Daily Archives: July 5, 2020

2020-07-05: News Headlines

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-07-05). Break Gilead's patent since US has bought all stock of Remdesivir. peoplesdispatch.org Trump is trying to improve his waning electoral chances by reserving all of Gilead's stock of Remdesivir to cover up his disastrous handling of the Covid-19 epidemic so far…

ACU (2020-07-05). Video: Germany's Extra-parliamentary Inquiry on COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Dear fellow citizens, | Welcome to the ACU, the Extra-Parliamentary Corona Investigation Committee. If the Parliament does not do it, then we citizens are called upon to do it ourselves. | Extra-parliamentary Corona Committee of Inquiry, we will investigate why these …

Sandipan Talukdar (2020-07-05). COVID-19: virus strain dominant worldwide is different from original in Wuhan. peoplesdispatch.org According to a publication in Cell, the strain, which is named D614G, is a result of point mutation of the original strain. However, it is not associated with disease severity…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-05). LancetGate: "Scientific Corona Lies" and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead's Remdesivir. globalresearch.ca Introduction: | There is an ongoing battle to suppress Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a cheap and effective drug for the treatment of Covid-19. The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed …

F. William Engdahl (2020-07-05). Is Washington Provoking India into a War with China? globalresearch.ca US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a recent video conference suggested that the US might move some of its troops from Germany to the region around India, citing growing US security concerns in the Asian region. Given the dramatic …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-05). The Unthinkable: Is a US-China War Possible? US War Ships in the South China Sea. A New Era of "Great Power Competition" globalresearch.ca The US is waging undeclared war on China by other means — aiming to undermine its growing prominence on the world stage. | Pompeo falsely calling China's new national security law "an affront to all nations," his endless war of words …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-05). Trump Regime Wants Legitimate Iranian Fuel Shipments to Venezuela Seized. globalresearch.ca No nation in world history more strongly professes support for democratic values and the rule of law while more egregiously breaching its proclaimed principles than the US. | It's been this way throughout the country's history, fleeting moments alone when positive …

Paul Larudee (2020-07-05). Government of, for and by Everyone, Equally. dissidentvoice.org Read Part I, Part II, and Part III. The US is ruled by a private club of a few hundred oligarchs and corporations. An uprising aimed at the police cannot succeed without taking economic and political power away from this club and redistributing it among the poor and disenfranchised, especially Blacks and Indigenous members of …

Press TV (2020-07-05). US Builds New Air Base in Syria. dissidentvoice.org The United States has built a new military base, including an airport for military aircraft, for its occupying forces in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah. Local sources told Syria's state news agency SANA on Wednesday that the new base and its airport had been established in Jazira Region, located between Um Kahif Village and Tal …

Eds. (2020-07-05). Tracy Chapman — Talkin' About A Revolution (Official Music Video). mronline.org

Chris Banks (2020-07-05). Protest exposes Albuquerque's covered up police killings. liberationnews.org Dominic Smith, Orlando Abeyta, Valente Acosta-Bustillos. These are names you have probably never heard of.

Eds. (2020-07-05). Gil Scott-Heron spells out why "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" mronline.org Consider the power that networks like Fox and CNN continue to wield over that nebulous thing called public opinion; the continued dominance of NBC and CBS.

The Canary (2020-07-05). Acting Lib Dem leader calls for Farage to be investigated over trip to the US and breach of quarantine rules. thecanary.co Acting Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey has called on police to investigate whether Nigel Farage has broken quarantine rules. The former cabinet minister has written to the chief constable of the Kent constabulary questioning whether the Brexit Party leader had contravened coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines. | The move followed the reopening of pubs across England on 4 July and a tweet from Farage from a bar. Farage insisted he had been back from a trip to the US for two weeks and had tested negative for coronavirus. | Letter to chief constable: | Davey wrote to chief constable Alan Pughsley, stating: I wri…

South Front (2020-07-05). Video: String of ISIS Attacks Continues in Syrian Desert. globalresearch.ca Since the start of the week, the Syrian Army has repelled several ISIS attacks on its positions in the desert in central Syria. | The most recent attack took place in eastern Homs early on July 2 and became the largest …

The Canary (2020-07-05). Woman struck by car during Seattle protest dies in hospital. thecanary.co A car drove onto a closed road and ploughed into people in a Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle on Saturday 4 July. The driver killed one protester and critically injured the other, authorities have said.Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle died in the evening at Harborview Medical Centre, spokesperson Susan Gregg said.Officials said the car barrelled through a panicked crowd of protesters on Interstate 5 (I-5) in the early hours of 4 July, hitting Taylor along with Diaz Love, 32, of Portland.Video footage: Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that were blocking the I-5 and sped into the crowd…

The Canary (2020-07-05). Fire chiefs call for cladding answers ahead of Grenfell Inquiry restart. thecanary.co Fire chiefs have said it is "imperative" that an inquiry establishes why Grenfell Tower came to be covered in dangerous flammable cladding.The hearings into the disaster which, according to official figures, killed 72 people in 2017 will reopen on 6 July after being halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Attendance will be limited to comply with social distancing guidelines. Only members of the panel, the counsel to the inquiry, the witness giving evidence and their legal representative, support staff, and an invited journalist will be allowed to attend.Parliamentary committee debating the need to f…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Turkey sends medical aid to Azerbaijan amid COVID-19. yenisafak.com Turkey has sent medical supplies to Azerbaijan to contribute to country's fight against the novel coronavirus, Turkey's Embassy in Baku said on Sunday.The shipment included 30 ventilators, 55,000 overalls, 50,000 N95 face masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 glasses, 200,000 gloves, and 40,000 boxes of various medicines, said the embassy statement.It stressed that the aid sent to Azerbaijan is a "strong manifestation of the brotherhood" of the two countries' presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ilham Aliyev.The fight against the pandemic will only succeed if all countries show cooperation and solidarity, it added.

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Pakistan: Opposition leader recovers from COVID-19. yenisafak.com Pakistan's main opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif has recovered from coronavirus after a weeks-long battle, the party announced on Sunday.Sharif, the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), tested positive for the novel virus last month."By the grace of Allah, and nation's prayers, President, Pakistan Muslim League (N), Shehbaz Sharif's (latest) coronavirus test result is negative," party's spokeswoman Marriyum Aurungzeb said on Twitter.The doctors, she said, advised Shehbaz, who previously served the country's largest Punjab province as its chief minister thrice, to get his antibodies tests done for th…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Can we hit the reset button on capitalism? yenisafak.com As the world tries to extricate itself from the web of hardships spun by the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing has become clearer than ever, which is that new ways of conceiving economics for the benefit of human well-being are urgently needed."In these early decades of the twenty-first century, the master story is economic: economic beliefs, values and assumptions are shaping how we think, feel and act," wrote F.S. Michaels in her book Monoculture: How One Story Is Changing Everything, winner of the 2011 NCTE George Orwell Award.Echoing her views, Kate Raworth, an Oxford University economist, proclaims that economics…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Iran records highest daily COVID-19 fatalities. yenisafak.com Iran on Sunday confirmed 163 more fatalities from coronavirus, the largest daily spike in the country since the outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 11,571.A further of 2,560 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 240,438, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that 3,168 patients remain in critical condition in the country.Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil and Russia are currently the countries hardest hi…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Brazil reports 1,091 virus fatalities, 523 die in Mexico. yenisafak.com Brazil Sunday reported 1,091 COVID-19 fatalities, while 523 more patients died in Mexico over the past 24 hours.The death toll in Brazil reached 64,265, according to the data by the country's Health Ministry.A total of 37,923 new cases were reported in the Latin America country, pushing the total count to 1,577,004.Meanwhile, the death toll in Mexico rose to 30,366 with 523 more fatalities, the Health Ministry data showed.The number of cases surged to 252,165, with 6,914 additions over the past 24 hours.So far 152,309 patients have recovered from the virus in the country.Mexico confirmed its first COVID-19 case…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Coronavirus claims more lives in Oman, Sudan. yenisafak.com Health authorities in Oman and Sudan confirmed additional fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday.In a statement, the Omani Health Ministry said ten people had died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 213.A further 1,072 people tested positive for the virus, pushing the figure to 46,178, while 949 patients recovered, taking the overall recoveries to 27,917.In Sudan, the Health Ministry confirmed four fatalities due to the illness, while 117 new cases were recorded.Sudan's tally now stands at 9,767 cases, including 608 deaths, and 4,673 recoveries.Since originating…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Iran's currency touches new low, sends shockwaves. yenisafak.com There is a palpable buzz at Ferdowsi Square, one of the busiest intersections in the Iranian capital and the hub of foreign exchange market, these days. However, not many happy faces can be seen.The Iranian currency, rial, continues to lose its value against the US dollar, touching a record low every day. The impact of COVID-19 can be clearly seen on the financial market.The rial was trading at 217,000 (buy) and 218,000 (sell) on the unofficial market on Sunday, prompting many money exchange shops to down their shutters.In the past two weeks, the rial has continued to slide, dropping from 171,000 to 217,000. The…

_____ (2020-07-05). San Quentin Inmates On Hunger Strike. popularresistance.org Several men incarcerated in California's San Quentin State Prison who have tested positive for COVID-19 have gone on a hunger strike to protest what they call "dismal" living conditions, KNTV in San Jose reported Wednesday. | More than 1,100 active coronavirus cases have been reported at San Quentin, California's oldest prison and home to the state's only death row. At least one person, a 71-year-old death row inmate, has died of complications from the coronavirus. | The hunger strike at San Quentin, north of San Francisco, began Monday, The Appeal reported. The strikers are protesting inhumane and cramped condit…

_____ (2020-07-05). The Truth About Russian-Taliban Ties. popularresistance.org The New York Times' latest fake news provocation alleging that Russia's military-intelligence agency GRU solicited the Taliban (officially designated as "terrorists" by Moscow) to assassinate American soldiers in Afghanistan has brought a lot of attention to Moscow's ties with the militant group. The truth, however, is just as intriguing than the fake news about them. On the surface, it's surprising enough that Russia has diplomatic contacts with the Taliban considering that the latter grew out of the 1980s Mujahiddin that defeated the USSR. | Casual observers could be forgiven for thinking that Russia still hold…

RT (2020-07-05). Dem Sen & Biden's possible VP says she's open to removing George Washington statues, but backpedals after backlash. rt.com Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) appeared to confirm conservatives"slippery slope' concerns about the tearing down of historical monuments, when she told CNN she is open to memorials to George Washington being removed. | Duckworth, who has been floated as a possible pick for Joe Biden's vice presidential nominee, took no umbrage with the idea of protesters targeting Washington statues when she was confronted with the idea in a Sunday interview with CNN. | "I think we should listen to everybody. I think we should listen to the argument there," she said, then quickly moving into the safer zone of criticizing P…

RT (2020-07-05). Anti-Trump brigade rushes to school president over misleading clip implying he said Desert Storm op was in 'jungles of Vietnam'. rt.com Trump critics were very quick to give the US president a history lesson after he seemingly mistook the Vietnam War for the Gulf War during his Independence Day speech… except that he didn't. | A short clip circulating on social media seemed to suggest that Donald Trump mistakenly said that Operation Desert Storm — an offensive against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the 1990 Gulf War — actually took place in "the dense fields and jungles of Vietnam" during his July 4 address. | Some Twitter warriors quickly jumped in to blast and mock the president for what looked like an embarrassing gaffe on Indep…

RT (2020-07-05). 'We're in your house': Armed black protesters march through Georgia Confederate park. rt.com Scores of armed black protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park in Georgia, calling for the removal of an infamous Confederate monument and warning "redneck" militias that "we're in your house." | Footage from the march, which brought out 100 to 200 demonstrators, showed heavily-armed black protesters marching through the park on Independence Day, leading some on social media to react with worry at what appeared to be a volatile situation as protests across the country have descended into violence. | "Threat. Counter threat. Because threats don't mean s**t to us. Ya'll been threatening us since Birmingham…

Lynda Carson (2020-07-05). "This Land is Your Land," by Woody Guthrie, performed by the Oakland Symphony. indybay.org The Oakland Symphony Performing In The Midst Of The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic Raging Across Our Nation!

Eugene E Ruyle (2020-07-05). Sunday 7/5: What to a Slave is the Fourth of July? indybay.org ZOOM meeting, log-in info at | icssmarx.org

RT (2020-07-05). 'F*ck the American flag': WATCH BLM protesters stomp on & BURN US flag outside White House (VIDEO). rt.com A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington, DC, has marked July 4th by trampling the American flag before setting it on fire, while arguing that the US state symbol represents "slavery, genocide and war." | Footage that shows protesters mocking the US flag began making rounds online on Saturday evening. | | © REUTERS/Leah Millis | One of the videos, filmed at a square outside the White House, an area which was officially named 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' in wake of the protests, shows a young black woman dancing on the American flag sprawled on the ground, as another female protester with a m…

RT (2020-07-05). 'F**k the American flag': WATCH BLM protesters stomp on & BURN US flag outside White House (VIDEO). rt.com A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington DC marked July 4 by trampling on the American flag before setting it on fire, arguing that the US state symbol represents "slavery, genocide and war." | Footage showing protesters mocking the US flag began making the rounds online on Saturday evening. | | © REUTERS/Leah Millis | One of the videos, filmed at a square outside the White House that was officially named 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' in the wake of the protests, shows a young black woman dancing on the American flag, as another female protester with a megaphone in her hand can be heard shout…

RT (2020-07-05). Riot declared in Portland for THIRD night this week as protesters besiege federal courthouse. rt.com Portland police used tear gas against protesters who had erected barricades and shot fireworks at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in the city. Friday was the third riot in Portland this week. | Several hundred activists marched on Friday evening into the streets around the courthouse in downtown Portland, bearing makeshift shields and diverse materials they used to erect some barricades, police said. | In the early hours of Saturday, the situation became increasingly volatile, with Portland police declaring a riot at around 4am local time. Officers deployed tear gas and pushed the protesters away from the cour…

Glenn Greenwald (2020-07-05). House Democrats Restrict Trump's Planned Withdrawal of Troops. zcomm.org It should come as absolutely no surprise that House Democrats are finding common cause with Liz Cheney and other GOP warmongers to block any efforts to reduce even moderately the footprint of the U.S. military in the world or its decades-long posture of endless war…

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2020-07-05). Friday 7/10: Reforming the Cops: A Discussion on Movement Demands to Rein in the Police. indybay.org This discussion will be held on Zoom. | Register at http: //tiny.cc/July-10-mtg…

Marjorie Cohn (2020-07-05). Protesters Attacked by Police Are Suing to Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights. zcomm.org Researchers found not one police department in the 20 largest U.S. cities in compliance with minimum human rights standards.

Rima Najjar (2020-07-05). Palestine, Annexation and the Wrong Story. globalresearch.ca The other night I watched PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff. The report on the annexation (do I need to qualify or explain "annexation"? What other country has or is likely ever to declare its impending annexation of someone else's land …

Triestino Mariniello (2020-07-05). Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine? zcomm.org Will the US succeed, once more, in blocking another international investigation?>

David Hart (2020-07-05). As 'Annexation' Looms, Let's Expand Our Compassion to Include Palestinians. commondreams.org A demonstrator holds up a sign during an anti-annexation protest in Tel Aviv on June 6th, 2020. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Virus outbreak in Hebron 'out of control': Palestine. yenisafak.com Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila has described the coronavirus outbreak in the West Bank city of Hebron as "out of control".Speaking in an interview with Palestine TV, al-Kaila said 173 virus infections were registered in Hebron on Saturday.The health minister is set to visit the city on Sunday to check on the health situation there.According to the minister, 50 Palestinian medics have so far contracted the virus.As the cases continue to surge, al-Kaila expected that the Palestinian government would extend a lockdown imposed in the territories for five more days to stem the spread of the pandemic.On Wedne…

Various Contributors (2020-07-05). In Memoriam: Dr.Howard Croft 1941 — 2020. zcomm.org Members and activists who have long memories of his tireless work for empowerment of all residents of the District of Columbia contribute their recollections…

Fight Back (2020-07-05). Tampa protesters march to get charges dropped, community control of the police. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On the evening of July 3, 50 members of the community marched through downtown Tampa to demand that local State Attorney Andrew Warren drop charges on protesters arrested during the Justice for George Floyd movement. Many protesters from events over the past several weeks in Tampa face charges like unlawful assembly and inciting a riot, both of which have been commonly used by police across the country to repress activists. The organizers of the march and protest, Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBCAC), previously had a similar event after which 67 protesters had their cases dismissed. They say…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-07-05). ICE Out Of Marin Action at Marin County Jail. indybay.org Activists demand County end cooperation with ICE and defunding of Sherriff's department.

Ali Salam (2020-07-05). Israeli Forces Injure Six Palestinians in Nablus. imemc.org Six Palestinians were injured, on Friday, when Israeli forces attacked a peaceful protest, in the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dozens of protesters gathered for the Friday prayer, near the northern West Bank village, to protest the Israeli threat of confiscation. Israeli …

Ed Ciaccio (2020-07-05). We Need a New National Anthem. dissidentvoice.org As we celebrate the 244th anniversary of our nation's Declaration of Independence, in the midst of demonstrations and protests against systemic racism and police brutality of African-Americans, it is time to consider replacing our national anthem with one more suitable to the values and priorities of the United States in 2020. There are many important …

Fight Back (2020-07-05). Florida State students protest to take down statue of slave-owner. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On July 4, over 70 students protested in front of the Westcott administration building at Florida State University to demand the removal of the statue of Francis Eppes, a large Leon County slave-owner who had funded the Confederacy. The protest was called by Tallahassee Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who also issued demands for the removal of Eppes from the criminology building and segregationist Doak Campbell from the stadium. | Students, holding signs reading, "No slave-owners on campus" and "Eppes must fall," marched to the new location of the Eppes statue. An American flag was drap…

The Canary (2020-07-05). Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore amid Black Lives Matter protests. thecanary.co Protesters in Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's Inner Harbour. They used ropes to topple the statue on 4 July near the Little Italy neighbourhood, news outlets reported. | Protesters mobilised by the Black Lives Matter movement and the police killing of George Floyd have called for the removal of statues of Columbus, Confederate figures and others. They say the Italian explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of Indigenous peoples in the Americas. | According to the Baltimore Sun, the city owned the statue. It was dedicated in 1984 by former mayor…

_____ (2020-07-05). Facebook Groups Pivot To Attacks On Black Lives Matter. popularresistance.org A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice. | These groups, which now boast a collective audience of more than 1 million members, are still thriving after most states started lifting virus restrictions. | And many have expanded their focus. | One group transformed itself last month from "Reopen California" to "California Patriots Pro Law…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). Baghdad to turn to UNSC to protest Turkey's attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Referring to the recent Turkish attacks on northern the country, Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman said that it is possible for Baghdad to turn to the Security Council to protest Turkey's attacks on its territory.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). VIDEO: Iraqi nation protest Saudi's insult to Ayat. Sistani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Hundreds of Iraqi people gathered in front of Saudi Arabia's embassy in Baghdad on Sunday to protest against a cartoon published in Asharq al-Awsat that has insulted Iraq's top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Sistani.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). VIDEO: Protestors burn US flag outside White House. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — protesters burned an American flag near the White House on July 4, chanting "America was never great," just moments after President Donald Trump finished delivering a speech on the occasion of the US Independence Day.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). VIDEO: Protesters topple statue of Christopher Columbus in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Protesters against racial discrimination in the US have torn down a statue of Christopher Columbus in a park in the city of Richmond, Virginia.

Alex Darocy (2020-07-05). Anti-Fourth Celebration in Santa Cruz. indybay.org To celebrate the holiday weekend without glorifying genocide, slavery and the settler state, community members in Santa Cruz organized a block party on July 4 at the Town Clock, which was followed by a protest march. An online post promoting the street party read: "This event is open to all members of the community who do not want to celebrate the foundations of this country being on stolen land. This is a space to share food, community and acknowledge the truth. We are choosing to honor those who have suffered genocide by the American government. This day is a sanitized holiday to erase indigenous nations and a…

Labor Video Project (2020-07-05). Remember "Bloody Thursday" & Stop Racist Graffiti At SSA! Press Conf At Port Of Oakland. indybay.org ILWU Local 34, ILWU Local 34 and ILWU IBU Bay Area members held a press conference on July 3, 2020 to protest Ku Klux Klan racist graffiti put up at the SSA terminal following the Juneteenth | Action. They also announced plans for commemoration of July 5, 2020 "Bloody Thursday" at the SSA Terminal…

Ben Barbour (2020-07-05). CIA Information Warfare Succeeds: Occupation of Afghanistan Forced to Continue, Trump's Real Crimes in Afghanistan Ignored. globalresearch.ca On July 1st the House Armed Services Committee

Abdul Rahman (2020-07-05). India should not be a pawn in US imperialist efforts against China. peoplesdispatch.org India and China are two sovereign and independent countries with their own set of strengths and problems. They need to sit and talk to resolve their issues on their own…

Kate Aronoff (2020-07-05). The Democrats' New Climate Plan: Improved But Weirdly Isolationist. zcomm.org Shaped by mass demand, Congressional Democrats' June 30th report on the climate crisis is a welcome improvement. But, in addition to its weak response to fossil fuel expansion, the report adopts an America First strategy to solve a global problem.

Philip A Farruggio (2020-07-05). Co Dependence Day. Voting will Not Solve Anything. Furthering Demand for Real Change in America. globalresearch.ca They'll be shooting off the fireworks, eating and drinking like ' Ants at a picnic' and sending 'Social Distancing' out the window. Why not? It's July 4th once again, a time to celebrate. Celebrate what? This pandemic is showing its …

Tyler Shipley (2020-07-05). The World Is Burning and Canada Will Not Extinguish It. globalresearch.ca It's hard to find things to celebrate right now. Between a dangerous virus and the dangerous police, the news cycle is even darker than usual. This week, Justin Trudeau and the Canadian establishment will try to interrupt that cycle and …

Marie Okwo (2020-07-05). Igbo Women Seek Biafra, Voice Nigeria's Bleak Future. globalresearch.ca Nigeria is one of the largest by territory with population (estimated currently at 206 million) and huge economy in Africa. Situated on the southern coast on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, this country most often referred to …

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-07-05). Benjamin Franklin and the International Dimensions of 1776. How an Age of Reason Was Subverted. globalresearch.ca This July 4th, a larger-than-usual shadow is cast upon America which has come face-to-face with some serious historic reckonings. While the existence of an oligarchy and international "deep state" should not be ignored as a political force of …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-05). New Illegal Israeli Settlement Units Announced in Bethlehem. imemc.org The so-called Israeli settlement council in the West Bank, announced on Sunday a new colonial illegal settlement project, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Chief for the Palestinian file for illegal colonial Israeli settlement in the Bethlehem city, Hassan Brega, confirmed earlier today that the so-called Israeli settlement council, …

Ali Salam (2020-07-05). Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Seven Palestinians in Abu Dis. imemc.org Israeli forces, on Friday evening, injured 23 Palestinians during an invasion into the town of Abu Dis, east of occupied Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS). Soldiers stormed Abu Dis town, which elicited resistance among the local Palestinian civilians. The army used live rounds, rubber-coated steel rounds …

IMEMC Staff (2020-07-05). Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Student in Ramallah. imemc.org Israeli troops abducted early on Sunday a Palestinian university student in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israel soldiers, stationed on a mobile military roadblock, near the Khan Alahmar neighborhood, mainly on the Ramallah-Jericho street, intercepted student Majdy Abuzaid, 20, before they …

Ali Salam (2020-07-05). Israeli Settlers Invade Town near Jenin, Threaten Palestinians near Hebron. imemc.org Illegal Israeli settlers, Friday night, stormed areas south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the invasion prompted confrontations between Palestinian civilians who resisted the invasion, and illegal settlers who were protected by soldiers. Israeli forces provided cover for the colonists …

Fight Back (2020-07-05). East Los Angeles vigil honors Paul Rea, killed by LA Sheriff's deputy 1 year ago. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On June 27, exactly one year after an East Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy shot and killed 18-year-old Paul Rea, his family and friends gathered in East Los Angeles to hold a vigil in his honor. Taking place at the site on South Gerhart Avenue where Rea was murdered, the vigil included speeches from families of other Chicano and Black victims of police brutality in Los Angeles, a sermon from a pastor, and a balloon release. | On the evening of his death, Paul Rea and a friend were driving close to his home when two LASD deputies pulled them over for allegedly running a stop sign. The cops accused…

Gord Doctorow (2020-07-05). Next Steps in the Anti-Racist Struggle? zcomm.org We need to make important and unifying decisions toward a just transition. And then we need to act…

Walden Bello (2020-07-05). The Racist Underpinnings of the American Way of War. zcomm.org The deadly interplay of racism, genocide, and denial at the heart of American white society has been reproduced in the country's wars…

Terry Everton (2020-07-05). Crapped out on the Delayed Postage Front. dissidentvoice.org Barney came walking back into the living room from his kitchen holding a sandwich baggie and a bottle of cheap scotch. "I'm gonna teach that fuckin' post office a thing or two about losin' peoples unemployment checks," he announced. He took a pull off the bottle and his entire body trembled as he swallowed. I …

Ellen Taylor (2020-07-05). The US Military Has Its Knee on the Throat of the World. zcomm.org We must vanquish this shape-shifting, Orwellian spectre with which our overlords ensnare us, with their lies of "they hate our freedoms". Defund the Pentagon…

Roger D. Harris (2020-07-05). Moore's Planet of the Humans: More Misanthropic than Malthus. dissidentvoice.org In reverential tones with ominous background music, director of Planet of the Humans Jeff Gibbs intones about "the most terrifying realization I ever had." Gibbs instructs us, "Every expert I talked to wanted to bring my attention to the same underlying problem." It is "not the elephant but the herd of elephants in the room," …

John W. Whitehead (2020-07-05). It's Time to Declare Your Independence from Tyranny, America. globalresearch.ca The Declaration of Independence speaks volumes about the abuses suffered by early Americans at the hands of the British police state. Read it again, and ask yourself if the list of complaints tallied by Jefferson don't bear a startling resemblance to the abuses "we the people" are suffering today at the hands of the American police state.

Common Dreams staff (2020-07-05). 'Completely Out of Control': China Says 'US Epidemic' Threat to Rest of the World. commondreams.org 'In the coming fall and winter, the US epidemic will likely run rampant, and more countries and regions will be forced to suffer because of the US.' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Common Dreams staff (2020-07-05). Stone Mountain, Georgia: The Flashpoint Now at Center of Confederate Monument Removals. commondreams.org The mountain, known for its massive Confederate memorial carving, was the location of the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan in 1915. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Linda McQuaig (2020-07-05). How Ottawa is Driving Up the Cost of Infrastructure by Listening to Wall Street. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Shetterly (2020-07-05). White Men in Suits, Original Sin, and Rumplestiltskin. commondreams.org The millers daughter happens upon the imp dancing around his fire in the forest while he is chanting his name, Rumplestiltskin. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jorge Majfud (2020-07-05). Hitler's Ideologues: The U.S. Racism that Bore Fruit in Mein Kampf. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eric Zuesse (2020-07-05). Netherlands 'Justice' Is Totally Corrupt: The Malaysian MH17 Court Case against Russia. globalresearch.ca On Friday, July 3rd, the judge in the Netherlands court case against Russia as having fired a Buk missile that brought down the Malaysian Airlines plane that Ukrainian Air Traffic Control had instructed to fly over Ukraine's civil-war zone on …

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Trump stopped West Bank annexation: Ex-Knesset speaker. yenisafak.com The former Speaker of Knesset (Israel's parliament), Abraham Borg, said US President Donald Trump has halted the Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.In an interview with Italian daily "Il Fatto Quotidiano", Borg said Trump stopped the implementation of the annexation plan as "he doesn't have time to help Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in implementing the annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley".He described both Netanyahu and Trump as suffering from a "narcissistic paranoia, with no scrupulous and ethics who are ready to roll over anyone to save themselves and remain in power".W…

Johanna Ross (2020-07-05). Scotland Could Place English in Quarantine as Independence Debate Heats Up. globalresearch.ca There's no doubt that Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has had a better pandemic than her English counterpart. Sturgeon's ratings have been consistently high throughout the crisis, with one

Slava Zilber (2020-07-05). Alex Vitale, author of 'The End of Policing', explains what needs to come next. thecanary.co The Canary interviewed If you had to announce The End of Policing in three or four sentences, what would you say?

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Turkey brings back 90,000 citizens from 130 countries during pandemic. yenisafak.com Turkey has brought back more than 90,000 citizens from 130 countries so far as part of its evacuation efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, the country's top diplomat said on Sunday."We have successfully carried out the largest evacuation operation of the history of the Republic of Turkey, we brought back more than 90,000 citizens from 130 countries to our country," Mevlut Cavusoglu told a local tourism meeting in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.His country also helped 90 countries to evacuate their 230,000 citizens from Turkey, Cavusoglu added."Thanks to the measures we have taken, we have become one…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days. yenisafak.com People living in A Marina along Spain's northern coast in the region of Lugo will not be able to leave the area from midnight on Sunday until Friday, two days before regional elections in Galicia on July 12.The regional government said people will be allowed to move around A Marina but only those who need to travel for work will be allowed to leave or enter the area.Regional Health minister Jesus Vazquez Almuina told a news conference on Sunday that the biggest outbreaks were linked to several bars in the area. Regional health authorities said there were now 258 cases in Galicia, of which 117 were in Lugo.Capacit…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). UAE restructures government, seeking more agility as it deals with coronavirus impact. yenisafak.com The United Arab Emirates announced a broad government restructuring on Sunday, merging government entities and appointing new economy and industry ministers, and giving it a year to achieve new targets.The head of Abu Dhabi's national oil company ADNOC, Sultan al-Jaber, was named as industry and advanced technology minister and Abdullah al-Marri was appointed economy minister, as part of the restructuring announced by UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum on his official Twitter account.The energy and infrastructure ministries were merged under a single portfolio to be headed by the current ene…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Turkey seizes large amount of PKK ammunition in N.Iraq. yenisafak.com The Turkish military seized a large amount of ammunition as part of its anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, said the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Sunday.The ministry said in a written statement that search and sweep activities by commandos as part of the Operation Claw-Tiger seized four AK-47s, 40 hand grenades, as well as ammunition for RPG-7 rocket launcher and mortars, grenade throwers along with many others.The operation is successfully ongoing, it said.Turkey's operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle were launched last month to ensure the safety of the Turkish people and borders by neutralizing the…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Jets hit Libya's al-Watiya airbase where Turkey may build base, sources say. yenisafak.com Warplanes struck overnight at an airbase that was recently recaptured by Libya's internationally recognised government from eastern forces with help from Turkey, a military source with the eastern forces and a resident nearby said.The strikes were carried out by "unknown aircraft", the military source with the Libyan National Army (LNA) of eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said.A resident at the nearby town of Zintan said explosions were heard from the direction of the base.Watiya's recapture in May by the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli marked the start of a sudden collapse of the LNA's 14-mo…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Turkey extends condolences to Japan over deadly floods. yenisafak.com Turkey on Sunday extended condolences to Japan over the deadly floods."We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives and extensive damage caused by floods and mudslides in Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures, Japan," the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement."We extend our sincere condolences to the people and Government of Japan as well as to the relatives of those who lost their lives and wish a quick recovery to the injured," the ministry added.On Saturday, at least 15 people in the Kyushu island were killed, nine were missing and one was injured after heavy rain triggered floods and landslides in…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Over 20 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com Police seized over 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of heroin in eastern Turkey on Sunday, according to officials.Anti-drug police in the southeastern Gaziantep province launched an operation in the Ibni Sina neighborhood, the provincial security directorate said in a statement.During the operation, over 15 kg (33 lb) of heroin and 6.4 kg (14 lb) of methamphetamine were seized and a suspect arrested.Separately, more than 5.6 kg (12 lb) of heroin was seized in the Ipekyolu district of the eastern Van province.A sniffer dog found three packs of heroin hidden in three bags in a cargo distribution center.Two suspects, identi…

yenisafak (2020-07-05). Turkey: 114 exit hospital after fireworks factory blasts. yenisafak.com A total of 114 patients have been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for injuries from blasts in a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey, said a local official on Sunday.Speaking to reporters following inspections at the site of the blast, Sakarya Governor Cetin Oktay Kaldirim said eight people are being treated in hospital, including one seriously wounded.Friday's explosions killed four people, and two of them have been laid to rest on Saturday, Kaldirim said."The two other people killed in the incident were identified, and our prosecutor's office is working to deliver them to their families."

_____ (2020-07-05). The Democrats' Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan. popularresistance.org Don't believe for a minute that the Democrats climate plan even means what it says. Its solutions include disastrous scams like "biofuels" and nuclear energy. It proposes no fundamental change in lifestyle, no reduction in personal consumption, and no halt or reduction in eating meat (but renewable energy production on land used for livestock, so that the same land can mitigate the unacknowledged damage it is doing). It offers no proposed federal budget with any major moving of the money to where it's needed, and no plan to extract any resources from billionaires and corporate giants. | This plan has been critici…

_____ (2020-07-05). The Return Of The Anti-Antiwar Left. popularresistance.org In the writings of Dreyfuss, The New York Times' Michelle Goldberg, Mother Jones' David Corn, The Atlantic's Franklin Foer, New York magazine's resident dolt Jonathan Chait, and many more besides, we can see the emergence of the anti-anti-Cold War Left, there has also reemerged alongside it the very vocal and ravenously unscrupulous anti-antiwar Left. And it is on the issue of the Syrian war on which the anti-antiwar Left has coalesced, inexplicably arguing for the wholesale takeover of a secular police state by the very same Islamist radicals who, if given the chance, would turn around and immediately kill them…

_____ (2020-07-05). Churchill, Columbus And Leopold All Fall Down. popularresistance.org The perpetrators of crimes against humanity are often elevated to positions of respect and admiration. It all depends on who did the killing, and who was killed. Now the murderers are being called to account. The new movement in the United States against police and other state violence has inspired this welcome change taking place all over the world. The criminals are being exposed decades and even centuries after their atrocities took place. There is no statute of limitations for murder nor should there be for calling out people who have the blood of millions on their hands. The hand wringing over monument remov…

_____ (2020-07-05). On Contact: Patriotism And Dissent With Danny Sjursen. popularresistance.org Former Army Major Danny Sjursen, a frequent contributor to Popular Resistance, urges people to consider themselves citizens of humanity and not of a nation. Sjursen is the author of "Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War" where he defines patriotism as wanting the country to live up to its aspirations, that dissents from the United States when it is wrong. When a country becomes an empire, Sjursen says it is our patriotic duty to dissent. Sjursen discusses three types of patriotism. Principled participatory patriotism takes the same sense of duty to urge the United States to become a better place t…

_____ (2020-07-05). White Supremacy And Segregation Under FDR's New Deal. popularresistance.org Key New Deal programs failed Black Americans. The WPA and CCC could have been part of a segregation-busting project, but instead segregation was bolstered, as Blacks were relegated to separate work camps across the country, bringing Jim Crow to the North. The best jobs went to whites and out of the 10,000 WPA supervisors hired in the south, only 11 were Black. | This was one of the many concessions FDR made to the racist southern Democrats in his coalition, which bled over to the war mobilization where whites and Blacks served in segregated units. The backwardness of the South was forced upon the rest of the coun…

_____ (2020-07-05). Your White Neighbor's 'Black Lives Matter' Yard Sign Is Not Enough. popularresistance.org Despite my having grown up in the South, Portland is the most racist place I have ever lived. This is because being anti-racist isn't about using politically correct buzzwords and giving lip service to sensitive conversation topics. Being anti-racist is about constructing a landscape that is safe for dark people to inhabit. It is not about white people trying to prove they are "woke" by putting up yard signs. That is not even what "woke" means. "Woke" is a territory of open-eyed, unsuperficial, cultural awareness white people are nowhere close to occupying; they are not even in the neighborhood. But being anti-ra…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). Jahangiri felicitates Independence Day of Algeria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — In a message on Sunday, Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri felicitated Algerian government and nation on the country's Independence Day.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). Wearing masks mandatory in crowded places. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters announced on Sunday that wearing masks is mandatory in indoor and crowded places.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). Iran records 2,560 new cases, 163 deaths on Sunday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease has infected 2,560 people across Iran in the past 24 hours, according to the Iranian Health Ministry.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). 24-hour monitoring of Iran's airspace duty of Air Defense. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — The Commander of Iranian Air Defence Force noted that 24-hour full protection and monitoring of Iran's airspace is the duty of Iran's Air Defence.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). Zarif addresses Parliament open session. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif answered the questions of the Iranian lawmakers in the open session of the Parliament on Sunday.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). Iranian animation to go on screen at Venzuela's film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Iran's animated short title 'I'm not Alice but here is Wonderland' will be screened at Five Continents International Film Festival in Venezuela.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). Enemies afraid of Iran's increasing power. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – Head of Ideological-Political Organization of the Ministry of Defense Hojatoleslam Seyyed Ziaeddin Aghajanpour said that enemies are fear of increasing power and authority of the Islamic Iran in the international arena.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). AEOI to build a shed with more advanced equipment in Natanz. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) will construct a large shed with more advanced and sophisticated equipment in Natanz Nuclear Facility.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). What high-tech military equipment can Iran offer world? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Despite sanctions, Iran has been able to develop advanced military equipment and is ready to offer it for purchase in the world market.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). Iran not to witness economic collapse: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Underling the ability of the CBI in controlling forex rates and in the fight against enemies' psychological warfare, the Iranian President assured on Sunday that the country's economy will not collapse.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). 'Iran resumes saffron exports to some destinations'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — The deputy head of Iran's National Saffron Council informed that the country has resumed its exports of saffron to some countries.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). Pres. Rouhani stresses need for constructive coop. with Parl. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasized the need for establishing constructive interaction and unity between the government and the Parliament.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). '250 major water, electricity projects to come on stream'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Iran's energy minister announced on Sunday that the country will have 250 major water and electricity projects online by the end of the present Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021).

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). ISIL terrorists kill 2, including a child, in Nigeria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Takrifi terrorists affiliated to ISIL have launched an attack against civilians in northeast Nigeria, killing two people, including a five-year-old child, according to a UN report.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). Suez Canal to be replaced by Chabahar corridor: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Managing Director of Chabahar Free Zone Abdulrahim Kurdi said on Sunday that Suez Canal will be replaced by the Chabahar corridor in the future.

Harvey Smith (2020-07-05). Monday 7/13: LaborFest 2020: New Deal Art – Anita Brenner & Cultural Bridge-Builders. indybay.org This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Eva Illouz (2020-07-05). The four walls are not what we think they are. indybay.org As Thomas Hobbes put it, we will always be prepared to sacrifice a large part of our freedom for our security. For Arendt, modernity in general is characterized by the loss of the world. The private home cannot compensate for all that is lost. The private home must be a part of the "world." By being imprisoned, we have lost our freedom and the world itself.

Laborfest (2020-07-05). Sunday 7/12: LaborFest 2020: Technology, Lawsuits & How to Fight Union Busting. indybay.org This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Southern Alameda County Resistance Network (2020-07-05). Monday 7/6: Occupy Tri-City. indybay.org In Fremont, exact address to be disclosed on day of event. Contact me on signal for exact details prior to Monday | 425-749-6678…

Paddle Out for Tamario Smith (2020-07-05). Saturday 7/11: Paddle Out for Tamario Smith. indybay.org Cowells Beach, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz…

Independence Day has Not Arrived (2020-07-05). Assembling for Equity on the Fourth of July. indybay.org In late June the call went out to assemble for equity on the fourth of July, traditionally known as Independence Day. People said that America's Independence Day will have no value for them without significant social and economic changes. Some expressed it by saying "Independence Day has not arrived."

_____ (2020-07-05). A Historical Reminder of What Defines the United States, As Told by a Former Slave. strategic-culture.org We live in tumultuous days… one could say "the end of an era". | It is clear that there is a storm coming, however, the question is will it be the sort of storm that provides sustenance and relief to drought-stricken and barren lands, or will it be the sort of storm that destroys indiscriminately and leaves nothing recognizable in its wake? | There is such a heavy tension in the air, the buildup we are told of centuries of injustice, oppression and murder. It feels like the entire world's burden has laid itself upon one culprit and that it is high time that that villain pay for past blood spilled. | That villai…

_____ (2020-07-05). Russia's Political Stability Ensured While the West Sinks. strategic-culture.org Despite what American and European commentators may think, there really is a deep desire among people to vote for their own sovereignty. And that impulse was on full display last week with the announcement of the results of Russia's public vote to approve the changes to its constitution. | The final tally put the vote at 78% in favor with a 65% voter turnout for the referendum. These are the most sweeping changes to Russia's constitution since it was ratified back in 1993, which vested the President with immense power. | And while the final package of reforms differed in one important aspect from the original one…

_____ (2020-07-05). VIDEO: Is There Really Such a Thing as White Privilege? strategic-culture.org From the restricted perspective of Segregation America or Apartheid South Africa — Yes. But from a greater historical perspective this idea is madness. Watch the video and read more

Richard Horton (2020-07-04). [Comment] Offline: It's time to convene nations to end this pandemic. thelancet.com A historic and calamitous milestone was reached this week. WHO reported more than 10 million cases of COVID-19 and over 500‚Äà000 COVID-19 deaths. The world's political leaders have been tested and they have been found wanting. It's hard to recall a more lamentable response to a global emergency. Even the climate crisis had its Kyoto and Paris agreements. But despite the urgency of this continuing human catastrophe, despite the immediacy of the economic collapse we are witnessing, there has still been no moment when nations have been convened to reflect on lessons to be learned, to coordinate ac…

Andrew Harmer, Anja Leetz, Ben Eder, Remco van de Pas, Sophie Gepp (2020-07-04). [Correspondence] Time for WHO to declare climate breakdown a PHEIC? thelancet.com At the opening plenary of the World Health Assembly in May, 2019, Richard Horton urged member states and the Secretariat of WHO to recognise climate change as a planetary emergency. A few days later, during a side event on air pollution, climate change, oceans, and health sponsored by the Government of Sweden, the Minister of Health for the Seychelles Jean Paul Adam argued that climate change has to be recognised as a public health emergency at the international level. Johan Giesecke1 once stressed that as public health emergencies of international concern (PHEICs) evolve into more complex forms, it becomes neces…

Ophira Ginsburg, Richard Horton (2020-07-04). [Comment] A Lancet Commission on women and cancer. thelancet.com Over the past decade, the global health community has begun to acknowledge that cancer is an increasingly important public health and economic challenge in all countries.1 What is not acknowledged is the disproportionate impact of cancer on the lives and livelihoods of women, and the downstream impacts this creates for societies. In 104 countries, breast cancer has the highest age-standardised incidence rate of all cancers in both sexes combined; in 23 countries, it is cervical cancer.2 Of the 938‚Äà044 deaths from these two cancers in 2018, most were premature and preventable and occurred in a…

Helena Hui Wang, Esther Lau, Richard Horton (2020-07-04). [Comment] The Wakley—Wu Lien Teh Prize Essay 2020: Chinese health workers' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com "I feel deeply the burden of the honour placed upon me in being chairman of this Medical Conference, which is unique in our history, powerful in its representation, and which gives China a strong position amongst nations seeking the welfare of the people", wrote Wu Lien Teh in his first publication in The Lancet,1 on his inaugural address delivered at the International Plague Conference in Shenyang, China, in 1911. Wu was elected as the chair of the conference for his work in controlling the pneumonic plague epidemic outbreak in 1910—11 in northeastern China, which ultimately claimed about 60‚Ä&a…

Ali Salam (2020-07-04). Fifteen Palestinians Shot, Injured at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest. imemc.org Fifteen Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers, Friday, at the weekly protest in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Locals in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the Qalqilia governorate, have been organizing protests every Friday for several years, to express their …

Patricia Claus (2020-07-04). Ioannidis: 150-300 Million Already Had the Virus, Infection Fatality Rate for People Under 45 "Almost 0%" anti-empire.com Leading epidemiologist Dr. John Ioannidis of Stanford University estimates that about 150-300 million or more people have already been infected by COVID-19 around the world, far more than the 10 million documented cases. | In an interview with Greek Reporter, the Greek American scientist warns, however, that the draconian lockdowns imposed in many countries may have the opposite effect of what was intended. "Globally, the lockdown measures have increased the number of people at risk of starvation to 1.1 billion, and they are putting at risk millions of lives," he says. | It was just three months ago, soon after t…

_____ (2020-07-04). Seattle Activists Share Their Vision For Black Trans Pride. popularresistance.org In recent years, trans issues have broken into the mainstream. It didn't happen overnight; it's been a long time coming. Trans activists have been at the center of the fight for LGBTQ rights since before Stonewall, decrying discrimination and violence against their peers for decades. | Now, between Pride Month and protests centering on Black lives, these issues are in the spotlight again. Black trans activists have taken to social media and the streets, bringing attention in particular to the growing number of murdered Black trans women within their community. | For many who've criticized the commodification of P…

Eliza Egret (2020-07-04). As Black Lives Matter protests continue on US Independence Day, Seattle police are accused of 'emboldening white supremacists'. thecanary.co Two women are in serious condition in a Seattle hospital after a man drove into them at high speed during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest. The women were part of a crowd which had blocked and closed a Seattle freeway in the early hours of 4 July. The devastating #seattleprotest this morning. I'm surprised anyone lived. | Victims: | 32 yr woman in serious/stable condition | 24 yr woman in critical condition | Suspect: | 27 yr male from Seattle

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). VIDEO: Car hits protesters on Seattle highway. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – A 27-year-old driver drove a white Jaguar onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, inflicting serious injuries to two of the protestors.

RT (2020-07-04). Bone-chilling video shows speeding car hit 2 BLM protesters on freeway in Seattle. rt.com A speeding car, which drove around vehicles blocking a road in Seattle in an area where a Black Lives Matter protest was taking place, has hit two women, killing one. The terrifying moment was caught on camera. | The two victims of the hit-and-run were taken to the Harborview Medical Center, but one later died from her injuries, a spokesperson for the hospital said. | The graphic video shows a white car maneuvering around a couple of vehicles blocking the road and hitting the protesters in the process. The collision sends the victims flying as the car struggles to get back to the middle of the road. | WARNING!

WSWS (2020-07-04). Naming new French prime minister, Macron coordinates austerity with unions. wsws.org Jean Castex is being brought in to coordinate with the unions the draconian austerity policies that Macron and the banks will impose amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gordon Duff (2020-07-04). Vital: Canada crushed COVID while US flounders, Trump v. Trudeau is why (video, must see). thealtworld.com Here's how Canada controlled its Covid-19 cases as the US struggles. There's been no controversy over masks, plus "early and widespread testing, a free health care system still building surge capacity, longer shutdowns, slower reopenings, social distancing." | Here's how Canada controlled its Covid-19 cases as the US struggles. There's been no controversy over masks, plus "early and widespread testing, a free health care system still building surge capacity, longer shutdowns,…

WSWS (2020-07-04). Riverside, California: HCA nurses strike continues as coronavirus takes its toll. wsws.org According to health officials, the confirmed active case count in Riverside bloated to 10,059 on Thursday, compared to 9,532 on Wednesday. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 stands at 465.

Sulaiman Almazeedi, Sarah Al-Youha, Mohammad H. Jamal, Mohannad Al-Haddad, Ali Al-Muhaini, Fahad Al-Ghimlas, Salman Al-Sabah (2020-07-04). [Research Paper] Characteristics, risk factors and outcomes among the first consecutive 1096 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Kuwait. thelancet.com In Kuwait, prior to the first case of COVID-19 being reported in the country, mass screening of incoming travelers from countries with known outbreaks was performed and resulted in the first identified cases in the country. All COVID-19 cases at the time and subsequently after, were transferred to a single center, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Hospital, where the patients received standardized investigations and treatments. The objective of this study was to characterize the demographics, clinical manifestations, and outcomes in this unique patient population.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-04). COVID-19 Coronavirus "Fake" Pandemic: Timeline and Analysis. globalresearch.ca On January 30, a far-reaching decision was taken by the WHO without the support of expert opinion at a time when the coronavirus outbreak was limited to Mainland China. 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken, 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc. In early March, 430 cases in the US.

WSWS (2020-07-04). French unions collaborate with employers to impose mass layoffs as COVID-19 crisis deepens. wsws.org As an international wave of layoffs and plant closures comes in France, the trade unions are working closely with the Macron government and employers to suppress workers' opposition to this assault.

WSWS (2020-07-04). Back-to-work policy accelerates spread of COVID-19 in Israel. wsws.org The number of new coronavirus cases has doubled every 12 days over the last month and now averages more than 500 a day.

WSWS (2020-07-04). Tories resurrect cynical "Clap for Carers" on 72nd anniversary of the NHS. wsws.org Sunday's event insults the memory of hundreds of health and social care workers who died of COVID-19 trying to save the lives of others.

Tom Conway (2020-07-04). How Donald Trump's failures turned Dallas into a COVID-19 hotspot. nationofchange.org Yet Trump not only failed to channel existing stimulus funds to hard-hit areas like Dallas but also refused to use his clout to push an acceptable local government aid package through Congress.

WSWS (2020-07-04). UAW and General Motors downplay outbreaks of COVID-19 at US auto plants. wsws.org As the UAW and auto corporations to play down the health crisis, workers' anger is at breaking point as they demand the plants be shut down for their safety.

_____ (2020-07-04). UK Decision On Venezuelan Gold Condemned: 'It's Daylight Robbery!'. popularresistance.org The fact that the UK High Court cites the UK government's recognition of Juan Guaidó as the reason for blocking access to the gold is farcical. The UK government has formally recognised Guaidó as "interim president", but maintains full consular and diplomatic relations with Venezuela and its legitimate government. There is a Venezuelan ambassador in London and a British ambassador in Caracas. | Furthermore, the Venezuelan government had pledged that proceeds from the repatriation of the gold reserves would only be used, under supervision of the UN Human Development Program, in the fight against the COVID-19 pande…

WSWS (2020-07-04). "Deep cleaning" in Australian schools: Image and reality. wsws.org As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, governments promised thoroughly cleaned classrooms, but school cleaners have neither the resources nor hours to conduct the necessary cleaning.

ahtribune (2020-07-04). Panic and the Pandemic 'Down Under': The Ultimate Unseen Enemy. ahtribune.com In the southeastern corner of Australia a State of Emergency has replaced what was known until recently only as the State of Victoria. The unseen enemy has been a fact of modern life since the 1950s but at least the red under the bed could be seen if found. COVID-19 is the ultimate unseen enemy, because it literally cannot be seen except through a microscope and noone knows where it is and when it will strike. | The panic generated by the spread of the virus is completely disproportionate to the risk of dying from it. Between late January and July 1, 2020, 2,505, 923 people were tested for COVID-19 in Australi…

yenisafak (2020-07-04). Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to Serbia. yenisafak.com A Turkish military plane carrying the second batch of medical supplies for Serbia left the capital Ankara on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic.An A-400M military plane departed from the Etimesgut Military Airport to carry the equipment including ventilators, masks, overalls, and safety goggles.The first set of supplies was sent on June 12.There are over 15,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 298 deaths in Serbia, according to data compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil and R…

yenisafak (2020-07-04). Coronavirus deaths surge beyond 10,000 in Russia. yenisafak.com Coronavirus-related deaths in Russia crossed the 10,000 mark on Saturday.With 168 fatalities registered over the last 24 hours, the overall count went up to 10,027, the country's emergency task force said in a daily report.The daily growth in coronavirus cases remains below 7,000 for the ninth consecutive day, since 6,632 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the overall count to 674,515.Recoveries surged by 8,986 to reach 446,879, raising the share of recovered people to 66,2%.Earlier this week, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said the country will continue increasing polymerase chain reaction…

_____ (2020-07-04). Release The Prisoners: Ohio Jail 100 Percent Positive For Covid. popularresistance.org In a recent report, the Ohio Immigrant Alliance stated that the Morrow County Correctional Facility in Mt. Gilead is the first county jail in the state to be 100 percent COVID-positive. The jail, holding local prisoners as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, is also the first 100 percent COVID-positive ICE detention center in the U.S. | The Alliance accuses jail authorities of failing to follow their own protocols as well as ICE standards. | According to the Alliance report, "None of the inmates and detainees at Morrow County have been seen by a doctor in the facility, despite their COVID diagn…

_____ (2020-07-04). Danny Sjursen: Fourth Of July Musings. popularresistance.org Once again, this Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate — to the unwitting militarist racist tune that is the "Star Spangled Banner" — more than just the nation's Independence Day. Though most folks will, if at a reasonable social distance, focus more on the backyard beer and brats, U.S. jingoism and exceptionalism will invariably be on the menu. | That last sentiment, particularly amidst the COVID- and mass protest-exposing era of forever war at home and abroad, deserves a closer and critical look. For exceptionalism is truly a national disease that ravages American bodies and democratic institutio…

_____ (2020-07-04). FCA Toledo Jeep Workers Support Call For Rank-And-File Safety Committees. popularresistance.org Anger is reaching a boiling point as workers continue to fall ill and management and the United Auto Workers union refuse to release information about the extent of COVID-19 cases. "It is ridiculous," Johnny, a worker at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo North Assembly Plant, said. "Threats and intimidation. People popping up positive left and right. I've been hearing we've had about 11 positive this week alone. All the different parts of the plants. Plus, there are several other potential cases." | Another worker at the FCA Toledo plant said that workers needed a rank-and-file safety committee at their factory, adding that…

sputniknews (2020-07-04). Nigel Farage Causes a Stir On Social Media By Posting a Picture From a Pub. sputniknews.com The development comes as England announces a major relaxation of safety measures introduced to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and even cinemas have been allowed to open, as well as places of worship.

sputniknews (2020-07-04). Trump Hosts Independence Day Celebrations Amid Fears of COVID-19 Pandemic – Video. sputniknews.com Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Independence Day celebrations will generally not see barbeque parties and massive gatherings to "ensure the health and safety of those attending".

sputniknews (2020-07-04). WHO Halts Trials of Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir for COVID-19 Treatment. sputniknews.com GENEVA (Sputnik) – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing trials of hydroxychloroquine and the combination of lopinavir/ritonavir for treatment, as part of its tests to find efficient remedies against the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Iran sues US for effect of sanction on spread of COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi said on Saturday that Iran has filed a complaint regarding the effect of sanctions on the fight against COVID-19.

RT (2020-07-04). Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for Covid-19 after flying for president's Mt Rushmore event. rt.com Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of US President Donald Trump's eldest son, has been infected with coronavirus and is self-isolating. She attended numerous campaign events, including the president's Tulsa rally. | Guilfoyle, a former Fox News talk show host, has been "immediately isolated to limit any exposure," Sergio Gor, a chief of staff for the Trump Victory Finance Committee, which Guilfoyle leads, said in a statement. | She's doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she's asymptomatic but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events. | CNN reported that Guilfoyle tes…

RT (2020-07-04). Clinton says she could beat Trump in 2020, would have handled Covid-19 pandemic better. rt.com Despite losing to Donald Trump in 2016, Hillary Clinton maintains she could defeat him if she were standing in 2020, and would have done a better job handling the Covid-19 pandemic, setting off a ripple of mockery on social media. | Asked by the 'Awards Chatter' podcast about the possibility of a rematch against Trump in November and if she could theoretically win it, Clinton responded with a definitive "yes." | "You know, when he ran before, people who knew him mostly knew him from reality TV. He'd been in their living rooms, and he was a businessman, and he looked like a billionaire, and he rode around in hi…

RT (2020-07-04). 'Anybody need any ventilators?' Trump says huge US Covid numbers are due to testing but FAKE NEWS media won't tell the story. rt.com President Donald Trump has tweeted that the high number of Covid-19 cases in the US is actually a good thing as it is due to expanded testing, but the "fake news media" refuses to cover the shrinking mortality rate. | "Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn't test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News," the president tweeted on Saturday. | He continued: "In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media al…

RT (2020-07-04). 'Grossly unconstitutional': California ban on singing at religious ceremonies stokes outcry as protests continue to draw thousands. rt.com The California state government has issued a directive barring singing and chanting at religious services, citing dangers posed by Covid-19. The order has been condemned as blatantly discriminatory, some even deeming it illegal. | The new

RT (2020-07-04). LA mayor warns citizens to cancel Fourth of July plans to 'save lives,' but supports Black Lives Matter protests. rt.com Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning citizens to avoid Fourth of July celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic, yet is fully in support of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and was even pictured at one not wearing a mask. | "We're going to have to celebrate differently this year. Everyone should cancel plans with others for the 4th of July. You shouldn't gather with anyone who doesn't live in your household," Garcetti He followed up on the actual holiday with multiple tweets doubling dow…

Staff (2020-07-04). No One Should Have to Die in Prison. truthout.org Every year people die in the custody of Illinois Department of Corrections, the vast majority due in part to overincarceration. COVID-19 is highlighting this fact because it is attacking the elderly and infirm, many of whom have spent decades enduring harsh prison conditions. They die lonely deaths for no other reason than incarceration politics, and in a vain attempt to satiate the insatiable appetite some people have for revenge. | Gov. J.B. Pritzker and others have recently voiced support for early releases of "non-violent offend…

Dave Lindorff (2020-07-04). Why the high dudgeon over alleged Russian bounties for Taliban slaying of US troops. nationofchange.org Certainly they want Trump to look bad for not loudly condemning the Russians for this alleged atrocity.

Newsclick (2020-07-04). Economically, US is a declining power, China is a rising power. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Signs of Our Time, Marxist intellectual Aijaz Ahmad and Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research talk about the state of US-China relations and rising tensions in East Asia. Prof. Ahmad analyses the decline in US economic and strategic power and talks about the implications of the China-Russia partnership…

Marx Memorial Library (2020-07-04). What is 'post-capitalism'? mronline.org It's an empty phrase used by people who wish to bypass the necessity of struggle, says the MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY.

Liberation Staff, Denver (2020-07-04). Thousands march for Elijah McClain, massive community blockade of police station ensues in Aurora, CO. liberationnews.org Elijah McClain's case has recently garnered national and international attention, ten months after his death, as the movement against police murder and racism grows around the country and the world.

Eds. (2020-07-04). Confederates in the Capital. mronline.org The National Statuary Collection announced the unification of the former slave economy's emotional heartland with the heart of national government.

Frederick Douglass (2020-07-04). øCuál, para el esclavo estadounidense, es tu 4 de julio? liberationnews.org Respondo: un día que le revela, más que todos los demás días del año, la gran injusticia y crueldad de la que él es la víctima constante.

RT (2020-07-04). 'Cheers!': Farage hits back at claims he broke lockdown rules for pint in local pub. rt.com Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has given short shrift to claims he broke UK quarantine rules by enjoying a pint in his local pub, seemingly less than 14 days after visiting the United States to take part in a Trump rally.

RT (2020-07-04). Head of Russia's Women's Union thinks rainbow-colored ice cream is 'indirect propaganda' aimed at making kids think being gay's OK. rt.com Rainbow-colored ice cream may endanger children by encouraging them to favorably view the multi-striped Gay Pride flag, according to the head of the Union of Women of Russia. She wants more controls on LGBT imagery in advertising. | Ekaterina Lakhova was speaking at a video conference attended by President Vladimir Putin that focused on the recently approved amendments to the Russian constitution. One of the changes defines a marriage as a union between a man and a woman. | On June 25, the US Embassy in Moscow made headlines when it flew a large rainbow flag alongside the US' famous stars-and-stripes as a show…

RT (2020-07-04). Dutch MH17 trial: Court to consider report from Russian missile producer that points to Ukraine as culprit. rt.com A Dutch court investigating the downing of MH17 has agreed to hear from Almaz-Antey, a Russian arms manufacturer, which argues that the prevailing Western narrative — that rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down the plane — is false. | The hearing in Badhoevedorp, Netherlands says it will explore alternative scenarios in the high-profile trial, in which four anti-Kiev fighters stand accused of using a Russian anti-aircraft missile to destroy the civilian plane, killing 283 passengers — mostly Dutch — and 15 crew on board. | Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lum…

RT (2020-07-04). Despite speculation, Russia and US are NOT negotiating spy swap for Paul Whelan — senior Russian diplomat. rt.com Moscow and Washington are not discussing a potential prisoner swap involving Paul Whelan – a former US marine, with multiple citizenships – convicted of espionage, according to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. | Immediately after Whelan's guilty verdict on June 15, attention turned to the possibility of a prisoner exchange. | "People have mentioned some form of secret consultation, negotiations on this issue. I declare, with all responsibility, that this kind of discussion is not being held with the US," Ryabkov said. | Last month, a Moscow court convicted Whelan of spying against Russia and sen…

The Canary (2020-07-04). Three US officers fired for photos mocking Black police killing victim Elijah McClain. thecanary.co Three officers have been fired over photos showing them re-enact a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man. Police stopped McClain on a street in Denver and put him in a chokehold, which eventually resulted in his death.One of those sacked is Jason Rosenblatt, a white officer who helped stop McClain in August 2019 for wearing a ski mask and "being suspicious".Police put McClain in a chokehold, paramedics injected him with a sedative, and he suffered cardiac arrest before later being taken off life support.Aurora interim police chief Vanessa Wilson told reporters that officers sent the offending…

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-04). The Heat: Iran arms embargo. america.cgtn.com The United States threatens Iran with military force to stop the Islamic Republic from acquiring nuclear weapons.

RT (2020-07-04). Breakthrough in dark matter mystery as neutral hydrogen from other galaxies detected for first time. rt.com In a development that could finally shed light on dark matter, an international team of scientists have detected neutral hydrogen atoms, from a galaxy other than our own, for the very first time. | The finding came thanks to the enormous Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), which sits in a hilly, green natural basin in southwest China's Guizhou Province. | The researchers detected the hydrogen coming from three extragalactic galaxies with only five minutes of exposure, a feat that demonstrates the exceptional sensitivity of the telescope. It is the first time neutral hydrogen from outs…

RT (2020-07-04). Wacky Hollywood: Tim Robbins blasts ICE as 'SS' in charge of 'ethnic cleansing'. rt.com 'Shawshank Redemption' star Tim Robbins has compared US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Nazis, and claimed the agency's goal is to target people of color and give America an "ethnic cleansing." | "ICE are massively funded, militarized police whose function is to deport people of color. Ethnic cleansing in America," tweeted the actor in reaction to a story about President Donald Trump designating ICE a "security agency" in an effort to protect the identities of its employees. | "Now they are a massively funded, militarized SECRET police (SS) that don't have to identify themselves or answer to anyon…

RT (2020-07-04). Transformer explosion triggers fire at power plant in Iran (VIDEOS). rt.com A large blaze has erupted at a power station in southwest Iran, causing brief electricity outages in the area. The incident is the latest in the string of mishaps at strategic facilities across the country. | The fire broke out on Saturday at the Zargan plant, located in the city of Ahvaz. Footage from the scene, which has been circulating online, shows a large column of black smoke coming from the facility. | ÿπÿßÿ¨ŸÑ | ÿߟÑÿ¢ŸÜ : ÿߟܟÅÿ¨ÿßÿ± Ÿáÿ&…

RT (2020-07-04). Israeli plan to annex parts of West Bank may prompt third intifada, Abbas adviser warns. rt.com If Tel Aviv goes ahead with its plan to annex parts of the West Bank, the region is set to see a new, all-out uprising of Palestinians backed by most of the Arab world, warned an aide to the Palestinian Authority president.

RT (2020-07-04). From 'majestic' to 'monument for 2 slave owners': CNN makes about-face on Mt. Rushmore in its coverage of Obama & Trump. rt.com In its latest attempt to tar US President Donald Trump's event at Mt. Rushmore, CNN framed the iconic monument as a homage to slavery, despite previously dubbing it a salute to "four great presidents." | CNN correspondent Leyla Santiago took to the airwaves on Friday to report on the president's rally to mark Independence Day at the memorial later in the evening, putting heavy emphasis on its links to slavery and abuses of Native Americans while implying the site was chosen for those reasons. | "Kicking off the Independence Day weekend, President Trump will be at Mt. Rushmore, where he'll be standing in front…

RT (2020-07-04). 'Wanted to cheer everyone up': 3 Colorado cops sacked after selfie mocking black chokehold victim. rt.com Three officers were fired by the Aurora Police Department in Colorado after taking smiling selfies mimicking a chokehold at a memorial for an unarmed young black man who died following an encounter with police. | Officers Erica Marrero, Kyle Dittrich and Jason Rosenblatt were fired from the police force following an internal investigation. Their follow officer, Jaron Jones, was about to be fired too but chose to resign during the probe. | Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said that, although their actions are not a criminal offense, they are a "crime against humanity and decency." | It shows a lack of morals…

RT (2020-07-04). 'Must protect our history': Trump announces creation of 'National Garden of American Heroes' monument park. rt.com US President Donald Trump has announced a "vast" new monument park to house statues in tribute to "the greatest Americans to ever live," stating that a new executive order will set the project into motion. | "For the sake of our union, we must protect and preserve our history, our heritage and our great heroes," Trump told the crowd at a rally at South Dakota's Mt. Rushmore on Friday night, during a speech largely focused on preserving American history. | Today, under the authority vested in me as the president of the United States, I am announcing the creation of a new monument to the giants of our past. I a…

RT (2020-07-04). 'The very definition of totalitarianism:' Trump unloads on 'cancel culture,' 'left-wing fascism' at Mt. Rushmore event. rt.com US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on "cancel culture" — an in-vogue concept that has seen Americans ostracized for voicing views at odds with the mainstream — branding it the hallmark of totalitarianism. | Speaking at the 'Salute America' event to mark Independence Day at South Dakota's Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Friday, Trump pulled no punches tearing into the notorious phenomenon which has come to be known as "cancel culture." The idea has led to the "cancelling" of public figures and regular Americans alike, typically hounded out of polite society for their views…

RT (2020-07-04). WATCH Antifa members brawl and erect barricades in downtown Portland on Independence Day. rt.com Activists were filmed fist-fighting and erecting barricades across the streets in central Portland, Oregon. They'd attacked the city's courthouse and clashed with US marshals the previous night. | Journalist Andy Ngo shared clips of protesters, whom he identified as local Antifa members, picking up fence sections and roadblocks and using them to erect barricades. | pic.twitter.com/UFEmfJkW9c— Andy Ngॠ(@MrAndyNgo) Antifa in downtown Portland are making their wall taller.

RT (2020-07-04). Outcry after Virginia officials order US flag to be removed from capitol construction site due to it being 'target' for protesters. rt.com The Virginia state government has ordered a giant American banner to be pulled from the would-be seat of the local General Assembly amid fears that protesters could tear the flag down. The decision has prompted pushback online. | The huge banner, made of tarps, was ordered to be taken down from what is set to become the future seat of the state legislature just as the nation was gearing up to mark July 4. | State officials argued that the removal was a necessary precautionary measure, so that Black Lives Matter protesters don't see red over the US state symbol, which has been repeatedly burned as initially pea…

RT (2020-07-04). 'Wanted to cheer everyone up': 3 Colorado cops sacked after selfie mocking black chokehold victim. rt.com Three officers were fired by the Aurora Police Department in Colorado after taking smiling selfies mimicking a chokehold at a memorial for an unarmed young black man who died following an encounter with police. | Officers Erica Marrero, Kyle Dittrich and Jason Rosenblatt were fired from the police force following an internal investigation. Their follow officer, Jaron Jones, was about to be fired too but chose to resign during the probe. | Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said that, although their actions are not a criminal offense, they are a "crime against humanity and decency." | It shows a lack of morals…

Daniel Horowitz (2020-07-04). More Evidence That Most Coronavirus Cases Are Now Weaker Than the Flu. anti-empire.com Evidence continues to mount that the new infections throughout much of the country are extremely mild, with the exception of some D…

Jeffrey A. Tucker (2020-07-04). Society Is Infinitely Smarter Than Any One Individual but Lockdowns Kneecapped It. anti-empire.com We've lived through the most bizarre experience of human folly in my lifetime, and perhaps in generations. Among the strangest aspects of this has been the near universal failure on the part of regular people, and even the appointed "experts" (the ones the government employs, in any case), to have internalized anything about the basics of viruses that my mother understands, thanks to her mother before who had a solid education in the subject after World War II. | Thus, for example, are all governments ready to impose new lockdowns should the infection data turn in the other direction. Under what theory, precisely…

Michael Fumento (2020-07-04). 2010: Why the WHO Faked a Pandemic. anti-empire.com The World Health Organization has suddenly gone from crying "The sky is falling!" like a cackling Chicken Little to squealing like a stuck pig. The reason: charges that the agency deliberately fomented swine flu hysteria. "The world is going through a real pandemic. The description of it as a fake is wrong and irresponsible," the

Wolf Richter (2020-07-04). Continued Unemployment Claims in the US Rise by Another 1 Million, Now at Eye-Watering 31.5 Million. anti-empire.com Normally, the jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is released on the first Friday of the month. And the unemployment claims report is released Thursday every week. But this month, the monthly jobs report was also released today because of the 4th of July weekend. And now we have this delicious situation of both reports on the same day, with the Labor Department's unemployment insurance data — people who are actually receiving unemployment benefits under state and federal programs — calling the Bureau of Labor Statistics' survey-based report a liar. And we'll go through them. | What the L…

_____ (2020-07-04). The International Dimensions of 1776 and How an Age of Reason Was Subverted. strategic-culture.org This July 4th, a larger-than-usual shadow is cast upon America which has come face-to-face with some serious historic reckonings. While the existence of an oligarchy and international "deep state" should not be ignored as a political force of history- arranging wars, assassinations and promoting economic enslavement of people and nations throughout the centuries, the guilt cannot entirely be placed on this apparatus. As Shakespeare's Cassius once said to Brutus "our fate… is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings." | The mob which Shakespeare mocked as a mindless instrument of tyrants in his…

John Bellamy Foster (2020-07-04). George Washington and genocide. mronline.org 'The immediate objects are the total destruction and devastation of [Iroquois Confederacy] settlements and the capture of as many prisoners of every age and sex as possible…. the country may not be merely overrun but destroyed.' —Commands from George Washington to General Sullivan on May 31, 1779…

Greg Palast (2020-07-04). Trump's Vote-Heist Dress Rehearsal. zcomm.org The hidden, ugly story of the new Jim Crow tactics tested in the recent primaries—and coming soon to a state near you…

IMEMC News (2020-07-04). No To Israeli Annexation — Palestine Solidarity Protest — Derry, Ireland, July 4 2020. imemc.org For IMEMC News, Niall àì Brolcháin: Some of the crowd who gathered in Derry to protest against Israel's proposed illegal annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. Photo:…

_____ (2020-07-04). The University Community As A Microcosm Of The National Economy. popularresistance.org In sum, MMT suggests that the printing of money can be calibrated to the fulfillment of short and long term needs. Money could and should be provided for health care for all, support for education (K through university), structural renovation, transitioning away from fossil fuels, the creation of jobs for all and universal basic income programs, and support for a Green New Deal. These programs were vitally needed before the pandemic and are even more essential since its onset. Of course, cutting military spending, pork-barrel legislation, and creating a progressive tax system helps. But the human needs articulate…

Staff (2020-07-04). Treaty Defenders Arrested for Blocking Road to Trump's Mount Rushmore Event. truthout.org Style note: Indian Country Today will refer to individuals defending the Black Hills as treaty defenders. The Black Hills, where Mount Rushmore is carved, are unceded territory in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 and acknowledged by a 1980 Supreme Court ruling in the United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians. | More than 100 treaty defenders and other protesters gathered on a highway leading to Mount Rushmore on Friday ahead of President Donald Trump's speech at the monument. |

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yenisafak (2020-07-04). Antifa, YPG/PKK ties threaten national peace in West. yenisafak.com Many Western countries support the idea of backing the YPG/PKK in Syria but Turkish officials reject aiding a terror group to beat another, ISIS/Daesh. A recent report released by the Turkish National Police Academy warned that countries of origin might face serious security challenges once foreign fighters in Syria return home.The YPG is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror group that has the blood of tens of thousands of Turkish citizens on its hands. But warnings by Ankara have fallen on deaf ears and the YPG continues to recruit more and more foreign fighters. The report written by academics Murat Tinas and…

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2020-07-04). Cal Democrats Not Paying Unemployment Claims; Pro-War Feinstein. indybay.org From the home front, with the California Supermajority Democratic Legislature & Governor contracting out to process millions of unemployment claims, many unpaid for months, to California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein voting to continue the blood for oil illegal occupation and war in Afghanistan, the Democratic Party insists with every move it is the same as the Republican Party.

Fight Back (2020-07-04). NYC Mayor's promise to defund NYPD falls short of the people's demands. fightbacknews.org New York, NY — The New York City Council voted Tuesday, June 30 in favor of a new budget proposal that will supposedly cut NYPD funding by $1 billion from the police department's current annual budget of $6 billion. This comes in response to recent protests demanding that the city defund the NYPD. While Mayor Bill DeBlasio claims that the budget plan answers protesters' calls, the proposed 'cuts' in funding are in truth no more than an illusion. | Mayor DeBlasio claims that several hundred million dollars cut from the NYPD will go to funding for education. However, the reality is that the money currently us…

teleSUR (2020-07-04). Chile: Police Shoots Dead Young Man During Protest in Santiago. telesurenglish.net A 21-year-old man Saturday was shot dead in Santiago de Chile by the police during a demonstration against President Sebastian Piñera's administration. | RELATED: | The Haitian-descendent man was shot during a manifestation in Melipilla municipality when the residents were carrying out a protest against the social and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. | The victim was taken to San Jose Hospital, where he died a…

WSWS (2020-07-04). Trump gives fascistic rant at Mount Rushmore event held in defiance of health experts. wsws.org Trump sought to use recent attacks on monuments to leaders of the American Revolution and Civil War to brand protesters against police killings as "far-left fascists," while hailing the police and right-wing militia groups and pledging to crack down on opponents of his authoritarian and pro-corporate policies.

WSWS (2020-07-04). Residents of Sheboygan, Wisconsin protest police murder of man with mental illness history. wsws.org Over 100 protesters took to the streets Thursday evening after Kevan Ruffin, 32, was shot multiple times by an unnamed Sheboygan police deputy earlier in the day.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-04). A wave of socialism is sweeping the United States. peoplesdispatch.org Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News discusses the protests against racial injustice and police violence as the US celebrates independence day. He analyses the stage of the protests, the demand for defunding the police, and talks about socialism and class politics.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-04). Unions hold coutrywide wide demonstrations against anti-people policies in India. peoplesdispatch.org Ten of thousands workers from different trade unions staged a countrywide protest on July 3, which also involved public sector employees, industrial workers, scheme workers and agricultural workers…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-04). A wave of socialism is sweeping through the United States. peoplesdispatch.org Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News discusses the protests against racial injustice and police violence as the US celebrates independence day. He analyses the stage of the protests, the demand for defunding the police, and talks about socialism and class politics.

Fight Back (2020-07-04). National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to join "We Can't Breathe" protest at RNC. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL -The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) will be joining the massive demonstration that is set for August 27 at the Republican National Convention (RNC), in Jacksonville, Florida. The "We Can't Breathe" protest, organized by the Coalition to March on the RNC, will focus on stopping police crimes and advancing the demand for community control of the police. | Speaking about the need to march on the RNC, Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression states, "The Trump administration has been green-lighting police crimes…

2020-07-05: Social Media Postees

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Break Gilead's patent since US has bought all stock of Remdesivir
Prabir Purkayastha | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-05
Trump is trying to improve his waning electoral chances by reserving all of Gilead's stock of Remdesivir to cover up his disastrous handling of the Covid-19 epidemic so far…
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LancetGate: "Scientific Corona Lies" and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead's Remdesivir
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
Introduction: | There is an ongoing battle to suppress Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a cheap and effective drug for the treatment of Covid-19. The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed …
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COVID-19: virus strain dominant worldwide is different from original in Wuhan
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-05
According to a publication in Cell, the strain, which is named D614G, is a result of point mutation of the original strain. However, it is not associated with disease severity…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/05/covid-19-…

Video: Germany's Extra-parliamentary Inquiry on COVID-19
ACU | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
Dear fellow citizens, | Welcome to the ACU, the Extra-Parliamentary Corona Investigation Committee. If the Parliament does not do it, then we citizens are called upon to do it ourselves. | Extra-parliamentary Corona Committee of Inquiry, we will investigate why these …
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Is Washington Provoking India into a War with China?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a recent video conference suggested that the US might move some of its troops from Germany to the region around India, citing growing US security concerns in the Asian region. Given the dramatic …
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Palestine, Annexation and the Wrong Story
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
The other night I watched PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff. The report on the annexation (do I need to qualify or explain "annexation"? What other country has or is likely ever to declare its impending annexation of someone else's land …
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Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine?
Triestino Mariniello | zcomm.org | 2020-07-05
Will the US succeed, once more, in blocking another international investigation?>…
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Protesters Attacked by Police Are Suing to Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2020-07-05
Researchers found not one police department in the 20 largest U.S. cities in compliance with minimum human rights standards.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/protesters-attacke…

Marxism is a humanism
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-05
It is many years ago that Jean-Paul Sartre wrote an essay, which was, in fact, the preface to his magnum opus, The Critique of Dialectical Reason, the title of which was "The Search for Method". A significant transformation from his critique of Heidegger, Being and Nothingness, Sartre attempted to liberate European Marxism from its captivity …
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House Democrats Restrict Trump's Planned Withdrawal of Troops
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2020-07-05
It should come as absolutely no surprise that House Democrats are finding common cause with Liz Cheney and other GOP warmongers to block any efforts to reduce even moderately the footprint of the U.S. military in the world or its decades-long posture of endless war…
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The Unthinkable: Is a US-China War Possible? US War Ships in the South China Sea. A New Era of "Great Power Competition"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
The US is waging undeclared war on China by other means — aiming to undermine its growing prominence on the world stage. | Pompeo falsely calling China's new national security law "an affront to all nations," his endless war of words …
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Trump Regime Wants Legitimate Iranian Fuel Shipments to Venezuela Seized
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
No nation in world history more strongly professes support for democratic values and the rule of law while more egregiously breaching its proclaimed principles than the US. | It's been this way throughout the country's history, fleeting moments alone when positive …
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Acting Lib Dem leader calls for Farage to be investigated over trip to the US and breach of quarantine rules
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-05
Acting Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey has called on police to investigate whether Nigel Farage has broken quarantine rules. The former cabinet minister has written to the chief constable of the Kent constabulary questioning whether the Brexit Party leader had contravened coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines. | The move followed the reopening of pubs across England on 4 July and a tweet from Farage from a bar. Farage insisted he had been back from a trip to the US for two weeks and had tested negative for coronavirus. | Letter to chief constable: | Davey wrote to chief constable Alan Pughsley, stating: I wri…
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As 'Annexation' Looms, Let's Expand Our Compassion to Include Palestinians
David Hart | commondreams.org | 2020-07-05
A demonstrator holds up a sign during an anti-annexation protest in Tel Aviv on June 6th, 2020. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Video: String of ISIS Attacks Continues in Syrian Desert
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
Since the start of the week, the Syrian Army has repelled several ISIS attacks on its positions in the desert in central Syria. | The most recent attack took place in eastern Homs early on July 2 and became the largest …
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Woman struck by car during Seattle protest dies in hospital
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-05
A car drove onto a closed road and ploughed into people in a Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle on Saturday 4 July. The driver killed one protester and critically injured the other, authorities have said.Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle died in the evening at Harborview Medical Centre, spokesperson Susan Gregg said.Officials said the car barrelled through a panicked crowd of protesters on Interstate 5 (I-5) in the early hours of 4 July, hitting Taylor along with Diaz Love, 32, of Portland.Video footage: Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that were blocking the I-5 and sped into the crowd…
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Coronavirus claims more lives in Oman, Sudan
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
In a statement, the Omani Health Ministry said ten people had died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 213.A further 1,072 people tested positive for the virus, pushing the figure to 46,178, while 949 patients recovered, taking the overall recoveries to 27,917.In Sudan, the Health Ministry confirmed four fatalities due to the illness, while 117 new cases were recorded.Sudan's tally now stands at 9,767 cases, including 608 deaths, and 4,673 recoveries.Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has claimed over 531,000 lives in 188 countries and regions.More than…
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Turkey sends medical aid to Azerbaijan amid COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Turkey has sent medical supplies to Azerbaijan to contribute to country's fight against the novel coronavirus, Turkey's Embassy in Baku said on Sunday.The shipment included 30 ventilators, 55,000 overalls, 50,000 N95 face masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 glasses, 200,000 gloves, and 40,000 boxes of various medicines, said the embassy statement.It stressed that the aid sent to Azerbaijan is a "strong manifestation of the brotherhood" of the two countries' presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ilham Aliyev.The fight against the pandemic will only succeed if all countries show cooperation and solidarity, it added.
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Iran records highest daily COVID-19 fatalities
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Iran on Sunday confirmed 163 more fatalities from coronavirus, the largest daily spike in the country since the outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 11,571.A further of 2,560 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 240,438, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that 3,168 patients remain in critical condition in the country.Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil and Russia are currently the countries hardest hi…
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Can we hit the reset button on capitalism?
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
As the world tries to extricate itself from the web of hardships spun by the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing has become clearer than ever, which is that new ways of conceiving economics for the benefit of human well-being are urgently needed."In these early decades of the twenty-first century, the master story is economic: economic beliefs, values and assumptions are shaping how we think, feel and act," wrote F.S. Michaels in her book Monoculture: How One Story Is Changing Everything, winner of the 2011 NCTE George Orwell Award.Echoing her views, Kate Raworth, an Oxford University economist, proclaims that economics…
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Pakistan: Opposition leader recovers from COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Pakistan's main opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif has recovered from coronavirus after a weeks-long battle, the party announced on Sunday.Sharif, the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), tested positive for the novel virus last month."By the grace of Allah, and nation's prayers, President, Pakistan Muslim League (N), Shehbaz Sharif's (latest) coronavirus test result is negative," party's spokeswoman Marriyum Aurungzeb said on Twitter.The doctors, she said, advised Shehbaz, who previously served the country's largest Punjab province as its chief minister thrice, to get his antibodies tests done for th…
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Coronavirus claims more lives in Oman, Sudan
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Health authorities in Oman and Sudan confirmed additional fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday.In a statement, the Omani Health Ministry said ten people had died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 213.A further 1,072 people tested positive for the virus, pushing the figure to 46,178, while 949 patients recovered, taking the overall recoveries to 27,917.In Sudan, the Health Ministry confirmed four fatalities due to the illness, while 117 new cases were recorded.Sudan's tally now stands at 9,767 cases, including 608 deaths, and 4,673 recoveries.Since originating…
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Brazil reports 1,091 virus fatalities, 523 die in Mexico
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Brazil Sunday reported 1,091 COVID-19 fatalities, while 523 more patients died in Mexico over the past 24 hours.The death toll in Brazil reached 64,265, according to the data by the country's Health Ministry.A total of 37,923 new cases were reported in the Latin America country, pushing the total count to 1,577,004.Meanwhile, the death toll in Mexico rose to 30,366 with 523 more fatalities, the Health Ministry data showed.The number of cases surged to 252,165, with 6,914 additions over the past 24 hours.So far 152,309 patients have recovered from the virus in the country.Mexico confirmed its first COVID-19 case…
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Iran's currency touches new low, sends shockwaves
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
There is a palpable buzz at Ferdowsi Square, one of the busiest intersections in the Iranian capital and the hub of foreign exchange market, these days. However, not many happy faces can be seen.The Iranian currency, rial, continues to lose its value against the US dollar, touching a record low every day. The impact of COVID-19 can be clearly seen on the financial market.The rial was trading at 217,000 (buy) and 218,000 (sell) on the unofficial market on Sunday, prompting many money exchange shops to down their shutters.In the past two weeks, the rial has continued to slide, dropping from 171,000 to 217,000. The…
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Virus outbreak in Hebron 'out of control': Palestine
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila has described the coronavirus outbreak in the West Bank city of Hebron as "out of control".Speaking in an interview with Palestine TV, al-Kaila said 173 virus infections were registered in Hebron on Saturday.The health minister is set to visit the city on Sunday to check on the health situation there.According to the minister, 50 Palestinian medics have so far contracted the virus.As the cases continue to surge, al-Kaila expected that the Palestinian government would extend a lockdown imposed in the territories for five more days to stem the spread of the pandemic.On Wedne…
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San Quentin Inmates On Hunger Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
Several men incarcerated in California's San Quentin State Prison who have tested positive for COVID-19 have gone on a hunger strike to protest what they call "dismal" living conditions, KNTV in San Jose reported Wednesday. | More than 1,100 active coronavirus cases have been reported at San Quentin, California's oldest prison and home to the state's only death row. At least one person, a 71-year-old death row inmate, has died of complications from the coronavirus. | The hunger strike at San Quentin, north of San Francisco, began Monday, The Appeal reported. The strikers are protesting inhumane and cramped condit…
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The Truth About Russian-Taliban Ties
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
The New York Times' latest fake news provocation alleging that Russia's military-intelligence agency GRU solicited the Taliban (officially designated as "terrorists" by Moscow) to assassinate American soldiers in Afghanistan has brought a lot of attention to Moscow's ties with the militant group. The truth, however, is just as intriguing than the fake news about them. On the surface, it's surprising enough that Russia has diplomatic contacts with the Taliban considering that the latter grew out of the 1980s Mujahiddin that defeated the USSR. | Casual observers could be forgiven for thinking that Russia still hold…
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"This Land is Your Land," by Woody Guthrie, performed by the Oakland Symphony
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
The Oakland Symphony Performing In The Midst Of The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic Raging Across Our Nation!
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Friday 7/10: Reforming the Cops: A Discussion on Movement Demands to Rein in the Police
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
This discussion will be held on Zoom. | Register at http: //tiny.cc/July-10-mtg…
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Sunday 7/5: What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
ZOOM meeting, log-in info at | icssmarx.org
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Tampa protesters march to get charges dropped, community control of the police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-05
Tampa, FL – On the evening of July 3, 50 members of the community marched through downtown Tampa to demand that local State Attorney Andrew Warren drop charges on protesters arrested during the Justice for George Floyd movement. Many protesters from events over the past several weeks in Tampa face charges like unlawful assembly and inciting a riot, both of which have been commonly used by police across the country to repress activists. The organizers of the march and protest, Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBCAC), previously had a similar event after which 67 protesters had their cases dismissed. They say…
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In Memoriam: Dr.Howard Croft 1941 — 2020
Various Contributors | zcomm.org | 2020-07-05
Members and activists who have long memories of his tireless work for empowerment of all residents of the District of Columbia contribute their recollections…
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Riot declared in Portland for THIRD night this week as protesters besiege federal courthouse
rt.com | 2020-07-05
Portland police used tear gas against protesters who had erected barricades and shot fireworks at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in the city. Friday was the third riot in Portland this week. | Several hundred activists marched on Friday evening into the streets around the courthouse in downtown Portland, bearing makeshift shields and diverse materials they used to erect some barricades, police said. | In the early hours of Saturday, the situation became increasingly volatile, with Portland police declaring a riot at around 4am local time. Officers deployed tear gas and pushed the protesters away from the cour…
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ICE Out Of Marin Action at Marin County Jail
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
Activists demand County end cooperation with ICE and defunding of Sherriff's department.
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Israeli Forces Injure Six Palestinians in Nablus
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-05
Six Palestinians were injured, on Friday, when Israeli forces attacked a peaceful protest, in the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dozens of protesters gathered for the Friday prayer, near the northern West Bank village, to protest the Israeli threat of confiscation. Israeli …
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Protest exposes Albuquerque's covered up police killings
Chris Banks | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-05
Dominic Smith, Orlando Abeyta, Valente Acosta-Bustillos. These are names you have probably never heard of.
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Florida State students protest to take down statue of slave-owner
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-05
Tallahassee, FL – On July 4, over 70 students protested in front of the Westcott administration building at Florida State University to demand the removal of the statue of Francis Eppes, a large Leon County slave-owner who had funded the Confederacy. The protest was called by Tallahassee Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who also issued demands for the removal of Eppes from the criminology building and segregationist Doak Campbell from the stadium. | Students, holding signs reading, "No slave-owners on campus" and "Eppes must fall," marched to the new location of the Eppes statue. An American flag was drap…
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We Need a New National Anthem
Ed Ciaccio | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-05
As we celebrate the 244th anniversary of our nation's Declaration of Independence, in the midst of demonstrations and protests against systemic racism and police brutality of African-Americans, it is time to consider replacing our national anthem with one more suitable to the values and priorities of the United States in 2020. There are many important …
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Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore amid Black Lives Matter protests
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-05
Protesters in Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's Inner Harbour. They used ropes to topple the statue on 4 July near the Little Italy neighbourhood, news outlets reported. | Protesters mobilised by the Black Lives Matter movement and the police killing of George Floyd have called for the removal of statues of Columbus, Confederate figures and others. They say the Italian explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of Indigenous peoples in the Americas. | According to the Baltimore Sun, the city owned the statue. It was dedicated in 1984 by former mayor…
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Facebook Groups Pivot To Attacks On Black Lives Matter
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice. | These groups, which now boast a collective audience of more than 1 million members, are still thriving after most states started lifting virus restrictions. | And many have expanded their focus. | One group transformed itself last month from "Reopen California" to "California Patriots Pro Law…
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Dem Sen & Biden's possible VP says she's open to removing George Washington statues, but backpedals after backlash
rt.com | 2020-07-05
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) appeared to confirm conservatives"slippery slope' concerns about the tearing down of historical monuments, when she told CNN she is open to memorials to George Washington being removed. | Duckworth, who has been floated as a possible pick for Joe Biden's vice presidential nominee, took no umbrage with the idea of protesters targeting Washington statues when she was confronted with the idea in a Sunday interview with CNN. | "I think we should listen to everybody. I think we should listen to the argument there," she said, then quickly moving into the safer zone of criticizing P…
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Baghdad to turn to UNSC to protest Turkey's attack
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Referring to the recent Turkish attacks on northern the country, Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman said that it is possible for Baghdad to turn to the Security Council to protest Turkey's attacks on its territory.
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VIDEO: Iraqi nation protest Saudi's insult to Ayat. Sistani
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Hundreds of Iraqi people gathered in front of Saudi Arabia's embassy in Baghdad on Sunday to protest against a cartoon published in Asharq al-Awsat that has insulted Iraq's top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Sistani.
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VIDEO: Protestors burn US flag outside White House
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — protesters burned an American flag near the White House on July 4, chanting "America was never great," just moments after President Donald Trump finished delivering a speech on the occasion of the US Independence Day.
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VIDEO: Protesters topple statue of Christopher Columbus in US
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Protesters against racial discrimination in the US have torn down a statue of Christopher Columbus in a park in the city of Richmond, Virginia.
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'F**k the American flag': WATCH BLM protesters stomp on & BURN US flag outside White House (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-07-05
A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington DC marked July 4 by trampling on the American flag before setting it on fire, arguing that the US state symbol represents "slavery, genocide and war." | Footage showing protesters mocking the US flag began making the rounds online on Saturday evening. | | © REUTERS/Leah Millis | One of the videos, filmed at a square outside the White House that was officially named 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' in the wake of the protests, shows a young black woman dancing on the American flag, as another female protester with a megaphone in her hand can be heard shout…
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'We're in your house': Armed black protesters march through Georgia Confederate park
rt.com | 2020-07-05
Scores of armed black protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park in Georgia, calling for the removal of an infamous Confederate monument and warning "redneck" militias that "we're in your house." | Footage from the march, which brought out 100 to 200 demonstrators, showed heavily-armed black protesters marching through the park on Independence Day, leading some on social media to react with worry at what appeared to be a volatile situation as protests across the country have descended into violence. | "Threat. Counter threat. Because threats don't mean s**t to us. Ya'll been threatening us since Birmingham…
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'F*ck the American flag': WATCH BLM protesters stomp on & BURN US flag outside White House (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-07-05
A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington, DC, has marked July 4th by trampling the American flag before setting it on fire, while arguing that the US state symbol represents "slavery, genocide and war." | Footage that shows protesters mocking the US flag began making rounds online on Saturday evening. | | © REUTERS/Leah Millis | One of the videos, filmed at a square outside the White House, an area which was officially named 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' in wake of the protests, shows a young black woman dancing on the American flag sprawled on the ground, as another female protester with a m…
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Anti-Fourth Celebration in Santa Cruz
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
To celebrate the holiday weekend without glorifying genocide, slavery and the settler state, community members in Santa Cruz organized a block party on July 4 at the Town Clock, which was followed by a protest march. An online post promoting the street party read: "This event is open to all members of the community who do not want to celebrate the foundations of this country being on stolen land. This is a space to share food, community and acknowledge the truth. We are choosing to honor those who have suffered genocide by the American government. This day is a sanitized holiday to erase indigenous nations and a…
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Remember "Bloody Thursday" & Stop Racist Graffiti At SSA! Press Conf At Port Of Oakland
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
ILWU Local 34, ILWU Local 34 and ILWU IBU Bay Area members held a press conference on July 3, 2020 to protest Ku Klux Klan racist graffiti put up at the SSA terminal following the Juneteenth | Action. They also announced plans for commemoration of July 5, 2020 "Bloody Thursday" at the SSA Terminal…
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CIA Information Warfare Succeeds: Occupation of Afghanistan Forced to Continue, Trump's Real Crimes in Afghanistan Ignored
Ben Barbour | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
On July 1st the House Armed Services Committee voted to hinder Donald Trump's ability to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. House Democrats on the committee teamed up with Republicans, including Liz Cheney (daughter of war-architect Dick Cheney), to pass …
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India should not be a pawn in US imperialist efforts against China
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-05
India and China are two sovereign and independent countries with their own set of strengths and problems. They need to sit and talk to resolve their issues on their own…
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The Democrats' New Climate Plan: Improved But Weirdly Isolationist
Kate Aronoff | zcomm.org | 2020-07-05
Shaped by mass demand, Congressional Democrats' June 30th report on the climate crisis is a welcome improvement. But, in addition to its weak response to fossil fuel expansion, the report adopts an America First strategy to solve a global problem.
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Government of, for and by Everyone, Equally
Paul Larudee | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-05
Read Part I, Part II, and Part III. The US is ruled by a private club of a few hundred oligarchs and corporations. An uprising aimed at the police cannot succeed without taking economic and political power away from this club and redistributing it among the poor and disenfranchised, especially Blacks and Indigenous members of …
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Benjamin Franklin and the International Dimensions of 1776. How an Age of Reason Was Subverted
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
This July 4th, a larger-than-usual shadow is cast upon America which has come face-to-face with some serious historic reckonings. While the existence of an oligarchy and international "deep state" should not be ignored as a political force of …
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The World Is Burning and Canada Will Not Extinguish It
Tyler Shipley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
It's hard to find things to celebrate right now. Between a dangerous virus and the dangerous police, the news cycle is even darker than usual. This week, Justin Trudeau and the Canadian establishment will try to interrupt that cycle and …
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Co Dependence Day. Voting will Not Solve Anything. Furthering Demand for Real Change in America
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
They'll be shooting off the fireworks, eating and drinking like ' Ants at a picnic' and sending 'Social Distancing' out the window. Why not? It's July 4th once again, a time to celebrate. Celebrate what? This pandemic is showing its …
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Igbo Women Seek Biafra, Voice Nigeria's Bleak Future
Marie Okwo | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
Nigeria is one of the largest by territory with population (estimated currently at 206 million) and huge economy in Africa. Situated on the southern coast on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, this country most often referred to …
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New Illegal Israeli Settlement Units Announced in Bethlehem
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-07-05
The so-called Israeli settlement council in the West Bank, announced on Sunday a new colonial illegal settlement project, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Chief for the Palestinian file for illegal colonial Israeli settlement in the Bethlehem city, Hassan Brega, confirmed earlier today that the so-called Israeli settlement council, …
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Israeli Settlers Invade Town near Jenin, Threaten Palestinians near Hebron
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-05
Illegal Israeli settlers, Friday night, stormed areas south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the invasion prompted confrontations between Palestinian civilians who resisted the invasion, and illegal settlers who were protected by soldiers. Israeli forces provided cover for the colonists …
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Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Seven Palestinians in Abu Dis
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-05
Israeli forces, on Friday evening, injured 23 Palestinians during an invasion into the town of Abu Dis, east of occupied Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS). Soldiers stormed Abu Dis town, which elicited resistance among the local Palestinian civilians. The army used live rounds, rubber-coated steel rounds …
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Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Student in Ramallah
IMEMC Staff | imemc.org | 2020-07-05
Israeli troops abducted early on Sunday a Palestinian university student in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israel soldiers, stationed on a mobile military roadblock, near the Khan Alahmar neighborhood, mainly on the Ramallah-Jericho street, intercepted student Majdy Abuzaid, 20, before they …
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East Los Angeles vigil honors Paul Rea, killed by LA Sheriff's deputy 1 year ago
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-05
Los Angeles, CA – On June 27, exactly one year after an East Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy shot and killed 18-year-old Paul Rea, his family and friends gathered in East Los Angeles to hold a vigil in his honor. Taking place at the site on South Gerhart Avenue where Rea was murdered, the vigil included speeches from families of other Chicano and Black victims of police brutality in Los Angeles, a sermon from a pastor, and a balloon release. | On the evening of his death, Paul Rea and a friend were driving close to his home when two LASD deputies pulled them over for allegedly running a stop sign. The cops accused…
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US Builds New Air Base in Syria
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-05
The United States has built a new military base, including an airport for military aircraft, for its occupying forces in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah. Local sources told Syria's state news agency SANA on Wednesday that the new base and its airport had been established in Jazira Region, located between Um Kahif Village and Tal …
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The Racist Underpinnings of the American Way of War
Walden Bello | zcomm.org | 2020-07-05
The deadly interplay of racism, genocide, and denial at the heart of American white society has been reproduced in the country's wars…
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Next Steps in the Anti-Racist Struggle?
Gord Doctorow | zcomm.org | 2020-07-05
We need to make important and unifying decisions toward a just transition. And then we need to act…
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Tracy Chapman — Talkin' About A Revolution (Official Music Video)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-05
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The US Military Has Its Knee on the Throat of the World
Ellen Taylor | zcomm.org | 2020-07-05
We must vanquish this shape-shifting, Orwellian spectre with which our overlords ensnare us, with their lies of "they hate our freedoms". Defund the Pentagon…
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A Statue of Hatuey
Don Fitz | zcomm.org | 2020-07-05
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…
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Moore's Planet of the Humans: More Misanthropic than Malthus
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-05
In reverential tones with ominous background music, director of Planet of the Humans Jeff Gibbs intones about "the most terrifying realization I ever had." Gibbs instructs us, "Every expert I talked to wanted to bring my attention to the same underlying problem." It is "not the elephant but the herd of elephants in the room," …
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Gil Scott-Heron spells out why "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-05
Consider the power that networks like Fox and CNN continue to wield over that nebulous thing called public opinion; the continued dominance of NBC and CBS.
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Crapped out on the Delayed Postage Front
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-05
Barney came walking back into the living room from his kitchen holding a sandwich baggie and a bottle of cheap scotch. "I'm gonna teach that fuckin' post office a thing or two about losin' peoples unemployment checks," he announced. He took a pull off the bottle and his entire body trembled as he swallowed. I …
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It's Time to Declare Your Independence from Tyranny, America
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
The Declaration of Independence speaks volumes about the abuses suffered by early Americans at the hands of the British police state. Read it again, and ask yourself if the list of complaints tallied by Jefferson don't bear a startling resemblance to the abuses "we the people" are suffering today at the hands of the American police state.
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'Completely Out of Control': China Says 'US Epidemic' Threat to Rest of the World
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2020-07-05
'In the coming fall and winter, the US epidemic will likely run rampant, and more countries and regions will be forced to suffer because of the US.' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Stone Mountain, Georgia: The Flashpoint Now at Center of Confederate Monument Removals
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2020-07-05
The mountain, known for its massive Confederate memorial carving, was the location of the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan in 1915. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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How Ottawa is Driving Up the Cost of Infrastructure by Listening to Wall Street
Linda McQuaig | commondreams.org | 2020-07-05
U.S. President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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White Men in Suits, Original Sin, and Rumplestiltskin
Robert Shetterly | commondreams.org | 2020-07-05
The millers daughter happens upon the imp dancing around his fire in the forest while he is chanting his name, Rumplestiltskin. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Hitler's Ideologues: The U.S. Racism that Bore Fruit in Mein Kampf
Jorge Majfud | commondreams.org | 2020-07-05
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Netherlands 'Justice' Is Totally Corrupt: The Malaysian MH17 Court Case against Russia
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
On Friday, July 3rd, the judge in the Netherlands court case against Russia as having fired a Buk missile that brought down the Malaysian Airlines plane that Ukrainian Air Traffic Control had instructed to fly over Ukraine's civil-war zone on …
globalresearch.ca/netherlands-justice-co…

Trump stopped West Bank annexation: Ex-Knesset speaker
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
The former Speaker of Knesset (Israel's parliament), Abraham Borg, said US President Donald Trump has halted the Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.In an interview with Italian daily "Il Fatto Quotidiano", Borg said Trump stopped the implementation of the annexation plan as "he doesn't have time to help Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in implementing the annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley".He described both Netanyahu and Trump as suffering from a "narcissistic paranoia, with no scrupulous and ethics who are ready to roll over anyone to save themselves and remain in power".W…
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Scotland Could Place English in Quarantine as Independence Debate Heats Up
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-05
There's no doubt that Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has had a better pandemic than her English counterpart. Sturgeon's ratings have been consistently high throughout the crisis, with one survey revealing recently that 82% of people think she has handled it …
globalresearch.ca/scotland-could-place-e…

Fire chiefs call for cladding answers ahead of Grenfell Inquiry restart
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-05
Fire chiefs have said it is "imperative" that an inquiry establishes why Grenfell Tower came to be covered in dangerous flammable cladding.The hearings into the disaster which, according to official figures, killed 72 people in 2017 will reopen on 6 July after being halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Attendance will be limited to comply with social distancing guidelines. Only members of the panel, the counsel to the inquiry, the witness giving evidence and their legal representative, support staff, and an invited journalist will be allowed to attend.Parliamentary committee debating the need to f…
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Alex Vitale, author of 'The End of Policing', explains what needs to come next
Slava Zilber | thecanary.co | 2020-07-05
The Canary interviewed Alex Vitale, professor of sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College. Vitale is also visiting professor at London South Bank University. Moreover, he is the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics and The End of Policing. | If you had to announce The End of Policing in three or four sentences, what would you say?
thecanary.co/feature/2020/07/05/alex-vit…

Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
People living in A Marina along Spain's northern coast in the region of Lugo will not be able to leave the area from midnight on Sunday until Friday, two days before regional elections in Galicia on July 12.The regional government said people will be allowed to move around A Marina but only those who need to travel for work will be allowed to leave or enter the area.Regional Health minister Jesus Vazquez Almuina told a news conference on Sunday that the biggest outbreaks were linked to several bars in the area. Regional health authorities said there were now 258 cases in Galicia, of which 117 were in Lugo.Capacit…
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Turkey brings back 90,000 citizens from 130 countries during pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Turkey has brought back more than 90,000 citizens from 130 countries so far as part of its evacuation efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, the country's top diplomat said on Sunday."We have successfully carried out the largest evacuation operation of the history of the Republic of Turkey, we brought back more than 90,000 citizens from 130 countries to our country," Mevlut Cavusoglu told a local tourism meeting in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.His country also helped 90 countries to evacuate their 230,000 citizens from Turkey, Cavusoglu added."Thanks to the measures we have taken, we have become one…
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UAE restructures government, seeking more agility as it deals with coronavirus impact
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
The United Arab Emirates announced a broad government restructuring on Sunday, merging government entities and appointing new economy and industry ministers, and giving it a year to achieve new targets.The head of Abu Dhabi's national oil company ADNOC, Sultan al-Jaber, was named as industry and advanced technology minister and Abdullah al-Marri was appointed economy minister, as part of the restructuring announced by UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum on his official Twitter account.The energy and infrastructure ministries were merged under a single portfolio to be headed by the current ene…
yenisafak.com/en/world/uae-restructures-…

Turkey seizes large amount of PKK ammunition in N.Iraq
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
The Turkish military seized a large amount of ammunition as part of its anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, said the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Sunday.The ministry said in a written statement that search and sweep activities by commandos as part of the Operation Claw-Tiger seized four AK-47s, 40 hand grenades, as well as ammunition for RPG-7 rocket launcher and mortars, grenade throwers along with many others.The operation is successfully ongoing, it said.Turkey's operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle were launched last month to ensure the safety of the Turkish people and borders by neutralizing the…
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Jets hit Libya's al-Watiya airbase where Turkey may build base, sources say
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Warplanes struck overnight at an airbase that was recently recaptured by Libya's internationally recognised government from eastern forces with help from Turkey, a military source with the eastern forces and a resident nearby said.The strikes were carried out by "unknown aircraft", the military source with the Libyan National Army (LNA) of eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said.A resident at the nearby town of Zintan said explosions were heard from the direction of the base.Watiya's recapture in May by the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli marked the start of a sudden collapse of the LNA's 14-mo…
yenisafak.com/en/world/jets-hit-libyas-a…

Turkey extends condolences to Japan over deadly floods
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Turkey on Sunday extended condolences to Japan over the deadly floods."We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives and extensive damage caused by floods and mudslides in Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures, Japan," the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement."We extend our sincere condolences to the people and Government of Japan as well as to the relatives of those who lost their lives and wish a quick recovery to the injured," the ministry added.On Saturday, at least 15 people in the Kyushu island were killed, nine were missing and one was injured after heavy rain triggered floods and landslides in…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-extends-con…

Turkey: 114 exit hospital after fireworks factory blasts
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
A total of 114 patients have been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for injuries from blasts in a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey, said a local official on Sunday.Speaking to reporters following inspections at the site of the blast, Sakarya Governor Cetin Oktay Kaldirim said eight people are being treated in hospital, including one seriously wounded.Friday's explosions killed four people, and two of them have been laid to rest on Saturday, Kaldirim said."The two other people killed in the incident were identified, and our prosecutor's office is working to deliver them to their families."
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-114-exit-ho…

Over 20 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-05
Police seized over 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of heroin in eastern Turkey on Sunday, according to officials.Anti-drug police in the southeastern Gaziantep province launched an operation in the Ibni Sina neighborhood, the provincial security directorate said in a statement.During the operation, over 15 kg (33 lb) of heroin and 6.4 kg (14 lb) of methamphetamine were seized and a suspect arrested.Separately, more than 5.6 kg (12 lb) of heroin was seized in the Ipekyolu district of the eastern Van province.A sniffer dog found three packs of heroin hidden in three bags in a cargo distribution center.Two suspects, identi…
yenisafak.com/en/news/over-20-kg-of-hero…

The Democrats' Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
Don't believe for a minute that the Democrats climate plan even means what it says. Its solutions include disastrous scams like "biofuels" and nuclear energy. It proposes no fundamental change in lifestyle, no reduction in personal consumption, and no halt or reduction in eating meat (but renewable energy production on land used for livestock, so that the same land can mitigate the unacknowledged damage it is doing). It offers no proposed federal budget with any major moving of the money to where it's needed, and no plan to extract any resources from billionaires and corporate giants. | This plan has been critici…
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The Return Of The Anti-Antiwar Left
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
In the writings of Dreyfuss, The New York Times' Michelle Goldberg, Mother Jones' David Corn, The Atlantic's Franklin Foer, New York magazine's resident dolt Jonathan Chait, and many more besides, we can see the emergence of the anti-anti-Cold War Left, there has also reemerged alongside it the very vocal and ravenously unscrupulous anti-antiwar Left. And it is on the issue of the Syrian war on which the anti-antiwar Left has coalesced, inexplicably arguing for the wholesale takeover of a secular police state by the very same Islamist radicals who, if given the chance, would turn around and immediately kill them…
popularresistance.org/the-return-of-the-…

Time To Rethink The US-ROK Alliance
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
Perhaps it's time for South Korea, then, to assert more independence and become a master of its own fate. Above all, that will require a reconsideration of the military alliance with the United States. | From a military point of view, South Korea doesn't need the presence of U.S. troops on the peninsula. They serve a largely symbolic function as a concrete sign of U.S. commitment. At some point, after the resolution of ongoing negotiations, South Korea will assume full operational control of military forces. After years of arms imports, South Korea's hardware advantage gives it a vast military superiority over th…
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Churchill, Columbus And Leopold All Fall Down
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
The perpetrators of crimes against humanity are often elevated to positions of respect and admiration. It all depends on who did the killing, and who was killed. Now the murderers are being called to account. The new movement in the United States against police and other state violence has inspired this welcome change taking place all over the world. The criminals are being exposed decades and even centuries after their atrocities took place. There is no statute of limitations for murder nor should there be for calling out people who have the blood of millions on their hands. The hand wringing over monument remov…
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Your White Neighbor's 'Black Lives Matter' Yard Sign Is Not Enough
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
Despite my having grown up in the South, Portland is the most racist place I have ever lived. This is because being anti-racist isn't about using politically correct buzzwords and giving lip service to sensitive conversation topics. Being anti-racist is about constructing a landscape that is safe for dark people to inhabit. It is not about white people trying to prove they are "woke" by putting up yard signs. That is not even what "woke" means. "Woke" is a territory of open-eyed, unsuperficial, cultural awareness white people are nowhere close to occupying; they are not even in the neighborhood. But being anti-ra…
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White Supremacy And Segregation Under FDR's New Deal
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
Key New Deal programs failed Black Americans. The WPA and CCC could have been part of a segregation-busting project, but instead segregation was bolstered, as Blacks were relegated to separate work camps across the country, bringing Jim Crow to the North. The best jobs went to whites and out of the 10,000 WPA supervisors hired in the south, only 11 were Black. | This was one of the many concessions FDR made to the racist southern Democrats in his coalition, which bled over to the war mobilization where whites and Blacks served in segregated units. The backwardness of the South was forced upon the rest of the coun…
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On Contact: Patriotism And Dissent With Danny Sjursen
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-05
Former Army Major Danny Sjursen, a frequent contributor to Popular Resistance, urges people to consider themselves citizens of humanity and not of a nation. Sjursen is the author of "Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War" where he defines patriotism as wanting the country to live up to its aspirations, that dissents from the United States when it is wrong. When a country becomes an empire, Sjursen says it is our patriotic duty to dissent. Sjursen discusses three types of patriotism. Principled participatory patriotism takes the same sense of duty to urge the United States to become a better place t…
popularresistance.org/on-contact-patriot…

Jahangiri felicitates Independence Day of Algeria
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — In a message on Sunday, Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri felicitated Algerian government and nation on the country's Independence Day.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160576/Jahangiri-fe…

A Novel Complaint
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-05
"Table one wants to see a manager." As a restaurant manager, my lap is a proverbial dumping ground where servers regularly invite grumpy and entitled customers to sit. In the prevailing I don't get paid enough to deal with this shit culture which permeates the service staffs in most eateries, the feces usually rises to …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/a-novel-compl…

Iran records 2,560 new cases, 163 deaths on Sunday
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease has infected 2,560 people across Iran in the past 24 hours, according to the Iranian Health Ministry.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160573/Iran-records…

Wearing masks mandatory in crowded places
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters announced on Sunday that wearing masks is mandatory in indoor and crowded places.
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What high-tech military equipment can Iran offer world?
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Despite sanctions, Iran has been able to develop advanced military equipment and is ready to offer it for purchase in the world market.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160562/What-high-te…

Enemies afraid of Iran's increasing power
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – Head of Ideological-Political Organization of the Ministry of Defense Hojatoleslam Seyyed Ziaeddin Aghajanpour said that enemies are fear of increasing power and authority of the Islamic Iran in the international arena.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160587/Enemies-afra…

24-hour monitoring of Iran's airspace duty of Air Defense
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — The Commander of Iranian Air Defence Force noted that 24-hour full protection and monitoring of Iran's airspace is the duty of Iran's Air Defence.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160567/24-hour-moni…

'250 major water, electricity projects to come on stream'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Iran's energy minister announced on Sunday that the country will have 250 major water and electricity projects online by the end of the present Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021).
en.mehrnews.com/news/160580/250-major-wa…

Zarif addresses Parliament open session
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif answered the questions of the Iranian lawmakers in the open session of the Parliament on Sunday.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/160569/Zarif-addre…

Iran not to witness economic collapse: Rouhani
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Underling the ability of the CBI in controlling forex rates and in the fight against enemies' psychological warfare, the Iranian President assured on Sunday that the country's economy will not collapse.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160563/Iran-not-to-…

Iranian animation to go on screen at Venzuela's film festival
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 06 (MNA) — Iran's animated short title 'I'm not Alice but here is Wonderland' will be screened at Five Continents International Film Festival in Venezuela.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160561/Iranian-anim…

AEOI to build a shed with more advanced equipment in Natanz
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) will construct a large shed with more advanced and sophisticated equipment in Natanz Nuclear Facility.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160584/AEOI-to-buil…

'Iran resumes saffron exports to some destinations'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — The deputy head of Iran's National Saffron Council informed that the country has resumed its exports of saffron to some countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160554/Iran-resumes…

Pres. Rouhani stresses need for constructive coop. with Parl
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasized the need for establishing constructive interaction and unity between the government and the Parliament.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160586/Pres-Rouhani…

ISIL terrorists kill 2, including a child, in Nigeria
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Takrifi terrorists affiliated to ISIL have launched an attack against civilians in northeast Nigeria, killing two people, including a five-year-old child, according to a UN report.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160560/ISIL-terrori…

Suez Canal to be replaced by Chabahar corridor: official
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-05
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Managing Director of Chabahar Free Zone Abdulrahim Kurdi said on Sunday that Suez Canal will be replaced by the Chabahar corridor in the future.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160581/Suez-Canal-t…

Anti-Trump brigade rushes to school president over misleading clip implying he said Desert Storm op was in 'jungles of Vietnam'
rt.com | 2020-07-05
Trump critics were very quick to give the US president a history lesson after he seemingly mistook the Vietnam War for the Gulf War during his Independence Day speech… except that he didn't. | A short clip circulating on social media seemed to suggest that Donald Trump mistakenly said that Operation Desert Storm — an offensive against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the 1990 Gulf War — actually took place in "the dense fields and jungles of Vietnam" during his July 4 address. | Some Twitter warriors quickly jumped in to blast and mock the president for what looked like an embarrassing gaffe on Indep…
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Monday 7/6: Occupy Tri-City
Southern Alameda County Resistance Network | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
In Fremont, exact address to be disclosed on day of event. Contact me on signal for exact details prior to Monday | 425-749-6678…
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The four walls are not what we think they are
Eva Illouz | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
As Thomas Hobbes put it, we will always be prepared to sacrifice a large part of our freedom for our security. For Arendt, modernity in general is characterized by the loss of the world. The private home cannot compensate for all that is lost. The private home must be a part of the "world." By being imprisoned, we have lost our freedom and the world itself.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/05/1883487…

Sunday 7/12: LaborFest 2020: Technology, Lawsuits & How to Fight Union Busting
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/03/1883482…

Saturday 7/11: Paddle Out for Tamario Smith
Paddle Out for Tamario Smith | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
Cowells Beach, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz…
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Assembling for Equity on the Fourth of July
Independence Day has Not Arrived | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
In late June the call went out to assemble for equity on the fourth of July, traditionally known as Independence Day. People said that America's Independence Day will have no value for them without significant social and economic changes. Some expressed it by saying "Independence Day has not arrived."
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/05/1883486…

Monday 7/13: LaborFest 2020: New Deal Art – Anita Brenner & Cultural Bridge-Builders
Harvey Smith | indybay.org | 2020-07-05
This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
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A Historical Reminder of What Defines the United States, As Told by a Former Slave
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-05
We live in tumultuous days… one could say "the end of an era". | It is clear that there is a storm coming, however, the question is will it be the sort of storm that provides sustenance and relief to drought-stricken and barren lands, or will it be the sort of storm that destroys indiscriminately and leaves nothing recognizable in its wake? | There is such a heavy tension in the air, the buildup we are told of centuries of injustice, oppression and murder. It feels like the entire world's burden has laid itself upon one culprit and that it is high time that that villain pay for past blood spilled. | That villai…
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Fear of Falling
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-05
Can Making Black Lives Matter Rescue a Failing State? | Rebecca GORDON | You know that feeling when you trip on the street and instantly sense that you're about to crash hard and there's no way to prevent it? As gravity has its way with you, all you can do is watch yourself going down. Yeah, that feeling. | I had it the other day on my way to a Black Lives Matter demonstration when I caught my toe on a curb and pitched forward. As time slowed down, I saw not my past, but my future, pass before my eyes — a future that would at worst include months of rehabbing a broken hip and at best a few weeks hobbling ar…
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Russia's Political Stability Ensured While the West Sinks
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-05
Despite what American and European commentators may think, there really is a deep desire among people to vote for their own sovereignty. And that impulse was on full display last week with the announcement of the results of Russia's public vote to approve the changes to its constitution. | The final tally put the vote at 78% in favor with a 65% voter turnout for the referendum. These are the most sweeping changes to Russia's constitution since it was ratified back in 1993, which vested the President with immense power. | And while the final package of reforms differed in one important aspect from the original one…
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VIDEO: Is There Really Such a Thing as White Privilege?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-05
From the restricted perspective of Segregation America or Apartheid South Africa — Yes. But from a greater historical perspective this idea is madness. Watch the video and read more in the article by Daniel Lazare.
strategic-culture.org/video/2020/07/05/v…

[Comment] The Wakley–Wu Lien Teh Prize Essay 2020: Chinese health workers' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
Helena Hui Wang, Esther Lau, Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-07-04
"I feel deeply the burden of the honour placed upon me in being chairman of this Medical Conference, which is unique in our history, powerful in its representation, and which gives China a strong position amongst nations seeking the welfare of the people", wrote Wu Lien Teh in his first publication in The Lancet,1 on his inaugural address delivered at the International Plague Conference in Shenyang, China, in 1911. Wu was elected as the chair of the conference for his work in controlling the pneumonic plague epidemic outbreak in 1910–11 in northeastern China, which ultimately claimed about 60‚Ä&a…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31478-1/fulltext?rss=yes

Ioannidis: 150-300 Million Already Had the Virus, Infection Fatality Rate for People Under 45 "Almost 0%"
Patricia Claus | anti-empire.com | 2020-07-04
Leading epidemiologist Dr. John Ioannidis of Stanford University estimates that about 150-300 million or more people have already been infected by COVID-19 around the world, far more than the 10 million documented cases. | In an interview with Greek Reporter, the Greek American scientist warns, however, that the draconian lockdowns imposed in many countries may have the opposite effect of what was intended. "Globally, the lockdown measures have increased the number of people at risk of starvation to 1.1 billion, and they are putting at risk millions of lives," he says. | It was just three months ago, soon after t…
anti-empire.com/ioannidis-150-300-millio…

[Comment] Offline: It's time to convene nations to end this pandemic
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-07-04
A historic and calamitous milestone was reached this week. WHO reported more than 10 million cases of COVID-19 and over 500‚Äà000 COVID-19 deaths. The world's political leaders have been tested and they have been found wanting. It's hard to recall a more lamentable response to a global emergency. Even the climate crisis had its Kyoto and Paris agreements. But despite the urgency of this continuing human catastrophe, despite the immediacy of the economic collapse we are witnessing, there has still been no moment when nations have been convened to reflect on lessons to be learned, to coordinate ac…
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[Correspondence] Time for WHO to declare climate breakdown a PHEIC?
Andrew Harmer, Anja Leetz, Ben Eder, Remco van de Pas, Sophie Gepp | thelancet.com | 2020-07-04
At the opening plenary of the World Health Assembly in May, 2019, Richard Horton urged member states and the Secretariat of WHO to recognise climate change as a planetary emergency. A few days later, during a side event on air pollution, climate change, oceans, and health sponsored by the Government of Sweden, the Minister of Health for the Seychelles Jean Paul Adam argued that climate change has to be recognised as a public health emergency at the international level. Johan Giesecke1 once stressed that as public health emergencies of international concern (PHEICs) evolve into more complex forms, it becomes neces…
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[Comment] A Lancet Commission on women and cancer
Ophira Ginsburg, Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-07-04
Over the past decade, the global health community has begun to acknowledge that cancer is an increasingly important public health and economic challenge in all countries.1 What is not acknowledged is the disproportionate impact of cancer on the lives and livelihoods of women, and the downstream impacts this creates for societies. In 104 countries, breast cancer has the highest age-standardised incidence rate of all cancers in both sexes combined; in 23 countries, it is cervical cancer.2 Of the 938‚Äà044 deaths from these two cancers in 2018, most were premature and preventable and occurred in a…
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Fifteen Palestinians Shot, Injured at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-04
Fifteen Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers, Friday, at the weekly protest in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Locals in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the Qalqilia governorate, have been organizing protests every Friday for several years, to express their …
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Seattle Activists Share Their Vision For Black Trans Pride
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-04
In recent years, trans issues have broken into the mainstream. It didn't happen overnight; it's been a long time coming. Trans activists have been at the center of the fight for LGBTQ rights since before Stonewall, decrying discrimination and violence against their peers for decades. | Now, between Pride Month and protests centering on Black lives, these issues are in the spotlight again. Black trans activists have taken to social media and the streets, bringing attention in particular to the growing number of murdered Black trans women within their community. | For many who've criticized the commodification of P…
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As Black Lives Matter protests continue on US Independence Day, Seattle police are accused of 'emboldening white supremacists'
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-07-04
Two women are in serious condition in a Seattle hospital after a man drove into them at high speed during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest. The women were part of a crowd which had blocked and closed a Seattle freeway in the early hours of 4 July. The devastating video of the hit and run was circulated on social media. | Police did press briefing @ 4am about the hit and run on I5 during the #seattleprotest this morning. I'm surprised anyone lived. | V…
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VIDEO: Car hits protesters on Seattle highway
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-04
TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – A 27-year-old driver drove a white Jaguar onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, inflicting serious injuries to two of the protestors.
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Bone-chilling video shows speeding car hit 2 BLM protesters on freeway in Seattle
rt.com | 2020-07-04
A speeding car, which drove around vehicles blocking a road in Seattle in an area where a Black Lives Matter protest was taking place, has hit two women, killing one. The terrifying moment was caught on camera. | The two victims of the hit-and-run were taken to the Harborview Medical Center, but one later died from her injuries, a spokesperson for the hospital said. | The graphic video shows a white car maneuvering around a couple of vehicles blocking the road and hitting the protesters in the process. The collision sends the victims flying as the car struggles to get back to the middle of the road. | WARNING!
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Bone-chilling video shows speeding car hit 2 BLM protesters on freeway in Seattle
rt.com | 2020-07-04
A speeding car, which drove around vehicles blocking a road in Seattle in an area where a Black Lives Matter protest was taking place, has hit and seriously injured two women. The terrifying moment was caught on camera. | The two victims of the hit-and-run were taken to the Harborview medical center, one of them with life-threatening injuries, Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter. | The graphic video shows a white car maneuvering around a couple of vehicles blocking the road…
rt.com/usa/493805-seattle-protest-hit-ru…

Tories resurrect cynical "Clap for Carers" on 72nd anniversary of the NHS
wsws.org | 2020-07-04
Sunday's event insults the memory of hundreds of health and social care workers who died of COVID-19 trying to save the lives of others.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/04/clap…

French unions collaborate with employers to impose mass layoffs as COVID-19 crisis deepens
wsws.org | 2020-07-04
As an international wave of layoffs and plant closures comes in France, the trade unions are working closely with the Macron government and employers to suppress workers' opposition to this assault.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/04/airb…

[Research Paper] Characteristics, risk factors and outcomes among the first consecutive 1096 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Kuwait
Sulaiman Almazeedi, Sarah Al-Youha, Mohammad H. Jamal, Mohannad Al-Haddad, Ali Al-Muhaini, Fahad Al-Ghimlas, Salman Al-Sabah | thelancet.com | 2020-07-04
In Kuwait, prior to the first case of COVID-19 being reported in the country, mass screening of incoming travelers from countries with known outbreaks was performed and resulted in the first identified cases in the country. All COVID-19 cases at the time and subsequently after, were transferred to a single center, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Hospital, where the patients received standardized investigations and treatments. The objective of this study was to characterize the demographics, clinical manifestations, and outcomes in this unique patient population.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30192-9/fulltext?rss=yes

How Donald Trump's failures turned Dallas into a COVID-19 hotspot
Tom Conway | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-04
Yet Trump not only failed to channel existing stimulus funds to hard-hit areas like Dallas but also refused to use his clout to push an acceptable local government aid package through Congress.
nationofchange.org/2020/07/04/how-donald…

UAW and General Motors downplay outbreaks of COVID-19 at US auto plants
wsws.org | 2020-07-04
As the UAW and auto corporations to play down the health crisis, workers' anger is at breaking point as they demand the plants be shut down for their safety.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/04/auto…

COVID-19 Coronavirus "Fake" Pandemic: Timeline and Analysis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-04
On January 30, a far-reaching decision was taken by the WHO without the support of expert opinion at a time when the coronavirus outbreak was limited to Mainland China. 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken, 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc. In early March, 430 cases in the US.
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Vital: Canada crushed COVID while US flounders, Trump v. Trudeau is why (video, must see)
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-04
Here's how Canada controlled its Covid-19 cases as the US struggles. There's been no controversy over masks, plus "early and widespread testing, a free health care system still building surge capacity, longer shutdowns, slower reopenings, social distancing." | Canada has coronavirus under control while the US struggles | Here's how Canada controlled its Covid-19 cases as the US struggles. There's been no controversy over masks, plus "early and widespread testing, a free health care system still building surge capacity, longer shutdowns,…
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Naming new French prime minister, Macron coordinates austerity with unions
wsws.org | 2020-07-04
Jean Castex is being brought in to coordinate with the unions the draconian austerity policies that Macron and the banks will impose amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/04/macr…

Riverside, California: HCA nurses strike continues as coronavirus takes its toll
wsws.org | 2020-07-04
According to health officials, the confirmed active case count in Riverside bloated to 10,059 on Thursday, compared to 9,532 on Wednesday. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 stands at 465.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/04/hcas…

Back-to-work policy accelerates spread of COVID-19 in Israel
wsws.org | 2020-07-04
The number of new coronavirus cases has doubled every 12 days over the last month and now averages more than 500 a day.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/04/isra…

UK Decision On Venezuelan Gold Condemned: 'It's Daylight Robbery!'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-04
The fact that the UK High Court cites the UK government's recognition of Juan Guaidó as the reason for blocking access to the gold is farcical. The UK government has formally recognised Guaidó as "interim president", but maintains full consular and diplomatic relations with Venezuela and its legitimate government. There is a Venezuelan ambassador in London and a British ambassador in Caracas. | Furthermore, the Venezuelan government had pledged that proceeds from the repatriation of the gold reserves would only be used, under supervision of the UN Human Development Program, in the fight against the COVID-19 pande…
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Panic and the Pandemic 'Down Under': The Ultimate Unseen Enemy
ahtribune.com | 2020-07-04
In the southeastern corner of Australia a State of Emergency has replaced what was known until recently only as the State of Victoria. The unseen enemy has been a fact of modern life since the 1950s but at least the red under the bed could be seen if found. COVID-19 is the ultimate unseen enemy, because it literally cannot be seen except through a microscope and noone knows where it is and when it will strike. | The panic generated by the spread of the virus is completely disproportionate to the risk of dying from it. Between late January and July 1, 2020, 2,505, 923 people were tested for COVID-19 in Australi…
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Armed Australian police just locked down 3,000 people in tower blocks
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-07-04
Authorities have locked down nine public housing tower blocks in an Australian city in a bid to stem a spike in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. Armed police are on site and reportedly patrolling each floor to…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/07/04/armed-a…

"Deep cleaning" in Australian schools: Image and reality
wsws.org | 2020-07-04
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, governments promised thoroughly cleaned classrooms, but school cleaners have neither the resources nor hours to conduct the necessary cleaning.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/04/clea…

Coronavirus deaths surge beyond 10,000 in Russia
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-04
Coronavirus-related deaths in Russia crossed the 10,000 mark on Saturday.With 168 fatalities registered over the last 24 hours, the overall count went up to 10,027, the country's emergency task force said in a daily report.The daily growth in coronavirus cases remains below 7,000 for the ninth consecutive day, since 6,632 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the overall count to 674,515.Recoveries surged by 8,986 to reach 446,879, raising the share of recovered people to 66,2%.Earlier this week, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said the country will continue increasing polymerase chain reaction…
yenisafak.com/en/world/coronavirus-death…

Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to Serbia
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-04
A Turkish military plane carrying the second batch of medical supplies for Serbia left the capital Ankara on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic.An A-400M military plane departed from the Etimesgut Military Airport to carry the equipment including ventilators, masks, overalls, and safety goggles.The first set of supplies was sent on June 12.There are over 15,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 298 deaths in Serbia, according to data compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil and R…
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FCA Toledo Jeep Workers Support Call For Rank-And-File Safety Committees
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-04
Anger is reaching a boiling point as workers continue to fall ill and management and the United Auto Workers union refuse to release information about the extent of COVID-19 cases. "It is ridiculous," Johnny, a worker at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo North Assembly Plant, said. "Threats and intimidation. People popping up positive left and right. I've been hearing we've had about 11 positive this week alone. All the different parts of the plants. Plus, there are several other potential cases." | Another worker at the FCA Toledo plant said that workers needed a rank-and-file safety committee at their factory, adding that…
popularresistance.org/fca-toledo-jeep-wo…

Release The Prisoners: Ohio Jail 100 Percent Positive For Covid
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-04
In a recent report, the Ohio Immigrant Alliance stated that the Morrow County Correctional Facility in Mt. Gilead is the first county jail in the state to be 100 percent COVID-positive. The jail, holding local prisoners as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, is also the first 100 percent COVID-positive ICE detention center in the U.S. | The Alliance accuses jail authorities of failing to follow their own protocols as well as ICE standards. | According to the Alliance report, "None of the inmates and detainees at Morrow County have been seen by a doctor in the facility, despite their COVID diagn…
popularresistance.org/release-the-prison…

Danny Sjursen: Fourth Of July Musings
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-04
Once again, this Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate — to the unwitting militarist racist tune that is the "Star Spangled Banner" — more than just the nation's Independence Day. Though most folks will, if at a reasonable social distance, focus more on the backyard beer and brats, U.S. jingoism and exceptionalism will invariably be on the menu. | That last sentiment, particularly amidst the COVID- and mass protest-exposing era of forever war at home and abroad, deserves a closer and critical look. For exceptionalism is truly a national disease that ravages American bodies and democratic institutio…
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WHO Halts Trials of Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir for COVID-19 Treatment
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-04
GENEVA (Sputnik) – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing trials of hydroxychloroquine and the combination of lopinavir/ritonavir for treatment, as part of its tests to find efficient remedies against the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
sputniknews.com/world/202007041079796133…

Nigel Farage Causes a Stir On Social Media By Posting a Picture From a Pub
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-04
The development comes as England announces a major relaxation of safety measures introduced to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and even cinemas have been allowed to open, as well as places of worship.
sputniknews.com/uk/202007041079795585-ni…

Trump Hosts Independence Day Celebrations Amid Fears of COVID-19 Pandemic – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-04
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Independence Day celebrations will generally not see barbeque parties and massive gatherings to "ensure the health and safety of those attending".
sputniknews.com/us/202007041079795555-tr…

Iran sues US for effect of sanction on spread of COVID-19
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-04
TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi said on Saturday that Iran has filed a complaint regarding the effect of sanctions on the fight against COVID-19.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160533/Iran-sues-US…

Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for Covid-19 after flying for president's Mt Rushmore event
rt.com | 2020-07-04
Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of US President Donald Trump's eldest son, has been infected with coronavirus and is self-isolating. She attended numerous campaign events, including the president's Tulsa rally. | Guilfoyle, a former Fox News talk show host, has been "immediately isolated to limit any exposure," Sergio Gor, a chief of staff for the Trump Victory Finance Committee, which Guilfoyle leads, said in a statement. | She's doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she's asymptomatic but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events. | CNN reported that Guilfoyle tes…
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Clinton says she could beat Trump in 2020, would have handled Covid-19 pandemic better
rt.com | 2020-07-04
Despite losing to Donald Trump in 2016, Hillary Clinton maintains she could defeat him if she were standing in 2020, and would have done a better job handling the Covid-19 pandemic, setting off a ripple of mockery on social media. | Asked by the 'Awards Chatter' podcast about the possibility of a rematch against Trump in November and if she could theoretically win it, Clinton responded with a definitive "yes." | "You know, when he ran before, people who knew him mostly knew him from reality TV. He'd been in their living rooms, and he was a businessman, and he looked like a billionaire, and he rode around in hi…
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'Anybody need any ventilators?' Trump says huge US Covid numbers are due to testing but FAKE NEWS media won't tell the story
rt.com | 2020-07-04
President Donald Trump has tweeted that the high number of Covid-19 cases in the US is actually a good thing as it is due to expanded testing, but the "fake news media" refuses to cover the shrinking mortality rate. | "Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn't test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News," the president tweeted on Saturday. | He continued: "In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media al…
rt.com/usa/493837-trump-coronavirus-test…

LA mayor warns citizens to cancel Fourth of July plans to 'save lives,' but supports Black Lives Matter protests
rt.com | 2020-07-04
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning citizens to avoid Fourth of July celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic, yet is fully in support of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and was even pictured at one not wearing a mask. | "We're going to have to celebrate differently this year. Everyone should cancel plans with others for the 4th of July. You shouldn't gather with anyone who doesn't live in your household," Garcetti tweeted on Friday. | He followed up on the actual holiday with multiple tweets doubling dow…
rt.com/usa/493832-eric-garcetti-la-july-…

'Anybody need any ventilators?' Trump says huge US Covid numbers are due to testing but FAKE NEWS media won't tell the story
rt.com | 2020-07-04
President Donald Trump has tweeted that the high number of Covid-19 cases in the US is actually a good thing as it is due to expanded testing, but the "fake news media" refuses to cover the shrinking mortality rate. | "Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn't test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News," the president tweeted on Saturday. | He continued, "In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media al…
rt.com/usa/493837-trump-coronavirus-test…

'Grossly unconstitutional': California ban on singing at religious ceremonies stokes outcry as protests continue to draw thousands
rt.com | 2020-07-04
The California state government has issued a directive barring singing and chanting at religious services, citing dangers posed by Covid-19. The order has been condemned as blatantly discriminatory, some even deeming it illegal. | The new mandate, issued earlier this week, "strongly" recommends that all religious gatherings be conducted remotely, but offers additional rules for those who insist on worshiping in person — including the controversial ban on singing, a common practice across a number of fai…
rt.com/usa/493781-california-bans-singin…

No One Should Have to Die in Prison
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-04
Every year people die in the custody of Illinois Department of Corrections, the vast majority due in part to overincarceration. COVID-19 is highlighting this fact because it is attacking the elderly and infirm, many of whom have spent decades enduring harsh prison conditions. They die lonely deaths for no other reason than incarceration politics, and in a vain attempt to satiate the insatiable appetite some people have for revenge. | Gov. J.B. Pritzker and others have recently voiced support for early releases of "non-violent offend…
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Russiagate's last gasp
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-04
One can read this most recent flurry of Russia, Russia, Russia paid the Taliban to kill GIs as an attempt to pre-empt the findings into Russiagate's origins.
mronline.org/2020/07/04/russiagates-last…

Why the high dudgeon over alleged Russian bounties for Taliban slaying of US troops
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-04
Certainly they want Trump to look bad for not loudly condemning the Russians for this alleged atrocity.
nationofchange.org/2020/07/04/why-the-hi…

No To Israeli Annexation — Palestine Solidarity Protest — Derry, Ireland, July 4 2020
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-07-04
For IMEMC News, Niall àì Brolcháin: Some of the crowd who gathered in Derry to protest against Israel's proposed illegal annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. Photo:…
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Treaty Defenders Arrested for Blocking Road to Trump's Mount Rushmore Event
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-04
Style note: Indian Country Today will refer to individuals defending the Black Hills as treaty defenders. The Black Hills, where Mount Rushmore is carved, are unceded territory in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 and acknowledged by a 1980 Supreme Court ruling in the United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians. | More than 100 treaty defenders and other protesters gathered on a highway leading to Mount Rushmore on Friday ahead of President Donald Trump's speech at the monument. |

| The gr…
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The University Community As A Microcosm Of The National Economy
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-04
In sum, MMT suggests that the printing of money can be calibrated to the fulfillment of short and long term needs. Money could and should be provided for health care for all, support for education (K through university), structural renovation, transitioning away from fossil fuels, the creation of jobs for all and universal basic income programs, and support for a Green New Deal. These programs were vitally needed before the pandemic and are even more essential since its onset. Of course, cutting military spending, pork-barrel legislation, and creating a progressive tax system helps. But the human needs articulate…
popularresistance.org/the-university-com…

Economically, US is a declining power, China is a rising power
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-04
In this episode of Signs of Our Time, Marxist intellectual Aijaz Ahmad and Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research talk about the state of US-China relations and rising tensions in East Asia. Prof. Ahmad analyses the decline in US economic and strategic power and talks about the implications of the China-Russia partnership…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/04/economica…

What is 'post-capitalism'?
Marx Memorial Library | mronline.org | 2020-07-04
It's an empty phrase used by people who wish to bypass the necessity of struggle, says the MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY.
mronline.org/2020/07/04/what-is-post-cap…

Trump's Vote-Heist Dress Rehearsal
Greg Palast | zcomm.org | 2020-07-04
The hidden, ugly story of the new Jim Crow tactics tested in the recent primaries–and coming soon to a state near you…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumps-vote-heist-…

We Must Understand the Sordid History of Voter Suppression to End Its Use
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-04
Below is an exclusive excerpt of the upcoming graphic novel Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy, published by First Second of Macmillan publishing and available July 7. Unrig, written by Daniel G. Newman with illustrations by George O'Connor, outlines key problems in U.S. democracy, proven solutions and stories of activists working to effect change. It documents the influence of money in politics, gerrymandering, voter suppression, the failings of the…
truthout.org/articles/we-must-understand…

ICE Out Of Marin Action at Marin County Jail
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-07-04
Activists demand County end cooperation with ICE and defunding of Sherriff's department.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/04/1883483…

Antifa, YPG/PKK ties threaten national peace in West
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-04
Many Western countries support the idea of backing the YPG/PKK in Syria but Turkish officials reject aiding a terror group to beat another, ISIS/Daesh. A recent report released by the Turkish National Police Academy warned that countries of origin might face serious security challenges once foreign fighters in Syria return home.The YPG is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror group that has the blood of tens of thousands of Turkish citizens on its hands. But warnings by Ankara have fallen on deaf ears and the YPG continues to recruit more and more foreign fighters. The report written by academics Murat Tinas and…
yenisafak.com/en/news/antifa-ypg-pkk-tie…

Cal Democrats Not Paying Unemployment Claims; Pro-War Feinstein
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-07-04
From the home front, with the California Supermajority Democratic Legislature & Governor contracting out to process millions of unemployment claims, many unpaid for months, to California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein voting to continue the blood for oil illegal occupation and war in Afghanistan, the Democratic Party insists with every move it is the same as the Republican Party.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/03/1883482…

NYC Mayor's promise to defund NYPD falls short of the people's demands
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-04
New York, NY — The New York City Council voted Tuesday, June 30 in favor of a new budget proposal that will supposedly cut NYPD funding by $1 billion from the police department's current annual budget of $6 billion. This comes in response to recent protests demanding that the city defund the NYPD. While Mayor Bill DeBlasio claims that the budget plan answers protesters' calls, the proposed 'cuts' in funding are in truth no more than an illusion. | Mayor DeBlasio claims that several hundred million dollars cut from the NYPD will go to funding for education. However, the reality is that the money currently us…
fightbacknews.org/2020/7/4/nyc-mayor-s-p…

NYC Mayor's promise to defund NYPD falls short of the people's demands
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-04
New York, NY — The New York City Council voted Tuesday, June 30 in favor of a new budget proposal that will supposedly cut NYPD funding by $1 billion from the police department's current annual budget of $6 billion. This comes in response to recent protests demanding that the city defund the NYPD. While Mayor Bill DeBlasio claims that the budget plan answers protesters' calls, the proposed 'cuts' in funding are in truth no more than an illusion. | Mayor DeBlasio claims that several hundred million dollars cut from the NYPD will go to funding for education. However, the reality is that the money currently us…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/4/nyc-mayor…

Chile: Police Shoots Dead Young Man During Protest in Santiago
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-04
A 21-year-old man Saturday was shot dead in Santiago de Chile by the police during a demonstration against President Sebastian Piñera's administration. | RELATED: | Chile: Piñera's Approval Dropped In The Last Two Months | The Haitian-descendent man was shot during a manifestation in Melipilla municipality when the residents were carrying out a protest against the social and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. | The victim was taken to San Jose Hospital, where he died a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-police-sho…

Trump gives fascistic rant at Mount Rushmore event held in defiance of health experts
wsws.org | 2020-07-04
Trump sought to use recent attacks on monuments to leaders of the American Revolution and Civil War to brand protesters against police killings as "far-left fascists," while hailing the police and right-wing militia groups and pledging to crack down on opponents of his authoritarian and pro-corporate policies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/04/trum…

Residents of Sheboygan, Wisconsin protest police murder of man with mental illness history
wsws.org | 2020-07-04
Over 100 protesters took to the streets Thursday evening after Kevan Ruffin, 32, was shot multiple times by an unnamed Sheboygan police deputy earlier in the day.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/04/poli…

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to join "We Can't Breathe" protest at RNC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-04
Chicago, IL -The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) will be joining the massive demonstration that is set for August 27 at the Republican National Convention (RNC), in Jacksonville, Florida. The "We Can't Breathe" protest, organized by the Coalition to March on the RNC, will focus on stopping police crimes and advancing the demand for community control of the police. | Speaking about the need to march on the RNC, Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression states, "The Trump administration has been green-lighting police crimes…
fightbacknews.org/2020/7/3/national-alli…

Protest and power
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2020-07-04
Building People's Power is the vital arena of struggle under late stage capitalism, when the "system" is not only objectively failing, but the people know it is coming apart at the seams.
mronline.org/2020/07/04/protest-and-powe…

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to join "We Can't Breathe" protest at RNC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-04
Chicago, IL -The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) will be joining the massive demonstration that is set for August 27 at the Republican National Convention (RNC), in Jacksonville, Florida. The "We Can't Breathe" protest, organized by the Coalition to March on the RNC, will focus on stopping police crimes and advancing the demand for community control of the police. | Speaking about the need to march on the RNC, Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression states, "The Trump administration has been green-lighting police crimes…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/3/national-…

A wave of socialism is sweeping through the United States
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-04
Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News discusses the protests against racial injustice and police violence as the US celebrates independence day. He analyses the stage of the protests, the demand for defunding the police, and talks about socialism and class politics.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/04/a-wave-of…

A wave of socialism is sweeping the United States
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-04
Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News discusses the protests against racial injustice and police violence as the US celebrates independence day. He analyses the stage of the protests, the demand for defunding the police, and talks about socialism and class politics.
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Unions hold coutrywide wide demonstrations against anti-people policies in India
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-04
Ten of thousands workers from different trade unions staged a countrywide protest on July 3, which also involved public sector employees, industrial workers, scheme workers and agricultural workers…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/04/unions-ho…

Who's Insuring the Trans Mountain Pipeline?
Elana Sulakshana | commondreams.org | 2020-07-04
NO PIPELINES ON STOLEN NATIVE LAND: Climate campaigners and Indigenous peoples across Canada have spent the past several years protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Photo: Mark Klotz/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Protest And Power
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-04
The last thing the Black Misleadership Class wants is a Black power-seeking movement. Wedded as they are to a token "place" in the capitalist spoils system, these misleaders have shown remarkable loyalty to their bosses in the Democratic Party and, until recently, to the police that kills their constituents at will. Despite decades of Black grassroots warnings against the growing militarization of the U.S. police, in 2014 the Congressional Black Caucus voted 32 to 8 to continue the infamous Pentagon 1033 program that funneled billions of dollars in weapons and gear to local police departments. (A program that inc…
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Native American Protesters Blocked The Road Leading To Mount Rushmore
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-04
A group of mainly Native American protesters blocked the road leading up to Mount Rushmore for three hours before President Donald Trump gave a speech at the national monument Friday night. | When they refused to disband, the protesters faced off with the South Dakota National Guard, which shot close-range shells at their feet and sprayed some protesters with pepper spray, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. | By 7 p.m., 15 protesters who refused to leave the road had been arrested. | Trump went on to give a divisive speech at Mount Rushmore, saying the country was under siege by "far-left" fascists waging…
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Outcry after Virginia officials order US flag to be removed from Capitol construction site due to it being 'target' for protesters
rt.com | 2020-07-04
A decision by the Virginia state government to order a giant American banner to be pulled from the would-be seat of the local General Assembly amid fears protesters could tear the flag down, has faced pushback online. | The huge banner, made of tarps, which hung about two stores from the ground, was ordered to be taken down from what is set to become the future seat of the state legislature just as the nation was gearing up to mark July 4th. | State officials argued that the removal is a neccessary precautionary measure, so that Black Lives Matter protesters won't see red over the US state symbol, which has be…
rt.com/usa/493838-us-flag-virginia-remov…

Outcry after Virginia officials order US flag to be removed from capitol construction site due to it being 'target' for protesters
rt.com | 2020-07-04
The Virginia state government has ordered a giant American banner to be pulled from the would-be seat of the local General Assembly amid fears that protesters could tear the flag down. The decision has prompted pushback online. | The huge banner, made of tarps, was ordered to be taken down from what is set to become the future seat of the state legislature just as the nation was gearing up to mark July 4. | State officials argued that the removal was a necessary precautionary measure, so that Black Lives Matter protesters don't see red over the US state symbol, which has been repeatedly burned as initially pea…
rt.com/usa/493838-us-flag-virginia-remov…

The Fourth of July Must Be a Day of Protest Against White Supremacy
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-04
Racial justice protests are happening across the country during this Fourth of July weekend to challenge acts of police brutality perpetrated against Black people. These much-needed actions highlight not only modern-day police abuse but also the sordid history of white supremacy and racial violence in this country. Instead of celebrating a false narrative of American struggle for liberty and justice for all, we should be out in the streets protesting against the continued killings by the police of Bla…
truthout.org/articles/the-fourth-of-july…

Remember "Bloody Thursday" & Stop Racist Graffiti At SSA! Press Conf At Port Of Oakland
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-07-04
ILWU Local 34, ILWU Local 34 and ILWU IBU Bay Area members held a press conference on July 3, 2020 to protest Ku Klux Klan racist graffiti put up at the SSA terminal following the Juneteenth | Action. They also announced plans for commemoration of July 5, 2020 "Bloody Thursday" at the SSA Terminal…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/03/1883483…

[Correspondence] Methodology in the GBD study of China — Author's reply
Christopher J L Murray | thelancet.com | 2020-07-04
The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2017 provides comprehensive assessment of population health for 195 countries and territories and subnational units for selected countries, including all province-level administrative units in China. It is important to point out that, as the GBD uses a hierarchical analytical framework, data input from all GBD 2017 analytical units, national or subnational, are integrated into a single modelling process to provide a set of estimates for all locations that are internally consistent and comparable across locations and over time.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30481-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Methodology in the GBD study of China
Yen-Feng Lin | thelancet.com | 2020-07-04
Maigeng Zhou and colleagues1 claimed that they had implemented the same hierarchical model setup as Christopher Murray and colleagues had in their Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD),2 in which Taiwan and China were treated at the same level in the hierarchical model. However, according to figures 3 and 4 in the Article,1 Taiwan was placed at the level under the umbrella of China. The inconsistency between the methodology and results in these figures requires clarification.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30485-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Methodology in the GBD study of China
Ping-I Lin, Stephen J Glatt, Ming T Tsuang | thelancet.com | 2020-07-04
We found the Article by Maigeng Zhou and colleagues1 intriguing. However, we have some concerns. Our major concern arises from mixing data from mainland China and Taiwan. These two regions have distinct health-care and social welfare systems; they also have different time trends of how socioeconomic conditions evolved during the past half century. Therefore, mixing the data from these two regions might lead to biased estimates, especially for the health outcomes shaped by health policies (eg, vaccination programmes as a prevention strategy).
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30483-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] US Global Gag Rule increases unsafe abortion
Terry McGovern | thelancet.com | 2020-07-04
The Trump administration issued the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy in 2017. This policy is an expansion of the Global Gag Rule that blocks US global health assistance to foreign non-governmental organisations that provide, counsel on, refer to, or advocate for abortion services; even if they do so with their own funding and in countries where abortion is legal. Following an additional policy expansion in 2019, foreign organisations that comply with the policy must now attach it to all subgrants that they give to other foreign organisations, including those that do not involve US global health…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30921-1/fulltext?rss=yes