and plant the seeds of a new future in the present…

Dr. Helen Caldicott (2020-08-06). The Lessons We Haven't Learned. globalresearch.ca My birthday is August 7, sandwiched between the anniversary dates for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (on August 6 and August 9, 1945, respectively). I was six years old when the first bomb fell. My course in life was …

Brett Wilkins (2020-08-06). Nuclear War or Invasion: The False Dichotomy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. globalresearch.ca Like other dark chapters in U.S. history, the official narrative of the decision to unleash the most destructive weapon humanity has ever known upon an utterly defeated people is deeply flawed. | *** | Seventy-five years ago, the United States waged the …

Rosa Pavanelli (2020-08-06). We Must Organize Like Never Before. zcomm.org To rebuild our public services and protect our communities, we must break the unholy alliance of finance and the far right…

Max Elbaum (2020-08-06). Staring into the Economic Abyss. zcomm.org It will take an across-the-board combination of militant protest, get out the vote, and doing whatever is necessary to protect the results to best position partisans of justice, peace and saving the planet for the bitter battles that lie beyond November…

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-06). US, Israeli nukes threaten region: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — Stating that the US was the first and only user of nuclear weapons, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that today, the US and Israeli nukes threaten our region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-06). Tehran, Baku stress expansion of bilateral coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Labor, Cooperatives and Social Welfare Mohammad Shariatmadari and Azerbaijan's Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Sahil Babayev stressed on the expansion of bilateral cooperation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-06). Army unveils 'Order of Sacrifice'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — The 'Order of Sacrifice' of Imam Ali Officers' University was unveiled on Thursday morning in the presence of Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-06). Lebanese people united against devastating blast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 07 (MNA) — Amal Abou Zeid, Advisor to the President of the Lebanese Republic, said in an exclusive interview with MNA that the Zionist regime is extremely frightful of Lebanon's possible reaction to Beirut devastating blast.

Philipp Gerhartinger and Joseph Woss (2020-08-06). A fair and solid crisis financing. indybay.org The contrast between the EU and the US in COVID financing could hardly be greater. McDonald's operators, Marathon Oil (over $400 million), Exxon, Chevron and Sea World received relief and will reduce their future tax payments. Tax gifts charac terize the US way of corruption and contradict these recommendations.

Bradley Allen (2020-08-06). Coalition Calls for Shut Down of Calpella Wood Pellet Plant. indybay.org Local tribes, activists and statewide organizations are joining forces to demand closure of the Calpella wood pellet plant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faith In Action (2020-08-06). Thursday 8/6: Voting Rights Act 55th Anniversary: COVID19, Voter Suppression, Vote by Mail, & More. indybay.org Online via Twitter…

Imran Khaliq (2020-08-06). Will "Defunding-the-Police" Bring Prosecutorial Reform? indybay.org "Defunding the Police" needs to include prosecutorial reform as prosecutors have even more power and impact on oppressing minorities than the police.

Lynda Carson (2020-08-06). Neil Young sued the Trump campaign for illegal use of his music. indybay.org Neil Young Sued The Trump Campaign For Illegal Use Of His Music In An Un-American Campaign Of Ignorance And Hate:…

Nichi Bei Foundation of San Francisco (2020-08-06). Sunday 8/9: A Virtual Remembrance: 75 Years After the Atomic Bombings hosted by Nichi Bei SF. indybay.org Online via livestream…

GLIDE (2020-08-06). Saturday 8/15: 11th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala, A Virtual Gathering. indybay.org Online…

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2020-08-06). Sunday 8/9: Our Freedom, Our Fight: NARAL Activists' Summit for Reproductive Rights (Day 2). indybay.org Online via Hopin…

Peace Action, PPC, & peace partners (2020-08-06). Friday 8/7: 75th Anniversary Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered Ceremony (PPC & Peace Action). indybay.org Online via livestream…

City of South San Francisco (2020-08-06). Friday 8/7: US Census Car Caravan / Parade by the City of South San Francisco. indybay.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2020-08-06). Saturday 8/8: Our Freedom, Our Fight: NARAL Activists' Summit for Reproductive Rights (Day 1). indybay.org Online via Hopin…

San Francisco Food Not Bombs (2020-08-06). San Francisco Empty and Abandoned Buildings (2nd Quarter, 2020). indybay.org SF Food Not Bombs has updated the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection's list of empty and abandoned buildings through June, 2020 on this webpage: sffnb.org/list-of-san-francisco-empty-an….

Lynda Carson (2020-08-06). Food Not Bombs needs volunteers to help serve food to the hungry masses. indybay.org Older Photo Of Some Hungry People In Line To Get A Free Meal From Food Not Bombs At People's Park In Berkeley. Photo By Lydia Gans.

CFPDAO (2020-08-06). Thursday 8/6: Mitch Better Have My Money! Day of Action. indybay.org Actions online, by phone, or by fax…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-08-06). E$tado $hileno: racismo contra el pueblo Mapuche. indybay.org Investigación revela racismo institucional contra el pueblo Mapuche…

United Religions Initative (2020-08-06). Thursday 8/6: Hiroshima Nagasaki Accord for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Livestream. indybay.org Online via livestream & restream…

Robert Norse (2020-08-06). Benchlands Cleared for Double Fenced Containment Camp. indybay.org Yesterday (Wednesday August 5) most of the remaining tents on both sides of the expanded Containment Camp run by the County in the San Lorenzo Benchlands was stripped of survival campers. Police reportedly with little or no notice gave those in tents "the option" to leave, face citation or arrest, or accept the concentrated residency of the new temporary govt. camp.

NAACP, Human Rights Campaign & others (2020-08-06). Thursday 8/6: Communities of Color: Communicating Safe Voting Options for November. indybay.org Online via livestream at Human Rights Campaign Facebook…

Environmental Protection Information Center (2020-08-06). EPIC Win For Mendocino National Forest at the Ninth Circuit. indybay.org In a major victory, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) in a case impacting fragile post-fire forest in the Mendocino National Forest.

Labor Video Project (2020-08-06). Hunger Striker At KPFA Calls For More Programming On Testing/tracing & Worker Safety. indybay.org An artist and KPFA member John Sheridan spoke out in front of KPFA about the need to have more programming on the need for mass testing and tracing to stop the pandemic…

Marc Norton (2020-08-06). Giants and Warriors Give their Workers the Boot. indybay.org While loudly proclaiming support for BLACK LIVES MATTER, the Giants and Warriors fired 2,154 largely Black, Latino and Asian concession workers last week.

_____ (2020-08-06). Nuclear War Can Be Stopped Before It Begins. popularresistance.org Nuclear weapons have been posing a threat to humanity for 75 years — ever since the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. | These days, our focus is understandably on the COVID-19 virus and the threat it poses to human life. But as we commemorate the anniversary of these bombings, it is important to acknowledge that unlike the coronavirus, nuclear weapons can only be remediated with prevention. Millions of people could be killed if a single nuclear bomb were detonated over a large city, and the added threats of radiation and retaliation could endanger all life on Earth.

_____ (2020-08-06). Our Planet Missed The Opportunity To Unite Against The Pandemic. popularresistance.org It is time to stop irresponsible finger-pointing. | All over the world, as this essay is being written, well over 17 million COVID-19 cases have been reported, and 676,000 people died. And instead of concentrating on serious research, trying to save human lives and attempting to stop the global calamity, 'residents' of the White House are spending all the energy on their own political survival, as well as on the survival of the regime. | In the U.S., both the establishment and opposition are buzzing with phantasmagoric conspiracy theories. Everyone is shouting, and no one is listening.

_____ (2020-08-06). 'Radical Real Estate Law School' Is In Session. popularresistance.org When Christine Hernandez saw an ad for something called the "Radical Real Estate Law School" in Oakland, she was intrigued. | "I thought, radical? That's me," she said. "Real estate? I'm interested. Law school? Never thought of it." | The program is offered through the Sustainable Economies Law Center in downtown Oakland, one of the handful of organizations taking advantage of a little-known rule in California and a few other states allowing people to take the bar exam without first obtaining a traditional law school degree.

_____ (2020-08-06). First Person: Sick And Afraid Inside San Quentin. popularresistance.org Death Row San Quentin Prison – We men and women who unfortunately have been sentenced to death and sent to death rows here at San Quentin State Prison (for men) and the Central California Women's Facility at Chowchilla have often been referred to as the "walking dead" or "Dead Man Walking," as made famous by the 1995 movie, starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, about a death row inmate. | We were called these names long before the COVID-19 pandemic came upon us all, seemingly out of nowhere. After it came on the scene, we death row inmates got a double dose of death.

_____ (2020-08-06). Does The US Military Assassinate Journalists? popularresistance.org As the cries of United States' 'exceptionalism' are heard from the hallowed halls of Congress, one of the alleged hallmarks is freedom of the press. No nation, the breathless masses are told, protects press freedom like the United States. This belief is similar to Santa Claus: pleasant, comforting, but having no basis in truth. | The government only allows news to be reported that is favorable to the U.S. Censorship has accompanied all its major wars, with the government actually writing articles for news outlets. Historian William Clayton Mullendore, in commenting on censorship during World War I, said…

_____ (2020-08-06). Preliminary Report From Beirut. popularresistance.org The nature of Tuesday's explosion in the port of Beirut and the extent of the damage across the city and beyond is not yet clear. There are plenty of unconfirmed reports and it is hard to take official statements as transparent. That being said, the effects of the explosion were felt across the city and beyond. For those familiar with the geography, nearby areas such Karantina and Gemmayzeh as well as further away areas such as Manara, Hamra, Burj Hammoud, Sin al-Fil, and Brummana felt the explosion.

_____ (2020-08-06). The Department of Homeland Security: The Ideal Authoritarian Tool. strategic-culture.org Bymelvin GOODMAN | In the wake of 9/11, the Bush administration made a series of blunders that have created havoc in U.S. governance. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the worst of these decisions, but not far behind was the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS has turned out to be the perfect authoritarian tool in the hands of a corrupt administration, and there is ample evidence of the department's role in degrading public life in America in the past several weeks. The department has become Trump's tool for targeting "anti-fascists," the label that he has broadly applied to all protesto…

_____ (2020-08-06). Voting Fraud Is Real: The Electoral System Is Vulnerable. strategic-culture.org The United States national election is now only three months away and it should be expected that the out-and-out lies emanating from both parties will increase geometrically as the polling date nears. One of the more interesting claims regarding the election itself is the White House assertion that large scale voting by mail will permit fraud, so much so that the result of the voting will be unreliable or challenged. To be sure, it is not as if voter fraud is unknown in the United States. The victory of John F. Kennedy 1960 presidential election has often been credited to all the graveyards in Mayor Richard Daley…

_____ (2020-08-06). The DNC Convention Is the Election. strategic-culture.org For nearly a year it has been my primary thesis that the DNC nominating convention would determine the fate of the presidential election here in the states. These four days may, in fact, be more dramatic than any Democratic convention since 1860 when incumbent James Buchanan was tossed aside to ensure a lawyer with railroad ties from Illinois, Stephen Douglas, squared off against Republican Abraham Lincoln. | Lincoln was also a railroad lawyer from Illinois. Just sayin'. | The convention is less than two weeks away and serious questions about the Democrats' strategy should be plain to see for anyone who pays even…

The Canary (2020-08-06). Johnson defends decision not to suspend Tory MP accused of rape. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has defended the decision not to suspend a senior Tory MP who was arrested on suspicion of rape. | The prime minister insisted on Thursday that the allegation is being taken "extremely seriously" after the Conservatives defied calls to remove the whip from the former minister. | Johnson, in his first comments about the arrest, said a decision will be made when the police investigation is concluded. | "I think it's very, very important that we take all these cases extremely seriously and we will continue to do so," he told reporters during a visit to Warrington. | "I think we've got to wait for the p…

The Canary (2020-08-06). 50 million face masks bought by government in £252m deal cannot be used by NHS. thecanary.co Fifty million face masks bought by the government as part of a £252m contract will not be used in the NHS due to safety concerns. | The masks, ordered from Ayanda Capital, have ear loops rather than head loops, and there are concerns over whether they are adequate. | The government has confirmed in court papers that the masks, which are now in the Department of Health and Social Care's (DHSC) logistic chain, will not be used in the NHS. | The Good Law Project and EveryDoctor, which are suing the government over its Ayanda contract, estimate the 50 million masks would have cost more than £150m. | Gover…

yenisafak (2020-08-06). French president urges to prioritize aid to Lebanon. yenisafak.com French President Emmanuel Macron stressed on Thursday to prioritize aids for blast-hit Lebanon without any condition.Following his arrival in Beirut, Lebanon's capital, Macron met with his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun and the two leaders visited the site of massive explosion at the Port of Beirut.Macron said: "Lebanon is not alone … and we are fully aware that Lebanon's crisis is massive."He also vowed to secure and coordinate international aid to Lebanon, including medical supplies and medicine.The massive blast that rocked the Port of Beirut on Tuesday has left so far at least 135 dead and around 5,000 in…

yenisafak (2020-08-06). Ebola cases in DR Congo rise to 74 in latest outbreak. yenisafak.com At least 74 Ebola virus cases have been recorded in the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization announced Thursday.So far there are 74 cases, with 70 confirmed and four probable, 32 deaths and 28 recoveries from the 11th Ebola virus outbreak in Mbandaka, Equateur province, the WHO African Region tweeted.For several months, the DRC has been battling with several diseasing including, Cholera, Ebola, Measles.Last month the WHO office in the Central African country said that a total of 12,959 people have been vaccinated since the start of the 11th Ebola outbreak in ear…

yenisafak (2020-08-06). Capacity to confront blast impact 'limited': Lebanon. yenisafak.com Lebanon's financial capacity to deal with the impact of the port warehouse explosion is "very limited," the country's economy minister said Thursday. | Raoul Nehme told a TV channel that damages of the devastating explosion, which killed at least 137 people and injured about 5,000 others in the capital Beirut on Tuesday, are estimated to be in billions of dollars. | "The capacity of the state is very limited, and so is that of the central bank and the banks," he said. "Grain silos [structures for storing bulk materials] have been completely destroyed, and we need time to evaluate the damages." | The Port of Beiru…

yenisafak (2020-08-06). Plane with 20 tons of supplies lands in Beirut: WHO. yenisafak.com A plane carrying 20 tons of World Health Organization health supplies has landed in Beirut to support the treatment of patients injured by the massive explosion that rocked the city, the WHO said Thursday."The supplies will cover 1,000 trauma interventions and 1,000 surgical interventions for people suffering from injuries and burns resulting from the blast," the WHO said.Beirut and its surrounding suburbs were rocked Tuesday by a massive blast that left at least 135 people dead and nearly 5,000 injured.In health emergency response, WHO's logistics hub in Dubai airlifted the shipment."We are working closely with…

yenisafak (2020-08-06). Two Palestinians contract coronavirus in Israeli prisons. yenisafak.com Two more Palestinian detainees have been infected with coronavirus in Israeli prisons in Ramallah, occupied West Bank. In a statement Thursday, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), a non-governmental organization, said: "The administration of the Israeli prison of Ofer — western Ramallah — announced that Naim Abu Turki, 38, has been infected with coronavirus."Abu Turki, arrested at his home in Hebron, has been under detention for the last four days. The PPS warned of further spread of coronavirus among the Palestinian prisoners. | Earlier in the day, the Palestinian Authority Prisoners' Affairs Com…

yenisafak (2020-08-06). 'India not releasing jailed critics despite virus risk'. yenisafak.com India is among several countries where human rights defenders and activists imprisoned for criticizing the government have been kept in jail despite the risk of COVID-19, Amnesty International said in a report released on Thursday.The new briefing, Daring to Stand up for Human Rights in a Pandemic, states that India is one of the countries that has "left prisoners of conscience to languish in appalling conditions despite widely publicized prisoner release programs."According to the report, 131 people who speak up for human rights have been harassed, prosecuted, killed, or imprisoned on COVID-19-related pretexts i…

yenisafak (2020-08-06). Coronavirus claims another 174 lives in Iran. yenisafak.com A total of 2,634 people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the tally to 320,117, according to ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari.She said more than 277,000 patients have recovered so far, while 4,156 are still hospitalized in critical condition. "Over 2.6 million tests have been conducted in Iran to date," Lari added.The surge in daily fatalities has increased the fears of a collapse of Iran's already overwhelmed health care system.Since appearing in China last December, the virus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins U…

Media Lens (2020-08-06). "A Perpetual Motion Machine of Killing" dissidentvoice.org On August 1, a rare in-depth investigative piece appeared on the BBC News website based on credible and serious allegations that UK Special Forces had executed unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. The BBC article was produced in tandem with a report, '"Rogue SAS Afghanistan execution squad" exposed by email trail', published by the Sunday Times. Special …

Kavaljit Singh (2020-08-06). Taxing the Rich. Imposing A "Pigou Wealth Tax" in the Time of COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877-1959), a British economist, is well known for his contributions to welfare economics. One of the most prolific writers of his time, Pigou wrote over a dozen books and more than 100 articles and pamphlets dealing with …

Joan Walsh (2020-08-06). No Matter Who Biden Chooses as VP, It Will Be a Bittersweet Win for Women. thenation.com No Matter Who Biden Chooses as VP, It Will Be a Bittersweet Win for Women…

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (2020-08-06). Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS): To Nancy Pelosi — Did Russia Hack the DNC Emails? globalresearch.ca The lack of detail demanded by Pelosi may simply mean the absence of credible evidence of Russian interference as well as the absence of Clapperesque officials to conjure it up. | *** | MEMORANDUM FOR: Speaker Nancy Pelosi | FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-06). It's advantage Rajapaksa brothers as counting begins in Sri Lanka parliamentary polls. peoplesdispatch.org President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's older brother, 74-year-old Mahinda Rajapaksa is predicted to lead his party, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), to victory in the elections. The results will be announced late on Thursday…

Peter Bolton (2020-08-06). Establishment Democrats are getting cocky. That could mean 2016 all over again. thecanary.co Polls on the upcoming 2020 presidential election in the US show presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden

Jennifer Epps-Addison (2020-08-06). Why We're Demanding No Cops for Veep. thenation.com Why We're Demanding No Cops for Veep…

Rosemarie Ho (2020-08-06). For Ottessa Moshfegh, Novel Writing Is a Spiritual Experience. thenation.com For Ottessa Moshfegh, Novel Writing Is a Spiritual Experience…

ML Kejera (2020-08-06). A Lethal Traffic Stop in Georgia. thenation.com A Lethal Traffic Stop in Georgia…

D.D. Guttenplan (2020-08-06). Biden, Just Say Yes on Medicare for All! thenation.com Biden, Just Say Yes on Medicare for All!

Josh Gosfield (2020-08-06). Stupid Scientific Reality! thenation.com Stupid Scientific Reality!

Ed Morales (2020-08-06). As the Hurricane Season Intensifies, Is Puerto Rico Ready? thenation.com As the Hurricane Season Intensifies, Is Puerto Rico Ready?

Lee Camp (2020-08-05). Why Housing Is a Human Right. counterpunch.org Congress's inability to actually represent the real-live human beings of America, combined with an economic system that rewards lack of empathy and an excess of greed, has brought us to a dark time when an oncoming tsunami of financial ruin, destitution and evictions towers over our heads, blocking out the sunlight. The impending evictions may

Alan Macleod (2020-08-05). Beirut Blast a Deadly Blow to Lebanon's Already Shattered Economy. mintpressnews.com With Lebanon already suffering from a food crisis, currency collapse, and economic sanctions, the devastating explosion at Beirut's biggest port may be a death knell for the country's economy.

Alan MacLeod (2020-08-05). Backed by Millions from Pro-Israel Interests, Antone Melton-Meaux Takes Aim at Ilhan Omar. thealtworld.com A little-known union-busting attorney from Minnesota is raking in millions in campaign donations, mostly from out of state, in his attempt to unseat anti-war Rep. Ilhan Omar. | MPN— Some of the most committed pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian groups are flooding the Democratic primaries in an attempt to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar. | On the surface, there are five candidates Democrats vying to be the congressional representative for Minnesota's 5th district. But, in reality, it is a two-horse race, with two candidates raising millions, mostly from out of state, in this unusually hotly contested primary. One's prese…

Alan MacLeod (2020-08-05). Media's 'cancel culture' debate obscures direct threats to first amendment. mronline.org A short and rather vaguely worded open letter published in Harper's Magazine(7/7/20) earlier this month caused an unlikely media storm that continues to rumble on.

WSWS (2020-08-05). Amazon violates its own health and safety rules in COVID-19 coverup. wsws.org Amazon continues to withhold the number of reported coronavirus infections from its own workers and the public, placing countless lives in danger.

WSWS (2020-08-05). Brazilian teachers oppose back-to-school drive. wsws.org Amid intense opposition from teachers and parents, private schools were reopened last month in the state of Amazonas and this week in Rio de Janeiro.

Staff (2020-08-05). The End of Big Tech? Calls Grow to Break Up Facebook, Amazon for "Mob-Like" Behavior, Monopoly Power. democracynow.org Calls are growing to break up the Big Tech giants, with a handful of companies controlling more and more of the technology industry, crowding out or acquiring would-be competitors and exercising vast power over the U.S. economy. Lawmakers grilled the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook during a hearing last week on whether their companies are guilty of stifling competition, in a scene reminiscent of the 1994 hearing of tobacco executives who claimed cigarettes were not addictive. This came just days after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly made $13 billion in a single day, even as the coronavirus pandemic ha…

_____ (2020-08-05). Amazon Workers Blocked Delivery Trucks For Hours. popularresistance.org Amazon warehouse workers shut down deliveries at an Amazon Distribution Center in the San Francisco Bay Area for several hours on Saturday, demanding the company implement more safety measures to protect workers against COVID-19 and increased pay to reflect the cost of living in one of the country's most expensive metro areas. | Early Saturday, a caravan of cars, organized by Bay Area Amazonians, an Amazon warehouse worker and delivery-driver led group, drove into the warehouse parking lot, blocking Amazon delivery vans from leaving the facility for roughly three hours and disrupting the flow of business, accordi…

RT (2020-08-05). Ex-NYT reporter publishes new anti-lockdown book, calls out '90% of media' on parroting same lines on Covid responses. rt.com Alex Berenson's latest chapter in a series of books about Covid-19, the first of which was briefly censored by Amazon, questions both the media's coverage of the pandemic and the effectiveness of lockdowns. | "I think it's really important, at a time when 90 percent of media… is saying the same thing, with very little pushback or smart questioning, to get different perspectives," Berenson told Fox News about the self-published 'Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 2: Update and Examination of Lockdowns as a Strategy.' | "Even if you disagree with me completely, it's always good to know what o…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-08-05). 'This Is a Big Deal': Iowa Gov. Ends Voting Ban for People With Felony Convictions. commondreams.org The new executive order means there is now no U.S. state categorically banning people with former convictions from voting. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-08-05). "This Doesn't Smell Right": Acting State Dept. Inspector General Resigns Just Months After Predecessor Fired. commondreams.org Questions are being raised over the sudden departure amid lingering concerns of alleged impropriety by Secretary of State Pompeo. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Korybko (2020-08-05). 5 August 2019: The Kashmir Conflict and the Aksai Chin Border Clash, A Dark Day for India-China Relations. globalresearch.ca Most observers at the time regarded India's de-facto annexation of Jammu & Kashmir on 5 August 2019 as being a defining moment for either India's internal affairs or Indian-Pakistani relations, but in reality it was a defining one for Indo-Sino …

Staff (2020-08-05). "Despair and Destruction": Doctor in Beirut Describes Harrowing Scenes After Massive Port Explosion. democracynow.org As Beirut reels from a massive explosion that killed at least 100 people and injured thousands, we get an on-the-ground update from pediatrician and writer Dr. Seema Jilani, who treated her own daughter for injuries after the blast. "It was extremely packed because we're just coming out of a four-day lockdown," says Jilani. "Everybody was out." Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called the explosion a "national catastrophe."

Staff (2020-08-05). Headlines for August 5, 2020. democracynow.org Massive Explosion Tears Through Beirut, Leaving Hundreds Missing and Thousands Injured, Lebanon's PM Says 2,700 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate Sparked "National Catastrophe" in Beirut, Mississippi Becomes Biggest U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spot as Governor Mandates Masks, Georgia Prisoners Live-Stream Video from Prison Uprising Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Chicago Schools Cancel September Classes as Union Threatens Strike over Coronavirus Safety, U.N. Warns Coronavirus School Closures Have Impacted Over 1 Billion Students, Brazil COVID-19 Deaths Approach 100,000 as Infections Surge in India, Black Lives Matter & Ferguson Activ…

Staff (2020-08-05). Journalist Rami Khouri: Beirut Explosion Follows Years of Lebanese Gov't Incompetence & Corruption. democracynow.org The explosion in the Port of Beirut, which killed at least 100 people and injured about 4,000 others, is the latest blow to Lebanon, which already faces an economic, political and public health crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. The blast is believed to have been triggered by 2,700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate inexplicably left unattended in a warehouse for six years. Journalist Rami Khouri says it's further proof of "the cumulative incompetence, corruption, lassitude, amateurism and uncaring attitude by successive Lebanese governments" that have failed the country. "It's the ruling political elit…

Staff (2020-08-05). Trump Has A Path To Victory. It's Voter Suppression. therealnews.com The real threat facing the 2020 election isn't Russian interference or voter fraud, it's the GOP's massive voter suppression effort, argues journalist Greg Palast.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Iran's shipment of humanitarian aid to Lebanon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Red Crescent Society sent 95 tons of food and medicine to Beirut from Mehrabad Airport on Wednesday evening.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Iran to send 2000 humanitarian packs to Beirut. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — "2,000 packages weighing 9 tons of food, as well as medicine and medical supplies, will be sent to Lebanon by IRCS", Iranian Red Crescent Society spokesman announced.

_____ (2020-08-05). John Pilger: Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now. strategic-culture.org Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target — China. | John PILGER | 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 waiting for a bank to open. | At a quarter past eight on the morning of August 6, 1945, she and her silhouette were burned into the granite. | I stared at the shadow…

yenisafak (2020-08-05). Turkey 'neutralized' more than 100 terrorists in July. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces "neutralized" more than 100 terrorists in July, a government official said on Wednesday.Speaking at a monthly news briefing, Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli said the country "neutralized" 105 terrorists, including 80 PKK/KCK, 23 Daesh/ISIS, two leftist terror group members.Catakli added that five of them were on the gray category of the Interior Ministry's wanted terrorists list with up to a bounty of 500,000 Turkish liras ($71,246) on each head.The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and g…

Eds. (2020-08-05). Happy Birthday: Critique of Dialectical Reason! mronline.org On the 60th anniversary of Jean-Paul Sartre's key text on Marxism, Robert Boncardo shows us why it is still relevant, and urgently needed, today.

Editor (2020-08-05). Breaking through the walls of isolation: What is the Prisoners Solidarity Committee? workers.org This slightly edited statement first appeared in the Sept. 17, 1971, WW as part of a special eight-page Prisoners Solidarity Committee insert, "A Report from Inside Attica," in tribute to the Attica Prison uprising that occurred Sept. 9-13. This justified rebellion resulted in the massacre of over 40 prisoners by . . . |

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2020-08-05). U.S. Cold War China Policy Will Isolate the U.S, Not China. counterpunch.org Tensions between the United States and China are rising as the U.S. election nears, with tit-for-tat consulate closures, new U.S. sanctions and no less than three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups prowling the seas around China. But it is the United States that has initiated each new escalation in U.S.-China relations. China's responses have been

WSWS (2020-08-05). Fascist networks in German police and military issue new death threats. wsws.org A growing number of threatening e-mails and faxes, almost all signed NSU 2.0, have been sent to left-wing artists, immigrants, politicians, journalists and lawyers.

sputniknews (2020-08-05). Explosion Rocks Beirut; Trump Defies SCOTUS, GOP Stimulus Failure. sputniknews.com Lebanon's capital of Beirut is reeling from an explosion on Tuesday that killed more than 135 people, injured thousands more and left the economy crippled. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump continues to push against a Supreme Court ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, making life harder on immigrants.

Gordon Duff (2020-08-05). Israel Hits Beirut with Nuclear Missile, Trump and Lebanese Govt. Confirm (continually updating). thealtworld.com Trump confirms this was a bombing, not an accident and is immediately scourged by pro-Israel press…starting with the Daily Beast | #Breaking #Syria President Assad orders all borders and ports in the country open to #Lebanon, orders caravans of ambulances to head to #Beirut and ferry injured to hospitals in #Damascus, and launches an air bridge of medical and food supplies between the two cities | Israeli Delilah missile carrying 6 kiloton (6000 tons of TNT equivalent) nuclear missile (unretouched photo via VT Damascus) Ti…

Staff (2020-08-05). Sen. Sherrod Brown Talks With Ohio Mother Facing Water Shutoff. therealnews.com The woman says she and other working people face trauma every day, with little help from the federal government.

Editor (2020-08-05). The virus, the GDP and the profit motive. workers.org "The coronavirus pandemic's toll on the nation's economy became emphatically clearer Thursday," the New York Times wrote July 30, "as the government detailed the most devastating three-month collapse on record, which wiped away nearly five years of growth." Specifically, the gross domestic product, "the broadest measure of goods and services . . . |

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-08-05). Why is the US Funding Protesters to Attack Thailand's Military and Monarchy? thealtworld.com And why is the Western media pretending the US isn't funding them? | The Southeast Asian nation of Thailand has in recent years "tilted" too far toward China for Washington's liking. | Now, the familiar signs of US-backed covert regime change are evident in Thailand's streets. Protests are openly targeting Thailand's current government as well as its military and constitutional monarchy. Protests are similar to US-backed unrest seen recently in Hong Kong and are becoming more frequent despite their poor attendance and an overall protest-weary public. | Despite the superficial and deliberately ambiguous stated goa…

Scott Ritter (2020-08-05). ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Decision to Drop the Bomb on Japan and the Genesis of the Cold War. thealtworld.com The head of the Manhattan Project said, "The purpose of the whole project was to subdue the …

calvin deutschbein (2020-08-05). North Carolina comes together to 'Smash the Police State'. workers.org Raleigh, N.C. Hundreds gathered here in Nash Square, where demonstrations have been held daily since May 30, for a July 29 demonstration — "Smash the Police State: Portland, Gastonia, Roxboro" — highlighting the anti-racist struggle in those three cities. 'Stop the war on Black America,' Raleigh, July 29. (WW Photo: . . . |

Roy Eidelson (2020-08-05). Black Lives Matter: Resisting the Propaganda of Status Quo Defenders. counterpunch.org First came the new names—Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and others—all added one by one to the long list of tragic, unjustifiable police killings of Black Americans. Then came the batons, the pepper spray, the tear gas, the flash-grenades, the helicopters, the armored vehicles, and the rubber bullets wielded against nonviolent Black Lives Matter protesters across the United States,