Daily Archives: July 2, 2020

2020-07-02: News Headlines

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-07-03). Nigeria third worst COVID-19-affected African country. peoplesdispatch.org According to official data, Nigeria has 6.3% of the COVID-19 cases on the African continent, while South Africa accounts for around 37%. However, Nigeria has conducted only 0.67 tests per 1,000 people, when the figure in South Africa stands at 27.48 tests every 1,000 people…

Lau Kin Chi (2020-07-03). Tokyo olympics and Fukushima 'revival'. mronline.org At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics a young man born on the day of Hiroshima nuclear bombing was selected to be the last torch bearer on the relay, to signify that Japan had stood up from nuclear ruin. In an attempt to replicate the 1964 Olympic theme, the Abe government has constructed the idea of a …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-03). New York City's police budget cut falls short. peoplesdispatch.org In New York City, protests have continued almost daily, one month after the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. Similar to cities across the country, protesters and movements have raised the demand that the city administration cut all funding for the police department, or defund the police. On June 30, the city council passed the budget for the 2021 fiscal year and despite sustained protests and a one week protest occupation outside city hall, councillors resolved to only cut 1 billion from the New York Police Department (NYPD) budget. | The budget cuts, even though significant, still leaves…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-03). Communist youth in Austria resist fascist mobilizations. peoplesdispatch.org On July 1, Wednesday, the Communist Youth of Austria (KJO) brought out a statement calling for resistance against the rising fascist and racist manifestations in Vienna and other Austrian cities. The statement by the Vienna committee of the KJO was made in the backdrop of an attack by right-wing Turkish nationalists against a Kurdish gathering in Vienna on June 24, and the clashes that followed it. Last week's events have also led to some diplomatic hostility between Austria and Turkey. | According to reports, a group called Grey Wolves comprising right-wing sections within the Turkish diaspora in Vienna was resp…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-02). America's Two Right-Wing Parties Keep Accusing Each Other Of Being Far-Left. thealtworld.com has a new Spanish-language ad out claiming that President Trump is cut from the same cloth as leftist leaders Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Nicolas Maduro. This is not the first time the Biden campaign has done this, with The hashtag #ComradeTrump

Ali Salam (2020-07-02). Palestinians Protest Israel's Annexation Plans in Gaza, Ramallah. imemc.org Thousands of Palestinians participated in a large rally in Gaza, on Wednesday, expressing their rejection of the occupation states annexation plans, Quds News Network reported. Political leaders and civilians attended the demonstration, raising Palestinian flags and reciting slogans against the expropriation of the Palestinian Jordan Valley, and other parts of …

Ali Salam (2020-07-02). Israeli Settlers Steal Water, Raze Palestinian-owned Lands near Nablus. imemc.org Illegal Israeli settlers, Wednesday, levelled large stretch of Palestinian-owned land, in the northern West Bank districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, local sources said. Palestinian official who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal Israeli colonists, accompanied by a bulldozer, proceeded to …

Thom Hartmann (2020-07-02). COVID Masks: The Latest Faux Conservative Outrage. zcomm.org They don't care about you; they just want the economy opened back up to make money…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-02). The Kafkaesque Imperium: Julian Assange and the Second Superseding Indictment. counterpunch.org The Kafkaesque Imperium has taken yet another absurd step towards mean absurdity with another superseding indictment against Julian Assange. This move by the US Department of Justice seems to have surprised those involved in his extradition proceedings. Mark Summers QC, one of the members of the Assange legal team, did not conceal his astonishment at

Medea Benjamin (2020-07-02). Trump's Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises. globalresearch.ca On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at …

Peter Koenig (2020-07-02). Russia Did It Again — Chasing the Bounty Hunters. globalresearch.ca Russia did it again. This time Moscow is accused of "paying to kill Americans". How criminal! | Such things only Americans would do — Washington, the Pentagon, CIA…. Because killing and have killed is in their mindset and bloodstream. That's what …

Lee Camp (2020-07-02). Lee Camp: How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the 'Threat' of Peace in Afghanistan. mintpressnews.com This is not a column defending Donald Trump. | Across my career, I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have been shown to read more.) | No, this is a column about context. When The New York Times reports anonymous sources from the intelligence community say Russia paid Taliban fighters to kill American soldiers, context is very important. | Some of that context is that

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-02). "Russia is Paying the Taliban": Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex. globalresearch.ca 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. | *** | Based on anonymous intelligence …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-02). US adds 50,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day spike, reopening reversed in several States. peoplesdispatch.org The fresh surge in the daily reported cases in the US has pushed several State administrations to reconsider plans to reopen their economies…

WSWS (2020-07-02). Autoworkers at FCA Trenton Engine call for rank-and-file safety committees to fight COVID-19. wsws.org Autoworkers at the FCA Trenton Engine Plant south of Detroit called on their co-workers to build rank-and-file safety committees to fight the spread of COVID-19 in factories and save lives.

WSWS (2020-07-02). As COVID-19 cases surge, Texas GM workers demand closure of factory. wsws.org Just days after Fiat Chrysler workers in Detroit halted production, GM workers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area are demanding the closure of Arlington Assembly.

Project Censored (2020-07-02). Project Censored's 2020 Summer Reading List. projectcensored.org From COVID-19 to unprecedented unemployment levels and nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, the Summer of 2020 is like none other in recent history. In the midst of…

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-02). Touting Dubious Remdesivir Over Promising Hydroxychloroquine for Treating COVID-19. globalresearch.ca An "Thick as Thieves? Big Pharma Wields its Power with the Help of Government Regulation." | Big Pharma controls the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). | Its primary …

Stan Cox (2020-07-02). It's Not Just Meat: All Farm and Food Workers Are in Peril. counterpunch.org COVID-19 outbreaks are now reaching far beyond the meatpacking industry. Migrant farmworkers in fruit orchards and vegetable fields, long the targets of intense exploitation, are seeing their health put in even greater jeopardy as they're pushed to feed an increasingly voracious supply chain in pandemic-time.

Roger Stoll (2020-07-02). Cuban Spies Disguised as Doctors. dissidentvoice.org The European Union now excludes travelers from the COVID-ridden U.S., but welcomes those from the virtually COVID-free Cuba. Cuba, the country that sends doctors and infectious disease specialists around the world to fight the pandemic, the country the U.S. has held in contempt for 60 years, villified with every epithet and sanctioned and embargoed and …

The Canary (2020-07-02). No further extension to furlough scheme, says Johnson. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has said there will be no further extension to the government's furlough scheme. His comments come despite a fresh wave of job losses across the country. | Ministers are facing calls to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), following the announcement this week of thousands of lay-offs in the retail and aviation sectors. CJRS has protected more than 9 million jobs during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | But in an interview with the Evening Standard, Johnson insisted it was not "healthy" for either the economy or the employees concerned to extend the scheme: We've spent £120 b…

Staff (2020-07-02). Headlines for July 2, 2020. democracynow.org States Reverse Reopenings as Daily U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 50,000 for First Time, As U.S. Deaths Top 128,000, Trump Predicts Coronavirus Will "Sort of Just Disappear", Dallas Choir Members Tested Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of Performance for Mike Pence, San Quentin Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike Amid Explosion of COVID-19 Cases, Seattle Riot Police Clear Autonomous Zone, Los Angeles City Council Approves $150M in Cuts to Police Budget, Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Message Outside Trump Tower a "Symbol of Hate", Richmond, Virginia, Mayor Removes Confederate Statue, Trump Backs Confederate Base Names as Monum…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2020-07-02). Biden Compared Indicted War Criminal to "George Washington" counterpunch.org In 2010, current Democratic Party presidential hopeful Joe Biden Jr. referred to Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader Hashim Thaci as the "George Washington of Kosovo." On June 24th, it was reported that Thaci had to cancel a trip to Washington because of his indictment by the Hague for war crimes and crimes against humanity. These

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-07-02). Herd immunity and COVID-19: What you need to know. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Curious as to whether herd immunity against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) might slow the spread of the disease? Understand how herd immunity works and what experts are saying about its potential impact on the COVID-19 pandemic. Why is herd immunity important? Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-07-02). Mayo Clinic experts to help guide Delta Air Lines COVID-19 safety measures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Industry leaders in health and travel formalize partnership to transform the future of safe flying ROCHESTER, Minn. — Delta Air Lines and Mayo Clinic, a global leader in serious and complex medical care, are deepening their relationship to provide additional safety and COVID-19 infection control measures for customers and employees. The collaboration is another significant …

Noam Chomsky (2020-07-02). We Must Not Let Masters of Capital Define the Post-COVID World. zcomm.org Those who have primary responsibility for the multiple crises that imperil us today are hard at work, relentlessly, to ensure that the system they created, and from which they have greatly benefited, will endure…

John Ranson (2020-07-02). The public sends a strong message to the government over its obsession with outsourcing companies like Serco. thecanary.co Just 15% of the public supports the involvement of private companies like Serco in the coronavirus (Covid-19) test and trace programme. | Poll: | Polling company Survation conducted the research of behalf of We Own It, a group that campaigns for public ownership of public services. On 24 and 25 June, over 2,000 people were asked the question: Contract tracing refers to the identification of people who have recently come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. The contract tracing programme is intended to help us get out of lockdown safely. Which of the following do you thin…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Israel registers highest daily rise in virus cases. yenisafak.com Israel on Thursday confirmed 966 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest single-day spike since the virus was first detected on Feb. 21, the country's Health Ministry said.The country reported two more deaths from the virus over the past 24 hours, the ministry said in a statement.Israeli authorities have so far reported 26,452 infections, including 324 deaths and 17,481 recoveries.The number of active cases, which dropped below 2,000 last month, rose to 8,647 after a spike in recent days.Israel lifted most of the COVID-19-related restrictions after the daily number of virus cases dropped below 20 last mon…

RT (2020-07-02). Crime reports in Seattle 5 TIMES higher amid 'narcotics use & violent crime' in CHOP zone. rt.com Seattle saw a 525-percent spike in crime reports due to violence and turmoil within the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone, according to figures released by the city's mayor as she authorized police to clear the site. | Mayor Jenny Durkan's executive order to oust the protesters from the self-proclaimed six-block cop-free zone states the "narcotics use and violent crime, including rape, robbery, assault, and increased gang activity" since 'CHOP' first appeared in early June. | In less than a month, the self-declared "autonomous zone" has seen two deadly shootings and a serious hike in reported incidents of cr…

Fire Drill Fridays, Greenpeace, others (2020-07-02). Friday 7/3: Virtual Independence Day Rally: Climate Change & Systemic Racism in America. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday/

yenisafak (2020-07-02). India's 1st plasma bank at service of COVID-19 patients. yenisafak.com India on Thursday opened the country's first blood plasma bank in the capital Delhi to improve access to blood plasma required in the treatment of novel coronavirus patients."People were facing difficulty in acquiring blood plasma. This plasma bank will thus help in accessing it, but it will only work if people come forward to donate blood plasma," Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said during bank inauguration.People who have recovered from COVID-19 develop antibodies against the disease in their blood, known as convalescent plasma. This can then be transfused into critical patients to boost their immune re…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Africa lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism due to pandemic. yenisafak.com Africa countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union commissioner for infrastructure and energy said on Thursday.Amani Abou-Zeid told a news conference that due to the prolonged lockdown and border closures to curb the spread of the virus, the air industry will be greatly impacted."Some airlines in the continent will not make it post-COVID-19," she said.

_____ (2020-07-02). Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. popularresistance.org COVID-19 cases were climbing at Michigan's McLaren Flint hospital. So Roger Liddell, 64, who procured supplies for the hospital, asked for an N95 respirator for his own protection, since his work brought him into the same room as COVID-positive patients. | But the hospital denied his request, said Kelly Indish, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 875. | On March 30, Liddell posted on Facebook that he had worked the previous week in both the critical care unit and the ICU and had contracted the virus. "Pray for me God is still in control," he wrote. He died April 10.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). COVID-19 CP therapy needed to treat patients. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — During the science promotion meeting organized by Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation, prominent figures discussed the convalescent plasma (CP) therapy to treat COVID-19 patients.

Mike Walter (2020-07-02). The Heat: COVID-19 surges in U.S. america.cgtn.com Coronavirus is surging in the United States with the death toll now over 127,000.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-02). COVID-19 vaccine technology can be used for future pandemics, says expert. imperial.ac.uk The researcher developing a potential new coronavirus vaccine said the technology behind it could also be used for future pandemics, in a recent talk.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-02). Convalescent blood plasma given to COVID-19 patients. imperial.ac.uk An Imperial researcher discussed a trial giving UK COVID-19 patients blood plasma from people who have recovered from coronavirus, in a recent talk.

WSWS Repost (2020-07-02). Gilead Sciences cashes in on COVID-19. indybay.org Profit-minded Foster City-based pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences sets a price for its unproven new anti-COVID-19 treatment.

No Justice Under Capitalism (2020-07-02). 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…

DJCFPD (2020-07-02). Wednesday 7/1: The Fight for Reproductive Rights: A Supreme Court Briefing. indybay.org Online via Zoom & livestream…

Vijay Prashad (2020-07-02). We are in Palestine, Habibi, and Palestine is Heaven. dissidentvoice.org Sliman Mansour (Palestine), Revolution Was the Beginning, 2016. Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. It is impossible to be calm about the fate of the Palestinian people. Since 1948, they have been denied their country and denied their right to exist. One United Nations resolution upon another has said that …

Lucas Koerner (2020-07-02). UK Court Denies Venezuela $1bn in Gold Needed to Fight Virus. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas vowed to appeal the "outrageous" decision recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's head of state.

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-02). Historic Constitutional Changes in Russia. globalresearch.ca In January during an address to Russian lawmakers, Vladimir Putin proposed long overdue changes to the country's out-of-date Constitution. | They include what Sputnik International called "a heavy focus on social and organizational/governance issues" — notably guaranteeing a living wage and …

C. J. Hopkins (2020-07-02). The New (Pathologized) Totalitarianism. dissidentvoice.org It was always going to come to this … mobs of hysterical, hate-drunk brownshirts hunting down people not wearing masks and trying to get them fired from their jobs, "no mask, no service" signs outside stores, security staff stopping the mask-less from entering, paranoid pod people pointing and shrieking at the sight of mask-less shoppers …

John Feffer (2020-07-02). Time to Rethink the US-ROK Alliance. counterpunch.org North Korea has blown up the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. It is threatening an all-out pamphlet war in response to defectors sending anti-regime propaganda to the north. South Korea's unification minister has stepped down after failing to meet with his North Korean counterparts during his 14-month tenure. Pyongyang is not happy about the balloons

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-02). BLS jobs report shows U.S. employment crash continues. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Donald Trump's happy talk today notwithstanding, the nation's current depression, the employment crash caused by closures forced by the coronavirus pandemic, continues, the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows. That's because 1.445 million more people applied for regular state unemployment benefits, and another 839,563 sought special federal benefit checks in the week ending June …

Associated Press (2020-07-02). Moore, WNBA star, helps free wrongly-convicted Missouri prisoner. peoplesworld.org JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out …

Associated Press, Kaiser Health News (2020-07-02). Already hollowed-out U.S. health system faces even more cuts. peoplesworld.org The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue …

Staff (2020-07-02). Why You Should Give A F*ck | Ep. 4 | Voter Rights. therealnews.com We discuss your rights as a voter, and how in many places those rights are under attack from people in power.

John O'Kane (2020-07-02). Progressive Pulses Among the Ruins of Riot. counterpunch.org The violence that erupted from the mostly-peaceful demonstrations around the killing of George Floyd has subsided, though many businesses in Long Beach are now boarded up. In addition to the property damage itself—in many instances not covered by insurance because deemed "domestic terrorism"—these protective measures have a chilling effect on efforts to participate in the

John Bellamy Foster (2020-07-02). The storm of protest in the United States. mronline.org "Neofascism has its source in monopoly-finance capital, at the apex of the system, but depends for its existence on the ability to mobilize, with the help of a fàºhrer-like figure such as Trump, a very considerable part of the overall population."

Staff (2020-07-02). Stir Crazy! Episode #62: Fourth of July is Cancelled. therealnews.com On today's show: Journalist Justine Barron, TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, and political commentator Marcus Ferrell. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have comments/questions/suggestions email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com

Frank Scott (2020-07-02). Substance Matters More Than Symbols. dissidentvoice.org The current wake-up call being experienced by more Americans about historic racism is leading to hopeful actions but if all that results is removal of symbolic remnants of a wretched past these may lead to very little substantial change of the present and future. The rush to remove statues, change street names, remove written distortions …

Matthew Sakamoto (2020-07-02). Community and workers unite against racist coffee shop owner in Pasco, Wa. liberationnews.org Racist coffee shop owner resigns under pressure after threatening workers for solidarity.

Kim C. Domenico (2020-07-02). Disbelief, Belief and the Perils of Pandemic Re-opening. counterpunch.org The dominant authorities in our lives are destructive; they lack nurturance — the love which sustains others…But the trap of rejecting them is more than a matter of hoping finally to get them to care…This [rejecting] imagination is wholly under the aegis of the existing order. It disbelieves, but only to dream of someone else,

Marshall Auerback (2020-07-02). We Won't Have a Truly Global Economy Until People Start Taxing It That Way. counterpunch.org Major talks between the United States and the European Union to establish a shared tax framework for multinational companies broke down on the issue of seeking to secure an agreement on digital taxation. Big tech, which is heavily a U.S. creation, has long been in the sights of European economies, as their profits and revenues have

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-02). Killing Koalas: The Promise of Extinction Down Under. dissidentvoice.org The British conservationist Gerald Durrell once remarked that the koala was "the most boring of animals". Its brain size, proportionally the smallest of any mammal, evolved to cope with its slow metabolism. But the spectacle of these singed, toasted animals was a terrifyingly cruel one to behold. As good stretches of Australia burned over the …

Staff (2020-07-02). Barbara Ransby on the Biden Problem: Social Movements Must Defeat Trump & Also Hold Dems Accountable. democracynow.org Amid a mass uprising against racism and state violence, social movements are not just fighting hostility and backlash from President Trump, but also dealing with a "Biden problem," according to historian, author and activist Barbara Ransby. "I think it's fair to say that Joe Biden is not our dream candidate, by any means," she says. "We should be critical of Joe Biden. We should be ready to hold Joe Biden accountable come January. But we should be clear about the need to defeat Trump in November."

The Canary (2020-07-02). BBC cutting around 450 jobs across England. thecanary.co The BBC has announced plans to cut around 450 jobs across England.The broadcaster said that BBC England must save £25m by the end of March 2022.BBC England is the home of the corporation's local radio stations and regional TV news, and according to the BBC will "undergo a significant reinvention".It comes after the BBC last month said it was axing more than 150 roles in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.Outgoing BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall (Dominic Lipinski/PA)Last month outgoing director-general Lord Tony Hall launched a programme of voluntary redundancy across the BBC.The BBC already had an &po…

CP Editor (2020-07-02). The Untold History of Mount Rushmore. counterpunch.org

Staff (2020-07-02). The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A KKK Sympathizer Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land. democracynow.org As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. "This place is very, very sacred to our people," says Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of the NDN Collective. "Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence."

Staff (2020-07-02). The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A Friend of the KKK Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land. democracynow.org As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. "This place is very, very sacred to our people," says Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of the NDN Collective. "Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence."

Staff (2020-07-02). Did the Army Ignore a Soldier's Murder? Questions Mount over Vanessa Guillén Disappearance. democracynow.org The U.S. Army says it has a suspect in custody in connection with the disappearance of Vanessa Guillén, a missing 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier whose family says her remains were likely found in a shallow grave near the Texas Army base. A second suspect in the case — a soldier who the Guillén family lawyer named as Aaron Robinson — killed himself in Killeen, Texas, as officers approached. The news comes after months of anguish for Vanessa Guillén's family, who say she was sexually harassed by a higher-up prior to her disappearance and that the military was slow to investigate when she went missing. We…

Barry Healy (2020-07-02). Operation Peter Pan: How the United States stole 14,000 Cuban children. greenleft.org.au Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children
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Ray Emerson (2020-07-02). NYC activists reclaim spirit of Stonewall: Black, queer resistance. liberationnews.org Fifty-one years since the original Stonewall Rebellion, it is clear the racist system of capitalism cannot bring about liberation for any oppressed people.

The Canary (2020-07-02). Beavers born in Essex 'for first time since Middle Ages'. thecanary.co Beavers have been born in Essex for the first time since the Middle Ages, conservationists have said.The mammals had been hunted to extinction for their meat, fur and scent glands in the UK by the beginning of the 16th Century but have since been reintroduced. | A pair of Eurasian beavers were brought to the Spains Hall Estate in Finchingfield last year as part of a project to help reduce flood risk.They were the first to be brought to Essex in 400 years, and now they have had two babies — known as kits.Darren Tansley, river catchment coordinator at Essex Wildlife Trust, said: "We always hoped that having be…

The Canary (2020-07-02). Schools told to keep children apart in year group 'bubbles' on full return in autumn. thecanary.co Schools in England have been told to keep children in class or year-sized "bubbles" and avoid creating "busy corridors" when all pupils return in September.Government guidance — on how to get all children back after the summer break following up to six months at home — says older pupils should be encouraged to be kept away from other groups of students and staff.The whole school, or all pupils in a year group, may have to self-isolate at home if schools have two or more confirmed coronavirus cases within a fortnight, the advice says.But the guidance also says school closures "may not be necessary" if th…

Chauncey K. Robinson (2020-07-02). 'The Twilight Zone': 'Meet in the Middle' explores the price of human connection. peoplesworld.org Editor's note: A review and analysis of Jordan Peele's 'The Twilight Zone' season two episode one. Spoilers ahead. "What kind of compromise goes into a connection with another human being?" — 'The Twilight Zone' Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone has returned and is currently airing all 10 episodes of the second season on the streaming service …

RT (2020-07-02). Couriers from rivaling food delivery companies stage mass brawl in Moscow (VIDEO). rt.com Couriers from two of Russia's major food delivery companies, sporting their branded uniforms, were filmed engaging in a fight in Moscow… apparently to the disappointment of hungry customers waiting for their orders. | The 'battle' took place in a McDonald's parking lot and involved the employees of Delivery Club in green and Yandex.Eda in yellow. | –í –ú–æ—Å–∫–≤–µ —Å–µ–≥–æ–¥–Ω—è –ø—Ä–æ–∏–∑&ndas…

RT (2020-07-02). UN suspends two observers in Israel after viral VIDEO of sex in official car. rt.com Two employees of the United Nations mission in Israel have been suspended without pay after a viral video showed a sex act in their official vehicle, as it drove down a major street in Tel Aviv. | The two men were identified as staff members of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), a military observer mission in Israel, and were placed on unpaid leave on Thursday. | The 18-second video shows a man in a white uniform, in the back seat of the marked UN vehicle, being straddled by a woman wearing a red dress as another man looks on from the front seat. | The incident took place on HaYarkon St…

RT (2020-07-02). SJW mob tears into 'racist' white woman after she holds black woman at gunpoint in viral clip — but full video tells another story. rt.com A face-off in Michigan that culminated with a black woman held at gunpoint has set the internet alight, with Twitter quick to pronounce the incident a hate crime. However, things aren't always so black and white. | The encounter was captured on video by a black woman, with the footage going viral on Thursday. In it, a white woman points a handgun at the black woman filming, screaming at her to "get away," while the black woman calls for the police, and accuses the white woman of trying to hit her with her vehicle. | pic.twitter.com/lWksZwXITD— ü¶ãMakay (@makaysmith10)

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (2020-07-02). Israel Guilty of Crimes against Humanity, Genocide against the People of Palestine. globalresearch.ca Israel is currently in the process of implementing the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands. The issue of "illegality" must be put in context. We are dealing with a broader issue: Crimes against Humanity and Genocide against the People of Palestine. …

Fight Back (2020-07-02). Israeli annexation of West Bank: More stolen land as time runs out for occupation. fightbacknews.org The Israeli apartheid regime is poised to commit a new crime against Palestine: the annexation of up to 30% of the West Bank. As things stand Israel effectively controls Palestine, with the heroic people of Gaza confined to an open prison and the hapless Palestinian Authority serving as accomplices to the occupation. | The significance of the annexation is twofold. First, it codifies the theft of Palestinian land. It is a statement to one and all, "We are stealing this, and it is ours forever." Second, it is the declaration of the end of a solution that was never really a solution at all, the so-called 'two state…

Global Research News (2020-07-02). Israel Guilty of Crimes against Humanity, Genocide: 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal. globalresearch.ca Israel is currently in the process of implementing the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands. The issue of "illegality" must be put in context. We are dealing with a broader issue: Crimes against Humanity and Genocide against the People of Palestine. …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-02). Protests erupt across Palestine against Israeli annexation plan. peoplesdispatch.org Protesters gathered in major West Bank cities of Ramallah, Jericho and Bethlehem, as well as in Gaza city in Gaza, to put forth a united Palestinian front against Israel's illegal, unilateral actions…

_____ (2020-07-02). What Price Will Israel Pay For Annexing The Last Of Palestine? popularresistance.org The systematic and collective appropriation of Palestinian land by the State of Israel is not an accident of British colonial history. Palestinians are not the Chagos Islanders of the Eastern Mediterranean, a people considered by the UK government to be too weak and scattered to bother about. | The dispossession of Palestinian land was a product of British foreign policy. Lord Balfour may not have intended a Jewish state when he issued his declaration in 1917 recognising the rights of Jews to set up a "homeland", a deliberately ambiguous phrase. At that point, two percent of Palestine was owned by Jews. | In an e…

_____ (2020-07-02). History Provides Clues Into Israel's West Bank Annexation. popularresistance.org Palestine has been annexed, occupied, stolen, and Palestinians have been dispossessed, exiled, caged, detained, subjected to an apartheid regime, and killed by the state of Israel for over seven decades. Every few years the world wakes up to protest some aspect of Israeli apartheid, occupation, or a massacre, and then it returns safely to its deep slumber. | Every so often, Israel manages to awaken the angst of the European Union and other international organizations with some announcement or another, a murderous attack on Palestinians, a declaration of annexation or "sovereignty," and then, as if under the influ…

Philip Giraldi (2020-07-02). Some Conspiracy Theories Are for Real. thealtworld.com What is the best way to debunk a conspiracy theory? Call it a conspiracy theory, a label which in and of itself implies disbelief. | What is the best way to debunk a conspiracy theory? Call it a conspiracy theory, a label which in and of itself implies disbelief. The only problem with that is there have been many actual conspiracies both historically and currently and many of them are not in the least theoretical in nature. Conspiracies of several kinds brought about American participation in both world wars. And however one feels about President Donald Trump, it must be conceded that he has been the victim of a…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2020-07-02). The Fourth Estate Has Murdered America. The NYT "Made Up The Story"? globalresearch.ca The "news service" of multi-billionaire Bloomberg echoes the New York Times lie that Russia paid the Taliban to kill US occupying troops: | "Lawmakers from both U.S. political parties demanded President Donald Trump hold Russia accountable over allegations it offered cash …

_____ (2020-07-02). Anti-Russia War Fever Spreads On Capitol Hill. popularresistance.org Groups of congressional Republicans and Democrats have visited the White House over the past two days for briefings on allegations that the Russian military intelligence agency GRU offered bounties to Taliban fighters who killed American soldiers in Afghanistan. | They have emerged bristling with demands for retaliation, with one Republican senator declaring, "I want to hear their plan for Taliban and GRU agents in body bags"—in other words, for military action by the United States against Russia, possessor of the world's second largest stockpile of nuclear weapons. | The "Russian bounties" campaign is a fa…

_____ (2020-07-02). US Media Used To Stop The 'Threat' Of Peace. popularresistance.org This is not a column defending Donald Trump. | Across my career I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have been shown to read more.) | No, this is a column about context. When The New York Times reports anonymous sources from the intelligence community say Russia paid Taliban fighters to kill American soldiers, context is very important. | Some of that context is that Mike Pompeo said, "I was the CIA director — We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses." So we know for certain that U.S. intelligence ag…

World Socialist Web Site (2020-07-02). 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.

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-02). Tearing Down the Idols of Colonialism: Why Tunisia, Africa Must Demand French Apology. dissidentvoice.org The visit by newly-elected Tunisian President Kais Saied to France on June 22 was intended to discuss bilateral relations, trade, etc. But it was also a missed opportunity, where Tunisia could have formally demanded an apology from France for the decades of French colonialism, which has shattered the social and political fabric of this North …

Dave Lindorff (2020-07-02). Tear Gas and Clubs in Lafayette Square Were Just the Beginning. thenation.com Tear Gas and Clubs in Lafayette Square Were Just the Beginning…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-02). Venezuela denounces 'absurd decision' of UK to retain its gold reserves. peoplesdispatch.org A British high court ruled on July 2 that because the UK recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president, it does not have to give the government of Nicolás Maduro access to the reserves…

South Front (2020-07-02). Video: Internal Tensions Do Not Stop Militants from Provocations in Southern Idlib. globalresearch.ca Late on June 30, fighting resumed near the villages of Kansafrah, Al-Ruwayha and Bayanin in southern Idlib between the Syrian Army and Turkish-backed militants. Intense artillery shelling also targeted positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham across the Jabal Al-Zawiyah area. Pro-militant …

Equipe Media (2020-07-02). Saharawi activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir, "I left the small prison just to enter the big one" peoplesdispatch.org After six months in jail on a politically-motivated charge, Saharawi Human rights activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir has been released but enjoys only partial freedom…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-02). Convocatoria Jornadas Ecofeministas antiextractivistas. indybay.org Convocatoria 4 y 5 de julio | JORNADAS ECOFEMINISTAS ANTIEXTRACTIVISTAS POR EL BUEN VIVIR…

Julian Vigo (2020-07-02). 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

Fight Back (2020-07-02). Minneapolis: No cops or corporations at Pride, escalating fight for justice! fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On June 28, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar held the fourth annual protest at Twin Cities Pride, with over 10,000 in attendance. The organizing came on the heels of the Minneapolis rebellion for Justice for George Floyd. The ad hoc coalition of 100+ groups organized a Pride protest and celebration in a two-week timeframe. This was due to winning their demands of corporations and cops out of Pride. It is a victory that was built on the founding of the organization almost five years ago after the murder of Jamar Clark in 2015. This year's protest demanded: Justice for George Floyd an…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-02). French health workers take to streets seeking higher wages, recruitment. peoplesdispatch.org The call for the mobilization was given by major trade unions, including the General Confederation of Labor (CGT)and health workers collectives like L'Inter-Urgences and Collectif Inter-Hà¥pitaux also joined the protests.

Remembering Black Lives Murdered (2020-07-02). 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.

Black Lives Matter SLV (2020-07-02). Saturday 7/11: San Lorenzo Valley: Black Lives Matter Protest. indybay.org Meet at San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Hwy 9, Felton…

John Malkin (2020-07-02). 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 (2020-07-02). Wednesday 7/1: #Protest to the Polls: NAACP in Conversation w/ Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin. indybay.org Online…

_____ (2020-07-02). Beyond the Toppling of Colonial Monuments, a Rethinking of History and Accountability Is Vital. strategic-culture.org When Chile erupted in protests over the neoliberal politics of President Sebastian Pinera and the dictatorship legacy of Augusto Pinochet, the indigenous Mapuche population embarked upon the tearing down of colonial monuments and statues occupying Chilean public spaces. The news was of paramount importance for Chile's reclamation of its historical memory, in particular as during the dictatorship, legal references to the Mapuche were Elsewhere in the world, the Chilean struggle to preserve the people's historical memory did not res…

Jamaal Bowman (2020-07-02). Mobilizing people who are "disenfranchised and ignored" zcomm.org Interview with Jamaal Bowman on NY Primary Upset, Rent Strikes, Police Brutality & Opposing West Bank Annexation…

Islam Times (2020-07-02). Former PM Mahathir Calls on Muslims to Focus on Fighting Israeli Regime. globalresearch.ca In an interview with a Lebanese-based media on Wed., Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said, "Muslims must stop fighting among themselves and focus on 'Israeli enemy' instead." | "I know that there are great powers that seek instability among Islamic countries, but …

Mark W. Bradley (2020-07-02). Honorary Particle Physicist D.J. Trump Discovers "Want'em Mechanics" dissidentvoice.org According to an iconoclastic article in the latest issue of "Science Weakly" (an online publication aimed at highly motivated [but poorly educated] science buffs), part-time honorary particle physicist Dr. D.J. Trump has finally uncovered the illusive corollary to Niels Bohr's Quantum Theory, upon which modern subatomic physics is founded. Dr. Trump is believed to have …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-02). Over 78% Russian voters support amendments to the constitution. peoplesdispatch.org The amendments to the current constitution, which was adopted in 1993, will among other things allow incumbent president Vladimir Putin to contest again for…

LUBA (2020-07-02). Video: Interview with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurse During the Canada Day Rally in Ottawa. globalresearch.ca Transcript: July 1, 2020 — Canada Day | Interview with Nurse Luba, Parliament Building Ottawa, On Canada | . | . | . | Excerpts of Interview | Mark: I am here in front of the House of Commons, Parliament building, Ottawa, a lot of great …

Fight Back (2020-07-02). Black, trans, working-class legacy of Pride at Tallahassee's BLM Stonewall March and Rally. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee residents assembled at 12: 30 p.m. at Cascades Park, June 28 to launch a march to the capitol. Organizers and volunteers with the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) pre-decorated the capitol steps and breezeway with rainbow flags, banners, signs and hand-painted portraits to honor the Black and brown working-class trans women who led the Stonewall Riots in New York City 51 years ago. Organizers distributed masks, water, snacks, bumper stickers and printed copies of Fight Back! to the 150-plus people in attendance. Attendees spread out across the entire capitol lawn to abide…

Christina Jewett (2020-07-02). Health Workers Filed Over 4,000 Complaints With OSHA, Some Still Died. zcomm.org Federal officials rapidly closed many complaints without issuing citations, raising new questions over government inaction…

Terry Everton (2020-07-02). Different Name for the Same Old Crap. dissidentvoice.org Somewhere along the way I became an associate. Before that I was a waiter who became a server. Hell, I've even been periodically transformed from a barkeep into a mixologist. The dishwashers are now sanitation engineers. The door person has become the valet. The people who used to be housekeepers are now room attendants. By …

Khury Petersen-Smith (2020-07-02). The United States owes Black America reparations. zcomm.org Following centuries of exploitation, theft and discrimination, here is what a reparative economic agenda should entail…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-02). Over 160 jade miners killed in Myanmar's landslide. peoplesdispatch.org The disaster occurred in northern Kachin State's Hpakant township and was triggered by heavy rainstorm. The number of deaths is expected to rise as scores of miners remain missing…

Islam Times (2020-07-02). Mahatir Calls on Muslims to Focus on Fighting Israeli Regime. globalresearch.ca In an interview with a Lebanese-based media on Wed., Mahathir Mohamad said, "Mislims must stop fighting among themselves and focus on 'Israeli enemy' instead." | "I know that there are great powers that seek instability among Islamic countries, but we are …

Ali Salam (2020-07-02). Israeli Forces Order Halt Construction, Confiscation to Palestinians in West Bank. imemc.org The Israeli military, on Wednesday, distributed confiscation notices to Palestinian owners of hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands in Jab'a village, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the lands to be confiscated are owned by the Masha'leh and Tous …

Ricardo Vaz (2020-07-02). Venezuela Sets Parliamentary Election Date, Increases Number of Lawmakers. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelans will elect 277 deputies to congress this December.

Wayne Madsen (2020-07-02). The Growing Police Union-White Supremacist Alliance. thealtworld.com The election of Trump as president made a bad situation involving white supremacists and neo-Nazis serving in U.S. law enforcement agencies much worse. | Within the U.S. labor movement there exists a far right-wing Trojan Horse that is bent on perpetuating police violence and murder of people of color and resisting all attempts at police reform, including criminal prosecution of police officers who commit wanton acts of murder and other forms of physical violence. The Trojan Horse is the police union "blue line," the corruption of which is coming to light in a number of jurisdiction following the police killing o…

Haydar Khan (2020-07-02). The Great Wall of Wokeness. counterpunch.org "Invincibility lies in the defense." — Sun Tzu Does there exist a political force, partisan or populist, organized or decentralized, that can liberate the U.S. citizenry from the clutches of the neoliberal order? As I wrote in Feb. of last year, the neoliberal order seemed impervious to partisan defeat because its roots lie in a

IMEMC News (2020-07-02). Soldiers Abduct A Lawyer, Who Previously Spent 9 Years In Prison, While His French Wife, Child, Were Deported. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, two days ago, a Palestinian lawyer with French citizenship, from occupied Jerusalem, a former political prisoner who was previously imprisoned for more than nine years, and moved him to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Salah Hammouri while …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-02). Farmworkers: Big California farm sickens workers, families with coronavirus. peoplesworld.org

Dr. Zuhair Sabbagh (2020-07-02). Zionist Political Violence: Patterns and Motives. globalresearch.ca This attempt to tackle the issue of Zionist political violence will not constitute a quantitative and historical research, but will seek to explore the patterns and to analyze the motives behind the violent political practices carried out by the Zionist …

Fight Back (2020-07-02). Unemployment insurance claims show crisis continuing. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – The latest report by the Labor Department on Thursday, July 2 indicated new claims for aid for unemployed showed no improvement for the third week in a row. While new claims for the regular state unemployment insurance benefits did fall by 50,000 from last week's report, to 1.43 million, new claims for the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA actually rose by 110,000 from last week's report, to 840,000. Taken together, new claims for the two main programs to aid the unemployed totaled 2.27 million for the week ending June 27, slighting more than the previous week and the same as two week…

Kyle Anzalone (2020-07-02). Dangerous Game: How the Wreckage of Russiagate Ignited a New Cold War. globalresearch.ca It's been nearly four years since the myth of Trump-Russia collusion made its debut in American politics, generating an endless stream of stories in the corporate press and hundreds of allegations of conspiracy from pundits and officials. But despite netting …

Al Arabiya (2020-07-02). UK 'Recognized' Juan Guiado as Venezuela President, Rules High Court in Gold Dispute. globalresearch.ca Britain has "recognized" Venezuela's opposition leader High court judge Nigel Teare handed down a Judgment ruling …

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights (2020-07-02). Mezan: "Marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan Highlights Abuse of 92 Children Crossing Gaza's Buffer Zone" imemc.org Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: Press Release: To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan highlights its recent monitoring and documentation concerning the torture and abuse of Palestinian children attempting to cross the Israeli-imposed buffer zone, or access-restricted area, in Gaza.

WSWS (2020-07-02). Workers in Germany express their solidarity with striking Fiat Chrysler workers. wsws.org The strikes at two Detroit Fiat Chrysler plants in Jefferson North and Sterling Heights against intolerable health and safety conditions for production workers have met with a powerful response from workers in Germany.

Uma Nagarajan-Swenson (2020-07-02). Get Cops Out of Schools: A Factsheet. zcomm.org Educators are waking up to the grave emotional and developmental harm school resource officers cause. School districts must reallocate their resources…

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-07-02). Why Canada Failed the 'Ben Franklin Challenge' in 1776. Canada and the British Empire. globalresearch.ca "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 Canary (2020-07-02). China warns of 'corresponding measures' over UK 'interfering' in Hong Kong. thecanary.co China has said it reserves "the right to take corresponding measures" if the UK pushes forward with its plan to give three million Hong Kong residents the right to settle in the country. | Boris Johnson accused Beijing of a "clear and serious breach" of its treaty with Britain by imposing a much-criticised national security law on the territory. | The prime minister said he would introduce a route for people with British National (Overseas) (BNO) status to apply for visas to live and work in the UK and apply for citizenship. | In response, the Chinese Embassy in the UK said such a move would be in breach of "inte…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Hungary not to open borders at EU's request, says PM. yenisafak.com "For now, we cannot support the EU's request because that would be against the health interests of the Hungarian people," Victor Orban said.Hungary, which joined the EU in 2004, opened its borders to Serbian citizens early June.This week the 27-member bloc added 14 states to the list of non-EU countries whose citizens can resume travel to the EU from July 1.The countries are Serbia, Montenegro, Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. China is also on the register, but only on the condition of reciprocal action by the Chinese authorities…

The Canary (2020-07-02). PM's father Stanley Johnson's visit to Greece angers MPs. thecanary.co Boris Johnson's father Stanley has been criticised by MPs after flying to Greece despite government advice urging against non-essential international travel. | The 79-year-old arrived in Athens on Wednesday 1 July to visit his mountain villa. He shared a video of his plane landing in the capital on social media platform Instagram. | He also posted a picture of himself wearing a face mask, which appeared to be taken in an airport. Johnson flew to Athens via Bulgaria, the Daily Mail said, because the Greek government has banned direct flights from the UK until mid-July.

Barry Healy (2020-07-02). How the USA stole 14,000 Cuban children. greenleft.org.au By Deborah Shnookal | University of Florida Press, 2020, 313 pp., $85 | Since the successful Cuban Revolution in January 1959 successive US governments have waged both overt and covert war against Cuba. The most violent of these was the Bay of Pigs fiasco in April 1961. | But around the same time, the US decid…

cynthia papermaster (2020-07-02). Saturday 7/4: 4th of July: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Community & Life!" indybay.org 1: 00 – SF City Hall | 1: 30 – 762 Fulton, Black Lives Matter street mural | 2: 00 – Divisadero & Broadway, Nancy Pelosi's House | 3: 00 – Bayview Hunters Point, 11 Innes Court, Lennar office…

_____ (2020-07-02). New Democratic Climate Action Plan Is Woefully Inadequate. popularresistance.org "This is not an emergency response." | That is how Laura Berry, director of research and policy at the Climate Mobilization (TCM), responded to reporting on a congressional "action plan" for the planetary emergency from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which the panel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled Tuesday. | The climate roadmap features hundreds of policy proposals under 12 key pillars. Specifically, the 538-page plan calls for selling only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035, net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector by 2040, and net-zero U.S. emissions economy-wid…

Ryan Grim (2020-07-02). J Street Facing New Pressure to Back Conditioning Aid to Israel. zcomm.org More than 1,000 former and current members of J Street U are calling on the group's leadership to get behind a legislative effort to condition funding of the state of Israel if it goes forward with illegally annexing Palestinian territory…

Ross Barkan (2020-07-02). How Did Police Unions Get So Powerful? thenation.com How Did Police Unions Get So Powerful?

Mary Kate Bacalao (2020-07-02). We Take Homelessness for Granted. The Pandemic Should Change That. thenation.com We Take Homelessness for Granted. The Pandemic Should Change That.

Dustin Illingworth (2020-07-02). Jon Fosse's Existential Doppelgà§ngers. thenation.com Jon Fosse's Existential Doppelgà§ngers…

Gregg Gonsalves (2020-07-02). 'We Are Not Even Beginning to Be Over This Pandemic'. thenation.com 'We Are Not Even Beginning to Be Over This Pandemic'

Ernest Owens (2020-07-02). Black Visibility Matters—and Not Just During Trauma. thenation.com Black Visibility Matters—and Not Just During Trauma…

Eric Zuesse (2020-07-02). Germany-US Relations in Crisis: Former German Chancellor Says U.S.-EU Alliance Could Now End. globalresearch.ca A German equivalent to UK's Financial Times and America's Wall Street Journal is the Dusseldorf Handelsblatt or "Commerce Sheet," which headlined on June 30th, They reported: | Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schrà∂der has …

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Turkish resort city ready for safe tourism season. yenisafak.com Turkey's Mediterranean resort city of Antalya is fully set up to ensure safe tourism and a virus-free environment, according to Ukraine's envoy to Turkey."We see that visits from Ukraine started well. There are serious preparations for safe tourism in Antalya, we had the chance to see them ourselves by visiting like a tourist," Ambassador Andrii Sybiha said during a meeting with Ersin Yazici, Antalya's governor.Sybiha said Antalya is a very beautiful city and is not only the capital of Turkish tourism but also agriculture.Telling how flights from Ukraine to Antalya started on Wednesday, he called on more Ukrainia…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Erdogan arrives in Doha for official visit. yenisafak.com urkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Thursday afternoon in the Qatari capital, Doha on a day-long official visit.Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Muhammad Al-Attiyah and other officials received the Turkish president at the airport.Erdogan is scheduled to meet with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to discuss "mutual relations between the two friendly and brotherly countries."Erdogan is flanked by Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.He is also accompanied by Turkey's Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and intel…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Over 2,100 more virus cases reported in Southeast Asia. yenisafak.com The number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asian countries increased to 155,291 on Thursday, including 4,475 fatalities and 88,697 recoveries.A total of 2,120 new cases, 57 deaths, and 1,885 recoveries were recorded over the past 24 hours in member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.Indonesia, the worst-hit in the region, reported 1,624 new infections, its highest daily figure since the first cases on March 2, bringing the total to 59,394.The country's death toll climbed to 2,987 with 53 more fatalities, while recoveries increased by 1,072 to reach 26,667.Restrictions in the capital Jakarta ha…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). 3-year-old Kashmiri boy caught in political web of words. yenisafak.com Disturbing images of a toddler sitting on the chest of his slain grandfather in the Indian-administered Kashmir have stirred a debate, with former government officials, journalists and analysts saying the child has been made a "propaganda tool."Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of the region, said that everything becomes a "propaganda tool" in the bloody violence in Kashmir."A three year old toddler has to have his misery broadcast to the whole world to drive home the "we good they bad" message. We would have got the point without his misery being filmed shared so please don't," Abdullah wrote on Twitter.Amnes…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Trump says jobs report proves US economy 'roaring back'. yenisafak.com U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday at a press briefing celebrated a government report showing the country gained 4.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1% last month, when states began allowing businesses to reopen from strict shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic."Today's announcement proves that our economy is roaring back," Trump said, rattling off different sectors that saw job gains according to the monthly report. "These are historic numbers."

yenisafak (2020-07-02). More Pak-Afghan border points to reopen to boost trade. yenisafak.com Pakistan on Thursday announced it will reopen two more border crossings with Afghanistan to boost trade between the neighbors.Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan's special representative for Afghanistan, said the crossings are likely to be reopened before mid-July."Pakistan will open Angor Adda and Kharlachi border crossings for trade with Afghanistan. After necessary arrangements by both sides, the two crossings are likely to become operational on 12 July," he tweeted.Last month Islamabad reopened the Torkham, Chaman, and Ghulam Khan border crossings, after they were closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic."In the…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Turkish firms to produce unmanned mini-tank. yenisafak.com Turkish defense firms Aselsan and Katmerciler have signed an agreement to produce an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), according to a press release issued on Thursday.Under the deal, worth nearly $671,000, Katmerciler will start delivering the UGV, also known as a "mini-tank," in 2021, the firm said in the statement. The vehicle and all of its parts, including the remote-control system, were developed by Katmerciler, it said.The mini-tank can be fitted with several types of equipment, such as observation, targeting, and weapons systems, Katmerciler said.The UGV can operate in difficult climatic and road conditions,…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Germany tells Turkey travel warning will be regularly reviewed. yenisafak.com Germany will keep reviewing travel advice for Turkey, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told his Turkish counterpart on Thursday, saying any decisions were coordinated with the EU and based on reliable data on infections and the health situation.Turkey is disappointed that the EU has excluded it, along with the United States and others, from a list of countries recommended for non-essential travel and has called on it to correct its "mistake".Speaking to reporters after talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Berlin, Maas said reviews of the situation took place every two weeks."Further steps will follo…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). US economy gains 4.8M jobs; unemployment falls to 11.1%. yenisafak.com The unemployment rate in the US dropped to 11.1% in June as the economy gained 4.8 million jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.Data released a day early because of the July 4 holiday reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that was curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic, which pushed job losses to Great Depression-era levels.The unemployment rate declined 2.2 points from 13.3% in May and the number of jobless Americans fell by 3.2 million to 17.8 million.Employment in leisure and hospitality rose sharply and notable job gains also occurred in retail, education…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Italy should compensate India in marine shooting dispute: arbitration court. yenisafak.com The court said it was up to India and Italy to decide the amount of compensation warranted in the so-called Enrica Lexie case, which has soured relations between the two countries in recent years.The marines, part of a military team on anti-pirate duty protecting the Italian oil tanker Enrica Lexie in 2012, say they mistook Indian fishermen for pirates and fired warning shots which accidentally killed the two fishermen.

yenisafak (2020-07-02). India marks $5.2B for indigenous military projects. yenisafak.com India on Thursday earmarked 389 billion Indian rupees ($5.2 billion) for the design and development of indigenous military equipment, according to a statement by the Ministry of Defense. Following a meeting of the country's defense acquisition council, the Ministry of Defense announced that the approved proposals included acquisitions worth 311.3 billion rupees ($4.1 billion) from domestic defense industry firms.The country also green lighted the purchase of additional fighter jets from Russia, including the procurement of 21 Mikoyan MIG-29 along with upgrading of 59 existing aircraft, costing 74.18 billion rupee…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Three tons of manure used for explosives seized in Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces in an operation against the PKK/KCK terrorist organization in eastern Van province seized 3 tons of manure used for making explosives, the governor's office announced Thursday in a written statement.The provincial gendarmerie command continues efforts to unveil activities of the terrorist organization in the region, said the statement.The operation was conducted based on a tip about a large amount of artificial fertilizer buried in the ground in the rural area of Baskale district to be used in the preparation of handmade explosives in attacks against the military facilities, public institu…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Turkey's chemical exports up 10.2% in June. yenisafak.com Turkey's chemical sector exports rose by 10.2% year-on-year in June, a local association said Thursday.The Istanbul Chemical and Chemical Products Exporters' Association (IKMIB) said the exports reached $1.42 billion in June.This figure totaled to $8.64 billion in the first half of the year.In June, the sector's main export destinations were Iraq, the Netherlands and Germany.Turkey's overall exports were $13.5 billion in June, up 15.8% on a yearly basis, the Turkish trade minister announced earlier on Thursday.

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Turkey demands apology from France. yenisafak.com Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday demanded an apology from France for misleading NATO and EU about recent tensions in the Mediterranean."France did not tell the truth to both NATO and EU. The claim that our ships locked is not true. We proved that and gave the documents to NATO. And NATO saw the reality," said Mevlut Cavusoglu in a joint news conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas."Our expectation from France is to apologize to us for not providing the true information," he added. France last week claimed that Turkey harassed one of its vessels taking part in a NATO mission in the Mediterranean. Tu…

yenisafak (2020-07-02). Germany planning 42.5 bln eur in tax relief to 2024. yenisafak.com Germany is planning tax cuts totalling 42.5 billion euros over the period to 2024, with 7 billion euros of cuts planned in 2021 alone, Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Thursday, adding that the cabinet would agree the measures at the end of July.According to the newspaper, these latest measures to stimulate the recovery of Europe's largest economy will include an increase in individuals' tax-free income allowance as well as increases to the income thresholds at which higher income tax rates kick in.Families will also receive extra money for each child they have, the paper reported.

_____ (2020-07-02). Bolivia: Añez Wants To Jail The Favored Candidate In The Coming Elections. popularresistance.org Bolivia's de facto president, Jeanine Añez, is losing more and more of her mask obscuring democracy that, with the complicity of the United States and the European Union, she had to put on to justify the violent overthrow of Evo Morales in November of last year. | Now, in a fragrant demonstration that in Bolivia there are no constitutional guarantees and that persecution is the rule of order, a coup is being prepared against the presidential candidate of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS), Luis Arce Catacora. | In a confirmation of the validity of the lawfare method (judicial war) against popular leaders, the le…

_____ (2020-07-02). The Fed Is Bailing Out Polluters While Cities Struggle. popularresistance.org Ever since bailout talk began this spring, climate campaigners have worried funds would be funneled to Big Oil and other polluting giants. Now it seems that fear was more than justified. While economic recovery money is being disbursed through multiple channels, including the Main Street Lending Program and various tax breaks, on Sunday the Federal Reserve released the list of bonds it has purchased so far through its BlackRock-managed Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility, in its attempt to prop up the investment-grade corporate bond market. | The Fed's disclosures show the institution is making it easier f…

_____ (2020-07-02). Testing Is Not Causing Case Counts To Rise. popularresistance.org President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have repeatedly attributed the increase in the coronavirus case count in the United States to an increase in testing. | "We're doing so much testing, so much more than any other country," Trump said in an interview with CBN News on Monday. "And to be honest with you, when you do more testing, you find more cases. And then they report our cases are through the roof." | "I would just encourage you all, as we talk about these things, to make sure and continue to explain to your citizens the magnitude of increase in testing," Pence said on a call with the nation's…

George Ochenski (2020-07-02). Trump's Contagion Road Show Heads West. counterpunch.org It's like a Stephen King horror novel where a nation is swept by a deadly and uncontrollable disease, sickening millions and killing over 100,000 citizens. Ignoring the advice of top infectious disease specialists who say, "Don't go to large-scale gatherings," a crazed president insists on holding rallies for the sole purpose of boosting his rapidly

Fight Back (2020-07-02). SDS challenges University Senate vote for unrepresentative Campus Safety Committee. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A proposal to amend faculty senate bylaws and create a new Campus Safety Committee failed to garner enough votes to pass during a June 29 University Senate meeting, open only to voting members. The proposed committee would "advise and consult with the President, the responsible senior administrators, and the Vice President for University Services on policies and major decisions relating to campus and public safety at the University," and would be made up of faculty, academic professional members, students, civil service members, and ex officio representatives. | Critics of the proposal from Stud…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). Intl. Motorcycling, Automobile Academy inaugurated. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — The First International Academy of Iranian Motorcycling and Automobile Federation was inaugurated on Thu.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). India welcomes setting up FTZ in Chabahar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) — Indian government welcomed setting up a Free Trade Zone [FTZ] in Iran's Chabahar Port.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). Iran agrees to compensate downed plane victims' families. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) —Sweden's foreign minister says Tehran has agreed to compensate the families of the foreign victims of the shot down plane.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). Iran to overcome sanctions relying on its capabilities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Adviser for International Affairs said that Islamic Republic of Iran will overcome sanctions relying upon its capabilities and potentials.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). FM Zarif hopes for developing ties with Belarus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his hope for developing bilateral ties between Iran and Belarus.

Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab (2020-07-02). Sunday 7/19: Stranded: A Window into the Health of Marine Mammal Populations. indybay.org Online…

CSPTS (2020-07-02). Sunday 7/5: Commemorate Bloody Thursday At SSA-STOP Racist Attacks On Docks & Fisher Racist Privatiza. indybay.org SSA | 1717 Middle Harbor Rd, Oakland, CA 94607…

Simon Ortiz (2020-07-02). Acoma Pueblo Simon Ortiz: Trump's Self-Celebration Reflected in Mount Rushmore Imperialism. indybay.org Acoma Pueblo poet, professor and author Simon Ortiz reflects on the egotism and arrogance of Trump and his self-celebration, as Trump plans to inject himself into the Black Hills during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted By Lynda Carson (2020-07-02). July 1st March In Piedmont To Demand Multi-Millionaire Stop Profiteering. indybay.org Hundreds of Low-Income East Bay Residents To March to Piedmont Home of Multi-Millionaire to Demand He Stop Profiteering at the Expense of Black and Brown Communities and Instead Help Finance a Just Recovery for All!

Lynda Carson (2020-07-02). Oakland's Jack London Square is named after a racist dog. indybay.org A 1996 Monument Of Jack London At Jack London Square:…

KQED (2020-07-02). Tuesday 7/7: It's Not Working! The Erosion of Labor Rights in America (webinar). indybay.org Livestream: www.youtube.com/KQED

Rebecca Maskos (2020-07-02). Go die! -Corona crisis shows that social Darwinist ideas are taken up by left wing politic. indybay.org Rebecca Maskos and Stephan Weigand, two leftists from Germany, wrote a text to tackle the German left's socialdarwinist and ableist stances in the face of the Corona crisis. The text focuses only on current excesses of socialdarwinism of the German left, but maybe some of it may apply to other countries as well. | We think that it's really bothering how people who otherwise are the first ones to fight every "-ism" can't understand how much ableism towards disabled and ld people they spread in their criticism of the government's epidemiological interventions to flatten the curve. (This criticism was pretty widespr…

Santa Cruz for Abolition (2020-07-02). Saturday 7/4: Fuck the Fourth, Love Your Friends. indybay.org Clocktower, Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Santa Cruz…

Workers Solidarity Action Network (2020-07-02). Thursday 7/2: Rally At Alameda County Health Department-No Protection For Workers At Tesla & In Alameda. indybay.org Alameda Department of Public Health | 1000 Broadway, Oakland…

Russell Lee (2020-07-02). Sunday 7/5: March for Black Lives: Reclaim South San Francisco. indybay.org In front of the South San Francisco Municipal Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080…

The Climate Reality Project (2020-07-02). Tuesday 7/7: Environmental Racism: People of Color & Indigenous on Front Lines of Climate Change. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

ICE Out of Marin (2020-07-02). Friday 7/3: ICE Out of Marin Plans Large Demonstration at County Jail. indybay.org Marin County Jail…

Refuse Fascism (2020-07-02). Saturday 7/4: The Nightmare Must End: Trump Pence Out Now! indybay.org Meet at 24th and Mission St. San Francisco…

_____ (2020-07-02). How 'News'-Media Lie and Get Away With It. strategic-culture.org Eric ZUESSE | Lots of U.S. invasions are based on blatant lies by the U.S. Government and its stenographic 'free press' (which is just as controlled by On 26 May 2004, the New York Times published an editorial headlined

Global Research News (2020-07-02). Selected Articles: Trump's Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-01). Why The US Empire Works So Hard To Control The International Narrative About Russia. thealtworld.com On a December 2010 episode of Fox News' Freedom Watch, John Bolton and the show's host Andrew Napolitano were "Now I want to make the case for secrecy in government when it comes to the conduct of national security affairs, and possibly for deception where that's appropriate,"

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…

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-07-01). Seattle's "Summer of Love" Spoiled by Murder, Robberies, Assaults. thealtworld.com Jenny Durken, the dumbshit mayor of Seattle, has decided that CHAZ/CHOP is not a "summer of love" "block party" after all. "Four shootings—two fatal — robberies, assaults, violence and countless property crimes have occurred in this several block area" of CHOP, declared police chief Carmen Best, who closed down the lawlessness permitted by mayor Jenny Durken. | Indeed, it is the mayor herself who bears the responsibility for the "four shootings—two fatal[mdas…

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). 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). 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.

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, …

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). '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."

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…

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.

Michele Goodwin (2020-07-01). The Racist History of Abortion and Midwifery Bans. aclu.org In 1851, Sojourner Truth delivered a speech best known as"Ain't I A Woman?" to a crowded audience at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio. At the time, slavery remained in full force, a vibrant enterprise that fueled the American economy. Various laws protected that system, including the Fugitive Slave Act, which resulted in the abduction of "free" Black children, women, and men as well as those who had miraculously escaped to northern cities like Boston or Philadelphia. Bounty hunters then sold their prey to Southern plantation owners. The law denied basic protections for Black people caught in the greed-fi…

yenisafak (2020-07-01). Trump 'fully briefed' on Russia bounty report. yenisafak.com 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."

RT (2020-07-01). Pentagon chief says 'no corroborating evidence' so far to back Russia bounty story. rt.com 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…

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.

RT (2020-07-01). Career CIA officer made 'the right call' by not briefing 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 the deaths of US troops in Afghanistan, National Security Advisor 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, citing anonymous intelligence sources, claiming that Trump was brief…

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…

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). 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). 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…

_____ (2020-07-01). Russia Bounty-Hunter Story Another Pulp Fiction Release. strategic-culture.org The main peddlers of the alleged Russian-sponsored bounty-hunter scheme in Afghanistan against U.S. troops are the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN. All three have excelled in publishing a series of pulp fiction-style stories over the past four years to discredit President Trump and demonize Russia. | From Russian meddling in elections to Putin having blackmail on "agent Trump" thanks to hookers in a Moscow hotel. And much more besides. | That dubious record of propaganda-as-journalism serves as foghorn alert about the latest yarn without even delving into the details. | The story "broke" on Friday with th…

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.

news.un (2020-07-01). 'Long, hard road ahead' for countries taking piecemeal approach to COVID. news.un.org The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that some nations battling the COVID-19 pandemic who have been taking a "fragmented approach" to suppressing the deadly virus, "face a long, hard road ahead."

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.

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.

2020-07-02: Social Media Postees

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Nigeria third worst COVID-19-affected African country
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-03
According to official data, Nigeria has 6.3% of the COVID-19 cases on the African continent, while South Africa accounts for around 37%. However, Nigeria has conducted only 0.67 tests per 1,000 people, when the figure in South Africa stands at 27.48 tests every 1,000 people…
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New York City's police budget cut falls short
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-03
In New York City, protests have continued almost daily, one month after the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. Similar to cities across the country, protesters and movements have raised the demand that the city administration cut all funding for the police department, or defund the police. On June 30, the city council passed the budget for the 2021 fiscal year and despite sustained protests and a one week protest occupation outside city hall, councillors resolved to only cut 1 billion from the New York Police Department (NYPD) budget. | The budget cuts, even though significant, still leaves…
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Communist youth in Austria resist fascist mobilizations
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-03
On July 1, Wednesday, the Communist Youth of Austria (KJO) brought out a statement calling for resistance against the rising fascist and racist manifestations in Vienna and other Austrian cities. The statement by the Vienna committee of the KJO was made in the backdrop of an attack by right-wing Turkish nationalists against a Kurdish gathering in Vienna on June 24, and the clashes that followed it. Last week's events have also led to some diplomatic hostility between Austria and Turkey. | According to reports, a group called Grey Wolves comprising right-wing sections within the Turkish diaspora in Vienna was resp…
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A Statue of Hatuey
Don Fitz | mronline.org | 2020-07-03
As monuments to Columbus and confederate heroes topple and Democrats ponder which militarist they wish to glorify in their replacements, it is critical to realize that statues which go up are at least as important as the ones that come down. Perhaps the best nominee for a new statue is Hatuey, who led the first guerrilla …
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Tokyo olympics and Fukushima 'revival'
Lau Kin Chi | mronline.org | 2020-07-03
At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics a young man born on the day of Hiroshima nuclear bombing was selected to be the last torch bearer on the relay, to signify that Japan had stood up from nuclear ruin. In an attempt to replicate the 1964 Olympic theme, the Abe government has constructed the idea of a …
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The Kafkaesque Imperium: Julian Assange and the Second Superseding Indictment
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
The Kafkaesque Imperium has taken yet another absurd step towards mean absurdity with another superseding indictment against Julian Assange. This move by the US Department of Justice seems to have surprised those involved in his extradition proceedings. Mark Summers QC, one of the members of the Assange legal team, did not conceal his astonishment at…
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COVID Masks: The Latest Faux Conservative Outrage
Thom Hartmann | zcomm.org | 2020-07-02
They don't care about you; they just want the economy opened back up to make money…
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America's Two Right-Wing Parties Keep Accusing Each Other Of Being Far-Left
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-02
has a new Spanish-language ad out claiming that President Trump is cut from the same cloth as leftist leaders Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Nicolas Maduro. This is not the first time the Biden campaign has done this, with the same comparison made to Spanish-speaking voters in Florida ads last month. | The hashtag #ComradeTrump is trending on Twitter as of this writing because a
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Israeli Settlers Steal Water, Raze Palestinian-owned Lands near Nablus
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-02
Illegal Israeli settlers, Wednesday, levelled large stretch of Palestinian-owned land, in the northern West Bank districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, local sources said. Palestinian official who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal Israeli colonists, accompanied by a bulldozer, proceeded to …
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Palestinians Protest Israel's Annexation Plans in Gaza, Ramallah
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-02
Thousands of Palestinians participated in a large rally in Gaza, on Wednesday, expressing their rejection of the occupation states annexation plans, Quds News Network reported. Political leaders and civilians attended the demonstration, raising Palestinian flags and reciting slogans against the expropriation of the Palestinian Jordan Valley, and other parts of …
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Trump's Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at West Point, "We are ending the era of endless wars." That is what Trump has promised since 2016, but the "endless" wars have not ended. Trump has dropped | …
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Lee Camp: How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the 'Threat' of Peace in Afghanistan
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-02
This is not a column defending Donald Trump. | Across my career, I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have been shown to read more.) | No, this is a column about context. When The New York Times reports anonymous sources from the intelligence community say Russia paid Taliban fighters to kill American soldiers, context is very important. | Some of that context is that Mike Pompeo said, "I was the CIA director — We lied, we cheated, we sto…
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"Russia is Paying the Taliban": Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex
Alan MacLeod | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
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. | *** | Based on anonymous intelligence …
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Russia Did It Again — Chasing the Bounty Hunters
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
Russia did it again. This time Moscow is accused of "paying to kill Americans". How criminal! | Such things only Americans would do — Washington, the Pentagon, CIA…. Because killing and have killed is in their mindset and bloodstream. That's what …
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Touting Dubious Remdesivir Over Promising Hydroxychloroquine for Treating COVID-19
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
An analysis published by Emory (Law) Corporate Governance and Accountability Review is appropriately titled: | "Thick as Thieves? Big Pharma Wields its Power with the Help of Government Regulation." | Big Pharma controls the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). | Its primary …
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As COVID-19 cases surge, Texas GM workers demand closure of factory
wsws.org | 2020-07-02
Just days after Fiat Chrysler workers in Detroit halted production, GM workers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area are demanding the closure of Arlington Assembly.
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Cuban Spies Disguised as Doctors
Roger Stoll | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-02
The European Union now excludes travelers from the COVID-ridden U.S., but welcomes those from the virtually COVID-free Cuba. Cuba, the country that sends doctors and infectious disease specialists around the world to fight the pandemic, the country the U.S. has held in contempt for 60 years, villified with every epithet and sanctioned and embargoed and …
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Project Censored's 2020 Summer Reading List
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-07-02
From COVID-19 to unprecedented unemployment levels and nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, the Summer of 2020 is like none other in recent history. In the midst of…
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Autoworkers at FCA Trenton Engine call for rank-and-file safety committees to fight COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-07-02
Autoworkers at the FCA Trenton Engine Plant south of Detroit called on their co-workers to build rank-and-file safety committees to fight the spread of COVID-19 in factories and save lives.
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It's Not Just Meat: All Farm and Food Workers Are in Peril
Stan Cox | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
COVID-19 outbreaks are now reaching far beyond the meatpacking industry. Migrant farmworkers in fruit orchards and vegetable fields, long the targets of intense exploitation, are seeing their health put in even greater jeopardy as they're pushed to feed an increasingly voracious supply chain in pandemic-time.
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US adds 50,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day spike, reopening reversed in several States
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-02
The fresh surge in the daily reported cases in the US has pushed several State administrations to reconsider plans to reopen their economies…
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No further extension to furlough scheme, says Johnson
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-02
Boris Johnson has said there will be no further extension to the government's furlough scheme. His comments come despite a fresh wave of job losses across the country. | Ministers are facing calls to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), following the announcement this week of thousands of lay-offs in the retail and aviation sectors. CJRS has protected more than 9 million jobs during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | But in an interview with the Evening Standard, Johnson insisted it was not "healthy" for either the economy or the employees concerned to extend the scheme: We've spent £120 b…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/02/no-furth…

Biden Compared Indicted War Criminal to "George Washington"
Jeremy Kuzmarov | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
In 2010, current Democratic Party presidential hopeful Joe Biden Jr. referred to Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader Hashim Thaci as the "George Washington of Kosovo." On June 24th, it was reported that Thaci had to cancel a trip to Washington because of his indictment by the Hague for war crimes and crimes against humanity. These…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/02/biden-compar…

Herd immunity and COVID-19: What you need to know
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-07-02
Curious as to whether herd immunity against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) might slow the spread of the disease? Understand how herd immunity works and what experts are saying about its potential impact on the COVID-19 pandemic. Why is herd immunity important? Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/he…

Mayo Clinic experts to help guide Delta Air Lines COVID-19 safety measures
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-07-02
Industry leaders in health and travel formalize partnership to transform the future of safe flying ROCHESTER, Minn. — Delta Air Lines and Mayo Clinic, a global leader in serious and complex medical care, are deepening their relationship to provide additional safety and COVID-19 infection control measures for customers and employees. The collaboration is another significant …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/de…

We Must Not Let Masters of Capital Define the Post-COVID World
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2020-07-02
Those who have primary responsibility for the multiple crises that imperil us today are hard at work, relentlessly, to ensure that the system they created, and from which they have greatly benefited, will endure…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-must-not-let-ma…

The public sends a strong message to the government over its obsession with outsourcing companies like Serco
John Ranson | thecanary.co | 2020-07-02
Just 15% of the public supports the involvement of private companies like Serco in the coronavirus (Covid-19) test and trace programme. | Poll: | Polling company Survation conducted the research of behalf of We Own It, a group that campaigns for public ownership of public services. On 24 and 25 June, over 2,000 people were asked the question: Contract tracing refers to the identification of people who have recently come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. The contract tracing programme is intended to help us get out of lockdown safely. Which of the following do you thin…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discover…

Israel registers highest daily rise in virus cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Israel on Thursday confirmed 966 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest single-day spike since the virus was first detected on Feb. 21, the country's Health Ministry said.The country reported two more deaths from the virus over the past 24 hours, the ministry said in a statement.Israeli authorities have so far reported 26,452 infections, including 324 deaths and 17,481 recoveries.The number of active cases, which dropped below 2,000 last month, rose to 8,647 after a spike in recent days.Israel lifted most of the COVID-19-related restrictions after the daily number of virus cases dropped below 20 last mon…
yenisafak.com/en/world/israel-registers-…

Crime reports in Seattle 5 TIMES higher amid 'narcotics use & violent crime' in CHOP zone
rt.com | 2020-07-02
Seattle saw a 525-percent spike in crime reports due to violence and turmoil within the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone, according to figures released by the city's mayor as she authorized police to clear the site. | Mayor Jenny Durkan's executive order to oust the protesters from the self-proclaimed six-block cop-free zone states the "narcotics use and violent crime, including rape, robbery, assault, and increased gang activity" since 'CHOP' first appeared in early June. | In less than a month, the self-declared "autonomous zone" has seen two deadly shootings and a serious hike in reported incidents of cr…
rt.com/usa/493612-crime-spike-seattle-ch…

Friday 7/3: Virtual Independence Day Rally: Climate Change & Systemic Racism in America
Fire Drill Fridays, Greenpeace, others | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Online via livestream: www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/30/1883479…

India's 1st plasma bank at service of COVID-19 patients
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
India on Thursday opened the country's first blood plasma bank in the capital Delhi to improve access to blood plasma required in the treatment of novel coronavirus patients."People were facing difficulty in acquiring blood plasma. This plasma bank will thus help in accessing it, but it will only work if people come forward to donate blood plasma," Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said during bank inauguration.People who have recovered from COVID-19 develop antibodies against the disease in their blood, known as convalescent plasma. This can then be transfused into critical patients to boost their immune re…
yenisafak.com/en/world/indias-1st-plasma…

Africa lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism due to pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Africa countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union commissioner for infrastructure and energy said on Thursday.Amani Abou-Zeid told a news conference that due to the prolonged lockdown and border closures to curb the spread of the virus, the air industry will be greatly impacted."Some airlines in the continent will not make it post-COVID-19," she said.
yenisafak.com/en/world/africa-lost-almos…

Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
COVID-19 cases were climbing at Michigan's McLaren Flint hospital. So Roger Liddell, 64, who procured supplies for the hospital, asked for an N95 respirator for his own protection, since his work brought him into the same room as COVID-positive patients. | But the hospital denied his request, said Kelly Indish, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 875. | On March 30, Liddell posted on Facebook that he had worked the previous week in both the critical care unit and the ICU and had contracted the virus. "Pray for me God is still in control," he wrote. He died April 10.
popularresistance.org/workers-filed-more…

COVID-19 CP therapy needed to treat patients
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-02
TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — During the science promotion meeting organized by Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation, prominent figures discussed the convalescent plasma (CP) therapy to treat COVID-19 patients.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160463/COVID-19-CP-…

The Heat: COVID-19 surges in U.S
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-07-02
Coronavirus is surging in the United States with the death toll now over 127,000.
america.cgtn.com/2020/07/02/the-heat-cov…

COVID-19 vaccine technology can be used for future pandemics, says expert
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-02
The researcher developing a potential new coronavirus vaccine said the technology behind it could also be used for future pandemics, in a recent talk.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198953/covid-19-vaccine-technology-used-future-pandemics

Convalescent blood plasma given to COVID-19 patients
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-02
An Imperial researcher discussed a trial giving UK COVID-19 patients blood plasma from people who have recovered from coronavirus, in a recent talk.
imperial.ac.uk/news/198955/convalescent-blood-plasma-given-covid-19-patients

Sunday 7/5: Protest at Gov Newsom's House : No State Execution By Covid-19
No Justice Under Capitalism | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
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…

Gilead Sciences cashes in on COVID-19
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Profit-minded Foster City-based pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences sets a price for its unproven new anti-COVID-19 treatment.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/01/1883479…

Tearing Down the Idols of Colonialism: Why Tunisia, Africa Must Demand French Apology
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-02
The visit by newly-elected Tunisian President Kais Saied to France on June 22 was intended to discuss bilateral relations, trade, etc. But it was also a missed opportunity, where Tunisia could have formally demanded an apology from France for the decades of French colonialism, which has shattered the social and political fabric of this North …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/tearing-down-…

Israel Guilty of Crimes against Humanity, Genocide: 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
Israel is currently in the process of implementing the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands. The issue of "illegality" must be put in context. We are dealing with a broader issue: Crimes against Humanity and Genocide against the People of Palestine. …
globalresearch.ca/kuala-lumpur-tribunal-…

Protests erupt across Palestine against Israeli annexation plan
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-02
Protesters gathered in major West Bank cities of Ramallah, Jericho and Bethlehem, as well as in Gaza city in Gaza, to put forth a united Palestinian front against Israel's illegal, unilateral actions…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/02/protests-…

Israel Guilty of Crimes against Humanity, Genocide against the People of Palestine
Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
Israel is currently in the process of implementing the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands. The issue of "illegality" must be put in context. We are dealing with a broader issue: Crimes against Humanity and Genocide against the People of Palestine. …
globalresearch.ca/kuala-lumpur-tribunal-…

We are in Palestine, Habibi, and Palestine is Heaven
Vijay Prashad | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-02
Sliman Mansour (Palestine), Revolution Was the Beginning, 2016. Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. It is impossible to be calm about the fate of the Palestinian people. Since 1948, they have been denied their country and denied their right to exist. One United Nations resolution upon another has said that …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/we-are-in-pal…

Israeli annexation of West Bank: More stolen land as time runs out for occupation
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-02
The Israeli apartheid regime is poised to commit a new crime against Palestine: the annexation of up to 30% of the West Bank. As things stand Israel effectively controls Palestine, with the heroic people of Gaza confined to an open prison and the hapless Palestinian Authority serving as accomplices to the occupation. | The significance of the annexation is twofold. First, it codifies the theft of Palestinian land. It is a statement to one and all, "We are stealing this, and it is ours forever." Second, it is the declaration of the end of a solution that was never really a solution at all, the so-called 'two state…
fightbacknews.org/2020/7/2/israeli-annex…

Israeli annexation of West Bank: More stolen land as time runs out for occupation
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-02
The Israeli apartheid regime is poised to commit a new crime against Palestine: the annexation of up to 30% of the West Bank. As things stand Israel effectively controls Palestine, with the heroic people of Gaza confined to an open prison and the hapless Palestinian Authority serving as accomplices to the occupation. | The significance of the annexation is twofold. First, it codifies the theft of Palestinian land. It is a statement to one and all, "We are stealing this, and it is ours forever." Second, it is the declaration of the end of a solution that was never really a solution at all, the so-called 'two state…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/2/israeli-a…

What Price Will Israel Pay For Annexing The Last Of Palestine?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
The systematic and collective appropriation of Palestinian land by the State of Israel is not an accident of British colonial history. Palestinians are not the Chagos Islanders of the Eastern Mediterranean, a people considered by the UK government to be too weak and scattered to bother about. | The dispossession of Palestinian land was a product of British foreign policy. Lord Balfour may not have intended a Jewish state when he issued his declaration in 1917 recognising the rights of Jews to set up a "homeland", a deliberately ambiguous phrase. At that point, two percent of Palestine was owned by Jews. | In an e…
popularresistance.org/what-price-will-is…

History Provides Clues Into Israel's West Bank Annexation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
Palestine has been annexed, occupied, stolen, and Palestinians have been dispossessed, exiled, caged, detained, subjected to an apartheid regime, and killed by the state of Israel for over seven decades. Every few years the world wakes up to protest some aspect of Israeli apartheid, occupation, or a massacre, and then it returns safely to its deep slumber. | Every so often, Israel manages to awaken the angst of the European Union and other international organizations with some announcement or another, a murderous attack on Palestinians, a declaration of annexation or "sovereignty," and then, as if under the influ…
popularresistance.org/history-provides-c…

UK Court Denies Venezuela $1bn in Gold Needed to Fight Virus
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-07-02
Caracas vowed to appeal the "outrageous" decision recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's head of state.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14929

UK 'Recognized' Juan Guiado as Venezuela President, Rules High Court in Gold Dispute
Al Arabiya | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
Britain has "recognized" Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's president, the UK High Court has ruled, in case over who controls the country's gold reserves stored in London. | High court judge Nigel Teare handed down a Judgment ruling …
globalresearch.ca/uk-recognized-juan-gui…

The Fourth Estate Has Murdered America. The NYT "Made Up The Story"?
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
The "news service" of multi-billionaire Bloomberg echoes the New York Times lie that Russia paid the Taliban to kill US occupying troops: | "Lawmakers from both U.S. political parties demanded President Donald Trump hold Russia accountable over allegations it offered cash …
globalresearch.ca/fourth-estate-murdered…

US Media Used To Stop The 'Threat' Of Peace
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
This is not a column defending Donald Trump. | Across my career I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have been shown to read more.) | No, this is a column about context. When The New York Times reports anonymous sources from the intelligence community say Russia paid Taliban fighters to kill American soldiers, context is very important. | Some of that context is that Mike Pompeo said, "I was the CIA director — We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses." So we know for certain that U.S. intelligence ag…
popularresistance.org/media-used-to-stop…

Anti-Russia War Fever Spreads On Capitol Hill
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
Groups of congressional Republicans and Democrats have visited the White House over the past two days for briefings on allegations that the Russian military intelligence agency GRU offered bounties to Taliban fighters who killed American soldiers in Afghanistan. | They have emerged bristling with demands for retaliation, with one Republican senator declaring, "I want to hear their plan for Taliban and GRU agents in body bags"–in other words, for military action by the United States against Russia, possessor of the world's second largest stockpile of nuclear weapons. | The "Russian bounties" campaign is a fa…
popularresistance.org/anti-russia-war-fe…

Venezuela denounces 'absurd decision' of UK to retain its gold reserves
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-02
A British high court ruled on July 2 that because the UK recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president, it does not have to give the government of Nicolás Maduro access to the reserves…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/02/venezuela…

Saturday 7/4: The Place of the Two American Revolutions in the Past, Present and Future
World Socialist Web Site | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
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…

Historic Constitutional Changes in Russia
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
In January during an address to Russian lawmakers, Vladimir Putin proposed long overdue changes to the country's out-of-date Constitution. | They include what Sputnik International called "a heavy focus on social and organizational/governance issues" — notably guaranteeing a living wage and …
globalresearch.ca/historic-constitutiona…

Wednesday 7/1: The Fight for Reproductive Rights: A Supreme Court Briefing
DJCFPD | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Online via Zoom & livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/30/1883478…

Barbara Ransby on the Biden Problem: Social Movements Must Defeat Trump & Also Hold Dems Accountable
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-02
Amid a mass uprising against racism and state violence, social movements are not just fighting hostility and backlash from President Trump, but also dealing with a "Biden problem," according to historian, author and activist Barbara Ransby. "I think it's fair to say that Joe Biden is not our dream candidate, by any means," she says. "We should be critical of Joe Biden. We should be ready to hold Joe Biden accountable come January. But we should be clear about the need to defeat Trump in November."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/2/barbara_ra…

Did the Army Ignore a Soldier's Murder? Questions Mount over Vanessa Guillén Disappearance
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-02
The U.S. Army says it has a suspect in custody in connection with the disappearance of Vanessa Guillén, a missing 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier whose family says her remains were likely found in a shallow grave near the Texas Army base. A second suspect in the case — a soldier who the Guillén family lawyer named as Aaron Robinson — killed himself in Killeen, Texas, as officers approached. The news comes after months of anguish for Vanessa Guillén's family, who say she was sexually harassed by a higher-up prior to her disappearance and that the military was slow to investigate when she went missing. We…
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/2/vanessa_gu…

The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A KKK Sympathizer Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-02
As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. "This place is very, very sacred to our people," says Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of the NDN Collective. "Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/2/nick_tilse…

The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A Friend of the KKK Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-02
As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. "This place is very, very sacred to our people," says Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of the NDN Collective. "Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/2/nick_tilse…

Video: Internal Tensions Do Not Stop Militants from Provocations in Southern Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
Late on June 30, fighting resumed near the villages of Kansafrah, Al-Ruwayha and Bayanin in southern Idlib between the Syrian Army and Turkish-backed militants. Intense artillery shelling also targeted positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham across the Jabal Al-Zawiyah area. Pro-militant …
globalresearch.ca/video-internal-tension…

Some Conspiracy Theories Are for Real
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-02
What is the best way to debunk a conspiracy theory? Call it a conspiracy theory, a label which in and of itself implies disbelief. | What is the best way to debunk a conspiracy theory? Call it a conspiracy theory, a label which in and of itself implies disbelief. The only problem with that is there have been many actual conspiracies both historically and currently and many of them are not in the least theoretical in nature. Conspiracies of several kinds brought about American participation in both world wars. And however one feels about President Donald Trump, it must be conceded that he has been the victim of a…
thealtworld.com/philip_giraldi/some-cons…

Tear Gas and Clubs in Lafayette Square Were Just the Beginning
Dave Lindorff | thenation.com | 2020-07-02
Tear Gas and Clubs in Lafayette Square Were Just the Beginning…
thenation.com/article/activism/occupy-bl…

Saharawi activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir, "I left the small prison just to enter the big one"
Equipe Media | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-02
After six month imprisonment for a politically-motivated charge, Saharawi Human rights activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir enjoys only partial freedom…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/02/saharawi-…

Saharawi activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir, "I left the small prison just to enter the big one"
Equipe Media | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-02
After six months in jail on a politically-motivated charge, Saharawi Human rights activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir has been released but enjoys only partial freedom…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/02/saharawi-…

NYC activists reclaim spirit of Stonewall: Black, queer resistance
Ray Emerson | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-02
Fifty-one years since the original Stonewall Rebellion, it is clear the racist system of capitalism cannot bring about liberation for any oppressed people.
liberationnews.org/nyc-activists-reclaim…

Convocatoria Jornadas Ecofeministas antiextractivistas
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Convocatoria 4 y 5 de julio | JORNADAS ECOFEMINISTAS ANTIEXTRACTIVISTAS POR EL BUEN VIVIR…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/30/1883478…

Progressive Pulses Among the Ruins of Riot
John O'Kane | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
The violence that erupted from the mostly-peaceful demonstrations around the killing of George Floyd has subsided, though many businesses in Long Beach are now boarded up. In addition to the property damage itself–in many instances not covered by insurance because deemed "domestic terrorism"–these protective measures have a chilling effect on efforts to participate in the…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/02/progressive-…

Oslo is dead
Gershon Baskin | zcomm.org | 2020-07-02
For Israelis, the Palestinian issue of peace has been off the agenda for many years. For Palestinians, the issue of peace has never seemed further away from their daily reality…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/oslo-is-dead/

The storm of protest in the United States
John Bellamy Foster | mronline.org | 2020-07-02
"Neofascism has its source in monopoly-finance capital, at the apex of the system, but depends for its existence on the ability to mobilize, with the help of a fàºhrer-like figure such as Trump, a very considerable part of the overall population."
mronline.org/2020/07/02/the-storm-of-pro…

Minneapolis: No cops or corporations at Pride, escalating fight for justice!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-02
Minneapolis, MN – On June 28, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar held the fourth annual protest at Twin Cities Pride, with over 10,000 in attendance. The organizing came on the heels of the Minneapolis rebellion for Justice for George Floyd. The ad hoc coalition of 100+ groups organized a Pride protest and celebration in a two-week timeframe. This was due to winning their demands of corporations and cops out of Pride. It is a victory that was built on the founding of the organization almost five years ago after the murder of Jamar Clark in 2015. This year's protest demanded: Justice for George Floyd an…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/2/minneapol…

French health workers take to streets seeking higher wages, recruitment
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-02
The call for the mobilization was given by major trade unions, including the General Confederation of Labor (CGT)and health workers collectives like L'Inter-Urgences and Collectif Inter-Hà¥pitaux also joined the protests.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/02/french-he…

A Call for Radical Humanism: The Left Needs to Return to Class Analyses of Power
Julian Vigo | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/02/a-call-for-r…

Saturday 7/11: San Lorenzo Valley: Black Lives Matter Protest
Black Lives Matter SLV | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Meet at San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Hwy 9, Felton…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/01/1883481…

Oakland Police Banned from Using Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Grenades at Protests
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
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…

Protesters Switch Destination at Last Minute, March on Menlo Park Police Station Pt 1
Remembering Black Lives Murdered | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
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…

Wednesday 7/1: #Protest to the Polls: NAACP in Conversation w/ Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin
NAACP | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/06/30/1883478…

Beyond the Toppling of Colonial Monuments, a Rethinking of History and Accountability Is Vital
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-02
When Chile erupted in protests over the neoliberal politics of President Sebastian Pinera and the dictatorship legacy of Augusto Pinochet, the indigenous Mapuche population embarked upon the tearing down of colonial monuments and statues occupying Chilean public spaces. The news was of paramount importance for Chile's reclamation of its historical memory, in particular as during the dictatorship, legal references to the Mapuche were removed. | Elsewhere in the world, the Chilean struggle to preserve the people's historical memory did not res…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/02/be…

The Growing Police Union-White Supremacist Alliance
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-02
Within the U.S. labor movement there exists a far right-wing Trojan Horse that is bent on perpetuating police violence and murder of people of color and resisting all attempts at police reform, including criminal prosecution of police officers who commit wanton acts of murder and other forms of physical violence. The Trojan Horse is the police union "blue line," the corruption of which is coming to light in a number of jurisdiction following the police killing of George Floyd, an African-American, in Minneapolis, an act that set off massive protests around the United States and the world. | At the pinnacle of the…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/02/th…

Community and workers unite against racist coffee shop owner in Pasco, Wa
Matthew Sakamoto | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-02
Racist coffee shop owner resigns under pressure after threatening workers for solidarity.
liberationnews.org/community-and-workers…

Mobilizing people who are "disenfranchised and ignored"
Jamaal Bowman | zcomm.org | 2020-07-02
Interview with Jamaal Bowman on NY Primary Upset, Rent Strikes, Police Brutality & Opposing West Bank Annexation…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/mobilizing-people-…

Arctic Heat Overwhelms Green Infighting Issues
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-02
Arctic temperatures are soaring to new records… and staying there, ever since May of this year. Truth be known, the Arctic's been heating up for years. Siberia recently hit 105 ∞F. That's not normal. It's 30 ∞F hotter than normal. Farther south, the Amazon rainforest is hit with a drought every 5 years like clockwork, not regular …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/arctic-heat-o…

Black, trans, working-class legacy of Pride at Tallahassee's BLM Stonewall March and Rally
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-02
Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee residents assembled at 12: 30 p.m. at Cascades Park, June 28 to launch a march to the capitol. Organizers and volunteers with the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) pre-decorated the capitol steps and breezeway with rainbow flags, banners, signs and hand-painted portraits to honor the Black and brown working-class trans women who led the Stonewall Riots in New York City 51 years ago. Organizers distributed masks, water, snacks, bumper stickers and printed copies of Fight Back! to the 150-plus people in attendance. Attendees spread out across the entire capitol lawn to abide…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/2/black-tra…

Stir Crazy! Episode #62: Fourth of July is Cancelled
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-02
On today's show: Journalist Justine Barron, TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, and political commentator Marcus Ferrell. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have comments/questions/suggestions email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com
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The United States owes Black America reparations
Khury Petersen-Smith | zcomm.org | 2020-07-02
Following centuries of exploitation, theft and discrimination, here is what a reparative economic agenda should entail…
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Workers in Germany express their solidarity with striking Fiat Chrysler workers
wsws.org | 2020-07-02
The strikes at two Detroit Fiat Chrysler plants in Jefferson North and Sterling Heights against intolerable health and safety conditions for production workers have met with a powerful response from workers in Germany.
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Dangerous Game: How the Wreckage of Russiagate Ignited a New Cold War
Kyle Anzalone | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
It's been nearly four years since the myth of Trump-Russia collusion made its debut in American politics, generating an endless stream of stories in the corporate press and hundreds of allegations of conspiracy from pundits and officials. But despite netting …
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Video: Interview with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurse During the Canada Day Rally in Ottawa
LUBA | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
Transcript: July 1, 2020 — Canada Day | Interview with Nurse Luba, Parliament Building Ottawa, On Canada | . | . | . | Excerpts of Interview | Mark: I am here in front of the House of Commons, Parliament building, Ottawa, a lot of great …
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Get Cops Out of Schools: A Factsheet
Uma Nagarajan-Swenson | zcomm.org | 2020-07-02
Educators are waking up to the grave emotional and developmental harm school resource officers cause. School districts must reallocate their resources…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/get-cops-out-of-sc…

Over 78% Russian voters support amendments to the constitution
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-02
The amendments to the current constitution, which was adopted in 1993, will among other things allow incumbent president Vladimir Putin to contest again for…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/02/over-78-r…

The New (Pathologized) Totalitarianism
C. J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-02
It was always going to come to this … mobs of hysterical, hate-drunk brownshirts hunting down people not wearing masks and trying to get them fired from their jobs, "no mask, no service" signs outside stores, security staff stopping the mask-less from entering, paranoid pod people pointing and shrieking at the sight of mask-less shoppers …
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Moore, WNBA star, helps free wrongly-convicted Missouri prisoner
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-02
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out …
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Killing Koalas: The Promise of Extinction Down Under
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-07-02
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Already hollowed-out U.S. health system faces even more cuts
Associated Press, Kaiser Health News | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-02
The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue …
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We Won't Have a Truly Global Economy Until People Start Taxing It That Way
Marshall Auerback | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
Major talks between the United States and the European Union to establish a shared tax framework for multinational companies broke down on the issue of seeking to secure an agreement on digital taxation. Big tech, which is heavily a U.S. creation, has long been in the sights of European economies, as their profits and revenues have…
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Unemployment insurance claims show crisis continuing
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-02
San José, CA – The latest report by the Labor Department on Thursday, July 2 indicated new claims for aid for unemployed showed no improvement for the third week in a row. While new claims for the regular state unemployment insurance benefits did fall by 50,000 from last week's report, to 1.43 million, new claims for the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA actually rose by 110,000 from last week's report, to 840,000. Taken together, new claims for the two main programs to aid the unemployed totaled 2.27 million for the week ending June 27, slighting more than the previous week and the same as two week…
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Honorary Particle Physicist D.J. Trump Discovers "Want'em Mechanics"
Mark W. Bradley | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-02
According to an iconoclastic article in the latest issue of "Science Weakly" (an online publication aimed at highly motivated [but poorly educated] science buffs), part-time honorary particle physicist Dr. D.J. Trump has finally uncovered the illusive corollary to Niels Bohr's Quantum Theory, upon which modern subatomic physics is founded. Dr. Trump is believed to have …
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Zionist Political Violence: Patterns and Motives
Dr. Zuhair Sabbagh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
This attempt to tackle the issue of Zionist political violence will not constitute a quantitative and historical research, but will seek to explore the patterns and to analyze the motives behind the violent political practices carried out by the Zionist …
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Barbarism Begins at Home
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | Greece invented the concept of barbaros. Imperial Rome inherited it as barbarus. | The original meaning of barbaros is rooted in language: an onomatopoeia meaning "unintelligible speech" as people go "bar bar …
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Soldiers Abduct A Lawyer, Who Previously Spent 9 Years In Prison, While His French Wife, Child, Were Deported
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-07-02
Israeli soldiers abducted, two days ago, a Palestinian lawyer with French citizenship, from occupied Jerusalem, a former political prisoner who was previously imprisoned for more than nine years, and moved him to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Salah Hammouri while …
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The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A KKK Sympathizer Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land
Democracy Now! | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-02
As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. "This place is very, very sacred to …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/the-untold-hi…

Venezuela Sets Parliamentary Election Date, Increases Number of Lawmakers
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-07-02
Venezuelans will elect 277 deputies to congress this December.
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Disbelief, Belief and the Perils of Pandemic Re-opening
Kim C. Domenico | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
The dominant authorities in our lives are destructive; they lack nurturance — the love which sustains others…But the trap of rejecting them is more than a matter of hoping finally to get them to care…This [rejecting] imagination is wholly under the aegis of the existing order. It disbelieves, but only to dream of someone else,…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/02/disbelief-be…

Substance Matters More Than Symbols
Frank Scott | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-02
The current wake-up call being experienced by more Americans about historic racism is leading to hopeful actions but if all that results is removal of symbolic remnants of a wretched past these may lead to very little substantial change of the present and future. The rush to remove statues, change street names, remove written distortions …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/substance-mat…

Health Workers Filed Over 4,000 Complaints With OSHA, Some Still Died
Christina Jewett | zcomm.org | 2020-07-02
Federal officials rapidly closed many complaints without issuing citations, raising new questions over government inaction…
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BLS jobs report shows U.S. employment crash continues
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-02
WASHINGTON–Donald Trump's happy talk today notwithstanding, the nation's current depression, the employment crash caused by closures forced by the coronavirus pandemic, continues, the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows. That's because 1.445 million more people applied for regular state unemployment benefits, and another 839,563 sought special federal benefit checks in the week ending June …
peoplesworld.org/article/bls-jobs-report…

Mezan: "Marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan Highlights Abuse of 92 Children Crossing Gaza's Buffer Zone"
Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights | imemc.org | 2020-07-02
Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: Press Release: To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan highlights its recent monitoring and documentation concerning the torture and abuse of Palestinian children attempting to cross the Israeli-imposed buffer zone, or access-restricted area, in Gaza.
imemc.org/article/mezan-marking-the-inte…

Former PM Mahathir Calls on Muslims to Focus on Fighting Israeli Regime
Islam Times | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
In an interview with a Lebanese-based media on Wed., Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said, "Muslims must stop fighting among themselves and focus on 'Israeli enemy' instead." | "I know that there are great powers that seek instability among Islamic countries, but | …
globalresearch.ca/mahatir-calls-muslims-…

The Growing Police Union-White Supremacist Alliance
Wayne Madsen | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-02
The election of Trump as president made a bad situation involving white supremacists and neo-Nazis serving in U.S. law enforcement agencies much worse. | Within the U.S. labor movement there exists a far right-wing Trojan Horse that is bent on perpetuating police violence and murder of people of color and resisting all attempts at police reform, including criminal prosecution of police officers who commit wanton acts of murder and other forms of physical violence. The Trojan Horse is the police union "blue line," the corruption of which is coming to light in a number of jurisdiction following the police killing o…
thealtworld.com/wayne_madsen/the-growing…

Why You Should Give A F*ck | Ep. 4 | Voter Rights
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-02
We discuss your rights as a voter, and how in many places those rights are under attack from people in power.
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Time to Rethink the US-ROK Alliance
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
North Korea has blown up the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. It is threatening an all-out pamphlet war in response to defectors sending anti-regime propaganda to the north. South Korea's unification minister has stepped down after failing to meet with his North Korean counterparts during his 14-month tenure. Pyongyang is not happy about the balloons…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/02/time-to-reth…

Different Name for the Same Old Crap
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-02
Somewhere along the way I became an associate. Before that I was a waiter who became a server. Hell, I've even been periodically transformed from a barkeep into a mixologist. The dishwashers are now sanitation engineers. The door person has become the valet. The people who used to be housekeepers are now room attendants. By …
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The Great Wall of Wokeness
Haydar Khan | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
"Invincibility lies in the defense." — Sun Tzu Does there exist a political force, partisan or populist, organized or decentralized, that can liberate the U.S. citizenry from the clutches of the neoliberal order? As I wrote in Feb. of last year, the neoliberal order seemed impervious to partisan defeat because its roots lie in a…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/02/the-great-wa…

Over 160 jade miners killed in Myanmar's landslide
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-02
The disaster occurred in northern Kachin State's Hpakant township and was triggered by heavy rainstorm. The number of deaths is expected to rise as scores of miners remain missing…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/02/over-160-…

PDF of July 2 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-07-02
Download the 12-page PDF. Win in california: Cops out of schools! Free Mumia! Abolish the FOP! On the move Save…
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Israeli Forces Order Halt Construction, Confiscation to Palestinians in West Bank
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-02
The Israeli military, on Wednesday, distributed confiscation notices to Palestinian owners of hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands in Jab'a village, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the lands to be confiscated are owned by the Masha'leh and Tous …
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Mahatir Calls on Muslims to Focus on Fighting Israeli Regime
Islam Times | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
In an interview with a Lebanese-based media on Wed., Mahathir Mohamad said, "Mislims must stop fighting among themselves and focus on 'Israeli enemy' instead." | "I know that there are great powers that seek instability among Islamic countries, but we are | …
globalresearch.ca/mahatir-calls-muslims-…

China warns of 'corresponding measures' over UK 'interfering' in Hong Kong
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-02
China has said it reserves "the right to take corresponding measures" if the UK pushes forward with its plan to give three million Hong Kong residents the right to settle in the country. | Boris Johnson accused Beijing of a "clear and serious breach" of its treaty with Britain by imposing a much-criticised national security law on the territory. | The prime minister said he would introduce a route for people with British National (Overseas) (BNO) status to apply for visas to live and work in the UK and apply for citizenship. | In response, the Chinese Embassy in the UK said such a move would be in breach of "inte…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/02/china-wa…

Killing Koalas: The Promise of Extinction Down Under
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-02
The British conservationist Gerald Durrell once remarked that the koala was "the most boring of animals". Its brain size, proportionally the smallest of any mammal, evolved to cope with its slow metabolism. But the spectacle of these singed, toasted animals was a terrifyingly cruel one to behold. As good stretches of Australia burned over the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/killing-koala…

Why Canada Failed the 'Ben Franklin Challenge' in 1776. Canada and the British Empire
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
"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 …
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How the USA stole 14,000 Cuban children
Barry Healy | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-02
Barry HealyIssue 1272 AustraliaJuly 2, 2020Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children | By Deborah Shnookal | University of Florida Press, 2020, 313 pp., $85 | Since the successful Cuban Revolution in January 1959 successive US governments have waged both overt and covert war against Cuba. The most violent of these was the Bay of Pigs fiasco in April 1961. | But around the same time, the US decid…
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Operation Peter Pan: How the United States stole 14,000 Cuban children
Barry Healy | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-02
Latin America & the Caribbean Barry HealyIssue 1271 Australia Cuba Operation Peter PanJuly 2, 2020 | Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children | By Deborah Shnookal | Univers…
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Hungary not to open borders at EU's request, says PM
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
"For now, we cannot support the EU's request because that would be against the health interests of the Hungarian people," Victor Orban said.Hungary, which joined the EU in 2004, opened its borders to Serbian citizens early June.This week the 27-member bloc added 14 states to the list of non-EU countries whose citizens can resume travel to the EU from July 1.The countries are Serbia, Montenegro, Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. China is also on the register, but only on the condition of reciprocal action by the Chinese authorities…
yenisafak.com/en/world/hungary-not-to-op…

BBC cutting around 450 jobs across England
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-02
The BBC has announced plans to cut around 450 jobs across England.The broadcaster said that BBC England must save £25m by the end of March 2022.BBC England is the home of the corporation's local radio stations and regional TV news, and according to the BBC will "undergo a significant reinvention".It comes after the BBC last month said it was axing more than 150 roles in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.Outgoing BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall (Dominic Lipinski/PA)Last month outgoing director-general Lord Tony Hall launched a programme of voluntary redundancy across the BBC.The BBC already had an &po…
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De-Militarizing The United States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
The reliance on military instruments of power to implement foreign policy has expanded the role of the Department of Defense at the expense of the Department of State. The State Department's budget is less than one-tenth of the defense budget, and smaller than the budget of the intelligence community. There are more soldiers and sailors in military marching bands than there are Foreign Service Officers. The decline of the Agency for International Development, and President Bill Clinton's dissolution of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the United States Information Service have contributed to the overal…
popularresistance.org/de-militarizing-th…

PM's father Stanley Johnson's visit to Greece angers MPs
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-02
Boris Johnson's father Stanley has been criticised by MPs after flying to Greece despite government advice urging against non-essential international travel. | The 79-year-old arrived in Athens on Wednesday 1 July to visit his mountain villa. He shared a video of his plane landing in the capital on social media platform Instagram. | He also posted a picture of himself wearing a face mask, which appeared to be taken in an airport. Johnson flew to Athens via Bulgaria, the Daily Mail said, because the Greek government has banned direct flights from the UK until mid-July.
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The Untold History of Mount Rushmore
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
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First aid for snakebites
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-07-02
If a snake bites you, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately, then take these first-aid steps. Most snakes aren't dangerous to humans. Only about 15% worldwide and 20% in the United States are venomous. In North America, these include the rattlesnake, coral snake, water moccasin and copperhead. Their bites can cause severe injuries …
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Saturday 7/4: 4th of July: "Defund Police, Defund Pentagon, Fund Community & Life!"
cynthia papermaster | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
1: 00 – SF City Hall | 1: 30 – 762 Fulton, Black Lives Matter street mural | 2: 00 – Divisadero & Broadway, Nancy Pelosi's House | 3: 00 – Bayview Hunters Point, 11 Innes Court, Lennar office…
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New Democratic Climate Action Plan Is Woefully Inadequate
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
"This is not an emergency response." | That is how Laura Berry, director of research and policy at the Climate Mobilization (TCM), responded to reporting on a congressional "action plan" for the planetary emergency from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which the panel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled Tuesday. | The climate roadmap features hundreds of policy proposals under 12 key pillars. Specifically, the 538-page plan calls for selling only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035, net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector by 2040, and net-zero U.S. emissions economy-wid…
popularresistance.org/new-democratic-cli…

J Street Facing New Pressure to Back Conditioning Aid to Israel
Ryan Grim | zcomm.org | 2020-07-02
More than 1,000 former and current members of J Street U are calling on the group's leadership to get behind a legislative effort to condition funding of the state of Israel if it goes forward with illegally annexing Palestinian territory…
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Beavers born in Essex 'for first time since Middle Ages'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-02
Beavers have been born in Essex for the first time since the Middle Ages, conservationists have said.The mammals had been hunted to extinction for their meat, fur and scent glands in the UK by the beginning of the 16th Century but have since been reintroduced. | A pair of Eurasian beavers were brought to the Spains Hall Estate in Finchingfield last year as part of a project to help reduce flood risk.They were the first to be brought to Essex in 400 years, and now they have had two babies — known as kits.Darren Tansley, river catchment coordinator at Essex Wildlife Trust, said: "We always hoped that having be…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Schools told to keep children apart in year group 'bubbles' on full return in autumn
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-02
Schools in England have been told to keep children in class or year-sized "bubbles" and avoid creating "busy corridors" when all pupils return in September.Government guidance — on how to get all children back after the summer break following up to six months at home — says older pupils should be encouraged to be kept away from other groups of students and staff.The whole school, or all pupils in a year group, may have to self-isolate at home if schools have two or more confirmed coronavirus cases within a fortnight, the advice says.But the guidance also says school closures "may not be necessary" if th…
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'We Are Not Even Beginning to Be Over This Pandemic'
Gregg Gonsalves | thenation.com | 2020-07-02
'We Are Not Even Beginning to Be Over This Pandemic'…
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We Take Homelessness for Granted. The Pandemic Should Change That
Mary Kate Bacalao | thenation.com | 2020-07-02
We Take Homelessness for Granted. The Pandemic Should Change That.
thenation.com/article/society/homelessne…

How Did Police Unions Get So Powerful?
Ross Barkan | thenation.com | 2020-07-02
How Did Police Unions Get So Powerful?
thenation.com/article/society/police-uni…

Black Visibility Matters–and Not Just During Trauma
Ernest Owens | thenation.com | 2020-07-02
Black Visibility Matters–and Not Just During Trauma…
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Jon Fosse's Existential Doppelgà§ngers
Dustin Illingworth | thenation.com | 2020-07-02
Jon Fosse's Existential Doppelgà§ngers…
thenation.com/article/culture/jon-fosse-…

Alt Trump Rallies
Peter Kuper | thenation.com | 2020-07-02
(But read the fine print.)…
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Germany-US Relations in Crisis: Former German Chancellor Says U.S.-EU Alliance Could Now End
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
A German equivalent to UK's Financial Times and America's Wall Street Journal is the Dusseldorf Handelsblatt or "Commerce Sheet," which headlined on June 30th, "Former Chancellor Schrà∂der: USA Ending Transatlantic Partnership". | They reported: | Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schrà∂der has | …
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Over 2,100 more virus cases reported in Southeast Asia
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
The number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asian countries increased to 155,291 on Thursday, including 4,475 fatalities and 88,697 recoveries.A total of 2,120 new cases, 57 deaths, and 1,885 recoveries were recorded over the past 24 hours in member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.Indonesia, the worst-hit in the region, reported 1,624 new infections, its highest daily figure since the first cases on March 2, bringing the total to 59,394.The country's death toll climbed to 2,987 with 53 more fatalities, while recoveries increased by 1,072 to reach 26,667.Restrictions in the capital Jakarta ha…
yenisafak.com/en/world/over-2100-more-vi…

Trump says jobs report proves US economy 'roaring back'
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday at a press briefing celebrated a government report showing the country gained 4.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1% last month, when states began allowing businesses to reopen from strict shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic."Today's announcement proves that our economy is roaring back," Trump said, rattling off different sectors that saw job gains according to the monthly report. "These are historic numbers."
yenisafak.com/en/world/trump-says-jobs-r…

More Pak-Afghan border points to reopen to boost trade
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Pakistan on Thursday announced it will reopen two more border crossings with Afghanistan to boost trade between the neighbors.Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan's special representative for Afghanistan, said the crossings are likely to be reopened before mid-July."Pakistan will open Angor Adda and Kharlachi border crossings for trade with Afghanistan. After necessary arrangements by both sides, the two crossings are likely to become operational on 12 July," he tweeted.Last month Islamabad reopened the Torkham, Chaman, and Ghulam Khan border crossings, after they were closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic."In the…
yenisafak.com/en/world/more-pak-afghan-b…

Turkish firms to produce unmanned mini-tank
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Turkish defense firms Aselsan and Katmerciler have signed an agreement to produce an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), according to a press release issued on Thursday.Under the deal, worth nearly $671,000, Katmerciler will start delivering the UGV, also known as a "mini-tank," in 2021, the firm said in the statement. The vehicle and all of its parts, including the remote-control system, were developed by Katmerciler, it said.The mini-tank can be fitted with several types of equipment, such as observation, targeting, and weapons systems, Katmerciler said.The UGV can operate in difficult climatic and road conditions,…
yenisafak.com/en/technology/turkish-firm…

Three tons of manure used for explosives seized in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Turkish security forces in an operation against the PKK/KCK terrorist organization in eastern Van province seized 3 tons of manure used for making explosives, the governor's office announced Thursday in a written statement.The provincial gendarmerie command continues efforts to unveil activities of the terrorist organization in the region, said the statement.The operation was conducted based on a tip about a large amount of artificial fertilizer buried in the ground in the rural area of Baskale district to be used in the preparation of handmade explosives in attacks against the military facilities, public institu…
yenisafak.com/en/news/three-tons-of-manu…

Turkish resort city ready for safe tourism season
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Turkey's Mediterranean resort city of Antalya is fully set up to ensure safe tourism and a virus-free environment, according to Ukraine's envoy to Turkey."We see that visits from Ukraine started well. There are serious preparations for safe tourism in Antalya, we had the chance to see them ourselves by visiting like a tourist," Ambassador Andrii Sybiha said during a meeting with Ersin Yazici, Antalya's governor.Sybiha said Antalya is a very beautiful city and is not only the capital of Turkish tourism but also agriculture.Telling how flights from Ukraine to Antalya started on Wednesday, he called on more Ukrainia…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkish-resort-ci…

Turkey's chemical exports up 10.2% in June
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Turkey's chemical sector exports rose by 10.2% year-on-year in June, a local association said Thursday.The Istanbul Chemical and Chemical Products Exporters' Association (IKMIB) said the exports reached $1.42 billion in June.This figure totaled to $8.64 billion in the first half of the year.In June, the sector's main export destinations were Iraq, the Netherlands and Germany.Turkey's overall exports were $13.5 billion in June, up 15.8% on a yearly basis, the Turkish trade minister announced earlier on Thursday.
yenisafak.com/en/economy/turkeys-chemica…

Turkey demands apology from France
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday demanded an apology from France for misleading NATO and EU about recent tensions in the Mediterranean."France did not tell the truth to both NATO and EU. The claim that our ships locked is not true. We proved that and gave the documents to NATO. And NATO saw the reality," said Mevlut Cavusoglu in a joint news conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas."Our expectation from France is to apologize to us for not providing the true information," he added. France last week claimed that Turkey harassed one of its vessels taking part in a NATO mission in the Mediterranean. Tu…
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Erdogan arrives in Doha for official visit
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
urkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Thursday afternoon in the Qatari capital, Doha on a day-long official visit.Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Muhammad Al-Attiyah and other officials received the Turkish president at the airport.Erdogan is scheduled to meet with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to discuss "mutual relations between the two friendly and brotherly countries."Erdogan is flanked by Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.He is also accompanied by Turkey's Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and intel…
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US economy gains 4.8M jobs; unemployment falls to 11.1%
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
The unemployment rate in the US dropped to 11.1% in June as the economy gained 4.8 million jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.Data released a day early because of the July 4 holiday reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that was curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic, which pushed job losses to Great Depression-era levels.The unemployment rate declined 2.2 points from 13.3% in May and the number of jobless Americans fell by 3.2 million to 17.8 million.Employment in leisure and hospitality rose sharply and notable job gains also occurred in retail, education…
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3-year-old Kashmiri boy caught in political web of words
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Disturbing images of a toddler sitting on the chest of his slain grandfather in the Indian-administered Kashmir have stirred a debate, with former government officials, journalists and analysts saying the child has been made a "propaganda tool."Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of the region, said that everything becomes a "propaganda tool" in the bloody violence in Kashmir."A three year old toddler has to have his misery broadcast to the whole world to drive home the "we good they bad" message. We would have got the point without his misery being filmed shared so please don't," Abdullah wrote on Twitter.Amnes…
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Italy should compensate India in marine shooting dispute: arbitration court
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
The court said it was up to India and Italy to decide the amount of compensation warranted in the so-called Enrica Lexie case, which has soured relations between the two countries in recent years.The marines, part of a military team on anti-pirate duty protecting the Italian oil tanker Enrica Lexie in 2012, say they mistook Indian fishermen for pirates and fired warning shots which accidentally killed the two fishermen.
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India marks $5.2B for indigenous military projects
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
India on Thursday earmarked 389 billion Indian rupees ($5.2 billion) for the design and development of indigenous military equipment, according to a statement by the Ministry of Defense. Following a meeting of the country's defense acquisition council, the Ministry of Defense announced that the approved proposals included acquisitions worth 311.3 billion rupees ($4.1 billion) from domestic defense industry firms.The country also green lighted the purchase of additional fighter jets from Russia, including the procurement of 21 Mikoyan MIG-29 along with upgrading of 59 existing aircraft, costing 74.18 billion rupee…
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Germany tells Turkey travel warning will be regularly reviewed
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Germany will keep reviewing travel advice for Turkey, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told his Turkish counterpart on Thursday, saying any decisions were coordinated with the EU and based on reliable data on infections and the health situation.Turkey is disappointed that the EU has excluded it, along with the United States and others, from a list of countries recommended for non-essential travel and has called on it to correct its "mistake".Speaking to reporters after talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Berlin, Maas said reviews of the situation took place every two weeks."Further steps will follo…
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Germany planning 42.5 bln eur in tax relief to 2024
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-02
Germany is planning tax cuts totalling 42.5 billion euros over the period to 2024, with 7 billion euros of cuts planned in 2021 alone, Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Thursday, adding that the cabinet would agree the measures at the end of July.According to the newspaper, these latest measures to stimulate the recovery of Europe's largest economy will include an increase in individuals' tax-free income allowance as well as increases to the income thresholds at which higher income tax rates kick in.Families will also receive extra money for each child they have, the paper reported.
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Testing Is Not Causing Case Counts To Rise
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have repeatedly attributed the increase in the coronavirus case count in the United States to an increase in testing. | "We're doing so much testing, so much more than any other country," Trump said in an interview with CBN News on Monday. "And to be honest with you, when you do more testing, you find more cases. And then they report our cases are through the roof." | "I would just encourage you all, as we talk about these things, to make sure and continue to explain to your citizens the magnitude of increase in testing," Pence said on a call with the nation's…
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An Historic Rant
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
We don't need another post about "these times." We can all pretty much agree that shit is weird — that we're confused, bewildered and feel like we're on a boat captained by Bond villains heading towards a waterfall, stuck in a cyclone, trying to build rafts out of shoelaces and hope. | Indeed, the discussion of where we are has hit a bit of a monotonous groove, a broken record type feel that just grates at us whenever we hear it. Someone just needs to kick the turntable and get us another round of beers. | A more interesting Pilsner pondering — one that's at once more mysterious and more clarifying [m…
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Bolivia: Añez Wants To Jail The Favored Candidate In The Coming Elections
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
Bolivia's de facto president, Jeanine Añez, is losing more and more of her mask obscuring democracy that, with the complicity of the United States and the European Union, she had to put on to justify the violent overthrow of Evo Morales in November of last year. | Now, in a fragrant demonstration that in Bolivia there are no constitutional guarantees and that persecution is the rule of order, a coup is being prepared against the presidential candidate of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS), Luis Arce Catacora. | In a confirmation of the validity of the lawfare method (judicial war) against popular leaders, the le…
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The Fed Is Bailing Out Polluters While Cities Struggle
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-02
Ever since bailout talk began this spring, climate campaigners have worried funds would be funneled to Big Oil and other polluting giants. Now it seems that fear was more than justified. While economic recovery money is being disbursed through multiple channels, including the Main Street Lending Program and various tax breaks, on Sunday the Federal Reserve released the list of bonds it has purchased so far through its BlackRock-managed Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility, in its attempt to prop up the investment-grade corporate bond market. | The Fed's disclosures show the institution is making it easier f…
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Trump's Contagion Road Show Heads West
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-02
It's like a Stephen King horror novel where a nation is swept by a deadly and uncontrollable disease, sickening millions and killing over 100,000 citizens. Ignoring the advice of top infectious disease specialists who say, "Don't go to large-scale gatherings," a crazed president insists on holding rallies for the sole purpose of boosting his rapidly…
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'The Twilight Zone': 'Meet in the Middle' explores the price of human connection
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-02
Editor's note: A review and analysis of Jordan Peele's 'The Twilight Zone' season two episode one. Spoilers ahead. "What kind of compromise goes into a connection with another human being?" — 'The Twilight Zone' Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone has returned and is currently airing all 10 episodes of the second season on the streaming service …
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SDS challenges University Senate vote for unrepresentative Campus Safety Committee
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-02
Minneapolis, MN – A proposal to amend faculty senate bylaws and create a new Campus Safety Committee failed to garner enough votes to pass during a June 29 University Senate meeting, open only to voting members. The proposed committee would "advise and consult with the President, the responsible senior administrators, and the Vice President for University Services on policies and major decisions relating to campus and public safety at the University," and would be made up of faculty, academic professional members, students, civil service members, and ex officio representatives. | Critics of the proposal from Stud…
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SDS challenges University Senate vote for unrepresentative Campus Safety Committee
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-02
Minneapolis, MN – A proposal to amend faculty senate bylaws and create a new Campus Safety Committee failed to garner enough votes to pass during a June 29 University Senate meeting, open only to voting members. The proposed committee would "advise and consult with the President, the responsible senior administrators, and the Vice President for University Services on policies and major decisions relating to campus and public safety at the University," and would be made up of faculty, academic professional members, students, civil service members, and ex officio representatives. | Critics of the proposal from Stud…
fightbacknews.org/2020/7/2/sds-challenge…

Iran to overcome sanctions relying on its capabilities
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-02
TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Adviser for International Affairs said that Islamic Republic of Iran will overcome sanctions relying upon its capabilities and potentials.
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FM Zarif hopes for developing ties with Belarus
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-02
TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his hope for developing bilateral ties between Iran and Belarus.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160465/FM-Zarif-hop…

India welcomes setting up FTZ in Chabahar
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-02
TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) — Indian government welcomed setting up a Free Trade Zone [FTZ] in Iran's Chabahar Port.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160466/India-welcom…

Intl. Motorcycling, Automobile Academy inaugurated
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-02
TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — The First International Academy of Iranian Motorcycling and Automobile Federation was inaugurated on Thu.
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Iran agrees to compensate downed plane victims' families
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-02
TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) –Sweden's foreign minister says Tehran has agreed to compensate the families of the foreign victims of the shot down plane.
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Couriers from rivaling food delivery companies stage mass brawl in Moscow (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-07-02
Couriers from two of Russia's major food delivery companies, sporting their branded uniforms, were filmed engaging in a fight in Moscow… apparently to the disappointment of hungry customers waiting for their orders. | The 'battle' took place in a McDonald's parking lot and involved the employees of Delivery Club in green and Yandex.Eda in yellow. | –í –ú–æ–Å–∫–≤–µ –Å–µ–≥–æ–¥–Ω–è –ø–Ä–æ–∏–∑&ndas…
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UN suspends two observers in Israel after viral VIDEO of sex in official car
rt.com | 2020-07-02
Two employees of the United Nations mission in Israel have been suspended without pay after a viral video showed a sex act in their official vehicle, as it drove down a major street in Tel Aviv. | The two men were identified as staff members of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), a military observer mission in Israel, and were placed on unpaid leave on Thursday. | The 18-second video shows a man in a white uniform, in the back seat of the marked UN vehicle, being straddled by a woman wearing a red dress as another man looks on from the front seat. | The incident took place on HaYarkon St…
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SJW mob tears into 'racist' white woman after she holds black woman at gunpoint in viral clip — but full video tells another story
rt.com | 2020-07-02
A face-off in Michigan that culminated with a black woman held at gunpoint has set the internet alight, with Twitter quick to pronounce the incident a hate crime. However, things aren't always so black and white. | The encounter was captured on video by a black woman, with the footage going viral on Thursday. In it, a white woman points a handgun at the black woman filming, screaming at her to "get away," while the black woman calls for the police, and accuses the white woman of trying to hit her with her vehicle. | pic.twitter.com/lWksZwXITDР🦋Makay (@makaysmith10)
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Thursday 7/2: Rally At Alameda County Health Department-No Protection For Workers At Tesla & In Alameda
Workers Solidarity Action Network | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Alameda Department of Public Health | 1000 Broadway, Oakland…
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Saturday 7/4: Fuck the Fourth, Love Your Friends
Santa Cruz for Abolition | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Clocktower, Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Santa Cruz…
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Go die! -Corona crisis shows that social Darwinist ideas are taken up by left wing politic
Rebecca Maskos | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Rebecca Maskos and Stephan Weigand, two leftists from Germany, wrote a text to tackle the German left's socialdarwinist and ableist stances in the face of the Corona crisis. The text focuses only on current excesses of socialdarwinism of the German left, but maybe some of it may apply to other countries as well. | We think that it's really bothering how people who otherwise are the first ones to fight every "-ism" can't understand how much ableism towards disabled and ld people they spread in their criticism of the government's epidemiological interventions to flatten the curve. (This criticism was pretty widespr…
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Sunday 7/5: Commemorate Bloody Thursday At SSA-STOP Racist Attacks On Docks & Fisher Racist Privatiza
CSPTS | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
SSA | 1717 Middle Harbor Rd, Oakland, CA 94607…
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July 1st March In Piedmont To Demand Multi-Millionaire Stop Profiteering
Posted By Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Hundreds of Low-Income East Bay Residents To March to Piedmont Home of Multi-Millionaire to Demand He Stop Profiteering at the Expense of Black and Brown Communities and Instead Help Finance a Just Recovery for All!
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Friday 7/3: ICE Out of Marin Plans Large Demonstration at County Jail
ICE Out of Marin | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Marin County Jail…
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Saturday 7/4: The Nightmare Must End: Trump Pence Out Now!
Refuse Fascism | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Meet at 24th and Mission St. San Francisco…
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Sunday 7/19: Stranded: A Window into the Health of Marine Mammal Populations
Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Online…
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Tuesday 7/7: It's Not Working! The Erosion of Labor Rights in America (webinar)
KQED | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Livestream: www.youtube.com/KQED
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Sunday 7/5: March for Black Lives: Reclaim South San Francisco
Russell Lee | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
In front of the South San Francisco Municipal Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080…
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Acoma Pueblo Simon Ortiz: Trump's Self-Celebration Reflected in Mount Rushmore Imperialism
Simon Ortiz | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Acoma Pueblo poet, professor and author Simon Ortiz reflects on the egotism and arrogance of Trump and his self-celebration, as Trump plans to inject himself into the Black Hills during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Tuesday 7/7: Environmental Racism: People of Color & Indigenous on Front Lines of Climate Change
The Climate Reality Project | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
Online via Zoom…
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Oakland's Jack London Square is named after a racist dog
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-07-02
A 1996 Monument Of Jack London At Jack London Square:…
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How 'News'-Media Lie and Get Away With It
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-02
Eric ZUESSE | Lots of U.S. invasions are based on blatant lies by the U.S. Government and its stenographic 'free press' (which is just as controlled by America's 788 billionaires as the Soviet Union's press was controlled by its Communist Party), but this will discuss only one instance, which is especially well-documented: | On 26 May 2004, the New York Times published an editorial headlined "The Times and Iraq", which seemed to apologize for so…
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Some Conspiracy Theories Are for Real
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-02
What is the best way to debunk a conspiracy theory? Call it a conspiracy theory, a label which in and of itself implies disbelief. The only problem with that is there have been many actual conspiracies both historically and currently and many of them are not in the least theoretical in nature. Conspiracies of several kinds brought about American participation in both world wars. And however one feels about President Donald Trump, it must be conceded that he has been the victim of a number of conspiracies, first to deny him the GOP nomination, then to insure that he be defeated in the presidential election, and su…
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Selected Articles: Trump's Foreign Policy
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-02
We hope that by publishing diverse view points, submitted by journalists and experts dotted all over the world, the website can serve as a reminder that no matter what narrative we are presented with, things are rarely as cut and …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-trum…

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/
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Why The US Empire Works So Hard To Control The International Narrative About Russia
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-01
On a December 2010 episode of Fox News' Freedom Watch, John Bolton and the show's host Andrew Napolitano were debating about recent WikiLeaks publications, and naturally the subject of government secrecy came up. | "Now I want to make the case for secrecy in government when it comes to the conduct of national security affairs, and possibly for deception where that's appropriate," Bolton said. "You…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/why-the…

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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Seattle's "Summer of Love" Spoiled by Murder, Robberies, Assaults
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-01
Jenny Durken, the dumbshit mayor of Seattle, has decided that CHAZ/CHOP is not a "summer of love" "block party" after all. "Four shootings–two fatal — robberies, assaults, violence and countless property crimes have occurred in this several block area" of CHOP, declared police chief Carmen Best, who closed down the lawlessness permitted by mayor Jenny Durken. | www.rt.com/usa/493470-seattle-police-shu… | Indeed, it is the mayor herself who bears the responsibility for the "four shootings–two fatal[mdas…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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, …
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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…
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'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."
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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…
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