Daily Archives: July 11, 2020

2020-07-11: News Headlines

Anya Parampil (2020-07-11). Calling out NYT "unprofessional" reporting on 'Bountygate'. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with investigative journalist Gareth Porter about his latest report "How the Pentagon failed to…

Gareth Porter (2020-07-11). How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government's bunk 'Bountygate'. zcomm.org Another New York Times Russiagate bombshell turns out to be a dud, as dodgy stories spun out by Afghan intelligence and exploited by the Pentagon ultimately failed to convince US intelligence agencies…

WSWS (2020-07-11). North American autoworkers expand fight against unsafe conditions amid COVID-19 nightmare. wsws.org Fiat Chrysler Toledo Assembly workers in Ohio have decided to launch a rank-and-file safety committee, after similar committees were set up last month at two FCA plants in the Detroit area.

WSWS (2020-07-11). Toledo Fiat Chrysler workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to save lives amid COVID-19 rampage. wsws.org After the outbreak of at least 31 COVID-19 cases at the plant, workers at FCA's Toledo Assembly Complex have formed a rank-and-file safety committee.

Yanis Iqbal (2020-07-11). The hunger pandemic in Colombia. mronline.org The unchecked growth of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America is tearing apart the socio-economic fabric of the countrieslocated in that continent. One manifestation of this socio-economic rupture is the emergence of what David Beasley, the Executive Director of UN World Food Programme (WFP), has called a "hunger pandemic". According to WFP, "The socio-economic impact …

Global Research News (2020-07-11). Video: COVID-19 "Fake" Data in Italy: Politician Slams False Numbers: Vittorio Sgarbi. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on May 8, 2020 | Vittorio Sgarbi, MP (Forza Italia) slammed the closure of 60% of Italian businesses: A decision which was taken on the basis of an alleged 25,000 Coronavirus deaths. "It's not true," he …

Richard Horton (2020-07-11). [Comment] Offline: Restoring trust in WHO. thelancet.com Belgium has the sad distinction of leading the world league table of deaths from COVID-19. At 843 deaths per million, Belgium is ahead of the UK (650 per million), Italy (576 per million), Sweden (537 per million), and France (458 per million). COVID-19 was first reported in Belgium on Feb 4, 2020, in a 54-year-old man who had been repatriated from Wuhan, China. Community transmission was confirmed in early March after holiday makers returned from school vacation breaks in northern Italy. The national sense of failure and anger is spurring a serious effort to initiate an international inquiry into the global resp…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Pandemic surges in the Americas as the global death toll nears 560,000. wsws.org The United States is leading the global toll of new COVID-19 cases and deaths, with nearly 3.2 million cases and 134,092 deaths as of Friday evening, about a quarter of the global total.

The Lancet (2020-07-11). [Editorial] COVID-19: the worst may be yet to come. thelancet.com As much of western Europe begins to ease countrywide lockdowns, globally the pandemic may still be in its infancy, with more than 160‚Äà000 new cases reported each day since June 25. Individual countries count cases differently, so direct comparisons are difficult, but the numbers illustrate a worrying pattern. At a subnational level the picture is nuanced, with local hotspots, but at a country level the picture is clear—the world is facing a worsening multipolar pandemic.

news.un (2020-07-11). World Population Day: 'No time to waste' in empowering women. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, "but it does not affect everyone equally", the UN chief said in his message for World Population Day, on Sunday.

Chuck Collins (2020-07-11). Fair Tax Solutions for Cities Facing Covid-19 Budget Crises. zcomm.org Local policymakers are facing pressure to make painful spending cuts. Instead, they should raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy…

Sarah Ditum (2020-07-11). [Perspectives] The art of survival. thelancet.com An artist can turn bad luck into good fortune. Texas-born author Katherine Anne Porter caught and nearly died from influenza in the 1918—19 pandemic, but the experience gave her the material for Pale Horse, Pale Rider—the title piece of this selection from Penguin Modern Classics—and not only the finest of her very fine short stories, but also the greatest literary account of the "Spanish" influenza. Very few writers besides Porter addressed the disease, effectively making her the laureate of a tragedy that no one much cared to remember until the parallels with COVID-19 recalled it to collective…

Joe Emersberger (2020-07-11). Remembering the Venezuelan National Assembly vote lost by Guaidó in January 2019. zcomm.org The view of the US government and the pro-Guaidó faction of the opposition was summed up by a New York Times headline and subhead that on January 5 that said Venezuela's Maduro Claims Control of National Assembly, Tightening Grip on Power It was the last political institution in opposition hands. Now President Nicolás Maduro's has

Mirah Riben (2020-07-11). Why is Surrogacy Illegal in Most of the World? dissidentvoice.org The longing, desire and biological drive of many human beings to fulfill the imperative to be fruitful, to procreate and to become parents, is real and painful when unachievable. This has led to an increase of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and surrogacy, despite ethical and legal concerns. Preface The infertility and surrogacy multi-billion-dollar industries, those …

Staff (2020-07-11). Climate Crisis: Fracking Pioneer Goes Bankrupt, Pipelines Get Big Legal Win. therealnews.com Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy goes bankrupt with industry-wide reverberations, and a trio of pipelines take legal hits as the industry scores a huge legal win.

Yves Engler (2020-07-11). Israel Lobby Seeks to Bankrupt Progressive, Pro-Palestinian Restaurant. dissidentvoice.org The pro-Israel community is engaged in a remarkable effort to bankrupt a small progressive Toronto restaurant. In their attack on Foodbenders, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and B'nai B'rith have once again allied with the violent, far-right, Jewish Defence League (JDL). Over the past week the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has …

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-11). Be Outwardly Collectivist And Inwardly Individualist. thealtworld.com No, we live in a world where every single person is born helpless and somebody needs to take good care of them to help turn them into physically and psychologically healthy adults, where people get sick and become disabled, where most of us go through a prolonged period of steadily increasing weakness and convalescence before death. A world with a fragile ecosystem and finite resources. | Individualism has no real answers for the mass-scale implementation of its value system in such a world. The only way to believe it does is with a lot of compartmentalizing away from reality and refusing to look at the tremendou…

Andre Vltchek (2020-07-11). The Tremendous but "Secret" Success of Socialist Vietnam. dissidentvoice.org Hue — full of public spaces 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 …

Jake Tucker (2020-07-11). San Antonio ors demand justice for Vanessa Guillén, closure of military bases. liberationnews.org On a sweltering July 4, ors in San Antonio gathered to call for justice for Vanessa Guillén.

news.un (2020-07-11). COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population. news.un.org In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working to support those people.

Eliza Egret (2020-07-11). A new report reveals how the government has, once more, massively failed disabled people. thecanary.co An extensive survey, carried out by and for disabled people in Greater Manchester, has shown how the government has massively failed disabled people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | The survey was carried out by the

The Canary (2020-07-11). Institutional racism 'led to data breach over migrant workers' in Ireland. thecanary.co Levels of "institutional racism and discrimination" in the health service reportedly led to a serious data breach in Ireland. It occurred when employers were told of coronavirus (Covid-19) test results before meat factory workers who were tested.Edel McGinley, director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), described the practice as a "gross and serious breach of confidentiality". She told the Special Oireachtas Covid-19 committee that comments made by a senior health official about the scandal were "deeply worrying".(PA Graphics)"Institutional racism and discrimination that led to this very serious dat…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-07-11). As mining companies amass wealth amidst coronavirus, community resistance has become even more essential. thecanary.co As coronavirus (Covid-19) cases around the globe

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Wanted terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com A terrorist wanted by Turkish security forces was neutralized in the eastern Erzurum province, the country's Interior Ministry announced on Saturday.Halis Eroglu, codenamed Hejar, was neutralized by provincial gendarmerie forces in an operation in the rural area of Senkaya district, the ministry said in a statement.It said the terrorist was in the gray category of the Interior Ministry's wanted list and carried a bounty of 500,000 Turkish liras (nearly $73,000).The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange, and gray.An AK-47 rifle, a pist…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Focus on low-performing students will add $6.3T to Turkish economy. yenisafak.com Turkey has seen good progress over the last decade, not just enrolling more students in education but also raising the learning standards of these students, said Andreas Schleicher, founder of Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)."I am hopeful that Turkey will see further improvements in the years to come," he added.Schleicher, who is head of education at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which runs PISA, said, the COVID-19 struck at a point when most education systems were simply not ready for the digital learning."If Turkey can address the needs of the lowest-perf…

_____ (2020-07-11). Covid Recovery And Radical Social Change. popularresistance.org I share the hope that the pandemic serves as a wake-up call for mobilizing action for radical societal change, and I don't think that those who see fragments of this happening in commoning or solidarity practices during this pandemic are either naàØve or only see part of the picture. | But I am troubled by the signs that the inequality wagon might have a long way before it derails, which I see side-by-side with those other hopeful signs. | Still, the care and vulnerability vision I sketched could provide a basis for a more hopeful outlook. Keeping in mind that pain better not be romanticized, valuing care…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Iran COVID-19 cases pass 255,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus has infected 2,397 people in Iran during the past 24 hours, increasing the total cases to 255,117.

RT (2020-07-11). 'Another phony hit job': Trump slams NYT for 'made up' story about alleged Russian bounties in Afghanistan. rt.com A sensational New York Times report which alleged that Russia paid the Taliban to target US forces in Afghanistan was pure fabrication, Donald Trump has claimed after the Pentagon and intel agencies dismissed the story. | The claim that Moscow had placed bounties on US and coalition troops operating in Afghanistan, first reported by the Times last month, has been widely discredited by senior military and intelligence officials. Defense Secretary Mark Esper testified earlier this week that "all the defense intelligence agencies have been unable to corroborate that report." | Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gener…

RT (2020-07-11). 'Anti-science saga'? NBC contributor who documented harrowing battle with Covid-19 NEVER had the virus. rt.com The dramatic televised saga of a doctor's struggle to overcome coronavirus has ended in embarrassment after the NBC News contributor quietly admitted that there's no evidence he ever had the virus. Is this the zenith of fake news? | Dr Joseph Fair appeared at least 10 times on NBC and MSNBC over the last two months to share his fight against Covid-19 with the networks' viewers. His television appearances — including an interview from his hospital bed — fueled panic about the illness. Describing himself as a fit and healthy 42-year-old, Fair claimed in May that he had absorbed the virus through his ey…

Eugene E Ruyle (2020-07-11). Sunday 7/12: Covid-19 and the crisis of neoliberalism. indybay.org Zoom Meeting LOG-IN INFORMATION | Posted at: icssmarx.org – OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE…

Glen Ford (2020-07-11). Don't let the Democratic Party bury the movement. mronline.org The Black movement will be asphyxiated by the ubiquitous fingers of the Democratic Party if it does not build independent nexuses of people's power.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2020-07-11). How will the police be abolished? A Marxist perspective. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation stands for the overthrow, dismantling and complete replacement of the core institutions of the capitalist state, which are the "special bodies of armed men," namely the police, prisons, military and courts.

Mickey Gallagher (2020-07-11). Baseball and Socialism in Cuba. dissidentvoice.org What is a million dollars worth compared to the love of eight million Cubans? — 3-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson on why he never signed a contract to become a professional boxer On April 2, 2019, the Cuban Baseball Federation published a list of 34 players between the ages of 17 and 25 …

Jeff Adams (2020-07-11). Salt Lake City fights for justice as killer cops remain free. liberationnews.org Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal was killed by the SLC Police Department nearly two months ago.

Tony Norfield (2020-07-11). Richie Rich & friends. mronline.org Being the biggest rich capitalist country, the U.S. also has the largest number of wealthy people. Quite how many will come as a bit of a surprise for those who have heard the '1% versus 99%' slogan; it is not just Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

Eds. (2020-07-11). USA: 'Qualified immunity' is how the Police state stays in power. mronline.org Make no mistake about it: this is what constitutes "law and order" in the American police state.

Radical Reviewer (2020-07-11). 17 Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey — Review (ft. Mad Blender). mronline.org The Radical Reviewer and Mad Blender reviewing 17 Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey.

RT (2020-07-11). Trump wants Christopher Steele, UK spy behind 'Russiagate' dossier 'tried and thrown into jail'. rt.com US President Donald Trump has called for the extradition, trial and imprisonment of disgraced British spy Christopher Steele, whose scandalous allegations against the president helped kickstart the 'Russiagate' investigation. | "This man should be extradited, tried, and thrown into jail," Trump said of Steele on Saturday, calling the British snoop a "sick lier [sic] who was paid by Crooked Hillary & the DNC!" | This man should be extradited, tried, and thrown into jail. A sick lier who was paid by Crooked Hillary & the DNC!

RT (2020-07-11). Not the same thing, Nancy: Pelosi calls for law restricting presidential pardons after Trump commutes sentence of Roger Stone. rt.com Nancy Pelosi has been accused of harboring misinformed and constitutionally dubious opinions, after arguing that Donald Trump's commutation of Roger Stone is proof that presidential pardon powers need to be reined in. | Stone, a former aide to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, faced more than three years behind bars for obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and making false statements to Congress. The political operative's sentence was commuted by the president just as he was preparing to report to prison. | Unsurprisingly, the Democratic House speaker used the occasion to rehash the long-debunked consp…

The Canary (2020-07-11). Survivors mark 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre. thecanary.co Bosnia is marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the only crime in Europe since the Second World War that has formally been declared a genocide.The brutal execution in July 1995 of more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys is being commemorated in a series of events. These include the reburial of recently identified remains of nine victims in a memorial cemetery just outside Srebrenica.A woman prays in Potocari, near Srebrenica (Kemal Softic/AP)Bodies still being identified 25 years later: The Srebrenica massacre is the only episode of Bosnia's 1992-95 war to be formally recognised as g…

The Canary (2020-07-11). Thousands join Black Lives Matter in Brighton. thecanary.co Thousands of ers marched through Brighton on Saturday 11 July in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.Demonstrators gathered by the city's famous Palace Pier at midday before moving off through the streets. Many were wearing black and holding up signs calling out systemic racism.Many demonstrators wore face masks and had placards with slogans including "Decolonise everything" and "Defund the police". They set off along the seafront shouting "Black lives matter every day" and "UK is not innocent".The ers gathered at the Palace Pier before marching through the city's streets (Aaron Chown/PA)…

RT (2020-07-11). Anti-Trump camp in meltdown over VIDEO of dancing Roger Stone after his prison term's commuted. rt.com Political huckster Roger Stone celebrated the commutation of his prison sentence in typically flamboyant style: by gyrating to music in a video that went viral and hit a raw nerve with his opponents and those of President Trump. | Ensnared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' probe, Stone was sentenced in February to three years in prison for interfering with the investigation and tampering with witnesses — charges the long-time Republican maintained were baseless. Trump commuted his sentence on Friday — a move that doesn't overturn his conviction, but spares him a stint behind bars. | Fa…

RT (2020-07-11). 'Heinous and unprovoked' stabbing spree on New York subway caught on VIDEO. rt.com Passengers on board a New York subway carriage were subjected to a brutal and unprovoked knife assault in broad daylight. The shocking incident was caught on video, and comes amid a crime surge in the Big Apple. | In the grisly footage, the suspect viciously attacked two men, knocking both to the floor of the carriage and slashing as they tried to fight back. One victim managed to get to his feet and drive the attacker away, but had a knife thrust into his torso in the scuffle. | WARNING: DISTURBING VIDEO | pic.twitter.com/wMdEDtUt4R— Andrea Catsimatidis (@AJ_Cats_) RT (2020-07-11). Pizzagate 2.0? Wayfair forced to deny bizarre rumors its 'overpriced cabinets' are child trafficking front. rt.com Furniture marketplace Wayfair was forced to address accusations of sex trafficking after an elaborate Pizzagate-esque conspiracy drawing connections between the names of 'overpriced' items and 'missing children' went viral. | The speculation was apparently kicked off on Reddit with user PrincessPeach1987 posting a screenshot of the furniture seller's WFX Utility cabinet collection to the site's r/conspiracy forum that highlighted the sky-high prices (between $12,699.99 and $14,499.99 for a single cabinet) and the odd names — like Samiyah, Alyvia, Yaritza, and Neriah — which allegedly matched the name…

RT (2020-07-11). Mail-in voter fur-raud? CAT who DIED 12 years ago receives voter registration application in Atlanta. rt.com An Atlanta family was surprised to receive a voter registration application in the mail for their long-dead pet cat — and the state government is wondering what other kind of fraud "out-of-town s" are up to in Georgia. | Cody Tims, a beloved pet cat who was a venerable 18 years old when he died 12 years ago, received an application to register for mail-in voting earlier this week, according to his owners, Ron and Carol Tims — providing serious ammunition to opponents of mail-in voting for November's presidential election. | There's a big push to get people to register to vote, but cats? One…

Juan Cole (2020-07-11). Trump Wants to Defund the Universities to Stop People Thinking. zcomm.org Trump notoriously set up a phony "university" to bilk prospective students of millions of dollars. He lost a civil suit to the outraged victims and had to pay them $25 million. Now the stable genius is coming for America's universities…

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-07-11). Abby Martin Explains Afghanistan. thealtworld.com Highly recommended — | Nothing can be done, because the United States has no possibility of political leadership. The establishment controls both parties and selects leaders who serve the establishment. Even in rare cases when a leader opposed by the establishent gets into office, the establishment turns on him and prevents his leadership by demonizing him. Trump's first term has been smothered in lies intended to prevent his reelection. | The US media lost what remained of its independence when President Clinton signed off on its concentration in a few establishment hands. The US has had no print or TV…

Susan Jaffe (2020-07-11). [World Report] US Supreme Court upholds abortion rights, for now. thelancet.com The court's decision means that Louisiana's three abortion clinics will remain open. Susan Jaffe reports.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-11). The Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt Case. dissidentvoice.org The Supreme Court of the United States has barely had time to gather its collective breath this last few days. Among its decisions, including those dealing with President Donald Trump's financial records, was that of McGirt v Oklahoma. The case furnishes a detailed discussion on the extent Native American self-governance survived the assaults of the …

Sarah Deer (2020-07-11). "Most Important Indian Law Case in Half a Century" zcomm.org Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Sovereignty in OK…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-07-11). Instead of Focusing on Bounties, Why Doesn't the U.S. End the Afghan War? zcomm.org Lawmakers are outraged over a recent story alleging that Vladimir Putin may be paying off Taliban soldiers to kill U.S. troops. But why are those troops still in Afghanistan?>

_____ (2020-07-11). As Long as Mass Media Propaganda Exists, Democracy Is a Sham. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "A majority of Americans believe that Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last year amid negotiations to end the war, and more than half want to respond with new economic sanctions against Moscow, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday," "Overall, 60% of Americans said they found reports of Russian bounties on American soldiers to be 'very' or 'somewhat' believable, while 21% said they were not credible and the rest were unsure,"

_____ (2020-07-11). A Jewish Case For Equality In Palestine. popularresistance.org What makes someone a Jew—not just a Jew in name, but a Jew in good standing—today? In Haredi circles, being a real Jew means adhering to religious law. In leftist Jewish spaces, it means championing progressive causes. But these environments are the exceptions. In the broad center of Jewish life—where power and respectability lie—being a Jew means, above all, supporting the existence of a Jewish state. In most Jewish communities on earth, rejecting Israel is a greater heresy than rejecting God. | The reason is rarely spelled out, mostly because it's considered obvious: Opposing a Jewish st…

_____ (2020-07-11). The US And UK Are A Wrecking Ball Crew Against The Pillars Of Internationalism. popularresistance.org Over the past few decades, Western countries—such as the United Kingdom, but more so the United States of America—have flouted international laws and failed to even try to uphold the high-minded principles of the charter. Most recently, the United States has attempted to muzzle the International Criminal Court (ICC) as it has pursued a perfectly reasonable investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan; and the United Kingdom has denied Venezuela its sovereign right to gold held in the Bank of England. In both cases, the United States and the UK have undermined the sovereignty of nations and mutilated i…

Peter Koenig (2020-07-11). Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation. globalresearch.ca Robert F Kennedy Jr, an avid Defender of Children's Rights and anti-vaccination , has launched a petition sent to the White House, calling for "Investigations into the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' for Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity"

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). Colombian social leaders walked 15 days and 600 km to demand the right to life. peoplesdispatch.org A group of social s and human rights defenders have been marching from the southwestern Colombia for the past 15 days to demand respect for the life, territory and human rights of minority groups in the country…

Ali Salam (2020-07-11). Israeli Forces Cause Palestinians to Suffocate at Kufur Qaddoum . imemc.org Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians, on Friday afternoon, at the weekly against Israeli settlements and the annexation plan, in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local , and Coordinator of the Local Popular Resistance Committee, Morad …

Fight Back (2020-07-11). Workers and community supporters racist practices. fightbacknews.org Oshkosh, WI – 30 community members came out, July 8, to the leadership of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. Community s, artists, teachers, parents and children gathered fully on a corner armed with chalk, chants and messages of anti-racism and solidarity with the pro-Black Lives Matter workers. | When s erupted around the country in late May over the police killings of George Floyd and countless others, the Boys & Girls Club released a statement of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement on their social media accounts in early June. The workers, who have been impacted by these…

Dennis Kosuth (2020-07-11). Chicago Unions Demand to Defund Police and Fund Health Care for All. zcomm.org Many of the organizations and individuals who came together and produced the June 27 action have been part of ongoing collaborations among labor, community s, social justice fighters, and advocates of abolishing the police…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). In one month, 75 workers were killed in workplace accidents in India. peoplesdispatch.org More than 75 workers lost their lives and over 100 others were critically wounded in a series of accidents across India between May and June. At least 30 industrial-related accidents have occurred in the span of just one month, as per groups have highlighted a pattern of systemic failures — industries halted without proper shutdown processes and…

_____ (2020-07-11). Nicaragua: How Phony Human Rights Groups Slandered A US-Targeted Nation. popularresistance.org During the Nicaraguan coup attempt and ever since it failed, the North American and European human rights industry has falsely accused the Nicaraguan authorities of having brutally repressed ful opposition s with disproportionate lethal violence. In doing so, reports by human rights organizations have systematically ignored numerous very serious crimes and even massacres by Nicaragua's US-supported right-wing opposition and their allies. Between April 18th and July 17th, 2018, 23 police officers were killed by opposition s and 400 officers suffered gunshot wounds inflicted by opposition gunmen…

Feminist Majority Foundation & others (2020-07-11). Thursday 7/16: "Capturing The Flag" Voter Suppression Film & Town Hall w/ Starring Voting Rights . indybay.org Online…

Ali Salam (2020-07-11). Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians at s Across the West Bank. imemc.org Israeli forces, on Friday, attacked dozens of non-violent Palestinian ers, holding a ful demonstration against Israel's illegal colonial settlements, outside the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Correspondent for Palestinian WAFA News Agency said that Isareli soldiers fired tear-gas canisters, concussion grenades, …

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Algeria opposes Libya's division. yenisafak.com The Algerian foreign minister has expressed his country's keenness on resolving the Libyan crisis through dialogue and maintaining the integrity of the country's territory. | This came in an interview conducted by Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum with Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of a meeting with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio in Rome on Thursday. | Boukadoum said Algeria expects the "return of and stability as soon as possible to Libya with respect to the territorial integrity and legality as well as the free choices of the Libyans. This is what we expect and what we are working for." | Since Ap…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Pakistan remembers 1995 Srebrenica genocide victims. yenisafak.com Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the world community to "learn a lesson" from 1995 Srebrenica genocide, and "not let such massacre happen again.""Today, we are observing the 25th memorial anniversary of the genocide that took place in Srebrenica. I still remember the day very well along with most people who have humanity in their hearts. I remember when it happened. we were shocked. We were appalled how in a what was a safe haven of United Nations keeping forces, this massive massacre was allowed to happen."I still feel the shock how such a thing could have been allowed by the world com…

Pivot to (2020-07-11). Saturday 7/11: Why There Should be a Pivot to , Not War with China. indybay.org Online via livestream…

_____ (2020-07-11). #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In Medicine. popularresistance.org In the weeks since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there have been daily sustained s across the country advocating for the equality and liberation of vulnerable and marginalized communities, particularly that of Black people. One such came from the medical community. If you search the hashtag White Coats For Black Lives, what you'll find is a smattering of media, ranging from videos to photos, to outright statements acknowledging and yet decrying racism that exists within the medical field with statements and pledges to do better and help to alleviate this issue. Joining us today to disc…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Biden promotes economic nationalism and anti-China militarism. wsws.org Biden offered no opposition to Trump's "back-to-work" drive, mass job destruction during the pandemic or the looming unemployment benefit cutoff.

CGTN (2020-07-11). Debunking Myths on China "Forcing Uyghur Birth Control" dissidentvoice.org So-called overseas reps of China's Uyghur ethnic group filed evidence at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to spark an investigation on alleged human rights violations. But are the reports founded on strong evidence? (story starts at 2: 00)…

Matthew Eckelman, Marina Romanello, Jodi Sherman, Nicholas Watts (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Till Bugaj and colleagues and Helga Weisz and colleagues for their comments.

Helga Weisz, Peter-Paul Pichler, Ulli Weisz, Ingram Jaccard (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation. thelancet.com The health-care sector is increasingly recognised as a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. We thus welcome the 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, in which Nick Watts and colleagues1 provide a new global comparison of greenhouse gas emissions from health care (indicator 3.6).

Sen. Scott Jensen (2020-07-11). US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as 'Coronavirus'. globalresearch.ca First published on April 15, 2020 | Senator Scott Jensen represents Minnesota. He's also a doctor. He appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham where he revealed a very disturbing piece of information. | Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN. peoplesdispatch.org The Philippines Congress denied a new franchise license for ABS-CBN. In a vote, held on Friday, July 10, among the 85-member Committee of Legislative Franchises in the House of Representatives, 70 members voted against the motion for a new franchise and 11 voted in favor. | After a week-long deliberation in the House of Representatives, supporters of president Rodrigo Duterte accused the media house of financial irregularities and political bias, effectively blocking its bid to resume operations on air. | The ABS-CBN Corporation that runs the channel employs over 11,000 workers across the Philippines, both as per…

Ali Salam (2020-07-11). Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian following Slain Man's Funeral in Salfit. imemc.org Israeli forces shot a Palestinian young man during confrontations at the entrance of Kifl Hares town, near the northern West Bank city of Salfit, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Ministry of Health confirmed that a 24-year-old Palestinian young man, unidentified at the time of this report, was shot …

Ali Salam (2020-07-11). Israeli Forces Detain Three Palestinians from West Bank. imemc.org Israeli forces, at dawn Friday, abducted three Palestinian civilians from their homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Asra Media Office said that Israeli soldiers detained both Abdullah Dweik, and Ahmad Ali Ahmad, after invading their homes in Al-Jalazoun refugee camp in Ramallah, central West Bank. Confrontations …

Gerald Chi, Jolanta Marszalek (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] Differential effect of ticagrelor on irreversible harms in diabetes. thelancet.com We read with interest the Article by Deepak L Bhatt and colleagues1 on the incremental effect of ticagrelor to aspirin for patients with diabetes and stable coronary artery disease. The THEMIS trial suggested a reduction in ischaemic events but not irreversible harms in the overall population.2 The trial also hypothesised that patients with a history of previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) would show a favourable efficacy—safety tradeoff. The authors found a favourable net clinical benefit in patients with previous PCI but not in those without previous PCI (appendix).

Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] Differential effect of ticagrelor on irreversible harms in diabetes — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Gerald Chi and Jolanta Marszalek raise questions about subgroup analysis and interaction terms in the THEMIS trial. Interaction terms are generally underpowered. At the same time, when several subgroups are compared, interaction terms might be positive by chance because of multiplicity of testing. These are two opposing forces in the interpretation of interaction terms that have long been appreciated in clinical trials. With respect to our work, the THEMIS trial was a positive trial in which we found significant efficacy benefit of ticagrelor in the overall population of patients with stable coronary artery disea…

David Rosmarin, Amit G Pandya, Mark Lebwohl, Pearl Grimes, Iltefat Hamzavi, Alice B Gottlieb, Kathleen Butler, Fiona Kuo, Kang Sun, Tao Ji, Michael D Howell, John E Harris (2020-07-11). [Articles] Ruxolitinib cream for treatment of vitiligo: a randomised, controlled, phase 2 trial. thelancet.com Treatment with ruxolitinib cream was associated with substantial repigmentation of vitiligo lesions up to 52 weeks of treatment, and all doses were well tolerated. These data suggest that ruxolitinib cream might be an effective treatment option for patients with vitiligo.

Andrew Green (2020-07-11). [Obituary] Tomisaku Kawasaki. thelancet.com Paediatrician who identified what became known as Kawasaki disease. Born on Feb 7, 1925, in Tokyo, Japan, he died on June 5, 2020, in Tokyo, aged 95 years.

Angeliki Vgontzas, William Renthal (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] Predicting erenumab adverse events with single-cell genomics. thelancet.com Erenumab is a CGRP receptor monoclonal antibody for the preventive treatment of migraine. It has been widely prescribed in the USA after receiving US Food and Drug Administration approval in May, 2018. An estimated 7000 prescriptions are written per week,1 which, along with postmarketing reporting, have resulted in the rapid detection of serious adverse events that were not seen during clinical trials. As a result, the product label was revised on Oct 4, 2019, to include constipation with serious complications, including cases requiring hospitalisation and surgery, with most cases reported after a single dose of…

Sheila M Bird, J Roy Robertson (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] Older-age opioid-related deaths in the UK. thelancet.com The Lancet Series on drug use1 began with a paper on global patterns of opioid dependence but insufficiently emphasised that the sequelae of these epidemics persist over decades. The risk of drug-related death increases with age in people who are opioid-dependent, and the advantage that young women users (<35 years) have of lower drug-related mortality risk diminishes as they get older.2...

Daniel Pan, Leslie R Bridges, John du Parcq, Ula Mahadeva, Shantanu Roy, Ibne K M Ali, Catherine A Cosgrove, Peter L Chiodini, Liqun Zhang (2020-07-11). [Clinical Picture] A rare cause of left-sided weakness in an elderly woman: amoebic encephalitis. thelancet.com An 85-year-old Gujarati woman with a 1-day history of confusion, left-sided weakness, and slurred speech attended our hospital. She had a history of headaches, which had been extensively investigated for 2 years from 2013. She also had hypertension. She had no history of recent travel.

Marco Antonio Bessa, Ronaldo Laranjeira, David Martin (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] Organised crime: the missing link in drug policies. thelancet.com Illegal drugs and their effect on public health were discussed in a 2019 Lancet Series.1 However, the Series authors did not report how a global criminal enterprise, the drug—abuse industrial complex,2 is the origin of the problem. This global network of organised crime, corrupt politicians, money laundering, and distribution systems perpetuates this public health crisis. We have reason to believe the drug trade is now expanding under the guise of legal cannabis and cannabidiol, especially in North America, with outreach to other markets in South America, Europe, and Asia.

Fight Back (2020-07-11). Grand Rapids demands 'Justice for Vanessa Guillen!'. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – Fifty local people gathered for an emotional vigil to remember Vanessa Guillen, the U.S. Army soldier murdered and disappeared by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas. The U.S. armed forces are rife with sexual harassment and rape, both on and off military bases. The unrelenting response of Guillen's family, demanding answers, has top military leaders on the defensive, scrambling. | The U.S. Army was slow in its investigation, taking over ten weeks to find Vanessa Guillen's body, despite her mother Gloria's impassioned pleas. Officials were also dishonest about the events leading up to Guillen'

Collective 20 (2020-07-11). It's the economy, stupid! Or is it the stupid economy? zcomm.org The pandemic, for all its tragedy, has offered the Left a moment. What we decide to do now is all-important.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). Turkish communists criticize Erdogan's decision to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque. peoplesdispatch.org The decision of right-wing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to permit worship at the Hagia Sophia Museum has been widely condemned as a ploy to appease Muslim hardliners…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). Bolivia's interim president Jeanine àÅñez is waging a war on women pt. 2. peoplesdispatch.org In the second part of the series, Cindy Forster discusses the hypocrisy of àÅñez being celebrated as a 'pro-woman' leader as she has consistently governed against the interest of Bolivian women…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-11). European court rules in favor of Belgian Workers' Party legislator on electoral dispute. peoplesdispatch.org Germain Mugemangango of the Workers' Party of Belgium, a legislator in the Walloon parliament, filed a case in the European Court of Human Rights on a 2014 election when his own competitors decided his appeal for a recount…

_____ (2020-07-11). Week in Review: 5th — 11 July. truepublica.org.uk Editor's Review of the Week You might ask, just how bad can things get for the current government. Immersed in scandals, accusations of corruption and abuse of office, it might come as no surprise that not only have the general public tired themselves of a workshy Prime Minister — business leaders now think the same. …

Graham Peebles (2020-07-11). Prison: Therapeutic Centers Or Academies of Crime? zcomm.org Instead of institutions of retribution, prisons should be refashioned as Therapeutic Centers for Change in which the criminal takes responsibility for their actions but is not made to feel guilty, or despised…

Bill Fletcher (2020-07-11). Trump Must be Defeated, but Unions Shouldn't be Democratic Party Cheerleaders. zcomm.org If Trump wins, he will be convinced that he has a mandate for authoritarianism and further irrationalism; trade unions must become organizations of the class…

Vern Loomis (2020-07-11). The Garden of Statuary Delights. dissidentvoice.org During his holiday remarks at Mount Rushmore, President Trump said he plans to establish, via executive order, a "National Garden of American Heroes," described as "a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live." It seems a lot of thought has already gone into it — enough to …

_____ (2020-07-11). The First NATO: British and French Joint Aggressions in the Mid-19th Century. strategic-culture.org The two most militarily powerful nations in the West, both free to project naval power and maritime domination anywhere in the world, get together to punish and overthrow regimes they find guilty of human rights abuses and political repression in the name of human rights and promoting democracy: What could possibly go wrong? | It is of course NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's new call for NATO, which has already over the past decade exercised its nation-building and promotion of enlightened regime policies with such brilliant success in Ukraine, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan to spread its mantle of protect…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). UK 'stands with' all feeling Srebrenica genocide pain. yenisafak.com British administration on Saturday "reiterated the UK's commitment to supporting reconciliation across the Western Balkans," on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina."Today (11 July) marks twenty-five years since the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the worst atrocity in Europe since the end of the Second World War," a Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) statement said."Today I stand with all who continue to feel unimaginable pain from the genocide 25 years ago at Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina," Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Twitter…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Teen killed in suspected shark attack off Australian coast: police. yenisafak.com A teenage boy died from a suspected shark attack while surfing off Australia's east coast, the police said on Saturday, adding that surrounding beaches had been closed.The boy, 17, was attacked while surfing near Coffs Harbour, 380 kilometres (240 miles) south of Brisbane, police said, citing witnesses.Several other surfers took the boy to shore, where he was treated for severe leg injuries but he died at the scene, they said. The boy's name and nationality were not disclosed.Local authorities are conducting a formal investigation of the incident.Australia is known for a large number of unprovoked shark encounter…

Thierry Passeron (2020-07-11). [Comment] First step in a new era for treatment of patients with vitiligo. thelancet.com Vitiligo is an acquired depigmentation of the skin, which affects approximately 1% of the population worldwide. The condition can profoundly affect the wellbeing and the social, sexual, and professional lives of affected individuals and thus induces a strong therapeutic demand.1 Actual treatments rely on the use of topical steroids or topical calcineurin inhibitors, and are better combined with sun exposure or phototherapy.1,2 The best results are achieved on the face, while some areas such as bony prominences and hands and feet show a very poor repigmentation rate.

Jonathan Cook (2020-07-11). Israel's New UK Ambassador will Expose Delusions of Britain's Jewish Leaders. dissidentvoice.org After years of successfully drawing attention away from Israel's intensifying crimes against the Palestinian people by citing a supposedly growing "antisemitism crisis" in Britain's Labour Party, Jewish community leaders in the UK are exasperated to find themselves unexpectedly on the defensive. Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled the rug out from under leading …

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Saudi crown prince suspect in Khashoggi murder case: UN official. yenisafak.com A UN official has said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was a prime suspect in the case of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018.In an interview with Anadolu Agency, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Execution Agnes Callamard said even though she does not have evidence against the MBS, but in terms of ordering and inciting the killing, he is a prime suspect."Look, I think he is a prime suspect in terms of determining who ordered or who incited the killing. He is in the picture. Personally, I do not have the evidence pointing to him as ha…

Peter Bolton (2020-07-11). Bush-era neocons put their weight behind Biden. And that can mean only one thing. thecanary.co Earlier this year, former vice president Joe Biden

The Canary (2020-07-11). Britain won't join EU coronavirus vaccine purchase scheme, says Hancock. thecanary.co Britain will not join an EU programme to procure a coronavirus vaccine if one is successfully developed, health secretary Matt Hancock has said. | Hancock said ministers had taken the decision after Brussels confirmed that the UK would have to abandon its own procurement efforts — which were reportedly at a more advanced stage — in order to take part. He told Times Radio: | We have chosen not to join the EU scheme on vaccine purchase. The reason is that it wouldn't have allowed us to have a say in the vaccines that were procured, the price, the quantity, or the delivery schedule… | We are further ah…

The Canary (2020-07-11). Labour demands Patel bullying inquiry be published immediately. thecanary.co An inquiry into allegations that home secretary Priti Patel bullied officials must be published immediately, Labour has demanded. | Shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds wrote to cabinet office minister Michael Gove on 11 July saying the delay in publishing the findings is "unacceptable". | A Cabinet Office investigation was launched in March over claims that Patel belittled colleagues and clashed with senior officials in three different departments. | "The Government is acting in the interests of a Conservative Party elite": | In a letter to Gove, Thomas-Symonds said the delay "creates the clear sens…

The Canary (2020-07-11). Security giant G4S won't be prosecuted for fraud on government contracts, to pay £44m fine instead. thecanary.co Private security giant G4S is to pay out more than £44m after it "repeatedly lied" to the government over contracts for electronic-tagging of offenders. This is following investigations by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). | The company said it will pay the sum after it agreed to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) settlement deal relating to the investigation, which started in 2013. | Won't be prosecuted: | As part of the deal, G4S said a subsidiary of the company, G4S Care & Justice, has taken responsibility for three fraud offences. These took place between August 2011 and May 2012. The offences…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Germany could take further public stakes in companies: minister. yenisafak.com Germany will take further stakes in companies threatened by the coronavirus crisis, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said, adding that "probably a few dozen" firms might follow airline group Lufthansa in passing into partial state ownership.Shareholders backed a 9 billion euro government bailout last month, securing the future of Germany's flagship carrier after it was brought to the brink of collapse by the travel slump caused by the pandemic.In an interview with Saturday's Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper, Altmaier said: "We're talking about perhaps a few dozen cases. In these very limited number of cases we wil…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). China's southern Jiangxi declares highest flood alert. yenisafak.com Jiangxi province in southern China issued its highest flood warning on Saturday, predicting a big overflow from a lake on the Yangtze River as torrential rain continues to batter much of the country, state media said.The Jiangxi government raised its flood-control response level to I from II, the People's Daily said, the top level on China's four-tier scale, signalling disasters such as dam collapses or extraordinary floods simultaneously in several rivers.Provincial authorities expect severe regional flooding in Poyang, China's largest freshwater lake which connects to the Yangtze, state television said.The wate…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). US warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China. yenisafak.com "U.S. citizens may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime," the State Department said in a security alert issued to its citizens in China, adding that U.S. citizens may face "prolonged interrogations and extended detention" for reasons related to state security."Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the Chinese government," it added, without citing specific examples. The state department also did not say what prompted the security alert.The security alert comes as bilateral tensions inten…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 378 to 198,556. yenisafak.com The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 378 to 198,556, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday.The reported death toll rose by six to 9,060, the tally showed.

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Iran's president calls for ban on weddings, wakes to halt virus spread. yenisafak.com Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for big gatherings such as weddings and wakes to be banned to stem a rise in coronavirus infections, but insisted the country's economy had to stay open.Shortly after Rouhani's televised speech, a police official in Tehran announced the closure of all wedding and mourning venues in the capital until further notice.Iran has been gradually relaxing its lockdown since mid-April, but has recently reported a sharp rise in the infection rate.The death toll on Saturday rose by 188 over the previous 24 hours to 12,635, while the total number of diagnosed cases reached 25…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Russia reports 6,611 new coronavirus infections. yenisafak.com Russia on Saturday reported 6,611 new coronavirus cases, taking its nationwide tally of infections to 720,547.The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said 188 people had died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 11,205.Russia said 497,446 people have recovered from the virus.

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Bosnia marks 25th anniversary of Srebrenica Genocide. yenisafak.com Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, bidding farewell to nine newly identified victims of the massacre at a memorial service.Every year on July 11, newly identified victims of the genocide are laid to rest at a memorial cemetery in Potocari, eastern Bosnia. Thousands of visitors from various countries attend the service.The memorial center is the focal point of remembrance for friends and relatives of the victims, mostly men and boys, murdered by Bosnian Serb militias.At this year's ceremony, world leaders sent video messages on the anniversary of the gen…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Five killed as hostages taken at South African church. yenisafak.com Five people were killed outside a church near the South African capital as a hostage situation played out early on Saturday, local police announced.Four men who were shot dead and burned in a vehicle outside the compound of the International Pentecostal Holiness church located west of Johannesburg, with a security guard responding to a complaint at the church also shot and killed in his vehicle, police spokesman Vish Naidoo told local broadcaster eNCA."We are investigating multiple murders," said Naidoo, adding that members of a special police task force had rescued about 200 people who had reportedly been taken…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Turkey to always stand by Bosnia in search for justice: Erdogan. yenisafak.com The Turkish president on Saturday remembered the Srebrenica martyrs on the 25th anniversary of the genocide."We will always stand by our Bosnian brothers in their search for justice. The Srebrenica Genocide will never be forgotten," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a video message.As part of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, Erdogan spoke via video link at the memorial ceremony held at the former accumulator factory used by the United Nations troops as a base in the war in Bosnia.Erdogan stressed that despite all tragedy and tears, European politicians have learned no lessons from Srebrenica Genocide,…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Photography enthusiasts to bid for prized photos by Ara Gàºler. yenisafak.com An online auction will sell 46 prized works of renowned Turkish-Armenian photographer Ara Guler on Sunday, according to the head of an Istanbul auction house.Ugur Yegin, a Turkish art collector and owner of Istanbul Muzayede, an auction house in the Turkish metropolis, told Anadolu Agency that Guler's photographs had never been auctioned in Turkey in this quantity before.The famous photographer's works will be auctioned between for prices of 400-4,000 Turkish liras ($58-582), Yegin said."It's possible to see the photos printed by Ara Guler in the collections of some private museums and galleries," he added.Accord…

yenisafak (2020-07-11). 4G balloons bring hope of connectivity in remote Kenya. yenisafak.com The balloons carrying routers to allow 4G internet links to sleepy Baringo town and adjoining villages in Kenya have brought a new hope of connectivity in the region.This project conceived by the Kenyan government is aimed at enhancing 4G network coverage in rural areas where telecommunications towers are not present.Three weeks ago, John Sakwa a small-scale milk vendor from Baringo who had recently started selling cheese and butter to a client in the Kenyan capital Nairobi 250 kilometers (155 miles) away missed three important video calls. "They said they wanted to see the kind of goods that I have after seeing…

_____ (2020-07-11). Strike For Black Lives In 25 Cities On July 20 Wins Union Support. popularresistance.org The growing Black Lives Matters Strike Wave has reached over 600 strikes since June 1 got a massive boost of momentum today. | A coalition of 150 organizations, including major unions like SEIU, AFT, and Teamsters, all put out a call for #Strike4BlackLives on July 20. Other organizations supporting the strike include the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the Movement for Black Lives, and the Center for Popular Democracy. | The coalition is calling on workers everywhere to stop work for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in honor of George Floyd. | In some cities, workers intend to strike all day. Many workers may aways s…

_____ (2020-07-11). Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition. popularresistance.org Uprisings for racial justice are sweeping the country. Following the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, named and unnamed, America has finally reached its moment of reckoning. And politicians are starting to respond. But you can't end police violence without ending police surveillance. That starts with banning facial recognition, a technology perfectly designed for the automation of racism. | I live in Detroit, a city with more than 500,000 Black people. In my city, we live under constant surveillance. We are in a perpetual lineup. Our faces are caught on camera everywhere we go[m…

_____ (2020-07-11). Training The Warrior Cop: US Empire Is A Laboratory For Militarized Policing. popularresistance.org In addition to the paramilitary attitude that any civilian is a potential terrorist insurgent, US police have brought numerous tactics and weapons back from their Israel trips for use against US civilians, such as the New York Police Department's (NYPD) infamous Muslim surveillance program, which was modeled in part on Israeli surveillance of Palestinians in the West Bank. | Another is the chemical weapon "skunk water," a noxious liquid sprayed from hoses that imparts a foul smell on anything it touches that will not disappear for days. Humans struck by skunk water can experience nausea, vomiting and skin rashes.

_____ (2020-07-11). Let's Defund The Pentagon, Too. popularresistance.org Toward the end of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr., after agonizing about the Vietnam War in private, began denouncing it in public. Liberal politicians and media, including The New York Times, castigated him, telling him to stick to civil rights. In a 1967 speech at New York City's Riverside Church, King rejected this criticism and explained how he arrived at his antiwar stance. | He had realized, he said, that the U.S. "would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suct…

_____ (2020-07-11). US Claims Religious Repression Underway In Vietnam, But Where's The Evidence? popularresistance.org Recently, the U.S. Department of State issued a report in which they claimed that religious freedom is being suppressed in Vietnam. The Vietnamese government is of course capable of speaking for itself and responding to this defamation. However, I think that Americans also have a responsibility to speak out against baseless claims made by our reactionary government. And as an American living in Hanoi, I can tell you—this is a baseless claim indeed. | Anyone that has spent any time in Vietnam can plainly see the evidence right in front of their face that accusations about a lack of religious freedom are lies…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Unveiling ceremony of electronic authentication system. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The unveiling ceremony of the electronic authentication system for the Capital Market was held in the presence of the Vice President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari and the Director of Iran's Exchange Organization.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). 'Cradle of Silence' to go on screen at Itaúna FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iranian short 'Cradle of Silence', directed by Mostafa Mehraban, has made it into the competition program of the 2nd Itaúna Film Festival in Brazil.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Tehran-Beijing coop. to strengthen Iran's position in WA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Former Iranian Ambassador to China said that the 25-Year Cooperation Partnership Program between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People's Republic of China will strengthen Iran's positions in West Asia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). 'Srebrenica genocide began as Europe failed to uphold duties'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Srebrenica genocide began as Europe failed to uphold its basic duties.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Iran helps Azerbaijan with providing water to its cities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Officials in Azerbaijan announced on Saturday that Iran helped the country in solving the problem of water shortage in some border areas.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Iran, India seeking to expand railroad coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — In a meeting on Saturday, Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) and Indian Ambassador to Tehran conferred on expanding railroad cooperation.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). 'Carrot Cake' to take part in 29th Nevada Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) —The Iranian screenplay, "Carrot Cake" by Iman Davari will take part in the 20th Nevada Festival Film in California, United States.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Extinguish of wildfire of Harariz heights in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com NOURABAD, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The pictures show that voluntary forces along with firefighters are trying to extinguish wildfire of Harariz heights in Nourabad, Fars Province.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Coppersmiths' bazaar in Yazd. en.mehrnews.com YAZD, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The art of Repoussé and chasing copper has a long history in Iran and some artists across the country still continue this craftmanship. Photos relate to coppersmiths' bazaar in Yazd.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Iran-Serbia bilateral ties on development track: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Serbia said that bilateral relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Serbia is on the track of development and growth.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Iran opposes OPCW's decision over Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Iranian ambassador to the Netherlands called the new decision of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) over Syria unbalanced and a step towards politicizing the organization.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Find the (best) Persian Realtors in Montreal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Living abroad can be difficult for Iranians. These difficulties begin with the start of the migration process and related activity and may continue until you are fully settled in the destination country.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Police seize 483 kg of opium in E Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The police forces of the eastern Iranian province of South Khorasan have busted 483 kilograms of opium in the city of Ghayen.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Iranian company produces nano-rubbish bin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — An Iranian knowledge-based company has been able to manufacture an anti-bacterial rubbish bin by nanoparticles.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). NIOC, local firm sign contract on Yaran oilfield development. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has signed a contract with Persia Oil and Gas Industry Development Company (POGIDC) for the development of Yaran joint oilfield, near the Iraqi border.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). VIDEO: Ex-Mexican pres. bust in giant face mask. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) —The bust of the former president of Mexico, Adolfo Lopez Mateos has been kitted out with a giant face mask in order to raise awareness of the people amid novel corona virus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Turkey, UK very close to free trade deal: Cavusoglu. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Turkey and the UK are "very close" to signing a free trade agreement for…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Europe has learned no lessons from Srebrenica Genocide. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Despite all tragedy, tears, European politicians have learned no lessons from Srebrenica Genocide, says Turkish president.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). 'Ensuring Zionists' regional security top priority of US'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem named providing the security of the Zionist regime in the region as the main target of the US.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-11). Hoy todo listo para ver filme ´Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo ª. indybay.org Hoy 11 de Julio °Todo listo para ver el filme ´Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo ª! -via internet-…

Stephan Kaufmann and Susanne Hahn (2020-07-11). Financial Markets and National Socialism. indybay.org Joseph Goebbels was appointed "Reich Minister for National Enlightenment and Propaganda " on March 15, 1933. "The people should begin to think and react in a unified way […]" He wanted them to stand behind the actions of the government with full sympathy and support.

Women's March Action (2020-07-11). Tuesday 7/14: Women Voters: Intersection of Gender, Race & Voting in the 2020 Election. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

John Malkin (2020-07-11). Roots of Slavery, Black Lives Matter, Defund Police – Gerald Horne Interview. indybay.org Interview with historian Gerald Horne on the roots of slavery, current Black Lives Matters uprisings, calls to defund police and Horne's latest book, "The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century."

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-07-11). 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.

_____ (2020-07-11). The U.S. Doesn't Need Another Cold War to Improve Itself. strategic-culture.org This is likely to lead to many violations of civil liberties committed in the name of national security. | Daniel LARISON | Hal Brands It is true that there was significant progress on civil rights during…

_____ (2020-07-11). Unwrapping the Riddle of Srebrenica. strategic-culture.org Churchill's famous dictum about the Soviet Union, that it was "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma," is arguably just as applicable to Srebrenica. July 11 this year will be the twenty-fifth anniversary of that landmark event of the Yugoslav wars which the late Prof. Edward Hermann, speaking somewhat less poetically than Churchill, had called "the greatest triumph of propaganda at the close of the twentieth century." | Whether we choose to view Srebrenica as a criminal investigation to sort out who and at whose direction executed prisoners of war, or as a political provocation to lay the groundwork fo…

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

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). 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…

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…

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

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 …

teleSUR (2020-07-10). China And Russia Promise Strong Mutual Support. telesurenglish.net China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's President Vladimir Putin Wednesday agreed to support each other in several areas to strengthen their relations as integral strategic partners. | RELATED: | Both presidents held a telephone conversation in which Xi emphasized how in the most difficult moments of the fight against COVID-19, China and Russia helped each other. | "China is ready to continue working with the Russian si…

news.un (2020-07-10). Lebanon 'fast spiralling out of control' leaving many destitute and facing starvation, warns Bachelet. news.un.org Sounding the alarm over the crippling impact of "growing economic shocks, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic" in Lebanon, the UN human rights chief called on Friday for a unified response by politicians and the people to overcome the worsening socio-economic crisis there.

news.un (2020-07-10). Wildlife crime putting environment and health at risk: UN report. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic shows how wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment but to human health, according to a new UN report issued on Friday.

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. …

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

teleSUR (2020-07-10). Bolivia: Morales Denounces De Facto Gov't Hospitals Misuse. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former president Evo Morales demanded on Friday that the coup-born government restart the El Alto hospital, given the sanitary emergency and clinics collapse due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. | RELATED: | "It is unforgivable that the de facto government does not allow the El Alto Sur hospital, built during our administration, to change the color of its walls when it could attend to Covid-19 patient…

Matt Sedlar (2020-07-10). Latin America Needs Access to Resources Without Generating Debt: Issuance of Special Drawing Rights. cepr.net Latindadd See article on original site En español Latin America is going through a multiple crisis, the perfect storm is brewing in the region, with severe sanitary limitations to face the Covid-19 and in the face of the deepest recession since the Great Depression (1872-1896), the projection of contraction for the region, according to ECLAC[1] …

Michael Payne (2020-07-10). By his words and actions, Trump is facilitating, proliferating the spread of Covid-19. nationofchange.org An American president must never again be allowed to fully manage a response to any pandemic. That responsibility must be assigned to scientists and other medical experts.

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…

news.un (2020-07-10). 'Strengthen multilateralism' to combat global terrorism. news.un.org Although COVID-19 has tested "national resilience, international solidarity and multilateral cooperation", we must not "pause our efforts" in the battle against terrorism, the UN counter-terrorism chief said on Friday.

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 …

teleSUR (2020-07-10). Italy: 618 Migrants Arrive in Lampedusa Island in 24 Hours. telesurenglish.net Over the last 24 hours, at least 618 migrants who were navigating the Mediterranean have landed on Lampedusa island in precarious boats and humanitarian rescue ships. The overcrowding at the access point raised concerns regarding the prevention of COVID-19. | RELATED: | "Except for two exceptional cases with 95 and 268 people on board, all were mini-landings: small boats that evaded controls and landed directly on…

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 …

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 . . . |

teleSUR (2020-07-10). China Suspends Ecuador's Shrimps Imports Over Covid-19 Fears. telesurenglish.net China is suspending shrimps imports from three Ecuadorian firms after detecting COVID-19 in its packaging, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) announced on Friday. | RELATED: | Although the frozen shrimp itself tested negative, samples from Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila SA, Empacreci SA, and Empacadora Del Pacifico Sociedad Anonima Edpacif showed six positive results as GAC warned that "there is a risk" it co…

news.un (2020-07-10). COVID-19 cases worldwide hit 12 million. news.un.org COVID-19 cases globally have more than doubled in the past six weeks, reaching 12 million on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.

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

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.

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2020-07-10). COVID-19 Denialism is Rooted in the Settler Colonial Mindset. counterpunch.org COVID denialism in the US is problematic to say the least. The nation is facing a public health crisis that's far worse than it needs to be, as shown by the examples of countless other nations around the world that have largely suppressed the first wave. In fact, the US is one of the most

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.

teleSUR (2020-07-10). WHO Experts Arrived In China To Find Out COVID-19 Origins. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday reported two scientists arrived in China to be part of a study to identify the origins of COVID-19. | RELATED: | WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said the experts are specialists in animal health and epidemiology and will work along with Chinese scientists. | The two scientists will establish the groundwork and will define the scope and itinerary of the investigation. | "One of the main…

teleSUR (2020-07-10). Colombia: Bogota to Start Strict, Rolling Two-Week Quarantines. telesurenglish.net Because of the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases, Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez decreed a strict quarantine for certain neighborhoods in periods of 14 days from next Monday. | RELATED: | "The city is on orange alert with a strict quarantine not to postpone the spike but to pass it … without the hospital system collapsing," Lopez announced on Friday. | So far, Bogota has 42,347 out of the 133,973 confirmed COVID-19…

WSWS (2020-07-10). Spain imposes regional lockdowns amid resurgence of COVID-19. wsws.org After ending the national lockdown, the Podemos-PSOE government is rejecting a coordinated response, leaving regional authorities with managing outbreaks.

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.

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.

WSWS (2020-07-10). NTEU steps up collaboration with Australian university managements amid job cuts "tsunami" wsws.org The union is pushing ahead with deals to impose unprecedented sacrifices on university workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-10). Despite Trump Claim, Research Shows US Covid-19 Testing Rate Just 39% of Level Needed. commondreams.org The "short answer" to the New York Times' headline, "Is Your State Doing Enough Coronavirus Testing?" is that most states are not, the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute said Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-07-10). Fauci Admits Penchant for Facts About Covid-19 Threat Explains Why He's Not on TV So Much Anymore. commondreams.org As one critic of the White House pointed out this week, keeping the top public health expert off the air makes sense if the goal is "not public safety but to avoid making the president look bad—no matter the cost." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Declet-Barreto (2020-07-10). Heat Wave and COVID-19 Clash: Tens of Millions of People at Risk in States Seeing COVID Spikes. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

Gordon Duff (2020-07-10). South Carolina: A … circling the COVID drain. thealtworld.com More than 75 percent of hospital beds are already occupied across the Palmetto State, and the tidal wave of new coronavirus cases is only growing | VT: To South Carolina, as far as the pandemic goes, they are back at April 1, same as with half a dozen red states with more and more, like dumbfuck Idaho, suicidally racing there. | South Carolina is a mixed bag, Charleston is a great city, LGBTQR friendly, if not totally fucking overrun, a good visit despite mosquitoes and heat. There is a surviving, just fucking barely, gentility and charm to the American South that is being plowed into the ground by the resurgence…

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). 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,…

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…

_____ (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). 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). 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.

sputniknews (2020-07-10). Eleven People Drown at Closed Beach in Egypt's Alexandria – Report. sputniknews.com CAIRO (Sputnik) – Eleven people drowned on Friday at a beach in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, which is locked down by the authorities to stop the spread of COVID-19, media reported.

RT (2020-07-10). NYC mayor bans 'large events' through end of September — except BLM s. 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 "s," de Blasio couldn't resist taking the day's pandering even further. | "We understand, at this moment in histor…

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 refrigerated trucks because one health system in the region has run out o…

Staff (2020-07-10). Epidemiologist Slams Brazil's COVID Policy as Bolsonaro Tests Positive. truthout.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.

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.

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 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…

2020-07-11: Social Media Postees

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Calling out NYT "unprofessional" reporting on 'Bountygate'
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-07-11
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with investigative journalist Gareth Porter about his latest report "How the Pentagon failed to…
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Calling out NYT "unprofessional" reporting on 'Bountygate'
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-07-11
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with investigative journalist Gareth Porter about his latest report "How the Pentagon failed to…
thegrayzone.com/2020/07/11/calling-out-n…

How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government's bunk 'Bountygate'
Gareth Porter | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Another New York Times Russiagate bombshell turns out to be a dud, as dodgy stories spun out by Afghan intelligence and exploited by the Pentagon ultimately failed to convince US intelligence agencies…
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World Population Day: 'No time to waste' in empowering women
news.un.org | 2020-07-11
The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, "but it does not affect everyone equally", the UN chief said in his message for World Population Day, on Sunday.
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[Editorial] COVID-19: the worst may be yet to come
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
As much of western Europe begins to ease countrywide lockdowns, globally the pandemic may still be in its infancy, with more than 160‚Äà000 new cases reported each day since June 25. Individual countries count cases differently, so direct comparisons are difficult, but the numbers illustrate a worrying pattern. At a subnational level the picture is nuanced, with local hotspots, but at a country level the picture is clear–the world is facing a worsening multipolar pandemic.
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The hunger pandemic in Colombia
Yanis Iqbal | mronline.org | 2020-07-11
The unchecked growth of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America is tearing apart the socio-economic fabric of the countrieslocated in that continent. One manifestation of this socio-economic rupture is the emergence of what David Beasley, the Executive Director of UN World Food Programme (WFP), has called a "hunger pandemic". According to WFP, "The socio-economic impact …
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Pandemic surges in the Americas as the global death toll nears 560,000
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The United States is leading the global toll of new COVID-19 cases and deaths, with nearly 3.2 million cases and 134,092 deaths as of Friday evening, about a quarter of the global total.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/pand…

North American autoworkers expand fight against unsafe conditions amid COVID-19 nightmare
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Fiat Chrysler Toledo Assembly workers in Ohio have decided to launch a rank-and-file safety committee, after similar committees were set up last month at two FCA plants in the Detroit area.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/usau…

Video: COVID-19 "Fake" Data in Italy: Politician Slams False Numbers: Vittorio Sgarbi
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-11
First published by Global Research on May 8, 2020 | Vittorio Sgarbi, MP (Forza Italia) slammed the closure of 60% of Italian businesses: A decision which was taken on the basis of an alleged 25,000 Coronavirus deaths. "It's not true," he …
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[Perspectives] The art of survival
Sarah Ditum | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
An artist can turn bad luck into good fortune. Texas-born author Katherine Anne Porter caught and nearly died from influenza in the 1918–19 pandemic, but the experience gave her the material for Pale Horse, Pale Rider–the title piece of this selection from Penguin Modern Classics–and not only the finest of her very fine short stories, but also the greatest literary account of the "Spanish" influenza. Very few writers besides Porter addressed the disease, effectively making her the laureate of a tragedy that no one much cared to remember until the parallels with COVID-19 recalled it to collective…
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Fair Tax Solutions for Cities Facing Covid-19 Budget Crises
Chuck Collins | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Local policymakers are facing pressure to make painful spending cuts. Instead, they should raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy…
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In one month, 75 workers were killed in workplace accidents in India
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
More than 75 workers lost their lives and over 100 others were critically wounded in a series of accidents across India between May and June. At least 30 industrial-related accidents have occurred in the span of just one month, as per IndustriALL Global Union, which estimates that one worker has died every second day since India began unwinding the COVID-19 lockdown. | groups have highlighted a pattern of systemic failures — industries halted without proper shutdown processes and…
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Toledo Fiat Chrysler workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to save lives amid COVID-19 rampage
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
After the outbreak of at least 31 COVID-19 cases at the plant, workers at FCA's Toledo Assembly Complex have formed a rank-and-file safety committee.
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[Comment] Offline: Restoring trust in WHO
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Belgium has the sad distinction of leading the world league table of deaths from COVID-19. At 843 deaths per million, Belgium is ahead of the UK (650 per million), Italy (576 per million), Sweden (537 per million), and France (458 per million). COVID-19 was first reported in Belgium on Feb 4, 2020, in a 54-year-old man who had been repatriated from Wuhan, China. Community transmission was confirmed in early March after holiday makers returned from school vacation breaks in northern Italy. The national sense of failure and anger is spurring a serious effort to initiate an international inquiry into the global resp…
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How will the police be abolished? A Marxist perspective
Party for Socialism and Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-11
The Party for Socialism and Liberation stands for the overthrow, dismantling and complete replacement of the core institutions of the capitalist state, which are the "special bodies of armed men," namely the police, prisons, military and courts.
liberationnews.org/how-will-the-police-b…

Instead of Focusing on Bounties, Why Doesn't the U.S. End the Afghan War?
Sonali Kolhatkar | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Lawmakers are outraged over a recent story alleging that Vladimir Putin may be paying off Taliban soldiers to kill U.S. troops. But why are those troops still in Afghanistan?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/instead-of-focusin…

The Tremendous but "Secret" Success of Socialist Vietnam
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
Hue — full of public spaces 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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/the-tremendou…

COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population
news.un.org | 2020-07-11
In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working to support those people.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/07/1…

As mining companies amass wealth amidst coronavirus, community resistance has become even more essential
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
As coronavirus (Covid-19) cases around the globe surge and the equivalent of 400m full-time jobs disappear, the mining industry is still amassing wealth. On 6 July, mining news website Mining.Com reported the industry's top 50 companies added $249.5bn to their value du…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2020/…

A new report reveals how the government has, once more, massively failed disabled people
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
An extensive survey, carried out by and for disabled people in Greater Manchester, has shown how the government has massively failed disabled people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | The survey was carried out by the Greater Manchester Disabled People's Panel (GMDPP), which is made up of 14 disabled people's organisations. 936 people took part, and the findings — if not all that surprising — are still pretty gruelling reading. They give a good insight into the lived experiences of disabled people during the initial stages of the pandemic an…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/07/11/a-ne…

Institutional racism 'led to data breach over migrant workers' in Ireland
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
Levels of "institutional racism and discrimination" in the health service reportedly led to a serious data breach in Ireland. It occurred when employers were told of coronavirus (Covid-19) test results before meat factory workers who were tested.Edel McGinley, director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), described the practice as a "gross and serious breach of confidentiality". She told the Special Oireachtas Covid-19 committee that comments made by a senior health official about the scandal were "deeply worrying".(PA Graphics)"Institutional racism and discrimination that led to this very serious dat…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/11/institut…

The US And UK Are A Wrecking Ball Crew Against The Pillars Of Internationalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
Over the past few decades, Western countries–such as the United Kingdom, but more so the United States of America–have flouted international laws and failed to even try to uphold the high-minded principles of the charter. Most recently, the United States has attempted to muzzle the International Criminal Court (ICC) as it has pursued a perfectly reasonable investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan; and the United Kingdom has denied Venezuela its sovereign right to gold held in the Bank of England. In both cases, the United States and the UK have undermined the sovereignty of nations and mutilated i…
popularresistance.org/the-us-and-uk-are-…

Wanted terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
A terrorist wanted by Turkish security forces was neutralized in the eastern Erzurum province, the country's Interior Ministry announced on Saturday.Halis Eroglu, codenamed Hejar, was neutralized by provincial gendarmerie forces in an operation in the rural area of Senkaya district, the ministry said in a statement.It said the terrorist was in the gray category of the Interior Ministry's wanted list and carried a bounty of 500,000 Turkish liras (nearly $73,000).The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange, and gray.An AK-47 rifle, a pist…
yenisafak.com/en/news/wanted-terrorist-n…

Focus on low-performing students will add $6.3T to Turkish economy
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
Turkey has seen good progress over the last decade, not just enrolling more students in education but also raising the learning standards of these students, said Andreas Schleicher, founder of Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)."I am hopeful that Turkey will see further improvements in the years to come," he added.Schleicher, who is head of education at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which runs PISA, said, the COVID-19 struck at a point when most education systems were simply not ready for the digital learning."If Turkey can address the needs of the lowest-perf…
yenisafak.com/en/news/focus-on-low-perfo…

Covid Recovery And Radical Social Change
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
I share the hope that the pandemic serves as a wake-up call for mobilizing action for radical societal change, and I don't think that those who see fragments of this happening in commoning or solidarity practices during this pandemic are either naàØve or only see part of the picture. | But I am troubled by the signs that the inequality wagon might have a long way before it derails, which I see side-by-side with those other hopeful signs. | Still, the care and vulnerability vision I sketched could provide a basis for a more hopeful outlook. Keeping in mind that pain better not be romanticized, valuing care…
popularresistance.org/covid-recovery-and…

Iran COVID-19 cases pass 255,000
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus has infected 2,397 people in Iran during the past 24 hours, increasing the total cases to 255,117.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160801/Iran-COVID-1…

'Another phony hit job': Trump slams NYT for 'made up' story about alleged Russian bounties in Afghanistan
rt.com | 2020-07-11
A sensational New York Times report which alleged that Russia paid the Taliban to target US forces in Afghanistan was pure fabrication, Donald Trump has claimed after the Pentagon and intel agencies dismissed the story. | The claim that Moscow had placed bounties on US and coalition troops operating in Afghanistan, first reported by the Times last month, has been widely discredited by senior military and intelligence officials. Defense Secretary Mark Esper testified earlier this week that "all the defense intelligence agencies have been unable to corroborate that report." | Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gener…
rt.com/usa/494477-trump-nyt-russia-phony…

'Anti-science saga'? NBC contributor who documented harrowing battle with Covid-19 NEVER had the virus
rt.com | 2020-07-11
The dramatic televised saga of a doctor's struggle to overcome coronavirus has ended in embarrassment after the NBC News contributor quietly admitted that there's no evidence he ever had the virus. Is this the zenith of fake news? | Dr Joseph Fair appeared at least 10 times on NBC and MSNBC over the last two months to share his fight against Covid-19 with the networks' viewers. His television appearances — including an interview from his hospital bed — fueled panic about the illness. Describing himself as a fit and healthy 42-year-old, Fair claimed in May that he had absorbed the virus through his ey…
rt.com/usa/494468-joseph-fair-nbc-corona…

Sunday 7/12: Covid-19 and the crisis of neoliberalism
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-07-11
Zoom Meeting LOG-IN INFORMATION | Posted at: icssmarx.org – OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/10/1883500…

As Long as Mass Media Propaganda Exists, Democracy Is a Sham
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-11
Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "A majority of Americans believe that Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last year amid negotiations to end the war, and more than half want to respond with new economic sanctions against Moscow, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday," Reuters reports. | "Overall, 60% of Americans said they found reports of Russian bounties on American soldiers to be 'very' or 'somewhat' believable, while 21% said they were not credible and the rest were unsure,"
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/11/as…

Abby Martin Explains Afghanistan
Paul Craig Roberts | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-11
Highly recommended — | Nothing can be done, because the United States has no possibility of political leadership. The establishment controls both parties and selects leaders who serve the establishment. Even in rare cases when a leader opposed by the establishent gets into office, the establishment turns on him and prevents his leadership by demonizing him. Trump's first term has been smothered in lies intended to prevent his reelection. | The US media lost what remained of its independence when President Clinton signed off on its concentration in a few establishment hands. The US has had no print or TV…
thealtworld.com/paul_craig_roberts/abby-…

A Jewish Case For Equality In Palestine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
What makes someone a Jew–not just a Jew in name, but a Jew in good standing–today? In Haredi circles, being a real Jew means adhering to religious law. In leftist Jewish spaces, it means championing progressive causes. But these environments are the exceptions. In the broad center of Jewish life–where power and respectability lie–being a Jew means, above all, supporting the existence of a Jewish state. In most Jewish communities on earth, rejecting Israel is a greater heresy than rejecting God. | The reason is rarely spelled out, mostly because it's considered obvious: Opposing a Jewish st…
popularresistance.org/a-jewish-case-for-…

Trump Wants to Defund the Universities to Stop People Thinking
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Trump notoriously set up a phony "university" to bilk prospective students of millions of dollars. He lost a civil suit to the outraged victims and had to pay them $25 million. Now the stable genius is coming for America's universities…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-wants-to-def…

Remembering the Venezuelan National Assembly vote lost by Guaidó in January 2019
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
The view of the US government and the pro-Guaidó faction of the opposition was summed up by a New York Times headline and subhead that on January 5 that said Venezuela's Maduro Claims Control of National Assembly, Tightening Grip on Power It was the last political institution in opposition hands. Now President Nicolás Maduro's has Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/remembering-the-venezue…

[World Report] US Supreme Court upholds abortion rights, for now
Susan Jaffe | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
The court's decision means that Louisiana's three abortion clinics will remain open. Susan Jaffe reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31518-X/fulltext?rss=yes

"Most Important Indian Law Case in Half a Century"
Sarah Deer | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Sovereignty in OK…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/most-important-ind…

The Hypocrisies of Recognition: The Supreme Court, Native Americans and the McGirt Case
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
The Supreme Court of the United States has barely had time to gather its collective breath this last few days. Among its decisions, including those dealing with President Donald Trump's financial records, was that of McGirt v Oklahoma. The case furnishes a detailed discussion on the extent Native American self-governance survived the assaults of the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/the-hypocrisi…

Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-11
Robert F Kennedy Jr, an avid Defender of Children's Rights and anti-vaccination , has launched a petition sent to the White House, calling for "Investigations into the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' for Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity"
globalresearch.ca/bill-gates-and-the-dep…

Colombian social leaders walked 15 days and 600 km to demand the right to life
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
A group of social s and human rights defenders have been marching from the southwestern Colombia for the past 15 days to demand respect for the life, territory and human rights of minority groups in the country…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/11/colombian…

Israeli Forces Cause Palestinians to Suffocate at Kufur Qaddoum
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians, on Friday afternoon, at the weekly against Israeli settlements and the annexation plan, in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local , and Coordinator of the Local Popular Resistance Committee, Morad …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-cause-p…

Workers and community supporters racist practices
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-11
Oshkosh, WI – 30 community members came out, July 8, to the leadership of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. Community s, artists, teachers, parents and children gathered fully on a corner armed with chalk, chants and messages of anti-racism and solidarity with the pro-Black Lives Matter workers. | When s erupted around the country in late May over the police killings of George Floyd and countless others, the Boys & Girls Club released a statement of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement on their social media accounts in early June. The workers, who have been impacted by these…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/11/workers-…

Chicago Unions Demand to Defund Police and Fund Health Care for All
Dennis Kosuth | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Many of the organizations and individuals who came together and produced the June 27 action have been part of ongoing collaborations among labor, community s, social justice fighters, and advocates of abolishing the police…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/chicago-unions-dem…

Nicaragua: How Phony Human Rights Groups Slandered A US-Targeted Nation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
During the Nicaraguan coup attempt and ever since it failed, the North American and European human rights industry has falsely accused the Nicaraguan authorities of having brutally repressed ful opposition s with disproportionate lethal violence. In doing so, reports by human rights organizations have systematically ignored numerous very serious crimes and even massacres by Nicaragua's US-supported right-wing opposition and their allies. Between April 18th and July 17th, 2018, 23 police officers were killed by opposition s and 400 officers suffered gunshot wounds inflicted by opposition gunmen…
popularresistance.org/nicaragua-how-phon…

Mail-in voter fur-raud? CAT who DIED 12 years ago receives voter registration application in Atlanta
rt.com | 2020-07-11
An Atlanta family was surprised to receive a voter registration application in the mail for their long-dead pet cat — and the state government is wondering what other kind of fraud "out-of-town s" are up to in Georgia. | Cody Tims, a beloved pet cat who was a venerable 18 years old when he died 12 years ago, received an application to register for mail-in voting earlier this week, according to his owners, Ron and Carol Tims — providing serious ammunition to opponents of mail-in voting for November's presidential election. | There's a big push to get people to register to vote, but cats? One…
rt.com/usa/494460-dead-cat-voter-atlanta…

Thursday 7/16: "Capturing The Flag" Voter Suppression Film & Town Hall w/ Starring Voting Rights
Feminist Majority Foundation & others | indybay.org | 2020-07-11
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/10/1883500…

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians at s Across the West Bank
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli forces, on Friday, attacked dozens of non-violent Palestinian ers, holding a ful demonstration against Israel's illegal colonial settlements, outside the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Correspondent for Palestinian WAFA News Agency said that Isareli soldiers fired tear-gas canisters, concussion grenades, …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-injure-…

Algeria opposes Libya's division
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
The Algerian foreign minister has expressed his country's keenness on resolving the Libyan crisis through dialogue and maintaining the integrity of the country's territory. | This came in an interview conducted by Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum with Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of a meeting with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio in Rome on Thursday. | Boukadoum said Algeria expects the "return of and stability as soon as possible to Libya with respect to the territorial integrity and legality as well as the free choices of the Libyans. This is what we expect and what we are working for." | Since Ap…
yenisafak.com/en/world/algeria-opposes-l…

Pakistan remembers 1995 Srebrenica genocide victims
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the world community to "learn a lesson" from 1995 Srebrenica genocide, and "not let such massacre happen again.""Today, we are observing the 25th memorial anniversary of the genocide that took place in Srebrenica. I still remember the day very well along with most people who have humanity in their hearts. I remember when it happened. we were shocked. We were appalled how in a what was a safe haven of United Nations keeping forces, this massive massacre was allowed to happen."I still feel the shock how such a thing could have been allowed by the world com…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistan-remember…

Saturday 7/11: Why There Should be a Pivot to , Not War with China
Pivot to | indybay.org | 2020-07-11
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/10/1883501…

San Antonio ors demand justice for Vanessa Guillén, closure of military bases
Jake Tucker | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-11
On a sweltering July 4, ors in San Antonio gathered to call for justice for Vanessa Guillén.
liberationnews.org/san-antonio-ors-deman…

Thousands join Black Lives Matter in Brighton
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
Thousands of ers marched through Brighton on Saturday 11 July in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.Demonstrators gathered by the city's famous Palace Pier at midday before moving off through the streets. Many were wearing black and holding up signs calling out systemic racism.Many demonstrators wore face masks and had placards with slogans including "Decolonise everything" and "Defund the police". They set off along the seafront shouting "Black lives matter every day" and "UK is not innocent".The ers gathered at the Palace Pier before marching through the city's streets (Aaron Chown/PA)…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/11/thousand…

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In Medicine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
In the weeks since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there have been daily sustained s across the country advocating for the equality and liberation of vulnerable and marginalized communities, particularly that of Black people. One such came from the medical community. If you search the hashtag White Coats For Black Lives, what you'll find is a smattering of media, ranging from videos to photos, to outright statements acknowledging and yet decrying racism that exists within the medical field with statements and pledges to do better and help to alleviate this issue. Joining us today to disc…
popularresistance.org/whitecoatsforblack…

Biden promotes economic nationalism and anti-China militarism
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Biden offered no opposition to Trump's "back-to-work" drive, mass job destruction during the pandemic or the looming unemployment benefit cutoff.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/bide…

Why is Surrogacy Illegal in Most of the World?
Mirah Riben | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
The longing, desire and biological drive of many human beings to fulfill the imperative to be fruitful, to procreate and to become parents, is real and painful when unachievable. This has led to an increase of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and surrogacy, despite ethical and legal concerns. Preface The infertility and surrogacy multi-billion-dollar industries, those …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/why-is-surrog…

Debunking Myths on China "Forcing Uyghur Birth Control"
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
So-called overseas reps of China's Uyghur ethnic group filed evidence at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to spark an investigation on alleged human rights violations. But are the reports founded on strong evidence? (story starts at 2: 00)…
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/debunking-myt…

[Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation
Till J Bugaj, Anna Cranz, Christoph Nikendei | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Nick Watts and colleagues' 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change1 leaves no doubt that global warming will heavily affect every child born today. Young people–the generation that will have to live through the consequences of a warming world for the longest–are actively taking part in raising awareness for climate change. Inspired by the Fridays for Future movement, thousands of young people have been doing everything possible to bring about social change towards a sustainable ecological lifestyle.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30808-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation — Authors' reply
Matthew Eckelman, Marina Romanello, Jodi Sherman, Nicholas Watts | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
We thank Till Bugaj and colleagues and Helga Weisz and colleagues for their comments.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30802-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Climate Crisis: Fracking Pioneer Goes Bankrupt, Pipelines Get Big Legal Win
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-07-11
Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy goes bankrupt with industry-wide reverberations, and a trio of pipelines take legal hits as the industry scores a huge legal win.
therealnews.com/columns/climate-crisis-f…

[Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation
Helga Weisz, Peter-Paul Pichler, Ulli Weisz, Ingram Jaccard | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
The health-care sector is increasingly recognised as a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. We thus welcome the 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, in which Nick Watts and colleagues1 provide a new global comparison of greenhouse gas emissions from health care (indicator 3.6).
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30809-6/fulltext?rss=yes

US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as 'Coronavirus'
Sen. Scott Jensen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-11
First published on April 15, 2020 | Senator Scott Jensen represents Minnesota. He's also a doctor. He appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham where he revealed a very disturbing piece of information. | Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association …
globalresearch.ca/hospitals-getting-paid…

Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
The Philippines Congress denied a new franchise license for ABS-CBN. In a vote, held on Friday, July 10, among the 85-member Committee of Legislative Franchises in the House of Representatives, 70 members voted against the motion for a new franchise and 11 voted in favor. | After a week-long deliberation in the House of Representatives, supporters of president Rodrigo Duterte accused the media house of financial irregularities and political bias, effectively blocking its bid to resume operations on air. | The ABS-CBN Corporation that runs the channel employs over 11,000 workers across the Philippines, both as per…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/11/governmen…

Israel Lobby Seeks to Bankrupt Progressive, Pro-Palestinian Restaurant
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
The pro-Israel community is engaged in a remarkable effort to bankrupt a small progressive Toronto restaurant. In their attack on Foodbenders, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and B'nai B'rith have once again allied with the violent, far-right, Jewish Defence League (JDL). Over the past week the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/israel-lobby-…

Israeli Forces Detain Three Palestinians from West Bank
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli forces, at dawn Friday, abducted three Palestinian civilians from their homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Asra Media Office said that Israeli soldiers detained both Abdullah Dweik, and Ahmad Ali Ahmad, after invading their homes in Al-Jalazoun refugee camp in Ramallah, central West Bank. Confrontations …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-detain-…

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian following Slain Man's Funeral in Salfit
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-11
Israeli forces shot a Palestinian young man during confrontations at the entrance of Kifl Hares town, near the northern West Bank city of Salfit, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Ministry of Health confirmed that a 24-year-old Palestinian young man, unidentified at the time of this report, was shot …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-shoot-i…

[Correspondence] Older-age opioid-related deaths in the UK
Sheila M Bird, J Roy Robertson | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
The Lancet Series on drug use1 began with a paper on global patterns of opioid dependence but insufficiently emphasised that the sequelae of these epidemics persist over decades. The risk of drug-related death increases with age in people who are opioid-dependent, and the advantage that young women users (
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30227-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Differential effect of ticagrelor on irreversible harms in diabetes — Authors' reply
Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Gerald Chi and Jolanta Marszalek raise questions about subgroup analysis and interaction terms in the THEMIS trial. Interaction terms are generally underpowered. At the same time, when several subgroups are compared, interaction terms might be positive by chance because of multiplicity of testing. These are two opposing forces in the interpretation of interaction terms that have long been appreciated in clinical trials. With respect to our work, the THEMIS trial was a positive trial in which we found significant efficacy benefit of ticagrelor in the overall population of patients with stable coronary artery disea…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30479-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Predicting erenumab adverse events with single-cell genomics
Angeliki Vgontzas, William Renthal | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Erenumab is a CGRP receptor monoclonal antibody for the preventive treatment of migraine. It has been widely prescribed in the USA after receiving US Food and Drug Administration approval in May, 2018. An estimated 7000 prescriptions are written per week,1 which, along with postmarketing reporting, have resulted in the rapid detection of serious adverse events that were not seen during clinical trials. As a result, the product label was revised on Oct 4, 2019, to include constipation with serious complications, including cases requiring hospitalisation and surgery, with most cases reported after a single dose of…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(19)32952-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Clinical Picture] A rare cause of left-sided weakness in an elderly woman: amoebic encephalitis
Daniel Pan, Leslie R Bridges, John du Parcq, Ula Mahadeva, Shantanu Roy, Ibne K M Ali, Catherine A Cosgrove, Peter L Chiodini, Liqun Zhang | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
An 85-year-old Gujarati woman with a 1-day history of confusion, left-sided weakness, and slurred speech attended our hospital. She had a history of headaches, which had been extensively investigated for 2 years from 2013. She also had hypertension. She had no history of recent travel.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31365-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Differential effect of ticagrelor on irreversible harms in diabetes
Gerald Chi, Jolanta Marszalek | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
We read with interest the Article by Deepak L Bhatt and colleagues1 on the incremental effect of ticagrelor to aspirin for patients with diabetes and stable coronary artery disease. The THEMIS trial suggested a reduction in ischaemic events but not irreversible harms in the overall population.2 The trial also hypothesised that patients with a history of previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) would show a favourable efficacy–safety tradeoff. The authors found a favourable net clinical benefit in patients with previous PCI but not in those without previous PCI (appendix).
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30486-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Obituary] Tomisaku Kawasaki
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Paediatrician who identified what became known as Kawasaki disease. Born on Feb 7, 1925, in Tokyo, Japan, he died on June 5, 2020, in Tokyo, aged 95 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31492-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Articles] Ruxolitinib cream for treatment of vitiligo: a randomised, controlled, phase 2 trial
David Rosmarin, Amit G Pandya, Mark Lebwohl, Pearl Grimes, Iltefat Hamzavi, Alice B Gottlieb, Kathleen Butler, Fiona Kuo, Kang Sun, Tao Ji, Michael D Howell, John E Harris | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Treatment with ruxolitinib cream was associated with substantial repigmentation of vitiligo lesions up to 52 weeks of treatment, and all doses were well tolerated. These data suggest that ruxolitinib cream might be an effective treatment option for patients with vitiligo.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30609-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] Organised crime: the missing link in drug policies
Marco Antonio Bessa, Ronaldo Laranjeira, David Martin | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Illegal drugs and their effect on public health were discussed in a 2019 Lancet Series.1 However, the Series authors did not report how a global criminal enterprise, the drug–abuse industrial complex,2 is the origin of the problem. This global network of organised crime, corrupt politicians, money laundering, and distribution systems perpetuates this public health crisis. We have reason to believe the drug trade is now expanding under the guise of legal cannabis and cannabidiol, especially in North America, with outreach to other markets in South America, Europe, and Asia.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)30218-X/fulltext?rss=yes

Grand Rapids demands 'Justice for Vanessa Guillen!'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-11
Grand Rapids, MI – Fifty local people gathered for an emotional vigil to remember Vanessa Guillen, the U.S. Army soldier murdered and disappeared by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas. The U.S. armed forces are rife with sexual harassment and rape, both on and off military bases. The unrelenting response of Guillen's family, demanding answers, has top military leaders on the defensive, scrambling. | The U.S. Army was slow in its investigation, taking over ten weeks to find Vanessa Guillen's body, despite her mother Gloria's impassioned pleas. Officials were also dishonest about the events leading up to Guillen'…
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It's the economy, stupid! Or is it the stupid economy?
Collective 20 | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
The pandemic, for all its tragedy, has offered the Left a moment. What we decide to do now is all-important.
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Turkish communists criticize Erdogan's decision to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
The decision of right-wing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to permit worship at the Hagia Sophia Museum has been widely condemned as a ploy to appease Muslim hardliners…
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Bolivia's interim president Jeanine àÅñez is waging a war on women pt. 2
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
In the second part of the series, Cindy Forster discusses the hypocrisy of àÅñez being celebrated as a 'pro-woman' leader as she has consistently governed against the interest of Bolivian women…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/11/bolivias-…

Be Outwardly Collectivist And Inwardly Individualist
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-11
No, we live in a world where every single person is born helpless and somebody needs to take good care of them to help turn them into physically and psychologically healthy adults, where people get sick and become disabled, where most of us go through a prolonged period of steadily increasing weakness and convalescence before death. A world with a fragile ecosystem and finite resources. | Individualism has no real answers for the mass-scale implementation of its value system in such a world. The only way to believe it does is with a lot of compartmentalizing away from reality and refusing to look at the tremendou…
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Prison: Therapeutic Centers Or Academies of Crime?
Graham Peebles | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
Instead of institutions of retribution, prisons should be refashioned as Therapeutic Centers for Change in which the criminal takes responsibility for their actions but is not made to feel guilty, or despised…
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Salt Lake City fights for justice as killer cops remain free
Jeff Adams | liberationnews.org | 2020-07-11
Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal was killed by the SLC Police Department nearly two months ago.
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17 Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey — Review (ft. Mad Blender)
Radical Reviewer | mronline.org | 2020-07-11
The Radical Reviewer and Mad Blender reviewing 17 Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey.
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European court rules in favor of Belgian Workers' Party legislator on electoral dispute
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-11
Germain Mugemangango of the Workers' Party of Belgium, a legislator in the Walloon parliament, filed a case in the European Court of Human Rights on a 2014 election when his own competitors decided his appeal for a recount…
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USA: 'Qualified immunity' is how the Police state stays in power
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-07-11
Make no mistake about it: this is what constitutes "law and order" in the American police state.
mronline.org/2020/07/11/usa-qualified-im…

Baseball and Socialism in Cuba
Mickey Gallagher | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
What is a million dollars worth compared to the love of eight million Cubans? — 3-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson on why he never signed a contract to become a professional boxer On April 2, 2019, the Cuban Baseball Federation published a list of 34 players between the ages of 17 and 25 …
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Richie Rich & friends
Tony Norfield | mronline.org | 2020-07-11
Being the biggest rich capitalist country, the U.S. also has the largest number of wealthy people. Quite how many will come as a bit of a surprise for those who have heard the '1% versus 99%' slogan; it is not just Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.
mronline.org/2020/07/11/richie-rich-frie…

Week in Review: 5th — 11 July
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-07-11
Editor's Review of the Week You might ask, just how bad can things get for the current government. Immersed in scandals, accusations of corruption and abuse of office, it might come as no surprise that not only have the general public tired themselves of a workshy Prime Minister — business leaders now think the same. …
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The Garden of Statuary Delights
Vern Loomis | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
During his holiday remarks at Mount Rushmore, President Trump said he plans to establish, via executive order, a "National Garden of American Heroes," described as "a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live." It seems a lot of thought has already gone into it — enough to …
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Baseball and Socialism in Cuba
Mickey Gallagher | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
What is a million dollars worth compared to the love of eight million Cubans? — 3-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson, on why he never signed a contract to become a professional boxer On April 2, 2019, the Cuban Baseball Federation published a list of 34 players between the ages of 17 and 25 …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/baseball-and-…

Trump Must be Defeated, but Unions Shouldn't be Democratic Party Cheerleaders
Bill Fletcher | zcomm.org | 2020-07-11
If Trump wins, he will be convinced that he has a mandate for authoritarianism and further irrationalism; trade unions must become organizations of the class…
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Don't let the Democratic Party bury the movement
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2020-07-11
The Black movement will be asphyxiated by the ubiquitous fingers of the Democratic Party if it does not build independent nexuses of people's power.
mronline.org/2020/07/11/dont-let-the-dem…

The First NATO: British and French Joint Aggressions in the Mid-19th Century
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-11
The two most militarily powerful nations in the West, both free to project naval power and maritime domination anywhere in the world, get together to punish and overthrow regimes they find guilty of human rights abuses and political repression in the name of human rights and promoting democracy: What could possibly go wrong? | It is of course NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's new call for NATO, which has already over the past decade exercised its nation-building and promotion of enlightened regime policies with such brilliant success in Ukraine, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan to spread its mantle of protect…
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UK 'stands with' all feeling Srebrenica genocide pain
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
British administration on Saturday "reiterated the UK's commitment to supporting reconciliation across the Western Balkans," on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina."Today (11 July) marks twenty-five years since the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the worst atrocity in Europe since the end of the Second World War," a Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) statement said."Today I stand with all who continue to feel unimaginable pain from the genocide 25 years ago at Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina," Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Twitter…
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Trump wants Christopher Steele, UK spy behind 'Russiagate' dossier 'tried and thrown into jail'
rt.com | 2020-07-11
US President Donald Trump has called for the extradition, trial and imprisonment of disgraced British spy Christopher Steele, whose scandalous allegations against the president helped kickstart the 'Russiagate' investigation. | "This man should be extradited, tried, and thrown into jail," Trump said of Steele on Saturday, calling the British snoop a "sick lier [sic] who was paid by Crooked Hillary & the DNC!" | This man should be extradited, tried, and thrown into jail. A sick lier who was paid by Crooked Hillary & the DNC! t.co/ywMBeAgaGz– Donald J. Trump (@…
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Teen killed in suspected shark attack off Australian coast: police
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
A teenage boy died from a suspected shark attack while surfing off Australia's east coast, the police said on Saturday, adding that surrounding beaches had been closed.The boy, 17, was attacked while surfing near Coffs Harbour, 380 kilometres (240 miles) south of Brisbane, police said, citing witnesses.Several other surfers took the boy to shore, where he was treated for severe leg injuries but he died at the scene, they said. The boy's name and nationality were not disclosed.Local authorities are conducting a formal investigation of the incident.Australia is known for a large number of unprovoked shark encounter…
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[Comment] First step in a new era for treatment of patients with vitiligo
Thierry Passeron | thelancet.com | 2020-07-11
Vitiligo is an acquired depigmentation of the skin, which affects approximately 1% of the population worldwide. The condition can profoundly affect the wellbeing and the social, sexual, and professional lives of affected individuals and thus induces a strong therapeutic demand.1 Actual treatments rely on the use of topical steroids or topical calcineurin inhibitors, and are better combined with sun exposure or phototherapy.1,2 The best results are achieved on the face, while some areas such as bony prominences and hands and feet show a very poor repigmentation rate.
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Israel's New UK Ambassador will Expose Delusions of Britain's Jewish Leaders
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-11
After years of successfully drawing attention away from Israel's intensifying crimes against the Palestinian people by citing a supposedly growing "antisemitism crisis" in Britain's Labour Party, Jewish community leaders in the UK are exasperated to find themselves unexpectedly on the defensive. Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled the rug out from under leading …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/07/israels-new-u…

Saudi crown prince suspect in Khashoggi murder case: UN official
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
A UN official has said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was a prime suspect in the case of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018.In an interview with Anadolu Agency, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Execution Agnes Callamard said even though she does not have evidence against the MBS, but in terms of ordering and inciting the killing, he is a prime suspect."Look, I think he is a prime suspect in terms of determining who ordered or who incited the killing. He is in the picture. Personally, I do not have the evidence pointing to him as ha…
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Not the same thing, Nancy: Pelosi calls for law restricting presidential pardons after Trump commutes sentence of Roger Stone
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Nancy Pelosi has been accused of harboring misinformed and constitutionally dubious opinions, after arguing that Donald Trump's commutation of Roger Stone is proof that presidential pardon powers need to be reined in. | Stone, a former aide to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, faced more than three years behind bars for obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and making false statements to Congress. The political operative's sentence was commuted by the president just as he was preparing to report to prison. | Unsurprisingly, the Democratic House speaker used the occasion to rehash the long-debunked consp…
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Bush-era neocons put their weight behind Biden. And that can mean only one thing
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
Earlier this year, former vice president Joe Biden effectively won the Democratic Party primary contest. As The Canary has previously argued, his victory is nothing to celebrate given that his progressive credentials are paper thin. Throughout his political career, Biden has been a prolific supporter of war and cuts to social security. He's also a friend of some of the most reaction…
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Britain won't join EU coronavirus vaccine purchase scheme, says Hancock
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
Britain will not join an EU programme to procure a coronavirus vaccine if one is successfully developed, health secretary Matt Hancock has said. | Hancock said ministers had taken the decision after Brussels confirmed that the UK would have to abandon its own procurement efforts — which were reportedly at a more advanced stage — in order to take part. He told Times Radio: | We have chosen not to join the EU scheme on vaccine purchase. The reason is that it wouldn't have allowed us to have a say in the vaccines that were procured, the price, the quantity, or the delivery schedule… | We are further ah…
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Survivors mark 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
Bosnia is marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the only crime in Europe since the Second World War that has formally been declared a genocide.The brutal execution in July 1995 of more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys is being commemorated in a series of events. These include the reburial of recently identified remains of nine victims in a memorial cemetery just outside Srebrenica.A woman prays in Potocari, near Srebrenica (Kemal Softic/AP)Bodies still being identified 25 years later: The Srebrenica massacre is the only episode of Bosnia's 1992-95 war to be formally recognised as g…
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Labour demands Patel bullying inquiry be published immediately
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
An inquiry into allegations that home secretary Priti Patel bullied officials must be published immediately, Labour has demanded. | Shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds wrote to cabinet office minister Michael Gove on 11 July saying the delay in publishing the findings is "unacceptable". | A Cabinet Office investigation was launched in March over claims that Patel belittled colleagues and clashed with senior officials in three different departments. | "The Government is acting in the interests of a Conservative Party elite": | In a letter to Gove, Thomas-Symonds said the delay "creates the clear sens…
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Security giant G4S won't be prosecuted for fraud on government contracts, to pay £44m fine instead
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-11
Private security giant G4S is to pay out more than £44m after it "repeatedly lied" to the government over contracts for electronic-tagging of offenders. This is following investigations by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). | The company said it will pay the sum after it agreed to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) settlement deal relating to the investigation, which started in 2013. | Won't be prosecuted: | As part of the deal, G4S said a subsidiary of the company, G4S Care & Justice, has taken responsibility for three fraud offences. These took place between August 2011 and May 2012. The offences…
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Germany could take further public stakes in companies: minister
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
Germany will take further stakes in companies threatened by the coronavirus crisis, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said, adding that "probably a few dozen" firms might follow airline group Lufthansa in passing into partial state ownership.Shareholders backed a 9 billion euro government bailout last month, securing the future of Germany's flagship carrier after it was brought to the brink of collapse by the travel slump caused by the pandemic.In an interview with Saturday's Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper, Altmaier said: "We're talking about perhaps a few dozen cases. In these very limited number of cases we wil…
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US warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
"U.S. citizens may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime," the State Department said in a security alert issued to its citizens in China, adding that U.S. citizens may face "prolonged interrogations and extended detention" for reasons related to state security."Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the Chinese government," it added, without citing specific examples. The state department also did not say what prompted the security alert.The security alert comes as bilateral tensions inten…
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China's southern Jiangxi declares highest flood alert
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
Jiangxi province in southern China issued its highest flood warning on Saturday, predicting a big overflow from a lake on the Yangtze River as torrential rain continues to batter much of the country, state media said.The Jiangxi government raised its flood-control response level to I from II, the People's Daily said, the top level on China's four-tier scale, signalling disasters such as dam collapses or extraordinary floods simultaneously in several rivers.Provincial authorities expect severe regional flooding in Poyang, China's largest freshwater lake which connects to the Yangtze, state television said.The wate…
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Iran's president calls for ban on weddings, wakes to halt virus spread
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for big gatherings such as weddings and wakes to be banned to stem a rise in coronavirus infections, but insisted the country's economy had to stay open.Shortly after Rouhani's televised speech, a police official in Tehran announced the closure of all wedding and mourning venues in the capital until further notice.Iran has been gradually relaxing its lockdown since mid-April, but has recently reported a sharp rise in the infection rate.The death toll on Saturday rose by 188 over the previous 24 hours to 12,635, while the total number of diagnosed cases reached 25…
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Russia reports 6,611 new coronavirus infections
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
Russia on Saturday reported 6,611 new coronavirus cases, taking its nationwide tally of infections to 720,547.The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said 188 people had died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 11,205.Russia said 497,446 people have recovered from the virus.
yenisafak.com/en/world/russia-reports-66…

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 378 to 198,556
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 378 to 198,556, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday.The reported death toll rose by six to 9,060, the tally showed.
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Turkey to always stand by Bosnia in search for justice: Erdogan
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
"We will always stand by our Bosnian brothers in their search for justice. The Srebrenica Genocide will never be forgotten," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a video message.As part of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, Erdogan spoke via video link at the memorial ceremony held at the former accumulator factory used by the United Nations troops as a base in the war in Bosnia.Erdogan stressed that despite all tragedy and tears, European politicians have learned no lessons from Srebrenica Genocide, adding that free use of words that "fuel enmity towards Islam and support xenophobia is source of concern fo…
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Bosnia marks 25th anniversary of Srebrenica Genocide
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, bidding farewell to nine newly identified victims of the massacre at a memorial service.Every year on July 11, newly identified victims of the genocide are laid to rest at a memorial cemetery in Potocari, eastern Bosnia. Thousands of visitors from various countries attend the service.The memorial center is the focal point of remembrance for friends and relatives of the victims, mostly men and boys, murdered by Bosnian Serb militias.At this year's ceremony, world leaders sent video messages on the anniversary of the gen…
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Five killed as hostages taken at South African church
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
Five people were killed outside a church near the South African capital as a hostage situation played out early on Saturday, local police announced.Four men who were shot dead and burned in a vehicle outside the compound of the International Pentecostal Holiness church located west of Johannesburg, with a security guard responding to a complaint at the church also shot and killed in his vehicle, police spokesman Vish Naidoo told local broadcaster eNCA."We are investigating multiple murders," said Naidoo, adding that members of a special police task force had rescued about 200 people who had reportedly been taken…
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Turkey to always stand by Bosnia in search for justice: Erdogan
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
The Turkish president on Saturday remembered the Srebrenica martyrs on the 25th anniversary of the genocide."We will always stand by our Bosnian brothers in their search for justice. The Srebrenica Genocide will never be forgotten," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a video message.As part of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, Erdogan spoke via video link at the memorial ceremony held at the former accumulator factory used by the United Nations troops as a base in the war in Bosnia.Erdogan stressed that despite all tragedy and tears, European politicians have learned no lessons from Srebrenica Genocide,…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-to-always-s…

Photography enthusiasts to bid for prized photos by Ara Gàºler
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
An online auction will sell 46 prized works of renowned Turkish-Armenian photographer Ara Guler on Sunday, according to the head of an Istanbul auction house.Ugur Yegin, a Turkish art collector and owner of Istanbul Muzayede, an auction house in the Turkish metropolis, told Anadolu Agency that Guler's photographs had never been auctioned in Turkey in this quantity before.The famous photographer's works will be auctioned between for prices of 400-4,000 Turkish liras ($58-582), Yegin said."It's possible to see the photos printed by Ara Guler in the collections of some private museums and galleries," he added.Accord…
yenisafak.com/en/life/photography-enthus…

4G balloons bring hope of connectivity in remote Kenya
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-11
The balloons carrying routers to allow 4G internet links to sleepy Baringo town and adjoining villages in Kenya have brought a new hope of connectivity in the region.This project conceived by the Kenyan government is aimed at enhancing 4G network coverage in rural areas where telecommunications towers are not present.Three weeks ago, John Sakwa a small-scale milk vendor from Baringo who had recently started selling cheese and butter to a client in the Kenyan capital Nairobi 250 kilometers (155 miles) away missed three important video calls. "They said they wanted to see the kind of goods that I have after seeing…
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Strike For Black Lives In 25 Cities On July 20 Wins Union Support
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
The growing Black Lives Matters Strike Wave has reached over 600 strikes since June 1 got a massive boost of momentum today. | A coalition of 150 organizations, including major unions like SEIU, AFT, and Teamsters, all put out a call for #Strike4BlackLives on July 20. Other organizations supporting the strike include the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the Movement for Black Lives, and the Center for Popular Democracy. | The coalition is calling on workers everywhere to stop work for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in honor of George Floyd. | In some cities, workers intend to strike all day. Many workers may aways s…
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Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
Uprisings for racial justice are sweeping the country. Following the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, named and unnamed, America has finally reached its moment of reckoning. And politicians are starting to respond. But you can't end police violence without ending police surveillance. That starts with banning facial recognition, a technology perfectly designed for the automation of racism. | I live in Detroit, a city with more than 500,000 Black people. In my city, we live under constant surveillance. We are in a perpetual lineup. Our faces are caught on camera everywhere we go[m…
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Training The Warrior Cop: US Empire Is A Laboratory For Militarized Policing
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
In addition to the paramilitary attitude that any civilian is a potential terrorist insurgent, US police have brought numerous tactics and weapons back from their Israel trips for use against US civilians, such as the New York Police Department's (NYPD) infamous Muslim surveillance program, which was modeled in part on Israeli surveillance of Palestinians in the West Bank. | Another is the chemical weapon "skunk water," a noxious liquid sprayed from hoses that imparts a foul smell on anything it touches that will not disappear for days. Humans struck by skunk water can experience nausea, vomiting and skin rashes.
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Let's Defund The Pentagon, Too
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
Toward the end of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr., after agonizing about the Vietnam War in private, began denouncing it in public. Liberal politicians and media, including The New York Times, castigated him, telling him to stick to civil rights. In a 1967 speech at New York City's Riverside Church, King rejected this criticism and explained how he arrived at his antiwar stance. | He had realized, he said, that the U.S. "would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suct…
popularresistance.org/lets-defund-the-pe…

US Claims Religious Repression Underway In Vietnam, But Where's The Evidence?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-11
Recently, the U.S. Department of State issued a report in which they claimed that religious freedom is being suppressed in Vietnam. The Vietnamese government is of course capable of speaking for itself and responding to this defamation. However, I think that Americans also have a responsibility to speak out against baseless claims made by our reactionary government. And as an American living in Hanoi, I can tell you–this is a baseless claim indeed. | Anyone that has spent any time in Vietnam can plainly see the evidence right in front of their face that accusations about a lack of religious freedom are lies…
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Unveiling ceremony of electronic authentication system
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The unveiling ceremony of the electronic authentication system for the Capital Market was held in the presence of the Vice President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari and the Director of Iran's Exchange Organization.
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'Cradle of Silence' to go on screen at Itaúna FilmFest
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iranian short 'Cradle of Silence', directed by Mostafa Mehraban, has made it into the competition program of the 2nd Itaúna Film Festival in Brazil.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160809/Cradle-of-Si…

Tehran-Beijing coop. to strengthen Iran's position in WA
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Former Iranian Ambassador to China said that the 25-Year Cooperation Partnership Program between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People's Republic of China will strengthen Iran's positions in West Asia.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160818/Tehran-Beiji…

NIOC, local firm sign contract on Yaran oilfield development
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has signed a contract with Persia Oil and Gas Industry Development Company (POGIDC) for the development of Yaran joint oilfield, near the Iraqi border.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160787/NIOC-local-f…

Iran opposes OPCW's decision over Syria
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Iranian ambassador to the Netherlands called the new decision of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) over Syria unbalanced and a step towards politicizing the organization.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160799/Iran-opposes…

Iran-Serbia bilateral ties on development track: envoy
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Serbia said that bilateral relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Serbia is on the track of development and growth.
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Iran, India seeking to expand railroad coop
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — In a meeting on Saturday, Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) and Indian Ambassador to Tehran conferred on expanding railroad cooperation.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160812/Iran-India-s…

Iranian company produces nano-rubbish bin
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — An Iranian knowledge-based company has been able to manufacture an anti-bacterial rubbish bin by nanoparticles.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160791/Iranian-comp…

'Carrot Cake' to take part in 29th Nevada Film Festival
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) –The Iranian screenplay, "Carrot Cake" by Iman Davari will take part in the 20th Nevada Festival Film in California, United States.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160789/Carrot-Cake-…

Find the (best) Persian Realtors in Montreal
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Living abroad can be difficult for Iranians. These difficulties begin with the start of the migration process and related activity and may continue until you are fully settled in the destination country.
en.mehrnews.com/news/160790/Find-the-bes…

Coppersmiths' bazaar in Yazd
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
YAZD, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The art of Repoussé and chasing copper has a long history in Iran and some artists across the country still continue this craftmanship. Photos relate to coppersmiths' bazaar in Yazd.
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Police seize 483 kg of opium in E Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The police forces of the eastern Iranian province of South Khorasan have busted 483 kilograms of opium in the city of Ghayen.
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'Srebrenica genocide began as Europe failed to uphold duties'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Srebrenica genocide began as Europe failed to uphold its basic duties.
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Iran helps Azerbaijan with providing water to its cities
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Officials in Azerbaijan announced on Saturday that Iran helped the country in solving the problem of water shortage in some border areas.
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Extinguish of wildfire of Harariz heights in S Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
NOURABAD, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The pictures show that voluntary forces along with firefighters are trying to extinguish wildfire of Harariz heights in Nourabad, Fars Province.
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VIDEO: Ex-Mexican pres. bust in giant face mask
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) –The bust of the former president of Mexico, Adolfo Lopez Mateos has been kitted out with a giant face mask in order to raise awareness of the people amid novel corona virus pandemic.
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Turkey, UK very close to free trade deal: Cavusoglu
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Turkey and the UK are "very close" to signing a free trade agreement for…
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Europe has learned no lessons from Srebrenica Genocide
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Despite all tragedy, tears, European politicians have learned no lessons from Srebrenica Genocide, says Turkish president.
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'Ensuring Zionists' regional security top priority of US'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-11
TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem named providing the security of the Zionist regime in the region as the main target of the US.
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Anti-Trump camp in meltdown over VIDEO of dancing Roger Stone after his prison term's commuted
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Political huckster Roger Stone celebrated the commutation of his prison sentence in typically flamboyant style: by gyrating to music in a video that went viral and hit a raw nerve with his opponents and those of President Trump. | Ensnared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' probe, Stone was sentenced in February to three years in prison for interfering with the investigation and tampering with witnesses — charges the long-time Republican maintained were baseless. Trump commuted his sentence on Friday — a move that doesn't overturn his conviction, but spares him a stint behind bars. | Fa…
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Pizzagate 2.0? Wayfair forced to deny bizarre rumors its 'overpriced cabinets' are child trafficking front
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Furniture marketplace Wayfair was forced to address accusations of sex trafficking after an elaborate Pizzagate-esque conspiracy drawing connections between the names of 'overpriced' items and 'missing children' went viral. | The speculation was apparently kicked off on Reddit with user PrincessPeach1987 posting a screenshot of the furniture seller's WFX Utility cabinet collection to the site's r/conspiracy forum that highlighted the sky-high prices (between $12,699.99 and $14,499.99 for a single cabinet) and the odd names — like Samiyah, Alyvia, Yaritza, and Neriah — which allegedly matched the name…
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Tuesday 7/14: Women Voters: Intersection of Gender, Race & Voting in the 2020 Election
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-07-11
Online via Zoom…
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Historic Negro Bar, California a World Heritage Site to be considered
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-07-11
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/10/1883500…

Roots of Slavery, Black Lives Matter, Defund Police – Gerald Horne Interview
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-07-11
Interview with historian Gerald Horne on the roots of slavery, current Black Lives Matters uprisings, calls to defund police and Horne's latest book, "The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century."
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Financial Markets and National Socialism
Stephan Kaufmann and Susanne Hahn | indybay.org | 2020-07-11
Joseph Goebbels was appointed "Reich Minister for National Enlightenment and Propaganda " on March 15, 1933. "The people should begin to think and react in a unified way […]" He wanted them to stand behind the actions of the government with full sympathy and support.
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What's In A Name? $$$!
ADAM | indybay.org | 2020-07-11
Desperate for funding, Caltrain hires a consultant to find out if slapping on some new names will help it out.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/07/10/1883501…

Hoy todo listo para ver filme ´Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo ª
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-07-11
Hoy 11 de Julio °Todo listo para ver el filme ´Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo ª! -via internet-…
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Unwrapping the Riddle of Srebrenica
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-11
Churchill's famous dictum about the Soviet Union, that it was "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma," is arguably just as applicable to Srebrenica. July 11 this year will be the twenty-fifth anniversary of that landmark event of the Yugoslav wars which the late Prof. Edward Hermann, speaking somewhat less poetically than Churchill, had called "the greatest triumph of propaganda at the close of the twentieth century." | Whether we choose to view Srebrenica as a criminal investigation to sort out who and at whose direction executed prisoners of war, or as a political provocation to lay the groundwork fo…
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The U.S. Doesn't Need Another Cold War to Improve Itself
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-11
This is likely to lead to many violations of civil liberties committed in the name of national security. | Daniel LARISON | Hal Brands urges us to look on the bright side of decades of destructive international rivalry: But on balance, the Cold War was a force for equality because the reality of race relations in the U.S. was incompatible with America's efforts to win hearts and minds in the Third World. | It is true that there was significant progress on civil rights during…
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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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/trump-reopen…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/public-lands…

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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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…
rt.com/usa/494325-california-lawsuit-int…

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,…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/the-washingt…

Brenda Choresi Carter on the Power of Sheriffs, Gordon Mosser on Medicare for All & Covid-19
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-07-10
Media…
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China And Russia Promise Strong Mutual Support
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-10
China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's President Vladimir Putin Wednesday agreed to support each other in several areas to strengthen their relations as integral strategic partners. | RELATED: | Beijing Rejects US Military Maneuvers in the South China Sea | Both presidents held a telephone conversation in which Xi emphasized how in the most difficult moments of the fight against COVID-19, China and Russia helped each other. | "China is ready to continue working with the Russian si…
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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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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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Italy: 618 Migrants Arrive in Lampedusa Island in 24 Hours
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-10
Over the last 24 hours, at least 618 migrants who were navigating the Mediterranean have landed on Lampedusa island in precarious boats and humanitarian rescue ships. The overcrowding at the access point raised concerns regarding the prevention of COVID-19. | RELATED: | Mediterranean Sea: Countries Fail to Help Migrants in Distress | "Except for two exceptional cases with 95 and 268 people on board, all were mini-landings: small boats that evaded controls and landed directly on…
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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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/7/10/pitt-gra…

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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Spain imposes regional lockdowns amid resurgence of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-07-10
After ending the national lockdown, the Podemos-PSOE government is rejecting a coordinated response, leaving regional authorities with managing outbreaks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/10/spai…

Latin America Needs Access to Resources Without Generating Debt: Issuance of Special Drawing Rights
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-07-10
Latindadd See article on original site En español Latin America is going through a multiple crisis, the perfect storm is brewing in the region, with severe sanitary limitations to face the Covid-19 and in the face of the deepest recession since the Great Depression (1872-1896), the projection of contraction for the region, according to ECLAC[1] …
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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 …
globalresearch.ca/deep-recession-and-con…

By his words and actions, Trump is facilitating, proliferating the spread of Covid-19
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2020-07-10
An American president must never again be allowed to fully manage a response to any pandemic. That responsibility must be assigned to scientists and other medical experts.
nationofchange.org/2020/07/10/by-his-wor…

Bolivia: Morales Denounces De Facto Gov't Hospitals Misuse
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-10
Bolivia's former president Evo Morales demanded on Friday that the coup-born government restart the El Alto hospital, given the sanitary emergency and clinics collapse due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Interim President àÅñez Tests Positive for COVID-19 | "It is unforgivable that the de facto government does not allow the El Alto Sur hospital, built during our administration, to change the color of its walls when it could attend to Covid-19 patient…
telesurenglish.net/news/bolivia-morales-…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/10/pand…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/legal-challenge-covid-…

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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/covid-19-pandem…

China Suspends Ecuador's Shrimps Imports Over Covid-19 Fears
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-10
China is suspending shrimps imports from three Ecuadorian firms after detecting COVID-19 in its packaging, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) announced on Friday. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Unions to Demonstrate Against Government Measures | Although the frozen shrimp itself tested negative, samples from Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila SA, Empacreci SA, and Empacadora Del Pacifico Sociedad Anonima Edpacif showed six positive results as GAC warned that "there is a risk" it co…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Suspends-E…

COVID-19 Denialism is Rooted in the Settler Colonial Mindset
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume | counterpunch.org | 2020-07-10
COVID denialism in the US is problematic to say the least. The nation is facing a public health crisis that's far worse than it needs to be, as shown by the examples of countless other nations around the world that have largely suppressed the first wave. In fact, the US is one of the most…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/covid-19-den…

WHO Experts Arrived In China To Find Out COVID-19 Origins
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-10
The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday reported two scientists arrived in China to be part of a study to identify the origins of COVID-19. | RELATED: | The Pandemic Could Cause 12,000 Hunger Deaths, NGO Says | WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said the experts are specialists in animal health and epidemiology and will work along with Chinese scientists. | The two scientists will establish the groundwork and will define the scope and itinerary of the investigation. | "One of the main…
telesurenglish.net/news/who-experts-arri…

'Strengthen multilateralism' to combat global terrorism
news.un.org | 2020-07-10
Although COVID-19 has tested "national resilience, international solidarity and multilateral cooperation", we must not "pause our efforts" in the battle against terrorism, the UN counter-terrorism chief said on Friday.
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COVID-19 cases worldwide hit 12 million
news.un.org | 2020-07-10
COVID-19 cases globally have more than doubled in the past six weeks, reaching 12 million on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.
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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.
mintpressnews.com/africa-trust-stamp-cov…

Lebanon 'fast spiralling out of control' leaving many destitute and facing starvation, warns Bachelet
news.un.org | 2020-07-10
Sounding the alarm over the crippling impact of "growing economic shocks, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic" in Lebanon, the UN human rights chief called on Friday for a unified response by politicians and the people to overcome the worsening socio-economic crisis there.
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Wildlife crime putting environment and health at risk: UN report
news.un.org | 2020-07-10
The COVID-19 pandemic shows how wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment but to human health, according to a new UN report issued on Friday.
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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…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/the-limitati…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/democracy-an…

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…
counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/democracy-an…

More Than a Number
Eleanor J. Bader | progressive.org | 2020-07-10
Memorials humanize the more than 130,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States so far.
progressive.org/dispatches/more-than-a-n…

Colombia: Bogota to Start Strict, Rolling Two-Week Quarantines
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-10
Because of the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases, Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez decreed a strict quarantine for certain neighborhoods in periods of 14 days from next Monday. | RELATED: | Colombia: COVID-19 Outbreak Precedes Official Reports | "The city is on orange alert with a strict quarantine not to postpone the spike but to pass it … without the hospital system collapsing," Lopez announced on Friday. | So far, Bogota has 42,347 out of the 133,973 confirmed COVID-19…
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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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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.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(20)30198-X/fulltext?rss=yes

NTEU steps up collaboration with Australian university managements amid job cuts "tsunami"
wsws.org | 2020-07-10
The union is pushing ahead with deals to impose unprecedented sacrifices on university workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/10/unis…

Fauci Admits Penchant for Facts About Covid-19 Threat Explains Why He's Not on TV So Much Anymore
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-10
As one critic of the White House pointed out this week, keeping the top public health expert off the air makes sense if the goal is "not public safety but to avoid making the president look bad—no matter the cost." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Heat Wave and COVID-19 Clash: Tens of Millions of People at Risk in States Seeing COVID Spikes
Juan Declet-Barreto | commondreams.org | 2020-07-10
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Despite Trump Claim, Research Shows US Covid-19 Testing Rate Just 39% of Level Needed
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-10
The "short answer" to the New York Times' headline, "Is Your State Doing Enough Coronavirus Testing?" is that most states are not, the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute said Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/07/10/despite…

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.
www.democracynow.org/2020/7/10/brazil_bo…

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…
yenisafak.com/en/world/fujifilms-avigan-…

South Carolina: A … circling the COVID drain
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-10
More than 75 percent of hospital beds are already occupied across the Palmetto State, and the tidal wave of new coronavirus cases is only growing | VT: To South Carolina, as far as the pandemic goes, they are back at April 1, same as with half a dozen red states with more and more, like dumbfuck Idaho, suicidally racing there. | South Carolina is a mixed bag, Charleston is a great city, LGBTQR friendly, if not totally fucking overrun, a good visit despite mosquitoes and heat. There is a surviving, just fucking barely, gentility and charm to the American South that is being plowed into the ground by the resurgence…
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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…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/10/16-homel…

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…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

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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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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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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[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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Eleven People Drown at Closed Beach in Egypt's Alexandria – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-10
CAIRO (Sputnik) – Eleven people drowned on Friday at a beach in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, which is locked down by the authorities to stop the spread of COVID-19, media reported.
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