Daily Archives: July 1, 2020

2020-07-01: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2020-07-01). The Truth About Russian-Taliban Ties Is as Intriguing as the Fake News About Them. globalresearch.ca Russia doesn't exploit the Taliban as a proxy for killing Americans, but seeks to nurture equally close relations with it along the lines of the ones that it presently enjoys with Pakistan. Moscow seems to believe that the group will …

Alan Macleod (2020-07-01). Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex. mintpressnews.com The latest scandal, like others before it, is based on scant testimony by anonymous officials and has had the effect of pushing liberal opinion on US foreign policy into a far more hawkish direction.

_____ (2020-07-01). Three Glaring Problems With the Russian Taliban 'Bounty' Story. strategic-culture.org There seems to be a lack of sourcing and a big whiff of politics, say former intelligence officers. | Barbara BOLAND | Abombshell The article alleges that GRU, a top-secret unit of Russian military intelligence, offered the bounty in payment for every…

Alan Macleod (2020-07-01). Public Outcry Follows Gilead Decision to Charge $3000 for COVID Drug that Costs Pennies to Produce. mintpressnews.com To make matter worse, Remdesivir is a drug that "has had its development costs paid for, in large part, by independent donors like governments and ministries of health in China, the WHO, and the US government."

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-01). Coronavirus comeback boomerangs into a disaster. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic is roaring back with Dr. Fauci warning now that we may see 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. Some 45 states are now reporting hikes in daily infection rates, after a wave of sharp hikes first appeared recently in Southern and Western states that reopened too early. The push to …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-01). Teachers: High Court opens way for taxpayer dollars for religious schools. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision allowing Montanans tax credits to pay for tuition at private — read "religious" — schools will cut dollars available to public schools and kids, the nation's two big teachers unions say. And the June 30 ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, just re-emphasizes the importance of courts — …

RT (2020-07-01). Career CIA officer made 'the right call' not to brief Trump on 'Russian bounties' — NSA O'Brien. rt.com A career CIA officer decided not to brief President Donald Trump about intelligence speculation that Russia was paying bounties for deaths of US troops in Afghanistan, his national security adviser Robert O'Brien has revealed. | "She made that decision because she didn't have the confidence in the intelligence that came up," O'Brien told reporters on Wednesday. "She made that call and you know what? She made the right call. And knowing the facts I know now, I stand behind that call," he added. | The New York Times published a story last week, sourced to anonymous intelligence officials, claiming that the "asse…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-01). July 1st 1867: Canada's National Sovereignty: America's Plan to Annex and Invade Canada. globalresearch.ca In the late 1920s, Washington formulated a top secret plan to invade Canada, entitled "Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan — Red". The plan was approved by the US War Department under the presidency of Herbert Hoover in 1930.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-01). Tearing Down the Idols of Colonialism: Why Tunisia Must Demand a French Apology. mintpressnews.com A debate is brewing in Tunisia on whether to demand an apology from France for the exploitation and trauma wrought by French colonialism, a move that could preclude a demand for compensation.

Vijay Prashad (2020-07-01). Venezuela's borderlands have been assaulted by COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org Over 70,000 Venezuelan migrants have returned to the country due to the uncontrolled coronavirus outbreaks in the neighboring countries. Venezuela has welcomed them and provided free testing and treatment…

Tim Wheeler (2020-07-01). Imogene Williams, 89; A gentle soul with an iron will. peoplesworld.org SEATTLE—Imogene Williams, a gentle soul with an iron will to win progressive change died peacefully at her home May 24, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her years as a political activist, she was arrested for worthy causes dozens of times. She door-belled for progressive candidates in Seattle including for Rep. Pramila Jayapal, …

Staff (2020-07-01). This is Not a Drill: LIVE, July 1st. therealnews.com What lessons does the long arc of Black political struggle bring to bear on the Bernie Sanders movement? In this moment of Black-led uprising, the shortcomings of the campaign are stark. And yet, Bernie's campaign popularized socialism and organized tens of thousands of people, many of whom are still in motion. What are the real…

Dominic Alexander (2020-07-01). Liberalism At Large: The World According to the Economist. mronline.org Zevin's history of the Economist magazine opens up a rich angle from which to observe the nature and development of liberalism across 180 years, finds Dominic Alexander.

Andre Vltchek (2020-07-01). Some Italian Thinkers are now resisting Lies about the Soviet Union and WW II. dissidentvoice.org Lying about world history is one of the main weapons of the Western imperialists, through which they are managing to maintain their control of the world. European and North American countries are inventing and spreading a twisted narrative about almost all essential historic events, be they colonialism, crusades, or genocides committed by the Western expansionism …

Estevan R. Hernandez (2020-07-01). Protests and outrage continue for Kendrick Johnson. liberationnews.org Johnson's family demands re-opening of investigation of 2013 mysterious killing.

Kenneth Surin (2020-07-01). UK's Labour Leader Sacks the Most Left-Wing Member of His Shadow Cabinet. counterpunch.org As a Labour party member, it is unavoidable that I should have an opinion on the party leader Keir Starmer's sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey. RLB was shadow education secretary until her dismissal, as well as being Starmer's primary opponent for the party leadership when Jeremy Corbyn resigned after Labour lost to the Tories in December's general election.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-07-01). Government Attacks Media as People's Media Reveals the Truth. dissidentvoice.org An Omaha police officer escorts freelancer Megan Feeney, a camera dangling from her zip-tied hands, on June 1, 2020. (Aaron Sanderford/Omaha World Herald). Government attacks on the media are escalating as the battle for the narrative grows in importance. For the last decade, stories produced and amplified by the democratized media have put the power …

Radical Reviewer (2020-07-01). Loaded: A Disarming History of the 2nd Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. mronline.org This is the Radical Reviewer taking a look at Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.

Ruth Fowler (2020-07-01). Then as Farce: the Commodification of Black Lives Matter. counterpunch.org Martin Luther King was arrested in April 1963 for publicly protesting, an act deemed illegal in Alabama at the time. While in jail, eight white clergy figures publicly admonished King, judging his actions "unwise and untimely". It was this which prompted King to respond with his little-shared letter about the "white moderate", a comment that

Dan Wakefield (2020-07-01). Charles Webb Enters Heaven. counterpunch.org Charles Webb, author of The Graduate (an identity that dogged and bedeviled him his whole life). died a few days ago at age 81. I met Charles in early 1970, shortly after the release of his second novel, The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker. I was waiting for my own novel to come out that

Kent Paterson (2020-07-01). Crisis After Crisis on the Border. counterpunch.org Ciudad Juarez has a long history of crises—foreign invasions, revolutions, economic recessions tied to the United States, the 9-11 border constriction and transnational gangland wars. Then there's the perpetual crisis of putting food on the table in a high-priced, low-wage city while staying safe in a place where violence can surge at any moment. Heaped atop the struggles of daily life, the Mexican city of an estimated 1.5 million residents bordering El Paso, Texas, now grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rick Baum (2020-07-01). The Pandemic and Wealth Inequality. counterpunch.org The latest figures from the Federal Reserve Board on wealth inequality cover through the quarter ending in March 2020. They show a reduction in wealth inequality—something that has happened during economic downturns. More importantly, according to the Fed, wealth inequality has generally been increasing since the first covered period, the third quarter of 1989 to when it reached its highest level in the fourth quarter of 2019 during the Trump regime.

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-07-01). Indignation in Colombia amid spree of assassinations and the rape of an Indigenous girl by soldiers. peoplesdispatch.org The wave of assassinations and acts of sexual violence carried out by security forces and paramilitary groups against Colombian civilians in the past week has shaken the country…

Eds. (2020-07-01). World makers of the Black Atlantic. mronline.org My sense, while reading this book, was of a twentieth century tradition now ripe to be reclaimed and revived, since, like Du Bois and his generation, we will surely need now to grasp the deep roots of our multiple crises if we are to be free of them and deliver a world to our children …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-01). Global protests against Israel's 'Annexation Plan'. peoplesdispatch.org Protests, both on the ground and on the virtual platforms, were organized on Wednesday July 1 across the world to denounce the proposed Israeli annexation of parts of the occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank. Several organizations are also demanding international sanctions against Israel if it goes ahead with the move. | Civil society movements, including the Palestinian Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS), organized protests in countries such as the US, the UK, Canada, Germany and Spain, among several others. | Israel had announced that it would start the process of annexation of the parts of the occupied…

Bruce Lerro (2020-07-01). Neoliberal Psychological Realism: from Barbie Dolls to Hook-up Sex. dissidentvoice.org Orientation In this two-part article, I trace facets of neoliberal psychology over a 50 years period, from 1970 to present. The first facet of neoliberal psychology is the "realist" phase in which capitalists strip the individual of as many of our social, qualitative (as opposed to quantitative) relations as well as our historical and cross-cultural …

Wayne Nealis (2020-07-01). Protesters take their complaints to the home of Minnesota's governor. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS — Daily protests continued in the Twin Cities last week to keep the pressure on state and city officials and lawmakers to act to stop police violence. Family members whose loved ones were killed by police officers gathered outside the residence of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, June 24. An estimated 2,000 protesters joined them …

Radical Reviewer (2020-07-01). Marx's Kapital For Beginners — Radical Reviewer. mronline.org The Radical Reviewer taking a look at Das Kapital by Karl Marx.

Melvin Goodman (2020-07-01). De-Militarizing the United States. counterpunch.org More than a half-century ago, exactly one year before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. brilliantly identified the keys to the American political, economic, and social crisis that has worsened over the years. At the Riverside Church in New York City, King linked the militarism of the Vietnam War; the racism of American society; and the inequality and materialism of the American economy to demand a movement toward social justice that we seek today.

Jordan Davidson (2020-07-01). House Democrats unveil strong climate plan linked to racial justice. peoplesworld.org

Staff (2020-07-01). International Pressure Kept Canada From Joining Security Council. therealnews.com Despite Canada's liberal reputation, its international affairs are built around support for empire and corporate interest.

Collective 20 (2020-07-01). How movements can turn Public support into lasting change. mronline.org Taking "movement moments" to change, from the Red Summer to Black Lives Matter.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Phyllis Bennis (2020-07-01). The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home. commondreams.org This militarism at home is linked inextricably to U.S. militarism abroad. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

James W. Carden (2020-07-01). The Return of the Anti-Antiwar Left. counterpunch.org In her recently published memoir, Circle in the Darkness, the author and journalist Diana Johnstone recalls that only "a few decades ago, "the Left" was considered the center of opposition to imperialism, and champion of the right of peoples to self-determination." Johnstone is part of a distinguished line of American expatriate writers, who, perhaps because

Kelli Potter (2020-07-01). What really happened? Provo, Utah counterprotest eclipses far right rally. liberationnews.org Protesters made their voices heard in an ultra-conservative city.

RT (2020-07-01). UK turns to Germany in bid to finally get its Covid-19 contact tracing app off the ground, ambassador says. rt.com Germany's ambassador to the UK says British health services have reached out to their German counterparts to find a solution to the UK's embarrassing predicament over its yet-to-be-launched coronavirus contact tracing app. | Diplomat Andreas Michaelis made the remark while speaking to BBC Radio 4's 'Today' show about the success of Germany's domestic contact tracing app, which relies on Apple and Google tech to trace people who may have contracted coronavirus because of their proximity to a confirmed case. "It works," Michaelis said. | This is in stark contrast to the UK's own app which, far from working, has…

Matthew J.L. Ehret (2020-07-01). A Canada Day Surprise: How a "Synthetic Nationalism" Was Created to Break the US-Russia Alliance. dissidentvoice.org As a Canadian author associated with a Canadian geopolitical magazine and a book series rooted in the thesis that Canada is still under the dominance of the British Empire to this very day, the July 1st holiday known as "Canada Day" is a bit of a strange thing to celebrate. As I have recently written …

The Canary (2020-07-01). Four doctors reflect on 100th day of lockdown. thecanary.co Medics across Britain have risen to unprecedented challenges during the nation's first 100 days in lockdown.Frontline workers have been seen as coronavirus (Covid-19) superheroes by members of the general public and were applauded for their efforts every Thursday at 8pm for the first 10 weeks of the crisis.While people have faced restrictions on their movement and social lives, here four doctors from the British Medical Association (BMA) describe their experiences during the last 100 days for the PA news agency.— Stephanie Rees, a junior doctor at Glan Clwyd Hospital in north Wales, said seeing a patient die…

The Canary (2020-07-01). Doctors say local Covid-19 data is needed quickly to target outbreaks. thecanary.co Giving local authorities accurate and up-to-date data on spikes in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases could help save lives, leading doctors have said.The British Medical Association (BMA) implored the government to ensure that local leaders were given timely information about cases in their area to help contain the spread of the virus.It comes after ministers faced criticism for the handling of the surge of cases in Leicester. | The BMA urged the government to share "timely, comprehensive and reliable" information to all those involved in the management of new cases at a local level.It also called for clarity about ho…

The Canary (2020-07-01). PM swerves job loss prediction as Labour claims he is 'blind' to Covid-19 risks. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has refused to predict the scale of job losses facing the UK but he warned workers are at "very, very serious" risk.The prime minister defended his plans to boost the economy amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic before saying of Labour: "We're the builders, they're the blockers. We're the doers, they're the ditherers."His counter attack came after Labour leader Keir Starmer warned the PM is "blind to the risks" of easing lockdown restrictions in England and trying to "brush away" concerns raised by the Opposition.Labour leader Keir Starmer, left, questioned the PM on likely job losses caused by…

RT (2020-07-01). Chris Cuomo attacks gun-toting St. Louis couple's self-defense claims without any hint of irony over own altercations. rt.com CNN's Chris Cuomo apparently forgot his own history of public aggression when he sparred on TV with a St. Louis man who said he feared for his life when he and his wife pointed guns at protesters marching by their home.

Staff (2020-07-01). Ed Yong on the "Disgraceful" U.S. Pandemic Response & How Medicare for All Could Have Saved Lives. democracynow.org As the United States experiences the world's worst outbreak of COVID-19, we speak with Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic, who warned of the country's unpreparedness for a viral outbreak in 2018. Now he says "it's truly shocking and disgraceful" how badly the pandemic has been handled in the United States, and blames a lack of federal leadership for most of the damage. "A country with the resources that we have should not be in this state," he argues, and adds that Medicare for All could have saved lives.

Staff (2020-07-01). Jamaal Bowman on NY Primary Upset, Rent Strikes, Police Brutality & Opposing West Bank Annexation. democracynow.org As a surge of a progressive candidates of color see victories in Democratic primaries across the country, we speak with former Bronx middle school principal Jamaal Bowman about his upset victory over New York Congressmember Eliot Engel, the 16-term Foreign Affairs Committee chair. Bowman ran on a Green New Deal, Medicare for All platform and recently joined protests demanding an end to racism and police brutality. He says his upset over Engel came down to mobilizing people who are "disenfranchised and ignored" by the political establishment. "We didn't just target those who consistently vote in primaries. We targ…

Kathy Fairfax (2020-07-01). Qantas move to cut 6000 jobs 'must be reversed', say unions. greenleft.org.au

Kathy Fairfax (2020-07-01). Sexual harassment still endemic in the legal profession. greenleft.org.au

The Canary (2020-07-01). Police officer warned after tweeting 'kicking down doors is our favourite thing'. thecanary.co An officer has been warned after tweeting from a police account that "kicking down doors is probably one of our favourite things to do". | The tweet, which was deleted a short time afterwards, came from the Homerton branch of the Metropolitan Police and showed officers using a battering ram to break down a door. | It continued: "Another warrant conducted on #Victoria ward with the assistance of @MSPHomerton @MPSKingsPark @MPSHackneyWick #knockknock #localpolicing." | @MPSHomerton! (And yes, this is real) — Owen Jones (@OwenJones84)

The Canary (2020-07-01). Warning over Covid-19 'illusion' amid fears of more local lockdowns. thecanary.co It is an "illusion" that the UK is past the worst of the Covid-19 epidemic, a leading scientist has warned amid fears that other towns and cities could follow Leicester into lockdown.Professor Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College London — who quit as a government adviser after admitting breaking lockdown rules — said the UK should be braced for regional flare-ups.It comes amid criticism of the way Public Health England (PHE) and the government are handling data on coronavirus cases, with accusations of long delays in sharing figures with regional public health experts. | A PHE regional map for testing a…

The Canary (2020-07-01). Government 'assumed' clueless over how many infected people could enter the UK once quarantine is lifted. thecanary.co Government officials may not have any idea how many people with coronavirus could come into the country once quarantine rules are lifted, MPs have heard.Commons Home Affairs Committee chair Yvette Cooper said it was "quite baffling" that senior Home Office civil servants were not able to confirm whether any assessments on estimated numbers had been carried out ahead of an anticipated relaxation of travel restrictions.The department's new permanent secretary Matthew Rycroft and second permanent secretary Shona Dunn were questioned by MPs on Wednesday about efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.Asked whether anyon…

The Canary (2020-07-01). Mississippi officially drops Confederate-themed flag. thecanary.co Mississippi has officially retired the last state flag in the US with the Confederate battle emblem.Republican governor Tate Reeves signed the historic bill on Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion, immediately removing official status for the 126-year-old banner that has been a source of division for generations."This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead our Mississippi family to come together, to be reconciled and to move on," Reeves said just before the signing."We are a resilient people defined by our hospitality. We are a people of great faith. Now, more than ever, we must lean on that f…

RT (2020-07-01). Tennessee restaurant threatened with ARSON over false claim it donated food to pro-police rally. rt.com A Chattanooga restaurant was viciously harassed and threatened with arson after a local news station incorrectly reported they had donated food to a pro-police rally, ultimately forcing them to cancel the catering order. | A caller threatened to burn down Shuford's Smokehouse last week after a news outlet mistakenly reported that the 33-year-old Chattanooga barbecue spot had donated food for a pro-police 'Back the Blue' rally to be held that Saturday. It was far from the only threatening phone call the restaurant received, but it was enough to convince them to cancel the $1,000 order. | Also on rt.com | | <...

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-01). The Heat: Hong Kong national security law. america.cgtn.com China's legislature passes a new law designed to protect Hong Kong's national security.

RT (2020-07-01). Russia has come a long way since 1993; Putin's constitutional changes reflect the needs of a revitalized state. rt.com Russia's 'super-presidential' 1993 Constitution was forged in blood after violent upheaval, at a time when the country was on its knees. It is logical that it would be revisited when modern Russia had finally come of age. | What is so problematic with the current 1993 Constitution, and what are the reasons behind the proposed amendments? The answers can be found in the circumstances under which President Boris Yeltsin's document came into effect and in the major transformation that Russia has undergone since then. | First of all, it is necessary to stress that Russia in 1993 and Russia in 2020 are essentially…

RT (2020-07-01). Vote on amendments isn't about Putin, it's the first ever 'truly Russian constitution' – leading historian. rt.com Previous Russian constitutions were either inspired or influenced by foreign legislators, but the amendments that the country is voting on are truly "Russia-centered," veteran Russia-focused historian Martin McCauley told RT. | It's no wonder then that the Western media ignores more than 200 proposed changes to the Russian Constitution and only focuses on the one that may allow Vladimir Putin run for president again, if he wishes to do so. | "'Putin wants to be Tsar for life' — that makes headlines, everyone understands that and if you go into the details of constitutional law people get bored," McCauley…

RT (2020-07-01). Black Lives Matter is 'anti-christian' & 'anti-civilizational' — outspoken senior Russian Orthodox Bishop. rt.com A prominent Russian cleric believes the 'Black Lives Matter' movement isn't a battle for human rights, but rather a "struggle for who is most important in humanity." He says its true nature is "becoming increasingly apparent." | Bishop Savva of Zelenograd, the deputy administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate says the campaign is "anti-Christian and anti-civilizational." | Also on rt.com | | The churchman was reacting to news that the statue of Emperor…

RT (2020-07-01). Trump promises to VETO defense budget bill if military bases honoring Confederate officers are renamed. rt.com President Trump threatened to reject next year's National Defense Authorization bill if lawmakers go ahead with Confederate name changes for army bases, including Fort Bragg, Fort Benning, and others. | "I will veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth 'Pocahontas' Warren (of all people!) Amendment, which will lead to the renaming (plus other bad things!) of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many other military bases from which we won two World Wars, is in the Bill!" US President Donald Trump tweeted. | I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren (of all people!

RT (2020-07-01). France warns Israeli annexation of West Bank won't be 'without consequences'. rt.com France has warned that any Israel annexation of the West Bank "could not be left without consequences" and said that it is "examining different options" at a national level and with its European partners. | "Annexation of Palestinian territories, whatever the perimeters, would seriously throw into question the parameters to resolve the conflict," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday. | Israel plans to annex as much as 30 percent of occupied Palestinian territory, which has been met with disapproval from much of the international community, including the UK and EU.

RT (2020-07-01). 'We all miss Roger!' Trump recalls late 'friend' Roger Ailes in attack on Fox, gets schooled on his death by #Resistance. rt.com In his latest salvo against Fox News, US President Donald Trump invoked the memory of the network's late CEO, Roger Ailes, to say the outlet had declined, drawing astute critics armed with Google to remind him the man had died. | Trump took to his favorite social media venue on Tuesday to decry a Fox panel discussion featuring disgraced CNN contributor Donna Brazile, who was caught passing debate questions to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race, as was revealed in a WikiLeaks publication the same year. | "She gets fired by CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hire…

RT (2020-07-01). Zoom fails to publish transparency report, delays it until 'later'. rt.com Following months of privacy concerns raised by both state and private actors, online video company Zoom, which has seen its user numbers spike during the Covid-19 pandemic, has missed its own transparency report deadline. | Zoom announced last month that it would publish a transparency report on June 30. The move followed the company admitting that it had briefly suspended some US-based accounts and that of a Hong Kong activist at the behest of the Chinese government. | The accounts were suspended due to the content of the calls, with one speaking on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, which rema…

RT (2020-07-01). Turkey accuses 'biased' France of allowing Libya embargo violations in support of Haftar. rt.com Ankara has taken aim at France for allegedly ignoring violations of an international arms embargo placed on Libya, claiming that illegal activity was being carried out to benefit commander Khalifa Haftar. According to Reuters, Turkey's ambassador to Paris, Ismail Hakki Musa, said on Wednesday that the United Arab Emirates and Egypt were bypassing the UN blockade — and that "biased" France was doing nothing to stop it. | The accusation comes a day after Turkey slammed France's "dishonest approach" to the crisis in Libya. For its part, Paris has condemned Ankara for turning a blind eye to illegal arms shipm…

RT (2020-07-01). CHAZ protesters make their last stand, barricade streets with SPIKE STRIPS and port-a-potties (VIDEOS). rt.com As the Seattle Police Department cleared out the 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone', some protesters refused to go without a fight. Video footage shows them scrambling to barricade the streets. | Seattle police officers descended on the so-called 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone' (CHAZ, or CHOP) on Wednesday morning, clearing out the 'Black Lives Matter' protesters who had occupied the six-block area for nearly a month.

RT (2020-07-01). Police launch probe into 'It's okay to be white' posters spotted in Somerset. rt.com Somerset police are investigating the mysterious appearance of a number of posters declaring 'It's okay to be white' which were put up in the town of Nailsea over the weekend, sparking local outrage.

RT (2020-07-01). DHS to deploy extra 'anti-vandal' police units across US for July 4, bracing for 'increased disruptive activity' — report. rt.com The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will station special "Rapid Deployment Teams" around the country for the July 4 holiday to guard monuments from vandalism, following numerous attempts by activists to tear down statues. | Police officers specially trained in crowd and riot control will deploy to a number of American cities for the weekend surrounding Independence Day, including Seattle, Portland and Washington, DC, Fox News reported, citing an unreleased DHS memo. | "The upcoming July 4th holiday weekend has the potential for increased disruptive activity at specific locations across the country tha…

RT (2020-07-01). Russians vote in favor of changes to constitution potentially enabling Putin to remain as president until 2036 — exit polls. rt.com Exit polls after the Russian constitutional vote show 71 percent of the country supported the proposed amendments while just over 28 percent were opposed. The changes are major updates to Russia's most important legal document. | The tallies were conducted at 800 polling stations in 25 jurisdictions. They are based on questions asked of over 445,000 voters, 69.9 percent of which responded. | Wednesday marked the final day of in-person voting in the referendum, with turnout reaching 65 percent. The Central Elections Commission (CIK) has received reports of only four possible instances of irregularities, its hea…

RT (2020-07-01). Fears dozens of local lockdowns are 'days away' prompts dismay among Britons, as UK battles to contain coronavirus flare-ups. rt.com As many as 36 regions in England which are seeing a rise in newly confirmed cases of coronavirus could be "just days" away from being forced into local lockdowns, according to reports, leading many Britons to voice their alarm. | Sources in Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Health have reportedly told Sky News they are "working collaboratively," with local authorities in England where spikes in cases of the deadly disease are cropping up. | As a result, local lockdowns — like the one in Leicester which will see some restrictions re-imposed, such as the closure of non-essential shops and t…

RT (2020-07-01). Over 77 percent of Russians back constitutional amendments, 21 opposed — preliminary results. rt.com After processing 85 percent of the ballots, the Russian election commission has announced that 77,8 percent of the voters approved the changes to the constitution, while 21,3 percent opposed. Nationwide turnout was at 65 percent. | Millions of Russians went to the polls on Wednesday to cast their vote for or against the 206 proposed amendments, already approved by the legislature. This was preceded by five days of early voting starting June 25 and even online voting in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod — all due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which delayed the vote from its originally scheduled date of April 22. | Al…

RT (2020-07-01). France stands back from NATO's Libya op after maritime face-off with Turkish Navy — media. rt.com Paris has "temporarily" suspended its role in Operation Sea Guardian off the coast of Libya. The French Defense Ministry sent a letter to NATO headquarters announcing the decision and calling upon allies to "solemnly reaffirm their attachment" to the arms embargo on the war-ravaged country. The Turkish envoy to France confirmed the news, saying the French Navy is calling off its frigate Courbet which engaged in a mid-sea standoff with Turkish warships escorting a civilian freighter on its way to Libya several weeks ago. The incident exacerbated already tense relations between the two NATO countries. French Pre…

RT (2020-07-01). Trump resumes attack on NYT's 'Russian bounty' story, says 'secret source probably doesn't even exist'. rt.com US President Donald Trump has again attacked the "discredited" New York Times over its disputed story that Russia offered bounties for the killing of US troops in Afghanistan, blasting the story as a "fake news tale". | In a tweet on Wednesday morning Trump said the story was made up to damage him and the Republican Party. | "The Russia Bounty story is just another made up by Fake News tale that is told only to damage me and the Republican Party," the president wrote. | "The secret source probably does not even exist, just like the story itself. If the discredited @nytimes has a source, reveal it. Just another…

RT (2020-07-01). Two asteroids to race past Earth as NASA pens deal with Space Force to bolster planetary defenses. rt.com Just one day after World Asteroid Day, NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has warned of two space rocks due to soar through the Earth's backyard, as planetary defense preparations start to ramp up. | The first of the incoming objects is the 69-foot wide 2019 AC3, an Apollo-class asteroid travelling at roughly 8,000 miles per hour and due to fly past at a safe distance of 2.5 million miles away. | | © NASA | Later on Wednesday, at almost double the size and over twice the speed of its predecessor, the 135-foot, Aten-class asteroid 2020 MK3 will shoot past at 19,000 miles an hour. The ast…

RT (2020-07-01). Boston to pull Lincoln emancipation memorial following activist outcry over 'demeaning' depiction of freed slave. rt.com The city of Boston has voted to take down a 19th century statue honoring Abraham Lincoln and the freeing of the slaves, arguing that residents view its depiction of a kneeling black man as demeaning. | In a vote on Tuesday, Boston's Art Commission resolved to remove the monument, with Mayor Martin Walsh stating the decision was part of a broader push to "make Boston a more equitable and just city." The move will cost the city at least $15,000, according to Boston public art director Karin Goodfellow. | "After engaging in a public process, it's clear that residents and visitors to Boston have been uncomfortable…

RT (2020-07-01). WATCH police on BIKES arrive to shut down Seattle's CHAZ. rt.com Backed up by bikes and armored vehicles, legions of cops have swooped into Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) after Mayor Jenny Durkan ordered that the area, taken over by Black Lives Matter protesters, be vacated. | The officers descended on the six-block anarchist encampment in the early hours of Wednesday morning, hours after receiving the order from Mayor Durkan. The mayor had previously been reluctant to retake the six-block zone, but a spate of recent shootings — the most recent leaving one black teenager dead and another seriously injured — appeared to force her hand. | In video foo…

RT (2020-07-01). Constitutional amendments vote in Russia: RT special coverage. rt.com Russians are heading to the polls on the last day of voting on amendments to the country's constitution. Citizens have plenty of time to express their will, as July 1 has been declared a holiday. | Among other things, the proposed amendments would transfer more power to Russia's two houses of parliament, as well as potentially allow Vladimir Putin to run for the presidency two more times. | Initially scheduled for April 22, the vote was postponed until July 1 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The government allowed voters to go to their polling stations up to a week before the final date, in order to reduce crowds…

RT (2020-07-01). 'We all miss Roger!' Trump recalls late 'friend' Roger Ailes in attack on Fox, gets schooled on his death by the #Resistance. rt.com In his latest salvo against Fox News, US President Donald Trump invoked the memory of the network's late CEO, Roger Ailes, to say the outlet had declined, drawing astute critics armed with Google to remind him the man had died. | Trump took to his favorite social media venue on Tuesday to decry a Fox panel discussion featuring disgraced CNN contributor Donna Brazile, who was caught passing debate questions to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race, as was revealed in a WikiLeaks publication the same year. | "She gets fired by CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hire…

RT (2020-07-01). Gun-lover & presumed QAnon-believer unseats 5-term Colorado congressman in Republican primary upset. rt.com Lauren Boebert, a mother of four with outspoken views on guns and fringe internet theories, has uprooted Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton. Her primary victory is part of a larger political insurgency taking shape across the country. | An unapologetic political outsider, Boebert was declared the winner of Colorado's 3rd congressional district Republican primary on Wednesday. Tipton, the incumbent, had served five terms in Congress and was endorsed by Donald Trump. Apparently unbothered by her victory, the president took to Twitter to congratulate Boebert on her "really great win." | Boebert's colorful political ads a…

RT (2020-07-01). NYT columnist Paul Krugman wins internet's 'unhinged old crank' award for remarks on Covid surge hitting Florida. rt.com New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has been accused of exhibiting "symptoms of psychopathy" after seemingly cheering the possibility that a growing number of elderly Floridians could fall victim to coronavirus. | The acclaimed wordsmith and economist had a rather unusual take on the rise in Covid-19 cases in Florida. | "Reality is coming for white supremacists driving golf carts," Krugman declared in response to a Bloomberg report detailing how Florida's elderly population was likely at increased risk of perishing from the virus. | The provocative remark was possibly in reference to a viral video in which m…

RT (2020-07-01). Harvard drops penalties on 'single-gender' social clubs after years-long litigation. rt.com Harvard University will no longer sanction students who take part in single-gender organizations, concluding the penalties would not survive an ongoing legal challenge from fraternities and sororities. | The Ivy League school said it would no longer enforce the ban on same-sex clubs on Monday, with Harvard president Lawrence Bacow

RT (2020-07-01). Richmond mayor demands 'emergency' removal of all Confederate statues on city land ahead of key council vote, citing 'safety'. rt.com The mayor of Richmond, Virginia has ordered the removal of all Confederate statues on city land on an "emergency" basis, citing an "urgent need to protect the public" as his rationale for skipping a required council vote. | Levar Stoney wasted no time after a new state law granting control of Richmond's Confederate monuments to the city took effect on Wednesday, ordering the "immediate removal" of the monuments in a televised statement. | Richmond Mayor

RT (2020-07-01). WATCH: BLM protesters in New York 'CHAZ' mock cops over college education, call officer 'black Judas'. rt.com Tensions were high in New York's so-called 'City Hall Autonomous Zone' (CHAZ) on Tuesday night, with protesters mocking cops over their education. The scenes left the demonstrators facing accusations of snobbery and privilege. | Eyewitness footage shot outside City Hall in Manhattan shows protesters berating the police with a torrent of abuse, suggesting the officers are "getting paid to sit there like f**king idiots." | One man in a skirt even twerked in front of the police before launching a verbal tirade, claiming that hairdressers have to go to school for longer than police do and that cops "can't even rea…

RT (2020-07-01). Social Justice League, assemble! Cancel brigade come for director Joss Whedon after vague abuse allegation. rt.com 'Justice League' actor Ray Fisher has accused director Joss Whedon of "abusive behavior" on the set of the 2017 movie, prompting calls to 'cancel' Whedon. However, Fisher gave no examples of the supposed abuse. | "Joss Whedon's on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable," Fisher tweeted on Wednesday, adding that former Warner Bros producer Jon Berg, and former DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns "enabled" the abuse. | Joss Wheadon's on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and comp…

RT (2020-07-01). New York Times calls for punishing Putin over anonymous bounty claims but advised Trump to let ISIS kill Russian troops in Syria. rt.com The same New York Times reporting anonymous claims of Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan opined in 2017 that President Trump should let ISIS "bleed" Russian forces in Syria rather than help defeat the terrorists. | Thomas Friedman, who has won three Pulitzer prizes as a journalist and columnist for the Times, argued in an

_____ (2020-07-01). Why Canada Failed the 'Ben Franklin Challenge' in 1776. strategic-culture.org "If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing." | Benjamin Franklin | July 1st is a strange day in Canada. From Pacific to the Atlantic coast, Canadians have made it an annual practice to paint maple leaves on their faces and party like there was no tomorrow. | But what exactly does this day signify? | It may be a bit of a bitter pill to swallow for some, but as I outlined in my

sputniknews (2020-07-01). House Speaker Pelosi Calls For 'Immediate' Sanctions on Russia Over 'Taliban Bounties' Reports. sputniknews.com Earlier, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez formally requested new sanctions be imposed on top Russian officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, over unconfirmed allegations that Russia offered reward money to Taliban-linked militants to assassinate US soldiers.

sputniknews (2020-07-01). Trump Ramps Up Attack on NYT, Says Russia Bounty Story's 'Secret Source Probably Doesn't Even Exist'. sputniknews.com Democrats have asked Congress to consider new sanctions against Moscow over media claims that Russia has been paying Taliban-affiliated militants to kill American and other coalition troops serving in Afghanistan. Russian officials have vocally denied the allegations, and accused those pushing them of trying to further undermine Russia-US ties.

Ali Salam (2020-07-01). US Organizations Demand Change in US Foreign Policy Towards Israel and Palestine. imemc.org In a letter to US presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, more than 100 US organizations appealed to the potential leaders to adopt a moral and principled foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The organizations that endorsed the letter included American Muslims for …

Jehan Alfarra (2020-07-01). Remembering the Handover of 'One Palestine, Complete'. globalresearch.ca On this day in 1920, the first High Commissioner for Palestine Herbert Samuel, was handed the administration of the country by the British government and signed a receipt saying "one Palestine, complete" | *** | On this day in 1920, the …

commondreams (2020-07-01). US Supreme Court Ruling that Children of Asylum-Seekers Must be Released from Detention Lacks Necessary Provisions for Parents; Risks Further Family Separation. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-07-01). Four Giant Reasons To Remove The Statues. popularresistance.org I'm a descendant of General Robert E. Lee. | My family also descends from George Washington and John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court. (The oligarchy was a rather small club back in the day.) And I, along with many other Lee descendants, say: Remove the statues. | Yet, this week President Donald Trump has made it his mission to catch and prosecute those who have taken down statues. I'm positive he's not doing it out of any racist ideology, although it doesn't help that he also retweeted a white power message soon afterwards. | With that said, here are four exceedingly stupid reasons to keep…

DJCFPD (2020-07-01). Wednesday 7/1: The Fight for Reproductive Rights: A Supreme Court Briefing. indybay.org Online via Zoom & livestream…

South Front (2020-07-01). Video: Houthis Captured 400 Km2 from Saudi-backed Forces in Central Yemen. globalresearch.ca The Houthis have captured over 400km2 from Saudi-backed forces in their recent advance on the administrative border of the Yemeni provinces of al-Bayda and Marib. According to Brigadier General Sare'e, a spokesman for the Armed Forces loyal to the Houthi …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-01). Rupturing US/China Relations: The Destructive Race to Roll Out 5G Technology, A Breach Too Wide to Fix? globalresearch.ca History one day may explain that the US was its own worst enemy — along with being responsible for unparalleled harm to most people at home and abroad worldwide. | ** | Both China and the US are rivals, not partners, risking …

Juan Cole (2020-07-01). Sanders, AOC, Tlaib Threaten to Cut Israeli Funding. zcomm.org The letter is a turning point in US-Israeli relations since 1967, during which the American public and political elite has been happy to support Israeli colonization of the Palestinians…

WSWS (2020-07-01). Ireland's Greens agree to join austerity coalition government. wsws.org Almost five months after Ireland's February 8 general election, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have formed a coalition government after the Green Party voted to come on board.

Staff (2020-07-01). Headlines for July 1, 2020. democracynow.org Dr. Anthony Fauci Warns U.S. Could Soon Record 100,000 Coronavirus Cases a Day, Dozens of Healthcare Workers Died of COVID-19 After OSHA Dismissed Pleas for PPE, 627,000 in Western Hemisphere Will Die of Coronavirus by October, Warns WHO, Hickenlooper Wins CO Senate Primary; Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion, Amy McGrath Narrowly Defeats Charles Booker in Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary, Oglala Sioux President Says Trump "Doesn't Have Permission" to Visit Mt. Rushmore, Top Republicans Break from Trump, Recommend Masks to Slow Coronavirus, New York Court Blocks Publication of Tell-All Book by Donald Tr…

_____ (2020-07-01). Spain's Zapatero: There Are Governments That Regret Having Recognized Guaido. popularresistance.org Former Spain Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero believes that there are governments that regret having recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela back in early 2019. | "I do not know if they will say it in public, but that reflection is there," Zapatero said during an interview with the Argentine radio station Radio La Pizarra. | His statements are based on the global disappointment that Guaidó has created, whose leadership has been overshadowed after his participation in the failed Operation Gideon, intended to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. | The Spanis…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies (2020-07-01). A New Anti-War Mobilization Must Topple Trump—and Challenge Biden. commondreams.org We will not rescue our country from the iron grip of the military-industrial complex by picking the lesser evil and hoping for the best. (Photo: CD/CC BY 2.0) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joe Emersberger (2020-07-01). On Pablo Celi, Ecuador's super shady "Auditor General" counterpunch.org An interview with Andres Arauz about Pablo Celi, a hatchet man for Lenin Moreno's government. Lenin Moreno won Ecuador's presidency in 2017 by running as a loyalist to former President Rafael Correa, a leftist. Moreno immediately shifted hard to the right within weeks of taking office as described in previous articles on Counterpunch (here ,

WSWS Repost (2020-07-01). Another anti-Russian smear from the New York Times. indybay.org Patrick Martin at the World Socialist Web Site describes the New York Time's ongoing aversion to facts. [Illustration shows how a current Google Search simply amplifies the propaganda.]…

World Socialist Web Site (2020-07-01). Saturday 7/4: The Place of the Two American Revolutions in the Past, Present and Future. indybay.org This event will be streamed live throughout the world on July 4th at 1: 30 pm EDT, 10: 30 am PDT at www.wsws.org/live.

John Wojcik (2020-07-01). Sanders: 'National security involves a lot more than bombs'. peoplesworld.org

Carl Gibson (2020-07-01). Booker's Loss Was Devastating. But We Can't Lose Sight of Defeating McConnell. commondreams.org It's tempting for progressive Kentuckians to want to check out of this election, as many of us have after the corporate wing of the Democratic Party threw a wet blanket on Bernie Sanders' post-Nevada momentum to circle its wagons around Joe Biden. (Photo: @Booker4KY/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Seymour M. Hersh (2020-07-01). The 1968 My Lai Massacre: The Scene of the Crime. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on The New Yorker in March 2015. | There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai. On the morning of March 16, 1968, it was crowded with the bodies of the dead—dozens of …

Kim Petersen (2020-07-01). Is it "Canada Day" or "Dominion Day"? Stolen Indigenous Lands, First Nations' "Idle No More" Calls for #CancelCanadaDay. globalresearch.ca July 1 is celebrated by many Canadians as Canada Day. Originally it was called Dominion Day to commemorate the establishment of the Dominion of Canada. But not every inhabitant of "Canada" will be celebrating. On that day, the Indigenous activist …

commondreams (2020-07-01). Launch of New NAFTA Marred by Detainment of Mexican Labor Activist, Hundreds of Court Challenges Against New Mexican Labor Law. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Daria Solomennikova (2020-07-01). In Russia, a New Generation of Activists are Taking on Climate Crisis. commondreams.org For young climate activists like Alexey, the lesson is clear: Vladimir Putin, the authoritarian president who has been in power for all of their lives, has never been all too concerned about their safe and sustainable future. (Photo: Fridays for the Future Russia / Facebook) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-07-01). Twitter Targets Accounts Of Outlets Covering Unrest In Bolivia. popularresistance.org Social media giant Twitter took the step of suspending the official account of MintPress News on Saturday. Without warning, the nine-year-old account with 64,000 followers was abruptly labeled as "fake" or "spam" and restricted. This move is becoming a frequent occurrence for alternative media, especially those that openly challenge U.S. power globally. | Immediately preceding the ban, MintPress had been sharing stories about Israeli government crimes against Palestinians, the Saudi-led onslaught in Yemen (both funded and supported by Washington), and about activists challenging chemical giant Monsanto's latest p…

_____ (2020-07-01). Pro-Israel Racist Group ADL Moves To Co-Opt Black Lives Matter. popularresistance.org For those who yearn for an end to systemic racism, these are exhilarating times as Black activists and organizations lead a global uprising against symbols and structures of white supremacy. | But if you are a racist group masquerading as a civil rights organization, these days are fraught with the danger that you'll get found out. | It's a balancing act that has for years bedeviled the Anti-Defamation League, a major Israel lobby group in the United States. The crisis is particularly acute right now as the ADL tries to portray itself as an ally of Black Lives Matter while also shielding Israel from criticism ove…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-01). Convocatoria Jornadas Ecofeministas antiextractivistas. indybay.org Convocatoria 4 y 5 de julio | JORNADAS ECOFEMINISTAS ANTIEXTRACTIVISTAS POR EL BUEN VIVIR…

Stop The Money Pipline Coalition (2020-07-01). Sunday 7/5: 'The Condor & The Eagle' New Climate Film & Discussion w/ Activists & Indigenous Leaders. indybay.org Online via livestream: | event.webinarjam.com/live/91/wygzyu7mbo8… | www.facebook.com/filmsforaction/

MDKLPG (2020-07-01). As Monuments to War Generals Come Down, Let's Replace Them with Monuments to Peace. counterpunch.org The monuments to Confederate generals and to those who fought to maintain slavery are coming down. That's a good thing and long overdue. It cannot stop there, however, as we move not only to eradicate their symbolism, but the very real systemic racism they represent, and which sadly persists in this country. But should some

Josue De Luna Navarro (2020-07-01). The Victory of DACA Is a Reminder that Nothing Will Put Us Down. commondreams.org The decision on DACA is a huge victory for our undocumented communities, but it's also a reminder to the present administration, and future administrations, that we won't stop mobilizing and organizing for people's collective freedom to move—and stay—in unity and peace. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-07-01). 'Priority in Syria political unity, territorial integrity'. yenisafak.com Protecting the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria is a priority, the Turkish president said Wednesday."Maintaining the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria, the establishment of calm on the ground and a lasting solution to the conflict are our priority," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a Turkey-Russia-Iran summit under the Astana process via video conference."We'll continue to do our best to provide peace, security and stability in our neighbor Syria," he said.The trilateral meeting is ongoing with the attendance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Puti…

Fire Drill Fridays, Greenpeace, others (2020-07-01). Friday 7/3: Virtual Independence Day Rally: Climate Change & Systemic Racism in America. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday/

Frank Hammer (2020-07-01). Working Class Solidarity is Growing. zcomm.org Marches in Michigan's mostly white suburbs and small towns in support of the protests against police brutality could have a large impact on the struggle of autoworkers…

Julian Vigo (2020-07-01). A Call for Radical Humanism: the Left Needs to Return to Class Analyses of Power. counterpunch.org How do white people live with themselves? This is the presumed ethical position emanating from liberal corners in the aftermath of the recent protests around the US. While a seemingly thought-provoking question nudging white folks to contemplate "their racism," the problem with this question is the question itself. Indeed the minute we individualize what are

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-01). French health workers stage another protest demanding resources to save hospitals. peoplesdispatch.org This was the second round of nationwide protests organized by health workers in the country since the start of a two-month consultation process initiated by the government on its proposed health sector reforms…

WSWS (2020-07-01). New York Times' Charles Blow demands the removal of monuments to Washington and other "amoral monsters" wsws.org The Times' latest assault on the American Revolution is a part of the effort by the Democratic Party and its operatives to derail the popular multiracial protests against police violence in the wake of the murder of George Floyd.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-01). After Weeks of Allowing 'Autonomous Zone,' Seattle Police Clear CHOP Amid Violence, Growing Complaints. commondreams.org Following the fatal shootings of two people in Seattle's Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone, Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an executive order early Wednesday morning and sent the city's police into the area to force the removal of dozens of protesters. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2020-07-01). Seattle Mayor Orders Police Clearing Of Capitol Hill Occupy Protest. popularresistance.org Seattle, WA – The Seattle Police Department (SPD) moved into the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" (CHOP) zone and returned to the department's East Precinct early Wednesday morning after abandoning the building three weeks ago. | Officers arrested at least 31 people by 9: 25 a.m. for failure to disperse, obstruction, resisting arrest, and assault. | Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a 48-hour executive order for protesters to vacate the area due to the ongoing violence and public safety issues in the area of the East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park. Mayor Durkan's order declared the gathering as an "unlawful assemb…

sputniknews (2020-07-01). Labour Party Demands China Be Removed From UK 5G and Nuclear Power Projects. sputniknews.com The Labour Party has taken a harsher line on China in recent weeks, offering support for Hong Kong opposition protesters and criticising the government in Beijing for its new national security law.

sputniknews (2020-07-01). 'No Summer of Love': White House Says Seattle CHOP Zone Was a 'Failed Democrat Experiment'. sputniknews.com During a Wednesday news briefing, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone in Seattle, Washington, was a "failed Democrat experiment."

No Justice Under Capitalism (2020-07-01). Sunday 7/5: Protest at Gov Newsom's House : No State Execution By Covid-19. indybay.org Meet: At Noon in front of the Planet Fitness at Northridge Plaza parking lot—4840 San Juan Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (just outside Sacramento) | We will then head to Newsom's house and rally till sundown: 7640 Tobia Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628…

Rest in Power (2020-07-01). Berkeley H.S. Students Lead their Fifth Racial Justice Protest, "Say Her Name" indybay.org Berkeley High School student organizers said their Say Her Name demonstration was held "in recognition of all the identities that have been neglected in the fight against police brutality and systemic racism."

John Malkin (2020-07-01). Oakland Police Banned from Using Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Grenades at Protests. indybay.org Interview with Walter Riley, civil rights attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, on the June 18, 2020 temporary restraining order banning Oakland police from using tear gas, rubber bullets, flash bang grenades and other "battlefield weapons" during current Black Lives Matter protests.

NAACP (2020-07-01). Wednesday 7/1: #Protest to the Polls: NAACP in Conversation w/ Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin. indybay.org Online…

Remembering Black Lives Murdered (2020-07-01). Protesters Switch Destination at Last Minute, March on Menlo Park Police Station Pt 1. indybay.org A June 25 rally was purportedly to target FaceBook for paying for a substation and police salaries near their headquarters in Menlo Park.

Antonio Mastroianni, Sonia Greco, Giovanni Apuzzo, Salvatore De Santis, Carmela Oriolo, Alfredo Zanolini, Luciana Chidichimo, Valeria Vangeli (2020-07-01). Subcutaneous tocilizumab treatment in patients with severe COVID-19—related cytokine release syndrome: An observational cohort study. thelancet.com Tocilizumab administered subcutaneously to patients with COVID-19 and CRS is a promising treatment for reduction in disease activity and improvement in lung function. The effect of tocilizumab should be confirmed in a randomised controlled trial.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-01). Chileans demand protection for mine workers in the face of COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org The Social Green Regionalist Federation (FREVS), a progressive political party in Chile, on June 30, demanded that the national government take immediate measures to protect the life and health of mine workers, their families and neighbors in the face of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the northern mining regions. | "We demand that, for the next two weeks at least, all activities in large public and private mining companies be suspended. The business logic of maintaining operations at any cost is irresponsible and short-sighted," said the FREVS in a statement. | Patricio Elgueta, the president of the Copper Worker…

Germán Gorraiz López (2020-07-01). What Is the United States Plotting in Kashmir and Balochistan? The Destabilization of Pakistan? globalresearch.ca The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (OCS), founded in 2001 by the Shanghai Five (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) and to which Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan were later added would be the ALBA and Iran countries. Hard core of resistance to world …

Mandy Smithberger (2020-07-01). COVID-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon. counterpunch.org In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Washington has initiated its largest spending binge in history. In the process, you might assume that the unparalleled spread of the disease would have led to a little rethinking when it came to all the trillions of dollars Congress has given the Pentagon in these years that have in

Raul Diego (2020-07-01). Israel Defense Ministry Launches COVID-19 Voice Test for Americans. mintpressnews.com A company formed at the behest of the Israeli Ministry of Defense has begun collecting voice data from Americans to detect COVID-19 symptoms through technology with dubious diagnostic value, but highly profitable applications in law enforcement.

Kali Akuno (2020-07-01). The Floyd rebellion: pathway to a revolution? zcomm.org The Floyd rebellion, if followed by a general strike and People's Assemblies, can blossom into an instrument of dual power that could radically transform society…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-01). Ecuadorian trade union calls for national mobilization against Moreno's government. peoplesdispatch.org The FUT has called for a national mobilization in defense of the workers' rights and in rejection of budget cuts, corruption, mass dismissals, and privatization of public institutes…

IMEMC News (2020-07-01). Israeli Soldiers Close Two Main Roadblocks In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers closed, on Wednesday at night, two main permanent military roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, blocking vital Palestinian traffic and isolating vast West Bank areas, without providing any explanation. Media sources said the soldiers sealed the Container roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem and east of occupied East Jerusalem, which …

WSWS (2020-07-01). Quebec's hard-right premier reshuffles cabinet for stepped-up class-war assault. wsws.org The cabinet shuffle inaugurates a new phase in the efforts of the Coalition Avenir Québec government to exploit the pandemic to restructure class relations at workers' expense.

John Bart Gerald (2020-07-01). Cameroon and Nigeria: The Risk of Breathing. globalresearch.ca There is a long history of human rights violations by Cameroon's government against its Anglophone people. Brutalized by war with Boko Haram the Cameroon military is now engaged in low intensity warfare against militant Anglophone separatists. On May 15, 2019 …

WSWS (2020-07-01). COVID-19 increase at UK's 2 Sisters, Rowan and Kober meat processing factories. wsws.org Inadequate and unsafe forms of transport, poor working conditions, and rundown accommodation are class issues bound up with the wealth extraction demanded by capitalism.

Richard Seymour (2020-07-01). The nationalist unconscious. zcomm.org To fully grasp the rise of the new authoritarians, we must engage with psychoanalysis as well as economics…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-01). A Trendy Rage: Boycotting Facebook and the Stop Hate for Profit Campaign. counterpunch.org Rage can be that most trendy of things, and social media rage has become modish. If you dislike something, scream it in a certain number of characters and post it on every network you subscribe to. You might even feel good about it. When the pot is taken off the boil, the matter goes away.

WSWS (2020-07-01). US House passes Washington D.C. statehood bill. wsws.org If made law, the bill would make the District of Columbia the country's 51st state.

Sanket Jain (2020-07-01). How India Failed Its Coronavirus Test. progressive.org When Prime Minister Narendra Modi shut down the country from March to June, millions of migrant workers faced starvation and homelessness.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia (2020-07-01). Is Bolsonaro Plotting a Self-Coup? counterpunch.org The Bolsonaro government's recent decision to stop releasing data on the COVID-19 pandemic as the death toll surges above 40,000 has caused an international uproar and deepened domestic discontent. A DataPoder360 survey, published on June 11 showed that the sum of those who see the administration of Jair Bolsonaro as "regular" (22%) or "bad or

William rivers Pitt (2020-07-01). New COVID Infections Surge as Trump Fixates on His Election. zcomm.org It is abundantly clear that, for this president, the health and survival of the people also come a distant second to his electioneering…

Terry Everton (2020-07-01). A Long Walk off a Short Pier. dissidentvoice.org On any given day, the plank you're forced to walk seems to always come up a couple of steps short. "Manager to the valet stand." Those seemingly innocuous five words combined in that precise order are usually enough to make any relatively sane supervisor duck for cover. That's because the person at the end of …

WSWS (2020-07-01). As COVID-19 infections explode in the US, Fauci warns of 100,000 new cases a day. wsws.org Fauci's testimony underscored the grim reality that the pandemic in the US is now far more widespread than it was at its previous height in late March and early April.

IMEMC News (2020-07-01). Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Lands In Hebron. imemc.org A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded and occupied, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands on a hill near the bypass road at the entrance of Sa'ir town, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the illegally occupied West Bank. Local sources said dozens …

IMEMC News (2020-07-01). Army Demolishes A Home, A Barn, In Al-'Isawiya In Occupied Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home and a barn for horses, in the eastern part of the southern area of the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, in addition to destroying water pipelines. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-'Isawiya, said the soldiers demolished a home, …

IMEMC News (2020-07-01). Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Deir al-Sunna neighborhood, in Jabal al-Mokabber, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers stormed the home, owned by the family of Yassin Za'atra, and demolished it, under the allegation of being built without a permit. They added that the …

Daniele Pozzati (2020-07-01). 2022: A Vaccination Passport. The EU Keeps Quiet Over Suspicious Documents. globalresearch.ca Surprise, surprise, the European Commission (EC) had a "Roadmap on Vaccination" ready months before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. | The Roadmap should lead to a "commission proposal for a common vaccination card / passport for EU citizens by 2022". | Last …

WSWS (2020-07-01). Chile: COVID-19 outbreak in mining regions. wsws.org Three mineworkers have died in the giant state-owned mining corporation Codelco, and some 2,528 are infected, according to the official figures of the Ministry of Mining.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-01). Right-wing incumbent Andrzej Duda fails to gain first-round victory in Polish presidential election. peoplesdispatch.org Andrzej Duda, backed by the incumbent right-wing Law & Justice (PiS) party, failed to obtain 50% of the votes in the first round of presidential polls held on June 28, Sunday. He will face Warsaw mayor Rafa≈Ç Trzaskowski from the Civic Platform in the second round…

Eleanor J. Bader (2020-07-01). Looming Evictions Threaten Families During COVID-19. progressive.org As coronavirus displacement moratoriums reach their expiration dates, many renters are facing a harsh reality: pay up or get out.

Steve Sweeney (2020-07-01). UN human rights chief brands Israel's annexation of more Palestinian land illegal. peoplesworld.org

progressive (2020-07-01). Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis? progressive.org A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.

WSWS (2020-07-01). Coronavirus crisis triggers mass layoffs, wage cuts across Europe. wsws.org Having given massive state bailouts to the corporations, the ruling class is using the pandemic to effect a historic restructuring in class relations.

WSWS (2020-07-01). New York City transit worker suffers miscarriage on the job. wsws.org Transit workers are outraged at the Transit Authority and the union after a conductor who was six-months pregnant lost a baby when she was forced to return to track switching.

Michael Welton (2020-07-01). "Into the World of Bad Spirits": Slavery and Plantation Culture. counterpunch.org Between 1500 and 1880 ten to eleven million Africans were moved by force and terror into "new worlds." Sir Philip Sherlock and Hazel Bennett write of the immensity of the "physical suffering, anguish of spirit and unbearable cruelty" of their lot "from the time of … capture" (The Story of the Jamaican People [1997, p. 122]).

WSWS (2020-07-01). Pandemic profiteering: Gliead Sciences cashes in on COVID-19. wsws.org Gilead's declaration that it will charge over $3,000 per patient for the drug remdesivir sends a clear message that pharmaceutical companies plan to use the COVID-19 crisis to make billions of dollars.

WSWS (2020-07-01). Hands off Fiat Chrysler workers fighting the COVID-19 disease! wsws.org This joint statement was issued by the rank-and-file safety committees set up by Detroit-area Fiat Chrysler workers to fight for safe conditions during the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-07-01). Gilead Sciences cashes in on the pandemic. wsws.org Gilead's declaration that it will charge over $3,000 per patient for the drug remdesivir sends a clear message that pharmaceutical companies plan to use the COVID-19 crisis to make billions of dollars.

WSWS (2020-07-01). Pandemic rages across South Asia as total cases near 1 million. wsws.org The governments of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are rushing to "reopen" their economies even as COVID-19 cases and deaths are growing exponentially.

WSWS (2020-07-01). Anti-Russia war fever spreads on Capitol Hill. wsws.org Without providing a shred of evidence, the corporate media, congressional Democrats and many Republicans are demanding US retaliation against alleged Russian targeting of US soldiers in Afghanistan.

Salena Fay Tramel (2020-07-01). Palestinian farmers fight against annexation and pandemic. zcomm.org The violent Israeli encroachment and annexation of Palestinian land is putting the future of the West Bank and its residents in an extremely vulnerable position…

WSWS (2020-07-01). Record 47.2 percent of working-age Americans without jobs. wsws.org According to the employment-population ratio, a more accurate measure of joblessness than the unemployment rate, a postwar record number of Americans were without work in May.

WSWS (2020-07-01). Migrants challenge visa processing delays by New Zealand authorities. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government is delaying the processing of migrant visa applications, leaving tens of thousands of people in limbo.

WSWS (2020-07-01). Lockdown in Leicester amid surge in infections throughout UK. wsws.org Outbreaks at food factories, garment plants and schools attest to the criminality of Johnson government as it ditches a national lockdown.

Brent Giannotta (2020-07-01). Media Need to Humanize COVID-19. progressive.org It's a moral imperative that the media adopt reporting methods that more reliably inspire responsible civic behavior.

Jeremy R. Hammond (2020-07-01). Children's Health Defense Responds to Accusation of Spreading "Misinformation" on Facebook. globalresearch.ca In November 2019, the Washington Post and other major news media accused Children's Health Defense (CHD) of using Facebook advertisements to spread "misinformation" about vaccines. The basis for these accusations, which have since continued, is a study published in the …

Cesar Chelala (2020-07-01). Attorney General William Barr's Insomnia. counterpunch.org So far it's only a rumor. But the word all over Washington, D.C. is that Attorney General William Barr has insomnia. No one should take it lightly, because insomnia is a medical condition with devastating effects on a person's health, quality of life, and ability to make rational decisions. Several medical conditions may cause it,

Lital Khaikin (2020-07-01). Who's Entitled? Diamond Mining and Internal Displacement in Botswana. globalresearch.ca "Not Blood Diamonds" | Diamonds represent 'forever'—so begins the brand statement of any generic diamond company leaning in on the mythological status of deep time and the alchemical compression of history. From encrusting royal jewelry, to the consumer rite of passage …

WSWS (2020-07-01). Food processing plants in Ohio and New York hit with outbreaks. wsws.org Outbreaks at salad and fruit processing plants in Springfield, Ohio, and Oswego, New York, show the vulnerability of food workers to the deadly disease.

Robert Fantina (2020-07-01). Israeli Police Brutality: Unnoticed Murder of Palestinian Autistic Man Eyad Hallaq. globalresearch.ca It is sometimes difficult to comprehend the savagery of the Israeli police state. There may be two reasons for this: 1) because the actions of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) and illegal settlers are so extreme and violent as to …

Dave DeCamp (2020-07-01). Stumbling Towards Catastrophe: The New Cold War with China. globalresearch.ca With tensions between the US and China at an all-time high,

WSWS (2020-07-01). COVID-19 cases increase across Pacific Island states. wsws.org The WHO warning underscores that the pandemic continues to escalate in all parts of the world.

Greg Mitchell (2020-07-01). When New York Times Reporter Was Chief Propagandist for Atomic Bomb. globalresearch.ca William L. Laurence earned the nickname "Atomic Bill" several times over. He was a Pulitzer-winning New York Times science reporter who became embedded with the Manhattan Project and followed its creation of the first atomic bombs at several sites around …

WSWS (2020-07-01). Season 4 of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why: Biting off more than it can chew. wsws.org The latest season is the final one in the series about the lives and difficult circumstances of a group of teenagers at fictional Liberty High School.

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-07-01). A Canada Day Surprise: How a 'Synthetic Nationalism' Was Created to Break the US-Russia Alliance. globalresearch.ca As a Canadian author associated with a

Bianca Sierra Wolff (2020-07-01). ICE is Leaving Immigrants to Die in Detention. zcomm.org And Retaliating When They Speak Out…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). British PM says Tel Aviv's annexation plan 'violation of intl. law'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Zionist regime not to annex West Bank, warning that the United Kingdom views this move as a violation of international law, which will not be accepted by London.

WSWS (2020-07-01). Australian state government locks down Melbourne working class suburbs. wsws.org While measures are required to contain the coronavirus, the lockdown will disproportionately affect workers, the unemployed and the poor.

_____ (2020-07-01). COVID19 Brings American Decline Out In The Open. popularresistance.org The U.S.'s decline started with little things that people got used to. Americans drove past empty construction sites and didn't even think about why the workers weren't working, then wondered why roads and buildings took so long to finish. They got used to avoiding hospitals because of the unpredictable and enormous bills they'd receive. They paid 6% real-estate commissions, never realizing that Australians were paying 2%. They grumbled about high taxes and high health-insurance premiums and potholed roads, but rarely imagined what it would be like to live in a system that worked better. | When writers speak of A…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-01). Wasteful, Secret and Vicious: The Absurd Prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. dissidentvoice.org This week has not been a good one for the Australian legal system. For those who feel that an open justice process requires abuses of power to be exposed and held to account, it was particularly awful. It began with the Q&A program on the national broadcaster, the ABC, which supposedly gives an airing to …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-01). Defending Australia: The Deputy Sheriff Spending Spree. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2020-07-01). Australian cancer testing declines during coronavirus pandemic. wsws.org The lack of personal protective equipment in hospitals and shortages of masks, gloves and sanitiser available to the public have forced many people to put off appointments.

WSWS (2020-07-01). Australian government unveils military boost aimed against China. wsws.org Over the next decade, $575 billion will be spent on the armed forces, including an expanded $270 billion military hardware buildup, featuring "long-range strike capabilities."

yenisafak (2020-07-01). Australia boosts defense budget against 'coercion'. yenisafak.com Australia on Wednesday unveiled a decade-long defense budget with a marked increase in the country's defense spending, local media reported.Prime Minister Scott Morrison committed 270 billion Australian dollars ($186.5 billion) for defense spending over the next 10 years with a focus on the Indo-Pacific region, public news service ABC News reported."We have not seen the conflation of global economic and strategic uncertainty now being experienced here in Australia in our region since the existential threat we faced when the global and regional order collapsed in the 1930s and 1940s," Morrison said.Under the new p…

sputniknews (2020-07-01). Merkel Says US Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Elude Understanding. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that proposed US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia were law-defying and would be dealt with.

The Canary (2020-07-01). Nicola Sturgeon slams 'ridiculous political comments' from PM. thecanary.co Nicola Sturgeon has criticised Boris Johnson's "absurd and ridiculous political comments" claiming there is no Scottish border, and urged him to focus on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | The first minister said attempts to escalate a row about people potentially having to quarantine if entering Scotland from other parts of the UK are "frankly disgraceful". | Sturgeon has repeatedly stated she will not rule out such quarantine measures if they are supported by public health evidence, a suggestion the PM said he found "absolutely astonishing". | At Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, Johnson said: "There…

sputniknews (2020-07-01). Hong Kong: Boris Johnson Promises BNO Passport Holders a Route to Citizenship. sputniknews.com On 30 June, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) approved the National Security Law that provides from three years to life imprisonment for conspiring with foreign states or foreign organisations to undermine national security.

commondreams (2020-07-01). Demand Progress Education Fund and AFR Education Fund Reject Recent Changes to the Libra Association's White Paper as Insufficient. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-07-01). Progressives Must Reckon with U.S. Senate Primary Losses. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-01). Big Pharma Trade Group Blasted as 'Morally Bankrupt' for Suing to Block Minnesota Insulin Affordability Law. commondreams.org The law is named for Alec Smith, an uninsured 26-year-old who died in 2017 after rationing his insulin. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-07-01). Progressive Groups Call on Senate to Pass $3.6 Billion for Election Assistance Funding Before Recess. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Robert Reich (2020-07-01). Trump Doesn't Believe in Democracy—Here's His 25-Step Reelection Plan. commondreams.org President Donald J. Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing on Marine One on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Washington DC. President Trump is scheduled to hold his first campaign rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo: Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-07-01). Unlawful "Annexation" Plan for the Occupied West Bank Must be Stopped. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-07-01). PFAW: Facebook Must Stop Promoting the Spread of Racism and Hatred. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Michael Winship (2020-07-01). Covid-19 and the Masque of the Red States. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-07-01). Proposed Vacation Tax Credit Exposes Vacation Inequality. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-01). Removing 'Unjust Barrier' to Asylum, Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Rule Forcing Refugees to Seek Safety Elsewhere. commondreams.org Immigrant rights advocates applauded a Trump-appointed federal judge's rebuke to the White House on Wednesday as the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. blocked the administration's anti-asylum rule targeting Central Americans. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-07-01). 'Day of Rage': Palestinians and Global Allies Rise Up Against Annexation Plan and Israeli Apartheid. commondreams.org "The Palestinian struggle today is not just about fighting annexation, which we must continue to do. It is about dismantling the entire system of apartheid." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jim Hightower (2020-07-01). The GOP's Grotesque Response to a Pandemic Will Never Be Forgotten. commondreams.org Medical staff wearing full PPE clean a patient in the Covid-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on June 30, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care wards to full capacity and sparking concerns about a surge in fatalities as the virus spreads. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-07-01). Cheyenne River Sioux Chair Offers to Rip Down Mount Rushmore—"Free of Charge… By Myself If I Must" commondreams.org "Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise or treaty than the faces carved into our sacred land on what the United States calls Mount Rushmore." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alex Lawson (2020-07-01). Blood on His Hands: The Nursing Home Covid-19 Crisis is Donald Trump's Fault. commondreams.org Emergency Medical Service workers unload a patient out of their ambulance at the Cobble Hill Health Center on April 18, 2020 in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo: Justin Heiman/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-07-01). Itchy, irritating poison ivy rash. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Poison ivy rash is caused by an allergic reaction to an oily resin called urushiol (u-ROO-she-ol). This oil is in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Wash your skin right away if you come into contact with this oil, unless you know you're not sensitive to it. Washing …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-07-01). Unusual coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms: What are they? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can cause a wide range of signs and symptoms. The most common are fever, dry cough and tiredness. Other symptoms include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, headache, or chest pain. But COVID-19 can also cause symptoms you might not expect, including: Gastrointestinal symptoms. COVID-19 might cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms, …

Dr. Hae Min Cho, Bernie Delegate, DSA (2020-07-01). Monday 6/29: #PassTheDamnBill. indybay.org Speaker Pelosi's Office | 90 7th St, SF…

Steve Topple (2020-07-01). An 'indy' England is becoming a Tory 'thing'. But all that glitters isn't gold. thecanary.co A survey has

Eric Alterman (2020-07-01). In New York, Zionism and Liberalism Faced Off—and Liberalism Won. thenation.com In New York, Zionism and Liberalism Faced Off—and Liberalism Won…

Barry Schwabsky (2020-07-01). What Are Art Galleries For? thenation.com What Are Art Galleries For?

Mary Retta (2020-07-01). Online Learning Isn't Even Remotely Equal. thenation.com Online Learning Isn't Even Remotely Equal…

Annette Lin (2020-07-01). Diaspora Organizations Are Stepping Into the Void on Covid-19. thenation.com Diaspora Organizations Are Stepping Into the Void on Covid-19…

2020-07-01: Social Media Postees

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A Call for Radical Humanism: the Left Needs to Return to Class Analyses of Power
Julian Vigo | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
How do white people live with themselves? This is the presumed ethical position emanating from liberal corners in the aftermath of the recent protests around the US. While a seemingly thought-provoking question nudging white folks to contemplate "their racism," the problem with this question is the question itself. Indeed the minute we individualize what are…
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De-Militarizing the United States
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
More than a half-century ago, exactly one year before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. brilliantly identified the keys to the American political, economic, and social crisis that has worsened over the years. At the Riverside Church in New York City, King linked the militarism of the Vietnam War; the racism of American society; and the inequality and materialism of the American economy to demand a movement toward social justice that we seek today.
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Pandemic profiteering: Gliead Sciences cashes in on COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Gilead's declaration that it will charge over $3,000 per patient for the drug remdesivir sends a clear message that pharmaceutical companies plan to use the COVID-19 crisis to make billions of dollars.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/pers…

Gilead Sciences cashes in on the pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Gilead's declaration that it will charge over $3,000 per patient for the drug remdesivir sends a clear message that pharmaceutical companies plan to use the COVID-19 crisis to make billions of dollars.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/pers…

Coronavirus comeback boomerangs into a disaster
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-01
WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic is roaring back with Dr. Fauci warning now that we may see 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. Some 45 states are now reporting hikes in daily infection rates, after a wave of sharp hikes first appeared recently in Southern and Western states that reopened too early. The push to …
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Teachers: High Court opens way for taxpayer dollars for religious schools
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-01
WASHINGTON–The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision allowing Montanans tax credits to pay for tuition at private — read "religious" — schools will cut dollars available to public schools and kids, the nation's two big teachers unions say. And the June 30 ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, just re-emphasizes the importance of courts — …
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Public Outcry Follows Gilead Decision to Charge $3000 for COVID Drug that Costs Pennies to Produce
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-01
To make matter worse, Remdesivir is a drug that "has had its development costs paid for, in large part, by independent donors like governments and ministries of health in China, the WHO, and the US government."
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On Pablo Celi, Ecuador's super shady "Auditor General"
Joe Emersberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
An interview with Andres Arauz about Pablo Celi, a hatchet man for Lenin Moreno's government. Lenin Moreno won Ecuador's presidency in 2017 by running as a loyalist to former President Rafael Correa, a leftist. Moreno immediately shifted hard to the right within weeks of taking office as described in previous articles on Counterpunch (here ,…
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Ireland's Greens agree to join austerity coalition government
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Almost five months after Ireland's February 8 general election, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have formed a coalition government after the Green Party voted to come on board.
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Marx's Kapital For Beginners — Radical Reviewer
Radical Reviewer | mronline.org | 2020-07-01
The Radical Reviewer taking a look at Das Kapital by Karl Marx.
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The Truth About Russian-Taliban Ties Is as Intriguing as the Fake News About Them
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
Russia doesn't exploit the Taliban as a proxy for killing Americans, but seeks to nurture equally close relations with it along the lines of the ones that it presently enjoys with Pakistan. Moscow seems to believe that the group will …
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Rupturing US/China Relations: The Destructive Race to Roll Out 5G Technology, A Breach Too Wide to Fix?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
History one day may explain that the US was its own worst enemy — along with being responsible for unparalleled harm to most people at home and abroad worldwide. | ** | Both China and the US are rivals, not partners, risking …
globalresearch.ca/rupturing-us-china-rel…

July 1st 1867: Canada's National Sovereignty: America's Plan to Annex and Invade Canada
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
In the late 1920s, Washington formulated a top secret plan to invade Canada, entitled "Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan — Red". The plan was approved by the US War Department under the presidency of Herbert Hoover in 1930.
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The Return of the Anti-Antiwar Left
James W. Carden | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
In her recently published memoir, Circle in the Darkness, the author and journalist Diana Johnstone recalls that only "a few decades ago, "the Left" was considered the center of opposition to imperialism, and champion of the right of peoples to self-determination." Johnstone is part of a distinguished line of American expatriate writers, who, perhaps because…
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Venezuela's borderlands have been assaulted by COVID-19
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-01
Over 70,000 Venezuelan migrants have returned to the country due to the uncontrolled coronavirus outbreaks in the neighboring countries. Venezuela has welcomed them and provided free testing and treatment…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/01/venezuela…

Venezuela's borderlands have been assaulted by COVID-19
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-07-01
Venezuela's rate of infection remains low, despite the U.S. unilateral sanctions that have denied the country the right to import drugs and tests for the population.
mronline.org/2020/07/01/venezuelas-borde…

Sanders, AOC, Tlaib Threaten to Cut Israeli Funding
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-07-01
The letter is a turning point in US-Israeli relations since 1967, during which the American public and political elite has been happy to support Israeli colonization of the Palestinians…
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Some Italian Thinkers are now resisting Lies about the Soviet Union and WW II
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-01
Lying about world history is one of the main weapons of the Western imperialists, through which they are managing to maintain their control of the world. European and North American countries are inventing and spreading a twisted narrative about almost all essential historic events, be they colonialism, crusades, or genocides committed by the Western expansionism …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/some-italian-…

The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Phyllis Bennis | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
This militarism at home is linked inextricably to U.S. militarism abroad. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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A New Anti-War Mobilization Must Topple Trump—and Challenge Biden
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
We will not rescue our country from the iron grip of the military-industrial complex by picking the lesser evil and hoping for the best. (Photo: CD/CC BY 2.0) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Jamaal Bowman on NY Primary Upset, Rent Strikes, Police Brutality & Opposing West Bank Annexation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-01
As a surge of a progressive candidates of color see victories in Democratic primaries across the country, we speak with former Bronx middle school principal Jamaal Bowman about his upset victory over New York Congressmember Eliot Engel, the 16-term Foreign Affairs Committee chair. Bowman ran on a Green New Deal, Medicare for All platform and recently joined protests demanding an end to racism and police brutality. He says his upset over Engel came down to mobilizing people who are "disenfranchised and ignored" by the political establishment. "We didn't just target those who consistently vote in primaries. We targ…
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/1/jamaal_bow…

Ed Yong on the "Disgraceful" U.S. Pandemic Response & How Medicare for All Could Have Saved Lives
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-01
As the United States experiences the world's worst outbreak of COVID-19, we speak with Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic, who warned of the country's unpreparedness for a viral outbreak in 2018. Now he says "it's truly shocking and disgraceful" how badly the pandemic has been handled in the United States, and blames a lack of federal leadership for most of the damage. "A country with the resources that we have should not be in this state," he argues, and adds that Medicare for All could have saved lives.
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/1/ed_yong_co…

House Speaker Pelosi Calls For 'Immediate' Sanctions on Russia Over 'Taliban Bounties' Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-01
Earlier, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez formally requested new sanctions be imposed on top Russian officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, over unconfirmed allegations that Russia offered reward money to Taliban-linked militants to assassinate US soldiers.
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Video: Houthis Captured 400 Km2 from Saudi-backed Forces in Central Yemen
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
The Houthis have captured over 400km2 from Saudi-backed forces in their recent advance on the administrative border of the Yemeni provinces of al-Bayda and Marib. According to Brigadier General Sare'e, a spokesman for the Armed Forces loyal to the Houthi …
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Mississippi officially drops Confederate-themed flag
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
Mississippi has officially retired the last state flag in the US with the Confederate battle emblem.Republican governor Tate Reeves signed the historic bill on Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion, immediately removing official status for the 126-year-old banner that has been a source of division for generations."This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead our Mississippi family to come together, to be reconciled and to move on," Reeves said just before the signing."We are a resilient people defined by our hospitality. We are a people of great faith. Now, more than ever, we must lean on that f…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/07/01/mi…

Spain's Zapatero: There Are Governments That Regret Having Recognized Guaido
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-01
Former Spain Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero believes that there are governments that regret having recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela back in early 2019. | "I do not know if they will say it in public, but that reflection is there," Zapatero said during an interview with the Argentine radio station Radio La Pizarra. | His statements are based on the global disappointment that Guaidó has created, whose leadership has been overshadowed after his participation in the failed Operation Gideon, intended to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. | The Spanis…
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Pentagon chief says 'no corroborating evidence' so far to back Russia bounty story
rt.com | 2020-07-01
The US Secretary of Defense has said that while the Pentagon takes all threats against US troops "very seriously," there is so far no proof for the ever-shifting story that Russia paid bounties for the deaths of US soldiers. | In a statement on Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the top military brass treats the security of the US military personnel, including in Afghanistan, as a high priority. | "I want to assure all of our service members that the Department takes very seriously any and all potential threats against US military personnel," he said. | Esper noted that while he and others in the US…
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Pentagon chief says 'no corroborating evidence' so far to back Russia bounty story
rt.com | 2020-07-01
The US secretary of defense said that while the Pentagon takes all threats against US troops "very seriously," there is so far no proof for the ever-shifting story that Russia paid bounties for the killing of US soldiers. | In a statement on Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the top military brass treats the security of military personnel, including in Afghanistan, as a high priority. | "I want to assure all of our service members that the Department takes very seriously any and all potential threats against US military personnel," he said. | Esper noted that while he and others in the US military…
rt.com/usa/493427-no-corraborative-evide…

Trump promises to VETO defense budget bill if military bases honoring Confederate officers are renamed
rt.com | 2020-07-01
President Trump threatened to reject next year's National Defense Authorization bill if lawmakers go ahead with Confederate name changes for army bases, including Fort Bragg, Fort Benning, and others. | "I will veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth 'Pocahontas' Warren (of all people!) Amendment, which will lead to the renaming (plus other bad things!) of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many other military bases from which we won two World Wars, is in the Bill!" US President Donald Trump tweeted. | I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren (of all people!
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DHS to deploy extra 'anti-vandal' police units across US for July 4, bracing for 'increased disruptive activity' — report
rt.com | 2020-07-01
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will station special "Rapid Deployment Teams" around the country for the July 4 holiday to guard monuments from vandalism, following numerous attempts by activists to tear down statues. | Police officers specially trained in crowd and riot control will deploy to a number of American cities for the weekend surrounding Independence Day, including Seattle, Portland and Washington, DC, Fox News reported, citing an unreleased DHS memo. | "The upcoming July 4th holiday weekend has the potential for increased disruptive activity at specific locations across the country tha…
rt.com/usa/493423-dhs-vandal-units-july-…

Trump 'fully briefed' on Russia bounty report
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-01
President Donald Trump has now been fully briefed on a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said on Wednesday.O'Brien declined to say whether the information had been included in a written presidential briefing earlier this year."The president's been fully briefed," O'Brien told reporters at the White House, adding, "We don't get into written classified documents."
yenisafak.com/en/world/trump-fully-brief…

Trump Ramps Up Attack on NYT, Says Russia Bounty Story's 'Secret Source Probably Doesn't Even Exist'
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-01
Democrats have asked Congress to consider new sanctions against Moscow over media claims that Russia has been paying Taliban-affiliated militants to kill American and other coalition troops serving in Afghanistan. Russian officials have vocally denied the allegations, and accused those pushing them of trying to further undermine Russia-US ties.
sputniknews.com/us/202007011079766490-tr…

New York Times calls for punishing Putin over anonymous bounty claims but advised Trump to let ISIS kill Russian troops in Syria
rt.com | 2020-07-01
The same New York Times reporting anonymous claims of Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan opined in 2017 that President Trump should let ISIS "bleed" Russian forces in Syria rather than help defeat the terrorists. | Thomas Friedman, who has won three Pulitzer prizes as a journalist and columnist for the Times, argued in an April 2017 column that the US should "back off" fighting ISIS in Syria because the terrorist group "plays as dirty as Iran and Russia" and would prevent govern…
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Three Glaring Problems With the Russian Taliban 'Bounty' Story
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-01
There seems to be a lack of sourcing and a big whiff of politics, say former intelligence officers. | Barbara BOLAND | Abombshell report published by The New York Times Friday alleges that Russia paid dollar bounties to the Taliban in Afghanistan to kill U.S troops. Obscured by an extremely bungled White House press response, there are at least three serious flaws with the reporting. | The article alleges that GRU, a top-secret unit of Russian military intelligence, offered the bounty in payment for every…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/01/th…

Another anti-Russian smear from the New York Times
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
Patrick Martin at the World Socialist Web Site describes the New York Time's ongoing aversion to facts. [Illustration shows how a current Google Search simply amplifies the propaganda.]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/29/1883471…

Saturday 7/4: The Place of the Two American Revolutions in the Past, Present and Future
World Socialist Web Site | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
This event will be streamed live throughout the world on July 4th at 1: 30 pm EDT, 10: 30 am PDT at www.wsws.org/live.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/01/1883480…

Vote on amendments isn't about Putin, it's the first ever 'truly Russian constitution' – leading historian
rt.com | 2020-07-01
Previous Russian constitutions were either inspired or influenced by foreign legislators, but the amendments that the country is voting on are truly "Russia-centered," veteran Russia-focused historian Martin McCauley told RT. | It's no wonder then that the Western media ignores more than 200 proposed changes to the Russian Constitution and only focuses on the one that may allow Vladimir Putin run for president again, if he wishes to do so. | "'Putin wants to be Tsar for life' — that makes headlines, everyone understands that and if you go into the details of constitutional law people get bored," McCauley…
rt.com/russia/493469-vote-amendments-rus…

The 1968 My Lai Massacre: The Scene of the Crime
Seymour M. Hersh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
This article was originally published on The New Yorker in March 2015. | There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai. On the morning of March 16, 1968, it was crowded with the bodies of the dead–dozens of …
globalresearch.ca/scene-crime/5717240

Tearing Down the Idols of Colonialism: Why Tunisia Must Demand a French Apology
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-01
A debate is brewing in Tunisia on whether to demand an apology from France for the exploitation and trauma wrought by French colonialism, a move that could preclude a demand for compensation.
mintpressnews.com/tearing-down-idols-col…

US Supreme Court Ruling that Children of Asylum-Seekers Must be Released from Detention Lacks Necessary Provisions for Parents; Risks Further Family Separation
commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
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Four Giant Reasons To Remove The Statues
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-01
I'm a descendant of General Robert E. Lee. | My family also descends from George Washington and John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court. (The oligarchy was a rather small club back in the day.) And I, along with many other Lee descendants, say: Remove the statues. | Yet, this week President Donald Trump has made it his mission to catch and prosecute those who have taken down statues. I'm positive he's not doing it out of any racist ideology, although it doesn't help that he also retweeted a white power message soon afterwards. | With that said, here are four exceedingly stupid reasons to keep…
popularresistance.org/four-giant-reasons…

Wednesday 7/1: The Fight for Reproductive Rights: A Supreme Court Briefing
DJCFPD | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
Online via Zoom & livestream…
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This is Not a Drill: LIVE, July 1st
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-01
What lessons does the long arc of Black political struggle bring to bear on the Bernie Sanders movement? In this moment of Black-led uprising, the shortcomings of the campaign are stark. And yet, Bernie's campaign popularized socialism and organized tens of thousands of people, many of whom are still in motion. What are the real…
therealnews.com/stories/this-is-not-a-dr…

Booker's Loss Was Devastating. But We Can't Lose Sight of Defeating McConnell
Carl Gibson | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
It's tempting for progressive Kentuckians to want to check out of this election, as many of us have after the corporate wing of the Democratic Party threw a wet blanket on Bernie Sanders' post-Nevada momentum to circle its wagons around Joe Biden. (Photo: @Booker4KY/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/07/01/booker…

Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-01
The latest scandal, like others before it, is based on scant testimony by anonymous officials and has had the effect of pushing liberal opinion on US foreign policy into a far more hawkish direction.
mintpressnews.com/afghanistan-bounty-sca…

US Organizations Demand Change in US Foreign Policy Towards Israel and Palestine
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-01
In a letter to US presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, more than 100 US organizations appealed to the potential leaders to adopt a moral and principled foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The organizations that endorsed the letter included American Muslims for …
imemc.org/article/us-organizations-deman…

Remembering the Handover of 'One Palestine, Complete'
Jehan Alfarra | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
On this day in 1920, the first High Commissioner for Palestine Herbert Samuel, was handed the administration of the country by the British government and signed a receipt saying "one Palestine, complete" | *** | On this day in 1920, the …
globalresearch.ca/remembering-the-handov…

Government Attacks Media As People's Media Reveals The Truth
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-01
An Omaha police officer escorts freelancer Megan Feeney, a camera dangling from her zip-tied hands, on June 1, 2020. (Aaron Sanderford/Omaha World Herald). NOTE: We are taking next weekend off to take care of personal needs. The newsletter will be back in two weeks. — KZ and MF Government attacks on the media are escalating …
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Government Attacks Media as People's Media Reveals the Truth
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-01
An Omaha police officer escorts freelancer Megan Feeney, a camera dangling from her zip-tied hands, on June 1, 2020. (Aaron Sanderford/Omaha World Herald). Government attacks on the media are escalating as the battle for the narrative grows in importance. For the last decade, stories produced and amplified by the democratized media have put the power …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/government-at…

Is it "Canada Day" or "Dominion Day"? Stolen Indigenous Lands, First Nations' "Idle No More" Calls for #CancelCanadaDay
Kim Petersen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
July 1 is celebrated by many Canadians as Canada Day. Originally it was called Dominion Day to commemorate the establishment of the Dominion of Canada. But not every inhabitant of "Canada" will be celebrating. On that day, the Indigenous activist …
globalresearch.ca/is-it-canada-day-or-do…

Imogene Williams, 89; A gentle soul with an iron will
Tim Wheeler | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-01
SEATTLE–Imogene Williams, a gentle soul with an iron will to win progressive change died peacefully at her home May 24, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her years as a political activist, she was arrested for worthy causes dozens of times. She door-belled for progressive candidates in Seattle including for Rep. Pramila Jayapal, …
peoplesworld.org/article/imogene-william…

In Russia, a New Generation of Activists are Taking on Climate Crisis
Daria Solomennikova | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
For young climate activists like Alexey, the lesson is clear: Vladimir Putin, the authoritarian president who has been in power for all of their lives, has never been all too concerned about their safe and sustainable future. (Photo: Fridays for the Future Russia / Facebook) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Launch of New NAFTA Marred by Detainment of Mexican Labor Activist, Hundreds of Court Challenges Against New Mexican Labor Law
commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
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Twitter Targets Accounts Of Outlets Covering Unrest In Bolivia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-01
Social media giant Twitter took the step of suspending the official account of MintPress News on Saturday. Without warning, the nine-year-old account with 64,000 followers was abruptly labeled as "fake" or "spam" and restricted. This move is becoming a frequent occurrence for alternative media, especially those that openly challenge U.S. power globally. | Immediately preceding the ban, MintPress had been sharing stories about Israeli government crimes against Palestinians, the Saudi-led onslaught in Yemen (both funded and supported by Washington), and about activists challenging chemical giant Monsanto's latest p…
popularresistance.org/twitter-targets-ac…

Pro-Israel Racist Group ADL Moves To Co-Opt Black Lives Matter
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-01
For those who yearn for an end to systemic racism, these are exhilarating times as Black activists and organizations lead a global uprising against symbols and structures of white supremacy. | But if you are a racist group masquerading as a civil rights organization, these days are fraught with the danger that you'll get found out. | It's a balancing act that has for years bedeviled the Anti-Defamation League, a major Israel lobby group in the United States. The crisis is particularly acute right now as the ADL tries to portray itself as an ally of Black Lives Matter while also shielding Israel from criticism ove…
popularresistance.org/pro-israel-racist-…

Zoom fails to publish transparency report, delays it until 'later'
rt.com | 2020-07-01
Following months of privacy concerns raised by both state and private actors, online video company Zoom, which has seen its user numbers spike during the Covid-19 pandemic, has missed its own transparency report deadline. | Zoom announced last month that it would publish a transparency report on June 30. The move followed the company admitting that it had briefly suspended some US-based accounts and that of a Hong Kong activist at the behest of the Chinese government. | The accounts were suspended due to the content of the calls, with one speaking on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, which rema…
rt.com/news/493522-zoom-fails-transparen…

Boston to pull Lincoln emancipation memorial following activist outcry over 'demeaning' depiction of freed slave
rt.com | 2020-07-01
The city of Boston has voted to take down a 19th century statue honoring Abraham Lincoln and the freeing of the slaves, arguing that residents view its depiction of a kneeling black man as demeaning. | In a vote on Tuesday, Boston's Art Commission resolved to remove the monument, with Mayor Martin Walsh stating the decision was part of a broader push to "make Boston a more equitable and just city." The move will cost the city at least $15,000, according to Boston public art director Karin Goodfellow. | "After engaging in a public process, it's clear that residents and visitors to Boston have been uncomfortable…
rt.com/usa/493428-boston-remove-lincoln-…

Convocatoria Jornadas Ecofeministas antiextractivistas
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
Convocatoria 4 y 5 de julio | JORNADAS ECOFEMINISTAS ANTIEXTRACTIVISTAS POR EL BUEN VIVIR…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/30/1883478…

Sunday 7/5: 'The Condor & The Eagle' New Climate Film & Discussion w/ Activists & Indigenous Leaders
Stop The Money Pipline Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
Online via livestream: | event.webinarjam.com/live/91/wygzyu7mbo8… | www.facebook.com/filmsforaction/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/29/1883472…

As Monuments to War Generals Come Down, Let's Replace Them with Monuments to Peace
MDKLPG | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
The monuments to Confederate generals and to those who fought to maintain slavery are coming down. That's a good thing and long overdue. It cannot stop there, however, as we move not only to eradicate their symbolism, but the very real systemic racism they represent, and which sadly persists in this country. But should some…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/as-monuments…

The Victory of DACA Is a Reminder that Nothing Will Put Us Down
Josue De Luna Navarro | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
The decision on DACA is a huge victory for our undocumented communities, but it's also a reminder to the present administration, and future administrations, that we won't stop mobilizing and organizing for people's collective freedom to move—and stay—in unity and peace. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/07/01/victor…

'Priority in Syria political unity, territorial integrity'
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-01
Protecting the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria is a priority, the Turkish president said Wednesday."Maintaining the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria, the establishment of calm on the ground and a lasting solution to the conflict are our priority," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a Turkey-Russia-Iran summit under the Astana process via video conference."We'll continue to do our best to provide peace, security and stability in our neighbor Syria," he said.The trilateral meeting is ongoing with the attendance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Puti…
yenisafak.com/en/news/priority-in-syria-…

Friday 7/3: Virtual Independence Day Rally: Climate Change & Systemic Racism in America
Fire Drill Fridays, Greenpeace, others | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/30/1883479…

Then as Farce: the Commodification of Black Lives Matter
Ruth Fowler | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
Martin Luther King was arrested in April 1963 for publicly protesting, an act deemed illegal in Alabama at the time. While in jail, eight white clergy figures publicly admonished King, judging his actions "unwise and untimely". It was this which prompted King to respond with his little-shared letter about the "white moderate", a comment that…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/then-as-farc…

What really happened? Provo, Utah counterprotest eclipses far right rally
Kelli Potter | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-01
Protesters made their voices heard in an ultra-conservative city.
liberationnews.org/what-really-happened-…

Global protests against Israel's 'Annexation Plan'
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-01
Protests, both on the ground and on the virtual platforms, were organized on Wednesday July 1 across the world to denounce the proposed Israeli annexation of parts of the occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank. Several organizations are also demanding international sanctions against Israel if it goes ahead with the move. | Civil society movements, including the Palestinian Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS), organized protests in countries such as the US, the UK, Canada, Germany and Spain, among several others. | Israel had announced that it would start the process of annexation of the parts of the occupied…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/01/global-pr…

Protests and outrage continue for Kendrick Johnson
Estevan R. Hernandez | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-01
Johnson's family demands re-opening of investigation of 2013 mysterious killing.
liberationnews.org/protests-and-outrage-…

French health workers stage another protest demanding resources to save hospitals
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-01
This was the second round of nationwide protests organized by health workers in the country since the start of a two-month consultation process initiated by the government on its proposed health sector reforms…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/01/french-he…

New York Times' Charles Blow demands the removal of monuments to Washington and other "amoral monsters"
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
The Times' latest assault on the American Revolution is a part of the effort by the Democratic Party and its operatives to derail the popular multiracial protests against police violence in the wake of the murder of George Floyd.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/wash…

Protesters take their complaints to the home of Minnesota's governor
Wayne Nealis | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-01
MINNEAPOLIS — Daily protests continued in the Twin Cities last week to keep the pressure on state and city officials and lawmakers to act to stop police violence. Family members whose loved ones were killed by police officers gathered outside the residence of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, June 24. An estimated 2,000 protesters joined them …
peoplesworld.org/article/protesters-take…

Working Class Solidarity is Growing
Frank Hammer | zcomm.org | 2020-07-01
Marches in Michigan's mostly white suburbs and small towns in support of the protests against police brutality could have a large impact on the struggle of autoworkers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/working-class-soli…

Chris Cuomo attacks gun-toting St. Louis couple's self-defense claims without any hint of irony over own altercations
rt.com | 2020-07-01
CNN's Chris Cuomo apparently forgot his own history of public aggression when he sparred on TV with a St. Louis man who said he feared for his life when he and his wife pointed guns at protesters marching by their home. | …
rt.com/usa/493521-chris-cuomo-stlouis-gu…

After Weeks of Allowing 'Autonomous Zone,' Seattle Police Clear CHOP Amid Violence, Growing Complaints
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
Following the fatal shootings of two people in Seattle's Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone, Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an executive order early Wednesday morning and sent the city's police into the area to force the removal of dozens of protesters. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Seattle Mayor Orders Police Clearing Of Capitol Hill Occupy Protest
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-01
Seattle, WA – The Seattle Police Department (SPD) moved into the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" (CHOP) zone and returned to the department's East Precinct early Wednesday morning after abandoning the building three weeks ago. | Officers arrested at least 31 people by 9: 25 a.m. for failure to disperse, obstruction, resisting arrest, and assault. | Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a 48-hour executive order for protesters to vacate the area due to the ongoing violence and public safety issues in the area of the East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park. Mayor Durkan's order declared the gathering as an "unlawful assemb…
popularresistance.org/seattle-mayor-orde…

'No Summer of Love': White House Says Seattle CHOP Zone Was a 'Failed Democrat Experiment'
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-01
During a Wednesday news briefing, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone in Seattle, Washington, was a "failed Democrat experiment."
sputniknews.com/us/202007011079770699-no…

Labour Party Demands China Be Removed From UK 5G and Nuclear Power Projects
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-01
The Labour Party has taken a harsher line on China in recent weeks, offering support for Hong Kong opposition protesters and criticising the government in Beijing for its new national security law.
sputniknews.com/uk/202007011079769091-la…

WATCH: BLM protesters in New York 'CHAZ' mock cops over college education, call officer 'black Judas'
rt.com | 2020-07-01
Tensions were high in New York's so-called 'City Hall Autonomous Zone' (CHAZ) on Tuesday night, with protesters mocking cops over their education. The scenes left the demonstrators facing accusations of snobbery and privilege. | Eyewitness footage shot outside City Hall in Manhattan shows protesters berating the police with a torrent of abuse, suggesting the officers are "getting paid to sit there like f**king idiots." | One man in a skirt even twerked in front of the police before launching a verbal tirade, claiming that hairdressers have to go to school for longer than police do and that cops "can't even rea…
rt.com/usa/493483-new-york-blm-protester…

Black Lives Matter is 'anti-christian' & 'anti-civilizational' — outspoken senior Russian Orthodox Bishop
rt.com | 2020-07-01
A prominent Russian cleric believes the 'Black Lives Matter' movement isn't a battle for human rights, but rather a "struggle for who is most important in humanity." He says its true nature is "becoming increasingly apparent." | Bishop Savva of Zelenograd, the deputy administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate says the campaign is "anti-Christian and anti-civilizational." | Also on rt.com | | WATCH crowd of protesters shout down Catholic priest trying to defend statue of Saint Louis in Missouri | The churchman was reacting to news that the statue of Emperor…
rt.com/russia/493499-blm-protest-anti-ci…

CHAZ protesters make their last stand, barricade streets with SPIKE STRIPS and port-a-potties (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-07-01
As the Seattle Police Department cleared out the 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone', some protesters refused to go without a fight. Video footage shows them scrambling to barricade the streets. | Seattle police officers descended on the so-called 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone' (CHAZ, or CHOP) on Wednesday morning, clearing out the 'Black Lives Matter' protesters who had occupied the six-block area for nearly a month. Columns of cops in riot gear, backed by officers on bicycles and in armored vehicles, arrested those who…
rt.com/usa/493502-seattle-chaz-protester…

WATCH police on BIKES arrive to shut down Seattle's CHAZ
rt.com | 2020-07-01
Backed up by bikes and armored vehicles, legions of cops have swooped into Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) after Mayor Jenny Durkan ordered that the area, taken over by Black Lives Matter protesters, be vacated. | The officers descended on the six-block anarchist encampment in the early hours of Wednesday morning, hours after receiving the order from Mayor Durkan. The mayor had previously been reluctant to retake the six-block zone, but a spate of recent shootings — the most recent leaving one black teenager dead and another seriously injured — appeared to force her hand. | In video foo…
rt.com/usa/493479-seattle-police-raid-ch…

Berkeley H.S. Students Lead their Fifth Racial Justice Protest, "Say Her Name"
Rest in Power | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
Berkeley High School student organizers said their Say Her Name demonstration was held "in recognition of all the identities that have been neglected in the fight against police brutality and systemic racism."
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/29/1883470…

Protesters Switch Destination at Last Minute, March on Menlo Park Police Station Pt 1
Remembering Black Lives Murdered | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
A June 25 rally was purportedly to target FaceBook for paying for a substation and police salaries near their headquarters in Menlo Park.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/30/1883475…

Sunday 7/5: Protest at Gov Newsom's House : No State Execution By Covid-19
No Justice Under Capitalism | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
Meet: At Noon in front of the Planet Fitness at Northridge Plaza parking lot–4840 San Juan Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (just outside Sacramento) | We will then head to Newsom's house and rally till sundown: 7640 Tobia Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/30/1883474…

Wednesday 7/1: #Protest to the Polls: NAACP in Conversation w/ Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
Online…
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Oakland Police Banned from Using Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Grenades at Protests
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
Interview with Walter Riley, civil rights attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, on the June 18, 2020 temporary restraining order banning Oakland police from using tear gas, rubber bullets, flash bang grenades and other "battlefield weapons" during current Black Lives Matter protests.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/29/1883474…

Subcutaneous tocilizumab treatment in patients with severe COVID-19–related cytokine release syndrome: An observational cohort study
Antonio Mastroianni, Sonia Greco, Giovanni Apuzzo, Salvatore De Santis, Carmela Oriolo, Alfredo Zanolini, Luciana Chidichimo, Valeria Vangeli | thelancet.com | 2020-07-01
Tocilizumab administered subcutaneously to patients with COVID-19 and CRS is a promising treatment for reduction in disease activity and improvement in lung function. The effect of tocilizumab should be confirmed in a randomised controlled trial.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30154-1/fulltext?rss=yes

Palestinian farmers fight against annexation and pandemic
Salena Fay Tramel | zcomm.org | 2020-07-01
The violent Israeli encroachment and annexation of Palestinian land is putting the future of the West Bank and its residents in an extremely vulnerable position…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/palestinian-farmer…

Lockdown in Leicester amid surge in infections throughout UK
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Outbreaks at food factories, garment plants and schools attest to the criminality of Johnson government as it ditches a national lockdown.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/leic…

Coronavirus crisis triggers mass layoffs, wage cuts across Europe
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Having given massive state bailouts to the corporations, the ruling class is using the pandemic to effect a historic restructuring in class relations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/euro…

International Pressure Kept Canada From Joining Security Council
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-01
Despite Canada's liberal reputation, its international affairs are built around support for empire and corporate interest.
therealnews.com/stories/international-pr…

COVID-19 cases increase across Pacific Island states
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
The WHO warning underscores that the pandemic continues to escalate in all parts of the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/paci…

What Is the United States Plotting in Kashmir and Balochistan? The Destabilization of Pakistan?
Germán Gorraiz López | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (OCS), founded in 2001 by the Shanghai Five (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) and to which Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan were later added would be the ALBA and Iran countries. Hard core of resistance to world …
globalresearch.ca/what-united-states-plo…

Is Bolsonaro Plotting a Self-Coup?
Raphael Tsavkko Garcia | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
The Bolsonaro government's recent decision to stop releasing data on the COVID-19 pandemic as the death toll surges above 40,000 has caused an international uproar and deepened domestic discontent. A DataPoder360 survey, published on June 11 showed that the sum of those who see the administration of Jair Bolsonaro as "regular" (22%) or…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/is-bolsonaro…

Looming Evictions Threaten Families During COVID-19
Eleanor J. Bader | progressive.org | 2020-07-01
As coronavirus displacement moratoriums reach their expiration dates, many renters are facing a harsh reality: pay up or get out.
progressive.org/dispatches/evictions-thr…

Pandemic rages across South Asia as total cases near 1 million
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
The governments of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are rushing to "reopen" their economies even as COVID-19 cases and deaths are growing exponentially.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/soco…

Ecuadorian trade union calls for national mobilization against Moreno's government
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-01
The FUT has called for a national mobilization in defense of the workers' rights and in rejection of budget cuts, corruption, mass dismissals, and privatization of public institutes…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/01/ecuadoria…

Chileans demand protection for mine workers in the face of COVID-19
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-01
The Social Green Regionalist Federation (FREVS), a progressive political party in Chile, on June 30, demanded that the national government take immediate measures to protect the life and health of mine workers, their families and neighbors in the face of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the northern mining regions. | "We demand that, for the next two weeks at least, all activities in large public and private mining companies be suspended. The business logic of maintaining operations at any cost is irresponsible and short-sighted," said the FREVS in a statement. | Patricio Elgueta, the president of the Copper Worker…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/01/chileans-…

Hands off Fiat Chrysler workers fighting the COVID-19 disease!
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
This joint statement was issued by the rank-and-file safety committees set up by Detroit-area Fiat Chrysler workers to fight for safe conditions during the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/auto…

When New York Times Reporter Was Chief Propagandist for Atomic Bomb
Greg Mitchell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
William L. Laurence earned the nickname "Atomic Bill" several times over. He was a Pulitzer-winning New York Times science reporter who became embedded with the Manhattan Project and followed its creation of the first atomic bombs at several sites around …
globalresearch.ca/new-york-times-reporte…

UK's Labour Leader Sacks the Most Left-Wing Member of His Shadow Cabinet
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
As a Labour party member, it is unavoidable that I should have an opinion on the party leader Keir Starmer's sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey. RLB was shadow education secretary until her dismissal, as well as being Starmer's primary opponent for the party leadership when Jeremy Corbyn resigned after Labour lost to the Tories in December's general election.
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/uks-labour-l…

Neoliberal Psychological Realism: from Barbie Dolls to Hook-up Sex
Bruce Lerro | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-01
Orientation In this two-part article, I trace facets of neoliberal psychology over a 50 years period, from 1970 to present. The first facet of neoliberal psychology is the "realist" phase in which capitalists strip the individual of as many of our social, qualitative (as opposed to quantitative) relations as well as our historical and cross-cultural …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/neoliberal-ps…

Chile: COVID-19 outbreak in mining regions
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Three mineworkers have died in the giant state-owned mining corporation Codelco, and some 2,528 are infected, according to the official figures of the Ministry of Mining.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/chil…

Honoring the Warrior
Craig Wood | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-01
Not everyone born on an Indian reservation who was sent to reform school and Vietnam ends up a renown, international writer, but Jim Northrup did. It's been nearly four years since Northrup passed away. He's remembered for his syndicated newspaper column "Fond du Lac Follies," books, humorous stories, cathartic war-poetry, and cruising the backroads in …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/honoring-the-…

UN human rights chief brands Israel's annexation of more Palestinian land illegal
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-01
peoplesworld.org/article/un-human-rights…

Charles Webb Enters Heaven
Dan Wakefield | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
Charles Webb, author of The Graduate (an identity that dogged and bedeviled him his whole life). died a few days ago at age 81. I met Charles in early 1970, shortly after the release of his second novel, The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker. I was waiting for my own novel to come out that…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/charles-webb…

World makers of the Black Atlantic
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-01
My sense, while reading this book, was of a twentieth century tradition now ripe to be reclaimed and revived, since, like Du Bois and his generation, we will surely need now to grasp the deep roots of our multiple crises if we are to be free of them and deliver a world to our children …
mronline.org/2020/07/01/world-makers-of-…

Army Demolishes A Home, A Barn, In Al-'Isawiya In Occupied Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-07-01
Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home and a barn for horses, in the eastern part of the southern area of the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, in addition to destroying water pipelines. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-'Isawiya, said the soldiers demolished a home, …
imemc.org/article/army-demolishes-a-home…

US House passes Washington D.C. statehood bill
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
If made law, the bill would make the District of Columbia the country's 51st state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/dist…

Israel Defense Ministry Launches COVID-19 Voice Test for Americans
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-01
A company formed at the behest of the Israeli Ministry of Defense has begun collecting voice data from Americans to detect COVID-19 symptoms through technology with dubious diagnostic value, but highly profitable applications in law enforcement.
mintpressnews.com/israel-defense-ministr…

2022: A Vaccination Passport. The EU Keeps Quiet Over Suspicious Documents
Daniele Pozzati | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
Surprise, surprise, the European Commission (EC) had a "Roadmap on Vaccination" ready months before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. | The Roadmap should lead to a "commission proposal for a common vaccination card / passport for EU citizens by 2022". | Last …
globalresearch.ca/2022-vaccination-passp…

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-07-01
Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Deir al-Sunna neighborhood, in Jabal al-Mokabber, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers stormed the home, owned by the family of Yassin Za'atra, and demolished it, under the allegation of being built without a permit. They added that the …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-demol…

Stumbling Towards Catastrophe: The New Cold War with China
Dave DeCamp | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
With tensions between the US and China at an all-time high, experts warn the two powers are closer to a military confrontation than ever before. A war with China should be unthinkable in Washington since the conflict could be catastrophic …
globalresearch.ca/new-cold-war-china/571…

Loaded: A Disarming History of the 2nd Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Radical Reviewer | mronline.org | 2020-07-01
This is the Radical Reviewer taking a look at Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
mronline.org/2020/07/01/loaded-a-disarmi…

Liberalism At Large: The World According to the Economist
Dominic Alexander | mronline.org | 2020-07-01
Zevin's history of the Economist magazine opens up a rich angle from which to observe the nature and development of liberalism across 180 years, finds Dominic Alexander.
mronline.org/2020/07/01/liberalism-at-la…

Israeli Soldiers Close Two Main Roadblocks In West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-07-01
Israeli soldiers closed, on Wednesday at night, two main permanent military roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, blocking vital Palestinian traffic and isolating vast West Bank areas, without providing any explanation. Media sources said the soldiers sealed the Container roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem and east of occupied East Jerusalem, which …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-close…

Cameroon and Nigeria: The Risk of Breathing
John Bart Gerald | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
There is a long history of human rights violations by Cameroon's government against its Anglophone people. Brutalized by war with Boko Haram the Cameroon military is now engaged in low intensity warfare against militant Anglophone separatists. On May 15, 2019 …
globalresearch.ca/cameroon-nigeria-risk-…

Right-wing incumbent Andrzej Duda fails to gain first-round victory in Polish presidential election
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-01
Andrzej Duda, backed by the incumbent right-wing Law & Justice (PiS) party, failed to obtain 50% of the votes in the first round of presidential polls held on June 28, Sunday. He will face Warsaw mayor Rafa≈Ç Trzaskowski from the Civic Platform in the second round…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/01/oppositio…

As COVID-19 infections explode in the US, Fauci warns of 100,000 new cases a day
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Fauci's testimony underscored the grim reality that the pandemic in the US is now far more widespread than it was at its previous height in late March and early April.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/pand…

Children's Health Defense Responds to Accusation of Spreading "Misinformation" on Facebook
Jeremy R. Hammond | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
In November 2019, the Washington Post and other major news media accused Children's Health Defense (CHD) of using Facebook advertisements to spread "misinformation" about vaccines. The basis for these accusations, which have since continued, is a study published in the …
globalresearch.ca/children-health-defens…

New COVID Infections Surge as Trump Fixates on His Election
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-07-01
It is abundantly clear that, for this president, the health and survival of the people also come a distant second to his electioneering…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/new-covid-infectio…

Attorney General William Barr's Insomnia
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
So far it's only a rumor. But the word all over Washington, D.C. is that Attorney General William Barr has insomnia. No one should take it lightly, because insomnia is a medical condition with devastating effects on a person's health, quality of life, and ability to make rational decisions. Several medical conditions may cause it,…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/attorney-gen…

The Pandemic and Wealth Inequality
Rick Baum | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
The latest figures from the Federal Reserve Board on wealth inequality cover through the quarter ending in March 2020. They show a reduction in wealth inequality–something that has happened during economic downturns. More importantly, according to the Fed, wealth inequality has generally been increasing since the first covered period, the third quarter of 1989 to…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/the-pandemic…

House Democrats unveil strong climate plan linked to racial justice
Jordan Davidson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-01
peoplesworld.org/article/house-democrats…

COVID-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon
Mandy Smithberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Washington has initiated its largest spending binge in history. In the process, you might assume that the unparalleled spread of the disease would have led to a little rethinking when it came to all the trillions of dollars Congress has given the Pentagon in these years that have in…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/covid-19-mea…

How movements can turn Public support into lasting change
Collective 20 | mronline.org | 2020-07-01
Taking "movement moments" to change, from the Red Summer to Black Lives Matter.
mronline.org/2020/07/01/how-movements-ca…

Anti-Russia war fever spreads on Capitol Hill
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Without providing a shred of evidence, the corporate media, congressional Democrats and many Republicans are demanding US retaliation against alleged Russian targeting of US soldiers in Afghanistan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/boun…

Migrants challenge visa processing delays by New Zealand authorities
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
The Labour Party-led government is delaying the processing of migrant visa applications, leaving tens of thousands of people in limbo.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/newz…

A Long Walk off a Short Pier
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-01
On any given day, the plank you're forced to walk seems to always come up a couple of steps short. "Manager to the valet stand." Those seemingly innocuous five words combined in that precise order are usually enough to make any relatively sane supervisor duck for cover. That's because the person at the end of …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/a-long-walk-o…

Crisis After Crisis on the Border
Kent Paterson | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
Ciudad Juarez has a long history of crises–foreign invasions, revolutions, economic recessions tied to the United States, the 9-11 border constriction and transnational gangland wars. Then there's the perpetual crisis of putting food on the table in a high-priced, low-wage city while staying safe in a place where violence can surge at any moment. Heaped atop the struggles of daily life, the Mexican city of an estimated 1.5 million residents bordering El Paso, Texas, now grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/crisis-after…

A Trendy Rage: Boycotting Facebook and the Stop Hate for Profit Campaign
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
Rage can be that most trendy of things, and social media rage has become modish. If you dislike something, scream it in a certain number of characters and post it on every network you subscribe to. You might even feel good about it. When the pot is taken off the boil, the matter goes away.
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/a-trendy-rag…

Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Lands In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-07-01
A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded and occupied, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands on a hill near the bypass road at the entrance of Sa'ir town, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the illegally occupied West Bank. Local sources said dozens …
imemc.org/article/illegal-israeli-coloni…

"Into the World of Bad Spirits": Slavery and Plantation Culture
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
Between 1500 and 1880 ten to eleven million Africans were moved by force and terror into "new worlds." Sir Philip Sherlock and Hazel Bennett write of the immensity of the "physical suffering, anguish of spirit and unbearable cruelty" of their lot "from the time of … capture" (The Story of the Jamaican People [1997, p. 122]).
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/into-the-wor…

Indignation in Colombia amid spree of assassinations and the rape of an Indigenous girl by soldiers
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-01
The wave of assassinations and acts of sexual violence carried out by security forces and paramilitary groups against Colombian civilians in the past week has shaken the country…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/01/indignati…

Quebec's hard-right premier reshuffles cabinet for stepped-up class-war assault
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
The cabinet shuffle inaugurates a new phase in the efforts of the Coalition Avenir Québec government to exploit the pandemic to restructure class relations at workers' expense.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/shuf…

New York City transit worker suffers miscarriage on the job
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Transit workers are outraged at the Transit Authority and the union after a conductor who was six-months pregnant lost a baby when she was forced to return to track switching.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/nyct…

The Floyd rebellion: pathway to a revolution?
Kali Akuno | zcomm.org | 2020-07-01
The Floyd rebellion, if followed by a general strike and People's Assemblies, can blossom into an instrument of dual power that could radically transform society…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-floyd-rebellio…

Food processing plants in Ohio and New York hit with outbreaks
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Outbreaks at salad and fruit processing plants in Springfield, Ohio, and Oswego, New York, show the vulnerability of food workers to the deadly disease.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/gblf…

Season 4 of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why: Biting off more than it can chew
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
The latest season is the final one in the series about the lives and difficult circumstances of a group of teenagers at fictional Liberty High School.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/thir…

Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis?
progressive.org | 2020-07-01
A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.
progressive.org/magazine/smoking-gun-cri…

The nationalist unconscious
Richard Seymour | zcomm.org | 2020-07-01
To fully grasp the rise of the new authoritarians, we must engage with psychoanalysis as well as economics…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-nationalist-un…

Land of the Unfree
Robert P. Alvarez | zcomm.org | 2020-07-01
This July 4, let's lay claim to the freedom and equality we've celebrated for centuries, but seldom practiced…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/land-of-the-unfree…

Israeli Police Brutality: Unnoticed Murder of Palestinian Autistic Man Eyad Hallaq
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
It is sometimes difficult to comprehend the savagery of the Israeli police state. There may be two reasons for this: 1) because the actions of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) and illegal settlers are so extreme and violent as to …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-police-brutali…

How India Failed Its Coronavirus Test
Sanket Jain | progressive.org | 2020-07-01
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi shut down the country from March to June, millions of migrant workers faced starvation and homelessness.
progressive.org/dispatches/how-india-fai…

Record 47.2 percent of working-age Americans without jobs
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
According to the employment-population ratio, a more accurate measure of joblessness than the unemployment rate, a postwar record number of Americans were without work in May.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/jobs…

The Pandemic and Wealth Inequality
Rick Baum | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-01
The latest figures from the Federal Reserve Board on wealth inequality cover through the quarter ending in March 2020. They show a reduction in wealth inequality–something that has happened during economic downturns. More importantly, according to the Fed, wealth inequality has generally been increasing since the first covered period, the third quarter of 1989 to when it reached its highest level in the fourth quarter of 2019 during the Trump regime.
counterpunch.org/2020/07/01/the-pandemic…

COVID-19 increase at UK's 2 Sisters, Rowan and Kober meat processing factories
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Inadequate and unsafe forms of transport, poor working conditions, and rundown accommodation are class issues bound up with the wealth extraction demanded by capitalism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/meat…

Media Need to Humanize COVID-19
Brent Giannotta | progressive.org | 2020-07-01
It's a moral imperative that the media adopt reporting methods that more reliably inspire responsible civic behavior.
progressive.org/op-eds/media-humanize-co…

Who's Entitled? Diamond Mining and Internal Displacement in Botswana
Lital Khaikin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
"Not Blood Diamonds" | Diamonds represent 'forever'–so begins the brand statement of any generic diamond company leaning in on the mythological status of deep time and the alchemical compression of history. From encrusting royal jewelry, to the consumer rite of passage …
globalresearch.ca/diamond-mining-interna…

ICE is Leaving Immigrants to Die in Detention
Bianca Sierra Wolff | zcomm.org | 2020-07-01
And Retaliating When They Speak Out…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/ice-is-leaving-imm…

Doctors say local Covid-19 data is needed quickly to target outbreaks
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
Giving local authorities accurate and up-to-date data on spikes in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases could help save lives, leading doctors have said.The British Medical Association (BMA) implored the government to ensure that local leaders were given timely information about cases in their area to help contain the spread of the virus.It comes after ministers faced criticism for the handling of the surge of cases in Leicester. | The BMA urged the government to share "timely, comprehensive and reliable" information to all those involved in the management of new cases at a local level.It also called for clarity about ho…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

A Canada Day Surprise: How a "Synthetic Nationalism" Was Created to Break the US-Russia Alliance
Matthew J.L. Ehret | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-01
As a Canadian author associated with a Canadian geopolitical magazine and a book series rooted in the thesis that Canada is still under the dominance of the British Empire to this very day, the July 1st holiday known as "Canada Day" is a bit of a strange thing to celebrate. As I have recently written …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/a-canada-day-…

A Canada Day Surprise: How a 'Synthetic Nationalism' Was Created to Break the US-Russia Alliance
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-01
As a Canadian author associated with a Canadian geopolitical magazine and a book series rooted in the thesis that Canada is still under the dominance of the British Empire to this very day, the July 1st holiday known as …
globalresearch.ca/canada-day-nationalism…

Four doctors reflect on 100th day of lockdown
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
Medics across Britain have risen to unprecedented challenges during the nation's first 100 days in lockdown.Frontline workers have been seen as coronavirus (Covid-19) superheroes by members of the general public and were applauded for their efforts every Thursday at 8pm for the first 10 weeks of the crisis.While people have faced restrictions on their movement and social lives, here four doctors from the British Medical Association (BMA) describe their experiences during the last 100 days for the PA news agency.– Stephanie Rees, a junior doctor at Glan Clwyd Hospital in north Wales, said seeing a patient die…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

British PM says Tel Aviv's annexation plan 'violation of intl. law'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-01
TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Zionist regime not to annex West Bank, warning that the United Kingdom views this move as a violation of international law, which will not be accepted by London.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160420/British-PM-s…

UK turns to Germany in bid to finally get its Covid-19 contact tracing app off the ground, ambassador says
rt.com | 2020-07-01
Germany's ambassador to the UK says British health services have reached out to their German counterparts to find a solution to the UK's embarrassing predicament over its yet-to-be-launched coronavirus contact tracing app. | Diplomat Andreas Michaelis made the remark while speaking to BBC Radio 4's 'Today' show about the success of Germany's domestic contact tracing app, which relies on Apple and Google tech to trace people who may have contracted coronavirus because of their proximity to a confirmed case. "It works," Michaelis said. | This is in stark contrast to the UK's own app which, far from working, has…
rt.com/news/493507-uk-germany-covid19-tr…

Australian cancer testing declines during coronavirus pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
The lack of personal protective equipment in hospitals and shortages of masks, gloves and sanitiser available to the public have forced many people to put off appointments.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/canc…

Defending Australia: The Deputy Sheriff Spending Spree
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-07-01
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Australia boosts defense budget against 'coercion'
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-01
Australia on Wednesday unveiled a decade-long defense budget with a marked increase in the country's defense spending, local media reported.Prime Minister Scott Morrison committed 270 billion Australian dollars ($186.5 billion) for defense spending over the next 10 years with a focus on the Indo-Pacific region, public news service ABC News reported."We have not seen the conflation of global economic and strategic uncertainty now being experienced here in Australia in our region since the existential threat we faced when the global and regional order collapsed in the 1930s and 1940s," Morrison said.Under the new p…
yenisafak.com/en/news/australia-boosts-d…

Australian state government locks down Melbourne working class suburbs
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
While measures are required to contain the coronavirus, the lockdown will disproportionately affect workers, the unemployed and the poor.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/vict…

COVID19 Brings American Decline Out In The Open
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-01
The U.S.'s decline started with little things that people got used to. Americans drove past empty construction sites and didn't even think about why the workers weren't working, then wondered why roads and buildings took so long to finish. They got used to avoiding hospitals because of the unpredictable and enormous bills they'd receive. They paid 6% real-estate commissions, never realizing that Australians were paying 2%. They grumbled about high taxes and high health-insurance premiums and potholed roads, but rarely imagined what it would be like to live in a system that worked better. | When writers speak of A…
popularresistance.org/covid19-brings-ame…

Sexual harassment still endemic in the legal profession
Kathy Fairfax | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-01
Feminism Margaret GleesonIssue 1271 Australia sexual harassment legal profession high courtJuly 1, 2020The report of an inquiry,…
greenleft.org.au/content/sexual-harassme…

Australian government unveils military boost aimed against China
wsws.org | 2020-07-01
Over the next decade, $575 billion will be spent on the armed forces, including an expanded $270 billion military hardware buildup, featuring "long-range strike capabilities."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/01/mili…

Qantas move to cut 6000 jobs 'must be reversed', say unions
Kathy Fairfax | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-01
Economy Jim McIlroyIssue 1271 Australia Qantas AviationKeeperJuly 1, 2020Unions covering the aviation sector have condemned the decision by Qantas management to sack 6000 staff and keep a further 15,000 workers st…
greenleft.org.au/content/qantas-move-cut…

Wasteful, Secret and Vicious: The Absurd Prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-01
This week has not been a good one for the Australian legal system. For those who feel that an open justice process requires abuses of power to be exposed and held to account, it was particularly awful. It began with the Q&A program on the national broadcaster, the ABC, which supposedly gives an airing to …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/wasteful-secr…

Merkel Says US Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Elude Understanding
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-01
BERLIN (Sputnik) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that proposed US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia were law-defying and would be dealt with.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200701107977084…

Hong Kong: Boris Johnson Promises BNO Passport Holders a Route to Citizenship
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-01
On 30 June, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) approved the National Security Law that provides from three years to life imprisonment for conspiring with foreign states or foreign organisations to undermine national security.
sputniknews.com/uk/202007011079766602-ho…

PM swerves job loss prediction as Labour claims he is 'blind' to Covid-19 risks
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
Boris Johnson has refused to predict the scale of job losses facing the UK but he warned workers are at "very, very serious" risk.The prime minister defended his plans to boost the economy amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic before saying of Labour: "We're the builders, they're the blockers. We're the doers, they're the ditherers."His counter attack came after Labour leader Keir Starmer warned the PM is "blind to the risks" of easing lockdown restrictions in England and trying to "brush away" concerns raised by the Opposition.Labour leader Keir Starmer, left, questioned the PM on likely job losses caused by…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/01/pm-swerv…

Nicola Sturgeon slams 'ridiculous political comments' from PM
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
Nicola Sturgeon has criticised Boris Johnson's "absurd and ridiculous political comments" claiming there is no Scottish border, and urged him to focus on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | The first minister said attempts to escalate a row about people potentially having to quarantine if entering Scotland from other parts of the UK are "frankly disgraceful". | Sturgeon has repeatedly stated she will not rule out such quarantine measures if they are supported by public health evidence, a suggestion the PM said he found "absolutely astonishing". | At Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, Johnson said: "There…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/07/01/nicola-sturge…

SNP could withdraw from Commons over indyref2 consent, MP warns
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
The SNP could withdraw from UK institutions — including the House of Commons — if Boris Johnson's government continues to block a second Scottish independence referendum, one of the party's most senior MPs has suggested.Pete Wishart, an SNP MP for almost two decades, said the party could consider "withdrawing from the apparatus of the UK state" if Westminster continues to reject calls for a fresh vote on the issue.This could be "escalated" to the extent of impacting on the SNP's "participation in institutions of the UK Parliament", he added.
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/01/snp-coul…

Big Pharma Trade Group Blasted as 'Morally Bankrupt' for Suing to Block Minnesota Insulin Affordability Law
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
The law is named for Alec Smith, an uninsured 26-year-old who died in 2017 after rationing his insulin. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/07/01/big-pha…

Progressives Must Reckon with U.S. Senate Primary Losses
commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
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Proposed Vacation Tax Credit Exposes Vacation Inequality
commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
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Cheyenne River Sioux Chair Offers to Rip Down Mount Rushmore—"Free of Charge… By Myself If I Must"
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
"Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise or treaty than the faces carved into our sacred land on what the United States calls Mount Rushmore." | …
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PFAW: Facebook Must Stop Promoting the Spread of Racism and Hatred
commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
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Removing 'Unjust Barrier' to Asylum, Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Rule Forcing Refugees to Seek Safety Elsewhere
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
Immigrant rights advocates applauded a Trump-appointed federal judge's rebuke to the White House on Wednesday as the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. blocked the administration's anti-asylum rule targeting Central Americans. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Day of Rage': Palestinians and Global Allies Rise Up Against Annexation Plan and Israeli Apartheid
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
"The Palestinian struggle today is not just about fighting annexation, which we must continue to do. It is about dismantling the entire system of apartheid." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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What Makes Us Crack
Zoe Weil | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
In the midst of so much fury, trauma, and terror, hearts refuse to be crushed. (Photo: Oleksandr Lapin/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Demand Progress Education Fund and AFR Education Fund Reject Recent Changes to the Libra Association's White Paper as Insufficient
commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
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Progressive Groups Call on Senate to Pass $3.6 Billion for Election Assistance Funding Before Recess
commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
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Covid-19 and the Masque of the Red States
Michael Winship | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
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Trump Doesn't Believe in Democracy—Here's His 25-Step Reelection Plan
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
President Donald J. Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing on Marine One on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Washington DC. President Trump is scheduled to hold his first campaign rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo: Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Unlawful "Annexation" Plan for the Occupied West Bank Must be Stopped
commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
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The GOP's Grotesque Response to a Pandemic Will Never Be Forgotten
Jim Hightower | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
Medical staff wearing full PPE clean a patient in the Covid-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on June 30, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care wards to full capacity and sparking concerns about a surge in fatalities as the virus spreads. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Blood on His Hands: The Nursing Home Covid-19 Crisis is Donald Trump's Fault
Alex Lawson | commondreams.org | 2020-07-01
Emergency Medical Service workers unload a patient out of their ambulance at the Cobble Hill Health Center on April 18, 2020 in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo: Justin Heiman/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Itchy, irritating poison ivy rash
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-07-01
Poison ivy rash is caused by an allergic reaction to an oily resin called urushiol (u-ROO-she-ol). This oil is in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Wash your skin right away if you come into contact with this oil, unless you know you're not sensitive to it. Washing …
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Unusual coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms: What are they?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-07-01
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can cause a wide range of signs and symptoms. The most common are fever, dry cough and tiredness. Other symptoms include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, headache, or chest pain. But COVID-19 can also cause symptoms you might not expect, including: Gastrointestinal symptoms. COVID-19 might cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms, …
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Monday 6/29: #PassTheDamnBill
Dr. Hae Min Cho, Bernie Delegate, DSA | indybay.org | 2020-07-01
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Warning over Covid-19 'illusion' amid fears of more local lockdowns
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
It is an "illusion" that the UK is past the worst of the Covid-19 epidemic, a leading scientist has warned amid fears that other towns and cities could follow Leicester into lockdown.Professor Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College London — who quit as a government adviser after admitting breaking lockdown rules — said the UK should be braced for regional flare-ups.It comes amid criticism of the way Public Health England (PHE) and the government are handling data on coronavirus cases, with accusations of long delays in sharing figures with regional public health experts. | A PHE regional map for testing a…
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Police officer warned after tweeting 'kicking down doors is our favourite thing'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
An officer has been warned after tweeting from a police account that "kicking down doors is probably one of our favourite things to do". | The tweet, which was deleted a short time afterwards, came from the Homerton branch of the Metropolitan Police and showed officers using a battering ram to break down a door. | It continued: "Another warrant conducted on #Victoria ward with the assistance of @MSPHomerton @MPSKingsPark @MPSHackneyWick #knockknock #localpolicing." | @MPSHomerton! (And yes, this is real) pic.twitter.com/ivNebpqSaE | — Owen Jones (@OwenJones84)
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An 'indy' England is becoming a Tory 'thing'. But all that glitters isn't gold
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
A survey has revealed that support for "English independence" among Tory voters is almost 50/50. It may serve to throw fresh light on the case for Scottish independence and the break-up of the United Kingdom as a whole — just as the SNP is saying it will withdraw from UK institutions like the House of Commons if the Westminster…
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Government 'assumed' clueless over how many infected people could enter the UK once quarantine is lifted
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-01
Government officials may not have any idea how many people with coronavirus could come into the country once quarantine rules are lifted, MPs have heard.Commons Home Affairs Committee chair Yvette Cooper said it was "quite baffling" that senior Home Office civil servants were not able to confirm whether any assessments on estimated numbers had been carried out ahead of an anticipated relaxation of travel restrictions.The department's new permanent secretary Matthew Rycroft and second permanent secretary Shona Dunn were questioned by MPs on Wednesday about efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.Asked whether anyon…
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In New York, Zionism and Liberalism Faced Off–and Liberalism Won
Eric Alterman | thenation.com | 2020-07-01
In New York, Zionism and Liberalism Faced Off–and Liberalism Won…
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What Are Art Galleries For?
Barry Schwabsky | thenation.com | 2020-07-01
What Are Art Galleries For?
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Online Learning Isn't Even Remotely Equal
Mary Retta | thenation.com | 2020-07-01
Online Learning Isn't Even Remotely Equal…
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Silver Linings on a River
Vaisa Markides | thenation.com | 2020-07-01
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Diaspora Organizations Are Stepping Into the Void on Covid-19
Annette Lin | thenation.com | 2020-07-01
Diaspora Organizations Are Stepping Into the Void on Covid-19…
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My Grandmother, My Icon of Palestinian Resilience
Mohammed El-Kurd | thenation.com | 2020-07-01
My Grandmother, My Icon of Palestinian Resilience…
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Is America Redeemable?
Rebecca Gordon | thenation.com | 2020-07-01
Is America Redeemable?
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Tennessee restaurant threatened with ARSON over false claim it donated food to pro-police rally
rt.com | 2020-07-01
A Chattanooga restaurant was viciously harassed and threatened with arson after a local news station incorrectly reported they had donated food to a pro-police rally, ultimately forcing them to cancel the catering order. | A caller threatened to burn down Shuford's Smokehouse last week after a news outlet mistakenly reported that the 33-year-old Chattanooga barbecue spot had donated food for a pro-police 'Back the Blue' rally to be held that Saturday. It was far from the only threatening phone call the restaurant received, but it was enough to convince them to cancel the $1,000 order. | Also on rt.com | |
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Turkey, Russia, Iran commit to Syria's unity, independence
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-01
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin, and Hassan Rouhani released a 14-item statement after a videoconference where they discussed the current situation in Syria.The leaders reviewed the developments following their last meeting in Ankara last September and "reiterated their determination to enhance the trilateral coordination in light of their agreements," according to the statement.The leaders "emphasized their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as well as to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter," the statement said.They also…
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