Daily Archives: July 12, 2020

2020-07-12: News Headlines

Fight Back (2020-07-13). On the growing economic crisis, unemployment and Marxist political economy. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! interviews Masao Suzuki, professor of economics and a leading member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. | Fight Back!: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham once said that extending the extra $600 a week in unemployment insurance would happen "over my dead body." Why are Republicans so opposed to helping out the millions of workers who lost their jobs during the current crisis? | Masao Suzuki: A common view is that the Republican party leadership is cruel and uncaring – and of course this is true. But underlying this inhumanity is the logic of capitalism, which needs what Marx called a "reserve a…

Seymour M. Hersh (2020-07-13). Remember My Lai: GIs Call Viet Killings 'Point-Blank Murder'. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on cleveland.com in November 2009, updated in January 2019. | Three American GIs who participated in March 1968 attack on "Pinkville" said in interviews released yesterday that their Army combat unit perpetrated, in the words of …

Fight Back (2020-07-13). Federal officers seriously wound Portland er. fightbacknews.org Portland, OR – In a display of state violence, federal officers sent by the Trump administration brutally attacked ers near the Justice Center in downtown Portland. In video capturing the incident, the officers can be seen firing tear gas as well as so-called 'less-lethal' munitions at the crowd. We can see Donovan LaBella, 26, being struck in the head by one of these projectiles, immediately causing him to fall to the ground unconscious and bleeding profusely before being moved to safety by fellow ers. The attack has left LaBella with facial and skull fractures requiring reconstructive surgery. | T…

Nathalia Santos Ocasio (2020-07-12). Chilean Arpilleras Sustain Political Momentum During Lockdown. zcomm.org As Covid-19 interrupts months of mass mobilizations in Chile, women continue creating political tapestries to resist state violence and systemic inequalities.

teleSUR (2020-07-12). Russia Successfully Completes COVID-19 Vaccine Trial. telesurenglish.net Russia's health authorities Sunday announced that the country has successfully concluded the clinical trial of a vaccine against COVID-19 in a group of volunteers, becoming the first country to successfully complete this fase. | RELATED: | "At this stage, the safety of the vaccine was demonstrated. It corresponds to the safety of vaccines that are currently on the market, " First Moscow State Medical University Sechenov's Institute o…

news.un (2020-07-12). A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don't shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 crisis. news.un.org In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, tax systems should be reformed, and tax avoidance and evasion reduced, to ensure an economic recovery in which everyone pays their share, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Colin Todhunter (2020-07-12). Covid-19, Hunger and Starvation in India. Globalist Takeover of India's Public Health Policy. globalresearch.ca Some might ask why India is in complete lockstep with global lockdown despite the very low COVID19-related

Ajamu Baraka (2020-07-12). Video: Race, Class and in the United States Today. globalresearch.ca American anti-war Ajamu Baraka has urged the public to stay vigilant against US "attempts to control the narrative" of the Black Lives Matter movement. | Speaking at an event organised by the Workers' Party, the national organiser of the Black …

Lawrence Wittner (2020-07-12). Humanity is an Endangered Species. zcomm.org Have you noticed recently that things are collapsing? Sure, the rightwing, nationalist rulers of many countries never stop telling us that they have made their nations "great" again. But we would have to be dislocated from reality not to notice that something is wrong―very wrong. After all, the world is currently engulfed in a coronavirus

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-07-12). From bad to worse Lebanon. thealtworld.com The US has deliberately engineered the country's economic collapse, but Hezbollah won't yield to it demands | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet sounded the alarm on Saturday that the economic situation in Lebanon was spiralling out of control and that many thousands of its people face destitution and starvation. The warning was stark. But it wasn't surprising given the relentless US pressure the country faces, which has more than crossed every conceivable red line. | Bachelet listed a number of reasons why she feared economic collapse was looming: thousands of businesses bankrupted, the Leba…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-07-13). LancetGate: "Scientific Corona Lies" and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead's Remdesivir. globalresearch.ca The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

Mike Whitney (2020-07-12). Looks Like Sweden Was Right After All. globalresearch.ca Why is the media so fixated on Sweden's coronavirus policy? What difference does it make? | Sweden settled on a policy that they thought was both sustainable and would save as many lives as possible. They weren't trying to 'show anyone …

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Foreign doctors' hopes for fast-track pandemic licenses in Canada fading. yenisafak.com Canada's effort to fast-track careers of foreign-trained doctors to meet growing patient numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in only about two dozen licenses approved in Ontario and none in British Columbia, according to medical colleges in both provinces.As Canada faced the prospect of the pandemic swamping the country's healthcare system, British Columbia created a new class of license that would allow overseas-trained doctors to practice under the supervision of a fully licensed doctor, similar to licenses that exist in other provinces, such as Alberta.In Ontario, the medical college activated a…

Mitch Jones (2020-07-12). Better-Than-Before Climate Plans Still Aren't Good Enough. commondreams.org Sunrise Movement campaigners call on Democratic House members to back a Green New Deal. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julie Hollar (2020-07-12). Corporate Media Team With Trump to Disparage Public Health Experts. commondreams.org As public health experts tirelessly work to unravel the mysteries of the Covid pandemic (and are increasingly burning out), the president of our country has constantly attacked and undermined them—and, lately, so have corporate media.

Tamika C.B. Zapolski, Ukamaka M. Oruche (2020-07-12). Racism in the U.S. Healthcare System Is Costing Black Lives. commondreams.org As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., the virus hit African Americans disproportionately hard. African Americans are still contracting the illness—and dying from it—at rates twice as high as would be expected based on their share of the population.

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Iran reports 194 more fatalities from coronavirus. yenisafak.com A further 2,186 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 252,720, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that a total of 219,993 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 3,359 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's Khuzestan, Razavi Khorasan, West Azerbaijan and Mazandaran provinces are in the red zone, the most serious indicator. The capital Tehran, Fars, Kerman, Alborz, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan, Bushehr, Hormozgan and East Azerbaijan provinces are among the high-risk regions.Since originating in China last Decembe…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). COVID-19 sickens Palestinian detainee in Israel. yenisafak.com A Palestinian detainee in Israel has contracted coronavirus, according to the Commission of Palestinian Affairs on Sunday.In a statement, the commission said Kamal Abu Wa'er, 46, was diagnosed with the virus, blaming the Israeli policy of "medical negligence" for his illness.The Israeli "policy of deliberate and systematic medical negligence has made [Palestinian] detainees vulnerable to the coronavirus and other epidemics and diseases which threaten their lives," the commission said.According to the statement, Abu Wa'er, from the town of Qabatiya in the northern West Bank, suffers from a throat cancer and is now…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Senior military officer dies of coronavirus in Iraq. yenisafak.com A senior Iraqi military officer has succumbed to coronavirus, the army said on Sunday.A military statement said Maj.-Gen Murad al-Rabi'e, commander of the infantry corps of the Iraqi army, died from COVID-19.The statement did not give any further details.Al-Rabi'e is the highest-ranking military officer to have died of the virus in Iraq since the outbreak hit the country in March.Iraq has so far recorded 75,194 infections, including 3,055 deaths and 43,079 recoveries, according to its Health Ministry.Authorities have imposed a partial curfew, banned gatherings and made the wearing of masks mandatory in an effort…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Tehran-Dubai tourist flights resumed amid outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The tourist flights of Tehran and Dubai have been resumed since July 09 during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, by observing health protocols.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran confirms 2,186 infections,194 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,186 people and claimed 194 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Air Force opens new hospital in Tehran for COVID-19 patients. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari cut the ribbon on a new hospital in Tehran on Sunday, which has been established by tIslamic Republic of Iran Air Force for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Lynda Carson (2020-07-12). Paycheck Protection Program loans to local nonprofit housing organizations. indybay.org PPP Loans During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…

_____ (2020-07-12). US Blockade Over Cuba Grows During The COVID-19 Pandemic. popularresistance.org Havana, Cuba – The US does not skimp on means to stop Cuba's development by imposing unilateral measures of extraterritorial blockade, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) denounced. | So far the year, a period marked by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as a strengthening of calls to end the US economic and commercial blockade against Cuba, Washington applied another eleven regulations, noted Johana Tablada, deputy director for the United States at MINREX. | With those restrictions, the White House obstructed banking operations and limited the arrival in this country of medical supplies, fuel, donation…

_____ (2020-07-12). COVID19 Corruption: Wealthy And Well Connected Get Rich While People Suffer. popularresistance.org While corrupt elected officials and elites feed at the public trough, the economic collapse is hitting people in the United States hard. According to the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics figures 47.2 percent of working-age people are without work and businesses are finding it impossible to pay their rent or keep their employees. The basic ability to feed children is in crisis, as nearly 14 million children in the United States went hungry in June, an increase of 10 million since 2018, and nearly three times the number of children who went hungry during the Great Recession, according to an analysis of Cen…

_____ (2020-07-12). Ajamu Baraka: Race, Class And US s Today. popularresistance.org Speaking at an event organised by the Workers' Party, the national organiser of the Black Alliance for and the 2016 Green Party candidate for vice president said that: "The current ongoing capitalist crisis has created the most serious crisis of legitimacy since the collapse of the capitalist economy during the years referred to as the Great Depression. We are now seeing, within the economy, the genocidal implications of economic conditions in which young black workers have more value as human generators of profit locked up in prisons than as participants in the economy as low wage workers." | Founded in 20…

_____ (2020-07-12). On Contact: Collateral Murder Video. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to journalist, Dean Yates, who, 13 years ago, was the head of Reuters' Baghdad bureau. On July 12, 2007, Yates learned two of his employees, Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen, had been fired on and killed by the US Army. Their deaths, and those of others, were the focus of the now-infamous video Collateral Murder, leaked by Chelsea Manning and released by Wikileaks.

RT (2020-07-12). In biggest daily increase among ALL states since start of Covid-19 epidemic, Florida confirms over 15,000 new infections. rt.com The US state of Florida reported a record spike in coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, officials announced on Sunday, as the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms a record rise in global cases as well. | The US reported a massive 66,500 new cases in 24 hours, and, in Florida, 15,299 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Sunday. | Florida's record figure, the highest among all states reported since the start of the epidemic, would rank it fourth in the world after the US, Brazil and India, if it were a country. | The state's daily new cases have also passed the highest recorded daily rate…

RT (2020-07-12). Jake Tapper says Trump would have 'saved lives' if he'd worn mask earlier, is shown 'no need for masks' clip from his own show. rt.com CNN's Jake Tapper was confronted with coverage from his own show claiming masks were "not needed" during the Covid-19 pandemic, after he tweeted Donald Trump may have saved lives if he'd worn them in public months ago. | "Some day someone will do a study on how many lives might have been saved if this happened in February or March," Tapper tweeted, reacting to the president being pictured for the first time wearing a mask. | Shaming citizens for refusing to wear masks in public — despite many states and businesses requiring them — has become commonplace on social media, but in "February or March," he…

Staff (2020-07-12). COVID Crisis Highlights Urgency of Canceling All Student Debt. truthout.org 44 million Americans hold over 1.6 trillion dollars of student debt and the cost of higher education continues to skyrocket. And it's the poor, people of color and women who are most severely impacted. The COVID-19 crisis highlights the vulnerability of debt when people are unable to find jobs or pay off loans. We look at two urgent solutions to the debt crisis. First, reporter Kathryn Styer Martinez takes a look at a free school called Berea College in Kentucky. Then, we discuss the politics of debt and how t…

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The Canary (2020-07-12). Poland holds momentous presidential election run-off. thecanary.co Voting is under way in Poland's knife-edge presidential election. It's set to be a run-off between the conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda and liberal, pro-European Union (EU) Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.Duda is backed by the ruling right-wing party and the government, as he seeks a second five-year term. Meanwhile, Trzaskowski, a former European Parliament politician, is running for the main opposition Civic Platform party.A close race: Latest polls show that the race may be decided by a very small margin. Both sides are calling to some 30 million eligible voters to cast their ballots. Turnout is expec…

The Canary (2020-07-12). Following evictions in France, refugees risk hypothermia and worse in Channel crossings. thecanary.co Refugees rescued after their boat capsized were among several groups to have tried to cross the English Channel on 11 July.The four individuals were spotted by a passing passenger ferry and were picked up by the French navy. They were found to have severe hypothermia and were taken to the French port of Calais.Nowhere to go: French authorities say they are now safe and well, but repeated warnings about the dangers of crossing the narrow strait. Meanwhile, evictions are leaving refugees with few other options.Crossings have continued as risk to refugees in the French camps considerably worsened in the wake…

The Canary (2020-07-12). As infection rate rises, government urging people to return to work and looking to ease public transport rules. thecanary.co The R number in England — that is the rate at which the infection is spreading — has

RT (2020-07-12). 'Hannibal Lecter or Darth Vader'? Trump wears mask in public for 1st time, providing meme fodder for critics. rt.com US President Donald made his first public appearance wearing a mask (dressed up with a presidential seal), during a visit to a military hospital where he met wounded soldiers and healthcare workers. | On his way to Walter Reed Army Medical Center outside Washington, the US leader explained why he finally decided to don a face covering, arguing that he's "never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place." | So there's this video of trump finally wearing a mask, and I just had to add this song to it

RT (2020-07-12). Gun store offers free rifle to Missouri couple seen guarding their home from BLM ers, after police confiscate theirs. rt.com Mark and Patricia McCloskey, now infamous for a video in which they're seen brandishing firearms at Black Lives Matter supporters, were offered a free AR-15 by a local gun store, after their own was confiscated by police. | "This couple did what they needed to do to protect private property, as the property was being ambushed. I've seen videos, and some of these so-called ers were carrying firearms, and they clearly broke the gate to make way on to the private property (A THREAT)," the owner of Alien Armory Tactical, in St. Charles, Missouri, posted on Facebook, asking followers to share his message so…

RT (2020-07-12). Man plows minivan into packed Florida church, starts fire & leads cops on high-speed chase (PHOTOS). rt.com A driver tried to burn down a Catholic church in Florida after ramming his vehicle into the building's lobby as worshipers were gathering for Mass. The suspect was arrested after a high-speed chase. | The man rammed his minivan through the front doors of the Queen of Catholic Church in Ocala, Florida on Saturday morning, local media reported, citing police. The driver then got out and threw some kind of incendiary device, starting a fire inside the church lobby. He fled the scene in his vehicle, but was pursued by police in a high-speed chase before being stopped and arrested. | The name of the suspect h…

RT (2020-07-12). 18 sailors injured as US military ship catches fire & is covered in massive plume of smoke in San Diego (PHOTO, VIDEO). rt.com The USS Bonhomme Richard has caught fire at a naval base in San Diego. Footage from the scene shows a large plume of smoke emitting from under the ship's deck; one explosion and injuries among the crew have been confirmed. | The fire triggered a massive response, with multiple fire engines and ambulances seen at the pier. | "Eighteen Sailors have been transferred to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries," US Naval Surface Forces Officials also announced that…

RT (2020-07-12). Burning barricades, 'sound weapon': at Oregon courthouse continues as arrests, injuries mount. rt.com The now-nightly standoff between BLM ers and officers guarding the courthouse in downtown Portland remains intense. On Saturday, s attempted to block the area, and accused their opponents of using a 'sound weapon.' | The Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon has been in the focus of s against racism and police brutality for more than 40 days, with tension escalating into violence on numerous occasions. On Saturday night, the demonstrators used benches to block streets around the courthouse and lit several small fires. | #BlackLivesMatter RT (2020-07-12). Why is crime spiking in NYC? 'People can't pay their rent' and need to shoplift to feed their children, says AOC. rt.com Comments from Alexandria Ocasi-Cortez on her theory about crime spiking in New York City have gone viral and been slammed relentlessly, as the congresswoman believes it all boils down to people being broke and hungry. | Asked about the increase in crime in her city during a recent virtual town hall, Ocasio-Cortez connected the stats to a bad economy putting people in desperate situations. | "Do we think this has to do with the fact that there's record unemployment in the United States right now? The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?" the De…

RT (2020-07-12). 21 injured as massive blaze & EXPLOSION cripple US military ship in San Diego (VIDEOS). rt.com The USS Bonhomme Richard has caught fire at a naval base in San Diego. Footage from the scene shows a large plume of smoke emitting from under the ship's deck; one explosion and injuries among the crew have been confirmed. | The fire triggered a massive response, with multiple fire engines and ambulances seen at the pier. | "Seventeen Sailors and four civilians are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital," US Naval Surface Forces Explosion & in…

RT (2020-07-12). 'KKK number behind white power gesture' spotted by Portland er was actually poster celebrating basketball star. rt.com A sharp-eyed er in Portland claimed she spotted a white supremacist hate symbol taunting her from a window of the BLM-besieged federal court. Further investigation, though, showed it was actually a basketball fan's poster. | The picture showing a hand gesturing "OK" was spotted inside the Hatfield Courthouse by one of the people ing against racism and police brutality in downtown Portland, Oregon. It may seem innocent enough, but the gesture stands for "White Power,"

Steven Sahiounie (2020-07-12). Palestinians Will Not Live in Until the Saudi Royal Family Is Gone. globalresearch.ca Palestine | 5 million Palestinians live under

Patrick Cockburn (2020-07-12). Trump's Defense of the South's Post Civil War Culture Goes Beyond Racism. zcomm.org Trump's defense of Confederate culture is not only a defense of racism, but also of other Old South born attitudes towards women, guns, abortion, evangelical Christianity, paramilitary policing, crime and punishment, and the role of government…

_____ (2020-07-12). The Fall of Plahotniuc and a New Hope for Moldova. strategic-culture.org In June 2019, the small landlocked nation of Moldova found itself in a life or death struggle between two opposing futures: Oligarchs like the notorious Vladimir Plahotniuc had worked diligently for years to bring this nation into the hull of the collapsing NATO-EU Titanic while nationalists sought to re-align Moldova's future with the new emerging Multipolar Alliance led by China and Russia. | The greatest moment of decision (until now) occurred in June 2019 when elections resulted in a three-way split between a pro-Russian Socialist Party, the pro-EU ACUM and another pro-western Democratic Party run by the arch…

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-12). US Hostility Toward China. Military Encirclement, Visa Bans, Backlash on US Economy. globalresearch.ca Geopolitics of both right wings of the US war party is polar opposite what just societies cherish — seeking dominance over other nations by brute force if other tactics to achieve its aims fail. | Mutual cooperation and respect for the …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-12). 25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre Big Lie that Won't Die. globalresearch.ca Big Lies and deception about what happened in Srebrenica a generation ago were part of the 1990s rape of Yugoslavia by the Clinton co-presidency and NATO killing machine. | Events of that time were and remain one of history's great crimes …

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). 4 Afghan police forces killed in Daykundi Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Four Afghan security forces have been killed in a Taliban attack on a police station on Sunday.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-12). Indictment of Kosovo establishment for war crimes has major implications for region. peoplesdispatch.org Recently, the Specialist Prosecutor's Office announced that it had filed indictments with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers against Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, former parliamentary speaker Kadri Veseli and others on charges of war crimes…

Pepe Escobar (2020-07-12). Iran and China Turbo-charge the New Silk Roads. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Two of the US's top "strategic threats" are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads — the leading 21st century project of economic integration across …

teleSUR (2020-07-12). Colombia: Another FARC ex-Combatant Killed in Meta. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) political party Saturday announced the murder of another ex-combatant in the municipality of La Uribe, department of Meta. | RELATED: | "We denounce another murder. Fredy Fajardo Avila was killed in La Uribe, Meta. With this comrade, 217 signatories have been murdered in the last years," the political party announced on its Twitter account. | FARC deman…

Fight Back (2020-07-12). For his 70th birthday, we demand 'Free Simón Trinidad!'. fightbacknews.org Colombian revolutionary and political prisoner of the U.S. empire, Simón Trinidad, will have his 70th birthday in solitary confinement in a federal Supermax prison. Simón Trinidad, born Ricardo Palmera, is languishing in the Florence, Colorado Supermax prison after a bogus extradition to the United States in 2004, convicted on trumped-up charges, and sentenced to 60 years. | Organizers with the National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera are asking people to email their birthday greetings for Simón to before his birthday on July 30. On…

Terry Everton (2020-07-12). You Have the Right to Keep Silent If You Want to Remain Employed. dissidentvoice.org One of the most effective weapons in the corporate employer's fuck you arsenal is the employment at will clause. It's the trump card that stacks the deck against you regardless of the winning hand you think you're holding, relegating you instead to the chump pile of players who stayed in the game one bet too …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-12). Tens of thousands of Greeks agitate against law curbing s. peoplesdispatch.org Over the past few weeks, s have been held across Greece against a law introduced by the New Democracy government that will impose strict restrictions on demonstrations. The Communist Party of Greece and leftist trade unions have been in the forefront of these s.

Carlos Martins Branco (2020-07-12). Was Srebrenica a Hoax? Eye-Witness Account of a Former United Nations Military Observer in Bosnia. globalresearch.ca The mass graves are filled by a limited number of corpses from both sides, the consequence of heated battle and combat and not the result of a premeditated plan of genocide.

Stephen Karganovic (2020-07-12). War in the Balkans, Srebrenica: The Memoirs of a Portuguese keeper. globalresearch.ca War pretext incidents. First published by SCF and Global Research in July 2017. Today July 11, 2020. 25 years ago Srebrenica, July 11, 1995 | Featured image: Gravestones at the Potoƒçari genocide memorial near Srebrenica (Source: Wikimedia Commons) | General Carlos Martins …

Stephen Karganovic (2020-07-12). The ICTY Srebrenica Trials: The Unseen Evidence. globalresearch.ca Srebrenica: July 11, 1995. Twenty-five years ago | One of the key evidentiary issues that arose during several ICTY Srebrenica trials was the right of the accused to conduct an independent examination of the forensic evidence used against them. That right …

Felix Thomson, Julia Wallace & Mark Ostapiak (2020-07-12). Why and How SEIU Members Are Calling on Our Union to Expel Cops. zcomm.org This is the moment for us as rank-and-file members to make clear that the priorities of our union should be the well-being of our fellow members and our common humanity…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-12). Propaganda Brainwashing, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com ~ | The focus shouldn't just be on bad things done by individual plutocrats — Gates did X, Bezos did Y etc. The primary focus should be on how we shouldn't have a system which allows any individual to have that much power over our world. No individual should have that much power to do that much harm. | ~ | You couldn't create a more perfect profit-generating scheme than war. Entire civilizations can be streamlined into the task of cranking out top-of-the-line, name-brand killing machines at the drop of a false flag. War will continue as long as human behavior is driven by profit. | ~ | If you want more of s…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-12). Emirates may lay off 9,000 employees due to pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Emirates president Tim Clark said that nearly 15% of the 60,000 staff would be laid off due to the pandemic-induced economic crisis. He said that already, a tenth had lost their jobs…

teleSUR (2020-07-12). Petition to UN on Afro-Bolivian Union Leader Elena Flores. telesurenglish.net A recent petition to the United Nations has called for attention to the political imprisonment and human rights abuses against Afro-Bolivian union leader Elena Flores. | RELATED: | Flores is the President of the Departmental Association of Coca Producers (Adepcoca) union of coca growers in her home territory of Yungas, where she's been a labour organizer since her youth. | The leader has been held as a political p…

teleSUR (2020-07-12). Trump Suggested To Sell Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria. telesurenglish.net Former U.S. Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Elaine C. Duke revealed that President Donald Trump suggested selling Puerto Rico to avoid the US from having the burden of helping it recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. | RELATED: | "In the face of the devastation in Puerto Rico Island, Trump thought like a businessman. He asked if it was possible to 'sell the island or outsource the electricity ¥,…

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-07-12). Why a 'New Deal' can't be just switched on today. peoplesdispatch.org The globalization of finance means that any State that violates the dictates of finance, such as by attempting a New Deal financed by a larger fiscal deficit or taxes on the rich, runs the risk of a capital flight from its shores and hence a financial crisis…

Newsclick (2020-07-12). US quitting WHO will hit global responses to pandemics, vaccine development. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the US decision to leave the World Health Organization. He points out that this is yet another instance of US exceptionalism and describes how the country iis one of the largest beneficiaries of WHO's vaccine program.

teleSUR (2020-07-12). Iraq: US Military Convoy Attacked, No Casualties. telesurenglish.net A U.S. military convoy operated by Iraqi citizens was set on fire Saturday night in Al Diwaniyah city, Iraq. | RELATED: | "A group of attackers forced the four trucks in the convoy to stop," according to official sources. | The drivers were taken out of the vehicles as the attackers set the convoy's trucks on fire. | The convoy's operators were Iraqi citizens transporting supplies from Basra to one of the U.S. bases in I…

Ali Salam (2020-07-12). Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Soldiers, Including those Assaulted by Settlers. imemc.org The Israeli forces, at dawn Saturday, stormed several Palestinian-owned homes and abducted Palestinian civilians during invasions into different occupied West Bank towns, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said, Israeli soldiers stormed the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in the northern West Bank and abducted two Palestinian young men …

Unicorn Riot (2020-07-12). MN Freedom Fighters Form A Community Safety Net. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — An armed security force, the MN Freedom Fighters, are now a regular sight providing security at s and patrolling Broadway Avenue. | It started via a call out for a community patrol group for the Northside from Minneapolis NAACP's President, Leslie Redmond, a…

Nick Martin (2020-07-12). After the End of Native Mascots. zcomm.org Once the slurs and caricatures are gone, we're left to reconcile the erasure, tokenization, and colonization that exist beyond them…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). UK examining infrastructure to smooth flow of EU trade: Gove. yenisafak.com Britain is looking at developing infrastructure in south-east England to stop the major freight crossing to France becoming blocked when the transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said."There will be specific pieces of infrastructure that we put in place in order to smooth the flow of traffic," he told the BBC's Andrew Marr.He said the British government would be saying more about the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland later this month.

Tony Cartalucci (2020-07-12). The UK Reading Stabbings: Al Qaeda LIFG Terrorists Supported by UK. Product of British Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca It should surprise no one paying attention that the suspect in the recent stabbing spree in Reading, UK was not only known to British security agencies as an extremist and security threat, but that he comes from the pool of …

Ted Snider (2020-07-12). How Many Ways Can Israel Wage War on Iran Before the Media Reports Israel Is Waging War on Iran? commondreams.org Satellite images of Natanz Nuclear Plant. (Photo: Google [before] and Iran International [after]) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-12). Adding Insult to the 'Injury of Colonialism,' Trump Suggested Selling Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, Former Advisor Says. commondreams.org According to a New York Times interview with Elaine Duke, who served as Homeland Security Secretary from 2017 to 2018, the president suggested selling Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria when it became clear the federal government would have to assist with a major recovery effort. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-12). Nation's Teachers and Pediatricians Demand Major Federal Investment In Schools to Allow for Safe Reopening. commondreams.org "It's incredible to me that the federal government would see the necessity of bailing out airlines and banks and not see the need to do something similar for the public schools in this country," said one San Diego teacher. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Kuttner (2020-07-12). Biden's New Economic Nationalism. zcomm.org Better Than You May Think. And some of it seems to have been inspired by Elizabeth Warren…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Turkey revokes experience requirement for central bank deputy governor. yenisafak.com According to a decree published on the gazette, signed by President Tayyip Erdogan, the phrase "worked for at least ten years in relation to their professions" in the central bank law, was removed.The provision, which envisages 20% of the bank's annual profit to be reserved as a reserve fund, has been repealed, the same decree said."The accumulated reserve funds can be distributed annually by participating in the profit, except for the reserve fund set aside from the last year's profit," the decree said.In May, the bank announced it had an annual net profit of 44.73 billion lira ($6.52 billion) in 2019.Last month…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Over 500,000 Hong Kongers cast " vote against new security laws. yenisafak.com Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city's opposition camp says is a symbolic vote against tough national security laws directly imposed by Beijing.The unofficial poll will decide the strongest pro-democracy candidates to contest Legislative Council elections in September, when they aim to ride a wave of anti-China sentiment stirred by the law to seize control for the first time from pro-Beijing rivals.While the primaries are only for the opposition camp, observers are watching closely as they say the turnout will serve as a test of…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Education Secretary wants US schools open, offers no safety plan. yenisafak.com Education Secretary Betsy DeVos kept up the administration's push to reopen U.S. schools in the fall on Sunday, but failed to embrace any blueprint – including federal health guidelines – for how that could be done safely."We know that children get the virus at a far lower rate than any other part of the population. There is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them," DeVos told CNN's "State of the Union."She did not offer any details on how her department would advise or help school districts and states with their reopenings amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Bangladesh: Over half of virus patients have recovered. yenisafak.com The number of coronavirus infections and death toll is climbing in Bangladesh — but so is its recovery rate. More than 50% of all patients have regained health since the virus was first reported in the country earlier this year, authorities said on Sunday. | The number of recoveries stand at 93,614 with 5,580 additions in the past 24 hours, latest figures by the Health Ministry show. | As many as 2,666 more people tested positive, while 47 succumbed to the virus, taking the caseload to 183,795 including 2,352 deaths. | Some 11,059 samples were tested in 77 labs across the country in the said period, bringin…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Trump's push to reopen schools part of bid to boost suburban standing. yenisafak.com President Donald Trump's demand for U.S. schools to fully reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic is central to an emerging re-election strategy that seeks to resuscitate his flagging support in the nation's critical suburbs.Trump in recent weeks has taken stances on hot-button issues his campaign hopes will appeal to suburban voters, particularly women, who have soured on the Republican president since his 2016 election and continue to move away as the virus rages across the country and the economy sputters.Along with aggressively pushing for students to return to classrooms – "Schools must be open in the…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Lebanon records new coronavirus infection high with more than 100 cases. yenisafak.com Lebanon has recorded more than 100 new coronavirus infections in the last day, its highest daily increase yet, with most of the cases among workers of a cleaning company, the health minister said on Sunday."To reassure people, the source is known," health minister Hamad Hassan told broadcaster LBC. He added that up to 75% of the cases were linked to what he described as a big cleaning company, were symptom-free and non-Lebanese.Hassan said 800 workers from the cleaning company in question needed to be tested, along with another 1,000 workers from two other companies with whom they were connected."The number will…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Hungary imposes border checks, quarantine to prevent spread of virus. yenisafak.com Hungary has imposed new restrictions on cross-border travel as of next Wednesday in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in new cases in several countries, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Sunday.Under the new rules, Hungarian nationals returning from high risk countries listed as "yellow" and "red" will have to go through health checks at the border and will have to go into quarantine. The same applies to foreigners coming from "yellow" countries, but their entry will be banned from "red" countries.Countries in the Balkans and neighbouring Ukraine belong to the red cat…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Yemen army seizes arms shipment to rebels in Hodaydah. yenisafak.com Yemeni forces seized an arms shipment to Houthi rebels in Al-Hudaydah province in western Yemen, according to the army on Sunday.A military statement said the shipment included light and medium weapons, ammunition and mortar shells.According to the statement, government forces had aborted several attempts to smuggle weapons and explosives to Houthi rebels, but without giving further details.There was no comment from the Houthi group on the claim.Yemen has been devastated by a conflict that escalated in March 2015 after Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized the capital Sanaa and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Lebanese Christian cleric seen to criticise Hezbollah, allies over crisis. yenisafak.com Lebanon's top Christian cleric stepped up criticism of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah and its allies without naming them on Sunday, saying Lebanese rejected being isolated from their allies and driven into decline.Lebanon is suffering a financial meltdown which marks the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war.For the second sermon in a row, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai stressed the importance of Lebanon's neutrality, implicit criticism of the heavily armed Hezbollah over its support for Iran in conflicts with Sunni-led Gulf Arab states.Rai carries weight as the head of t…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Pope 'very pained' by decision to turn Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum into mosque. yenisafak.com Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey's decision to make Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move."My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of Santa Sophia and I am very pained," he said during his weekly blessing in St. Peter's Square.

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Casualties feared in Azerbaijan-Armenia border clash. yenisafak.com Casualties are feared as an armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia broke out in the border region on Sunday, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said.In a statement it said that Armenian army fired at positions held by Azerbaijan in the Tovuz region.The conflict continues, it said, adding that the situation is in control of Azerbaijani army.Additional information would be provided to the public in due course, the ministry added. There are no diplomatic relations between the two neighboring countries.*Writing by Dilara Hamit in Ankara…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Russia's Nornickel reports another fuel leak in Arctic. yenisafak.com A subsidiary of Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel said on Sunday that up to 20 tonnes of aviation fuel had leaked from its pipeline in the Arctic.Arctic environment security has been in the spotlight at Nornickel's assets since another leak of 21,000 tonnes of diesel from Nornickel's power plant near the city of Norilsk on May 29."A pipeline owned by Norilsktransgaz was depressurized while pumping aviation fuel in the area of Tukhard settlement," Norilsktransgaz said in a statement."According to the preliminary data, as a result of the depressurization, which lasted about 15 minutes, there was a spill of up to…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Libya, UN discuss reform of security sector. yenisafak.com Libya's Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha held talks via video conference on Sunday with the acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, to discuss Libyan plans to reform the security sector."We are determined to move forward in implementing the reform programs in the security sector, which must be locally-designed and nationwide under the Libyan leadership for the security and welfare of the citizens," Bashagha said on Twitter.Since April 2019, warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegitimate forces have launched attacks on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and other parts of northwestern Liby…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Four-point plan led Moro to get autonomy in Philippines. yenisafak.com A four-point program helped the Moro people living in the southern Philippines achieve their goal, said the chief minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).Addressing an international webinar — titled An Islamic Way of Struggle: Bangsamoro Perspective — on Saturday, Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim said the plan formed the basis of his struggle."There were disagreements over the administration of the MNLF [Moro National Liberation Front] and ideological impasses," he said, referring to a division in the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in 1978, seven years after its foundation.Ebr…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iraqi MP urges for issuing intl. arrest warrant for Trump. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iraqi lawmaker Hassan Salem has called for issuing an international arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over his order to assassinate Lieutenant General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). A closer look at Iran-Syria military cooperation agreement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The agreement on military, defense, and security cooperation between Iran and Syria has sent a wave of fear through the Zionist camp.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran among leading Asian countries in FinTech: VP Sattari. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The Vise President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari said that Iran is one of the leading countries in Asia in the field of FinTech (Financial Technology).

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iranian airline to resume Tehran-Istanbul flights on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iran Air, the airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will resume flights between Tehran and Istanbul as of Monday, July 13, according to an official.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Police bust 389kg of opium in Kermanshah prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The police forces of the western province of Kermanshah have busted two consignments of opium, with a combined volume of 398 kilograms, in the past day.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Saudi-led coalition violates ceasefire in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Saudi mercenaries violated the ceasefire in Yemen and launched a series of attacks on Marib, Al-Jawf, and Al-Bayda provinces.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Parliament open session on Sunday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The open session of the Iranian Parliament was held in the presence of Vice Speaker Seyyed Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi and 195 lawmakers on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Parl. to pursue 'look to East', diversifying trade partners. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that having a look to the East and diversifying trade partners of Iran are on the Parliament's agenda as factors that can solve the country's economic problems.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran issues license for 14 crypto mining centers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — According to the deputy head of Tavanir company, the Islamic Republic has issued permits for the activity of 14 cryptocurrency mining centers, each with a capacity of 300 megawatts.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Leader urges unity as key to overcome enemies' plots. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said unity among people and the authorities is the key to overcoming the plots of the enemies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Outgoing Spanish amb. meets with FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Spain's ambassador to Iran Eduardo López Busquets met and held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). '279 shipments of oil products loaded under sanctions'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The Managing Director of Hormozgan PMO announced that despite the US sanctions, 279 shipments of oil products and hydrocarbons have been loaded at the Persian Gulf Oil Port as of March 20 to be exported to the world.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Govt. ready to coop. with Parl. for country's development. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his administration is ready to establish fair cooperation and interaction with the Parliament for the development and progress of the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). If JCPOA obligations were fulfilled, world could be different. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — On the eve of the anniversary of JCPOA, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said that the world could be different if the obligations were fulfilled.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Ex envoy objects over US effort to extend arm embargo on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) —The former Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan expressed his objection over US effort to extend the arms embargo on Iran, stressing that such futile efforts are not acceptable to the member States of the Security Council.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Commander of Mostazafin Basij (Volunteer Forces) Organization said that Islamic Republic of Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries.

Pivot to (2020-07-12). Saturday 7/11: Why There Should be a Pivot to , Not War with China. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Eren Duzgan (2020-07-12). Capitalism, Coronavirus and the Road to Extinction. indybay.org The only way to 're-embed' our economies and save our lives from ecological collapse is by intervening in the very heart of the beast: land and human beings need to be taken out of the market. The beast is not tameable; it needs to be killed.

Justin Valenzuela (2020-07-12). Operation Twilight Lockdown: Occupying Mayor Lily Mei's House (Fremont, CA). indybay.org We, the people of Fremont, took direct action by occupying space on July 6th, from 8pm till past midnight at the Mayor Lily Mei's neighborhood. Drawing attention to #blacklivesmatter, #landback, and demanding to #defundfremontpd.

Feminist Majority Foundation & others (2020-07-12). Thursday 7/16: "Capturing The Flag" Voter Suppression Film & Town Hall w/ Starring Voting Rights . indybay.org Online…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-07-12). 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-…

John Malkin (2020-07-12). 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."

Women's March Action (2020-07-12). Tuesday 7/14: Women Voters: Intersection of Gender, Race & Voting in the 2020 Election. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

TAECI (2020-07-12). Mysterious National Police Group Wants Palo Alto to Remove Assata Shakur from BLM Mural. indybay.org In recent days a national police group contacted the city of Palo Alto. They want the depiction of 1970's Black Liberation Army Assata Shakur removed from the 17 foot high BLM mural in front of City Hall. Assata happens to be Tupac Shakur's aunt.

The Revolutionary United Front (2020-07-12). Tuesday 7/21: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd s Pt. 4. indybay.org Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…

Register & Freedom or Green (2020-07-12). Unemployment Claims Still Not Paid; Picketlines Needed. indybay.org Today's check of the Twitter, twitter.com/search?q=%23EDDFailOfTheDay&…, shows that the Unemployment office is still not paying claims dating back to March and private profit contractor Deloitte is still allowed to touch confidential information and pretend to process these basic claims when Deloitte should be fired immediately for obvious violation of its contract to pay the claims immediately.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2020-07-12). Saturday 8/15: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group – The Deficit Myth. indybay.org Online via zoom. | EMAIL STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM FOR ZOOM INFO A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING.

Stephan Kaufmann and Susanne Hahn (2020-07-12). 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.

_____ (2020-07-12). How The FBI 'Toppled Presidents' In Brazil. popularresistance.org Natalia Viana, editor from the respected Brazilian investigative journalism site Agência Pública, recently published a 5 part series based on information shared from leaked Telegram conversations revealed by Intercept Brasil as part of the Vaza Jato scandal. | In the series, she shows how Lava Jato task force director, public prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol, received financial compensation through an asset sharing scheme based on kickbacks from fines that the US Government collected from Brazilian companies and individuals. According to Viana, during a meeting in which they negotiated the asset sharing deal, Deltan r…

_____ (2020-07-12). Bolivia's Struggle To Restore Democracy After OAS Instigated Coup. popularresistance.org Today, Bolivia stands at a crossroads. In June 2020, popular calls were mounting for new elections and the restoration of democracy, despite the ongoing repression. In response to this pressure, on June 22, àÅñez signed off on legislation to hold new elections in September. Former president Carlos Mesa (2003-2005) of the right-wing Citizens Community Party would face off against the MAS candidate, former Minister of Finance (2006-2019), Luis Arce. àÅñez's decision drew the ire of Minister of Government, Arturo Murillo, who characterizes the most popular political party in the country as narco-terroris…

_____ (2020-07-12). Seattle: Get Police Out Of Handling Homeless. popularresistance.org The National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness wrote to the mayor of Seattle this week demanding the removal of the Seattle police department from a team handling homelessness. | It recommended that the $2.6 million that goes to police to address the issue instead go to organizations that specialize in serving Indigenous people experiencing homelessness. | Coalition partners Chief Seattle Club, Mother Nation, Seattle Indian Health Board and United Indians of All Tribes Foundations signed the Wednesday letter. | "Police officers are not the best-suited to respond to our homeless community's needs," Mi…

_____ (2020-07-12). The Struggle For No Police In Los Angeles Schools: Victory In Sight. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade's long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural and hopeful motion to make "defund the police" a reality. Her motion, expressing gratitude to the national Black uprising, called for cutting the $70 million budget of the Los Angeles School Police Department—with 350 armed officers—by 50% in 2021, 75% in 2022, and 90% in 2023—essentially phasing out the entire department. We think "50%, 75%, 90%" is a model for the "Defund the Police" movement national…

_____ (2020-07-12). Symbolism And African (Black) Men (Mostly) With Guns. popularresistance.org The video was circulating endlessly this past weekend. Seemingly dozens of primarily African men (with a sprinkling of women) carrying semi-automatic weapons, marching, and chanting, in formation. Apparently, headed for the Ku Klux Klan headquarters in rural Georgia, U.S. It wasn't clear what happened once or if they reached their destination, but its safe to say that the centuries old vision of African people putting the Klan out of their misery once and for all didn't take place. | For the most part, the reaction, primarily from colonized people, particularly African women, was support for this action. And, for…

_____ (2020-07-12). Unlikability: a Trait That Plagues Right-Wing Leaders. strategic-culture.org Likability is a trait that politicians across the political spectrum seek to achieve during their careers. Achieving popularity among the masses requires empathy and rationality, two elements that politicians of the right-wing, many of whom believe they are "populists," lack. With the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, an overwhelming majority of those political leaders who have seen their popularity rise are those who cared more for the health and safety of their constituents than in the value of stock market shares. | The linkage between political likability and possessing empathy for others is routinely see…

Staff (2020-07-12). More Than 20 Million People in US Face Eviction by the End of September. truthout.org One in five Americans who live in More tha…

Staff (2020-07-12). Man Killed by Mexican Police for Not Wearing Mask Sparks Movement. truthout.org In Mexico the police will kill you for not wearing a mask and the state will disappear you for demanding justice. This is the conclusion drawn by Alejandro Puerto, a young grassroots political in the state of Jalisco, who spoke with Truthout about the violence and repression doled out by the state government of Gov. Enrique Alfaro. | Inspired by the uprising against police brutality happening in the United States and tired of the regular abuses committed by state security forces at home…

Staff (2020-07-12). Trump Commutes 40-Month Sentence of Longtime Ally Roger Stone. truthout.org Government ethics watchdogs and congressional Democrats were among those outraged late Friday after President Donald Trump announced his commutation of his longtime associate Roger Stone's Trump

Staff (2020-07-12). Post-Pandemic Education Must Move Beyond Mere Job Training. truthout.org Roughly 11 years after the Great Recession, the social and economic inequality of the U.S. has been laid bare by a pandemic. This time, however, there is no skills gap to

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-07-12). Kissinger's Adoration of the 1815 Congress of Vienna: A Master Key into Universal History. globalresearch.ca The incredibly shrinking Henry Kissinger is known for many things, but a revolutionary is not one of them. Over the years of service to the empire, the career geopolitician has been consistent in his unfailing commitment to | 1) destroy the …

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…

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…

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…

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…

teleSUR (2020-07-11). Venezuela Extends the State of Alarm to Prevent COVID-19 Spread. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vicepresident Delcy Rodriguez Saturday announced the State of Constitutional Alert's extension for another 30 days to prevent the COVID-19 spread in the country. | RELATED: | "As Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro requested, we are extending the quarantine for another month, as we make a special call to the Caracas' citizens to stay at home and comply with all the precautionary measures," Rodriguez…

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…

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 …

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…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Teachers speak out against Trump's push to reopen schools. wsws.org The WSWS spoke with two teachers about the dangerous push by the Trump administration to reopen schools in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic spirals out of control.

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.

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.

teleSUR (2020-07-11). Russia Offers Latin America a Drug to Cure COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Russia's Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) director Kiril Dmitriyev Saturday announced Latin American countries will be the firsts to receive the drug Avifavir for COVID-19 treatment. | RELATED: | The Russian Embassy in Guatemala, along with with the RDIF, officially presented Avivafir for Latin America and the Caribbean. | "Many countries don't have any antiviral drugs, and Russia is prepared to meet those nations' needs," Dmitriyev assured…

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.

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…

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.

teleSUR (2020-07-11). COVID-19 Cases Soar in Latin America and the Caribbean in July. telesurenglish.net In the first days of July, Latin America registered over 650,000 new positive COVID-19 and 23,000 deaths, which shows that the disease has accelerated significantly in the region. | RELATED: | Latin American and Caribbean's governments informed that this area has so far 3,236,063 infections and 139,809 deaths. | This means that in July alone, COVID-19 had a jump of 662,140 infected patients and 23,652 new deaths in the a…

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.

WSWS (2020-07-11). Australia's national cabinet steps up "reopening" despite COVID-19 surge. wsws.org Since the government leaders started lifting restrictions at breakneck speed in late May, the number of new confirmed infections has begun to soar.

RT (2020-07-11). Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized with Covid-19. rt.com Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood megastar who is widely considered in India as the country's greatest living actor, has been diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalized. | "I have tested Covid positive [and been] shifted to hospital," Bachchan announced on Twitter to his 43.2 million followers. | The 77-year-old said all his family members had since been tested for coronavirus, and were awaiting their results. He urged everyone with whom he'd been in contact over the past 10 days to get tested too. | T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-11). With Covid-19 Deaths on the Rise, Hardest-Hit States Report Hospitals are Near Capacity Following Early Reopenings. commondreams.org Following weeks of warnings from public health experts, hospitals in two of the hardest-hit states showed signs that the pandemic has spun out of control in the United States' current epicenters. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-07-11). Okinawans 'shocked' & demand transparency after Covid-19 outbreaks at US bases increase Japanese prefecture's case toll by 40%. rt.com Dozens of US troops at two bases on the Japanese island of Okinawa have been confirmed infected with the coronavirus. Local authorities demanded transparency from the Pentagon, and an adequate response to the massive outbreak. | Rigorous contact tracing and isolation of those infected had so far allowed the island prefecture to keep the number of confirmed cases at about 150, with only seven fatalities. Overall, as of July 10, Japan Okinawa Governor Tamaki Denny said local…

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.

RT (2020-07-11). Tens of thousands of Israelis over Netanyahu's handling of Covid-19 crisis (VIDEOS). rt.com Massive crowds have packed into one of the largest squares in Tel-Aviv on Saturday to over how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has handled the coronavirus pandemic and its harsh economic fallout. | The rally at Rabin Square, which is a traditional spot in the city, was staged by self-employed, small business owners and students, who claim that, unlike salaried workers, they never received financial help that was promised by the government. | The demonstrators, who neglected social-distancing rules, carried banners, which read "Let us breathe" and jokingly asked for charity money to be sent to…

WSWS (2020-07-11). Netanyahu acquires dictatorial powers citing Israel's upsurge in COVID-19 cases. wsws.org The prime minister gave himself and the cabinet emergency powers to impose pandemic restrictions for up to a week before lawmakers can discuss, amend or cancel them.

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

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

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…

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.

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…

_____ (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…

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…

RT (2020-07-11). Saint Petersburg records big spike in June deaths as Covid-19 epidemic continues. rt.com The mortality rate in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-biggest city and former capital, reached a 10-year high in June. According to the city civil registry office, 7,106 people died – far higher than 4,575 last year. | In addition, according to Russian news service Interfax, the city's death rate exceeded 6,000 people just three times in the last ten years – January 2016, January 2017, and March 2018. | The high death rate in Saint Petersburg is likely worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. The metropole ranks second among Russian regions – behind only Moscow – and official figures show that the city saw 1,520 d…

RT (2020-07-11). Serbian police arrest 71 ers, including Brit, as mayhem over Covid-19 restrictions continues. rt.com Police in Serbia have arrested dozens of people, including a Briton and a Tunisian, as crowds of ers pelted stones at cops in Belgrade. Serbia's government and police have accused "foreign factors" of instigating unrest. | The Serbian capital was consumed by unrest for the fourth night in a row on Friday, in what President Aleksandar Vucic described as "pure terrorism." Crowds chucked flares at parliament and hurled stones at the lines of riot police outside the building. | 71 people were arrested on Friday night, police director Vladimir Rebic said at a press conference on Saturday, per AFP. | Also on…

sputniknews (2020-07-11). 'Dread and Horror': Healthcare Expert Draws Grim Prospects of New US Spike in COVID-19 Cases. sputniknews.com The first signs of a spike in coronavirus infections in America emerged two weeks after the start of anti-racism demonstrations and riots in the US and took a turn for the worst a week later, as states continued to reopen their economies.

Staff (2020-07-11). Raising Corporate Taxes Could Help Cities Facing COVID-19 Budget Crises. truthout.org The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has strained municipal budgets, even as cities have been on the frontlines of the public health emergency and the rising eviction crisis. The federal government is balking at approving aid to states and municipalities, sparking calls for cutbacks in vital public services. Instead, local elected officials should explore options for generating new revenue in ways that help reduce the inequalities that have worsened the effects of the crisis. | This is…

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.

Till J Bugaj, Anna Cranz, Christoph Nikendei (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation. thelancet.com 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.

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…

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).

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.

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...

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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

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…

teleSUR (2020-07-11). Trump Plans To Meet With President Maduro, Bolton Says. telesurenglish.net U.S National Security's Former Advisor John Bolton Friday said President Donald Trump plans to meet Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro if the White House leader is re-elected in November. | RELATED: | Bolton assured Trump plans to meet Nicolas Maduro regardless of "the damage to the opposition" that this may cause. | "I believe he will continue to support the opposition until November's elections. It remains to…

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-11). Be Outwardly Collectivist And Inwardly Individualist. thealtworld.com Individualism could theoretically work as a political system, in a hypothetical world where nobody is ever helpless and the planet has infinite resources and the ecosystem is infinitely robust. But we do not live in such a world. | 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…

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.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-11). Liberals Are Crazy Idiots. thealtworld.com Whenever John McCain is trending on Twitter I like to try and float a reminder of what a disgusting warmonger he was on top of the trend to disrupt the worshipful hagiography within the mainstream liberal echo chamber. | John McCain was a bloodthirsty warmongering psychopath and the world is better off without him. Death is nature's cancel culture. | — Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) It's a provocation. I freely admit this. But it's a provocation with a fuse that should not exist (nobody should object to som…

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.

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.

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). 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)…

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…

RT (2020-07-11). So, no UFOs or secret arms tests? Investigators say they've uncovered true cause behind mysterious Dyatlov Pass deaths in 1959. rt.com The gruesome, unexplained deaths of Soviet hikers at the Dyatlov Pass in 1959 have inspired countless theories about UFOs and even secret military tests. Now, Russian sleuths have revealed that nature's wrath killed the group. | Nine graduate students from a local technical university in the Urals region, led by Igor Dyatlov, embarked on their ill-fated hiking trip in February of that year. Being experienced and well-equipped for the journey, they were planning to cover 350km on skis through extremely harsh terrain in the northern Ural Mountains. | It was all going fine initially and many happy photos left by…

RT (2020-07-11). North Korea warns UK will 'pay price' for brazen sanctions, and calls it 'US puppet'. rt.com North Korea has warned the UK will pay a price for its "despicable political scheme" to impose sanctions on its government ministries, and recommends London stops "blindly" following Washington's lead. | "The United Kingdom, a puppet of the United States, committed a provocation," by imposing sanctions, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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LancetGate: "Scientific Corona Lies" and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead's Remdesivir
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-13
The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.
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On the growing economic crisis, unemployment and Marxist political economy
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-13
Fight Back! interviews Masao Suzuki, professor of economics and a leading member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. | Fight Back!: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham once said that extending the extra $600 a week in unemployment insurance would happen "over my dead body." Why are Republicans so opposed to helping out the millions of workers who lost their jobs during the current crisis? | Masao Suzuki: A common view is that the Republican party leadership is cruel and uncaring – and of course this is true. But underlying this inhumanity is the logic of capitalism, which needs what Marx called a "reserve a…
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Remember My Lai: GIs Call Viet Killings 'Point-Blank Murder'
Seymour M. Hersh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-13
This article was originally published on cleveland.com in November 2009, updated in January 2019. | Three American GIs who participated in March 1968 attack on "Pinkville" said in interviews released yesterday that their Army combat unit perpetrated, in the words of …
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Federal officers seriously wound Portland er
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-13
Portland, OR – In a display of state violence, federal officers sent by the Trump administration brutally attacked ers near the Justice Center in downtown Portland. In video capturing the incident, the officers can be seen firing tear gas as well as so-called 'less-lethal' munitions at the crowd. We can see Donovan LaBella, 26, being struck in the head by one of these projectiles, immediately causing him to fall to the ground unconscious and bleeding profusely before being moved to safety by fellow ers. The attack has left LaBella with facial and skull fractures requiring reconstructive surgery. | T…
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Covid-19, Hunger and Starvation in India. Globalist Takeover of India's Public Health Policy
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Some might ask why India is in complete lockstep with global lockdown despite the very low COVID19-related mortality figures for 1.3 billion people. Following this introduction is a two-hour interview with investigative journalist Kapil Bajaj. It focuses on the …
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A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don't shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 crisis
news.un.org | 2020-07-12
In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, tax systems should be reformed, and tax avoidance and evasion reduced, to ensure an economic recovery in which everyone pays their share, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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Chilean Arpilleras Sustain Political Momentum During Lockdown
Nathalia Santos Ocasio | zcomm.org | 2020-07-12
As Covid-19 interrupts months of mass mobilizations in Chile, women continue creating political tapestries to resist state violence and systemic inequalities.
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Russia Successfully Completes COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-12
Russia's health authorities Sunday announced that the country has successfully concluded the clinical trial of a vaccine against COVID-19 in a group of volunteers, becoming the first country to successfully complete this fase. | RELATED: | Russia Offers Latin America a Drug to Cure COVID-19 | "At this stage, the safety of the vaccine was demonstrated. It corresponds to the safety of vaccines that are currently on the market, " First Moscow State Medical University Sechenov's Institute o…
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Video: Race, Class and in the United States Today
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
American anti-war Ajamu Baraka has urged the public to stay vigilant against US "attempts to control the narrative" of the Black Lives Matter movement. | Speaking at an event organised by the Workers' Party, the national organiser of the Black …
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Foreign doctors' hopes for fast-track pandemic licenses in Canada fading
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Canada's effort to fast-track careers of foreign-trained doctors to meet growing patient numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in only about two dozen licenses approved in Ontario and none in British Columbia, according to medical colleges in both provinces.As Canada faced the prospect of the pandemic swamping the country's healthcare system, British Columbia created a new class of license that would allow overseas-trained doctors to practice under the supervision of a fully licensed doctor, similar to licenses that exist in other provinces, such as Alberta.In Ontario, the medical college activated a…
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Better-Than-Before Climate Plans Still Aren't Good Enough
Mitch Jones | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
Sunrise Movement campaigners call on Democratic House members to back a Green New Deal. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Corporate Media Team With Trump to Disparage Public Health Experts
Julie Hollar | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
As public health experts tirelessly work to unravel the mysteries of the Covid pandemic (and are increasingly burning out), the president of our country has constantly attacked and undermined them—and, lately, so have corporate media.
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Racism in the U.S. Healthcare System Is Costing Black Lives
Tamika C.B. Zapolski, Ukamaka M. Oruche | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., the virus hit African Americans disproportionately hard. African Americans are still contracting the illness—and dying from it—at rates twice as high as would be expected based on their share of the population.
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Iran reports 194 more fatalities from coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
A further 2,186 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 252,720, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that a total of 219,993 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 3,359 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's Khuzestan, Razavi Khorasan, West Azerbaijan and Mazandaran provinces are in the red zone, the most serious indicator. The capital Tehran, Fars, Kerman, Alborz, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan, Bushehr, Hormozgan and East Azerbaijan provinces are among the high-risk regions.Since originating in China last Decembe…
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COVID-19 sickens Palestinian detainee in Israel
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
A Palestinian detainee in Israel has contracted coronavirus, according to the Commission of Palestinian Affairs on Sunday.In a statement, the commission said Kamal Abu Wa'er, 46, was diagnosed with the virus, blaming the Israeli policy of "medical negligence" for his illness.The Israeli "policy of deliberate and systematic medical negligence has made [Palestinian] detainees vulnerable to the coronavirus and other epidemics and diseases which threaten their lives," the commission said.According to the statement, Abu Wa'er, from the town of Qabatiya in the northern West Bank, suffers from a throat cancer and is now…
yenisafak.com/en/news/covid-19-sickens-p…

Senior military officer dies of coronavirus in Iraq
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
A senior Iraqi military officer has succumbed to coronavirus, the army said on Sunday.A military statement said Maj.-Gen Murad al-Rabi'e, commander of the infantry corps of the Iraqi army, died from COVID-19.The statement did not give any further details.Al-Rabi'e is the highest-ranking military officer to have died of the virus in Iraq since the outbreak hit the country in March.Iraq has so far recorded 75,194 infections, including 3,055 deaths and 43,079 recoveries, according to its Health Ministry.Authorities have imposed a partial curfew, banned gatherings and made the wearing of masks mandatory in an effort…
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Iran reports 194 more fatalities from coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Iran on Sunday confirmed 194 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 12,829.A further 2,186 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 252,720, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that a total of 219,993 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 3,359 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's Khuzestan, Razavi Khorasan, West Azerbaijan and Mazandaran provinces are in the red zone, the most serious indicator. The capital Tehran, Fars, Kerman, Alborz, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan, Bu…
yenisafak.com/en/world/iran-reports-194-…

Iran confirms 2,186 infections,194 deaths in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,186 people and claimed 194 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.
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Tehran-Dubai tourist flights resumed amid outbreak
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The tourist flights of Tehran and Dubai have been resumed since July 09 during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, by observing health protocols.
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Air Force opens new hospital in Tehran for COVID-19 patients
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari cut the ribbon on a new hospital in Tehran on Sunday, which has been established by tIslamic Republic of Iran Air Force for treatment of COVID-19 patients.
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Paycheck Protection Program loans to local nonprofit housing organizations
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
PPP Loans During The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…
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Nurse Strike Wave Grows
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-12
As the country undergoes a severe surge of COVID cases, many hospitals are still short of PPE. Nurses across the country went on strike this week demanding these vital protections. | This week, nurses at the AMITA Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Ill. continued the strike they began on Saturday. In response, the hospital has even brought in "scab replacement" nurses to keep the hospital staffed. | The nurses report making progress at the bargaining table and feel confident they are close to a deal. | "It's getting better," union leader Pat Meade told the Joliet Herald-News, but she warned that they gave up…
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COVID19 Corruption: Wealthy And Well Connected Get Rich While People Suffer
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-12
While corrupt elected officials and elites feed at the public trough, the economic collapse is hitting people in the United States hard. According to the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics figures 47.2 percent of working-age people are without work and businesses are finding it impossible to pay their rent or keep their employees. The basic ability to feed children is in crisis, as nearly 14 million children in the United States went hungry in June, an increase of 10 million since 2018, and nearly three times the number of children who went hungry during the Great Recession, according to an analysis of Cen…
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US Blockade Over Cuba Grows During The COVID-19 Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-12
Havana, Cuba – The US does not skimp on means to stop Cuba's development by imposing unilateral measures of extraterritorial blockade, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) denounced. | So far the year, a period marked by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as a strengthening of calls to end the US economic and commercial blockade against Cuba, Washington applied another eleven regulations, noted Johana Tablada, deputy director for the United States at MINREX. | With those restrictions, the White House obstructed banking operations and limited the arrival in this country of medical supplies, fuel, donation…
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Ajamu Baraka: Race, Class And US s Today
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-12
Speaking at an event organised by the Workers' Party, the national organiser of the Black Alliance for and the 2016 Green Party candidate for vice president said that: "The current ongoing capitalist crisis has created the most serious crisis of legitimacy since the collapse of the capitalist economy during the years referred to as the Great Depression. We are now seeing, within the economy, the genocidal implications of economic conditions in which young black workers have more value as human generators of profit locked up in prisons than as participants in the economy as low wage workers." | Founded in 20…
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On Contact: Collateral Murder Video
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-12
On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to journalist, Dean Yates, who, 13 years ago, was the head of Reuters' Baghdad bureau. On July 12, 2007, Yates learned two of his employees, Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen, had been fired on and killed by the US Army. Their deaths, and those of others, were the focus of the now-infamous video Collateral Murder, leaked by Chelsea Manning and released by Wikileaks.
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In biggest daily increase among ALL states since start of Covid-19 epidemic, Florida confirms over 15,000 new infections
rt.com | 2020-07-12
The US state of Florida reported a record spike in coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, officials announced on Sunday, as the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms a record rise in global cases as well. | The US reported a massive 66,500 new cases in 24 hours, and, in Florida, 15,299 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Sunday. | Florida's record figure, the highest among all states reported since the start of the epidemic, would rank it fourth in the world after the US, Brazil and India, if it were a country. | The state's daily new cases have also passed the highest recorded daily rate…
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Jake Tapper says Trump would have 'saved lives' if he'd worn mask earlier, is shown 'no need for masks' clip from his own show
rt.com | 2020-07-12
CNN's Jake Tapper was confronted with coverage from his own show claiming masks were "not needed" during the Covid-19 pandemic, after he tweeted Donald Trump may have saved lives if he'd worn them in public months ago. | "Some day someone will do a study on how many lives might have been saved if this happened in February or March," Tapper tweeted, reacting to the president being pictured for the first time wearing a mask. | Shaming citizens for refusing to wear masks in public — despite many states and businesses requiring them — has become commonplace on social media, but in "February or March," he…
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Trump's Postcard to America From the Shrine of Hypocrisy
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-12
Lynnette Grey BULL | "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 reckoning rumbling through our nation in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. In a time of unparalleled crisis, he chooses to make a promise to our nation. But not a promise to use his office to defend the country from a virus that has killed more than 130,000 of…
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COVID Crisis Highlights Urgency of Canceling All Student Debt
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-12
44 million Americans hold over 1.6 trillion dollars of student debt and the cost of higher education continues to skyrocket. And it's the poor, people of color and women who are most severely impacted. The COVID-19 crisis highlights the vulnerability of debt when people are unable to find jobs or pay off loans. We look at two urgent solutions to the debt crisis. First, reporter Kathryn Styer Martinez takes a look at a free school called Berea College in Kentucky. Then, we discuss the politics of debt and how t…
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Humanity is an Endangered Species
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-07-12
Have you noticed recently that things are collapsing? Sure, the rightwing, nationalist rulers of many countries never stop telling us that they have made their nations "great" again. But we would have to be dislocated from reality not to notice that something is wrong‚Äïvery wrong. After all, the world is currently engulfed in a coronavirus Read…
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Trump Suggested To Sell Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-12
Former U.S. Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Elaine C. Duke revealed that President Donald Trump suggested selling Puerto Rico to avoid the US from having the burden of helping it recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. | RELATED: | Trump Plans To Meet With President Maduro, Bolton Says | "In the face of the devastation in Puerto Rico Island, Trump thought like a businessman. He asked if it was possible to 'sell the island or outsource the electricity ¥,…
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From bad to worse Lebanon
Abdel Bari Atwan | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-12
The US has deliberately engineered the country's economic collapse, but Hezbollah won't yield to it demands | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet sounded the alarm on Saturday that the economic situation in Lebanon was spiralling out of control and that many thousands of its people face destitution and starvation. The warning was stark. But it wasn't surprising given the relentless US pressure the country faces, which has more than crossed every conceivable red line. | Bachelet listed a number of reasons why she feared economic collapse was looming: thousands of businesses bankrupted, the Leba…
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Looks Like Sweden Was Right After All
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Why is the media so fixated on Sweden's coronavirus policy? What difference does it make? | Sweden settled on a policy that they thought was both sustainable and would save as many lives as possible. They weren't trying to 'show anyone …
globalresearch.ca/sweden-was-right-after…

Why is crime spiking in NYC? 'People can't pay their rent' and need to shoplift to feed their children, says AOC
rt.com | 2020-07-12
Comments from Alexandria Ocasi-Cortez on her theory about crime spiking in New York City have gone viral and been slammed relentlessly, as the congresswoman believes it all boils down to people being broke and hungry. | Asked about the increase in crime in her city during a recent virtual town hall, Ocasio-Cortez connected the stats to a bad economy putting people in desperate situations. | "Do we think this has to do with the fact that there's record unemployment in the United States right now? The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?" the De…
rt.com/usa/494554-aoc-new-york-crime/

Palestinians Will Not Live in Until the Saudi Royal Family Is Gone
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Palestine | 5 million Palestinians live under brutal 'Israeli' military occupation, without any human or civil rights. The call to "Free Palestine" is now over 70 years old, and the world and its leaders sit idly by without action. …
globalresearch.ca/palestinians-will-not-…

Trump's Defense of the South's Post Civil War Culture Goes Beyond Racism
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2020-07-12
Trump's defense of Confederate culture is not only a defense of racism, but also of other Old South born attitudes towards women, guns, abortion, evangelical Christianity, paramilitary policing, crime and punishment, and the role of government…
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The Fall of Plahotniuc and a New Hope for Moldova
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-12
In June 2019, the small landlocked nation of Moldova found itself in a life or death struggle between two opposing futures: Oligarchs like the notorious Vladimir Plahotniuc had worked diligently for years to bring this nation into the hull of the collapsing NATO-EU Titanic while nationalists sought to re-align Moldova's future with the new emerging Multipolar Alliance led by China and Russia. | The greatest moment of decision (until now) occurred in June 2019 when elections resulted in a three-way split between a pro-Russian Socialist Party, the pro-EU ACUM and another pro-western Democratic Party run by the arch…
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US Hostility Toward China. Military Encirclement, Visa Bans, Backlash on US Economy
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Geopolitics of both right wings of the US war party is polar opposite what just societies cherish — seeking dominance over other nations by brute force if other tactics to achieve its aims fail. | Mutual cooperation and respect for the …
globalresearch.ca/irreconcilable-differe…

25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre Big Lie that Won't Die
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Big Lies and deception about what happened in Srebrenica a generation ago were part of the 1990s rape of Yugoslavia by the Clinton co-presidency and NATO killing machine. | Events of that time were and remain one of history's great crimes …
globalresearch.ca/25th-anniversary-srebr…

4 Afghan police forces killed in Daykundi Province
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Four Afghan security forces have been killed in a Taliban attack on a police station on Sunday.
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Indictment of Kosovo establishment for war crimes has major implications for region
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-12
Recently, the Specialist Prosecutor's Office announced that it had filed indictments with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers against Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, former parliamentary speaker Kadri Veseli and others on charges of war crimes…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/12/indictmen…

Iran and China Turbo-charge the New Silk Roads
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
This article was originally published on Asia Times. | Two of the US's top "strategic threats" are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads — the leading 21st century project of economic integration across …
globalresearch.ca/iran-china-turbo-charg…

For his 70th birthday, we demand 'Free Simón Trinidad!'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-07-12
Colombian revolutionary and political prisoner of the U.S. empire, Simón Trinidad, will have his 70th birthday in solitary confinement in a federal Supermax prison. Simón Trinidad, born Ricardo Palmera, is languishing in the Florence, Colorado Supermax prison after a bogus extradition to the United States in 2004, convicted on trumped-up charges, and sentenced to 60 years. | Organizers with the National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera are asking people to email their birthday greetings for Simón to before his birthday on July 30. On…
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Colombia: Another FARC ex-Combatant Killed in Meta
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-12
Colombia's Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) political party Saturday announced the murder of another ex-combatant in the municipality of La Uribe, department of Meta. | RELATED: | Another Signatory of the Agreement Killed in Colombia | "We denounce another murder. Fredy Fajardo Avila was killed in La Uribe, Meta. With this comrade, 217 signatories have been murdered in the last years," the political party announced on its Twitter account. | FARC deman…
telesurenglish.net/news/colombia-another…

Unlikability: a Trait That Plagues Right-Wing Leaders
Wayne Madsen | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-12
Achieving popularity requires empathy and rationality, elements that politicians of the right-wing, many of whom believe they are "populists," lack. | Likability is a trait that politicians across the political spectrum seek to achieve during their careers. Achieving popularity among the masses requires empathy and rationality, two elements that politicians of the right-wing, many of whom believe they are "populists," lack. With the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, an overwhelming majority of those political leaders who have seen their popularity rise are those who cared more for the health and safety of…
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You Have the Right to Keep Silent If You Want to Remain Employed
Terry Everton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-07-12
One of the most effective weapons in the corporate employer's fuck you arsenal is the employment at will clause. It's the trump card that stacks the deck against you regardless of the winning hand you think you're holding, relegating you instead to the chump pile of players who stayed in the game one bet too …
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Tens of thousands of Greeks agitate against law curbing s
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-12
Over the past few weeks, s have been held across Greece against a law introduced by the New Democracy government that will impose strict restrictions on demonstrations. The Communist Party of Greece and leftist trade unions have been in the forefront of these s.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/12/tens-of-t…

Was Srebrenica a Hoax? Eye-Witness Account of a Former United Nations Military Observer in Bosnia
Carlos Martins Branco | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
The mass graves are filled by a limited number of corpses from both sides, the consequence of heated battle and combat and not the result of a premeditated plan of genocide.
globalresearch.ca/was-srebrenica-a-hoax-…

War in the Balkans, Srebrenica: The Memoirs of a Portuguese keeper
Stephen Karganovic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
War pretext incidents. First published by SCF and Global Research in July 2017. Today July 11, 2020. 25 years ago Srebrenica, July 11, 1995 | Featured image: Gravestones at the Potoƒçari genocide memorial near Srebrenica (Source: Wikimedia Commons) | General Carlos Martins …
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The ICTY Srebrenica Trials: The Unseen Evidence
Stephen Karganovic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
Srebrenica: July 11, 1995. Twenty-five years ago | One of the key evidentiary issues that arose during several ICTY Srebrenica trials was the right of the accused to conduct an independent examination of the forensic evidence used against them. That right | …
globalresearch.ca/the-icty-srebrenica-tr…

US quitting WHO will hit global responses to pandemics, vaccine development
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-12
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the US decision to leave the World Health Organization. He points out that this is yet another instance of US exceptionalism and describes how the country iis one of the largest beneficiaries of WHO's vaccine program.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/12/us-quitti…

Reversing the flow
Ewa Jasiewicz | zcomm.org | 2020-07-12
To undo prison culture, we need to reverse exclusionary, utilitarian, capitalist culture. This includes dismantling the school to prison pipeline…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/reversing-the-flow…

MN Freedom Fighters Form A Community Safety Net
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-07-12
Minneapolis, MN — An armed security force, the MN Freedom Fighters, are now a regular sight providing security at s and patrolling Broadway Avenue. | It started via a call out for a community patrol group for the Northside from Minneapolis NAACP's President, Leslie Redmond, a…
unicornriot.ninja/2020/mn-freedom-fighters-form-a-community-safety-net/

Petition to UN on Afro-Bolivian Union Leader Elena Flores
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-12
A recent petition to the United Nations has called for attention to the political imprisonment and human rights abuses against Afro-Bolivian union leader Elena Flores. | RELATED: | International Organizations Call for Release of Elena Flores | Flores is the President of the Departmental Association of Coca Producers (Adepcoca) union of coca growers in her home territory of Yungas, where she's been a labour organizer since her youth. | The leader has been held as a political p…
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Emirates may lay off 9,000 employees due to pandemic
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-12
Emirates president Tim Clark said that nearly 15% of the 60,000 staff would be laid off due to the pandemic-induced economic crisis. He said that already, a tenth had lost their jobs…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/12/emirates-…

Breakups and leaks
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2020-07-12
Those still following international relations may have noticed an unusual tearing sound growing louder. Recent developments, not conclusive or complete and yet undeniable, suggest the painful ripping apart of that eternal brotherhood between the German Federal Republic and its great patron, provider and protector, the USA.
mronline.org/2020/07/12/breakups-and-lea…

After the End of Native Mascots
Nick Martin | zcomm.org | 2020-07-12
Once the slurs and caricatures are gone, we're left to reconcile the erasure, tokenization, and colonization that exist beyond them…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/after-the-end-of-n…

Why a 'New Deal' can't be just switched on today
Prabhat Patnaik | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-07-12
The globalization of finance means that any State that violates the dictates of finance, such as by attempting a New Deal financed by a larger fiscal deficit or taxes on the rich, runs the risk of a capital flight from its shores and hence a financial crisis…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/12/why-a-new…

Iraq: US Military Convoy Attacked, No Casualties
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-12
A U.S. military convoy operated by Iraqi citizens was set on fire Saturday night in Al Diwaniyah city, Iraq. | RELATED: | The US Vows to Withdraw Troops From Iraq Without Deadline | "A group of attackers forced the four trucks in the convoy to stop," according to official sources. | The drivers were taken out of the vehicles as the attackers set the convoy's trucks on fire. | The convoy's operators were Iraqi citizens transporting supplies from Basra to one of the U.S. bases in I…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-military-conv…

Why and How SEIU Members Are Calling on Our Union to Expel Cops
Felix Thomson, Julia Wallace & Mark Ostapiak | zcomm.org | 2020-07-12
This is the moment for us as rank-and-file members to make clear that the priorities of our union should be the well-being of our fellow members and our common humanity…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-and-how-seiu-m…

Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Soldiers, Including those Assaulted by Settlers
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-07-12
The Israeli forces, at dawn Saturday, stormed several Palestinian-owned homes and abducted Palestinian civilians during invasions into different occupied West Bank towns, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said, Israeli soldiers stormed the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in the northern West Bank and abducted two Palestinian young men …
imemc.org/article/seven-palestinians-abd…

Propaganda Brainwashing, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-07-12
~ | The focus shouldn't just be on bad things done by individual plutocrats — Gates did X, Bezos did Y etc. The primary focus should be on how we shouldn't have a system which allows any individual to have that much power over our world. No individual should have that much power to do that much harm. | ~ | You couldn't create a more perfect profit-generating scheme than war. Entire civilizations can be streamlined into the task of cranking out top-of-the-line, name-brand killing machines at the drop of a false flag. War will continue as long as human behavior is driven by profit. | ~ | If you want more of s…
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Vale Pat Zinn 1928–2020
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-07-12
Anti-racism Vivienne PorzsoltIssue 1273 Australia anti-apartheid Jews Against the OccupationJuly 12, 2020Pat Zinn was a longstanding member of Jews against the Occupati…
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UK examining infrastructure to smooth flow of EU trade: Gove
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Britain is looking at developing infrastructure in south-east England to stop the major freight crossing to France becoming blocked when the transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said."There will be specific pieces of infrastructure that we put in place in order to smooth the flow of traffic," he told the BBC's Andrew Marr.He said the British government would be saying more about the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland later this month.
yenisafak.com/en/news/uk-examining-infra…

The UK Reading Stabbings: Al Qaeda LIFG Terrorists Supported by UK. Product of British Foreign Policy
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
It should surprise no one paying attention that the suspect in the recent stabbing spree in Reading, UK was not only known to British security agencies as an extremist and security threat, but that he comes from the pool of …
globalresearch.ca/product-uk-foreign-pol…

The Cure of the Earth
Charles Eisenstein | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
"Those most capable of loving the Amazon are its most intimate companions: the people indigenous to that place, the cultures who have lived in and with it for thousands of years. That is why rainforest conservation and healing must be in intimate dialogue with the people who steward the land. They themselves understand this principle; hence the concept Brazil's Indigenous people use to describe themselves: "Cura Da Terra" (the Cure of the Earth)." (Photo: Catedral Verde – Floresta Amazonica/Wikimedia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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How Many Ways Can Israel Wage War on Iran Before the Media Reports Israel Is Waging War on Iran?
Ted Snider | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
Satellite images of Natanz Nuclear Plant. (Photo: Google [before] and Iran International [after]) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/07/12/how-ma…

Nation's Teachers and Pediatricians Demand Major Federal Investment In Schools to Allow for Safe Reopening
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
"It's incredible to me that the federal government would see the necessity of bailing out airlines and banks and not see the need to do something similar for the public schools in this country," said one San Diego teacher. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/07/12/nations…

Adding Insult to the 'Injury of Colonialism,' Trump Suggested Selling Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, Former Advisor Says
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-12
According to a New York Times interview with Elaine Duke, who served as Homeland Security Secretary from 2017 to 2018, the president suggested selling Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria when it became clear the federal government would have to assist with a major recovery effort. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Biden's New Economic Nationalism
Robert Kuttner | zcomm.org | 2020-07-12
Better Than You May Think. And some of it seems to have been inspired by Elizabeth Warren…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bidens-new-economi…

As infection rate rises, government urging people to return to work and looking to ease public transport rules
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-12
The R number in England — that is the rate at which the infection is spreading — has risen this week since the government eased lockdown. It's now estimated at between 0.8 and 1.1 with regional variations. It was between 0.8 and 0.9 in England last week.If the R number surpasses 1, it means the number of infections will increase exponentially. In the South West region, where the upper limit was 1 last week, it has now risen to 1.1 according to data from the government's Scientific A…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/07/12/as-infec…

Poland holds momentous presidential election run-off
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-12
Voting is under way in Poland's knife-edge presidential election. It's set to be a run-off between the conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda and liberal, pro-European Union (EU) Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.Duda is backed by the ruling right-wing party and the government, as he seeks a second five-year term. Meanwhile, Trzaskowski, a former European Parliament politician, is running for the main opposition Civic Platform party.A close race: Latest polls show that the race may be decided by a very small margin. Both sides are calling to some 30 million eligible voters to cast their ballots. Turnout is expec…
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Following evictions in France, refugees risk hypothermia and worse in Channel crossings
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-07-12
Refugees rescued after their boat capsized were among several groups to have tried to cross the English Channel on 11 July.The four individuals were spotted by a passing passenger ferry and were picked up by the French navy. They were found to have severe hypothermia and were taken to the French port of Calais.Nowhere to go: French authorities say they are now safe and well, but repeated warnings about the dangers of crossing the narrow strait. Meanwhile, evictions are leaving refugees with few other options.Crossings have continued as risk to refugees in the French camps considerably worsened in the wake…
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Turkey revokes experience requirement for central bank deputy governor
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
According to a decree published on the gazette, signed by President Tayyip Erdogan, the phrase "worked for at least ten years in relation to their professions" in the central bank law, was removed.The provision, which envisages 20% of the bank's annual profit to be reserved as a reserve fund, has been repealed, the same decree said."The accumulated reserve funds can be distributed annually by participating in the profit, except for the reserve fund set aside from the last year's profit," the decree said.In May, the bank announced it had an annual net profit of 44.73 billion lira ($6.52 billion) in 2019.Last month…
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Over 500,000 Hong Kongers cast " vote against new security laws
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city's opposition camp says is a symbolic vote against tough national security laws directly imposed by Beijing.The unofficial poll will decide the strongest pro-democracy candidates to contest Legislative Council elections in September, when they aim to ride a wave of anti-China sentiment stirred by the law to seize control for the first time from pro-Beijing rivals.While the primaries are only for the opposition camp, observers are watching closely as they say the turnout will serve as a test of…
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Hungary imposes border checks, quarantine to prevent spread of virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Hungary has imposed new restrictions on cross-border travel as of next Wednesday in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in new cases in several countries, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Sunday.Under the new rules, Hungarian nationals returning from high risk countries listed as "yellow" and "red" will have to go through health checks at the border and will have to go into quarantine. The same applies to foreigners coming from "yellow" countries, but their entry will be banned from "red" countries.Countries in the Balkans and neighbouring Ukraine belong to the red cat…
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Lebanon records new coronavirus infection high with more than 100 cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Lebanon has recorded more than 100 new coronavirus infections in the last day, its highest daily increase yet, with most of the cases among workers of a cleaning company, the health minister said on Sunday."To reassure people, the source is known," health minister Hamad Hassan told broadcaster LBC. He added that up to 75% of the cases were linked to what he described as a big cleaning company, were symptom-free and non-Lebanese.Hassan said 800 workers from the cleaning company in question needed to be tested, along with another 1,000 workers from two other companies with whom they were connected."The number will…
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Education Secretary wants US schools open, offers no safety plan
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos kept up the administration's push to reopen U.S. schools in the fall on Sunday, but failed to embrace any blueprint – including federal health guidelines – for how that could be done safely."We know that children get the virus at a far lower rate than any other part of the population. There is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them," DeVos told CNN's "State of the Union."She did not offer any details on how her department would advise or help school districts and states with their reopenings amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases…
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Trump's push to reopen schools part of bid to boost suburban standing
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
President Donald Trump's demand for U.S. schools to fully reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic is central to an emerging re-election strategy that seeks to resuscitate his flagging support in the nation's critical suburbs.Trump in recent weeks has taken stances on hot-button issues his campaign hopes will appeal to suburban voters, particularly women, who have soured on the Republican president since his 2016 election and continue to move away as the virus rages across the country and the economy sputters.Along with aggressively pushing for students to return to classrooms – "Schools must be open in the…
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Bangladesh: Over half of virus patients have recovered
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
The number of coronavirus infections and death toll is climbing in Bangladesh — but so is its recovery rate. More than 50% of all patients have regained health since the virus was first reported in the country earlier this year, authorities said on Sunday. | The number of recoveries stand at 93,614 with 5,580 additions in the past 24 hours, latest figures by the Health Ministry show. | As many as 2,666 more people tested positive, while 47 succumbed to the virus, taking the caseload to 183,795 including 2,352 deaths. | Some 11,059 samples were tested in 77 labs across the country in the said period, bringin…
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Libya, UN discuss reform of security sector
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Libya's Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha held talks via video conference on Sunday with the acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, to discuss Libyan plans to reform the security sector."We are determined to move forward in implementing the reform programs in the security sector, which must be locally-designed and nationwide under the Libyan leadership for the security and welfare of the citizens," Bashagha said on Twitter.Since April 2019, warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegitimate forces have launched attacks on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and other parts of northwestern Liby…
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Lebanese Christian cleric seen to criticise Hezbollah, allies over crisis
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Lebanon's top Christian cleric stepped up criticism of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah and its allies without naming them on Sunday, saying Lebanese rejected being isolated from their allies and driven into decline.Lebanon is suffering a financial meltdown which marks the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war.For the second sermon in a row, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai stressed the importance of Lebanon's neutrality, implicit criticism of the heavily armed Hezbollah over its support for Iran in conflicts with Sunni-led Gulf Arab states.Rai carries weight as the head of t…
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Pope 'very pained' by decision to turn Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey's decision to make Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move."My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of Santa Sophia and I am very pained," he said during his weekly blessing in St. Peter's Square.
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Russia's Nornickel reports another fuel leak in Arctic
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
A subsidiary of Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel said on Sunday that up to 20 tonnes of aviation fuel had leaked from its pipeline in the Arctic.Arctic environment security has been in the spotlight at Nornickel's assets since another leak of 21,000 tonnes of diesel from Nornickel's power plant near the city of Norilsk on May 29."A pipeline owned by Norilsktransgaz was depressurized while pumping aviation fuel in the area of Tukhard settlement," Norilsktransgaz said in a statement."According to the preliminary data, as a result of the depressurization, which lasted about 15 minutes, there was a spill of up to…
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Casualties feared in Azerbaijan-Armenia border clash
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Casualties are feared as an armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia broke out in the border region on Sunday, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said.In a statement it said that Armenian army fired at positions held by Azerbaijan in the Tovuz region.The conflict continues, it said, adding that the situation is in control of Azerbaijani army.Additional information would be provided to the public in due course, the ministry added. There are no diplomatic relations between the two neighboring countries.*Writing by Dilara Hamit in Ankara…
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Yemen army seizes arms shipment to rebels in Hodaydah
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
Yemeni forces seized an arms shipment to Houthi rebels in Al-Hudaydah province in western Yemen, according to the army on Sunday.A military statement said the shipment included light and medium weapons, ammunition and mortar shells.According to the statement, government forces had aborted several attempts to smuggle weapons and explosives to Houthi rebels, but without giving further details.There was no comment from the Houthi group on the claim.Yemen has been devastated by a conflict that escalated in March 2015 after Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized the capital Sanaa and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi…
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Four-point plan led Moro to get autonomy in Philippines
yenisafak.com | 2020-07-12
A four-point program helped the Moro people living in the southern Philippines achieve their goal, said the chief minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).Addressing an international webinar — titled An Islamic Way of Struggle: Bangsamoro Perspective — on Saturday, Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim said the plan formed the basis of his struggle."There were disagreements over the administration of the MNLF [Moro National Liberation Front] and ideological impasses," he said, referring to a division in the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in 1978, seven years after its foundation.Ebr…
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Iraqi MP urges for issuing intl. arrest warrant for Trump
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iraqi lawmaker Hassan Salem has called for issuing an international arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over his order to assassinate Lieutenant General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
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Ex envoy objects over US effort to extend arm embargo on Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) –The former Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan expressed his objection over US effort to extend the arms embargo on Iran, stressing that such futile efforts are not acceptable to the member States of the Security Council.
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A closer look at Iran-Syria military cooperation agreement
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The agreement on military, defense, and security cooperation between Iran and Syria has sent a wave of fear through the Zionist camp.
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Iranian airline to resume Tehran-Istanbul flights on Monday
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iran Air, the airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will resume flights between Tehran and Istanbul as of Monday, July 13, according to an official.
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Outgoing Spanish amb. meets with FM Zarif
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Spain's ambassador to Iran Eduardo López Busquets met and held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday.
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Iran among leading Asian countries in FinTech: VP Sattari
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The Vise President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari said that Iran is one of the leading countries in Asia in the field of FinTech (Financial Technology).
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Govt. ready to coop. with Parl. for country's development
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his administration is ready to establish fair cooperation and interaction with the Parliament for the development and progress of the country.
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Saudi-led coalition violates ceasefire in Yemen
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Saudi mercenaries violated the ceasefire in Yemen and launched a series of attacks on Marib, Al-Jawf, and Al-Bayda provinces.
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Leader urges unity as key to overcome enemies' plots
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said unity among people and the authorities is the key to overcoming the plots of the enemies.
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'279 shipments of oil products loaded under sanctions'
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The Managing Director of Hormozgan PMO announced that despite the US sanctions, 279 shipments of oil products and hydrocarbons have been loaded at the Persian Gulf Oil Port as of March 20 to be exported to the world.
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Parl. to pursue 'look to East', diversifying trade partners
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that having a look to the East and diversifying trade partners of Iran are on the Parliament's agenda as factors that can solve the country's economic problems.
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Police bust 389kg of opium in Kermanshah prov
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The police forces of the western province of Kermanshah have busted two consignments of opium, with a combined volume of 398 kilograms, in the past day.
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Iran issues license for 14 crypto mining centers
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — According to the deputy head of Tavanir company, the Islamic Republic has issued permits for the activity of 14 cryptocurrency mining centers, each with a capacity of 300 megawatts.
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Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Commander of Mostazafin Basij (Volunteer Forces) Organization said that Islamic Republic of Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries.
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Parliament open session on Sunday
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The open session of the Iranian Parliament was held in the presence of Vice Speaker Seyyed Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi and 195 lawmakers on Sunday.
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If JCPOA obligations were fulfilled, world could be different
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-07-12
TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — On the eve of the anniversary of JCPOA, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said that the world could be different if the obligations were fulfilled.
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Saturday 7/11: Why There Should be a Pivot to , Not War with China
Pivot to | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Online via livestream…
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Capitalism, Coronavirus and the Road to Extinction
Eren Duzgan | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
The only way to 're-embed' our economies and save our lives from ecological collapse is by intervening in the very heart of the beast: land and human beings need to be taken out of the market. The beast is not tameable; it needs to be killed.
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Tuesday 7/14: Women Voters: Intersection of Gender, Race & Voting in the 2020 Election
Women's March Action | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Online via Zoom…
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Tuesday 7/21: Community Meeting on Police Brutality and the George Floyd s Pt. 4
The Revolutionary United Front | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Willow Park | Oakland, CA 94607…
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Operation Twilight Lockdown: Occupying Mayor Lily Mei's House (Fremont, CA)
Justin Valenzuela | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
We, the people of Fremont, took direct action by occupying space on July 6th, from 8pm till past midnight at the Mayor Lily Mei's neighborhood. Drawing attention to #blacklivesmatter, #landback, and demanding to #defundfremontpd.
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Financial Markets and National Socialism
Stephan Kaufmann and Susanne Hahn | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
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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Mysterious National Police Group Wants Palo Alto to Remove Assata Shakur from BLM Mural
TAECI | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
In recent days a national police group contacted the city of Palo Alto. They want the depiction of 1970's Black Liberation Army Assata Shakur removed from the 17 foot high BLM mural in front of City Hall. Assata happens to be Tupac Shakur's aunt.
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Unemployment Claims Still Not Paid; Picketlines Needed
Register & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Today's check of the Twitter, twitter.com/search?q=%23EDDFailOfTheDay&…, shows that the Unemployment office is still not paying claims dating back to March and private profit contractor Deloitte is still allowed to touch confidential information and pretend to process these basic claims when Deloitte should be fired immediately for obvious violation of its contract to pay the claims immediately.
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What's In A Name? $$$!
ADAM | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Desperate for funding, Caltrain hires a consultant to find out if slapping on some new names will help it out.
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Roots of Slavery, Black Lives Matter, Defund Police – Gerald Horne Interview
John Malkin | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
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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Thursday 7/16: "Capturing The Flag" Voter Suppression Film & Town Hall w/ Starring Voting Rights
Feminist Majority Foundation & others | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Online…
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Saturday 8/15: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group – The Deficit Myth
Strike Debt Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Online via zoom. | EMAIL STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM FOR ZOOM INFO A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING.
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Hoy todo listo para ver filme ´Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo ª
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-07-12
Hoy 11 de Julio °Todo listo para ver el filme ´Hugo Blanco, Río Profundo ª! -via internet-…
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How The FBI 'Toppled Presidents' In Brazil
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-12
Natalia Viana, editor from the respected Brazilian investigative journalism site Agência Pública, recently published a 5 part series based on information shared from leaked Telegram conversations revealed by Intercept Brasil as part of the Vaza Jato scandal. | In the series, she shows how Lava Jato task force director, public prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol, received financial compensation through an asset sharing scheme based on kickbacks from fines that the US Government collected from Brazilian companies and individuals. According to Viana, during a meeting in which they negotiated the asset sharing deal, Deltan r…
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Bolivia's Struggle To Restore Democracy After OAS Instigated Coup
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-12
Today, Bolivia stands at a crossroads. In June 2020, popular calls were mounting for new elections and the restoration of democracy, despite the ongoing repression. In response to this pressure, on June 22, àÅñez signed off on legislation to hold new elections in September. Former president Carlos Mesa (2003-2005) of the right-wing Citizens Community Party would face off against the MAS candidate, former Minister of Finance (2006-2019), Luis Arce. àÅñez's decision drew the ire of Minister of Government, Arturo Murillo, who characterizes the most popular political party in the country as narco-terroris…
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The Struggle For No Police In Los Angeles Schools: Victory In Sight
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-12
On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade's long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural and hopeful motion to make "defund the police" a reality. Her motion, expressing gratitude to the national Black uprising, called for cutting the $70 million budget of the Los Angeles School Police Department–with 350 armed officers–by 50% in 2021, 75% in 2022, and 90% in 2023–essentially phasing out the entire department. We think "50%, 75%, 90%" is a model for the "Defund the Police" movement national…
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Symbolism And African (Black) Men (Mostly) With Guns
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-12
The video was circulating endlessly this past weekend. Seemingly dozens of primarily African men (with a sprinkling of women) carrying semi-automatic weapons, marching, and chanting, in formation. Apparently, headed for the Ku Klux Klan headquarters in rural Georgia, U.S. It wasn't clear what happened once or if they reached their destination, but its safe to say that the centuries old vision of African people putting the Klan out of their misery once and for all didn't take place. | For the most part, the reaction, primarily from colonized people, particularly African women, was support for this action. And, for…
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Seattle: Get Police Out Of Handling Homeless
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-07-12
The National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness wrote to the mayor of Seattle this week demanding the removal of the Seattle police department from a team handling homelessness. | It recommended that the $2.6 million that goes to police to address the issue instead go to organizations that specialize in serving Indigenous people experiencing homelessness. | Coalition partners Chief Seattle Club, Mother Nation, Seattle Indian Health Board and United Indians of All Tribes Foundations signed the Wednesday letter. | "Police officers are not the best-suited to respond to our homeless community's needs," Mi…
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'Hannibal Lecter or Darth Vader'? Trump wears mask in public for 1st time, providing meme fodder for critics
rt.com | 2020-07-12
US President Donald made his first public appearance wearing a mask (dressed up with a presidential seal), during a visit to a military hospital where he met wounded soldiers and healthcare workers. | On his way to Walter Reed Army Medical Center outside Washington, the US leader explained why he finally decided to don a face covering, arguing that he's "never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place." | So there's this video of trump finally wearing a mask, and I just had to add this song to it pic.twitter.com/YvwcIbNV5j– Gustavo &uum…
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Gun store offers free rifle to Missouri couple seen guarding their home from BLM ers, after police confiscate theirs
rt.com | 2020-07-12
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, now infamous for a video in which they're seen brandishing firearms at Black Lives Matter supporters, were offered a free AR-15 by a local gun store, after their own was confiscated by police. | "This couple did what they needed to do to protect private property, as the property was being ambushed. I've seen videos, and some of these so-called ers were carrying firearms, and they clearly broke the gate to make way on to the private property (A THREAT)," the owner of Alien Armory Tactical, in St. Charles, Missouri, posted on Facebook, asking followers to share his message so…
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Man plows minivan into packed Florida church, starts fire & leads cops on high-speed chase (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2020-07-12
A driver tried to burn down a Catholic church in Florida after ramming his vehicle into the building's lobby as worshipers were gathering for Mass. The suspect was arrested after a high-speed chase. | The man rammed his minivan through the front doors of the Queen of Catholic Church in Ocala, Florida on Saturday morning, local media reported, citing police. The driver then got out and threw some kind of incendiary device, starting a fire inside the church lobby. He fled the scene in his vehicle, but was pursued by police in a high-speed chase before being stopped and arrested. | The name of the suspect h…
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18 sailors injured as US military ship catches fire & is covered in massive plume of smoke in San Diego (PHOTO, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-07-12
The USS Bonhomme Richard has caught fire at a naval base in San Diego. Footage from the scene shows a large plume of smoke emitting from under the ship's deck; one explosion and injuries among the crew have been confirmed. | The fire triggered a massive response, with multiple fire engines and ambulances seen at the pier. | "Eighteen Sailors have been transferred to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries," US Naval Surface Forces wrote on Twitter a while later. | Officials also announced that…
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Burning barricades, 'sound weapon': at Oregon courthouse continues as arrests, injuries mount
rt.com | 2020-07-12
The now-nightly standoff between BLM ers and officers guarding the courthouse in downtown Portland remains intense. On Saturday, s attempted to block the area, and accused their opponents of using a 'sound weapon.' | The Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon has been in the focus of s against racism and police brutality for more than 40 days, with tension escalating into violence on numerous occasions. On Saturday night, the demonstrators used benches to block streets around the courthouse and lit several small fires. | This is footage from last night at SW 3/Main. Some fires we…
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21 injured as massive blaze & EXPLOSION cripple US military ship in San Diego (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-07-12
The USS Bonhomme Richard has caught fire at a naval base in San Diego. Footage from the scene shows a large plume of smoke emitting from under the ship's deck; one explosion and injuries among the crew have been confirmed. | The fire triggered a massive response, with multiple fire engines and ambulances seen at the pier. | "Seventeen Sailors and four civilians are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital," US Naval Surface Forces wrote on Twitter a while later. | Explosion & in…
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'KKK number behind white power gesture' spotted by Portland er was actually poster celebrating basketball star
rt.com | 2020-07-12
A sharp-eyed er in Portland claimed she spotted a white supremacist hate symbol taunting her from a window of the BLM-besieged federal court. Further investigation, though, showed it was actually a basketball fan's poster. | The picture showing a hand gesturing "OK" was spotted inside the Hatfield Courthouse by one of the people ing against racism and police brutality in downtown Portland, Oregon. It may seem innocent enough, but the gesture stands for "White Power," according to the A…
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Unlikability: a Trait That Plagues Right-Wing Leaders
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-07-12
Likability is a trait that politicians across the political spectrum seek to achieve during their careers. Achieving popularity among the masses requires empathy and rationality, two elements that politicians of the right-wing, many of whom believe they are "populists," lack. With the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, an overwhelming majority of those political leaders who have seen their popularity rise are those who cared more for the health and safety of their constituents than in the value of stock market shares. | The linkage between political likability and possessing empathy for others is routinely see…
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More Than 20 Million People in US Face Eviction by the End of September
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-12
One in five Americans who live in rentals could face eviction by the end of September as Congressional Republicans move to cut off unemployment assistance and other coronavirus relief, according to an analysis by the Aspen Institute. | More tha…
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Post-Pandemic Education Must Move Beyond Mere Job Training
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-12
Roughly 11 years after the Great Recession, the social and economic inequality of the U.S. has been laid bare by a pandemic. This time, however, there is no skills gap to blame for job losses and unemployment: Workers in all sectors of the workforce are lo…
truthout.org/articles/post-pandemic-educ…

Trump Commutes 40-Month Sentence of Longtime Ally Roger Stone
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-12
Government ethics watchdogs and congressional Democrats were among those outraged late Friday after President Donald Trump announced his commutation of his longtime associate Roger Stone's 40-month sentence, in what Democratic leaders called a "transparently corrupt" move. | Trump announced Stone would not be repo…
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Man Killed by Mexican Police for Not Wearing Mask Sparks Movement
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-12
In Mexico the police will kill you for not wearing a mask and the state will disappear you for demanding justice. This is the conclusion drawn by Alejandro Puerto, a young grassroots political in the state of Jalisco, who spoke with Truthout about the violence and repression doled out by the state government of Gov. Enrique Alfaro. | Inspired by the uprising against police brutality happening in the United States and tired of the regular abuses committed by state security forces at home…
truthout.org/articles/man-killed-by-mexi…

Kissinger's Adoration of the 1815 Congress of Vienna: A Master Key into Universal History
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-07-12
The incredibly shrinking Henry Kissinger is known for many things, but a revolutionary is not one of them. Over the years of service to the empire, the career geopolitician has been consistent in his unfailing commitment to | 1) destroy the …
globalresearch.ca/kissinger-1815-congres…

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…
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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/nyt-reporting…

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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-the-pentagon-f…

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…

'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…

Venezuela Extends the State of Alarm to Prevent COVID-19 Spread
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-11
Venezuela's Vicepresident Delcy Rodriguez Saturday announced the State of Constitutional Alert's extension for another 30 days to prevent the COVID-19 spread in the country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Applies Strict Quarantine in 12 States Over COVID-19 | "As Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro requested, we are extending the quarantine for another month, as we make a special call to the Caracas' citizens to stay at home and comply with all the precautionary measures," Rodriguez…
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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…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31524-5/fulltext?rss=yes

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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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 …
globalresearch.ca/video-covid-19-fake-da…

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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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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/tole…

[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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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…

Russia Offers Latin America a Drug to Cure COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-11
Russia's Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) director Kiril Dmitriyev Saturday announced Latin American countries will be the firsts to receive the drug Avifavir for COVID-19 treatment. | RELATED: | Russia Approves New Drug for Treatment of COVID-19 | The Russian Embassy in Guatemala, along with with the RDIF, officially presented Avivafir for Latin America and the Caribbean. | "Many countries don't have any antiviral drugs, and Russia is prepared to meet those nations' needs," Dmitriyev assured…
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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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/07/11/in-one-mo…

COVID-19 Cases Soar in Latin America and the Caribbean in July
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-11
In the first days of July, Latin America registered over 650,000 new positive COVID-19 and 23,000 deaths, which shows that the disease has accelerated significantly in the region. | RELATED: | Cuba and 6 Latin American Countries Are Defeating COVID-19 | Latin American and Caribbean's governments informed that this area has so far 3,236,063 infections and 139,809 deaths. | This means that in July alone, COVID-19 had a jump of 662,140 infected patients and 23,652 new deaths in the a…
telesurenglish.net/news/covid-19-cases-s…

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…

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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Teachers speak out against Trump's push to reopen schools
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The WSWS spoke with two teachers about the dangerous push by the Trump administration to reopen schools in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic spirals out of control.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/educ…

[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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(20)31517-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Australia's national cabinet steps up "reopening" despite COVID-19 surge
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
Since the government leaders started lifting restrictions at breakneck speed in late May, the number of new confirmed infections has begun to soar.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/vict…

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized with Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood megastar who is widely considered in India as the country's greatest living actor, has been diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalized. | "I have tested Covid positive [and been] shifted to hospital," Bachchan announced on Twitter to his 43.2 million followers. | The 77-year-old said all his family members had since been tested for coronavirus, and were awaiting their results. He urged everyone with whom he'd been in contact over the past 10 days to get tested too. | T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff…
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With Covid-19 Deaths on the Rise, Hardest-Hit States Report Hospitals are Near Capacity Following Early Reopenings
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-07-11
Following weeks of warnings from public health experts, hospitals in two of the hardest-hit states showed signs that the pandemic has spun out of control in the United States' current epicenters. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Okinawans 'shocked' & demand transparency after Covid-19 outbreaks at US bases increase Japanese prefecture's case toll by 40%
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Dozens of US troops at two bases on the Japanese island of Okinawa have been confirmed infected with the coronavirus. Local authorities demanded transparency from the Pentagon, and an adequate response to the massive outbreak. | Rigorous contact tracing and isolation of those infected had so far allowed the island prefecture to keep the number of confirmed cases at about 150, with only seven fatalities. Overall, as of July 10, Japan reported about 20,700 cases and nearly 1,000 deaths. | Okinawa Governor Tamaki Denny said local…
rt.com/news/494506-okinawa-us-marines-co…

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.
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Tens of thousands of Israelis over Netanyahu's handling of Covid-19 crisis (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Massive crowds have packed into one of the largest squares in Tel-Aviv on Saturday to over how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has handled the coronavirus pandemic and its harsh economic fallout. | The rally at Rabin Square, which is a traditional spot in the city, was staged by self-employed, small business owners and students, who claim that, unlike salaried workers, they never received financial help that was promised by the government. | The demonstrators, who neglected social-distancing rules, carried banners, which read "Let us breathe" and jokingly asked for charity money to be sent to…
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Netanyahu acquires dictatorial powers citing Israel's upsurge in COVID-19 cases
wsws.org | 2020-07-11
The prime minister gave himself and the cabinet emergency powers to impose pandemic restrictions for up to a week before lawmakers can discuss, amend or cancel them.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/11/isra…

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…
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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…

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…

The Heat: U.S. Politics
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-07-11
As the number of COVID-19 cases goes up in the United States, Trump's approval and odds of being re-elected are going down.
america.cgtn.com/2020/07/11/the-heat-u-s…

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…

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…
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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…
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'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…

Saint Petersburg records big spike in June deaths as Covid-19 epidemic continues
rt.com | 2020-07-11
The mortality rate in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-biggest city and former capital, reached a 10-year high in June. According to the city civil registry office, 7,106 people died – far higher than 4,575 last year. | In addition, according to Russian news service Interfax, the city's death rate exceeded 6,000 people just three times in the last ten years – January 2016, January 2017, and March 2018. | The high death rate in Saint Petersburg is likely worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. The metropole ranks second among Russian regions – behind only Moscow – and official figures show that the city saw 1,520 d…
rt.com/russia/494499-saint-petersburg-co…

Serbian police arrest 71 ers, including Brit, as mayhem over Covid-19 restrictions continues
rt.com | 2020-07-11
Police in Serbia have arrested dozens of people, including a Briton and a Tunisian, as crowds of ers pelted stones at cops in Belgrade. Serbia's government and police have accused "foreign factors" of instigating unrest. | The Serbian capital was consumed by unrest for the fourth night in a row on Friday, in what President Aleksandar Vucic described as "pure terrorism." Crowds chucked flares at parliament and hurled stones at the lines of riot police outside the building. | 71 people were arrested on Friday night, police director Vladimir Rebic said at a press conference on Saturday, per AFP. | Also on…
rt.com/news/494478-serbia-belgrade–arre…

'Dread and Horror': Healthcare Expert Draws Grim Prospects of New US Spike in COVID-19 Cases
sputniknews.com | 2020-07-11
The first signs of a spike in coronavirus infections in America emerged two weeks after the start of anti-racism demonstrations and riots in the US and took a turn for the worst a week later, as states continued to reopen their economies.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202007111079858…

Raising Corporate Taxes Could Help Cities Facing COVID-19 Budget Crises
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-11
The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has strained municipal budgets, even as cities have been on the frontlines of the public health emergency and the rising eviction crisis. The federal government is balking at approving aid to states and municipalities, sparking calls for cutbacks in vital public services. Instead, local elected officials should explore options for generating new revenue in ways that help reduce the inequalities that have worsened the effects of the crisis. | This is…
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Schools Are Struggling to Avoid Worsening Inequity When They Reopen
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-11
When Denmark became the first of 22 European countries to reopen schools on April 15, students were told that wearing face masks was optional. But not everything went back to the way it had been before COVID-19. | Recess for Danish children now requires social distancing, and elementary school-aged students have been divided into groups of five to limit interactions. Games include "shadow tag"
truthout.org/articles/schools-are-strugg…

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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).
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[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.
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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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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 …
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Public Sector's Right to Strike Is Left Behind in Biden-Bernie Task Force
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-07-11
This week's release of the recommendations of the "Unity Task Force" made up of delegates from both the Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden camps marked an unprecedented attempt to formally unite the centrist and progressive wings of the Democratic Party. But it also crystallized the depth of their ideological disagreement, including within the world of organized labor. | The task force, made up of 49 surr…
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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…
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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…
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Trump Plans To Meet With President Maduro, Bolton Says
telesurenglish.net | 2020-07-11
U.S National Security's Former Advisor John Bolton Friday said President Donald Trump plans to meet Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro if the White House leader is re-elected in November. | RELATED: | President Maduro Condemns Trump's Intention to Invade Venezuela | Bolton assured Trump plans to meet Nicolas Maduro regardless of "the damage to the opposition" that this may cause. | "I believe he will continue to support the opposition until November's elections. It remains to…
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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.
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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…

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…
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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"
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The Enduring Case for Demanding Trump's Resignation
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-07-11
A woman holds a sign at an anti-Trump in London in 2018. (Photo: Alisdare Hickson/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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