Daily Archives: July 10, 2020

2020-07-10: News Headlines

Richard C. Gross (2020-07-10). Trump: Reopen Schools (or Else). counterpunch.org "Stable genius" Donald Trump knows as much about schools as he does about epidemiology. The man who reportedly is said by his niece to have paid someone to take a college entrance exam when he was in high school suddenly has become an education expert and has urged that schools reopen physically at their scheduled

Chris Krupp (2020-07-10). Public Lands Under Widespread Attack During Pandemic. counterpunch.org The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light the importance of wild places in all our lives. Yet the Trump administration is intent on their destruction through unmitigated extractive uses such as oil and gas development, mining, logging and grazing to benefit private industries. Wild places—most of which, at least in the U.S., are on public

Melvin Goodman (2020-07-10). The Washington Post and Its Cold War Drums. counterpunch.org The Washington Post has taken its Cold War campaign against China, Russia, and Iran to a new level. In the Sunday edition of its Outlook section,…

CounterSpin (2020-07-10). Brenda Choresi Carter on the Power of Sheriffs, Gordon Mosser on Medicare for All & Covid-19. fair.org Media…

Alan Macleod (2020-07-10). Latin America's Neoliberal Leaders Are Making the Coronavirus Pandemic Far Worse. mintpressnews.com Much of Latin America is in meltdown with coronavirus cases soaring, bodies piling up, and anger mounting as a new wave of neoliberal leaders who openly reject individualism amid collective public health crisis pour fuel on the fire.

Raul Diego (2020-07-10). Africa to Become Testing Ground for "Trust Stamp" Vaccine Record and Payment System. mintpressnews.com A new biometric identity platform partnered with the Gates-funded GAVI vaccine alliance and Mastercard will launch in West Africa and combine COVID-19 vaccinations, cashless payments, and potential law enforcement applications.

WSWS (2020-07-10). Joblessness soars as COVID-19 pandemic accelerates across US. wsws.org Another 1.3 million people filed for unemployment for the first time last week as 18.1 million placed continuing claims.

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-07-10). Deep Recession and Contraction of Global Economy: "Second Wave" Covid Economic Impact? globalresearch.ca The reopening of the US economy in June—and some states as early as May—has produced a modest economic 'rebound'. But rebound is not to be confused with economic recovery. | The current rebound is the natural result of the US economy …

Special to People's World (2020-07-10). Farm Aid stands with meatpacking workers for COVID-19 protection. peoplesworld.org Nearly 40,000 food workers, a majority of whom are meat workers, have tested positive for COVID-19. At Tyson Foods, the world's second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the infection rate is double that of other meat companies; more than 8,500 Tyson employees have been confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19. …

Ted Kuntz (2020-07-10). COVID-19 Measures Unconstitutional: Legal Proceeding against Prime Minister Trudeau: Filed in Ontario Superior Court. globalresearch.ca We are living in unprecedented times. The mass and indiscriminate containment of citizens, the restriction of access to parliament, the courts, medical and educational services, the destruction of local economies and livelihoods, and the requirement to physically distance, along with …

Rob Urie (2020-07-10). Democracy and the Illusion of Choice. counterpunch.org The neoliberal logic of everything for the rich is now so deeply embedded in American political economy that its base assumptions appear untouchable, except in rare and extraordinary circumstances. With the Covid pandemic exacerbating the current crisis of capitalism, political and economic defense mechanisms make restoring the people and institutions that created the crisis appear to be the only alternative (once again) to solving it

Marilyn Bechtel (2020-07-10). COVID-19 pandemic sweeps California prisons, San Quentin hit hardest. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—One of COVID-19's most dramatic consequences in California has been its impact on the state's prison population. As of July 8, nearly 2,300 of the 115,000 people incarcerated in the state's historically overcrowded prison system had tested positive for the disease, and at least 31 had died. Over 600 prison workers have also tested …

Lynnette Grey Bull (2020-07-10). Trump's Postcard to America From the Shrine of Hypocrisy. counterpunch.org "This monument will never be desecrated," Donald Trump bloviated at his second rally during the COVID-19 pandemic, a 4th of July white supremacy-fest held in the shadow of Mount Rushmore. The mask-less crowd roared its approval. This is his response to a nation roiled by the dual crisis of an unprecedented pandemic and the racial

G. Dunkel (2020-07-10). Labor union begins struggle against COVID-19 layoffs. workers.org New York City On the last day possible, June 30, the City University of New York announced it was going to lay off 3,000, or more than 20 percent, of the 13,000 adjunct teaching staff, who are represented by the Professional Staff Congress, American Federation of Teachers Local 2334. The . . . |

Fight Back (2020-07-10). Pitt grad student organizers condemn changes to ICE Student Exchange and Visitor Program rules. fightbacknews.org Pittsburgh, PA – Members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at the University of Pittsburgh (GSOC-USW) issued a statement, July 8, expressing solidarity with international students and denouncing the Trump administration's recent modifications of existing ICE Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) rules. | Under the rule change, students in the United States on F-1 visas must take at least one in-person class or face deportation. This comes at a time when many universities, including the University of Pittsburgh, are still weighing their options for online instruction in the wake of the COVID-19 cr…

Charles McKelvey (2020-07-10). The Limitations of the New Antiracist Movement. counterpunch.org In spite of Trump's evident erratic administrative style and his disastrous mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. president continues to have significant support among whites, especially whites with no college. This suggests that at the present time in the United States there are significant ideological obstacles to the formation of a national popular consensus

Fermín Sánchez-Guijo, Mariano García-Arranz, Miriam López-Parra, Pablo Monedero, Carmen Mata-Martínez, Arnoldo Santos, Víctor Sagredo, José-Manuel àÅlvarez-Avello, José Eugenio Guerrero, César Pérez-Calvo, Miguel-Vicente Sánchez-Hernández, José Luis Del-Pozo, Enrique J. Andreu, María-Eugenia Fernández-Santos, Barbara Soria-Juan, Luis M. Hernández-Blasco, Etelvina Andreu, José M. Sempere, Agustín G. Zapata, José M. Moraleda, Bernat Soria, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Damián García-Olmo, Felipe Prósper (2020-07-10). Adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells for the treatment of patients with severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation. A proof of concept study. thelancet.com Treatment with intravenous administration of AT-MSC in 13 severe COVID-19 pneumonia under mechanical ventilation in a small case series did not induce significant adverse events and was followed by clinical and biological improvement in most subjects.

Staff (2020-07-10). Brazilian Epidemiologist Slams Bolsonaro's COVID Response as Far-Right President Tests Positive. democracynow.org As Brazil faces the world's second-worst COVID-19 outbreak after the United States, Trump ally and far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive, after months of downplaying the severity of the pandemic. Brazil has gone almost two months with no health minister. "Bad political leadership is a major risk factor for the spread of the pandemic," says leading Brazilian epidemiologist Cesar Victora, who coordinates the International Center for Equity in Health at the Federal University of Pelotas.

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Fujifilm's Avigan inconclusive in COVID-19 patients in Japan trial. yenisafak.com A clinical trial of Fujifilm Holdings Corp's Avigan drug yielded inconclusive results as a treatment of COVID-19, Japanese researchers said on Friday.Although patients given the drug early in the trial showed more improvement than those who got delayed doses, the results did not reach statistical significance, Fujita Health University researcher Yohei Doi said.The results, announced at a news conference on Friday, followed the completion of a clinical trial conducted between March and May on 89 patients across Japan.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had said he hoped the drug would be approved as a COVID-19 trea…

The Canary (2020-07-10). World Health Organisation experts visit China to discuss coronavirus probe. thecanary.co Two World Health Organisation (WHO) experts will spend 11-12 July in Beijing to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.One animal health expert and one epidemiologist will work to fix the "scope and terms of reference" for the future mission. It will be aimed at learning how the virus jumped from animals to humans, WHO's statement said on 10 July.Origins: Scientists believe the virus may have originated in bats. It was then transmitted through another mammal such as a civet cat or pangolin before being passed on to people at a fresh food ma…

The Canary (2020-07-10). 16 homeless people known to have died with coronavirus — Office of National Statistics. thecanary.co Sixteen homeless people are known to have died with coronavirus (Covid-19) in England during the first three months of the lockdown. The deaths were registered between 26 March and 26 June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed.But ONS has cautioned that the figure may be an underestimate of the true number of homeless people who have died with the virus. It defined homeless as people who were sleeping rough, using homeless shelters and direct access hostels, or housed in emergency accommodation due to the pandemic at or around the time of death.The 16 death certificates mentioned coronavirus either a…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Pakistan: 2 provinces bearing brunt of pandemic. yenisafak.com Pakistan's two most populous provinces account for more than 75% of the country's COVID-19 cases and over 72% of its virus-related fatalities, according to official data released on Friday.The South Asian country's overall case count increased to 243,599, with 2,751 infections recorded over the past 24 hours, while the death toll rose by 75 to reach 5,058, the Health Ministry reported.With 100,900 confirmed infections, the southern Sindh province leads in the number of cases, followed by northeastern Punjab, the most populous province, with 85,261 cases.Together they make up over 76% of Pakistan's nationwide case…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Iran reports 142 more deaths due to coronavirus. yenisafak.com Iran on Friday confirmed 142 more fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 12,447.A further of 2,262 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 252,720, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.A total of 215,176 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 3,319 patients remain in critical condition, the official said.Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed over 555,500 lives in 188 countries and regions since emerging in China last December.Nearly 12.3 million cases have been reported worldwide, with the US, Brazil,…

_____ (2020-07-10). Beware Of Right Deviations That Have Emerged From The Crisis Of US Imperialism. popularresistance.org The events of the last three-plus months have exposed another political trend to be wary of. COVID-19's devastating impact on the United States coupled with an economic collapse and a mass uprising against racist policing has activated a long-standing political tendency within the imperialist world: libertarianism. | Libertarianism is often viewed as an anti-government, pro-capitalist ideology that worships the free market doctrine of Adam Smith. However, such a definition does not consider the racist context of the United States. Libertarianism, like all capitalist ideologies, is bound with white supremacy. Libe…

_____ (2020-07-10). A New Tonkin Gulf Incident In The Making? popularresistance.org While the American public, the media, and Congress have largely been focused on the Covid pandemic, demands for racial justice, and other domestic concerns in recent months, the US military has been mobilizing all of its capabilities for a massive show of force in waters abutting China. Every Pacific-based US submarine is now deployed in the area; two nuclear-powered carriers and their escort ships are conducting naval maneuvers there; the Air Force has sent B-1 bombers overhead; and the Army is practicing to seize Chinese-claimed islands. | In the most provocative of these efforts, the carriers Nimitz and Ronald…

_____ (2020-07-10). Here Not Death But The Future Is Frightening. popularresistance.org The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its June 2020 update. The prognosis is bleak. Global growth for 2020 is projected at -4.9%, 1.9% below the IMF's forecast from April. 'The COVID-19 pandemic has had a more negative impact on activity in the first half of 2020 than anticipated', acknowledges the IMF. Forecasts for 2021 are somewhat optimistic, sitting at 5.4%, which is higher than the 3.4% the IMF predicted in January 2020. 'The adverse impact on low-income households is particularly acute', says the IMF. Poverty reduction is effectively off the agenda. The World Bank's recent report takes a dim v…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-07-10). [UPDATED] Venezuela: Oil Minister, PSUV Vice President Test Positive for COVID-19. venezuelanalysis.com The senior Chavista figures made the announcement on Twitter.

RT (2020-07-10). California sues Trump over rules to deport foreign students home if colleges offer online-only classes. rt.com California has joined several Ivy League schools in challenging immigration rules that would send foreign students back if they can't attend classes in person, claiming such a requirement would only spread Covid-19. | Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Thursday that the state will file a legal challenge against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), over their recent clarification of the rule that foreign exchange students would have to leave the US if their schools operate online-only classes. | "Today's lawsuit rests on America's enduring princip…

RT (2020-07-10). California sues Trump over rules to deport foreign students if colleges offer online-only classes. rt.com California has joined several Ivy League schools in challenging immigration rules that would send foreign students back if they can't attend classes in person, claiming such a requirement would only spread Covid-19. | Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Thursday that the state will file a legal challenge against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), over their recent clarification of the rule that foreign exchange students would have to leave the US if their schools operate online-only classes. | "Today's lawsuit rests on America's enduring princip…

RT (2020-07-10). Phoenix, Arizona hospital runs out of morgue space, requests REFRIGERATOR TRUCKS as Covid-19 fatalities mount. rt.com One hospital in Phoenix, Arizona has reportedly requested refrigerated trucks to augment its morgue capacity, amid a spike in both temperatures and coronavirus deaths in that southwest US state. | Maricopa County "just announced they are going to be getting refrigerated trucks because the Abrazo health care system has run out of morgue beds," Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego told MSNBC on Friday. | Gallego, a Democrat, demanded a statewide mask mandate from Republican Governor Doug Ducey. | | Phoenix Mayor Gallego says Maricopa Co. has requested re…

RT (2020-07-10). NYC mayor bans 'large events' through end of September — except BLM protests. rt.com New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has banned all large public events for the next three months, citing the Covid-19 pandemic — only to make a belated exception for Black Lives Matter rallies, incensing Americans far outside the city. | Fresh from painting a giant "Black Lives Matter" mural on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, the mayor took to CNN to expand on his office's order to cancel all large gatherings through September 30 on Thursday. But when host Wolf Blitzer asked him about "protests," de Blasio couldn't resist taking the day's pandering even further. | "We understand, at this moment in histor…

Laborfest (2020-07-10). Wednesday 7/15: LaborFest 2020: US Public Health System, COVID, Racism & Capitalism. 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.

Eugene E Ruyle (2020-07-10). Sunday 7/12: Covid-19 and the crisis of neoliberalism. indybay.org Zoom Meeting LOG-IN INFORMATION | Posted at: icssmarx.org – OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE…

REZA FIYOUZAT (2020-07-10). Your 19th COVID Breakdown. counterpunch.org More than 130,000 dead, over three million confirmed cases in the U.S. The actual final numbers will be, with absolute certainty, a lot worse. The antithesis of a corrective response by the Trump administration now looks exactly like a deliberate attempt to seize the day and get rid of as many of us as possible.

Danny Sjursen (2020-07-10). Undercover Patriots: Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent. counterpunch.org It was June 20th and we antiwar vets had traveled all the way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the midst of a pandemic to protest President Trump's latest folly, an election 2020 rally where he was to parade his goods and pretend all was well with this country. We never planned to go inside the cavernous

Danny Sjursen (2020-07-10). The US wants to play powerbroker in a fight over the Nile River, but a bigger threat looms. peoplesdispatch.org What is at stake in the negotiations between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and what has been the response of the US…

Danny Sjursen (2020-07-10). I Was at the Tulsa Rally With Anti-Trump Vets. The President Should Be Worried. thenation.com I Was at the Tulsa Rally With Anti-Trump Vets. The President Should Be Worried.

Thom Hartmann (2020-07-10). How Billionaires Get Away With Their Big Con. counterpunch.org About 75 percent of Americans trusted the federal government to "do what is right" when polled during most of the last years of the Eisenhower administration and early years of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency. In 2019, when the Pew Research Center released its most recent poll of public trust in the government, only 17 percent

Todd Smith (2020-07-10). Still Fighting "Whatever" in Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org This just in: Cable news presenter-hero Jake Tapper finds new spotlight at the Movies with the Millennium Media studio release of The Outpost, based on Tapper's 2012 book The Outpost: an Untold Story of American Valor. Tapper's tale tells the story of a locally massive attack by Taliban-types on a remote American forward operating base, …

Alan Macleod (2020-07-10). As White Jesus Debate Rages, Islam Undergoes its Own Racial Reckoning. mintpressnews.com The worldwide push for racial justice has sparked discussion within some Muslim communities on the overly white illustrations of key figures in the Islamic tradition, particularly the twelve imams so revered in Shiaism.

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-10). Private Prison Simulation Game Goes Viral on Apple App Store. thealtworld.com With over two million people locked up across a sprawling network of private and public prisons, the US has by far the highest incarceration rate in the world, significantly worse than brutal dictatorships in Africa, Latin America or Central Asia. | MPN— A new game called "Prison Empire Tycoon" is going viral. Released in late May, it has risen to become the current number one strategy game in Apple's

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-10). Retired Steelworker leader Jones backs Biden but wishes it was Bernie. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS—Chuck Jones, the retired Steelworkers Local 1999 president who became famous for debunking then-President-elect Donald Trump's lies about the Carrier plant closure outside Indianapolis almost four years ago, is going to vote for Joe Biden. But Jones really wishes he was voting for Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., the last man standing against former veep Biden …

Judy Greenspan (2020-07-10). 'Day of Rage' against Zionist annexation. workers.org When Palestine is under attack, what do we do? Unite and fight back! And that's just what thousands of protesters did across the U.S. on July 1, the day Israel annexed 30 percent of the West Bank. More cities had demonstrations in the days that followed. At least 40 actions . . . |

Paul Street (2020-07-10). Imperial Blind Spots and a Question for Obama. counterpunch.org The biggest of the many moral blind-spots that mar the politics of the Democratic Party is American imperialism. Biden Helped Lead the Charge into Iraq Look at the Inauthentic Opposition Party's[1] presumptive presidential nominee. Biden recently chided Donald Trump in not-so veiled terms for failing to overthrow the democratically elected socialist Maduro government of Venezuela?

South Front (2020-07-10). Video: Iran to Support Syria with Air Defense to Repel US, Israeli Attacks. globalresearch.ca Iran will help to strengthen Syrian air defense capabilities as part of a wider military security agreement between the two countries, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said on July 8. …

Ted Galen Carpenter (2020-07-10). The Prosecution of Washington's Kosovo Clients for War Crimes. globalresearch.ca The United States and its NATO allies launched a military intervention in 1999 that helped the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) win its secessionist campaign against Serbia.U.S. officials justified that intervention on the grounds that Serbian security forces were committing pervasive …

Tracy Keeling (2020-07-10). As 50 more lions are killed by Brits, a disturbing new book shows how close they are to extinction. thecanary.co The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting's (CBTH) Eduardo Gonàßalves has released a

_____ (2020-07-10). 'I Could Live With That': How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade. strategic-culture.org Jeffrey ST. CLAIR | "I decided I could live with that." | — Stansfield Turner, Jimmy Carter's CIA director, on the extreme level of civilian casualties in the CIA's covert war in Afghanistan. | The first indelible image of the war in Afghanistan for many Americans was probably that of CBS anchorman Dan Rather, wrapped in the voluminous drapery of a mujahedin fighter, looking like a healthy relative of Lawrence of Arabia (albeit with hair that seemed freshly blow-dried, as some viewers were quick to point out). From his secret mountainside "somewhere in the Hindu Kush," Rather unloaded on his audience a barr…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-07-10). "I Could Live With That": How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade. counterpunch.org Jimmy Carter later confessed in his memoirs that he was more shaken by the invasion of Afghanistan than any other event of his presidency, including the Iranian revolution. Carter was convinced by the CIA that it could be the start of a push by the Soviets toward the Persian Gulf, a scenario that led the president to seriously consider the use of tactical nuclear weapons.

CEWPAPH (2020-07-10). Alternative "Declaration of Independence Day" on July 4. indybay.org On the fourth of July, a CodePink caravan declared independence from racism, war, and climate devastation – all interconnecting systems of death. | Top Photo: Demonstrators use stencils to paint a message on the street in front of Nancy Pelosi's Pacific Heights Home. It reads, Pelosi Defund War $.

Peter Frost (2020-07-10). Trump election strategy: Blame China for coronavirus, bad economy. peoplesworld.org With the latest opinion polls showing Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by 53% to 42%, Trump needs desperate measures. A major part of his re-election strategy now is to up the ante against Beijing. Last weekend, he announced yet again that China had caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-10). House Labor-Health-Education bill could set off social issue uproars. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The mammoth, and often controversial, House money bill for federal labor, health and education spending adds billions of dollars for schools and health programs, but could also set off several social issue uproars when it hits the House floor later this month. The measure doles out and increases funds for the departments of Labor, Health …

Alda Facio (2020-07-10). What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Inequality, Discrimination and the Importance of Caring. counterpunch.org They say coronavirus doesn't discriminate, that it puts us all at risk, that it dictates an equally threatening future for all humankind. But the measures that have been implemented in Central America to deal with the pandemic are proof of the monumental, pre-existing inequality of our societies, and how quickly the neoliberal capitalist system takes

Gloria Rubac (2020-07-10). Federal executions set to resume before Republicans convene. workers.org The federal government plans to execute four people this summer in Terre Haute, Ind., even though the condemned prisoners have not been able to meet with their attorneys for more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced the executions to take place on . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-10). Teachers on re-opening schools: "Not without protecting kids" peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—When the issue comes down to reopening the nation's schools as the coronavirus plague continues, GOP President Donald Trump says "yes," but leaders of teachers unions say "no"—or at any rate, not until you can truly protect the kids. The uproar started with a Trump dog-and-pony show with his Education Secretary, Elizabeth "Betsy" DeVos, and …

Eds. (2020-07-10). Instead of freeing elderly prisoners in response to Coronavirus, Cuomo created a prison nursing home way upstate. mronline.org THE ADIRONDACK CORRECTIONAL Facility is tucked away in the mountainous North Country of New York State, less than a two-hour drive from the Canadian border. Three years ago, it was converted to incarcerate teens aged 16 to 17, automatically prosecuted as adults under pernicious state law. As of this May, in response to the coronavirus …

David Yearsley (2020-07-10). Morricone: Maestro of Music and Image. counterpunch.org Born in 1929, the masterful composer Ennio Morricone, who died this week at the age of 91, made his entrance into the world just after the advent of synchronized cinematic sound. The Jazz Singer had come out just two years earlier. Over a life that spanned the history of the movie soundtrack, Morricone shaped the combined arts of music and image as few others have or will.

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-07-10). FrankenBob: The Self-Made Dylan. counterpunch.org The dream is over What can I say? — John Lennon, "God" (1970) A few decades ago Bob Dylan took Joyce Carol Oates for a ride and she almost never came back, but when she did she dedicated a creepy short story to him, "Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?" A girlygazer past

Joel Wendland-Liu (2020-07-10). Overcoming Civil Discourse and Other Illusions of Democracy for the 1%. dissidentvoice.org Festishizing democracy The U.S. racist-capitalist class and its ideological apparatus fetishize the word democracy. Using fatuous appeals to civil discourse, it sponsors the illusion that democracy is the most advanced political system in human history. In addition to voting for their representatives, people supposedly engage with civil society through which they achieve greater social goods …

Abdul Rahman (2020-07-10). What's behind the war in Libya? peoplesdispatch.org The decade-long conflict in Libya following the 2011 NATO invasion is now at a critical juncture, and may spiral into a regional war if no serious measures are taken to prevent such a situation…

Staff (2020-07-10). Srebrenica At 25: Have We Learned Anything? therealnews.com In 1995, between July 11-22, Serbian forces murdered 8,327 defenseless Bosnians in an act of genocide. What's happened to international law and outrage over crimes against humanity?

A.D. Foster (2020-07-10). Columbia, SC protesters resilient in the face of police repression. liberationnews.org Protesters, activists and community members in Columbia, South Carolina are facing severe repression following protests against racism and police terror at the end of May. So far, more than 80 people have been arrested, protesters and bystanders alike. That number continues to grow as the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department seek to …

Judy Greenspan (2020-07-10). Black Organizing Project gana campaña para desmantelar departamento de policía escolar. workers.org Por Judy Greenspan Oakland, California The Black Organizing Project (BOP), es una organización comunitaria liderada por miembros negros que trabaja por la justicia racial, social y económica a través de la organización de base y la construcción de comunidades en Oakland, California. En medio de una peligrosa pandemia, la organización, . . . |

Otis Grotewohl (2020-07-10). Students and workers remove 'Confederate General' name from school. workers.org Charleston, W.Va. In a huge victory for the growing movement against racism and national oppression, members of the Kanawha County Board of Education of Charleston, W.Va., voted 5-0 on July 6 to change the name of what used to be known as "Stonewall Jackson Middle School." Charleston protest, July 6. . . . |

A Guest Author (2020-07-10). Two more monuments to racism bite the dust in Boston. workers.org By G. Lechat Boston Black Lives Matter rebellion power brought down two controversial statues here, one of Christopher Columbus in the traditionally Italian-American North End, and the Downtown "Freedman's Memorial," a replica of a better-known bronze statue in Washington D.C. Boston is a famously parochial "city of neighborhoods" — historically . . . |

Staff (2020-07-10). BLM Protests Captured In Black And White. therealnews.com TRNN's Aman Azhar captured these photos June 7-8 shortly after thousands took to the streets of Washington, D.C. demanding an end to racial discrimination and police brutality.

Forbes West (2020-07-10). Render unto Caesar now: Should we be taxing the churches? peoplesworld.org Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. Matthew 22: 15-22 In this famous biblical passage, Jesus made it clear to his followers that they ought to respect the laws of Caesar, and his taxes, and to respect the laws of God, and render support to his …

Staff (2020-07-10). Stir Crazy! Episode #65: First Nation Friday. therealnews.com On today's show: Journalist, organizer, and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism Jen Deerinwater, Miwok journalist and community organizer Desiree Kane, and journalist and community builder Johnnie Jae. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Rachel Domond (2020-07-10). Stay in the streets — Justice for Vanessa Guillén! liberationnews.org Vanessa Guillén's story is just one in a military culture of sexual violence, domestically and internationally.

Michael Steven Smith (2020-07-10). The revolutionary life of Dr. Alan Berkman. mronline.org I was dear friends with Dr. Alan Berkman and his physician wife and comrade Dr. Barbara Zeller. "They shared a deep moral commitment to make medical care available to all," as Barbara Ehrenreich has written, "even if it took a revolution to achieve."

Staff (2020-07-10). A Blueprint For Violence: Police Training Manual Reveals Disturbing Methods. therealnews.com A training manual obtained by PAR raises questions about what cops are being taught and how they handle encounters with civilians. PAR speaks with Jaelyn Cedillo of Pueblo, CO, whose brother was gunned down by Pueblo sheriffs.

John Bellamy Foster (2020-07-10). Marx's Ecology: Materialism and Nature. mronline.org The Cosmonaut team inaugurates the ecology series by discussing John Bellamy Foster's seminal book Marx's Ecology on its twentieth anniversary.

Nathan Tankus (2020-07-10). Congress is a month away from cutting the economy's fiscal life support. mronline.org The most important economic problem the United States is facing is the failure to contain Coronavirus and the unethical decisions politicians have been making to reopen without the administrative capacity to limit the virus's spread.

CP Editor (2020-07-10). The Struggle for Police-Free Schools and an Equitable, Safe Re-Opening. counterpunch.org

Staff (2020-07-10). "Most Important Indian Law Case in Half a Century": Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Sovereignty in OK. democracynow.org In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that much of eastern Oklahoma, constituting nearly half the state, is Native American land, recognizing a 19th century U.S. treaty with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump nominee, joined the court's liberal wing in a narrow 5-4 ruling that found state authorities cannot criminally prosecute Indigenous peoples under state or local laws. The court's bombshell decision — which also impacts the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole Nations — is a major victory for Indigenous sovereignty and treaty rights. "It's a landmark case…

Staff (2020-07-10). "House of Absolute Horrors": Mary Trump's Book Reveals How Trump Family Gave Rise to a "Sociopath" democracynow.org In a new book, Mary Trump — the president's niece — describes Donald Trump as a "sociopath" who grew up in a dysfunctional family that fostered his greed and cruelty. Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert, is seeking to block the sale of the book on the grounds that it violates a confidentiality agreement, but publisher Simon & Schuster says 600,000 copies of the book have already been distributed ahead of its July 14 publishing date. Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, who has reported on Trump for three decades, says the book is "very, very important" and helps to answer how Trump got to t…

Staff (2020-07-10). Supreme Court Rules Trump Is Not Above the Law, But Public Unlikely to See Tax Returns by Election. democracynow.org In a pair of 7-2 rulings, the Supreme Court rejected President Trump's claim of absolute immunity under the law. The court ruled a Manhattan grand jury could have access to the president's tax returns, but it remains unlikely any of Trump's tax records will be seen before the election. "Legally, Trump had a big loss," says investigative reporter David Cay Johnston, founder and editor of DCReport.org. "Politically, he got a big win out of this court."

Fred_F (2020-07-10). Seven years too long: Nationwide protests on July 19 to end detention and free the refugees. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2020-07-10). Activists Push Police Out Of Schools In Madison. therealnews.com Queer, trans, and Black students organized for their safety and dignity and pushed for the removal of police from Madison public schools.

The Canary (2020-07-10). Police in England and Wales face review into possible racial bias. thecanary.co The police watchdog is launching a probe into whether officers across England and Wales racially discriminate against ethnic minorities.The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) review will focus on the use of force and stop and search. It comes amid tensions over the police's handling of recent cases that have been caught on camera."Systemic issues which should be addressed": IOPC director general Michael Lockwood said a review will be launched in the coming months. The review will focus on racism "to establish the trends and patterns which might help drive real change in policing practice". He sai…

Vijay Prashad (2020-07-10). The U.S. and UK are a Wrecking Ball Crew Against the Pillars of Internationalism. counterpunch.org On January 9, 2020, Ambassador Karen Pierce—the United Kingdom's permanent representative to the United Nations—spoke at a meeting on the UN Charter. "Nobody could accuse the founding members of a lack of ambition when they drafted the Charter," Ambassador Pierce said. "But at times, the United Nations has often suffered from an almost unbridgeable gap

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-10). The Heat: U.S.-Russia ties. america.cgtn.com The Russia factor. How will relations between United States and Russia fare in an all-important election year?>

RT (2020-07-10). False start? Amazon calls TikTok ban order an 'error', says no policy change 'right now'. rt.com E-commerce behemoth Amazon has reversed course after ordering employees to remove micro-vlogging app TikTok from smartphones with access to Amazon email "due to security risks," calling the demand an "error." | "This morning's email to some of our employees was sent in error," a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday, just hours after the memo went out to Amazon employees. | There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok. | The message had informed workers they had until the end of the day to ditch the popular app or they would lose mobile access to their Amazon email accounts, citing…

RT (2020-07-10). Amazon bans TikTok from employees' phones, calls Chinese app a 'security risk'. rt.com Amazon has asked all of its employees to remove the TikTok app from their cell phones. The move comes as the US government considers a nationwide ban on the Chinese video app. | "Due to security risks, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email," read a memo sent to employees on Friday. "If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by 10-Jul to retain mobile access to Amazon email. At this time, using TikTok from your Amazon laptop browser is allowed." | Amazon sends email to employees requiring they delete the TikTok app off all mobile devices with access to a co…

RT (2020-07-10). Russia & China veto Western resolution on keeping Syria-Turkey border crossings open, but Moscow's counter-proposal fails. rt.com A Russian UN Security Council resolution on Syrian-Turkish border crossings has been rejected, after Moscow and Beijing vetoed a draft by Western members who sought to reopen the checkpoints not under government control. | The international body, working in online format due to the coronavirus pandemic, rejected the Russian proposal with four votes in favor, seven against and four abstentions. It is the fourth time that the vote on the rival measures has failed, with the council struggling to reach a compromise as the mandate of the border crossings is expiring on Friday. | Earlier on Friday, 13 out of 15 Secu…

RT (2020-07-10). New evidence shows the FBI knew General Flynn was not 'agent of Russia' but prosecuted him anyway. rt.com President Donald Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn was "not acting as an agent of Russia" by the FBI's own determination, yet the Mueller probe was based on that claim and his legal odyssey still continues. | New evidence provided by the Justice Department to Flynn's legal team this week, and made public on Friday as part of a court filing, shows that the FBI determined Flynn wasn't a Russian agent, and believed he did not deliberately lie to agents during his January 2017 interview. | A handwritten document shows the officials believed there were no reasonable grounds for prosecution under…

RT (2020-07-10). Trump threatens to defund universities for 'Radical Left Indoctrination'. rt.com President Donald Trump has announced that the Treasury Department will examine the tax-exempt status of the US' universities and schools, accusing them of indoctrinating children with "Radical Left" ideology. | "Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education," Trump tweeted on Friday. "Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status and/or funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues." … and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy c…

RT (2020-07-10). Twitter data-mining tool Dataminr fed police real-time info on Black Lives Matter protesters, despite promises not to spy. rt.com An analytics firm parsing Twitter data in real time for law enforcement and media has been caught funneling detailed info on anti-police-brutality marches to the very agencies users are protesting, despite promises not to. | Dataminr, a CIA-funded artificial intelligence startup that mines Twitter's real-time content stream for behavioral patterns and other analytics, has been caught feeding info on police brutality protesters from that "firehose" stream back to law enforcement. While the developers had promised they wouldn't enable domestic surveillance after a series of scandals in 2016, Dataminr is once aga…

RT (2020-07-10). Trump commutes sentence of ally Roger Stone, sentenced to 6 years in 'Russiagate' probe. rt.com US President Donald Trump has commuted the 'Russiagate' sentence of Roger Stone, a political operative who briefly worked on his 2016 campaign, just as Stone was ordered to report to prison to serve time behind bars. | Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Stone in February to 40 months in prison for obstruction of justice, another 18 months for witness tampering, and 12 months for making false statements to Congress — but the sentences are to run concurrently, so the maximum time Stone would have spend behind bars is three and a half years. | The charges stemmed from the investigation by special counsel Rob…

RT (2020-07-10). Robert Fuller 'lynching' rumors dismissed as probe finds hanging victim heard voices & was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts. rt.com The death of Robert Fuller, declared a lynching by Black Lives Matter activists after he was found hanging from a tree outside Los Angeles, was confirmed as a suicide — but many are hesitant to trust the probe's result. | Fuller, a 24-year-old black man discovered hanging from a tree near City Hall in the Los Angeles suburb of Palmdale, heard voices telling him to kill himself and was repeatedly hospitalized for suicidal ideation before his death, according to the LA County Sheriff's Department, which revealed the results of its investigation at a press conference on Thursday. | While Fuller's death had…

RT (2020-07-10). 'Emotional beatdown on daily basis': 150 Minneapolis police officers seek disability for PTSD over BLM riots. rt.com At least 150 Minneapolis police officers have begun seeking duty disability because of post traumatic stress following the George Floyd protests and riots, their attorney has revealed. | The attorney who handles disability claims for the Minneapolis police, Ron Meuser, told The ongoing unrest seems to have broken the already exhausted…

RT (2020-07-10). 'Tainting' public opinion? Minneapolis court issues GAG ORDER in George Floyd trial after lawyer tells cop's side of story. rt.com The judge overseeing the trial of four Minneapolis cops accused of killing black security guard George Floyd has placed a gag order on the defendants and their lawyers after pieces of somewhat exculpatory evidence were released. | Citing the risk of "tainting a potential jury pool" and "impair[ing] all parties' right to a fair trial," Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill slapped a gag order on "all parties, attorneys, their employees, agents or independent contractors working on their behalf" on Thursday with regard to the trial of the four Minneapolis cops charged with killing Floyd. The 46-year-old se…

_____ (2020-07-10). Serbia Protest Explosion — Vuƒçiƒá Caught Between Coronavirus and Color Revolution. strategic-culture.org On the evenings of July 7th and 9th, a wave of unrest swept through several Serbian cities — chiefly Belgrade — in opposition to an announcement from Vuƒçiƒá that Belgrade would return to the government mandated coronavirus quarantine lockdowns. | Largely the protests were peaceful if energetic, with the vast majority of protesters of all ages and walks of life observing norms and voicing their opposition to the announcement that quarantine would return. Many of those protesting were not anti-Vuƒçiƒá per se, and their issues were not political in the ele…

_____ (2020-07-10). VenezolanosConBiden And MAGAzuela: Two Sides Of The Same Coin. popularresistance.org The Biden campaign held an online event on Wednesday, July 8 pitched as the former Vice President's "vision for Venezuela and Venezuelans in the U.S." Spoiler alert: his vision for Venezuela barely differs from President Trump. This event, which didn't merit an appearance from Biden himself, was aimed at getting Venezuelan-Americans to volunteer for "Uncle Joe", as Representative Darren Soto (D-Fl) called him. It was an hour and a half of shilling for votes and influence, and it demonstrated that when it comes to Venezuela, policies of regime change, sanctions and a refusal to engage in dialogue unite Venezolanos…

Jonathan Cook (2020-07-10). Writers' Open Letter Against "Cancel Culture" is About Stifling Free Speech, Not Protecting It. dissidentvoice.org Updated below An open letter published by Harper's magazine, and signed by dozens of prominent writers and public figures, has focused attention on the apparent dangers of what has been termed a new "cancel culture". The letter brings together an unlikely alliance of genuine leftists, such as Noam Chomsky and Matt Karp, centrists such as …

Staff (2020-07-10). Headlines for July 10, 2020. democracynow.org Supreme Court Rejects Trump's Claim of Absolute Immunity, Court Says Much of Oklahoma Remains Indian Country in Landmark Indigenous Sovereignty Case, Hospitals Face Surge as U.S. Reports Record 65,000 New Coronavirus Cases, Surge in Cases Directly Tied to Early Reopenings in Florida, Arizona, Texas, Bolivia's Interim President Tests Positive; India, S. Africa & Mexico Report New Record Highs, 1.3 Million More File for Unemployment as GOP Rejects Extending Jobless Aid, Biden Unveils $700 Billion "Buy American" Economic Recovery Plan, St. Louis Police Break Up City Hall Protest Encampment, With Veto-Proof Majority,…

Rachel Rebouché (2020-07-10). The Supreme Court's Public-Health Approach to Abortion Rights. thenation.com The Supreme Court's Public-Health Approach to Abortion Rights…

_____ (2020-07-10). Supreme Court Rules Against Oklahoma In Creek Nation Case. popularresistance.org Above photo: BB/PA Images. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation was not officially terminated at Oklahoma statehood, as justices issued a decision that may upend state jurisdiction in much of eastern Oklahoma. "The federal government promised the Creek a reservation in perpetuity," the 5-4 decision states. "Over time, Congress …

Walden Bello (2020-07-10). The Far Right: Formidable but not Unbeatable. zcomm.org What steps can be taken by left in both the global South and the global North to challenge, compete with, and, in the end, vanquish the right?>

_____ (2020-07-10). The Tremendous But 'Secret' Success Of Socialist Vietnam. popularresistance.org Some twenty years ago, when I moved to Hanoi, the city was bleak, grey, covered by smog. The war had ended, but terrible scars remained. | I brought my 4WD from Chile, and insisted on driving it myself. It was one of the first SUVs in the city. Each time I drove it, it was hit by scooters, which flew like projectiles all over the wide avenues of the capital. | Hanoi was beautiful, melancholic, but clearly marked by war. There were stories, terrible stories of the past. In "my days", Vietnam was one of the poorest countries in Asia. | Many great heritage sites, including the My Son Sanctuary in Central Vietnam, we…

Fight Back (2020-07-10). Chicago protest against Duterte's terror law. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — More than 80 progressive Filipinos and supporters gathered in front of the Philippine Consulate, July 8, to protest the repressive 'anti-terrorism' measure recently signed into law by President Duterte. The law criminalizes trade union, student, environmental and other activists who are working for social and national liberation. The protest was one of many held across the U.S.

_____ (2020-07-10). Scheer Intelligence: The Price Of Ignoring The Ferguson Uprising. popularresistance.org August 9 will mark six years since 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Miss. Since then, Wilson has walked free and the systemic issues that have plagued this nation throughout its history have gone unaddressed. That changed with the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, which so thoroughly shocked Americans and established that the lessons from Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement that rose from it never had been absorbed. | Now, at a moment of heightened awareness about racism, Black Lives Matter leaders and Black activists and artists such as t…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Putin, Russian Security Council discuss Libyan crisis. yenisafak.com "The situation in Libya was discussed with an emphasis on the absence of alternative to a peaceful settlement in this country," the Kremlin said in a statement on its official website following the meeting.Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.Libya's new government was founded in 2015 under a UN-led agreement, but efforts for a long-term political settlement failed due to the military offensive by warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces.The UN recognizes the Libyan government headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj as the country's legitimate authority.

Robert Koehler (2020-07-10). What about armed protests? zcomm.org As soon as we pull the trigger, we've dehumanized the enemy and gone to war. When we go to war, nobody wins…

Fight Back (2020-07-10). Milwaukee: Students honor Vanessa Guillén, protest UWM Professor Schoeller and administration. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the evening of July 8, students and community members rallied at Spaights Plaza on UW-Milwaukee's campus. They came together to honor Texas' Vanessa Guillén and others who have lost their lives to sexual violence, and to hold Professor Betsy Schoeller accountable for her harmful comments about the situation, and the administration of UW-Milwaukee accountable for not taking action on hate speech. | Professor Schoeller's comment implies that she believes sexual harassment and assault is justifiable. After her comment got national attention, she responded that she meant to clarify the sexism prese…

Fight Back (2020-07-10). Coalition to March on the RNC: 'We will march with or without a permit'. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – Members of the Coalition to March on the RNC applied for permits several weeks ago from the City of Jacksonville to march against Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention on August 27. After not receiving any response about the permit application for several weeks, the Coalition still plans to march against Trump and the RNC regardless of the city's decision to issue or deny a permit for the march. | The Coalition to March on the RNC organized large protests against previous RNCs in 2008 (St. Paul), 2012 (Tampa), and 2016 (Cleveland). Thousands are expected to participate in the hist…

Fight Back (2020-07-10). LA County Sheriff's scandals and protests continue. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Over the last few years, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been in the hot seat as deputies have killed a staggering number of Black and Chicano young men. With the recent Minnesota rebellion and protests across Los Angeles, the heat continues. | Protests against the Sheriffs | On June 7, a group of young women from East Los Angeles united, organized and led a large march and protest against the East Los Angeles Sheriffs. The women were Lucia Garcia from Schurr High; Valerie "Valens" Salazar, a student at California State University – LA (CSULA); Samantha Barientos, a student…

Raul Diego (2020-07-10). Mexico State Oil Company Files $22 Billion Debt Swap amid IMF Threats and White House Visit. mintpressnews.com Mexico's economy is put in the crosshairs by the IMF as the "new NAFTA" takes effect and AMLO is forced to make concessions to avoid an even deeper recession.

José Dirceu de Oliveira e Silva (2020-07-10). Brazilian Democracy Is at a Stalemate. zcomm.org Interview on the need for a broad front coalition to defeat Bolsonarismo…

Shane Quinn (2020-07-10). China's Growing Influence in Central Asia and the Middle East Will Lead to Further US Decline. globalresearch.ca China's increasing presence on the international scene is an undeniable threat to the US-led world order. Critical to China's emergence as a major power this century, has been its widening influence in the Central Asian states. Central Asia, rich in …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-07-10). US Plans to Invade Venezuela Through Colombia. globalresearch.ca Colombia is under a pro-Washington government. The country's current president, Iván Duque Márquez, has been noted for a series of policies of alignment with the United States, continuing the legacy of his predecessor, former president Juan Manuel Santos, …

Sheri Fink (2020-07-10). Houston Hospitals Struggle with "Astonishing" Rise in Coronavirus Cases. zcomm.org "They've been adding unit after unit after unit just to care for coronavirus patients."

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2020-07-10). Podcast: West Virginia's Exploited Communities Stand Up to Coal, Oil & Gas Giants. mintpressnews.com Journalist and documentary filmmaker Eleanor Goldfield discusses her new film and how West Virginia became a microcosm for working class exploitation at the hands of corporate America.

Louis Proyect (2020-07-10). Harper's and the Great Cancel Culture Panic. counterpunch.org You can imagine my chagrin when I discovered that Harper's, a magazine that I have subscribed to since the early 80s, provided a platform for "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate." The open letter was a denunciation of "cancel culture" in the name of liberal values as if angry Tweets by mostly powerless young

David Rosen (2020-07-10). Inequality and the End of the American Dream. counterpunch.org Well, it's over. After nearly a century of self-promotion, the American Dream has been officially declared over. Donald Trump declared, during his 2016 campaign, "Sadly, the American dream is dead. But if I ever get elected president, I will bring it back bigger and better than ever." He advocated a slogan that looked backward to

Bill Sardi (2020-07-10). Forced Vaccination Plan Unveiled. globalresearch.ca Stanford University Legal & Medical Authorities Join Forces To Fashion An Indiscriminate Mandated Mass-Vaccination Plan That Would Frighten The Public, Disregard Lawful Protections Of Informed Consent And Result In Needless Deaths. | *** | Our health overlords propose a dangerous infectious disease …

Ed Holt (2020-07-10). Calls for Swift Action as Hundreds of Elephants Die in Botswana's Okavango Delta. globalresearch.ca Nearly 400 elephants have died in Botswana's Okavango Delta since March, in what wildlife experts say is one of the largest elephant mortality events ever recorded. Conservationists have criticized the government's handling of the matter and are urging them to …

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (2020-07-10). JCPOA: The Iran Nuclear Deal that Wasn't. globalresearch.ca July 14th, 2020, marks the fifth anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Agreement, often referred to as the Iran Nuclear Deal (or simply the Deal) — the Deal that wasn't. It was yet another attempt …

PCHR (2020-07-10). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02— 08 July 2020). imemc.org Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, IOF's excessive use of force rendered 21 …

Elijah Magnier (2020-07-10). Iran prépare sa riposte aux actes de sabotage israéliens. thealtworld.com L'Iran a décidé d'attendre avant d'annoncer ses conclusions quant à la responsabilité du sabotage de ses installations de centrifugeuses au centre nucléaire de Natanz et probablement d'autres sites. Cependant, des hauts responsables à Téhéran affirment que ´ les enquêtes sont terminées et les plus récentes explosions pourraient bien être liées. Il semblerait qu'Israà´l, ainsi qu'un autre pays du Moyen-Orient, sont impliqués. L'Iran étudie quelle sera la riposte appropriée inévitable qui suivra ª. | Selon la source, ´ il ne fait aucun doute qu'il s'agit d'un acte de sabotage. L'explosion à N…

Elijah Magnier (2020-07-10). Iran prepares retaliation for Israeli acts of sabotage. thealtworld.com Iran has postponed announcement of those it has concluded were responsible for the sabotage at the Natanz nuclear centrifuge facility and probably other sites. However, high ranking personnel in Tehran say that "investigations have concluded and the latest explosions may well have been related; indications are that Israel, plus another Middle Eastern country, are involved. Iran is studying its suitable and inevitable retaliation". | According to the source, "this has been confirmed beyond any doubt as an act of sabotage. The explosion at Natanz was destructive but security forces managed to thwart further attacks…

Scott Ritter (2020-07-10). Iran explosions: Did Israel and the US just start a cyber war? thealtworld.com Explosions rocked a pair of Iranian factories involved in the manufacture of centrifuges for its nuclear program, and the development of advanced ballistic missiles. Iran suspects a cyberattack by either the US, Israel or both. | A series of

Marc Norton (2020-07-10). Reopening vs. Lockdown is a False Dichotomy. zcomm.org The politicians don't want to admit that the real problem is a serious lack of testing, contact tracing, and quarantining of infected people.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-10). Israeli forces murder another Palestinian youth in occupied West Bank. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian youth in a village in the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on July 9, Thursday. The 29-year-old victim, identified as Ibrahim Mustafa Abu Yaacoub, was with his friends when he was shot by the Israeli forces. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead on arrival. | The provincial governor of Salfit, Abdullah Kamil, has denied the claim made by Israeli forces that a Molotov attack by two persons led to the shooting in which Yaacoub died. However, according to Kamil, Yaacoub was merely walking with his friends when he was shot. | Ever…

Fight Back (2020-07-10). Total number of people getting unemployment benefits continues to climb. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Thursday, July 9, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the broadest measure of people on unemployment continued to climb. In the week ending June 20, the total number was 32.9 million, up by 1.4 million from a week earlier. This number includes those who are receiving the regular state unemployment insurance benefits, the growing number getting the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA, the Federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, and other smaller programs. | The latest report on new applications for state unemployment benefits for the week ending July 4 did…

David Bacon (2020-07-10). Will the New NAFTA Make the Pandemic Worse for Mexicans? zcomm.org For Mexican workers, farmers, and the poor, the pandemic and the new treaty replacing NAFTA are a devastating one-two punch…

Project Censored (2020-07-10). Episode 97 — Monuments and Rape culture with Jen Marshall of the Bay Area Women Against Rape: BAWAR. projectcensored.org On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore the debates surrounding monuments and rape culture with Jen Marshall of the Bay Area Women Against Rape: BAWAR… | On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore Jewish/Black Relations And Dialogue In Contentious Times With Rabbi Dan Ain. Along The Line is a…

news.un (2020-07-10). Waiting to declare famine 'will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation'. news.un.org In Yemen, fears of famine have resurfaced as UN humanitarians also warned on Friday that 360,000 severely malnourished children could die unless they continue to get treatment and aid is stepped up. In an urgent appeal for funding, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that it needs $200 million per month to maintain assistance in the war-torn country.

William rivers Pitt (2020-07-10). If Schools Reopen This Fall, More People Will Likely Die. Full Stop. zcomm.org Reopening too soon is eating the South and West alive at this very moment. If schools open next month under the current circumstances, I fear we may start painting corner after corner of the entire country "infected" red.

The Canary (2020-07-10). Scientist says Johnson's easing of the lockdown consists of 'ad hoc openings' and 'cheap headlines'. thecanary.co Professor Stephen Reicher criticised Boris Johnson's Government over its approach to easing restrictions, claiming the "drift" plan consisted of "ad hoc openings" and "cheap headlines". | Meanwhile, Reicher stated that the Scottish Government has a much clearer strategy for coming out of lockdown than Westminster. | He told a briefing on Friday that Scotland had taken an "elimination strategy", focused on driving infection rates as low as possible before taking action. | The scientist was speaking in his capacity as a member of Independent Sage, a group set up by former government chief scientific adviser David K…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Dutch government to file suit against Russia over downing of MH17. yenisafak.com The Dutch government on Friday said it would file a suit against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights over the downing of Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago.The Netherlands, home to roughly two-thirds of the victims, holds Russia responsible for the crash on July 17, 2014. The Kremlin has consistently denied involvement.A letter to parliament said the Netherlands was filing the case at the European court to achieve "truth, justice and accountability" for all 298 victims.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-07-10). Bipartisan Torpedo Against the Agreement for Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca Hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties, over 2,400 US soldiers killed (plus an unknown number of wounded), about 1,000 billion dollars spent: this is the budget summary of 19 years of US war in Afghanistan, to which the cost for …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-10). Netanyahu's Annexation Drive. counterpunch.org Land seizures, annexations, and conquest. These are words axiomatic to the state of Israel. In the main, the state has maintained an uncomfortable position based on patience and attrition. We have waited this long; you will wait longer. Be it dispossessed Palestinians and their aspirations for state recognition or what are loosely described as the

Michael Jansen (2020-07-10). Palestinians Have No Choice but to Resist in Any Way, Shape or Form Annexation. globalresearch.ca To annex or not annex? This is the question bugging Israeli, Palestinian and international political figures since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu missed his July 1 deadline for beginning the process of formally annexing portions of the occupied West Bank. …

Bryce Covert (2020-07-10). The Coronavirus Pushes State Budgets to the Brink. thenation.com The Coronavirus Pushes State Budgets to the Brink…

Francesca Freeman, George Batah (2020-07-10). For Some Students, ICE's Visa Announcement Is Life or Death. thenation.com For Some Students, ICE's Visa Announcement Is Life or Death…

Hooked Hands (2020-07-10). Wisdom From Ruth Bader Ginsburg. thenation.com Wisdom From Ruth Bader Ginsburg…

Maia Hibbett (2020-07-10). Joe Kennedy III Hired a Cop to Advise Him on Race and Justice. thenation.com Joe Kennedy III Hired a Cop to Advise Him on Race and Justice…

Victor Navasky (2020-07-10). Milton Glaser, 1929—2020. thenation.com Milton Glaser, 1929—2020…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Japan to buy $23B worth of F-35 fighter jets from US. yenisafak.com The US on Thursday approved a planned purchase by Japan of 105 F-35 joint strike fighters estimated to be worth $23 billion amid escalating tension in the South China Sea between China and US allies.The approved package includes 63 F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft and 42 F-35 short takeoff and landing variants as part of a December 2018 decision by Japan to increase its procurement of F-35s from 42 to 147.Japan does not have a coast to the hotly-conflicted South China Sea, but views it as strategically important due to its role as a vital trading route.If the sale goes through from congress, it wil…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Venice tests long-delayed flood barrier months after waters swamped city. yenisafak.com Venice tested its long-delayed flood barriers on Friday, in a public demonstration of the strength of the defences months after rising tidal waters swamped its historic canals, squares and palaces.The multi-billion-euro Mose scheme – designed in 1984 but still incomplete a decade after it was due to come into service – has been plagued by corruption and cost overruns.Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attended the test and started the computerised system that sent all 78 giant yellow sluice gates rising simultaneously above the water for the first time."We are here for a test, not a parade," Conte said, as crowds prot…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). China reports 4 new coronavirus cases in mainland. yenisafak.com China reported four new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 9, down from nine a day earlier, the health authority said on Friday.All four of the new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.China also reported three new asymptomatic patients, compared with six such cases a day earlier.

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Torrential rains hit China, many killed. yenisafak.com Torrential rains have washed over several parts of China, resulting in deaths of many people and disrupting services to the affected regions, local media reported. At least 14 people were killed by landslides in the central Hubei province last Wednesday, with one person recovered by search and rescue operations that are still in progress, China's Xinhua news agency reported.The rains hit 44 counties in the province, affecting over 9 million people, with over 200 millimeters (7.9 inches) of precipitation recorded since Wednesday.In the country's east Jiangxi province, armed police officers and soldiers were deploy…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). India launches solar power plant to stop China imports. yenisafak.com Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a solar power plant with the aim to stop reliance on imports from neighbors China and PakistanThe 750-megawatt power plant in the central state of Madhya Pradesh is being dubbed as the largest in Asia by local media.The project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 million tons each year."Several steps are being taken to increase domestic manufacturing and it has been decided that government's departments and institutions will only buy domestically manufactured solar cells and modules," said Modi, in the wake of recent border tensions with Chi…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Italy's rebound pulls European stocks out of loss, virus concerns remain. yenisafak.com Italian stocks pulled Europe out of early losses on Friday as data pointed to a strong rebound in May industrial output, but a spike in coronavirus cases globally continued to weigh on investor sentiment.The pan-European STOXX 600 rose 0.4% by 0829 GMT after starting the day lower.Milan stocks jumped 0.7% as Italy reported a rise in production of 42.1% in May from the month before, almost double of what economists were predicting.France's CAC 40 rose 0.3% after production at French factories, mines and water-treatment plants jumped an unprecedented 19.6% in May.Still, the STOXX 600 was flat for the week as invest…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Mexico posts record 7,280 new coronavirus cases. yenisafak.com Mexico on Thursday posted a fresh record for new coronavirus cases reported on a single day, with 7,280 cases, bringing its overall tally of infections to 282,283, health ministry data showed.The country also recorded 730 additional fatalities, bringing its overall death toll to 33,526.Mexico's previous one-day record was posted a day earlier on Wednesday, when 6,995 new cases were registered.

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Russia warns of growing nuclear war threat. yenisafak.com The risk of a nuclear war has risen significantly in recent years because of the US unwillingness to reaffirm its impossibility, the Russian foreign minister said on Friday."We are particularly concerned about the two-year-old refusal of the Americans to reassert the fundamental principle,…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). French street artist accused of raping nearly 30 women. yenisafak.com A collective complaint was filed this week in a Paris court by a group of 25 women against graffiti artist Wilfrid A, accusing him of rape and sexual assault.The artist, who makes his home in the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre where all the alleged assaults occurred, rose to fame after the November 2015 terror attacks, after which his message "Love roams the streets" scrawled across the city walls became a symbol of strength.The complaint was filed formally on Tuesday by the group, who allege that Wilfrid A had displayed over the last ten years a pattern of pursuing and manipulating young women, even teenage…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Turkish police arrest 14 terrorist PKK suspects. yenisafak.com Turkish police arrested 14 suspects in raids in the southern Adana province for their alleged links to the terrorist group PKK, a judicial source said on Friday.Anti-terror police launched an investigation into the alleged members of the terrorist group, said a source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.With 17 arrest warrants in total, police continue operations to capture the remaining three suspects.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and EU — has been responsible for the deaths o…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Turkish court repeals 1934 decree turning Hagia Sophia into museum. yenisafak.com A Turkish court said on Friday it annulled a 1934 government decree turning the iconic Hagia Sophia into a museum, ruling it was unlawful, paving the way for Istanbul's grandest structure to be used as a mosque after an 85-year hiatus.The ruling was made by the Council of State, Turkey's top administrative court.An hour after the court ruling, President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul's Hagia Sophia open to Muslim worship on Friday."The decision was taken to hand over the management of the Ayasofya Mosque…to the Religious Affairs Directorate and open it for worship," the decision signed by Erdogan said.An NGO…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Turkey, UK 'very close' to free trade deal. yenisafak.com Turkey and the UK are "very close" to signing a free trade agreement for…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Families recall last moments with Srebrenica victims. yenisafak.com Nine newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide will be buried this year in the village of Potocari, northwest of Srebrenica, on Saturday to mark the genocide's 25th anniversary.Bajro Salihovic, one of the victims, was killed by Serb forces during the genocide and his body was found in one of the mass graves after decades of being lost.Bajro's son, Bahrudin Salihovic, told Anadolu Agency that he was not willing to wait anymore to collect all of his father's bones, many of which remain missing.Bahrudin said he saw his father for the last time on July 11, 1995, when Srebrenica fell to Serb forces."Tho…

yenisafak (2020-07-10). Nearly 448M people live in EU: Statistics authority. yenisafak.com Calculated on Jan. 1, the population of the 27 EU member states was estimated at 447.7 million, the bloc's statistical authority said on Friday.Largely due to a one-off event, the number saw a steep drop of 12.8% compared with 513.5 million in the 28 member states on Jan 1, 2019, Eurostat said ahead of World Population Day on July 11."The decrease is mainly due to the withdrawal of the UK (on Feb 1), which led the population of the EU to decrease by 13%," it said.As more deaths than births were recorded in the EU since 2012, the natural change has been in a negative direction.In 2019 the bloc saw 4.7 million deat…

_____ (2020-07-10). Trump Threatens To Cut Funding For Schools That Don't Reopen. popularresistance.org President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are threatening to cut off federal funding to schools that do not open their doors this fall due to coronavirus concerns. | In a recent Tweet he suggests it is a Democrat ploy to hurt him politically by tweeting: "In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & families." In a conference call with governors across the country, Devos stated: "Risk is involved in ever…

_____ (2020-07-10). Home Demolitions Spike Ahead Of Annexation. popularresistance.org Israel's formal annexation of occupied land may be put on hold, but the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank marches on. | Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes in the territory spiked last month, according to the human rights group B'Tselem. | Nearly 45 homes were destroyed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem — which Israel has already annexed in contravention of international law. | Eight of the Jerusalem homes destroyed "were torn down by their owners, after they received a demolition order from the municipality and wished to avoid paying the cost of the demolition and fines to…

_____ (2020-07-10). Pulling Down Statues: A Tradition Dating Back To US Independence. popularresistance.org Fireworks, bands, and cookouts are essential ingredients of any Fourth of July celebration. What's usually not on the menu is toppling statues, ripping down signs, or burning portraits. But in the days following the new nation's declaration of independence, Americans went on a frenzy of destruction that makes today's attacks on Confederate and other symbols of white supremacy pale by comparison. | The most dramatic act took place in New York City on July 9, 1776. Early that evening, General George Washington and his troops, along with hundreds of citizens, crowded into what is now City Hall Park to hear a reading…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-10). Smoking risks and automated soundscaping: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Vigil for Democracy, Raging Grannies, More (2020-07-10). Saturday 7/11: Demand that Palo Alto Open City Park to All. indybay.org Foothills Park, 3300 Page Mill Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. | See parking directions below.

Amy Porte, Meg Brizz (2020-07-10). Saturday 7/11: Black Lives Matter. indybay.org Slade Park, Novato…

San Francisco Library (2020-07-10). Saturday 7/11: Indians of All Tribes & the Occupation of Alcatraz 1969-1971 (webinar). indybay.org Online…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-07-10). Historic Negro Bar, California a World Heritage Site to be considered. indybay.org In 1848, the discovery of Gold just above Rancho Rio De Los Americanos, his land along the American River Parkway, sparked the world's first global story. The Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, California is worthy of world class preservation.

Jewish Film Institute (2020-07-10). Thursday 7/16: Jewish Film Institute presents Truth To Power: Barbara Lee Speaks For Me, Opening Night of. indybay.org West Wind Solano Drive-In | 1611 Solano Way | Concord, CA 94520…

Santa Cruz News (2020-07-10). Santa Cruz Grand Jury Suggests Transitioning Juvenile Hall into a Homeless Services Center. indybay.org In it's report, "Homelessness: Big Problem, Little Progress: It's Time To Think Outside The Box," the 2019-2020 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury suggests transitioning Juvenile Hall in Felton into a, "treatment and multi-faceted supportive services center for homeless individuals". The Civil Grand Jury report cited low incarceration numbers at Juvenile Hall in Felton compared to the number of staff members required to operate the facility, and noted that decreasing youth incarceration rates across the State of California has led to other counties closing their juvenile detention centers. "The Grand Jury believe…

Tomasz Konicz (2020-07-10). The economy for faith healers. indybay.org Due to the sharpening contradictions of late capitalist socialization, barbarism, not reason, is increasing. Reason is not advancing in the overall historical movement, as once postulated by Hegel. Only the overcoming of this false whole, which is decaying openly, would offer humankind a chance of survival.

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-07-10). California Coastal Commission Orders Oceano Dunes to Remain Closed to Vehicles to Protect Nesting Shorebirds. indybay.org Snowy Plovers Thriving During Vehicle Closure Despite State Parks Interference…

Laborfest (2020-07-10). Wednesday 7/15: LaborFest 2020: A free one hour concert by Grup Yorum. indybay.org This is a free event. You can be anywhere to view the concert. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL in order to watch the concert event.

David Giesen (2020-07-10). Saturday 7/11: Statue-ary rape: the abduction of power by landlordism. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/95160809805?pwd=QXNQRlVvZk1URm… | Meeting ID: 951 6080 9805 | Password: 0vzc9U…

Refuse Fascism Bay Area (2020-07-10). Saturday 7/11: Bring Trump Pence OUT NOW! to the Great Highway. indybay.org Great Highway at Lincoln Way, San Francisco…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-07-10). Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Wildlife in California Redwood Forest. indybay.org GUALALA, Calif., July 9, 2020 — Conservation groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and a timber company for failing to protect threatened and endangered fish, birds and frogs from a redwood logging project near northern California's Gualala River.

Labor Video Project (2020-07-10). "Tales Of The Resistance" Radio Show With SF Mime Trouper Michael Sullivan. indybay.org SF Mime trouper Michael Sullivan is interviewed about their new radio show "Tales of Resistance" and the struggles going on in the US and around the world.

WSWS Repost (2020-07-10). United Airlines threatens to axe 36,000 jobs. indybay.org In the interest of profit, United Airlines seems to be taking former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's infamous words to heart: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-10). ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 09.07.2020. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 09.07.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

_____ (2020-07-10). How Democrats Are Deceived. strategic-culture.org Democrats are deceived in basically the same way that Republicans are, but by a different group of billionaires. | Noah Shachtman is the Editor-in-Chief of the Democratic Party billionaires' Daily Beast 'news' site. On 29 October 2018, he headlined there,

_____ (2020-07-10). China's Reasonable Proposal for Arms Control and Washington's Duplicity. strategic-culture.org China underscored this week that it is willing to engage in negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear arsenals and to underpin strategic stability. However, the offer comes with the caveat that Washington must first reduce its arsenal to the level of China's before Beijing will engage in such talks. | That is an eminently reasonable and logical proposal. The starting point is to look at the existing balance of forces. While the U.S. and Russia each possess about 6,000 nuclear warheads, China's arsenal is

_____ (2020-07-10). Corporations Hyping BLM Fail Us in Every Other Way. strategic-culture.org If Apple and Nike actually cared, they would focus on creating jobs in struggling American black communities. But they don't. | Darrell C. SCOTT | Their rhetoric is lofty and touching, but contradicted by their actions. As Johnny Burtka, the Executive Director of The American Conservative, pointed out on the Tucker Carlson Show: these companies have not lifted a finger to actually help or create jobs for the people they claim to support. | Apple has achieved great financial success by exporting jobs to foreign lands. They are happy to use foreign laborers working in substandard conditions for substandard salaries…

_____ (2020-07-10). VIDEO: Is Russia European? strategic-culture.org Is Russia a part of Europe? According to the map its origins definitely lay in Europe. But it sees itself unique | civilization with influence beyond its current constricted borders. Watch the video and read more in the

Ramona du Houx (2020-07-09). Elected Officials demand an end to the environmental injustices in communities of color. indybay.org From the heart of the city to the suburbs and rural communities, protesters have risen up against the systemic racism. One group of public servants from states across the country insist on legislative action to end to the environmental injustices in communities of color.

Peter Koenig (2020-07-09). Russia did it Again: Chasing the Bounty Hunters. dissidentvoice.org Russia did it again. This time it's paying to kill Americans. How criminal! Such things only Americans would do — Washington, the Pentagon, CIA…. Because killing and have killed is in their mindset and bloodstream. That's what criminals do: They project their own crimes onto others. The latest NYT reporting is, "It's not the Taliban …

_____ (2020-07-09). The Latest 'Russiagate' Bombshell Took One Week To Be Exposed As Dud. popularresistance.org Within just one week the recent attempt to revive 'Russiagate' has failed. It was an embarrassing failure for the media who pushed it. Their 'journalists' fell for obvious nonsense. They let their sources abuse them for political purposes. | On June 27 the New York Times and the Washington Post published stories which claimed that Trump was informed about alleged Russian bounty payments to the Taliban for killing U.S. soldiers and did nothing about it: | A Russian military spy unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to attack coalition forces in Afghanistan, including U.S. and British troops, in a strik…

teleSUR (2020-07-09). 'People Are Dying From COVID-19 in Puerto Rico' Rapper Says. telesurenglish.net Puerto Rico's rapper Pedro Vazquez, mostly known as PJ Sin Suela, denounced that the people are dying from COVID-19 in his country. | RELATED: | "People are dying from COVID-19 in Puerto Rico", PJ Sin Suela said and assured that he is seeing it with their own eyes. | "The people take care of the people. Take your measures and do not be irresponsible like the government is… Wear masks and respect social distancing… Do not be irresponsible and stay in…

Shayna Strom (2020-07-09). Lives are at Stake. Will Congress Act? aclu.org As COVID-19 infection rates soar across the country, Congress is running out of time to take further actions to protect us all. Our government must do more: Lives are at stake. Black and Brown communities are

news.un (2020-07-09). Address 'unprecedented' impact of coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean, urges Guterres. news.un.org As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, Latin America and the Caribbean have become a "hotspot of the pandemic", the UN chief said on Thursday, releasing a new policy initiative on how best to recover in a region already embroiled in poverty, hunger, unemployment and inequality.

Judy Greenspan (2020-07-09). Release San Quentin prisoners immediately! workers.org Oakland, Calif. July 5 — After a large prisoner transfer to San Quentin State Prison dramatically increased the COVID infection rate there, prisoners and advocates have stepped up their campaign to win the release of thousands of elderly, ill and vulnerable people inside. COVID-19 infections are spiking at astronomical levels . . . |

teleSUR (2020-07-09). WHO Sets Independent Panel to Review Its Fight Against COVID-19. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Thursday announced the creation of an independent commission to review the performance of his institution in the current pandemic. | RELATED: | The panel will be chaired by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. | "It is time to reflect on what we have done and look for…

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2020-07-09). The Test Set: Another Brick in the COVID-19 Disinformation Game Plan. globalresearch.ca Do you want the true answer, or do you want the answer given by propaganda, official government versions and the mainstream media? | I will give you the true, medical answer: the tests do not answer any of these questions, they …

teleSUR (2020-07-09). South Africa: Health Minister Warns on COVID-19 Cases Increase. telesurenglish.net South Africa's Health Minister Zweli Mkhize warned about a hospital occupancy increase despite the optimistic outlook on COVID-19 development. | RELATED: | South Africa's government enforced a strict lockdown and virus outbreak tracing through extensive screening as precautionary measures. Nevertheless, tests and supplies scarcity limits cases detention. | With a 58 million population, then daily new cases average went from 1,0…

Richard D. Wolff (2020-07-09). COVID-19 Exposes the Weakness of a Major Theory Used to Justify Capitalism. counterpunch.org COVID-19 exposes the sham of orthodox economics. It was not profitable for capitalists to produce and stockpile adequate quantities of tests, masks, gloves, beds, etc., to be prepared for the virus. Given the costs to produce these commodities, there was no way of knowing how long they would need to be stockpiled before there would be a demand for and purchase of them. Stockpiling costs. So do monitoring stockpiles for deterioration and replacing deteriorated stocks or insuring against deterioration. There was, in short, no way to know (and thus be able to calculate) the costs in the manner fantasized by orthodox…

Richard Falk (2020-07-09). Post-COVID Prospects Assessed. zcomm.org Are we going for more convergence or divergence? More nationalism and divisiveness or more connectedness?>

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-09). As coronavirus rages official jobless numbers near 33 million. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The official number of unemployed people neared 33 million in the week ending in the real Independence Day, July 4, as 1,399,699 million more jobless workers sought state benefits and 850,461 asked for federal-only $600 weekly jobless checks. And in the week ending June 20, one of every four Puerto Ricans was jobless, as were …

news.un (2020-07-09). Refugees in Africa 'even more vulnerable than ever' amid COVID crisis. news.un.org Millions of refugees across Africa face even greater food insecurity because of aid disruption and rising food prices linked to the COVID-19 crisis, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday.

WSWS (2020-07-09). Toledo Jeep workers demand action after dozens test positive for COVID-19. wsws.org Anger is reaching a breaking point at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo Assembly Complex after reports that supervisors, union officials and workers have contracted the disease.

T.P. Wilkinson (2020-07-09). Aldous Huxley's Programme. dissidentvoice.org There have been for some time, especially from libertarian quarters, accusations that the COVID-19 crisis has led to a state that has been called by some "medical martial law". I believe the more accurate term and point of departure is "medical social engineering and management". Martial law sounds more dramatic and seems simpler to understand. …

teleSUR (2020-07-09). Italy Bans 13 Countries From Entry, 5 in Latin America. telesurenglish.net Italy is banning the arrival of citizens from 13 countries that it considers potentially dangerous of COVID-19 infections the Ministry of Health announced Thursday. | RELATED: | "In the world, the pandemic is in its most acute phase. We cannot nullify the sacrifices made by Italians in these months. This is why we have chosen the line of utmost prudence," said Minister of Health Roberto Speranza in a statement after signing the or…

Josh Mitteldorf (2020-07-09). The "Second Wave": Politics Influences the "Science" of COVID-19. Flawed Data, Flawed Models. globalresearch.ca Many of us are still shell-shocked by the changes in our lives that have been imposed this spring. To anyone who has stepped back to make sense of this web of contradictory messages that pour out of our newsfeeds, it is clear that the government agencies and corporate news media are slanting their message toward fear.

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-07-09). The World Can Show How Pharma Monopolies Aren't the Only Way to Fight COVID-19. counterpunch.org The U.S. has bought up almost all of the stock of remdesivir from Gilead, making it nearly impossible for this COVID-19 drug to be available anywhere else in the world. After making America sick again, Trump is trying to compensate for his administration's failure by buying Gilead's production for the next three months for the

Oxfam International (2020-07-09). COVID-19 Could Kill More People Through Hunger than the Disease Itself, Warns Oxfam. globalresearch.ca More people could die as a result of hunger linked to COVID-19 than could die from the disease, warned Oxfam in a new report published today. | The report, The Hunger Virus, reveals how an estimated 122 million more people could …

teleSUR (2020-07-09). Over 70 Percent of Paraguayan Fear Contagion, Unicef Says. telesurenglish.net Paraguay's Unicef Office Thursday disclosed the results of a survey about Covid-19, conducted in May. The polling intended to assess population risk perception and useful knowledge about the pandemic. | RELATED: | According to Unicef, about 1,409 families from rural and urban regions and different living standards participated in the study. The responses were collected by phone and through a website. | Paraguayans…

Purusottam Thakur (2020-07-09). With Rhyme and Reasons: Rap Songs for COVID Migrants. counterpunch.org Government, answer this! Oh government! Answer this! Answer this! Why is the pregnant woman returning, Walking thousands of kilometres Step by step, barefoot With a baby in her womb? That's Duleshwar Tandi's singing. "I expressed my anguish and anger through my rap," he says, about why he wrote and sang 'Sarkar, tui jabab de'. "When

teleSUR (2020-07-09). Venezuela: Diosdado Cabello Has Tested COVID-19 Positive. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's National Assembly (ANC) president Diosdado Cabello Thursday reported he has tested COVID-19 positive. | RELATED: | "Dear comrades, I would like to inform you that after taking the corresponding tests I have tested positive for COVID-19," Cabello tweeted. | Cabello suspended Wednesday broadcasts of his TV show "Con el Mazo Dando," alleging he had allergies. After testing results, he remains in isolatio…

WSWS (2020-07-09). Surge in infections gives India third highest COVID-19 cases worldwide. wsws.org The surge is a direct result of the Modi government's homicidal "herd immunity" policy, which prioritizes the profit interests of big business over the lives of workers and their families.

2020-07-10: Social Media Postees

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Trump: Reopen Schools (or Else)
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
"Stable genius" Donald Trump knows as much about schools as he does about epidemiology. The man who reportedly is said by his niece to have paid someone to take a college entrance exam when he was in high school suddenly has become an education expert and has urged that schools reopen physically at their scheduled…
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Public Lands Under Widespread Attack During Pandemic
Chris Krupp | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light the importance of wild places in all our lives. Yet the Trump administration is intent on their destruction through unmitigated extractive uses such as oil and gas development, mining, logging and grazing to benefit private industries. Wild places–most of which, at least in the U.S., are on public…
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The Washington Post and Its Cold War Drums
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
The Washington Post has taken its Cold War campaign against China, Russia, and Iran to a new level. In the Sunday edition of its Outlook section,…
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Brenda Choresi Carter on the Power of Sheriffs, Gordon Mosser on Medicare for All & Covid-19
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-07-10
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COVID-19 Measures Unconstitutional: Legal Proceeding against Prime Minister Trudeau: Filed in Ontario Superior Court
Ted Kuntz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
We are living in unprecedented times. The mass and indiscriminate containment of citizens, the restriction of access to parliament, the courts, medical and educational services, the destruction of local economies and livelihoods, and the requirement to physically distance, along with …
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Farm Aid stands with meatpacking workers for COVID-19 protection
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-10
Nearly 40,000 food workers, a majority of whom are meat workers, have tested positive for COVID-19. At Tyson Foods, the world's second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the infection rate is double that of other meat companies; more than 8,500 Tyson employees have been confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19. …
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Joblessness soars as COVID-19 pandemic accelerates across US
wsws.org | 2020-07-10
Another 1.3 million people filed for unemployment for the first time last week as 18.1 million placed continuing claims.
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Trump's Postcard to America From the Shrine of Hypocrisy
Lynnette Grey Bull | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
"This monument will never be desecrated," Donald Trump bloviated at his second rally during the COVID-19 pandemic, a 4th of July white supremacy-fest held in the shadow of Mount Rushmore. The mask-less crowd roared its approval. This is his response to a nation roiled by the dual crisis of an unprecedented pandemic and the racial…
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Deep Recession and Contraction of Global Economy: "Second Wave" Covid Economic Impact?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
The reopening of the US economy in June–and some states as early as May–has produced a modest economic 'rebound'. But rebound is not to be confused with economic recovery. | The current rebound is the natural result of the US economy …
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The Limitations of the New Antiracist Movement
Charles McKelvey | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
In spite of Trump's evident erratic administrative style and his disastrous mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. president continues to have significant support among whites, especially whites with no college. This suggests that at the present time in the United States there are significant ideological obstacles to the formation of a national popular consensus…
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Labor union begins struggle against COVID-19 layoffs
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-07-10
New York City On the last day possible, June 30, the City University of New York announced it was going to lay off 3,000, or more than 20 percent, of the 13,000 adjunct teaching staff, who are represented by the Professional Staff Congress, American Federation of Teachers Local 2334. The . . . | Continue reading Labor union begins struggle against COVID-19 layoffs at Workers.org
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Democracy and the Illusion of Choice
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
The neoliberal logic of everything for the rich is now so deeply embedded in American political economy that its base assumptions appear untouchable, except in rare and extraordinary circumstances. With the Covid pandemic exacerbating the current crisis of capitalism, political and economic defense mechanisms make restoring the people and institutions that created the crisis appear to be the only alternative (once again) to solving it…
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Pitt grad student organizers condemn changes to ICE Student Exchange and Visitor Program rules
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-10
Pittsburgh, PA – Members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at the University of Pittsburgh (GSOC-USW) issued a statement, July 8, expressing solidarity with international students and denouncing the Trump administration's recent modifications of existing ICE Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) rules. | Under the rule change, students in the United States on F-1 visas must take at least one in-person class or face deportation. This comes at a time when many universities, including the University of Pittsburgh, are still weighing their options for online instruction in the wake of the COVID-19 cr…
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Africa to Become Testing Ground for "Trust Stamp" Vaccine Record and Payment System
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-10
A new biometric identity platform partnered with the Gates-funded GAVI vaccine alliance and Mastercard will launch in West Africa and combine COVID-19 vaccinations, cashless payments, and potential law enforcement applications.
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Pitt grad student organizers condemn changes to ICE Student Exchange and Visitor Program rules
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-10
Pittsburgh, PA – Members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at the University of Pittsburgh (GSOC-USW) issued a statement, July 8, expressing solidarity with international students and denouncing the Trump administration's recent modifications of existing ICE Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) rules. | Under the rule change, students in the United States on F-1 visas must take at least one in-person class or face deportation. This comes at a time when many universities, including the University of Pittsburgh, are still weighing their options for online instruction in the wake of the COVID-19 cr…
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Latin America's Neoliberal Leaders Are Making the Coronavirus Pandemic Far Worse
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-10
Much of Latin America is in meltdown with coronavirus cases soaring, bodies piling up, and anger mounting as a new wave of neoliberal leaders who openly reject individualism amid collective public health crisis pour fuel on the fire.
mintpressnews.com/latin-americas-neolibe…

Democracy and the Illusion of Choice
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
The neoliberal logic of everything for the rich is now so deeply embedded in American political economy that its base assumptions appear untouchable, except in rare and extraordinary circumstances. With the Covid pandemic exacerbating the current crisis of capitalism, political and economic defense mechanisms make restoring the people and institutions that created the crisis appear…
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COVID-19 pandemic sweeps California prisons, San Quentin hit hardest
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-10
OAKLAND, Calif.–One of COVID-19's most dramatic consequences in California has been its impact on the state's prison population. As of July 8, nearly 2,300 of the 115,000 people incarcerated in the state's historically overcrowded prison system had tested positive for the disease, and at least 31 had died. Over 600 prison workers have also tested …
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Adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells for the treatment of patients with severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation. A proof of concept study
Fermín Sánchez-Guijo, Mariano García-Arranz, Miriam López-Parra, Pablo Monedero, Carmen Mata-Martínez, Arnoldo Santos, Víctor Sagredo, José-Manuel àÅlvarez-Avello, José Eugenio Guerrero, César Pérez-Calvo, Miguel-Vicente Sánchez-Hernández, José Luis Del-Pozo, Enrique J. Andreu, María-Eugenia Fernández-Santos, Barbara Soria-Juan, Luis M. Hernández-Blasco, Etelvina Andreu, José M. Sempere, Agustín G. Zapata, José M. Moraleda, Bernat Soria, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Damián García-Olmo, Felipe Prósper | thelancet.com | 2020-07-10
Treatment with intravenous administration of AT-MSC in 13 severe COVID-19 pneumonia under mechanical ventilation in a small case series did not induce significant adverse events and was followed by clinical and biological improvement in most subjects.
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Brazilian Epidemiologist Slams Bolsonaro's COVID Response as Far-Right President Tests Positive
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-10
As Brazil faces the world's second-worst COVID-19 outbreak after the United States, Trump ally and far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive, after months of downplaying the severity of the pandemic. Brazil has gone almost two months with no health minister. "Bad political leadership is a major risk factor for the spread of the pandemic," says leading Brazilian epidemiologist Cesar Victora, who coordinates the International Center for Equity in Health at the Federal University of Pelotas.
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Fujifilm's Avigan inconclusive in COVID-19 patients in Japan trial
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
A clinical trial of Fujifilm Holdings Corp's Avigan drug yielded inconclusive results as a treatment of COVID-19, Japanese researchers said on Friday.Although patients given the drug early in the trial showed more improvement than those who got delayed doses, the results did not reach statistical significance, Fujita Health University researcher Yohei Doi said.The results, announced at a news conference on Friday, followed the completion of a clinical trial conducted between March and May on 89 patients across Japan.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had said he hoped the drug would be approved as a COVID-19 trea…
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World Health Organisation experts visit China to discuss coronavirus probe
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-10
Two World Health Organisation (WHO) experts will spend 11-12 July in Beijing to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.One animal health expert and one epidemiologist will work to fix the "scope and terms of reference" for the future mission. It will be aimed at learning how the virus jumped from animals to humans, WHO's statement said on 10 July.Origins: Scientists believe the virus may have originated in bats. It was then transmitted through another mammal such as a civet cat or pangolin before being passed on to people at a fresh food ma…
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16 homeless people known to have died with coronavirus — Office of National Statistics
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-10
Sixteen homeless people are known to have died with coronavirus (Covid-19) in England during the first three months of the lockdown. The deaths were registered between 26 March and 26 June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed.But ONS has cautioned that the figure may be an underestimate of the true number of homeless people who have died with the virus. It defined homeless as people who were sleeping rough, using homeless shelters and direct access hostels, or housed in emergency accommodation due to the pandemic at or around the time of death.The 16 death certificates mentioned coronavirus either a…
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Iran reports 142 more deaths due to coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Iran on Friday confirmed 142 more fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 12,447.A further of 2,262 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 252,720, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.A total of 215,176 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 3,319 patients remain in critical condition, the official said.Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed over 555,500 lives in 188 countries and regions since emerging in China last December.Nearly 12.3 million cases have been reported worldwide, with the US, Brazil,…
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Pakistan: 2 provinces bearing brunt of pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Pakistan's two most populous provinces account for more than 75% of the country's COVID-19 cases and over 72% of its virus-related fatalities, according to official data released on Friday.The South Asian country's overall case count increased to 243,599, with 2,751 infections recorded over the past 24 hours, while the death toll rose by 75 to reach 5,058, the Health Ministry reported.With 100,900 confirmed infections, the southern Sindh province leads in the number of cases, followed by northeastern Punjab, the most populous province, with 85,261 cases.Together they make up over 76% of Pakistan's nationwide case…
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A New Tonkin Gulf Incident In The Making?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-10
While the American public, the media, and Congress have largely been focused on the Covid pandemic, demands for racial justice, and other domestic concerns in recent months, the US military has been mobilizing all of its capabilities for a massive show of force in waters abutting China. Every Pacific-based US submarine is now deployed in the area; two nuclear-powered carriers and their escort ships are conducting naval maneuvers there; the Air Force has sent B-1 bombers overhead; and the Army is practicing to seize Chinese-claimed islands. | In the most provocative of these efforts, the carriers Nimitz and Ronald…
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Beware Of Right Deviations That Have Emerged From The Crisis Of US Imperialism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-10
The events of the last three-plus months have exposed another political trend to be wary of. COVID-19's devastating impact on the United States coupled with an economic collapse and a mass uprising against racist policing has activated a long-standing political tendency within the imperialist world: libertarianism. | Libertarianism is often viewed as an anti-government, pro-capitalist ideology that worships the free market doctrine of Adam Smith. However, such a definition does not consider the racist context of the United States. Libertarianism, like all capitalist ideologies, is bound with white supremacy. Libe…
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Here Not Death But The Future Is Frightening
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-10
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its June 2020 update. The prognosis is bleak. Global growth for 2020 is projected at -4.9%, 1.9% below the IMF's forecast from April. 'The COVID-19 pandemic has had a more negative impact on activity in the first half of 2020 than anticipated', acknowledges the IMF. Forecasts for 2021 are somewhat optimistic, sitting at 5.4%, which is higher than the 3.4% the IMF predicted in January 2020. 'The adverse impact on low-income households is particularly acute', says the IMF. Poverty reduction is effectively off the agenda. The World Bank's recent report takes a dim v…
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California sues Trump over rules to deport foreign students home if colleges offer online-only classes
rt.com | 2020-07-10
California has joined several Ivy League schools in challenging immigration rules that would send foreign students back if they can't attend classes in person, claiming such a requirement would only spread Covid-19. | Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Thursday that the state will file a legal challenge against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), over their recent clarification of the rule that foreign exchange students would have to leave the US if their schools operate online-only classes. | "Today's lawsuit rests on America's enduring princip…
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California sues Trump over rules to deport foreign students if colleges offer online-only classes
rt.com | 2020-07-10
California has joined several Ivy League schools in challenging immigration rules that would send foreign students back if they can't attend classes in person, claiming such a requirement would only spread Covid-19. | Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Thursday that the state will file a legal challenge against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), over their recent clarification of the rule that foreign exchange students would have to leave the US if their schools operate online-only classes. | "Today's lawsuit rests on America's enduring princip…
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[UPDATED] Venezuela: Oil Minister, PSUV Vice President Test Positive for COVID-19
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-07-10
The senior Chavista figures made the announcement on Twitter.
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NYC mayor bans 'large events' through end of September — except BLM protests
rt.com | 2020-07-10
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has banned all large public events for the next three months, citing the Covid-19 pandemic — only to make a belated exception for Black Lives Matter rallies, incensing Americans far outside the city. | Fresh off painting a giant "Black Lives Matter" mural on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, the mayor took to CNN to expand on his office's order to cancel all large gatherings through September 30 on Thursday. But when host Wolf Blitzer asked him about "protests," de Blasio couldn't resist taking the day's pandering even further. | "We understand, at this moment in history…
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Phoenix, Arizona hospital runs out of morgue space, requests REFRIGERATOR TRUCKS as Covid-19 fatalities mount
rt.com | 2020-07-10
One hospital in Phoenix, Arizona has reportedly requested refrigerated trucks to augment its morgue capacity, amid a spike in both temperatures and coronavirus deaths in that southwest US state. | Maricopa County "just announced they are going to be getting refrigerated trucks because the Abrazo health care system has run out of morgue beds," Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego told MSNBC on Friday. | Gallego, a Democrat, demanded a statewide mask mandate from Republican Governor Doug Ducey. | | Phoenix Mayor Gallego says Maricopa Co. has requested re…
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NYC mayor bans 'large events' through end of September — except BLM protests
rt.com | 2020-07-10
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has banned all large public events for the next three months, citing the Covid-19 pandemic — only to make a belated exception for Black Lives Matter rallies, incensing Americans far outside the city. | Fresh from painting a giant "Black Lives Matter" mural on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, the mayor took to CNN to expand on his office's order to cancel all large gatherings through September 30 on Thursday. But when host Wolf Blitzer asked him about "protests," de Blasio couldn't resist taking the day's pandering even further. | "We understand, at this moment in histor…
rt.com/usa/494327-nyc-deblasio-events-ba…

Sunday 7/12: Covid-19 and the crisis of neoliberalism
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
Zoom Meeting LOG-IN INFORMATION | Posted at: icssmarx.org – OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE…
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Wednesday 7/15: LaborFest 2020: US Public Health System, COVID, Racism & Capitalism
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
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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Your 19th COVID Breakdown
REZA FIYOUZAT | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
More than 130,000 dead, over three million confirmed cases in the U.S. The actual final numbers will be, with absolute certainty, a lot worse. The antithesis of a corrective response by the Trump administration now looks exactly like a deliberate attempt to seize the day and get rid of as many of us as possible.
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Undercover Patriots: Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent
Danny Sjursen | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
It was June 20th and we antiwar vets had traveled all the way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the midst of a pandemic to protest President Trump's latest folly, an election 2020 rally where he was to parade his goods and pretend all was well with this country. We never planned to go inside the cavernous…
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The US wants to play powerbroker in a fight over the Nile River, but a bigger threat looms
Danny Sjursen | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-10
What is at stake in the negotiations between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and what has been the response of the US…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/10/the-us-wa…

I Was at the Tulsa Rally With Anti-Trump Vets. The President Should Be Worried
Danny Sjursen | thenation.com | 2020-07-10
I Was at the Tulsa Rally With Anti-Trump Vets. The President Should Be Worried.
thenation.com/article/politics/veterans-…

How Billionaires Get Away With Their Big Con
Thom Hartmann | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
About 75 percent of Americans trusted the federal government to "do what is right" when polled during most of the last years of the Eisenhower administration and early years of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency. In 2019, when the Pew Research Center released its most recent poll of public trust in the government, only 17 percent…
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Video: Iran to Support Syria with Air Defense to Repel US, Israeli Attacks
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
Iran will help to strengthen Syrian air defense capabilities as part of a wider military security agreement between the two countries, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said on July 8. …
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Imperial Blind Spots and a Question for Obama
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
The biggest of the many moral blind-spots that mar the politics of the Democratic Party is American imperialism. Biden Helped Lead the Charge into Iraq Look at the Inauthentic Opposition Party's[1] presumptive presidential nominee. Biden recently chided Donald Trump in not-so veiled terms for failing to overthrow the democratically elected socialist Maduro government of Venezuela?
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Still Fighting "Whatever" in Afghanistan
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-10
This just in: Cable news presenter-hero Jake Tapper finds new spotlight at the Movies with the Millennium Media studio release of The Outpost, based on Tapper's 2012 book The Outpost: an Untold Story of American Valor. Tapper's tale tells the story of a locally massive attack by Taliban-types on a remote American forward operating base, …
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As White Jesus Debate Rages, Islam Undergoes its Own Racial Reckoning
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-10
The worldwide push for racial justice has sparked discussion within some Muslim communities on the overly white illustrations of key figures in the Islamic tradition, particularly the twelve imams so revered in Shiaism.
mintpressnews.com/white-jesus-debate-shi…

Private Prison Simulation Game Goes Viral on Apple App Store
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-10
With over two million people locked up across a sprawling network of private and public prisons, the US has by far the highest incarceration rate in the world, significantly worse than brutal dictatorships in Africa, Latin America or Central Asia.
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Private Prison Simulation Game Goes Viral on Apple App Store
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-10
With over two million people locked up across a sprawling network of private and public prisons, the US has by far the highest incarceration rate in the world, significantly worse than brutal dictatorships in Africa, Latin America or Central Asia. | MPN– A new game called "Prison Empire Tycoon" is going viral. Released in late May, it has risen to become the current number one strategy game in Apple's App Store and has been among the top 20 most popular games overall since its launch, with at lea…
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'Day of Rage' against Zionist annexation
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-07-10
When Palestine is under attack, what do we do? Unite and fight back! San Francisco, July 1 July 5, Cleveland. Credit: WW photo: Martha Grevatt July 5, Cleveland. Credit: WW photo: Martha Grevatt And that's just what thousands of protesters did across the U.S. on July 1, the day Israel . . . | Continue reading 'Day of Rage' against Zionist annexation at Workers.org
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VenezolanosConBiden And MAGAzuela: Two Sides Of The Same Coin
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-10
The Biden campaign held an online event on Wednesday, July 8 pitched as the former Vice President's "vision for Venezuela and Venezuelans in the U.S." Spoiler alert: his vision for Venezuela barely differs from President Trump. This event, which didn't merit an appearance from Biden himself, was aimed at getting Venezuelan-Americans to volunteer for "Uncle Joe", as Representative Darren Soto (D-Fl) called him. It was an hour and a half of shilling for votes and influence, and it demonstrated that when it comes to Venezuela, policies of regime change, sanctions and a refusal to engage in dialogue unite Venezolanos…
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As 50 more lions are killed by Brits, a disturbing new book shows how close they are to extinction
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-07-10
The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting's (CBTH) Eduardo Gonàßalves has released a new book called KILLING GAME: The Extinction Industry. In it, he reveals that since a trophy hunter killed Cecil the lion in 2015, Britons have bagged 50 more of them as 'trophies'. 1 July marked the 5th a…
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"Most Important Indian Law Case in Half a Century": Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Sovereignty in OK
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-10
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that much of eastern Oklahoma, constituting nearly half the state, is Native American land, recognizing a 19th century U.S. treaty with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump nominee, joined the court's liberal wing in a narrow 5-4 ruling that found state authorities cannot criminally prosecute Indigenous peoples under state or local laws. The court's bombshell decision — which also impacts the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole Nations — is a major victory for Indigenous sovereignty and treaty rights. "It's a landmark case…
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/10/scotus_ok…

Supreme Court Rules Trump Is Not Above the Law, But Public Unlikely to See Tax Returns by Election
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-10
In a pair of 7-2 rulings, the Supreme Court rejected President Trump's claim of absolute immunity under the law. The court ruled a Manhattan grand jury could have access to the president's tax returns, but it remains unlikely any of Trump's tax records will be seen before the election. "Legally, Trump had a big loss," says investigative reporter David Cay Johnston, founder and editor of DCReport.org. "Politically, he got a big win out of this court."
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/10/trump_tax…

The Supreme Court's Public-Health Approach to Abortion Rights
Rachel Rebouché | thenation.com | 2020-07-10
The Supreme Court's Public-Health Approach to Abortion Rights…
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Supreme Court Rules Against Oklahoma In Creek Nation Case
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-10
Above photo: BB/PA Images. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation was not officially terminated at Oklahoma statehood, as justices issued a decision that may upend state jurisdiction in much of eastern Oklahoma. "The federal government promised the Creek a reservation in perpetuity," the 5-4 decision states. "Over time, Congress …
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The Prosecution of Washington's Kosovo Clients for War Crimes
Ted Galen Carpenter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
The United States and its NATO allies launched a military intervention in 1999 that helped the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) win its secessionist campaign against Serbia.U.S. officials justified that intervention on the grounds that Serbian security forces were committing pervasive | …
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The Far Right: Formidable but not Unbeatable
Walden Bello | zcomm.org | 2020-07-10
What steps can be taken by left in both the global South and the global North to challenge, compete with, and, in the end, vanquish the right?>…
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Retired Steelworker leader Jones backs Biden but wishes it was Bernie
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-10
INDIANAPOLIS–Chuck Jones, the retired Steelworkers Local 1999 president who became famous for debunking then-President-elect Donald Trump's lies about the Carrier plant closure outside Indianapolis almost four years ago, is going to vote for Joe Biden. But Jones really wishes he was voting for Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., the last man standing against former veep Biden …
peoplesworld.org/article/retired-steelwo…

The U.S. and UK are a Wrecking Ball Crew Against the Pillars of Internationalism
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
On January 9, 2020, Ambassador Karen Pierce–the United Kingdom's permanent representative to the United Nations–spoke at a meeting on the UN Charter. "Nobody could accuse the founding members of a lack of ambition when they drafted the Charter," Ambassador Pierce said.
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The revolutionary life of Dr. Alan Berkman
Michael Steven Smith | mronline.org | 2020-07-10
I was dear friends with Dr. Alan Berkman and his physician wife and comrade Dr. Barbara Zeller. "They shared a deep moral commitment to make medical care available to all," as Barbara Ehrenreich has written, "even if it took a revolution to achieve."
mronline.org/2020/07/10/the-revolutionar…

The Tremendous But 'Secret' Success Of Socialist Vietnam
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-10
Some twenty years ago, when I moved to Hanoi, the city was bleak, grey, covered by smog. The war had ended, but terrible scars remained. | I brought my 4WD from Chile, and insisted on driving it myself. It was one of the first SUVs in the city. Each time I drove it, it was hit by scooters, which flew like projectiles all over the wide avenues of the capital. | Hanoi was beautiful, melancholic, but clearly marked by war. There were stories, terrible stories of the past. In "my days", Vietnam was one of the poorest countries in Asia. | Many great heritage sites, including the My Son Sanctuary in Central Vietnam, we…
popularresistance.org/the-tremendous-but…

"House of Absolute Horrors": Mary Trump's Book Reveals How Trump Family Gave Rise to a "Sociopath"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-07-10
In a new book, Mary Trump — the president's niece — describes Donald Trump as a "sociopath" who grew up in a dysfunctional family that fostered his greed and cruelty. Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert, is seeking to block the sale of the book on the grounds that it violates a confidentiality agreement, but publisher Simon & Schuster says 600,000 copies of the book have already been distributed ahead of its July 14 publishing date. Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, who has reported on Trump for three decades, says the book is "very, very important" and helps to answer how Trump got to t…
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/10/mary_trum…

Alternative "Declaration of Independence Day" on July 4
CEWPAPH | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
On the fourth of July, a CodePink caravan declared independence from racism, war, and climate devastation – all interconnecting systems of death. | Top Photo: Demonstrators use stencils to paint a message on the street in front of Nancy Pelosi's Pacific Heights Home. It reads, Pelosi Defund War $.
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Writers' Open Letter Against "Cancel Culture" is About Stifling Free Speech, Not Protecting It
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-10
Updated below An open letter published by Harper's magazine, and signed by dozens of prominent writers and public figures, has focused attention on the apparent dangers of what has been termed a new "cancel culture". The letter brings together an unlikely alliance of genuine leftists, such as Noam Chomsky and Matt Karp, centrists such as …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/writers-open-…

Marx's Ecology: Materialism and Nature
John Bellamy Foster | mronline.org | 2020-07-10
The Cosmonaut team inaugurates the ecology series by discussing John Bellamy Foster's seminal book Marx's Ecology on its twentieth anniversary.
mronline.org/2020/07/10/marxs-ecology-ma…

'I Could Live With That': How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-10
Jeffrey ST. CLAIR | "I decided I could live with that." | — Stansfield Turner, Jimmy Carter's CIA director, on the extreme level of civilian casualties in the CIA's covert war in Afghanistan. | The first indelible image of the war in Afghanistan for many Americans was probably that of CBS anchorman Dan Rather, wrapped in the voluminous drapery of a mujahedin fighter, looking like a healthy relative of Lawrence of Arabia (albeit with hair that seemed freshly blow-dried, as some viewers were quick to point out). From his secret mountainside "somewhere in the Hindu Kush," Rather unloaded on his audience a barr…
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"I Could Live With That": How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
Jimmy Carter later confessed in his memoirs that he was more shaken by the invasion of Afghanistan than any other event of his presidency, including the Iranian revolution. Carter was convinced by the CIA that it could be the start of a push by the Soviets toward the Persian Gulf, a scenario that led the president to seriously consider the use of tactical nuclear weapons.
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PDF of July 9 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-07-10
Download the 12-page PDF. End police brutality with union solidarity Who killed Vanessa Guillén? Empire's Mount Rushmore: Trump's trash talk; Indigenous blockade delays rally. Anti-racist actions; Boston offs Columbus. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS: Feds resume executions; FIRE on fire for BLM; Open San Quentin! Free Mumia! WORLD: Syria; Palestine. Download . . . | Continue reading PDF of July 9 issue at Workers.org
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'Day of Rage' against Zionist annexation
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-07-10
When Palestine is under attack, what do we do? Unite and fight back! And that's just what thousands of protesters did across the U.S. on July 1, the day Israel annexed 30 percent of the West Bank. More cities had demonstrations in the days that followed. At least 40 actions . . . | Continue reading 'Day of Rage' against Zionist annexation at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/07/49935/?utm_source=rs…

'Day of Rage' against Zionist annexation
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-07-10
When Palestine is under attack, what do we do? Unite and fight back! And that's just what thousands of protesters did across the U.S. on July 1, the day Israel annexed 30 percent of the West Bank. More cities had demonstrations in the days that followed. At least 40 actions . . . | Continue reading 'Day of Rage' against Zionist annexation at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/07/49935/?utm_source=rs…

Chicago protest against Duterte's terror law
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-10
Chicago, IL — More than 80 progressive Filipinos and supporters gathered in front of the Philippine Consulate, July 8, to protest the repressive 'anti-terrorism' measure recently signed into law by President Duterte. The law criminalizes trade union, student, environmental and other activists who are working for social and national liberation. The protest was one of many held across the U.S.
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/10/chicago-…

Chicago protest against Duterte's terror law
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-10
Chicago, IL — More than 80 progressive Filipinos and supporters gathered in front of the Philippine Consulate, July 8, to protest the repressive 'anti-terrorism' measure recently signed into law by President Duterte. The law criminalizes trade union, student, environmental and other activists who are working for social and national liberation. The protest was one of many held across the U.S.
fightbacknews.org/2020/7/10/chicago-prot…

Columbia, SC protesters resilient in the face of police repression
A.D. Foster | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-10
Protesters, activists and community members in Columbia, South Carolina are facing severe repression following protests against racism and police terror at the end of May. So far, more than 80 people have been arrested, protesters and bystanders alike. That number continues to grow as the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department seek to …
liberationnews.org/columbia-sc-protester…

Activists Push Police Out Of Schools In Madison
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-10
Queer, trans, and Black students organized for their safety and dignity and pushed for the removal of police from Madison public schools.
therealnews.com/stories/activists-push-p…

Scheer Intelligence: The Price Of Ignoring The Ferguson Uprising
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-10
August 9 will mark six years since 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Miss. Since then, Wilson has walked free and the systemic issues that have plagued this nation throughout its history have gone unaddressed. That changed with the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, which so thoroughly shocked Americans and established that the lessons from Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement that rose from it never had been absorbed. | Now, at a moment of heightened awareness about racism, Black Lives Matter leaders and Black activists and artists such as t…
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Robert Fuller 'lynching' rumors dismissed as probe finds hanging victim heard voices & was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts
rt.com | 2020-07-10
The death of Robert Fuller, declared a lynching by Black Lives Matter activists after he was found hanging from a tree outside Los Angeles, was confirmed as a suicide — but many are hesitant to trust the probe's result. | Fuller, a 24-year-old black man discovered hanging from a tree near City Hall in the Los Angeles suburb of Palmdale, heard voices telling him to kill himself and was repeatedly hospitalized for suicidal ideation before his death, according to the LA County Sheriff's Department, which revealed the results of its investigation at a press conference on Thursday. | While Fuller's death had…
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Robert Fuller 'lynching' rumors dismissed as probe finds hanging victim heard voices & was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts
rt.com | 2020-07-10
The death of Robert Fuller, declared a lynching by Black Lives Matter activists after he was found hanging from a tree outside Los Angeles, was confirmed a suicide — but many are hesitant to trust the probe's result. | Fuller, a 24-year-old black man discovered hanging from a tree near City Hall in the Los Angeles suburb of Palmdale, heard voices telling him to kill himself and was repeatedly hospitalized for suicidal ideation before his death, according to the LA County Sheriff's Department, which revealed the results of its investigation at a press conference on Thursday. | While Fuller's death had bee…
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Putin, Russian Security Council discuss Libyan crisis
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
"The situation in Libya was discussed with an emphasis on the absence of alternative to a peaceful settlement in this country," the Kremlin said in a statement on its official website following the meeting.Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.Libya's new government was founded in 2015 under a UN-led agreement, but efforts for a long-term political settlement failed due to the military offensive by warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces.The UN recognizes the Libyan government headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj as the country's legitimate authority.
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Serbia Protest Explosion — Vuƒçiƒá Caught Between Coronavirus and Color Revolution
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-10
On the evenings of July 7th and 9th, a wave of unrest swept through several Serbian cities — chiefly Belgrade — in opposition to an announcement from Vuƒçiƒá that Belgrade would return to the government mandated coronavirus quarantine lockdowns. | Largely the protests were peaceful if energetic, with the vast majority of protesters of all ages and walks of life observing norms and voicing their opposition to the announcement that quarantine would return. Many of those protesting were not anti-Vuƒçiƒá per se, and their issues were not political in the ele…
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What about armed protests?
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2020-07-10
As soon as we pull the trigger, we've dehumanized the enemy and gone to war. When we go to war, nobody wins…
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Students and workers remove 'Confederate General' name from school
Otis Grotewohl | workers.org | 2020-07-10
Charleston, W.Va. In a huge victory for the growing movement against racism and national oppression, members of the Kanawha County Board of Education of Charleston, W.Va., voted 5-0 on July 6 to change the name of what used to be known as "Stonewall Jackson Middle School." Charleston protest, July 6. . . . | Continue reading Students and workers remove 'Confederate General' name from school at Workers.org
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BLM Protests Captured In Black And White
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-10
TRNN's Aman Azhar captured these photos June 7-8 shortly after thousands took to the streets of Washington, D.C. demanding an end to racial discrimination and police brutality.
therealnews.com/columns/blm-protests-cap…

Coalition to March on the RNC: 'We will march with or without a permit'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-10
Jacksonville, FL – Members of the Coalition to March on the RNC applied for permits several weeks ago from the City of Jacksonville to march against Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention on August 27. After not receiving any response about the permit application for several weeks, the Coalition still plans to march against Trump and the RNC regardless of the city's decision to issue or deny a permit for the march. | The Coalition to March on the RNC organized large protests against previous RNCs in 2008 (St. Paul), 2012 (Tampa), and 2016 (Cleveland). Thousands are expected to participate in the hist…
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LA County Sheriff's scandals and protests continue
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-10
Los Angeles, CA – Over the last few years, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been in the hot seat as deputies have killed a staggering number of Black and Chicano young men. With the recent Minnesota rebellion and protests across Los Angeles, the heat continues. | Protests against the Sheriffs | On June 7, a group of young women from East Los Angeles united, organized and led a large march and protest against the East Los Angeles Sheriffs. The women were Lucia Garcia from Schurr High; Valerie "Valens" Salazar, a student at California State University – LA (CSULA); Samantha Barientos, a student…
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Milwaukee: Students honor Vanessa Guillén, protest UWM Professor Schoeller and administration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-10
Milwaukee, WI – On the evening of July 8, students and community members rallied at Spaights Plaza on UW-Milwaukee's campus. They came together to honor Texas' Vanessa Guillén and others who have lost their lives to sexual violence, and to hold Professor Betsy Schoeller accountable for her harmful comments about the situation, and the administration of UW-Milwaukee accountable for not taking action on hate speech. | Professor Schoeller's comment implies that she believes sexual harassment and assault is justifiable. After her comment got national attention, she responded that she meant to clarify the sexism prese…
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Seven years too long: Nationwide protests on July 19 to end detention and free the refugees
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-10
Refugees & migrants Kerry SmithIssue 1272 Australia offshore detention centres Manus Island NauruJuly 10, 2020July 19 will…
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Twitter data-mining tool Dataminr fed police real-time info on Black Lives Matter protesters, despite promises not to spy
rt.com | 2020-07-10
An analytics firm parsing Twitter data in real time for law enforcement and media has been caught funneling detailed info on anti-police-brutality marches to the very agencies users are protesting, despite promises not to. | Dataminr, a CIA-funded artificial intelligence startup that mines Twitter's real-time content stream for behavioral patterns and other analytics, has been caught feeding info on police brutality protesters from that "firehose" stream back to law enforcement. While the developers had promised they wouldn't enable domestic surveillance after a series of scandals in 2016, Dataminr is once aga…
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'Emotional beatdown on daily basis': 150 Minneapolis police officers seek disability for PTSD over BLM riots
rt.com | 2020-07-10
At least 150 Minneapolis police officers have begun seeking duty disability because of post traumatic stress following the George Floyd protests and riots, their attorney has revealed. | The attorney who handles disability claims for the Minneapolis police, Ron Meuser, told FOX 9 that 75 officers are already under doctors' orders not to return to work and are being treated for symptoms consistent with PTSD. | The ongoing unrest seems to have broken the already exhausted…
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Trump election strategy: Blame China for coronavirus, bad economy
Peter Frost | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-10
With the latest opinion polls showing Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by 53% to 42%, Trump needs desperate measures. A major part of his re-election strategy now is to up the ante against Beijing. Last weekend, he announced yet again that China had caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the …
peoplesworld.org/article/key-aspect-of-t…

House Labor-Health-Education bill could set off social issue uproars
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-10
WASHINGTON–The mammoth, and often controversial, House money bill for federal labor, health and education spending adds billions of dollars for schools and health programs, but could also set off several social issue uproars when it hits the House floor later this month. The measure doles out and increases funds for the departments of Labor, Health …
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Mexico State Oil Company Files $22 Billion Debt Swap amid IMF Threats and White House Visit
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-10
Mexico's economy is put in the crosshairs by the IMF as the "new NAFTA" takes effect and AMLO is forced to make concessions to avoid an even deeper recession.
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Brazilian Democracy Is at a Stalemate
José Dirceu de Oliveira e Silva | zcomm.org | 2020-07-10
Interview on the need for a broad front coalition to defeat Bolsonarismo…
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China's Growing Influence in Central Asia and the Middle East Will Lead to Further US Decline
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
China's increasing presence on the international scene is an undeniable threat to the US-led world order. Critical to China's emergence as a major power this century, has been its widening influence in the Central Asian states. Central Asia, rich in …
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US Plans to Invade Venezuela Through Colombia
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
Colombia is under a pro-Washington government. The country's current president, Iván Duque Márquez, has been noted for a series of policies of alignment with the United States, continuing the legacy of his predecessor, former president Juan Manuel Santos, …
globalresearch.ca/us-plans-invade-venezu…

Teachers on re-opening schools: "Not without protecting kids"
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-10
WASHINGTON–When the issue comes down to reopening the nation's schools as the coronavirus plague continues, GOP President Donald Trump says "yes," but leaders of teachers unions say "no"–or at any rate, not until you can truly protect the kids. The uproar started with a Trump dog-and-pony show with his Education Secretary, Elizabeth "Betsy" DeVos, and …
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Instead of freeing elderly prisoners in response to Coronavirus, Cuomo created a prison nursing home way upstate
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-10
THE ADIRONDACK CORRECTIONAL Facility is tucked away in the mountainous North Country of New York State, less than a two-hour drive from the Canadian border. Three years ago, it was converted to incarcerate teens aged 16 to 17, automatically prosecuted as adults under pernicious state law. As of this May, in response to the coronavirus …
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Houston Hospitals Struggle with "Astonishing" Rise in Coronavirus Cases
Sheri Fink | zcomm.org | 2020-07-10
"They've been adding unit after unit after unit just to care for coronavirus patients."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/houston-hospitals-…

Federal executions set to resume before Republicans convene
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2020-07-10
The federal government plans to execute four people this summer in Terre Haute, Ind., even though the condemned prisoners have not been able to meet with their attorneys for more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced the executions to take place on . . . | Continue reading Federal executions set to resume before Republicans convene at Workers.org
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Congress is a month away from cutting the economy's fiscal life support
Nathan Tankus | mronline.org | 2020-07-10
The most important economic problem the United States is facing is the failure to contain Coronavirus and the unethical decisions politicians have been making to reopen without the administrative capacity to limit the virus's spread.
mronline.org/2020/07/10/congress-is-a-mo…

What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Inequality, Discrimination and the Importance of Caring
Alda Facio | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
They say coronavirus doesn't discriminate, that it puts us all at risk, that it dictates an equally threatening future for all humankind. But the measures that have been implemented in Central America to deal with the pandemic are proof of the monumental, pre-existing inequality of our societies, and how quickly the neoliberal capitalist system takes…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/what-coronav…

Podcast: West Virginia's Exploited Communities Stand Up to Coal, Oil & Gas Giants
Mnar Muhawesh Adley | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-10
Journalist and documentary filmmaker Eleanor Goldfield discusses her new film and how West Virginia became a microcosm for working class exploitation at the hands of corporate America.
mintpressnews.com/podcast-eleanor-goldfi…

An Empire in Points
Joseph G. Ramsey | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
For those of you still trying to rinse off the neighbor's patriotic glitter from the July Fourth weekend, I can't recommend highly enough the new book by Daniel Immerwahr, How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States. Even as a long-time anti-imperialist critic of US foreign policy, I found this book…
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FrankenBob: The Self-Made Dylan
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
The dream is over What can I say? — John Lennon, "God" (1970) A few decades ago Bob Dylan took Joyce Carol Oates for a ride and she almost never came back, but when she did she dedicated a creepy short story to him, "Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?" A girlygazer past…
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Morricone: Maestro of Music and Image
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
Born in 1929, the masterful composer Ennio Morricone, who died this week at the age of 91, made his entrance into the world just after the advent of synchronized cinematic sound. The Jazz Singer had come out just two years earlier. Over a life that spanned the history of the movie soundtrack, Morricone shaped the combined arts of music and image as few others have or will.
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/morricone-ma…

Inequality and the End of the American Dream
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
Well, it's over. After nearly a century of self-promotion, the American Dream has been officially declared over. Donald Trump declared, during his 2016 campaign, "Sadly, the American dream is dead. But if I ever get elected president, I will bring it back bigger and better than ever." He advocated a slogan that looked backward to…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/inequality-a…

Harper's and the Great Cancel Culture Panic
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
You can imagine my chagrin when I discovered that Harper's, a magazine that I have subscribed to since the early 80s, provided a platform for "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate." The open letter was a denunciation of "cancel culture" in the name of liberal values as if angry Tweets by mostly powerless young…
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Overcoming Civil Discourse and Other Illusions of Democracy for the 1%
Joel Wendland-Liu | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-10
Festishizing democracy The U.S. racist-capitalist class and its ideological apparatus fetishize the word democracy. Using fatuous appeals to civil discourse, it sponsors the illusion that democracy is the most advanced political system in human history. In addition to voting for their representatives, people supposedly engage with civil society through which they achieve greater social goods …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/overcoming-ci…

Calls for Swift Action as Hundreds of Elephants Die in Botswana's Okavango Delta
Ed Holt | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
Nearly 400 elephants have died in Botswana's Okavango Delta since March, in what wildlife experts say is one of the largest elephant mortality events ever recorded. Conservationists have criticized the government's handling of the matter and are urging them to …
globalresearch.ca/calls-swift-action-hun…

JCPOA: The Iran Nuclear Deal that Wasn't
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
July 14th, 2020, marks the fifth anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Agreement, often referred to as the Iran Nuclear Deal (or simply the Deal) — the Deal that wasn't. It was yet another attempt …
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The Dogs of Empire!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
All Americans of any persuasion need to search the archives of both the Nazi Holocaust and the 1950- 1960s Civil Rights movement. One will see, quite vividly, the use of trained, tough and violent dogs on unarmed civilians. In Germany …
globalresearch.ca/the-dogs-of-empire/571…

Forced Vaccination Plan Unveiled
Bill Sardi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
Stanford University Legal & Medical Authorities Join Forces To Fashion An Indiscriminate Mandated Mass-Vaccination Plan That Would Frighten The Public, Disregard Lawful Protections Of Informed Consent And Result In Needless Deaths. | *** | Our health overlords propose a dangerous infectious disease …
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PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02– 08 July 2020)
PCHR | imemc.org | 2020-07-10
Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, IOF's excessive use of force rendered 21 …
imemc.org/article/pchr-weekly-report-on-…

What's behind the war in Libya?
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-10
The decade-long conflict in Libya following the 2011 NATO invasion is now at a critical juncture, and may spiral into a regional war if no serious measures are taken to prevent such a situation…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/10/whats-beh…

Iran prépare sa riposte aux actes de sabotage israéliens
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-10
L'Iran a décidé d'attendre avant d'annoncer ses conclusions quant à la responsabilité du sabotage de ses installations de centrifugeuses au centre nucléaire de Natanz et probablement d'autres sites. Cependant, des hauts responsables à Téhéran affirment que ´ les enquêtes sont terminées et les plus récentes explosions pourraient bien être liées. Il semblerait qu'Israà´l, ainsi qu'un autre pays du Moyen-Orient, sont impliqués. L'Iran étudie quelle sera la riposte appropriée inévitable qui suivra ª. | Selon la source, ´ il ne fait aucun doute qu'il s'agit d'un acte de sabotage. L'explosion à N…
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Iran prepares retaliation for Israeli acts of sabotage
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-10
Iran has postponed announcement of those it has concluded were responsible for the sabotage at the Natanz nuclear centrifuge facility and probably other sites. However, high ranking personnel in Tehran say that "investigations have concluded and the latest explosions may well have been related; indications are that Israel, plus another Middle Eastern country, are involved. Iran is studying its suitable and inevitable retaliation". | According to the source, "this has been confirmed beyond any doubt as an act of sabotage. The explosion at Natanz was destructive but security forces managed to thwart further attacks…
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Iran explosions: Did Israel and the US just start a cyber war?
Scott Ritter | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-10
Explosions rocked a pair of Iranian factories involved in the manufacture of centrifuges for its nuclear program, and the development of advanced ballistic missiles. Iran suspects a cyberattack by either the US, Israel or both. | A series of explosions hit various locations throughout Iran in late June and early July, killing scores of people and causing extensive damage. Two of these locations stand out in particular because of their importance to Iran's national…
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Reopening vs. Lockdown is a False Dichotomy
Marc Norton | zcomm.org | 2020-07-10
The politicians don't want to admit that the real problem is a serious lack of testing, contact tracing, and quarantining of infected people.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/reopening-vs-lockd…

Srebrenica At 25: Have We Learned Anything?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-10
In 1995, between July 11-22, Serbian forces murdered 8,327 defenseless Bosnians in an act of genocide. What's happened to international law and outrage over crimes against humanity?
therealnews.com/stories/srebrenica-25th-…

Israeli forces murder another Palestinian youth in occupied West Bank
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-10
Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian youth in a village in the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on July 9, Thursday. The 29-year-old victim, identified as Ibrahim Mustafa Abu Yaacoub, was with his friends when he was shot by the Israeli forces. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead on arrival. | The provincial governor of Salfit, Abdullah Kamil, has denied the claim made by Israeli forces that a Molotov attack by two persons led to the shooting in which Yaacoub died. However, according to Kamil, Yaacoub was merely walking with his friends when he was shot. | Ever…
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Total number of people getting unemployment benefits continues to climb
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-10
San José, CA – On Thursday, July 9, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the broadest measure of people on unemployment continued to climb. In the week ending June 20, the total number was 32.9 million, up by 1.4 million from a week earlier. This number includes those who are receiving the regular state unemployment insurance benefits, the growing number getting the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA, the Federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, and other smaller programs. | The latest report on new applications for state unemployment benefits for the week ending July 4 did…
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Will the New NAFTA Make the Pandemic Worse for Mexicans?
David Bacon | zcomm.org | 2020-07-10
For Mexican workers, farmers, and the poor, the pandemic and the new treaty replacing NAFTA are a devastating one-two punch…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/will-the-new-nafta…

Episode 97 — Monuments and Rape culture with Jen Marshall of the Bay Area Women Against Rape: BAWAR
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-07-10
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore the debates surrounding monuments and rape culture with Jen Marshall of the Bay Area Women Against Rape: BAWAR…
On today's episode, Nicholas Baham II (Dr. Dreadlocks), Janice Domingo, and Nolan Higdon explore Jewish/Black Relations And Dialogue In Contentious Times With Rabbi Dan Ain. Along The Line is a…
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Waiting to declare famine 'will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation'
news.un.org | 2020-07-10
In Yemen, fears of famine have resurfaced as UN humanitarians also warned on Friday that 360,000 severely malnourished children could die unless they continue to get treatment and aid is stepped up. In an urgent appeal for funding, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that it needs $200 million per month to maintain assistance in the war-torn country.
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Free Imam Jamil!
| workers.org | 2020-07-10
By Shafeah M'Balia Here is a slightly edited transcript of remarks from the July 2 webinar presented by the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party titled, "Free Mumia! Free Them All!" Let me start by saying bismillah. I ask Allah to guide my heart and guide my tongue. As-salamu . . . | Continue reading Free Imam Jamil! at Workers.org
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Two more monuments to racism bite the dust in Boston
| workers.org | 2020-07-10
By G. Lechat Boston Black Lives Matter rebellion power brought down two controversial statues here, one of Christopher Columbus in the traditionally Italian-American North End, and the Downtown "Freedman's Memorial," a replica of a better-known bronze statue in Washington D.C. Boston is a famously parochial "city of neighborhoods" — historically . . . | Continue reading Two more monuments to racism bite the dust in Boston at Workers.org
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Black Organizing Project gana campaña para desmantelar departamento de policía escolar
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-07-10
Por Judy Greenspan Oakland, California The Black Organizing Project (BOP), es una organización comunitaria liderada por miembros negros que trabaja por la justicia racial, social y económica a través de la organización de base y la construcción de comunidades en Oakland, California. En medio de una peligrosa pandemia, la organización, . . . | Continue reading Black Organizing Project gana campaña para desmantelar departamento de policía escolar at Workers.org
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Stay in the streets — Justice for Vanessa Guillén!
Rachel Domond | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-10
Vanessa Guillén's story is just one in a military culture of sexual violence, domestically and internationally.
liberationnews.org/stay-in-the-streets-j…

If Schools Reopen This Fall, More People Will Likely Die. Full Stop
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2020-07-10
Reopening too soon is eating the South and West alive at this very moment. If schools open next month under the current circumstances, I fear we may start painting corner after corner of the entire country "infected" red.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/if-schools-reopen-…

A Blueprint For Violence: Police Training Manual Reveals Disturbing Methods
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-10
A training manual obtained by PAR raises questions about what cops are being taught and how they handle encounters with civilians. PAR speaks with Jaelyn Cedillo of Pueblo, CO, whose brother was gunned down by Pueblo sheriffs.
therealnews.com/stories/blueprint-for-vi…

Render unto Caesar now: Should we be taxing the churches?
Forbes West | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-10
Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. Matthew 22: 15-22 In this famous biblical passage, Jesus made it clear to his followers that they ought to respect the laws of Caesar, and his taxes, and to respect the laws of God, and render support to his …
peoplesworld.org/article/render-unto-cae…

Stir Crazy! Episode #65: First Nation Friday
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-10
On today's show: Journalist, organizer, and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism Jen Deerinwater, Miwok journalist and community organizer Desiree Kane, and journalist and community builder Johnnie Jae. Hosted by Kim Brown.
therealnews.com/stories/stir-crazy-episo…

Scientist says Johnson's easing of the lockdown consists of 'ad hoc openings' and 'cheap headlines'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-10
Professor Stephen Reicher criticised Boris Johnson's Government over its approach to easing restrictions, claiming the "drift" plan consisted of "ad hoc openings" and "cheap headlines". | Meanwhile, Reicher stated that the Scottish Government has a much clearer strategy for coming out of lockdown than Westminster. | He told a briefing on Friday that Scotland had taken an "elimination strategy", focused on driving infection rates as low as possible before taking action. | The scientist was speaking in his capacity as a member of Independent Sage, a group set up by former government chief scientific adviser David K…
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The Struggle for Police-Free Schools and an Equitable, Safe Re-Opening
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
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Dutch government to file suit against Russia over downing of MH17
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
The Dutch government on Friday said it would file a suit against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights over the downing of Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago.The Netherlands, home to roughly two-thirds of the victims, holds Russia responsible for the crash on July 17, 2014. The Kremlin has consistently denied involvement.A letter to parliament said the Netherlands was filing the case at the European court to achieve "truth, justice and accountability" for all 298 victims.
yenisafak.com/en/world/dutch-government-…

Bipartisan Torpedo Against the Agreement for Afghanistan
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
Hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties, over 2,400 US soldiers killed (plus an unknown number of wounded), about 1,000 billion dollars spent: this is the budget summary of 19 years of US war in Afghanistan, to which the cost for …
globalresearch.ca/bipartisan-torpedo-aga…

Netanyahu's Annexation Drive
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
Land seizures, annexations, and conquest. These are words axiomatic to the state of Israel. In the main, the state has maintained an uncomfortable position based on patience and attrition. We have waited this long; you will wait longer. Be it dispossessed Palestinians and their aspirations for state recognition or what are loosely described as the…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/netanyahus-a…

Palestinians Have No Choice but to Resist in Any Way, Shape or Form Annexation
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-10
To annex or not annex? This is the question bugging Israeli, Palestinian and international political figures since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu missed his July 1 deadline for beginning the process of formally annexing portions of the occupied West Bank. …
globalresearch.ca/palestinians-have-no-c…

Silver Linings Ahead?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
Democrats of the Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi variety — Wall Street, "corporate" Democrats — eager to hold onto power and to make the world safe for the overripe capitalist system they, along with Republicans, superintend are riding high right now. They've managed to make one of the worst…
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Police in England and Wales face review into possible racial bias
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-10
The police watchdog is launching a probe into whether officers across England and Wales racially discriminate against ethnic minorities.The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) review will focus on the use of force and stop and search. It comes amid tensions over the police's handling of recent cases that have been caught on camera."Systemic issues which should be addressed": IOPC director general Michael Lockwood said a review will be launched in the coming months. The review will focus on racism "to establish the trends and patterns which might help drive real change in policing practice". He sai…
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The Coronavirus Pushes State Budgets to the Brink
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2020-07-10
The Coronavirus Pushes State Budgets to the Brink…
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For Some Students, ICE's Visa Announcement Is Life or Death
Francesca Freeman, George Batah | thenation.com | 2020-07-10
For Some Students, ICE's Visa Announcement Is Life or Death…
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Wisdom From Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Hooked Hands | thenation.com | 2020-07-10
Wisdom From Ruth Bader Ginsburg…
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Joe Kennedy III Hired a Cop to Advise Him on Race and Justice
Maia Hibbett | thenation.com | 2020-07-10
Joe Kennedy III Hired a Cop to Advise Him on Race and Justice…
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Milton Glaser, 1929–2020
Victor Navasky | thenation.com | 2020-07-10
Milton Glaser, 1929–2020…
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Venice tests long-delayed flood barrier months after waters swamped city
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Venice tested its long-delayed flood barriers on Friday, in a public demonstration of the strength of the defences months after rising tidal waters swamped its historic canals, squares and palaces.The multi-billion-euro Mose scheme – designed in 1984 but still incomplete a decade after it was due to come into service – has been plagued by corruption and cost overruns.Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attended the test and started the computerised system that sent all 78 giant yellow sluice gates rising simultaneously above the water for the first time."We are here for a test, not a parade," Conte said, as crowds prot…
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Japan to buy $23B worth of F-35 fighter jets from US
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
The US on Thursday approved a planned purchase by Japan of 105 F-35 joint strike fighters estimated to be worth $23 billion amid escalating tension in the South China Sea between China and US allies.The approved package includes 63 F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft and 42 F-35 short takeoff and landing variants as part of a December 2018 decision by Japan to increase its procurement of F-35s from 42 to 147.Japan does not have a coast to the hotly-conflicted South China Sea, but views it as strategically important due to its role as a vital trading route.If the sale goes through from congress, it wil…
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Torrential rains hit China, many killed
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Torrential rains have washed over several parts of China, resulting in deaths of many people and disrupting services to the affected regions, local media reported. At least 14 people were killed by landslides in the central Hubei province last Wednesday, with one person recovered by search and rescue operations that are still in progress, China's Xinhua news agency reported.The rains hit 44 counties in the province, affecting over 9 million people, with over 200 millimeters (7.9 inches) of precipitation recorded since Wednesday.In the country's east Jiangxi province, armed police officers and soldiers were deploy…
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China reports 4 new coronavirus cases in mainland
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
China reported four new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 9, down from nine a day earlier, the health authority said on Friday.All four of the new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.China also reported three new asymptomatic patients, compared with six such cases a day earlier….
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India launches solar power plant to stop China imports
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a solar power plant with the aim to stop reliance on imports from neighbors China and PakistanThe 750-megawatt power plant in the central state of Madhya Pradesh is being dubbed as the largest in Asia by local media.The project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 million tons each year."Several steps are being taken to increase domestic manufacturing and it has been decided that government's departments and institutions will only buy domestically manufactured solar cells and modules," said Modi, in the wake of recent border tensions with Chi…
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Mexico posts record 7,280 new coronavirus cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Mexico on Thursday posted a fresh record for new coronavirus cases reported on a single day, with 7,280 cases, bringing its overall tally of infections to 282,283, health ministry data showed.The country also recorded 730 additional fatalities, bringing its overall death toll to 33,526.Mexico's previous one-day record was posted a day earlier on Wednesday, when 6,995 new cases were registered.
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Italy's rebound pulls European stocks out of loss, virus concerns remain
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Italian stocks pulled Europe out of early losses on Friday as data pointed to a strong rebound in May industrial output, but a spike in coronavirus cases globally continued to weigh on investor sentiment.The pan-European STOXX 600 rose 0.4% by 0829 GMT after starting the day lower.Milan stocks jumped 0.7% as Italy reported a rise in production of 42.1% in May from the month before, almost double of what economists were predicting.France's CAC 40 rose 0.3% after production at French factories, mines and water-treatment plants jumped an unprecedented 19.6% in May.Still, the STOXX 600 was flat for the week as invest…
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Russia warns of growing nuclear war threat
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
The risk of a nuclear war has risen significantly in recent years because of the US unwillingness to reaffirm its impossibility, the Russian foreign minister said on Friday."We are particularly concerned about the two-year-old refusal of the Americans to reassert the fundamental principle,…
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Turkish police arrest 14 terrorist PKK suspects
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Turkish police arrested 14 suspects in raids in the southern Adana province for their alleged links to the terrorist group PKK, a judicial source said on Friday.Anti-terror police launched an investigation into the alleged members of the terrorist group, said a source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.With 17 arrest warrants in total, police continue operations to capture the remaining three suspects.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and EU — has been responsible for the deaths o…
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French street artist accused of raping nearly 30 women
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
A collective complaint was filed this week in a Paris court by a group of 25 women against graffiti artist Wilfrid A, accusing him of rape and sexual assault.The artist, who makes his home in the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre where all the alleged assaults occurred, rose to fame after the November 2015 terror attacks, after which his message "Love roams the streets" scrawled across the city walls became a symbol of strength.The complaint was filed formally on Tuesday by the group, who allege that Wilfrid A had displayed over the last ten years a pattern of pursuing and manipulating young women, even teenage…
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Turkish court repeals 1934 decree turning Hagia Sophia into museum
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
A Turkish court said on Friday it annulled a 1934 government decree turning the iconic Hagia Sophia into a museum, ruling it was unlawful, paving the way for Istanbul's grandest structure to be used as a mosque after an 85-year hiatus.The ruling was made by the Council of State, Turkey's top administrative court.An hour after the court ruling, President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul's Hagia Sophia open to Muslim worship on Friday."The decision was taken to hand over the management of the Ayasofya Mosque…to the Religious Affairs Directorate and open it for worship," the decision signed by Erdogan said.An NGO…
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Turkey, UK 'very close' to free trade deal
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Turkey and the UK are "very close" to signing a free trade agreement for…
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Nearly 448M people live in EU: Statistics authority
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Calculated on Jan. 1, the population of the 27 EU member states was estimated at 447.7 million, the bloc's statistical authority said on Friday.Largely due to a one-off event, the number saw a steep drop of 12.8% compared with 513.5 million in the 28 member states on Jan 1, 2019, Eurostat said ahead of World Population Day on July 11."The decrease is mainly due to the withdrawal of the UK (on Feb 1), which led the population of the EU to decrease by 13%," it said.As more deaths than births were recorded in the EU since 2012, the natural change has been in a negative direction.In 2019 the bloc saw 4.7 million deat…
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Families recall last moments with Srebrenica victims
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
Nine newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide will be buried this year in the village of Potocari, northwest of Srebrenica, on Saturday to mark the genocide's 25th anniversary.Bajro Salihovic, one of the victims, was killed by Serb forces during the genocide and his body was found in one of the mass graves after decades of being lost.Bajro's son, Bahrudin Salihovic, told Anadolu Agency that he was not willing to wait anymore to collect all of his father's bones, many of which remain missing.Bahrudin said he saw his father for the last time on July 11, 1995, when Srebrenica fell to Serb forces."Tho…
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Families recall last moments with Srebrenica victims
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-10
The families of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide are preparing to bury their loved ones, 25 years after they were gunned down by Serb forces.Nine newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide will be buried this year in the village of Potocari, northwest of Srebrenica, on Saturday to mark the genocide's 25th anniversary.Bajro Salihovic, one of the victims, was killed by Serb forces during the genocide and his body was found in one of the mass graves after decades of being lost.Bajro's son, Bahrudin Salihovic, told Anadolu Agency that he was not willing to wait anymore to collect…
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Trump Threatens To Cut Funding For Schools That Don't Reopen
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-10
President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are threatening to cut off federal funding to schools that do not open their doors this fall due to coronavirus concerns. | In a recent Tweet he suggests it is a Democrat ploy to hurt him politically by tweeting: "In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & families." In a conference call with governors across the country, Devos stated: "Risk is involved in ever…
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Pulling Down Statues: A Tradition Dating Back To US Independence
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-10
Fireworks, bands, and cookouts are essential ingredients of any Fourth of July celebration. What's usually not on the menu is toppling statues, ripping down signs, or burning portraits. But in the days following the new nation's declaration of independence, Americans went on a frenzy of destruction that makes today's attacks on Confederate and other symbols of white supremacy pale by comparison. | The most dramatic act took place in New York City on July 9, 1776. Early that evening, General George Washington and his troops, along with hundreds of citizens, crowded into what is now City Hall Park to hear a reading…
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Home Demolitions Spike Ahead Of Annexation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-10
Israel's formal annexation of occupied land may be put on hold, but the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank marches on. | Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes in the territory spiked last month, according to the human rights group B'Tselem. | Nearly 45 homes were destroyed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem — which Israel has already annexed in contravention of international law. | Eight of the Jerusalem homes destroyed "were torn down by their owners, after they received a demolition order from the municipality and wished to avoid paying the cost of the demolition and fines to…
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The Heat: U.S.-Russia ties
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-07-10
The Russia factor. How will relations between United States and Russia fare in an all-important election year?>…
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False start? Amazon calls TikTok ban order an 'error', says no policy change 'right now'
rt.com | 2020-07-10
E-commerce behemoth Amazon has reversed course after ordering employees to remove micro-vlogging app TikTok from smartphones with access to Amazon email "due to security risks," calling the demand an "error." | "This morning's email to some of our employees was sent in error," a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday, just hours after the memo went out to Amazon employees. | There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok. | The message had informed workers they had until the end of the day to ditch the popular app or they would lose mobile access to their Amazon email accounts, citing…
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Amazon bans TikTok from employees' phones, calls Chinese app a 'security risk'
rt.com | 2020-07-10
Amazon has asked all of its employees to remove the TikTok app from their cell phones. The move comes as the US government considers a nationwide ban on the Chinese video app. | "Due to security risks, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email," read a memo sent to employees on Friday. "If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by 10-Jul to retain mobile access to Amazon email. At this time, using TikTok from your Amazon laptop browser is allowed." | Amazon sends email to employees requiring they delete the TikTok app off all mobile devices with access to a co…
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Amazon bans TikTok from employees' phones, calls Chinese app a 'security risk'
rt.com | 2020-07-10
Amazon has asked all of its employees to remove the TikTok app from their cell phones. The move comes as the US government considers a nationwide ban on the Chinese video app. | "Due to security risks, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email," read a memo sent to employees on Friday. "If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by 10-Jul to retain mobile access to Amazon email. At this time, using TikTok from your Amazon laptop browser is allowed." | @TaylorLorenz) | However, employees can still access TikTok from their laptop browser per the email.
rt.com/usa/494448-amazon-bans-tiktok-sec…

Russia & China veto Western resolution on keeping Syria-Turkey border crossings open, but Moscow's counter-proposal fails
rt.com | 2020-07-10
A Russian UN Security Council resolution on Syrian-Turkish border crossings has been rejected, after Moscow and Beijing vetoed a draft by Western members who sought to reopen the checkpoints not under government control. | The international body, working in online format due to the coronavirus pandemic, rejected the Russian proposal with four votes in favor, seven against and four abstentions. It is the fourth time that the vote on the rival measures has failed, with the council struggling to reach a compromise as the mandate of the border crossings is expiring on Friday. | Earlier on Friday, 13 out of 15 Secu…
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New evidence shows the FBI knew General Flynn was not 'agent of Russia' but prosecuted him anyway
rt.com | 2020-07-10
President Donald Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn was "not acting as an agent of Russia" by the FBI's own determination, yet the Mueller probe was based on that claim and his legal odyssey still continues. | New evidence provided by the Justice Department to Flynn's legal team this week, and made public on Friday as part of a court filing, shows that the FBI determined Flynn wasn't a Russian agent, and believed he did not deliberately lie to agents during his January 2017 interview. | A handwritten document shows the officials believed there were no reasonable grounds for prosecution under…
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'Tainting' public opinion? Minneapolis court issues GAG ORDER in George Floyd trial after lawyer tells cop's side of story
rt.com | 2020-07-10
The judge overseeing the trial of four Minneapolis cops accused of killing black security guard George Floyd has placed a gag order on the defendants and their lawyers after pieces of somewhat exculpatory evidence were released. | Citing the risk of "tainting a potential jury pool" and "impair[ing] all parties' right to a fair trial," Hennepin Country District Judge Peter Cahill slapped a gag order on "all parties, attorneys, their employees, agents or independent contractors working on their behalf" on Thursday with regard to the trial of the four Minneapolis cops charged with killing Floyd. The 46-year-old s…
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Trump commutes sentence of ally Roger Stone, sentenced to 6 years in 'Russiagate' probe
rt.com | 2020-07-10
US President Donald Trump has commuted the 'Russiagate' sentence of Roger Stone, a political operative who briefly worked on his 2016 campaign, just as Stone was ordered to report to prison to serve time behind bars. | Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Stone in February to 40 months in prison for obstruction of justice, another 18 months for witness tampering, and 12 months for making false statements to Congress — but the sentences are to run concurrently, so the maximum time Stone would have spend behind bars is three and a half years. | The charges stemmed from the investigation by special counsel Rob…
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'Tainting' public opinion? Minneapolis court issues GAG ORDER in George Floyd trial after lawyer tells cop's side of story
rt.com | 2020-07-10
The judge overseeing the trial of four Minneapolis cops accused of killing black security guard George Floyd has placed a gag order on the defendants and their lawyers after pieces of somewhat exculpatory evidence were released. | Citing the risk of "tainting a potential jury pool" and "impair[ing] all parties' right to a fair trial," Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill slapped a gag order on "all parties, attorneys, their employees, agents or independent contractors working on their behalf" on Thursday with regard to the trial of the four Minneapolis cops charged with killing Floyd. The 46-year-old se…
rt.com/usa/494328-minneapolis-cops-gag-o…

Trump threatens to defund universities for 'Radical Left Indoctrination'
rt.com | 2020-07-10
President Donald Trump has announced that the Treasury Department will examine the tax-exempt status of the US' universities and schools, accusing them of indoctrinating children with "Radical Left" ideology. | "Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education," Trump tweeted on Friday. "Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status and/or funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues." | … and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy c…
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Smoking risks and automated soundscaping: News from the College
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-07-10
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.
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Saturday 7/11: Demand that Palo Alto Open City Park to All
Vigil for Democracy, Raging Grannies, More | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
Foothills Park, 3300 Page Mill Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. | See parking directions below.
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United Airlines threatens to axe 36,000 jobs
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
In the interest of profit, United Airlines seems to be taking former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's infamous words to heart: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."
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Saturday 7/11: Statue-ary rape: the abduction of power by landlordism
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/95160809805?pwd=QXNQRlVvZk1URm… | Meeting ID: 951 6080 9805 | Password: 0vzc9U…
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Thursday 7/16: Jewish Film Institute presents Truth To Power: Barbara Lee Speaks For Me, Opening Night of
Jewish Film Institute | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
West Wind Solano Drive-In | 1611 Solano Way | Concord, CA 94520…
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"Tales Of The Resistance" Radio Show With SF Mime Trouper Michael Sullivan
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
SF Mime trouper Michael Sullivan is interviewed about their new radio show "Tales of Resistance" and the struggles going on in the US and around the world.
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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Wildlife in California Redwood Forest
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
GUALALA, Calif., July 9, 2020 — Conservation groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and a timber company for failing to protect threatened and endangered fish, birds and frogs from a redwood logging project near northern California's Gualala River.
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Santa Cruz Grand Jury Suggests Transitioning Juvenile Hall into a Homeless Services Center
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
In it's report, "Homelessness: Big Problem, Little Progress: It's Time To Think Outside The Box," the 2019-2020 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury suggests transitioning Juvenile Hall in Felton into a, "treatment and multi-faceted supportive services center for homeless individuals". The Civil Grand Jury report cited low incarceration numbers at Juvenile Hall in Felton compared to the number of staff members required to operate the facility, and noted that decreasing youth incarceration rates across the State of California has led to other counties closing their juvenile detention centers. "The Grand Jury believe…
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Saturday 7/11: Bring Trump Pence OUT NOW! to the Great Highway
Refuse Fascism Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
Great Highway at Lincoln Way, San Francisco…
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Saturday 7/11: Black Lives Matter
Amy Porte, Meg Brizz | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
Slade Park, Novato…
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ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 09.07.2020
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 09.07.2020 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
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California Coastal Commission Orders Oceano Dunes to Remain Closed to Vehicles to Protect Nesting Shorebirds
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
Snowy Plovers Thriving During Vehicle Closure Despite State Parks Interference…
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Historic Negro Bar, California a World Heritage Site to be considered
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
In 1848, the discovery of Gold just above Rancho Rio De Los Americanos, his land along the American River Parkway, sparked the world's first global story. The Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, California is worthy of world class preservation.
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Saturday 7/11: Indians of All Tribes & the Occupation of Alcatraz 1969-1971 (webinar)
San Francisco Library | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
Online…
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Wednesday 7/15: LaborFest 2020: A free one hour concert by Grup Yorum
Laborfest | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
This is a free event. You can be anywhere to view the concert. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL in order to watch the concert event.
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The economy for faith healers
Tomasz Konicz | indybay.org | 2020-07-10
Due to the sharpening contradictions of late capitalist socialization, barbarism, not reason, is increasing. Reason is not advancing in the overall historical movement, as once postulated by Hegel. Only the overcoming of this false whole, which is decaying openly, would offer humankind a chance of survival.
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How Democrats Are Deceived
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-10
Democrats are deceived in basically the same way that Republicans are, but by a different group of billionaires. | Noah Shachtman is the Editor-in-Chief of the Democratic Party billionaires' Daily Beast 'news' site. On 29 October 2018, he headlined there, "Why The Daily Beast Matters Now More Than Ever", and the article sub-headed "Journalism today has to paint in bright colors, have a sense of wit, and give up any attachments to the powerful. It's gonzo or go home." So, he and his site is "gonzo," and they "
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China's Reasonable Proposal for Arms Control and Washington's Duplicity
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-10
China underscored this week that it is willing to engage in negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear arsenals and to underpin strategic stability. However, the offer comes with the caveat that Washington must first reduce its arsenal to the level of China's before Beijing will engage in such talks. | That is an eminently reasonable and logical proposal. The starting point is to look at the existing balance of forces. While the U.S. and Russia each possess about 6,000 nuclear warheads, China's arsenal is assessed t…
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Corporations Hyping BLM Fail Us in Every Other Way
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-10
If Apple and Nike actually cared, they would focus on creating jobs in struggling American black communities. But they don't. | Darrell C. SCOTT | Their rhetoric is lofty and touching, but contradicted by their actions. As Johnny Burtka, the Executive Director of The American Conservative, pointed out on the Tucker Carlson Show: these companies have not lifted a finger to actually help or create jobs for the people they claim to support. | Apple has achieved great financial success by exporting jobs to foreign lands. They are happy to use foreign laborers working in substandard conditions for substandard salaries…
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VIDEO: Is Russia European?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-10
Is Russia a part of Europe? According to the map its origins definitely lay in Europe. But it sees itself unique | civilization with influence beyond its current constricted borders. Watch the video and read more in the article by Patrick –êrmstrong.
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Elected Officials demand an end to the environmental injustices in communities of color
Ramona du Houx | indybay.org | 2020-07-09
From the heart of the city to the suburbs and rural communities, protesters have risen up against the systemic racism. One group of public servants from states across the country insist on legislative action to end to the environmental injustices in communities of color.
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Russia did it Again: Chasing the Bounty Hunters
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-09
Russia did it again. This time it's paying to kill Americans. How criminal! Such things only Americans would do — Washington, the Pentagon, CIA…. Because killing and have killed is in their mindset and bloodstream. That's what criminals do: They project their own crimes onto others. The latest NYT reporting is, "It's not the Taliban …
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The Latest 'Russiagate' Bombshell Took One Week To Be Exposed As Dud
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-09
Within just one week the recent attempt to revive 'Russiagate' has failed. It was an embarrassing failure for the media who pushed it. Their 'journalists' fell for obvious nonsense. They let their sources abuse them for political purposes. | On June 27 the New York Times and the Washington Post published stories which claimed that Trump was informed about alleged Russian bounty payments to the Taliban for killing U.S. soldiers and did nothing about it: | A Russian military spy unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to attack coalition forces in Afghanistan, including U.S. and British troops, in a strik…
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Peru ranks oil production over pandemic threat and Indigenous rights
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-07-09
As of July 7, 10,772 people had died of COVID 19 infection in Peru, which is the 8th most severely affected country in the world. The actual toll is assumed to be far greater, especially in Peru's Amazonian region. Indigenous inhabitants there, isolated from medical care, are vulnerable both to environmental abuses at the hands …
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Aldous Huxley's Programme
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-09
There have been for some time, especially from libertarian quarters, accusations that the COVID-19 crisis has led to a state that has been called by some "medical martial law". I believe the more accurate term and point of departure is "medical social engineering and management". Martial law sounds more dramatic and seems simpler to understand. …
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Firm Linked to HHS' Robert Kadlec Poised to Become Exclusive Manufacture of COVID-19 Vaccines
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-07-09
A pharmaceutical firm with a dark history and questionable ties to serving ASPR Robert Kadlec is poised to become the exclusive manufacturer of the COVID-19 vaccines now being funded through Trump's Operation Warp Speed.
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The "Second Wave": Politics Influences the "Science" of COVID-19. Flawed Data, Flawed Models
Josh Mitteldorf | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
Many of us are still shell-shocked by the changes in our lives that have been imposed this spring. To anyone who has stepped back to make sense of this web of contradictory messages that pour out of our newsfeeds, it is clear that the government agencies and corporate news media are slanting their message toward fear.
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'People Are Dying From COVID-19 in Puerto Rico' Rapper Says
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-09
Puerto Rico's rapper Pedro Vazquez, mostly known as PJ Sin Suela, denounced that the people are dying from COVID-19 in his country. | RELATED: | Puerto Rico's Secretary of Justice Resigns | "People are dying from COVID-19 in Puerto Rico", PJ Sin Suela said and assured that he is seeing it with their own eyes. | "The people take care of the people. Take your measures and do not be irresponsible like the government is… Wear masks and respect social distancing… Do not be irresponsible and stay in…
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COVID-19 Cases in Africa Rising Sharply
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-09
Concerns are mounting across the African continent and internationally over the exponential growth in COVID-19 infections. | At the time of this writing the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC) reported a total of 508,584 cases resulting in 12,000 …
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